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Thursday, December 16, 2010

It all begins with Square One

How many parents out there have gone to your local baby store to buy baby food only to wonder exactly what it was you were buying? You know, you stand there looking at the nutritional facts and not being able to read what it says because the words seem like they are written in a different language. Its ok if that is you because the fact of the matter is, you are not alone. Baby food always seemed artificial to us simply because of what it looks like, baby food, for lack of a better word, looks like slop. You can never tell what the food is just by looking at it, there is no texture and all of the flavors we have seen all look like apple sauce. Like I said, if you are this parent, believe me you are not alone. Parents everywhere have this problem, but have no fear, there is a solution.

In comes Square One Organics, an USDA certified organic baby food made for babies six months and up. Square One Organics have what they call organic super foods, these super foods are nutritionally dense and possess qualities that support healthy growth and development. Square One Organics has a nutritional panel that you can actually read and understand, for example, the pumpkin puree flavor is made of organic pumpkin and water. That's it! Nothing extra, nothing unnecessary. Even though the food is pureed, it doesn't all look like apple sauce, you can see the chunks of fruit and vegetable. You can see the texture of the food which gives parents the comfort of being able to see and be able to differentiate what it is they are giving their child, and that piece of mind goes a long way.

Square One Organic super foods are split up into three different age groups, six months and up, eight months and up, and ten months and up. The flavors in the six months and up are pumpkin, papaya, and peas. The super food in pumpkin benefits the eyes and heart, and is an excellent source of vitamin a, e, c, and b6. The super food in papaya benefits the skin, and is an excellent source of vitamin a, c, and folate. The super food in peas benefits the bones and heart, and is an excellent source in vitamin a, b1, b6, c, and k. This food is ridiculously healthy, and again it is in language we can understand.

The flavors in the eight months and up are butternut squash, mango, broccoli, and quinoa. The ten months and up flavor is spinach. Each flavor is full of beneficial vitamins, antioxidants, and nutrients that help promote healthy growth and development, all detrimental to the well being of our kids. This is exactly what the founder, Denise Henderson, was thinking when she started Square One Organics. Denise Henderson and her husband were blessed with twins with one of them having food allergies. When she found out that one of their children had food allergies, she made it her mission to learn about nutrition in order to stop any unwanted allergic reactions to the food. The solution was Square One Organics with real fruits and vegetables.

We have tried Square One Organics here at home and we absolutely love it, and so does our baby. Our daughter is nine months old and is in the second stage and loves the butternut squash, mangoes and quinoa.. We think that this product is genius because it gives the parents the ability to know what it is we are feeding our kids. Our daughter loves the food and we love the fact that it is really healthy for her.We try our hardest to make our own, but sometime our busy schedules get in the way.  This allows parents on the go, to still give their child food without any extra additives or chemicals in the process.

Square One Organics is a great product and should definitely be given a try. Its healthy, all natural, and babies love it. Square One Organics is easily accessible with plenty of options as to where it can be purchased. You can find them in countless stores in the Chicagoland area ranging from the city of Chicago, northern suburbs, northwest suburbs, western suburbs, and southern suburbs. For a complete listing of stores you can check out their website at You can also buy the food from their website. On the website you have different package options to choose from, a variety pack which includes different flavors, single flavor packages, twosome twelve pack which features two different flavors. The options are endless and all affordable.  It is even cheaper than the organic pouches you get at the store.  You get a twin pack for under $2.00 each.

Overall, we love this product, its healthy, babies love it, and all natural. We give this product 5 diaper pins out of 5.

You can visit their website and learn more about Square One Organics at

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Let Doopsy take care of the Poopsy

Its always exciting when we come across a new kind of cloth diaper. When we first started using cloth diapers we didn't think there were so many different choices, all boasting different features, inserts, and colors. We were not aware of how much of a wide variety of brands and styles there were, we unknowingly were being introduced to an amazing new market that we had no clue existed.

Then we came across a diaper called Doopsy SD Diaper. This diaper has an incredible feature, it has what they call a "super doopsy", which is like having a pocket within a pocket diaper. The Doopsy SD diaper is in fact a pocket diaper whose main feature is an amazing "double protection" insert. This double protection insert includes one layer of waterproof fabric on the diaper, one layer of waterproof fabric on the super doopsy that includes an extra absorbency pad with not one but two layers of bamboo hemp loop terry. You still want more protection? Well okay then, it also comes with one four layer microfiber insert. As an added bonus, the super doopsy can also be used on any prefold or any other type of diaper you can buy, which is a really nice option to have when it comes to cloth diapers because you never know when you will run out of inserts to use.

