Nesting with Tarra ? – 5 months postpartum πŸ˜†

LB has been at my mom and dads since Friday and I have been going crazy with organizing and cleaning random stuff while Viv naps. Idk if it’s the dopamine from finally being able to accomplish ANYTHING in peace or some kind of hormonal response but i love it πŸ˜‚

So far:

– cleaned out and organized kitchen cabinets

– cleaned out fridge

– helped install our home security system (by help I mean hubby did it then I made him relocate the keypad πŸ˜‚)

– sorted through a bunch of paperwork

– painted around thermostats and home security keypad

Pics for proof πŸ˜‚

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Cloth diapers made easy – night time cloth diapering

Cloth diapering during the day is much different than at night once your baby starts sleeping longer stretches. During the day most cloth mommas change every 2 hours (or whenever the diaper is soiled) so diapers only have to hold that much pee. But no one is waking a baby every 2-3 hours for a diaper change so night time cloth diapers need to be comfortable and absorb a lot.

Vivian is a heavy wetter (she obviously takes in A LOT of milk – just look at her πŸ˜‚). She has been sleeping 8-10 hours at night since about 8 weeks old. Continue reading “Cloth diapers made easy – night time cloth diapering”

Cloth diapers made easy – hard water and stripping diapers

Now we are getting into some advanced cloth diapering stuff, haha. If you’re new to reading here or just looking for the beginning stuff, please check out the basic cloth diaper washing post. And the other cloth diapering made easy posts 😊.

One common problem with cloth diapers is stink. If you’re following a good wash routine, things should be fine. However, one of the main causes of stink is mineral buildup.

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Cloth diapering made easy – cloth wipes

When I first started cloth diapering I knew I would use disposable wipes. Why not? They aren’t that expensive and I didn’t want to be washing the wipes.

That changed quickly. I noticed that the natural thing to do when I change a diaper is to fold the wipe into the diaper and drop in the bin. I had been gifted some wipes from Thirsties so I gave them a try. I was in love.

Even the stinkiest “would have blown out a disposable” poo only took 1 cloth wipe.

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Traveling with all these da…rling children

Whew. Yal, we went on a trip to VA beach. Like every year. But this year we were a party of 5, with kids ages 12, 4 and 4 months.

And we still had a blast! How? Well, here are my tips for planning a family vacay:

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Diastasis Recti update!

Soooo diastasis recti update time. I started out at 6 weeks postpartum with a (greater than) 4 finger width ab separation. At 12 weeks postpartum my ab separation was down to 3 finger widths. When checking this AM (13.5 weeks) it feels a bit less than 3, maybe 2.5 finger widths.

What have I been doing?

The same things I did last time I had this issue after having LB. But here’s a quick video with details. Continue reading “Diastasis Recti update!”

Cloth Diapering Made Easy – inserts!

Today I want to give some info on cloth diaper inserts. Check out the last 2 posts in the series for types of cloth diapers and wash routine info.

Inserts go into pocket diapers and they are the absorbent core. Certain inserts can also be used inside of diaper covers.

There are a few common materials used for inserts – I’ll list these in order of affordability because I do believe cloth diapering should be as cost effective as possible. Continue reading “Cloth Diapering Made Easy – inserts!”