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May 2019 Cloth Diaper Tales Scavenger Hunt Giveaway – WEEK 1 (US, CA, UK, AU, CN, MY, and IE)

May 2019 Cloth Diaper Tales Scavenger Hunt Giveaway No purchase is necessary to enter or win this giveaway. Prize Description Grand Prize: (1) Prize ...

Infant bitten 25 times at preschool that has had at least 10 citations in the past!

"At first, I was like are those really bite marks? And then, my brain kinda stopped thinking and I started crying," the child's mother said after seeing the ...

FuzziBunz How To Use One-Size Pocket Diaper Video Tutorial & #FluffFridayGiveaway

  FuzziBunz One Size Pocket Diapers   FuzziBunz Pocket Diapers are hands down the softest diapers you will ever put on your baby. Invented by ...

What Are The Best Cloth Diaper Inserts For Heavy Wetters?

Cloth diapers are a smart decision for most parents – they are more cost-efficient, environmentally friendly, and made without harsh chemicals like standard ...

What Are Some Age Appropriate Toys For 4 Month Old?

While one month doesn’t feel like much time, for a baby each month presents new challenges and unique developmental things. Because of this, it’s important for ...

Cloth Diaper Tales April Facebook “Like, Share & Tag” Giveaway

OPEN IN THE USA, AUSTRALIA  IRELAND, UNITED KINGDOM and, CANADA. To enter to win, you have to like, share and tag a friend in the comments of the Facebook ...

Stephanie Talks About Why Prefold Cloth Diapers and Covers are Simple and Easy

Prefold cloth diapers are a simple and easy way to get started with cloth diapers and many moms stick with this system as their baby grows. Stephanie lives ...

How To Wash Cloth Diapers for the First Time

  How To Wash Cloth Diapers for the First Time   Washing cloth diapers for the first time is called "prepping" in the cloth diaper world. ...

Best Baby Toys 0 – 6 Months

  Best Baby Toys 0 - 6 Months   As we anticipate the arrival of our baby whether it is our first or our fifth, we feel a flutter of ...

Best Toys for 8-Month-Old Development

  The Best Toys For 8-Month-Old Development   An eight-month-old baby is reaching many new developmental milestones, and providing the right ...

Picking The Best Cloth Diaper Cover For Prefolds

We have been asked many times about covers. The choices are numerous and people are very loyal to certain brands. I thought I would write a little about what I ...

I Love Our Evenflo Easy Walk Thru Top Of Stairs Gate

  Evenflo Easy Walk Thru Top Of Stairs Gate   When my husband and I had our first child, we lived in a tiny townhouse that had very steep ...

Read This Mom’s Warning About Aerosol Sunscreens + Baby Sunburn Remedies, Tips & Protection

  One Mom's Horrifying Experience   Back in May 2017, Rebecca Cannon followed all the instructions on the back of the SPF 50 broad ...

[OVER] Sharing is Caring Giveaway! 1 Week Only

I have (1) $15 Amazon eGift Card up for grabs! What do you have to do to win? * Like & Follow are not required, but helpful to know when we announce ...

Homemade Toys From Recycled Materials

When my now 16-year-old son was an infant he was in an early intervention center, due to his prematurity. He started early intervention when he was 15 months ...

Disney Planes Characters Toys Soar Into Our Home!

I haven’t seen any of the Disney’s Planes the movies yet (feels like I'm always too busy to just sit down and watch them all the way through)… but my children ...

Alienated First Time Moms?

I think it’s pretty well known that I’m a cloth diapering mom. You just need to look anywhere on my website. So I don’t pay much attention to commercials and ...

Marny Tells us Why Fitted Cloth Diapers and Covers are Easy to Use

  Marny's love of cloth diapers  Marny's love of cloth diapers starts with fitted cloth diapers and covers, but really, she loves them all! ...

[OVER] Followers Giveaway – ONE WEEK ONLY!

Today is a big day.  We have reached 35 followers on our Tales of a Cloth Diaper Mama Facebook page!  I can hardly believe it.  Double digits! Whenever I ...

Is Cloth a Hygienic Option Within a Day Care Setting?

At some point or another, a good portion of parents are faced with the issue of finding and placing their infant or toddler in a daycare setting. According to ...

Hemp Diapers – What exactly is Hemp?

Most people think of hippies, drugs, or an old Cheech and Chong movie when they hear the word 'hemp.' Although these references may be somewhat correct, they ...

Wool Diaper Inserts and Covers

My first reaction to wool as a choice fabric for diaper covers was less than informed.I was considering an old scratchy sweater my grandfather had graciously ...

