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Weekend Super Saver Coupon - March 20th & 21st

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Fluff Friday:
1-Mini Shower Diaper Sprayer

Question of the week:
How do you deal with messy diapers (sprayer use, flushable liners, other) ? You should leave your comment before Thursday, March 25th at 7pm EST. (You can only answer the question ONCE PER GIVEAWAY, NOT PER DAY.)

Other ways to enter:

  1. Head on over to our Facebook Fan page and leave a comment one of the posts in the 'Discussion tab'. Come back here and comment which post you commented on.
  2. Post a comment letting us know how long you have been using cloth diapers.
  3. 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.
  4. 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!!! You must have your Blogger profile accessible to be selected as a winner.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Tweet @diapershops fluff friday diaper sprayer #clothdiapers giveaway Enter at http://www.theclothdiaperwhisperer.com/. Then come back and comment that you tweeted AND the exact tweet (not tweet id status).
  11. 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!
  12. Being an affiliate of Kelly's Closet. Please post your affiliate id in your comment.
  13. Place an order at any DiaperShops store between 3/19-3/25. Post your order # and order date in the comments.
  14. Leave a product review at Kelly's Closet and return to the blog and comment which product you reviewed.
  15. Start a thread about our giveaway or comment on a thread that is about or giveaway on any chat room (http://www.diaperpin.com/, http://www.diaperswappers.com/, etc) . Post the name of the thread AND the url of your comment.
  16. You must have your Blogger profile

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, March 26th. 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 71

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This week's Fluff Friday winner is: The Beck Bunch!

They will receive:
2-Cutey Baby Modern One-Size Cloth Diapers (provided by the manufacturer)

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! Please, contact us ASAP so we can get your winnings out to you!!!
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Fluff Friday 70 Winner!

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FuzziBunz Online, part of the DiaperShops.com family, is now offering the Diaper Dollars rewards program. However, the benefits don’t end there... Two is better than one; for every dollar you spend on FuzziBunz Online you will earn double Diaper Dollars rewards points on all your FuzziBunz Online purchases*. Additionally, you may opt to redeem your FuzziBunz rewards points for a gift certificate for either FuzziBunz Online or Kelly’s Closet.


*For FuzziBunz Online Diaper Dollars Rewards Program details click here.

Once the gift certificate is issued for either FuzziBunz Online or Kelly’s Closet the gift certificate can only be redeemed for that store and cannot be changed.

Please Note: Rewards points from either store cannot be combined.
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Double Diaper Dollars Rewards Points!

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We are still smiling at all of the cute entries we got for the St. Patty’s Day photo contest, and we can’t wait to see what you come up with for this month’s contest.

This month’s theme is “Best Friends,” so hurry up and send us an adorable picture of your little one with his or her “best friend!!” Your baby’s friend can be grandpa, a stuffed animal or the family dog...so get creative! Baby must be wearing a cloth diaper to be considered for the contest. Please send your submissions to sarah@diapershops.com by Friday. March 19 (this FRIDAY!). The winner will be featured in the Kelly’s Closet April newsletter!

*By submitting a photo, you authorize Kelly’s Closet to use the photo in the Kelly’s Closet newsletter and The Cloth Diaper Whisperer blog.
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Cute Baby of the Cloth Photo Contest – Deadline Friday!

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1. Try before you buy
What I thought I would like and what I ultimately liked were two very different things. I thought I would like gDiapers for their hybrid flexibility, but I ended up loving bumGenius All-in-ones and Blueberry Deluxe One Size pocket diapers instead. I thought I would prefer hook and loop (Velcro) for its ease, however, I much prefer snaps because they don’t “catch” in the wash.

Don’t go out and buy a bunch of one type of diaper from the very beginning. Try one or two of a variety of types - then place a big order when you decide what works best for your family.

2. Patience is a virtue: wait for the bargain
Especially for those on a limited budget, you should know that different diaper brands and diaper stores run a lot of “specials.” If you’re able to wait and be patient, you will probably get the diapers that you love for a discount, or with free shipping, or with some other bonus. Kelly’s Closet has a different discount/promotion almost every week! You just have to wait for “your” diaper to be the one on sale. You can add to your stash a little over time – this will help keep a low impact on your bank account.

