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Acronym sticky for proof reading **added the last list**

Here they are. I did three different categories, but just realized that the Generala dn Parenting one is not done. I will post that later tomorrow! I would appreciate any feedback on them like spelling mistakes, what you think of the explanations of things like stripping etc, and just general thought! Thanks and just post below!

Diaper Brands and WAHM Links

ABB: Apple Bottom Baby
AL: Angel Luvz
AMP: Annie Marie Padorie
ASD: Alphabet Soup Designs
ASIL: And Such is Life
ATD: All Together Deluxe
AW: Angel Wraps

BB: Baby Blanket
BB: Baby Bloomers
BB: Batik Bum
BB: BeccaBottom
BB: Bella Bottoms
BB: Better Bums
BB: Blessed Bottomz
BB: BottomBumpers
BB: Butterfly Bunz
BBB: Bear Bottom Britches
BBD: Baby Bear Diapers
BBH: Baby Beehinds
BBH: Bizzy Beehive (
BBL: Blackbird Lane
BG: Bumgenius
BH: Bunny Hugs
BP: Berry Plush
BSWW: Bummis Super Whisper Wrap
BWB: Beedie Weedie Boutique

CB: Cotton Babies
CB: Cuddlebunz
CBC: Cuddlebug Cloth
CC: Cub Covers
CC: Crystals Cloth
CRAT: Aristocrat
CT: Cloth Thoughts
C9S: Cloud 9 Softie

DB: DryBees
DC: Dimple Cheeks
DD: Daisy Doodle
DD: Dilly-Doo
DE: DreamEze)
DnF : Dunk N Fluff

EGD: Elizabeth Grace Design
ESB: Essential Salts Baby

FB: Fuzzi Bunz
FB: Fuzbaby
FCB: First Class Baby/Fluffy Mail
FF: Fuzzie Fannies
FF: Fanciful Fanny
FF: Firefly
FMBG: Full Moon Baby Gear
FF: Fuzzi Fannies Creations
FF: The Fanciful Fanny
FF: Firefly Diapers
FFF: Frugal Fanny Flannels

GAD: Green Acre Designs
GMAR: Grow Me a Rainbow
GMD: Green Mountain Diapers

HB: Honey Boy
HBB: Hillbilly Bunny
HBB: Honey Bee Baby
HC: Happy Cheeks
HD: Harleez Dipeez
HH: Happy Heiny's
HH: Happy Hempy's
HL: Holdens Landing
HP: Haute Pockets

JB: Joey Bunz
JB: Jelly Bean
JT: Just Tomatoes

KC: Korbins Cloth
KHW: Kind Hearted Women
KK: Kuddly Kreations
KL: Kissaluvs
KL0: Kissaluvs size 0
KMB: Kiss My Bunz
KND: Knickernappies Disposanot
KP: Kiwi Pie
KSS: Kool Sheep Soakers

LB: Little Beetles
LB: Lovey Bums
LBFW: Little Blue Frog Works
LC: Little Caboose
LD: Luke’s Drawers
LHC: Lucy's Hope Chest
LJ: Llamajamas
LK: Lotus Knits
LL: little lambs
LL: Little Liam (wool longies)
LL: Little Landings
LLL: Little Lounging Lizards
LRD: Little Rain Dancers
LWB: Little Witchy Britches

MA : Magic All
MD: Monkey Doodlez
ME: Motherease
MEAF: Motherease Air Flow
MED: Midlle Earth Diapers
MEOS: Motherease Oneszie
MM: Mosaic Moon
MM: Maldin Mills (microfleece)
MOE: Mother of Eden
MPB: My Precious Baby by April
MT: Mommy's Touch
Mutt: Muttaqins

NBC: Nothing Butt Cloth

OBB: Olive Branch Baby
OMG: One Mad Giraffe

PBBA: Precious Baby by April
PBPD: Pot Belly Pig Design
PC: Precious Coverings
PC: Pocket Change
PN: Pattynaps t
PP: Preston's Pants
PP: Punky Padding
PW: Peewell
PWP: Patchwork Pixie

RaR = Rump~a~rooz
RB: Righteous Baby
RB: Royal Buns
REO: Red Earth Originals
RFF: Robyns Fanny Fluff

