Sunday, December 30, 2012

Giveaway for January SoftBums Calendar Bums Limited Edition Print Diaper!

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Just can't wait for the newest "Calendar Bums" Limited Edition SoftBums to be released??

Neither can we!!!

Let's have a Giveaway to help pass the time!  Tons of prizes for lots of lucky winners!  Tell all your friends, maybe they can help you win!

Prize #1  NEWEST January "Calendar Bums" Limited Edition SoftBums Diaper!

Prize #2  Another awesome NEWEST January "Calendar Bums" Limited Edition SoftBums Diaper!

Prize #3  6 Pack of Supers!!


Prize #4  ERGO Baby Carrier!!


Prize #5  Haba Baby Ball 
Good Luck!!!

This giveaway is open to US and Canadian Residents! Past winners of any SoftBums giveaways please give others a chance, thanks! Winner will be drawn using random.org. Winner has 48 hours to get back to me after being contacted or a new winner will be drawn.



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Thursday, December 13, 2012

SoftBums featured in this article; How to Cloth Diaper a Newborn!

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How to Cloth Diaper a Newborn

Guest Contributor: Jenny Krout
My daughter, Haley, just recently grew out of the majority of the newborn diapers that I had purchased.  She’s a nice chubby baby, 8 pounds 10 ounces at birth and 12 pounds 3 ounces at 6 weeks, so I didn’t get as much use out of some of the diapers as I would have liked.  I was expecting a smaller baby!  Newborn sized diapers seemed to last us between two and six weeks.  If you tend to have big babies (or just want to know which ones will fit the longest), read on for the diapers that we got the most use out of before we were able to make the switch to one-size diapers!
Happy Heiny MiniHappy Heineys MINI:  This is a mini version of their one-size diaper and fits babies between 4 and 16 pounds. It’s got rise snaps that allow it to fit babies within this range. At birth, this diaper fit Haley perfectly on the smallest rise setting.  I’m sure it would have fit her if she were smaller, as well, since we could have made it smaller through the waist. Now at 8 weeks and somewhere around 13 pounds, Haley is wearing this diaper on the middle rise setting.  We can still completely unsnap the rise, so she’s definitely getting lots of use out of this diaper!
Kissaluvs FittedKissaluvs Fitted Size 0: This is another diaper that has a large weight range (5-15 pounds).  Instead of rise snaps, this diaper has 2 rows of snaps.  If you need the diaper to be smaller, you snap it closed on the lower snaps.  If you need it bigger, then you use the top row of snaps.  We loved this diaper when she was first born because of the snap down for the cord.  As I mentioned above, Haley is a heavy wetter and this diaper has been working out great for us overnight (paired with a cover, of course)!
SoftBumsSoftbums Echo/Omni:  Now, this diaper isn’t specifically marketed as a newborn diaper, but it gets so tiny that it works!  Their unique slide-2-size system makes this diaper cinch up so small.  I put the elastic as small as it would go and it was TOO SMALL for Haley as a newborn.  I had to loosen it up! It even fit right below her cord so we didn’t even have problems with it rubbing up against it. Paired with their mini-pods this diaper works great AND will last you all the way through potty training!
Even though we are now using our stash of one-size diapers, these 3 are still in our rotation and will continue to be for quite some time!  If you’re worried about spending money on diapers you won’t use for very long or you tend to have bigger babies, I would definitely recommend you check theses ones out!  They’ve lasted us much longer than some of the other newborn diapers and fit just as well, too!
According to JennyBio: Jenny is the writer behind the blog, According to Jenny, where she shares her thoughts on being a semi-crunchy mama of 2!  She lives in beautiful Pennsylvania with her husband and 2 kids, Grady-born in 2010, and Haley-born in 2012.  She’s an avid baby-wearer and cloth diaper addict.  You’ll find a little bit of everything over on the blog-reviews and giveaways, too!
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When selecting a newborn diaper option there are a few key things to remember:  
  • Newborn birth weights average anywhere from 6-10lbs so your experiences with diaper selection should consider the expected birth weight of your child.  Some newborn specific diapers begin fitting as small as 4lbs.
  • Newborn diapers can be reused later if you plan on having additional children.  They also have a very good resale value.
  • Your baby will likely grow out of the diapers functionally before they out grow them in size.  As your baby grows and their pee frequency and quantity increases you may start to notice leaking or full diapers after just 1-2 pees.  This may be a good time to begin using a larger sized or one-size diaper.
  • Looking for an affordable newborn cloth diaper option?  Don’t rule out prefolds and covers.  A newborn bundle like the Bummis Newborn Pack begins at around $42.  With covers you can typically wipe them clean and reuse them again on the next diaper change by replacing with a clean dry prefold.
  • How many newborn cloth diapers will you need?  Newborns pee regularly and may need to be changed more frequently, some as often as every 1-2 hours in the beginning.  Your newborn may go through 12-15 diapers each day in the first few weeks after birth.
Additional resources for helping you decide on the right cloth diaper for your newborn:
Cloth diaper terminology – learn the lingo!
Visit us on Facebook (or one of our other social media outlets) to ask questions about newborn cloth diapering.  Our fans may even weigh in on their recommendations as they share what has worked for them.
 
