Thursday, February 4, 2010

Snowman Butt (embellished fleece diaper cover) LIVE Giveaway!


Even though there is still a good six inches of snow on the ground from this past weekend, we're supposed to get 12-18 more inches tomorrow! Personally, I absolutely LOVE the snow, and am thoroughly enjoying this very snowy winter. It just makes me feel so peaceful and serene.

To celebrate all this white stuff, I thought I would give away a Snowman Butt embellished fleece diaper cover/soaker, handmade by me.


Fleece is super soft against baby's skin, and very breathable. It doesn't absorb moisture- it repels it, thus creating a barrier between baby's diaper and the outside world. Use it with your favorite prefolds and fitted cloth diapers, or even over disposable diapers for extra protection (and extra cuteness)!



The cover I'm giving away is a size MEDIUM, with the following measurements:
Rise = 17"
Waist = 15-17"
Thigh = 9-10"

You can find other embellished fleece soakers and longies, as well as many other handmade eco-friendly goodies in my Etsy shop, Enchanted Dandelions. You can see other soakers I've made under my Sold Items. Custom orders are always welcome!

On to the giveaway! I thought I would do this one a little bit different. Instead of having it end on a certain date, I will draw a random winner when we reach 200 comments. And instead of having a maximum number of entries per person, you can enter as much as you want. Sound cool? ^.^

Mandatory Entry: Become a public follower of this blog (see right column). Be sure to include your email address where I may contact you if you win.

Bonus Entries: (leave a separate comment for each one)
* Comment with a design you'd like to see embellished on future fleece soakers - unlimited entries!
* Comment with anything related to cloth diapers: about your personal stash, why you love cloth diapers, about their many benefits, tricks and tips, diapers you'd like to try, etc. Doesn't have to be anything significant or long, just little blurbs that stay somewhat on topic ^.^ - unlimited entries!
* Follow me on Twitter (leave username)
* Tweet about this giveaway, including a link to this post - unlimited entries! (just don't annoy your twitter friends too much, *wink*)

Good luck and just go nuts with the comments! Who knows... maybe if the person with the most comments doesn't win, I'll have to send them a little consolation prize. *wink* (In the meantime, I'll sit here and try my best not to join the conversation... it'll be hard- I'm such a cloth diaper fanatic. *grin*)

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taylorUSMCwife on February 4, 2010 at 6:16 PM said...

I follow your blog!

taylorUSMCwife on February 4, 2010 at 6:18 PM said...

Well, you already know that a Jolly Roger is an AWESOME idea!

I also love your planet earth one, too! (I need a bigger size lol)

I would love a football one (Seahawk colors of course) for next season.

DH really wanted me to ask if you could make one with USMC on the bottom! =)

How about a sushi roll on the bum? CUTENESS!

hmmm, I will think some more on this...

taylorUSMCwife on February 4, 2010 at 6:18 PM said...

Twitter follower! @taylacy504

taylorUSMCwife on February 4, 2010 at 6:19 PM said...

I would like some mamas to comment about some ULTIMATE NIGHTTIME SOLUTIONS!

(ashamed to admit but I use sposies at night because I always end up changing the sheets in the middle of the night! Eek!)

Shan on February 4, 2010 at 7:09 PM said...

Let's see...I follow your blog! :D

Stephanie on February 4, 2010 at 7:09 PM said...

I follow your blog and LOVE all the cute things you make! I bought a Pumpkin fleece cover and it was the cutest thing ever!

Shan on February 4, 2010 at 7:09 PM said...

I love cloth diapers for their cuteness...but I am having a hard time finding the love these days...*sigh
This would cheer me up!

Shan on February 4, 2010 at 7:10 PM said...

I would love a Monster face embellished one!

Shan on February 4, 2010 at 7:10 PM said...

I follow you on Twitter! (shanhoorn) *giggle

Shan on February 4, 2010 at 7:11 PM said...

I just tweeted about your contest! :D

Desiree Fawn on February 4, 2010 at 7:12 PM said...

I follow your blog and I LOVE my earth bum fleece cover. It's so fantastic!

I'm always so sad when it's in the wash and I can't use it!

Desiree Fawn on February 4, 2010 at 7:12 PM said...

I quasi re-tweeted too ^_^ Had to edit your tweet a little to make it fit, haha.

