2009, has seen the release of many new cloth diaper designs. But how many of them broke into the top 10 best sellers?
Topping my favorite stores of 2009 is Banana Peels Diapers, owned by Heather Lent. Besides the great layout and super color scheme (which I am nerdy enough to care about), Heather carries an amazing amount of inventory. Every time I do a post with product recommendations Banana Peels is where I look first.
Heather began cloth diapering 4.5 years ago with her daughter Liana. Since then she has had a son cloth diapered from the get-go and is currently pregnant with #3. She revealed to me that she started her newborn stash before she was even pregnant…*gasp* I would never do that! Anyone else wonder where the name Banana Peels came from? Banana is Liana’s nickname and she wanted a store name that was “different and original, so Banana Peels seemed to fit the bill.”
I asked Heather if she would send me a list of her top 10 sellers of 2009. Sure I could tell you my favorites, but you’ve heard them a million times already! It’s not a surprise though to see most of these on the list…and of course my favorites are there (I’ve added some comments in parenthesis)
My #1 seller is the prefold, good ole basic workhorse prefold.
#2 the ever popular bumGenius 3.0, the gateway diaper, the diaper that starts off many mama’s addiction to cloth diapers – and dads too.
#3 bumGenius Organic AIO – I was so excited when this diaper was released. I had been on the hunt for a snap AIO with natural fibers for quite a while and this diaper fit the bill perfectly. Trim and great fitting, one size – can’t ask for more! (I completely agree with Heather. That’s why it’s my favorite.)
#4 Gro Baby – My son potty learned earlier this year and this was the last diaper I got to “test” on him. The Gro Baby is the absolute only diaper I allowed in my stash with a velcro/aplix closure. Love it, easy to use and organic.
#5 Rumparooz – (I love this diaper! The “poop scoop” makes this diaper the most innovating in the industry, in my opinion. I can’t wait to use the Lil’ Joey in the future.)
#6 Goodmama – My husband is not allowed to touch the goodmamas! He never seems to snap them right and no matter how many times I remind him – they need a cover! There have been many times a pair of “regular” pants have made their way over a coverless GM – hmmm wonder why the pants are wet sweetie?? (MINE TOO!)
#7 Fuzzi Bunz – tried and true favorite. I still have my original Fuzzi Bunz from 4.5 years ago.
#8 Sbish Magic Diaper – a nighttime diaper that truly lives up to it’s name! Absolutely perfect w/ sbish wool. (This is our nighttime diaper. Never a leak–even after 14 hours)
#9 SmartiPants Economical, no unstuffing, sturdy snaps.
#10 Flip – Last but not least, introduced late in the year. Sure to be at the top of the list next year. (My favorite right there next to the bum genius organic aio.)
Out of the top 10 sellers 4 of them were release in 2009! And sorta technically you could say 5 of them because Sbish Magic Diaper was released to retailers Jan.6th (Erin had them available on her site prior to this). That is awesome!
Congratulations to Gro Baby, Rumparooz G2, Sustainablebabyish, SmartiPants, and Flip (Cottonbabies)!