Glow Bug Cloth Diaper Review and Giveaway

15 Feb

I received 1 Glow Bug diaper and 1 insert for review. I love this cute wrench print. Adorable.

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About Glow Bug Diapers

Glow Bug diapers are sold in sets of 12 diapers and are packaged in a free wet bag!

They have two sets of cross-over snaps through the waist band for a perfect fit around newborn tummies.

They feature double rows of snaps with square tabs for a trim fit through the hip and 2 hip snaps to prevent “wing droop”.

The one size design includes 4 size settings, fitting babies from birth through potty training (7-35lbs).

Waterproof flaps in the front and the back of each diaper prevent leaks.

They offer an amzing and Revolutionary 360° Gusset™ design – 360 degrees of protection!

SlimDry™ fabric keeps baby’s skin dry without the bulk.

Two openings in the pocket makes it easier to get the absorbent insert in and out.

Snap-in inserts stay in place while baby is on the move.

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Did I love it?

I did! I was very impressed with Glow Bug diapers. I found the fit great as well as trim. The 360 gusset is nothing short of amazing. These may very well be my new favorite diaper. Highly recommended.

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If you would like to purchase your very own Glow Bug diaper visit http://www.glowbugclothdiapers.com.

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BB Cloth Diapers Review and Giveaway

10 Feb

I received a BB Cloth pocket diaper and 1 4 layer bamboo blend insert for review. I chose the whale print because, well,  it is super adorable :)
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About BB Cloth

BB Cloth diapers are designed in the US, manufactured oversees. They are comprised of an outer layer of PUL and a suede cloth inner. They are available in lots of fun prints and colors. My favorite prints are the whales, of course, and the monster print.

Each print diaper comes with a 4 layer bamboo blend insert and each solid diaper comes with a 3 layer microfiber insert. Starting at just $7.50, these diapers are a must for anyone looking for an afforable cloth diaper. Diapers are also sold in bundles at an even larger discounted price.

What did I think?

This diaper worked great for my son. The fit is good. The print is fun. The only complaint I have is the lack of a barrier in the front to prevent wicking from the suede cloth to baby’s clothing. If you make sure the material is tucked in, this shouldn’t pose a huge problem but would be a nice addition. Overall, a great diaper for the price.

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The Rebecca Foundation’s Cloth Diaper Closet

24 Jan

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I was recently offered an amazing opportunity to work with a non-profit organization to help families in need. The name of this wonderful charity is The Rebecca Foundation.

What does The Rebecca Foundation do?

In a time where many families struggle to provide for their children, the cost of disposable diapers is shockingly high. The average family spends about $2,500 per child in diapers. Cloth diapers provide a cheaper, environmentally friendly alternative. An entire cloth diaper stash can cost as little as $100 and will last a child til potty training. As cheap as this is in comparison, some families are still unable to afford this initial, upfront cost. The Rebecca Foundation provides cloth diaper loans to low income families free of charge. Families can keep these loaned diapers for a year while they slowly build their very own stash. The only thing The Rebecca Foundation asks in return is that each family receiving their service volunteers just a little time per month to the foundation. This can even be done from a computer.

New Knoxville Chapter

I am blessed to have been able to help establish a new chapter of The Rebecca Foundation right here in my hometown. We are slowly growing and expanding, but do stand in need of donations and volunteers.

If you would like to donate to our Knoxville chapter, please contact me at knoxville@therebeccafoundation.org. Please also like and share our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/trfcdc.knoxville

If you would like to donate to a chapter near you, volunteer, or apply for a diaper loan please visit our website at http://www.therebeccafoundation.org

Click the photo below to order a 2″ Cloth Diaper Friendly decal for only the cost of a $1.50 donation.

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DIY No Sew Crib Teething Protector

15 Jan

My son has always been a super drooler. Certain family members and a few strangers thought to inform me that he was most likely teething at 3 months old. Blah blah. Wrong! Actually, we just welcomed his very first pearly white at 8 months.

I decided that we needed something to protect the crib from tiny teeth marks. Ya know, since babies obviously become beavers. Afterall, we will likely be using the same crib for at least a couple more babies. Let me just tell you, crib protectors are expensive. Even the adorable ones on Etsy were just a bit too pricey for this frugal mama. And I could never make my own, right? I mean my sewing skills are less than…um…mediocre. Then I came across a no sew way to make my own and was surprised at how easy and cheap it was to do.

What you will need:

  • Fleece Fabric – I recommend fleece because it doesn’t fray when cut and the edges can be left raw. I purchased 2 yards at Walmart for $2.49 a yard. I have a ton of excess. 1 yard would have been plenty. Perhaps even half a yard.
  • Scissors

Cut the fabric the length of your crib rail by about 10-12 inches wide. Lay this long piece of fabric across the rail and use your scissors to cut strips in between the bars of the crib. When you are finished, lay the fabric on the floor and use the slits you just cut as a guide to cut the other side.

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Lay your finished, fringed piece across the rail of your crib.

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Now start tying double knots in the spaces between the bars. There will be strips of fabric where the bars are. Just tuck those up into the fabric.

