Mud Butt Cloth Diapers... ever heard of them?
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I came upon Mud Butts via a close friend of mine. She had been using cloth diapers for her children for a few years, and told me of these wonderful diapers, made by a Work at Home Mom (WAHM) in Minnesota. Her name is Carrie.
When our son was born in November, we were already stocking up cloth diapers to use once we were able. (We were waiting for him to heal up from a circumcision, and we also had a ton of newborn disposable diapers we were given before his birth.) We stocked up on various types: NuBunz, Sweet Doll Baby, Fuzzi Bunz, Thirsties Duo, and Charlie Banana. Of course, seeing as how cloth diapering can be pretty addicting, I was always looking at diapers... and as I said, came upon Mud Butts!
I placed my first order in December (I think). I ordered three diapers. I fell in love with them and ordered three more. My husband exclaimed one night, "It's official, the Mud Butts are my favorite!" so, I took it upon myself to order more.
(The photo to the right up here is one of our newest, I call it "Ninja Butt!" (Our sons nickname is the Little Ninja, and Carrie was so awesome as to make the diaper for us.)
Now, Mud Butt Cloth diapers are winning for the most of one type in our stash. In fact, I sold the NuBunz and Sweet Doll Baby, and packed away the Thirsties Duo as soon as SJ outgrew them to make way for Mud Butts!
(This one, to the left, is another of our newest. It's the M&M Butt! I am in love with this diaper!
Here's what you should know about Mud Butt Cloth Diapers:
- - They come in two types, Pocket and All-in-Two (AI2). A pocket diaper, for those who don't know, is the type you stuff the inside of with an insert. An AI2 diaper is one that has a snap-in insert that attaches to the outer layer of the pocket (still inside the diaper), but also affords the luxury of stuffing an insert inside if you so choose. An AI2 can be used multiple times if it doesn't get too dirty/wet when your child voids, which means less diaper laundry (or less PUL covers used, anyway).
- - They come with two insert choices, Zorb/Microfiber or Bamboo/Microfiber. They are both soft, flexible, and super absorbant. The Bamboo/Microfiber comes prepped and ready to use, which means Carrie has washed it six or so times to get the natural oils out, so you don't have to! Bonus!
- - They come in two sizes , regular, and Mighty (made a bit larger for bigger babies and toddlers).
- - They come in two fabric options, prints and solids.
- - While she offers some "in-stock" diapers, the majority of her diapers are custom orders. That, my friends, is one of my favorite aspects of Mud Butts! This means you get to create your own diapers! You choose the pul (the outer fabric) color or print. You choose the snap colors. You choose the type (Pocket/AI2) and the size (regular/Mighty). You choose the insert type and how many you want. Voila!
- - They're created swiftly! Generally, tis' a two week wait. Sure, that sounds long when you're excited, but they're custom made, remember, and Carrie has two children that she's home with!
- - They're trim. They're not as "fluffy" on the back end as some others, such as Fuzzi Bunz, which is a delight if you're, say, trying to squeeze a fluffy bottom into pants that are a little snug on a cloth diaper.
- - They have a great all-around fit. When I asked my husband what is his favorite thing about Mud Butts, he said "The way they FIT! It's FANTASTIC!" (That's a direct quote, I just asked him.)
- - They're super afforable! For a custom diaper, paying around $20 per diaper is a steal, I'd say!
- - Carrie has excellent customer service. Seriously. She's like, a wizard, in my opinion. She answers all my cloth diaper questions related to the Mud Butts, but also other sorts of cloth diaper questions, such as laundry, soaking, stripping, you name it.
- - Her diapers come with thigh savers. They're little covers for the inside of the snaps that, when your baby grows, end up pressing into their cute little thighs! Normally, I'd feel bad about this, but Carrie saves the day! Snap these on, and no red marks! And, they stay on in the wash. They come complimentary with your diaper.
- - They fit most babies approximately 8-35 pounds. We started using them on Spencer at 9 pounds. The Mighty Mud Butt fits a child 18+ pounds.
- - If you're expecting a baby, she has gift registry option! Woohoo!
- - They are easy to clean poop off of. Seriously, so far, I've noticed that with or without my diaper sprayer, Spencer's poop comes off the AI2 inserts much easier than the inside of any pocket diaper that I've found. That's a total perk if you don't really want to "deal" with the poop so much!
We use the AI2s. We've been able to use them up to three times, if our little guy doesn't poo in them, which is totally slick. And, the change for inserts is fast, so it doesn't take much time at all. I have, for the sake of being able to say I have and review it, used it also as a pocket diaper. It's just trim and wonderful.
Personally, the Zorb inserts are my favorite. I feel like they hold a bit more, and are a little more flexible than the Bamboo, but that might be my imagination. My only complaint with the Bamboo is they seem to take a little bit longer to dry.
I really have nothing negative to say about Mud Butts! I haven't had any real issues with them, though... I had someone at church not know how to change the diaper and somehow, the insert was up my child's back, as I realized when I got home and his back was soaked in pee. But, that's totally nothing wrong with the diaper. Haha.
And... now that you've read all that.... It's....
Yup, that's right. One lucky reader will win a Custom Solid Color Mud Butt Diaper! You choose the PUL color and snap options, the AI2/Pocket, the Zorb/Bamboo insert, and it shows up at your house! YAY!
Here's how to enter:
- Reply to this blog post. (Hopefully, you've read all my babble, but I won't make you take a quiz or anything.) You MUST include your first name, your email address, and the following:
What would you name your creation? Generally, Carrie names hers after foods and desserts. Come up with something scrumptious!
What's is the usual response you hear when you tell people you cloth diaper (or are going to)?
- "Like" Mud Butt Cloth Diapers on facebook. (If you don't like the diapers, why would you want one!? Haha.)
- Note: If you've won a Mud Butt Giveaway contest any time in the last six months, please be curteous and allow others to enter instead! You can still respond and answer the questions, if you'd like. I really have no way of monitoring who has won in the past, so I trust that you'll be honorable.
That's it! One week from today (March 8, 2011, 7:00pm-ish), I will go to random.org and it will select a winner from the entrants. I'll give your information to Carrie, and she'll work on your diaper. That's as easy as it is.
I won't make you "follow" or "like" or "subscribe" to my blog just to enter. Face it, I hate doing that for contests, so why would I make you? Of course, I won't complain if you do because you like reading what I have to say, but it will not get you extra credit entries or anything for the giveaway.