Free package of GroVia BioLiners (200 sheets) with a $25 or more purchase at Kelly's Closet. Use discount code GVLINER at check-out. Offer valid while supplies last and can end at anytime. Limit 1 code per order. Limit 1 use per customer.
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Fluff Friday:

1-BabyKicks One-Size Bumboo Diaper version 2.0
1-BabyKicks Hemp Washies 10pk

Thanks to BabyKicks for sponsoring this giveaway!

Question of the week:
What color and snap combination would you like to see the BabyKicks One Size Bumboo to come in? Leave your comment before Thursday, July 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 NEW The Cloth Diaper Whisperer Facebook Fan Page and become a fan. Leave a comment that you are a fan.
  2. Follow @BabyKicksUSA on twitter. Come back and post a comment that you are a follower of BabyKicks.
  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 @babykicksusa #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!
  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 7/9-7/15. 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. Start a new discussion (or respond to a current discussion) on either DiaperShops Facebook or The Cloth Diaper Whisperer Facebook. Come back and leave a comment with the title of discussion AND which Facebook page you posted on as a comment to this post.

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, July 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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This week's Fluff Friday winner is Jennifer!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! Please, contact us ASAP so we can get your winnings out to you!!!
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Reminder….Photos for the August photo contest are due on Tuesday, July 27th! The theme this month is “Beach Bums” so send us your cute photos of baby enjoying the beach, pool or backyard. We want to celebrate the lazy days of summer in nothing but cloth diapers!

Did you know that we are now awarding TWO photo contest winners each month with a DiaperShops.com gift card?! The contest winner will receive $25 and the runner-up will receive $15 to spend on whatever diapers or accessories they choose! Remember, we judge the photos on creativity and interpretation of the theme…and a clean, uncluttered background never hurts! There must be a cloth diaper in the photo to qualify.

Submit your entries to sarah@diapershops.com by Tuesday, July 27th. The winners will be featured in the Kelly’s Closet August newsletter and possibly on the website!

*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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Prizes now being awarded for Cute Baby of the Cloth!

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GIVEAWAY CLOSED! Thanks to all for participating.

Congrats to Maresi Minton Brown. Please contact us to claim your giveaway and in the subject line write "30 minutes of Fluff" giveaway 7/7. You have until 5pm est on 7/9 to claim the giveaway.
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Thank you for visiting The Cloth Diaper Whisperer Blog.

We are starting a new way of doing giveaway's thru social media called "30 minutes of Fluff". In a nut shell we will randomly put up giveaway's on our blog where you can enter to win free diapering products.

Make sure you follow DiaperShops and The Cloth Diaper Whisperer on Facebook as we will let you know when the giveaway is posted on the blog.

We will keep the giveaway open for 30 minutes for people to get their entries in.

For the "inaugural" giveaway we are giving away: 2-bumGenius 3.0 one size diapers.

Their are 3 ways to enter:
1) "Like us" as a DiaperShops Facebook Fan. Post a comment with your facebook id as a comment to this post.
2) "Like us" as a The Cloth Diaper Whisperer Facebook Fan. Post a comment with your facebook id as a comment to this post.
3) Post a thread (or respond to an existing thread)on any parenting or cloth diapering forum telling others about our new "30 minutes of Fluff". Post a comment with the exact url and the name of the forum.

After 30 minutes we will randomly draw a winner from eligible entries! We will post the winner's name as an update to this post and then mark the giveaway as CLOSED. Once the winner's name is posted the winner has 48 hours to contact us to claim their prize. If the winner doesn't claim their prize we will re-post the giveaway.
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****CLOSED****30 Minutes of Fluff Giveaway- Win 2-bumGenius 3.0 One-Size Diapers!

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Diapers. They are a way of life for new parents. But how many parents really think about their diapering decision? Chicago mom, Rachel Shaw Callahan, admits she didn't give it much more than a passing thought when she was pregnant.

"I knew cloth diapers were an option, but none of my friends were using them so I had no one to get firsthand experience from," says the mom of an 8-month-old baby. "When you're getting ready to have a baby there are so many other things to consider from the stroller to the crib bedding, that diapers were sort of a given."

