Monday, October 26, 2009

Introducing the BumGenius Flip Diapering System

Brand new item: The Bum Genius Flip Diapering system.

Essentially, this is a one-size fits all cloth diaper cover that comes with an adjustable fleece/microfiber insert. There's no pocket to stuff, and the flip cover will work with other cloth inserts like DSQ prefolds.

And, there's also a disposable Flip insert, which is similar to the gDiapers inserts we used to sell. It's great for travel--toss the insert and reuse the cover. These inserts can also be used with our other velcro or snap covers.

The BumGenius Flip system is available now as a single pack or a day pack. Enjoy--and let us know what you think!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Disney Gets Smart

In the news today, Disney admitted that their Baby Einstein videos don't actually make kids smarter and are offering a refund to anyone who bought one.

This seems a bit obvious, perhaps. Einstein himself didn't watch them when he was a kid, did he?

What does make kids smarter? According to this piece in the NY Times, "Parents and other caregivers teach young children by paying attention and interacting with them naturally and, most of all, by just allowing them to play."

Play. Makes you smart. Huh.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

H1N1 and Seasonal Flu Vaccines contain thimerosal

As concern rises over this year's flu season, we'd like to point out that both the seasonal flu shot and the H1N1 vaccine may contain thimerosal, which is made with the neurotoxin Mercury. The CDC explains:

Will the 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine contain thimerosal?
The 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccines that FDA is licensing (approving) will be manufactured in several formulations. Some will come in multi-dose vials and will contain thimerosal as a preservative. Multi-dose vials of seasonal influenza vaccine also contain thimerosal to prevent potential contamination after the vial is opened.

Some vaccine manufacturers will be producing 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine in single-dose units, which will not require the use of thimerosal as a preservative. In addition, the live-attenuated version of the vaccine, which is administered intranasally (through the nose), is produced in single-units and will not contain thimerosal.

We believe that thimerosal is responsible in whole or in part for causing autism and other diseases linked with the immune system. Whether or not you agree, we would encourage you to ask your doctor whether their flu or H1N1 vaccine contains thimerosal before getting the shot.