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Fluff Fridays - Week 19 *** CLOSED ***

Welcome to this week's giveaway!

What would you win:

3- Sew in love DOLL cloth diapers with or without PUL (your choice of fabric)
$30 dollars gift card at Kelly's Closet

What to do? Simply leave a comment telling us hwhat are you doing to teach your kids about cloth diapering? What kind of play strategies do you use to help them be more conscious about it when they are older? 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, March 12th at 8pm EST.
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How? We will draw one winner randomly with an "Online Number Generator" and will make a post with the winner on Friday, March 13th, and will notify the winner by blog or email that they've won.

Who can participate? US Residents and Canadians are welcome!

Important note about the winner: If we havent hear from the winner by the closing time of next week's giveaway, we will be choosing another winner that will be published TOGETHER with next week's winner. We promise to do our best to get in contact with the winners. Canadians winners will be responsable for shipping costs.

Good luck, and don’t forget to tell all your family and friends about the giveaway! In case that you don't win, what a better person to win that a friend of yours!!

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Suzy said...

The stategies I use to help my kids know their empactis that I lead by example. WE recycle and we have the boys put the bottles in the bin, or the paper, etc. This year the boys and I will be planting a garden to grow our food, show them that we can have a part in nature.

EdenSky said...

commented on Sew in love product focus

EdenSky said...

My girls use handkerchiefs for doll diapers.

Kelly said...

I left a comment on the "Product Focus: Sew in Love Doll Diapers" post.

Kelly said...

I left a comment on the "My girls and her dolls" post.

Life of an Ebert wife said...

I wasn't sure where I wanted to post or comment this. My new Shape Mag.(has Juile louis-drifus, Elaine from sienfield on the cover) talks about ways to go Green and it talks about cloth diapers and why NOT to go that route. My fav quote goes something like," what bearly eyed parent has time to wash diapers". I have yet to concieve my 1st child, but my husband and I have decieded to use cloth when the time comes. I was so mad and just thought to share.

michelle said...

I let them "help" me change my baby's diaper by picking out the color and doing whatever else they can.
tolsmamm@juno.com

mearat said...

I have never used cloth so my son has no idea. If we were to win I know he would be all about using the little ones on his cookie monster and monkey dolls.

mearat said...

I am a follower

mearat said...

I am a subscriber

Kimberly said...

My daughter is only an infant, but will grow up only knowing cloth! If we ever have another child (ugh...haha) that baby would be cloth diapered, too, so Nora would have first hand experience of it when she was a little older.

Kimberly said...

I am a follower

Kimberly said...

I am a facebook fan!!

Kimberly said...

I commented on "Product Focus: Sew in Love Doll Diapers"

Kimberly said...

I commented in "My girls and her dolls"

Beloved Daughter said...

So you have made me think for answers to this question. But My next answer is that I talk about cloth diapers to other Mom's (maybe a little too passionately but oh well) And some have even switched over. This I think will influence my daughter in the future versus right now since she is only a year and a half.

eyeatman@gmail.com

Kelly said...

I missed yesterday's comment but was thinking about it all day. I have boys and for some reason never really talked to them about the whole cloth diaper reasoning. Maybe it's because they don't play with dolls and that specific opening wasn't there. But then yesterday I got thinking about the movie WALL-E, which is one of my oldest sons favorite movies. The premise of the movie is that the Earth is covered with so much trash everyone must leave Earth and live in space. Well, I thought, what a great opening to start to share one of the many reasons why we use cloth diapers with my son. I will keep you posted on how it goes.

Kelly said...

Here is my extra comment #1 for posting on Saturday.

Kelly said...

I am a follower

Liz said...

I commented in "product focus- sew in love doll diapers"!

Liz said...

I had my daughter make the wipe solution this weekend. (We use kissaluvs diaper potion concentrate). I explained to her what a concentrate was...it was a science lesson and "green" leeson all-in-one!

Andrea said...

NEAT! This is so cute, my daughter would have much fun with these.

mommainflipflops AT gmail.com

Andrea said...

I have your button on my review site.

http://mommainflipflops2.blogspot.com

AScott said...

Posted a comment on Product Focus.

AScott said...

I think cloth diapers for dolls are a great way to teach your kids about cloth diapers!

Katrina said...

