It is that time again! Time to sign-up for the 4th Annual Flats and Handwashing Challenge. This year our event will take place beginning on the morning of May 11 and lasts until the end of the day on May 17. The excitement is building as more parents are learning about the event and the […]
To say I love flat cloth diapers is an understatement. There are no diapers that compare when it comes to versatility, affordability, and wash/dry friendliness. So they may take longer to learn than a wrap and go style of modern diaper… so what? Practice on your teddy bears and bribe your baby with a toy […]
That idea became a blog and that blog became a huge part of my life and eventually, a paying job as well as a passion/hobby. Dirty Diaper Laundry started from an idea while a new and insomniac mom laid in bed thinking of a new cloth diaper coming out and how she wished she […]
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 diaper so each person could see […]
This is according to the film Paycheck to Paycheck, a documentary produced by Maria Shriver with data from the Shriver Report, showing a year in the life of a struggling single mother. This film aired on HBO and is now available on HBOGo. I heard about this movie through an email sent by the […]
The date has been set so mark your calendars for May 11-17 for the 4th Annual Flats and Handwashing Challenge! If you’re new to DDL let me give you some background information on what the Flats Challenge is and why you should consider participating. In 2011 I began the Flats and Handwashing Challenge as a […]
We are going back to basics with this post! If you are just beginning your cloth diaper journey, or are preparing to start in a few more months once the baby arrives, you will find this guide to each style of diaper informative. If you’re already an experienced user of cloth diapers this may bore […]
When I first started cloth diapering there were a lot of side snapping options and they were quite popular! GAD Baby, Knickernappies, and GEN-Y were all hot topics on the forums. People liked side snapping diapers because they could pull up and down easily and they had a cleaner look on the front since […]
I’m not a patron of the fine arts and most of the things on my walls are from thrift shops or estate sales. I do, however, love to hang art on the walls that actually means something to me beyond just being pretty when I find it. When I was approached by Erin, the […]
One of my favorite things about having a little girl is sewing dresses for her. I have such vivid memories of standing impatiently for my mother while she poked and prodded me to pin pattern pieces together for a good fit. The fittings were frustrating for an adventurous little girl, but I did love having […]
Heck, there are some days when I am “done” with just about everything except sleep and coffee ice cream. This can happen with your commitment to your reusable paper towels, your compost pile, your garden, and yes- your cloth diapers. There are some days when a modicum of convenience and an extra day off from […]
Using cloth diapers on a newborn may something you are looking forward to, or dreading, or both. There is no easy way to put this- it is hard. Not hard in the sense that using the diapers on your baby is hard, that is the easy part. It is hard because there are so many […]
Two weeks ago my family and I were so lucky to be given passes to enjoy Disney World with our daughter. Matt and I are HUGE Disney fans. We announced our pregnancy by attending the park while wearing a shirt I made that said “Future Mouseketeer” in the classic Disney font with a tiny mouse […]
Harper loves to talk at home. She’ll chat away about her interest in Mama, Dada, Puppy, Kitty, Banana, Cookie, etc, till the cows come home. But the moment you put her on the spot, and a stranger tries to charm a “hello” out of her, she acts as though she’s never spoken a word in […]
is the most feared word in the cloth diaper community. It is the scourge of the earth, a menace to society, some even call it a “beast” because it is so hard to get rid of. Ammonia is unmistakable, and if you aren’t sure if you have build-up in your diapers all you need to […]
Rather than buying several sets of diapers in each size needed, most families are able to buy a single “stash” of diapers. Typically, you only need 24-36 diapers for the duration of your child’s diapering days. One Size diapers fit babies at their different sizes by having an adjustment, usually on the rise (rise=the front […]
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 […]
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 […]
Posted on 17 April 2014.
Day 3 is already here and we have another impressive prize package any mom would love! In case you missed it, Day 1 and Day 2 also had some darn fine prizes and those giveaways are still open but you can only win if you enter them! So what do we have for you today?! Prizes are from our sponsors líllébaby, Applecheeks, Kelly’s Closet, Jack be Natural, and Bamboobies! And a bonus, smaller prize package from Jack Be Natural, so today we have 2 total giveaways and two winners. I love all of these guys, and would be thrilled to win so I know the winner(s) of this one are going to be excited to get that email in 2 weeks! Shall we look at each prize in more detail? Of course we should! líllébaby is offering their COMPLETE Organic Designer 6-in1 Baby Carrier – Green w/ Finch. This carrier has […]
Posted on 16 April 2014.
Day 2 is even bigger than Day 1…. and I am so jealous of whoever wins this prize package! That is what I’m most excited about, that every day of giveaways The Eco-Friendly Family and I have lined up for you is full of things I would want myself! We love these sponsors and their amazing products. Yesterday our Day 1 was a prize package worth over $15o, so make sure you enter there as well. You will even get extra entries on our other giveaways for that! Day 2′s Prize Package worth $240 includes products from… Smartbottoms, Kelly’s Closet, Babyshusher, Earth Mama Angel Baby, and Maxwell Designs! I even dreamed about the BabyShusher… I wish I had one for myself! You want to win right? Here is more about each prize… Smartbottoms is giving away 2 Smart One 3.1′s and a Wet Bag. Their new 3.1′s might be reaching […]
Posted on 15 April 2014.
