Miscarriage & Doctor Google

miscarriage and dr google

Image: Title, Miscarriage and Doctor Google. Woman’s hands typing on a keyboard.

Content warning: The title of this article is “Miscarriage and Doctor Google”, it contains subject matter surrounding miscarriage, pregnancy loss, and infant loss.

Joining the Lil Helper Family

In 2014, before I started working for Lil Helper, I was just your average customer and soon-to-be-first-time mother. I was 8 months pregnant with my daughter and avidly searching for eco-friendly baby products when I joined the Lil Helper family. It was when I picked up my first Lil Helper Charcoal Cloth Diaper at a baby store in Ontario, Canada. I was drawn to the unique prints and playful packaging but what sold me was that they seemed easy to use compared to other cloth diaper options. When I read they were “Designed by Rocket Scientists” I knew they would become my favourite. These were my kind of people, my kind of cloth diapers and my kind of family.

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The Parenting Olympics – Why would you win gold?

In August 2016, the Summer Olympic Games were held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In between diaper changes and Peppa Pig marathons, we managed to watch snippets of the games. At the end of the day, we climbed into bed and dreamt of hurdles made out of cribs, canoeing in a bathtub full of rubber ducky’s and mountain biking over a pile of laundry. Which got us thinking… if the Parenting Olympics existed, what would they look like?


Blog Header for the Parenting Olympics Contest


So, of course, we had a contest!

The question – “If the Parenting Olympics existed, in which event would you win gold?”!

The prize – a gold Lil Helper Charcoal Diaper (well, we actually call it Mango) and by random draw, the prize went to Fleur Fouchard in Saskatchewan, Canada!

We got so many incredible answers; we had to share them on our blog. Here are some of the best entries we received in our “Parenting Olympics Contest”

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The $750 cloth diaper your baby needs, apparently.

A customer shared a post from this satiric site with me yesterday on our Lil Helper FB group. It caught her eye because it sure looked like a ‪Lil Helper cloth diaper to her (and a few others agreed) and hey, guess what? When I looked at the image and checked the filename, it WAS a photo of one of our dipes, likely taken from our site who-knows-when (we don’t sell this particular diaper any more but we do sell a whole bunch of other lovely things that are NOT $750).

Our only sorrow is that our diapers DO NOT really have emu thread in them …. any more.

I fought for it, really, I did.

And the feathers in the inserts? Not goose. Flamingo. Anyone who’s anyone knows flamingo down is the go-to for cloth dipes.

Thanks for the laugh, GunkLife.

The $750 cloth diaper your baby needs, apparently.