User Posts: MammaJane
Is Cloth a Hygienic Option Within a Day Care Setting?

At some point or another, a good portion of parents are faced with the issue of finding and placing their infant or toddler in a daycare setting. According to ...

Cloth Diaper Washing Machine Care

When you feel the need to ask - "All Right . . . Who threw the fish in the washer?" then you know it is time for some proper washing machine hygiene.  Why?  ...

Hemp Diapers – What exactly is Hemp?

Most people think of hippies, drugs, or an old Cheech and Chong movie when they hear the word 'hemp.' Although these references may be somewhat correct, they ...

Wool Diaper Inserts and Covers

My first reaction to wool as a choice fabric for diaper covers was less than informed.I was considering an old scratchy sweater my grandfather had graciously ...

Rebecca Talks About How Used Diapers Are The Way to Go!

Rebecca says that used diapers are just as good as the expensive new ones. And, keeping it simple and easy is what this mama is all about. Her little guy, ...

AIO Cloth Diaper

The AIO cloth diaper is probably the easiest cloth diaper to use. AIOs (All-in-Ones) are all one piece, no need to stuff or put a cover over, they are ...

[OVER ] NO BRIGHTENERS GIVEAWAY ~  Cloth Diaper Laundry Detergent Without Optical Brighteners Giveaway!

“NO BRIGHTENERS GIVEAWAY Cloth Diaper Laundry Detergent Without Optical Brighteners Giveaway!” Sweepstakes Official Rules THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS INTENDED FOR ...

How To Make A Diaper Out Of A Shirt – No Sew Method!

Notice the gusset-like tucks in between the legs to contain the messes. The No Sew T-Shirt Diaper If you are not the crafty type, here is a method to ...

Cloth Diapering Twins Made Easy!

Cloth diapering twins is not as hard or as scary as you might think. Cindi has been using cloth diapers for the past 4 1/2 years, first with her daughter and ...

Make Your Own  Cloth Baby Wipes!

It is super easy to make your own cloth baby wipes. You don't even need to go out and buy new fabric since you probably already have what you need around your ...

Best Sippy Straw Cup 2019 ~ Straw Cups For The Cool Cats

Cool Cat™ Stainless Steel Straw Cup Sip in style with this purrr-fect new straw cup Why Cool Cat™? Double walled, insulated stainless steel ...

Robeez Shoes For Your Growing Baby

Robeez Shoes For Your Growing Baby Robeez baby shoes feature a soft sole that cushions, allowing her toes a good grip, to aid her in balance and muscle ...

Homemade Baby Wipes With Coconut Oil Recipe And Instructions

Interested in making your own baby wipes? This recipe is simple and frugal. It doesn't take long and making them this way costs you a fraction of the cost of ...

Homemade Baby Wipes With Coconut Oil How-To-Video

Homemade Baby Wipes With Coconut Oil These homemade baby wipes are easy, economical and work better than commercial ones! Continue To Ingredients And ...

Do Pediatricians Pierce Ears? Yes, But Read This First!! (Our Experience)

I was looking through some photographs of when my daughter was little and realized I had forgotten to write a post about her getting her ears pierced. It's a ...

** WILL SELL OUT ** Seventh Generation Detergent Without Optical Brighteners – CHEAP – 30% OFF

** WILL SELL OUT ** Seventh Generation Detergent Without Optical Brighteners - CHEAP - 30% OFF   Seventh Generation Concentrated Laundry Detergent, ...

TODDLER VS BABY: What is the difference between a toddler and a baby?

Having successfully navigated through several children (and still going),  I realized that there were many changes. The differences are fairly subtle in some ...

FuzziBunz Cloth Diapers Are Easy to Use

This Cloth Mama recommends Fuzzi Bunz Cloth Diapers for their ease of use, but she also uses wool covers whenever she can (and secretly wishes she could outfit ...

Baby Wearing Wrap – Moby Wrap Review

Baby wearing is a wonderful way for parents and babies to bond. The Moby Wrap is a versatile baby carrier which offers comfort for the wearer and the baby. ...

