Sunday, October 21, 2012

Re-Grand Opening Giveaways

Are you ready to win some free fluff?  We've got some for you!  Three lucky winners will take away one of our favorite diapers at the end of our re-grand opening celebration.  All you need to do is complete a few easy entries!

Prize #1:  Thirsties Duo Wrap is one of our favorite covers for use with DD2 in our personal stash, and we're happy to be sponsoring one for giveaway with our fans.  This trim-fitting cover is comparable to the original Thirsties diaper cover, but now with an adjustable rise so that two sizes are all you need from birth through potty training. Duo Wraps are waterproof yet breathable and very comfortable for baby's skin.

These wraps take it easy on your wallet with the two-size system and the ability to wipe them clean for multiple wearings, allowing fewer wraps in rotation.

Aplix hook and loop closures provide a perfect and secure fit at every diaper change. All sizes offer convenient fold-over laundry tabs to protect your aplix closures from trapping lint in the wash. Snap closure is also available for the duo wrap. Leg gussets provide advanced leak-proof protection and bindings are super-soft against baby skin.

Prize #2:  AppleCheeks has been gracious enough to sponsor a microterry bundle (cover + microterry insert) for giveaway to our fans for our celebration.    AppleCheeks diapers have a unique envelope design, creating a mess-free method for pocket diapering.  Not a fan of pockets?  ApplCheeks envelope covers can also be worn as a cover over a prefold or fitted!  They also provide  snug elastic at the waist and legs, and two rows of snaps for a snug and secure fit. These diapers have been virtually leakproof and indispensable in our personal diaper stash.  These covers are made in a two-size system creating a better fit for baby and an economical choice for parents.  

Prize #3: Knickernappies OneSize diapers are side-snapping and are made right here in the USA. The side snaps help give the tummy a smooth, non bulky appearance. Our favorite feature of this diaper is the longer rise and super soft elastic.  These diapers will fit longer than any other onesize diaper we have tried, and you won't see any red marks on baby after a full night of use.  Knickernappies OneSize diapers were our go-to nighttime diaper for DD1 and will soon be so for DD2 as well.  These diapers can also be pulled down without unsnapping, making them great for potty training. Two inserts come with each diaper. One fan will receive a Knickernappies OneSize diaper with microfiber inserts.

Ready, set, ENTER!  This giveaway will end on October 31st.  Winners will be notified via email and must respond within 24 hours to claim their prize.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Re-Grand Opening Special!

We're almost finished with our web store re-design, and we feel like celebrating!  Lucky for you, we're celebrating with a week of sales and giveaways in the store!  October 21-27 we will feature some of our best selling products from various companies at special prices, just for you.  Here's a sneak peak of our new look:

Here's a list of the sales:

All Thirsties Duo Wraps, Covers, Duo AIOs, Fab Fitteds, and Duo Diapers will be 10% off 
Planet Wise wet bags 5% off 

All AppleCheeks Envelope Covers and Little Bundles will be 10% off
FREE lip balm or butt balm samples with every purchase

All Knickernappies Custom Fit and OneSize diapers will be 10% off
Take 5% off your total order with the purchase of anything pink.  Use code WEARPINK at checkout.  You MUST have something pink in your cart to use this code.  All bumGenius, Flip, and Econobum products are excluded from this discount, and there will be no stacked discount for Knickernappies diapers. 

Saturday-Last Chance Sale:
Help us clear out our clearance items to make room for new inventory!  Earn 10% off your total order with the purchase of any clearance item.  Use code REOPEN at checkout.  You MUST have a clearance item in your cart to use this code.  All bumGenius, Flip, and Econobum products are excluded from this discount.  

Don't forget that you will receive FREE standard shipping during the entire month of October with purchases over $30.  If you wish to upgrade to priority mail you will need to cover the additional cost.   

And finally, a list of the giveaways:

Three lucky winners will earn some FREE fluff during our re-grand opening week.  Giveaway items will include a Thirsties Duo Wrap, an AppleCheeks Little Bundle, and a Knickernappies OneSize diaper.  Watch our facebook page and blog for more details and entry information!

Friday, April 20, 2012

The Preemie Project: It's for the Babies!

 During the month of April we're celebrating Earth Month in a special way:  for every two reusable diapers purchased at Bum Covered Diapers this month we're donating a reusable diaper to families in need.  That's right, when you buy a couple of diapers to cover your own baby's bum you're indirectly helping to cover another little bum with a reusable diaper.  What better way to save the Earth and help babies and their parents in this area than to donate diapers to the Preemie Project! 

I thought it was fitting to write a spotlight article about this amazing organization in the Iowa City area so that our customers would know exactly where the BCD diaper donation was going. 


Their mission statement:  "The Preemie Project seeks to provide comfort and support to critically ill infants and their families in the Newborn Intensive Care Units in Iowa.  We achieve our mission through the support of a devoted group of local and national volunteers."  (Taken from

The support this amazing project gives takes many forms:  hats, booties, and blankets for all the tiny new babies in the NICU to give warmth and comfort to preterm and critically ill infants and their families; blanket sleepers are given to every baby before they go home, and the nurses use them as a tool to teach safe sleeping practices recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (; family support (this is where we come in!); and bereavement and memory boxes for those babies whose life here on Earth have already ended.

  Because all of these amazing programs run through the work and donations of volunteers, they appreciate all the help they can get!  There are several ways to help the Preemie Project. If you're feeling crafty, you might want to try your hand at knitting hats or booties or sewing a few blankets or sleepers for the babies.  The Preemie Project takes donations and also holds weekend workdays to make items for the babies.  Their website shows a variety of useful patterns and guidelines for making your hand-created donations.    

The family support program has different needs because they prepare to equip needy families who have to worry about extended hospital stays, traveling expenses, and then extra cost incurred as they bring their preemie babies home.  Here's a list of items for donation to this support program (and yes, diapers are one of the items!):

The Preemie Project also holds fundraisers to earn money to buy fabric, yarn, and other supplies.  If you can't donate your creative talents, money, or other items, maybe you have time to help them at a fundraiser.  

For more information about crafting guidelines, to sign up for their newsletter, or to find out about upcoming donation events, contact them at

More about the Reusable Diapers
Here's how Bum Covered Diapers' donation will work:  At the end of April we'll tally the total number of diapers sold to determine the number of diapers donated.  We'll consult with Linda to determine the greatest need (most likely preemie, newborn, or onesize diapers along with some information for how to use and care for them).  The more diaper sales we see this month, the more we'll donate to the project (more specifically the family support program for needy families)...simple as that!  We'll give some updates on our facebook page as the month continues, so stay tuned and remember "It's for the babies!"