Thursday, March 31, 2011

Sponsor Spotlight - Snaps and Snails - Giveaway

By Jennifer (Double Duty Mommy) at 1:41 PM 968 commented Links to this post

Our next sponsor is Snaps & Snails and c'mon, how cute is that name?! They are a Canadian company that carries not only cloth diapers but also baby carriers, natural products, baby leg warmers, and even stuff for mommy. They believe in unique, affordable, and natural products that should be on our babies and ourselves.
I love that they offer a Cloth Diaper 101 page that will answering some of your burning questions such as caring for your diapers, troubleshooting (leaks, stripping), and how to care for your wool. While your at Snaps and Snails you can also check out their Baby Wearing 101 section that can help teach you how to properly wear your baby, and how to choose the perfect carrier for you.

I love that they accept Paypal as a form of payment and offer FREE SHIPPING to all USA/Canadian customers!! If you live locally in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality they can even drop your packages off to you or arrange for a pick up time - how awesome is that?!
Also, if for any reason you are unsatisfied with your purchase you can return or exchange it within 14 days as long as the items are unworn, unwashed and still in original packaging.

Snaps & Snails offers they uniquely named Yo-Yoo diaper on their site. The Yo-Yoo is a onesize pocket diaper that fits babies 5-40lbs that come in 6 brightly colors. Yo-Yoo diapers have a water-proof outer layer, a soft bamboo inner layer and each diaper comes with one bamboo insert. The Yo-Yoo Insert is plush and absorbent, each is made up of 4 layers of organic bamboo and feature a snap, in which you can snap the insert into place inside the diaper. I love snap in inserts because you don't have to worry about them moving around when they are on baby.
1 Yo-Yoo Pocket Diaper, 1 Yo-Yoo Wetbag and a 2pack of inserts!
(your choice colors)

Visit Snaps And Snails and let me know what else you just cannot live without!

  • Follow DDM via Google Friend Connect (left sidebar)
  • Follow @mommaJWoww19 and @SnapsandSnails on Twitter (+1 entry each)
  • "like" DDM on Facebook (if you were already a fan PLEASE 'like' my NEW page <-- VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU DO SO FOR THIS ENTRY TO COUNT!)
  • "like" Snaps And Snails on Facebook (thank them)
  • Subscribe via email to DDM (must confirm subscription)
  • tweet this giveaway - #Win a Yo-Yoo Diaper prize pack from @SnapsandSnails & @mommaJWoww19 in the #byebyesposies #clothdiapers event! http://bit.ly/e5rblR (up to 4 x/day. 1 hour in between!!!)
  • Enter the Snaps & Snails giveaway over at Mama B
  • **Did you grab our event button early?? If so then don't forget to comment with yout extra entries**
**I did not receive any compinsation for writing this review. The views in this post are strictly 100% my own and based on my own thoughts on the company/product(s).**
Giveaway is open to USA and Canadian residents only. It will end and close on April 14th @ 11:59pm EST. Any entries made after such time will not be counted and will be removed from the list. Winner will be contacted via email & will have 24 hours to respond. If winner does not respond their prize is then forfeited and a new winner will be selected.
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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Wordless Wednesday - Cloth Diaper Stash - extra entries

By Jennifer (Double Duty Mommy) at 8:54 PM 8 commented Links to this post

What's there?!
12 Go Green Pocket
7 AppleCheeks + 8 inserts. 1-size 1, 6-size 2
6 Charlie Banana + 6 inserts. 3 OS, 3 size M
6 FuzziBunz. 5 OS, 1 Sized
5 bumGenius. 1 Artist, 4 3.0's. 3 aplix, 2 snaps
2 Bright Star
2 Oh Katy!
2 Smart Bottoms
2 gPants
2 itti bitti
2 AMP
2 Cow Patties
1 Lolli Doo
1 Thirsties
1 Best Bottoms
1 Cutey Baby
1 Happy Heiny
1 RumpARooz
1 Guerilla Fluff
1 BottomBumpers
1 Baby Kicks
1 Tiny Tush

Link up a picture of your stash for 3 extra entries!




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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Sponsor Spotlight - Sandbox Lane giveaway

By Jennifer (Double Duty Mommy) at 10:05 AM 701 commented Links to this post


I'd like to welcome Sandbox Lane to the "Bye Bye Sposies, Hello Cloth" event!! Sandbox Lane is another one of my most loved one-stop shops! They carry swaddle blankets, baby clothing, feeding accessories, toys and of course cloth diapers!

