November 8, 2013

PCOS to Pregnancy: Crying with strangers

I'm happy, I'm hopeful, and right now, I'm in a great place! We all know that at any that can change, but for now...life is good! I was at the doctor's office last week getting my baseline ultrasound done and I saw something all too familiar.

Next to me, a lady was talking to the secretary. She was in tears. She didn't say much, just that she wanted the doctor to call her and tell what to do next. Then we got on the elevator together while she cried. I felt awful for her. I don't know her exact situation, but I know that feeling of disappointment and hopelessness. I wanted so badly to say something but didn't know what to say.

We got off of the elevator and she held the door for. When I thanked her, with tears in my eyes I told her I was so sorry. She didn't say much, just "I didn't know it would be this hard." My heart broke for her. I honestly didn't have any advice for her. Just a couple of weeks ago I was in her place, in the valley, the dip of the infertility roller coaster. It's awful.

I'm sure she felt so alone in that moment, but I wanted so badly to let her know that she isn't. That someone else understands what's she going through and hurts for her. I don't know her name or her full situation, but it's not hard to guess when you're in that office.

When things were bad for me a couple weeks ago, my husband suggested a support group. Gathering with strangers didn't sound like something I would be interested in. Although, after crying with a complete stranger in a parking lot, it no longer sounds so odd.

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.

November 7, 2013

Using diaper creams with cloth diapers

You may have heard there are a few "rules" when using cloth diapers. One of the biggest and most important is to be careful when choosing a diaper cream.

Because you aren't throwing away your diapers, you can't use just any diaper cream. Many of the cloth diaper safe diaper cream. There are many brands available and they work great!
mainstream diaper creams sold at your local drug store contain ingredients that can be problematic for cloth diapers. You want to avoid creams that contain any fish oils or petroleum based ingredients. When using many of these diaper creams, you may find build-up and repelling with your diapers.

If you find yourself in a pinch and must use a cream that isn't cloth diaper safe, a liner is suggested. It is also important to check the diaper manufacturer's recommendations when choosing a cream. Some brands say that no diaper creams are safe (even cloth diaper "safe" creams) and you should always use a liner to protect your warranty.

November 6, 2013

Enter to Win a Wolbybug One-Size Side Snapping Diaper from Change-Diapers

giveaway
Cloth Diaper Outlet is sponsoring a giveaway for a Wolbybug one-size side snapping diaper in Change-Diapers' 4-year blog bash giveaway.

wolbybug

Head over to enter to win a Wolbybug diaper and other prizes!

New Prints & Color for Wolbybug Doorknob Diaper Pails!

wolbybug pail wolbybug pail

Wolbybug's doorknob diaper pail is the only pail you'll need. Hang it on a doorknob (or just about anywhere) or use it as a liner in most trash cans. You'll still be using it long after your diapering days are over, since it is perfect for travel, swimming, laundry and more.

wolbybug pail wolbybug pail

With the addition of 8 new prints and 1 new solid color, you can now choose from 10 prints and 8 solid colors to match any decor or taste.

Shop for Wolbybug hanging diaper pails at Cloth Diaper Outlet!

November 5, 2013

Trophy Tuesday: Win a Wolbybug Doorknob Diaper Pail or save 15% when you order this week!

New Trophy Tuesday Sale and Giveaway! 

Have  you met our Wolbybug Doorknob Pail yet?  It's one of the most affordable and versatile pail liners on the market.  Use in a pail, hang on a doorknob, towel bar and anywhere else you like.

The Wolbybug Doorknob Diaper Pail attaches securely with snaps but still allows the doorknob to function normally.  The pail naturally gaps open just enough to drop in a diaper and is easily washed along with diapers in the washing machine.

Doorknob Diaper Pails are made with waterproof PUL.  For safety, they do not have drawstrings or cords, just elastic and snaps.

Dimensions: approximately 24" long by 22" wide.  They fit well into 13 gallon trash cans.
SALE:  Shop for the Wolbybug Doorknob Pail this week and save 15%!

GIVEAWAY:  Enter to win via the Rafflecopter below and you could win a Wolbybug Doorknob Pail of your choice from Cloth Diaper Outlet!

Open to the USA & Canada.

a Rafflecopter giveaway