Lafayette, Louisiana (May 1, 2012) – FuzziBunz®, the inventors of the modern cloth diaper, today announces the addition of two cloth diaper prints, Strawberry Delight and Whimsical Whale, to its line of award-winning, popular cloth diapers.
“After sharing the Strawberry Delight and Whimsical Whale cloth diaper prints with several moms, we got overwhelmingly positive feedback. These moms told us that they felt the new prints truly represented their tastes and styles,” says Tereson Dupuy, the founder and CEO of FuzziBunz® and who is also known as the Mother of the Modern Cloth Diaper. “The best part is that the latest prints can be repurposed as a cloth swim diaper too, making them as versatile as they are sweet.”
The two new spring cloth diaper prints include:
FuzziBunz® Strawberry Delight: Strawberry Delight is a whimsical and magical cloth diaper print that will please any baby girl and the parents who love her. With swirling pink strawberries surrounded by luscious oranges, this cloth diaper design, available in both the FuzziBunz® One Size Elite and Perfect Size options, looks good enough to eat. (Do not eat them, of course!)
FuzziBunz® Whimsical Whale: This cloth diaper print design will bring a delightful squeal to any baby and his or her doting mom or dad. Whimsical whales adorn this blue and aqua green reusable cloth diaper also available in One Size Elite and Perfect Size options.
Kim Rosas, the owner of the popular blog Dirty Diaper Laundry, says, “The prints are fun and colorful, with patterns that made me smile. FuzziBunz is right on trend this season, with the fashion-forward neon colors and fruit-themed pattern.”
FuzziBunz® forever changed the modern cloth diapering world when it was introduced on the market in 2000. Today, FuzziBunz® diapers are available in One Size Elite cloth diaper and Perfect Size cloth diaper options. The One Size Elite 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 Perfect Size diaper, which comes in x-small, small, medium and large sizes, is made for parents who want a sized diaper that fits perfectly every time with no adjustments needed.
Another blogger, Gina Crosley-Corcoran of The Feminist Breeder, adds, “I absolutely adore the new FuzziBunz prints and am very happy that FuzziBunz has added prints to its line of wonderful cloth diapering products and accessories. Prints were the one thing about the brand that I wanted but was missing.”
The new spring FuzziBunz® cloth diaper prints retail for $13.95-$16.95 (Perfect Size) and $19.95 (One Size Elite) and are available at a variety of stores on- and off-line worldwide.
Further, FuzziBunz® is making several other new additions to the FuzziBunz® collection, which include:
Specialty Sizes: FuzziBunz® Perfect Size diapers now come in specialty sizes XL and XXL for larger babies/children or special needs children who require diapering for extended periods of time.
Comfort Pads: FuzziBunz® is now offering new colors in their line of super absorbent, ultra discreet and oh-so-easy to wash Comfort Pads for eco-minded menstruating moms.
Known as the “gold standard in cloth diapering,” 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.
Some of you did just that and we put together a quick video montage so that you could all experience the great event together. We are grateful for everyone in our community who is helping to spread the word about the importance of using cloth diapers.
Now, go grab some popcorn and sit back to watch The Great Cloth Diaper Change in action!
I read last week that Earth Day is one of most important holidays on many school calendars. While Earth Day was Sunday, April 22, it is important to keep Earth Day in mind every day – not just once a year. At the very least, Earth Day is a good reminder for all of us to up our own personal commitment to the environment, revisit our everyday habits and look for ways to further “green” our lives. In short, this day should inspire action. In kids and adults alike.
Last year on this blog, I made a few Earth Day resolutions hoping that you, my fellow cloth diaperers, would join me. This year, I thought I would recap my resolutions and my progress in the past year. And I’m adding some new ones for the coming year, hoping you’ll do the same. I mean, we are already on the right track by using cloth diapers…from here it’s easy to add green practices to your everyday life.
