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My Experiences Cloth Diapering a Toddler

Our second child is officially a 16-month-old toddler. Actually, her body just seems to have caught up with her mindset; she clearly thinks she’s far older than she really is and wants to keep up with her 4.5-year-old brother.

If you have any “big kids” like us, you know that mobility changes the parenting game, big-time. Silence means trouble, closing the bathroom doors becomes a necessity, and diaper changes are…challenging. If your little one is still, well, little here are some things you have to look forward to when it comes to diapering a tot – because odds are you’ve mastered your cloth diaper washing routine and how many you expect to use in a day and the perfect nighttime stay-dry strategy, but things are about to get a little different.

– “You want me to stop playing…for you to do WHAT?!” For all the horrible newborn diapers and runny … Read More

Hook & Loop vs. Snaps

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Isn’t it funny how habitual we humans can be? Sleeping on a certain side of the bed. Only listening to a particular genre of music during a particular season. Eating pasta with a piece of bread to sop up the sauce. We all have our “thing.”

And when it comes to cloth diapers, the attachments continue. But, one of the popular debates that people seem totally split on is all about attachment – attachment of the diaper to the bum. By that I mean the good old conversation: snaps vs. aplix.

There was a time when there wasn’t much of a choice: safety pins with pink duck heads or plain white ones? Yeah. Pins were king.

But, now with the popularity of AIOs and pocket diapers, lives have been made easier with the addition of built-in attachment devices. In all this ease, though, it has made the choice of which … Read More

Tips for Dealing with Poopy Cloth Diapers

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Now that my daughter’s about 8 months, it’s time to address, ugh, poop. For some, this is a cloth diapering issue to solve from day one (if a baby is formula fed). But, in our case, Harper is breastfeed and hasn’t taken to solids as voraciously as her brother did (boy, DID he!), so her poop has just recently taken a turn into the needs-to-be-rinsed-first territory.

This is one of those topics that turns people away from cloth diapering altogether. I kind of find it funny because, well, have you TRIED disposables? Talk about blow-outs. Seriously. As parents, we’re going to be touching poop. And catching vomit in our hands. And wiping snot off of faces without a tissue. Gross happens, so what’s a little extra here and there? (Plus, thank goodness for cloth diapers that CONTAIN THE BLOW-OUTS! And, did you guys know that disposable users are actually Read More

Camping in Cloth Diapers

When it comes to camping, we all have different ideas of what that might mean. My husband gets a little spooked that it means using a tent, hiking miles to get to a secluded spot, and totally roughing it – which it can be, but it’s not the only way.

Others love having all the comforts of home, including wi-fi, cable, A/C, and, of course, indoor plumbing, but in a peaceful, natural setting.

I fall somewhere in between. I’ve done the tent thing (sans hiking, it was at a heavily wooded campground) and rented several house-like cottages over the years. While I like both, I kind of prefer a small cabin with few rooms, cold running water, a toilet, and a campfire. See? In between.

No matter what style of camping you enjoy, you can still cloth diaper while doing so. It may seem like an extra pain in the … Read More

4 Reasons Cloth Diapers are Summertime’s BFF

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Hooray! Summer is officially upon us. For those in the American Southwest, I apologize for my excitement; I know it’s beyond stiflingly hot out there. Sorry!

But, as an educator, I am stoked to be home to focus on my family and writing projects this summer. I’m even happier that our little girl will be sporting a fluff bum 100% of the time.

So, why are cloth diapers perfect for summertime? I’m sharing my favorite reasons today.

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The Only Wardrobe Baby Needs – Aside from some safe sunscreen and a floppy hat, a cloth diaper is all the wardrobe you need to worry about on those super hot days. Could you do this in disposables? Sure. But, the fabric and downright adorableness trump sposies any day, right?

Double as Swim Diapers – If you’re in a pinch for a swim diaper while vacationing, an old (unstuffed) pocket diaper shell will … Read More