Cloth Diapering, Pregnancy & Parenting Discoveries

February 24, 2012
Storing Cloth Diapers

When they’re clean – Storing Cloth Diapers

Over the past few days, I have been discussing the storage of my cloth diapers while they are dirty. Today, I thought I would cover storing cloth diapers when they are clean. I wish I could say that I had a perfect routine for storing my cloth diapers after they come out of the dryer. But honestly, my clean cloth diapers have two storage locations; one which is ideal and the other one is much less so. One makes changing Jocelyn’s diapers […]
February 22, 2012
Diaper Storage Room

My Laundry Room = Diaper Storage Room, Part II

On Monday, I discussed our choice to store our dirty diapers in our laundry room. As I said, we are pleased with how this has worked out. However, one problem did arise quickly after making this switch. What was that problem you ask? Well, since our laundry room is small and often closed for hours on end, the ammonia smell of dirty diapers tended to build up. Since I really wanted to be able to enter my laundry room without being accosted […]
February 20, 2012
Diaper Storage Room

My Laundry Room = Diaper Storage Room

When I first started with cloth diapers one big decision I had to make was where to store my dirty diapers. In a previous post, I discussed my decision to store my dirty cloth diapers in a dry hanging pail. After deciding how to store my dirty diapers, the next decision was where to store them. I first thought that I should hang the diaper pail on the changing table itself so that I could drop the dirty diapers in pail after changing […]
February 17, 2012
hemp inserts

My Super Soaker And Our New Hemp Inserts

I believe that I have mentioned previously that my little girl is quite the heavy wetter. I have even taken to calling her a super soaker. For months now, her dad and I have been trying to find ways to make her diapers absorbent enough to avoid leaks. I had heard very good things about hemp inserts/doublers so I finally splurged and purchased a few [you can find them here]. My Decision I first decided to give hemp inserts a try because […]
February 15, 2012
cloth diaper nerd

Breaking News in the Cloth Diaper World

I realized today that I have become a total cloth diaper nerd. What happened to cause this realization dawn on me? Today two prominent cloth diaper companies made announcements about new products and sales. These announcements made me so excited that I realized that I have truly become a cloth diaper nerd! So what are these awesome deals? First Item FuzziBunz announced today that two of their products are going on sale. The first item that is going on sale is the […]
February 13, 2012
motherhood

Flexibility ~ The Number One Rule of Motherhood

I am quickly learning that the number one rule of motherhood is flexibility. No matter what I have planned, the things that Jocelyn needs takes center stage no matter my well-laid plans. The truth is, I love Jocelyn so much that I truly desire to meet her every want and need to the best of my ability. However, it would be much easier to do so on my schedule! You see, flexibility is not a virtue that I possess in plenty. However, […]
February 10, 2012
cloth diaper new features

New Features!

I am excited to announce that I have just added several new features to my blog. These new pages are designed to help answer any questions you may have about cloth diapers. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to leave me a comment or contact me and I will respond to you. Here’s a rundown of my newest features: Getting Started with Cloth – Basics: This feature has a number of questions and answers about the basics of using […]
February 10, 2012
Common-Cloth-Diapering-Community-Terms

Cloth Diaper Lingo – FAQ – Cloth Diaper Glossary

New cloth diapers should come with specific instructions on everything you need to know about cloth diapers, not just the care of the brand you just purchased! They don’t. And no one agrees on anything. So the best that a new cloth diaper parent navigating the shifting landscapes of shoulds and shouldn’ts can do, is study up on vocabulary so they can at least understand what everyone is arguing about. What is needed is a glossary full of terms lest a facebook […]
February 10, 2012
Cloth Diaper FAQ – Troubleshooting

Cloth Diaper FAQ – Troubleshooting

What do I do about leaks? In my experience, diaper leaks are going to happen sometimes. This is true for me when using cloth and when using disposables. There are several things that you can do if you are experiencing leaks with cloth. Here are my top 10 leaks suggestions: 1. Make sure that diaper is properly adjusted 2. Change diapers frequently 3. Ensure that the inserts are in the diaper correctly 4. Make sure that no fabric is sticking out of […]