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Should I Use Baking Soda and Vinegar to wash my Cloth Diapers?

Posted by Erika Froese on Nov 25, 2014 5:03:49 PM

ESTIMATED READING TIME: 3 MINUTES

We know that some people shy away from cloth diapering systems for fear that keeping them clean will be a nightmare. But when you decide to use cloth, you are sure to get plenty of advice about the best way to wash them. If you are using cloth diapers, you've likely been told that the best way to clean them with with vinegar and baking soda. On the other hand, some people are concerned with how it reacts in the cleaning process. So what's the answer? Should you use baking soda and vinegar to wash your cloth?

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Topics: How To, Cloth Diapers 101, Cloth Diapers, Fabrics

What Makes Quality Cloth Diapers: Fabric

Posted by Erika Froese on Nov 24, 2014 11:44:00 AM

ESTIMATED READING TIME: 3 MINUTES

It goes without saying, but when you cloth diaper, you need a high quality product that is reliable and leak-free. Knowing what to look for in a diaper will ensure you find a system that you can depend on — a reliable cloth diaper makes it easy to stick with it, after all. Leaky diapers get frustrating; the more leaks you have the more likely you are to give up and switch to disposables.

You chose cloth for a reason, so let us help guide you in your cloth diaper choice by teaching you what to look for in a quality cloth diaper.

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Topics: Cloth Diapers, Fabrics, Quality Cloth Diapers

Cloth Diapering 101: Must-Have Accessories

Posted by Erika Froese on Nov 4, 2014 3:09:00 PM

ESTIMATED READING TIME: 3 MINUTES

You've done your research and you've decided that cloth diapers are the way to go for your baby. You have chosen the diaper brand and style that will work best for you and you know you need enough diapers to keep up with your routine. But beyond that, what else do you need to be successful with your cloth diapering endeavor? Let us help guide you through some must-have accessories:

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Topics: Cloth Diapers 101

Transitioning from Disposables to Cloth Diapers

Posted by Erika Froese on Oct 29, 2014 1:46:00 PM

ESTIMATED READING TIME: 3 MINUTES

Were you afraid to commit to cloth diapers before your baby was born? Maybe you heard too many myths to be comfortable. Or, maybe you thought you might go with cloth, but received so many disposables as shower gifts, you thought, "Why bother?"

Now that your baby is here, and has been in disposables, it's totally normal to still think, "But what if I had chosen cloth?" Let me tell you, it's not too late to make the switch. The good news is, you are already comfortable with diapering, so making the switch from disposables to cloth can be an easy transition.

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Topics: How To, Cloth Diapers, Cloth vs. Disposable

Busting Cloth Diapering Myths: “It’s too hard to use cloth overnight”

Posted by Carly Snider on Oct 28, 2014 1:33:00 PM

ESTIMATED READING TIME: 3 MINUTES

You have a baby on the way – maybe your first, maybe your fourth - and you’ve decided cloth diapering is the system for you and you're considering cloth diapering. Prepare yourself; you are soon going to be bombarded with unsolicited advice and facts, much of which just isn’t true. For some reason, whether people have used cloth diapers or not, everyone has an opinion and everyone has heard a myth they are eager to spread.

With so much information coming at you from every angle, it’s hard to know what is true and what isn’t. Fear not – our blog series Busting Cloth Diaper Myths will tackle these myths one by one so you know exactly what you are getting into.

 

Today’s Myth: “It's too hard to use cloth overnight”

When it comes to having a newborn, we understand that it can throw your whole routine into disarray. It's only natural to want to find the easiest possible way to do things to try to maintain some semblance of order in your hectic new lifestyle. We have already told you about how easy cloth diapering is, but still some parents shy away from using cloth because they think it is too hard to deal with overnight. The truth is, you don't have to worry about rinsing poopy diapers in the middle of the night. Nor will you have to deal with a lack of absorbency or leaking. These are all myths; let me tell you why.

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Topics: Diaper Myths, How To, Cloth Diapers

Happy Birthday Diaper-eez!

Posted by Erika Froese on Oct 23, 2014 9:00:00 AM

ESTIMATED READING TIME: 2 MINUTES

For almost 20 years, Mother-ease has had a wonderful relationship with Diaper-eez, one of our cloth diaper retailers. Today, we are thrilled to be wishing Diaper-eez a very happy 19th birthday!

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Topics: Retailers

Cloth Diapers and your Baby’s Health: Common Irritants

Posted by Carly Snider on Oct 21, 2014 4:04:00 PM

ESTIMATED READING TIME: 4 MINUTES

Choosing to use cloth diapers over disposables has numerous benefits: they are environmentally friendlycost efficient and, best of all, healthy for your baby. We will explore the health benefits of cloth diapering with our series, Cloth Diapers and Your Baby’s Health.

 

Today we’re talking: Common irritants and diaper rash

I have previously talked about the basics of and how to prevent diaper rash, but the causes of diaper rash are very broad. Every baby is different, which means I can't tell you exactly what is causing your baby's sore bum. What I can do is explain some of the common irritants that may be causing your baby's diaper rash.

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Topics: Health, Diaper Rash

Cloth Diapering 101: “How do I deal with Ammonia?”

Posted by Carly Snider on Oct 15, 2014 12:36:00 PM

ESTIMATED READING TIME: 4 MINUTES

Cloth diapers are easy; if you’ve been keeping up with our blog, you know that. But there is one thing that can be a menace to your diapering routine: Ammonia. And if you’ve experienced it, you know what we’re talking about. Ammonia is unmistakable; one sniff and you will know if you have a build-up in your diapers. If a wet diaper smells so strongly it singes your nose hairs, you have an ammonia build-up. So what is it and how do you deal with it? I’m glad you asked…

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Topics: How To, Cloth Diapers 101

Be an Advocate for Cloth Diapering

Posted by Carly Snider on Oct 9, 2014 3:16:17 PM

ESTIMATED READING TIME: 4 MINUTES

Using cloth diapers is often more than a decision — it’s a lifestyle choice. And it’s a lifestyle choice that other people will question, so be prepared. You will get questioned about why you use cloth. You will be questioned about how it works. You will get told you are making a difficult choice. You may get told you are wrong. But this was your choice and you should be proud of it. In fact, advocate for cloth diapers — they were the best decision you have made for your baby and other parents need to know.

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Topics: Cloth Diapers, Advocacy

Potty Learning: How to Tell if the Time is Right

Posted by Carly Snider on Sep 8, 2014 2:20:23 PM

ESTIMATED READING TIME: 3 MINUTES

As your baby becomes a toddler, you are probably thinking the same thing with every diaper change: “When will it be time to potty train?” It’s a little sad, acknowledging that your baby is growing up, but just think of the freedom you will have when your son or daughter is out of diapers! But how do you know if it’s time to start potty training? There are a few things to think about and look for to know if your child is ready:

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Topics: Potty training

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