Thursday, August 27, 2009

5 Participants?

Only 5 of you?!?!?!

Anyone else want to be added on for a second run with the diaper if you already have a post this past year?

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

New Wrap, New List, Newbies Welcome!

Hello Everyone,

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

Washing that pee right outta here...(a la 'South Pacific)

I'm gonna wash that pee....right outta here. I'm gonna wash that pee...right outta here and send it on its waaaaaaayyyyyy!

(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 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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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

New Wrap in NY!

The Global Fluffy Bum arrived to my home on Saturday Aug 1. We didn’t check the mail until late that night since we were out, so my son didn’t get to wear it until Sunday. The first thing he did in the diaper was crawl around the living room. He had just started crawling the previous week. He got tired, so he took a nap. When he woke up he played some more!
DSC_4460 202_1764 DSC_4464 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. photo-12 photo-13 photo-14 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! DSC_4508 DSC_4515 DSC_4528 202_1770 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. DSC_4561 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

40+ babies' bums = new cover


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:
Mom's Milk Boutique

Please thank her for her diaper donation!

Happy Summer!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Giveaway from CDB

From Cloth Diaper Blog :

Looking to try it out cloth? Here's a chance for 3 Bum Genius and a pair of Baby Legs. Just leave a comment on their site to enter!

Good Luck!


FEED YOUR STASH - 3 BG Deluxe AIOs & 1 Babylegs!