But in these tough economic times, more budget-strapped parents are considering making the switch to cloth diapers to save money. A recent survey conducted by Harris Interactive for DiaperShops.com, a leading online cloth diapering boutique, found one-third of parents who use disposable diapers say they would be "extremely" or "very likely" to switch to cloth diapers after learning that cloth diapers could save them $2,000 over the course of their baby's diapering years.

However, just because parents say they are willing to switch doesn't mean many of them have done it. The survey found that only about one in 10 parents with children in diapers use cloth diapers. This number represents a substantial minority of the parenting population.

Kelly Wels, the founder of DiaperShops.com, says this study exposes a knowledge gap among American parents. "It is true that cloth diapers can save a family a lot of money over the course of their baby's diapering years. That said, it's evident from this survey that parents don't know just how much is at stake by switching to cloth diapers," she says. "A little research will lead parents to find out all about the easy-to-use and oh-so-cute cloth diapering brands like FuzziBunz, Happy Heinys, GroVia, Kissaluvs, BabyKicks and bumGenius."

Top concerns for parents
A third of disposable diapering parents say they would be "extremely" or "very likely" to switch to cloth diapers after they learned how disposable diapers negatively impact the environment. Experts say disposable diapers take 250-500 years to decompose in a landfill and more than 27 billion diapers end up in landfills each year.

Moms also appear to be more concerned about diaper rash. Almost 30 percent of moms say they would be "extremely" or "very likely" to switch to cloth diapers if it could ease or eliminate diaper rash.

"Cloth diapering has been a growing phenomenon among today's modern parents, especially as we become more aware of just how fragile our eco-system is and how it's not immune to excessive landfill waste and environmental disasters like the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico," says Wels. "Every little bit helps in making our world a better place for our children."

Tereson Dupuy, the founder of FuzziBunz and mother of the modern cloth diaper, agrees. "To solve this knowledge gap, we need conscientious parents to take an active role in learning about their diapering options and finding what truly works best for them by taking into account cost, health of baby, convenience and style. Cloth diapers have come a long way and are nothing like the diapers of yesteryear," she says.
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New Moms Working To Save The Environment And Some Money

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The suspense was killing us all week! We anxiously awaited the arrival of the mystery bumGenius announcement all day yesterday and when it was finally revealed at 2:00 p.m. CT yesterday, it was more than we were expecting! bumGenius was come out with a new take on their successful diaper. This latest version has stronger hook and loop closure, comes in more generous sizes and has replaceable elastic in the legs!! Couple that with the features it already had like the one-size snap-down design, stretchy tabs, trim fit and slot covers…and we have ourselves a great new diaper!



bumGenius lovers were happy to find out that there will now be three new colors available - Bubble (a lavender), Sweet (a pastel green) and Noodle (a pastel yellow). And bumGenius also shared yesterday on Facebook that the bright colors are ALSO coming back!

The 4.0 is available for pre-order now and they expect to ship around the middle of July.

Hooray for another great advancement in the cloth diapering world. The buzz that this announcement got just tells us that this cloth diapering movement continues to pick up speed and that is SO exciting!
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Drum Roll Please…. The bumGenius 4.0 has arrived!

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When each of us made the decision to use cloth diapers, we knew we were doing something good for our babies. In addition to surrounding them with soft fabrics every day, by cloth diapering we are helping to leave them a better planet with fewer diapers in landfills and less of a reliance on a continuous supply of chemical- and petroleum-based products. That much we know.

Now with the horrific oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, using cloth diapers is all that much more important. The diapers you use and reuse each day protect our natural resources. And each day that oil continues to gush into our oceans, we are reminded of just how precious those resources are.

As the oil continues to wash up on shore, the people and wildlife in that region need our help. What you may not realize is that the super absorbent fabrics that make up most of the cloth diapers and baby blankets we use, can also be used to mop up the oil that is coming ashore. So as cloth diaper users, you can double your environmental impact by donating old cloth diapers, cloth diaper inserts, baby blankets and absorbent fabrics to the cause. We encourage you to begin collecting these items and we will post more here about how you can come together with the rest of the cloth diapering community to donate them for use in the clean-up efforts.

