Thursday, February 28, 2008

Fresh New Prints for Wahmies Wet Bags!

Just in time for Spring!! Wahmies Wet Bags in in fresh, new prints. The new prints are:

Yellow Daisy

Seaspray Green Dots

Yellow & Tan Dots

Blue Flowers on Green

Available in both Regular and All Day Sizes.

Wahmies Pail Liners have also been restocked. Check out the Candy Stripes, very cute!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Design Your Own Just Ducky Diapers are BACK!

I am so exicted! Design Your Own Just Ducky All in One Diapers and Just Ducky Durables are available again!! You choose how your diaper will look! There are so many super cute fabric designs and fleece colors to choose from, let your imagination go wild! Choose from the ever popular sock monkey print, funky dots, solid colos, and limited edition prints. Then pick a cordinating color for the super plush microfiber fleece interior. How cool is that! Can't do that with any other diaper out there! Just Ducky Design Your Own Diapers are one of our bestsellers and we are delighted to have them back!

The Just Ducky Durables are also now available. If you are looking for a real work-horse diaper look no further! Just Ducky Baby! Durables are the toughest diapers around. These diapers can be washed and dried on hot and are virtually indestructable!

These diapers are sewn to order according to your specifications so please allow 2-4 weeks for delivery. Trust me, it is worth the wait!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Ciao Bella Natural Baby Bath & Body Products

I am always on the lookout for new natural baby products, it's my little obsession. I have found a fabulous line of baby care products from Ciao Bella Natural Bath & Body. They offer natural Bubble Bath, Hair & Body Wash, Baby Lotion, Natural Massage Oil and Calendula Baby Balm. Ciao Bella's Calendula Balm is has so many uses! You can use it to prevent diaper rash, on cradle cap, chapped cheeks, or my fav...sore noses during cold and flu season. Ciao Bella also offers fantastic natural gift baskets, a perfect gift for new moms or moms to be.

Ciao Bella's natural bath & body products for babies and children combine all natural botanicals and pure essential oils which will gently cleanse, nourish and protect babies delicate skin. This collection is enriched with Aloe Vera, Vitamin E and Chamomile to enhance a calming and relaxing bath & bedtime routine. Ciao Bella carefully selects each ingredient for the ability to hydrate, soothe, nourish and protect babies delicate new skin. Many of their ingredients are organic and none of thier baby products contain skin-drying sulfates, petroleum based parabens, mineral oil or FD&C colors, so they are safe and gentle for babies and adults with sensitive skin. Ciao Bella's specially designed soothing scent is a combination of Lavender, Mandarin, Tangerine and Chamomile, which will calm & relax baby before bed.

**For a limited time receive a free terry hodded baby bath towel with any Ciao Bella Baby product purchase over $40. **

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Sheepish Grins Wool Care & Washy Wafers

Banana Peels Diapers is pleased offer Sheepish Grins Wool Care products and Washy Wafers!
Sheepish Grins makes caring for your wool as easy as can be! Just work a few puffs of the Foaming Wool Wash into your damp wool items and gently rinse with warm water. Done! This wool wash is very rich in lanolin and comes in a huge 8oz. bottle which is sure to last you a long time. Available in Unscented and Lavender Essential Oil.
Do your covers need lanolizing? No problem, just spray your damp covers with Sheepish Grins Creamy Spray Lanolin, pat into the fabric, let dry and voila your done! Bet you never thought lanolizing could be so easy!
Also available from Sheepish Grins are the ever popular Wash Wafers. One 3 oz bag of Washy Wafers can produce 40-60 cups of wipe solution! Get your Washy Wafers and find out why they’re a favorite among cloth diapering moms! Contains a mild glycerin soap and other gentle ingredients. Vegan friendly. Contains no animal products. Available in Washy Wafers Original Scent or Baby Powder.
If you ever have any questions about caring for your wool just drop me a line. I am here to help!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Wahmies Sleepy Sheep

Just in...Wahmies Diaper Pail Liner in Sleepy Sheep! This has to be the cutest print around! It will match perfectly to your Wahmies One Size Diaper in Sleepy Sheep which have also been restocked. Sleepy Sheep is by far the most popular print of the Wahmies One Size Diaper so make sure to get yours now. Other colors have also been restocked in the Wahmies Diaper Pail Liner including Mint Mocha Dot, Raspberry Mocha Dot, Light Blue and Sage.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

BabyKicks Hemp Restocked!!

