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HUGE Wool Dryer Balls Giveaway from Smart Sheep- 4 winners! DIY Golden Girls T-Shirt with the Silhouette (Because I Can!) The 10 Funniest Cloth Diaper Memes! The 6 Kinds of Cloth Diaper Stash Shots 10 Harry Potter Cloth Diapers for Muggle Babies Bummis Duo-Brite All in Two Diaper Video and Review Rosas Home Tour- 2014 Edition 7 Ways Cloth Diapering Changed My Life Real or Fake?  A Fun Baby Products Printable Game Cloth Diaper Sushi Tutorial The History of Disana, a company 40  Years in the making. The 5 Phases of Cloth Diapering How long should a cloth diaper last? The History of Wool- Mother Nature Cloth Diaper Info Cards {Free Download} What
 

HUGE Wool Dryer Balls Giveaway from Smart Sheep- 4 winners!

This post may contain affiliate links. Even if you don’t cloth diaper anymore or haven’t started just yet you will want to enter this giveaway from Smart Sheep!  Why?  Because you can use wool dryer balls on all your clothing and linens to expedite their drying time and soften your clothes naturally without dryer sheets […]

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DIY Golden Girls T-Shirt with the Silhouette (Because I Can!)

This post may contain affiliate links. I haven’t had a lot of time/initiative for crafting lately.  Things have been busy- first summer, then school and some big events happening for work.  But then, just when all hope was lost, my new present to myself came in the mail and ever since I have been full-on […]

The 10 Funniest Cloth Diaper Memes!

This post may contain affiliate links. The community voted and chose the top 10 Funniest Cloth Diaper Memes that were submitted by DDL readers.  The contest had over 150 entries and the judges narrowed it down to just 20 (a very hard task) and you voted for the top 10 on Facebook.  In order of […]

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 […]

10 Harry Potter Cloth Diapers for Muggle Babies

This post may contain affiliate links. I haven’t done a fun cloth diaper themed gallery in a long time but after being inspired by a DDL reader who had an entire stash of Harry Potter cloth diapers I decided that was ny next gallery! I’ve linked each diaper maker- keep in mind many of these […]

Bummis Duo-Brite All in Two Diaper Video and Review

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 […]

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Rosas Home Tour- 2014 Edition

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 […]

7 Ways Cloth Diapering Changed My Life

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. […]

Real or Fake- A Fun Baby Products Baby Shower Game

Real or Fake? A Fun Baby Products Printable Game

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 […]

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Cloth Diaper Sushi Tutorial

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 […]

The History of Disana, a company 40+ Years in the making.

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 […]

The 5 Phases of Cloth Diapering

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? […]

How long should a cloth diaper last?

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 […]

The History of Wool- Mother Nature’s Diaper Cover

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 […]

Cloth Diaper Info Cards {Free Download}

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 […]

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 […]

Thirsties *NEW* All-in-One is here! {Giveaway too!}

This post may contain affiliate links. In usual DDL style lately I’m not ready to publish the video for the new Thirsties AIO (quality takes time dahlings) but I do have a few photographs to share and a giveaway for you until that review/video is up and running.  My whole life is one big long to-do list lately so I’m really sorry for not being on the ball with these new releases already! I got to see the new Thirsties One Size All-in-One at ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas a few months ago and was so excited about the simplicity of it all and how it fit so nicely with the Thirsties product line.  I love Thirsties products already, their covers are of course some of the best in the industry, and they have com a long way in bringing more innovation and styles to their customers like this […]

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HUGE Wool Dryer Balls Giveaway from Smart Sheep- 4 winners!

This post may contain affiliate links. Even if you don’t cloth diaper anymore or haven’t started just yet you will want to enter this giveaway from Smart Sheep!  Why?  Because you can use wool dryer balls on all your clothing and linens to expedite their drying time and soften your clothes naturally without dryer sheets or fabric softeners.  Smart Sheep sells extra large 100% Premium New Zealand Wool Dryer Balls with no fillers.  The jury is still out on whether bigger is better but IMO from using several brands I do like the larger dryer balls best and grab those bigger balls first. Benefits of using wool dryer balls include shortening dryer time (use 3 balls for small/med load, 5-6 for large) and Smart Sheep dryer balls last a thousand-plus loads so even though it may seem like a large investment you won’t need to re-buy them anytime soon.  Well, you might […]

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Happy 4th Birthday Everett!

This post may contain affiliate links. My youngest baby turns 4 today and I’ve definitely had a good cry over this fact.  We are well beyond infancy, over a year past the last time he nursed, and I can’t recall the last time we was worn in a carrier.  He still says “but I only 3″ when it comes time for bed but last night was his last chance to say it.  He’s been relying on mommy for snuggles lately to fall asleep, and while I don’t usually mind because it’s the last bit of “baby” left of him, it’s time to start moving away from that too.  We said he could have a few more days of that but when he turned 4 he would be a big boy and fall asleep in his room after cuddles and stories.  I’m hoping that magical number change helps but is he […]

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Pink Lemonade Shop $50 Gift Certificate Giveaway!