Lis on February 4, 2010 at 7:30 PM said...

I am following your blog

lis4692

lis4692@yahoo.com

Lis on February 4, 2010 at 7:31 PM said...

I follow you on Twitter @lis4692

Lis on February 4, 2010 at 7:35 PM said...

Tweeted!!

Angie Muir-Hughes said...

cloth diapers are cool! :)

Nicole said...

following!

house_of_boys@yahoo.com

Jennifer on February 4, 2010 at 11:54 PM said...

I follow your blog

Jennifer on February 4, 2010 at 11:54 PM said...

Never got into cloth diapers because of initial cost but man I wish i did after 2 kids!

Jennifer on February 4, 2010 at 11:54 PM said...

I follow you on Twitter (@jkgorcery)

Jennifer on February 4, 2010 at 11:54 PM said...

I tweeted: https://twitter.com/jkgorcery/status/8664333593

Jennifer on February 4, 2010 at 11:56 PM said...

You can use different animals to embellished, like penguins, dolphins, dogs, cats, etc...

Heidi J on February 5, 2010 at 10:28 AM said...

I'd like to see leaves on soakers!

Heidi J on February 5, 2010 at 10:28 AM said...

I'd also like to see trees!

Heidi J on February 5, 2010 at 10:28 AM said...

Robots too!

Heidi J on February 5, 2010 at 10:29 AM said...

And outer space stuff!

Heidi J on February 5, 2010 at 10:30 AM said...

I follow you on twitter!

Heidi J on February 5, 2010 at 10:31 AM said...

tweet: https://twitter.com/chalcedonia/status/8681336116

Heidi J on February 5, 2010 at 10:32 AM said...

I love that cloth diapers don't stink! (at least of chemicals)

Heidi J on February 5, 2010 at 10:33 AM said...

I had to use some disposables while I was trying to get rid my son's rash and I HATED how they stunk. He smells so much nicer in cloth diapers.

KeriAnne on February 5, 2010 at 12:11 PM said...

Following! craftedbydesign [at!] gmail dot com

KeriAnne on February 5, 2010 at 12:11 PM said...

Follow you on twitter (craftedbydesign)

KeriAnne on February 5, 2010 at 12:12 PM said...

I would love a car on a black soaker.

KeriAnne on February 5, 2010 at 12:12 PM said...

Or how about a fish on a blue soaker for summer?

Heidi J on February 5, 2010 at 5:44 PM said...

tweet: https://twitter.com/chalcedonia/status/8696843217

Heidi J on February 5, 2010 at 5:44 PM said...

I got fluffy mail today! I love getting fluffy mail!

Candace on February 5, 2010 at 5:48 PM said...

I'm a public follower! girlhaq @ gmail.com

Candace on February 5, 2010 at 5:49 PM said...

I follow you on Twitter (@girlhaq)
girlhaq @ gmail.com

Candace on February 5, 2010 at 5:49 PM said...

Right now my favorite cloth diaper is FuzziBunz and prefolds. We use BG 3.0 OS at night but I really don't care for them anymore, they seem really cheaply made. I also loved fitted diapers like BSRB!

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 5:50 PM said...

I would love to see a big yellow smiley face! It would make me smile.

Candace on February 5, 2010 at 5:50 PM said...

In the future I would like to see brightly colored fleece soakers, maybe with cute fruit embelishments? Like a lavendar soaker with grapes embelished on it? Or a light yellow with a banana?

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 5:50 PM said...

Sorry, I forgot to comment that I follow!
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Candace on February 5, 2010 at 5:51 PM said...

Oh oh and how about a red one with hearts on it, for v-day?? That seems like something that you could wear year around, not just for a holiday!

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 5:51 PM said...

I would love to see Hello Kitty on a soaker!
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 5:51 PM said...

I would love a schnauzer on the soaker
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Candace on February 5, 2010 at 5:52 PM said...

I really, really want to try diaper pins! I have only used a Snappi up until now and I really wish someone locally sold diaper pins so that I could finally try them out. I think that I would love them!

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 5:52 PM said...

Deinitely a jack-o-lantern for halloween
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Candace on February 5, 2010 at 5:53 PM said...

As far as fleece soaker.. How about a "birthday" soaker.. Something with a cupcake and a candle on top? That would be totally adorable! Gotta have some birthday pants, ya know? :P

girlhaq @ gmail.com

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 5:53 PM said...

