Hello folks and here it is! This post will contain specific instructions on a giveaway brought to you in part by EcoBuns and Jabber Log. If you were not aware, this Saturday June 11th is the Grand Opening of EcoBuns at 12330 James st. Suite B30 Holland, MI in the Outlet Mall. The event will be held from 10:00am – 3:00pm and will include fun for the whole family. Don’t miss The Critter Barn who will be stopping by from 11am-1:30pm! There will be great giveaways from Bummis, GroVia,Hevea,Moms in Tow,deBoer Bakery and Selestial Sun! Mini Cloth 101 classes will also be held to inform anyone who is not using cloth yet!
Now that you have heard about the exciting event planned at EcoBuns, let’s talk about the giveaway. What is up for grabs is a BumGenius All in one organic, matching pair of baby legs and a Bummis Swimmi dipe. This package will go to one person and in order to qualify for the giveaway you must complete three steps.
First you must go to the Jabber Log fanpage here and “Like” it. Then you must sign up for an email subscription to Jabber Log here. Finally you must go to the EcoBuns Facebook page here and post on their wall that you have completed the first two steps. This giveaway is definitely worth the process and the winner will be announced this Saturday so sign up fast. If you happen to live out of state though, we ask that you pay for shipping and handling and once again, it’s worth it. Help us celebrate this amazing new adventure in purchasing EcoBuns and reading up on Diaper Wars on Jabber Log.
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By Ricardo — 6 years ago
Hello and Merry early Clothmas! I realize it has been a while since I wrote on Diaper Wars but I have been occupied with a lot of things lately. Between family, work, school, and the success of Jabber Log, I have been involved with many projects. Luckily I have gathered a team of writers that have done excellent work in helping with the workload. Since the last time I wrote on Diaper Wars a lot has changed. I am still all about cloth diapers but the use of Prefolds has changed. Now, my wife and I have not strayed completely from them but we’re also using GroVia Diaper Shells and DryBees AIO’s. The DryBees contain a pocket and I know for a fact that in a previous post I noted that I did not like the pocket diapers. I wrote that I made this decision after a mishap where I pulled on the pocket and flooded my hand with urine. I obviously did not know how to work it and all I could do was laugh and ask my wife for help.
So here I am months later and I’m using DryBees. I have to say that I’m all about it now. I’ve also gotten a lot of practice with them. It’s not because my wife and I don’t take turns changing our daughters diapers, it’s because Lola seems to wait until I’m holding her to destroy a diaper. First it was hiccups and now that she no longer has what seemed like chronic hiccups, she poos instead. It’s actually pretty funny and when I go to change her she’s all smiles. This is a big jump from before and a good one at that. When Lola was first born she would scream bloody murder. I can only assume that it was because she was cold or something. I remember holding her for a moment before changing her, taking a deep breath, and setting my internal timer to see how fast I could change her. As soon as I laid her down she would cry and I would move as fast as possible to get her changed and back into my arms. Her little legs would kick and I would laugh because I would mess up and struggle with the Snappi. She definitely grew out of it and now it’s a joy but she still kicks like crazy and I laugh as she coos and smiles.
I have been very impressed with DryBees and GroVia. I’m pretty sure that my wife and I will continue using Prefolds but we’re also willing to try other types of cloth diapers. Out of the two new diapers we’re using I would have to say my favorite is GroVia. At first look they seemed somewhat intimidating with all the snaps and such but now it’s second nature. What gets me about the GroVia shells is the velcro. Whoever decided to make it that tough to peel off needs a pat on the back or a punch to the arm. I see it as a good thing so that everything stays where it should be but holy crap! Does the velcro need to be that good and tough to peel? If anything the velcro could be used for part of a chastity belt but geez! All in all things have been great and we will continue using more and more cloth diapers. I know I’ve asked this before but what are your favorite cloth diapers? Are there pros and cons to every diaper or is there one out there that you see as the perfect one? We’re exploring cloth diapers of all types so let me know and happy reading!Post Views: 13
By Ricardo — 6 years ago
So the wife and I have recently decided to make some changes in our lives to better ourselves and our children. It all began with our decision, and some help from a good friend at EcoBuns, to try out cloth diapers with our daughter Lola who will be here around September 1st of this year. We are very excited about our new adventure and if you didn’t know, I will be documenting my journey in a segment called “Diaper Wars”. This is the first stage of an eye opening experience.
