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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 […]

Announcing Prizes 10-12 from Spray Pal!

This post may contain affiliate links. Did you catch my hints last night on Facebook about today’s brands?  Our first brand started with a product cloth diapering moms say no one should live without- Spray Pal!  My big 30.30.30 giveaway is going to include 3 prizes from Spray Pal and that will start on January 25th so come back to enter when it is live. Now lets talk about those prizes!  Spray Pal will be giving one reader a Spray Pal splatter shield, a Spray Pal diaper sprayer, and a set of cloth diaper advocacy stickers!  I have the new sprayer that I need to install and play with for an upcoming video and the packaging is awesome plus it looks very nice.  If you know how much I love my bathroom then you know I wouldn’t want a crummy looking sprayer in it!  Beyond babies and diapers the Spray Pal […]

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Introducing Prizes 7-9 from Smart Bottoms!

This post may contain affiliate links. Using cloth diapers is a smart idea and using Smart Bottoms might be a brilliant one!  A lucky DDL reader will receive 3 prizes from Smart Bottoms as part of DDL’s 30.30.30. event but you’ll need to enter the giveaway on January 25th so don’t forget!. Already we have announced two great prize packages from Molly’s Suds and Super Undies, now we are closing the day with Smart Bottoms.  I’m really excited to see how this company has grown through the years, their products have improved with each new version and their current 3.1 One Size is the best version yet.  They’ve added a great newborn diaper to their line-up and have introduced awesome new custom prints.  I’m sure 2015 will be an even more exciting year for the company. One reader will win a Smartbottoms 3.1, a pail liner, and a wet bag! […]

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Introducing Prizes 4-6 from Super Undies!

This post may contain affiliate links. I have MORE super prizes to share with you…. get it?!  Super Undies will be giving one DDL reader 3 prizes so if you’re on the verge of potty training cross your fingers and toes that you win this one! Super Undies are makers of those terrific colorful training pants, hybrid pants, and overnight bedwetting pants.  I’m not going to lie, my youngest sleeps in Super Undies most nights and we are so glad to have them because washing sheets 3-4 times a week is not my idea of fun.  4 year olds don’t love wearing a diaper but they don’t mind the fun pull-up style of these. For prizes I have a Hybrid set, a pull-on potty training pant, and a cotton nighttime undie.  I’m sure that the winner will be thrilled and even just 3 trainers can be plenty for older toddlers […]

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Introducing Prizes 1-3 from Molly’s Suds for 30.30.30

This post may contain affiliate links. We are starting off good and clean with prizes 1,2, and 3 for my big 30.30.30 celebration!  Molly’s Suds, a fantastic laundry company, is giving one DDL reader 3 prizes!  They’re just one of the sponsors we will meet this week so stay tuned because I havr two more posting today.  If you are lost on this whole event head over to my previous post to learn more about it and come back on January 25th to enter the giveaway! This right here is what one lucky winner will be receiving!  1 All Sport for those nasty, smelly gym clothes or uniforms, 1 set of three very big wool dryer balls (I use these and love them!), and a bag of Cloth Diaper Laundry Powder.   Molly’s Suds is an all natural line of products and they take great care in making sure they […]

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Celebrating 30 Thousand, 30 Years, and Giving YOU 30 Prizes! Details for 30.30.30.

This post may contain affiliate links. Don’t even think about missing Dirty Diaper Laundry’s 30.30.30 event!  Why is it called the 30.30.30 event?  Because I’m celebrating the 30,000 “likes” milestone on Facebook, celebrating my 30th Birthday, and I’m giving away 30 prizes!!!  I love numbers so this event practically planned itself. For the next three days you will want to visit the blog and learn what prizes are being given away.  There will be 3 posts per day to reveal the prizes and each brand is giving one winner 3 products.  That means there will be a total of 9 winners plus a few extra for the surprises I can’t reveal just yet.  ALL of this is amazing but you definitely want to find out the surprises. There are more than $1,300 worth of prizes including the special surprises I have planned. On January 25th, the 30th anniversary of my […]

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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. Some are no longer available for purchase right now but this post is meant to inspire you so perhaps you seek out and find another diaper in time for the big day. This limited edition Moraki is only available through select retailers but it will sell out fast. You can find it on Kelly’s Closet and get added to the waitlist for when it arrives. Any Hello Kitty fans? Little Fancy Pants always has the best prints. Though they only made a small batch of these you can find other, just as adorable diapers on their […]

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Winning Colors Baby All in One Diaper Video and Review

This post may contain affiliate links. Mornings are always the most peaceful for us. We have a routine with milk and oatmeal and coloring and quiet time that seems to work pretty well for us. When Autumn arrived that routine definitely took a hit. I still try to make sure Harper’s oatmeal is cooked around the same time, but there are days I’ll wait for her to request it, which may not be until nearly noon. Coloring becomes more of an independent activity then a shared one. And quiet hasn’t been a member of this household for a few months, we just have to address each issue as it comes up as best we can. Still, Harper adores Autumn so much and is so eager to help whenever she can. I’m so glad she has been incredibly accepting of these changes and while she’s on a nap strike she doesn’t […]

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Never hear “MOM! I need water!” again. Puj Phillup is here!

This post may contain affiliate links. Picture it… you’re laying on your comfortable couch after having just washed a load of dishes and vacuuming up a bunch of cashews because suddenly your kids are obsessed with them and you are finding them everywhere.  Then your little person calls out “Mom I’m thirsty.”  You wonder… did you leave a water cup on the counter for him?  No you didn’t.   That means you have to get up and grab a cup of water. Since this is a summary of nearly every day at my house I’m STOKED for Puj’s new Phillup.  I was able to get an early look while at ABC Kids Expo back in September and it was one of the products I have been looking forward to most! If you’re wondering where you’ve heard the name Puj they make that handy sink bathtub that folds up. The concept […]

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TushMate Newborn Giveaway!

This post may contain affiliate links. Last week Lara and Autumn did a fabulous job testing the TushMate Newborn All in One for DDL.  The diaper fit right up to the 14 pound mark which aligned perfectly with what TushMate’s weight range. You can look back at her review and watch the video demo in our earlier post. As a newborn all in one and from my experience in the diapering world it is quite unique and designed so well that it won DDL’s Favorite Newborn of 2014! It has an adjustable rise, a semi-attached liner and insert, soft and strong hook and loop, and it comes with an extra microfiber booster for any babies who need extra absorbency.  It’s a great package! Now I get to give one away to a lucky expecting mama or to the mom who enters to make sure she has an awesome baby shower […]

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Did LG Just Create The Perfect Cloth Diaper Washing Machine?

Did LG Just Create The Perfect Cloth Diaper Washing Machine?

This post may contain affiliate links. Beyond the transition fromTop Loading Agitators to Front Loading/HE machines there hasn’t been a lot to talk about in the washing machine world.  Until now. LG let the public see their new LG Twin Wash System at CES in Las Vegas recently and once you find out the little secret it is hiding you might think- well that is the perfect washing machine for cloth diapering! The International Consumer Electronics Show is where you can find the tech of the near future and get a glimpse of what will be entering the market. From the front view the washer just appears like a very high end front loader, but in the drawer beneath there is a second, smaller washing machine!  Yes! .@LGUS shows off a new mini washer inside another washer. It is backward compatible with other LG washers. #CES2015 pic.twitter.com/uu5C55KFVA — International CES […]

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