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May Insta-Fun Photo Challenge

Do you like taking pictures of your little one in their cloth diapers? Then you should join our May Insta-Fun Photo Challenge! The challenge is just for fun, but we do have some random prizes to reward during the month! If you tag us @DiaperShops #LoveMyKellysCloset we may reward participants with Diaper Dollars to Kelly’s Closet, gift certificates to Kelly’s Closet, or something else we have in our prize closet! We may also feature your photo on our Instagram, Facebook, or in our weekly newsletter. Daily Photo Themes:  Kite Dino Creative Space Lunch Wipes Laundry Stripes Aqua Neverland Teething Cats Sunshine Mom Flats Handwash Line dry Towel Wet Bag Swim Stash Wool Elephant Outside Rainbow Ocean Sparkle Sleepy Travel Unicorn Peaceful Here are just a few of the recently shared photos: 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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10 binge-worthy Shows to Watch While Nursing

Everyone loves a good binge-worthy show, especially at 1 am, (or anytime) when the baby is nursing again. Or while folding laundry, I promise it makes laundry folding more tolerable. What makes a good binge-worthy show? Well, first lots of seasons. The more seasons the longer the binge, the longer you have until you have to find a new binge show. Second, episodes have to be 45 minutes or less. I use this rule because fingers crossed, your nursing session lasts about that long and you can go back to sleep after one show. Hopefully, this list will set you up for a long, successful and enjoyable binge sesh. Making late night – early morning nursing sessions a little less sucky. All of my suggestions are on Netflix, so get your Que ready and loaded with these awesome shows! Desperate Housewives– I mean who doesn’t love a little drama in their life? This show has all the drama and loads of seasons for you to enjoy! Parenthood– Also drama, but of the family sort. However, be warned you may need a box of tissues with this amazing show. This is one of my all time favorites! Friends– A classic. You can’t go wrong here. I use friends as my backup when I can’t seem to find something else or my emotions are high from parenthood. How I met your mother– …

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Nature’s Stain Stick – The Sun!

You made the decision to cloth diaper! You run out and buy all the cute fluff and start prepping as soon as you can, you finally made the leap!  You quickly get the new fluff on the bum and next thing you know, you get “that look” from the baby, you know the look that I am referring to, the diaper is no longer clean. After the change and soon the first wash (or even the hundredth) using the wash routine you thought you mastered and you just don’t end up with clean diapers!  You pull them out of the wash and they look dirty but smell fresh.  They have this ugly looking stains and you wonder if you will ever have new looking diapers again.  Let me introduce you to my favorite bleach – and, the best news?  It is FREE! – the sun! The sun doesn’t contain any of the chemicals that us parents cringe at thinking that they may be touching our precious baby’s tush.  It is a cheap, safe and effective way to rid those unsightly stains. The sun’s UV rays will remove the toughest of stains.  All it takes is some time and patience and a nice day.  Following the wash, rather than dry in the dryer, put the diapers in the sun.  Inside, outside, in a window, on the floor, even on the dashboard!  …

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2 Months into Cloth Diapering and the Top 10 things I’ve Learned

We are just now getting comfortable with our cloth diapering routine and it’s time that I share a few tips with you. I promise cloth diapering isn’t as hard as you think it will be. Meconium doesn’t stain and disposable liners aren’t for me. I was so worried about this but most of the time the disposable liner didn’t stay where I wanted it and the meconium got on the diaper anyway. A wash later it was gone. Exclusive breastfed poo stains for sure, but a few more washes and it seems to go away. If that’s not working or you don’t’ want to wait see point 2. The sun is magic Seriously. Put your diapers outside a little damn in the sun and the bright yellow EBF stains will disappear before your eyes. I’ve even found it really helps the darker stains from used diapers I’ve bought.  Cloudy day? Don’t worry the UV rays go through the clouds and they will still lighten up. Can’t put it outside? Find a window.  Have no fear of stains when you have the magic sun to help you. Overstuffing will cause leg gaps and will cause the leaks I’m trying to avoid I get it, you’re afraid of that cloth diaper leaking so you throw in some extra stuffing in an effort to help. Then little one ways up wet around the …

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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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