Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Your baby wears cloth! Why don't you?

Cloth diapering just makes sense right? It's better for baby's health, the planet, and your budget. All these same reasons apply to using cloth mama products as well. Ditch those disposable menstrual products and see why more and more moms each month are switching to reusable mama cloth!

Below are just a few reasons why you should consider switching.

Less Waste
Of course as any cloth diaper user knows, using cloth keeps non-biodegradable waste out of the landfill. The same logic applies to menstrual pads and is probably even more important since we women can be using menstrual pads for about 40 years and will generate up to 300lbs of waste if only using disposables. So to give the planet and future generations a break it simply makes sense to use cloth pads.

Less leaks
Cloth pads come in contoured, fitted shapes with wings and everything modern! Cloth pads are very absorbent and since they are less likely to shift, ruffle and leak, they provide assured and gentle comfort whilst wearing. There's nothing uncomfortable about them and you definitely won't walk around feeling like you've got on a disposable diaper!

More Economical
Just like with diapers, once you invest in your initial stash you are in for a free ride! It's then a joy each month to happily skip past the sanitary aisle in the supermarket and spend your cash on something far more enjoyable instead.

Chemical Free
With manufacturers increasingly keen to tempt us women into using the latest super thin pads with extra absorbency, you have to wonder about the type of gels and chemicals that are being used to achieve this feat. Similarly tampons that are bleached white, contain dioxins which is a dangerous chemical wherever it is found, much less for it being allowed so up close and personal! You can keep those chemicals and risks out of your undies by opting for cloth instead.

They're pretty too!
Granted no one will see them but you, mama cloth is sold in many sizes, shapes, prints and materials. There's something for everyone! Using cloth takes puts a little fun into what can be that not-so-fun time of the month.

Check out Knickernappies unique mama cloth design. Out Stackable Mama Pad sets allow you to customize the absorbency you need by using one or two pads. The shell is also reusable. As long as it didn't get soiled, you simply snap off the used pad and replace with a clean one.

We also now offer a Hemp option for those of you looking for a natural yet absorbent alternative to microfiber.

Visit one of our fine Retailers today and give cloth mama pads a try!

Monday, March 29, 2010

CLOSED Knickernappies Giveaway Days! Week #5 -Knickernappies SuperDo! (Ends 04-02-10)

Welcome to our FINAL giveaway of this month in honor of our Blog's Grand Opening! This weeks winner will win a set of Knickernappies SuperDo Insert.

Knickernappies SuperDo Inserts are the mother of all inserts! They are perfect for heavy wetters and overnight and would make an awesome addition to any mamas cloth diaper stash!

Guidelines For Entry-
  • First requirement is to tell us what inserts you use for overnight and if you've tried the SuperDo?
  • Please comment once per entry so that you are entered the correct number of times in the giveaway.
  • Make sure you either leave your email address, blog or website address in each comment or make sure you are logged in to your Blogger account so that we can be sure to have a way of reaching you should you win.
  • Contest is open to participants WORLDWIDE.
  • Contest runs from Monday 12:00am to Friday 9:00pm.
  • Winner is chosen via random.org and winning announcements are posted on Saturdays.
  • Participants have 7 days from close of giveaway to respond and claim their prize.
How to earn extra entries-
  • Earn (1) extra entry for becoming a FAN of Knickernappies on Facebook!
  • Earn (1) extra entry when you Follow @Knickernappies on Twitter
  • Earn (3) extra entries each time you Tweet about the giveaway, please be sure to include a link to the giveaway (Max. 2 tweets per day)
  • Earn (1) extra entry when you place the Knickernappies Blog Button on your blog or site and comment with a link to where you placed it.
  • Earn (3) extra entries when you invite your FaceBook Friends to become a FAN of Knickernappies or Announce the Giveaway.
  • Earn (1) extra entry for each comment you leave to a non giveaway blog post on the Knickernappies Blog.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Winner of the Stay-Dry Nursing Pads 3-pack is....Melissa!

Congratulations Melissa of http://korbengrey.blogspot.com/ Her comment, 33 was chosen by random.org as the winner of the Stay Dry Nursing Pads 3-pack! Head on over to her Blog and congratulate her!

Thank you to everyone who participated and made this another successful giveaway! Be sure to check back in on Monday and see the details of our next giveaway!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Knickernappies Retailer of the Week! Soft and Cozy Baby

Welcome to another edition of our Retailer of the Week! This week our Featured Retailer is Soft and Cozy Baby!

Let's get to know a little more about Bayla the owner, and her business!

