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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 […]

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No Ragrets Cloth Diapering- What Would You Do Differently Today?

This post may contain affiliate links. Having cloth diapered for a total of 4+ years with two children it’s to be expected that I learned from mistakes and sometimes even regretted a decision or two.  I asked DDL readers on my Facebook page the question “What is something you would do differently when it comes […]

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3 Common Sense Tips for Handling Diaper Explosions

This post may contain affiliate links. Diaper explosions are, for the uninitiated, when a poop (typically one from a newborn or a baby with a sick stomach) escapes the diaper and most often goes up the back and into the onesie area.  With a little common sense and a lot less waste, I’m going to offer […]

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How long should a cloth diaper last?

This post may contain affiliate links. The idea behind cloth diapering for most parents is saving money- using a diaper over and over saves way more than using throwaway diapers.  That being said, cloth diapers are great but they aren’t magic- heavy use and repeated washing and drying takes a toll and they will wear […]

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Cloth Diaper Info Cards {Free Download}

This post may contain affiliate links. 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 […]

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What’s the Easiest Cloth Diaper to Use Compared to Disposables {Chart}

This post may contain affiliate links. 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 […]

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Newborn Cloth Diapering: The Basics

This post may contain affiliate links. 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 […]

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Why shopping local matters.

This post may contain affiliate links. Since I started this blog nearly 5 years ago things have changed in a good way!  There are more brick and mortar cloth diaper stores than there were “back in my day.”  When I started cloth diapering it was either buy online, or drive almost 2 hours to the […]

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How do “One-Size” cloth diapers fit from birth to potty? Fit Guide and Pros/Cons

This post may contain affiliate links. 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, […]

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Starting your stash- to sample, or not to sample?

This post may contain affiliate links. This post contains affiliate links.  Believe it or not there are some cloth diapering families who buy one kind of diaper and that is it.  They use it and when their child is potty trained, they are done.  It is an enticing concept for those who want to skip […]

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