Did you know that it takes 500 years for one disposable diaper to decompose in our landfills? By using cloth diapers, you can make a significant impact on our environment.
We love that FuzziBunz Modern Cloth Diapers are not only easy-to-use and oh-so-adorable, but they’re also very earth-friendly! You can find out more about the environmental impact of cloth diapers by clicking here.
Many FuzziBunz users are earth-conscious in other ways, too. We asked our fans how else they try to make their home and families more earth-friendly, and here’s what they said:
Low usage of harsh chemicals
Eat less meat
Don’t use paper towels
Re-use grocery store bags
Use cloth wipes
Use a menstrual cup
Use cloth nursing pads
Keep their own chickens for fresh eggs
Keep rabbits to breed for meat
Organic food and herb garden
Up-cycle old furniture
Keep lights off during day
Line dry as much as possible
“If it’s yellow, let it mellow.”
Create their own cleaning supplies with natural ingredients
Use vinegar and lemon juice for cleaning
LED and low energy light bulbs
Appliances serviced regularly
Cloth menstrual pads
Cluster errands together to save gas
Use baking soda for cleaning
Don’t buy as many cheap plastic toys
Mending items, especially clothes so they last longer
One car or no car at all
Cook at home as much as possible
Cloth grocery bags
Bring their own glass tupperware for restaurant leftovers
Unplug everything when not in use
Create their own baby wipe solution
Walk or bike to work when possible
Being earth-friendly is easy and whether you do all of these things or only a few, every bit helps! Visit us on Facebook and mention us on Twitter (@FuzziBunz) to let us know how you’re celebrating Earth Day today!
Once you’ve settled into a routine, using cloth diapers is pretty no-brainer. Wash. Rinse. Rinse. Dry. Use. Repeat.
In that challenging period before I figured out not to over-think things, mistakes were made. My No. 1 mistake? Trusting that the other people changing my baby’s diaper would know everything I do. Will someone else be changing your baby in cloth diapers? Be especially cautious. It’s one thing when mom is the rookie. We still read, research, and, well, over-think. Dads, grandmas, and nursery workers might do things, however, that we never even dreamed they would.
Putting On the Diaper
The best thing you can do if you’re about to leave your baby and your cloth stash in the hands of someone else is have the diapers pre-stuffed and ready to put on. If you don’t it’s quite possible you’ll come home at some point to a baby wearing a diaper with no insert. Even when the diaper is completely assembled, you still might find a rookie is apt to put the diaper on backwards. Something about the snaps throws them off, I think. A FuzziBunz diaper might be more fool-proof than others. I’ve had people put other diaper brands on inside out, too.
What Else They’ll Put On
There’s something about a day care provider and butt cream. They just love the stuff. There must be some comfort for them in slathering it on generously. But beware: most widely available diaper creams can wreak havoc on your cloth diapers. This happened to me soon after my day care agreed to use cloth for my first son. I’d left his tube of zinc oxide cream with them even after he started wearing cloth. I knew it wasn’t “cloth approved” but didn’t think about them wanting to use it since he was usually pretty clear down there, but boy did they use it. That day’s diapers, though they still function, to this day have some staining left from that incident. Keep the stuff away from your diapers at all costs.
It’s best that anyone who’s going to wash your cloth diapers gets a full explanation of the proper way to do it. A simple laundry mistake can take lots of re-washing to undo. After the rash cream got used with a few of my cloth diapers, I made the mistake of thinking outside the box for ways to wash it out. I ended up trying a degreaser cream from Lowe’s. I have to rinse my diapers countless times to get the orange smell out. My advice? When you’re a rookie, don’t add anything weird to your diaper laundry. It seems simple enough, but it’s important. Also, think carefully about where you wash. I once did laundry at a campground laundromat and ended up with immediate repelling issues.
You’ve done the research and read all the directions (along with a few hundred blog entries!), but make sure anyone else changing your baby gets all the little details, too. You’ll make things easier on your baby that way – and your diapers!
Jessica Wiant is now a stay-at-home mom of two who was once a working mom with a (cloth diapered!) son in daycare.
Welcome to 2013 everyone! With the New year comes a lot of new goals and resolutions. Whether you are trying to lose weight, get in shape, or eat more healthfully, everyone tends to think about things they want to change. But how about cloth diapers? How can they fit into your New year’s resolutions or goals? Let me give you a couple of ideas to spark your interest:
Try cloth diapers. If you have never used cloth diapers before, maybe 2013 is your year to get on the bandwagon. Why not purchase a few and see what you think?!
Use cloth diapers in day care or at least present the idea if you don’t already.
Do you use cloth diapers at night? If not, why not start the process of finding a great night cloth diaper?
Try a different style of cloth diaper. Fitteds, pockets, hybrids, flats, or prefolds. Change it up!
Do you use cloth diapers part time? Why not focus on doing it full time?
Introduce or even convert a friend to cloth diapers.
Try out a new cloth diaper accessory: a diaper sprayer or cloth wipes. Try newborn cloth diapers if you are expecting.
Having problems with your wash routine? Why not try to get it all figured out: change a detergent, add rinse, or try a new stripping technique.