The second stage involves a 10 day pledge that my wife recently stumbled upon. This pledge involves 10 days full of eating real food and cutting out processed foods, which includes refined sugars and artificial sweeteners. When my wife sent me the link I did what any other man would do and skimmed through it. I guess you could say it was the equivalent of a man actually asking for directions to a specific location when he is obviously lost. Yeah, I was being stubborn. I told her to go for it since she seemed so dedicated and I was willing to try it. I had already decided to cut out pop so why not try this?
Our 10 day pledge toward eating “real food” starts today and so far it has been great. I have gone without pop since this past Thursday and though it was hard the first couple days at work, I’m feeling good and my stomach has not been hurting. I’m going to miss it but if I feel better then it’s worth it. McDonald’s and all other fast food joints will no longer get my business and although that too sucks I will feel better in the long run. So here it is, the two stages to a better life and health. I’m digging it and maybe you will too. Below is the link to the pledge and no there is no money that you are actually pledging. It gives an explanation of the pledge, recipes, and other items. The family that did this did it for 100 days but 10 days is enough for me…for now.
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By Ricardo — 7 years ago
Hello fellow Jabber Loggers! If you have read my previous post, “A prelude to the saga” then you know how much of a fool I was during the birth of my son Logan and that my wife is expecting. I also mentioned that the post was simply a prelude to something more. A new adventure has presented itself and I am on board to take it head on. The adventure has been titled, “Diaper Wars: A Father’s Tale; May the cloth be with you”. Now I’m sure you are wondering what I mean by “cloth” rather than “force” so here goes. A few days ago I was approached with an interesting idea for Jabber Log. A friend of mine, whom I attended school with, owns a business called Ecobuns. This is a family owned business dedicated to natural parenting products. One of the main items involves cloth diapers. I have never dealt with this nor have I desired to try it but after learning more about it I’m game! The idea here is to document the experience and get a father’s perspective on cloth diapers. Now I know it may sound odd or even boring but think about this; I have only used name brand diapers like Huggies and I hate changing them. The thought of cleaning baby poo is not a good one so using cloth diapers is going to be challenging and I will no doubt be gagging but that’s where the fun comes in.
In no way will this segment be odd or boring. The humor will come out with every attempt to change my daughters diaper. It’s going to be an excellent experience and with the help of Ecobuns I am going to kick ass! After the idea was presented, my wife Rebecca and I went to meet up with my friend Candis at her store. As we approached the entrance I noticed she was outside speaking to someone. She glanced a few times but continued talking. When we reached her she glanced again and finally recognized me. It had been a long time since we had seen each other and my wife and I were introduced to her husband and two of her daughters. Once we went inside I was nervous. I started to sweat and wondered if I could do this. I listened as Candis explained the many benefits of cloth diapers and the options we could take. My blood pressure had gone from Stage 2 Hypertension to normal in minutes. I was impressed at how Candis presented herself and how dedicated she was to the product and I was at ease.
Fuzzibunz, Bummis, and Thirsties are the brands of product we decided to go with and as Candis spoke to other customers my head was spinning. I couldn’t help but think about what I might do wrong and how funny it would be to document my experience. I was day dreaming and laughing to myself. I probably looked like a tool at that moment and as I continued looking like a tool Rebecca decided to test me. There was a changing table in the store with a baby doll for demonstration. Rebecca suggested that I attempt to put the diaper on the baby. Now it’s a good thing that Candis was helping another customer because I was somewhat embarrassed and baffled as to how she kept the diaper on during her demonstration. There was a clip that she used but I couldn’t figure out how the hell she was keeping it on. I suppose I could have asked but like any other dumb ass male I was going to stay quiet and find out the hard way.
After a few awkward chuckles and attempts to attach the clip I finally got it. Rebecca gave it a once over and I was thrilled that I got it on even though it had been years since I changed a diaper. My confidence went from “Yay” to “Nay” when Rebecca pointed out that I forgot to tuck in some important parts of the diaper. “Crap!”, I thought. Next time, I will do better but I would need to get it together soon because Lola was on her way and would be here before I knew it. My experience so far has been excellent and I can’t wait to get started. My adventures will be documented and if you are ever in Holland, MI you need to stop in and visit Candis at Ecobuns or browse the store online. I am thrilled and excited to start this new chapter in my life and you, the readers, will be here with me as I experience the Diaper Wars. May the cloth be with you friends.Post Views: 21