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We have a fun weekend in store for you!

Spend $40 or more at Kelly's Closet and receive a FREE pair of Babylegs. That's right! A $12.00 value. Just enter "FREE BABYLEGS" into the comments section at check-out. (Let us know if you have a girl or boy. We choose the color/print. If you decide to return any part of your order we do need to receive the new Babylegs back. If you decide to keep them $12 will be deducted from your return. Limit 1 FREE babylegs PER family.)

SUPER Clearance! More mark-downs. (Sorry, no previous or pending orders discounted.)

Rocky Mountain One-Size Diapers- NOW $10.95 WAS:$17.95
Bumwear Trainers WITH insert: NOW $10.95
Haute One Size Diapers WITH insert: NOW $14.95
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Weekend Super Saver Coupon- FREE Babylegs and SUPER Clearance

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This week's we have 2 giveaway's (given by the manufacturer)!
Each winner will receive:
2-Gro Baby Biodegradable Soakers 50 ct
(one winner will get size 1, one winner will get size 2)

What to do? Simply leave a comment telling us: If you were in a situation where you couldn't use cloth diapers what "hybrid" diaper (Gdiaper,Gro Baby, etc) or more "eco-friendly" disposable diaper would you use and why? You should leave your comment before Thursday, October 15th at 8pm EDT.

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.

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We will draw one winner randomly with an "Online Number Generator" and will make a post with the winner on Friday, October 16th. 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!!
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Fluff Friday 50 - 2 Giveaways!

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This week's Fluff Friday winners are: Heather, Kimberly & Jana!

Twitter winner will receive:
1-Kissaluvs one size marvel fitted diaper

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! Please, contact us ASAP so we can get your winnings out to you!!!

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Fluff Friday 49 PLUS Twitter Winners

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When I began cloth diapering last year, I continued to use disposable wipes for several months before making the switch to cloth wipes. I did this mainly because I had a huge box of disposable wipes stashed in the basement, and I hadn’t really given reusable cloth wipes much thought. I quickly grew tired of having to separate the disposable wipes from the cloth diapers, especially after changing a messy diaper. In addition, I was keeping that old diaper champ in the nursery solely for the purpose of throwing away wipes…yuck! The more I thought about it, the more cloth wipes seemed to make sense. I figured I was already cleaning the dirty diapers, so why not clean the wipes as well.

My first cloth wipes were nothing more than baby washcloths. They offered both a smooth and rough side, which was great for cleaning up after both wet and messy diapers. I simply folded them up in a “recycled” plastic disposable wipes container, and poured water over them. Tah Dah, I had my own cloth wipes ready to go at changing time. I still use those two dozen baby washcloths, but have also added the FuzziBunz Combo Pack wipes, as well as a few flannel wipes that I made by cutting up an old receiving blanket. (These also work well as a barrier between baby and diaper when you are forced to use a non-cloth friendly rash cream or medicine.) Instead of using plain water to wet the cloth wipes, I now use a wipe solution that I make at home, and then store in an old peri bottle that I was given at the hospital after giving birth! It works great whether I spray the wipe or directly on my son.

Once I made the switch to using cloth wipes, I finally felt like a full-fledged cloth diapering momma. I was no longer tossing out human waste with our garbage, as well as the money that we were spending on all the disposable conveniences.

-- By Katrina
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Cloth Wipes: No More Disposable Conveniences

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bumGenius is storming the cloth diaper world with TWO brand new one size diaper products; Econobum and Flip!In an effort to meet the growing demand for more affordable and convenient cloth diaper options, bumGenius delivers! The Econobum is a one size diaper cover and prefold and will retail for $9.95! The diaper covers have snap closures and are made with the same high quality PUL material as other bumGenius products (only available in white).

Take the guesswork out of how many prefolds and covers you need, purchase the Econobum diaper kit which includes 1 dozen prefolds and 3 covers for only $49.95. This is truly cloth diapering on a dime at it’s best!

For those who prefer convenience and flexibility then the Flip is the diaper for you! The Flip also features snap closures and provides you with 3 insert options! There’s no snapping an insert into place - just simple nestle the insert inside the cover and you’re ready to diaper! Time for a change? Simply remove the insert, toss in your pail, and insert a new one. You can choose between:
Stay-Dry insert. This insert features suedecloth on one side and super absorbent micro-terry fiber on the other (the suedecloth is what helps keep baby dry as it wicks away moisture from your little one’s bum).

Organic insert. This insert is made from 100% certified organic cotton; a great option for those who prefer to use only natural materials against babies skin.

Disposable insert. This is for those moments when using “cloth” is just not possible.. While we believe cloth is 100% doable - this is a convenient alternative for those times when you just really need a disposable option. The disposable inserts are sold separately (not available for purchase with a cover).

The Flip will be available individually; one diaper cover and 1 insert (your choice of a Stay-Dry or Organic insert)... or you can purchase a Day Pack with 2 covers and 6 inserts (price varies depending on the insert option you choose).

