May 11, 2015

Product Spotlight Best Bottoms Dragon Scales


Have you had a chance to check out the new limited edition Dragon Scales cover from Best Bottoms? It's new here at Cloth Diaper Outlet and I couldn't resist getting one for my son, and wanted to share my thoughts on it with you! 


My first impression was that it's even prettier in real life than on the computer screen. I love the geeky twist on classic rainbow colors and how cheerful it looks on my son. 
I also love how easy it is to use.
Best Bottoms Dragon Scales covers cleverly come with the female end of a snap near each end of the cover, so if you use a Best Bottoms insert, it snaps right in, but there's nothing poking up if you'd rather use a prefold or other absorbent option instead!
I really love how the Best Bottoms inserts fit though and am actually really tempted to get one more Best Bottoms Dragon Scales cover and several more inserts so when we travel this can be our go to option-having to bring along just the snap in inserts for each diaper change with just one or two covers means there's very little bulk in my wetbag!

I'm also very impressed with the price point. Covers are $19.95 and inserts are $3.95, so if you got 6 covers plus 24 small inserts, 20 medium inserts, and 16 large inserts, you'd end up with like an entire diapering stash from birth to potty training for just about $350. 

So overall, I'd say it fits well, looks really cute, and is a fantastic option for traveling to far off lands. I'd definitely recommend it for princes and princesses everywhere! But get it now before the fairytale ends. This diaper is limited edition and once upon a time won't last forever!

May 7, 2015

Thrifty Thursday 5/7/2015

On Thursdays we want to help you save money by sharing the latest deals, coupon codes, and new additions to the outlet section of Cloth Diaper Outlet! Here are some of our favorite ways to save money at Cloth Diaper Outlet this week:


Coupons 
Use code "over40" to get a free diaper cover with all orders over $40!

Sales & Clearance

If your family has as much congestion from springtime allergies as mine, you may need a BabyComfyNose Nasal Aspirator on sale for $13.50!

Fuzzibunz perfect size cloth diaper in cotton candy, size XS, only $8.95! If you or someone you know is having a baby girl sometime soon, you totally need this. It's recommended for preemies through 4 months old and would be so darling on a brand new baby!!


Whooo needs a super cute new wetbag? Logan+Lenora wetbags are on sale for $14.40!


These melon colored Knickernappies custom fit pocket diapers seem just right for summer and are on sale for (and so are the other colors!).


New Outlet

We have one pair of third quality Superundies pull-on training pants in wild orchid fairy 3xl for $5 due to a hole near the waistband. This could be a fantastic deal for someone willing to do a minor repair!


Gently Used Outlet
There are some fun finds in the used outlet section too, like three WAHM Ai2's for $16.80 each and an amazing variety of covers from great brands like Bummis, Econobum, gPants, Thirsties, Wolbybug, and more, from $3.88 to $13.48! 

Quantities may be extremely limited for outlet and clearance products and we make no guarantees that they are in still in stock by the time you are reading this!

May 4, 2015

May the Fourth Be With You

Can we predict your cloth diaper personality by your favorite Star Wars character? Check out our predictions below and let us know in the comments if yours is a good fit!

If you love R2D2...

You know good things come in small packages, especially small grayish packages with white accents. You'll love Imagine Newborn Diaper in Ring a Ding.

If you love Yoda...


You know there's wisdom in the old ways, and that sometimes the best path is the one your elders took before you. And that the color green is often indicative of awesomeness! Love Diaper service quality Indian prefolds, you will.

If you love C-3PO...

You like clean lines, elegance, and metallics. Lots of metallic. You'll love the Wolbybug Platinum Diaper Cover.

If you love Chewbacca...

You like a cozy, Earthy vibe, and a blue sky above. You'll love the organic BumGenius Elemental in Moonbeam.

If you love Leia...

You know that sometimes something polyester, white, and fitted is just what you need to have strength and endurance while looking sweet. You'll love the Thirsties Duo Fitted in White.

If you love Han...

You play by your own rules and are passionate about flight. You'll love GroVia Snap Cover in Drift.

If you love Luke...

You know that good things happen when you combine the rustic simplicity of a farm with modern technology. You'll love the Wolbybug AIO in Farm.

If you love Vader...

You want a diaper that's dark and edgy like your favorite villain. You'll love Applecheeks envelope cover in Lake Echo (which unstuffs itself in the washer. Perhaps the force at work?!?).

May the Fourth (and the Force!) be with you!

April 22, 2015

Earth Day: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle with Cloth Diaper Outlet!

One of the best things about cloth diapering is how it supports us in our mission to reduce, reuse, and recycle!

Reduce
The average disposable diaper user goes through more than 2,500 diapers in their baby's first year according to Kids Growth. Those disposable diapers require a large amount of water, not to mention paper, plastic, and other materials, to manufacture, package, ship, and sell, only to be hauled away to landfills after a single use.

If using a one-size diaper that fits from birth to potty training, a cloth diapering family could easily get by with two dozen or fewer diapers! So about 1/100th as many diapers as a disposable user would go through in a single year!

Reuse


Besides reusing cloth diapers multiple times for the same child, cloth diapers can also be reused by younger siblings and other relatives and friends, or sold to friends and others on local swaps or sold back to Cloth Diaper Outlet! The Cloth Diaper Outlet trade-in program is actually the source of the majority of the diapers in the used outlet section, where you can buy and reuse diapers that are already pre-loved but have more life left in them. 

