Monday, December 30, 2013

Diaper safe rash cream

I decided to make a Cloth diaper safe rash cream .. I use it everyday to prevent rash as well .. Since using it, my LO hasnt had a rash at all... and I never had to strip my diapers using this.

Here's what you need 

2 tablespoon of beewax
3 table spoon of coconut oil
2 table spoon of sesame oil
2 tablespoon shea butter
6 drops of Grapefruit seed extract
2 teaspoon of vitman E  (optional)
4 drops of essential oil (whatever want most popular is lavender or teatree oil)(optional)

 Grate the beeswax (2 tablespoon)

mix everything in a double boiler EXCEPT  the vit e and essential oil 

once everything is melted pour in container then add vit e and Essential oil
mix let sit for 30 min to harden 

All done

As you can tell I use the same stuff I used in my wipe solution ..

Grapefruit seed extra.... natural antiseptic. Antiviral and anti-fungal agent, Promote healing, and prevent yeast infection

Beeswax.. Used for harden, as well moisturizering, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-allergenic, and germicidal antioxidant
Shea butter... Moisturizer, Helps heal damaged skin, Helps restore skin's own elasticity

Sesame oil... Antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal

Coconut oil... Antibacterial

Vitman E... Antioxidant that protects and repairs your skin

Essential Oil.. Scent and other reasons depending on what you choose

 I didn't add tree oil to this cause I use it in my wipes solution .. I used lavender EO cause I like the smell. 

Hope this help .. Let me know if you make some and if it works for your LO 

Friday, December 27, 2013

My first diaper stash ... And my stash now

I started cloth diapering oct 1, 2013

I started off with 4 bumgenius 4.0 and started building from there 

From oct to the end of nov my stash consist of 

6 bumgenius 4.0
6 freetimes
6 sunbaby pocket diapers
6 diapers I made
4 flip covers
4 g diapers
1 thirsty cover 
10 flour stack towels 
12 Green mountain diapers prefold

This was a good stash to start with but I found out pretty soon I hated stuffing pocket diapers and liked all in ones way better. Once I figure that out I decided to sell all but 2 of my pockets and all my g diapers so I can buy more all in one. This is what I sold 

My new stash consist of 

14 freetimes all in one
8 nicki bamboo all in one
2 bumgenius 4.0
1 Simplex 2.0
1 nicki pocket
1 grovia all in one

4 flip cover
2 blueberry cover all cover
1 rumparooz cover
1 thirsty cover
1 thirsty duo cover

12 green mountain diaper prefold ( made 3 into fitted) 
10 gerber Birdseye prefold ( that I'm making into fitted) 
3 fitted I made 
I also have 8 bamboo/hemp inserts that I made 

Here's a pic.... This is most of what I have right now 

All I want now to complete my stash is 3 very absorbent fitted and I custom diaper but I'm not sure what I want for my custom yet. Once I get that I think I would have the perfect stash. 

What do you have in your stash? What type of diaper do you like best? 

Prefold to fitted with a regular sewing machine

Prefold to fitted 
have about 20 prefold and I will say I use about 10 of them .. So i decided to make my other 10 into fitted that LO can use as night fitted since he's peeing through everything now. 

I searched the internet and all I could find was tutorials on how to make prefold into fitted with a serger which I don't have yet (but plan to get one soon) then I found Arfy tut and it was perfert here's the link
I made a small adjustment cause I wanted the wings to be longer but her tutorial was exactly what I was looking for 

This is what you need
Braided elastic
Safety pin
Any diaper pattern( or you just free hand) 
And a regular sewing machine 

First thing I did was make the lines for where I need to cut for the wings I kind of freehand it but I did use the pattern to help with the curves
Then cut it just enough for the two part to come together and wings are flat like this 

Then cut the front wing so you can attach it to the back wings to make them longer 

Sew the middle part together then turn rt side out 

Sew piece to the back wings 

Sew casing for elastic and zig zag wet zone down

Zig zag wings close
Cut elastic .. I normal cut elastic the length of one of the side of the casing and then cut that in half 

Tack elastic on the outside of each casing then thread through with a pin the tack again 

All done ...  I normally use a snappi to keep it close .... What you think??? 
if you make one please post a link to the picture, I would love  to see how it comes out ... 

