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Men of the Baby Industry- Nominate Your Favs for the 2016 Calendar! How to Periscope- a Guide for New Viewers and Broadcasters {Video} {GIFS} Studio Ghibli Inspired Cloth Diapers Clek Foonf Convertible Car Seat Review (DDL Gives a Foonf!) Lena Cup Intro and Review 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
 

Men of the Baby Industry- Nominate Your Favs for the 2016 Calendar!

This post may contain affiliate links. This year has snuck up on the Men of the Baby Industry Calendar planning committee!  In 2014 Jen Aprea had a crazy idea, that with very little planning time, became reality just in time!  We’ve been brainstorming all year long and feel more prepared this year to make the […]

How to Use Periscope- a Guide for New Viewers and Broadcasters . Great look at this new social media platform and helpful video walkthrough!

How to Periscope- a Guide for New Viewers and Broadcasters {Video} {GIFS}

This post may contain affiliate links. I’ve only been a Periscope user for about 1.5 weeks and it’s my new favorite social network.  Thanks to @TheBabyGuyNYC and @SprayPal I was forced to update my phone so that I could enjoy the network and stop listening to them say how amazing it was.  They were RIGHT. […]

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Studio Ghibli Inspired Cloth Diapers

This post may contain affiliate links. I love creating diaper themed galleries and inspiration struck last night once I realized that there are WAHM’s making Studio Ghibli inspired cloth diapers! My husband introduced me to these magical movies in college. I remember Kiki’s Delivery Service was the first he showed me. Years later we watched […]

Clek Foonf Convertible Car Seat Review (DDL Gives a Foonf!)

This post may contain affiliate links. If you are a veteran reader of Dirty Diaper Laundry and it’s extensive selection of cloth diaper reviews, you may have heard me mention my youngest daughter, Autumn, and her rather surprising growth spurt once or twice. I had become accustomed to my first child, Harper, who wore 0-3 […]

Lena Cup Intro and Review

This post may contain affiliate links. Time for a new post about menstrual cups- this time- an introduction and review for a new cup that’s only recently hit the market.  Lena Cup may have won me over!  I filmed a review and introduction to this new brand of cup. If you hate watching videos here […]

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 […]

Bambino MioSolo All In One Diaper Review

This post may contain affiliate links. How do you decide how many toys are too many? I am exceptionally lucky to have my husband’s parents as well as my dad and stepmom and my own mom all living just a few minutes away, which can lead to some very sweet gifts as the years pass. I have also received quite a few hand me downs from friends with older babies as well as the treasures we’ve chosen ourselves for special occasions or because we were just so taken with a particular design or idea. But at some point you realize you’re spending more time picking up forgotten toys than actually playing, and start to wonder if it’s time to go through them and find new homes for some of them. It’s always tricky as any toy that ends up in the donate bin instantly becomes a beloved favorite that your […]

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Sweet Pea All In One Diaper Review

This post may contain affiliate links. Harper loves having a table just her size. I knew I wanted one for her, specifically for tea parties with her dolls, even before I was expecting a sibling for her. I looked at a variety of websites but wasn’t satisfied with what I could afford and couldn’t manage the price on the ones I liked. Eventually I let go of the dream and focused on other needs, and that was when I stumbled upon a garish painted table outfitted with an annoying yet popular cartoon character in a shocking shade of yellow. My weekly perusal of Craigslist had yielded a potential treasure. The table came with two matching chairs and was so scraped up and overwhelmed with torn stickers the owner was selling it for a song. I happily met her and then headed straight for the hardware store where I let a […]

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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 that makes getting a snug fit easy. Sugar Sheep wants to get one lucky DDL reader started with cloth by offering a starter Set of their flats in the winner’s choice of size.  This amazing giveaway would make anyone happy and I’m betting the winner will want to roll around in the squishy, fluffy diapers when they are fresh out of the dryer after prepping. To enter it’s simple- use the Raffelcopter form below.  This giveaway is open to US and Canada.  Ends July 29. a Rafflecopter giveaway

