Creating Holiday Memories


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Creating Holiday Memories

There’s something really special about the holidays once you have kids. There’s nothing like watching your child discover the magic of Christmas. In some ways, it takes me right back to my own childhood memories around Christmas, complete with a dad that dances to Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas” every Christmas morning (he still does this even now). But there is something totally different and incredibly special about seeing the lights of the Christmas tree twinkle in the eyes of your son (or daughter). This past weekend we decided to really get into the Christmas spirit. Here’s a little run down of the things we did, many of which are sure to become annual traditions.  Read More

Tula Baby Carrier Review!

Tula Baby Carrier Review

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Tula baby carriers shouldn’t need any introduction, but on the off chance that you are brand new to the world of baby wearing, let me tell you what a Tula is. The Tula Baby Carrier is a soft structured carrier (SSC) that allows you to wear baby in an ergonomic position. What that means is that baby will be seated in a “M-position” where their knees are higher than their bum. This is the optimal positioning when wearing your baby. There are a lot of SSCs on the baby wearing market. A lot. The Tula, however, is special. Why? There are so many reasons. Once you’ve worn a Tula, the odds are good you’ll be hooked. That’s exactly what happened to me and it could happen to you too! Read More

Tots Bots PeeNut Wrap & Day to Night Absorbent Pads Review

Tots Bots Peenut Wrap & Pop In Pads Review

My friend Lindsay over at Maman Loup’s Den gave me this diaper for free so I could try it out.

I’ve finally had a chance to try out a true AI2 style diaper and I want to share my thoughts on this particular system. It’s the Tots Bots PeeNut Wrap (aka cover) coupled with the Tots Bots PeeNut Day to Night Absorbent Pop In Pads (aka soakers). I love a lot of things about Tots Bots cloth nappies (doesn’t that sound no much cuter than diapers?). First, I love that they are made in the UK. Tots Bots are also known for their super fun prints, and I LOVE prints. The PeeNut wrap that I’ve been using is the Hey Diddle Diddle print and it’s just adorable. It may surprise you that this particular diaper is a velcro closure. But wait! Yes, I totally prefer snaps, BUT Tots Bots has the best velcro in the cloth diaper industry and it is amazing and strong. Amazing enough that don’t really miss my beloved snap closures. This stuff lasts, so don’t dismiss Tots Bots on account of its famed velcro. Want to know how the Tots Bots PeeNut wrap and Pop In Pads performed on Petit Prince (how’s that for alliteration)? Here’s what I think! Read More

What’s In My Diaper Bag

What's In My Diaper Bag

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Years ago when I was still pregnant with The Heir, I spent a great deal of time looking into diaper bags and what goes in them. Obviously you’re going to put diapers in a diaper bag, but day to day what kind of stuff does a typical cloth diapering mom need to carry around for outings? I did find some incredibly useful posts about this topic way back then, so I thought it might be useful for me to write my own post about what I carry around for a typical outing with the kids. The diaper bag I’m using the the same one I used when The Heir was born simply because it holds a lot and works well for cloth diapering on the go. It’s the Skip Hop Studio bag (redone recently as the Skip Hop Studio Select). I really like Skip Hop diaper bags because they come with a ten year warranty. Yes I said TEN years. Their customer service is amazing and they truly stand behind their products, and I love that! Here we go! Let’s take a look in my diaper bag.  Read More

How to Use Cloth Wipes

How To Use Cloth Wipes

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Did you know that you don’t have to use cloth diapers to use cloth wipes? Anyone can use cloth wipes instead of disposable wipes. Cloth wipes are not only less waste, but they are actually much more effective when it really matters. Yes, I’m talking about poop. Did you know that you can often get a poopy bum thoroughly cleaned with only ONE cloth wipe without getting your hands dirty? It’s true. We used disposable wipes briefly with The Heir when we took him to Italy at 13 months old, and they were not great. I had to use two, three, sometimes four or more disposable wipes just to clean up after one messy diaper. I went through more wipes over those two weeks than I ever thought possible in such a short amount of time. To say I was happy to get back to my lovely cloth wipes would be an understatement. Cloth wipes are ridiculously easy to use, store, and wash. Seriously. Here’s how to do it. Read More