Wednesday, March 30, 2011

CJs BUTTer Review

This is a new favorite of mine. I'm sure you've heard of it.
CJ's BUTTer.

This stuff is awesome!!

It's cloth diaper safe.

It works great.

It comes in large quantities and you get your money's worth!

And they smell delicious!

A friend of mine had the blueberry kind, and I'll be honest with you, I continued to smell it for the rest of my visit to her house, and I had to keep reminding myself that it wasn't for eating.

The Ones I Own: Unscented- While it has no scent, it still smells pretty good. Not as great as some of the others do though, I don't have resist the desire to eat it, :).
Coconut Lime Dream- Another honesty moment for you, I sincerely dislike the smell of coconut. But mixted with lime? Mmmm! It smells so good.
Love Spell- I haven't used this one on Audrey yet, mostly because I want to wear it myself, and Sydney shares in this desire, she's always sneaking the Love Spell off to sniff.
Monkey Farts- Um. It smells like banana. I handed it to my husband and told him to smell and he replied that it smelled good. I told him that it was called Monkey Farts, and he gave me this look and replied, "Are they trying to be cute? Because it's not much of a marketing strategy, to call something a gross name." I guess it worked though, as I have it, lol. But seriously, it smells like bananas, and it smells GOOD.
Lavender and Tea Tree Oil- Again, I'm not a huge fan of the smell of Lavender, but wow! CJ's has a way of making everything smell so good!!! And the best part? I think the added Lavender and Tea Tree Oil actually works better than the unscented! My Audrey's bum looks pretty good after being smothered in CJs.

The Ones I Want to Own: Blueberry, Pumpkin Spice, Orange & Vanilla, etc, etc, ALL OF THEM!!!

Where to Buy Them: Right now Fluffy Cheeks is having a sale, if you spend $30 (on anything) you will get a 4.0 oz jar of CJs (your choice of scent) for FREE. And Fluffy Cheeks also has FREE SHIPPING! Fluffy Cheeks is my new favorite place to buy from. She stocks all the big brands, and along with free shipping on every order, she is also super speedy! I have made two orders from her, and both of them were here in 2 days, this is super awesome, as she lives (seriously) on the opposite end of the country from me! Like I said I Fluffy Cheeks!

CJs comes in tubes or jars, and sometimes I've seen them as sticks. I love that you can get 4.0 for $9! (I've bought some things that were 1 oz for $8, so I was very relieved!)

CJ's BUTTer can be used for eczema and and dry skin. However, I haven't have much luck with it for eczema on Audrey's back, stomach or face, but it has worked great in the diaper area.

Mother-Ease Sandy Giveaway Winner!

First, I'd like to thank everyone for their support by participating in the giveaway! I am blown away by all the support I've received since starting this blog! So Thank You, Everyone!!!

And now, we have a winner, thanks to

Congratulations, Hillary! Fluffy Cheeks will be contacting you with the information :)

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Kawaii Review

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When I first started cloth diapering, these were the absolutely first diapers that I put on my Audrey. A friend of mine uses Kawaii's and she let me borrow some to see if they helped my Audrey. And they did! How great is that? Her 2 month old rash went away within 12 hours after I put her in a Kawaii. My husband was shocked by these diapers and how simple they are. We attempted cloth diapering with Sydney in April 2009, we used a diaper service which was prefolds and Prowraps, and my husband hate it. Can't say I was too much of a fan either, so the Kawaiis were great! My husband commented that we had cloth diapered Sydney all wrong.

Things that I love about the Kawaii One Size Diaper: The price! At site their One Size Diaper is only $6.99!! How great is that?! The fact that they got me to cloth diaper, and that they helped with my daughter's rash? That gives them a special spot in my heart! I also love that these are great nighttime diapers paired with a hemp insert. They are also very sturdy diapers, if you accidentally put the wrong kind of cream on them (guilty at times) these diapers can take it without any real harm to them! Major plus! The website also has minky diapers, bamboo diapers, and it's not expensive!

