Friday, May 31, 2013

BabyKicks Premium Pocket Diaper

Cloth diapering at night can be a challenge. I will be the first to admit that for us it has sometimes been quite the struggle. When we found the BabyKicks Organic Fitted we thought all our problems were solved. They work great, fit great and never leak but they require a cover. Since little miss Ziva has started potty training she does not like putting on diapers. Trying to get a fitted and a cover snapped was a real battle. Then we started using a Kawaii pocket stuffed with a BabyKicks Hemparoo prefold which is a lot easier to get on her and never leaks but are a bit bulky. So when I was sent a BabyKicks Premium Pocket diaper I knew right away I wanted to try it overnight.

Before I tell you how it did let me tell you a little about the diaper itself. The BabyKicks Premium diaper is a super trim front stuffing pocket diaper. It has super soft fleece leg gussets that let air flow but keep messes in. The inner lining is a super luxurious bamboo velour and the outer PUL is the silkiest I've ever felt. Included with the diaper is a one-size  JoeyBunz insert that could hold a river and a stay dry liner which I haven't used. You can get the Premium diaper in side snaps or hook and loop. 

We have used both the hook and loop and the snap diaper overnight with Ziva. We have never had a leak and I don't have to add any extra absorbency. Since Ziva is almost completely potty trained during the day I have been able to space out diaper laundry to every three days and I am so thankful to have some new night time solutions. As an added bonus these diapers are so trim Ziva can wear them in the carseat on our night trips between north and south Georgia.

I can't wait to try these diapers on our new little one. They get so small yet they still fit Ziva great at 23lbs with room to grow. They wash well and the only problem we have ever had with them is the laundry tabs coming undone in the wash, which isn't that big of a deal to me. This diaper has everything I want in a diaper and then some. I absolutely love it! You can find the BabyKicks Premium diaper on the BabyKicks website or at your favorite cloth diaper retailer.

Disclosure: I recieved a Premium Pocket diaper for free as part of the BabyKicks Ambassador program. All opinions are my own.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Facing my fear

Last week I was forced to face one of the biggest fears I had about moving to south Georgia, taking a child to the emergency room by myself. Our oldest had a tonsilloadenoidectomy (tonsils and adenoids removed) at the end of April. Exactly one week later he seemed a bit off and went to bed early. Two hours later he woke up spitting up blood. We try to get him to drink ice water as the doctor had instructed us to do in the event of bleeding but when he started vomiting large amounts of blood we knew I had to get him to the hospital.
My husband scooped him up and put him in the car and off I went with a half charged cell phone and our scared 5 year old. They took one look at him when we came through the doors and whisked us back. I wanted to fall apart as I held our precious son down for them to start an I.V but I just kept praying that the Lord would give me strength so I could be strong for Asa. The surgeon who preformed Asa's initial surgery came in and decided he would need to have emergency surgery to stop the bleeding. While waiting on the surgical team to be assembled I was able to call my husband and mother to let them know what was happening. I am so thankful for the team the Lord put together for Asa, they were so kind and did everything they could to calm both of our fears. Sitting waiting on the surgery to be over was one of the hardest parts. Thankfully I was able to talk with my husband and mother again but since my battery was almost dead and I didn't have my charger I spent much of the time sitting in prayer.
It sometimes amazes me how much prayer can calm me. Verse after verse about not being afraid flooded my head. I knew that no matter what God was with me and as much as I wanted my husband there God is truly all I need. After surgery Asa was admitted for the night. Although I didn't sleep very much I was so thankful that once he fell asleep Asa got several good hours of rest. We spent most of the next day in the hospital. Asa liked being able to watch t.v, something we don't have at home. We were finally released around dinner time. Asa started feeling better as soon as we were home.
God taught me so much through this whole ordeal. The biggest lesson being that I am stronger than I think when I rely on him. I also learned that we have more friends than I could imagine that are willing to pray, the greatest gift they could give during this time. I know that the prayers of all our friends and family aided not only Asa and I at the hospital but also my sweet husband who took such good care of Josiah and Ziva. Although I hope to never have to experience an emergency room again, I know that if I rely on God I can and will get through it.