The Cloth Diapering Resource Mother Lode

by Amanda Hearn · 22 comments

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The world of cloth diapering can be a large and confusing place. If you’ve discovered the wonders of cloth but aren’t sure where to start, you’ve found the right place! Here you’ll find everything from what types of diapers there are (and what ones might work for you) to how to use them, wash them and troubleshoot! If you have questions that you don’t see covered here, please feel free to comment below or send me an email!

Cloth Diaper Washing & Troubleshooting


Homemade Cloth Diaper Detergent Recipe How to Prep Cloth Diapers How to Wash Cloth Diapers What to Do With Poop When Cloth Diapering How to Strip Cloth Diapers How to Remove Stains from Cloth Diapers How to Wash & Lanolize Wool Homemade Soap Nut Liquid Detergent Homemade Soap Nut Powedered Detergent How to Fix Curling Hook & Loop on Cloth Diapers How to Get Ammonia OUT of Cloth Diapers    

General Cloth Diapering Questions

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Cloth Diaper Gifting Ideas { & Related }

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Additional Resources by Other Great Cloth Diapering Bloggers

10_Things Benefits_of_Cloth CD_Descriptions Cheap_and_Easy_Cloth_Diaper_Solutions Cloth_101 Cloth_on_a_Budget Cloth_Trainers Define_your_style DIY_Wipes Finder How_to_Care_for_Wool How_to_Hand_Wash_Cloth_Diapers How_to_Prep Pop_Up_Wipes seven Store_Diapers Switching Traveling_With_Cloth Washing_Cloth_Diapers

Looking for a topic not covered here? Try my Cloth Diaper FAQ or send me an email! Remember to follow the Top Cloth Diapering Tips board on Pinterest for a HUGE collection of tips from a variety of cloth diapering experts! (click the image to the right now!)


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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Carissa January 19, 2013 at 6:10 pm

Your link “how to prep cloth diapers” pops up a post on how to strip the diapers. I was able to find the prep post through the link “how to wash cloth diapers” but others may think that is what you advise for prepping the diapers. Just wanted to let you know 🙂


Amanda January 19, 2013 at 6:44 pm

Thank you so much Carissa, I got the link corrected 🙂


Amelia May 30, 2017 at 7:02 pm

I found just what I was needed, and it was ennngtaieitr!


Peppermint September 1, 2013 at 9:41 pm

Thanks for posting so much info. I am sharing it with new to cloth mamas.


Jordan S. October 17, 2013 at 7:51 pm

I was wondering if you ever use Calgon water softener with your diapers? It was recommended for my very hard water and it seems to work really well. And I know this isn’t usually a recommended detergent but purex natural elements works fantastic for my cloth diapers.


Amanda Hearn October 21, 2013 at 1:09 pm

I have never washed with adding Calgon, but I do know people who have. If it works for you, and doesn’t harm your diapers or baby, I would go with what works 🙂


Rachel October 22, 2013 at 6:58 pm

My hubby is, um -prissy? He turns his nose up at washing cloth diapers in the same washing machine his clothes go into, eventhough it’s new and has a sterilize cycle! He also squirms at the idea of cloth diapers sitting around smelling. Is there some way to pre-sterilize the diapers, or neutralise the odor, especially while they wait in the pail for laundering? Bleach is out, but maybe vinegar?

Help me address his concerns!


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Katie hall January 23, 2016 at 5:23 am

I can’t wait to have my first child and use cloth diapers. I think they will save us so much money.


Andrew March 8, 2017 at 11:21 pm

Thanks for the post. Lots of good information about cloth diapers. We’ve been using them on our youngster. Definitely takes a bit of a commitment compared to the alternatives.


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