Monday, September 30, 2013

What is Mommy-Con?


MommyCon is a boutique style convention dedicated to bringing modern parents and mothers-to-be together. Our focus is on natural and organic parenting methods and timeless tidbits as we journey through parenthood together. Our seminars and workshops include; babywearing, birth, breastfeeding, cloth diapering, car seat safety, natural health and medicine, baby gear, childproofing and so much more! We end our day with amazing giveaways and each attendee gets a gift bag from our sponsors.



SoftBums featured on the front page of MommyCon Website!

Upcoming Events:

  • October 6th 2013: Los Angeles- Los Angeles Convention Center 9-5:30pm

  • October 26th 2013: Kansas City, MO- Overland Park Convention Center 9- 5:30pm

SoftBums is sponsoring these events and will be featured in the Cloth Diaper Resource Area!


Want more information on MommyCon?

Here are some FAQ:
MommyCon Facebook Page:
Twitter: @mommyconusa
Do you want MommyCon to come to your city? Send them an email to telling them you want MommyCon to come to you!
Let us know if your planning on heading to the MommyCon near you or if you did what was your favorite part of it?

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Monday, September 16, 2013

Parenting Football Lingo


Moms are often stereotyped as being football-illiterate. First down? Red zone? Fullback? But in the spirit of the Fall and Football Season starting, here are 16 football terms that have double-meanings in the context of raising kids—meanings that endure well beyond an over-hyped three-hour period on an otherwise useful Sunday afternoon. They also come in handy as great comebacks when your husband thinks your not paying attention to his rambling about the recap on the game or how his fantasy football teams is doing!

#1) First Down!: Parental exclamation after the younger of two siblings goes to sleep.
#2) Running Back: What you do five minutes after you’ve left the house without ample pacifiers.
#3) Halftime: How to settle the issue of getting one free cookie but having two children on the verge of fighting over it.
#4) Good Field Position: A shady picnic spot in the park far from other children and dog poop.
#5) Red Zone: What keeps companies like Earth Mama Angel Baby and CJ's BUTTer in business.
#6) Offensive Line: “MOM, brother hit me!”
#7) Defensive Line: “But, But, she hit me first!”
#8) 30-Second Time-Out: When you run out of time to give a full one.
#9) Instant Replay: What happens when the first restaurant-menu tic-tac-toe game ends in a tie.
#10) Extra Point: The benefit of mechanical pencils over typical #2s.
#11) Pass Protection: In the minivan, when your child tells you the left lane is clear.#backseatdrivers
#12) Tight End: The part of a child’s sock that is hardest to put on.
#13) One-Hand Reception: When you hold a crying kid with one hand and take a call with the other.
#14) Flea-Flicker: The family dog, especially when lounging on your child’s bed.
#15) Turnover: The point at which one child’s allotted water-fountain period ends and another’s begins.
#16) Strong Safety: The moment at which a parent says “Hold my hand! We’re in a parking lot!”

Custom Football SoftBums Diaper - by Maddi's Designs

This article was adapted from the San Diego Family- Superbowl Lingo.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

SoftBums NEW Exclusive Color for Lil Tulips- Moonlight


Introducing SoftBums First Retailer Exclusive Color:


Moonlight is available in either Echo or Omni in Velcro for a limited time only available at Lil Tulips


Where do you hope the next SoftBums Retailer Exclusive diaper will be?

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Friday, September 6, 2013

Golden Diaper Winners!


A month ago, we started a new contest called "I've Got the Golden Diaper" those interested in participating bought an August Calendar Bums "Mia" online or in-store in hopes of finding the "Golden Diaper" a diaper with a mystery back snap!


Congratulations to the Winners:

  1. Jennifer F.
  2. Valerie G.
  3. Allison B.
  4.  Evelyn L.
  5. Laura A.

We also ran a fun video share contest: If they took a video of themselves opening their fluffy mail.

We received 3 videos of hopeful winners. They didn't find the golden diaper, but they did get entered in a drawing for a Bamboo Superpod!

