This week's giveaway is for :
1- Gro Baby System with Hook and Loop Closure
1- Gro Baby System with Snap Closure
What to do? Simply leave a comment telling us what type of closure you prefer (or would you prefer) on cloth diapers- snaps or hook and loop (aka Aplix or Velcro) and why? You should leave your comment before Thursday, July 30th at 8pm EDT.
NOTE: Aplix is a brand of hook and loop, essentially identical to Velcro.
What else to know? You can make ONE comment PER DAY. If you want to get more comments there are several ways to do it: Being or becoming one of our followers gives you one extra comment PER GIVEAWAY, NOT PER DAY. Simply post a comment saying that you are a follower.
- Being a subscriber of our blog or subscribing to our blog, gives you one extra comment PER GIVEAWAY, NOT PER DAY. Simply post a comment saying that you are a follower.
- Commenting in other posts during the week will give you ONE EXTRA comment PER EACH comment that you make. Simply post a comment on this one saying the title of the post where you wrote your comment. So, what are you waiting for?? Participating in other posts pays off!!!
- Advertising the giveaway in a forum or other blog gives you ONE extra comment PER GIVEAWAY, NOT PER DAY. Simply post a comment saying that you are a advertising and where.
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- Being a fan of our Facebook group gives you one extra comment PER GIVEAWAY, NOT PER DAY. Simply post a comment saying that you are a fan.
- Being a follower on Twitter gives you one extra comment PER GIVEAWAY, NOT PER DAY. Simply post a comment saying that you are a follower and your Twitter ID.
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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, July 31st. It is the responsibility of the winner to contact us to claim their prize.
Who can participate? US Residents are welcome!
Important note about the winner: If we haven't heard from the winner by the closing time of next week's giveaway, we will choose another winner that will be published TOGETHER with next week's winner.
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 than a friend of yours!!
This week's Twitter winner wins:
1-Rumparooz One Size Cloth Diaper with insert
1-Planet Wise Wet Bag Small
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! Please, contact us ASAP so we can get your winnings out to you!!!
Here are the details:
Contact us by submitting a customer service request here
In the subject line please be sure to write: Guest Blogger Request
We will email you a selection of our current topics to choose from as well as any deadlines.
We do request all submitted material should be new and not previously posted elsewhere and kindly request the post be accompanied by pictures!
Diaper Dollars™ Rewards points will be rewarded if we use/post your submission!
Thank you, in advance, for your participation!
The winner was randomly selected:
We are very pleased that kmonce has decided to donate the 12-bumGenius One Size Diapers to Miracle Diapers! As we were getting close to reaching 2000 followers many of you tweeted that you would donate to Miracle Diapers if you won. I have to tell this warmed our hearts and we thank all of you who tweeted that you would donate and also a thank you to everyone who helped us reach 2000 followers.
Things have a way of not working out the way you think they will, and sadly, that was the case for me. My birthing experience was the exact opposite from what I wanted. I wanted a completely natural delivery, but what I got was a transverse baby who would not budge, and a complicated c-section followed by over medication. And then on top of that, I had severe allergic reactions to all of the medicine and depression. I guess when your pediatrician says "Oh, you're the girl who reacted to all those medications! You were the talk of the hospital," at your baby's six month checkup, you know that things probably did not go according to plan. Needless to say, it was not the ideal situation that I had so naievely desired and dreamed of.
When we came home from the hospital I was so overwhelmed with the new role of motherhood and adjusting to nursing that I couldn’t even think about using the cloth diapers. I had no idea how to fold the prefolds and I was so afraid of somehow hurting her. Even though I had spent countless hours researching detergents, folds, different diapers, and covers, I was not prepared for actually using them. One day when I was feeling particularly overwhelmed I just burst into tears. Later that day I said to my husband amid a flood of tears “I’m so stupid. I can’t believe that I thought that I could actually do this. I can’t believe that I wasted all of our money on these diapers and I can’t use them”. He calmly said “Liz, don’t even worry about it. I’ll use the cloth diapers and you can use disposables until you’re ready”.
