Tag Archives: Spring 2016

ASK CHILDBEARING: How do I wash cloth diapers at home?

Q: We’re considering purchasing cloth diapers for our baby. How exactly do you wash cloth diapers at home? A:Washing cloth diapers at home is super easy. There are many methods, but I will explain the very simple, very popular, dry-pail approach. Simply toss used diapers into a dry diaper pail (“dry” meaning its not full… Continue Reading

The Case for Cloth

By Barbara Mooring Having a baby and becoming parents is about the most beautiful and rewarding thing in the world. With it also comes a lot of work, effort and responsibility. Being a parent will also, very often, stretch your personal limit. But it also offers a lot of room for personal growth. Once you… Continue Reading

My Adventures in Lazy Diapering

By Stephanie Ondrack When weighing diaper options, few parents are aware that one of the choices is to use no diapers at all. Commonly referred to as “Elimination Communication” or “E.C.”, this approach to baby’s bodily waste involves skipping the diaper stage altogether. Imported from other countries, and originally a fringe movement locally, this bare-bottomed… Continue Reading

Cloth, Paper, Starkers: The choices for baby’s behind

Disposable Diapers Pros Easy Portable Highly absorbent Leaks are rare Cons Most expensive of all options Chemicals on baby’s skin Can cause diaper rash Tendency to leave them on too long Bad for environment Delays potty training Cloth Diapers Pros Less expensive (especially if you wash your own) Can be re-used with subsequent babies Environmentally… Continue Reading

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