Friday, November 21, 2014

Customer's Christmas Choice

0 comments

 Today is the day we let YOU decide what we should make for your baby's bum!!!

                                       

For this Holiday Season we are thinking embroidery! There is nothing more classic than a special diaper sewn just for you! We have narrowed it down to the two adorable options above. Now all we need are your opinions! Whichever option wins will be placed upon a beloved SoftBums. Just in time for the Holidays and it makes a perfect stocking stuffer.

So here we go! Now all we need is your opinion! Click the link marked "Vote Here" below to be taken to our survey. This survey will run form November 21-November 23rd. Thank you for participating!!


Link to vote through Survey Monkey: VOTE HERE


BONUS!!!!  What would a special holiday diaper be without a GIVEAWAY to go with it!? Please enter through the rafflecopter below for a chance to win the winning diaper!
Good Luck to ALL!


**For more SoftBums Information or to make an order please click here**

a Rafflecopter giveaway StumbleUpon
Pin It

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Change-Diapers Best of 2014 Nominations

140 comments
http://change-diapers.com/2014/11/change-diapers-best-of-2014-nominations-open/
You guys! We are so excited to be on the nominations list in 3 categories for Change-Diapers.com.  You can vote for SoftBums under the following:
  • Best New Accessory of 2014 - SoftBums Hybrids
  • Best New Solid Color of 2014 - SoftBums Midnight
  • Best New Print of 2014 - SoftBums American Baby Collection, SoftBums Out of this World Collection, and SoftBums Summer Splash Collection

We want to say THANK YOU for nominating us for these awesome categories by doing a FUN giveaway! Since we are nominated for solids, prints AND accessories, we want to offer one lucky winner something from each category! Enter below and you could end up wining:

 

A Pack of SoftBums Hybrids

 
 
 
 
 
 

A SoftBums Midnight Diaper

 

 

 

 

One shell from any of our past three diaper collections (American Baby, Out of this World or Summer Splash)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We also want to offer all of our wonderful readers a coupon code for 10% off.  Just use the code "changedipes2014" at checkout!

Don't forget to vote now at Change-Diapers.com!




a Rafflecopter giveaway StumbleUpon
Pin It

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Comic Book Letters

1 comments


My husband is one, if not the biggest nerd I know. He grew up on Comic books, video games and everything Super Hero! So needless to say when we found out we were having a boy he wanted to recreate his childhood in this little guys room. We started out with Calvin and Hobbs, then went to super heroes and robots ...just to land on a totally random, anything and everything that screams baby nerd kind of room;) And I am totally in love!

While little guys nursery is not totally complete yet I will show you how I made these AWESOME comic book letters. They are super easy and I made a 7 letter name for around 20 dollars, 25 if you have to buy Mod Podge.

These would be a huge hit for anyone. You could use the same idea to make some cool WINE letters for a kitchen or simply using pretty fabric for a dining room/ living area. Not to mention a little girl nursery with all things girl.We love to see your ideas too so our fan base can grab as many ideas as possible! Please share your ideas or comments below if you have any!

Here we go:)

Materials:

  • Pair of regular ole scissors
  • Comic books, new or old. I got mine from a friend who had tons of extras! But be prepared your husband or maybe even you will have a hard time cutting into these bad boys:)
  • Buffer nail file
  • Micheal's Letters, size is up to you.
  • Mod Podge
  • Painters paint brush
Step 1:

Cut out all of your favorite pictures, or fabric, whatever your creative mind is using.














Step 2:

Place one thin coat of Mod Podge down before you put the Comic/material on, once the thin layer is applied lay out where you would like everything to be on the letter. Move on to the next letter as this needs about 15 minutes to dry. Then place a layer of Mod Podge over the entire face of the letter, I didn't do sides or back as I wanted them to remain white, but this is up to you:) Let sit overnight, at least 8 hours.











