Skip the Trainers: Potty Training in Three Days #SchoolofCloth

Skip the Trainers: Potty Training in Three Days

When The Heir was around 18 months old, I started to wonder when we should start potty training. I rushed out and bought a potty, put it in the main bathroom, and left it at that. It just seemed like such a daunting process and I wasn’t sure how to go about it. I’d read that it could take months, that Pull Ups or cloth trainers were a necessity, and that they might need to be used for quite some time after potty training. Not my idea of a good time. While trying to figure out the right method for potty training The Heir, I came across an eBook called 3 Day Potty Training by Lora Jensen. It promised that the process would be quick (I mean, hello! 3 days?!?! Yes please), child led, and fulfilled with love. Did I think it would work? Not even a little bit. Did I decide to try it anyway? Of course!

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Car Seats and Strollers: Make Your Own Travel System

Car Seats & Strollers- Make Your Own Travel System

There are two baby gear items that you are going to get A TON of use out of: the car seat and the stroller. The odds are good that one or both of those pieces of gear are going to get used on a daily basis, and maybe even multiple times each day. For that reason, you want to make sure they are compatible with one another. Wait, what?!?! What do car seats and strollers have to do with each other? A lot. A whole lot. Allow me to introduce you to the concept of a travel system. This is when a car seat can connect to a stroller creating a “system” by which to transport your child from car to stroller with ease. Why does that matter? Oh young grasshopper, let me explain. Read More

Five Items You Need for Baby

Five Items You Need for Baby

When I was pregnant with The Heir, I entered a new world. It was the world of baby gear and it was overwhelming. Was I going to need one of everything? How would I know what brands to buy? There were so many options I didn’t even know where to start. Sound familiar? Well, you’re in luck! I’ve waded through a ton of baby gear and have found some gems! This is by no means a comprehensive list of what should be on your baby registry (stay tuned, that’s coming), but these are just a few items that I’ve really loved having for baby! Read More

Starting Fresh in the Fall

Starting Fresh in the Fall

Does anyone else feel like Fall is the time to start fresh? Maybe it’s just from spending twelve years of my adult life in school, but the Fall always makes me want to make a change. This year I decided that the thing that needed changing was my closet full of clothing. You know, all those pieces that have been sitting there for over five years just waiting to never be worn again? No? Just me? Well, it’s out with the old and in with the new around here! After going through my entire wardrobe I’d set aside six, yes six, bags of clothing that needed to go. The next step was to figure out where to donate all that clothing. I could have just dropped it off at the local Good Will, but I’d heard about an awesome clothing donation program run by H&M and decided to see what it was all about.  Read More

How to Prep Cloth Diapers

How to Prep Cloth Diapers

The moment is here. The mailman is walking up the path to your front door, and he’s bringing FLUFF MAIL!!!! In case you don’t know what fluff mail is, it’s what cloth diaper lovers call a shipment of cloth diapers. Of course all you want to do is get that new fluff on baby’s bum as soon as possible, but first, you need to prep the diapers. How on earth are you going to do that? Fear not, I’m here, and I’m going to tell you. Read More