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Thursday Giveaway: Off to a Good Start
October 24, 2013 6:46 am | by
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Picture this: You’ve signed yourself up for a 5k, but this particular 5k is not just any marathon. It’s a cloth diapering run!

Now, to get you through this cloth diaper race, there will be several check points along the way with the tools you need to make it to the finish line.

One station has cloth diapers while others have flannel wipes, detergent, wet bags, and bottom cleaner. You must stop at each posting and pick up those necessary items for a successful journey. It’s recommended by Cotton Babies ;)

For this week’s giveaway, we want to make sure you start your cloth diapering marathon on the right foot! Get it?  ONE lucky person will win an introductory cloth diaper kit, which includes a Flip Day pack, bumGenius Flannel Wipes, a bumGenius Wet Bag, bumGenius Bottom Spray and bumGenius Laundry Detergent.

You can enter the giveaway by sharing one tip that will help make for a successful cloth diaper run.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Eligible entries must be posted no later than midnight Eastern time, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. U.S. residents only. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary to win. Winners will be drawn after the close of the contest and notified via email. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. We hereby release Facebook of any liability.

 

About the Author

Brittney is a social media coordinator for Cotton Babies. She has three sisters, loves pizza and enjoys listening to obscure bands no one has heard of. Outside of posting on the Cotton Babies Facebook and Instagram pages, she babysits a few cloth diaper-wearing kids and likes playing with her dogs.

Comments

200 Comments

  • Lily Ivey said...
    October 28, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    It’s important to have a large enough stash to reduce wear and tear on your diapers.

  • allisa hearn said...
    October 28, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    relax and go with the flow. they are only this little once. cloth diapers are such a great investment and money saver!

  • Krissy B said...
    October 28, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    Using a diaper sprayer to clean and a collapsible drying rack outside as much as possible.

  • Melinda Stephens said...
    October 28, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    We are just starting, so I don’t have much advice. My only piece of advice is to make sure your significant other is willing to learn how to use them too.

  • stacie said...
    October 28, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    Find what works for you, even if it’s not what works for your best friend, and ho with that! Don’t second guess yourself.

  • Katie F said...
    October 28, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    Try a variety of diapers so you can see what works for you and your family.

  • Danielle said...
    October 28, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    Disposable liners make cleanup a little easier!

  • Allison E said...
    October 28, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    there is NO such thing as TOO many cloth diapers! 😀

  • Michelle S. said...
    October 28, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    An additional small wetbag for dirty diapers on the go can also be used for wet swimsuits or soggy clothes during potty training. I have an empty one folded in the bottom of my diaper bag just in case!

  • Kaitlin L. said...
    October 28, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    I haven’t started cloth diapering yet. My little girl is due in January.

  • Allison said...
    October 28, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    I use the diaper sprayer even though I am only breast feeding. It definitely helps keep stains away!

  • Jutta P. said...
    October 28, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    Stick with it. There will be times you want to throw in the towel and buy a case of disposables. Maybe just buy a small package to give yourself a break, but keep going!

  • Randi S said...
    October 28, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    We’re still newbies (my daughter is only 2 months), but my best advice is to try lots of styles and find what you like best. don’t get frustrated if one type doesn’t work for you! I thought we’d go the pocket route, but discovered instead that we LOVE flips!!

  • Deidre Davis said...
    October 28, 2013 at 11:08 am

    You can NEVER have too many diapers! 😉 Seriously, though, don’t waste your money oncheap diapers. Go with quality, like bumGenius! 4 years and 2 kids later and we are still going strong!

  • Sara P. said...
    October 28, 2013 at 10:02 am

    Don’t pay for cloth wipes. Use pinking shears to cut up old cotton t-shirts into 8 x 8 squares. They don’t fray, wash well, and are free!

  • Sam C. said...
    October 28, 2013 at 9:57 am

    I just started but my number one thing I have learned is trial and error is the best way to go about cloth diapering so a lot of patience is required. Especially when trying to perfect a wash routine!

  • Cassandra Kelton said...
    October 28, 2013 at 4:07 am

    Be sure to wash as often as possible! You can avoid stink issues if you wash at least every other day. And do not let any wet diapers get lost behind your hamper/wetbag for a week or more like I did. You will find a moldy diaper. :( And if you need to use disposable wipes and they are sturdy ones you can wash them with your diapers and reuse them with water!

