Bookmark this cloth diaper store! Plus a Softbums Giveaway!

October 27, 2011

Interviews, WAHMs

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I’m a pretty introverted person.  I rarely feel the need to socialize and my friends think I’m lame.

Even rarer are the times I read an “About us” page and wish the person lived next door.

Michelle of Green Diaper Demos is one of those people. (Look how cute she is!)

You’ve heard me say it before, interviews are my favorite kind of blog post.  You and I get the opportunity to learn about a wahm and support their family directly.

Grab a cup of coffee, have a seat and let’s chat with Michelle..

Tell us a little about your family.

My name is Michelle and I have been married to the love of my life for over 7 years and have a beautiful, very active, little boy of 28 months old and am expecting a new little boy at the end of February.

Congratulations!! So, tell us, when did you begin your cloth diaper journey?

We had planned on using cloth diapers before our son Michael was born, but did not know anyone else who did cloth diaper.

My husband was cloth diapered when he was a baby with prefolds, pins, and old fashioned plastic pants but I was not.

The first “modern” diaper I discovered was bumGenius because they were available online through Target and I could register for them. I started out with a stash of 14 since we had to buy most of them as our friends and family didn’t think we would go through with the cloth diapering.

Unfortunately, they didn’t fit our little guy until he was almost 3 months so we eased into cloth diapering I guess you could say and I added to my stash a little here and a little there with MANY different brands as I was so overwhelmed in search for that “perfect” diaper.

How did you make the leap from cloth diaper user to cloth diaper retailer?

In my search for that “perfect” diaper, I became addicted (as so many of us cloth diapering mamas do) and had the dream of having my own store full of fluff! My hubby said go for it, so here I am.

Hmmmm, I don’t know anything about this strange quest you speak of….  Obviously you have a sickness ;) Out of this collection of yours, which is your favorite?

My absolute favorite product is SoftBums. I remember in my quest for the perfect diaper, I had in mind what was important to me in a diaper. I wanted it to be one size, economical, bamboo inner, and I liked the idea of an All-in-two system where I could get multiple uses out of it so I wouldn’t have to carry as much in my diaper bag. Someone on a popular cloth diapering forum suggested SoftBums, and I fell in LOVE!

What is your go-to advice for parents new to cloth diapering?

My advice is actually my husband’s advice when I asked him what he would say to skeptical daddies. He said, “Cloth diapering is just like using disposables except instead of throwing the diaper away, you throw it in a pail.” (mind you, I do all the washing here and he said this while Michael was still exclusively breast-fed, but really we are quite fortunate to only have to turn a couple dials and press some buttons to wash our diapers)

Where can we find you on the web?

www.GreenDiaperDemos.com
Green Diaper Demos on Facebook
Green Diaper Demos on Twitter

Any special sales or promotions currently going on in your store?

For the entire month of November we will be offering gifts with purchases. Orders under $50.00 will receive a mystery gift while orders over $50.00 will receive a free diaper.

No code necessary but it cannot be combined with any other offer or coupon and purchases of Cotton Babies items are not eligible towards the total. Simply note in the comments section the desired size (S,M,L, or OS) and gender for the diaper. As always, free shipping in the U.S. for orders over $40.00.

But, wait…That’s not all!  Michelle is offering a Softbums Later Gator Echo with 3 bamboo pods and 1 bamboo mini pod! 



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About Autumn Beck

Autumn is a wife, mother, homeschool teacher, friend and most important a follower of Christ. She began cloth diapering in 2005 and has experienced many joys and trials throughout the years. Autumn enjoys writing but would choose camping with her family any day!

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189 Responses to “Bookmark this cloth diaper store! Plus a Softbums Giveaway!”

  1. Emilie Says:

    I love bamboo! Softbums is an amazing concept. I do wish they came with snaps, but I’d love an aplix one, too.

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  2. kate foster Says:

    I’ve been itching to try the Itti Bitti Tutto.

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  3. LizzieAnn Says:

    I wanna try a soft bums omni. You’ve got me convinced!

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  4. Aileen Wiesner Says:

    Softbums in snaps!

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  5. Texas Momma Says:

    I would love to try a Rocky Mountain Diaper. They have some of the cutest color combinations!

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  6. JLJMommy Says:

    I’d love to try an Itti Bitti Tutto or Softbums.

