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Summer Days Must Haves: Day 4

Posted by on Jun 26, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Summer must have #4 is Hyland’s Infant Earache Drops. Earache drops? Yup! Summer time is full of swimming and water related activities, and Hyland’s relieves the pain and itching from swimmer’s ears.  I just love Hyland’s products, and currently my youngest is teething. He is cutting 6 teeth (YIKES!) and teething tablets help soothe him during those periods of irritability that the amber necklace alone cannot help.  Make sure to check out other awesome Hyland’s products Diaper Parties has to offer.   Children under 3 years of age Tilt head...

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Summer Days Must Haves: Day 3!

Posted by on Jun 24, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Summer Days must have item #3 is for mama! Mama needs to go swimming, right!? A moon cup! I have personally been using a cup for a couple of cycles, but never really would leave the house with it in. Not sure why. I did yesterday, and it was like a light bulb clicked! This was great! I went all day without worrying about it. The Moon Cup Menstrual Cup provides you with the same benefits as The Keeper, but is made of soft, non-latex, medical grade silicone. Introduced in 2006, The Moon Cup is innovative, economical, comfortable, and...

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Summer Days Must Haves: Day 2!

Posted by on Jun 20, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

What is summer without a swim diaper!? My favorite swim diaper is the fairly new, My Swim Baby, by Planet Wise. They have such adorable prints with matching UV shirts! Plus, for those little girls, ruffles!! The swim diapers are sized, but I highly recommend sizing up. They do run on the smaller size. My 20lb+ youngest can actually wear the 3T that I originally bought for my toddler, and it doesn’t even fit him at all at 33lbs. Sizes are as followed: Small (9-18 lbs) Medium (17-23 lbs) Large (22-26 lbs) XLarge (25-31 lbs) 3T (30-40 lbs) I...

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Summer Days Must Haves: Day 1!

Posted by on Jun 18, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

First day of summer is June 21st and it is coming among us. Depending where you live, summer is slowly arriving, or has been in full swing since February. I am located where it is in full swing in February, and so it is already miserably hot with “feels like” 100+ with humidity. So over the next couple of posts I am going to talk about 5 Summer must haves from Diaper Parties! So to kick off, EVERYONE can and will need a wetbag for summer! Wetbags can even be used by non-cloth users, because the uses are endless! They are great for the muddy,...

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Product Review: Bamboo Baby AIOs

Posted by on Jun 7, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Bamboo Baby has an All-in-One diaper by Dri-line, and is often forgotten about. It is not a super popular brand, but one of my favorites! Dri-Line is a Canadian based company that designs and manufactures their products on site!   Features of the Bamboo Baby AIO include: Super soft bamboo Rayon fleece inner, including a one size liner with 3 layers of thirsty bamboo Rayon fleece. 2 x 3 snap design easily allows the Bamboo Baby AIO /OS diaper to grow with your baby. This snap design has been tried and tested for nearly two decades on our top...

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Non-Cloth Diapering Gift Ideas

Posted by on Jun 5, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Are you looking for a baby gift for someone who doesn’t use cloth? No problem. We have you covered at Diaper Parties! Here is a list of my five favorite gift ideas ANY one can use! Monkey Foot Designs snack bags Hands down the BEST snack bags, and I have tried quite a few. Love that they have zippers instead of aplix (so much quieter!), they clean up easily, and come in many adorable prints!   X-Small bags are great for snacks, toys, IPOD’s, cell phones and other odds-and-ends. And YES!  These bags are Food Safe! Procare has *NO* DEHP,...

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Newborn Rentals

Posted by on Jun 3, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Let’s talk Newborn Rentals. This is a genius idea! I wish I had this option at Diaper Parties when I was pregnant with my second! Well, it became an option AFTER I bought my newborn stash Diaper Parties offers 6 (SIX!) different diapering options: Bumgenius AIOs, Bamboo baby fitteds, Sloomb mini fitted snapless, Swaddlebees AIOs, Lil Joeys AIOs, and a variety package. For first time cloth diapering mamas, I recommend the variety package so you can try out different brands and systems. The Variety Package includes: bumGenius AIO newborn...

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Wool Care

Posted by on May 31, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Hey everyone! I took Wednesday “off” after doing the Flats Challenge all last week. I had lots of catching up to do this week! On my to-do list was washing & lanolizing wool. Wool is another “scary” topic in the cloth-diapering world, but it is neither hard nor “scary.” It is quite easy and a very low maintenance cloth-diapering option. Depending how much the cover is used and how much my boys pee at night, determines how often I need to wash. I wash about every 2 weeks, sometimes once month. Here is my...

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The Finish Line!

Posted by on May 27, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I participated in the Flats Challenge last year with one child, but I did not complete it because I found a family who needed the diapers. This year, I had two little ones in diapers and it was an eye opening experience. I learned my washing machine has spoiled me. I can still spend all day still washing clothes, but I am not physically, manually washing them. The machine does all the work for me, as I am able to take care of other things around the house. Washing machines did not become a “must have” until after WWII as more and more women...

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More about Flats

Posted by on May 25, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

So I have talked about flats all week. So what is a flat? A flat is a single layer diaper, typically the size of 27x27inches. Sometimes a prefold is confused for a flat, but a prefold is not a flat. A prefold had multiple layers that interlay in the middle of the diaper with 6-8 layers in the center with 3-4 layers in the outside rectangles. It has defined sewing of thirds. I am a visual person, so here is a picture of an infant prefold and toddler prefold lying on top of a flat.  Here is a picture of my youngest as a newborn in a flat, as...

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