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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

#TryAlltheDiapers a cloth diaper extravaganza

#TryAlltheDiapers Sponsors and Bloggers
Welcome to the #TryAlltheDiapers Cloth Diaper Extravaganza hosted by Maman Loup's Den and co-hosted by According to Carolyn and This West Coast Mommy!
Special thanks to lo-wren for the idea and for getting the fluffy ball rolling with many sponsors!
This huge cloth diapering giveaway event will have 30 winners - one per prize. Some of the prizes are open to both Canada and the US, US only, or Canada only. Check out this incredible list of sponsors and the wonderful prizes they're bringing to you.
***Note that there is a separate entry form for Canada/US prizes, Canada-only prizes and US-only prizes***

Canada/US

Organic Cotton Change Pad from Öko Creations - $29 Practical, portable, pretty… and perfectly eco-friendly: Öko Creations’ change pads fit this description to a… P! Made of soft, organic cotton and backed with waterproof recycled polyester laminate, these gorgeous change pads are compact enough for even a tiny diaper bag but attractive enough to leave out 24/7 on the change table. Bummis Fitted Diaper from Bear Bums - $26 Bear Bums provides all the best brands of cloth diapers, Tula baby carriers, and baby gear to discerning parents in Canada and the US. Owner Lindsay offers amazing customer service and personalized attention whenever you shop here! Bear Bums is generously sponsoring a Bummis flannel fitted diaper in winner's choice of girl, boy, or gender neutral print. Bummis flannel fitteds are a trim and super absorbent fitted diaper made from organic cotton sherpa and adorable printed flannel. These made in Canada diapers fit babies 10-30+ pounds and require a cover to be waterproof. Diaper Rite One-Size Pocket and Diaper Rite One-Size Cover from Zephyr Hill Blog - $20 As a mother of seven, I love to save money while diapering my children with cute, high-quality products. Diaper Rite, sold exclusively at Diaper Junction (affiliate link), is one of my favorite brands! You can read my Diaper Rite review to see how well they fit and perform. One winner will receive a Diaper Rite pocket in Sun (orange) and a Diaper Rite cover in Grass (green)! Eco-friendly Cloth Wipes from Thankful for Thorns - $30 These wonderfully soft and durable wipes are the most cost-effective alternative to disposable wipes. They are suitable for almost any need that a household will come across.
  • Set of 24 two ply wipes in the pattern(s) of winner's choice
  • Measure 7" X 8"
  • 100% Cotton Flannel
  • Stitched Finished Edges
The usage of cloths as an alternative to disposable baby wipes is quite economical and easy to use. Many people use a solution or spray the wipes with water before wiping. Personally I just wet my cloth wipes with water as needed. Usually 1-2 for a messy diaper. If you're already using cloth diapers this is an easy alternative to disposable wipes as you're already doing diaper laundry! Simply throw in with your dirty diapers and wash. Take just a little extra time and you can even accordion fold them so they'll pop out of a wipes container just like a disposable. Winner can choose the pattern(s) for the wipes as well as the stitching color. Ditch the Disposables: The Big Book of Cloth Diaper Savings and Mother-Ease Wizard Uno in Size Medium from Thinking About Cloth Diapers - $30 Thinking About Cloth Diapers has recently published Ditch the Disposables: The Big Book of Cloth Diaper Savings, a digital coupon book full of special cloth diaper and accessory discounts, savings and freebies! One lucky winner will receive a copy Ditch the Disposables. The winner will also receive one Mother-Ease Wizard Uno in size Medium (fits approx 18-27 lbs). The Mother-Ease Wizard Uno is a slim fitting all-in-one diaper with an ultra-absorbent stay-dry inner core. Thanks to its unique design, wash water flows through easily, making for easier washing and quicker drying times. This diaper has won awards in Europe and Australia but has been a well-kept secret in North America. 2 One Size Pocket Diapers from Sankofa Diapers - $28 Sankofa Diapers is a one size pocket diaper with bamboo blend inserts that feature the unique ability to stack your inserts based on if you have a front wetter (boy) or middle wetter (girl) to give the protection where your baby needs it the most. Sankofa is offering 2 diapers in boy, girl or gender neutral print (in stock) with two bamboo blend inserts.

