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Weekend Super Saver Coupon

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Fluff Friday:
2- Happy Heinys One Size Pocket Diapers

Question of the week:
What is the cloth diaper you grab the most to use from your stash (brand and style)? Leave your comment before Thursday, July 1st at 7pm EST. (You can only answer the question ONCE PER GIVEAWAY, NOT PER DAY.)

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  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.
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  10. Tweet @diapershops fluff friday @happyheinys #clothdiapers giveaway Enter at http://www.theclothdiaperwhisperer.com/. Then come back and comment that you tweeted AND the exact tweet (not tweet id status).
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  16. You must have your Blogger profile

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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 2nd. 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 85

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This week's Fluff Friday winner is Kelly!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! Please, contact us ASAP so we can get your winnings out to you!!!
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Fluff Friday 84 WINNER!

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Hi, my name is Jill and I am an addict. A cloth diaper addict. I am very fortunate to have a husband that is 100% behind cloth diapering. In fact, he is the one that with a 3 week old baby suggested I follow through with my instincts and order some diapers. Having a newborn with nursing issues, and various misadventures in household moving at the time (I went into labor right after we moved for my husband's work, 3 weeks early), I wanted to poke his eyes out. However, knowing through my haze that he was right, I ordered a dozen pre-folds and a couple of covers. At first I was a little...reluctant to use them. We didn't have a diaper pail, or a wetbag, or... anything. We used a Rubbermaid tub and rinsed the covers out in the sink in between uses. It made for a very small load of diapers. Once the haze cleared up a little bit, I began looking forward to using the cloth, and despising the leaky, stinky disposables. My husband, who has a sensitive nose, hated the powder stench. Having been major recyclers before, and stuck in a small apartment, the trash mounded up, and it disgusted us. We found out that we had a retailer in the local area and visited. Fluff everywhere. This odd feeling kind of crept into my veins. We bought some AIOs in small and medium, and figured if we didn't like the smalls, we could take the mediums back. Ahhh, bum genius, you got us hooked! I tried a one size pocket diaper and got that odd feeling again.

Then I found out about the Great Cloth Diaper Hunt. I found out about giveaways. I discovered free shipping, and sales, and more giveaways. I found out about being a tester and have done that twice. I held out a long time on cloth wipes, but got some free samples of solutions and decided to give it a try. Now I wish I had done it sooner! Did I mention giveaways? I've been very lucky, or handy at entering at just the right time for giveaways on several major blogs. I even won a swim diaper on Earth Day recently because I was the only one that entered! Right now I am waiting for 2 diapers that I got for doing reviews of other diapers at a major retailer (I'm sure a lot of you did this, too), and will soon use a $25 gift certificate that I won for participating in one of the Earth Day twitter chats! I also won another $10 certificate Earth Day for a diaper I've been coveting, and a credit at my local retailer's online store and got a nearly free diaper from there as well. I keep up with a lot of the cloth diapering blogs, including their facebook (and sometimes twitter) pages as well, spotting random giveaways here and there. I pay attention when I see someone posting about a fluffy giveaway, and watch their sites, if they do one, they are most likely to do another. At one point, I was entering at least 10 giveaways a day. I entered for everything I could. Now I am a bit more selective. I don't enter everything, or maybe I'll do one entry 'just because' I can't resist! I will semi-shamefully admit that I've turned on a certain cartoon with Muppets so that my daughter would watch it, JUST so I could enter giveaways or read blogs about CD'ing! It might be that that is exactly what I am doing now since she woke up early from her nap. (Don't worry, she gets lots of non-tv time playing outside too!)

I try and match my baby's diapers to her clothes if we are having company or going on an outing where they might be seen. I found out that my cousin was going to get married this summer. All the diapers I ordered recently have been snap diapers, and ones that would match the dress for the wedding. The dress has 2 colors of pink and orange and green, and yellow. I picked a blue and brown for contrast, and we'll have some other dipes with us overnight just in case. I'm probably crazy for it, but I don't want a toddler running naked through a wedding reception because she undid the velcro while we weren't looking, and I'm not covering up her fluffy bum when she twirls in her dress for anything!

