Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Knickernappies Sighting: Diva Diapers, Diaper a Day Giveaway

Giveaway alert! This month, Diva Diapers is giving away a diaper every day on their blog.

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Today's day-30 giveaway is a Knickernappies one-size diaper . Don't wait to enter, the giveaway is open today only!

Do you have a Knickernappies sighting to share? Have you reviewed or written about Knickernappies? Send us a link!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Side snapping cloth diapers to the rescue!

Has your baby or toddler recently figured out snaps and velcro? Are you worried your child will never wear a diaper again? Never fear, side snapping diapers to the rescue!

If you've tried every trick in the book to keep your child's bottom in diapers, but you are continually outsmarted, give side snapping diapers a try! 

Side snapping diapers are harder for your child to remove and you'll find they are an awesome solution for your Houdini baby! Side snapping diapers have other benefits as well:
  • Cleaner, trimmer front panel
  • Easy to pull up and down for busy babies or toddlers
  • Great for potty training 
  • No wing droop
Have you tried side snapping diapers? They may be just the trick to solve your troubles! 

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

How to deal with cloth diaper nay-sayers

One of the questions I see from many cloth diapering parents is "what do I do when my friends and family aren't supportive of cloth diapers?"

Well, the truth is, you do nothing. Nothing about their feelings anyway. If you believe that using cloth diapers is what's best for you family then you continue doing it. You don't have to get into debates or arguments. You don't even really have to defend yourself. You keep going and stand by your decision. Don't let their negativity get you down.

This isn't always easy, trust me! I'm a people pleaser. I hate when other people don't think I'm doing something right. When I started cloth diapering, I didn't know anyone that used cloth diapers. There was discussions and bets in my family about how long I would last. They thought I was crazy. People offered to buy us disposable diapers. Despite all of that, my husband and I stood firm that cloth diapers were best for our family. We didn't get in arguments. We just stated facts when the topic came up and were always enthusiastic about our choice. Eventually, I began converting friends and family. They saw how easy it really was! The nay-sayers became interested and jumped on board!

I definitely think you catch more flies with honey! If I had been argumentative, I don't think they would have opened up to using cloth diapers. This isn't going to be true for everyone. I still have friends that wouldn't dream of switching to cloth diapers, but that's okay. We're happy with our choice and they are happy with theirs.

This of course doesn't just apply to cloth diapers. Many of the decisions you make either as a parent or in your life will be met with opposition from others. We're all different. We have different ideas about the best way to raise our children or live life. Ultimately, you are responsible for raising your children the best way possible. If you stand behind your choices and truly believe you are doing what's best, it doesn't matter what others think.

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