Lanibaby Cloth Diapers

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Lanibaby cloth diapers are still new to the cloth diaper scene. But let me tell you…. they’re gonna go far.

A little background info. Andrea was a cloth diapering mama that had a slim baby and couldn’t find many options for her son. He was also a heavy wetter- so much so, that she was eventually changing him every 45 minutes. And who has the time for that??? After trying different options for her inserts, different brands, and even triple stuffing her pocket diapers…. she was almost ready to just throw in the towel on cloth diapers. After talking to other cloth diapering moms, she found out that bamboo and hemp were a good combination, but the dry time just wasn’t ideal. The other obstacle was just his size- he was slim with skinny little legs. There needed to be a diaper that offered the natural materials but that fit around his little legs and fit with little to no bulk. Andrea decided that she needed to create the perfect cloth diaper system for her child. Thus, Lanibaby cloth diapers were born! πŸ™‚

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Today. Hello Lanibaby, Heavenly Cloth Diapers! These cloth diapers are pockets with an opening in both the front and back. This makes life SO much easier when it comes to laundry. Because of the two openings, I don’t have to unstuff the pocket- my washing machine does it automatically when it’s agitating.

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Now… let’s talk about these inserts. You can see me freak out about them a little bit here. It was a live Facebook video and there’s a reason why I don’t do them often. #HotMessMom all the way!

 

The inserts are both bamboo and hemp, but they’re constructed in a way that the ends are sewn together, but the middle is open. This allows the smaller inserts to be tucked into the bigger inserts as an AWESOME overnight option but so that they also have a lesser dry time. No more two or three cycles for the dryer! πŸ˜‰ The top layer is 70% rayon from bamboo, 30% cotton. And the bottoms layer is 55% hemp and 45% organic cotton. Talk about absorbency! Jackson can use the smaller insert through a nap guys- that’s amazing!

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Lanibaby diapers are manufactured in China, in a warehouse that does not employ children, workers get vacation time and sick leave, and have normal work day hours. They do high-quality work and it really stands out with these diapers. These diapers are CPSIA compliant so they meet all USA standards for being used on children.

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Now for my experience. Oh. My. Goodness. I could really relate to Andrea’s struggle with a tiny baby. Jackson is a peanut so having a diaper specifically made for slender babies has been life changing. With the smaller insert, I’m confident that he won’t have any leaks during nap time. And it passed my overnight test when using the smaller insert tucked inside the medium insert! Lanibaby just came out with a larger insert as well, but it was a little too big for me to use with Jackson right now. I do believe that it will come in handy as he grows; it’s a great option for bigger babies! Now… for the cute pictures! You can really tell that the diaper fits him well and that it’s not too bulky on his tiny body. This diaper really felt like it was made for MY baby!

 

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Fluff Advice Wednesday: Find Your Local Group

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Finding a group on Facebook is super easy, unless there hasn’t been one started in your area yet. Or maybe there has, but it’s mainly used as a buy/sell/trade page.

About a year ago, I started my own local group and invited some of the mamas I knew that cloth diapered in my area. We started having meetings in my home or my sister in laws once a month. This was awesome because we got to not only interact with each other in person, but we could ask questions, show each other new diapers, and just enjoy each other’s company. It’s amazing having friends that parent in similar ways that I do. We have each other’s backs!

Now, why is this good advice? I strongly believe that each family has their own wash routine and there is no “one size fits all.” However, if there are water issues in your area, then chances are…. Another mom is dealing with some of the same laundry issues that you are. Heck, you might get lucky and they may have already figured out the tricks to getting pretty, clean diapers.

Just like babywearing has a sense of community with their meetings, cloth diapering has brought in an even bigger community to my life. I’ve seen more cloth diapers up close to know what I may want to purchase and try and what I may want to avoid. I’ve learned about more than cloth diapers since starting our local group and met so many awesome women!

My advice for today is: find some people. Heck, you may already know them. But join a LOCAL group, be a part of your local cloth diapering community, and support any local cloth diapering shops you may have. The internet is great at bringing people together and for online shopping. But we’re starting to lose the sense of community by joining large Facebook groups and never meeting these people in person. (And of course… It is the internet so always remain cautious in every scenario!)