3. Accessories are not included
While you don’t “have” to have accessories to cloth diaper, there are a few that really help. In my life, the diaper sprayer, various Planet Wise wet bags, and “cloth diaper friendly” diaper cream are the three things I couldn’t live without. It’s good to remember to add in your personal “extras” when making your decision and cloth diaper budget.

4. The Scoop on Poop
I’ll come right out and admit it; I was terrified of the poop. The reality is, you will have to deal with poop if you cloth diaper. With that said, you would also have to deal with poop if you use disposables (we call them poop-splosions in my house). Dealing with poop is just part of being a parent. So prepare yourself to get up close and personal, regardless of your choice of diapers.

5. How you wash your diapers matter
When I first started reading about all the complicated wash routines and the “cloth diaper friendly” detergents, I thought it was just a marketing technique to get me to buy more things that I really didn’t need. I planned to just do the diapers my regular way with regular detergent. But the hype is true; repelling and the stinkies are real!

You do need to do a “special” wash routine (basically just a few extra rinses - it's best to keep it simple!) and use a cloth diaper friendly detergent. Rockin' Green detergent is great and I would love to use it on all our clothes. Cloth diaper laundry really is not that bad; I actually enjoy hanging the diapers on the line, there’s something really fulfilling and wholesome about it. Just be prepared with a good laundry routine and cloth diaper friendly detergent.

6. If the onesie fits… it might not
Even the trimmest cloth diaper doesn’t fit as trimly as a disposable. Your baby’s bum will look a little “fluffy.” You will soon begin to see this as cute and accessorize accordingly, but for now, keep this in mind. When you purchase all those cute, tiny infant clothes in advance, remember you might need to size up with pants or look for things that are a little longer in the torso (Carter’s onesies tend to run long) to accommodate for the bigger (yet cuter) bum.

7. No question is stupid
At first, I was embarrassed by how little I knew. I was certain my questions were stupid. I soon realized two things: First, if you have a question, then other people probably have the same question so go ahead and ask! Second, the cloth diapering community is incredibly supportive, helpful, and kind. They are ready and willing to answer your questions (at least the people at Kelly’s Closet always have been for me!) and many of them enjoy talking about cloth diapering and helping out newbies. So go ahead and ask, because there are no stupid questions (in the world of cloth).

8. If you do it, they will come around
When I began to think about cloth diapering, I dreaded telling my family. I was sure they would think I was crazy. And, at first, they did. Ultimately they saw how easy it is, how cute cloth diapers can be, and how much better it is for the environment. Above all, they saw that it was important to me and my husband, and they wanted to support our choice. They all came around and they are all 100% supportive. Don’t be afraid to cloth diaper because of what other people think. They’ll probably come around much more quickly than you imagine.

9. You might save money… or you might just get addicted
Cloth diapering is supposed to save money, and if you buy some of the basic “systems,” it really does. But cloth diapers are really cute! There are all sorts of different kinds, and you will probably get sucked in and want to try all the cute new styles and prints. So buyer beware, cloth diapering is addictive, and you might not end up saving a ton of money if you are always buying the newest, cutest cloth diaper. But you’ll still be saving the environment!

10. There’s more than one way to cloth diaper
There are probably as many different cloth diapering “solutions” as there are cloth diapering families. What worked for my best friend and her son just isn’t quite right for me and my daughter. You can read and research all you want, but soon you’re just going to have to try it. Some things will work, others won’t; you’ll figure out your “solution” step by step. Be patient with yourself and with cloth diapers, and don’t be afraid to try something innovative!

By Melody S.
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10 Things I Wish I’d Known When I Started Cloth Diapering…

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My favorite way to dry my cloth diapers is definitely hanging them outside in the sun. It’s the best of both worlds, the sun bleaches stains out, kills residual bacteria, and I save on electricity. Not to mention I love looking outside at a colorful line full of fluff – is there anything better?

Right now my family is living in a rental home while waiting for our old home out of state to sell. The yard is quite steep and there really isn’t a good place for me to easily set up my laundry line. With two little boys running around I don’t like the idea of having to leave them alone in the house while I hike up and down the basement stairs to reach the backyard and a laundry line.

Not long after we moved in I began wracking my brain for solution to the problem. I looked out the back door while sitting down for breakfast one morning and wondered if there was a way to rig up my umbrella style laundry line onto the small deck just off the breakfast nook. That very afternoon I pulled my laundry line out of the garage and hauled it out on the deck. Using some Velcro straps, I attached the pole to the wood railings on the deck and TA-DA, problem solved!