Tell us a little about yourself and your family-Soft and Cozy Baby is located in Baltimore, MD and we just opened a B&M! I have a 21 month old in cloth. I am a midwife as well so my store is kind of "on the side" as my hobby but I love interacting with families and helping them choose cloth. I also love when they come back and watching their babies grow up!

How'd you get started cloth diapering and what made you decide to open your own business? When my baby was born we started with a diaper service. After 2 weeks I knew I could do it myself. I also knew there were much cuter diapers out there than just prefolds. I started doing research and couldn't find a local store that carried cloth. I bought my first stash online, but it was very overwhelming to choose. When my baby was 4 months old I opened my own store out of my house. People could come in and see and feel the diapers before buying. I told my husband I'd start small with just a couple diapers but it was so much fun it kept growing and growing! Soon it took over the dining room and then the basement. We knew we had to move it out of the house soon!

What do you like best about being in the cloth diaper industry? I love meeting parents concerned about their family's health and the environment. I also like being able to help people save money by not literally throwing it away on disposables. I like educating and helping families find a good cloth system that works for them and their lives.

What are your favorite Knickernappies products and why? I like the one-sized diaper a lot. I love the side-snaps. I usually dont recommend one-size diapers but Knickernappies OS has a great fit and my son's not outgrowing it like he is some other OS brands. I also LOVE the SuperDo. That is my nightime go-to. We stuff it in a Happy Hempy with fleece or wool cover and it's bulletproof. I think it's an ingenious design. I always recommend it for nighttime use.

Soft and Cozy Baby offers $5.00 Flat Rate Shipping on most orders and carries a great variety of products for the naturally minded family from cloth diapers to baby carriers!

Do you live in the Baltimore MD area? Stop by Soft and Cozy Baby on April 11th and celebrate their Grand Opening with them! Sunday, 11-4pm with Door Prizes and other goodies!

Also, don't forget to swing by and check out the Soft and Cozy Baby Blog!
Follow her on Twitter at http://twitter.com/SoftandCozyBaby or
Become a FAN on Facebook Soft and Cozy Baby Fan Page

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Customer Review by Cindy, Knickernappies OS w/ Micro Inserts

Cindy's review of the Knickernappies OS Diaper w Micro Inserts

Purchased at Cloth Diaper Outlet

How was the overall review of product, fit, features, ease of use, how you like this product compared to other brands-I have been using the KN OS diapers since my daughter was 4 months old and she is now 12 months old. These were the first pocket diapers I used and I loved them from the start.

The fit is great because there are so many options for snapping. We have had minor leaks especially when she is laying down, but nothing major. My diapers came with both the small and large microfiber inserts and I just recently started using the large ones and sometimes put the smaller one in also for nighttime backup. I would say my favorite feature are the snap closures because I had tried bumgenius 3.0 and in only 4 months the velcro would not stick properly causing scratches on babies belly.


Would you recommend the Knickernappies OS to others? I would and have recommended the Knickernappies onesize to friends, I think they are very easy to use and wash and baby is very happy.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Knickernappies Sighting: Excellent review with pics of the SuperDo & LoopyDo!

Maria of www.changediapers.blogspot.com has just posted an excellent review of the LoopyDo & SuperDo inserts! She was looking for an alternative to the inserts that came with her BumGenius diapers but needed something that would still fit her BG's and that would work well for overnight!

What's the best part!? Not only does she love the LoopyDo & SuperDo, but she posted pictures galore to go along with her review.

Head on over to Maria's Blog and check out this informative post! Tell her Knickernappies sent you!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

How to fight the funk!

What's one of a cloth diapering mama's greatest fears? Stinky diapers of course! After all, those disposables can always be dumped in the garage, but the cloth diapers have to sit in the diaper pail right there in the house until washing day! Battling the smell takes trial and error, but we learned a few ways to keep it in check and we hope this will help you on the fast track to successfully eliminating diaper odors.

  • Wash often. Wash no longer than every third day and make sure you aren't washing too many dirty diapers per load. Too many diapers for a load means you need to wash more often.
  • Use a Diaper Sprayer. While certainly not a necessity, we think it really helps. Also, keeping a separate Doorknob Diaper Pail in the bathroom so you’re not carrying dripping diapers from room to room. (It’s best to line dry the diaper pail liners, too. So having more than one is convenient.)
  • Diaper pail deodorizer – Use Fluff Dust (California Fields, which smells lovely!). If you run out, you can make something similar by using baking soda and a few drops of essential oils. Whenever you have a smelly diaper, you can sprinkle a bit in the diaper pail after dropping in the diaper.
  • Speaking of essential oils, you can also sprinkle a few drops on the fabric swatch in the liners after every wash. A personal favorite is lavender.
  • Wash with Bac-Out, sparingly, as needed. If not rinsed out completely, it can cause serious irritation. Use two teaspoons (or less) in the rinse, wash once with detergent and again without detergent. Then do a couple of extra rinses. (We have very hard water and a front-loader.) It’s miraculous in its ability to battle that diaper smell, though, so it’s worth it every once in a while.

