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A Cleft Lip At The Ultrasound – Our Birth Defect Story

One of the scariest days of my life was right around this time (Thanksgiving) three years ago. I was pregnant with my second child, and we had our anatomy scan which revealed a cleft lip at the ultrasound. I knew so little about cleft lips. I remember watching infomercials for Operation Smile or something similar late at night as a child. I associated cleft lips …

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Holiday Cloth Diaper Prints – Festive Fluff Butts!

One of the best features of cloth diapers is how CUTE they are! If there is one thing we do at the holidays, it’s taking pictures of our kids. We love getting kids dressed up in Christmas jammies or adorable sweaters, but what about your cloth diapers? Have you thought about making them festive? Sometimes it can be hard to get ahold of festive diapers. …

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Baby, Toddlers

Primary Kids Clothes – Affordable Quality Basics For Children

This post contains affiliate links which means I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you if you make a purchase after clicking one of my links. All opinions are my own. I remember when I was pregnant with my oldest, one of the first baby items I looked at was clothing at Buy Buy Baby. It is so surreal to look at …

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KiwiCo Tadpole Crate Review – Age Appropriate Projects to Boost Creativity

This post contains affiliate links which means I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you if you make a purchase after clicking one of my links. All opinions are my own and this product was purchased with my own money. When I took the plunge to go part-time at work to be with my kids more, I was honestly a little nervous …

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The 5 S’s For Soothing – Calming Your Inconsolable Newborn

This post contains affiliate links, which means I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you if you make a purchase after clicking one of my links. Back when I was pregnant with my first child, I was reading and researching everything I could about parenthood. I was young (23) and newly married–having a baby so soon was not what I expected. Needless …

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Preparing For A Baby Checklist – Be Ready For Your New Addition

Are you getting ready to give birth to your first child? Or maybe you’re adopting or fostering a baby. Either way, you are probably wondering what it is you really need. This Preparing for a Baby Checklist will help you to make sure you have your most important bases covered. There is something so magical about preparing for your baby–something so surreal about the idea …

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Baby, Savings

Saving Money With A Baby – Do Kids Have To Make You Broke?

For many first time parents, saving money with a baby is something that may be weighing heavily on their minds. According to the USDA, raising a baby costs $12,000 the first year of life, and $12,500+ for each year after that. That is a LOT of money, especially for young couples that may not be fully established in their careers yet. If that is you, …

How To Make Your Own Cloth Wipes Solution – Easy, Cheap, & Soothing

Cloth wipes are something that took me a long time to get on board with. When I was pregnant with my first child, I read all about cloth wipes, but I decided that I would just start by using cloth diapers with disposable wipes and see if I had any interest in it later. I was somewhat overwhelmed by it all, and I figured I …

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10 Best Stocking Stuffers For Babies – Little Gifts For A Little One

This post contains affiliate links which means I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you if you make a purchase after clicking one of my links. Stocking traditions vary a lot from family to family. I know many people that only put oranges in their stockings due to the St. Nicholas legend of gifting gold balls in stockings (that later turned into …

Cloth Diapering Vs Disposable Diapers – Let’s Look At The Facts

In this day and age, it seems like almost any parenting decision is controversial. I also believe our culture is getting more and more sensitive, meaning that if people share a decision they have made and why they chose to do it, other people take it personally as a judgment against those who do something different. At Rocking the Cloth, I want to empower you …