Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Wordless Wednesday - Great Cloth Diaper Change

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Bye Bye Sposies GRAND PRIZE giveaway!!!!

By Jennifer (Double Duty Mommy) at 1:15 PM 15 commented Links to this post

It's time to say Bye Bye to this amazing event! I've hope you've all had fun and congratulations so far to the lucky winners! Before I tell you about our Grand Prize sponsors and how amazing they all are, I just want to say a huge THANK YOU to the sponsors in the previous review and giveaway through-out this event.

I'd like to introduce you to the amazing sponsors of my grand prize package #1, what I'm calling the Perfect Package. It comes with not too many diapers and a good variety of styles and brands!

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First up we have Nell's Natural Baby, a family owned business from Ohio. They offer some great informational pages and programs for all your cloth diaper needs. For expecting parents, They offer a Newborn Kissaluvs Rental and Gift Registry. If you are expecting multiples, please let us know so that we can offer you our multiples discount! They carry all your favorite brands and is pleased to offer 1 FuzziBunz diaper of choice in the grand prize!!

Next up we have Snuggle Bugz which is a shop from Canada. They don't just carry cloth diapers but also, nursing supplies, strollers, car seats, decor, travel gear, furniture, and so much more. You name it, Snuggle Bugz probably has it!! Founded in 2006 by a husband and wife team, Ben and Tayna started their store with the vision of providing quality baby items in an environment where you can feel at home and comfortable to ask questions! This online and brick & mortar company is here to help you furnish your baby's first year. Check our their online "Snuggle Deals" for special discounts on some of the must have products out right now. So whether your in the market for some Apple Cheeks cloth diapers, Britax stroller or maybe an Erogo carrier, shop Snuggle Bugz and shop smart!
Tanya has provide one Apple Cheeks lil' bundle, 1 swim diaper and 1 bottle of bumGenius Bottom Cleaner to a very lucky winner!

We also have Itti Bitti, a cloth diaper company from Australia coming in do donate in Bye Bye 'Sposies!! I cannot tell you how excited I am to have them here! Recently Itti Bitti was introduced to the USA and have been selling like hot cakes ever since! I told you about Itti Bitti's a few weeks ago in another giveaway. I was so excited when Itti Bitti sent me their Bitti Tutto and Bitti D'Lish to review, I heard about how soft these diapers were and was dying to try them. I can definitely tell you they are amazingly soft and I were I could wear them, lol. Now you can try the Bitti Tutto and Bitti D'Lish also since they have donated them to the giveaway!

Last but certainly not least we have the Calgary Cloth Diaper Co giving away 4 Baby Kanga diapers! Calgary Cloth Diaper Co is of course based out of Canada and a mom owned business. Accidentally falling into cloth diaper in 2005 and then adopting modern cloth diapers, Krissy wanted to make an online boutique to promote excellent cloth diapers for everyone. Krissy also offers a Newborn Rental Kit at just $40 a month for about 21 diapers and a pail liner to keep your little newborn's tush soft! If you've never heard of Baby Kangas cloth diapers then I'm happy to tell you about them. They actually come with a zipper pouch in the front of the diaper where you stuff the insert into. Very new and cool idea to keep the insert clean and in place. Plus, once soiled, just unzip and shake into your pail to remove it!

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For the grand prize package #2, what I've dubbed the Stash Builder package we have the following amazing sponsors!

Fluffy Rumps comes from a mom owned and operated business making her very own soakers and covers! Use FluffyRumps fleece soakers over a prefold or fitted as a cover, or over a PUL diaper for extra protection. They work like wool, but are easier to care for! She with her always free shipping, replace and refund policy you will be guaranteed to be satisfied. FluffyRumps are available in a variety of fun prints, and are made from fleece to provide awesome water resistant qualities in sizes Newborn - XXXL! Fluffy Rumps has donated 2 covers of your choice!

Guess who our next sponsor is, a great WAHM with a funny store name - Cow Patties Cloth. Megan's mission is to provide great cloth diapers that everyone can afford without losing out on quality. Cow Patties was founded in late 2007 when Megan starting sewing her own cloth diapers for her daughter and then began making diapers for friends. What's great about these diapers is that they are customized to your specific liking. There is a list of "In Stock" fabrics to choose from for your outer fabric or you can even ask for a special fabric not listed! Front snapping, side snaps, aplix, or no closure at all - it's all your choice. Check out the "New To Cloth Diapering" page for more info on the sizing, prices and how to customize your diaper!

Sweet Sparrow Designs is a cloth diaper manufacturer of quality cloth diapers for families who are interested in being eco-friendly. Their diapers are a convenient, and fashionable option to disposables. Sweet Sparrow Designs sells cloth diapers, wipes, and wet bags. You can choose from 9 bright colors for your outer PUL. All diapers are made with test ZORB insert which is extremely thirsty! Side snaps or front snaps, whatever you like you can have with these diapers. They look super cute and I'm bummed I didn't get to review one but once I convince the hubby I need more diapers then I really want to try these out! Sweet Sparrow Designs has donated 1 diaper, 1 wetbag and 1 set of reusable wipes!