Tweet!
http://twitter.com/notimeMom/status/8697149198
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 5:53 PM said...

I follow you on twitter (notimeMom)
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 5:53 PM said...

I would love my alma mater on the bum... a big UofO.
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 5:54 PM said...

I won a diaper yesterday and am so excited to get it!
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Candace on February 5, 2010 at 5:54 PM said...

To taylor earlier about night time solutions:

Our go-to night time diaper is the BumGenius 3.0 OS AIO.. We use the large OS soaker it comes with and we also add another insert. The JoeyBunz hemp inserts are REALLY amazing at soaking up really well, but sometimes the newborn soakers that came w/the diaper work equally as well. It makes for an EXTRA fluffy bottom but it keeps all the urine in and keeps my baby dry for 12-14 hours at night!

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 5:54 PM said...

My daughter is sporting a new red AppleCheeks diaper. It is fabulous!
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 5:55 PM said...

I need to run another load of diapers. I do diapers at least every other day! Need more fluff.
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Candace on February 5, 2010 at 5:55 PM said...

How about a blue cookie monster soaker?? Oh man.. With a cookie in his mouth? I love cookie monster!

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 5:56 PM said...

My favorite overnight diapers are Fuzzi Bunz & bumGenius! Both are leak proof!
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Candace on February 5, 2010 at 5:56 PM said...

Owen's Mom: We do diaper laundry every other day, but have enough to where we could go 3 days inbetween. HOWEVER, you do not want to do that!! Every other day is perfect.. If I go longer than that, I have to soak my diapers in the wash, otherwise the urine smell sets in.

Oh and we use Rockin Green Soap or Thirsties diaper wash.. both are AMAZING! I'll never use regular detergent again!

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 5:56 PM said...

I would love to see a turkey on a soaker for Thanksgiving. A little dewdrop head & multiple colors for the tail.
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 5:57 PM said...

It would also be fun to put sayings on the soakers. Stuff like "Loved Little Girl"
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 5:58 PM said...

Thanks Candace! Good to know. I just feel like I am constantly doing diapers. I am dying to try Charlie's Soap.
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 5:59 PM said...

I really want to make a diaper, but don't want to invest much in materials. I think that would defeat the purpose of making them. Anyone know a good inexpensive way to start?
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 5:59 PM said...

I would love a red soaker with a strawberry on the bum since my DH is a farmer.
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Candace on February 5, 2010 at 6:00 PM said...

Owen's: What do you currently use to wash? I haven't tried Charlie's. I tried RnG first and now I am totally hooked!! I also LOVE Thirsties "pre-wash" that I put in during the first initial rinse.. It really seems to keep my diapers brighter and smelling better. I've used RnG to restore my grandma's quilt that was left in a dirty garage and I also used it to restore some of my Mom's baby clothes that we found in my grandparent's attic. It really is amazing stuff!

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 6:00 PM said...

My son (2 years old) would love a helicopter or airplane on his soaker.
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Candace on February 5, 2010 at 6:02 PM said...

How about Zodiac sign fleece soakers?

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 6:02 PM said...

I currently use All pure because it is what we currently have. It is free of all perfumes & dyes. I know there is better, but don't want to make a big order right now.
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Candace on February 5, 2010 at 6:03 PM said...

Owen's: Here is a free pattern.. I've heard mamas say it is pretty good! I haven't tried it yet but am going to! http://handmadebyrita.blogspot.com/

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 6:03 PM said...

Last night my DH folded/stuffed diapers for the first time. He did a pretty good job, but I have all different diapers and they all have different inserts or use.
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Candace on February 5, 2010 at 6:04 PM said...

I used All Free & Clear for the first 6 months.. And it was fine. I did start to have build up after that. Also, I bleach my microfiber about once every 3 months or so.. Helps them stay fresh and keeps them from getting dingy! Especially those overnight ones.

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 6:04 PM said...

Candace, thanks for the pattern! I am dying to try, but I worry about the cost of materials. I would have to order PUL or other materials.
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Candace on February 5, 2010 at 6:05 PM said...

Owen's: Awww what a great DH! Mine is totally on board too. There have been a couple tiems I've wanted to use a sposie diaper from our baby shower gifts and DH is the one to talk me down from the ledge LOL He is amazing!! We're going to California for a big trip this April.. Trying to decide if I wanna lug my CD or not. We can't pack more than 1 suitcase.

