Oops not trying to say that the legos define the colors... obviously it happens the other way round... just trying to give an example of how even the toys are children play with tend to teach them the names for the colors!
Well this is a very good point! I remember reading about cultures where they only have 3 words for colors: black, white, and colorful. And obviously in nature (ie the rain forest etc) things come in a range of colors... whereas in a box of legos there is a very clear distinction between red, orange, or blue--perhaps creating a need to label them as such.
I use half the estimated soap the manufacturer recommends with most loads no matter what is in the wash, I find it is enough. When there are diapers in a load I use the same brand of detergent I use on a diaper load. (so that I know there is no allergy to it)
My dr recommended I wash all my diapers on hot every time after DD had an ongoing problem with a yeast rash. After doing some research I had to admit she was right--60 C (warm wash) is not quite hot enough to kill all the yuckies. 70 C would be hot enough, but most domestic machines don't have a "sterilize" cycle--so I wash on hot (90 C) whenever there are any poopy diapers.
Personally, I wash my "expensive" diapers (pocket diapers, AIOs) with normal laundry when...
I had problems with a name-brand pocket diaper repelling. I wondered if the problem might be the fit as it had leg gussets which allowed the pee to pool near the legs before it had a chance to soak into the fleece? (it takes longer for pee to go thru the fleece and pressure--such as being a snug fit--helps.)
Anyway, I also had plenty of covers and wanted the convenience of a pocket for while we were out. So, I cut out the fleece leaving about half an inch seam...
Yay!!! I just discovered the GREATEST way ever to potty an inquisitive crawler.
The last 2 days if I know he needs to go, I take him to the sink or tub, turn on the tap and let him play in the water while he goes.
We had our first ever "dry diaper" morning. I am wondering how long playing in the water will keep his attention... today I also bought him his first toothbrush and when he gets tired of the tap I might try giving him his toothbrush to chew on.
I also made a pair of split crotch pants following the free pattern on do it yourself EC. I used a fleece baby blanket. It was very easy but I didn't like the pants because it is hard to get DS's padded underpants on over. I think it would be perfect if you like your baby to go bare bottomed though.
The tights worked out great, I think you could also make chaps out of cotton sweatpants, just cut away the diaper area (cut smaller than you think you need cause you...
My 7 mo. old DS still pees every 20 minutes so I don't try to be "perfect" when we go out. I mainly offer when the chance arises, to get him used to going in public toilets (hoping someday he'll be able to hold it longer!) If he stays dry for a while that's an added bonus, but it doesn't often happen. However I am often surprised that he will hold it longer when we are out than at home, probably because of being less relaxed than at home.
I am uncomfortable...
I just cut the front and seat out of a pair of tights tonight! Can't wait to try them on DS in the morning.
I made a BIG cut to avoid the cotton (hopefully) getting wet, and I sewed elastic around the edge of the cut cause it looked kind of droopy. (I think fold over elastic would have worked best but I don't have any on hand.)
I think there are 2 kinds of split crotch pants--the Chinese ones, which are meant to be worn without a diaper (when the child is standing...