And that’s what he did. He looked up on-line how to fold prefolds and began using them at every diaper change. He tried different folds until he found the one that he liked. He washed the diapers, made the wipe solution, used cloth wipes; he did everything. Then when our baby was 1 month old, I felt well enough and brave enough to give them a try myself. He taught me how to use the Snappi and fold the prefolds. I can honestly say that if it weren’t for my husband I would be using disposables right now and I would be so disappointed in myself.
First of all I have to thank you all for supporting our blog and our business. We truly appreciate all of you. Did you know that you are supporting 5+ families with your love of cloth diapers and by shopping with us?
Second- I have to thank my staff for their dedicated hard work. I have such a wonderful team that I work with. (Did you know that we have employees working here at our shop and across the country?) Each staff member puts so much into their work and it shows. I can't thank you enough.
Last but not least- a thank you to my family. Your true support over the years means the world to me. I love you all and am so blessed to have you in my life.
Thank you to all for making this milestone happen for our company!
All the best to your family and your cloth diapered babes!
Kelly- aka "The Cloth Diaper Whisperer"
P.S. As promised- We tweeted: When we reach 2000 @diapershops followers we will randomly give away a 12pk of bumGenius one size #clothdiapers. Please RT
Stay tuned as the winner will be posted Friday during our Fluff Friday announcement! We are so excited!!!!!!!
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Smartipants was the vision of Jessica, a mommy of four who was constantly looking for an economical, yet easy to use cloth diapering system. Jessica was the inventor of the first ever one size fits all pocket diaper. We are proud to have her on the Smartipants team.
Here's what Jessica has to say about her return to cloth diaper making, " When I began talking with the team at Smartipants, I knew I needed to bring in a true revolution in cloth diapering. I had to develop my ideas into one streamlined design. I didn't want to reinvent the wheel. I wanted something that would actually help people use cloth diapers, a reusable diaper without any kind of gimmicks or useless features. We needed simplicity but with fantastic functionality.We needed a diaper that would provide all of the things customers are looking for, trim, leakproof, adjustable, affordable and easy to use and care for. Smartipants is the true evolution of the modern cloth diaper. It is all of these things and more."
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Smartipants™ diapers feature our Leak-Guard Technology, keeping moisture contained, and your baby dry. Our diapers are made with high performace quality materials and are free from any chemicals or irritants. Smartipants™ reusable diapers are designed to grow with your baby from newborn to toddler, babies 7lbs - 35lbs. PROUDLY MADE IN THE USA!
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Instead of requiring 7,000 disposable diapers, the average baby needs only 24 - 36 reusable diapers, resulting in a net savings of nearly $3,000.00! In addition, Smartipants™ are not only the most advanced reusable diapers on the market, they are also the most affordable at just $14.95 each! Our products are all produced in our own local manufacturing facilities, and we are able to pass on those savings to you!
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Every year our country contributes roughly 3.4 million tons of disposable diaper waste into landfills. Using reusable diapers not only reduces the amount of solid waste, it also reduces the amount of harmful chemicals, oils, and trees required to produce them!
I wash diapers every 2-3 days, depending on how many she goes through. I wash when I am down to 2-4 diapers, so I have enough diapers to get me through washing. To store my diapers I use and trash bin with the foot lever lid, The 42L/13Gal size.
It fits the pail liners in it perfectly, I use either a planet wise pail liner or the XL Bummis one. I have two liners that I rotate with diaper washes. After I am done changing the diaper I pull the insert out of the pocket and place it on top of the inside of the diaper, fold in half and place in the bin. Now this works great if the diaper is not pooped. In that case I through the wipes and the insert in the bin and take the diaper to get the poop off, it then goes into the bin with the rest of them. I try not to get the diaper super wet and keep it folded in half to keep most of the water inside the diaper. I pull the inserts out right away because I am washing my hands any way and it makes throwing them in the wash way easier.
For odor control I sprinkle a little baking soda in the bottom of the trash bin before I put the liner back in. I do this about once a month or so. Every 2 or 3 months I also take the bin and rinse it out with water and soap and let it sit in the sun for a few hours.
When I am out I have a medium planet wise that I keep either in my purse or diaper bag, depending on how long we plan on being gone. For two of my other children I used a gallon Ziploc bag, it worked and did its job, but the wet bag is easier to wash out and holds up better.
- By Angela S.