Photos used with permission by Jenny Krout, According to Jenny. 

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Felt Christmas Tree Project! Fun and Easy!

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A Playful Christmas 

This is reposted from our friends at  Wild + Wee Blog

My pin-to-do ratio on Pinterest is ridiculously bad. But this one just had to be done.

A play felt Christmas tree the wee could decorate over & over again? Yes, please.

The idea is floating all around Pinterest. Some of my favorite versions are here + here + here.

It's perfect to keep toddlers busy at play & away from your real Christmas tree. Plus it's super fast, easy + inexpensive to make - my perfect project!

I spent an enjoyable half hour cutting out the felt Christmas tree + making ornaments while listening to Christmas carols by our real Christmas tree. Easy peasy.

When the wee saw it his whole face lit up in smiles. He was so excited to play with "his" Christmas tree! He especially loved the candy canes, nibbling on them & sharing them with us. It was so cute.

The next morning when he woke up he immediately went to give his little play Christmas tree a hug. We have a tree hugger! *Swoon*

What You'll Need:
• 1/2 yard green felt
• various squares of colored felt for ornaments
• glue gun
• 3M double sided tape to hang

Step 1: Cut out your tree shape from the 1/2 yard of green felt. I freehand drew the shape on the back of the felt using chalk.

Step 2: Cut out various pieces of colored felt for ornaments & the presents, using the glue gun to glue pieces on top of each other for interest. I again freehanded the shapes, cutting them as I went along. The candy canes were cut from a piece of white felt with scrapes of red cut to make stripes. You can also use sticky backed felt if you don't have a glue gun.

Step 3: Hang the felt Christmas tree on the wall using double sided 3M tape (the kind you use to hang posters). Then decorate your tree with the ornaments + presents & let the kids re-arrange to their hearts content. *Felt sticks to felt* so you don't need to use velcro or anything to hang the ornaments.

Total cost of project: Less than $5
Total time to make: 1/2 hour

You can find yards of felt at most fabric stores like JoAnn Fabrics for less than $5/yard. Use a coupon and it's even cheaper! I used extra scrapes of felt leftover from other projects; felt squares can be bought for around 30¢ a square or less at Benjamin Franklin or Michaels.

Kid-friendly, easy on mom + guaranteed to add lots of Christmas cheer.

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Monday, December 10, 2012

Nothing like Brownies made from scratch!

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VEGAN BROWNIES
 How can you resist??!!


Vegan Brownies Recipe

We add Pecans to ours, and Whole Wheat flour so they at least have a teensy bit of nutrition for the family!

With so many ads for Holiday Baking, I just had to give in and make me some homemade Brownies!  We don't eat dairy or eggs in our house when we all share due to my dairy sensitivity, and my daughter's severe egg allergy, so we've learned over the years how to substitute for almost every dish and we never feel deprived!  This recipe if for a GIANT pan of brownies, and they are the best!

