Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Bum Genius 4.0’s

If you anyone who uses cloth diaper, (which I’m guessing you are because you’re reading our blog), you KNOW that today was the launch date for the new Bum Genius product. Most of us had anticipated the launch of the new 4.0’s. We were sitting around waiting with all of you.

The biggest news is Bum Genius 4.0 will have SNAPS! Many of you avid  Bum Genius 3.0 users have long said that the only way to make it a better diaper was to add snaps.


There is also a new sizing which will allow for better fit to your baby from Birth to Potty training.


Bum Genius 4.0 will also have replaceable elastic that will be easier to change out in the even that yours goes bad.

They also will be available in 3 new colors as well! We have been told these new colors will be available on all of the Cotton Babies line in the fall. Which includes the Flip, Bum Genius Elemental & Bum Genius AIO.


So we want to know, what do you think? Which do you prefer Snaps or Apilx. If you’d like to pre-order please email us ttbbb@cox.net . We will be getting diapers in on a first come first serve basis!

Let us know in the comments what you think of all the changes!

Friday, June 25, 2010

HUGE Open House Event


Wednesday June, 30
Top to Bottom Baby Boutique
22014 Riverside Dr. Elkhorn 68022

It is finally time to start remodeling our old house! Its time we clear out some of these styles that we won't be carrying anymore before remodeling. There will be HUGE sales lots of products including fitteds, pockets, aio’s, detergents, wipes, accessories. AND everything that isn’t discounted will be discounted 5%.

I cannot believe Jess is going this low on a lot of stock! We want to get new stock in the store and so there are things that are discounted so low you won’t believe them!!! Of course I cannot tell you prices, but I’m telling you they’re EXCELLENT!!

Come out, bring your kids. See the “Before” house, as well as the Diaper Room! We won’t mind if you laugh at the house, because we do!

Kids Welcome! Cash, check, and credit card accepted. Tell all your friends.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Product of the Week

Top to Bottom Baby Boutique has now started carrying Baby Wearing products. This is a slow process, but we want to make sure that we’re getting the Baby Wearing products in that you’d love to see.

Our first baby wearing product is the Moby Wrap. We thought we’d start off with the award winning Moby wrap because it’s the most recognized wrap-style baby carrier on the market. Its simple versatile design makes it suitable for any wearer. Benefits of babywearing are many and with the slightly, but not too stretchy, 100% cotton fabric, there’s no better place for your baby to be.


In honor of Top to Bottom Baby Boutique carrying baby wearing products we’re going to make the Moby wrap products our products of the week. Moby wraps will be on sale this week for 10% off.

Tell us what other Babywearing products would you love to see us carry?

New things around TTBBB

We’ve got lots of new things going on at Top to Bottom Baby Boutique. All of them are meant to keep bringing you all back, as well as to offer you up some great deals!

Top to Bottom Baby Boutique now has a rewards program in place. This program will help all of our regular customers to earn points towards free money to use within the store.

Basically, it works like this:  For every dollar you spend in the store you receive a point.  You can redeem 100 points for a $5 gift certificate to the store.  Once the points are redeemed the gift certificate is automatically taken off your next order.  So, if you want to save the points to buy something big, you need to save your points and not redeem them until you’re ready to use them.   You are unable to redeem your points until you have accumulated 100 points.  After 100, you are able to get $1 for every 20 you redeem, i.e. you receive $6 for 120 points. 

But now you’re asking, well what about all my previous purchases? For you loyal lovers of Top to Bottom Baby Boutique, after your next purchase we will go in and automatically credit your points to your account. If you’ve already spent $100 in the store, we’ll go in and credit your account that many points. You can then choose to use them on the next order, or hold on to them for bigger things.

When you log in to your account you’ll see a place where it says My Rewards. You then will be able to see how many rewards points you have. (after your next purchase for previous accounts)

We’re also going to give you points for referring a friend. You will receive 10 points for each friend you refer to Top to Bottom Baby Boutique. They need to email us with your name  & account email address so we can credit your account.

We think it’s going to be a great hit, if you have any questions feel free to email us! We’ll answer any questions you have!

