Hello everyone! Thank you very much for your participation. Today was the Grand Opening of EcoBuns and Jabber Log was there to witness such an excellent turn out. The friendly staff of EcoBuns answered every question and greeted every guest with a smile. This is definitely the place to be for all your cloth needs and natural products. Make sure to visit the ever popular EcoBuns at their store 12330 James st. Suite B30 Holland, MI in the Outlet Mall or their web site here.
And now for the moment you have been waiting for. The giveaway brought to you in part by EcoBuns and Jabber Log began this past Monday. The giveaway involved three steps in order to be eligible for the giveaway of a package that included a BumGenius All in one organic, matching pair of baby legs and a Bummis Swimmi dipe. The names were mixed up and given numbers at random. Afterward they were given to our guru random.org and a winner was chosen. The winner of this most excellent giveaway is Christy Vande Waa! Congratulations and thank you all for participating and making this giveaway and Grand Opening a success. Please stay locked to Jabber Log for Diaper Wars: A Father’s Tale; May the cloth be with you where this father will document his many adventures within the world of cloth diapers. Thanks again and for Christy, please contact Candis of EcoBuns within two weeks at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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: 18
By Ricardo — 6 years ago
My daughter is almost 4 weeks old now and everything has been great. She has me wrapped around her finger and I don’t think I would have it any other way. I have been writing about cloth diapers for a while now and it has been hard coming up with material on the subject. I know I could go and look up different stuff and report on it but I want to write about my personal experience. It had been the same thing day in and day out and I didn’t want to bore everyone with the same crap so I had to step back a bit. I wanted to write something to fit the name of this entire segment. I was waiting for the right situation to come up so that I could continue the “Diaper Wars” and finally something happened.
Last week I came home from work and noticed something white that was visible from my daughters onesie. I picked her up and my wife told me that she was wearing her first disposable diaper. There had been a frustration building up from the constant wetting through the cover so I figured that was why she used it but it turned out that the cloth diapers were drying so this was her only option. Since my daughter had the disposable on I figured this was what I was waiting for. How could this segment of my blog fit the title of “Diaper Wars” without an opponent? The idea was obvious and in front of me the whole time but like any man looking for something, we never see it the first time and need a helping hand. So let’s start with the frustration I mentioned. How does one stop this from happening? If any moms or dads of the cloth can help with this, I’d really appreciate it. We’ve tried different ways of folding the pre-fold and everything is tucked in but she still pees right through to the cover. I can see this happening if we let her sit through a few pee sessions but this is not the case. We change her right away and I guess it could be that she just pees a lot but has anyone else dealt with this? At night we double up and she’s fine but during the day we use a single pre-fold. I guess if we have to use two all the time it’s fine but I’m curious to see if there is a better way to fold it? I’m also thinking that she’s too small to be completely snug and hold it all in but what do I know?
Now, my wife and I have been using disposables for about a week now and although there is a convenience factor to them, I’m not all that impressed. I will admit that it has been nice to toss them out after each change. This would be my favorite convenience. On that note I have been happy with the fact that my daughter has not peed through them but ultimately the convenience factor does not help the case for the disposable diaper. We have encountered the dreaded “blowout” a few times since using disposables and at some point it has taken both my wife and I to tackle them. Last night was so bad that it went up to my daughters neck. I held her up and my wife took her battered onesie off and my little girl just stared at me. I believe at one point she even gave me the stink eye. She was probably wondering what the hell happened and why there was poo on the back of her neck. I know I would be and if she could she would have let me have it with some verbal judo. It’s crazy how someone so small can do so much destruction in such a short amount of time. I was holding her and her face said it all. When she finished my wife laughed and said that it looked like there had been a blowout. When I turned her around you could see the damage.
So here’s the issue. Disposables are convenient, hold in pee, but do nothing for blowouts. When we were using cloth diapers we never had a blowout. I will be using both to see who will be victorious. I am going to weigh the pros and cons of both but so far I’m leaning toward cloth diapers. I’d rather deal with pee than poo and frankly, I don’t mind washing the diapers. It’s pretty easy and I can put the cloth diapers on with a quickness. In the beginning it was a pain but I’m not one to give up. With everything that has been said, I now turn to you for help. What can I do to battle the wetness of the cloth? Could it really be that my daughter is too small for even the newborn pre-folds? Time and experimentation will tell which is truly the best but for now the Diaper Wars continue.Post Views: 10
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