Daily Cute Fluffy Bum – Ella Bella Bum

Daily Cute Fluffy Bum - Ella Bella Bum (Cloth Diaper Addicts)Check out this handsome little boy!  Dax is rockin’ the Ella Bella Bum pirate skull scrappy.  This little boy has never met a skull he didn’t like.  His mom is a huge fan of keeping this cutie pie in the most amazing fluff possible.

Daily Cute Fluffy Bum – Ella Bella Bum

ella-bella-bum-hybridToday’s cute fluffy bum is modeling a hybrid fitted diaper from Ella Bella Bum!

Daily Cute Fluffy Bum – Canada Day (Ella Bella Bum)

ebb-canada-dayThis little cutie is showing off her Canadian pride with an Ella Bella Bum… complete with cute little detachable ruffle bum!  Ella Bella Bum diapers are made with pride in Canada, just like our model!

Fluffy Mail Fun vs. Paying Postage

Any cloth diaper lover out there will tell you thatFluffy Mail Fun vs Paying Postage (Cloth Diaper Addicts) getting fluffy mail is her high point.  There’s nothing quite as amazingly fun as having a little happy package of fluff waiting for you.  It’s like Christmas… except you bought it yourself.  (Or maybe that is like Christmas when you’re a mom.  I’ve always bought my own gifts from the kids.)

Lately, most of my fluffy mail has been WAHM diapers.  Granted, my Ella Bella Bum diapers have been used since I don’t stalk stockings, but still.  I don’t balk at paying $35 for an Ella Bella Bum or a Chelory.  Shipping is included and they are some well-made WAHM diapers.  I don’t really care about the cost.  At this point, I’m not buying cloth diapers because I need them.  I buy them because it’s fun; I like to try different things.  And, well, I like to match them to Eudora’s outfits.

There’s one thing that I have noticed, though: the price of shipping just irritates the devil out of me.  I was looking at a hybrid fitted diaper.  It was in the most adorable little print ever.  (It was probably Hello Kitty, butterflies, or paisley.  I don’t recall now.)  The price was reasonable: $27.  Then I saw that it was $8.50 for shipping.  That was when I changed my mind and decided that I wasn’t buying that diaper.

Here’s the thing: the total price for that bit of fluffy mail would have been $35.50.  It’s not outside of the realm that I’ve paid for diapers before.  (Granted, it’s not something that I do habitually.  At some point, the husband would most definitely object to my spending that much that often.)  Yet because it would have involved my knowingly paying $8.50 for shipping, though, I just Could.Not.Do it.

That’s when I realized something: sometimes, hidden fees are a good thing.

Have you ever declined to buy an item because of the price of shipping?  Would you prefer to pay the same price for something if shipping was figured in the initial cost, or do you prefer to see them split up?

Daily Cute Fluffy Bum – Ella Bella Bum

IMG_9509Today’s cute fluffy bum features Eudora modeling an Ella Bella Bum pocket diaper with an athletic wicking jersey inner.  (It’s stuffed with a Thirsties stay dry insert.)

Ella Bella Bum diapers are only available at the Ella Bella Bum Boutique on Hyena Cart.

Where to buy Thirsties stay dry inserts: Cozy Bums (Canada), Diaper Junction (US/Canada), Kelly’s Closet (US), Nicki’s Diapers (US/Canada)

 

 

 

 

Canada Day Cloth Diapers from WAHMs!

Heather over at The Parenting Patch loves putting together Best Bottom diapers for holidays.  At this time of year, we see things like Best Bottom diapers releasing limited edition diapers for Independence Day and a plethora of beautiful star spangled WAHM diapers.  America’s Hat (also known as “Canada”) should not be forgotten: we have more going for us than maple syrup and moose.  Up here to the north, we have our own festive day.  We have beautiful WAHM diapers and Canadian made diapers for our day, too.  Take a look at some beautiful Canada Day cloth diapers for your baby’s bum! [Read more…]

Daily Cute Fluffy Bum – Ella Bella Bum

Ella-Bella-Bum-pocket-rufflToday’s cute fluffy bum is modeling an Ella Bella Bum pocket diaper with a ruffle bum!

WAHM Diapers, the Craze, and the Purpose

Yesterday, I wrote about the darker aspects of the WAHM diapers craze.  Regardless of how awesome the women who make these diapers often are, there’s no denying the darker side.  But why are people in such a frenzy over some of these WAHM diapers?