Of course, I should mention that there are woods behind the house and we don’t have any next door neighbors so no one will see my little rigged up laundry line…I wouldn’t dare try this if someone else could see it. I don’t want to be one of “those people” that people secretly talk about when you’re not around.

Now if I could only get the temperature to warm up and the sun to come out of hiding from behind the clouds so much. But alas, this is still better than those cold, snowy winters I left behind back in Wisconsin!

By Katrina W.
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Out On A Line

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Ada Vaughan fell in love with cloth diapering in 2008. After trying several top brands on her daughter, she longed for something easier to use, better looking, and super absorbent. Working at a marketing agency by day, and sewing diaper prototypes by night, she sketched, cut, and sewed her way to a new design. In 2009, CuteyBaby was established, and the all-in-one Modern Cloth Diaper went into production.

The CuteyBaby Modern Cloth Diaper has a waterproof polyester outer, absorbent microfiber layers, and feel-dry wicking top layer. With 4 layers of built-in absorbency, sewn in a unique design to speed drying, CuteyBaby diapers are super easy to use and launder. Our removable Velcro tabs extend the life of your diapers and prevent the chain-'o-diapers coming out of your dryer.

We also offer a roll of soft, flushable, biodegradable diaper liners that help you lift out solids and avoid rinsing. Our liners work in any cloth diapering system.

CuteyBaby offers the best selection of prints, super absorbency, and a unique closure that will give you a great diapering experience, wash after wash. Pair one of our Modern Cloth Diapers with a T-shirt this Summer, and your baby is dressed!

If you have been considering cloth diapering, but want to keep things as simple as possible, CuteyBaby is a great option. Or, if you are experienced with cloth diapers, but want to have something in your stash that's easy to hand off to a babysitter or cloth diapering newbie - this is a great option. Plus - they're super cute!
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Cutey Baby Product Focus

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When you have a young baby, it can be hard to get out and do fun activities. For example, public pools require swim diapers for a diapered child to go into the water. While you may have a full featured stash of cloth diapers, you may be unsure how to take your baby swimming in a public pool. Is there any other option besides disposable swim diapers, or are you resigned to purchase a wasteful and environmentally hazardous product just to have a successful family outing? The good news is that the same retailers selling your favorite brands of cloth diapers probably have diapers approved for public swimming pools.

Swimming pools usually have specific requirements for swimming diapers. The diaper can not be absorbent and must have the ability to contain solid waste. Both regular cloth and disposable diapers will absorb excessive amounts of pool water, which can weigh down your baby and cause a safety hazard. However, leaving your baby diaper free can risk contamination if human waste is introduced into the pool water. Because of this, you will be required to use swim diapers whenever you bring your baby to a pool.

Many public pools sell swim diapers at their concession stand for parents who don't have one available in their baby's swimming supplies. Pools are most familiar with disposable swimming diapers. They may have policies in place designating what is acceptable to use, and cloth options may not be on that list. This doesn't mean that you can't use a cloth swim diaper safely. Instead, you may be required to take a bit of extra time to show the diaper to management so they can approve the swim diapers for use in their pool. This will only be necessary once. After the initial inspection, you should be able to tell any workers unfamiliar with the product that it has been inspected and approved by the owner.

When shopping for swim diapers, there are several options that you can select from. First, the closures will vary depending on the particular design and manufacturer of your cloth swim diaper. Your diaper may feature either plastic snaps or hook and loop tape to secure the diaper on your baby. Many swim diapers look very much like a diaper cover with a waterproof outer cover, except they have a mesh layer on the inside to help keep solid waste contained. In fact, some parents grab a swim diaper to use as a cover in a pinch. Some designs offer extra protection for busy little fingers by adding several types of closures. In addition to hook and loop tape, a style may also add a tie so that the diaper stays where it belongs while your baby is enjoying the water.

If you swim often during the spring and summer months, you want to have several swimming diapers in your collection of cloth diapers so that you can rotate them when you are washing. Luckily, the swim diapers at Kelly's Closet are very affordable. The company offers 3 styles, all priced under $15.
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Public Pools and Swim Diapers

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