**OVER** Biokleen Detergent Without Optical Brighteners – 108 HE Loads/54 Standard Loads (Pack of 8)

Biokleen Detergent Without Optical Brighteners - 5 Pounds 108 HE Loads/54 Standard Loads (Pack of 8) -- Final Price as low as $61.77 shipped! Here's How: ...

bINK’d Temporary Tattoo Earrings Review

bINK’d (see full line here), a “Mom” created company/product and truly the first of its kind offer temporary earrings that do not require magnets, stickers or ...

VTech Mobigo Touch Learning System Review

My Thoughts The VTech’s MobiGo (see it here) comes installed with the Touch & Learn Game pack which includes four games: Fantastic Forest, Shooting ...

Writing To A Ghost Town? Whats The Point?

What’s the point, Jane?  Why did you start writing?  You know, I’ve asked myself this question hundreds of times in the past several months.  I’ve always been ...

I Blame It On The Sweet Tarts!

After my recent car accident, I have some little nuggets of wisdom I would like to impart to you, my dear friends along with some general musings and probably ...

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  1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the g Diapers Bridget. I liked the few I had. Of course, when I had mine, I wasn’t breastfeeding at the time, so maybe that’s what made the difference??

    Who knows why one type works for one person and not another! It’s great to hear all sides and experiences.

  2. Giveaway has been closed early! I’m not sure why, but this giveaway hasn’t received any comments at all! Therefore we are closing this giveaway and re-evaluating if this is the best way to get our community involved. Maybe its a bad time of year, maybe my readers are not interested in giveaways. Regardless, for now, I am not planning any giveaways in the near future.

  3. Congratulations Jackie Glagola, you were my one and only entry! I will be announcing your name on Facebook and will ask that you PM me your info. Thanks

  4. Congratulations! You are our winner in the #FluffFridayGiveaway – Please Head on over to our Facebook page and PM me your Full Name and Mailing address

  5. has an article on how to remove the optical brighteners, once removed they are gone for good unless you wash the clothes in a detergent that has the brighteners in them again. the article is here: I followed the instructions on that page and switched to this brand – I suppose I should write a post about the huge difference I noticed in my baby’s rashes – lack of. Prior to researching optical brighteners, I used Foca.. cheap and I felt it worked really well. I never associated the “heat bumps” and skin rashes because they were so mild. I just assumed it was baby acne! Now? No baby acne? Weird, huh?

  6. Cheer laundry detergent does not have optical brighteners. Too bad P&G has been minimizing this brand and becoming harder to find. Most stores that carry it will now have liquid or powder, but not both.

    Hi Jonathan,
    I looked into this, as promised and unfortunately, All but one of the Cheer products do have optical brighteners. Here is a list of what I found along with the source:

    The Only one that I found free of optical brighteners was Cheer stay colorful Powdered Detergent – Fresh Clean. This products only brightener” is Sodium Percarbonate which is a combination of sodium carbonate and hydrogen peroxide. This is a chemical and exposure to the pure chemical can cause burns, skin irritation, eye irritations, and even blindness! However, it is not an “optical” brightener. I will be adding this one to our list, Thanks for bringing my attention to this one! Appreciate it!!

  7. Thanks Jonathan! I will look into it. Appreciate your pointing this out to me. It’s really hard to keep up with all of the brands. That’s why user input like yours is so important to me. The more we know, the better we can make educated choices. Hope to hear more from you

  8. Have you tried Facebook? I’m sure there are several “groups” – which are like forums. I would start there. Hope this helps

  9. Thank you, Lindsay, your too kind. Hope to see more of you around here.

  10. Your welcome

  11. You are very welcome! I received your facebook message this morning and will have the “Bambo Nature USA Snuggle Time Both Lotion” sent to you. I have my sister in law take care of shipping the prizes. She is pretty quick at getting them out, so you should have it within a week. If it has not arrived within 10 days, please let me know so I can track it down.

    Just as a reminder, you are still eligible to win future prizes, so please feel free to enter our upcoming promotion.


    PS. We don’t actually have sponsors. I decided when I started this blog that in order for readers to connect with me and feel like they were getting an unbiased view of a product, it would be best if that product was actually something I use and love! I don’t know, I just feel like when I read a blog that has a “sponsored” prize/review, how honest can the reviewer really be.. I mean the blogger needs to stay in good standing with the sponsor/company right? It all feels a little too one-sided to me, so I only promote products I use myself, have tested myself and pay for myself. I think the readers like it that way. 😉

  12. Aww poor little guy. I hope you find something that helps.

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