- Fill your empty jar with baking soda. Leave a bit of room at the top.
- Add 10-20 drops of essential oil. Use more or less depending on how strong you want the scent to be.
- Stir the mixture being sure to break up any clumps.
- Punch holes in the lid of the jar with a hammer and nails.
- Enjoy the fresh scent!
Knickernappies Custom Fit Diaper
Custom Fit diaper provides the perfect trim fit! Available with microfiber inserts or our popular LoopyDo Inserts!
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Monday, July 29, 2013
This is used to describe cloth diapers that smell bad despite being clean.
Increase the amount of detergent.
Switch detergents - your detergent may not be doing a great job.
Decrease the amount of diapers you wash at once. If your load is too big, your diapers will not get clean.
If you notice a burning, knock your socks off smell in your dirty diapers, you are dealing with ammonia! There are two types of ammonia:
Diaper Pail Ammonia: if your diapers doesn't wreak of ammonia after you change your baby, but you notice the smell after they've been in the diaper pail, this is common! If this is your problem, you'll want to wash more often and rinse your diapers before throwing them in the pail.
Diaper Change Ammonia: if you can't change your baby's diaper without being blown away from the ammonia smell, you need to strip your diapers! The ammonia can cause burns on your baby that are very painful, so it's important to treat your diapers. You'll want to start rinsing your diapers before throwing them into the pail, especially nighttime diapers. If you have hard water, consider adding Calgon to your wash routine. Make sure your detergent is rinsing out of your diapers in your wash routine. You may need to decrease the amount of detergent you use.
Have you been battling cloth diaper stink issues? Have you tried any of the tips above? Please share!
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Monday, July 15, 2013
- Optical Brightners
- Fabric Softeners
- Wrinkle Guards
A few notes:
- Powdered detergents should be dissolved before adding your diapers.
- Free and Clear detergents can cause build-up which can lead to leaks.
- Powdered detergents are best for hard water.
- If you have hard water, consider adding Calgon to your wash routine.
Knickernappies recommends the following detergents:
- Allen's Naturally
- Country Save
- Mountain Green
- Tiny Bubbles
- Rockin' Green
Have you found a detergent that works well in your routine?
Saturday, July 6, 2013
Our custom fit diapers were praised for their great fit, side snaps, and option of microfiber or hemp blend inserts.
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Monday, July 1, 2013
1. Save the Planet! - The average baby uses between 5,000 and 8,000 diapers! That's a lot! If you are using disposable diapers, they are thrown into a landfill to sit for an estimated 250-500 years before decomposing! That means that every disposable diaper that has ever been thrown away is still sitting in a landfill somewhere. Yikes! Cloth diapers can be reused for multiple babies and even repurposed once you are finished with them.
2. Save your wallet! - It costs roughly $2,500 to diaper a baby from birth to potty training using disposable diapers. With cloth you can save hundreds, even thousands of dollars! A baby can be cloth diapered for less than $100 when using flats or prefolds and for just a few hundred dollars you can use modern cloth.
3. Protect your baby's skin! - Disposable diapers are full of harmful chemicals. Have you ever heard of toulene, sodium polyacrylate or dioxin? These are just a few of the harmful chemicals used in cloth diapers. Sodium polyacrylate is the gel like substance in disposable diapers. It has been linked to TSS and banned in the use of tampons. Dioxin is used to bleach the diapers to look white. The EPA considers it a cancer causing agent. Toulene is found in paints and gasoline and creates the awful smell. Cloth diapers are made from fabric. Not harmful chemicals to come into contact with your baby's skin!
4. It's easier than you think! - Sure, there is a bit of a learning curve in the beginning, especially if you are used to disposable diapers. The information on cloth diapers can be overwhelming at first, all the different brands, styles, and accessories. Once you get started, you will quickly become an expert! You will find that one extra load of laundry really isn't that bad and it's much more convenient than running to Target at midnight because you are out of diapers.
5. Oh my, the cuteness! - Have you ever seen a baby wearing a cloth diaper? Oh my! Is there anything cuter?
What is your #1 reason for using cloth?