Sunday, June 29, 2014

An Interview with Cloth Diaper Kids.com & Canada Day Giveaway {CAN Only}



I LOVE getting to know WAHMs & Cloth Diaper Retailers! It is such an awesome part of what I get to do. There are some AMAZING women & families out there that I have had the pleasure of interacting with. I am excited to introduce to you the Company and Mama (Stephanie) behind the Alberta based online cloth diaper retailer Cloth Diaper Kids.com

What would you like to tell us about Cloth Diaper Kids.com?

We are in our 5th year of business, which is a long time for a cloth diaper store!  We consider ourselves a specialty cloth boutique.  90% of what we carry is cloth diapers and cloth diaper accessories.  We strive to provide a large selection of 10 of the best brands for baby’s bum.  Serving Grande Prairie and Edmonton, Alberta locally and Canada wide via shipping, we stand behind our almost 6 years of personal cloth diapering experience to find a solution that works for you!

You call yourself cloth diaper experts.  Why?

We’ve been at this a long time. We’ve cloth diapered straight from day 1 on a newborn, we cloth diaper overnight, we’ve used hybrids and fitteds with wool and we’ve cloth diapered toddlers and potty learners.  We’ve diapered babies that were breastfed and formula fed, used diaper sprayers and flushable liners, one size, sized, side snapped, snap down and fold over rise diapers.  We’ve tried all the synthetic fabrics and all the natural fabrics.  We’ve helped customers deal with hard water, soft water and well water with all kinds of different washing machines, detergents and additives.  We’ve helped mamas who were cloth diapering because of allergies, skin sensitivities and hip dysplasia and those who were dealing with fit issues, leaking or smells.  We’ve tried every brand and type of diaper and done tons of fittings on big, little, short and tall babies.  Yes, we know our stuff  and yes we can help you too.

Stephanie - Tell us a bit more about yourself & your family?

I am Married with 3 lovely kiddos.  We've been cloth diapering for almost 6 years now and we have done it all.  Cloth diapered a baby and toddler at the same time, cloth diapered straight from day 1 at the hospital, used fitteds and wool, you name it we've done it or tried it and we've helped hundreds of families cloth diaper their own families with Cloth Diaper Kids.com.

Tell me a bit about your personal cloth diaper journey?

A couple of interesting stories come to mind. At one point, with our newest baby who was 2 months old, we were getting overwhelmed with all 3 kids and adjusting to our bigger family and we ended up putting baby in disposables at night.  After about a week in disposables, he got a high fever and ended up in the hospital for 3 days with a UTI (urinary tract infection).  While we were in pediatrics we asked the doctors/nurses if it had anything to do with our cloth diapers - their response - cloth diapers were far better and that disposables can cause infections in some children.  Needless to say we were not lazy anymore and he will never wear another disposable again!

And another one I laugh about - Somehow a penny got stuck in one of our kid's diapers and when we went to change them, they had a maple leaf imprint on their butt lol. (Especially funny considering the prize and timing of this giveaway haha

What makes Cloth Diaper Kids.com different from other stores/options?

We are very Canadian! Lots of online stores will ship anywhere.  Not us.  Canada only.  Why?  For one, this practice supports our national economy, but the main reason, and perhaps the best is because we carry a lot of big brands who do exclusive or limited edition diapers and restricting our shipping to within Canada means Canadians can have a better shot at getting their hands on them, rather than having them all snapped up by buyers over the border.

What is your personal favourite cloth diaper & Why?

That's tough...ummm, I'm currently in love with Blueberry Simplex All In Ones.  Fantastic company, domestically made diapers, amazing quality and fit, they dry super fast and you have the option of either cotton or stay dry on the bum just by flipping the tongue style insert one way or the other.

