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Weekend Super Saver Coupon - Jan 9th & 10th

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Fluff Friday:
1-GoodMama One Size All in One THE ONE Diaper
1-GoodMama One Size Fitted Diaper

What to do? Simply leave a comment telling us: If you could make your own GoodMama diaper with the print of your choice what would it be? You should leave your comment before Thursday, January 14th at 7pm EST. (You can only comment answering this question ONCE PER GIVEAWAY, NOT PER DAY.)

Other ways to enter:
  1. Being a follower 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.
  2. 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!!!
  3. Fluff FridayAdvertising 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.
  4. Using our button on your blog (or starting to) gives you one extra comment PER GIVEAWAY, NOT PER DAY. Simply post a comment saying that you are using it and where.
  5. 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 Facebook fan.
  6. 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.
  7. One entry for signing up for our newsletter at Kelly's Closet. Post a comment when you sign up or if you are already signed up.
  8. Tweet @diapershops fluff friday @goodmamadiapers #clothdiapers giveaway Enter at http://www.theclothdiaperwhisperer.com/ . Then come back and comment that you tweeted.
  9. Tweet any unique tweet with @diapershops #clothdiapers. Cut and paste your tweet and post as a comment. You can get 1 entry for EVERY unique tweet!
  10. Being an affiliate of Kelly's Closet. Please post your affiliate id in your comment.
  11. Place an order at any DiaperShops store between 1/8-1/14. Post your order # and order date in the comments.
  12. Leave a product review at Kelly's Closet and return to the blog and comment which product you reviewed.
Have questions?? Visit our FAQ's.

How? We will draw one winner randomly with an "Online Number Generator" and will make a post with the winner on Friday, January 14th. 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 62

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This week's Fluff Friday winner is: Andrea Peak!

She
will receive:
1-Little-to-Big Beetle Organic Wool Diaper Cover Aplix Willow Green
1-Little-to-Big Beetle Organic Velour Diaper

Fluffin' up our Facebook contest:
Winner of $50 gift certificate to the DiaperShops.com store of her choice:
Allie Burum Schellhammer

Winner of our Facebook "Guess the exclusive diaper color/brand":

The exclusive diaper is a Smartipants in Chocolate (we call it "Cocoa Bean"). Everyone who posted either chocolate/ brown or Smartipants was entered into the random drawing!

Christy Mandin wins a 3pk of the new Smartipants Cocoa Bean!!

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

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Fluff Friday 61 PLUS Facebook Winners!

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Kelly’s Closet Rewards You!

Did you know Kelly’s Closet offers a Diaper Dollars™ Rewards Program?

Receive one point for every dollar you spend at Kelly’s Closet...
then redeem your points for gift certificates for free merchandise!

225 points = $10 Gift Certificate
500 points = $30 Gift Certificate
750 points = $50 Gift Certificate
1000 points = $75 Gift Certificate

How many points do you have?
Log in to review your point balance and redeem your points today!

Some restrictions apply - Please visit our Diaper Dollars™ Rewards Program for more details. Rewards gift certificates are issued within 7-10 business days.
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Diaper Dollars Rewards at Kelly's Closet!

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This post is a little shout-out to my hubby, the father of my two precious girls and my cloth diapering partner in crime. There are plenty of husbands out there whom completely resist cloth diapering or go along with it because they have no choice. Yes, my husband “went along” with it, but he was also a large part of the decision-making process. When I first sheepishly mentioned that I wanted to try cloth diapers, he encouraged me. When I complained that I couldn’t give it a true try without buying a couple, okay several, well, let’s just say many different styles and brands, he was on board. Whenever I have been frustrated to the point that I’m almost ready to throw in the towel, he tells me he’s hooked and there’s no way we can go back to disposables. This guy is the real-deal, true CDD (that’s Cloth Diapering Dad).
How do we know he’s a true CDD?

Let’s ask the tough questions…

Does he change diapers? Pah-lease! I don’t even think he asked for a tutorial. He just went for it. No whining, no issues. He’ll use any diaper, any time. I will say he prefers Velcro over snaps, but that’s only because his big, strong hands (you’re welcome, Sweetie) have a tough time with the delicate little snaps. He changes the baby, rinses the inserts and even secures the laundry tabs before putting them in the hamper.

Okay, but does he change poops? Heck yeah. And it gets better…he has been known to walk in when I’m changing a poop and offered to dump it and spray it off with the diaper sprayer, which he installed, by the way. Ya drooling yet ladies?!?