With a little planning and some preventative tips and tricks, you can avoid a house of diaper smells just as well as (or better than) if you used disposable diapers.

Monday, March 22, 2010

CLOSED Knickernappies Giveaway Days! Week #4- (3 Pair) Knickernappies Stay Dry Nursing Pads! (Ends 03-26-10)

Welcome to our FOURTH giveaway of the month in honor of our Blog's Grand Opening! This weeks winner will win a set of Knickernappies Stay-Dry Nursing Pads (3 pair).

Knickernappies Stay-Dry Nursing Pads are a must have for any new mama!

Guidelines For Entry-
  • First requirement is to tell us whether you use/used reusable nursing pads and why?
  • Please comment once per entry so that you are entered the correct number of times in the giveaway.
  • Make sure you either leave your email address, blog or website address in each comment or make sure you are logged in to your Blogger account so that we can be sure to have a way of reaching you should you win.
  • Contest is open to participants WORLDWIDE.
  • Contest runs from Monday 12:00am to Friday 9:00pm.
  • Winner is chosen via random.org and winning announcements are posted on Saturdays.
  • Participants have 7 days from close of giveaway to respond and claim their prize.
How to earn extra entries-
  • Earn (1) extra entry for becoming a FAN of Knickernappies on Facebook!
  • Earn (1) extra entry when you Follow @Knickernappies on Twitter
  • Earn (3) extra entries each time you Tweet about the giveaway, please be sure to include a link to the giveaway (Max. 2 tweets per day)
  • Earn (1) extra entry when you place the Knickernappies Blog Button on your blog or site and comment with a link to where you placed it.
  • Earn (3) extra entries when you invite your FaceBook Friends to become a FAN of Knickernappies or Announce the Giveaway.
  • Earn (1) extra entry for each comment you leave to a non giveaway blog post on the Knickernappies Blog.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

The winner of our 2G Diaper w/ LoopyDo is....

Congratulations Adrea, Owen's mom! You're the winner of the Knickernappies 2G Diaper with LoopyDo insert! Thanks so much for entering our giveaway and we hope you enjoy your fluffy new prize! Please contact us or look for an email from us to claim your prize.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Knickernappies Retailer of the Week! Green Pixie Baby

Meet Green Pixie Baby, this week's featured Retailer of the Week! Let's get to know Marie and find out more about her passion for cloth!

Tell us about yourself, your family, and how you get started with cloth diapers-
I am a working Mother of four. I work a full time job in the Insurance industry, and run Green Pixie Baby from home. Lilliana is our youngest and is fifteen months old. We currently have three locations in Franklin, TN and surrounding areas.

We are major cloth diaper advocates. The advocacy side is what drives me. We have approached all the daycares in our immediate area and gotten them to approve cloth diapers at their facilities! We tell our customers in surrounding areas to let us know if they have a school that they would like us to talk to. We want more babies in cloth diapers, especially Knickernappies!


How did you get started cloth diapering and what made you decide to start your own business? Our family lives a very "green" lifestyle, so when we learned that we were having an addition to our family we decided to go the cloth diaper route. We did research online and really found limited availability in our area. I felt like cloth diapering parents didn't have an advocate on their side in my area.

We decided to start Green Pixie Baby, we opened on 5/5/09 with our Lilliana as our inspiration and logo. We offer free consultations, host baby showers, have a gift registry, and will advocate for cloth diapers at daycares, and hospitals.
We specialize in American made baby products so that is another great reasons to be a fan of Knickernappies!

What do you like most about being in the cloth diaper industry? We have been blessed to meet some really wonderful families during our journey with cloth diapers. Working with Heather at Knickernappies has been such a joy. The customer service is the best we have seen. We feel like we really can have a positive impact on not only the cloth diaper industry, but in our small part the landfills and our Mother earth.

What are your favorite Knickernappies products and why? This is a tough one. We love all the Knickernappies products. The Onesize Diapers are our favorite for our Daughter and are our best sellers with our customers. We love the SuperDos for overnight, love the Doorknob Wet Bags for space saving, love the Fluff Dust for diaper pails and carpet freshener. Knickernappies provides us and our customers with great products that are Made in the USA and are affordable for any family.