Add more to your stash, or destash from of your diapers!
Did you use cloth diapers on any of your babies before? if not, make it a goal to use them on our next child!
Have you thought about making a fluffy resolution this year? If so, what would you like to try to accomplish?
Julie Murphy is a stay-at-home mom who was thrown into the cloth diapers when her husband bet her she couldn’t last two months on cloth. 11 months later, she is still cloth diapering…and blogging about it at My Cloth Diaper Stash.
Being a working mom of two, it is necessary my boys go to daycare. I work a split shift from home for a large company, so I am able to be home with them from 12:30 until they go to bed around 7:30 pm. After they’re asleep, I finish my shift. Because of this, I only need 13 hours a week for daycare, which is great. I have a lot of time with my boys and still get to work full-time. However, I didn’t want to give up my cloth diapers because my boys were in daycare.
I did a lot of research on health codes and asked a lot of advice from my cloth diaper community. I wanted to be sure I had all my information ready. At the time we decided to start, I had two in diapers and the boys were going through at least three diapers a session at daycare – if not more. I knew it was going to be a lot more “wallet-friendly” to have the boys in cloth during their daycare time as well as at home. The cost of daycare for two boys is expensive enough! Our daycare was very accepting of our choice, which made the process a lot easier for us. I am pretty sure we were the first family at our daycare to try this out.
It was determined that (in the state of Connecticut, at least) the soiled diapers needed to be placed in a sealed container, which was to be taken home each night and cleaned for use the next day. For this, we used a shoebox-sized plastic bin from the storage container section of our local “super-store”. This size bin nicely held three cloth diapers, which was typically perfect. We did keep a few disposable diapers on hand at the daycare in case there were a few extra “stinky” ones which required more than three diapers in one day.
My biggest concern was the use of diaper cream. Prior to cloth, diaper cream was applied regularly at daycare, providing we had given permission. Obviously, diaper cream is not to be used with cloth diapers, but I came up with a solution. I only asked that that it be used if he had some redness. Cole especially has really sensitive skin, so we do periodically coat him with a little cream on occasion to keep any skin irritation away. I purchased flushable liners to be used at daycare and bought a cloth diaper-friendly cream just in case some accidentally got on the diapers. The flushable liners also helped with the poop diapers, too, since it make it easier to dump in the toilet.
I came in and demonstrated the diapers, which I pre-stuffed for the staff every day. This way, they were able to ask me questions and be comfortable with using them. I think some of the staff was pretty surprised as to how easy they were. Over the last two years or so, cloth diapering at daycare has gone smoothly.
Cole on his birthday.
On January 5th of this year, Cole turned three years old. A few days after his birthday, he actually transitioned out of daycare and the early intervention program (an at home program for kids with delays or special needs) and into the public school system. He now attends a 3-5 year old program through our local kindergarten that is for children with special needs and “typical” peers. At first, I was afraid we would have to go to disposable diapers. I actually was a little nervous to bring it up with all of the formal meetings. When we starting visiting the classroom, I decided to give it a go and ask. What was the worst that could happen? They say no? So I asked. At first, they said we would have to buy disposables for school, but after I showed them the diapers and how similar they are to a disposable diaper, they agreed to give it a go! And so far, it seems to also be going well!
I know some people decide not to cloth diaper because they send their kids to daycare. I can tell you that with the right center, and the right research, you can successfully cloth diaper and have child care!
Jenn Kubicza is a mom of two little boys, one of whom has a neuro-genetic disorder called Angelman’s Syndrome and will require extended diapering.
Our fans have been asking for a black FuzziBunz cloth diaper for awhile now and we’re excited to say that Nicki’s Diapers has black FuzziBunz in-stock!! In fact, Nicki’s Diapers is the exclusive retailer of black FuzziBunz diapers!
Want one? You can get a free black FuzziBunz from Nicki’s Diapers by entering the FuzziBunz Black Giveaway – now through July 31st. Visit Nicki’s Diapers’ blog for details on how to enter.
It’s good to have black back, agree? Did you get one?
Spearmint is the newest color to be added to the FuzziBunz line.
Lafayette, Louisiana (June 15, 2011) – FuzziBunz® cloth diapers today announces the addition of the spearmint colored cloth diaper to its rainbow of fashionable color options. The spearmint color diaper will be part of the Funkadelic FuzziBunz® color line and available to consumers this week.
“We want parents to have fun with cloth diapering and what is more fun than having beautiful, vibrant colors of cloth diapers to choose from” says Tereson Dupuy, the founder and CEO of FuzziBunz® and known as the Mother of the Modern Cloth Diaper. “We are so excited to add the spearmint color to our line as this stylish and cool color continues to represent today’s modern and hip moms that are cloth diapering.”
The first pocket-style cloth diaper on the market, FuzziBunz® forever changed the cloth diapering world when it was introduced in 2000. Today, FuzziBunz® are available in One-Size and Perfect Size options. The One-Size diaper is one of the most adjustable cloth diapers on the market and is made to grow with a child from birth through toddlerhood. The patented FuzziBunz® design is not only stylish but prevents diaper rash by keeping baby’s skin dry and healthy.
