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3-Charlies Laundry Powder 80 loads
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Fluff Friday 33 *** CLOSED ***

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Receive FREE shipping on your entire order when you purchase a Knickernappies One Size Side Snapping Diaper at Kelly's Closet with discount code KNICKER.

Sorry, no previous or pending orders discounted.
Limit 1 coupon code per order.
Valid June 13th & 14th Only.
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Weekend Super Saver Coupon - June 13th & 14th

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This week we have TWO winners of the Fluff Friday... Our winners dont have a blog linked to their profile, so we wont be able to take a peek on their cute babies.... They are:

We also have TWO Twitter winners... The winner of 2-Rocky Mountain one size diapers is one of our faithful readers and commenters: Upstatemomof3... Follow her on her blog. Our second winner is SAYWAH, and she will get 1-bumGenius one size organic all in one.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! Please, contact us ASAP so we can get yours winnings out to you guys!!!
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Fluff Friday 32 and Twitter WINNERS! ** UPDATED

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As with so many things, there is no simple answer as to which is better, one-size or sized. Otherwise there would be only one kind of cloth diaper on the market. My diaper stash includes a wide variety of diapers including sized Sandy's, Monkey Doodlez, and WAHM made diapers, one-size BumGenius, Mother-ease, Mommy's Touch and Haute Pockets and adjustable sized Bamboozles (comes in two sizes, but each size can be altered a little with snaps) as well as prefolds and contours. I have found that diapers pass in and out of favor with me over time.

One-size diapers are certainly convenient and economical. The idea of registering for 36 diapers at your baby shower and having them last throughout the diapering years is an attractive one if it means less hassle and expense for you. My daughter has been wearing the same BumGenius and Mother-ease diapers since she was two months old and they're still going strong at nineteen months. I didn't start using cloth diapers at birth though, and I have heard that it can be very difficult to get a good fit on a newborn from a one-sized diaper. The same goes for toddlers and very chunky infants. It can be very disappointing to buy a heap of diapers thinking you will never need any others, only to find they really DON'T fit your particular shape of baby. The most recent additions to my collection are one-sized Mommy's Touch and Haute Pocket diapers. I love them both, and my daughter has fallen in love with the fancy prints on the Mommy's Touch. She requests them specifically and calls them her "Pretty bums" but a quick examination of the akward size snapping procedure on them would lead me to believe I would not have liked them at all for a smaller baby.

Fitted diapers seemed like a waste to me when I started out. Each size would only last a few weeks or months at the most right? But it turns out they can offer a really fantastic fit for quite a long time. I'm pleasantly surprised that I can still use the smallest size of prefold tucked into a medium Bummis Super Whisper Wrap, just like I could when my baby was only a few months old.

At nineteen months and twenty four pounds my long, lean girl can still fit into the small Sandy's fitted diapers, and the Bamboozles I folded down for her at three months are still in heavy rotation too. Sized diapers can fit so nicely under any cover and offer a really trim fit and the right amount of absorbency for each stage. I do find that the sized fitted diapers last longer than sized All in ones though. Diapers with PUL built in to the size, like Monkey Doodlez or BumGenius All in one just don't have the same give. With sized diapers I think it would be practical to think of using two sizes of diapers, as opposed to being afraid of having to buy three or four sets. With that in mind, you will have a small set of diapers and a larger set (for instance many people go right through potty training with medium Fuzzy Bunz and never go up to a large while others skip medium sizes completely when their little ones pack on the pounds and go right to large) and your baby will always have a diaper that fits comfortably without being too bulky or too low-cut.

After much experimentation I have decided that I personally really like one-size when it comes to pockets and all-in-ones, which I use for sitters and away from home, but I also really like sized fitted diapers, which I often pair with wool for overnight and around the house.

I always encourage people not to commit to one kind of cloth diaper until they've tried a few and figured out what works best for them and their babies. Some say BumGenius 3.0 one-sizes are better for skinny mini's but Fuzzy Bunz sized diapers work best on chunky monkeys and there's no point buying a lot of diapers that you don't really like. There are plenty of cloth diaper Trial Packages available that let you experiment without breaking the bank. What works for me may not work for you, and what works for you today may not work next week, but there are still great cloth-diapering solutions available that fit everyone.

