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Along with the sheer joy and excitement of having a newborn comes a million questions. Where should baby sleep? Is that a “hungry cry” or an “I’m hurt” cry? Breastfeed or bottle feed? Did I put the car seat in correctly?

And one question we in the cloth diapering community hear lots: Should I cloth diaper my newborn or wait until he/she is bigger?

While it’s totally up to personal preference, there really isn’t any reason not to cloth diaper from the start. With our second child, we started shortly after returning home from the hospital, but many people are able to begin even when still in the hospital!

But, admittedly, it can be a bit scary. Cloth diapering a newborn can be trickier than cloth diapering an older baby. Between runnier stools and more frequent urination, skinny little thighs, and an umbilical cord stump, it can be confusing and … Read More


wrap&staydry

Thirsties Duo Wrap and Stay Dry Duo Insert

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Every parent has a favorite, don’t they?

I’m not talking about your favorite child – that’s not cool! – I’m talking about your favorite style of cloth diaper.

Whether you #tryallthestyles or use the same one from birth to potty-training, there’s usually one kind that you always grab for.

favorite cloth diaper type

In my case, it’s all-in-ones. For those who may be new to cloth diapering, all-in-one diapers are closest to disposables as far as function. With an attached insert to make diapering as easy as one, two, three, many choose this option particularly for grandparents to use or to send to the sitter. Easy on, easy off.

But, AIOs have their downsides. The complaints I hear most are that they’re costlier and take far more time to dry. Totally legitimate arguments. Stilll, I prefer them.

Side note: I’ve discovered that not ALL AIOs are created equal. The new Thirsties natural AIOs are … Read More


onesizeallinone

Thirsties One Size All in One

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We recently took our first overnight trip as a family of four – two adults and two littles. The added challenge (or so I thought) was that our younger child, Harper, is in cloth.

Spoiler alert: It wasn’t any different from using disposables. Seriously. Just as easy.

Our trip was 3 – 3 ½ hours away to see some friends in Western Massachusetts. We fit in tons of fun: a stop at the outlets, a visit to one of our favorite places (the Eric Carle Museum), plenty of playtime, a fun movie night (picture all four of us snuggled up on a couch watching “Inside Out” – the only one who wasn’t crying was the sleeping baby), more junk food than I can wrap my head around, and some time at one of the awesomest playgrounds ever.

In the midst of it all, our son had his first … Read More