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Diaper stash update 2.0

22 Dec

Pockets:
Thirsties Duo Diapers: Blackbird (print), Meadow, Storm Cloud, Mango
Applecheeks: Cherry Tomato, Orange Zest, St. Lucia, Mrs. Robinson
BumGenius 3.0 – White
Butterbears: Blue tiedye

AIO:
BumGenius Elemental/Organic: White, Grasshopper, Twilight (2), Clementine, Moonbeam

Hybrid/AI2:

BumGenius Flip – Sweet (lt. green)
Econobum – white w/Blue trim
GroVia: Kiwi & Mandarin (both are on their way back to Grobaby for warrenty repairs), Vanilla (2), Seaside Stripes, Airplane print on the way
Bum Essentials: Red, Yellow

Fitteds:
Happy Hempy 2
Monkey Snuggles – Polka Dot Pup, Chocolate Chip Cookie (overnight)
KissaLuv Organic

Wool:
SBish Carbon Longies
SBish Carbon Soaker
SBish Mocha Soaker

We just started using cloth overnight again. So far, so good – no leaks! I’ve used an Applecheeks cover with the bamboo flat, a Happy Heinys Stuffin’ and a hemp doubler laid sideways in the front with great success. Last night I used our lone 3.0 with a newborn MF insert, HH Stuffin with the little insert sideways. I can’t wait to use the wool once my fitteds all arrive. I have store credit with Abby – I’m thinking about trying a 4.0 to see how I like it.

I’m still on the fence with taking cloth to Florida this week. I think once I start packing and see how much room I have left in the suitcase the decision will be made.

Not gentle parenting, gentle…friendship.

22 Nov

I have a hard time walking the line between sharing my experiences, philosophies and what works best for my family and being that pushy busy body that you don’t want to hang out with. Here’s a good facebook example:

Friend A: Anyone have a sling or carrier I can borrow on Thursday?
Me: I do! Let’s meet up today at the park and I can show you what I have and how to use it.
Friend B: Be careful, A. It will probably be made from organic wheat flour and hemp.
Friend C: I love my Bjorn but baby is about to outgrow it.
Me: Actually B, hemp is great! C – if you’re looking for something Bjorn like that you can use longer check out a Beco or an Ergo. A little spendy but totally worth their weight in gold. You can even use it when baby is a toddler. I loved mine for traveling especially blah blah blah blah blah.

Why can’t I just quit while I’m ahead?