This post may contain affiliate links. Harper loves to color, it’s one of the only activities where I can give her complete autonomy and she’ll be happy and involved long enough for me to wash the dishes. She seems to prefer blank paper to coloring books, but for convenience we keep a few books on […]
This post may contain affiliate links. Lets talk about my house! Longtime readers are familiar with the ongoing work I’ve been doing to the home my husband and I purchased in July, 2012. To refresh your memory, the home was painted in 3 shades of pumpkin orange and needed a lot of TLC. In real […]
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. 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. 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. 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. 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 22 September 2014.
This post may contain affiliate links. Harper loves to color, it’s one of the only activities where I can give her complete autonomy and she’ll be happy and involved long enough for me to wash the dishes. She seems to prefer blank paper to coloring books, but for convenience we keep a few books on hand as they are easier to tidy up at nap time. She loves helping put the crayons away when she’s done. I designated a little cardboard box for them that is easier for her to put them in than the tightly packed sleeve they came in, and I can even request specific colors for her to pick up and put away, making our little game educational as well as a good life lesson. I love that she is becoming so independent and helpful, it’s going to make a huge difference when her sister comes next […]
Posted on 21 September 2014.
This post may contain affiliate links. Lets talk about my house! Longtime readers are familiar with the ongoing work I’ve been doing to the home my husband and I purchased in July, 2012. To refresh your memory, the home was painted in 3 shades of pumpkin orange and needed a lot of TLC. In real estate, location is king and because the home was on a beautiful street, right on the cul de sac, it fulfilled our dreams. It has been an amazing two years in this home- lots of love and laughter, a ton of time spent riding bikes outside or swimming in the pool, and we couldn’t love it more. Make sure you look at those before photos! And please forgive the photo quality- I didn’t use a tripod for these and didn’t want to use a flash so they aren’t great quality. Let’s start from the front […]
Posted on 19 September 2014.
This post may contain affiliate links. In a departure from the normal posts on cloth diapers, my house, or my kids I’m going to put out a problem I’ve been struggling with here on the blog. I would TRULY appreciate honest feedback and because you are the people I make this website for your voice matters most. My blog- Dirty Diaper Laundry- is thriving. It’s doing better than ever, traffic continues to increase even though Facebook has done their best to hide my updates from all of you who like my page. Who needs ‘em? Since starting this website in 2009 I’ve been updating it regularly. In fact, I’ve started and ended many other projects since 2009 but I’ve never neglected the blog- it is my home and my passion. In 2010 I started another passion project- something no one had ever attempted before! Cloth Diaper Finder, a searchable cloth […]
Posted on 16 September 2014.
This post may contain affiliate links. I could post a lot of photos of the fabulous new products I saw at ABC Kids Expo but I already did that on Instagram. Instead, as I adjust once again to my normal life, I’d rather reflect on my week of Summer Camp for Adults (term stolen from Katie Pickles from AppleCheeks). Every single year I look forward to this trade show. Of course I love seeing the products and learning about new things I can share here on the blog or on social media. I like having answers for your questions even if those questions aren’t cloth diaper related. I like being “in the know.” But, I enjoy the quality time I get to spend with my “industry family” even more. I started attending this expo back in 2009 after learning I could go as media. In fact, Jenn Labit was the […]
Posted on 15 September 2014.
This post may contain affiliate links. As I slip further and further into the third trimester of this pregnancy, I focus more and more on what I can do to make life with two babies easier. Harper has always been a very hands on child, wanting to be involved in whatever I am doing every moment of the day, making even simple tasks like eating or showering a luxury requiring strategic planning and creative thinking. When I have a two year old running around and a newborn in my arms, I know life will become even more complicated. Leaving the house will become much more of an adventure, and I’ll need even more tricks up my sleeve. My Chickadee recognizes how important it is to be prepared when you’re on the go, and they offer a line of beautiful generously sized diaper bags to carry all the essentials. The genius […]
Posted on 07 September 2014.
This post may contain affiliate links. While I’m discovering the newest products in the baby industry at ABC Kids Expo I’m also going to be hosting a Scavenger Hunt for Retailers/Media attending along with Super Undies. Players will be collecting stamps on a sheet from over 20 booths and will win one of 3 prize packages. That is exciting for those in Vegas but what about you guys? You get to win too! Just by entering this giveaway you could win one of three prize packages valued at around $500 each. Each package has at least one baby carrier, at least one detergent prize, multiple diapers, and other accessories! The best part? Many of the prizes aren’t even released yet and won’t be public until this very moment! Ahhhh can you feel the excitement? I can! The sponsors have been incredibly generous! I’ve broken the prizes into three packages. […]
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 […]
Added on 22 September 2014