Wednesday, July 29, 2009

What I wish I knew then......

I am participating in the cloth diaper blogging carnival about 'what I wish I knew then that I know now'. You are welcome to participate as well. This is the place to share your story. If you haven’t done so already, it isn’t too late. Go ahead and write your story on your blog, and come back here. Use McLinky to add your link, and grab the code to add everyone else’s links to your page.

I love using cloth diapers! There is no doubt about it, cloth diapers have become a big part of our lives. I only wish is that I knew about them sooner and used them with my first 2 babies. I truly had no idea, whatsoever, that cloth diapers still existed. I didn't know anyone that used cloth for many, many months. I was on my own (everyone thought I was crazy), trying to figure out all the in's and out's of cloth diapering, and boy was it overwhelming.

I started using cloth on my 3rd baby when she was around 14-16 months old. I had found cloth diapers on EBay after going there to search for cheaper disposable diapers. I bought a few WAHM made diapers that were horrible and so I swore off cloth all together. A few months later I got sucked into the cuteness of cloth again and decided to give it one more try.

This time I did my research. I read everything that I could on the internet-google became my best friend! My eyes were opened to a whole new world. Who would have known that this huge cloth diapering world even existed? Most of my friends and family still don't understand how great the cloth diapering movement really is. After much googling I found a few more diapers to try, they were awesome, I was hooked. It has been full speed ahead since then.

Halle, (baby #3) potty trained herself (thank you cloth diapers) the month before her little sister Claire, was born. Claire has been in cloth since the moment they fit her (trust me, I checked the fit a few times a day-lol). Claire is now 14 months and I figure that we have about 1 more year to enjoy her little fluffy bum. Even though we are done having babies, I have almost considered another baby just so I could continue having a little fluffy bum....almost-lol. Luckily, my brother and his wife are due to have a baby in November and want to cloth diaper-so I can focus all my fluffy love on them...heehee!

Claire 11 months sporting a Rocky Mountain Diaper.

For more fun Carnival Cloth Diaper posts click here. (blogger is not letting put the carnival links on here for some reason?)

Monday, July 20, 2009

Duo Wrap Giveaway!

We love our best selling Thirsties covers and the Duo Wrap is just icing on the cake. We are thrilled to be giving away a Duo Wrap to one of our Facebook Fans..this giveaway is being hosted on our Fan Page (link on sidebar)....Please stop by for your chance to win!


Thursday, July 16, 2009

Tiny Bubbles Blog Giveaway! Ended

The Natural Baby Company is giving away their new Tiny Bubbles Laundry Detergent. Rules for entering are found below!! I haven't tried this detergent yet but I am hearing great things about it. I will be carrying it in my store soon, but for now here is your chance to try it for free!

Tiny Bubbles
The detergent of choice for cloth diapers and baby apparel.

* Dye & Fragrance Free
* Completely Biodegradable
* Completely Phosphate-Free
* No Optical Brighteners or Fillers
* Gentle for Sensitive Skin
* Low Residue Formula
* Ultra-Concentrated
* Low Cost-Per-Wash
* Recyclable

Safe to use with Gro Baby™ and all other cloth diapers brands. Not tested on animals. No animal by products. ($0.22 per Load)

Phosphate Free - Phosphate detergents are a major cause of pollution in our lakes and streams. Even biodegradable phosphate detergents are harmful to water life. Tiny Bubbles contains no phosphates and is completely biodegradable.

60 Loads - Front Load Washer
Net Wt. 60 Oz. (3.75lbs)

U.S. EPA Designed for the Environment
The Design for the Environment (DfE) Program works in partnership with a broad range of stakeholders to reduce risk to people and the environment by preventing pollution.

Sodium carbonate, Sodium sulfate, Sodium percarbonate, Sodium alkyl aryl sulfonate, Linear alcohol ethoxylate.

Front Load Machines – 1 scoop
Top Load Machines – 2 scoops
Hand Laundry – 1 to 2 teaspoons/basin

To enter this giveaway:
1)Blog about Tiny Bubbles, and MUST include this link

2)MUST be a new blog post on an ESTABLISHED BLOG to be eligible.

3)Email your blog link, name, and address (U.S. addresses only) to

Contest ends July 20th! U.S. shipping address only.

Leave a comment if you blog about it! I would love to know who is participating :D!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Support Miracle Diapers! Join the Pledge Party!

Miracle Diapers was founded in Oregon in January of 2005 to fill a need. There were many families who wanted to cloth diaper their children for health, economical, and environmental reasons but could not due to financial restrictions. Because of the overwhelming response, Miracle Diapers decided to to open two more chapters by the end of that year. Now, under new management, Miracle Diapers is in their fourth year of service and looks forward to expanding even further, and with our help they can.

"In order to make the permanent move to a new office with attached warehouse, Miracle Diapers, Inc. needs to raise approximately $3000.00 to pay for a year in advance (this will get us the most bang for our buck!) If we are unable to make this move, we will more than likely have to close operations for the summer months due to unbearable working conditions as we are unable to afford to keep our inventory stored for so much money per month."

Here is the link to Miracle Diapers.
Please take a moment to check out this great non-profit organization and help if you can!