The Doopsy SD diaper is adjustable in more ways than one, it is adjustable in size and absorbency and can be used on babies ranging from ten to thirty five pounds. It also features a snap adjustment system that results in a trim fit made for your baby's body type. The Doopsy SD diaper also comes in a variety of different colors like sunny yellow, happy red, eco green, smiley blue, and giggly orange.

We love the fact that Doopsy uses both bamboo and hemp, two of our favorites. During the day, Doopsy SD diaper was great. My daughter is a heavy wetter and even with all of this absorbency protection, the diaper still leaked at night, which is a cause for concern. Even with the leak I still believe this diaper is a great product. This diaper comes with great colors, easy adjustable snaps, and an amazing absorbency protection feature. This diaper is definitely worth giving a try because of these great features, go out and give Doopsy a try.

On a scale from one to five, we give Doopsy 3 1/2 diaper pins, in a whole. If it was just based on day time use then we would give it 4 diaper pins. (like stars)

Enter to win your very own Doopsy SD diaper!!!
Comment on this post to enter to win a Doopsy diaper. Please include your email address, so I can contact you.
Mandatory entry:
Must be a blog follower of Cloth Mommy Tells All
Must be a FB follower of Doopsy.
This giveaway will run until January 2nd 11:59pm CST
Winner will be announced the morning of January 3rd.
Good luck to everyone and thank you Doopsy for sponsoring this review and giveaway.
This giveaway is now closed...

The winner of a "SD" Doopsy diaper is........

Emily B.

Thank you everyone for participating. More giveaways to come this month. Thank you Doopsy for sponsoring our giveaway.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Are you "green from the ground up?" Eco Sprout is!!!

Have you had stink issues? Ammonia issues? Do you want to pass out when you open your diaper pail?  You should really try Eco Sprout's all natural, eco-friendly detergent.  Not only do we use it on our diapers, but all of our laundry. Eco Sprout detergent is free from perfumes, brighteners, dyes, phosphates, enzymes, and is also 100 % biodegradable. Eco Sprout was created by a work at home dad that wanted a safe detergent for his children's cloth diapers and for his whole family. Who wouldn't want to use something safe for the family and the environment?

We have been having ammonia stink issues for the past few months. We have tried everything and were at our wits end. We were stripping our diapers at least twice a week. Anyone who has had to strip their diapers knows, it is a lot of work.  Our daughter was also getting rashes from the ammonia in her diapers.  This is when we came across Eco Sprout.  After the first time we used it, we knew it was a winner. We no longer have stink issues with Maya's diapers, her rashes have gone away, and her diapers have never been so clean.  I love when you take diapers out of the wash and they smell great.  The real test is when they are dry and put on our daughter.  When she peed, there was no stink.  We absolutely love Eco Sprout!!!

Eco Sprout comes in wonderful scents, as well as unscented. The scents we have tried are Sandlewood Vanilla and the Seasonal Scent, which is Cinnamon Sticks. The scent does wash out in the water. I kind of wish it would linger a little, because they smell so good. They also have In The Buff (unscented), Fresh Linen, Warm Sugar Vanilla, and  Lavender Chamomile. You could currently order Eco Sprout  from their Facebook page, by sending them an email. Eco Sprout comes in two size bags. You could get a 24oz bag or a 48oz bag.  If you want to try a few different scents at once, you could get a sample bag of each. 

Cloth Daddy and I give Eco Sprout 5 diaper pins (on a scale from 1-5). You should order your bag today.

To order go to: or send them an email, the subject line should read "New Order"

How would you like to win a bag of Eco Sprout Detergent???
Eco Sprout will be giving a bag of detergent away to one lucky Cloth Mommy fan. To enter comment on this post with which scent you would love to try. Please include your name and contact info.
Mandatory Entry:
You must be a blog follower of Cloth Mommy Tells All
Become a fan of Eco Sprout on Facebook.
Extra Entry:
Become a fan of Cloth Mommy Tells All on Facebook.

This giveaway will run until December 24th 11:59pm CST.  The winner will be announced on Christmas Morning.
Good Luck to everyone!!! Thank you Eco Sprout for a wonderful detergent and sponsoring our giveaway.
~Cloth Mommy~
This giveaway is now closed.

The winner of the Eco Sprout giveaway is...