  1. Tiffani S.
  2. Ainee R.
  3. Jessica Y.

The winner of the Fluffy Mail Video Contest is:

#2 Ainee Ramos!


Please contact us at to claim your prize!

Thanks to everyone who participated in our contest and congrats to the winners!!

We had a lot of fun with this contest and we hope to do something like it again!

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Introducing.... September Calendar Bums!



Finger Paint

Finger Paint will be available in Echo Velcro at or any of your favorite SoftBums Retailers


Winner is..

 #821: Katie L.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

The lucky winner was selected at random on Tues, Sept 10th 2013, has been emailed and has 48 hours to claim their prize!

Thanks everyone who told us your favorite thing about this summer below. As always thanks for continuing to participate in our blog and fan giveaways!  
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Monday, September 2, 2013

DIY SoftBums Snap Conversion


Got a Diaper Ditcher? Do you need to convert your hook & loop diapers to snaps???

Here is a easy to follow tutorial:

What you will need:
  • Seam Ripper
  • Scissors
  • Snap pliers and Awl (usually comes with pliers)- you can purchase from or buy the babyville brand from JoAnn's
  • Snaps Kam Snaps Size 20
  • Sewing Machine or sewing needle 100% polyester thread
  • Snap Template: Download one here, or Try this one, or make your own!

Take a big GULP and lets get started!

 Steps 1-4:

  • You want to use your seam ripper to take out the hook and loop.
  • Tip: Try to take out the threads along the hook and loop side or the side with the fleece on the tabs. This way you won't snag the PUL.
  • Also carefully remove the SoftBums tag and set that aside.
Step 5)
  • Seam rip the area in the front of the diaper where the toggle access pocket is. It does not have to be very large, but just enough to get your pliers in there. I made mine a little wider because I was replacing elastic too.
 Step 6)
  • Use your template to lay out your snap placement & mark the spot you want the snaps to be with a washable marker.
  • Tip: Using the awl, pre-poke holes in your paper template then lay your template down on the PUL side of the diaper and using your marker just dot the holes.

Step 7)
  • Get your Snaps ready. Separate the studs (male) and sockets (female) snap parts. The female parts (sockets) are what you will use for the front of the diaper where the landing strip used to be. The male parts (studs) will be for the diaper wing tabs.
  • I like to back my snap heads on the inside of the diaper with scrap PUL.
  • Tip: If your diaper is a light color PUL use a light color fabric to back the snap heads, otherwise it will show through!
 Step 8-9)
  • Use your awl to make a hole where one of your marks are. Only poke the hole through the PUL layer, be careful not to poke through the fleece material.
  • Tip: poke the holes starting from the inside to be sure you only go through the PUL layer.
 Step 10-11)
  • Push the prong of your cap through the awl hole in the PUL from the inside of your diaper.
  • Place your socket over the prong on the outside of the diaper.
  • Center it in your snap pliers and firmly squeeze the pliers closed.
  • Tip: The more centered your snap is between the dies, the better the results.
 Step 12)
  • Complete this for the rest of your marks.

Step 13)
  • Now move onto the tabs. I don't mark my tabs until my sockets are in. Once all of the sockets are in I like to line up my tabs with my sockets and then mark them.You can do this or mark them with the template. Its up to you.  
  • After they are marked I take my awl and make my holes. These go all the way through the tabs (pul and fleece).
 Step 14-15)
  • Make sure you use the stud pieces and not the socket ones or they will not snap.
  • If you want cross over snaps on your diaper, add extra sockets (female snaps) to the topside of your tab.
 Step 16)
  • Sew up the front of your diaper following the old top stitch lines. Makes sure not to sew over the pocket, you want to leave that open to access the toggles!
 Step 17)
  • Sew back on the SoftBums tag on the diaper tab.
 Step 18)
  • Yay! You are done! Now just throw it in the wash and do a quick 15-20 min dry on high heat to seal the PUL around the snaps!

If you want to read more information on how to use snaps and pliers click here: or watch this video:

Thanks Abby W. for submitting this great tutorial with pictures & snap template!

Got questions? email us. Got more tips? Comment below, we'd love to hear them!
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