  • ashley perez said...
    October 28, 2013 at 1:53 am

    test different brands to figure out what ones you like best.

  • Rachel Valentine said...
    October 28, 2013 at 12:47 am

    As gross as it sounds, just swish the poopy diapers. SOOOO much faster and easier than trying to scrape the poop off the diaper.

  • Tegan B. said...
    October 27, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    Watch youtube videos for getting a good fit!

  • Jade said...
    October 27, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    lovely blog! Great info

  • Tara said...
    October 27, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    I haven’t started yet, but I think trying a variety of diapers to see what works best for your family will help ensure a good CDing experience. Just because something works for your best friend, sister, or neighbor doesn’t mean it is what will work best for your LO. I also would say read up before your have your baby and don’t be shy to ask those with more experience. They have gone through the leaks and explosions. It won’t be TMI, they will understand and help.

  • Krystal said...
    October 27, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    A diaper sprayer is wonderful! But don’t buy one until you start introducing solids so that the warranty lasts the whole time you are using it. Mine sat around for a few months before I installed it and then it broke right as the warranty ended.

  • Heather said...
    October 27, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    Don’t give up. No matter how frustrating it might be at times it’s worth it. But once you get the hang of it, it’s a cake walk. I love cloth diapers!!

  • Katie H said...
    October 27, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    A diaper sprayer will definitely help!

  • Rachel A. said...
    October 27, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Make it easy on yourself. Don’t try to do too much, making more work with you. Simplify your wash routine and storage systems.

  • Vicki Hall said...
    October 27, 2013 at 11:59 am

    My best tip is to use flushable liners and a good wet bag when on the go.

  • Joanna said...
    October 27, 2013 at 12:50 am

    Love having a larger stash- 40-50 diapers so that I don’t have to feel rushed on laundry day to have enough diapers. A large rotation also keeps your diapers from become worn out quickly

  • Charlotte R said...
    October 26, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    Try different kinds of cloth diapers before deciding on one type. Each child is different.

  • Kara Brown said...
    October 26, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    Just because a couple diapers fail you, don’t give up! When I started the only thing anyone talked about was Alva baby diapers so I ordered some and every single diaper leaked, every single time! I quit and finally found a few girls that told me about other types of diapers so I gave it another shot. I tried prefolds and covers, wasn’t a fan but kept trying different types. Now I am addicted and will never go back :) I will also only stick to the brands I have grown to trust like cotton babies….it is completely worth the couple extra dollars.

  • Kim said...
    October 26, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Don’t be afraid of flats!

  • Jessie H said...
    October 26, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    Use a clothesline to dry and sun out stains!

  • Lisa H. said...
    October 26, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    I love using disposable liners to make poop clean up fast and easy!

  • Sarah Jane said...
    October 26, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    It doesn’t have to be all or nothing. Don’t think you’re a bad mom if you use disposables now and then.

  • Rachel said...
    October 26, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    Enter giveaways so you can try new diapers! 😉

  • Beth K said...
    October 26, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    flannel wipes double as good peepee teepees!

  • Maria said...
    October 26, 2013 at 11:38 am

    I’m preparing for cloth diapering. I’m telling myself to start slowly, and rely on my cloth diapering friends for advice and support!

  • jenn McClearn said...
    October 26, 2013 at 10:55 am

    the best tip I have is use a dry pail to store dirty diapers in not a wet pail

  • Rosana said...
    October 26, 2013 at 10:14 am

    Make sure you do your research as to the best way to take care of your diapers: it will make a big difference as to how well things go.

  • Kelly said...
    October 26, 2013 at 8:47 am

    I’d love to win! Thanks for the chance!

  • Kayla D said...
    October 26, 2013 at 8:42 am

    always take your time.. it can be trial and error which is fine!

  • leah said...
    October 26, 2013 at 2:51 am

    be patient :)

  • alycia mundall said...
    October 26, 2013 at 2:30 am

    Coconut oil is safe to use on rash with cloth diapers!!

  • Daisy Winata said...
    October 26, 2013 at 1:39 am

    use a diaper sprayer!

  • Leela R. said...
    October 25, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    The best tip I have for successful cloth diapering is to use Rockin’ Green Hard Rock detergent if you have hard water and invest in a diaper sprayer for when your kid starts solids.

  • Maia G said...
    October 25, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    make sure your washing machine is in good shape

  • Vivian said...
    October 25, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    Diaper sprayer! Love it!