Comment #2...

dezi1986 (

Congrats to the winner and thank you everyone who participated.  I will be in contact with the winner via email.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

What a Beautiful Beetle

I think its safe to say that everyone would love to have something soft to wear. Something soft like organic cotton wrapping around you giving you nice comfortable soft support without sacrificing stability and quality. Of course all of us adults would love something like what I am describing, so why not get something like this for our little ones, for our little beetle. That is exactly what Better For Babies has done with their Little Beetle, little to big cotton velour fitted diaper.

Better for Babies has created one of the softest or the softest diaper I have ever felt and my daughter has ever put on, and I can say with absolute confidence that my eight month old daughter agrees one hundred percent. Don't get me wrong this diaper is just not all looks, it is amazingly absorbent, it comes with a beetle booster that is attached to the diaper in the middle so that it can be folded to the front or back depending on where your little beetle needs the most absorbency. Something else that makes this diaper stick out amongst the others is that it also comes with a doubler insert that can easily fit behind the beetle booster safely without having to snap or velcro, or having to use any other type of fastener, to keep the booster in place. The little to big diaper comes in aplix and snaps for secure fit and stability around the waste area. I mentioned the name of the diaper as being the Little BeetleLittle to Big diaper, meaning exactly that, it can go from little to big. The diaper is meant to grow with your child, which means that it can be, as Little Beetle's call it, the first and last diaper you will ever need. The little to big diaper comes with three rows of snaps in the front so you can actually change the size of the diaper, giving it the flexibility to fit babies from six to thirty-six pounds. The Little Beetle diaper is by no means a one color wonder. The diaper comes in six different colors, all vibrant and add its own personality to the diaper and your baby. The colors in which it comes in are jitterbug red, earthy orange, elemental blue, lotus purple, white, and willow green. All colors are beautiful to look at and add yet another unique attribute to this great diaper.

The Little Beetle little to big diaper by Better for Babies is an incredible fitted diaper to have in your stash because it is both unique and extremely comfortable. A must have for all babies as it goes from little to big. You can buy the Little Beetle little to big cotton velour fitted diaper at and you must check it out because it is easily one of the best fitted diapers you can get.

To visit Better for Babies go to

To view the LtB fitted diaper go to

~Cloth Daddy~

Who would like to win their very own LtB diaper?
You have a chance to win you very own LtB diaper by visiting the product link and telling me which color you like the best. Comment on this post with your answer and contact information. This giveaway ends at 11:59PM CST on November 30th. The winner will be announced on December 1st.
Must be a follower of the Cloth Mommy Blog.
Must be a fan of Better for Babies on Facebook.
Extra Entries:
Become a follower of the Better for Babies Blog.
Follow Cloth Mommy Tells All on Facebook.
Follow Better for Grownups on Facebook.

Good luck to everyone. Thank you for participating in our giveaway.
Better for Babies has sponsored this review/giveaway.
This giveaway is now closed. 

The winner of the LtB White fitted diaper is...
Comment #12...
Elise Hightower

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Cute as a Bug!!! Little Beetles that is...

As a cloth diaper addict, I have been to almost every cloth diaper store in Chicago. On a trip to BellyBum Boutique, on the North Side of Chicago, I fell in love.  I saw my first Little Beetle. Little Beetle is a line of cloth diapers made by Better for Babies. The colors were so different than any other brand.  It was so soft. Why wouldn't I want that on my daughter's bum? We use a little of every system of cloth diapers with my daughter, but we love our fitteds.  I decided to get the Little Beetle One. It is a sized fitted.  We got it in willow green and with aplix.  The Little Beetle One is a trim fitting diaper. It is so absorbent, that if we are not leaving the house, we don't always have to cover it.  But with any fitted diaper it does require a cover.

Little Beetle One fits babies from 6-18 pounds. My daughter is now about 17 lbs and it still fits her great.  It is made of a soft Organic Velour. It is constructed with two layers of absorbent fabric with a hidden soaker in the wet zone area.  It also has a partially sewn in booster, that you are able to move to increase more absorbency where you need it.  The best thing is that it is certified organic and fair trade.

I wash all of my diapers together, and the Little Beetle One washes so nicely, and doesn't take as much time to dry as some of my other fitted diapers.

Little Beetle One comes in four colors; White, Willow Green, Sunny Orange, and Elemental Blue.  It also comes in three sizes; One (6-18lbs), Two (18-36lbs), and Three (26+lbs).  They also come in aplix or snap closure.

I not only LOVE Little Beetle One, but Cloth Daddy and Maya do too.  I can't wait to get more of Little Beetle's amazing products.  They have a whole line of cloth diapers and wool covers.  On a scale from 1-5, we give them 5+ Diaper Pins.