After trying to shop online for their daughter, Sandbox Lane was created because they could never find everything they wanted, especially eco-friendly products at affordable prices, in one place.

While some stores offer the same thing (eco friendly), Sandbox Lane only carries products that they can stand behind. They love all the products they sell and if they wouldn't suggest them to a friend or family memeber then you won't see them on the site!

Because Sandbox Lane carries so many things and so many different brands of cloth diapers, we want you to choose! I have one $25 gift certificate to giveaway to a lucky reader. This way you can buy your favorite brand of diaper, or maybe you need a diaper sprayer or some more Rockin' Green Soap because you're running low. :)

If you want to buy something you can receive 10% off using code: DDM2011 and you can also earn extra entries for buying something. It's always a good time to add to your stash but having a discount makes it that much better!

1 Winner will win a
Like Sandbox Lane on Facebook (thank them for the DDM giveaway)
  • Follow DDM via Google Friend Connect (left sidebar)
  • Follow @mommaJWoww19 and @SandBoxLane on Twitter (+1 entry each)
  • "like" DDM on Facebook (if you were already a fan PLEASE 'like' my NEW page)
  • Subscribe via email to DDM (must confirm subscription)
  • tweet this giveaway - #Win a $25 GC to @SandboxLane to buy any diaper! From @mommaJWoww19 during the #byebyesposies #clothdiapers event! http://bit.ly/gmSa2Y (up to 4 x/day. 1 hour in between!!!)
  • Purchase something from Sandbox Lane -- 10 extra entries! (must send me a copy of your receipt)
  • Enter the Sandbox Lane giveaway over at Mama B
  • **Have some extra entries??? If so then don't forget to comment with your extra entries. Each extra entry earns you 1 extra comment so don't put all ONE comment.
**I did not receive any compinsation for writing this review. The views in this post are strictly 100% my own and based on my own thoughts on the company.**
Giveaway is open to USA/Canadian residents only. It will end and close on April 9th @ 11:59pm EST. Any entries made after such time will not be counted and will be removed from the list. Winner will be contacted via email & will have 24 hours to respond. If winner does not respond their prize is then forfeited and a new winner will be selected.
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Oeko - Glider and Ottoman - review and giveaway

By Jennifer (Double Duty Mommy) at 9:56 AM 790 commented Links to this post
I came across Oeko furniture late last year and I knew I loved them. Oeko (pronounced Eco) has been around since 1978 producing eco-friendly, clean, simple and contemporary furniture.

Their collection of furniture is definitely designed for the eco minded person and even if you may not be a "crunchy" mom you can still appreciate how thoughtfully these products have been made.

The fabrics that Oeko uses have natural fibers, greener polyester, and have recycled material or are recyclable. At first I thought this fact would make the cushions a little rough but I was wrong. No, they don't feel like silk but it's definitely comfortable to sit on.


Another amazing thing that makes Oeko a great product is the water-based paints, varnishes, stains and glues that are used. They are all either formaldehyde free or meets/exceeds the European Union E1 Standard and USA P1 standard; low or no Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s)! This makes me especially happy to hear since I'm sure at some point Kendall will be a curious little baby and try to eat a leg on the chair or something, lol. She's a crazy lil baby so I only expect the craziest things from her, haha.

Oeko sent us the Charlotte glider set to review. When it arrived I didn't know what to expect so it sat in the box for a while. I was not about to take on a project without John around to save me.
The glider did need to be full assembled but once hubby and I decided to tackled assembling the glider, it wasn't that hard. It took us about 45 minutes to put together. The directions were pretty clear except we had the chair on the base backwards because the directions did not explain which way it was supposed to be placed on the base.

Once we had it fully assembled John and Kendall sat in it and instantly fell asleep for 1/2 hour. I think they would have slept a lot longer but then the doorbell rang :(
We now rock Kendall almost every single night because she loves it so much.

As I said before, I received the Charlotte glider which has a locking mechanism. The Cassidy glider which is the same as Charlotte except it does not lock - it can be purchased from Babies R Us, Sears and even CSNstores.com!
Two winners will win the Cassidy Glider (non-locking)!

PLEASE READ INSTRUCTIONS VERY CAREFULLY!
THIS IS NOT GOING TO RUN LIKE MY NORMAL GIVEAWAYS.

There is going to be TWO separete giveaways going on at once. If you'd like to enter both giveaways then you may do so but please follow the instructions 100% or your entries may be deleted.

We will be holding a giveaway on Facebook and a different giveaway on Twitter. 
Please read the following VERY carefully. 


