Wednesday, April 4, 2012

April Promotional Giveaway-- from Etsy Cloth Diaper Team!

This month's theme is New Beginnings...Are you, or is someone you know, a new mother or about to be one? All the decisions ahead may seem overwhelming, but deciding to use cloth diapers doesn't have to be any more difficult than choosing which disposable you would use--except that there is quite a bit more variety to choose from, which is really to your advantage. The reason there are so many choices out there is that the needs of families are so very different. Households all function uniquely, all babies are shaped differently, some babies have sensitive skin and allergies, many families are concerned about being organic in their choices, many families have budgetary constraints, and there is a cloth diapering solution for you!

This month's prize package is an assortment of newborn cloth diapering products to get you started in your cloth diapering journey. You can try some different styles of diapers and hopefully find a solution that works for your family. You may discover that you only like one style of cloth diaper, or you may discover that you enjoy different cloth diapering solutions for different circumstances.

Various members of the Etsy Cloth Diaper Team will be donating some great products for a great start in using and choosing cloth diapers.

Along with the diapering products, as the winner of this giveaway you will also have the opportunity for a consultation to discuss which cloth diapering products might be right for your family and your situation!

Now...What is included in the prize package?
The winner of this month's promotional giveaway will receive ALL of these great prizes:

1 Newborn Fitted
1 Newborn Fitted
1 Newborn PUL Cover
6 Fleece Diaper Liners
1 One-Size Pocket Diaper
6 Cloth Wipes & Small Wetbag
2 Small Daddy Flat Diapers
1 Small Wool Cover


One Newborn Fitted Diaper
Newborn diapers will fit from about birth to 12lbs

Very Baby Fitted Newborn diapers feature:
Cross Over Snaps
Snap Down for the Umbilical Stump
Snap in soaker pad
Unique fit for newborns
Hidden snaps so only bamboo velour touches your little one

A Cute Cotton Knit Print
Bamboo Fleece/Bamboo velour
Black Snaps


"I believe that cloth diapering is a very loving thing to do for your little one and an investment in their future."

My advice to new cloth diapering mom "not all cloth diapers are created equal and not all babies diaper the same."



One Newborn Fitted Diaper

The winner will receive either a Pink Whales or a Blue Whales newborn fitted diaper with snap closure and umbilical cutout.

"CuddleButt Cloth makes one-of-a-kind and custom cloth diapers. As a cloth diapering mama myself, I focus on making the diapers that I want to use, with a focus on ease-of-use and quality materials that I can feel good about putting on my baby.

I advise new cloth diapering parents to avoid buying too many of one kind or brand of diaper until they have tried out several types. You may be convinced that all-in-ones are the way to go, but discover (after spending $500), that you actually really love prefolds and old-school pins."

  

One Newborn Diaper Cover

This is a newborn cloth diaper cover. It is sized to fit over prefolds, fitteds or floating inserts. It will fit most babies from approx. 6-12 lbs. It is a 100% cotton outer in a fun red, white, and black skulls print. It is lined with white PUL. It is finished off with black FOE and red snaps. It has an umbilical snap down to protects baby's healing stump.

About Aprils Baby: "I want to make cloth diapering fun! I offer cute covers and all in ones. There's something to fit everyone's taste.

Cloth diapering is so much easier than it seems...once you find what works for you. Hang in there! One of the great things about cloth diapering is that it saves you money. I put $0.25 in a jar (seriously!) every time I change a cloth diaper. You would be surprised at how quickly it adds up. I put this money into an education saving account for my kids."



Set of Six Fleece Diaper Liners

Set of 6 Fleece Tiny Booty Cloth Diaper Liners in my *Morning Munchies Collection*
A beautiful Assortment of 3 Happy Breakfast Foods, 1 Bright Yellow, 1 Royal Blue & 1 Cardinal Red.


*These liners are specifically sized for Tiny Baby Bootys. They are fantastic for the early days after birth to prevent meconium staining & ease diaper changes*

Fleece Liners are a staple for cloth diapering!

They are often used to line the inside of the diaper while using a non-cloth diaper safe Rash Ointment or Rx Cream. Some creams & ointments contain ingredients which can harm your diapers; cause build-up, create repelling, and even stain. Fleece Liners can go between your baby's bum & your diaper, allowing you to use your cream/ointment without harming your diapers.

The liners are also an excellent, breathable 'Stay Dry' layer for babies with sensitive skin, or those with a strong aversion to feeling wet. The fleece will repel the urine back into the absorbent part of the diaper, leaving your baby's skin dry.

Fleece is also virtually stain-resistant, ensuring beautiful, vivid colors wash after wash.

My Tiny Booty liners are contoured for a great fit inside any kind of diaper & measure approx. 10'' x 4 1/2'' at widest part.

