*Coupon valid 10/17 & 10/18 only. Coupon cannot be used on bumGenius or gDiaper brand products or if your order contains prefolds,flats,detergents,or Gro Baby soakers. Other exclusions might apply. Sorry, no previous or pending orders discounted. Limit 1 code PER family.
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Weekend Super Saver Coupon - Oct 17th & 18th

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This week's giveaway: (given by the manufacturer)
1-Bummis Organic Cotton Diapering Kit

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This week's Fluff Friday winners are: Rocketgurl & lil miss' mama!


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Fluff Friday 50 PLUS Twitter Winners!

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I clearly remember the first time I changed a cloth diaper away from home. It was June 2008, and I was out with my two sons, (then 26 months and 3 months old), and my mother who was visiting from out of state. We had just finished lunch and were headed back to the car when I noted that it was time to change the baby’s diaper. I proceeded to lay Brendan down on the floor of the van behind the driver’s side seat and pulled out my diaper bag. I grabbed a Moonbeam bumGenius One Size 3.0 pocket diaper, my wet bag and some wipes. (At the time I was very new to cloth diapering and hadn’t made the switch to using cloth wipes yet.) I changed his diaper, rolled the wet diaper up and tossed it into my wet bag for the ride home. It was just as easy as changing a disposable diaper and I didn’t have to look for a place to throw away the soiled diaper. My mom was quite impressed with the bumGenius diaper, as when I was a baby, she cloth diapered me with prefolds, pins and “plastic pants”.
Since that day, I’ve changed countless cloth diapers while out and about. Some of the more memorable ones include, various zoos, Disneyworld, an airplane bathroom, the beach…the list goes on and on. It’s interesting to see the reactions of some people when they see that my children are cloth diapered. I think the most common comment I hear is, “Wow, that’s a cute diaper, is that a special brand?” I think most are surprised when I tell them they are reusable cloth diapers. Of course, my printed Blueberry Minky One Size diapers tend to get the most comments since the jaguar and cow prints are just downright irresistible. I’m not sure if anyone has gone home to do research on cloth diapering after encountering my cloth diaper change, but I guess you never know, right?

Now that I only have one child in diapers, my diaper bag is pretty basic when we’re out and about. I usually carry 1-2 bumGenius One Size 3.0 pocket diapers or Blueberry One Size pocket diapers, a wet bag, 3-5 cloth wipes, and a bottle of wipe solution. Although my cloth diaper stash includes everything from flats and prefolds to fitteds, all in ones and pockets, I tend to grab my pockets for on the go use. They seem to be the most absorbent and easiest to deal with while away from home. If we’re going to be away from the house for more than just a few hours, I will also throw a few extra diapers and wipes in a canvas bag to keep and stash it in the van. I’d rather make a trip to the car to restock, than carry an overstuffed diaper bag all day long.

-- by Katrina W.
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Cloth Diapering on the Go

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We did everything; but still the rash persisted! Days stretched into weeks, weeks turned into months. It wouldn’t let go of its alligator grip on my son’s bum. Am I laying it on too thick?

Seriously though, the rash wouldn’t go away despite half a dozen trips to the pediatrician.. Creams, ointments, and a variety of other medications later, nothing worked! In fact, the rash looked worse, spreading beyond the diaper area to other areas of his little body. He was a little rashy blob with a cute baby face! The red rashy bum was born than enough – but now the rest of his body? *Insert exasperated sighs and toddler-esque foot stomps*

After a visit to a dermatologist we learned our little one was suffering from [childhood] eczema. Web MD defines eczema as “itchy, red, and dry skin caused by inflammation. It is most common in children.” Rather than become upset by the diagnosis I was relieved to know it wasn’t nothing I was or wasn’t doing, and more importantly it wasn’t a result of my precious fluff!

After consulting with the dermatologist, other mommies of babies with eczema, and lots of research, I learned several do’s and don’ts when it comes to cloth diapering a child with eczema (or sensitive skin).
  1. Change baby FREQUENTLY! While cloth diapered babies are generally changed a lot it’s easy to get caught up in other things and forget baby is due for a diaper change!
  2. Avoid products or foods that will trigger flare-ups.
  3. Use plenty of [cloth diaper friendly] diaper cream at night! To be on the safe side, it’s best to use fleece liners when using a lot of diaper cream.
  4. No wool. =( I’m very sad to say wool has been known to be an irritant for children who suffer from eczema. (Good thing I never bought any wool – but not for a lack of trying)
  5. Use soaps and detergents designed for those with sensitive skin. We tried using baby soaps and my little one’s back would be red and splotchy and his skin would start to peel. We switched to Dove and this resolved our soap problems.

    If you suspect your baby is dealing with eczema consult with your doctor/pediatrician.

-- By Kristi S.
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Itchy and Scatchy: Eczema and Cloth

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Hooray for cloth diapers! We are so excited to let you know that Smartipants, FuzziBunz, bumGenius, and Happy Heiny's cloth diapers have been in the news lately. Check it out:
Smartipants on TV!

Did you see Smartipants on Good Day LA? If you live outside the L.A. area or you missed the segment you can see it here We were so excited to see that Kym Douglas presented Smartipants as a favorite product on Good Day LA during her segment on baby bargains! Kym chose some very high quality products to present such as Britax carseats and Baby Bjorn carriers in addition to Smartipants and we are proud to be included among products known for their superiority in quality and longevity.