What are the most exciting things going on at your store right now?  Here’s the top 3 big things we’ve been up to lately:

#1) Custom made Canada Day diapers for patriotic little bums from Bottombumpers.  You won’t find these anywhere else in Canada and these adorable diapers are available just in time for Canada Day.  Enter to win one below or visit our website to see other options available:
http://clothdiaperkids.com/brands/bottombumbers.html
#2) We teamed up with Delish Naturals to create a custom Yum Bum Butter that is cloth diaper safe and available exclusively at Cloth Diaper Kids!  Available now, it’s lightly scented with Bergamot and Neroli (highly recommended for baby skin) and fights redness, diaper rash, dry skin and more!

#3) We are welcoming the bumGenius line to our store!  We’re very excited about this new addition and can’t wait to offer you this line of fantastic products.  Stay tuned for their arrival by following our Facebook page or newsletter.

Hope you enjoyed getting to know Stephanie and Cloth Diaper Kids! She had graciously decided to giveaway one of these totally awesome Bottombumpers AIO cloth diapers! Narrow throught the crotch and very absorbent these high quality diapers are made in the USA, feature an organic natural fabric interior and are custom embroidered just for Cloth Diaper Kids.  The soakers are 4 layers of 100% Certified Organic Cotton and topped with Organic Bamboo Velour/Rayon (98% organic bamboo/cotton, 2% poly in the backing).

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Friday, June 27, 2014

{CLOSED} Cloth Diaper Inserts Review & Giveaway from Calgary Cloth Diaper Depot {US & CAN}

Win Your Choice of Insert: AppleCheeks, Hemp Babies, FLIP

(the amazing owner of Calgary Cloth Diaper Depot provided me these 3 inserts for the purposes of this review,  however all thoughts and opinions provided are my own)

Are you having a hard time figuring out what kinds of inserts to use in your pocket cloth diapers or in your covers? Calgary Cloth Diaper Depot & I want to help you figure it out! The wonderful Miranda sent me three VERY different inserts to try out and share my thoughts!

1. Flip Night Time Organic Cotton Insert
2. Hemp Babies Little Weeds Insert
3. AppleCheeks Bamboo/Organic Cotten Fleece
I tested each of the three inserts in the following three different sizes of pocket cloth diapers:
AppleCheeks Size Two (aprox. 7.3" wide), FuzziBunz One Size (aprox. 5.3" wide), Sunbaby One Size (aprox. 5.7" wide)

Hemp Babies Little Weeds Insert

- Made with two layers hemp fleece composed of 55% Hemp, 45% Certified organic cotton, serged with natural thread and seamed to ease folding. Available in both a small and a large size, were specifically designed to fit in a small or medium pocket diaper. (made by Cotton Babies) (bifolded = 4 layers)
- Measured aprox. 12.3" in width before washing, Measured aprox. 10.0" in width after washing/prepping
- In an 'off the bum' test of how much it could hold, it held about 1/2 cup of water after around 3 washes, and after it was fully prepped about 2/3 cup of water
Purchase at CCDD for $9.95 CAD each

The Hemp Babies insert was the "smallest" in size of all three inserts, but I if I had to pick, I really loved this one best! It was super trim, the easiest to fold (even according to DH), and held its own when it came to my heavy wetter! It did not fit the best into the wide AppleCheeks diaper bifolded, but it was a perfect fit in both my Fuzzibunz and my Sunbaby. I do have a soft spot for hemp inserts - they just seem to work better for my little one.

Hemp Babies Insert Laid On Top of Sunbaby Diaper

AppleCheeks Bamboo/Organic Cotten Fleece Insert

- Made with three layers of ultra-soft 70% rayon from bamboo/30% organic cotton fleece (trifolded = 9 layers) 
- Measured aprox. 16.5" in length before washing, Measured aprox. 14.9" in length after washing/prepping
- In an 'off the bum' test of how much it could hold, it held about 1/4 cup of water after around 3 washes, and after it was fully prepped it was ever so close to 3/4 cup of water
Purchase at CCDD for $10.95 CAD each

