Sunday, December 14, 2014

Store Grand Opening!

Launching the new website!


There are a few things to learn about the new site! Do you plan on shopping? Start here!

The store will be open to the public for anyone to shop at midnight on December 17th.  The website is an IN-STOCK store at all times. Now that we are no longer using HyenaCart, we will be switching time zones! This is very important. The new time zone for Southern Comfort ~ Fitteds is CST!

Here is how it works:

DIAPERS/UNDIES:

There are no more stocking times (such as everything goes live at 2pm etc.) Everything will always be stocked until the amount I have in stock sells out. 

Each Wednesday I will "stock" new prints, blankets, etc. So Wednesdays will still technically be our same old "stocking days".

Behind the scenes, you will not know how many of each item is available. So you will have to make your purchase before they sell out, because you will not know if they are sold or not! The first person to complete their checkout!

If you are able to check out with your purchase, that means you scored your items and they did not sell out under you.

This process above will mostly only apply to diapers and undies.  You will also notice that all diapers and undies are made to order only. This is so that you can buy the print you want with the exact preferences you need. They will take up to 4 weeks for delivery.

There will be some diapers and undies that are already made and ready to ship. These will be listed under READY TO SHIP DEALS category in the store. They will be mostly in stock regular prints at a steal of a deal.

BLANKETS:

All blankets are ready to ship at all times! They will ship out within 48 hours after purchasing and ship priority.  All blankets are made with organic bamboo velour and I dye them myself. What is stocked is what is available. They will sell out fast, so be sure to snag them as soon as you can because you will not know your competition behind the checkout line.

CLOTHING/ACCESSORIES:

Made to order based on what you need. However, these will ship out within 1-2 weeks

SHIPPING:

Shipping is based on weight and location.

PLEASE KNOW THAT I AM STILL WORKING OUT THE KINKS! It may take several weeks before I have everything straightened out so I appreciate your patience.

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

September Updates

Happy Fall Ya'll!!


The first weekend in September my husband George (CEO) and I took a trip to Las Vegas to attend a 3 Day Real Diaper Industry Association Conference. The RDIA is the trade association for the cloth diapering industry for Artisans like myself. At the conference, we were informed on the most up to date CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) laws and regulations of lead and flammability testing in fabrics for use in children's clothing, namely, cloth diapers. You will be happy to know that Southern Comfort ~ Fitteds products are and will always be sold to you 100% compliant of these laws with certifications.  All products will and do have the required CPSIA information attached to them when consumers receive them. 

Now for the FUN PART!!! I received this SUPER AWESOME goody bag full of baby stuff from the Sponsors of the conference. And I want to give this entire bag away to one very lucky winner!!!



Here are the stipulations:

1. Be a follower of the blog AND leave a comment below telling what your favorite part about todays blog post is
2. "Like" the main facebook post regarding THIS blog post

You can go "like" the post by clicking here

That's it! A random winner will be announced on October 1st and this good bag will be shipped out FREE OF CHARGE, as a thank you from me <3

****LAST 2 DAYS TO ENTER THE 2015 CALENDAR***

There are only 2 days left to enter a photo for next years Calendar. Remember,  everyone who is chosen for the calendar gets a FREE calendar, a chance to win a free diaper and be on the cover. And every ENTRANT receives a free gift automatically. All the details are in the blog post previous to this one.



**A LOOK INTO OCTOBER**

I will only be stocking once a month until the end of the year. Groups will be the main focus, so come join us in the workshop!

OCTOBER
1 - New groups invoiced
3 - Bitty Fluff Stocking 2pm
15 - Main Stocking and New groups invoiced
17 - Bitty Fluff stocking
26 - Blog
29 - New groups invoiced


Important Links:


Instagram:
@southerncomfortfitteds

Pinterest:

Facebook:

BST Group

Workshop:

RDIA:







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Sunday, July 27, 2014

2015 Calendar Contest Time!

2015 SoCo Babies Calendar and New Website Launch Photos
INFORMATION AND RULES




Does your little one have what it takes to be in the next SoCo 2015 Calendar??

TIME FRAME

August 1, 2014- September 30, 2014 at 12pm est. We will be accepting entries for our annual 2015 calendar and the theme will be SoCo Creative Baby! We want to see tons of creativity, brand display and use of props or decorations. Points will be given from our secret panel of judges and prizes will be awarded. Remember the only way to have a chance to win is to enter.