BabyKicks Hemp products have been restocked. The super popluar inserts and doublers are now back in stock along with the hemp fleece prefolds in newborn and infant.

Hemp is such a fabulous fiber. I am so glad there is a company that offers such a high quality hemp products. Thank you BabyKicks!

Hemp is a course fiber made from the inner bark of the hemp plant. It is becoming increasingly popular for use in diapers because of its durability, absorbancy and natural anti-microbial properties. Hemp is better for the environment because it does not deplete the soil or require pesticides, unlike cotton. We are proud to offer a wide variety of hemp diapers, doublers, wipes, diaper covers, baby blankets, slings, and mama pads. Give hemp a try!

New One Size Pocket Diaper From Happy Heiny's Goes Hollywood

Boom Boom Press Release

New One Size Pocket Diaper From Happy Heiny's Goes Hollywood
Celebrities LOVE the New One Size from Happy Heiny's

San Diego, Calif.- January 11, 2008 Happy Heinys, one of the largest manufacturers of modern reusable cloth diaper, has been invited to be the exclusive diaper to be presented at the 2008 Boom Boom Room Pre-Golden Globes Hollywood Gifting Suite, along with some other products noted as the Hottest Must Haves for Celebrity Babies. Unfortunately the Golden Globes did not go on but the Boom Boom Room was a 2 day success.

"It was a great honor to be invited to such a fabulous event," Linda Byerline CEO of MLB Industries Inc., Happy Heinys stated. "Through the years many celebrities have received Happy Heinys for their new babies. It was great to hear from those who had used our products and loved them, as well as those who were looking for a great alternative to disposables for their babies," said Byerline.

Comments from celebrities such as Denise Richards:

"Happy Heinys are the BEST cloth diaper. My girls loved them and said how soft they are. And they are easy to use", stated Denise Richards.

"I have heard so many good things about Happy Heinys. All of my good friends use them and I look forward to putting my new babies Heiny in them. Thanks Again", Tobe Morrow wife of soap star Joshua Morrow.

"Happy Heinys is one step towards making our world a better place for the next generation", Ming Na

On a page with "Thank You" written on the top, Neil McDonough writes: " No.Thank you!!! Life Savers", Neil McDonough

"Thanks for helping me with Poop", Scott Baio

"Linda, You Rock, thank you so much, LOVE THE HAPPY HEINYS," Shar Jackson

"We LOVE happy Heinys, great colors and patterns," Tori Spelling

"Thank you for keeping my baby dry and the world a better place for her," Zorianna Kit

"Happy Heinys rock!!! We LOVE them so.. Much" Alimi Ballard and family.

"To Happy Heinys thank you for helping us feel better about changing diapers", David Kushner from Velvet Revolver

Finally to sum up what we have always tried to convey at Happy Heinys, Jon Fortson and his wife Christie Lynn Smith-Fortson recently sent an email to us, and I would like to share a small excerpt of that email:

"I want to do it. I want to be that person, because I believe and am passionate about not just the environment but our planet and the message we send to our kids and others through the choices we make. 500 years - Although I have contributed in other ways through various charities, environmental causes, cleaning up beaches, etc. - there will never be a better opportunity to do one simple thing that will help make such a difference for our planet as using cloth diapers. When you think of all the plastic diapers, sitting all over the world, buried in our dirt, seeping into our waters.waters we all have to. When our children have babies and they face the same choice what will we tell them we did?"

About the Boom Boom Room: The Boom Boom Room is an exclusive event put on by Jayneoni Moore. Jayneoni, a regular on MTV, VH1's The Fabulous Life of Celebrity Kids, Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, MSNBC Hot List and CNN, is well known as a bonafide Kiddie-swag specialist for Hollywood celebrities. Jayneoni's signature Boom Boom Rooms are held at hush-hush Hollywood locations and showcase the must-have baby and children's products of the season. Jayneoni Moore has become known as the "Fairy Godmother" to many of the famous tots in Tinseltown.

Although there is no charge for the Boom Boom Room there is a suggested donation of $25 with all proceeds going to The Jayneoni Moore Children's Fund.

