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Eeeeek! My Cloth Diapers Smell Like Ammonia!

Cooper started wearing his size two when he was about seven months. This means we’ve been using these cloth diapers for about five months.  In the last month or so, I’ve noticed that after Cooper peed in his diaper, it smelled very strongly of ammonia–and that his bum was getting red. I did some research and found out that I needed to strip my diapers. Occasional ammonia build-up is a completely normal part of cloth diapering and is easily resolved.

Stripping Cooper’s diapers was easy.  I simply ran them through a pre-wash like I always do to remove the traces of solid waste and rinse out most of the urine. To really get the ammonia build up out of the diapers requires a more intense process than a regular wash, so the next step  was adding about two tablespoons of regular blue Dawn dish detergent and washing the diapers on … Read More

Thirsties Thursday Giveaway #39**CLOSED**

Thirsties Thursday Giveaway:

1-Thirsties Super Wash
1-Thirsties Pre-Wash


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Why can’t I use soap on my cloth diapers and covers?

Pure soap is not recommended for use on laundry due to the fact that soaps can leave a residue on your diapers and covers, in the form of soap scum. This makes the diapers repel moisture rather than absorb it, and it is also harsh on the laminates used in your diaper covers, making them absorb rather than repel liquid.

Soap and detergent are both cleaning agents, yet detergents are formulated specifically for laundry and other purposes. A detergent is a synthetic product, meaning the ingredients are processed and mixed together to form the detergent. Soap is made by simply mixing lye with vegetable or animal fats, although other ingredients may be added.

The best choice for washing your diapers is to use detergent on them; however, all detergents are not alike! For cloth diapers, you will want to choose a detergent with no additives such as Brighteners, Chlorine Bleach, … Read More

It’s Thirsties Time- Giveaway #24 Winner

Congratulations to Katie S. (katiekstewart@….) who won our Thirsties Thursday Giveaway #24.

Katie S.  won:

1-Thirsties Pre-Wash
1-Thirsties Super Wash

Katie S. , please contact us here to claim your giveaway. You have until November 23rd at 4pm cst to claim otherwise we will draw a new winner.

Thirsties Thursday Giveaway #24**CLOSED**

Thirsties Thursday Giveaway:

1-Thirsties Pre-Wash
1-Thirsties Super Wash