- by EdenSky
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One Size Fits All

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Although we’re a modest little company, Kelly’s Closet has always been committed to giving back! We’d like to thank all of you who make this possible! Through your continued support we were able to donate $1,264 to Miracle Diapers and Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support for the month of May.

We’re also proud to announce we are continuing our sponsorship of Mom’s Breastaurant, an organization that attends various trade and community shows throughout the country to provide a comfortable and private space for moms to sit and nurse their babies. Check out their website to see if Mom’s Breastaurant will be attending any events near you and/or to request their presence at an event in your hometown.

To read more about our philanthropic efforts please visit our new Philanthropy page at Kelly’s Closet.

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Giving Back!

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So you have a sewing machine that your Great Aunt Elda gave to you when you got married (or you stumbled on a great deal on craigslist). You could be just starting out; only ever using it to fix some seams on some old shirts, or maybe you have lots of sewing hours in, making dresses for your daughter or even yourself. You find yourself saying; "It doesn't look that hard." when you look at a cloth diaper. Well, the truth is, it's not... If you know the right terminology, that is.

Being a pattern designer, my email is filled with questions daily: "How do I T&T?"; "Does this come with an insert pattern, as well as the pattern for a cover?"; "What's the difference between inner fabric, outer fabric, hidden inner fabric, soaker fabric? How many of each do I need and where do they all go?" All of those are questions I actually just replied to from my inbox, and I will address them here along with a few others.

How do I T&T?
Simply put the first T stands for turning and the second T is topstitching. Basically you sew the diaper right sides together, leaving an opening somewhere described in the pattern; turn it right side out, pin together the opening so it matches the rest of the edge and topstitch around. A turning tool (I use a bone folder, but a plain old chopstick works great) will really help the wings stay even when turning, so I highly recommend that.

Does this come with an insert pattern, as well as the pattern for a cover?
Mostly these questions come from folks that aren't familiar with cloth diapering in general. Most of my diaper patterns include instructions for making All-in-One diapers (like a disposable), Fitteds (absorbent only, requires a cover of some sort), Covers (waterproof only, needs an absorbent inside. Can be a fitted, or even prefolds). For greater detail in descriptions of types of cloth diapers and add-ons (like inserts) check out

What's the difference between inner fabric, outer fabric, hidden inner fabric, soaker fabric? How many of each do I need and where do they all go?
Wow, slow down there! That's actually a bunch of questions! LOL Okay, so from the outside of the diaper towards baby: outer fabric, hidden inner fabric, soaker fabric, then inner fabric. Some recommendations for the ladder are as follows;

All-in-One(AIO)/Pocket outer fabric: PUL or Polyester fleece works great. You can use Alpine, Blizzard or Anti-pill fleece from Joann's for an inexpensive route (find coupons!) all the way up to Malden Mills 200-300wt Polartec works well. You can't use wool as the waterproofing fabric, because it requires different care then the absorbant materials.

Fitted outer fabric, AIO & Fitted inner fabric: Cotton, Hemp, Bamboo knits work well here. Fun prints for the outers of the fitteds are always a big hit with the kids. If you are going for the "I can't feel wet" idea, which works wonders for overnight and outings, get some microfleece. Knits, such as interlock, jersey, velour, etc, will give you the largest range of fit. For frugality, it's totally fine to go with wovens such as flannels and birdseye for full body layers (if you are using wovens and want the "I can't feel wet" effect, try suedecloth), and pretty cotton quilting wovens for outers. Heck, while we are on the topic of cheap, search through old clothes, t-shirts work WONDERFULLY, and are found a plenty, look for natural fabrics and make sure you are using fabric with no more the 20% polyester content.

Hidden inner fabric: Remember those cotton t-shirts you found? Use the discolored and stained ones here ;) No, really, you won't see them and they are just added to stabilize the soaker fabric. I won't tell. (or you could use similar fabric to your inner, you know, whatever you are comfortable with. LOL)

Soaker fabric: This is where you get most of your absorbency from. Some folks like microfiber (towels in the car section) and zorb, others like french terrys and fleeces(cotton, bamboo or hemp here, not poly fleece!), and others still like birdseye and warm and natural cotton batting. Try a few out and see what you like best!

