Last night the big news that a limited number of the bumGenius Tiny Socialite Series were being released to just three retailers was announced. Abby’s Lane is one of those lucky retailers! These prints won’t last long so if you are one of the people who were sad to realize they were no longer being […]
The Elf on the Shelf is a fun tradition our family looks forward to each year. I enjoy finding new hiding places and scenarios for Wyatt and have come up with quite a few fun ones over the years. I’ve decided to compile my favorites from past adventures and included a few new ideas that […]
Thanksgiving is just a few days away, and we are so excited to carry on some of my favorite family traditions with Harper. Last year she was just weeks old and unaware of the events transpiring. This year she’ll enjoy getting up super early to stand with her aunts and uncles and grandparents in a […]
I’m a day early on this one but I’m having a hard time waiting! Fletcher, my first born, is 5. This boy continues to amaze me in every way- his sense of humor, intelligence, empathy, and dance moves rival that of a boy much older. He had a lot of firsts this year including his […]
Have you ever thought about the history of cloth diapers and how they evolved from simple flats to the modern marvels of invention many of us use today? At one point in recent memory even flats with pins and rubber pants were the modern diapers. Prior to the invention of the safety pin in the […]
This week I unpacked my sweaters, coats, and boots. We don’t get a lot of cold weather in this part of Florida, just a few days here and there worth bundling up for. You have to wear layers for sure, because the second the thermometer dips every business in the city lurches for their central […]
In just a few more days we’ll carve our Jack-o’-lantern and prepare a big bowl of candy for trick-or-treaters. I’m so excited that Harper will be old enough this year to appreciate seeing all the children, waving to them and realizing their costumes are unusual and funny. She was only a couple weeks old last […]
I’m so pleased to finally unveil a project over 2 years in the making: Cloth Diapering Solutions for Families in Need and Have Snappi… Will Diaper are the results of a pressing need for booklets that cover low cost cloth diapering solutions that will work for any family on any budget. Cloth Diapering Solutions for […]
When it comes to ultra budget-friendly cloth diapers flats are the easiest and most accessible option for so many reasons. They’re easy to find, cheap, and can be handwashed. When it comes to cloth diaper covers it is harder to find them locally. This video tutorial shows how to make a DIY Fleece Cover that […]
Did you click this because you are wondering “What the heck is a Poop Avoidance Device?” Good, my plan worked. Totally makes sense, right? When I was planning to make videos about cloth diaper accessories I noticed the trend that so many products were ways to avoid touching poop. They deserved their own video and […]
So is changing outfits on a cranky baby, potentially having to change my own clothes, oh and changing the sheets or sleeping on a lumpy towel until morning. Finding the right combination to last your baby from the time they go to sleep to the time you both wake in the morning is challenging. At […]
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 brands. I got the idea in […]
Posted on 04 December 2013.
Every so often I like to take a moment to say thanks to the companies who advertise with Dirty Diaper Laundry. I wouldn’t and couldn’t continue the blog without their financial support! I’m so fortunate to have advertisers who have been with me for YEARS and I’m so grateful for their continued support. Rockin’ Green and Diaper Lab are my longest running ads! This post is dedicated to new advertisers with the blog; I wanted to show them love and appreciation. Many of these brands and stores are relatively new so take a look to see what you may discover! Dream Diapers is a new advertiser to DDL with a lot of exciting offers going on! They have a “Stash Dash” that is a $25 package with surprises inside, you won’t know what it is until it arrives. They have many name brand cloth diapers and even offer a newborn […]
Posted on 02 December 2013.
With the holiday season officially in full swing we’ve begun unpacking the lights and decorations and wrapping gifts. This year Harper is old enough to really appreciate the bright festive lights and shiny ornaments she sees everywhere. She “helped” decorate our house with Daddy and clapped when he turned the lights on that night. I love seeing Christmas through her eyes, and I’m giddy to plan new traditions for us. What do you like to do with your loved ones each December? Today I’m reviewing an exciting new feature on a classic stash staple. Thirsties has released a brand new hook and loop on their diapers, and I’m thrilled to say it’s stronger and better than any I’ve tried. The strips of hook and loop you use to fasten the diaper are gently rounded so there are no sharp corners to accidentally dig into baby’s skin. These “bullets” (named for […]
Posted on 02 December 2013.
If you didn’t get the chance to shop on Black Friday then you get a second-chance this Monday! Here is a less exhaustive list (less to read, less complicated!) of Cyber Monday deals from your favorite cloth diaper retailers and more! Unlike the Black Friday post, some of these links make be affiliate links and therefore a portion of your purchase will help support DDL, so shop away! Kelly’s Closet Diaper Junction Receive a FREE bumGenius One Size Diaper with your purchase of $100! Some restrictions apply. Valid today ONLY. Coupon code: CYBER13. Also, don’t miss out on these awesome savings: Diaper Rite AIO – $8.35 Diaper Rite Bamboo Pocket – $7.65 Pink Daisy Pads – $21.00 TotsBots Easy Fit – $20.50 Mom’s Milk Boutique 8:01 am – Noon: First 100 orders of $50+ will receive a FREE bumGenius 4.0 Pocket diaper. MMB will select the diaper and it […]
Posted on 29 November 2013.