Fluffy Bottom Babies is a Canadian store specializing in cloth diapers and accessories as well as natural detergents. They offer a large selection of time-tested brands of cloth diapers, so you can get all your cloth diaper shopping done in one place. No matter which cloth diaper system you choose, you can be certain that Fluffy Bottom Babies will be there to support you every step of the way. Offering competitive flat shipping rates all across Canada, as well as to the US you can rest assured you're getting the best price. I love that they have offered to giveaway a soft minky bamboo diaper, wetbag and baby leg warmers!

And again, last but certainly not least we have Pooters diapers donating to the grand prize stash package! Determined to live a more 'greener' lifestyle, a SAHM of 2 boys decided to stay cloth diapering. Once she began her journey she discovered that not only was cloth better for the environment but of course better on your baby's skin and your wallet. Pooters is an online cloth diapering resource guide and retail store that provides simple, easy-to-use cloth diapers and simple, easy-to-follow cloth diapering information. Offering everything from Newborn to Trainers you can put your babe in diapers all from this one store. they even have special gift packages premade for a baby shower or any time gift, plus you will earn 10% off your next purchase once you buy the Gift Package!! Check out Pooters because they have generiously donated a mixed pack of 7 diapers and inserts!
 

Perfect Package #1
» 1 FuzziBunz
»1 AppleCheeks Little Bundle, 1 AppleCheeks Swim Diaper, & 1 bumGenius Bottom Cleaner
» 1 Bitti Tutto, & 1 Bitti D'Lish
» 4 Baby Kanga

Stash Builder/Newbie Package #2
» 1 Sweet Sparrow Design diaper, 1 wetbag, 1 set of reusable wipes
» 2 Fluffy Rumps covers (for your prefolds or fitteds!)
» 2 AIO Cow Patties diapers
» 1 Fluffy Bottom Babies Minky Bamboo, 1 wetbag, 1 set of BabyLegs
» 2 Pooters One Size Organic Bamboo Pocket diapers (1 Green and 1 Yellow), 2 Pooters One Size Organic Hemp Inserts (Natural), 1 Pooters One Size Bamboo Fitted diaper (Natural), 1 Pooters One Size Organic Cotton Contour Diaper (Natural), 1 Thirsties Duo Wrap Size 1 (White)

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I realize there are a lot of entries and things up for grabs. Because this giveaway is so complicated I'm asking that you all read the rules.

For every extra entry you want, you must fill out the form again. I know, it's annoying but if you want the extra counted then please fill out the form each time. Because of this I have given you the link (look above the form) to the form all by itself on a different webpage. This way, you can fill out the form, press enter then just refresh the page and fill it out again. This will by pass scrolling down my blog each and every time just to get to the form = saving you time :)

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Giveaway is open to US & Canadian residents. It will end and close on May 17th @ 11:59pm EST. Any entries made after such time will not be counted and will be removed from the list. Winners will be contacted via email & will have 24 hours to respond. If winner(s) does not respond their prize is then forfeited and a new winner will be selected.
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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Wordless Wednesday time on the boat.

By Jennifer (Double Duty Mommy) at 10:14 PM 7 commented Links to this post



Makenna driving the boat!




Turtles sun bathing



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Tea Collection review and giveaway

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Tea Collection is an eclectic collection of clothing ranging from women's clothing to baby clothes inspired by travels around the world. Looking for beauty in everything Tea puts that vision in their patterns, textures, and designs. They use natural fibers such as wool, linen and cotton (cotton being their #1 choice of fabric)

So back in 2002, Tea started in San Fransisco with three pima cotton sweaters, yep, that's it. Now? 2011 Tea is available in more than 400 stores and in major retailers including Nordstrom and Saks 5th.

The pieces are unique, bright, cheery, very different but yet age appropriate regardless of who is wearing them.
We were sent the Feliz Pajaro 6-piece set that has sizes from 2 years old to about 12 years old!

The pieces are extremely soft and fit great on Makenna's petite frame. Below Makenna is wearing the Almond Blossom Layered Dress with the Skinny Stretchy Leggings in Rose Petal. Originally the leggings were paired with the Flamenco orange dress but that's the beauty of this collection, you really can mix each of the pieces.
My favorite of the three would have to be the Songbird Banded Dress. The colors are still bright after many... MANY washes now. No stretching or pulling has occured either which I worry about since Makenna has a bad habit of pulling on her clothes.
I'm dying to get my hands on the new Summer 2011 Destination collection. You will find colors and patterns inspired by Spain. Blues with accents of white, light green, and sunny yellow. One of my favorite dresses is the Flor Del Mar Playdress in Canal Blue. Just look at the attention to detail:


We love love love Tea and I know you will too!
So if you're looking to add to your children's wardrobe then Tea to the place to go. They are going to help one of you get that closet a little more full with a $50 gift certificate to their online store!!