As far as numbers of fabric for each layer; there is a balance that you need to find between bulk and absorbency, for a "general average wetter" you should be fine with 3 body layers (outer, hidden inner, and inner) and a 3 layer soaker (microfiber, zorb, french terrys, old towels, lol, you get the idea) for the thicker fabrics or 6 layer for the thinner (birdseye, flannel, jersey) ones. Sew one up and see if you need more or less. For example, french terry is very absorbent and thicker then birdseye, but thinner then terry toweling. Birdseye is absorbent and about similar thickness flannel.

Just a couple last things to remember when sewing your own.
1.) Ballpoint needles are your friend. They don't pierce the fabric they "push" the fibers away to go through, not causing runs (think those pesky stockings).
2.) When sewing on knits, a stitch length of 4 or greater for a straight stitch is where you want to keep your settings. It will provide enough stretch so that when you pull the fabric, the stitches will move with it and not break.
3.) Remember to relax! Sit down when the kids are in bed with a cup of tea and read the instructions. Reread them. Read them one last time for good measure. Pattern designers sometimes take weeks upon weeks to write these up making sure they are both informative and easy to follow. Don't ask me how I know. ;)

- by Samantha (Creator of Little Comets Patterns)
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Making your own cloth diapers

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In honor of our recent nomination for the Blog Luxe: Blog I’ve Learned the Most From award – I thought it only befitting to write about what I’ve learned the most from cloth diapering.

I’ve learned…

Cloth diapering is a BLAST! I never imagined when I embarked on my cloth diapering journey that I would have as much fun as I have. Of course my drive and passion landed me an awesome gig working to help bring cloth diapering success to others!

How to appreciate the “good old-fashioned” way of doing things. Hanging diapers (and laundry) out in the sun to dry is truly a heart warming and natural feeling; it’s also a wholesome sign to see diapers and laundry swaying in the crisp breeze.

The sun provides more than just warmth but does wonders for killing bacteria, whitening and brightening as well as removing stains. My husbands dress shirts and undershirts look amazingly new again; I have even resuscitated a few of the kids clothes too!

How to appreciate diaper changes and make the most of them, rather than considering them a chore as I used to when we used disposables. I’ve learned to use cloth diapers as a way to teach my children how to live and appreciate a more natural, healthy lifestyle as opposed to the disposable, convenience-based society we live in. Reduce. Recycle. Reuse.

You can teach an old dog new tricks. My family all know how to change a disposable diaper… geez, my mom even knows how to use the prefolds and pins (although she insists on not doing it). However, after enlisting the troops one by one – I’ve got them on board with cloth diapers. Here’s my sister after she changed her first cloth diaper!

Most importantly, I’ve learned there are so many amazing moms and dads out there looking to do the right thing and just looking to connect with someone to help figure it all out. I value being able to help people and look forward to continuing to provide all the help and support I can; one cloth diapered bum at a time!

- By Serena
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What I’ve Learned the Most

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Do you want extra entries for this week's Fluff Friday??

- Receive 1 entry per day for voting for our blog on the Blog Luxe: Blogs I've Learned the Most From. Vote once per day to receive another entry.
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My name is Heather and I own and operate Knickernappies. Knickernappies is still a true work-at-home company: My husband Shannon packs orders and manages our inventory while I do the computer work and design new ideas. We don't have any staff, so it's just the two of us, and our daughter Camille! Camille will be 4 this summer and she's our big helper! The postcard instructions that come inside every Doorknob Diaper Pails - well, those are stuffed into the bags by Camille! That's her favorite job and she's very good at it.

We're proud to say ALL of our products are made in the United States by highly paid workers. The manufacturing facility who handles sewing our products is a wonderful and comfortable place, filled with lots of plants and plenty of light! The ladies love working for the owner and we appreciate them every day!

