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Remember that this promotion is ONLY valid this weekend: November 8th and 9th.

RULES
-"FREE one size diaper" has to be entered in the comments section at checkout. We are unable to give out free diapers once an order has been placed.
-Sorry, no previous or pending orders discounted.
-If a portion of your order is returned the FREE one size diaper needs to be returned in its new, unwashed condition. If it isn't returned we will deduct the retail charge from your return.
-Specific brand and colors are not available. We choose from our current stock.
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Weekend Super Saver Coupon!

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We had an awesome first week, and received 319 comments (plus a few duplicated comments that we deleted). We are very happy with the response the giveaway had and we are looking forward for next week's Fluff Friday!!

We are thrilled to announce this week's winner... We were peaking on her blog and she looks like a devoted mom and a very fun person... And...................................

CONGRATULATIONS, BETH!!!!! We are excited for you, and we hope to see a picture of your little boy "J" showing off his new diaper!!!

Please, fill out our contact form at Kelly's Closet with the the subject: "Fluff Friday Winner", and let us know the solid color of your Blueberry One Size Deluxe Diaper and your Swaddlebees/ Blueberry Wet Bag, along with your mailing address. We look forward to hear from you soon!

To all the participants that didnt had a chance to win, just stay tune for more giveaways, or go and shop at one of our stores with our great prices!

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Fluff Friday Winner from Week 1!!!!!

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You might have asked just who is this "Cloth Diaper Whisperer"? My name is Kelly Wels and I am the owner of Diaper Shops and run 4 online cloth diaper speciality stores.

I grew up in Maine most of my life since I was 6. My parents had a camp in Maine and moved from New York in the early 80's. I come from a very hard working family. My Dad owned his own landscaping business and from a very young age I had great work ethics. I graduated from a small high school in Bethel, ME as a member of the National Honor Society, ski team, and cross-country running team.

I attended colleges in both Maine and Florida and after changing majors a couple of times decided to get my degree in horticulture. I am licensed by the state as a Maine Certified Nursery-person and my official title in the non-cloth diapering world is Kelly Wels, MCN. I worked as a manager a nursery (plant nursery not a child nursery!) for several years and then worked as a sales representative for a bulb company based out of Holland.

After I had my first child, Olivia, in 1997 I decided that I wanted to stay at home with her. After my second child, Hanz, was born in 2000 I felt the need to contribute to the family income. In 2000, the idea of Kelly's Closet was born, and I launched the site on April 1st, 2001. I didn't even sell cloth diapers. I started selling boutique style baby clothing and it was a major flop!

After a few months with no sales I almost threw in the towel. When a couple of Moms emailed me asking if I could get cloth diapers as one of the clothing brands I carried also made cloth diapers, I honestly thought, "This is a joke- no one uses cloth diapers anymore." I did decide to order a few and within days they sold....and as they say-"The rest is history."

I now have 3 beautiful kids (Olivia, Hanz, & Riley) and a wonderful husband Scott and live in a 1794 farm-house at the top of hill in a small New England town called Waterford. It is a summer village and many people come here to vacation. In the winter the population dwindles to under 1500 as the snow keeps people away (see the picture of my house to the left last November before it "really" snowed). Last year I had snow that went over the top of my kitchen window!

What do I like to do in my spare time? I like to scrap book, love stamping cards, and gardening. I have to make a point of getting off the computer as I tend to over-work a lot! My goal this year is to spend more quality time with my kids. I am involved with our church and am starting to help out with our church's food pantry and a program called Waterford Santa. This program helps needy families in Waterford with gifts for children at Christmas.

Our family loves to have fun and we never act our age! Halloween this year was no exception. This year we all dressed like Candy! (see picture right) Olivia was Candy Corn, Hanz was Junior Mints, Riley was a Tootsie Roll, Scott was a Sugar Daddy, and I was a Reese's PB Cup! We went to the kids school Halloween party and had a blast!
I wouldn't change my life for anything. I have a wonderful family I love and adore, a home in a beautiful town, and a prospering business to the thanks of my customers.

