4/18/2012

BumRite Diapers Customer of the Month - March AND April

This response was so thorough, it merited two months: March AND April.

Christina L. is a local Napan and has been a loyal customer since she was pregnant with daughter #1.  Now she is pregnant with daughter #2!

She has referred many customers our way and "converted"  disposable users to cloth (once by recommending a Rumparooz One Size cover over a disposable diaper, snapped in the back to prohibit a toddler from ripping off her diaper and flinging poo everywhere.  That person is now converting to cloth with the next baby - Christina told her exactly what to buy!).



Ages of Child cloth diapered: 20 months
Length of time cloth diapering: 19 months

Why did you decide to cloth diaper? Was your decision supported by those around you? If not, what do they think now?

Finances.  It doesn’t take a NASA employee to see the impression CDing makes on your wallet compared to disposables.  It was seriously a no brainer for me.  Not to mention, I anticipated my daughter having sensitive skin seeing as I have always had sensitive skin and my husband as well.

I had mixed reviews.  Some people were impressed…”Wow. I had no idea that cloth diapers looked like that?! Good for you!” Others were pessimistic, as though they somehow knew that my life was going to be consumed by laundry and poo would somehow be splattered on walls or something? What the heck? Some of those people STILL ask, “So…how’s that cloth diapers going? ::insert sarcastic laugh, expectant of my description of failing to continue in my plan:: PFF! “Great!” I tell them, “Still completely and utterly obsessed…you should see the new owl print diaper that I just got.” People are still oblivious to the beauty of cloth, not to mention, scared of a LITTLE extra effort in life.

What cloth diaper systems did you begin with? Are you still using those types?


I was gung-ho for Fuzzibunz OS and Grovia Ai2s….I use neither, now.  As I mentioned the suspected “sensitive skin”…oh yes…DD has it and she can’t wear a Fuzzibunz or a Grovia without breaking out like CRAZY.  It didn’t happen at first for her, but after about 5 months…I couldn’t get away from it.  I have almost completely changed my cloth diapering preferences and now use fitteds, prefolds and I have a few pocket diapers for Daddy and Grandma, and when I just don’t feel like snapping on a fitted and a cover.  It’s not called “lazy” it’s called “having options” – ANOTHER reason why I love cloth!

Do you stick with one type/brand of diaper, or try multiple? Why?


I’ve tried a lot, looking for the perfect fit.  I must admit, I like my CD drawer to be organized, and the random few diapers that don’t fit with the majority of the brands I use always seem out of place to me, like they need their own drawer or something. ::LOL:: You won’t know if you like something until you try it.

What do you wish you would have known when you first started out?

I wish I would have had full knowledge of the pros of fitted diapers and it would have been real nice to foresee my DD’s reactions to certain fabrics, then I could have avoided them and saved money! OH OH OH…and GET A BIG DIAPER BAG! NONE of the cute little bags I thought I liked, got as hand-me-downs or registered for fit my life in them as a CD mom that uses her diaper bag as a purse and carry-all for baby.  I’m pretty excited to have researched some awesome new bags for baby #2

What accessories can you not live without?

GroVia BioLiners ("poo paper")
bumGenius Diaper Sprayer
2 words….Diaper. Sprayer. Oh man.  I am certainly not one who has a light stomach or is afraid to crack a poo joke…heck…I do the diaper check sometimes with a finger…YES, YES I KNOW…not smart. HOWEVER, I just do not want to be diaper dunking in the toilet any more than I have to (and sometimes you just have to) but the diaper sprayer is brilliant and, I suppose, if anyone upsets you, you can aim at them from the bathroom at about poke an eye out with the water pressure that thing possesses. Multipurpose item!!

Also, at about a year old I learned of the convenience of the “poo papers” (aka GroVia BioLiners)  that I bought in the beginning of cloth diapering (while DD was breastfed and had no use for poo paper besides maybe their ability to be an extra barrier when using non CD safe creams) and boy are they convenient! They are quick, protective against your diapers (ok maybe I’m weird, but I prefer my diapers aren’t stained…if I can help it) great for baby sitters and church nursery care takers; don’t fret, just dump and flush. AHHH! Love them.  Which reminds me, I just ran out and need a new roll! ;)

How many diapers do you currently own? Are you happy with this amount?

