Wednesday, September 9, 2009

FLUFF BUTT: The Natural Baby Co.

When I began even thinking about cloth diapering I know that I wanted to try a CDing system that would be easy for my husband to do. ( If he EVER comes around to trying them!!) When I found out about Gro Baby Diapers I knew that it was one I wanted to try! I contacted The Natural Baby Co. and they were gracious enough to send me a Gro Baby Shell set in Kiwi.
About the Diaper:
"Gro Baby is a modern, one-size diapering system. Its unique, waterproof shell and organic cotton soaker pad minimizes waste and cost. When the soaker pad is wet, simply replace with a fresh, dry one!"The shell of the diaper is designed so that it can be used for multiple diaper changes. When the soaker pad is wet, you just pull it out, and snap in a new one! They also state that if the shell is damp, you can allow it to air dry and use it for the next diaper change. (That personally makes me a little squimish and have not tried. I always put him in a brand new diaper.) The site states that you should only need 2-4 shells a day for MOST babies! The soaker pad just snaps into place (snaps have a lifetime warranty) and is made of 6 layers of Certified Organic Cotton fleece. It also comes with a booster soaker for naps, night time, and car rides. Make sure to wash the diaper 3-5 times before use. 10 washes gives the diaper the best absorbancy!
The Natural Baby Co. is launching a biodegradable soaker for the Gro Baby on September 23rd. It is hyp0-allergenic, frangrance/dye/plastic/chlorine free, and breathable. Great for use at daycare and while on vacation! I know that I will be among the first to order, as my mom refuses to cloth diaper when she watched my Monster on Fridays. She HAS agreed to try the "throw away" liner system though! I can't wait!

My Opinion:
We've used the Gro Baby everyday that Caden's been in a cloth diaper. He's been in it for a nap and overnight. The first time we used it, CBug took a nap and we had a leak. I had only washed it twice though and had forgotten to put in the booster. (It was an impromptu nap!) Every other time I have had no problem with leaks. I usually stick a different brand doubler in it if we use it at night, though. Just because Caden sleeps through the night and the Gro Baby booster looks sooo little! (thin wise and width wise) The booster does work for naptime now though! (After the recommended amount of washes!)It does fit a little smaller than all of his other diapers though. I have him on the infant snap level but could probably move it to the toddler level. He weighs 20 lbs at 6 months, so he's a little bigger than your average baby! It also is very trim, which I love. He can still wear his normal clothes over this diaper, while a couple of his other diapers make his 6-9 month clothes look tight over his bum.
Overall, I DO like the Gro Baby but it's not the one I reach for everytime it's clean, not my favorite. I think it's probably because it looks so LITTLE on Caden. But PLEASE DO NOT GET IT WRONG! It is a GREAT diaper! It does it's job, no leaks, looks cute. I think it would work awesome on leaner babies. Just not my fave on my CHUNKY BUTT monster baby! Although I will be rethinking the whole Gro Baby system again when they launch their Disposable Booster!


You can purchase a Gro Baby Shell Set from The Natural Baby Co. for $24.95. You can also purchase an Organic Booster 2-pack, Organic Soaker Pad 2-pack, Snap Conversion!, Experience Gro Baby Package, and Live Gro Baby Package!

~OR~

WIN IT!

The Natural Baby Co. was not only super awesome and generous enough to send ME a Gro Baby but has also donated one for one of my WONDERFUL readers to try! The winner will receive one Gro Baby Shell Set in their choice of color!


To Win:
~ you must fulfill the mandatory entry before additional entries!
~ you must leave each entry in a separate comment in order for them to count!
~ you must leave an email address that I can reach you at!
(entries not following these rules will be DELETED!)

~Mandatory Entry~
Answer the following question in a comment.
What is your BEST cloth diapering tip?!?!

