Washing Cloth Diapers in Hard Water - a list of do's and don'ts

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If you are washing in hard water, minerals from the water can over time get left behind and lodged in the fibers of your diapers. This mineral build-up can lead to repellency and stink issues – and if left untreated can also lead to diaper rash and open sores. Below are some do’s and don’ts of washing your cloth diapers in hard water:

Preventing Stiffness, Leaks, and Odors with Your Pooters Hemp Fitted

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Preventing Stiffness, Leaks, and Odors with Your Pooters Hemp Fitted
How to wash and care for your Pooters Overnight Hemp fitted diaper so it lasts you a lifetime.

Cloth Diaper Friendly Detergents: A List of What Detergents You Should Use on Your Cloth Diapers

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Cloth Diaper Friendly Detergents: A List of What Detergents You Should Use on Your Cloth Diapers
The key to simple laundering with cloth diapers is choosing the right detergent. Some detergents have other ingredients in them that when used on cloth diapers over time create build up on the diapers causing them to retain odors and become less absorbent.

Where to get the best deals on overnight cloth diapers

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Where to get the best deals on overnight cloth diapers

Here's a quick roundup (with links) of where you can find the best deals on the most absorbent overnight cloth diapers on the market.   #1 Kissing Blake Bullet Proof Night Diapers Absorbs 30 ounces Normally Costs: $44 For deals, check out Kissing Black B/S/T on Facebook.  #2 - Pooters Overnight Plus Absorbs 31 ounces Normally Costs: $28 For deals, check out Pooters B/S/T on Facebook, eBay, Crunchy Boutique in Arlington, TX, or the Nurturing Nest in Reno, Nevada #3 Sustainablebabyish Absorbs 32 ounces Material: Organic bamboo fleece Normally Costs: $29.95 For deals, check out either of these B/S/T pages...

Wool 101 - the quickest guide to understanding wool

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Wool 101 - the quickest guide to understanding wool
Everything you ever needed to know about using wool with your cloth diapers summed up in a quick 5 minute read.

5 steps to get you started with cloth diapers

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5 steps to get you started with cloth diapers
Getting started with cloth diapers can be a confusing process. Let us walk you through everything you need to know.

How to Wash Cloth Diapers

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  1. Place diapers and diaper pail liner in washing machine
  2. Run one (1) HOT rinse cycle with no detergent. *add Calgon or Borax if you have hard water
  3. Run one (1) HOT wash cycle (Heavy load) with 1 scoop of a recommended detergent
  4. Dry (either in dryer or on clothesline)

Ammonia Buildup in Cloth Diapers and Ammonia Burns: How to Get Rid of It

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Do you diapers wreak of ammonia after just one pee? Is your baby suffering from ammonia burns when she wakes up in the morning? This means your diapers are getting clean enough and there is bacteria buildup. Here are 5 things you can do to get rid of horrible ammonia / bacteria buildup in your cloth diapers.

Cloth Diapers in Daycare - how to get your daycare comfortable with your baby's cloth diapers

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Using cloth in daycare is possible with the right tools and the right information:

Cloth Diaper Shopping - determining how many cloth diapers you'll need to buy

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The chart below provides recommendations for purchases based on the type of cloth diaper and age of the baby.

Cloth Diaper Rash Cream Recommendations - a list of good and bad diaper rash creams for cloth diapers

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Cloth Diaper Rash Cream Recommendations - a list of good and bad diaper rash creams for cloth diapers
Not all diaper rash creams are created equal. We've compiled a list of diaper rash creams that are and are not recommended for use with cloth diapers. 

Bamboo and Hemp Cloth Diaper Washing Instructions

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Bamboo and Hemp, like fleece, are also very easy to care for, but there are a few watch-outs and tips to keep in mind.
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