Monday, May 24, 2010

We Have Moved

We have moved! Please go to to continue to follow my story and read information on cloth diapering!

We Have Moved

We have moved! Please go to to continue to follow my story and read information on cloth diapering!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Muttaqin Baby Newborn Fitteds Review

This is my review of Muttaqin Baby (or fondly known as Mutts) newborn fitteds. I tried these on my son when he was about a week old and 7 lbs. These diapers are made with a cotton knit outer, a bamboo fleece soaker, and a cotton velour inner. They retail for $15 on the Muttaqin Baby website.

My attraction to this particular diaper, aside from the cute prints, was the snap down on the front of the diaper for the umbilical cord. Here is a picture of my son Jace at a week old and 7 lbs.

The Pros:

Snap down for umbilical cord helps keep cord from being irritated.
Bamboo soaker is absorbent and snaps in/out diaper for faster drying time.
Velour inner is soft.
Fits very nicely under newborn size covers.
Very stretchy and has ability to fit larger newborns and into the first few months of baby's life.
Price is reasonable and if you sign up for Muttaqin Baby newsletters you can get a heads on up sales.
Prints are super cute : )

The Cons:

The soaker is long and while this can be a pro for use as the baby gets older, it is a con for the very newborn stage. I had to fold the soaker over in the front making it a bit bulky.
The umbilical cord snap down would have been better if it snapped down a little farther. While it did do it's job, I feel that if it was snapped down lower it would have worked better.

Overall I would give this diaper a 5 star rating. The customer service for Muttaqin Baby diapers is amazing. I have emailed Michelle the owner on a few occasions and she is extremely helpful. The craftwomanship of these diapers is awesome. If you are in the market for newborn fitteds I recommend trying these.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Life With An Infant and Toddler

When I found out I was pregnant again, I knew it was going to be challenging. Having a 2 year old and a toddler can be difficult and sweet all at once. On one hand I have my sweet little baby who loves to snuggle and cuddle, and on the other hand I have my toddler who is a great ball of energy and doesn't like to stay still! They both need different things from me and it has become a fine balancing act.

I love my 2 year old, Bastian. He is sweet and super intelligent. I swear the day Jace was born his vocabulary grew tenfold. He is also a huge handful. Out of all my children he has the most energy and I guess he's what they call "high spirited". I call him crazy, lol. He loves to ride his push around trike and get on two wheels, go on his older brothers ramp with it, run around the house in a fury of energy, or just start knocking things over for fun. Gotta love him, but boy do I need patience for him!

Then there's Jace who is now going to be 5 months old in a few days. He is as sweet as can be! He is starting to show more interest in toys and loves to be held and snuggled. I really love babies. They are so sweet and innocent and just love you so much. And Bastian just adores him too. Sometimes I wish I had more time to just sit and relax and hold him and take naps with him like I did with Bastian. He really loves to be around all the action though.

As time has gone by and Jace has gotten older, things have gotten a little easier. Bastian is adjusting to not being the baby anymore, but I don't think he likes the idea of sharing toys very much. When Jace was very little I was very lucky to have my husband home for an extended period of time. I really don't know what I would have done without him! Bastian was acting out a lot then and I had a long recovery time. After four babies my body was tired! I had a lot of time then to relax and snuggle, which was awesome.

Now that it's just me and the two babies at home all day, it is definitly alot of work. Keeping Bastian busy is pretty difficult. He's not one of those kids that will just sit and play with toys (I had two of those before him). He likes to be active and it's hard when it's cold or raining outside. Luckily Jace naps often and that leaves me time to get things done around the house or play with Bastian. I am really looking forward to when they can play together!