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 6:06 PM said...

Candace, yes. I agree with the build-up. I have to strip, but I am not sure if my DH would go for seperate detergent. I am currently entering every contest I can find for Rockin' Green or Thirsties.
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Candace on February 5, 2010 at 6:06 PM said...

Owen's: Just go w/that pattern and use flannel.. And you can just use a cover to put over it, like the fleece soakers or a PUL cover you already have! I would start there before buying your own PUL.

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 6:07 PM said...

Candace, do you have a good wet bag for the dirty dipes? I am looking for some right now. I still use some disposable for trips (gasp!)
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Candace on February 5, 2010 at 6:07 PM said...

Owen's: I hear ya! That is why I used All for 6 months. I finally made the jump and then ordered a bunch around the holidays. I think I spent a total of about $50-75 but I have at LEAST a year's worth of detergent now! Kinda sucks though because now I can't buy any new scents when they come out lol DH has me on "no CD buying" lock down lol

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 6:08 PM said...

Candace, there lies the problem. I need to get more covers. That is why I feel like I need to order PUL. I have 2 in diapers right now and am running out of covers too quickly.
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Candace on February 5, 2010 at 6:09 PM said...

Yes! My favorites are Wahmies brand. They have the little pad of fabric inside for you to put tea tree oil on to keep it smelling fresh. I also use Wahmies brand for my diaper pail too! They seem like really good quality bags. I did buy the Planet Wise wipes pouch from Kelly's Closet.. and I am a little unimpressed.. Seems thin and not very good quality.

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 6:09 PM said...

Candace, Ha! I hear ya. I asked about buying more for my stash after Christmas and I was put off. He is sure we have enough diapers. I have 30 for 2 kiddos.
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 6:10 PM said...

Hmmm... I am dying to try tea tree oil. Oddly enough I have cloth diapered for 2 years, but just started talking about cloth online these past 4 months. I didn't know there was so much out there.
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Candace on February 5, 2010 at 6:10 PM said...

I would consider fleece soakers or Thirsties covers.. They're both pretty cheap. The new Thirsties duo wrap is nice because there is only 2 sizes you have to buy! If we are just around the house, I usually let my daughter go w/o a cover and that way I can just change her when I feel she is getting wet. I need to get diaper pins so I can do this more safely though, because right now all I have is Snappis and I'm scared she is gonna hurt herself w/it.

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 6:11 PM said...

I wish I had known more about cloth when I started this with my son. I think if I had been better educated, I might have gone completely cloth with both.
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Candace on February 5, 2010 at 6:12 PM said...

2 years! Wow.. I used sposies on my little girl when she was first born because she was 5lb 5oz and quickly dropped to 5lb and took her a couple months just to get up to around 8lbs! We started as soon as we could though. I am addicted and I loooove it! It has become just as easy as disposables, in my opinion. People should just give it some time!

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 6:12 PM said...

Yes! I just won a Thirsties cover and after having used it for a week, I love it! I used to let my son go without a cover, but he is too old now. He makes a huge mess when it feels wet.
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 6:13 PM said...

My dd is too young to go without, she is 4 months and it would soak my couch or bed when I set her down.
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Candace on February 5, 2010 at 6:13 PM said...

They sell tea tree oil at Walmart. It is about $10 for a big bottle of it.. But it will last you FOREVER because you only use a couple drops at a time. I bought ours when I first had Zoey (in April) and still have over half a bottle!

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 6:14 PM said...

Maybe my kiddos are just heavy wetters? I love tri folds because they go farther with the stash.
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 6:14 PM said...

I would love to see a holly wreath on a soaker

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 6:15 PM said...

Thanks for the tip! I will get some this weekend. I can slip a $10 item in once a week. He doesn't mind that.
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Candace on February 5, 2010 at 6:15 PM said...

Yeah I don't think my daughter is that heavy of a wetter. I did have these diaper covers that I got when we were in Austin, TX on our pre-baby last-chance-alone-time vacation and it is called Diaperraps.. They sell them online here: http://www.babysorganicnursery.com/

I really REALLY liked this cover!! It was soooo soft. It doesn't have laundry tabs, which was my only complaint.. But all I did was close it up before I washed it. It fit over prefolds really well, which is hard to find in a cover since prefolds can be really bulky. Not sure how expensive they are but I loved them!

