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All About Blueberry Simplex Cloth Diapers – Features & Review

Have you ever considered adding a Blueberry Simplex cloth diaper to your stash?  Wondering if that higher price tag is really worth it and what’s so great about them anyway?  Let’s explore the features of the Simplex so you will know whether it’s right for you.

First let us say that there are two kinds of Blueberry Simplex diapers.  The Newborn Simplex (6-16lbs) and the One Size Simplex (12-35lbs).

Newborn Blueberry Simplex
The Newborn Simplex is by far our most popular and best selling newborn diaper for a reason.  A tongue style all-in-one, it goes on easily, washes well and dries fast. 8200-S-peri  Complete with umbilical cord snap down it fits tiny babies very well.  It features cotton on the inside and natural fabrics against the bum are an excellent choice when it comes to newborns.  Why?  Because it absorbs very quickly preventing leaks.  Since newborns are often on their backs, sometimes they can’t pee with enough force to make it through a synthetic stay-dry layer like micro-suede or fleece.  The Simplex prevents that problem with the natural cotton interior. The Newborn Simplex also tends to fit babies for longer as far as newborn diapers go.  This means you can get more bang for your buck so to speak and your baby will be able to wear them longer for the investment you put in.  We often have clients that can wear these diapers for up to 3months or more where other newborn diapers will top out around baby’s 8th week (roughly 10lbs).  Certainly the highlight of all the newborn diapers we carry, you will be very pleased to have at least a few of these in your collection.  They are perfect for days out on the town and newborn photo shoots too.  Browse them all here.

But, who should not consider a Newborn Blueberry Simplex?  If you have a history of big babies 10lbs or over, then just jump right to one size diapers.  Or only get a few newborn diapers for photo shoots.  Micro-preemies will also not benefit from these diapers until they are bigger.  Preemie prefolds or LilJoeys are a better option in this circumstance.

One Size Blueberry Simplex
First of all, Blueberry’s products get a thumbs up and gold star for being a mom-invented product, a mom-run company and a high quality diaper made domestically right in the USA.  Right there are three fantastic reasons to choose this brand in general.  But feature wise there’s a lot of reasons to add a One Size Blueberry Simplex to your diaper stash.  Personally, I’m non committal with whether I prefer natural fabric on my kids’ bums or whether I like a stay dry layer.  This diaper calms my bi-polar mania.  A tongue style all-in-one, it is almost identical to it’s tiny Newborn Simplex twin – BUT, one panel of the cotton insert is stay-dry fleece.  So, since the insert is free on one end and attached at the other, you can have cotton on the bum if you stuff the insert in the pocket, or you can have stay-dry fleece on the bum if you simply lay the insert on top.  Two options in one diaper and you can change your mind on a whim.  Here’s a video so you can see what I mean:

Now what else is different about this diaper?  Well it’s called a ‘one size’.  Most one size diapers say they fit from 7 or 8lbs until potty learning.  In reality your average one size diaper begins to fit a baby well around 10lbs regardless of what the tag says.  With Blueberry however, the one size Simplex won’t begin fitting until a full 12lbs.  That’s a big baby right?  Yes it is.  Blueberry One Size Simplex won’t begin to fit your little until about 3 months of age. Why?  Because they want you to buy the Newborn Simplex first of course lol.  So really in all seriousness, this diaper is a great option if you are starting to cloth diaper an older baby.  If you’re intent on beginning with a newborn, look for other options to fill that newborn-3month gap or invest in the Newborn Simplex to start cloth diapering straight from the hospital.  925541_1438549829746435_1942357903_n

Let’s take a minute now to talk poop containment.  See how the legs are sewn on a Blueberry Simplex?  They are turned, but not top-stitched if you want to use the seamstress lingo, so the material lays like this against the leg (see pic on the side).  Hello containment!  This design holds in the messes second only to double gussets such as those found on Rumparooz and Nuggles. Nothing gets by the Simplex, not even the runny stuff.  Seriously, test it out, they’re bullet proof.

The One Size Blueberry Simplex is also trim fitting and fast to dry with a snap down rise for easy size adjustment and snap closures to keep it on your little tyke.  Snaps by the way are better than velcro in my opinion.  Way harder for baby to rip off than velcro if you have a baby who’d rather be a nudist.  The snap down rise is easy to adjust.  Just set it and leave it.  It stays snapped to the setting where you put it even in the wash, so no re-snapping each time you use it.  But yet easy to change on the fly if you’re using the same set of diapers for a smaller baby and a toddler simultaneously (think less packing for the diaper bag with two kids).

8899-monkeys_flat72dpiAnd fit?  Here’s one of my favorite features.  Blueberry prides themselves on having one of the most anatomically-correct diapers available on the market. No sagging, bunching or stuff sticking out. It’s narrow through the crotch.  Great for movers, crawlers and toddlers with quick little legs for less chaffing potential.  And come on tell me that Blueberry does not have some of the best prints in the entire cloth diaper industry.  So cute.  Why wouldn’t you want to color coordinate an outfit with any of these beauties.  Check them all out here.

