Tuesday, August 13, 2013

How We Can Help You Save $563 This Year?

We came up with a simple calculation as to how much a family can save in a year cloth diapering with Bububibi. Although $165 may seem a lot upfront, you can save up to $563 a year.

Average price of disposable diapers                                                                  $0.20
Average price of cloth diapers

10 diaper changes/ day ($0.20 x 10)

Amount in week ($2 x 7)

Amount in a year ($14 x 52)

10 diaper changes/ day (with 24 diapers in rotation)

Savings in a year

How did we come up with these numbers?

According to Gro-Via, a baby’s diaper should be changed every two to three hours. That is give or take ten diapers a day given that babies sleep longer in the night. Diapers should be washed every two to three days. With 24 diapers in rotation, you will only have to buy three sets of any of our packages. Using the Original Solid  at $54.99 per package, it sums up to $165.

So tell us, what would you do with the $563 that you will save this year?    

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Laynson turned ONE! Thank you so much for all your prayers.

Thank you so much for all your prayers, Laynson turned ONE on April 29th!  After a long road, we finally came home at 5 months and 2 days.  Of course, the rest of the 6+ months wasn't as smooth as we hope for it to be.  We had 6 ER visits and 2 hospitalizations.  It was scary, we thought we lost Laynson but again this fighter is not giving up.

Thank you so much, here is a picture of Laynson in our Bububibi Black Diaper Cover. We shall post more of his birthday pictures shortly.

Washing instructions for the BubuBibi Reusable/ Washable Menstrual Ladies Pads

Sorry, we realize that a lot of the instructions were not sent out, so here it is.  Hopefully it will help others out there who are new to using the Reusable/ Washing Bamboo Menstrual Pads.

Before Use
You can pre-wash the menstrual pads.  Select cold rinse and spin. 

After First Time Use
1. Soak pads in warm water for 2 minutes and then squeezeby hand 3-4 times under warm running water to rinse out blood that's been absorbed through all the layers.

2. Hand wash or machine wash.  If it is machine wash, please do not overload your washer.  Use Hot or Warm water and cold rinse.

3. Optional – Add ½ cup of baking soda to cut down odors.  ½ Cup of vinegar to soften, whitens, sanitize, remove soap residue and deodorize. 

4. Best to hang menstrual pads outside in the sun – Natural sunlight naturally help reduce stains, naturally whiten and also environmental friendly.  If dryer is a used, dry menstrual pad under low heat.

5. Do not use fabric softener.  It will reduce the nursing pad’s absorbency.  Please use vinegar; it is better and using fabric softener. 

6. NEVER use bleach or detergent that contains chlorine bleach.  It will shorten the menstrual pad’s life. 

- When traveling outside, bring a resealable bag to put the pads.  Please do not rinse the pads after use, put it in the bag and rinse and soak after you get home.  If needed, add a little hydrogen peroxide to your soaking tub to help get the blood out.

- The sooner pads are rinsed after they are used, the less staining they will have.  Rinsing results in fever stain.

STAIN TIPS - How do I get ride of stain in my bamboo menstrual pads
- In order to get the stain out, put some lemon juice (fresh or bottle) on to the stained area, hang the pads out in the sun for a few hours.  Scrubbing is not necessary.  Bring the pads back and wash it in the washer or hand wash.  Rinse a couple more times to get the acid (from the lemon) out.  Repeat this steps to reduce the stain. 

Friday, February 22, 2013

What is it like to raise a child with special needs?

Some people has asked me, what is it like to raise a child with special needs?  I didn't know how to answer that question, not until I read an article.

There are a lot of moms out there, a lot of you know what you are going into, having a baby, expect sleepless nights, expect having to deal with crying and whinny baby, expect them to eat solid, expect them to sleep through the night at 4 months, expect them to crawl, then walk but for some of us... we were the same way, we expect to have our baby at full term, for the moms who has more than 1 kid, it's a "been there, done that" deal.  But sometimes, for some of us, you expect to "been there, done that" but without a warning, you've been thrown to a situation where you have never know exist.  When you were pregnant, you were never expecting to have to put your baby on a machine to help him breathe, never expect to see a hole in your baby's throat, never expect that your baby has to eat through tubes, never expect that your baby will never move except for their eyes looking at your, for me, the worst is that I never expect that I have to resuscitate my baby everyday to keep him living.

