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Monday, November 23, 2015 0 comments

Early Black Friday Deals

Nothing makes me happier than being able to get a good deal on the products I love for my favorite mamas and littles in my life. Black Friday deals are already starting! I can't wait to see what the week will bring!

Bebe au Lait Nursing Covers - 50% Off!
All JJ Cole 40% off - diaper bags, paci clips, park blankets (my favorite!), and baby carriers.
JJ Cole Water Resistant Blanket 40% off
Select Ju-Ju-Be Bags 40% off!
FALL DEALS - Ju-Ju-Be Better Be Diaper Bag - 40% Off Selected Prints!
40% off select Aden & Anais products! Perfect presents for any baby!
FALL DEALS - Aden & Anais Bamboo Musy Mate Loveys 40% off
All Moby Wraps 40% off. These will go quickly!
FALL DEALS - Moby Wrap - Organic 40% OFF
Mama needs some spoiling too! All Le Leche League Bras and Products 40% off!
La Leche Waist Nipper - 40% off

Baby Crud Strikes Again

Just as the first big snowstorm of the year was heading toward Wisconsin, our first bad baby cold of winter was also developing at our house. I'm not talking just any baby cold, think more like the daycare plague level. When we heard the first sneezes and coughs over the monitor during Baby Z's nap time, my husband and I looked at each other with scared eyes but neither of us wanted to acknowledge out loud what might be brewing in there.

The sniffles progressed to faucet level drainage and sneezes that produced more lime green mucus than seemed like could fit in her head. If we didn't swoop in and wipe it quickly enough, she was happy to lick it off her upper lip. Her swollen red eyes made her look just pitiful, but we were lucky enough to not have to deal with anything more than a very low fever.

Knowing how to treat a baby cold is always such a tough call. The medicines we've become accustomed to as an adult are a no-go with babies, and for some reason ga-ga doesn't fully communicate everything that's bothering her. So we pulled out all our natural remedies that we've gone to in the past or heard from other families.

We sucked a lot of snot for several days. I never knew that my excellent lung capacity was really preparing me for snot sucking mama days. We prefer a squirt of saline paired with the NoseFrida. Baby Z hates the saline but seems to settle in for the actual sucking part. We think she finds it relieving and knows it will help.

We received a ton of LuSa products when Baby Z was born and they became our go-to treatment option. The petroleum free Chest Rub right before naps and bedtime seemed to both calm her and help her breath better. We rubbed it on the soles of her feet before putting on socks, as well as on her chest. After a few days of the snot faucet, her poor nose was red and raw even though we had tried to use saline wipes most of the time. The LuSa Chin and Cheek Balm seemed to sooth it and helped calm the redness.

Essential oils in a diffuser are common place in our home and we alternated a diffuser with peppermint, lemon, and lavender with a humidifier to help keep the air moist. Baby Z also got to join us in the bathroom while we took showers so she'd benefit from breathing the warm, moist air. She found playing with the toilet paper roll was an added bonus.

After a few days of extra snuggles, fluids, and all of our home remedies, Baby Z seems to be over the worst of it. The only problem now is that she's lovingly shared her germs with mom and dad. I'm sitting here thinking I may need to call Grandma to come suck my snot.

Any good remedies that work at your house that we should try out next time? Let us in know the comments!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 0 comments

Product Review: Planet Wise Reusable Trash Bags

Planet Wise Reusable Trash Bag- To the Point
Have you ever asked for plastic at checkout at the grocery store, just so you have some extra plastic bags to use in small trash cans around the house? When we found ourselves doing just that, instead of using our reusable shopping bags, we took a step back and found a better option with the Planet Wise Reusable Trash Bags.

Just like many of you, one of the reasons we made the leap to cloth diapers when our first baby was born was because we wanted to make a smaller impact on the environment than thousands of disposable diapers would. We were already using Planet Wise products for so many great uses like storing our precious Tula and accessories in a wet-dry bag , keeping snacks handy in the diaper bag with the reusable snack bags, and keeping pumping parts handy and discrete in a wet bag while at work. Why not keep reducing our environmental impact and stop asking for those wasteful plastic bags?
We tried our first Planet Wise Reusable Trash Bag in the baby's nursery to keep the plastic bags out of her reach and found it so handy that now you'll find them in nearly every room of the house. On trash day, we walk around with one plastic bag, easily empty the contents of the Planet Wise Reusable Trash Bag into it, and have saved so much plastic waste! If the liner ever gets dirty from the contents, we pop it in the washer and it's clean and ready to go in no time.
Planet Wise Reusable Trash Bag- Avocado
The bag itself has a waterproof lining inside to keep anything damp from leaking and is even anti microbial so we feel safe using it everywhere from the bathroom to the kitchen. The elastic top of the 5 gallon bag drapes over the edge and keeps the bag solidly in place, even when small curious hands try to pull on it a bit. The cute colors and prints that we can match to every room in our house just add to the d├ęcor, just like this perfect avocado bag to match our jungle themed nursery. We now use our small pail liners in each bathroom and keep one in the office for recycling old papers as well.

