Hello all, this is just a small note to let you know that you have until midnight tonight to enter the EcoBuns giveaway. After that time, those who have completed all three steps of the giveaway will be compiled and tomorrow during the Grand Opening the winner will be randomly chosen. Don’t miss out on this great giveaway that includes a BumGenius All in one organic, matching pair of baby legs and a Bummis Swimmi dipe. Anyone can enter and remember that if you live out of state you will be responsible for paying shipping and handling.
So come one come all to EcoBuns tomorrow June 11th from 10:00am – 3:00pm. Help celebrate the Grand Opening where prizes will be up for grabs, a Cloth Diaper Bootcamp will be offered, and the animals of The Critter Barn will make an appearance. There will be fun for everyone and the location is 12330 James st. Suite B30 Holland, MI in the Outlet Mall. Hope to see you there and I will also be there representing the father’s of cloth and Diaper Wars. Have a good day folks and remember that the giveaway ends at midnight tonight so spread the word!
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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: 94
By Ricardo — 6 years ago
Good afternoon folks! Last night the Share A Story Giveaway between EcoBuns & Jabber Log closed. The stories have been reviewed and the finalists were chosen. Let me tell you, the stories are excellent and very funny! You can read them here, however, if you want to vote on the best one you need to go to EcoBuns Fan Page on Facebook and “Like” each story. Make sure to get all of your friends and families together to come over and vote! Good luck to the finalists!
well i guess my funniest and worse diaper change was when my son poop while in his jumparoo and I didn’t know it. Poop had went done both legs and he was jumping in it, when I picked him up my hand got poop all over it, than I tried to get his socks and baby legs off without touch more poop and when the sock came off poop slung all over the wall. My baby had poop up his back and all over him, it was awful but funny at the same time. I had to wash his jumparoo and mop the floor.
2. Doggie gets a SHAM-“POO”
Way back when my son was a newborn (almost 2 years ago) I was home alone for the first time – My husband had been on “vacation” for a week and a half and had gone back to work. I thought I was doing pretty good for dealing with “issues in my girly bits” and having a newborn son and two large dogs….I nursed the baby, snuggled with him, and felt the bum rumbles of baby poo. So I got up to change him, sure enough he exploded through his diaper and onesie. I get him all cleaned off, and He pees – it arcs in the air and “SPLASH!” right in his eye! I wipe him off, clean him up again, and just as I set his fresh little bum on the new diaper (before I close it up around him) he POOPS with the force of a super-soaker water gun – Projectile POO! I was able to jump out of the way and it got my pant leg just a little bit, but it got the rug and the DOG a lot! I Cleaned up the baby, put him in the bassinet, changed my pants, and bathed the dog. She looked humiliated, but I really couldn’t stop laughing! This was the first time she got pooped on, but definitely not the last!
3. Butt Bubbles
It was the day we brought my daughter home from the hospital. She needed a diaper change and since I was understandably exhausted my husband offered to change her so that I could rest and visit with my parents who’d come to see the baby. All of a sudden from her bedroom we hear, “Dude! Dude! Dude! Awwww duuuuuude!” (remember that Bud Light commercial from a couple of years back? Yeah, it was kinda like that). I go rushing back to see what’s going on. Turns out that sweet baby girl of mine started to pee when he took the diaper off. And if that wasn’t enough, she was also a bit gassy so that as the pee ran down her little bum she was blowing bubbles in it. We still laugh about it 2 1/2 yrs later!
4. Cloth is like a box of chocolates
My funniest, first and worst diaper change with cloth diapers was when I actually was trying on cloth for the first time with my son. I just want to see how things fit. We got the econobum 3 pre-fold trial package. I know I am suppose to wash it a few times before having my son in them, but being that my son has never had cloth and I’ve been dying to get my hands on some since I had my first born I was way too excited so I just fit it on him. Well he ended up peeing in there. Which of course he had to. I put the diaper on the wrong way and had to YOUTUBE it after everyone on ECOBUNS told me how to place it. So when I finally got it right put another one on and the cover on he POOPED! Its wasnt just a small poop either. It was a HUGE ONE! As I lay him down on the carpet wondering what I was going to do he looked at me, smile and SIGH. Thankfully my son is still breast feeding so we got the poo off clean. =) When I went to grab to grab some disposable, my son turned around and grabbed the last pre fold, mind you he’s all nakey at this pint, he ended up crawling up to the pre-fold sitting on it and peeing on it. Looks like my son is wanting to be on clothPost Views: 134
By Ricardo — 7 years ago
It’s 9:58pm on August 30th 2011. So much has happened since yesterday and my life has changed once again. Out of all the greatest moments I have experienced there is one that tops all of them; the birth of my children. The most recent addition to my family is Lola Mae. My little girl has finally arrived and this time yesterday my wife was in labor. Rebecca had been having contractions for most of the day yesterday but nothing significant or close together. We ran some errands and went to the airport to pick up her mom. Rebecca told her mom how she had been feeling and that she believed that something might happen tonight. I was excited and remembered that the day prior, Rebecca mentioned that within 24 hours she would go into labor. I wondered if she was right and when her contractions got closer and closer the evening of the 29th I knew it was going to happen.
