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A Consumer Guide to Retailer Exclusive Diaper Prints Win it!  6 Pack of Charlie Banana One Size!  $139 Value! Tots Bots Easy Fit V4 Review 5th Annual Flats and Handwashing Challenge to take place May 11-17 A Cloth Diaper Quick Start Guide for Newbies Let Tots Bots Fans Listen Up- GOOD NEWS and NEW PRINTS!   (Giveaway) Win it!  Lily Cup Giveaway Open Worldwide!  #putacupinit Lily Cup Video and Review Featuring New Prints and Colors!  Best Bottoms, Rumparooz, bumGenius, Smart Bottoms, and more! Turning Red to Green- Reusable Menstrual Products Resource Guide No Ragrets Cloth Diapering- What Would You Do Differently Today? Marion Donovan- Inventor of the Modern Cloth Diaper, The Boater.  1946 What to Expect When Switching to Menstrual Cups The 10 Funniest Cloth Diaper Memes! The 6 Kinds of Cloth Diaper Stash Shots What
 

A Consumer Guide to Retailer Exclusive Diaper Prints

This post may contain affiliate links. You may have noticed a lot of new prints being released from cloth diaper brands that are exclusive to a particular cloth diaper store.  These “Retailer Exclusives” are taking off in popularity!  As a consumer you may be wondering what it all means- are  these exclusives limited in quantity? […]

Win a 6 pack of Charlie Banana cloth diapers from Dirty Diaper Laundry

Win it! 6 Pack of Charlie Banana One Size! $139 Value!

This post may contain affiliate links. Charlie Banana has a pretty incredible giveaway for DDL readers that I think you are going to be anxious to enter!  Their newest product is an organic version of their popular One Size diapers! “Looking for organic, natural fibers next to your baby’s bottom? We have designed a diaper […]

Tots Bots Easy Fit V4 Review

This post may contain affiliate links. I hope everyone had a lot of fun celebrating Easter with their families this past weekend. I find it is always takes an open mind and a bit of a thick skin to navigate the perils of family politics when one parent’s family has a big celebration and the […]

2015 Flats and Handwashing Challenge May 11-17

5th Annual Flats and Handwashing Challenge to take place May 11-17

This post may contain affiliate links. Have you been waiting for this announcement?!  DDL will be hosting the Flats and Handwashing Challenge once again this year and it is our 5th year.  When the challenge began in 2011 it was a personal challenge I wished to take myself.  At that time diaper need and the […]

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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 […]

Let’s Talk About The #MakeClothMainstreamChallenge! March 28-April 18.

This post may contain affiliate links. For weeks myself and others that I will introduce later have been working day and night on a really exciting project.  This post will answer all of your questions about it so please read on!  We have been teasing it through social media but as of yet nothing “official” […]

Tots Bots Fans Listen Up- GOOD NEWS and NEW PRINTS! (Giveaway)

This post may contain affiliate links. If you love Tots Bots (who doesn’t?) then today I am going to make you very happy!  It has been a couple of years since Tots Bots had a US distributor.  Being that Tots Bots is from the UK that was definitely a drag for retailers who had to […]

Win it! Lily Cup Giveaway Open Worldwide! #putacupinit

This post may contain affiliate links. Last week my review of the Lily Cup and the video featuring Virginia were posted her on the blog.  Now it is time for a lucky DDL reader to win one!  For experienced or new cup users who’ve wanted to try a Lily Cup this could be your chance! […]

Lily Cup Video and Review Featuring “Virginia”

This post may contain affiliate links. The Lily Cup wasn’t a brand I had heard of until their “Lily Cup Compact” hit Kickstarter. I watched the video with interest and shared their project with my readers on Facebook not knowing that soon it would go viral and blow past their initial goal. Unfortunately that product […]

New Prints and Colors! Best Bottoms, Rumparooz, bumGenius, Smart Bottoms, and more!

This post may contain affiliate links. It looks like a ton of new prints have been released in recent weeks, so many that I’m having a hard time keeping track!  For my benefit and yours here is a list of recent noteworthy releases that you may have missed! Best Bottoms “Dragon Scales” limited edition print […]

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 […]

No Ragrets Cloth Diapering- What Would You Do Differently Today?

