Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Wink #2 | Sneak Peek at the New Exclusive Print from KDB

If you have been following our blog, we have recently announced an exclusive print that is coming our way in Mid June! We are beyond excited about our one of a kind print because we designed the print! We have been sharing little "winks" of the print! If you missed the first, or need a refresher, here's the first one! 

Here is your next sneak wink at the exclusive print coming mid June only to Kebbie's Diaper Bag! 

Thursday, May 19, 2016

New in Stock | Too many brands to list in a single title!

Where to even begin? There are so many new things to talk about it is hard to decide where to start. Eenie meenie miney mo... Thirsties it is!

Ok, so by now we all know that Thirsties has their new Naturals line of all-in-one diapers, which is made with natural fibers making for a super trim fit and awesome absorbency. I got one myself as soon they were released and even after only one wash, so not fully prepped, their absorbency was beyond many of my other diapers. These diapers have been flying off the shelf and have already been reordered and restocked to include loads of the hook and loop closure. And of course, available in all of your favorite Thirsties prints for as long as supplies last! Aspen Grove (pictured above) was sold out with the first couple of days last time, so seriously, they won't last long!

Let's talk about Bummis next. Bummis was never a brand heavily on my radar, but their all-in-one organic cotton diaper with the dimpled interior quickly changed that. This is another surprisingly trim diaper with impressive absorbency. To get an idea of how absorbent it was I decided to try it straight out of the package without any prepping and no leaks! The dimples in the diaper help pool and absorb moisture in small pockets. It also offers the option to have either the organic cotton or a stay dry layer against baby's skin so it is perfect no matter what stage of diapering your little one is in. These are diapers that are not new to the store, but they have been restocked with new colors and the vinyl record print (shown above)! What IS new to the store are the Bummis Dual Pocket Wet Bags. These things look so awesome! They have a large wet bag in a solid color, perfect for longer outings, and a smaller pouch in the designated print snapped onto the front for things like wipes, diaper cream, or whatever you need to have quick and easy access to. The dimensions are listed in the product description on the store site (www.kebbiesdiaperbag.com). These come in several prints, but unfortunately Bummis didn't have all of the images available yet, so please be patient with us as we get our own images for the products. The difference in the prints that have a color mentioned is the zipper. So for example, on the site you will see Fairy Tale | Aqua as an option, that means the print of the small bag is the Fairy Tale print with a aqua zipper. Shown below the Astronaut print.

Now, onto one of the products I am MOST excited about. The new LILLEbaby carriers! LILLEbaby has been coming out with many new carriers such as the Color Me (how cool is this?!), the SoHo and 5th Ave prints, and now the new LUXE Embossed Collection available in BrillianceNoir, and Pewter and the Amore print available in an All Seasons! I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am about adding an embossed to my personal LILLEbaby collection. I currently have a Champagne Airflow and an All Seasons and I adore them both, but one can't have too many carriers, especially when they come looking the Brilliance Embossed (pictured above).

Smart Bottoms! I am pretty sure this is one of the brands I see talked about most in our fluffy group so most of you will be thrilled to know they have been restocked! Fantastic hipster fox, Lemon Ice, Heinrich, Charlotte, Spicy Tuna (sushi anyone?), and many other prints and colors are available. I have loved my Smart Bottoms and plan to add more to my stash because they are absorbent, slim, and are soft on my son's legs where some brands just rub too much causing irritation. I recently found out I am expecting my second child (so excited!) and I decided to tell my husband by buying a Born Smart Smart Bottoms in the Enchanted print. He was so surprised and I now have my first newborn diaper for my newest sweet little one. Pictured above is the Lemon Ice one size AIO. It even looks refreshing!

Can you have a crush on a brand? Because I think I'm forming one. Taylor's Pure and Natural has so many great products between their BALM! Baby line and their Taylor's naturals that it is easy to find something for the entire family. I have already tried the spray hand sanitizer, I use it all the time including spraying shopping cart handles and door knobs in public places, it smells great and like all of their products I can trust is safe for my family. I also have the Taylor's Pits stick deodorant and keep 'em up spray and so far LOVE them together! I even had my husband smell my pits (weird?) at the end of the day to see how they smelled and he said "mm you smell great!". It's all natural and smells great even at the end of the day? Sounds like a win to me! I also just moved and some clothes, although clean, smelled like they had been packed for awhile so I even used the spray to freshen up a sweatshirt that had been boxed up and with a spritz or two and you never would have guessed. I also have their natural sunscreen, bug spray, and the Be Well Stay Well baby tincture, but I haven't been able to fully test them yet, but I am sure I will be able to report back soon and chances are it'll be more gushing on my part (full blown brand crush happening). Anyway, for those of you that have not tried any or many of their products I strongly encourage you do and while you're at it pamper yourself with their Kona Mocha Mask (pictured above). I have not tried this personally, but I plan to order some with my next order and Ferne tried it in front of all of us on Periscope and even through the screen her skin looked amazing after she rinsed it off so that was enough for me to want to try it. In addition to the face mask we've also stocked more of the tooth powderoil pulling herbal oral rinseBye Bye Teething Hello Sleep teething tincture, and natural deodorants in both the regular pits solid stick and the super sensitive solid sticks. With all of the new items and the items being restocked there is plenty to choose from and lots to try! Shown below is the Tooth Powder.

