• Cloth Diapering 101

    How to Wash Cloth Diapers

    This post contains affiliate links, this helps me run my blog.   Oh boy, this dreaded topic! There are so many different answers out there! How do I pick? Let me start off with saying you really don’t need the specialized cloth diaper detergents. You must be thinking I am nuts. No really, you don’t need it (if you are using it with success, ignore me, do what works for YOU). One it is expensive and why have special detergent that you only use for ONE thing. Why not one that can do everything? People make washing diapers more complex than it actually is. When I was researching I was…

  • Cloth Diapering 101

    What You Need for Cloth Diapering

    How many diapers will I need? Needs honestly vary, but you need about 24 diapers minimum. I own 36 pocket diapers (various brands) and a few fitteds. I find that having 24+ allows you to rotate through them. More rotation, the less wear and tear they get. Now 24+ diapers means something different to a prefold or flat mama. This means 2-4 dozen  prefolds (or flats) in various sizes (again needs differ, .i.e. how often will you be doing laundry).  You’ll need about 8-10 OS covers, or 8-10 covers per size. Remember that covers are reusable with flats, prefolds, and fitteds. What am I talking about flats, prefolds, covers, pocket…

  • Cloth Diapering 101

    What Types of Cloth Diapers Are There?

    So you want to cloth diaper? I bet your first thought was, “Holy crap where do I start?” There is so much out there with cloth diapering that it is a bit overwhelming. I don’t know how many times I searched “differences between this and that diaper”. Well, I am going to go over every single type of cloth diaper. First Let’s Go Over Some Lingo PUL – It is a type of  of laminated fabric. PUL stands for Polyurethane Laminate. It is the water proof fabric part of a diaper. Snappi – A snappi is a fastener that holds flats or prefolds together. It replaces the old fashion pin.…