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Ilana is co-owner of AppleCheeks Reusable Diapers and mother to three girls - Azure, Phoenix and Ione. She's also the owner of A Jaded Mama, a blog about mothering, small business ownership and all things green. When she's not busy coming up with new product ideas, working on social media campaigns and co-managing the business, you'll find her babywearing, cloth diapering, co-sleeping, breastfeeding, raising school-aged children and reading.

Amy is the other co-owner of AppleCheeks Reusable Diapers and mom to three boys - Bailey, Davray, Sacha, and to baby DAUGHTER, River. She's a dedicated and very attached parent and just adores the company of her enormous, gorgeous boys. When she's not busy juggling the company finances, talking on the phone with suppliers and trying to talk Ilana down off a cliff, you'll find her very involved in her community activities and enjoying the great outdoors.

Beth is the Social Media Coordinator for AppleCheeks Reusable Diapers. You can find her on @AppleCheeksDipe on Twitter or Instagram or the Facebook page! Beth has a little boy, Mason, who is 4, two girls, Audrey, who is 3 and Hayden who is closing in on 1! When Beth isn't busy figuring out fun for the AppleCheeks Fans or blogging on Me as a Mommy, she is avoiding housework, breastfeeding, trying to find some space on the couch or in her own bed, or chasing after her older kids with Hayden strapped to her back!

Katie is the Events Coordinator {aka Party Girl} for AppleCheeks Reusable Diapers. Katie has a little boy, Austin, who is 4. You may recognize her from Pickled Pink, the beautiful swim diaper named in her honor! When she isn't busy party planning or working, Katie is playing with Austin, hanging out with Beth, or glued to her iPhone texting Ilana & Amy from the shower.

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9:48AM

A Tribute, and a Texting Disaster

The past couple months were filled with 3 more reveals!!! Time to catch up and have all the fun info here so you can access it easily and laugh at our reveal videos ;)

First, we revealed that Swim Diaper color Mojito has been retired. That's the bad news. The good news is that it was replaced by not one, but TWO new colors! Beth and Katie got to be together for the reveal for the first time in a long time. And though there wasn't any reveal video planned.... or even recorded in advance... those two posted a series of videos to liven up the party. Including this one that revealed the new swim diapers.

What nobody told Beth is that "Pop Tart" was as ridiculously named as she thought. It was actually her tribute diaper, and shortly after the video above was posted, iLana hijacked the party Beth was running and posted this video revealing the REAL name.

Just a little while later, we prepared for Spring with the reveals of First Crush and Crazy Love. These Easter-themed tags might just be our favorite yet (although we say that just about each time there's a new tag). With another party and some AMAZING #applecheeksart entries (see the winners here) the AppleCheeks staff had a little mistake thanks to autocorrect and our texting habits.

As if that wasn't enough for this season, we also had a collaboration in the works with Itzy Ritzy! Unfortunately, the timing didn't work out quite as well as we had hoped, and we ended up releasing scarves right as Spring really truly showed up. BUT lucky for our fans, these gorgeous infinity scarves won't ever go out of style. And they are lightweight enough to wear whenever you feel like AppleCheeks-ing your outfit.

 

These scarves are great for everyday use... and our ambassadors and fans have found tons of other uses for them as well. Itzy Ritzy labels them as breastfeeding scarves as they are HUGE once untwisted and opened up - large enough to keep you and your baby covered, but light enough that neither of you get uncomfortable!

 

The fun isn't over yet! We have another party planned for next week where we'll be announcing some behind the scene changes.

9:46AM

Hey Thanks! A Giveaway

 

 

If you haven't heard yet, we've been participating in something the past few weeks called The Make Cloth Mainstream Challenge. For this experiment, we challenged people all over the world to give cloth a try for a few short weeks. Along with a few other amazing brands, we got some big names to ditch disposables and try cloth for the 3 weeks leading up to this weekend's Great Cloth Diaper Change. It has been so fun watching people discover how easy cloth diapering really is over in The Cloth Diaper Experiment Facebook Group. And now, it's time to celebrate! There are giveaways for each brand in the group, but there is ALSO a big huge prize package that you could win! To get all the details on that, check out the Spray Pal blog, or find the album in the Cloth Diaper Experiment group - there are TONS of ways to enter!