GreenPixieBaby is offering a discount to Knickernappies Blog readers! Enter WeloveKnickerNappies at checkout to receive 10% off 3/19/10 - 4/4/10 on orders over $25.00.

You can also Follow Green Pixie Baby's Blog here http://greenpixiebaby.blogspot.com/
Follow them on Twitter here
http://twitter.com/greenpixiebaby and
Become a FAN on FaceBook here
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Green-Pixie-Baby/238287344035

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Comparing the sizes of Knickernappies OS to BumGenius OS

It's true, not all onesize diapers are the same. We all know that "birth through potty training" is not some universal magic concept that encompasses all babies worldwide. Some babies are born 5lbs or less, and some are born 10lbs. Some kids potty train at 30lbs and some at 45lbs. These are all things that must be taken into consideration when shopping for onesize diapers.

Do you go with the diapers that look the best and are the least bulky on your newborn but may not last through potty training? Or do you go with the diapers that may have a bulkier fit on tiny babies but may last up to 40lbs and beyond on your toddler?

We decided to compare the Knickernappies OS to the BumGenius OS so that you could get a good idea of how they compare.

BumGenius 3.0 OS size range is between 7-3bls and the Knickernappies OS range is 8-40lbs+. The photos below show the BumGenius and KN diapers on their smallest setting and also on their largest settings.
These pictures really demonstrate the weight range and growth possibilities with the Knickernappies as compared to the BumGenius. On the largest setting especially you can envision these versatile diapers being used as pull-ups for potty training or continuing to be used as diapers for children who are not yet potty trained or who may have disabilities.

Combine the above points with the fact that babies grow so quickly after birth we think you'll see the benefits in making Knickernappies your brand of choice for birth through potty training!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Do you love the RAINBOW of Knickernappies colors? Vote in our poll!

There's nothing like a beautiful RAINBOW of Cloth Diapers! Have you seen all the colors Knickernappies has to offer? Check out our colors and vote in the poll. Let us know what your favorite KN color is.

Knickernappies Onesize Diapers are available in White, Violet, Red, Raspberry, Butter, Celery, Spring Green, Turquoise, Baby Blue, Blue & Chocolate! What's missing? Perhaps a Melon diaper is in our future....stay tuned!

Check out the poll located on the left side of the Blog and vote for your favorite KN Onesize color!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Benefits of choosing side-snapping diapers

We all know there are a ton of diapering options available in today's market. This makes buying diapers fun and exciting because there's a wide variety but also challenging because you want to choose the right diapers for your needs.

Let's discuss the benefits of choosing side-snapping diapers over diapers with various front closure methods. Knickernappies manufactures two styles of side-snapping diapers, the Knickernappies 2G (sized) Pocket Diaper and the Knickernappies Onesize Pocket.

There are many factors that make side-snapping diapers the right choice.

  • Side Snaps give baby a smooth tummy, no bulk across the stomach. Especially nice if you're concerned with baby's comfort, some tend to have more stomach issues than others at a young age.
  • Front tummy panel provides a solid PUL barrier for tummy sleepers who are prone to leaks and wicking through front closure areas and stitching.
  • Easier to pull pants on over side snap diapers.
  • With a potty training toddler, these work great as training pants...pull up, pull down without un-snapping.
  • Durable Snaps! With proper care, these will last for years where most aplix diapers will require repairs and/or aplix replacement.
  • Side snaps make diapers more difficult for a toddler to undo. Invaluable during the age where all your little one wants to do is tear off their diaper and run!
  • Wide weight range...8 lbs to 40 lbs
Knickernappies 2G (sized) Pocket Diapers are available in three sizes S,M,L and can fit from 5-35+lbs. They provide baby with a comfortable, absorbent and trim fit.

Knickernappies Onesize Pocket Diapers
fit babies from about 8-40lbs and provide you will all you need to last from birth through potty training. These great diapers are also available with either Microfiber Inserts or you can upgrade to LoopyDo Inserts.

Click HERE to visit our fine retailers and get your Knickernappies Diapers today!

Monday, March 15, 2010

CLOSED: Knickernappies Giveaway Days! Week #3 -Knickernappies 2G Diaper w/ LoopyDo! (Ends 03-19-10)

Welcome to our THIRD giveaway of the month in honor of our Blog's Grand Opening! This weeks winner will win a Knickernappies 2G Diaper & LoopyDo Insert in the COLOR of their choice.

If you've never tried a Knickernappies sized diaper than this is the giveaway for you! You'll love the super trim fit of the 2G!