To recap my 2011 resolutions:
Compost. Done. Since August, we’ve been faithfully collecting our kitchen scraps in an old coffee canister under the sink and adding it to the composter along with dry leaves and yard waste, even through the winter. No useable compost yet, but we’re getting there and the rising temperature can only help. Grade: A
Join a CSA. I’m on the right track. I’ve done the research, but haven’t signed up quite yet. Grade: C
Eliminate paper napkins and reduce paper towels by half. The paper napkins are still in the cupboard. BUT, we’ve invested in several sets of cloth napkins that we use almost every day. I moved the paper towels under the sink where they are not as easy to grab and started dating the inside of the new tube when open it and it’s been taking us anywhere from 3-4 weeks to use an entire roll, which is a significant reduction. Grade: B+
Run at least one errand on foot per week. This is a work in progress. I probably do this once every two weeks on average. Some weeks, I run three errands on foot and other weeks I drive everywhere. Grade: C
Reduce trash-to-curb. Apparently we had been using the wrong size trash can for two years, so even with a smaller one, we are only filling it about half full. This week, we’ll be putting out two kitchen-sized bags of trash. Not bad for a family of four. Grade: B
Now, for the new Earth Day Resolutions. In addition to continuing to work on the above, my Earth Day Resolutions for 2012:
Garden. We recently bought a large raised bed for the backyard and filled it with a mix of soil and compost (purchased, ours wasn’t ready yet). The goal is to grow a kid-friendly garden full of vegetables that are organic and ready to eat from our back yard like carrots, corn, peas, lettuce, tomatoes….and hopefully a couple of pumpkins!
Shop and eat local. I’m resolving to buy local whenever it makes sense both to support local businesses and reduce our carbon footprint. Frequent the hardware store in my town, farmers markets, my garden and local restaurants, especially those with a locavore attitude.
Reduce wrapping paper waste. The amount of paper we threw away after Christmas was sickening. Multiply that by every house on our block and every block in the country. I do love a beautifully wrapped gift (probably more than the next gal), but I need to do better. I’ve started to recycle wrapping paper and bags, use old book pages or newspapers – or better yet a scarf or something cool – to wrap gifts. My friend has been making cute gift bags from scrap fabric for her gifts, they are beautiful and reusable!
Adjust the temperature. Our standard indoor temperature is 69 in the winter and about 75 in the summer. I’m thinking we can go definitely dress warmer in the winter and get by with 68, possibly even increase to 76 in the summer (though my sweaty husband may disagree on that one!).
Keep talking about cloth diapers. As my girl gets older and cloth diapering is just a part of daily life, I don’t talk about it quite as much as I once did (to anyone who would listen!). I’m making it a goal to continue to be a champion for cloth diapers and talk to the new and expectant moms I meet about the benefits of going green and using cloth!
So that’s it. Nothing drastic. Totally doable, right? Here’s to Earth Day 2012 and inspiring action in our own families and communities. What are your Earth Day resolutions? Join us on Facebook and tell us yours!
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.
To thank those of you who shared precious photographs of you and your babies wearing FuzziBunz ‘Light It Up Blue’ cloth diaper, we’ve compiled a video to show off all of the babies in ‘Bunz! We appreciate your support and help in making a difference for autism awareness.
Show your FuzziBunz pride on April 21, 2012 as all of us cloth diapering moms and dads attempt to break the world record for the most cloth diapers changed at one time at the Great Cloth Diaper Change. Last year, a Guiness World Record was set for the most cloth diapers changed simultanously with 5,026 participants at 127 locations in 5 countries.
This year, we hope you’ll join a local event to help shatter that record – and you’ll show your baby’s FuzziBunz pride too!
WHAT: If you’re attending the Great Cloth Diaper Change event this weekend, dress up your baby in your favorite color FuzziBunz! Whether it’s Light It Up Blue for Autism Awareness or Apple Green in honor of Earth Day, show off your baby’s “Bunz”. Then, please snap a photo of your baby in their FuzziBunz at your local event. Email your photos to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll be featuring some of your snapshots on our social networks and blog next week. Snap away!!
WHEN: Saturday, April 21, 2012. Attend your local Great Cloth Diaper Change event on April 21, 2012.
WHY: This world record attempt is a great way to show the world how many people are already using reusable cloth diapers successfully. At the same time, you can help us educate people who don’t yet know about cloth diapers.
