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What do I really need to buy to get started?

I realized my last post was getting a bit long-winded, so here’s my suggested list of what you need to purchase before you get started.

Absolute necessities:

diapers: at least 1 dozen (I suggest an average of 1 dozen for each day of laundry. So if you launder everyday, 1 dozen; every other day, 2 dozen, etc.)

If you opt for prefold diapers, then you also need covers.  Prefolds & fitteds aren’t waterproof on their own, so a cover is a necessity.  If you opt for pocket diapers or all-in-twos, make sure they either come with inserts or that you have some for your diaper shells.  The shell isn’t absorbent on its own.

That’s it!  Diapers!  Not too complicated there.

Extras that are very nice to have:

Now I don’t call any of the below accessories true necessities, because you can get by without them. (I have customers that just use old shopping bags for their dirty diapers when they’re out of the house, or they use old trash bags for their dirty diapers at home.)  But all of these are nice things to have.   They also make great gifts for people, if you know someone who is going to be cloth diapering.  Often the accessories get a bit overlooked, but they do make life easier.

wetbag: to store your dirty diapers in when you are on the go ($5-21)

pail liner: to store your dirty diapers in at home ($12-16)

cloth wipes: more economical and easier to use if you’re using cloth diapers. With cloth wipes, you don’t have to worry about separating out the wipes from the diapers; they just all go in the same laundry. You can save money by making these on your own.   Flannel works great! ($12-21/dozen)

diaper sprayer: if your baby is on solids, not really necessary until then. ($40)


January 21, 2010 at 2:25 pm 4 comments

PlanetWise’s new limited edition pattern: spring green

We are so proud to carry PlanetWise, and we can’t say enough about how awesome their products are.  The zipper tops and seam-sealing technology really work to keep wetness and odors in, and our own wetbag has lasted well over a year and is still going strong.

So *everyone* managed to notice that I did not yet have pictures of the newest limited edition PlanetWise pattern, spring green.  Today I updated all of my PlanetWise pictures, so everything is up to date.

And here is the spring green:

spring green

In person, it’s a bit darker than it appears here, and a bit less yellow.  I think it’s a nice neutral color, especially if you are a bit burnt out on the more traditional brown/pink & brown/aqua combos that are so popular in kid’s clothing and decor right now.

Also, some of you noticed that Mothering Grace doesn’t carry every pattern in PlanetWise’s line yet.  This is due basically to practicality reasons: with a small store and a small (but growing!) customer base, there just hasn’t been the demand yet to carry every pattern.    In addition, some of the patterns they offer are similar to one another (aqua ambience and aqua swirl, for instance).   I have tried to select a mix of girly, boyish, and gender-neutral patterns, and I hope that you can find something you like now, and that you”ll all be patient with us as we continue to expand our selection!

January 19, 2010 at 10:01 am 7 comments

Week 3 Giveaway

medium wet bagmini wet drybag

This week’s prize: one PlanetWise mini wet-dry bag plus one medium PlanetWise regular wetbag in the pattern(s) of your choice

Why you want this prize: PlanetWise’s patented seam-sealing technology, zippered tops, and cute patterns make cloth diapering on the go easy and fashionable!

Details: winner will be chosen using a random number generator. Deadline for last “comment” is Friday, January 22, at 9 p.m. PST.  Winner to be posted Saturday, January 23, and has 72 hours to claim prize.  If no response, a new winner will be selected and announced next Saturday.

How to enter?

Leave a comment telling everyone what is your favorite PlanetWise pattern?

Other ways to gain additional entries (one extra entry per giveaway for doing any of these things, not per day):

  • Become a fan of Mothering Grace on Facebook
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  • Follow the Mothering Grace blog
  • Blog about this giveaway and leave me the link
  • Follow @motheringgrace on twitter and retweet this giveaway (max of one extra entry per day for retweeting)
  • Comment on other posts during the week (one extra entry per post you comment on)

And in your comment, make sure it either links to a public profile or that you leave an email address where I can reach you if you win!

Good luck!

January 18, 2010 at 1:28 pm 130 comments

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