Are you loving Etsy as much as I am? I helped my mother start up an Etsy Shop for embroidery and gifts and started searching all around at different shops. Then through the influence of my friend Lindsey, I found Pumpkin Pants and I am in love. Right now, one of our nighttime go-to diapers are our Kissaluvs fitted diapers. We use different covers including our Bummis Super Whisper Wraps in Medium (review to come of the Super Stars), but with these on she can never seem to move just right. Not even to mention the issue of snap pressure marks or velcro rubbing. Recently she has taken to rolling over on her belly, then waking up because she is stuck and screaming. During the day, she is able to roll over, and mostly roll back, but with all the bulk at night with the covers restricting her movement she. . .
In case you have not heard me say it before. I love Bummis. I love everything there is about Bummis. In detail here, I explain what all I love about the Bummis prefold and cover cloth diapering system. Today I just want to tell you, eight months later I still love Bummis. The Super Whisper Wraps are my favorite. The Super Brite Wraps are nice, but they just aren’t quite the same to me. The prints available in the SWW are so much more exciting and I prefer the inner cover layer over the wipe-able water proof material. These covers are a much better fit than the others I have tried, such as Thirsties or Polar Babies (not to be confused with Polar Bummis which I have no personal experience with). Bummis Super Whisper Wrap This is a state of the art Aplix-closing cover made from a super resistant waterproof. . .
Right now I have yet to find a satisfactory situation on cloth wipes for using with our cloth diapers. Any suggestions? We bought some Imse Vimse Organic Cotton Wipes expecting them to be as fabulous as their diapers, but alas they are horrible! The stitching was pulled tight and loose in different places in the first wash and we are really dissatisfied with them… but more on that later. We have started using Bummas (after the wipe) and love them! More on that later too… But today, I just discovered a review of FuzziBunz Wonder Wipes over at Makin’ It thanks to Wee Little Changes. Have you tried these? They sound good and I’m considering them, I’m just so hesitant since we were so disappointed with the Imse Vimse Organic Wipes. Thoughts?
With all of the diapers that I have been discovering when I found one with the name AppleCheeks, I just knew that we had to try it on our AppleBlossom. Just from seeing pictures, and then with the actual diaper in hand I could not get over how cute it is. Truly it is the most adorable diaper I have yet to see. At first, I had a real issue, because I just was certain that the elastic would not fit her legs and she is a little girl. I went and emailed their customer service and received prompt and polite replies to my questions (they must have thought me crazy!). The AppleCheeks diapers have some strong elastic in the legs and it is a different feeling that using other diapers. The pulling of the side, fully extending the elastic of the leg before snapping is very important. (Otherwise, you’ll. . .
As I said previously in another post. I love Kissaluvs fitted diapers. In addition to enjoying the ease of use and great fit of the Kissaluvs NB size 0 diaper, I absolutely love the size 1. When we were acquiring our stash pre-AppleBlossom, I met a great woman through CraigsList and bought off of her six size 1 Kissaluvs fitted diapers, she did not end up using them at all, but had gotten them gently used from another Mama. They are all natural colored cotton with four having purple serged edges and two having rainbow serged edges. Being that this was well before the V2.0 that has the rainbow serging I am not sure what that means. Either way, these are older, but still fabulous. They are the perfect long car ride, naptime, and nighttime diapers. At least they were until recently. All of the sudden AppleBlossom’s night diapers are more. . .
I have to admit it, I am completely a fan of fitted diapers. It all started at the beginning six months ago when my daughter was a newborn and we were introduced to the Kissaluvs size 0 diaper. During all my research of cloth diapers while I was pregnant I heard many wonderful things about the newborn diaper from Kissaluvs. So we while acquiring some of stash before AppleBlossom was born we went to The Natural Baby brick and mortar near Athens, Georgia (though she’s online too!) and bought one of the Kissa’s Organic Cotton/Hemp Fitted Diapers in a size 0 or NB. More about our fabrics: Organic Cotton: Organic cotton is the perfect fabric for diapers. Not only does this pure fabric provide the best for your baby, it’s also environmentally safe. It is grown without any harmful sprays, chemicals, or pesticides. It’s what gives our diapers that character and. . .
How I Store My Cloth Diapers Before AppleBlossom was born we were able to attend a Tikes, Tots, and Teens Consignment Sale in Georgia and there we bought an awesome old (old as in made the same year I was born) changing table. You know the kind, with a top and two shelves with the spindle like bars? Well on those shelves go the storage boxes for the dipes. Somewhere I saw a suggestion of using a toy bin organizer for diapers and that is what I desperately wanted. But we did not have the money for that. Enginerd was at the store and saw these Sterilite containers for a few dollars and bought several and now that is what we store our diapers in on the shelves. It is good, because when she grows out of one size we just snap on the lid and they are already “in. . .
The secret is out! I can finally tell you!! tiny babies should leave tiny footprints. You want your baby to be earth smart from the start. So we’ve added tiny gPants to the gDiapers family, perfect for babies 6-10 lbs. And with a front that snaps down there’s plenty of wiggle room for the umbilical cord to heal. Tiny gPants are now available exclusively in the new baby bundle. Enough to keep your baby covered from day one: When our little AppleBlossom was first born our diaper stash was too large, but due to circumstances we were blessed to be able to give a trial run to some Tiny g’s prototype from gDiapers. It has been a secret, but now they are out and available for all to have! I am so excited! It almost makes me want to go back in time so that I can get their new. . .
