Sunday, September 18, 2011

Bottoms up!

Baby bottoms that is. 

Mungee and I recently had the chance to try the newly relaunched Seventh Generation Free & Clear Diapers.  These diapers are free of chlorine processing, fragrances, latex and petroleum based lotions.  The packaging size was also reduced, so there are no bulky cardboard boxes to deal with (to my slight disappointment since I typically use the boxes to store clothes that Mungee has outgrown).  I opted to try the Stage 5 diapers, which are meant for babies/toddlers 27+ pounds.  Mungee had been wearing the size 5 diapers in our everyday brand, so I assumed these would fit them same.  They actually ran smaller. 

While I was pleased with the environmentally-friendly aspects of the diapers, I found that they did not fit as well, nor did they hold as much liquid waste as the other brand diaper that we had been using.  Not that I keep my child in the same diaper for hours at a time, but they did not hold up well overnight and Mungee typically woke up with damp pajamas, as well as a damp sleep sack (wearable sleep blanket).  For our family, these diapers were better for daytime use, when they could be changed every 2-3 hours.

Have you tried Seventh Generation Free & Clear Diapers? What do you think?  
What are some of your favorite environmentally-friendly baby products?

Disclaimer: Seventh Generation provided me with a free package of diapers and information about their product through MyBlogSpark.  I received no additional compensation for this review.  All opinions are my own.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

First Days of Preschool!

Mungee started a 3-day a week preschool program at the beginning of last week.  It's been an adjustment ... one we're all still trying to get used to.  On Mondays and Wednesdays, she has Hebrew for resource and on Friday the children celebrate Shabbat!  I am a bit disappointed that she misses cooking and P.E. on Tuesdays and music on Thursdays, so we're trying to work it out (financially) for her to attend 5 days a week.  It's important this child learns early on how to cook, since Mama isn't a whiz in the kitchen.

Not too thrilled about attending the Meet 'n Greet

1st day of school pep talk with Baby in the Mirror
Part of the 2-year-old curriculum is learning about personal hygiene.  Potty training may or may not also be included!
I survived the first day!

Unfortunately Mungee picked up some sort of super bug (most likely before school even started) and missed the second day of school.  She was back in full swing on Friday, however, and it looks like she had a pretty good time at the Shabbat celebration!

2nd week jitters
Okay, I will humor you and go to school again today

How many pictures do you have from your child(ren)'s first days of school?
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