Diaper Awareness Week: Join the #ClothDiaperRevolution & Help Alleviate #DiaperNeed

This week is Diaper Awareness Week - Sept. 28 through Oct. 4. Before we started this business, we weren't even aware such a week existed. And then it floated past our radar one day...so we started reading.  And learning. And sadly realizing how many families and children struggle with a basic supply that so many of us take for granted every day.

Can you truly imagine having to choose between clean diapers for your child and dinner on the table or paying the bills? Sadly these type of decisions affect 1 in 3 American families...

Did you know that families can't buy disposable diapers with public assistance programs like WIC or SNAP?

8% of mothers admit to leaving their child in a dirty diaper as long as possible in order to make diaper supplies stretch.

The statistics go on. It's really quite eye opening and heart wrenching. And so we were moved to make a difference in our tiny little corner of the online world. A cornerstone of BumRite Diapers is to give back to our communities in which we live and work and helping to alleviate Diaper Need is a no-brainer way to do this.

And so we are proud to announce that BumRite Diapers has partnered with the fabulous non-profit Share The Love to be a host-site for Northern California.

Share The Love was founded by Cotton Babies CEO, Jennifer Labit. It's a fabulous program that connects families in need with regional host sites who distribute cloth diapers to the qualifying families. The cloth diaper loans are free to these families and families can keep the diapers up to 3 years. Host sites also serve as a support system for these families, providing education and cloth diaper support.

Cloth diapers can make a HUGE difference in families who have limited income. Cloth diapers can save a family $2500-$4000 over disposable diapers!! Not to mention all the other cloth diaper benefits near and dear to our heart like health of the baby (no chemicals!) and healthier environments.

It's such a great program and we're thrilled to be partnering with them on this fabulous cause.

Now here's where it gets really fun...

During Diaper Awareness Week - now!! - BumRite Diapers will be donating 1 new cloth diaper for every diaper purchased on our site this week. Have you been thinking of upgrading some of your stash or buying some diapers for a friend? This is the week to do it!! Every diaper you purchase will buy another diaper for a family in need.

Another way you can help? If you have used cloth diapers you no longer need or use, you can donate them to Share The Love through BumRite Diapers. These donated diapers will go into the Northern California cloth diaper base and help comprise our NorCal stash that gets loaned to families in need. Your donations will go directly back into your community. If you would like to donate diapers, please contact us directly and we'll provide you with more details on collection sites/donation drop offs.

Let's get involved. Let's give back. Let's help our communities with a basic need...happy bums make happy babies who can't help but make happier communities.

Want to learn more? Go here to learn more about cloth diaper need and Share The Love.

(Although associated with a different cloth diaper bank than Share The Love, this is a fantastically done video by Dirty Diaper Laundry that highlights #DiaperNeed. We loved it and quite frankly was the impetus that moved us to get involved. https://player.vimeo.com/video/138636933 )


We now carry the full line of Thirsties cloth diapers!

Family owned! Made in the USA! High quality and great fitting diapers. We love Thirsties! - and we've added more of their products to our online store. Trust us, your little one is going to love the fit and you are going to love the look.

SHOP NOW: http://www.bumritediapers.com/Thirsties_on_Sale_s/69.htm



Meet June

Meet June. You'll be seeing a lot of her around these parts. She's the new official spokesperson for BumRite Diapers. (And we think she's pretty cute to boot, but hey, we might be biased.)

Miss June (her middle name, by the way... we figure we owe her some modicum of privacy in return for all these photo shoots...) is our head honcho product tester. Every product sold on BumRite Diapers goes through this gal first. She tests them, wears them, pees in them, poops in them, sleeps in them, plays in them, smothers avocado purée all over them... you name it, she's put it through the ringer.

And don't kid yourself - this lady is not an easy tester by any means. She's a certified heavy wetter, a sensitive skin haver, a squiggly changer and a dirt playing, keep up with her brother, walking at 10 months, won't be held back mover and shaker. So that's the awesome thing about June. No holds barred with this lady. If it doesn't pass her test, it's not sold on BumRite Diapers.

