11/21/2014

BLACK FRIDAY PRE-SALE STARTS TODAY!





Black Friday Sale


Check it out and spread the news!

A few Examples of the AWESOME DEALS below....


Black Friday Deals

Black Friday Aden + Anais on Sale





SHOP BUMRITEDIAPERS.com NOW


FREE ECONOMY shipping on orders >$100.

Local customers may arrange to pick up their orders M-F 11-3pm by calling 855-BUMRITE (855-286-7483).



Thank you for your business and continued loyalty.

Angela

Angela Powell
Founder/Owner
BumRiteDiapers.com
Napa, CA
855-BUMRITE

9/24/2014

BULK Pricing Now Available

BumRiteDiapers.com now has BULK pricing available on all cloth diapers!  


Check it out and spread the news!  

Customize your cloth diaper stash for less!


FREE ECONOMY shipping on orders >$99.

Local customers may arrange to pick up their orders M-F 10-4pm by calling 855-BUMRITE (855-286-7483).



Thank you for your business and continued loyalty.


Angela

Angela Powell
Owner/Founder
www.bumritediapers.com
Napa, CA
(855) BUMRITE




9/18/2014

Cloth Diaper Terminology


AIO's, pockets, fitteds, doublers...It can get a little confusing for a cloth newbie. Let us help sort it all out. On this page we provide definitions for all the major cloth diapering products, and under which category they fall. 

I will explain them all below....but in the end....this is what we used: The 
BumRite Birth to Potty Training
 package - all in one convenient package for $525! Daytime, Nighttime, Wipes, Cloth Safe Ointment, Diapers Pail Liners, Wet Bag.



BumRite Birth to Potty Training Package includes:




Regular Price: $571.00

Sale Price: $525.00





Diaper Terminology



AIO - All-In-One
- AIOs are fitted diapers that have a waterproof outer layer. This
layer usually consists of fabric that has a PUL (PolyUrethane Laminate)
backing, polar fleece, or wool. These are the closest in similarity to
disposable diapers since they are a one-piece, single-use diapering
system. The absorbent soaker material is often sewn into the diaper;
it may also be detachable to aid in drying time. DAYCARE, GRANDPARENT,
DAD APPROVED.

PRO:

  • Single use, just like a disposable
  • EASY
  • Snaps (in this case) don't wear out and prevent a curious toddler from taking off her diaper!
CON:
  • Longer drying time
  • Wear items like elastic, PUL (waterproof material), velcro get washed everytime.






AI2 - All-In-Two - AI2s are very similar to AIOs with the exception that the absorbent soaker material is not attached to the diaper
in any way. The soaker is usually a second, separate piece that must
be used in conjunction with the diaper. This will definitely aid in
drying time.




Learn about GroVia's Hybrid Diapering System by clicking below





PRO:

  • Reusable
    shell - if baby is wet, simply snap out soiled liner and snap in new.
    This way, you can get away with only buying 12 covers/shells if you have
    18-24 inserts.
  • GroVia is also a "One Size" diaper that will grow with your baby from birth to potty-training.
  • Doubles as a diaper cover.
  • No pulling out an insert from a pocket which can get pretty gross!
  • No re-stuffing after laundering.
  • GroVia even has the option of using soft, truly
    biodegradable
    soakers
    without the hassle of stuffing into (and cleaning!) a
    plastic "shower-cap" liner, like the GDiaper.
CON:
  • The thick soakers do take longer to dry than a polyester-based pocket diaper.







Covers and Wraps
- Covers come in many styles and shapes, but their function is to
provide a waterproof outer layer for non-waterproof diapers (all,
except for AIOs). They are often fitted with elastic and fasten with
snaps or Velcro. Some covers pull-up, like underpants. Diaper covers
are usually made from polyester, PUL, waterproof nylon, fleece or
wool.



