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Rules for the above codes: Limit 1 code per order. Sorry, no previous or pending orders discounted. Excluded bumGenius,Flip,Econobum,GroVia products. You can order these but the coupon won't deduct until you have $35 or $100 or $250 (depending on which coupon you use) of other brands. Limit 3 uses per customer. Can expire at anytime.
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Fluff Friday
2-bumGenius 4.0 One-Size Cloth Diapers

Question of the week:
What is the easiest cloth diaper in your stash to use and why?  Leave your comment before Thursday, March 17th 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 @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 @bumGenius fluff friday #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!
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  13. Place an order at any DiaperShops store between 3/11-3/17. 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, March 18th. 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 katherine.greve!

She will receive:
2- Happy Heinys One for ALL Cloth Diapers

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! Please, contact us ASAP so we can get your winnings out to you!!!
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Fluff Friday 120 WINNER!

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Hi, my name is Julie. I'm a cloth diaper addict.

The first step is admitting you have a problem.  The second step (in this case) is stalking DiaperShops.com for the latest coupon codes!

Why am I so addicted to cloth diapers?  They are soft, they are colorful, they are cute, they don't irritate my super sensitive little one's bottoms and they are reusable!  I truly love my FuzziBunz perfect size diapers because of their literally perfect fit, and beautiful bright colors.  My husband is a huge fan of the BumGenius aplix, because even with a wiggly baby, it's easy to diaper up and go.  Furthermore, I can't resist pretty new colors and prints of Rumparooz, Happy Heinys, and GroVia...there simply could not be enough of any of these diapers, and there is always another one to try! 

Seriously, we just don't have the finances to buy all the cute cloth diapers I want to get!  We're a military family on a tight budget.  We know the end result of cloth diapers is savings, but purchasing a stash all at one go was never an option.  But, continuing to pay for diapers I'm just going to throw away?  Even less of an option!

I bought one diaper at a time, and wondered how to maximize baby's time in cloth.  I was elated when my friend told me about DiaperShops.com.  I know, this is sounding like the cheesiest of infomercials, but it really has turned our whole approach to building a diaper stash completely around.  Not only can you earn points every time you make a purchase (to earn more free fluff!), but there are coupons...for FREE diapers!

It may not sound like it could amount to that much.  Even I underestimated the savings!  As I wrote this post, I went back to my order status to count up how many free diapers I've received...and I had to stop counting at a dozen!  That is the first 12 reasons I love DiaperShops.com!  It amounts to over $200 of free diapers!

We're expecting our third child in March, and I actually have accumulated such a stash, I'm putting some of it aside to use for the first time on our little boy...even though I could use it now.  The picture shows just a few of the diapers I have earned through points and coupon codes.  I've received Econobum, KaWaii, Rumparooz, Katydids, and FuzziBunz (among others)...and even the cutest Bummis Swimmi diaper!
My favorite part of the order is of course opening the box, but with a little twist.  My husband actually peeks over and I get to show him which diaper I got for free.  The approving smile is priceless.

I could list many reasons for my love of our favorite retailer, and fluff in general, but I think those first 12 reasons are pretty good!  (Who can argue with free cloth diapers?!)  It's time to call it a night.  After all, I need sleep so I can dream about the fluff that's on it's way in the mail right now!

By Julie G.
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When I first though about cloth diapering, I looked into all my options – I checked out prefolds, flats, pockets, all-in-ones, fitted, covers, liners, and more.  I loved the idea of using prefolds or flats and covers but I was not in love with the Indian prefolds I checked out – it seemed a little too bulky for me.  Thankfully, someone suggested I look into hemp – I was fortunate to have a local diaper service here in Charlotte that had organic hemp flats as an option for weekly delivery and she gladly brought some over so I could check them out.  Up to that point, I had heard a little about hemp but had no idea what an important role it would play in my cloth diaper routine. 

