April 26, 2013

PCOS to Pregnancy: The Ovulation Diet

I'm counting the days until ovulation and crossing my fingers and toes that this month is the month! So, I'm doing everything I can in my power this month to make sure it happens! Of course, I don't have complete control, but it can't hurt to try right! I've researched some ways to help with pregnancy while ovulating and have found the ovulation diet! Okay, so there isn't a real ovulation "diet", but if you are trying to get pregnant, these foods can only do good while ovulating!

Beans - According to research women have an easier time getting pregnant when consuming a diet high in plant protein.

Ice Cream or other whole milk products - One to two servings daily will help protect against ovulatory infertility.

 Leafy Greens - Eat your salads! Leafy greens are full of folates which is good for both you and your husband! The folates lead to healthier sperm which leads to a reduced chance of miscarriage.

Pumpkin Seeds - full of iron! You could substitute this with other foods full of iron or take an iron supplement. Research shows that women who take an iron supplement have an easier time to getting pregnant.

Olive oil - Olive oil reduces inflammation which can interfere with ovulation.

Salmon - Salmon is full of omega 3 fatty acids which help regulate your reproductive hormones and increase blood flow to your reproductive organs.

Looks like it's a week of healthy eating for me offset with a bowl or two of ice cream daily!

Source: Parents Magazine

I'm Jenny, the mama behind the blog Cloth Diaper Revival.   I'm a stay at home mom to Noah and a wife to Chas, the cloth diapering dad.  I used to be a 3rd grade teacher until I was blessed with the birth of my first child, Noah. I'm currently trying to conceive my second child while struggling with infertility due to PCOS. This series covers my journey and my experiences along the way.

April 25, 2013

BumGenius Diaper Comparison: 4.0 Onesize Pocket vs. Freetime AIO

BumGenius diapers are some of the best selling diapers on the cloth diaper scene! There are a few different styles to choose from. It can be hard to decide what is best for you. Here's a look at the 4.0 and the Freetime.

4.0
The 4.0 is a pocket style diaper. The diaper has a PUL outer layer and a suede cloth inner layer. It comes with two microfiber inserts, a small newborn insert and a larger one-size insert with a snap down sizing system. The 4.0 fits from 8-35 pounds and has a snap down rise for size adjustment. This diaper comes in both hook and loop and snaps.

To use this diaper you will need to stuff the inserts inside the rear pocket before use. You will need to remove the inserts before washing.

Cost: $17.95


Freetime
The Freetime is an all-in-one style diaper. The diaper has a PUL outer layer and two microfiber soakers attached, one at each end. The soakers are lined with suede cloth that goes against your baby's skin. This diaper fits from 8-35 pounds and has a snap down rise for size adjustment. This diaper comes in both hook and loop and snaps.

To use this diaper you just make sure the soakers are laying flat in the diaper.

Cost: $19.95

So which do you choose? Honestly, these diapers are very similar. They use the same materials and at first glance, you won't be able to tell a difference when your baby is wearing the diaper. It's a great deal to get the Freetime for only $2 more and not have to worry about stuffing diapers when doing diaper laundry. A benefit to the 4.0 is you can stuff more into the pocket to boost absorbency or use a natural fiber insert. Also, microfiber wears down over time and needs to be replaced. Replacing the inserts for the 4.0 is going to much easier than removing the soakers and replacing them in a Freetime.

Have you tried both? Which do you prefer?

April 23, 2013

Trophy Tuesday: Win a Fuzzi Bunz Diaper Tote or save 15% when you order one this week!

 
diaper tote
This week we're giving fans and readers an awesome change to win a great product.  The Fuzzi Bunz Diaper Tote!  Perfect for the bathroom, small bedrooms, diaper bag, in the car and more.

The FuzziBunz® Diaper Tote provides a secure and convenient way for you to store your soiled FuzziBunz® diapers when on the go. Simply put your dirty FuzziBunz® diaper into the diaper tote, zip the top and then store until you can transfer the diaper and tote into your diaper pail at home. Choose from a variety of colors to match your FuzziBunz® diapers!

**Wash your FuzziBunz® Diaper Tote with your FuzziBunz® diapers for added ease and convenience *

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This week one lucky winner will receive a FuzziBunz Diaper Tote Wetbag in the color of their choice.  Or you can order a FuzziBunz Diaper Tote this week and save 15% off at checkout, only at Cloth Diaper Outlet.

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Winner of our Capri Diaper Cover Giveaway is...

Thank you all again for entering our weekly giveaways.  This weeks winner of a Capri Diaper Cover has been selected and we can't wait to ship her prize.

We had a lot of entries but Rafflecopter decided upon Abigail N!  Abigail has been contacted by email.

Thank you all for entering!