Monday, December 8, 2008

BumGenius AIO's now available in BRIGHTS!

Our bumGenius AIO's are now available in the new bright colors! We have clementine, ribbit, moonbeam and zinnia available in bumGenius AIO's in small, medium and larges. I don't expect these to last long, so get them while they are here!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

BumGenius One Size BRIGHTS are back in stock!

We have the bumGenius One Size Diapers in the BRIGHTS - clementine, moonbeam, zinnia and ribbit back in stock. They are ready to ship out to you today! For those of you who have been patiently waiting for yours to come in, they have been shipped out to you :) Thank you for your patience! We have a TON more coming next week, so we will be well stocked for quite some time.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

What's on sale for Black Friday??

Well, for starters, we have pre-packaged 4-packs of bumGenius one size diapers for an amazing price of $59.99! You save $12 when you buy this package! This starts on the morning of the 28th and ends on Dec. 12th or when we run out.

Plus, for ONLY one day we are having a site wide 10% off sale. This is only for black friday. Check for the coupon code :)

Happy Shopping!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Black Friday SALE!

Remember to check this friday for a very special black friday sale! It is a one day only sale and not only will there be a nice discount on the ENTIRE store, but there will also be some special deals only available for that one day!

Plus each purchase until Nov. 31st gets you entered into the FREE 6-pack of loopy-do diaper inserts. All orders are automatically entered - large and small! If you haven't tried either loopy-do inserts or their big brother, super-do inserts, you are really missing out. These both have unbelievable absorbency and are voted #1 and #2 diapers inserts on

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Who is behind Simple Wonders Diapers?

That would be me, Sultana Shah Jefts. I'm 31 years old, happily married and have two wonderful and very busy children - Kiri (3) and Mikah (1). We currently reside in Chocowinity, North Carolina, but are working our hardest at getting back out to the Pacific Northwest. My husband, Eric, manages a 300-acre Catfish farm out here in eastern NC. He works for the only company in the country that raises "natural" (no organic certification for catfish as of yet) catfish. The catfish you buy in Whole Foods comes from this company.

I was raised just outside of Seattle, WA. and that is where we would love to raise our children as well. I moved to Olympia, WA (my most favorite place ever!) when I was 18 to attend The Evergreen State College where I received my Bachelors Degree in Biology/Ecology. I worked for the Forest Service for a year and then began pursuing my Masters Degree at the University of Maine. My mom and drove across country together to get me out to Maine - that was quite an adventure! As most moms do, she drove me a little nuts, but we had a great time. My favorite stop was Glacier National Park - the natural beauty there is unrivaled. We made a lot of stops in Iowa for my mom to take pictures of corn growing (still unsure as to why she was so fascinated with the corn) and stopped in Chicago to visit my sister and my nephew. Ten days after our departure we arrived in Maine. Surprisingly, I had never been there before. I accepted the graduate assistantship site unseen. I had a little culture shock, but moving there with an intact community (school) made it a lot easier. Believe it or not, the day after I arrived, I met my husband. He was working at the Environmental Chemistry Lab on campus. My advisor arranged for me to go on a hike in Acadia with some other graduate students and he was there helping them. It took me a while to get the nerve to ask him out, but I finally did and the rest is history! We were married about 6 weeks after I graduated with my Masters of Plant, Soil and Environmental Sciences.

I always knew I wanted to be a mom. I've dreamed about it since I was a little girl. So after a year of being married, he gave me baby socks as a Christmas present as his way of telling me he was ready to start trying to conceive. It took about 6 months to get pregnant, but we did and 39 weeks later our daughter, Kiri (5/5/05) entered the world. Luckily or unluckily, Harvard had decided to lay me off the week after finding out I was pregnant. So unemployed and with a newborn at home, I decided I needed to find an avenue to supplement my husband's income so that I could continue to stay at home with our daughter. And Simple Wonders Diapers was born

Choosing to start a cloth diaper business rather than any other type of business was a no brainer for me. I had used prefolds with pins on countless children I have taken care of through the years. When I found all the new styles of cloth diapers, I knew that was what I wanted to help other people find. However, like many people who start businesses without much of a business background, I didn't think it would be as difficult as it has been to get off the ground. It has been about 3 years now and I'm finally where I thought I would be after only a few months, not a few years! But I love it!

