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Forum: Diapering   11-02-2010, 04:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 619
Posted By EmmalinesMom
I prefer zipper wetbags to velcro. They are...

I prefer zipper wetbags to velcro. They are faster/easier to close (just my opinion) and if you have velcro closures on your diapers, they can get snagged on a velcro closing wetbag.

I adore the...
Forum: Diapering   11-02-2010, 04:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 861
Posted By EmmalinesMom
The previous poster, curiouscanadian, had two...

The previous poster, curiouscanadian, had two good points.

Personally, I do like the one-size diapers. My biggest baby was 9 pounds 6 ounces at birth, and the one size diapers were not quite a...
Forum: Diapering   11-02-2010, 03:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,630
Posted By EmmalinesMom
Congratulations on your baby on the way! ...

Congratulations on your baby on the way!

Lots of people start out with prefolds and covers (such as ImseVimse, Bummis, or Thirsties) for newborns. There is a bit of a learning curve, but you can...
Forum: Diapering   10-28-2010, 11:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By EmmalinesMom
Definitely a great deal, especially since they...

Definitely a great deal, especially since they are in good shape! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Diapering   10-24-2010, 03:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By EmmalinesMom
My favorite wipes are the 8x8 inch size and...

My favorite wipes are the 8x8 inch size and flannel on one side, with sherpa or velour on the back. If I had to pick just one, it would likely be sherpa....
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-21-2010, 06:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 50
Posted By EmmalinesMom
Wow! That's awesome!!...

Wow! That's awesome!! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-20-2010, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By EmmalinesMom
I remember the supply dips that came with having...

I remember the supply dips that came with having a cold. It sounds like you're doing all the right things to bring it back quickly. Keep nursing, drink extra water, and rest as much as you can with...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   10-20-2010, 11:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,525
Posted By EmmalinesMom
Have you changed your needle, cleaned out any...

Have you changed your needle, cleaned out any lint, and re-threaded the machine?

Your timing or tension may be off. If you can, take it in to a Janome dealer for a tune up.

Good luck!!...
Forum: Diapering   10-20-2010, 11:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,237
Posted By EmmalinesMom
Purple Bean Designs is your shop for Natural...

Purple Bean Designs is your shop for Natural Baby, Natural Woman, and Natural Home products.

We offer cloth diapers and accessories, such as wipes, pins, wetbags, pail liners, inserts, doublers,...
Forum: Diapering   10-11-2010, 07:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 487
Posted By EmmalinesMom
If you pre-stuff your FBs (either with a...

If you pre-stuff your FBs (either with a prefold, or the microfiber insert that comes with them) and just stack them near your changing area, they are no harder to put on than disposables. (Just one...
Forum: Diapering   10-07-2010, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By EmmalinesMom
I always had great success with basic prefolds...

I always had great success with basic prefolds and covers, which is what the Econobum is, though some don't care for one size covers for newborns. (Not sure the age/weight of your baby.) You can get...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   10-05-2010, 06:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,732
Posted By EmmalinesMom
I've bought PUL from Sewzanne's before. She and...

I've bought PUL from Sewzanne's before. She and her husband are very nice, ship quickly, and are great about answering any questions you have. Get on her email list for coupons, too.

Her PUL is...
Forum: Diapering   10-05-2010, 05:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 454
Posted By EmmalinesMom
First, I adore your children's names....

First, I adore your children's names. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

The first things that popped into my mind are a sensitivity to synthetic fabrics and the...
Forum: Diapering   10-05-2010, 05:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By EmmalinesMom
With brand new diapers, wicking at the seams is...

With brand new diapers, wicking at the seams is sometimes caused by the tiny holes made when the diapers are sewn. If this is the case, you can pop them in the dryer for a few minutes to help...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-05-2010, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 577
Posted By EmmalinesMom
My girls are 9 and 5 and we do most of our...

My girls are 9 and 5 and we do most of our structured-time in the morning. I really like having their afternoon time more flexible. They can play with other kids in the neighborhood (who get home...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-05-2010, 05:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 495
Posted By EmmalinesMom
If you're wanting to add more "stuff" to the...

If you're wanting to add more "stuff" to the day, I might recommend the book, "I Love Dirt." It has some great activities and discussions for all 4 seasons focusing on nature/science and is great...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-05-2010, 05:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By EmmalinesMom
I really like the "Things We Steal from...

I really like the "Things We Steal from Children" post. It makes sense for kids of many ages.

I taught in the public school system before I had kids, and I actually think I was a pretty good...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-02-2010, 09:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 485
Posted By EmmalinesMom
Congratulations!!...

Congratulations!! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Diapering   10-02-2010, 09:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 470
Posted By EmmalinesMom
I don't think cloth diapers slowed down my...

I don't think cloth diapers slowed down my girls. My first was a late walker, but I don't think that had anything to do with the diapers, more that she wasn't ready as early as some.
Forum: Diapering   10-02-2010, 09:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By EmmalinesMom
There are lots of instructions/recipies online...

There are lots of instructions/recipies online for making your own paper wipes. Here's one:

http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Baby-Wipes

It's also really easy to make your own cloth wipes, if...
Forum: Diapering   10-01-2010, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By EmmalinesMom
Diaper Sprayer and flushable liners were our...

Diaper Sprayer and flushable liners were our best bet. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Diapering   10-01-2010, 12:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By EmmalinesMom
If they are clean, I'd just put them away. Make...

If they are clean, I'd just put them away. Make sure they are totally dry, and put them in a place that won't get overly hot (like an attic). The warm temps over long periods can break down the...
Forum: Diapering   09-28-2010, 04:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 190
Posted By EmmalinesMom
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif

It is funny - I have noticed several ads for disposable diapers at cd forums, too. It's always struck me as odd, but I guess they're...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-26-2010, 06:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 330
Posted By EmmalinesMom
Love the name!...

Love the name! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif:
Forum: Diapering   09-26-2010, 06:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 901
Posted By EmmalinesMom
Fuzzi Bunz have been around for a long time....

Fuzzi Bunz have been around for a long time. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif My now 9 year old wore a set, which was the passed to a friend, and back to me for my other...
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