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This week's fluff friday winner is: Janel Clark

She will receive the following:
1 Rumparooz One Size Diaper and 1 Kanga Care Wet Bag

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Fluff Friday 318 WINNER!

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  • When you spend more time trying to decide which diaper to put on the bum then the actual diaper change takes.
  • When your mail carrier sees you he says, “No diaper package this week? Have you been sick?”
  • You’re looking at your phone and say “OH my gosh, that is so cute” and your husband’s only response is…just get it.
  • Your phone added Kelly’s Closet as the only “frequently visited” site in your mobile browser.
  • You could pay for a month’s worth of groceries in Diaper Dollars from Kelly’s Closet.
  • You have enough diapers to keep two in each car, both parents’ work offices, and maybe a few at Grandma’s house. (However this is a really good idea for emergencies J)
  • You find a diaper in a bag from a trip…you took 4 months ago…and didn’t even realize it was missing.
  • Your day care provider says, “I thought you wanted to save money by Cloth Diapering” when she sees a new print each week.
  • You tell your friends, “don’t worry...they’re his college fund”
  • Finally, just kidding because you can never have too many cloth diapers!  Just look how cute they look when they are running away from you:
Bio: Stephanie is a full time work at home mom to her 16-month-old son. She loves trying to live as crunchy as possible while enjoying her Starbucks Americano’s with Heavy Cream. She’s mildly obsessed with cloth diapers and binging on Friends reruns on Netflix.

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How To Tell When You Have Too Many Cloth Diapers

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After many months of trying different cloth diapers, and being placed on a “buying freeze” by my husband, I have finally found a cloth diaper that works for us! My new obsession is Rumparooz. My son is constantly leaking through all of his cloth diapers even though I am changing him every two to three hours. It may be because he is now constantly on the move. Even if that is not the case, his leaking has caused me many headaches and many extra outfits in the laundry.

I have purchased Rumparooz over the past 18 months and casually used them in my cloth diaper rotation. I never fully committed to them because I thought the fit was too tight on my son. Now I have learned that the more snug fit is much better at preventing leaks. I should have known! You would think it would have clicked over the past few months that a snug fit is a better fit, but sadly my mommy brain did not figure it out.

What I love about Rumparooz is not only the snug fit, but the way I can snap in the additional soaker to help with our leaking issue. If I know he is only going to be in his diaper for a short period I use a Rumparooz that I have pre-stuffed with a single soaker. If I know he is going to wear them for a longer stretch than I use the Rumparooz I have stuffed with the extra insert. Sometimes I feel as though he isn’t going to be able to crawl or walk because the fit is so snug, but he manages just fine.

I am also a big fan of the aplix feature. I know a lot of people love their snaps, but I just have no luck with them. With a squirmy little boy it is almost impossible for me to hook every snap before he wiggles his way off his changing table. With the aplix, I just pull around quickly and poof! He is ready to go! Plus, I feel as though I am able to get a better fit with the aplix. I know there are complaints that the aplix does not last as long, but I have not had any issues with the aplix at all. In fact, I have actually lost a few snaps along the way, but have never had an issue with the aplix starting to pull loose or catch extra fuzzies.

I know we all have obsessions with the cute patterns of all cloth diapers, but Rumparooz patterns are by far my favorite! I prefer a more fun and perky cloth diaper with an adorable pattern than one that is just a plain color. Rumparooz offers many different patterns that work for boys and girls. It is hard to choose my favorite!

But the main reason I love Rumparooz is the gussets they have inside the diaper. My little guy has a tiny heiney, so a lot of cloth diapers are just baggy on him. Even if I don’t get a super snug fit because of his wiggling ways, I am confident they won’t leak because of the gussets inside. I feel as though they are an extra barrier to catch any possible leakage going towards the edges. It is as though it keeps everything safely away from the sides which helps prevent leakage. It is just an added protection that helps put my mind at ease when my little guy is crawling around like a maniac.

