Sunday, September 20, 2009
We discovered new cloth diapers in Vegas!
We are back from our exciting trip to Vegas attending the ABC kids show! Our trip was amazing! Not only did we see new "fluffy" products that will be coming to our stores soon but we were able to connect with manufacturers. It is so nice to put faces behind the products that we purchase.
This year I attended along with my shipping dept.manager, Karley, my husband Scott, and my 15 month old Riley. We left last Sunday, Sept. 13th. Riley traveled wonderful on the way out. We had 2 flights. One from Portland to JFK and the other from JFK to Vegas. I was amazed at how well Riley handled both flights. He certainly has earned his "travel wings". He has flown 9 times since he was born.!
Congratulations to Sarahjenne the winner of our Vegas Giveaway. She will be receiving 6 free "fluffy" products in the next few weeks. Thank you to all of you who participated in our Vegas Giveaway.
I know many of you had fun guessing what Riley was wearing for cloth diapers each day. Yes- we cloth diapered in Vegas. We stayed at a Residence Inn so we had access to laundry facilities. The week before our trip I sent out a box via UPS of cloth diapers, wipes, and flushable liners. So what did Riley wear in Vegas? He wore Smartipants (our new fave),bumGenius sized aios, bumGenius one size 3.0's, and FuzziBunz One Size. Honestly, we loved the Smartipants the best. What I liked is that I didn't have to worry about pulling out an insert out of the diaper and they dried super, super quick.
Now you may ask- did I use disposables? Yes, I did. The night before we left I washed all of Riley's diapers so that evening he was in a disposable. You know what? The disposable leaked- honestly! Another feather in the cap for cloth diapers!
I also have to put in a plug for a wonderful company I used in Las Vegas. I rented a few items (high chair,crib,toys,etc) from Las Vegas Baby Equipment Rentals. I ordered what I needed right on their website and received a confirmation within hours. When we arrived at the hotel the items we rented were waiting for us behind the front desk. I originally requested a crib through the hotel. Unfortunately they were all taken. (I didn't realize that cribs weren't guaranteed when you book a hotel reservation.) My husband called Raquel of LV Baby Rentals and within 1 hour a portable crib was delivered. I was so impressed especially as it was Sunday evening. All items were super clean. I would highly recommend using them if you are traveling to Las Vegas.
We stayed an extra day in Vegas to play a bit. My husband arranged for Karley and I to go on a helicopter ride to the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam. He redeemed some reward points from hotel stays and we were able to go for free (a $600 savings-woo hoo). We had such a blast! The only thing is I wished our entire staff was there! I missed them all!
My husband Scott and I were able to go out to a nice dinner one evening while Karley watched Riley. It was a much needed date as we haven't been out to dinner alone since Riley was born.
I have to also give a big thank you to the gals who "held down the fort" while we were away. Thank you so much Serena, Jill, Deedee, and Janet!
We look forward to bringing you all the new fluffy products that were launched at the ABC kids show!