Sunday, October 18, 2009

Ello Poppets!

Just a quick note to let you guys know I will be away for about 2 weeks.
My mother is coming into town from Alaska in the morning and it's been about 3 or 4 years since I've seen her last. She wasn't able to be here for my wedding or to see Izzy be born, so I'm going to spend as much time with her as possible.
Since my husband will not let us move back home, and money being what it is, this may be the last time I see my mom for a very, very, very long time.
So there will be no updates for 2 weeks. I'm very sorry. I plan on getting a few diapers though while she is here. USA baby carried BumGenius, Bambino Mio and Kushies, so I'm going to check them out. I won't use Kushies probably, since I've heard bad reviews... but I'm curious to see these Bambino Mio's and I do need a few more BG's. This is one of the ONLY shops in Vegas to sell cloth diapers of any kind so I'm going to lobby the hell out of them to sell some more types :p

Also, my friend Daniella is graciously lending me her sewing machine. So I'm going to try my hand at a few cloth diaper accessories, mama cloth, and soakers as well as plush baby toys. I'm pretty excited and when I actually get started I will post about it for sure. If it works out and I'm any good at it I will start selling them. I wanted to learn to knit so I could make some of those beautiful longies/woolies i see on but uh... I have no time lol. Maybe one day.

Until then, take care of each other, and don't hesitate to leave me feedback via comments. If you have ideas, diapers you want to see me demo, or are a WAHM who would like her product demoed on this website you can leave a comment here or email me directly @

Peace and Love to you all!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

BuBu BeBe One Size Diaper

I recently aquired a Bubu Bebe one size diaper, or B4 for short, from my friend Jessica. I've been meaning to throw up a quick review/demo on it so here goes:

As always, our lovely Izzy will be modeling this dipe:
From Cloth diapering

This diaper is like a cross between a BSRB and a Good Mama. It's got a variety of outer shells, from a cotton knit, bamboo velour or minkee. Sandwiched inside is a hidden layer of hemp and/or bamboo fleece:
From Cloth diapering

The multi-size you can snap down for a newborn, much like a BumGenius:
From Cloth diapering

It also has a row across the top that you can fold down like you would on a Good Mama diaper
Now what makes the B4 unique is the system of "snap as you grow" soakers. Each soaker is made up of 2 layers of bamboo or hemp fleece and one layer of bamboo or cotton velour. They wash up really well and dry very quickly. There are three soakers. A newborn, a medium size and a large. You can customize the level of protection you want by snapping them all together. It's /very/ nice:
From Cloth diapering

For Izzy, I folded down the rise and snapped across. The material is sooo soft:
From Cloth diapering

And we got a GREAT fit around the legs, no gaps at all:
From Cloth diapering

I am VERY impressed with this diaper. I love the softness and the ability to be able to customize the absorbency almost like a pocket diaper. Speaking of absorbency, I would rank these as high as a BSRB if not higher. Yes... you all know I love my BSRB's but these are a very, very close second. They fit well, they aren't to bulky, and MAN do they hold up well overnight.

Every stash should include a Bubu Bebe Diaper

Thank you so much, Jessica, for sending me this awesome diaper.

From Cloth diapering

Monday, October 5, 2009

Wow, That was fun.

We had so much fun, Jen and I, doing the fleece cover giveaway. I hope to do another one soon. You guys are all awesome and I wish I could have given one to everybody who participated.

I am sorry things have been slow here on R&S. We've moved into the joys of teething at our house. We have all just gotten over a virus, and now Izzy is gnashing, crying, drooling, and just a mess in general.

I need to update with a Bubu Bebe diaper review, a Good Mama Good Nights review, and start working on incorporating some other baby related goodness that comes along with frugal living. We've been making our own baby food since Izzy was a few months old, so I'd like to post some how to's and recipes. I'm also going to be reviewing some cloth diaper safe laundry detergents. I'm testing a few out right now. I also need to get a few more how to videos up.

If there is anything in particular that you guys would like to see, or if you want me to demo your product here, please shoot me a email to

Happy Fluff :)