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Where to store dirty #clothdiapers via @chgdiapers

When we used disposable diapers, I had diaper pails upstairs and down, and I always made sure to have a clean pail and plenty of diapers & wipes at each changing area. When we switched to cloth, I was antsy to get a similar system set up with cloth. As it turned out, we fell into a different dirty diaper storage system all together.

There are a lot of great options out there, including washable, water resistant liners to use inside a diaper pail or kitchen trash can. Companies like Knickernappies and Fuzzibunz make a “hanging pail” that can go over a door knob. Kanga Care makes a cross between a diaper pail & wet bag, that zips closed and stands on its own when full.

Though I haven’t used one myself, I got to see the GroVia perfect pail at the ABC Kids Expo and I think it’s a fabulous idea! It reminds me of a disposable “diaper stacker.” It has a self closing top, zippered bottom for easy emptying and hangs anywhere.

Since I started my stash with just 3 Bumgenius, (followed by 3 more), I got into the habit of changing pretty much all diapers downstairs where we kept the diapers. It didn’t make sense to bother with a pail since the diapers were always either on my son, in the washer, or drying!

As I gradually built up my stash to the point that I was no longer constantly washing, I bought a pail liner, intending to see if it worked with my old Diaper Dekor pails. By that time, we were so used to just bringing the diapers directly into the laundry room, that I bought a large hanging wet bag and kept it in the laundry room. That method has stuck for 3 1/2 years now, and it’s still working well! My laundry room is just steps away from the kitchen/family room area where I change diapers, as well as the half bath where I clean dirty ones. I have enough diapers now that I do have a small stash upstairs also. Since I only change 1 or 2 upstairs per day (if at all), I just carry the diaper back downstairs with me!

Whatever storage system you decide to use, you still have to figure out where to keep it. Do you store dirties near where you change them (so you can toss & move on), in your bathroom (so you can pitch them in after cleaning them off)? Both? Should you have a pail on each story of your house?

I say, don’t sweat it too much. You can always just use a wet bag until you figure out what would work best for you & your system. Side note, I always pull inserts out of diapers before tossing them in the bag, so I can just dump the whole bag in the washer!

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Maria Moser
Maria is the mother of 3, writing about cloth diapers & going green. You'll often find her juggling her preschooler and typing 1-handed in between sips of cold coffee. Maria works with many companies within the cloth diaper industry and beyond, providing social media management, product development and other services.
111 Comments
  • Rosanne
    March 30, 2013 at 9:28 pm
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    The Sustainablebabyish Happy Little Clouds would go great with the Easter outfit

  • Breanne
    March 30, 2013 at 4:55 pm
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    Lovelace Bumgenius

  • susan smoaks
    March 30, 2013 at 12:23 pm
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    i like the zinnia bumgenius

  • March 29, 2013 at 8:05 pm
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    I’d love to have a ribbet BG diaper.

  • Gaye M
    March 29, 2013 at 6:49 pm
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    The bumGenius! Elemental Organic All-in-One One Size Diaper in Twilight would be lovely for Spring and Easter.

  • Katie K
    March 29, 2013 at 5:02 pm
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    Mirror BG for my little one

  • Lori F-N
    March 28, 2013 at 11:18 pm
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    I actually have no idea what my son will be wearing for Easter. Most likely his pants will cover it, but he will do his yellow diaper

  • Caroline
    March 28, 2013 at 6:01 pm
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    A BG in white or butternut would be perfect 🙂

  • Jennifer N
    March 28, 2013 at 3:11 pm
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    bumgenius 4.0 in Mirror

  • lindsey
    March 28, 2013 at 11:04 am
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    bumgenius in grasshopper

  • Katherine Dixon
    March 27, 2013 at 11:39 pm
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    I’d love to have a FB Elite or BG Elemental, in any pastel color!

  • Stacy
    March 27, 2013 at 3:20 pm
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    Anything yellow!

  • Cabrina
    March 27, 2013 at 3:02 pm
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    Anything purple to match the flowers on my daughters dress!

  • bea
    March 27, 2013 at 12:50 am
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    BG in Lovelace!!

  • Mel
    March 26, 2013 at 2:03 pm
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    Fuzzibunz Elite

  • Sara Parise
    March 26, 2013 at 12:09 pm
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    I would love to try the eco sprouts wash. What does everyone think of it?

