New AppleCheeks Joy! and GroVia Prints Available!

I’m just elated.  There’s nothing that quite makes my day like getting new fluff.  And this morning, the AppleCheeks Joy! reveal happened!

AppleCheeks Joy! Available at Cozy Bums

AppleCheeks Joy! Limited Edition Christmas Diaper available at Cozy Bums!

Just in case you missed the AppleCheeks Joy! reveal video, here you go:

I’m so, so excited!  Even better, we aren’t stuck waiting for weeks after a new release.  Cozy Bums, my local cloth diaper store and favorite place in the world to shop, already has the AppleCheeks Joy! up for order on their website.  I love AppleCheeks for their versatility and I have zero doubt that I’m going to love the AppleCheeks Joy! when I get it on Eudora’s bottom.  That they are Made in Canada by a Canadian company is an added bonus.

Not only did Cozy Bums get the new AppleCheeks Joy! diaper, they also got the new GroVia shells!

New GroVia Prints Available at Cozy Bums! (Cloth Diaper Addicts)

The GroVia prints are available in the all-in-two hybrid shells with both snap and hook & loop closures.  You can also get them in newly redesigned newborn size and in all-in-one.

I’ve already placed my order for the GroVia Pudge hybrid in snaps because it’s just too darned cute for words.  I should have my new Pudge and my AppleCheeks Joy! this afternoon so that they can go in tomorrow morning’s cloth diaper laundry.

Plus, there’s the new GroVia Magic Z stick!  The GroVia Magic Z stick is, of course, cloth diaper safe… and it has zinc!  Zinc is amazing at healing diaper rash.  Now moms won’t have to result to sposies and Butt Paste when their babies encounter the vicious teething rash.  I can’t wait to pick mine up and give it a try!

Are you getting the new AppleCheeks Joy! diaper?  Which GroVia print is your favorite?


Daily Cute Fluffy Bum – AppleCheeks

Daily Cute Fluffy Bum - AppleCheeks (Cloth Diaper Addicts)Eudora is demonstrating her love of “Melmo” in her cute little Elmo shirt!  The AppleCheeks Raspberry Sorbet just happens to perfectly match the little hearts.

Where to buy AppleCheeks: CozyBums (Canada), Diaper Junction (US/Canada), Lagoon Baby (Canada/US), Kelly’s Closet (US), Kissed by the Moon (US/Canada), Nicki’s Diapers (US/Canada)

Daily Cute Fluffy Bum – AppleCheeks #Halloween

Daily Cute Fluffy Bum - AppleCheeks (Cloth Diaper Addicts)Check out my little pumpkin!  She’s modeling an AppleCheeks diaper in Purple Rain.  Purple Rain is discontinued, but you can still get some other absolutely gorgeous and festive diapers for Halloween!

Where to buy AppleCheeks: CozyBums (Canada), Diaper Junction (US/Canada), Nicki’s Diapers (US/Canada)



Daily Cute Fluffy Bum – AppleCheeks

Daily Cute Fluffy Bum - AppleCheeks (Cloth Diaper Addicts)Today’s cute fluffy bum features my own little pumpkin!  Eudora is dressed for Halloween in a diaper that’s made in Canada, just like her: an AppleCheeks diaper.  She’s wearing Purple Rain, a limited edition color.  (Her shirt is from The Children’s Place and her leg warmers are by Judanzy, formerly known as My Little Legs.)

Where to buy AppleCheeks: CozyBums (Canada), Diaper Junction (US/Canada), Lagoon Baby (Canada/US), Kelly’s Closet (US), Kissed by the Moon (US/Canada), Nicki’s Diapers (US/Canada)

AppleCheeks New Color Coming October 7! (Pre-Order Yours!)

AppleCheeks has many great qualities.  I love the versatility of the AppleCheeks envelope cover.  There’s another magical talent that the company has, too: the ability to create a buzz whenever there’s a change.  We’ve known that there would be an AppleCheeks new color coming.  We were told that there would be an AppleCheeks new color shell coming when they announced that they would be joining the ranks of the diaper companies who discontinued brown diapers.

