So it’s 2011, what new wonders of fluff will there be this year? Will my dream of a self washing, instant drying and self stuffing nappy finally come alive in all its wonderful fluffiness? Well no, probably not but hopefully there will be some new stuff being released into the fluffy world.
So anyway, what has been happening in our small fluffy world, well let me tell you, as a fluff addict I hate bank holidays and other things that get in the way of fluffy mail. Things that I ordered a few weeks ago are finally starting to trickle their way to us, yay! So yesterday arrived a lovely little Monkey Foot wetbag that I ordered from The Nappy Garden, it’s the perfect size for my new CSP stash and so lovely!
And speaking of CSP, I’m not sure if I posted the new bits that arrived over the holidays, so here they are. From left to right, a Puddlekins Stoff Stuff and Jimmy Riddles, which I got from Luxury Moon and then 2 more Puddlekins both wool (I think!), which I got direct from Puddlekins. Am still waiting for the monthlies to come so I can test them out properly. It’s so frustrating that I’ve spent the best part of 14ish years dreading and hating it but now that I’m actually looking forward to it it’s nowhere to be found! Still this will only be my second since having Chloe so I know it’s all going to be a bit hit and miss and out of synch for a while but still I’d like it to be as soon as possible! I’ve got my eye on a few more CSP to get and once they’ve all been tried out I’ll be posting reviews.
And also a parcel from Fill Your Pants arrived, best of all was the sticker on the front of the parcel that had ‘Fluffy mail’ on it! I’m sure the postman thought it a bit odd, especially since ‘Fill Your Pants’ is a bit random if you’ve never heard of them before but it was a very cute little touch. So inside was the Tots Bots Easyfit V2 in the gorgeous Flower Power print, I’ve heard such good things about these that I overlooked the velcro-ness of them and ordered one to try and also was a Flip with various inserts. I didnt really love Flips when they were released and we tried them but we could really do with some kind of an all in two nappy system so that we can reuse the outer a few times and reduce the volume of the nappy wash a bit, and seeing as the Grovia snaps have been pushed back for release over here then the Flips are the next option for the time being. The trial pack I ordered comes with a Stay Dry insert, an Organic insert and a pack of disposable inserts (which might be great for long days out), so there’s plenty of choice to get us re-started on using them. I’ve also added a few extra Flip inserts in either Stay Dry or Organic to other nappy orders, so we should have plenty to give it a real trial with, oh and I’ll be buying a few more covers as well the next time a nappy jumps into the basket and I’m forced to buy it!
I’m actually having a big stash shake up at the minute to help fund the new night nappies I’ve got my eye on (and the HL Bedbug Plus that’s in the post to us), as the Ecobubs, even stuffed with bamboo inserts, are just not holding up to Chloe at the minute. So I’ve had a bit of a clear out of nappies that just dont really get reached for a lot or dont really work well for us. So 3 Ecobubs have gone, and a BG AIO in medium that used to be the change bag nappy but I’ve always hated the velcro so I’m hoping a Flip will be a great replacement for it. Also, surprisingly, the 2 Tutto’s have gone. The thing is I do really love the idea and the look of them but even with all 3 inserts in Chloe was starting to soak them and her bum would be wet to the touch after 3/4 hours. Also I’m the sort of person that likes to completely separate nappies before they go in the nappy bucket and although I do find it quite therapeutic to sit there once they’re all dry and stuff the pockets/snap in inserts, I just found re-assembling the Tutto’s to be well annoying. The OH said that he never put Chloe in them as he just didnt really like them for whatever reason, so off to find new homes they went. The other surprising ones to go (or maybe not so surprising to some) are 3 BG V4’s in the new colours, sweet, bubble and noodle. Again I do really like the BG V4’s and am keeping the other 2 we have (in blossom and grasshopper) but I just couldnt stand the new colours, they just looked, well grubby. So the big clear out ensued and now I’m trying to get some new night nappies to replace the Ecobubs, the WNNN’s we have work fine but I just wanted to try some other night nappies that I’ve heard good things about.
So that’s about it for the start of 2011, more fluffy mail to arrive shortly (hopefully). I popped up the Acrylic longies review the other day, we love them so much and it has also sparked a love of fitteds for the day time, so I’m sure that will mean more ‘slipping’ of the nappy buying finger and ‘accidentally’ buying more fluff. Hopefully I’ll get around to doing the Rumparooz review next week, I did update the Issy Bear V2 review last week and again am hoping to update the Baba+Boo one next week as well. Anyway thanks for reading and here’s to a fluffy new year for everyone!