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Weekend Super Saver Coupon

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Fluff Friday:

2 - GroVia One-Size All-in-One Diapers
1 - GroVia Cloth Wipes 12 pk



Question of the week:
If someone gave you $500 just to use to purchase cloth diapers what would you choose? (brand/style,etc) Leave your comment before Thursday, August 19th 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 @groviadiaper on Twitter. Come back and post a comment that you are a follower of GroVia 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 @groviadiaper #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 8/13-8/19. 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 20th. 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 92

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This week's Fluff Friday winner is Andrea!

She will receive:
1-Flip Diapers "Make Your Own" Day Pak

This week's Twitter winner is Gretchen Jackson - @GretchenJackson!

She will receive:
1-GroVia One-Size All in One Diaper


CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! Please, contact us ASAP so we can get your winnings out to you!!!
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Fluff Friday 91 WINNER!

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I'm a new mother (our son was born on April 6, 2010), but I've always known that we would use cloth diapers. There are many reasons cloth diapers are appealing to me, but I'd be lying if I said cost wasn't in the top three.

As a new mother, I understand my limitations and I'm also very practical. Like most mothers, I'm a multitask-er and am always looking for ways to save time (and money).
Considering my time constraints (and sleep deprivation), I did not think drying my cloth diapers (and covers) outside on a line was very practical. However, I live in Austin, Texas - where we have an average of 300 days a year of sunshine - so I wanted to at least try.

My backyard isn't very conducive to hanging a rope in one location. I have several trees and no single area of our backyard stays sunny all day long. Since I never know what time of day I might get around to doing laundry (back to that new mother, no sleep thing), I didn't want to install a permanent rope line that I could only use a couple hours a day.
My solution - HANGERS! I have tons of them and they're super easy to place in multiple places in my backyard depending upon the time of day and where the sun is shining. Also, hangers make it easy for me to group items together. For example, I can hang two covers on one hanger and two AIOs on another hanger and since the covers dry much faster I can bring those hangers in sooner. In the event of rain, hangers are very easy to hang on my shower curtain rod.

Granted I haven't been doing this very long, but I feel like I came up with a good solution to my line drying problem. Hangers make it possible for me dry my diapers outside in an efficient and cost-effective way.

By Stephanie N.
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Hanging On A Line (or Hanger)

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We can take care of all your cotton training pants questions. If your little one is ready to potty train, that means they are growing up. While you may not want to admit that your baby days are numbered, it is still an exciting milestone for both of you. We know that not everyone is an expert on potty training or on the best products to use to make it the most successful experience for your child. Luckily, we’ve done the research for you and can offer you some suggestions as to what you might need for the potty training stage of your child’s development.



Why Cotton Training Pants?


There are many reasons why we recommend cotton training pants. Of course, if you are already using cloth diapers, the move to washable training pants is a logical transition. However, even parents who have used disposable products to this point may find themselves examining the various cloth options. The main reason for this is that studies indicate that children who use cotton training pants learn to use the potty quicker and more effectively than those who are kept in a super-absorbent disposable product. After all, it’s hard to develop the control needed for potty training if there is no physical indication of accidents. Disposable products are so absorbent that wetness is never felt. Cloth training pants, on the other hand, allow your child to feel when they are wet, giving them the essential feedback necessary for successful potty training.



What Features Do You Need?


Like disposable products, cotton training pants should allow for accessible changes. After all, accidents are a normal part of potty training. We prefer styles that can be pulled off and on like a regular pair of underwear; this gives your child a sense of accomplishment. However, for messy accidents, it’s also nice for parents to be able to easily change the cotton training pants. Look for products that have side snaps or can otherwise be removed without creating an even bigger mess. 



Another feature that is appealing to parents is a waterproof layer. Potty training doesn’t just happen when it is convenient for you. In fact, busy families may be working of potty training more when out-and-about than they do at home. Having cotton training pants with a waterproof layer gives you greater peace-of-mind, providing a bit of extra protection from leaks. Because the waterproof layer is towards the outside of the cotton training pants, this feature does not interfere with the ability to feel wetness.



There are many types of cotton training pants. In fact, when looking at our products, some may appear to be made of different types of fabric. Cotton can be milled in different ways, creating flannel, knit or terry cloth, for example. These all still qualify as cotton training pants. The cotton is merely the base fiber that makes the training pants absorbent.
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Why Cotton Training Pants?

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Congratulations to Heidi Foster! Heidi please contact us here. In the subject line write: "30 Minutes of Fluff 8/10 winner". You have until 4:30pm est on 8/12 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-PlanetWise Pail Liner

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 PlanetWise Pail Liner

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My adventure into cloth diapering is a different take than my husbands. Although I was interested in cloth to save a little money I also thought of the conservation efforts that cloth diapering helps, my husband's only concern was “Is it going to save money?” So I sat down and asked him a little bit about our cloth diapers and how he really felt about them. Yeah I was really stretching it if I was to get my 100% Norwegian husband to give me any real feelings one way or the other. The only constant with him was, “it is cheap”. So here are my questions with his answers. Maybe you can spot the similarity in how he answered just about every question.

1. Do you like that we use cloth diapers? Yes.
Why? They are cheap and I don't have to change any. (FYI he has never been big on helping with diaper changes, cloth here did not change much of anything.)

