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Sugar Sheep Starter Set ($60-$105 Value) Giveaway! Mid Century for Less- DIY Tutorial for Painted Patio Chair Creative Photo Ideas for Fall Babies 3 Years in- Rosas Home Tour 2015 On #MakeClothMainstream, the History as told by Jen Aprea A Big Boy Room for Two Featuring Mario, Minecraft, and Lego! 13 Inspired Cloth Diaper Storage Ideas Announcing the History of Cloth Resource Cloth Diaper Like Your Grandma (and love it!) Diaper Closure Evolution- Pins, Clips, Snaps, and More! How to Replace Cloth Diaper Elastics {Video Tutorial} Why the loose diapers?  An explanation of vintage diapering techniques. A Cloth Diaper Quick Start Guide for Newbies Turning Red to Green- Reusable Menstrual Products Resource Guide What to Expect When Switching to Menstrual Cups The 6 Kinds of Cloth Diaper Stash Shots What
 

Sugar Sheep Starter Set ($60-$105 Value) Giveaway!

This post may contain affiliate links. Monday Lara introduced us to Sugar Sheep- an Etsy brand that sells flat cloth diapers (among other things) made from luxurious and soft bamboo terry.  Terry flats are very popular across the pond and for good reason- they’re absorbent and soft.  Sugar Sheep uses a touch of spandex for stretch […]

DIY Mid Century Modern Hoop Chair Knock-Off

Mid Century for Less- DIY Tutorial for Painted Patio Chair

This post may contain affiliate links. DDL readers know that when I’m not blogging about all things cloth diapers I’m working on my home.  I love decorating for less and so far I’ve paid more attention to the inside than the outside.  When Big Lots had a super sale on their patio furniture I decided […]

Creative Photo Ideas for Fall Babies

This post may contain affiliate links. Even though it’s hot out now Fall is already creeping up.  I know this because Target has their back to school section ramped up and Michaels has pulled out their orange and yellow artificial flower arrangements. Fall is a wonderful time of year for me because it contains the […]

3 Years in- Rosas Home Tour 2015

This post may contain affiliate links. In July 2012 our family made the move to Florida after waiting in limbo 6 months for our home. We had previously lived in Syracuse, NY for 5 years and that’s where our two boys were born. Prior to that we lived in Charlotte, NC and that is where […]

On #MakeClothMainstream, the History as told by Jen Aprea

This post may contain affiliate links. What started out as a little hashtag to promote Spray Pal’s business (and cloth diapering at large) during an Intuit Superbowl Commercial Contest in 2013 has turned into one of the most popular cloth diapering mantras of all time. I’ve been thinking about the phrase, and how it’s grown […]

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A Big Boy Room for Two Featuring Mario, Minecraft, and Lego!

This post may contain affiliate links. When I was little we lived in a 2 bedroom trailer and so of course, I slept in the same room with my older sister.  Not only that, but we shared a queen sized canopy bed that I had begged for.  It was frilly and had pink ruffled layers […]

13 Inspired Cloth Diaper Storage Ideas

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 […]

Announcing the History of Cloth Resource

This post may contain affiliate links. After more than 6 months of compilation and over 2 years of research the History of Cloth Resource is now here.   To be completely honest, I don’t even know where the desire to create the most comprehensive history resource on the topic of cloth diapers came from or when […]

Cloth Diaper Like Your Grandma (and love it!)

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 […]

Diaper Closure Evolution- Pins, Clips, Snaps, and More!

This post may contain affiliate links. Securing diapers today is a breeze and our choices are limitless.  Throughout the modern age diapering has relied on various techniques to secure around baby and believe it or not, the diaper pin has only existed for 165 years!  And since that day the goal throughout time as been […]

How to Replace Cloth Diaper Elastics {Video Tutorial}

This post may contain affiliate links. Let’s face it, cloth diapers don’t last forever!  Eventually every diaper that has elastic will lose its stretch (become relaxed) and will need a new elastics to be as functional as before.  A diaper’s lifespan can be 1.5-3+ years before needing repairs; this will vary based on your washing/drying routine […]

Why the loose diaper? www.dirtydiaperlaundry.com explains why diapers were worn loosely by babies in old photographs.

