Every Monday I will answer user submitted questions. They don’t have to be about cloth diapering! I’ll always answer questions via email, but if you would like your question to be answered in a Mailbox Mondays post, send an email with the subject “Mailbox Mondays” to Maria at change-diapers dot com.
I am looking for submissions for late October and beyond!
What’s the best natural fiber doubler that is inexpensive and effective?
For natural fibers, I like hemp. Very absorbent and naturally anti-bacterial. Bamboo/cotton blends are also great!
Unfortunately, natural fiber products are also more expensive than their microfiber counterparts, and natural fiber doublers aren’t as easy to find as full-size natural fiber inserts..
A small Baby Kicks Joey Bunz Hemparoo (13.5″ long and 6″ wide at it’s widest) retails for about $5.00. I really like the organic cotton/bamboo doubler that came with my Blueberry Bamboo diaper, but I don’t think the doubler is sold separately. The one size insert and doubler sell for $8.00.
How many scoops of Tiny bubbles do you have to literally use on dirty diapers with an older washing machine?
Tiny Bubbles is designed for cloth diapers, so I would suggest using the recommended amount (not 1/4 or 1/2 like you would with a standard detergent.) I believe that would be two scoops in a top load washer with normal water (use less if you have soft water.) If you don’t already, I’d suggest doing a cold wash (without detergent) first to rinse the diapers, then a hot wash with the detergent.
So how about you guys? Have you used Tiny Bubbles? How much do you use? Do you have a favorite natural fiber doubler?
My post on The Village of Moms today is about my experience with baby wearing. I’d love for you to check it out!