Tuesday, December 29, 2009

New Cloth Diaper Store! (Review and Giveaway)



EcoBuns is a brand new cloth diaper store not far from my home! I first discovered EcoBuns through a friend, and then when I met Kellie in person we realized that we had worked together at a daycare 5 years ago. She is now a stay at home mom to two boys age 4 and 15 months and is just starting her cloth diapering website. If you live in the area, she has a great display set up right in her home where you can come and shop (give her a call or email first). She also does free cloth diaper classes at various places - you can check her calendar here. Kellie loves to chat and is great at helping her customers find what they need whether they are just getting started in cloth or have specific questions about something.

We received a Fuzzi Bunz One Size diaper from Kellie to try out and review. I was excited to try this for a few different reasons - for one thing, I can use this with Julia and simply adjust it to fit the newborn baby in January (or whenever Julia eventually potty trains...). I also like that it comes with extra elastic and it looks simple enough to replace. I still haven't tackled replacing the elastic on all of my old BumGenius and Fuzzi Bunz diapers, ugh. The velcro on my older diapers has worn out as well, so I like that the Fuzzi Bunz diapers close with snaps that won't wear out.


The diaper comes with two inserts, one slightly smaller than the other. The small insert seems a bit big for the small setting - I'll have to try it out with the new baby and see how it works. In this photo, I have both of the inserts in the diaper which makes it a bit puffy, but it still fits well around the legs and waist. Both inserts are nice and thick and we haven't had any leaks with this diaper. I do wish the inserts for all my pocket diapers were labeled though so that others could help me stuff diapers. Grandma and Daddy can never tell which insert to put in which diaper, although I suppose that doesn't matter much.

The elastic is easy enough to adjust - it is just like the adjustable waistband pants for kids with the button that fits through the elastic in several places. There is a chart that explains which numbered slots in the elastic correspond to which sizes, and thats a bit confusing at first. Once you figure out the sizing though, you just set it and leave it which is nice. Other one size diapers that we've used have snaps on the front of the diaper and these sometimes end up pressing into Julia's legs and leaving a mark so this hidden elastic adjustment is a good option for us.

Overall we like this diaper and use it often. Aqua is Julia's favorite color, so she chooses this diaper just for that reason. You can get these in a wide variety of fun colors. If you'd like to try one out, you're in luck! EcoBuns is offering one reader a Fuzzi Bunz One Size diaper. To enter the giveaway, check out their website and leave a comment letting me know another item that they sell. Be sure to leave your email address in the comment so that I can contact a winner. For an extra entry, become a fan of EcoBuns on facebook - just follow the link on their home page and leave a separate comment letting me know that you became a fan. The giveaway will close on January 12th at midnight. (as long as I'm not having a baby that day)

EcoBuns has a great selection of products and even a "try cloth for $25" program that is worth checking out. There are also some great info pages with cost comparisons, differences between the different types of diapers, how to wash cloth diapers and more. If you'd like to go shopping right away, Kellie is offering a discount code "ecobuns10" good for 10% off of any order. This expires 1/30/10. Thanks Kellie, and welcome to the neighborhood EcoBuns!

**The giveaway is closed, thanks for your interest. Random.org chose Heidi as the winner!**

55 comments:

  1. I love the mommy necklace that she sells (trying to ignore the other brands of wet bags that they carry rofl just kidding)!

    My email is hj4him@gmail.com

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  2. I am also a fan of their facebook now!
    hj4him@Gmail.com

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  3. I like the Knickernappies Doorknob Diaper Pail! Thanks!
    aunt_putz@hotmail.com

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  4. I'm a fan on facebook!
    aunt_putz@hotmail.com

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  5. oh my! I just found my favorite "other" item that they sell and it is the same as Loving Touch Wet Bag's! oh well. I like the raven collection Mommy necklace. The Raven collection is really pretty!

    Email in profile! thanks!

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  6. I just became their fan on FB (ABS initials)

    email in profile!

    thanks again!

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  7. They also sell the Moby Wrap Carriers. Great review, thanks!

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  8. I'm now a fan of EcoBuns on Facebook.

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  9. They sell Babyhawk carriers - I love those! And I really like the colors of the carrier in there picture too!