PRO:

  • Economical
  • Some come in a One-Size version (like FLIP)
  • Can put any type of absorbent material inside (prefold, hemp doubler, microfiber doubler)
  • Reusable - max 3 times, then wash.
  • Prefolds with a Snappi contain the mess inside a cover!
CON:
  • Two step system and squirmy baby can get impatient.



FLIP diapering system
(One Size Cover)





DSQ

- Diaper Service Quality - Diaper services use only the highest quality
materials because their diapers must stand up to a lot of use and a lot
of laundering. DSQ is usually used in reference to high quality
prefold diapers. Most are made in India, China or Pakistan.





Doublers
- Doublers are additional inserts (for pocket diapers) or swaths of
material that add to the absorbency of a diaper. Hemp absorbs 3x as
much as cotton and less bulky. We put a hemp doubler behind a cotton
micro-terry insert for naps and nighttime. You can also wrap a prefold
around the insert for increased absorbency.






Fitted Diapers
- Fitted diapers closely resemble disposable diapers. They are
contoured and fitted with elastic around the legs and back. They
fasten with Velcro or snaps, and a waterproof cover must be worn over
them.




PRO:

  • Trimmer fit
CON:
  • Can get expensive having to buy several sets of diapers as the baby grows






FuzziBunz Perfect Size
Apple Green



Liners
- Liners are thin layers of cloth or paper that are placed inside the
diaper to aid in the cleaning of solid waste. Some are flushable.


CAUTION
: We had new plumbing in our 130 year old house and a basement - all
water/waste is directed to a "poop-grinder-pump" and ejected out a 2"
pipe to the sewer line.

I WOULD NOT flush even biodegradable liners in
this plumbing system. They don't have time to biodegrade from flush to
pump!


Same with an old septic system!




One Size
- One Size diapers grow with your baby. Most will fit from birth to
potty training (7-35 lbs) - usually by adjusting the rise of the diaper
by snapping down the front.





PRO:

  • Grows with baby - only have to buy one set
CON:


  • Pretty bulky on a newborn
  • Some complaints that 8-35lbs is stretching the truth a bit. More like 10-30 - but every kid is different!




Pocket Diapers
- Pocket diapers are like AIO or AI2s. They have an outer layer of a
waterproof material and an inner layer of a stay-dry material, like
microfleece or suedecloth. They close with velcro or snaps. They have
a pocket opening that allows for the absorbent inserts/doublers to be
stuffed in the pocket during use and then removed for laundering. The
absorbent material for stuffing can be an insert, prefold, or doubler.
Pocket diapers are a popular choice among users because the amount of
stuffing can be customized to the baby. This image is a ONE SIZE
Pocket Diaper.



PRO:

  • Can choose the stuffing depending on the need (nap, nighttime, outing)
  • Snaps (in this case) don't wear out and prevent curious toddler from taking off her diaper!
  • A must for nighttime (put a Joey Bunz Hemp Doubler behind the cotton microfiber insert for 12+ hour protection!)
  • Most pocket diapers use microfleece, which wicks away moisture from baby.
  • Microfleece and shell dry quickly
CON:
  • Depending on the brand, sometimes you have to flip up an interior pocket to pull out the insert. Mild ick-factor.
  • Adds
    a second step to laundry b.c. of re-stuffing requirement. (I combat
    this by NOT re-stuffing and simply stacking the inserts inside a drawer
    so that I can stuff depending on the time of day).
  • Most pocket diapers use microfleece, which can be irritating to some babies.








Prefolds
- Prefold diapers are rectangular shaped diapers that must be folded
into the shape of a diaper. They are similar to flats, but have
multiple layers with more layering in the middle. The amount of
layers varies according to the size you choose, generally ranging from
newborn to toddler. You may see a prefold described as being 4x8x4.
This describes how many layers there are in the outer and inner
sections: 4 layers in both outer sections and 8 layers in the inner or
middle section. Prefolds are usually the cheapest type of cloth
diapers available. They must be used in conjunction with a cover.

