Monthly Archives: December 2011
Cloth diaper laundry involves a trade-off between cleaning diapering items thoroughly and making them last. Whether the product has natural components or man-made components determines the care of the product. This is just like your other laundry – it must be sorted with special care as to the content of the item. You may wash your Thirsties items together on Hot (after the initial prep cycles), but drying does need some special attention.
Fact: Drying with heat damages the fibers of any material.
Anyone who owns a wool diaper cover knows that they would never put it in the washer or dryer with their other diapering items. Much the same, diapers and covers with man-made components must be kept out of high heat, or the items will quickly break down. You will see evidence of wear as fading color, tears, weakened seams, stretched out elastic, and hook and loop that … Read More
When I tell my friends and family that we use cloth diapers, the first reaction of many is “I couldn’t stand dealing with the dirty diapers.” Too squeamish for cloth diapers? Well, let’s put it this way, parenting in general is not for the squeamish!
Anyone dealing with infants and toddlers is changing diapers. You’ll be wiping buns and will be seeing, smelling and dealing with poo whether you are using cloth or disposable. Many parents who use disposable diapers just wrap up the poo and throw it in the trash. Using cloth involves one extra small step: I take the solid waste and flush it down the toilet–this involves either a gentle shake or a bit of toilet paper to help it off. It’s no worse than wiping it off of my child’s behind. I then fold up the diaper and toss it into my wet bag … Read More