cloth diaper laundry

Cloth Diapering and Water Temperature

One of the biggest problems with cloth diaper laundering is that people don’t have their hot water heater set high enough. Water heaters leave the factory set anywhere from 140 to 150 degrees Fahrenheit.  That’s just too hot. (It takes two seconds for a child to receive a third degree burn at this setting) In an attempt to save on energy costs or for safety’s sake, many people (or landlords) will turn the hot water heater down to 120 degrees. That’s just too cold. (You won’t kill enough germs at that temperature.)

So, you set […]

Welcome Back Line Drying!

My family just moved into an amazing new duplex back in my childhood neighborhood. It comes complete with a pond, a creek, a swing set, two acres of mowed lawn and three acres of woods through which a hiking friendly trail meanders around an old pine forest. I frankly can hardly even believe my luck, nor do I fully understand how this happened. I am, however, counting my blessings.

One of the blessings that comes with this little slice of natural heaven is that I am finally in a position to start line drying my […]

The Cloth Diaper Mini-Shower

The Cloth Diaper Mini-Shower

If you haven’t seen the cloth diaper Mini-Shower yet, I urge you to check it out. This little contraption is well worth the investment. With this poopage weapon even the traditional style of cloth diaper washing becomes easy.

“I don’t think I will be able to install the cloth diaper Mini-Shower”

That’s non-sense. The simple instructions that come with the cloth diaper Mini-Shower allow even the most exhausted, brain-fried, new mother to be a virtual handyman. You usually don’t even need tools to hook up the cloth diaper Mini-Shower, though if […]