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SALE Fuzzibunz cloth diapers $9.99-12.99!!

6 Oct

If you’re looking for some new cloth diapers, you have to check out Zulily today! They have Fuzzibunz cloth diapers ON SALE in lots of different colors! The sale is only through the 8th so get your diapers ASAP!

Click here to purchase! (or click image below)


Do you cloth diaper? Do you want to? {Would you like to WIN FREE diapers/accessories?}

8 Sep

You may think people who cloth diaper are hippies, or gluttons for punishment with doing even more laundry than necessary, but if you’ve ever been curious about trying cloth diapers, or even if you’re interested in some great products for mom and baby, you have to check out a website called Everything Birth. The website has organic baby products, cloth diapers, accessories and birth supplies. You name it, this site has it!

They have deals and sales going on all the time, free shipping, and customer rewards. (You earn points per $ spent and then will get discounts on future purchases). Their customer service is awesome and their products are fabulous.

If you want to cloth diaper, but aren’t sure where to begin, I have a few suggestions – and they are just suggestions but this is what I did. Pick a brand (or two) and try them. I would suggest a pocket diaper or all in one diaper (AIO). They are pretty easy to do and user friendly.  You don’t have to buy the $300 package and get 12 diapers, how about starting out with just 2 or 3? I started out with some FuzziBunz and HappyHeiney diapers and was very happy with them. I would SUPER recommend the GroVia All In One diapers as the fit is trim, colors cute and they’re super easy. Snap on and snap off when dirty. The all in ones are the most similar to disposables and are grandparent (and hubby) friendly!

OH, and another cool thing about the EverythingBirth website, they have a giveaway EVERY WEEK! Click the link above and on the header you’ll see “FREE DIAPERS“. It takes 2 seconds to enter the giveaway and with them giving away something each week, your odds are pretty good of winning one!

If you have any diaper questions, feel free to post ’em, I’m no expert but I can tell you what has worked for me thus far!

I hate to share this but it’s too good not to!

21 Jul

PampersSo as you may or may not know, I’m cloth diapering these days. We’re still using 1 disposable at night but otherwise, our little man is wearing cloth during the day and for naps. That being said, I still wanted to pass along this great Pampers deal. If you buy Pampers, you need to sign up for their Gifts To Grow program! You earn points for things you’re already buying and then can redeem those points for some awesome other things. With this offer, they’ll give you 100 points to start with!

Tuesday Tips & Tricks: Save on energy, use a clothesline

19 Jul

This weeks tip is all about our hot summer weather and using it to our advantage. I’m not particularly enjoying the temps when they get above 90  degrees most days, but I’ve found that drying my clothes outside works great in this heat. Not to mention, they dry in no time! It’s pretty windy here so it actually works well because the clothes don’t feel too stiff after hanging to dry. I’ve always used a drying rack in our house but this past winter our old one was just so beat up it was practically falling apart. So out it went into the garbage and I dried all our clothes in the dryer after that.

When I started cloth diapering I decided to make a clothesline (yes, I said make…a story for another day but I crocheted a line out of a heavy wool blend that wasn’t soft enough to make much else out of) to hang dry all our diapers. Since the diapers dried so quickly, I figured I’d try drying more of our clothes outside as well. I still use our dryer, but  not as much in the summer.

Do you use a clothesline?

Laundry adventures, the INCIDENT, and my cloth diapers…

16 Jul

It’s been an eventful week in our house as far as laundry is concerned. The week started on a great positive note – I got my GroVia cloth diapers in the mail, which I was super excited about! I got right down to business washing & prepping them so I could get them on my little guys tushie. This week the hubby also came home after being out of town for work for the last 5 weeks. So those two things together (new diapers & hubby home) may have added some extra laundry this week but I didn’t think anything of it. I’m really starting to enjoy doing laundry, at least I was until the other day when the incident took place.