The hard part? Deciding which bumGenius product to choose! Sign up for our waiting list today and be notified as soon as the products are available for purchase: bumGenius Econobum individual or kit and bumGenius Flip Organic, Flip Stay-Dry or Daykits!
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bum {flip'in} genius

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We started cloth diapering when our son was 1 month old, which is when he started fitting into the bumGenius 3.0 One Size diapers we had. At the time, we used commercial disposable wipes we had confirmed were safe (ingredient wise) on Even though they were considered "safe" they gave him an awful diaper rash that made him absolutely miserable. Therefore we decided to switch to cloth wipes and plain water; we've been using this method for about 2 months at it works great for us. Although we tried the storing the wipes in a wipe container method we much prefer the "spray and wipe" method best. After trying three different brands of wipes - here's a rundown of my experience and thoughts:

bumGenius Bamboo Wipes
These are very similar to baby washcloths; a relatively thin terrycloth-type material. They hold up well wash after wash. They work well for getting in all the nooks and crannies. Although they are thin they absorb water really well. These wipes performed equally whether spraying and wiping or stored in a wipe solution. These are only available in the natural color. These cost $12.95 for a package of 8 at Kelly's Closet - or $1.62 each. The bumGenius Bamboo Wipes are my favorite; they're just the right thickness, the price isn't too bad, and they absorb really well (almost as well as the Thirsties).

Thirsties Fab Cloth Wipes
Thirsties Fab Cloth Wipes are the largest of the three brands I've tried. They are double sided; very soft fleece on one side, and a cotton velour on the other. The fleece side does pill up a bit in the wash (doesn't affect the use of the wipe only a cosmetic issue), otherwise they hold up well in the wash. If you're looking for a super absorbent wipe then these are for you; they're absorbency champs! Both the spray method and the wipes solution, these wipes did the best job at absorbing liquid and wiping up messes. My only complaint is that they are a little on the thick side. They come in a choice of "boy" colors and "girl" colors. The boy pack came with orange, blue, white, and yellow. It was nice to have an assortment of color in my stack of wipes. However, at 6 for $10.50 or $1.75 each, these were the most expensive. These are my second favorite wipe; they absorb fantastically, just too thick for my preference.

FuzziBunz(R) Organic Cotton Wonder Wipes
Simple, square piece of organic cotton, the FuzziBunz Wonder Wipes are the thinnest wipes, which is great for getting in all the little crevices. They have held up well through repeated washings. Out of the three, these absorbed the least when using the spray method. The water beads up more so than on the others, probably due to them being woven, and not a terry-type texture. However, when using them stored in a wipe solution they did great. The price is right for these wipes; a package of 10 wipes is $13 or $1.30 each - making these one of the more economical wipe options. The wipes were just a little to thin for my preference and I wanted something more absorbent.

The verdict? bumGenius Bamboo wipes are the best option for performance and price (Thirsties come in a close second).

Now I only have to wait to see how the wipes perform when my little one starts solid food!

-- by Evelyn G.
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Wipe on, Wipe Off

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As you know hemp has been widely used in cloth diapers for a number of years. Yes- I know just mentioning the word "hemp" might get some of you to grin! It is a pure fact that hemp comes from the same family as marijuana- the Cannabis genus.

From a quick look hemp looks very similar to marijuana however hemp contains no THC which is the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana.

Hemp fibers are 3-4 times stronger than cotton fibers and it grows with very little care and usually no pesticides need to be used because the plant has no known insect enemies. Hemp is also much more absorbent that cotton.

Due to USA regulations hemp is not allowed to be grown legally in the states. This is why the cost of hemp products, including diapers that contain hemp, are relatively much higher in cost than a traditional cotton diaper.

Hemp is usually found in the following type of fabric forms:

Hemp fleece-widely used in cloth diapers.
Hemp knit jersey-which is comparable to the feel of regular cotton t-shirts.
Hemp french terry-usually a hemp and organic cotton blend
Hemp stretch-knit terry-a blend of hemp and Lycra- very absorbent and used in some brands of cloth diapers

What you need to know about hemp and cloth diapers:

If you purchase a diaper or diaper accessory product (like BabyKicks Hemparoo Joey Bunz) keep in the mind the following:

Wash the product at least 3 times (5 times is more ideal) in hot water with a cloth diaper friendly detergent. Dry in between cycles. This will remove most of the natural oils from the product. As you use the product more it will become more absorbent.

Make sure that when you dry your diapers that they get completely dry. If the diaper(s) stay semi-damp (for example: if you don't put them in the dryer long enough) they can be prone to retaining odor. To remove the stink we recommend washing and drying in hot water 3 times. To remove stains hang in the sun if possible.

Some interesting facts about hemp (taken from the BabyKicks "Why Hemp" Web Page):

Did you know ...

