Thursday, February 25, 2010

Tye Dyed Fitteds - a loving pictorial

I am IN LOVE with our LolliDoo(TM) Organic Tye Dye Fitted Innies(TM)

See why below

These diapers are just precious!

Video Review featuring Daddy

This review was unsolicited and frankly, I think it's fantastic. Annie, the mom reviewing, had her husband change and rate a LolliDoo(TM) eco-pocket(TM) on camera.

Take a look

Monday, February 22, 2010

How Much Money Do You Save With LolliDoo(TM)?

I thought it would be helpful to take a look at the most inexpensive disposable diapers and compare them with LolliDoo. Below is a chart of the results. Please note that Pure & Simple is still in production and hasn't been launched yet. Look for it soon :)

As you can see here, LolliDooDiapers SAVE MONEY. Lots of money.

  • Pure & Simple is a diapering kit that provides you with a lifetime supply of diapers saving you over $534 just in the first year and over $1000 in two years.
  • Award winning LolliDoo eco-pockets have a bit of a bigger price tag and still save you close to $200 in the first year and almost $800 in the second year.
  • Our Innies and Outties will save you $260 in the first year and almost $900 by the time your baby is two.
  • A family diapering a baby in disposable diapers from a big box store spends roughly $600 a year. One box of diapers contains 120-180 diapers depending on the size of your baby and each box retails for $49.99.

Do the math folks.

Not only does LolliDoosave you money but it's the greenest and most comfortable diaper available.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Wildflower Diapers

On Wednesday I got a chance to go visit Wildflower Diapers in Scottsdale, AZ.


I walked in and Ana, one of the employees, was nursing her toddler while moms were shopping. I immediately fell in love with the place. Both employees working that day had toddlers with them. What a wonderful place to work.

My intention was to meet with the owner, Shannon. However, her baby decided to make an appearance so she was at home birthing.

The store was FANTASTIC. Shannon had shelves of diapers in every shape and style (hopefully LolliDoo(TM) will be joining the ranks soon). Melissa and I got to touch and play with all sorts of diapers that we had never seen before. When we were developing LolliDoo(TM) we stayed clear of all other diapers in order to create a unique product that didn't resemble others on the market.

Melissa and I had a hard time pulling ourselves away from the store. Between the mom-friendly environment and the oodles of diapers, natural toys and wraps to play with, we were in heaven. The manager TaiLeah was extremely patient with us as we explored and introduced her to the rest of the LolliDoo(TM) line. She has been using an eco-pocket(TM) on her son for overnights. YEA!

Regardless of whether or not they carry LolliDoo(TM), Wildflower Diapers is an amazing place. I adore that the employees bring children to work and breastfeed toddlers while shoppers browse. Wildflower Diapers is my idea of a working mom's heaven.

Go check out their website

Or better yet - go visit:

Retail Showroom Address:

Open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, from 11-6 pm, Saturday 10-5 pm, Sunday 12-4 pm and by appt.

Wildflower Diapers
13901 N. 73rd St. Suite 218
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
(480) 551-4910
(888) 677-3228

Please note they are closed on all major holidays, and for inventory on Jan. 2, 2010.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Customer Service is my TOP priority

If you have leaking - EMAIL ME

If you have size issues - EMAIL ME

In the past ALL issues have been resolved once I've spoken with the folks who thought they had a leak and/or size issue. Typically the leaks are due to using absorbency layers that don't wick properly. That is why we recommend LolliDoo(TM) Organic Absorbency Innies(TM).

If the diaper doesn't "fit" I can tell with a simple snapshot whether the diaper is sized properly or not. One customer has a child who is over 50lbs and wears a size 6 - this child still fits into the Overnight eco-pockets(TM).

Let me talk you through issues. I'm here to help.


Who wants to win a LolliDoo(TM) eco-pocket(TM)?

It's easy - read here for instructions

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Please email me

I got this very nice email today. If you want to share your experiences please email me


I wanted to take a few minutes to tell you my about my diapering
adventures. You see I've been using disposables for almost 4 years. I have all the excuses that everyone uses from smell, to complication, to wasting water, to it's too difficult for my husband, babysitters, daycare providers etc. For the longest time I let this fear of the unknown rule how I diaper and run my household. Afterall I think it was simply fear of the unknown and my fear of not being able to do it right.

Well I was laid off a few months ago as have most my peers.
While going over my household budget and my dwindling savings account I decided to look into cloth diapers once again. I did the math. I have two children using some form of disposable product every day. I needed to find a way to decrease this expense. You see, my children suffer from horrible rashes. So I figured in the cost of rash creams (I have to use up to three on one child).

The cost per month for me you ask? If I buy with coupons or on a
sale and only count one tube of my creams a month I'm at $100.00/month. If I use the expensive diapers that don't cause as much rashing on my children we're looking at $125.00/month.

So by the end of this year I will spend as much as $1500 on
diapers. This is $1500 I don't have.

So I started researching cloth diapers again, the materials used
in cloth diapers as well as researching where they are made. You see we do our best in this household to buy as much as we can with the "made in the USA" stamp. (You won't find a foreign car in our garage).