All of my Fleece liners have been prewashed in either Rockin' Green or Ecover laundry detergents. They can be washed with your diaper laundry, or If using with diaper/rash creams, they should be washed with baby's regular laundry (separately from your cloth diapers) so as to avoid residual ointment/cream ingredients from coming into contact with your cloth diapers. I do not recommend using any type of fabric softener on my Fleece Liners if your babe has sensitive skin.

*Please note that this is a stock photo and pattern placement will vary.

"Everything that I sell is made by me in my home. From my brand labels to my hang tags, everything is hand crafted by me! Every order is gift wrapped & finished with a ribbon and includes a hand-written Thank You card with a wax Fleur de Lis seal and an instruction/care sheet.

I am a mommy first, business woman second and am inspired by my wonderful husband & two daughters. I am a huge advocate for Infertility Awareness. I love cloth diapering, upcycling, thrift store shopping, composting, gardening & Going Green! ♥ "


A One-Size Pocket Diaper

Super cute modern safari print outer shell. Inner lining can be chocolate brown microfleece or white suede cloth for a stay dry feeling for baby. Waist adjust with two rows of ten snaps, rise adjust with three rows of three. Pictured are kelly green snaps, but also available in chocolate brown and denim blue.

Winner to choose color of snaps and microfleece or suedecloth inner.

Comes with 2 inserts. Large insert measures approximately 15"x5" and is 3 layers of super thirsty Zorb inside 2 layers of upcycled cotton. Newborn/doubler measures 10"x5", 2 layers of Zorb in two layers of cotton.

Measurements:
Overall rise-19"
waist-10"21"
Fits most babies 7lbs-30lbs

PUL Zorb and microfleece made in USA!


My CD philosophy is to keep it simple, keep it local, keep it green. I try to follow this when making my cloth diapers by using USA made materials so not as much fuel is used to get them to my door and supports local industry. I offer many styles of diapers and accessories in my shop so mama's can choose what fits best in their lifestyle. To reduce my waste I re-purpose my scraps into other projects like scrappy or embellished diapers.

The best advice I could give to anyone new to cloth (dads included!) is to try several styles of diapers first to see how they work for you, fit into your daily routine before buying an entire stash of one type of diaper that you may not like. That's why this giveaway is the perfect way to get started!

Six Cloth Wipes and Wet Bag

Six Cloth Wipes in a neutral print (similar to pictured) and a small wetbag.

These wipes are 100% organic hemp/cotton fleece on one side and a fun flannel print on the other. They are very squishy soft and absorbent and the hemp side is naturally antimicrobial. They wash and hold up well use after use, and best of all, no harsh chemicals will be on your babies bottom. It is easy to use cloth wipes, just toss them in your wet bag or diaper pail after use, and wash them with your diapers. You will save approximately $500.00 over the course of diapering one child by not using disposable wipes, and think of all that papery stuff you will keep out of our land fills.
Advice to parents just starting out in cloth: "Hang in there! It is worth it to use cloth, it is so much better for your babies bottom than those chemical laden disposables. There is so much support out there now for cloth mamas through Etsyclothdiapers blog, Facebook and the Real Diaper Association, so it makes it so much easier than it was back in the dark ages when I was cloth diapering LOL!"


Two Daddy Flat Diapers & One Small Wool Cover

Because my cloth diapering philosophy is that anyone can do it on any budget, I am offering up two very economical cloth diapering options.

I will be giving away TWO size One DayTime Daddy Flats in a choice of two prints. These Daddy Flats have a cute soft flannel outer and a cushy cotton velour inner. DayTime Daddy Flats have one soaker wing for a total of 6 absorbing layers when folded. Daddy Flats have the washing, drying, and sanitizing benefits of diaper flats and prefolds, the trimness of undies, and the advantage of being easy to fold and fasten with snaps, and no elastic to wear out!
Daddy Flats are such an easy and economical cloth diapering choice, especially for the home sewer. I sell these in my shop to encourage home sewers to try them out for function first and then hopefully decide to sew up their own. For more information about Daddy Flats visit their website. For an idea of how simple it is two create a stash of these diapers, visit my blog.


I am also giving away a size SMALL repurposed wool diaper cover that is made in the style of a front snapping PUL cover. It can be worn over diaper flats, prefolds, or any fitteds requiring a waterproof cover. It is two full layers of a neutral tan wool with an additional soaker layer in the wetzone. Gentle elastic at the back and legs help keep messes where they are supposed to be and two rows of red snaps make for an adjustable fit! This wool cover will come lanolized and ready to wear along with care instructions.

Repurposed wool is also a very economical cloth diapering choice for the home sewer. If properly cared for, a good wool cover can last for more than one child.