This post may contain affiliate links. You get mama cloth, and you get mama cloth! OK, maybe just YOU but since I recently hosted a Pink Lemonade giveaway last month I’m feeling a bit Oprah-like in giving people the chance to try this eco-friendly and safe reusable alternative to traditional disposable pads. And next month I will have another chance to win items from PLS so if you don’t win this time try again in November! I’m starting my own mama cloth journey and trying liners (TMI?) to go along with my menstrual cup and it has been an easy transition over. Having a little wet/dry bag to keep in your bag is definitely a must purchase and Pink Lemonade shop sells the great bags from Planet Wise (same that I have) on their shop too. Those bags are also perfect for overnight hotel stays for your toiletries as I […]

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MommyCon Newport Beach CA- Halloween Party and Admission Giveaway!

This post may contain affiliate links. I’m a tad bit jealous that some of you mamas in California will get to party at MommyCon’s Halloween Bash on October 31 then have a full day at the actual conference.  Until MommyCon comes to Orlando in May (I’ll be attending that one, it’s super close this time) I’m going to live vicariously through you!  Lara attended the Memphis location and wrote about her experience for DDL not long ago! This year the Newport Beach MommyCon is throwing a family friendly Halloween Bash October 31, the night before the main event.  If you plan on attending you’ll need to hit up Pinterest for fun babywearing costume ideas! The following day on Saturday will start at 9:30 with what else but a Cloth Diapering 101 with Jenn Labit of Cotton Babies.  The Leaky Boob is at 10:30, I can’t say enough nice things about […]

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13 Cloth Diapers for Halloween

This post may contain affiliate links. Halloween is just around the corner and you may be looking for the perfect diaper for the occasion. Even though most can’t have their little ones wear them out of the house without having to cover them with bothersome pants, it is still fun to celebrate even if we are the only ones seeing them. In some cases, the diaper can even BE the costume. These 13 diapers represent some of the best Halloween themed diapers I found- be sure to click the links of the brands to see their diapers. Most of these are examples made last year but many of the WAHM’s will be making more this year. I’m starting this post off with my favorite “Halloween” diaper of all time- a OOAK from Orange Diaper Co. from last year. Don’t fret- she looks to have some Halloween fabrics in stock but […]

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Golden Girls T-shirt DIY

DIY Golden Girls T-Shirt with the Silhouette (Because I Can!)

This post may contain affiliate links. I haven’t had a lot of time/initiative for crafting lately.  Things have been busy- first summer, then school and some big events happening for work.  But then, just when all hope was lost, my new present to myself came in the mail and ever since I have been full-on #cutallthethings. I’m very glad I didn’t hop on the Cricut bandwagon years ago because the Silhouette machine is definitely the way to go (though I saw recently Cricut did come out with a similar machine). Not only does the Silhouette cut paper into any design or shape you want, but it cuts other things too like fabric, stickers, temporary tattoo paper, and my favorite- vinyl.  Yes… HEAT TRANSFER VINYL.  SO I CAN MAKE ANY T-SHIRT I WANT.  I purchased the Silhouette Portrait, there is also the Cameo which has a larger cutting area.  I didn’t […]

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The 10 Funniest Cloth Diaper Memes!

This post may contain affiliate links. The community voted and chose the top 10 Funniest Cloth Diaper Memes that were submitted by DDL readers.  The contest had over 150 entries and the judges narrowed it down to just 20 (a very hard task) and you voted for the top 10 on Facebook.  In order of votes received by midnight Saturday, here they are, starting with the top voted meme. Congrats to the top 10! It was an incredibly close race among the top few and a very funny range of submissions dealing with all kinds of topics we parents face as cloth diaperers. I’ll be in touch with the top 5 shortly about their prizes. Thanks to the sponsors Applecheeks, SprayPal, Maxwell Designs, Smartbottoms, and GroVia for helping with this fun event.

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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 but it won’t work for me!  There are 6 major types of stash shots- I found examples of each.  Thanks to the photographers who let me share their photos here in the blog! These are meant to showcase the number of diapers in a stash and/or to celebrate the miracle of having all the laundry done.  Like Halley’s Comet, having all the diapers clean is worthy of a photo.This shot is usually meant to showcase #allthediapers at one moment, a rarity in our world.  An acheivment worth celebrating, this shot is posted to social media […]

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Catbird Baby Carrier Review

This post may contain affiliate links. When I found out I was expecting Harper, I joined an online group of mothers-to-be who were also expecting within her birth month and year. Over the years we have developed a deep and unshakeable bond and I was delighted to try and find a similar group for my second child’s birth month and year. It’s a very different experience coming to a group as a second time mom, knowing some things will still be completely new and different but having a grasp on some aspects and being able to help answer questions and ease anxious minds. One of my favorite questions is always “What do I need when the baby comes? What do I have to have?” Of course, every family and every baby is different. What works miracles for one household may collect dust in another. But when asked what my number […]

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