So as I said, more laundry prepping diapers, more laundry with hubby home and sure enough our dryer decided it had had enough. I will say that our Roper washer & dryer have done their share of laundry over the last 5 years. We bought the washer/dryer when we first got married since we were only going to be living in North Carolina for a short while before we had to move for hubby’s work. Knowing this, we planned to sell or get rid of the washer/dryer before moving which is why we bought the cheapest ones out there. Little did we know those little Ropers were built to last and to travel! They’ve come with us on several moves (North Carolina, Idaho, & New Mexico) and have done great, until I guess I killed them with all the laundry I was doing. =)

So thankfully hubby had a day off when the dryer broke so we decided to head over to Lowes and check out the newer models. We decided on a top loading HE Whirlpool and I’m very happy with it. The incident happened after we got home from Lowes… Hubby was kind enough to move the dryer out of our laundry room so I could clean under it before having our new one delivered. But, I asked him to keep the washer plugged in a little longer so I could get in a small load of cloth diapers. What I didn’t know was that somehow an entire box of dryer sheets fell in the washer, and then I washed my diapers! Thankfully I only did a cold rinse, then looked in the washer and saw tons of cardboard bits and dryer sheets. At first I thought I saw poop and a liner I had forgotten to take out of a diaper, but then I realized what had happened and man it was such a mess!

It was time for damage control. I picked out all the dryer sheets and as much of the cardboard pieces as I could. I shook out all the diapers and cloth wipes and then turned the washer back on rinse again. Once it was done rinsing, I picked out more cardboard, wiped down the sides of the washer and filled the washer with water. While the diapers were swishing around I was able to get the cardboard completely off of the diapers and then let the washer drain & wiped it down a final time. By this point the cardboard was gone but I was worried, what did I do to my diapers? Dryer sheets and fabric softener aren’t recommended for cloth diapers but I had no idea what “they” say about washing with them…

On to trouble shooting – I figured I would let the diapers soak in Rockin’ Green (a cloth diaper friendly detergent sample that I had), to see if that would help. After several hours, I ran them through my normal wash cycle and let them dry. After reading in a few forums, and writing on GroVia & Fuzzibunz Facebook page asking for help, everyone recommended just seeing how absorbent they were after the incident. So this morning I lined up the 2 Fuzzibuns diapers/inserts, 2 GroVia inserts, my new Swaddlebees diaper and a Blueberry insert to dribble water on them and see if it repelled. Everything absorbed the water pretty much  immediately except the Fuzzibunz diapers & inserts.

Back to the computer to review appropriate ways to strip Fuzzibunz diapers and how to help with their absorbancy. Turns out after reading a bit on their help forum, they advised against the detergent I had been using as it is known to cause repelling issues… (I was using All free & clear). So, not only did I wash my diapers with dryer sheets, but I’ve been washing them with the wrong detergent for the last month! 😦

Plan of Action: So I’ve done my research and am now going to strip both the GroVia and Fuzzibunz diapers using Dawn dish soap. On both their websites they have listed this as an okay method to strip diapers of unwanted residue, detergent, etc. ::fingers crossed:: this works and then I’ll feel comfortable mixing this bunch back in with my diaper stash.

Update: In other diaper related news, I’m loving the GroVia diapers! The snap in inserts make diaper changes a snap (ha) and it’s quick and easy to do. I like how trim they feel and they don’t make his behind look as big as when he’s wearing a pocket diaper. (not to mention his pants fit better!) He’s already a chunky baby, so more bulk = very tight pants on my little guy.

Will post more about my new HE washer/dryer tomorrow!

Crazy for fluff: Featured blog

8 Jul

 So as you may know, I’m totally new to cloth diapering but I came across this pretty cool site called Crazy For Fluff and she posted asking if anyone else was crazy for fluff and if they wanted to be featured on her site. So, being the excited new cloth diapering mom that I am,  I answered all the questions and I’m being featured on her site, TODAY!

You have to go check it out. Her site is really cool and has reviews and giveaways and all sorts of fun stuff. Plus, you can read my little “about  me” & what I have to say about cloth diapering. Do you know how many cloth diapers I currently have? You’ll find out if you check out Crazy For Fluffs website today!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful Friday!

Thanks Crazy For Fluff for featuring me! =)

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