Saturday, April 30, 2011

Making progress...

I mentioned last week that I was doing some research/ product testing on cloth wipe solution. Well I ordered some soap bits from The Green Panda and some more cloth wipes from Pretty Printed Diapers and they both came in today!  In an early post I mentioned how important it was to have cloth wipes and Pretty Printed Diapers is who I ordered my first cloth wipes from. So far she has been the most reasonably priced cloth wipes that I have been able to find. Ive been using the first ones that I ordered since early February; so far no problems with my initial order I did order a print fabric and that has faded considerably but what do you expect from leaving cloth in water aloe and tea tree oil? Even the faded wipes are structurally sound, and still super soft.

I am excited to try to the soap bits from The Green Panda. I got the cucumber melon scent which is my favorite scent of all time. They have a lot of scents available and seem to be reasonably priced. I really haven't found many soap bits to do comparrison shopping and since I haven't had the chance to make any wipe solution yet and don't know the quality of the product it is going to be a trial and error process. But hopefully Monday morning I get to make wipe solution and start the review process!
I am hoping to take pictures of the product *both the wipes and the soap bits* and possibly the process behind making the solution even though the process seems pretty simple.
here are pictures of the products from their site
Soap Bits
40 Organic Wipe Solution Soap Bits, You Choose Scent

Wipes
2 Dozen Flannel Baby Wipes - Spring Green

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Spiky- the amazing standing baby!

Mid last week Spiky decided that he was going to start pulling up on stuff and standing
  *as pictured here*
This has made me a super nervous mama. I thought that he would only do it when on the floor; by pulling up on the laundry basket, the couch, his bouncy seat etc but nooooo, this morning he did it in his crib and almost fell out! So after the Easter festivities there will probably be pictures later and I got my school work done I lowered the mattress on his crib. I lowered it to the next level which I hope is enough. If he wasn't napping on his daddy right now I would put him in there to check. I guess Ill find out later and have to go through lowering it again if I'm wrong. I still plan to do another CD'ing post soon. I am currently doing some research on wipe solution and where to buy cloth wipes at a reasonable price. Hopefully I am able to get this done in the next couple of weeks! 

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Spring break and ...

I have been told I need to do another cloth diapering post. I think that I want to discuss in more detail: cloth wipes, cloth wipe solution, and remedies for diaper pail funk. Its Spring Break *woohoo* right now so Its been pretty crazy at work. Plus I started a new class on the 6th so I haven't had tons of time to research for anything extracaricular. But I am hoping to get a new post done this weekend. No promises though.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Cloth Diaper trial programs

*** CLOTH DIAPER TRIAL PROGRAMS ***
Mom's Milk Boutique Cloth Diaper Trial
Trial Period: 30 days
Deposit: $135
Trial Fee: $20 + return shipping
Bonus: free wetbag, free disposable inserts

Trial Products (all new):
1 Chinese Bleached Prefold
1 Indian Unbleached Prefold
1 Package Flip Disposable Inserts (for use in Econobum or Pocket Diapers).
1 Econobum Prefold & 1 Cover
2 Fitted Diapers (will be either bumGenius Bamboo, Thirsties Fab, or Kissaluvs Fitted Diaper)
1 Thirsties DUO Diaper Cover (except NB - will receive Thirsties XS)
1 Bummis Super Brite or Booroi Cover
1 BumGenius All-In-One
1 Thirsties All-In-One
1 Fuzzi Bunz Perfect Size Pocket Diaper (inserts included)
1 bumGenius 3.0 One-Size Pocket Diaper (inserts included)
1 Snappi
1 small wetbag

Mom's Milk Boutique Organic Cloth Diaper Trial
Trial Period: 30 days
Deposit: $180
Trial Fee: $30 + return shipping
Bonus: free wetbag

Trial Products (all new):
1 GRO Baby System Shell Set
1 Extra Organic Soaker Pad
1 Bummis Organic Cotton Prefolds
1 Imse Vimse Organic Cotton Contour Diaper
1 Clover or Dream-eze Organic Cotton Fitted Diaper
1 BabyKicks Organic One-Size Fitted Diaper
1 bumGenius Organic All-In-One One Size Diaper
1 Dream-eze Organic All-In-One
1 Econappi Organic Pocket/All-In-Two One Size Diaper
1 Imse Vimse Organic Cotton Diaper Cover
1 Snappi
1 small wetbag (yours to keep whether or not you keep the package!)