I thank God everyday for the many blessings in my life!
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Who is the Cloth Diaper Whisperer? A personal look.

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Unwanted cloth diapers? What? Yes, we all have to admit it. There is a diaper or diapers in our cloth diaper stash that just didn't work for our baby. Also, when you know that you aren't having any more children donating your used cloth diapers to a worth while cause is so rewarding. Many customers will ask me if there is a place to donate their gentle used cloth diapers.
Miracle Diapers is the place we suggest. Here is a bit about Miracle Diapers:

"Our 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization is dedicated to providing cloth diapers, baby products, and natural living items to struggling families all over the world. We accept donations that were given generously by caring individuals and redistribute them to families who are in need of assistance.
The use of disposable products decreases resources, increases waste output, costs more, and has significant health risks. Through providing cloth diapers and other natural living alternatives to low income families, we aspire to increase the use of reusable items on a larger scale, therefore helping improve the environment."

With the current state of the economy there is an even greater need for donations of gently used diaper products. Here is a list of items Miracle Diapers will accept:

"We accept all items pertaining to cloth diapering; covers, cloth wipes, wool soaker, snappis, even fabric and sewing supplies. We accept used, seconds, and recycled diapers. We also accept slings, natural baby items, unused natural menstrual items, unused cloth nursing pads, and natural living products. Cash donations are joyously welcome as well, and are used to purchase diapers and to help cover shipping and advertising costs."

If you have some time this weekend go through your cloth diaper stash and evaluate it. There might be some items another baby could use!
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Miracle Diapers- A new home for your used cloth diapers

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The birth of a new baby is an exciting time for parents. I am amazed at how quickly newborns grow as I can't even believe my baby is almost 5 months already. I am emailed frequently on what are the best choices for a newborn. Newborn cloth diapering is more of a challenge to parents for the following reasons:


1) A newborn baby has the umbilical cord area that needs to be taken care of. This influences diapering choices.
2) Newborns grow very quickly and are in and out of sizes like a flash!

3) For the first few days baby has meconium- a thick, tar-like black substance for bowel movements.

I recommend the use of 3 different systems (or a combination of any of the brands):


1) All in One Diapers- If you want the easiest to use system I would recommend the bumGenius All in One Diaper in size X-Small or the Thirsties Pocket All in One Diaper in size X-Small. The bumGenius is much, much smaller cut than the Thirsties diaper and is wonderful for those first few weeks when you are getting used to a new baby, taking care of the umbilical cord area, and getting up every 1.5-2 hours to feed and change baby. With a newborn baby almost every change has a bowel movement so you are changing often so have the most absorbent diaper at this point really doesn't have to be a consideration. The bumGenius AIO Diaper in x-small is cut low enough that it doesn't interfere with the umbilical cord area.

The other option once baby is past the first couple of weeks and/or your baby was born at a higher than average birth weight is to use the Thirsties Pocket AIO. Both brands are quick and easy to change and makes changing at nighttime much, much easier than a 2 piece system. They are also ideal for those especially messy first few days of meconium bowel movements as the bowel movement doesn't stick as much to the suede cloth area that is touching baby's skin.
We used both of these brands on my son when he was a newborn. Pictured above is Riley 13 days old in a BumGenius All in One Diaper in size X-Small.

2) Fitted Diapers with covers- I feel the #1 newborn fitted diaper is the Kissaluvs in size 0. This truly fits a tiny baby, is super soft, and has a special v-notch at the top of the diaper to accommodate the cord area. Paired with a Thirsties Diaper Cover in X-Small this is a wonderful system. You can even make it more "fun" by getting the diapers in rich sherbet looking colors.