PRO:

  • Will fit every baby
  • Economical
  • Recyclable (my husband covets them for washing his car!)
  • Cotton (or hemp, or velour) never reacts with baby's sensitive skin.
  • Durable! These will last for all of your babies (as opposed to the "fancier" pockets, AIO, etc)!
  • Easy to sanitize!
CON:
  • Longer drying time.









8/05/2014

Cloth Diaper for $132!


The Frequent Email Inquiry:

Hello, I have a 7mo. old baby who I would like to start on cloth diapers. I don't like the idea of just throwing a diaper away every change. I'm very limited in money, but am willing to get started little by little. What I would like is to know if you can send me a free sample to try out or a few coupons in order to make my out of pocket expense less. I am looking forward to starting this new process and to see what other healthy/better choices I can make for my babies........

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BumRite's Frequent Response:

Dear XXXX,

We don't offer coupons or samples because the economics of cloth diapering speak for themselves!  In financial terms, your ROI (return on investment) is about 2 months' worth of the CHEAPEST disposable diapers available on the market today.

Add up what you've already spent in the last 7 months -

I bet it is in the neighborhood of $500-$700!

If you are limited on funds, you should use prefolds and covers.    Shop here for options.

We suggest 24 Toddler Sized prefolds/FLIP inserts and at least 6 covers to diaper full time.

Here is a simple video of how to use a prefold and Pinless Fastener, called a SNAPPI.





You could get 6 FLIP velcro covers for <$60 and 24 OsoCozy prefolds for  $72
This will get you to the end of diapering at a fraction of your monthly disposable costs.For a tad bit more ($17.70), you could do 24 (8 - 3packs ) FLIP inserts instead of the prefolds






So - total of $132, you have enough modern, easy cloth diapers to full time cloth diaper your baby.

Don't you wish you would have started sooner?!  I am SURE that you have already paid more than that in disposable diapers.  Did you know that you are going to pay another $60/mo for the next AT LEAST 20 months (that's $1200).

So DO NOT delay.  You are wasting money and landfill space EVERY DAY.  Not to mention putting petroleum-based, chemically treated paper next to your baby's bottom 24-7 (I did that too, with my first son - but SO HAPPY that I learned about modern cloth diapers when my second son was born!)

Another (dated) PASSIONATE video on WHY CLOTH DIAPERS:





Still no cash today?

PayPal offers a 'BILL ME LATER' option that gives you 6 months to pay them back.

P.S. You should also add the Accessory Package that includes cloth wipes (save another $300-$500 vs buying disposable wipes)!



All the BEST - and DO NOT DELAY!

Angela Powell
Founder
www.bumritediapers.com
855-BUMRITE



4/02/2014

2nd baby on the way - what's new?!

A letter from a past customer:

Hello!  I bought all my cloth-diapering supplies from you with my first child and now I am having another one late this year.  I was kind of checking out your site again and there seem to be way more options than before. 

With my first, I used Gro-baby(maybe) now Gro-via during the day and FuzziBunz at night.  
Also, I think I used some bummis covers over prefolds when he was really little. 
I am looking to add to my stash a little and have some things that I need to replace, so I am wondering of all of these wonderful options, do you have any favorites?  And what do you think are the best values for the price? 

I would like a few more for day and for night and I really need something for the newborn stage because it seemed like a lot of things were not great for little-bitty babies.

My Reply:
  
Congrats!  My boys are 4 years apart and play well together (5 and 9 now!).

Still a big fan of prefolds and covers for the itty bitty stage!  Thirsties Duo goes from 6-18 pounds.  Perfect for the newborn stage!



Still love the OsoCozy infant size prefolds (also my fave kitchen rag!)  

Although - GroVia came out with a deliciously soft organic prefold (but more $$$, I would get Size 2 to start, good for double stuffing later on).


GroVia Hybrid are still fabulous.  Just refresh your stash!

GroVia Leggings $14.95
And they have matching leggings


For nights, I would choose the bumGenius Freetime or bumGenius 4.0 pocket diaper with hemp inserts.

We also have Organic crib mattresses now...