Hey, you may even meet a mama that brings you a bottle of wine on a really bad day. (True story, it’s happened to me!) We all need support. So why not get it from people that are minutes or miles away? <3

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Fluff Advice Wednesday: Try Different Cloth Diapers

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It seems like when mamas start cloth diapering, they find one brand and try to stick with it. While that sounds great, it’s not ideal. Sure, if it works for you then why change what works? The thing I’ve found most helpful in my stash is variety. I liked different cloth diapers for different circumstances. Diapers for during the day were different than what I’d put her in for naptime. Bedtime diapers were different, car ride diapers, out and about diapers… I could go on and on. It wasn’t just the style of diapers I likes to have variety in, but brands as well. If you use prefolds and covers, for example, do you only have one brand of covers? Or all-in-one users, do you only have one brand of all-in-one? Here’s my story:

My stash changed drastically throughout our cloth diapering journey. Heck, we only use one diaper per day and I still try to find new things. When I started cloth diapering, I had all Alva Baby diapers. A few months later, I added some Sunbaby into the mix. Finally, I decided to support USA based cloth diapering brands. I don’t know why… It just felt more right to me. So I sold all my “China Cheapies” for Bumgenius diapers. That was the first major change in my cloth stash. I went from having all pockets, to having a few pockets (4.0s), a few all-in-ones (freetimes), and a few covers (flips) to use with prefolds. This was just the start of variety. A little bit of time went past and I started trying Thirsties products. I tried their all-in-one diaper and their Duo cover. The all-in-one didn’t stay in my stash long because I just found others I wanted to try. I have a revolving door for diapers- they don’t all stay very long. If I find something else I want to try, I usually put one or two on the chopping block to fund the next diaper. The Duo cover, I bought a few more and still use them. Next into the mix was Moraki. They also didn’t stay very long but mostly due to fit issues I had along with absorbancy issues with Baileigh. They were a great diaper, just not the best ones for us. Then Lalabye and Sloomb entered my life. Oh. My. Gosh. Talk about love. Sloomb became our night time diapers and my “if she gets a rash” diapers. (I’d throw a fitted on her with no cover due to the breath-ability.) Lalabye became the mostly used daytime diaper for us just because they were great!

Fast forward to our one diaper per day: Lalabye Baby diapers are no longer in our stash because they couldn’t hold up for night time. Moraki has been long gone. Freetimes and 4.0s are used frequently, Flips are used frequently, I love pairing up a Sloomb fitted with a Thirsties Duo Cover, and I’ve also added in some Best Bottoms covers to use with prefolds. I’ve tried new diapers. I’ve found WAHM diapers to love. And I’ve re-tried diapers I was contemplating selling off. Diapers that weren’t working anymore suddenly work again and I wouldn’t have known if I didn’t keep the variety in my stash. I feel confident in what I’ll buy for future babies and I keep looking to see what I may try that I haven’t tried yet.

Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone. Try new brands. Try new styles. If they don’t work out, then instead of feeling defeated, sell them and try something else! There is something out there for everyone!!! You never know…. You may just find the best diaper ever! πŸ˜‰ Happy Cloth Diapering! πŸ™‚

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Lalabye Baby Cloth Diaper Review

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I’m doing something different for this Lalabye Baby cloth diaper review! There’s a video! πŸ™‚ Now, be a little nice because this is my very first video and I totally recorded it and messed with it about 20 times! πŸ˜‰

 

A few things I forgot to mention in the video:

  • Lalabye Baby diapers are made with TPU, not PUL. This is a higher quality fabric and is also better for the environment.
  • Lalabye Baby diapers should fit babies from around 6 pounds to 35 pounds.

Β And here are what some other people had to say about Lalabye Baby when asked what they like/love about them!

