12/10/2012

6k Fan Celebration!

So honored to have hit the 6,000 mark on Facebook. And its time to celebrate!


When? Dec 10 - 12

Where? in-store and online

What?

  • Choose your own adventure! Add your freebie to your shopping cart from this pageOne freebie per order. No order limit per customer. 
  • Orders $59 - $88.99
    • Free pair of BabyLegs
    • Free one-size cover or diaper
    • Free full-size CJ's BUTTer
    • Free single Planet Wise Food Bag 
  • Orders $89 - $158.99
    • Free one-size diaper (min. value $19.95)
    • Free Jellystone Jewelry item 
    • Free Haba Clutch Toy
  • Orders $159 - $288.99 
    • Free one-size diaper (min. value $23.95) 
    • Free Planet Wise Food Bag 3pk
    • Free Doll Carrier
  • Orders $289+
    • Free baby carrier (min. value $65) 



Points Worth Noting aka Fine Print

  • Newborn Diaper Rentals excluded from qualifying order total. 
  • IBB picks the scent/color/closure and all that jazz. Feel free to suggest COLORS you do not wish to receive. 
  • Not valid on pending or prior orders. 
  • If you add multiple freebies to your order, or your order does not match the freebie total you add, we will pick ONE to include (or remove if applicable). 
  • All freebies good while supplies last.



12/02/2012

Thank You



Dear Friends -

This letter has been over two years in the making, and it is high time I take the time to write it. If you've followed us on Facebook for a while you've likely noticed I'm sick a lot. Or ever written an email that took a few days longer than usual to get a response? Or wonder why I'm always sitting on my duff when you shop in person. Here's why -

A little over six years ago I had Guillain Barre Syndrome. Haven't heard of it? You aren't alone. Affecting 1 in ~200,000, it isn't one that typically gets a whole lot of air time (that is, unless you are working alongside Hugh Laurie or the medical voiceover guy who explains all the scary side affects on drug commercials). In short, one day I was perfectly healthy, then sick with a bad cold for a few weeks, then paralyzed in a hospital bed, my nerves so badly damaged I couldn't move. Thankfully I never had to be placed on a ventilator, but I did come very, very close. After months of hospitalization and therapy to relearn to walk and talk, I was back at grad school. Now, six years later, I still suffer side affects - fibromylagia, chronic fatigue and more. I still devote 3-8 hours a week seeing various folks to help recover the muscle loss and treat the pain. For better or worse, it is a defining characteristic of me, and my family's life.

My last year of grad school (two years post-GBS) my professor asked each of us to briefly explain our favorite hobby. Thinking long and hard, I couldn't think of anything I'd done with any consistency since beginning the MA program. I said there wasn't anything. And she replied - 'oh yes there is, you've got your physical therapy.' That moment was a low point for me. To be so intertwined with this awful point of my life that it is viewed as my 'hobby?' One word - ugh.

Fast forward - after overcoming the worst of the residual effects, I finally became pregnant with our little girl. She was, and is, positively amazing. And the single most energetic, never-stop-moving little child I've ever been around. How someone with chronic pain and fatigue could be blessed with such a tornado I'll never know.

But what does having a child and an illness that means one day you are able to run one errand, maybe another day actually go for a walk around the block, while the next you are so sick the couch is the furthest commute you can manage? Pretty hard to find a job. At least, a job that would be ok with my required number of sick days.

Enter IBB.

For a long time I knew I wanted to own a business of my own. Once I found cloth diapers, the two passions quickly became one. And here was something that started as a hobby (look Professor, a hobby!) that I could finally put to good use. No longer would I be ruled by my illness!

But, it still is what it is. If you've ever visited our Brookside store, you've likely witnessed one or more of my coping tools -

We have limited hours, and will keep them limited - this will hopefully ensure I always have enough energy to be there during open hours. I never want to nor will outsource my business. This is my passion, and to remove myself from the education aspect would be a disservice to all.

I've perfected what I call 'the lean.' Find a well-bolted object and lean all your weight in to it. You appear to be standing, yet very little exertion is required.

Crossing ones arms. Being one who loves to talk with my hands, this is a work-in-progress. But, leaning+crossed arms means very little work required of the nerves (which are what fatigue first, not the muscle itself).

Get stools behind the cash wrap and comfy couches for consults. In sum, sit whenever possible. But make the sitting look somewhat natural, and not just me on my duff all the time. Good thing pregnant women also like to sit! Ever come in the shop and we are all sitting on the couches talking diapers? Yup. Sitting whenever possible.