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 6:16 PM said...

can I ask where in Walmart you found the tea tree oil? I guess I have no idea.
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 6:17 PM said...

I will take a peak. I just use Bummis Whisper Wraps. That is all I have really ever used with the tri-folds. I bought a huge starter box before my first baby.
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Candace on February 5, 2010 at 6:17 PM said...

It is in the Pharmacy section where all of the supplements and vitamins are.. I had to really search high and low to find out.. A pharmacy staff finally helped me locate it. It's the same brand as all the vitamins/supplements that they sell.. It has a yellow label like everything else.

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 6:18 PM said...

I love soft covers! That is why I love my Minkee Magic (baby Beehind) diaper. I love the soft!!!
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Candace on February 5, 2010 at 6:18 PM said...

My peanut is waking up! I'm sure I'll peak back in later. This is fun lol

YAY FOR CLOTH DIAPERS!! Everyone should seriously give them a try!!

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 6:19 PM said...

Thank you so much! That will save some time. I hate trying to hunt for something with 2 cranky pre-nap kiddos.
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 6:19 PM said...

Thank you for all your help! Hope to hear from you again. I love my cloth and I love hearing how to make it easier and more enjoyable.
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 6:21 PM said...

Now that I have been cloth diapering it has become much easier. I learn something new everyday and have learned that there is a place for all cloth diapers. They are as varied as the children they cover, and no diaper works for everyone.
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 6:22 PM said...

I am happy I found your soakers! I stumbled on this during my kiddos naptime. Yay! I have one sleeping with a Fuzzi Bunz & one in an Apple Cheeks diaper.
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 6:23 PM said...

I love all my diapers... I love the variety of colors and the "personalities" they provide. So darling.
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 6:24 PM said...

I would love to see a Nursery Rhyme set of soakers or cloth diapers. Stuff like the dish & the spoon or the Itzy Bitzy spider.
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 6:25 PM said...

Because I grew up in the 80's... I would love a Mario themed soaker... with a block Mario & mushrooms & blocks.
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 6:26 PM said...

Tweet
http://twitter.com/notimeMom/status/8698316997
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 6:26 PM said...

I love my Bummis Whisper Wraps but wish they had some new wrap patterns.
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

SCMOMOF2BOYS on February 5, 2010 at 6:27 PM said...

Public Blog Follower: Karen Bridges

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 6:27 PM said...

I first purchased Whisper Wraps, tri-folds and AIOs. Now I am not a big fan of the AIO. They are harder to clean & dry.
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 6:28 PM said...

HI! did you see my tweet? Glad to have more cloth buddies to chat with. I know from seeing you, you are a cloth lover.
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 6:28 PM said...

I would love kissing fish on a soaker
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

SCMOMOF2BOYS on February 5, 2010 at 6:29 PM said...

New to cloth and lovin' it!

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 6:29 PM said...

I would love to see a basket of easter eggs on a soaker
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Candace on February 5, 2010 at 6:29 PM said...

My little peanut is in a pink/green owl pattern fleece longies over a Thirsties fab fitted.

I have a WIDE range of cloth diapers because I bought different kinds before I settled on what would work for us. I recommend this to everyone!

SCMOMOF2BOYS on February 5, 2010 at 6:29 PM said...

Love to see a tiger paw design, since we are Clemson fans!

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 6:29 PM said...

SCMOMOF2BOYS, What are your favorite diapers?
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

SCMOMOF2BOYS on February 5, 2010 at 6:30 PM said...

Following you on twitter: SCMOMOF2BOYS

Candace on February 5, 2010 at 6:30 PM said...

I also wanted to say that I LOVE Thirsties new Duo Diaper... The hemp/microfiber insert combo is AWESOME.. They are a pretty trim fit and you don't have to remove the inserts before putting them in the wash. I wish they were out when I first bought my stash so I could have more of them. Their velcro seems to be more durable than BumGenius, too!

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 6:30 PM said...

I can't wait for the sun to come back out in Oregon. I love drying my diapers in the sun.
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

SCMOMOF2BOYS on February 5, 2010 at 6:31 PM said...

Owen's Mom:I just started but I like the BG and I love the HEMP (Joey Bunz)inserts!!

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 6:31 PM said...

