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 [...]

Cloth Diaper Wash Routine – HE Top Loader

By |2020-11-26T14:47:26+00:00March 3, 2020|How to Cloth Diaper, Troubleshooting, Washing Issues|

I recently purchased a new washing machine, and I love it so far! It is a GE top loader HE with an agitator. Here I will share my cloth diaper wash routine I use with great success in my new washer. If you are looking for washing tips for an HE top loader, I hope this post helps. There are no "one size fit all" cloth diaper wash routines. There are many groups on Facebook dedicated to helping people get a good wash routine, and while they can be super helpful, much of the time they apply blanket rules and [...]

How To Wash Cloth Diapers – Is There Only One Way?

By |2020-01-30T21:33:46+00:00December 17, 2019|How to Cloth Diaper, Troubleshooting, Washing Issues|

How to wash cloth diapers.... is there only one way to do it? What if I mess it up? Whose advice can I trust? Washing cloth diapers is something that stresses out many parents new to cloth. I know when I first became intrigued by using cloth diapers, I didn't think too much about how to wash them at first. It wasn't until I was doing research and reading that I discovered washing them was a much bigger deal than I realized. The fear of screwing it all up was paralyzing. The drama surrounding cloth diaper washing advice is [...]

Cloth Diapers Leaking? Troubleshooting Tips & Tricks

By |2020-01-01T13:38:53+00:00December 11, 2019|Troubleshooting|

Are your cloth diapers leaking? Leaking is one of the most common issues with cloth. In general, cloth diapers do not leak. If someone tells you, "That's just what cloth does!" or "That's why I use disposables!" they are incorrect. Good quality cloth diapers that are taken care of should not have any issues with leaking. However, it does happen from time to time when certain problems arise. If you are dealing with leaking diapers, consider the following to fix your issues. Why Are My Cloth Diapers Leaking? 1st: Check the Fit Cloth diapers should be snug on your [...]

Front Loader Washing Tips For Cloth Diapers- Get Them Clean!

By |2020-02-24T22:09:57+00:00September 10, 2019|Troubleshooting, Washing Issues|

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 one of my links. All opinions are my own. I hope these front loader washing tips for cloth diapers help you out! A few months ago, my family and I moved to a new house. Our new house has a front-loading HE washer, which is much different from the regular top-loader with agitator I had at my old house. It made diaper laundry challenging at first, but I've finally perfected my routine. Here are [...]

Front Loader Vs. Top Loader – Which Is Best?

By |2020-01-12T18:19:17+00:00August 27, 2019|Troubleshooting, Washing Issues|

Front loading washing machines have become very popular with the rise of HE (high-efficiency) washing machines. However, top loaders haven't gone anywhere, either! Both styles are very popular, and some people feel passionate about which style is best. Let's look at the details of the front loader vs. top loader debate and see which one would be best for your family's needs. Perks Of A Top Loader Using a top loader has many perks, especially if you are a cloth-diapering parent. For starters, it is much easier to load laundry into a top loader. You can take baskets of [...]

Grovia Mighty Bubbles Review – Deep Cleaning Your Diapers

By |2019-12-18T14:35:05+00:00July 16, 2019|Troubleshooting, Washing Issues|

This Grovia Mighty Bubble review contains affiliate links for things that help with deep cleaning your diapers, which means I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you if you purchase after clicking one of my links. All opinions are my own. I first heard about Grovia Mighty Bubbles a few years ago, but I never really had an opportunity to use them. I have been pretty lucky to have minimal issues with getting my diapers clean over the years...that is, until I moved into my new house. My old house, the house in which I began [...]

Cloth Diaper Storage – How To Store Diapers Between Babies

By |2019-05-16T12:55:40+00:00May 16, 2019|How to Cloth Diaper, Troubleshooting|

Congratulations! You have potty trained your toddler! Or maybe you haven't, but you're taking a break from cloth diapers for now. Either way, you may be wondering the best way to store them until you need them again. Are there any special rules or guidelines to consider for cloth diaper storage? There are some general guidelines you should follow when storing cloth diapers for the long term. These guidelines will ensure your diapers stay in the best condition possible. Step One: Make Sure They're Clean! Make sure your diapers are clean. Seems obvious, but it's not a bad idea [...]

Yeast Infection Diaper Rash & Cloth Diapers – How To Treat Your Stash

By |2019-05-04T12:34:21+00:00May 4, 2019|Troubleshooting, Washing Issues|

A yeast infection diaper rash is terrible--it is so painful for the child, and it can be difficult to treat. Yeast rashes can happen when a baby has been pooping frequently, especially when they have been on antibiotics. Yeast can also develop as a secondary infection if a regular diaper rash has gone untreated or the diaper area wasn't cleaned properly for too long. You may hear more about yeast infections in the cloth diapering world. But it's NOT because cloth diapers cause yeast infections! It's only because yeast is FIERCE and needs to be treated properly. If a [...]

How To Be Successful With Cloth Diapers – Failproof Your Routine

By |2019-03-12T13:03:18+00:00March 8, 2019|Beginner, Troubleshooting|

Many people approach cloth diapers as if they are a force to be reckoned with and believe a pointed strategy is required in order not to fail. The truth is that it does NOT take an iron will and stubborn nature to be successful with cloth diapers. Many people believe that they are too busy to be successful with cloth diapers. The truth is that cloth diapers don't really require a lot of time, either. Being time consuming is a myth (but I guess it's all relative--5 minutes means different things to different people). While there are many tips and [...]

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