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Hard Water and Your Cloth Diaper Laundry

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One of my girl Laura’s recent #ThirstiesLive chats on the official Thirsties Facebook page (and @thirstiesinc Instagram Live!) was a topic that we’ve had tons of questions about (and that many of us have dealt with firsthand). As a family who lives in an area with pretty hard water, my ears perked up when I heard the phrase. When someone has wash issues, the first place my brain usually goes is the hardness of the person’s water.

So, I thought it’d be cool to share some of the amazing information that was put forth in case you’re having any of the issues mentioned and would like some help amending them.

What is hard water & how do you know if you have it?


The actual phrase “hard water” sounds weird, doesn’t it? “How can water be HARD? It’s…liquid.” Aside from freezing it into solid ice cubes, hard water is actually Read More

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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

How Often to Change a Cloth Diaper

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The answer to this question may seem simple – just change them when they are dirty or wet! However, there is more to it than that. Since babies of different ages will have different outputs, you will need to have a general idea of when you will need to check the diaper, and how many diapers you need to have on hand for each age. Some babies may not let you know when they are wet or dirty, so checking the diaper periodically may be necessary. If switching from disposables to cloth, there may be a considerable difference in the amount of diaper changes.

As a general rule, diapers should be checked every 1.5-2 hours during the daytime. Older babies may go longer in between changes. You will quickly find out what the elimination routine is for your baby, and will adjust according to their own personal needs. The absorbency … Read More

Diaper Rash Help

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Diaper rash is a skin irritation or “dermatitis”  in the diaper area. You will most likely come across a diaper rash on your baby’s skin at some point in their diapering years. Have no fear! Most cases disappear after home treatment.

Causes of diaper rash can be traced to a number of sources, including:

  • Irritation from feces and urine. Prolonged exposure to urine or feces can irritate a baby’s sensitive skin. Your baby may be more prone to diaper rash if he or she is experiencing frequent bowel movements, because feces are more irritating than urine.
  • Introduction of new foods. As babies start to eat solid foods, the content of their stool changes, increasing the likelihood of diaper rash. Changes in your baby’s diet can also increase the frequency of stools, which can lead to diaper rash. If you’re breast-feeding, your baby may develop diaper rash in response to something
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