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Hello. My name is Jen. And I’m a Cloth Diaper Addict.

Admitting it is the first step, right? Although this is an addiction that I’m not sure I want to get over.

Growing up, I always had some sort of addiction or vice, especially when it came to shopping. At first it was cute hair accessories. Then maybe it was jeans. Then…shoes. Oh, yes, I was all set to become the next Imelda Marcos. Then, when I became pregnant, I stopped being able to wear my gorgeous 4-inch stilettos. I suppose it was only a matter of time until my addiction changed.

When I started considering cloth diapering, I spoke to a couple of my friends who were in the middle of doing it themselves. Not only are they an incredible support system, but they also pointed me in the direction of all the great online shops like Kelly’s Closet where I could get amazing deals on diapers. They told me to start “Liking” these different pages on Facebook so I could learn about the fantastic promotions they run.

And that’s how it started.

First, it was the bumGenius “Buy 5 Get 1 Free” promotion. Then, it was the FuzziBunz “Buy 6 Get 2 Free” promo. Then I started seeing all the benefits from the free diaper coupon codes. Do you know how easy it is to find $35 worth of fluff to buy in order to get a free diaper? I could do that with my eyes shut. Then, of course, I’d add a little more in order to take advantage of free shipping – because why would I spend money on shipping when I could spend it on more fluff?

Pretty soon, the orders started piling up. My inbox was full of order confirmations, and my doorstep was full of fluff. I have to admit, it was pretty fun getting all those packages in the mail – it was like a Fluffy Christmas every day! Before I knew it, I had nearly 40 diapers, 4 wetbags, 2 pail liners, a handful of inserts, and a bunch of little accessories.

Oh, and did I mention I haven’t even had my baby yet??

When friends and family members saw my stash, they were understandably surprised. My mom even asked, “Were you planning on only washing diapers once a month?” One friend asked me if I was having twins based on my stash. A couple of my fluffy friends expressed their jealousy at all my fancy new diapers.

I know it’s only going to get worse, too. Once the baby actually shows up, I just know I’m going to love seeing his or her little bum in these adorable diapers. I probably won’t even let the kid wear pants, because I’ll want to see its little tush all the time. And, once I know whether it’s a boy or a girl, I can always add some more gender-specific prints to my stash (as if I needed another excuse to buy more diapers).

So, here I am, with one month to go before the baby arrives, and I’m still as addicted as ever to cloth diapers. I’ve become quite the CD evangelist, talking to anyone and everyone who will listen to me (and some who won’t). Thankfully, my job is in social media, so I can spend my days on Facebook watching all the cloth conversations and waiting to jump on the next great promotion. And, of course, I’m biding my time until my next fluff purchase…it is, after all, only a matter of time.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go fill up my shopping cart – all this talk about cloth diapering has given me an itch to make another purchase…

Jennifer S. is a soon-to-be first-time mom with a full-time copywriting and social media job. She’s looking forward to all the excitement and challenges of motherhood (and cloth diapering).
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Cloth Diaper Addicts Anonymous (or Not-So-Anonymous)

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Redness – Desitin, Bumps –Desitin, Open Sores – Desitin, Desitin – Desitin - Desitin… This is the chain of events that would occur when P got a diaper rash. P’s rashes usually occur when he is teething, but they can strike up for no reason at all, and take days to get rid of. We have been prescribed medicated diaper ointment and special spray’s to use when cleaning his bottom, all with little relief. Our method to the madness was to air dry and to keep his bottom clean and covered in smelly ointment (that is an oxymoron if I have ever heard one)!

P’s diaper rashes were one of the main reasons that I wanted to switch to cloth diapers and one of the only reason I was a little hesitant to make the switch. Before we made the switch to cloth diapers, I read a lot of information online saying that people that dealt with cloth diaper rashes ended up putting their little ones in disposables until the rash would clear up. I was flabbergasted by this information; if people were putting their children in disposables to get rid of the rash, I could only imagine the sores that would cover P’s little bottom from a cloth diaper rash!

Well with diaper rash comes diaper rash ointment… so the research continued. I was discouraged with my findings for cloth diaper ointment; most of the cloth diaper “safe” ointments still recommend that you put a liner in the diaper to protect the diaper from any leaking and repelling issues. I was determined to find something that was truly cloth diaper safe!

