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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

What to Do in the Event of a Poopsplosion

A what?

 

Poopsplosion: A poop explosion, an eruption of poop

 

Is that really a word? It isn’t in the dictionary or on Wikipedia, but in the cloth diapering world, yes it is! This is not just a leak, or even a blowout, but an explosion that typically makes a lot of noise and a huge mess! There is no other word that describes it better, and when you have encountered one, you understand why it is called that. Sounds like something you want to deal with, right? Unfortunately, this may be an occurrence during the diapering stage, so please excuse the crudities and read on!

 

For those of you who have diapered for a while, I am sure you have your own story to tell. I remember one time in particular when this happened to me. We were on a road trip from Minnesota to Colorado. My … Read More

Cooper’s Status Update: Potty Trained!

     When Cooper was a newborn and I had just started blogging for Thiristies, I was already thinking ahead to the days we would be potty-training him. It’s not that I was anxious for him to grow up, but rather that I had heard cloth-diapered tots often potty-train earlier than their disposable wearing buddies. Could it be due to the fact that cloth diapers feel wet after a tinkle, unlike disposables, which thanks to being filled with  sodium polyacralyte, feel almost dry even when ready to burst? Or could it be that their parents were more motivated to have them using the toilet so they could stop washing poopy diapers? I had my theories. And let’s just say, Cooper threw me for a poopy-loop despite it all.

     Cooper’s two older sisters were potty trained just after they turned two. Once I was ready to be consistent and follow through, they didn’t Read More

Detergent Additives – Dyes, Fragrances, and Cloth Diapers

When laundering cloth diapers, there is a list of detergent additives that are cautioned. This is due to the effects they have on your cloth diapers or baby’s skin. Some may be fine for your regular laundry, but not for cloth diapers. The additives to look out for are:

Brighteners
Chlorine Bleach
Dyes
Enzymes
Fragrance
Softeners

How are you supposed to remember all of that? You don’t have to. Simply follow the recommendations of the manufacturer. Our Customer Center and FAQs should have all the information you will need.

For those of you who like to know the Whys, I would like to explain the reasons why these additives are not recommended. This is my third post on the issue, with this one addressing Dyes and Fragrances.

Dyes have no use in detergents, besides coloring the liquid. Dyes may not totally rinse out of the diapers. They … Read More