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7 Things I Will Do Differently with the Next Baby

Being a parent is a tough job! Now that my husband and I have a toddler we often chit chat about what it was like when he was a newborn and what we want to do differently the next time we become parents. Here is our list: 1.       With baby #2 I will use newborn cloth diapers. With the first baby I really had no clue what I was doing. I was hesitant to build a stash of diapers before his arrival. It took awhile to get a wash routine. Now that I have a good grasp on cloth diapers, I know which styles work for our family and have built good sized stash, I will definitely start cloth right from the beginning. I realize there is nothing to be afraid of when it comes to cloth diapers now, that infant poop isn’t so scary once you have a toddler!  2.       When it comes to the next baby I will do less caring. I don’t mean less caring for the baby. I mean less caring about what others think. With #1 I did a lot of unnecessary worrying about what others thought of my decisions as a mom. I worried about what others thought of breastfeeding, what I was wearing (or not wearing), how my baby was dressed, opinions about using cloth diapers, opinions about where and how my baby …

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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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Make freezer meals?!? I don’t even have time to cook tonight’s dinner!


If the title is what brought you here and that is what you are thinking, let me just say, I AM RIGHT THERE WITH YOU. Which is exactly why I make freezer meals.  I have eagerly tried and failed freezer cooking on more than one occasion. I fell victim to the promises of “20 meals in just 4 hours!” or lures about how dedicating one Saturday a month to cooking would leave me with 30 dinners to last me the month. If that works for you, kudos! But this lady right here… not for me. There were a few reasons why this did not work for me.  Reason 1: Most of the recipes I found when excessively Pinteresting were either heavy casseroles or “dump chicken” recipes that call for mostly canned ingredients that do not fit well with how my husband and I typically eat. There is nothing quite like wasting 12 hours prepping meals you then do not want to eat! Reason 2: Taking an entire day to dedicate to cooking is just about impossible now that our little bundle has arrived. She needs to eat. She needs her adorable fluff butt changed. She needs entertainment AND I would much rather be cuddling with that little cutie than chopping and pouring ALL.DARN.DAY. Reason 3: Unless you have time to store-hop, finding good deals on all the ingredients for that …

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To HE or not to HE

That is the (washing machine) question……. There’s an unending debate within the cloth diapering community about what kind of washing machine is best. Many claim the old-school top loading, non-he machines are the gold standard when it comes to washing cloth, but they are getting harder to find. Others are more than happy with their fancy, front-loading, auto-sensing machines. So what’s the difference between the two? Is one really better than the other? And how do you make what you have work for you?First it’s really important to understand HOW diapers (or anything really) gets clean. The key word is…. AGITATION Both HE and non-HE machines use agitation to clean. This is the process where items rub against each other in order to loosen dirt, grime, and other unwanted grossness (with the help of water and detergent). The difference is how they achieve the right amount of agitation. Old school, Non-HE Machines A traditional washing machine fills with enough water to cover the load inside. The water level is chosen by the user. Then the center agitator turns like a screw, cycling the diapers up and over. This motion causes them to rub against each other. With the right amount of water, clothing moves easily through the washer and the cleaning process can happen fairly quickly. The washing cycles on a non-he machine are relatively short compared to an HE …

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Share to Win! #LoveMyKellysCloset

You already love sharing your “fluffy mail” pictures with us in our private Facebook group (Cloth diapering and more with Kelly’s Closet & Diaper Shops); why not share them with the world and enter to win random cloth diaper prizes!! That’s right, you could win just by sharing your love of Kelly’s Closet and cloth diapers. It’s simple, here’s what you need to know! Follow us on our social media accounts. Instagram: @DiaperShops, Facebook: Kelly’s Closet or Diaper Shops, Twitter: @DiaperShops Share Your Fluff! Share your favorite fluffy mail or cloth diapering (baby wearing/etc) pictures featuring products you’ve purchased from Kelly’s Closet on our public social media accounts listed above or in brand specific groups (outside of the Kelly’s Closet Facebook group). Tag & Hashtag! Don’t forget to tag us @DiaperShops (on IG) and use the hashtag #LoveMyKellysCloset so we see your posts. Note: If you posting on our public Facebook pages you only need to use the hashtag!  That’s it! We’ll randomly select winners all year to receive Diaper Dollars, Gift Certificates and other random freebies!! Rules: Giveaways open to US residents, 18 yrs and older. You must have a Kelly’s Closet account and ordered your “fluffy mail” from us. Items may be new or old as long as you ordered them from Kelly’s Closet. Items may include cloth diapers, baby carriers, and any of the other baby and …

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