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Good morning, readers! Hope you all had a fabulous weekend! We have been enjoying the uncharacteristically warm and sunny weather here in Bloomington, and getting plenty of outdoor time before it plummets into winter. In addition to soaking up the 65 degree sun, we have had a busy week of working, and we also had baby Bear’s six month well baby check. SIX MONTHS! Big sad mama tears.Read More
Posted in Cloth Diapering Cloth Diaper Care By Hanna Kilar

How to Tuesday: Lanolize Wool like a Pro!

October 27, 2015 8:43:06 AM EDT

Part of what makes working at the store so awesome is sharing tips and tricks of all our awesome baby swag with customers. Teaching is such a big part of our job! As is learning :) So, Hanna and I have devised a plan to widen that circle of knowledge! Welcome to- *How To Tuesdays!* Every other Tuesday (or so), either Hanna or I will check in here with some type of instructional somethingorother that is meant to enlighten and inspire! Feel free to give lots of feedback or suggestions for future posts! Struggling with something? Chances are you aren't alone, let us help!Read More
Posted in Cloth Diapering Cloth Diaper Care By Jordan Karch
The great thing about cloth diapering mamas (and papas) is that they are usually very willing to help a fellow cloth diaper-er out, by offering suggestions and advice. But it's important to remember that what works for one person, may not work for another...Read More
Posted in Cloth Diapering Cloth Diaper Care By Stephanie Beck

I'm a cloth diapering rule breaker!

October 27, 2014 9:00:00 AM EDT

For over a year now, I've given quite a bit of advice about cloth diapering here on the TGN Blog. You may have heard me say on occasion, "always follow your manufacturer's instructions for care" or "check with your manufacturer to make sure this or that doesn't void your warranty. But, I have a confession... I am a cloth diapering rule breaker. I break A LOT of rules. I haven't always been this way. When I first started cloth diapering, I followed all of "the rules" to a T. But as time went on, I found I had to bend and eventually break certain rules to make cloth diapering work for me and my particular situation. To be clear, the following is NOT advice. I do believe one should try their best to follow their manufacturer's guidelines for care. I'm not saying you should break the rules. I'm just saying that sometimes you do what you gotta do to make it work for you...Read More
Posted in Cloth Diapering Cloth Diaper Care By Stephanie Beck

Become a TGN Blog Contributor and Earn Rewards!

October 18, 2014 10:08:28 AM EDT

Need a creative outlet? How about some TGN rewards points to help fund your cloth diaper stash? We're looking for writers to share their experiences with cloth diapering, babywearing, and other topics to feature on the TGN Blog. No prior blogging experience is required!Read More
Let's talk diaper laundry. I know, I know. It may sound intimating, but let me tell you... if you're getting good advice, washing cloth diapers can actually be quite simple! Keep in mind, not all advice is good advice. Chances are, you may have heard that cloth diapering laundry is VERY different than your regular ol' load of laundry and you should be using half the amount of detergent you typically use or even less. Part of this is true. Cloth diaper laundry is different than your typical load of laundry... it's MUCH dirtier. But the part about using much, much less detergent than it takes to get your typical load of laundry clean... for many cloth diapering families, following this tidbit could be setting them up for failure, leaving them with unclean, stinky diapers, and resorting to crazy and excessive stripping processes. GroVia wants cloth diapering families to know that diaper laundry is not that complicated and stink is not "just a part of cloth diapering." They offer a simple, commen sense approach to washing cloth diapers. All you need is SUDS...Read More
Posted in Cloth Diapering Cloth Diaper Care By Stephanie Beck

Less (detergent) is more... more stripping!

August 25, 2014 8:30:00 AM EDT

One tablespoon… that was the amount of detergent I used to wash a load of diapers in my high efficiency washer. I had just started cloth diapering and wanted to make sure I was doing everything right. I had heard that when it comes to washing cloth diapers less is more, and I should be using about 1/4 of the recommended amount of soap that I use on my regular laundry. I measured out each load with the scoop that came with the package of detergent, and when I lost that scoop, I used a designated measuring spoon. Compared to how much soap I used to get my regular laundry clean in my extremely-hard well water, this seemed like a miniscule amount. I was a cloth diaper newbie, but I wondered, how in the world was this going to get my diapers clean?? The answer… it wasn’t. A mere two weeks in and I was on my computer googling…Read More
Posted in Cloth Diapering Cloth Diaper Care By Stephanie Beck

Find out what it's really like to wash cloth diapers at the laundromat in an interview with a mom who does just that...

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Posted in Cloth Diapering Cloth Diaper Care By Stephanie Beck

Hanging ‘em out to dry

April 6, 2014 9:42:00 PM EDT

It’s FINALLY starting to feel more like spring here in the Midwest. I’m so excited to start spending more time outdoors with the kids, going on walks, and just enjoying the fresh air after being cooped up all winter. As sad as it may sound, one thing I am really looking forward to is drying our cloth diapers out on the clothesline once again!Read More
Posted in Cloth Diapering Cloth Diaper Care By Stephanie Beck

Replacing Broken Snaps

March 24, 2014 8:30:00 AM EDT

Tutorial on replacing a broken snap on a cloth diaper.Read More
Posted in Cloth Diapering Cloth Diaper Care By Stephanie Beck

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