Thursday, February 26, 2009

FREE Diaper Tester!

Purely Nurtured is looking for Diaper Testers.

Here's the info:

This is a one-size diaper meant for babies up to 35 lbs or so. For this reason we would like to get as many different babies to test as we can. Please feel free to let anyone you know that would like to test a diaper at no cost that we are still accepting testers. They can see the info at or they can email me at ! The more feedback we get the better the product will be.

These diapers and inserts are made in the USA . There is a big emphasis on quality with this product and building a design that is truly going to last you several years and multiple babies.

We will send simple washing instructions and more information on the diaper at the time the testers are shipping. We will also provide more info on our blog so you can always check there.

All testers will be emailed a code to use for credit in our store at so you will be receiving this diaper for free and a credit toward the purchase of any products in our store. Our grand re-opening is March 21st and we are giving away tons of prizes, having games and really celebrating. I do hope you will join us at this event. More info on that is available at our blog as well.

The diapers are expected to be ready to ship in 2-3 weeks. The diaper and the shipping are both provided free of charge.
Please be prepared to provide feedback on the fit, whether the diaper functions properly and the overall satisfaction with the product. This diaper is meant to be economical and easy-to-use. It is a new style and should provide a few unique and convenient features you may not have seen in other brands

Feel free to spread the word, we are excited to have so many wonderful gifts to give away and offering moms a chance to really try something new.


I would be interested in hearing feedback as well from anyone who tests this diaper to see if we should carry it at Soft and Cozy Baby!


Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Fuzzi Bunz One-Size!

Fuzzi Bunz One-Size are now in stock!

They have arrived! Get them while they're hot!

We now have a limited selection of the NEW Fuzzi Bunz OS pocket diapers. They have a revolutionary design - no more snap-downs on the front of the diaper! These diapers are fully adjustable with a button-adjusted elastic in the legs.

And these diapers will NEVER wear out. Besides the ever-durable snaps, you can easily replace the elastic if it should start to break down. The elastic is encased in such a way that it can be taken out without difficulty and Fuzzi Bunz will offer an elastic replacement kit.

Truly a Cloth Diaper that will last forever!

The FuzziBunz One-Size Diapers are the most adjustable and innovative one-size cloth diapers on the market today! Adjust the diapers to fit babies 7-35 pounds and get a snug fit every time with the button-adjusted waist and leg casings. The leg casings adjust to 8+ settings and the waist adjusts to 4+ settings. Never before has a pocket-style cloth diaper been SO adjustable!
And the great thing about FuzziBunz is that they always use sturdy snap closures which will withstand 3+ years of use and elastic that is easily replaceable if it ever fails making it a long standing and dependable diapering system for years to come.


Click here to see these great diapers!

Thirsties Sale!

Now through Feb 28 - 10% off all Thirsties products!

Read below for how awesome the Thirsties line is.

Use code FebSale

Friday, February 20, 2009

The Secret of Thirsties

I love Thirsties. I am surprised they're not more popular. They really do make great products which come in adorable colors. And unlike some other diapers, I have never had a problem with the velcro fasteners.

Thirsties Pocket All-In-One
Thirsties' AIO is a very durable diaper with a very absorbant microterry core that holds up to 7 times its weight in liquid! In the Version2 of the AIO, they removed the microfiber from the leg gusset to prevent wicking and leaking. The microfleece also acts as a stay-dry barrier to keep your baby as dry as possible. Speaking of leg gussets, Thirsties diapers have a great extra piece of material, called a gusset which effectively contains messes no matter the chunk of your baby's legs!
The pocket in the AIO is great for 2 (and maybe more!) reasons. First it allows the diaper to be stuffed with extra inserts for added absorbancy. Second, it allows for faster drying time. Just turn the diaper inside out while drying! Oh, and 3rd (I told you there are more!) is that the pocket is in the front. You dont have to stick your hand in the poop to get out the inserts like with many other diapers!