I put a 1/4 cup of vinegar in my extra rinse to strip my diapers. It helps with odor.
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

SCMOMOF2BOYS on February 5, 2010 at 6:31 PM said...

It's freezing in SC!!!!!!!!!!

Candace on February 5, 2010 at 6:31 PM said...

How do you dry your diapers when it's cloudy out? I hang my diaper shells / covers from pants hangers and then dry the rest of the inserts/prefolds!

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 6:31 PM said...

I am a long time bumGenius fan , too. They hold up really well. I have 2 that have been in rotation for over 2 years.
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

SCMOMOF2BOYS on February 5, 2010 at 6:32 PM said...

Has anyone tried the Baby Kicks dipes?

Candace on February 5, 2010 at 6:32 PM said...

I LOOOOOVE Joey Bunz!!! I wish I could afford to buy like 12 of them! I only have 3.

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 6:32 PM said...

Candace, I hang dry most of the way on the drying rack & then use low heat in the dryer to fluff them.
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

SCMOMOF2BOYS on February 5, 2010 at 6:32 PM said...

Does anyone else love the HEMP inserts?? They are so thin and I love that!!

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 6:33 PM said...

Hmmm... I have never heard of Joey Bunz.... I need to look into those. I am amazed how many brands there are.
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

SCMOMOF2BOYS on February 5, 2010 at 6:33 PM said...

I like the velcro better than snaps, too!

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 6:33 PM said...

I have had probs with mine. I have 2 that lost their absorbency over time. Stripping hasn't helped.
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

SCMOMOF2BOYS on February 5, 2010 at 6:34 PM said...

I get mine at Pittsburg Cloth(FREE SHIP on everything) she is WONDERFUL and GREAT pricing too!!! She has really helped me!!

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 6:34 PM said...

I love the microfiber inserts the best. They have held up the longest.
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Candace on February 5, 2010 at 6:34 PM said...

I prefer snaps.. I used to like Velcro. I won a FuzziBunz in a contest online and I tried it and hated it. I decided to use it for a week and see if it was any good. Now? It is my FAVORITE diaper! Once I adjusted the elastic to fit my daughter right and I used the right insert and right snap settings.. it is PERFECT!

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 6:34 PM said...

I am a snap lover! The velcro wears out over time. Though, velcro is easy for others to figure out.
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

SCMOMOF2BOYS on February 5, 2010 at 6:35 PM said...

NOWHERE in SC sells cloth that I know of. I think I am the only one in my town that uses it.

Candace on February 5, 2010 at 6:35 PM said...

I wish there were local stores that sold cloth here. I have bought almost all of my stuff online.

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 6:36 PM said...

My kiddos are different sizes... not just due to age, but my dd is short and chubby while my son is tall and thin. The Fuzzi Bunz works for them both.
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 6:36 PM said...

I have to order all of mine, but now I am trying to win most of them. I don't have a store nearby either.
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Candace on February 5, 2010 at 6:36 PM said...

What about cloth wipes guys?? I love my BumGenius simple flannel wipes and I LOVE the wipes that @MagicDandelions makes!

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 6:37 PM said...

I just love trying new diapers! I get so excited to see them in the mail.
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Candace on February 5, 2010 at 6:37 PM said...

I've also made a few myself with flannel and like them a lot too. They are soft!! I seem to prefer the thinner flannel type wipes rather than the terry cloth kind.

Candace on February 5, 2010 at 6:38 PM said...

I use water, a little witch hazel, a couple drops of tea tree oil and some baby shampoo to make my wipes solution. I also use the Wee Essential Soap Bits from etsy.com, they are really amazing and go a long way!

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 6:39 PM said...

I just started using cloth wipes.. I won 2. Now I am hooked. I got more and have 30? Love 'em!
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 6:39 PM said...

I want to try the tea tree oil for my wipes. For now I just use warm water.
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 6:40 PM said...

I wish I had known about cloth wipes from the begining. They are so much easier and cheaper to use.
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Candace on February 5, 2010 at 6:40 PM said...

Did you know you can wash and dry disposable baby wipes from the store and use them as liners on your cloth diapers if you ever need to use diaper cream?? We keep a big stack of washed/dried wipes next to our changing table!

SCMOMOF2BOYS on February 5, 2010 at 6:40 PM said...

A shamrock would be cute for St. Patty's Day!

