Sunday, May 30, 2010

Mom of the Month

Welcome to our first Mom of the Month! Get to know some of our readers, twitter followers, & facebook fans. We love getting to know you and why wouldn’t everyone else!

Meet Amanda from “popp"ing out one letter at a time. Amanda has answered all of our questions. So you’ll really get to know her!!!

Amanda has 4 sweet little kids & another on the way. Amelya, 5, Breigh, almost 4, Caitlyn, 2,  Dustin, 1, and baby E due in July.

What is your favorite time of day with your kids?
I truly love all day with them. but my most favorite times are when they just want to cuddle with me. and when we do school. homeschooling has been such a blessing to me seeing them 'get' something for the first time. I also love hearing their giggles and conversations when they're playing alone without me.

What is your favorite memory?
My favorite memories are the time I spent at my grandparents house growing up. they watched us instead of us going to daycare and I treasure the time even more since losing my grandma and my grandpa is getting older.

What is one trait you’d like to pass on to your children?
Confidence. I want them to be confident in the calling God has placed on their lives and go with it. and don't let anyone else drag them down. and to not care what 'they' say. to please God first above all other people.

Did you always want to be a mom?
I have always wanted to be a mom. I never pictured myself with more than a 'few' kids though. and for sure NEVER pictured myself as a stay at home mom. that was something that was foreign to me. until I held Amelya in my arms.

Favorite Quick Dinner Tip?
order out. :it doesn't kill you to do that once in awhile. lol. of course my favorite quick dinners always involve
Wildtree! I love their skillet meals the best for a quick dinner!!

Favorite Grocery Tip?
check the price per ounce on the stickers. sometimes it's cheaper to buy the small containers of something instead of the big one. and buy the 'off brand' cereal, it's cheaper, and tastes the same.

Best House Cleaning Tip?
a maid. wouldn't that BE NICE!! do little things at a time. then it doesn't seem so overwhelming. and take the time to play with your kids if they ask. the dishes will {unfortunately} wait for you to get to them. your kids...will keep growing!

Things your children do with their dad’s?
'dad' stuff. :0) they love to help him with his tractor. and pick stones. they also love to play silly and be crazy with him. it's so cool to see that because I didn't have much of that when I was growing up due to my dad working all the time. it blesses my socks off to see my husband as a daddy.

Best Tantrum Busters?
to not allow them. tantrums/fits are NOT allowed in our house. when one starts they are told 'no fits' if they continue we use our form of discipline and the fit stops. it's amazing how two simple words no fits. works wonders!

Best Teething Trick?
I've got nothing for this except Motrin.

Must Have Items?
a baby-wearing carrier. I love the ones I have, and it makes it so easy when I take the kids shopping with me. my husband works crazy hours so it leaves me to do the grocery shopping with the kids. a moby, an ergo, whatever...just get one! :) I also love the boppy. it's not only great for breastfeeding, but for tummy time and for the babies learning to sit up.

The Cloth Diaper Questions:

Favorite type (aio/pocket/fitted) pocket or fitted.
I love them both! AIO's are good when they're not all sewn together. I've gotten a few and sold them because I didn't like how long they took to dry.
wash routine we have two in diapers (and maybe three once the new baby is born in july) so our pail gets full quick. but because we have well over 40 diapers per kid...I'm lazy sometimes. usually I try to wash every 3-5 days. I wash on a cool 'quick' cycle. then do a heavy duty cycle on hot with extra rinse. and one more hot quick cycle.

depending on my mood. we'll use disposables or cloth. but every time I use disposables I realize how much easier cloth ones are.

Any problems?
ADDICTING!! I thought I was 'saving' money by starting cloth.  lol. I know we do save money, but it's so addicting and love seeing all the new and different kinds of diapers out there.

Have you been able to convert your friends?
I have a few friends who came to me asking questions, but I'm not sure if it's because of me they decided to do it. I LOVE telling people who want to hear about it though!

What does your family think of you using?
most are supportive or just don't care either way. or at least have never said anything to my face. I have noticed the drop in help of changing diapers though since switching to cloth. which sort of makes me giggle, because it's the same except you put the diaper in a bag instead of the garbage. we just take it all in stride.

