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Alee
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Alee
Worland Wy
USA
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Posted - Jan 14 2017 :  1:22:51 PM  Show Profile  Click to see Alee's MSN Messenger address  Send Alee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I already told my SO Josh that I plan on doing cloth diapers. They worked so well with Nora. I am going to order in some nice thick diaper flannel and make both flat fold and fitted diapers. if the baby is calm like Nora was- the plan is to take him/her to work with me for the first few months and then my parents will caretake during the day. I wish I could stay home with this one too, but I am the main income earner right now for the family and I can't imagine quitting my job- I love it out there. I am so lucky that I will have family to care for the baby.

I just ordered a DVD set that Nora and I used to watch when she was a toddler. It's called Classical Baby- I love the music composition and it'll be nice to have something that is good memories from my first baby for this one too. I know it's early but I didn't want to forget to have it on hand :)

I don't want to go all super crazy baby equipment lady. So many people have these massive registries when they have a baby. I want a wrap or baby carrier, a crib and rocking chair. Everything else is pretty negotiable. A swing would be nice but I have a feeling this baby isn't going to be put down much!

Alee
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firecatinc
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Lenora
Fulks Run VA
USA
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Posted - Jan 14 2017 :  3:54:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good for you. I wish more people took this route.

Nora
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MaryJanesNiece
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Krista
Utah
USA
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Posted - Mar 21 2017 :  1:14:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Alee, those baby wraps are awesome! It was tricky learning how to put them on at first but once my sister-in-law showed me how it was easy. I used it quite a bit when my son was first born. Now I only use it occasionally since he's heavy and it hurts my back. Swings are also nice. We bought one on clearance with the first baby and it still going strong!

Krista
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forgetmenot
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Judith
Nora Springs IA
USA
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Posted - Mar 22 2017 :  9:01:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Congratulations, Alee! I so love cloth diapers! I bought a bolt of flannel when my first was about to arrive and hand sewed many diapers. Used them for my next also. Never regretted it! And I so understand just holding a baby! I see my gkids and ggrands with all kinds of equipment. Those heavy baby carriers wipe me out. I just couldn't carry one around. (I was always about 95 to 100 lbs.). I loved carrying my babies close to me. We didn't use wraps then either (I hadn't heard of them anyway), just our hips.

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Jana
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Posted - Mar 23 2017 :  05:56:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Congratulations Alee, It sounds like you are organized and ready! It has been so long since I have had babies in the home, but I like the idea of cloth diapers.

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Alee
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Alee
Worland Wy
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Posted - Apr 18 2017 :  2:33:50 PM  Show Profile  Click to see Alee's MSN Messenger address  Send Alee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I keep seeing the new bamboo fleece on Amazon and I am tempted to try that. I did flannel with Nora and it was okay, but it had a tendency to compact after a while. I think I might buy a yard or two of the bamboo and see how I like it. I can always go back to flannel if it doesn't work out so well for me!

Alee
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