WHO: To continue to encourage all of us to support this very important cause, we invite YOU to change your FuzziBunz diapered babies at your local event.
Are you attending a Great Cloth Diaper Change Event? Join the discussion and let us know on Facebook!
I realized something today. Nothing momentous in the least, but I couldn’t believe it hadn’t occurred to me before.
I was taking a break from laundry and cooking for the week and playing with my daughter (almost 16 months – where did the time go?!). Her new favorite toy is one she got for her first birthday a couple of months ago. She didn’t pay it much attention when she received it, but has been carrying it around with her pretty much everywhere she goes this week. Some of you have probably have the same one, I think it’s called “Dress Me Emily.”
Our Emily is one lucky girl. I mean, she is constantly dragged around by her synthetic blonde locks, receives endless rides in a mini-stroller, is given lots of hugs and kisses…what could be better? It actually reminds me a lot of a certain “Dressy Bessie” that I used to treat much the same way. Or so I’m told.
Anyway. So, we’re playing with Emily and I’m helping my daughter take off her shoes, undo and redo her button, zip and unzip her purse and unsnap her dress. I had noticed before that her snap is the same type of plastic snap as the snap on FuzziBunz cloth diapers, but had never realized that my girl cannot undo it.
The snap, like the snaps on FuzziBunz, is tight and secure. As you mamas know, it’s not difficult in the least for me to unsnap it, but as hard as she tried (and as frustrated as she got!), my toddler could not get that darn dress off Emily. As poor Emily was getting whipped around the room by her snapped strap, I realized why my daughter hasn’t been able to – and probably most toddlers can’t – get their FuzziBunz off their bodies: the snaps!
I love her spunk, but my girl is one that would try it. My son never tried. Even with disposables. But he would come home from daycare and tell me about a classmate: “De-wai-wah takes her shoes, her socks, her pants and her diaper off!” Lord help Delilah’s parents. I’m sure that phase was no fun to deal with. I’ll just say that my daughter’s personality would be more like “De-wai-wah’s” than her brother. I’ve heard many a story about duct-taping disposables on kids to keep their curious hands out of them – just glad I don’t have to deal with it duct-taping anything to my children.
Those fantastic snaps. They keep those diapers on, don’t they!? Just one more thing to love about our FuzziBunz!
Have snap closures kept diapers on your baby? Have they ever managed to get them off? Join us on Facebook and let us know!
P.S. Despite her mass-produced background, Emily does make a great companion for my girl. And remember my post from last week about newborn cloth diapers?! Well, I forgot to mention another good use for outgrown newborn diapers…doll diapers! These AIOs fit Emily perfectly – no leaks. Even at night!
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.
Most of our longtime readers know that as a mother of a child impacted by autism, FuzziBunz’s CEO, Tereson Dupuy, is committed to helping others who are also impacted by autism. With Autism Awareness Month (in April) on the horizon, Dupuy is proud to announce that her modern cloth diapering company has raised more than $13,000 for Autism Speaks™ to date.
Through the “Light It Up Blue” cloth diaper campaign, which launched in June 2011, Dupuy pledged to donate $1 to Autism Speaks™ for every “Light It Up Blue” FuzziBunz cloth diaper sold. Since making that pledge, she says her fans have “showed up” to support the cause.
Autism is a very personal cause to Dupuy, as her son, Eden, was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder, in 2006 when he was just 8 years old. With the help of the medical community and support from friends and family, Dupuy says she believes her son has been able to overcome many obstacles along the way.
Dupuy will continue to donate $1 to Autism Speaks™ for every Light It Up Blue FuzziBunz cloth diaper sold through December 31, 2012.
The FuzziBunz® “Light It Up Blue” cloth diaper comes in both the one-size “Elite” cloth diaper, which adjusts to fit babies from 7-30+ pounds, and the “Perfect-Size” cloth diaper, which comes in sizes x-small through x-large. Light It Up Blue FuzziBunz are available for $13.95-$18.95 (Perfect Size) and $19.95 (Elite One-Size) at a variety stores on- and off-line worldwide.