This post may contain affiliate links. I am participating in the 30 Day #EarthMama Challenge with Mamavation. I was sent these products and am being compensated for the campaign. All opinions and reviews expressed are that of my own. Living five minutes away from the beach has its perks. I love knowing that my family […]
This post may contain affiliate links. Without being dramatic I can absolutely say with confidence that cloth diapering changed my life! That one decision I made while pregnant over 5 years ago has paid dividends for my family and not just because we saved a few thousand dollars over the course of diapering two children. […]
This post may contain affiliate links. This one is a very unique gift for your soon to be mom who is also going to be breastfeeding. It takes a practical item (reusable breast pads by Bamboobies) and makes it a centerpiece worthy gift! You can use any number of breast pads, I used half a […]
This post may contain affiliate links. It’s time for a new game to play at your next baby shower that doesn’t involve chocolate in diapers or sucking milk from a bottle! Today moms are more knowledgable about baby products than ever before, thanks in part to social media and those dedicated product reviewers like the […]
This post may contain affiliate links. All the fun crafts for baby showers that involve diapers involve disposables! That’s no fun for the mamas planning to use cloth diapers and their friends who want to make a creative baby shower gift. Diaper cakes- a staple at most showers- are far more expensive when you use […]
This post may contain affiliate links. I’m not sure I can ever top this event! I’ve teamed up with four other leading cloth diaper bloggers to bring you an insanely collossal event. Not only are there prizes (so many… $2,300 worth) but all of us have been preparing posts with everything you need to host […]
This post may contain affiliate links. Harper loves animals so much, I really lucked out in how gentle she is with them. We’ve practiced since she was a baby, teaching her to softly touch toys and blankets long before she could really comprehend what “gentle” means. Our dog and cat are a tremendous joy to […]
This post may contain affiliate links. I haven’t purchased a velcro/aplix/hook and loop/whatever you call it diaper in years. Why? Because in general- they suck. The velcro either stops sticking after a while, curls up, or starts out so strong that it is a strong man competition to pull it open in hopes it will […]
This post may contain affiliate links. It has taken a while but I do have the results from the 4th Annual Flats and Handwashing Challenge. Unsurprisingly, the data is nearly identical which shows the viability of using flat diapers in general and of handwashing. You can refer to the results of last year here: 3rd […]
This post may contain affiliate links. This post is part of a new series I hope to bring to Dirty Diaper Laundry that focuses on the history of manufacturers and brands. Even companies that began in recent memory still have a valuable story to tell and I’d like to tell it. If you have any […]
This post may contain affiliate links. For most of us cloth diapering started out as a little idea that would save money and maybe look cute too. Little did we know what a roller coaster it would become! Saving the world, saving money, and cute diapers! What isn’t there to LOVE about cloth diapering? […]
This post may contain affiliate links. It’s time for your little one to start their journey to potty training! It is both an exciting venture and stressful for all parties involved. Some children make it easier than others and practically train themselves, others need charts, stickers, treats, and parades for each successful bathroom visit. Regardless […]
This post may contain affiliate links. The idea behind cloth diapering for most parents is saving money- using a diaper over and over saves way more than using throwaway diapers. That being said, cloth diapers are great but they aren’t magic- heavy use and repeated washing and drying takes a toll and they will wear […]
This post may contain affiliate links. Wool soakers are common in today’s cloth diapering wardrobe and often seen as a luxury item. The history of the soaker dates back to the mid 19th century and saw a peak in popularity and use around 1940’s. Wool is seeing an artisanal resurgence in the 2000’s and is […]
This post may contain affiliate links. Each year for the Flats and Handwashing Challenge there will be sales/specials or packages that retailers or brands will offer for participants. If you haven’t yet ordered your flats or covers take a look at this post. In order to make the most good come of our event I […]
This post may contain affiliate links. If you’ve ever considered teaching a class locally about cloth diapering or you are currently teaching one, this post may be of help! For an event I attended recently I made up some handy cards, one for each type of cloth diaper, that could be handed out with that […]
This post may contain affiliate links. One of the things that I have noticed lacking in the cloth diaper world is an introduction to cloth diapers that is simple, not overwhelming, and that isn’t brand specific. Generally speaking, the only people interested in putting the time and effort into this type of thing are big […]
Posted on 01 September 2014.
This post may contain affiliate links. My youngest, who has been potty trained since last year, has occasional accidents at night. We have tried going without protection but I wind up washing sheets 3 times a week or more. For my sanity and to prevent him from waking up screaming and crying after realizing he has had an accident we went back to wearing diapers or trainers at night. Super Undies asked if I would be interested in reviewing their overnight pull-on and I said yes. It would be nice to try an actual trainer meant for holding an overnight accident versus a trainer meant as a “just in case” for potty training toddlers. The Super Undies Overnight Pull-On has been extremely easy for us to put on before bedtime. The fact that it so easily pulls down and up means I can put it on with pajamas and he […]
Posted on 30 August 2014.
This post may contain affiliate links. I’ve been keeping a secret for a while now, and am ready to share it with you. For those of you who are wondering whether Dirty Diaper Laundry’s next cloth diaper reviewer will be a boy or a girl, I finally have an answer for you. I’m very excited to tell you late this October Harper is going to meet her sweet new little sister! Having two girls with birthdays so close together (Harper was born mid-October) comes in very handy when it comes to all the clothes I saved. Even seasonally specific items, like her Thanksgiving dress and her Christmas pajamas will likely be a perfect fit (assuming the new baby is petite like her sister or even average size). Nonetheless, there are plenty of things I still need before I’ll feel ready to welcome another member to our family. With Harper, I […]Pin It
Posted on 28 August 2014.