About Happy Heinys: Happy Heinys was first opened in Jan. 2002 after the premature birth of the third child of Linda Byerline. It was a true invention of necessity. Over the last 6 years Happy Heinys has become one of the largest manufactures of modern day reusable cloth diapers and one of the most popular cloth diapers in Hollywood and among the world's favorite celebrity babies as well as the #1 rated reusable cloth diaper on the internet.

bumGenius by Cotton Babies One Size Diapers

Banana Peels Diapers is proud to offer bumGenius by Cotton Babies One size Diapers and acessories!!

Experience the first cloth diaper loved by everyday people - like your babysitter, grandparents and dad!

As easy as Disposables!

The bumGenius! one-size cloth diaper is the first cloth diaper to feature stretch-to-fit tabs, making cloth diapering as easy AND as comfortable as disposables. Velcro closure is so easy to use, even daycares accept bumGenius diapers! No diaper cover needed - it's all one piece!


bumGenius! One-Size Cloth Diapers easily fit babies from newborn to 35 pounds. One diaper for multiple children simplifies everything. No more sorting by size or carrying multiple diapers when going out. Three snap-downs on the front of the diaper adjust the rise as your baby grows.

Highly Absorbent

Every bumGenius! diaper includes the highly acclaimed BumGenius One-Size Microfiber Insert' Also included is newborn insert for use instead of the One-size Microfiber Insert with a baby under 10 pounds. When the baby outgrows the newborn insert, it works great as an overnight booster or extra absorbancy for a heavy wetter, when used in addition to the One-Size Microfiber Insert.

Only the Best for Your Baby

The soft, waterproof outer fabric keeps the diaper just as trim on a newborn setting as it is on a toddler. Soft, sueded inner fabric wicks moisture away from your baby's skin. Super stretchy, ultra gentle leg and back elastic with rolled out casings keep the yuk in and help keep red marks away. Plus, our unique covered pocket opening keeps wetness completely off of your baby.

Money Back guarantee

Best of all, we're offering a 14 day money back guarantee. Buy ONE diaper. Try the diaper on your baby. Use it. Wash it. If you don't like it, for any reason, you're welcome to return it within that time frame for a full refund, minus any applicable shipping charges. If you've purchased more than one diaper, the others are returnable for a full refund too as long as they are unused and unwashed.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Cloth Diapers featured in Time Magazine

Cloth diapering was featured in a recent article in Time Magazine. The article highlighted Fuzzi Bunz, bumGenius, Kissaluvs and Happy Heinys. I always love to see articles like this which help bring cloth diapers into the mainstream.,9171,1702357,00.html

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

February's Diaper Winner

Congratulations to this months FREE diaper winner Rachel from PA. She chose the JamTots AIO in Ocean, a great choice. The JamTots is my current fav diaper, the coolest looking diaper around and oh so soft. Sign up for our newsletter and you too can have a chance to win any diaper of your choosing.

Breaking the Habit of Disposable Diapers

Fuzzi Bunz was recently featured in the New York Times, check it out...

The New York Times
Saturday Interview
Breaking the Habit of Disposable Diapers
Published: January 12, 2008

TERESON DUPUY thinks reusable diapers are having theirback-to-the-future moment.

Sure, she knows that lots of parents (indeed, most of them) wouldrather toss dirty nappies than wash them. But she says that the convergence of four disparate elements — Internet chat rooms for new mothers, easy ways to sell on the Web, the green movement and thedevelopment of better polyesters — is spurring many parents to rethinktheir attachment to disposables.

There are signs she may be right. In 1999, Ms. Dupuy, 37, startedMother of Eden, a company that sells reusable polyester diapers calledFuzzi Bunz. She does not advertise and does not have a sales staff. Yet her company topped $3 million in sales in 2007, and she expects to sell double that amount this year.

"The Internet and environmental concerns have been a bonus," Ms. Dupuysaid. "But even without them, reusable diapers would be meeting a real need."

In a recent conversation, Ms. Dupuy elaborated on why cloth diapers may be a product whose time has come — again. Excerpts from theinterview follow:

Q. Have cloth diapers really evolved much from the bulky, leaky thingswith pins that many of us remember as so unpleasant?

A. There've been lots of small changes, but the key difference is the textiles. Cotton is very absorbent, but it's hard to wash, it stains and it can take forever to dry. Many of today's reusable diapers use polyester fleece, which lasts longer, absorbs better and dries in 10 minutes. And they are thin enough to fit under normal baby clothes.That's no small thing — clothes today are made to fit over a disposable diaper, not a bulky, multilayered cotton one.

