Category Archives: Menstrual Care

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Menstrual Cups to the Rescue: 5 Things You Can Keep Doing

It’s that time of month .. AGAIN… you sigh and go grab some chocolate. Then you realize that you have to go to the store because you ran out of tampons last month. STOP right there because this will change your life as a female. Enter the world of Menstrual Cups. Yep. I said it. Now before you stop reading. Hear. Me. Out. I resisted. And then when I got so tired of tampons and having to buy them and leak issues while working out – I basically said well. Why not? Yes it’s a little pricey – but at $10+/month for Tampons/pads a cup will pay itself off in 3-4 months! TWO days in- I was SOLD. Yes it’s a little adjustment and takes a little practice, but your life will be changed and here are 5 reasons why. You can wear leggings/yoga pants. The most comfy things possible during that time when you don’t feel great, but you shy away from it due to the potential of people being able to SEE the outline of your pad. Well when you use a cup, you only need a small liner – if anything at all! I usually only need a liner on my heavy day and the rest nothing! Yes I’m serious!! Hello leggings!! Intense workouts. Maybe you aren’t into that sort of thing. But if you are into …

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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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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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Into the Rabbit Hole: A Spiral Through All Things Cloth

I entered cloth diapering with one simple goal: clear up my son’s rashy bottom. He’d had a bum that looked raw and painful for MONTHS, only getting relief for a week or 2 by switching disposable brands, and I was determined to cure it once and for all. Of course, the money side of it was a nice side benefit. No more spending $100 a month on the expensive brand that had finally kept him rash free for nearly a month. I’d done the research. We would have started a year earlier, but a less than desirable wash set up made that impossible. I knew that pocket diapers sounded like the best fit for us and I knew that I had the perfect way to wash my cloth. But. Then I actually started. Stink issues cropped up. I could never seem to get my diapers clean. Stuffing was a pain. If it wasn’t for my son’s bum, I would have walked away. Then, I found an advertisement for a Cloth Diaper Group. I rolled my eyes. Really? Why was that necessary? What would one even talk about in there? Poop? PLUS it was owned by a store. It had to be an advertising ploy. However, I was nosy and I was desperate, so I joined. Best. Decision. Ever. Of course, I was rather thrown off when I started seeing terms that seemed …

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9 Reasons Why You Need a Ju-Ju-Be Be Quick!

If you remember my last post, you’ll know that I’ve got a bit of a bag addiction! When I saw Ju-Ju-Be bags at Kelly’s Closet, I knew I was going to be in trouble!! On-the-Go Diaper Clutch. First, the obvious: keep an extra cloth diaper and a few cloth wipes inside for a quick diaper change! Rather than lugging your whole diaper bag, just grab your Be Quick and baby for a fast, easy trip to the changing table. A travel sized bottle of wipes solution fits well in the zippered pocket! Keep an extra outfit inside! One of my favorite uses for the Be Quick is keeping an extra set of clothes handy for my almost 3-year-old daughter. We’re in the midst of potty training and accidents are bound to happen. I typically keep an extra shirt, a pair of pants or leggings, and socks inside, as well as her brush and hair ties and clips in the zippered compartment. The crazy part is I still have room to add more! I even test packed it with a similar outfit for my 6-year-old, and everything still fit. Use as an on-the-go first aid kit! I’m the world’s worst about remembering to bring things like bandages and headache medicine, and when I do have them they typically end up buried in the bottom of my bag. Using the Be Quick …

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