Tuesday, April 5, 2011

**CLOSED** Blissful Booty Review & Giveaway (2 Winners!)

For this product review and giveaway, I'm honored to be partnering with Cathy Brown and Blissful Booty, a company I've long admired in terms of their passion for enabling parents to make good choices for the environment and for their families. Though they now boast a whole lineup of amazing products, Cathy and Blissful Booty began, like so many WAHMs, from simple and humble beginnings. When her youngest daughter, Kaia, was born with health problems in 2005, Cathy began making all-in-one cloth diapers to suit their needs, and soon after, Blissful Booty officially took shape as a company. A mother to four and grandmother to one, Cathy continues to work passionately on the lineup of products she has developed for Blissful Booty. They now carry a variety of diapers, pail liners, wet bags, wipe solutions, cloth wipes, and more!

When given the opportunity to share her products with a fresh audience, Cathy generously and enthusiastically sent a whole kit of terrific products my way to share with you all. I was very impressed with the professionalism of the sample kit--the packaging was all very professional, neat, and cute, and best of all, I was able to recycle or reuse every bit of packaging (cardboard went to the curbside, and the sweet, dainty ribbons I kept in my odds and ends drawer for wrapping, etc). In total, Cathy sent me the following items to review for you all: two all-in-one Blissful Booty cloth diapers (in "Buttercream" and "Celery"), two sample sized vials of wipe water concentrate (in "Milk & Honey" and "Sweet Apple Cheeks"), a wipe solution spray bottle, a 10-pack of 100% cotton cloth wipes, and a diaper pail liner!
Of course, when given a wonderful, fluffy gift pack, who doesn't head straight for the diapers first of all? ;) I don't have too many all-in-ones in my stash, so I was very excited to give these AIOs a try. I love to keep AIOs in my diaper bag or save them in my stash baskets for those moments when I'm feeling a little harried. I loved the natural tones of these diapers and the soft, natural coloring of the inner microfleece lining. Before I even had them on baby, I could tell just how soft, trim, and well-fitting these AIOs would be--and I was right! With a highly customizable cross-over tab hook and loop waistband, these diapers could really fit any baby. These sized diapers are available in 5 terrific size brackets:



Newborn - 5-12 lbs
Small - 9-16 lbs
Medium - 14-23 lbs
Large - 21-35 lbs
Toddler - 35lbs+

I'm very impressed to see newborn diapers on the list as well! This original design of the Blissful Booty diaper doesn't disappoint and made me understand why this classic version is still around after many years. From the website, here are all the features that I can vouch for:
- Back and front elastic gathers to prevent leaks
- Soft and sturdy Hook and Loop closure for a snug fit
- Luxurious, stain resistant inner lining made of no-pill microfleece, that wicks moisture away from sensitive baby skin
- Snug inner and outer leg casings for ultimate leak protection
- Soft, waterproof cloth outer cover; No more hot rubber pants!
- Super absorbent microfiber terry inner soaker
- Large, soft, fold back laundry tabs to prevent the dreaded "diaper snake" when washing
- Crossover front tabs for thin babies, or when you are transitioning to a new size
the laundry tabs are fabulous and never came unstuck in the wash
the double leg casings meant we never saw a single leak

Overall, this is a terrific diaper that fits well, wicks moisture well, remains soft after multiple washes, and holds up well in the wash (also, the lining really is amazingly stain resistant!).