Marry someone really, really understanding. So this might have been a pre-GBS move, but it nonetheless is fantastic to know there is someone who can move those boxes for me, and lift the toddler when I'm otherwise too tired to see straight.

Accept help. Being someone who is fiercely independent and stubborn, I wasn't one for offers of help. 'Oh, I can manage' used to be my motto. I've had to change, and, in the process, formed amazing new bonds with those around me. Friends who bring brownies (gluten-free!), offer to help with Avalee on low days, and are more caring than I can ever express. Means the world.

Apologize for the delay, a lot. There are just some days when things have to come to a screeching halt. Pain, fatigue, what-have-you, prevents me from working. I'm sorry for anyone who has ever gotten frustrated with a delayed email or phone call. I wish I could still be my type-A^2, pre-GBS self, but alas, it just isn't an option. I do my best to manage my family's needs, my body's needs, and the business, but some days there just isn't enough energy to go around.

Ever wonder what life is like for someone with chronic pain or fatigue? Check out this wonderful anecdote. Her analogy is spot on, and very helpful. And now you are in on a bit of secret code. If you ever see anyone offering me their spoons, you'll know why!

If you read all this way, thank you, friend. It is such an honor to work with such amazing customers. I love the chance to watch women become mothers, men become fathers, and the newest babies grow in to their infant- and toddler-selves. It truly is a joy, and I cannot imagine life without this opportunity. While GBS may have defined who I was in the past, and still has a very-strong hold on my present, I see IBB as my future, and will continue to work to serving you even better. Thank you, again.

Blessings -

Introducing.... Orange You Glad!

The folks at AppleCheeks have done it again! The newest Limited Edition - Orange You Glad - has officially been released!


We will be getting limited quantities of this new color on each of our orders over the coming weeks. The first round sold out within minutes! Within the next few weeks, as we have shipping confirmation on more, I'll announce on Facebook specific stocking times as I have them. 

And in the fabulous style that is AppleCheeks, the reveal video had to impress! You can check it out here -



Wondering just what on earth is going on? Here's the original -
Note - while the AppleCheeks take is G-rated, this one does have a few shots I'd classify PG (though nothing worse than I've seen in commercials lately - grumble grumble #gettingold)





11/29/2012

Buzzing Away - An IBB Update

Sorry the blog has been so quiet lately. In the last two months we've: moved the store to a new location, revamped and opened that location (including a weekend road trip to buy fixtures in Minneapolis), trade show in Louisville (geeking out with diapers all week!), then my sister-in-law's wedding in Hawaii, Black Friday prep then Black Friday - Cyber Monday. And a three year old who thinks sleep is for the weak. Well, to say things have been busy is the understatement of the century. I'm excited we are getting back to our usual day-to-day, just in time for my favorite time of year! Christmas, oh how I love the season!

A quick photo review of the past fall -

checking out the new store space

painting begins

 
quick trip to Minneapolis to clean out Ikea's offerings 

And we are in! 

at the ABC expo - checking out the newest AppleCheeks print - due early 2013

My little flower girl!



And for a quick look at what's happening -

New New New
Lots of new brands - from diapers (Smart Bottoms new one-size All-in-One is amazing!) to baby care (aden + anais swaddlers = heaven) to toys (oh the toys!) - we have you covered. If there is something you absolutely love that we don't carry, please do let me know. I always have a running list of recommendations, and if enough people ask, and it is in line with our store's goals and objectives, we listen! You can always see the fifty newest products to join the store at our 'what's new?' tab.



6215 Oak St - Our new store is located in the historic Brookside neighborhood of Kansas City, MO. Hours and other specifics can be found on our 'Kansas City Store' tab. 


Holiday Gift Guide - An assortment of items from the store we think you will just love. Browse by age, audience, or simply add a gift certificate to your wish list! Check out the IBB 2012 Gift Guide here.





What's to Come? 


Rug Shopping - getting the finishing touches on the new store! 


Staying on top of the newest & latest - here - the AppleCheeks Limited Edition release under wraps until release at 12pm est 11/30


 
Getting more new items in store to surprise and delight, including the Ukulele charms everyone who comes in! And lots of gift items for moms! 


Thank you for all the support over the last few months!! We can't have grown without each and every one of you! XOXO

11/19/2012

Black Friday - Cyber Monday




Welcome! We are happy to see you!  

Included in this post you'll find: 
  • Shopping details
  • Sales organized by purchase type (diapers, carriers, etc)
  • Doorbusters
  • Other Good Stuff (psst - this is where you'll find freebie details) 
  • Nitty Gritty details

11/25 update - Cyber Monday has begun! Yes, these sales are in addition to all the sales and freebies you find below. 