Jillian's Drawers Cloth Diaper Trial
Trial Period: 21 days
Deposit: $150
Trial Fee: $10 + shipping both ways
Bonus: free flushable liners, free shipping on next order, 10% off trial package if you choose to keep it

Trial Products (all new):
2 Bleached Chinese Prefolds
2 Unbleached Indian Prefolds
1 Snappi
1 bumGenius! Fitted Bamboo Diaper (we may sub a Thirsties Fab Fitted)
1 Thirsties
V2.0 Diaper Cover
1 Fuzzi Bunz with Microfiber Insert
1 bumGenius! One-Size V3.0 with 2 Microfiber Inserts
1 Dream-Eze Organic All-In-One
1 bumGenius! V3.0 All-In-One
1 GroBaby Shell with 1 Snap-In Soaker and 1 Booster
2 Additional GroBaby Snap-In Soakers
5 Sheets of Flushable Liners (just lay in diaper, remove, and flush in toilet with solids)

Cute Caboose Cloth Diaper Trial
Trial Period: 21 days
Deposit: $150
Trial Fee: $10 + shipping both ways
Bonus: substitutions allowed, if you choose to keep diapers, you get a 20% coupon for next purchase

Trial Products (all new):
2 Prefolds
1 Thirsties Diaper Cover
1 Fuzzibunz Perfect Fit Pocket Diaper + MF Inserts
1 bumGenius 3.0 One Size Cloth Diaper + MF inserts
1 Dream-ez All in One Diaper*
1 Thirsties Fab Fitted Cloth Diaper
1 Happy Heiny One Size Pocket Diaper + MF Inserts*
1 Snappi
1 The Natural Baby Co. Wet Bag

Diaper Junction Cloth Diaper Trial
Trial Period: 30 days
Deposit: value of items purchased
Trial Fee: $0 + shipping both ways*
Bonus: build-your-own trial package (or choose one pre-built); 10% off order if you join mailing list; 10% off "stock up" order if you review a product on their site; *shipped to you for free if your order is $75 or more

Trial Products (all new):
(2) Diaper Rite™ Prefolds - 1 bleached & 1 unbleached.
(1) Kissaluvs Fitted Diaper
(1) Bummis Super Whisper Wrap Diaper Cover
(1) Fuzzi Bunz Perfect Size Diaper
(1) bumGenius! Deluxe All in One Diaper

Build-your-own trial package out of any of these products (all new):
Flip One Size Diaper Day Pack
bumGenius! One Size Pocket Diaper
bumGenius! Deluxe All In One Diaper
bumGenius! Organic Cloth Diaper
Econobum One Size Diaper
Flip One Size Diaper System
Gro Baby One Size Diaper
Fuzzi Bunz Pocket Diaper
FuzziBunz One Size Diaper
Happy Heinys One Size Diaper

Cloth Diaper Superstore Cloth Diaper Trial

Trial Period: 30 days
Deposit: value of items purchased
Trial Fee: $0 + shipping both ways
(No official trial, but retailer offers 30-day money back guarantee on "almost every product" they sell.)