I heard about LolliDoo diapers last year some time. Even tried to get on the web site to see about purchasing one but the site was not 100%. This time it was up and operational, apparently the diaper was now on the market.

Mine arrived recently and I was a little confused .. . afterall
could something so cute, soft and cuddly really work. Yes your diapers are as soft as a baby's butt. I looked at other cloth diapers but didn't like the "plastic" feel or the thickness. These are thin and lux!

I washed them once (instructions say to do 2-3 times) and you
really need to follow instructions here. The first time was not 100% successful. There were not leaks but the entire diaper felt "humid" after a couple of hours. A friend reminded me that HE washers use a lot less water than typical washers so I washed them a second time with two additional hot water rinse cycles.

The next time I put them on I'm happy to say with only two
cotton washclothes as inserts (my Innies have not arrived) we lasted 9 hours and a big poop with no leaks!

And almost as good - only one day of cloth diapers and my
daughter's diaper rash is almost gone. And I have no cream on her.

So that's my story . . . if after all these years of disposable
diapers I can change to LolliDoos anyone can! As for smell or complications for washing. Well here is something else you may find interesting. The eco-pocket is so dry after use I just toss it in my hamper with my husbands office clothes. He doesn't even notice. The "inserts" I've been using, well I toss those in the bathtub. Seriously I'm having a difficult time telling if my daughter has a poopy one because there isn't a bad smell with these diapers. So I guess that's a complication - no bad smells!

I did get a wet-bag recently and although I don't think I really
need it it is handy.

Thank you for time,

Anne from Denver

Monday, February 8, 2010

Confessions of a 36 year old Bubbe

I know that I never differentiate my biological kids from my step kids but in this case I have to point out that my stepson made me a Bubbe because I am obviously too young to be a grandmother. That being said, my son has been in my life since he was three and I love him like I love my other kids.

My son became a father on 1-1-10 (great birthdate!) and subsequently threw Chuck and I into grand parenthood. I anticipated struggling with the thought of being someone's Bubbe when my youngest child isn't three yet. I thought that I would worry more and enjoy the baby less. I thought Bubbes were old women with schmatas on their heads who baked all day and chased you around with food.

I was wrong.

I have had to come to term with the fact that even though I have strong values regarding child birth and raising a baby - babies can and will grow up to be happy, healthy and well adjusted people without oh, say, breastmilk.

Not that I am advocating the use of formula - I still think it's the devil. But I know that my grandson is well taken care of - just not the way that I would do it.

I am proud of my son, his mother and I taught him well. He's been around babies all his life and he's a natural with his son. When he found out that his girlfriend was pregnant, one of the first things he told her was, "You are breastfeeding". Of course that didn't happen but he tried.
He even asked me for LolliDoo diapers because he is committed to cloth diapering.
He's been working two jobs and doing has best to take care of his new family. He has a long road ahead of him but I have faith in him.

This is my and my grandson when he was three days old with Talia in the background.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Help us get on the Ellen Show

Thanks to Kim Rosas for organizing this!

Catch it on video!

Phase 2 of #operationfluffy @Lollidoo is to compile a fun video of babies dancing in their fluffies, nappies, cloth diapers, whatever you call them!

Please remember to have the diaper very visible. You can even zoom in on the butt for some time if you want.

Video should be 20 seconds or less. I will have lots of submissions so a short clip is easy to work with and easy for you to send out.

The quality should be good, and lighting should be such that the baby and diaper are visible.

Sound doesn't matter. I will mute the BG noise and have a music soundtrack.

Send videos to using

I'd like to have all videos by wednesday of next week so I can begin the task of editing.

The video will be published to YouTube and sent to Ellen.

Let's see those babies shake what their mama gave them!

Kim Rosas

Monday, February 1, 2010

I will NEVER us PayPal again!

I had the worst day today.

I sold some LolliDoo seconds on EBay last week. I patiently waited for the money to clear so that I could transfer it into my business account.

I looked at my account balance today and it was over $700. I quickly transferred $650 into my business PayPal account to pay for the shipping of the diapers we sold.

Fast forward to this afternoon. I looked at my regular bank balance and it was over $200 in the hole. Why? Because PayPal took out $707.86 from my personal bank account.

So I called PayPal and asked them:

Why was I charged $57.86 in bank fees?

Why did you take the money from my personal bank and not my PayPal account as indicated?

Please reverse it.

I got a whole lot of smoke blown up my rear and NO answers. I was nice, I begged, I cried and finally I screamed but they refused to reverse the transfer.

UGH! I am NEVER using PayPal again. I urge you to do the same. I was looking online for solutions and I came across this site: and this one and this one

Apparently I'm not the only one who's been screwed by PayPal.

They did offer me the solution of transferring the funds back from my business account into my personal PayPal account with the caveat that I pay the fees and wait 5 days for the money to clear.


I just logged on and it says:

Welcome, Alison Manes

Last log in February 1, 2010 3:38 PM PST

PayPal balance: $436.05 USD

However, they won't let me touch that money because even though it says I have money - according to my friendly PayPal rep - that means I WILL have money at some point.

My solution was to call my bank and appraise them of the situation. I still have to wait for the transaction to clear but once it does - I am reporting it as fraud.

Sorry about the rant folks but people need to be aware of this.