Guidelines For Entry-
  • First requirement is to tell us what size Knickernappies 2G diaper you'd need and what color you'd choose?
  • Please comment once per entry so that you are entered the correct number of times in the giveaway.
  • Make sure you either leave your email address, blog or website address in each comment or make sure you are logged in to your Blogger account so that we can be sure to have a way of reaching you should you win.
  • Contest is open to participants WORLDWIDE.
  • Contest runs from Monday 12:00am to Friday 9:00pm.
  • Winner is chosen via random.org and winning announcements are posted on Saturdays.
  • Participants have 7 days from close of giveaway to respond and claim their prize.
How to earn extra entries-
  • Earn (1) extra entry for becoming a FAN of Knickernappies on Facebook!
  • Earn (1) extra entry when you Follow @Knickernappies on Twitter
  • Earn (3) extra entries each time you Tweet about the giveaway, please be sure to include a link to the giveaway (Max. 2 tweets per day)
  • Earn (1) extra entry when you place the Knickernappies Blog Button on your blog or site and comment with a link to where you placed it.
  • Earn (3) extra entries when you invite your FaceBook Friends to become a FAN of Knickernappies or Announce the Giveaway.
  • Earn (1) extra entry for each comment you leave to a non giveaway blog post on the Knickernappies Blog.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Knickernappies Giveaway Alerts! Check them out!

Did you know there are two giveaways going on right now featuring Knickernappies products? Check them out and enter before they end!
Minnesota Mama's Must Haves: One lucky mama will win a Knickernappies Onesize Diaper w/ Inserts AND a set of Knickernappies Stay-dry Nursing Pads! Ends March 24th @ 11:59pm.

Cloth Diapers Made Simple: Someone will win TWO Knickernappies diapers! A Knickernappies Sized 2G Pocket Diaper w/Insert AND a Knickernappies Onesize Diaper w/LoopyDo Inserts! This is one Giveaway you don't want to miss!

Plus, Cloth Diapers Made Simple is having an entirely Knickernappies themed week over there and has many great deals going on. Be sure to check them out!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Our Doorknob Diaper Pail Winner is....

Lucky comment #23 was the winner of the DoorKnob Diaper Pail! Heather of Mommy Only Has Two Hands!, hop on over to her Blog and congratulate her!

Thanks to all who entered! Stay tuned, we've got more great giveaways coming up!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Knickernappies Retailer of the Week! Snooty Booty Diapers

This week's featured retailer is Michelle of Snooty Booty Diapers of Monmouth County New Jersey!

Tell us a little about your family-Myself, my husband and two daughters live at the Jersey Shore. (Nothing like the show she adds, lol) We started using cloth when my first daughter was 5 months old. My younger daughter is currently in cloth diapers, so we test out a lot of products on her before carrying them in the store. We live in Monmouth County and have an office in Allenhurst for local shopping and appointments. Please contact or call if you'd like to meet!

How'd you get started cloth diapering and what made you decide to open your own business? I had always been interested in cloth, but was so overwhelmed by the choices. When my daughter was 5 months old, I took the plunge and ordered a few diapers. We were hooked! After a couple years of diapering, I saw that Snooty Booty Diapers was for sale and thought it would be a good opportunity. So, here I am!

What do you like best about being in the cloth diaper industry? As fun as it is, it's a lot of work! I don't think people realize the many hours that go into maintaining a business.That being said, I love when customers find the perfect diaper or system for their needs. Nothing is better than getting an e-mail from a customer that's totally switched over to cloth!

What are your favorite Knickernappies products and why? It's hard to pin one down, we use them all. I love the 2G pockets in the newborn stage, and we use mainly the one size pockets now. The doorknob pail is very handy, and I love to add Just Hemp inserts to my daughter's night diaper.

What else would you like to share with us? I'm also the leader of the Real Diaper Association's Central Jersey Diaper Circle. Anyone living at or visiting the Central Jersey area is welcome. Visit www.centraljerseydiapercircle.blogspot.com for meeting and event info.

Visit Snooty Booty Diapers today and tell her Knickernappies sent you! Michelle is offering a great incentive: Free shipping when your order includes a KND product with code "KNDfree." If you mention this blog, I'll include a free microfiber insert with any KND diaper.

Also, make sure to become a FAN of Snooty Booty Diapers on FaceBook, Follow Snooty Booty Diapers on Twitter, and Follow Michelle's Blog Cloth Diapers Made Simple!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Knickernappies Sighting: Mothering Magazine!

Knickernappies is SUPER excited to have our Stackable Mama Pads featured in this month's issue of Mothering Magazine! Did you spot them? Turn to page 52 and you'll see them featured.