Why the loose diapers? An explanation of vintage diapering techniques.

This post may contain affiliate links. Look back at black and white images of babies wearing diapers and you may see something perplexing… every single baby’s diaper looks to be ill fitting and far too loose.  The diapers are so loose that you begin wondering if they were even effective!  The diapers are pinned in […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

Happy Heiny TWOriffic (All In Two) Diaper Review

This post may contain affiliate links. One task I never realized I’d have to do so frequently with my babies is centered around clean laundry. I think I was spoiled with Harper, she has always been very petite, and wore 0-3 clothing until she was around 6 months old. She’s maintained her slight stature despite a very healthy appetite, and I was able to delay swapping out her clothing sizes for months as she continued to fit in smaller sizes (with the exception of some snug cotton stretch pants thanks to some fluffier diapers). Autumn has thrown me for a loop. I have spent more time elbow deep in stacks of clean laundry squinting at tiny illegible tags and making stacks that have to be stored before my toddler discovers them than I ever imagined possible. My eight month old is now wearing 18 month clothing, and some of it […]

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New Prints Update- Wacky by GroVia, Celebrate by Softbums, and more!

This post may contain affiliate links. GroVia Wacky will be stocking at retailers on July 6 in the US. These are going to sell out FAST so get your trigger fingers ready! New Blueberry Exclusives from Lil Tulips is available now! Planet Wise has their new print, Keep Swimming, that will be stocking at retailers soon, including Nicki’s Diapers. bumGenius announced their new print Chico (formerly named Kipling) and can be found at some retailers still. Celebrate is a new print from Softbums.  Rumparooz has 2 new colors, Scarlett and Nautical. Limited Edition Best Bottom shell for Nicki’s Diaper (appears to have JUST sold out. boo) Beach Bums had an Exclusive Smart Bottoms but it is sold out for now.  

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A Big Boy Room for Two Featuring Mario, Minecraft, and Lego!

This post may contain affiliate links. When I was little we lived in a 2 bedroom trailer and so of course, I slept in the same room with my older sister.  Not only that, but we shared a queen sized canopy bed that I had begged for.  It was frilly and had pink ruffled layers all around.  I know my sister wasn’t thrilled but I was the baby and Santa was good to me that year.  I have fond memories of my sister protecting me from monsters that lived under the bed and calming my fears each night.  She even walked me to the bathroom because I was too afraid to walk from the bed. Now I have two little boys who are sharing a room.  For us, this isn’t necessity.  They used to each have a room but it never felt that way.  The room with the big queen bed […]

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Grateful Naturals and Summer Skincare {Giveaway}

This post may contain affiliate links. Summertime is here and that can often mean there’s a combination of bothersome bugs, sweat, and sun.  Luckily Grateful Naturals has offered up several items from their skincare line that can help! “First time mother, Monica Mayer, has always had a passion for natural products and remedies for herself, and now her son. After researching natural skin care products she realized there was a need for more wholesome ingredients that are non-toxic and pure in essence. We are a local company that is actively engaged in the development of natural skin care products you can safely use on your entire family. We believe that healthy bodies have beautiful skin, which is your body’s largest organ. Skin is a vital functioning system that protects your body from injury, keeps fluid in and bacteria out. It is your first line of defense against life threatening disease. […]

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Bummis Flannel Fitted Diaper Review

This post may contain affiliate links. As the weather heats up I find our trips outside get shorter and shorter. Instead of an hour in the morning we tend to do three or four fifteen to twenty minute visits, so my girls have plenty of time to cool off and hydrate. It’s possible I’m oversensitive to the sunshine as Autumn is still rather young and I worry about her keeping cool, but I’ve been lucky enough that neither girl has ever experienced a sunburn and I hope to keep that up. My husband is considering creating a sunshade for the backyard, either something cheap like a plastic tarp rigged up that can be removed after playtime or something more permanent like a wooden structure that will also keep the rain away since summer showers are almost daily this time of year. How you keep your cool in the summer? What […]