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  7. Shawna Potter Says:

    I would love to try the itti bitti tutto as well! Looks so soft and comfy for my littles’ bums!

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  8. Yesenia Says:

    I would love the Thisties Duo Diaper in Hoot owls.

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  9. Carrie Says:

    I would love to try the SoftBums Echo Shell.

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  10. Angela Parker Says:

    I would love to try a soft bums! or a Drybees!

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  11. Justine Says:

    I would love the SoftBums Omni Shell Only!!!

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  12. Debra Joy Says:

    I CD’d my daughter with just prefolds and Bummis covers, and for my new baby due in December, I’ve been wanting to try out Softbums for the exact reasons Michelle said – the versatility of using them multiple times before washing and being one-size. I’d LOVE to win! :D

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  13. Stephanie P Says:

    An Itti-bitt-tuto diaper would be so fun to try. I LOVE minky. I also love Softbums, I own several of them.

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  14. Tamara Sz Says:

    I’d love to try a Thirsties Duo Diaper in size 2.

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  15. Sara Says:

    I like to have a variety of diapers, but can’t afford to. I’ve either made or bought used all of the ones we have. We’d love to have an AI2 and a new one at that to add to our stash!

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  16. Stephanie G Says:

    I would love to try out the rocky mountain one-size diapers!

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  17. Lisa Says:

    I love the little monster guys on the Soft Bums Omni Shell! I’m due on Dec 29th with our first and we’ll be CD-ing. Can’t wait to see this diaper on our little guy. :-) And thanks Autumn for this amazing blog… I have learned SSOOOO much.

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  18. Erin B Says:

    I really want to try one of the itti bitti diapers! They look so soft!

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  19. Rebecca Orr Says:

    I would also love to try out a SoftBums Omni Shell with Snaps when they come out! I am a sucker for snaps! lol. Thanks for the chance to win the giveaway. And wonderful review as well! bekki1820cb at gmail dot com

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  20. Jenene Says:

    Ooh, I’ve always wanted to try a Softbums diaper.!

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  21. Lisa Says:

    Would love to try the itti-bitti AIO

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  22. Jen Says:

    I really want to try Softbums because they seem like the Ultimate in hybrid cloth diapering.

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  23. Kenda Wathen Says:

    I am new to CD and would love to try Softbums. I have a few of other brands but have not settled on what I like best.

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  24. Mama G Says:

    I’ve been wanting to try out some of the Mother-ease products, especially the air flow covers.

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  25. Theresa Says:

    I’d love to try softbums!

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  26. Jennifer Says:

    Does the softbum diapers keep the moisture away from skin?
    My daughter has very (VERY!) sensitive skin.

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  27. Audrey Says:

    Great interview, will look forward to trying softbums!

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  28. Tammy M. Says:

    Green DIapers liked on FB

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  29. Carolyn H Says:

    I would love to try the itti bitti boo!

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  30. KD { Mom of 3 Dolls } Says:

    I’d like to try the itti bitti all-in-one, too. I like to try bamboo and hemp items, too.

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  31. Allie Says:

    I’d like to try the thirsties duo diaper, we already have the covers that we love.

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  32. Andrea B Says:

    I’d like to try the itti bitti boo :) love fitteds

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  33. Elizabeth Says:

    Honestly- I’ve heard such great things about the itti bitti diapers!!! I’d love to try the D’lish version!! :D

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  34. Samara Rodriguez Says:

    I would love to try the itti bitti one size

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  35. Tammy M Says:

    Following @greendiaperdemo on Twitter.

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  36. Julie Says:

    Drool. It’s too hard to choose…

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  37. April G Says:

    I’d like to use the Thirsties Duo Diaper!

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  38. Tammy M. Says:

    Thirsties Duo Diaper…I hear a lot about them, but I’ve never tried one. Would love to see how it does overnight!

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  39. Debbi Says:

    I have only been cloth diapering for a few weeks and would love to try Softbums since that is the recommendation.

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  40. Michele Says:

    I love the new bum genius colors she has featured!

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  41. Kayla Says:

    I already use gdiapers, but i’d love to try softbums. Sounds like they might solve our night issues!

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  42. Erin Black Says:

    I LOVE LOVE Softbums and I really want to try the bamboo pods!

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  43. Amber E. Says:

    I would love to try Softbums Omni! I like the miss kitty print. Sounds like a great diaper system.