RULES

1. Each member is allowed one entry per child,  so if you have more than one child in a SoCo you may enter more than once or combine them in the same photo. 

2. No early entries OR late entries will be accepted. Photo must have the child “showing off” the SoCo brand. The label on your diaper must clearly be displayed in your photo or your photo will be automatically disqualified. 

3. Photo is to be emailed to SoCoFittedsContest@gmail.com with the subject line “SoCo 2015 Calendar Contest.” 

4. DO NOT post your image/s to the official SoCo face book page or B/S/T wall.

5. Virtually sign a Consent of Release of your image to Southern Comfort ~ Fitteds allowing it to be posted on the official SoCo face book page, HyenaCart shop, IndieCart shop, SoCo B/S/T, SoCo Blog and future use for advertising.  Any image that is not accompanied by a release WILL NOT be included in the contest. 

Consent form is found by clicking HERE

JUDGING

Three secret judges have been previously selected. Each judge will rate each photo and reward points for each category: 

Creativity- up to 30 points-display of colors, lighting, focus, balance
Display of Brand- up to 10 points- easy to see our SoCo Brand
Props- up to 10 points-use of or lack there of
Judges appeal- up to 20 points-sticks in our minds, easy to ‘get the big picture’
***Please note that creativity is top priority and may affect the points awarded in the Judges appeal category***
PRIZES

First Prize - determined solely by judges will win the cover of our 2015 Calendar Contest and awarded a FREE Custom diaper using any in-stock fabric or SYOF. Winner will choose, T&T or serged, size, soaker type (CV or comfort-dri), snap color and inner color. As well as a free calendar.
Second Prize - winner will receive a store credit and will be awarded “Fan Favorite.” Fan Favorite will be chosen by; at close of contest, ALL images submitted will be posted in an album with each photo published with the child’s first name, age and diaper style on the official Southern Comfort ~ Fitteds Facebook page. Each Facebook member is allowed to vote for as many photos as they choose. Dates/Times will be listed on the album for ending votes for Fan Favorite. 
ALL CHOSEN IMAGES WILL BE AWARDED A FREE CALENDAR

CALENDARS

Calendars will be created and produced during the month of October this year. Due to arrive by November and mailed out to winners in time for Christmas. Calendars are heavy duty card stock with a glossy finish and a spiral flip formatting style. There will be Calendars for sale to the general public once they arrive. 

Any questions can be submitted via email to SoCoFittedsContest@gmail.com as well.

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Sunday, June 29, 2014

2014 Summer Updates

Summer time is in FULL SWING!  I hope you are all enjoying swimming, popsicles, movies, camps and vacations! So many of us are super busy with kids this summer. Including a minor slow down for my self. We have a few changes that will hold throughout the summer until school starts back in August. Please take a moment to glance over:

1) Etsy will be in vacation mode. Behind the scenes I will be creating ready to ship accessories as well as some NEW items to re list when it's time to re open.

2) Personal Customs list is closed. All current sign ups will be focused on and completed before re-opening.

3) New groups will be accepted in the workshop. Leaders will be able to sign their groups up via a google form and will be made in order of sign up. Groups will be a main focus this summer.

4) Pre-Orders are on break. We will take a break from BST Exclusives and Stocking Pre-Orders until later.

5) Stockings will be the biggest focus. With new prints, bi weekly, on a regular and consistent basis. Regular stockings every other Wendesday and Bitty Fluff every other Friday, staggered to each other. Stalk Free pass owners will need to be on stand by if you are wanting to turn your pass in directly after previews.

6) Daily Deals will become more frequent. These are random flash sales in the BST of a brand new diaper just made, for steal of a deal! We will try to make these on a more consistent basis.

7) Curveballs will continue to surprise us at stockings. These are off the wall unique prints or appliques, OOAK/HTF that will show up 2 minutes after stocking goes live. Stalk Free passes are not allowed for these.



Once I return from the Real Diaper Industry Association conference in September, I will re-open what has been closed with all of the knowledge I have gained with the rules and regulations of being compliant with child product safety.



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Sunday, May 18, 2014

May 2014 Updates


THE WINNER FROM LAST MONTHS BLOG POST

Rose, if you will contact me via email at the link below to claim you free custom diaper for following the blog! Congratulations!

2 YEAR BIRTHDAY FACELIFT

You will begin to notice a few changes coming up. The store has a new look and feel with updated information. You will soon see a new label on your diapers. New business cards and lots of other goodies coming up. As SoCo grows older and wiser, it also needs to keep up with the times by updating once a year and keeping things fun!