Vegan Brownie recipe

INGREDIENTS:
  • 1/2 cup smooth tofu,(or if non-vegan 4 large eggs)
  • 1 1/4 cups Double-Dutch Dark Cocoa or Dutch-process cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Coconut oil, or margarine(Or, for non-vegan add 2 sticks butter)
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 cups chocolate chips


DIRECTIONS: 
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9" x 13" pan
2) Add tofu into a bowl, and beat with the cocoa, salt, baking powder, espresso powder, and vanilla till smooth.
3) In a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl, or in a saucepan set over low heat, melt the margarine or coconut oil, then add the sugar and stir to combine. Or simply combine the oil and sugar, and heat, stirring, until the butter is melted. Continue to heat (or microwave) briefly, just until the mixture is hot (about 110°F to 120°F), but not bubbling; it'll become shiny looking as you stir it. Heating the mixture to this point will dissolve more of the sugar, which will yield a shiny top crust on your brownies.
4) Add the hot butter/sugar mixture to the tofu/cocoa mixture, stirring until smooth.
5) Add the flour and chips, again stirring until smooth. Note: If you want the chips to remain intact in the baked brownies, rather than melting in, let the batter cool in the bowl for about 20 minutes before stirring in the chips.
6) Spoon the batter into a lightly greased 9" x 13" pan.
7) Bake the brownies for about 30 minutes, until a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean, or with just a few moist crumbs clinging to it. The brownies should feel set on the edges, and the center should look very moist, but not uncooked. Remove them from the oven and cool on a rack before cutting and serving. 

These are awesome warm, with vanilla ice cream on top, and served with hot cocoa!

Nutrition information

Serving Size: 1 brownie (63g) Servings Per Batch: 24 Amount Per Serving: Calories: 260 Calories from Fat: 130 Total Fat: 17g Saturated Fat: 8g Trans Fat: 0g. Cholesterol: 55mg Sodium: 130mg Total Carbohydrate: 36g Dietary Fiber: 2g Sugars: 27g Protein: 3g.
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Friday, December 7, 2012

SURPRISE MYSTERY LIMITED EDITION SOFTBUMS!!!

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

December Calendar Bum Giveaway

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Win your very own Baby Safari Calendar Bum!  


Each and every month this year, we will be introducing a new limited edition color or print as part of our "Calendar Bums" campaign. Click HERE to see past months.
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This month we are featuring an ECHO shell with a fun gender neutral print.
Covered in jungle animals BABY SAFARI will quickly become your little one's favorite!
They're available for purchase now in ECHO with Velcro or Snaps at www.SoftBums.comor from your favorite SoftBums Retailer!
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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

December Calendar Bums "Baby Safari"

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Calendar Bums Continues!

Each and every month this year, we will be introducing a new limited edition color or print as part of our "Calendar Bums" campaign. Click HERE to see past months.
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This month we are featuring an ECHO shell with a fun gender neutral print.
Covered in jungle animals BABY SAFARI will quickly become your little one's favorite!
They're available for purchase now in ECHO with Velcro or Snaps at www.SoftBums.com or from your favorite SoftBums Retailer!
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BABY SAFARI is available now for a limited time only in Echo from www.SoftBums.com or from your favorite SoftBums Retailer!
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Monday, December 3, 2012

Great Gift to Yourself

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It's funny, as I get older I want to know more and more about where I came from, my genealogy my history and my parents.  

Going through this life, even at the young age of 29, I feel like I have learned a lot and yet know I have a lot more to learn.  

I know so much that I want to teach my children already, which has me thinking, what are my parents holding back and not telling me?

One random day I was at a botique and since I have some weird obsession with journals (even though I hardly write in the 500 I have), I found myself gazing through these journals, called "between you and me" from Journals Unlimited.



They are designed to be given to the person designated on the cover, and then that person fills it out and returns it.  I know, I know, giving homework as a gift...tacky, but these can be held onto forever!  The questions are great, not too sappy, but very interesting.  I look at it as a way to hold onto part of my parents if something were to happen to them.  A little piece of them I can hold, and read again, and again.



So this is the gift I am giving to myself this Christmas.  Take a look, they have them for many family members!  Maybe give one for them to fill out and one you filled out for them!  


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What absorbs faster?

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What absorbs faster?  Natural or Microfiber?  You may be surprised!

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Sunday, December 2, 2012

25 things I want my son to know-blog post

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Girls are sweet

Boys are sweet

There are unique and special connections between each parent and each child, those connections are different  and have different dynamics based on many things, gender being one of them.

I want a lot of things for each of my children, each holds a sacred spot in my heart.  This post I found was so sweet and I LOVE it.  It will make you tear up a bit!  

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Saturday, December 1, 2012

What's in your diaperbag??

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Here's what's in mine!!

