Saturday, April 7, 2012

Bleach. . . IT'S OK TO USE!!!!!

I can not tell you how many times I want to scream at people that an occasional use (once a month or less) is not going to kill, destroy, or melt your diapers. Bumgenius recommends it and they are one of the leading manufacturers out there! They do only say once a month. Not every wash or every other. Once a month to make sure nasties are gone.

I decided to try something. I wanted to see if a 50/50 ratio of a 6 hour soaking of bleach, Puex 2 (color safe bleach), and borax would hurt PUL, elastic, or make the color run or fade on PUL.
Left is control with just water, Purex 2, Bleach, borax
 I really only meant this to be a 2 hour soak, but my sister ended up visiting us that day, so I wasn't able to do as many pics of the before and after that I wanted. But what I got still shows that it's ok.

The stats before:
2" of elastic, (fully stretched to 6 inches.)
1 piece of white PUL
1 piece of pink PUL
50/50 water to bleach, Purex 2, and Clorox in their own container

6 hours later

6 hours later:
2" of elastic which could stretch to 6 inches still
same size White and Pink PUL with no runs or staining an all the swatches.

 In this pic you don't see any color runs, holes, or giant melting off spots.

Sadly since I was one handed, I couldn't get a good pic of a before and after of the elastic stretched out. But believe me, it stretched the same amount as before AND no more than that too.

This ratio was a 50/50 mix of the diaper killer for 6 (six) HOUR soaking period. Because they survived and would still be able to be used; I doubt a 3/4 a cup if bleach in a 40 gallon drum (or 640 cups) will ruin your diapers. Washing once a month with bleach will NOT kill your diapers. Using borax or Clorox 2 (or Purex 2) as an occasional additive will also NOT kill your diapers. Obviously if you have a cotton print and you use regular bleach, that will fade your print. But that is what color safe bleach is for. :)

Here is a pretty good blog about borax if you are worried about health safety. I will get around to doing a washing test with borax.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Cloth Diapering B/S/T Mama Review Giveaway!!

Hey mama's! If you are reading this you are probably a follower of my blog or on the B/S/T Review page on Facebook. For most of you, the group on facebook is to stay safe. A lot of mom's have gotten scammed or ripped off from their diapers. I am sick of that. Here is my way of making things right to those mama's!! OR if you know of any mom that is just AWESOME! and deserves more diapers and recognition to her awesome-ness (example: volunteers, donates items to charity. ect)

Here are the RULES (Sorry, every giveaway has them)

1. YOU CAN NOT NOMINATE YOURSELF. It's required that you provide your Facebook URL and the mama's FB URL.

2.You can nominate multiple people, but one individual mama can only me nominated once (I'll delete any extra entries)

3. Please don't nominate friends that don't really need anything or doesn't fit the criteria of Awesome (see our definition above. Please don't get offended. I had to make a cut off point somewhere.)

4. You have to tell us why she should be nominated.

5.  You must be a member of  Cloth Diaper B/S/T Mama Review or Envibums Paypal Refund group. If you nominate a mama outside of those two groups, make sure she is a new member. I will be checking both groups for the winners. It makes it easier for us to get a hold of them and to claim their prize.

6. Rules might be added as we find loopholes.

Ok mama's!! Let's get nominating!! I will be posting all the prizes later. We are still rounding some up. Winners will be picked by on December 15th at 9 pm MST.
Please fill out this google docs       >

GOOD LUCK! And thank you!

We'd also like to thank all the mama's that have donated from their stores or own personal stash!!

Muddy Moose Bath Boutique
Jamie Meeks
Nicolle Chappel
Linda Wilson
Jennifer Torres
Ashley Ellis(more to be added too!)

****Facebook has nothing to do with this giveaway. Please don't get mad at them.***

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Go Green Pocket Diapers

First off, lets just say It's been an adventure cloth diapering the past couple months. Oliver has hit his toddler stage and with that comes sizing differences. He no longer is my CHUNKY monkey. Now he is tall, tiny waist, pot belly, and chunky thighs. It's weird, I know. So we have been doing a major over haul on almost all of his diapers. The only diapers that are the same on him are his Fuzzibunz diapers. I had to sell his Oh Katy's, and Thirsties. Sad day. I loved both of those brands.
But that means I get to try out more diapers :D I'm super happy about that. So my latest diaper to try is the Go Green Champ diaper. I LOOOOOVE them!!!! Holy cow I love them. Wish they had more prints that I like (I'm picky about prints and colors) but the ones I love are soooo worth it. At $15 per diaper, it's not the cheapest nor is it the most expensive diaper that I have coveted, but it will last Oliver for a really long time. He is currently on the SECOND snaps out of 5. That's a lot of growing!

They fit his chunky thighs! I can get an excellent fit in the waist, and the rise is perfect. And guess what my favorite part is! The double gusset!!! But it's not like any double gusset I've seen. It's in the suede cloth! It's perfect for those super poopers!

