Thursday, May 6, 2010

Line Drying [Houston Cloth Diapers]

Hi there.

Would it be weird to pretend that I haven't been missing from the blog for the past....SIX months? Yes? In that case, let's just start over.

Welcome to the baby, naturally LLC blog!

I launched my site back in August 2009 and have been plodding away at figuring out how in the world to manage a small business AND a 16 month old child from home at the same time. Luckily, with some sage accounting advice from my dad, some inventory tweaks, and a lot of late night packaging sessions, I think I am back in gear.

I thought I'd relaunch the blog with a little earth friendly demonstration:

Why line dry?
  • Reduces energy use--no running the dryer.
  • Keeps the house cooler--again, no running the dryer.
  • The sun acts as an all natural bleaching agent on any unfortunate stained diapers...
  • Helps extend the life of your elastic by not running them through the high heat of your dryer.
  • Shells and covers will actually dry in about 15 minutes outside in the summer months here in Texas.
The prefolds and inserts can get pretty cardboard-stiff like on the line. After they are dry, I toss them in the dryer with a large bath towel on fluff or low heat for about 10 minutes and they loosen right up.

We do not have the luxury of a full clothesline in our yard (bizarre HOA regulation...), but I find the drying rack does just fine outdoors. If it is super windy, I just brace the base and it is good to go.

In the next week, I will be introducing a brand new product line! I am really excited about it and will be having a giveaway (been awhile since we've had one of those!) in celebration. Be sure to check back!

(thanks for sticking around and following this much neglected blog throughout the past 1/2 year...I appreciate it!)


  1. Is it that you just can't have the actual line up the whole time? We have a retractable one that we got from Home Depot for about $20. I only mention is because then you would only have it up during the drying time. We attached it to one tree and set up hooks on two different trees to maxamize the sun power.
    My mother in law actually has lines in her garage for when it's rainy or cold. Our garage is too cluttered for that:)
    Welcome back! I love your blogs!

  2. We do the drying rack on the deck too, but sometimes the wind confuses it with a hang glider, and I find diapers all over the yard :). I'm hoping that when we move, I can get a "real" clothes line in the back!

  3. I love that you're back! And we love line drying now that we have a yard.