Greenchild creations {review + giveaway}

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We’ve talked about Jude’s size, right?

Eight months old, 40 pounds … that’s totally normal, yes?

No?

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Diapering the *really* big baby {review + giveaway}

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When Jude was a newborn, I threw logic out the window and joined the Flats and Handwashing Challenge. It made little to no sense to sign on for a totally new-to-me style of diapering in those busy, early weeks, but somehow, I felt like it was the right thing to do. So I did. I learned a handful of folds and began to appreciate the simplicity and flexibility of the flats.

Little did I know at the time that six months later on, I’d be almost exclusively using flats with my baby boy. Why? Because he’s huge.

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Olinmade {review + giveaway}

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What if I told you that I have– after seven years of nearly non-stop cloth diapering– finally found the perfect nighttime fitted? What if I said I had found a diaper that absorbs more than seems possible, holds like a champ, and fits flawlessly? Now what if I told you that the very same diaper cost just $22?

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Chelory Boutique {review & giveaway}

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In more than seven years of cloth diapering, I never owned an all-in-one. There. I said it.

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Glow Bug Cloth Diapers {review + giveaway}

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Pockets. So trim. So adorable. So easy.

A good pocket diaper is enough to convert even a die-hard disposable user. The problem arises when the new-to-cloth Momma wades in to the offerings. The market is literally flooded with options, ranging in price from “Let’s mortgage the homestead” to “Can those possibly be decent?” And that doesn’t even begin to tackle the nuances of individual designs. Snaps or hook and loop? One size? Lower rise? Elastic at the tummy, or just around the back? Crossover wings? Gussets? Microfiber? Fleece? Envelope?

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Buttons Diapers {review+giveaway}

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As you might have guessed, I am a very big fan of getting as much bang for my buck as possible. As you can also probably guess, I’m looking for quality. Affordability means I can fit our needs within a tight, one-income budget. And things made with materials that will last mean that I can reasonably expect to get decent usage with multiple children. Score!

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Final thoughts {Flats and Handwashing Challenge Day #7}

This post is part of the 5th Annual Flats and Handwashing Challenge, an education and awareness campaign designed to highlight the benefits of using cloth diapers even in less than ideal financial circumstances.

“How was this experience for you, what have you learned, and what will you do with your new knowledge?”

A week of using only old-fashioned flat diapers, washing them by hand, and hanging them out to dry. A week of throwback, low-tech diapering. A week of bending over the tub, a week of being thankful for sunny, breezy days.

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You got to know when to fold ’em {Flats and Handwashing Challenge Day #6}

This post is part of the 5th Annual Flats and Handwashing Challenge, an education and awareness campaign designed to highlight the benefits of using cloth diapers even in less than ideal financial circumstances.

I admit it– the number one reason I have steered clear of flats even after 7 years of cloth diapering is folding. Looking at online diagrams, even watching tutorial videos … it all seemed so involved.

Give me a prefold in the super-simple Angel Fold any day, I thought.

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Handwashing? For real? {Flats and Handwashing Challenge Day 5}

This post is part of the 5th Annual Flats and Handwashing Challenge, an education and awareness campaign designed to highlight the benefits of using cloth diapers even in less than ideal financial circumstances.

I need to open this post with a disclaimer: I am not a newbie to hand washing. In addition to using our bath tub to wash our clothes early in marriage, I also did a stint of hand washing in Nepal. Specifically, Simon’s diapers. So while hand washing is a deal-breaking, scary prospect for some folks, it’s just not a boogeyman for me.

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“How much work is it, really?” {Flats and Handwashing Challenge Days 3 & 4)

This post is part of the 5th Annual Flats and Handwashing Challenge, an education and awareness campaign designed to highlight the benefits of using cloth diapers even in less than ideal financial circumstances.

Today’s blogging prompt, per the Challenge site, is to describe traveling with flats. Since I missed yesterday’s Open Topic, I figured I could spend today folding in the travel idea with one question I am often asked about cloth diapering: how much extra work is it?

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