Saturday, June 30, 2012

Deal or a Steal?

Cloth diapering saves money but it would save more if you buy them in deals.Yesterday  I just came across cloth diaper outlet's deals, wow its awesome.Actually I was looking to buy  wolbybug covers  after reading its review in Julie's blog, but I  could not find  a retailer,so I left a comment in My Clothdiaper stash asking her where I can buy them, she was so happy to  share a code wolbyfree to use in mycloth diaper outlet .Yes wolbyfree is  you get  a free wolbybugcover when you purchase above 25$.I bought grovia shells and  one wolbybug cover in cow prints,I will be getting a free wolby cover worth 10$  in black colour.Yes ladies look out for deals when you buy cloth diaper, it would be a steal.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

What it takes to cloth diaper in a apartment

I want this post to let all know that  what it takes to cloth diaper without washer and dryer.Who knows one day or the other my daughter would read this and be determined to cloth diaper my grandchildren.First is determination,be strong in your decision of cloth diapering, yes it takes your time but then your little ones skin is saved.As of now the only 2 good things that I m doing to my son to my knowledge is cloth diapering and breast feeding.Second for handwashing prefods and flats are The BEST option.Well we are all tempted with the fancy pockets, AIOs,fitted etc., etc., etc....... but they all take time to dry, believe me the pocket inserts take 2 days to dry when hangdry inside the apartment on the shades of sun(It is on average 80 degrees out here), instead you can buy covers with fun prints, I like flip covers than the thirsties, now after reading a post on Julie's blog about wolbybug covers, I very much wanted to try them.Flats dry faster than prefolds,my walmart flour sacks get to dry in at a maximmum of 4 hours when hanged inside the apartment cloths line.You will need a diaper sprayer .At first I thought diaper sprayer would be a added expense but my work of cleaning the poopy diapers is a breeze now.I wash soiled diapers daily and just wet ones once in 1.5 days,so I use a wet bag to store those diapers.Stains on your diapers while breast feeding is not a surprise , after using the sprayer just spray bac out biokleen on the fabric where strains are there.Once washing is done use a cloth stand or clothsline to dry them , you can get one from walmart for 20$ or so.Above all ,have enough diapers in your stash, all days are not the same with baby ,one day he might be more generous in giving surprises in his diapers , other days mom might be busy , so have enough or more than enough of diapers and covers .Do not feel shy to use cloth diapers when out and about or at a friend's place , I say this because one day my dear husband told me that "I appreciate you using cloth diapers at home, but why don t we use disposable while going out or atleast use disposable wipes when going out,people might think that I am very stingy not buying even wipes for my son".Then I explained him and made clear that he was wrong, I use what I feel is good for my son, so there is no thoughts of what others think.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Today's entry

Continuing on summer hop giveaway, some are interesting, some are not.But still I am trying my luck.
 Theslackermom 60/80
 Mamato4blessings 9/60
Tosew withlove 12/60

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Today's entry

Well I have started entering giveaway now to try my luck,.There are around 50 blogs participating in Summer cloth diaper giveaway hop .Since it's past 12 I am just entering 2 of the giveaways              

Catholic newlywed                           9/18 entries
Mommy s favourite things             24/28 entries
I am going to enter in all rest of the blogs too ,will update tomorrow on their entries

Updates on my little one

Well my little pumpkin is  turning  sides now and Iam succeding in EC for th past 2 days  in the mornings.Oh boy he sleeps only by 10 in night nowadays  and I hardly get time to wash his diapers.And with sweet pie its on and off in her moods since she got her bro

Monday, June 18, 2012

Thirsties Duo diaper giveaway

My first post regarding a give away. when I started blogging, I wanted to do a post a day, but my timing do not permit me,so trying atleast 2 post a week. Thirsties is giving away 2 thirsties Duo diapers in the color and size of your choice.Here is a link to enter the giveaway.make your entries soon before 21 st of June 2012.Good luck to you all and to me :)for the Feed your stash friday

Saturday, June 2, 2012

My wash routine

Hmmm the biggest challenge for me is washing.I live in a apartment and I cannot use the shared laundry for 3 main reasons. One the cost , second people around will not accept it, third I feel its not hygenic , of course i do wash my children's clothing there but still I am not ok with cloth diapers .There are other options like diaper service but again the cost.So I hand wash them.First I clean off the poop by holding the dirty diaper in toilet bowl and pour water on the diaper with a cup until all the poops fall off, this is THE CHALLENGING AND HAND PAINING task, then I rub the soiled part with the excess fabric in cloth diapers , so the left over dirt goes off, then I soak all wet diapers in a bucket water with bum genius detergent for 15 minutes at the minimum, then just agitate each cloth diaper in hand just by taking the cloth and pounding it in tub,rinse each of them individually ,then a hot rinse ,then a cold rinse, then a final rinse with a spoonful of Dettol , yes the magic.I buy Dettol usuall from Indian stores here.Using dettol in the final rinse is one of the habits I follow right from India ,it gives a good smell (I like the smell ),also a antiseptic so I like using it.Then after the final rinse I wring it and hang it in my cloths line which I keep inside my house right infront of the balcony ,so the rest SUN does. I do this washing twice a day one in afternoon , one in night excluding the soaking time it takes around 15 minutes for a wash.It is a hectic process , but now after reading about flat challenge in Julie 's blog, I think a plunger would be easy.Lets see how it works . P.S just got my diaper sprayer yesterday :-) Please read my updated wash routine after establishing my perfect stash . Leave a comment if you have a different wash routine or method