One day while researching newborn cloth diapers, I stumbled across some information, the article recommended that you use olive oil on your newborn’s bottom for the first week after birth to help prevent diaper rash, olive oil check (we cook with it so it is just a matter of getting it in the jar located in the nursery before babies arrival in December). The article went on to pay attribute to another type of cooking/baking oil, Coconut Oil. The article commended Coconut Oil for its quick healing ability and went on to say that it is completely cloth diaper safe. I was very intrigued so I researched further and ended up putting Coconut Oil on my shopping list, it couldn’t hurt to try.

After figuring out a diaper rash plan of attack (Coconut Oil), we ordered our cloth diapers, a sample size of CJ’s Butter Ointment and liners (as a backup plan). I then headed out to the store and purchased a jar of Coconut Oil, most local grocery stores carry it in either the cooking/baking oil section or in the pro-biotic section.

Our diapers arrived and P has been in them for 2 months, no redness, no bumps, no sores, no rashes, no Desitin…

We have been dreading the arrival of P’s final tooth! Well the other day that pesky eye tooth reared its ugly head! I picked P up from day-care and D said she thought he was teething because he had been drooling a lot (his shirt had been changed twice already and his current shirt was soaked) and he had started biting again (P’s bad bad teething habit). I asked if she noticed any rash starting (knowing that with a new tooth also comes a new rash) and she said that his bottom looked great all day! We got home and I quickly changed him, trying to stay on top of changes so a rash wouldn’t start. I changed him 3 times in a matter of 5 hours (yes a little OCD and a bit challenging when dealing with a not so patient 2 year old), after the first change his bottom looked good, the second change there was a little redness around his area (nothing to cause concern, a little air drying time was all that was needed) and by the third change, bedtime change, he was sobbing because his now bright red bottom hurt so bad! In slight panic I reached for the “emergency” drawer (packed with liners and the sample size container of CJ’s Butter ointment), but as my hand fell upon the drawer my eyes met the jar of Coconut Oil, I pushed the drawer back in its place and decided that we would test the Coconut Oil method for overnight protection. I was hopeful that it would at least contain the rash to just redness and that we wouldn’t have to bring out the 4 sole disposables that I have stashed in the bottom of the “emergency” drawer.

P was off to bed with a refreshing smell of Coconut lathered across his bottom. I set my alarm for 2am so that I could change him in an attempt to keep the rash at bay, but when I entered his room I was surprised to discover that he was soundly asleep (when he was in disposables and had a rash, he would wake up in the middle of the night screaming, demanding to be changed). I couldn’t bring myself to wake him up, so I went against my better initial judgment and went with my mommy instincts (yes there are times these contradict each other) and left P to sleep peacefully.

When I went to change him in the morning I asked if his bottom hurt and he said No! I didn’t fully believe him, thinking he was still half asleep, but as I laid him on the changing table and took off his diaper I was shocked to find that there was not a red spot anywhere! NOTHING! He had a beautiful peachy baby bottom that still smelt of coconut! P and I did a happy dance and we went about our day diaper rash free!

A few “good to knows” when purchasing Coconut Oil:
1. Coconut Oil comes as soft solid, instead of as a liquid; it melts right in your hand or your babies’ bottom, I just rub my finger across the top and it melts onto my finger so I can then rub it on my little ones bottom.
2. A little goes a long way!
3. Look for an organic, cold compressed, unrefined Brand of Coconut Oil; this will ensure that you are receiving all the benefits that Coconut Oil has to offer, (if you are using Coconut Oil with little luck, it probably isn’t cold compressed and is probably a refined version, try another brand).
4. Coconut Oil is antibacterial and antifungal!!!!
5. Best of all… Coconut oil is COMPLETELY cloth diaper safe; it comes right out of cloth diapers in the wash. No need for liners or a protective barrier!
Coconut Oil will be the only thing that I reach for when a rash occurs! I feel so relieved to know we have an actual fight against diaper rash and that it is something I feel confident won’t wreak havoc on my precious stash of fluff! Don’t worry the CJ’s butter will go to good use, fighting dry and cracked skin from the harsh MN winter!