I left comment on Product Focus Sew in Love doll diapers

Katrina said...

Since I have two little boys that don't play with dolls, I have to teach them about not wasting things in other ways. Every evening my oldest helps take food waste to the composter, and he helps put things in the recycling bin. When it comes to cloth diapers, he does help me with the laundry - even puts his baby brother's fluff away for me.

Angela Sundara... etc said...

I commented on the "Extra Comments" opportunity. So this is entry 1:3

Angela Sundara... etc said...

I commented on the "Extra Comments" opportunity. So this is entry 2:3

Angela Sundara... etc said...

I commented on the "Extra Comments" opportunity. So this is entry 3:3

Melissa said...

I will encourage my daughter to choose what color diaper she would like to wear.
langems@gmail.com

Matt, Sara and Kinsley :) said...

Product Focus: Sew in Love Doll Diapers: left a comment

Matt, Sara and Kinsley :) said...

I will teach my kids about cloth diapering by leading by example...is there really a better way?

the momma said...

Getting the children involved in the activities we believe in (recycling, composting, cloth diapering, etc) has been the most authentic way to teach them! It just becomes natural... and since they already think it is easy/ fun/ THE way to do it, it will most likely become their belief as well!

Jess said...

commented in the product focus

Jess said...

We talk about how much money we save by using cloth ;) My oldest gets the concept of money & so it's nice to be able to sit down & have a chat with him about how much my sister is wasting on sposies & how much were saving by using cloth ;)

Monique said...

My older daughter likes to help pick out fabric and snaps for sewing her sister's cloth diapers with. She also get to help cut out wipes.
-Monique (mnlefty at gmail dot com)

Anonymous said...

I taught my 5yo son how to snappi on a prefold last Saturday!! :)

threekstrio at yahoo dot com

Upstatemomof3 said...

I commented on Raising Crunchy Kids…

Angela said...

commented on: "Raising Crunchy Kids…"

Angela said...

I have them help me out... stuff diapers, fold wipes, pick out diapers... it all gets them use to having cloth araound:)

TheOGMamaBear said...

Lilian is becoming more and more into her dolls lateley. I'm studying sociology and it really interests me. We don't have gender specific toys at out home and allow her to choose what she plays with, encouragin her to play with anything. I wonder if she's choosing dolls more frequently now to imitate me. If I win maybe changing a dolls diaper will help her let me change her diapers more frequently!! She hates diaper time! Although I bet she likes it more than she did when we used paper diapers!

TheOGMamaBear said...

I commented on ""Raising Crunchy Kids…"

Kristen said...

I was a cloth diapered baby, and although cloth diapering has certainly improved since the 80s, my mother was always positive regarding her experience (you kids never had diaper rash, you both potty trained quickly and easily, and I changed you every time you peed rather than your brother's wife who waits until the diaper is sagging). Anyway, I think hearing those positive comments, even though I never saw her diaper anyone (I'm the youngest) and don't remember her diapering me, made me encouraged to try cloth diapering with my children.

Anonymous said...

I discuss with my preschooler how God gave the earth to us so that we will take care of it. Aidan knows that cloth diapers are better for the earth along with other choices that we make like recycling.

mjones_82 @yahoo.com

Melissa said...

Commented on "Raising Crunchy kids"
langems@gmail.com

melissa said...

I would like to teach my children about being good stewards of our resources which includes cloth diapering.
langems@gmail.com

one day in the life of me said...

I commented on,"Raising Crunchy Kids."

Kimberly said...

We also plan to start including cloth diapers in all of our baby-shower gifts. Hopefully I can convert another friend (already convinced one to start with her next baby!) and Nora will see more and more babies being cloth diapered as she grows.

Kimberly said...

I commented in "Raising Crunchy Kids…"

Kristin said...

My daughter loves to do everything I do - including laundry - we have had to institute the policy that she can help me push the buttons to start the washing machine but that mommy needs to put the diapers in the machine by herself...

k.hofferberth@gmail.com

Kristin said...

I commented on the "raising crunch kids" post

k.hofferberth@gmail.com

Brena said...

I'm a follower

Brena said...

I'm a facebook friend

Brena said...

I am a subscriber

Brena said...

I commented on "Raising Crunchy Kids…"

Brena said...

