May 10, 2012

Love your Thirsties Cloth Diapers? Let us tell you how to best care for them!

Did you know that most products come with some kind of warranty? Now, if you read the fine print you’re probably fine and covered under warranty. If you don’t, and you wash your diapers with something that is not covered under the warranty, then, well, you’re short out of luck!

According to Thirsties’ website here’s how you should wash and care for your Thirsties’ cloth diapers:

Wash: The wash and care instructions for Thirsties are similar to other cloth diaper wash instructions – wash on hot with a heavy cycle and do a cold rinse. As you can expect do not use anything in your washing routine that has additives, softeners, or dyes. Thirsties recommends not using water that is higher than 130 degrees. Doing so will cause damage to the diaper.

Drying: The drying suggestion is the same as other cloth diapering companies – mostly on low heat. Thirsties recommends a 15 minute cycle on high heat once a month. This was interesting for me to read. Other cloth diapering parents, retailers, and bloggers disagree with this practice. Thirsties suggests sunning your diapers.

Warranty: The warranty is for the first year to the date of purchase. This covers sewing defects that occur before the diaper has been used. It does not cover any wear and tear issues such as leaking, stains, fading, or residual build up.

Any use of bleach, Borax or fabric softeners will disqualify your product from warranty.
Elizabeth (aka Bert) is a stay-at-home-mom and contributing writer for She Thinks Media. She lives in the Twin Cities with her husband, Ben, her son Buggie, and daughter Lady Bug.  When she's not trying to convince Buggie to expand his interests beyond Thomas the Train or put his pants back on she's writing about her experiences as a mom on her blog, First Time Mom (FTM). After all, Bert maintains there's a first time for everything, even if you  have more than one child! 

May 9, 2012

5 Reasons Why Cloth Diaper Sprayers ROCK!

Why I Love My Diaper Sprayer

5.It’s kept my diapers nice and white. We’ve been using the same pocket diapers since my son was 8 weeks old. Even when he was only getting breastmilk, I used the diaper sprayer to spray off the dirty diapers. Now my daughter’s using the same diapers and they really look good as new!

4.It’s a great way to rinse off clothes that are victims to diaper blowouts! My son is the king of pooping. Yep, disgusting, I know. Our diaper sprayer has saved me from having to trek downstairs into our laundry room to rinse off the nastiness that’s escaped into his clothes. Plus, it puts that nastiness where it belongs – in the toilet.

3.Two words: Power Washing. If you’ve never used a diaper sprayer you’re in for a treat! You can easily adjust the water pressure to your satisfaction and trust me that little sprayer can muster up a lot of pressure! I’ve used my diaper sprayer to power wash my screens in our bathtub many time.

2.Unpredictability = waste. My son, when he was wearing cloth diapers, had what they call frequent toddler stools or something like that. Basically he pooped in his diaper all day long. I simply didn’t have the option to use a biodegradable liner like my friends had used. He had no pooping schedule so either I’d waste my money buying liners or I could use the diaper sprayer and rinse it off in the toilet. Best decision we made.

1.Being able to rinse off our potty training chair. I didn’t think when we made the decision to buy a diaper sprayer that we’d be using it for potty training but we have! It’s been an awesome way to rinse out my son’s little potty chair without using our sink or bathtub. If you haven’t gotten a diaper sprayer yet…ask yourself one question – why? I promise you won’t regret your decision. I know I haven’t!

Elizabeth (aka Bert) is a stay-at-home-mom and contributing writer for She Thinks Media. She lives in the Twin Cities with her husband, Ben, her son Buggie, and daughter Lady Bug.  When she's not trying to convince Buggie to expand his interests beyond Thomas the Train or put his pants back on she's writing about her experiences as a mom on her blog, First Time Mom (FTM). After all, Bert maintains there's a first time for everything, even if you  have more than one child! 

May 8, 2012

Trophy Tuesday, Enter to win a GroVia Magic Stick or Save 15% when you order one!

 Trophy Tuesday y'all!  Time to announce the next great featured product that you can both enter to win and you can save 15% off when you order this week only, using code TROPHY!

This week's Trophy Tuesday prize is GroVia's popular and beloved Magic Stick! 


GroVia Magic Stick’s all natural and organic ingredients and petroleum-free formula is safe to use with cloth or disposable diapers.
  • Keep Your Hands Clean and Baby Happy
  • Safe to use with both cloth diapers and disposables.
  • Use a light layer to protect baby's skin from wetness.
  • Helps to clear up minor rashes
  • Hate greasy, messy hands? Great NO MESS packaging makes application a cinch. Just the right amount will be left on baby's skin and NONE on yours!
  • Safe to use for minor skin irritations....chapped skin, stretch marks, most anywhere you need extra moisture.
  • Made with natural and organic ingredients.
To Use: Use as needed with diaper changes and at night before bed. Apply to clean, dry skin.

Looking for the ingredients?  Read all about them here.

Sale:  Use code TROPHY and save 15% this week only on the purchase of a GroVia Magic Stick!

Giveaway:  Enter to win a GroVia Magic Stick from Cloth Diaper Outlet!  Use the Rafflecopter form below to submit your entries.



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Winner of our Kawaii Trophy Tuesday is Sharon M!

Our Trophy Tuesday Giveaway has ended and a winner has been chosen!

Congrats to Sharon M!  She's the lucky winner of a Kawaii OS Diaper in the print of her choice from available stock.

Thank you to all who entered.  We'll have another great giveaway up in just a few.

Sharon, check your email for a notification from us.