Monday, April 14, 2014

The Great Canadian Cloth Diaper Blog Hop! #canadalovescloth (CAN Only) [CLOSED]

Welcome to the Great Canadian Cloth Diaper Hop, hosted by

Each amazing Canadian blogger participating has a great cloth diaper prize for you to win, worth at least $20, so after you enter mine, be sure to hop around to all the others in the linky! I am thrilled to have some wonderful Canadian bloggers on board and this couldn't have happened without all their support and from our incredible GRAND PRIZE sponsors!

The Grand Prize is Worth ~$145 Includes ALL of the Following:


One Custom Diaper from Butt-Ons Cloth Diapers (Custom value can be up to $32. SYOF (Send Your Own Fabric), or any available print for a OS Hybrid Fitted, or  a Right-On-Night-On night-time Hybrid Fitted)


The SAHM/WAHM behind Butt-Ons is Hollee, from the small town of Alexandria, Ontario. Her amazing toddlers were born 17 months apart, and they keep her (incredibly!) busy and young. She switched them to cloth diapers after having major sensitive skin issues, and found that even the PUL in certain diapers irritated them. Her sister introduced her to hybrid fitteds, and she started making diapers for her kids. She was quickly asked to make some for friends/relatives/as baby shower gifts, and Butt Ons was born!  While there are different Butt Ons, including Itty Bitties for newborns and Right-On-Night-Ons (RONOs) for night-time, every single Butt On is a hybrid fitted diaper, giving loads of absorbency while maintaining breathability for those tender little bums.  While most hybrid fitted diapers have inserts that snap in, Butt Ons inserts lay in, providing a trimmer fit, and the ability to move the insert to where you need absorbency the most! Hollee is always on the lookout for fun and unique prints, and every single diaper is quality-controlled and checked before it goes out the door.

One Funky Fluff Bamboo Fusion 3-in1 Diaper from Lil' Monkey Cheeks (Winners choice of colour or print)

Lil' Monkey Cheeks is based in Whitby, ON Canada and offers natural, organic, and eco-friendly products to customers in Durham Region and across Canada and US. Renee, who owns the store, is  a work at home mom who lives and breathes cloth diapers! She prides herself in carrying products that she and her 15month old son personally use and love.  They offer free shipping on orders over $79 and also carry many other natural parenting products. Learn more about Lil' Monkey Cheeks by visiting http://www.lilmonkeycheeks.ca
One Night Time Package from Snappy Nappies (Winners choice of boy/girl/gn colour or print) The Night Time Package includes one fluffy, thirsty charcoal bamboo fleece inner and 2+3 charcoal bamboo/microfiber insert and one heavy wetter insert made of a super absorbent Zorb 2.0 core sandwiched between 2 layers of organic bamboo fleece, with an extra layer of zorb 2.0 where it counts for boys and for girls.


The Mission of Snappy Nappies, is they believe cloth diapering should be easy, affordable and fun! They strive to offer great quality products, friendly service and straightforward advice. Their goal is to help you save money and decrease your ecological footprint, providing a better, brighter future for all our children. The awesome owners Christy & Kealey were married in 2009 and are the proud parents of 2 beautiful boys, C & H. They started cloth diapering in spring of 2011 and are eager to share their love of cloth! After 2 1/2 years of using cloth pocket diapers, they finally found a nighttime diaper that works for both their boys. Zero leaks. Dry mornings. It is their Charcoal Bamboo Fleece Diaper paired with their Signature Heavy Wetter Insert.
One Large Itzy Ritzy Weg Bag & Two Snack Bags from Moms and Babes (Prizes are as shown in the Social Circles Print)

Moms & Babes is a home-based online retail shop in Cochrane, Alberta Canada. Sarah, the WAHM behind Moms & Babes, has been a cloth-diapering mom for nearly 3 years with 2 little ladies still in cloth and she LOVES to talk about diapers! The shop offers a large assortment of products for everyone in the family; over 10 brands of cloth diapers; laundry care and diaper accessories; Canadian made all-natural skin care products for everyone; Kids swim gear; feeding accessories for kids of all ages; and organic foods and snacks! They have yummy items, fun items, practical items, and items you just can't possibly live without! Moms & Babes welcomes the opportunity to serve its customers either in their home-based, fully stocked shop or online at www.momsandbabes.ca.

Motherease Uno AIO Diaper from Thinking About Cloth Diapers (Prize is as shown in Oceans Print with winners choice of size medium or large)

Every parent wants what’s best for their baby, but many parents don’t have time to do tons of research.  Cloth diapers don’t have to be hard, but with so much information available, they can seem overwhelming!  Thinking About Cloth Diapers is a website that was designed with busy parents in mind.  Full of well researched articles, Thinking About Cloth Diapers has helped many new parents find the information they need to get started with cloth diapers. Thinking About Cloth Diapers is written by the fabulous Canadian mama Celeste, and is full of information for both US and Canadian parents!
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ENTER TO WIN THE GRAND PRIZE WORTH ~$140

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Cloth Diaper Contests & Giveaways and the Great Canadian Cloth Diaper Hop participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations. This giveaway is open to residents of Canada only. Winner will be chosen using Rafflecopter and notified by email and/or facebook. Winner has 48 hours to respond before the prize is forfeited and a new winner is chosen. Prize is shipped from all sponsors. This giveaway is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, nor associated with Facebook. By entering, you release Facebook from any responsibility and understand that the information entered on this form will not be disclosed to Facebook.
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The Great Canadian Cloth Diaper Hop is hosted by Cloth Diaper Contests & Giveaways and runs from April 14th - April 29th





Sunday, April 13, 2014

Win 20 Pocket Cloth Diapers, Accessories & More (US & CAN) [CLOSED]


2nd Annual Great Spring Cloth Giveaway. Over $400 in Prizes!


