Can you believe it's already the start of a new year? The days and weeks following the holidays are always a great time to re-organize your life, clean out closets, donate old things to make way for new, and figure out how you can make your lifestyle a little more healthy and Eco-friendly. I have 3 young kids and I sometimes feel like I'm always cleaning up after them. I'm trying to organize the huge mess in the playroom that could be called "toy soup" and only keep toys that are educational, high quality, and engaging for little minds. I'm also trying to get back into regular cloth diapering and I recently updated my stash!
Moms know, stuff seems to pile up with each kid that you add to your family. The most intense stage for me is the baby stage, when you have to carry all of the baby's things AND carry the baby. My 12 month old is so close to walking and once that happens I will feel like I've finally "arrived" in some ways. My baby boy is so eager to be able to get around on his own. Up until baby begins to crawl or walk and even after, there are lots of essentials that you need to bring with you everywhere you go. After experiencing all the happenings that come along with having 3 kids, here is my list of diaper bag essentials for covering your bases without bringing too much along.
GroVia training pants are designed to help kids transition out of diapers and learn to use the potty. Similar to cloth diapers, they feature a pull-up style that kids can pull up and down themselves. Instead of closing with conventional cloth diaper snaps, these training pants encompass the waist with elastic side panels. I received two training pants to review.
I'm excited to share with you three new prints from Buttons Cloth Diapers! Our family has been cloth diapering for three years, starting with my oldest and just recently beginning with my one-month-old. We currently have two kids in diapers, so using cloth saves a lot of money and significantly reduces our household trash. The only drawback is the amount of laundry, but cloth diapers are actually pretty easy to wash once you get into a routine. I just toss them into the washer every 3 or 4 days, clean, dry, and reuse! Deep cleaning your cloth diapers every once in awhile will also extend their use. Woo hoo for Eco-friendly diapering!
nuababy cloth diapers, changing bags and accessories make Eco-friendly diapering easy to do at home and on the go. Their cute, modern patterns and classic pocket diapers make nuababy a great option for families who are considering cloth diapering. I've used pocket diapers and snap-in cloth diapering systems from a variety of brands and nuababy compares right alongside other leading brands. I also love the sweet "Autumn Trees" and "Green Tweet" patterns that are universal for both boys and girls.
Baby K'tan's chevron diaper bag is chic, lightweight, and super handy to stow all kinds of must-haves. The stylish print immediately caught my eye (I'm a sucker for chevron), so I was so excited to have the chance to review this cool bag! This bag is appropriately named SmartGear, with its unique anti-microbial medical-grade FDA approved nylon lining, built-in wet bag, and numerous pockets. I love that its gender neutral print is perfect to use for my daughter or son interchangeably.
The Ubbi diaper pail offers a simple way to go green in your nursery. The pail is interchangeable with cloth and disposable liners so a wide range of families can benefit from using this pail. We primarily use our Ubbi pail to hold dirty cloth diapers. Once full, I tote the whole bag down to the laundry to wash.
As a busy dad, I am always looking for the next thing to make my life just a little bit easier and simpler. The DadGear Messenger Style Diaper Bag helps me accomplish these things — and is stylish to boot! If you're a dad that is often on the go with kids in tow, I'll tell you what you need to know about this manly, versatile bag. Not a dad? Check out this bag for the dad or dad-to-be in your life, just in time for Father's Day!
Who would have thought diaper cream could be so cute? The packaging for Baby Butz Cream is just one thing I love about this baby diaper cream. Baby Butz Cream was formulated by a mother who desperately wanted to find a safe, natural solution for her son's terrible re-occurring diaper rash. Working with a Consulting Research Chemist she formulated a cream that would both heal and prevent diaper rash quickly, safely and effectively.
BAMBO Nature Diapers offer all the convenience and benefits of standard disposable diapers, with a distinct difference from mainstream brands; they are made with 100% sustainable materials. I had a chance to review BAMBO Nature Diapers to learn why they are a great alternative for an earth-friendly disposable.