  • EVERYTHING!! I used to have a stash full of big name brand diapers but then I tried a lalabye thanks to spraypal and was immediately hooked. They’re super trim, bright rich solid colors and fun prints, LOVE the color coded snaps, 2 bamboo inserts, really great price, and most importantly an amazing momma behind the company! I sold off all of my name brand diapers to get more lalabyes and I couldn’t be happier!
  • Love the bamboo inserts and the trimness of the Lalabye. Great price for a quality diaper too.
  • This is our go-to diaper! Love the bamboo inserts, super trim fit, bright colors and contrasting snaps, the option to use it as pocket or ai2, the owner is SUPER sweet and I could go on and on! I have a 4 month old and a 2.5 year old and these diapers fit great on both! My 4 month old has been wearing them since 8 weeks and I was impressed with the fit. Love the color coded snaps as well, my hubby isn’t a fan of snaps but with the color system he can get a good fit without the gues work. Did I mention I love these diapers?!
  • I love how trim and absorbent they are! And who wouldn’t love all the bright fun colors.
  • These diapers are high quality with an affordable price tag. Trim, highly absorbant and super fun colors. We love them!
  • Great quality, love the overall look & fit… also that I can use as AI2 or pocket. And the wonderful all-bamboo inserts! Oh, and can’t forget the snaps. The fit my chubby 8 week old beautifully on 2nd rise from the bottom. I also feel that they are a good value because they are under $20 and include the 2 bamboo inserts.
  • I agree with everything previously said. Trim, super absorbent, great fit (I put one on a 5lb 14oz preemie), beautiful colors and prints, great price, quality product (unlike my big name brands who’s elastics haven’t even made it 9mos), the tpu is so soft, and I love the rainbow snaps! The rainbow snap system got my husband and mil on board with snap diapers! Also, the owner is a great lady who I love to support.

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So you can see, Lalabye Baby Diapers are AMAZING! I urge everyone to just try one! You really won’t be sorry! Interested in trying one? Enter the giveaway below for a chance to win a $20 gift card just in time for their next stocking!! πŸ™‚

 

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Diaper Dawgs Spray Collar

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Just a few weeks ago, Diaper Dawgs made the announcement of another new product. It was kept secret for a bit and then once it was announced, no one had seen a real picture of this new product! Just a few days ago, Diaper Dawgs released a picture of the Diaper Dawgs Spray Collar. It will soon be made available for purchase to help you tackle the dirty mess that comes along with cloth diapers!

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The Diaper Dawgs Spray Collar is a food grade silicone funnel that attaches to most diaper sprayers. It was created to make spraying off the poop a little less messy. Instead of trying to take control from the diaper, they decided to try a different angle and take it from the sprayer. (Smart idea!)

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The Spray Collar is light weight, durable, and matches the other Diaper Dawgs’ products! The best part, it DOES NOT affect your sprayer in any way. You can still hang it up with its hook, place it behind between the wall and the toilet (what we do), or whatever you do with your sprayer when not in use. The only thing that is different, is how you spray. Instead of spraying from afar, you put it up close. This keeps the back splash contained in the funnel and more pressure on the poop.

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All in all, I have found this to be extremely helpful. I think the Spray Collar would work in any bathroom but would be extremely helpful in smaller bathrooms or half baths. No extra equipment, no setting up or tearing down, it’s just ready to go! There are no nooks or cranies for pieces of poop to hide so it’s easy to wipe down with a Clorox wipe or sanitize it in the microwave in one of those steamers bags. I just wanna say good luck to the poopy water because it’s no match for the Spray Collar! πŸ˜‰

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Ready to win one? Well, how about a litter of things? (Get it, Diaper Dawgs, litter, puppies? haha)

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Spray Pal Review

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If you’re a cloth diapering mama, chances are you’ve heard of Spray Pal. If not… man are you missing out! When we started cloth diapering, the biggest thing I was afraid of was poop. Poop is a big thing with cloth diapering because you actually have to deal with it. I knew right away that we would be getting a diaper sprayer for our main bathroom and using it always. This just became one of my favorite cloth diapering accessory!

