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This week The Cloth Diaper Whisperer is giving away 1 Sweet Pea Bamboo One-Size All-In-One Cloth Diaper in the NEW Teal Green color!

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Fluff Friday 323

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It took my husband and me 8 very long years to have our little boy. And now that he is 16 months I am seeing that the quote “it goes so fast” is absolutely true. I have dreamt of having a baby for a very long time, and I wanted to make sure I enjoyed motherhood as much as possible. One thing that I researched was baby wearing. I know, baby wearing sounds like something from another country. You see the pictures of the women with their baby’s wrapped up and clinging to their backs while carrying baskets of fruit on their heads and carrying buckets of water in their hands. Yes, this is absolutely a form of baby wearing, but there are so many other ways to carry your baby.

Venturing in to the world of baby wearing is overwhelming at first and can become very, very addicting. At first, I was so confused by all of the terms – buckle carrier, SSC, wraps, and ring slings. I didn’t know where to begin or even what to try first. I did know that I did not have a very strong back, so I had to find something that was supportive and did not pull too much on my back. That is when I decided to try a buckle carrier.

There are quite a few brands of buckle carriers out there and Kelly’s Closet even sells a few. It is hard to decide which one to try first. I ordered one, tried it and sent it back because it hurt my back so much. That is when I found out about baby wearing meetings. Baby Wearing meetings are located in many counties around the country. Your best bet is to do a search for you a baby wearing group in your area. This is a great place to try many different carriers and receive training and assistance on how to wear your baby. These meetings give so many helpful tips on how to wear. If there is not a baby wearing group in your area make sure you watch a few videos on you tube, or even on the websites of the baby carrier you are looking to buy to help with proper technique to carry your baby.

Once I had the placement and carrier figured out, my adventures in baby wearing began. I have to say, it is one of the best things I have ever done! My son loves to be worn. Now, I am not one that wears him all the time, but I do wear him when we go places that are busy. I have worn him for probably 20 hours around Disney World, wandered with him around the Baltimore Aquarium, and worn him around countless zoos and parks. It is so nice to be able to hook him in the carrier and stand in line for 45 minutes waiting for a ride without have to switch him back and forth from hip to hip, or even carry him around while he is quietly sleeping after a long day at the parks. Now he is just comfortably placed either facing me or being carried on my back. I give him a pacifier or a toy, and he is a happy little boy. Plus, I honestly think he likes to be close to me. It is like I am hugging him non-stop for a few hours. It is a great way to feel like you are bonding with your little one.

Baby wearing is not for everyone, but is definitely something you should think about. You can go as crazy as you want with baby wearing. I am warning you now….if you can’t swing another addiction (like cloth diapers), move along and forget baby wearing. It is another way for your husband to strip you of all of your credit cards. Either way, do what is best for you and your little one. Have fun looking at all the carriers and joining in on yet another mommy addiction! Happy Baby Wearing!

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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Adventures in Baby Wearing

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When I first started cloth diapering, I did my research. I talked to friends who used cloth diapers, I “googled” it, I read as much online as possible to wrap my head around what it would take to use cloth diapers. After digesting the information and deciding to take the plunge, the hard part came. Deciding what diaper to buy. The best advice I read, which I am so glad I followed, is don’t commit to one brand, style or diaper!

Having a mix of brands and styles has really worked for my advantage. In the 16 months I have been using cloth diapers, I have been able to gather quite an eclectic mix, so that, no matter my mood or different caregiver changing a diaper, I have one that works. Here is a little about each of the styles/diapers I have, and why I like them.

Hybrid Diapers
My stash started out with hybrid diapers, specifically, Grovia Hybrids. I was drawn to this brand for their cute prints, and flexibility. Surprisingly, this is the diaper my husband always reaches for. I love using the snap in soakers because leaving the house on outings requires less baggage in my Logan & Lenora Daytripper. I take 2-3 soakers and an extra shell and I’m good for a day away. I also love the Biosoakers for traveling. They fit so nicely in the Grovia Shells and make using cloth for a week getaway so easy. I recently took a trip where we stayed in a hotel for 5 days. I used the biosoakers every day, and washed my shells at night in the hotel sink. I took 6 shells and a pack of biosoakers and cloth diapered the whole time!

Pocket Diapers
When I was building my stash through Kelly’s Closet, I got quite a few bumGenius 4.0’s and Kawaii pocket diapers free with their coupons. These are great for daycare and grandparents because they are the most like changing a disposable diaper, when pre-stuffed. My number one favorite diaper also falls into this category, the Thirsties One Size Pocket. I love that the Thirsties pocket has leg gussets because that really holds the EBF poop and the explosive toddler poops inside and not on my carpet. Plus I can easily get away with a 4-5 hour span because of the Hemp insert that comes with the Thirsties pocket. Sometimes, I find stuffing diapers therapeutic and will stuff away while I veg out on the couch with the TV on while everyone is asleep. Sometimes, I’m not in the mood to stuff inserts into a pocket, so I’m glad that I also have some of the next kind to send to Day Care as well.

All-in-One Diapers
It is not an uncommon site in our house for us to be running 20 minutes late leaving for work and I haven’t even packed the diaper bag. I know, I should pack it the night before, but sometimes, I fall asleep before folding stuffing the diaper laundry. So sending pocket diapers are out of the question. All-in-one’s for the win. I love having bumGenius Freetime on hand to just grab off the drying rack and stick in the diaper bag. They are great for Day Care and Grandparents because they go on just like a disposable. I also love the amount of AIO’s that come in natural fibers. My favorites are the Grovia AIO and Smart Bottoms. A plus is that Smart Bottoms come is such cute colors and prints!

Covers and Prefolds
Lastly, I’m so glad that I took the plunge and tried a few covers and prefolds. Now, it is one of my go to choices for around the house AND our nighttime diaper option! My favorite covers are the Thirsites Duo Wrap and the Rumparooz One Size Cover. Both have leg gussets that hold in any poopxplosions! For night time, I use the premium sized Osocozy Bamboo Prefolds, OR a Grovia Bamboo Prefold wrapped around a Grovia booster. Bamboo is one of my favorite insert choices. It holds a ton of liquid, much more than microfiber. I was intimidated with covers and prefolds at the beginning. But pad folding and laying the prefold right inside a cover couldn’t be easier. Plus I love being able to keep him in one cover all day long, if he doesn’t poop!

So the best advice if you are just starting on your cloth diaper journey, try all the diapers!!

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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Why I'm Glad I Didn't Choose One Diaper Brand or Style

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