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13 Inspired Cloth Diaper Storage Ideas

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 style!  Whatever you choose there are lots of ideas to inspire you thanks to DDL readers who have shared their photos for this post. Using wooden crate style boxes on the wall Randi has made cloth diapers a part of the room’s decor!  It’s easy thanks to the gorgeous tones and colors in her stash of mostly GroVia diapers.   The empty, painted frames over the crib and a white French Provincial style dresser with a changing pad are a perfect pair. Saving space can be a big concern in your nursery.  Sunny, a big […]

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Cloth Diaper Trends: Tribal

This post may contain affiliate links. Want to know what the trendsetting tikes are wearing on their bums?  Diapers with a southwestern, tribal, or aztec inspired design! Love it or hate it, it’s here!  I’ve gathered a few of my favorites to share here.  Click over to the brand’s pages or websites to buy or see their other designs.  As some of the diapers are WAHM made the specific print featured here may no longer be available. The Little Bumblebee on Etsy has several prints that are right in line with this trend, the Jade was my favorite. NestBaby on Etsy has this stunning Gold and Black print that is just begging to be photographed on a Spearmint Baby blanket and posted to Instagram. Nicki’s Diapers has released three new prints with a Southwestern flair in a few products. You can only find them at Nicki’s Diapers. OK OK, this […]

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A Binky D Giveaway for Two!

This post may contain affiliate links. Already the feedback on our Binky D Hybrid Fitted review has been outstanding!  It’s so great to know there are brands with such loyal fans and that the products are making so many people happy to be using cloth diapers. It’s time to reward TWO people for their patronage of DDL and Binky D!  Binky D Diapers is providing two prizes, one in stock item of the winner’s choice and one custom embroidered diaper with their choice of 1 design on the bum!  This giveaway is for two winners, first pulled gets the in-stock choice and the second pulled gets the custom!  If you’re already a fan of Binky D Diapers you know how hard it can be to get a diaper sometimes so this is even better than a golden ticket! If you didn’t get a chance to see the review Lara did […]

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Binky D Hybrid Fitted Diaper Review

This post may contain affiliate links. Harper loves playing in her “big girl” room now that we’ve updated it with colors that appeal to her, a blackboard wall with chalk and lots of easy to open boxes and bins to keep her toys organized in. She still seems nervous about being in it by herself though, even with the door open while I fold laundry just steps away. Lately she’s taken to raiding her play kitchen, and hauling her doll quilt and a collection of “foods” and dishes out into the hall to have picnic tea parties with our dog, Valentine. I don’t allow our dog into the girls’ rooms (too many memories of cherished toys destroyed by my childhood dog who assumed they were for her), so it’s possible she just really wants to hang with her pup, but if I’m in the room with her she’s happy to […]

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The Most Eclectic Giveaway Ever (40+ Products) for #HistoryofCloth

This post may contain affiliate links. When I started thinking of a way to make this History of Cloth page launch match the epicness of the page itself I decided my goal would be to gather at least one of every brand of diaper on the timeline.  The package would make the winner experience so many brands and styles and I think I would do just about anything for a package like that! I didn’t succeed in getting every single brand on the timeline but I feel like I came pretty close!  Here, have a look! Oh goodness, thanks a LOT of diapers.  Lets have another look. What am I seeing in there?  AMP, Cloth-Eez, Best Bottom, a tiny peek of a Tots Bots, a…. O.N.E.? I see a Tushmate, Sloomb, Nicki’s Diaper, Bottombumper, Smart Bottom, Rumparooz, bumGenius and AppleCheeks! This prize is so amazing I can’t even keep up […]

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