If you have questions please asks 

Reuseable cloth wipes

I posted about a cloth wipe solution so I figure I should post about cloth wipes too. 

I normally use cheap baby rags that I brought from Marshall's which are 12 for 3.00 but I decided I wanted a few pretty ones .. I had some left over flannel and my LO out grew all his baby towels so I decided to pair the two up to make some cute wipes. 

This is what you need

A baby towel ( any other terry fabric is to thick) 
Some flannel ( I used a half a yard)
Sewing machine

I cut my my flannel 8x8
And my towel 7.5x7.5 cause it stretches a lot

Place them on top of each other with good side facing each other .. It really doesn't matter with the terry fabric

Sew the sides and leave a small whole for turning 

Turn right side out and top stitch

All done 

Have you made any cloth wipes? How did you make it. 

Monday, December 23, 2013

Cloth wipes solution to help prevent rash

So I've been using cloth diaper since oct when Kedar turn 3 months and was able to use one size(OS) diapers.... I just love it. I figure if I'm going to use cloth diapers I might as well use cloth wipes so I can throw everything in one pail.

I normally use regular cheap baby rags that I brought from Marshall for wipes. Then I researched online different solution. The main thing I wanted from my solution was making sure it was rash preventive. 

Here's what I have in my solution 
I use a 7oz peri bottle that I got from the hospital in it is

6oz of water
1 TBS of sesame oil .. ( Anti fungal)
1 TBS coconut oil ... ( Anti bacterial)
4 drops of tea tree oil  .. (Disinfective)
4 drops of grapefruit seed extract (Prevents yeast) 

It works great and keep my little one butt clear 

Friday, December 20, 2013

Yummy!! Lacatation Cookies

Lacatation Cookies... Yummy!!
I just love being a mommy and Kedar is just a perfect little baby that loves his mommy milk.
I've been nursing since dy one and I have a really good supply but lately I've been having a lot of up and down days. So before it gets worst I decided to do something about it. I went online to see what I can do to up my supply and I ran into a recipe for lacatation cookies. 

Here's the recipe 

1 1/2 c. whole wheat flour
1 3/4 c. oats
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3/4 c. almond butter or peanut butter
1/2 c. butter, softened
1 c. flax
3 T brewer's yeast
1/3 c. water
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 large eggs
2 c. (12oz) chocolate chips
1 c. chopped nuts of your choice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit

Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a bowl.
In a large bowl, beat almond butter, butter, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, brewer's yeast, flax and water until creamy.
Mix in eggs.
Gradually beat in flour mixture.
Mix in nuts and chocolate chips.
Add oats slowly, mixing along the way.

Place balls of dough onto greased baking sheets or baking stones.
Press down each ball lightly with a fork.
Bake 12 minutes.

Here's Pics

Monday, October 21, 2013

It cold need to make a sleep sack

I live in atl where the weather is nice most of the year. From November to March it normally between 60-40 degrees, which is not freezing but cold enough. At night it hard for me to sleep with the heat on so I just wrap up in my comforter. Since Kedar is only 3 months and I don't want to cover him with a big blanket, so I decided to make a sleep sack .. This go for about 20-50 dollars in stores. I was going to buy one at first but I felt I could make one for cheap with a cute design and as warm as I want it. 

I went online and found a free pattern here ... I used her pattern but I didn't follow here tutorial cause I don't know how to sew a zip instead I added snaps at the shoulder side and bottom.. I got the top fabric at joann for 5 dollars and the inside fabric at Walmart for 2.50 .. I got a yard of both .. 

Here the finish product ... What you think? 


Him loving it

My Life As A Mom

I decided to blog about my life being a mom because its what I truely am .. I like fashion, crafts, organizing, and cooking so I figure hey why not blog about it all on one blog .. I'm not a big writer so my blog will consist of lots of pictures with little writing .. I realize when I look at blogs I look at the pictures more then writing so why not keep it simple and do just that. Let see how it work out .. Hope everyone enjoys my life in pictures. 

Here's my family
Me and Hubby
My 17 year old Ty
boy twin 9 Jabril
girl twin 9 Zahaira
and that latest addition 3 months old Kedar