My wife had labored for a while at home and when her contractions were less than 5 minutes apart for more than an hour I called the on-call nurse. We had been told to head on in and I tried to remain calm. It was definitely surreal and although it felt like I was dreaming the sight of my wife’s painful contractions told me this was reality. We got into the car and headed to the hospital. It’s about 5 to 7 minutes away from where we live and even though the speed limit is about 35mph the whole way, I was slightly over the limit.
“We don’t have to rush there. We’re not that far.”
I had not realized that I was hauling butt to the hospital. I was already sweating bullets and I thought about how this was going to go down. I couldn’t wait to meet my baby Lola. We arrived at the hospital and walked up to the window.
“Are we trying to have a baby,” asked the nurse.
“No ma’am, my wife swallowed a basketball and is hunched over in pain because she can’t get it out.”
Yeah…that wasn’t my actual response but I did want to say something to that effect. Instead, my wife and I let out an awkward chuckle and nodded our heads and we were pointed to the front of the hospital. The hallway to the front is not that far but it felt like forever. Rebecca stopped at one point with a bad contraction and I couldn’t help but feel bad. Once we got to the front of the hospital we mentioned to the people at the front desk that Rebecca was in labor. They told us to head up on the elevator and when we got in we forgot what floor the birth center was on. I felt like a fool and jumped out of elevator and asked which floor it was. The ladies laughed at me and told me it was the third floor and Rebecca and I were off.
Once we got into our room the nurse checked my wife and she was dilated between a 5 and 6. As for me I was dilated at a 9 but this isn’t about me, this is about my wife. Her contractions were getting closer and closer and more painful as time passed. She was having back labor and it seemed as though the only thing that helped ease the pain was me rubbing her back. I was happy to oblige and eventually my wife tried out the jacuzzi tub. She seemed to enjoy it but in the end it wasn’t working. What did work was the back massage and standing rather than laying down. Rebecca started feeling some pressure and I knew she was close. She had been checked again before the pressure and she was at an 8. Our doctor had not yet arrived because he was delivering another baby and when my wife said that she felt like she had to push I began to freak out. She squatted slightly and I helped her on the bed. I pressed the nurses button and she rushed in.
“What’s going on? Are you ok?”
“She feels like she needs to push.”
“Ok, good because the doctor just got here.”
The nurse checked Rebecca one last time and immediately said that it was time. My heart was racing and my blood pressure was up. The doctor walked in and said hello. I responded with a friendly hello but I wanted to say,
“Come on doc, let’s do this! There’s no time to dilly dally!”
I stayed calm and continued with my coaching. I kept telling my wife that she was doing great and that she could do this. She had begun to push and I felt so close to her. I coached some more and the doctor said she had a few more pushes and she would be done. I could see that the baby had her head out and I told Rebecca that she was almost there. She took a deep breath and pushed with all her might. Lola was born and I was overwhelmed with emotion. I shed some tears when I saw her and heard her cry for the first time. Even as I type this my eyes are watering. The doctor placed Lola on her moms stomach and we both gushed over our little girl. It’s a feeling that is hard to explain but I felt my heart grow a few times larger than it was. Think about the ending of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and how his heart grew in size. That was me…well…minus the Grinch part but my heart grew the moment my daughter was born. I cut the umbilical cord and put on her first cloth diaper. I will admit I had a little trouble with my nemesis “The Snappi” but I got it and Lola was styling.
In the end, we got to the hospital around 9pm on 8/29/11 and Lola Mae was born the same day at 11:27pm. Rebecca did great and both of my ladies are in good health. At the time Lola was born she was the only girl on the floor surrounded by a bunch of boys. I hope this isn’t a sign of what may happen in the future but then again; Logan was the only boy on a floor surrounded by girls when he was born. It probably doesn’t mean anything but no matter how I look at it I might be in for a slew of riffraff when she gets older. It’s been a crazy couple of days. Watching your wife go into labor and give birth to your child is amazing. It truly changes your life and tugs at your emotional strings within. I’m a proud father and another chapter in my life has begun. I will cherish these moments and I have once again experienced one of life’s greatest moments…Birth.Post Views: 198