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Potty training without Pull-Ups?

by Karen on April 29, 2013

I would love to have Judah potty trained before Baby 2 arrives in September. At almost 2 and a half, he is definitely showing interest. But every time we’ve tried, as much as he wants to get it, it seems like his brain and his bladder just aren’t on the same page. He frequently asks […]

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Reusable vs. disposable — which is best?

by Karen on August 29, 2012

Marketing companies have drawn a pretty clear line in the sand between disposable products and reusable ones. Disposable is synonymous with convenience, ease of use, and less work — but you pay a higher price for that convenience. Reusable products are better for your wallet and the environment, but harder work. Is this always the […]

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Giving prefolds another chance

by Karen on September 19, 2011

You may recall last month when I wrote about the problems I was having with prefolds, and the fact that I was considering switching to expensive pocket diapers. Several of you gave me some helpful hints in the comments, so I decided to give it a few more weeks. First I stripped my diapers to […]

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I’ve raved about inexpensive prefold diapers in the past, and I still think they’re a great entry into cloth diapering. They don’t require a huge financial investment, they’re easy to use, durable, and a snap to keep clean. However. As many of you seasoned cloth diapering moms warned me, prefolds have become cumbersome as Judah […]

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Since I’m a stay-at-home mom, I don’t add any steady monetary income to our household (aside from occasional freelance work and sporadic income from this here blog). However, my decision to stay home has afforded me more time for household chores than I would have if I worked. To offset our lower income, I try […]

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Cloth diapers 101: Caring for cloth diapers

by Karen on February 17, 2011

Yesterday I shared some tips on what kind of cloth diapers I recommend and what to buy. Today I’m going to cover the proper care and maintenance of cloth diapers. You can use diaper rash creams. Even though you read everywhere that diaper rash creams are a big no-no when it comes to cloth diapering, […]

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Cloth Diapers 101: Getting started

by Karen on February 16, 2011

Before I was even pregnant, I made the decision that I was going to try cloth diapering. I was committed to the idea, but totally overwhelmed. With so many options, laundering methods, and rules, it seems so complicated. The good news? It’s really NOT as complicated as the Internet makes it seem. Which is actually […]

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I’m not sure how many of my readers are active cloth diapers (or were in the past). But I’m struggling with a dilemma here, and I’m hoping you can help me out. We’ve always used the cheapest detergent I could find, but we’re going to have to switch to something cloth diaper-friendly now. Here are […]

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Our cloth diapering game plan

by Karen on September 13, 2010

Since we’ll be using cloth diapers, and cloth diapers aren’t particularly easy to add to a registry, I’ve already started to stock up. Here’s what I’ve collected so far: 4 Flip covers (clearance) 2 Econobum covers (clearance) 2 Bummis Whisper Wrap covers 1 SmartiPants pocket diaper (won in a blog contest at Sense to Save) […]

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