Was your husband on board from the get go?
pretty much. his only request was that it not be some sort of 'trend' thing. like do it for a month and quit. at the time we had three in diapers and to get started for the three it was $400 to start out. so it was an investment. one I've earned back a long time ago!

What does your husband think now? 
it's cool now because he'll tell others at his work about cloth diapers when they talk about having a baby. awwww. I think it's great!

How long have you been Cding?
about a year and a half

Favorite Newborn tip?
none. because I haven't clothed a newborn, but am WAY excited to do so when we have this baby in july.

Favorite Toddler tip? 
snaps. my toddler loves to take off her velcro diapers if she goes to nap with one on. or just make sure the velcro is covered during nap/bedtime.

There you have it! Are you interested in being our Mom of the Month, or want to know more about it? Check out our Facebook Page for more info!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Rump-a-Rooz Winner

Wow! You all rock!! We had such a great turn out for the
Rump-a-Rooz Giveaway! With 1405 entries I didn’t know exactly how to choose. I did and then my computer froze and I didn’t get the number copied before hand. So I sent Jess a quick email asking her to choose a number between 1-1405, here is her response:

There you have it, lucky number 528. Congratulations to June F who said:

It pays to refer your friends!!! June you have 48 hours to respond to my email!

Be sure to enter our
Knickernappies giveaway! We added extra entries for purchases made! So if you’ve made a purchase since we put it up you probably qualify! Get those extra entries in!!!!

Jess & Justin Happy 5th Anniversary!!!!


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Product Spotlight – Knickernappies

Top to Bottom Baby Boutique is proud to announce we’ve added Knickernappies Cloth Diapers & LoopyDo Inserts to the Family. We recently have stocked the Knickernappies OneSize Diaper, Kickernappies Diaper Sprayer, Knickernappies 2G Pocket Diaper, and the LoopyDo Insert!


The Knickernappies OneSize Diaper is the first of its kind: a side-snapping, onesize diaper that comes with TWO inserts made in the USA! (Yes, even our inserts are USA-made!) 

Learn a little more about the owners of Knickernappies:

Our story starts in 2005.  My husband and I were running a brick & mortar bookstore together when we had our first child.  From the very beginning, we fought diaper rash.  I tried everything but nothing helped.  When she was about 7 weeks old, someone online convinced me to try cloth diapers.  With a great deal of skepticism and desperation, I bought two to try. When they arrived in the mail, I was shocked at how soft they were, how easy they were to use, and best of all, how quickly my daughter's persistent rash cleared up.  I went on a shopping spree and bought our very first "stash" of cloth diapers. 
Fast forward a few months.  Our bookstore was not doing well and working very long hours wasn't conducive to being the parents we wanted to be.  Taking our entrepreneurial spirit in a new direction, I opened a small online diaper store.  Over the next year, it grew steadily and we knew our future was in diapers! 

In 2006, we closed our bookstore and bought a new company...a tiny diaper company named Knickernappies.  It came with an excellent reputation and a handful of patterns.  We re-opened in October 2006 and introduced Knickernappies to the world through a small network of retailers.  Over the next several years, we improved on the original patterns, introduced the OneSize diaper, and added lots of accessories.  Our exclusive LoopyDo and SuperDo inserts, created out of our own need for trim, but absorbent, inserts for our daughter, became bestsellers and today are ranked #1 and #2 on Diaper Pin in the insert category. 

Today, my husband Shannon and I work together to bring you the best quality diapers and accessories.  We still work from home, though now we have a custom-built garage that we use as our warehouse.  All of our diapers, inserts, and sewn products are produced right here in Oregon.  In fact, everything that Knickernappies sells is made in the USA!


Welcome to the Family Knickernappies!

Buy It:
Knickernappies OneSize Diapers $18.95
Knickernappies 2G Pocket Diaper $15.95

Win It!!
One lucky Top to Bottom Baby Boutique Blog follower will win a Knickernappies OneSize Diaper.

Mandatory Entry:
Follow our Blog via Google Friend Connect! Also tell us what color you would choose!

