*Originally posted February 15th, 2009* Holy Goodness! When was the last time you looked at the prices of baby stuff? [Update: This message is even more important now, as DH is currently laid off and seeking a new job. Enginerd positions, anyone? I’ll give you more specifics if you want to know…] Just FYI, if you missed the memo. I am 14 weeks and almost two days pregnant! [Update 36 weeks and almost 5 days pregnant *wink*] Yay!! We are so excited and just starting to look around at the things we will need. It is completely shocking to find out the prices of the crib, pack ‘n play, high chair, swing, car seat, stroller, glider, and on and on. [Updated to add: DIAPERS!! Which we are going full-time cloth to save $$, but starting out is still a kick to the purse strings. We would also like to get. . .
In my conversations with my sister and research one of the hybrid versions of cloth diapering that I have found is gDiapers. It is great for trips when the laundry is just not easily accessible or for the person is not sure they are ready to go full out into cloth. Well, I wanted to let you know that right now something very exciting is going on… I am getting some and will have a review in the future (when AppleBlossom can show off some gDiapers’ Fluff). Here’s the personal gMum/Dad coupon code we promised: g1478Brons To use your personal gMum/Dad coupon code, add one or more everyday g’s six-pack(s) to your gDiapers.com cart, enter your code and click the “redeem” button. The price will automatically drop from $70 (regular price) to $40. What a sweet deal! Please note, gDiapers.com coupon codes are case sensitive, so make sure to enter. . .
I just wanted to drop a line today to let you know about the brand new brick and mortar Cloth Diaper shop that also sells through an online store, The Natural Baby!! Grand Opening is tomorrow, Saturday, June 27, 2009 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. The shop is located in Watkinsville just outside of Athens, Georgia. I have been talking to one of the owners a couple times through email and she is a delight and I cannot wait to get in her store to look around! But even if you are not in GA, she carries everything online as well and her prices are quite as competitive as the other online CD shops out there! Go look ’em up! Our store in Watkinsville, GA opened in June of 2009 and, like our son, is growing every day! We are conveniently located just 10 minutes from the University of. . .
As I mentioned previously in a post, SisterL is one of my main influences for wanting to go cloth with diapering future with my baby girl (now blogging affectionately named AppleBlossom). I asked her advice on brands and types and the first thing out of her mouth was “Bummis“. She said if I buy anything, I should definitely invest there. So I asked her to be a little more detailed for my readers here so that I could understand and help explain why Bummis is a fabulous choice for CD. I started cloth diapering DD1 (second child) at 3 months with the medium sampler kit from Green Mountain Diapers (before I knew of www.JuliesStuff.com or www.NaturalBabies.com–Karen at GMD still has great things and her guide is great to pass on to new mamas but shipping was always a lot so items had to be on sale to entice me). It. . .
During my pregnancy so far I have been doing a lot of thinking and researching. From gathering coupons to deliberating on the idea of homemade baby food for money savings, I have been in non stop research mode. Trying to eat fresh and sometimes organic when I can afford it to avoiding toxins and things in general that could be bad for me or my baby has kept me busy. Looking into toys that are more than just bright colors and provide some education or tactile stimulation and deciding on colors and furniture for my little one to come has been incredibly long winded. One of the first set decisions that I made was that we are going to breastfeed only and use no formula. The second decision is to cloth diaper, and we will plan to do it full time. I will probably eventually go into detail on many. . .