All sales start immediately, and run through Monday 23:59. No code necessary unless noted. All offers good while supplies last. 

  • bumGenius Elementals - 10% off
  • chewbeads - 10% off 
  • Lulu's Detergent -10% off
  • Kiwi Pie - buy 2 and get 2 free dryer balls. Code: BOUNCE
  • Peachy Baby - buy 2 Peachy Baby diapers and get a free roll of Peachy Baby Flushable Diaper Liners Code: LINERME
And, for Cyber Monday, another freebie tier! Free one-size pocket diaper for your order $79 or more. Code: HAPPYHAPPYJOYJOY. Like other freebies, newborn diaper rental bookings excluded and cannot be combined with other freebie tiers. 



Online:
Shop 24/7 at www.itsybitsybums.com

In Person: 
6215 Oak St Kansas City MO 64113
Friday 11/23 1-4
Saturday 11/24 10-4


Sales - 
All sales begin at midnight central time 11/23. Please note some sales do have earlier end dates. 

Diapers & Accessories
  • AppleCheeks - 15% off - no code necessary, discount automatically applies. 11/23-11/26. 
  • Blueberry & Swaddlebees - 10% off - no code necessary, discount automatically applies. 11/23-11/26. don't miss extra Blueberry savings under the 'doorbusters' heading. 
  • BubuBeBe Holiday Fitteds - 10% off - no code necessary, discount automatically applies. 11/23-11/26. 
  • bumGenius Freetime - Buy 5, Get 1 Free - no code necessary, discount automatically applies - exp. Monday, 11/26
  • Charlie Banana - 25% off Single diapers and 10% off Boxed sets - no code necessary, discount automatically applies. 11/23-11/26. 
  • EcoSprout - between 10-40% off - no code necessary, discount automatically applies. 11/23-11/26. 
  • Fuzzibunz - Buy 4, Get 2 Free - no code necessary, 11/23-11/26 
  • GroVia All-in-Ones, Shells and Soakers - Buy 2, Get 1 Free - no mixing & matching between styles. **please note - total of GroVia goods does not count towards freebie qualifying total - in other words, for your freebie it must be that total after the GroVia items have been subtracted - sorry for the inconvenience.** no code necessary, 11/23-11/26. 
  • Peachy Baby - 10% off, no code necessary, discount automatically applies. 11/23-11/26. 
  • Peachy Green - 15% off - excludes Winter 2012 collection, no code necessary, discount automatically applies. 11/23-11/26. 
  • Rumparooz - 25% off - no code necessary, discount automatically applies. 11/23-11/26. 
  • Softbums - free pack of wipes ($9.25 value) with purchase of the $99.95 Starter Pack - 11/23 only. No code necessary. EXPIRED
  • Smart Bottoms - 10% off - no code necessary, discount automatically applies. 11/23-11/26. don't miss the doorbuster! see below
  • SuperUndies Trainers - 25% off - no code necessary, discount automatically applies. 11/23-11/26.
  • Sustainablebabyish - 10% off - no code necessary, discount automatically applies. 11/23-11/26. 
  • Preloved Diapers - 10%-30% off already low-priced preloved diapers! no code necessary, discount automatically applies - 11/23-11/26. 

Carriers
  • Boba - all Boba products - 10% off - no code necessary, discount automatically applies - 11/23-11/26. 
  • Ergo - all Ergo products - 25% off - no code necessary, discount automatically applies - 11/23-11/25.

Personal/Body Care
  • CJ's Creamy Body Lotion - 15% off - no code necessary, discount automatically applies - 11/23-11/26. 
  • delish Yum Bum Butter Full Size Tins - 25% off - no code necessary, discount automatically applies - 11/23-11/26. 
  • Earth Mama Angel Baby - 10% off - no code necessary, discount automatically applies - 11/23-11/26.
  • Episencial - 20% off - no code necessary, discount automatically applies - 11/23-11/26.
  • Grandma Els - 10% off - no code necessary, discount automatically applies - 11/23-11/26.
  • Lunapads - 10% off - no code necessary, discount automatically applies - 11/23-11/26.
  • Lunette Cup - take $10 off - code 'Lunette' - exp. 11/30
  • Party in My Pants - 30% off - no code necessary, discount automatically applies - 11/23-11/26. 

Mama/Baby Fun
  • Jellystone - 20% off - no code necessary, discount automatically applies - 11/23-11/26. 
  • Kleynimals - 10% off - no code necessary, discount automatically applies - 11/23-11/26. 
  • Teething Bling - 30% off - no code necessary, discount automatically applies - 11/23-11/26. 
And Etc.
  • Changing Diapers book - just $5 - no code necessary, discount automatically applies - 11/23-11/26. 

