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Tag Archive: basics

Newborn Cloth Diapering
March 3, 2012 11:13 am | by
Prepping Cloth Diapers

Cloth diapering a newborn can seem intimidating, especially if it’s your first child that you’ll be diapering. But then again, everything about newborns can seem a little intimidating, right? It’s because it’s new, not because it’s hard. Now that I have the diapering of three kids (and the potty training of two of them, more or less) under my belt, I’m going to go ahead and say it: diapering newborns is the easiest part. Newborns don’t move around that much. Not that they can’t wriggle and squirm but at least they can’t get up and run away laughing in the

New Zutano Clothes
January 29, 2012 6:23 pm | by

There is something about Zutano clothes that brings a smile to my face and puts me in awe. From the moment I first laid eyes on this collection of kidswear, which was pretty recent since I’ve been working for Cotton Babies a little over a month, I fell in love with the brand’s bright prints and unique graphics. Part of me wishes I were younger, so I could wear fun, joyful pieces that featured small jungle animals, toy trains and monsters, but I can’t. I’ve – unfortunately – grown past that stage and dress more “age appropriate.” I think it’s

Buy a Moonstone Chaperone Stroller and Get a Chaperone Infant Seat FREE!
June 24, 2011 4:25 am | by

Now while supplies last get a free Moonstone Chaperone Infant Carseat with the purchase of a Moonstone Chaperone Stroller!Get the ultimate in convenience, comfort and style, with the Britax Chaperone Stroller. With this special offer, it’s perfectly paired with the safest infant car seat on the market today, the Britax Chaperone. The simple one-hand fold with automatic chassis lock positions the Britax Chaperone Stroller for the next logical step: placing in a vehicle or standing upright. This stroller is designed with smart features like a large underseat storage basket, functional child and parent trays, and a single brake pedal that

Cloth Diapers 101: What is a Snappi and how do I use it?
May 2, 2011 5:09 am | by

What is a Snappi?The Snappi is a modern, diaper fastener that has become an important cloth diapering accessory. This easy-to-use fastener replaces the diaper pin. It comes in a variety of colors and is made from a stretchable non-toxic material, which is T-shaped with ‘teeth’ on each end. These ‘teeth’ hook into the diaper fabric to ensure a snug-fitting diaper with enough natural movement for the baby. Why would I want one? The Snappi is a practical cloth diapering accessory, especially if you are using prefold or flat style cloth diapers, even part-time. The Snappi can be used with or

Why would you want to use cloth diapers?
May 11, 2010 11:26 am | by

Are you considering cloth diapers? Good! It makes financial sense. It makes environmental sense. Let’s talk about why. Cloth diapers are cheaper to use than disposables. Disposable diapers cost around $0.19 – $0.45 per diaper change. That varies based on the type of disposable diaper you buy. If you buy cheap store brand diapers, you may spend less. If you buy higher end name brand diapers, you could spend more. Every single disposable diaper you buy and use is thrown in a landfill. How much money are you wasting? Replace that image of a disposable diaper fluttering in the breeze

Do you speak cloth?
July 23, 2009 2:35 pm | by

Cloth diapering is a whole world of its own (as I’m sure you are well aware!). When I first started learning about cloth diapers, I was so overwhelmed by all the terms and acronyms on message boards and blogs…so I thought I would refresh this post from 2005 and decipher a few more terms you may see out there: AIO – All-In-One diapers – diaper with a waterproof outer and absorbent inner all in one piece Aplix – hook and loop fastener a-la Velcro bG – bumGenius – top selling cloth diaper brand CD – cloth diaper Contour – cloth

Why do you cloth diaper?
May 21, 2009 12:02 pm | by

Cloth diapers are all over the news these days – everything from how easy and convenient they are to use to the fact that they are more cost-effective, better for the environment and safer for our babies’ bums than disposables. It is often said “these aren’t your grandma’s cloth diapers” and that couldn’t be a more accurate statement. Sure, prefolds with a diaper cover resemble the diapers we toddled around in, but with amazing diapering systems out there, like bumGenius, cloth diapering breathes a whole new life. A recent article at focuses on the rise in cloth diapering during

I just spent $19.97 on a package of disposable diapers.
January 4, 2009 8:23 pm | by

I realized a few days ago that I’ve done nothing – absolutely nothing – to prepare for this baby. Most women spend nine months “getting ready”. I’m eight months pregnant and just haven’t had time yet to engage with the fact that yes, indeed, this bump that keeps me awake at night is a baby. It needs some basics like clean clothes, diapers, a place to sleep and a place to ride in the car. I need to get with it or Jimmy is going to be out shopping instead of hanging with me after the baby is born! So,

Sleep Troubleshooting
May 24, 2008 12:14 pm | by

In my last post I wrote about setting up good sleep habits. But while setting up good habits gives you a general framework of good sleep, there are always still problems to be had. Here are the basics of a few: Days and Nights Mixed Up: A lot of babies start out their life like this. When you are newly postpartum and exhausted it can be hard to handle. Keeping the baby in bright rooms during the day and dark rooms at night help baby’s circadian rhythm to get sorted out better. Time itself is the only other cure. Startling/Fussy

Things I Would Rather Buy
March 28, 2008 1:51 pm | by

When my husband is working a lot of overtime I get tempted. Wandering through the grocery store, those cute little boxes of disposable diapers sing their siren song, “I’m so much easier, you can do a little less laundry since this week is so busy.” I begin to falter, reaching out towards a particular favorite brand, realizing no, I don’t want the smaller package, because then I have to worry about running out. But the price sets me back a bit. $20 for the big box. I look at my cart. $20 adds a lot to a grocery bill. Especially