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Cleaning your washing machine: When, why and how you should do it!

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How to clean your washing machine      Getting fresh, clean laundry from your washing machine requires an effective wash routine and regular machine maintenance. Even though it is your washing machine's job to clean your clothing, it is your job to clean your machine! Just like detergent and mineral build-up can cause your diapers to work ineffectively, so too can these cause your washing machine to clean ineffectively.      Most washing machines have a self cleaning mode and it is recommended to run this once a month to ensure that your washer is clear of any detergent or...

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Troubleshoot your Cloth Diaper wash routine

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Over complicating your washing routine can create unnecessary stress. And cloth diapering should not be stressful. It is just another load of laundry. And laundry doesn't scare us, right? RIGHT!Take the time to adjust your wash routine with minor changes before making any major ones.

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How many diapers do I need?

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     One of the biggest questions to consider when building your cloth diaper stash is "How many diapers do I need?"       The number of diapers you should have will depend on the age of your baby and how often you want to do diaper laundry. A newborn baby will require more frequent changes than an older baby or toddler.  Number of changes per day x Days between washing = Total number of diapers needed      Every baby is different. Some babies pee a small amount frequently, and others pee more at one time, but less often....

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Cloth diaper 101- Types of cloth diapers

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     Cloth 101  The basic anatomy of a diaper is pretty simple. You need something to absorb liquid paired with a material that acts as a barrier for the soiled absorbing layer. This can be achieved in a number of ways. In a disposable diaper, the absorbing layer is a mixture of treated cotton and wood-pulp fibers paired with a gel compound that expands as it absorbs moisture and the barrier layer is a thin plastic-coated paper. The resulting diaper is trim and will hold a lot of liquid, but with the addition of chemicals, reputation for leaks or...

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Cloth diapering while on-the-go

Posted by Anne Apostolides on

Methods and item suggestions for cloth diapering while out of the house. How to deal with dirty diapers, and how to store them until you are home again. A great way to fully utilize the money saving benefits of cloth diapering.

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