At 36 weeks pregnant, I decided it was time to pack our hospital bags. I've been getting Braxton Hicks with this pregnancy since somewhere around 20 weeks, and with each passing week, they get stronger and more frequent. At 36 weeks, there were times that these contractions were pretty convincing too! Besides, I'm an over-planner. If I can be more than ready far ahead of time, I'm happy. There's nothing I hate more than not being prepared, and I'm usually more prepared than necessary.
Learning how to fold cloth diapers can be a tricky business, especially with a wriggly baby trying to thwart your efforts. Picture demonstrations are nice, but there's nothing like being able to watch diaper fold techniques in real life or via video.
Did you know there are excellent cloth diaper folding videos on Youtube? Let us share with you the Top Cloth Diaper Folding Videos on Youtube!
New Feed Your Stash Friday Giveaway from Diaper Junction! Enter to win one our our newest Bamboozle Fitted Diaper prints, Thistle!
This vibrant and super soft fitted is really absorbent and gender neutral.
With documentaries like Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead and shout outs on late night TV from people like Jimmy Kimmel's, Guillermo, juicing has definitely risen to the top of the popular fad diets in North America today. There are tons of claims of mass amounts of weight loss as well as cancer and heart disease fighting power linked
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I am ROYALLY speculating of course, but that can be SO fun!
Can you even imagine the Royal Baby Registry? Let's dream a little together shall we?
The easiest cloth diaper tip you'll find on the internet! No fancy folding skills, no need to watch a video demonstration or study step by step pictures.
We present to you....The Invisible Clothesline for Cloth Diapers!
So, I was thirty six weeks pregnant and it was a Saturday. School hadn't quite let out yet. I still had two more teacher days awaiting me in the coming week so I was still in my get-stuff-done mode once a weekend came. My three year old and I got up bright and early that morning to visit a huge baby yard sale that happens semi-annually in our area. I had one goal in mind: to brave the crowds, parking lot, and endless walking to find baby boy clothing, because after Bunny, we had nothing suitable for a little boy. After spending about $30 more or less, and walking the football field length of the community yard sale a couple of times, my daughter and I came home with enough clothes to fill my son's empty drawers and keep him clothed during the first few months of his life. However, my "To Do" list didn't stop there. There was still so much to do! We washed, dried and sorted the new clothing, along with our regular clothes. I did some sorting and re-sorting in my son's nursery.
For many, the use of cloth diapers create an awareness for families who in turn decide to green other aspects of their life. Parents become more concerned with their child's unnecessary exposure to toxic chemicals and seek out more natural options.
One product many don't think there's a suitable natural alternative of is a bug repellant that actually works.
New Feed Your Stash Friday Giveaway! Enter to win (2) Rumparooz One Size Pocket Diapers in the color and closure of your choice!
Open to the USA & Canada. Read more...
Swim diapers, they're cute and serve a very specific purpose - they keep the poop contained. If you're on the fence about cloth diapering you should look into a reusable swim diaper. I have many non-cloth diapering friends that use swim diapers. There is a difference in some of the swim diapers that we carry. Some, like our iPlay products, are able to hold some pee into a padded lining sewn within the diaper while others, like our Imse Vimse, simply allow the pee to just flow easily off of the diaper and onto the unsuspecting parent holding the baby. (Yes, that parent was me about three weeks ago.
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Sponsors included Green Team Enterprises, Swimways, Bummis and iPlay!
I love saving money by making things myself. If I can find a recipe or a DIY for something I normally have to buy, then I'm all over it. If I can't find instructions, I'll figure out how to do it myself.
Posted by Julie on 7/15/2013
It's summer and our family takes a more lax approach during summer months than during the school year. More play, less work, less rigid schedule...
My husband and I are in our 10th year of parenting and this year our nonchalant summer plans took a turn for the worse.
You got my opinion on the differences between the Diva Cup and Lunette Cup here in a recent post.
How about a second and third opinion from other women on the differences?
Did you enter last week's Feed Your Stash Friday Giveaway?
Read on to see if you were the lucky winner of a Best Bottom Diaper Cover and Insert from Diaper Junction!
Enter this week's Feed Your Stash Giveaway and you'll receive a Rockin' Green Summer Scent Bundle featuring "Barry Mango-low", Funk Rock and a Laundry Scoop!
Ready to enter to win this fun giveaway?
"Eat clean. Train dirty." You've probably seen this phrase on various bumper stickers, t-shirts, and other workout apparel. Sounds tough, right? What is it? Well, the eating clean part refers to a popular diet created by Tosca Reno, a best selling author who is also a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. You can read all about Reno's life and accolades here.
Posted by Babywearing International of Hampton Roads on 7/10/2013
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This month's installment of Carry of the Month from Babywearing International of Hampton Roads teaches us about the Double Hammock Torso Variation. This is a woven wrap carry and allows your arms to be free, which is particularly helpful in the warm summer months.
Getting started with cloth diapers is both fun and daunting. How do you know which ones to buy? Is it as easy as buying 24 Fuzzi Bunz because your friends uses those and swears by them, or should you try various kinds and decide for yourself?
There are various reasons you should try at least a few brands before you decide which to buy in bulk for your cloth diaper stash.
We know, you LOVE cloth diapers and you want to shout it from the moutaintops until everyone becomes a convert! The problem, not everyone can be converted or convince with the same technique and information.
When advocating cloth, it's important not to come on too strong.
So, I've just hit my ninth month of pregnancy and though this entire pregnancy has been plagued with hyperemesis gravidarum and this particular month happens to be my least queasy and unbearable so far, I'm seeing a terrible trend starting to happen as D-Day gets closer and my body becomes more bulky and clumsy with every passing moment--I'm grumpy. My temper is getting shorter and my voice is getting louder.
So often families can be turned off from cloth diapers when they encounter pocket diapers from $18.95 and up. Suddenly what seemed totally do-able appears out of reach and absolutely not financially feasible.
Do you enter our weekly Feed Your Stash Friday giveaways?
Check to see if you're a lucky winner in this blog post!
Ready to win your choice of a Best Bottoms Freedom or Liberty Diaper Cover and Insert?
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Happy Fourth of July!! Today on Americaís day of birth, the day our Founding Fathers declared independence from the Motherland, England, I thought Iíd exercise my right of freedom of speech. To celebrate this right I have loosely altered the first two paragraphs of the Declaration of Independence. Now, please understand that itís with deep admiration and respect that I have written this; I tried to avoid changing the beautiful language Mr. Jefferson authored.
The Family Focus series allows us to spotlight a cloth-diapering family that makes our online community so strong. This month's Family Focus is on the Watson family. Bambi and mark have been married for 5 years and are proud parents to celebrated their fourth wedding anniversary in April and are proud parents to Bannon 3.5 years, Bobo (Beycen) 2.5 years, and Baelin 3 months.
You've heard it said that you don't even need rash cream for cloth diapers because they're great for sensitive bottoms. This is absolutely true for most babies. However, once in awhile a child just has super sensitive skin and even with cloth diapers they get frequent rashes and breakouts. This was the case for my daughter.
July 1st through 15th you can enter to win our Ultimate Pool Party Sweesptakes! We're giving away everything you need for summer, sure to make for fun in the sun!
Sponsors include Green Team Enterprises, iPlay, Bummis and SwimWays!
Taking the plunge into using a reusable menstrual cup over a cloth or disposable method can seem like a big step. So Diva Cup vs. Lunette Cup, Which menstrual cup should you choose and how are they different?
Read on below to discover my experience with each and the differences between the Diva Cup and Lunette Cup.