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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 […]

Enter to WIN the 30.30.30. Giveaway with 30+ Prizes! 11 Winners!

This post may contain affiliate links. After 3 long days of constant announcements it is finally time to enter this giveaway!  I hope I didn’t make you wait too long, but some events just require teasing!  The 30.30.30. Event is to celebrate hitting the 30,000 Fans Milestone on Facebook (I just hit 31k!), my 30th […]

6 Sweet Valentine’s Day Themed Cloth Diapers

This post may contain affiliate links. It may not be the biggest or flashiest holiday but Valentine’s Day can still make a good case for specialty merchandise. Especially when, unlike Christmas, you can use most of it all year round! That’s why I went searching for a few of great Valentine’s Day themed cloth diapers. […]

DDL's Favorite Things of 2014

DDL’s Favorite Things of 2014

This post may contain affiliate links. 2014 was a great year for cloth diapering and I’m listing my favorite things from the past 12 months.   You might be surprised by some things listed, and maybe you forgot all about a few.  Either way I’m sure you’ll find a few things to love! Louis by […]

10 Pro-Tips for Menstrual Cup Users {Video}

This post may contain affiliate links. Most posts or videos about menstrual cups aim to answer questions like “what are the benefits of menstrual cups?” and “how often should I change it?” but who is brave enough to answer the “Will the menstrual cup slip down while I poop?” and  “what if I can’t get […]

Golden Girls T-shirt DIY

DIY Golden Girls T-Shirt with the Silhouette (Because I Can!)

This post may contain affiliate links. I haven’t had a lot of time/initiative for crafting lately.  Things have been busy- first summer, then school and some big events happening for work.  But then, just when all hope was lost, my new present to myself came in the mail and ever since I have been full-on […]

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 […]

Sushi Cloth Diaper Cake

Cloth Diaper Sushi Tutorial

This post may contain affiliate links. All the fun crafts for baby showers that involve diapers involve disposables!  That’s no fun for the mamas planning to use cloth diapers and their friends who want to make a creative baby shower gift.  Diaper cakes- a staple at most showers- are far more expensive when you use […]

The 5 Phases of Cloth Diapering

This post may contain affiliate links. For most of us cloth diapering started out as a little idea that would save money and maybe look cute too.  Little did we know what a roller coaster it would become!   Saving the world, saving money, and cute diapers! What isn’t there to LOVE about cloth diapering? […]

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 […]

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 be a homemaker when she started her family.   An inventive spirit was in her blood- her father and uncle invented a lathe tool used for automobile parts and they wrote the book on using it that went on to sell 1.5 million copies- so it wasn’t long after her baby was born that she became an inventor herself. Her first daughter Sharon was the inspiration for her revolutionary waterproof diapering system.  Sharon  would wet through her pinned-on flat at nap time, leaving the crib and her clothing soaked.  Marion tried the only waterproof option […]

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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 switch too.  Not only are menstrual cups a wise choice for your health but there are longer term benefits that can make your period week no different than any other day of the month.  If you are looking to make the switch you can expect to go through these phases, just be sure to hang in long enough to experience #periodnirvana.   There are some great videos out there about using cups and there are some that can turn you right back off from it.  I can’t tell you how many times a particular […]

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Enter to WIN the 30.30.30. Giveaway with 30+ Prizes! 11 Winners!

This post may contain affiliate links. After 3 long days of constant announcements it is finally time to enter this giveaway!  I hope I didn’t make you wait too long, but some events just require teasing!  The 30.30.30. Event is to celebrate hitting the 30,000 Fans Milestone on Facebook (I just hit 31k!), my 30th Birthday which is TODAY, and the 30 prizes (plus the bonus prizes) I’m giving away.  Each brand gave 3 prizes and there will be one winner per set of three.  One winner gets the Tula and one winner gets the entire AppleCheeks Full-Time kit.  You can also enter the bumGenius prints giveaway I self-sponsored happening on my Fanpage. We have some incredible sponsors who have been so generous so please don’t forget to like them on Facebook and follow them on Instagram to thank them.  Molly’s Suds, Super Undies, Smart Bottoms, Spray Pal, GroVia, Logan […]

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The Biggest Surprise! Win a Full Time AppleCheeks Kit in the 30.30.30. Giveaway!

This post may contain affiliate links. This is only considered a BONUS giveaway because the sheer number of prizes would ruin my “30 prizes” count for my theme but are you complaining?  I don’t think so because this is a FANTASTIC giveaway!  AppleCheeks said they love me SO MUCH they had to do something fantastic in celebration of my 30k milestone and my 30th birthday.  It’s hard to argue with that logic so I said bring it on! On top of the other amazing prizes (27 prizes from 9 sponsors, 3 prizes I self-sponsored, 1 Bonus Tula) I get to set someone up with a Full-Time set of AppleCheeks!  This is way better than getting gifts for my birthday, I am giving them! Next up is the ACTUAL giveaway as we have been working our way up to it I hope your excitement has grown.  Good luck to everyone!

