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How to Launder Cloth Diapers

Rockin GreenBuying the diapers is the fun part. Now what? Laundering them is the nitty gritty of cloth diapering, but that doesn’t mean you need to be a slave to your washing routine.  Depending on your diapers, your water or your washing machine, you may need to switch detergents, turn up your hot water heater, or change your washer settings.  Here is the basic formula for getting clean diapers every time.

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How to Start Your Cloth Diaper Stash

Diaper StackNow that you have a grasp on the nuts and bolts of diapering, it’s time to start investing in your stash. You can start cloth diapers at any time but be aware that what a newborn needs will be a bit different than what an older baby needs in terms of size and number of diapers. Here are a few ideas to help you start simple and smart:

Don’t Put All Your Eggs into One Basket-

Test the waters before you jump in. I always recommend trying several different diapers before committing because imagining what a diaper will be like to use is often very different from reality. I know many moms who were convinced that one particular type or brand of diaper would be perfect for them, only to find out that they couldn’t stand it. The fact is, all diapers are a bit different whether it’s fit, fabric, absorbency, or style. All babies are different too, and they have different potty habits. You should try at least a couple types or brands before you buy two dozen of any particular diaper. Buy a few and start slowly. You want to LOVE the diapers you choose and you can build your stash over time.

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How to Help Your Toddler Welcome the New Baby

Toddler and lil babyUntil now, your toddler has enjoyed being the center of your attention. As far as your toddler’s life experience goes, you are there to meet every single need whenever it arises. However, with a new baby, this worldview is about to change. Your toddler may have to wait for what he wants because you’re tending the needs of your newborn. This can be a hard transition; here are four great ideas to help smooth this transition for your toddler.

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5 Great Exercises for Pregnancy

preg exerciseOver the next nine months it's important to continue working out. The demands of growing a new human being are many, and maintaining your commitment to a weekly exercise routine can help prepare your body to handle the added stress. Exercise not only keeps your body in shape, but also helps improve circulation and reduce stress.

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6 Foods To Enhance Fertility

fertility foodsThat old adage “You are what you eat” may not literally be true, but it does have merit. If some foods can strengthen the immune system, other foods can strengthen the body’s reproductive system. A diet rich in certain foods helps the body funtion at optimum levels and an unstressed, healthy body is much more likely to conceive than a stressed, unhealthy body. Here are six great foods to enhance your fertility.

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