This post may contain affiliate links. Having cloth diapered for a total of 4+ years with two children it’s to be expected that I learned from mistakes and sometimes even regretted a decision or two.  I asked DDL readers on my Facebook page the question “What is something you would do differently when it comes […]

Marion Donovan- Inventor of the Modern Cloth Diaper, The Boater. 1946

This post may contain affiliate links. When it comes to the history and legend behind cloth diapers the Boater cannot be ignored.  The inventor, Marion Donovan, was a new mother solving the age old problem of leaky diapers.  A young and educated women, Marion quit her job as an assistant beauty editor at Vogue to […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

A Consumer Guide to Retailer Exclusive Diaper Prints

This post may contain affiliate links. You may have noticed a lot of new prints being released from cloth diaper brands that are exclusive to a particular cloth diaper store.  These “Retailer Exclusives” are taking off in popularity!  As a consumer you may be wondering what it all means- are  these exclusives limited in quantity?  Why can only one retailer have the print?  Will they ever be made as a full release by the brand?  Time to end the confusion! Exclusive vs Limited: First things first.  The word “Exclusive” does not mean the same thing as “Limited.”  These words are not synonyms and using them as such is causing a lot of confusion and some hurt feelings. What is “Exclusive?” Exclusive means the print being made is only available at a single retailer.  For example, Sea Adventure is an exclusive print made for Lil Tulips by Smart Bottoms.  These prints will never […]

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Flats Challenge Sales and Specials! Save on flats and more!

This post may contain affiliate links. Each year DDL will work with stores and brands who want to offer a discount on products needed to participate in the Flats and Handwashing Challenge. If you don’t know what that is there is more information on the Sign-Up page. Here is a list of stores or brands offering specials and this list will be updated as needed to check back! Kelly’s Closet BRINGFLATSBACK Take $5 off $25 or more at Kelly’s Closet. Excludes bumGenius, Flip, Econobum, Hemp Babies, GroVia, Thirsties, Sloomb, Tula, Lillebaby, Onya and Applecheeks brand products. Limit 1 code per order. ClothDiaper.com Tushmate.com 15% off covers during the challenge (5/11-5/17).  Valid both at TushMate.com and TushMate.ca. Nicki’s Diapers   Offer valid 4/27-5/8 Pooters Diapers For 2 weeks before the event (April 27 – May 10) buy 1 PUL cover, get 1 FREE -or- buy 1 bamboo Hybrid reversible insert, get 1 FREE […]

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The 5th Annual Great Cloth Diaper Change is April 18th, 2015

This post may contain affiliate links. This Saturday, April 18th will be the 5th annual Great Cloth Diaper Change. All over the world at a set time parents and caretakers will gather together to change their babies into a cloth diaper. Some families already use cloth full time, some are just getting started, and some have been curious and this will be their chance to talk to other local families and ask questions in person. I remember hearing about the GCDC in 2012 shortly after I found out I was expecting Harper. As I didn’t have a baby yet, I didn’t attend, but as it was prominently advertised at a local science museum I was able to easily look up information on it and check out a lot of the resources listed. It was a tremendous help in getting me started on my cloth diaper journey. The Great Cloth Diaper Challenge […]

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Grand Finale prizes for MCMC

Sip and Chat Live- #MakeClothMainstreamChallenge and GCDC Edition! PRIZES and FUN!

This post may contain affiliate links. Join me and my cloth diaper friends this Saturday for a live chat to end our #makeclothmainstreamchallenge with a bang!  We will have a full chat that evening with representatives from our sponsoring brands and even a few of the headlining participants from the challenge. The #makeclothmainstreamchallenge was a huge success!  Our headliners shared images and even videos of their babies wearing cloth diapers and exposed their large followings to how easy, cute, and awesome cloth diapering can be.  Their final day of the “challenge” will be April 18 though I am confident nearly all of them will keep using cloth diapers.  I know that some have gone full “cloth addict” since this event began 3 weeks ago.  We announced our headliners in our fast growing Facebook group and you can find their video introductions on the YouTube playlist. Our live chat will be […]

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Win a 6 pack of Charlie Banana cloth diapers from Dirty Diaper Laundry

Win it! 6 Pack of Charlie Banana One Size! $139 Value!

