Last night the big news that a limited number of the bumGenius Tiny Socialite Series were being released to just three retailers was announced. Abby’s Lane is one of those lucky retailers! These prints won’t last long so if you are one of the people who were sad to realize they were no longer being […]
The Elf on the Shelf is a fun tradition our family looks forward to each year. I enjoy finding new hiding places and scenarios for Wyatt and have come up with quite a few fun ones over the years. I’ve decided to compile my favorites from past adventures and included a few new ideas that […]
Thanksgiving is just a few days away, and we are so excited to carry on some of my favorite family traditions with Harper. Last year she was just weeks old and unaware of the events transpiring. This year she’ll enjoy getting up super early to stand with her aunts and uncles and grandparents in a […]
I’m a day early on this one but I’m having a hard time waiting! Fletcher, my first born, is 5. This boy continues to amaze me in every way- his sense of humor, intelligence, empathy, and dance moves rival that of a boy much older. He had a lot of firsts this year including his […]
Have you ever thought about the history of cloth diapers and how they evolved from simple flats to the modern marvels of invention many of us use today? At one point in recent memory even flats with pins and rubber pants were the modern diapers. Prior to the invention of the safety pin in the […]
This week I unpacked my sweaters, coats, and boots. We don’t get a lot of cold weather in this part of Florida, just a few days here and there worth bundling up for. You have to wear layers for sure, because the second the thermometer dips every business in the city lurches for their central […]
In just a few more days we’ll carve our Jack-o’-lantern and prepare a big bowl of candy for trick-or-treaters. I’m so excited that Harper will be old enough this year to appreciate seeing all the children, waving to them and realizing their costumes are unusual and funny. She was only a couple weeks old last […]
I’m so pleased to finally unveil a project over 2 years in the making: Cloth Diapering Solutions for Families in Need and Have Snappi… Will Diaper are the results of a pressing need for booklets that cover low cost cloth diapering solutions that will work for any family on any budget. Cloth Diapering Solutions for […]
When it comes to ultra budget-friendly cloth diapers flats are the easiest and most accessible option for so many reasons. They’re easy to find, cheap, and can be handwashed. When it comes to cloth diaper covers it is harder to find them locally. This video tutorial shows how to make a DIY Fleece Cover that […]
Did you click this because you are wondering “What the heck is a Poop Avoidance Device?” Good, my plan worked. Totally makes sense, right? When I was planning to make videos about cloth diaper accessories I noticed the trend that so many products were ways to avoid touching poop. They deserved their own video and […]
So is changing outfits on a cranky baby, potentially having to change my own clothes, oh and changing the sheets or sleeping on a lumpy towel until morning. Finding the right combination to last your baby from the time they go to sleep to the time you both wake in the morning is challenging. At […]
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 brands. I got the idea in […]
Posted on 21 November 2013.
I’m a day early on this one but I’m having a hard time waiting! Fletcher, my first born, is 5. This boy continues to amaze me in every way- his sense of humor, intelligence, empathy, and dance moves rival that of a boy much older. He had a lot of firsts this year including his first day of VPK (pre-k in Florida), reading his first book, crying at his first movie (Monster’s Inc), riding a bike with no training wheels, and playing team sports just to name a few. Every year we have a tradition in this family. As annoyed as my husband was when I suggested that we rake up the leaves in our backyard into a giant number 1 and take Fletcher’s photo next to it, I’m pretty sure he is happy we did it. We have been able to keep our tradition alive since that date, and […]Pin It
Posted on 19 November 2013.
Have you ever thought about the history of cloth diapers and how they evolved from simple flats to the modern marvels of invention many of us use today? At one point in recent memory even flats with pins and rubber pants were the modern diapers. Prior to the invention of the safety pin in the late 1800′s diapering methods relied more on the babies being swaddled; some cultures stuffed grasses into animal skins. Then there was the “let is drop where it may and cover it with ashes” technique popular in the Middle Ages. The diaper pin made it possible to fold a cloth and create what we know as a diaper, and by the 1890′s babies had triangular folded diapers secured by a pin. Americans are constantly trying to make life easier. Diaper services became popular in the 1930′s and were one of the ways it became less labor […]Pin It
Posted on 18 November 2013.
This post contains affiliate links. Believe it or not there are some cloth diapering families who buy one kind of diaper and that is it. They use it and when their child is potty trained, they are done. It is an enticing concept for those who want to skip watching 200 videos on various brands of cloth diapers. Still, we have to wonder if picking one brand and buying 24 of them is a smart idea? Knowing that some diapers work better than others and that some diapers fit some babies better than others is it playing Russian Roulette? To be able to try different brands and styles of cloth diapers you either need to buy a lot upfront with the plans of re-selling those that don’t work, or you can begin slowly and use a cloth diaper store’s sampling program that allows you to return the brands that […]
Posted on 13 November 2013.
