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Fluff Friday:
2-Rumparooz One Size Cloth Diapers with inserts



Question of the week:
How do you currently dry your cloth diapers (line dry, drier, other)? Leave your comment before Thursday, July 22nd at 7pm EST. (You can only answer the "Question of the Week" 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 @Rumparooz on twitter. Come back and post a comment that you are a follower of Rumparooz.
  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 @rumparooz #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 7/16-7/22. 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 23rd. 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 Madeline!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! Please, contact us ASAP so we can get your winnings out to you!!!
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BabyKicks is hosting our first ever *LIVE* online Cloth Diaper Webinar! It's FREE to watch and all you have to do is sign on to your computer! We know that the world of cloth diapers can be overwhelming for anyone considering cloth for the first time. And, even after starting to use cloth diapers it seems like more and more options are out there. This cloth diaper class is the perfect opportunity to become familiar with all the different options and routines that are available. This is also a great way to learn new tips and tricks from other moms who are already using cloth diapers.

The best part about this class is that it is online and LIVE! It can be hard to attend local classes especially when lunch, naps, and everyday duties have priority and need to be attended to. With BabyKicks’ Cloth Diaper Webinar you don't even have to leave the comfort of your own home! You can stay in your pajamas and eat lunch while the kids play if you want. It's also a great chance for everyone in the family to learn about cloth and how easy and convenient it is. Invite dads, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and caregivers to join (even if it's from their own computer)!

Date: Wednesday July 21, 2010
Time: 2pm EST
Place: Your home computer, laptop, ipod, or anywhere with web access
Website: www.ustream.tv/channel/babykicks
RSVP: BabyKicks Facebook page- Leave a comment on our wall letting us know you will
be attending the class
~or~
Send an email to gina (at) babykicks (dot) com

During the class anyone can ask questions through the chat box and our host will answer right then. It's just like any other chat but it will be in the same room with the video stream. Everyone will be able to see and hear the host, but not each other. To watch the webinar, simply follow the website link above or go to www.ustream.tv and type ‘BabyKicks’ in the search box in the top right hand corner. This will take you to BabyKicks broadcasting channel. Anyone can watch, but if you would like to comment or ask questions you must create an account (it's quick, it’s easy, and it’s FREE), and then you will be able to chat with the host and other users. The class will start promptly at 2pm EST and will also be recorded and posted for everyone who is not able to join us at the scheduled time.

We would like to make our Cloth Diaper Webinar a recurring event, maybe once a month, but we need participants to make it happen! We know that everyone has questions and we want to answer them and educate more people about the benefits of cloth diapers so more and more parents make the switch. Please join us and invite everyone you know that is interested in using cloth diapers. We can make a difference, one baby at a time!

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Congrats to Chrissy Panter.
Please contact us to claim your giveaway and in the subject line write "30 minutes of Fluff" giveaway 7/14. You have until 10pm est on 7/16 to claim the giveaway.

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.

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

Today's giveaway: 2-bumGenius 4.0 One-Size Stay Dry Diapers in your choice of color & closure!!

Their are 3 ways to enter (Entries are only taken on the blog as comments to this specific post):
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.

We do moderate comments so your comment will not post right away. You MUST have a blogger profile. Entries submitted by "anonymous" cannot be approved. Also, due to security reasons we cannot approve comments with full email addresses.

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 4.0 One-Size Diapers!

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Re-posted with permission from Eco Chic Parties.

Eco Chic Parties is back from a few weeks vacation with a good cause – fundraising for the Real Diapers Association (RDA).

This Thursday evening (9pm ET) we will join the RDA in a fundraising twitter party to help them reach their goal of $3500 in 35 days.

Hashtag: #3500in35Days

TweetGrid: To be announced


Who is the Real Diaper Association? The RDA is a non-profit organization that plays a leading role in the cloth diaper movement, training and supporting grassroots advocates to lead local Real Diaper Circles, compiling and distributing research on the subject, working with the media and other businesses and organizations to increase awareness about cloth diapers, and providing direct reliable, unbiased support for consumers. They do all of this with the support of their member donors.

The RDA is celebrating their 6th anniversary on August 11th and is hoping to continue to employee their Executive Director; which has accomplished a lot over the past year in this position. Explore the archives of their blog at www.realdiaperevents.org for stories about some of their most recent accomplishments, such as:

•the launch of a cloth-diaper-friendly daycare directory and publication of a tip sheet on using cloth diapers in daycare ,
•a blog carnival focused on Real Diaper Facts that highlighted some of the most useful research out there on the benefits of cloth diapers, and
•the ongoing 100% reusable cloth diapers campaign to support people and choosing and using real diapers in any situation.
Additionally, there are 15 active Real Diaper Circles and nearly 100 volunteers in training to become Leaders across the U.S. and Canada.

In order to accomplish even more this coming year the RDA needs to continue to fund the Executive Director position and ensure that we have someone in place to push all their efforts forward.

