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October 28, 2011

Comfy Bummy - Review & Giveaway

Welcome to Comfy Bummy - a super cute and super resourceful store nestled in downtown Naperville, IL! I was really excited to have an "excuse" to visit Comfy Bummy! It's a cute little store that is big on customer service. All of the staff that I have worked with have been very friendly and very knowledgeable!

(A view looking into the store after just stepping in the door)

The store itself is adorable! There are all sorts of nooks and crannies in which to find unique products for moms and babies. They carry everything needed to successfully cloth diaper your baby, as well as boutique gift items for mom and baby. Babywearing items? They have them! Swaddling products? You bet! Everything is well organized! Check out these laundry items - how cute is it that they are all together on shelves with "laundry" written above them? I love all of the thought and details shown throughout the store!

Another neat thing at Comfy Bummy are all of the handwritten signs seen throughout the store. They advertise the prices of the products and the classes/events that are upcoming. Comfy Bummy currently offers a Cloth Diapering 101 class, a Daddy Diapering class, and a Mommy Cafe that meets once a month.

They have various events that take place, like this one:

It's a Diaper Swap with a Natural Parenting Panel where you can ask real people real questions! Check it out on their Facebook page for more info! Jen (the marketing manager) talked so passionately about all of the different classes they are going to offer once they relocate to a larger location: mom and baby yoga, babywearing, baby sign language, nutrition classes, and the list goes on! It wasn't too hard to get excited about it with Jen's enthusiasm! =) At Comfy Bummy they are all about educating EVERYONE on the benefits of natural living.

One really practical feature that they have on hand is their baby model. They have a basket full of diapers that you can touch, investigate, and try on the baby. I LOVE this idea - it's so helpful!

One of their favorite diapers are the Thirsties Duo Diapers. Here they are all neat and organized:

Comfy Bummy was gracious enough to give me a Thirsties Duo Diaper to review! I don't have many girly colors, so I was all over the Orchid color. I don't have many aplix (velcro) closures for my diapers either...I generally trust the longevity of snaps more. However, I've been looking to expand my velcro stash to better suit babysitters and other caregivers (daddy and grandma to be exact).

(a good fit - 10 months and 21 lbs with the smallest setting on the Size 2 Duo)

One of the neatest things about this is that I put the Thirsties Duo Diaper into our rotation without telling my husband that it was there. He changed our daughter one morning and I was thrilled to see her cute, new, purple diaper peeking out the back of her jeans! =) Daddy didn't even need any instructions on this one! Better yet, when you do have a sitter and have them just leave the diaper on the pail for you to take care of (hours later...), you don't have to smell the stink of unstuffing the diaper the next day - just attach the laundry tabs and throw it in the wash (unless of course, you have any poop to rinse off first...) - the inserts agitate out on their own!

I confess I have one small complaint...maybe "concern" is a better word. Sometimes this happens:

I'm always afraid that it will cause a leak if the inside part is not tucked in (by another caregiver) but so far - no issues! My daughter can go quite a while in this diaper before needing it changed. Jen from Comfy Bummy says her son can go all night in it - that sure is a "thirsty" insert! A couple of other great features: wide pocket openings make for easy stuffing, the two sized system truly allows the little babies AND the bigger toddlers to use them, and the colors and prints are great!

(already a little model - ankles crossed on her own! Anyway, cute purple bum!)

This giveaway will close on November 8th, 2001 at 8 pm EST. At that time, a winner will be chosen via random.org and contacted via email. The winner will have 72 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Have fun!!!

Disclaimer: I received a Thirsties Duo Diaper for review. All opinions are truthful and my own. You may have a different experience. Comfy Bummy is sponsoring the giveaway of a Thirsties Duo Diaper.


Boise Wiebers said...

That is a cute store. I wish there was one in my area.

Love{&}Bugs said...

Oh I love that they have the doll you can use to try diapers. Cute idea!
Thanks for the opportunity, I am DYING to try one of these!!!

Madeline said...


Katie S said...

Thank you!