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Fluff Friday:
2-Rockin'Green HARD ROCK Cloth Diaper Detergent

Question of the week:
What detergent do you currently use to wash your diapers and are you happy with the results? You should leave your comment before Thursday, April 15th 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. Follow Rockin' Green Soap on twitter. Come back and post a comment that you are a follower of Rockin' Green Soap.
  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.
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  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 @rockingreensoap #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 (not tweet id status) and post as a comment. You can get 1 entry for EVERY unique tweet!
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  13. Place an order at any DiaperShops store between 4/9-4/15. 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, April 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 74

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This week's Fluff Friday winner is: Danielle!
She will receive: 2-Bamboo Baby One-Size All-in-One Diapers

This week's Facebook winners -
2 winners!
The Kissaluvs One Size AIO Marvels Diaper in blue with green snaps goes to June Edmonds Fefchak

The Kissaluvs One Size AIO Marvels Diaper in pink with chocolate snaps goes to Kayla Dishon

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! Please, contact us ASAP so we can get your winnings out to you!!!
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Fluff Friday 73 PLUS Facebook Winners

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When I researched cloth diapers for our second child, I thought the hardest part would deciding what to buy. After decided on mostly pockets diapers and after using them, I anticipated the worst part would be staying on top of the laundry.
However, the biggest challenges came when both my husband and I were working full tome when our daughter was 6 months old. I've figured out a lot about working full time and cloth diapering, one lesson at time.

Lesson 1 - I didn’t have all day to wash and dry the diapers anymore. I didn’t want to lose time with my family, so just figured I’d do it all after the kids were in bed. But after a couple mornings of inserts still damp and some frantic stuffing after a turn in the dryer made me realize I needed to start the wash a little earlier and finish the process once the kids were asleep. Hang drying the pockets and wraps and throwing the inserts in the dryer helped too.

Lesson 2 - Taking diapers every day instead of a big package of disposables means a little more planning. Rushing to do it in the morning was just adding stress to an already busy time. Putting them in the daycare bag the night before as part of the bedtime routine only takes a minute.

Lesson 3 - Paying attention to my clean diaper stash saves me from the moment of staring at an empty basket while trying to pack that bag at bedtime and then having to rush to stuff the next morning on top of the rest of the morning routine.

Lesson 4 - It’s best to empty the wet bag soon after I get home and a diaper sprayer is a very nice thing to have for that process. Messy diapers do not get better with time and when they’ve been sitting in a wrapped up diaper, a sprayer can be very helpful at making the clean up go much faster.

Lesson 5 - It’s nice to have more than one wet bag. It always seemed to get soiled the first day after I did a diaper load and didn’t have quite enough for another load yet. Now, if that happens, I have a back up. Even when I don’t need the second one, I like alternating them to give them each time to air out.

Lesson 6 - A slightly larger stash than I had when I was home full time really helps save some time now. I can do diaper laundry every three days and still have a day’s diapers ready to go while I’m washing.

Lesson 7 - Leaving the diapers on the drying rack in reach of my darling daughter will result in nice clean diapers on the floor. Now, I try to make sure the rack is not in the room we are during the evening so I can save stuffing until the kids are in bed.

Cloth diapering while working full time outside the home is very doable. More than 6 months in and things are pretty smooth. It’s all about getting a good routine down and saving time where you can. Laughing at the bumps along the way helps too.

By Cari D.
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Lessons Learned...One Oops at a Time

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The Natural Baby Company, makers of Gro Baby are recognizing their retailers through the Gro Four Program. Kelly's Closet has been a retailer of The Natural Baby Company since 2006 and is a leading retailer of the Gro Baby One-Size Cloth Diapering System. The Natural Baby Company recognizes Kelly's Closet with the highest standing, Platinum Status. KC is one of only six retailers world-wide to accomplish this status. Here in the US, KC is one of only three retailers to achieve this level of success.

Gro Baby is a hybrid cloth diapering system - it consists of an outer shell (or diaper cover) and for absorption an organic cotton soaker pad or eco-friendly single use BioSoaker. The Gro Baby System offers convenience, ease of use, and affordability. A Parent Tested Parent Approved award winner, Gro Baby is the diaper for every family! Additionally, BioSoakers are now Oeko-Tex 100 Certified - free of harmful substances.

