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Fluff Friday 61

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This week's Fluff Friday winner is: Michele!

will receive:

This week's Twitter winner is: graceandbrynley!

She will receive:
2-Kissaluvs One Size Covers

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Fluff Friday 60 PLUS Twitter Winners!

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Cloth diapering converts, we should be counting our blessings. As someone who has used both cloth diapers and disposables, I can see the benefits of cloth even more clearly now that I've done it both ways. Here's my list of reasons to be thankful for cloth.

1. I've kissed blowouts goodbye. With my second child, a daughter, I started cloth diapering from birth. She's three months old now, and seriously, she has yet to have a blowout in a cloth diaper. (I hesitate to type this for fear of jinxing myself.) My trusty prefolds, Kissaluvs fitted diapers and Thirsties covers just seem to contain the mess. By contrast, when my son was a baby and using disposables, I probably changed his clothes three times a day for the first six months of his life. Well, okay, maybe not quite that often. But it sure felt like it sometimes.

2. The fresh, clean scent of ... nothing. Disposable diapers just seem to have an odor to them. I suppose it's all the chemicals reacting with the waste, but I can smell 'em coming a mile away. My daughter's cloth diapers don't smell like anything when wet or soiled. It's a nice change for this beagle-nosed mama.

3. An empty trash can. This is sort of a follow-on to the previous blessing, but I really appreciate not lugging out a huge, smelly trash bag full of diapers to the curb every week.

4. A larger checking account. The beautiful thing about using cloth is that after the initial shell-out of cash to purchase your cloth diapers, you're done spending. (If you can restrain yourself, that is.) Thinking about the money our family has saved by using cloth puts a smile on my face every time. Bonus perk: it makes my husband smile, too! And hey, all of us could use a smile and a few extra pennies in our pockets these days.

5. Pretty colors. Another perk to using cloth diapers: they can be pretty! I may be style-challenged myself, but I am enjoying dressing up my daughter in super-cute clothes, and it's nice that her diapers can be as cute as her outfits.

6. A learning experience. This might sound a bit strange, but I am thankful for the freedom to do something not everyone is doing, even a little thing like choosing how to diaper my children. I want my kids to grow up knowing that it's okay to be different and to make decisions that are best for them personally, even when their peers are doing something else. It may not be much, but we can all tell our children, "I chose to cloth diaper you when it wasn't the most popular thing to do." It's an important life lesson we can all embrace!

-- by Jennifer H.
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Count Your Cloth Blessings

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I have been up and down and back and forth about being able to cloth diaper overnight. At first I didn’t think there was any way it could possibly work. I tried some things; I failed with some things. I was hopeful, then I wanted to give up. What worked with a younger infant couldn’t keep up with an older baby sleeping 11 hours at a time. As my daughter grew I made a couple of minor tweaks along the way to come up with my perfect nighttime diapering regimen. My solution is a trim, leak-free overnight diaper and one tiny, little tip that has helped with smells, stains and my quest to keep my washing routine simple.

bumGenius One Size pocket diapers are THE nighttime diaper in my house. The fit, the fabric, the pocket, everything about them makes them the perfect, adaptable overnight diaper. However, the single micro-terry insert that I use without fail during the day just didn’t cut it for nighttime. For awhile I was able to add the smaller doubler that’s included with the purchase of the diaper, but as my daughter grew this combination didn’t hold up for us and would leak overnight. After doing some research I decided to give hemp inserts a try. They are very thin and have natural properties that fight bacteria and odor build-up. I purchased a couple of BabyKicks Hemparoo JoeyBunz inserts and have been so impressed with the performance.

However, I’ve found that though the hemp inserts absorb an incredible amount, they don’t absorb as quickly. Therefore, I use the micro-terry insert/doubler that comes with the bumGenius One Size pockets diapers as the layer closest to her body in the pocket with the hemp insert under that. We haven’t had any issues with leaks and the diapers really aren’t much bulkier than the ones she wears every day because the hemp is so thin and trim.

While I finally conquered the overnight leaks, I realized the micro-terry inserts I used overnight were taking a beating. Overnight diapers obviously aren’t changed as frequently as daytime diapers so the odor and bacteria has some time to settle in. These inserts were tougher to clean, had some discoloration and staining and would carry an odor even after regular washing. To make it easier on my washing routine, and the rest of my inserts that didn’t necessarily need more frequent stripping or bleaching, I decided to designate 3-4 diapers as “overnight” diapers. I put a little stitch of pink (of course, pink!) thread on the inserts and pockets of only those diapers that I would use for overnight. This way I can keep a close eye on these diapers and wash them more frequently than the others. I’ve previously spoken of my lack of enthusiasm for bleach, but I have found that a periodic bleaching of the overnight inserts (only the micro-terry) really helps to freshen them up and keep the odors at a minimum. With my little stitch method I can do these 3-4 inserts on their own without having to punish the whole lot of micro-terry inserts. And really why should the whole bunch suffer for the faults of the 3-4 troublemakers? Anyone with siblings knows what I’m talking about here!

By Jennifer G.
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Overnight Success - Finally!