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And viola! Now just repeat on the other side.
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Buttons Cloth Diapers Review

9 Jan

I am very excited to present to you my very first cloth diaper review.

I was given the opportunity to test and review a Buttons Cloth Diapers diaper cover system and I have to admit, I was impressed. I recieved a one size cover in Apple with a large daytime insert.

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A Few Fabulous Facts About Buttons Cloth Diapers:

This is a one size cover, which is my absolute favorite because that means you can use the same diaper for all of your diapering days. Buttons diapers will fit little loves from about 9 to 35lbs.

Elastic in the back and front gives these diapers a snug, comfortable fit.

Double leg gussets are excellent at preventing leaks.

Unique snap in inserts come in two different sizes to best fit growing babies. The small insert fits approximately 9-20 lbs while the large insert is best for 20-35 lbs. Each are made of 4 absorbent layers of microfiber with a super soft layer of fleece on top which wicks away moisture to keep baby’s bottom dry. Nighttime doublers are also available. These are made of 6 layers of microfiber for added protection against overnight leaks.

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Did I Love It?

Yes, I did! I loved the fit of these diapers. I hate bulk and I found these fairly trim. The fit on my son was excellent. Nice and snug. I was unsure about the low rise in the front but this didn’t seem to pose any problems for us. I’m not normally the biggest fan of covers but, for these, I can make an exception. The snap in inserts made them fool proof. Easy peasy. No leaks to report and my sugar looked adorable in this lovely apple green color. Not to mention, that cute little button design on the back. I am happy to now have a Buttons diaper in my stash.

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Want to try Buttons Cloth Diapers for yourself?

Visit http://www.buttonsdiapers.com to buy your own Buttons cover. At just $11 each, buy a few ;) I think you’ll love them.

Why Hypnobabies is Awesome

6 Jan

Even before I got pregnant I knew I wanted a natural birth. There was no question. I’ll save my reasons for another post ;)

I started looking into natural childbirth very early on and that’s when I stumbled upon the Hypnobabies program. I have to admit, at first I was skeptical. My initial response was the same as so many other’s. I thought it sounded like a bunch of hippy dippy bull but the more I looked into it the more I loved the idea of trying it and I did. Now I can’t stop singing it’s praises. In fact, I truly hope to become a Hypnobabies instructor one of these days. Have I sparked your interest yet?

What is Hypnobabies?
Hypnobabies is a complete childbirth course that uses powerful hypnosis tools to help moms achieve a more comfortable, beautiful birthing experience, without fear or anxiety. Typically Hypnobabies is used for natural, unmedicated births but many have used it successfully for medicated births as well. Hypnobabies DOES NOT promise a pain free birth, although many mamas experience just that. Instead the program provides tools and information to create a more peaceful, stress free and comfortable environment. Hypnobabies teaches women how to “retrain” their mind to release society’s negative views of birth and adapt new ways of thinking about the process. “What you dwell upon most will come to pass.”

Hypnobabies uses hypno anesthesia, the same powerful form of hypnosis used to perform surgery on patients with allergies to traditional anesthesia. True hypnosis is not what you see on a stage or at a carnival. Hypnosis is a normal, natural state that we all experience daily. If you have ever been tuned in to your favorite TV show or so lost in a good book that the time just flew, you’ve been in hypnosis. The mind is very suggestive in this state. Hypnobabies uses this fact to teach the mind how to view childbirth in a positive light. No hocus pocus involved. And because Hypnobabies is a complete childbirth program, you do not need to take any other courses. In fact, it is advised that you don’t as other classes may contradict your new way of thinking. Hypnobabies not only provides hypnosis tools but also includes information on pregnancy, diet and exercise, labor and delivery and so much more. The program is offered as a 6 week class or in the form of a home study course. I chose the latter.

My Review

I started the program a little earlier than suggested at 24 weeks pregnant. I practiced as reccomended, every single day til my son was born.

I have struggled with anxiety and panic attacks most of my life. This is the main reason I chose this program over others. Within days of starting the program I felt more calm, much less anxious. My pregnancy from then on was amazing. I remained 100% confident and calm. I looked forward to my son’s birth without an ounce of fear. I also looked forward to listening to my Hypnobabies scripts every night. It was like a mini vacation everyday. Bliss.

Because of the program, I spent a lot of time in reflection and thinking positively. I got to know my body well and even felt closer to my unborn son.

When my water broke and contractions started, I began using my hypnosis tools immediately. Although my contractions were intense and close together immediately I remained comfortable and at peace, completely confident the whole time. I spent 5 hours at home then decided to go to the hospital. That was a mistake but a topic best saved for another day. Although I eventually did end up with an epidural, I do not blame Hypnobabies at all and it does not change my opinion of the program. My decision was induced by pushy, insensitive medical staff, unforseen complications and unpredictable circumstances. Hypnobabies did it’s job completely by helping me remain calm and confident. I know that under better circumstances, Hypnobabies would have given me the natural birth I desired and I cannot wait to use it for my next (hopefully birthing center) birth. In my opinion, the program is 100% worth it. I love Hypnobabies!

To find out more or to order a home study visit http://www.hypnobabies.com

Have questions for me? Just ask :)

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31 Dec

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