Hemp has become such a popular choice in cloth diapering for a variety of reasons.  I initially chose to use hemp because it seemed far trimmer than comparably sized cotton prefolds.  I quickly learned that the trimness did not at all limit its absorption – in fact, hemp is far more absorbent than its cotton counterparts.  Estimates are that hemp can be three times to seven times more absorbent than cotton!  Hemp is also a more sustainable crop than cotton – it grows quickly on less land and requires little or no pesticides or herbicides.   This is a win-win for me!

I began my journey with hemp using Willow Sprout organic hemp flats and Babykicks hemp flats secured with a Snappi and covered with a Bummis Super Whisper Wrap or Thirsties Duo Wrap cover.  The combination worked great for my little guy during the day.  However, as my baby got bigger and slept longer, I needed a better nighttime solution than a hemp flat and a cover.   I started using pocket diapers at night – mainly Bumgenius or Fuzzibunz – but that wasn’t doing the trick either.  Hemp to the rescue… I took my hemp flat, folded it in half and stuffed it in the pocket as a doubler.  Perfect.  This worked so well but I kept a lookout for other hemp doubler options that might be a little less bulky.  I found that there were a variety of hemp doublers and inserts available so I began to try them out.  Hemp Babies Diaper Doublers provided a smaller alternative for stuffing into my BG or Fuzzibunz pocket.  These doublers are super thin – I could even add two – and they don’t add much bulk to the diaper at all. 

As my 7 pound baby tripled in size and became a 21 pound, five month old monster, I decided to test out hemp flats folded in half and used in a Flip cover.  Beautiful!  This option was super easy and was easy to execute – fold in half, tuck into the flip cover, put on baby.   With the success of hemp on my baby, I quickly realized that hemp would probably be a great addition to my toddler’s nighttime diaper.  We have Happy Heiny Trainers, Mother Ease, Green Acre Designs, and Fuzzibunz  in our toddler’s stash – adding a hemp doubler to these diapers has completely eliminated any “overflow” issues that we would occasionally experience at night.  No more wet sheets! 

Using hemp has worked out really well for us.  Hemp is naturally anti-microbial and anti-bacterial, I haven’t had any residual odor issues like I have had with some of my microfleece inserts.  Hemp washes well but it can take quite a while to dry!   Having spoken to other moms, the other downsides to hemp seem to be that if your child is a quick and heavy wetter, the hemp might not absorb the liquid fast enough so you might experience some leaking if you are using hemp alone.  Also, when you first add hemp to your stash, the prep time might take longer than you are used to!  Hemp requires 4 or 5 prewashes – washing and drying – before you can start to use it.  Don’t be surprised if the hemp shrinks a bit as well – and becomes softer with each wash.  Truthfully, the hemp might not even be fully absorbent for another 4 or 5 washes.  Of course, the final downside for some might be the cost.  Hemp definitely costs more.  But, in my experience, it is worth every penny.  Add some hemp to your stash and test out the magical mysteries of this material for yourself!

By Erin Brighton, MPH, M.Ed. – Charlotte, NC
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I'm not one to be an "extremist", until my cloth diapering transformed me into a cloth diapering, laundering & now green living extremist!

It was a chain reaction. It all started by borrowing a few of my friends cloth diapers for a trial session.

Which turned into buying my own stash. That lead to me ruining my stash and giving up on cloth.

Then when expecting a new baby, buying a new stash! Which lead to researching my brains out and becoming the cloth diapering laundry queen! (Yes, I gave that title to myself!)

After getting my laundering & perfect diapering system down, I began to hang dry ALL of our laundry, not just diapers. Hey, it saves us money & saves energy!

Then, we got extreme! We hang dry our laundry now, we cloth diaper (& wipe!)...is there a reason why we were using our dishwasher?

YES! We went there! We now wash & dry our lovely dishes by hand, and enjoy it! We have three kids under three who love helping wash dishes (bubbles and water!).

Cleaning products? Vinegar! No need for us to waste money on harsh cleaning products, or even more money on natural cleaning products, when I can buy a nice large bottle of vinegar and clean my entire home!

Paper towels and tissue? Not in our home! Instead you will find a little basket with dish towels and hand towels.

