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Super Undies Surprise & Giveaway

We have a secret that we’re keeping from you! Inside this box are 2 clues that will help you figure out the secret. The box is from our friends at Super Undies and we’ll be revealing the secret later this week. …but first we’ll share a few clues with you! These are the 2 clues….before I open them though you’ll want to make sure you are following along on social media! We’ll be revealing these clues along with the surprise throughout the week. Who to follow:  Kelly’s Closet on Facebook Kelly’s Closet private Facebook Chat Group Super Undies on Facebook Scaredy Cat Potty Training Chat Group Clue #1: Get Ready! The Scaredy Cat Potty Trainer is rolling out a whole new chapter in potty training.  Do you have any guesses on what this may be about? While you wait for me to reveal the second clue, be sure to enter to win whatever is inside the mystery box! Just fill out this entry form here: http://bit.ly/BOXSURPRISE I’ll be revealing the second clue on Wednesday on the Kelly’s Closet Facebook page!! 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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A Parent’s survival guide for Potty Training

I recently just went through potty training daughter #2 and this time I learned a few more tricks to make the experience easier. I will not be writing about when it is the “right time” for your child to transition to undies, rather, it will be how to make your life easier when you do decide to ditch the diapers. Potty training was bittersweet for me because that meant the end of cloth diapers! I no longer had to change diapers but then it meant no more Kelly’s Closet purchases. Having two in diapers for a few short months definitely saved us lots of money.  Here are some of my tips that saved my sanity during the potty training stage: Have a “ Mess Kit” readily available.  I had a basket of disinfectant wipes, prefolds for “puddles” because believe it or not, prefolds absorb really fast. I love the regular cotton prefolds the best! When my daughter has an accident, I quickly threw a prefold on the puddle and cleaned it up right after. Have instant undies while you wait to make a purchase on Kelly’s Closet for trainers– all the dresses of my daughter that have bloomers were used as underwear. It was not waterproof, so it gave her the wet sensation when she had an accident. When I didn’t feel like dealing with puddles all over the house, …

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Saying Goodbye is Hard To Do: Growing Up and Out of Cloth Diapers

When I decided to use cloth diapers with Charlie almost three years ago, I never imagined that I would become so attached to them. At the time, we were a one income military family with one car. I didn’t have the ability to make a quick trip to the store whenever we ran out of disposables. As much as I was in it to save money, I also considered cloth a convenience. Disposables, in our situation, were not convenient. And then something strange happened. Cloth diapering became more than just a way to diaper my baby and meet her needs… it became fun. I never expected to stay up late waiting for midnight stockings, or frantically clicking away on my laptop or phone to snag a limited edition diaper. I learned about the importance of print placement, and lamented the hard-to-find prints that were released before we began our cloth diapering journey. Best of all, I made friends in cloth diapering groups with moms who had similar interests as me. And while it’s easy to joke about the friends who “live in my computer,” there’s something to be said for having people you can talk to, people who are accepting of this choice you’ve made as a parent. (And yes, maybe a couple of people who enable you just a little bit when you’re agonizing over clicking the “check out” …

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I almost forgot to potty train my kid!

Right before Christmas I was browsing Facebook when I read another mom’s post about taking advantage of the holiday break to potty train her son. I stopped in my tracks and realized, Oh. My. Gosh. I almost forgot to potty train my son. To be honest I’d been putting it off. I mean, we’d been preparing. We got a potty chair and a selection of potty books and we sang a potty song at every diaper change. But taking the step to actually eliminate diapers seemed stressful and, honestly… yucky. I was not looking forward to the accidents. Besides, we didn’t feel the financial strain of continuing to diaper, like parents who have to keep buying disposable diapers. And when you’ve got a laundry routine down and have a stash of cloth diapers in cute prints and colors, you don’t exactly mind continuing to cloth. Plus, my son had shown some resistance to sitting on his potty chair in the past. Oh well, I thought, and put potty training on the back burner. But when I came across that Facebook post, I reviewed some common signs of potty training readiness and realized my son might be ready! Also, I’d better take advantage of him being home from preschool! He’s among the youngest at his school for 2.5 to 5 year olds and the only one who still wears diapers. I …

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Potty Training the Independent Child

Eighteen Months. That’s how old my son was when I bought his “bitty potty”. Somewhere I’d absorbed the idea that some kids have a little window of time at 18 months where they can easily potty train if they show interest. BabyBoy showed interest, and so I happily invested in a 3 in 1 potty. It’s a good thing I chose a color that matched by bathroom. Because for two years, that potty did little more than match. Oh, BabyBoy liked sitting on it at first. But that’s because it was his size. Not because he had any intention of using it. Well, that’s not completely true. He did use it. He used the seat for a hat and the bowl to carry his trucks in. He used the base as a step stool to climb up and splash in the sink. But use it for its intended purpose? Ha. I told myself I had all the time in the world. I wasn’t going to push this potty training thing. I’d heard so many stories about potty training coming super easy if you just wait until the child was good and ready. All the time in the world. Until BabyBoy turned three and I couldn’t enroll him in a number of programs because he still wore diapers. Time to kick the training into gear. But no matter what motivation I …

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