Spray Pal was created by a mom and dad team when they realized how much poopy toilet water splashed all over their bathroom when spraying diapers off. They are a small business working in their home (and garage!) and also made in the USA. Put all that together, and that is one of the best kinds of companies to support, if you ask me!! πŸ™‚

Now onto my review…. This thing is AMAZING. Could I be over exaggerating? No. I hate poop. It used to make me gag. Being a mom of two toddlers, I deal with a lot of poop. And this made my job just a tad bit easier. Here you can see me wearing a toddler (because sometimes we need held after a good poop, I guess?) and spraying down a diaper. No mess. No fuss. Just getting the dirty job done without getting dirty! πŸ™‚

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Spray Pal is also super easy to clean. I wipe it down every other day or so with a Clorox wipe really quick just to keep the germs at bay. You can unclip the snaps to squeeze out the extra water that built up in the diaper. I honestly haven’t done that because I just kinda roll the diaper because its easier for me to throw in my wet bag all rolled up. I also like to keep mine ready at all times for action since poopy diapers can happen up to three times a day! I don’t have time to really set up my equipment, so that works for me. I keep it on a towel that I switch out once a week on the floor next to the toilet. It took some getting used to for the kids to not mess with it. But once I told them it had “poopy yuckies” on it, that was it. No more wanting to touch the poopy yuckies! LOL πŸ™‚

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Overall, this is an awesome tool to have for any cloth diapering family. I honestly wouldn’t recommend living without it. Is that extreme? Maybe. But for retailing at only $25.00, you can still easily save money while cloth diapering. This is a family owned, small business, made in the USA so it’s a business I think everyone should support. Spray Pal also has some adorable t-shirts for toddlers that have the #makeclothmainstream hashtag. Its super cute and Bai wears it often!! Check out Spray Pal’s website HERE and be sure to like them on Facebook HERE. πŸ™‚

Want to win one? Check back tomorrow for the giveaway with a cloth diaper!! πŸ™‚

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Buttons Cloth Diapers

When I started cloth diapering Bai, we used pockets. Then I ventured into some prefolds and then finally discovered all in ones. To me, they were easy- no stuffing, no folding, just all right there and good to go. Then I found Buttons Cloth Diapers.

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Buttons diapers are very “wallet friendly” when you’re starting cloth. Because of their system, you need a very small amount of covers to start out- like when using prefolds and covers. The only difference is no folding, no stuffing, its all right there! This diaper “system” uses snaps to hold the insert in place. It’s simple. One snap in the back, one snap in the front, and you’ve got yourself an absorbent diaper!

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This diaper is a one-size diaper and is marketed to fit babies between 9 and 35 pounds. There are two different sizes of inserts- small will fit between 9 and 20 pounds and large will fit between 20 and 35 pounds. The inserts are made of microfiber but have a soft fleece top so it’s safe against baby’s skin. The daytime inserts are very trim and fit nicely inside the diaper. The overnight doubler is thicker, adds a lot more layers, and makes the diaper less trim but SUPER absorbent!!

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If you’ve read any of my other cloth diaper reviews, you’d know we don’t end up trying many of the diapers overnight simply because they just won’t work. Baileigh is a super duper heavy wetter and can pee out of anything so it’s very difficult to find one that will work. Well ladies and gentlemen, this is one diaper that DOES work! The first night we tested it, I couldn’t believe it worked! I was literally in awe. I felt like that couldn’t have been right so I made that day diaper laundry day so I could put her in it the next night. And sure enough, no leaks that night either! So I HIGHLY recommend Buttons Diapers!!

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What makes these incredibly affordable? You can use one cover for on average 3 diaper changes. As long as your cover didn’t have to keep in a poop explosion, you should be able to just wipe it clean, stick in a new insert, and you’re good to go! A full “stash” can be made up of 8-10 covers, 18-24 inserts, and 2-3 overnight doublers! Check out Buttons Diapers HERE and see their prices for each item individually but also take a look at their packs!! πŸ™‚

Interested in trying out Buttons Cloth Diapers? Enter to win a $25 Gift Certificate to use online using the Rafflecoptor below!! πŸ™‚

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A Big Cloth Diaper Giveaway!

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Welcome to The My Lucky Little One Giveaway Event!

Hosted by : Conservamom

Where one “Lucky Little One” Will win a grand prize valued over $695.72!!

With 13 cloth diapers as well as some great accessories this prize pack will be someone’s pot of Gold!

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I have gotten some of the Best Cloth diapering Companies & Stores to Sponsor this fantastic event. Not only will this prize pack include some great cloth diapers but I also have some fantastic Baby/Kid Companies sponsoring some wonderful products that will thrill any little one.

