Posts Tagged ‘Tereson Dupuy’
Monday, April 14th, 2008
LAFAYETTE, La. – FuzziBunz® has partnered with The Green Parent author, Jenn Savedge, to highlight the important role parents play in raising environmentally conscious children.
In her book, The Green Parent – A Kid-Friendly Guide to Earth-Friendly Living, released on April 1, Savedge tackles every topic, from the diaper debate to how to take eco-friendly family vacations.
Tereson Dupuy, the inventor of FuzziBunz® diapers, says that Savedge’s book is a public service to the parents of the world. “Jenn is teaching parents how to establish eco-friendly parenting practices early-on in hopes that future generations will imitate those practices later in life to become thoughtful stewards of the world.”
Savedge says that even children as young as two years old can learn what it means to take care of our planet. Parents should look for teachable moments, she advises.
“A baby may wonder why she wears that FuzziBunz® diaper that her parents wash. These are moments that parents can teach their children that their diapers help keep the earth green,” says Savedge.
She adds, “As parents, we know that reusable diapers help reduce landfill waste, pollution, resource consumption, and the dangerous greenhouse gases that cause global warming. And while this may be a bit much for a little one to understand, even the youngest children will appreciate that her diapers help the grass grow better and the air stay cleaner.”
Dupuy says, “We are excited to partner with Jenn because, at the core, our message is the same: Take care of our planet to ensure that future generations have access to the same nature we enjoy each and every day.”
And the best part, for every purchase of The Green Parent, the book’s publisher will plant a tree on the buyer’s behalf.
Thursday, January 10th, 2008
NEW IBERIA, La. - Mother of Eden, the makers of the patented FuzziBunz® reusable pocket-style diapering system, is proud to announce that it is the official sponsor of the Los Angeles premier of the widely-publicized and highly-anticipated documentary, “The Business of Being Born.” This moving and powerful film about the natural birthing process is executive produced by Ricki Lake and directed by filmmaker Abby Epstein. The premier takes place on January 14, 2008 in the Fine Arts Theater in Beverly Hills.
“This documentary demonstrates the choices a woman has when it comes to choosing her own personal birthing experience,” said Tereson Dupuy, the inventor of FuzziBunz® reusable pocket-style diapers and CEO of Mother of Eden, who will be attending the January 14th premier. “Just as moms are choosing natural birthing experiences, our hope is that they, too, will choose natural parenting experiences such as breastfeeding and cloth diapering. We were honored to be invited to support this worthy endeavor and look forward to bringing attention to the natural birthing and parenting choices available today.”
Mother of Eden is leading the charge in bringing national attention to cloth diapering as the event’s official sponsor. In fact, in an effort to create awareness about cloth diapering and FuzziBunz®, the FuzziBunz® logo will be featured on the red carpet and a sample FuzziBunz® diaper will be exclusively featured in each gift bag provided to 400+ celebrity and press attendees. Mother of Eden also has donated a lifetime supply of FuzziBunz® to the silent auction that will take place the night of the premier. All proceeds from the event and silent auction go to Bloom OC, a non-profit organization that offers support to pregnant, nursing and new mothers.
For more information about the LA premier of “The Business of Being Born,” please visit www.natural-mama-media.org/invite.html.
For more information about the documentary, please visit www.thebusinessofbeingborn.com.
For more information about FuzziBunz® diapers, please visit www.fuzzibunz.com
Thursday, January 3rd, 2008
NEW IBERIA, La. – Mother of Eden, the makers of the patented FuzziBunz® reusable pocket-style diapering system, is proud to announce that FuzziBunz® diapers have taken the top spot in a head-to-head review of various cloth diaper brands. Hipster e-zine, Babble.com, selected FuzziBunz® as its Babble Best cloth diaper in its January 2008 review of various cloth diaper brands.
While author Katie Bayless objectively reviewed each cloth diaper brand, which included gDiapers, Rumpsters, Bum Genius and Happy Heinys, she wrote that FuzziBunz® takes the cake when it comes to her favorite non-disposable brand.
Bayless writes in her review, “Five reasons this is my top pick? 1) No leaks — ever. And I never used more than one insert. 2) No bulkiness — bubble-butt won’t be a problem with these diapers. 3) No staining — I’ve used these diapers for two months now and they still come out of the wash crystal clean. 4) Quick drying — some of the bulkier diapers are still wet coming out of the dryer, but not FuzziBunz®. 5) Ultra-adjustable snap closures — at first I couldn’t figure out why I liked FuzziBunz® snaps — snaps are less convenient, especially on a squirmy baby. But I learned the hard way that being (slightly) more tricky to get on, also means they are more difficult for little hands to get off (picture a crib covered in crap thanks to some of the diapers that didn’t make this list).”
