Monday, November 26, 2012

Newborn cloth diapering: A peek of our little squishy!

As most of you know our little miss was born on October 11th, 2012, after a few rough months at the end of the pregnancy. She made her debut a few days after being released from hospital bed rest. She arrived healthy and perfect and was born at 7lbs 4oz and 19 1/4" long.


Eliana left the hospital weighing 6lbs 11oz and we started cloth diapering as soon as we were home and the meconium poop was out of her system.

Here is a link to the post on how the newborn diapers are constructed
Above & Below pics: Eliana 1 week old -6lbs 11oz

A breakdown of what I made, prior to her birth, for her newborn stash:

12 newborn AI2/Covers (I had made a mix of snap and aplix closure)
1 newborn pocket with mf insert
12 snap-in bamboo inserts- I grossly underestimated the number of inserts I would need, I was doing laundry DAILY with only 12 inserts.  I have since made her more inserts and I do diaper laundry every 2-3 days. I get a nice rotation of the AI2 covers now and use, on average, 3 different covers each day.

Quick note:
**I have been cloth diapering since my son was born in 2010, however, I was only cloth diapering part time when he was a newborn. I was so overwhelmed, as it was my first time attempting to cloth diaper and I hadn't taken care of a newborn in nearly 10 years. I started to full time cloth diaper my son when he was around 5 or 6 months old.**

Above & below pics: Eliana 12 days old -7lbs 4oz
My recommendation on your starting newborn stash 
(if you are exclusively using AI2's):

Aplix closure for most of your stash- Nice for quick night time changes and if you are cloth diapering for the first time. Last thing you want to do is fully wake up your newborn because you were fighting with the snaps. A little more than half of Eliana's newborn covers are aplix.  

10-12 diapers(24+ if you don't re-use the cover)- I was told that I only needed a few covers, however my little miss is a big pooper. Since Miss E is exclusively breastfed, her poop seems to get every where when I change her.

24 bamboo inserts**- I currently have 24 inserts to switch out during the day.

6-10 bamboo doublers- Eliana is a heavy wetter and I found that I have to add a doubler at night or during a longer car ride.

**These covers will fit over an infant prefold, I had to dig out some of my son's old prefolds and used them with Eliana when I didn't have all the additional inserts made.

Above & below pics: Eliana 4 weeks old- 9lbs

When to transition to "One Size" diapers. 

We started trying out the one size diapers on Eliana around 8lbs 8oz. She was 3 weeks old at the time.

We had the rise snapped down to the lowest setting of the one size diaper and she was able to use it with no issues. Since we have plenty of newborn diapers that fit a little trimmer we are waiting to transition her until she is bigger. However, if you don't mind a bit more bulk in the bum you can rest easy knowing that our one size diapers will fit your little one well before the 10-12lb mark.

Above & below pics: Eliana 4 weeks old-9lbs

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Halloween eco-friendly giveaway hop!

It's been quite a few weeks since I have been able to sew anything. Sewing/designing is my stress relief, so as you could imagine I'm going crazy!

Unfortunately, my shop is still closed for new orders, but I committed to this giveaway and I WILL be back to sewing before this ends...teehee :)

To enter to this giveaway head over to Housewife mama who is hosting this giveaway for me.

Friday, September 7, 2012

New Halloween Designs!

New Halloween embroidery designs are now available! Links to available designs are in the right hand column on the page.

Cute mummy applique
Vampire pumpkin applique
Owl on broom applique
My 1st Halloween applique
Monster applique_2
Eek spider applique

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

New fabrics available!

It's been a little bit since I have added some new fabrics choices. I've been waiting for something to really catch my eye. I have to say that I absolutely love all of these new prints available!

Boy line: 

Myfavoriteship_onwhite Find the narwhal_breeze Apirateslife_white Anchorsaway_blue

Girl line:

mermaidplay_onpink mermaidplay_onblue Find the narwhal_pink Anchorsaway_raspberry


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

New embroidery designs available!

I have added quite a few more designs. Here are some of my favorites!

The link to the available designs can be found on the right hand side of the page.

Birthday girl applique
Birthday Boy applique
Pirate applique alphabet
Apple applique alphabet

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Bobaco Bitty: Newborn AI2 and Pocket diapers

Today I want to give a little more information on our newborn diapers. I'm also excited to announce that in addition to the newborn AI2 we currently offer, now available for purchase is the newborn pocket diaper!

Price for either style newborn diaper is $12. Inserts are included in price.

Features of the newborn diaper:
-fits approx. 5lbs-14lbs.
-hidden PUL, no cover required.
-turned and top stitched.
-cross over snaps/aplix for smaller waists
-adjustable snap down rise.
   Largest rise setting: 14"
      Smallest rise setting: 11"
-cotton velour or minky inner**
-available with snaps or aplix closure.

**please note the pocket diaper will have cotton velour inner and the AI2 will have minky inner unless otherwise requested.**

A side by side of our newborn diaper next to our one size diaper.  













Thursday, July 5, 2012

New embroidery designs added!

Just wanted to post to let you know that I have added a few designs to the available embroideries.
To see all the files please click on the any of the links under the "embroidery designs" category on the right hand side of the page.

Here are a couple of my newest favorites:

Mermaid alpha applique-add $6
 An adorable mermaid applique alphabet, perfect for a personalized shirt or diaper.

gumball machine vinyl applique
 Super cute vinyl gumball machine applique(click here to see the standard applique version without the vinyl)

Lil sister applique

The above design is also available saying "Big Sister" or "Middle Sister"

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Finished Customs

Here are some of my favorites from the past couple of months.

In the right hand column there is now a link to our Flickr album which will show more of the customs that have been completed since Bohemian Baby Couture launched in March of 2011.

elmodiaperpage piratediaperpage boomboxdiaperpage Ihearttoboogiediaperpage owldiaperpage

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Custom ordering: Fabric "Cut" options

When ordering a custom diaper from us, we give you A LOT of options. This post will help explain one of the options you get when ordering a custom diaper, which is fabric cut for the outer portion of your diaper. 

 1. All cotton outer

2. All minky outer 


3. Two-tone outer (half and half) 

Pictures below show the different options for the two-tone cut.

3a. minky back/cotton front 

3b. cotton back/minky front 

3c. minky back/minky front 

3d. cotton back/cotton front 

4. Border cut outer

Options for the border cut are similar to the different options in the two-tone cut. Most popular option for the border cut is a border cut of cotton and the remaining of the diaper in a coordinating minky.

5. multi color outer
There is an $5 additional charge for the multi-color outer