Washing Diapers is like Washing Your Hair

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I liken a cloth diaper wash routine to washing your hair. Some people wash them every day, every other day and every three days. Every other day works well for most routines as it does for most hair types. So if the extra laundry is intimidating you or is what is keeping you from jumping in to cloth diapering, do not fear! Just remember if you can mange to wash your hair regularly, washing your cloth diapers can be a breeze. And if you need a concrete reminder, think about this analogy whenever you’re washing your hair and it can serve as a reminder of when to throw in your dirty duds.
Here is my first YouTube video I made for the Cloth Diaper Carnival and Rockin’ Green Telephone Contest. I don’t own a video camera so I had to use the video feature on my digital camera and it’s a little shaky, but hopefully it’s entertaining or informative :-)

To see all of the other great articles for the Cloth Diaper Carnival Part Deux click here.

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By Emi Stapler. I am a cloth diaper advocate, green parenting blogger, mother of three and a military wife who enjoys sharing my motherhood adventures and advice. Follow me at The Cloth Diaper Report on Facebook, Twitter @TheCDReport , Google +, Pinterest and Instagram.

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  1. We have the same washer/dryer. :)

  2. AMother'sEarth says:

    Was there a cat meowing on there, or do I have one stuck somewhere? LOL

  3. I think I wash diapers more often than I manage to wash my hair. Love your video!

  4. dirtydiaperlaundry.com says:

    What was the new diaper? Inquiring minds want to know!

    I added the code for the MckLinky. Grab it and add it to the bottom of your post when you can.


  5. It was a Vanilla Grobaby CD with snaps 😉 I am an official CD addict. I can't see a new product and not have it to review. :-)

  6. I KNOW I wash my CD's more then I wash my hair!!! Lots of great soap to pick from.

  7. Sophia Gueiros Costa says:

    I wash my hair everyday, but I'm glad I only wash diapers every other day!

  8. Thanks for the video. I feel that I have made a huge mistake in accidentally skipping the extra rinse cycle for my diapers.

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