Naturpedic Organic Crib, Twin, Full and Queen Mattresses Start at $299
OH!  And take advantage of the Aden + Anais sale.

And get a BECO soft carrier so you can "wear" the baby while you chase the other.
And......  :-)

2/28/2014

Why Cloth Diapers? BumriteDiapers Napa Valley Business of the Week Radio Interview



BumRiteDiapers.com was established in 2009 by a mom wanting to promote the use of wash-at-home modern cloth diapers that leave a baby's bum, the Earth and the parent's wallet in perfect harmony!

BumRiteDiapers.com is part e-commerce, part mom-support.

The website, Facebook page and blog aim to educate the public on the benefits of using the new, modern cloth diaper: Easy (to use), Environmentally Friendly, and Economical.

BumRiteDiapers.com has shipped cloth diapers all over the USA and World.  Customers from around the globe are figuring out that cloth is best.  And EASY.  These aren't your grandmother's cloth diapers!

------------------------------------------
I was so nervous to do this 14 min Radio interview on local Napa radio station KVON 1440.  The interviewer opened up saying, "Welcome, Angela" - and I said, "Welcome!" right back.  NERVES.  But I settled in. 

This interview answers a lot of questions about modern cloth diapers.

I hope that I made a good argument about the Economical, Ease (of use), and Environmental benefits of using modern cloth diapers. 

We had a lot of fun doing it, too!  Thank you, KVON radio, for choosing BumRiteDiapers.com as your Napa Valley Business of the Week.

Let me know what you think!

2/20/2014

Napa Valley Business Of The Week - BumRiteDiapers on KVYN and KVON radio



Proud of this little ad blurb. .  

"People want to talk poop, I'll talk poop."  HA!  Out of everything I said in a 45 minute interview, this is the statement they chose to highlight!   LOL.   Made me giggle.

2/19/2014

Napa Business of the Week preparation - KVON and The VINE 99.3 Radio

Owning a business for almost 5 years makes one very comfortable shamelessly self-promoting one's business. 

I learned about the "Napa Valley Business of the Week" program on KVON radio from a Facebook post - and....nominated my company, www.BumRiteDiapers.com to be featured.  lol.


Our local Napa Valley community needs to know that we are here!  A cloth diaper resource.  A Fellow Mom.  A Business Owner.  A Green Geek.  A Gardener.  A Coach. An ECO WARRIOR (that is what a friend recently called me).

The production manager at Wine Country Broadcasting asked me to assemble 5-7 sentences about my business in anticipation of our interview tomorrow.  I was proud of what I wrote - so I am sharing it here.  (I exceeded the max allowed characters, I am afraid.  But I am just so darned passionate about what I am doing....!)

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BumRiteDiapers.com was established in 2009 by a mom (ME!) wanting to promote the use of wash-at-home modern cloth diapers that leave a baby's bum, the Earth and the parent's wallet in perfect harmony! 

www.BumRiteDiapers.com is part e-commerce, part mom-support.  The website, Facebook page and blog aim to educate the public on the benefits of using the new, modern cloth diaper: Easy (to use), Environmentally Friendly, and Economical.
 


BumRiteDiapers.com has shipped cloth diapers all over the USA and World: Dubai, Australia, Iceland, Sweden, Brazil, Argentina, Malaysia, South Africa, to name a few countries....Customers from around the globe are figuring out that cloth is best.  And EASY.  Now, we need to educate the Napa population.  These aren't your grandmother's cloth diapers!

For every child in disposable diapers, 6.75 trees will be cut down, 2,850 pints of crude oil will be used in making and transporting the diapers, and 1,075 pounds of plastic will be thrown away.  The average family will spend $2000+ on disposable diapers PER CHILD and add 2,000 pounds of human waste laden plastic "poo bombs" to our local landfills that won't biodegrade for 250+ years!   

Where are we going to put all of that?!

Cloth diapers are Better for Baby, Better for the Earth and Better for the Wallet.  And what is better than that?

