Orders have been placed, so new stock should be coming soon!
Here’s a little sampling of what’s to come:
When new stock comes in, it’s like Christmas…gotta love Christmas in July 😉
Cloth diapers and accessories are flying off the shelves, but luckily, we just got some more in!
Bummis Swimmis are ready to make a splash at the beach or pool on your lil ones tushie. Thirsties Duo Wraps and AMP one size duo pockets are also all stocked up again, looking to brighten the day with fun colors and patterns.
Happy cloth diapering!
HOORAY!! We just received a shipment of Thirsties to re-stock our shelves. The ever popular Thirsties Duo Wrap Snaps are all topped up in your favorite colors and prints!!
And oh goodie-goodie, Thirsties Duo Hemp Prefolds are back on the shelf as well. Pair these with a cloth diaper cover to make a cloth diapering dynamic duo. A cover plus insert system is an excellent choice for your little sweetie, and easy on the pocketbook too.
We’ve also restocked the Thirsties Fab Doublers, Fab Wipes, Hemp Inserts, and Stay Dry Duo Inserts. If you’re looking for the fab wipes in boys colors they were out of stock at the manufacturer but we will have them available as soon as possible.
You can’t go wrong with Thirsties and all their fabulous cloth diapering choices…
We love, love, love Thirsties Duo Wraps. They feature a two-size system which means Size 1 will offer a great fit on your little newborn right from day 1. It also means Size 2 will work well on your toddler right up to potty training. The inside of these covers can be wiped clean between uses which means diaper changes can be just switching out the soiled insert for a clean one, allowing for fewer wraps in rotation and great affordability.
The leg gussets on the Thirsties Duo Wraps are a fabulous feature as they provide an extra barrier to help keep messes in the diaper and not on baby’s clothes.
This sale is only good for as long as we have them on our shelves – once they’re gone, they’re gone! So check out the great color and print collection right now in the Thirsties Duo Wraps and add these versatile covers to your cloth diapering collection.
Wondering what’s en route? Here’s the summary… We will update with a post when the products have arrived.
- Snapless Multis
- Happy Little Clouds, Size 1 and 2
- Bamboo Fitteds
- VELOUR Happy Little Clouds!
- sloomb solid lanolin
- Tots Bots in Nature Girl, Pooper Hero, Blueberry, and Three Little Pigs
- BioSoft Flushable Liners
- Wet Bags
- Due to manufacturing delays we are currently low on our stock of all Rockin’ Green products. We are expecting Funk Rock and a re-stock on all scents and formulas in the upcoming 2-3 weeks.
In the grand discussion of concern for the environment, cloth diapers and high-efficiency washers are two topics that come up often. Yet many wonder if these two – while each a great action to save the environment on its own – are mutually exclusive. Since HE washers run their cycles with very little water, is it possible to use cloth diapers and actually get them clean?
Cloth diapering is certainly do-able with an HE washer – you just need a little creativity. Ironically, washing cloth diapers in an HE washer doesn’t run the washer at its most efficient.
The key to getting your diapers clean, regardless of the type of washer, is water, water, water. Water is the only way to rid them of urine, residues, and odors. Thus, with an HE washer, you want to make sure there’s enough water in the wash cycle to ensure the diapers aren’t just flopping around!
For example, if you look into your wash window when you’re washing a load of clothes, you’ll likely see a couple of inches of water at the bottom of the wash tub. However, if you look in while you’re washing diapers, there’s typically no or very little extra water to see. This is because your lovely diapers are so absorbent that they soak up all the wash water provided. Thus, you need to figure out how to get extra water in the tub. There are a few ways to do this:
Use a no-spin pre-rinse. If your machine can do a rinse cycle without draining out the water at the end, run that cycle right before the wash cycle.
Know how to “trick” your machine. You can also trick your machine into thinking there’s more to wash than there actually is. Add in a pair of jeans or a towel to the wash cycle to get more water added to the cycle – jeans work especially well since they don’t absorb as much as a towel does.
Run multiple cycles. We find that it often works best to run two cold rinse cycles, one extra-long hot wash with Country Save or Rockin’ Green detergent, then two final cold rinse cycles. The first pre-rinse gets rid of urine and gunk, the second pre-rinse preps the diapers for the wash, the wash gets the diapers clean, then the two final rinses ensures there is no detergent or other build-up left on the diapers to keep them as absorbent as possible.
Use diapers that fit your wash routine. Traditional pockets and all-in-ones are the most difficult to keep clean in an HE washer. Pockets like FuzziBunz can be problematic because they’re so light they trigger very little water into the drum. Traditional AIO’s like the Blueberry One-Size Simplex Cloth Diaper are difficult because they require lots of agitation to get sufficient water through them to actually get them spankin’ clean. Diapers that work especially WELL in an HE washer are Tots Bots Easy Fit All in One Cloth Diaper, Thirsites hemp and Bummi’s organic cotton prefolds, as well as many of the newer AIO’s.
Wash often. Most people who use HE washers report that their diapers get the cleanest when they run small loads and wash every day or two. However, in the effort to keep things as efficient as possible, we still recommend washing every two to three days if you can. That way you don’t have to run your machine as often and you don’t have to keep as many diapers on hand.
As you can see, creativity is the name of the game to being successful with an high-efficiency washer – and you cloth diapering mamas are some of the most resourceful, creative people we know! Our hats are off to you!