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Retro Fluff – Cloth Diapering Thoughts from My Mother

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As you may already know, I’m a holiday person. I love creating round-ups of books and activities to celebrate with. You should see my Pinterest boards for the kids’ birthdays. #imnotobsessedyouare #okayyesiam

So, with Mother’s Day on the horizon, you’d think I’d be doing the same thing, right? Curveball time!

I decided to share a lovely chat I had recently with my own mother (and a not-so-lovely old baby picture of myself) with the whole wide world. She raised four children (in the ‘70s and ‘80s), all in cloth. So, now that we’re on our own cloth journey, I was fascinated to hear how things used to be for the original fluff families.

Only One Way to Do Cloth

When my mother had her first child, cloth was pretty much the only option.

You know how today we go through the process of researching all the different styles of cloth … Read More

The Great Cloth Diaper Change

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April is a great month, isn’t it?

Spring is here (for most of the country). It’s “Earth Month”, a whole month dedicated to thinking about our environmental impact. It’s a month to celebrate the #MakeClothMainstream challenge. There’s even a day to take part in the Great Cloth Diaper Change.

I mean, seriously! It’s a month MADE for eco-conscious cloth diapering families!

In case you haven’t heard of the Great Cloth Diaper Change (GCDC) yet, it’s a good thing I’ve caught you when I have. The GCDC is an activity dedicated to spreading the good word about cloth diapering.
This year, the GCDC is being held April 23rd at 11am local time and can be found in many locations throughout the US and beyond. (And don’t worry! If you can’t make it right at 11 o’clock, many are actual day-long events.)

Depending on where you live, GCDC activities vary. Some

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My Cloth Diaper Failure and How I’ll Bounce Back

Greetings to all Thirsties blog readers and users out there! A quick introduction today before jumping right into my first post – my name is Megan, and I’m over-the-moon excited to be chatting with you here. I hope that my topics and experiences will speak to you on many levels as we take this journey together. I look forward to getting to know you and hearing your own thoughts in the comments!

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As a soon to be second-time mama, it’s sometimes hard to admit that I didn’t succeed at everything the first time around. I never got the hang of babywearing. My disciplining voice is still far from the gentle parenting resources I’ve read and admired. And, the biggest “shoulda-coulda-woulda” parenting moment of them all: I failed at cloth diapering.

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For the cloth diapering pros out there, you may be chuckling to yourselves. After all, what’s so hard about Read More

The cloth diaper community: I love this group of parents!

Have you ever had this scenario happen? You’re with a group of parents, doing the small talk thing because you’ve just thirsties-one-size-pocket-babies-vert-4recently met each other and aren’t quite comfortable baring your heart and soul, when suddenly you find out by chance, that the woman who has been sitting kitty-corner to you the entire meal also uses cloth diapers on her baby. Your face perks up and you think to yourself, “Ah! A fellow cloth diaper user!” The conversation quickly changes from small talk to fluff talk and the two of you are quickly forming a close relationship…all based on your use of cloth diapers on your children.

See, that’s what I love about the cloth diaper community: You could seemingly have absolutely nothing in common with another parent you’re becoming acquainted with but the second both of you discover that you use cloth diapers there’s a bond. It doesn’t matter … Read More

Unconventional ways to use a Wet Bag

thirsties_blog_wet-bag-pail-liner_featured-imageSure the wet bag is a “must-have” cloth diapering accessory; there are few that would argue with that statement. I, however, want to show you the unconventional ways to use your wet bag. Okay, so these are my ideas, no one else’s, but I think they’re unconventional. You’ve heard that you can use them for your wet and dirty diapers when you’re out and about. You can use one at the beach to put your wet swimming suit in for the ride home. What else can you do with it? When you put your mind to it, the possibilities are endless!

1. It’s winter and if you live in the northern part of the country a wet bag is the perfect pairing for that sledding party. It’s amazing how sopping wet those hats, mittens and scarves can get, especially once they’re in the car. Using a wet bag keeps everything … Read More