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Decoding the Mommy Blog

If you're new to cloth diapering, you've likely found some of the many online cloth diapering forums or popular mommy blogs in your research. Some sites are extremely helpful, hilarious and supportive. But they can also be really confusing if you're new to the cloth diapering lingo! For example,
"BTW, MIL thinks it's crazy that I NIP. IMO, she's the crazy one! Thankfully, DH agrees and totally supports me BF-ing the LO!"  
This translates to:
"By the way, my mother in law thinks it's crazy that I nurse in public. In my opinion, she's the crazy one! Thankfully, dear husband agrees and totally supports me breastfeeding the little one!" 
If' you've ever felt confused while reading any of those sites, here's a quick little reference tool to help decode mommy blogs!

  • AIO: All In One Diaper (like a Lil Joey)
  • AF: Aunt Flo
  • AFK: Away From Keyboard
  • AP: Attachment Parenting 
  • BF: Breastfed or Breastfeed
  • BIL: Brother In Law
  • BM: Breastmilk
  • BTDT: Been There, Done That
  • BTW: By The Way
  • CD: Cloth Diaper
  • CPF: Chinese Prefolds
  • DD: Dear Daughter
  • DH: Dear Husband
  • DP: Dear Partner
  • DS: Dear Son
  • DSQ: Diaper Service Quality
  • DW: Dear Wife
  • EBF: Extended Breastfeeding or Exclusive Breastfeeding
  • EC: Elimination Communication
  • FIL: Father In Law
  • FOE: Fold Over Elastic
  • FWIW: For What It’s Worth
  • FYI: For Your Information
  • HTH: Hope This Helps 
  • IMHO: In My Humble Opinion, In My Honest Opinion
  • IMO: In My Opinion 
  • IPF: Indian Prefold
  • IRL: In Real Life
  • ISO: In Search Of
  • ITA: I Totally Agree
  • KWIM: Know What I Mean?
  • LLL: La Leche League
  • LMBO: Laughing My Butt Off
  • LO: Little One (baby or child)
  • LOL: Laughing Out Loud
  • MIL: Mother In Law
  • NAK: Nursing At Keyboard
  • NIP: Nurse In Public
  • OC: Organic Cotton
  • OS: One Size
  • OTOH: On The Other Hand
  • PM: Private Message
  • PUL: Polyurethane Laminate
  • ROTFLMBO: Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Butt Off
  • SAHD: Stay At Home Dad
  • SAHM: Stay At Home Mom
  • SIL: Sister In Law
  • TIL: Today I Learned
  • TPU: Thermoplastic polyurethane (laminate used by KangaCare) 
  • TTC: Trying To Concieve
  • TTO: Tea Tree Oil
  • TTYL: Talk To You Later
  • UBCPF: Unbleached Chinese Prefolds
  • WAHD: Work At Home Dad
  • WAHM: Work At Home Mom
  • WOHM: Work Out Of The Home Mom
  • WWYD: What Would You Do?

Here are a few that we made up:
  • RAR: Rumparooz - as in this.
  • BWRS: Baby-wearing rock star
  • FF: Fluff Fanatic
  • WNSA: Who Needs Sleep Anyway?
  • AURD: Always Use a Recommended Detergent
  • MMTWGR: Mamas Make the World Go Round
  • KCHGYC: Kanga Care Has Got You Covered

Did we forget your favorite? If you have any to add (real or made up!), list them below in the comments!

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