Recycle
When cloth diapers are no longer usable as cloth diapers, PUL parts may be able to be recycled as swim diapers, mama cloth, or toy storage bags, and prefolds or inserts may be used as cleaning rags!

Are cloth diapers part of your family's commitment to taking care of the Earth? Do you have any creative ideas for recycling old cloth diapers? Let us know in the comments below!

April 6, 2015

Cloth Diapers Decoded: Fitted, Sized, and One-Size Diapers


Cloth diaper lingo can be confusing! But anytime you see the "Cloth Diapers Decoded" logo above, you'll know we are here with a post to help clarify things for you! Have a cloth diaper word, phrase, or expression you'd like us to clarify in a future post? Leave us a comment below and we will do our best to make it happen!
We want to start with three types of diapers that sound remarkably similar but are actually quite different! 

Sized


What it means: A diaper that is not size adjustable. 
Pros: Awesome fit, easy to use (don't have to figure out which sets of snaps to use), less wear and tear (so may last for more kids than a one-size diaper), available in sizes below and above the range of most one-size diapers
Cons: Not very adjustable, need new stash for each size

One Size


What it means: A diaper that is "one-size fits many/all". Usually has snaps to adjust the rise and the waist, and some even use buttonhole elastic to make the leg hole openings also adjustable. Weight ranges vary by manufacturer and style. 
Pros: Versatile, can be used the entire time your child is in diapers, depending on the kid and the diaper.
Cons: Can be confusing to put on, may endure more wear and tear and therefore last for fewer kids

Fitted


What it means: A diaper that is shaped like a typical diaper and snaps to fit (or uses hook & loop closure) but consists soley of absorbent material. 
Pros: very absorbent, stays put well, breathable
Cons: no waterproof layer so needs a cover to be waterproof, can be expensive depending on brand

As you can see, these similar sounding types of diapers are actually quite different, and fitteds can be either sized or one-size! If you have more questions about these types of diapers or any others you'd like to see decoded in the future, leave us a comment below!

April 1, 2015

Federal Government Bans Cloth Diaper sales in US effective 4/1/2015

You may have wondered why we were so quiet all March. Well, we have been waiting to hear the outcome of some government negotiations regarding cloth diapers. Unfortunately, things did not go in our favor. Effective today, April 1st, 2015, the sale of cloth diapers is banned in the USA. The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Federal Drug Administration are currently in negotiations to determine whether cloth diapers can be allowed in the future, and if so who will govern their regulations (the CPSC regulates baby clothes, baby carriers, and other gear; the FDA regulates cloth menstrual pads and anything else classified as a "medical device"). Cloth Diaper Outlet has filed with a federal judge and been granted a temporary one day injunction against this ban to sell remaining stock. Use code "AprilFools" to get 4% off any order today only.








*PS Please check today's calendar, and do not contact your elected officials!! 
*PPS Please share with your friends in keeping with the spirit of the day ;)

February 27, 2015

White and Gold or Blue and Black?

By now you've probably heard about the dress picture on tumblr that's breaking the Internet and baffling professors of optometry. Personally, I'm magical and can see both color combinations, depending on the angle of my laptop screen! Numbers I've seen in general indicated that about 2/3 to 3/4 of people perceive the dress as white with gold lace, and only about a quarter see it as blue with black lace (which seem to be the actual color, even though the picture doesn't consistently look that way to most of us!).

But there's good news! No matter what color the dress looks to you, we've got a diaper to match! 

How cute are these Simplex all-one-one diapers in Jungle Jam and Elephant? I love them both!!
So...are you team white & gold, or black & blue?!?


February 26, 2015

Thrifty Thursday 2/26/15

On Thursdays we want to help you save money by sharing the latest deals, coupon codes, and new aditions to the outlet section of Cloth Diaper Outlet! Here are some of our favorite ways to save money at Cloth Diaper Outlet this week:

Coupons 

Use code "FreeWallet" to get a free diaper wallet with any purchase of $50 or more!
 
 
Sales & Clearance

It's not too late to scoop up a Fuzzibunz Perfect Size Pocket Diaper in Cotton Candy, size XS for the amazing price of $8.95. This diaper would be soooo sweet on a newborn!!


Grovia Wetbags in red sunset are also still available, for an amazing  price of $4.75!

New Outlet

Reviewers have called the Knickernappies Stay Dry Nursing Pads in Hot Pink or Seaspray available for $7.95 "a must-have"!


And damaged packaging means you could score a great deal on a Diva cup! We have a size two available for only $34.49!

Gently Used Outlet
There is currently a great assortment of cloth trainers available in the used outlet section from Bambino Mio, Bluberry, Fuzzibunz, Happy Heinys, SuperUndies, and more, from $2 to $17.97 depending on brand, color, style, and condition!

Quantities may be extremely limited for outlet and clearance products and we make no guarantees that they are in still in stock by the time you are reading this!

February 23, 2015

New Product Alert: Best Bottoms Dragon Scales available for pre-ordersoon!!!

UPDATE: Pre-Order for Dragon Scales is currently open here

Here ye, here ye! Fair maidens and future knights in shining armor can all rejoice over this upcoming diaper release:

Cloth Diaper Outlet is pleased to announced we will soon be carrying Best Bottoms diaper covers in their gorgeous new limited edition print, Dragon Scales. Dragon Scales will be available for pre-order later this week for $19.95 and should arrive sometime near the middle of March, so watch the Cloth Diaper Outlet Facebook page and Twitter feed for the link once they're up!

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