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Fluff Friday:
1-FuzziBunz One Size Diaper in Apple Green
1-FuzziBunz One Size Diaper in Watermelon

Question of the week:
Do you ever coordinate cloth diapers with clothing? Leave your comment before Thursday, Dec.23rd 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 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 @FuzziBunz on Twitter. Come back and post a comment that you are a follower of FuzziBunz.
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  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.
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  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 @FuzziBunz #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 12/17-12/23. 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.

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How?
We will draw one winner randomly with an "Online Number Generator" and will make a post with the winner on Friday, December 24th. 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 Mommy Mac!
She will receive:
2- Bummis Training Pants

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! Please, contact us ASAP so we can get your winnings out to you!!!
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Our finances suddenly became very tight (and that's still an understatement at that) over the last two years, we started cutting on what we could. While it might have been a great idea, I shouldn't have scrimped on one thing:

Laundry Soap. I started making homemade soap to save money. It still got my clothes clean and the diapers didn't stink. As far as I was concerned, it worked and saved us money. That is where I went terribly wrong.

I didn't notice the build up on my son's Happy Heinys and no one had worn the bumGenius 3.0s in a while (he is 32 lbs and 20 months old and grew out of them around his first birthday) so I didn't realize how much buildup had accrued. One of the main ingredients in the soap is a wax-like soap. Buildup was inevitable.

When my second daughter arrived in September, I was so excited to get her in the bumGenius 3.0s I had waiting. They looked so cute but they leaked EVERY TIME. I was getting frustrated with clothing and diaper changes all the time. I must have changed diapers AND clothes (and my clothes too) every hour or two. The inserts were barely wet! I almost tossed the 3.0s...but I couldn't part with them yet- that would be an even bigger waste! There was another solution.

We have a great Real Diaper Association in our area and I went to get advice from the group leader.

Apparently, BG's suede-like fabric is REALLY sensitive to laundry detergent. She's personally had problems and around the 2 year mark, most people find that their BG's get a lot of build up and start repelling. She gave me an Anti-Repelling and Buildup Recipe.
  • Separately soak covers and soakers (I used my diaper pail and a five-gallon bucket)
  • Fill with HOT water. Add ½ Tablespoon of Charlie's Soap (I'd assume Rock 'n Green will work too) and a generous amount of baking soda.
  • Stir and let sit for 1 to 4 hours (if it's really bad, soak them overnight). I soaked them for 6 because I couldn't find time to get them in the washer (I have three kids...I'm busy.)
  • Wash again on HOT in the washing machine. Don't add more soap. Run a rinse or two.
If the build up is really bad, she also recommended turning the diapers inside out and scrubbing the backside of the suedecloth to force the build up out.

And like magic, the diapers stopped leaking and even the Happy Heinys work better! They feel different too. I know that sounds silly but I can feel the difference. That's how bad it was.

I now use Charlie's Soap on everything. My stash is saved and so is my life from disposables or having to purchase a whole new stash!

By Jillayne T.
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Congratulations to Fawn! Fawn- please contact us here to claim your prize. In the subject line please write "30 Min of Fluff 12/15 Winner". You have until 12/18 at 10am 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 5 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.
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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) 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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On Thanksgiving, my father-in-law came to town and took our family out for dinner.  We went to a fancy place - one of the Wolfgang Puck restaurants in Las Vegas.  It is a pretty nice place - and a place to which I wouldn't have normally brought an infant.  But it was Thanksgiving, after all.

So, we made reservations for the earliest possible seating of the evening, hoping that our five-month-old would not get too tired and fussy while we were out.  The first course was a breeze.  Then the soup came, and our little man started to fuss a bit.  About halfway into the main course, my husband took him for a little walk outside of the restaurant.  Then he came back and I walked him for a while.  While we tensely waited for dessert, our baby began his pre-bedtime meltdown . . . in a dimly lit, otherwise quiet restaurant.  I swiftly removed him from the main dining room in search of a quiet place to nurse.  It was early, and the bar was empty.  It was dark in there and calm.  I asked the barkeep if he would mind if I nursed in the corner booth.  He said he didn't mind at all, but that he could show me a place that was much more private.  Then he walked us to a beautiful private dining area that was covered with lovely artwork and enclosed by curtains.  "It's all yours" he said, "can I get anything else for you?"  I was absolutely impressed.  I had all that I needed and more.  My boy nursed like he hadn't eaten in days and I could relax, and feed him, enjoying such lovely surroundings and avoiding any sideways glances from the other patrons.

It was a really memorable evening, and we all enjoyed a lovely meal - even our son.  I didn't expect such warm accommodations for a nursing mother in a place that would probably rather not have to deal with babies.  I'm going to write a letter to the restaurant manager and cc: Wolfgang Puck as well.

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Parents can now use their iPhone, Android or Blackberry smartphones to purchase cloth diapers and accessories thanks to leading online cloth diaper retailer, KellysCloset.com
South Paris, Maine – December 6, 2010 – Leading online cloth diapering boutique and resource, Kelly’s Closet, today announces it has gone mobile! Parents can now buy cloth diapers and cloth diapering accessories on their smartphones at KellysCloset.com/mobile. Kelly’s Closet is the first known cloth diaper retailer to make this service available.

Chris and Bobbie Jean Palmer, the co-owners of Kelly’s Closet, say going mobile was the next step in their evolving diapering business.
“With so much time now being spent using smartphones and life increasingly busy, it only made sense to provided mobile access to customers so they could order product when it is convenient for them versus having to be tethered to a PC,” says Mr. Palmer.

More than 5,000 visitors have already visited KellysCloset.com/mobile and the reaction has been positive among the cloth diapering community.

