The Ugly Truth About Cheap Cloth Diapers (Knock-Off Cloth Diapers)

The Ugly Truth About Cheap Cloth Diapers (Knock-Off Cloth Diapers)
Diapers can be expensive.  Disposable diapers aren’t cheap and many families are turning to cloth diapers as the solution.  When a family starts looking at the price of cloth diapers ($10-30 each) they question whether it’s really going to save them money.  It is estimated that the average family can save up to $2,000 per baby by switching to cloth diapers.  Cloth diapers can cost a family anywhere from $50, for the most modest and simplest stash of flats and covers, to upwards of $500 for a complete stash of 24 bumGenius 4.0 pocket diapers and accessories. Almost every day in the Kelly’s Closet Cloth Diaper Support Group on Facebook we hear questions and comments about brands of diapers like Alva, Sunbaby,...

What’s Google+ and How Do I Join?

Social media!  There are so many places to follow us but what if you don't know how to use it?  That's OK - we can teach you!! In December we started experimenting with Google+ hangouts on air.  They are live video chats that give us the opportunity to actually talk with you and show you new products in real life.  We have had so much fun hosting these hangouts that we decided to make them a weekly feature but we know that not everyone is familiar with Google+ (G+) and how to use it. You'll need a Google account to set up your profile if you don't already have one.  Most people have a Google account so that part should be easy. Next, you'll want to find DiaperShops.com and Kelly's Closet on G+.  Here...

Top 3 Best Selling Prefold Diapers of 2013

Prefold cloth diapers are still very popular today.  Often overlooked as "your Grandma's cloth diapers," prefolds can be very functional and a great option for the budget minder customer.  Prefolds come in a variety of sizes to customize the fit and are available in natural fibers.  There are a few differences between the brands but here are some of our best selling prefold diapers of 2013... 1. Thirsties Duo Hemp Prefold - These prefolds are super soft and made of a hemp jersey (55% hemp/45% cotton) knit and made right here in the US.  What makes this prefold so unique is it's  channeled system allows for the diaper to dry much quicker than other prefolds.  Available in 2 sizes (size 1/6-18lbs and size...

Top 3 Best Selling Newborn Diapers of 2013

Continuing our series on the Best Cloth Diapers & Accessories for 2013, we bring you the best newborn diapers!  This is a category that can be a little tricky though since every newborn comes into this wonderful world at a different weight.  Preemies may only weigh a few pounds at birth, while other babies may weigh anywhere from 5-9lbs.  While that doesn't seem like a big difference, it makes a huge difference when it comes to newborn diapers. 1. Lil' Joey's by Rumparooz - These are by far one of the most adorable newborn diapers.  They come in some adorable solids but the prints are just beyond CUTE!  Lil' Joey's come with an umbilical cord snap down front that won't irritate your babies cord....

Top 3 Best Selling Diaper Covers of 2013

 Diaper covers can be much more economical then pocket diapers and all-in-one diapers.  Diaper covers are available in one-size, newborn, and sized options.  Newborn covers are the least expensive route for diapering a newborn since they grow out of these sized diapers the quickest.  Pair a diaper cover with any flat, prefold, or insert (just no microfiber next to baby's skin) and you're ready to go. ...and the Best Selling Diaper Covers are 1. Flip One-Size Diaper Cover - This was one of my personal favorite diaper covers when my daughter was still in diapers.  I loved that the tabs were stretch just like the bumGenius brand diapers (made by the same company).  The Flip diaper covers also have a nice...

Top 3 Best Selling One-Size Diapers of 2013

Did your favorite one-size diaper make the Top 3 Best Selling One-Size Cloth Diapers for 2013?  Parents ask us all the time what our favorite diapers are and we have to agree with what sells best.  These are the diapers that families buy most often and continue to use through potty training.  In order of popularity: 1. bumGenius 4.0 One-Size Pocket Diaper - This is our most popular one-size cloth diaper and has been for a few years.  It has a great price ($17.97 or less if you buy multiples) and fits most babies from birth through potty training. 2. Rumparooz G2 One-Size Pocket Diaper - We almost sold as many Rumparooz pocket diapers this year as we did bumGenius 4.0.  With a higher price tag ($17.95-23.95...

Vote for Kelly’s Closet…please!

We would love to have a few seconds of your time.  We have applied to the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest and if we are selected as the grand prize winner, we will win a $25,000 grant from FedEx.  Seriously, I can't even begin to tell you how excited we would be if we actually won one of the smaller grants ($1000-$5000). What would we spend our grant money on?  Since we are a small business the money could go along way at buying more stock to keep our shelves fully stocked with existing and new products.  We know that there are new product lines you would love for us to expand and that would be our first priority.  After that we would use the money to expand our staff so that we can ship even faster...

Boxing Day Sale – Save 10-20% off select brands at...

  Welcome to our annual Boxing Day Sale! Save 10-20% off select brands on 12/26 & 12/27 only! COUPON CODE REQUIRED!!! Code BOX10: Save 10% off Planet Wise, Best Bottoms, My Swim Baby, Imagine Baby, Rumparooz, EcoPosh, Applecheeks, and Onya Baby products. Code BOX20: Save 20% off select brands.  EXCLUDES bumGenius, Flip, Econobum, Hemp Babies, GroVia, Sloomb, Thirsties, Planet Wise, Best Bottoms, My Swim Baby, Imagine Baby, Rumparooz, EcoPosh, Applecheeks, and Onya Baby products. Excludes the purchase of gift certificates.  Not valid on pending or previous orders.  BOX10 and BOX20 may be used on the same order if applicable.  May not be combined with any other coupon codes/promotions/offers....

Cloth Diapering When Power Goes Out

Brrr....baby it's cold outside!  The winter storm just hit and you have just lost power...now what?  The bad thing about power outages is that you have no idea how long it will be before it comes back on.  It could be later today - it could be next week!  If you cloth diaper, this brings in another hurdle you weren't prepared for.  Most cloth diapering parents don't keep disposables in the house and if the power is out, the roads are usually pretty bad too!  Don't panic, there are a few things that may work for you.... Challenge #1: You run out of clean diapers before the power comes back up! Solution #1: Chances are you are out of hot water too but most people still have water when their power is...

New! One-Size Pocket Diaper from Thirsties

It's finally here!!  The brand new, one-size diaper from Thirsties!  They have taken their retired Duo Pocket Diaper and transformed it into the perfect diaper for your baby. Thirsties has kept many of the loved features of the Duo Diaper for their one-size diaper including their easy to stuff, sleeve style pocket opening.  This pocket has openings on both the front and the back of the diaper so the inserts will agitate out in the wash. The inserts are very similar to the Duo Inserts but they have been resized and an added layer of absorbency has been added.  There are 8 layers of absorbent material in the pair of inserts (3 layers of microfiber terry in the newborn insert and 5 layers of hemp cotton...