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August 11, 2018
How I cloth diaper my son

How to Cloth Diaper

This precious child (and two others) are depending on me to set an example, change the world, do the best for them. So, I decided to cloth diaper. I only wish I had been willing to try it sooner! Research Before you decide on cloth, do your research. There are many different brands and types of diapers to choose from. I decided on “Pocket Diapers” for our family. For the purpose of this post, all information is in regards to “Pocket Diapers”. If you choose […]
March 19, 2012
hemp inserts

An Overnight Update With My Hemp Inserts

In past posts, such as this one, I have mentioned that we struggle with containing overnight leaks. This is true whether we use cloth or disposable. It is very difficult for either to contain my heavy wetter’s 12- 13 hours of soiling. Consequently, my quest over the past few weeks has been trying to eliminate these overnight leaks. Pocket Diapers Although I could have given up on pockets and tried another system, my stubbornness wanted to keep trying to make my pocket diapers […]
March 9, 2012
overstuffing

Overstuffing Cloth Diapers?

As I have mentioned before, my dear Jocelyn is a heavy wetter. Thus, I have been accumulating extra inserts to help with this situation. I have a variety of inserts in hemp, minky, and microfiber. As I have be amassing these inserts I have been adding more and more into each pocket diaper and I have learned a lesson; overstuffing is just as much a leak risk as understuffing. My personality tells me that if 2 inserts are good, then 3 inserts are even […]
February 27, 2012
Pocket Diaper Tutorial

A Pocket Diaper Tutorial

A few days ago, I met with a friend to do my first meeting as a consultant for DiaperHQ. As I was explaining all the options for diapers, I realized how confusing it can all be. So, I thought that I would spend the next few post explaining the most popular cloth diaper options. Today, we will begin with one of my favorites–a pocket diaper. Pocket diapers are a very popular modern cloth diaper. Pocket diapers consist in a waterproof outer, a stay-dry […]
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, […]
January 23, 2012
Defense Against Cloth Diaper Leaks

Do Cloth Diapers Leak? Yes! Here’s How To Stop The Leaks

Cloth Diaper Leaks An Introduction Do cloth Diapers Leak? Yes, in my experience, diaper leaks are part of parenthood, whether using disposable diapers or cloth diapers. Not a pleasant part of parenthood, but a real part nonetheless. Due to a variety of reasons, I have had to use both cloth and disposable diapers with Jocelyn. With both types of diapers, I have experienced some leaking. What I have observed is that disposable diapers and cloth diaper leaks in different ways. Disposable Diaper […]