We appreciate the kind words many of our fans send us each and every day. This story, submitted by cloth diapering mama, Ashley McLaren, is a great reminder to us about the importance of a good detergent. A good detergent will make your cloth diapering life much easier! Just ask Ashley…
I just wanted to say how much I LOVE FuzziBunz and share my story in the case someone else might be struggling as a first time cloth diaperer.
We bought FuzziBunz before our daughter was born in November. After talking to some other mamas, it seemed that FuzziBunz were the best choice. My mom and I even decided to become retailers because everyone was raving about them and after receiving ours and inspecting them, I thought they were a great product.
However, after our daughter was born and I started using them, I had so many issues. Mainly my problem was leaks, leaks, and more leaks. I was so frustrated. After talking to more moms about my issues, I realized I was sizing them incorrectly (we have OS). Things got better, but I was still getting leaks. I would spend whole days changing her diapers and trying new sizes. Then I ordered a few hemp inserts. Still…LEAKS!!
I was losing my patience.
Also, I was worried about the diapers I had purchased to sell. How could I sell diapers that I didn’t even believe in? But I still felt I was doing something wrong because the majority of parents seemed very pleased with the diapers and did not experience any leakage. So, I stripped them… stripped them really, really well.
The lesson I learned? My detergent sucked [not my diapers!] and getting a really great detergent with little residue makes ALL the difference! I never thought that the residue from detergents could have such a huge effect. I had stripped the diapers once before, but I guess my detergent was leaving such a horrible residue that they really needed to be stripped often…which I wasn’t up for. The diapers also never quite smelled clean with the icky detergent.
I am now using Charlie’s Soap on the diapers and I’m in heaven. The new soap leaves them soft and clean… no smells. It even got rid of the little bit of staining I had! Now I am in the place with our FuzziBunz that I hear so many parents rave about! We love them. AND, we have even began using them overnight now (with no leaks). Our little one sleeps long hours at night and is a heavy soaker so that is saying a lot for the diapers.
We are officially free of disposables.
So for parents that come to you with leakage issues, make sure you stress the importance of a good [cloth diaper] detergent! I was cursing the diapers, when it wasn’t the diapers at all!
I’m so so happy with FuzziBunz! Thank you!!
Ashley McLaren (Ashley’s daughter is pictured below, fast asleep in her now-leak-proof FuzziBunz)