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How to Dress a Cloth Diapered Baby

As a mom of three boys, I keep asking myself why it took me so long to get on the cloth diaper train! My first two that are almost five and seven now were in disposables until they were potty trained at three and a half.  When my third was born six months ago it never even crossed my mind until I started talking to some old friends that say they can’t imagine life without cloth diapers. After a little research and advice from other mommas, I recently became obsessed myself =) What’s not to love? It’s friendlier for Mother Earth, it reduces skin irritation from toxic chemicals found in disposables, and the possibilities are endless!! If you can’t resist the cuteness of a fluff butt but are wondering about clothing ideas to fit over those bottoms, take a peek at a few of my favorite options. Buy clothing a size bigger: Better to be a bit too big than too small and your little one is only going to get bigger right? Consider sleep and plays for overnight when you have extra fluff to stuff: As a mom, convenience is key and S&P’s are the ultimate in simplicity for any parent! I’ve learned that snaps tend to last longer than the zippered ones because there is more flexibility and you can even leave the bottom snaps undone if needed. …

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Candy-free Easter Basket Ideas

The Easter baskets we put together for our kids are far from the sugar-laden baskets of my childhood, but the kids are every bit as excited to see them as I was!  Some of my favorite crunchy-mama basket treats are… Play dough: If I’m feeling ambitious, I will make a different color/scent for each kiddo but Eco Kids makes a nice, soft dough that is ready to buy! Recipe for homemade dough.  Books: This year the baby will get a book made for chewing & pulling and one that has a pop-out bunny; the older kids will each get a book from their favorite series. Utensils: We are adding a set of NumNum Gootensils to the basket for our new-to-solids babe.  I also like the RePlay sets for school lunch boxes! Sun Hat/Rash guard: last year, each kid received a beach friendly accessory to gear them up outdoor fun. Teether: A family member made a maple teether for our youngest but Baby Banana and SweeTooth have excellent options. Rattle: A Pebble carrot rattle will be the perfect basket addition! Bubbles: Every year, for every kid…bubbles are a big hit!  Small Cars: Our oldest son loves small cars, so we try to find a unique one or two for his basket. Cup/Water Bottle: Baby will receive a colorful Replay cup, while the older kids may get a water bottle for spring …

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Meow! It’s Purrrrrrfect! A new print from Logan & Lenora.

Cats! Meow!! The newest print from Logan and Lenora has all our kitty fans scratching a post! Have you tried the Logan and Lenora bags yet? They are waterproof style wet bags that cloth diapering moms love for storing dirty (or clean) diapers while on the go. However, you can use them for a million different uses! Just a few alternative ways to use a wet bag:  Beach bag Keep your phones and keys dry at the pool Dirty laundry (like for traveling and stuff) Sippy cups….so they don’t spill in your diaper bag Snack bags Emergency bag in the car (either for storing emergency supplies or for catching car sickness vomit) They basically contain your wet items inside or keep the wetness out of the inside…you decide! To shop for the new Meow print from Logan and Lenora: http://www.kellyscloset.com/Logan-Lenora_bymfg_178-0-1.html Would you like to be a contributor on The Cloth Diaper Whisperer? We’re always looking for creative writers who would like to share their cloth diapering tips. To find out more Contact Us

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Love Notes: 6 Reasons Why We Love Thirsties and You Will Too!

It never fails. Every time. No matter what diapers are on top, we always dig through and find a Thirsties cloth diaper. Not only are they my favorite, these diapers are the top pick for both my husband and mother-in-law too! We love so many things about Thirsties brand diapers! When we started our cloth diapering journey sixteen months ago, we only had four Thirsties diapers and now after trying so many other brands, we still keep reaching for them over all the others. Here are the six big reasons why Thirsties diapers are our favorite and what keeps us coming back for more… The Company – Made in Colorado, we love that they are made in the USA, even down to the packaging they come in. On top of that, 90% of the fabrics and materials that are used to make these high quality diapers are sourced in the USA. Their customer service is exceptional and they are so helpful with any questions and concerns! Returned diapers are repaired (if possible) and then donated to families in need. They recycle all their scrap material and have a 100% windpowered warehouse they distribute their diapers from. The Choices – Everyone has a favorite style of diaper. My husband loves the ease and fit of hook and loop. I love using natural fibers on our baby’s bum. We prefer covers and …

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7 Reasons All Moms Need a Wet Bag

A wet bag makes a great gift for any mom to be. Whether or not she plans to cloth diaper her sweet baby or not a wet bag can prove to be very useful throughout the years. 1. All babies are adorable, but babies can be quite gross during all stages and ages. In the very beginning spit up is a very real thing. Wet bags are great for transporting those cute little outfits that have been spit up on a little, or completely doused in spit up. Plastic bags, while convenient, can sometimes transfer ink onto damp clothing. With a wet bag, you can toss in the dirty clothes then unzip the bag right into the washing machine. 2. Blow-outs. Blow-outs. Blow-outs. They will happen. They will be gross. A wet bag with a zipper will be a life saver in a blow-out situation. And as a bonus, if your baby is exclusively breast fed, you can unzip the bag and just throw the whole thing in the wash without having to worry about touching poop, again. 3. A wet bag is a great way to organize a diaper bag. You could use it to put all food items in to separate them from the other things in the diaper bag. You could also put toys in a wet bag to separate them, or blankets, or diapers. 4. Wet …

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