Let’s take it a step further.

Does he color-coordinate? This guy goes out of his way to dress the baby in his own, unique styles and the diapers always match the outfits. In fact, he has been known to suffer through the awkward snapping if a certain diaper is required to complete the look.
Does he do the laundry? This is a tough one. The question is more, do I allow him to do the laundry? In general, I just can’t relinquish control of the laundry room. It’s not really a trust thing; it’s more about my control issues. I’m working on it. However, I have left him in charge of running a couple of cycles and he handles it perfectly. He wouldn’t hesitate to tackle the laundry, but I think there’s a little fear and apprehension…of me! He knows the cloth diapers will be forgiving, but his wife? Not so much.

Does he make purchases? Technically, no. But, he has waded through incessant research with me to determine the next fluff buys based on colors, styles and needs. He may not be the one to press the “place this order” button, but he is the one that says “let’s buy both” when making a tough decision. That’s when I fall in love with him all over again!

By Jennifer G.
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My Cloth Diapering Man

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Laundry... oh how I used to love thee! Honestly, if there was one chore I relished doing it was laundry. Of course, this love was before I had a total of 3 kids, worked from home, started homeschooling, and long before my daughters discovered their inner Princess.

Halimah, or shall I say Her Royal Highness, insisted on incessant wardrobe changes. Initially I didn’t realize she was chucking the perfectly clean clothes in the hamper - but after discovering Mt. Everest in her hamper a day after I washed laundry I knew I had a problem on my hands.

As any good (and wise) mom would - I did my best to salvage the clean clothes from the pile and immediately took away ALL of her clothes (I hid the clothes in a basket and put them on a shelf well out of reach inside my closet). Then, since the only items left in her drawers were socks and panties Her Royal Highness subsequently decided a single pair of socks was not sufficient for her precious feet and started wearing 8-9 pair of socks at a time. “Away with the socks!” I say!

I quickly grew weary of all laundry - clean or dirty - so much so that I would end up with mountains of laundry to do and I’d grudgingly spend ALL day doing it. When I finally felt I had worked out a routine and got things under control life decided to throw a wrench in there and mess things up.

My husband informed that we would be having guests over for a day. Rather than do my typical loads of laundry I had to help prepare the house and food for our guests. The dirty diapers were already a day overdue and since I had forgot to toss them in the machine that morning I had a diaper pail full of dirty and super stinky diapers.... Although I couldn’t smell anything outside of the pail - I thought it best to just put the pail out in the garage and I would get to them later that night.

My darling husband ended up moving the diaper pail to the other side of the garage next to the car. Out of sight - out of mind! It didn’t dawn on me that the diapers were “missing” because I typically alternate between my diaper pail and my Planet Wise Hanging Wet/Dry bag and I (thankfully) have a very generous stash of diapers. It wasn’t until a few days later when the Planet Wise Wet/Dry bag was full and I needed the pail that I realized I had an entire diaper pail full of dirty diapers missing in action.

Kudos to the pail and Planet Wise Pail Liner because they performed wonderfully; never once did I smell anything funky in our garage. However, the stench once I took the lid off was on par with the stench of decomposition! Seriously, I can’t recall smelling anything more foul! I knew this load of diapers would call for some drastic measures...
With some gloves and a respirator mask I put the diapers inside the machine and said a little prayer (Please, please let the stink come out)! To play it safe I ran the diapers through 2 full heavy duty cycles on cold water - with Rockin’ Green (a full 2 tablespoons for each load - I wasn’t taking any chances). Following the cold washes I ran them through 2 full heavy duty cycles on hot water - with Allen’s Naturally (my son has sensitive skin so this works best for his skin). Then, one final short cycle warm wash with no detergent - just for good measure!

When all was said and done (a full day of washing) I opened the washing machine door (again, with the little prayer of hope) and took a sniff... nothing! HOORAY! My diapers were saved! I was relieved for a brief moment... until of course I realized I still had another bag full of dirty diapers to wash in addition to several loads of clothes! DRATS!
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The Lost Load

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{BEGINNINGS}
Better For Babies started out more like a concerned parent than a for-profit business. Leah and her husband Zac paid a lot of attention to the health and environmental aspects of what they eat and what they wear. When it came time to buy cloth diapers and other baby products, they couldn’t find exactly what they wanted, so they brought out the sewing machine and drafting paper to make their own! As they've learned more about organics, fair trade and the world in general — they’ve become increasingly committed to designs that unite planet-friendliness with innovation. It really is possible to make better products that also are good for the world.

