The True Cost of Cloth Diapers and How Much You’ll Save

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Cloth Diaper Cost - How much cloth diapering really saves you - cloth diaper expenses - cloth diapers vs disposable diapers

Cloth Diapers Cost:  Can You Really Save 50% or more versus using disposable diapers? When I had my first child about six years ago, I had no idea what I needed to purchase for my newborn.  Some things were obvious, such as a crib, bottles, and of course – diapers.   Being the frugal savvy woman I am, I had no idea there was an alternative to the disposable diapers we find in every store and see on television commercials. I was first introduced to cloth diapers by my neighbor.  She's a huge eco-friendly person and was like me – she wanted to save money.  Being naive,  I thought cloth diapers would be a pain in the butt, a ...

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4 Easy Way to Remove Baby Poop Stains

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So have had this happen! Great baby stain remover tips for poop stains in clothes.

You would think by baby number four I would be a diapering pro and know exactly how to prevent diaper blowouts and remove a poop stain. But, she wanted to make sure I (finally) figured out the best method how to remove poop stains from baby clothes, so she frequently does things like this:I know that the best way to treat any stain is to treat them right away, run them under water, scrub them, pre-treat them with the proper baby stain remover solution, start them soaking, yadda yadda.  But, despite my desire to keep my kids' clothes free from stains, sometimes life happens. Sometimes the baby oozes poop all over herself when we ...

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Dealing with Potty Training Regression? Ask Your Toddler This Question

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If your young child or toddler is going through potty training regression with frequent accidents, ask them this ONE question. If it works it will save you a lot time and sanity!!

Once we had figured out the right incentive for our 2 year old son, he was potty trained. It was magical and wonderful and we were thrilled it was as easy as finally figuring out the right incentive - this reusable sticker book. He would get a large vehicle sticker for going poop in the potty and a smaller sized one for pee. Worked awesome! So when the potty training regression hit a few months later, we were stumped. We tried pulling the sticker book back out, but this time with only moderate success. Our son was peeing at friend's houses, at our house, and didn't seem to really care. In fact, he once ran over to his little ...

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5 Best Baby Registry Stores and Sites to Use if You Love Saving Money

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Whether a first time mom or a second time mom, I think it is always a wise decision to take the time to set up a baby registry. Baby registries help not only others know what you want and need, but help you outfit your baby in everything they need for less, because the best baby registry stores offer free baby registry gifts (like coupons, free products and samples) as well as discounts to buy any items remaining on your list shortly before and after your expected due date. This can mean great savings on even everyday baby essentials and large items still on your baby list. I have had four babies now, and didn't take the time to ...

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Potty Training: What Really Happens After You Ditch the Diapers

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Potty Training in 3 Days? Talk about a pipe dream! Love this honest and humorous post about what happens after your child leaves diapers behind.

This is a sponsored post by Charmin and Acorn Influence. All opinions are my own. As I walk past our children's bathroom, I see it. I see that I am a failure. I see that I clearly suck at potty training my kids. Because inside the bathroom sits the unflushed toilet, the all-too-dry towel, and toilet paper squares spread all over the floor. Again.My potty-trained children are five and a half years old and still many of the finishing touches of potty training escape them. Honestly, I'm at a bit of a loss as to what to do to help them at this point. They've been without diapers for over two and a half years. It's not like they ...

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How to Take Care of a Newborn Like a Veteran Mom {Giveaway!}

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How to care for a newborn baby - tips from a veteran mom on what to do when baby cries.

You waited nine long months for baby to come, and now you are wondering what do you actually do with a newborn? Don't worry, I was there once too as a new mom, and I had to do figure out how to take care of a newborn times two! It was not an easy feat to say the least. Newborns are really pretty simple. They only do a few things: eat, sleep, pee, poop, and cry. In the first few days, that's all you'll get. No smiles or coos or laughs. Those don't start to show up until around 6+ weeks. So enjoy any sleep smiles or gas/potty related smiles that may happen incidentally during the first few weeks, because you won't see them in full ...

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Where and How to Get Free Diapers

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What a great list and resource on knowing where and how to get free diapers! Every little bit helps save money on baby!

Oh, crap. Literally. Your child has done his business but you are out of clean disposable diapers. And you also are unfortunately tight on cash and know you will end up coughing up a few dollars for a small pack of diapers instead of the nice big box, even though you know they are much more expensive per diaper than what the larger box offers. Sometimes you just wish you could get a little handout, a little help, now and then and get some of these never-ending diapers for free. But, how to get free diapers? Can you really get diapers free? And where can you get free diapers? Because diapers are a basic health and sanitation ...

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EveryDayHappy Review: Free Baby Products Delivered to Your Door

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EveryDayHappy Family Care Kit Review and Baby Care Kit Review

Who doesn't love free stuff? And when that stuff is diapers and baby care products, what's not to love? As parents we spend a lot of money and time diapering our kids so we want reliable diapers and wipes. We also want to treat their adorably soft and smooth skin to great, non-toxic products. So when I had the chance to review EverydayHappy's Diaper Care Kit as well as their Family Care Kit, as an affiliate, I was very excited to give them a trial run and see if being free of harsh chemicals still meant a quality product. EveryDayHappy Review EveryDayHappy Diaper Care Kit Free of harsh chemicals, toxins, latex, optical ...

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The Chemical Free Baby Wipe – WaterWipes {Giveaway!}

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UK based Waterwipes - chemical free baby wipes - have come across the pond to the US and Babies "R" Us! How awesome.

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for WaterWipes. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. My due date for baby number four is just a little over a week away. People keep asking me if I'm ready, and honestly, I don't know! It was only last week that we finally stocked up on diapers and wipes, and only yesterday that I opened the boxes of girl baby clothes my mother-in-law mailed us (we had left them at my in-laws house in Indiana) and organized them and hung some up or put some in drawers. I just washed some nursing ...

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6 Moments That Will Make You Cry Like Your Baby

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6 Things that will make you cry like your baby. So sad!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Balmex for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Babies cry. A lot. And sometimes these crying sessions escalate, and their face becomes all red as they cry such big unhappy tears. As a parent you want to help soothe your child when this happens because it is just so sad and breaks your heart as a mom. They are moments that often make you cry like a baby yourself! You really want to do everything you can to end those tears and turn that red unhappy face into a happy one again. As soon as possible. Unfortunately, we can't always fix everything or avoid such sad moments from ...

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5 Tips to Prevent Messy Diaper Blowouts and Other Diapering Mistakes

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This is so funny! I love these honest parenting stories about diaper blowouts and diapering mistakes! Will try to remember these!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CVSHuggiesHeroes #CollectiveBias If you are a parent, then you know about diapering. Whether you use cloth or disposable, you are generally no stranger to diaper mishaps, learning curves, trial and error, and lots of time spent changing diapers! I have been diapering at least one child for the past five years, and for several years had two in diapers at the same time (twins). And I assure you I had a steep learning curve and dealt with some disgusting situations over the years. Thankfully, I'm going to share with you some of ...

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Are Little Boys Really That Different From Little Girls?

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Besides the obvious differences, little boys are often touted as being harder to raise. But, are little boys really worse than little girls?

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Huggies® for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. My son just turned two years old two weeks ago! In his two years of life, he hasn't been all that different in temperament or disposition from his twin older sisters. Certainly his personality is different than both of theirs, or more of a mix of the two, kind of like his looks fall somewhere in between his fraternal twin sisters' very different appearances, too. But, one thing is for sure: he's adorable and I love him like crazy. Having a single child has been so different from having twins. I instantly fell in love with my ...

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