We may not sew our own diapers any longer, however, we still do make all the Fluff Dust ourselves! It's quite the operation and we usually make about 50 lbs of each scent at a time. It gets pretty smelly so we often leave the garage door open. You should see the looks on the faces of people on the with our baggies of white powder and our scale! But it smells so nice that they always ask what smells so good and we're able to explain what we're making.

We are thrilled to release the Knickernappies OneSize diaper. The first prototype was sewn at my kitchen table almost 2 years ago. Since then, we've been through at least 15 prototypes and 30 babies of all ages have put it through their own special tests. Our smallest testers were between 6 and 10 pounds and it tested very well with these tiny newborns. Our largest tester, Camille, is 40 lbs and still wearing her Knickernappies OneSize diapers at night.

When Knickernappies began we offered only two products; the Knickernappies diaper and the LoopyDo insert. In the last 3 1/2 years we've grown a lot! Now we offer a large variety of diapers, inserts, accessories, and more. I'm proud to say the LoopyDo and SuperDo inserts are the #1 and #2 ranked inserts on Diaper Pin! Thank you so much for supporting Knickernappies and providing jobs in Oregon/USA!

Knickernappies OneSize Side-Snapping Diaper
The Knickernappies OneSize Diaper is the first of its kind: a side-snapping, onesize diaper that comes with TWO inserts made in the USA! (Yes, even our inserts are USA-made!)

Knickernappies OneSize Diapers have some great features:
* Four size adjustments to fit your baby best -- Small, Medium Short, Medium, and Large
* Tested to fit babies from about 8 lbs to 40 lbs
* Two inserts with every diaper, sizes small & large, and our inserts are Made in the USA!
* Choose between two top-rated LoopyDo inserts or two microfiber inserts.
* A scooped tummy panel & topstitching for best fit under chubby baby bellies
- Elastic on both sides of the pocket opening to hold the insert in place
* Very gentle Lastin elastic in the leg and waist - no red marks!
* Lastin elastic is long lasting and can't "go out" like regular elastic
* Two Year Guarantee on elastic and snaps.
* Also introducing a new color for Knickernappies: Chocolate! A fabulous new color perfect for boys or girls.

Give one a try! We know you'll love it.
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Product Focus: Knickernappies

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So, I keep my stash (or well, my daughter's stash) of diapers in the bottom drawer of her dresser. I used to keep them in baskets on her changing table but I ran out of room over there. I have too many diapers. There are 53 of them. Why in the world do I need 53 diapers? Well, partially because I love them and so I always want more. Partially because I love trying new ones and so whenever I am given the opportunity I get something new. And partially because I want one in every color of my favorite diapers. So, I end up with lots of them.

So, which are my favorites? Well, my number one favorite is the BumGenius 3.0. I first bought them to use for overnights and I fell in love. Now they are my go to diaper. I love them for overnights because no matter how long she sleeps they never leak. Not one single time. No matter what she is always dry in the morning (and she sleeps up to twelve hours most nights). And then during the day they are super trim which I love. I hate bulky diapers. Plus, I just love those new colors the BumGenius come in. I just bought a Ribbit one and it looks so cute on her!!

Next, I really love the GroBaby for when we are out. I can carry so many of them when we go out for an entire day. In my diaper bag I have six of them and can still fit so many other things. My Moby, my camera and all of my other paraphernalia. And that will carry me through from around nine or ten (about as early as I can get myself out and about) until after dinner. Now, granted I am not usually out that long but for when I have to be the GroBabys are so amazing!!!

And lastly I am a big fan of the Thirsties All-In-Ones. My husband says they are like cheating. They are so easy. Just go right on and they are super trim. All good things. I think they are pretty much my husband's go to diaper. I am very fond of them but he LOVES them.

Now, of course, I have a bunch of others in my stash as well. I have a few FuzziBunz (both the One Size and the perfect fit), an Applecheeks, a few WAHM diapers (even super cute ones I had made with the NY Rangers logo on the backside), and a few Happy Heinys. I know I am an addict. I want to try all the diapers I can. I just keep picking up new ones when the opportunity arises.

- by Upstatemomof3
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I Am A Diaper Addict

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