Even the most natural-minded, earth-loving, cloth-diaper-obsessed mamas can be a bit nervous about adding cloth diaper wipes to their diapering regimen. We’ll admit, there is something nice about grabbing some disposable wipes, wiping away, then tossing them in the trash afterwards – no fuss, no muss. But, if you’ve ever stopped to tally the amount of money you’re spending on disposable wipes, or tallied the number of wipes you use in a week (big environmental impact!), you may start to reconsider incorporating cloth wipes into your diapering routine. On top of all that, most conventional disposable wipes contain harsh chemicals that can be difficult for a baby’s sensitive skin to handle. Cloth wipes are a great choice for all babies, and especially those who are prone to diaper rashes.
Finding healthy snacks for your toddler – and ones he or she will actually eat – can be a challenge. We are bombarded with thousands of unhealthy snack options, and sometimes it just seems easier to cave and run to a fast food drive-through, or grab a bag of chips from the checkout aisle. We’ve all been there, and have broken down in stressful situations (starving toddler wailing in the supermarket, strangers staring and giving you the stink-eye) by grabbing whatever junk food is within arm’s reach, tossing it to your child, and then feeling guilty later.
With a little planning ahead, these situations can be avoided, and you can be prepared to have healthy snacks to offer your toddler at all times.
No one likes to see their baby sick or in pain, and it can really be overwhelming for parents when something is wrong with their child. We get loads of “how-to-fix-the-ailment” advice – some good, some bad, from well-meaning family members and friends, and other advice from pediatricians who may not be as natural-minded as we prefer. So, we’ve broken down the five most common baby ailments, and put together our favorite, tried-and-true natural remedies that really work. And, they work without creepy chemicals or toxins – just as nature intended!
Now that summer is in full force, all kinds of creepy crawlies are back in our lives. Unfortunately, traditional pest repellents are filled with toxic chemicals that are dangerous to you and your family (children and pregnant women are especially susceptible). Pyrethroids and pyrethrins are of particular concern – these are the primary ingredients in most household pesticides (contained in over 3,500 registered products!).
As parents, we have all been there, thinking, “How can something so small and so cute make something that smells SO bad?”
There is nothing worse than a stinky diaper pail. The feeling of dread when you flip open the lid, and the fumes come wafting out. The games of “rock, paper, scissors” you play with your partner, trying to get out of emptying the pail.
You could make it a game to see how quickly you can toss in a new dirty diaper without letting too much stink escape, OR, you could try our three favorite ways to keep your diaper pail smelling fresh!