  • Brittany Land
    March 25, 2013 at 9:17 pm
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    BG 4.0 in Dazzle

  • March 25, 2013 at 7:24 am
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    Hook and Loop Butternut

  • Jamie
    March 24, 2013 at 5:49 pm
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    I love Tots Bots EasyFit in Cherub, but my little guy is coming after Easter!

  • Hannah Jurgelis
    March 24, 2013 at 4:52 pm
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    We don’t celebrate easter. It is pagan in its roots. Look it up, it’s really called Ishtar by the pagans. And if it had anything to do with Jesus’ resurrection why would it change every year? And what’s with the bunnies and eggs? The bunnies and eggs are centered around easter because the holiday was a celebration of the fertility goddess…. Which is why my husband and I don’t celebrate it in a nutshell.

    Also the only time that easter is mentioned in the KJV Bible is in reference to a pagan king celebrating it, in Acts, before he wanted to kill the apostles which were in prison.

  • Jenn McClearn
    March 24, 2013 at 12:30 pm
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    the new bum genius “Irwin” print LOVE the colors 🙂

  • Lina
    March 22, 2013 at 5:53 pm
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    Kawaii in Blue Dotty!!! :o)

  • lala h
    March 22, 2013 at 5:04 pm
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    anything in pastel colors

  • March 22, 2013 at 1:16 pm
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    I am thinking the moombeam

  • Kara
    March 21, 2013 at 9:34 pm
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    Softbums snowcone

  • Jennifer
    March 21, 2013 at 5:12 pm
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    BG grasshopper

  • Miranda
    March 21, 2013 at 11:44 am
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    Mirror BG

  • Chelsea Preston
    March 21, 2013 at 10:34 am
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    Bg in Matthai

  • Dallas
    March 20, 2013 at 12:07 pm
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    BG in Dazzle or Zinnia, I love the pinks, so girly and spring time

  • Sarah Vincent
    March 20, 2013 at 11:36 am
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    BG Flip in Ribbit

  • March 19, 2013 at 3:22 pm
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    I love the Butternut color on the Bumgenius AIO. Like a pretty flower. 🙂

  • haley
    March 19, 2013 at 11:05 am
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    cant wait to receive my bum genius freetime aio’s!

  • Lori
    March 18, 2013 at 9:49 pm
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    blossom of mirror

  • Elizabeth Banner
    March 16, 2013 at 11:52 pm
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    BG Freetime in Mirror

  • Megan G.
    March 16, 2013 at 9:55 pm
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    Irwin!!!

  • Bianca
    March 16, 2013 at 9:42 pm
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    I think my boy would look cute in the royal purple from Royal Fluff!

  • Megan
    March 16, 2013 at 9:22 pm
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    I’m getting in the new prints from bG just in time for the Easter basket! She’ll definitely be wearing both that day!

  • brandi c
    March 16, 2013 at 9:16 pm
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    A grasshopper bG would be a wonderful addition to my LO’s wardrobe!

  • Kylee
    March 16, 2013 at 9:16 pm
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    I would LOVE the Foxtrot Best Bottoms diaper!

  • Hope
    March 16, 2013 at 9:02 pm
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    I’d lve Thirsties Duo AIO in Scottish Storm.

  • sara d
    March 14, 2013 at 11:48 pm
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    HIs outfit is a very pale blue, so we’ll just go with a white or pale blue BG.

  • flora
    March 14, 2013 at 5:14 pm
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    anything in lovelace or albert!!

  • Kendra
    March 13, 2013 at 9:02 pm
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    Bum genius in Grasshopper !!

  • Lindsay
    March 13, 2013 at 6:30 pm
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    Any cover in spring green (like BG grasshopper) would be perfect for my late-summer Team Green baby…for NEXT Easter!

  • Jen B
    March 13, 2013 at 12:16 pm
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    Bum genius grasshopper is spring-y!

  • rosie
    March 13, 2013 at 3:44 am
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    the bum genius in blossom

  • Sarah Honore
    March 12, 2013 at 8:51 pm
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    A lime green dress and a Blossom diaper for us! Love those bright spring colors!

  • March 12, 2013 at 6:08 pm
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    I think any pastel colored diaper would look great for Easter

  • Katrina
    March 12, 2013 at 2:22 pm
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    Best Bottom Foxtrot

  • Stephanie Larison
    March 12, 2013 at 7:45 am
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    I really like the moonbeam

  • Olivia
    March 12, 2013 at 7:44 am
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    I don’t have a large stash for my son but his guppy green gdiaper would have to be his most spring colored dipe. I love the greens of spring!