Just a few other things!

We’re now offering free shipping on orders over $50 all the time. No codes to put in, it just happens. This does exclude all soaps, but we’ve got the shipping for soaps around $4-$6.

We now have Moby Wraps in stock!!!! We’re so excited to launch into baby wearing and to start off with Moby is a great thing! Look for more products to come in the next few months.

There is also a new diaper cream that will be in stock in the next couple weeks, as well as Buddha Bunz, Leslies Boutique Wet Bags, and Super Undies! We’re so excited for all the new products to hit the stores shelves!

Let us know what things you’d love to see in the store! Suggestions for Baby Wearing MUST HAVES? Or things you think we need to carry, as well as anything that would entice you to purchase from TTBBB.

One last thing before we go. As many of you know Jess has taken on a new position within a great company. It’s been a challenge & learning experience which means Jess has decided she can’t give TTBBB the full attention that our customers deserve. Effective Immediately Justin will be assuming the role of “All things Diaper” within Top to Bottom Baby Boutique. He is an amazing resource and is AMAZING at knowing his diaper stuff!

Jess will still be around to answer questions as needed, but don’t be surprised if you get a response back from Justin instead of Jess. Jess will also continue to host all of the diaper events and teach diaper classes in the months to come, but will be less involved in the day to day activities of the business.

In Honor of reaching 400+ Likes on Facebook, 200+ Orders in the store, and Justin’s new role; we’re having a “Our Favorite Daddy Fluff” Picture contest! Post your favorite Daddy cloth/baby wearing picture on our facebook page to be entered to win a nice little diaper package! Contest will run through July 1st with a winner announced July 2nd.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Product of the Week

I’m so excited! Jess decided this week’s Product of the Week would be Rockin Green Hard Rock Laundry detergent!!!! I LOVE this stuff! If you noticed Jess does too. We both have it on our Top 10 Must Have Cloth Diaper items!image

Hard Rock is great for all of your laundry needs where ever you live. If you have hard water, it’s even better. Tough Stains? Try Hard Rock. I love using Hard Rock on all my husband’s work laundry. It gets the stains out every single time!

With our sale you can get Rockin Green Hard Rock for almost the same price as classic rock. What a deal!!

*NOTE* Sale is on OLD scents only, not new scents. Help us make room for the new. Out with the old, in with the new. Have a favorite scent you loved that they no longer make? Get it while we have it. When it’s gone it’s gone!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Knickernappies Winner

I was offline for about a week, and so I’m getting all caught up on the happenings around Top to Bottom Baby Boutique. In the catch-up I almost forgot to draw a winner for the Knickernappies giveaway!

Comment number 10 belongs to Maia.

Maia is a local mom, to two boys!She also blogs about some of their adventures! We’re so excited for her! Congratulations Maia, you have 48 hours to respond to my email, or we’ll have to choose another winner!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Mom of the Month

Welcome to this weeks edition of Mom of the Month! Meet another of our facebook/twitter/blog followers!

Meet Patricia from Mumma Tutu. Patricia has answered a great deal of questions, so we’ll get to know her pretty well!!!


Patricia is mom to two cute kiddos, Xavier age 5, and Addy age 2. Patricia is also very craft and has made quite a few of Addy’s cloth diapers!

What is your favorite time of day with your kids?
10AM-1PM (that is Mommy-time before I go to work. I also like 8pm-10pm that is cuddle time pre-bedtime.

What is your favorite memory?
I guess my favorite memory would be holding my babies for the first time.  I still remember their smell and how soft their skin felt.  My second favorite memory would be the alone time I spent in the hospital with my second child.  It really helped me bond with her. I think not having so many visitors that second time around, gave me a chance to be a mom.  A real mom to my newborn.  Not, a mom I thought I was suppose to be the first time around.  It made me a better mom to both of my children. That alone time I had with my 2nd child made me realize, I should do what "I" feel is right and not what others were telling me was right.  I've lived my life that way every day since!

What is one trait you’d like to pass on to your children?
My ability to make others laugh. I love making people laugh, it's a great icebreaker!