I am excited to help celebrate the launch of the 2nd Annual Great Spring Cloth Giveaway. It is finally spring. For so many of us Canadians & Americans all over you know I really mean finnnnnallllly. The weather is getting warmer, wetter and none of those pesky mosquitoes are out yet. It is even finally ok to sun diapers outside again (well mostly I think haha).

From April 14 – May 5th you can enter to win an amazing cloth diaper prize pack with everything you need to start cloth diapering or just expand your stash.

Prize includes 20 pocket style cloth diapers, wipe cubes, Goodmama wipe cloths, Bumble multi use zip up bags, an amber teeth necklace/anklet set and some other fabulous cloth diaper goodies.


Great Spring Cloth Giveaway is hosted by Thinking Outside The Sandbox: Family, Flip Size Canada and From The Stash.

Special thanks to the following businesses/bloggers for helping with shipping costs (this prize box is going to be HUGE!) – A Mother’s Design, The Inquisitive Mom, Creative Kids, Surviving Chaos, Your Modern Family, Zephyr Hill, Cloth Diaper Contests, The Anti June Cleaver, More Than A Mom of Three, The Parenting Patch, Jen’s Butterfly Bowtique, Thinking About Cloth Diapers, Livin' La Vida Eco and Housewife Mama.

How do I enter this amazing giveaway?
Enter using the Gleam widget below. One lucky winner will win everything. Enter as many (or as few) times as you would like.

Good Luck!

The Great Spring Cloth giveaway is open to both USA and Canada.

The Great Spring Cloth Diaper Giveaway

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Funky Fluff Fusion Bamboo 2.0 3-in-1 Cloth Diaper Review & Giveaway {CLOSED}

(the amazing ladies at Funky Fluff provided me their product free for the purposes of this review, & Canada Cloth Diapers, however all thoughts and opinions provided are my own)
I was very excited to be approached by Canada Cloth Diapers & Funky Fluff to do this review. Funky Fluff was one of those brands I have myself read a lot about and have seen around a ton lately online and in one of my favourite local cloth diaper stores Two Mothers. They seem to have shot up in popularity the past two years and I was perplexed by the 3-in-1 claim. I was further intrigued (and excited) when two close friends of mine also chose to use Funky Fluff as their starter stash of choice. I went into this review curious and actually quite skeptical. Turns out, Funky Fluff is a diaper that I would absolutely recommend having at least one of in your stash (or more haha). 

THE RUN DOWN

3-in-1 Fusion Diaper *designed to be used as an "All-in-1", "All-in-2" AND "pocket diaper"
One Size (fits approximately 7lbs-35lbs)
Waterproof PUL Outer (polyurethane laminated polyester)
Bamboo Terry Inner (80% bamboo viscose and 20% polyester)
1x Small Soaker - 4 layers of bamboo blend terry (80% bamboo viscose and 20% polyester) 
1x Large Soaker - 5 layers of bamboo blend terry (80% bamboo viscose and 20% polyester)
Double Snaps Including Cross Over 
Waterproof Strip across the top/wait of the diaper (significantly reduces leaks from the front)
2 x 4 rise settings 

Manufactured in China *chosen using extensive research using a strict/selective process 
*Also available in a Stay Dry 3-in-1 System*


How Funky Fluff Describes "3-in1"
Pocket Diaper - stuff the soaker inside to use as a pocket diaper
AI2 - lay the soaker on top and snap in place to use as an AI2
AIO - snap the soaker completely inside the pocket to use as an AIO

THE JUDGEMENT


Absorbency ***+/****
Very happy with the bamboo in terms of the extra absorbency properties, but I was a bit on the fence on this one because I have a heavy wetter. At my house we absolutely use both inserts all the time during the day because the 'heavy' 5layer insert alone is not enough for my super soaker. The pocket feature does however make it easy to customize additional absorbency. We don't use pocket diapers at night at my house, but if you have a 'normal' night time wetter you could probably get away with it stuffing something heftier inside. The inserts are 4 & 5 layer bamboo terry and crazy trim, but don't seem to be quite enough for us at naps or long daytime stretches.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Aden + Anais Dream Blanket Giveaway (Can & US) {CLOSED}


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I never discovered Aden + Anais until my first was almost 6months old, and only the amazing swaddle blankets (by far better to swaddle with than anything else and I tried almost everything). I didn't even see a dream blanket in person until after my second was born, and boy did I fall in LOVE! So big, so soft and actually worth every penny! Will last birth to toddler no problem, and is especially great for mamas like me with cold weather most of the year.

Aden + Anais dream blankets are 5 layers of soft, pillowy muslin. Muslin is lightweight and breathable, making it a great option even for newborns, giving parents a peace of mind. It's nature makes it practical even in the warmer weather, and perfect for the mild temperatures of spring!