3) Chinese Prefold Diapers with covers- I would recommend this system for parents who are on a budget or just don't want to invest a lot of money in the first few weeks of diapering. This system is ideal for daytime use however I wouldn't recommend it for nighttime use just because it is harder to use than an all in one or fitted diaper. When you are sleep deprived the last thing you want to worry about is folding a prefold diaper and putting a cover on.

Note that the whatever system you use they will grow out of them very quickly! If you are worried about investing a lot of money into the newborn stages I would recommend the following:

1) After baby has outgrown the diapers you can sell them on the FSOT (For Sale or Trade) at Diaper Swappers. This way you can use the funds towards the next size up. Note-Used All in One Diapers have a higher re-sale value than fitteds or prefold diapers.

2) Do a combination of the above systems. Get a couple dozen prefolds and covers for daytime use and only 4-5 all in one diapers for nighttime use. The newborn prefolds make wonderful burp cloths or great inserts for pocket diapers at a later time.

3) If you plan on having more children remember that you can store your diapers in a climate controlled room and use them for the next baby!
Have any great tips on how you cloth diapered your newborn? Any questions on newborn diapering? Leave us a comment! We would love to hear from you.
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The Whisperer Answers: What diapers do I use on a newborn?

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Fuzzi Bunz are often called the workhorse of all reusable diapering systems because it works well and lasts and lasts. Fuzzi Bunz cloth diapers involve three key components:

1) a soft fleece layer that touches baby skin and keeps baby dry,

2) a pocket opening that holds an absorbent insert or other absorbent materials; and

3) a colorful outershell that keeps messes contained.

Why Choose Fuzzi Bunz? : Parents choose Fuzzi Bunz for several reasons.

1) It is the most well-known and trusted diaper on the market. After all, hundreds of thousands of moms can't be wrong!

2) Fuzzi Bunz are make with high quality materials and workmanship. The proof is in the snap closures that last and last unlike cloth diapers made with Velcro-like closures that often fray, snag and collect lint.

3) Fuzzi Bunz are super easy to use and wash. Parents simply knock solids in the toilet and then wash the entire diaper in their washing machine with a mild detergent. No remembering to put down the Velcro tabs, no picking lint/stickies out of Velcro (ick) and no unnecessary flap covering the pocket opening making it hard to get the insert out before washing.

4) Fuzzi Bunz are good for our planet. Because Fuzzi Bunz cloth diapers are so easy to use, wash and require no maintenance, moms actually stick with the product for years and years. This means millions of diapers are kept out of landfills!

About the Fuzzi Bunz Inventor: Fuzzi Bunz was invented by a mom like you! Tereson Dupuy founded Fuzzi Bunz in 1999 (almost 10 years ago!) after her middle son, Eden, suffered from chronic diaper rash. Chemicals in disposables irritated his skin and the clunky cloth diapers didn't keep him dry. Fed up, Tereson invented Fuzzi Bunz and has never looked back! Today, Tereson lives in Louisiana with her three children, Sarah, Eden and Bennett (pictured), and continues to run the business.
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Product Focus: Fuzzi Bunz

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What would you win? The winner will get a Blueberry One Size Deluxe Diaper AND a Swaddlebees/Blueberry Wet Bag!!!!!! A $35+ value!

What to do? Simply leave a comment telling us in ONE word: What is the most important reason why you are using cloth diapers? Don’t forget to leave a way for us to contact you if you're the winner. You don’t need to have a blog to win, but be sure to leave your email address if you don’t have one.

When? You should leave your comment before Thursday 6th at 9pm EST.

What else to know? You can make ONE comment PER DAY until the end time, which will increase your chances of winning. Please, don’t comment more than once in the same name or your comment will be deleted.

How? We will draw one winner randomly and will make a post with the winner on Friday 7th, and will notify the winner by blog or email that they've won.

Who can participate? US Residents and Canadians are welcome!

Good luck, and don’t forget to tell all your family and friends about the giveaway!
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.... WE WILL BE PUBLISHING THE WINNER TOMORROW.. COME BACK AND GOOD LUCK!!
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Fluff Fridays!!

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