Doorbusters! 
Online! From midnight to 2am ct Friday
Shopping in person? These doorbusters will also be offered to local shoppers at our Kansas City location from 1-3 Friday. Local shopper want to get in on the midnight fun? Feel free to shop online, then select 'local pickup' and grab your package when you come by Friday or Saturday.
No codes necessary.
  • Blueberry One-Size Bamboo Fitteds just $18.95! Blueberry Newborn Bamboo Fitteds just $11.95! - Blueberry 10% sale does not stack with this discount. 
  • Rockin' Green 2012 Holiday Scent - Classic Rock just $11 - Hard Rock $12! 
  • Lulu's Detergent - 15% off 
  • Teething Bling - take an additional 10% off 
  • Party In My Pants Pads & Accessories - take an additional 10% off 
  • Peachy Baby - take an additional 5% off
  • Smart Bottoms - take an additional 5% off 

Other Good Stuff! 
  • Rockin' Green Holiday Scent will be revealed 11/23! In a word, yummmmmm.... 
  • Kiwi Pie new prints just stocked! including Hot Pink Stripes, Trains, Robots and Slug Bug
  • Toys, toys, toys! Looking for a stocking stuffer? Not quite sure what to get your one year old? check out our holiday gift guide here

Freebies!
  • Limit one freebie code per order. No limit per customer. 
    • Free with your $29+ order: CJ's sample code: FREECJ
    • Free with your $69 order: Wet Bag code: FREEBAG
    • Free with your $99 order: One-Size PUL cover code: FREECOVER
    • Free with your $149+ order: Natural Fiber One-Size All-in-One (min. value $19.95) code: SCORE   


The Nitty Gritty 

  • No limit of freebies per customer. Please note, one freebie per order! But you submit as many separate orders as you like. If you apply multiply freebie codes to your order, we will still only ship one freebie per order. 
  • If your chosen freebie oversells, we will substitute the most similar option. We have a lot of freebies standing by, but stranger things have happened.... 
  • We make every attempt to get orders out within 1-2 business days, but please understand the weekend sales make things a bit more hectic. You will get a shipping notice when your order is on the way. You can also check the status of your order by logging in to your account. It will change from 'new' to 'shipped' once it is on its way. 
  • Freebies do not apply to Newborn Diaper Rental bookings. 

10/31/2012

Trick or Treat! Tonight only!


Trick or Treat!

It's a Party! From 5-9pm ct, orders of $59+ get in on the goodness (both online and in-store)

What do I get? Well, that's the fun part. You choose - Trick or Treat

Trick - freebies vary from a heaping handful of Dum Dums to a $50 gift certificate - we will have all of the possible prizes on slips of paper in a hat, and draw out a piece of paper for your order - whatever we draw is your freebie! (I'll post a photo of the 'trick' swag pile once we get to the store). Apply code 'TRICKME' at checkout. 

Treat - handful of goodies - a pair of Bamboobies regular bamboo nursing pads, a delish lip balm and a Grandma El's sample. Apply code 'TREATME' at checkout. 

I picked Trick! When Do I Know What I Snagged? At 10pm ct tonight I'll announce on Facebook order #s and the freebie drawn. A virtual raffle drawing. Hope to see you jumping up and down with excitement if you are one of the big winners! 

Fine Print
  • No order limit per customers. Feel free to come trick or treating over and over again! 
  • Newborn Diaper Rental bookings do not qualify. 
  • Cannot be combined with any other sale or giveaway. 



Peachy Green: The 411



The Love Affair
I love Peachy Green diapers. I really do. The love started over three years ago, on my quest for the trimmest diaper on the planet. Cue old-timer in rocking chair on the front porch. Back in those days, the brand was 'Fishnoodles,' and I was already waxing poetic about the fit (check that out here). After enough confusion from outside folks that the brand was a restaurant or food company in some way (gross over simplification, but you get the gist; true story - Dawn once received a load of shipped in on a refrigerated truck, thanks to the belief they were some how transporting perishable food products).

And from Fishnoodles, Bright Star Baby was born. Unfortunately, another company with a not-really-similar-but-too-similar-for-their-liking company decided BSB was just not going to work, and thus, the just-baby-stages-Bright-Star-Baby brand received a makeover. And that is how the beloved Peachy Green came in to being in 2011.


If you ever hear anyone talking Fishnoodles (usually abbreviated 'FN') or Bright Star Baby ('BSB'), now you know why! And because I knew you were really looking for the history of the brand as well (right? nod and smile, nod and smile).

