Cloth Diapering, Pregnancy & Parenting Discoveries

February 10, 2012
cheap cloth diapers

Cheap Cloth Diapers For As Little As $101.28

Relax Finding cheap cloth diapers is at the top of every cloth diapering moms list! Getting started with cloth diapering is not as difficult as you might think. My first advice to all moms asking me about cloth diapering is “Relax!” Generally speaking, I think a lot of people get scared off in the beginning because they think there’s a lot to “learn.” Honestly, it’s not hard! If you can change a baby’s butt and do laundry, then you’ve already got the […]
February 10, 2012
Cloth Diaper Options

Getting Started with Cloth – Brands/Options

Part 2: Cloth Diaper Options (and Brands) (Part 1: Getting Started With Cloth – Basics can be found here) What Cloth Diaper Options Are Available? There are many different cloth diaper options available when choosing a cloth diaper namely: pocket diapers, all-in-one diapers, diaper cover systems, fitteds, and hybrids.   The “Pocket” Cloth Diaper Option Pocket diapers generally have a waterproof layer which keeps the diaper from leaking, a stay-dry layer which creates a pocket, and inserts which are placed inside the pocket. […]
February 10, 2012
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Getting Started With Cloth – Basics

Part 1: The Basics Informed Decision Make an informed decision! This is extremely important in finding the system that works for you. Your initial investment for cloth diapers is going to be between $200 and $500, however, after that, you will have no monthly diaper expenses. When compared to disposables, you will cover the initial start-up cost of a quality cloth system in less that one year.   Cloth  Disposables  Diaper Service  First Year $500 $1000 $1000 Second Year $200 $1000 $500 Third […]
February 9, 2012
types of cloth diapers

Stocking Up With Cloth Diaper Necessities

Before I first started cloth diapering with Jocelyn, one of the biggest questions I had was, what items will I need? I knew that I needed the diapers themselves, but how many did I need? I had an idea that I needed a way to store my soiled diapers, but what kind of pail did I need? And then, there were some things that I did not even think about like a wet bag, special laundry detergent, a diaper sprayer, extra inserts, […]
February 8, 2012

Best Hanging Wet Bag For Cloth Diapers

Now that I’m a full fledge cloth diaper mama, I decided I need to get a wet bag. But which one is the best hanging wet bag for cloth diapers? I knew I needed to do some asking around and read some reviews before deciding for sure which one to get. Dealing With Dirty Diapers One of the least fun parts of dealing with diapers, cloth or disposable, is taking care of dirty diapers. When I was using disposables, I used to […]
February 5, 2012
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Let’s Begin (Prepping Diapers)

It is always very exciting when brand new cloth diapers arrive. I always want to put them on Jocelyn immediately. However, before using new cloth diapers for the first time they need to be prepped. Prepping is a very easy process that does not require any special know how or materials. Basically, prepping new diapers simply requires running the washer and dryer a few times. My goal with prepping diapers is to wash my new diapers approximately 4 to 5 times to […]
February 4, 2012
front load vs top load

Best Washing Machine For Cloth Diapers

Have you ever wondered what is the Best Washing Machine For Cloth Diapers? Yesterday, one of my readers asked me an excellent question. I did not immediately have the answer, but the question intrigued me, so I did a bit of research. The gist of the question was this: Is a top loader washing machine or a front loader washing machine better for washing diapers, especially concerning avoiding leaks? I have only ever used a top loading washing machine to wash my […]
February 2, 2012

How Does A Diaper Sprayer Work?

How does a diaper sprayer work? I’ll get to that in a minute, but first let me say, I am a firm believer that the diaper sprayer is the best thing since sliced bread! Okay, well maybe that is a bit of an exaggeration. However, today as I was spraying a particularly dirty diaper, I was struck, luckily not literally, by how much I appreciate this small little invention called the diaper sprayer! It is quite a convenience to have a terribly soiled […]
January 31, 2012
Diaper Rash

Diaper Rash Options – My Experience

Despite all the wonderful benefits cloth diapers provide for a baby’s skin, sometimes rashes do occur. Yes, the ugly truth is that rashes can happen even with cloth diapers. There are many factors besides the type of diaper that can cause diaper rash. In our case, a combination of very sensitive skin and food allergies is the most common cause of Jocelyn’s rashes. I am sad to report that today Jocelyn is sporting a pretty nasty diaper rash. Thus, I have spent […]