  • Jeanette said...
    October 25, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    Don’t let the diapers sit too long before washing them!

  • Rebecca T said...
    October 25, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    Try a little of everything and ask everyone you know to share their experiences! There are many ways to successfully cloth diaper, so don’t get overwhelmed with all the conflicting advice. Find what works for you!

  • Michelle Lee said...
    October 25, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    Buy a diaper sprayer!

  • Paige said...
    October 25, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    If you’re pregnant and building your stash, get a few fitteds, a few pockets, a few AIO’s. That way you can try them out and see what you like best and what fits your baby. You don’t want to be stuck with too many duds.

  • Marguerite said...
    October 25, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    The sun does an amazing job of bleaching out stains, and makes dipes smell SO fresh!

  • Anita Treacy said...
    October 25, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    My tip would be don’t overbuy in one area (covers, prefolds, AIO, etc…) until you try some out. I thought I would LOVE pockets, but find I reach for my prefolds and covers way more often!

  • Beki Lozano said...
    October 25, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    im new to cloth diapering im still trying to get a stash going!

  • Danielle Finley said...
    October 25, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    I haven’t started yet so I have no tips, I just know that I need my husband to be supportive!

  • Jenn LW said...
    October 25, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Have patience when you first start cloth diapering and try a few different cloth diaper types.

  • Kristin said...
    October 25, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    Try out a few different systems until you find the one that works for you!

  • Julia said...
    October 25, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    Get a diaper sprayer. Also if possible get buy in from your spouse.

  • Brianne said...
    October 25, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Have patience, you’ll eventually find the diaper/fit that works best for your little one :)

  • Julie Ghrist said...
    October 25, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Get a diaper sprayer and some CJ’s butter!

  • Bekah Kuczenski said...
    October 25, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    Just do it :) It may seem overwhelming or gross before you start, but once your try cloth you will never go back!!

  • Peppin said...
    October 25, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    Try a lot of different kinds of detergent to find one that works for you. We have really hard water so I found Rockin’ Green Hard Rock worked best for us.

  • Brandi said...
    October 25, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    Use cloth wipes too, you already have to wash diapers so might as well use wipes. We use oxyclean once a week too with our detgerent and it keeps them nice and clean.

  • Holli G. said...
    October 25, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    I would say not to stress out about getting things right always. Lots of trials and errors.

  • Erica said...
    October 25, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    Have a best friend who’s gone through it ahead of you and can answer all your stupid questions!

  • Andrea Mc said...
    October 25, 2013 at 11:57 am

    i haven’t started yet–my first is due in March!

  • Elisa said...
    October 25, 2013 at 11:48 am

    Getting the wash routine with a front loader was the hardest part. Now I just saturate my diapers with a gallon of hot water right after I rinse before I do the actual wash and use the “Allergen” cycle which adds more water. I use 1/2 tbs Countrysave and it works great! Took a month to figure it out.

  • Charity said...
    October 25, 2013 at 11:40 am

    Slow and steady wins the race! Do not give up if you have a few leaks – or even a lot of leaks – in your first few days or if your diapers do not come clean the first time. Look at your methods, adjust your process, and keep going. After just a week or two, things will be falling into place as you get into the routine that works for you. And have fun with it! My husband thinks I’m crazy, but I get sad when I think about potty-training time. Haha!

  • christine k said...
    October 25, 2013 at 11:28 am

    Buy a yard of antipill fleece and make your own liners. They are great for wipes in a pinch, too!

  • Kara said...
    October 25, 2013 at 11:03 am

    I am not new to cloth diapers but you can never have too many supplies!! :)

  • Kalsie said...
    October 25, 2013 at 9:46 am

    My tip for a successful ‘run’ is don’t tempt yourself by buying disposable!

  • Grace H said...
    October 25, 2013 at 9:15 am

    Try out different styles before buying a whole stash of one particular kind!!

  • Talia said...
    October 25, 2013 at 8:16 am

    Don’t put so much pressure on yourself. If you use a disposable here and there, it’s ok. Any cloth use is good!

  • Rachel R said...
    October 25, 2013 at 7:36 am

    Dive right in but know that it’s fine to use disposables as needed. And have a diaper sprayer.

  • Shalaina said...
    October 25, 2013 at 6:51 am

    Tuck one diaper away for “emergencies”. I am famous for cutting it close on diaper laundry, but I do have a small stash yet. Just keep an emergency diaper ready since you never know what may pop up.