Now we know when the end is coming!  We have just a few days to wait before the AppleCheeks new color is officially revealed.

AppleCheeks New Color Coming October 7! (Cloth Diaper Addicts)

Some retailers are being pretty kind and letting us pre-order the AppleCheeks new color right now!  Since AppleCheeks tend to be highly collectible, it’s always good to strike while the iron is hot and get your new color while you can.

Canada: Pre-order your new AppleCheeks at CozyBums!

United States: I haven’t found where you can pre-order yours yet!

What do you hope the new color will be?

Daily Cute Fluffy Bum – AppleCheeks

Daily Cute Fluffy Bum - AppleCheeks (Cloth Diaper Addicts)Today’s cute fluffy bum features Eudora!  My little princess is demonstrating her future as a domestic goddess as she stuffs her beloved pink monkey in the washing machine.  She’s modeling a size 2 AppleCheeks diaper in St. Lucia.

Where to buy AppleCheeks: CozyBums (Canada), Diaper Junction (US/Canada), Lagoon Baby (Canada/US), Kelly’s Closet (US), Kissed by the Moon (US/Canada), Nicki’s Diapers (US/Canada)

Brown Cloth Diapers Fall Out of Fashion

For a few years, brown was the new black.  It was wonderful for children’s clothing and nurseries; a lot of people don’t believe that black is appropriate for children because of its funereal uses.  It spawned a whole series of collections of pink or blue with brown accents.  Of course, like many trends, they find their way to cloth diapering.  Brown cloth diapers were plentiful.

Now, though, brown cloth diapers seem to be going out of fashion.  Best Bottom diapers discontinued their double chocolate diaper in February.  FuzziBunz discontinued the Choco Truffle diaper around July.  AppleCheeks announced that they were retiring Chocolate earlier this month.  Brown cloth diapers seem to be getting phased out by numerous companies. [Read more…]

Daily Cute Fluffy Bum – AppleCheeks Swim Diaper

Daily Cute Fluffy Bum - AppleCheeks Swim Diaper (Cloth Diaper Addicts)Today’s cute fluffy bum is modeling an AppleCheeks swim diaper in Pickled Pink!

Where to buy AppleCheeks swim diapers: CozyBums (Canada), Kelly’s Closet (US), Kissed by the Moon (US/Can),  Lagoon Baby (US/Canada), Nicki’s Diapers (US/Canada)

Cloth Diapering Needs – Just Starting Cloth #Throwback

I’m seriously hoping to get everything for our cloth diapering needs done and ordered this weekend.  Obviously, some things are out until the nursery nightmare is resolved, but here’s to getting as much done as possible.

I’m totally interested in cloth diapering.  The pros are not putting diapers in the landfill, plus not putting the chemicals next to Norton’s little bum.  Plus, I won’t have to buy disposable diapers all the time.  I remember purchasing disposable diapers for Andy, at roughly a case per month at Sam’s Club with the parents.  Cloth diapering can either completely eliminate or severely reduce that.

The cons of cloth diapering, of course, are that it can be prohibitively expensive to start out.  If you can afford the lump sum starting fee, then you’re in the good.cloth-diapering-needs

So, that gets to my cloth diapering inventory.  I currently have… wait for it… exactly five cloth diapers.  Clearly, that’s not really going to be enough to do it.

This brings me to the baby needs list for cloth diapering.  I’ve searched high and low online for a nice, comprehensive baby needs list for cloth diapers.  I’m finding a nice and ridiculous range of diapers suggested.  One site actually suggests 36 cloth diapers!  If you’re using something inexpensive like Birdseye diapers, then no problem.  However, pocket diapers or all-in-one diapers are fairly pricy, and the vast majority of people would find the price for that quantity to outprice the cost of disposable diapers for a year.

