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Earth Mama Products for the Beach and Mom-to-Be 7 Ways Cloth Diapering Changed My Life Bamboobies Breast Pad Rose Bud Bouquet {Fluffin Real or Fake?  A Fun Baby Products Printable Game {Fluffin Cloth Diaper Sushi Tutorial {Fluffin Fluffin Opulent Monsters Diaper Video and Review Could it be?  The best velcro diaper ever! 4th Annual Flats and Handwashing Survey Results {Infographic} The History of Disana, a company 40  Years in the making. The 5 Phases of Cloth Diapering Get Prepared for Potty Training- Should You Buy Training Pants? How long should a cloth diaper last? The History of Wool- Mother Nature Sales and Specials for the Flats and Handwashing Challenge Cloth Diaper Info Cards {Free Download} What
 

Earth Mama Products for the Beach and Mom-to-Be

This post may contain affiliate links. I am participating in the 30 Day #EarthMama Challenge with Mamavation.  I was sent these products and am being compensated for the campaign.  All opinions and reviews expressed are that of my own. Living five minutes away from the beach has its perks. I love knowing that my family […]

7 Ways Cloth Diapering Changed My Life

This post may contain affiliate links. Without being dramatic I can absolutely say with confidence that cloth diapering changed my life!  That one decision I made while pregnant over 5 years ago has paid dividends for my family and not just because we saved a few thousand dollars over the course of diapering two children. […]

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Bamboobies Breast Pad Rose Bud Bouquet {Fluffin’ Awesome Gift}

This post may contain affiliate links. This one is a very unique gift for your soon to be mom who is also going to be breastfeeding. It takes a practical item (reusable breast pads by Bamboobies) and makes it a centerpiece worthy gift! You can use any number of breast pads, I used half a […]

Real or Fake- A Fun Baby Products Baby Shower Game

Real or Fake? A Fun Baby Products Printable Game {Fluffin’ Awesome Game}

This post may contain affiliate links. It’s time for a new game to play at your next baby shower that doesn’t involve chocolate in diapers or sucking milk from a bottle!  Today moms are more knowledgable about baby products than ever before, thanks in part to social media and those dedicated product reviewers like the […]

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Cloth Diaper Sushi Tutorial {Fluffin’ Awesome Baby Shower Gift}

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 […]

Fluffin’ Awesome Baby Shower Event! Over $2,300 in Prizes

This post may contain affiliate links. I’m not sure I can ever top this event! I’ve teamed up with four other leading cloth diaper bloggers to bring you an insanely collossal event. Not only are there prizes (so many… $2,300 worth) but all of us have been preparing posts with everything you need to host […]

Opulent Monsters Diaper Video and Review

This post may contain affiliate links. Harper loves animals so much, I really lucked out in how gentle she is with them. We’ve practiced since she was a baby, teaching her to softly touch toys and blankets long before she could really comprehend what “gentle” means. Our dog and cat are a tremendous joy to […]

Could it be? The best velcro diaper ever!

This post may contain affiliate links. I haven’t purchased a velcro/aplix/hook and loop/whatever you call it diaper in years.  Why?  Because in general- they suck.  The velcro either stops sticking after a while, curls up, or starts out so strong that it is a strong man competition to pull it open in hopes it will […]

4th Annual Flats and Handwashing Survey Results {Infographic}

This post may contain affiliate links. It has taken a while but I do have the results from the 4th Annual Flats and Handwashing Challenge.  Unsurprisingly, the data is nearly identical which shows the viability of using flat diapers in general and of handwashing.  You can refer to the results of last year here: 3rd […]

The History of Disana, a company 40+ Years in the making.

This post may contain affiliate links. This post is part of a new series I hope to bring to Dirty Diaper Laundry that focuses on the history of manufacturers and brands. Even companies that began in recent memory still have a valuable story to tell and I’d like to tell it. If you have any […]

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? […]

Get Prepared for Potty Training- Should You Buy Training Pants?