The AppleCheeks insert was a very close second place to the Hemp Babies in my mind. It took some getting used to, I wasn't a fan at first. But it was also very trim, and more versatile because it could be bifolded or trifolded, and it certainly did a great job at holding in the liquid most importantly! It acutally seemed to fit pretty well in all three diapers. 
AppleCheeks Insert Laid On Top of Sunbaby Diaper

FLIP Night Time Organic Cotton Insert

- Made with two layers of 100% Organic Cotton (trifolded = 6 layers)
- Measured aprox. 17.5" in length before washing, measured aprox. 16.5" in length after washing/prepping
- In an 'off the bum' test of how much it could hold, it held about 1/4 cup of water after around 3 washes, and after it was fully prepped about ever so close to a full 1cup of water
- Purchase at CCDD for $29.95 CAD for a package of two ($15 each ish)

The FLIP insert was my least favourite, but not because it didn't work amazingly! This thing can hold a ton of pee! If you are using pockets at night, especially something big like an AppleCheeks size 2 or with a toddler, try this one out for sure! I have only 1 lonely AC in my stash, the majority of my pockerts are tiny Fuzzibunz and this baby was just too huge for most of my pockets (this is by far the largest and bulkiest of the three inserts).
FLIP Insert Laid On Top Of Sunbaby Diaper

Calgary Cloth Diaper Depot

Calgary Cloth Diaper Depot is a family run business located in Calgary, Alberta Canada owned by the amazing Miranda. Besides running her business Miranda stays at home with her 4 kids and have been cloth diapering for almost 6 consecutive years.  They recently added their latest diaper model to their family, a baby girl.  Besides her love of Cloth Diaper Miranda also is passionate about gardening, crafting with her kids and weekend trips to the mountains with her family.  Calgary Cloth Diaper Depot grew shortly after the birth of their first baby when Miranda saw a need for one place to buy name brand diapers online at prices families can afford.  They carry only the brands they have fallen in love with for their family.

 Fast forward 4 years and Calgary Cloth Diaper Depot not only strives to have the best customer service in the industry but they also give back to the community by donating proceeds from their sales to families in need.  Their website caters to new parents with a great Test Drive Program where you can try before you buy, multipack discounts on top brands and generates excitement with Giveaways and Flash Sales on their Facebook Page.  Take advantage of their Free SHIPPING on all AppleCheeks products made here in Canada!

You can also celebrate with Calgary Cloth Diaper Depot this Holiday Week June 30th-July 6th when they showcase their favorite brands at fantastic prices! Make sure you also enter to win Bumgenius Jules on their Facebook Page and receive 10 bonus entries with purchase. To check out the sale Click Here!

I hope all you amazing followers will make sure to check them out on Facebook and help them reach the huge 10,000 Facebook fans Milestone! HUGE thanks to some awesome bloggers for jumping and joining the fun too! Be sure to check out MyItsyCrunchy Livin' Mama StyleAll Natural Mom 101mama pure, and Life of a Southern Mom.

ENTER TO WIN AN INSERT OF YOUR CHOICE (of the three featured brands)

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Nommy's Nappies Giveaway {US Only} [CLOSED]

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Welcome to the Nommy's Napies Giveaway sponsored by Nommy's Nappies and hosted by All Natural Mom 101.

One lucky reader of Cloth Diaper Contests & Giveaways and AllNaturalMom101 will win a Nommy's Nappies  size Small/Petite All-in-One Cloth Diaper. Winner will get to choose between a girl or gender neutral print. Diaper approximately fits from 8lbs-20lbs.

The Giveaway Starts June 12th-June 24th.

Open to US residents only.

Be sure to check out All Natural Mom 101's Reviews on Nommy's Nappies size Small AIO Diaper HERE!

Enter the giveaway via Giveaway Tool below.
Good Luck!