US Only

OS Bamboo Fitted Diaper from Wonderful Bambino - $20 If you’ve not had the chance to try Wonderful Bambino’s Bamboo diaper products, what are you waiting for? Made from incredibly soft, 100% bamboo terry, Wonderful Bambino makes a range of cloth diapering products: fitted diapers, inserts, prefolds, and cloth wipes. If you’re looking for a reliable overnight diapering option, then Wonderful Bambino’s bamboo fitted is perfect for you! One lucky reader will win a one size bamboo fitted, in the color of his/her choice. Wet Bag, Pail Liner, and Pocket Diaper from Buttler Bottoms - $20 Buttler Bottoms is your one-stop shop for all things cloth diaper! This husband and wife team have created a cloth diaper store that has everything you’ll need to cloth diaper, from birth through potty training. With several natural fiber options, there’s truly something for everyone! One lucky winner will receive a wet bag, pail liner, and pocket diaper, in his/her choice of in-stock prints! 2 Classic Covers from Gen-Y - $34 GEN-Y Classic covers are virtually leak proof and very easy to use. An inner layer of PUL acts as a waterproof barrier, but is soft and flexible. The waist and legs are gathered so nothing escapes your diaper. Our binding is super soft, non-wicking jersey for your little one's comfort. Poly-resin snap closures allow air circulation, are more difficult for your baby to undo, and won't snag or wear out with time. Machine wash/dry with your other diapers... What's not to love? GEN-Y products are made in the USA. Tiny Tush Trim Hemp OS Fitted, Thirsties Duo Wrap, Planetwise Wipes Pouch, and Green Mountain Diapers Wipes from Re-Diaper.com - $41 Re-Diaper.com is one of lo-wren’s favorite places to shop for gently used (and often new) diapers. If you’re looking to de-stash, or looking for an affordable way to add to your cloth diaper stash, you need to shop Re-Diaper.com; buy used with confidence! Re-Diaper is giving away an amazing diapering package:
  • (1) Tiny Tush Trim Hemp OS Fitted in Like New condition (prepped, but never used)
  • (1) Thirsties Duo Wrap in Sz 2 (mango); New with Tags
  • (1) Planetwise Wipes pouch (orange woods print) in Like New condition
  • 12 pack of 2 sided terry wipes from Green Mountain Diaper in Like New condition
Hybrid Diaper Custom Slot from Little C’s Fluff - $36 Caylin is the WAHM behind Little C’s Fluff. Little C's specializes in quality, handmade, CPISA certified cloth diapers and children's clothing. She is donating a custom slot for a hybrid fitted. If you win you choose what print and colors you like best for your little one's bum. Gender Neutral Hybrid Diaper from Cuddle Butts - $27 Cuddle Butts is a company that provides an alternative to disposable diapers for the earth conscience mom and her baby. Offering solutions to diaper your baby without all the harsh chemicals of mainstream disposable diapers and wipes. Cuddle Butts will be donating a gender neutral hybrid diaper. The hybrid is made of two layers of poly polar fleece and an outside material of woven cotton, the soaker consists of organic bamboo fleece that is topped with bamboo velour. Check out a review of a Cuddle Butts diaper. Buttons Trial Pack from Give it Love - $21 Buttons Diapers offers quality, affordable, and adorable all-in-two cloth diapers for the modern baby. The Trial Pack from Buttons Diapers includes one (1) one-size diaper cover and three (3) daytime inserts. Buttons Diapers is an all-in-two diaper with two sizes of snap-in inserts. For more information, check out the Buttons Diapers Review from The Parenting Patch. Osocozy AIO Diaper and Wipes from Northern Natural Mom & Baby - $32 Northern Natural Mom & Baby is Retro Modern Melissa's local cloth diaper dealer. Northern Natural offers a layaway option, rewards, cloth diaper classes, and online shopping. The prize is an Osocozy AIO & pack of Osocozy wipes. Tiny Tush Diaper and Fuzzibunz Wet Bag from Irresistibly Green - $40 Tiny Tush One Size Pocket Diaper of in stock color or print and a white Fuzzibunz In & Out Wet Bag: Irresistibly Green is all about the eco-conscious family. We strive to provide eco-friendly products for the green minded family. From cloth diapers to reusable home goods, there are so many ways to reduce our impact on this Earth. Modern day cloth diapering has never been easier. Irresistibly Green offers products to serve your cloth diapering needs such as cloth diapers, diaper covers, and many cloth diapering accessories. Along with several styles of cloth diapers, including pocket diapers, all-in-ones, fitteds, one-size, and covers, they also offer cloth wipes, wet bags, pail liners, wipe solutions, liners, diaper doublers, and inserts. With many variations and brands, there is a cloth solution for everyone. In Stock Diaper Cover and Soaker from Little Owl Baby - $29 Little Owl Baby is a USA made, online cloth diaper retailer based in Simi Valley, CA. They offer quality all-in-two diapers that are sized to meet the needs of your growing baby. I fell in love with these diapers because of the quality and how long my daughter has been able to wear them. You can read my review of these diapers. One winner will receive one in stock Little Owl Baby diaper cover and one soaker. Wipes and Cloth Advocacy Onesie from The Bee Hive Buzz - $30 Momma Bee's Cloth Wipes are soft 100% Cotton Flannel, 2-Ply for absorbancy and softness and locally WAHM made by Momma Bee at The Bee Hive Buzz. Winner will receive 1 set of wipes along with one Cloth Royalty Tee! Winner can choose either cotton onesie or t-shirt up to size 3T and can choose between "Queen of Cloth" or "King of Cloth" text. Exclusive, Limited Edition Prototype Boingo Baby Cloth Diaper and Set of Boingo Baby Fasteners from Boingo Baby - $20+ That's right, this diaper is one of a kind--a prototype of a diaper planned for distribution. It may contain minor flaws and that makes this diaper even more valuable. Boingo Baby needs your support to make this vision possible. Join the Kickstarter event, see the planned prints, and make a contribution to the cause! Check out the new diaper here! Babywearing Drool Pads from Home Faking It - $20 Home Faking It is run by stay at home mother of three who specializes in homemade goods, baby shower gifts, party crafts, and much more. Home Faking It is donating babywearing drool pads for the giveaway! 1 Bag Cloth Diaper Powder and 1 Bag All Sport from Molly's Suds - $28 1 Coconut Stick and 1 Eco Bottom Liners from Eco Sprouts - $20 Diaper Dawgs Spray Collar from Green Team Distribution - $15 Diaper Rash Remedy Tube and Jar from Grandma El's - $25 Zen Rocks Necklace and Independent Teething Toy from Eyla's Imports - $15

