Posts Tagged ‘cloth diapers’

I frequently tell people that the first thing I do when I get a new pocket diaper is ditch the microfiber insert. In addition to being prone to odor issues, they just don’t seem as absorbent as other options. I prefer AMP bamboo or infant prefolds for daytime, and AMP hemp inserts for overnight use.

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Last night I took Boy#3 to the park while his brothers went to Cubs. He had his first encounter with the slide (which led to many subsequent encounters in the ensuing 20 minutes). By the end of the evening, his immense joy and excitement in going down the slide over and over had me in stitches.

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Made here in Ontario, Laundry Tarts All-Natural Laundry Detergent is cloth diaper-friendly, free of the usual nasties, keeps your whites gleaming and comes in a delicious variety of scents. I was sent a package of Oatmeal Almond detergent, courtesy of The Laundry Tarts, and right away was pulled in by the yummy scent — a subtle fragrance reminding me of almond cookies.

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I maintain cloth diapering is easy, good for the wallet, great for the environment and the best choice for babies. If you start out cloth diapering with good quality diapers and covers, treat them well, and develop a solid wash routine, cloth diapering should be a breeze! However, the best of intentions can go astray and, having done some troubleshooting in recent days, I thought I’d share a list of what I see as the most common cloth diapering mistakes.

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