1st Pic, From left to right:

First row; Extra clothes, toy, blanket, blue sling
Second row; mom stuff(keys, gum, purex, rash cream, etc), wetbag
3rd row; 5 extra Pods, 2 presnapped ready to use Shells, 3 extra Shells. (That's 7 diaper changes total)

Second Pic:
All packed in my OiOi bag except the sling which I just tuck on top in case I need to grab it quick.




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Friday, November 30, 2012

How do you feel about midwifery?

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I know some of you, from different cloth diapering communities and natural parenting communities.  Some of you may know my dream of becoming a midwife.  I am always interested to hear why people choose midwives or doctors, because curiosity killed the cat I suppose.  I support any woman's choice to go with a midwife or doctor, my only personal feeling is that each woman should be educated into all the possibilities before she has to make a choice.  That is my stance...

That being said, did you use a midwife or a doctor?  Would you do the same or different next time (imaginary or real)?  

I found this blog on http://deconstructingmotherhood.blogspot.com/2008/01/midwife-vs-doctor.html and thought it was interesting and thought I'd share.  



My first prenatal appointment with my new OB/GYN went fairly well. She was personable, gave time for answering questions, and talked with me about what kind of schedule I was looking at for tests, etc. I asked about birthing options and she basically broke it down to drugs or no drugs. Induction and/or a c-section was possible, but wholly dependent upon the circumstances of my labor (or lack there of) near term. I didn't really know what else to ask about, so I took my prescriptions for prenatal vitamins and progesterone (I had a history of miscarriages), made an appointment for the next month, and went on my way.

I was really interested in having a water birth, but quickly learned no hospital in Phoenix allowed for water births. However, there was a free-standing birth center that would. Bethany Birth Center (now Bethany Women's Wellness Center) was comprised of two buildings, an office for Women's health care and a birth center where women can give birth in a calm, home-like environment without the aid of drugs or fear of surgery. Better yet, water birth was not only an option but highly encouraged. BBC had four midwives and two OB/GYNs, but the OBs would only deliver in hospital. If I wanted to give birth at the birth center, I would have to become familiar with what exactly a midwife is and does. After about 3 months with my doctor everything seemed to be going well for my pregnancy, so I contacted BBC for my first appointment, all the while reading as much literature as I could about midwives, water birth, and natural birth. I still scheduled my next prenatal appointment with my doctor, just in case I found myself uncomfortable with the birth center.

My first appointment with the midwife was similar to seeing the doctor, and yet different. Instead of urinating into a cup and then sticking into a little alcove for the nurse to take and test, I was given a cup and a test strip, then told to follow the directions posted on the bathroom wall. I tested my own urine for protein and glucose, which meant I knew my status without having to ask later (the doctor, incidentally, had not told me what the urine samples were for). I was weighed and had my blood pressure checked, just as had been done at the doctor, except the nurse encouraged me to write these stats down and keep them logged. I was given a little purple log that would hold the stats for the length of my pregnancy. When I finally got to the exam room it was carpeted instead of tiled and much warmer than the doctor's office. The nurse practitioner saw me and talked to me about what they do at the birth center and the different classes that were offered and required. My doctor did not have birthing classes that ran out of her practice, instead she had referred me to the hospital in which she contracted with. The birth center provided the classes as well as support groups and a 24-hour number in case I had questions or concerns. I had been instructed by my doctor to go to the hospital or call 24-hour nurse line (not associated with her practice) if I had concerns or problems that occurred outside of normal office hours. The difference between the birth center and the doctor came down to a feeling more than anything else. I felt like I was in control of my pregnancy at the birth center and that my voice was important. At my doctor, I felt like just another number with a voice that needed to be silenced when heard. Thus began my prenatal care with nurses and midwives.

When you are pregnant time seems to slow down. Because you are counting every day of every week, you wonder if you will ever make it full term. Birth classes help with the waiting. I attended 5 different classes at the birth center on various things. "Body Works" was a class about what changes happen during pregnancy, labor, and delivery. "Baby Works" taught pregnant moms and soon-to-be-dads about basic baby care for the first three months of life. "Labor Day" included an introduction to all the options available at the birth center, as well as what to expect when you came in during labor. My partner and I also attending a breastfeeding class and a relaxation class. I spent hours putting together a six page birth plan that covered everything from episiotomies to having myself or my partner with our newborn at all times after birth. I read up on everything I could think of related to being pregnant, giving birth, nursing and newborns. When I ran out of new information, I dragged my partner to the hospital tour of the hospital that contracted with the birth center in case of emergency (or patient choice). My partner painted the nursery, my sister threw me a baby shower, and we had just about everything we could possible need to take care of a baby. And yet, after all of this preparing I still felt unprepared.

