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  • Reply Cindy June 1, 2020 at 3:47 pm

    Phew! Thankfully I am a long ways from diapers of any kind! This is great for new parents with environmentally conscious thinking or little ones with sensitive bottoms. I know my grandson was very sensitive to diapers and could only wear certain ones or would get a chemical burn.

    • Reply TONYA June 1, 2020 at 9:14 pm

      Ouch, poor guy! That sounds terrible. I have one daughter with a sensitive bottom, and she got diaper rash quite a bit as a baby. Not fun!

  • Reply Roselyn Frake June 1, 2020 at 4:14 pm

    Wow! I didn’t realize there were mom’s out there that actually use cloth diapers any more. I used them for my son and daughter (who are adults), although I did use disposable ones for trips, going to church, etc. Only I cannot image not cleaning them out first. I dumped the poop in the toilet and then soaked them in a pail with water and Lysol Liquid – this not only sanitized them, but kept them from smelling as well. Then they were washed, dried and folded when I had full load to wash. I believe babies are more comfortable in the cloth diapers, although is more work for the moms.

    • Reply TONYA June 1, 2020 at 9:12 pm

      To be honest, I had never thought about cloth diapering until I was pregnant for the first time. With breastmilk poop, you don’t have to rinse first but once baby starts eating solids, it’s definitely advisable. But most people today don’t soak cloth diapers. If there’s still residue, spraying them down really well with the diaper sprayer will keep them nice and wet until washing, and will help prevent staining. Cloth diapering certainly is different today than it used to be!

  • Reply Lisa June 1, 2020 at 7:38 pm

    Great advice to pass on to young moms!

    • Reply TONYA June 1, 2020 at 9:09 pm

      Thank you, Lisa!

  • Reply Yvette June 1, 2020 at 8:01 pm

    Everything about this is awesome. I hope new moms consider this. Wish I had known this when my kids were younger.

    • Reply TONYA June 1, 2020 at 9:09 pm

      Thanks, Yvette! Cloth diapering really isn’t as hard as it seems.

  • Reply Shirley June 2, 2020 at 6:43 am

    I used cloth diapers way back when disposables were rising stars of the diaper world. As a mom to six children, cloth diapers were the way to go for three of my kids at a time when cloth was not the preferred diapering method. As busy as I was with all my children at home, I found cloth to be a great choice for my family and never thought they were too much trouble. This article has great cloth diapers tips for the modern family and I hope more parents choose cloth!

    • Reply TONYA June 2, 2020 at 4:03 pm

      Thanks Shirley! Sounds like you were a busy lady. My mom cloth diapered a few of us before moving on to disposables, although I’m sure cloth diapering was a little different back then!

  • Reply Melissa| It's a Joyous Journey June 2, 2020 at 11:49 am

    I was never brave enough to try cloth diapers when my kids were babies. This is a good guide for those who choose that route. Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply TONYA June 2, 2020 at 4:01 pm

      Thanks! It sounds intimidating, but cloth diapering isn’t as bad as it sounds. 🙂

  • Reply Emily Ackerman June 2, 2020 at 2:56 pm

    Wow! Not sure I could do this with 4 kids hahaha

    • Reply TONYA June 2, 2020 at 4:01 pm

      Lol! That would definitely be a full time job!

  • Reply Barbara June 2, 2020 at 7:31 pm

    Good for you! Wow! Cloth diapers!

  • Reply erin June 2, 2020 at 8:24 pm

    I cloth diapered my twins and never regretted it! Great post to explain it and make it seem easy for those that aren’t used to cloth, thanks!

    • Reply TONYA June 3, 2020 at 8:53 am

      That’s awesome that you cloth diapered both of your babies!

  • Reply judean June 2, 2020 at 10:18 pm

    Very interesting. Cloth diapers are getting so popular these days! I wonder if the rinse method would help with regular, really dirty clothes?

    • Reply TONYA June 3, 2020 at 8:53 am

      That’s an interesting thought. It might be worth a try!

  • Reply Eva Keller June 5, 2020 at 12:16 pm

    I’ve always been curious what people do with cloth diapers since I’ve never had any kids to try them out on. Now I know!

    • Reply TONYA June 6, 2020 at 9:55 am

      Haha! Thanks for reading, and I’m glad I could help! 🙂

  • Reply Tara June 14, 2020 at 1:49 pm

    I really wish I would’ve had this blog post available when I had babies! I did cloth diapers for my first 2 kids then was working full time with my 3rd and decided it was too much hassle. You break it down nicely; thank you for that!

    • Reply TONYA June 14, 2020 at 4:31 pm

      That’s completely understandable; I stopped cloth diapering for quite a while because I was working full time and washing cloth diapers was just too much at that time. Sometimes, you just have to do what you have to do!

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