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: 24
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: 40
By Ricardo — 6 years ago
Time has gone by very fast. My wife has 1 week left and although she’s ready to go, Lola is not. She’s positioned in the right place but she’s chilling for the moment. I see this as a good sign that my little girl will listen to me later on in life since I have been telling her to wait until the 29th so that my family medical leave will kick in. I’m sure this is not the case but it’s nice to think that she’s listening to her daddy already. I have two more shifts and then I’m off for two weeks. It’s going to be nice to have some time with my family so that we can bond with our little girl. We now have everything for Lola and we’re ready to go. We recently went to EcoBuns to get the last part of our cloth diapers and as usual the experience was great. We have some excellent looking covers for the diapers and she’s going to be styling in all her clothing.
Yes…I know. I’m getting excited over the color combinations and designs of my daughters wardrobe and such but that’s what having a little girl is all about right? I wasn’t sure I was going to be all into shopping for our little girl but I’m probably going to be as bad as my wife with the shopping. Oh well, I’m going to have lots of fun with it and I can’t wait. I’m going to be learning a lot of new things including combing and putting my daughters hair in pigtails and ponytails and everything else. I’m thinking I’m going to suck at it the first few times. Hopefully I don’t pull her hair out in the process. I know this is all far from now when her hair is long enough but I’m always looking ahead. A new adventure awaits my family and I and Lola is coming fast. Soon enough you will get to see pictures of our little girl and believe me, I’m not going to hold back from showing her off. Just one more week baby girl. Until that day…
(The video below is from our recent purchase at Ecobuns. We have a lot of stuff but this is from our favorite store.)Post Views: 41