I am sad now that I have found a diaper that works for us that I will have to start to destash. I feel as though my poor little cloth diapers that are no longer getting any love are just sitting sadly in the closet. It feels like a scene from a classic movie about toys that are sadly waiting in a box to be played with by their kid. Now that I have a cloth diaper that works for us, my new mission is to find new loving homes for our cloth diapers that may work for another family! Happy cloth diapering everyone!

Bio: Lisa Lopez is a mom to a 16 month old little boy named Maximus. She loves to write, and loves it even more when she can share info about things she loves. She currently lives in West Chester, PA with her husband of 10 years, her son, and 3 Australian Shepherds.

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And the Rumparooz Have It! - My Favorite Cloth Diaper

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It happens to everyone. Your kid seems off.. take them in and they end up on antibiotics. For us, it has been multiple ear infections. When you hit multiples, the antibiotics get stronger. Antibiotics do crazy things to our bodies. Unfortunately for the kiddos, it ends in sensitive stomachs and lots of poop. Not a big deal to some, but when you are using cloth diapers - lots of poop is hard! The biggest fear everyone has with antibiotics is their child getting a yeast rash. Yeast means more medicines, disposable diapers, and stripping/bleaching your stash. No fun for anyone.

In the past year we have survived 4 rounds of antibiotics - the last two being stronger medicines with NO yeast rash and still cloth diapering full time. How do you do it? Here are my top tips:

1. Change Often - When my daughter is on antibiotics, the poor girl pretty much gets the runs. I watch her like a hawk and as soon as she has gone, I change her. If she hasn't, I still change every 1.5-2 hours MAX. I have also found that using prefolds without a cover is almost easier and allows for more airflow if possible. If not, they are still softer usually on the bottom.

2. Wipes & Cream - Extra poop means an extra sensitive bottom. If I even reach for the wipes, my poor girl starts to cry. Instead of using disposable wipes, I use cloth wipes that have been pre-moistened in either water or water with a tiny bit of baby soap. If they are warm, it definitely helps. Then to help soothe any irritation I use a bit stronger cream than our normal CJs BUTTer. My favorite is the Motherlove Diaper rash & Thrush cream.

3. Probiotics - It is not just the medicine and the diapers that are important. Antibiotics really kill the bacteria in your body- both good and bad. Probiotics help replenish the good bacteria. Yogurt is great, but if dairy is an issue or not as easy, then you can get powdered probiotics. We use Primadophilus Children by Nature's Way. I will typically mix a serving with water and a tiny bit of fruit juice to cut any flavor they have. My daughter will drink the whole thing. For Probiotics to be the most effective - they need to be given at a DIFFERENT time than the antibiotics. Typically we do antibiotics at breakfast & dinner, so she will get her probiotics at lunch or early afternoon snack.

4. Wash wash wash - With all the extra diaper changing, I also make sure that I wash my diapers extra well to make sure and get any residue or any germs off. Maybe not every wash, but every other wash, I will run them through the cycle twice. This ensures my diapers are getting clean and I'm not risking any residual poop on them.

5. Baths & Air time - I will tend to give a bath a bit more frequently and include something like oatmeal or another soother for the skin. Then after the bath, we try to let her play or read books for a good 10-20 mins before putting a diaper back on. The air time will allow everything to really get dry and not keep moisture in. I do recommend throwing a towel on the floor or doing it on a floor that can easily be cleaned up in case there are accidents!

6. Extra cuddles - On top of already not feeling great, antibiotics can make your child feel worse. Extra hugs and reassurances that everything will be back to normal soon will help!

Other things that can help this process are using liners (disposable or fleece) in your diapers to help with the wetness. I am assuming a diaper sprayer helps, but I do not have one! Yes you read that I have done all of this without a sprayer!! I also recommend having some clorox wipes or your cleaner of choice on hand. We have had several leaks onto the floor!

I know that not everyone will choose to continue to cloth diaper while your child is on antibiotics, but it can be done. I can't guarantee these are the 'solution' to not getting stuck with a yeast rash, but this is what has worked for us.

Bio: Karla is married to her best friend with whom she has two awesome children. They are both currently in cloth diapers. Karla is a stay at home mom and blogs at Running On Eagles Wings, where she blogs about fitness and life!

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Cloth Diapers and Antibiotics

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