Bio: My name is Amanda and I am a mother to two amazing little boys and am expecting a little girl in December! Cloth diapering mommy who is ecstatic to have found a better smelling, faster working, and healthier alternative for Diaper Rash treatment!
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A Tropical Twist on Diaper Rash Cream!

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Cloth diapering a toddler is challenging enough said right? If your child runs, jumps, speaks in multi-word phrases, they are probably considered a toddler. Toddlers can be challenging and difficult to manage at times. Currently, my son is 2 years old (26 months to be exact) and potty training is in our future. We use a variety of cloth diaper brands and styles like bumGenius, BabyKicks, Flip, Happy Heinys, Fuzzibunz, and Work at Home Mom (WAHM) diapers.

All of these brands are excellent for cloth diapering babies and toddlers, but soon we will begin to try out the new Flip trainers when they are released. In the meantime, he is potty training half-heartedly by wearing pockets, Flips, and occasionally “big boy underwear.” One of our biggest tribulations in potty training is the fact that techniques are inconsistent. What do I mean by that? Well, he is passed between so many hands in a day’s time- my husband, preschool teachers and aides, me and the occasional grandparent. Therefore, no one participates the same and no one actively engages him in learning to potty consistently. This is our biggest dilemma yet!!

Some may find this outrageous but our son has been pooping in the potty since he was 10 months old. Yes, 10 months! He doesn’t always “tell us” he has to poop, but yet he began by us catching him mid-action. I distinctly remember his first time- it was unexpected by all means. He was in the bath tub playing and I was beside the tub, he began to make the “I am about to poop face.” We as parents know this face…the freeze and blank stare while beginning to strain. I quickly snatched him up out of the tub, and tossed him on the potty. He went then and there! What an accomplishment at an early age. I have heard from all of my mommy friends pooping in the potty is the hardest part of training. I thought the cat was in the bag. Following that event, he pooped when catching him daily. Well, over a year has gone by now and he does really well telling us he has to poop in the potty, but usually mid-poop. So we have half poop-in-potty, and half poop-in-diaper. This is better than refusal to poop in the potty in my opinion. Our biggest trouble in this process is peeing in the potty. He very rarely tells us he has to pee; just taking the lazy (aka male) way out and choosing convenience rather than what’s best.

Using cloth diapers while potty training is great because there are so many options to help him “feel the wetness” with organic cotton, and such. I am not sure that he yet understands it is bad to be wet or uncomfortable, but we will get there with time. In my opinion, it isn’t easy but not pushing him into potty training is more helpful because it decreases the amount of resistance he may meet us with. We just continue to try and ask, but not force him until he is ready. However, he has begun to wake from 10-12 hours of sleep with a dry or almost dry diaper, so soon he may begin pottying more frequently. I am sure that with consistency between caretakers, success is possible.

By Tabby - mommy to Jackson, a vibrant and wonderful 2 year old boy
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Toddlers in Dipes

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When my baby reached the three month mark she hit a ton of new milestones at the same time. She started cooing and giggling with recognition. Her head got strong enough for her to hold on her own. Most importantly, she started sleeping for longer stretches at night. 

Since Hannah was born a few weeks early, the pediatrician originally recommended I feed her on demand, which often amounted to every 2-3 hours at night. I was also following the suggestion to change her before meals to help wake her up since pre-term babies have a tendency to fall asleep nursing. After she hit the 3-month mark I started changing her after meals and experiencing leaks for the first time. We needed to find a new diaper, stat!

I ordered new diapers and began prepping them in a separate wash, following the manufacturer's instructions. You should always wash new diapers separately because they can distribute the oils that we are trying to get rid of to your other diapers. Also, some manufacturers recommend hot vs. warm washes, so not every cloth diaper becomes absorbent with the same prep work. Even stranger, while prepping some diapers I found that the same types of diapers gained absorbency at different times. Before using them, I checked them in the sink using the age-old test of pouring water right into the diaper. When I was finally confident they were ready, I would use them during a nap first- and always with a lap mat underneath my baby just in case.