A friend of the family cloth diapers, and has said that I can get away with a dozen, and just do laundry every day.  I kind of don’t feel that that’s enough diapers for my cloth diapering needs.  So, I’m kind of winging it here with my own conclusions.

I figure I should buy another twelve FuzziBunz one size diapers.  That will put me up to a total of seventeen diapers, which gives me a day and a half supply for a newborn, and roughly a two day supply when he gets bigger.  Honestly, it’s not like I want to leave them hanging around for too long.  No matter how much effort I take to keep the smell out, it will build up.  Right?  Especially if I take too long between washings?

I’m also not a big fan of the idea of scraping baby poop into the toilet.  I want to cloth diaper, but I want to do it without the ick factor.  So that means that I need to get a roll of cloth diaper liners.  They’re flushable, so I don’t have to deal with… well, poop.

I also figure I should get a single pack of size one disposable diapers just in case I hate the cloth.  CozyBums, my local distributor, will take back unused, unwashed diapers, so they advised that I wash one and try it first to see how I like them.  That makes sense, especially since they are over $20 a diaper.

I figure I should get a bunch of baby wipes, too.  I really don’t like the idea of washable baby wipes, because that’s defeating the whole purpose of using the flushable liners.  Besides, at least they’re biodegradable.

Then there’s the stuff that applies regardless of what type of diaper you’re using: diaper cream and baby powder.

I’m also going to need a wet bag for schlepping dirty diapers back to the house after an outing, plus a place to stash the dirty diapers waiting for laundry.  So that means I need to get a travel bag and a diaper pail liner for storing ickies.

Oh, and extra wetness protection for overnight, so hopefully I won’t have to change sheets due to the great flood of Norton’s diaper overtaking his crib.

So, I’m going with the following shopping list:

12 FuzziBunz one size diapers

1 roll of inserts

1 travel dirty diaper bag

1 diaper laundry bag

2 AppleCheeks hemp liners

1 pack of Pampers size one diapers

1 travel pack of baby wipes

1 regular pack of baby wipes

1 massive refill pack (on sale at Wal-Mart this week)

Pending negotiation with the husband, of course, I’ll order those this weekend.  Because I’m local, CozyBums will either drop them off at my house while she’s running errands, or I’ll pop over to her house and pick them up while I’m running errands.  It’s going to come out to a fair chunk of change, but, hey, it’s only a one time chunk of change that will be around for Norton’s future sister Eudora when she’s born (hopefully).  So, it’s definitely a long-term cost saving measure, even if the upfront part is a bit much.

What would you suggest for a cloth diapering needs list?

Originally written January 16, 2010.

Update: It’s so cute to come across these posts from when I was trying to figure out cloth diapering.  It drives home how little I actually understood about cloth diapering and cloth diapering needs until I was in the thick of it.  What’s the reality?

Yes, I absolutely could have done fine with the 18 or 19 FuzziBunz diapers I’d started with.  It is, however, a starter stash, not the size stash that is appropriate for exclusively cloth diapering.  The amount of washing would be a lot of wear and tear on the diapers, and I suspect that if I’d stuck with only that amount, they would not have made it to Eudora.  Additionally, prices have come down, making it easier to get enough diapers for your cloth diapering needs.  When we started buying, FuzziBunz were nearly $25 each.  And that was an average Canadian price back in 2010.

My concerns about dealing with poop were ridiculous.  In the end, we stopped using flushable liners and just got a sprayer.  I was all wrong about my cloth diapering needs for storing dirty diapers.  And of course, now I’m really annoyed when people use “insert” and “liner” interchangeably.

Pocket Diapers as Diaper Covers? (Diaper Advice)

“Can I use pocket diapers as diaper covers?”

People who are just starting out with cloth often wonder about using pocket diapers as diaper covers.  After all, pocket diapers are cheap and plentiful and available in some really super cute patterns… but if we don’t have to use a new cover, then that can make using cloth diapers even more cost effective. [Read more…]