Monday, May 13, 2013

Cloth diapering for the vintage gal

The more I dive into the green lifestyle the more I see how it also coincides with my retro lifestyle. Cloth diapering, cooking at home, shopping the farmers market are all things of yesteryear that we are starting to do again. Hey even the super fabolous Joan Holloway cloth diapers her little one and every knows Ms. Holloway can do no wrong.
That being said I am going to finally talk about my cloth diapering experiences.  There is so much information and everyone is so curious that I'm dedicating a week to cloth diapering. I'm sure you've heard about how much better for the environment it is. How cloth diapers don't have all the chemicals that disposables have. How they can save you hundreds of dollars. But have you seen the diapers of today they are so cute! We have taken Joan's diaper and revamped them!!
On this first post I'm just going to give you a run down of my routine: 
So you put a clean diaper on your baby just like you would a disposable  little one will wear it until he poops or no longer than two hours with just pee.

When it's time to change LO I take the diaper off shake any poops into the potty. Then stick the dirty diaper into my diaper pail.
Sometimes if the poops kinda of loose I will have to hose it in the sink. The only added thing with that is I will disinfect the sink when I'm done. Then about every two days I take my whole diaper pail and dump everything straight into the washing machine.
You pre-rinse in cold, wash hot water with a cloth diaper safe detergent. (There are many on the market, but the one most recommended in the cloth diapering community is Rocking Green) Lastly you need to do one more cold rinse to get any residue left. Cloth diapering has taught me a lot about my washing machine. lol!! I line dry my diapes because I love to line dry everything except my towels (makes them too crunchy) and living in California I have more days where the weather is perfect for this then not.
And that's it!!! Clean diapes ready to go onto babys butt once again. 

1 comment:

  1. I cloth diapered both of my kids and loved it! We saved so much money and late night trips to the store and it was easy to do. The thirsties duo wraps were the best thing since sliced bread and the snappi fastener..omg! My grandmas all really loved seeing the newest in cloth diapering and since my mama cloth diapered me, she was a big help in talking me into it and teaching me how to clean the poo rags! :P