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**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 May 4th @ 9:59pm 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, April 14, 2011

Sponsor Spotlight - Graco

By Jennifer (Double Duty Mommy) at 3:13 PM 420 commented Links to this post

the next sponsor is one that is very well known and trusted in familes for year now, and I'm so excited to welcome them to the Bye Bye 'Sposies event.

Graco makes products with little ones in mind but also that are family friendly and that definitely make our lives easier. I'm sure something in your house is made by Graco, right? I know that we have a few things including our car seat and stroller combo.

Graco has offered a gorgeous little diaper bag for one DDM & Mama B reader because how else do you travel with all those cute cloth diapers?

I think the Quilted tall duffle bag is just right for any trip you need to make. It features a top zippered opening into a large main compartment. The interior has 2 compartments to keep you organized plus is with it's large capacity it's perfect for all your fluff and wetbag. 
I love the side outside pockets for bottle storage or maybe a sippy cup for the toddler. It includes a soft padded changing bag and also has padded shoulder straps for for comfortable carrying.
Since Kendall loves her binkies, I know I would be using the two front zipper pockets for storing extra binkies, as she tends to lose them quite often, and other miscellanious things like medicines. The bottom zipper pocket is larger so since we use packet food (IE: Ella's Kitchen & Plum Organics) rather then plastic containers (think Gerber) would fit perfectly along with her spoons.

This diaper bag is also affordable at just $30 at Wal-Mart or other select online stores for purchase.

You Can Win The
Graco Quilted Tall Duffle Diaper Bag
(winner chooses color - Lime, Grey, or Black!)

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**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 US & Canadian residents only. It will end and close on April  28th @ 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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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

No Day Is So Bad....

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Oh Katy review and giveaway

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Our next sponsor all started by a stay-at-home mom sewing her own diapers in her living room for her two babies in diapers. After selling said diapers to friends and family she started a company in 2010. Tuning 1 year old this past January Katie, the creator of KatyDid diapers made a company name change, added colors to their 4 diaper line up and inproved their diapers. They have settled into what you now know as Oh Katy. If you don't know what Oh Katy diapers are all about then I'm so excited to be telling you about them!
Oh Katy makes one size pocket diapers that come in 9 bright colors - perfect for anytime but especially now that it's spring and summer! Their mission is to convince the skeptics and the naysayers that reusable diapers are easy, fashionable and fun.

I was sent the Berry (pink) diaper to review and then shortly afterward I was lucky enough to be randomly selected on the Oh Katy Facebook page as a winner as well. Now having 2 diapers, I cannot wash these bad boys quick enough!

One of the things I first read about my Oh Katy diaper was the yes, it has a waterproof cover but it's not made with PUL, it's covered with TPU. So after some research I can tell you that TPU stands for Thermoplastic Polyurethane. TPU is a different form of lamination. TPU is simply the film part of PUL, it's not a type of PUL. To make PUL a TPU film is laminated to a fabric substrate, typically a polyester interlock. This method is not only functionally better, but eliminates MUCH of the harmful chemicals found in PUL. This method also means it will biodegrade more quickly if it does end up in a landfill someday! So what does this mean for Oh Katy diapers? Well it means it will remain flexible, stretchy, and crunch-free so you will always get a trim fit. Plus, using TPU makes for a softer diaper!

But enough of that, I just want to tell you why I love these diapers.
The leg gussets are extremely soft and gentle. They never leave marks on Kendall's chunky thighs. To get the perfect fit there are two snaps down the front so you can snap for a Small or Medium fit, for a Large just leave it unsnapped.
The inside is a micro-fleece inner layer that is super soft and wick the moisture away from baby's booty. When you pair that with their unique patented front-opening pocket design you will have a insert that stays in place plus a very dry baby.
If you have a newborn or a smaller baby you will love their newborn hip snaps. These snaps help "wing droop" and give you a snug fit.
I think idea is so cleaver and when (if) I have another baby I'll definitely be using these diapers on him/her.

Each diaper comes with two inserts; 1 large adjustable insert that comes with 2 rows of snaps and 1 newborn insert that can also be used as a doubler for those heavy wetters like Kendall. One thing I must mention is how I love how the inserts are labeled because this mama has to have her Kendall's inserts going into the correct diaper.

It sounds so silly but one of my favorite features is one that I can barely find. These diapers have a unique wrap-and-snap feature that allows you to wrap up your diaper and snap it shut, similar to a disposable diaper. You can store your soiled diapers when you're out without the need of a waterproof bag!
Like I said, I know it sounds crazy but it's one of my favorite features.

I highly, highly recommend Oh Katy cloth diapers and so does Kendall's booty! We love these diapers for how soft they are in all areas, including the elastic area around the legs and waist.

I'm so happy to tell you that you can win one of these diapers to try for the first time or add to your growing Oh Katy collection!

seen: "Twilight".
(winner chooses color!)

Check out Oh Katy and tell me what color(s) you want!

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**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  26th @ 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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