I have 26, with about 2 dozen prefolds (in DD’s current size) and ton of small prefolds, and 6 or so smaller fitteds that she’s outgrown.  I definitely don’t need all the prefolds that I have, but with baby number two on the way, I will be set with those.  I do want more fitteds and pockets to accommodate two babes in cloth at the same time (YIPPEE FOR REGISTRIES!) I must say though, I really want to try a Tot Bots Easyfit that Angela now carries…OOH LA LA!!!!!


Do you have any cloth diapering tips, secrets, or advice you can offer to parents just starting out?

Rumparooz One Size Cover in Ladder
Tea tree oil…use a couple drops in your wipe warmer and MOST IMPORTANTLY 3-4 drops in every wash cycle…say good byeeee to stinkies and bacteria!

Swap boards…yes…you can sell your cloth diapers USED and heck, when the hubster throws down a “no more budget to buy diapers” strike, you can even TRADE diapers.  I was skeptical at first, but once I realized just how CLEAN my diapers are considering my wash routine, I was no longer worried about trading.  I have tried many neat diapers through the swap boards and sold off the not so good trades and not to mention, that huge stash I started out with that no longer worked for us.  Don’t be scared.

Also, I LOVE CJ’s butter, Bumrite carries it, due in part to my raving about it to Angela. ::pats self on back:: Seriously, the smells are insane! And they are incredibly creamy and go great on the bum.  They even have an amazing “yeast formula” that cleared my DD’s yeast infection LIKE NOBODY's BUSINESS.  It is a fantastic all natural product. HIGHLY recommended.

And covers…I found after 7 different brands of CD covers, Rumparooz OS are my favorite! No other cover (that I know of) has the quality and coverage as a Rumparooz.  The biggest seller for me…the belly elastic.  It cinches up below the belly button keeping those pesky prefolds or larger diapers from poking out (VERY IMPORTANT WHEN YOU HAVE A BELLY SLEEPER!!! No more wet jammies and beds for me!)

Which of our in-stock diapers can we send you for being customer of the month? Why did you chose that particular one?

Tot Bots EasyFit in Cherrylicious!!  I chose this diaper because of a couple of things:

  1. I like the fact that I can still custom stuff the diaper with the snake like insert that is CONNECTED, which makes diaper laundering that much quicker
  2. The cute prints.  
  3. Stretchy PUL and no FLEECE! Seems dreamy <3…do they make them in my size? I mean seriously, after two babies, I feel like I could benefit from a diaper now and then. LOL
TotsBots EasyFit in Cherrylicious

Thank you for participating as Customer of the Month! Your experience and feedback is invaluable to other parents. Your answers may be featured on our Facebook page, part of our blog, and/or by email. We reserve the right to edit answers for length, but please be as descriptive as possible!

On her last visit to BumRite Diapers, Christina picked up a couple of rolls of "poo paper" aka GroVia BioLiners and chose the TotsBots EasyFit in Cherrylicious for her thorough response to our Customer of the Month Survey.  Thank you, Christina!

2/23/2012

BumRite Diapers Customer of the Month - February

Miranda M. is our Featured Customer of the Month and will receive a Tots Bots Easy Fit AIO
TotsBots EasyFit AIO

Why did you decide to cloth diaper? Was your decision to cloth diaper supported by friends and family? If not, Why?

Environmental impact! Family has been very supportive, and I actually convinced a friend who is pregnant with her first to cloth diaper as well!
What cloth diaper systems did you begin with? Are you still using those types?

GroVia Newborn AIOs (all in ones), and will move into the GroVia ai2s (all in two - as in two pieces)
 Love them!!! Very happy.

Do you stick with one type/brand of diaper, or try multiple? Why?

Sticking with GroVia. Did lots of research, love their products, and won't try others unless GroVia seems to not work.
What do you wish you would have known when you first started out?

I did so much research, I felt well prepared! I found all of the help info on BumRite's website incredibly helpful!!

What accessories can you not live without?
GroVia BioLiners aka "poo-paper"
GroVia Bioliners and the diaper sprayer! Love the GroVia cloth wipes and the hands-free Magic Stick. Oh, and love my wipes warmer. 

How many diapers do you currently own? Are you happy with this amount?

24 newborn aios. 24 ai2 shells and 48 soakers. Haven't moved into the ai2s yet, but 24 newborn aios have been plenty doing wash every 2 days...

Do you have any cloth diapering tips, secrets, or advice you can offer to parents just starting out?