  • Lisa Fox
    March 11, 2013 at 5:03 pm
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    My Swaddlebees Capri diaper cover in the Butterflies print. If it still fits (I only have it in size 1). Otherwise, my BG Freetime in Dazzle.

  • mary
    March 11, 2013 at 11:05 am
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    bg lovelace

  • March 10, 2013 at 5:06 pm
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    i like the rose aio by thirsties.

  • Jamie
    March 10, 2013 at 5:34 am
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    The bumGenius 4.0 One-Size Stay-Dry Cloth diaper – dazzle

  • Stephanie O
    March 9, 2013 at 11:03 pm
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    I think ….
    Bumgenius in Albert

  • March 9, 2013 at 10:12 pm
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    I think a Mirror bumGenius would look great for Easter!

  • Hannah Ezinga
    March 9, 2013 at 5:06 pm
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    BGE in blossom!

  • Christina
    March 9, 2013 at 3:16 pm
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    Mirror BG

  • kim burnett
    March 9, 2013 at 1:32 pm
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    thirsties duo aio – rose

  • Jessica O
    March 9, 2013 at 1:09 pm
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    Any pastel pink or purple for my girl would work, I only have bold colors or prints!

  • Bethany McKinley
    March 9, 2013 at 12:52 pm
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    Preppy by Rumparooz!

  • Sarah Mahan
    March 9, 2013 at 12:17 pm
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    Anything, since I’m just starting my stash, but I love Thirsties AIO in blackbird

  • Sara S
    March 9, 2013 at 11:35 am
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    I think the Thirsties Scottish storm would be perfect for my son’s Easter outfit!

  • Dana K
    March 9, 2013 at 9:07 am
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    Any Rar solid would be great!

  • March 9, 2013 at 7:55 am
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    Rumparooz preppy is so cute, but I like all the spring colors!

  • chelsy
    March 9, 2013 at 2:53 am
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    A cow print diaper

  • Amanda Alvarado
    March 9, 2013 at 12:26 am
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    A BG 4.0 in the Ribbit!

  • sharon
    March 8, 2013 at 10:33 pm
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    rumparooz preppy matches my son’s easter outfit

  • March 8, 2013 at 9:15 pm
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    Any diaper that is yellow!

  • Rebecca Rushton
    March 8, 2013 at 8:59 pm
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    BG 4.0 in mirror!

  • Amanda
    March 8, 2013 at 8:29 pm
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    Swaddlebees One Size Simplex in Butterflies! so adorable

  • March 8, 2013 at 8:19 pm
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    i am hoping to get a few applecheeks covers!

  • Caitlin Ebel
    March 8, 2013 at 7:34 pm
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    I haven’t thought about Easter diapers, only because my daughter is close to being potty trained so she won’t be in them by the time Easter rolls around, and my son isn’t due till May 8th…I guess i’ll have to start thinking about next year though!

  • Jessie
    March 8, 2013 at 7:02 pm
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    I’m expecting my first April 25, so I’d have to say newborn cloth diaper!

  • Nicole
    March 8, 2013 at 4:34 pm
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    BG Elemental

  • Miranda
    March 8, 2013 at 4:05 pm
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    Might try a BG in zinnia or thirsties in orchid.

  • Laura
    March 8, 2013 at 3:51 pm
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    My little one will still be in my belly this Easter, but I enjoy bright spring colors over pastels.
    Quick question, are there any cloth diaper people who live in apartments and have diaper pail suggestions? We have laundry in our building, but not in our apartment?

  • Nicole Biddle
    March 8, 2013 at 3:45 pm
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    BG 4.0

  • Sheila McInnis
    March 8, 2013 at 3:40 pm
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    Tots Bots Easy Fit in Nature Girl would be so cute on my little girl this Easter

  • Amy H
    March 8, 2013 at 3:35 pm
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    I’ve never tried ANY cloth diapers before so I guess I’d like to try a BG 4.0?

  • JILL N
    March 8, 2013 at 3:29 pm
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    lovelace print or one of my lavendar diapers

  • March 8, 2013 at 3:03 pm
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    I am not sure. My daughters outfit is yellow. We really like our newborn Rumparoo diaper covers but I don’t think they have one in yellow???