RB: Righteous Baby
RIKKI: Motherease diaper cover
Roo: Wonderoo

Sandys: Motherease fitted
SB: Swaddle Bees
SB: SugarBuns
SB: StarBunz
SBB: Sweet Baby Botique
SBC: Sweet Bottom Creek
SC: Simply Cloth
SDF: Steph's Diaper Factory
SEZ: Snap-Ez
SKB: Sunkissed Babies
SKC: Spooky Kitty Collective
SnS: Strawberries n Sunshine
SOS: Susie One Size
SPB: Sugar Plum Baby
STF: Snug to Fit
STT: Sassy Turtle Thread

TFD: Tail Feather Diapers
TT: Tinkle Traps
TT: Trendy Tush

UTN: Under the Nile

VB: Very Baby
VBSN: Very Baby Simply Nights
VDC: Vermont Diaper Company
VK: Valor Kids

Vimse: Imse Vimse

WC: Woolful Comforts WCW: Wild Child Woolies
WW: Wonderful Woolies
WW: Wolf Woolies
WW: Wonderworks
WWB: Wiggle Worm Bottoms

ZBG: Zoom Baby Gear
ZZ: Zany Zebra

Cloth Diaper Terms and Acronyms

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

BOV: bamboo organic velour
BKT: burly knit terry
Bump: Putting “bump” into a post is a way to move the thread back up to the top of a forum
BV: bamboo velour

CBOS: Cotton Babies One Size insert
CD: cloth diaper
CM: chubby medium
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'

DSQ: diaper service quality
DWR: Durable Water Repellent (a brand of spray used to re-waterproof diapers)

EBF: exclusively breastfed (you’ll see in reference to how a diaper holds EBF poo)
EC: Elimination communication: 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

FFS: free for shipping
Fitted Diaper: 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
FS: for sale
FS: front snapping
FSOT: for sale or trade
FT: for trade
FUC: fair used condition

GN: gender neutral
GUC: good used condition

HC: Hyena Cart 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

IDNO: in desperate need of
IDSO: in desperate search of
IHA: I have available
IPF: indian prefold
ISO: in search of

LN: like new

M/L or ML: medium long (size usually the same as a medium except for the rise
MM: Malden Mills (Brand of fleece)

NB: newborn

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

PF: prefold
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
PPD: postage paid (you'll see this on the swap when a price listed includes shipping)
PUL: polyurethane laminate, a material used to make diaper covers/wraps, the outer of many pocket diapers or AIOs

QD: quick dry

RLR: is a laundry additive that softens the water and helps remove/prevent build for people who have hard water.

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&T :Turned and Topstitched (some people prefer this as opposed to serged edges on fitteds)
TTO: tea tree oil

UBCPF: unbleached chinese prefolds
UBIPF: unbleached Indian prefolds
UC: used condition

VGUC: very good used condition

WAHD: work at home dad
WAHM: work at home mom
Wagon: Going on the wagon is choosing (or be 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.

General and Parenting Acronyms

AAFP: American Academy of Family Physicians
AAP: American Academy of Pediatrics
AF: Aunt Flo (menstruation)
AFK: Away from keyboard
AIM: Artificial Infant Milk (or AOL Instant Messenger)
AKA: Also Known As
AP: Attachment parenting
AROM: Artificial Rupture of Membranes
ASAP: As Soon As Possible
ATTN: Attention
AV: Avatar

BC: Birth Control
BCP: Birth Control Pill
BD: Baby Dance (sex)
BF: Breastfed or breastfeeding
BF Boyfriend
BFN: Big Fat Negative (negative pregnancy test)
BFP: Big Fat Positive (positive pregnancy test)
BIL: Brother-in-law
BM: Breast milk or bowel movement (depends on context)
BTDT: Been there, done that
BTW: By the way...