Canada Only

AppleCheeks Bamboo Bundle from Lil’ Monkey Cheeks - $29 Lil' Monkey Cheeks is an online cloth diaper and maternity-product retailer based in Whitby, Ontario. Owner, Renee, offers personalized service to each and every one of her customers, sending along some tea and a personal note with even the smallest fluffy mail! She is offering an AppleCheeks Bamboo Little Bundle in the colour and size of the winner's choice. Hanging Diaper Pail from Funky Fluff - $24 Funky Fluff’s new hanging wet bag is the perfect solution for dirty diaper storage! Holds at least three day’s worth of diapers: great for home and travel! Check out Maman Loup’s review. Funky Fluff Stay Dry 2.0 in Bubbles from Lagoon Baby - $22 Funky Fluff’s Stay Dry 2.0 is a versatile, trim-fitting diaper that can work as a pocket, AIO or AI2. It’s one of Maman Loup’s favourites. Check out her review. Blueberry Deluxe Pocket Diaper from Cozy Bums -$28 Cozy Bums is your Canadian source for modern cloth diapers! If you're looking for one of the best selections in the country, Cozy Bums is the place to go. You can find a full complement of products by AppleCheeks, AMP, Best Bottom, bumGenius, Blueberry, Thirsties, Charlie Banana, and more! For this event, Cozy Bums is offering up a Blueberry Deluxe pocket diaper in the winner's choice of print! Check out the Blueberry Deluxe pockets review at Cloth Diaper Addicts. Nuggles Tuck-Wrap-Go Cover and Choice of Nuggles Wet Bag or Multi-Use Wallet from Itsy Bitsy Necessities - $32 Itsy Bitsy Necessities is about to celebrate 2000 fans on Facebook! In the meantime, they're offering up a Nuggles Tuck-Wrap-Go cover and your choice of a Nuggles Wet Bag or Multi-Use Wallet! Monkey Doodlez Swim Diaper and BambinoBUMS Travel Duo Wet Bag from Calgary Cloth Diaper Depot - $34 Fresh off a busy trip to the Baby Expo in Vegas, Miranda at Calgary Cloth Diaper Depot made it just in time to offer a Monkey Doodlez swim diaper and a BambinoBUMS Travel Duo wet bag. Perfect for the pool or that sunny vacation you're planning!