  • Beth Ann said...
    October 25, 2013 at 6:37 am

    Have a nice rotation of diapers and wetbags, so you don’t have to wait for anything to dry to change your baby. :)

  • Kelley H. said...
    October 25, 2013 at 3:48 am

    Have more than you think you need, especially if you are starting at newborn stage!

  • Ceclia Amos said...
    October 25, 2013 at 3:25 am

    My tip would be to not listen to the nay-sayers. Don’t let others discourage you just because it isn’t what they would do or “it’ll be too hard” or “it won’t be worth it.” Find a support group online or locally, and don’t give up just because someone tells you to.

  • Didi said...
    October 25, 2013 at 3:12 am

    Finding other mama’s who cloth diaper and asking questions. My local store has classes once or twice a month on the basics of cloth diapering too.

  • Catherine BW said...
    October 24, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    Take excellent care of your diapers.

  • Melissa S said...
    October 24, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    Do your research before you start. Read how to blogs about cloth diapering, understand the different types of diapers, and either rent or buy a few different types to start so you find out what you like best for your baby. Don’t buy an entire stash before trying specific brands on your baby, because then you’ll have to start all over if you don’t like what you bought. Research detergent and your water type as well.

  • Cindy H said...
    October 24, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    Use disposable liners and a diaper sprayer comes in handy.

  • Joann said...
    October 24, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    try a variety of things until you find what works for you not everything works for everyone

  • Ashley F said...
    October 24, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    Try a few different styles of diaper to start so you aren’t stuck with a ton of one thing if you don’t like it!

  • Lauren said...
    October 24, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    Never leave home without a wetbag or your LO will notice and have a poopy diaper for sure!

  • Alexis S said...
    October 24, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    Get whatever cloth diaper works for you. just because a cloth diaper didn’t work for one person doesn’t mean it won’t work for you. Also, start of with a couple of different types of diapers. you’ll never know what you will end up liking.

  • Cheri P. said...
    October 24, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    What works for another families child(ren), may not work for your little one.
    Diapers fit and absorb differently for each child so don’t get overwhelmed by which system to go with :)

  • Nichole said...
    October 24, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    Try many kinds of cloth diapers at first before making a big investment in one brand.

  • Amber said...
    October 24, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    We are new to cloth diapering but my advice would be just do it! It’s not as hard as it seems 😉

  • Sarah Hayes said...
    October 24, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    Do lots of research first and find the right wash routine for you

  • Bianca Tarleton said...
    October 24, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    Wash routines sometimes have to change. No big deal!

  • Emily said...
    October 24, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    Diaper sprayer and don’t give up!

  • Angelica Black said...
    October 24, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    Watch this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5EtTYQJWAU&list=PL7pMUzGuyL9iDBJrJwf9TQBqhqcr9oWMb
    Follow these instructions and you’ll get a good, trim, leak proof fit every time!

  • Nisa said...
    October 24, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    have patience when things don’t go perfectly and know its okay to “cheat” once in a while and use a disposable..

  • Jessica C said...
    October 24, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    Coconut oil makes a great diaper rash cream!

  • Jeannette Mills said...
    October 24, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    Cloth diaper run…I feel like I am marathon washing everyday with 2 in cloth and a 3rd on the way :) My best advise is to use enough detergent to get the diapers clean…I would rather do extra rinses then deal with ammonia issues and rashes!

  • rachael bolin said...
    October 24, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    If your a beginner like me….Buy one of each diaper your most interested in and hit up the online sales as much as possible so that you aren’t wasting money paying full price for something you don’t like. I bought a few brands and decided that Flips are for us!! Lovem!!

  • Laura f. said...
    October 24, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Try not to stress and give in to “information overload.”

  • Valerie S said...
    October 24, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Plain, pure aloe gell for bum care!

  • Kaelyn M said...
    October 24, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    A diaper sprayer is super helpful!

  • Katie S said...
    October 24, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    My tip would be to find a friend (maybe requiring you to find a new one!) who cloth diapers! It’s so fun to be able to talk to someone about it and not be the lone “weirdo”. 😉 And for me it worked well to start off slowly. Like I put maybe two cloth diapers per day on my baby. Eventually he was “almost” exclusively cloth diapered. I took my time getting comfortable with cloth, adding outings and night time cloth diapering gradually! Some may prefer to go in 100% all at once, but this worked wonderfully for me!

