KellyWels.com Cloth Diaper Advocacy T-shirt Giveaway!

KellyWels.com Cloth Diaper Advocacy T-shirt Giveaway!

Win a Keep Calm and Use Cloth Advocacy T-shirt from Kelly Wels! This week we’re giving you a chance to win a super fun advocacy t-shirt!  Kelly’s Keep Calm and Use Cloth Diapers T-shirt is a classic, loose-fit uni-sex 100% preshrunk cotton tee. MSRP $16.98 Enter to WIN! Win a Keep Calm and Use Cloth Diapers T-shirt in the size of your choice based upon our in-stock selection. Open to the USA only. a Rafflecopter giveaway

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A LOOK back at #ClothCommunity Day

A LOOK back at #ClothCommunity Day

The cloth diapering community was a great source of encouragement and information back when I was a cloth diapering newbie. Online I found wonderful retailers and informative blogs. I also found groups with helpful mums ready to answer my questions or simply offer their support. I am so grateful to be a part of the cloth diapering community and want to preserve its overall kind and supportive nature. Yet, as the cloth community grows so does the diversity of personalities and opinions found within it. This has led to some contentious online debates on various social media outlets over things like wash routines. Fearing that the once welcoming and helpful cloth community was headed in the wrong direction, blogger and author of The Inquisitive Mom, Mindy Mae Farmer, was inspired to join with her fellow cloth bloggers and start Cloth Community Day. February 2, 2015 was the first Cloth Community Day. This event centered around the idea that as Mindy says, “Just as there is no one right way to be a good parent, #clothcommunity affirms that there is no one right way to cloth diaper your child.” Cloth diaper enthusiasts were invited to take … Continue reading

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4 Unexpected Side Effects of Using Cloth Diapers

4 Unexpected Side Effects of Using Cloth Diapers

Cloth diapers are amazing, but did you know they can come with side effects? A New Hobby – who knew cloth diapering could turn a humdrum (and sometimes gross) task into something fun? Next thing you know, your phone will be full of “stash shots” and “on the bum” shots. Which leads me to the next side effect… New friends – whether you strike up a conversation with a mom in the park after spying cloth on her baby, or frequent cloth diapering groups, this common interest may draw you to new friends! Oh, you’re a cloth diapering mom? Did we just become best friends? Becoming more “green” – After dealing with dirty cloth diapers, you may be seriously considering reusable cloth pads and menstrual cups. Eliminating disposable diapers as waste in your household budget and garbage might just make you hyper-aware of where else you can eliminate waste. Whether it’s napkins, paper towels, or even toilet paper, many families are inspired to nix another disposable product as well. Pants fit better – OK so this one is really only true for those of us with long, slender babies but … Continue reading

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KellyWels.com bumGenius Freetime OS AIO Cloth Diaper Giveaway!

KellyWels.com bumGenius Freetime OS AIO Cloth Diaper Giveaway!

Cloth Diaper Giveaway from Kelly Wels! This week we’re giving you a chance to win a bumGenius Freetime OS AIO Cloth Diaper with Snap closure!  The bumGenius Freetime OS AIO Cloth Diaper is an inventive diaper featuring semi-attached stay dry soakers which help keep this diaper in one handy piece and helps speed up drying time. The bumGenius Freetime OS AIO Cloth Diaper Giveaway Enter this week’s giveaway and you could win a bumGenius Freetime OS AIO Cloth Diaper of your choice (with snap closure)! Open to the USA only.  Winner has 7 days to claim their prize upon being emailed.  Must be 18 yrs or older to be eligible to win. Enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below. a Rafflecopter giveaway

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KellyWels.com Thirsties Duo Wrap and Eco-Bottoms Liners Giveaway

KellyWels.com Thirsties Duo Wrap and Eco-Bottoms Liners Giveaway

Kelly Wels Cloth Diaper Giveaway Enter to win each and every week.  This week we’re featuring a Thirsties Duo Wrap and Eco Sprout Eco-Bottom Liners!  Both are sure to help make cloth diapering a breeze. Eco-Bottom Liners are a flushable diaper liner sold in rolls of 100 sheets.  They allow you to easily flush away messes and can often eliminate the need for a diaper sprayer. Thirsties Duo Wrap Covers are an economical choice for cloth loving families.  Use over prefolds, fitteds or flats.  This cover will surely become a favorite. USA only.  Winner has 7 days to claim their prize upon being emailed.  Must be 18 years or older to be eligible to win. a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Great Cloth Diapers for your Valentine’s Day Sweetie!

Great Cloth Diapers for your Valentine’s Day Sweetie!

