14 10, 2018

Traveling with Cloth Diapers – Tips and Tricks to Make It Easier

By |2020-02-15T19:43:44+00:00October 14, 2018|Beginner, Travel|10 Comments

Do you have travel plans and wondering if you will be able to continue using cloth diapers? Traveling with cloth diapers is certainly doable, but it does require a bit of forethought and planning. There are a few things to consider when deciding whether you should use cloth during your travels: How long will you be gone? Where are you going? What kinds of resources might you have available to you? The answers to these questions will help you determine if it would make sense to travel with your cloth diapers, or if you need to make other arrangements. [...]

12 10, 2018

Gift Basket Ideas for Baby Shower – The Perfect Gift

By |2020-02-15T19:58:27+00:00October 12, 2018|Baby, Gifts|10 Comments

This Gift Basket Ideas for Baby Shower post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you if you purchase through the links. I know whenever I am invited to a baby shower, I always want to give a truly appreciated gift. I'm sure we all feel that way with any gift we give for any occasion, but I don't know--there's something about babies that makes me want to give a gift that is extra special. Since most baby showers are for first time parents, I now have the benefit of [...]

11 10, 2018

Best Washing Machine for Cloth Diapers

By |2020-03-27T18:28:34+00:00October 11, 2018|Diaper Accessories, Washing Issues|8 Comments

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. Sometimes people wonder if they have the right kind of set up for washing cloth diapers. The truth is that almost any washing machine can be used to wash diapers! The best washing machine for cloth diapers is relative to your own situation, and what is more important than the type of machine you have is your wash routine. However, there are some types of [...]

11 10, 2018

Cloth Diapering Overnight – Solutions to Save Your Sanity

By |2020-02-15T19:57:27+00:00October 11, 2018|Diaper Reviews, Troubleshooting, Types of Diapers|20 Comments

This post may contain affiliate links, which mean I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you if you purchase through the link. Using cloth diapers at night can pose some challenges for many families. The thought of the potential for overnight disaster is enough to keep some interested families from going the route of cloth diapers. While your regular daytime diapers may be fine at night for the first few months, you will usually hit a point where your baby HOPEFULLY starts sleeping for longer stretches, and you will usually find you want more absorbency when [...]

10 10, 2018

Bleach and Cloth Diapers – Is It a Good Idea?

By |2020-02-15T19:45:12+00:00October 10, 2018|Troubleshooting, Washing Issues|8 Comments

Depending on how much research you have done on cloth diapers and where you got your information, you may have stumbled upon the concept of bleaching diapers. If you have, you may have discovered that bleach can be quite controversial in the cloth diaper community! I firmly believe this is another area where people tend to get carried away with strong opinions. The truth about bleach and cloth diapers is that there is a time and place for it. Some people will say bleach is BAD because it is a chemical and it will void the warranty of your [...]

9 10, 2018

What Is a Hybrid Cloth Diaper? Simple Cloth Diapers for On-the-Go Families

By |2020-10-07T14:19:04+00:00October 9, 2018|Diaper Reviews, Types of Diapers|8 Comments

This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you if you purchase through the links. You may have heard about hybrid cloth diaper systems--maybe you have seen the Flips or G Diapers or any other brand. You may have run the numbers and found that it might save you a few bucks compared to other cloth diapers. But what is a hybrid cloth diaper? A hybrid is a type of "all in two" diaper. There are many options for hybrid diapers, and not all of them are the same. [...]

8 10, 2018

BumGenius Freetime All in One – A Review

By |2020-10-02T18:22:53+00:00October 8, 2018|Diaper Reviews, Types of Diapers|14 Comments

This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a commission at no additional cost to you if you make a purchase after clicking the link. All in Ones (aka AiOs) are a popular choice of modern cloth diapers among families. People like them because they are generally as easy to put on as a disposable diaper. It's a great idea to have at least a few all in ones on hand for babysitters. The BumGenuis Freetime All in One is a popular option you could pick. There are several other brands of AiOs from which to [...]

7 10, 2018

Pros and Cons of Cloth Diapers

By |2019-11-12T23:59:16+00:00October 7, 2018|Beginner|20 Comments

You all know I love cloth diapers! I've been very vocal about the benefits of using cloth diapers, and I have been working hard to debunk some myths surrounding them. However, nothing in this world is perfect. In order to help you make the most informed decision as possible, I'm going to discuss the pros and cons of cloth diapers. I hope this will help you to have a realistic picture of what cloth diapering looks like for the average family, for better or for worse! Note: I am a strong supporter of all parents doing the best that [...]

7 10, 2018

Inserts for Cloth Diapers – My Favorite Inserts to Use

By |2020-11-15T14:36:30+00:00October 7, 2018|Diaper Accessories, Diaper Reviews|10 Comments

This post may contain affiliate links, which means that I may receive a commission if you purchase a product after clicking at no additional cost to you. Except for covers, most diapers needing an insert will come with a standard microfiber insert. Microfiber can be an effective insert for your cloth diapers when your baby is young. As your baby gets older, many people find it isn't quite absorbent enough. The first obvious sign that your microfiber is starting to lack is when your baby starts leaking through the diaper during naps or overnight. A second sign is that [...]

6 10, 2018

How to Deal with the Naysayers – Getting Others on Board with Cloth Diapers

By |2020-06-08T14:16:29+00:00October 6, 2018|Beginner|16 Comments

Did you do a bunch of research on cloth diapers, get excited, and tell others only to find out they thought you were CRAZY? Do people tell you that you won't stick it out, they're a waste of money, they're unhygienic, or any other unhelpful comments? Getting others on board with cloth diapers can be tricky, but I have a few tips for you. Our goal here at Rocking the Cloth is to encourage you on your parenting journey--I hope you find this post uplifting! Whose Approval Do You Need? The first step is to be realistic about whose [...]

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