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 6:40 PM said...

I should get my set of Bummas wipes soon. I am excited. So pretty and not expensive at all.
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

SCMOMOF2BOYS on February 5, 2010 at 6:41 PM said...

Good one Candace!!!! Never heard of that!! I am such a newbie to cloth!! I want to try the smartipants dipe, too, has anyone tried it?

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 6:42 PM said...

Candace, really? Hmm... never tried it. Doesn't it depend on the brand? I have used Target wipes and they are paper thin. I prefer the Huggies wipes because they are thick.
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Candace on February 5, 2010 at 6:42 PM said...

I've heard the Smartipants are good but the reviews online say that they are pretty "cheap" made. But I guess you get what you pay for, right?

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 6:42 PM said...

Smartipants? Haven't tried them. I will try anything. :)
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

SCMOMOF2BOYS on February 5, 2010 at 6:43 PM said...

Owen's Mom: Lilliam @Pittsburgh Cloth has Honey Chunks cheap, and I get the sensitive skin kind and mix with water for my dipe solution. I think there are about 40 chunks in one pack, so it will last and it contains tea tree oil. My LO has had no issues with it.

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 6:43 PM said...

I wish all this info was available when I got pregnant. There is so much to learn the first time around.
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Candace on February 5, 2010 at 6:43 PM said...

Owen's: Yes, we use Target brand. Also have tried pampers. Just throw it in your diaper pail and wash them up.. They come out of the dryer REALLY soft.. We use them a lot because there are certain foods that give my little girl diaper rash so we have to sneak some cream in every once and a while and disposables gives her diaper rash.. It works like a CHARM and the size of the wipe fits PERFECTLY in a cloth diaper to cover it!

SCMOMOF2BOYS on February 5, 2010 at 6:44 PM said...

The Econobum I like a lot too. I got one pack for less than $8 at Cotton Babies. I may get the Bummis kit when I get my tax refund. Has anyone tried it??

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 6:44 PM said...

SCMOMOF2BOYS, sounds great! Thanks you two for all the great diaper suggestions. There are always better ways to enjoy cloth diapering.
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Candace on February 5, 2010 at 6:45 PM said...

How about the Flip diaper? We got one set to try.. I actually REALLY like it.. However, the disposable inserts are a big joke. I had to change her every hour or else it would soak all up and start leaking. The washable inserts are nice though.. Makes for easy CDing!

SCMOMOF2BOYS on February 5, 2010 at 6:45 PM said...

I am going to try that with the wipes. I use cloth wipes but occassionally by disposables to have when I am out.

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 6:45 PM said...

I love my Bummis kit. My DH thought I was bonkers (I spent 140$ on the package) that was back when I worked and had my own money....so glad I did. DH has come around to my smart thinking!
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Candace on February 5, 2010 at 6:46 PM said...

At least if you wash the disposables and use them.. You feel better about getting your moneys worth, right? lol I can usually wash them twice before they start falling apart and I need to throw them out.

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 6:46 PM said...

I haven't tried the Flip, but it is on my list along with GDipes.
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

SCMOMOF2BOYS on February 5, 2010 at 6:46 PM said...

I am so enjoying this-I have no one to talk to about my cloth diapers and everything I've learned has been from online research.

Candace on February 5, 2010 at 6:47 PM said...

My only other beef with the Flip is that the cover seems REALLY thin and cheap. However, I've had no problems with it and I love that it is a One Size cover.. The price makes its worth it just for the cover alone!

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 6:47 PM said...

Candace, absolutely! It is amazing how wipes and disposables add up. $20 a box of diapers, &10 for wipes + 2 kiddos = broke!
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

SCMOMOF2BOYS on February 5, 2010 at 6:47 PM said...

I'd love to try the flip, too and cotton babies has them available without the inserts too. I have looked but haven't purchased.

Candace on February 5, 2010 at 6:48 PM said...

You should try getting on babycenter.com! They have Cloth Diaper forums where there are thousands of women talking about CD daily.. It is where I learned most of my knowledge on CD! There is also a Swap board on there!

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 6:48 PM said...

I have found some great newer one size covers. I wish they had those just a few years ago.
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

SCMOMOF2BOYS on February 5, 2010 at 6:48 PM said...

What do you do for a wet bag when out?? I have been using a plastic bag. They all seem so high.

