Bum Essentials Cloth Diapers

Friday, July 23, 2010

Bum Pads


If you are familiar with our products the you know what a Bum Pad is. Just in case you don't know anything about our products a Bum Pad is our super soft extra absorbent snap in insert. Now that everybody has some idea about Bum Pads we'll help you better understand how they work. Our Bumbino was designed to be an economical diaper because of the Bum Pads. The idea being you purchase extra Bum Pads and less diaper shells. The Bum Pads have 2 snaps in the front of the diaper. This helps to hold the pad in place when you put the diaper on. Notice 2 snaps only in the front of the diaper. This way if you have a poo diaper you don't have to attempt to remove snaps in the back of the diaper. Yes I have reused shells after a poop. This is of course providing it did not get on the shell. If you have only wet diapers changing out a Bum Pad is a "snap" (lol ). Just fold up the back end of the pad to the front and unsnap the pads. No need to touch any part of the soiled diaper. Usually I find if the back of the pad is wet it is too wet to reuse the shell.
Here is another great feature about the Bum Pad. If you are out shopping for the day or if you are traveling Bum Pads take up less space than a whole diaper- dirty or clean. This is great- you don't have to pack a bunch of diapers or carry around a few dirties either. Keep this in mind the next time you head out for the day.
There are 2 different types to currently choose from. Which one you will prefer is totally up to you. i love both types for different reasons. The Classic is all natural materials (bamboo and cotton) It is very absorbent and very easy to clean (especially with a poop diaper). The Terry Towel has a small amount of polyester added to the cotton/bamboo blend. That makes it very flexible wet or dry. It has more of a very soft towel type texture. Which ever you choose I don't think you will go wrong. Here is my diapering routine- I use the classic at nap time, nighttime and if I am expecting a poop (yes you can somewhat plan for that) I use the Terry Towel the rest of the time.
I hope this helps to better understand how to use our Bum Pads. If you are in need of extra ones- Check out the list to the right of Fine Retailers that carry our products.
Please share with us which Bum Pads you use.

Friday, July 9, 2010

The “Saving the Planet 1 Diaper at a Time” Contest


Contest Dates

July 9th- August 6th

Winner Announced Tuesday August 17th

It is our slogan. We thought we would have some fun and make it a slogan we all live by. How would you like to win a stash of Bum Essentials Cloth Diapers and accessories? Here it is all the details on how to win. There is no purchase necessary however we have a growing list of fine retailers that carry Bum Essentials Products. You will find this list on our Blog and Website. There are both Brick and Mortar and Online merchants. Be sure to check out their websites (especially facebook pages) for special offers.

Now on to our contest-

Prize Package per winner

6 Bumbino Diapers

6 Classic Bum Pads

1 Travel Bum Bag

1 Laundry Bum Bag

We will have 1 winner from each of these 4 categories.

1-New to cloth diapers

2-New to Bum Essentials

3-Refered someone to Bum Essentials or cloth

4- Cloth Diaper Foundation (we will make a donation based on participation)

The Details

Open to US participants only

Select the category that best suits you.

Only one entry submission per person.

Requirements for the contest

Follow our Blog &/or

Like Us on Facebook &/or

Follow us on Twitter

Please submit the following request to

windiapers@bumessentials.com

New to Cloth

Write an essay on what has led you to try cloth diapers.

We will select the winner from the essays.

You must be new to cloth to enter this category.

What you need to submit to us by e-mail

1-Name, address, phone number, and e-mail (don’t worry we are not going to use this info for anything more than our contest. We do not sell information.

2-Essay on why you have chosen cloth

3-Who referred you if anyone- Please provide name and any online names they use so we can make sure they get credit. (Maximum 2 referrals) If no one has referred you that is ok - we just want to make sure we credit the referrals.

4-Give us permission to post pictures and journaling you submit in the event you win.

windiapers@bumessentials.com

What you must be willing to do if you win

1-Accept the prize- lol just had to put that one in

2-Provide us with pictures, and video of your cloth diapering experience using Bum Essentials products- Journal your experience so we can share your story with others wanting to make the change.

3-Tell everyone you know you won an awesome prize package from Bum Essentials.

New to Bum Essentials

Write an essay on why you want to try Bum Essentials. What have you heard about Bum Essentials? What features do you think you will like?

If you have used a Bum Essentials diaper prior to entering this contest please do not enter this category. You will of course not be disqualified if you have to purchase one before the contest is finished. J

What you need to submit to us by e-mail

1-Name, address, phone number, and e-mail (don’t worry we are not going to use this info for anything more than our contest. We do not sell information.