Aside from the awesome diaper though, Margarita, founder of Blueberry Diapers and mom of four is one impressive lady.  A self proclaimed ‘leading expert in pee-and-poop management’ she has a sense of humor but also a passion for ethical business practices.  Margarita takes seriously the responsibility of making sure Blueberry Diapers are 100% safe for babies. They source their fabrics from the USA whenever possible, use latex-free elastics and ensure all materials are free from any contaminants – guaranteed to be free from lead, pthalates and BPA.  People are on their radar too.  Blueberry offers 100% coverage for all full time employees, and nobody works more than 40 hours a week.  No Chinese sweat shops making these diapers, you can count on that. Practices like these create jobs, ensure the welfare of others and contribute to thriving communities.

All these reasons are why we personally use and love Blueberry Simplex diapers and why we carry them here at Cloth Diaper Kids.  We love them and we’re confident you will too.

 

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Welcome Nuggles! and the Nordica Collection

Do you know what I like more than the diapers I sell?  The owners behind the brands that we carry.  The amazing Moms (and Dads) that design and launch creative diapering solutions for our little ones.  That’s why the newest brand to join Cloth Diaper Kids’ innovative line-up of diapers is Nuggles! Modern Cloth Diapers.10965823_10153051592969804_1222125076_n

Cherelle is the Canadian Mommy Mastermind behind these brilliantly designed diapers.  She’s spunky and dedicated; truly creative with an eye for quality details.  But what really impressed me about Nuggles! is Cherelle’s commitment to manufacturing her diapers ethically.   She ensures clean, safe, responsible, fair-wage manufacturing and is proud to employ women and families in both their overseas facilities and their company operations headquartered in Kamloops, B.C. Canada.

Fabrics used in Nuggles! diapers are also strictly attended to for your baby’s safety and comfort.  Cherelle had this to say when we grilled her on how her diapers are created:86717f_df1d504302a54d038ac6ae0b5e332f15.jpg_srz_p_400_259_75_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_jpg_srz

“It’s important to have the assurance that the fabric and materials we use is produced safely, ethically, and maintains the highest quality. For this reason we have hand-chosen our fabric supplier. We work with an American company who supplies designers and manufacturers across North America. Our supplier owns a small ISO-9000 certified factory in China where they produce the bamboo and bamboo/organic cotton blended fabric used in our bamboo diapers.

We chose this supplier for a few very important reasons: the owners themselves maintain a presence in their factory a minimum of 8 months of the year. The bamboo and cotton yarns they use are certified organic. All of their fabrics have passed class 1 flammable testing and have certification for OEKO testing for harmful chemicals and have passed all lead testing by INTERTEX according to CPSIA. Because they import the majority of the fabric they produce into the US, this testing is up-to-date and fully compliant. Also, we enjoy the ease of working directly with the owners themselves, who understand our high standards. We are really proud to be working with them!”

We want the WHOLE world to cloth diaper, so we’re striving to keep our products SIMPLE. MODERN. GREEN!”

Those are the kind of company values that mesh with our own here at Cloth Diaper Kids and these are the kinds of businesses we want to support.  Even the Nuggles! packaging is minimalistic, SONY DSClocally designed and printed using 100% recyclable materials and plant-based, bio mass inks.

But enough about the nitty gritty.  All of our diapers are ethical choices.  That’s nothing new when you shop with us.  What makes the diapers themselves special?  Well for starters, look at these gussets.  No other diapers on the market have gussets like these.  Great for keeping messes where they’re meant to be.  And the inner bamboo fabric, well that’s super soft.  It’s kind of a plushy, velvety feeling fabric that doesn’t go stiff after lots of washes.  Fit?  Well it was 1602020_273822929440515_71572410_onice and trim on our little man when we tested it ourselves and he’s a skinny minnie.  But, look at this photo (to the left).  It shows how well they fit even really chunky thighs 🙂

Plus look at all those rise snaps.  5 different rise adjustment settings.  Count ’em…there’s really 5.  Lots more than the standard 3 rise setting options seen on most typical one size snap down diapers.  That’s a ton of ways to get a perfect fit.  There’s even crossover snaps on the front for tiny newbornSONY DSC babies who are super skinny.

Want even more options in one diaper?  How about this?  Nuggles!  Can be used as an all-in-two (AI2), or an all-in-one (AIO) or a pocket style diaper.  Say what?  Yep.  You can snap the insert in and leave it like that and never take it off even for washing making it an AIO.  Or you can forget about snapping it all together and just lay the insert on top like an AI2.  Or if you want to, stuff the insert into the pocket opening and it’ll agitate itself out in the wash.  Genius!  And fool-proof for when Dad forgets to pull the liner out of the pocket or when a super poopy diaper makes you not want to pull any insert out of anywhere 😉

But wait.  Baby can’t handle bamboo against the skin?  No problem, they’ve got a snap in stay-dry liner for that.  See?  I told you, they’ve thought of everything.