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*Contest Ends June 10, 2010 at 11:59 CST*
Open to US & Canada Residents only

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Win a Gift Card

Have you seen this giveaway going on over on Baby Bumble B’s blog?? Katie has a great event going on over there and you should check it out. If you haven't entered our giveaway yet, be sure to enter the other ones she has going on!!!

We’re working with Katie to giveaway a $20.00 gift card to Top to Bottom Baby Boutique. The giveaway ends Friday May 20th, at 11:59pm EST. So hurry and get your entries in while you can! Super low entries!!!!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Naturally Green Expo

I know these are late, but I’ve lost my camera cord for about two weeks so it’s hard to get pictures onto the computer. Since I have a Flash Card it also doesn’t fit into my card reader.

We all had so much fun hanging out on Saturday & Sunday at the Naturally Green Expo in Omaha, at the Civic Center. It was so much fun to meet all the mom’s and dad’s that cloth diaper, as well as spread the news to newly expecting parents.


We had so much space this time! We were able to set up two tables and still have plenty of space to move, and demonstrate.




Sunday, May 16, 2010

Fluff Again Event Updates

We've decided to change things up a bit. I have been trying to figure out the best way to run this event :) I know originally we were going to have everyone have a table and set up their products. The more I think about this, the more that I have decided it might be easier for moms if we break down the diapers by style. What I would like to do is change the format where everyone drops off their diapers, diaper accessories, or babywearing supplies between now and the diaper event (the morning of will be perfectly fine-though if you are waiting until the morning of please email me a complete list of what you will be bringing, along with your asking price, so I can create tags for everything). Please let me know your asking price on the diapers so we can correctly tag them. We will then have all moms check out with us after the event. The price will remain the same for the event, $10, though if you have less than 10 diapers it will be $1 per diaper.

Also, I need to know what you would like done with the diapers at the end of the event. If you would like them discounted in the last hour of the event, please clearly mark that on your price sheet.
If you have any questions please contact me at 960-8409 or email me at I think we have some great products coming and I have heard from lots of moms that they will be attending so it should be a great turn out. If you know any moms who have less than 10 diapers, maybe 1 or 2 that they would like to get rid of please have them email me asap. Also, I have had a lot of requests for babywearing products so if you know anyone who is looking to get rid of any please let us know.

Time, Date and Place remain the same.

Omaha's Fluff Again Event
Day: Saturday 22 May 2010
Time: 10:30 check in for sellers
11:00-1:15 open sale area
Location: Montessori Children's Room
7302 Burt Street
Omaha, NE 68114

Some brands that are already listed include

Fuzzi Bunz OS, Bumwear OS, Happy Hempy Fitted, Bella Bottoms OS, Bummis Super Whisper Wrap, Thirsties Covers, Dream E-ze Organic AIO, Fuzzi Bunz Perfect Size, TKCuddlers AIO, & many more.

We’re getting excited, and are ready to have a fun day with all you local mommies!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Product of the Week

By now you know we at Top to Bottom Baby Boutique love to be able to offer great discounts to our readers through our Product of the Week feature. Did you know that you don’t have to do ANYTHING to get this discount? All you need to do is add it to your cart & the discount is automatic.

The week of May 12th – 19th Knickernappies One Size Diapers are on sale for 10% off.


The Knickernappies One Size Diaper is the first of its kind: a side-snapping, one size diaper that comes with TWO inserts made in the USA! (Yes, even our inserts are USA-made!) 
Now it's also an award-winning diaper!  Winner of the 2009 Best Products Award from iParenting Media!
Knickernappies One Size Diapers have some great features:

  • Four size adjustments to fit your baby best -- Small, Medium Short, Medium, and Large
  • Tested to fit babies from about 8 lbs to 40 lbs
  • Two inserts with every diaper, sizes small & large, and our inserts are Made in the USA!
  • Choose between two top-rated LoopyDo inserts or two microfiber inserts.
  • A scooped tummy panel & topstitching for best fit under chubby baby bellies
  • Buttery-soft, non-pill fleece inner to keep your baby dry and comfortable
  • Elastic on both sides of the pocket opening to hold the insert in place
  • Very gentle Lastin elastic in the leg and waist - no red marks!
  • Lastin elastic is long lasting and can't "go out" like regular elastic
  • Two Year Guarantee on elastic and snaps.