  • Andrea said...
    October 24, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    I don’t have any tips for cloth diapering, as we haven’t done it yet–but this would be a great way to start! We’re saving up now to buy some. In the meantime my tip is to check to make sure you have diapers and wipes before you leave the house! We’ve been in some tricky situations when we’ve forgotten to double check that stuff!

  • Jennifer A. said...
    October 24, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    Use cloth wipes! That way, you only need one diaper pail, and you can throw everything in the same bucket, to be washed! :)

  • Jessica Hughes said...
    October 24, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    Don’t get discouraged I’d one brand or type of diaper doeant work for your LO!

  • Kelsey said...
    October 24, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    I don’t have any tips, because baby’s not here yet :-). But the advice I’m telling myself is: I’m going to focus on taking one day at a time, and not letting a bad day diapering ruin my cloth diaper plans.

  • Maria said...
    October 24, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    I say go with the flow & don’t overthink things too much!

    P.S. can you correct the feed link on the Rafflecopter? The one that’s there is for the old blogspot blog. :-)

  • Danielle said...
    October 24, 2013 at 11:45 am

    If you have a high efficiency washer that you can’t manually adjust the load size to, use the bedding setting on your washer or there might not be enough water to really get those diapers clean! We also give them an extra rinse after we wash them.

  • Andrea said...
    October 24, 2013 at 11:44 am

    Use a liner when out & about – it will make cleaning up messes SO much easier!

  • Melissa c. said...
    October 24, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Get s good wash routine in place quickly!

  • Kelli Butterfield said...
    October 24, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Once you’ve bought the diapers, invest in a diaper sprayer and a Spray Pal. It makes the life of a Cloth Diapering Momma and Daddy sooo much EASIER!

  • Jennifer said...
    October 24, 2013 at 11:32 am

    start with a variety. sell what doesnt work and get more of what does. every baby is different. every routine is different. whats perfect for one person absolutely wont work for another!

  • Summer Gallant said...
    October 24, 2013 at 11:26 am

    Just use cloth diaper detergent! I know it’s tempting to use the stuff you use on the rest of your laundry but Bum Genius Detetgent is made for diapers and will truly avoid any nasty problems that may pop up! Save yourself a headache.

  • Jodi Howell said...
    October 24, 2013 at 11:23 am

    Stay relaxed and it will all work out. Worry does not help. Even one cloth diaper helps get you started.

  • Rebekah Wheeler said...
    October 24, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Always check your diaper bag for dirty diapers!!! :-)

  • jilliann m said...
    October 24, 2013 at 10:59 am

    the acronyms on CD buying/selling/trading sites. helped me start my stash.

  • Grace said...
    October 24, 2013 at 10:55 am

    Be flexible and give yourself grace in using cloth: try different styles, and don’t feel ashamed to need a disposable day on occasion!

  • Mandy said...
    October 24, 2013 at 10:54 am

    I now know I need more than one wet bag! Lol

  • Liz C. said...
    October 24, 2013 at 10:44 am

    Old t-shirts make great cloth wipes! Who doesn’t have old t-shirts laying around? Just cut them up into 6×6 inch squares. No raveling, and no need to sew.

  • Ashley McCabe said...
    October 24, 2013 at 10:43 am

    Find another CDing mama for advice and recommendations!

  • Missy said...
    October 24, 2013 at 10:41 am

    If you’re already cloth diapering, cloth wipes are actually easier than disposable wipes. Everything goes right in the wetbag!

  • Neeta said...
    October 24, 2013 at 10:29 am

    Make it fun – get colors and prints that let you smile even while cleaning up the poop.

  • Joanna A said...
    October 24, 2013 at 10:14 am

    Take the time to educate yourself on hard water, detergents, diaper creams, ect. Also invest in a diaper sprayer!

  • Becky said...
    October 24, 2013 at 10:11 am

    Flushable liners are the best accessory!

  • Trisha W. said...
    October 24, 2013 at 10:07 am

    After the EBF poop stage pre-rinse ALL diapers to help avoid ammonia build-up.

  • Amanda Rascon said...
    October 24, 2013 at 10:06 am

    Make sure you tell your husband (anyone living in the house who does laundry) the status of the diapers in the washer! I left to the store one day while my diapers were in a rinse cycle I came back and he thought he had been helpful and hung all of our pockets and threw the inserts and prefolds in the dryer, needless to say my dryer smelled like burnt poop! lol not fun

  • Kim said...
    October 24, 2013 at 9:59 am

    The sun is my favorite way to get poop stains out!!

