Winner chosen: Congratulations, Jennifer B!
Almost a month ago I received a very well dressed set of cloth diapers in the mail. What do I mean by well-dressed? The cloth diapers came wrapped in tissue paper and tied up with string and a nice note alongside. It means so much when a wahm goes the extra step.
Little Bear Bums cloth diapers are prefolds repurposed into a snapless prefitted. They also contain a soaker similar to the bum genius organic in look.
If you aren’t familiar with the term prefitted, it is a prefold with elastic added at the legs to create more of a “fitted” fit. Little Bear Bums can be fastened with a snappi or pins. I wasn’t able to use the gorgeously dyed LBB cloth diapers for almost 2 weeks because I had donated my snappi!
When I finally got a snappi in from Leslie (Cloth Diaper Superstore) I started using the Little Bear Bums diapers. The first time to use them I was not able to get a snug fit for a few reasons: 1) Sterling is skinny 2) I never use prefolds or a snappi 3) I probably got the wrong size.
However, once I went to use the set for the second time I got a much better fit! I folded down the back and the front then snappied to get a tight fit.
The absorbency was a bit more than just a prefold because of the added soaker. But don’t expect to leave your baby in it for hours at a time. Promptly changing your baby’s diaper after they pee will prevent any leaks.
The main benefit to me for using Little Bear Bums cloth diapers is the trimness. I use an sbish wool soaker as a cover and with pants on it is like Sterling is wearing underwear.
Little Bear Bums cloth diapers are an EXCELLENT choice for your baby and your wallet. They are affordable ($8 or $9), simple, cute, trim, and are almost one sized. I have a size 2 and it could easily fit a baby 6months – potty training.
One of my favorite parts of running this blog is getting to know the moms behind the diapers. I have spoken with Addie via email and she sent me this bio about Little Bear Bums diapers:
My sister-in-law, Amy, and I started using cloth diapers at about the same time. And we both had started with Prefolds/Covers. Over the first few months, I decided to try a few pocket diapers and fitteds, but wasn’t very happy. I wanted a simple laundry routine where I didn’t have to treat some things differently than others, but I wanted an economical solution.
I liked that the prefolds were cotton but I had a VERY chunky-legged daughter and could never quite get the prefolds to fit right around her thighs and it wasn’t unusual (even with different folding techniques) to have poop leak out around her legs.
So, I started brainstorming about how I could turn my prefolds into an economical, durable, WORKING solution. I cut and sewed a few of my diapers, showed Amy, and she decided to make some changes to my design and make some herself. Over time, and MANY changes the Little Bear Bum diaper evolved. After using them ourselves for a while, we thought maybe other people would like to try them out too!
We also make cloth wipes and “Mama Cloth”. We’ve recently had a lot of locals say that they wish we carried all the things they would need to cloth diaper (which we don’t yet) but we’ve recently joined up with a local soap/bath product maker and she’s created some wipe solution cubes and a cloth-diaper-safe diaper rash balm.
As for US, we’re sisters-in-law, married to 2 brothers. I, Addie, have 1 daughter, Hailey who’s 17 months old. Amy has 3 children, a 4 year old boy, a 2 year old girl and baby girl who’ll be 1 in a week.
Addie and Amy are living the cloth diaper journey. They saw a “problem” and created a solution. If you can get me to like prefolds you know you’ve done something right!
Little Bear Bums would love to bless one reader with a set of 3 diapers. Submit one comment for each entry requirement.
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