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Let’s Talk About The #MakeClothMainstreamChallenge! March 28-April 18.

This post may contain affiliate links. For weeks myself and others that I will introduce later have been working day and night on a really exciting project.  This post will answer all of your questions about it so please read on!  We have been teasing it through social media but as of yet nothing “official” […]

Tots Bots Fans Listen Up- GOOD NEWS and NEW PRINTS! (Giveaway)

This post may contain affiliate links. If you love Tots Bots (who doesn’t?) then today I am going to make you very happy!  It has been a couple of years since Tots Bots had a US distributor.  Being that Tots Bots is from the UK that was definitely a drag for retailers who had to […]

Win it! Lily Cup Giveaway Open Worldwide! #putacupinit

This post may contain affiliate links. Last week my review of the Lily Cup and the video featuring Virginia were posted her on the blog.  Now it is time for a lucky DDL reader to win one!  For experienced or new cup users who’ve wanted to try a Lily Cup this could be your chance! […]

Lily Cup Video and Review Featuring “Virginia”

This post may contain affiliate links. The Lily Cup wasn’t a brand I had heard of until their “Lily Cup Compact” hit Kickstarter. I watched the video with interest and shared their project with my readers on Facebook not knowing that soon it would go viral and blow past their initial goal. Unfortunately that product […]

New Prints and Colors! Best Bottoms, Rumparooz, bumGenius, Smart Bottoms, and more!

This post may contain affiliate links. It looks like a ton of new prints have been released in recent weeks, so many that I’m having a hard time keeping track!  For my benefit and yours here is a list of recent noteworthy releases that you may have missed! Best Bottoms “Dragon Scales” limited edition print […]

Turning Red to Green- Reusable Menstrual Products Resource Guide

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Win it! Chelory Organic AIO

This post may contain affiliate links. It is a rare thing to find a true All in One diaper that holds up to heavy wetters but the Chelory line-up does just that!  Their organic All in One with a combination of bamboo and zorb can work for everyone, but can even survive heavy wetters for naps or nights without additional layers!  Though they are on the higher end they’re WAHM made and built to last. Lara reviewed the Chelory Organic AIO for DDL yesterday so don’t forget to check that out and learn more! You can enter to win one right here!  The contest is open Worldwide and ends March 10!  Chelory will pick the diaper print based on availability. a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Chelory Organic All in One Diaper Review

This post may contain affiliate links. I am having such a hard time transitioning Harper to her toddler bed. My mother finished a beautiful quilt for it using some of her baby clothes and some of my old clothing, even some patches from my father’s baby rompers from 1950 that his mother had saved for her. I did everything I could to make it special for her, painting the frame her favorite shade of blue and sewing a tulle ballet inspired bedskirt, letting her pick out special bed sheets with little birds on them, and sewing toddler size pillows for her to cuddle. She shows no interest whatsoever. Autumn is off the charts growth-wise, and will be too heavy for her Hushamok hammock soon. When that time comes I hope to transition her to the crib for at least part of the night (I’m pro co-sleeping but work in our […]

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New Prints and Colors! Best Bottoms, Rumparooz, bumGenius, Smart Bottoms, and more!

This post may contain affiliate links. It looks like a ton of new prints have been released in recent weeks, so many that I’m having a hard time keeping track!  For my benefit and yours here is a list of recent noteworthy releases that you may have missed! Best Bottoms “Dragon Scales” limited edition print is available for Pre-Order now and releases in Mid-March from your favorite retailer. And just today the new color, Castle, and print, Destiny, were released by Rumparooz!  [Buy at Kelly’s Closet] I am especially in love with this new print from Smart Bottoms for a few reasons…. it is mid century modern inspired and supports Giving Diapers, Giving Hope.  You can only find this print at MommyCon events this year. bumGenius “Alicia” is a MommyCon Exclusive that sold out instantly in Chicago.  The print is assumed to be available again at future MommyCon events.  It […]

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Turning Red to Green- Reusable Menstrual Products Resource Guide

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 if you are coming here after my session you will see links to much of what was discussed in person in the text when applicable and links to helpful outside resources at the end of this post. Part 1- Why Should You Switch to Reusable Menstrual Products? Comfort is the number one reason I think all women should switch to either cloth or cups.  Honestly, it’s an incredible difference and seeing/feeling is about the only way to truly understand.  Unlike tampons or disposable pads, cups and cloth will not dry you out.  Tampons will remove […]