So, have a look at the adorable colors and prints we’ve got in stock now including the stunning Nordica Collection and consider adding a Nuggles! Simplee Bamboo to your cloth diaper collection today.  (As an added incentive, enjoy 10% off with coupon code: TRYME)

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Welcome BumGenius!

It is with MUCH enthusiasm that we announce the addition of the bumGenius line of diapers to Cloth Diaper Kids!  Manufactured by Cotton Babies, bumGenius has a number of amazing products that we have used and loved on our own kids.

What’s great about them?  Owner Jennifer Labit says it best on they’re website:

In an industry filled with abundant diversity, Cotton Babies endeavors to build bridges with people, not walls over differences. We operate our retail stores under the premise that “every mom leaves our store feeling like a good mom”. When designing new products, our goal is always to support parents at every point on the spectrum and offer a variety of customizable options to fit their unique needs.

It’s companies with philosophies like this that we like to support here at Cloth Diaper Kids.  In addition to a strong Mom-centered mission statement, Jennifer cares deeply about growth of the cloth diapering industry and was the founding chair of the Real Diaper Industry Association.

So which amazing products are we currently stocking?  Well the best ones of course!

bumGenius 4.0 Pocket Diaper
A classic one size pocket diaper that comes complete with 2 microfiber inserts (one newborn size and one larger).  A snapdown front gives you the perfect fit quickly and easily and fits many baby body types well.  Absorbent, reasonably priced and made by a company with a long-time presence in the cloth diaper world, you really can’t go wrong adding these to your stash.

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bumGenius Freetime All In One Diaper
This innovative number is one of our favorites in our own stash hands down.  It’s genius design not only dries super fast, but feels dry on the bum, resists staining and is very absorbent without a lot of bulk.  Often on the bum when we go out for an extended time running errands, we highly recommend these to our customers and they are loved by all.  With attached inserts that you fold over butterfly style it’s obvious that a lot of though went into this unique design.  Try one and you’ll be hooked.
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bumGenius Newborn All In One
A diaper we loved on our most recent newborn these newborn all in ones are the closest thing you can get to a disposable while enjoying all the benefits of cloth.  Velcro closure, snug fit and absorbency built right in.  No folding, stuffing or moving parts.  Just put in on, take it off, wash and repeat.  The stay-dry layer keeps baby feeling dry and comfortable and the trim fit will fit easily under baby clothes without lots of bulk.bumGenius-Newborn-Diaper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We also carry the Bottom Cleanser (great to use with cloth wipes), and outing wet bags.

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Cloth Diaper Troubleshooting App: Introducing ‘Wrap Up’

Another amazing innovation from one of our favorite Canadian manufacturers, Bummis.  They have just come out with a virtual app to help with all your cloth diaper troubleshooting questions.preamble

Baby have a rash?  Cloth diapers leaking?  Can’t get rid of ammonia smell?  Residue problems?  This app covers it all.  Simply follow along, answer the questions and *BAM* the solution to your problems will be revealed leaving you with clean, fresh, absorbent diapers, just like the day you bought them 🙂

Ready to try it out?

View it on the web here:
http://www.bummis.com/us/en/wrapup.php

Get the app on iTunes here:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wrapup/id643850031?ls=1&mt=8

Get the app on Google Play for Android here:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Bummis.WrapUp

Test it out…what do you think?


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The Amazing FuzziBunz® Lifetime Warranty

I want to take a minute and highlight the amazing warranty offered by FuzziBunz Cloth Diapers…because it’s a lifetime warranty.  You heard right.  Lifetime.

That’s a pretty bold stance for a company to make and it’s a great indication of the quality of their diapers.  They stand behind their product so that you can feel confident that your cloth diaper investment is fully protected.

Here’s the details:

Snap Defects – Lifetime
Snap defects are defined as a snap that has fallen off or does not connect well rendering the diaper defective. If at any time your FuzziBunz lose a snap, they will replace the product regardless of when it was purchased.

PUL Defects – Lifetime
PUL defects, commonly known as de-lamination, is defined as the the waterproof layer separating and peeling away from the cloth layer. Diapers purchased in 2010 and moving forward will be covered under this lifetime warranty.
(Note: PUL can be ruined by bleaching, chemicals, excessively high heat and time. PUL will not be covered if any of these environmental factors have played a part in the loss of functionality.  However if the PUL is going to de-laminate it usually does so very quickly after the first few washes)

Sewing/Workmanship Defects – 1 Year
This is defined as a diaper that is completely falling apart at the seams and is no longer usable.

We have been selling FuzziBunz here at Cloth Diaper Kids now for 4 years.  In that time, we have only had a handful of customers (less than 5) who experienced warranty issues.  All of them received prompt service from the FuzziBunz warranty department AND were sent new replacement diapers with no hassles.  THAT is money well spent and THAT is one of the reasons we love FuzziBunz.

*Remember – for any diaper brand that has warranty on it, keep your original receipt in case you ever need to use the warranty service and take photos.  The manufacturer will usually ask for both of these things when reviewing your claim.

P.S. FuzziBunz is also the only mainstream, long-standing brand to offer a lifetime warranty.  Pretty cool huh?