This package is basically the equivalent of one of my Try Cloth Diapers packages without the cloth wipes. These packages are a great way to try an inexpensive method at a really great price.

My advice to newbies: "Just remember, your best friend's cloth diapering routine may not be what works for you. Also, don't give up! There are loads of websites to help you troubleshoot with issues, but also try to connect with someone else who uses cloth diapers. It makes a world of difference to have someone walk a new path with you!"


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44 comments:

  1. I love the Newborn Diaper Cover - Fits 6 - 12 lbs. Solar System from April's Baby!

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  2. I am already a follower of the blog :)

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  3. I LOVE the Colourful Skulls OS diaper cover from April's Baby. (Also love the Fleece Diaper Liners, Pink & Black Zebra from Pinkie Lee & Fleur de Lis.)

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  4. http://www.etsy.com/shop/aprilsbaby?section_id=10928201

    I.want to talk April into making me a OS AiO With Sugar Skulls. Ugggghh soooo cute

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  5. Following your blog, fleece diaper liners are awesome!

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  6. New follower :) Love the one size pocket dipe from Green Beans Diapers. ashbabeedoll13@hotmail.com

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  7. Really fantastic post, covering with great info so thanks for shared this post with us, I hope every parents will attain good info form your this post

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  8. gfc follower as boyzrule


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  9. I like the blue brown swirl llarge fitted at Monkey Toe

    debnmike moretti

    dmoretti1967 at yahoo dot com

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  10. Already a GFC Follower as slang76
    Susan L.
    slang76 at hotmail

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  11. new follower - JLJMommy
    Kimberlie
    ktiegen at yahoo dot com

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  12. From Pinkie Lee I love the Embellished Prefolds/Baby Burp Cloths Set.
    Kimberlie
    ktiegen at yahoo dot com

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  13. New follower! Follow as Felicia R

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  14. I like the Boys Cheeky Elephant Print Pocket Diaper One-size with Inserts from Green Beans Diapers!

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  15. love these longies: http://www.etsy.com/listing/94115779/nbsmall-hand-knit-girly-longies

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  16. i love the cowboy diaper from Green Beans diapers

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  17. I'm a new follower
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com

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  18. I love the Girls One-Size Spring Fling Cheeky Elephant Diaper Cover from Green Beans Diapers
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com

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  19. I am a new GFC follower as NeKisha Rowe. Thank you!

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  20. I love the concept of the Daddy Flats by the Cloth Diaper Club. Such a smart idea for fathers that may be intimidated by the whole cloth diapering experience.

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  21. Love the whales fitted diaper. I can just imagine it on a newborn! LOVE IT!

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  22. New follower!

    I love the unique fabric that Aprils Baby uses!!

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  23. New Follower
    I like aprils babys sage wet bag!

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  24. Love the repurposed wool wraps from Cloth Diaper Club

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  25. New follower :)

    shakeeta_feaster@hotmail.com

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  26. I love the Lavender Ooga Booga OS Diaper from MonkeyToeDiapers!

    shakeeta_feaster@hotmail.com

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  27. I Love this wool soaker. http://www.etsy.com/listing/96402452/nbsmall-wool-diaper-soaker-baby-whale

    Kristen Bobbitt

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  28. I love the one sizes at green bean! They'll last till potty learning :)

    kellybant at gmail dot com

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  29. I love the Cotton Quick Dry Newborn Diaper in Blue Flower print from CuddleButt Cloth!

    -Sherry Wakelin
    eagerembalmer at msn dot com

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  30. New Follower (GFC name: momarabbit)

    -Sherry Wakelin
    eagerembalmer at msn dot com

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  31. From GreenBeansDiaper I love the Boys Cheeky Elephant Print Pocket Diaper One-size with Inserts!

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  32. April's baby uses such cute fabric and I am a huge covers fan!

    I am a new follower!

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  33. Love the OS dipes at Green Bean! I am a new follower via GFC - Christena

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  34. Love the prefolds from Pinkie Lee & Fleurs De Lis!

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  35. I really like the One Size Cloth Diaper 12 to 35 pounds Cotton and Bamboo with snaps - Pink Peace Owl from Cuddle Butt Cloth. http://www.etsy.com/listing/89111533/cloth-diaper-one-size-12-to-35-pounds

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  36. I love the Monkey Toe Diapers Daisy On Lime Nykibaby One Size Pocket Diaper!
    Susan L.
    slang76 at hotmail dot com

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  37. I love the Green Bean Diapers - Green Snap One-Size Pocket Diaper. I'm all about the green... and it's always nice to have a great gender neutral color in diaper just in case you want to swap off.

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  38. I love the Cloth Diaper One Size 12-35 lbs. Cotton Snaps Purple Brown from Cuddle Butt Cloth!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/94346227/cloth-diaper-one-size-12-35-lbs-cotton

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