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My journey as a mom, teacher, and Navy wife, one challenge at a time!
He’s finally asleep. You sigh in relief and head back to the kitchen from baby’s room. Then you hear it. Pat-pat-pat. Someone’s walking up the steps to your front door. Nooooooooooo! you harshly whisper. Too late. Ding-dong-ding-dong. Your door bell reverberates around the house. Wah Wah Wah!!!!! annnnnd he’s awake.
What could have prevented this, you ask? A “Please knock, baby is sleeping!” sign by Delight Designs!
Hello! My name is Jessica, and I am the momma behind Delight Designs. I wanted to create cute things for myself, and then others were asking for them as gifts..thus Delight Designs was born in 2011. First it was only “Please Knock Baby Sleeping,” but now I offer over 6 different versions, and I’m always looking for other cute ways to say DONT KNOCK! ūüôā -along with a handful of other cute gifts-
Little bit about Me: Three babies call me Mommy, and I get to share life with my own Superman. Running shoes are on my feet every morning by 6am, and Mint Oreos are my weakness!¬†
Jessica let me choose a sign to review. I decided on the “Shhh…Baby Sleeping!” sign and chose this cute polka dot background.
This wood sign measures about 6″ by 6″ and has vinyl lettering. It’s 3/4″ thick, so it’s quite sturdy.
The sign has two holes drilled in the top and twine attached, so it can be hung. You can hang it on the outside door to warn potential guests and delivery services, or you can hang it on baby’s door as a cute reminder!
This particular sign would be a perfect gift for the new mom or dad! Check out all the different styles of signs and other cute items by Delight Designs on Etsy. Between now and January 31, get 20% off all items! Use coupon code:¬†bellies2babies
One lucky reader will win this adorable sign featured below during the Bellies to Babies giveaway hop, Jan. 5-15!
Note: I received a complimentary sign by Delight Designs to review and¬†was not compensated for this post.¬†I was not asked to write a positive review, and the opinions expressed above are my own and may differ from those of others.
I’m thrilled to introduce,¬†Elizabeth, the WAHM (working-at-home mom) behind Cheeky Bunz, a line of cloth diapers and other fun, necessary items for babies and mamas.
I started making cloth diapers after the birth of my second child! It started out as diapers for my cheeky baby girl, but they were such a big hit amongst my cloth diapering mama friends that I decided to try selling them here! Now almost 2 years later I am making diapers and so much more!¬†
I am the lucky mom of two amazing kiddos.¬†Noah is my 7 year old. He is my budding diaper maker (we started with pillows), but soon enough he’ll be sewing like a pro.¬†Charly is my baby, she is 22 months old and the happiest baby I’ve ever met (I may be biased). She is the model and my inspiration for this business!¬†And of course none of this would be possible without the support of my amazing husband! He has always stood by me and encouraged me to follow my dreams!
Cheeky Bunz Diapers will be expanding beyond cloth diaper accessories. This year will bring bags, children’s clothing, some household linens, nursery bedding and quilts! I will be opening up a brick and mortar shop, opening (hopefully) in June or July here in Albuquerque, New Mexico. -Elizabeth
I was super excited to review a Cheeky Bunz AI2 cloth diaper with a Zorb II soaker!¬†I’ve always been curious about Zorb, and this was my first time seeing the fabric in action!
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AI2 diapers are becoming a quite popular cloth diaper choice. An AI2 consists of two parts: the waterproof outer part that can be used more than once in between washing and an inner absorbent parter (soaker) that is replaced when wet or soiled.
The outside of this diaper is made with waterproof PUL fabric. The inside of the diaper part is lined with bamboo fleece, which is nice and soft against baby skin.
This diaper is one-size. That means, by adjusting the snaps across the front and waist of the diaper, this diaper will fit many babies from birth to potty training. The waist features cross-over snaps for the little, tiny wee ones.
The narrowest point of this diaper is 6″ across. That’s comparable to the majority of cloth diapers I’ve reviewed. BumGenius pocket diapers are 6.5″ across in the crotch.
The Zorb II soaker is 15″ long and made of two layers of Zorb II. There are no snaps on this particular soaker; however, when you purchase an AI2 from Cheeky Bunz Diapers, each AI2 generally includes a snap-in soaker and a lay-in doubler (not snapped). So my experience is slightly different than what you’ll get with your own Cheeky Bunz diaper. In spite of the lack of snaps, I had no issues with the soaker moving around. I found that I was able to customize it just fine. Since it was a bit too long for my son, I just folded over the front.