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Bonus 30.30.30. Prize is a Tula from SBB!

This post may contain affiliate links. I told you I had some surprises up my sleeve… now that 27 of the 30 prizes have been announced (see this link for 27 ) I’m ready to share one of those surprises!  No birthday celebration can be complete without a surprise or two! Sweetbottoms Baby Boutique is sponsoring a prize that I’m positive you will want to walk away from this event with.  A Tula!!!  A Tula Standard in Arrows to be exact.  Sweetbottoms Baby Boutique has been one of my favorite shopping spots since my early cloth diapering days and their free shipping on most items is a nice perk! They have a retail location in the Raleigh area in NC for anyone local too!   I am so bummed that the Tula craze really started at the tail end of my babywearing days so I never did get to try one […]

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Announcing Prizes 24-27 from Onya Baby!

This post may contain affiliate links. I’m making my final numbered announcement here on the blog for prizes in the 30.30.30. event and what a way to end it!  Onya Baby is offering 3 prizes for the event and I know you will want to win them!  As you probably know or gathered from the name of this event, there are 30 prizes and this covers 24-27 of them… but it’s the last announcement?  The rest will be shared on Facebook so look to my fanpage for that. Onya Baby has had my heart for a long time, they’re such amazing people and the carriers are SO innovative and comfortable.  This year they added the new Lapis color for their Cruiser carrier and since it goes great with my skin tone I’m excited to have that as part of this event (vain much?).  One lucky DDL reader is going to […]

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Announcing Prizes 22-24 from Thirsties!

This post may contain affiliate links. Can you feel it…. we are SO CLOSE to the real 30.30.30. giveaway that begins tomorrow and I can’t stand it!  I hope you’re as excited as I am though I still know a few things that you don’t! The next set of prizes will be from my friends at Thirsties!  It’s been a great week for them too because they just announced their new Newborn All-in-One and it looks awesome! Now lets get right to the prizes!  One lucky DDL reader will win this Thirsties package which contains 3 prizes: a One Size All-in-One, a Duo Wrap and Hemp Prefold, and a Thirsties Wet Bag!  The winner will be able to choose their size, print, color, and closure.  I’m not sure what I would pick, probably the new Silver Dollar print or the new coral color for one of the diapers… the possibilities […]

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Announcing Prizes 19-21 from Dream Diapers!

This post may contain affiliate links. Dream Diapers has been growing and has a wonderful and loyal customer base even though they’re a newer retailer.  They’ve also been a longtime DDL advertiser so I’m very excited to have their store as a sponsor of this 30.30.30. celebration! Even though there are technically more than 3 prizes they are being given as sets so imma let that slide because it is to the winner’s benefit!  Dream Diapers is generously giving away HTF a Lalabye Baby diaper in  Hush and Over the Meadow, a Sloomb OBF and a pair of Sloomb wool Underwoolies, and  $35 Dream Diapers Stash Dash (their choice of girl or boy version).  Incredible right?  I know a lot of readers would love to try Lalabye Baby and Sloomb so this is an incredible chance!  Go look at the rest of the prizes announced so far and them come back on […]

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Announcing Prizes 16-18 from Logan+Lenora!

This post may contain affiliate links. Following up on the announcement that GroVia will be part of the 30.30.30 giveaway I have some even more amazing news- Logan+Lenora are in too!  I fell hard for their stylish wet bags and clutches when I met them at a tradeshow.  There are few wet bags that can match them in gorgeousness and every stylish cloth diapering mama needs at least one! The lucky winner will get three (THREE!) products from Logan+Lenora.  Classic Wet Bag, Mini Wet Bag, Wet + Dry Diaper Clutch in the winner’s choice of print!  I’m VERY partial to the B&W owls, even featured them in the DDL Favorite Things of 2014, but you don’t have to pick my favorite print!  This set will make someone jump up and down when they get the email that they won so don’t forget to enter when the giveaway goes live on January 25th! […]

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Announcing Prizes 13-15 from GroVia!

This post may contain affiliate links. I couldn’t celebrate without my friends at GroVia.  Not only was my very first video review of their hybrid diaper system (formerly known as GroBaby back in 2009) but they are partners with Giving Diapers, Giving Hope and I love them for all of those reasons and more!  They will be giving 3 products away in the giveaway that starts January 25th for my 30.30.30 celebration!  If you don’t already know and are just tuning in, I’ve been announcing sponsors one by one as we lead up to the official giveaway and we are on the 5th sponsor.  There are a total of 30 prizes so we are at the halfway point… Here is what one lucky DDL will be winning: A set of No Prep Soaker Pads, an AI2 Shell, and a GroVia Magic Stick.  A nice way to pad your stash right […]

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