  • Jill D. said...
    October 24, 2013 at 9:57 am

    Prepare diapers before putting them away – whether that’s stuffing 4.0’s or folding Elementals in the right place, doing it when it comes out of the laundry saves time when baby may get antsy on the changing table. It makes diaper changes very fast!

  • Kristie said...
    October 24, 2013 at 9:54 am

    hanging diapers outside is the best way to remove stains and get them smelling fresh!

  • Laura 6 said...
    October 24, 2013 at 9:51 am

    Have your partner pick out a few covers and get involved in the process – that way you’re more likely to have help with changes and laundry

  • Jacqui Duncan said...
    October 24, 2013 at 9:49 am

    It’s alright to have disposables to fall back on if needed. I’ve had to some between my hot water heater busting and my washer breaking.

  • Heather Lucas said...
    October 24, 2013 at 9:41 am

    don’t pressure others to do cloth diapers and don’t judge others who do things differently. :-)

  • Rachel said...
    October 24, 2013 at 9:38 am

    Have some disposable diapers on hand for just in case, but make sure that they still fit baby every now and then so that when you do need them for whatever reason you aren’t in a panic because baby out grew that size!

  • Rachelle said...
    October 24, 2013 at 9:33 am

    Use the a cloth diaper-friendly detergent right from the start!

  • Renee said...
    October 24, 2013 at 9:26 am

    Know your cloth diaper friendly diaper creams!

  • Shannon M said...
    October 24, 2013 at 9:25 am

    Take the socks & baby legs off or you’ll end up like me and have LO kick while changing and get poo on everything! Bah not fun!

  • Erin Ritter said...
    October 24, 2013 at 9:15 am

    I don’t know any tips yet. Little miss isn’t due until December 23rd. I am hoping to pick up some good tips before she arrives :)

  • Hannah Solbach said...
    October 24, 2013 at 9:15 am

    Try to have at least 36 diapers (whether prefolds or pockets). The more diapers you have the better. More diapers means you won’t have to do diaper laundry every single evening. Wish I had known that when I first started.

  • Darcy Soto said...
    October 24, 2013 at 9:15 am

    Tip: Make sure you empty your diaper bag of wet/dirties when you get home! It’s a real bummer to forget dirty diapers in there until the next day…or later….

  • Brittany said...
    October 24, 2013 at 9:12 am

    Just stick with it! Like all things, you have to get used to it and find your groove. It will get easier for sure! I hated CDing with my first, but I learned more as time passed and now I’m on my third child with cloth diapers and I honestly LOVE it. He is exclusively cloth diapered also.

  • Becki Witherow said...
    October 24, 2013 at 9:12 am

    Don’t wash too hot!

  • Margot said...
    October 24, 2013 at 9:07 am

    Since I do prefolds & covers, have one all set up for the next change.

  • Brittany Boylan said...
    October 24, 2013 at 9:04 am

    Love your products and would love to try the Flip system

  • Erin M said...
    October 24, 2013 at 9:00 am

    Don’t be afraid to try new things. Are your diapers smelling? Try a new routine. Is baby getting a rash? Try diapers made of different fibers. Sometimes it just takes a bit of tweaking to figure out what works for you!

  • Raina Baldwin said...
    October 24, 2013 at 8:51 am

    Skip the detergent, that part comes later, make sure to grab the diaper, wipes, spray and wetbag!

  • Laura said...
    October 24, 2013 at 8:50 am

    I hope I win! Pick me!

  • Jess McLain said...
    October 24, 2013 at 8:49 am

    Always get extra!!!!!! Never too many!

  • Rachel R. said...
    October 24, 2013 at 8:40 am

    I would suggest starting off slow if necessary, cloth diapering doesn’t have to be all or nothing!

  • Jennifer Rogers said...
    October 24, 2013 at 8:38 am

    Make sure to have plenty of diapers and don’t give up! There’s a learning curve but once you’ve got the hang of it, you’ll love it!!

  • Ali said...
    October 24, 2013 at 8:35 am

    Don’t give up….there are always new solutions.

  • Rachel Smith said...
    October 24, 2013 at 8:33 am

    Get a BG diaper sprayer it is worth it!

  • Anna Metcalf said...
    October 24, 2013 at 8:33 am

    I love CDs!

