Leaving on a Jet Plane = Freebies

John Denver had it right, I'm leaving on a jet plane! But, I do know I'll be back again. Itsy Bitsy Bums will be closed Feb 10th - 21st for a bit of a Caribbean jaunt.  All orders placed after 3pm Feb 9th will ship Feb 22nd. 

As a giant thank you to the patient folks who do order during this time, there are some freebies in your future! 

**No code necessary to get these fab giveaways, they will automatically be included with your order. But please be sure to note your baby's gender and current weight in the comments section at checkout, so I am sure to send a useable goodie.**

All orders automatically receive 1 Fuzzibunz 4-layer M/L insert (a $4.25 value). 

All orders $25 - $49.99 will receive one of these free accessories: 
  • 3 Fuzzibunz 4-layer M/L inserts (a $12.00 value).
  • Small Wahmies Wet Bag (a $9.50 value). 
  • Thirsties Fab Wipes (a $10.75 value). 
  • BabyLegs (a $12.00 value). 
All orders $50 - $99.99 will receive one of these free Fitteds: 
  • Cow Patties Famous Pocket Fitted - sized or one-size (an $18.00 value).
  • Thirsties Duo Fab Fitted (a $16.00 value).
  • Sustainababyish | Sloom Fitted (an $18.00 value).
  • Kissaluvs Kissa's Fitted (a $12.95 value).
All orders $100 - $149.99 will receive one of these free Wet Bags: 
  • Planetwise Wet/Dry Wetbag (a $21 value). 
  • Wahmies Large Wetbag (an $18.50 value).
All orders $150 - $199.99 will receive one of these GroVia items: 
  • GroVia One-Size All-in-One (a $21.95 value). 
  • GroVia Newborn All-in-One (a $14.95 value).
  • GroVia Hybrid Shell +1 insert ($25.43 value). 
All orders $200+ will receive one of these items:
  • Planetwise Hanging Wet/Dry bag (a $30 value). 
  • 2-diaper sampler (value will vary). 
Oh you'd better believe isn't all! Nope. Hidden somewhere in this blog is an Easter Egg opening the door to even more freebies. I'll give you a hint, party like it is 2011. 

Fine Print
  • Only two orders per household will receive freebies. Feel free to place more than two orders, of course, but any subsequent orders will qualify for just the free Fuzzibunz M/L insert. 
  • Not valid on previous purchases. 
  • Only a trial package's rental fee counts towards your order total.
  • Freebies good for orders placed Feb 9th 3pm CST - Feb 21st 11:59pm CST. 
  • Good will supplies last. I have lots of items stockpiled for this, but if I do run out I'll try to substitute something equally fab. If I really, really run out, I'll contact you to inquire whether you'd rather I just ship the darn order already, or hold out a few more days for me to reorder your freebie. 

ps. did you know John Denver's wife Ann lived in the same dorm I did at Gustavus Adolphus College? Well, 30-odd years before I arrived, but still. Pretty snazzy, eh? 

pps. there is currently almost two feet of snow outside. this is looking pretty good......


Growing | GroVia

Very excited to welcome Anna as a guest blogger on Bitsy Buzz. A lovely mother to two equally lovely girls, she also has a secret project up her sleeve for the store. Stay tuned for more details on that. ♥

And a quick editor's preface to this review - GroBaby rebranded to GroVia in 2010. With the switch in name, they also shifted their AIO focus from a sized diaper sold under the name 'Dreameze' to a one-size diaper 'GroVia All-in-One.' If you like the look of the Dreameze - know that you can still find them on various resale sites. Please note that GroBaby sold both Dreameze All-in-Ones and Fitteds, so make sure your seller notes what type of Dreameze is listed. 

A GroVia Comparison
by Anna Johnson

My sweet, tiny baby Jocelyn is now six months old!  Already I’ve packed away her newborn clothes and XS Bum Genius all-in-ones (AIO’s).  Last month I packed away her 3 month clothes.  Then, last week as I was putting her small Dream-Eze  AIO’s on her, I realized that they too were in fact too small.  Once again, it was time to grieve the passing of a size.
Putting away outgrown baby clothes and diapers makes me a bit sad.  I think it is because it forces me to come to terms with the fact that a precious time of life has passed—never to be revisited again—at least for this baby.  Fortunately, the silver lining of this cloud is that the passing of the old means there is room for new!  Every day Jocie figures out something new—how to do “raspberries,” how to sit up by herself, trying new foods, etc.  I get to unpack the next size of clothes and viola! She has a whole new wardrobe of cute clothes.  It also means it’s time for new diapers!!

As I started to put the small sized diapers away, I started to wonder how the small Dream-Eze AIO’s compared to the smallest size setting of my new GroVia AIO since they are both made by the same company.  My thought was that if the GroVia AIO on the smallest setting was as small as the small Dream-Eze, it might be worth “de-stashing” my 6 Dream-Eze and replacing them with the one-size GroVia.

One-Size (OS) diapers are a brilliant idea:  one diaper that will grow with your baby from the newborn stage all the way through to potty training so you can save money and only buy one set of diapers!  Sounds too good to be true, eh?  Well, I decided to put the GroVia OS AIO to the test.  Out came the small Dream-Eze from the bin along with the GroVia and my trusty camera.

So, here it goes!  The cute owl diaper is the GroVia AIO and the fabulous chartreuse green in a small Dream-Eze.  I have the GroVia snapped up to the smallest setting.  Side by side, you’ll notice that the Dream-Eze looks a bit more compact—and indeed, it is a little bit smaller.  From a tactile sense, the Dream-Eze is quite dense and the PUL is heavy and thick feeling.  The GroVia is feels substantial, but “fluffier” than the Dream-Eze and it feels almost silky! 
Put on top of the GroVia, you’ll notice that while the Dream-Eze is a bit smaller, the difference is quite minimal.  Unsnapped and placed side by side, you can see that the difference in length is maybe ½ cm.  The biggest “difference” is the width of the crotch.  The Dream-Eze is narrower through the crotch and the front panel.  You can see this best in the photo with the Dream-Eze placed on top of the GroVia.
The question is, does this make a noticeable difference on a small baby?  I’ll let you be the judge!  Although I think Jocie is unbearably cute, she no longer falls under the “small” baby category anymore, so I borrowed my 3 year old’s life-like dolly.

For reference, the doll is 18” which is somewhere between preemie & newborn length.

Pretty impressive huh!?!  Now, I don’t think that the GroVia AIO will replace XS/newborn size diapers, but in my opinion it definitely can take the place of the Dream-Eze AIO!  So, long story short?  I sold my Dream-Eze!   Should we ever have another little one, I might just be tempted to try some of the new GroVia newborn size. ;)

So now the question is, are my One Size Bottombumpers really One-Size?