CD: Cloth Diaper(ing)
CD1: Cycle Day 1 (first day of period)
CF: Child Free
CIO: Cry-It-Out (sleep training)
Circ: Circumcision
CM: Cervical Mucous
C&P: Cut and Paste
CS: Co-sleep

DCP: Day Care Provider
DD: Dear daughter
DF: Dear Friend or Fiance
DH: Dear husband
DIL: Daughter-in-law
DPO: Days Past Ovulation
DS: Dear son
DSD: Dear stepdaughter
DSS: Dear stepson
DW: Dear wife

EBF: Extended Breastfeeding or exclusively breast fed
EBM: Expressed Breast Milk
EC: Elimination Communication
EDD: Estimated Due Date
EN: Extended Nursing
EP: Exclusively Pumping
ETA: Edited To Add
EWCM: Egg White Cervical Mucus

FAQ: Frequently asked questions
FF: Formula Fed/Feeding
FF: Fast forward
FIL: Father-in-law
FMLA: Family and Medical Leave Act
FSOT: For sale or trade
FTR: For The Record
FTT: Failure To Thrive
F/U: Follow up
FYA: For your amusement
FYI: For your information
FWIW: For what it's worth
F2F: Face-to-face

GSE: Grapefruit Seed Extract
GV: Gentian Violet

HB: home birth
HCP: Health Care Provider
HE: High efficency (Usually a washing machine)
HED: High efficency detergent
HPT: Home Pregnancy Test
HS: home schooling
HTH: Hope that helps
H2H: Heart to Heart

IBCLC: International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
IBTC: Itty Bitty Titty Committee
IIRC: If I recall correctly
IL’s: In-laws
IMAO: In my arrogant opinion
IME: In my experience
IMHO: In my humble opinion
IMNSHO: In my not so humble opinion
IMO: In my opinion
IOW: In other words
IRL: In real life
IRT: In real time
ISO: In Search Of
ISP: Internet service provider

J/K: Just kidding
JMHO: Just my humble opinion
JMO: Just my opinion

KWIM: Know what I mean?
KWYM: I know what you mean

LC: Lactation Consultant
LLL: La Leche League
LMAO: Laughing my (rear) off
LMK: Let me know
LOL: Lots of laughs or laughing out loud

MDC: or Motheringdotcommune
MIL: Mother-in-law
M/S: morning sickness

NAK: Nursing At Keyboard
NC: or no-circ - Non-Circumcised
NFP: Natural Family Planning
NIP: Nursing In Public
NIP: New in Package
NP: No problem
NV: Non Vaccinating
NWOT: New without tags
NWT: new with tags

OALD: Over-Active Let Down
O'ed: ovulated
OHT: One-handed typing
OMG: Oh My God
OP: Original Post/Poster
OPK: Ovulation Predictor Kit
OT: Off topic
OTSBH: Over The Shoulder Baby Holder (brand of baby sling)
OW/OM: Other woman/other man

PAK: Pumping at Keyboard
PCP: Primary Care Physician
PIS: Pump In Style (breastpump by Medella)
PITA: Pain In The A$$
PLMK: Please let me know
PM: Private Message
POAS: Pee On A Stick
POTW: Person Of The Week
POV: Point of view
PPD: Post-Partum Depression
PPP: Post-Partum Psychosis
PSA: Public Service Announcement

RL: Real life
ROFL: Rolling on the floor laughing
ROFLMAO: Rolling on the floor laughing my (rear) off
ROFLMHO: Rolling on floor laughing my head off
ROTFLMAOPMP: Rolling on the floor laughing my *** off peeing my pants

SAHD: Stay-at-home dad
SAHM: Stay-at-home mom
SIL: Sister-in-law or Son-in-law
SNS: Supplemental Nursing System
SO: Significant other
S/O: Spin Off
STBX: Soon to be Ex (spouse)

TIA: Thanks in advance
TMI: Too Much Information
TO:Tea Tree Oil
TTC: Trying to conceive
TY: Thank you
TYVM: Thank you very much

UB: Unassisted Birth
UTI: Urinary Tract Infection
URL Web page address

Vax: Vaccination
VF: vaccination free

WAHD Work-at-home dad
WAHM: Work-at-home mom
WHO: World Health Organization
WIC: Women, Infants, and Children (US gov assistance program)
WOHD: Work-outside-home dad
WOHM: Work-outside-home mom
WTG: Way To Go

XH: Ex-Husband

YK: You Know?
YW: You're welcome


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