Lisa Kuhl is a busy mom of three (3) kids blogging about cloth diapers, breastfeeding, parenting, babywearing, co-sleeping, green and natural products, pets and more at The Secret Life of a SAHM. Let’s hear a few of this cloth diapering mom’s favorite tips and tricks that she’s learned along the way.
Change it up! When starting out buy a variety of diapers instead of all the same ones. Diaper work and fit differently for each baby. Ones that work great for your friends might not work great for you.
Keep ‘em clean. Strip your diapers once a month to keep build-up at bay. Stripping diapers regularly will keep them nice and fresh – no one wants their diapers to smell like a barn!
Reduce build-up, naturally. When you wash your diapers be sure to do a cold rinse before washing them with hot water and detergent. The cold rinse will get all the “nasties” out of the diapers and lower your chances of staining. After your hot wash, do a second wash on hot without soap to help lower build-up in diapers.
Got stains? No one likes stains, but every cloth diapering parent knows that they happen from time to time. Spray some lemon juice on them and lay the diapers in the sun for a natural way to “bleach” your diapers.
Reduce redness. Leg elastic leaving red marks or indentations on your baby? Try running your finger along it after you put the diaper on. That will make sure there is no bunching up and ensure a proper fit, which should rid your little one of painful redness.
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