International Women’s Day 2020 – Introducing Pat’s Purple!

In celebration of International Women's Day, we have a very special announcement that is near and dear to our hearts here at Lil Helper.

A while back, one of our Ambassadors posted an image of her little one in a purple diaper and remarked that her mom, who passed very suddenly a couple months back, loved purple and would have been thrilled to see her little grandchild rocking it.

That post set into motion a mission – we had to honor the memory of her mom in a very special way. We reached out to her, got her permission and made a plan to rename our newest purple. From now on, it will be known as Pat's Purple. 💜

Here are a few words from Jesse about her beautiful mother and the legacy she left:

"My mom, Pat, was the essence of what a mother’s love should be. She was encouraging, fiercely proud, protective and loving beyond all measure. She was a strong, outspoken, and resilient woman. I will be forever grateful she was all of those things, as she helped shape me into the mother I am today.

If you knew her, you knew her favorite color was purple, and you also knew exactly where you stood with her (but she probably loved you). My mom believed women can do anything men can do (but better) and that having and raising children is one of the most rewarding and difficult things any person can do (and she did it three times over). She was my biggest advocate in all that I did. She supported me wholeheartedly when I told her I wanted to cloth diaper and loved how easy cloth diapering had become since she had babies of her own (her only complaint was that I didn’t have a purple diaper yet). I ordered the newest purple cover as soon as I could after it came out. She would have adored it, and I feel a little closer to her every time I put my son in it.

When Sophia reached out to me about renaming the newest purple after her, I knew it was a heartwarming and amazing way to honor her memory. The best way to honor her memory, though, is for all of us to love our children with the same fierceness she had in her love for my brother, sister, and I, as well as her grandchildren. When all is said and done, it’s that love that keeps us going. Our family is so grateful to Lil Helper for helping us share her story and her love with the rest of you.

I love you, Mom. As long as I’m living, your baby I’ll be. 💜💜💜"

Got Extra Junk In The Trunk? (what to do when cloth diapers are too bulky)

Got extra junk in the trunk? blog title image. What to do when you think cloth diapers are too bulky.

No, this isn’t a post about a Black Eyed Peas song. (Anyone else here grow up in the late 90’s?) It’s even better than that! I’m going to give you all the tips and tricks that you need when you feel that cloth diapers are too bulky… A.K.A. gotta lil’ extra junk in the trunk!

GIF of Fergie from the black eyed peas with lyrics on the screen reading what you gonna do with all the junk, all that junk inside your trunk? for lil helper blog post got extra junk in the trunk
I’ll be completely honest. When we decided that we wanted to be a cloth diapering family, our main concerns were what we we were putting against our daughters skin and doing our part every day to make a difference in the amount of trash in the world.

Thinking that some of the cute outfits we bought her might not fit was the furthest thing from our minds! My realization that there was a bit of extra bulk that I didn’t account for went something like this…

I picked out the perfect outfit, the perfect cloth diaper, and our little one looked adorable (like always!). I was so excited as I was putting the little clothes on her.

I went to do up the onesie and pull up the pants, and suddenly I encountered resistance… What the heck is going on?! Why won’t the pants pull up?! Every time I snapped the buttons on that onesie, they popped right back open!!

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Panic set in. What am I going to do?! Is my baby going to fit into ANY clothes with her cloth diapers EVER AGAIN?!

Alright, so all of that was just a tad on the dramatic side, but have no fear! I have got you covered! Everything you need to know about what to do when you think your cloth diapers are too bulky is below. Read More

It’s High Time That High Rise Diaper is Explained

Picture of two LilHelper diapers, one is a bigger pink diaper with mermaids on it and the other is smaller and bright blue. The image is titled "It's high time that high rise is explained" with the LilHelper logo

Hey Y’all! It’s Erin. I want to talk about Lil Helper’s new high rise diaper.

New product releases can be a slightly confusing time.

Whether you’re brand new to the wonderful world of Lil Helper products or you’ve been enjoying them for quite awhile, I’ve got something to share with you!

Lil Helper gave us new cloth diapers with a higher rise. WOO for high rise diaper!

gif of a little girl in a yellow jacket holding blue cotton candy being very excited

Now, I know it can be sorta confusing for you to know what that means compared to the “old style.”

I’m here to help!

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