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Doll Diapers Support Creative Play

This week we had a meeting with our daughter’s new preschool teachers. She is transitioning from the toddler room at daycare into the “big kid” room within a matter of weeks. We’re excited for her, and we had the opportunity to visit the room where she’ll be spending her time. During the tour, the teacher showed us the “dramatic play” area. This area was filled with lot of items to enhance creativity and imagination. There were dress-up clothes for the kids to try on, and even baby dolls that they could dress. I noticed that there were disposable diapers laying next to the baby doll area, and I thought to myself, “Where are the cloth diapers?” Since both of our children have been cloth diapered since birth, I would be surprised if my daughter would even recognize the crunchy plastic things also known as disposables. Our daycare is extremely natural-parenting friendly: wooden toys, books that support multicultural awareness, involving the kids in gardening (the list goes on). Multiple children in the center are cloth diapered. I knew I wanted my daughter to have the opportunity to play with cloth diapers like she does at home. I decided to start saving up my Kelly’s Closet Rewards Points and purchase some doll diapers to donate to our daycare center. I felt that this was not only a great way to advocate for …

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Update from our 19th Winner – Elizabeth L.

My girls were estatic when I won Fluff Friday! They could not believe soon they would have some cloth diapers for their baby dolls. It took them a while to decide which patterns to choose. But I knew they would want one diaper in the monkey print because I bought a burp cloth from a WAHM in the same print! The bumble bee and a flower print were the other diapers they decided on. Denai, from Sew in Love, is awesome to work with and the diapers turned out fantastic! Obviously my daughters get their indecision from me! It took me a couple of weeks to decide what to spend my Kelly’s Closet gift certificate on. I finally decided on a Soft Bums in light pink with the microfiber inserts. I can not believe how small it can be and how trim it is…absolutely amazing! I love the diaper and hope to add more to my stash in the future! Thank you, Kelly’s Closet for a great blog with really cool giveaways! Here is a photo of a bumGenius, Happy Heinys, and Fuzzi Bunz in one stack and 1 SoftBums with three inserts for bulk comparisson:

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A house full of girls, a house full of dolls

I have three daughters, and it is not a secret how much they love dolls. I seriously lost count of how many we have in this house. Playing “mommy” is something that they all have been doing way before they could talk, and my middle girl was burping and feeding her dolls even before she could walk. Teaching my daughters about things that I strongly believe is very important to me. I want them to grow and be able to make their own decisions, but I want them to BELIEVE in those decisions, and do not make those decisions just to go with the flow, or because they look “normal” for the majority. Im not a big cooker. I just don’t feel a big ‘passion’ for cooking. However, no Baby Food company can expect to survive at my expense. My girls ate homemade baby food since they started having solid foods. It is important to me that my girls learn how I feel about homemade baby food VS commercial baby food. We got them a kitchen for Christmas, and they “cook” to their babies, and we try to teach them how important it is to know where the food you are feeding your baby is coming from. I know they hardly understand this YET, but I strongly feel that never is too early to start teaching your kids those things …

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Raising Crunchy Kids…

While I’m not a biggest granola bar in the pack, I do enjoy living a healthier, natural lifestyle, and thus enjoy teaching my children the same. Since children are little sponges, absorbing everything we do (and sometimes more than we wish they would), this task is quite easy to do. My tried-and-true method has always been teaching by example. I’m typically able to give my daughters some much needed attention while educating them but having fun at the same time. Encouraging them to sit down with me on the couch to nurse their dollies while I nurse the baby while enjoying a book, or having them change their dollies while I change the baby’s diapers. I also use my extra scarves as slings so they can wear their dollies too, just like mama wears the baby while we’re grocery shopping or at the store running a quick errand. Given that we use cloth diapers, it’s only natural for my daughters to want to cloth diaper their cloth dolls too! While I have yet to break down and order those wonderfully cute dolly diapers, I’ve given them a few old infant prefolds to use on their dolls along with a couple Snappi’s. This also reinforces the idea that, regardless of what type of cloth diaper you use, cloth diapering is lots of fun! I also allow them to bring their dolly …

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Product Focus: Sew in Love Doll Diapers

Im Denai and I started making doll diapers in Jan. 2008 from my own pattern. I had a lot of flannel on hand and needed to figure out what to do with it all. Now Dozens of yards and a few large rolls of velcro later, they are my top seller! Each diaper has two layers of flannel. They also have loop velcro across the whole front and hook velcro on the side flaps. I can also put a layer of PUL fabric on the inside (this is an additional cost of .50/diaper) to use on the dolls that wet. I take pride in everything that I make. Some would say I am sort of a perfectionist when I sew. I have no problem starting over on a project if it just doesn’t look right! My shop was started at the beginning of 2007, but I began sewing 10 years ago. I started SewInLove after trying to decide how to make alittle extra money for my family of 6 while doing something I love and having flexability! I sew for about an hour on most morning and 1-2 hours in the afternoon while we have quiet time. I will not give up sleep (or at least not yet!) But I have yet to miss a deadline, somehow it always works out! There are almost 40 fabrics to choose from, including …

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