Tereson Dupuy, the inventor of FuzziBunz® reusable pocket-style diapers and CEO of Mother of Eden, says, “This review proves what moms around the world have known all along – that there is nothing better than a FuzziBunz®. We’re the original pocket diaper and we continue to make products that mean something to moms, babies and the world at large.”
The entire review is available online at Babble.com.
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.
Thursday, September 6th, 2007
NEW IBERIA, La. – Mother of Eden, the makers of the patented FuzziBunz® pocket diaper system, today announces it has signed a one-year sponsorship deal with Baby Loves Disco. The deal calls for FuzziBunz®’s sole sponsorship of the Baby Loves Disco diaper changing stations starting in September 2007.
The newly designed FuzziBunz® Diaper Changing Stations include specific areas set aside at each disco venue for parents to change their babies’ dirty diapers, thus ensuring that even the littlest dancers are entitled to a clean and safe place to change their wet and poopy garbs.
Baby Loves Disco, the brainchild of dancer and mom, Heather Murphy Monteith, has been transforming city night clubs into child-proof discos for toddlers, pre-schoolers and their parents for the past several years. This season, which runs from September 2007 through August 2008, includes events in 16 U.S. cities including Atlanta, Brooklyn, Boston, Boulder, Chicago, Houston, Manhattan, Minneapolis, Orlando, Philadelphia, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, and Seattle.
Murphy Monteith says, “We are excited to bring the FuzziBunz® experience to the fun-spirited families that attend Baby Loves Disco events. As a family that uses FuzziBunz® ourselves, we have reaped the many cost and environmental benefits that come along with cloth diapering. We believe that the FuzziBunz® brand strongly compliments the worldly atmosphere we are trying to create at our high-energy dance events and we are proud to have Mother of Eden on-board as the sponsor of our diaper changing stations.”
Tereson Dupuy, the inventor of FuzziBunz® diapers, says partnering with Baby Loves Disco offers a unique opportunity for families to learn about today’s modern diaper options. “Many parents don’t realize that cloth diapering can be an easy and convenient alternative to disposables. Long gone are the cloth diapers with pins, Velcro, and plastic pants,” Dupuy says. “Rather, FuzziBunz® diapers are soft, easy to use, and convenient to care for and wash. And best of all, FuzziBunz® diapers deter millions of diapers from entering our landfills each year, something we can all be proud of.”
For more information about Baby Loves Disco, or to find an upcoming event near you, please visit www.babylovesdisco.com. To learn more about FuzziBunz® diapers, 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.
Tuesday, July 10th, 2007
NEW IBERIA, La. – Tereson (Thomas) Dupuy, the CEO of Mother of Eden and inventor of the patented FuzziBunz® pocket diaper system, was named a “Finalist” today in the “Best Entrepreneur – Non-Service Business – up to 100 employees” category in the 3rd annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.
The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, and the companies they run worldwide. The Stevie Awards have been hailed as “the business world’s own Oscars” by the New York Post.
Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word “crowned,” winners will be announced during a gala event in New York in March. Nominated women executives and entrepreneurs from the U.S. and several other countries are expected to attend. More than 600 entries were submitted for consideration in more than 40 categories, including Best Executive, Best Entrepreneur, and Best Community Involvement Program.
Dupuy, a Louisiana native, has been in the diaper business for more than seven years. She invented the pocket diaper concept and holds a U.S. patent for her invention. Thousands and thousands of moms around the world have made FuzziBunz® reusable diapers one of the top selling reusable diapers on the market today.
“I invented FuzziBunz® out of necessity. I wanted to help my baby better cope with the chronic diaper rash that plagued his skin. Disposables contained chemicals irritated his skin and traditional cloth diapers were soggy, inconvenient and hard to care for. I created a reusable diaper that keeps a baby dry and happy and that many moms tell me significantly reduces the incidence of diaper rash,” said Dupuy.
Finalists were chosen by business professionals worldwide during preliminary judging. Members of the Awards’ Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors and their staffs select Stevie Award winners from among the Finalists during final judging.
“Being named a Finalist in The Stevie Awards for Women in Business is an important achievement,” said Michael Gallagher, president of the Stevie Awards. “It means that independent business executives have agreed that the nominee is worthy of recognition.”
Details about The Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at www.stevieawards.com/women.