Some of us refuse to accept the fact, in fact, I myself had a tough time, trying to accept the fact, I hide behind the closet for several months, having to be on anti depression just to get up in the mornings to go to the hospital to see my baby, yet having to deal with 2 other kids at home and then, I was still working from home and dealing with my side business.  I still remember, one day, I really went into my closet, shut off all my lights and started crying and crying for over an hour because, that's where I felt like I was then... in the dark, crying and nobody to help me, asking WHY ME?

Months later, I slowly came out of the dark and realize that life has to go on.  But, when people ask me, what is it like to raise a child with special needs, I really didn't know how to answer them until I read the poem below.  It inspired me and I know that I deal with the mommy and babies business, for those mom who has to go through what I am, as well as those who just started going through and having deal with things that they totally didn't know that if they could or not, please read the poem below and WELCOME TO HOLLAND!

For me... I've been to Italy (2 Healthy Boys) and expected to go to Italy again but ended up in Holland the last time but I love Holland and Holland is where we shall stay, if you don't know what I am talking about, please, you have to read the article below and here is my BEAUTIFUL HOLLAND!

And here is Laynson, REACHING FOR A CURE someday so that not another baby and mommy have to go through what we went through!  CCHS.

Please note that this is not written by me, a mom actually shared this:

I am often asked to describe the experience of raising a child with a disability – to try to help people who have not shared that unique experience to understand it, to imagine how it would feel. It’s like this…

When you’re going to have a baby, it’...s like planning a fabulous vacation trip – to Italy. You buy a bunch of guidebooks and make your wonderful plans. The Coliseum, the Michelangelo David, the gondolas in Venice. You may learn some handy phrases in Italian. It’s all very exciting.

After months of eager anticipation, the day finally arrives. You pack your bags and off you go. Several hours later, the plane lands. The stewardess comes in and says, “Welcome to Holland.”

“Holland?!” you say. “What do you mean, Holland?” I signed up for Italy! I’m supposed to be in Italy. All my life I’ve dreamed of going to Italy.
But there’s been a change in the flight plan. They’ve landed in Holland and there you must stay.

The important thing is that they haven’t taken you to some horrible, disgusting, filthy place, full of pestilence, famine and disease. It’s just a different place.
So you must go out and buy a new guidebook. And you must learn a whole new language. And you will meet a whole new group of people you would never have met.
It’s just a different place. It’s slower paced than Italy, less flashy than Italy. But after you’ve been there for a while and you catch your breath, you look around, and you begin to notice that Holland has windmills, Holland has tulips, Holland even has Rembrandts.
But everyone you know is busy coming and going from Italy, and they’re all bragging about what a wonderful time they had there. And for the rest of your life you will say, “Yes, that’s where I was supposed to go. That’s what I had planned.”

The pain of that will never, ever, go away, because the loss of that dream is a very significant loss.

But if you spend your life mourning the fact that you didn’t get to Italy, you may never be free to enjoy the very special, the very lovely things about Holland.

Written by Emily Perl Kingsley

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Winner of the Samsung Galaxy Tab from BubuBibi!

So, back in October, a few weeks after we finally got home, I have decided to reward my dearest customer with a surprise below:

********** FREE SAMSUNG 7" GALAXY 2 TABLET *************

Dearest Customers & Friends:

AGAIN and again…. I want to THANK YOU all for your prayers and patience as I have been going through such a difficult moment in my life. Laynson has been home for over 3 weeks now, we have challenges as we had to pretty much fight for medications as insurance wouldn’t pay but he needed it. Also, home nursing is a blessing yet a nightmare when we have nurses that sleeps or do weird stuff when we are asleep. Though, I am glad that we are at least home and he gets to see his brothers playing and is more alert now. I know that life will be challenging no matter what but I am glad to be able to go through it with my boys especially Laynson, the fighter.

Anyway… I really wanted to THANK ALL OF YOU regardless of customers who will never return due to my bad customer service during this bad times and also those who has been supporting me over the years, I would like to give away a “Samsung 7” Galaxy 2 Tablet”.

On the first week of December, we randomly picked a winner.  April Fitzsimon was the winner.

Here is her comment:  I love your minky soft pockets. The animal print is to cute and so soft. Plus the hold really well never any leaks!

Here is a cute picture of her baby in our BubuBibi Animal Print Cloth Diapers!

Congrats April!
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