The Diapers
Back when I first discovered Fishnoodles Dawn offered sized All-in-Ones, and sized PUL covers (both in front-snapping and side-snapping). As research showed, the front-snapping covers were the lesser-chosen style, and many folks were looking for a one-size diaper option. With that, the front-snapping cover was retired and the One-Size All-in-Two style was introduced (still looking for the front-snapping cover? There are a select few still available! Shop here). 

So with a variety to choose from, how do you know which Peachy Green you'll like the best? The following is a brief rundown of all the styles. Pretend you are at the shop, standing next to me. I have all of these laid on the table, and we are talking through them. We'd likely be standing at that second white table>>



Solids $22.95 | Prints $23.95 
All-in-One diapers are grab-and-go diapers - with the waterproof- and and absorbent-layers already attached. Each is a single-use diaper. So, when it is diaper change time you take off the entire diaper, and toss in to your pail or wet bag. 

picture note - see how the 'tongues' of the soaker are laying past the diaper's front waist? once prepped, these will shrink up. Also - when you stretch the leg elastics out, the soaker tongues tuck right in to the diaper, leaving ~ one inch between the end of the soaker and the waist of the diaper. 

  • Sizing? These are a Sized diaper 
    • Three sizes - 0, 1 and 2
    • How do they run? Petite infants will get quite a bit of use from a size 0 - with some babies wearing them up to 6+mos of age; size 1 is the top-selling size, thanks to the generous weight range.
    • Baby looking to fit in both a size 1 and size 2? Taller babies are great in a size 2 as it gives extra room in the rise, while petite children can use either a 1 or 2, with the size 1 being a trimmer fit overall 
  • Absorbency?
    • These are a 'daytime absorbency' diaper. What do I mean by that? This is such a trimly cut diaper, there just isn't enough room to stuff it to pieces to last most children for overnight. Instead, its super-trim fit means it is a diaper intended to be changed every two hours (which is actually the intention of the majority of cloth diapers on the market). 
    • Baby a heavier wetter? The Peachy Green Hemp Doubler is a fantastic addition. Will detail more on this below. 
  • Colors and Prints
    • With each release, the favorites usually sell out within a day or two of release, while the shelf remains stocked with the rest of the options through the following weeks. By the time the next release rolls around, we are usually down to a very sad and empty shelf with just a few diapers left, so we do recommend shopping early if there are any prints or solids in particular that caught your eye. 
  • Design? 
    • Waterproof Outer fabric: super-soft PUL, squishes up nicely under clothes
    • Shell's inner fabric: bamboo! Translation, even though the insert snaps in to place in this All-in-One, it is not intended to be used multiple times - rather - this functionality is in place in case you ever wanted to remove the soaker and put in a new one you know, when your dog decides to break in to your diaper pail and have a Peachy snack, another true story. The shell's bamboo lining helps contribute to the absorbency of the diaper, while still keeping the fit quite trim
    • Shell's Absorbent Soakers (aka the 'tongues'): Bamboo again. Already snapped in at the back, you just need to make sure that the soakers are tucked in along the sides and front of the diaper 
  • Side Snaps? 
    • Side-snaps are part of what contributes to the very-slim fit of the Peachy Green, taking away the bulk from the front of the diaper and instead putting it along baby's hip.
    • Some people adore them (meeeeee!), while some people really dislike them. It is hard to categorically say what those who dislike them have in common, so I don't tell anyone to rule them out without giving them a try. 
    • A few tips on fitting a side-snapping diaper - 
      • Lay diaper under baby, lining up the back waist of the diaper with baby's back waist
      • Pull the diaper between baby's legs and up, creating a flush, smooth fit across baby's belly (this action of stretching the diaper between baby's legs and up will tuck those inserts in to place)
      • Snap the lower 'hip/leg' snap on one side, then snap the other side - take a look at your handiwork - how is the fit around the leg? Comfortable and snug, without being too tight? You should be able to get a fingertip comfortably in, but the elastic should also return flush to baby's skin when you remove your finger. Adjust if necessary. 
      • Once you've figured out where you like that lower snap set, then move to the second row of snaps - aka - the waist snaps
      • Again, snap one side, then the other, then check that it is the proper setting. You want the diaper to lay flush against baby's front
      • Very important note - don't be surprised if the waist and leg snap settings do not line up with each other! Depending on baby's proportions and growth spurts, you'll likely find you are back and forth over time. As long as you have that snug fit through the legs and waist, you have a great fit! 
  • Overall Fit? 
    • Incredibly trim
    • Crazy trim
    • Amazingly trim
    • I started my quest for the trimmest diaper on the market when my daughter was roughly six months old. I've tried almost all of the diapers that make the 'trim diaper' lists out there, with the exception of some WAHM options that retail for more than my car is worth kidding, sort of.
    • Some people will make up the bulk of their daytime stash of diapers Peachy Green All-in-Ones, while others will have three or four they use for those outfits when a bulky diaper will just not work.
  • Other Features and Points to Note
    • The elastic Dawn uses is top-notch - the best out there - gentle on any size leg, but still durable - I have Fishnoodles that I bought used almost three years that still had perfect elastic when Avalee switched over to undies
    • Because the PUL is softer than what most other brands use, it 'squishes up' better under clothes. So if your baby is just growing in to the size you bought, and there is a bit of blousy-ness to the bum, that extra fabric still doesn't ruin the diaper's trim fit


