Wednesday, May 2, 2012
New home, natural cleaners
Boy has it been a long time since I have felt the need to blog. The past few months have been uneventful, no hospital visits (a novelty for me in pregnancy) and I am feeling pretty good overall. We are down to the final weeks countdown (7-10 to go) and I am really feeling the need to get ready for baby, which is rather hard to do when you will be moving at 35+wks pregnant. So what preparations have I been making? Well to start we are going to cloth diaper, so I have been getting my fluffy supply together (only need a few more newborn and we are set to go). Of course the problem with cloth diapers is that they are so darn cute, so you always feel you need 1 more diaper. I have also been trying to get my baby clothes together, and doing this mainly through second hand. So far we are doing pretty well on that front. Also, trying to get all the gear we will need together. Can't wait till garage sale season to really start and hopefully find some good deals. So far we have a crib, stroller, high chair, and bouncy chair (though family have promised a infant seat and crib mattress). Then there has been research into what baby products to use. Since we are using cloth diapers, we can't use most diaper rash ointments, so I have found one to make my own. It also is said to be very good for dry skin, which we all suffer from. This then led me to deciding we should make our own laundry soap, shampoo, baby bath, body wash, and go all natural in our cleaning products. I also plan on switching over to cloth napkins and making unpaper towels. I guess you could say we are getting a new home and going all natural (well as much as we can) in the process.