The Prize Pack includes

1 Thirsties Pocket Diaper $16.50
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1 bumGenius Freetime Cloth Diaper (sponsored by Diva Diapers) $19.99
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1 Blueberry Diaper (sponsored by Kissed By The Moon) $23.95
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1 $25 Gift Certificate to Lalabye Baby Cloth Diapers
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1 Green Smart Bottom Cloth diaper $23.00
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1 Imagine Pocket Diaper (print may vary)(sponsored by Cloth Diaper Geek) ($12.95)
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1 Funky Fluff Cloth diaper $20.63
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1 Buttons Diaper Gift Pack $39.00
(Includes:2 diaper covers, 2 diaper inserts, and 1 small wet bag)
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Vans Gift Pack $39.00

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Gen-Y Tag Along Wet Bag $8.99
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Oilo Play blanket retail is: $64
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For a Grand Total Prize pack of: $695.72

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Our Cloth Diaper Wash Routine

Cloth Diapers can be complicated, but I believe it’s only as complicated as you make them! I will totally admit that I was super overwhelmed when we decided to make the switch from disposables. There was so much information to read, to take in, and to just learn. A lot of things are just trial and error and you can’t really read enough to just figure that stuff out. You don’t know what inserts you’ll like, what type of diaper will work for you, what cloth diaper wash routine will work, so on and so forth. Some people make the wash routine complicated. Me… I make it as simple as can be:

  • Warm Rinse, no detergent.
  • Heavy Duty Wash, with detergent
  • Cold Rinse and Spin

And then you’re done! Bahda-bing. Bahda-boom. I throw everything in the dryer with wool dryer balls for 20 minutes, take out the covers and AIO diapers, and then finish drying the inserts, prefolds, and cloth wipes. The detergent needs to be what works for you. In our house, we use Gain. We’ve tried cloth diaper detergent and it didn’t take out our ammonia issues. We tried ALL free and clear, also didn’t take out our ammonia issues. We switched to Gain and have had no problems. It canceled out the warranty in our bumGenius diapers, but most of them were bought used anyways. We use a small amount of bleach about once a month to really clean them and use RLR Laundry Treatment as needed. The dirty diapers are in a hanging “rubbish bag” that was bought from Alva Baby. I spray off any poopy diapers and then just throw them in the bag. I usually wash every other to every two days. It honestly depends on the stink from the bag, how many diapers have been used, and if I really want her to wear a diaper that day that was in the bag dirty. I have so many things going on that I just can’t handle complicated.

So tell me, what’s your wash routine with your cloth diapers? And what detergent have you found works in your house??

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BB-Cloth Diaper Review

BB-Cloth makes one-size pocket cloth diapers in a variety of fun prints, solids, and football team logos! They’re affordable and adorable. So what more could you really need?!

A little bit of background of BB-Cloth: This company was created November 1, 2013 after noticing the lack of football team cloth diapers on the market printed on PUL fabric. The company has since taken requests for new teams and other prints. Each design is their own and is made in a limited quantity.

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Chevron is super popular in our house so this diaper is more than just a pretty design! This diaper also came with a bamboo blend insert. Their insert worked so well that I didn’t have to double up on inserts like I usually have to do with any other diapers. This made the diaper super trim and not bulky. I was very surprised that the one insert worked so well for Baileigh! I usually have a horrible time with new diapers because she’s a heavy wetter and it takes a lot of trial and error to figure out how much pee that particular diaper will hold and if it can withstand a long car ride or her 2 hour naptime.

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I was very impressed with this diaper. It is similar to an Alva diaper, but with higher quality. Since it does compare to an Alva, you could also use it as a newborn diaper folded like this.

BB-Cloth also has a variety of fun prints that have JUST been released! And aren’t they adorable???

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Want to win a BB-Cloth diaper for your baby? Enter in the Rafflecoptor below!! πŸ™‚

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How to Make a OS Diaper into a Newborn Size

Most cloth diapering mamas know (or at some point realize) that one size diapers will not fit the tiniest of little humans. One size diapers will usually fit about 8lbs to 30lbs but there are plenty of room for leaks or explosions through the rather large leg holes. Here’s how to make a OS Diaper into a newborn size for your tiny baby!