WE HAVE ALSO REACHED THE 3K FAN MILESTONE! SOMETHING FUN WILL BE COMING! STAY TUNED.
  

HYBRID VS. FITTED

On a daily basis, I get the same question: what is the difference between a true fitted and a hybrid diaper? Because Southern Comfort ~ Fitteds will always offer true fitteds at stockings and as custom options, this months post will go into a bit of detail on the differences between the two types of diapers. 

A TRUE FITTED has a hidden layer of heavy organic bamboo fleece.
A HYBRID has a hidden layer of polyester fleece. 

^^ that is the main biological make up of the differences.

Benefits of a true fitted:
  • Absorbs ten times its weight in liquid
  • completes the diaper to be 100% natural and organic
  • increases the value and life expectancy of the diaper with a better fabric quality
Benefits of a hybrid fitted:
  • the polyester fleece repels liquids and pushes wetness back into the soaker
  • the outside of the diaper stays dryer longer
  • less expensive than a true fitted
  • creates a lighter weight diaper

Every cloth diapering mom has her own preference in which type of fitted diaper she prefers. There are some who like both, and don't care either way. Some who will only buy true fitteds and some who will only buy hybrid fitteds.

Here is a quote from a mom who only buys hybrid diapers:

I love my SouthernComfort Hybrid cloth diapers. 
I am one who doesn't like to touch the moisture on the outside of the diaper. Hybrids have a layer of poly-fleece in between the inside and outside layer repelling wetness to go back to the soaker snake system. Because my little 1 year old isn;t drinking as much now, for me, the hybrid is dry most of the day. It can usually hold up to 3-4 potty's before she begins to be wet on the outside of her hybrid. This is strictly my preference.  There are also Fitteds available.
Fitteds are cut into an hour glass shape and they use a layer of bamboo in place of the poly-fleece layer which absorbs the moisture into the shell and making the outside feel wet. They push the wetness away from babies skin and trap the moisture in the cloth diaper shell. 
Both types, do require a cover to stay dryer longer and use for overnight as they both can leak so to speak. Depending on the age of your little one/s, some frequently potty more or less than others so the actual time one can stay in the cloth will vary. 
Sometimes Fitteds stay dry longer depending on the child, while others have better luck with Hybrids. Since their are two layers in the double soaker snake and four layers in the booster now, Hybrids limit leaks by pushing back into the soaker and filling it up until is can not hold anymore moisture. 

And a quote from a mom who only buys true fitteds:

I have a couple of reasons for loving true fitteds so much. The first is absorbency- they tend to last longer without leaks for us. But even better is the fact that they are so gentle on my daughter's sensitive skin. She used to get frequent diaper rashes until I switched her stash to true fitteds. Now her skin is happy and clear! fitteds tend to spread the wet out across the shell, which means that they will feel slightly wet everywhere rather than having all that wet focused on a tiny area.


ETSY UPDATE

The Etsy store has a new product this month. 7.5 by 9 inch double sided organic bamboo baby terry wash cloths. These are super soft and absorbent for babies with sensitive skin during bath time. These are sold in 4 packs for $7.


NILMDS IMPROVEMENT


The Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep (NILMDS) night time diaper will now be made with a touching inner of microfleece rather than cotton velour. All NILMDS at stockings will come standard this way beginning in June. The reason behind this is: because this diaper is worn all night long, baby needs something that is going to keep the skin dry as much as possible to prevent any redness or rashes. This is also because the shell is a hybrid shell, an absorbent fabric, such as cotton velour (which is what is typically placed on the inside lining of the shell) will absorb some of the wetness and has no where to go but leak onto the sheets or baby's skin. With a microfleece touching inner, all wetness will be forced to suck into the the SUPER FLUFFY TRIPLE ABSORBENT night-time soaker system. The microfleece is buttery soft and will feel heavenly against baby's skin helping baby sleep better. 

NEW BST GAME: HASHTAG FRIDAYS 

This game we will play every Friday in the BST group. Post a pic of your baby in any SoCo with the hashtag #socobumfridays and every following Saturday morning a winner will be drawn from the thread and given a stalk free pass to purchase any diaper they wish at future hyenacart stockings.



