On the Seventh Day of Christmas, IBB Style

On the seventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me, 
ten Grandma El's samples,
and a wipes sampler in a pair times three. 

That is, all orders over $50 placed today, 12/31, go in the hat for ten Grandma El's samples and a cloth wipes sampler pack containing six wipes. 

Like more details? See here

Have a safe and happy New Year! 


On the Sixth Day of Christmas, IBB Style

On the sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me, 
a lovely All Day Wetbag, 
and a wipes sampler in a pair times three. 

That is, all orders over $50+ placed today, 12/30, go in the hat for a Wahmies All-Day wetbag and a cloth wipes sampler pack containing six wipes. 

Like more details? See here

Until tomorrow. 


On the Fifth Day of Christmas, IBB Style

On the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me, 
a lovely All Day Wetbag. 

That is, all orders $50+ placed today, 12/29, go in the hat for a Wahmies All Day Wet Bag (an $18.50 value).

Like more details? See here

And congratulations to Bridget B., winner of yesterday's GroVia shell+Biosoakers! 

Until tomorrow. XOXO - 


On the Fourth Day of Christmas, IBB Style

On the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me,
a GroVia shell and five Biosoakers. 

That is, all orders $50+ placed today, 12/28, go in the hat for a GroVia shell and five Biosoakers (a $19 value!). 

Like more details? See here.

And congratulations to Jennifer P., winner of the first three days of Christmas! 


On the Third Day of Christmas...

On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me, 
one mama package, 
a small wetbag, 
and Babylegs in a pair three. 
(that is, one Green Body Basics deodorant and Wasabi Mommi pantyliner, 
a small Wahmies wet bag and three pairs of Babylegs)

There weren't any qualifying purchases yesterday, so today's gift gets even sweeter! 

All $50+ orders received today (12/27) go in the hat for the following items:
First Day (12/25): 3 pairs of Babylegs
Second Day (12/26): Small Wahmies Wet Bag
Third Day (12/27): 2.5oz Green Body Basics Naturally Effective Deodorant and Wasabi Mommi Works pantyliner

For complete details, please see here



My True Love Gave (Giveaways) To Me....

For me, the days following Christmas are a bit sad. No longer is anticipation hanging in the air, nor presents tempting from beneath the tree. So I figure, let's cheer up these post-holiday blues! Let IBB be your true love, and give you something special. Presenting - 

The Twelve Days of Christmas, IBB Style


On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me, 
Babylegs in a pair three!
(that is, three pairs of Babylegs)

On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me, 
a small wet bag,
and Babylegs in a pair three!
(that is, a small wet bag and three pairs of Babylegs)

The Details
  • Every day I will announce the giveaway item or items (each giveaway will be announced on both Facebook and the blog at 9am CST)
  • Every $50+ purchase that day will go into a hat, and the following morning I will announce the winning order
  • If no orders are received, the prize carries over to the next day (so, in theory you could wait to order and try to get multiple prizes, or order immediately if you really want said prize(s) and hope for no other orders)
  • Your winning item(s) will ship with your order
  • Unlike previous giveaways, trial package deposits will count as a qualifying purchase 

So, all $50+ orders received today (12/26) go in the hat for the following items:
First Day (12/25): 3 pairs of Babylegs
Second Day (12/26): Small Wahmies Wet Bag

And stay tuned for the remaining Twelve Days of Christmas, IBB Style!
Third Day (12/27): TBA
Fourth Day (12/28): TBA
Fifth Day (12/29): TBA
Sixth Day (12/30): TBA
Seventh Day (12/31): TBA
Eighth Day (1/1): TBA
Ninth Day (1/2): TBA
Tenth Day (1/3): TBA
Eleventh Day (1/4): TBA
Twelfth Day (1/5): TBA

And I'll be singing Faa la la la lahhhhhhhh all the way to the Post Office with your goodies.
Your IBB true love.

ps. I truly hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! I certainly was very blessed to spend so much time with my dearest friends and family.


Congratulations, again

Redrew for the Fishnoodles givaway and the winner is #21 - Kristin!

She said:

Hi, following!

Please email me by December 24th to claim your prize!



Two winners to announce!

1. November's WAHMlight winner is entry number 49, Leigh!

2. The winner of a free Fishnoodle is entry number 39, Tara (commented on this thread on August 15th, 2010 at 3:03pm). Tara, please email me within by Saturday, December 18th at noon CST to claim your diaper (itsybitsybums AT aol DOT com). If I don't hear from you by then I'll redraw. 

Thanks for everyone for entering! 


I. O. U.

Where do you do your best thinking? For me it is the shower. I can run through to-do lists, upcoming events, life. In other words, I can think. Uninterrupted thinking - a beautiful thing when you have an almost-18-month-old running laps around you most days. 

Well, tonight I was thinking. Dear readers, I owe you not one, but TWO things. I'm so sorry!

  1. The blog has reached 100 followers, which means it is time to giveaway a Fishnoodles Solo Flyer All in One diaper (my favorite, as you may have read). 
  2. November has ended (shocking, isn't it?!). It is time to give away November's WAHMlight goodies
Therefore, I put forth this IOU that I will be back tomorrow, December 14th, to post both winners. Stay tuned!


One Giant Leap For Cloth Diapering-kind

Last month CBS's 'Eye on Parenting' featured a segment on the great diaper debate: cloth versus disposables. Their cloth diapering 'expert,' a pediatrician, discussed the pros and cons of the two types of diapers (you can view the original segment here).

