I wanted to share this great info on delayed cord clamping. Penny Simkin is a well respected doula and child birth educator/counselor. She works with many OB’s and midwifes and researches so much for us mommas.
I hope this helps you with your questions regarding cord clamping and your rights.
We went on our trip and had a great time. I still love cloth diapering, but I did learn some things that I didn’t think of before!
Here I am rinsing the diapers in the hotel tub on the 2nd day we were there at 11am.
Soaking after washing by hand
I twisted and turn and got as much of the water out that I could. Laid them out to dry BUT the temp was 65 and it was rainy. They had shelter outside so they did not get wet.
I checked them 12 hours later and they were still just as wet as when I put them out there. Brought them in and they were still soaked in the morning.
Lesson: Make sure you take enough diapers for your whole trip just in case the weather is awful and will not allow your diapers to dry!
I am going to cloth diaper for my very first time while traveling! We are taking a 3 day, 2 night mini vacation with the kids, and it will be at an indoor water park. I’m so excited!!
Our little guy is breast fed and is 4 months old. He is in cloth full time so it only seems right to cloth diaper on vacation too. Am I up for this “challenge”? You BET!!!
Here is what I will be taking on our trip to the indoor water park/hotel:
A Planetwise Wet/Dry bag – It has a pocket for all your dry stuff and a leak proof pocket for all your wet stuff! Genius!!
Inside the bag:
1 AppleCheeks size 1 swim diaper and a size 1 Thirsties Duo Diaper with no insert (will be used as a swim diaper)
1 peri bottle (you know, the one you get from the hospital) for wipe solution, 2 sample packs of cloth diaper safe detergent Crunchy Clean courtesy of Jack Be Natural (A wonderful retailer!! They offer FAST free shipping, great customer service, Jack’s Cash -$1 to spend at their online store for every $15 you spend and they sell my favorite diaper!!) and a stack of homemade flannel wipes
1 BumGenius 3.0 One-Size, 1 FuzziBunz One-Size, 5 Kawaii Bamboo One-Size (my new favorite diaper!!!) and lots of Kawaii Bamboo inserts
I plan on washing the diapers in the bath tub or sink at the hotel each night and hanging them to dry overnight.
I’ll update my blog on my “daring” challenge – I’m really living on the edge here folks!
Kara – Smile Doula
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This is my journey – that God has sent me on. I hope you enjoy reading my journey of being a doula as well as a believer in Jesus, a wife, a mother of 4 and breastfeeding.
Thank you to all who has supported me in my dream and who continue to have my back!
Kara – Smile Doula
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