3:01PM

MommyCon Schedule

Alternately titled: Where we want to meet YOU!

 

As you may have noticed, we have taken on a pretty aggressive schedule with MommyCon this year. We are so excited to be an official sponsor and to have a presence at ALL of the events!! Come give hugs, get some AppleCheeks tattoos, chat with us, and purchase MommyCon exclusive swim diaper Bee Happy at any (or all?) of the MommyCon events! We've gotten lots of questions from our fans about who will be where, so we thought it might be best to just give you the full schedule! Grab your tickets soon because they have been selling out this year - and quickly!! We seriously enjoy meeting each and every one of you that we have the opportunity to see. Don't forget to snap a picture and tag it #applecheeks!!

Atlanta, GA - March 29 - Amy and Beth

Minneapolis, MN - April 18 - Amy and Retailer Lil' Tulip's

Orlando, FL - May 23 - Amy and Retailer The Green Mommy

Washington, DC - August 22 - iLana and Retailer Figgy Fuzz

Columbus, OH - September 19 - Amy and Retailer Samozrejme

 Anaheim, CA - November 14 - Amy

Seattle, WA - November 21 - Amy and Retailer The Baby Bum

 

p.s. Be sure to be on the lookout on our facebook page. We also have giveaways for tickets for each of these great events!

12:09PM

The Diaper Clutch that Grows.

Every so often we come across products we really love. Elari is one such product. When one Mom was looking around for the perfect diaper wallet she walked away feeling frustrated and without anything that worked. Handy with a sewing machine, she made hereself a cute little wallet and started using it. When friends asked if they could buy one she started to realize she might be onto something. Fast forward a few years, and now you can buy this gorgeous thing:

Very pretty, isn't it? And it holds everything you need for a diaper change with AppleCheeks absolutely beautifully:

 

Each Elari diaper wallet comes with a coordinating change pad that quickly and easily folds up inside. The plastic pouch (great for wipes and spray!) is removable - don't need it, don't carry it!

What makes Elari especially awesome is that it grows with you. Perfect for diapers, but also perfect for a change of clothes for a potty training child, and then as a makeup bag or something else once you no longer need to carry ALL THE THINGS for your child.

This week, one lucky AppleCheeks Fan is going to get their very own Elari clutch!! Just use the entry below to get your name in the hat!

 

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8:52AM

The sizing situation

Though we know you love hearing from us all the time, we love hearing from YOU! If you have something you'd like to blog about for us, please do! Send your post (including pictures) to beth@applecheeks.com and if we feel it's a good fit for the blog, we'll post it here! Erin, one of our ambassadors and long time AppleCheeks fan did just that and we couldn't have shown this better than she does. AppleCheeks fit differently on every child, which is why we suggest watching our perfect fit tutorial here. Making sure you are putting your AppleCheeks onto your child in the recommended way will ensure you get the best fit possible. Enough from us. Here's Erin!

AppleCheeks are awesome, you know why? Because the offer a completely personalized fit on every kid. Approximate weight ranges help predict the appropriate size, but it is honestly so specific to each child, even within a family. It is difficult to predict the perfect fit on any child just by their stats because of body shape and chub distribution.

As an example I give you my kids. 

This Evie at 6 months old, she is 13 lbs and 66cms long. She barely fit into sz 1s for these pictures,  in fact we moved her to sz 2s the very next day because her thighs were no longer contained by a sz 1.


This is William, at 3 months old he is 13lbs and 66 cms long as well. He however still has several snaps to go on his sz 1s and has only gained a single snap (and 3 pounds) since his birth. His tummy is bigger than hers and his legs are slimmer.


Though they are the same size according to stats, they are different shapes (and ages), so they both get a completely different fit in their AppleCheeks. I love when people come to Peace. Love. AppleCheeks to ask questions while they are building their stash, there is an amazing wealth of knowledge and encouragement to be found in the group. However the question of "My child is x weigh and x age" is not a straight forward answer. Most of the time we can take a pretty good guess but your best and most personal fit comes from a legit trial. If you can't find a friend to try them on in person, I suggest ordering one of both sizes if there is any doubt of their best size. If they turn out to get a good fit in sz 1, chances are you will use the sz 2 in the future If they fit better in the sz 2 why not share the sz 1 with an expecting friend and spread the AppleCheeks love!