Thursday, September 22, 2011

Wipe Solution

I use cloth wipes instead of disposables. I make my own wipe solution that I use along with my cloth wipe warmer. I have found that cloth cleans much better than disposables and is more soothing to the skin. They are easy to use too. I just wash them along with my diapers. It's easy!

Here is my recipe for cloth wipe solution.

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 TBSP baby wash
  • 1 TBSP olive oil
  • 1-2 drops tea tree oil
  • 1 cup chamomile tea

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Wooly Rounds Contest Giveaway

Want to win a set of 4 Wooly Rounds dryer balls? Wooly Rounds is giving away 4 wool dryer balls through Cloth Diaper Contests and Giveaways! Wool dryer balls assist in shortening dryer time, saving energy! Come enter to win! Contests closes 9/26.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Shopping Trip

Today we practically bought out the local cloth diapering store near us, The Giggling Green Bean. We went for a demo on wool care and originally intended to buy a wool soaker to cover a prefold diaper for night time diapering. We got one Woolybottoms hybrid soaker and some lanolin and were put on the call list for when they get a new shipment! They only had one size xs.
We also got some cloth wipes for the diaper bag. We already have several for home use but wanted to continue to use cloth when out and about.

My birthday is coming up and so Husband got me a Mei Tai carrier for when Baby J is a little older. I love my Maya Wrap. It's so easy for nursing on the go, but I wanted
something more structured when he's bigger, plus Husband wants to wear him some and ring slings are too girly apparently. I had to pick out a "manly" print. I picked guitars.

We had checked out and were leaving when we passed a box full
of knit hats that were being
stocked so we had to check them out. Aaaaand bought 3. Now all we need is some cool weather!

On our way to checkout counter for the second time I passed some Baltic amber teething necklaces so I grabbed one for when Baby J starts teething. It was
a great day!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Third Hand Smoke Danger

I recently read a small article about third hand smoke and babies and it makes me nervous! "Third-hand smoke is tobacco smoke contamination that remains after the cigarette has been extinguished," says Jonathan Winickoff, a pediatrician at the Dana–Farber/Harvard Cancer Center in Bostonand author of a study on the new phenomenon published in the journal Pediatrics. Basically it's what's left over on the smoker's skin, clothing and surroundings. These things, including the smoker actually emit toxins.
Anyone who comes in contact with this third hand smoke are effected. There are 250 poisonous toxins in cigarette smoke and all are left on skin and surfaces. The developing brain is extremely susceptible to these toxins and make children and infants 20 more susceptible to these toxins.
Any child who is held by someone who has smoked has nicotine, among other toxins, being leached into their skin. Studies have also proved that it is transferred into breast milk by smoking mothers.
I believe it is important for every family to know the risks of third hand smoke. Opening a window or turning on a fan does not help. Neither does washing. Smoke has leached into the smoker's hands that
does not wash out. It also is transferred to infants. I'm super nervous because my mother in law just visited us and held Baby J. She is a smoker and each time I got him back from her, he smelled like smoke. Makes me sad...