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Weekend Super Saver Coupon

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Fluff Friday:

1 - Flip Diapers "Make Your Own" Day Pak

Package Includes:

2 - Flip One-Size Covers in your choice of colors
6 - Flip Inserts
(your choice of stay-dry or organic)


Question of the week:
If you could recommend a print to be introduced to the Flip Diaper line what would it be? Leave your comment before Thursday, August 12th 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 @flipdiapers on Twitter. Come back and post a comment that you are a follower of Flip 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 @flipdiapers #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 8/6-8/12. 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, August 13th. 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 91

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This week's Fluff Friday winner is HereWeGoAJen!

She will receive:
2-bumGenius 4.0 One-Size Stay-Dry Diapers (in your choice of closure and color!)

This week's Twitter winner is Tara Wilburn - @princessnfrogss!

She will receive:
1-Rumparooz one-size diaper

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! Please, contact us ASAP so we can get your winnings out to you!!!
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Fluff Friday 90 PLUS Twitter winner

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Congratulations to Alexis Scott! Alexis- please contact us to claim your prize. In the subject line write "30 Minutes of Fluff-8/5". You have until Sat.,April 7th 4pm to contact us.

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-Knickernappies Diaper Sprayer

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. We kindly ask you not to place double entries because you don't see your original entry showing up. This GREATLY slows down the approval process and delays the posting of the winner.

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- Win a Knickernappies Diaper Sprayer

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Basic cloth diapering setups can vary a great deal, including things like the diaper body, cloth diaper inserts, liners, covers, wipes and more. It can be a lot for a new parent to take in, that’s for sure. However, with a bit of education and experience, you can begin to decode the lingo that seems to exude from enthusiastic cloth diapering parents. After all, when you find something better for your baby and your pocketbook, it’s hard not to be excited about it. Cloth diaper inserts tend to be one of the most confusing products, with different types being ideal for different diapering setups. In some cases, products that look extremely similar can actually have different uses entirely.

Of course, the category of cloth diaper inserts is quite broad. An insert is, after all, nothing more than a diapering component that goes on the inside of the diaper. All cloth diaper inserts don’t have the same job in the diapering setup. Here are a few of the most common types of inserts and what they are used for.

Pocket Stuffers
In most instances when you see cloth diaper inserts referred to, you will be dealing with some type of pocket stuffer. Pocket diapers are made with a waterproof outer core and coupled with an inner layer that usually is designed to wick moisture to the inside. When that happens, however, there must be something stuffed inside the pocket diaper shell to soak up all the liquid. This is where cloth diaper inserts come in. The insert is placed inside the pocket shell and provides the absorbent core necessary to make your diaper work properly. In many cases, the cloth diaper inserts that you are dealing with will be designed specifically to work with the shape and size of a particular brand of pocket diaper shell. Fuzzi Bunz has a different insert, for example, than bumGenius. While each maker designs the cloth diaper inserts that they feel are ideal for their diaper, you can certainly mix things up and switch out different inserts to see which you prefer. This, of course, works best if you have several brands on-hand. If you do find that you prefer one brand of cloth diaper inserts over another, you can usually purchase a set of inserts separately without having to buy the shell.

Other Cloth Diaper Inserts
Depending on where you are looking at cloth diapering products, other diapering components may be listed as cloth diaper inserts. For example, a doubler may be designated in this category. Not only that, these are often identical in both visual appearance and use. The main difference is that doublers are not usually designed exclusively for any particular pocket diaper, but are a more universal way to add extra absorbency. Doublers can be used in both pocket, fitted and all-in-one, or AIO, diapers.

You may also see diaper liners lumped together with other types of cloth diaper inserts. Liners are not for absorbency, however. Rather, they are a barrier against wetness and serve as a means to hold in solid waste, making it easier to deal with. Liners can be either washable or disposable.
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Cloth Diaper Insert Lingo

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To all my CD whispering fans out there.....I am sure you have been wondering whether I am planning to attend the upcoming BlogHer '10 and BlogHer Business '10 Event in NYC –So here it is: YES! And I couldn’t be more excited to meet up with many of my favorite blogger friends and business partners. The conference runs Thursday August 5th –Saturday 7, 2010 in New York City! I will be getting the scoop on best practices for reaching and engaging you, my valued readers and consumers! I will also be able to inform so many others about my blog, The Cloth Diaper Whisperer and hopefully bring some new readers and commentary into our community.

