We are going back to basics with this post! If you are just beginning your cloth diaper journey, or are preparing to start in a few more months once the baby arrives, you will find this guide to each style of diaper informative. If you’re already an experienced user of cloth diapers this may bore […]
When I first started cloth diapering there were a lot of side snapping options and they were quite popular! GAD Baby, Knickernappies, and GEN-Y were all hot topics on the forums. People liked side snapping diapers because they could pull up and down easily and they had a cleaner look on the front since […]
I’m not a patron of the fine arts and most of the things on my walls are from thrift shops or estate sales. I do, however, love to hang art on the walls that actually means something to me beyond just being pretty when I find it. When I was approached by Erin, the […]
One of my favorite things about having a little girl is sewing dresses for her. I have such vivid memories of standing impatiently for my mother while she poked and prodded me to pin pattern pieces together for a good fit. The fittings were frustrating for an adventurous little girl, but I did love having […]
Heck, there are some days when I am “done” with just about everything except sleep and coffee ice cream. This can happen with your commitment to your reusable paper towels, your compost pile, your garden, and yes- your cloth diapers. There are some days when a modicum of convenience and an extra day off from […]
Using cloth diapers on a newborn may something you are looking forward to, or dreading, or both. There is no easy way to put this- it is hard. Not hard in the sense that using the diapers on your baby is hard, that is the easy part. It is hard because there are so many […]
Two weeks ago my family and I were so lucky to be given passes to enjoy Disney World with our daughter. Matt and I are HUGE Disney fans. We announced our pregnancy by attending the park while wearing a shirt I made that said “Future Mouseketeer” in the classic Disney font with a tiny mouse […]
Harper loves to talk at home. She’ll chat away about her interest in Mama, Dada, Puppy, Kitty, Banana, Cookie, etc, till the cows come home. But the moment you put her on the spot, and a stranger tries to charm a “hello” out of her, she acts as though she’s never spoken a word in […]
is the most feared word in the cloth diaper community. It is the scourge of the earth, a menace to society, some even call it a “beast” because it is so hard to get rid of. Ammonia is unmistakable, and if you aren’t sure if you have build-up in your diapers all you need to […]
Rather than buying several sets of diapers in each size needed, most families are able to buy a single “stash” of diapers. Typically, you only need 24-36 diapers for the duration of your child’s diapering days. One Size diapers fit babies at their different sizes by having an adjustment, usually on the rise (rise=the front […]
Have you ever thought about the history of cloth diapers and how they evolved from simple flats to the modern marvels of invention many of us use today? At one point in recent memory even flats with pins and rubber pants were the modern diapers. Prior to the invention of the safety pin in the […]
I’m so pleased to finally unveil a project over 2 years in the making: Cloth Diapering Solutions for Families in Need and Have Snappi… Will Diaper are the results of a pressing need for booklets that cover low cost cloth diapering solutions that will work for any family on any budget. Cloth Diapering Solutions for […]
When it comes to ultra budget-friendly cloth diapers flats are the easiest and most accessible option for so many reasons. They’re easy to find, cheap, and can be handwashed. When it comes to cloth diaper covers it is harder to find them locally. This video tutorial shows how to make a DIY Fleece Cover that […]
Did you click this because you are wondering “What the heck is a Poop Avoidance Device?” Good, my plan worked. Totally makes sense, right? When I was planning to make videos about cloth diaper accessories I noticed the trend that so many products were ways to avoid touching poop. They deserved their own video and […]
So is changing outfits on a cranky baby, potentially having to change my own clothes, oh and changing the sheets or sleeping on a lumpy towel until morning. Finding the right combination to last your baby from the time they go to sleep to the time you both wake in the morning is challenging. At […]
One of the things that I have noticed lacking in the cloth diaper world is an introduction to cloth diapers that is simple, not overwhelming, and that isn’t brand specific. Generally speaking, the only people interested in putting the time and effort into this type of thing are big brands. I got the idea in […]
Posted on 12 February 2014.
Yesterday Lara wrote up her review of the new All in One from Happy Heiny, the ONEderful that was named by their fans. It is the first All in One from the brand, and was designed to be absorbent, easy to use, and use natural fibers. It definitely boasts a lot of options for sizing, in the rise, in the rear, and the waist is generous as always. Plus the All in One comes in Snaps and Aplix closures. Lara found this was absorbent enough for overnight when her baby typically needed fitteds and covers- for this reason it is the perfect diaper to send for overnight trips to grandma’s. A little more about Happy Heiny: “Employs about 8 non-sewing ladies who work part-time from home plus a team of seamstresses in Indiana and California. Manufacturing is done in both Indiana and California, while orders are processed and shipped from […]
Posted on 10 February 2014.
Harper loves to talk at home. She’ll chat away about her interest in Mama, Dada, Puppy, Kitty, Banana, Cookie, etc, till the cows come home. But the moment you put her on the spot, and a stranger tries to charm a “hello” out of her, she acts as though she’s never spoken a word in her life. In fact, she puts on her most serious poker face, like the smiling stranger is not to be trusted. I don’t give her a hard time about this, I think having boundaries and knowing who you can really trust is important, but it does make me feel awkward. The stranger will usually ask if she’s tired, of she’s sick, if she had a long day. I usual just go with tired, it seems to make them feel better about the less then stellar reception of their overture. How do your littles react to […]
Posted on 04 February 2014.