While you're there make sure you read the article, A Planet Friendly Period, by Jamie Lynn Dunston.

Jamie's article is super informative and helpful especially if you've been thinking about adding to your mama pad stash or if you've not yet made the switch from disposable menstrual products to reusable ones.

"Why add to the landfill when menstrual protection comes in a variety of comfy, fashionable, earth-friendly styles?"
Knickernappies Stackable Mama Pads, a 3 in 1 system of stackable liners, is a new approach to traditional mama pads. Our 3 in 1 system allows you to adjust the absorbency throughout your menstrual cycle without having to purchase multiple sizes of pads. Just one system can become a pantyliner, regular flow pad or heavy flow pad.

Knickernappies Stackable system is available with microfiber or hemp snap-in liners. Microfiber is a super soft and very absorbent option while hemp allows for a more natural, yet absorbent and trim approach. Both types of liners can be used with the same outer shell. The best part...when in use you only need to change the shell if it gets soiled, otherwise just snap-out the used shell and snap-on new ones!

So pick up a copy of Mothering's March Issue and read all about it!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Customer Review by Ashley, Knickernappies OS Diaper, LoopyDo & SuperDo

Ashley's review of the Knickernappies OS Diaper, LoopyDo Insert & SuperDo

Purchased at FluffEnvy

How was the overall review of product, fit, features, ease of use, how you like this product compared to other brands-I have a 7 month old that is almost 23lbs, chunky. These diapers fit him better than any of the other pocket diapers I have. I have found myself wanting to wash the diapers every time theses 2 get dirty because I like them so much. I purchased them through CottonTails, now known as Fluff Envy.

Abram wears these on the medium setting and could easily be there for several more months. We have several Happy Heiny's and Fuzzi Bunz but they are not a trim on him. I feel like he can mover more in the Knickernappies then any other diaper.

My favorite feature is the trimness of this diaper and the snaps! I love love love the side snaps! I can't wait to buy more!!!

LoopyDo Insert-We have 3 of these inserts and Abram is an extremely heavy wetter(can wet through a sposies in 2 hours) he can wear his KN with the LoopyDo for 3 to 4 hours easy without leaking. Even in the jumperoo.

SuperDo Insert-When we first started cloth diapering I was double and triple stuffing micro fiber and he would still wake up wet. He sleeps from about 9 til 7 am. I can put one SuperDo on him and his cloths are still dry in the morning. I also feel like he doesn't have a huge towel stuffed between his legs. This insert is so trim for an overnight insert.

I would definitely recommend these diapers and inserts to anyone!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The 411 on Hemp!

Welcome to Everything you ever wanted to know about Hemp!

Why do an entire post on Hemp? Because Hemp is fast becoming one of the most popular components in diaper making and it happens to be sustainable too. The problem is that it's controversial and there are many misconceptions regarding this amazing resource. Hopefully this post will shine some light on the truth about Hemp and help us all understand it's place in our lives.

Let's first address some of those laughable yet serious questions that most people may have about Hemp.

If it's Hemp can I smoke it? This seems like a silly question, people really aren't going to try and roll up their hemp t-shirt or diaper and smoke it, but in theory they wonder "Are hemp and marijuana the same thing? The truth is that hemp plants and marijuana plants are NOT the same.

Both the marijuana plant and hemp plant are of the same species but must be grown to produce entirely different plants to yield the desired results. Marijuana plants are desired for their leaves and/or buds and are therefore grown to be "bushy." Hemp plants grown for their fiber and edible seeds are cultivated to be stalky plants with very few leaves. Finally, marijuana results in a crop with high levels of THC while hemp plants contain only trace amounts.

What makes Hemp perfect for cloth diapers and clothing? Well as far back as Christopher Columbus people have been using hemp because of it's superior strength and durability compared to other fibers. It is one the fastest growing renewable energy sources and requires little to no pesticides and no herbicides, unlike cotton, which makes it a super eco-alternative. It also produces more protein, oil, and fiber than any other plant on earth.

Hemp is also superior in it's absorbency compared to other fibers. When compared to cotton it was able to absorb at least 50% more liquid and required much less mass which makes it a super absorbent AND trim alternative.

Hemp is also naturally anti-microbial! This provides a natural protection against mold, mildew, undesired bacteria and other fungus. This is a huge perk and a valuable trait, especially for cloth diapers and inserts.