Q. Disposables still seem more convenient. Why would anyone go backto cloth?

A. Lots of reasons. I used disposables with my first child, and we were only getting garbage pickups once a week. They literally stank. And my second child had severe eczema, and no matter what cream I tried, or how often I changed the diaper, his bottom was raw and bleeding.

Q. I've never heard of a reusable diaper curing eczema. Did that really help?

A. I switched to cotton diapers, and it got better, but he still got rashes from the wetness near his skin. That's when I had my light bulbmoment: I bought a square of fleece, the kind that Patagonia uses in jackets and underwear. I stuck that in my son's diaper, and his skinstayed dry. So I decided to sell fleece diapers with pockets for inserts. I named the company Mother of Eden because my son's name is Eden, and I am, after all, his mother.

Q. Patagonia uses fleece made from recycled plastics, which are, ofcourse, petrochemicals. Should people feel comfortable putting chemicals so close to a baby?

A. Not everyone does, I know. Some people will only use diapers made of organic cotton. But those diapers are awfully expensive, and theyhave the same problems as conventional cotton. I trust Patagonia —they wouldn't use it in underwear if it weren't safe.

Q. It takes a lot of energy to make polyester, and it uses a lot of water to wash diapers. And if people use diaper services, you have tofactor in the fuel used by their trucks. Aren't you running counter tothe "green" trend?

A. Quite the contrary. If you ask people what "cloth diaper" brings tomind, they mention bleach, soaking, washing, lots of hard work. But use the term "reusable diaper," and the first thing they say is "good for the environment."

Now, it is definitely better for the environment to produce organic cotton than polyester, I can't argue with that. But polyester diapers last five times longer, so you don't have to replace them as often. If you check the chat rooms on the Internet, most of the cloth-using momsare washing them at home. If you have a baby in the house, you're doing a lot of laundry anyway. And a lot of trees probably get cutdown to make disposables.

Q. Still, polyester isn't biodegradable. Doesn't that pose anenvironmental disposal problem after the baby is toilet-trained?

A. We're trying to find a supplier who can recycle our fibers. We'll take diapers back from people, and donate them to orphanages, primarily overseas. We are also using our manufacturing scraps to makecloth baby wipes, breast pads for nursing moms and menstrual pads.They represent only 2 or 3 percent of our sales — but they use up all our waste.

Q. How can reusable diapers compete with marketing titans like Procter& Gamble or Kimberly-Clark, which lead the disposable diaper market?

A. Products like ours wouldn't exist without the Internet. People do Google searches to find cloth diapers. We distribute mainly through a network of 300 or so stay-at-home moms who found us on the Web, and who sell on the Web. We have 150 more on the waiting list; we justdon't have enough product to supply them yet. Hopefully, this year we will. And the Internet has enabled lots of working moms — people like me —to work from home. That means they are there to change the baby's diaper. A mom — or even a dad — is more willing to wash out dirty diapers than your typical day care worker.

Friday, February 1, 2008

One of the most frustrating things for a new mom doing her cloth diaper research online has to be deciphering the alphabet soup of abbreviations floating around the discussion forums. If a line like ‘my DH uses CPFs but I prefer FBs makes you go hmmm, this little piece of blogery is for you.

Here are some of the more common terms you’ll see floating around about cloth diapers online:

AIO – All In One diapers (diaper with waterproof outer and absorbent inner all in one piece.
Aplix – hook and loop fastener a-la Velcro
CD – Cloth Diaper
CPF – Chinese Prefold
Flats - single layer diaper you fold like oragami for max absorbancy
DD, ‘sposies - Disposable Diapers
ISO - In Search Of
FB - Fuzzi Bunz pocket diaper
FSOT - For sale or trade…
Nappy - Nappy is the European word for diaper
OSD - One size diaper
Pocket Diaper - A pocket diaper is usually made of two layers of fabric sewn together to form a pocket for an absorbent insert.
UBCPF - Unbleached Chinese Prefold Diaper
WAHM - Work At Home Mom
DH (or DW, DS, DD) – Dear husband/wife/son/daughter
NB – Newborn
Stash – pile of cloth diapers someone owns
MFI – Microfiber inserts
Fluff – Cloth diaper stuff
Fluffy Mail – Mail containing cloth diapers
OT – Off Topic

Please see our Diaper Dictionary for even more detailed diaper definitions.

Enjoy your journey into cloth diapering. Please contact us with all your diapering questions, we are here to help!