Monday, December 28, 2009

MailBox Mondays

I hope everyone had a great Christmas holiday!

Tereson answers more MailBox Monday questions:

"What are some of your hobbies and do you find that they contribute to or compete with your creative projects?"

"What is your background? Were you in sales or marketing or were you just a mom with an idea?

Click Here to ask Tereson a question.
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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

MailBox Monday

Hey all you Fuzzi Lovers!

Tereson has been sick so we were unable to film a video for our Mailbox Monday segment.  But don't fret - she has written the answers to the questions so you can get your juicy cloth diapering tips for the week!

Andrea said:
Did you have any other names in mind when you were looking to name your brand of diapers? (the name is so cute, by the way!)

Thank you very much, but I never had any other names in mind.  Things tend to just pop into my head so I can remember I was at my mom's house, I can remember what I was wearing and what I was doing when the name just popped into my head.  The reasoning behind that was because they are fuzzi, they are made of fleece, and they go on a baby's bottom, like bunz... I thought it was cute, everyone else agreed, so I just went with it and never considered any other name.

Kelly said:
What are the top three things I can do to ensure that my Fuzzi Bunz don't leak?

Excellent question, so happy to answer this one!  

1. Proper Laundering
Launder as it says on the care tag.  What is most important is to not use too much detergent. You need to use biodegradable  detergents or detergents that we recommend (**see list of recommended detergents at end of blog**) and have tested that will not put a lot of residue on your diapers.  If there is too much residue or too much perfume on the diapers, they will tend to start repelling liquid (urine) and they may leak.  Detergent choice is really important.

2.  Proper Fit
Please, always very important, do not be afraid to fasten the diaper snugly on your baby.  People tend to leave too much room in the leg area.  Fasten the leg snaps (the bottom row of snaps) first and make sure you have a very secure setting. Again, do not be too afraid to get a snug fit, it will not cut off circulation on your baby's legs, I promise you, but it will prevent leaking.

3.  Enough absorbency in pocket for time period
Make sure you have enough inserts in the pocket for the amount of time your baby will be in a diaper.  Some babies are heavy wetters, they drink a lot, they are on a fluid kick, they are nursing more than they did 3 months ago, etc., be sure to have enough inserts in the pocket.  Overnight, you might want to double up on the inserts.  Our inserts are very absorbent - they are 4 layers thick.  One insert will probably last 2.5 -3 hours, so if your baby sleeps all night, 2 inserts are recommended.  Also, remember to double stuff your pocket diapers if you will be out for a long period of time, or if you cant change right away, and you will be fine.  

**For mainstream store bought detergents stay away from dyes or perfumes - especially scents. This may interact with urine and cause a foul odor. Tide Free and Arm and Hammer Free are two that we recommend. Arm and Hammer would be my first choice since it does have the odor controlling power of Baking Soda. To be more environmental - and best ensure that you have a "residue free" diape - more "natural" brands of detergent are recommended. These are 7th Generation and Ecover. Both can be bought at any health food or Natural Grocer. For more specific "diaper recommended" detergents that can be bought through diaper retailers we recommend the number one brand that we put our name on Vaska for FuzziBunz® but Allen's Naturally,Charlies Soap, and Rockin Green Soap all work very well at preventing build up and keeping your diapers smelling clean.**

Again thank you to all who submitted questions.  If you would like to submit a question for MailBox Monday, click here!

You have all week to submit questions, one per week please!
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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

FuzziBunz Holiday Card Contest Winners

We had such a difficult time choosing the winner of the Holiday Card Contest because all the entries were so cute! Too many cute baby bums!!

Initially, we were going to only choose 1 winner and 2 runners up.  However, because we had such a wonderful response, we picked 1 winner, 2 runners up, and 15 honorable mentions!!

Thanks for all of you who submitted photos - we plan on doing this again soon.  We love our Fuzzi Fans!

Grand Prize Winner!

1st Runner Up

2nd Runner Up

Honorable Mentions:

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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Mailbox Monday Videos

Hey ya'll!!

I'm really exited for you all to see this video of Tereson answering MailBox Monday questions as she is on location in New Orleans! It looks like she had an amazing time at the Saints game!

This week's winners are:
Robin said...
What do you think is the biggest obstacle in getting the parenting masses to consider or convert to cloth?

Amy said... My girl is getting ready to start solids soon, meaning stinky poo! When we are out, there usually aren't good facilities for those of us who use cloth diapers (and I can't bring myself to dunk a diaper in a public toilet). Do you have any suggestions for minimizing the stink when carrying around dirty diapers?

Keep sending in your questions!
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