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The diaper that I used was one of my “China Cheapies.” It may take some trial and error on other diapers, but it will work on an Alva. Try this on your newborn baby and share a picture of your tiny Fluff Bum Baby!! πŸ™‚

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Toddlers love Juice… Mommy DOESN’T!

Most toddlers start out with 1/2 their sippy cup of juice and then the other 1/2 is water. Mix the water and juice together and you’re giving the toddler more of something to drink with less sugar. Wrong. Juice is like toddler crack. At least in our house it is. And that is exactly why we cut it out of our children’s diet.

Some of you may be thinking, “Why would you cut out juice?” “Juice isn’t harmful.” “Juice is not full of sugar.” or even, “100% Juice only is just fine!” Nope. Nope and nope. I would only buy 100% juice for my kids with no added sugar. I thought that even 1/4 of their sippy cup mixed with 3/4 cup of water would be just fine. Nope. I lived. And I sure as heck learned!My kids only wanted juice. They would refuse milk, water, everything that wasn’t juice. They were addicted. I finally got them to break the habit by switching to milk only in the mornings and after nap time (when their dad was home) they could have juice. It was like day and night. They were calm and good listeners in the morning and then someone flipped the switch after nap time. It was the juice. Even though they didn’t have much of it, that small amount of “natural” sugar got to them. They were bouncing off the walls. It wasn’t until my husband really noticed a difference one weekend that we just stopped buying it. And I’m so happy we did!

Aubrey REFUSES to drink water. Plain water is just “YUCK” in her words. This means if she wants something to drink, her go to is milk. Milk is good for you so its not a huge bad thing… but too much of anything can be bad for you. Right now, we’re figuring out how to make our own flavored water. I looked at MIO but there’s so many ingredients in it that’s just not good for you. I might as well be giving them juice! I am looking at a special pitcher that has a place for fresh fruit and it will diffuse into the water. We’re also looking at adding essential oils and stevia to a pitcher every few days to also make a flavored type of water. This is just one more thing we did to become more “natural” parents!

Something I would like to point out: I am not depriving my children of fruit juice. If we go to a relative’s house and they offer my kids juice, that’s fine. We just prefer juice to be in moderation. We had also made the decision months ago to not buy juice boxes. After seeing pictures of the Capri Suns with mold in them, we decided to not take that chance. Juice boxes are expensive anyways!! If we do offer juice in the future, it will be homemade, raw juice from an awesome juicer. We just meed to purchase one first!

Mommas that also don’t do juice, what kind of drinks do your little ones drink regularly? Any tips to help me get Aubrey to drink plain water?

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The Christmas Giveaway Winner Is….

Congratulations to Michelle S. πŸ™‚

If you did not win, don’t be too sad!! I have many giveaways planned in the new year including one for the must have baby items!!

Have a Merry Christmas and share some of the Christmas fluff bums on the Facebook page!!

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Fluff Mail

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When you know that you’re getting new diapers in the mail, the day feels like it takes forever! The anticipation is killing me!! You could have an entire stack of bills in that mailbox but one new diaper makes it an AWESOME mail day. Anyone agree?? I’ve got a few diapers coming my way today and I am so excited! I even put off diaper laundry so I could prep the new ones while washing the others. I’m hoping they’re just as good looking in person as they were online!! I got a few girly prints and I think 2 gender neutral. They’re “China Cheapies” but that doesn’t make them any less exciting in my book!

Do you have diapers coming your way today?? πŸ™‚ And if so, what brand?! And just a reminder about the Christmas Giveaway!! Make sure that you enter and the winner will be announced Tuesday afternoon! Will it be you?! πŸ˜‰

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Our Elf on the Shelf Today

I have been taking pictures of our elf, Lily, to show you some of our fun ideas. I wanted to wait until closer to the end of the season to share them all, but I loved today’s set-up!! Lily brought the girls one of those indoor snowball fight sets. As soon as the girls saw it, they were so excited and so thankful. Aubrey just kept saying, “Oh, thank you Lily!! Thank you sooo much!!” How cute is that?!

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The girls have been playing with the “snowballs” all morning. They’re SO fun!! If you want to buy these for your little ones, click the link below! πŸ™‚ These are perfect all winter long, not just around Christmas time!!

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