*Hemp can displace cotton which is grown with massive amounts of chemicals harmful to people and the environment. Fifty percent of the world's pesticides are sprayed on cotton.
*Hemp fibers are longer, stronger, more absorbent, and more mildew-resistant than cotton. The original Levi Strauss jeans made for the Sierra gold miners were made of hemp sailcloth.
*At a volume level of 81%, hemp oil is the richest known source of polyunsaturated essential fatty acids (the “good” fats). It is quite high in some essential amino acids, including gamma linoleic acid (GLA), a very rare nutrient also found in mother's milk.
*Hemp is good for the soil in which it's grown, as opposed to other crops that deplete the soil of nutrients.
*You can't get high from industrial hemp.
*Industrial hemp actually poses a threat to marijuana growers by cross-pollinating with their high THC plants, and greatly reducing the THC level in subsequent generations.
*George Washington and Thomas Jefferson both grew hemp.
*Ben Franklin owned a mill that made hemp paper.
*Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence on hemp paper.

Some hemp diapering products we recommend:

BabyKicks Hemparoo Joey Bunz- made of 45% certified organic cotton and 55% natural hemp- these are truly the "work-horse" off all hemp inserts.

Knickernappies Super-Do Hemp Terry Inserts: We find this is the most absorbent insert on the market- hands down. This insert contains 6 layers of hemp terry and 2 layers of thirsty microfiber. We use this insert along with a bumGenius one-size micro terry insert in our pocket diapers for our baby. A 12+ hour night with no leaks- guaranteed!

Baby Beehinds One Size Hemp Fitted Diaper- These diapers are made from 55% hemp and 45% certified organic cotton. Baby BeeHinds Hemp Fitteds offer a 100% natural fiber option with flexibility in fit and absorbency, enabling you to adjust the diapers to suit your baby's own needs.
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Fabric Focus: Hemp and Cloth Diapers

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Recently our family went on a little road trip to stay with the in-laws for a week. Everyone already knows that we cloth diaper and it was no surprise when we showed up with two big bags filled with inserts, prefolds, covers, Fuzzi Bunz, bumGenius, wet bags and all our other cloth diapering accessories. Carrying on with our meet and greet of our new baby, 4 month old Jett, everyone ohhh’d and awww’d over his cute FuzziBunz. Then, the rumbling bum started and a diaper change was needed. I was surprised by all the questions about how I get the diaper off, washed, dried, and back into action again! When bombarded with questions about what, how and why I was doing what I was doing I realized I was not prepared to discuss our dirty laundry. What I didn’t realize was, I needed to explain and even defend what I was doing. Questions about poop and rash and cream and everything under the sun needed answering all while I was trying to snap on another diaper! {Talk about multitasking!}

Throughout every step of the diapering process was under careful observation by skeptics. My expecting sister in law was immediately attached to me for the whole process. So with the first load of laundry coming close, we all did a walk through of how I store/wash diapers. I explained and demonstrated to my mother-in-law, sisters-in-law and cousins:
  1. I keep a wet bag on the door knob. I never rinse the diapers; just toss them in the bag (our son is breastfed and I haven’t had a need to rinse/spray his diapers yet). I do acknowledge that once my son starts solids I may have to rinse them or use a toilet sprayer. An audible "awe" comes from the crowd as I explain the toilet sprayer contraption.
  2. I wash the diapers every other day.
    a) I first run the diapers through a cold rinse cycle. I explain this helps loosen the poop. b) Then I wash the diapers in hot water with a tiny bit of detergent. Of course I stress the additional money savings involved as I use significantly less detergent than they thought. Here I stress another money saver in using less detergent than they thought.
    c) Run the diapers through one additional rinse cycle to ensure there is no excess detergent.
    d) Throw them in the dryer and TADA!
I also explain the ‘sunning’ system and how the stains come right out and the sun helps fight any smell issues so there's no need for bleach.. As the diapers come out of the dryer I assemble/stuff the ones that need assembling and stack the rest.

Everyone picks up a diaper or two; someone even takes a good sniff and then they began speaking amongst themselves. I felt sort of silly standing there as though I had just given an oral report in school and I was waiting on my grade or evaluation, a "you pass" or "you fail." Finally, my sister-in-law said, “That is so easy! I’m going to cloth diaper this baby,” as she rubs her 9 month pregnant belly! By the time we returned home my sister in law had already made her first purchase of cloth diapers (from Kelly's Closet of course)!

I was so nervous with using and washing our cloth at our family's house; I was so consumed and worried with being polite as possible about our dirty diapers hanging around that I didn’t realize that cloth diapering (as a whole) was being tested through me! I was honest about the issues I had in using different diapers, covers, and other things - but I also showed everyone how easy and convenient cloth diapers are, especially in the most inconvenient of times. Staying positive and natural about the whole process spoke for itself.

-- by Jennifer W.
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Washing at MIL's converts SIL

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