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DOUBLE Diaper Dollar Rewards Points for Limited Time

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Fluff Friday:
2-bumGenius Artist Series ELEMENTAL diapers (winners choice of prints)

Question of the week:
What is your favorite print in the new bumGenius Artist Series?
Leave your comment before Thursday, Nov.18th 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. Post a comment with your facebook id as a comment to this post.
  2. Follow @bumgenius on Twitter. Come back and post a comment that you are a follower of BumGenius.
  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 Friday Advertising 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. Post a comment with your facebook id as a comment to this post.
  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 @bumgenius #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 11/12-11/18. 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.
  17. Become a fan of the founder of DiaperShops.com on her new Facebook page.  Come back to this post and leave a comment that you are a fan of the founder's Facebook page.

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, November 19th. 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 105

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This week's Fluff Friday winner is bunch0313!

She will receive:
2- BumEssentials One-Size Diapers

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! Please, contact us ASAP so we can get your winnings out to you!!!
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Fluff Friday 104 Winner!

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In Honor of Veteran's Day

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Congratulations to ♥Mama of the Littles♥. Please contact us here to claim your prize. In the subject line write "30 Minutes of Fluff 11/10 Winner". You have until 11/14 at 11am est to claim your prize.

Welcome to The Cloth Diaper Whisperer's "30 Minutes of Fluff"!

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

Today's giveaway: 1-bumGenius Artist Series ELEMENTAL Diaper (winner's choice of print)

Their are 7 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 AND that you like DiaperShops.com as a comment to this post.
2) "Like us" as a The Cloth Diaper Whisperer Facebook Fan. Post a comment with your facebook id AND that you like The Cloth Diaper Whisperer as a comment to this post.
3) Leave a review on any product at Kelly's Closet. Once you leave the review come back to this post and leave a comment and tell us what product you reviewed.
4) Sign up for our email newsletter here. Once you sign up post that you signed up for the DiaperShops.com newsletter as a comment to this post.
5) "Like" the founder of DiaperShops.com, Kelly Wels, on Facebook. Post a comment with your facebook id AND that you like Kelly Wels as a comment to this post.
6) Open the email newsletter labeled "November Newsletter" that was just sent at 2:15 pm TODAY. Post a topic or promotion that was in that newsletter as a comment to this post.
7) Update your facebook status and let your family and friends know the following: "Just entered to win a @bumGenius Elemental Cloth Diaper at http://www.theclothdiaperwhisperer.com" . Come back to this post and leave a comment letting us know you updated your facebook status. (we will verify your status)

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- the winner will be posted after all comments are moderated and can take up to 24 hours to post. 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.

Sorry, at this time the "30 Minutes of Fluff" is open to US residents only that are 18 years of age or older.
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***CLOSED*** 30 Minutes of Fluff - Win a bumGenius Artist Series Elemental Diaper

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Twitter High:  That feeling that you get (good or bad) after attending a DiaperShops.com and Eco Chic Parties Twitter Party

On Tuesday, October 26th over 400 of your closest friends and cloth diaper users addicts met on Twitter for a spooky Halloween celebration - #FluffNTreat!  We’re all just big kids and really enjoy Trick-or-Treating so DiaperShops decided to fill our treat bags with lots of fluff and other exciting cloth diapering accessories and baby products.  The good thing about these treats is that they won’t add an extra inch to our waistlines like that bag of candy that’s sitting on my counter from Halloween night. 

Interesting statistics
  • 754 RSVPs
  • 3,781 Tweets
  • 416 Contributors
Top tweeters (besides our hosts and sponsors):
  • @Taprilcrosier – 60
  • @SAHMofDQ – 57
  • @fancynancy - 49
With over 40 prizes to be given away from Diaper Shops (thanks @EcoChicSidekick for all her work on the prizes) and their fabulous partners in crimes we decided to extend the party an extra hour – that’s right we talked for TWO full hours.  Tweeting this much is considered a crime by Twitter and led many of us to experience Twitter Jail!  Yes, Twitter thinks that you should only be able to chat so many times before they block your account.  Being moms we’re so resourceful and have back up accounts for working around Twitter Jail – it’s like a Get Out of Jail Free card! I know many of the party attendees ended up in jail but so did @EcoChicParties and @RockinGreenSoap. 

