Thursday, March 31, 2011

Flip Diaper Inserts Giveaway


Lindsay's Family Reviews and Giveaways is giving away a package of Flip Diapers disposable inserts!

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Contest closes: April 1

Win a Famous Pocket Fitted by Cow Patties Cloth!


Sophie and Momma is giving away a Famous Pocket Fitted diaper by Cow Patties Cloth!

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Contest closes: April 10

Win a Custom Diaper Cover by Zookies!


The Reynolds Mom is giving away a custom diaper cover (in your choice of size, closure & print)!

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✔ Mention another item you'd like to try by Zookies

Additional entries also available.

Contest closes: April 3

Tiny Tush Elite OS Diaper Giveaway


Mommy's Peanut Gallery is giving away a Tiny Tush Elite one-size diaper!

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Contest closes: April 12

Sprout Change Diaper Giveaway


Lindsay's Family Reviews and Giveaways is giving away a Sprout Change diaper from The Willow Store!

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Additional entries also available.

Contest closes: April 15

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Win One of Two Great Prize Packs from ZukaBaby!


Mama B is giving away two amazing diaper prize packs from ZukaBaby!

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✔ Mention another favorite product from ZukaBaby

Additional entries also available.

Contest closes: April 12

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Bummas Cloth Wipes Giveaway


Tales From the Nursery is giving a set of Bummas cloth wipes!

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Additional entries also available.

Contest closes: April 8

Win TWO Charlie Banana OS Diapers!


Mama B is giving two Charlie Banana OS cloth diapers!

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Additional entries also available.

Contest closes: April 8

Win a Tiny Tush Elite OS Pocket Diaper!


Double Duty Mommy is giving away a Tiny Tush Elite one-size diaper!

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✔ Visit the sponsor and mention what color you'd like to win

Additional entries also available.

Contest closes: April 7

Win a FuzziBunz prize pack!


Double Duty Mommy is giving away TWO FuzziBunz one-size cloth diapers AND a hanging pail liner!

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Contest closes: April 4

Monday, March 28, 2011

Win $15 to Spend With Bootyful Baby Boutique


So Easy Being Green is giving away a $15 gift certificate to spend with Bootyful Baby Boutique!

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Contest closes: March 29

Win a Prize Pack from 'Cloth Is Green'

Double Duty Mommy is giving away two itti bitti diapers and a tub of CJ's BUTTer.

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Contest closes: April 7

The Juniper Cottage Giveaway *LOW ENTRIES*


The Juniper Cottage is giving away one custom diaper (either sized or one-size).

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Additional entries also available. Winner pays $2.50 to ship the diaper.

Contest closes: March 30

Win a GroVia AI2 Diaper

Lil Z-Bear is giving away one GroVia AI2 diaper!

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Contest closes: March 30

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Winner of the Maine Cloth Diaper Prize Pack



Congratulations, Nikki!  You've won a HuggaBuns diaper and a set of 4 cloth wipes.  Please check your email and reply to me within 48 hours to validate your win!

2 Winners will Win From Modern Cloth!


Mama B is giving away two separate prizes from Modern Cloth--1 Econobum full kit and 2 Thirsties Duo Diapers!

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Contest closes: April 6

TWO Winners will Receive a GroVia Diaper!

Diary of a Devil Dog Wife is giving away TWO GroVia diapers (2 winners)

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✔ Mention another product sold by Earthy Crunchy Mama

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Contest closes: April 4

AMP OS Duo Pocket Diaper Giveaway

une petite plume is giving away an AMP OS Duo Pocket Diaper!

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Contest closes: April 5

Leahn Wonderland Custom Cloth Diaper Giveaway


SAPsMaMa is giving away a custom made Leahn Wonderland all-in-one cloth diaper!

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Contest closes: April 4

Friday, March 25, 2011

"Follow Friday" Blog Hop via everythingcloth.com




**CLOSED** Cow Patties Cloth Review & Giveaway

I am so happy to be partnering yet again with Megs of Cow Patties Cloth to review a really fantastic WAHM-made product for you all. You may remember Megs from her biography writeup during our huge Facebook February gala. Megs and her partner, Bonnie, are WAHMs passionate about making quality (and cute!) diapers that everyone can afford. What started out as a simple sewing project for her own children progressed into a beautiful, budding business that has gained a cult following online. You can see all of the Cow Patties Cloth creations at their online shop or on their Facebook page (browse the Store & Photos tabs!). Megs regularly keeps a few favorites stocked but is also always kept busy with custom orders for her loyal followers. She creates covers, wipes, AI2s, and--of course--her "Famous Pocket Fitteds", which I was ever so lucky to be able to review this time around.