Which Insert Do I Purchase?

1. Microfiber Insert - are absorbent and economical.  Use one for daytime or two for nights and naps.  Three    layers of Microfiber material

2.  LoopyDo Inserts are our most popular inserts.  Combining both hemp and microfiber makes them both absorbent and trim.  Sewn in a loop, so they dry fast, prewashed so they are ready to use after just one wash. 



Ten on Tuesday – Cloth Diaper Must Haves

Most cloth diaper parents know what they like/dislike when it comes to their diaper stash. But how do they vary between people? To give you an idea of our top ten must have items we decided to show you just how different two sets of parents can be. 

Jess & Justin are the owners of Top to Bottom Baby Boutique & use mainly fitted diapers. Amanda & Joel are friends, as well as Amanda being the social media coordinator of TTBBB, who use mainly pocket diapers. See how different our two lists can be! 

Jess & Justin’s Top Ten Must haves:
1.  Duo Wraps from Thirsties *
2.  BRSB fitteds
3.  Rockin Green, Classic rock in Monkey snacks 
4.  The cute little wooden scoop from rockin green
5. Wahmies pail liner *
6. Monkeysnuggles fitteds *
7.  Fluffy Butt wipes
8.  Rump-a-rooz in aplix
9.  Snappis--lots of them because we always lose them
10.  Esbaby AIOs

* are Justin’s Favorites. 

Amanda & Joel’s Top Ten Must haves:
1. Leslie’s Boutique Wet Bags*
2. Rump-a-Rooz in Snaps *
3. Wee Essentials Wipe Cubes
4. Thirsties Duo Diapers
5.Nifty Nappy Woolie Wraps
6. Diaper Sprayer
7.Fluffy Butt Wipes
8. Monkeysnuggles Fitteds*
9. Rockin Green Hard Rock in Fresh Linen
10.Fuzzi Bunz Perfect Sized Diapers*

*When I asked Joel what his favorites were, he replied with “I don’t know. The snap diapers. Oh and you need a wet bag.”

So what is in your Top Ten Cloth Diaper Must haves??? Write up a post come back and let us know where we can read it! We’d love to see everyone’s. After you link back up, see what other’s can’t live without! You might just find something you didn’t know about and now can’t live without! (I did!)

Monday, May 10, 2010

Time for some winners

We’ve had so much fun sponsoring giveaways lately here on our blog. You are all a great bunch of readers!

Winner of the Charlie’s Soap Bundle is


Comment #98 belongs to


Lexi has a blog where she blogs about being frugal in all sorts of ways! You should go check her out.

We also have a winner for the Gro-Baby Diaper:


Comment #37 belongs to


Jesse is new to blogging, but you really should check her out! She’s got a picture of her sweet little boy up on her blog!

Ladies you both have 48 hours to respond to my emails, or I’ll have to choose another winner.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Happy Mother’s Day

To the Mom behind Top to Bottom Baby Boutique 

image Jessica with Cadence age 2 1/2
image Jessica with Zachary age 1 1/2

Jessica is a great mom to two sweet little kids! They’re pretty lucky to have this mama who spoils their bums in pure fluffy goodness!

Leave Jess some love for Mother’s Day!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Product of the Week – Thirsties Duo Diaper

By now you know we at Top to Bottom Baby Boutique love to be able to offer great discounts to our readers through our Product of the Week feature. Did you know that you don’t have to do ANYTHING to get this discount? All you need to do is add it to your cart & the discount is automatic.

For the week of May 5th – May 12th we are featuring the Thirsties Duo Diaper at a 10% discount.


The Thirsties Duo Diaper is a great diaper because it can easily grow with your baby, but at the same time fits them perfectly without being too bulky at one time.  The Thirsties Duo Diaper comes in two sizes to be sure you get the best fit. Size 1 fits from birth to 18 pounds, Size 2 fits from 18 pounds to potty training (around 40 pounds).

Thirsties Duo Diaper’s are easy to stuff diapers that feature a sleeve style pocket, meaning they have openings at the front & back. These diapers are perfect for dads because they don’t have to mess with them after a change.They’re able to just throw them in your wet bag & go because the inserts will wash right out.