Visit Better for Babies at:

To view the Little Beetle One:

~Cloth Mommy~

How would you like to win $10 from Better for Babies to shop on the Better for Babies website?

This giveaway will run until 11:59pm CST October 26th.  The winner will be announced on Wednesday October 27th.  To enter, comment on this post with your answer to: What you would do with your $10 from Better for Babies?  
Mandatory Entry:
Become a follower of Cloth Mommy Tells All Blog.
"Like" Better For Babies on Facebook
Extra Entries:
"Like" Cloth Mommy Tells All on Facebook
Become a Follower of Better for Babies Blog
"Like" Better for Grownups on Facebook
Blog, Post to FB, Tweet about this review/giveaway and leave me the link.

You must visit the site and tell us what you would buy with your $10 gift. Also, you must follow the Mandatory entry to win.  You also can enter three more times with the extra entries.  The winner will be selected by 

Thank you Better for Babies for sponsoring our giveaway.  Thank you followers, I know you will enjoy Little Beetles as much as Cloth Daddy and I do.  Good luck to everyone on the giveaway.
This giveaway is now closed.

The Winner is....
Comment #8

Khaymax, I just sent you and email.  Congrats!!!

Thank you everyone who participated.  Thank you for being a fan of Cloth Mommy and Better for Babies.
~Cloth Mommy~

Saturday, August 28, 2010

100 Blog Giveaway

Fans, please help get to 100 Blog followers.  I will give away a wetbag from Grovia once I hit 100.  Comment on this post and that will automatically enter you.   Please pass this on to everyone you know.   Once the blog reaches 100 we will have that giveaway.  Contest is now closed!!!

This winner of the 100 Blog follower is...

Comment #32...JessicaScallen
JessicaScallen, Please contact me within 48 hrs to claim your prize.  Email me at clothmommytellsall at yahoo dot com with your shipping info.
Thank you, everyone, for your support.
~Cloth Mommy~

Monday, August 23, 2010

Cutie Poops and Bottoms: Fluff of the Month Club

Cutie Poops and Bottoms introduced their Fluff of the Month Club today.  For one price you will get a different diaper every month.  The great thing is, some of the diapers you will be getting are WAHM diapers.  You get to choose if you want pockets/AIO, cover/wraps or it doesn't matter.  I'm so excited.  I love the diapers that are made by WAHM at Cutie Poops.  They may also throw in another diaper brand if they come out with a new color.  To make this even more wonderful, they offer FREE SHIPPING to the US.  They will even ship to Canada.

Wouldn't this make a great baby shower gift?!?

Visit them at and check out the Fluff of the Month Club or just click on the link below.

~Cloth Mommy~

Friday, August 20, 2010


Hi fans,

I had extended the deadline for our winners to claim there prizes and they still were not claimed.  Cloth Daddy and I are now figuring out what to do.  Since two of the prizes were not claimed we may just hold them and have a random giveaway.  Or we may pick new winners.  We are not sure yet.

Remember we are having more fan giveaways and something fun planned for everyone once we hit 100 Facebook and Blog followers...

Any ideas just let us know...

Thank you
Cloth Mommy

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Cloth On The Line 1st place winner...

Anne Heath you have one a bag of Rockin Green Detergent...

Anne please contact me via email ( with your shipping info to claim your prize.  You have until Noon CST Tuesday Aug. 17th to claim your prize.  Thank you for entering Cloth Mommy's fist giveaway.

~Cloth Mommy~

Cloth On The Line 2nd Place Winner...

Marina Secor you have won a GroVia Wetbag...

Marina please contact me via email with your shipping info to claim your prize( You have until Noon CST on Tuesday Aug. 17 to claim your prize.  Thank you for entering Cloth Mommy's first giveaway.

Cloth on the Line 3rd Place winner.....

EMILY MELSON has won a laundry scoop.

Emily please contact me via email ( with your shipping info to claim your prize.  You have until Noon CST on Tuesday Aug 17th.  Thank you for entering Cloth Mommy's first giveaway...

~Cloth Mommy~

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Cloth On The Line Giveaway Winners

The winners for the Cloth On The Line Giveaway will be announced by 9am tomorrow morning CST...So if you have not yet entered, please do so by morning.  Go to the giveaways tab to see how to enter.  Remember we are CST.

Also, we have been trying so hard to reach 100 followers.  I wanted to reach them by tomorrow.  But we have more giveaways planned once we reach 100 followers on both our blog and facebook.  We will be having random giveaways for everyone...

~Cloth Mommy~

Monday, August 9, 2010

What do you feed your family?

