’s Week of Mommy Must-haves!

Becoming a mom can be overwhelming. All the stuff you need…and stuff you don’t need. How is a new mama going to sort it out? As employees of, not only are we exposed to the best of the best in the baby world, we are moms who have tested and tried your products ourselves. We hand-picked some of our favorites — the products that saved our sanity, helped us care for our babies, and simply enriched the experience of motherhood. Now we’d love to share those amazing finds with our customers and market your brand as one of our staff picks for what every mom needs in her baby stash!

babySTEALS Week of Mommy Must-haves


New mommies, pregnant mommies, and even seasoned mamas will find goodies you need! Friends, grandmas, and aunts, Time to stock up for that baby shower stash!


September and August have the highest birth rates in North America, so to celebrate all the baby showers, new mamas, and their bundles of joy, we are having a week of necessities that make being a mom easier.


September 16-19


The home page, social media channels, and blog of Don’t miss it and share with your mommy friends! 

Adventures in Cloth Diapering

Hi. My name is Angie, and until recently I was scared to cloth diaper. A few weeks ago I was oooing and ahhhing over some adorable cloth we had at babySTEALS and wishing I was daring enough to try it. Even though I’m a first-time mom, working at I have been very exposed to the world of cloth diapers. I have heard all the great reasons to cloth diaper.

  • It’s cheaper
  • It’s eco-friendly
  • It’s cuter
  • It’s better on baby’s skin
  • It makes for faster potty training
  • It’s easier that it looks

Just to name a few. But here I was, a mom totally exposed to it with tons of experienced friends and coworkers, and still scared to try. I figured if I was still nervous about it, there are plenty of others who are too. And so I used my fear for good and figured I’d use it as an opportunity to learn everything you need to know to get started — the tips, the tricks, the dos, the don’ts, and the why the hell should I wash this instead of toss it?


Types of Cloth Diapers | CD 101

On first glance, cloth diapers can seem overwhelming, intimidating, and well, scary! But once you hear more about the benefits, you may be sold on the idea. Here’s what BabySteals moms have said about why they made the switch to cloth diapering:

“Cost was the initial change for us. Then I realized how easy they are and I love them! So much easier and cuter :)”

“I started with cloth from the beginning. I hated to think of all those diapers sitting in a landfill. I just had baby #2 and did 2 weeks of disposables with both babies and could not believe how much of an increase in garbage there was. I also loved the savings, they look super cute and I don’t have to worry about the chemicals on their skin. The bonus is that they hold in the messes better and keep away diaper rash.”

“I like to say it was to be green, but honestly we started because couldn’t afford disposables, wipes, garbage bags etc… However since we made the switch I could never go back, I love cloth!”

“I was scared until one day my daughter had the worst rash and cried every time we put a diaper on her. I would have paid big bucks that night for a prepped cloth diaper to save her from her misery. I can understand why it hurt too – putting yucky chemicals on a burn- OUCH! The next day I bought a bunch of cloth and never looked back. I’m so glad I made the switch. And DH even got on board as soon as he saw how easy it was. As an added bonus, my daughter potty trained much earlier than her friends (17m) and I fully believe it was because the cloth diapers helped her recognize when she went.” 

Sounds great, but where do you start, right? Here’s a basic guide to the different types of cloth diapers so you can decide which one seems like the right fit.

shell: cloth diaper cover

closure: diapers close with snaps or velcro

soaker: absorbs the mess. Can be cloth that is attached or removable or can even be a disposable insert.


All in Ones/All in Twos (AIO/AI2)

What they are: An all in one is what it sounds like — everything you need all in one diaper similar to a disposable. An AIO doesn’t need a separate shell or cover since it’s already part of it. The soaker is either sewn internally or externally. An AIO with an internal soaker will have a longer drying time because the air cannot circulate as well to dry it out where as an external soaker allows for air to circulate and dry faster.

An AI2 has a soaker that you can snap in or insert, meaning you can get two uses out of each diaper. If the shell didn’t get wet, you can remove the soaker and replace it with another.

Brands we’ve had on BabySteals: Bonnibuns


What they are:A pocket diaper is two layers of fabric sewn together with an opening to insert a soaker. Because it has the open pocket, you can insert as much material to absorb as you need. They don’t generally have a separate shell, unless it’s a fitted diaper with a pocket.

Brands we’ve had on BabySteals: Bonnibuns


What they are: A fitted diaper contains no waterproof layer and therefore requires a cover. Because of this, it’s the easiest type of diaper to make yourself and buy a shell to surround it.

Brands we’ve had on BabySteals: Bonnibuns


What they are: A prefold diaper is a rectangular cloth in three sections. The outside sections have four layers of fabric and the middle that works as the soaker is six or eight (4x6x4 or 4x8x4). More layers doesn’t always mean more absorbent — the type of fabric used in the layers determines how much it soaks in.

Prefolds can be pinned or snapped on or you can fold it in three and lay it in the cover, but it does require the separate shell.

Brands we’ve had on BabySteals: Bonnibuns

5 Pregnantinis for Expecting Mamas

Just because you’re sporting a baby bump doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the fancy drinks. These are five of our favorite cocktails turned mocktails … ahem, “pregnantinis,” that we think you’ll love. Some may even help you cure your morning (all day) sickness and fulfill those pregnant cravings. Don’t know about you, but I loved citrus, watermelon, and anything light and fruity while I was expecting.



Ginger and lemon iced tea spritzer


Watermelon strawberry cooler


Rosemary citrus spritzer



Postpartum Padcicles

Padsicles – 1. Apply a layer of aloe vera all over pad (gel, not liquid concentrate) 2. Pour about a teaspoon of witch hazel {DIY} Padsicles, the must have postpartum item postpartum padsicles pads labor delivery (make sure it’s alcohol-free) over the aloe vera 3. Sprinkle on a few drops of lavender essential oil 4. Wrap each pad in tin foil and freeze for use in your early postpartum days

Baby Shower



Swedish pancakes

Fresh fruit cones


Full meal

veggie sticks

Muffin tacos

Sweet chips and salsa



mini donut bouquet

watermelon cake

Fruit cups

lemon cucumber water



BabySteals Gift Week Code Holiday Gift Week




baby steals gift guide

Other Gift Guides: kid scrapbook she




See 10 of the hottest holiday gifts at BabySteals this season!
















KidSteals Gift Week Holiday Gift Week


kid steals gift guide

Other Gift Guides: baby scrapbook she



See 10 of the hottest holiday gifts at KidSteals this season!














New Year, New Site Design!

New year, new site design! You may have noticed, we have freshened up our site

Introducing Steal Points


Huge Announcement! Introducing our new rewards program – STEAL POINTS!

Have you ever thought “I am so good at checking and buying steals, I wish I got paid for it?” Well, NOW YOU DO. Yes, it’s true – introducing our new Rewards Program, Steal Points!

Every time you check a new feature on,, and you earn a point. With one steal every 12 hours, that’s eight points you can earn every day just by checking us out! 100 points is worth $1 and you can redeem points for a discount anytime you make a purchase!

Additionally, you earn two points for every $1 you spend on merchandise! You can easily watch your points rack up at the top of our site, and check the history in your Account profile. Just be logged in when you visit the site and start earning Steal Points today!

As always, we love to hear your feedback – after all, this is all for you! Email us your thoughts or questions at, or share the love on our Facebook pages!

Happy Stealing – now start racking up those Steal Points and tell your friends so they can too!