Every Baby in Finland sleeps in a cardboard box and here’s why it’s so great! When you think of a baby being put in a box, it likely makes you think of abandonment. But apparently, a baby sleeping in a cardboard box can be a really good thing. In fact, every newborn baby in Finland sleeps in a box for the complete opposite reason: to protect and nurture the child. Like all our Scandinavian friends, Finland is especially progressive in its politics, and its government plays a … [Read more...]
How do you take care of it without the use of zinc oxide products or other store bought diaper creams? This is a real struggle for parents who use cloth diapers since creams build up in the fibers and diapers start to lose absorbency. The best approach to diaper rash is… ditch the diaper! But seriously. As soon as your baby has had a bowel movement, clean and dry the bottom and let them get some fresh air. It’s best to let them go bare-bottom outside in the sunshine. To avoid a sunburn, let … [Read more...]
Leaky Diapers, Say it ain’t so!
We’ve all been there. Your baby’s cloth diaper has leaked everywhere. It’s frustrating and annoying. It can even be embarrassing if you’re always raving to everyone about how amazing cloth diapers are. There are many reasons for leaks. Here are the top 5. Not enough absorbency– If your diapers are leaking and they are soaked when you remove them, you have an absorbency issue. You may not be changing your baby often enough. If you are going longer than 2 hours and have leaks due to … [Read more...]
Say you are currently using disposable diapers for your baby but, would really like to make the switch to cloth diapers. However you don’t have enough cash to buy enough cloth diapers all at one time to do a complete switch. That’s OK! You can still start now! Let’s look at this concept; Dave Ramsey's Debt Snowball plan and applying it to cloth diapering. Month one. Buy one cloth diaper. You can pick any brand that you can afford right now. This may be a prefold, fitted or a more … [Read more...]
Days for Girls
What if lack of a feminine hygiene solution kept you in your room for Days? No school for Days. No income for Days. Celeste Mergens, founded Days for Girls in 2008. Mergens had been searching for years to know how to reverse the cycle of poverty and hunger when she came upon the idea of providing hygiene kits for girls in developing countries. As she was preparing to visit an orphanage in Uganda, she prayed to know how to help feed the children there. She told God she was ready to do … [Read more...]