A Cleft Lip At The Ultrasound – Our Birth Defect Story

By |2020-02-17T20:33:30+00:00November 26, 2019|Baby, cleft, Motherhood, pregnancy|

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. What did this mean for us? We 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 with third world countries where people may not have great access to prenatal care. It didn't take long for me to realize how ignorant I was. I want [...]

Holiday Cloth Diaper Prints – Festive Fluff Butts!

By |2019-11-16T15:39:37+00:00November 16, 2019|Baby, Diaper Reviews|

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. A lot of times they are limited edition, and many of them are retired prints. Here are some holiday cloth diaper prints available now in 2019. These prints will make for some festive photoshoots this [...]

Primary Kids Clothes – Affordable Quality Basics For Children

By |2019-12-18T15:06:13+00:00June 25, 2019|Baby, Toddlers|

This Primary kids clothes review 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 these adorable baby clothes and imagine that something this small could actually fit on someone! While there are a ton of cute outfits out there, it can sometimes be hard [...]

KiwiCo Tadpole Crate Review – Age Appropriate Projects to Boost Creativity

By |2019-05-09T12:10:27+00:00May 9, 2019|Baby, Natural Parenting, Toddlers|

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 about them spending less time at daycare. That may sound silly, but I know at daycare they were doing crafts, socializing, using their imagination, and learning age appropriate things. I was worried I would [...]

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

By |2019-04-02T13:39:30+00:00April 2, 2019|Baby, Natural Parenting|

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 to say, I knew nothing! I didn't even know how to figure out a due date. I remember telling a friend at work a week after I found out that I was pregnant. She [...]

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

By |2019-02-11T02:18:04+00:00February 11, 2019|Baby, Natural Parenting|

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 that soon you will be holding that baby in your arms. If you are pregnant, it's strange to think that there is a person growing inside of you for nine months and you love [...]

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

By |2019-01-08T12:48:04+00:00January 8, 2019|Baby, Savings|

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, just know that saving money with a baby is possible. It involves doing things differently sometimes, but it also means simplifying many things, too. If you are both working parents and plan to send [...]

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

By |2019-03-21T22:31:38+00:00November 29, 2018|Baby, Cloth Diaper Savings, Diaper Accessories, Natural Parenting|

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 was "doing my part" by choosing cloth diapers over disposables, so I didn't worry too much about the wipes. It took me until over a year into cloth diapering my second child until I [...]

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

By |2018-11-28T18:45:06+00:00November 27, 2018|Baby, Gifts|

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 oranges). Other people will put high-quality items or electronics--these gifts don't differ much from what is under the tree; they are just what are physically the smallest. On the other hand, some people use [...]

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

By |2019-01-05T01:16:50+00:00November 19, 2018|Baby, Beginner, Green Home|

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 to make informed decisions. I pride myself on delivering facts and sharing both sides of the diaper debate. There are some convincing reasons to choose disposables, though as you can probably tell from this [...]

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