Thursday, May 30, 2013

New AI2 Soakers

With the re-launch I'm announcing a few changes that will be taking place with the diapers. One of the main changes is the design of the AI2 snap in petal style soakers.




Thursday, May 23, 2013

Re-launching Bohemian Baby Couture & Bobaco Bums!

If you follow Facebook you will see that I will be re-launching the company on June 1st, 2013! Following the birth of our baby girl, in January 2013, my husband's company relocated him (and our family) to Montreal, Quebec. With all the changes in our personal life, my business has suffered. Re-launching proved to be a challenge. Many of the companies I used for supplies would not ship to Quebec. After contacting multiple companies and searching locally, I have finally solved that supply issue. The next problem would be to make some changes to the business and to the products I sell.

Here is a breakdown of the changes that will be made in the business;

1. The increase in fabric costs will be causing a slight increase in pricing on all items

2. I will no longer be making the pocket diaper available for sale. I will only be selling the AI2 one size or the AI2 newborn diapers.

3. Customizing diapers is no longer available to customers in the U.S. Customers in the U.S. will still be able to purchase items from me, but it will have to be from items that are in stock in the ETSY store.

4. Diapers will no longer be available for purchase on Hyena Cart. I will be moving all products to ETSY. Instead of having the two storefronts, I have found that it will be easier having all the items in one place.

5. I have made changes to the fabrics available in the AI2 diaper and to the AI2 soakers. A post will be made tomorrow regarding the soaker change and on Monday regarding the AI2 fabric changes.

Thank you all for your patience and understanding while our family made such a HUGE transition!

 photo kiddos_zps0406f9c7.jpg The Ellis crew!

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