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Ilana is co-owner of AppleCheeks Reusable Diapers and mother to three girls - Azure, Phoenix and Ione. She's also the owner of A Jaded Mama, a blog about mothering, small business ownership and all things green. When she's not busy coming up with new product ideas, working on social media campaigns and co-managing the business, you'll find her doing handstands, doing pull-ups, co-sleeping, raising school-aged children and reading.

Amy is the other co-owner of AppleCheeks Reusable Diapers and mom to three boys - Bailey, Davray, Sacha, and to beautiful DAUGHTER, River. She's a dedicated and very attached parent and just adores the company of her enormous, gorgeous boys. When she's not busy juggling the company finances, talking on the phone with suppliers and trying to talk Ilana down off a cliff, you'll find her very involved in her community activities and enjoying the great outdoors.

Natalie is the Social Media Coordinator for AppleCheeks Reusable Diapers. You can find her on @AppleCheeksDipe on Twitter or Instagram or the Facebook page! Natalie is the mother of three children - Elinor (6), Grant (3) and Roslyn, who will celebrate her first year of life - fully diapered in AppleCheeks - in December! If you follow her personal account on Instagram @justgnatty, you'll know that she's just a little obsessed with taking fun photos of these diapers and has an outright addiction to MiniZips. Got a blog topic, giveaway wish or product feature idea? Send a note to natalie@applecheeks.com!

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3:22PM

Using AppleCheeks From Birth!

In our wonderful online community on Facebook - Peace. Love. AppleCheeks. - we see lots of questions on using AppleCheeks Cloth Diapers on babies directly from birth. Guess what? It's a thing, and it's fabulous. Let's discuss some of the frequently asked topics!

1. How Many Diapers/Changes Do I Need?

You'll want to have about 7-10 changes per 24 hours for those first few days. Brand new squishes don't put out a lot of urine, but they do start to produce solid waste! Speaking of...

2. What About Meconium? Does it stain?

Meconium is the EASIEST poop you will ever wash. Promise! It looks scary but comes right out and your fluff will still have sparkling white fleece. Some people like to use the disposable liners, but really, it's not necessary. You can take those soiled diapers and toss them right into the pail or storage sac, and right into the wash!

3. What Kind of Inserts?

A baby who is one or two days old will not have a lot of moisture output, so some people use a couple of boosters as a very trim insert that adequately soaks it all up. Our super soft 2 pli bamboo is a wonderfully versatile insert, and you can fold to meet your baby's size, shape and absorbency needs. The quarter fold is especially popular with newbies! Check out popular folds here!

4. Stuff or AI2?

Some people like the ease of a pre-stuffed diaper - it's simple for anyone to handle diaper changes - and others like the slightly different fit of all in 2, where the insert is laid on top of the fleece. The other benefit to all in 2 is that if the cover is not wet, soiled or smelly, you can reuse it for another change or two! This can be especially helpful in those early days of very frequent changes. For guidance, our website details each method here.

5. What Size Stash?

We recommend a minimum of 24 changes between laundry sessions. Building up to 30-36 will give you more breathing room between wash days and help prolong the life of your stash. You can do this with 24-36 covers plus inserts, or 8-12 covers plus 24-36 inserts. You need an insert for every change, but if you use as AI2, you can have fewer covers and reuse them. Other things to simplify your fluff-lovin' life are fleece liners, cloth wipes and all the storage sacs for organization (helloooo, MiniZips!) and easy outings! Peruse shopapplecheeks.com or your favourite retailer for all of your cloth diapering supplies!

We'd love to hear your best tips for using those beautiful ruffles on baby from birth - leave a comment or send an email to natalie@applecheeks.com! Have questions? We love to hear those, too!

7:45PM

A ReWilding Experience!

We've got a fun MommyCon Exclusive for you this year - ReWild Child!

