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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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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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Cloth Diapering at Disney

We were recently lucky enough to enjoy a Disney vacation with our children.  When planning, I debated on what to do for diapers for our then 17-month old.  Ultimately, I decided to stick with cloth diapers and I’m so glad I did! I chose to keep it simple and bring only flats, Flip organic daytime inserts & covers.  That way, I could easily wash and dry in our room if needed.  I also brought a few Grovia bamboo prefolds for nighttime diapers.   In the parks, there were baby care centers (we found them well-stocked with disposable products should you need anything) and plenty of bathrooms with changing tables.  We had a stroller so I did a few changes right in that too, especially when we weren’t close to a baby station and/or bathroom lines were long.  I packed covers and flats for the day in a PlanetWise wet/dry bag, and brought a small wetbag to double bag poop diapers.  We went with disposable wipes since I already planned to bring them for other wiping purposes.  I also brought an Imagine flat (they run a bit smaller) to keep the changing pad clean from messes and a Grovia Magic stick for my sensitive skinned babe.  A few of the resorts we looked at had washer/dryers in the room but the one we chose did not.  It had a coin-op laundry room …

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My Parenting Resolution: Use Cloth Diapers

This year is going to be a crazy one. We just moved to a new city (New Orleans), my husband is leaving for Korea (military), and we are going to be doing quite a bit of traveling. My number one cloth diaper resolution for the next year is to actually use cloth. This seems simple but when you think about, there are times where all of us want to give up and do what is easier (disposables, yuck). I know I do. I want to not want to be lazy; I plan on only using cloth (unless medically necessary). I know that I need to keep up with the laundry, the baby, the dogs, the house and all of that will be a lot, but it is so much better than having to spend money on disposables. The second cloth resolution for this next year seems kind of silly. I need to actually keep up with diaper laundry. I have enough diapers to go four to five days without washing but that does not mean that I should go four to five days without washing. The diapers make our laundry room stink if we let them sit more than two or three days since they are in an open pail. A stinky laundry room is not fun with you have to walk through it every day to come inside. Leaving …

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Diaper Bag Tips & Tricks for All Ages

Let me start off by saying that my family and I travel a lot. From the beginning we choose to bring our daughter everywhere – out to dinner, museums, sporting events, tailgates, etc. And wherever our daughter goes, we bring a diaper bag. We do not have a car, so there is no emergency stash to fall back on – everything we need for a day out has to fit nicely into our diaper bag. Packing a diaper bag when using cloth diapers is not as scary as it seems. I remember being pregnant with my first and frantically searching YouTube for videos on how to pack a diaper bag and being so overwhelmed that I almost decided to quit cloth before even starting. But have no fear! It is far easier than you think it will be. Here are some simple “pro tips” to get you started: Buy a diaper bag with compartments. The more pockets and zippers you have, the easier it is to pack, and the easier it is to find small items in clutch moments. It is also easier to repack if you know exactly where an item should go. Mini Size wet bags / clutches are key to organizing. Store things like cloth wipes, mamma cloth, nursing pads, etc in a mini wetbag. Roll everything that can be rolled – change of clothing, wet bags, …

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