2-Essay on why you have chosen Bum Essentials

3-Who referred you if anyone- Please provide name and any online names so we can make sure they get credit. (maximum 2 referrals)

4-Give us permission to post pictures and journaling you submit in the event you win.

windiapers@bumessentials.com

What you must be willing to do if you win

1-Accept the prize- lol just had to put that one in

2-Provide us with pictures, and video of your cloth diapering experience using Bum Essentials products- Journal your experience so we can share your story with others wanting to make the change.

3-Tell everyone you know you won an awesome prize package from Bum Essentials.

Referral to Bum Essentials/Cloth Diapers

This covers all of those who have used our products. We need you to refer as many new to cloth/new to Bum Essentials as you can. This is what will help you get your prize package. Here is your assignment- Tell us why you use Bum Essentials and if you have referred someone to use Bum Essentials or switch to cloth share with us how you convinced them to make the switch. Referrals will certainly increase your winning chances

What you need to submit to us by e-mail

1-Name, address, phone number, and e-mail (Don’t worry we are not going to use this info for anything more than our contest.) We do not sell information.

2- Essay on why you use Bum Essentials and how you got your referral to make the switch.

3- Provide names of those you refer. We know there may be more after you send in your entry so make sure the person you refer lists you as their referral.

4-Give us permission to post pictures and journaling you submit in the event you win.

windiapers@bumessentials.com

What you must be willing to do if you win

1-Accept the prize- lol just had to put that one in

2-Provide us with pictures. Journal your experience so we can share your story with others.

3-Tell everyone you know you won an awesome prize package from Bum Essentials.

The Cloth Diaper Foundation

This makes us all winners. The more participants the more the donation so help us donate a lot. Bum Essentials will donate $1 worth of BE products per entry so let’s get a lot of entries and make a difference in the cloth diaper community.

(Dollar amount is based on retail value and donation amount may be capped if entries exceed 275)

Good luck and start referring!

Disclaimer

We reserve the right to make changes necessary at any time. This contest is for fun. However, if for some reason you haven't had any fun, loss or damage has occurred to yourself or property from participating in the contest, Bum Essentials isn't held responsible for any of the above. We are not responsible for any taxes associated with the prizes .Winners will be selected/judged on essays provided. We will ensure that we use every means to provide a fair unbiased result. Have fun and Good Luck

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Contest Coming Very Soon


We have been talking about this great contest for a couple of weeks and the announcment date is almost here. I do want to share a little more information with you. For those of you familiar with cloth diapering and Bum Essentials we are going to need your help. We want this contest to help promote Cloth Diapering and Bum Essentials products. You don't need to get started but start getting in your mind about how to help encourage others to make the switch. Don't start recruiting anyone now wait until we make the big announcement. We are going to have a lot of fun spreading the word about cloth diapers. There is another part of our contest. We will be making a donation at the end of the contest to the Cloth Diaper Foundation . The size of the donation will depend on participation. This wonderful organization helps deserving families get started with cloth diapers. Please visit the link for more information about them.
So lets recap
1- We will several winners of a nice package (valued at up to $200)
2-We will spread the word about cloth diapering
3-The Cloth Diaper Foundation will benefit- continuing to spread the word about cloth diapers
4-We will have a whole lot of fun
So are you ready? I can't wait to fill in the details. Stay Tuned!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Challen's Review

Mrs. Knight, or Challen the actress from Big Time Rush is sharing with me her review on Bum Essentials. So I will let her take over from here-

I wish I had discovered Bum Essentials earlier! I used a diaper service when my son was a tiny baby but gave up after a while because I couldn't get him to fit into his car seat with all of that added bulkiness from the cloth diapers. I have used the nonbleached diapers for my daughter but still felt guilty about adding all of those diapers to our landfills. Et voila, Bum Essentials are the answer. They are incredibly easy to use, and clean and they come with super cute covers. I also love the waterproof bag which also serves as a great bag for wet swim suits after a day at the beach. I am thrilled about switching to Bum Essentials and encourage everyone to try them out and spread the word. Easy on the environment and the wallet!
So there you have it- our first actress endorsement. Thanks Challen for reconsidering cloth diapers and for trying out Bum Essentials.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Go Ask Mom


Recently I was interviewed by Sarah Hall from WRAL's "Go Ask Mom". She does a blog on WRAL's website keeping parents up to date on events in our area. Once she learned Bum Essentials was local she invited me for an interview. It was great to meet her and learn more about her posts. She does an excellent job letting parents know where the hot spots are to take your kids, events for children in the area, and where great stores are just for the kiddos. The interview introduces Bum Essentials and will give you a little background info on the company. There are several retailers both online and Brick and Mortar where you can purchase Bum Essentials. Enjoy the story.

Cute Baby

Cute Baby
Great Fitting Diaper
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