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Before my daughter was born, I approached this subject with friends with young children and was advised that cloth diapers are not a good idea. They’re messy, leak and are, according to some sources, not any better for the environment than disposables. I was also told that babies get diaper rash more frequently with cloth diapers, they’re bulky and less comfortable for baby, and they require extra time and energy, especially if you wash them yourself. Basically, friends told us we’d be a little crazy to sign up for cloth diapering along with new parenting.
Having considered all of these points, I just couldn’t stand the thought of my daughter’s waste wrapped in plastic in a landfill for the next three hundred years.
Therefore, we took the gamble and invested in cloth diapers. After much research, we chose FuzziBunz®. They offer beautiful, functional diapers in a rainbow of colors. When the gorgeous bouquet arrived in the mail I was so excited. I tucked them all into a big basket and showed a friend the arc of pretty little diapers. She rolled her eyes and said, “Oh yeah. I’m sure that’s exactly how it’s going to be.”
I have to say, it IS just how it’s been. I have LOVED cloth diapering, and 17 months later, I’ve never purchased a disposable for out little girl.
The white microfleece that touches her skin is incredibly soft. Forget about pins; these diapers are fashioned so that they grow with baby, featuring a multitude of snaps. And the color choice (they now offer some prints, as well) is so sweet; they negate the need for diaper covers.
They’re not cheap, (they generally run about $18/diaper and $5 per insert) but they’ve paid for themselves dozens of times over. Their re-sell value is terrific (check out eBay), and I love that she’s so comfortable. As far as washing, I find it to be a non-issue. I’m doing so much laundry, anyway, I hardly notice the difference.
So, I’ve become a cloth fan. And some of the friends who advised us against them have had their second. Guess what? They’re using FuzziBunz®.
So tell us.
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Original article on NYmetroparents.com
by Judy Antell
Diapering should not be fraught with angst — there are enough parenting decisions that are. But there are so many choices now that even the most Zen parent can get ready to toss her wipes.
Cloth versus disposable has been debated since the first throw-away, but a resusable diaper, FuzziBunz®, may convert even the most ardent anti-cloth advocate. These diapers, developed by a mother of three whose second child was allergic to the chemicals in disposables, offers an alternative that is convenient, low-cost, and keeps kids dry. When Tereson Dupuy fist put her son in cloth diapers, his diaper was always wet; when she came up with her design, he stayed dry and his rash cleared up, she maintains. The diaper has an inner core made of polyester fleece; moisture draws through to an absorbent core without chemicals. FuzziBunz®, which has been on the market for six years, just came out with cute prints, including gingham and trains. $17.95 includes the diaper & insert; Tereson estimates that the average user will save over $1700 by using her product.
Huggies has two new super premium diapers: Huggies Supreme Gentle Care and Huggies Supreme Natural Fit. The diapers, for newborn-size 6, replace Huggies Supreme, and offer a more customized fit.
There are two mothers who have more radical approaches to diapering — or the lack thereof:
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Here are just a few of the benefits to using cloth:
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NEW IBERIA, La. – It’s set to be a joyous holiday season for Hollywood’s newest parents and their little bundles of joy. Suri Cruise, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt and Moses Martin, along with 17 other famous babies, are receiving the gift of comfort and style this holiday season thanks to Mother of Eden, the makers of the FuzziBunz® Stay Dry Diapering System. As part of FuzziBunz®’s exclusive diaper category placement in the specialty celebrity gift baskets created by BopStarBaby, each celebrity baby will receive a supply of 12 diapers festively arranged in forest green, red and white for babies celebrating Christmas and in blue and white for babies celebrating Chanukah.
“Offering FuzziBunz® to Hollywood’s newest arrivals enables us to spread the word to a larger audience about doing what’s best for baby and what’s best for Mother Earth. Even today’s celebrities are looking for ways to contribute in a positive way to society and FuzziBunz® are an easy way to keep diapers out of landfills and babies happy and clean,” said Tereson Dupuy, CEO of Mother of Eden and inventor of FuzziBunz®.
FuzziBunz® are a reusable diaper made of three layers using the latest technology in textiles. The first layer is an ultra-soft polar fleece that gently touches baby’s delicate skin and wicks away moisture, keeping baby dry and rash-free. The second layer is a waterproof outer shell to keep messes contained, and the third layer is a pocket opening between the two layers where a parent can add a super-absorbent micro-terry insert to absorb moisture.
