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Cloth Diaper Assistance Program


The mission of Salem Cloth Project is to provide families in need access to cloth diapers. Proceeds from the products we sell go towards purchasing cloth diapers, distributing them and providing education to families. We are also committed to promoting the use of cloth diapers throughout our community by providing free resources and education to all. 

Cloth Diaper Assistance Program

Our cloth diaper assistance program provides families in need access to free cloth diapers kits, education and resources. The cloth diaper kits include cloth diapers, wipes, and cloth diapering essentials PLUS all of the education and training necessary to be successful in the transition to cloth diapers. If you are interested in participating in this program, please click on the link provided to fill out the interest form.

Cloth Diaper Assistance Program Application

There are no requirements necessary to participate in our program however, we are committed to serving those with the greatest needs first. We will also be selecting candidates that are able to commit to participating in our education and training program as we believe that will help individuals be the most successful in the long run. 

Once you've submitted the application, you will be contacted by our program coordinator to collect additional information. If you have any questions, please email us at salemclothproject@gmail.com. 

Cloth Diaper Donations

In order to serve the greatest number of families, we rely on cloth diaper donations. If you are interested in donating your cloth diapers, find out more here.

Additional Cloth Diaper Education & Resources

Are you interested in using cloth diapers? Let us help! Here are some of our favorite resources to get you started. Contact us if you would like us to provide you with additional education and/or resources. 

Cloth Diaper Style Comparison Video - All in Ones, Pockets, Prefolds? Don't let your head spin. Check out this video that will walk you through what each different cloth diaper style looks like. 

How many cloth diapers do I need? - This all depends on how often you plan to wash your diapers. Check out this image for a quick reference guide.

Washing Cloth Diapers - Washing cloth diapers is different than washing your clothes, for obvious reasons. Check out this list of top 10 tips on how to wash diapers. 

Washing Cloth Diapers Quick Tips:

  • Wash diapers every 2-3 days
  • Use Free & Clear detergent without fragrances or dyes
  • Use the pre-rinse cycle on warm (without detergent) + heavy wash cycle and a second rinse on cold (with detergent)
  • Air dry or use gentle cycle to prevent elastic from wearing out

Cloth Diapering Accessories:

  • Diapers
  • Wipes (cloth or disposable)
  • Diaper Liners (if you're using pocket diapers)
  • Snappi or pins (if you're using prefold or flats)
  • Diaper Pail
  • Diaper Pail Liner
  • Wet Bags (on-the-go bags)
  • Free & Clear Detergent
  • Cloth Diaper Safe (zinc-free) Rash Cream
  • Diaper Sprayer (optional)
  • Laundry Drying Rack (optional)