Little Bear Bums Review and Giveaway!

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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!

Sterling 7months in Little Bear Bums

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.

  • Become a fan of Little Bear Bums on Facebook
  • Tell Addie and Amy what you’d like to see them carry
  • Tell me the secret on how to get more sleep…hehehe

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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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148 Responses to “Little Bear Bums Review and Giveaway!”

  1. Emilee Says:

    Let’s see. How to get more sleep. Good question. How about take a short cat nap while little ones play. I’ve tried to do this but my little one just pulls my eyelids open. But maybe your kids are different :)

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  2. Theola Says:

    Ummmm, sleep… I think I remember that. No advice here, we’re still co-sleeping with our 18 month old and baby #4 is due in about a week and a half. Help!

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  3. Theola Says:

    I wish they carried wool covers!

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  4. Valerie Says:

    I wish I knew how to get more sleep! My daughter is almost 11 months and still wakes up 2-4 times a night.
    Cosleeping definitely helps. I usually hardly wake up when she nurses and I often feel somewhat rested even if I’ve had to wake up several times.
    Also, put your husband to work! My husband is a student so he doesn’t leave early in the morning for work, so if my daughter wakes up early or if we’ve had a rough night, he takes her for an hour or so and I get some extra sleep.

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  5. Valerie Says:

    I’d love to see them carry some extra absorbancy night time prefitteds, or doublers for nighttime

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  6. Autumn Beck Says:

    Added a picture :)

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  7. Abby Staves Says:

    Addie and Amy, I would love to see pictures of your diapers on a baby! Colored wipes would be nice, too, and the tie dyed diapers will be great to see. Have you thought of adding snaps to your diapers for those who may not want to pin/snappi? I would not worry about adding covers or snappies or other items to your site. There are a million places to get those things. Maybe post links to some of your favorite CD’ing sites to help newcomers.

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  8. Candace Robinson Says:

    I also agree co-sleeping is a way to get more sleep. I also keep a diaper next to the bed so night time changes are quick and easy. I put my small wetbag nearby for a place for the dirty diaper.

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  9. Heather Says:

    Getting sleep is tricky when you have a little one or one’s but sleeping when they sleep and getting help from family has been the most successfull for me. I also believe that the earlier you put your child to sleep the longer they will sleep, works for me anyway.

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  10. Candace Robinson Says:

    It would be nice to see some covers so I agree on that.

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  11. Candace Robinson Says:

    Became a fan on FB.

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  12. Carina Says:

    I’m a facebook fan. :)

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  13. Heather Says:

    I would definitely like to see covers! Also was thinking it would be cool if she was able to come up with her own version of a snappi. Wet bags would be cool too!

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  14. LesLee Parish Says:

    I’d love to see them carry bamboo prefitteds! Wow, that would be awesome! I have one prefitted that I got in a trade and I LOVE it. It has a minky outer and minky on the doubler.

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  15. LesLee Parish Says:

    I’m a facebook fan!

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  16. Kristin Says:

    To get more sleep…trick yourself into thinking you are sleeping by drinking coffee in the morning!

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  17. Kristin Says:

    A homemade Cloth Diaper detergent, or the fitted prefold for night, maybe with hemp in it?

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  18. Kristin Says:

    I am a FB fan

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  19. Teri s Says:

    My husband and I would take sleeping shifts, where we could not be disturbed. He would have a bottle of pumped milk ready while I slept through my shift. Now we are (mostly) sleeping through at 9 months! (I feel like a new woman!)

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  20. Teri s Says:

    I think cool covers would be great

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  21. Teri s Says:

    I am a FB fan

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  22. Amanda Says:

    Love the colors!!! What an awesome invention. LOVE IT!

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  23. Mikaela Says:

    My newest Technique for getting my 3 year old to sleep through the night is to take him to the “late swim (7pm)” at our local pool after dinner and then we bring the jammies to change into after and by the time we get home bedtime takes about fifteen mins and he sleeps through the night!!! and we co-sleep with DD(5mo.)

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  24. Michelle M Says:

    Don’t ask me about sleep :) Right now, my idea of a good sleep in a few hours in a row. (I have a seven week old).

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  25. Michelle M Says:

    I would definitely love to see some eco-friendly covers.

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  26. Nicole Says:

    So excited! Just became a FB fan and already shopping!!!! DANGEROUS!

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  27. Angie Says:

    I’m a FB fan of LBB. As was already mentioned I would love to see them carry detergent & covers, but it would be nice if they carried snappis as well since you need them or pins to use the diaper :) As for sleep: If you aren’t a co-sleeper (my hubbie is scared he’ll squish the wee one) an oversize chair or chase lounge that you can stretch out on during feedings can help you catch a few zzz’s while you are feeding your little one :)

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  28. Mikaela Says:

    They need to carry Covers, Pail Liners, and Snappi’s or pins!!!

