Thursday, February 11, 2010


I would think that every mom out there has heard of Kushies or Kooshies as it used to be known as. They make everything from clothing to cloth diapers, receiving blankets, to rain wear, training pants to bibs. If you haven't heard of Kushies I am sure you have seen them! Kushies items are made with memorable prints that are used on everything in their line are very recognisable.

Kushies originally started up in 1953 selling doll clothing and accessories to major Canadian department stores under the name Kooshies. They were bought out by Sam Perez and Susan Malinowski in 1988 and began selling their 100% cotton cloth diapers and trademarked their names Kooshies. After just over a year they became the industry leader in Canada, with sales exceeding initial projections tenfold. Their market was also expanding into the United States at this time. Since 1990 Kooshies has grown to become a market leader in more than 35 countries around the world.

In 2003 they changed the name to Kushies. They are now located in Niagara Falls, New York and the Stoney Creek Ontario location houses state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment and over 200 staff. A meticulous inspection standard for the ever-expanding product lines, which currently stands at over 350 baby products, ensures the continuation of the company's high quality standards and continuing popularity. And everything is still made in Canada!

For review we received two training pants to try out. I was pretty excited for them to come as we are really working on potty training Brandon. He started on his own a few months ago and we are just really working on making it happen all of the time and rewarding when it does happen. He will be 2 on the 19th and we were hoping he would be done by his birthday but you can't really put a 2 year old on a timeline when they are the ones in control.

Back to the training pants. They are the cheapest I have seen for good quality reusable training pants. They are made with 100% cotton and have a waterproof attached cover that is free of all chemicals so its safe for your child. So its all one piece, holds the mess and still lets your child feel wet so they don't enjoy it and try harder to make it next time. They will save you lots of money. We used disposable training pants with Kristina and they were awful. Absorbed like a diaper and cost twice as much. Don't forget about how much more garbage disposables create as well. Reusable is so much better on the environment.

The training pants were true to size, easy for Brandon to get on and off, and come in some adorable prints. We are loving our training pants. We use them almost everyday. They are great for when we go to my parents house or anywhere other than home for that matter and don't want Brandon running around naked. He will still stop and go potty with the training pants, almost as much as he does when hes naked.

If you are already a fan of Kushies or are new to them check out their site, they have a great new line of organic products!