Step 3:

After completely dry, take scissors to the edges to remove the paper that is hanging off the sides. Now, remember don't try to get the perfect cut as you will most likely chip the wood or cut too deep and tear the paper from the letter. This is wear the handy dandy buffer files come in to play!!

Step 4:

This step is the most tedious, so put on a movie and grab yourself a BIG glass of whatever your flavor is. For me it was "Baby Mama" and a bottle of water as I am about ready to have this little guy:) So..take a buffer file, I had an old one that I used for a few letters, but a fresh one works best! I began in a downward motion until I could see it beginning to crease, then just pulled it clean off.
BE WARNED: All edges must of COMPLETELY dry, do not try to do this when the Mod Podge is wet, paper WILL rip!
Step 5:

Place on one more coat of Mod Podge over all the letters, let sit for another 8 hours. And you are finished!! Super easy, and quite fun:) ENJOY StumbleUpon
Pin It

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Best Collection of Natural DIY WIPES SOLUTION RECIPES!

0 comments

Collection of Baby Wipes Solution Recipes for your DIY  All-Natural wipes solution!

 You can use these solutions on your Cloth Wipes, or just use with paper towels for making your own DIY disposable baby wipes that don't contain any of the nasty ingredients that are normally found in baby wipes like alcohol, or embalming fluid!!!  Yikes!!!!


Common Cloth Wipe Solution Recipe Ingredients:

Most cloth wipe solution recipes contain similar main ingredients, which are used for the same reason in each recipe. These are the common ingredients and why they're included:

  • Oil: Helps the wipe glide across baby's skin and keeps skin soft. However beware of using too much oil as it can lead to repelling issues in your cloth diapers.
  • Soap: Cleanses by removing all traces of urine and feces(babies should have their little bottoms washed well with mild soap and lots of water at least once daily to keep rash away)
  • EO: (Essential Oil) Added for antibacterial and/or aromatherapy purposes. EO's make a nice scent, but are NOT necessary.
  • Water: The main ingredient in each recipe, cleanses the diaper area and dilutes the other ingredients. MOST parents using cloth wipes just use plain warm water and have great results so don't feel bad if you never get around to making your own solution!!
The type and amounts of oil, soap, EO and water that goes into a recipe is what gives each cloth wipe solution its own distinct "personality". Have fun trying different recipes until you find the ones that you like best! More information about essential oils can be found at Bath Heaven, Aroma Web, A World of Aromatherapy and other great sites on the Web. 

How to Use Cloth Wipe Solutions

First of all, please use common sense and keep all wipe solution ingredients away from your child. You may not think that these everyday products can be dangerous, but some infants have suffered respiratory problems after aspirating baby oil. Also, baby oil causes repelling and leaks when used with cloth wipes and washing with cloth diapers.  For those reasons we don't recommend using baby oil, only coconut oil, or other natural oils in any of these recipes.
When mixing solutions we've found that it works best to start with water, then oil and finally soap. By starting with water you'll avoid making tons of bubbles, and the oil will coat your measuring tools so the soap slips right off. 

There are many different ways to store and apply cloth wipe solutions, try a few of the following ideas to find the one that works best for your family. You may discover that one system works great at home and another works great away from home. Most of the time it's easiest to gently mix the cloth wipe solution in a bottle with a cover, then pour it into the storage container. Here's some ideas to get you started:
  • Use a spray bottle to spritz baby's bottom or the cloth wipes. (For baby's comfort we prefer spraying the cloth wipes)
  • Use a bottle with a pull-up spout (like on bottled-water bottles) to dribble solution onto the cloth wipes.
  • Warm solution and place in an insulated container to provide warm wipes for baby.
  • Place the solution into a commercial baby wipes container and dip cloth wipes into the solution.
  • Place cloth wipes in a commercial baby wipes container and pour wipes solution over wipes.
  • A commercial baby wipes container can be placed in a wipes warmer to provide cozy warm wipes for baby.
Don't store solution or wet wipes for a long time because they can become musty and the wet wipes may even grow mildew - ewww! Check your solution and wet wipes daily, and mix smaller batches of solution frequently instead of large batches less often to avoid mustiness. We mix fresh solution once a week, store it in a bottled-water bottle, and have not had any problems with mustiness.
*Please note: Tea Tree Oil should be diluted because pure Tea Tree Oil may cause a reaction in some people. Wikipedia has more information about Tea Tree Oil.