All-in-Two
All-in-Two diapers are one of our top-selling styles, thanks to the combination of economy plus convenience. Often abbreviated 'AI2,' this diaper style allow you to change out just the absorbent inside, while reusing the outer waterproof pieces through the day (the words 'shell' and 'cover' are often used interchangeably - both refer to a waterproof layer that holds the absorbent innards).

For people who will use an All-in-Two system full-time, I recommend planning on three shells per day. This gives you one shell to be on baby's bottom, one shell to be airing out between changes, and one shell standing by in case a dirty mess gets on the inside of the cover. At the end of the day, toss all used covers in the pail, put on baby's nighttime diaper, and start the next morning with your next three shells.  And how many inserts? That depends on how frequently your baby is having bowel movements. If they are down to just 1-2 dirty diapers a day, 8-10 inserts should suffice. If they are having more, then increase the soaker count as necessary. 

Sooooooo Abby..... how does this translate to Peachy Green's All-in-Two offerings? Thanks for asking, friend.

There are two 'shell' styles to pick from - a one-size option and a sized option. So first you'll want to pick the style of shell you prefer. 

One-Size - 'Sprout Up' (thanks to its ability to grow, or 'sprout' with your baby).
Solids $18.95 | Prints $19.95

  • Sizing? 
    • Like most one-size diapers, it begins to fit at ~10lbs, and goes through potty time.
    • If you already familiar with the Peachy Green All-in-One, a quick comparison - the smallest rise setting corresponds with a size 0 rise, the middle rise setting corresponds with a size 1, and the largest rise setting corresponds with a size 2. That said, many, many anecdotal reports tell me that, despite having the same rise, the Sprout Up shell runs bigger than the All-in-One (which is why the Size 0 diaper starts to fit around 7 or 8lbs, while the Sprout Up is ~10lbs). 
  • Absorbency?
    • As the Sprout Up shell is just a cover, there isn't any absorbency to it. Rather, you add in the absorbency with a separate insert. 
  • Colors & Prints
    • As this is still a newer style, we tend to sell it in spurts. The top print or solid each release tends to sell out fairly quickly, while most other times we have enough in stock to offer a good rainbow of both solids and prints to choose from.
  • Design
    • Waterproof Outer fabric: super-soft PUL, squishes up nicely under clothes
    • Shell's inner fabric: poly fleece. Why? Fleece is durable, soft, and repels moisture when backed up against a waterproof layer. So, even if some urine gets on the inside of the cover, it will be repelled - beading up and pushed back to the absorbent innards of the diaper. 
    • Fleece-lined All-in-Twos are quite popular these days - thanks to their use in other brands such as Softbums and AppleCheeks. 
    • Snap settings at the back: these allow you to snap in your insert
  • Side Snaps? 
    • The same tips mentioned in the All-in-One still apply here. 
  • Overall Fit? 
    • Still amazingly trim! Definitely the trimmest one-size diaper I ever found, across any style of diaper (All-in-One, Pocket, Fitted, etc). 
    • I even have some customers who find it trimmer than their Peachy Green All-in-One!
  • Other Features to Note
    • The same highlights mentioned in the All-in-One still apply here. 

