Modern Muslim Mommy (To Be)

Cloth Diapering, Parenting, & Randomness From an Eclectic Individual

Cloth Diaper Stash Update!!! 4/13/12

So, I’ve made a few changes to my stash, and I wanted to give an update!!!

Though I’ve avoided microfiber like the plague, I recently got some Kissaluvs Marvels OS Fitteds, which have a bamboo/poly inner, and a microfiber soaker sewn in.  The bamboo is super, super soft and I’ll be sure to give an update as to the fitted’s performance when I actually have a 10 lb baby to try them on!!!  Please be sure to check out my post comparing one size fitteds, which includes this lovely diaper!!!

***PLEASE ALSO BE SURE TO CHECK OUT MY CURRENT GIVEAWAY FOR THIS KISSALUVS MARVELS FITTED, ENDING 4/30/12***

I’ve also added a BUNCH of flip covers.  I went COVER CRAZY :).  I think I’ve criticized their overall look/fit before, but I think I can be more careful and make it look neat.  I know that putting a diaper on a moving target can be a bit more tricky than doing it, say, on a stuffed teddy bear!!!  Kudos to these Moms who were able to make their Flips neat and tidy!!!:

 

I got/will get so many because they’re so cheap!!! 🙂  It looks like they have regular seconds sales on their website, cottonbabies.com.  Go check it out!!!

So, without further ado, here’s the updated stash, as of TODAY, and what I plan to use to finish it out:

NEWBORN

24 Gently Used Bummis Organic Prefolds

9 Gently Used Kissaluvs Size 0

2 New Bummis Super Lite Covers – Purple (I plan to get about 4 more purple)

2 Gently Used Bummis Super Brite Covers – green & orange

SMALL

12 Gently Used GMD Yellow Edge Prefolds

36 New Bleached Chinese Prefolds

2 Gently Used Bummis Super Whisper Wraps – ladybug & city

1 New Bummis Super Lite – green

5 Gently Used Osocozy AIO – 2 white, 2 green, 1 blue

MEDIUM

5 New Swaddlebees Simplex 2.0 – 1 Dino, 1 Butterfly, 1 Swirls, 1 Bloom, 1 Monkey

1 Gently Used Bummis Super Lite – brown

23 Gently Used Premium Prefolds

ONE SIZE

9 Gently Used Itti Bitti Tuttos – 2 black, 1 navy, 1 royal, 1 jade, 1 fuchsia, 1 silver, 1 fleur, 1 retro (I plan to add 1 brown & 1 peppermint)

9 Flip covers – 2 white snap, 2 white aplix, 2 sweet aplix, 2 noodle aplix, 1 new albert snap (I plan to add 2 clementine, 2 rabbit, 1 blossom, 1 twilight)

2 New/Gently Used Grovia/Grobaby shells – wildflower (I plan to get more: 1 plane, 1 bicycle, 1 peacock)

2 New Kissaluvs Marvels Fitteds – 2 world (I plan to get 2 more in their owl print)

1 New Kawaii Goodnight Heavy Wetter – brown dotty

1 New Ebay diaper – owl minky

ACCESSORIES

1 New Planet Wise Wet/Dry bag – circuit

1 Gently Used Itti Bitti Luxury wet bag – fleur

10 New Planet Wise wipes – black/white (I plan to get lime/tangerine too)

10 Gently Used WAHM cotton doublers

2 Gently Used sets of sherpa doubler/preflat

Several Size 1 Snappis

(I plan to add several hemp inserts, CJ’s butter, Thirsties Diaper Lotion Potion, and some bigger wet bags, eventually)

I’ll do another post someday to give you all the totals, actual pictures of my stash, and a “final” stash (is there ever a true final stash, really?).

Hope you enjoy and please feel free to add comments below!!! 🙂

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Swagbucks update!

After about a month of regular Swagbucks site use, I just used my Amazon gift cards to buy a wet/dry bag, for FREE!!!  (Be sure your eligible items total at least $25 to get Amazon’s free shipping too!!!)

It’s the “Circuit” print of the Planet Wise wet/dry bag.  It has two zippered pockets (one for wet stuff, one for dry stuff) and a handle!!!

I’m planning to buy all my wet bags, some cloth wipes, and my Country Save detergent using this method!

You can’t beat FREE cloth diapering accessories, with FREE shipping can you?

If your items don’t quite total $25, someone else noted somewhere (on a blog probably, sorry, I can’t remember who to give the credit to!) that you can search for poetry book compilations (there’s one called something like the 100 best poems I think) and they’re a little over a dollar, so they can help you reach that magic $25!!!

Want to get your free stuff?  PLEASE copy/paste this link:

http://www.swagbucks.com/refer/Tahira49

to register for Swagbucks today!!!  (You can start earning swagbucks, and you’ll help me get more swagbucks too!!!)

I mostly do the web search, daily poll, and lots of surveys to rack up my points!!!

