How to Sanitize Cloth Diapers using Chlorine Bleach Facts Chlorine Bleach Please note that PUL is colorfast, so it won't fade. However, any knit or cotton fabrics may fade even in a properly diluted bleach solution. This can include items like cloth wipes, WAHM … [Read more...]
Cloth Diaper Safe Detergent
Which detergents are cloth diaper safe? You may have seen detergent indexes...charts...top choice lists. Wouldn't you like to know the SIMPLE TRUTH? Every single detergent is cloth diaper safe unless it also contains synthetic fabric softener. You will know it has fabric … [Read more...]
Too Much Stripping!
Let's talk about stripping (cloth diapers, that is). Spoiler alert... It's getting out of hand. One group heavily recommends soaks and DIY stripping recipes. Another is really pushing RLR. Lots of people say just use Mighty Bubbles. It's all gotten so complicated … [Read more...]
Washing Cloth Diapers in a Portable Washing Machine
A portable washing machine may be a great option if you live in a place that doesn't have an in home laundry room. Portable washers are compact and can be moved when not in use. More importantly, they do a great job getting cloth diapers clean! Some have even claimed it cleans … [Read more...]
Smart Bottoms Rainbow Love Cloth Diaper Giveaway!
I'm celebrating a milestone on Facebook. But more than that I want you to know that I am grateful that you come here with your cloth diaper questions. I am grateful you take the time to read what I have to say. I can't wait to see what next year holds! I am going to keep this … [Read more...]
10 Tips for Washing Cloth Diapers
There are a million ways to get clean cloth diapers. The only real 'rule' is no synthetic fabric softeners.* Everything else is subject to interpretation. I don't know the details of your life, your diapers or your wash routine. But these are tips that should make sense for most … [Read more...]
Are you making this big cloth diaper washing mistake? Part 1
One of the biggest issues cloth diapering families can struggle with is how to wash cloth diapers. I've even wondered myself once or twice about my own cloth diaper washing routine. As babies get older their output changes and sometimes your wash routine needs to change with it. … [Read more...]
I Went SIX Days Without Washing My Cloth Diapers…Oh The Horrors!
My poor cloth diapers! I (used to be, now I just don't have the time or inclination) am a bit of a baby-er when it comes to them. I use loop fabric on the tabs to keep them from forming chains in the wash. I hang to dry. I've even been known to use a lingerie bag when washing my … [Read more...]
My Top 5 Favorite Posts About Washing Cloth Diapers
We get questions all the time on our Facebook page and private Facebook group about washing cloth diapers! It seems to be one of the most popular topics on AACD with 90 posts tagged between Autumn and I! WOW. Here are my favorites that I refer people to most … [Read more...]
I’m not afraid to say I use Tide and OxiClean
I recently brought up OxiClean on the All About Cloth Diapers Facebook page. And oh boy, did we get a big response. I wanted to know how people felt about using it on their cloth diapers. Is it a big no no? Or do many moms secretly get their cloth diapers squeaky clean by using … [Read more...]