It's the beloved Wild Child print, reimagined in stunning colours! Bright jewel tones have transformed this fan favourite into a whole new look. In Memphis, we brought along super limited quantities of Size 1 Storage Sacs and Swim Diapers. (psst - we released just a few of the swim diapers on our site, for Canadians only! Click here. Hurry - once we're sold out, the listing will disappear.) Other events this year will feature more items, like Envelope Covers and those hot little MiniZips! Stay tuned to our Page, join our fan chat group and subscribe to our newsletter on our website so you don't miss ANY news about this print!

Are you coming to meet us? Find out which events Amy & iLana will be speaking at! MommyCon 2017

8:00PM

Sparkles & Rainbows

A huge part of AppleCheeks is our online community. Sometimes it seems like the group as a whole develops its own personality, and even moods. There are days that leave us brimming with joy and wonder at beautiful events, and there are days that leave us sapped of all positive energy. It is not an uncommon occurrence in online groups, though - but how do we get our sparkle back?

It starts with you. It starts with me. It starts with every single individual deciding to be a positive part of someone's day. It doesn't require PIFs or fluff mail - although aren't those fun? It doesn't require having the biggest, fanciest stash shot - although aren't those fun? It can be as simple as deciding to "smile" at everyone you come across in the crazy world of virtual connections. You never know who might be having a rough day, and your uplifting statement or compliment might be the best thing that happened to them in a long time. Hint: EVERYONE loves to hear how beautiful/cute/adorable/sweet their baby or child is. The members of our online community are there because they love the friendship and interaction with fellow devoted AppleCheeks fans. There's a place for everyone, and no one is alone. You CAN find someone who is like you and form a wonderful relationship - even though you may never meet in person. Take the time to welcome a new member. Take the time to get to know a longer-term member. Is everyone picturing sparkly rainbows now?

Be the light. Be kind. Show love. You may find that when you do those things, they will be reflected back to you, multiplied. Are you ready to shine?

5:07PM

The Year of the Prints So Far!

 

What's new with us? PRINTS! Just like that, we're into April and have released 3 of our planned 9 prints for 2017. AppleCheeks celebrated its 9th birthday and we are looking forward to all the wonderful things in store for our TENTH year! (Please note the above schedule might not be exact based on production times.)

 

Our first print - You Rock! - has marched right into the hearts of fans and little ones alike with its adorable dinosaurs. What's your favourite detail? We're pretty partial to that sweet Mom tattoo on the t-rex.

 

This past week we finally welcomed the "March" prints - better late than never! The Shark Side and Flamingle are available (but moving VERY QUICKLY) in Envelope Covers (OS, size 1, size 2), MiniZips & Size 1 Storage Sacs and for the first time in wide release - printed swim diapers! Size 3 covers and Learning Pants are on the way soon! We have been blown away by the overwhelmingly delighted response and love seeing these new releases show up OTB and in the hands of fans! All of are prints are custom designed by artist Jessica Spring and feature many creative elements as well as our signature apple. You won't find our prints in another brand of diapers - have fun hunting down all the intricate details in the art! 

Past the diaper phase in your house but can't give up AppleCheeks? Get your print fix with storage sacs (great for so many uses) and custom items from RedBubble or Society6!

One last thing - we are happy to say all of this year's prints were inspired by fan requests...so reach out if you have an idea or something your stash desires!

1:13PM

March is SWIM MONTH!

March is SWIM MONTH! You may be buried under snow still - or maybe you're somewhere a little warmer - but you're probably dreaming of splashy fun this spring and summer, at the beach, lake, pool or cruise. Guess what? There's an AppleCheeks for that! Swim diapers are a wonderful option for ANY family, regardless of their other diapering choices. 

In addition, swim diapers are super trim, fitting under your baby's suit without added bulk. They also provide an outfit-ready option when paired with a rashguard. Even if your little one is out of diapers, they can be used as a swim bottom that stays in place without riding up and with more coverage than the typical bikini bottom. Did we mention size 3 swim diapers are in the works? Oh! And PRINT swim diapers are coming very soon...stay tuned to our Facebook Page for all the details!