MANDATORY ENTRIES
  • Follow DDM Via Google Friend Connect
(You can do this by clicking "Follow" (left sidebar). You will need a gmail, yahoo or Twitter account to follow my blog.)

Next you must post a picture to the DDM Facebook page of either:
  1. A picture of your family
  2. A picture of you pregnant.
Either one of these pictures will be accepted as an entry.

Once you post the picture in the text area you must tag Oeko (example: Me and my Family. Thank you @oekofurniture)

You do not need to leave a comment below stating you follow via GFC, "like" me and Oeko on Facebook, or that you posted a picture.
All pictures submitted will be verified as to if the mandatory actions were taken.

MANDATORY ENTRIES
  • Follow my DDM via Google Friend Connect - publicly
(You can do this by clicking "Follow" (left sidebar). You will need a gmail, yahoo or Twitter account to follow my blog.)
Next: Tweet the following message (up to 4x's a day)
#Win an @OekoFurniture glider & ottoman from @mommaJWoww19! 2 WINNERS! http://bit.ly/hP66qz #OekoFurniture #giveaway #BFFmom


Like a normal giveaway please comment below. All 3 mandatory entries should first be in ONE comment. Additional tweets may be in their own individual comment.



**I was sent the product(s) free of charge by the company or PR representative. It has been used solely for the purpose of this honest review. The views are strictly 100% my own. Receiving the product did not influence me to produce a positive review**
Giveaway is open to USA residents only. It will end and close on April 9th @ 11:59pm EST. Any entries made after such time will not be counted and will be removed from the list. I reserve the right to delete any picture(s) submitted to Facebook if the mandatory actions were not taken. I reserve the right to delete any comments for the Twitter contest if the full mandatory actions were not taken.
Winners will be chosen via random.org and will be contacted via email. He/she will have 24 hours to respond. If winner does not claim their prize it is then forfeited and a new winner will be selected.
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Friday, March 25, 2011

Figure 8 Maternity - Charlie Banana - Review and Giveaway

By Jennifer (Double Duty Mommy) at 12:58 PM 817 commented Links to this post

Sometimes I really wish I was pregnant again so I can shop at places like Figure 8 Maternity. Why, oh why couldn't i find this shop last year!?


You can shop at Figure 8 Maternity during your pregnancy, post-partum, nursing and even for baby! Besides carrying cloth diapers, they carry maternity clothing and accessories, breast pumps, baby carriers, diapers bags, and seriously so so much more!

When it comes to pregnancy and motherhood Figure 8 Maternity believes that the one thing that doesn’t have to change is your sense of style and love for quality. I love that they offer free shipping, %5 loyalty credit, easy returns and no sales tax (on clothing only)!

When it comes to cloth diapers, Figure 8 Maternity carries Thirsties Duo, bumGenius and Charlie Banana.
I was sent a Charlie Banana one size pocket diaper to review and yes, I never stop being excited about receiving Charlie Banana in the mail.

As I've said before Charlie Banana diapers are some of my favorite diapers. From the trimness of the diaper, to the absorbency, to the bright colors - everything about them is just amazing.

There are a total of 4 snaps for the perfect fit. One thing you may notice that is different is that the pocket to stuff the insert into is in the front of the diaper instead of the back. Unstuffing is a challenge at first but it's especially helpful when Kendall is sitting in her activity center and the poo goes up the back of the diaper. The pocket being in the front helps in those situations since nothing gets underneath the top liner and PUL area.

The one size diapers use an elastic leg adjustment (like adjustable pants for a toddler). the elastic ranges from 1-7 with 7 being the largest for an older baby. I love how affordable these diapers are, ranging from $18-$20 or you can buy a 6 pack which will save you a few dollars along the way at only $110.

As I've said before I do like one size diapers a little better because it's nice to have the exact fit.

Like Figure 8 Maternity on Facebook (thank them for the DDM giveaway)!

  • Follow DDM via Google Friend Connect (left sidebar)
  • Follow @mommaJWoww19 and @Tweet_Figure8 on Twitter (+1 entry each)
  • "like" DDM on Facebook (if you were already a fan PLEASE 'like' my NEW page)
  • Subscribe via email to DDM (must confirm subscription)
  • Tweet this giveaway - #Win 2 Charlie Banana diapers from @Tweet_figure8 & @mommaJWoww19 in the #byebyesposies #clothdiapers event! http://bit.ly/gW9pMT (up to 4 x/day. 1 hour in between!!!)
  • Enter the Figure 8 Maternity giveaway over at Mama B
  • **Do you have any extra entries you'd like to use?? If so then don't forget to comment with your extra entries**
**I was sent the product(s) free of charge by the company or PR representative. It has been used solely for the purpose of this honest review. The views are strictly 100% my own. Receiving the product did not influence me to produce a positive review**
Giveaway is open to US & Canadian residents only. It will end and close on April 8th @ 11:59pm EST. Any entries made after such time will not be counted and will be removed from the list. Winner will be contacted via email & will have 24 hours to respond. If winner does not respond their prize is then forfeited and a new winner will be selected.
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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Sponsor Spotlight - Cloth is Green - Itti Bitti Giveaway

