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Babywearing – Not just for moms
October 12, 2012 3:30 pm | by

Before I share my story, let me tell you a bit about myself. I am not a parent. I do not have any children of my own, but I really enjoy being around kids and like to babysit.   So it’s Saturday night and all my friends are out enjoying themselves while I’m … BABYSITTING. It’s okay. I made this choice. I wanted to babysit for my friend and co-worker, Melissa. I even volunteered myself for the job.   I get to Melissa’s house around 6pm, just like she instructed. I walk in, say hello, then run off with my

 
Time for a Change
October 10, 2012 3:00 pm | by

Oh the joys of the first born baby! Remember how you kept little charts and records of when they ate, how long they napped and every time they pooped? Honestly, I don’t really remember doing it, probably due to sleep deprivation, but I do know I found my little notebook that documented my firstborn’s first weeks several months later. It was in my own handwriting, so I must have done it. Somewhere along the way, life happened and I began to forget about diaper changes amongst all the other parenting duties. The thing that makes cloth diapers different than disposables is

 
Tuesday Giveaway: Sleep like a baby!
October 9, 2012 2:30 pm | by

Don’t you just love how people love to use that phrase “sleep like a baby”? That is, until they become parents and quickly learn how babies actually sleep. If I could actually give you sleep in today’s giveaway, I would. As a parent, I know how precious sleep is. But since I can’t give you sleep, I’ll try to give you the next best thing… a cloth diapering accessory that (hopefully) helps your little one sleep just a bit longer at night. We are often asked how to prevent cloth diaper leaks in little ones at nap and bed time

 
Do I have to wash bright colors six times?
October 8, 2012 1:00 pm | by
Prepping Your New Cloth Diapers

With our recent sales, we know many of you have been adding new colors to your cloth diaper stash. If you purchased a bumGenius cloth diaper or Flip cover in Clementine, Moonbeam, Ribbit, Zinnia, Dazzle, Sassy colors or Albert print, you may have noticed a small sticker on your diaper that states: “IMPORTANT: Prewash dark color diapers 6 times separately before washing with any other products.” This means that for these brighter, bolder colors, we recommend washing them with like colors for the first 6 washes to avoid any transfer of dye to other lighter colors. But these do not

 
Fall Styles from Kicky Pants
October 5, 2012 4:30 pm | by

I love fall and almost everything that goes with it – pumpkin treats, football, hikes through a forest as leaves fall and bonfires. But as a mom, fall is not my favorite season when it comes to managing my little ones’ wardrobes. Yesterday it was 81 degrees here in St. Louis. Today it’s rainy and we hit our high temperature a few hours ago at 55. That makes it a challenge to keep your little ones comfortable and cozy through all the weather changes. That’s part of why we love Kicky Pants! Whether they are indoors or out, warm or

 
Becoming Mary Poppins
October 3, 2012 4:05 pm | by

When I take out my children for a few hours away from home, I often long for Mary Poppins’ bottomless carpet bag full of necessary items. Keeping little ones entertained at a restaurant, family function or public venue is usually a monumental task. With little ones, it can be hard to keep a well stocked diaper bag while also keeping the items inside fresh and interesting. With a few kids and many outings under my belt, I have a few tips to share if your diaper bag needs a refresher or you are just beginning to venture out with an inquisitive toddler.

 
Tuesday Giveaway: Gateway to Green
October 2, 2012 12:00 pm | by

One of the things I love most about cloth diapering is that you can do it in baby steps (pun intended). You can start with a few cloth diapers, then expand once you get the hang of it and find a style you like. If you are like me, once you master cloth diapers, you start looking around for other reusable products to add to your green arsenal. That’s why I think cloth diapers are a gateway to a greener lifestyle.   Once you cloth diaper, a logical next step is to add cloth baby wipes. Sure, you can use

 
Potty Training – What to do when it’s time for #2
September 26, 2012 10:30 am | by

After almost 3 months of being completely potty trained for peeing (self initiating, able to go to the potty all by himself), my almost-3-year-old son still refused to poop in the potty. Any potty. Not his potty chair, not a potty seat on the big potty, not even the kid-sized potty at his preschool. Every single day, I used my diaper sprayer to spray poop out of his big boy underwear while we repeated the same conversation:Me: “Where does the poop go?”Him: “In the potty”Me: “Where did you put it?”Him: “In my underwear” *sigh* It got to the point where

 
Buy 5, Get 1 FREE – bumGenius Freetime!
September 21, 2012 10:13 am | by

We love a good Buy 5, Get 1 Free sale. And we also think it’s safe to say that you do too! With that being said, we have good news! We are offering our favorite Buy 5, Get 1 Free promotion on bumGenius Freetime cloth diapers! The bumGenius Freetime rarely goes on sale, so this is one deal you don’t want to miss, especially if you’re trying to build your cloth diaper stash. The Buy 5, Get 1 sale on the bumGenius Freetime only includes solid colors (Blossom, Butternut, Clementine, Dazzle, Grasshopper, Mirror, Moonbeam, Noodle, Ribbit, Sassy, Twilight, White and

 
Kids + Pets
September 19, 2012 10:30 am | by

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The first thing that my husband and I did after getting our first apartment together (almost two months after we actually had gotten married, thanks to being stationed at first in two different states by the Army) was get a dog. We adopted Gunner, a 1-ish year old shepherd/hound mix, from a local shelter. He was adorable and HYPER. We literally wouldn’t let him sleep during the day so that he wouldn’t run into windows and walls at night. After a few months he settled in and calmed down a bit (naps were now permitted) so naturally we got another