{FINDING OPPORTUNITY IN ADVERSITY}
When Zac was diagnosed with a degenerative neurological illness, Leah and Zac made Better for Babies their family business so Leah could stay at home with the children, help Zac out and run the operations. The course of Zac’s illness was (and is) devastating. But the family learns peacefulness, acceptance, and love from him each and every extra day they get to spend together.

{NATURE KNOWS DESIGN — AND LADYBUGS KNOW MOISTURE}

Their first product, the acclaimed Little Beetle Fitted cloth diaper takes its inspiration from the ladybug, a critter Leah and Zac greatly admire. The ladybug has an outer wing to trap moisture and protect its soft hind wings and underside. They’re very proud that the ladybug-inspired diaper has become the number-one rated fitted cloth diaper on DiaperPin.

The Little-to-Big wool covers were invented and released last year, and are made of 100% domestic organic merino wool. Our colored wool is dyed with 100% non-heavy metal, low-impact, environmentally-friendly, fiber-reactive dyes.

The LtB wool cover is hand made in the US from scrumptiously soft, fashion grade Organic Wool Jersey (wool is certified under NOP/USDA). Elegance in a turned and top-stitched design. These covers provide a great natural cloth diaper cover option. They are designed to fit best over Little Beetle Fitted diapers or a similar trim low rise diaper. They also work well with most prefolds.

{PLANET FRIENDLINESS MEETS DESIGN INTELLIGENCE}
We find that design intelligence and environmental intelligence go hand in hand. All {Better for Babies} products are 100% natural and organic, reusable, and all are either fair trade or domestically grown and made - providing high quality products designed fit your little one every step of the way!

* Little-to-Big Beetle {fits now - grows later} One Size Fitted Diaper and Wool Diaper Cover
* Little Beetle Learners {training pants}
* Wool Wet Bags and much more!
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{Better for Babies} Product Focus

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Earlier today I read the online article on our “Cloth Diaper Whisperer” Kelly Wels in Raising Maine Magazine. Once I got past the picture of all those cute cloth diapers hanging on a rack (I would LOVE to actually go to a cloth diaper store!), I enjoyed reading the article on the history of Kelly’s Closet. As I neared the end of the article, I felt a little funny completely recognizing the cloth diapering momma I am when Kelly mentioned that some customers , “actually collect cloth diapers, believe it or not – the people who want to dress their babies in a green camouflage or cheetah print diaper and a T-shirt, as a fashion statement.” I must raise my hand and say that I am part of that customer base… or maybe I should say, “Hello. My name is Katrina. I am a cloth diaper addict.” However, I’m fairly confident I’m not the only one here that can say that, right?

When I was a child I used to collect things such as stickers and trading cards, which led to Barbie’s, then to CD’s and DVD’s (remember when CD was short for compact disk and not cloth diaper?!) I’ve always enjoyed collecting something, so I guess it shouldn’t have come as a surprise that once I started cloth diapering, I too would be collecting them as well.

My husband enjoys teasinge me about cloth diapers being my hobby, but I suppose in some ways he is right. He likes to watch for good deals on LEGOS (his hobby) and jumps at the chance to get a good deal. I admittedly do the same for cloth diapers. I surf Kelly’s Closet several times a week and find myself trying to justify yet another cloth diaper. While I don’t need any more diapers, I just LOVE trying new diapers and adding more color and variety to my stash.

Remember the old joke of receiving nothing but socks and underwear for Christmas? I sure hope my son doesn’t feel the same way about cloth diapers. Not knowing what else to buy my youngest son for Christmas (he gets all of his brother’s hand me down toys), for the second year in a row he received some new fluff. At 21 months old he’ll get the enjoyment of tearing open the wrapping paper, and I’ll get the enjoyment of bright new fluff at changing time. Now, if only it was that easy for my 3 ½ year old!

As I sit here anxiously awaiting my latest fluffy mail from Kelly’s Closet, I know I’m not alone! I’m sure there are others of you out there that can’t wait to see the mail delivery with a box bearing that wonderful DiaperShops sticker on it. Whenever I get a new package in the mail my husband just rolls his eyes and hands it over. Whatever will I do once my youngest is potty trained and no longer in diapers?

By Katrina W.
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Confessions of a Cloth Diaper Addict

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