Diaper Daisy USED Cloth Diaper Trial
Trial Period: 14 days
Deposit: $140
Trial Fee: $20 + shipping one way
Bonus: detergent sample, trial handbook, for diapers returned, 10% bonus if you opt for store credit instead of cash back, $29.95 store credit if you keep all trial products

Trial Products (gently used):
1 FuzziBunz Perfect Fit Diaper with insert
1 bumGenius 3.0 One Size Pocket Diaper and inserts
1 Knickernappies One Size Pocket Diaper and inserts
1 FuzziBunz One Size Pocket Diaper and inserts
1 Thirsties All-In-One
1 bumGenius Organic One Size All-In-One
1 Flip All-In-Two One Size Diaper with one stay dry and one organic cotton insert
1 Thirsties Fab Fitted
1 Thirsties Original Diaper Cover
2 Diaper service quality prefolds
1 Snappi fastener
1 FuzziBunz In and Out Mess Free Diaper Bag
1 sample package of Rockin' Green Detergent, Classic Rock, Unscented
1 Trial Handbook, yours to keep, full of information about cloth diapering
1 mailing envelope to return the diapers to Diaper Daisy (does not include return postage)

Diaper Daisy NEW Cloth Diaper Trial
Trial Period: 30 days
Deposit: $30 + value of items
Trial Fee: $30 + shipping both ways
Bonus: detergent sample, trial handbook, for diapers returned, 10% bonus if you opt for store credit instead of cash back

Trial Products (all new, choose up to five different diapers):
2 Prefolds, Thirsties Cover, & Snappi
Kissaluvs Fitted & Thirsties Original Cover
FuzziBunz Perfect Fit
bumGenius 4.0 One Size
FuzziBunz One Size
Knickernappies One Size Microfiber
Knickernappies One Size LoopyDo
Rumparooz One Size Aplix
bumGenius Organic One Size All-in-One
Kissaluvs Marvel All-in-One
Flip One Size Stay Dry & Organic
Econobum
SuperDo Insert
Thirsties Hemp Insert - 2 pack
FuzziBunz In & Out Hanging Diaper Bag
Nifty Nappy Fitted
PeachyKeen Pocket

Kelly's Closet 45 Day "Wee Guarantee" Program
Trial Period: 45 days
Deposit: value of items purchased
Trial Fee: $0 + shipping both ways

Trial Products (all new):
bumGenius One Size 3.0 Pocket Diapers
bumGenius One Size organic AIO diapers
Gro Baby One Size Diapers

Earth Angels Diaper Co. Try One (or Three) at a Time
Trial Period: 30 days
Deposit: $20 (for one) or $55 (for three)
Trial Fee: $0 + return shipping
Bonus: for each diaper you keep, $5 refund + $5 store credit

Trial Products (all new, choose one or three):
KnickerNappies OS Diaper w/2 Inserts
BumGenius 3.0 Pocket w/2 Inserts
DryBee's Fleece Nighttime Pocket w/Insert
KnickerNappies sized Pocket w/ Loopy Do
Wahmie's OS Diaper w/Insert
Happy Heiny's OS Pocket w/2 Inserts
Rocky Mountain OS Diaper w/ Insert
Thirsties Pocket AIO
Thirsties Duo Wrap w/ 2 Prefolds
Thirsties V2 Cover w/ 2 Prefolds
Thirsties V2 Cover or Duo Wrap w/ Thirsties Fab Fitted
Green Acre Designs sized Pocket w/Insert
Thirsties Duo Diaper w/Inserts

Giggle Britches cloth diaper trial
Trial Period: 30 days
Deposit: $180
Trial Fee: $15 + return shipping
Bonus: 10% off diapers kept

Trial Products (all new):
3 unbleached prefolds
1 Thirsties cover
1 So Simple cover
1 snappi
1 Fuzzi Bunz One Size
1 Happy Heinys One Size
1 bumGenius One Size
1 Tiny Tush Elite One Size
1 Thirsties Fab Fitted
1 Happy Hempys with fleece fitted
1 Tiny Tush Trim one size fitted
1 Bottombumpers all-in-one
1 OsoCozy all-in-one

Sew Crafty Baby
Trial Period: 30 days
Deposit: value of items purchased
Trial Fee: 10% restocking fee on used items + return shipping

