This post may contain affiliate links. Sign-ups are now open for those who plan on participating in the 6th Annual Flats and Handwashing Challenge! May 16-22. This annual event aims to spread awareness of extremely economical diapering options for those in immediate need that can be done with no access to a washing machine. While this […]
This post may contain affiliate links. It’s already that time of year again! Join Dirty Diaper Laundry and other parents from all over the world for the 6th Annual Flats and Handwashing Challenge taking place May 16-22. The Flats Challenge is an event born at a time when the news began covering diaper need, in […]
This post may contain affiliate links. The White House has finally recognized that diaper need, and the divide between those who can buy diapers and those who can’t, is worthy of being addressed and solved. This is welcome news to the diaper banking community (of which I am part of as the Executive Director of […]
This post may contain affiliate links. I’m an honest, upfront person who can admit that sometimes it’s hard to get clothes to fit on a cloth diapered baby. One Size cloth diapers will fit bulkier on an infant than a toddler and certain accommodations must be made for all that fluff. With that in mind, […]
This post may contain affiliate links. Want to know which brand makes prints that are in tune with your style choices? Take this simple 5 question quiz to find out! Leave your answers in the comments and tell me if it’s what you expected! Pin It
This post may contain affiliate links. I thought my babywearing, diapering, breastfeeding days were completely over. My “baby” was almost 5, out of diapers, no longer nursing, and had stopped letting me carry him years ago. The last bit of “baby” I had from him was that he still crept into bed with me […]
This post may contain affiliate links. Fitteds hold a weird spot in the cloth diaper world- not quite a ready-to-wear diaper, not quite a cheap prefold. They confuse all newbies because they often LOOK just like a waterproof diaper (many caregivers have found out they aren’t waterproof the hard way) and some of their price […]
This post may contain affiliate links. Cloth Diaper Storage is one of the most exciting parts of planning a nursery! You don’t need to invest a lot of money to create a beautiful set-up. You can choose to organize your diapers by color, group your prints by theme, or organize by daytime and nighttime diapers or […]
This post may contain affiliate links. Ever wonder how our grandparents diapered their babies, or even your great-grandparents? I did so I asked mine and their interview is one of DDL’s most beloved posts of all time. (Watch an interview with my grandparents about cloth diapering in the 50’s) I got to thinking- what can […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Posted on 22 March 2016.
This post may contain affiliate links. It is with great excitement that we announce our sponsors of the Make Cloth Mainstream Challenge for 2016! If you were around for our first event in 2015 you’ll recall how amazing it was so we are really ready to kick off this year! The Make Cloth Mainstream Challenge is an event that raises awareness of reusable cloth diapers through our challenge takers- all families with very little or zero experience with cloth diapers- who each post on their social networks about their switch to cloth diapers! They try cloth for 3 weeks and let us in on their experience. We also encourage YOU to invite a friend to try cloth- loan them a few and see if they want to switch too. We aren’t ready to announce our challenge takers yet, that will happen on April 1 during our Facebook Event. For […]
Posted on 10 March 2016.
This post may contain affiliate links. The White House has finally recognized that diaper need, and the divide between those who can buy diapers and those who can’t, is worthy of being addressed and solved. This is welcome news to the diaper banking community (of which I am part of as the Executive Director of the cloth diaper charity Giving Diapers, Giving Hope) because for years even convincing people that diapers are a NEED has been a struggle. Diapers are as much a necessity for all families as the food they need for their child. Listen to the valid points made on the WhiteHouse.gov website: “…These choices become even more pressing because the lowest-income quintile of families with infants pay 14 percent of their income for diapers alone – an average of $936 for diapers per child each year, while many higher income families pay less than half that amount. […]
Posted on 01 March 2016.
This post may contain affiliate links. Now that Instagram has opened the option to maintain multiple accounts from a single device with a simple toggle button, I am thrilled to announce an official Dirty Diaper Laundry Instagram account! https://www.instagram.com/dirtydiaperlaundry/ or @dirtydiaperlaundry is just getting started with just over a dozen posts at the moment, but this extension will be another fun way to connect with Kim and Lara, see previews of upcoming reviews, updates on your favorite brands, and candids and outtakes from years past. I’m especially excited about this new medium of presenting information with you for my readers who comment on reviews from years past, wondering how a diaper or carrier has held up after three years. What better way to respond than to share a picture of it being worn by Autumn now, still in use and going strong? You’ll see which brands still look nearly new […]
Posted on 23 February 2016.
