Who's behind FluffyRump?
How were the products offered at FluffyRump.com chosen?
How do I choose the perfect cloth diaper?
What are Prefolds?
What are Fitted diapers?
What are Pocket diapers?
What are All in One (AIO) diapers?
What are Hybrid diapers?
Can I find out more information about Glass Baby Bottles
General Washing Instructions
What are Stefanie's Tips?
Behind the Scenes:My name is Stefanie and I’m a proud, cloth-diapering mother of one growing boy! My family and I live in Puerto Rico, though we are from the North East USA. I have always been attracted to eco-friendly living and thought about using cloth diapers for my son before he was born. However, I thought I couldn’t do it without a diaper service, so I decided to use chlorine-free disposable diapers instead. They leaked a lot! I eventually gave up on them and went to regular disposables. Then there was the Pampers Dry Max scare about terrible diaper rashes and I looked into cloth diapering again. After consulting with a local friend, who had already been using FuzziBunz for her daughter, I decided to buy my first 3 pack of Perfect Size FuzziBunz! Eight months later, I proposed the idea of starting FluffyRump to my husband, and he was completely supportive☺ The rest is history!!Top
About FluffyRump’s products:
Choosing products to offer FluffyRump customers was an easy decision. Most of the products I use on a regular basis! My son wears FuzziBunz Perfect Size diapers, uses Cj’s All Natural BUTTer and Bug Banisher, Motherease liners and lifefactory bottles. I also have a couple 22oz lifefactory bottles that my husband and I use, use PlanetWise wet/dry bags, shop with my Baggu bags and clean all baby items/cloth diapers with Rockin’ Green detergent. I wouldn’t be able to run a successful store with products that are unfamiliar to me. To get the details of my day-to-day with these products and more, check out my blog at Top
Trying to choose the perfect cloth diaper for your little one can be overwhelming. A lot of times parents choose more than one type before potty training. I use FuzziBunz for everyday and plan to use Gro-Via’s hybrid diaper for traveling. Below is a detailed description of the types of cloth diapers FluffyRump has to offer:
Prefold (Bummis)- If you want to go traditional, you need to check out prefolds. They look like the old-school cloth diapers (now better known as burp cloths), but they are made of better materials, including organic cotton. You can fold them in a couple different ways and secure them with pins or Snappi’s. Snappis are a pain-free and faster way to secure prefold and flat fold diapers. They come in a variety of colors. Learn more about them here. You must pair your prefold or fitted diaper with a waterproof cover or wrap to avoid leaks. FluffyRump carries many of the Bummis styles.Top
Fitted (Bummis)- Fitted is simply a cloth diaper with no attached waterproof portion that is secured with snaps, Velcro or Aplix (similar to disposables). A waterproof cover is needed, but no pins or Snappis required. Check out the Bummis STRETCH Bamboozle fitted diaper here.Top
Pocket Diaper (Fuzzibunz brand)- This type of diaper comes in two pieces; the waterproof outside and the absorbent insert to tuck into the pocket of the waterproof portion. The convenience of the pocket is that you can add any type of absorbent insert into the pocket for your baby’s needs. For example: I use one FuzziBunz micro terry insert during the day when changing diapers every 2-3 hours, but I add a FuzziBunz hemp insert overnight for extra absorbency. I was shocked when those two inserts kept my son drier than a disposable!! Hemp is naturally more absorbent and thinner than the micro terry inserts. I really like that the FuzziBunz have snap closures. They are super durable and you have no worries of Velcro snagging in the washer/dryer or on their clothes.Top
All in One aka AIO (Gro-Via)- I’m excited to carry Gro-Via’s AIO diaper. It is truly the easiest cloth diaper to use and it is made of organic materials! The main insert for these diapers is sewn or snapped in and you can add more inserts for additional absorbency by snapping them in. Gro-Via also has fleece, reusable liners that snap in for easy clean up and less waste. When you are ready to change the diaper, just open, snap/Aplix and go. To wash, throw the whole thing in the washer without needing to separate parts as with the pocket diapers. Super easy and they come in cute designs and colors.Top
Hybrid (Gro-Via)- A hybrid diaper has both reusable and disposable parts. The outside/waterproof portion is reused and the inside, absorbent part can be composted, flushed, or tossed in the trash. Great for parents new to cloth diapering, and/or for those who travel. The outside portion can be used more than once, if not soiled, before washing. This is one perk you won’t find with any other type of cloth diaper. You need less covers/pants per baby, which means even less money! Gro-Via’s diapers can be used with their cloth inserts or flush-able inserts interchangeably.Top
General Washing Instructions:
When you receive your cloth diapers, they should have individual washing instructions and special instructions if necessary. However, I know that many of you want to know what it will be like to wash your diapers before committing to it. So, I have prepared simple washing instructions that can apply to just about all cloth diapers, no matter the style.
Before using the diapers: wash 3-5 times with detergent with hot water/cold rinse. This allows the diapers to become more absorbent. A quick test to be sure your diaper is absorbent enough for use, drip some water on the diaper. If the water is absorbed, you're ready to go! If you're using organic cotton diapers, you should wash AND dry at least 5 times before first use. After your initial washes before wearing, you can follow the following washing/drying method: After any poop is rinsed off, run a cold rinse cycle with no detergent. Then wash with hot water and another cold rinse using recommended amount of detergent (less for HE machines). If you have particularly stinky, dirty diapers AND and an HE washer, throw in a towel into your first rinse cycle to "trick" your washer into thinking there are more items. Water is your best friend when washing diapers. The more, the cleaner your diapers will be. An HE washer determines water amount for each load based on weight. You can dry all parts of your cloth diapers on a normal cycle. Wool dryer balls are recommended to make your dryer more efficient. Can make it 1/4-1/2 more efficient depending on type of dryer. I use them for all of my laundry since all of my laundry is at least a little damp after one cycle. The dryer balls FluffyRump carries are made in USA and last for years!!! I typically don't machine dry my diapers since I have enough to last me more than one day. I wash my diapers after my son goes to sleep and hang dry them inside overnight. Hemp and organic cotton prefolds are a little stiff with air drying so I do a quick fluff cycle occasionally.Top
Sterilization: If you have read other cloth diaper sites, you will probably see the term, "stripping" in reference to deep cleaning your cloth diapers. Even though I have an HE front load washer, I felt doing 4-6 washes was a waste of time and water. Early in my cloth diapering days, Asher had a nasty recurring rash while he was healing from an ear infection. I would put him in disposable diapers and the rash would clear up. I tried a few things on my own, but eventually was worried I would have to give up cloth altogether! I emailed Fuzzibunz, and they got back to me immediately with great news. Since Asher was using antibiotics, he was experiencing a higher volume of yeast in his system. This was causing the rash. When he was done taking the antibiotics, they suggested a boiling method that I have laid out for you here:
-Boil clean inserts for 20 minutes. *I bought a separate, large pot so I could boil as many as possible. -Hand wash waterproof portion (if this applies to your diapers) with an anti bacterial dish soap. Put through rinse cycle until you don't see any bubbles. -Once your bubble free, combine inserts and outer portion in the washer on the rinse cycle using a couple of drops of tea tree oil (for extra antiseptic powers) *Don't over do it, tea tree oil is strong and the scent will last after a few regular washes.