Buying in bulk can save time and money, and Sam’s Club is the place to go for savings on everything from groceries to toiletries. Did you know Sam’s Club also has tons of great baby deals for parents and caregivers? September is Baby Month at Sam’s Club, so there will be special savings all month long. Disposable diapers, wipes, laundry detergent, snacks, formula, books, toys, and baby gear can all be found at Sam’s Club. If shopping at a warehouse store intimidates or stresses you, don’t let it. Everything was easy to find and the whole experience was great. Read on to find out more about shopping for baby needs and enter to win a $50 gift card from Sam’s Club for your shopping trip.
It isn’t fun to talk about, but bed wetting can be such a frustrating struggle for kids and their caregivers. Our son was potty trained for months, with no accidents during naps or a night when all of a sudden he started wetting the bed again. It was so hard not to get mad and frustrated when we were changing the sheets AGAIN after months of dry nights. When I learned that enuresis (bed wetting) is normal for kids long after the potty training years, I realized we needed to develop a few strategies to make sure we were all getting good sleep and help us conquer bed wetting.
One of the most intimidating things about cloth diapering a child is the actual washing of the diapers. There’s a different routine for every cloth diapering family, but I’ll share the super easy routine that works for us. We tried and tested 11 different types of cloth diapers
and you can read about that by clicking the link.
Here we go. We need a few items for our routine, besides the obligatory washing machine. We use a plastic bucket from Ikea with a lid, bumGenius Diaper Sprayer
, and Country Save
Step One: After The Bear soils a diaper, we spray it off in the toilet with the diaper sprayer. We spray both poop and pee diapers, to help get the ammonia stink out of the cloth. The diaper then goes into the bucket, and the lid stays on til we are ready to wash.
Step Two: We wash our cloth diapers every other day. I turn on the washer on the heavy duty cycle with cold water, and let the water begin to fill. I add 1/4-1/3 the amount of Country Save
detergent I would use for a normal load. I toss the diapers in, making sure the velcro tabs are closed so they don’t get crazy in the wash. Close the lid and run that sucker.
Step Three: After the cold wash finishes, I turn the dial back to heavy duty wash, but this time in hot water, with no detergent. Run it.
Step Four: We pull out the diapers and hang them on the clothesline if it is nice out or from the shower curtain if it is rainy.
And we’re done. We’ve learned a few things over this year+ of cloth diapering. Never soak your diapers because it damages the waterproof liner. Always double check your velcro/hook and loop. Don’t be afraid to start using cloth diapers. You CAN do it.
Do you use cloth diapers? What is your cloth diaper laundry routine?