The brands I currently have are:
Grand total (unless I'm missing one is....78!) I had no idea I had that many until I started counting! Right now I rotate 2 batches of BG's and the snap dipes, with the gro baby's rotating around in there somewhere! I also have around 50 cloth wipes and wish I had more! I didnt' get those until my baby was a year old and now I'm kicking myself. I have 6 wetbags in varying sizes and I think that's enough. I've gotten so many diapers now that I'm using my largest one as a makeshift pail liner for a round of dipes! If my hubby has his way, we'll have one child potty trained followed closely by another one using them, or perhaps 2 at a time using them! In fact, he insists he will do diaper laundry every day if he has to, in order to keep any future babies from having to wear un"disposables" in the hospital! However, he's happy to buy more diapers to get us through if necessary. Yes, I do owe the man some major baked goods for getting me hooked on cloth. We are a greener, cleaner, happier family for it, and I've even lent support to a couple of ladies considering or full out cloth diapering, by providing information and an ear! I blog about cloth frequently and am always on the lookout for a new type of diaper to try! Anyone have any suggestions? ;-)

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Just one fluffy bum, and you'll be addicted too!

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If you are a “local” (i.e. live in or close to Portland, Maine), have an adorable cloth diapered baby (a given, right?!) and are interested in showing off your cute baby on TV… Listen up!

We are looking for approximately three Maine babies to appear with Kelly on Good Day Maine next week for a segment about cloth diapering! The station is interested in having their local cloth diaper expert (Kelly!!) talk to their viewers about modern cloth diapers, the history and how far they have come. This is a great opportunity to educate local moms and spread the word about cloth… but we need some models to show off the great new options in cloth diapers. Baby (and possibly mom!) will need to either sit, crawl around the set or be held by mom while Kelly explains the latest in cloth diapers in a 3-5 minute segment.

Here are the requirements: We are looking for families within close driving distance to Portland. Babies should be 9 months old or younger (in an attempt to manage them a bit). Families must be available on Wednesday, June 30 and all babies and mamas need to at the studio no later than 7:30 a.m.

As a thank you, the families we feature with us on air will receive a Kelly’s Closet gift card and three free diapers … and their cutie will be on TV!

Please contact Sarah@diapershops.com with your name, town, your baby’s name, baby’s birthdate and a photo by Thursday, June 24 if you are interested. We will be choosing the participants based on speed of response and availability… so email us now!
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Calling All Portland, Maine Cloth Diapering Parents!

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Congratulations to Moby Wrap for being featured as the most comfortable baby carrier on the Today Show last week! We already knew they were tops, so we’re glad this fantastic brand got the recognition they deserve. iVillage Pregnancy and Parenting editor, Liz Zack, detailed several different baby carriers during the segment, each with its own special features or uses. Zack also highlighted the recent recalls on baby carriers gave parents the information they need to know about the recalled carriers.

View the whole segment here: http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/3041445/ns/today-parenting_and_family#37356559.

Way to go Moby!
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Moby Wrap Featured on Today Show!

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My son was born weighing 10 lb. 4 oz. and did not fit into the newborn-sized diapers I purchased for him. He has continued to be large for his age, always measuring in the 95th percentile in height and 80th in weight. Around 18 months old, we had troubles squeezing him into most of his “one-size” diapers, especially nighttime pockets that needed extra stuffing. Friends told me that he’d “slim down” and his diapers would fit well again and that he is not really chubby. He’s just tall and solid and his physique has not changed. By 20 months, diapering was nearly impossible and our son was upset that his diapers were pinching or digging in on his skin. I had to find other solutions.

