2 tried and true methods for getting stains out of your woolie

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2 tried and true methods for getting stains out of your woolie
It happens. Baby poops, leaks through the diaper and sets into your precious wool cover. Follow these steps to remove those stains from your wool cover.

Wool 102 - how to wash and lanolize wool cloth diaper covers

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Wool 102 - how to wash and lanolize wool cloth diaper covers

Learn how to care for and lanolize your wool in just 8 simple steps.  Plus, learn how to restore shrunken wool and how to remove stains from your wool.

Wool 103 - How to store wool for extended periods of time

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Wool 103 - How to store wool for extended periods of time
Prevent damage to your wool items by following these 6 simple steps for storing your wool over an extended period of time.

Vinegar - how to use vinegar safely with your cloth diapers

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Vinegar is a wonderful all-natural solution for your wash. It can be used to kill odor-causing bacteria, remove buildup from your diapers, soften your diapers and eliminate static. However, if used too often (i.e. more than once a month), it can break down the PUL in your diapers causing them to leak. Additionally, when used in hard water areas, it can react with the minerals in your water and cause your diapers to retain odors and bacteria.

3 steps to cure yeast diaper rash

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3 steps to cure yeast diaper rash

Yeast diaper rash occurs most commonly with the use of oral antibiotics, sugar, non-organic dairy, gluten, or breast milk from a mother with a yeast infection. Here's how you can clear it up.

Using Laundry Pure to Clean Cloth Diapers

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Did you know there is a way to clean your diapers better with cold water and no detergent? Well there is – and it's available through a new device called Laundry Pure. I heard about Laundry Pure from a Vollara rep (Joe Morris) at my local Earth Day fair this past April. I listened as he told me all the great benefits of this unit – particularly how it eliminates the use of harmful chemicals and hot water to clean clothes – but I was very skeptical. “Sure it works on ‘regular’ clothes”, I told him “but what about cloth diapers?” He didn’t know the answer, but both he and I were curious.

Using bleach on your cloth diapers

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Bleach is a wonderful whitening agent for other items in your laundry - but isn't recommended for your cloth diapers. Mainly because bleach can break down the elastic in your cloth diapers - causing them to lose their shape and fit. If your goal is to kill bacteria in your diapers - your hot wash cycle should do the trick. If you want to add something extra to your wash routine, consider using one of the following natural additives in your final rinse cycle. If you absolutely must use bleach, limit your use to 2 tbsps and use it sparingly. Also, consult with the manufacturer of your cloth diapers as bleach can void some manufacturer warranties.

Stained Cloth Diapers - tips for how to remove tough stains from your cloth diapers

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Listed below (in order of preference) are 3 tried and true methods for getting those hard-to-remove stains out of your diapers.

Shrunken Wool - how to fix a shrunken wool cloth diaper cover

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Shrunken Wool - how to fix a shrunken wool cloth diaper cover
Did you accidentally shrink your wool?  Follow these 6 steps to make it useable again.  It won't be like new, but it will definitely be better!

How to Soften Cloth Diapers - Hint: Dryer Sheets are Bad!

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Materials like hemp, terry, cotton and velour can harden over time and you’ll want to soften them up. Whatever you do though, don’t use fabric softener. It will reduce your diapers' absorbency and cause your waterproof covers to lose their moisture repellant abilities. A cloth diaper friendly solution is to use vinegar or wool dryer balls. Both will soften your diapers and reduce static.

Cloth Diapers and Static - how to get rid of static cling with your cloth diapers

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Eliminating Static At times static can be especially problematic in your cloth diapers. To get rid of it, try one of these two natural solutions. 1. Use vinegar in your rinse cycle Vinegar truly is a wonder solution when it comes to cloth diapers. Not only will it get rid of static, it also helps to get rid of odors and bacteria in your diapers, improves absorbency, and naturally softens. Simply add 1/4 cup of white distilled vinegar to the final rinse cycle of your diaper wash, or if you have a top-loading washer, add 1/4 cup of vinegar to...

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