Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Cloth Diapering Tips and Tricks I've learned along the way!


After a year and a half of cloth diapering, I've figured out a few tips and tricks to help you out!
  • Rinse, rinse, rinse! Rinsing diapers before throwing them in the pail, especially nighttime diapers, can help keep ammonia at bay!
  • Wash your diapers every 2-3 days. The longer they sit, the more time ammonia has time to develop.
  • Use flushable liners when traveling. They will make cleaning off poopy diapers so much easier!
  • Keep a spare diaper in your car. You never know when you'll need one!
  • Prefolds and flats work great trifolded. No need for fancy folds or "pins".
  • Microfiber can cause compression leaks! Use a natural fiber or add a doubler.
  • Less is more! Start with less detergent and add a little more if you need to. More detergent can cause buildup or ammonia issues.
  • What diapers work for your friend's baby, may not work your baby.
  • Weight recommendations are not an exact size. Look at how the diaper fits on your baby to determine when to change the rise on one-sized diapers.
  • Ammonia smells are from too much detergent. Barnyard smells are from not enough detergent.
What tips and tricks have you figured out?



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