This post may contain affiliate links. It’s time for your little one to start their journey to potty training!  It is both an exciting venture and stressful for all parties involved.  Some children make it easier than others and practically train themselves, others need charts, stickers, treats, and parades for each successful bathroom visit.  Regardless […]

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 […]

The History of Wool- Mother Nature’s Diaper Cover

This post may contain affiliate links. Wool soakers are common in today’s cloth diapering wardrobe and often seen as a luxury item. The history of the soaker dates back to the mid 19th century and saw a peak in popularity and use around 1940’s.  Wool is seeing an artisanal resurgence in the 2000’s and is […]

Sales and Specials for the Flats and Handwashing Challenge

This post may contain affiliate links. Each year for the Flats and Handwashing Challenge there will be sales/specials or packages that retailers or brands will offer for participants.  If you haven’t yet ordered your flats or covers take a look at this post.  In order to make the most good come of our event I […]

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 […]

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 […]

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Bamboobies Breast Pad Rose Bud Bouquet {Fluffin’ Awesome Gift}

This post may contain affiliate links. This one is a very unique gift for your soon to be mom who is also going to be breastfeeding. It takes a practical item (reusable breast pads by Bamboobies) and makes it a centerpiece worthy gift! You can use any number of breast pads, I used half a dozen.  I did this post in a bit of a hurry and forgot to take a wide shot of supplies, sorry!  No time for a video for this one either. Supplies: Bamboobies Heart Shapes Breast Pads in Hot Pink or Light Pink Floral Stem Wire Green Satin Ribbon (wide, or wide and slim in same color) Glue Gun and Glue Sticks Lighter Scissors Bud Vase Before you begin making your rose bud make sure you have a piece of stem wire handy. Using the heart shaped breast pad, fold the bottom of the heart inward […]

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Baby Shower Gift Ideas for Everyone {Fluffin’ Awesome Gifts}

This post may contain affiliate links. For our EPIC event myself and four other bloggers have partnered with our favorite brands in order to bring you high quality content, giveaways, crafts, and more.  Today’s post is all about gifts for baby showers.  Not all gifts or showers are created equal which is why I’m breaking down gift ideas in a way that makes sense.  Maybe you’ll be inspired for the next time you’re stumped and attending your umpteenth shower.  Don’t forget that many of the brands mentioned below are sponsoring the HUGE giveaway we have running!   For the Gung-Ho Cloth Diapering Mama-to-be- It isn’t often you get to shower a friend with cloth diapers.  Not every friend or family member is going down that path.  When you are sure your friend IS that is when you can really have a blast. Cloth Diapers:  Of course your friend will be in […]

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Real or Fake- A Fun Baby Products Baby Shower Game

Real or Fake? A Fun Baby Products Printable Game {Fluffin’ Awesome Game}

This post may contain affiliate links. It’s time for a new game to play at your next baby shower that doesn’t involve chocolate in diapers or sucking milk from a bottle!  Today moms are more knowledgable about baby products than ever before, thanks in part to social media and those dedicated product reviewers like the infamous BabyGuyNYC.  Not only that, but inventors are constantly trying to solve the struggles and problems parents face when raising babies.  Their resulting products can either become a new baby shower gift staple or a “what the heck were they thinking” product that makes you wonder if they ever even had a human baby! To poke a little fun at some of these products I created “Real or Fake?  A Fun Baby Products Game” meant to be played at baby showers.  Hosts can download, print, and cut out the cards.    As a bonus there […]

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DIY Cloth Diaper Chalkboard Sign {Fluffin’ Awesome Decor}

This post may contain affiliate links. This project stems from my obession with DIY chalkboard signs several months ago for a public event I was co-hosting.  I wanted a unique, easy, and relatively cheap way to make a lot of signs.  In my closet I found and used foam boards for rectangular signs but decided to try out cardboard leftover from another craft.  I had a few cardboard circles used for cake decorating- one side is white and one is regular cardboard. These signs can be used on your mailbox to welcome baby shower visitors, on the gift or food table, on the door, etc. It’s a versatile craft! A package of 14″ (or size of your choice) Cake Circles Chalkboard Paint Permanent chalk markers Vibrant colorful chalks Box cutter or a craft blade Once paint is dry, use the white permanent chalk marker to add decorative touches. I chose […]

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Sushi Cloth Diaper Cake

Cloth Diaper Sushi Tutorial {Fluffin’ Awesome Baby Shower Gift}

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 cloth diapers, so what’s another way to creatively use cloth diapers as a gift without spending $300 dollars? I first saw the sushi baby gift idea on social media and knew I wanted to modify it in a way that worked with cloth diapers. Initially I thought using flats or prefolds as the rice would be perfect but this resulted in human head sized sushi rolls. Instead, I chose to use only cloth wipes for the rolls and believe it or not, the sashimi is made from a regular cloth diaper and soakers. A GroVia […]