Things I Wasn't So Happy About: I only have one tiny issue. The poop doesn't come off as easily with my diaper sprayer. Which compared to all the pros about these diapers, is just a tiny insignificant thing.

Their main website seems to be out of stock often, and after a bit of research, and just simply asking I was told to go look at Jack Be Natural. I was very impressed with this site, most other sites that carry Kawaii's increase the cost by about $3-5 per diaper. Jack Be Natural increases the diapers very little, and they offer Free Shipping on orders over $30, as oppose to Kawaii's main website that sometimes offers free shipping on orders over $75. In my package, which was shipped FedEx, I received two samples of laundry detergent along with a handwritten card from the owner thanking me for the purchase. I will most definitely be ordering from them again.

**Edit: Here is something I found very interesting, if you plan on buying under $70 than Jack Be Natural is the best place to buy these diapers. If you plan on buying over $70 worth of Kawaiis, then the best place is to go to website. website has free shipping on orders over $70, and Jack Be Natural on orders over $30. Gotta make those bucks stretch! :)

In my house we love the Kawaii's, even my 3-year-old requests that her sister wears "the flower diapers." :) If you need to cloth diaper on a budget, these are definitely the way to go!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Fuzzibunz One Size Review

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When I first started cloth diapering with Audrey, we had a stash of Fuzzibunz. These were great diapers for my 4 month old! I love the many colors and I loved how soft they were on the inside. I choose Fuzzibunz because of their leg elastics. When I attempted to cloth diaper Sydney in April 2009, we had to stop because I didn't know that there were other covers besides Prowraps, and in a size Extra Large, Sydney had red marks on her legs due to the elastic being too tight. The red marks would dry and crack and were extremely painful for her. So the idea that I could adjust the leg elastics by themselves was a huge plus! These diapers are super easy to use, my husband even would occasionally volunteer to change the diapers!

Remember those great leg elastics? They aren't so great when your baby can crawl and stand up and just wants to move. She has no patience for diaper changes anymore, which makes it hard make sure I have a perfect fit around her chubby little legs. It is also a very tedious job to readjust all the leg elastics. Also, starting at 9 months all my diapers started to leak. After a big of research, I found out that when babies get bigger the One Size tends to leak, due to how narrow the crotch is in them. I'd love to get my hands on a Perfect Size so that I can compare them, as I've been told this isn't a problem with the Perfect Size.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Mother-Ease Sandy and Giveaway!

When we used disposable diapers, my daughter would have a blow out every night.

Seriously, ew.

When we switched to cloth diapers for her, at 4 months, she no longer had any leaks.

And then she became a tummy sleeper! And she'd leak again.

So we used Kawaii diapers, and those worked great! No leaks at night.

And now at 9 months, she's waking up with soaked pajamas, all the way up to her arm pits!

Said it before, but ew!!! Who wants that?

At the recommendation of my friend, I decided to try Mother-Ease Sandy diapers, which I bought through Fluffy Cheeks. These are a fitted diaper, and they hold up to 15 oz at night. I paired this with a Thirsties Duo Wrap, and the next morning when she woke up, she was completely try.

No leaks out the legs.

No leaks out the top.

Diaper was very full (my girls pee a lot at night!)

And the best part?

For my sensitive skinned baby, night time is the worst. Whatever progress I made during the day is usually ruined at night, because most the time she poops at night, or she pees heavily and then sits in it for 12-14 hours.

But when she woke up after having the Sandy's on?

Her bum actually looked better than when she went to sleep the night previous!

I was amazed at how great this diaper was.

I only have one small complaint; when I take it off in the morning, the diaper is totally soaked, so to unsnap it I have to touch the wet.

But, this diaper can be paired with a liner, which adds an additional 7oz of absorbency. Right now I don't see the need to even try that as this diaper worked so well without it, minus my tiny complaint.


Now for the fun part! Fluffy Cheeks is giving away 1 Mother-Ease Sandy to a lucky reader as our part of our launch!