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Although I have been using cloth diapers since the day we came home from the hospital with our daughter, I gave up the diaper service and bought our own stash 10 months ago. With the holidays I thought I would reflect back on the top 10 things about cloth diapering that I am thankful for. In no particular order...

1. Thankful for the hundreds of dollars I have saved by using cloth
2. Thankful for being able to say my daughter has never had a diaper rash - most likely due to our wonderful cloth diapers
3. Thankful that cloth diapering allows me to be "green" in some way
4. Thankful that I don't have to worry about the possible detriments of chemical-filled diapers touching my baby all day
5. Thankful that I will never again be stuck at home in a snowstorm without any diapers since I wash my own(it happened last winter -an incident which helped inspire my decision to switch to my own cloth stash!).
6. Thankful that my little girl can have the cutest bum around due to the many adorable cloth diaper options out there!
7. Thankful that since we use diapers with snaps, I don't have to worry about my daughter tearing her diaper off like friends who use 'sposies on their kids.
8. Thankful that using cloth has allowed me the chance share the joys of cloth diapers with others (and convert a few friends along the way)!
9. Thankful that we don't have to deal with blow-outs, because cloth diapers hold everything in!
10. Thankful for the friends I have made as I have met other cloth diapering mamas out there!

By. Anna H.
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Give Thanks to Cloth!

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Name: Monique Rivers-Curry
Hometown: Huntsville, AL
Mom to: Connor (5), Liam (3), Gavin (20 mos), and Galadriel (21)
Occupation: Stay at home mommy

What is your favorite cloth diaper brand? I like two brands: bumGenius One-Size and FuzziBunz.

Who introduced you to cloth diapering? I found out about cloth diapers from a nice lady I met at a meeting. Her little girl had on a bumGenius One Size and I asked her about it. I thought it was very cool.

What is the one cloth diapering tip you would tell a new mom? I would tell her how to wash cloth diapers – it can be a little tricky. I would also tell her to try to read as much as she can about all the different kinds of cloth diapers to find one that’s right for her.

What do you do to relax? I like to take hot bubble baths and read.

What is the one thing you can’t leave home without? My bag of toys and my Moby wrap.

Tell us something interesting about yourself. I like volunteer to help out my mother's groups, including MOPS and Sherwood moms. I also love to bargain shop (who doesn’t!) and help out at my son’s school.
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December's Spotlight Mom

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When my family and I moved this past fall, we not only left behind our first home, but our water softener as well. The first week or so that we were living in our new place (a rental – so we can’t add a softener), I noticed my hair wasn’t getting as clean as it used to. Even after washing it, it was feeling rather greasy and not so clean. It donned on me that we must have hard water and I wasn’t using enough shampoo to get it clean. As I began to think about it, I realized if my hair wasn’t getting clean using the amount of soap I was accustomed to using, then my diapers probably weren’t getting clean either. I had noticed they were beginning to smell a bit when I put them up to my nose; but just chalked that up to needing to soak the inserts in Bac-Out overnight to kill any lingering bacteria. (NOTE: I never use Bac-Out on my pockets – only my microfiber inserts.) I knew that using Bac-Out on the inserts would solve the stinky problem at hand, but would not address the hard water problem, so I began looking for other solutions.

I knew I needed to begin using more detergent at fluff wash time, but I also needed to restore my diapers to a clean, fresh smelling state. I started using 3-4 tbs of Rockin' Green with each load of diapers, but didn’t like the idea of having to use so much detergent when I was used to using only 1 tablespoon. After doing a little research on washing diapers in hard water I noticed on the flyer from a recent Kelly’s Closet order that they recommend using Calgon water softener. I also read Calgon, when used alone (no detergent), can be used to strip diapers (just wash your diapers 3-4 times in hot water with Calgon only). I figured this was a relatively easy, fool-proof way to strip my diapers, so I headed out to the store to buy some Calgon.

I searched high and low for the Calgon water softener in the laundry aisle, and it wasn’t until my second trip to the store a week later that I finally found it. I picked up a bottle and got to work stripping my diapers a few days later. I have a rather large stash of diapers, so I broke it down into three smaller more manageable loads. I wanted to make sure my washing machine wasn’t overloaded, and drying too many diapers at once just takes too long. Since I wasn’t sure if I needed to dry the diapers between loads I just washed the diapers at the same time as other laundry so I could alternate the washer and dryer without feeling like I was wasting time. I used a capful of Calgon with an extra large hot wash, followed by an additional cold rinse, dried the diapers on medium heat and repeated the process three times. (If it hadn’t been raining, I probably would have put them on the line to dry and get some sun for the final drying.) I was pleasantly surprised when my diapers came out of the dryer for the last time smelling fresh.

It’s been a week since I stripped my diaper stash and I’ve finally got things back under control (hopefully). I am now washing my diapers every 2-3 days; I start with a cold water wash without detergent, followed by a hot water wash using 1 cap full of Calgon and 2 tbs of Rockin’ Green, and 1 additional rinse. Although I think I’ve got this hard water fluff wash under control, I can’t wait to get a water softener again once we buy a house here. Why would anyone want to live with hard water when you don’t have to?!?

By Katrina W.
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Living With Hard Water

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