This post may contain affiliate links. This week Lara introduced you to the Tiny Tunas Harmony Fitted- an exquisite piece of “art” disguised as a diaper. Any mom, especially a babywearing one, would love to add one to their stash so at least one will once they win this giveaway! “Tiny Tunas creates innovative, sustainable handmade cloth diapering solutions to last you from infancy to potty learning. Our company is dedicated to children and their families and focused on providing support to assist you on your sustainable diapering journey.” Everything about the diapers is luxe- their snaps are very high quality with engraved motifs, the outer materials are made from Oscha slings woven wraps, the absorbent materials are bamboo fleece and sherpa. Tiny Tuna also makes wool longies and shorties, even wool leggings (I am particularly fond of these, very cute). They’d love a DDL fan to win a Harmony Fitted! You can enter […]
Posted on 27 August 2014.
This post may contain affiliate links. Last weekend I drove over 1600 miles within 2 ½ days, while 31 weeks pregnant, with a 22 month old in the back seat. My husband came with me but couldn’t share in the driving (I drive a stick, and it wasn’t exactly a good time to teach him) and since I’m expecting I couldn’t caffeinate myself the way I normally would on a road trip. Somehow I managed to get us there and back in one piece, and I have to say it was completely worth it. If you’re looking into attending future dates look at their schedule on the website or follow them on Facebook for real-time location announcements. I hit the road to reach Memphis, Tennessee, the closest city to me that hosted MommyCon this year. I’d never been to MommyCon before, and I knew the various conventions I had […]
Posted on 26 August 2014.
This post may contain affiliate links. It’s that time of year again when your favorite cloth diaper brands are releasing the fruits of their labor from the past year (or more). There will be a lot more announcements to come (and I will be giving a lot of the new products away for a little something I’m cooking up with Super Undies and the other brands exhibiting at ABC Kids Expo in 2 weeks). For now here is a look at what has been released. Blueberry hit us with 5 NEW prints. I’m so in love with Geo and I really love their cohesiveness, something Blueberry is great at with their prints. bumGenius surprised everyone with a release of two new prints in the Genius series, Spence and Marie. These aren’t quite in line with their previous prints and are much brighter. Both are somewhat “sea” themed with one Pirates […]
Posted on 25 August 2014.
This post may contain affiliate links. Harper is obsessed with the playground these days. She begs for it every hour, and since she’s still petite and big kids tend to run into her or push her down, we’ve taken to scouring the area for small, quiet, practically secret playgrounds. We’ve actually found quite a few that are not listed on the city website or other playground listings, despite the city owned sign and rules stating it is a public playground. They are usually behind or very close to churches, but not owned by the church (in fact they usually have separate playgrounds of their own) and are small (no water fountains or bathrooms) but stocked with everything Harper is looking for to stretch her legs and challenge her growing body. It’s really fun to see her learn new things, to test her limits and delight in proving herself. Every once […]
Posted on 21 August 2014.
This post may contain affiliate links. One of the unintentional side effects of cloth diapering your baby is that you are suddenly aware of the yucky chemicals inside of all disposable hygiene. Tampons and pads are not immune to those ingredients and now you are wondering how to avoid the same things! For some a menstrual cup is a good plan but not everyone is comfortable with using them. For those moms reusable mama cloth (reusable menstrual pads, you don’t HAVE to be a mom to use them!) can be the answer. You may be wondering how all this works… like cloth diapers, you will need to wash your mama cloth items. Pink Lemonade conveniently sells reusable zippered wet bags from Planet Wise to store your dirties in between wash days and Femme Rock, a detergent designed for washing mama cloth. You can carry a small dual zippered bag to hold clean and […]
Posted on 20 August 2014.
This post may contain affiliate links. During my time in the “cloth diaper industry” I’ve been witness to an explosion in new brands, new styles, new prints, new everything! I came onto the scene just as this explosion was happening and things have only grown from there (something I can’t take any credit for). I’ve often wondered if this growth and the limitless options parents face today has been a good thing or if it makes it harder. Explaining the different types of diapers to my sister who just gave birth a few days ago I again realized how confusing it really is to a brand new cloth diapering parent. It’s kind of like Milk or Cereal… In the earliest days of cloth diapering up to about the 1990′s there were very few choices. Looking at your milk section you can find just a handful of options- Whole Milk, 2%, […]
Posted on 16 August 2014.
This post may contain affiliate links. I am participating in the 30 Day #EarthMama Challenge with Mamavation. I was sent these products and am being compensated for the campaign. All opinions and reviews expressed are that of my own. Living five minutes away from the beach has its perks. I love knowing that my family is getting enough vitamin d just from playing, and proper sunscreen application has become such a routine that it isn’t even a battle, just part of the process. Spending so much time under the sun has potential for disaster, of course. Prepping my body for that bikini requires shaving which often leads to razor burn, and if I am remiss about my own sunscreen application I can get a bit of a sunburn (I’ll always have pale skin, so it’s just part of the package). Of course, baring my belly can be a bit intimidating […]
Posted on 15 August 2014.
This post may contain affiliate links. I’ve been keeping a secret for a very long time and it is finally time to spill the beans! Fuzzibunz are back with new designs and a completely new manufacturing process that will greatly improve their quality. How do I know all this? Well… I was given a sneak peek at the new designs prior to their release and also had the chance to chat with the new owners of Fuzzibunz (CRG Icc). For those new on the cloth diapering scene, Fuzzibunz have been around a long time and are considered the first mainstream pocket diaper on the market. They started with a fleece pocket, then started using waterproof PUL outers and fleece linings. Their earlier diapers were sized but they later released their One Size diapers that saw several incarnations. Most notable was the One Size Elite with a narrow pocket that changed widths a […]
Added on 01 September 2014