What do you feed your family?  Do you eat all organic foods?  Are you a Vegetarian?  Or do you not care about what you eat?

I never cared about what I was buying, until about four months ago.  I started to eat healthier and cook healthier meals.  My boys love fruits and veggies and always have.  We now try to buy more organic foods.  Since my daughter is eating solids now, we only buy organics for her.  I mostly make my own baby foods.  If I don't then we only buy things like Plum Organics or Ella's Kitchen, which are certified organic.  Our meat is only free range and cage free.  It has made a difference.  Cloth Daddy no longer has really bad chest pains.  The boys' Asthma has gotten better and Maya has never been sick.  Well, I'm glad she has never been sick. She is only five months old.  But the boys were really ill when they were her age.

I will be discussing more about eating healthy in the upcoming weeks.

Please let me know how you feel about what you eat.

~Cloth Mommy~

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Milkin' Cookies

In honor of World Breastfeeding Week, some moms may need a little Milkin' Cookies.  No not Milk and Cookies.  Milkin' Cookies was created by two working moms trying to produce more milk, and wanted a way to help.  I have not tried these cookies yet, but will be this week.  I, like so many moms have a hard time producing enough milk for my daughter.  I have no choice but to formula feed her as well.  I have tried everything.  Nothing has worked for me.  I recently stumbled upon Milkin' Cookies.  I will be getting some this week and trying them.  But for those of you who would love to try them, they will be giving 10% off with order.  They have two flavors of cookies.  Now you just can't eat them all, well you can if you want.  I will be posting a review within the next week or so.

Please visit them online at and enter in code WBW2010 to get your 10% off.

~Cloth Mommy~

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Bebe Paluzza:Baby and Toddler Expo

Had a great time yesterday at the Bebe Paluzza.  We got there at 5:15am to get a Swag Bag, we were #3 in line.  Great and awesome products in the bag.  We had so much to do yesterday that we are going back today to see everything.  I will try and post at the show.  Cloth Daddy was posting from his phone yesterday.  Talk to you all soon.  Starting tomorrow we will be talking breastfeeding...

~Cloth Mommy~

Friday, July 30, 2010

World Breastfeeding Week

As a breastfeeding mom, I will be supporting World Breastfeeding Week , August 1-7th.  Each day I will be posting a different topic about breastfeeding.  If there is something you would like us to talk about, comment on this post.

~Cloth Mommy~

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Bebe Paluzza:Baby and Toddler Expo

Have a baby or toddler and in the Chicagoland Area.  Stop by and visit the Bebe Paluzza.  Here is a clip from Channel 7 News about the Expo.  We will also be blogging live from the show. #babyshow

Bebe Paluzza 
Chicago Baby & Toddler Expo 
Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center 
Sat. & Sun. 
(317) 517-9920

~Cloth Mommy~

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Why can't anyone sleep!?!

Maya and Cloth Daddy asleep on the couch.
The best part about being a mother is that you are always there for your children.  But, why does it always have to be at 2am.  My five year old son woke me up at two saying he couldn't sleep.  He said, "Mommy, can I go lay in the front room?"  Of course I wanted to get back to bed so I agreed.  About two minutes later he runs back into my room.  I get up once again and ask him what's wrong.  He then tells me,"Mommy I'm scared...I was putting on the tv and someone was whispering my name..." I told him it was ok and he could go back in the front room.  He seemed ok but no more than 15 second after he left my room, there he was again. He ran back into my room, telling me the same story.  I told him it was ok and to just stay in our room.  At this time Maya had already woke up once and was in our bed.  I put a pillow and blanket on the floor for Nik and he lied down.  He fell asleep in two seconds flat...  Now I think, ok I can finally get some sleep.  No, not my luck.  As soon as I lied back down, I started to get a migraine and felt sick.  "What is going on tonight?"  Then when I finally start feeling a little better and lay back down, of course, Maya wakes up. She was so fussy.  This time David got up with me.  I changed her diaper and made her a bottle.  She refused to let me nurse her.  She is so stubborn.  David took her, and now, at 5:14am they are both asleep, on the couch.  At this time I would think I could go back to bed, but no, I am wide awake. I love waking up to my children, but for one night can Mommy get some sleep.  Xavier, Nik, David and Maya are all sound to sleep.  I guess I should cherish this moment.  At least it's quiet in this house.  Even though I have been up since two and can't go back to bed, I will enjoy the quiet.  I don't think I'm the only one out there, that feels like we need just one day of peaceful sleep.  One day i will get that peaceful sleep, but for now I will just enjoy the fact that when something is wrong, the kids come to me.  I am their protector.  I always will be...