Tuesday, July 10th, 2007
NEW IBERIA, La., – New parents enter a whirlwind of choices when baby arrives – everything from whether the baby should sleep in the family bed to what kind of stroller they should buy. But one up-and-coming choice that many new parents consider today is whether to use cloth or disposable diapers.
According to Tereson Dupuy, the inventor of FuzziBunz® reusable diapers, cloth diaper usage is gaining significant momentum. “As shown by the steady increase in demand for our diapers and the amount of real-world and easy to use options, more and more moms are trying their hands at cloth diapering and making it a part of their child rearing practices.”
And it’s not just suburban moms who are turning to cloth diapers. Tinseltown is taking on the trend too. Anna Belknap, star of CBS’s CSI-NY, is a known FuzziBunz® fan, as are country music star, Brad Paisley, and his wife, actress Kimberly Williams. Madonna was recently spotted changing baby David’s cloth diaper and Dave Matthews and Maggie Gyllenhaal have been widely reported as a cloth diaper users as well.
MaryLenore Arsenault, celebrity publicist and owner of BopStarBaby, which provides gift baskets to new celebrity parents, says, “Hollywood’s elite new parents are always looking for the next best trend. Environmental friendly items, like FuzziBunz®, are definitely a hot item found in many of today’s A-lister’s baby nurseries. I wouldn’t be surprised if more and more celebrities made their cloth diaper duties publicly known.”
With environmental issues at a peak, it’s no wonder that today’s new parents are looking for greener options. According to statistics from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in 1960, there was almost no diaper waste. But by 1970, the EPA reports approximately 350,000 tons of diaper waste and by 2005, 3.6 million tons of diaper waste annually. In another EPA report, disposable diapers are documented as the third largest waste item in today’s landfills – a significant number given they are only used by a small percentage of the population.
While many parents can still opt for old-fashioned fold and pin diapers, many are turning to the newest modern option, pocket diapers, which include snaps or Velcro and allow for absorbency customization. And while disposable diapers come in one color, reusable diapers come in a plethora of colors and print choices, ensuring that today’s baby is sporting style from top to bottom.
Dupuy adds, “New moms are always telling me that they are pleasantly surprised at how easy FuzziBunz® diapers are to use and wash. Cloth diapering is nothing to be scared of – not any more with today’s modern options.”
Wednesday, March 28th, 2007
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:
- For when you’re past desperation level, Teri Crane has written Potty Training Your Child in Just One Day: Proven Secrets of the Potty Pro (Simon & Schuster, $11.95). Crane asserts that even the most stubborn child can be trained in one day, with . . . wait for it . . . a potty party. This three-step process starts by giving your child a doll that wets, getting a child to use the potty, then a party with a few friends and relatives to celebrate. She includes many themes, with decorations and treats to motivate a reluctant child.
- Or you could end the debate by going the diaper-free route. Christine Gross-Loh, who writes in the new The Diaper-Free Baby: The Natural Toilet Training Alternative (Regan Books, $15.95) that she found diaper-free advocates extreme, eventually embraces the movement and offers a balanced look at this controversial early (as in from birth) toilet training method.
Monday, March 5th, 2007
NEW IBERIA, La. – Tereson Dupuy, the CEO of New Iberia, Louisiana-based Mother of Eden Inc., and inventor of the patented FuzziBunz® pocket diaper system, was named “Best Entrepreneur” during a gala event held in New York City on March 2, 2007 in honor of the 3rd annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.
The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, and the companies they run worldwide and the Stevies organization has been hailed as “the business world’s own Oscars” by the New York Post.
Dupuy won Best Entrepreneur of a non-service business up to 100 employees and was selected over three other finalists in her category. More than 600 nomination entries were submitted for consideration and women in more than 34 categories were honored for their efforts.
Dupuy, a New Orleans native, Broussard resident and graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, says she’s honored to be this year’s Best Entrepreneur. She has been building Mother of Eden for nearly eight years and invented and patented the widely popular FuzziBunz® pocket diapering system in 1999. In her acceptance speech,Dupuy said, “Necessity is the mother of invention, and necessity is what led me to invent FuzziBunz®. FuzziBunz® diapers continue to be the leading reusable diapering solution for today’s real moms and it’s a good feeling to see a mom and businesswoman like me being recognized nationally for her achievements.”
Dupuy says that this award has validated her hard work and dedication over the past eight years. “It is a real privilege to accept this award on behalf of the loyal FuzziBunz® customers around the world who already know that diapering can be simple, convenient and sustainable,” adds Dupuy.
Members of the Awards’ Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors and their staffs selected the Stevie Award winners from among the Finalists during final judging.
Details about The Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of winners in all categories are available at www.stevieawards.com/women.