Mailbox Mondays

Mailbox Mondays 10/4/10


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Make sure you check out the “Year of Fluff” post for all of the upcoming giveaways.  There are two active giveaways right now, and three more coming this week!

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!

Heidi says:

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.
Bethany says:

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!

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Maria is an aspiring "fit mom" of 3 children, writing about cloth diapers, going green, and her life as a single mom. Maria works with many companies within the cloth diaper industry and beyond, providing social media management, product development, and other services.

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