Bloggers attending this conference will participate in hands-on learning, breakout sessions, meetings with brands sponsors and have lots of networking opportunities. Believe it or not, OVER 1000 attendees will be at this conference.

Some of you may be wondering.....What type of topics do they discuss and what types of breakout sessions can you participate in? There are SO many, but here are just a few up for the choosing:
  • How to build a community around your cause
  • Writing Labs
  • Self Marketing
  • Fighting Spam and Hackers
  • Blog Her Voices of the Year
  • How to edit your photos
There will be cocktail parties, lactation lounges, hugs, business card passing, laughter and learning!

It’s sure to be a wonderful networking experience. Are you planning to attend? Maybe we can meet up while I am in NY, let me know! Oh, one last thing here….I know that Gina, from www.thefeministbreeder.com is being sponsored by FuzziBunz & FuzziBunzOnline.com – she will be passing coupons and hosting a raffle –be on the lookout for her!

Also, Calley from www.theecochic.com will be attending as well and we have confirmed a lunch date! :)
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The Cloth Diaper Whisperer is heading to BlogHer10

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Summer brings with it many fun activities, one of the most popular being swimming and water sports. Whether it’s a trip to the beach, a local lake, or your backyard pool, water play adds a new twist to caring for a child in diapers. There are several options for cloth swim diapers, and I have personally used two of them with great success. When my son’s were just shy of 3 and 1 years old, we visited the beach for the first time while on vacation in Florida. Ian was no longer wearing diapers during the day, so he was able to wear regular swim trunks while playing in the saltwater and sand. Brendan on the other hand was just 11 months old and still needed numerous diaper changes each day. Having taken my fluff on vacation, I didn’t want to buy an entire package of disposable swim diapers just for one day, so I researched reusable cloth swim diapers. I purchased two different brands, Imse Vimse and Bummis. We spent only an hour or so at the beach, so I only used the Imse Vimse swim diaper, and it worked great while we were in the water.

Much like the disposable swim diapers, the cloth swim diapers are designed to catch the solid waste and not absorb the urine. After all, would you want your baby wearing a heavy, liquid soaked diaper in the water that would just pull him or her down? The swim diaper I used that day fit Brendan just perfectly. It was just snug enough around the waist and legs that any mess would have easily been contained to the diaper. I changed him into it upon arriving on the sand, and changed him out of it upon returning to the car after our fun on the beach. It sure was nice not having to hunt for a trash can to toss away a disposable swim diaper. I simply tossed it in the wet bag I brought for our wet towels and swim suits.

A few months later when the weather warmed up where we lived (Wisconsin) and we began using a little inflatable splash pool in the backyard I began using the Bummis swim diaper in our rotation. Up until that time, I used it as a diaper cover, but once I began using it as a swim diaper, it remained a swim diaper exclusively. I had a few pairs of swim trunks that I wanted to use on Brendan, so much of the time I would layer the swim trunks over the swim diaper, and off into the pool we would go.

One other swim diaper option that I heard people have success with was using an old pocket diaper without the inserts. I have several bumGenius 3.0 diapers that would fit the bill perfect for this use now. They show some wear around the seams after two years of use, but are otherwise in good usable condition. Without the inserts, they fit Brendan snuggly, and will probably see some use this summer out in the backyard wading pool. However, just as with the Bummis swim diaper, one I use a pocket diaper as a swim diaper, I will not return it to the diaper stash. Being a swim diaper, it will be exposed to harsh pool chemicals such as chorine, and I don’t want that to make it’s way into my fluff at wash time.

With several cloth options out there, I’m sure there is a solution for everyone wanting to avoid the pricey disposable swim diapers. Slather on the sunscreen, throw on a hat and some sunglasses, pull on a cloth swim diaper and let your little one have some water fun in the sun this summer.

By Katrina W- Regular Blog Contributor
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Swimming In Cloth

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The winner is Victoria Savo! Congrats! Victoria- please contact us via this link: Contact Us In the subject line write: "30 Minutes of Fluff-8/2 winner" . You have until Wed.,Aug.4th at 4pm est to claim your prize!