~Additional Entries~
1 entry- Follow me! Let me know in a comment!
1 entry- Fan Gro Baby on Facebook! Let me know!
1 entry- Sign up for The Natural Baby Co.'s newsletter. Let me know!
1 entry- Become a subscriber! Let me know here! (will be checked)
1 entry- Fan The First Time Around on Facebook... Let me know here!
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1 entry- Fave me on Technorati and let me know here! (found on left side column)
1 entry- Grab my Fluff Butt button and let me know where to find it!
1 entry- Follow Gro Baby and The First Time Around on twitter and tweet the following (let me know that you did)(this can be done once a day!):
Does your child have a Fluff Butt?!?!
Win a Gro Baby Shell Set #clothdiaper from @Grobaby
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1 entry- Blog about this giveaway, linking to The Natural Baby Co. and this giveaway. Leave me a comment with it's URL!

This giveaway will end on September 23rd, 2009 at 11:59 pm. At that time I will choose a winner using random.org and let them know via email. Winner will have 48 hrs to respond before I choose a new winner using random.org.

414 comments:

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abby said...

What if I have no tips? I have never cloth-diapered, but would love to give it a shot! We've been trying to live more greeny and this is another step.

abby said...

I follow.

abby said...

I subscribe.

abby said...

I am now a fan on facebook.

abby said...

I follow and tweeted:
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Katie said...

My best tip is to use a fitted with a wool cover for overnights - keeps the baby a lot drier!

Katie said...

I follow you

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Katie said...

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Chelsea said...

oh my gosh, i want this diaper!! Now for a tip...make your own/buy cloth wipes too! It also saves money, it saves the environment, and it is easy! when you wipe the baby, just throw the wipe in the diaper pail with the diaper.

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Chelsea said...

i follow
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Chelsea said...

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butterflies.in.a.jar said...

My best tip is "if at first you don't succeed, try and try again!" I know it's a very old saying, but I've found that it really applies to cd'ing too! I have my Godson most days, and his Mama agreed to let me use cloth on him while I have him, and our first few days were nearly a catastrophe! But I was determined and I kept at it, and finally found dipes I like that are simple and don't leak :)

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butterflies.in.a.jar said...

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~M said...

My best tip is to line dry in the sun. It bleaches without bleach or chemicals!

Corey said...

My tip is to reuse the diapers on future children. They'll still be too young to realize it's a hand-me-down!

~M said...

I subscribe.

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I forgot to leave my e-mail address for my previous entry!

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Jess said...

My best cloth diaper tip is the sun is your friend do not be afraid of it! It dries your diaps faster & gets stains out

Jess said...

I follow

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Jess said...

I get their newsletter

Jess said...

I have you fluff butt button on monkeytoes blog on the left side under carnivals

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Pamela said...

My CD tip is to start with the least expensive option (prefolds) and then branch out. That way, you're not making an enormous investment in something you're not sure of.

Jess said...

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Pamela said...

effbook fan: Pamela Dayton

Pamela said...

signed up for the newsletter.

Pamela said...

i follow your blog.

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fanned you on effbook.

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follow y'all on twitter.
and tweeted.
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Karmah said...

I don't have any tips either! I would love to give it a try though, I have been thinking about it for awhile but am nervous to spend the money if I dont like it.

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Karmah said...

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Gigi said...

Try lots of different dipes! I use different diapers for different occasions. I'm glad I don't have only one kind in my stash. thanks! ruth dot gray at gmail dot com

Gigi said...

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Holly S. said...

My best tip:

Try tons of different kinds of diapers so you can see what works best for you and your baby! Don't just order a whole bunch of one diaper because it's what everyone else likes it!

Holly S. said...

I follow

Holly S. said...

I'm a Gro Baby fan on facebook

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I subscribe

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I signed up for the newsletter

Holly S. said...

Fave'd you on technorati

Holly S. said...

I have your fluff butt button AND I MADE IT :)

Holly S. said...

Follow both on Twitter and Tweeted!