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  29. Nicole Says:

    I am on FB!
    Were just starting to get our almost 1 yr old to sleep the night….Most of the time i co-sleep or a trip in the car works for us.
    I would like to see some covers!!!
    Thanks!!!

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  30. Nicole Says:

    I have been searching ALL over for prefitteds for our 1 year old and nb on the way! We also have also been blessed with babies chunky thighs and although I LOVE prefolds, I have had the same issues with leakage! Now that we have stinky pockets…ugh!…. I have been looking all over for prefitteds without luck! This post was made just for me!!! ;) Thanks Autumn for your fabulous timing!!!!!
    As for the sleep….hmmm…. we used a bassinet for a really long time in our room (I put him to sleep in his crib, but moved him in with us when we went to bed) so that I barely had to wake up to feed #2, we both went back to sleep much faster and I hardly noticed that I even woke up!

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  31. Kristie Says:

    Sleep is a tough one… My youngest didn’t sleep through until he weaned at 19 months. It was a long tough time. Aside from that, perhaps dad can do a bit of the night time soothing.

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  32. Kristie Says:

    Covers would be great to go with those cute prefitteds :)

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  33. Kristie Says:

    I became a FB fan.

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  34. Krista Says:

    I’m now a FB fan:) Thanks for the cool offer!!

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  35. Heather McKinnon Says:

    i’d love to see them carry some detergent that they would use for their diapers. Also some covers would be good too :)

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  36. Heather McKinnon Says:

    Sleep? whats that? lol ;)
    I get the most sleep when Nena and Papa (my mom and dad) take the girls for a sleep over. I am very lucky to have them close by! Thats my Solution. :)

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  37. Heather McKinnon Says:

    I’m a FB fan of LBB

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  38. Leah Says:

    Hmm, covers added to the inventory would be a good idea. Along those lines would be soakers and/or longies or a really cute pattern for some. I know that’s a stretch, though.

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  39. Leah Says:

    The secret I have has already been mentioned, co-sleeping! :)

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  40. Leah Says:

    I became a fan on Facebook! :)

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  41. Heather Says:

    Sleep when the babies sleep!

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  42. Heather Says:

    If they did Bamboo prefitteds…that would be stellar!

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  43. Erin Says:

    I love all the colors!
    As for the more sleep, when you find the answer to that one let me know! My 14 month old still gets up in the middle of the night to nurse!

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  44. Jennifer Says:

    FB Fan
    Covers to go with them would be GREAT!
    More sleep-ship the off to the trusted relative

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  45. Kelly Says:

    Sleep? I just decided sleep was over-rated and then didn’t miss it as much! Also, co-sleeping! I would have been a walking zombie if it wasn’t for co-sleeping.

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  46. Kelly Says:

    Carry some covers please!

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  47. Kelly Says:

    I am a FB fan.

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  48. Ruth Says:

    I would love to see covers! ruth dot gray at gmail dot com

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  49. Ruth Says:

    I am a million months pregnant, so I am not a good resource for sleep (and won’t be for some time). I say get the kids out of the house! thanks
    Ruth dot gray at gmail dot com

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  50. Danielle M Says:

    To get more sleep?? I’d love to know, too. I’d say a nice drink and headphones to block noise would help.

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  51. Danielle M Says:

    Covers would be awesome!

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  52. Danielle M Says:

    I’m a FB fan.

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  53. Randi Says:

    My advise for some serious sleep is to read and follow On Becoming Babywise. I know tons of moms think it is not a good plan, but I can attest to two children that take regular naps and have slept 12+ hours at night from about 12 weeks old. I love this book :-)

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  54. Randi Says:

    I’d like to see them carry some snappis so we’d have one stop shopping! And, I’d love to see some pics of their cute diapers on a baby :-)

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  55. Wendy Says:

    These sound really awesome and still affordable. I like to use prefolds, but I have the same problem that Addie had – a daughter with chunky thighs. I think this could be the solution.

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  56. Erin Says:

    I’d like to see some wool soakers and longies. I’ve been looking for a good selection EVERYWHERE, and it’s hard to figure out what I want.

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  57. Randi Says:

    I am a facebook fan!

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  58. Erin Says:

    How to get more sleep? Turn off the electricity to your house after the kids go to bed. (I’m seriously suffering from too much good stuff on the DVR and a million things I want to look at online these days.)

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  59. AJ Says:

    covers and snappis would be helpful for new to cloth diapers people. I think my husband would actually use your prefold/fitteds.