Unfortunately, the segment was far from objective. Not only did they perpetuate the ever-pervasive notion that cloth diapering is difficult, wrestling with pins, Gerber prefolds and plastic pants, but glazed over the environmental impact, stating that the EPA posits disposable diapers in the landfill '[aren't] the worst kind of waste there is.' Wow. Given how much toxic stuff is being disposed of (anyone recall the Hungarian toxic sludge spill earlier this fall?), I don't know if the reassurance I'm the worst offender would be all that reassuring.

I will say, I do agree with the 'experts' concluding statement: 'you have to make the right choice for yourself.' You absolutely have to do what you believe is best for your family. Maybe you found an amazing daycare that supports your parenting philosophies, but will not use cloth. Maybe you only have access to laundry facilities on the weekends, and only cloth diaper Thursday-Sunday. Maybe you can only afford to slowly build a stash, and supplement with disposables until you have enough cloth. There are so many situations that cannot be predicted, and people should never feel badly when they make the best decision for their family. BUT (and this is a big but), I believe cloth diapering should never be ruled out until you have tried it. Just like Natali concludes, it is so much easier than you would ever imagine. To make the decision to use disposables, without researching the alternate option, is short-sighted and unfortunate.

Needless to say, the segment as a whole was very poorly received by the cloth diapering community. Thanks to the open mind of the segment's host, Natali Morris, she quickly responded to the requests to try cloth herself (you can follow her cloth diapering journey at her bog here and here). 

Now, a month later, CBS follows its original segment with an update, featuring expert Tereson Dupuy (the CEO of Fuzzibunz). Drat... will not embed correctly. Please do watch the newest segment - you can find it here

What do you think of the revised segment? A win for cloth diapers? 


WAHMlight: Jingle Bell style

Welcome to the WAHMlight Cloth! is the New Diaper! I have known Mel, the WAHM behind CND! (the typical abbreviation for the brand) for what feels like years, but in reality it is more like 15 months or so.
case in point, my lovely Baby Girl wearing a CND! fitted last fall

And I'm so excited to introduce you to her and her diapers. Please stay tuned at the end of the interview for a giveaway opportunity.

Without further ado, welcome to the WAHMlight Cloth! is the New Diaper!

IBB: Tell us a little bit about yourself.
CND!: Well, first and foremost I am a mother and wife. I have a wonderful husband who, in reality, belongs to the US Military and not me. I am so thankful for him and the sacrifices he makes so that I can stay at home with our children who are Kaylah (age 10), Rowan (age 3) and a new baby joining us in mid-February. Aside from being a wife and mother, I love to write, read, sew, play the Wii with my kiddos and cook, not that I have time for the majority of those things, LOL.

Cloth! in Action

IBB: When did you start sewing diapers?
CND!I started sewing diapers when my son was around a year old. We had starting using cloth diapers when he was 6 months old, and quickly realized I wanted to save even more money so I decided to try and sew my own. I literally started out using old sheets, t-shirts and receving blankets!

It's A Wonderful Life

IBB: Tell us about the start of Cloth! is the New Diaper.
CND!I decided to test the WAHM waters last summer when my husband deployed for the first time during our marriage. I figured I needed a hobby or something to help keep my mind off the news and off his absence. Like most WAHMs, I did a few rounds of product testing and decided to give it a shot.

The name of my business comes from a combination of my favorite celebrity blogger, Trent who owns and runs "Pink! is the New Blog," and a desire to have a business name that wasn't overly cutesy and that reflected the overall rise in the cloth diapering trend. Since the birth of my bussiness, the nicknames "CLOTH!" and "CND" have taken hold, both much easier to type out. :)

Mel's Fabric and Snap Stashes

IBB: Where do you see Cloth! in one year? Five years?
CND!: I see it right where it is now... a small WAHM business that generates just enough funds to feed my own CDing and wool addiction!

Miracle on 34th St

IBB: What is your favorite part of being a WAHM?
CND!: My favorite part of being a WAHM is knowing that something I made is being loved and used by so many people. It really is a pleasure and an honor to have people from all over the world love your product so much that they come back for more.

IBB: What is your favorite Christmas or winter fabric stocked at IBB?
"White Christmas"--the one with the skiing monkies! I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it. My second favorite would have to be "Nanook of the North."

Nanook of the North
(that shiny bit at the center is a quarter, meant to give you a sense of scale)

IBB: Anything else we should know about the fabulous Mel?
That I'm not really fabulous! ;) (Editor's Note - Yes she is!)

Now that you've met Mel and CND!, you can shop her amazing All-in-Ones here. So often people ask why buy cute fitteds if you have to cover them with a waterproof layer. Well, now you have the best of both worlds - an ├╝ber-cute diaper with the waterproof layer hidden in the shell! Not to mention that her soaker is topped with a stay-dry fleece layer, so your baby will always feel dry. 

WAHMlight stocked a bit early (just in time for Black Friday), so early birds snagged some of the diapers. BUT, there are still three adorable prints in stock (one of which is my ultimate favorite - note the action shots of Little Girl above). 

Now for the giveaway.How about $10 to spend at IBB? Here's how to win:
  • Post a picture of your little one wearing your favorite Cloth! diaper to IBB's Facebook page
  • All entries must be posted by December 31st
  • Feel free to post as many photographs as you'd like
  • I will select a winner no later than January 2nd
  • Winner will be announced both on the IBB Facebook page as well as on this very blog
  • Any and all photographs you post must be your original artwork and, by posting, you agree I can use the winning photograph for my blog or website