Friday, September 3, 2010

Labor Day Sale

Labor Day sale at Simple Wonders! Use coupon code "labor day" for special savings on your entire order. However, this excludes packages (3, 6, 9, 12 packs, etc as well as diaper packages). Sale ends monday! Happy Labor Day and Happy Fall everyone!!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Cloth Diapers for Overnight?

I know you may be thinking to yourself, “cloth diapers are ok for the daytime, but could never hold up overnight.” However, I think you will be pleasantly surprised at how easy cloth diapering at night can be! The key to cloth diapering successfully through the night is all about absorbency. In general, AIO’s (All-In-One’s) are not going to get babies or toddlers through the night unless your child is not peeing much during the night. The type of material you are stuffing your diaper with will make all the difference. When considering what to use as an insert, keep in mind that hemp is far more absorbent than microfiber. In fact, I have not met any babies or toddlers who can make it through the night with only 1 microfiber insert. A combination of the 2 materials is great as you will see below.

Check out a few of the great options for cloth diapering through the night.

1. Lollidoo Overnight Eco Pocket – this is my personal favorite overnight solution. Lollidoos are not only perfect for overnight, but the single most environmentally friendly diaper out there. They are made from recycled beverage bottles and most everything on them is recycled including the metal used in the snaps. Even better, each Lollidoo diaper is made by WAHM’s in the U.S. (eastern Washington, specifically). You have the choice of a stay dry layer next to the baby or an organic cotton layer next to the baby. This is a pocket diaper and you have the option of choosing to purchase a Lollidoo Eco Pocket with innies (their inserts) or purchase one of your own. I personally use an overnight Lollidoo Eco Pocket Diaper with a super-do insert on my super heavy wetter for 13 hours at night. We’ve never had a leak! Plus, Lollidoo Eco Pockets are a one size diaper!

2. Since the key to cloth diapering overnight is the absorbency, you can stuff any of your pocket diapers with a super-do insert. Super-do inserts are the #1 rated insert on Diaper Pin and amazing for absorbency. They have 6 layers of hemp terry covered with 2 layers of microfiber. The microfiber does a great job of absorbing liquid quickly and the hemp holds it for long periods of time. Super-do’s will fit in most pocket diapers.

3. If you are still having leaks with a super-do in a regular pocket diaper, try putting a diaper cover over the super-do stuffed pocket diaper. That will give you just enough of a boost in coverage to keep the diaper from getting clothes and sheets wet. You could also put a hemp stuffin underneath the super-do in the diaper for an extra boost of absorbency.

4. Do you have a ton of hemp or thick cotton prefolds left over from a previous diapering time? Try using your prefold in your pocket diaper! Need more absorbency than the one prefold? You can wrap a hemp stuffin in your prefold and use that as your pocket diaper insert.
As you can see, there are many great cloth diapering options for overnight. The level of absorbency you will need will depend on how heavy of a wetter your child is at night. Have questions? Please ask!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

FREE Rumparooz Diaper!

Get a FREE Rumparooz Diaper with the purchase of 24 Rumparooz One Size Diapers! This is a limited time offer. Offer valid on ALL Rumparooz One Size Diapers! To redeem your FREE Rumparooz diaper, simply purchase 24 Rumparooz diapers and write, "free Rumparooz" in the comments during checkout. You are welcome to specify color/print.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Cloth Diapering a Newborn

Really? Can you really successfully and easily cloth diaper a brand new newborn baby? You absolutely can and you have a number of different options.

1. This is the least expensive option: Prefolds and Diaper Covers. Prefolds are the diapers that most people think of when they conjure up images of the old style diapers. But thankfully, these prefolds are much better than the older style ones. You can get regular unbleached prefolds, or hemp/fleece prefolds or even 100% organic cotton prefolds. Plus, no more pins! All you need are these incredibly ingenious little devices called snappis! As for diaper covers, you have a lot of choices. I personally prefer either the Imse Vimse organic cotton diaper covers or the Thirsties Duo Wraps. You simply need to ensure that the umbilical cord is not being rubbed by the prefold. You can fasten the prefold under the umbilical cord while the umbilical stump is still there.

2. A little pricier, but a little more convenient: Fitted Diapers and Diaper Covers. Fitted diapers are a step up from prefolds in that they have a contoured shape and the closures are already attached (either via aplix or snaps). One of my personal favorite fitteds - Thirsties Fab Fitteds - luxuriously soft and wonderfully absorbant. Pair this with your favorite diaper cover and you are all set!
3. My personal newborn favorite - Rumparooz Lil Joeys! These will fit your baby the moment they are born. They have a snap down in the front to make plenty of room for the umbilical cord until it falls off. These are perfect for premies since they fit all the way down to a teeny, tiny 4lbs! They are an AIO (all in one) with internal gussets for containing the messiest messes. Rumparooz Lil Joeys are so easy, so cute and fit so well, they make me want to have another baby! Check out The Newborn diaper package for all you will need to start cloth diapering from day 1.

Questions? I'm happy to help!