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I Once Threw Out A Wet Prefold

The first time I tried cloth diapers, I used a Gerber pre-fold with a snapi under a size one Thirsties cover. It worked perfectly. There were no leaks and changing was no big deal. What I was not prepared for was the wet prefold. I know it sounds silly, but at the time I was at the changing table with a wet prefold and nowhere to put it. Like many of us, I am a “googler”. Yet for some reason I did not turn to it to answer this question. Was it baby brain? All I knew was that my mother used disposables. My mother in law used a diaper service and I remembered her stories of hauling a wet pail downstairs. I did not like the idea of having to produce a wet pail that instant. I thought: “What is a wet pail? A bucket of water and soap?” In any case, I changed my baby into a disposable diaper and I wrapped the wet prefold in a used grocery bag and threw it out. Yes, people. Guilty as charged. In my defense, I washed the Thirsties cover. Fast-forward one year and I am pregnant with baby number two. Due to many breastfeeding problems and hormonal issues, I know baby number two will be formula fed. Baby number one is a toddler under two years old and not potty …

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To Cloth or Not To Cloth

When my husband and I found out we were pregnant with our first my husband immediately jumped on the cloth diaper wagon for environmental reasons. I, on the other hand was so opposed it began our first “parenting war”. My one and only experience with cloth diapers was when I lived overseas and worked in a baby hospital. The babies were clothed in muslin material from armpit to tip toe and the smell was enough to knock you on your backside. From that experience on I was determined to diaper the twenty first century way – disposables only (or so I thought). Nine months after our second child made his great appearance I began questioning my strong beliefs. I sat down and being the Excel spreadsheet woman that I am I calculated the cost that we spent on our first son to get him from newborn to toilet trained and our second son from newborn to the nine month mark and I was shocked! For three plus years of diapers, wipes, and diaper genie refills I was pushing the $3,500 mark (that would be an awesome family vacation had I spent it for that). I began researching and discovered many benefits to cloth diapering. I discovered that cloth diapering is much more than the first known of muslin material; there were even cute covers to make diapering a fashion statement …

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****CLOSED**** 30 Minutes of Fluff – Win a PlanetWise Pail Liner

Congratulations to Heidi Foster! Heidi please contact us here. In the subject line write: “30 Minutes of Fluff 8/10 winner”. You have until 4:30pm est on 8/12 to claim your prize! Thank you for visiting The Cloth Diaper Whisperer Blog! We are starting a new way of doing giveaway’s thru social media called “30 minutes of Fluff”. In a nut shell we will randomly put up giveaway’s on our blog where you can enter to win free diapering products. Make sure you follow DiaperShops and The Cloth Diaper Whisperer on Facebook. We will keep the giveaway open for 30 minutes for people to get their entries in. Today’s giveaway: 1-PlanetWise Pail Liner Their are 3 ways to enter (Entries are only taken on the blog as comments to this specific post):1) “Like us” as a DiaperShops Facebook Fan. Post a comment with your facebook id as a comment to this post.2) “Like us” as a The Cloth Diaper Whisperer Facebook Fan. Post a comment with your facebook id as a comment to this post.3) Post a thread (or respond to an existing thread)on any parenting or cloth diapering forum telling others about our new “30 minutes of Fluff”. Post a comment with the exact url and the name of the forum. We do moderate comments so your comment will not post right away. You MUST have a blogger profile. Entries …

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Fluff Friday 79 WINNER!

This week’s Fluff Friday winner is Mindy! She will receive: 1-PlanetWise Hanging Wet/Dry Bag CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! Please, contact us ASAP so we can get your winnings out to you!!!

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Advice for New Parents (Part 2)

Continuing is my advice for my friends Marissa and Jeremy who are expecting their first baby any day now… They have asked me what my advice, tips and tricks are for first-timers thinking about cloth diapering. I think the two looming questions that parents diving into cloth diapering have are:1) What do you do with the poop?2) How do you wash these things? As simple as people tried to make it sound for me it still seemed overwhelming and difficult. Looking back I’m so surprised at how quickly it all became routine. You will be too. Hopefully my experience and trial and error will save you some time and get you started on an easy day-to-day routine. A diaper change results in two options. Option number one, wet diapers, go in the diaper pail/basket/bag. Simple. Done. Option number two, poop diapers. I love when people or websites say “Just shake it off and flush.” I remember looking at my 4 month old’s breastfed poops wondering what I was supposed to “shake.” Before solid foods the poops…aren’t so solid. My best advice for these is a diaper sprayer, a handy little device that attaches to the water feed of your toilet. I’m writing this post for Jeremy, whom I have witnessed firsthand being a little stymied in the handyman department (before you balk, Jeremy, recall the deck painting, cabinet doors, etc). …

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