Holly S. said...

I'm your facebook fan

Life Happens During Naptime said...

My best tip is to try as many brands as you can get your hands on before investing into one brand, and get natural fibers.
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Life Happens During Naptime said...

i follow your blog

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facebook fan

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clm817 said...

My tip is just to not be scared! It's much easier than I had thought, I wish I had started sooner.

clm817 said...

I'm a follower

clm817 said...

I'm a subscriber

clm817 said...

I'm a FB fan

clm817 said...

I fanned Gro baby on FB

clm817 said...

Signed up for Natural baby co newsletter.

oh and my email is clm817@hotmail.com

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Justine M. said...

I just started CDing a month ago so my tips would be try a variety of diapers, some work for your baby some don't, every baby is shaped different.

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Justine M. said...

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Twitter follower and tweeted
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Gigi said...

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James, Andrea, and Clara Smith said...

Oh my tips. : ) Listen to everyone's advice, then just dive in and try something. And if you are going for economical, nothing is cheaper, easier, or more versitile than prefolds and covers. You can add doublers, fold in different ways, and use different fun covers to dress them up. Green Mountain Diapers is a terrific resource--then go do your own thing!

James, Andrea, and Clara Smith said...

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James, Andrea, and Clara Smith said...

I'm GroBaby's fan on Facebook.

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I am your fan on Facebook.

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Ashley said...

My CD'ing tip would be to try a bunch of different diapers before you buy a bunch of one kind for your stash. I am fairly new to CD'ing and when I started out, I bought a bunch of Goodmama's and some other OS fitteds and I really don't like them for Maddox. They are so bulky and now I am stuck w/ these dipes unless I try to sell them and just to be frank, I am too lazy! If I were able to start over.. I would have gotten the trial package ONLY (I did get the trial package but also ordered a bunch of other randoms) to see which dipes I liked/disliked and gone from there.

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Ashley said...

I am now a fan of Grow baby on FB.

Ashley said...

I am a fan of the Firsttimearound on FB.

Ashley said...

I subscribe

Ashley said...

I tweeted!

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Ashley said...

i follow your blog! Duh! ;P

Crissy said...

Don't give up. Try lots of different styles and brands of diapers.

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Crissy said...

I follow.

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Crissy said...

I am a fan of Gro Baby on FB

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I subscribe to The Natural Baby Co. newsletter

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I subscribe.

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Crissy said...

I am a FB fan of The First Time Around

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Crissy said...

I follow Gro Baby and First Time Around on Twitter and Tweeted

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Chaotic Kristy said...

I haven't started cloth diapering yet so I don't have a tip. But I will be looking forward to hear some.

Christa said...

My best CD tip (from someone who has only been doing it for 1 month) try every type before settling on one...or never settle. I have FB, GM, Cheeky dipes and Gro Babies! ki4odi@gmail.com

Christa said...

I follow...ki4odi@gmail.com

Christa said...

I have been a fan of gro baby on Facebook since I found them! ki4odi@gmail.com

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Chaotic Kristy said...

I am a follower

Chaotic Kristy said...

I am a fan of Gro Baby on facebook

Chaotic Kristy said...

I am a Subscriber

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Chaotic Kristy said...

I subscribe to natural baby company newsletter.

Chaotic Kristy said...

I'm a fan of your facebook

Chaotic Kristy said...

the first time around is already one of my Favorites on Tech

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I already have your button on my blog

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Chaotic Kristy said...

I tweeted and I'm a follower:

http://twitter.com/ChaoticKristy/status/3887950683

Tanya said...

Best tip is to leave the cover off your diaper pail. I find when the pail is covered it stinks! Uncovered, no stink...

Ammie said...

My best tip is to trydifferent diapers (you've got that one covered!) and to be flexible, because what works today might not work best next month, or with a particular (smallish) outfit, or for your helper, or... I love having variety in my stash.

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Ammie said...

I follow you.

