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BabyKicks Washies Hemp Fleece Wipes: Why didn’t anyone tell me!?

Come ON, now people. I thought we were buds. Homies. BFFs. I thought you had my back. I thought we had a thing. 

So, why didn’t anyone tell me that I should be using cloth wipes!? 

I’m a BabyKicks Ambassador because I super big puffy heart love their JoeyBunz and Premium JoeyBunz hemp inserts. And since I’ve had the chance to try the BabyKicks Premium Pocket diapers, I’m in total love with them, too. All the fabrics they use are so trim, so absorbent, so functional….and so snuggly soft, it’s hard for me not to sleep with them on my pillow at night. (Ok, maybe not. They are diapers, after all. But you know what I mean.) 

A few weeks ago, I decided to give BabyKicks Hemparoo® Washies a shot. Continue reading

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One Reason to Use Cloth Diapers (Caution: Graphic Photo!)

Yup, you guessed it: she was wearing a sposie. 

I should know better. We have NEVER had a blowout in a cloth diaper!

My apologizes, Babykicks. I won’t cheat on you again!

(This happened in the GROCERY store, no less! Ugh!)

Diaper carefully, my friends.

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The GCDC 2013: Change a Diaper, Change the World!

Yesterday morning, we packed up the whole family and drove about 60 miles to participate in The Great Cloth Diaper Change!

Of course, we wanted to bring our favorite diaper, so we packed up a BabyKicks premium pocket diaper in bright yellow so it would show up in all the group photos. ;)

“Isn’t that a little far to drive to change a diaper?”  you might ask. Yeah, I guess it is. The change itself took all of about 2 minutes, but yesterday was about so much more than just changing a diaper! We were setting a world record for cloth diaper changes around the world, but we were also coming together as a community of like-minded parents with common goals. That sense of community is something I struggle to find in my everyday life, so the drive was well worth it for the sense of affirmation I felt.

We arrived at Om Baby in Camp Hill, PA to find a full-blown Earth Day fair and lots of free activities for the kids, which was great because the whole family got to participate. They even offered a special Earth Day story time for the bigger kids after the change, which our little guy was totally into. Local farms, local artisans, schools and organizations like LLL were there, and we were given a gift bag filled with way more than I ever expected. A children’s book, Rockin’ Green detergent samples, a packet of Motherlove diaper cream, tons of coupons…even a diaper cover, bib and tiny wetbag!

We had 39 parent/baby pairs in our group – a record for Om Baby! Our Little E  made friends with our change neighbor, a super cute baby named Roxy, who was rockin’ a Johnny Cash shirt. And there was a photographer on hand, so I should be able to link to some more photos soon. I held back on taking a lot of my own (it felt a little intrusive.)

I saw more breastfeeding and babywearing moms (and dads!) than I usually see in a year, so that was fun and a little bit rejuvenating for my spirit. It made for a long day, but the kids slept all the way home and I saw some familiar faces from the time I went to the Om Baby Mothering Circle meeting over 2 years ago. This must be a community that sticks together, and the feeling of friendship was impossible to miss. I couldn’t help but think about what might be possible in my own community.

Hmm…

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BabyKicks Premium Pocket Cloth Diapers: Perfect for Newborns!

A few months ago, I announced that I had become an ambassador for one of my very favorite cloth diapers brands – BabyKicks!

I spent some time learning and telling others about our experience with the BabyKicks products we used with our son, but I wasn’t really using the diapers at the time. Just relaying how pleased we were with what we had already tried.

But now, we’re back on the fluff wagon again, and we got a great start with a new product from BabyKicks! It’s the Premium Pocket Diaper (a new and improved version of the diaper formerly knows as the 3g) and we love it!

I’ll admit, it took us a little while to get cloth on our little lady’s bum. I had some health issues after delivery, and I wanted to get adjusted to our new tandem breastfeeding relationship, so I took the pressure off and gave myself permission to use some sposies for a week or two, which was good. But I couldn’t ignore the call of my fresh and fluffy cloth…

I was skeptical when the folks at BabyKicks told me that their Premium Pocket Diaper could accommodate babies from 7 to 40 lbs. Our newborn looked so tiny! How on Earth would this diaper adjust down small enough to fit her? But it did!

The secret to the newborn setting? All I had to do was tuck the upper part of the front waistband inside the pocket! Clever. 

Here are some pics of the BabyKicks Premium Pocket on its smallest and largest settings:

And here, on our baby girl. She was born at 7lbs 7oz, but this was taken at 2 weeks when she weighed 7lbs, 3oz, so she was only slightly larger than the smallest recommended weight. I was really surprised at how well it fit!

This fit around the waist seemed comfortable, and did not irritate her at all. The bottom looks a little puffy, I know, but it’s very light since you don’t need to use an insert for the first 2 weeks or so. It could also be hiked up a little higher, but I like it fitted slightly lower because it doesn’t cut into her belly and it was low enough that the aplix never rubbed her skin.

My biggest concern was the fit around the leg. Hers were pretty teeny and I thought for sure there would be a gap, which would mean a leak. But there wasn’t! As you can see, the butt is a little roomy, but the elastic fit nice and snug around her leg, protecting against leaks.

Plus, those gussets in the leg area are made of a special fleece material (the white part) and contain no PUL, allowing air flow to help prevent rashes. They’re soft and comfy, so they don’t leave red marks on baby’s legs while still providing great protection against leaks or blowouts (we haven’t had one yet!)

Each BabyKicks Premium Pocket Diaper has a natural fiber inner lining made of an incredibly soft combination of 30% organic cotton and 70% bamboo rayon. I’m not kidding when I say that you just might want to sleep with your head on this diaper! It’s a comfy one, for sure, and it only gets softer and more absorbent with each wash.

Each diaper comes with a One Size JoeyBunz Insert for a trim fit and unbeatable absorbency. We used these inside various covers with our first baby and they are what made us die-hard fans of BabyKicks products. They hold a ton of pee, and even though they are made from 6 layers of hemp/organic cotton jersey, they are only 1/8” thick and super trim. You’ll also get a separate Stay-Dry Liner with each diaper, for an even drier feeling, if you choose. 

If you’re planning on diapering your newborn (or bigger!) baby with cloth, I hope you’ll give the trimmest natural fiber diaper on the market a try! There are a lot of choices out there, but these have quickly become our go-to pocket, and you can bet your bum they’ll be yours, too! :)

 

This post was written as part of the BabyKicks cloth diaper ambassador program. 

 

 

 

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BabyKicks Twitter Party • 12/12/12 10pm EST

As a new ambassador, it’s my pleasure to announce that BabyKicks is getting ready to celebrate the 12 days of Christmas!

Join us as we begin the celebration with a Twitter party!

Wednesday, Dec. 12 • 10pm EST

Learn all about BabyKicks #clothdiapers, win great prizes and see what BabyKicks has in store for the next 12 days! There are lots of surprises to be had, so don’t miss it! 

Visit The Cloth Diaper Revival for RSVP and official rules. 

See you there!

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