Friday, February 21, 2014

How to Stuff a TotsBots Easyfit Diaper

Lately I have noticed a lot of questions on how to stuff a TotsBots diaper. I've seen questions asking how to fold down the extra insert (which confused me as I never had 'extra'), and questions on how to fold it for different ages. I've always stuffed mine the same for all ages and had no issues, but I thought I might post a step-by-step in pictures for anyone that has been having trouble.

When stuffed, the insert folds to fit perfectly from the very front of the diaper to the very back of the diaper, and is then covered in the back by the little flap of material.

Diaper completely unstuffed:

Stuff insert all the way up to the front end of the diaper:

This is what it will look like from the other side:

Pull flap over the folded end of the insert:

Voila! Stuffed diaper, ready to use (or for a liner, whichever you prefer).


But wait.... what about when it's on the smallest setting? That's the brilliant thing about TotsBots, really... they still fit great!

After stuffing the insert all the way to the front with diaper snapped on the smallest setting:

Push down on the center of the diaper with the heel of your palm and spread your fingers over the insert as you pull the flap over. This will stretch the diaper a bit as you cover the insert, and allows it to fit still, nice and snug (and without extra folding!):



Voila! Stuffed TotsBots EasyFit on the smallest rise setting. Easy as pie.

If anyone needs more help with stuffing a TotsBots, please let me know and I will see if my hubby will take a short video of me stuffing one to help with any confusion.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

6 Reasons You'll Love A Diaper Sprayer

Everyone that cloth diapers has probably heard of diaper sprayers. Some people swear they couldn't live without them for cleaning poop. Others think they are a waste of money and they'd rather just dunk and swish a diaper.

This post isn't about diapers. This post is about all the other reasons to love a diaper sprayer.

http://www.kellyscloset.com/-Diaper-Sprayers_c_629.html&Affid=653


1.) Cleaning the toilet

What better way to clean under and in the toilet bowl than having a sprayer handy that you can adjust the pressure on?

2.) Cleaning the floor (if you have a tile or linoleum floor)

Sure is easy to mop when you can just spray the floor in targeted areas instead of trekking a bucket around!

3.) Cleaning the tub/shower 

Assuming you don't have a detachable shower head, diaper sprayers can come in handy here, too!

4.) Messy hands (children and significant others!)

There have been times that my hubby has been working in the garden and was so sweaty that I swear the dirt was absorbed into his skin. Instead of clogging up the sink and scrubbing for eons, he would just hold his arms over the toilet and I'd spray them while he scrubbed a bit... just enough to where the sink wasn't as bad of an option anymore.

I assume this will hold true for any crafting time, too... glitter, finger paint, glue...

5.) Cleaning after sick people

When you suddenly are faced with chunks all over sheets, a blanket, shirts, etc.... diaper sprayer to the rescue! I've definitely sprayed off clothing and bedding after my toddler brought his lunch/dinner back up a few times.

6.) Potty Training is a so much easier

Not only do you have an easy way to spray out the bowl of the little one's potty chair, but you have an easy way to spray out the mess from undies if the didn't quite succeed...

There you have it! 6 more reasons to love a diaper sprayer. If you were thinking about getting one and were having trouble justifying the cost for the "luxury", maybe this will help make up your mind! If you can think of any more, let me know! I'd love to add to the list!

If you're looking for a diaper sprayer for your house, check out the diaper sprayers at Kelly's Closet!  
Links straight to: BumGenius Diaper Sprayer, Blueberry FLO Diaper Sprayer, Aquas Diaper Sprayer, Knickernappies Sprayer, Spray Pal.
(aff. links)

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Tots & Toddlers Giveaway

Our fabulous Tots & Toddlers Giveaway collection features many great items for mealtime and nap time. Enjoy healthy snacks on the go and take all the comforts of home with you while traveling with your child with these convenient, Eco-friendly, life-simplifying items.

Piggy Pajamas

piggy pajamas mini me sets
2 Mini-Me sets, an Infant and a Toddler size - Retail value: $119.90
Winner may choose the print.
Our kids Mini-Me pajama sets are 100% organic cotton, and not treated with any chemicals. They feature adorable two piece styling "just like Mom and Dad's pjs", down to the teeny chest pocket, and coconut shell buttons. The comfortable and long lasting printed waistband reads "Piggy Brand" and will hold up to years of washing and wear. Our cotton is the highest quality, GOTS certified organic, and is extra-soft and stretchy thanks to the rib-knit weave.
The "three little piggies", Jennifer, Kacy, and Stacy, started Piggy Pajamas to bring comfort and whimsy to pajama drawers everywhere! Our pjs are the softest around, and are made of thick luxurious organic cotton that stretches and moves with you. They are the perfect blend of responsible indulgence! For more information visit piggypajamas.com.