Read, read read. Between the info on the BumRite Diapers site and the blog allaboutclothdiapers.com, I felt well prepared! Join facebook pages, helpful to read others questions and comments.

Which of our in-stock diapers can we send you for being customer of the month? Why did you choose that particular one? 
Something other than a GroVia, just to have something different, would be great! 

Please add any additional comments here. 

 Love, love love BumRite!!!
Max rocking his GroVia Newborn AIOs from BumRite

We love you too, Miranda!  THANK YOU!

2/12/2012

BumRite Diapers Customer of the Month - January

Holly B. is our Featured Customer of the Month and will receive a GroVia Hybrid Shell in ModFlower Hook and Loop

GroVia Hybrid Shell


1. Please enter the following: Name (First Name + Last Initial) Ages(s) of child(ren) cloth diapered Length of time cloth diapering 

Riley S. Cloth diapered from 3 months to 2 years old. Jocelyn S. Started to cloth diaper at 3 months and still currently cloth diapering.

2. Why did you decide to cloth diaper? Was your decision to cloth diaper supported by friends and family? If not, Why?

I always knew I would cloth diaper since I had learned of it. The biggest reason was the Earth! I was always concerned about how much waste a person contributes in a year. Also, how hard could it be? Well, I knew it was more involved but really, was it something I could do? Absolutely! This beautiful planet we live on needs to be here long enough for all here to thrive. My children need to know how fragile our environment is and what they can do to protect it! We all know about recycling and what not, why is using "sposie" diapers so forced in our nation? Even our parents were against our decision. And honestly, we are helping to save this environment but at the same time, we are saving a whole lot of money! How could we not!?!

3. What cloth diaper systems did you begin with? Are you still using those types?

bumGenius AIO Newborn
I have used quite a few cloth diapers. We started out the BumGenius 3.0.    Also used the Kawaii. I noticed they were not coming out as clean as I would have expected. I was very unhappy with the results but stuck with them. 

With my 2nd child, I found Gro-Via. I absolutely love these diapers. They come out very clean in my wash cycle and I'm in love with how you can reuse the shell and just change the soaker pad. The only other thing I use for my diapers is the Tiny Bubbles detergent. This detergent is spectacular! I don't have the fancy gadgets like the diaper sprayer and I don't think I miss it either. I'm sure it works wonderfully but with the GroVia and the Tiny Bubbles, I have no need!

4. Do you stick with one type/brand of diaper, or try multiple? Why?

When I started with the BumGenius I wasn't happy and tried the Kawaii. I stuck with them even though I wasn't happy. I wish I had learned of the Gro-Via from the start! With my 2nd I tried the BGs's and Kawaii's again but still, wasn't happy. I will stick to only Gro-Via!

5. What do you wish you would have known when you first started out?

Tiny Bubbles HE Laundry Detergent
I wish I had known of the Tiny Bubbles detergent. I tried many many detergents and spent a lot of money thinking that maybe cloth diapering wasn't for me. And unfortunately after about a year and a half with my first child, I stopped. With my 2nd, I found the Gro-Via and Tiny Bubbles and it was meant to be!

6. What accessories can you not live without?

I guess I'm a simple cloth diaper person. I have no accessories. But the Gro-Via diapers in conjunction with the Tiny Bubbles detergent...Who needs accessories!!!

7. How many diapers do you currently own? Are you happy with this amount?

At this time I have 8 Gro-Via shells and 12 soaker pads. I'm content with this amount for 2 reasons. First, it gets me through the day. Second, unfortunately I don't have the funds for more shells and soakers. In a perfect world, I would love to have 12 to 15 shells and at least 20 or so soakers. This way I could do cloth diaper laundry every other day. But I'm ok with doing the laundry once a day. I have to keep on top of it though!!!

8. Do you have any cloth diapering tips, secrets, or advice you can offer to parents just starting out?

The sun is a magical detergent!!! Even in the winter I put my stained soaker pads on the window sill and the sun does its job! Sparkling white diapers!!! Also, Tiny Bubbles detergent is wonderful!!! I use it for the baby clothes too!

9. Which of our in-stock diapers can we send you for being customer of the month? Why did you choose that particular one?

If I were lucky enough to be included...I would absolutely love a Gro-Via Mod Flower hook/loop!

Josie in her GroVia Hybrid
Thank you, Holly!  Your wisdom will help other parents.

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