This post may contain affiliate links. It’s not often a product in the cloth diaper world is able to sneak up on me but in this case it feels like I was one of the last to know about La Petite Creme. This diaper lotion is self-described as the way French parents clean their babies and this brand has brought that idea and their recipe to the US. It was brought to my attention by MommyCon- if you’re attending any this year you can get a live demo from me at the Cloth Diaper Resource Center so come by and say hi! Here’s how it works, and it’s a bit different so try and stay with me. Step 1: Squirt generous amount of product onto your wipe (or cotton pad) Step 2: Use wipe to cleanse baby’s bottom. Hopefully you only need one wipe! Step 3: A thin layer of lotion […]
Posted on 18 February 2016.
This post may contain affiliate links. I’m an honest, upfront person who can admit that sometimes it’s hard to get clothes to fit on a cloth diapered baby. One Size cloth diapers will fit bulkier on an infant than a toddler and certain accommodations must be made for all that fluff. With that in mind, here are some ideas of must have wardrobe pieces that will let you dress your baby without busting a zipper (if you HAVE to). You can shop by clicking the photos! Harem Pants Harem Pants for baby from Zara. Love the dressy look of these! More casual, cotton harem pants from The Haus of Harry on Etsy Onesies “Grow an Inch” Onesies by Disney will fit over cloth diapers better than traditional sizes Or Onesie Extenders Buy a few onesie extenders and use properly sized onesies that just wont fit over the booty Custom Fit Jeans […]Pin It
Posted on 15 February 2016.
This post may contain affiliate links. I hope everyone had a fun and happy Valentine’s Day. Harper’s nana came over and we worked on homemade valentines together while Autumn napped, then on the big day Harper helped me bake Valentine M&M cookies while Autumn supervised and taste tested. I also managed to sneak in a canoe date with my hubby in the morning in between school work and my shift at my “day job”. I have to admit, I miss the years when my mom and I would turn this holiday into a big to-do, driving home the reminder that valentines can be for anyone you love and not just a romantic interest. My favorite year we transformed her sister-in-law’s outdoor gazebo into an exotic tea tent with elegant tapestries, silks, glass lanterns, and our most whimsical china. She was so surprised when we beckoned her outside with fresh baked […]
Posted on 03 February 2016.
This post may contain affiliate links. I’m not afraid to discuss all things period. In fact, I do it all the time when I host my session at MommyCon! I stand in front of a decently large crowd and show people how menstrual cups work while wearing uterus leggings (to scale) for educational purposes. It was only natural that when a company came out guns a blazing with period panties- advertised to take the place of menstrual products completely- people were like “KIM! WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH THINX?” Like the menstrual cup, I wasn’t running towards Thinx period panties. I referred to them in private convos as the “blood diaper” and as a former tampon/current menstrual cup user they didn’t appeal to me AT. ALL. A photo posted by Kim Rosas (@kim_rosas) on Jan 28, 2016 at 8:48am PST I finally ordered a pair because curiosity got the best of […]
Posted on 01 February 2016.
This post may contain affiliate links. My girls have always loved taking baths. There was a time the only way I could count on a good mood for Harper was to run her a lukewarm bath with toys and soft music while I sat down nearby to supervise while doing my homework (going back to school to get a college degree with babies in the house in no joke, you find time wherever you can). When Autumn was born, she got her baths solo for a while, or rather with me, until she could confidently sit up on her own. Then the two of them began bathing together, which I loved because they would entertain each other and soak in the tub far longer with less fussing and more playtime. Recently Harper has begun demanding showers instead. At three. She insists on a warm shower, than plays in the water, […]
Posted on 28 January 2016.
This post may contain affiliate links. I’ve been keeping a secret! I’ve partnered with Bambino Mio for an exciting promotion that will let you, my awesome readers, get to try a new cloth diaper for free! All you will have to pay is the shipping and each diaper will be shipped from their homebase in the UK. It’s not often a brand lets you try their product at their cost and you might be wondering why! Bambino Mio is a household name in the UK and among the top brands of reusable “nappies” overseas. They have many fantastic prints and their newest diaper, the MioSolo, is easy to use and a great daycare/diaperbag friendly diaper. Parents in the US aren’t as familiar with the brand and we would like to help spread the word. That’s it! Fun fact! In the UK velcro is the most popular diaper closure option. Bambino […]
Posted on 26 January 2016.
This post may contain affiliate links. Hello lovelies… I heard that you all fell in love with the print featured in yesterday’s review for the Tushmate One Size All in One. It’s gorgeous right? Well, the name is Deep Sea Wonders and it’s a really vibrant print that the UK based artist Ewa Bursztyka. Not only is it a custom print for Tushmate, but it’s also printed and cut in such a way that each diaper is identical and all the elements are orientated correctly on the front and back of the diaper. I don’t know about you but I think that’s so cool. If you love the print, and you probably do, you’re in luck because Dirty Diaper Laundry has one for the lucky winner of this contest! You can enter below using Rafflecopter. The contest ends 2/3 at midnight. Open to US only. a Rafflecopter giveaway