Wednesday, July 7, 2010

My cloth diapers are not absorbent anymore, what do I do?

If you are washing your cloth diapers with a traditional name brand detergent there are a few things you should know....

1. Most detergents recommend you use far more than you need to. A load of cloth diapers (we are talking 50 regular sized diapers, not the college "I am going to save money by cramming an entire semester worth of laundry in a single load" style.) should only take about a tablespoon of detergent.

2. These detergents are often leave a residue on your clothes and over time this will build up until finally there is a layer thick enough to repel fluids.

-How to fix this problem-

**Check your machine manual to make sure this isn't going to cause a problem!**

1. To remove this film use a degreasing soap such as dawn liquid soap, add it to your liquid repelling / non-absorbent cloth diapers (A table spoon will do it, no other detergent necessary).

2. Let the load soak over night and then rinse them as many times as it takes until there are no soap suds in the machine when it is agitating the diapers.

3. That's it! Congratulations you have just "Stripped" your cloth diapers as we call it in the industry. It should greatly improve their performance and smell if they were holding a scent.

**Using a cloth diaper friendly detergent can help you avoid this problem. We use Rockin' Green Laundry detergent, it rinses completely clean, is phosphate free (environmentally friendly), and smells great! Click here to learn more.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Our Swimmi Diapers Reviewed

Check out the review of the Bummis Swimmi diaper on the parenting blog And a baby makes three and enter the contest to win a free swimmi diaper from us!

FuzziBunz All in Ones are here!

Cloth Diaper All In One
FuzziBunz All in one cloth diapers

The FuzziBunz® One-Size Diapers are the most adjustable and innovative one-size cloth diapers on the market today! Adjust the diapers to fit babies 7-35 pounds and get a snug fit every time with the button-adjusted waist and leg casings. The leg casings adjust to 8+ settings and the waist adjusts to 4+ settings. Never before has a pocket-style cloth diaper been SO adjustable!

And the great thing about FuzziBunz® is that they always use sturdy snap closures which will withstand 3+ years of use and elastic that is easily replaceable if it ever fails making it a long standing and dependable diapering system for years to come.

About Adjustability

The FuzziBunz® ONE SIZE diaper is adjustable through adjustable elastic, NOT snap downs on the front of the diaper like most one size diapers on the market today. Similar to adjustable waistbands for children and maternity wear, the waist and legs have been made customizable through a button / elastic adjustment system. So instead of 3 length settings, you can set to 8+ very customizable sizes. Instead of NO waist settings, you have up to 4+. So you have a SUPER adjustable diaper without an excess of snaps. It may take a bit of "adjusting" to get to the right size, but when you find the right fit, you set it and forget it.

About Durability

In a One Size diaper 'durability" is especially important. You want that diaper to fit for 3+ years from the time your baby is born until the time they are out of diapers....and possibly for other children. FuzziBunz® are already built to last. After 10 years as a leader in the cloth diaper industry, we prefer the precision and durability of snap closures on our products, and by offering a unique and "replaceable for pennies" elastic system on the diapers, we can promise our customers years of extended use. Not only will your CLOSURES last for 3 years your ELASTIC will LAST for as long as it will and can be replaced in less than 10 minutes! No re-sewing, no seam-ripping! FuzziBunz® are a great and valuable investment. The Truth

FuzziBunz® offers both Pefect Sized and Birth to Potty diapers to consumers. Each have their pros and cons. We believe in "truth in advertising". If a trim fitting diaper is important to you then the "perfect sized" diapers may be suited best for you—most babies only use 2 sizes of diapers (small and medium). If a diaper that will last from birth to potty, and will stand up to three years of use and possibly more is what you value… and you are willing to sacrifice some trimness for this—then the "One Size" may be your diaper of choice. Our company supports your choices and will offer superior product support and warranty whichever you choose.

Help the Wildlife!

I just received an email from FuzziBunz, who is located in Louisiana. They are sponsoring "Cloth for the Coast". This is a drive to accept old prefolds and diaper inserts as well as baby blankets, receiving blankets, burp cloths etc that can be used to clean the wildlife affected by the oil spill.

If you host a website or blog, please put their logo on your page. There is strength in numbers!

FuzziBunz does not benefit from this drive. They have volunteers to sort the products and Fed ex is shipping the donations.

Please help if you can! This is a perfect opportunity to help a cause that can not help itself. See the link below for "Community for the Coast" for additional information on the efforts to help save the wildlife.

- This is the button for the save the wildlife.!/pages/Cloth-for-the-Coast/128839830484554?v=wall - This is their face book link