Author Archives: Katie Fender

Katie Fender
Katie is a stay at home mom to her two boys. She enjoys writing (when she has the time) about baby products, pregnancy, birth and pretty much anything else to do with babies and toddlers. She's also slightly obsessed with cloth diapers, baby carriers and coffee. Which are all necessities when you're a mom of two young boys full of energy!
Eco-Friendly/Green Natural Household Products Natural Personal Care Products Review

MamaSuds Eco-Friendly & Non-Toxic Household Cleaners & Skin Care


Katie received products free for her review. She was not otherwise compensated and all opinions are her own. MamaSuds is a family owned business and is hand-crafted in the state of Michigan. MamaSuds was created for parents who want to create a safe, clean home using simple, non-toxic and eco-friendly products. All of their products are made from ingredients that are local, natural and/or organic. MamaSuds sent me a bottle of their laundry soap and a Boo Boo Stick to review.

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All In Two Diapers Cloth Diapers Diaper Covers Inserts Natural Fiber Pocket Diapers Review Two Size/Staged Diapers

AppleCheeks Little Bundle Review

Katie received a free diaper to review. AppleCheeks is based out of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, where all of their products are designed and manufactured. Ilana Grostern and Amy Appleton Venu, owners of AppleCheeks, won the W100 Top 100 Female Entrepreneurs of 2016. AppleCheeks has a variety of products including washable nursing pads, wipes, training pants, their new one-size diaper and of course their three size envelope cover. Size one fits babies from about 7-20 pounds, size two fits from around 16-35 pounds and size three fits from 30-65 pounds! A portion of the proceeds from all of the size 3 covers will go to the Canadian Down Syndrome Society

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Cloth Diapering Personal Posts

Moving While Cloth Diapering: Is It Really That Bad?

moving while cloth diapering

At the end of May my husband had an interview for a job in Kentucky. Later that day, he was offered the job and accepted (of course). After that, it was crunch time because the process moved very fast. He had to get a certain security certification then we had to pack up and move from our home in Bloomington, Indiana to Kentucky. Normally people are concerned about the logistics of moving their entire family to a new state. Things like finding a new place to live, moving all belongings, coordinating traveling (in our case three vehicles) and settling in. There’s so much to think about. The first thing that went through my mind, “Oh my gosh. What will I do about all my cloth diapers?!” I was backed up on diaper laundry, like horribly backed up so I wasn’t sure how moving while cloth diapering would go.

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Baby Products Natural Personal Care Products

Darling Naturals Company: Darling Baby Shampoo/Body Wash Review

@darlingnatco natural baby wash via @chgdiapers

Katie received free product for review purposes. Change-Diapers was not otherwise compensated for this post and all opinions are Katie’s. There are so many things to think about when you have a baby. When I had my first son, I assumed the mainstream shampoo would work fine for our boy. I mean, when they’re babies, they don’t have much hair anyway so I didn’t think that hard about it. However, when my kiddo got older and then eventually having our second son, I realized the mainstream shampoos weren’t really doing what we wanted them to.

We’ve tried a few different kinds of natural/organic shampoos. I found one out of those that I really liked. Recently we’ve tried one that I thought was supposed to be good but the smell was awful and it didn’t leave their hair soft. Which meant I needed to get the conditioner (from the same brand) and if you have kiddos who don’t enjoy their hair being washed, you get my pain. It also didn’t suds up enough to use as body wash as well, which was frustrating. So when Darling Naturals Company contacted us for a review, I jumped on the opportunity to try out their shampoo!

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Apparel & Accessories Review

Sweet Peanut Stylish & Soft Children’s Clothing

@SweetPeanutInc Children's Clothing Review via @chgdiapers @SweetPeanutInc Children's Clothing Review via @chgdiapers

Katie received product at no cost for review purposes. We were not otherwise compensated for this post and all opinions are Katie’s. We teamed up with Sweet Peanut to review some of their clothing from their new collection. Sweet Peanut currently only offers two collections during the year- each with it’s own unique seasonal colors and fun prints! While Sweet Peanut is a Canadian based company, you can find their baby clothing sold in over 1,500 boutiques and department stores throughout North America, the UK and Australia! Sweet Peanut has a humble aim: A sense of play, a dash of style and a whole lot of comfort wrapped up in soft and organic practical baby essentials. 

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