Tag: Baby

The Snap vs Velcro Debate. How to Pick the Right One.

The Snap vs Velcro Debate. How to Pick the Right One.

Should you buy diapers with a snap or Velcro (hook and loop) closure? There are many opinions out there. Some families strongly prefer snap diaper closures, while others swear by Velcro. Truth is, the best option is different for each family. It all depends on 

Sized vs One Size Cloth Diapers

Sized vs One Size Cloth Diapers

Trying to decide between sized vs one-size cloth diapers? They differ in cost, bulk, and fit. Read for a review of each, as well as recommendations based on personal experience.

A Smash Cake that’s Delicious and Healthy

A Smash Cake that’s Delicious and Healthy

Make your child a healthier smash cake for their first birthday with this easy recipe!

Cloth Diaper Fabrics: Make an Informed Decision.

Cloth Diaper Fabrics: Make an Informed Decision.

Choosing a cloth diaper for your baby can be overwhelming. Not only are there many styles to pick from, but there are also many different fabrics used. Learn the properties, pros, and cons of each fabric. Also, did you know that some of the fabrics are more ecofriendly than others?

Changing Cloth Diapers. Create a System that Works!

Changing Cloth Diapers. Create a System that Works!

Changing cloth diapers can be cumbersome and awkward at first. Establishing an efficient changing system is vital to your cloth diapering success. Each family and household is unique. To give you some ideas, I’ll share what works for us. Post includes pictures of my diaper changing station.

Washing Cloth Diapers. How to Establish a Successful Laundry Routine.

Washing Cloth Diapers. How to Establish a Successful Laundry Routine.

Washing cloth diapers can be broken down into these 4 steps. Post includes tips to establish a successful laundry routine (specific for you) and avoid poop!

Baby’s First Year, 11 Survival Tips for a New Mom

Baby’s First Year, 11 Survival Tips for a New Mom

As a new mom, life is filled with love and excitement! It truly is a wonderful and fulfilling experience. Words cannot describe the powerful feeling that overcomes a mother when she holds her baby in her arms. This undoubtedly amazing experience also comes with it’s 

Planning your Maternity Leave. Know your benefits. Questions to Ask.

Planning your Maternity Leave. Know your benefits. Questions to Ask.

Planning your maternity leave can be overwhelming, especially when you have 5 million other things on your mind! An important first step is identifying all of your benefits. This guide is designed to help you with that process. First, consider all benefits provided through federal, state, or city laws. Then, communicate with your human resources department to identify employer-provided benefits. See this post for specifics!

Having a Baby on a Small Budget

Having a Baby on a Small Budget

There’s no way around it – having a baby costs money. But, the total amount you spend during that first year can vary drastically, depending on how you go about things. My husband and I were on a tight budget when our daughter was born. 

Breastfed baby refusing a bottle? Read these tips and tricks!

Breastfed baby refusing a bottle? Read these tips and tricks!

If your breastfed baby is refusing to take a bottle, you are not alone. This is actually a very common issue. Try not to panic (easier said than done, I know!). In this post, I’ve provided a long list of things you could try.