October 5, 2012

Choosing the right Cloth Diaper Detergent for you.

There area lot of things to consider when choosing a cloth diaper detergent.  What works for one is not necessarily what will work for you.  Certainly fellow cloth diapering families have their favorites and ones they swear by, don't let it get you down if their recommendations turned out not to be your cure all cloth diaper detergent.

Choosing a cloth diaper detergent
Look for a detergent that is free of fabric softeners and fragrances designed to make your laundry smell good.  Both work to coat your diapers and laundry in order to achieve their goals of "soft" and "smelly."

If you're looking to use a special detergent for your diapers and not the rest of your laundry, make sure they're compatible.  Some cloth diaper or natural detergents require that you prep your washing machine before using it, if you've been using another detergent.  So going back and forth having to do this is not going to be cost effective and doesn't make a whole lot of sense.

Consider your water type.  Hard water, soft water, water softening system, city water?  These are all factors you should educate yourself on.  Sever detergents have come out with boosters or treatments for those with extreme water conditions.

Washing machine type?  Front loaders are notorious for using less water.  They also eliminate your ability to soak your diapers in the washer before washing.  Make sure you're using an HE detergent and one that works well with front loading machines.  There are lots of front loading tips and tricks on the web that you can google which will share with you ways to add extra water to your diapers and make them easier to launder.

Lastly, remember that you may have to try several detergents before you find the one that works for you, so don't become discouraged.  Do your homework, make sure you're using the recommended amount per that detergent manufacturer's guidelines, know your water type and washing machine and if it's not working for you then move on to try another.  Often you can even purchase samples.

Cloth Diaper Outlet has done a lot of research and testing within their own home and only provides you with options that have worked for them.

For a list of cloth diaper detergent options they use and trust, please visit them at Cloth Diaper Outlet.

October 3, 2012

Take the 2012 Great Cloth Diaper Survey and win prizes!

Take the 2012 Great Cloth Diaper Survey

Help the Real Diaper Association by participating!

The Real Diaper Association needs your help! Participate in the 2012 Great Cloth Diaper Survey.

The 2012 Great Cloth Diaper Survey is for cloth diapering families only, plus there's an incentive for participating. Take the survey today!

The purpose of the survey is to understand current cloth diapering practices. Therefore, the survey is for CURRENT CLOTH DIAPERING PARENTS ONLY. While the RDA does value all their cloth diaper supporters who have used cloth diapers in the past, the goal with this survey is to learn how to help more families choose and use cloth diapers.

The Real Diaper Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and they will use this information to influence how they educate parents about cloth diapers.

To participate in the 2012 Great Cloth Diaper Survey please visit this link. For more details visit Real Diaper Association on Facebook.

October 2, 2012

Trophy Tuesday, Win a Thirsties Duo Wrap or Save 15% when you order one!

Have you tried the Thirsties Inc Duo Wraps yet?  Well now is the time!

This week you can enter to win a Snap Duo Wrap or you can save 15% when you order one at Cloth Diaper Outlet this week using code TROPHY at checkout!

Thirsties® Duo Wraps are easy to use and easier on your wallet! The adjustable rise of this wrap design means one size will last twice as long. In fact, only two sizes will cover your baby from birth all the way to potty-learning. 

Thirsties® Duo Wraps are a very trim fitting cover. They are the preferred wrap for trifolded prefold diapers and over trim fitted diapers.  For bulkier systems and/or for nighttime double stuffing, we recommend Thirsties® Diaper Cover, which has a roomier fit.

  • Machine wash warm or hot. 
  • Dry in dryer or hang to dry. 
  • Made in the USA, 100% polyester w/urethane coating - FREE of PVC, phthalates, lead, and latex
SALE:  Use Code TROPHY for 15% off Thirsties Snap Duo Wraps this week at Cloth Diaper Outlet.

GIVEAWAY:  Enter to win a Snap Duo Wrap in the size and color of your choice (from available stock).  Enter to win via the Rafflecopter form below.

*Open to the USA & Canada only.  Winning entries will be verified.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Winner of our 12-pack of Micro Inserts is...

Someone's cloth diapers are going to be so happy to get some new inserts!

Last week we gave you all a chance to win (12) Knickernappies Micro Inserts!  You never know if worn out inserts are the cause of your cloth diapering troubles until you try new ones compared to your current ones.

The Winner is...
Rafflecopter chose the winner and it is Cecelia W!  Congrats!  Check your email to claim your fluffy new inserts!

Everyone else, please stay tuned, we'll have a new giveaway up soon!