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Fluffin’ Awesome Baby Shower Event! Over $2,300 in Prizes

This post may contain affiliate links. I’m not sure I can ever top this event! I’ve teamed up with four other leading cloth diaper bloggers to bring you an insanely collossal event. Not only are there prizes (so many… $2,300 worth) but all of us have been preparing posts with everything you need to host or attend a shower for a cloth diapering mom-to-be.   About the Fluffin’ Awesome prizes! We have joined forces with our favorite companies too!  There are over $2,000 worth of prizes and over 60+ winners!! That’s right, 60 lucky readers will win one of these great prize packages. Prizes include: a SoftBums Summer Splash Bundle, Smart Bottoms Prize Pack, Spray Pal, Lillebaby Complete Organic baby carrier (from Green Child Magazine), $50 Gift Certificate to Kelly’s Closet, Project Pomona cloth diaper jeans, Tiny Tush diapers, Healing Hazel necklaces, Earth Mama Angel Baby essentials, EcoNuts cloth diaper […]

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Mama has heartburn? Earth Mama Angel Baby teas to the rescue!

This post may contain affiliate links. I am participating in the 30 Day #EarthMama Challenge with Mamavation.  I was sent these products and am being compensated for the campaign.  All opinions and reviews expressed are that of my own. I’ve always considered myself to be a very eco-aware individual. Teased by friends in school and called a hippie, I never minded going the extra mile to do what I felt was best for my body, my soul, the environment, and those around me. As I’ve grown older and gained more control over these decisions, I’ve loved doing the research and practicing what I feel is best for my family. One of the easiest decisions I made occurred when I stumbled upon Earth Mama Angel Baby at a locally owned boutique catering to mothers and their babies. I’ll admit, the charming name and packaging drew my eye first, but once I […]

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The 5 Phases of Breastfeeding {in gifs}

This post may contain affiliate links. I had so much fun with my 5 Phases of Cloth Diapering post that I decided I had to do it again, this time for breastfeeding!  These phases are more closely based on my own breastfeeding experience and while everyone may not find it matches perfectly I think most moms who are or have breastfed will find a few phases they can relate to *cough touched out cough*   There’s nothing else in the world like the newborn snuggles and skin-to-skin contact when nursing that brand new baby.  In fact, you may find the baby doesn’t leave your side (or boobs) for more than a collective few hours a day.  It’s pure bliss for you and baby and helps establish your milk supply too.  #alldayallnight #imadedis #skintoskin   All that day and night nursing can take a toll on those nipples, even babies with […]

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The DIY faux stacked wood fireplace screen {that almost killed me}

This post may contain affiliate links. Ever since we moved into our home 2 years ago (wow!) I’ve loathed the fireplace.  The rustic stones are not in line with my modern and clean aesthetic but part of me would hate to remove them since they’re a {crumbling and cracked} part of the original home’s charm that future buyers may hate us for removing.  We did do away with the stone planter made from the same stones and I don’t feel any guilt about that since it was sloppily made, looked weird, and took up precious space. I’ve considered covering the stones, whitewashing them, and have finally decided that instead of changing the stones, why not try updating the fireplace opening?  That led me down the Pinterest wormhole and Google searches for “modern fireplace screen” that resulted in tons of pins for expensive options.  For some reason modern=expensive across the board […]

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Opulent Monsters Diaper Video and Review

This post may contain affiliate links. Harper loves animals so much, I really lucked out in how gentle she is with them. We’ve practiced since she was a baby, teaching her to softly touch toys and blankets long before she could really comprehend what “gentle” means. Our dog and cat are a tremendous joy to her, and she gets so happy to see them and to touch their soft coats. She’s recently become obsessed with playing fetch, throwing one of Valentine’s small plush toys and squealing with delight when he picks it up and returns it to her. I love that we can have a pet friendly household that is also baby friendly. This week I’m reviewing an Opulent Monsters Magnum Opus. The design is different than any of the other diapers we use. The designer/creator was asked to produce an all-in-one diaper, but she was dissatisfied with the options […]

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