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Spring Cleaning for Cloth Diapers

With spring comes thoughts of cleaning and freshening up. I’ve been chipping away at our spring cleaning slower than usual, but I think that’s mostly because we spent so much time working to get our old house on the market that our new one still looks, well, like we just moved in. Needless to say, I need to get my rear in gear.

So, I thought it’d be fun (if laundry can be deemed fun) to share a few of the most popular topics people ask about when keeping cloth diapers clean, as well as the one and only thing I do to “spring clean” my dipes.

– Once you figure out your routine, stick to it. Do what works best for your family, of course, but this Thirsties guide is printable (which is super helpful when a well-meaning relative decides to work on laundry while babysitting on a rare … Read More

Organizing Cloth Diapers

Last week, we chatted about purging while pregnant – the whys and hows. It made me think about how purging and cloth diapering go hand-in-hand.

*record scratch*

Hubba, whaaa? How can that be? Especially when many of us want to #buyallthediapers??

All I really mean is that I’ve noticed that many families that cloth diaper are all about living simply, too. We all have TONS of different reasons for cloth diapering, but we can all agree that life is a bit simpler not to have to run out and spend money on disposables on a regular basis (once you get your wash routine down, of course). It’s just one less thing to worry about.

Sure, some of us have a super basic stash consisting of flats and covers, while others have a huge stash featuring the latest prints and colors. Some have all one brand (if it’s Thirsties, we appreciate … Read More

How Do I Dry My Cloth Diapering Product

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

Cloth Diaper Care

Before wearing…
Wash all diapers at least one time before use. Washing and drying your hemp and natural cotton diapers at least 3 times before use will wash away the natural oils that inhibit absorption. You can add them to your normal white laundry for the initial 3 wash/dry cycles, to save on water and energy.

Diaper changing station…
Shake solids into toilet after each diaper change. Store your soiled Thirsties® Cloth Diapers in a DRY diaper pail. A standard 52-quart garbage pail with a lid works great and can be purchased at your local department store. Be sure to line your pail with a Thirsties® Deluxe Diaper Pail Liner to avoid having to clean your pail on every laundry day. Simply dump the diapers into the washer and throw in the pail liner for every cloth diaper load. If you have a second liner on hand, place into the … Read More