Saturday, April 12, 2014

Best Diaper Sprayers for Cloth Diapering


Ever had someone's eyes widen when you tell them you cloth diaper and ask you in a mystified tone "But what do you do with the poop!?"  Well, what do you do with the poop?  Personally, I spray it off. It makes my life so much easier, because I'm not super interested in dunking and swishing (though it certainly works), or scraping (which also works, but is just not for me).  I like the ease of a diaper sprayer.  If you think you would too, then you are in luck, because we have two different quality diaper sprayers for you to choose from.

If you want a diaper sprayer that blends in with your toilet and doesn't draw attention to itself but still works super well, a Fuzzi Bunz Diaper Sprayer might be for you.  It has a clean, modern, white design-  perfect for a discreet placement.  Even its hose is white, so you get a cohesive look.  The Fuzzi Bunz Diaper Sprayer comes with a bracket so you can hang it on your toilet- no leaving it sitting on the floor, or propped precariously on top of your toilet.  It comes with everything you need to easily connect the sprayer to your toilet's plumbing.  Really- it's a simple installation- definitely no need to hire a plumber. Take a look at this handy chart if you don't believe me.  There's not much too it!



If you'd prefer the look of stainless steel, you will love the Aquaus Mini Shower Diaper Sprayer.  It has a chrome and stainless steel sprayer that has a sleek minimalist design.  The Aquaus attaches to your toilet's flexible line, and you can easily hook it up without a plumber or tools.  One thing to keep in mind with the sprayer is that it doesn't come with a flexible line, so make sure your toilet already has one.  This sprayer has a high pressure flow and anti-drip spray head.  It won't drip as it sprays, which is obviously something you don't want happening while you spray off poopy diapers.  This is a great sprayer that will be perfect for cleaning your cloth diapers.


Either option will take care of your cloth diaper needs (as well as help you clean your toilets easily!).  They're both priced really reasonably, have great design, and will make cloth diapering just a bit easier. It will also let you answer people with they ask you what you do with the poop.  Just smile and tell them that you spray it off, right into the toilet, and never touch a bit!  That should make their eyes open wide with wonder again... and maybe you'll be able to say that you've converted someone to cloth.  

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Bumkins Bibs {Exclusive Prints!}


Messy.  Babies are so messy.  You can give them the cleanest, most simple finger foods, and somehow it ends up all over their clothes, their hair, and probably your walls.  Yikes.  So what is a mama to do?

Bibs!  Lots and lots of bibs.  Big bibs, wipe-able bibs, cute bibs, just lots of bibs.  One of my favorite brands of bibs is Bumkins.  They've got you covered.  Ok, well, they've got your baby covered.  I mean, really covered.  These bibs are big, soft, have pockets to catch dropped food, and they're waterproof.  Some of them even have sleeves.  They are sized for infants all the way up to preschoolers, and they're perfect for just about every messy task.  In fact, Bumkins even makes a waterproof Art Smock which is perfect for those preschool finger painting projects!


But back to the babes- let's chat about the bibs you will want to have on hand for the first two years of your baby's life.  The bib you'll want for those first meals is the Bumkins Starter Bib.  It's designed to fit babies from 6 to 9 months.  This bib is perfectly sized for infants with a pocket to catch any food that may fall (or be spit out) during your baby's meal.  The material is soft and waterproof, and it's completely safe for your baby, so you can rest easy if your babe chews on the edge of their bib.  It's free of BPA, PVC, lead, vinyl, and phthalates.  It is 8 inches across and 6 1/2 inches from the neck to the bottom, has a velcro closure, and it comes in a bevy of adorable prints.  At only $4.95 a bib, these bibs are also very affordable.


For bigger babes, try Bumkins Superbibs.  They measure 10 inches across instead of 8, and they're 9 inches from neck to bottom instead of 6 1/2.  These bibs are made to fit babes from 6-24 months, and also have a pocket to catch crumbs and spills.  Superbibs have velcro closures, and flare out a bit at the top to give even better protection.  You can get the Superbibs in a single or three pack, and they come in cute modern prints, and Cat in the Hat prints.  Basically, there's a design for everyone.


Now if you want maximum protection in a traditional-style bib, I've got just the thing for you.  Bumkins Supersized Superbibs are pretty spectacular.  They measure 18 inches across and 18 inches from the neck to bottom.  They feature a velcro closure, and a huge bib to catch pretty much anything.  I think you could fit an entire chicken drumstick in this pocket.  It's also big enough that it will completely cover your child's lap, so those cute pants of theirs won't get covered in food.  Like the Superbibs, Supersized Superbibs have a flared top to cover from shoulder to shoulder.  These bibs are unlike anything else on the market, and you will fall in love with them.  They're soft, waterproof, and will save you money in the long run by keeping your kids clothes looking clean and new.


The other cool thing about these awesome Supersized Superbibs is that we have exclusive prints. Forest Friends and Fire Engine are two prints that you won't find anywhere else.  Both are really adorable, and you're going to want to snatch them up!

While I can't promise that using Bumkins bibs will magically keep food from falling out of your baby's mouth, I can promise that they will help make meal time a whole lot cleaner.  At least their clothes and the floor. Which is really all we can hope for.  Bon Appetite!



Friday, March 28, 2014

Best Reusable Swim Diapers



I know it may not feel like it for most of us (endless winter, anyone?) but summer really is just right around the corner.  Of course that means you are going to need a couple of swim diapers for you little ones, because the pool will be calling your name before you know it.  Even if you don't cloth diaper, reusable swim diapers are a great thing to have.  Who wants to deal with a soggy, waterlogged, mushy disposable swim diaper?

