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Benefits of Reading to Your Baby & Toddler

Do you read to your newborn, baby or toddler? Did you know that by reading to your baby you are actually helping them learn skills they will need later in life to become successful readers. What you read isn’t as important as the actual act of reading itself, but kids books can be so much fun! Story time. 📖 #dinotails #book #readtoyourbaby #jellycat #booksforbabies @jellycat_official A post shared by DiaperShops/Kelly’s Closet (@diapershops) on Jun 13, 2017 at 8:03am PDT I read a LOT with my first born and he has always been an avid reader. By the time he was in pre-K he already had a good grasp on reading. By the time he entered elementary school he was ahead of all his classmates. He started reading Harry Potter by the time he was in 2nd or 3rd grade and it still remains his favorite series. Now that he’s a teenager he can sit down and read an entire book in one day! His reading skills simply amaze me! My daughter is more like me, she’s not in love with reading but she is mastering the skills to be successful in school. Her retention and comprehension are wonderful. She’s more of a visual person though (wonder where she gets that from…looks in the mirror) and will draw pictures of the story she’s reading. It’s fun to see her interpretation of …

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Kelly’s Closet 2018 Printable Planner & Exclusive Coupon Codes

Are you a planner addict? Do you have a 2018 calendar yet? Click over to Kelly’s Closet today for your printable 2018 planner today! With your planner you’ll receive 26 pages that you can print to create a customizable planner to keep you organized for 2018. The pages include: Title page 12 month at a glance pages with room to fill in appointments and reminders Each month at a glance page includes a tip of the month AND an EXCLUSIVE Kelly’s Closet coupon code that you can only find in our planner!! These coupon codes include codes for Double Diaper Dollars, free cloth diapers, free mystery gifts, and more. Inspirational pages to keep you going on your best (or worst) days of parenting! Week at a glance blank printable page. Print off one or 52 of these week at a glance pages; or print double sided to save paper! Weekly meal planner and shopping list printable page. This is a great way to stay organized and keep dinnertime stress-free! Your planner will be delivered electronically to your inbox as soon as you checkout! Pin for later:  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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Keeping Little Ones Safe in Large Crowds

As we approach warmer weather in the coming months, many of us will want to take our little ones to festivals, amusement parks, and other indoor and outdoor events. The thought of huge crowds of adults towering over our children at these events can be a little daunting. I have gathered a few tips from online and other parents on how to stay safe in crowded places that I would like to share with you.  One of my favorite “tools” to staying safe in large crowds is the amazing baby carrier. My favorite brand is the Tula carrier. This soft structured carrier has wonderful adjustment straps and thick padding for the shoulders so I can wear my baby for hours at a festival with no back pain! Baby stays close to you and will not go anywhere. There are also toddler carriers to keep your toddlers from running away. Baby carriers are great because unlike strollers, you can walk up stairs with ease without needing to find a ramp and you can walk through crowds a lot easier. Before carriers came into my life, we once took our toddler and infant to a festival. Toddler was walking and baby girl was in the car seat in the stroller. Needless to say after a few minutes, my toddler wanted in the stroller so we had to carry baby girl in the …

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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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Best Cartoons for Babies and Toddlers You Can Stream Without Cable

We avoided screen time with our toddler until 2 years old, not because we felt it was bad for her, but rather we moved, restored a house, and started new jobs, and we just didn’t turn the TV on. So when it was time to watch TV again, I didn’t know where to start with a toddler in the house, watching my every move. I wanted educational and safe TV for her to watch. There were so many shows to sift through, I was lost and I didn’t know what to start with. Being a child of the 80s I went with the classic Sesame Street, which is great for older toddlers, but my daughter wanted nothing to do with Elmo or Cookie monster, until recently (she just turned 3).  I spent a lot of nights up watching shows to decide if it was something I wanted my ever so curious toddler to watch. Some shows I didn’t make it 2 minutes into, others I found myself watching for hours. The show that caught her mind and imagination first was Ruff Ruff, Tweet and Dave, a very colorful and fun show that young minds can relate to and understand. They go on adventures; tons of questions and imagination are involved.  We still turn this on every once in awhile for her, but don’t hold her attention like it did when …

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