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Summer Fun Giveaway with MBA!

Hey Friends! I’m teaming up with Mama Banana’s Adventures for this awesome Summer Fun Giveaway! Join us for some great summer products! While summer is nearing the end and everyone is prepping for going back to school, these are some great products that can be used year round – especially here in SoCal and other southern places where its still going to be warm for a few more months! We love to play outside and so great products like an Anti-UV Suni sun tent from bbluv, sun protective cream from Les Produits De MaYa will help keep your kids protected and having fun.  One lucky USA or Canadian resident can win below:

 

     The bbluv baby and kid sized Anti-UV tent Suni pops up and folds back down into a disc. It’s lightweight and protects from both UVA and UBV rays, as well as wind. With a vent flap in the back, a carry bag, and 3 pegs to secure in the ground, this super lightweight tent is easy to carry to the park or beach. You can get one on Amazon with prime today and be ready for this weekend!
     Swim diapers are one of my favorite summer items! They prevent anything unwanted from making it’s way into the water. Bummis, offers swim diapers in a one-size design, fitting babies from approximately 10-35 pounds, and multiple patterns and colors these are great for cloth diapered and non-cloth diapered babies alike. You only buy one and easy to wash and reuse it! With a snap-closure and double gussets, these swim diapers are accepted by swim classes and pools.

 

     Time in the sun wouldn’t be complete without baby safe sunscreen. This sun protectant cream by Les Proudits de MaYa is made from natural, organic and whole ingredients safe for kids and babies. With zinc oxide as the sun-protecting ingredients, this blend is made from organic extra virgin olive oil, organic coconut oil, organic yellow caranuba wax, organic shea butter, zinc oxide with no nano and Vitamin E for preservation, this cream smells great and protects well too. It is great for little ones sensitive skin!
     For the giveaway- One lucky USA or Canadian resident will win all of these items. Legal, 18+ residents, void where prohibited. Good luck and thank you for stopping by! Please make sure to show some love to the participating bloggers, your facebook likes and follows on our accounts mean the world to us! Good luck!

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The Topic of Diapers!

The Topic of Diapers & why we Cloth Diaper #clothdiapers

Every new parent dreads diapers and buying them and all the mess. Diapers are necessary – that is a fact. When we were planning our baby budget, I was trying to do the math of what we would need each month to buy and the cost. When I started adding it up I was not happy! The cost was not going to leave much for anything else for the budget we had! My estimates were that diapers and wipes would be $50-75 a month!! That’s a lot of money. (No this isn’t going coupon crazy or buying store brands…)

So I started doing research. I had read a post by Emily at Daily Garnish on her cloth diapering experience. From there I read posts by Young House Love and a few others. I also talked to a few friends and gathered lots of research. I did my research on all the different brands of diapers. I watched YouTube videos. (That was new for me as I was not keen on watching videos.)  I researched places to buy diapers and all the costs and accessories. I read all about washing them and the details.
I was hooked. 
The next step was convincing the husband. I gathered my research and costs and everything all organized to present it to him. It took me weeks to gain the courage to bring it up! When I finally did I barely had 10 words out of my mouth before he was turning me down. I argued for him to hear me out. He did. In the end, I won because he doesn’t really have much interest in changing diapers. It’s my job since I stay home and therefore if I want to use these then I should be able to.
I didn’t use cloth diapers as soon as Hannah was born. For the first 7 weeks Hannah was in disposables. I do not regret this decision. It was hard to adjust as a first time mom and it just made it easier. But boy they were expensive! We had to buy a lot of newborn diapers!
What did I get?
I started off by purchasing 12 BumGenius 4.0 diapers. I bought a pack from Kelly’s Closet and with their awesome coupons I got a free Rumparooz diaper. (*note the current version is 5.0 of the diaper but its the same thing almost)
I had some amazon money from baby showers and used that to buy 2 wet bags, 3 more diapers and some toys and books.
I started out with 16 diapers when Hannah was 7 weeks old. Here she is in her first cloth diaper:
First Cloth Diaper Bumgenius Pocket 7 weeks
It was not bad! She was small enough that I could use just the small newborn insert. She didn’t have many rashes but I had some CJs butter as well to use and it is great! I was quite nervous at first to use diapers when I went out so for the first couple weeks I just used disposables. We had some still from baby showers. Eventually I got my nerve up and used them for outings. It was not as hard as I expected.
 I did end up buying 5 more diapers when they discontinued some of the colors and put them on sale. 16 is fine but I was having to religiously wash every other day and it was cutting it close. With the second order I also got a couple Thirsties hemp inserts and a prefold! That put me at 21 diapers total and I would typically wash every other day still but can go for 2 days if things were busy. I also got a couple GroVia covers and some snap in inserts to use as a back up when things get dicey for washing. I love the covers and eventually switched to using the covers and the GroVia prefolds for night.
That is what I  used to diaper Hannah from that 7 weeks until about 21 months. At that point I had to purchase some more dipaers since Teddy joined our family and I’ll have more about that in another post!
I just want you to know that you can diaper well with 24 diapers! It is not a lot, but you don’t have to buy 50! (you certainly can if you wish because they are CUTE!)
Why I love Cloth Diapers #clothdiapers RunningOnEaglesWings
All in all we are very pleased with our decision to cloth diaper. Even hubby makes comments about liking the ‘reusable’ diapers! He has also heard from coworkers about the cost of diapers and come home saying how glad he is we don’t have to buy them!
Do you cloth diaper? If not what is holding you back? 
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NeatCheeks Giveaway!

NeatCheeks Giveaway

Do you watch Shark Tank? We LOVE shark tank. We have actually found some amazing products from watching Shark Tank.

One of my favorite products so far is NeatCheeks!

I’ll be honest – when I first saw these I was kind of skeptical. Why not just use a baby wipe? That was their whole point on the show! What have I learned?! I learned that they ARE different and they ARE better! Why:

-The taste. They are not soapy like a baby wipe, nor are they bland. The sweetness does actually come through! Hannah enjoys getting them out *just* to lick them.

-The size. They are smaller than the wipes we typically use (Huggies), but still plenty large enough to actually wipe both kids up after a meal.

Today NeatCheeks is releasing their first Flavored wipe! Currently they are just sweet but now they are going to be flavored!

In honor of this new flavor and they will be re-aired on Shark Tank tonight (so watch it!!) I am giving away 4 travel packs of the original NeatCheeks!

NeatCheeks Giveaway Instagram Image

To Enter:

1. Leave a blog post comment telling me the messiest food you have accidentally given your kid! (mandatory for entry)

2. Head over to Instagram and repost my giveaway image – tagging me @runoneaglewings and #winNeatCheeksROEW and come back here and comment your Instagram name! (optional)

Contest will be open through Sunday 8/16 at 6pm PT.

Now go Wipe on a Smile for the weekend! 🙂