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Wool 101 - the quickest guide to understanding wool
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.

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How to Cloth Diaper - cloth diaper terms, a list of what to buy, money saving tips, and video tutorials

Getting started with cloth diapers can be a confusing process but our guides will walk you through everything you need to know about cloth diapers and which diapers and accessories are best for you and baby. Start with the steps outlined below and feel free to check out our other helpful guides, FAQs and instructional videos for additional help if you need it.

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5 steps to remove rash cream from your cloth diapers
5 steps to remove rash cream from your cloth diapers

Traditional diaper rash creams have heavy oils and other ingredients in them (e.g. zinc oxide and cod liver oil) that stick to cloth diapers, causing them to leak and retain odors. Unfortunately you’ll need to use some elbow grease to make them useful again using the following steps.

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Cloth Diapering Essentials - a checklist of what you REALLY need to cloth diaper your baby

There are a lot of cloth diaper accessories out there and it can be hard to tell what you really need to cloth diaper your baby. Here’s a simple list of the essentials and a few "nice to haves".

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Cloth diaper shopping tips

When you consider the fact that the average person will spend anywhere from $1800 to $2100 to diaper a baby with disposables from birth to potty training – it’s not far fetched that budget restraints are a common reason why many mamas turn towards cloth diapers. But while you really can save money by using cloth diapers, it’s hard figuring out where to begin. Here are a few tips to help you make the best cloth diapering choices:

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Types of Cloth Diapers - descriptions, costs, pros and cons, and a tutorial video

With the exception of prefold diapers, all of the other diapers listed below are available in 'One-Size'. This means the diaper can be adjusted to fit your baby from 10 to 40 lbs. The benefit of one-size diapers is that they save you in the long run because you won't have to purchase multiple diapers for the various sizes of your baby. The downside to one-size diapers is that they are very bulky on newborns and don't truly provide a good fit until baby is about 10 to 12 lbs.

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Fleece Cloth Diaper Covers - washing, care and use instructions

While fleece is very easy to care for, there are a few watch-outs and tips to keep in mind.

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Cloth Diaper Washing Tips to stop leaks and stink

Below are a few tips that can help save you time, hassle, leaks and stinks.

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

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

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

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Vinegar - how to use vinegar safely with your cloth diapers

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.

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