This is the time for cloth diapers for a number of great reasons. We have all been supportive in individual advocacy, spreading the message time and again to our friends and acquaintances. By joining together we can become a bigger voice and make a larger impact.

How can you help?

1. Become a member of the Real Diaper Association today at www.realdiaperassociation.org/directory/signup.php. Individual membership is only $25 a year – that’s less than 0.06 cents a day to help this worth organization.

2. Contribute to the RDA’s Keep Our Executive Director – $3500 in 35 Days campaign on Razoo. http://www.razoo.com/story/Keep-Our-Executive-Director-1 Donations can be as little as $1.00 – every little bit will help.

3. Join the #3500in35Days Twitter Fundraising Event on Thursday, July 15th, 2010 at 9pm ET to learn more at the Real Diaper Association and help spread the word.

4. Blog, tweet, Facebook, and share the message about the RDA to everyone you know – and you too can show others that you believe We CAN Change the World – One Baby at a Time!

Prizes:

It wouldn’t be an Eco Chic Party without fabulous prizes would it? We have teamed up with DiaperShops.com, Rump-a-rooz, Bum Essentials, and others to bring you some fabulous cloth diaper prize packages. Prizes and details on winning will be announced soon – so check back often!

RSVP:

Let us know that you will be attending so you can be entered to win one of the many prizes from our sponsors. To enter visit this page: http://ecochicparties.theecochic.com./real-diaper-association-3500-in-35-days-fundraising-event/

Additional ways to win:

1. Help spread the word about the $3500 in 35 Days RDA campaign. Leave an individual comment below telling us all the ways you’ve helped spread the message. *Limit 5 extra entries per day.

2. Become a member (or renew your membership) to the RDA – and leave your name in the comments below.

3. Donate any amount to the RDAs $3500 in 35 Days RDA campaign – and leave your name in the comments below.

There’s MORE! Help the RDA reach their goal of $3500 by next weeks Eco Chic Party (July 22nd) and I will draw a Grand Prize cloth diaper package compliments of DiaperShops.com from the list of RSVPd entrants.
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Congrats to Heather Knobbe. Please contact us to claim your giveaway and in the subject line write "30 minutes of Fluff" giveaway 7/13. You have until 10pm est on 7/15 to claim the giveaway.

Note: We apologize for taking so long to post the winner. We received several hundred entries in 30 minutes and had a difficult time approving comments because we kept getting server errors. Thanks so much for participating! Stay tuned as we have more of these planned! :)

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.

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

Today's giveaway: 1-Rumparooz Lil' Joey's 2pk in RootBeer.

Their are 3 ways to enter (Entries are only taken on the blog as comments to this specific post):
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.

We do moderate comments so your comment will not post right away. You MUST have a blogger profile. Entries submitted by "anonymous" cannot be approved. Also, due to security reasons we cannot approve comments with full email addresses.

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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Name: Rebecca

Hometown: Virginia

Mom to: 1 year old fraternal twin boys: Gerrit Georg and Carter Stuart

Occupation: Stay-at-home mom, organic farmer

Fav Cloth Diapers: Soft Bums with bamboo inserts are my new favorite, but my husband prefers the BumGenius AIO. (I am in the process of finding the perfect natural fiber AI2 diaper.) When the boys were first born, we used kissaluvs contours with Thirsties covers. What is one cloth diapering tip you wish you had gotten at the very start?
Don’t worry about stains!

What is the one cloth diapering tip you would tell a new mom?
That fitted diapers with covers become very difficult to use when your babies start fighting their diaper changes at about 8 months. It is much easier to have an AIO or AI2 diaper that you can whip on and off really fast (especially when you have twins). Dads also gravitate towards Velcro because it is easier. If you want your husband involved in changes, it is best to go with Velcro.

How involved is dad in cloth diapering?
Very. With twins he has to be. He quickly saw how many disposable diapers we would otherwise be throwing away.

What is your parenting style?
I am very laid back, but firm. I don’t believe in being overprotective. Children need the freedom to explore their world and realize their potential. But, they also need someone to set boundaries and not waver on them in order to make them feel safe. I believe in endless amounts of hugs and kisses.

What is the cutest thing your babies do?
When they are upset in their crib, I find them snuggling into each other for comfort.

If you had a free day to yourself, what would you spend it doing?
I would spend the morning in the garden. Then I would come inside and spend the rest of the day cooking something fabulous that takes a lot of time to make.

What are your favorite websites?
Etsy, Spoonflower, Facebook, Diaper Swappers

What is your favorite thing about being a mom?
Knowing that you have two babies that love you unconditionally, and who rely on you to become the best that they can be. Oh, and getting double the snuggles!