To enter, do any or all of the following:
1. Like A Whole Lot of Fluff on Facebook, and write on their wall about the giveaway
2. Like Fluffy Cheeks of Facebook and write on their wall about the giveaway
3. Follow this blog
4. Go to Fluffy Cheeks and tell me which color Mother-Ease Sandy you want if you win
If you already follow A Whole Lot of Fluff or "like" it and Fluffy Cheeks, just leave a comment saying you're already a fan for each entry.

You have a possible 4 entries per person. One comment per entry, so if you do all 4 of the things above, there should be 4 comments.

In your comment, please leave your email address so I can contact you if you win!

This contest will close Tuesday, March 29th at 11:59 pm, PST.
Winner will be announced Wednesday, March 30th.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

How to Cloth Diaper

Everyone does it differently, but there are so many bad stigmas that deal with cloth diapering that I thought I would address them, and show you what my day consists of.

First of all, lets address the following issues:

Pins? No! Bleach buckets? Absolutely not.

Cloth diapers now have snaps or Velcro. If you wanted to buy the type that don't have these options then you could buy what's called a Snappi.

Bleach is bad for the fabrics and can break them down quickly. It's also not good for your baby's skin.

When it's time to change my daughter's diapers, it's basically like every disposable diaper that I've changed. Except that it's snaps instead of tabs. Instead of commercial wipes, I use cloth wipes. My wipes are just cut up fleece. I use fleece instead of flannel, because I feel like they keep their soft-ness, which is important to me.

Anyway, spray the wipe with wipe solution, Zany Zebra has some great recipes for making your own from home! (I'll share mine a little later.) I find that it's helpful to spray the bum and the wipe, so that both are wet. :)

After you put your baby in a new diaper, what do you do with the old one??

You buy or make what is called a Wet Bag. It's a bag with a layer of PUL in it (waterproof material.) I add a few Arm & Hammer Deodorant Disks to the bottom to keep it from stinking. Most people also have a travel wet bag, so that when they are out and about they have somewhere to put the dirty diapers. I have personally made a travel wet bag, it was pretty easy as well. I'll have to post a tutorial on that soon!

Laundry day! What do you do?

Alright, I'll be honest with you all. I don't like cleaning up poop. Shocking, right? Isn't that why people cloth diaper, the love of poop? I have a whole station for my cloth diapering washing.

It includes:
A pair of rubber gloves.
An empty gallon ice cream bucket
A stool
A diaper sprayer.
A diaper sprayer?

My husband took a kitchen sink sprayer and hooked it up to our toilet so that I don't have to scrub out the yucky diapers. The total was about $15. You can buy one as well, but they are much more expensive.

Want to learn how to make your own? Here's a tutorial!

Once all the poopy diapers are clean I just throw them in the washing machine, and I wash them in the following way:
1. Cold Prewash with Bac-Out (helps with smells and stains.)
2. Cold Wash cycle with Mountain Green detergent.
3. Hot Wash cycle with rinse with Rockin Green, so everything smells pretty. (Keeps my husband from complaining.)

No fabric softener. Sounds like a lot of detergent, right? Nope! Mountain Green and Rockin Green only require you to put in 1 tablespoon of detergent! And yes, it gets them clean! Most cloth diaper companies tell you to only use 1/4 of amount of soap that most detergents tell you to use!

I then hang the diaper covers up to dry and dry all the inserts in the dryer. I had a large enough stash to only have to do laundry every 3 days.

Saturday, March 19, 2011


Welcome to a new blog devoted to my love affair of all things fluffy.

Cloth Diaper fluffy, that is!

It has become my new obsession.

And what does a stay-at-home-mom do to relieve her poor husband of her non-stop chatter about her obsessions?

She creates a blog.

I will start with this: my 9 month old suffers from severe eczema, as well as chronic yeast infections. These are made worse by disposable diapers, which led me to cloth diapers. My daughter seems to love change, because something that works sometimes, doesn't work other times.

So this blog will be where I tell about all my trials, tribulations, and thoughts of different cloth diapering products.

Please excuse the mess until I get thing situated, but as soon as the dust settles, look forward to my reviews on Mother-Ease Sandys, and California Baby Creams! :)