Friday, February 25, 2011

bumGenius AIO discontinued and on sale
bumGenius All In One 3.0 diapers have been discontinued in sizes Small, Medium and Large. The only size that will continue to be offered is XS to fit during that tiny newborn stage.
We will be clearing inventory for the discontinued sizes, they are on Sale now until supplies last, quantity discounts still apply as well. Even thought this is an AIO diaper and has attached soaker, it also has a pocket in sizes S,M and L to add an insert when needed.
Wool Diaper Covers on sale!

If you ever wanted to try Wool Diaper Covers now is a good time to stock up. You only need a couple of Wool Diaper Covers because each can last for up to two weeks without washing (unless you had a major blow out:). They do need to be Hand Washed and Lanolized, a 10-15 minutes process, when it is time to wash them. Wool is naturally water resistant and does not absorb odors, it is the most breathable diaper cover you can use. Wool Diaper Covers are also most comfortable to be in, they are soft and stretchy all over. See our other posts about Wool Covers and Wool Cover Care if you want to learn more and don't hesitate to ask questions.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Boba Carrier: A Review

I love babywearing. I started off with a used BabyBjorn when my son was about 2 months old, which was great until he got a little older and it began to hurt my back. I had heard many praises sung about the Ergo, so I wound up springing for an Ergo Organic. My son lived in that thing for many months. Napped in it, nursed in it, went places with me in it.

More recently, I had the opportunity to try the Boba Carrier. (pictured left) It's quite similar to the Ergo, but doesn't offer the side carry (which isn't very comfortable to me, anyway), doesn't have a storage pocket, has little foot stirrups, and has a slightly higher weight limit.

The Boba is very comfortable. The front carry is simple and comfortable. The back carry feels practically weightless, even with a 21 pound toddler on my back. He's comfortable, I'm comfortable, and we can walk for a few miles this way without a problem. I do find the back carrier much tricker with the Boba than with the Ergo. For the life of me, I can't do the back carry myself...I always need some extra help.

I don't have the Boba organic, but I do find the material to be a little rougher than my Ergo organic.

Most people will get a bit more use out of a Boba than an Ergo. The Ergo's weight limit is 40 pounds, while the Boba's is 45.

I'd absolutely recommend the Boba. It's an excellent carrier, and because the weight limit is so high, you get a lot of bang for your buck.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Cloth Diaper Introduction YouTube Video

Thanks Mama has started a series where we demonstrate how to use different types of cloth diapers. This video is an introduction to different types of cloth diapers, such as prefolds, all-in-ones, hybrids, etc. Stay tuned for future videos with more in-depth demos on how to use cloth diapers!

Friday, February 18, 2011

President's Day - 3 Days ONLY Sale

3 DAYS ONLY STORE WIDE SALE.
Save 10% with coupon code "PRESIDENT"
Starts Friday February 18, 2011 at 12:00am EST
Ends Monday 21st, 2011 at 11:59pm EST

Not valid on bumGenius, Flip, Econobum and GroVia.

Cannot be combined with any other offers, offer not valid on previous orders and can't be extended. Sorry, no exceptions.




Tuesday, February 1, 2011

A few of our favorite things...in Cloth

I’m really not sure what EXACTLY drew me into the cloth diaper hype. Maybe it was people telling me about them, maybe it was the colors and designs, maybe it was just to be better to mother earth, or maybe…shhhh…it was just me. That is right. I am declaring my love for cloth!
Matthew turned one on January 29th, 2011 and he has been cloth diapered for 8 months now. Now, I am not saying that everything has be up and up with them, but there has been more up than down. We have tried so many this year that it is amazing, and I am still undecided on which one exactly is my favorite. But what I do know is that there are no more sposies in this house! Here is my opinion on some of what we have tried (along with some adorable pictures!)
We like every diaper, and every closure for different reasons…Just to name a few…
Rumparooz:



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Rumparooz are a very soft and snug fitting diaper. Matthew has always had chunky legs, and the sizing is perfect for him with the snap closure. However we do not find that we get the same fit with the hook and loop closure, as we do with snaps. The inside wicks away the moisture to make for an incredibly dry bum. However the gussets are very tight and sometimes they need to be washed twice to make sure there is no poopy residue left behind. Their PUL is amazing, and still has yet to leak or crack. Plus, they have an adorable fire truck design!

Bumgenius 3.0 AIO:


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The bG 3.0 AIO is one diaper we were very sad to see discontinued. This diaper is the husbands favorite, because he says it’s identical to a disposable diaper. Which in truth it is. It’s sized (or was) Small, Medium, and Large and only came in hook and loop closure. It had a pocket for extra stuffing as needed. It had to be the most basic cloth diaper I had ever seen, but definitely a favorite and worth the money. We never had anything more than the occasional night time leak, and it didn’t look bulky under clothes. But a hint if you need your AIO’s to dry faster…if possible, turn them inside out. Doing this especially with the bG’s cut their dryer time in half!

Happy Heinys


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Happy Heinys is another great diaper, However it is a little awkward fitting on our baby. We always had leaks, and irregular fitting, so this one didn’t last long in our home. But it went perfectly with his football baby legs for the Patriots games!

Rockin Green:


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How can you have cloth diapers without something to wash them in? There are many cloth diaper detergents out there, but recently I participated in the RNG photo contest for “best use of the RNG bag” and I chose to “wash with my rockin green.” I just threw this in here because it was a funny photo.

And one more thing…



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If you use cloth diapers, a great alternative to pants is baby legs or leg warmers. We love these in our home, and wear them more than pants. (since we live in New England, that is in the house only at this point in time). There are so many styles and sizes to choose from that you can match any diaper with any leg warmers and still be matching!
These are our opinions after 8 months of cloth diapering on some of the diapers we have tried and used. Your opinion might differ from mine, and thats why it is called an opinion. Every child is shaped differently and the cloth diaper companies do their best to make a diaper to fit all shapes and sizes, and sometimes it works great for some children, and other times, it doesnt work for some. We love cloth in our home, and will never go back to disposable. I think that my grandchildren (hopefully 25 years from now! lol) will be cloth diapered too.
I am not completely green, and I do not think anyone is. But I took the step to start by cloth diapering my baby. Will you join me?

Happy Birthday to My Boy!


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~The Boys Mama & Family~

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