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Tag Archive: laundry

The Epic Struggle of Laundry
August 24, 2018 7:11 pm | by

Raise your hand if you are constantly falling behind on laundry. My hand is way up in the air! Even pre-kids, I had a hard time keeping up with laundry. Now, I am the main washer of clothes for my family of 4 plus pets. It’s amazing how much clothing tiny humans seem to dirty! Add cloth diaper laundry, and it’s like the mail. It just keeps coming and will never be done. Tips for Keeping Up with Laundry Make a Plan When I am getting ready, I can easily go through multiple outfits until I find something worthy of

Why Wool Dryer Balls?
February 20, 2018 8:59 pm | by
Why you should switch to wool dryer balls

As manufacturers, retailers, and users of cloth diapers, the staff at Cotton Babies collectively has a thorough understanding of the challenges and opportunities families face while using cloth diapers. We believe in keeping laundry simple and using what works best for each family. Of course, we do have products we tend to lean toward. For example, bumGenius has its very own brand of laundry detergent formulated specifically to be gentle on baby, but strong enough to effectively clean your laundry, dirty diapers included. When it comes to drying diapers, we recommend line-drying or tumble dry low. We also have a tip

Natural Laundry Detergent for Cloth Diapers
March 29, 2017 10:00 am | by

We are frequently asked, “What kind of laundry detergent should I use on my cloth diapers?” Answer: You have lots of options, and we want you to find a solution that you feel good about. Find what works for your family First, what kind of detergent are you currently using? Do you use it on your baby’s clothes? How’s that going for you? If you and your baby are happy and your clothes are clean, try that detergent on your cloth diapers. Seriously, use what works for you and your family! If you’re not happy and you need some pointers, feel

Cloth 101: Washing Cloth Diapers
March 22, 2015 4:08 pm | by
Cloth 101: Washing Cloth Diapers

Washing cloth diapers may seem overwhelming, but it’s really pretty simply. Although many detergents will work well when washing cloth diapers, it is important to find one that effectively cleans your diapers and works well for the needs of your whole family. Laundry detergents that work well for a baby’s regular clothing may also be suitable for cloth diapers. Some detergents contain ingredients such as perfumes, dyes, optical brighteners, and fabric softeners that may leave residue on fabric. In our experience, detergent residue can be problematic for cloth diapers and for little ones with skin sensitivities. If your child seems

Real Mom Talk: Letting Kids Choose Their Own Clothes
February 23, 2015 6:46 pm | by

Getting 3 kids out of bed, dressed, fed, and out the door each morning is a circus: matching outfits, brushing teeth, combing hair, finding shoes, putting on coats. It’s chaos. A time-sucker. It’s not for the faint of heart. Mama’s always trying to find a way to make it easier. I used to pick out a week’s worth of outfits per kid every Sunday night. This way we’d have an easier time getting out the door each morning. Sometimes this would backfire. On more than one occasion, my daughter put ALL of the clothes on, as well as her brother’s

Review: PurECOsheet Reusable Chemical Free Dryer Sheets
September 28, 2014 11:35 am | by

Are you tired of throwing chemicals into your laundry or spending tons of money on “natural” fabric softeners and dryer sheets? Look no further! PurEco Sheets are perfect for you. These reusable, chemical free dryer sheets are 100% hypoallergenic and are unscented, unless of course, you want to put a few drops of essential oils on them. They will leave no residue on your clothes or in your dryer. This makes them safe for your clothes, towels, bed sheets, infant clothing, and even cloth diapers! One box of PurEco Sheets will last you for hundreds of loads and only need

Review: bumGenius Laundry Detergent
September 18, 2014 8:14 pm | by

I’m a working mama of 3 kids, and I’ll admit, I often don’t do things the “easy” way. I love to cook from scratch, I clean incessantly, and I research almost every product before making a purchase. So there are times I just need something to be simple. And using cloth diapers is simple! But with it comes a whole slew of techniques on how to clean them: spraying, swishing, soaking, sunning, etc. I don’t have time for all that! I do laundry seemingly around-the-clock as it is. I just want something that works the first time; something that I don’t

Storing Cloth Diapers for the Next Baby
November 10, 2013 11:43 am | by
Prepping Cloth Diapers

Cloth diapers are meant to be reused.  And depending on the condition of your stash and the overall wear and tear, you may be able cloth diaper future children with your existing bumGenius, Flip, and Econobum products, which increases your savings and helps you get the most out of your investment. We have put together some helpful tips for storing cloth diapers for the next baby. Unlike other household items, cloth diapers should not be tossed into a box and dumped in a closet or basement for a few months — or years. So if you’re planning to use your cloth diapers on another

Cloth 101: Outdoor Drying
July 1, 2013 9:58 am | by
Prepping Cloth Diapers

Ah, summer. What’s not to love about the season? School is out, vacations are planned, and the weather is nice, which can only mean one thing: air drying cloth diapers. Line drying your cloth diapers is a great way to save money, and each month, it can put more than $10 back in your pocket. But not only that, drying your diapers in the sun can also remove stains and sanitize your stash. To dry your cloth diapers outside, you don’t need a traditional clothesline and clothespins. You can use a folding drying rack or set your diapers over a