Lil Helper Customer Service: For the Moments You Feel Faint

Lil Helper Customer Service - For the times you feel faint blog header. Image shows a pug wrapped in a blanket looking sad

I see you.

You are pacing back and forth singing lullaby’s, using every last bit of energy you have within to stay awake, so you can get your tiny angel to sleep.

I see you.

Rushing to get the last bit of housework done before nap is over. You won’t have time otherwise; between taking care of the baby and work.

I see you.

You are changing outfits for the fourth time today because some type of bodily fluid has once again made its way onto you.

I see you struggling to find balance in your life and wondering if things will ever get any easier.

And I am here to tell you that it does, but even if it takes a while, you are not alone. We have all been there and want to help you get through these hard days. I know that parenthood can feel so isolating.

Even though you have this brand new person to spend all of your time with, you can feel all alone in the world. That’s one part that doesn’t get talked about much.

Most conversations about new babies revolve around just that, your new pride and joy. And while this is to be expected, you have to remember that you are still a person with needs and wants and you matter too.

So I am asking you, begging you actually, to give yourself grace.

Don’t beat yourself up if the dishes go undone until the next day… or two.

Never feel guilty for ordering takeout again because you just don’t have the energy to cook or do the necessary cleanup afterward.

Don’t be embarrassed that you have a clean pile of laundry that never gets put away because you just don’t have the time.

And please, please don’t give up on your hopes of cloth diapering because you just can’t see it happening at this very moment. Even if everyone around you thinks cloth diapering is insane, you made a choice to do what is best for your baby and you are not a failure for not starting from day one. In fact, we suggest not to start right away so that you can adjust to having this precious new life in your arms.

I know that it may seem all too much right now but I promise that it gets easier.

Just because you can’t see yourself starting to use them in the next few weeks doesn’t mean that you won’t feel ready in another two months.

I don’t want you to rush into it, that certainly isn’t my heart for you. But I just don’t want you to lose track of why you considered using cloth diapers in the first place.

As the days pass by, balance will come.

And when you are ready, your cloth diapers will be there.

No need to feel defeated for not using them right away, they are inanimate objects so they can’t cast any judgment. The only judgment that matters is your own and your child’s, and let me tell you something, your little one sees you as you truly are – AMAZING.Lil Helper Customer Service reminding you that you are amazing - a gif showing a scence from the movie Moana with Maui whispering "You're so amazing!" into Moana's ear.

Everything you do every day to make sure your little one is taken care of makes you the best parent.

Even if you don’t always see yourself that way, your child sees it. You are their comfort. Their provider, protector, all-encompassing love. You are their all.

And you are ENOUGH.

I want you to remember this.

You are making the best possible choices you can for your baby, not only for now but for their future. And that is no small feat. You are doing incredible things, even if they don’t feel like it in the moment. You are a superhero who is raising the superheroes of tomorrow.

And you are not alone. We are here to help you along on your journey. We are the Lil Helper Customer Service team. From washing guidance to fitting tips, we can help you troubleshoot. We want to make your cloth diapering experience as stress-free as possible.

You can find us at lilhelper.ca, facebook.com/LilHelper.ca or you can always reach us at delight@lilhelper.ca.

So take a deep breath…. You got this.

With all our love,
Your Lil Helper Family

Lil Helper Cloth Diapers Recognizes World Mental Health Day 2017

Lil Helper Cloth Diapers recognizes world mental health day 2017 - image features a group of people standing at the edge of a dock facing out towards a body of water.

October 10th, 2017 is World Mental Health Day

Here at Lil Helper, mental health is a subject we hold close to our hearts. A few of our team members have struggled with Postpartum Depression or Anxiety and we have had many conversations with customers (AKA Lil Helper family members) who struggle with their mental health.

The World Health Organisation estimates that “worldwide about 10% of pregnant women and 13% of women who have just given birth experience a mental disorder, primarily depression”. If you went to prenatal classes, are part of a Mom group, etc… Chances are that 1 in 10 of those Mothers experienced a postpartum mental disorder. To make matters worse, many mothers all over the world feel pressure to “get back to normal” while dealing with their mental disorders. Many struggle in silence.

Today, we ask that you simply check in. Check in with yourself, your friends and family, check in with any new parents you know and even parents of older children. A simple, “Hey, how are you?” might make the world of a difference to someone who is suffering.

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How Do I Wash Cloth Diapers after a Yeast/Thrush Infection?

How do I wash cloth diapers after a yeast infection? yeast infection cloth diapers

A popular question for any user of cloth diapers, not just for Lil Helper is: How do you clean cloth diapers which have come into contact with thrush or more commonly known as yeast infection?

First things first.

What is Thrush?

Thrush’s $50 name is actually candidiasis, a fungal infection of Candida- a type of yeast. Some of you may know this better as a yeast infection, while others use the term “thrush.”

However you say it, candidiasis spells bad news for cloth diapers and, of course, the baby who wears them.

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The $750 cloth diaper your baby needs, apparently.

The $750 cloth diaper your baby needs... apparently. A purple lil helper cloth diaperA 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.