Please share your comments/questions below!!!  Thanks for reading!!!

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Using Swagbucks to get free diaper stuff!!!

So I happened upon Swagbucks the other day, while surfing for Planet Wise wet bag reviews…

This Mom had posted (sorry, I don’t remember her site right now) about how she used Swagbucks to buy a few little diaper extras each month, including wet bags, detergent, and prefolds!!!

Like the good “it’s got to good to be true” skeptic that I am, I naturally googled for reviews on the Swagbucks site, and surprisingly they seemed pretty legit.  You have to put in more time to get more rewards it seemed, but that sounded normal for such a surfing/survey site.  I signed up easily yesterday morning, and by this evening I had enough points for a $5 Amazon gift card!!!  The eCard will show up in my Swagbucks account in 10-ish days!!!  Sounds pretty great to me!

You can do this repeatedly (up to 5 times per card type I’ve heard) throughout the month, and easily end up with $25 to spend on diapering stuff!!!

The catch – you do need to put in some time each day, how much depends on you.  You also have to qualify for surveys (if you choose to do those) and some may take up some of your time before they kick you out and say that you’re “disqualified.”  Beyond that, I haven’t run into any problems as of yet.  Granted, it’s only been two days, but I can see many Amazon $5 eCards in my future!!!

Also, one more word of caution, if you misuse the site, they are prone to canceling accounts.  Just make sure you don’t have a robot do your surveys or internet searches or surveys for you, and just be truthful and honest when answering questions or when web surfing.

If you want to sign up for Swagbucks, you can do it by clicking this link: http://www.swagbucks.com/refer/Tahira49 , and I’ll get matching bucks for referring you!!!  Thank you!!!

Please feel free to post comments of your experiences below, or ask questions!!!

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Current Diaper Stash as of 2/16/12

We are still TTC, but I have almost completed my cloth diaper stash.  I want it to last through at least two children, possibly 3, and I wanted a good variety without getting too complicated.  As first time parents, I wanted to keep washing and wearing the diapers simple, I wanted to stay away from the dreaded microfiber stink issues as much as possible, and I have a personal preference for the look and fit of a fitted diaper over a bulky all in one (AIO).  I have a variety of gently used and new diapers.  Here goes:

12 Gently Used Bummis Newborn Organic cotton prefolds

9 Gently Used Kissaluvs Size 0 fitteds

2 Gently Used Bummis Newborn Super Brite covers

2 New Bummis Newborn Super Lite covers

36 New Bleached Infant size prefolds

1 New Bummis Small Super Lite cover

5 Gently Used Osocozy Size 1 AIO (all in one)

2 New Itti Bitti Boo Small fitteds

23 Gently Used Premium prefolds

6 New Medium Swaddlebees Simplex 2.0

8 Gently Used Itti Bitti Tuttos

2 New Kawaii Goodnight Heavywetter OS (one size) pockets

1 Gently Used Bummis Tots Bots Easy Fit OS

1 Grovia OS AI2 shell

4 New Grovia Wonder Wraps OS covers

10 Gently Used 6 layer cotton doublers

12 Planet Wise cloth wipes

ISA, it will not be overkill or too little for the number of kids we hope to have.

My goal is to spend about $1000 for EVERYTHING, EVER and that should get us through 2-3 kids.  I think that there is a misconception that if you buy 24 pocket diapers and use them birth to potty on one child, that they will be able to last you through your second child.  With using a mixture of sized and one size diapers, they will be in a bigger rotation, will wear less, and will last longer.

I have spent about $800 so far, have re-sold about $160 worth on Ebay, so that puts me at $640! 🙂 ?

My still to buy list includes: more sized covers, an airplane print Grovia shell, 8 more Swaddlebees (4 medium, 4 large), 2 more Tuttos, 4 more Boos (2 medium, 2 large), Country Save detergent, wet bags, more wipes, perhaps some wool dryer balls, and a partridge in a pear tree!!! 🙂

I will likely post a picture when my stash is “complete” (is a stash ever really complete?).

I already have enough drying racks, I plan on putting the soiled diapers in the wet bags (no pail), I don’t plan on having a diaper sprayer but will likely use a squirt bottle of some sort instead.  I don’t plan on having a changing table, but will likely use a changing mat wherever (floor, bed, etc.).  I plan on using just plain ol’ water with the wipes, or perhaps make my own solution in a squirt bottle if needed.  With this amount of diapers, I hope to do laundry every other day.

I don’t plan on doing EC, but I do plan on getting them used to the potty as soon as I think they are ready.  I will hate to see the cloth diapers go, but I want them to be trained as soon as possible.

I think that should be enough on my stash and my diapering philosophies for now.  I have completed roughly a 500 word essay blog, so I’ll let you get back to whatever you should be doing instead of reading my babbling.  Thanks for reading and please do feel free to post any cloth diaper stash advice/comments/warnings below!

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