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Will the GroVia ONE Change Cloth Diapering As We Know It?

Will the GroVia ONE Change Cloth Diapering As We Know It?

Will this be the ONE? In October, The O.N.E. by GroVia Kickstarter campaign blew through their initial $28,000 goal in just 4 days, then shot past their stretch goal of $60,000. 1,081 backers pledged $66,814 to fund this unique diaper in 4 colors and 3 prints. Backers were also able to choose from adorable bodysuits as part of their rewards. The final prototype has been tested, packaging has been fine-tuned, and rewards are currently shipping to backers as we speak. So how is the ONE different than other diapers currently available and how might it revolutionize and simply cloth diapering as we know it? Well cloth diapering has become a little confusing over the years.  The first modern cloth diapers bred more and more new styles and concepts, new terminology was invented and newbie cloth diapering moms and dads heads began to spin.  An insert might also be called a stuffin, doubler, soaker or pod.  Cotton was a popular option initially but now we have to choose between microfiber, terry, sherpa, birdseye, hemp and bamboo or is it bamboo viscose?  And are they or aren’t they all the same thing?  … Continue reading

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KellyWels.com Diaper Dawgs Spray Collar Giveaway!

KellyWels.com Diaper Dawgs Spray Collar Giveaway!

Kelly Wels Diaper Dawgs Spray Collar Giveaway With the most affordable, most convenient, and most sanitary diaper spraying accessory on the market, the Spray Collar is helping make the choice between disposables and cloth diapers a no-brainer! How it works Place the Spray Collar directly over the area with the majority of the mess. Press the Spray Collar right up against the dirty cloth diaper. Once the Spray Collar is flush against a surface, there is no means of escape for particulate spray. Enter to WIN! This week Kelly Wels is giving you a chance to win your very own Spray Collar!  Enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below. a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Kelly Wels, Owner of Green Team Distribution, Looking for Natural Products Retailers to Complete Industry Survey

Kelly Wels, Owner of Green Team Distribution, Looking for Natural Products Retailers to Complete Industry Survey

SOUTH PARIS, Maine, March 11, 2015 / – To better understand the state of the natural products retail industry, Green Team Distribution is collecting responses for its inaugural survey, What Natural Products Companies Want. The eco-friendly sales distribution company is looking to survey up to 100 eco-friendly retailers to better understand their marketing habits, revenue streams, and the opportunities and challenges they face in the year ahead. Retailers can complete the 10-minute survey at this link: https://aytm.com/r6ad06a. Kelly Wels, the owner and founder of Green Team Distribution, says having a better understanding of the perceptions of this unique slice of the retailer pie will help manufacturers, sales distribution companies, and retailers gauge where they stand among their industry peers and how they can improve their businesses. “I encourage all retailers who carry natural products to consider taking 10 minutes out of their busy days to share their thoughts, perceptions and insights on our industry. The more retailers who fill out the questionnaire, the more helpful the insights will be for everyone,” says Wels, who will make the results publicly available to industry professionals later this year. As an incentive for completing … Continue reading

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My Favorite Budget-Friendly AIO Diapers

My Favorite Budget-Friendly AIO Diapers

When I first started cloth diapering, it was prefolds and covers only. AIO (All-in-One) diapers were a luxury I felt we just couldn’t afford. Most were $15.00 or more. The cloth diaper market is always changing and that means more budget-friendly AIO’s are now available. That’s great news, because the AIO is one of the easiest styles you’ll ever use. With nothing to fold, nothing to stuff and no inserts to snap in, it’s the closest thing to a disposable. It’s great to have just 1 or 2 AIO diapers for your diaper bag, for days when you are in a mad rush, or when someone is caring for your baby that’s not familiar with cloth. Here are two of my favorite AIO diapers that you can get for less than twelve dollars: The Imagine Stay Dry AIO: $10.95 The Imagine AIO is available at Nicki’s Diapers with free shipping. It has a plush microfleece inner and a snapped-in soaker pad with 4 layers of microfiber (the pad will stay permanently attached, even during washing). This AIO tends to run small; it stopped fitting my toddler around 25 pounds. The full … 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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