cloth diaper wash routine struggles

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Let’s normalize wash routine struggles.

For the last decade, we’ve been talking about how you shouldn’t have problems ever, but I feel this rhetoric is discouraging and encourages us to expect our routines to be picture perfect, and nothing less.

But routines are messy, because baby’s are messy and humans are imperfect.

These are things that may happen to you, or anyone, during your cloth diaper journey but it doesn’t mean game over. It doesn’t mean your routine is flawed. It just means something happened and it’s time to walk through your routine with a friend, a retailer, or a small group to trouble shoot.

I walked through a few troubleshooting ideas in my book – link in profile – but I always emphasis that everyone solution will be unique and I think we’ve talked on the podcast this year about a lot of different solutions that could work that are definitely outside the mainstream discourse of cloth diapering.

I’m just here to let you know that this stuff can happen. It doesn’t mean you failed. It means you’re a cloth diapering parent trying their best, and you just need to make a tweak, try something different – or maybe none of that.

What struggles have you dealt with and what worked for you?

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