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Cloth Diaper Lingo and Abbreviations

As you you enter the world of cloth diapering via online message boards and discussion groups, you might get a little lost. Cloth diapers tend to have their own lingo when discussed among friends...so we have compiled a list of popular words and abbreviations related to cloth diapering that may help you figure out what is being said! Some of these are not specific to cloth diapering but seem to come up frequently in online conversations and are rather universal in nature. Enjoy!

AIO - All in One diaper
AI2 - All in Two diaper
AP - Attachment parenting
BF - Breastfeed
BTDT - Been there done that
BTW - By the way
CD - cloth diaper
Crunchy - Natural lifestyle
CPF - Chinese prefold
DSQ - Diaper service quality
EC - Excellent condition
EUC - Excellent used condition
F&C - Free & Clear (used referring to detergents)
FLer - Front loader washing machine
FS - For sale
FSOT - For sale or trade
FYI - For your information
HE - High efficiency (when referring to washing machines)
Hyena - A term for hard to get, popular diapers that are stalked by diaper hungry moms
IPF - Indian Prefold
IMO - In my opinion
ISO - In search of
ITA - I totally agree
KWIM - Know what I mean
LMK - Let me know
LO - Little one
LOL - Laugh out loud
NAK - Nursing at Keyboard
PUL - polyurethane laminate, a material used to make diaper covers/wraps
ROFLOL - rolling on the floor, laughing out loud
SAHM - stay-at-home mom
TLer - Top loader washing machine
WAHM - work-at-home mom

Diaper Brands Commonly Referred To With Abbreviations:

BG - bumGenius
FM - Fluffy Mail
FMBG - Full Moon Baby Gear
FB - Fuzzi Bunz
HH - Happy Heiny's
LC - Little Caboose
ME - Motherease
GAD - Green Acre Designs
SEZ - Snap E-Z

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