Cathy also sent along with me two sample vials of her Wipe Water Concentrate. This tiny bit of concentrate packs a strong punch, as only 1 tsp is required to add to 12 oz of water. In fact, buying one $25 bottle of concentrate from the Blissful Booty website will create TWENTY FOUR 12 oz bottles of wipes spray for you. I don't know how much spray you go through, but I think that would be enough to last our family a year or more! Although we often just use water and baby wash with our cloth wipes at home, I was excited to try something a little "fancier" (and to, for the first time, use a real spray bottle instead of my old glass BBQ sauce bottle! ;) What I love most about these wipe concentrates is that they are 100% free of all parabans, sulfates, and preservatives. They also have 22 amazing scents to choose from (Sugar Cookie! Just Peachy! Line Dried Fluff!) that all sound nearly drinkable ;) In our 4 oz spray bottle, we added just a dash (about 1/3 of a teaspoon) of concentrate and filled with normal tap water. Give it a shake, and this concentrate is good to go! It is easy to spray and apply to either a wipe or directly to baby's bum--it freshened her up really well, especially after a particularly messy diaper, and left no irritation on her skin (though I did often give a little wipe-down with a plain, water-dampened rag afterwards, as I do with any wipes solution I use). With this spray bottle system being so easy to use, I think that this type of wipes solution would be not only great to use at home, but also great to keep in the car, the diaper bag, etc. It's so handy to just spray and go! I'm sure the bottle would easily store in a wet/dry bag pocket as well!


In tandem with the wipe solution, I was very excited to try out Blissful Booty's 10 pack of 100% cotton cloth wipes. I love that their wipes have two different textures to them--one side is a smooth, combed cotton (feels like flannel), and the other side is a rougher surface for stronger wiping capabilities (like very fine terry). This two-sided approach gave great options for different diaper changing needs (including just a simple pat dry!). I love that they are all-natural cotton but will give you a heads up that I hadn't thought of--with the natural oils in the fabrics, they did have some repelling issues after only 1 wash, so two washes were necessary to get them at a better absorbancy point. So, just a heads up--when you get these, you'll have to fight your case of being impatient, and let them run through the wash twice before you use them, or you'll have water slicking right off of them as I did ;) I was glad to see this, though, as it tells me just how natural and unprocessed the fibres really were, still having their own natural oils in them! A great sign of a true, natural product!  I should also mention that, when folded in half, these wipes fit PERFECTLY inside an old disposable wipes container.  This makes it very handy to store them or even submerge them in solution or water if you'd prefer.

The last, fabulous item that Cathy included in my parcel was the Blissful Booty diaper pail liner.  I was very happy to see this as so far I've been using only one pail liner and hanging it to dry over night, then dashing downstairs to fetch it for the morning diaper change!  It definitely is handy having two liners now, so that one can dry while there is already a clean one in the pail, ready to go!  This diaper pail liner is different than the other (PUL) one I've been using, but I really love it.  It is made of a soft, washable white nylon (kind of like the fabric in a jogging suit or windbreaker).  I find that it has even fewer issues with occasional weeping/wicking than the PUL liner I've been using.  It really does a great job of containing even the messiest and wettest diaper loads!  It has never stained, and launders easily with my cloth diaper laundry.  It also dries more efficiently and faster (by hanging) than the PUL bag I've been using.  So, overall, although very simple in its design and construction, I am a huge fan of this pail liner!  With elastic at the top, it easily hugs the rim of your standard-sized diaper pail (I'm using a flip-top kitchen garbage can).  There is  also a tiny pouch sewn into the seam where you can place a cotton ball dabbed with essential oil, if you'd like to help keep odors down.  Overall, for $12.99, this is a steal, and a great product!

Cathy is very excited about sharing some more fluffy love with TWO of my readers, and is planning to give away two terrific prizes: one AIO Blissful Booty cloth diaper AND one of their terrific diaper pail liners!



BUY IT:
Head over to Blissful Booty right now to buy a terrific new Blissful Booty product for your stash of diapers and accessories! Cathy is offering all our readers a 10% DISCOUNT CODE--just use promo code "BLISS" to see your discount applied at checkout!

WIN IT:
Blissful Booty is generously offering two terrific prizes to our readers:
PRIZE #1: Your choice in color of a Blissful Booty AIO diaper!
PRIZE #2: A terrific nylon diaper pail liner!