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  44. Lynn Wilson Says:

    love the photo!

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  45. Sheena Says:

    I’ll have my first child in the next week or so and have been slowly accumulating a small stash of a variety of brands to try. The posts about diapers brands and why people LOVE them have really helped steer me to which brands to try. I can’t wait to add a SoftBums to my collection.

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  46. Tomoko Says:

    I would like to try the Thirsites duo diapers

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  47. Lisa Says:

    I would like to try softbums. It’s one of the only brands that she carries that I haven’t tried yet.

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  48. Leah Says:

    I’d love to win the softbums diapers… just started cloth diapering my newborn so far mostly prefolds b/c he is SO small!

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  49. Vanessa Neuhaus Says:

    I’m due with my first LO in December. I’ve almost got my stash completed but really want a Soft Bums omni shell (in their cute new pink giraffe print!) bamboo pack :) LOVE soft bums!

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  50. Kate McPartlan Says:

    I’d love to try any new kind of diaper! Softbums sounds lovely (:

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  51. MaryBeth Says:

    I recently ordered from GDD & was beyond pleased. Michelle is awesome & her products are top of line and affordable. She even wrote a little note on my receipt and threw in a free gift! Made me feel like I was buying from a friend!

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  52. Rebekah Says:

    Autumn,
    I am so happy I found your site! I’ve been loving all the info and advice you give. It has helped me tremendously! First of all, a Softbums give away! I’m giddy! Nothing could make me happier except maybe a buy one (or five) get one free special! I too am on a quest to find the ultimate cloth diaper, and I came across the whole toggle idea, brilliant! BTW, I bought some Kawaii diapers upon reading your review (among others.) I have to say, I’m kinda disappointed with them. I really want to love them (I mean who doesn’t love the great price!) I’ve had them for about 3 weeks and 2 have completely de-laminated. Being a person who can fix almost anything, I’ve been trying to figure out if there is any thing I can do to relaminate them. (I can’t ask for a refund because I altered them by giving them internal gussets. I felt this would give them extra protection and would make them a little more trim{this couldn’t have affected the lamination because I have 4 others I did this to and they are just fine} Any suggestions? Again I love your site! It is my go-to place for cloth diapering! Thanks! Rebekah

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    • Autumn Beck Says:

      Unfortunately, with Kawaii diapers and other inexpensive brands I think this is the downside. One could have perfect diapers for 3 years and another could get complete duds. The internal gussets sound great but the negative is voiding the warranty. I would still contact them and see what they say.

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  53. Kylie Says:

    I would love to try the softbums…I have been looking for something similar, but haven’t known where to start with the all-in-twos.

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  54. karina vega-villa Says:

    I love the prints!! :)

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  55. DCRunner Says:

    I’m going to be a first time mommy in late May or early June, so I’ve been scouring your site to determine which cloth diaper route to go. Thanks for the wonderful resources!

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  56. Paula Says:

    I have been reading about softbums lately and really want to try one!

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  57. Lauren Simms Says:

    Would love to try a SoftBums Omni

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  58. Rebecca Keunen Says:

    I’d love to try a Thirsties Duo Diaper & a Softbum!

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  59. michelle fay Says:

    i already use these with the bamboo pods and love them! Would definitely love to add one more to my collection..

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  60. Melisal Carter Says:

    I’m due with my fourth baby in Feb. I think I’d really like to try the Omni SB one size with bamboo inserts, but would really be tickled with any of the SoftBums. I started cding almost 9 years ago, and cded my 3 kids. However, I haven’t done so since my youngest (now 4) was in them. THINGS HAVE CHANGED! LOL!

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  61. Lanae Trevino Says:

    I would like to try softbums

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  62. tarin Says:

    Disappointed again. They don’t do international shipping :( I would have loved to try softbums though. Ah well.

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  63. Mary Richards Says:

    I’d love to try the Monkey Doodlez Wipes Cubes! Those look amazing!

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  64. Belinda Connolly Says:

    I LOVE the BumGenius AIO’s, though they are being discontinued. I’d love to try the DryBees AIO to see how that works!

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  65. Leis roberts Says:

    Thank you SO much for your blog! I have learned so much and discovered some great websites along the way! Your ability to share your cd experiences are priceless for those of is just starting out! I try so hard to not feed into my desires to buy each and every cd-I often have to remind myself that part of our choice to cd was to SAVE money! Ha ha. Anyway I would love to win a soft bums diaper they look great!

