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Nighttime Diapering Solutions

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Nighttime Diapering SolutionsWhen deciding to cloth diaper, I was most nervous about cloth diapering at night. But it’s not hard, especially when you find a nighttime diaper that works.

Below are a few ideas of nighttime diaper solutions from our team of bloggers:

  • Kawaii Heavy Wetters- These one-sized pocket diapers consist of a waterproof outer cover and two extra large microfiber inserts.¬† Add a hemp or bamboo insert for extra absorbency.
  • Sloomb Overnight Bamboo Fitteds with Wool Cover- The overnight bamboo fitted includes a shell with a double-length three-layer snap-in fleece soaker that can be folded for customizable absorption. Pair with a wool cover for overnight success.
  • AIO with Micro Fleece Insert and a Thirsties Fleece Insert- There are many different AIO diapers out there; you can try this with one you have in your stash and add the inserts for the extra absorbency you need at night.
  • Econappis- This pocket diaper is one sized and designed to work from 10-35 pounds. It comes with two inserts made with a blend of organic cotton and bamboo. You can add your own inserts for custom absorbency.
  • Elementals(Old Style)-BumGenuis‚Äô AIO diaper; they have a new design, but one mom prefers the old version for her nighttime diapers.
  • Bummis Premium Sized Prefold with Infant sized prefold inside-These prefolds are made out of cotton and can be paired with a Bummis or wool cover.
  • Toddler prefold with a bamboo or hemp doubler inside with wool or Bummis cover- This is similar to the option above but the user combines a cotton prefold with the wool or hemp doubler for a different option.

You might be able to go through your existing stash and put together one of these ideas to try on your baby tonight.  Most of the ideas above included some form of hemp or bamboo liner or a wool cover. Keep in mind there are different wash routines for prepping the various fabrics, and your wool should be washed separately always. Do you have a nighttime diaper solution that works well?  If so, please share with us!

Kristen Beggs is a mom of two that still wear diapers at night and is always looking for suggestions to make nighttime diapering even better!

Who’s Who at Mom’s Milk Boutique: Meet Abbie!

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

There is sooo much that goes on behind the scenes to run a sucessful small, family owned business….in fact its kind of mind-boggling at times to think about all the aspects of it! Abbie, co-owner of Mom’s Milk Boutique, does a ton of “behind the scenes” work from overseas…all while homeschooling four kids! Yep, she’s kind of amazing, huh? Read on to learn about Abbie and her family…and to find out how many consecutive months she has been breastfeeding because that statistic alone is kind of astonishing! :)

What is your title and role at MMB? How long have you been working there? Bonnie and I did this together. This idea for this shop came about when our second children were about 6 months old (Heidi and Ilana are two weeks apart). We were inspired. Bonnie has definitely been the one in the trenches. She’s there day to day making everything lovely happen. Since inception, I have worked on the website, accounting, buying inventory, advertising, and lots of social media. What do I do? Basically, I get to go on really big shopping sprees and think up crazy, good sales. Doing everything remotely can definitely be a challenge, especially now that I am 7 hours ahead of the store. Yet, Bonnie definitely touched on the people side. For 5 years, she and I have been on the phone¬†e.v.e.r.y.d.a.y. Sometimes I call more than she wants¬†me to. :)¬†

¬∑ What is your top favorite product at MMB? Everything. All of them. I have to test one of everything. If I don’t like it, I don’t keep carrying it. If after using it for years I fall out of love, I clearance it.
But….if I had to choose just one, it would be my Bravado Seamless Silk Nursing Bra. I wear one every day (not the same one though for those that got worried).
At this very moment…..on my counter is a bottle of CJs Creamy Lotion in Caribbean Therapy Blend. In my bathroom washing wool there’s Naturally Luxe WOW Bar in Sandalwood Vanilla. In my shower – California Baby Tea Tree Shampoo & Conditioner. After bath its Episencial Soothing Cream. Hanging in my hall – Planet Wise Hanging Pail in Aqua Swirls. On my 18 month old – bumGenius Elemental in Mirror. I could go on. :)

¬∑ What is your favorite babycarrier and why? Impossible to choose. I love them all for different reasons and at different times. For newborns I love my Sakura Bloom Ring Slings and my Moby Wrap. When baby and I need more support we love our Dolcino or Calin Bleu woven wrap. For on the go, I grab both my ERGO and my Boba – my 4 year old loves to be carried, still. Last weekend, we went snowshoeing and Legend (18 mo.) stayed warm and comfy on daddy’s back in the ERGO – see a stroller do that!