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-bumGenius Elemental Organic All in One Diaper in the new Sweet color!

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. We kindly ask you not to place double entries because you don't see your original entry showing up. This GREATLY slows down the approval process and delays the posting of the winner.

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- Win a bumGenius Elemental Organic AIO

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I'm Missy and my cloth diapering adventure started when my first child was 9 months old using BumGenius 1.0's. I have to admit that I quickly fell in love with cloth and bought a lot of different brands and sizes to try on my son. I had my daughter when my son turned 2 and had two children in cloth for about a year. We used BumGenius 2.0's and then moved onto 3.0's shortly after they came out. I have talked many friends into trying cloth diapers and it made me so happy feeling as though I made a difference in the environment! My daughter just potty trained at 30 months and I'm sad to see my cloth diaper days come to an end.

When my daughter was about to turn 2, she started playing with her own diapers and struggled trying to put them on her baby dolls. They didn't fit well and she got frustrated. I wanted to make her something that she could use to diaper her little babies that was cute and she could use over and over. Now, I have to admit that I didn't sew very much before I started practicing on her diapers, and the first few were a disaster! But I quickly learned my way around a sewing machine and perfected my diaper pattern. I wanted the diapers to look and feel just like the real thing, so I decided to make them with fleece lining and flannel print. I also use real elastic on the legs and in the back of the diaper for a better fit. My diapers come in two sizes, small and large to fit a wide range of baby dolls.

In December 2009, my Baby Doll Diapers Etsy store was born. I've had so much fun making these diapers for so many children's baby dolls and stuffed animals. I get a lot of orders for birthday gifts and I look forward to the holiday season to come. I have had a lot of success with my 6 pack of pastel diapers for people who want a nice mute color to match their doll's clothes. I have recently added matching bibs to the mix and can make a bib in any of the coordinating diaper prints. I'm in the process of increasing my stock and rephotographing all of my pictures for the holiday season. I will be adding lots of new prints in the next several months.

I am a full time working mom of two beautiful children (ages 4.5 and 2.5). I also have two Etsy shops which I work on in the evenings and on the weekend. I love to read books, sew and crochet and I'm slightly addicted to Facebook. My husband helps by doing most of the house work and also does most of the cooking so that I can concentrate on my different adventures. To him, I'm very grateful. We also have a shih-tzu puppy named Sadie who makes us laugh every day and brings us so much joy. I also have to include my Mom in this because without her, I would not have been able to be where I am today. I'm so lucky to have a caring, supportive and helpful family.
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An Etsy Store Journey: Baby Doll Cloth Diapers

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And the excess continues……to the tune of $7 billion per year!

The other night I was flipping through channels and was stopped in my tracks when I heard the upcoming story on ABC Nightline called, “The Diaper Wars.” After I heard that the diaper market in the US rings in about $7 billion per year, I couldn’t help but think of exactly how many physical diapers that looks like. WOAH!

I also learned that Pampers employs over 500 scientists, seamstresses, and chemical engineers (yes I said "chemical" engineers) to work in its top secret research and development center. What are they doing in there? Well even some of the top level execs do not have access to know exactly how their diapers are developed and tested.

The show goes on to talk about various development and testing (the stuff that's not top secret) that goes on in the background at Pampers. Yes, folks, people actually send their baby's poo and pee to Pampers to test extensively - wow! There is so much testing that goes into marketing these little urine soakers that Pampers officials were shocked at the Facebook campaign that had moms groaning over the severe diaper rashes their babies got after using Pampers Dry Max diapers. Their research showed no evidence of that, they say. They hint that environmentalists who favor cloth diapering may have been behind the campaign.

I winced a bit when I saw how the two companies are trying to give their plastic saggy diapers a makeover - employing designers and even that crazy Huggies jean diaper that got moms in an uproar (in a good way, I think!).

As I watched in disbelief I was reminded about how much I love cloth diapering. I don't know if I could trade in my cute, fluffy diapers for anything that requires so much engineering just to soak up my baby's urine. I think I'll do it the natural way without man-made tampering.

By Sarah W.

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Nightline Spotlights the Disposable Diaper Wars: Pampers vs. Huggies

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