Reaching Out to Family Friendly Companies To Review Products For FREE

Reaching Out to Family Friendly Companies To Review Products For FREE

Do you have a family friendly product (cloth diapers, kid products, pregnancy products, natural detergents/skin care, etc) that you would like us to review and offer a giveaway on our site? We can do this for you! This is a great way to bring traffic to your company and your product lines. Our children’s ages are 8 thru age 16 with one on the way. Any product(s) that are family friendly will be considered for a free review. Yes, we will review much more than just cloth diapers (LOL!). We encourage a giveaway(s) in conjunction with our review. Our past experience has shown a much higher traffic rate to your sites and ours if there is a giveaway opportunity is involved. Please contact us here if you are interested. Please note that we only give honest reviews. If there is a problem with your product we will give you the courtesy of a private email. We look forward to working with you!

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5 Positive Things of Advanced Maternal Age

5 Positive Things of Advanced Maternal Age

I am 43 years old and almost 16 weeks pregnant. I always wanted another child but quite honestly after reaching the age of 40 I pretty much resigned myself to the thought that it wasn’t going to happen. Also, at the beginning of being 42 I was a divorced, single Mom with no prospects in the near future. Quite honestly, after the high-conflict post divorce I swore to myself that “I would NEVER get married again”. I remember a good friend in early spring of 2016 asking me if I would ever considering marrying and I immediately said a big, bold “NO!” Fast forward 6 weeks and BAM…it happened… a wonderful man I met at church. AMAZING! WHIRLWIND! LOVE! In a snap I was married..so in love and so happy.  We both realized that there was a slim chance of getting pregnant and really didn’t give any thought to contraception. As many 40+ years, menstrual cycles are often irregular but this time I was beyond several days late and took a pregnancy test….and it was POSITIVE! SHOCKED. SCARED. HAPPY. MIXED EMOTIONS! My oldest child is now 19 years old and I … Continue reading

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Fitted Diapers: the Pros and Cons

Fitted Diapers: the Pros and Cons

A fitted cloth diaper is designed to be contoured to a baby’s body, and has elastics around the legs for a better fit. It can close with snaps, hook and loop or nothing at all (which will require a pin or fastener). A fitted diaper generally requires a separate cover on top. How do fitted diapers compare to flats and prefolds, AIO diapers and pockets? Here are the pros and cons: BENEFITS A fitted diaper is highly absorbent. This is one of its best qualities and the main reason that mothers try them out. The entire diaper (including the wings) soaks up wetness, and it is multi-layered. A fitted diaper is convenient to use if you don’t like folding or pinning. Fitted diapers, more than any other style, come in a wider range of print, color and fabric options. Some of them can truly be called works of art! Because it is so absorbent and fits so well, a plush fitted diaper can actually be worn without a cover for an hour or two. Featured Diaper: the One Love organic fitted DISADVANTAGES Fitteds are generally more expensive than other styles, … Continue reading

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9 Things That Have Helped Me During the Darkest Time in my Life

9 Things That Have Helped Me During the Darkest Time in my Life

It has been a very, very long year and as you can see by the lack of activity of the blog many of you thought I had disappeared. In March 2015 I was confronted with a very long, trying, and emotional legal case that involved my x-husband. Due to confidentiality and anonymity I won’t be disclosing names within my posts. First of all in one year’s time I can honestly say that I am in such a better place. When something tragic or trying comes your way it can literally emotionally and physically beat you down. In July 2015 I decided to take some extended time off from work, from my blog, and completely concentrate on my family and the new legal situation I was in. I had to approach this new situation with delicacy and grace as it involved my son who I love so dearly. This post won’t go into details, rants, hate messages, or anything similar; if anything I have learned to pray for my x-husband and I truly hope he finds happiness and peace. I am just going to write from my heart on what has … Continue reading

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5 Signs Your Toddler Might Be Ready To Potty Train

5 Signs Your Toddler Might Be Ready To Potty Train

If you have mixed feelings about potty training, you’re not alone. Whether or not you’ve already stocked up on cloth training pants and however you feel about saying goodbye to cloth diapers, your little one might be ready for my slacker mom potty training method. Every child is different but here are a few signs you might want to introduce the potty: Telling you s/he is wet and/or asking to be changed immediately: Dislike of wet/dirty diapers can be a sign in children who didn’t seem bothered before. Having a predictable poop schedule: If your toddler had a regular bowel movement schedule and “ploppable” poops, that’s another sign. (Though pooping in the potty was one of the last things for my kids to master.) Dry diapers/flooded diapers: When toddlers gain more bladder control then can stay dry for longer periods and wet a lot at once, “flooding” a diaper. If you change a diaper that is dry, suggest your little one sit on the potty. Interest in family members using the bathroom: If your little one goes beyond following you into the bathroom and begins asking questions about the process, … Continue reading

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Alternative Uses for Your Cloth Diaper Sprayer

