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Clek Foonf Convertible Car Seat Review (and a Foonf for you!) Lena Cup Intro and Review (plus enter to win 1 of 5 cups!) Sugar Sheep Starter Set ($60-$105 Value) Giveaway! Mid Century for Less- DIY Tutorial for Painted Patio Chair Creative Photo Ideas for Fall Babies 3 Years in- Rosas Home Tour 2015 On #MakeClothMainstream, the History as told by Jen Aprea A Big Boy Room for Two Featuring Mario, Minecraft, and Lego! 13 Inspired Cloth Diaper Storage Ideas Announcing the History of Cloth Resource Cloth Diaper Like Your Grandma (and love it!) Diaper Closure Evolution- Pins, Clips, Snaps, and More! How to Replace Cloth Diaper Elastics {Video Tutorial} Why the loose diapers?  An explanation of vintage diapering techniques. A Cloth Diaper Quick Start Guide for Newbies Turning Red to Green- Reusable Menstrual Products Resource Guide What to Expect When Switching to Menstrual Cups The 6 Kinds of Cloth Diaper Stash Shots What
 

Clek Foonf Convertible Car Seat Review (and a Foonf for you!)

This post may contain affiliate links. If you are a veteran reader of Dirty Diaper Laundry and it’s extensive selection of cloth diaper reviews, you may have heard me mention my youngest daughter, Autumn, and her rather surprising growth spurt once or twice. I had become accustomed to my first child, Harper, who wore 0-3 […]

Lena Cup Intro and Review (plus enter to win 1 of 5 cups!)

This post may contain affiliate links. Time for a new post about menstrual cups- this time- an introduction and review for a new cup that’s only recently hit the market.  Lena Cup may have won me over!  I filmed a review and introduction to this new brand of cup.  Be sure to scroll all the […]

Sugar Sheep Starter Set ($60-$105 Value) Giveaway!

This post may contain affiliate links. Monday Lara introduced us to Sugar Sheep- an Etsy brand that sells flat cloth diapers (among other things) made from luxurious and soft bamboo terry.  Terry flats are very popular across the pond and for good reason- they’re absorbent and soft.  Sugar Sheep uses a touch of spandex for stretch […]

DIY Mid Century Modern Hoop Chair Knock-Off

Mid Century for Less- DIY Tutorial for Painted Patio Chair

This post may contain affiliate links. DDL readers know that when I’m not blogging about all things cloth diapers I’m working on my home.  I love decorating for less and so far I’ve paid more attention to the inside than the outside.  When Big Lots had a super sale on their patio furniture I decided […]

Creative Photo Ideas for Fall Babies

This post may contain affiliate links. Even though it’s hot out now Fall is already creeping up.  I know this because Target has their back to school section ramped up and Michaels has pulled out their orange and yellow artificial flower arrangements. Fall is a wonderful time of year for me because it contains the […]

3 Years in- Rosas Home Tour 2015

This post may contain affiliate links. In July 2012 our family made the move to Florida after waiting in limbo 6 months for our home. We had previously lived in Syracuse, NY for 5 years and that’s where our two boys were born. Prior to that we lived in Charlotte, NC and that is where […]

On #MakeClothMainstream, the History as told by Jen Aprea

This post may contain affiliate links. What started out as a little hashtag to promote Spray Pal’s business (and cloth diapering at large) during an Intuit Superbowl Commercial Contest in 2013 has turned into one of the most popular cloth diapering mantras of all time. I’ve been thinking about the phrase, and how it’s grown […]

Big Boys room

A Big Boy Room for Two Featuring Mario, Minecraft, and Lego!

This post may contain affiliate links. When I was little we lived in a 2 bedroom trailer and so of course, I slept in the same room with my older sister.  Not only that, but we shared a queen sized canopy bed that I had begged for.  It was frilly and had pink ruffled layers […]

13 Inspired Cloth Diaper Storage Ideas

This post may contain affiliate links. Cloth Diaper Storage is one of the most exciting parts of planning a nursery!  You don’t need to invest a lot of money to create a beautiful set-up.   You can choose to organize your diapers by color, group your prints by theme, or organize by daytime and nighttime diapers or […]

Announcing the History of Cloth Resource

This post may contain affiliate links. After more than 6 months of compilation and over 2 years of research the History of Cloth Resource is now here.   To be completely honest, I don’t even know where the desire to create the most comprehensive history resource on the topic of cloth diapers came from or when […]

Cloth Diaper Like Your Grandma (and love it!)

This post may contain affiliate links. Ever wonder how our grandparents diapered their babies, or even your great-grandparents? I did so I asked mine and their interview is one of DDL’s most beloved posts of all time. (Watch an interview with my grandparents about cloth diapering in the 50’s) I got to thinking- what can […]

Diaper Closure Evolution- Pins, Clips, Snaps, and More!