It's our standing principle. We don't just sell anything on BumRite Diapers just because it sells in the rest of the world - we only sell it if we truly, 100% believe in it. Call it the June test of quality.


FuzziBunz Adjustable Diaper: A Video Review


Isn't that one of the cutest cloth diaper names ever??  I just love it. I mean, how much more apropos can a cloth diaper name be?

News bulletin: FuzziBunz is back. And by back, I mean this. A story - that as a fellow mama - I just love. I mean - if you saw your baby was going awry - wouldn't you also step back in, clean house and put your baby back on the straight and narrow? Exactly. And that's exactly what FuzziBunz's original owner has done with their Sweet Beginnings collection.


So let's take a look at the new launch and get down to business...it's clear heart and soul went into this collection and I'm thrilled with their attention to detail. These diapers really have a high quality look and feel to them. We've been testing them out in our own household on baby June the last 2 months and are really very happy with them. (She's actually in them tonight as we write!)

Below is a video review of the One-Size Adjustable Diaper (pocket style). Available in 2 sizes, these diapers fit 6-24 pounds with the First Year diaper and 10-40 pounds with the One-Size Diaper. The video goes over some of the features, but a few high points I'm really loving about the Sweet Beginnings Adjustable diapers are this:

1) Outer Shell is really nice, quality material - it's very smooth, soft and durable. The material almost has a sateen sheen to it, giving it a high quality look and feel. Girl's gotta be dry AND look good, right??

2) Combines the best of both worlds of synthetic and natural fibers. At BumRite, we love natural fibers. More than synthetic. But we also love synthetic, when done right. Every FuzziBunz diaper comes with an insert soaker made of 50% organic hemp and 50% cotton. The lining of the diaper is a super-soft polar fleece that has fantastic stay-dry capabilities and durability.

Guys. We HAVE to talk about this part. Perhaps another post altogether, but this diaper has hands down become one of our go-to nightime diaper based on the stay-dry effectiveness of this liner alone. June is a crazy heavy wetter. Like soaked-by-midnight kind of wetter. I know - no idea. Both my kids. It's a curse...so our nighttime cloth diapering adventures have been trial and error, with a whole lot of error...but this Fuzzi Bunz diaper is one of the few that her skin feels just barely damp in the morning even though the diaper is soaked through. I use it with a Best Bottoms overnight soaker placed on top of the FuzziBunz hemp soaker, both tucked away in the pocket. Et voila. 
The polar fleece wicks it away, Best Bottoms soaker soaks it up and FuzziBunz cotton/hemp insert catches the overflow. Long sleeping baby = Happy baby = happy mama.


3) Adjustability in the legs and waist - not just snap rises. These diapers only have two rows of snaps in the front - and that's to securely fasten the wings in more than one snap spot. Instead, they put their adjustability in the legs AND waists (an area you typically don't get to adjust) via elastics and button holes similar to the adjustable elastics you find in your child's pants. Brilliantly easy! The video above shows it in more detail. Benefit: you can adjust the waist really well, while still having a snap diaper (longer-lasting) and cleaner front (again - style, ladies, style). 

(Side note: another great feature of this is that they sell refresher kits for these adjusters and it's no-sew.  Simply insert new elastic, attach to the buttons and you're good to go. New elastics in your diaper. Oh and the snaps have a 3-year warranty. Not a typo. 3.Years.)

FuzziBunz is running some great promotions during the month of September to celebrate their new launch. Buy 6, Get 1 free. Other packages are also on sell like the Accessories Package (and if you haven't experienced their zipper diaper tote yet, run - don't walk - to buy one. Fantastic product - video review of that coming soon.) Check out www.bumritediapers.com for more details.


Disclaimer: I purchased this diaper myself and this is not a paid promotion by FuzziBunz. We truly just believe in this diaper.

BumRite's philosophy: we don't sell it unless we really, truly, 100% believe in it. We test all our products out on BumRite spokes model, June, in real-life conditions. If it doesn't pass our test of quality + design, it doesn't get sold on our site. Our goal is to make cloth diapering tried, trusted and true for our customers. So buy with confidence - we've done the dirty testing for you already.

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