September 2, 2011

What I dreaded most about potty training.

After you have a baby you get pretty used to the yuck factor.  You get barfed on, pooped on, drooled on and then some.  Things just don't stay as clean as they used to and you get accustomed to it to a certain extent.

But pottytraining...there was one thing that I hated, in fact with my sons I almost was able to avoid it completely.

It was...the child size potty.

With my daughter, my first child, I was eager to start her early so we bought a potty before she was even two years old. Wrong move!  Once you show them what that potty is for then they insist on taking their diapers off all day long and sitting on it.  So you've got them stripping down, regardless of whether they have on a dirty diaper and regardless of whether they need to potty.  Frustrating!

Then, when they do have to potty even just a drop, they use the child size potty.  So it seemed like I was cleaning it a million times a day.  I hated that thing!

My other serious complaint about THOSE potties was the "bowl" design.  Once your child sees that you lift the bowl out after they potty and carry it to the toilet it all goes downhill from there.  Next thing you know you're folding laundry and your toddler comes running across the room with a bowl of pee and poop sloshing all over the carpet and themselves.

Of all the potties I prefer the all-in-one kind.  I think my kids were less likely to try and carry it on their own or dump it on their own.

Another option that I switched to and worked for us was the potty seat that sits on the adult toilet.

So am I the only one who's kids try to dump their own potty and make a horrible mess?  What do you despise about potty training?

August 31, 2011

Focus on Palm Tree Onesize Diaper Covers and a Giveaway! CLOSED

 Have you heard of Palm Tree Onesize Diaper Covers yet?  They're a Cloth Diaper Outlet and Natures Nappies exclusive product and we think they're the bees knees!  They provide excellent leak and mess prevention with their super comfortable leg gussets and they're also a onesize cover which means they fit from birth through potty training.


  • One Size - Fits babies approximately 7-35 lbsPalm Tree diaper cover tuck flap
  • Tuck Flap - helps secure prefolds and flat diapers inside the cover
  • Snap Closure - snaps last practically forever
  • Aplix Closure - easy to fasten and highly adjustable
  • Bright Colors - Seven great colors for an adorable diaper bottom
  • Two-Layer PUL - our waterproof fabric hides the laminate between two layers of soft fabric
  • Gentle Elastic - our super-gentle elastic is durable yet won't leave red marks
  • Warranty - our 60 day warranty guarantees your investment is safe (see below for details)

MSRP, $9.99 each

*Use with your favorite flats, prefolds or fitteds!

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We're giving I Love Cloth Diapers readers a chance to win a Palm Tree Onesize Cover of their own!  Enter via the Rafflecopter form below.

August 30, 2011

Winner of the Kawaii Bamboo Minky Onesize Diaper is...Heather M!

This marks the close of another successful Trophy Tuesday Giveaway!  This week we gave away a Kawaii Bamboo Minky Onesize diaper, perfect for overnight and heavy wetters.  We had over 600 entries via our Rafflecopter form, thank you all for your interest and for being a fan!

Rafflecopter chose the winner and it was Heather M!  Congrats!  Heather please check your email for a winners notification from us and to claim your prize!

August 29, 2011

Trade In Your gently used cloth diapers for credit toward new ones!

Is is that time?  Time to buy the next size up, try a different style or perhaps you'd like to earn credit towards purchasing non-cloth diapering items?

Don't forget to check out Cloth Diaper Outlet's Gently Used Cloth Diaper Buyback Program!  Not only can you purchase certified pre-owned diapers, often in excellent like-new condition, but you can also sell yours back to us!  They don't have to be an item you purchased from Cloth Diaper Outlet!

For more details on how to send in your items please visit out Reduce, Reuse, REUSE Buyback Page.  There you'll find information on what we do and do not accept, how and where to send them in and more about how the process works,

We even have Guidelines for receiving the maximum credit possible and a Trade In Value Chart!