  • Katie S
    March 8, 2013 at 2:48 pm
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    I don’t have an Easter outfit picked out yet, but I’d love the new Elemental in Sassy. I love how rich that color is! So vibrant! I love Mirror also, its gorgeous and beautiful on a boy or a girl!

  • Melissa
    March 8, 2013 at 2:45 pm
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    We don’t celebrate Easter, but the diaper dekor works great for cloth with a pail liner!

  • kimberly pugliese
    March 8, 2013 at 2:37 pm
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    anything bright and colorful!

  • Emily
    March 8, 2013 at 2:33 pm
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    My baby boy is due in just another week and a half so I would have to go with my BM4.0 Mirror for easter!

  • Valerie S
    March 8, 2013 at 2:26 pm
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    A nice bright Moonbeam Flip for my boy – Next Easter since he’s due this summer!

  • Christy G
    March 8, 2013 at 2:24 pm
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    bumgenius elemental!

  • hayley s
    March 8, 2013 at 2:19 pm
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    Any! I barely started my stash, and little guy is due next month!

  • Molly
    March 8, 2013 at 2:11 pm
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    BG in Lovelace or Blossom!

  • Tiffany
    March 8, 2013 at 2:06 pm
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    I have not gotten anything together for Easter yet! I cannot believe it is sneaking up on me so fast. I have to get through 3 kids birthday parties first. But anyone not sure what we will do but sure it will be something by Bumgenius. WE LOVE their diapers!!

  • Katy C.
    March 8, 2013 at 1:45 pm
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    My daughter has an heirloom style pastel Easter dress this year so we’ll probably stick to ivory itti bittis or something like that, but BRIGHT pink Rumparooz (old style) for when the bunny is on his way!

  • SOPHIE
    March 8, 2013 at 1:44 pm
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    I can’t wait for my 24 weeker to get out of the nicu so I can put him in cloth!

  • Rachel
    March 8, 2013 at 1:27 pm
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    Bumgenius in Grasshopper sounds nice and spring-y to me:)

  • karen
    March 8, 2013 at 1:07 pm
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    Fuzzibunz Lavender Daisy has been my favorite for a while. But my new favorite is BG/Flip Grasshopper! Then both my girls can match!

  • lace
    March 8, 2013 at 12:53 pm
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    moonbeam – its the perfect color of a cloudless sky

  • Krystal
    March 8, 2013 at 12:10 pm
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    Our BG butternut diaper should go well with my daughter’s yellow and gray Easter dress.

  • amanda e
    March 8, 2013 at 12:06 pm
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    I’m thinking about getting a grovia cover in the kiwi color for Easter.

  • bonnie r
    March 8, 2013 at 11:59 am
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    my bg in mirror for my princess

  • Amanda Selenke
    March 8, 2013 at 11:50 am
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    Mirror BG or something greenish!

  • ginger g.
    March 8, 2013 at 11:27 am
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    tots bots nature girl is cute!

  • Caitlin
    March 8, 2013 at 10:59 am
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    BG 4.0 in Dazzle!

  • Jen B
    March 8, 2013 at 10:42 am
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    I’d go with BG loveLace

  • courtney k
    March 8, 2013 at 10:25 am
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    thirsties aio blackbird

  • Alexis Bertch
    March 8, 2013 at 10:03 am
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    I would like to try one of the NEW updated Fuzzibunz Elite or a new Thirsties Duo AIO.

  • Julie Ghrist
    March 8, 2013 at 9:57 am
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    thirsties duo aio – rose

  • Amy S
    March 8, 2013 at 9:21 am
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    I think Spring is all about rebirth and renewal, so the perfect time to buy a new diaper to show off. I am going to buy a new BG Elemental once my local store gets them in stock. It is an hour away which makes it hard to pop in to buy a new diaper. I hope to get it by Easter.

  • erin mills
    March 8, 2013 at 9:21 am
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    Man, I really have thought much about our Easter clothing! I will probably make a dress to match her by 4.0 mirror. That is just the prettiest color ever

  • March 8, 2013 at 9:09 am
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    Orchid – Thirsties all in one. 🙂 She isn’t born yet, but should be by Easter. 🙂 I already have an outfit for her.

  • Michelle
    March 8, 2013 at 8:19 am
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    Blossom and Mirror BG 4.0s would be my Easter outfit choices. 🙂

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