This post may contain affiliate links. Charlie Banana has a pretty incredible giveaway for DDL readers that I think you are going to be anxious to enter!  Their newest product is an organic version of their popular One Size diapers! “Looking for organic, natural fibers next to your baby’s bottom? We have designed a diaper shell which features luxuriously soft, 100% organic cotton lining inside. The soft cotton lining lets fast the liquid to pass through to the absorbent washable insert. Please note, that our organic cotton lining diaper dries a bit longer than our standard fleece diaper. Charlie Banana diapers are a “2-in-1” reusable diaper system. It’s a cloth diaper but with a smart front panel that gives you the option of tucking in a disposable pad for those special occasions. With Charlie Banana diapers, you get the best of both diaper worlds!” There are a lot of parents […]

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Sign up for the 5th Annual Flats and Handwashing Challenge!

This post may contain affiliate links. Each time I type out “5th Annual” for the Flats and Handwashing Challenge I am in awe that this event has continued to go on after all these years and inspire others. I am truly humbled by the support from the cloth diaper community and I can’t wait for May 11 to start again! The Flats and Handwashing Challenge is an event inspired by families experience dire economic circumstances who have had to reuse disposable diapers. This is a dangerous and unhealthy practice but families without the funds or resources have so few choices on how to diaper their babies. Federal and State programs offer no free diapers or coupons for diapers and food banks or crisis centers can only help with some of the needs when the stock is there. Families who are un the suburbs or rural parts of the country often […]

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Day 12 Fluffiversary for Kelly’s Closet: Thirsties and Smart Bottoms Giveaway

This post may contain affiliate links. Help us celebrate 14 years of cloth diapering with DiaperShops.com and Kelly’s Closet! Kelly’s Closet first opened its doors back in April 2001. (The image below is what their website looked like when it first launched!) This was well before bumGenius, Rumparooz, GroVia and Thirsties even existed.  Kelly’s Closet is now home to almost 100 brands of cloth diapers, diapering accessories, and eco-friendly products for the entire family.  Kelly’s Closet is a small family business that reaches through the computer screen and engages with customers every day, providing cloth diaper education and support to thousands daily.   For 14 days, Kelly’s Closet has partnered with some of their favorite brands and bloggers to bring you 14 days of giveaways, fun and prizes!  Dirty Diaper Laundry is proud to help them celebrate by hosting Day 12! One winner will receive a Thirsties wet bag and a […]

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Tots Bots Easy Fit V4 Review

This post may contain affiliate links. I hope everyone had a lot of fun celebrating Easter with their families this past weekend. I find it is always takes an open mind and a bit of a thick skin to navigate the perils of family politics when one parent’s family has a big celebration and the other parent’s family decides to do a celebration at the same time of day. Clearly, you want to attend as much of both events as possible, but chances are you will be leaving early or arriving late or both, and no host likes feeling like second banana. If the families on either side are too large in number to allow a single combined party, how do you negotiate your time to be fair? How do you avoid hurt feelings or stress on a day when you want so much for your babies to laugh and […]

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6 Years of Dirty Diaper Laundry! Celebrate with Me and WIN!

This post may contain affiliate links. This day crept up on me like WOAH so I’m scrambling to make a to-do of it because I do love a reason to celebrate! Today marks the 6th year blogiversary (blogging birthday) for Dirty Diaper Laundry.  6 years ago I published my first blog post titled “Welcome to Dirty Diaper Laundry” and declared my intentions for this website. “The objective of this blog at this moment is to share my personal experience- raising my adorable 4.5 month old son with the intention of being “green”- and in doing so, reviewing the many products and ways I am able to do so.  I knew very early in my pregnancy that I would cloth diaper.  Even before I dove into the vast literature available and the never-ending choices, I knew.  I knew that I could not live with myself if my child produced thousands of diapers, dirty diapers, that would […]

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2015 Flats and Handwashing Challenge May 11-17

5th Annual Flats and Handwashing Challenge to take place May 11-17

This post may contain affiliate links. Have you been waiting for this announcement?!  DDL will be hosting the Flats and Handwashing Challenge once again this year and it is our 5th year.  When the challenge began in 2011 it was a personal challenge I wished to take myself.  At that time diaper need and the shocking revelation that families were using diapers for too long or reusing disposable diapers  was coming to light.  News stations and papers were discovering how real the need was for many families and the struggles faced when there was no money for diapers.  Beyond there being no money for diapers, some families also had little or no reliable access to washing machines.   If reusing disposables was their only option how could cloth diapers work for these families under the most dire of circumstances- was it possible? I came across an inexpensive washing machine that […]

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