    Get more sleep? Early bedtimes (7pm ) then you go to sleep as soon after as possible! Or, let the daddies do kiddy duty in the morning and catch some more zzzs. – good luck with that.

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  60. karen Says:

    Also carry some snappis!

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  61. karen Says:

    carry some cute covers!

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  62. karen Says:

    I’m a Fb Fan!!

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  63. Amber Says:

    Wow, what a great idea. The products look great. I might have to order some just to try them out!

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  64. Melissa Says:

    Let’s see, how to get more sleep . . . make your own clocks in which you add an hour to the day, and that can be the hour your husband takes charge and you sleep. It’d be a little while before you got too off the schedule of the rest of the world . . .

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  65. melissa Says:

    i am a facebook fan!

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  66. Melissa Says:

    I’d love to see you creative cats make some recycled wool covers from thrifted sweaters!

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  67. Kim Says:

    I’m a Facebook fan. :)

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  68. Melissa Says:

    I’m a fan on facebook.

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  69. Kristen Says:

    Hmmm…secret to getting more sleep?

    Have Less children. (I’m one to talk w/ 4!!) ;-)
    Send children to relatives for a night
    Expend all of childrens’ energy possible. Bathe & immediately put to bed before they get second wind.
    Wear earplugs (Not necessarily adviseable)
    Go to sleep as soon as kiddos are asleep. No more “just one more blog” or “I’ll get off twitter in a minute”…..AS SOON AS THEY ARE ASLEEP GO TO BED! ;-)

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  70. Sarah J. Says:

    If you find the secret to getting more sleep I would love it if you would share– tips for me or my 13 month old son! :o) (Not a fan of cry-it-out with him.) Seems like the secret to more sleep is like the elusive fountian of youth or the 7 cities of gold!

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  71. Kristen Says:

    I would like to see covers or maybe pocket diapers to be able to vary the absorbency. I left a comment as such on their facebook!

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  72. Carol Says:

    You can get more sleep if you co-sleep. No more getting out of bed to breastfeed baby!

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  73. Carol Says:

    I am a facebook fan

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  74. Carol Says:

    Would love to see wool covers.

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  75. Kristen Says:

    I hope that not being able to use them wasn’t because you had sent your snappi to me!! I am still ever so grateful….and loving cloth diapers!! I have become a facebook fan of theirs. My facebook name is Kristen Heartfull.

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  76. Becky G Says:

    I’d love to see each of the individual diapers colors separately. also… covers! I love the price of these dipes tho, great deal!! :)

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  77. Becky G Says:

    get more sleep by setting a bedtime for YOURSELF and sticking to it. A relaxing bath right before helps me too :)

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  78. Becky G Says:

    I am a Facebook fan!

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  79. Anjuli Says:

    To get more sleep take a mini vacation

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  80. Tonya Kubo Says:

    How to get more sleep: Send the kids away and enjoy a mug of valerian tea :-D

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  81. Anjuli Says:

    I would love to see some covers

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  82. Anjuli Says:

    I’m a FB fan

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  83. Tonya Kubo Says:

    I would like to see them carry covers, detergent and Snappis. I’m a big fan of sites that allow me the ability to do one-stop shopping.

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  84. Vanessa Says:

    My trick for getting some extra sleep is to have my sister, who loves my kids, stay with me for a couple of days and take care of the kids in the morning while I sleep in. However, she is getting married next month so I will be looking for a new way to get some sleep.

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  85. Melody Says:

    the secret to more sleep: I think getting off the computer would probably help me:)

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  86. Jennifer B Says:

    How to get more sleep. Hmmm… My suggestion is to nap WITH the baby. Nothing like the “all natural” pacifier method to keep a baby snoozing longer, and hey… it involves you laying in the dark room with them. It helps a bit. :)

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  87. Melody Says:

    I’m currently on the search for some new aio diapers…I’d like it if they carried those:)

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  88. Melody Says:

    I became a fan on facebook

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  89. Vanessa Says:

    I would like to see them carry a wet bag, for on-the-go cloth diapering.

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  90. Jennifer B Says:

    I think they definitely need to carry some covers, so you can be totally outfitted without shopping at various places.

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  91. Jennifer B Says:

    I became a FB fan of LBB!

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  92. Sarah J. Says:

    I love their colored diapers. I would like to see a few covers or something to cover their diapers.

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  93. Sarah J. Says:

    I am a Facebook fan.

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  94. momof3munchkins Says:

    How to get more sleep: send the kids to Grandma’s for a night or two! :)

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  95. momof3munchkins Says:

    I would like to see them carry some covers!

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  96. momof3munchkins Says:

    I am a FB fan!

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