Monday, October 10, 2011

Sick baby?

One of the big problems of having an Autistic child besides the obvious is trying to tell if they are sick or not feeling good in general. He cant tell me when he doesn't feel well and really it is just a guessing game on my end especially when there are not many outward signs. He doesn't tell me when he is hungry and would probably go all day without eating if i didn't give him food and feed him. Like wise he doesn't stop eating if he is full either unless i tell him he has had enough.

Today he woke up crying and calling out to me i rushed to get him and asked him knowing i would get no answer if he was ok.  He seems good no fever didn't seem to interested in breakfast but was able to get him to eat after awhile. Day went by with little issue and he even napped. Bed time was not so good at 11:30 pm he was still awake and ever 15 mins or so he would cry out for his mommy. So know I'm trying to figure out what is wrong. He has a slight stuffy nose but can breath and usually has worse from allergies. No fever still but I'm thinking his belly hurts i rub it and ask does it hurt and he cries no and squirms away so i suspect that yes it does i rub it gently and he says stop it. So i guess we will see DR in the morning he is finally asleep i can hope for the best as maybe a DR can tell me whats wrong but i doubt it.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Cloth Diaper Series: Washing and care

Check out privious post here:  How to begin And Options and buying

OH NO!! Washing diapers!!! Sounds scary i know but i can assure you it is not as bad as it sounds. I can honestly say (and i know its weird) that my diaper laundry is my favorite to do! Yes i know it sounds crazy but i know that many cloth diaper mommies out there agree that it feels so satisfying and you have a feeling of giving back when you wash them instead of throwing them away.  It takes me less cloth wipes to clean a mess than disposable wipes and i don't need to smell them in my garbage for week.
Which pile looks better to you?

Basic cloth instructions

*pee diapers simply put in pail or wet bag
*poop diapers shake solids into toilet and spray or rinse away excess then put in pail
* Wash diapers every 3 days or less depending on stash size to keep stains and smells at bay
* first step cold rinse cycle no detergent
*hot wash cycle with recommended amount of detergent safe for cloth if not using a cloth specific detergent then use 1/4 the the amount needed.
* Do an extra rinse to get rid of any left over detergent
*dry on low heat setting or line dry

Friday, October 7, 2011

Giveaway Feature

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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Looking for sponsors

Hello fellow bloggers and Wahm's. Are looking to increase traffic to your blog,Facebook page, Twitter or etsy/hyena cart?  I am currently in need of some sponsors for some up coming giveaway blog hop events.  The Made with love event is a hop dedicated to hand made items and an awesome event 25 crazy days event that has so many great prizes valued at over $4000 and that does include all the blog prizes the main event has up for grabs an ipad2, mac book air, and tons of visa gift cards this event is guaranteed to have alot of participants so be sure to contact me today for a chance to sponsor and get more followers today! What i am looking for and what you get: If you sponsor a prize of under $25 you can choose 1 page to have followed during event and i will combine yours with other smaller packages.  If you sponsor $25-$49 you can have up to 3 pages to follow during event. If you sponsor $50 or more you can have as many pages to follow as you have and you will also have a pre-event spotlight article for more exposure and to give followers a chance to follow prior to event.  Besides my many followers i have an average of 2000 readers a month and I'm a member of Triberr a post multiplier, my posts are sent via twitter to over 40,000 people (not a member i can invite too).  So if this is interesting to you post a comment below or email me direct for more info:

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