What’s for dinner tonight?
Lasagna made with egg roll wrappers. So easy, and yet tastes like it was made with fresh pasta!
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Growing up my mother never used a clothesline. Actually that’s not entirely true. In our basement my mother had a crude line strung from one wall to the other. I know she occasionally hung stuff on it, but I don’t recall why or under what circumstances. We never had an actual clothesline outside, however, and the general consensus was that my dad would never have allowed such an eyesore in our backyard. He’s a very picky man when it comes to his home and surroundings and takes a lot of pride in everything being orderly, pristine and well-kept. I do, however, have fond memories of running through the fresh-smelling, slightly damp, crisp sheets of neighbors hanging on their clotheslines.

Fast forward a couple of years (okay, decades) and I found myself a cloth diaper newbie, renting a house while on vacation at the beach. I discovered, with much excitement, a clothesline in the backyard, drenched in sun, blowing in the ocean breezes. Thus began my love affair with the clothesline. I immediately installed an umbrella style clothesline in my own backyard upon return from our vacation and still, to this day, love hanging my cloth diapers on it.

There are practical reasons to love a clothesline. It saves energy, making it a greener, more earth-friendly way to dry your clothes. It saves money. It takes advantage of the wonderful, natural properties of the sun. The suns UV rays naturally bleach your diapers helping to rid them of stains and brighten them overall. The ultraviolet radiation also kills bacteria, thus disinfecting your diapers as well. And this isn’t only on sunny days. Just as your skin can tan or burn on cloudy days, the effects of the sun on your diapers can be achieved on cloudy and even chilly days. Of course, the fresh breezes are the icing on the cake. Nowhere else does nothingness smell so good than on freshly washed and clothesline dried cloth diapers.

Just as important to me, however, are the emotional benefits of using a clothesline. It may sound silly, but I really love the act of taking my freshly washed diapers out to the clothesline on a sunny day and hanging them to dry in the bright sunshine and warm breezes. Like most of you my days are filled with all of the necessary evils that we’ve all come to love and loathe at the same time: cell phones, computers, iPods, things that beep, things that need to be charged, things that demand our immediate attention and things that inevitably break-down leaving us helplessly paralyzed without them at exactly the wrong time. Stepping outside with my very simple cloth diapers, to my even simpler clothesline, grounds me ever so slightly. No matter what may happen when I step back inside, for that five minute break I am forced to breathe in the fresh air and perform a very simple, but very rewarding task. The only thing better is when I come back out to pull my fresh, clean diapers off the line.

And in case you were wondering…yes, my father thinks the clothesline in my yard is an eyesore, but he thinks the same about the sandbox, the swingset, the toys…

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I have always been one to really get into special events and holidays. I always use face paint, costumes, and dress accordingly. But, it never occurred to me until recently that I can make my much loved cloth diapers a fun part of the many props I use to celebrate. I have been cloth diapering for almost 2 years now, and I love color and I love when my little ones’ diapers match what they wear.

There really is nothing that screams “Use cloth!” like a cute diaper peeking out of little pants that looks like it came with the outfit. This past Independence Day I really wanted to make a statement to everyone and let them know that our family is proud to be in America.

This time, instead of doing it with face paints or crazy hats I decided to show my support by dying one of our BabyKicks Organic Fitted cloth diapers red, white, and blue! This is something I’ve never done before, so I was a little intimidated by it. But, since I have my (most of the time) trusty internet, I did some research and found that it is actually very simple to dye clothes and cloth diapers at home. I went to the one fabric store in our little city and bought 2 colors (Tulip Red and Navy Blue) of the only fabric dye they had, Dylon. I don’t how this compares with other dyes, but since I am a novice I decided to give it a try. I soaked the diaper thoroughly in water and then prepared the dye. The package called for a sink full of water for the “garment” to be dyed correctly, but I wanted the colors to be very rich so I added the recommended amount of water to dissolve the dye completely and that was it. I had extra Tupperware type containers I picked up for one dollar each at the Dollar Store and used them to mix the dye in. I hung the diaper on a hanger with clothespins then dipped half of it into the solution. I held it there for about 2 minutes then let it drip with the hanger attached to the cabinet knob. I was in the kitchen and it worked out great! I was able to put the plastic container of dye right underneath the diaper without having to worry about a mess. I waited about 10 minutes and when the freshly dipped diaper stopped dripping I carefully, using rubber gloves, turned it around and dipped the opposite side into the second color. Waited 2 minutes and hung it up to drip for another 10 minutes. While the diaper was dripping this time I placed 2 large squares of plastic wrap on the counter, slightly overlapping each other to make one large rectangle. When the diaper was done dripping this time I placed it on the plastic wrap and wrapped it up then put it into a gallon Ziploc bag for 24 hours. After letting the dye set I rinsed, rinsed, rinsed until the water ran clear then washed with some towels to make sure all the excess dye was out. While I was hanging it on the line to dry a smile came across my face.

I was very impressed with the results of my “new” patriotic fluff. I have found a new passion for cloth that I didn’t realize was possible. Cute prints have nothing on hand dyed patterns! Next time, I am going to try using more natural methods of dying, such as using roots, vegetables, etc. But, for now, I’m glad I was able to show our love for our country as well as our love for cloth all at the same time!

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