  • Brittany Bischoff said...
    October 24, 2013 at 8:32 am

    “Less is more!” …. Cloth diaper friendly detergent is great for cleaning soiled cloth diapers but not a lot is needed or it could cause a build up leading to repelling issues.

    “Keep it simple!” …. A simple wash routine is all that is needed to clean those cloth diapers. Cold rinse, hot wash with detergent, then an additional cold rinse.

  • Kim S. said...
    October 24, 2013 at 8:28 am

    a stash of plactic grocery bags for when you forget your wet bag on the go

  • Sophy Thou-Kunysz said...
    October 24, 2013 at 8:25 am

    Always have extra diapers available everywhere, you never know when there is an attack.

  • Heather Foster said...
    October 24, 2013 at 8:23 am

    Thank you for this wonderful opportunity!!! I love adding to my stash and winning sine would be beyond amazing since my husband and I are both unemployed and buying diapers just isn’t in the cards

  • Michelle Johnson said...
    October 24, 2013 at 8:15 am

    Have a running partner! I couldn’t do cloth diapers without my husband’s help!

  • Deedee said...
    October 24, 2013 at 8:13 am

    Wash diapers every other day, otherwise it can feel overwhelming if you go longer (and it’s smellier!)

  • Sarah said...
    October 24, 2013 at 8:10 am

    Cool!

  • Margie said...
    October 24, 2013 at 8:10 am

    Have patience if you need to tweak your washing routine to get past leaking or repelling diapers. Don’t give up! It took me about 4 weeks to discover I needed a third rinse.

  • Allie Wiley said...
    October 24, 2013 at 8:09 am

    Get more wipes than you think you need. You will end up using them for sticky fingers, yucky noses, spit-up messes….everything, Must have many cloth wipes!

  • Sarah said...
    October 24, 2013 at 8:07 am

    I’m not sure yet…my first baby is coming in the next month and then I’ll find out what works! But I’m excited to jump into cloth diapering!

  • KC said...
    October 24, 2013 at 8:06 am

    Try out a variety of diapers to find out what works bestfor you!

  • Katelyn Schweitzer said...
    October 24, 2013 at 8:01 am

    I think patience is the most important. It’s definitely a learning curve!

  • Marissa Dettmer said...
    October 24, 2013 at 8:00 am

    Whether you cloth diaper full time or not, do what’s best for you and your family. There is no one right way to cloth diaper!

  • Jenny said...
    October 24, 2013 at 7:59 am

    Make sure you have plenty of cloth wipes & clean-up spray! Sometimes things get messy!!! 😉

  • Pam T said...
    October 24, 2013 at 7:57 am

    Find out what kind of water you have (soft or hard) it can make all the difference when washing!

  • Sara H said...
    October 24, 2013 at 7:49 am

    What a great giveaway! To be successful at cloth diapering, you need the right detergent!

  • KimL said...
    October 24, 2013 at 7:47 am

    As I’m new to cloth diapers, I don’t have any tips. :)

  • Kristin S. said...
    October 24, 2013 at 7:46 am

    Get into the routine of doing cloth diapers early. I think it makes it much easier to sick with it because you don’t know any better!

  • Heidi said...
    October 24, 2013 at 7:44 am

    A pulley drying system will help with your cloth diapering as well as all other air dry items. BumGenius are my favorites-does all sizes & durable!

  • Kristin Ruggieri said...
    October 24, 2013 at 7:42 am

    In order to cloth diaper successfully you have to be prepared. Sometimes they will smell and you will need to know how to strip them. Sometimes you will forget to wash them so make sure you have an extra stash for wash day. Sometimes the poop will just be plain gross! A sprayer is a must! Just remember, whether it is a financial choice, an environmental choice, or you just want to pamper your babies bottom there is a reason behind why you chose cloth!

  • Reba A said...
    October 24, 2013 at 7:42 am

    Get started and be flexible. Remind yourself that you can do this and don’t be afraid to ask for help along the way.

  • Becky said...
    October 24, 2013 at 7:42 am

    Organization

  • Amanda C. said...
    October 24, 2013 at 7:41 am

    My tip to make cloth diapering a successful journey would be to buy yourself a diaper sprayer AND a Spray Pal. The combination of those 2 things will help immensely when you have to deal with poopy diapers. :) Haha! My daughter is now 2 yrs old, and I don’t know if I would have made it past 6 months if I didn’t have my Spray Pal. :)

  • Jill said...
    October 24, 2013 at 7:34 am

    My cloth diapering tip is to use a soft baby hair brush to scrub your diapers before washing them. Especially the pooopy ones. .