Paper or plastic plates? Nope.

OK, no cups or cutlery? Nope!

Recently we began using candles instead of wasting our electric on lighting our home!

Just kidding.
Really.

Although...that would be pretty extreme.. :)

Plastic sandwich and snack bags? We use tupperware or they now have really cute reusable ones!

Oh, and now that I'm onto bags...reusable shopping bags! I use to make fun of my friend carrying them around, but now I'm the one doing it.

It started with a few cloth diapers, and turned into an extreme "reduce your carbon footprint or else!" kind of mother. My sister has even commented that we should just be Amish, I'll admit there are parts to it that are appealing!

By Shay P.
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Taking it to the Extreme

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It all started with a bad kiddie pool experience.

At the first signs of warmer weather, my husband and I practically rushed to the store and bought the plastic pool and a pack of disposable swim diapers. Eager to let my 6-month-old “swim” for the first time, we soon filled the pool, stripped my son, slid on the diaper and dipped him in. Of course, he had a blast.

Then he got that all-too-familiar look on his face. Despite scooping him up as quickly as I could, our new wading pool got much more broken in than I expected as a brown cloud disseminated in the water. Anticipating a full summer of pools and lakes, I knew this wasn’t going to cut it, and I turned once again to the grand idea that I had done plenty of Internet-browsing about before the birth of my first baby: Cloth diapers.

I settled on a Bummi Swimmi because it was cute, not too expensive, and because it velcroed on and off like the disposable diapers I was accustomed to. For the rest of the summer, the pack of disposable swim diapers sat on the shelf and the Swimmi went with us. It felt so nice to just throw it in with the wash and know I wasn’t adding to the trash pile (or buying more diapers) with each outing.

Cloth diapering was something I was interested in while I was pregnant, but, thanks to a lot of sarcastic comments from others and an overwhelming amount of choices, I abandoned the idea completely by the time my son was born.

Following a summer of success with the cloth swim diaper, however, I finally decided to invest in a single pocket diaper to try outside the pool. I started out where most other moms don’t: overnights. When the diaper did its job better than I expected, I finally, and cautiously, took the plunge and invested in a few other types of diapers so that I could use cloth evenings and weekends.

At first, I regretted not having done it sooner — it seemed like all those diapers I’d bought and thrown away were such an unfortunate waste. But, in retrospect, I see that had I juggled figuring out cloth with all the other juggling that comes with becoming a mother — no sleep, breastfeeding, etc. — I might have given up.

After my son turned one and I felt like I had mothering figured out enough to delve into something new, we went "full time" and started taking the diapers to day care, too. We’re having great success, and hopefully when another baby comes along we’ll be able to cloth diaper exclusively from the beginning.

It is a shame that all the misconceptions about cloth diapering made me shy away from it at first, but coming around to cloth gradually and on my own timetable has made it a more doable, and pleasant, experience.

By Jessica W.
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Plunging into cloth with an older baby

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Name: Michelle Ross

City: Pittsburg, PA

Mom to: Erin (7), Maygen (5), Ada (3), Kylie (2), and Garrett (3 months, pictured with mom)

Find out how she discovered the joys of cloth diapering and the benefits it has provided her growing family!

Why do you cloth diaper your baby?
We started for financial reasons. When our 4th was born we had three still in diapers and cloth diapering saved us so much money. As we continued to use cloth we found that it helps with diaper rash and skin issues too.

Tell us about your first cloth diapering experience?
I felt like a fish out of water! I couldn't figure out the snaps and how to stuff them. After using cloth for just a short time it becomes second nature.

How did you learn about cloth diapering?
A dear friend started using cloth and after hearing her rave reviews I was desperate to give it a try.

What three words best describe your parenting style?
Loving, training, God-fearing.

What does being a mom mean to you?
Being a mom is what I would consider the true meaning of love.

What do you and your baby do for fun?
Go on walks and read books.

If you had one super power, what would it be and why?
To clean everything all at once. It takes time to clean and care for five kiddos.
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Meet March's Spotlight MOM: Michelle Ross

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