Thirsties Diaper Covers
Thirsties Diaper Covers are made of one layer of polyester laminate (PUL) for optimal breathing and cleaning. You can simply wipe clean the diaper cover in between uses. If it gets dirty, you can hand-wash or throw it in the washing machine with the rest of your diapers. These covers dry very quickly. For a wet diaper, you can just let the cover air-dry until your next diaper change.
These covers also have a double-leg gusset to hold all of the material of the diaper inside. No more pushing and poking to keep your prefold contained!

Thirsties Fab Fitted
I have gone back and forth on whether I like fitteds in general. Right now I love them! I think fitteds are a simple, cost-effective and very effective method of cloth diapering. They go on and off easily. Fitteds plus covers offer an extra layer of elastic to hold in messes. They fit very well. To maintain the fit and increase absorbancy, I put the fitted on my baby, put a doubler over it, and the cover over it all! The fitted works as it should and the absorbancy is at its max! And Thirsties fitteds come in the greatest colors!


Thirsties makes a few types of inserts:
The Fab Doublers are made from 3 layers of super soft cotton velour. They come in a pack of 3 matching Thirsties colors and come in Small and Large.
The Hemp Inserts provide the best absorbancy with the least amount of bulk. Hemp is one of the most absorbant fabrics on the market. These inserts are made from 6 layers of soft hemp an cotton blend knit jersey. 55% hemp/45% cotton. Small and Large sizes.
Microterry Inserts are made of 3 layers on contoured microterry. I find these fit the best in pockets and have great absorbancy.

Fab Wipes

Thirsties wipes will save you hundreds of dollars when you don't need to buy disposable wipes anymore. They can also be used to wipe noses, faces, hands, and messes. Thirsties Fab Wipes measure 8x8 and are 2-ply. One side is a textured cotton velour to assist with bigger wipe-ups and the other side has a delicate microfleece for drying or for lighter messes. These wipes will fold and fit perfectly in a recycled wipes container or warmer or can be used dry with a spray bottle of warm water or wipes solution. They come in a pack of 6 in Thirsties great colors.

Plus, all Thirsties products are Made in the USA!
For more information on Thirsties products, visit

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


We are now carrying Arbonne! Arbonne is Safe, Pure, Beneficial. Arbonne products are all-natural, vegan-certified, pH balanced, and don't contain mineral oil.
How can you get involved?
1. Find out about the products Arbonne offers that you use every day! Arbonne has a skin-care line, a spa line, a men's line, a baby line, and more! And all at every day prices.
2. Host a Pamper Night for your friends or clients. Makeovers, pamper night, baby massages, mom's night out, or whatever else you can dream up! What's more fun that getting together with friends for a relaxing evening - and you benefit with a hostess gift and discount!
3. Join Us! Do you have contacts? Everyone needs makeup or skin products. Find out how you can build an easy, profitable business from home with very little investment!

For more information on the Arbonne Baby Line, visit
Looking forward to helping you start a healthy, fresh chapter in your skin health!

Considering gDiapers?

Have you thought about compromising and using gDiapers? Maybe it's the best of both worlds? You have the cloth cover with disposable, flushable or compostable liners.

Actually, read the article below to understand why it's more like the worst of both worlds. It is somewhat environmentally better than disposables as there is less waste. If you are really composting your liners, that's even better. But many a sewage worker (and plumber!) highly discourage attempting to flush the liners. They still contain the chemicals that are in disposables.

And they are a fortune in the long run! This article says the liners are about 41 cents each and the covers are $19 each! You can get a nice All-In-One or pocket for $19! And even disposables only average 25 cents/diaper.

I can understand using gDiapers temporarily - like if you're traveling or on vacation. But to make that your primary diaper doesn't make much sense to me.

Here's a great, thought-out article on Cloth Diaper News.

I'd love to hear your comments!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Cuddlebabe Car Seat Covers

These are the most adorable car seat covers. When I first saw them advertised I knew I had to have one - and start carrying them in my store. They are especially perfect for Spring and Fall as they're lighter and open in the back. But the owner of the company also says she's selling them in Iceland. And it's COLD in Iceland! So really they're ideal for all weather.