A reversible fabric with a bamboo/cotton face, Zorb II absorbs¬†moisture 20 times faster than fabrics traditionally used for cloth diapers like bamboo, cotton, or hemp. Zorb II also holds the liquid in better and in greater capacity than other fabrics. Each layer of Zorb II is equal to about two layers of microfiber terry, so if you use the Zorb II doubler and soaker, that’s equal to about eight layers of microfiber terry.¬†All in all…Zorb II is a wonderful fabric for absorbing urine.
I love the adorable elephant PUL. It’s so cute on Baby J!
We got a nice fit around the legs and waist. He could probably wear this diaper on the smallest rise setting, actually; so there’s definitely plenty of room to grow.
I generally change Baby J after he’s worn this diaper for two hours. I put the soaker in the wet bag for washing, and meanwhile let the outer part of the diaper air out for a few hours. When I put it back on him for the second go round, I use a generic doubler or a folded prefold inside as a soaker.
If Baby J wears the diaper for three hours, the soaker starts to get pretty wet in the front. I left the diaper on him for about four hours once, and pee actually leaked through and soaked the seat of his pants and onesie. I’m assuming that if I had the soaker and the doubler both, this probably wouldn’t have happened.
Want your own AI2 by Cheeky Bunz Diapers? Visit Cheeky Bunz on Facebook and Etsy to learn more!
Elizabeth is graciously sponsoring a prize for the Bellies to Babies giveaway hop event that starts this Saturday, January 5!¬†Get a head start on your giveaway entries, by following Cheeky Bunz on Facebook!
Note: I received a complimentary AI2 cloth diaper and soaker by Cheeky Bunz to review and¬†was not compensated for this post.¬†I was not asked to write a positive review, and the opinions expressed above are my own and may differ from those of others.
I’d like to introduce you to Michele Zook, the entrepreneur behind Zookiescrafts. She is one busy lady!~
I am a mom, wife, volunteer, musician, and artist. I was an elementary school teacher prior to having kids and knew that I wanted to stay home with them. My husband’s work schedule is long and erratic at best, so working from home helps to provide some normalcy to our household. I used cloth diapers with our children, so the idea to make my fun diaper covers started there. I also make other cloth diapering items like wet bags and wipes; other baby items like bibs and blankies. Every babe should have a minky blanket! And I also utilize fabric scraps with the reusable baggies and memory games that are in the shop. -Michele
The first thing I noticed about Michele’s well-stocked shop is how cute and creative her products are. The second thing I noticed was the¬†variety of items. This WAHM (working-at-home mom) has a lot to offer…cloth diaper covers, receiving/swaddle blankets, girls’ skirts and dresses, cloth wipes, beanies, wet bags, loveys, crayon wallets, pacifier clips, and more!¬†Michele also is open to custom orders, so contact her on Etsy or on her Web site if you have anything in mind!
Michele sent me a set of six cotton and minky-backed cloth wipes to review.¬†If you‚Äôve never used cloth wipes, read my post on using cloth wipes and wipe bits solution HERE.
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The set comprises two wipes with polka dots, two wipes with black and pink skulls, and two wipes with skulls and barbed wire. The back of each wipe is made of a light pink minky fabric.
Each wipe measures 8″ by 8″, so they’re quite large. In the photo below, I’ve placed one of the Zookiescrafts wipes underneath an OsoCozy¬†wipe, so you can see the size comparison.
I love minky fabric for babies (and myself!). Minky is a very soft, plush, silky-feeling microfiber fabric. It’s generally made of 100 percent polyester. We used these wipes to clean Baby J during changes. We also used them to wipe his runny nose, and his face after he ate. I grabbed one and used it on his high chair tray a couple times, as well. Each time, the wipe worked great for the task. I prefer cloth wipes over disposable, because I think they generally do a better job of cleaning messes. The minky side was very soft against my son’s skin, but the cotton side was fine as well.
We have other cloth wipes that we use, but these ones by Zookiescrafts are definitely thicker and a little bigger. So all in all, they cover a larger area and are more absorbent. And they look adorable! One of the many reasons I chose cloth diapers over disposables is because they’re so much cuter. Why not have the same with our wipes?
The wipes fit nicely in our wipes warmer without having to do any rearranging or weird folding.
Zookiescrafts is having an inventory reduction sale right now! Check them out¬†on their Web site¬†HERE. For updates, follow Zookiescrafts on Facebook and Twitter.
Michele is sponsoring a prize for the Bellies to Babies giveaway hop event that starts this Saturday, January 5!¬†Get a head start on your giveaway entries, by following Zookiescrafts on Facebook and Twitter at the links above!¬†
Note: I received a complimentary set of cotton and minky-backed cloth wipes by Zookiescrafts to review and¬†was not compensated for this post.¬†I was not asked to write a positive review, and the opinions expressed above are my own and may differ from those of others.