In my "spare" time (what's that?), I love spending time outdoors. We have a great organic garden and currently have our fall crops in - brussell sprouts, spinach, cabbage, broccoli. I spend a lot of time taking walks with my kids and discussing the environment around us with my daughter. If you see a notice on my cloth diaper site that we are on vacation, we have gone back home to Seattle to visit my mom.

I work a lot, likely too much. . . but I really love helping people find the right diapers for their family. If you have any questions about diapers, night time diapering or anything else diaper related, ask away!

Thanks for reading! And stay tuned for more helpful information about the ins and outs of diapering.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

bumGenius! Bamboo Fitted diapers are in!

The bamboo fitted diapers are finally in! These are so soft and the fit is really amazing. My theory on why they fit so trimly is because they are an 80/20 bamboo/polyester blend making them stretchy enough so that fit perfectly. I am becoming a bigger fan of fitted diapers as each day goes by!
Here are a few pictures of my little guy in his bamboo fitted diaper (I do try all styles of diapers out on my kids before I EVER sell them)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

NEW BumGenius colors will arrive 11/6

The new bumGenius one size diaper colors will finally arrive on 11/6! These are the new brighter colors including clementine, moonbeam, ribbit and zinnia. They have been selling out incredibly quickly to retailers who have already received their stock. If you are interested in these new colors, I would suggest that you get them early!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Moby Wraps are at Simple Wonders!

I'm so excited that we have expanded into the world of baby carriers! I decided to start out with the most adjustable of all the baby carriers - the moby wrap. I love this carrier because it can be worn on the front, side or back and adjusts to EVERY size of person. It will fit whether you are a size 0 (I can't believe that is a size!) or a size 30. It will fit every shape of body as well because it is a large wrap that does not have buckles, rings or any other form that limits adjustments. One of my favorite aspects of the moby wrap is that you can easily have lots of skin-to-skin contact because the moby wrap has enough material to snugly wrap your newborn right up next to you but not reveal much of your torso in the process. What could be better than that during those first few weeks postpartum? I also love that Moby has the "mini moby wrap" for kids. My 3-year old daughter was beyond thrilled when I gave her one to carry her babies in. Every single time we go for a walk now, she needs to carry her baby in the same position that I am carrying her little brother. It is really too cute!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Fuzzi Bunz price reduction

Due to the economic situation, MOE (Mother of Eden - makers of Fuzzi Bunz) have lowered the price on Fuzzi Bunz back to the original $17.95.

We have ALL Fuzzi Bunz colors and most prints available. These are in stock and ready to ship out to you today!

Friday, October 3, 2008

How much money will you save with cloth diapers?

One of the questions I get asked a lot is about the financial savings. Who can blame you? Our economy is in the toilet and all of us need to save money where we can. Luckily, you can easily save A LOT of money using cloth diapers. Just how much, you may ask? Consider this scenario:

My local supermarket carries an 88-count of Huggies for $26.99. This means you paying $0.31 per diaper. Keep in mind that you are throwing this away afterwards.

If you average about 10 diaper changes a day (more in the newborn stage and less in the toddler stage) and you child potty trains around 2.5 years old, you are spending an astonishing $2828.75 just on diapers PER child! What if they don't potty train until 3.5? Then you are spending $3960.25 on diapers. Then you factor in pull-ups which are outrageously expensive and it is even more!

Now lets consider cloth diapers:
Say you would like the least expensive option possible. This is definitely prefolds, snappis and covers.
  • You'll need 2 dozen prefolds in newborn and 2 dozen in premium (to fit toddlers) - $120 total.
  • 8 Snappis totalling $2.49*8=$19.92
  • 12 Diaper Covers with 4 in small, 4 in medium and 4 in large. Let's consider the Imse Vimse Organic Diaper Covers for this example. $14.60*12=$175.20
  • ALL of this totals $315.12

Compare this to the above figure of $2828.75. What would you do with an extra $2513.63? Perhaps put it in a college savings fund (you know you'll need it!)? Or maybe go on your first family vacation? Either way, the money will be better spent than on something you will throw in the garbage.

