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May 11, 2011

Tips from Moms like you

Recently I had a giveaway where I asked for tips, advice and other information as a way of entering the giveaway. I thought I would share some of the tips and advice with you today. I was more than blown away at the response we got and had over 6 pages of questions, advise and tips! I am going to try and answer these questions as quickly as I can in posts through out the week! I hope you enjoy and if you have any questions you would like answered or any tips you would like to share you can always email them to me!

-One tip is always pull out inserts before putting dirty diapers in diaper pail so on wash day just throw diapers and pail liner in washer and wash. So much easier than searching for which diaper needs inserts pulled out before washing.

-I have finally experienced the "stinkies" in my diapers. It took 2 months for it to happen. Now I understand why everyone Rocks a soak with Rockin Green. So I did my first soak with RnG yesterday and it really works.

-One tip I'd like to share is if you are on a budget and cant afford a diaper sprayer I use a spray bottle with water and turn the nozzle until the sprayer sprays a hard spray shooting off the poo works just fine. these are way cheaper than a diaper sprayer. mine cost $0.99

-I bought some flannel wipes from ebay and make a solution with 2 cups water, 1 squirt of Kissaluvs diaper lotion potion, and a drop (usually ends up being a bit more) of tea tree oil to keep the water from getting mildewy.

-One tip I have is to use coffee filters as disposable liners in a pinch

-When I cut fleece into a liner for my diapers, I make sure to cut so that the stretch goes across the width and not with the length. Otherwise, the liner tends to get way too long and narrow. :)

-I love diaper sprayers! Would be hard to do cloth without one!

-Sun is awesome for getting diaper stains out!

-Coconut oil is good as diaper ointment with cloth diapers!

-You can use baby wash cloths as homemade baby wipes!

-Cloth helps babies potty train earlier!

-Craigslist is a great place to look for cloth diapers. We found a set that had never been used for a fraction of the original cost.

-I was experiencing a lot of leaking with my son's diapers (I changed him every 1 1/2 hours and still went through a few outfits each day). I started doubling up with a hemp insert which I folded over in the front and the leaking has stopped! It's so nice not having to change him so often.

-I loved introducing my cloth diapering girlfriend to liners. Her daughter had a horrible diaper rash, and had switched to disposables so she could treat it with Desetin. She's a more die-hard CD'er than me, so I almost didn't say anything about the liners, which I love! When I mentioned them, she almost fell off of her chair!! She switched back to cloth as soon as I gave her liners!!

-God bless liners for rash creams and poopy clean-up!!

-My tip is to get a diaper sprayer from the beginning

-To avoid ammonia stink try rinsing your diapers before storing in a wet bag.

-Tip: Get the older children involved...My girls love using cloth and always ask if they can do the diaper changes...that way they get to pick whatever diaper they think is cutest!
I had to show them how at first and how to properly toss them in the pail but they seemed very eager to learn! It has really blessed me! Even our babysitter was excited about it!