Category Cloth Diapering

How to Fold a Flat Origami Style

Folding flats is intimidating!  I scoured the internet to find resources on folding them and came across many helpful tutorials and videos.  I like to put my own spin on things so I also made a tutorial video. I don’t claim to be perfect on folding flats but so far my method is working on…
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How to Fold a Flat Kite Style

Folding flats in the “Kite” style is actually quite fun!  As the name suggests, Kite Style makes your square Flat look, momentarily, like a homemade Kite.  When you fold each side in you will see it. I found the Kite style to be very trim.  I also found out that everyone seems to do it…
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Intro to Cloth Diapers: Flats- Your Grandma’s Cloth Diapers

For the lstest installment of my Introduction to Cloth Diaper Series I have filmed an overview video of Flats. Flat cloth diapers are the same diapers our grandmothers, and great-grandmothers used.  They are usually a single layer of birdseye cotton and square in shape, although many flats are not perfectly square. The beauty of flats…
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#FlatsChallenge: How to Make a Camp Style Washer Instructional Video

I am slowly getting information together for participants.  You can see in this video how easy it is to make a camp style washer out of a 5 Gallon Bucket and plunger.  Total cost for the basic version-0.00-10.00.  Cost for the “luxury” version-10.00-20.00. You could also purchase the Mobile Washer (Hand Operated Washing Machine) in…
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Take the Flats and Handwashing Challenge May 23-30

Everyone around the country is feeling the pinch of the economy. The prices of food, gas, and even cotton are rising.  These necessary items mean that “luxury” goods aren’t as affordable.  Even worse, families can’t buy items considered necessities.  But what do you do when you have a baby (or babies) in diapers and you…
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DDL Loves YOU! 2 Year Blogiversary Celebration

April 9, 2009 was my first post on this blog.  I started out wanting to make videos about cloth diapers to help parents who weren’t able to see them in stores.  I don’t think I had a clue what I was getting myself into! My videos were clumsy, long, and low quality.  Now they are…
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What’s a Cloth Diaper? Animated Video for Newbies!

One of the things that I have noticed lacking in the cloth diaper world is an introduction to cloth diapers that is simple, not overwhelming, and that isn’t brand specific. Generally speaking, the only people interested in putting the time and effort into this type of thing are big brands. I got the idea in…
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Intro to Cloth Diapers: All-in-Two’s

As part of my (possibly indefinite) Introduction to Cloth Diapers Series I am covering All-in-Two cloth diapers this week. All-in-Two’s, are waterproof shells (covers) with replaceable inserts.  This definition means you could use virtually any combination of waterprof cover and soaker pads, but there are many cloth diapers designed for this purpose. Most All-in-Two’s are…
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Is it Spring Yet?

The Rosas household is getting really antsy and can’t wait for the weather to warm up!  When the weather report threatens forecasts of snow and record setting low temperatures it really messes with your mood. Fortunately we have been keeping busy.  I am constantly updating The Cloth Diaper Finder with new diapers.  I am up…
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