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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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It’s Never Too Late to Simplify Your Routine in the New Year

I am typically not one for New Year’s Resolutions.  Since the birth of my daughter, 13 months, and thoughts of a sibling on the near horizon, I feel called to set intentions rather than resolutions.  My top intention is to simplify, perhaps dare I say minimize, many aspects of my life.  Downsizing is a process I need to embrace and I truly hope it simplifies my daily schedule and routine.  As a stay at home mom, my house is my home base and it is clear that it is becoming more chaotic by the day. Toys everywhere, outgrown clothes to be washed and stored, cupboards overflowing with one trick pony kitchen gadgets, and now a walking toddler to add to the mix.  Things need to change for my own sanity.  To start, I’m making small changes to my purchasing habits in hopes to save money and decrease my waste.  I am wanting to go paper free in the kitchen, which shouldn’t be hard since we already do it in the nursery.  I switched to cloth wipes by the highchair and attached a small basket on the back to put dirties, a wet bag would also work.  This has already cut our usage of paper towels in cleaning up baby and I don’t have to make extra shopping trips.  Another aspect of this intention is to relearn how to sew, it has …

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Top cloth diapering accessories, and why you (mostly) don’t need them

The thing that drew me to cloth diapering in the first place was the simplicity. No bleary eyed 1am diaper runs, no stinky diaper genie in the nursery and costly plastic liners, no wardrobe-destroying blow outs, easy! The big problem with cloth diapers is the more you explore the world of cloth diapering the more exciting it gets and the more likely you are to go a little overboard and forget your original reasoning behind choosing cloth diapers in the first place. Top cloth diapering accessories, and why you (mostly) don’t need them First and foremost: wipes Cloth or disposable? For some a disposable wipe is paramount, for others the luxury of a silky bamboo wipe is a must, so which do you choose? My answer has always been both. I adore the squishy softness of a bamboo terry wipe but love a pre-wetted, disposable wipe for big messes. I also sewed some wipes from some of the nearly sixty thousand receiving blankets I got as gifts. The handmade wipes bridge the gap for me between luxury and disposability as well since I don’t shed a tear (and a pretty penny) should one accidentally get flushed (sorry landlord!) or be so disgusting it necessitates being tossed. So cloth or disposable? I like to choose whatever is closest and seems like it will get the job done the best.  There is …

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Why I love my JuJuBe Be Light

If you’re looking for a bag that easily coverts from mom bag to going out sans-kids purse – the JuJuBe Be Light is the bag for you. I love this bag for its versatility, easy cleaning, and for being small but mighty. It’s perfect for running errands with the kids and then leaving them at home with Daddy while you go to the gym or dinner with girlfriends. Let’s start with everything I can easily fit in this bag when I’m going out with my children for errands. This bag is nice and roomy and fits a lot of smaller bags to keep it organized. There are a ton of options for small wet bags to organize! I use my funky fluff diaper clutch for two clean diapers. Typically two is a perfect for a few hours out of the house. I can either put the dirty one back in the clutch, or use my SmartBottoms Small On The Go Bag, which is perfect for two dirty diapers. I like having the option of two small wet bags because I use my cloth wipes for wiping hands, noses and anything in between. Speaking of wipes, those are stored dry in the Owl Planetwise Wipe Pouch. I slide a travel size spray bottle down in the pouch and spray the tush before wiping (though it’s always nice when the baby waits …

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