For now FuzziBunz, located in Louisiana, is acting as a collection point for baby blankets only. We will have more information soon about cloth diaper donations. If you wish, you can donate blankets by sending them to:

FuzziBunz Diapers
Attn: Cloth for the Coast
315 Weeks St
New Iberia, LA 70560

In the meantime, visit www.communityforthecoast.org, which was started by FuzziBunz founder and Gulf Coast native, Tereson Dupuy, to find out more ways you can help with the disaster. Join them on Facebook and spread the word.

By: Sarah F.
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Cloth Diapers for the Coast

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Leaks and stinks…the dreaded duo for a cloth diapering mom! I have faced them both and I have conquered! Sounds pretty dramatic right…but if you have faced either of those issues I'm sure you know how I felt. The frustration and feelings of helplessness when dealing with the problem and the amazing feelings of accomplishment and success when you have overcome…these are definitely powerful emotions!

So before I tell you about my conquest, first let me tell you a little about me and the beginning of my fluff journey! I never thought about cloth diapering until my girlfriend told me about it shortly before I got pregnant. She used bumGenius one size diapers and when she showed me how easy (and CUTE) they are I was immediately hooked. At that point in time I didn't really know about all of the options out there and since I was a little overwhelmed and wasn't sure where to learn more I figured I would just follow my girlfriend and stick with the bumGenius. Thankfully between my mom and my girlfriend's mom I was blessed with 18 one-size bg diapers to use once my little girl came along.

Little L is our first baby blessing so my hubby and I decided we would start the first few months using sposies. Looking back I am really glad we made that decision since the first few months were rough for me with breastfeeding and sleeping patterns. Once things started settling down around 3 months I decided I was ready to start using those super cute diapers that had been sitting looking pretty in Little L's room. At first it all went really smoothly. The diapers worked great and washing really wasn't near as hard as I expected it to be. Then a few months went by and my fluff honeymoon was over. (And when I say over I mean I was TOTALLY over it!)

All of a sudden Little L needed her outfits changed multiple times in a day since her dipes were constantly leaking! (And although we had lots of cute outfits to put her in I got super tired of the multiplied laundry!) To top it off the stinks came and boy did they come STRONG! The diaper pail was causing her room to smell like a messy bathroom and every time she would wet her diapers they would smell SO strongly of ammonia. (You know, that nose hair burning smell!) YUCK! Needless to say I drastically reduced the cloth diapers I was using and started using a lot more sposies again.

Then one day I decided I had had it with the stinks and the leaks. I figured there had to be an answer somewhere out there on the world wide web so off to search I went. Turns out there were lots of you out there facing the same problems I had, especially those of you with hard water like me. I had been using All Free and Clear to wash our diapers with vinegar on my last rinse cycle and with our hard water it was NOT cutting it. As I searched blogs (starting with "The Cloth Diaper Whisperer") I saw people raving about Rockin' Green and their new Hard Rock formula. So I ordered a sample and sat back to wait it's arrival.

Once the Hard Rock showed up I proceeded to "Rock the Soak" on my diapers! Then, since the sun was finally showing its face up here in MN I was able to dry them on the line outside (instead of the dark basement). I was so happy with the results! The stink was GONE! WooHoo! The first half of the cloth diaper dastardly duo was conquered! Unfortunately the leaks remained…

So I continued to search the blogs to find my solution to leakage. Finally I realized I had to admit to myself that Little L is a heavy wetter. That's right, I said it…my sweet little princess produces a LOT of pee! So I started changing her a little more often and I made sure I really got her diapers on tight with no gaps (another thing I learned from you fabulous women out here in the cloth diapering world!) I can now proudly say that it has been weeks since my baby girl has leaked! Another foe down for the count! Ah, sweet success!

So there you have the Confessions of a Heavy Wetter's Mom! Hopefully something in here helped or encouraged another mommy out there!
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Confessions from a Heavy Wetter's Mom

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