Check it out! Today I’m a feature on the Mamas of Cloth over at the Family of the Cloth blog. Woohoo! (Click the button to go there)
After making the decision to go completely cloth for my baby’s bum, I was searching around and reading information galore about cloth diapers and came across mama cloth products. I was shocked, but it had never even crossed my mind before to get cloth menstrual pads for myself. But if I can handle doing cloth for AppleBlossom, then CherryBlossom should be able to do it too right? *wink* Well into my research the first ones I wanted to try were Lunapads. Lunapads was created in 1993 by company president Madeleine Shaw, in response to her own dissatisfaction with conventional disposable menstrual products. As a result thousands of women around the world have since discovered that not only are washable pads more comfortable than disposables, but they’re very economical and environmentally responsible. *Thanks to Lunapads for sending for a few samples for review.* The products I was able to review include:–. . .
Recently I was introduced to Helena of Thanks Mama, a online cloth diaper company based out of Boston, Massachusetts. And I want to share with you all about her, her store, and blog! I am a work at home mom (with a lot of help from my husband) We have a 14 months old baby girl, cloth diapered from birth. Almost every new product we add, we try on our baby, if we won’t use it, we won’t sell it! We have a new blog www.clothdiapertalk.com where we hold giveaways, they are not on schedule yet, but eventually they will become a weekly event. We also have reusable nursing and menstrual care products for moms and natural baby care products. We are growing and developing fast (sometimes faster than we can handle!) *grin* Look forward in the future to a guest post from our dear Mama Helena and right now. . .
Today has been a rough day on a rough year. A friend in the cloth diaper industry got the diagnosis today that her 12 y.o. daughter Maria has a terrible brain tumor in the middle of her brain. They sought medical attention after brief symptoms of motor skills trouble on the right hand side of her body and some cognitive difficulties. The first word they received today after her MRI was that it was inoperable and she didn’t have long to live (I assume from the interference with brain function from rapid growth). They have since found a neurosurgeon that is willing to attempt to remove it and she is scheduled for surgery at 7:30 AM tomorrow morning. Whatever time you receive this–since God isn’t limited in time–please pray for Maria and her whole family. She is the eldest daughter and her youngest sister was born just after AppleBlossom.
Soon after finding out that we were pregnant with our AppleBlossom we knew that we were going to cloth diaper and so I went to my SisterL for advice. As you can read back on this post, she strongly prefers a Bummis system to cloth diapering. *Thanks to Shirley from Bummis, I was able to review an Infant sized Bummis Organic Cloth Diaper Kit* and I’m sold! This is my preference for cloth diapering pretty much for all the time. In the weeks to come I’ll fill you in on other methods I also use and enjoy. But I love Bummis brand! First off, what did I get in the kit? The Infant size contains: • 24 infant size Organic Cotton Prefold diapers (4 x 8 x 4 layers thick) • 4 Super Whisper Wraps – small • 2 Super Brites – small • 3 rolls Bio-Soft liners – small. . .
When my friend Lindsey introduced me to Alicia, the creative mind behind WoollyBums Cloth Diapers I became really excited. This fall is the first introduction of Newborn/Small diapers to her stash of normally One Size fitted diapers. We were able to sample a Newborn Pucci Diamonds fitted diaper as well as a One Size Pink Chickadees and absolutely love them both! AppleBlossom is already on the out growing stage of the Newborn/Small diaper at 11lbs, but these are without a doubt ones that I plan to get the next child round. I like it even better than the Kissaluv’s size 0! Fabric is of premium quality and a fabulous choice of patterns and a bamboo inner layer. Here is a WoollyBums description of the Newborn/Small diaper. Sweet little newborn bums will fit perfectly in this tiny diaper! If you’re planning on having a baby and going with cloth from the. . .
After my decision to cloth diaper our daughter AppleBlossom and literally months of research, one of the first choices I knew I wanted to have in my diaper stash were Fuzzi Bunz diapers. About the time that I was making our first purchases, I discovered the new One Size (OS) Fuzzi Bunz (FB) diaper and was able to acquire one of those as well as some Perfect Size (PS) Small and Medium diapers. In comparison to the other diapers we have also obtained in the small size, FB is one of our favorites still. Fuzzi Bunz is a pocket diaper with guaranteed snaps from Mother of Eden. The outer layer is made of PUL (polyurethane laminated fabric), which is soft and waterproof and available in a plethora of colors and limited edition prints such as the current daisy print which is just too cute! The inside fabric that is up. . .
When I first found out that I was pregnant, I knew that I was going to cloth diaper full time. It was about two or three days after finding out that I was pregnant that I started my cloth diaper (CD) research and then spent the next 35 weeks continuing it. *grin* I have been thinking over and preparing my mind to write up some great educational CD posts about my experiences and opinions of various products, but apparently I am not fast enough! My AppleBlossom is one month old today, and we have three weeks of CD experience under our belt, but I have a friend begging with questions, and they must be answered ASAP to make her a CD convert with her 3 mo old… so here is the beginning of my unorganized thoughts… There are four main types of CD:PF (prefolds) with coverspocket diapersAIO (all-in-one)fitted diapers with. . .