Washing Diapers Survey

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO FILL THIS OUT MULTIPLE TIMES FOR DIFFERENT DETERGENTS/WASHING ROUTINES/MACHINES. Since the purpose is to see how different detergents work, it would be helpful to see what didn’t work for you.Washing Diapers Survey

IMPORTANT: Please enter the exact kind of detergent used (including liquid versus powder) and not simply the brand name of the detergent. Any responses without a detailed detergent name CANNOT be used!

Tara Porter

Tara Porter

Tara Porter began using cloth diapers in 2011 when she felt that using disposable diapers was costing too much money. The problem was, a lot of the highly recommended diapers weren’t working for her baby. What she finally discovered was that her baby was skinny and a heavy wetter, and that diapers worked differently for those baby types. Because of her professional work with survey design and statistics, she designed Padded Tush Stats as a way to determine how different cloth diapers worked on different babies.

Tara moved on to other career endeavors in 2014 but can still be found online blogging about health and fitness at Fit Baby Steps.
Tara Porter


      • Amanda says

        i tried it on my phone browser (samsung galaxy) and on my comp using safari. no luck on either. i didnt try chrome or firefox

        • says

          I’m not sure what to say, since it shows up fine for me :( Let me talk to Tara and see if she has any troubleshooting advice. In the meantime, if you could try another browser that would be great! I’m so sorry for the inconvenience, though.

  1. says

    When I initially commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get three emails with the same comment.

    Is there any way you can remove me from that service?
    Thank you!

  2. Trisha W. says

    Tara, I filled this out for my newest routine which uses Heavy Duty wash cycle and the Rinse/Drain/Spin cycle for my two warm rinses. Please let me know if you’d like me to fill out this survey for the wash routine I just stopped using because I was concerned about how well diapers were rinsing.


  1. […] One of the most common questions I am asked is “What the heck is going on with my diapers? They stink!” Sure, we can expect diapers to STINK, but many people have issues with the diapers still stinking after washing, or with the diaper smelling like a very unnatural ammonia smell. This is a very common problem, one which I have battled myself. I wanted to take this second to walk you through the series of questions I normally ask people when troubleshooting this issue. I base my advice on my own experience in the cloth diapering community and on the 2,000+ survey responses to my washing diapers survey. […]

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