We had a busy week last week with announcements, including learning the new bumGenius color- Hummingbird. The folks at bumGenius had a grand ol’ time teasing everyone as the public tried to guess the new color. One tweet went so far as saying it might be the color of hot dogs… luckily that one was a joke! After a lot of leg pulling and stringing along the new color was announced, a rich emerald green they aptly named Hummingbird. It looks like a stellar addition to their lineup and a gender neutral enough color that anyone should be happy to put it on their baby, boy or girl. Maria of Change-Diapers had a local diaper shop nearby and was able to compare it in photos to their other prints and green colors for reference. http://change-diapers.com/2014/01/how-does-bumgenius-hummingbird-compare-to-other-colors/ I am self-sponsoring a giveaway for a new Hummingbird by bumGenius in the winner’s […]
Posted on 31 January 2014.
Wouldn’t you love to help a worthy cause while also getting a little something in return? Perhaps you have a cloth diaper or two that are no longer seeing love in your rotation? Send them to Giving Diapers, Giving Hope! In return, you will receive a NoseFrida! The handy, dandy NoseFrida is a must have product for moms of little ones to effectively suck out the snot (literally) without irritating the nose. The biggest bonus is how easy to clean they are! No chance of hidden mold or bacteria like the bulb syringes! You can learn more about the product on FridayBaby.com. Giving Diapers, Giving Hope helps families in need by lending families a stash of cloth diapers for the cost of shipping. GDGH recently partnered with GroVia so shipments will be going to their warehouse. Who doesn’t have a few diapers that your baby has grown out […]Pin It
Posted on 28 January 2014.
♫♪ Oh where, oh where can she be?! She’s not in the drawer, behind it, or in my purse. Perhaps my kids hid her from me! ♫♪ Happy Birthday! That’s what my uterus said on January 25. What a shitty gift. My uterus is a habitual re-gifter because she gave me that same gift on Christmas Day. No biggie, I’ll just grab my Lunette and be on my way. These days periods aren’t a big deal because the menstrual cup is one of those life-changing devices that makes each monthly visit less uncomfortable and less of a chore. WHERE IS MY CUP?! I looked in my “cup” drawer and only found the cups left over from demonstration videos of the wrong size, or the one cup (I’ll leave the brand out of this because it is a personal thing, the cup works fine) that doesn’t fit me well. FINE. I’ll […]
Posted on 27 January 2014.
Once a week my family meets with my husband’s brother and wife, Harper’s godfather and his wife, and a few other close friends at a local restaurant. The establishment offers a discount on this night but we go for the camaraderie and love that all the staff knows us and dote on Harper. These “Taco Tuesdays” have become one of my favorite traditions, to the point that I worked with my job schedule to ensure I would still be available to make these weekly visits. I think it’s so good for Harper to have adults in her life on a regular basis beyond Mom and Dad, and I know my husband and I get a lot of serenity being around people we are close to and can talk to like normal adults (instead of parents, which is nice but can get a bit “mommy-wars” at times as you have to […]
Posted on 23 January 2014.
After the exciting announcement last week that GroVia would be partnering with Giving Diapers, Giving Hope to help them with their shipping and receiving needs. Already this partnership has proved to be an immense help! We are almost up to 10 boxes shipped since that announcement! To celebrate GroVia is going to give a full stash of new GroVia diapers to a deserving family. Here is how it works- 1) E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org before Friday, Jan. 24, with an original photograph taken by you that illustrates the word “GIVE.” Get creative! Your photograph does NOT need to feature diapers or even people at all. Please keep the family you are hoping to win for anonymous to the public. High-resolution is preferred, but cell phone photography is acceptable. (the example has text on it, you don’t have to do this) 2) We’ll e-mail you back with an application for you to fill […]
Posted on 22 January 2014.
Since I started this blog nearly 5 years ago things have changed in a good way! There are more brick and mortar cloth diaper stores than there were “back in my day.” When I started cloth diapering it was either buy online, or drive almost 2 hours to the closest diaper store. I did make that drive on a few occasions because I appreciated the one-on-one support and the ability to touch and feel the diapers in person. Seeing a photo and reading a page long description that used alien terms didn’t do the diapers justice. I wanted to see what I was buying and hear a real person tell me why this was better than that. At the time I was torn between two brands and the sales associate was able to help me make my choice. I walked out with two new diapers and several gently used covers […]
Posted on 16 January 2014.
There are no true words that can describe how excited I am to be announcing that Giving Diapers, Giving Hope has partnered with GroVia to help even more families get the diapers they need. Giving Diapers, Giving Hope is a national cloth diaper bank that aims to provide income qualified families with a set of cloth diapers for the cost of shipping. After applying and if approved each family receives diapers for their child(ren) that are shipped to their home. This is where GroVia is stepping in! When Giving Diapers, Giving Hope began they were a local diaper bank, however the need for cloth diapers wasn’t quite there, but the need nationally was. Knowing that they received more requests from everywhere but their homebase in Gloucester, MA and that the other national diaper bank recently closed their doors they decided to open to all states. As the years went on the organization […]
Posted on 14 January 2014.
is the most feared word in the cloth diaper community. It is the scourge of the earth, a menace to society, some even call it a “beast” because it is so hard to get rid of. Ammonia is unmistakable, and if you aren’t sure if you have build-up in your diapers all you need to do is take a whiff of a wet diaper. If a diaper that has been urinated in smells strongly, and singes your nose hairs, it is ammonia. Ammonia is used in cleaning products like window cleaner (and can be purchased in pure form) so you have that smell to compare it to. There are acceptable amounts of ammonia and if your diapers only smell strongly after a few days in your wetbag or pail then this is quite normal, though you may want to increase the frequency of your washing to prevent a problem. When […]Pin It
Added on 03 March 2014