  You can show your love for that tiny little someone in your life with a cloth diaper just for Valentine’s Day. While there are lots of pink, red and purple solid colors to choose from, I wanted to share with you some of my favorite prints and color combos which echo the themes of love and romance. Applecheeks “Pink About It” and “Love Happens” Blueberry Diapers “Petals” Funky Fluff’s new Love Bug Kawaii Pure & Natural “Meow Meow” Best Bottom “Lace” (grab it quick from Nicki’s or Diaper Safari because they are about to retire it!) Bottombumpers “Unicorn” and “Love Mom,”  sold exclusively at Nicki’s Diapers: Bumkins “Love Birds” Planet Wise “Strawberry Dot,” also available at Nicki’s Diapers: Wink Diapers “Love is in the Air” If you’re looking for a round-up of cloth diaper sales and freebies for Valentine’s Day, this just posted on my blog. Have you ever bought a cloth diaper to celebrate a particular holiday or occasion?

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Please Sign this Petition to Require Day Cares to Accept Cloth Diapers

Please Sign this Petition to Require Day Cares to Accept Cloth Diapers

Choose to use cloth diapers…or not. Either way, shouldn’t the choice be yours to make as a parent? For some parents who have their children in day care, this may not be a choice they can make for themselves. Regulations vary widely from state to state. Some states are very lenient with a few common sense rules to follow while others make it next to impossible to use cloth diapers in day care. I feel very passionately about this. All parents deserve the right to choose what kind of diapers they use for their children. Day care isn’t a choice sometimes as many families need two incomes to survive. And it’s not as simple as saying just switch day cares because some of the current state regulations prohibit cloth at all day cares or have very prohibitive rules. This petition is simply asking for the right to be able to use cloth diapers at all day cares, not saying that anyone has to. Thank you to the The Rebecca Foundation’s Cloth Diaper Closet for creating this petition. Please consider signing so all parents can make their own decision on this. CLICK HERE … Continue reading

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Diaper Sprayer vs Diaper Liners, Pros and Cons of each!

Diaper Sprayer vs Diaper Liners, Pros and Cons of each!

After baby starts eating solid foods, the glory days of just tossing all the cloth diapers into your washer with no special treatment are over. (You’re probably getting a little more sleep, though, so you’ve got that going for you.) While you don’t actually *need* any accessories for cleaning off dirty diapers before they go through the wash – dunking & swishing in the toilet will get the job done - most parents like to use either a diaper sprayer or flushable diaper liners to make it easy. If you’re trying to decide which route to go, here are some considerations: Diaper Sprayer Powerful spray gets the dirty job done quick Uses water only; no extra waste Can be expensive ($30 to $70) – unless you find them on sale Sometimes the spray is too powerful and splatters everywhere – more accessories to buy Must pick one toilet to attach it to, unless you go for a sink-attaching sprayer Diaper Liners Less expensive initially  Easy to dispose of messes if you’re not at home Not as soft as a cloth diaper against baby’s skin Could add up to be more expensive … Continue reading

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Cloth Diaper GuRu’s favorite spring-themed cloth diapers!

Cloth Diaper GuRu’s favorite spring-themed cloth diapers!

It may be winter in Minnesota, but this is the time of year when we really start fantasizing about spring.  That had me thinking about the cutest and best “spring” diapers, which are already becoming available.  I’ve picked a few of my absolute favorites and why they represent everything that I love most about spring—and cloth diapering! We’re seeing a lot of white around here—snow is everywhere.  When spring really hits, we know it by the GREEN!  That’s why I love the grasshopper color from BumGenius.  This is really a classic color: I own three of these diapers and the color works perfectly for little girls and boys.  You can pair it with cute T-shirts or dresses. Spring means baby animals are born.  If you are an expecting mom, you might have a new addition to celebrate as well!  What a better way to celebrate your spring newborn than with a cute newborn diaper cover from Tidy Tots.  I love that this diaper cover has a hook-and-loop closure: at 2am, you’re going to be too sleep deprived to have the patience for snaps.  But, these adorable baby birds will remind … Continue reading

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KellyWels.com FuzziBunz Cloth Diaper Giveaway

KellyWels.com FuzziBunz Cloth Diaper Giveaway

Fuzzi Bunz Cloth Diaper Giveaway Enter this cloth diaper giveaway from Kelly Wels and you could win a Fuzzi Bunz One Size Cloth Diaper Sz Large!  This diaper fits babies from 10-45lbs and features hidden interior adjustable elastic instead of rise-snaps like other one size pocket diapers. The Prize One winner will receive White One Size Fuzzi Bunz Size Large USA only.  Winner has 7 days to claim their prize. a Rafflecopter giveaway

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