What’s In My Diaper Bag

What's In My Diaper Bag

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Years ago when I was still pregnant with The Heir, I spent a great deal of time looking into diaper bags and what goes in them. Obviously you’re going to put diapers in a diaper bag, but day to day what kind of stuff does a typical cloth diapering mom need to carry around for outings? I did find some incredibly useful posts about this topic way back then, so I thought it might be useful for me to write my own post about what I carry around for a typical outing with the kids. The diaper bag I’m using the the same one I used when The Heir was born simply because it holds a lot and works well for cloth diapering on the go. It’s the Skip Hop Studio bag (redone recently as the Skip Hop Studio Select). I really like Skip Hop diaper bags because they come with a ten year warranty. Yes I said TEN years. Their customer service is amazing and they truly stand behind their products, and I love that! Here we go! Let’s take a look in my diaper bag.  Read More


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How to Use Cloth Wipes

How To Use Cloth Wipes

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Did you know that you don’t have to use cloth diapers to use cloth wipes? Anyone can use cloth wipes instead of disposable wipes. Cloth wipes are not only less waste, but they are actually much more effective when it really matters. Yes, I’m talking about poop. Did you know that you can often get a poopy bum thoroughly cleaned with only ONE cloth wipe without getting your hands dirty? It’s true. We used disposable wipes briefly with The Heir when we took him to Italy at 13 months old, and they were not great. I had to use two, three, sometimes four or more disposable wipes just to clean up after one messy diaper. I went through more wipes over those two weeks than I ever thought possible in such a short amount of time. To say I was happy to get back to my lovely cloth wipes would be an understatement. Cloth wipes are ridiculously easy to use, store, and wash. Seriously. Here’s how to do it. Read More

Seven Things You Need To Start Cloth Diapering

Seven Things You Need To Start Cloth Diapering

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You’ve made up your mind about how you’ll be diapering your baby and you’ve decided to cloth diaper! Great choice (obviously)! Now what? The next step is to make sure you have what you need to begin cloth diapering. Whether you’ve decided on cloth before baby makes his or her arrival, or you’re switching to cloth after 14 months (it’s never too late to switch), your needs are pretty much the same. I’m going to walk you through all the things you need to get started with cloth diapers. As you continue with cloth, you may find you want to add more items and that’s okay! This list is just the basics and meant to help you get started right away! Read More

Cloth Diapers Stink? Could Be Ammonia!

Cloth Diapers Stink? Could Be Ammonia!

If you’ve never experienced cloth diaper stink yourself, the odds are good you know someone who has. There are two main types of stink that can linger in cloth diapers. The first is barnyard stink. Barnyard stink is sort of a musty smell right out of the dryer. Think hamster cage or, well, a barn. This can usually be resolved by using more detergent. The second type of cloth diaper stink is ammonia. Ammonia is considerably more difficult to eliminate and is much more likely to cause problems for baby’s skin. How do you know you’ve got ammonia and what can you do to get rid of it? That’s exactly what I’m here for. Listen up! Read More

Four Overnight Cloth Diaper Solutions

Four Overnight Cloth Diaper Solutions

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Have you tried cloth diapering overnight yet? You should. For some reason a lot of people are scared to cloth diaper overnight. Some kids are super heavy wetters and the thought of waking up in the middle of the night to a soaked baby and a soaked crib is not my idea of a good time. Guess what? It is completely possible to cloth diaper overnight without leaks. True story. I was hesitant at first with The Heir, but after he blew through three disposable diapers in an hour at bed time when he was six weeks old (and when I say “blew through” I mean that literally), I decided to give it a go. Worst case scenario? He’d poop out of those or end up soaked. Either way, it couldn’t be any worse than poop up his back three times in an hour. You know what happened? It worked and we never looked back. I love using cloth diapers overnight and you can love it too. Let me share the different combos I’ve used for overnight cloth diapering. Maybe one of these options will be the bullet proof solution for you too! Read More