The reusable trash bags have easily become one of our favorite Planet Wise products. What's your favorite Planet Wise product to use around the house?

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 1 comments

Have you seen Tinkering and Toolin' Around, the newest Limited Edition Nicki's Diapers prints available for pre-order only? What baby doesn't love to watch over Mom or Dad's shoulder while they use that screwdriver to replace the batteries in their favorite toy? Tinkering is available in an adorable purple while Toolin' Around features the perfect construction cone orange for your handy baby.

These Limited Edition prints are only available for pre-order until 11/16/15 and will ship approximately three months from the close of pre-order.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 0 comments

Nicki's Diapers Released two Blueberry Exclusive Prints

We had a great Nicki's Diapers Exclusive Blueberry print release today.  Introduced were the Farmers' Market and Down By the Bay prints.

Thursday, October 9, 2014 0 comments

Bid on a Jack O' Lantern and Spooky Best Bottom Diaper for charity!

Bummed you missed out on a Nicki's Diapers Exclusive Spooky Best Bottom Diaper? Here is another chance to get one AND support a wonderful cloth diaper charity. Giving Diapers, Giving Hope is a National Non-Profit Cloth Diaper Bank committed to ensuring that parents don't have to choose between food and diapers. We are auctioning off three sets of Retired Jack O' Lantern and Sold Out Spooky Best Bottom Diapers with 100% of the proceeds going to Giving Diapers, Giving Hope

To purchase, simply place your bid for ONE set in $1 increments on our facebook page now through Saturday, October 11th at 11:59pm. Starting bid is $40. Top three bids will be invoiced that dollar amount. If there is a tie, a tie-breaker will be used to determine the winner. 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 4 comments

Moraki One-Size Cloth Diaper Review and Giveaway!

The first time I laid eyes on a Moraki Cloth Diaper was at the ABC Kids Expo back in October. Their beautiful, bright colors and prints drew me in, and after learning about the brand, I knew we had to carry them at Nicki's Diapers! A little bit about Moraki - They are a mama-owned and operated company. All of their products are sewn right here in the USA, California to be exact! They back their products up with not only an 18 month warranty, but also a 30 day wash and wear guarantee! They also have phenomenal customer service. When you email them with any sort of question, they are incredibly friendly and helpful!
Now, onto the fun stuff... the diapers! They have 2 types of diapers, an all-in-one and an all-in-two/pocket. Both diapers feature impeccable workmanship! They fit approximately 7-40 pounds and adjust with rise snaps in the front. Both also have a strip of PUL at the front, which when it comes to cloth diapers for my tummy sleeper, this is a MUST! No wicking at all!

The One-Size All-In-One is lined with incredibly absorbent hemp/organic cotton. While no stuffing is needed, there is a pocket that you could use to stuff additional absorbency in if you needed it for nap or overnight. The hemp/organic cotton soaker is sewn at the top of the diaper and forms a loop for quick dry time. You fold it to change where you need your absorbency. For a boy, I would fold it with the bulk of the absorbency in the front, and for a girl I'd put the bulk of the absorbency in the middle.
Absorbency in Front
Absorbency in Middle
The One-Size All-In-Two/Pocket is lined with super soft fleece and has a pocket you can stuff the included thirty hemp/organic cotton insert into. This will keep baby feeling dry. If you prefer to use the diaper as an all-in-two, simply lay your hemp/organic cotton insert on top and change the insert out when wet or soiled.

The fit on my 30 pound 2 year old was amazing! Nice and trim and not a single leak, even with his super-soaking tendencies! If you're looking to try something new or want a super-cute color or print to add to your stash, I highly suggest giving Moraki a try! Would you like to enter to win one? Check out the giveaway below!