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  10. They also sell Baby Hawk carriers **drool**

    :-)

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  11. Ecobuns also sells drybees fleece pocket diapers.

    slynn41202 at yahoo.com

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  12. She sells Hemp Babies Inserts

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  13. I love the baby legs she carries also! dibz@hotmail.com

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  14. I became a fan on Facebook!
    dibz@hotmail.com

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  15. Hey ladies, I love that you have all been so receptive to our families business! thanks for all of the awesome comments and thanks to christy to letting Julia be our little fuzzi bunz guinea pig, :) I am happy to answer any questions that any of you have on anything at all and I am always available for the locals to come and shop. Loving Touch Wet Bags - we need to talk soon, so you mind if I email you on info for your bags? Mommy Necklaces lady is local as well so check out her fan page on fb - she is amazing!

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  16. they also carry the Knickernappies One Size Diaper.. I have been wanting to try this. And they have the baby hawk carriers on sale too.
    bwneyes100 AT hotmail DOT com

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  17. I became a fb fan
    bwneyes100 AT hotmail DOT com

    I also tried to follow on twitter, but the link did not work from their site.

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  18. I also like their bumGenius Diaper Sprayer, too. I am new to cloth and I really need one!! Does anyone know how well they actually work?? The concept sounds great!!

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  19. FB FRIEND of Econobums: Karen Bridges

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  20. I like the bumGenius! One Size Organic Cloth Diapers

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  21. Just became a fan of ecobuns on facebook.

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  22. I would love to try the Baby Hawk carrier. Normally, I use my sling or my moby wrap.

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  23. I've been a fan on facebook for a while now...and recruited some friends. If I need something my first stop is to Ecobuns.(there in my favorites list!) I love all the diapers but I must say my favorite thing she sells on her site is the Babylegs!

    poest@netzero.net

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  24. Ecobuns also sells Bummies flushable liners and Grandma El's diaper rash cream. I am also a fan of Ecobuns on FB.

    kheavilin@hotmail.com

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  25. Nicole, and Heavilin family - you need to leave a separate comment letting me know you are a fan on facebook so that you get the two entries! Thanks. :)

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  26. I love the babyhawks and am excited to see that they are on sale!

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  27. I love EcoBuns! I wish I would have known about them sooner before I bought my stash for my little one due in a week :) You can bet I'll go there for all my future needs though--what a selection she has and so nice you can SEE it all and hear about it all right in her home. LOVE THAT!
    Sarah
    poodlelover@gmail.com

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  28. They have the flip system -- that's what we're going to try. Cool site, thanks for sharing. katesdeals@gmail.com

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  29. I also love the bummis training pants, my baby only uses diapers at night now, but I like to use training pants when we travel or go out.
    Thanks
    meangreenmom[at]gmail[dot]com

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  30. They sell planet wise wetbags.

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  31. They also sell the Moby Wrap Carriers.

    taraz9(at)excite(dot)com

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  32. EcoBuns also sells BabyLegs.

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  33. They also sell Thirsties fab fitteds. thanks!
    ruth(dot)gray at gmail dot com

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  34. They sell my favorite - Moby Wraps!

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  35. I would love to try that clothdiaper, right now we use softbums!
    They also sell mommy necklaces, which I wish I had one of these tooo!

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  36. fan on facebook!

    bugaroobows(@) gmail(.) com

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  37. they sell thirsties fab wipes!
    heidilynndonahue@gmail.com

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  38. became a facebook fan!
    heidilynndonahue@gmail.com

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  39. Saw that Kellie sells Moby Wraps. . .always wanted to try one of those out.

    sbippley1@adoptionassociates.net

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  40. Just became a facebook fan

    sbippley1@adoptionassociates.net

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  41. I love the babylegs that Kellie sells on her website!

    poest@netzero.net

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  42. I'm loving that they sell the Moby Wrap Organic Carrier...I'll have to bookmark this website.

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  43. They also offer Happy Heinys and BumGenius diapers.

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  44. I like the Baby Hawk carrier! I have a lot of looking around to do on the site!

    uniquelynormalmom at gmail dot com

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  45. I'm an EcoBuns fan on Facebook!

    FB email: rostad at ywamsf dot org

    uniquelynormalmom at gmail dot com

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  46. I love the Moby wraps she sells!

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  47. I'm a fb fan. Vanessa 'Malecha' Jacobson

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  48. They also sell Bummis Training Pants
    digicat{AT}sbcglobal{DOT}net

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  49. They also sell
    Happy Heinys Training Pants.
    iluvchrisnlevi@aol.com

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  50. Planet Wise Wet Bags

    pinkveganmiso(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  51. Soon to be new Dad that has changed his mind about cloth diapers after going to Ecobuns Class!!! Love the Bummis flushable poop liners that they sell. ron.f.gunter@gmail.com

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  52. They sell babyhawks which I'd love to have.

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