Sunday, March 29, 2009

Stocked Today

Just added to the store: Longies, Family wipes, Flannel wipes, Fitted Diapers, Burb Cloths...more to come as soon as I get the pictures loaded!

Happy diapering!

Friday, March 27, 2009

New Store

I have uploaded a few items to the new store site...

Little Moose Diapers

Feel free to visit!

I WILL offer a grand opening sale, probably in May!


Thursday, March 26, 2009

Coming Soon...

I have a store site!!!!

I CAN'T wait to get it loaded and running!!!


Wednesday, March 25, 2009

How to wash wool

Wool can be used with great success as a diaper cover over prefolds or fitteds.

How to wash your wool Diaper Wraps and Longies

Rinse the wool item in cold water to remove any urine or feces. It is not necessary to wash your wool cover or longies after every use. Although some momma's will wash their wool items every month or more, I recommend washing wool baby items at least every 2 weeks. If there is poop on the cover, you can spot clean it using an olive oil bar soap, or Ivory soap.

1. Fill a sink with warm water, and add a little wool wash (Eucalan No Rinse Woolwash is recommended) Use the amount recommended on the bottle.
2. Soak your covers in the wool wash water mixture for about 30 minutes. Do not agitate it in there. Just let it soak.
3. When time is up, gently squeeze out the excess water, supporting all aspects of the wool item in your hands (don’t let anything dangle).
4. Lay the covers on a flat bath towel and roll them up, pushing down a bit to help get the extra water out.
5. To dry, you may lay them on another dry towel, or line dry them. I have laid my covers over the side of a laundry basket without any distortion in the cover being noted. Be sure the items do not become distorted during drying.
*Washing wool in the washing machine is not reccommened as this can cause felting, which will shrink your diaper cover. Drying in an electric dryer will do the same thing.

Happy Diapering,

Sunday, March 22, 2009

New Flannel

Tomorrow I am going to the Fabric Store to pick out some new flannels....can't wait! These will be used for Fitted Flannel Diapers, as well as some burp cloths, maybe even bibs...can't wait!!!


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

How to wash Cloth Diapers

The following is my method for handling soiled cloth diapers.

Wet ones and wipes go directly into a dry pail which sits on top of my dryer, with no lid on it. You can use a lid if you wish to, but I find the diapers build up an amonia smell if they are left in a closed container.

I wash diapers when the dry pail is full. This can be once a day, or every other day. I never let the diapers go more than 2 days without washing.

Rinse any stool in the toilet, and place your dirty diapers in a dry pail. Should odors build up, sprinkle a little baking soda on top of each diaper you place in the pail.

When it is time to wash the diapers, I fill the washer with cold water, and add about 1/4 cup of bleach - yes, bleach. I know bleach has been rumored to ruin cloth diapers, but I would rather have a ruined diaper than have bacteria growing on my baby's diapers. (If you use cute prints, remember that bleach can fade colors). There is another choice fro killing bacteria in diapers, which I have not tried yet - called BacOut.

Once the washer is full, I add my diapers. Utilize a rinse cycle followed by a regular wash cycle to ensure the diapers come clean. Adding 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar to the fabric softener dispenser or downy ball during the final rinse will help soften your diapers and further prevent odors. Vinegar also has some antibacterial properties. Tumble or line dry.

Do NOT use fabric softener as this will leave a waterproof residue on your diapers, decreasing absorption.

*I have used bleach on my diapers for over a year now, with some of the original PUL covers still in rotation, and have not noticed any breakdown in the covers or diapers*

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Why Little Moose Diapers?

So how did I come up with the name Little Moose Diapers? Let me tell you, it wasn't exactly easy. I fumbled through name after name, much like the princess in Rumplestilskin did....until it just hit me - Little Moose Diapers! Cute, catchy, easy to recall. Not to mention the moose is one of the easiest creatures to make charactures of. After the name received passing approval from the management team - AKA my four children - I knew I was onto something....

But again....why a moose you ask? I also wanted a name that would somehow signify my locale - Maine....and Maine is FULL of Moose (or at least my neck of the woods are).

And so, Little Moose Diapers was born!