GIVEAWAY ENDS 4/13/11 at 11:59 PM MST
OPEN TO THE USA & CANADA
Please read all the Giveaway Policies and Rules before participating.
**EACH comment must have an easily accessible email address**


REMEMBER:
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WAYS TO ENTER:

1 - Follow the Cloth Diaper Contests & Giveaways blog with Google Friend Connect (leave username in comments if not obvious)

2 - Visit the Blissful Booty website and mention another product or wipes concentrate scent you'd like to try

3 - Purchase something from Blissful Booty using the 10% coupon code "BLISS" and include your order number/details in your comment (5 entries)

4 - ‘Like’ Cloth Diaper Contests & Giveaways on Facebook

5 - 'Like" Blissful Booty Cloth Diapers on Facebook AND mention on their wall that we sent you

6 - ‘Like’ our partner site, Everything Cloth, on Facebook

7 - Mention this giveaway on Facebook, tagging ‘Cloth Diaper Contests & Giveaways’ and 'Blissful Booty Cloth Diapers' in your post, and leave a permalink in your entry comment

8 - Follow our partner site, Everything Cloth, with Google Friend Connect and leave a comment stating you have done so (include your GFC name if it's not apparent)

9 - Follow @CDcontests on Twitter and leave your Twitter username in your comment

10 - Follow @BlissfulBooty on Twitter and leave your Twitter username in your comment

11 - Follow @EverythingCloth on Twitter and leave your Twitter username in your comment

12 - Sign up for the forums at Everything Cloth and post at least one message there. Leave your forum username in a comment (1 entry)

13 - Tweet this contest and tag @CDcontests and @BlissfulBooty (max. 1 tweet per day). Leave the permalink in the comments section. (1 entry each tweet) You may use the following tweet if you wish:


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Final details: I received no financial compensation for this review or giveaway, though I did receive the sample items free of charge. All opinions shared are my own, and I was not persuaded to share anything other than my own thoughts. This giveaway will end on April 13, 2011 at 11:59pm MST and is open to residents of Canada and the United States only. Winner will be chosen randomly using random.org’s services. The winner will be contacted by email and will have 48 hours to reply before a new winner is chosen. The prize will be supplied and mailed out to the winner by the sponsor of this giveaway.

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Moonglow283 said...

follow you through GFC - Amanda

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i always love to try new wipes solution and the choco cherry sounds heavenly :)

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e said...

I'd like to try the Honey Vanilla concentrate scent :)

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Ruth said...

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Ruth said...

I want to try the "baby's breath" wipe water concentrate.
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pf vote 4/13

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Brandy said...

Following you on GFC!
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Brandy said...

I would LOVE to try the lavender vanilla wipe water.
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Checked out BB website and the milk and honey wipe water sounds great!!
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Michelle said...

I dont know if this is a permalink but I did tag both sites in my comment on my FB wall...hope this is right

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Posted a comment (wadenshell) under "what kind of diaper do your prefer?" on the EC forum

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Following this blog publicly

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momof5girlz said...

Liked Everything Cloth on FB

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Liked Blissful Booty on FB

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Liked CDCG On FB

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Follow CDCG Bog (momof5girlz)

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momof5girlz said...

I would love to try the scent Sweet Apple Cheeks!!! It sounds so yummy!!

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Subscribed to email updates for CDCG

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Susan said...

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xx88nicole88xx said...

#4, liked the fb page :D

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#5- Liked the page :D

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#6- Liked the page :D

Rebecca said...

I'm following you now via GFC as Rebecca H.

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Rebecca said...

I would love to try one her wet bags- I hear they are awesome!
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jdeemarie said...

I follow your blog.

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jdeemarie said...

I love the scent choices for the wipe concentrate - the Jasmine Vanilla sounds wonderful!

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jdeemarie said...

I'm a Facebook fan of yours (Jodi Jordan)

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jdeemarie said...

I'm a Facebook fan of Blissful Booty and commented (Jodi Jordan):

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jdeemarie said...

I follow the Everything Cloth blog (jdeemarie)

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jdeemarie said...

I follow Blissful Booty on Twitter (@jdeemarie)

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I follow Everything Cloth on Twitter (@jdeemarie)

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I tweeted:
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I receive your emails.

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I voted

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Hannah said...

voted on the picket fence today
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