A AI2: all in two , usually has a snap in liner AIO: all in one diaper AP: Attachment Parenting APLIX: brand of hook and loop similar to velcro
B BOV: bamboo organic velour BKT: burly knit terry BN: Brand New Bump: Putting “bump” into a post is a way to move the thread back up to the top of a forum BV: bamboo velour
C CBOS: Cotton Babies One Size insert CD: cloth diaper CM: chubby medium Colorway: The color of the yarn Contour Diaper: Contour diapers are usually hourglass shaped with no folding necessary. Just lay them in a wrap or diaper cover CPF: Chinese prefolds Crunchy: is like super nutty...not what our modern day society considers normal. It's like an alternative to saying you're nuts! It's kind of used for natural, earthy, or renounced lifestyles, because these kind of things seem so strange in a modern world full of 'conveniences'
D DSQ: diaper service quality DWR: Durable Water Repellent (a brand of spray used to re-waterproof diapers)
E EBF: exclusively breastfed (you’ll see in reference to how a diaper holds EBF poo) EC: Elimination communication:[/b] it is where babies don't wear diapers and the parents watch for cues that they are about to pee or poop and take them to the restroom. Lots of mamas swear by it (and it is practiced exclusively in many third world countries). EO: essential oil ETA: edited to add EUC: excellent used condition
F FFS: free for shipping Fitted: Fitted diapers are used in place of prefolds or contours. They require a diaper cover or wrap, however they are cut in an hourglass shape and have elastic around the legs and waist and have either snaps or hook and loop fasteners FL: front loader (washing machine) FLAG: fits like a glove FLAM: fits like a mitten Flat: a diaper that is typically 27"x27" square, single ply diaper to fold FOE: fold over elastic FPP: funded PayPal FRB: Flat Rate Box FBE: Flat Rate Envelope FS: for sale FS: front snapping FSOT: for sale or trade FT: for trade FUC: fair used condition
G GN: gender neutral GUC: good used condition
H HC: Hyena Cart www.hyenacart.com an online store “A collection of earth-friendly shops” Hemp: hemp is made from the inner bark of the hemp plant. It is becoming increasingly popular for use in diapers because of its durability, absorbency and natural anti-microbial properties Hyena: term for hard to get, popular diapers that are stalked by diaper hungry moms
I IDNO: in desperate need of IDSO: in desperate search of IHA: I have available IPF: indian prefold ISO: in search of
L LN: like new
M M/L or ML: medium long (size usually the same as a medium except for the rise MM: Malden Mills (Brand of fleece)
N NB: newborn
O OC: organic cotton OCV: organic cotton velour OS: one size - a diaper that usually fits a child from birth up until about 35 lbs OV: organic velour
P PF: prefold - diapers with a center strip thickness - they still need to be folded to fit the baby PL’ed: Potty Learned or Learning PP: PayPal www.paypal.com PPD: postage paid (you'll see this when a price listed includes shipping) PSA: public service announcement PUL: polyurethane laminate, a material used to make diaper covers/wraps, the outer of many pocket diapers or AIOs
Q QD: quick dry
R RLR: is a laundry additive that softens the water and helps remove/prevent build for people who have hard water. RME: Revolution Money Exchange A new company that is competition for Paypal.
S SAHD: stay at home dad SAHM: stay at home mom SC: suedecloth (stay dry inner folds) SS: side snapping Stalking: is waiting around for a product to stock. People ask for stalking help to have better odds at scoring items on HC STM: ship to me, as used during co-ops and presales where you have to pay to have your item shipped to the person running the sale and then again to have it shipped to you. Stripping: this is when you have detergent buildup in your diapers and you must run multiple hot rinses until the bubbles are gone
T TBW: The BabyWearer TDF: to die for T&T :Turned and Topstitched (some people prefer this as opposed to serged edges on fitteds) TTO: tea tree oil
U UBCPF: unbleached chinese prefolds UBIPF: unbleached Indian prefolds UC: used condition
V VGUC: very good used condition
W WAHD: work at home dad WAHM: work at home mom Wagon: Going on the wagon is choosing (or being forced to choose) to not buy anymore diapers. It is a term used often with drinking alcohol. If you have been drinking a lot, you say that you are “going on the wagon” and then you stop for a while WIO: wool in one -AIO with a wool cover rather than fleece or cotton WOHD: work out of home dad WOHM: work out of home mom Wool Soaker: A wool soaker is basically a diaper cover made exclusively of wool.