Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Cost calculator

Ever wonder exactly what you will save using cloth diapers?

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Saturday, January 2, 2010

dealing with the gross poops

When I started writing this blog I had an almost 3 year old foster son. We did the cloth diaper thing with him but shortly after potty trained him and thank goodness because his poops + cloth diapers = nasty nasty mess.

At the time my son was just a baby and still on breast milk, his poops were no big deal.

When we started feeding him solids and not being comfortable with his poop going in the washer anymore we had to find something else to work with, that is when my friend recommended these:

Found here:

They are brilliant! They come in small and large options. They line the diaper, catch the poop and are then flushed down the toilet. They are thinner than toilet paper and are bio degradable. The large cost $8 and last us about 2 months, so definitely worth the investment.

If you use them and your child doesn't poop, you just toss the liner instead of flushing.

Happy cloth diapering!

All about stripping

So once you've used your diapers for a while they start to build up detergent on them (at least this is what I was told... aka not exactly fact). But you WILL find (fact) that they stop being as absorbent. Just like that out of no where your child will start leaking through the dipes.

So you will need to "strip" them. I didn't have to do it for 8 months, but sometimes you'll need/want to do them more frequently.

Here is the process:

1. Cold soak for 30 minutes, drain.

2. Hot wash with 1-2 tablespoons of Dawn (the blue/original kind) in addition with your diaper detergent.

3. Cold rinse

4. repeat steps 2 & 3.

5. repeat steps 2 & 3 but without the Dawn.

6. extra cold rinse cycle at the end to get all the dawn out.

Then line dry as normal. Your diapers will get their absorbency back!

Great price on Bm Genius!

They are $4 off! I don't know how long they'll last