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Diaper Safari One Size Pocket Giveaway {2/25}

This post may contain affiliate links. Yesterday Lara gave us all a review of the inexpensive pocket diaper from Diaper Safari.  Now you can enter to win one and we will make it an easy giveaway to enter. The Diaper Safari One Size Pocket comes in snaps or velcro and begins fitting at around 10 pounds.  According the Lara’s review it is great for chunkier babies with generous sizing. The winner will get a Diaper Safari OS Pocket Diaper (print and closure of winner’s choice) PLUS one microfiber insert and one hemp insert! Enter below using the Rafflecopter and make sure to leave your comment on this blog post.  Winner will be contacted via email and will have 48 hours to respond. Open to US and Canada.  Good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Diaper Safari One Size Pocket Diaper Review

This post may contain affiliate links. Autumn is four months old today. Every month when Harper was a baby I would snap a picture of her in the same glider with the same toy and a simple white onesie labeled with her current age. At her first birthday I displayed the twelve months as a banner, it was so amazing to see how she grew and her very distinct beauty emerged. I am continuing the tradition for Autumn’s first year, with the same toy in a different color, and a different style month marker. It will be even more fun when the project is complete to compare her not only to herself but to her sister at each age. I know this is a fairly common practice these days, though not always easy to keep up during those frenzied early infant months. Did you take monthly pictures in the same […]

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DDL Hits The Road- MommyCon or Bust!

This post may contain affiliate links. 2015 is a pretty exciting year for me because it is DDL’s MommyCon debut.  MommyCon is a convention for parents and parents-to-be that focuses on natural parenting that combines an expo atmosphere with brands on hand to educate on their products, educational workshops on parenting topics, plus inspirational speakers on topics ranging from breastfeeding to car seat safety.  Several months back MommyCon’s organizer, Xza (a name you can get away with leaving off a last name!) approached me with the idea of joining the event as part of the Cloth Diaper Resource Center.  After making sure the travel dates would work I signed on and the CDRC became the Cloth Diaper Resource Center with Dirty Diaper Laundry (that’s me!)  We also dreamed up a new session that I am so thrilled to be teaching at 7 events in 2015 called “Turning Red to Green- […]

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And my new favorite print is Jax & Jill from Smart Bottoms!

This post may contain affiliate links. When you combine Mid Century Modern + cloth diapers + supporting my favorite charity it = my new favorite cloth diaper print! Smart Bottoms announced their newest print, Jax & Jill, that is an atomic inspired print in bold, retro colors.  The print will ONLY be available at MommyCon locations this year and for each diaper sold a generous $5 donation will be made to the cloth diaper charity Giving Diapers, Giving Hope. Giving Diapers, Giving Hope is a non-profit cloth diaper lending organization.  GDGH helps approved families all over the US by shipping them a set of cloth diapers for the cost of shipping.  Since 2011 GDGH has been making it possible to cloth diaper without the high start-up cost that so many families can’t possibly afford.  Since cloth diapers are reusable, the families using this program will no longer have to worry […]

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Sip and Chat on G+ with AppleCheeks, Spray Pal, and More!

This post may contain affiliate links. Clear your calendar on Tuesday, February 17th!  The long overdue party promised to the brand that sold the most Men of the Baby Industry calendars is coming soon!  (PS the calendars are on sale for $5 a piece but only while supplies last!  Grab one and support Giving Diapers, Giving Hope with your purchase!) TheBabyGuyNYC was the clear frontrunner and he gets all of our thanks for not only appearing in the calendar as January 2015 alongside his sidekick THE Angry Baby but for sharing it with his following.  We are going to have a great time at our live Sip and Chat in his honor and we hope he can join us but due to his INCREDIBLY packed schedule (ya’ll, have you seen that he is juggling MommyCon and Gearapalooza appearances… he lives in the skies!) he won’t likely be able to attend […]

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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 to cloth diapering today compared to when you first began?” I’m sharing a few nuggets of wisdom- maybe one of them will speak to you and help you cloth diaper with “no ragrets,” …not even a single letter.  You can read all of the responses on Facebook.   The Response: “I wish I wouldn’t have spent a bunch of money on one kind of diaper that didn’t work very well.” -Kirsten M. DDL Weighs In: Sometimes parents rely on a salesperson in the store or the raving review of a friend and decide that one […]

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