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Forum: Diapering   05-18-2014, 11:37 AM
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Posted By rookiemtnmama
Sorry to keep adding to this thread, but I also...

Sorry to keep adding to this thread, but I also wanted to mention that I resisted using Tide for a long time, but now it is my go-to diaper detergent. I tried a number of other more natural...
Forum: Diapering   05-18-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,257
Posted By rookiemtnmama
Also, my inserts/flats made with natural fibers...

Also, my inserts/flats made with natural fibers are much less likely to get stinky than my microfibers!
Forum: Diapering   05-18-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,257
Posted By rookiemtnmama
I add a wet towel to each diaper load to trick...

I add a wet towel to each diaper load to trick the machine into thinking it's a heavier load. I also called the manufacturer to find out which setting uses the most water. When I do get a case of...
Forum: Diapering   04-03-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By rookiemtnmama
When I made the switch to tide I started with...

When I made the switch to tide I started with tide free and eventually had the stinks and a lot of buildup. It could be the rash is coming from that? I stripped them then went with tide ultra powder...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-13-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,397
Posted By rookiemtnmama
Love this thread! Thanks for all the great...

Love this thread! Thanks for all the great ideas...wish I had more to share!
Forum: Diapering   01-20-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By rookiemtnmama
I also like 7th generation. It is what we use...

I also like 7th generation. It is what we use when she's not in cloth :)
Forum: Babywearing   01-06-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 741
Posted By rookiemtnmama
I hated my Ergo for hiking but that may be...

I hated my Ergo for hiking but that may be because I am only 5 feet tall and I never felt like it was the best carrier for me for long hikes. No matter how much I adjusted the straps it never felt...
Forum: Diapering   12-19-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 931
Posted By rookiemtnmama
Ps- there r NO stupid cd questions! It can be so...

Ps- there r NO stupid cd questions! It can be so confusing and it seems there is always something new to learn!
Forum: Diapering   12-19-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 931
Posted By rookiemtnmama
I would skip the newborn size too. I also love...

I would skip the newborn size too. I also love Thirsties covers and thirsties bamboo prefolds are AWESOME! I liked hook and loop when my daughter was really small but once she became more mobile I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-20-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 3,030
Posted By rookiemtnmama
I followed the directions and would LOVE to win...

I followed the directions and would LOVE to win an Oak Meadow curriculum! My daughter is a preschooler and ever so eager to learn!!
Forum: Montessori   10-08-2013, 05:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By rookiemtnmama
Tracyamber- Could you tell us who the author of...

Tracyamber- Could you tell us who the author of "Montessori Activities for the Home Preschool Years" is please? I'm having a hard time finding that one. Thanks so much for your suggestions!!
Forum: Diapering   06-20-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 555
Posted By rookiemtnmama
Also, I when I'm loading the washer I just empty...

Also, I when I'm loading the washer I just empty the wet bag inside out into the washer and don't have to touch a single poopy diaper!
Forum: Diapering   06-20-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 555
Posted By rookiemtnmama
I use a stainless steel step can with lid and it...

I use a stainless steel step can with lid and it has a plastic bin inside...like your typical stainless trash can does. I put a big Planetwise wet bag inside the plastic bin, just like you would...
Forum: Diapering   04-28-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,122
Posted By rookiemtnmama
Sometimes I use vinegar and a combo of dryer and...

Sometimes I use vinegar and a combo of dryer and line drying when it's warm enough, which is a small part of the year in VT! I never dry on high. I used Charlie's soap for a long time, but recently...
Forum: Diapering   04-20-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,122
Posted By rookiemtnmama
...and more specifically, I mean the PUL seems...

...and more specifically, I mean the PUL seems to be leaking through in some of them. They are snaps so it's not a velcro issue.
Forum: Diapering   04-20-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,122
Posted By rookiemtnmama
I have some Thirsties AIOs that may have reached...

I have some Thirsties AIOs that may have reached their end after just over 1 year of use, which is really frustrating since they were so expensive! Anyone else have experience with Thirsties AIOs?
 
Forum: Babywearing   03-27-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,128
Posted By rookiemtnmama
I LOVE my Maya ring sling...definitely my go- to...

I LOVE my Maya ring sling...definitely my go- to carrier!!
 
Forum: Babywearing   03-27-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 421
Posted By rookiemtnmama
I have an unbelievably short torso! Funny you...

I have an unbelievably short torso! Funny you should say that, because that is exactly what I was thinking. Kelty backpack carriers are too big as well. Even with the straps as tight as they go I...
Forum: Babywearing   03-25-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 421
Posted By rookiemtnmama
I would also love to know if anyone has had luck...

I would also love to know if anyone has had luck with a Boba...
Forum: Babywearing   03-25-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 421
Posted By rookiemtnmama
I'm also 5' even and can't wear my Ergo for very...

I'm also 5' even and can't wear my Ergo for very long without one leg getting numb. I love my Maya ring sling though!
 
Forum: Diapering   03-22-2013, 04:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By rookiemtnmama
If your washer has an "auto soak" option I might...

If your washer has an "auto soak" option I might try that with some RLR laundry treatment...that's what I use when my diapers have the stinkies. Maybe stripping them will strip the smell too? Good...
Forum: Women's Health   12-05-2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 395
Views: 4,254
Posted By rookiemtnmama
Liked GAIA and Mothering on Facebook!

Liked GAIA and Mothering on Facebook!
Forum: Women's Health   12-05-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 395
Views: 4,254
Posted By rookiemtnmama
We LOVE GAIA products!

We LOVE GAIA products!
Forum: Diapering   08-29-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 831
Posted By rookiemtnmama
I have 2 Kawaii Goodnight Heavy Wetters that I...

I have 2 Kawaii Goodnight Heavy Wetters that I use for overnight. I am not crazy about how humongous they are (with both inserts) on my daughter, but they are one of the few cloth diapers that...
Forum: Diapering   02-06-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 550
Posted By rookiemtnmama
I also love Thirsties covers with hemp/cotton...

I also love Thirsties covers with hemp/cotton prefold inserts. I've really only tried 2 kinds of AIOs- fuzzibunz and swaddlebees. Fuzzibunz have leaked so much that I've stopped using them...
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