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A blog for cloth diapering Mammas. Doing our best for our babies and our Mother Earth.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Monkey Business Sale - Franklin, TN


We will be participating in the Monkey Business Children's Consignment sale this Thursday thru Saturday. Public Sale Thursday, July 30th 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Friday, July 31st 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Saturday 8:00 a.m. -noon.

Come by, say hello and make the change. Change to cloth diapers while visiting our booth and save 10%. Trade in your disposable diapers for 10% off your cloth diaper purchase. This weekend only. MAKE THE CHANGE, MAKE A DIFFERANCE!

Visit www.monkeybusinesssale.com for additional information.

Have a happy smiley day,

Marie
www.greenpixiebaby.com

Franklin Tennesee's first cloth diaper retailer

Cloth Diapering Tea


Thanks to everyone who attended. It was great to meet you all and to see some of you again. What a wonderful group of ladies.

It is our hope to arrange these get togethers on a bi-monthly basis. They will range from cloth diapering, organic baby food workshops, babywearing, and attachment parenting. I'd like our get togethers to be casual and fun. We are raising tomorrows leaders. Let's help them be compassionate, eco friendly, tree huggers!

Wishing you a beautifully healthy day,

Marie
www.greenpixiebaby.com

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Diaper Creams with cloth diapers

What diaper creams can I use with my cloth diapers?


Unfortunately we have yet to encounter one single diaper cream we can safely say "across the board" will not cause any problems. Diaper creams work because they cause a barrier against wetness and your baby's skin. This causes problems with cloth diapers because they can adhere to the fabrics and cause a barrier against the diapers absorbing urine. This is referred to as "buildup".

But, there are some ways around this:

What we recommend, is the fleece liner system, or flannel liner if your baby is allergic to fleece, to use any cream you wish with your diapers. We do sell fleece liners, but you can make them for pennies (flannel, too). At your nearest fabric store, get a yard or so of fleece or flannel, and cut into rectangles to fit your diapers. Fleece doesn't need to be sewn on the edges, flannel does because it frays. Make a bunch, about two dozen. Put the cream directly on these liners, or on your baby's skin. don't mix them with the rest of your diaper laundry. Wash seperately from the diapers, so the creams don't rinse off in the wash cycle and adhere to your diapers. I hand wash them in the sink using dawn dish soap and rinsing until the water runs clear and is free of bubbles. You can also rinse with vinegar to sterilize.

After about a week, check the liners. If they are slimy, stained and smelly, continue using this system, or try another cream to test. If they are washing clean, it is safe for your diapers

Cloth Wipes

Cloth wipes are easy and save you money, plus once you have a diaper laundry system going, you won't even notice the switch! When you use cloth wipes, you just toss everything in the pail together, no sorting or touching the soiled items. Just sort them when you fold your laundry, and use them again. I use Baby Bum Drops http://www.greenpixiebaby.com/product.sc?categoryId=6&productId=11 I place 8-10 cloth wipes in a wipe warmer, use one Bum drop cube disolved in one cup of water and pour this solution over the wipes. This keeps the wipes wet and warm for baby's bottom. You can also put this solution in a spray bottle and keep the wipes dry until needed. You can purchase cloth baby wipes, or baby wash cloths also work well.

Cloth diapers and cloth wipes go hand in hand. Both spare the environment, both are better for baby, and both save money $$$.

Happy diapering!

Marie

Cloth Diapering with Prefolds

Cloth Diapering with Prefolds

Here’s how to diaper your baby using cloth diapers, specifically prefolds and Snappi’s.

What You Need:

About 18-20 Prefolds These do come in sizes and I recommend buying the newborn size for newborns as the larger size will be ill fitting and cause leakage.

A few Snappis
About 4-6 Diaper Cover

Directions:

Bikini Twist

1. Lay prefold down legthwise (vertically) and lay baby on his or her back onto the prefold. The prefold should be high enough so that his or her booty is covered…and then some.

2. Twist the prefold so that the opposite side is now right side up.

3. Bring twisted prefold up to baby’s belly.

4. Bring the back corners up to the front, over the top of the prefold in step 3. This should be a snug fit and the prefold should not flop loosely around baby’s waist.

5. Using a Snappi, secure both right and left side. Then using the bottom part of the Snappi, secure the center twisted part of the prefold.

6. Cover your diaper with cover of your choice.

Jellyroll

1. Lay prefold down legthwise (vertically) and lay baby on his or her back onto the prefold. The prefold should be high enough so that his or her booty is covered…and then some.

2. Roll sides in toward center.

3. Bring up through legs onto the baby’s belly.

4. Fold excess prefold underneath and wing out corners so that they are lying on the baby’s sides.

5. Bring the back corners up to the front, over the top of the prefold in step 4. This should be a snug fit and the prefold should not flop loosely around baby’s waist. Secure with Snappi and cover.

Newspaper Fold a.k.a. Angel Wing Fold

1. Lay prefold down legthwise (vertically) and lay baby on his or her back onto the prefold. The prefold should be high enough so that his or her booty is covered…and then some.

2. Fold prefold sides in so that the prefold resembles a “Y” shape.

3. Bring up through legs onto the baby’s belly. You will probably have to tuck excess prefold underneath itself.

4. Bring the back corners up to the front, over the top of the prefold in step 3. This should be a snug fit and the prefold should not flop loosely around baby’s waist.

5. Secure with Snappi and cover.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Upcoming Events

Hello we at Green Pixie Baby have some very exciting things coming up.

This Friday July 17th at 1:00 we will be hosting our first cloth diapering tea. A fun afternoon with other Mommies in the area enjoying tea and lunch. We will be discussing different styles of diapers, wipes, and how to care for our cloth diaper collection. Yes it does become a collection with all the fun patterns and styles. Ladies feel free to bring your stash that you would be willing to swap too. If anyone is interested in attending send me an email and I will get all the details to you.

This week we will be getting in our Imse Vimse products. I am very excited about this all organic line. It is reasonably priced, cute, and all natural! I hope to have these in time for our Friday tea. See our site for photos of Imse Vimse products. www.greenpixiebaby.com

Mark your calendars on August 29th we will be participating in The Living Green Expo. The Living Green Expo is free to the public from 9:30 AM- 3:30 PM at The Factory, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin, TN 37064. The event is designed to educate the people of Williamson County as how businesses and organizations can help us live cleaner and greener. We will have a booth in the Commons area and would be happy to meet you and answer any of your questions.

Please feel free to contact me with any of your cloth diapering, or green parenting questions. I'm here to help. You don't have to be a customer, but I'd like for you to be a friend. Let's sip some tea and see what we can do together to help our children and our planet.

Wishing you a beautifully GREEN day,

Marie Sawyer
www.greenpixiebaby.com

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Hello my name is Marie. I have four healthy, beautiful children. When our latest blessing joined our lives in November 2008 we decided to do the best thing for her and our planet. We went the cloth diapering route. During our search for cloth diapers we found limited availability in our area. We knew that we were not the only family facing this dilemma. Together we decided that we were going to help bring the green trend of cloth diapering to Franklin, TN. So here we are! We specialize in American made cloth diapers and baby products. Spreading the love of cloth diaper fluff and American made stuff one baby at a time. www.greenpixiebaby.com won’t you join us in saving our planet and parenting green?

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