“Everything we carry online can be found on our mobile application too,” he adds. “This makes not only makes for a round-the-clock great selection of cloth diapers and accessories, but also for an ultra-convenient shopping experience tailored to fit any mom’s busy schedule!”

The mobile application works best on the iPhone and Android and on most versions of Blackberry phones.

For more information about Kelly’s Closet and cloth diapering, please visit us online at www.KellysCloset.com. To place a mobile order, please visit us at www.KellysCloset.com/mobile.

About Kelly's Closet
Kelly’s Closet, Inc., is the online purveyor of five online specialty baby boutiques and diaper shops, including Kelly's Closet, FuzziBunzOnline.com, OneSizeDiaperStore.com, HappyHeinysOnline.com and BulkClothDiaper.com. KellysCloset.com offers one of the Web’s largest selections of cloth diapers and accessories and offers a mobile application as well. Kelly’s Closet Inc., has been a trusted name in cloth diapering, having served more than 30,000 customers since opening its first store, www.KellysCloset.com, in 2001.
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Kelly’s Closet Enables Moms to Shop for Cloth Diapers Using their Mobile Phones

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All your stalking of the mailman has just paid off- your Fluffy Mail has been delivered!  Oh joy!  Oh rapture!  Oh wait!  .....How do I wash all of this?  If your box contains more than one kind of diaper, it can get confusing.  What can be washed together?  What can't?  Some diapers come with prepping instructions, so follow those if they're included.  If not, read on for some general guidelines. 

Cotton prefolds. They're awesome pocket inserts, they're great pinned or Snappi'ed, and they're nice for tri-folding in a cover.  But when they come to you all flat and stiff, they sure don't look like the soft, absorbent diapers you were expecting.  They need to be washed 4-5 times before you use them.  Do they need to be dried between every wash?  Not in my opinion.  Wash them twice, dry the once (on hot) then wash them 2-3 more times and dry them again.  Now they're ready to go!  They'll reach full absorbency after 8-10 washes, but the initial 4-5 washes will get the natural oils out of them that you don't want coating your other diapers.

Hemp inserts/prefolds.  They're the most absorbent diaper inserts, but not when you first get them.  They need a good 5-6 washes before the natural hemp oils are out of them.  If you've purchased a good stash of them, you can run them through your washer three times, then dry them.  Then wash 3 more times, then dry them.  If you only have a few hemp inserts, you may want to shorten the process by boiling the hemp on the stove.  Stick it in a pot of boiling water, and boil for 15-20 minutes.  Then run it through your washer once and dry. 

Microfiber inserts.  Wash them once and then dry them- now they're ready to use!  (There had to be an easy category, right?)

Pocket diapers/covers.  Pocket diapers that have fleece or suede cloth linings in them and most covers just need a single wash and dry before using.  You can wash these with your microfiber inserts, too. 

All-in-one diapers.  If the AIOs have microfiber as their soakers, you can wash them with your pockets and covers.  If they have natural cotton, bamboo, or hemp fabrics in them, then they'll need 3-4 washes before you use them- and they should be prepped separately from your other diapers. 

Yes, Fluffy Mail Day can turn into Prepping Day if you have a variety of diapers in your package, but following the prepping instructions can help your diapers function at their best- and that's what you want from new diapers!  Once everything is prepped fully, you can thereafter wash all of your diapers together in big happy, fluffy loads.  :)

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When we decided to start a family, my husband and I agreed that I would stay home with the baby. My job didn’t pay enough to justify the extra expenses of day care anyway. This was going to mean living on a single income and a very tight budget. But at the time, I don’t think we fully realized how tight. When I began researching the major expenses of having a baby, diapers were the one thing everyone talked about: they were expensive. I couldn’t imagine how we were going to come up with enough money to keep buying disposable diapers every week.

I decided to search for other options and I found information all over the internet about cloth diapers, in spite of the fact that no store I’d ever been in carried more than Gerber prefolds. My research began when I was only one month pregnant and within days I knew that cloth diapers were the best economic choice for us and I never looked back. I ate up all the information I could find on the subject. My days soon revolved around the benefits of pocket diapers vs. prefolds and snaps vs. Aplix.

My daughter is now nearly 18 months old and we almost exclusively cloth diaper. We have an eclectic stash of prefolds with Bummis and Thirsties covers, Thirsties Fab Fitted diapers, Thirsties Duo diapers, bumGenius Deluxe AIOs and bumGenius 3.0 One-Size pocket diapers. Thank goodness we do because I don’t know how our finances would have survived otherwise. Due to the economic downturn my husband’s income has remained stagnant, but every other bill we have has increased. I conserve electricity, bake my own bread, shop consignment sales and line dry my cloth diapers. Then my husband developed a clinical depression resulting in increased medical bills. There have been months were I only had about $40 a week for groceries and other household supplies, which doesn’t go very far in this part of the country. But every time I change my daughter’s diaper I say a little prayer of thanks that we use cloth diapers. When I go to the grocery store and see the aisles piled high with boxes of disposable diapers with their equally high price tags, I breathe a huge sigh of relief that they aren’t on my shopping list.

Cloth diapers helped save our finances and protect us from the increased cost of living during difficult economic times. Spread the word, and help other struggling families discover the financial benefits of cloth.

My name is Bethany and my husband, Rob, and I have cloth diapered our daughter Althea (18-months) since she came home from the hospital. I love writing, knitting and, of course, cloth diapers. I have a blog called The Laundry List (http://thelaundryblog.wordpress.com/) where I talk about writing, budgeting, cloth diapers, parenting, and other aspects of my life as a SAHM/WAHM.
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