Whew! All these fantastic prizes total over $800! We've got three Giveaway Tools widgets, but it's easy to enter. Just fill out the appropriate widgets, based on where you live. One is for EVERYONE in the US and Canada, the second is only for our American friends, and the third is reserved for our Canadian friends. Good luck, have fun, and enjoy the fluff!  
Canada & US
(Don't forget to enter the Canada-only or US-only giveaways below!)
 
US Only
 
(Keep scrolling down for the Canada only giveaway!)
 
 
Canada Only
  Thank you to all our participating bloggers: Maman Loup's Den, This West Coast Mommy, According to Carolyn, lo-wren, Parenting Patch, Cloth Diaper Addicts, Retro Modern Melissa, Irresistibly Green, Modern Cloth Momma, The Pierogie Mama, The Bee Hive Buzz, Zephyr Hill Blog, Cloth Diaper Guru, Thankful for Thorns, and Thinking About Cloth Diapers. Disclosure: Maman Loup's Den, According to Carolyn, This West Coast Mommy, and participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations. One prize per participant. Please see Giveaway Tools form for full Terms & Conditions. If you have any questions or concerns, e-mail Lindsay at mamanloupsden(at)gmail(dot)com.

Monday, September 8, 2014

New diaper shells from Best Bottom

Have you seen the new diaper shells from Best Bottom Diapers?  The three new prints are Totally Tie Dye, GI Jane, and Open Season!

Right now you can preorder your new diapers at Nicki's Diapers and secure your new diapers as soon as they are available to ship.

Did I mention that GI Jane and Open Season are limited editions?  Once they are sold out, they won't be produced again!  Don't miss out!

Please use my affiliate link if you are going to order.  
http://www.nickisdiapers.com/?AffId=47




Thursday, August 28, 2014

Thank you for your patience

I apologize for the lack of posts, as I updated on the Facebook page, due to a family emergency I had to stop posting for a short while.

I have 3 items/brands I'm testing for giveaways in the near future, none of which are diapers!  They are all baby/diaper/kid related though.

Remember to be active on the Facebook page, this keeps my posts showing up in your newsfeed!  Facebook is changing the rules yet again, and messing with how posts appear to users.  Be sure to like posts, interact, ask questions, and even sign up for blog update emails so you don't miss any of these great giveaways!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Little Owl Diapers Review and giveaway

I am very excited to bring this review and giveaway to you, sponsored by Little Owl Baby!  A year ago I became a tester for a local diaper company.  I heard about them from my local RDA leader, friends, and even my pediatrician!  Happy to help a local company, I offered to test them on my daughter.  My instruction was to make them fail and figure out what causes them to do so.  Easy, right?  Not so much! These diapers are excellent!

I was provided with two shells in size medium (red and pink), two soakers in size small, one soaker in size medium, and one booster to test

A prize of one shell and soaker are also being provided for the winner of the drawing, but all opinions are my own.  My daughter was a small 3 month old at the time, weighing only 11- 12 lbs at the time, she's now over a year and a bit over 18 lbs.

Two shells size medium, soakers snapped in, one soaker.

Size medium shell, medium soaker, 18 lb toddler

When they brought the diapers by my house, I was very surprised, and pleased!  The construction of the diapers is fantastic.  The shells are plu, with a soft fleece inner lining, no exposed plu!  The wings have three snaps, two outer and one extra to prevent wing droop in active babies and adjustable waist snaps for three size settings. The elastic is snug, but not too tight, creating a great fit.  The inside of the shell has three snaps, this holds your insert in place with no shifting!  These diapers are daddy and grandma friendly as well!  My mom loves how they fit and look!  They come in four great solid colors, turquoise, red, pink, and grey.  All of the fabrics are CPSIA compliant and U.S.A. made.




Sizing is super easy, smalls range 0-6 months and 7-16 lbs.  Medium 6-18 months and 13-26 lbs.  Larges range 18+ months and 24-34 lbs.