IMPORTANT LINKS

Main Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/socodiapers

Email
info@southerncomfortfitteds.com
southerncomfortfitteds@yahoo.com

BST group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/222577291197671/

Group Customs Workshop
https://www.facebook.com/groups/665948800098171/

Hyenacart shop
www.southerncomfortfitteds@yahoo.com

Etsy shop
https://www.etsy.com/shop/SoCoFitteds?ref=si_shop

How to wash cloth diapers
http://www.realdiaperassociation.org/wash/







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Monday, April 21, 2014

April Updates and Important Links

Hey Guys!

This weekend is the annual Great Cloth Diaper Change! This year I will be sitting with the Kiwi Baby Shop table in San Antonio, TX GCDC. If you are in the neighborhood, come by and meet me and even grab a diaper! That being said, I am going to be out of town April 25 - 29 on a short family vacation.

This Friday, Southern Comfort ~ Fitteds turns 2!!! I am super excited for this, because we will be doing a fun giveaway once we reach our 3,000 fan milestone. Details will be announced then. We will also be doing another SoCo Babies Calendar Contest as an all inclusive celebration, so keep watch for those details coming up in the next month or two! If you are a follower of the blog, you will be entered into a separate giveaway for a "True Fans" completely free custom. Join this site now! A winner will be chosen and announced during the May blog!

Here are some very important links that we have compiled for your information if you would like to "favorite" these in your bookmarks for future reference:

Great Cloth Diaper Change
http://greatclothdiaperchange.com/

Buy/Sell/Trade/Chat Group on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/222577291197671/

Group Workshop on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/665948800098171/

Dearest Diapers (Retailer)
http://www.dearestdiapers.com/

Kiwi Baby Shop (Retailer)
http://kiwibabyshop.com/

Yocosocositas (Spain Retailer)
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Yocosocositases/117389664988332
http://tienda.yocosocositas.es/

Real Diaper Industry Association (current member)
http://realdiaperindustry.org/

How to wash cloth diapers
http://www.realdiaperassociation.org/wash/


Makayla





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Sunday, March 23, 2014

March 2014 Updates

Hello All SoCo fans <3
Here are March's announcements:


GCDC
This year, I will be attending the GCDC (Great Cloth Diaper Change) in San Antonio. The GCDC is April 26th. If you are new to GCDC, you can learn about it HERE I will not be sponsoring a table, but will be there with one of our retailers Kiwi Baby Shop. I will be there personally "changing" our youngest baby as well as standing alongside the Kiwi Baby Shop table throughout the event.

BITTY FLUFF
In February, we guest vendored with Bitty Fluff on HyenaCart. Shortly after, we were asked to become a permament vendor. We are pleased to announce that we said yes and will be stocking all newborn items with Bitty Fluff every 1st and 3rd Friday at 2pm EST. As of right now, we will not stock newborn items anywhere else.

SIZE 1 FDR
Typically our size 1 diaper does not automatically arrive with FDR installed, unless requested. However, lately, we have noticed that all size 1 diaper orders have requested FDR or are sent back to have them added. In order to lessen any hassle, Size 1 will automatically have FDR pre-installed without request. We only hope that this will make things easier. However, if you order a custom diaper and you wish to not have FDR installed, that will be granted.

ETSY
In the next few weeks, the Etsy store will be stocked with 2 new items:

1. organic bamboo velour/bamboo baby terry wipes
2. organic sherpa/bamboo baby terry prefolds in 3 sizes

Once the items are listed, we will announce it on facebook. Prefolds have been in testing mode for the past year.

SNAP IN PANELS
I am sad to say that snap in panels are about to become a thing of the past. After March, they will no longer be available for purchase or custom ordered. I know many of you enjoy them, so I apologize in advance.

PERSONAL AND GROUP CUSTOMS
Both personal and group customs are now in a 1st and 3rd week of the month rotating order. Each 1st and 3rd Monday of the month, 3 new groups and 4 new personals will be contacted and invoiced, with orders shipping out within the following 2 weeks by the next cluster of invoicing.

Join for group customs HERE
Order personals HERE

A QUICK GLANCE AT APRIL:
4th - Bitty Fluff Stocking 2pm
7th - Customs invoicing
9th - Stocking  9pm (small)
18th - Bitty Fluff Stocking 2pm
21 - Customs invoicing
23 - Stocking 2pm (large)
25 - 2 year Anniversary for Southern Comfort Fitteds
26 - GCDC (attending San Antonio)
27 - April blog post


Reminder that this weeks stocking will be THE EASTER stocking at 9pm Eastern on Wednesday March 26th on HyenaCart.

Be sure to "join this site" and follow the blog for monthly updates!

Makayla











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