Outdoor Games for Toddlers

It’s warm. You’ve got your natural sunscreen ready. And, your toddler is itching to go outside. What to do? Especially if your toddler is solo, you might want to start with everyday games that are interesting and engaging. Reinvent the familiar in an unfamiliar space. Create an opportunity for hours of open play. Open-ended play works well … Read more

Infant Pottying Enters the Conversation

Infant pottying, or elimination communication, has entered the mainstream conversation several times recently. It’s easy to laugh, unless you’ve seen it work. Every day my children, both teenagers now, come to me to talk about the news. They get their news from Stephen Colbert’s The Colbert Report (which, I tell them often, is only a start. “You … Read more

Cloth Diaper Laundry Hub

Once you understand the basics of pH, water quality, your machine, and your materials, you will be able to choose the best laundry routine to get your diapers clean. Once you really get those basics, washing cloth diapers is easy. Seeing through a mystery and mastering your own choices is invigorating. That’s how understanding laundry … Read more

How to Ruin Your Cloth Diapers

What’s the craziest way you’ve ever heard of to ruin your cloth diapers? How about putting them in the dishwasher or adding fish tank ammonia remover. You don’t need crazy solutions to get your cloth diapers clean. We joke in the store with customers, asking them to please avoid reading online forums and following random … Read more