Sized - named 'Switcheroo cover-n-2' (thanks to its multi-tasking functionality)
Available in Prints only $15.95

  • Sizing 
    • This is a sized cover. Translation - available in size 0, 1 or 2. It is cut more generously than the All-in-One, so as long as you are using a slim absorbent inner (ie. the Peachy Green Sprout Up, or a trifolded prefold) you'll likely find it fits for an even wider weight range
    • But what is particularly great is that it is cut generously across the bum, so you can also use it over bulkier nighttime fitteds or prefolds folded around baby. 
  • Absorbency?
    • As the Switcheroo shell is just a cover, there isn't any absorbency to it. Rather, you add in the absorbency with a separate insert. 
  • Colors & Prints
    • Switcheroo are available only in prints. 
    • I stock these pretty deeply, so we almost always have all of the prints. A great place to check if you missed your favorite print in other styles.
  • Design
    • Waterproof Outer fabric: super-soft PUL, squishes up nicely under clothes
    • Inner shell: the laminated side of the PUL, which means you can wipe this shell clean if needed
    • Snaps at the back: these allow you to snap in the Peachy Green insert
    • Don't want to use the snaps? No worries, there is a flap of PUL that lays over them, so no exposed snaps against baby's skin. 
    • Want to use your own prefold, trifolded? Yup! That flap at the back, and another at the front, help keep your insert just where you want it. 
  • Side Snaps? 
    • The same tips mentioned in the All-in-One still apply here. However, because you have a second inner gusset on the cover, you will find there is more wiggle room with how loose or snug the waist needs to be to still get a great fit. I loveeeeeee those inner gussets (similar to Thirsties, Blueberry or Bestbottoms, if you've tried any of those)
  • Overall Fit? 
    • This is a trim cover option - that soft PUL squishes up so nicely under clothes!
    • Trimness will also be affected by what you use underneath, so if you want an ├╝ber-trim fit, use the Peachy Green Bamboo Insert. 
  • Other Features to Note
    • I really like these covers. We had a bunch in our stash, and I used them with the Peachy Green insert, pad folded flats, trifolded bamboo and cotton prefolds and fitteds. 
    • These were also one of my favorites when traveling. I would use a Flip or GroVia disposable insert, tucked under the flaps, and we were good to go. 


Picked the shell you want to go with? Decision made? Great! Haven't decided? If each sounds like it would suit your family well, it is worth trying out both! They are both high-quality, USA-made items that were favorites in my own stash. Feel free to ask me if you would like more help pinpointing. 

Next, you'll need to add in your absorbency - 
  • Sprout-Up - it is cut so trimly that I always point people to the one-size Sprout-Up insert as the place to be. It snaps in at the back, has an adjustable rise so you can be sure to get a proper fit, and it is just the right width to tuck in to the shell. Some people are able to trifold a slim hemp or bamboo prefold or pad fold a flat in to the shell, so that is also something to experiment with. The key is finding an insert that is quite slim, so it will fit inside the equally-slim Sprout-Up. 
  • Switcheroo - any of your favorite innards will work here - fitteds, prefolds, flats, contours, disposable inserts. The one-size Sprout Up insert snaps in at the back, and is also a great way to turn the usual cover in to a trim and convenient All-in-Two system. 


Last but not least, the one-size Peachy Green Hemp Doubler (aka 'Booster'). This doubler is ingenious. Just the right length to fit any size Peachy Green (or Fishnoodle, or Bright Star Baby) All-in-One or All-in-Two. AND, it snaps in underneath the diaper's soaker. So, you still have everything in one easy-to-use and easy-to-change piece. We found the Hemp Doubler would bump up our diaper 1-2 hours, which made it the perfect option for errands and naps. 


Thank you so much for visiting, and I hope that this has been helpful for you! If there are any questions we can help with feel free to ask! Our Facebook wall is especially ablaze right now with excitement over the next release, due out in just under 26 hours (Nov 1, 10am ct). If you are looking for more weigh-ins, feel free to post your question on our wall. I'm sure many of the Peachy Green fans would also love to help you! 



10/17/2012

Newborn Diaper Rental Sale


Preloved Newborn Diaper Rental sale!! 

What?
Choose your freebie: 
  • Accessories! free Changing Diapers Book + wet bag (min. value $21)
  • Diaper! free one-size diaper (min. value $19.95)
  • Teether! free teething toy (min. value $15)
  • For Mama! free Jellystone or Chewbeads necklace or pendant (min. value $16)


Who?
Anyone with a December - June EDD is eligible

How? 
  1. Book your preloved newborn diaper rental here, paying in full ($195) no need to confirm availability before booking - we will announce here as EDD's fill up
  2. Note in the comments section which of the freebies you'd like. 


When? 
Rental must be booked by Oct 23rd. extended to November 2nd! 



Other Specifics

  • Your freebie will ship with your rental. 
  • IBB picks the color/print/style/etc. 
  • Already have a package reserved but haven't made the $160 balance payment? You are also eligible. Simply make your balance payment of $160 by Oct 23rd.

10/15/2012

While the Cat is Away, 48 Hour Freebies


While we are away at the ABC show, the mice are sure to play!

