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ARCHIVE: June 2008

Lunchtime! Part 2
June 29, 2008 11:28 pm | by

An easy, healthy meal/snack idea for little ones. Frozen mixed vegetables. Served while frozen. Really! Even the child whose nose often turns up at veggies will like them now because they don’t taste like veggies, they just taste like ice. Lily hates peas. She is the only one of my kids who doesn’t like them. But she will happily sit in her high chair and eat frozen peas. To round out and make a meal with some protein and carbs, you can add in some cheese or some browned ground meat of your choice. Rice or some favorite crackers round

 
Why Bamboo?
June 20, 2008 8:42 pm | by

The envorinment may not be my primary reason, but it is at least part of my reason for cloth diapering. I want my kids to grow up in a world that is not bogged down in pesticides and garbage. Having reusable diapers helps to minimize both of those. But cotton can be a picky and pesty crop. It requires a lot of water and often many pesticides, although you can find organic cotton products, they are harder to grow. I live near several cotton fields. The defoliant that is sprayed on them to aid in harvesting is some nasty stuff.

 
Lunchtime! Part 1
June 19, 2008 2:26 pm | by

Toddler Lunch of the Week:Black beansMozzarella CheeseAll Bran Crackers (or other family favorite) Once baby has tried out several kinds of foods and is getting to the “Me Do It!” stage, meals can get messier, but they can also be more fun. In an effort to sneak in a little more protein for Lily I have been putting some beans on her high chair tray while we eat lunch. At the start of the week dumped out and rinsed a can of organic black beans and put them in an easy to reach container. Lunch could hardly be easier! Her

 
10 Reasons I love bumGenius One Size Cloth Diapers
June 14, 2008 11:16 pm | by

1. They are easy. This is about as easy as cloth diapering can get. It is like using disposables only you never have to run to the store or worry about running out. You are just a load of laundry away from having all the diapers you need. They can be put on even a squirmy baby in a flash.. 2. They are cute. bumGenius diapers make little baby bums all rounded and smooth and pastel. 3. They fit under all baby clothes. It seems today that most baby clothes are made with the expectation of slim, trim disposable diapers.

 
10 Reasons I Love Prefolds
June 8, 2008 1:04 pm | by

1. They are cheap. At $2 or less per diaper (depending on size and thickness) this is easily the cheapest way to cloth diaper. You can get enough diapers to get you through your baby’s entire diapering period for less than $100. 2. They are soft. After they quilt up in the first few washes, they are soft and fluffy and comfortable. I know I would be willing to wear them around my sensitive parts if I needed to, so I feel good about my baby wearing them. The Chinese prefolds are very soft, but the Indian prefolds are even