Buttons has come out with several new prints and colors recently. AdventureButtonsRosebudCoral, and now PICNIC! All of these seem perfect for the warmer months full of gardens, road trips, sunshine, and picnics so you really can't go wrong with one (or any!) of these adorable covers. I use Buttons covers and one of the things I really like about them is that they have some stretch to them, not enough to make getting a good fit difficult, but enough that baby will be comfortable and fit for a long time. The Buttons covers are also really soft compared to some similar styles and that always adds to the comfort of a diaper. Buttons and Best Bottoms are very similar in style which is great because the inserts can be used with either of the covers. I love the Buttons hemp inserts. They are so absorbent and the whole snap in system is so easy! Being able to unsnap one insert and quickly wipe out the cover and snap a clean insert in couldn't get much simpler. And what to do with the dirty insert? Buttons has you covered with their matching Picnic Pail Liner. I could even see using this pail liner as a bag for beach towels or something because it has a drawstring closure and is so cute why not show it off? 

Best Bottoms, like Buttons have a snap in system which allows for quick changes and not needing to change the cover with every change. Best Bottoms is another brand that many not be a new brand to the store, but it is a tried and true brand that has recently been restocked with prints and colors you're sure to love. One of my personal favorite prints the the one shown here, To The Point. And don't forget you can use either the Best Bottom inserts or inserts from Buttons!

Sweet Pea is a brand you are more than likely familiar with. They have bamboo AIOs, bamboo fitteds, one size covers, pail liners, bibs, wet bags, bamboo inserts, and flushable liners. The AIOs and the flushable liners have both been recently restocked, but there are options in the other products too so don't forget to check them out. The flushable liners are great to have on hand for any time you may need to use a cream or ointment that is hard to get out of cloth diapers or maybe if you're either new to cloth diapering or just don't like to have to spray your "dirty" diapers because with the flushable liners you can just pull it off and dump it in the toilet mess and all! 

With all of these great products, new and restocked favorites, I hope you have a chance to take a look around and maybe try something new and if you do, don't forget to review the products you've tried on our site www.kebbiesdiaperbag.com   

Monday, May 16, 2016

Cloth Diaper Leak Proof Fit Rise Setting

Many cloth diapers have what's called a snap down rise. 

Are you snapping up or down? 

Instead of snapping down, snap up the rise setting and tuck. Gussets will tuck in nicely, providing a trim, leak free fit between the legs when you use this tip!

Friday, May 13, 2016

Newest Lillebaby All Seasons Carrier | Amore

The newest addition to the Lillebaby All Seasons line up is this lovely print called Amore that you are sure to fall in love with. Ready to order and will ship mid next week! 

Happy Friday! Coffee, Cloth and Restocking & Release!!

Happy Friday!!!

We are so pumped for all of the Thirsties that just restocked! We are fully stocked on the new Natural AiO both in Hook and Loop and Snap options. We also just restocked their Wet Bags

Buttons Diapers just released their newest seasonal print! This adorable Picnic pattern is now available to pre-order and will ship on the 18th! Be sure to look at the other seasonal prints in stock and ready to ship! 

We have also been dying to tell you about our next exclusive! We will giving you subtle hints at what the new print will look like over the next several weeks before it's release! Here's the first! Stay tuned for more! 

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Friday, May 6, 2016

New In Stock | Balm Baby! & Taylor's Naturals

New to the site today from Balm! Baby & Taylor's Naturals is their amazing PITS! Stick! This stuff is a rock star natural deodorant. We now have it in scents; Earl Gray, Feelin' Woodsy, Grapefruit Vanilla, and So Fresh. If you have tried the jar version, you are going to love the convenience of the stick form. Pair either the jar or stick versions with the Pits Spray Keep It Up and you will be feeling fresh even if you played all day in the sun.  

Speaking of playing in the sun, some of the fun dwindles when you get burned, so protect yourself with Balm! Baby SUN! With proper application you can trust Balm! Baby SUN! for all day protection even for the most sensitive skin types. It is a 30+ SPF protection and will continue protecting you whether in the water or sand, just be sure to apply while skin is nice and dry. And what time do you and your little ones need more sun protection than when you're splishin' 'n splashin'? Well, now your little ones can hit the beach protected and in style with one of the many swim diaper and UV shirt options including Bummis Swimmi Swim Diaper and UV Tees, Blueberry Freestyle Swim Diaper, and Bumkins Swim Diaper.

