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Budget Nursery

In Uncategorized on August 16, 2012 at 7:54 pm

We’re renters, so putting a lot of money into Baby Zee’s nursery was not an option.

Our biggest item was the crib, which we bought online for about 300$.  You could easily get one second hand.  The change table, rocking chair and shelf we’re all old, from kijiji.ca, and one from a friends basement.  We painted them to match the crib, and voila!

Wall art I painted (a copy from a Snow and Graham calendar) the ‘chandelier’ was a take on these DIY lamps on Project Nursery.

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Cloth Diapers by Baby Zee

In Baby Butts on August 16, 2012 at 12:34 pm

I’ve been wearing these cloth diapers on my butt since I was born.  I like them, no diaper rash, no diaper cream, and when I have ‘an explosion’ it’s contained and doesn’t ‘explode’ out the back of my pants!

My mom was a little nervous about using cloth diapers in the beginning, they seemed like a lot of work, but now she says she couldn’t imagine doing it any other way.

Plus, I like that they come in all kinds of fun colours, and who wouldn’t want to wear undies called fuzzibunz!

– Baby Zee

Pro’s and Cons of Cloth Diapering:

PRO’s:

  1. No ‘explosions’ out the back of baby’s clothes (you don’t have to worry when they have a giant poop and they are in their car seat!)
  2. One time diaper purchase, and you can use them for multiple kids.  (I love the fact that when we go to the grocery store, I never have to buy boxes of diapers)
  3. Your house doesn’t smell like disposable diapers.  (Some people might like the smell, but I find there is a certain aroma to disposable diapers that for some reason fills your house… am I the only one?)
  4. Environment.  (Everyone can help do their own little part by avoiding putting diapers in landfills)
  5. They’re cute!
  6. They are cheaper in the long run!  (And even cheaper if you have a baby shower and people buy you diapers)

CON’s

  1. You have to wash them and hang them up (well you can put them in the dryer, which saves a bit of time)
  2. When baby does have an enormous crap, there is a little more cleanup involved.  (But you get good at holding your breath!)
  3. ……… there must be more cons, but I can’t think of any

#Knitting Fail

In Baby Knits on August 13, 2012 at 10:23 pm

I was over ambitious.

I bought the yarn, needles and pattern, thinking, how hard could it be?

It took me over a year and a half to finish, and it’s deformed.  The arms are too big, the body’s too small…

…………………..but I can’t bring myself to throw it away, or unravel it…

…………………………………………or put it on baby.