Tuesday, April 10, 2012

All About Cloth Diapering When You're Straight Up Poor

You may have looked at cloth diapering before and decided that you just couldn't do it. Maybe you thought it would be too much work with all the special care they require (not!) but you probably just saw some figures estimating what a diaper stash would cost you, which usually looks something like $350 or more for a decent amount of diapers. Yes, they will pay for themselves over disposables, but a lot of us just don't have the funds to make an initial investment like that.

Recently, I read a statistic on Green Mountain Diapers that said the average income of families who cloth diaper is over $95,000 a year! (I'll be darned if we fall anyway near into that income bracket. Try around $15,000 a year.)

So why is this? Unfortunately, it's people with higher education and more money that have the information and resources to commit to a decision like cloth diapering.

For those of you out there like us, I want to outline how to get cloth diapers for cheap, how to use and care for them easily, how to sell or swap ones that just don't work well for you, and more. It doesn't have to cost hundreds of dollars!

NOTE: This is a LONG post! But it's important! If you need to save money and you have babies/will have babies, you need to read this. It's free to read!

Friday, January 20, 2012

DIY Kitty Litter & How to Toilet Train a Cat

If you ever thought it ridiculous to pay for something for your cat to crap on, you might consider making your own cat litter. Bonus - it's more sustainable!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Baby Carriers: A Review & How I Made My Own

I knew even before I got pregnant that when I had a baby, I would hold him as much as possible. I also knew that this would be hard! That's why, when I did get pregnant, I went ahead and bought a baby carrier. I've now tried several and read many reviews about all the types of carriers. I thought it would be wrong of me not to share the results with those of you who may be interested in using a carrier, because figuring all this stuff out was a pretty painful process (both literally and figuratively). These have been my findings. I hope you find them useful.