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Monthly Archives: October 2012

My Soap Nuts Have Arrived!

I just got my first box of soap nuts, also known as soap berries, in the mail. I wrote a blog on them several months ago and had been meaning to buy some. I couldn’t find any locally but truth be told, I didn’t look very hard. I ended up ordering some online…my favorite kind of shopping– in my jammies with out pushing a shopping cart with children clinging to the sides or begging for junk. I ordered a box of Eco Nuts.

When the package finally arrived a few days later, I marveled at how light it was. The box of Eco Nuts was small, about the size of a large grapefruit except square. It said it contained enough soap nuts for 100 loads of laundry. It had cost about the same as the liquid detergent I usually buy, $11.50 plus tax. The detergent I buy will … Read More

It’s Thirsties Time- Giveaway #70 Winner

Congratulations to Kate Cunha who won our Thirsties Thursday Giveaway #70.

Kate won:

2-Thirsties Duo Fab Fitted Cloth Diapers
1-Thirsties Duo Wrap

Kate, pleaseĀ contact us here to claim your giveaway. When you contact us let us know you are the winner and also include your email address for verification purposes. You have until November 1st at 4pm cst to claim otherwise we will draw a new winner.

Thirsties Baby Photo Contest

Thirsties is just about to release its new branding video and we would love to involve you and your baby! Submit a photo of your cutie (or you and your baby) in a Thirsties product! We can’t wait to see all the adorable photos! Limit 1 photo entry per family. ACT QUICKLY- the contest ends October 30th.

Enter the photo contest today!

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Thirsties Thursday Giveaway #71**CLOSED**

Thirsties Thursday Giveaway:
1-Thirsties Duo AIO Cloth Diaper
1-Thirsties Duo Cloth Diaper
1-Thirsties Duo Hemp Prefold
a Rafflecopter giveaway

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How to Strip Cloth Diapers

You will need to strip your diapers if you have residue or diaper odor. Residue can be caused by hard water, diapers than are not cleaned or rinsed thoroughly, detergents, or from greasy products such as diaper creams or fabric softeners. You could also have soap scum if you use a non-approved soap or detergent.

Following are the instructions for diaper stripping. Strip only as needed, as it can be harsh on your diapering products.


Standard machines:

Maximum load size is 24 XS/S or 18 M/L diapers.

Starting with clean diapers:

  1. Fill machine with Hot water on the highest water level, using a heavy cycle.
  2. Add 2 Tablespoons of Dawn Classic dish soap to the wash water and agitate for about 10 seconds.
  3. Add diapers and run wash cycle, adding two extra warm rinses.
  4. If the rinse water is slimy or has any bubbles during the last
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