How Cloth Diapers Helped Me Plus Win $50 Gift Certificate

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When my son was born, I tried diapers of every type. That was a nightmare. He was allergic to every diaper available to me. I finally realized I was going to have to use cloth diapers on him and after that, life went according to plan. Before that though, I had a lot of diaper rashes to deal with. For all you who can relate to diaper rashes being a problem, I’m going to share a diaper rash tip that I was given, that worked better than any diaper rash ointment I tried. Ivory Dish Detergent. Say what? That’s right, in a matter of days it cleared up his rash and it was the last diaper rash he had. I don’t know how but the Ivory Dish Detergent acted as a witch hazel when I added a few drops to his bath water. I started using Ivory Soap on him as well and I think that helped keep his skin allergies under control.

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Cloth diapers were a challenge for me. I was a first time mom, young, and didn’t know how to begin to get started or what I’d need. I’ve never been one to let a challenge stop me though so I headed to Sears to buy diapers, liners, diaper pail, and diaper pins, oh my. I actually didn’t realize I’d need liners until I arrived at the store. Sears had everything I needed at the time but I didn’t have all of the options for cloth diapers that we have today. Using cloth diapers on my grandchildren is a lot more fun, I can tell you that. I had some white {boring} diapers and they were thin and I was constantly washing them. Now a days, there are cloth diapers of every style and as absorbent as disposable diapers. Cloth diapering has taken on a whole new meaning to me now that I have the choice to use them. I love that I’m not adding to our already full landfills to help make my grand kids future better for them as well as better for the environment.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on using cloth diapers or a tip that worked when your child had a diaper rash. Please leave a comment and add your name to my giveaway widget for a chance to win a $50 GC. You must live in the US to enter.

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Ziggy Baby Fitted Crib Sheet, 2 Pack, Chevron & Polka Dot #ziggybaby

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This post is brought to you by Ziggy Baby and Our Little Haven.

My daughter is expecting in March and I have been busy trying to find her a variety of items to put in a gift basket for her shower. While I know it’s not traditional to have multiple baby showers, it has been almost 5 years since she had a newborn in the house and she is starting completely over since she got rid of all of her baby items. They decided their family wasn’t complete yet, so she went through a tubal ligation reversal back in March and now we have a new grandbaby on the way! I know what the baby is *smiles* but she wants to be totally surprised so I am not spilling the beans (just in case she stalks the blog)!

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I found these awesome crib sheets, set of 2, in gender neutral colors that would be the perfect starting point for her gift basket! The set is from Ziggy Baby and comes in grey and white, one chevron design and one polka dot design. Made from 100% cotton jersey knit, these crib sheets are super soft and cuddly as well as super fashionable! They come in a universal fit that fits standard crib mattresses (28″ X 52″) with 9″ deep pockets for a snug and secure fit.

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I love that this comes as a 2 pack so she will always have a clean sheet on hand, because babies can be so unpredictable! I really love the grey and white colors in this set since it would work perfectly for a boy or a girl. I am certain she would not be able to guess the gender from this color combination. They are very nice quality set of sheets and are machine washable and dryer friendly!

You can find this awesome set of 2 fitted crib sheets by Ziggy Baby on Amazon with free Prime shipping for those members!

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Maxx Elite “Gentle Warm” Bottle Warmer & Sterilizer #MaxxEliteGentleWarm

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This post is brought to you by Maxx Elite and Our Little Haven.

Products have come a long way since my children were babies! A veeerrrryy long way as a matter of fact, but thankfully these newer products have come along at a time that my children are raising their babies while they all hold down full time jobs. I’m all for products that make life a little easier! Back in the day, I hand washed each bottle, nipple, cap ring and lid and then sterilized them in a large pot of water over the stove. Now it’s as easy as the touch of a button thanks to the Maxx Elite Gentle Bottle Warmer & Sterilizer!

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Yes, it’s also a bottle warmer! Gentle warming quickly heats any sized bottle and/or baby food while preserving the nutrients. It’s perfectly safe for warming pumped breast milk too! My daughter is expecting a baby in a few months and I knew this would make a perfect gift for her busy lifestyle. She and her husband own and manage a daycare at full capacity. Needless to say, we are on the lookout for products that will help make the baby/work transition more simplified. It has a “steady warm” feature that I am sure will be a lifesaver. As soon as the warmer reaches the perfect temperature, it will save and maintain the bottle at that temp so the bottle is warm and ready, right when you need it!

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The one touch operation for automatic temperature settings are:

  • Gentle Warm – 40°C – Ideal for room temperature formula or breastmilk
  • Express Warm – 70°C – (Faster Warming) Ideal temperature for colder milk or breastmilk stored in the refrigerator
  • Sterilize – 100°C -For bottles, nipples, pacifiers or other small items to be sterilized to kill germs easily

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This is such an awesome bottle warmer and sterilizer. It’s convenient, dependable, easy to use with one-touch buttons and portable! It only takes 15 minutes for the sterilizing. The gentle warm buttons allows you to choose one or two hours for a perfectly temp’d bottle. It has an included bowl for pouring the baby food right in for warming. You simply add a little water into the bottom before adding the bottle or food to be warmed. It features a blinking green light once you have made your selection and will turn solid green after correct temperature has been reached, so easy visual. It even includes an auto-shut off feature if the water runs too low in the warmer or if it has been used back to back more than 10 times without allowing it to cool down. You will not have to worry about mold build up with this unit!

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This would make the perfect gift for new moms or dads, nurseries and day care facilities! You can find the Maxx Elite Bottle Warmer and Sterilizer on Amazon with free Prime shipping.

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