I was nervous about all the possibilities of labor and birth. I was nervous that I wouldn't be able to nurse for whatever reason, that I wouldn't naturally find myself attached once my daughter was born. Emotionally I was ripping myself to shreds with worry and doubt. At 34 weeks everyone around me was anxious for me to give birth, including my partner. People would ask me if I was ready for to give birth and for pregnancy to just be over already, but I would shake my head and tell them I was enjoying pregnancy and hoped it lasted full-term. I gave excuses like "Never before have I been so healthy and happy" or "She has everything she needs in the womb, why would I want that to end for her?" But really, I was just terrified of becoming a mother, of the new vulnerability that my baby would have once she was naked in this world. Instead of sharing my feelings, I just kept smiling and telling everyone I was in love with being pregnant.

From listening to other pregnant women and mothers, I gathered that on average OB doctors don't ask you about how you feel about being pregnant, and when they ask you how you are they are generally looking for a positive, blanket answer that will not involve them personally. This is not only accepted by most women as normal, but is expected since your OB specializes in female parts and delivering babies, not feelings. But as a pregnant woman I expected a whole lot more from everyone around me, including my prenatal care provider. This is why when the midwife asked me how I was feeling at 36 weeks pregnant, I said I was nervous. If she had been a doctor I imagine she would have told me some stock line like "there is nothing to be nervous about, you are healthy, your baby is healthy, and if anything happens then my staff and I are here to make everything go as smoothly as possible." This answer would have made me even more nervous and uncomfortable, because it wouldn't have addressed why I was nervous in the first place. But I was talking to a midwife, not a doctor, and her reply was a question "why are you nervous?" Suddenly the tears started falling and I realized that I had no idea what all the built up tension was from. So we worked through it. "Are you worried that something will happen to you or the baby?" "No." "Are you worried about being a mother?" "Yes." "Why?" "Because I don't have my mother and I don't really know what mother's do anymore, it's been so long..." BINGO!
We talked for maybe 20 to 30 minutes about my fears and worries, leafing through thoughts that had troubled me in the middle of sleepless nights but had been buried without bothering to talk to anyone about them. The midwife hugged me a few times and gave me an assignment, to express my thoughts and worries through art and bring it in to talk about the next week. I did end up writing, but I never brought it in to show the midwife. Instead we talked each time until I felt better about giving birth and becoming a mom. By my due date, I was anxious to meet our new daughter and ready to begin motherhood.
I started laboring at home the night of my due date, moving into all kinds of positions to deal with the pressure and pain of labor. I labored for three hours before heading to the birth center to meet the midwife. Once at the birth center I labored for another 30 minutes, standing and moving around, until I felt the urge to push. My partner had prepared the bath tub soon after arriving and after reluctantly letting the midwife check to make sure I was fully dilated, I told her I was heading for the tub, striped off the last layer of clothing I had on, and got into the tub to labor another 30 minutes of pushing. My daughter Madilyn was born in the water at 3:33am. My partner Ishmael caught her and lifted her out of the water, then promptly placed her across my chest for warmth. He cut the umbilical cord and I stayed in the water holding Madilyn while I gave birth to the placenta. The only people in the bathroom while I was giving birth were Ishmael and the midwife. There were no monitors beeping or nursing rushing about. In fact the only person touching me was Ishmael, who had his arm around me. Occasionally the midwife checked the baby's progress and told me what she could see and feel. When the baby's head was crowning, she let me know so that I could reach down and feel it for myself. The feeling helped me concentrate and focus on pushing. Throughout the labor and delivery I felt in control. After all, I was the one doing all the work, I should be the one in control of what is happening.
I so enjoyed the birth of my daughter Madilyn that immediately after giving birth I wanted to do it again. During my pregnancy I had told many different people, friends and strangers alike, that this would be my only child, mostly because I was so afraid of labor and delivery. After giving birth I was no longer afraid. If anything, I was motivated. I was home and in my own bed 6 hours after giving birth, resting. For lunch we went to Olive Garden, so I could satisfy my craving for bread sticks, minestrone soup, and endless salad. I cannot imagine giving birth any other way.
Over and over again I have heard horror stories from women who have given birth in a hospital and never again want to give birth. I hear about pushy nurses who are nasty with laboring moms. I hear about doctors who are barely there during labor, some who order cesarean sections after a few hours of labor because they are tired of waiting for the laboring woman to progress far enough to push and some who induce on particular days so that their patient's labor and delivery won't interfere with their golf game or out-of-town vacation. What is common to all of the stories I hear is the feeling of helplessness that the woman felt, of being completely at the mercy of the doctors and nurses. They were told what they could and could not do, and believing that it was out of concern for their health they listened, only to find out it had much more to do with insurance and the "baby assembly line."
The "baby assembly line" is what I call hospital tailored births, because in a hospital birth it is all about protocol. Rather than consider the individual needs and wishes of a woman in labor, they look at her physical stats and proceed from there. Women are not allowed to eat or drink while in labor, no matter how long they have been in labor, just in case the doctor decides to admit the patient for a c-section. Reread that last clause. "In case the doctor decides to admit the patient." An IV is hooked up to every woman in labor to keep her hydrated. She is allowed to have ice chips, but nothing more. In some hospitals she is allowed to walk around while in labor, but once she is dilated past a certain point she is no longer allowed to leave the labor bed. While the midwife was checking my cervix I had to lay down on the bed in the birth center through one contraction, it was the most painful contraction of my entire labor and I was thankful that it was the only one. Many women have to spend their entire labor laying in bed dealing with that kind of pain... which is why many women ask for epidurals. When I consider all of the conditions that a hospital environment dictates to a pregnant woman, it is not surprising to me that so many women are afraid of giving birth, are unhappy with their experiences, and request so much medical intervention to combat what is already being forced upon them.
I am a woman who trusts her body, who listens to the needs of my body, and refuses to deny those needs to satisfy a doctor, or anyone else for that matter. When my body is healthy and functioning in a natural, healthy way, I refuse to relinquish control of my body to anyone. In this way, I take responsibility for my experiences and my happiness. I am more satisfied than most because of it. Pregnancy is a natural process for the female body and should be treated as such until extenuating circumstances change how well the body is prepared for such a complex process. All of the medical inventions that surround birth and labor came about in order to make child birth safer for those women who have extenuating circumstances, NOT to standardize birth so that every woman must endure the samemedicalizations for the sake of time and money.
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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Cloth Diaper Safe Rash Creams