The Cow Patties Cloth Famous Pocket Fitted (FPF) diaper is comprised of a few real quality layers of breathable materials. The outer is a supersoft minky fabric (available in a variety of cute prints!). The inner lining is comprised of 2 layers of soft bamboo fleece with a pocket space underneath for the multi-layered bamboo fleece insert. The insert I was sent was unlike any other insert I've ever received before. It is actually a very long band of bamboo fabric (think of the look of a tensor bandage, and it is a little like that) that can then be folded in half about three times or more to form a thick, absorbant pad of about 10-12 layers of bamboo fleece to stuff into the pocket. This diaper has been designed with night-time use in mind, and although there is no PUL or real "waterproof" layer in it, the bamboo pad is so super-absorbant that most babies (unless they are extremely heavy wetters) can sleep comfortably through the night in this fitted diaper, coverless for optimal breathability.

The bamboo pad stuffs into the pocket from the back

I'll be honest--I was a little terrified at the prospects of putting Baby Aurelia down for the night in a coverless diaper. I'd never tried it before, and she is a long nighttime sleeper, often going 11-12 solid hours without a change. I even emailed Megs the day before I attempted it in case I had misunderstood the lofty claims of this diaper. She assured me that the majority of babies will do alright in it and that only the heavy wetters may have trouble. So, with my fingers crossed, I laid Baby A down that night in this coverless diaper, folding an extra receiving blanket under her little tush in case leaks happened.

I woke up the next morning and literally ran into the nursery to check on the diaper that had been on her for the past 12 or so hours. I picked her up. There were no puddles, no wet jammies, no cold and fussy baby. I removed the sleepers and found that the diaper, though slightly damp, was by no means leaking or saturated, and that the uber-thick bamboo pad inserted into the pocket had indeed been enough to absorb, absorb, and absorb some more, all throughout the night. I was super impressed, to say the least. I was also so relieved that baby's bum had got a bit more air circulation all night and didn't have the usual redness or small bumps that I sometimes find after a long stay in a PUL diaper. I am dazzled at the ingenuity of this uniquely designed diaper, and am even more impressed that it came from a WAHM. It's awesome what skill is out there within our WAHM community!!



Other than its obvious triumphs with absorbancy, there are other things I like about this diaper. It is a one-size diaper, adjustable with a variety of snaps at the waist as well as through the rise. I love how snugly the rise snaps hold--with my brand name diapers, the rise snaps always pucker and gap (and sometimes come undone altogether), but I found that the Cow Patties Cloth rise snaps snugged the fabric up so tightly to give a really cute look:

The rise snaps hold the fabric snugly together
I obviously also love that this diaper is super soft and is made of more natural than synthetic materials with the bamboo lining and insert.  It makes all the prep washing (3-5 good washes) worth it! ;) The diaper is a bit bulky, but I chalk all that up to part of its absorbancy capabilities, so I can deal with that (especially because I plan to keep using it as a night diaper, and you don't need to wear snug jeans or pants overtop at night anyways!).

For only $18 (including the super long, supersoft insert), this diaper is a steal. Plus, Megs fashions them in so many cute, custom looks, so she'd be happy to work with you to create the perfect combination for your baby! Overall, this is a super impressive diaper that you can feel good about buying as you support a terrific WAHM and her family! Read more from Megs on her blog, or check out our custom biography on her and her business!

For one lucky reader, Megs is also offering up one of the same Fabulous Pocket Fitteds in your choice of outer fabric!



BUY IT:
Head over to Cow Patties Cloth right now to buy a Famous Pocket Fitted (for only $18), or pick up something else new for your stash! Megs is offering all our readers a 10% DISCOUNT CODE -- just use promo code "TENOFF" at checkout to redeem your savings!

WIN IT:
Cow Patties Cloth is generously offering one lucky reader a Famous Pocket Fitted of your very own--in your choice of available fabric!


GIVEAWAY ENDS 4/3/11 at 11:59 PM MST
OPEN TO THE USA & CANADA
Please read all the Giveaway Policies and Rules before participating.
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1 - Follow the Cloth Diaper Contests & Giveaways blog with Google Friend Connect (leave username in comments if not obvious)

2 - Visit the Cow Patties Cloth and mention one other product from their shop that you'd like to try

3 - Purchase something from Cow Patties Cloth using the 10% coupon code "TENOFF" and include your order number/details in your comment (5 entries)

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7 - Mention this giveaway on Facebook, tagging ‘Cloth Diaper Contests & Giveaways’ and 'Cow Patties Cloth' 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)

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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 @CowPattiesCloth (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:

#Win a @CowPattiesCloth Famous Pocket Fitted diaper from @CDcontests (contest ends 4/3) http://ow.ly/4mk40 #clothdiapers

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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 3, 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.