2. Which do you like better snaps or hook and loop? Hook and loop, snaps take too long. (Can you tell he is a get it done now and quick type guy?)

3. What were your thoughts on cloth diapering when I first brought up using cloth? Will it save us money and do you have time to do cloth.

4. Did you care that I wanted to do cloth? No. You would have done it anyway. (Can you tell I like to do things my way?)

5. Are you still ok with me doing cloth? Yes.
Why? It saves money and I don't have to haul out bags of diapers anymore.

So in the end all my husband really cared about was the money. He even said he didn't mind hauling out diapers it is just a perk that he no longer has that job. I have a cheap husband. He will buy anything if in the end it will pay for itself and keep on working. I don't think he really understands that I have more diapers than I need just because I love trying all types of diapers!

So I wonder if I am saving money. I will begin to save more money now because I have had to put a ban on diaper buy for myself for at least a few months! It is an addiction I know I share with many cloth diapering mommas! I am a bit sad that I won't get to use them on another child as our surprise set of twins became our 4th and 5th children. I hope I can pass them on to a new mom to help her on the cloth diapering path.

By Alyssa N.
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A Cheap Husband

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Hi, my name is Keshia and I am addicted to cloth diapers. I have only been cloth diapering for a little over 2 months now, but the addiction didn’t take long to show itself. It all started when I got my first fluffy mail. I put it on my little one’s tush and feel completely in love. They were so soft and smelled so good! I loved that they didn’t feel so crinkly and synthetic like some other diapers hunks of plastic. And let’s not forget how darn cute they are!

The signs of my addiction were evident almost immediately. The day after my fluffy mail was delivered; I was in town running errands. When I would think of something I wanted to buy, like a new blender for smoothies, I would think of how much I could put into my diaper fund with what I would save if I didn’t get it. I was letting diaper funds shape all of my other purchases. This was only the beginning.

Soon I had abandoned fully dressing Cooper, choosing instead to pick the diaper I wanted him to wear, find a t-shirt that matched and then pack several other diapers that also coordinated. Shorts and pants might as well not exist!

My husband made a comment that I was spending too much time browsing cloth diaper store websites, like there could be such a thing! I even made a spreadsheet of my cloth diapering wish list, along with where to get it and how much it costs. Soon, he started taking advantage of my compulsion for more diapers. He tried to bribe me with them. Successfully. He loves to drive his Jeep, and I hate it. It’s hot, and I need my A/C which is useless in a vehicle with no top. But he wanted to drive it on our weekend trip; so he told me if I would agree to drive the Jeep I could order a few diapers. So I placed an order with Kelly’s Closet and hopped in the Jeep. Of course a weekend trip means packing diapers. I put them all a bag, and went to put them in the Jeep. With the top off, I was worried they might blow out. I couldn’t stand the thought of my precious stash bouncing down the highway, so I did the logical thing. I buckled them in! This was a little much for my husband. I think he may have laughed at me for a solid hour.

My love for cloth has grown quickly. In only 2 short months I have gone from cloth skeptic to cloth addict. My spreadsheet wish list has steadily shrank, and then grown even more as I further explore the world of fluff. With so many diaper choices out there, I don’t think the compulsion will be satisfied until I try them all!

By Keisha W.
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The Warning Signs of an Addict

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Oh a recent fifteen day trip, I packed every kind of diaper we had – cloth, hybrids, disposables, and swim. And I used each and every kind! Our trip included 18 hours of driving, five days at the in-laws, twelve hours of driving, two days at friends, seven hours of driving, five days in a hotel for a mission trip, and finally about a two and a half hour drive home.

Disposables:
My daughter is a heavy wetter. Since we were traveling on roads with few good places to stop, I had to have something that would last 4-5 hours (since of course both kids would have just fallen asleep when we reached a good place to stop 2-3 hours in). I did try hybrids the first, day, but they leaked on her. I also ended up using disposables on my son at night the last few days. He was waking every 2 hours or so at night to nurse due to teething, and again a hybrid diaper was leaking before morning.
Hybrids:
These were my go-to diaper. The last five days we were very busy and staying in a hotel. So, doing diaper laundry just wasn’t an option. I found both kids could go almost four hours in a hybrid diaper, assuming my daughter wasn’t chugging her drinks of course.

We also used hybrids at our friends. Although I could wash, there just wasn’t a good place to store the dirty diapers. But using hybrids gave them a glimpse of cloth diapering, allowing me to talk them more about it (hopefully I convinced them to switch!).
Cloth:
I used these at the in-laws. I had very easy access to laundry and room to dry my covers (and pre-folds), so it was a no-brainer. I also used a cloth diaper as an extra soaker layer under my daughter in the car to prevent a wet car seat when she decided to chug her drinks in the car.

Overall, it worked great! I used just over 50 GroBaby bio-soakers and less than 20 disposables the whole trip. The bio-soakers are a lot smaller than a traditional disposable, and since I can use them for both kids, it makes packing a lot easier. Next time we travel, my daughter might be potty trained. If so, I might be brave enough to only pack a few bio-soakers and do almost all cloth since we don’t have plans for an extended hotel stay until next summer!
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