Cloth Wipe Solution Recipes

Almond 'n' Chamomile

Steep the tea bags in the hot water then add the oil.
2 chamomile tea bags
2 teaspoons almond oil
2 cups hot water

Anti-Fungal

Omit vinegar if baby has a raw rash.
1/4 cup white vinegar
1 tablespoon calendula oil
A few drops lavender oil
A few drops tea tree oil
1/4 cup 100% aloe vera gel
1 cup water

Anti-Fungal w/less vinegar

Similar to the other anti-fungal recipe, but less vinegar and water.
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1 tablespoon calendula oil
A few drops lavender oil
A few drops tea tree oil
1/4 cup 100% aloe vera gel
1/2 cup water

Basic Wipe Solution

This basic recipe can be adapted by changing the type of soap or oil.
1 Tablespoon coconut oil
1/2 cup natural baby wash
2 cups water

Castile Solution

Dr. Bronner's Castile Soap comes in several yummy scents!
1 tablespoon almond, apricot, or other oil
1 tablespoon Dr Bronner's Liquid Castile Soap
2 drops tea tree oil
1 drop lavender oil
1 cup water

Chamomile 'n' Honey

Brew the tea, add the honey, and drink any leftovers!
1 chamomile tea bag
1 teaspoon honey
1 cup boiling water

Eight is Great

Similar ingredients as other recipes, but in different amounts.
1/8 cup vegetable oil
1/8 cup baby wash
8 drops lavender oil
4 drops tea tree oil
2 cups water

Essential Oil Solution

With three different EOs contributing their unique properties...
4 cups water warmed in microwave
2-4 drops Tea Tree Oil
2-4 drops Lavender Essential Oi1
1 Tablespoon Grapeseed Oil
1 Tablespoon Calendula Oil
2 Tablespoon Baby Wash
Thanks to Lucinda A. for this recipe.
"I tried the Essential Oils solution w/ tea tree, calendula , lavender,grapeseed ,ect. We love it! My daughter is highly highly sensitive to everything but this works wonders:) We use it for all kinds of stuff now, everyone loves the smell !! We use it every diaper change then coat w/ virgin 100% coconut oil - this combo has cleared up a super nasty rash over night!!! Thank you!!!" Raven R.

Fruit 'n' Veggie

Dr Bronner's soaps can often be found in organic markets.
1 teaspoon fruit or vegetable-based oil (apricot, olive, grapeseed, etc)
1 tablespoon vegetable-based soap (like Dr. Bronner's liquid castile)
1 teaspoon 100% aloe vera gel
1 cup water

Grape Seed Extract

Grapefruit seed extract and coconut oil are natural remedies for Candida, which can cause diaper rash.
2 cups water (headed if you are using coconut oil)
1-2 tablespoons baby wash
1 tablespoon olive or coconut oil
15 drops grapefruit seed extract

Just One

Just one "something" of each ingredient for this recipe.
1 chamomile tea bag
1 teaspoon oil 
1 teaspoon baby bath or shampoo
1 drop lavendar oil
1 cup hot water

Lavender 'n' Tea Tree

Lavender and Tea Tree are popular EO choices for wipe solutions.
1/8 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon baby shampoo
4 drops tea tree oil
8 drops lavender oil
3 cups water
Variation: Use lavender baby wash for a heavenly Lavender wash.