Not only that but there is another AMAZING thing you can do if you want. An Adapt-a-snap! So for you mom's that want or need the ease of hook/loop, you can snap on this set of hook and loop to make your snaps diaper a daycare/babysitter/dad/arthritic hands friendly!
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 How awesome is that? I've also seen it work on other diapers, not just GoGreens! So go and buy one now! I'm serious. Do it.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Oh Katy diapers

My favorite color: Twilight
 Oh Katy is an amazing diaper. It looks small compared to other diapers, but O can actually fit in it for quite awhile. The pictures show that on one side he's two snaps in, but on the other side he's three in. I tried today and he can actually go three in on each side. O has been thinning out, but is still super chunky.
Why do I like these so much? They are decently trim. GREAT for longer periods of time. I use both new born and large insert (has snaps on it so you can make it smaller too) for optimal protection. I especially love these because no matter how many times I would tell my daycare not to, they would keep O in a diaper for way to long. So both inserts are amazing!!
But I think my all time favorite feature of Oh Katy diapers is this:
If you  have quick run to the store our to a neighbors house, they are designed to "roll up" like a disposable would, in case you forgot your webag, you can just roll it up and everything will be safe.

The one and only downfall I think to this diaper is the one that makes it so unique. For boys I usually don't recommend a front opening pocket, just because that is where boys pee whereas girls pee in the middle. BUT I can show you and easy way not to get your fingers dirty while taking out the inserts.

First stick your fingers in the farthest corner. Usually if its a day time use, pee hasn't gotten this far over.

Flip flap over so it has a GIANT pocket opening

Turn upside down and shake out. Shaking is how I usually get my inserts out without touching anything.

So if I had another chunky baby, would I buy more Oh Katies?? You bet I would!

**Oh I forgot to mention with O being chunky, I did have gapping in the front. BUT I figured out that if you use both inserts, put the smaller one slightly down on the larger insert. Like so:

bumGenius 4.0!!!

Side View


So I was VERY hesitant to try bumGenius 4.0. They have an amazing reputation, but their sizing was the thing. O at the time was still very chunk (he is still, but not as much). They say 35+, but the plus is what I'm always hesitant about; they could very well mean a pound or two. But I was pleasantly surprised. The rise is perfect (Ollie is now 32" tall) and it's on the largest setting. He has an inch worth of growth left on the velcro. I do want to try out the snaps to see how well they fit and how much growth or use he has in them.

 I also like their hook and loop. I feel that it will keep going for quite awhile. If you have a chunky child you know that if they move around to much the hook will start to come apart from the loop. I have yet to hear that iconic sound of it coming apart while he plays. (TIP: I usually will put pants on O when he plays and wearing hook and loop to make sure that they stay on. But when trying a new diaper I leave the pants of to "test" out the strength of the hook and loop tape)

I also love how there is a folded down section of PUL on the inside of the diaper.

Why do I like this? Well I have never had a leak if I left the diaper on to long (I admit, I'm not perfect at being a mom) Also if you take out the insert like me (shake it out. NOT a fan of touching the wet insert) I don't have to touch any wetness because I can hold onto the PUL :D

So for a chunky toddler I would buy more bumGenius!!

Saturday, July 23, 2011


Welcome new Large Bummies followers!!!!! I'm super excited for you all to be here! Soon I will be doing reviews on Oh Katy Diapers, Blueberries, and Bum Genius. I will also post a link to another post that I'm writing for Robert's Crafts. And guess what! It's a diaper sewing post! Soo you could learn how to make your own! How great is that?

I really truly apologize for not writing lately. I have been co-starting Cloth Diaper Utah- Utah County. I have been making my friends who are switching to cloth some diapers for their newborns :) and suprisingly I thought I would have more time now that I don't have a job. . . I now have less. How that happened I have no idea. But I swear I will be writting more :D

PLUS there might be a new blog to start following :D Hope you all stay tuned!!

p.s. for my old followers, here is a link to be able to win one of my diapers :D

Friday, July 15, 2011

MIA!! Sorry!

Sorry that I have been MIA. I have just been working on sewing cloth diapers to start selling. Soon I will be having a good friend do a review on her blog, on my diapers. I will post when she does that. There will even be a chance to win one.
Right now I am working only on a fitted diaper. Hopefully soon I will be making AIO. I think I like offering the option of either. I'm trying to think of if I want to start making a stock pile of my dipaers, or make them custom for each person. Right now of course due to funds, it's only custom for the customer, but am trying to think long term. But this is all just me rambling right now.
What do you think of my diaper prints so far?

Brown Argyle

Grey Argyle

Mod Flower Power
So far these are the only prints I have. I have a few pieces of fabric that I will list, but I want to get more fabric of it before I do.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Rockin Green Soap Blog!

It's finally up!! I have been counting down the seconds till it finally was posted! Here is the link and I hope you enjoy!

Thumbs up!!!