This post may contain affiliate links. Sign-ups are now open for those who plan on participating in the 6th Annual Flats and Handwashing Challenge! May 16-22. This annual event aims to spread awareness of extremely economical diapering options for those in immediate need that can be done with no access to a washing machine. While this […]
This post may contain affiliate links. It’s already that time of year again! Join Dirty Diaper Laundry and other parents from all over the world for the 6th Annual Flats and Handwashing Challenge taking place May 16-22. The Flats Challenge is an event born at a time when the news began covering diaper need, in […]
This post may contain affiliate links. The White House has finally recognized that diaper need, and the divide between those who can buy diapers and those who can’t, is worthy of being addressed and solved. This is welcome news to the diaper banking community (of which I am part of as the Executive Director of […]
This post may contain affiliate links. I’m an honest, upfront person who can admit that sometimes it’s hard to get clothes to fit on a cloth diapered baby. One Size cloth diapers will fit bulkier on an infant than a toddler and certain accommodations must be made for all that fluff. With that in mind, […]
This post may contain affiliate links. Want to know which brand makes prints that are in tune with your style choices? Take this simple 5 question quiz to find out! Leave your answers in the comments and tell me if it’s what you expected! Pin It
This post may contain affiliate links. I thought my babywearing, diapering, breastfeeding days were completely over. My “baby” was almost 5, out of diapers, no longer nursing, and had stopped letting me carry him years ago. The last bit of “baby” I had from him was that he still crept into bed with me […]
This post may contain affiliate links. Fitteds hold a weird spot in the cloth diaper world- not quite a ready-to-wear diaper, not quite a cheap prefold. They confuse all newbies because they often LOOK just like a waterproof diaper (many caregivers have found out they aren’t waterproof the hard way) and some of their price […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 02 May 2016.
This post may contain affiliate links. Sign-ups are now open for those who plan on participating in the 6th Annual Flats and Handwashing Challenge! May 16-22. This annual event aims to spread awareness of extremely economical diapering options for those in immediate need that can be done with no access to a washing machine. While this strikes some as unrealistic, even insulting, the truth is that the available information provided by this event has made a difference in the lives of many families who simply couldn’t afford disposables and needed a way to diaper their baby. Parents do what they must, and providing the tools they need to diaper a baby safely and hygienically is our goal. Families at home who take this challenge are committing to ONLY using flat cloth diapers (a large, single square of cloth), reusable diaper covers (if desired), and will not use their washer or dryer […]
Posted on 26 April 2016.
This post may contain affiliate links. Autumn loves playing in the dirt, there’s no avoiding it, she’s fascinated by the texture and the richness, and probably enjoys the expressions on my face when she gets really dirty, too. Today she’s helping me plant flowers in our raised beds, and she could not be more excited. This is the perfect time to wear a fitted sans cover since we’re outdoors and the incredible breathability of a fitted with no cover gives her skin a refreshing break from diaper jail. I’ve been waiting to share this review for so long and I can’t believe the day is finally here. You guys. I just can’t even. Okay, okay, putting my teenage niece’s vocabulary back in the closet now, but this diaper… I just… I’m so excited to share this one. Talk about a tough secret to keep, especially when local mamas ask me […]
Posted on 25 April 2016.
This post may contain affiliate links. It’s already that time of year again! Join Dirty Diaper Laundry and other parents from all over the world for the 6th Annual Flats and Handwashing Challenge taking place May 16-22. The Flats Challenge is an event born at a time when the news began covering diaper need, in particular, it was sparked by an article that disclosed how families would scrape out or hang dry and reuse their disposable diapers. In the 6 years since this event started we are still seeing blatant omissions from news stories that either don’t mention the option of cloth diapers for families in need, or dismiss the option. Our aim is not to say that every poor family facing the supremely difficult choice of buying diapers or food should use cloth diapers. That would be short-sighted of us to think it’s an answer for every family. The […]
Posted on 20 April 2016.
This post may contain affiliate links. Occasionally I feel the need to write something unrelated to diapering, in this case, about my devotion to the Smashing Pumpkins and music. If nothing else, let this remind you that mothers deserve it all, even a chance to throw elbows in the pit. Don’t let the music stop, mamas. It’s true that your entire life changes when that first baby is born, you’re no longer able to do the things you once used to. Your schedule, including your own bathroom breaks, revolve around that single baby. Motherhood is not for the weak. Self-care is a buzz word right now. Every blogger and speaker is out there trying to tell us all that we have to take time for ourselves, to go get our hair done, to soak in a bathtub, to grab coffee with a friend and not bring the baby. I […]
Posted on 19 April 2016.