So let's re-cap!
  • You can't smoke Hemp
  • Hemp is a renewable and sustainable resource
  • Hemp is an environmentally friendly crop
  • Hemp is superior in strength
  • Hemp is more absorbent
  • Hemp has naturally anti-microbial properties
  • Hemp is more durable than cotton and other fibers

So, now you know why Knickernappies thinks Hemp is the perfect choice for use in some of their most popular products! You can find Hemp in a variety of Knickernappies items like Loopy Do's, Super Do's, Just Hemp Doublers, Stay Dry Hemp Doublers, Hemp Prefolds, Stackable Mama Pads, Reusable Nursing Pads & More!

We hope this post has helped you view Hemp in a whole new light!

Monday, March 8, 2010

CLOSED Knickernappies Giveaway Days! Week #2 -Knickernappies Doorknob Diaper Pail! (Ends 03-12-10)

Welcome to our second giveaway of the month in honor of our Blog's Grand Opening! This weeks winner will win a Knickernappies Doorknob Diaper Pail in the COLOR of their choice.

Guidelines For Entry-
  • First requirement is to tell us what color doorknob pail you'd choose and why you'd love to win this giveaway!
  • Please comment once per entry so that you are entered the correct number of times in the giveaway.
  • Make sure you either leave your email address, blog or website address in each comment or make sure you are logged in to your Blogger account so that we can be sure to have a way of reaching you should you win.
  • Contest is open to participants WORLDWIDE.
  • Contest runs from Monday 12:00am to Friday 9:00pm.
  • Winner is chosen via random.org and winning announcements are posted on Saturdays.
  • Participants have 7 days from close of giveaway to respond and claim their prize.
How to earn extra entries-
  • Earn (1) extra entry for becoming a FAN of Knickernappies on Facebook!
  • Earn (1) extra entry when you Follow @Knickernappies on Twitter
  • Earn (3) extra entries each time you Tweet about the giveaway, please be sure to include a link to the giveaway (Max. 2 tweets per day)
  • Earn (1) extra entry when you place the Knickernappies Blog Button on your blog or site and comment with a link to where you placed it.
  • Earn (3) extra entries when you invite your FaceBook Friends to become a FAN of Knickernappies or Announce the Giveaway.
  • Earn (1) extra entry for each comment you leave to a non giveaway blog post on the Knickernappies Blog.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

And the winners are.....

We're so excited to announce the THREE winners of this week's giveaway! Each will receive a Knickernappies OS Diaper w/ Inserts! Thanks so much to everyone for making our first Blog giveaway such a success, we look forward to many more giveaways to come!

We will be in touch with you so long as you provided a valid way of contacting you. If you don not hear from us please contact us asap to claim your prize!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Knickernappies Sighting: SuperDo Insert gets RAVE reviews!

A Superb review of the SuperDo has been spotted over at The Daisy Blog!

Kristin, a Daisy Blog contributor, says the SuperDo is her nighttime lifesaver and we couldn't be happier about that.

Like a lot of cloth diapering mom's, Kristin was having trouble with her baby waking up wet. We've all been there. There's nothing worse than already being exhausted and waking up to a fussy baby with wet diaper and clothing and the dreaded wet bedsheets! Kristin had tried stuffing her pocket diapers with just about anything and everything in an attempt to get her baby through the night without wicking and leaks but nothing was working. Until she met the SuperDo!

Hop on over to The Daisy Blog and check out Kristin's RAVE review! Tell her Knickernappies sent you!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Knickernappies Retailer of the Week! Earth Angels Diaper Co.

Welcome to our weekly Featured Retailer of the Week! Each week we'll feature a new retailer and give you the scoop on the mama behind the business, why she loves cloth diapers, and we may even introduce special sales and/or discount codes for her store.

Knickernappies first retailer of the week is...Earth Angels Diaper Company!

Tell us about yourself, your family, and how you get started with cloth diapers-My name is Julie and I am a mama to three kiddos. My daughter is 6yrs old and my identical twin sons are 3yrs old. My husband is a local firefighter/paramedic in our area and I am a sahm turned wahm.

I got turned on to cloth by an online friend who recommended I give them a try. My sons went though our gifted supply of disposables by the time they were 4-5months old and we were going to have to start buying diapers for the first time since their birth.

I purchased some gently used pocket diapers from my online friend and I kid you not, 2 days later I was obsessed. I felt like I had an epiphany! I must open my own cloth diaper business! My husband thought I had gone crazy but he went along with it, what choice did he have, and here we are today. Earth Angels Diaper Co is 3 yrs old this month! Yippee!

What do you like most about being in the cloth diaper industry? I just love helping moms get started with cloth diapers and I love that often times cloth diapers are the beginning to a greener lifestyle for most and often leads to them making other eco-friendly changes in their household. I also love the fact that pretty much all the companies I deal with are run by mom-preneurs and I love that when I succeed it's helping them succeed.

