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This week's Fluff Friday winner is Alexis Bertch!

She will receive:
4 pair-Kissaluvs Milk Pads

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! Please, contact us ASAP so we can get your winnings out to you!!!
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I remember lunch with a friend from high school. We were ‘all grown up’ and had our first children, who are almost the exact same age. We hadn’t seen each other in years. I remember going to the restroom with her so we could each change our kiddos before getting back on the road. She changed her little girl and it was a CLOTH diaper. I remember what I thought…"FREAK". I didn’t think she was crazy, I KNEW it.

Fast-forward six months and my son started suffering from a re-occurring rash that would. not. go. away. We were using THE major disposable brand…top notch for my kiddo, right? WRONG. His rash got so bad, the skin peeled away. I remember crying because he was crying. It hurt him so much when I changed him. But I slathered him up with some more Desitin and fastened on another disposable, thinking it would surely clear up like the doctor said. I was clueless. The doctor was baffled. Then I caught wind of the ‘major disposable diaper company’ in the news…other folks were having burn-like rashes…and it CLICKED. I remember thinking, “it’s the diaper”... switching to different disposible brands, and feeling like I failed.

Things are much different now. I’m a ‘freak’. I’m happy to declare that we are full-time cloth-diapering folks. I have a mystical diaper sprayer hanging on the side of my toilet. I’m talking tea tree oil. I know the difference between flats, pre-folds, AIO’s, and pockets. I ENJOY doing diaper laundry. I discovered CJ’s BUTTer (love it). And, I’m completely bewildered that I didn’t ‘get it’ in time for my first son…in fact, my second son was a year old when we finally went ‘all in’ with a full cloth stash. But more importantly, I realized that I just didn’t have all the facts before, and I simply shouldn’t have knocked it before I tried it.

Here’s the kicker. My husband was NOT on board. He’s a guy who would be happy to pay $2,000 over the course of diapering years to NOT think of poopy in his washer. He’s a toughie and an engineer-analytical-type. He picked apart ALL my facts and figures on whether or not switching to cloth would save us money. But when it came down to it, you can’t argue with the health of our little guys. He remembers the rash. So, we compromised. He will change cloth diapers, if I will spray them out and wash the loads. I’ve caught him wringing them out and hanging them to dry, so he’s getting into it (don’t tell him I said so). This week, I’m taking the plunge and adding cloth wipes to the mix. I really want to cut out as much exposure to chemicals I can’t pronounce as possible. I’m going to be really ‘crunchy’ here, and make my own wipes solution (water, olive oil, Burt’s Bees baby wash, drop of tea tree oil – EASY). I even started making my own diaper detergent on the CHEAP.

If being a cloth diaper ‘freak’ means doing everything I possibly can to care for my babies, then I’m ALL IN. Late, but I’m in.

Ariel Eldridge is a former art teacher-turned-stay-at-home-momma of two boys, 4 years and 16 mos, living in rural Indiana. “Crunchy” is no longer a meanie term at her house, because it turns out that natural is pretty stinkin’ cool.
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Yes, I'm a Cloth Diaper Freak. And I Like It.

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Sing to 12 Days of Christmas

On the twelfth day of Diapers,
My true love sent to me
Twelve Kelly Dollars,
Eleven itti bittis,
Ten Flip Training Pants,
Nine Knicker Nappies,
Eight BecoPottys,
Seven Fleecy liners,
Six Gro-Vias,
Five Oh Katys,
Four BumGenius,
Three BabyKicks,
Two FuzziBunz,

And a Mother-Ease one-size cloth diaper!

Tiffany Law, Nursing Student from New York City
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12 Days of Diapers

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I recently purchased a large stash of Happy Heinys for my son (they have quickly become my favorite brand as they run a bit bigger than other one size pockets, which is great as my son is big for his age!). Before purchasing them, I was looking at Kim's cloth diaper reviews the brand on Dirty Diaper Laundry. One thing that she mentioned is that the fleece used in Happy Heinys has a tendency to get a little rough the longer you use them. She recommended using either a cloth diaper safe fabric softener or wool dryer balls. I thought I'd give wool dryer balls a try as I had been hearing lots of good things about them (not only to them help to soften the diaper fabric, but they also help diapers dry faster when in the dryer!).

I decided to try out being crafty and making my own, since they seemed easy enough to make. I used the guide on the Goodmama Blog. It is SUPER easy to follow. I went to my local craft store and bought 100% wool yarn and started wrapping. I had the base of 3 wool dryer balls done in under 45 minutes. Honestly, the felting takes the longest of all the steps as you need to wait for your washer and dryer, the rest is quick and super easy to do, even for a very un-crafty person like me!

