Friday, February 25, 2011

Newborn Diaper Rental

A newborn diaper rental program is an excellent idea. I heard about a really great rental program by Itsy Bitsy Bums before baby # 2 was born and decided to give it a try. We started the moment we got home from the hospital. For 3 months of diapering, we paid $75. You CAN'T beat that! Here's my estimated savings:

12 diaper changes a day @ 23 cents a peice for newborn disposable diapers = $2.76 a day
90 days @ $2.76 = $248.40
$248.40 (cost of disposables) - $75.00 (cost of cloth rental) = $173.40 in savings for just 3 months! That's not even taking into account the savings you will have from using cloth wipes. I mean, you're washing your diapers... why not throw in the wipes? Also, you don't have to have a trash can or diaper genie to dispose of wipes, in addition to a wet bag for diapers. It just doesn't make sense to do one and not the other.

Most All in One diapers are too big to fit little newborn bums. This way you can get diapers that fit your little baby well, without having to buy them when you'll use them for only about 3 months. These diapers contain the special messes that newborns make. I've not had any messes go beyond the bounderies of the diaper. Besides the savings, there are all the other reasons I talked about before - http://cowiebaby.blogspot.com/2011/02/why-cowies-are-using-cloth-health.html

This is an awesome package. You'll get 25 Kissaluvs diapers in size 0, 4 Thirsties Duo Aplix Covers in size 1, and a Grandma El's rash cream sample.
Go check it out:
http://itsybitsybums.blogspot.com/2010/04/newborn-diaper-rental.html
To save a little more, purchase a used package:
http://itsybitsybums.blogspot.com/2010/10/newborn-diaper-rental-preloved.html
(That's actually what we did, and they came in great shape.)

Fave Dipe So Far...


I have tried around 10 different kinds of diapers, and I LOVE these diapers; instead of being adjustable with snap downs, it is adjustable through its leg elastic...and there's adjustable elastic at the waist, too. Also, if the elastic starts to give for any reason, each diaper comes with a FREE Easy Replace Elastic Kit! The way that these diapers adjust makes them better fitting, more flattering, less bulky, and more comfortable. I haven't had any issues with leaks or blow-outs and have had no issues with "sunning" any stains out. They also come in the cutest colors.

FuzziBunz's One Size Diaper:

•Waterproof outer layer
•Snap Closure
•Pocket Diaper - Comes with 2 microfiber inserts (3 layers each; 1 Sm & 1 Lg)
•Insert has Waterproof backing
•Up to 8+ very customizable sizes for rise, and up to 4+ sizes for waist (7-35 pounds)
•Inside fleece to keep baby dry
•Single use diaper
•$19.95
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More about the inserts:
The FuzziBunz® Micro Inserts are made from 3 layers of super soft, incredibly absorbent yet chemical free micro-fiber terry cloth. They are trim and thin yet can hold up to 12 oz. of fluid in ONE insert! This will be the insert that will make your FuzziBunz Pocket Diaper work their best.

Comes in sizes:
Small - 5.5"x12" and holds 8 oz of fluid
Medium/Large - 5.5"x16" and holds 12 oz of fluid

Also available:
The FuzziBunz Hemp Inserts by BabyKicks are made of 6 layers of natural hemp/certified organic cotton jersey and are only 1/8 of an inch thick. This contoured, trim and absorbent insert is easy to use because there is no folding! Use 1 insert during the day and 2 for nighttime. Even if you have a heavy wetter and use 3 inserts, the fit will still be trim!

The FuzziBunz Hemp Inserts are 100% biodegradable since they are made of 55% natural hemp and 45% certified organic cotton. They are made especially for FuzziBunz diapers by BabyKicks.

After washing and drying, there will be some shrinkage. The following sizing is approximate after shrinkage.

Small - 12" x 5" (6" at widest point) Fits Small FuzziBunz and One Size FuzziBunz on small setting.
Medium - 13.5" x 5" (6" at widest point) Fits Small and Medium FuzziBunz and One Size FuzziBunz on all settings except preemie.
Large - 16" x 5" (6" at widest point) Fits Large/XLarge FuzziBunz but does not fit One Size FuzziBunz

3 FuzziBunz Hemp Inserts per pack

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Why the Cowie's are using Cloth

Health: Reduce exposure to the chemicals in disposables
$$$: Save over $2000 per child
Environment: Cut down on waste
Convenient: Don't have to run to the store to pick up more diapers and wipes - just to the laundry room!

Plus, these diapers are just so cute!

Nice to meet you...

I'm trying out 3 new diapers today. bumGenius! One Size Pocket Snap Diaper 4.0, Happy Heinys One Size Diaper, GroVia One Size Snap Diaper. I was supposed to get a bumGenius! Elemental One Size Snap Diaper, but the company sent me an other 4.0 instead. Hopefully that will be straightened out soon!

Happy Heinys OS:

  • Waterproof outer layer
  • Hook & Loop Closure
  • Comes with 2 microfiber inserts (3 layers each; 1 Sm & 1 Lg)
  • 4 sizing options (8-35 pounds)
  • Inside custom milled fleece
  • Waterproof outer layer
  • Single use diaper
  • $18.95
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bumGenius! OS 4.0:

  • Waterproof outer layer
  • Snap Closure
  • Comes with 2 microfiber inserts (3 layers each; 1 Sm & 1 Lg)
  • 4 sizing options (7-35 pounds)
  • Inside non-pill, sueded, low pile fabric
  • Waterproof outer layer
  • Replaceable elastic
  • Single use diaper
  • $17.95
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GroVia One Size Snap Diaper:

  • Waterproof outer layer
  • Snap Closure
  • Snap-in inserts sold separately (6-layer, elasticized organic cotton - 2 for $16.95)
  • Insert has Waterproof backing
  • 3 sizing options (newborn, infant, toddler)
  • GroVia Bio Soaker Pads can be purchased for a "disposable" alternative. Certified natural, 100% Ingeo spunbound on-woven fabric
  • Inside quick-dry mesh material
  • Waterproof outer layer
  • Outer shell can be re-used if not soiled
  • $17.95
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