Shopping at Kelly's Closet not only means that you are buying a great product, but with Platinum Status, you can be confident that you are buying from the best!
--
Sarah G. / COO
The Natural Baby Company
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Kelly's Closet Recognized by Gro Baby as Platinum Retailer

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I wasn’t really sure how to react to the fact my wife wanted to use cloth diapers; it seemed like a hair-brained idea. We didn’t know anyone who cloth diapered. She just found a website that sold cloth diapers and decided right then to do it! She did a ton of research, but my first impression of cloth was something my parents would have used involving a big piece of cloth (flat diapers), some diaper pins, and plastic pants.

Then my wife started ordering cloth diapers before we were even pregnant, this didn’t ease my apprehension. However, I must admit now that our daughter is just over a year old, I feel like a cloth diapering veteran – and I would recommend cloth diapers to any dad!

Firstly, they are easy to use. We own two brands – FuzziBunz pocket diapers (snap closures) and Gro Baby One Size diapers (with the hook and loop aka Velcro closures). Both diapers fit my daughter well and have rarely leaked. After a year of using cloth my first-hand experience with diaper rash is minimal since we’ve never had a problem with it.

I haven’t found the extra laundry to be a nuisance at all. Although we do a considerable amount of laundry as it is, we haven’t been bothered by a couple extra loads. There hasn’t been any noticeable increase in our water bill either.
I tend to look at the financial side of things and that was one of the first advantages of cloth diapering to come to mind. All of the money we have invested will count toward any future children we have. No buying disposable diapers for every child, or disposable wipes (an added savings to boot). In fact the cloth wipes we have we received at our baby showers and they have lasted exactly one year!

It is nice to know our second and third child (or as many as we have) are covered – no pun intended. An extra bonus is we could possibly be able to sell the diapers when we are done with them, thus making them even more affordable!

As a side note, I am not a huge environmental guy but I do think people should make some effort to eliminate waste. Cloth diapers make a big difference since we are not throwing away thousands of disposable diapers. Also, you are technically supposed to flush poop when using disposables, but do you know anyone who does? I feel like cloth offers another huge environmental plus there as well! It is nice to know we have done something positive for our environment and the environment we leave to our children and our children’s children!

By Steve W. hubby to Gina W.
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A Hair-Brained Idea?

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Join Stephan from BabyKicks on the first ever BabyKicks’ Easter Diaper Hunt featuring Otto and Maya. Throughout the month of April Stephan, Otto and Maya will be crisscrossing Europe to meet local retailers, part of the BabyKicks design team as well as run a Marathon (in preparation for an upcoming 60 mile Charity Race in which BabyKicks will be participating). To celebrate the holiday and the start of spring BabyKicks invites you to participate in our Easter Diaper Hunt that will be ongoing through the end of April.

Stephan will be traveling with the BabyKicks Bumboo Pocket Diaper and the BabyKicks Organic Fitted Diaper - which we nicknamed Otto and Maya respectively – throughout the journey.
Every Monday from April 5 to May 3 the trio will post pictures on the Cloth Diaper Whisperer of themselves in front of landmarks in well known cities in which they are hiding. In addition to the pictures they will post clues to their new hiding place on the BabyKicks Facebook page during the week. If you can find out where Stephan, Otto and Maya are you have a chance to win 1 of 6 BabyKicks Easter Bags! To enter the hunt, correctly guess the city, post the location on the Cloth Diaper Whisperer Blog and a random winner will be drawn.
There will be 6 prizes in total, one prize per week for 5 weeks and one LARGE prize when Stephan, Otto and Maya return from their ventures the first week of May. Each prize will be delivered in a unique hemp Easter Bag and is guaranteed to include at least 1 Bumboo Pocket Diaper. If you enter and don’t win, your name will automatically be entered into the next week’s drawing. Winners will be announced on the BabyKicks Facebook page. And, just like the traditional Easter eggs it’s a SURPRISE, so no peeking!
The promotion starts on Monday April 5, 2010. So get your basket ready because we’re going on an Easter Diaper Hunt!