~Cloth Mommy~

Nik asleep on my floor, right next to my bed.

Friday, July 23, 2010


What could be better than an all natural detergent that rocks your world...Or at least your diapers...What kind of Rock do you like; Soft, Classic or Hard?  Not to mention the scents like Motley Clean, Bare Naked Babies, The Plain Green Teas, and more.  I first tried Rockin Green when I started cloth with my daughter.  I then got another brand of detergent to use.  It seemed like my diapers were not getting clean.  Once I switched back to Rockin Green everything got better.  I had some stinky diapers.  I soaked my cloth in Rockin Green overnight and in the morning they were clean.  There were no stains and you should have seen the water. At that time we were using Classic Rock, Bare Naked Babies.  What could be more better than a detergent you can use, not only on your diapers, but on everything.  You only need a couple of tablespoons to clean an entire load.  I then got a couple of samples of Hard Rock in a few different scent from Rockin Green.  I love them even more.  We have hard water in our home so the Hard Rock worked even better.  My diapers come out of the wash smelling great!!!  Then once I sun dry them, it just gets better. I have never had as great of an experience than with Rockin Green.  My new favorite is Hard Rock, Smashing Watermelons...I like Rockin Green so much I decided to get some for our first prize in our Blog Giveaway.  Now that I have a new love, our clothes and diapers smell so good.  I hate doing laundry.  Cloth Daddy usually does the laundry, but now I will volunteer to do it.
Knowing that I am not only getting my daughter's diapers clean, and all of our clothes and towel clean and smelling great, I am helping the environment. Rockin Green is an all natural detergent. It is free of any dyes, naturally scented, phosphate free and great on everything. Rockin Green has never been tested on animals and is packaged in recyclable packaging.  I will never use another detergent.  I might try a couple more Rockin Green scents though.

Cloth Daddy and I give Rockin Green Detergent 5 diaper pins.(like 5 stars) We recommend this to everyone.  Even if you don't have kids or babies in cloth, use it for yourself.

You can order Rockin Green from, or get it at any Rockin Green Retailer.

~Cloth Mommy~

Friday, July 16, 2010

Cutey Baby "That's a Wrap" Cloth Diaper

Last week I received our first Cutey Baby Wrap.  This new product by Cutey Baby is a two part cloth diaper system. The diaper comes with a shell and you can get two packs of inserts. You just have to tuck in the insert, put it on baby and go. When I first saw it I thought it was so adorable. I have used their AIO diaper and thought it was a little to big on my 13 pound daughter, but the wrap fits much better.  Cutey Baby has three sizes, which insures a better fit.  The smallest even fits as small as a 5 pound baby.  They have both girl and boy patterns and smooth non-scratchy velcro closures. We got the Pink Gingham print. Cloth Daddy refers to it as a cute picnic tablecloth on Maya's bum. Cloth Daddy even loves this diaper.  So this wrap is daddy friendly.   The material is soft,  along with the leg elastic, and not bulky at all. This wrap is very easy to use and is very absorbent.  You don't even need to take the insert out before washing, it will come out in the washer. I can't wait to get another.  I like this product. Overall I give it 4 1/2 diaper pins. (On a scale from 1-5)

Cutey Baby "That's a Wrap" Diaper is sold at Midwest Costco Stores,, Comfy Bummy Diapers and Cutie Poops and Bottoms.  You can also see exactly how this diaper works at the following link:

Go out a get one for yourself.

~Cloth Mommy~

**Cloth Mommy was given one wrap and insert for this review by Cutey Baby.**

Monday, July 12, 2010

Tie Dye To Die For

Do you like tie-dye?  Our local cloth diaper store just got some in.  These cute and adorable tie-dye diapers are made by ButterBears.  ButterBears are made by a mom in upstate New York.  This is a cute OS pocket diaper. The cloth on the outside of the diaper is so soft.  The inside is made of a suede cloth.  The tie-dye comes with two inserts and snap closure.  I love the fact that no two are alike.  Since they are homemade tie-dyed diapers they are all different.  We have a pink and orange one.  We only wanted this pocket diaper because it was cute. I washed it only once and had to put it on my daughter.  It was really absorbent and no leaks.  It has a higher rise, which we love and fits my 13 pound daughter perfectly...Overall I love this diaper.  I give it 5 diaper pins (like 5 stars).

So everyone, check out ButterBears.  You are going to love them.
Go to and check them out.

~Cloth Mommy

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Do you like Cutie Poops? We do!!!

