Sunday, October 10, 2010

What is up with all the crazy prints?



Happy Columbus Day!

This is going to be a short blog post today as we have had a spell of simply amazing weather here in Minnesota...upper 80s every single day and sunny, gorgeous blue skies. The weather has been so spectacular it ALMOST makes us forget the unfortunate showing by our still much loved Twins. However, the downside of this glorious weather has been that very little work has gotten done. Oh, well, we have a long cold winter to catch up.

I wanted to write today about prints. Prints have become the new hot thing in cloth diapers. bumGenius recently introduced a new line of prints, the Little Socialite Collection within their Artist Series. They have received mixed reviews. The names, like all the bumGenius color names lately, are a little too much. Jet Set? Concrete Jungle? Eiffel Tower? Yikes!!! A lot of fans of bumGenius on Facebook really were very vocal in their dislike of these prints. Personally, I love them. I really, really do. I like bold styles and these are definitely fierce. Even more than that, I like the fact that they took a chance. I am so tired of the little bunnies and teddy bears on diapers. I am strong person and I am raising three strong, kind, independent little boys. Why dress them like kittens?

However, these are art, really and truly. Like all things artistic, they will appeal to some and not others. We all have different tastes and gravitate towards a different aesthetic from each other. I think it is rather cool that diapers are starting to enter this realm. If we are going to spend so much of our lives changing them and washing them and wearing them, why not make them fun and have them make a bit of a statement?

Happy Heiny's has also unleashed new prints in the last month. I LOVE the tie dye. Am a little lukewarm on the Oooga Booga but think the Groovy Circles are DIVINE! They have a couple new ones coming out....Owls which I suppose are seasonally appropriate and skulls that glow in the dark. Happy Halloween everyone! I kinda think Glow in the Dark doesn't make a whole lot of sense for a baby unless it helps with middle of the night diaper changes. However, if they make their wonderful trainers in glow in the dark material I will be first in line!

Lots of other manufacturers are doing prints including Thirsties, Gro-Via and Kissaluvs. It clearly has become the new way to differentiate diapers and I think it is fun. So, what do you think? Do you like all the new prints or are you more old school and prefer the pastel solids and bunnies? How do you feel about bumGenius' Artist Series? Is it a fun next step in the evolution of cloth diapers or have they gone too far?

Giveaway
Of course, we need to do a Giveaway. In honor of the prints focus of this small little note, we would like to giveaway one of our absolute favorite prints of all. The Kissaluv Marvel in Zoo Blue (however, if you would prefer Mocha Swirl or Two Hoots, we can do that). There are many ways to enter and each one will result in a separate entry. Entries must be received by October 26, 2010.
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  1. I'd love to win! Thanks for the giveaway!
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  5. I like the Prints as an option, but some are a little "much"! ;)
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  9. I actually like the prints, but may enjoy them on a girl more than my little dude. However, I do agree about the puppies and kitties. I'm a modern mom, give me modern prints!

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  10. I like cloth diaper Realtor on Facebook! Emma Humbert

    I also love prints.. not thrilled with the new BG prints but as you said, not for everyone!

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  11. I'm not a fan of prints in general, because then it's hard to match baby's clothes. I particularly dislike the new bumGenius prints, and find them to be totally not my taste at all. I am glad that they appeal to some people, but I was very disappointed after the hoopla over them. I'll stick to my solid colors, thanks! (but if I were "forced" to win a diaper with prints, I would be totally fine with that, too!!)

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  12. ooh, would love to win this! have very few print diapers
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  13. I'd love to win, especially the owl one. Awesome! jill dot shoemaker at gmail dot com

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  17. I am in love with prints!
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  21. I am all for cute prints on my baby's bum!

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  22. I love how all the new prints are coming out. Very cute.
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  26. I actually like the new BG prints. I find them perfectly gender neutral and would happily put any of them on a boy or girl. I think it's nice to see something different.
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  30. Amy Thomas (amyt428@yahoo.com)October 13, 2010 at 7:13 AM

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  31. Amy Thomas (amyt428@yahoo.com)October 13, 2010 at 7:15 AM

    I love prints!But sometimes it seems there are too many girly ones and the boy ones are usually monsters! I'm a big fan of owls and love the new print from happy heiny! It's so cute!!

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  34. Thanks for the giveaway! Would LOVE to win :)
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  35. I love prints on CD!

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  41. I have been thinking about trying cloth diapers, i love all the modern designs :)

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  42. I love prints on cloth diapers - makes them more fun!! Thanks for the opportunity to win this giveaway!

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  43. I'd love to have a chance to win. I love the prints. I think solids are BORING! And when I do like solids, I prefer bold colors - vibrant red, bright greens, royal blues and black! I'm so ready for some owl boy prints! (Thank you, GroVia, can't wait! lol)

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  46. I am hoping to win, need to try some new diapers!
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  48. already a cloth diaper retailer blog fan on facebook! =)

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  51. I am tired of pastels and bunnies myself. I think the new bumGenius prints are amazing. The new BG prints are completely abstract and modern that it is SUCH a refreshing change from pink and cutesy little newborn prints that every single other diaper company puts out. I love them and am so happy to see something different.

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  56. I love all the new prints. I have two boys both in diapers and I don't want to put puppies or ducks on them either

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  60. I'd love to win! I'm with you on the prints, I like bold, distinctive ones. I think it makes sense for the diaper companies too, it makes their diapers more recognizable. The names, however, are a little lame ;)
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  64. I'd love to win. I'm loving all of the prints, they are so fun. :)

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  68. I love that print! I hope I win!
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  69. I like many of the prints, too! We've come a long way from boring old whites!

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  71. I would love to win this diaper!
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  74. I love all the new patterns and thanks for the giveaway!

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  75. The new patterns are great! Thanks for the giveaway!
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  79. I love all the fun prints that are coming out!

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  82. You know, I don't have any prints in my stash...
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  86. All the prints make diapering more interesting and fun!

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  92. Prints are SO much fun. Too bad they're usually hidden under clothing :P
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  96. I think prints (in general) are great. People are often turned off by generic color schemes, and anything that makes people more interested in CD's is OK in my book.
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  100. I am liking all the prints. I have two boys, so matching to outfits isn't as important.

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  105. I like some of the prints, not the cutsey ones or the ones that are to mod (like the new BG prints.) I fall some where in the middle of the spectrum on what I like.

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  107. I have just started diving into prints - before it was just solids, and I'm hooked.
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  108. Thanks for the giveaway I would LOVE to win!
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