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The Age of the Modern Cloth Diaper

If you look back at the past 30 years of cloth diapering so much has changed. Before 10 years ago most of the available choices on the market were the traditional prefolds, rubber style pull on pants, and pins. In 1999, Tereson Dupuy, invented the FuzziBunz pocket cloth diaper in a desperate need to find something that would help her son’s chronic diaper rash. Many people credit Tereson of revitalizing the cloth diaper industry. In the late 70‘s and 80’s, the diaper service industry was moving along at amazing growth but when the 90’s hit there was a steep decline in customer demand for diaper service and many services closed their doors. This created a new need for a “new age” cloth diaper and hence the industry exploded. The doors for creativity were like a flood gate with one manufacturer after another trying to produce what they thought was the perfect cloth diaper. As the years went on new styles were created- hybrids, all-in-two’s, etc. Many manufacturers came and went- most of them had the creativity sense but didn’t have the know how to market their diaper. Today I could say many of us would agree that there are so many choices available. Each brand & style caters to a different Mama (or Dad) depending on their lifestyle and budget. I am sure if we lined up every brand and …

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Rump•a•rooz One Size Diapers – Four Diapers in One

Finding a cloth diaper to fits your baby perfectly can often be a hassle. When you use Rumparooz One Size diapers, you will never fuss over ill-fitting diapers again. Rumparooz are manufactured to be four diaper sizes in one. About Rump•a•roozRumparooz One Size diapers were created by Julie Ekstrom when she needed to find a cloth diaper method that was suitable for her baby’s sensitive skin. After trying one diapering method after another, she was unable to find a diaper that would fit her baby properly. Leaks, stains and frequent messes required Ekstrom to pack a whole wardrobe of clothing and diapering supplies when she would leave the house with her baby girl. Frustrated over all of the hassle, Ekstrom decided it was time to pull out all of the stops and begin designing her own cloth diapers. Ekstrom’s diaper pattern fit her baby girl perfectly. She began using a variety of fabrics in bright colors and adorable prints. Soon, other moms wanted Ekstrom to make cloth diapers for their babies. Ekstrom began to take orders and eventually Rumparooz One Size diapers became so popular that local retailers began requesting the cloth diapers for their stores. Rump•a•rooz DiapersRumparooz One Size diapers are four diapers in one. They feature rise snaps on the front of the diaper to allow it to be adjusted to fit babies of all sizes. With most …

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“To give is to receive” – Hand me down clothing etiquette

I don’t know about you, but I am never much for Spring Cleaning, but when fall is near, I love to clean and get organized. Not just the house, but literally closets, pantries, drawers, you name it. I also prepare the children’s clothing for consignment and handing down to other younger children/families that will be ever so grateful for a few new things. As I prepared my items to give away, I located from the attic some clothing that was passed along to my son and it got me thinking…..”Is there Hand me Down Etiquette?” If not, I think it is time we put some general guidelines around it. I have a friend that passes along her son’s wear, and I will say that she has it down. Here are some thoughts based on how I receive, and now in turn give: Ask Permission:Be sure to ask permission of the parent as to whether they would like any gently used items. Some people just aren’t into receiving used clothing. Ask first, otherwise if you just show up with a bag of clothing, it could make for an uncomfortable situation. Be FussyAsk yourself, if this item still fit my child, would I ask them to wear it in public? If the answer is no, then recycle it elsewhere. Your friends and family will be grateful for your “donation”, but not if …

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Impact, Make One

And that I will! “Impact, Make One” is the slogan for Susan G. Komen’s Race for the cure and this year, in dedication to my grandmother, I am running to raise money for this great cause. I am hopeful for the day that not one more tear is shed by a breast cancer diagnosis. My goal is to raise $1000 for breast cancer and on September 19, 2010, I will join thousands of others playing a part in the annual Komen Maine Race for the Cure®. I am excited to do my part in fundraising for this cause, and of course I get a freebie benefit of getting back into shape as I train for the race. So many of us know of someone who has been diagnosed with breast cancer and we all know that this disease affects the patients, their families, friends and communities. There are many organizations that raise money for breast cancer causes, however I have chosen Susan G. Komen for the Cure® as they are the world’s leading breast cancer organization and they are committed to ending breast cancer forever. If you would like to make a donation on my behalf, you will be supporting local breast cancer screening, treatment, education and outreach along with international research that will lead us to a world without breast cancer. Would you consider making a donation today? Online …

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Toy Story 3 Marketing Strategy Used on Disposable Children’s Products

In our household we don’t watch much TV (hubby does-LOL-but the kids and I don’t) . I do on occasion let the kids watch movies and my 2 year does like the Toy Story movie series. I was shopping the other day in a large department store and was pulled into the special “Toy Story 3” aisle. I hate to admit it but I am a softy when it comes to Toy Story. It is especially cute to hear my son say “Woooody” and “Buuuuzzzz”. I looked up and down the aisle and I did want to purchase a couple of things but held off because by 12 year old daughter said- “Now Mommy, you don’t want to spoil Riley.”(How wise is she? What a great kid!) As I was about to go to the next aisle the end cap was…I couldn’t believe it…Toy Story 3 disposable training pants! ACK! GASP! I couldn’t believe it. Now this post is not written to “bash” the big boy disposable diaper companies but just to make everyone aware how the power of persuasive marketing can make parents purchase a product. Hypothetically if I didn’t use cloth diapers on Riley and used disposable diapers full time I have to admit that I would be tempted to purchase a package of these training pants. (Just being honest here!) I also have to admit that these …

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