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Fluff Friday 110

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This week's Fluff Friday winner is lulusmama!

She will receive:
1-FuzziBunz One Size Diaper in Apple Green
1-FuzziBunz One Size Diaper in Watermelon

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! Please, contact us ASAP so we can get your winnings out to you!!!
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Fluff Friday 109 WINNER!

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It is hard to imagine that only 10 (short) months ago I hadn’t heard the term “baby wearing” before.  It is harder still to imagine that we had not yet met our son, Caleb (we often wonder what we did with ourselves before this little one made our family into three).   Imagining life without Caleb is almost as strange as imagining Caleb without our moby wrap!

There are many things I’ve enjoyed these past 9 months but right up there close to the top has got to be carrying my little one around in my arms or tied securely in a wrap or carrier of one type or another.  These moments of walking with his blond little head sleeping on my chest or his big blue eyes starring inquisitively up at me or his chubby little hands patting my cheek, have been the substance that memories are made of.   I love smelling the sweet baby smell of the top of his head, feeling his warm body snuggled in close, whispering to him all about the big world around us, and watching him soak it all up.  Babywearing has been said to calm and soothe baby….I’d have to take that one step further and say it is balm for mama’s spirit too.

I’m not sure about your kiddos but my baby boy has been growing up way too fast and I am having trouble believing just how much a little person can change in only 9 months.   It occurred to me recently (while he was experimenting with standing on his own!!) that it is only a matter of time before he leaves my arms to walk independently on his own (first in the literal sense and then in not too many years a more figurative one).

I was lamenting this sad fact with my husband the other night on one of our evening walks, with Caleb wrapped up tight in our moby.  He smiled and said “Isn’t that a good thing? Isn’t that what babies are supposed to do?  I guess that just means we’ll have to start on #2!”  I was thinking more along the lines of something less extreme (like maybe making Caleb stay little forever?).   We must have been in a nostalgic mood because we went on to reminisce about our many “moby moments”:  the first time we tried it and Caleb wasn’t convinced, the long hours when he didn’t want to sleep and it was the only thing that would settle him down, the first trip to the zoo, walks by the river, going to the park, the first time daddy tried the moby (and loved it), walks around the block, explaining the moby wrap to skeptical curious strangers, running errands to our neighborhood health food store, the farmer’s market on Saturdays, our evening family walk, Caleb’s increasing excitement for “bye bye” and on our list went…..

I suppose one of these days he will outgrow his moby but my husband is right:   little babies were meant to grow and mamas are meant to be here to help them gain their independence, step out on their own feet and walk their own road of life.  For now, I’ll just cherish these babywearing moments and take one day and one milestone at a time.

By Sarah H.
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Moby Moments: Reflections on Babywearing

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Name: Bec Touzel

City: Sydney, Australia

Mom to: Abigail Rose (pictured)

Why did you decide to cloth diaper?
I love the idea of not creating so much waste and looking after my baby's sweet bum (plus they look so much cuter than disposables!). I also like that I am continuing the generational trend. I hope Abbie decides to use cloth just like her mum!

What is it like being an Aussie mum?
The sun and surf play is a big part of our lives here in Australia - so everyone is quite focused on skin care, sun-sense and swimming lessons. I think a lot of us also forget that children aren't preparing for life during their growing years, they're actually living life in the here and now (so piano lessons, French classes and ballet aren't necessary at all!).

What is your best, simply can't-live-without-mum-product?
Definitely, hands-down, the Ergo Baby Carrier! Abbie goes everywhere with me at work - and I have both hands free!
   
What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
Have a snuggle session in bed with my husband and sweet baby, and then change that pooey nappy!

What is the biggest cloth diaper challenge for you?
Figuring out night nappies - she's a super-duper wee-er at night!

What is your favorite part about being a cloth diapering mum?
That there are no panic trips to the shops to buy nappies because we're out. They're so easy to look after. And I secretly love the looks on people's faces when you say that you use cloth! Priceless!

What super power do you wish you had?
To slow time so my house would always be clean and so I could enjoy this time with my family more!
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Meet December's Spotlight MOM: Bec Touzel

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We are still looking for adorable pictures for next month's Cute Baby of the Cloth. Next month’s theme is: “Celebration.”  Share original and creative pics that show your little one in the mood to celebrate! One picture submission per family, please! Get creative – these pics may or may not be holiday related as long as they convey the celebratory theme. Submit photos to jenny@diapershops.com by Wednesday, December 29th. Winning submission gets a $25 gift card to Kelly’s Closet.