Even though not every diaper worked at night, I took the time to learn and appreciate how they could work well during the daytime. I visited the manufacturer sites for helpful tips on fitting the diapers, such as buttoning snaps from the bottom up to ensure they are snug. I also found out that some Moms use their microfiber inserts in combo with a Swiffer for a green, antimicrobial way to clean the floors. What a great way to re-purpose your stash after baby grows out of the diapers!

Ultimately, I’ve settled on using Fuzzibunz in size Small with a hemp doubler. I also made the switch to using cloth wipes and keeping them in a warmer so they are more soothing at night. She’s growing quickly, so we will have to begin trying diapers for the next phase soon.  If you end up in a transition stage between sizes- don’t give up on cloth right away. Seek help on the message boards or from the manufacturer directly. Also, if you haven’t reached this point yet, save some of your cloth budget in case it happens to you. Sweet dreams to you and yours.

BIO: Jeannette is a budget conscious mama with a degree in Design and Merchandising from Drexel University. If you like this post, visit her blog for daily updates @
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The Importance of a Good Nighttime Diaper

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It is my official due date and our little isn’t here yet which has given me a little more time to contemplate what I’ve committed myself to- exclusive cloth diapering from day one. There is not a single newborn disposable diaper in my house and I’m a bit nervous. I’ve been cloth diapering my 18 month old since he was about 1 month but defiantly not exclusively.

My decision to cloth diaper exclusively has been a process but it started with recalling my early experience with my first son. We waited to cloth diaper him because he simply couldn’t fit into our stash of Grovia one size diapers and I hadn’t purchased any newborn fluff. Instead of investing more money, we decided to just use disposables until those scrawny legs could fit into a one size diaper. Consequently, my son developed a horrible, persistent rash from the chemicals in the disposable diapers. It took several weeks for diaper changes to become bearable for his little bum. After a lot of research, I discovered that many moms had issues with this particular brand of disposable diapers, that the company was aware of the issue and that they were not doing a thing about it. It made me sick but by that time, he was fitting into his one size diapers. We’ve stuck largely with cloth diapers but have used disposables on rare occasions like family trips and when our son has been especially sick (spraying large amounts of diarrhea off diapers just doesn’t sound fun at 9 months pregnant).

But I want things to be different this time. There are very few things in life that I’ve committed to absolutely, especially when it comes to being a mom and a homemaker. I’ve found that personal grace goes a long way in conquering the everyday tasks; that when I get too bogged down on how I didn’t accomplish this or that, I just simply get too discouraged, making it harder to actually move forward. So when the idea to exclusively cloth diaper popped into my head, I immediately dismissed it. Why would I add something like that to my growing list of commitments and tasks? Surely it wouldn’t hurt a soul if I just used a disposable here and there. Hardly anyone cloth diapers exclusively anyway. I’ll never be able to hold to that commitment...and on and on.

Some of these thoughts are legitimate but most of them are excuses and so the thought continued to nag at my mind. And then I started entertaining the idea by visiting Kelly’s Closet and browsing through their newborn cloth diapers, which was a big mistake. It took a few days to convince myself that I didn’t really need those posh, adorable newborn diapers that were just hitting the market, even though I really wanted them. It was a challenge but I convinced myself that I wasn’t going to spend money we didn’t have on something we didn’t need when there were more economical choices. Kelly’s Closet had the perfect sale going (as they usually do). This go around they were offering a free newborn diaper if you spent some said amount on newborn fluff. PERFECT! I decided to order the Bummis newborn pack. I was pretty excited to get my package and the surprise free diaper was just a bonus. I now have all the tools to be successful and I know I can exclusively cloth diaper this baby if I set my mind to it!

As I look to my very near reality of an 18 month old and a newborn, I anticipate some challenges. I anticipate days where I just wish I had a disposable diaper. I anticipate being tempted when I walk by the baby section at the store. But then I’ll just recall that early diaper rash my son had and be thankful that I live in a time when cloth diapering is so easy, convenient and where I have a wealth of free information online at The Cloth Diaper Whisperer to help troubleshoot any issues I might have! Wish me luck! I'll report back in a few months.

Mindy Hill is a cloth diaper addict. But more importantly, she is mom to an amazingly spirited 18 month old boy and is awaiting her second miracle of life due September 26th. You can follow along on her journey at
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