My search began in our own diaper stash. I found his Thirsties large covers still fit perfectly, but the “one-size” fitteds and standard prefolds did not. I ordered large Thirsties Fab Fitteds and found this to be an EXCELLENT combo with plenty of room to grow. The Fab Fitted is so soft and stretchy and the cover is plenty roomy. Also in our home stash, we found FuzziBunz perfect fit diapers in large are also still fitting and working, though on the last hip and waist snaps. Bumkins large all-in-ones fit great and are a favorite with babysitters, grandparents and my husband. But our combined stash of all these items added up to 6 diapers, and I do diaper laundry every OTHER day usually.

Yay! Time for shopping! There are some terrific new options out there! The Sandy’s Toddle-ease fitted paired with a Mother-Ease Air Flow cover in the toddler size is incredibly absorbent and very roomy. I find this combo is a bit bulky, so works best at home with no pants, with stretchy pants like sweats, or with jammies. With a Babykicks Hemparoo Joey Bunz doubler laid inside and a wool soaker cover outside, the Sandy’s Toddle-ease is without a doubt our new nighttime solution.

The softest, most comfortable (and hands down ABSOLUTE trimmest under clothing) of our new finds is the Bamboo Baby all-in-one toddler size. My son prefers this diaper and keeps asking for it. (He says, “New softie diaper, please, Mommy!”) The Thirsties Duo diaper in size 2 is a consistent part of our new rotation and like the large Thirsties cover and Fab-Fitted, offers a soft, stretchy diaper with room to grow. One of my favorite finds and the one that will also work when potty-training is the Little Beetle Organic Velour Cotton Learners. These training pants are thick and absorbent where it matters and have worked as well as any diaper with his Thirsties, Mother-Ease airflow or wool soaker covers on top. The Little Beetle Learners are also a great option when we are at home and he can wear them alone to more easily use the potty. They pull on and off like pants, or have snaps on the hips for easy removal when wet or soiled. The Knickernappies side-snapping pocket diaper is also a true fits-to-40-pounds diaper and one my son can’t take off when he wakes up from his naps. (Bonus!)

There are a few brands of one-size diapers from our past diapering (now mostly being used on our 4 month old) that will still work in a pinch, but do exactly that - pinch. It took a bit of research and some trial and error, but keeping our big toddler in cloth that fits until he’s using the potty is the best reward.

Contributed by Kimberly P.
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"Fluffing" the large bum

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As we prepared for the birth of our first child, my husband's view on cloth diapering was of partial acceptance--fine if I want to use them, but don't expect him to deal with them. I began using pre-folds and decided not to push the issue at first even though it really wasn't difficult to use them.
After about a month, I decided to get a few one-size all-in-one diapers to try out, figuring that they would be great daddy diapers and excitedly showed him how easily he could change our daughter's diapers too. He watched (distractedly, I might add), but was not exactly sharing my enthusiasm. A few weeks passed by before he made it to the changing table, but after wards he proudly brought our daughter to me, diapered and freshly dressed in her pajamas, ready for bed. I took her from him and was in the middle of returning the praise he so obviously wanted when I noticed that her diaper felt a little different than I expected. I asked him which kind of diaper he used, and he seemed confused, replying that he used the easy one I had gotten for him.

However, instead of getting the all-in-one diaper, he had actually pulled out a pre-fold (which he swore he would never use because it's too complicated) and figured out how to fold it, fit it to her, and fasten it snuggly on. I was very impressed and let him know that he actually did a great job putting the "hard" diaper on. Apparently he had not paid much attention when I showed the AIO to him...except for the comment about only needing to put one thing on her, not separate pieces, so I realized with a jolt of anxiety that I was holding a baby in an expertly placed cotton prefold without a cover.

Just as I was finishing answering my husband's question about why a cover is necessary, our daughter decided to illustrate the point. We had to laugh before going to change her again--he hasn't forgotten to use a cover over a prefold since. Now he tells other people with pride that we use cloth diapers for our baby (and he really thinks that AIOs are super easy!).

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Daddy's Education

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