My Minimalist Cloth Diaper Laundry Routine - no fuss, no stress, easy peasy.

We know what has and hasn’t worked with the previous two babies and when to just stick with something that works for the sake of sanity. (And good clean cloth diapers)

So when it comes to washing that precious baby’s diapers, ain’t nobody in this house got time for something complicated. Instead? It goes something likes this…


Cloth Diapering - My Minimalist System

Oh man. It’s simple. It’s basic. It’s cheap. Most importantly, it works really well for us!

So how do we cloth diaper?

I’m so glad you asked friend!


I always say about diaper bags and baby carriers that it’s the MOM’s accessory, not the baby’s. So I avoid “baby prints” and pastels, which have never been my thing. Why would I want to carry a diaper bag that says “It’s a boy!” with blue teddy bears and balloons on it? My current big


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Through the last 20 months or so, my diaper bag / “to go gear” for Anneliese has gone through many incarnations. There was the newborn phase I wrote about before, the next phase which included all of the same things plus “entertainment”… a few toys or books, then later things like bibs and snacks were


“Dwelling on the Diaper Bag – NEWBORN BABY Edition” Today, April 3, Joseph had his first outing: to the pediatrician for his first check-up and newborn screening. Tomorrow we’re going out again so he can get his birth certificate from the county (he has to attend as “proof of live birth”) and so the chiropractor


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This is sponsored content from BlogHer and GE. What do you do to conserve energy? Here’s what I do: Cloth: Why use something disposable when you can use cloth? (This goes for paper/plastic dishes, cups, and utensils too.) Sure I have paper towels around, but I rarely use them. Instead of storing them prominently within


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It’s still January, so I figure I’m still allowed to do “year end wrap-up” type posts and “new year goal setting” posts. We’ll start with the former. 2010 was a pivotal year in a lot of ways. I was pregnant for more than half of the year, became a mother, learned that my family would


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Anneliese peed in her potty three times today. Three! What??? WHY? She’s a BABY! You may or may not have noticed, but I briefly mentioned a while ago that I was interested in trying elimination communication with Anneliese. Basically, it’s the idea that if you notice signs that your baby needs to pee or poo,


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This post is my fifth in the gWhiz! gDiaper series. In this one, I’ll show you how I manage my diaper laundry. Everyone seems to have their own methods for handling diaper laundry, so this is just one valid way to do it. I figure if you’re not sure where to start, you might like


A Serge of Energy – With My Brother Serger

Well, not of energy, but of free time today. Yesterday, my girl didn’t nap at all, and nursed almost all day. Today she’s been sleeping almost all day. But who could resist the pun, when I’ve been playing with my serger today? I bought this serger based on its TONS of 4-5 star reviews, and


gWhiz! – gDiapers 101 – Tiny gPants Details

gDiapers not only has Small, Medium, and Large gPants, but also newborn Tiny gPants which are intended for your babies when they’re at their smallest. A lot of people out there seem to be very curious about these tiny gPants, especially since they’re not sold in stores, and are only available in the new baby


gWhiz! – gDiapers 101 – My Changing Station and Procedures

This post is the third installment in my gWhiz! gDiaper series. In this one, I’ll introduce you to my changing station and procedures for changing a diaper. There are countless ways to arrange your own space, but I know that this is the sort of thing I love to read – peeks into people’s organization,



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