This post may contain affiliate links. Securing diapers today is a breeze and our choices are limitless.  Throughout the modern age diapering has relied on various techniques to secure around baby and believe it or not, the diaper pin has only existed for 165 years!  And since that day the goal throughout time as been […]

How to Replace Cloth Diaper Elastics {Video Tutorial}

This post may contain affiliate links. Let’s face it, cloth diapers don’t last forever!  Eventually every diaper that has elastic will lose its stretch (become relaxed) and will need a new elastics to be as functional as before.  A diaper’s lifespan can be 1.5-3+ years before needing repairs; this will vary based on your washing/drying routine […]

Why the loose diaper? www.dirtydiaperlaundry.com explains why diapers were worn loosely by babies in old photographs.

Why the loose diapers? An explanation of vintage diapering techniques.

This post may contain affiliate links. Look back at black and white images of babies wearing diapers and you may see something perplexing… every single baby’s diaper looks to be ill fitting and far too loose.  The diapers are so loose that you begin wondering if they were even effective!  The diapers are pinned in […]

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A Cloth Diaper Quick Start Guide for Newbies

This post may contain affiliate links. Now that you have decided to use cloth diapers and you’ve selected which brands and styles work best for your family the “oh crap… now what?” moment is upon you.  Time for a quick start guide to get you on the path to cloth diapering happiness! This post isn’t […]

Turning Red to Green- Reusable Menstrual Products Resource Guide

This post may contain affiliate links. It’s always nice to have a mega-resource for an oft asked about topic.  This page is going to be your new favorite resource for menstrual cup information and a nice link for your cup or cloth curious friends.  I’ll be referencing this page at my menstrual products workshops so […]

What to expect when switching to menstrual cups

What to Expect When Switching to Menstrual Cups

This post may contain affiliate links. The topic of the moment in social media has been menstrual cups- how they can impact the lives of women in third world countries, how they could be the answer to the prayers of homeless women without regular access to restrooms, and how women in the US are making […]

The 6 Kinds of Cloth Diaper Stash Shots

This post may contain affiliate links.  The stash shot has been around a long time.. I even have one from way back in 2008!  But as social media and cloth diapering have gained in popularity and our outlets are more visual you see them everywhere.  Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, blogs, maybe even Ello.  I would check […]

What’s a Cloth Diaper? Animated Video for Newbies!

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 […]

Clek Foonf Convertible Car Seat Review (and a Foonf for you!)

This post may contain affiliate links. If you are a veteran reader of Dirty Diaper Laundry and it’s extensive selection of cloth diaper reviews, you may have heard me mention my youngest daughter, Autumn, and her rather surprising growth spurt once or twice. I had become accustomed to my first child, Harper, who wore 0-3 month clothing the first six months of her life and while she’s had some sweet little pinchable cheeks she has always been on the tiny side. When Autumn was born a pound heavier and outgrew her newborn clothes in a week I was a bit startled. She is now nine months old and has been pretty solidly in eighteen month clothing for a while. She jumped off the growth chart at the doctors’ office pretty early on (though she has always remained perfectly height/weight proportionate) and is just now beginning to settle a bit. When […]

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Gerber All In One Diaper Review

This post may contain affiliate links. Harper is my diaper model this morning, since Autumn couldn’t even get the hook and loop to close today, she is nine months and just reached twenty three pounds a week after this video, still five pounds under the weight limit on this size diaper, but there is no way to make it fit. Harper is twenty five lbs and very thin and trim (partially due to genetics, partially due to a dairy allergy that requires a very specific diet) and three pounds under the limit but it is a struggle for her to keep this diaper on as well. Sizing options aside, I felt it was very important to talk about this diaper today. Today I’m reviewing the new Gerber all in one diaper. When Kim and I heard about these diapers and them potentially being sold at mass retailers it was very […]

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Lena Cup Intro and Review (plus enter to win 1 of 5 cups!)

This post may contain affiliate links. Time for a new post about menstrual cups- this time- an introduction and review for a new cup that’s only recently hit the market.  Lena Cup may have won me over!  I filmed a review and introduction to this new brand of cup.  Be sure to scroll all the way down to enter the amazing giveaway open now for 1 of 5 new Lena Cups! If you hate watching videos here is a short synopsis of my Lena Cup review. The cup has a lot of really great features that are almost built after my own wish list in many ways.  The cup is bell shaped but a nice firmness.  The bell shape allows the cup to have a nice capacity while still being a shorter cup (when you trim the stem) for women with a lower cervix can likely still use it even […]

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Bambino MioSolo All In One Diaper Review

This post may contain affiliate links. How do you decide how many toys are too many? I am exceptionally lucky to have my husband’s parents as well as my dad and stepmom and my own mom all living just a few minutes away, which can lead to some very sweet gifts as the years pass. I have also received quite a few hand me downs from friends with older babies as well as the treasures we’ve chosen ourselves for special occasions or because we were just so taken with a particular design or idea. But at some point you realize you’re spending more time picking up forgotten toys than actually playing, and start to wonder if it’s time to go through them and find new homes for some of them. It’s always tricky as any toy that ends up in the donate bin instantly becomes a beloved favorite that your […]

