A Dad’s Guide to the scary world of Cloth Diapering – from one Dad to another

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I was horrified when, at the imminent arrival of our second child, my wife announced she had decided to take the plunge and use cloth nappies. I didn’t even know people still used those things. I mean, why mess with the beautifully clean, efficient and modern system of disposable diapers which so magnificently rescued us from the perils of those … Read More

Free Cloth Diaper Patterns and Sewing Guides

Elmarie RobsonCloth 101, Cloth Diaper Sewing9 Comments

Free Cloth Diaper Patterns and Sewing Guides There are many free cloth diaper patterns available for download. These are useful as they will tell you which fabrics you will need and give some instructions on how to sew your diapers. All fabrics recommended under each cloth diaper type can be purchased from our online store www.minimatters.co.za Fitted diapers We recommend … Read More

Sewing with waterproof PUL and TPU fabrics

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Sewing with PUL/TPU waterproof fabrics Let’s face it, some of the specialized fabrics most commonly used in cloth diapers are not the easiest to work with. PUL/TPU is one of them, but with a few simple tips and tricks, you can easily master working with this fabric and create beautiful waterproof works of art. What is PUL/TPU? The PU in … Read More

Feminine Hygiene the Natural Way

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Feminine Hygiene the natural way The human body is an amazing thing, and we are often reminded about it when we can compare it to something more tangible; for example, that every thirteen seconds, the body produces more cells than there are people in the US. I have also always found it fascinating that the female body prepares herself every … Read More

Cloth Diaper Fabrics Explained

Elmarie RobsonCloth 101, Cloth Diaper Sewing, Cloth diapering8 Comments

Cloth Diaper Fabrics Explained With the wonderful world of modern cloth diapers comes a wide selection of technical and speciality fabrics used for specific purposes in cloth diapers. Whether you want to sew your own or just make an informed choice of the best options for you in ready made diapers, this guide will help you understand the fabrics most … Read More

Cloth Diapering Dictionary

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Cloth Diapering can be overwhelming at first, especially with all the cloth lingo that gets bandied about. Here is a list of some of the most used terms in cloth diapering: Cloth Diaper Types Cloth Diaper Additions Cloth Diaper Parts Cloth Diaper Accessories Cloth Diaper Fabrics Commonly Used Terms & Abbreviations Cloth Diaper Types All-in-one – a one step type … Read More

How to Fold a Prefold

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  Prefolds are an economical and versatile way to cloth diaper your baby. They are easy to wash and quick to dry. There are various different folds that you can use and experiment with until you find the one that suits your baby the best. Mini Matters has two prefold styles: Winged Prefolds and Standard Prefolds. The Winged Prefolds have … Read More

Why go cloth?

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The case for using cloth diapers The idea of using cloth diapers evokes all sorts of reactions from people – from people who think it’s the greatest thing since sliced bread to those who find it downright absurd and backward. There is a whole lot more to it than that though – here are the main reasons for, as we … Read More