On a usual shopping trip one day to Trader Joe's we noticed this store.  "Cutie Poops and Bottoms," I told Cloth Daddy...I was wondering what they sold. I saw the two diapers on the "oo's," but it didn't dawn on me that it was a cloth diaper store. I have never seen the "modern" cloth diaper. When I thought of cloth diapers, I thought of cloth, pins and rubber pants. But, not in this store. Maya was only a month old when we first went into the store (4 months now).  Sherri, the owner of Cutie Poops and Bottoms, was there that day. She greeted us and was so nice.  We looked around and saw all of these diapers in beautiful prints and colors. Sherri asked if we wanted to know about cloth and we said no.  As we were about to leave we saw a disposable diaper display. When we say how many diapers you use and the cost, we turned back and looked at Sherri. At that time she asked us if we wanted to learn more about cloth.  We were about to exit the store and turned around to learn more.  Sherri was so pleasant to talk to. Once she told us about the links to medical conditions that disposables have, we started to think. Then she explained that it takes 500 years for a disposable diaper to decompose.  WOW!!! That is disgusting!!!  She showed us all the different types of cloth. We told her we would think about it and come back.  What we loved about her was the atmosphere.  We weren't even buying anything and she was still so nice, Sherri did not pressure us at all.  But of course Cloth Daddy and I stood there in the middle of the store and thought, lets give it a try.  So, we ended up buying the Gro-Baby(now Gro-Via) shells and biosoaker hybrid set.

We got home and started to try them out.  We loved it!!! It was only about three or four days later, we went back into the store.  I only had about $150 to spend, but had to have more.  Sherri was about to leave and Tina helped us out.  Again, we felt so welcomed.  She went through the entire process again and helped us pick out the different types to try.  Sherri also has a trial program too.  But we already knew we would love whatever we tried...  I love the atmosphere of this store.
Sherri carries several brand and types of diapers, she not only carries your top name brands but diapers and other products made by work at home moms.  She also has other natural parenting items. She sells everything from ring slings and baby carriers to organic baby food.  There is a large classroom in the back to host classes and parties.  My son and I also attend the Yoga for Youngins class...

I could go on and on for days talking about Cutie Poops and Bottoms.  It is our favorite store.  I even find myself going in when I don't even need anything.  Its not like it is just right around the corner. They are about 15-20 mins form our house. Cutie Poops and Bottoms is like a second home to us and many of the moms and dads that shop there.  But, there is also one more big reason to why I shop there.  Sherri is a mom, a mom running her own business with four children.  I support the small business and all moms with dreams.

Before you order online think if there is a store near you.  You may even have to do some research.  It is just so much better to support a small local business and even a WAHM.

For those of you who live in the Chicagoland Area, stop in!!! I promise you won't regret the drive. But, if you can't come and experience what I have, then shop her online site.

Cutie Poops and Bottoms
14910 S LaGrange Road
Orland Park, IL 60462
Mon-Fri. 10am-7pm
Sat 10am-5pm
Sun 11am-4pm

Or online:

~Cloth Mommy~

Summer the AppleCheeks™ Way Photo Contest! - A Reusable Diaper Revolution:

Summer the AppleCheeks™ Way Photo Contest! - A Reusable Diaper Revolution:: "Summer the AppleCheeks™ Way Photo Contest!

Recently I made mention on our Facebook page about our upcoming photo contest. I apologize for taking so long to post the details but in light of the fact that we're technically not supposed to be using our Facebook Fan Pages to host giveaways (BIG BOO FROM THIS SIDE OF THE FENCE), I've been trying to think how to best make this thing happen.

So what I've decided is that contests will now be held through my blog, just to avoid problems. However, as this is a photo contest I'll ask you to post your photos to our Facebook Fan Page."

$3500 in 35 Days!

$3500 in 35 Days!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

FuzziBunz® Cloth Diapers, Wipes, Changing Pads and Nursing Pads: Earth Friendly Baby Care!