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Sweet Pea All In One Diaper Review

This post may contain affiliate links. Harper loves having a table just her size. I knew I wanted one for her, specifically for tea parties with her dolls, even before I was expecting a sibling for her. I looked at a variety of websites but wasn’t satisfied with what I could afford and couldn’t manage the price on the ones I liked. Eventually I let go of the dream and focused on other needs, and that was when I stumbled upon a garish painted table outfitted with an annoying yet popular cartoon character in a shocking shade of yellow. My weekly perusal of Craigslist had yielded a potential treasure. The table came with two matching chairs and was so scraped up and overwhelmed with torn stickers the owner was selling it for a song. I happily met her and then headed straight for the hardware store where I let a […]

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Sugar Sheep Starter Set ($60-$105 Value) Giveaway!

This post may contain affiliate links. Monday Lara introduced us to Sugar Sheep- an Etsy brand that sells flat cloth diapers (among other things) made from luxurious and soft bamboo terry.  Terry flats are very popular across the pond and for good reason- they’re absorbent and soft.  Sugar Sheep uses a touch of spandex for stretch that makes getting a snug fit easy. Sugar Sheep wants to get one lucky DDL reader started with cloth by offering a starter Set of their flats in the winner’s choice of size.  This amazing giveaway would make anyone happy and I’m betting the winner will want to roll around in the squishy, fluffy diapers when they are fresh out of the dryer after prepping. To enter it’s simple- use the Raffelcopter form below.  This giveaway is open to US and Canada.  Ends July 29. a Rafflecopter giveaway

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DIY Mid Century Modern Hoop Chair Knock-Off

Mid Century for Less- DIY Tutorial for Painted Patio Chair

This post may contain affiliate links. DDL readers know that when I’m not blogging about all things cloth diapers I’m working on my home.  I love decorating for less and so far I’ve paid more attention to the inside than the outside.  When Big Lots had a super sale on their patio furniture I decided I was going to buy the mid century style “hoop” chairs I’d been eying.  I figured I had nothing to lose.  The chairs had SO MUCH POTENTIAL but the tan was womp womp.  One trip to Home Depot later and I was ready to JUMP IN.  I’d never painted the webbing on a patio chair and wasn’t sure how it would turn out but let me tell you… I’m a GENIUS. All it took was 1 can of paint to make this chair live up to the shape it was given. Thank you Big Lots… […]

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Sugar Sheep Bamboo Flat Review

This post may contain affiliate links. Autumn is so eager to do everything her big sister does, she’s a happy child but gets frustrated when something that seems so simple for Harper is a challenge for her. It’s astonishing how quickly I forget the challenge of a baby learning to sit, or crawl, or walk. Things that have become second nature for your older child are still nearly impossible for the younger and you have to grit your teeth and watch them learn, and be ready to provide comfort when they ask for it. Do you find having a second child (or third or fourth) child to be easier or harder than the first? Sugar Sheep sent me a medium organic bamboo flat to review. I received this just in time for the Flats and Handwashing Challenge, and I loved using it on both of my girls. Flats can be […]

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Creative Photo Ideas for Fall Babies

This post may contain affiliate links. Even though it’s hot out now Fall is already creeping up.  I know this because Target has their back to school section ramped up and Michaels has pulled out their orange and yellow artificial flower arrangements. Fall is a wonderful time of year for me because it contains the birthdays of my boys.  One November baby and one October baby.  I have to plan ahead because two birthdays plus Halloween and Thanksgiving are a LOT for a family to handle.  As you might also have an upcoming birth or a first birthday I wanted to share a special tradition our family has as inspiration for a photo keepsake tradition your family can treasure as much as I treasure ours.  Look for photography tips farther down in the post too! Starting at my oldest son’s first birthday I had the idea to take his photo […]

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This one’s for the babies! New from Thirsties {Giveaway}

This post may contain affiliate links. Sounds like the Thirsties team has been busy lately!  They’ve just announced several new and exciting things!  You’ll have a chance to win three of them at the end of this post but first, let’s find out what they are! In new color news Thirsties now has Poppy!  Poppy is bright and fun and the shade is on the feminine side but it’s also a popular color for men’s polos so I think a little boy could rock it too. For a little inspiration here is an outfit I think boys can rock featuring Poppy!  Shirt- Vineyard Vines, Shorts- Old Navy, Shoes- Sperry, Diaper- Thirsties, Hat- Crazy 8, Glasses- Target, Necklace- HazelAid. Beyond the exciting news of a new color Thirsties has other big news too! Their Newborn All in One now has hook and loop!  Snaps are great for durability but in a […]

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