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Diaper Basics 101 - Cloth or Disposable?

You will change thousands of diapers in baby's first year alone. Credit: Sellers Patton, Flickr As you begin your journey into parenthood and the inevitable duties that come with it, just know that thousands of diaper changes are in your future....

Diaper Cakes

A diaper cake isn't really a cake at all. It's made up of dozens of disposable or cloth diapers, layered in such a way that the finished product resembles a tall, white wedding cake. Diaper cakes range from the simple to the elaborate. Rolled up d...

Mom Finds Bullet in Baby's Diaper

When her baby started crying during a midnight service at a Memphis church, Jewell Anderson tried to soothe her with a pacifier. But when the baby continued to scream, she took her into another room to change her diaper. Imagine her surprise when ...

Should Presents Be a Surprise?

Whilst trapped in traffic the other day I overheard a debate over whether or not holiday presents should be a surprise. On one side, the argument was that Christmas, for example, is all about the surprise and the thought that counts in getting...

Newsflash - Brad Pitt is a great father

You know, I might just about be on Jolie-Pitt overload. I am just about up to here (am point to my post-pregnancy double chin or perhaps my neck) with how great they are, how philanthropic and what good parents they are to their ever-expanding brood ...

Jaime Oliver goes to great lengths to father a son

I'm not sure I'd ever want to be famous. There comes a point in everyone's life when they say something they wish they could take back, but when you say it on national television ... well, that's a problem. I'm wondering if Naked Chef star Jamie Oliv...

Airing it out

Say what you will about disposable diapers, especially with regard to their impact on the environment, but it's hard to deny that they do offer (for the most part) one very important positive--the disappearance of diaper rash. The latest models of...

Political onesies all the rage

If you can't get political enough this season, then perhaps you can share even more of your opinions via your baby's tummy. That's right, world, just when we thought we'd said "ENOUGH!" to all the witty slogan T-shirts out there (no longer midriff-b...

When labor strikes - What you REALLY need at the hospital

For first-time parents, the thought of bringing another life into the world--and being responsible for it--is daunting enough. Add to that all the advice, the stuff people tell you that you need and the endless lists of such things and becoming a p...

Disposable diaper saves toddler's life

(Click the photo to see 11 Amazing Child Rescues) Some people claim that cloth diapers are safest for babies, but there's one family in Brazil that thinks a disposable diaper can be a lifesaver -- literally. Eighteen-month-old Caua Felipe Massanei...

Preparing for a daughter

As many of you may know, I have a sixteen-month-old-son. When I first became pregnant I never thought whether I wanted a boy or a girl. I was simply thrilled to be having a child at all, and wanted only a happy, healthy child--the sex of the baby wa...

Newsflash: Diaper Genie not so magical

As anyone with children knows, dirty diapers smell worse than anything in the entire world. No kidding, once my dog ate cat poo and then threw it up, and even that did not compare to what it smelled like when my son starting consuming solids on a re...

Grocery says no to baby's bum cake

Like any good mom, Gail Jordan wanted to do something special for her son's 21st birthday. Her idea was to put a picture of her son, David, on a birthday cake. The kicker? David, who was five months old in the picture, was not wearing a diaper, so ...

Cloth diapering chronicles

Like many families, we've started making changes to our lifestyle that minimize our impact on the environment. With the birth of a new baby, we made the decision to try out cloth diapering. I was skeptical but optimistic; my husband thought I was nut...

The return of sploosh

If I were the sort that believed in such things, I would say I jinxed myself by watching the movie Holes based on Louis Sachar's excellent book. In it, one of the boys finds ancient jars of something he calls "Sploosh" -- it's actually hundred-year-o...

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