Last night the big news that a limited number of the bumGenius Tiny Socialite Series were being released to just three retailers was announced. Abby’s Lane is one of those lucky retailers! These prints won’t last long so if you are one of the people who were sad to realize they were no longer being made you will want to purchase them very soon. You can also enter to win this giveaway sponsored by Abby’s Lane for an incredible prize package for 3 packs in ALL of the styles. 4.0 One Size Pocket 3 pack [+$53.85] Freetime All In One 3 pack [+$59.85] Elemental All In One 3 pack [+$74.85] Flip One Size Cover 3 pack [+$41.85] This giveaway is only open to the US (sorry!) and will be open for 2 weeks. Enter below using the Rafflecopter. Good luck! This giveaway is being hosted with several other blogs using […]
Posted on 29 November 2013.
Each year since it began I’ve participated in Baby Rabies’ Inappropriate Elf contest. If you’re new to the concept it involves our favorite holiday tradition, the Elf on the Shelf, and putting him in compromising positions while taking photos. The photos are submitted to Baby Rabies and fun is had by all. I’m so glad it is back this year! My submission this year was entirely my husband’s idea. As soon as he said it I knew it was way better than my idea! In previous years my Elf saw fame as Dexter the Elf and role-played as an adult diaper wearer. Wyatt, my elf, got into a music video! He was inspired after seeing the Kanye West video, Bound 2… but even more inspired after seeing the Seth Rogen and James Franco version, Bound 3. So his version is obviously Bound 4. The making of Bound 4 After […]
Posted on 27 November 2013.
The Elf on the Shelf is a fun tradition our family looks forward to each year. I enjoy finding new hiding places and scenarios for Wyatt and have come up with quite a few fun ones over the years. I’ve decided to compile my favorites from past adventures and included a few new ideas that I’m planning to use this year! Some days when I have the time Wyatt gets into more elaborate scenes than others. If you’re wondering how our elf is able to strike such handsome poses it is thanks to the “Hack Your Elf on the Shelf” tutorial that you need to check out! There is still time to find an Elf and time to hack him/her if you hurry! Pin ItPin It
Posted on 26 November 2013.
With close to 50 stores listed this is your go-to source for Black Friday specials on cloth diapers and more! Updated sales are in purple. This year, we’ve decided to let you get in on the game a little bit early! Our discount code will be in effect starting at 11:00 pm EST on Thursday, November 28th, 2013. This will hopefully allow us to avoid any down-time on our website during the midnight hour that we have experienced in the past! Please note: If we do experience down-time on our website, please check our Facebook page for updates! BLACK FRIDAY WEEKEND 2013 Black Friday Sale starts at 11:00pm EST on November 28th, 2013. Use code BLACKFRIDAY2013 to receive: 15% off orders of $50+ from 11:00pm Thursday EST through 8:00am Friday EST* 10% off orders of $35+ from 8:00am Friday EST through Monday at midnight EST* *Sale items excluded *Manufacturer exclusions […]
Posted on 25 November 2013.
Thanksgiving is just a few days away, and we are so excited to carry on some of my favorite family traditions with Harper. Last year she was just weeks old and unaware of the events transpiring. This year she’ll enjoy getting up super early to stand with her aunts and uncles and grandparents in a huge crowd at the Turkey Trot, excited by the live music, cheering people, and yummy snacks as we complete a 5k together. Afterwards we’ll meet for a big traditional breakfast to discuss the latest family news. She can look forward to a gathering at my husband’s parent’s house in the early afternoon, followed by dinner at my big brother’s house in the late afternoon. Harper loves all the attention that comes with family parties, and I am so thankful that most of our families live close enough for us to see them easily. What are […]
Posted on 22 November 2013.
Not many cloth diapers can boast the ability to fit a newborn all the way up to potty training! One of the diapers on that very short list is the Softbums. Never heard of them? Softbums are a true One Size Fits All diaper with the highly adjustable slide2size elastic that is the first of its kind. Using elastic that adjusts the rise and infinite size possibilities (not buttons or snaps) it can fit just about any baby! Softbums make the Echo and Omni systems- Echo is their original All-in-Two that works with their pods, which are also One Size. Omni is also an All-in-Two but with the addition of a pocket opening giving it even more flexibility to meet your needs. You can find their pods in Bamboo or Stay Dry. Softbums have been around for as long as I remember… in fact their diapers were one of the […]
Posted on 21 November 2013.
I’m a day early on this one but I’m having a hard time waiting! Fletcher, my first born, is 5. This boy continues to amaze me in every way- his sense of humor, intelligence, empathy, and dance moves rival that of a boy much older. He had a lot of firsts this year including his first day of VPK (pre-k in Florida), reading his first book, crying at his first movie (Monster’s Inc), riding a bike with no training wheels, and playing team sports just to name a few. Every year we have a tradition in this family. As annoyed as my husband was when I suggested that we rake up the leaves in our backyard into a giant number 1 and take Fletcher’s photo next to it, I’m pretty sure he is happy we did it. We have been able to keep our tradition alive since that date, and […]Pin It
Added on 02 December 2013