This is a list of abbreviations in common use on this and other parenting message boards.
Thanks to Eileen (mudder17) and all the users who contributed to this list! If you have any to add, please post to this thread.
AF: Aunt Flo (menstrual period)
AFAIK: As far as I know
AP: Attachment Parenting
BB: Bulletin Board
BD: Baby Dancing (trying to conceive a baby)
BF: Breastfeed or Breastfed
BFd Poop: Breastfed Poop
BFN: Big Fat Negative (pregnancy test)
BFP: Big Fat Positive (pregnancy test)
BIL: Brother In Law
BLW: Baby Led Weaning
B&M: Brick & Mortar store (as opposed to online store)
BM: Bowel Movement or Breast Milk, depending on context
BM poopies: Breastmilk poopies
BRU: Babies R Us
BTDT: Been There, Done That
BTW: By The Way
CD: Cloth Diapering
CIO: Cry It Out
COF: Circle Of Friends - a sale promotion by Gymboree
CYE: Check your email
DC: Dear Child
DD: Dear Daughter
DH: Dear Husband
DP: Dear Partner
DS: Dear Son
DTD: Doing The Deed (having sex)
DW: Dear Wife
EBF: Extended Breastfeeding (past 1 year), sometimes Exclusively Breastfed
ETA: Edited to Add
EUC: Excellent Used Condition
Family Auction: WAHM auction site
FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions
FIL: Father In Law
FS: For Sale (not allowed on this board)
FSOT: For Sale Or Trade (not allowed on this board)
FTD: First Time Dad
FTM: First Time Mom
FWIW: For What It’s Worth
FYI: For Your Information
GUC: Good Used Condition
HTH: Hope This Helps
IIRC: If I Recall Correctly
IME: In My Experience
IMO: In My Opinion
IMHO: In My Humble Opinion
IMNSHO: In My Not-So-Humble Opinion
IRL: In Real Life
IDSO: In Desperate Search Of
ISO: In Search Of
ITA: I Totally Agree
IYKWIM: If You Know What I Mean
KWIM: Know What I Mean ?
LLL: La Leche League (international breastfeeding support organization)
LLL: Little Lounging Lizards diapers
LO: Little One
LOL: Laughing Out Loud
LMAO: Laughing My Arse Off
MDC: Mothering Dot Commune, another site with message boards- they are affiliated with Mothering magazine, and have an overwhelming number of topics and posters, including a huge CD board.
NAK: Nursing At Keyboard (one handed typing)
NIB: New In Box/packaging
NWT: New With Tags
OMG: Oh, my gosh! or Oh, my G-d!
OOS: Out Of Stock
OP: Original poster or Other poster
OT: Off Topic
OTOH: On The Other Hand
PBK: Pottery Barn Kids
PM: Private Message (an instant message sent through the forum)
PP: Previous Poster
PPD: Postage Paid
P & PT: Prayers & Positive Thoughts
PT, PL: potty training, potty learning
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
SO: Significant Other
S/O: Spin Off
SWAP: a yahoo group (there are several) where people buy, sell and swap new and used goods- on this board, "SWAP" usually refers to one of the SWAP groups that trades cloth diapers and other baby related stuff. Two popular ones are Diaperswap and BBBSwap.
TBW: TheBabyWearer.com - another message board for slings, pouches, etc.
TCS: Taking Children Seriously
TIA: Thanks in Advance
TRU: Toys R Us
TTFN: Ta Ta For Now
TTYL: Talk To You Later
WAHD: Work At Home Dad
WAHM: Work At Home Mom
WOHM: Work Out Of The Home Mom
XPOST: cross-post (a thread posted in multiple forums)
YMMV: Your mileage (experience) may vary
AIO: All In One Diaper (a diaper and cover in one)
Aplix: Hook and Loop closure, like velcro
BB: Baby Blanket Diaper (use the context)
Born To Love: Diaper website with extensive listing of diaper WAHMs
Bumkins: Mass manuf. brand name for diapers
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
Diaper Duck: tool to help you dunk & wring dipes without touching dipe.
Diaper Garden: Limited Edition Fuzbaby Diaper and Cover sets.
Dry pail: A method of storing soiled diapers for laundering
DSQ: Diaper Service Quality. High quality Prefolds.
EC: Elimination Communication
Elbees = El Bee Baby diapers
FB: Fuzzi Bunz, pocket diaper (some people spell it Fuzzibunz)
FF: FireFly Diaper (made by Lori of Fuzbaby)
FF ST:Firefly Sleeptight - their overnight version
FFDU: Funky Fibers Down Under (Wool Soakers from Flicker-n-Suds)
FFWW: Funky Fiber Warm Woolies (Soaker Pants at Flicker-n-Suds)
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
HH: Happy Heiny's aplix closure pocket diaper
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.
JB: Joey Bunz, hemp soakers/liners
KL: Kissaluvs Diapers
LD: Luke’s Drawers, diaper company
LHC: Lucy's Hope Chest (another "brand" of diaper- a WAHM's website- most types of CDs we talk about are various "brands" like this)
LJ: Liza Jane, both a type of insert and the mom who makes them (she posts on these boards as well)
LL: Little Lamb's, diaper company
MIL: Mother In Law
ME OS: Mother-ease one size dipe
ME Sandies: Mother-ease two size dipe
MM: Maiden Mills - polar fleece company
MOE: Mother of Eden - maker of Fuzzi Bunz
NN: Nighty Newt, a type of diaper made by LLL diapers
OSDS: One Stop Diaper Shop
PF: Prefold -- Rectangular diaper sewn in panels with center panel being 6 to 8 ply and outer panels being 2 or 4 ply. Comes in preemie, infant, regular, premium, and toddler sizes
IPF: Indian Prefold (PFs made with Indian cotton) or Infant
PF (a size)
EPF: European PF
CPF: Chinese PF (the most often used, I think)
UBPF: Unbleached PF (PFs made with unbleached cotton)- so
UBCPF is an unbleached chinese Prefold. . . you get the idea
PT: petite toddler, a FB size
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
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.
SOS: Susie One Size, Christensen's Creations diaper co.
SP: Sugar Peas diapers
Sportwash / Sensi-clean: Same product, different packaging. Dipe laundry additive.
sposies or dispies: disposable diapers
SWW: Super Whisper Wrap, a type of Bummis cover
SWP: Super Whisper Print, a type of Bummis cover
TDD: The Daily Diaper (WAHM listings)
TDH: thediaperhyena.com - cloth diapering resource site
TTO: Tea Tree Oil, Essential Oil often added to wipe solution or to launder dipes.
UBCPF: Unbleached Chinese Prefolds
VB: Very Baby Diapers (made by Righteous Diapers, I think)
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.
Mom to Gwen '03 and Becca '05
Last edited by missym; 09-09-2011 at 09:31 AM.
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