Monday, March 16, 2009

I'm on twitter

Now you can follow me on twitter. See the sidebar, scroll down a bit, and there are the updates! Click follow me on twitter and join the crew ok, there's no one there yet).


Incoming Fabrics

Many of my fabrics are on backorder. Here is a list of the fabrics and colors I am expecting in within the next few weeks:

Suedecloth - used as a stay dry liner in overnight pants, diapers, and some Momma pads:

Cotton Velour - can be used in diapers, and also as a feel wet layer in pullups.
kelly green
light blue
light yellow
heather gray
light pink

2 mil Polyurethane Laminate -a waterproof outer fabric for diapers
sky blue
lt lavendar
neon green


Sunday, March 15, 2009

Organic Bamboo Cotton Diaper Inserts

Today I completed a custom order of inserts for pullups. I made 2 Organic Bamboo Cotton Inserts for use with the Sham Pocket Trainers.

I am a firm believer in being a good Steward of the Earth which God has provided us to abide in. Although I am not head over heals about being green, I strive for our family to do so in as many ways as possible, and for us, cloth diapering is one of the best ways to do so.

Little Moose Diapers' Organic Bamboo/Cotton/Poly Blend (70/28/2) inserts are made of three layers, measuring either 12 x 12 inches or 9x12 inches. They will work great in pocket diapers, trainers, laid under baby with a cover, or as boosters for overnight.


Bamboo has been touted as having antibacterial characteristics. It is a fast growing plant, which makes it a more earth friendly fabric. Bamboo is is very absorbent, and has antibacterial properties. Bamboo also won’t retain odors after washings, and it will remain soft after multiple washings.


Saturday, March 14, 2009


I have received the Microfiber inserts I ordered, and I am SO impressed with them. I tested them by pouring water over them, to see how much they could soak up - one of these fellas can hold 1 and 1/2 cups of water! The only drawback with using Microfiber, is that there can be a 'squish factor'. When fully saturated and compressed, the Microfiber doesn't hold the liquids in. This is why it is important to also use a layer of cotton, bamboo, or hemp around the Microfiber.

I will be working on adding layers to these Microfiber inserts and listing them in the shop soon. I'm thinking I'll use someof that cute flannel I purchased a while back.

The Microfiber inserts will work great tucked inside trainers or pocket items (diapers, trainers, pullups).

A word of caution - it is rumored that microfiber is so absorpant it should not be used next to the baby's skin, as it can leave irritations. It is perfectly safe for use in pockets, or when layered within another fabric.


Thursday, March 12, 2009

The History behind Little Moose Diapers

I came to cloth diapers out of a desire to be more wise with the family's finances. I had wanted to cloth diaper for some time, but my sitter pretty much refused to wash a cloth diaper, and the thought of part time cloth diapering honestly never ocurred to me.

Then in 2006, our third child was born, and my husband and I took a leap of faith We trusted God solely and I quit working as a Travel Nurse (RN). We used my last 2 paychecks to pay our bills as far ahead as we could. Then, when our income tax refund came in, we put all that we could towards paying our bills for the next few months. At the time, my husband was a full time college student, on track to graduating in May of 2007. With her being born in December this left us living off his work study pay for about 5 months. God was good, and we had enough money to buy our groceries, and diapers and pull ups for the children. May came, and he graduated, and the Lord blessed him with a full time job.

It wasn't until late summer of 2007 when I began to look for ways of lowering our expenses. I looked at buying some brand name cloth diapers, but was astounded at the price of some of them. I started to look into sewing my own cloth diapers. My family and friends have been amazed at how well they work, and how different cloth diapers are now, as opposed to say 20 years ago.

I then began selling my cloth diaper items as a means of bringing in a little extra money while supplying other families with quality made cloth diapers at a lower cost. I began selling wool covers and longies on Ebay and Etsy. I opened a store, which is still open and stocked with a few diapers and bibs along with lots of longies. Recently, I opened a new store,

Little Moose Diapers is slowly being stocked with All In Ones, Pullups, Training pants, Absorbant Inserts, Diaper covers, Fitted Diapers, and more. I plan to offer Big Kid Overnight pants, for the big kid who wets the bed, or for the special needs children out there.

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