Yummi Pouch

Yummi Pouch reusable food pouches giveaway
Yummi Pouch 2 sets of 6 reusable food pouches - Retail value: $30
Yummi Pouch reusable food pouches encourage healthy snacks for active kids. Our eco-friendly food pouches are freezer safe, dishwasher safe, BPA-free, Phthalate-free, and can be filled with healthy blended snacks and easily taken on the go, no spoon required. Our vision is to help moms and dads prepare healthy snacks for their active kids. Yummi Pouches are perfect to be filled with nutritious smoothies and purees prepared in batches, frozen or refrigerated, and easily consumed on the go. For more information visit yummipouch.com.

The Shrunks

The shrunks portable toddler bed
Indoor Tuckaire Toddler Travel Bed - Retail value: $79
Includes Air Mattress + Carry Bag + Electric Pump
The Toddler Travel Bed is perfect for sleepovers, travel, and for kids transitioning to a big bed. Kids feel secure and cozy, and right at home, thanks to the portable air bed’s unique design – standard sized crib sheets and blankets tuck into the inner air mattress. Constructed with the safest materials, The Shrunks Travel Beds are Phthalates-safe, BpA-safe and Lead-safe.
At The Shrunks, we believe that kids are cool. Creating stuff that makes bedtime fun and safe for them, wherever they are, is what we love to do. For more information visit theshrunks.com.

oogaa

oogaa baby silicone mealtime set
2 oogaa, baby silicone mealtime sets - Retail value: $33.98
Babyhood is a brief and precious time and we think it should be brilliant! Oogaa is all about kicking back against dull, plain and ordinary.That's why the stuff we make is bold, bright and engaging. We aim to enthrall your offspring – and make life as a parent easier too. For more information visit oogaa.com.

milkdot

milkdot stoh lunch tote giveaway
milkdot tangerine Stoh lunch tote - Retail value: $25
Stöh is a modern yet practical solution for a lunch bag that combines clean and simple design with features perfect for stowing your favorite food, drink and utensils and cool enough for the whole family to carry too. Sleek and timeless, Stöh is perfect for anyone looking for a stylish way to carry their meal on the go. It also folds flat for easy storage after use – making it the perfect travel companion. For more information visit milkdot.com.

Pura Stainless

pura stainless kiki bottle giveaway
1 Pura Stainless Kiki bottle - Retail value: $19.99
Winner can choose color and size - 5oz infant, 11oz infant, or 11oz sippy
Pura is proud to offer the only 100% plastic-free feeding and drinking bottles on the global market. In addition, our bottles were designed with the Baby Grows... Bottles Evolves(TM) philosophy. All Kiki bottles transform from infant bottles to sippy bottles to water bottles as the child grows allowing for years of use. We are proud that our patented bottle system also operates with a wide range of industry leading nipples and spouts so Mom never has to use a inferior bottle because junior prefers a specific nipple!
Pura was conceived with a simple notion... to provide the safest and most adaptable juvenile feeding and adult hydration solutions to consumers around the world. We are proud to combine market-changing innovation with an award winning eco-progressive business model. Pura has been recognized with twenty one product and business awards propelling our brand into more than 35 countries. For more information visit purastainless.com.

The Patchwork Bear

The patchwork bear giveaway
Keepsake Memory Clothes Bear - Retail value: $89
Everyone has favorite clothes saved away, full of stains and memories: baby/kids clothes, sports jerseys, college/team uniforms, race shirts... We preserve those memories and transform treasured clothes into a custom Patchwork Bear. For more information visit thepatchworkbear.com.


Enter to win this Fabulous Gift Set! Retail value: $400

This giveaway is open to the US and Canada. Each page you follow is an additional entry.
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Saturday, February 1, 2014

Love Mama, Love Baby, Love Fluff!

LOVE is in the air this month, and I thought I should show my readers a bit of love, too! While February is known more for jewelry, chocolates, and flowers, I know quite a few mamas out there who would like something a little more practical.

ONE lucky winner will win a prize package that has goodies for mama and for baby. These prizes are pretty nice, too!

Mom's Milk Boutique has given a $50 gift certificate to be used towards the purchase of a nursing bra or nursing tank.

Teething Bling is giving away a gift set in the winner's choice of colours!

Thirsties has offered one of their new One-Size Pocket diapers!

Rock-a-bums is giving away a cover, 2 inserts, and a wet bag (winner's choice of colour/closure)!

Mama Bird's Place is giving away a J.Chew teether, an amber teething necklace (for baby), an Earth Mama Angel Baby lip balm, and an Earth Mama Angel Baby lotion!

This prize pack is sure to make for one very happy mama (and baby)!

Thanks to all the sponsors for helping put this event together! Good luck, everyone!


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