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    Ready to put together the ultimate nighttime cloth diaper? If you're fed up with leaks, extra laundry and/or disposables, here are some tips to make your nights go a little smoother with babies of all ages. Nothing quite jolts a parent of a baby awake at night like the realization that the...
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    One of the well-known perks of using cloth diapers is that it is more cost-effective than buying disposable diapers. If the economical savings appeals to you, you might be interested to know there are ways to cut corners aside from just not buying disposables. Here are five tips for cloth...
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    I promised Jennifer Margulis (author of The Business of Baby-What Doctors Don't Tell You, What Corporations Try to Sell You, and How to Put Your Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Baby Before Their Bottom Line) a book review quite some time ago. I finally am finding time to write this and in my...
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    Nearly 10,000 babies on 4 continents lent their bottoms for a world record-breaking event to raise awareness about reusable cloth diapers on April 21st.  Hundreds of hosts in 15 countries held events centered around cloth diapers on that Saturday. At exactly 9:30am Pacific Daylight Time...
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    It's the everyday decisions that can be the most difficult when it comes to being an environmentally-friendly mom/climate change activist.   Here's one that all moms face: Should I use disposable or cloth diapers?   I'm deep into research on this question and am finding some surprising...
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    By Lindsay Evans   "I'll definitely give them a try."   Before the birth of my daughter, that was my tentative answer to questions from friends and family about cloth diapers. In my head, I was weighing the stereotypical cloth-diaper routine of pins and plastic pants, smelly diaper pails...
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    Anyone that is even remotely interested in learning what modern cloth diapers is all about, or currently uses cloth diapers, should join in the 2012 Great Cloth Diaper Change (GCDC)! This event is a great way to increase awareness about cloth diapering.   GCDC brings caregivers of all kinds...
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    You have heard that cloth diapers are better for the environment and for your wallets, but what about the babies themselves?   Doctors recommend that babies be changed every 2-3 hours (except in the case of nap time and overnight) and even more frequently for newborns since they poop more...
  9. Baby
    With Real Diaper Week approaching, many cloth diaper users are considering ways to educate their communities about cloth diapers.  On Thursday, 4/19, one of the focuses will be on educating daycare providers about cloth diapers.  But how easy is it to use cloth diapers in daycare?  Read on to...
  10. Baby
    Each day of Real Diaper Week will focus on a different way to advocate for or educate about cloth diapers.  On Wednesday, 4/18, we'll focus on the savings that families can achieve by choosing reusable cloth diapers, making them a great choice for low-income families.  Read on to educate...
  11. Baby
    Yes, YOU can. Sewing cloth diapers can be very intimidating at first. Patterns and fabric choices can be overwhelming but, with a little guidance and thought, it can be a breeze! The key thing to remember in diaper sewing for yourself: It has to catch and hold whatever mess your little one is...
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    Cloth diapering is as easy as can be!  If you attend a Great Cloth Diaper Change event on April 21, you will have lots of experienced parents available to help you out.  In the meantime, here are some easy steps to follow for you to be able to successfully cloth diaper.     1. Find a...
  13. Baby
    Consider these statistics: According to a 2010 study, one third of U.S. mothers are cutting back on basic necessities (such as food, utilities, and childcare) to buy diapers for their children. Approximately 90% of Americans use single-use plastic diapers...
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    As of Tuesday, 3/13/12, there are 232 officially registered Great Cloth Diaper Change hosts planning events for April 21st in 13 countries.  Stacy Mojica is planning one in Savannah, GA and offered to share her experiences here. I am a new Real Diaper Association (RDA) leader. We just started...
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    The Great Cloth Diaper Change is back to break the world record for simultaneous cloth diaper changes on April 21, 2012 at 9am Pacific Daylight Time.  To help you envision what a Great Cloth Diaper Change event looks like, Mary Jo Giufre writes about her experience hosting in 2011. Lucky for...
  16. Baby
    Consider this: Nearly everything we know about diapering comes from the companies whose sole objective is to sell us more diapers. Through constant commercials featuring peaceful sleeping babies, colorful "New Baby" sample packs, and the writing of dozens of Mommy Blogger Brand Ambassadors...
  17. Baby
    Thank you to Rev. Caela Simmons Wood for this guest post. There is a great irony in the world of cloth diapering. The parents who could benefit the most from the financial savings associated with cloth diapering are often times the very parents who can't get together enough cash to begin the...
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    Winner announced - see who it is here. Stay connected to giveaways by subscribing to our RSS feed or visiting our giveaways page. Mothering is teaming up with The Green Nursery to bring you an exciting chance to win a One Size Cloth Diaper Starter Bundle and a Sophie the Giraffe!! Find out...
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    When I first started cloth diapering I had a pretty sizable stash of Fuzzi Bunz one size pocket diapers. Most had suggested 12-18 for starting out, but we ended up with 22 by chance. This brings me to item one that I wish I had known:   1) Start out with more than you think you need. I...
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