New Product – Best Bottoms AI2 in the store

I’m excited to tell you all that we just got our first (small) shipment of the new Best Bottoms all-in-two diaper today!  John Paul has been helping me test out my sample Best Bottoms for the past couple of weeks and we really like it.  Best Bottoms is an AI2 system brought to you by the same people who make PlanetWise wet bags.  Here are the pro’s and con’s of the system, particularly as it compares to the other brands of AI2’s we carry (SoftBums, Flip, and GroVia).

Pro’s:

-Double-layer PUL feels really sturdy

-Wipe-clean interior (unlike SoftBums or GroVia)

-Has the STRONGEST, STICKIEST velcro I’ve ever seen.  There’s no doubt this velcro can stand up to years of use. (GroVia has the weakest velcro of the four.)

-Leg gussets ensure a great fit (Neither SoftBums, GroVia, or Flip has gussets on the shell)

-Your choice of hemp or stay-dry microfiber inserts; inserts are sized S-M-L for maximum trimness.

-One-size shells are very adjustable with four rise settings.

-Cute bi-color shells with contrasting edges and a few cute prints.

Best Bottom inserts come in S-M-L

Cons:

-Limited prints on the shells.  More than SoftBums and Flip, which don’t come in prints at all, but not as many different prints as GroVia. 

-Sized inserts, although they increase trimness, also increase the price of a full birth-to-potty set of Best Bottoms to around $400.  Compare this to $200 for a full stash of Flip, $282 for a full stash of SoftBums, and $375 for GroVia.  (Still less expensive than pocket diapers or all-in-one’s though.)

-Best Bottom shells are sized to fit from 8-35 lbs so they won’t fit a newborn.  As with all diapers rated for 8-35 lbs, I say don’t count on them fitting till your baby is 10 lbs.  If that 8 lbs is in their thighs, it will fit, but if they’re a long and skinny 8 lbs, it will be too loose and leak.  The ONLY one-size diaper I have seen that will truly fit a newborn is the SoftBums, which will fit starting at 6 lbs.

We now have one shell each of snap and velcro closure, as well as one insert in each size plus a nighttime snap-in doubler in stock.  If you’ve been curious about the Best Bottom system, now is your chance to come check it out in our store!  We’ll be carrying Best Bottoms as special-order items at this time and hopefully working up to a full stock as we gauge interest levels.

My favorite Best Bottom shell color - too bad I have a baby boy!

Eco-friendly business practices

You may have noticed with the warmer weather we have been having that we’ve opened up the garage door for a more open-air shopping experience.  We’ll continue doing this until it gets too hot and we have to start running the air conditioner.  This is just one of the things we do to keep our business eco-friendly.  What else do we do?

–  We re-use packaging when possible, and when it’s not, we use biodegradable polymailers and biodegradable packing tape from EcoEnclose.  These mailers are recyclable, and within months of composting or landfill disposal, will entirely disintegrate.  The mailers also have two adhesive strips so when you receive your order, you can re-use the plastic envelope one more time!

– Our business (and our home) is powered with 100% renewable energy.  So even when we use the heater or air conditioner, you can feel good knowing that the energy used to power them is renewable.

– We recycle paper and cardboard generated by the business.

-Oh, and we sell cloth diapers!

Gro-Via Super Sale!

In order to make room for new inventory we are having a GREAT sale with VERY limited quantities on our Gro-Via shell sets.  If you buy one 2-pack soaker pad set for $16.95, you can add on a shell set (waterproof shell + 1 absorbent soaker pad) for just $5!  That’s almost $20 off the regular price of $24.95!

There are only 11 of this deal available though, so you have to act fast.  I will take it down off the website when we’re sold out, but since I have to do that manually it’s possible that if you aren’t one of the first 11 people to buy, the website might let you go through checkout when we are actually sold out.  Your credit card will not be charged until I personally confirm that we have enough on hand to fill your order, so don’t worry.  Plus, if we do sell out, I’ll email a special offer to anyone who tried to buy but wasn’t one of the first 11, so either way you win. 

Here’s the link to pick up your Gro-via steal: http://babiesbottomsandmore.com/grobaorsopa2.html

PS: You can get this deal more than once – just add more than one to your online shopping cart.  Happy shopping!