Code: BAGIT on orders $59-$98.99 - free Planet Wise food bag
Code: DIAPERIT on orders $99+ - free All-in-One (min value $24.95)

Limit one code per order, and two code uses per customer. Offers end 10.17.12, or when supplies run out. Newborn diaper rentals excluded. Not good on pending or prior orders. IBB chooses the diaper/print/color. Feel free to indicate colorway preferences at checkout. 
Like to follow along with our ABC adventures? Find us on Facebook here



9/11/2012

Welcome to the Carnival!


Welcome to the Carnival!
The IBB Carnival is in town for the next 48 hours! Pick your attraction!
The Carnival is now closed. Thank you everyone who stopped by!! 



Fishing Pond
All orders under $59 get a handful of freebies thrown in (may include any mix of cloth wipes, rash cream samples, wet bags, baby leggings and other such goodies; note – a mix = a smattering, array or sampling; mix one of everything listed). No code necessary. Gift certificates and 101 class bookings do not qualify.

Quick Draw
Do you have quick-like-a-cat reflexes? If your order ($59 or more, before tax) number matches one of the luckies from the following list, you've won! No code necessary, we'll automatically apply the goodies. Order MUST be paid at time of purchase. In other words, ‘Local payment via check’ is not an option. Newborn Diaper Rentals and gift certificate purchases do not qualify. 


Wonder what order # we are on? I’ll give periodic shout-outs on Facebook throughout the next two days. Customers are also welcome to work together to report their order number on Facebook.


Order #
2296 free Jellystone Designs Jellystone necklace
2298 free chewbeads bangle
2299 free Delish Yum-Bum-Butter to Go Stick
2300 free Changing Diapers book
2301 free Changing Diapers book
2303 free BubuBebe fitted
2306 free Planet Wise food bags 3-pack
2308 free Thirsties Duo Wrap + Thirsties Hemp Prefold (we’ll contact you to confirm size)
2310 free PIMP pad
2311 free Changing Diaper books
2314 free GroVia shell + OsoCozy Better Fit prefold
2315 free GroVia shell + OsoCozy Better Fit prefold
2318 free BubuBebe fitted
2320 free delish body scrub
2323 free delish body lotion
2324 free delish brown sugar scrubbie bar
2325 free chewbeads bangle
2328 free Blueberry wet/dry hobo bag
2331 free Planet Wise food bags 3-pack
2334 free Peachy Green All-in-Two Sprout Up Shell
2338 free AppleCheeks Shell + stay-dry insert (we’ll contact you to confirm size)
2339 free Thirsties Wipes + Thirsties Booty Love Diaper Ointment
2344 free Boba Air carrier
2346 free GroVia Shell
2347 free GroVia Shell
2350 free jChew Choc Bar Teether
2354 free Kleynimals
2358 free Peachy Green All-in-Two Sprout-Up Shell
2359 free Peachy Green Cover
2360 free GroVia wet bag
2361 free GroVia wet bag
2362 free GroVia wet bag
2364 free GroVia wet bag
2370 free Swaddlebees Capri Cover
2374 free one-size diaper (min. value $19.95)
2375 free one-size diaper (min. value $19.95)
2376 free one-size diaper (min. value $19.95)
2377 free one-size diaper (min. value $23.95)
2382 free Jellystone necklace
2383 free jChew Smart Phone
2385 free Pink Daisy pad
2386 free chewbeads bangle
2389 free Changing Diapers Book
2390 free Changing Diapers Book
2391 free Changing Diapers book
2393 free Jellystone Designs Organic pendant
2395 free $100 Gift Certificate

Fine Print
  • Both offers expire Thursday at 11:59am ct or when we reach order #2395.
  • IBB picks color/print/closure/etc. We will do our best to match the freebie with the ‘feel’ of the rest of your order – ie. If you order 10 green and blue snapping diapers your freebie will not be a hot pink aplix diaper. We will contact you to confirm the SIZE desired, if your freebie is a sized or two-size diaper.
  • Newborn Diaper Rental bookings, gift certificates and 101 class bookings ineligible for any freebies.
  • Orders cannot be amended or canceled once placed! Please do not email me that paying for your order will not enable you to take your cat to the vet for her teeth cleaning.
  • Thank you!! 


Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

Some exciting changes to report! 

First, we are moving
The store will be moving to a larger brick and mortar space in October. A preview of the new space (replete with its previous-tenants decor - will be getting a facelift in the next two weeks) - 



Second, party time!
We will be celebrating this Facebook milestone with a 48-hour party! Details will be published at noon central time (in other words, just a few hours away). 




Thank you so much to all who have been so supportive over the last two years. We couldn't be more excited to help you along your cloth diapering journey, and look forward to serving you for years to come.