Saturday, May 25, 2013
Friday, March 22, 2013
One of the things I convinced myself and my husband of, is that cloth diapering was thee absolute best and cost savvy thing to go with for our sixth baby. Yes I did say "sixth baby". I have also convinced us that making our own baby food is best as well but we shall talk about that in another post in the future. Today I want to share with you the reasons I chose cloth diapering and how it is I am washing these cloth diapers for our little darling.
I chose to cloth diaper at first because G diapers was just too cute to resist and I just had to try them. So when I saw them at Baby's R Us I bought them. My husband thought I was crazy, his family thought I was crazy and my mom said I was nuts! I spent quite a large amount on the baby's first supply of cloth diapers as the G diapers were on the more expensive side. I had to prove my family wrong about me not being crazy (not sure they are convinced about that yet) so I did my research and proved my points with the same points I am going to give you.
- Cloth diapering is better for the environment
- It is healthier for the baby's bottom, since some disposable diapers use chemicals and synthetic materials in their diapers.
- Cloth diapering saves money in the long run.
- Cloth diapering helps to prevent diaper rash in babies that are more likely to get them.
- Cloth diapers are cute! (my favorite reason)
After I am done scrubbing the diapers by hand, I hang them up to dry in my garage on my make-shift laundry line. I made this laundry line to hang my screen print shirts (a future post about this is coming) to dry but it works double duty cause I can also hang my baby's diapers to dry on here too. Once dried I just fold them up and put them away for another day of use.
Our little princess has a nice stash and supply of cloth diapers. I found this great sale at Baby's R Us on the Cocalo brand diapers, the ones that come with the matching t-shirts and I bought the whole supply of them. My baby now has a supply big enough to get her through a couple of years worth of cloth diapering.
For me it is a simple process and not time consuming at all but I work from home so I have plenty of time to do this. I have also cloth diapered while working out of the home and in the next post I will share with you how we handle going out with our little one while cloth diapering. I hope my post has inspired you to at least try cloth diapering or to support a mom who is doing it. I used disposable diapers with all five of my kids before our last and they survived, are healthy and their bottoms are still attached. If cloth diapering is not for you then it just isn't and you are by no means any less of a mom then any of us who cloth diaper. Have an awesome day and thanks so much for taking time to visit me and read my rants! Till next time...XOXO
Monday, October 29, 2012
My daughter can always get me to try a project I have never done before just to put a smile on her face. The project she has gotten me to try today is, a tutu. You ever see those tutu's in the store for the lil girls and thought "how cute!" but was not willing to spend the hefty price for them? Well I have a solution that is inexpensive, easy and fun. You can make your own! I will post a tutorial on how to make your own in a later post, so please come back if you want to learn how to make your own inexpensive tutu. The picture is a teaser to what my baby's tutu is coming out like.
She is so excited and I cant wait to finish it for her.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
It is time to plan for the holiday months ahead (I'm a late bloomer). If you haven't begun already or would just like to be a tad bit more organized, I have a project that I made today which may help you get a good start. This project was inspired by Lorrinda's post at www.isntthatsweet.blogspot.com she has an awesome and easy to follow tutorial on her page so I suggest you head over after your done here and check it out. Without further delay I present my Holiday Planner.
Saturday, October 6, 2012
I used my Cricut with the Give a Hoot cartridge, my Cuttlebug for the embossing, and Yourstory Photo to bind my photo album. It was quick and simple to make, and I am sure she will cherish and love it for years to come! XoXo