Each FuzziBunz® cloth diaper retails for $21.95. To find an authorized FuzziBunz® retailer near you, please visit the “Where to Buy FuzziBunz®” page on FuzziBunz.com.
The patented FuzziBunz® cloth diapers are a modern, convenient and sustainable diapering solution for today’s busy parents. The reusable pocket cloth diapers ensure no leaks, no rash and no waste. FuzziBunz® diapers include three layers: 1) a waterproof outer barrier to keep wetness contained, 2) a soft microfleece inner layer that touches a baby’s skin and pulls away moisture, and 3) a unique, pocket-style opening that enables a parent to customize the absorbency using super absorbent micro-terrycloth pads. Stay-at-home-mom, Tereson Dupuy, invented FuzziBunz® in January 1999 in response to her infant son’s chronic diaper rash and her overall dissatisfaction with all available diapers. Tereson stitched the first FuzziBunz® in her home and a short time later, the modern cloth diapering movement was born. For more information about FuzziBunz® cloth diapers and accessories and to find a list of retailers, please visit www.FuzziBunz.com.
Sarah's daughter rocks the skinny jeans despite her fluffed-up, cloth diapered butt
“Does this diaper make my butt look big?” I imagine my daughter asking me that question every time I squeeze her tiny body into her adorable skinny jeans. “I totally know the feeling,” I nod and tell her while struggling to close the button.
I guess since I have never quite found the right fit on a pair of those scary things for myself, I really, really wanted to give my girl a chance to wear them. Since she will probably be blessed with my – ahem – shapely legs, I wonder if cloth diapers may have sabotaged her only chance to rock the skinny jean.
I am only half-serious about the sabotaging part – she is only five months and I think she’ll have plenty of time between potty-training and her hips developing to rock whatever she feels most comfortable in. I just have to say that when I gave birth to a girl, the world of baby fashion really opened up for me. Boys’ clothes are so ho-hum and when you refuse to include items with “Daddy’s Little All-Star” or “Mommy’s Helper” plastered across the front, your choices are much more limited. So when I was surprised on the delivery table with a precious girl, it didn’t take long for my mind to go to pretty bows and dresses as well as fashion-forward boots and jeans.
Cloth diapers have sort of changed all that. Not in a bad way, really. I am just more conscious about the clothing choices I make for my girl and whether her diaper will fit under it. I definitely size up at least one size in the stretchy cotton pants and I shy away from tight fabrics or ones without much give. One-piece numbers, especially those with feet, have been our staple all winter. But once summer finally comes, I think she will be in a dress (with no diaper cover!) almost every day because they look so cute over cloth diapers!
But I just couldn’t resist that first pair of skinny jeans even though I knew they might be a squeeze…So, “Yes, honey, it does make your butt look big. Big, fluffy and adorable and I wouldn’t change a single thing about it.”
What kinds of clothing do you look for when shopping for outfits for your fluffy-diapered babies?
Sarah is a mom of two and blogs about her adventures in motherhood, cloth diapering and everything in between. Catch her “Cloth Diapering Unwrapped” series on the FuzziBunz blog every Tuesday. Learn more about Sarah here.
LAFAYETTE, La. – FuzziBunz® reusable pocket diapers were today featured on NBC’s The Today Show as Style Contributor and In Touch Magazine Buzz Editor, Bobbie Thomas, talked about the most stylish must-haves for new parents.
In the segment featuring the very best products for baby, Thomas told Today Show host Natalie Morales that, “Tori Spelling raved about these [FuzziBunz® diapers] on Donny Deutsch’s The Big Idea [on CNBC].”
Tereson Dupuy, inventor of FuzziBunz® and CEO of Mother of Eden, is thrilled that FuzziBunz® is in the national spotlight. “Hundreds of thousands of moms around the world already know that FuzziBunz® diapers are the best thing for their babies and the best thing for Mother Earth. We are ecstatic that Bobbie Thomas selected FuzziBunz® diapers as one of her must-have baby picks. After all, Bobbie knows best!”
LAFAYETTE, La. – Actress and mom-to-be Tori Spelling tells Donny Deutsche, during an interview on CNBC’s The Big Idea with Donny Deutsche, that she is indeed a cloth diapering momma.
During a recent interview, Deutsche, the former advertising mogul and entrepreneur champion, asks Spelling what she thinks of FuzziBunz® diapers. Her response: These diapers are “great” and then she admitted, “I have these at home.”
Spelling has a one year old baby boy, Liam Aaron McDermott, and a second baby, which is rumored to be a girl, due in June.
Tereson Dupuy, inventor of FuzziBunz® and CEO of Mother of Eden, is thrilled to hear that Spelling is a FuzziBunz® fan. “Tori is a great role-model to moms, like her, who are looking for eco-friendly diapering options. FuzziBunz® diapers continue to be the top choice reusable diaper by all moms – celebrity or not – because they are easy-to-use, easy-to-wash, easy-on-the-environment and they look incredibly cute on a baby’s tushie.”
You can see a clip of Spelling’s interview on The Big Idea with Donny Deutsche online here.