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A Common-Sense Campaign for One-Size Diapers

The country has made a move, out of necessity but for the better, I believe, towards frugality these past few years. We have relearned the nearly lost arts of food preservation and storage, the value of a well-maintained pantry, and the simple pleasures of baking our own loaves of bread and bringing in baskets of sun-dried laundry off the line. If you’re anything like me, you may have wished that you could go back in time and ask great-grandma to share her tricks and tips. In parenting, we’re experiencing growing pains as we re-learn, as a country, the challenges and benefits of breastfeeding. We’re making our own baby food. There has been a big enough shift in behavior that we’ve left corporations scrambling to figure out how to get at least a few dollars out of us – you can now find all manner of “support” items in the major chains, from soothing gel packs for breasts, to freezer storage trays for baby food. A few are even useful. With the increased interest in back-to-basics frugality, then, why are we having so much trouble convincing our baby-shower attendees that a 3-pack of FuzziBunz, BumGenius, SmartiPants, or (insert your favorite one-size cloth diaper) are a practical investment for any mother? I’d like to put forth the argument that having 8-12 one-size (OS) diapers on hand, usable for the bulk of early …

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My Scoop on Poop

I’m going to let you in on a dirty little secret. I have a diaper sprayer, but I don’t use it! I know, I know. I do agree that the diaper sprayer is one of the best inventions in cloth diaper care. It truly does rinse all the nasties off without you having to resort to unpleasant maneuvers such as the “dunk and swish”. But alas, my sprayer hangs forlornly on the side of the toilet, unused for weeks. Let me tell you my story… Back when my gorgeous 6 month old was only a wish in my heart, I decided that I would cloth diaper my children. It just seemed like the most health conscious, environmentally friendly, economical thing to do. My husband, being the laid back man than he is, agreed wholeheartedly. So, when after years of infertility, our son was born prematurely, it was a shock to me that he wouldn’t fit into any of the millions (it felt like) of Bumgenius, Fuzzibunz, and Smartipants diapers that I had stocked up on. Plus, he was in the NICU, and it was all too overwhelming…the nurses changed him more than we did. So, we fell into using disposables. When we brought our son home we continued using the disposables until one day, at nearly 2 months old, I realized that the Bumgenius organic AIO fit! I was so …

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Weekend Super Saver Coupon – Free Smartipants Diaper!

Free Smartipants One Size Diaper (no insert) in exclusive Cocoa Bean color with a $25 or more order at Kelly’s Closet. Use discount code FREESMARTI at check-out. Valid thru end of day on May 2nd or while supplies last.Sorry, no previous or pending orders discounted.

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Fluff Friday 75 PLUS Facebook Winner

This week’s Fluff Friday winner is: Jill! She will receive: 2-Smartipants One-Size Cloth Diapers (with inserts) in Cocoa Bean color Facebook Winner: Julie Norton Dotson Wins a $100 gift certificate to the DiaperShops.com of her choice (Giveaway because we reached 4700 followers!) CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! Please, contact us ASAP so we can get your winnings out to you!!!

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