Hi, I'm Anne! I specialize in super fun Cloth Diapers and Covers in stylish prints, since April 2003! I'm a member of the Real Diaper Industry Association, and a three-time winner of Diaper Pin's Customer Choice Award.
When I first became a parent, there were a lot of decisions to make. One of those was which kind of diapers to use. After seeing a friend enjoying cloth diapering her baby, I decided on the cloth diaper route too. Back then (1996), cloth diapers mostly meant prefolds and velcro wraps. I felt good about my decision to use cloth for environmental and health reasons and for cost savings, but those early cloth diapers tended to leak a lot. When my second child was born, the internet was beginning to flourish and I went online to connect with other moms like me. I learned some of them were making their own cloth diapers, and since I loved to sew that really excited me. I began making diapers for our own use and eventually started selling and trading them with other moms. I discovered I could make really adorable diapers that worked so much better than the old prefolds and wraps that I had started out with. This made me feel great! I didn't want to give up the fun of making these diapers when the last of my four little ones finally potty learned, so I decided I would continue...and now I've been a cloth diaper artisan-manufacturer for almost 19 years.
During those years I've perfected this line of great-fitting diapers that work so well, and best of all...they're so cute you will really ENJOY diapering! That's what makes my job worthwhile. Knowing that your sweet babies are out there wearing these adorable diapers and feeling comfy in them and making you happy about your diapering choices makes me want to keep doing this forever! It has become my personal mission to make your child's diapering experience happy and comfortable and to make you feel great about this part of parenting. Cloth diapering can and should be FUN!
MORE ABOUT LITTLE BOPPERS PRODUCT STYLES:
What Type of cloth diapering product are you looking for? Little Boppers products are available in two kinds of AI2 (Hidden-PUL or Wind Pro), two kinds of Fitteds (Hybrid or Traditional), and in two kinds of Covers (Hidden-PUL or Wind Pro).
What are AI2s? All-in-Two diapers (aka AI2) are "All" you need, in "2" pieces: the shell and the soaker/insert. The outer shell is waterproof and it functions like a diaper cover. The soaker (also called insert) is the absorbent part that snaps into the inside of the shell. If only the insert becomes wet, you can simply switch out a fresh insert and re-use the shell. Little Boppers AI2s are available in two different styles: Hidden-PUL and Wind Pro. They are basically the same, except for what makes up the water-resistant layer. In the Hidden-PUL version, that layer is polyurethane coated polyester knit (PUL), a commonly used diaper fabric. In the Wind Pro version, that layer is a top-quality technical fleece produced by Polartec that is both breathable and water-resistant. The Hidden-PUL is trimmer fitting. The Wind Pro version is more breathable. Both versions of AI2s have a three-petal bamboo and cotton soaker topped with velour. The One Size option includes a snap-in booster that can function as a small newborn soaker on its own, a belly snap cover, and a fold-down rise. The Sized versions have hidden-belly snaps, so baby feels nothing but smooth fabric against the skin.
What are Fitteds? Fitted diapers look similar to AI2s from the outside, and include two parts (a shell and a snap-in soaker) but they are not waterproof on their own. Normally, a Fitted is used with a separate waterproof Diaper Cover over it. Little Boppers Fitteds are available in two styles: Traditional Fitted and Hybrid Fitted. They are the same, except for what material makes up the hidden body layer between the outer print and the interior velour. In the Traditional Fitted, that hidden body layer is bamboo interlock, an absorbent layer. In the Hybrid Fitted, that hidden body layer is anti-pill polar fleece, a non-absorbent layer that can improve absorbency by helping the pee be distributed throughout the rest of the diaper rather than soaking through the crotch. Both versions of the Fitteds have two-petal bamboo and cotton soakers, topped with velour. The One Size version includes a small snap-in booster than can function as a newborn soaker on its own, a belly snap cover, and a fold-down rise. The Sized versions have hidden-belly snaps, so baby feels nothing but smooth fabric against the skin.
What are Diaper Covers? Diaper Covers are not absorbent on their own. They are water-resistant and intended to be worn over an absorbent diaper of some sort (such as a Fitted, Prefold, or Flat, or an Insert). Little Boppers Diaper Covers are available in two versions: (Hidden-PUL and Wind Pro). They look like the AI2 shells, except there are no snaps on the back (unless you request them) because they do not come with any kind of insert. The only difference between the two styles is what makes the water-resistant layer. In the Hidden-PUL version, that layer is polyurethane coated polyester knit (PUL), a commonly used diaper fabric. In the Wind Pro version, that layer is a top-quality technical fleece produced by Polartec that is both breathable and water-resistant. The Hidden-PUL is trimmer fitting. The Wind Pro version is more breathable. Little Boppers Diaper Covers are a great choice if you already have a stash of prefolds, flats, or fitteds, or inserts from other diapers.