I cannot say enough good things about this diaper! They’re great!

Thirsties Duo Diaper’s retail for $18.50 but are on sale this week for $16.65
For every diaper you buy while they’re on sale we’ll give you 50 entries to our Rump-a-Rooz giveaway!

That’s such a great price, you won’t find anywhere else!
Check out Top to Bottom Baby Boutique for even more sales!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

First Annual Fluff Again Event

We’re so excited to announce that we’ve set a date/time/place for the first annual  Omaha’s Fluff Again Event!

Omaha’s Fluff Again Event
Sponsored by:
Top to Bottom Baby Boutique

Saturday May 22, 2010
10:30 Check in for Sellers
11:00 1:15 Open to the public

Montessori Children's Room
7302 Burt Street
Omaha, NE 68114

Open to the Public with Free Admission

There will be a minimum of 10 diapers to be sold & a $10.00 booth fee. If you have less then that, it’s okay! We’ll hook you up with a mom who has less as well. There will be no commission other than the $10.00 fee. So whatever you choose to sell your diapers for is up to you! Check in to sell diapers starts at 10:30am.

Limited amount of space so please
RSVP by May 19, 2010, to be sure we have a spot for you! We’ll need to know in advance how many “booth’s” to set up. (aka tables)

Please email to reserve your table. Please include the number of diapers you intend to sell and types of diapers (for advertisement purposes, does not have to be exact). Each mom is responsible for her own sales.

Unavailable that weekend, but have diapers to sell:
Email us at and we will coordinate you with another mom who is attending.

Want to sell, but you do not have 10 diapers:
Email us anyway!! We will try to match you with another mom to split a table with.

Limited amount of booths so get your spot reserved early!


Blog Makeover & Giveaway

Did you miss us? Probably not, as the blog was only down for a few short hours. But it was down none the less. What do you think? We’ve got a whole new look going on here, and we’re in LOVE!

There are lots of new things going on with the blog. You’ll see we added a few buttons for all of you who LOVE the blog and the boutique. So please feel free to take them and post them to your blogs! There will be extra entries for giveaways for the buttons you have on your blog!

You can also see we added buttons for Facebook, Twitter, RSS feed, as well as Email. Be sure you check out all of those so you can get the best Top to Bottom Baby Boutique experience!

We’d love to give a special shout out to Angie from Strosgirl’s Designs who was so great to work with, and answered all of our questions. She put up with us through all the little changes we made as we got into the design. If you’re in need of a blog makeover check her out! The prices are reasonable as well! You won’t get this kind of service just anywhere! You’ll see her button on the side bar, head on over! Angie was kind enough to offer up a coupon code as well! 20% off any order over $5.00
Use code: ttbbb20 (valid through May 31)

We want you to spread the word about the new design & the fact that Top to Bottom Baby Boutique has a blog!

You all love & want Rump-a-rooz's cloth diapers so let’s give one away in honor of the new blog design!


Here’s the “rules”: Must do the mandatory entry to be considered in this drawing. If you do not complete mandatory, all other entries after it are voided until you do the first entry. Please leave one comment for each entry completed. (So if you get 3 entries for being a follower you must leave 3 separate comments letting us know you follow.) Contest ends Midnight May, 25th.

Let us know what you LOVE about the new blog. Then head over to the
Top to Bottom Baby Boutique website and let us know what you’d like to see changed there.

Extra Entries:

Follow our blog via Google Friend Connect (1 entry)

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Refer a Friend to the giveaway (10 entries per friend)

Update your Facebook Status to include @Top to Bottom Baby Boutique (be sure you include the @ sign because it will link it to our Facebook page!) (1 entry/update, 1 update/day)

Follow us on Twitter (1 entry)

Tweet about this giveaway using:
Love @rumparooz #clothdiapers? is giving one away on their new blog! Check it out: @toptobottombaby
(do NOT shorten URL’s, one tweet per hour, leave link of tweet)

Grab our new button & add it to your blog (5 entries)(be sure to leave us the link where it’s posted at!)

Purchase our current product of the week. 50 Entries per diaper!!!

As stated above contest will end midnight CST May 25th.