By Jennifer (Double Duty Mommy) at 9:28 AM 1033 commented Links to this post


You may not have heard about this next sponsor but that will change soon. Founded in just August 2010, Cloth Is Green is a business that focuses on high-quality, innovative products for babies and moms.

After doing her own research about the different types of cloth diapers, Meghan, was inspired to start selling diapers. Cloth Is Green only wants to carring the best quality and [mostly] natural material fabric products.

Meghan is still getting her site fully up and ready but you can find diapers such as Itti Bitti, Little Beetle, Sprout Change and Bamboobies!

Generiously, Meghan has donated 2 Itti Bitti diapers and CJ's Butter to one DDM reader!

Who or what is Itti Bitti you may ask?
Well Itti Bitti is a Australian based company that was just released in the USA last week! Established in 2005 when Sue McLachlan, designed a uniquely shaped, fitted cloth nappy to suit her itty bitty daughter. Sue’s design was extremely trim, much more trimmer than anything else on the market at that time. The slim crotch and high cut shape of the front suits not just small babies but those with chunky legs as well, with a super snug fit making them truly as tiny as a disposable.

Itti Bitti makes 3 different types of diapers but we're going to focus on two of them today!


Bitti Tutto is a one size pocket diaper can be used in four different snap settings, fitting babies from 6.6 lbs to 44+ pounds!! With the Tutto they've solved the "pooplosion" problem you might sometimes have with any diaper (disposable or cloth).
The Bitti Tutto has a complete internal gusset, protecting the sides and back – it’s their patented ‘poo fence’! lol.
The Bitti D'lish comes in two options - Snap In One or All In One. The SIO comes apart, you can re-use the outer 'shell' like a cover, replacing wet booster sets with dry ones making SIO's perfect for travelling or space saving in your diaper bag. There is 8 layers of bamboo for a highly absorbent nappy, suitable even for heavy wetters (you can expect the nappy to last 3-4 hours or more). What I love is that there is no need for the diaper and inserts to be taken apart and put back together for washing and drying (but this will make drying times faster), so that's definitely a time saver and you don't have to touch anything icky.

If there isn't enough all ready, what makes Itti Bitti different is that each insert has color coded snaps. So when you recieve your (included) 3 inserts you'll always know how to snap them back together to get the perfect absorbancy.

Believe me, once I prepped my Tutto and D'lish I looked at all 6 on my bed like, "WHOA! What would I do without these snaps?" Also, each insert has a name tag on it, not just "Itti Bitti" but it says what type of diaper so you won't get the inserts mixed up, although you can interchange them if you wish.
You can win:
1. Itti Bitti Tutto
2. Itti Bitti D'lish
3. 4oz tub of CJ's Butter
(your choice color diapers and fragrance of butter)

(thank her for the DDM giveaway)

  • Follow DDM via Google Friend Connect (left sidebar)
  • Follow @mommaJWoww19 and @ClothIsGreen on Twitter (+1 entry each)
  • "like" DDM on Facebook (if you were already a fan PLEASE 'like' my NEW page)
  • Subscribe via email to DDM (must confirm subscription. Please resubscribe just to be safe)
  • tweet this giveaway - #Win 2 Itti Bitti dipes + CJs Butter from @ClothIsGreen @mommaJWoww19 during the #byebyesposies #clothdiapers event! http://bit.ly/fHRSlN (up to 4 x/day. 1 hour in between!!!)
  • Go enter the Cloth Is Green giveaway over at Mama B!
  • **Did you grab our event button early?? If so then don't forget to comment with yout extra entries**
**I did not receive any compinsation for writing this review. The views in this post are strictly 100% my own and based on my own thoughts on the company/product(s).**
Giveaway is open worldwide! It will end and close on April 7th @ 11:59pm EST. Any entries made after such time will not be counted and will be removed from the list. Winner will be contacted via email & will have 24 hours to respond. If winner does not respond their prize is then forfeited and a new winner will be selected.

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