They fit nicely in the carseat with a large hole in the back so no need to maneuver the seatbelts. The open back also helps prevent the baby from getting too overheated.

They have leg compartments which are separated - great for older babies who like to wiggle and kick - so they're not as tied down. An adorable hat with a pom-pom is attached. Everyone who saw my baby in that hat said "Awww!" The front has 3 flaps to cover up - one that folds up from the legs and 2 that cross over from the sides. There's a big button on the front to keep it secure.

The original fits up to 22 pounds/12 months. They have a new, larger version appropriate for 9-18 months. With all the great patterns available, there's something for everyone!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Upcoming Workshops

Upcoming Workshops!
Bring or refer a friend and save $5 on your order!

THIS Thursday Feb 12 at 11 am - Cloth Diapering
Sunday Feb 22 at 1 pm - Cloth Diapering
Sunday Feb 22 at 3 pm - Babywearing

CD- Learn the whys and hows, the benefits, the different types, which type is best for your lifestyle, how to care for your diapers, and best of all detergents!

Babywearing - Does your baby always want to be held? Learn how you can be comfortable, hold your baby and still get things done! No more shoulder or back pain. Increase bonding and your baby's sense of security and development. Try on the different slings! Lots of new colors and patterns for Spring!

Big Fuzzi Bunz Sale!

Fuzzi Bunz Sale!

I am overflowing in my FB stock!

Big sale on sized Fuzzi Bunz starting now through Sunday Feb 15.

6% off your bulk order! That makes your order tax-free!

**Buy 3 diapers for only $16.68/ diaper!

**Buy 6 for only $16.45/ diaper!

**Buy 12 for only $15.93/ diaper!

Use discount code FB3.

If you have questions about inventory levels, feel free to email.

Monday, February 9, 2009

My Love-Hate Relationship with my Diaper Sprayer

Ok, so I'll admit that I didn't love my Diaper Sprayer. There, I said it. I do love my cloth diapers, but just didn't think the sprayer was necessary. Plus it added an extra step. I couldnt just toss the diaper into the pail. Instead, I had to put it on the side, finish the diaper change, and get Dovy settled in a safe environment (which is getting harder and harder now that he's crawling...). And then take the diaper and pail to the bathroom, spray the diaper and get it into the pail before it drips on the floor. Plus the water sprayed in places besides just on the diaper. So I'll admit, I was a little skeptical about my diaper sprayer.

But then I went out and Dovy pooped. And I didn't have my diaper sprayer. So I tried using toilet paper and scraping the poop into the toilet. It's just not that easy anymore. First of all he likes carrots. A lot. So without being too graphic, his poop was a nice carrot shade. Plus you know how things come out when things arent always chewed up so well. And if you only have 2 teeth, things just dont get chewed up so well. So you get the idea of what his big poop looked like. (Sorry, hope you didnt get sick.)

So the point is that I started appreciating the sprayer. I don't have to manually remove poop! The sprayer does it for me - and a lot more effectively.

Plus, I heard a good tip. Someone told me she hooked her sprayer up in her laundry room so she took the whole diaper pail to the washer, sprayed the diapers that needed it, and then dumped it straight into the washing machine. Brilliant! Except our laundry room is dark and spooky. So I try not to spend too much time down there..

The moral of the story is "If at first you hate the sprayer, try try again."

Monday, February 2, 2009

Saturday Night Live Pampers Video

This is a riot. Enjoy!


Ok, so I am sooo not into these things. Just like I was sooo not into blogging. But here I am with a blog - ok, I like to blab... And, yes, I now have a Facebook page. Why in the world do I need a Facebook page? But it is kind of neat. I have found a lot of people from my "past life" that I haven't thought about in years. I haven't added them to my Friends. But it is cool to think about them again. I guess I could add them to my friends. One of my friends has like 450 friends!! I dont even know that many people...

On a more relevant note, I have also created a Soft and Cozy Baby Facebook page. Right now it's in its infantile stages as I dont really understand Facebook or what to do with it. But it does have an event section and so I have listed the upcoming workshops.

So if you're on Facebook, become my friend!