If you are noticing that the fabric of your diapers are getting a bit rough, I highly recommend going to your local craft store and picking up the supplies to make wool dryer balls. They REALLY help to soften the fabric of your diapers, especially microfleece! I was so impressed with how soft even the oldest Happy Heinys in my stash felt after using wool dryer balls in the dryer with them. It's amazing!

Christina D is a 26 year old stay at home mom to a wonderful little boy named Alexander and is due with their second son on March 20, 2012.
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Wool Dryer Balls - A Cloth Diaper Safe Answer to Fabric Softener

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For starters, each day leading up to Christmas we will have a new promotion and coupon posted on Kelly’s Closet.  The promotion will only be valid for 24 hours and some items may be limited in quantities.  The promotions will post between 8:30-9:00am ET each morning and we’ll announce them on Facebook, Twitter, our blogs, and maybe even by email.  Want a clue to for the first day?  When you get ‘thirstie” for more fluff we have just the thing for you. 
Next is a little holiday fun.  Each day we will be hiding a snowflake on the pages of Kelly’s Closet.  The snowflake will have a message on it with a secret code.  When you find the hidden snowflake you will click on it to take you to an entry form where you can place that secret code.  You must have the secret code or your entry will be invalid and you can only enter once a day per household.  All entries will have a chance to win a daily mystery present from us.  We won’t be announcing what the daily prizes are so the winner will be surprised when their fluff arrives. 
There’s MORE!  You won’t want to miss a day of the snowflake hunt because if you find ALL 12 hidden snowflakes you’ll be entered into our Grand Prize drawing for a prize package you’ll be drooling about!  The grand prize package will include over $200 worth of fluffy prizes.

Rules for the Hidden Snowflake Game:

A new snowflake will be hidden on each day starting at 9am ET. The snowflake will remain in the same location for only 24 hours then it will be moved to a new location. Collect snowflakes and enter to win our Daily Countdown to Christmas prizes. You can enter each day by collecting a new snowflake. Collect all 12 snowflakes and you'll be entered to win the Grand Prize Fluffy Christmas Package valued at over $220. HOW TO ENTER: Visit us on Facebook and Twitter each morning at 9am ET for a clue to the location of the snowflake. We will also list a second clue at 9pm ET daily. Go to and begin searching for the clue. Along the way, don't forget to pick up those fluffy items that you've been drooling over. Once you find the snowflake of the day, click on the snowflake. Fill out the entry form each day with all of the required information. Come back again the next day and do it all over again. Please do not share the location of the hidden snowflake. We have spies who like to lurk on forums and other social media networks. Any cheating will result in disqualification for the entire giveaway period. Please don't ruin the fun! ELIGIBILITY: There is no purchase necessary to enter or win. Giveaway is open to individuals and owners of businesses 18 years or older who are legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia. Employees of, its parent company, their subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies, and their immediate families (spouse, parents, children and siblings and their respective spouses) and individuals living in the same households of such employees are ineligible. Only one entry per household per day.
You don’t need to do anything right now but wait for the fun to begin tomorrow morning.  Be sure to check back each day and have some fun as we prepare for Christmas – fluffy style!  
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Countdown to a Fluffy Christmas

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Traci R. Wishes Her Cloth Diapers Would Wash and Stuff Themselves, Do You?

Traci R. lives in Fort Polk, LA and is mom to Kolten (11 months). She is a Labor & Delivery nurse and finds that motherhood has changed the way she treats her patients. Find out what Traci has to say about diapering, motherhood and everything in between:

What is the #1 reason you cloth diaper your baby? I cloth diaper my baby to save money. I didn't know just how much money it would save, but I constantly watch friends buy diapers at the store every week and I can't see myself spending $15 (or more) every trip to the store on wasteful products.

Who has been your biggest cloth diapering supporter/cheerleader? My biggest cheerleader/supporter is (finally) my husband! It took about three months for him to accept cloth diapering. I recently switched to cloth wipes and now he only uses cloth wipes!!! It's amazing! He's come a long way.

What is your favorite diaper and why? My favorite diapers are my Flip covers with organic inserts! Easy to clean, easy to wash, and they absorb a ton! They are by far my favorite nighttime diaper too.

If you had one superhero power, what would it be and why? My super power would be that my diapers would wash and stuff themselves! Lol

Describe your parenting style using three words. Patient. Unconditional. Systematic.

What is one product you absolutely can't live without! I have come to realize how important my diaper pail and Rumparooz pail liner have become in my house. Being a full time working mom, my diaper load can get quite heavy.

How do you think being a mother has changed you? Being a mother has changed my world and perspective on life. It has changed the way I care for my laboring patients and new moms (I'm an RN in Labor & Delivery). It has also made me a better wife. I have so much more patience with everything and it has definitely inspired me to live a greener life (cloth diapers and wipes, homemade baby food, etc.). I am looking forward to my next journey in motherhood (hopefully in 2012)!
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