Sunday, May 22, 2011

A new light on diapers

so i decided to make some more diapers today after discovering a few had died...and i mean completely kaput lol shot elastic, snaps riping right out! sad sad stuff.

well i decided to do a snap in liner BUT its a pocket! sooooo if i use it for at home day time i put something less absorbent if its overnight or going out i can put something more absorbent!
so what do you think?

Saturday, May 21, 2011

My review on Tantrums cloth diapers!

The lovely owner miss lexi of tantrums cloth diapers ran a contest on her Facebook fan page( and guess what?! I won! woot woot.

Ok ill start with the basics!

First and foremost this woman is incredibly nice, has awesome communication and super fast about shipping!

this is a OS (one size but dosent have any snap down sooo im thinking more of a large/medium)

great quality stiching

lovin the enclosed elastic, iv had more then my share of dipes with loose elastic and they always leaked

plenty of snas

one downside is unhidden snap backs

double wing snaps which i love! but i would want at least one more row and maybe even a snap over option, we had

"wing drop" after a few spins and jumps lol
i love the double bamboo liners they are so absorbent even after just a few prep washes! plus i love the minky backing, its alot easier on sensitive buns (like my two lol)

ok now are you ready for some action!
first on my 24lbs 18 month old son!

and now on my 30lbs 33 month old! (both kiddos are on the smallest setting!)

Over all reveiw:
  • Quality stitching and serging
  • absorbent
  • great communications
  • great weight maximum
  • wing drop
  • unhidden snaps on belly
  • lack of wing snaps
My rating 4 out of 5

i think there are some things that could be improved but see a ton of potential for a even more awesome diaper!

Do i recommend it?
yes! i defiantly would, over all i think its a great dipe and works great now, i can only imagine how it will be a year or so from now.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Healthy living starts early!

How do you get active with your kids? Is it important to eat healthy and exercise?

Growing up we always took public transportation so there was a lot of walking, as i got older i would bike or skate anywhere within a one hour riding distance. I think that probably helped me maintain a healthy wait and energy level.
my kids have never been on a bus or train (tho we will be taking a train for my daughters birthday since she loves her choo choo ;) ) so in essence they dont HAVE to do much physical activity. So iv put together a great "work out" schedule for me and the kids! we walked around our neighborhood today and then went to the park to relax with some cold water! tomorrow we will play whatever the kids come up with with 3 balls!
heres our little adventure this morning!
luna decided to ride!

Kazu was trying out the new insoles i put in shoes

cooling off with some nice water!

the top is from last year!

kazu says EXERCISE

I asked some moms and heres their response!

  • "Buy a good stroller and get in the habit of taking evening walks. Good exercise PLUS it calms the baby."

  • "Make as much of your food from scratch as possible. Because my mom did it, I do it, and that means less sodium, lower calories, and more nutrients in your meals. Plus, food tastes better! You know what's in your food! You can also teach your children about proper portions sizes and how to make healthy foods for themselves and making healthy choices through time together in the kitchen. It's never too early- my son is 2 and he "helps" me with dinner many nights, as well as with other meals."

Monday, May 16, 2011

boys and toys

Iv never pushed any gender specific toy on either of my two kiddos. I just follow their cues, and while my son does enjoy playing daddy

he also loves his cars!

and same goes with my daughter :)
she can be very nurturing

but shes also a fan of soccer!
so my question to you as parents or parents to be is. what is your veiw on toys that are typically gender specific?

Sunday, May 15, 2011

bubbles, dogs, and kisses galore!

saturday my sister and her girlfriend came over to visit! we hadent seen them in what felt like FOREVER! but it was a absolute BLAST!

bubbles are the best!

some puppy love!

snack time! he chowed down on those cheetoes!

and whats better then side walk chalk!

and at the end of the day there sure to let us know ;)