About Holly Lee

I'm Holly and I'm the mom of three amazing kids (two boys & a girl). We have been cloth diapering for several years. My family and I live in Minnesota with our dog, Ruby, and cat, Gherkin. Outside of Rocking the Cloth, I am also a middle school teacher. Thank you for visiting Rocking the Cloth--feel free to email me at [email protected] if you have any questions or concerns. I'd love to help!

Tips for Dealing With Detergent Build Up On Cloth Diapers

By |2021-01-21T19:03:20+00:00January 21, 2021|Troubleshooting, Uncategorized, Washing Issues|

Detergent build-up on cloth diapers is a huge pain! It is more common with people who have soft water. For the record, I have a whole home water softener in my current house, and my hardness is 0ppm, so I definitely have experience in this area! In my own experience, washing in hard water is easier than 0 ppm. But it is not impossible, and with a few easy tweaks, you will find something that works for you. Detergent build-up can cause the following problems: Your diapers may not smell very clean. I know this doesn't make sense on [...]

Cheapie Cloth Diapers – What’s The Controversy?

By |2021-01-14T19:15:54+00:00January 14, 2021|Uncategorized|

There is some controvery in the cloth diaper community regarding cheap diaper brands. The main controversy revolves around the manufacturing of these diapers--are they manufactured by people who are old enough to work, and do they receive a fair wage? There is also some concern about safety (could there be trace amounts of lead in the diapers?) and copyright infringement issues. There are many cheap diaper companies in existence, but they do not all operate the same, so we don't want to lump them all into the same boat.  Children's Safety Safety should be a top priority for all [...]

The Best Cloth Diaper Stash For Under $250!

By |2021-01-14T19:18:43+00:00January 14, 2021|Cloth Diaper Savings, How to Cloth Diaper|

This post contains affiliate links which means I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you if you make a purchase after clicking my links. A brand new stash of cloth diapers can be a costly investment upfront, especially if you're not super well-informed about all of the different styles, brands, and other options out there. Many people spend anywhere from $500 to $1000 or more to build their stash, but you can do it much cheaper and still get good quality items. Here is a stash of 30 diapers plus accessories for less than $250! If [...]

The Best Full Cloth Diaper Stash Under $160

By |2021-01-10T17:21:57+00:00January 11, 2021|Beginner, Cloth Diaper Savings, Savings, Uncategorized|

This post contains affiliate links which means I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you if you buy from one of my links. If you are on a tight budget, you might be wondering if you can even afford to get started with cloth diapers. While we know that cloth diapers will help you save in the long run, it's no secret that it can be a large investment up front. My next few posts will show how you can get set up with cloth diapers within different budget amounts. Here we will explore the best [...]

Cloth Diaper Organization – Easy Way To Store Your Stash

By |2022-01-01T21:30:10+00:00January 10, 2021|Diaper Accessories, Home, How to Cloth Diaper|

When it comes to my cloth diaper organization, I want my system to be as easy to maintain as possible. I also want a system that makes my laundry easier, meaning I don't spend time stuffing all of my diapers or pre-folding flats or anything ahead of time. I find with a family of 5, I just don't have time for that. And, well...folding laundry is one of my least favorite chores. But just because we are a family of 5 doesn't mean we have succumbed to disorganization. I have an organized storage system that is: Easy to maintain [...]

Why Natural Fiber Cloth Diapers Are Worth It

By |2020-12-09T19:54:06+00:00December 9, 2020|Diaper Reviews, Natural Living, Natural Parenting, Types of Diapers|

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Pooters Diapers and they have provided me with some wonderful products. As always, all opinions are my own. When I first started cloth diapering over 6 years ago, I purchased a diaper stash of what was primarily the most popular (as determined by web forums) brand at the time. I was also focused on being as cheap as possible, so I didn't do a lot of exploring of different brands. When my second was born, I decided to expand my stash because I had a few months of 2 in diapers. Since [...]

Green Mountain Diapers Review – Natural Fiber Perfection!

By |2020-10-16T13:54:38+00:00October 16, 2020|Diaper Reviews|

Disclosure: Green Mountain Diapers generously provided me a gift card in which I purchased some (but not all) of my newborn cloth diaper stash. As always, all opinions are my own. When I found out I was expecting baby number 3, one of the things I started mulling over immediately was my newborn stash. I still had some newborn diapers from my older kids, but I never had a newborn stash that I loved. I struggled with lots of leaking and annoying configurations with my previous newborn stash. I was interested in trying out Green Mountain Diapers after hearing so [...]

What Do One-Size Cloth Diapers Look Like On A 10-lb Baby?

By |2020-10-15T13:18:19+00:00October 7, 2020|Baby, Newborns|

Many people are unsure whether or not they should invest in a newborn cloth diaper stash. A big factor in that decision comes down to how long would you use a newborn stash for and how soon can you get into one-size diapers? Check out this post where I discuss whether purchasing a newborn stash is worth it: Are Newborn Cloth Diapers Worth It? Can Newborns Wear One-Size Diapers? While most cloth diaper manufacturers have a bottom weight range of 8 pounds on their one-size diapers, most people are of the opinion that 8 pounds is still too small for [...]

Are Newborn Cloth Diapers Worth It? Deciding If You Should Invest

By |2020-10-01T20:19:45+00:00October 1, 2020|Newborns, Types of Diapers|

Well, I have officially folded up and put away all of my newborn diapers for my third (and last!) child. These newborn days are flying by so rapidly. I'm so excited to see my daughter grow up, but realizing I'll never have such a tiny baby again is also a bit depressing! Anyway, I wanted to take some time to share my thoughts on a controversial topic in the cloth diaper community-- are newborn cloth diapers worth it? If so, how much money should you invest in a stash? Why Did You Choose to Cloth Diaper? The first thing [...]

Taking Cara Babies Newborn Course Review – Will I Ever Sleep Again?

By |2022-01-01T21:53:13+00:00September 29, 2020|Baby, Motherhood, Natural Parenting, Newborns|

This Taking Cara Babies Newborn Course Review contains affiliate links which means I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you if you purchase after clicking my links. There are so many things to look forward to when you have a new baby at home, but sleep deprivation is not one of them! It's no secret that I have had some kids (and still do) that struggled greatly with sleep. That led me to the Taking Cara Babies Newborn course called "Will I Ever Sleep Again?" With my oldest, he did not sleep through the night until [...]

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