I had several articles published as guest posts on cloth diaper sites last week that I wanted to share with you. I’m going to be guest blogging regularly for a few sites, so I’ll be posting links as articles are published.
Two of my guest blogs this week were published on the Nappy Shoppe blog. The first is for those of you who use cloth most of the time but switch to disposable at night. Since I didn’t practice nighttime EC till my daughter was over two years old, I experimented with a lot of nighttime cloth diaper solutions. Since I also had a child who would wake up and scream if she felt wet at night, I had to find some good solutions. I don’t know if I’ve really figured out The Best Cloth Diaper for Nighttime, but I think I’m pretty close. If you have a better solution, please comment on the article at the Nappy Shoppe blog and let me know!
The second is a protocol I’m rather proud of, even though I’ve never had to use it myself (cross fingers that I won’t): it’s a protocol for getting yeast out of your cloth diapers. Like I said, I haven’t had to do this myself–I managed to avoid yeast infections while my daughter was in diapers. However, I developed this protocol based on a lot of research on ways to kill yeast, and I’ve recommended it to several families with great results. I’ve talked to so many people who give up on cloth because their baby gets a rash every time they switch back. You don’t have to. You can stop the rash. Try this method.
Finally, I had a guest post on the Knickernappies Cloth Diaper blog. This one is for all of you who think you can’t possibly use cloth diapers because you live in an apartment. Trust me, you can use cloth diapers in an apartment. I lived in a 500 square foot apartment when my daughter was born, and I had to sign up for a schedule to use the washing machine. I used cloth diapers, and I loved it. You can too. There are lots of different options for Washing Cloth Diapers in a Small Apartment, and I researched all of them when I was pregnant with my daughter. And to tell you the truth, a lot of these are really fun. In fact, even though I have an awesome washing machine now, I’m seriously considering buying the mini hand-powered one just for an experiment. I could use it, along with flat folds and covers, exclusively for a month and blog about it. What do you think? Would you like to read about a hand-washing diapers adventure?