Trial Products (all new, choose at least three):
Infants Prefolds
Regular Prefolds
Premium Prefolds
Unbleached Flats
Thirsties Duo Cover
Bummis Super Bright
Bummis Super Whisper Wrap
Flip
Econobum
Prorap Classic
BumGenius Organic
Sposoeasy`s
Dream-Eze
OsoCozy
BumGenius 3.0
Thirsties Duo Diaper
Happy Heinys
Fuzzi Bunz
Tweedle Bugs
Kissaluvs
Thirsties Fab Fitteds
Tiny Tush
Sherpa Heiny Huggers
Green Acre Bamboo Contour
Grobaby
Flip Stay Dry
Flip Organic
Snappi
2 Brass Locking Pins
Thirsties Diaper Duffel
Wahmies Regular Wetbag
Thirsties Pail Liner
Wahmies Pail Liner

Mama Marsh's Creations Cloth Diaper Trial
Trial Period: 14 days
Deposit: $114 - $210 (depends on package chosen)
Trial Fee: $20 + return shipping

Trial Products (all new, quantity depends on package chosen):
Mama Marsh Pocket diaper
Mama Marsh All-in-one diaper
Mama Marsh All-in-two diaper
Mama Marsh Flannel Fitted diaper
Mama Marsh Bamboo Fitted diaper
Mama Marsh Cover

Itsy Bitsy Bums Total Economy Cloth Diapers Trial
Trial Period: 21 days
Deposit: $86
Trial Fee: $10 + return shipping
Bonus: 10% your next purchase, trial fee counts toward
store loyalty program

Trial Products (all new):
4 OsoCozy Indian Prefolds - Unbleached
4 OsoCozy Birdseye Flats - Unbleached
1 OsoCozy Fitted Diaper - Unbleached
1 Kissaluvs Contour Diaper
1 Thirsties Duo Wrap - Aplix
1 Thirsties Duo Wrap - Snaps
Wahmies All-Day wet bag
Grandma El's rash cream sample
Rockin' Green detergent sample
4 Itsy Bitsy Bums fleece liners
2 Snappis
1 pair Dritz diaper pins
1 pair Tiny Tush diaper pins
Itsy Bitsy Bums Economy+Convenience Cloth Diapers Trial
Trial Period: 21 days
Deposit: $195 (depends on package chosen)
Trial Fee: $15 + return shipping

Trial Products (all new):
1 AppleCheeks Diaper
1 Fishnoodles Solo Flyer Diaper
1 Fuzzibunz One Size Diaper
1 Rocky Mountain Diaper
1 Thirsties Duo Diaper
1 Cow Patties Famous Pocket Fitted - One Size
1 Kissaluvs Fitted
2 Thirsties Stay-Dry Inserts
1 OsoCozy Indian Prefold - Unbleached
1 Thirsties Duo Cover - Snaps
Wahmies All-Day wet bag
Grandma El's rash cream sample
Rockin' Green detergent sample
2 Itsy Bitsy Bums fleece liners
10 Tiny Tush Biodegradable Liners
1 Snappi
*** NEWBORN CLOTH DIAPER RENTAL PROGRAMS ***

Nell's Natural Baby Newborn Cloth Diaper Rental
Rental Period: 3 months (minimum)
Deposit: $150
Rental Fee: $75 for 3 months (+ $25 per additional month) + return shipping
Bonus: opt for store credit instead of cash back to get a $10 bonus

Rental Products (gently used):
24 used unbleached Kissaluvs size 0 diapers
*NOTE: Package includes 2-days of diapers. You must supply your own covers/wipes/accessories; consider purchasing
Nell's rental add-on package.Itsy Bitsy Bums Newborn Cloth Diaper Rental
Rental Period: 3 months
Deposit: $220
Rental Fee: $75 + shipping both ways (???)
Bonus: opt for store credit instead of cash back to get a $10 bonus

Rental Products (gently used ???):
25 Kissaluvs - size 0
4 Thirsties Duo Covers - Aplix - size 1
Grandma El's rash cream sample
Rockin' Green detergent sample
*NOTE: Package includes 2-days of diapers. Consider adding on the
Bitsy Boost rental package to add make it a 3-day supply.