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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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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 …

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 …

Gift Basket Ideas for Baby Shower – The Perfect Gift

This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you if you purchase through the links. I know whenever I am invited to a baby shower, I always want to give a truly appreciated gift. I’m sure we all feel that way with any gift we give for any occasion, but I don’t know–there’s something about …