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I see this question around a lot:

"What rash creams are safe to use with my cloth diapers?"

I honestly had no idea, so what a good time to learn about it!  So I'm doing some research.  My first question was.

Why are most rash creams not safe?
It turns out, rash creams can leave a barrier on your cloth diapers causing repelling and then leaking issues.  Makes since!  

Things to be sure to avoid (unless your Dr tells you to use these creams...maybe get sposies for a while during your treatment)
  • Cod Liver Oil (I didn't even know this was in some creams-A&D and Desitin for example)
  • Microcrystalline Wax
  • Paraffin Wax
  • Excessive Fragrance
"Finally a diaper cream that you can use when your baby has a yeast infection, that will NOT irritate it!  Safe to use on cloth diapers.  Contains no Essential Oils, only conditioning oils and butters including:  Hemp Butter, Shea Butter,Meadowfoam Oil and many more.  We have added Grapefuit Seed Extract in it, then we triple whip it to give it a fluffy appearance and super smooth texture.   Fragrance free."

"Our Diaper Rash Salves have always been one of our top sellers around the World and by far a customer favorite for years now!  Our Diaper Salves contains only ALL NATURAL ingredients such as Healing Calendula Infused Oil, Therapeutic Meadowfoam oil, Natural Shea & Cocoa Butters, with a blend of beneficial  Essential Oils.  They contain NO lanolin, petroleum or zinc.  We carry our original Diaper Rash Salve and our Sensitive Skin Diaper Rash Salve.  For those little bums that are a bit sensitive, we have removed the tea tree & lavender essential oils and added other beneficial essential oils,  a clean fresh citrus scent."