What did you miss during the party?
  Did you know you can go back and read the transcript of tweets from the evening?  Wthashtag.com allows us to save the transcripts so we can view them later.  Here are a few of your comments.
  • Gville: Wait I can use Tweet Deck from my iphone…THIS IS FANTASTIC…I won’t miss the party no matter what!
  • Whatmamawants: This is fun, even if it makes my head spin!
  • SAHMofDQ: Work on blog or stay and chat…though decision…chatting wins!
  • Pinktiedninja: Funniest moment was after he got his first cd on, Lyric went straight to the box of disposables and threw them.
A big thank you to all of the party participants but also to the featured guests who provided the fabulous prizes.  Please remember to show them a little bit of love on Twitter, Facebook, and maybe even buy your favorite new find at DiaperShops.com

Featured Guests:
  • @rockingreensoap
  • @bummis
  • @fuzzibunz
  • @kissaluvs
  • @cuteybaby
  • @groviadiapers
  • @bamboobies
  • @mealplanningmom
  • @monkeytoeshoes
  • @undercover_mama
  • @textmessagebaby
  • @thirstiesinc
  • @happyheinys
What was your favorite part of the party?  What was your favorite prize?  Were you new to Twitter; did you survive your first party?  I heard a rumor that DiaperShops.com is considering another Eco Chic Parties early in 2011 so please be sure to sign up to the Eco Chic Parties newsletter so you won’t miss a single party announcement.  
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Have you recovered from your Twitter High?

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After CBS Eye on Parrenting reporter, Natali Del Conte-Morris, did a one-sided segment last week called The Diaper Wars: Cloth Vs. Disposable, she was inundated with comments questioning why there was such a one-sided slat when presenting diapering options. In the segment she pitted the two diapering types against one another; yet, the expert she featured, Dr. Alanna Levine, gave a very skewed look on these so-called "options." She showed old-fashioned pre-fold and flat diapers that you pin on baby vs. cute and comfy modern day cloth diapers like those invented by the likes of FuzziBunz and Thirsties. Dr. Levine further shares that she personally uses disposable diapers because, she expertly reports, "I heard from the EPA that this kind of waste [baby's poop] isn't the worst kind of waste there is," and that she "couldn't imagine throwing that [cloth diapers] in the wash as well" with all the laundry she already has to do. Ms. Del Conte-Morris happily agreed.

More than 360 people commented on the online segment, blasting the journalist for presenting such a one-sided piece in an inaptly titled segment, "The Diaper Wars." Not only did the comments come in, but both Ms. Del Conte-Morris said she was getting heated emails about the topic. That's when Ms. Del Conte-Morris realized she needed to do something about it.

Commendably, she is taking on what she is calling, "The Cloth Diaper Challenge," and will try modern cloth diapers on her baby. She blogged about her acceptance of the challenge here:
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504744_162-20021886-10391703.html?tag=pollShare

She has received hundreds of more comments, this time from supportive moms, along with manufacturers and retailers who all want in on the action (no matter what diaper(s) she tries, we need to support and recognize her efforts!!)

We'll see what Ms. Del Conte-Morris chooses to try and how her experience goes. For good or bad, all we can ask is that moms like Ms. Del Conte-Morris give cloth diapers a try. Trying before forming an opinion is the best way to be an "expert" and present a fair and balanced looked at "the diaper wars." We are thrilled that Ms. Del Conte-Morris is going to try cloth diapers - and become a true expert as "the diaper wars" rage on.

