Category Archives: Babywearing

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Baby it’s cold outside! Babywearing in the Winter

If you’re like me and aren’t lucky enough to hibernate all winter long or move south until summer comes back, bringing baby out into the cold is inevitable. If you have an older child too, it’s a guarantee with all the sledding, snow angel making and ice skating they want to do! It doesn’t have to be unbearably cold for you or baby though. Babywearing is a great way to keep you both warm and happy. Any style of carrier works in the winter, but some are more convenient than others. Wraps are warm, but the dangling ends are more likely to get wet or dirty from wrapping outside. You can avoid this by wrapping before you leave. I prefer a soft structured carrier (ssc) like Lillebaby, Onya or Tula because they are quick and easy to put on and take off. If you are able, try putting your child in the carrier while still in the car to avoid the shocking blast of cold air. If that is not an option, speed is of the essence! Have your carrier on and ready to put baby in when you open the car door. For quick trips outside like running into the store, I suggest bringing a small blanket that you can tuck around baby until you get inside. You should not dress them in too many layers if you won’t …

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Eight Things I Love from Kelly’s Closet that are NOT Cloth Diapers

Did you know Kelly’s Closet sells so much more than cloth diapers? As our family is now complete with our two babies, I’m finding my diaper buying days are coming to a close. Here are some of my favorite products that are NOT cloth diapers. Marcus and Marcus Bath Toys. These bath toys are the best! They appear to be your traditional bath squirters but, they screw apart so you can clean them! Worry no more about mold in your bath toys these are perfect combination of fun for kids and peace of mind for parents!  Funky Fluff Double Pocket Bag. As we all know cloth diapers can be a bit more bulky than disposable diapers. This means navigating the diaper bag can be that much more frustrating when you need that snack bag NOW! The wet/dry bag eliminates the issue. Put your clean diapers in one side, as the get dirty pop them over to the other side. You have to bring a wet bag anyway, so why not maximize what you bring and help keep that diaper bag organized. These will also work well for sports, swim, and travel well into the future.   Baby Bits, Thirsties Wipes and CJ’s spray. Not for baby, for mom! I am horrible about washing my face at night so finding something quick an easy was key! Take your Thirsties wipe and spray …

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Gift Ideas for the Fashionable Mom & Baby

Looking for a few fun gift ideas for a fashionable mom or baby? Here are just a few fun things that we found this year. Itzy Ritzy Moc Happens soft soled leather moccasins for baby. They will cover up their piggies on the cold winter days, while being super comfortable for baby. The fun prints can coordinate with almost any outfit, including Dinosaurs! I’m really loving the Little Lumberjack mocs for winter though! Baltic Amber Teething Necklaces & Bracelets – Not only are these pretty, but they also help soothe the pain associated with teething – naturally! Project Pomona Grow-With-Me Jeans – Complete with fun grow-with-me cuffs, these jeans will fit nicely over cloth diapers and will grow with your child for 3-6 months (or longer) before needing to go up to the next size. Sloomb Playshorties machine washable wool shorts – Wear them over your favorite fitted diaper as a diaper cover or wear them over any diaper as pajamas or clothing. They truly are the most functional pair of shorts you’ll find. All natural and machine washable. Lillebaby Baby Carrier – Wear your baby or toddler from newborn through the toddler years in one carrier. You can wear them close in the front or flip them around to see the world around them. Available in several fun prints and fabrics. Tula Baby Carrier – Let your little one dream …

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Camping With Little Kids

Summer has come to a close and fall is in full swing.  Even with the days and nights getting colder, it is a perfect time to go camping before winter brings her cold blanket to much of the country.  Camping might seem intimidating to those with young babies and children, but it is very doable with some extra thought and packing.  My little family actually just returned from four days of camping without any sort of facilities near Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado.  The nights were cold and the days warm, we had no running water, or pit toilets, but we made it work with our 11 month old in tow. Here are 10 tips to getting outside with your little: Start local and close to home.  Our first camping adventure was thirty minutes from our house and close a grocery store.  This helped us come up with a packing system and an idea of what we would need on a longer trip.  If all went up in flames, we could jump ship and head home. Please do not think you need a camper or an RV to be successful, a tent is very workable.  My family has spent equal time between tents and campers.   We have actually had more luck getting a pack and play in tent versus camper.  Due to limited space, we typically cosleep …

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Anatomy of a Smart Bottoms Haversack CarryAll Bag

The Smart Bottoms Haversack CarryAll Bags have been out for just over a month now at Kelly’s Closet. We get questions almost daily about how much they will hold. Here’s an inside look at what we can fit in our exclusive Bloom print Haversack bag. Features: Machine washable Heavy duty and wide zippered opening Adjustable shoulder strap 4 roomy interior pockets Coordinating changing pad Changing pad has a waterproof zippered pocket for wipes/accessories Super soft fleece on one side of changing pad Waterproof PUL on the backside of changing pad There are 4 fun ways you can wear the Haversack bags; and probably a few we haven’t even dreamed of. Back carry, messenger strap, classic carry, and the mei tai carry. Watch this short video from Smart Bottoms to see how you can customize the Haversack straps for your customized needs and preferences. To see all the fun prints the Smart Bottoms Haversack bags come in, visit Kelly’s Closet. Haversack Cloth Diaper Bags. 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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