Have you heard of Fluff Bling? It’s a cloth diaper accessory, more for fun than necessity. It’s a sturdy decorative snap that can be attached to standard cloth diapers to dress them up, for your little one’s sake really.
They’re like an embroidered patch but stiff, not hard, but certainly not floppy. They won’t fit inside your little ones throat and pose no known choking hazard. Sure, little one can probably take them off, but they can also put them back on. That could be fun.
I purchased some Fluff Bling for a few reasons. Did I need them? Not really but I bought some. Want to know why?
First, I am curious about anything and everything cloth diaper related and ideally I’d love to see everything in person. I wanted to see for myself how these new decorations for your diapers look and feel and how they work. For $3.45 each I wasn’t going to NOT get a couple of these.
Second, I believe in supporting small businesses and especially mom owned businesses. I remember what it was like to be a new retailer/small business owner and how exciting it was to get an order through my website and it delights me to no end, to be able to put a little smile on a business owners face by placing an order with them.
Third, Fluff Bling was invented by a mom. It’s important to recognize that a mom sat down and designed this product, probably at her kitchen table. From a simple sketch to hiring a manufacturer to make a prototype, to seeing it through and ordering the actual inventory and packaging, it was a labor of love. I don’t care whether you’ve invented a glow in the dark chip clip or a chewing gum flavor saver, if you’re an inventor, an entrepreneur like me and if I can tell you poured your heart and soul into an idea you had, I’m going to support you if I can afford to, even if it means spending a couple bucks on a product that I can’t use or don’t need.
So am I lecturing you? Sort of. Am I telling you that Fluff Bling is useless and no one needs to buy them for any other reason than to support a mom? No.
Fluff Bling does have practical applications. I think that for everyone, snapping these on to your diapers might not float your boat, there are many other uses for them. If you’re knee deep in the cloth diapering community like I am then you know that the snaps used for cloth diapers are used for many other things as well. Sewing WAHM’s on Etsy, Hyena Cart, Diaperswappers and more all use these standard snaps to make everything from children’s clothing to backpacks, soft soled shoes to baby blankets. Where ever there’s a snap there’s a place to use Fluff Bling. Add a snap to your child’s shirt pocket and they can wear a different patch each time or change them out on their own.
My point is to think about the big picture before passing judgment on any product or idea. Don’t have anything nice to say…well you know how that saying goes.