Smartipants on Access Hollywood!

Smartipants was included in the Glam Slam on accesshollywood.com! Ryan Patterson of Access Hollywood chose Smartipants as the number 1 item needed in every moms diaper bag. Click this link to read about it and to see which celebrity moms have been introduced to Smartipants already!
(Smartipants information taken directly from their Sept.newsletter.)
Tereson Dupuy of FuzziBunz on Fox News!

Interview with Tereson Dupuy, the inventor of FuzziBunz, talks about FuzziBunz and how she revamped the cloth diaper industry.

Mayim Bialik's son wearing bumGenius!

See this great interview with Mayim Bialik interviewed by Ali Landry. She discusses her natural parenting choices which includes using cloth diapers (see her baby wearing a bumGenius),EC (elimination communication)and home schooling.

Linda Byerline of Happy Heiny's.

Happy Heiny's inventor, Linda Byerline, on Inside San Diego and Millionare Mom. Linda talks how she started her business. Great grassroots video.
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Cloth Diapers in the Media!

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Introduction to the Gro Baby Bio Soakers

Keep the cloth, lose the laundry!

Gro Baby Bio Soakers are a perfect solution for cloth diapering on the go. Use while on vacation, at day care, or running errands. Gro Baby Bio Soakers are biodegradable, compostable, breathable and hypo-allergenic. They are completely fragrance and dye free!

The soaker pads are designed to be used with your Gro Baby Shell. Instead of snapping in the Gro Baby Soaker Pad, simply place the Gro Baby Bio Soaker in your Gro Baby Shell and you are ready to go!

Gro Baby Bio Soakers are the disposable option of choice because they are affordable, durable, leak proof and because they are biodegradable they are safe for the environment! The soakers come in two convenient sizes to ensure the perfect fit for your little one.

Gro Baby Bio Soakers consists of a:

Super Soft Lining :
Certified natural, 100% Ingeo spunbound non-woven fabric.
Compostable to EN13432 (EU) standard and ASTM D 6400 (USA)

Core:
Biodegradable Wood Pulp fibers, contains 3 grams of SAP gel (compared to 10-20 grams in other disposables).

Waterproof Outer:
The Bio-Film used (fecula) is waterproof and 100% natural.
Compostable to the following standard: EN 13432 (EU)

To properly “dispose” of your biodegradable soaker pads:

Compost - Remove any solid matter and compost in your garden. Compostable to EU and USA composting standards.

Dispose - Biodegradable soaker pads are plastic-free, they will break down in a landfill in 50-150 days (Disposables take up to 500 years).

Flush - You can flush your soaker pads. Simply tear open your pad and empty the core contents into the toilet. Throw outer away.

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Product Focus: Gro Baby Bio Soakers

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The Ancient Art of Elimination Communication (EC).

Elimination Communication is a perfect companion to using cloth diapers, as you can reduce your washing load while helping ease the ecological footprint of your family even more, which is no doubt among the many reasons you made the switch to cloth in the first place!

You use cloth diapers. They are a better choice environmentally, using 40% less resources than their disposable counterparts. Even part time use of cloth is a wonderful gesture towards reducing waste.

Baby Pottying, also called "Potty Whispering" or Elimination Communication, is an ancient world wide practice that was so common it had no name, even until a couple of generations ago. We all know how disposable diapers exploded onto the market, and throwaway's soon became the largest contributor of trash thrown out of car windows and found along highways! (Ewww)

Our Grannies (My Grandma included) would offer their baby a potty break after a feed and when they woke up. It reduced their washing load and had the innate benefit of helping the babies stay more aware of their elimination rhythms, helping potty training occur earlier than today.

Using cloth as you do, whether full or part time, you know of the benefit of cloth in helping your baby stay aware of their body. Toilet training generally is easier and earlier than for the child in full-time throwaway diapers, of course individual temperament and personality always have a say!

With practicing EC or Baby Pottying, you might be quite casual about it, striving to use one less diaper each day in cooperation with your baby.

Imagine if you used one less diaper each day?
Over a year that would be at least 365 less diapers you'd have to wash. If you think about it, just one less diaper a day is a small effort. Yet, the small efforts are the ones that add up. All those 'potty breaks' are valuable experience for your baby in merely becoming aware of how their body works. All those experiences mean the potty is an everyday object, a familiar piece of furniture! Perhaps even a toy for their soft toy to sit on! You might consider the 'catches' are a bonus when caught amongst a fun time connecting daily with your baby.

When you take your baby's diaper off to give them a fresh, soft cloth diaper to wear, what if you automatically gave them a potty break as you sang a potty song together? They might just do a pee or poo, and then the diaper you then put on them will stay dry longer - and you've saved a diaper from the wash!

That's practicing elimination communication. Simple, easy to fit into these natural activities or transitions in your baby's day. Their diaper is off as they are being changed, offering them a potty break is really a no-brainer! I hope to inspire you to give Baby Pottying a go - to become a bit more part time diaper free - you'll discover how to reduce your washing load by singing with, playing with and connecting with your baby.

-- By Charndra J.
Author of 7 Secrets to Developing your Diaper Free Confidence
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Offering Baby a Potty Break Can Reduce Your Overall Use of Diapers

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