I commented on Sew in Love Product Focus

Brena said...

Andy is too little to learn intentional lessons so everything we're doing is just leading by example. In our lives we try to be frugal and efficient and not wasteful. He'll grow up sorting recycling and compost and will hopefully never so much as consider throwing anything away without putting thought into where it should go (or if it is even ready to be thrown away at all)

Maggie said...

My son and I have talked about cloth diapering together and we diaper his stuffed animals while we wait for his sister to be born. 2 weeks!

Maggie said...

I left a comment on "Raising Crunchy Kids…"

Suzy said...

I commented on "Raising Crunchy Kids"

Suzy said...

Yesterday I had my 3 1/2 y/o help me with diapers, (he loves doing laundery and dishes, he is my dream child LOL)he asked me why I was putting the thing in the diaper and told him how it held Kylie's potty, he seemed very interested and it made me proud. I didn't think about it until this weeks question, but just the little everyday things we are teaching our children. It has inspired me to do more.

angelina said...

hi, i posted comment today on crusty kids.

Erika said...

I commented on Raising Crunchy Kids.

ireland 241 at adelphia dot net

Erika said...

I think the idea of leading by example is so important. Right now its small things like not wasting napkins and turning off lights when not needed.

ireland 241 at adelphia dot net

team krasean said...

We try to talk to our children about why we use cloth diapers. And, in general, teach them about creating less waste, recycling, etc. I'm getting some good ideas about having the kids help with putting them together, away in drawers, etc. from other responses! It's great!

Sara in Seattle said...

commented on Raising Crunchy Kids

Sara in Seattle said...

another, less conscious, way my daughter will learn about cloth diapers is just through osmosis, since I surely talk about them a lot! It's a bit scary how much she is already observing the world around her!

Beloved Daughter said...

I would always smell the diapers coming out of the dryer to make sure they smell clean and now as I stuff my pocket diapers my daughter pulls the diapers out the laundry basket to "smell" everyone.

eyeatman@gmail.com

Amanda said...

Commented on "Raising Crunchy Kids…"

Amanda G.

Katrina said...

I left a comment on "Raising Crunchy Kids"

Katrina said...

I'm kind of "crunchy", and definitely want to teach my children how to live a greener life. My son is almost three, and he already knows about composting and recycling. He even helps with this tasks. AS for the CDing - he helps me with the laundry, and even puts away his baby brothers diapers after I fold/stuff them.

Liz said...

I commented on "raising crunchy kids"

Kelly said...

As I posted yesterday, I decided to talk to my oldest son, who is 4 1/2 about why we use cloth diapers. His response was "we use them so we can use them again" I made me think about one of his favorite songs by Jack Johnson, "The 3R's - Reduce, Reuse & Recycle" He has even sang it at school in his music class. It was a great opening to the whole discussion and we even talked about WALL-E which is where I thought I was going with it to start with. Thanks for bringing up this topic to enforce the reason why we should talk to our kids about cloth.

Liz said...

DD#2 loves helping me load the washer (but only the CD!), a little weird but I'm not going to complain! My girls help me with so much, helping with the cloth diapers is just another thing they do. I love my "little mommies"!

the momma said...

commented on the "Raising Crunchy Kids…" post

the momma said...

Mostly we teach by doing- through our example- with some pointed discussions to illuminate our reasons. They've also overheard my several convincing discussions with our friends- 2 cloth converts so far!

Jess said...

my comment for today hmmm i let my older boys take turns picking out which diap Ry is going to wear ;)

michelle said...

We just teach by example, letting our older kids help as much as they can to change our baby's diapers.
tolsmamm@juno.com

Jess said...

commented in the crunchy kid post

Kira said...

i commented on house full of girls...

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Upstatemomof3 said...

I commented on "A house full of girls, a house full of dolls"

Melissa said...

My 3.5 year old son helps me take out the recyling and helps with sorting/stuffing diaper laundry. He knows that each of these are good for the Earth. He doesn't play with dolls but my soon-to-be one year old daughter already has a large doll collection thanks to relatives.

mjones_82 @yahoo.com

Kimberly said...

