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AIO: All In One Diaper (a diaper and cover in one)
AP: Attachment Parenting
Aplix: Hook and Loop closure, like velcro
BB: Bulletin Board
BF: Breastfeed or Breastfed
BIL: Brother In Law
BM poopies: Breastmilk poopies
BTDT: Been There, Done That
Born To Love: Diaper website with extensive listing of diaper WAHMs
BTW: By The Way
Bumkins: Mass manuf. brand name
Bumpy: Imse Vimse Bumpy, brand of diaper cover
Bummis: Mass manuf. brand name
Bummis SWW or SWIW: Bummis Super Whisper Wrap or Super Industrial Whisper Wrap (same thing)
CB: Cuddlebuns, fitted diapers sewn by different people
CD: Cloth Diapering
CPF: Chinese Prefolds
Crat: Aristocrat wool diaper cover
DDDDC: Dirty deeds done dirt cheap (fundraising project for MDC)
DD: Dear Daughter
DH: Dear Husband
Diaper Duck: tool to help you dunk & wring dipes without touching dipe.
Diaper Garden: Limited Edition Fuzbaby Diaper and Cover sets.
DP: Dear Partner
Dry pail: A method of storing soiled diapers for laundering
DS: Dear Son
DSQ: Diaper Service Quality. High quality Prefolds.
DW: Dear Wife
EBF: Extended Breastfeeding (past 1 year)
EC: Elimination Communication – See subforum above.
ETA: Edited to Add
Family Auction: WAHM auction site
FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions
FB: Fuzzi Bunz, pocket diaper (some people spell it Fuzzibunz)
FF: FireFly Diaper (made by Lori of Fuzbaby)
FFDU: Funky Fibers Down Under (Wool Soakers from Flicker-n-Suds)
FFWW: Funky Fiber Warm Woolies (Soaker Pants at Flicker-n-Suds)
FIL: Father In Law
Fitteds: Formed diapers that require a cover.
FLAG: Fits-Like-A-Glove diapers from Righteous Baby
Flatfold: “Old Fashioned” dipe. Usually one layer without panels.
Fluffy mail: Diaper Mail
FMBG: Full Moon Baby Gear
Fuz: Diapers made by Fuzbaby company
FWIW: For What It’s Worth
FYI: For Your Information
HB: Honeyboy
HH: Happy Heiny's aplix closure pocket diaper
HTH: Hope This Helps
Hyenas: One with an insatiable craving for cute, but hard to obtain, dipes. Contagious condition that overtakes CDing folks gradually until the call of the perfect dipe is overwhelming.
IMO: In My Opinion
IMHO: In My Humble Opinion
IMNSHO: In My Not-So-Humble Opinion
IRL: In Real Life
ISO: In Search Of
ITA: I Totally Agree
IYKWIM: If You Know What I Mean
JB: Joey Bunz, hemp soakers/liners
KWIM: Know What I Mean ?
LD: Luke’s Drawers, diaper company
LL: Little Lamb's, diaper company
LLL: La Leche League (international breastfeeding support organization)
LOL: Laughing Out Loud
LMAO: Laughing My Arse Off
MDC: Mothering Dot Commune
ME: Mother-ease
ME OS: Mother-ease one size dipe
ME Sandies: Mother-ease two size dipe
MIL: Mother In Law
MM: Maldin Mills - polar fleece company
MOE: Mother of Eden - maker of Fuzzi Bunz
NAK: Nursing At Keyboard (one handed typing)
NATCH: Naturally
OC: Organic Cotton
OSDS: One Stop Diaper Shop
OTOH: On The Other Hand
Prefold: Rectangular diaper sewn in panels with center panel being 6 to 8 ply and outer panels being 2 or 4 ply.
PRR: Painting Red Rhinos (a children's clothing manufacturer that also sells their fabrics - popular amid diaper making WAHMs.
ProRap: A diaper cover, (some people spell prowrap). Phone number to get seconds: ProServices (800)397-8594
PUL: Polyurethane Laminate. Breathable or Non-Breathable fabric used as a waterproofing layer in AIOs and diaper covers.
RB: Righteous Baby Diapers
ROTFLMAO: Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Arse Off
ROTFLOL: Rolling On The Floor, Laughing Out Loud
SAHD: Stay At Home Dad
SAHM: Stay At Home Mom
SIL: Sister In Law
SMJAE:Sewing Mom Just Accessories
Snappi:Three-Legged plastic piece used to secure prefold and flatfold dipes
Soaker: 1.) a knitted wool diaper pull-on cover (old-fashioned name) or 2.) an additional layer that can be added to increase absorbancy to a diaper, also called a doubler.
SO: Significant Other
SOS: Susie One Size, Christensen's Creations diaper co.
SP: Sugar Peas diapers
Sportwash / Sensi-clean: Same product, different packaging. Dipe laundry additive.
TCS: Taking Children Seriously
TDD: The Daily Diaper (WAHM listings)
TDH: - cloth diapering resource site
TP: The Trading Post (here at MDC)
TTFN: Ta Ta For Now
TTO: Tea Tree Oil, Essential Oil often added to wipe solution or to launder dipes.
TTYL: Talk To You Later
UBCPF: Unbleached Chinese Prefolds
WAHD: Work At Home Dad
WAHM: Work At Home Mom
Wet Pail: A method of storing soiled diapers for laundering.
Wicking: The movement of liquid through fabric. With covers and AIOs, wicking refers to the movement of liquid from the inside of the diaper to the outside, resulting in wet clothing. With pocket diapers or fleece lined soakers, wicking refers to the movement of liquid through the micro fleece or suede cloth to the absobent layer of the diaper, resulting in a stay dry feeling next to baby's skin. - Thank you 3boybarians for your contribution.
WOHM: Work Out Of The Home Mom

A big thank you to our member Jennifer Z who got this list off to a healthy start - and others that help us update these regularly!

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BBB: BaaBaaBottoms (a wool soaker brand)
CB: cuddlebuns (diaper brand, sold by lots of different wahms)
IPF: Indian Prefold
FM: fluffymail (
FCB: First Class Baby (sold at FM)
LC: Little Caboose (also sold at FM)
RB: Righteous Baby (
MM: Mosaic Moon (a wool soaker brand)
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