Parenting is about struggles.
You are strong enough, capable enough, and wise enough to overcome them.
Just because it feels like your cloth diapers are failing, doesn’t mean you are a failure.
It means you are human, and susceptible to the challenge of cloth diapering.
It’s been generations since our communities cloth diapered exclusively. Disposable companies, like cigratte companies, have ruthlessly pushed marketing campaigns that have left impressions in the world we live int. It can be hard to overcome, but not impossible.
We’ll walk through some of the basic struggles on this page, but I want to tell you this: There is no easy answer to every questions
Sometimes the answer works; sometimes the answer doesn’t.
Sometimes you need to find a new person to ask the question to. I don’t believe there is one way to cloth diaper. There are multiple ways to succeed at cloth diapering, and if you find your way and it’s different than keyboard warriors on the internet – then that’s okay. You are doing a great job mama and don’t let them haters bring you down.
Let’s explore some common struggles.
do disposable diaper parents give up? why are you?
leaky cloth diapers tend to be related to user error – usually unintentional because life happened.
The average lifespan of a cloth diaper is about 2 hours, but night time diapers can be padded to last upwards of 10-12 hours.
The average absorbency of a cloth diaper is about 6-10 ounces – with wide variations depending on size, textile & more. Learn more about absorbency options here.
some scent or odour can be expected, but overall STENCH is not normal. Your diaper should not be causing others to fear cloth diapering.
Smells are usually associated with an inadequate wash routine – the dirt and grime is not getting out of the diaper. We tackle this by finding ways to increase the agitation, detergent, and cleaning power of your wash strategy.
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Thanks for help earlier. It made me less anxious about my routine knowing people can cloth diaper without crazy rules.
I’ve been doing my thing I’ve had no rashes or stinks! I shouldn’t have been so caught up in finding a rule or a system that would be perfect.
About the Cloth Diaper Podcast
The Cloth Diaper Podcast is a regular podcast sharing stories from cloth diaper parents, brands and retailers from around the world.
The Cloth Diaper Podcast is not affiliated with any school of thought of diaper laundry but instead focus on the power of peer-to-peer story telling to empower you to make your own cloth diaper journey.
Cloth Diapering is not this or that, but rather many different experiences.
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