Although we don't have play stratigies in place yet (Nora is only 6 months), I know my dollies never went a day without a diapered behind! I can only expect the same from Nora...and since we don't buy disposables in this house, those diapers would have to be prefolds, hankies and dad's old tee-shirts! Now I know about the Sew In Love doll diapers, so they will make a very fashionable addition to Nora's dollie wardrobe!

one day in the life of me said...

I commented on, "A house full of girls, a house full of dolls."

Amanda said...

I keep forgetting to comment! UGH!

I love teaching my daughters everything cloth, bfing, and bwing!

Maggie said...

My son and I have been discussing cloth diapers and diapering his stuffed animals while we wait for his sister to be born.

Maggie said...

I left a comment on "A house full of girls, a house full of dolls"

mearat said...

Still hoping to win one of these weeks. We really need to get out of the disposables, just cant afford them. The 30 would be a great start I could pick up a couple of diapers with that and add my diaper allowance for the month to it and hopefully have enough to get started. My son would LOVE to use the doll diapers on his cookie monster.

TheOGMamaBear said...

I feel like I should win this contest, I've been pretty determined! My laptop broke and I've been having to find places to go and enter every day!!

TheOGMamaBear said...

I commented on "A house full of girls, a house full of dolls."

Amanda said...

commented on "A house full of girls, a house full of dolls"

Amanda G.

Megan said...

I didn't CD my first daughter but we are making every effort to use cloth on our new baby. The older one is still nighttime potty training so we are switching her to cloth trainers. She thinks her new nighttime "panties" are really cool and loves helping with diaper changes for her little sister!

Megan said...

I'm a follower!

Megan said...

I added your button to my blog!

Kristen said...

Love all the stories and pictures about cloth diapered dolls/stuffed animals! What a great way to teach the next generation to be a little more green!

Kristen said...

I commented on "A house full of girls, a house full of dolls" - thanks for the chance :)!

Erika said...

I commented on House full of Girls.

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Erika said...

I'm not at all what I'd consider ecologically aware. I am making an effort to do better. While my decision to CD had nothing to do with the environment (only my baby's allergy), I am pleased with the reduction of trash I'm sending to the landfill. Hopefully, my girls can learn with me what we can be doing to reduce our footprint.

ireland 241 at adelphia dot net

Sara in Seattle said...

commented on "house full of girls, house full of dolls"

Sara in Seattle said...

Another way I plan on encouraging my daughter to consider cloth diapering, breastfeeding, and babywearing is to have her help me pick out the baby shower gifts for our friends. With all the babies constantly arriving, it's great to be able to encourage our friends to think naturally. Even those who don't cloth diaper appreciate natural baby products and organic fabrics!

Jenette said...

what are you doing to teach your kids about cloth diapering?
I as showing my daughter (5yo) how it dosent have chemicals that might get into the body and having her help me wash :)

Kelly said...

I left a comment on the "Raising Crunchy Kids…" post.

Kelly said...

Extra comment #2 for checking in on Saturday.

Kelly said...

I left a comment on the "A house full of girls, a house full of dolls" post.

Kelly said...

I am a subscriber via Google reader and .Mac reader.

Kelly said...

I am a fan on Facebook.

Kelly said...

Leading by example I think is the best way you can teach your kids about cloth diapering and other natural ways of living. Having boys, and no dolls around the house, cloth diapering isn't as big of an issue as say, recycling, or using cloth grocery bags. Those are things that my boys can more relate to. Walking to the store vs. driving is another thing my oldest likes to do. He just thinks its great exercise not realizing that it great not to pollute the air with our car too :)

Katrina said...

I left a comment on "A House Full of Girls, a House full of dolls"

Katrina said...

I am kind of "crunchy" and really want to pass this thinking along to my boys as they grow up. Even at the tender age of three, my oldest son is well aware of composting, recycling and my use of cloth diapers.

Kelly said...

I'm a facebook fan!

Kelly said...

I have a link to the Fluff Fridays contest on my blog! :)

Kelly said...

I have a button for your blog on my blog!

Kelly said...

Another way I will teach my daughters about CDing is to provide them with opportunities to use CDs on their own dolls and stuffed animals. My toddler, just yesterday, put a prefold (ones that I'm not using since our newborn never fit our newborn diapers) on her "baby tiger." She helped her bigger tiger (Mama Tiger) change the baby's diaper. Hee hee hee.

Angela said...

commented on: "A house full of girls, a house full of dolls"

Angela said...

