Stretch marks, ugh!
That's what I thought when I developed the "stripes" around my 8th month of pregnancy. No matter how much cocoa butter, emu oil, lotion or whatever concoction I lathered ever since I got pregnant, I still got them which goes to show that genetics play a big part in this. Strangely enough my mother (who birthed 5 kids) does not have any to stretch marks. So unfair. I think my sisters and I got that from our father side (curses!)
I've found some home remedies that might help lighten the marks, though I haven't really tried them myself.
After her nap, I found Ash with one side of her Velcro nappy undone. This spells trouble for us since most of our nappy stash are Velcro or hook and loop closure type and only a handful are snaps. I don't think this would deter me from buying mostly Velcro nappies though since this gives Ash the best fit and it's the easiest to use for my mom and hubby. I only hope I can teach her NOT to undo them or would I one day be surprised to see her running around the house half naked?
A few days ago Ash fell off the bed during one of her naps. I was in the other room doing some online work when I heard a different cry from her usual mommy-I’m-awake-and-hungry cry. It was more like ouch-I’m-hurt-and-I-need-help cry. I’m not sure how to explain it really, it’s more of a feeling I think. Anyway, when she started rolling around on the bed, I was so scared that she’ll one day fall off the bed second I take my eyes off her, so I’ve barricaded the bed with pillows to prevent that. But unfortunately, that didn’t work.
Between a snap diaper and a hook and loop diaper closure, I prefer the latter, since this gives my daughter a better fit compared to a snap closure. This is what led me to purchase some Coolababy cloth diaper with hook and loop closure.
comes with washing instructions.
This is a review for Coolababy pocket diapers in hook and loop closure. The inner lining is made with Bamboo Charcoal fleece. This is a one size diaper (supposed to fit babies from about 8-30lbs.) with a 4-step rise (small, medium, large and x-large) and crossover hook and loop tabs. Waterproof outer layer made with PUL.
They can be purchased through eBay or aliexpress and are available in either snaps or hook and loop. You have the choice between regular microfleece inner lining (white) or Bamboo Charcoal fleece (gray) which are both stay-dry. They also have them with double gussets but those only come in snaps.
While I was pregnant, this was one of the companies I tried to contact because I knew I wanted to cloth diaper my baby and I also wanted to use products made here in the Philippines.
Baby Jill’s was one of the few local companies I contacted. Since I was new to this cloth diaper world and I could not find any reviews on their product, I had a lot of questions. Unfortunately, I felt that none of the answers they gave me were satisfactory.
So I moved on.
It’s only recently that I was able to finally order a few of their waterproof pocket diapers and try them for myself. Here’s my review:
It's been over a year since I purchased these and I still use them. They've held up pretty well. There are some signs of wear (of course) but they still look good and more importantly, still functional.
They're made of soft cotton flannel and measure 2.5” x 6” and the snaps are made of plastic but durable.
These are the everyday liners which are smaller and can only be used on days when you don't have a period.
It's not as hard to use as I thought. It's simple. It's economical and eco-friendly.