“Every new mom – no matter if you’re Angelina Jolie or Jane Smith – wants to make this world a better place for her children. Using FuzziBunz® allows a mom to make a stylish statement about the importance of using reusable versus disposable baby products. And best of all, FuzziBunz® are nothing like the cloth diapers of yesteryear because they are much more appealing, practical, convenient and easy to care for and they are way more stylish than prefolds and other cloth alternatives. In other words, they are actually appealing to today’s conscientious new moms,” commented Dupuy.
Twenty of Hollywood’s most elite expanded families have received the gift baskets this December, including Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise, Brooke Shields, Angela Basset, Matt Damon, Russell Crowe, Mark Walberg, Gwyneth Paltrow, Greg Kinnear, Gwen Stefani, Nadia Comaneci, Britney Spears, Mark Paul Gosselaar, Jamie Dean, Jann Wenner and Matt Nye, Kobe Bryant, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Christie Turlington and Ed Burns, and Rachel Weisz.
FuzziBunz® has exclusive diaper category placement in celebrity baby baskets produced by BopStarBaby, which distributed the baskets on behalf of Mother of Eden and other participants. FuzziBunz® was also included in the BopStarBaby “Goodie Bag Give-Away” in US Magazine in November 2006.
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What: FuzziBunz® Diapers
Why: While the thought of cloth diapers both intrigues and irks you, you just can’t imagine slaving away like your mom and grandma did to keep your baby in fresh diapers. You’re also concerned about leaking, comfort, pins and rashes and any other sacrifices you might have to make in order to stop contributing to the earth’s landfills. With Tereson Dupuy’s ingenius design, you don’t have to make a single one.
FuzziBunz® diapers are absorbent, waterproof, pin-free and extremely comfortable. The fleece that touches baby’s bottom is both incredibly soft and stays dry as it whisks away moisture to the highly-absorbent insert of the pocketed diaper. Sure they’re a little expensive, but they’re so worth it; they pay for themselves several times over in just a matter of months. And don’t even worry about washing. Simply wash them in a regular cycle and extra rinse on hot, and they’re as good as new. No soaking or bleaching required!
Some time ago, I posted about an alternative diapering system called Baby G Diapers. Since then I have heard of a couple other alternative diaper systems. FuzziBunz® has been around since 99 and is a reusable diaper that uses three different layers. The first layer is a super soft polar fleece that keeps the baby dry by letting wetness pass through. Second is a waterproof outer layer, and third is a super absorbent microterry insert that fits between the other layers. What I like about them is there is nothing to throw away, its all washable, but sounds easier than the old school cloth diapers. They also come in a whole bunch of great colors. I don’t have any personal experience using them, but my sisters friend swears by them. FuzziBunz® was nice enough to send me a pair so I could check out the quality, and my wife and I were very impressed. When we get around to having kids, we would love to try them out.
Original Article posted on CNNMoney.com
(MONEY Magazine) – It all started with a rash that wouldn’t go away. “Nothing worked,” says Tereson Dupuy, 33, of her then newborn son’s chronic diaper rash. “We were both miserable.” Switching from disposables to cloth helped the rash but created a new problem. “They leaked, and he was wet all the time,” she says. “Plus, cloth diapers are gross.” Dupuy tried to make her own, experimenting with gentle and absorbent materials, from polar fleece to terry cloth. For three months in 1998, she sewed, changed and laundered. Finally, a breakthrough. Using a combination of materials, Dupuy stitched a variation on the familiar two-part diaper–a leakproof outer pant with an absorbent inner core, both reusable. The diaper worked, and the rash cleared up. Then came the classic lightbulb moment. “I thought, I can’t be the only one who can use this,” recalls Dupuy.
First she gave samples to friends. Then Dupuy began selling the diapers, which she calls FuzziBunz®. Sales hit $12,000 in 1999, but she barely broke even.
By 2000, sales were growing steadily, thanks largely to word of mouth. Still able to rely on her husband’s salary as a sound engineer, she reinvested what came in. Dupuy found skilled laborers after a local textile factory closed. “We started out by having people sew in their homes,” she says, but by October 2000, the company needed a home base. “I spent $125 a month in rent and hired three employees,” says Dupuy, who today has 18 employees and ships from four locations.
Last year, the company–named Mother of Eden after the son who inspired the diaper (she also has an eight-year-old daughter and a one-year-old son)–had $500,000 in sales; it’s on track to double that in 2003. Her distribution system reflects the company’s origin: Dupuy sells FuzziBunz® wholesale to 150 small Web and mail-order businesses run by work-at-home moms. She and her husband, who now works for the company, pay themselves modest salaries and pour profits back into the business, which is clearly a labor of love.