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Tanya said...

Fan of Gro Baby on Face book

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Tanya said...

signed up for the newsletter

Tanya said...

following you

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Emi said...

ONE tip is a hard thing to do! I would say try more than one brand of cloth diapers because different brands will have their place for different purposes, stages and ages!

Emi said...

I follow your blog.

Emi said...

I fan GroBaby on Facebook.

Emi said...

Fan of your new Facebook page.

Emi said...

Have your Fluff Butt button on my front page left sidebar: www.theclothdiaperreport.com

Emi said...

Follow both on Twitter and tweeted! http://twitter.com/TheCDReport/status/3888364717

Emi said...

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Cathy said...

My best tip would be take extras when you go out...no matter how short teh trip will be!

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I'm a follower

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Richelle said...

My cloth diapering tip is, if its not broken dont try and fix it. As a new cloth diapering momma I was overwhelmed with the laundry issue. I started with a simple routine and its been working luckily! I will worry about fixing issues when the come up.

Richelle said...

Became a fan on facebook!

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Became a fan of The First Time Around on facebook.

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Jennifer said...

My tip is to never put a microfiber insert or doubler next to your little one's skin. They are to be used in a pocket or wrapped in a prefold because they are very drying and will irritate the sensitive skin of baby or toddler.
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Jennifer said...

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Jennifer said...

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Your button is on my blog! First one on the right under favorite mommy bloggers
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Jennifer said...

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Tifferz said...

I don't have a tip because I have not tried it yet :) (hope this still counts) But I am really wanting to give it a try and I love reading everyone elses tips!

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I follow you!

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Sarah said...

I don't have any tips yet, since I'm pregnant, but I'd love to try Gro Baby.

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Chelsea said...

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BrassyMom said...

My tip is to give prefolds and flats a try! I do love my AIOs, especially for outtings, but prefolds or flats and covers are really convenient and great for diapering on a budget.

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The Adventures and Misadventures of Morrison InC. said...

My Tip is to Relax! it might take time to figure out what works for you and your baby

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jsh said...

Tip,a diaper sprayer is really a great investment and you can find make your own tutorials on a variety of sites as well as you tube. info@pastaprima.net

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Chari said...

Sun your diapers! I just can't recommend that enough. I sun them just about everytime and never put them in the dryer. It will take out any last stench the detergent didn't get out and keep them nice and white.

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Chari said...

I have your fluff butt button.

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Crissy said...

Tweet

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Melissa said...

I just started with cloth... so my only tip is give it a shot it is easier than you think!

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Gigi said...

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Darrell said...

Tell all your friends and family that you cloth diaper or are interested in it-you'll be amazed at what you're given or loaned to try out:)

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Carissa said...

My CD'ing tip is find nice, soft, absorbant fabric (like a micro cotton towel), and make your own doublers! It saves you a ton of money that way!

Anonymous said...

Washable wipes!!
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Krissy0706 said...

I have no tips because I do not use cloth, but I would love to start.

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Krissy0706 said...

I follow you!

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Krissy0706 said...

I just became a fan of The First Time Around on facebook!

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Brie H said...

My tip is if you do not have sun available to you ... use tea tree oil. I live in Texas but my apartment balcony gets no sun and for my smelly diapers I used tea tree oil and it worked - I stripped them first, but that didn't work.

Brie H said...

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I am a fan on facebook bdelaughter@hotmail.com

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I have your button bdelaughter@hotmail.com
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Brie H said...

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Gigi said...

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Chaotic Kristy said...

I tweeted today:

http://twitter.com/ChaoticKristy/status/3936391136

Jennifer said...

Daily Tweet!
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{ Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

I like using plain lemon juice on my stains. Spray it on, wait for a few minutes, and wash regularly. I also set them in the sun if the stains really bad!

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Tifferz said...

Fanned the first time around on facebook

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Tifferz said...

I fanned Gro baby on FB

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