"This pleasant fragrance-free ointment soothes baby's most sensitive skin while keeping it protected. It is absolutely the most effective diaper rash treatment product available today. Grandma El's Diaper Rash Remedy and Prevention reduces the redness, pain, itching & irritation caused by diaper rash. This ointment creates a breathable, softening, protective barrier which prevents wetness from coming in contact with the skin, therefore keeping your baby comfortable."




"The superior ingredients in California Baby® Diaper Rash Cream work together to prevent new diaper rash from occurring by creating a moisture barrier-without chemicals-between baby's bottom and the chemical irritants found in most disposable diapers, not to mention urine and...you know.
Our all-natural, food-grade diaper rash cream includes ingredients such as ultra-purified lanolin, vitamin-grade zinc (12%) and vitamin E, in addition to organic tea tree and aloe vera. California Baby® Diaper Rash Cream contains our proprietary Calming™ aromatherapy blend which includes French lavender."

-I've read mixed reviews on this with cloth diapers.  The company says to patch test before using.  It is fish oil and petroleum free.

"GroVia® Magic Stick’s all natural and organic ingredients and petroleum-free formula is safe to use with cloth or disposable diapers.
Vitis vinifera (Grapeseed) Oil, Apis mellifera (Beeswax), Limmnanthes alba (Meadowfoam) Oil, Simmondsia chinensis (Organic Jojoba) Oil, Butyrospermun parkii (Shea) Oil, Rosa mosqueta (Organic Rosehip) and a proprietary blend of essential oils."


"Originally designed as an all-natural, less expensive alternative to the ointments you find on a typical grocery store shelf, our formula is unscented AND cloth diaper friendly. (None of our customers have had any staining or repelling issues.) CJ’s BUTTer® is soothing for baby and also aids in the easy, smooth clean-up of dirty diapers."



"The glide-on version contains the same ingredients as the original BUTTer (in different proportions), except there is no lanolin.  This is an easy and convenient new way to apply your CJ’s BUTTer®"






"Earth Mama's #1 best selling salve is clinically tested, safe for cloth diapers, and safely battles existing diaper rash and protects against flare ups. The only balm made with organic olive oil infused with a proprietary blend of naturally antibacterial and antifungal organic herbs, shea butter and pure essential oils, soothes thrush, itchy bug bites, scrapes, chicken pox, minor rashes, and burns."


"Use this diaper ointment between diaper changes and after baths to soothe and prevent diaper rash.  With certified organic oils to moisturize and nourish your baby’s sensitive skin and natural herbs to relieve dry skin and rashes.  Can also be used to aid in the healing of minor cuts, burns and skin irritations."


"Soothe your little one's bottom with this all natural balm. Safe for cloth diapers and made with natural oils, you can use this after every diaper change to naturally protect baby's sensitive skin and prevent redness."




"This wonderfully smelling, non-messy skin and diaper ointment uses a combination of certified organic herbal infusions and pure essential oils, which can help promote the formation of new cells and relieve irritation. Natural ingredients help to protect the skin without the use of zinc oxide, a white, pasty ingredient which is commonly used as a barrier in diaper creams, and can clog the absorbency of cloth diapers. Magic Touch Skin & Diaper Balm is extremely gentle, exceptionally effective, and completely natural. It it can be used for babies, children, and adults, and is a must in every household!"
"EcoBody Baby Bottom Balm is a blend of soothing herbs, oils and probiotics. It will not stain or adversely affect cloth diapers. I have been using this recipe on my 2 year old daughter since she was 3 months old and it works magic! A little goes a long way, so this 2 oz. container will last a while :) I have also used it on cuts and scrapes and bug bites!"




These are listed in no order and the details next to them are from the company websites, not my own opinions.  Like I said, I have never tried any of these--Not listed above is Coconut Oil, which seems to be the "Windex" ("My big fat greek wedding") of the cloth diaper world.  I have heard people using coconut oil for everything, weight loss, diaper rash prevention, healing, dry skin, etc.  There are a billion and one brands of Coconut oil just be sure that it is all natural and in the form you want.  There are more oil like ones and some that are more butter like.  


If you want to be extra safe and protect your diapers from creams, consider cloth diaper liners they will put a barrier between baby and the diapers.  


If I missed something and you'd like it included please add it in the comments and I'll look into it.

Have a great Thanksgiving!  

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