The 1st picture!
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Join BabyKicks’ Easter Egg Diaper Hunt!!

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I am Crystal, distributor for Bamboo Baby. I have carried a variety of cloth diapers during my 9 years of business and was thrilled to find the Bamboo Baby line from Dri-Line. I love the absorbency and softness of bamboo, and unlike many other bamboo products, I really love that the diapers are made in North America.
The bamboo rayon and fleece are purchased through Green Textiles in the US and the bamboo fibers are Oeko-tex certified.

As with any product, there are stages of development and I find that the current Bamboo Baby all in one is fabulous! Dri-Line Ltd has been making incontinent products for hospitals and nursing home for over 20 years. They are a fair labor manufacturer and have really worked hard to produce quality products. They have made diaper service quality diapers for years and began branching into bamboo just a couple years ago. Yasmin, the owner on Dri-Line Ltd, prides her business on providing green alternatives and found it only made sense to provide the same quality in home-diapering systems too!

Why bamboo?

Here’s what Yasmin has to say:
When I was first introduced to bamboo fleece, I was impressed with the softness of the fabric, when I found that in addition to being deliciously soft and luxurious, bamboo fabric is also highly breathable, more absorbent than cotton(softer too), and naturally anti-bacterial. It seemed like the smart and natural fabric for cloth diapers.

In addition to being the perfect diaper fabric, bamboo is an environmentally
GOOD choice as well.

Why? Well, bamboo grows fast! It's a fast growing grass. Many species of
bamboo can grow 12-24 inches in just a day. Once cut, it is unnecessary to
replant bamboo, because it will grow a new shoot from the existing root
system. Bamboo is an endlessly renewable resource. In addition, it doesn't
require the dangerous insecticides often used in cotton growth.

Unlike many other crops farmed bamboo stabilizes the earth using it's root
system, this prevents soil erosion. It produces 35% more oxygen than a
comparable stand of trees.

In addition to using a 'green', absorbent, soft and all round smart fabric
choice, the Bamboo Baby line also incorporates a clever design. With more than 25 years of experience in diaper manufacturing, Dri-Line have made
diapers that work and are easy to use without breaking the bank.

Bamboo Baby are manufactured in Canada by a well paid, trained and
knowledgeable work staff. North American made products leave a smaller carbon footprint when purchased in North America.

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Bamboo Baby Product Focus

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Man, you mamas have some cute kids! We had the tough decision to choose just one as our winner, but this month’s Cute Baby of the Cloth Photo Contest winners are Savannah and Maddie sporting their BFF t-shirts and Kangas from Kelly’s Closet! Thanks to moms, Ashley and Beth, who have been best friends since middle school and are now committed to seeing their daughters be BFFs too! This photo was taken at one of their monthly get-together. Even though the two families live in different states, they make an effort to get their girls together regularly and hope they’ll cloth diaper their own babies someday.

FROM ASHLEY: The baby on the left is my daughter Savannah, and the baby on the right is my best friend Beth's daughter, Maddie. Beth and I have been best friends since middle school, and we're hoping that our daughters will be best friends too! One thing we share is a love for cloth diapers, and this picture shows our daughters in their Baby Kangas that we bought from Kelly's Closet. The girls are also in matching shirts that say "Best Friends Forever". Beth and Maddie live in Birmingham, AL and Savannah and I live in Atlanta, GA. We try to meet halfway between the two cities once a month. This picture is of our daughters enjoying themselves at the rocking chairs in front of Cracker Barrel. We hope that they will be friends even when they are mothers themselves and rocking their own babies to sleep! And we hope they cloth diaper, too. :-)

We got so many submissions of Best Friends that we had to put together another video slideshow of our “other” favorites. Seeing the sweet relationships budding between babies and their pets, their grandparents, siblings, favorite toys and other babies was absolutely priceless.



In honor of our 9th birthday, the theme for next month’s contest is: “Nine.” Get creative with this one and interpret it in your own way. Submit photos to sarah@diapershops.com by Wednesday, April 21st.

Note: By submitting a photo for this contest, you consent that Kelly’s Closet and Diapershops.com has the right to use the photo of your child and his or her first name in future newsletters.
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Cute Baby of the Cloth April

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