What are your favorite Knickernappies products and why? Well the Knickernappies sized pockets were some of my favorites to see on my boys when they were in cloth, the fit was awesome and super trim and I loved that they didn't mess with the side snaps and try to take off their diapers.

I'd also have to say I am of course, super impressed with the Super Do. I love that when I have a customer with a heavy wetting baby who is having leak issues, or just can't find the right overnight solution, that I can recommend the SuperDo and be 100% confident that she will love it.

Another great reason I love Knickernappies products is their quality construction and the fact that their made in the USA! Woot Woot!

Stop by Earth Angels Diaper Co. today and check out their fabulous selection of cloth diapers including all the Knickernappies diapers and accessories!

Take advantage of FREE Shipping on ALL orders over $50.00 as well as many other great specials!

Interested in becoming a FAN of Earth Angels Diaper Co on FaceBook? Please visit http://www.facebook.com/earthangelsdiaperco Thanks!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Customer Review by Jamie, Knickernappies OS Diaper

Jamie's review of the Knickernappies Onesize Diaper

Purchased at My Baby Pumpkin


How was the overall review of product, fit, features, ease of use, how you like this product compared to other brands- I love the fit of this product! This diaper fits my baby (almost 9 months) and toddler (2 1/2 years) both wonderfully! I have tried many other versions of one-sized pockets and these are, without a doubt, my favorite one-size pockets.
The Knickernappies one-size is a generously cut diaper overall compared to many other one-size diapers. It has a nice high rise which is good for belly sleepers in the front, and super-duper poopers in the back. The snaps are good quality and the rise stays snapped unlike some other brands of snap diapers I have tried. There are two sets of snaps for the waist which will accommodate small bellied babies with chunky thighs or big bellied babies with less chunky thighs. The five snap setting around the waist is wonderful and makes for a very versatile "room to grow" fit. The scoop under the belly for the babies with big milk bellies is genius.

I have washed our Knickernappies OS many times and the lining remains super soft. The cover
and LoopyDos also dry very quickly (much faster than the thicker inserts with most other diapers) which is very good for the electric bill if you dry in the dryer and the drying time if you hang dry. The inserts, whether microfiber or LoopyDos are very trim. This is one of the trimmest but most absorbent diapers we have.

I also really like the color choices available, especially the rich chocolate brown!

What's your favorite feature? I have two favorite features: The fit and the LoopyDos! I really appreciate getting two of the LoopyDos. I use the large one overnight for my baby and both the large and small one for our toddler. I do not need to spend additional money on inserts, doublers, whatever to prevent leaks during the night....and I really appreciate that! It's definitely more cost effective than buying a cheaper diaper but having to buy more inserts or doublers.

Would you recommend this product to others? YES, and I have!

Jamie
http://mylilcupcakes.blogspot.com/

Monday, March 1, 2010

CLOSED: Knickernappies Giveaway Days! Week #1 -Three Knickernappies OS Diapers! (Ends 03-05-10)

Let's kick off the month of March with a bang! We're celebrating the launch of the new Knickernappies Blog! What's this week's giveaway? Three Knickernappies Onesize Diapers w/ inserts! Three winners will be chosen, each will receive a diaper!

Guidelines For Entry-
  • First requirement is to tell us a topic/topics you'd like to see covered on the Blog!
  • Please comment once per entry so that you are entered the correct number of times in the giveaway.
  • Make sure you either leave your email address, blog or website address in each comment or make sure you are logged in to your Blogger account so that we can be sure to have a way of reaching you should you win.
  • Contest is open to participants WORLDWIDE.
  • Contest runs from Monday 12:00am to Friday 9:00pm.
  • Winner is chosen via random.org and winning announcements are posted on Saturdays.
  • Participants have 7 days from close of giveaway to respond and claim their prize.
How to earn extra entries-
  • Earn (1) extra entry for becoming a FAN of Knickernappies on Facebook!
  • Earn (1) extra entry when you Follow @Knickernappies on Twitter
  • Earn (3) extra entries each time you Tweet about the giveaway, please be sure to include a link to the giveaway (Max. 2 tweets per day)
  • Earn (1) extra entry when you place the Knickernappies Blog Button on your blog or site and comment with a link to where you placed it.
  • Earn (3) extra entries when you invite your FaceBook Friends to become a FAN of Knickernappies or Announce the Giveaway.
  • Earn (1) extra entry for each comment you leave to a non giveaway blog post on the Knickernappies Blog.

 
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