Less rash.  Babies are changed more often.  Cloth allows air to circulate. 
Cloth and elastic hold in the "soiled matter" better than a flimsy piece of plastic-paper. 
Cloth is more comfortable for baby.
Cloth facilitates a better mind-body connection and, generally, a cloth diapered baby will potty train sooner than a child diapered with disposables.
Cloth is fashionable!

Human waste is flushed down the toilet (where it is treated at our waste-water treatment plants and returned to the eco-system) - not put in our landfills.

And....the financial aspect....

BumRite Birth to Potty Training Package
After writing this - I AM STOKED!  I love what I have been doing for almost 5 years.  I believe in it.  I love the challenge.  I love watching skeptical people's faces change when I explain the way it works and they actually see-touch-feel a modern cloth diaper.  OF COURSE!

Please help to spread the word.  Many people have no clue how far we've come in design and textiles.  The reasons to use Cloth Diapers are irrefutable.   DO IT with pleasure.  Have fun with it.  With parenthood.  It's a Journey.

Angela
Chief Bum - Passionate Cloth Diaper Advocate
www.bumritediapers.com
Napa, CA
(707) 812-1286

2/12/2014

Best One Size Diapers for a Small Baby


I just received a phone call from a stressed out mom.  She purchased a 24 pack of the bumGenius Freetime AIO diapers after reading several positive reviews.  She has friends who cloth diaper that recommended the Freetime in anticipation of Day Care requirements.

5 Days into cloth diapering her small 11 pound baby girl, she is distressed because they are leaking at the legs.  Her husband and her non cloth diaper friends are smug with, "I TOLD YOU SO" expressions on their face when she confesses her troubles.  This is not fair.  Newborns are the toughest to fit into a "One Size" diaper.

I always recommend a newborn diaper, or a prefold/cover combo for the wee-ones before they grow into a "One Size" diaper.  Here is an 11 pound 3 week old in a GroVia NEWBORN AIO diaper on the left and the GroVia One Size Hybrid on the right.  See the difference?!



Here is my response to her (and to the many parents in this situation):



Dear XXXX,

I am confident that your bumGenius Freetime will (eventually) fit.  One Size diapers have a hard time fitting any 11 pounder, contrary to how they are marketed.

But I understand your frustration and wanting to do something about it - NOW.   That is why we confidently offer a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee on bumGenius (and GroVia).

Simply send the diapers back to us for a refund (Personally, I would keep 3 for night time use, doubled up with a hemp insert).

One Size Diapers for skinny babies:
  


GroVia One Size Hybrid
GroVia One Size AIO - Organic Cotton

You should try either the GroVia Hybrid OR the AIO.  Or both!  They both fit petite babies (and large ones, like my boy) fantastically.


Here is a picture of a 12 pound baby in the GroVia Hybrid. (Thank you, Facebook)

http://www.bumritediapers.com/GroVia_Hybrid_Diapering_System_s/112.htm

The GroVia Hybrid is nice because it is simply a trim, One Size shell with gusseted organic cotton soaker pads that snap in to place.  But you may also use ANY absorbent insert with the waterproof shell: a biodegradable disposable insert, prefold, fitted, tea towel....:-).  We used this system at our Day Care.


My new favorite "birth to potty training" organic cotton/hemp diaper - the BabyKicks Premium Pocket

This diaper is trim, and fits a tiny newborn as well as a potty training champ!


BabyKicks Premium Organic Pocket

Here is a great little package to try them all at a discount, before you fill out your stash:  Diaper Dim Sum.  It contains a variety of One Size diapers - 6 diaper changes total.  You cannot go wrong with any of the diapers contained in this package, but you will find yourself reaching for a particular one at the changing table.

BumRite Diapers' Diaper Dim Sum

At that point, you will know which diaper/brand to invest in to round out your stash.  We suggest 18-36 diaper changes.

Don't give up!  We will find a diaper that works for you, your family and your day care!

XOXO,

Angela
Chief Bum (Owner)
BumRiteDiapers.com
855-BUMRITE

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