· What does your cloth diaper stash look like? Um, eclectic and embarrassingly large. I do reuse and lend out. At the moment, Bonnie has my newborn stash. I have been able to use many of the same diapers that I used for Heidi for Kaatje and Legend. My favorites are definitely more used. My doublers have holes. My prized Goodmamas and hemp Sloombs Рthat I stalked for DAYS over 4 years ago Рneed new elastic. As I said, I try everything. I guess I should add product tester to my list of (fun) jobs.

¬∑ Who are the members of your family? My husband Seth (well, his job) is the reason I get to wake up every morning and drink my tea while gazing at the Alps. Well, for a few more months anyway. It’s amazing how 2 years will fly by. Then there are my wonderful and fortunately adaptable children Graeme (9), Heidi(6), Kaatje (4), and Legend (18 mo) who seem to be enjoying this adventure as much as we are.

· What do you like to do for recreation? Travel, and all the adventure that comes with it, is definitely our kind of recreation. We homeschool and we live in Europe, so we have tried to take advantage of this once in a lifetime opportunity and see everything we can whenever my husband gets a free moment. We are sunny beach weather people, so we love to swim and hike. Everything else depends on the weather, plus, with little ones we do a lot of things together. This winter we have had really good snow, so the kids have really gotten to enjoy skiing and the chocolat chaud.

¬∑ Share a favorite family tradition: I have two. The first would be our names. My parents had five children whom they named in alphabetical order (Abbie, Bonnie, Cacie, Dominie and Ethan). We five children decided that we would continue that tradition when naming our own children starting with Bonnie when she had Faith, then my Graeme and Heidi, Bonnie’s Ilana, then my Kaatje and Legend, and on to M with Bonnie’s latest edition, Montgomery.

My 2nd favorite family tradition is my Great Grandma Hamilton’s Cinnamon Rolls. When at home for Christmas, my dad makes them, and I make them when away. They are delicious and have been enjoyed for generations during the Holidays. I am really blessed that my mom was so brilliant as to have her to right down the recipe some 30 years ago. Cherish your family moments and write your memories and stories down. Generations come and go far too quickly, but they can live and share a connection with our children in memories.

· What is one tip you have for breastfeeding mamas? Support. Surround yourself with support, find a Le Leche League and attend regularly before, during and after! Make a community Рmake friends with other breastfeeding mamas. The connection of breastfeeding is reason enough to make great friends. High five each other in the mall and at restaurants. Get support and BE support because you are enough.

 

¬∑ If you could have any superpower, what would it be? What? I make milk. I have been lactating for¬†80 months straight and my 18 month old still hasn’t night weaned. That I am still awake, is pretty darn super!

¬∑ What is one of your favorite quotes? “The purpose of your life is far greater than your own¬†personal fulfillment, your peace of mind, or even your happiness.” Rick Warren

 

· What are your goals/intentions/resolutions for this new year? To make the life of everyone that touches MMB a little sweeter.

 

Twitter Party Announcement

Monday, November 5th, 2012

MMBStacks Twitter Party

Mom’s Milk Boutique is so excited to announce our 2nd Annual pre-Black Friday Twitter Party! Last year we had a awesome good time and gave away a ton of great prizes. Judging from the awesome sponsors that we have – this year will be EVEN BETTER!!!

Are you ready for the Twitter Party of the Year?!!

Come join Abbie, Bonnie and Sarah from MMB and our lovely hosts Kim from Dirty Diaper Laundry and Julie from Cloth Diaper Geek for one heck of a Tweet Fest! Get ready for a fast and fun party as we talk cloth diapers, breastfeeding, baby wearing, and oh, I almost forgot – we will be dropping some major hints about some of the fantastic STACKABLE FREEBIES we have up our sleeves for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. Oh yes, we will have a WEEKEND full of specials – “MMB style” (not to be confused with a certain popular one hit wonder).

How should I join the party?  On the night of Twitter Party, we recommend using TweetGrid. Plus this link is already pre-set with all the information and you just need to login and then add your Twitter user name in the right hand column.

What is a Twitter Party, you ask?

For all you veterans, you can skip this section. A Twitter Party is when a group of fabulous individuals meet on Twitter to tweet (posts of no more than 140 characters) about the same or similar topics for about an hour. No idea what I am talking about? Twitter what? Well, first of all, you will need a Twitter account. Then you need to make sure you are “following” us. Also, it is VERY important that you do NOT have your tweets set to private. If we can’t see you tweet, you will not be eligible to win a prize (no fun, especially if your name gets drawn). You may want to play around a little bit with Twitter and find some friends and some interests. There are some very active celebrities on Twitter if that floats your boat and you just want to get a feel for Twitter. Twitter may also suggest some folks to follow based on your interests.