As an enormous thank you and celebration of 5 years at Dirty Diaper Laundry I’ve teamed up with my good friend Amanda over at The Eco-Friendly Family, who is also celebrating 5 years of blogging! Together, us old timers have published a lot of information over the years about cloth diapering, natural and reusable feminine care, and general parenting and product reviews. It was a natural fit that we put an event together to celebrate our milestones and bring you lots of great giveaways from companies we love, starting today! Keep checking back because we have 5 days of incredible giveaways! Day 1′s Prize Package includes: a Neapolitan Chelory AIO in Velcro ($32.95), Eco Nuts Liquid Detergent and their new Ammonia Bouncer ($23 value), $25 to spend at Sweetbottoms Baby Boutique, 10 bags of Momme Meals chews for pregnant, nursing, and active moms ($62 value), and any AppeTEETHERs from Little Toader ($10 […]
Posted on 14 April 2014.
It is that time again! Time to sign-up for the 4th Annual Flats and Handwashing Challenge. This year our event will take place beginning on the morning of May 11 and lasts until the end of the day on May 17. The excitement is building as more parents are learning about the event and the benefits of using flats, not just because they are the best for handwashing, but because flats are amazing cloth diapers! Why are we doing this? To show that cloth diapers can work for any family- especially for those choosing to buy diapers each week over using the money for other expenses they also need to pay. First, you will want to understand the rules of participation. Materials Allowed The following diapering items can be used: • Any flat cloth diaper, store bought or handmade. A flat should be only 1 layer of material for easier […]Pin It
Posted on 11 April 2014.
To say I love flat cloth diapers is an understatement. There are no diapers that compare when it comes to versatility, affordability, and wash/dry friendliness. So they may take longer to learn than a wrap and go style of modern diaper… so what? Practice on your teddy bears and bribe your baby with a toy while you get the hang of it, or just use them as inserts or soakers rectangle style! I told you they were versatile! I filmed a video that shares why I love flats, and why you should too. Disclosure- I was facing the sun but it was the only time I had to film so waiting for an overcast day wasn’t an option. Sorry for my squinty face and the brightness! Because they’re… You can find flats for free if you raid your old t-shirt collection or for as low as $1-$3 each, even with […]Pin It
Posted on 09 April 2014.
That idea became a blog and that blog became a huge part of my life and eventually, a paying job as well as a passion/hobby. Dirty Diaper Laundry started from an idea while a new and insomniac mom laid in bed thinking of a new cloth diaper coming out and how she wished she could see it in person without driving 2 hours to the closest diaper shop. “What if I bought it and filmed it for other moms just like me who want to see how the diapers work and what they do?” The very next day I bought a domain name, signed up for a hosting plan, and shortly after I filmed the new Gro Baby AI2 and posted it. I wasn’t a blogger before starting DDL but I had created a few websites, though mostly in high school and usually about how much I loved The […]
Posted on 03 April 2014.
A few weeks ago Lara was able to bring you a review of the Funky Fluff Bamboo 3-in-1. She loved the versatility and the attractive design and thought it would make a great baby shower gift. Funky Fluff Fusion 3 in 1 cloth diapers were created by a team of two moms from Toronto Canada. By creating our interchangeable design, we hope to show that modern cloth diapers are easy to use, convenient and can work for anyone, no matter which system they prefer to use. The same diaper can be used whether you are a dad who likes an AIO system, a mom who prefers the convenience of an AI2 or a daycare provider who feels comfortable with the Pocket System concept. Our versatile design can be used as a Pocket, All in One (AIO) or All in Two (AI2) system. It is a one size system that will fit from […]
Posted on 02 April 2014.
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 diaper so each person could see and touch it while getting information about that style. I left the printed cards at home (of course I did) so I didn’t get the chance to use them, but so many people wanted to know where to get them after posting an image to Instagram that I knew posting them to the blog would be a good idea! Each card has the type of diaper and the pros/cons of each. At the bottom of the post are links to download, there are 2 sheets to print with 3 cards on each. You’ll have to chop […]Pin It
Posted on 28 March 2014.
This is according to the film Paycheck to Paycheck, a documentary produced by Maria Shriver with data from the Shriver Report, showing a year in the life of a struggling single mother. This film aired on HBO and is now available on HBOGo. I heard about this movie through an email sent by the National Diaper Bank Network- it was said those who work or volunteer in the diaper bank world should watch. So, I watched it. In the film, we see Katrina Gilbert struggle to provide for her three children. She was married ten years before splitting with her husband due to his painkiller addiction. She became a CNA (certified nursing assistant) to pay the bills, working long days and even longer consecutive stretches to keep a roof over their heads. She is paid what some may think is a good wage, higher than minimum even- $9.49 an […]
Posted on 26 March 2014.
This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending and speaking at the Babies in Bloom Baby Fest in Northern California, about an hour from San Diego. The entire experience was wonderful and I was having so much fun and living in the moment so intensely that I found myself forgetting to use my camera or my phone to take any pictures! I’m so thankful that Rochelle, the owner of Babies in Bloom, thought enough of me and the work I do here on Dirty Diaper Laundry to invite me. It was a very fast weekend but I squeezed in a ton! Baby Fest was a huge success and raised a lot of money for March of Dimes so it was great to play a tiny part in that. On Saturday my first hour in California was spent chatting with the owner of a local diaper service at the airport! […]
Added on 10 March 2014