Not me!

So let's cover some of the adorable options we have available, because we've got just about everything you need.


If you don't want to mess with a separate swim diaper and swim suit, you will probably love Imse Vimse's 2 Part Swimsuit.  It's an adorable little tankini for the little girls in your life, and you don't have to peel an entire wet swimsuit off to change your baby's diaper.  The swim diaper itself is nice and snug fitting so no "floaters" clear the pool.  It also has side snaps for easy changing and no mess.  These swimsuits give a good amount of sun coverage, are affordable, and are super cute.  It's an all-in-one option that makes swim time easy and hassle-free.


For the little men out there, i Play's Ultimate Swim Diaper Board Shorts are a slam dunk.  Your little guy will look stylish and adorable, and you have a cute suit with a built in swim diaper.  They feature sun protection and a layer of material in the diaper that will help wick moisture away from your baby's skin.  Pair them with a Planet Wise My Swim Baby UV Shirt, and you've got amazing sun protection, and a little guy that looks like a pint-sized surfer.  Really, it doesn't get much better than that.



If you've already got a swimsuit that you love and all you need is a swim diaper, check out our Bambino Mio Swim Diaper.  Crazy cute, and extra trim, these diapers will fit under any swimsuit.  These pull-up swim diapers have soft and elasticized leg openings and a draw-string waist so you don't need to worry about messes.  They are made to trap any solids, but let liquids flow out.  They are also cute enough to use as a standalone swim bottom if you ever forget your baby's suit.  They're also trim enough to store on in your diaper bag for those impromptu pool parties.


We have lots and lots of fantastic options.  This post could be pages long with all of the great swim suits and swim diapers that we offer at Thanks Mama, but I'm pretty sure you don't have all day to read it.  So go check out our Swim Diaper page, I know we will have something that fits your needs, and make you want to take your little sweeties to the pool all of the time.  I know I'm itching for some summer fun.  Maybe if we all start swim-diaper shopping it will bring on the sun.



Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Balancing Cloth Diaper Performance and Affordability {Kawaii}

Are you looking for an affordable cloth diaper brand that is cute, Oeko-Tex certified, and loved by many? You might be thinking that finding those qualities in one cloth diaper brand is impossible.  An insurmountable task.  The Mount Everest of cloth diapering conundrums.  But it's not. You can find all of those qualities in KaWaii Baby diapers. Intrigued?

KaWaii Baby is a canadian company that was born out of frustration with how long disposable diapers take to break down in landfills. KaWaii diapers are made with only safe and high quality materials, and their Oeko-Tex certification means that you can feel good about putting KaWaii diapers on your baby.  Don't let the price tag on these diapers fool you. These are not "China cheapies." They're ethically manufactured, and Canadian owned.

KaWaii makes covers, swim diapers, training pants, wetbags, pocket diapers, and inserts. Basically everything you need to successfully cloth diaper your baby, you can find from KaWaii. Today let's talk about your pocket diaper options from KaWaii.

First up is their Bamboo Minky Mom Label Diaper. With a Minky outer, waterproof TPU lining, and a soft bamboo inner, this is a super luxurious diaper.  It has a pocket opening, so it's customizable.  You can put whatever inserts, prefolds, or flats in it you prefer. The Minky Mom Label diaper also has three rows of rise snaps so it will fit tiny newborns from about 8 lbs all the way up to toddlerhood and 36 lbs.  It has crossover tabs for tiny bellies, and a front panel of TPU material to prevent wicking out of the top of the diaper. That is a lot of really amazing features in a diaper that costs only $12.99.



Goodnight Heavy Wetters are basically the holy grail of affordable night-time cloth diapers.  They've got a 3 layer outer cover and come with two XL microfiber inserts.  These feature a lot of the same perks as the Minky diapers- three rows of rise snaps, fit babies from 8-36 lbs, and a back pocket opening.  The inner of the Goodnight Heavy Wetters is made from moisture-wicking microfleece, making it ideal for night time.  If your baby doesn't feel wet, they are probably less likely to wake up, especially on colder nights.  They come in a variety of really cute prints, and are only $10.95 each.  Which is a little crazy, but who are we to argue with an amazing value like that, right?


The last pocket diaper I want to tell you about from KaWaii is their Pure and Natural line.  These are their most affordable pocket diaper option.  They have a stay-dry inner and a waterproof TPU outer.  The closure is make with hook and loop tape, so it's super grandma, daycare, and babysitter friendly.  They have three rows of snaps for size adjustment, and fit babies from 6 to 22 lbs, so it does fit better on smaller babies.  This is probably not the only diaper you want in your stash, as it won't fit bigger babies well, but for $7.50 a diaper, it is a really great diaper to fill in your stash with.


KaWaii diapers are the total package.  They are reliable, customizable, and crazy affordable.  Oh, and cute. Did I mention cute?  I know that's a prerequisite for just about all of us.  So if you've never checked out KaWaii diapers, you should!



Friday, March 14, 2014

Thanks Mama now ships FREE! Plus $5 bonus...



Have you heard? We now offer free shipping to all U.S. states! That's right, free shipping on cloth diapers and anything else you're eyeing in our online store. Yes, it's free even to Alaska and Hawaii! Of course it's best to consolidate everything you would like to buy into one order to minimize the emissions associated with shipping good around the country and be eco-friendly. 

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