Posts Tagged ‘pocket diapers’
Monday, April 22nd, 2013
Today is Earth Day!
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
- Shop locally
- Play outside
- 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
- Paper-free household
- Plant trees
- 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!
Don’t forget! Shop.FuzziBunz.com is offering a %15 percent discount with the code EARTHDAY15 – it ends tonight at 11:59 PM CST. You can also check with your favorite retailer to find out if they’re having an Earth Day sale, too.
Tuesday, February 5th, 2013
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.
Thursday, January 3rd, 2013
It’s been a long time since my last dive into potty training. I know one thing: it will be different this time, I’m using cloth to potty train. I’ve make it clear how I feel about reducing waste and saving money. Still having two younger children that will be in diapers some time, it means no extra laundry, either.
I feel like potty training in cloth makes it less urgent, giving my children the time they need to be ready. Potty training is not a “two and ready” one size fits all experience, even twins are not always ready at the same time. Still, the number of mothers I hear ready to rush the process because they are tired of “wasting money on diapers” makes my head spin. I think, if only they were using cloth, maybe they wouldn’t be in such a rush.
Cloth training pants, much like cloth diapers are an investment that pays off. Not only financially, but also in creating a more relaxed environment for children to potty train. Putting the child in control and following their lead is the formula for long-term potty training success.
Click here to buy FuzziBunz Trainers, on sale!
Sarah Scales is a mom of five including two sets of twins in cloth diapers! When she isn’t blogging for FuzziBunz you can catch her at Upper Middle Mom.
Wednesday, June 15th, 2011
Lafayette, Louisiana (June 15, 2011)
Spearmint is the newest color to be added to the FuzziBunz line.
– 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.
Friday, November 14th, 2008
I have never cloth diapered my son a day in his life. So when I received my box of FuzziBunz® Pocket Diapers for review it would be fair to say I panicked. I had heard mixed opinions about fit, looks, leaks and laundering. So I decided early on not to venture away from my trusty disposables. However, I was very pleasantly surprised to find cloth diapering is totally manageable, especially with FuzziBunz®.
FuzziBunz® is a pocket diaper which means it has an opening in the back where you insert material such as terry cloth to create the level of absorbency your child requires. It is lined with micro fleece to keep moisture off your child and to keep him or her dry. The outside is a waterproof barrier made of polyurethane laminated (PUL) outer poly knit to keep wetness contained. Features such as stretchier leg casings and mini gussets mean a better fit and fewer leaks. One of the best things about FuzziBunz® is the adjustable tabs in the front. They allow the diaper to grow with your baby ensuring a snug fit at all times. FuzziBunz® has a wide array of sizes including specialty sizes such as preemie, XL and petite toddler and an even wider array of colors for your fashion benefit.
My son loved the comfort of these diapers, he smiled, kicked his legs and even wiggled his bottom to show his joy. Comfort may be an understatement, however, as this is the softest fabric I have ever felt in my life. I was worried they might get rough after being washed but was happy to find out the diapers stayed this soft. I’m not sure I will ever give up disposable diapers but if I do I know where to turn: FuzziBunz®.
Visit them at www.fuzzibunz.com
Lee Allport is raising her two spirited boys with her husband in beautiful Florida. A self professed bargain shopper, this mom is always on the lookout for cool picks that won’t break the bank. You can find Lee at her own blog www.mysentimentexactlee.com where she entertains people with stories about her children and also writes more product reviews.
Original post: http://www.peekaboopicks.com/2008/11/14/fuzzibunz/
Friday, August 8th, 2008
By: Jenn (The Green Parent)
Let me make one thing perfectly clear. I am a LAZY green mama. That’s not to say that I don’t do my part to protect the planet. But when I do make an effort to go green, I need to know that it is not in vain. And I’m the last person on Earth who would want to make extra work for herself. So when I tell you that I have used cloth diapers for both of my daughters, I hope you’ll understand that this was not an undertaking that I accepted lightly. I looked at the facts, I talked to the experts, I tried it myself, and I concluded that cloth diapers were the best thing for both my children and the planet.
Now if there’s one thing that I can’t stand it’s a guilt trip. So you won’t get any of that here. Yes, I think cloth diapers are fantastic (Fuzzi Bunz are my favorite!) but I know they’re not for everyone. Still, I think it’s time to “clear the air” about the common cloth diaper misconceptions…
The Ick Factor. This is probably the #1 reason that most parents turn their noses up at cloth diapers. It’s easy to imagine that with cloth diapers you’ll be up to your armpits in toilet water trying to wring out some nasty, poppy rag. If you’re concerned about the ick factor of cloth diapers, I have a little advice, but be warned, you may not want to hear it. Here it is…
Poop. Is. Icky. And cloth or disposable, as a parent, you are going to come in contact with it. Get over it. Oh, and one more thing, did you know that you are required to remove poop from disposable diapers and toss it in the toilet? It’s true, it says so right on the package. Even the disposable manufacturers know that it’s nasty to put human poop (even if it came from your sweet little baby’s bottom) in a landfill.
The Time Factor. This is the second reason that most parents want to forgo cloth diapers. To this I reply, have you looked at cloth diapers lately? Back in the day, cloth diapering meant pins and plastic pants, and the procedure did add a bit of time (albeit probably just a few seconds) to the average diaper change. But today’s selection of Velcro or button fasteners and all-in-one cloth diapers are an absolute cinch to put on and take off. The only difference in the whole procedure is that you take cloth diapers off and throw them in the washing machine as compared to the trash can for disposables. The time factor no longer exists.