BALM! Baby | Shue Bug! 2.7 - oz
If you're planning outdoor activities that may not only include harmful UV rays but also bugs BALM! Baby Shue Bug! Balm baby bug spray has you covered. Like all of BALM! Baby products Shue BUG! is made with all natural ingredients so is safe for all ages and doesn't smell like chemicals like so many of those name brand options you find at your local big box stores. Safe for all ages, made with all natural and organic ingredients, and is effective. What more could one ask for?

Thursday, May 5, 2016

May's Customer Appreciation Giveaway | Congrats to the April Winner!

Congratulations to our April Winner of a $10 Store Credit to Kebbie's Diaper Bag

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Happy Cinco de Mayo | Birthday's All Around!

We wanted to send a special shout out to Miss Clover and Miss Rylen that are turning 1 today! 

We continue to wait to hear if Miss Kristy has delivered early this morning, if so a special happy birthday to her first born! 

Did you know that Cinco De Mayo is NOT the Mexican Independence Day, which is actually on September 16. It is actually a celebration of the day that the Mexican Army's unlikely victory over the French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. 

So Happy Victory to General Ignacio Zaragoza! To help celebrate, because you know cloth and war go hand in hand, use CINCO at checkout and receive $5 off your order of $75 or more only at Kebbie's Diaper Bag! Valid today only, 5/5/16. 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

New in Stock | Planet Wise, Imagine, Best Bottoms

Good Naptime All...at least we hope for your sanity!

We have just recently stocked some of the best swaddle blankets on the market. The Imagine Bamboo Swaddle Blankets have been compared against some of the top brands in the industry and have come out a fan favorite! They now are stocked in Flutter, Overboard, Barnyard, Trumptet and Rawr!

Best Bottoms, which is made by the same lovely folks from Planet Wise and Imagine, just released their first Swaddle Blanket as well in Hedgehogs with the same quality and softness you have come to expect from the Imagine Swaddle Blankets.

Also from Imagine the Bamboo Cotton Flats have restocked. These have been our favorite flats since we tried them a few years ago. Once you go flat you won't go back! They are also a great addition to any cloth diaper stash because they are versatile and don't add a lot of bulk.

Planet Wise Window Bags have also restocked in a variety of new prints! These snack bags make the perfect companion while packing lunches or diaper bag snacks. They keep the items fresh until ready to eat and are easy to hand wash and let air dry. You can also machine wash them, we prefer to wash them with kitchen towels.

New to the Wetbags we now have the Lite Planet Wise wetbags in on the go and hanging! These light weight bags are made of a single layer of PUL which make them small and compact when folded. The design creates a water proof seam that keeps moisture and smells trapped in the bag!  The lite versions not only are cute & functional, but couldn't be more affordable!

DiaperOverlord Humor | Happy Humpday!

Sending you humor to get you through your humpday.

-The Diaper Overlord

Absorbency | A Closer Look at Hemp-Cotton

Absorbency is key when finding the perfect diaper for your little one, especially at times of extended wear like car trips, naps and night time. Absorbency does two things: keeps baby feeling dry and keeps all moisture from leaking out of the diaper. We are going to have a closer look at the various fibers used in modern cloth diapers. Today we are exploring the Hemp-Cotton fiber. 

Hemp is an organic fiber that is renewable and doesn't require the use of pesticides because it is a natural deterrent of pests and insects.1 Hemp cotton is a fleece fabric that is soft to the touch and is often a better choice over cotton alone. 

What Makes Hemp-Cotton better than Cotton Alone
  • Hemp-cotton is naturally anti-microbial, anti-mildew/anti-fungal and naturally UV-resistant.1
  • Hemp breathes well and wicks moisture away from the baby better than cotton.1
  • Hemp is also 4 times warmer,  4 times more water-absorbent and has 3 times the tensile strength of cotton.1

Tensile strength is a measurement of the force required to pull something such as rope, wire, or a structural beam to the point where it breaks. The tensile strength of a material is the maximum amount of tensile stress that it can take before breaking.2
Hemp derived products are nontoxic, biodegradable and renewable. Hemp also readily takes on eco-safe plant-based dyes, but is a naturally unbleached cotton color.

Hemp-cotton is more absorbent than cotton alone, you will need less layers to absorb the same amount of liquid. Fewer layers are needed for the same amount of absorbency as cotton, the cloth diaper will be trimmer and fit better under baby's clothing.

