Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Trying New Things

So, I added a new layout to the ole blog. Do I need to change the font or color to make it easier to read? *updated* - still working on the format ..sorry for the funkiness

We use cloth diapers here. Mostly Bumgenious 3.0. I love them dearly. We had had no issue with them at all..Until 2 weeks ago. My smart, young whippersnapper has figured out how to un-velcro them. On our trip last weekend, We did go back to disposables and had more leaks then I would like to admit. And a very red, raw booty. His lil skin just can't handle the disposables. *he also would pull off the disposables this weekend too. So, We are glad to have the cloth back. I recently ordered one fitted diaper made by Dream Ease. I LOVE this diaper. After I ordered it from Kelly's Closet. I love this site. They have the most stocked diapers, quick shipping, awesome customer service. If you ever have a question, they have quick response time asnwering you. I have ordered all but my Swim diapers from them.

I read a few bad reviews on the dream ease talking about how the stitching comes undone over time. Anyone have any of these? Any Experience with them? I wonder what over time means? I am thinking that I am going to need more Snap Diapers as MT gets older because I can't let him Run around in the Buff as he would prefer.

I want to try the Gro baby diapers but am afraid of the same ability to remove them .. What cloth diapers are you using and love the best? If you aren't using cloth, Have you considered them? If not, that's Ok. I was just curious

19 comments:

seussgirl said...

ack, this may be because I'm using Firefox on Linux (so probably most prone to layout issues), but your new blog layout is all running into each other! (I like what I can see of the colors, though!) I'll check it on my laptop (windows) and let you know what I see there. :) I'm just not savvy enough to make a pretty blog....

As for cloth diapers, we never considered them. I just couldn't deal with the extra effort, time, and mess. And my husband always takes out the diaper trash now, so that's one less thing I have to worry about. :)

Jill, Mommy of Tanner and Josie, our Clomid baby. :o) said...

The layout is funky on my computer but that doesn't mean anything. :o)

I know NADA about cloth diapers. I am littering our landfill with disposables.

So basically, I am worthless to you. HA!

Nicky said...

Layout's not working for me, either. The words run over the images on the left, making them impossible to read. I have to shrink my browser until the left-hand images get cut off. I used the same template source as you -- try out their 3-column templates. They seem to work better with blogger.

We use old fashioned cloth diapers. Pre-folds, snappis, and velcro covers over the top. LL is starting to get curious about the velcro, but he can't do any real "damage" until he also figures out how to remove the snappi, and I'm hoping that the snappis keep him stymied for a good long time.

Jen said...

The left bit of the text is tricky to read where it goes over the pictures, but it is doable.

I haven't got any advice on the diaper removal skills because you are ahead of us. :)

Leanne said...

It's okay of a layout except the far left (usually the beginning of the line) is a bit tricky to read...

We're G diaper folks here and so far so good, although I need to use them more. Shame on me for littering our planet when I want a good place for my sons to grow up! LOL I need my fingers slapped, really and truly! LOL

FattyPants said...

Layout looks good on my computer.

We use fuzzybuns AIO with the snaps and I love love LOVE them. They seem to fit B really well.

Geohde said...

Maybe this is my browser (IE), but your font is overlying the pattern on the left and it's hard to read the left side of everything. Is it possible to move the font across a wee bit?

xx

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Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

Love the new design! We don't use cloth diapers, so I'm of no use. :(

Kim said...

We have used cloth on both girls and loo-ha-ove them. We have used the Nikky kind and the Bumkins covers and diapers, both are pretty good, but I'm currently in love with the Bumkins all-in-ones. They are just as easy as disposables to get off and on and the prints are adorable (since I have a girl we have some brown and pink flowers, and my favorite, a punk rock baby girl theme - for boys there is a lot of cute stuff as well). And we got them at Costco online, believe it or not!

I love cloth. They have really helped the diaper rash for both girls and I think they made potty training easier because she could really feel that she was wet.

Photogrl said...

I like the new design, but the words are covering the design on the left.

Never used cloth diapers, but have thought I might give it a try if we ever have another one!

L said...

I have had Fuzzibunz recommended to me as the snaps are more difficult for little fingers to get open.

With #2 on the way, you can still use the BG 3.0 for the little one if you switch MT to Fuzzibunz.

MissedConceptions

Jen said...

We used the g diaper for a little while, but I didn't like the way it was soooo puffy. I switched to pampers and luvs. I have had some leaking issues lately with the luvs, but went up a size (5) and now doing better. I'm just counting down the years till I can start potty training. :)

Courtney said...

I still see the text running over the layout on the left. Can you change the width of the column on the right to shift things over? I love using the templates, but usually have to have the hubs assist me with making some alterations because I'm not very code savvy.

We currently are using cloth, but went with a diaper service. It is too good for words! We have a few Pro Wrap covers (which I loathe) but I also have a couple of Bum Genius AIO's that I will also use as covers with the prefolds.

Caro said...

We use tots bots flexitots and love them but a few have ripped along the stitching now after repeated washing.
They're bamboo and seem to be super absorbent.

AJ's mommy said...

I did consider cloth diapers and kinda wish I would have pushed the issue more.. but sigh... I went the easy disposable way. AJ is very comfortable in them and doesn't have any skin irritations with them (knock on wood). Our issue now though is nightime. He pees so much that I had to get the overnight huggies and those work SOMETIMES. How do the cloth diapers work overnight???

K @ ourboxofrain said...

I too love Kelly's Closet :)

We use BG 3.0s for day care and about half of the overnights but use prefolds with Thirsties covers (also velcro) a lot of the time too.

We knew velcro might become a problem, so we also have a few snap diapers: I love the Blueberries one-size (great for overnight too), but they're *obscenely* expensive; the Fuzzibunz one-size have never been my favorite, as they seem very bulky on Harry and I don't like the confusing (in my view) sizing system; and I liked the sized FBs once Harry grew into them but I only have one in his current size and hate having to buy mulitple sizes. Have you tried tweeting (@diapershops) Kelly from Kelly's Closet (or posting a blog comment on her blog) for a recommendation? She's been very responsive when I've had questions.

Sarah said...

We use a mixture. We have mostly Bumgenious, which work ok, even though the baby can remove them. We keep them on by having him in a onesie most of the time. He still tries to get the tabs, but they mostly stay. Also, we clean the velcro by coming it out with a snappy to remove any fuzz that makes it easier to undo.
I love fuzzy bunz, but they are very pricey. I'd use them though if that was not an issue. i checked out a diaper that we didn't end up keeping because the snaps were really hard to remove by the all together diaper co. http://www.alltogetherdiaper.com/all_in_ones.asp they are also no frills, but the snaps are really really small and hard to undo and do.

I love cloth diapering. The only thing i don;t like is when i need to strip them because they get super stinky. Oh, and i am getting used to, but still dislike having to scrape, rinse and handle poo. That wasn't something I pondered when I pondered motherhood.

Amanda said...

I swear I thought I commented already! :-(

I LOVE the new look!!! Beautiful!

Sorry, no assvice or input on diapers. Good luck :-)

Rachel said...

I put the bumgenius on backwards. My daughter won't take them off then.

The only issue I had with dreameze is a snap came off and dreameze replaced it. Great, trim diaper!

I like Fuzzibunz because my daughter is less interested undoing them. I hear it's just a phase. We'll see. :)