The Water Consumption Factor. From the beginning, disposable diaper companies have contended that the water consumed to wash cloth diapers negates any environmental benefit that could be gained by keeping disposables out of the landfill. Their theories were somewhat backed up by a flawed study in 2005 that concluded that there is no environmental difference between using cloth diapers and using disposables. Now, when I say that this study is flawed, I say it not as a raving “save the Earth” lunatic (although I am) that can’t imagine that cloth diapers could be environmentally equivalent to disposables. Rather, I say that this study is flawed as a scientist (because I am) and it is. Here’s why.
- The study surveyed 2,000 parents who use disposables, but included only 183 parents who use cloth diapers in their research. The results are therefore neither balanced nor conclusive.
- The study did NOT take in to account the possibilities that some (if not most) cloth diapering parents use Energy-Star rated washing machines, wash full loads of laundry, line-dry their diapers or use moderate temperatures to wash their diapers.
- The study did NOT take in to account that most (if not ALL) cloth diapering parents pass their cloth diapers on, either to their subsequent children, or to their friends, thereby dramatically reducing the environmental impact caused by the creation of the diaper.
- The study only analyzed one type of diaper…a terry cloth diaper… that takes significantly longer to dry than other cotton diapers. And again, they made no mention that these diapers could be dried on a clothes line rather than in a dryer.
The Cost Factor. Last but not least, there is the cost factor. Undeniably, cloth diapers require a greater initial investment than disposables. But study after study after study after study has concluded that using cloth diapers can save you thousands of dollars over the course of your child’s diapering career. (If you’re not convinced, you can use this handy-dandy comparison calculator to see for yourself.) Now who couldn’t use a few extra thousand dollars in their pocket?
So there you have it. A straight-up, no-guilt, fresh look at cloth diapers. Take it or leave it. But at least now you know the facts.
Verybaby.com: Cloth vs. Disposable Cost Comparison
DiaperDecisions.com: The cost of cloth diapers
NaturalFamilyOnline: Alternative to the Usual Checklist
RealDiaperAssociation.com: Diaper Facts
Saturday, December 15th, 2007
NEW IBERIA, La. – Mother of Eden, the makers of the patented FuzziBunz® reusable pocket-style diapering system, today announces that its widely-popular FuzziBunz® diapers have just gotten even better.
FuzziBunz® customers will find that the newly designed diapers, now made exclusively in the U.S.A., have stretchier elastic around the legs to better hug baby’s curves, noticeably larger tabs for a better grip and to better prevent sagging, and updated top stitching for added reinforcement of seams.
Tereson Dupuy, the inventor of FuzziBunz® reusable pocket-style diapers and CEO of Mother of Eden, says, “Without compromising the unique qualities that make FuzziBunz® diapers the best-selling reusable pocket diaper on the market today, we have worked hard to make some important visual and functional improvements. We are proud to say that these improvements are a direct result of the feedback we’ve received from customers, retailers and experts over the past several years. They’ve spoken and we’ve listened!”
While the diaper is visually different, there are some things haven’t changed. For example, sizing and snap placement remain the same, and Mother of Eden has not changed the price of the diaper either. “Customers are basically getting an even better quality diaper at the same affordable price as before,” adds Dupuy.
Mother of Eden also has created a new computerized manufacturing process to ensure consistent sizing and better quality control. Plus, the new diapers, now produced by a professional manufacturing facility in Mountain Home, Arkansas, are hand inspected to ensure perfection.
“For the past eight years, FuzziBunz® diapers have been the top diaper choice for conscientious moms turning to alternative diapering solutions. We anticipate that moms and babies will enjoy the sleek new look and improved functionality that our new and improved FuzziBunz® diapers offer. We have always invested in providing high-quality diapering products for today’s conscientious families and these improvements demonstrate our long-standing commitment to doing so,” says Dupuy.
The new and improved FuzziBunz® diapers are available for purchase starting January 2, 2008, at select baby and natural product retailers around the globe. For more information or to find a retailer near you or online, please visit www.fuzzibunz.com.
Monday, August 20th, 2007
NEW IBERIA, La., – Mother of Eden, the makers of the patented FuzziBunz® pocket diaper system, today announces it was named as a 2007 Outstanding Product Winner by iParenting Media. The iParenting Media Awards program recognizes the best products in the children’s and juvenile products industries and is the only consumer awards program certified by ISO 9001:2000, the internationally recognized standard of quality assurance.
After a rigorous and thorough review of thousands of products, experienced reviewers – including parents, experts and licensed childcare centers and schools nationwide – deemed that FuzziBunz® diapers met or exceeded iParenting’s high standards to earn this prestigious award.
Tereson Dupuy, the inventor of FuzziBunz® diapers, says that it’s important for parents to learn more about today’s modern diaper options. “Long gone are the days where cloth diapers with pins and plastic pants were the only disposable diaper alternative. FuzziBunz® diapers make cloth diapering a breeze and we are excited that the iParenting organization has recognized our important invention as one of this year’s outstanding baby care products,” she says.
The iParenting Media Award Evaluators, including at least one expert reviewer, provided several comments about why FuzziBunz® was chosen as one of the 2007 Outstanding Product Winners:
- “This product is wonderful. It can save you money and help save the environment…”
- “It [FuzziBunz®] really did seem like it kept her dryer than disposable diapers!”
- “The FuzziBunz® were very cute. They were very absorbent, they were made well and they were very easy to use!”
- “I love the idea that FuzziBunz® are easy on the environment. It is a simple way to be more eco-friendly.”
- FuzziBunz® has revolutionized the cloth diaper world.”
FuzziBunz® diapers can be purchased at various baby products retailers around the world. For more information or to find a retailer online or near you, please visit www.fuzzibunz.com.
Wednesday, August 1st, 2007