Do your body a favor. Avoid HFCS.

I started this post as a review of the SodaStream soda maker. I started talking about why it was nice to be able to…

Buying & Selling Used Diapers

Selling { & Buying } Used Diapers

Cloth diapering is great for so many reasons. Not only are they cute and less expensive (unless you go nuts with spendy diapers!), but…

Why I { Love } Sophie the Giraffe

If you haven’t heard of Sophie, she is amazing. I have to admit that I was skeptical until I actually had her. She reminded…

The Benefits of Wearing Your Baby

I have talked about baby wearing before and I am all too happy to be able to do it again. I believe so strongly…

Cloth Diaper Storage

I love seeing how other people store their diapers. The cute set ups, the pretty baskets, neat changing stations etc. Today I would like…

What to do with solids?

What to do with solids is a very common question that comes when people start considering cloth and/or first switch to cloth. The good…

Recycling 101

Let’s start with where. If you don’t have curbside recycling, you might think you can’t recycle, that it is just too hard, or that…

What’s in your household cleaners?

That’s something that we should be asking ourselves if we aren’t already. This video was shared with me and it is too funny! More…

Get Stains OUT! of Your Diapers!

So, you use cloth, Congrats! Aaaaand you hate stains. You’re in luck! There is a crazy simple solution 🙂 The sun! Wash and dry…

My Babywearing Story

I’d like to talk a little about wearing your baby. I say a little, because there is so much to it, but that’s for…

Curling Velcro Tabs

This is a method that I tried not because of the curling issue I was having, but more because my laundry tabs weren’t working…

Washing Cloth Diapers

This is for typical washing. If you need to strip your diapers, try this. If you need to prep your diapers, try this. If…

Wearing Your Baby

There are so many carriers out there. Here is a quick rundown of the types I am currently aware of, and have pictures of….

Handmade Gifts For Children

So the holidays are coming and I keep searching for things to make the kids. This section is full of great ideas for DIY…

Another Stripping Diapers Post

Thankfully for us, cloth diapers are made of.. well, cloth! That means that they can be washed and it would take a whole lot…

Ammonia Stink in Your Diapers?

Good news, diapers aren’t as complicated as we might like to think. At the end of the day it’s just fabric and needs to…

How to Prep Cloth Diapers

There are two basic things you need to look at when prepping diapers. Is it a natural fiber? (hemp, bamboo, cotton, etc) -OR- Is…

Commonly Used Cloth Diaper Acronyms & Abbreviations

Cloth diaper lovers and greenies have a language all their own!  With a little practice, this post should have you navigating chats and boards…

All About Wool for Cloth Diapers

All About Wool for Cloth Diapers

So, you’ve heard about using wool as a cover for cloth diapers (or maybe not) , and you want to know more. Wool is…

Cloth Diapering a Newborn

Congratulations on your newborn or pending arrival 🙂 and the best of luck with your choice to use cloth! There are so many diapers…

Laundry Detergent Recipe

Looking for the DIY Cloth Diaper Detergent recipe? Click here. Small Batch Recipe 1 cup Arm & Hammer Washing Soda 1 cup 20 Mule Team…

Naturally Fresh: Tips For Making Your Home Smell Great Without Using Harmful Chemicals

Absorb Odors Use any of the following substances in an open bowl or jar to help absorb odors: Baking soda (get creative with mini…

The Mother Load: Everything You Need To Know About Cloth Diapering

  Welcome to the world of Cloth Diapers!  Congratulations on considering soft, cuddly cloth diapers for your sweet little baby, they are beneficial in…

DIY Cloth Diaper Detergent Recipe

I used this detergent recipe on my diapers for about four years, until my youngest was out of diapers. I still use this detergent…

DIY Non-Toxic & Eco-Friendly Cleaners

There are so many good cleaning recipes out there, but I would like to share a few that we use in our home. All-Purpose…

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