I let my kids help out with the proccess; stuffing, picking them out or folding wipes.

Beloved Daughter said...

Well if win these doll cloth diapers my daughter can play with them but if not I guess I'll have to make my own. :)

eyeatman@gmail.com

Jess said...

commented in a house full of girls/dolls

Melissa said...

I commented on "A House Full of Girls..."

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Liz said...

I commented in "A house full of girls..."

Day to Day Tripper said...

I have 3 boys who have all used cloth diapers. It is what they are used to and know. I've talked about how we can reuse them compared to disposable that go into the garbage and waste space in a dump. I think my 4 1/2 year old gets it because he'll ask why I use a disposable when I do.

the momma said...

Just as they think BFing is the natural way for a baby to get its milk, they've learned CDing is the "natural" way to diaper... by following their loving momma's example!

Diana said...

We recently switched to cloth diapers for our infant and toddler, as well as our babydoll "Abigail". My 4 year old daughter immediately took one of the cloth diapers and put it on her baby. It was so cute that I took a picture of the two together. (Toddler's CD's had not arrived at pic time). She would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to have some CD's for her own baby!!!! Great idea, and she wont have to compete for her brothers' CDs.

Diana said...

I am a follower

Diana said...

I subscribe too!

Diana said...

I have your button on my blog ...

the momma said...

Left a comment on the "Winter Swimming in Maine? Oh YES!" post

Upstatemomof3 said...

I commented on "Winter Swimming in Maine? Oh YES!"

Melissa said...

My son knows that cloth diapers are better for our planet since you wash & reuse them instead of making trash. He enjoys helping sort the diapers & inserts after they are washed/dried. While he doesn't have any dolls, my baby girl already has several so these doll diapers would be great!
mjones_82 @yahoo.com

Melissa said...

Commented on "a house full of girls, a house full of dolls"
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Melissa said...

I plan on having a large family. I have one baby girl now but as the family grows, she will learn more about cloth diapering when she has little siblings.
langems@gmail.com

one day in the life of me said...

I commented on, Swiming in Maine, Oh yes.

Kristin said...

As I have recently begun sewing diapers myself my daughter has been able to help choose some of the fabrics I am using. She loves having a say in what the diapers look like.

k.hofferberth@gmail.com

Maggie said...

My 5 year old son and I have talked about why we're going to cloth diaper my daughter. And we've practiced diapering his stuffed animals while we wait for his sister to be born.

Maggie said...

I left a comment on "Winter Swimming in Maine? Oh YES!"

Katrina said...

I posted a comment in Winter Swimming in Maine

Katrina said...

My boys don't play with dolls, so I can't really teach them about CDing their dolls...but, my oldest does help with the fluff laundry and helps choose a diaper when I change his little brothers diaper.

angelina said...

i commented today on swimming post.

michelle said...

My kids get to "help" change my baby's diaper. They actually argue about who's turn it is to pick out the diaper!

Erika said...

I commented on Winter Swimming in Maine.

ireland 241 at adelphia dot net

Kelly said...

I left a comment on the "Winter Swimming in Maine? Oh YES!" post.

Erika said...

I am excited to think what will be available for my daughters, now ages 1 and 2, in the CD world once they have children of their own. I'm sure it will make our diapers look old-fashioned.

ireland 241 at adelphia dot net

Suzy said...

I commented on "house full of Girls, House full of Dolls"

Suzy said...

I commented on "Winter swimming in Maine? Oh yes!"

Suzy said...

I tried making Kylie's doll a diaper (she is 7 mths so doesn't know the difference), it didn't turn out so good, so if I don't win I think she will need a doll cloth diaper before she notices how bad the one on her doll looks.

mearat said...

I am hoping to teach my son all about cloth diapering by winning one of these great weekly give aways.

Beloved Daughter said...

I guess my next comment is a more obvious one in that, she wears cloth diapers and so will her future younger siblings so she will grow up knowing cloth is a very real diapering option.

eyeatman@gmail.com

Jess said...

today i will have to say im teaching my boys how to live frugal. They know the meaning of money & how every lil penny counts. Tray will even ask how much something is before he asks to buy it & they all know that using cloth is cheaper & planet friendly

Jess said...

commented in winter swimming in maine

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