Saturday, November 20, 2010

WAHM Shout Out - Snicklefritz

Hi! This is LeAnn from Giggle Britches. I am so excited to announce that our baby girl, Kendall Nicole, was born November 11th. We are adjusting quite well and her big sisters are totally in love. It has been a lot of fun trying out some newborn diapers that I have not used before.

Before I was even pregnant, I had bought 6 newborn Snicklefritz Snappiable fitteds from Nicole on Diaperswappers. I got her "Simple Snickle" back when she was having a sale. They have become one of my favorite newborn diapers! They workmanship is fantastic. The material has stayed so soft even after multiple washings. The fit is perfect on my skinny-legged newborn. I highly recommend these to anyone looking for a simple, newborn fitted diaper. Plus, it is so great to support another work-at-home mom!

Kendall is only 3 days old here :)

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Aubrey's Undies- Bummis Trainers

Made in Montreal, Canada, Bummis Trainers are one of Aubrey's first picks! Perfect for car trips and trips out to the store, when you want that layer of waterproof protection. Bummis Trainers are less bulky than some of the other brands we have tried, making them fit easily under Aubrey's clothes. Aubrey loved the prints, especially her new "Froggy Undies". Mommy loved that she could easily pull them up and down on her own as she works to independence in the bathroom.
The Low Down on Bummis:
- legs and waist are covered in stretchy lycra bindings
- laminated waterproof polyester knit outer
- flannel lining against your toddler allows them to feel wet and helps them train faster
- 2 layers of absorbent terry to absorb accidents

We found Bummis were perfect for daytime, nap time, and excursions out and about. Aubrey is a deep sleeper, so we found she saturated the Bummis before she woke up to make it to the potty, and had initially counted them out for night-time use. Then at 2am one night they were the only ones left in her drawer... so I did what any sleep deprived Mommy would have done at 2am, I quickly grabbed a Bummis Prefold from Gabe's pile folded it in 3 and tucked it in, then helped Aubrey pull them up. My middle of the night quick fix solution worked so well (dry sheets and PJ's in the morning) that it has become a part of our routine! The Bummis Trainers fit so much better than the overnight solution we had been using that they became the permanent solution- and we found a great way to continue to use the now too small Preemie Bummis Prefolds!

Want to win some Bummis products of your own to test out? Register to be a seeker in the upcoming Green Quiz Quest for your chance to win some great prizes donated by Bummis and other great sponsors!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Wool Diaper Covers

Hi! I'm Bayla from Soft and Cozy Baby, a physical storefront in Baltimore.

Wool is an amazing fabric to use as a diaper cover. We started using Llamajama longies last winter for my 1.5 year old. It worked great overnight and he never woke up with wet sheets! The sizing is amazing. I got an 18 month size - they were a bit big on him to start and they still fit him, a year later!

There are many benefits to using wool covers over prefolds, fitteds or contours. Especially in the winter, when everyone wants to cozy up in some yummy warm wool.

Wool is a natural fiber with antibacterial properties. Being natural, it is very breathable. This allows air circulation which can help reduce the incidence of diaper rash. It also regulates body temperature - keeping you warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

Wool treated with lanolin is water resistant. It can absorb up to 30% of its weight in moisture. IT wicks moisture away, keeping your baby dry.

The natural antibacterial properties reduces odor and bacteria build-up.

Wool diaper covers are available as soakers, longies, and shorties. You can really make any design cover you want if you know (or know someone who knows) how to knit or crochet.

To care for wool is pretty simple, once you get the hang of it.
Wool only needs to be washed when it gets dirty. You can reuse your wool cover until then. The more you use your wool, the faster the lanolin gets used up, so you do have to relanolize your cover occasionally. Lanolizing wool is what makes it water resistant.

When you first start using wool, wash it in a delicate detergent or wool wash and add some lanolin to the wash. Lanolin can come in a bar, liquid, spray, or included in the wool wash. Then re-lanolize whenever you wash or when the water resistance starts wearing off - usually every 3-4 weeks.

The longies picture here are Llamajamas.
The wool soaker is Little Beetles.
Thanks to the Llamajama website for a lot of these facts and stats!

We are having some super sales coming up for the holidays if you're in the Baltimore/DC/PA area! This Wed night, Nov 17, we're staying open late 6-9pm for our Pre-Holiday SALE with amazing discounts and giveaways. And of course don't forget about Black Friday!

Have a Safe, Warm & Happy Holiday Season!

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