Lanolin & Glycerine

Lanolin and glycerine moisturize without oil. Lansinoh can be found in many local stores.
1 tablespoon liquid glycerine
1/4 teaspoon liquid lanolin (100% pure)
1 tablespoon baby wash
1-3 drops EO
4 cups water

Olive 'n' Tea Tree

A great natural wipes solution.
1/8 cup olive oil
1/8 cup gentle baby bath
A few drops tea tree oil
4 cups water

Shampoo Style

Baby shampoo works as well as baby wash.
1 tablespoon coconut oil
2 teaspoons baby shampoo
2 1/2 cups water

Soapless

This recipe relies on the EO to cleanse, instead of using soap.
1-2 drops tea tree oil
1-2 drops lavender oil
1 tsp coconut oil
1 cup water
Use caution with this recipe as we've been told some children may develop a rash since the essential oils aren't dissolved in a carrier soap

Witch Hazel Solution

Witch hazel is the cleansing agent in this solution.
1 cup witch hazel
1/2 cup aloe vera juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon white vinegar

Witch Hazel and Lavender

This solution has a lovely lavender scent.
2 cups distilled water
2 tbsp lavender baby wash
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp witch hazel
8 drops lavender essential oil

 Lavender Solution

Our other favorite, the lavender is calming for us and our son.
1 tablespoon jojoba or coconut oil
1 tablespoon lavender scented baby wash
2-3 drops lavender oil
3 cups water

More Cloth Wipe Solution Recipe Resources

Here is another link for more ideas on how to make and use your cloth wipe solution. Have fun seeing what others say about using cloth wipe solutions.
StumbleUpon
Pin It

HUGE GIVEAWAY! TONS OF PRIZES SoftBums #SBMidnightRelease Twitter Party!

0 comments
SoftBums is hosting a TWITTER PARTY for out Midnight Release!!

WE ARE PAIRING UP WITH "THE INQUISITIVE MOM BLOG",
SPRAY PAL,
AND ROCKIN' GREEN SOAP,
TO GIVE YOU A HUGE GIVEAWAY FROM THIS HALLOWEEN TWITTER PARTY!!!
YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS ONE!!!



 Come join us on October 29 at 8pm central time!  We Can't Wait, this is an awesome time to come together with other Cloth Diaper Fans to learn about what makes SoftBums so unique..and of course win awesome prizes!!

  
Like and Follow us at: www.facebook/SoftBums.com



Be sure to RSVP using the form below, follow our host @InquisitveMom and yours truly @SoftBums:) You must RSVP and tweet at least once publicly using the hashtag #sbmidnightrelease between 9 pm EST and 10 pm EST on 10/29/14 to be eligible to win. 


BONUS: Extra entries will increase your chance of winning so stay connected!



These are the PRIZES!
1st Prize,
SoftBums Starter kit: 99.95 Value
Includes: 1 SoftBums OMNI diaper, 2 SoftBums ECHO diapers, 6 pack of 2-in-1 SUPER OS pods, and a free wetbag.
starter kit

2nd prize,
Bamboo Starter Kit: 149.95 Value
Includes: 1 OMNI shell, 2 ECHO shells, 6 pack of Bamboo SUPER 2-IN-1 pods, and a free wetbag.
Bamboo kit

3rd Prize
New SoftBums Midnight diaper in SNAPS!!
Midnight
PLUS!!! $50 Gift Card to Rockin' Green
Rockin Green

4th Prize
New SoftBums Midnight diaper in SNAPS!!
Midnight

PLUS!!! Spray Pal Shield $25 Value

Spray Pal

5th Prize
SoftBums Nebula Print Diaper
Nebula

6th Prize
1 SoftBums Sprout Print Diaper
sprout

7th Prize
1 SoftBums Puddle Print Diaper
Puddle


If you would like to learn more about SoftBums and our unique features before the festivities, please check us out at  www.Softbums.com. See you all soon!

StumbleUpon
Pin It