Note:  By submitting a photo for this contest, you consent that Kelly’s Closet and Diapershops.com has the right to use the photo of your child and his or her first name in future newsletters.
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Can you really keep up?
How many times was I asked this question I cannot say but the answer was always a resounding, YES! Can you really breastfeed twins? Yes, you absolutely can and yes, you can do it for the recommended 12 months. I did. I also have a close friend who is still nursing her twins at 13 months old.

Breastfeeding twins can certainly be time consuming and tricky at moments. Here is how my year of tandem breastfeeding went.

Month #1
The first month was probably the most challenging for me. I am not new to nursing as I had already nursed my 3 older children but, I was new to tandem nursing and nursing preemie babies. My twins were born at 36 weeks and 2 days. The first feedings went great. My littlest baby, Ellie latched on and ate great. Eli nursed well too. It was 7 hours later that things got crazy. Ellie developed severe hypoglycemia and her blood sugar levels were at 17. At this point she was hooked up to I.V.s to give her extra glucose. By the time she was two days old she had been transferred to the NICU just over an hour drive away where she stayed for 22 more days. Eli was nursing well but loosing too much weight. It turned out that he wasn’t strong enough to suck hard enough, long enough to get enough milk. My first month consisted of nursing Eli then pumping for Ellie. Driving back and forth from the NICU at least every other day. Which I wasn’t allowed to bring Eli with because of the “swine flu” outbreak that occurred last year. I was also pumping and giving Eli a bottle every other feeding for a couple weeks to ensure he was getting enough milk to gain weight. It was a tough month but knowing my tiniest babies needed their momma’s milk the most kept me going.

Month #2
Ellie came home from the NICU the week before they were 1 month old. I continued to nurse Eli and pump for Ellie. During this time I was trying to get Ellie back to the breast. It was a difficult challenge because I had to ensure she was getting enough milk so her blood sugar wouldn’t drop. I was on edge pleading with her to drink just one ounce at almost every feeding. Towards the end of the month she started to take to the breast more and more. I would have nursing sessions where she was satisfied for 2 hours or more in between feedings, which was declared a success! I had to use a nipple shield for most feedings but she was starting to nurse! I was starting to loath my breast pump. I was having to pump in the middle of the night too after each feeding to ensure I maintained my milk supply. It is essential to pump every time baby eats in order to maintain a good supply. Eli during this time loved to eat and very quickly was two pounds heavier than his sister. He is still two pounds heavier at 12.5 Months old.
At 2.5 months old I also switched my twins into cloth diapers as Eli was about 8 lbs finally and my One Size diapers finally fit!

Month #3
This was a big month as I weaned Ellie on to just the breast at 2.5 months of age. I finally got so tired of my pump I told Ellie she was just going to have to learn. There were times when I feed her a couple times in 1-2 hours because she hadn’t eaten enough during the first feeding but in short order she figured it out and was nursing like a champ. I was even able to wean her off the breast shield!
I was only visiting my breast pump once or twice a day. Because I had been emptying my breast each time when I was pumping exclusively for her and nursing Eli I had developed a wonderful milk supply. I wanted to keep up with it a little bit so when growth spurts happened I wouldn’t be stuck on the couch for as many days telling my body to make more milk. I would usually pump once in the morning and right before bed. I had a great stash of milk in the freezer too! That is always reassuring for a nursing mom. 

By: Alyssa N.
29 year old SAHM to 5 children ages 7, 5,3, and 1 year old twins. 
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Can You Really Keep Up? BreastFeeding Twins Part 1

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This month's photo contest was called "Holiday Spirit" and we think it's safe to say that all our babies are geared up for some holiday celebrations!
This month's winning photo was submitted by Sarah Schultz of her 9 month old son, Braden, wearing medium perfect-sized FuzziBunz in red. What an adorable and well staged photo – holiday cap, socks, diaper and all! Sarah gets a $25 coupon to Kelly's Closet! Congrats!
Please watch this fun video, which includes the majority of our Holiday Spirit photo submissions!

Next month's theme is: "Celebration." Share original and creative pics that show your little one in the mood to celebrate! One picture submission per family, please! Get creative – these pics may or may not be holiday related as long as they convey the celebratory theme. Submit photos to jenny@diapershops.com by Wednesday, December 29th. Winning submission gets a $25 gift card to Kelly's Closet.
Note: By submitting a photo for this contest, you consent that Kelly's Closet and Diapershops.com has the right to use the photo of your child and his or her first name in future newsletters.
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December's Cute Baby of the Cloth

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