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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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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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Cloth Wipes for Potty Training

I used cloth diapers on all three of my kids so far but never took the plunge into using cloth wipes until recently when I was potty training my second child. Trying to show a two year old how much (or how little) toilet paper to use just seemed like a loosing feat after the first few weeks so I decided to give wipes a try. At first, I bought some disposable wipes but then quickly realized how expensive that was going to be; so I decided to purchase a few yards of soft flannel and make my own wipes. I experimented with size and ended up making two different sized wipes: a 7″x7″ and a 5″x5″. Don’t want to make your own cloth wipes? You can purchase reusable cloth wipes that have been pre-cut and finished to a perfect size at Kelly’s Closet. I cut the rough measurements and placed two pieces of flannel back to back and serged around the edges. I made approximately 40 of the larger ones and 30 of the smaller ones. The smaller ones may look small but actually fit nicely in little hands. I keep both sets of wipes next to each other in the bathroom. Since I know the smaller ones will be used most by my two potty trained children, I keep those in a wipes container and fold them in such …

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Eight Reasons to Make the Switch: Cloth Wipes

So you use cloth diapers, but you haven’t yet taken the plunge into cloth wipes? The ‘hard’ part is already done and the switch to cloth wipes can be just as rewarding and liberating as when you switched to diapers. Is it really worth switching though? Wipes are pretty cheap after all and they don’t add that much to landfills do they?!? I personally believe cloth wipes are far superior to their disposable counterparts and I probably find them even more efficient than I do my cloth diapers. Don’t get me wrong, I love my diapers, but the wipes, those babies have a million uses! Still on the fence? Here are my top reasons why you should make the switch. Savings – $$$. One of the biggest reasons I chose to cloth diaper  was to save money.  I was about to have two babies in cloth and we’re a single income family.  Diapers are expensive!  Now growing my third baby, I’m so glad to already have a stash of diapers and wipes readily available.  It’s one new baby item I don’t have to even think about.  So how much can cloth wipes save you?  Well, let’s say at the minimum you use one $2 tub of wipes a week, now that’s on the highly conservative side.  At that rate, you’re saving $104 per year that you use cloth wipes.  If …

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