Did you always want to be a mom?
I've wanted to be a Mom ever since I can remember.  I loved having realistic looking dolls as a kid. They were the only dolls I would play with.  I "mothered" them constantly (and I must confess, I played with baby dolls until I was 15. Yah, I know.). I dreamed of being a Mom from such a young age.  I just wish it would have happened sooner and easier for me. Maybe I would have had more!  But, I love my babies and wouldn't have it any other way! I wanted children immediately after I married however, life had other plans. It took 7 years and a host of doctors to conceive my son and then came my daughter.

Must Have Items?
My biggest must have item is a good working, light weight and compact stroller that is comfortable for your little one! I found that in a Maclaren Volo!

And now for the Cloth Diaper Questions!

Handmade Mumma Diaper

Favorite type (aio/pocket/fitted)
I actually have 2 favorite types of diapers and both for different reasons. 

First off, I love prefolds with a cover.  My reasons: Prefolds are quick drying and so much more compact than carrying around tons of AIO or stuffed pockets when going to the zoo or park for the day. Prefolds are also quick drying, a must for me.  I just don't like drying diapers in more than one cycle.  And lastly, when the prefold gets wet/soiled, I can fit much more of them into a small wet bag rather than trying to stuff a couple of complete AIOs or stuffed pockets. Being able to reuse a cover a few times is good too!

Secondly, I love pocket diapers with snaps.  I use pockets with snaps for nap time and nighttime.  My reasons: They are easier to get on and off and are super absorbent. I also like that they are not as bulky and you can customize the absorbency when the situation calls for it.  The biggest plus of a pocket diaper is, without the inserts the diaper can be used as a multi-use cover over a prefold. LOL. Yah, I really like prefolds!

Wash routine?
I wash ever 2 or 3 days.  My stash is rather small but again, I only CD 3/4 of the week.  For my wash routine, I do a cold wash rinse to get all the nasties left behind out.  Next, I do a hot wash with one scoop of Clean B detergent or 2 tbsp of Rockin Green or 2 tbsp of my own home-made detergent (whichever I have available).  Lastly, I do a hot wash/rinse cycle with no detergent and if there is any scent of the detergent, I do one more cold rinse cycle.  I have really soft water so, I have to do extra rinses.  If I don't the smell is HORRIBLE when the diaper gets wet! Also, I might add that 2 of the washes I do also include my kids cloths (after the first cold rinse of course).

I use a variety of wipes.  Mostly, I use disposable wipes.  i started to use cloth wipes but found I liked them better as nose wipers.  I made about a dozen flannel wipes but they were too small to use for messes.  I re-purposed them into re-usable tissues.  Currently, I use a set of Bummis cloth wipes for wet diaper changes.

Any problems?
The only problem I have run into was ammonia smells.  I found out the fix was using less detergent.  With some detergents, less detergent wasn't working.  I found out my area has soft water and requires frequent rinsing.  After adjusting my wash routine, I have not had a stinky diaper or buildup! Yah!

Have you been able to convert your friends?
I have a few friends/coworkers who are having babies soon.  I may have converted a couple of them to at least try gDiapers.  That was my starting diaper that lead me to cloth diapering.  I think because I am not a die-hard cd-er and because I don't use them 100% of the time, others realize they could do the same and save themselves some money. Even if it is only buying 2 less packages of sposies a week.  I hope I've shown them how easy cloth diaper actually is!

What does your family think of you using?
"My" family is all for it.  They even offer to learn to change them.  My husband's family, well, not all of them agree with it.  I think it is funny that most of the older family members (grandma and great grandma) are totally against it.  They used them for ALL their kids yet, they are against it.  I think they see it as a poor persons diapering method.  Great Grandma had no choice but, Grandma had a choice but couldn't afford to use sposies.  I think that is probably why they are not for it.  I don't get it that's for sure! And not to mention, if it was my idea, it can't be any good. LOL! (I secretly love using them at my MIL's because I know it makes her angry. LOL)

Was your husband on board from the get go?
My husband is STILL not on board.  He remarks all the time that he "hates" cloth diapers.  He really has no legit reason for not liking them.  Really, he can't tell me why.  When I ask he says, because I just don't.  Yah, that's not a reason.