  • Alaina Baker-Nigh said...
    October 24, 2013 at 7:29 am

    Starting our “marathon” sometime in the next couple of weeks (due date Nov 2!)

  • Lindsey Wilson said...
    October 24, 2013 at 7:27 am

    I need all the tips I can get. It’s been years since I cloth diapered!

  • Rebecca said...
    October 24, 2013 at 7:27 am

    I would only add hemp inserts that would provide extra soaking powers during the night :)

  • Suzanne Lafreniere said...
    October 24, 2013 at 7:26 am

    A smile!

  • Nicole said...
    October 24, 2013 at 7:26 am

    oops- tip for successful cloth diaper run: remember it is not all or nothing. You can do some cloth, some disposable. It’s all about what works for YOUR family!

  • Sarah R said...
    October 24, 2013 at 7:26 am

    For us, I throw in an extra hot wash without any detergent every other week or so. This has kept my diapers ammonia free and from getting the “barnyard” smell people often talk about. I have watched friends battle stinky diapers and this seems to keep us in the clear! Oh, and cloth wipes. So necessary.

  • Nicole said...
    October 24, 2013 at 7:25 am

    Love this giveaway! I hope I win!

  • Tricia Anson said...
    October 24, 2013 at 7:23 am

    My cloth diaper tip would be not to stress! I remember starting out with my first I had a lot of naysayers and I was panicked because we were on such a tight budget. I started and any issue that arised freaked me out! Now, I look back and laugh. So what that we got a few outfits wet while figuring out sizes and how to snap them right, so what that it all didn’t go perfectly. Let’s be real, disposables leak too. And they are just diapers! They catch their pee and poo, it’s not like it all needs to be perfect. I CDed my first with flips until potty training and I have CDed my twins for over a year and still going strong. I even still use some of my first born’s original diapers–now that is a money saver! :)

  • Heidi said...
    October 24, 2013 at 7:22 am

    Research!

  • Jessica said...
    October 24, 2013 at 7:17 am

    Like anything in life, you need to have patience and notbecome so ftustrated that you give up.

  • Jenna G. said...
    October 24, 2013 at 7:17 am

    A successful diaper run always starts with a cute diaper from Cotton Babies!!!!!!!!

  • Erin L said...
    October 24, 2013 at 7:17 am

    Not all diapers work for every family, so find what works for you and stick with it!

  • Lauren said...
    October 24, 2013 at 7:17 am

    Being prepared long before baby arrives and making the process as simple as possible for yourself! Don’t do it someone else’s way- do it the way that will work for you!

  • Jen said...
    October 24, 2013 at 7:16 am

    Never use diaper creams without a liner.

  • Cari Morehouse said...
    October 24, 2013 at 7:16 am

    Yay! These will go to a great cause if I win!

  • Jen said...
    October 24, 2013 at 7:15 am

    Fingers crossed!

  • Carli said...
    October 24, 2013 at 7:14 am

    Lots of patience!

  • Jennine G-L said...
    October 24, 2013 at 7:13 am

    Please I could really use this.

  • Rebekah Noël said...
    October 24, 2013 at 7:12 am

    Always carry a wet bag our two in your diaper bag our purse for wet/dirty diapers and messy clothes!

  • Sarah G. said...
    October 24, 2013 at 7:11 am

    I don’t know how well I would do running, but when it comes to the diaper part it wouldn’t be an issue.

  • Susan Howard said...
    October 24, 2013 at 7:09 am

    I’m not sure what you mean by “cloth diaper run”… Maybe it’s just too early in the morning. lol

  • Lara said...
    October 24, 2013 at 7:07 am

    Have plenty! With a newborn, sometimes we’d go through 3-4 prefolds in one change! 12-20 diaper changes can turn into a lot of diapers!

  • Megan said...
    October 24, 2013 at 7:07 am

    Relax and have fun with cloth! It will be overwhelming at first, but once you find your own groove and wash routine it’s totally worth it! And fluffy little bums are the best!

  • Amanda C. said...
    October 24, 2013 at 7:06 am

    A diaper sprayer attached to the toilet is super helpful for poopy diapers!

  • Lisa said...
    October 24, 2013 at 7:04 am

    I don’t have any tips yet. We’re due December 16th…:)

    Investing in the diaper spray is the best tip I received from a friend