Make Your Own {Pure and Simple} Diaper Rash Cream– No More Desitin!

Homemade Diaper Rash Cream at KeeperoftheHome.org

If there’s one thing that us moms can be especially picky about, it’s what we put on our precious baby’s skin. I’m the same way. I only want to use the most gentle and natural products possible whether it’s laundry soap, castile soap, sunscreen, or lotion for my little ones. Diaper cream is a tough one for many moms, because rashes can hit hard and they need something effective. Desitin is a popular thick, creamy, zinc-oxide based diaper cream that is a standard on change […]

Dispelling the Myths: Why Cloth Diapering is Truly Easier Than it Seems

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I’ve been cloth diapering for over 6 years, but I still sometimes find myself surprised by the strange looks and the mistaken opinions that most people have when the topic arises. I want to dispel some myths in what will be a short but hopefully clarifying series on cloth diapering. In my experience I have found that using cloth dipes is simply not: More expensive More disgusting More time consuming More inconvenient For hippies only :) Today I will begin by addressing two of the […]

Reducing Waste by Using Cloth Diapers

Natural Living Tip: Easy Steps to Switching to Cloth Diapers

Image by mhofstrangd Post by Contributing Writer Sherrie Cook For years prior to 1961, parents used cloth diapers on their children because there was no other option. Since the 60’s, paper diapers have grown with such popularity that many moms now choose them because they, too, think there is no other option. Ten years ago I began my own personal search for a cloth diapering alternative in our modern world. I hit so many brick walls that I began to wonder if the reason was […]

Homemade One-Size Cloth Diaper Pattern and Wipes Recipe

Homamade Cloth Diaper with DIY Cloth Wipes at KeeperoftheHome.org

Angela Beery, has created her own pattern for making a homemade, one-size cloth diaper and it looks excellent! Making your own diapers is a wonderful way to use up extra material, and to make diapers that are extremely frugal as well. Here’s a look at the diaper: Want to try making this diaper yourself? Here’s what you’ll need: Diaper Pattern – This is the printable pattern, with tracers for your fabric pieces. Tiny Tooshie – These are the written instructions for putting together your own […]

Cloth Diapering a Newborn

Though many mamas desire to use cloth diapers for their little ones, the thought of using them soon after the birth or with a newborn is often a bit overwhelming. I think the general impression is that it is much more difficult than it truly is. After mentioning the other week that I was finding it a relatively simple thing to diaper my own newborn, I received several requests for more info on just how to go about using cloth diapering with wee ones. In […]