Click here to view the video - Diaper Wars: Cloth vs. Disposable?
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CBS Reporter Accepts Cloth Diaper Challenge

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My husband has had his eye on a new flat-screen TV for over a year now. But the budget is tight, and at any mention of this hypothetical flat-screen, I'd begin reciting our list of higher priorities. Okay, my list of higher priorities. We disagreed on some of the finer points (a new stroller or a bigger hard drive for the server... anyone?) but overall we were in accord. That is to say, baby on the way = no new flat-screen for daddy.

At the same time, I knew I wanted to try cloth diapering again, even though we had planned and budgeted for disposables. Like many others, I'd helped to cloth diaper my baby sister many years ago (for a given value of the word “help,” and mothers of preteen daughters know of what I speak). I had even occasionally used chinese prefolds when my son was born seven years ago. For all that, I'd never really seen cloth diapers as anything more than a rainy day backup, and my husband didn't see them as anything more than a pain in the yeah-he-did. It didn't help that seven years ago, while we had access to some of the softest water in the country, we were living in military housing with a washing machine that had been drafted at some point during the Vietnam Conflict. Our Ol' Hippie simply refused to provide a clean load of laundry for “the man”.

This time around, though, we would have a washing machine that hadn't been agitating since the Nixon administration, and even more importantly, we had seen ADS. Ads for Rumparooz. Ads for Fuzzibunz. Ads for Bumgenius. After the last go-round, my husband wasn't keen on cloth diapering our new baby, but these new pocket diapers intrigued even him.

I started out with an odds and ends assortment of covers and prefolds, piecemeal remnants of my original little stash that had to be hunted down and collected from various sisters - sisters who had left my chinese prefolds in random lawn-sized garbage bags full of random baby clothes, at seemingly random points in their children's early childhoods. Miraculously - albeit covered in the dust of three different basements and crawlspaces - I was able to retrieve all of my original two dozen prefolds, and most of my covers. Not intending to more than supplement our prefolds, my husband and I decided to splurge on 7 new Happy Heinys OS diapers.

Two months later, it would take me less than one day of part-time use to feel me some pocket love. By the time my baby turned four months old, I was cloth diapering full time with a stash consisting of my original Happy Heinys, some Thirsties Duo Size 2 diapers for nights, and 2 Flip covers stuffed with home-made inserts.

At some point during this transition between part-time (read: tiny financial investment) and full-time cloth diapering, my husband and I decided to sit down and crunch numbers. We knew now that the laundry itself wouldn't pose a problem (our current machine had no problem working for “the man”), but we remained skeptical that modern diapers represented a significant savings over disposables. Convenient or not, at $10-$25 per diaper, they are far and above more spendy than our perfectly serviceable prefolds. Was it ridiculous even to consider them?

After adding our start-up costs, and giving myself a reasonable allowance to purchase supplies and an occasional replacement diaper (where's the fun in cloth diapering if you can't buy an occasional new print?) I had a conservative estimate of what we were going to save.

And shared my joy with my husband.

You can see where this is going.

Meet our new TV. We've named him, “Huggies”.

Author: Angie S. is the mother of two, Andrew (7), and Kate (8 months).  She's passionate about her techie husband and cloth diapers.
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How One Man Fell in Love with Cloth Diapers

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According to AboutLawsuits.com, Proctor & Gamble is seeking to have the lawsuits about its Pampers Dry Max diapers dismissed. The company says that there is no evidence that its disposable diapers cause severe diaper rashes.

Currently, all the lawsuits related to the company's Dry Max diapers have been consolidated in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati - and P&G says all these claims are based on "speculation" - not evidence.

Last March, P&;G unleashed its Dry Max technology on its popular Swaddlers and Cruisers diapers because it made the diapers less bulky. Since then, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has received approximately 4,700 reports that the diapers containing Dry Max technology allegedly caused diaper rashes.

Both U.S. and Canadian government officials say they have been unable to find a connection between Dry Max technology and severe rashes on babies, however, anyone concerned about it should stop using Pampers diapers that include the Dry Max technology and report their concerns to the CPSC immediately.
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Pampers Dry Max Suit Up for Dismissal Amidst Parent Claims of Severe Diaper Rash

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