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 6:49 PM said...

At first I tried some cloth forums and it seemed like a foreign language. Not sure if I tried that one though. Maybe I should give it another go.
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

SCMOMOF2BOYS on February 5, 2010 at 6:49 PM said...

Thanks Candace I definetly will!!

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 6:49 PM said...

Plasic or ziplock... which I rinse out between unless it is too mucked up.
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

SCMOMOF2BOYS on February 5, 2010 at 6:50 PM said...

You know I wish I could sew and make some!!

SCMOMOF2BOYS on February 5, 2010 at 6:50 PM said...

I want to try Happy Heiny's too. I love that cow dipe!!

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 6:50 PM said...

I am pretty bare bones. Simpler is better but I love tips for making cloth diapering better. I wish more women tried it.
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 6:51 PM said...

I like my Happy Heiny... but it has worn over time. The bG has held up better. But, I really wanted that cow print.
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Candace on February 5, 2010 at 6:51 PM said...

I would like to try Happy Heiny's too!

SCMOMOF2BOYS on February 5, 2010 at 6:51 PM said...

I need to try that the ziplock. My LO is 4 1/2 months, how old are your babies?? I also have a 6 yr old son.

Candace on February 5, 2010 at 6:52 PM said...

How about a rainbow, brightly colored fleece soaker? My daughter would love that! She loves the bright colors.

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 6:52 PM said...

Do you guys have night diapers and other that are relegated to only daytime use? I do... I have 2 seperate piles. :)
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Candace on February 5, 2010 at 6:52 PM said...

You should invest in a wet bag from somewhere online. You really only need 1.. It will be worth the money. Ziplocs are gonna add up after a while! My daughter is almost 10 months old!

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 6:52 PM said...

I have a 2 year old (he is NOT potty trained...sigh) and a 5 month old girl.
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 6:53 PM said...

I would love a soaker with a robot on it for my son.
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Candace on February 5, 2010 at 6:53 PM said...

Anyone try any other diapers like Goodmamas? I didn't care for them that much. They are nice but not worth the price tag!

SCMOMOF2BOYS on February 5, 2010 at 6:53 PM said...

What swimmi dipes do you like?

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 6:54 PM said...

I would love a brown soaker with white & pink polka dots on it.
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Candace on February 5, 2010 at 6:54 PM said...

Swimmi?? Like a swim diaper?

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 6:54 PM said...

I have Bummis... I need a new one for my boy. My daughter uses his old ones.
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Candace on February 5, 2010 at 6:55 PM said...

Haven't had to cross the swim diaper bridge yet..

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 6:55 PM said...

I love swim diapers! So easy and really cost effective.
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

SCMOMOF2BOYS on February 5, 2010 at 6:55 PM said...

Those are expensive dipes, cute but expensive.

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 6:55 PM said...

Candace, you will! This summer will you have splash pool?
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Candace on February 5, 2010 at 6:55 PM said...

Have you guys converted any friends to CD?? I converted 1 to part time CD... It made me feel SO proud!

Candace on February 5, 2010 at 6:56 PM said...

Yeah.. We will need a swim diaper.. I jsut didn't know how to go about that.. Haven't even researched swim CD yet!

SCMOMOF2BOYS on February 5, 2010 at 6:56 PM said...

We go to the Y swimming in the summer daily and I need at least 1 good swim dipe.

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 6:56 PM said...

The Bummis swim dipes? I think mine was $12? That is less than what I would have spend of Little Swimmers.
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Candace on February 5, 2010 at 6:57 PM said...

I'll have to check into swim diapers soon.. We are going to Cali in April! Luckily we are staying with my Inlaws so we will have access to a washer!

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 6:57 PM said...

No, haven't converted any friends. They all compliment my kiddos on their cute diapers but say they couldn't "handle it". Ha!
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Candace on February 5, 2010 at 6:57 PM said...

Do you guys let your little ones go around naked just so you can see the cute CD??? I always let my little girl run around naked so I can see her cute fluffy bum :D

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 6:58 PM said...

I want a new swim dipe for my girl! I love pink.
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Candace on February 5, 2010 at 6:58 PM said...

I love CD because it is easy and affordable.. and makes me feel great about the environmental impact!

Owen's Mom on February 5, 2010 at 6:58 PM said...

Thanks for the CD tips! You guys are great!
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

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