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How to Periscope- a Guide for New Viewers and Broadcasters {Video} {GIFS} Studio Ghibli Inspired Cloth Diapers Clek Foonf Convertible Car Seat Review (DDL Gives a Foonf!) Lena Cup Intro and Review 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
 
How to Use Periscope- a Guide for New Viewers and Broadcasters . Great look at this new social media platform and helpful video walkthrough!

How to Periscope- a Guide for New Viewers and Broadcasters {Video} {GIFS}

This post may contain affiliate links. I’ve only been a Periscope user for about 1.5 weeks and it’s my new favorite social network.  Thanks to @TheBabyGuyNYC and @SprayPal I was forced to update my phone so that I could enjoy the network and stop listening to them say how amazing it was.  They were RIGHT. […]

Studio Ghibli cloth diaper by Sassy Bumz

Studio Ghibli Inspired Cloth Diapers

This post may contain affiliate links. I love creating diaper themed galleries and inspiration struck last night once I realized that there are WAHM’s making Studio Ghibli inspired cloth diapers! My husband introduced me to these magical movies in college. I remember Kiki’s Delivery Service was the first he showed me. Years later we watched […]

Clek Foonf Convertible Car Seat Review (DDL Gives a Foonf!)

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

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. If you hate watching videos here […]

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 […]

Supplies needed to get started with cloth diapers

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 […]

Snuggly Owl Boutique AIO- Win it!

This post may contain affiliate links. Yesterday we were so excited to share Lara’s review of the Snuggly Owl Boutique All in One.  This diaper is made by a WAHM, and expertly so in our opinion.  Natural fiber lovers, parents of heavy wetters, and anyone who appreciates a gorgeous diaper will be excited about this one! More about this All in One: There is an internal soaker with 2 thirsty layers of organic bamboo fleece surrounded by a coordinating blue PUL boundary to help prevent leg and tummy leaks for the ultimate in leak protection! The snake style soaker that is sewn in at the back is made with super soft organic bamboo fleece and Hemp French Terry. The soaker folds to create 6 thirsty layers of absorbency, for a total of 8 layers in the diaper!!! The Snuggly Owl Boutique diapers come in lots of prints and options.  This one […]

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Snuggly Owl Boutique AIO

Snuggly Owl Boutique All In One Diaper Review

This post may contain affiliate links. As August crawls past and the summer heat becomes more and more stifling I find myself so thankful for our pool. My husband balks about the maintenance required and all the yard space it takes up but when I can take a fussy baby and cranky toddler (and a tired and overheated mama) and slip everyone into the water for a refreshing escape, it is so worth it. Not to mention the naps it inspires. My girls never nap as long and as hard as they do after splashing around in the pool for an hour. Living in Florida, it is important to me that they become comfortable in the pool, and can tread water and learn to swim as early as possible. The fact that they see it as frivolous play just makes it so much better. How do you cool off your […]

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Applecheeks Two- Size System Review

This post may contain affiliate links. As Autumn grows more aware of her universe, she has become more and more specific about what she wants to hold and touch and see. Harper has been pretty game about sharing her toys these last nine months, probably because it was often a suggestion or her own idea to present her toys to her baby sister. Now that it is not a choice she is making and she sees Autumn reaching out and taking what she wants, you can see doubt flicker in her eyes as she decides how she feels about this sharing business. She is still relatively patient, especially considering her age, but I can see it is a behavior (for both of them) worth keeping an eye on. When I was little I was the baby sister and I became so used to joining my big brother’s games or playing […]

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How to Use Periscope- a Guide for New Viewers and Broadcasters . Great look at this new social media platform and helpful video walkthrough!

How to Periscope- a Guide for New Viewers and Broadcasters {Video} {GIFS}

This post may contain affiliate links. I’ve only been a Periscope user for about 1.5 weeks and it’s my new favorite social network.  Thanks to @TheBabyGuyNYC and @SprayPal I was forced to update my phone so that I could enjoy the network and stop listening to them say how amazing it was.  They were RIGHT. So what’s Periscope? Periscope is a social network that’s more interactive and engaging than any other because you can view (or host) live video streams by/to anyone, anywhere in the world.  The possibilities are endless, the applications are diverse, and there’s probably going to be a lot of ways you can watch people around the world do a lot of bizarre things.  Unlike other video apps that have never appealed to me (SnapChat, Chat Roulette, etc) this one seems to have potential as a business and viewer. Lots of people in our little community (cloth […]

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Happy Heiny One Size Pocket Diaper Review

This post may contain affiliate links. This week has been a whirlwind, but I couldn’t let it go without reminding you that it is World Breastfeeding week. This global initiative has sparked countless conversations and hopefully helped to educate or support some people who could use it. I am proud to be nursing my girls, Harper is just shy of 34 months (she’ll be three in October) and Autumn is nine months. When I was younger I’d proudly proclaim that I planned to breastfeed “until my baby has teeth” thinking surely that was what most people did. As friends had babies and I saw how early teeth came in and how they don’t prohibit a nursing relationship I adjusted my thinking to accommodate one solid year. It wasn’t until I had my first child I learned more about the benefits of nursing beyond a year, not only for my child […]

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Studio Ghibli cloth diaper by Sassy Bumz

Studio Ghibli Inspired Cloth Diapers

This post may contain affiliate links. I love creating diaper themed galleries and inspiration struck last night once I realized that there are WAHM’s making Studio Ghibli inspired cloth diapers! My husband introduced me to these magical movies in college. I remember Kiki’s Delivery Service was the first he showed me. Years later we watched Ponyo with my oldest son and I just recall seeing his amazement at the film. They’re not all suited for children but I know as my boys get older we will share more of the movies with them. I was able to find several diapers themed after the movies of Studio Ghibli that I wanted to share! Keep in mind that often these diapers are custom creations so they might not be in stock but I’ve linked the creator’s websites in order for you to get in touch with them.     A Ponyo diaper was […]

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Clek Foonf Convertible Car Seat Review (DDL Gives a Foonf!)

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

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

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. 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 if they have a heavier flow.  It’s completely smooth, no seams on any part of the cup! The stem itself is the […]

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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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