Monday, December 8, 2008

Winter Cloth Diaper Classes

Coming in February-Two opportunities to take my Cloth Diaper Class!
1. Wednesday Februaury 4th 6pm-8pm Payson High School
To register for this class go to :
2. Saturday February 28 10am-12 "Mothering Your Way" in Orem
to register for this class visit:

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

The Complete Cloth Diaper Book

The Complete Cloth Diaper Book includes everything you'll need to know about cloth diapers, using them, caring for them, fabrics, sewing techniques and patterns all in one package!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Dry Pail vs Wet Pail

I found the answer to my preschoolers cloth diaper stinkings! I tried everything to get the ammonia scent out of my diapers:sunshine, bleach, sportswash, white vinegar, etc. The only thing that was working for me was using a small amount of bleach. Not only was his diapers smelling like ammonia first thing in the morning, it was burning his little bottom. I was using the dry pail method and that was my problem!

For the past couple of weeks I have been trying the wet pail method. I use my same laundry bucket that I used for my dry pail. Now I just fill it half full with water and add a 1/4 cup of borax or 1/4c baking soda. I let my diapers soak for a few days before washing them. The ammonia problem is gone. Now I don't have to use any bleach!!!

From my own experience I think a dry pail works great when you are washing diapers more frequently. For more info on dry pail vs wet pail visit:

Just remember if you use the wet pail method in your home-keep your small children away from it!!! It is possible for them to drown in the bucket. Keep it up high, or under your bathroom sink with the doors locked.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Try cloth diapers out for $10

Interested in cloth diapering but having trouble deciding which type of diaper is right for you? Jillian's Drawers' Changing Diapers, Changing Minds program may be just the thing.Give them a refundable deposit of $115 and they'll ship you five of the most popular options: bumGenius AIO, bumGenius pocket one-size, Fuzzi Bunz, Thirsties fitted, Thirsties AIO and Chinese prefolds. Try them for three weeks and mail them back. You'll get your deposit back less $10. You'll also get free shipping on your next order. Of course if you choose to keep everything, you'll get a $10 refund.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Cloth diapers now at Costco!

Costco now has cloth diapers! Yeah, and at a great price. If sewing is not your cup of tea, but you still want to try cloth diapers this is a great opportunity to try Bumkins cloth diapers. They are not in all stores yet, but you can purchase them in their online store. I have even heard the Target is going to be carrying Bumkins diapers. So keep your eyes open on your next shopping trips!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Cloth Diapers in the News

Many states have been catching on to the new cloth diapers. YouTube has many clips on cloth diapers. Here is one that summerizes a lot of what I cover in my cloth diaper classes.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Fall Cloth Diaper Classes

This Fall I am offering two cloth diapering classes.

Wed. Oct 1 6:30-8:30 Springville High

Wed. Oct 8 6:30-8:30 Spanish Fork High

You'll be surprised at how easy the new world of cloth diapers can be.
In this 2 hour class we will cover the basics of using cloth diapers, laundry care, and how to sew your own All-In-One Diaper. If sewing is not your cup of tea, no need to worry. Cloth diapers can be purchased already made. You'll receive information on where to buy them during the class. The Class fee is $20. This includes 1 kit to make a size Small Diaper (10-20lb. infant). If you'd prefer a different size please let me know before class! The fee also includes patterns,and instructions created by me to make all diaper sizes. The kits are so easy they even already have all of the fabric already cut out for you. Alll diaper colors will be gender neutral. Please let me know if you have any questions about this class.
If you would like to register for the class and don't have a Nebo Community School Booklet please contact Gwen Reed 801-354-7418. Or register online

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Washing your Diapers

Lately I have been washing my diapers using this recipe:

1-3 Tbs washing soda (also known as sodium carbonate or soda ash. NOT the same as Baking Soda. If you can’t find it, call this number: 1-800-524-1328, and use UPC code 3320003020. They can tell you the stores in your area that carry it.)
1/2 Tbs Simple Green (usually 4 squirts)

Put above into washer as it fills (don’t try to mix them together first or you’ll end up with a brick!)

It has been working great, and no residue!!

Now that my son wears diapers only at nap and at night, I find myself not washing his diapers as frequently. The result is a strong amonia smell! Wow it can almost knock you out. The only thing that works for me is to wash them like I normally do and then dry them for about 10 minutes in the dryer, and the rest in the sun. The sun is a powerful source heat! Also works great at removing stains in the diapers.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Why Cloth Diapers?

One day I'm sitting in playgroup with my son Mason. One of the mothers in our group starts talking about how she started using cloth diapers. She shows me the cute pink one on her daughter and Bam!! I'm hooked on cloth. My husband and sisters first reactions were "have you lost your mind?" So have I?? No. It been almost a year now of using them with my son and I love them. I can't wait to have another baby just so I can sew up some more. I've been doing a lot of research on my own with different fabrics, I've even been giving them to other mothers to try. I really want to get the word out!! So now I'm starting up Community Ed classes on Cloth

diapers this coming summer. Can't wait!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Fleece Diaper Cover

I just recently came across a pull-on fleece diaper cover pattern. I love it!! Easy to sew, soft and trim. It's a good thing Mason still wears diapers at night so that I can test all my findings out on him.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Cloth Diapers

When my son Mason was just a little over the age of 2 I discovered the new world of cloth diapers. Now I'm addicted to making them. I'm still trying out different fabrics and patterns in search of the perfect diaper.
I'm so excited about cloth diapers that I have begun teaching others. I just held my first diaper making class in February for the sisters of my ward. I had nine sisters in my class. I believe it was a sucess.