Let's consider another scenario. Perhaps you are looking for an easier diapering system than prefolds.

Any way you look at the numbers, cloth diapering is so much better on your wallet! And when you factor in any subsequent children and the additional savings - it is a no-brainer!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Which cloth diaper is the best?

I think this is probably the most common question I get asked. I wish it were a simple "x is the best" type of answer, but like everything else in life, it isn't that simple.

The "best" style of diaper really depends on your baby and your families' needs. Are you looking at the bottom line? Then you will likely want to go with prefolds, snappis and diaper covers. If you are looking for something just a bit more convenient, you could use fitted diapers with diaper covers. Fitted diapers are a bit more absorbent and easier to use than prefolds but are more expensive. You could make that choice more economical by using the Growing Green One Size Fitted diapers (coming next week). I have to admit that I have never been a big fitted diaper fan past the newborn stage, UNTIL I tried these fitted diapers. I LOVE them! They fit well, are easy to put on and take off, come in either a cotton/hemp mix or 100% organic cotton. Pair them with an Imse Vimse diaper cover and you can't beat them!

Perhaps you are looking for hands-down, the easiest system out there. If that is what you are after, go with the all-in-one diaper. Cloth diapering truly does not get any easier than this. If you can put a paper diaper on a baby, then you can put an AIO on a baby. The all-in-one diapers have the absorbent insert built into the waterproof outer shell. You fasten them with a hook and loop closure (like velcro), take them off and put them in the diaper pail.

There is also the one size diaper option. One size cloth diapers are diapers that grow with your baby. They generally have a series of snaps in the front of the diaper for you to adjust as your child grows. The main advantage to these diapers is obvious - they grow with your baby so you don't need to buy different sized diapers as your child grows. However, there is a disadvantage. Since your baby is using them for such a long period of time (every day from birth to potty learning), many of them will likely need to be replaced if you have subsequent children. Having said that, spending just $400-500 on one size diapers for one child is pretty amazing compared with ~$3000 or more with paper diapers!

Many of the one size diapers are pocket diapers. Pocket diapers have a waterproof outer shell sewn to a fleece layer creating a "pocket" where you stuff the absorbency. The main advantage of pocket diapers is that the fleece wicks the moisture away from your baby so that the wetness is held in insert. This greatly helps your child to not ever feel wet. This also means that you can customize the absorbency. Say you have a super heavy wetter - you can stuff the pocket with a super-do insert. Or perhaps your child is a relatively light wetter - just use a microfiber insert. The adjustability is great and if you stuff them when they come out of the dryer, they are just as easy as an AIO!

Do you have questions? Email me at info (at) I'll be happy to answer any questions you have!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Happy Heinys NEW One Size Prints

One of my favorite one size diapers has just released TWO new prints: peace bears and silly monkeys. These 2 new prints are in addition to the ever popular Happy Heinys cow print one size diaper. The cow print is one of my all time favorite diapers and I can't wait to try out these new prints. They are on order and due to arrive next week. The best part about these new Happy Heinys arrivals is that they are made of the same great material as the solid colored Happy Heinys which means you don't need to worry about wicking. I hope you are as excited as I am about these new arrivals!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Simple Wonders Diapers Blog!

Welcome to the Simple Wonders Diapers Blog! I will be answering many of the frequently asked questions that I get as well as delivering special secret discount codes and letting you know about up and coming products. If you have questions that you would like answered about cloth diapers, please ask away!

About me:

I am the owner of I have been in business since 2005 following the birth of my daughter. My background is in environmental science and it only made sense for me to incorporate that into any business I would start. I have used cloth diapers on children way before I had any of my own. I love the diapers that are out today and my specialty is helping YOU find the perfect cloth diapering system for your family. I offer some great cloth diapering packages to get you started and always FREE shipping to the contintental US on orders over $75!