It is almost time for the annual Black Friday List that will contain nearly all of the sales on the web from cloth diaper stores! This year all of the featured spots have sold out- I gave my advertisers first dibs and the spots were sold in record time! Speaking of advertising, there are a few 125×125 spots available right now and the holiday season is the busiest around DDL so if you’ve ever thought of advertising, now is the time! You can view open ads and buy right on my PR/Advertise Page. Even though the featured listings are sold out you still want to be on the list! The remainder of the listings are unlimited and FREE! Last year this post saw incredible traffic and readers were anxiously waiting for it. You can view the post from 2012 here: http://dirtydiaperlaundry.com/its-the-list-black-friday-deals-on-cloth-diapers-and-more-2012-edition/ You can opt to have your sales posted […]
Posted on 11 November 2013.
This week I unpacked my sweaters, coats, and boots. We don’t get a lot of cold weather in this part of Florida, just a few days here and there worth bundling up for. You have to wear layers for sure, because the second the thermometer dips every business in the city lurches for their central heating and a bit of shopping can turn into a sauna. With Harper I’m always a little unsure of how warmly to dress her. Many times if I bundle her up in the cold she gets too hot and fussy and sweats like crazy. If I try to pare it down a bit, and skip a hat, say, or go with a lighter sweater, a well meaning stranger will inevitably chastise me (what is the deal with that? I would never tell someone they aren’t dressing their child correctly) and I dread the attention. How […]
Posted on 08 November 2013.
Molly’s Suds is known for their all natural laundry powder. Now they are making a name for themselves in the cloth diaper world with their new Cloth Diaper Powder! They decided to take the detergent that was already cloth diaper safe and make it just right for cloth diapers. A lot of testing and research went into this product, and even though my own babies no longer use cloth diapers, I’ve heard from Lara, who does DDL’s cloth diaper reviews, that it is working great even with her hard water! The exciting news is that Molly’s Suds is launching their detergent with an epic giveaway! You could win ALL of these prizes… Molly’s Suds Laundry Powder (1 bag) Molly’s Suds Wool Dryer Balls (set of 3) Two Charlie Banana Cloth Diapers (Camo and “goodbye disposable, hello cloth”) Two Applecheeks Little Bundles and a Mini Zip (Bamboo or Microfiber) Simply Merino […]
Posted on 07 November 2013.
Warning: This post will use the words “vagina” “insert” and “blood.” This post and video will not contain graphic images or real live footage of either insertion or removal, rather, it will simulate these actions using a champagne glass. By far, the questions I receive most about menstrual cups relate in some way to either “How do I get in in there and get a good fit?” to “How can I remove this thing without getting blood all over me?” It took me a while to work up the chutzpah to film and post a video demonstrating these acts. Plus, how does one demonstrate something so personal without actually showing a vagina?! The solution was to use the trusty champagne glass, and to simulate the process of removal step by step on a toilet while fully clothed. Most people just don’t know what to do with the cup when […]
Posted on 06 November 2013.
Everett has presented so many sleep challenges that the concept of just “tucking in” a child and saying goodnight seems more like sci-fi than real life. He started life as a high needs baby (thanks to an undiagnosed sensitivity to lactose) that caused me to bounce him constantly. That set us up for a solid 18 months of bouncing for every nap and to bed at night, sometimes I even had to get out of bed and bounce him back to sleep when nursing wouldn’t do the trick. When we moved I never re-inflated that damn ball. I refused to be chained to it anymore. He moved on to being rocked to sleep in a recliner. I stopped that a few months later when I got rid of that ugly chair. It was DO OR DIE. Surprisingly, that transition wasn’t too bad and he was allowing me to tuck him […]
Posted on 04 November 2013.
Last week Harper’s godfather married the love of his life, and we were so thrilled to attend. They made a major effort to include their guests that were children, packing age appropriate goody bags for them with special treats and setting up a table for them with coloring pages and stickers. I was so touched that my friends took the time to accommodate all their guests, even in the midst of the chaos that is planning a wedding. I hope every wedding Harper is lucky enough to attend will be as much fun. Have you brought your little ones to a wedding yet? Did they enjoy themselves? I’d love to hear about your experiences. Today I’m reviewing a diaper from a WAHM by the name of Pampered Patooties. My first impression of this shop is that they have a massive variety of prints to choose from, as well as the […]
Posted on 03 November 2013.
If you love WAHM diapers you will not want to miss this amazing giveaway over on the Facebook pages of Binky D Diapers and Max and Meena’s. I don’t know if I’ve seen a giveaway with more WAHM made items! These are some of the items that could be won! This is a Facebook giveaway so be sure to click over after reading their requirements, but you can do your “like” requirements right here on the blog through Rafflecopter at the end. From Binky D Diapers and Max&Meena- “We would like to thank all of our amazing fans for helping us reach our goal. Over the years Max&Meena has evolved from handmade crayons to cloth diaper and clothing. Binky D Diapers is brought to you by two Mama’s who love to make hybrid fitted cloth diapers. Ashley is known for her awesome applique groups and fully custom designed diapers. Along with our […]
Added on 09 December 2013