This post may contain affiliate links. It’s been one heck of a week (and then some) for the DDL Turns 7 anniversary celebration. I teamed up with several stores and brands to offer giveaways to fans, over 20 of them! All winners have been pulled and notified but in case someone didn’t see their message or for the curiousity of others here is a quick list! When all is said and done more than $1,100 worth of prizes were given away! I am still wading through winner emails and sending prize information to the brands so if you see your name and know you’ve been contacted and haven’t heard from me that’s why! Thanks to the sponsors for providing these prizes and to everyone who entered! Facebook Winners: One Love Diaper Co Prize: Dianalyn Frank Logan + Lenora Prize: Tabitha Luczak qdSpray Prize: Hil Hart DivaCup Prize: Ellen Bratzel Bambino Mio Prize: Amelia Jarvis KangaCare […]
Posted on 08 April 2016.
This post may contain affiliate links. Tomorrow marks a special milestone that I can’t let slip by without mentioning; it’s the 7th year of Dirty Diaper Laundry. In 2009 on April 9 I hit publish on the very first blog post. I wrote it knowing only friends and family would see it, and continued to write that way for a while. I made my videos and just assumed people would find them if they needed them. Eventually I learned more about networking and marketing my own website through places like Twitter (my earliest social network) and beyond. Things have obviously changed since I started my blog. The biggest change is that I have no babies in diapers! While I used to worry this would mean I’d have to stop blogging that hasn’t been the case. My focus has shifted to other things but I’m still able to give DDL love on […]
Posted on 05 April 2016.
This post may contain affiliate links. Already the feedback on the DDL video and review of the new Bummis AIO has been outstanding! I’m so excited to see everyone loving this new diaper as much as Lara and I do. Make sure you check out our post from earlier this week in case you missed it. Bummis is BACK and really answering the call for more modern options in their line with their new natural fiber All in One. I hear so often how much people love the quality of Bummis but want something more modern. This is definitely easy and modern! Plus they have come out with several new prints to boot. As always the mission of Bummis to make a high quality product that will last, and keep production local (Canada). They source all their fabrics from North America, another way their cloth diapers are some of the […]
Posted on 04 April 2016.
This post may contain affiliate links. Now that April is here we can push the big red button THE Mission. What mission? The Make Cloth Mainstream Challenge, of course! This challenge, also known as #MCMSChallenge on social, got it’s start in 2015 when a few people in the industry realized the power of social media and word of mouth advertising. Celebrities “sell” us things without us knowing it all the time- when Khloe Kardashian posts a photo of herself in a waist cincher and tags the brand that’s not a generous thing, that’s advertising. And it works. Even social media stars who post product suggestions without paid compensation OR free product are still selling us things and we’re buying them. How many of us buy a lipstick because we see it on someone and love it? Heck, I even get asked what lipstick I use from my photos (all of […]
Posted on 01 April 2016.
This post may contain affiliate links. If only I were floating around Seattle in a hot air balloon instead of in a hotel near the airport! I may not be taking in the world from a beautiful vantage point but I can tell you about the newest adorable print from Softbums- Beautiful Balloons! Right on trend this hot air balloon print is bright and airy (get it?) and is going to be an adorable addition to your print stash! Softbums diapers are a true One Size fits all and have patented Slide 2 Size adjustments unlike any others on the market. If you’re new to brand DDL has a video on both of their styles, the Echo and the Omni. Echo Softbums are an All in Two that work with Softbums pods or alone as a cover, and their Omni has the addition of a pocket if you prefer the […]
Posted on 29 March 2016.
This post may contain affiliate links. I hope everyone had a lovely Easter weekend. We enjoyed spending the holiday with family, talking and catching up on the latest news. Sometimes life gets so hectic we don’t visit each other like we should, I’m glad celebrations give us a reason to hit pause and get together. We visited my husband’s parents on Saturday since his dad had to work on Sunday morning, and Autumn impressed us all with her egg hunting skills. Harper loved coloring the eggs and choosing which dye cup to put them in, and they loved getting to chase their cousin around with bunny ears on. On Sunday we went to my brother’s house, he always has a big get together with the whole family as well as some special friends who may as well be family. The egg hunt in his garden is a blast, but I […]