Sunday, May 31, 2009

Bum-Ware Extreme Goes ORGANIC!!!

Some of my first reviews were of BWX diapers- Bum-Ware Extreme. I loved them for their trimness and absorbency, and for their very durable aplix. But then I started using natural fibers in my diapers- sticking with cotton and bamboo, and I stopped using my BWX.

But today, I stumbled on the news that they will be coming out with organic bamboo in June!!! This has me very excited... I've been using strictly fitteds for quite some time, but I will definitely be trying these new diapers! The regular BWX were AWESOME for under pants and for other times when trimness was a necessity- I'd love that again, but in natural fibers!

And hey, now I have two bums to cloth! One jumbo and one teeny weeny! Maybe I'll give these a test run on both!!! :)


Friday, May 15, 2009

Itty Bitty Bumbles

We have a new addition to our family! She's 7 weeks old today, and the teeniest thing ever! She joined our family 2 days ago, so we'll be busy, busy, busy for a while!

But I'll be back with info about diapering an 8-pound baby! :)

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

SoftBums AI2 System

These are so cool! And let me just say, Sarah, the work-at-home mom behind SoftBums has EXCEPTIONAL customer service!

The design is one of the coolest I've seen. It's a one-size diaper, but instead of annoying snaps that you have to snap down (and then they look ugly when they're unsnapped), there is this cool toggle system in the legs that you can adjust to fit small and bigger rises! I am so impressed with the design!!!

They have snap-in snake soakers. You can get microfiber with fleece on top, or bamboo velour. I've tried both, and they each have their strong points. The microfiber is a bit trimmer, and the bamboo is more absorbent.

What's really cool is that you can just trade out the wet soakers and use the shell over again as long as it doesn't get soiled. This is a cheaper way to go than buying a bunch of AIOs or AI2s.

I'm really impressed with these diapers, so I thought I'd share! :)

Sunday, May 3, 2009

My New Best Friend!

A diaper sprayer!!!!!

Great googly mooglies, why didn't anyone tell me before how awesome they are? I had been struggling along, wiping poopies off with toilet paper or dunking in the toilet. And there would still be... you know, streakies and smearies left after that. But I kind of thought a diaper sprayer was a waste of money...

I bought one in a co-op a while back, and it finally came to my mailbox. It sat on the kitchen counter for a few days, with both my husband and myself asking, "Shouldn't we just continue with the toilet paper? It's not that big of a deal...."

Well, enter Saturday afternoon, and my hubby got bored and installed the sprayer (only took a couple minutes!) Then we both anxiously waited for our little guy to poop, cheering, "Poop! Poop! Poop!" so we could give it a whirl. And finally the poop came, and we both excitedly ran the diaper to the bathroom. And........

MIRACLE OF MIRACLES!!!!! The sprayer is AWESOME!!!! The poop- even the smearies and streakies- came right off into the toilet. No toilet paper, no dunking... Just spray and go!

If you don't have one and think you don't need one... GET ONE!!!!!!! :D