FuzziBunz® Cloth Diapers, Wipes, Changing Pads and Nursing Pads: Earth Friendly Baby Care!

first time parent

As the title of this blog states I am a first time parent, sure I've been around kids all my life but its nothing like having your own. Its not like I can give the kid back to where it came from, she stays with me all day 24/7. It is nothing like I thought, now I never had the illusion that I would be able to give back my daughter and go on my merry way. Was I nervous at any time during my wife's pregnancy? Of course, there are plenty of questions that ran through my mind and as many people that know me know, I am a thinker and constantly play with ideas in my mind. So you can imagine how many scenarios passed through my head at all times of the day. Will she love me instantly? Will the love have to be earned? Will the love be unconditional? Will I love her unconditional? Will I love her instantly? As a first time father a lot of dads will ask the same questions and that is perfectly ok. You will always second guess yourself and always question if your doing a good job or not. The important thing is that you don't psych yourself out.
So here it is, the moment of truth, March 6, 2010. Will I cry, will I faint, will I run out of the room in pure hysteria? All of the preparation in the world could not get me ready and mentally prepared for what was about to happen. The doctor comes in, I don't remember what they are called, but she came in nonetheless, and it wasn't just one it was a whole gang of them all waiting to see what it was we created. So Maya Leilani was born and I'm waiting for my reaction to take place when nothing happened. Absolutely nothing happened, no reaction not even a blank face. It was as if I was just a spectator who didn't understand what was going on. I was there, my heart was there, my mind was there, but surprisingly no reaction. At this moment I thought I had my first failure as a parent. I mean come on, I didn't show any type of emotion, my wife was crying my wife's cousin was crying and I'm pretty sure one of the doctors was crying. I felt at the time that I should have shown some type of emotion, every one of my friends who is a father or my father have told me of all of the outpouring of emotions they felt at the time of the birth so by all accounts I thought I would have an outpouring of emotions and I didn't, not yet.
I did in fact show emotion, I showed it right when she was given to me. I was taken to the nursery and was able to bond with her for those brief moments. That is when it hit me, I am a father, I have a daughter and my life as I know it changed completely, for the better of course. It is not all about me anymore, every decision I make now has consequences for my daughter, and to be honest I wouldn't have it any other way. Now I am a ball of emotions, every night she sleeps I can't help but stare at her and wonder what she thinks of me and dreams of. She makes me laugh everyday and couldn't imagine not having her in my life.
So if your gonna be a first time father and your not sure if your ready or not sure if your good enough or if your worry is that your child will not love you, get that idea out of your head cause everything you thought will go out the window in a hurry. Enjoy being a father it is one of the greatest titles you can ever have, and don't worry you will be fine, it really does come naturally.

Cloth Daddy

Knickernappies makes San Antonio News

I came across this on YouTube today...It features a couple different brands of cloth...

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Some knowledge of cloth...

As everyone knows cloth diapers have been around forever. What most people remember is cloth, pins and rubber pants. At least that is what I thought about three months ago, when I went into a local cloth store. The modern day cloth is all about color, prints and easy closures.  We went from all disposable to all cloth.  At that time we started to research cloth and realized that it is just healthier. Disposable have only been around since the 1960's and take 500 years to decompose in our landfills. So when you think about it, every diaper ever used since then is still in our landfills. Disposables have also been linked to medical conditions such a Asthma.

 Now there are all different styles of cloth diapers:

** AIO(all in one), which is just as convenient as a disposable but you just wash it. It has a hook and loop closure, like velcro. You just throw it in your wash instead of the trash. It is waterproof with a soft lining for your baby's bum.  Also easy for dad or a babysitter to use.
**Fitted Diapers, as it sounds is fitted around the baby. This is the absorbent part of the diaper system and needs a cover. They are incredibly soft. Most of them are cotton, bamboo and fleece. You could get them in all different colors.
**Covers and Wraps, come in all differnent colors and prints. You could get snaps or hook and loop closures. You would put a cover or wrap over your fitted diaper or even over a prefold.
**Prefolds are like your old fashion diaper but instead of wrapping around baby, you just fold it in a tri-fold and insert in the wrap. This is the absorbent part of the two part system.
**OS(one size) Diapers, are adjustable from birth to potty training. They usually have snaps in the front that adjust the size. You could get these in pocket style or AIO.
**Pocket Diapers, actually have a pocket in them. The outer part of the diaper is waterproof and has a soft pocket. For these you must have a insert for them. You could stuff a pocket diaper with a prefold if needed. You could add as much or little stuffing to match the exact absorbency that you need. Also, come in cute prints and colors.
**Inserts are made of microfleece or bamboo. They are what you need to stuff your diapers.
**Bio-liners, an Eco-friendly, flushable liner that holds the solids and the pee to pass through. It makes cleaning of the diapers easier.
**Hybrid Diapers, are the best of both worlds. It is a cloth and disposable system all in one. You use the shell with a cloth inset or a disposable insert. This allows you to reuse the shell a couple times before washing...

Which ever way you go is great. It is all about personal preference. My recommendation is trying a few different styles to decide what works best for you.

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