Alternative Uses for Your Cloth Diaper Sprayer

This post contains affiliate links. There are so many ways to cloth diaper and everyone has an opinion on what is a must-have accessory and what isn’t. For me, a cloth diaper sprayer is a must-have. Not only have I found my diaper sprayer to be a life saver during the toddler years, it still is even after potty training. My son has been potty trained for several months now and we still have our diaper sprayer connected. Not only that, I don’t have any plans on disconnecting it anytime soon. During our years of cloth diapering, I have discovered that there are many other uses for our diaper sprayer other than just rinsing cloth diapers. In fact, I still use it several times a week. So if you’ve been wondering whether or not the purchase of a diaper sprayer is worth it or are planning on disconnecting it after your child is potty trained, my answer is yes, it’s worth it and no, don’t disconnect it. Here are just a few other uses for a cloth diaper sprayer: Filling up the watering can Washing out the litter box Cleaning trash cans Filling and rinsing a mop … Continue reading

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Cloth Diapering: Should I Use Flats or Prefolds for my Newborn?

Cloth Diapering:  Should I Use Flats or Prefolds for my Newborn?

If you like both flat diapers and prefolds but aren’t sure which style works best for a newborn, here’s a quick comparison. Flats are more versatile when it comes to sizing. The small size can last from birth until 4 months or more, depending on your baby’s size and weight. With prefolds, you might have to buy 2 sizes to get you through the first few months (newborn and small, or small and medium). For newborns, fold your small flats using my Mini Pad Fold. When your newborn is bigger, try the regular Pad Fold or other basic folds. Prefolds are quicker to get on because they can be folded in thirds. If time is golden to you, go for this style. This is the main reason so many mothers choose prefolds over flats for newborns; they feel that flat diapers are just going to take too much time. Flats are a bit cheaper, but not by much. One dozen cotton flats is about $22 and one dozen prefolds is about $24. If you use flour sack towels instead of diapers, the cost savings are more dramatic because a dozen … Continue reading

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Cloth Diapers & Potty Training – The Struggle Is Real

Cloth Diapers & Potty Training – The Struggle Is Real

Potty training can be a tumultuous transition whether you use disposable diapers or cloth. Using cloth diapers during potty training made things a bit more relaxed for us since we didn’t feel the pressure to train to avoid buying increasingly more expensive diapers or pull ups. As disposables get larger, there are fewer in the package, but with cloth it doesn’t cost you much of anything to toss a handful of diapers in with a load of laundry. On the other hand, that means you don’t have that extra motivation either! Here are some things that have gone through my mind when potty training! Pro: Baby’s no longer wearing diapers, yay! 😀 Con: Baby’s no longer wearing (cloth) diapers, boo 🙁 Pro: Not having to lug diapers with you on outings Con: Having to lug spare underwear and pants with you on outings (not to mention mad dashes to find a bathroom or hearing that little voice from the back seat saying “I need to go potty!” when you are nowhere near one) Pro: Adorable eeny teeny toddler underwear Con: No excuse to buy fun cloth diaper prints (But you … Continue reading

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When Someone Else is Caring for Your Cloth Diapered Baby

When Someone Else is Caring for Your Cloth Diapered Baby

If you’ve made the decision to use cloth diapers, it’s very possible that you might feel quite alone, even among your family and friends, because more than 95% of American babies are in disposables. When someone else will be caring for your baby, here are a few ways you can help make things a bit easier for them, and also be a good ambassador. Have some easy diapers on hand. I will leave out a few AIO diapers which are nearly foolproof to put on. For someone who is completely new, or skeptical, I don’t want to make it seem daunting or like you have to be in the Illuminati to understand cloth diapers. Another option is to leave out a few disposables and a few cloth diapers, so they can choose which one to use and not feel forced to use a diaper they have no experience with. Be willing to learn.  A lot of us switch to cloth diapers and think “this is such a smart decision!” And it is, when you calculate the money saved and other benefits. But you should still be willing to learn, even from … Continue reading

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Troubleshooting Toddler Cloth Diapers

Troubleshooting Toddler Cloth Diapers

One challenge many cloth diapering parents face is adjusting their diapers to meet the needs of their growing little ones. As baby’s grow their diaper size and absorbency needs change. Depending on the child, one’s bullet-proof cloth diapering solution will look a bit different at six months, a year, 18 months, etc. Personally I found troubleshooting the toddler diaper particularly challenging. Here are some of the issues we faced and how to work around them. Red Bottom! Around 18 months of age something happened to my son’s urine out put. While he peed less frequently, when he did go it was a lot. I found that after urinating he quickly soaked through his diaper’s absorbency and soon we had a little irritated red bottom on our hands. I noticed the same red bottom issue when changing him out of his night time diaper. (Note, this was an irritation and not a full blown diaper rash.) In addition to frequent diaper changes (or at least diaper checks) during the day, averaging every three hours, I needed to significantly increase his diapers’ absorbency. I started adding extra boosters or inserts until I found combinations … Continue reading

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