Saturday, September 20, 2008

"REAL DIAPER WEEK" has started!

I know I just posted about this but you've got to hit the blog and see what's being offered! The selection is amazing. Many of the shops have tons already in them, others are like me and posting thru the week.
I'm going to try to get several more items in this weekend and custom orders are always welcome. There are some seriously cute products that are VERY easy to use just waiting to be on your little one's bum!
If you have older toddlers and children who use diapers, be it for bedtime only or all day, we can help you out there too. Why waste money on disposable pull ups and nighttime undies, still end up washing the wet PJ's and bedding, when you can buy 3 or 4 pairs of reusables and have them for as long as you need them.
I've got 6 different colored child/youth sized diapers (equal to a size 8-12 in kids) that will post, hopefully, this weekend sometime. (I'm still putting the closures on them.) Some will have snaps, others touch tape (like velcro but stronger). For those with bed wetters, I can make them pull on style so they don't look like diapers. These undies/diapers are waterproof on the outside, have elastic binding around the waist and legs, and if you prefer snaps they will match the outer fabric so they blend in. I'm also about 1/2 way done with 4 that fit little ones in 3T-6X range. If you need or want specific colors or patterns just contact me and I'll make a custom listing for you. Have a great weekend and try out a few of these. After all you'll only need a few to replace tons of disposables. It's money well saved-trust me I've been doing it for years. :D

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Real Diaper Week!! Sept 19-29 on

Yes, I know that's longer than a week but we wanted to be sure to get both weekends so everyone can get the chance to try out cloth for their special ones. Etsy Cloth Diaper Team is running this and most of our members should be participating. This promotion is an excellent way to get familiar with the newest types of cloth diapers. They are definitely not like they used to be! They are now as simple as disposables (some are easier if you ask me :D ). They last for multiple children if you care for them. They are also much less expensive in the long run. Trust me-I've been using cloth on Nikolas since we left the NICU (over 4 yrs ago) and only spent about $550 on diapers plus maybe $300 in washing and care for 4+ years-that includes the energy, laundry soap, etc. I thought since he's gonna be in diapers indefinitely why not. I mean honestly, who wants to sit on paper 24/7? (think about how yucky that monthly disposable pad feels!)

There will be lots of different promotional listings. Everyone has something special to offer. Check out our team blog for more specifics and links.

I cannot encourage you enough to just give cloth a try. It's soooo simple and easy to do now. No more wet pails of water or dunking in the potty (unless you just want to). Many of us have helpful links available to teach those who are new, or just want a refresher course, how to care for their new diapers. All of us are also willing to answer questions so just contact us! We'll be happy to help you choose the best fit/style/type of diaper for your lifestyle. :D

Friday, September 5, 2008

We're finally home!

OK, I didn't have any time to get this posted before or during this ordeal so here's the scoop. Mikayla got sick-sinus infection on 8/19 then Nikolas "couldn't let her have all the fun" and got sick too. Well he was throwing up anything we gave him, including his medicines. Not good since they are for seizures. Well the Peds doctor sent us to St. Vincent on Wed 8/20. We figured-over night IV fluids to prevent dehydration and we'd be home. HA! No such luck. His usual shunt series (to be sure it's working & not the cause of the illness) showed one of his cysts in his brain had grown. WONDERFUL!! (grrrrrr...) That meant that we'd be staying over the weekend and have brain surgery on Monday. PEACHY!! Now we're here 'til Tuesday night or Wednesday morning. Nope. He's now classified as a "slow metabolizer". In other words the narcotic pain medicines he got (tylenol with codeine) cannot be processed by his body like they should and almost killed him. Well he come thru ok and we got to leave Friday early afternoon.
On a much sadder note. Please pray for the family of Jacob Brokering (preschool aide's nephew). He had surgery at the same time on Monday and passed away on Wednesday from complications. He was 15 and also special needs. Also please pray for the family of Kelsey and Aaron Mock. Aaron was 38 & a single dad of a 12yr old girl in my daughter's grade. He died very unexpectedly this past Wednesday. I found out because on of my closest friends was his ex-fiance. My daughter found out at school because Kelsey was absent for the last few days.