The night of the party, however, we suggest you use TweetGrid – which is really easy to use and will help you follow along during the party. Plus we have everything set up for you automatically in TweetGrid and all you have to do is login and then add your user name in the right hand column and hit “search.” During the Twitter Party, we will all use the same key word (hashtag) – in this case #MMBStacks (you can see this in the left column)- and then we are all able to keep track and read each other tweets. You can ask questions about any of the related topics, share interesting ideas, pictures, well, pretty much anything.

And did I mention the stuff we will be giving away??

It is important to RSVP below via Rafflecopter. There are a few mandatory entries and the rest are optional – but the more you do the greater your chances to win. You can Tweet about the giveaway via the Rafflecopter Tweet option button once per day.

To be eligible to win the prizes, you MUST RSVP, attend the Twitter Party AND Tweet AT LEAST ONCE using the hashtag #MMBSTACKS during the Party on November 16.

Make sure you do the mandatory entries AND you tweet at the party. We check! HINT: Make sure that your tweets are NOT set to private. If your name is drawn and you have not tweeted with us at the party, you get disqualified (no fun!) and a new winner is drawn.

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Friday Family Spotlight: Meet Kate’s Family!

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Kate is one super cool mama (just check out her pregnant laser tag photo for proof)! Read on to learn more about her and her sweet family…

 What is your favorite Mom’s Milk Boutique Product?
My nursing cover. The comfort it provides me and allows me to nurse in public has been priceless.

Who are the members of your family?
Me, Kate. Husband, Matthew. Daughters Elizabeth 3years and Clara 5 months

What is your favorite baby carrier and why?
Moby wrap for the comfort, especially during long stretches of wear.

Describe your cloth diaper stash:

Mostly bumGenius pockets, a few prefolds and covers with snappies instead of pins, and one great kissaluvs (wish I had more of these!). With my first,¬†I used prefolds and pins, but that was too hard for my swollen fingers, so¬†I invested in some bumGenius for my 2nd and love, love, love them! I was really scared to do them at first, but can’t believe how much we have saved already. My favorite thing to do is pile the clean, warm, fresh out of the dryer inserts on my face and breathe in!

What has been your toughest challenge as a mom so far?
When I was in college (19 years old)¬†I had a stroke that paralyzed me on my right side.¬† It was from an autoimmune disease¬†I did not know¬†I had called lupus. No one ever thought I would recover as much as¬†I have, so having two kids is way outside of expectations! Being involved with the kids on days my joints are not well (called a flare up). Simple things like¬†zipping a zipper or turning a door knob become very painful. Sometimes it’s a matter of will power to make myself do things that physically hurt. But I remember that we chose to have these beautiful girls knowing my illness and my babies will only be young for a short time and I choose to be there with them.

What are some of your favorite “me” time indulgences?
Massage! I have a membership and make sure I get my monthly massage as a way to take a mental and physical break as well. Also massage is great for relieving back, neck and joint pain that can make daily tasks challenging.

Thanks Kate for sharing your beautiful family with us!! :)

Would you like to have your family featured in a Friday Family Spotlight AND win a FREE $10 gift certificate to Mom‚Äôs Milk Boutique for your participation? If so email sarah@momsmilkboutique.com with the subject line ‚ÄúFriday Family Spotlight Inquiry‚ÄĚ and share something interesting about your family in your email message.

Have a beautiful weekend all!

- Sarah

Sunday Funday Giveaway: bumGenius Freetime One Size All In One Cloth Diaper

Sunday, June 24th, 2012

Check out my little yogi in his bumGenius Freetime One Size All In One Cloth Diaper!

You can clearly see how trim fitting this diaper is! Doesn’t impede his yoga flow one bit! It does however fully contain wetness AND messy poops. Ask me how I know. ;)

This diaper is almost¬†a perfect¬†mixture of¬†a¬†pocket diaper¬†and and an All in one, because you get the benefits of BOTH in one diaper. Pockets are known to be super absorbent, yet fast drying. All in ones are known to be super convenient to wash, store, pack, and diaper baby. The bumGenius Freetime One Size All In One Cloth Diaper has a semi-attached insert that folds¬†in/out. So no need to stuff…just pull off the drying line and put it right onto baby’s bum. It’s as simple as that!

The bumGenius Freetime One Size All In One Cloth Diaper is designed to fit most babies weighing between 8 and 35 pounds so you can use it with your newborn and/or your potty training toddler.

This diaper has quickly become one of my favorites in¬†my stash. I love how it fits, how it functions, and how it looks…the bold color makes me happy! Want to know more? Click here to see a video detailing what I like about the bumGenius Freetime One Size All In One Cloth Diaper.

Would you like a chance to win a bumGenius Freetime One Size All In One Cloth Diaper? Enter this week’s giveaway today! Winner will be announced on July 1, 2012. (more…)