What does your husband think now?
He still hates the idea of cloth diapers. I think it's just because it is my idea.  He doesn't seem to see the savings they offer. But, that is because he continues to buy disposables.  Our daycare doesn't allow cloth so we have to buy disposables.  I don't mind really, I just use cloth because I personally like them and I feel it will at least keep some of our footprint off the earth.  Some is better than none, right?

How long have you been Cding?
I've been Cloth diapering my second child Addy, she's almost 2, since she was about 6 or 7 months old.  She is in cloth for about 3/4 of the week in total.  The other quarter, she is a my MIL's, who refuses to do "anything" I do or she is at daycare or with Daddy. All of which use cheap-o disposables. Secretly, I hoped the cheap-os would leak and my MIL and husband would just consent to using cloth! Unfortunately, they have not leaked, "yet"! :(

Favorite Newborn tip?
My favorite tip for a mom with a newborn is forget about the dirty dishes.  They will still be there at nap time and bedtime.  You're better off to wait and do them then! Also, hold you newborn.  It really does make them more independent as they age.  Really, it does.

Favorite Toddler tip?
Let them explore. Unless they can truly get hurt by what they are about to do, just let them explore it.  I'm one for following rules but, if my kids can find a way to climb up a slide other than the stairs while exploring cause and effect, I am all for that (as long as no else is waiting to come down).  As example, I let my daughter climb the stairs to her bedroom all the time. I stay behind her while she climbs. I feel it has helped her learned her limitations.  I no longer worry about her climbing them and falling down because, she knows how far she can go.  She learned that if she is stuck, she can sit down and do one step at a time on her bum.  I think that is pretty valuable. 

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Product of the Week

 Would you love to get your hands on some great wipes? How about getting them at a discount? If you’ve been around our blog or website for a while you already know about our Product of the Week.

For those of you who are new to Top to Bottom Baby Boutique, our Product of the week is a featured product that we sell at a 10% discount. You don’t have to do anything but add them to your cart! What could be easier?

This week we’ve got Bummas Wipes for a great price of $15.26. We do not select certain colors we give them to you all! You choose your color scheme!

Bummas Wipes are a Handy 5” x 7” size and won’t pill shrink or fade. They also come in many color schemes to fit any nursery or gender.

Go ahead and get yours while you can. This deal won’t last long!!!!

*Did you miss our Apple Cheeks deal? We’ve got 2 pre-order spots left. Email us TODAY for details. Offer closes Sunday, June 13, 2010 at midnight CST.*

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Apple Cheeks Pre-Order

Did you all notice we changed the Product of the Week?? We’ve been doing some announcing on our Facebook Page over the last couple weeks about carrying Apple Cheeks diapers. We also were asking for pre-orders initially just through emails.

After much discussion on our part we decided it would be best if we did a pre-order sale so we could be sure we had enough swim diapers as well as covers in stock.


Apple Cheeks diapers come in a vast array of colors, as well as in two size so they fit perfectly from birth to potty training. The swim diaper is new to their line, but it’s just as adorable and great for all the summer splashing!


You cannot tell me that isn’t adorable?!? So go, head on over to the website where you can pre-order Apple Cheeks Diapers now!

I almost forgot to mention, since they’re the Product of the Week, they will be at a 10% discount just like our other Products of the Week. And like past products, you need to do nothing but add them to your cart for them to be discounted!!! You won’t find them this cheap anywhere, and it will be a while before we discount them again! Get your hands on them while you can, because once Friday (June 4th) comes, they’ll go back to full price!

*NOTE: This is a pre-order only. Actual delivery of diapers will vary, we are expecting a 2-4 week delivery time frame. Discount will only be good on pre-orders made through Top to Bottom Baby Boutique’s website and not through any other forms of communication. Pre-orders can only be made on our website and not through any other forms of communication. Pre-order runs Friday May, 29th – Friday June 4th.