WAHM Diapers Are Cute

WAHM Diapers, the Craze, and the Purpose (Cloth Diaper Addicts)

Eudora modeling a hybrid fitted by After Midnights.

Some WAHM diapers out there are breathtakingly beautiful.  I’m absolutely in love with my custom from Diapers by Chris.  I’ve recently gotten myself a few Ella Bella Bum diapers (without stalking).  The simple fact of the matter is that WAHM diapers can do some absolutely outrageous and gorgeous prints because of the scale in which they work.  WAHM diapers are usually made in a max of twenty of a particular print.  Usually, they’re in far less of a quantity than that.  Because they work in such a smaller scale than your major manufacturers like bumGenius and FuzziBunz, they have more freedom in what they make.  Their diapers can appeal on a smaller scale.  Because they work on smaller scales, they can also come up with new, innovative types of diaper making, such as hybrid fitteds and using Zorb.

WAHM Diapers Are Works of Art

Making cloth diapers is not so easy.  Making cloth diapers that are absolutely gorgeous and well-made is even harder.  The materials used are not cheap and the time put into making these works of art are absolutely worth it.  (For this reason and this reason alone I will never haggle a WAHM.  She’s charging for the materials she uses and her time spent making her pretty fluff.)  Art is a valuable commodity and should be treated as such.

WAHM Diapers Are Small Businesses

For ethical reasons, I’m a big fan of supporting small businesses.  A small business puts far more money back in a local economy than a big box store.  It’s a way of keeping your money in your area… or at least in your country.  Sure, they might cost more, but the simple fact of the matter is that there’s an increased cost in doing things on that smaller scale.

WAHM Diapers Are Often Ethical

WAHM diapers generally stick to safety standards.  After all, most moms make products that they themselves would have no problem with using on their own children.  That means that they’re made using quality products and are made fairly.

WAHM Diapers Hold Value

If you’ve got yourself a very popular brand of WAHM diaper in your stash, that diaper will most likely sell for as much used as it did when you bought it new.  They’re sought after for their cuteness as much as for their collectability.

The long and short of the matter is that WAHM diapers are, quite frankly, awesome.  As long as we stay awesome when we collect (and don’t fall prey to the dark side), it can be cute and fun fluffy goodness for everyone.

Do you have any favorite WAHM diapers?

Ella Bella Bum, My Unicorn Cloth Diaper

I’m pretty sure everyone has a unicorn cloth diaper out there.  Or at least, the addicts out there have a unicorn diaper.

What’s a Unicorn Cloth Diaper?

The unicorn cloth diaper is the one, shining diaper out there.  It’s beautiful.  It’s something the addict desperately wants but doesn’t have for some reason.  Maybe it’s because the diaper is too expensive.  Maybe it’s just crazy rare.  Either way, there’s a reason that you want it and a reason you don’t have it.

#clothdiapers #bloghop via @chgdiapers - my unicorn #clothdiaper

What’s My Unicorn?

Recently, I’ve discovered the beauty that is Ella Bella Bum.  Ella Bella Bum is a WAHM diaper shop run by a Canadian mom in Ontario.  I’ve gotten a few of her diapers secondhand off of a B/S/T (or Facebook buy sell trade) group.  There’s one diaper that I’m competely enamoured with.  And of course, Sam doesn’t make dozens upon dozens of the same diaper.  She seems to make two or three and that’s it.  I like well-made WAHM diapers for a multitude of reasons.  One is because I like supporting small businesses.  The other is that I appreciate artistry and craftsmanship.  A quality WAHM shop gives me the opportunity to have all of those things.

I’m also a fan of red or pink gingham.  My favorite dress that I ever had when I was in high school was a pink gingham dress with daisies and an empire waist.  I was heartbroken when I was too chesty to wear it after my first son was born.  And I’m in love with Hello Kitty.

Ella Bella Bum + gingham + Hello Kitty = <3

Ella Bella Bum, My Unicorn Cloth Diaper (Cloth Diaper Addicts)

What’s your unicorn cloth diaper?

Daily Cute Fluffy Bum (Ella Bella Bum)

Daily Cute Fluffy Bum - Ella Bella Bum (Cloth Diaper Addicts)Today’s handsome cute fluffy bum model is wearing a creation from Ella Bella Bum.  Ella Bella Bum is a Canadian WAHM diaper shop that produces limited stockings and quantities, so you have to get them fast!

Where to buy Ella Bella Bum: Ella Bella Bum diapers are only available at her own store.  Unless, of course, you happen to find someone selling it!