The soakers are amazing! They securely snap into the shell, one snap in the back, two in front. The soakers are backed with plu, which wraps around to prevent leaks, they have their own elastic, creating a gusset to keep poop in place (most of the time) and are sewn so the inner microfiber doesn't shift. They are topped with super soft fleece to protect baby's skin and wick away moisture.



For kids that need a little extra absorbency at nap time or bed time, the boosters are a great item.  They are 3 layers of microfiber, topped with super soft fleece, just like the soakers to create a dry layer against baby's skin.



I cannot say enough good things about these diapers!  They are easy to use, wash wonderfully, pack in the diaper bag well, and the fit is great!  We have been using the same shells and soakers for a year now.  The quality is fantastic!  I'll be sad when they no longer fit.

The diapers are so well constructed, that most people only need 2-3 shells for a full day's diapering.  Just rotate shells with each change, or snap in a new soaker in the place of the used one until you need to change shells.  It's that easy!  Unlike other AI2 diapers, the wrap around plu keeps you from touching the wet insert when unsnapping it!

Washing is super easy, here are the instructions from Little Owl Baby:

Before Wearing:

We recommend washing all soakers & boosters 1 time (1 wash/dry cycle) prior to first use, using a cloth diaper safe detergent.

Storing Dirty Diapers:
Unsnap the soaker from the shell
Remove any solids into the toilet
If your baby is breastfed, exclusively, there is no need to remove solids before placing in pail or wet bag
Place the soaker into a pail or wet bag, never soak the diapers
Shells can be stored & washed with soakers or with regular laundry
Wash every 2-3 days

Washing Instructions:
Rinse (pre-wash) with cold water, no detergent
Wash on hot/cold
It can be helpful to add a towel or two to the load
Run through an extra rinse cycle on warm
Tumble dry on low / medium or line-dry
Line-drying is recommended whenever possible. Exposing your diapers to sunlight will help sanitize, reduce odor and is a natural brightener

~ Please do not use any bleach, whiteners, fabric softeners or brighteners
~ Please do not use any rash cream on your baby when he/she is wearing the diaper

Detergents:

Most detergents will leave a residue on your diapers that will affect absorbency (causing leaking) and cause odors. Choose a cloth diaper friendly detergent.

Select a detergent that does not contain any of the following:
Dyes
Perfumes /Fragrances
Fabric softeners
Brighteners
Stain guard ingredients
Natural oils
Bleach

The following can void your warranty:
Chlorine bleach
Oxygen bleach
Pure soap
Borax
Sanitize / High heat cycles
High heat in the dryer

Little Owl Diapers just had a price change, shells are $15.95, soakers are $12.95, and boosters are $9.95 for two soakers.  They also offer free shipping on orders of $30 or more!

Now for the fun stuff!  Readers of MCM can receive a discount at Little Owl Baby on their order, for a limited time.  Use the code "Modern Cloth Momma" to receive $10 off your order of $50 or more!  Click here to order

For your chance to win a free shell and soaker in your choice of in stock color and size, fill out the Rafflecopter form below!  Don't forget to do your daily entries as well.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 
The Little Owl Diaper Giveaway is open to legal residents of the United States of America ages 18 and older.  The Little Owl Diaper Giveaway Ends at 11:59 PM on July 18, 2014.  One winner will be chosen at random via Rafflecopter.  The winner will be sent an email and will have forty-eight hours to respond.  If no response is received, another winner will be chosen.  Modern Cloth Momma is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Aplix diaper woes

Aplix diapers, oh how I hate you

I know, I know, there are die hard aplix diaper fans out there, but I'm not one of them.

With my first, I chose snaps.  I loved them and didn't look back.  With my second child, I decided on getting a subscription box for diapers, which was really fun.  The bad thing was I got several aplix diapers in it.  Two I have sold locally, but I'm still sitting on three of them.

What makes me sad is I really like the diapers!  They are Softbums, Rumparooz, and Happy Hiney.  I used them minimally, and one was used once.

Why am I not using them?  My daughter is a stinker.  She rips the diaper off and runs down the hall naked.  At one, she won't be potty training (potty learning) soon either

I loved my subscription box, but I'm bummed I couldn't use half of the diapers I got in it for very long.

Yes, I am trying to sell the locally, but there are only so many people that need aplix diapers in my area.  I'm trying to avoid the swap due to scammers.