Confession: I don’t use a cloth diaper pail. I have been cloth diapering for over 3 years now, without pails. Why? Because pails take up too much space, and the diaper genie I used with my oldest baby (in disposables) scared me away from the very concept of pails entirely. Now I use Hanging pails! So how does a Hanging Cloth Diaper Pail work? I’m glad you asked…
I am currently nursing my 1 year old son, Littlest. He is at that stage where he really just nurses before and after naps and for comfort throughougt the day. Our goal is to self wean, and so I want him to nurse on his own terms. For that reason, I like to wear nursing apparel to make breastfeeding as accessible to him as possible. I have a small collection of nursing tops so when Belly Bedaine reached out to me and offered some of their products to try, I was thrilled! Trying a new brand is always an exciting…
My baby drools, eats messily, my life is busy and my wheelchair tends to roll over everything I own at one point or another. My carriers are no exception to these rules. So when I noticed my favourite carrier, a woven wrap meh dai, was getting pretty filthy, I knew it was time to act. I headed to the laundry room and started to wash my Fidella Fly Tai this week, and realized afterwards that I had never read any instructions about washing woven wraps and baby carriers. I needed to wash it, and I trust my machine, so I…
Welcome to our very first 12 Days of Christmas giveaway hosted by Mom’s Little Feat and The Mama Knows. Our sponsors for this event are the retailers and brands that rock the natural parenting world with products that makes your life easier. There are 12 prize packages are so there will be 12 winners! Yes! You heard it right, 12 WINNERS!
I love my IKEA Cloth Diapers! Wait, Ikea makes cloth diapers?? Yes they do, but they probably don’t know that they do. The “Himmelsk” cotton muslin squares at Ikea are marketed as burp cloths and sold in packs of 2 for about 6.99. Cloth diapering moms everywhere are using them as Flat Diapers and here’s why!
I love fitted cloth diapers and have several brands in my collection, so when Olivia at This West Coast Mommy asked me if I’d like to review the new Oriön fitted diaper for Omaïki, I jumped at the chance! Fitted diapers are great for both daytime and overnight use, and they work under all types of covers. I especially enjoy using them under wool pants that have been lanolized to use as diaper covers. This particular fitted is new on the market, and is definitely one to consider for both its quality and price point.
We all feel it, that mom guilt that comes when we want to spend money on ourselves. It makes us put things back on the rack or shelf and walk away. We tend to forego things like pedicures and haircuts, new makeup and clothes. Why? Because “our kids come first” and every dollar we spend on ourselves we view as money taken from our children. Perhaps that’s why you haven’t yet invested in Nursing Apparel, and I’m here to give you 6 reasons why you should.
I’m back! I apologize for the blog being slow. Things were pretty crazy over on my Facebook Page last week with LOADS of giveaways for International Babywearing Week! I hope you snagged some great stuff! If you didn’t, there’s still TWO carrier giveaways open. Thanksgiving is always a hectic time of year for my family- we have TWO of our three kids born on October 8th which means their birthday almost always falls on Canadian Turkey Day. So of course, my oldest wants a huge Thanksgiving feast for his birthday each year.
We know there are only 3 trimesters of pregnancy, but many top doctors, scientists, and psychologists, agree that a fourth trimester occurs outside the womb once baby is born. This busy, and somewhat intimidating, transitional period is a great opportunity for babywearing to truly shine! You can achieve skin to skin contact, breastfeeding on demand and establish bonding- all from the convenient hands-free use of a baby carrier. As an attachment parenting follower, Newborn Babywearing in the fourth trimester was wonderful for me.
As a Mommy Blogger who focuses on natural parenting, I love to bring you reviews of Baby Carriers. If you are one of my regular readers, you’ll know that I’m disabled and use a wheelchair. I babywear using various baby carriers out of necessity, and sometimes the waist belts can get uncomfortable. My able-bodied husband has also expressed that he would be more comfortable while using a carrier that didn’t use a waistband. He prefers back carries and for these reasons, I started looking into Onbuhimo carriers.