Disclosure: This Blog and all other promoting bloggers have not been compensated in any form for this publication, nor are they responsible for the fulfillment of the prize. Please contact Kaitlyn at Allnaturalmom101@gmail.com  if you have any questions, comments or concerns. Thank you

Monday, June 9, 2014

The Rebecca Foundation's Cloth Diaper Closet Giveaway {US/CAN} [CLOSED]

I am happy I can be a part of this amazing giveaway! Please take the time to read through this post about the foundation and this great event! ~ April

Eleven years ago on June 9th, my life was changed for the better. My gorgeous, amazing and precocious daughter Rebecca was born. She has always been my inspiration, brings out the best in who I am, and without her insightful question “The Rebecca Foundation’s Cloth Diaper Closet” would have never been.

In celebration of Rebecca we are officially launching our Cloth for All campaign (#cloth4all) designed to break the stigma surrounding cloth diapers. Its purpose is to help teach the world one family at a time that today’s cloth diapers are simple, safe, and environmentally responsible not to mention “OH! So cute!”. We truly believe that regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, economical background or geographical location, anyone can cloth diaper.

We put the our team to work behind the scenes reaching out to some amazing companies that we wanted to do a HUGE giveaway celebration for the launch of our campaign and our brand new website. The immediate and overwhelming response from sponsors and bloggers was more than we expected. These amazing companies believed in what we are doing and were 100% on board for celebrating this event by providing some incredible gifts that we will happily pass along to you.


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Now I know what you are saying, that is an AWFUL lot on that form….now trust me when I say this that it will be well worth the few moments to complete it. You will not only be supporting TRFCDC but also each one of these companies ran by hard working mom and dads, just like you. You may even discover a company you never heard of and find that perfect product you have been looking for.

For this giveaway we will have 1 grand prize winner with a total estimated retail value of $1000.00. Be sure to follow this blog and The Rebecca Foundation’s Cloth Diaper Closet Facebook page for updates.

<3 Amanda La Bell

 Founder and Executive Director of The Rebecca Foundation's Cloth Diaper Closet



Disclaimer:  This giveaway is open to the US and Canada only and to readers 18 or older please.  The winner will be emailed and will have 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be drawn.  The participating bloggers and TRFCDC are not responsible for prize fulfillment.  


Sunday, June 1, 2014

Win an Oko Creations Change Pad (via Maman Loup's Den) [CLOSED]


Practical, portable, pretty... and perfectly eco-friendly: Öko Creations' change pads fit this description to a... P! Made of soft, organic cotton and backed with waterproof recycled polyester laminate, these gorgeous change pads are compact enough for even a tiny diaper bag but attractive enough to leave out 24/7 on the change table.

To celebrate the long-awaited month of June and the arrival of a new Öko-Bébé, Cloth Diaper Contests & Giveaways is helping Öko give away a change pad in your choice of print! (Check out what's available here.)

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Fine print: This giveaway is open to residents of Canada and the US. It runs from midnight, EST between June 1 & 2 until midnight, EST between June 15 & 16. This blog is not responsible for prize fulfilment. The winner will be contacted by email and must reply within 48 hours or another winner will be chosen.

Spray Pal Giveaway (& Review by Maman Loup's Den) [CLOSED]

"The Mess Free Way To Spay"

I am excited to partner with the fabulous Lindsay aka Maman Loup! She has done a review of the popular cloth diaper sprayer splatter shield, Spray Pal, and they are giving one to you too of course! I have gone the no diaper sprayer route at my house, and so did she, so whether or not you have a sprayer, certainly take a read as she shares her experience with this creative cloth diaper accessory product! She has an awesome blog so please take a quick read of her review here:  Maman Loup's Review

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Enter to Win The Prize Here:


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Disclaimer: Open to US & Canada.
This blog is not responsible for prize fulfillment.
Winner will be notified by email and must reply within 48 hours or another winner will be chosen. Giveaway is open from midnight EST June 1 and closes at midnight, EST on June 15.