How To Lanolize Wool Covers

How To Lanolize Wool Covers

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So you’re thinking about wading into the wonderful world of wool, but you have no idea how to use it? This was me just a few short weeks ago. Now if I can learn to use wool (and use it with great success), surely you can too! Don’t be scared! You’ve probably heard horror stories about mothers-in-law trying to “help” with diaper laundry and washing and shrinking expensive woolies. Or maybe you’ve heard the one of the well meaning husband who grabbed that damp wool cover from the drying rack and tossed it in the dryer on high to save time. This doesn’t have to happen to you and your beloved wool. Yes, wool needs special care, but that’s no reason to avoid it like the plague! The very first thing you need to learn to do in order to use wool covers is to lanolize them! What on earth does that mean? I’m going to tell you! Read More


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HumBird HumBumHy Hybrid Fitted Review

HumBird HumBumHy Hybrid Fitted Review

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Have you ever felt a cloth diaper and been blown away with just how soft it was? If there’s ever a diaper that made me want to cuddle up and hug it, it would be the HumBird HumBumHy Hybrid Fitted. Maybe that makes me sounds just a little bit crazy, but you really need to feel one of these cloth diapers! That’s just one of the many things I’m loving about HumBird’s HumBumHy Hybrid Fitted cloth diaper! If you haven’t heard of HumBird, let me introduce you! HumBird is run by Dawn, a work at home mom from Bavaria, Germany. She’s been creating cloth diapers since 2010 after the birth of her first child. She wanted to create a line of diapers that were breathable, comfortable, and stylish, and she’s done just that! HumBird launched online in 2012, and since then she’s been shipping her beautiful creations all over the world. I’ve had the pleasure of trying out a HumBird HumBumHy Hybrid Fitted over the last few weeks, and I’m really loving it. Let me tell you all about this fabulous diaper and what makes it such a great staple in my stash! Read More

The Sweetest Teething Accessory from SweeTooth (+GIVEAWAY)

The Sweetest Teething Accessory from SweeTooth

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From somewhere around 3 months old the telltale signs are all there. Drool? Check. Fingers in the mouth all the time? Check. More irritable than usual? Check. Not sleeping so great? Double check. Is it teething? Maybe, maybe not, but either way there’s one thing baby wants to do. Chew something. There are a lot of things your baby might want to chew on, and a few things you’d prefer he not chew on (the crib rail, for example). The quest for something baby wants to chew and you want baby to chew on can be challenging. There are so many things to consider. Obviously it needs to be safe and non-toxic, and something that isn’t going to break into sharp or small pieces, but what other features matter? When Jennifer of Lollypop Kids asked me if Petit Prince was still teething, I laughed (to myself). He’s been teething since some time in December 2015. It’s all a bit of blur, really. Jennifer had a great new product that she was bringing in to Lollypop Kids. It’s a SweeTooth ice cream teether, and she thought Petit Prince might like to give it a go. Was I game to try it? Oh yes I was! I was also getting a little tired of having my fingers bitten, and the idea of a sweet new teether was music to my ears. This SweeTooth ice cream teether has turned out to be Petit Prince’s favourite thing lately, and me and my fingers are eternally grateful! Find out what we love about this teether! Read More

Folding Flat Diapers: The Kite Fold

Folding Flat Diapers: The Kite Fold

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It’s time to introduce another flat fold! Hands up if you love flats! I love flats, and if you haven’t tried them, you really should. Today’s fold is the kite fold. It’s a fold that I struggled to get just right the first few times I did it, but it’s worth mastering because it ends up being pretty trim fitting. This fold will give you six layers of absorbency up front and three layers through the middle and back of the diaper. Although fewer layers than the other two flat folds I’ve covered already (origami fold and airplane fold), the kite fold is great when you want a trim fit or when you want to fold in a booster without adding a lot of bulk. For this flat folding tutorial, I’ll be using the Geffen Baby Fladdle flat diaper again. Here’s how to do it! Read More

GroVia Hybrid Cloth Diaper System Review (+GIVEAWAY)

GroVia Hybrid Cloth Diaper System

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When it comes to cloth diapers, I am pretty familiar with all the different types of diapers out there. Ask me about pockets, all-in-ones, all-in-twos, fitteds, prefolds, or flats, and I can tell you what that style is all about. And yet this past April I was at the Great Cloth Diaper Change and someone showed me something I had never seen before. What was it? It was a GroVia hybrid soaker. How is it even possible for an insert to be so shockingly different from anything I’d seen before? Well, GroVia soakers are nothing like any other absorbency I’ve seen in my cloth diaper travels. Needless to say, I was hoping to get the chance to try one of these GroVia hybrid diaper systems. When Jaclyn of The Diaper Drawer asked me to review one for her, I jumped at the chance! The Diaper Drawer is a Canadian cloth diaper retailer located in Lethbridge, Alberta. What sets The Diaper Drawer apart from other retailers is that the customer service Jaclyn provides is really second to none! If you’re ever in Lethbridge, you can stop by Stafford Pharmacy and check out The Diaper Drawer’s “brick and mortar” location within the pharmacy. Jaclyn loves GroVia, and she’s been super keen to hear my thoughts on the GroVia hybrid cloth diaper system and no-prep soaker pads, so let’s get right to it, shall we? Read More