Saturday, December 29, 2012

JCtrade Cartoon Diapers

I know that when I first started to use cloth the first thing that caught my eye was prints. Who doesn't want cute little fluff on their babies bottom?

Many places offer different prints and styles but JCtrade Cartoon diapers get a lot of attention because the prints and price. You can order in bulk and get diapers from $3.50-$5.00. The problem is they come from another country. Making shipping costly and sometimes hard to get them in a reasonable time. Sometimes you can wait months for the diapers to show up at your door. Many people choose to join a co-op group to order and that way they can get a lower price but not have to buy so many diapers. If you don't mind to wait for an order to be filled and shipped. I myself have a few of them because of the cute prints. I for instance own a Nemo, Superman, and Lorax. They are very cute prints and that I cannot deny. The quality of the diaper itself does not seem to hold up as well as many other diapers I have used, but as they say, "You get what you pay for." If your using these in a large rotation of diapers than I would see no problem in them holding up for a few years or maybe more. I would not say I would make these my all time go to diaper. The inners are super soft, and are very easy to stuff. They are a OS diaper that should fit your baby for most of their diapering years. Size wise I would say they start around 10 pounds and range up to 30. Although they say they should fit 6.5lbs-28lbs. I find them a bit bigger though. They have hip snaps which stop wing drooping, PUL outer, and soft Micro Fleece Cloth interior. Overall, not a bad diaper for the price if you are in no big rush to get them!

Want to win one ( you have to pay $3.00 shipping since they shipped the samples to me) then head over to the Giveaways tab and enter to win!


Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Cloth LINGO for newbies

The terms used in the cloth diapering world can be somewhat confusing so I thought I would start a post that I will try to keep up to date so if you are new to cloth like all of us once were, you can find the info you need so your not so confused when shopping online!

Common Abbreviations:

AIO - All in One diaper

AI2 - All in Two diaper

AP - Attachment parenting

BF - Breastfeed

BTDT - Been there done that

BTW - By the way

CD - cloth diaper

Crunchy - Natural lifestyle

CPF - Chinese prefold

DSQ - Diaper service quality

DD- Dear Daughter

DH- Dear Husband
DS- Dear Son

EBF- Exclusively Breastfed

EC - Excellent condition

EUC - Excellent used condition

F&C - Free & Clear (used referring to detergents)

FLer - Front loader washing machine

FS - For sale

FSOT - For sale or trade

FYI - For your information

HE - High efficiency (when referring to washing machines)

Hyena - A term for hard to get, popular diapers that are stalked by diaper hungry moms

IPF - Indian Prefold

IMO - In my opinion

ISO - In search of

ITA - I totally agree

KWIM - Know what I mean

LMK - Let me know

LO - Little one

LOL - Laugh out loud

NAK - Nursing at Keyboard

OBC- Organic Bamboo Cotton

OBV- Organic Bamboo Velour

PUL - polyurethane laminate, a material used to make diaper covers/wraps

ROFLOL - rolling on the floor, laughing out loud

SAHM - stay-at-home mom

TLer - Top loader washing machine

WAHM - work-at-home mom

Diaper Brands Abbreviations:

BG - bumGenius

FM - Fluffy Mail

FMBG - Full Moon Baby Gear

FB - Fuzzi Bunz
GB- Glow Bug

GM- Goodmammas

HH - Happy Heiny's

LC - Little Caboose

ME - Motherease

GAD - Green Acre Designs

SEZ - Snap E-Z

Please ladies post comments of others I have missed, and other LINGO I need to add to the list. I would like to have this up to date for all people new to cloth diapering.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Glow Bug Cloth Diaper Review

Glow Bug Cloth Diapers

When I first started my adventures into the cloth diapering world I researched many different products and my first thought when I came across Glow Bugs was, well you get what you pay for I’m sure! There 12 packs of diapers are only $150.00! This shocked me when I compared prices on other diapers with cute prints. The prints were so cute I was so excited to be able to try them on my little guy. When we first started to use Glow Bugs my son was only 10 pounds, he is now 20 pounds and these have fit him from day one! Here is the info on them from Glow Bugs web page:

◦Our diapers are sold in packages of 12 in stylish Girl’s prints, Boy’s prints and vibrant Spectrum colours

 ◦Each package of 12 comes with 18 microfiber snap-in inserts

 ◦Lined with NEW SlimDry™ fabric for the trimmest fit

 ◦Each set of diapers are packaged in a free wet bag!!!

 ◦Our packages are affordable at only $150 for 12 diapers, 18 inserts and a free coordinating wet bag!

 Our Design Features:

 ◦Two sets of cross-over snaps through the waist band for a perfect fit around newborn tummies

 ◦Double rows of snaps with square tabs for a trim fit through the hip

 ◦Wing snaps to prevent drooping ( In my pictures I have the older style of diaper which doesn’t feature them but I can’t wait to see the new prints with the wing snaps!)

 ◦Four size settings fitting babies from birth through potty training (7lbs-35lbs)

 ◦Coordinating coloured snaps for every print

 ◦Improved waterproof flaps in the front and the back of each diaper to prevent leaks

 ◦Double gusset through the leg for an extra barrier of protection

 ◦NEW SlimDry™ fabric keeps baby’s skin dry without the bulk

 ◦ Two openings in the pocket makes it easier to get the absorbent inset in and out

 ◦Stacking snap-in inserts to keep it in place while baby’s on the move

These truly work the way they are described. I love the double gussets, and openings for stuffing in the front and back of the diaper. These are so wonderful so that you don’t have to fight to get the insert flat and in place. The snap in feature is genius, keeping the insert in place and not allowing it to slip down or get bunched up! I also like that I don’t have to pull the inserts out when washing! They agitate out on their own when you unsnap the insert. They are slim fit on my boy who as a smaller baby (which he started at 8.14lbs and skinny legged and long) and still fit him now that he is a 6 month old 20 pound chunky legged boy! We never have leak issues with these, and the poop never leaks past the first gusset. The fabric is super soft and I am happy to put Glow Bugs on my baby.  If you are hesitant on buying a 12 pack they sell a 6 pack as well which also comes with a wet back! You cannot go wrong adding Glow Bugs to your stash, or making them your only ones in your stash. If you have questions or comments to add about Glow Bugs please feel free to share.

Want to buy A pack of Glow Bugs? Visit their web site  Mention that I sent you! Thanks ladies.