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post #41 of 64
I like the idea of making my own cleaners. I've been just buying the green stuff, but it can be pricy.

Talula -- thanks for the heads up on the stinky poop issues when the babies get to solids!
post #42 of 64
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I will admit to resorting to Tilex and Soft Scrub with Bleach when the bathroom is really, really bad (rest of the time I use the natural stuff).


NOT GONNA LIE. I love me some softscrub.
post #43 of 64
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Also, although I do use mostly natural cleaners, sometimes even homemade ones, I will admit to resorting to Tilex and Soft Scrub with Bleach when the bathroom is really, really bad (rest of the time I use the natural stuff).
Although i tend to use natural cleaners when i nest the bleach comes out - i need it to be CLEAN
post #44 of 64
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re: cleaners

I make my own using baking and washing soda, vinegar, water, and Dr Bronners but let me tell you yesterday I just discovered using rubbing alcohol and water as an all-purpose and window cleaner and I am in love! :
post #45 of 64
This is my neurotic bathroom cleaning tip. I will say it again -- neurotic bathroom cleaning tip. Literally.

First, I hate cleaning a dirty bathroom, like it kills me. So my solution is to never allow it to get dirty.

I have a shower and a tub in my master bath. After every use I squeegee it dry. Once a week I use a sponge an an organic cleaner and scrub it. Then I squeegee it dry. It never gets dirty.

With the guest bathrooms I make my guests clean their bathroom before leaving. I know, I'm so mean! But it's gleaming white before they use it.
post #46 of 64
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With the guest bathrooms I make my guests clean their bathroom before leaving. I know, I'm so mean! But it's gleaming white before they use it.
I'm just jelous of your guest bathroom! we're a one bathroom household and being the only girl with 3 boys/men that aint great.
post #47 of 64
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I'm just jelous of your guest bathroom! we're a one bathroom household and being the only girl with 3 boys/men that aint great.
I think I'd drive the boys nutz. I force my husband to squeegee. And even have said -- no squeegee, no shower. He tried to say something like "oh i'll use one of the guest bathrooms" but I didn't let that fly.

Yeah, bathroom crazy in da house!
post #48 of 64
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Talula -- thanks for the heads up on the stinky poop issues when the babies get to solids!
It's not bad at all when they just start on solids, I'd say it didn't become an issue for me until they were totally weaned (so 2+ years for us). And also, I think I was using the wrong detergent, and I wasn't diligent enough about getting all the poop off, and I never bought a toilet sprayer. Lots of moms do cloth until PTing and don't have the problems I did. I'm wanting to try it again with the right detergent and better diapers. But my almost 3yo is so close to PTing, I probably won't bother.
post #49 of 64
i wonder how this will go for me. I'm gonna use a diaper service. My husband is still freaked out about smell, but the diaper service has calmed him down!

Can I just close my eyes and hope EC works and maybe both girls will be out of diapers at 18 months. We'll see how it goes!
post #50 of 64
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re: cleaners

I make my own using baking and washing soda, vinegar, water, and Dr Bronners but let me tell you yesterday I just discovered using rubbing alcohol and water as an all-purpose and window cleaner and I am in love! :
I don't mind making my own with essential oils or baking soda (usually with a little biokleen all purpose cleaner added in) but I HATE the smell of vinegar, and just thinking about smelling rubbing alcohol makes me cringe.

Ok, here is where I admit to something slightly shameful. I am in love with Clorox's Green Works cleaners. Yes, I know Clorox is the Worst Company Ever (don't even get me started), they're a company that never cared about the environment before and certainly don't now, and are just cashing in on the current environmentalist trend. But I gotta tell you? I can't find much fault with their ingredients (although I admit that I don't know THAT much about what is bad) and the cleaners really work. They smell pretty good too. I used to be more of a Seventh Generation fan, but Clorox is sold everywhere so I don't have to drive a half hour to get to a health food store or pay shipping when ordering online. Also Clorox is way cheaper.
post #51 of 64
Yup, guilty. I do like Clorox Green. My husband bought it my accident. I have access to all of the green products, but I made the mistake of letting him to shopping. I figure it's worse to waste it!
post #52 of 64
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Originally Posted by L.A.Mamma View Post
i wonder how this will go for me. I'm gonna use a diaper service. My husband is still freaked out about smell, but the diaper service has calmed him down!

Can I just close my eyes and hope EC works and maybe both girls will be out of diapers at 18 months. We'll see how it goes!
They won't smell in the early days, that's for sure. Trust me. Get a good diaper pail and you'll never smell a thing. Actually sposies smell way worse because they don't breathe and the chemicals react with the pee making this funk smell.