Hemp-cotton is a natural fiber, there are natural oils that need to be washed out of the material before it can be fully absorbent. It often take 3 to 4 washes to remove the natural oils. Hemp can be used alone after it has been fully prepped. Hemp is also great to add to any other fiber insert you may have for extra absorbency, often called a doubler. The hemp is best placed behind other fibers, as hemp will absorb the moisture from fibers above it. 

Hemp-cotton is such a sturdy fabric it does not let go of moisture easily, keeping compression leaks to a minimum. It is possible to get a hemp insert fully saturated that it will not absorb anymore. If this is the instance, we recommend adding additional inserts to the diaper. Hemp cotton does take longer to dry than other fibers because of its natural ability to store so much moisture. The use of wool dryer balls can greatly diminsh the time it takes for natural fibers to dry in the dryer.

For optimal wicking of moisture from baby's skin, add a microfleece liner or insert that already has a stay dry material on top of the hemp-cotton insert. This will help baby stay comfortable longer for those extended times they go between changes. 

1 AKAS Textiles & Laminations, Copyright © 2014 by AKAS Tex LLC. Published by AKAS Tex LLC. All rights reserved.

    The American Heritage® Dictionary of Student Science, Second Edition. Copyright © 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

    Tuesday, May 3, 2016

    10% Off Mamma.Rocks Mommy Necklaces

    $500 Giveaway for the Month of May!

    When we celebrate at Kebbie's we celebrate hard! All this month we are offering a giveaway package to help support you MOM! We know you are doing everything in your power to be the best at being the best mom ever, so we have quite the prize package just for you! 

    A Fully Loaded Ju Ju Be Be Prepared in Dream World with a Lillebaby Complete in Space Place, Thirsties Natural AiO, Luludew 3 Pack AiOs, Nixi Silicone Teething Necklace, Lillebaby Doll Carrier and a KDB Rediaper Shirt!

    To enter this amazing giveaway mention TOKIDOKI in your order comments and every $75 spent will earn an entry!

    Offer ends 5/31/16 and the winner will be drawn live on Periscope and Live on Fluff Chat on 6/1!  

    What to expect when you're expecting...your first mei tai, ring sling or woven wrap

    We all know what it's like to anticipate Kebbie's fluff mail. A few hours are spent stalking the mail man, followed by a mad dash back inside to open the goods. You pick up your thoughtfully wrapped package with the telltale sticker, take a whiff- is that a Scarlet's sample I smell?- then proceed with ripping that baby open to reveal the contents. Woo hoo! Your first woven! Time to wrangle the baby into this thing and see how he fits! Right?!

    Pump the breaks, my friend.
    Woven wraps are special and need to be treated as such.  It is very important to prewash your woven wrap or ring sling before wearing in order to prevent damage (such as thread shifting) and also to soften up the material for your squishy little one.  Washing instructions vary by brand and fiber, but in general, most wovens can be machine washed with care.

    Caring for Your Ring Sling or Wrap:

    1. Use a small amount of liquid detergent with no softeners or brighteners. Ecos is a widely available brand, and Kebbie's also carries BumGenius Detergent.

    2. Cover the rings with a sock (white socks are a good choice so there is no bleeding or color transfer).  You can also stick your ring sling in a thin cotton pillow case if you're afraid of your washer being a bully! Wraps can go right into the washer, as is.

    3. Machine wash on gentle cycle in cold or cool water.

    4. Hang dry or tumble dry low. Do not use dryer sheets. Kebbie's Reusa wool dryer balls are a great way to help break in your woven and reduce drying time. Tencel is susceptible to shrinkage (up to 20%), so ensure you don't use much heat if you are machine drying a cotton/tencel blend.

    5. Steam ironing can be helpful for breaking in cotton wovens, but it is not necessary.

    *Tula recommends handwashing when possible; however machine washing is also included in their instructions.

    It's finally dry! Now what?

    Your wrap or ring sling may be several inches shorter than it was before the washing and drying process. Tula allows for the shrinkage by adding length to their woven products.  Tula wovens tend to be fairly soft and easy to work with at this point, so you may find that you don't have to do much to break it in. 

    Honestly, until you've wrapped with a well loved, floppy, buttery soft woven, you won't even notice that yours isn't broken in!  Just think of it as something to look forward to in the future. Like a fine wine, your woven will only improve with age.  If you feel compelled to jump start the process of breaking it in, you can use your wrap as a hammock...in your baby's crib, across the hallway wedged between two doors, or under your kitchen table.  Braiding, washing/drying, and using dryer balls are all good ways to break in a wrap.  The best way of all, however, is to use it! That's right. Grab your little one, stuffed animal, or baby doll and start practicing front and hip carries.  Enjoy your new fluff!