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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 I was going to buy the mid century style “hoop” chairs I’d been eying.  I figured I had nothing to lose.  The chairs had SO MUCH POTENTIAL but the tan was womp womp.  One trip to Home Depot later and I was ready to JUMP IN.  I’d never painted the webbing on a patio chair and wasn’t sure how it would turn out but let me tell you… I’m a GENIUS. All it took was 1 can of paint to make this chair live up to the shape it was given. Thank you Big Lots… […]

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Sugar Sheep Bamboo Flat Review

This post may contain affiliate links. Autumn is so eager to do everything her big sister does, she’s a happy child but gets frustrated when something that seems so simple for Harper is a challenge for her. It’s astonishing how quickly I forget the challenge of a baby learning to sit, or crawl, or walk. Things that have become second nature for your older child are still nearly impossible for the younger and you have to grit your teeth and watch them learn, and be ready to provide comfort when they ask for it. Do you find having a second child (or third or fourth) child to be easier or harder than the first? Sugar Sheep sent me a medium organic bamboo flat to review. I received this just in time for the Flats and Handwashing Challenge, and I loved using it on both of my girls. Flats can be […]

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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 birthdays of my boys.  One November baby and one October baby.  I have to plan ahead because two birthdays plus Halloween and Thanksgiving are a LOT for a family to handle.  As you might also have an upcoming birth or a first birthday I wanted to share a special tradition our family has as inspiration for a photo keepsake tradition your family can treasure as much as I treasure ours.  Look for photography tips farther down in the post too! Starting at my oldest son’s first birthday I had the idea to take his photo […]

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This one’s for the babies! New from Thirsties {Giveaway}

This post may contain affiliate links. Sounds like the Thirsties team has been busy lately!  They’ve just announced several new and exciting things!  You’ll have a chance to win three of them at the end of this post but first, let’s find out what they are! In new color news Thirsties now has Poppy!  Poppy is bright and fun and the shade is on the feminine side but it’s also a popular color for men’s polos so I think a little boy could rock it too. For a little inspiration here is an outfit I think boys can rock featuring Poppy!  Shirt- Vineyard Vines, Shorts- Old Navy, Shoes- Sperry, Diaper- Thirsties, Hat- Crazy 8, Glasses- Target, Necklace- HazelAid. Beyond the exciting news of a new color Thirsties has other big news too! Their Newborn All in One now has hook and loop!  Snaps are great for durability but in a […]

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Geffen Baby Absorbers Plus Review

This post may contain affiliate links. Every baby is different, and even a single baby can go through stages where a diaper that worked great can need more frequent changing or you may find yourself troubleshooting leaks or irritation. Sometimes you don’t need a whole new diaper, sometimes you just need a little something extra. Geffen Baby has a line of universal diaper inserts designed to work with any cloth diaper on the market with minimal adjustment and maximum efficiency. The addition of one of these inserts allows for extra absorbency to help with car rides, nap time, and other times where changing more often is less convenient. This is a great way to make your stash work for you, especially if you’re feeling any frustration with your current stash. Ease of Use ✩✩✩✩ I was sent a 3 pack of Super Absorbers Plus, made from sixty percent hemp and forty percent […]

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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 we both went to college, met, and fell in love (if you want to be romantic). Our 8 year wedding anniversary is coming up this month too; crazy to think of the states, the kids, and the adventures from our married life. Our home has become a bit of a hobby obsession for me. We bought a “fixer-upper” that is still in need of fixing. As a matter of fact, we found out this week that we have to get our entire home re-piped due to a leak under our foundation. Not welcome news, and […]

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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 to embody the spirit of the cloth diapering community. This year I’ve been fortunate enough to work with and see Jen Aprea from Spray Pal a few times through MommyCon events. When our travel lined up again, this time in my birth state of North Carolina, I arranged an interview so that everyone could learn more about how the #makeclothmainstream hashtag came to be. I was up to something yesterday. @ivysdiapers was such an awesome place and they’re a perfect fit for Charlotte. @spraypal @sloomb and I had so much fun with everyone who joined our […]

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