I have to let you mamas know about a cute Etsy shop I ran across! I found a friend from high school on Facebook and his wife sells the most adorable accessories from her company called Dear Charlotte. Her items are creative, unique, and very reasonably priced. If that weren’t enough she offers FREE shipping in the US and only $3.50 for international orders.
I found a great deal on one of my favorite magazines, Family Fun. They always share great craft ideas and recipes for the kiddos, especially handy for holidays and gifts!
Get a one year subscription to Family Fun magazine for just $3.75 this week at Best Deal Magazines when you use coupon code WKLYSPEC at checkout (type “family fun” into the search box to find it quickly).
Since I am a newbie cloth diaper mama I have been looking into all the different detergents out there that are cloth safe. I ran across this one and wanted to share this giveaway with you! Ruby Moon Cloth Diaper Detergent is a “Cloth Diaper Detergent That’s Greener and Cleaner” On their site they provide all natural cloth diaper detergent , laundry detergent, pail powder, and cloth diaper accessories! Cloth Diaper Safe Detergent that is good for you and the Earth!
Freebies make this Mama smile! I have used the Rewards Gold site several times and have always received my free magazines. Today they are offering a 1 year subscription to Woman’s Day magazine if you fill out a short form here.
Check out www.FreeFreebies.org for more great free items!
One of my favorite websites has some great giveaways ending tonight! Beth’s site is super easy to use and there are some fabulous prizes to be had…don’t miss your chance head on over to The Fabulous Won today!
I think I am hooked! This cloth diapering thing is way easier than I thought, whew!
We seem to have solved the sweating problem with lighter clothes for bedtime. The diapers do breath well and have had absolutely no sign of rashes. Just another tip for cloth diaper newbies like myself: if your baby does rash, you don’t want to use most regular diaper rash creams with cloth diapers. The cream with create a barrier (just like it does on baby’s skin) on the cloth and cause them to repel liquid instead of absorb. There are several cloth safe creams out there though, here is a list. Having said that, I have also heard that cloth diapered babies tend to have less diaper rash than those that use disposables. Just one more benefit, nice!
Before starting this adventure I was confused by all the different cloth options out there and found a great explanation of them here on Megan’s site Colorado Baby. I am using the pocket diapers right now and really like them, I would be interested in trying a few different kinds though to compare. I’d love to hear from other mamas, let me know what kind you are using and what you like/don’t like about them!
So far, so good! I have had no problems with leaks, laundering is easier than I thought, and she just looks so darn cute in these things!
The only problem I have run into is that it is the heat of Summer and all this extra fabric makes her sweat! I think I need to look into a few different styles for the hot months (there aren’t very many her in CO) because the microfleece interior of most these Kawaii diapers keeps her pretty warm. I did order a couple of the “Pure and Natural” style, and they have a suede fabric lining. We will give them a try today! Do any of you experienced mamas out there have any tips for keeping cool in cloth diapers in the Summer?!
The next thing I want to try is homemade cloth wipes. Beth has a great tip for this HERE.