Rebecca Talks About How Used Cloth Diapers Are The Way to Go!

Rebecca says that used diapers are just as good as the expensive new ones. And, keeping it simple and easy is what this mama is all about. Her little guy, ...

AIO Cloth Diaper

The AIO cloth diaper is probably the easiest cloth diaper to use. AIOs (All-in-Ones) are all one piece, no need to stuff or put a cover over, they are ...

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  1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the g Diapers Bridget. I liked the few I had. Of course, when I had mine, I wasn’t breastfeeding at the time, so maybe that’s what made the difference??

    Who knows why one type works for one person and not another! It’s great to hear all sides and experiences.

  2. Giveaway has been closed early! I’m not sure why, but this giveaway hasn’t received any comments at all! Therefore we are closing this giveaway and re-evaluating if this is the best way to get our community involved. Maybe its a bad time of year, maybe my readers are not interested in giveaways. Regardless, for now, I am not planning any giveaways in the near future.

  3. Congratulations Jackie Glagola, you were my one and only entry! I will be announcing your name on Facebook and will ask that you PM me your info. Thanks

  4. Pat, I have never encountered any problems using Seventh Generation however it has been shown to irritate the eyes and skin in human and animal studies. The severity of irritation increases with the concentration. I think it also depends on each persons unique sensitivity. So yes, sodium lauryl sulfate can be a skin irritant.

  5. Hi Jess & Thank you for that excellent question! You’ll need a 350+ BLB fluorescent black light, which is the ideal light source to reveal optical brighteners! Screw-In black lights like incandescents will not work. I recently upgraded my blacklight to the Escolite UV Flashlight and I love it! There are cheaper models available that cost about half of what this one cost however they are half the size and not nearly as bright. My eyes are not as good as they use to be!

  6. Congratulations! You are our winner in the #FluffFridayGiveaway – Please Head on over to our Facebook page and PM me your Full Name and Mailing address

  7. has an article on how to remove the optical brighteners, once removed they are gone for good unless you wash the clothes in a detergent that has the brighteners in them again. the article is here: I followed the instructions on that page and switched to this brand – I suppose I should write a post about the huge difference I noticed in my baby’s rashes – lack of. Prior to researching optical brighteners, I used Foca.. cheap and I felt it worked really well. I never associated the “heat bumps” and skin rashes because they were so mild. I just assumed it was baby acne! Now? No baby acne? Weird, huh?

  8. Cheer laundry detergent does not have optical brighteners. Too bad P&G has been minimizing this brand and becoming harder to find. Most stores that carry it will now have liquid or powder, but not both.

    Hi Jonathan,
    I looked into this, as promised and unfortunately, All but one of the Cheer products do have optical brighteners. Here is a list of what I found along with the source:

    The Only one that I found free of optical brighteners was Cheer stay colorful Powdered Detergent – Fresh Clean. This products only brightener” is Sodium Percarbonate which is a combination of sodium carbonate and hydrogen peroxide. This is a chemical and exposure to the pure chemical can cause burns, skin irritation, eye irritations, and even blindness! However, it is not an “optical” brightener. I will be adding this one to our list, Thanks for bringing my attention to this one! Appreciate it!!

  9. Thanks Jonathan! I will look into it. Appreciate your pointing this out to me. It’s really hard to keep up with all of the brands. That’s why user input like yours is so important to me. The more we know, the better we can make educated choices. Hope to hear more from you

  10. Have you tried Facebook? I’m sure there are several “groups” – which are like forums. I would start there. Hope this helps

  11. Thank you, Lindsay, your too kind. Hope to see more of you around here.

  12. Your welcome

  13. You are very welcome! I received your facebook message this morning and will have the “Bambo Nature USA Snuggle Time Both Lotion” sent to you. I have my sister in law take care of shipping the prizes. She is pretty quick at getting them out, so you should have it within a week. If it has not arrived within 10 days, please let me know so I can track it down.

    Just as a reminder, you are still eligible to win future prizes, so please feel free to enter our upcoming promotion.


    PS. We don’t actually have sponsors. I decided when I started this blog that in order for readers to connect with me and feel like they were getting an unbiased view of a product, it would be best if that product was actually something I use and love! I don’t know, I just feel like when I read a blog that has a “sponsored” prize/review, how honest can the reviewer really be.. I mean the blogger needs to stay in good standing with the sponsor/company right? It all feels a little too one-sided to me, so I only promote products I use myself, have tested myself and pay for myself. I think the readers like it that way. 😉

  14. Aww poor little guy. I hope you find something that helps.

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