I think it's better to launder your own diapers, esp if you have babies with sensitive skin...also you're stuck with prefolds if you use a service...but if it makes your hubby feel better then more power to ya.
post #53 of 64
I think it's more about he's totally against cloth diapers. I swayed him with the diaper service. I have sensitive skin though, I don't want their little bummies irritated.
post #54 of 64
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I think it's more about he's totally against cloth diapers. I swayed him with the diaper service. I have sensitive skin though, I don't want their little bummies irritated.
If your babies get a rash that won't go away, you may have to switch to laundering your own diapers. Cloth diaper services do not use eco/skin friendly detergents, and I am pretty sure they bleach too. Some babies are sensitive to this, others are not.
post #55 of 64
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Originally Posted by Talula Fairie View Post
If your babies get a rash that won't go away, you may have to switch to laundering your own diapers. Cloth diaper services do not use eco/skin friendly detergents, and I am pretty sure they bleach too. Some babies are sensitive to this, others are not.
I totally agree. But then he'll see the rash and finally get it that diapers have an effect on sensitive bummbies. But I still get my cloth diapers!
post #56 of 64
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With the guest bathrooms I make my guests clean their bathroom before leaving. I know, I'm so mean! But it's gleaming white before they use it.
I had to LOL when I read this -- you are ballsy, girl! MIL came for an extended weekend visit last week, and I still won't let anyone in our household use the toilet or shower in the guest bathroom because it icks me out. DH thought I was crazy, but I need to seriously DISINFECT it before I'll let anyone use it again. If I forced her to clean it before she left, it would make my life a lot easier -- but she'll probably never speak to me again. (Hmmmm, not a bad idea! )
post #57 of 64
-Ok this one is definitely going to be breastfed. (lol I just think back to when I told DH i wanted to breastfeed DS and he was so happy. In the hospital he was such a big help and really helped me stick to it.I dont know what I would have done without him. He actually ask everyone we know that is pregnant if they are going to choose to breastfeed and then tells them all the benefits of breastmilk!! haha its so cute to see dh so onboard)
-I am planning on cloth diapering. I really hope it works for us as i think it will. I just started cloth diapering DS and hes two. I think i will do fine as long as i find some good dipes and hurry up and purchase them.
-making my own baby food and i am going to try my hand at ebf for a little longer then 5 months (when i started feeding ds baby food and he hated it now i feel so bad for forcing it sooner)
-Cosleeping
-delayed vax
-I will "try" the babywearing but not sure as ds hated it.
post #58 of 64
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Originally Posted by wencit View Post
I had to LOL when I read this -- you are ballsy, girl! MIL came for an extended weekend visit last week, and I still won't let anyone in our household use the toilet or shower in the guest bathroom because it icks me out. DH thought I was crazy, but I need to seriously DISINFECT it before I'll let anyone use it again. If I forced her to clean it before she left, it would make my life a lot easier -- but she'll probably never speak to me again. (Hmmmm, not a bad idea! )
Oh girl, I leave the squeegee and cleaning spray in my guest bathroom. I tell them straight up!
post #59 of 64
Hmmm, my crunchy checklist

I'm sure I could list more. Fortunately, I'm doing these things because they feel right for our family. I don't think they make me better, and I mean no judgement of people doing things differently. At the moment I plan to (though I completely acknowledge that I can't garantee how it'll go with #2):

homebirth
No eye profolatic, vit k only if baby is bruised
breastfeed on demand for 2+ years
considering "unweaning" DD (who will turn 3 about when the babe is born), so I may be tandeming
co-sleep, probably with both baby and DD
no artificial nipples
no vaccines
baby will remain intact
cloth diaper (looks like I'll have 2 in cloth for awhile)
baby led solids, nothing offered before meeting readiness signs and then only self feeding, and no purees or baby "cereal"
mostly vegetarian diet (we do fish), organic dairy products and eggs, mostly local and organic produce, etc...
Rear facing until limits on carseat, and generally the safest carseat style the baby still fits in
no babysitters - paid, family, friends, church nursery, etc until I feel like the baby will be happy with it (15 months for DD with Daddy and grandma, 18-20 months with friends, we'll see what this baby seems to need)
mostly organic/green household cleaning products and bath products
mostly wooden, cloth, wool, etc waldorf style toys
GD (or try my best at least)
probably homeschooling (though this is so far off it's hard to really say what we'll do about schooling... maybe our local Waldorf school, maybe *gasp* public school, which I honestly think served me quite well, maybe some other private school... I'm opened to what option seems to work best for our family)

On the cloth diaper discussion, I using cloth diapers. Honestly love them. DD is 2.5 and has NEVER worn a disposable diaper! I don't even think I've ever used a disposable wipe on her actually... We did prefolds from the beginning. They were super easy to wash. They didn't smell bad. Cloth diapering in the beginning is SO easy. I second the recommendation for a diaper sprayer once they hit solid food. They're well worth the $35. Even when we've been frustrated with random bumps on the CD road, I've never considered switching to disposables.
post #60 of 64
Ya we have really noticed a differnce in the smells in cloth compared to disposables! We cant even tell if he has pooped in a cloth diaper unless hes in our face. Dh actually said "He really seems happier with cloth!"
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