Thursday, August 27, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Due to popular demand the diaper is taking longer than expected to make the rounds. I'm trying to consolidate the participants and rather than organize by region, I'm now going to take requests for participants in the order they are received.
If you are on the list and would still like to participate, just reply to me (not all) with your mailing name/email. Anyone no longer interested, need not reply. (I know some of your babies are now potty trained!)
Thanks again for all the amazing participants and great turnout. I'm hoping the next edition of the Fluffy Bum can make it even further!
ps. If you have any CD'g friends, please pass along the info! We'd love to have 'em on the list.
Fall/Winter 2009 Participants:
Denise C. , TN - *CONFIRMED*
Andrea C. , PA - *CONFIRMED*
Becca P., LA - *CONFIRMED*
Bonnie S, CA - *CONFIRMED*
Jennifer B., MD
Chelsea H. IN
Kylie G., IN
Beth O., IN
Anne S., IN
Aileen L., IN
Jill L. , OH
Jennifer F. WI
Jennifer C., PA
Amanda R., IN
Ashely M. , IL
Emily D., OH
Laura M, KY
Sue O., CA
Mary Beth R., NC
Serena O., NJ
Kristina M., NY
Paula C., PA
Kirsty F., Enfield, Middx, UK
Sandra R., Sabah, Malaysia
Saturday, August 22, 2009
(Cloth Diaper Carnival II)
Alright. I'm a terrible singer, but I thought it was catchy.
Wash routines vary greatly and I think that's a good thing. We all live in different areas and with varying degrees of water/soap availability. And what works for some types of dipes won't work for others.
I've become addicted to Rockin' Green (see sidebar) , but it's quite the indulgence. I'm thinking that a friend and I may split the price and share a bag!
I have a pretty predictable/regular kid so our 'dirties' aren't all that dirty. Our typical wash is every other day with a cold rinse/hot wash/cold rinse. I add the detergent to the wash cycle. In the event that I don't have the RG soap, I use Kirkland (Costco) brand Environmentally Friendly soap. I line dry with a 20 minute dry cycle if needed. (my hemp inserts take the longest)
Here's the kicker...my stain solution kicks butt! (ha...kicks butt...I'm funny, see?!) If you have a set in stain, wash like usual. THEN, BEFORE DRYING squeeze a raw lemon onto the stain and set out in the sunshine. Wash again and check stain. Repeat as necessary. Then dry once the stain is removed. When my microfibers get the stink...or my hard water adds too much buildup (sidenote: this has not happened since I used the RG) I add a scoop of water softener and a splash of vinegar or bleach.
I didn't think I'd like line drying. It's so archaic to me, but there's something methodical about spending the 10 minutes to hang things on the line. And maybe (just like my grandmother said, but don't tell her that I agree) 'Laundry line time, is good thinkin' time.'
Hope this helps anyone who's having troubles! Comment, ping, or join us on the CD Carnival!
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Boo, I'm lame....here is the link to DDL where all the cool kids are!
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Monday was not a good day for the diaper. We washed it and washed it. Long story short, the diaper was stained. Tuesday we wanted to use the diaper again. We went out and about, first to the Farmer’s Market to buy some fresh veggies and fruits. YUMMY. We had lunch and then went shopping at a few more stores. Fletcher wasn’t too happy about that. The last thing we did that day was go to the local community center to volunteer. Fletcher played on the ground while I helped out the old ladies who were sewing pillowcases for the hospital. Then we went home and relaxed. Wednesday was the last day we used the diaper. At this point I knew the stain wasn’t coming out and began working hard to find a way to replace the diaper. Thanks so much to Mom’s Milk Boutique and Smarty Pants for agreeing to provide a new cover and embroider it. This say was another pretty boring day. Fletcher and I played outside in the backyard. He loves grabbing grass and trying to eat it. What can I say, he is only 8.5 months old! I talked on the phone to Softbums about a video cloth diaper review and I am really excited about that! After that Fletcher came in and used the potty so we had to take the diaper off. Later, we went out with a friend to Target. Fletcher and his girlfriend played outside of the fitting room while he showed off his Fluffy Bum! The journey ended for the GFB for good after one last ditch effort to wash and sun and wash and sun etc. This is probably the last picture of the GBF in its current form. How fitting that it should be hanging in the pit of my basement. My husband saw this picture and said it looks like where Ecoli was born. Possibly. Despite the difficulties with the diaper we are glad to have participated. We are sad that we killed the diaper but happy to have been able to find a solution that may work even better than the previous GFB. Thanks to Halley for being so understanding as well! I hope the next families all enjoy their time with the GFB
Thursday, August 6, 2009
With over 40 kids covered by the Global Fluffy Bum 08 version, the diaper is a little dirty. A new sponsor has donated an one size diaper cover to be embroidered with the logo.
I'm wondering if now is a good time to switch the title of the blog/address over to the new one while we can archive this one?
Here's the lastest sponsor:
Please thank her for her diaper donation!