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  66. Alicia L. Says:

    I haven’t done any research on the Softbums, but it sounds like a great diaper!

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  67. Jennifer B. Says:

    I would love to try Softbums! :)

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  68. Laurie Says:

    I’d love to try Softbums!

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  69. Brooke Collins Says:

    I would love to try a Softbums Omni after that great review! The giraffe print is adorable.

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  70. laura Says:

    I would like to try the itti bitti tutto!!

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  71. Lindsey Says:

    I have never tried the softbums diaper, but it sounds perfect for our family! That’s the diaper I would get from there site.

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  72. Tanya Sorem Says:

    I have been checking out the Softbums for a while now and am considering trying them out for my little one who is coming in December! This giveaway would be perfect to win :)

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  73. Martine Shoemaker Says:

    I’ll think I’ll have to agree with most of the rest. Itti Bitti D’lish AIO. I’ve been doing a lot of research lately and today was the first day I have come across them.

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  74. Elisheva Meier Says:

    Itti Bitti D’lish SIO would be great.

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  75. Lisa Says:

    I desperately want to try Softbums!! Of course, I have to wait until our newest addition arrives…=)

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  76. Shayla Says:

    What is the material on the inside of the Soft Bums? It says that you can just air it out between uses.

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  77. Lizzie B Says:

    I’d like to try the itti bittis or softbums.

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  78. stephanie graham Says:

    I would love to try the Softbums. I’ve heard great things about them!

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  79. Shannon Hensley Says:

    I really want to try the SoftBums since I’ve heard such great things about them from your blog and others. Thanks!

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  80. SAB Says:

    I’ll agree with all those others- the Itti Bitti D’lish AIO looks so nice!

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  81. Amanda Alvarado Says:

    I’d love to try the itti bitti d’lish. I love the Tutto so I’d love to try the d’lish next

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  82. Julie D. Says:

    I would love to try Softbums. I have a friend who uses them. I have two little ones in diapers…so excited! :) Also, I love the terms and conditions of the giveaway. :)

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  83. Nicole K Says:

    After the birth of our twins I am venturing into the cloth diapering world!! Still learning all the lingo. Your site is awesome, Thanks for all the help.

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  84. Melissa Agawa Says:

    I love the info this blog site provides. It is really easy to find what I’m looking for here and the information makes sense. I am totally new to pregnancy and parenting (well… I will be in March 2012). Thanks again!

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  85. Gwen Says:

    I’d like to try Softbums since she recommended it. :-)

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  86. Alicia Says:

    I’d love to try out the Softbums or the itti bitti!

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  87. megan Says:

    Thank you for the giveaway, would love to give Softbums a try!!

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  88. Emily Says:

    We would LOVE soft bums… I think this is such a great way to not waste!!!

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  89. Tara Says:

    I’m expecting my first in February and have been slowly building my stash! Softbums have been on my radar but I haven’t bought any yet – that’s what I would like to try!

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  90. Natalie Says:

    I love Softbums! You don’t have to convert me, I’m already converted!

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  91. Emilee Says:

    I would love to try out SoftBums. I’ve heard so many good things lately about them and would love to give them a try.

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  92. Katie Says:

    Softbums is the one diaper I want to buy to add to my stash before my next baby comes in February! Yes!

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  93. Krystyn Says:

    Since she suggested softbums, I’d like to try those.

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  94. Vas Says:

    I would love to try Softbums!!! I’ve heard such good things about them, they always have such good reviews.

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  95. Sara Myrick Says:

    We are building our first diaper stash and we want it to be really diverse so that we can really figure out what will work for our little miss squishy! We have a couple pockets but we would love to have some covers and fitteds/prefolds.

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  96. Dinikatres Says:

    Still on the quest but I am dying to try soft bums and something bamboo!! I loved my gdiapers for that reason but had other issues with them. Also used thirsties covers like an AI2 for three months since we have mostly bumgenius/kawaii/fuzzibunz. Hope I win! Thanks for the post!

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  97. julia Says:

    i’d love to try the itti bitti tutto diaper. :)

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  98. Lindsay Says:

    I have a very basic stash. I want to try them all!

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  99. Mrs. Smitty Says:

    I’d LOVE to have a BG4.0 in the new Dazzle or Sassy colors!

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