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Fuzzi Bunz Cloth Diaper Giveaway WINNER!

True Random FuzziBunz Giveaway

And the winner is...

 

Kimberly - Congrats! I'll be contacting you!

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GIVEAWAY ALERT: FuzziBunz One Size Cloth Diaper

I’m sponsoring a GIVEWAY for a FuzziBunz One Size Cloth Diaper over at Keen for Green!

WIN IT!

For your own chance to win a Fuzzi Bunz One Size Pocket Diaper enter in the comments at Keen for Green’s blog post here! Contest is open to the U.S. and Canada only. (My apologies international readers!)

MAIN ENTRY: Visit KeenforGreen and “like” our page! Let me know you’ve “liked” their page BY LEAVING A COMMENT ON KEEN FOR GREEN’S BLOG POST HERE.  (PLEASE DO NOT leave a comment on Keen for Green’s FB page regarding this giveaway!)

Leave a valid email address in your comments (the line where it says “email address”) so I can contact you if you win. Email addresses are not made publicly visible.

BONUS ENTRIES, to increase your chance of winning (leave a separate comment for each so I can count them all):

  • Like Diaper Parties by Sara on Facebook.
  • Like Everything Birth on Facebook.
  • Join Birth Depot where you can buy, sell, & trade all things birth related.
  • Join The Virtual Village forum.
  • Follow @Everything Birth on Twitter and leave your Twitter name in the comment.
  • Follow @Birth Depot on Twitter and leave your Twitter name in the comment.
  • Share this giveaway with your friends on Facebook. You can use this text as a status update: Enter to win Fuzzi Bunz One Size Pocket Diaper. Via @KeenforGreen! (Be sure to attach the post’s link to your update: {insert link to giveaway post here} !)
  • Blog about THIS giveaway between May 31st and June 24th and gain TWO entries!!!  Link back to this giveaway URL {insert bity link here} then leave the URL where you blogged as a comment. Please leave separate comments for each entry. Example “I blogged about your FuzziBunz giveaway@ #1” then “I blogged about your FuzziBunz giveaway@ #2”. Blogging about the giveaway after the 17th of June only counts for ONE entry.

RULES:

  • Contest open to United States and Canada street mailing addresses only.
  • Contestants may enter at Keen for Green only.  Entries will be combined for the drawing of a single winner.
  • Leave each entry as a separate comment so I can count them all.
  • For actions like following and subscribing, if you already follow or subscribe, just let me know in your comment.
  • For tasks that garner you multiple entries, you can copy and paste the comment with a #1, #2, etc.
  • You don’t have to do any of the bonus entries, but you do have to complete the first mandatory one.
  • I will pick the winner through Random.org after the contest closes and send an email notification. Leave a valid email address as you comment so I can contact you if you win. If I cannot reach a winner or do not hear back within a couple days, I’ll draw a new name.
  • Any questions, let me know: HalfwayCrunch {at} gmail {dot} com

Contest closes June 26, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. CST.

Disclosure: I did not receive anything free for this giveaway or for reviewing this product I’m simply doing this giveaway for you! I personally use this product and if I didn’t like a product I would not be recommending it to you.

REMEMBER, leave your comments on Keen for Green’s blog post here, NOT THIS BLOG POST.  Thank you and good luck!

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Cloth Diapers: Hip, Smart, Green, & CHEAP – A Moms Dream!

J Wearing a BumGenius 3.0 Cloth Diaper

If you have a kid in diapers and they’re disposables you, my friend, are a fool.  Anytime you buy a package of disposables you are paying for garbage, literally.  When you change those disposables it’s like throwing money into the garbage daily, hourly, even!

Switching over to cloth diapers can seem intimidating, it can seem fruitless (it’s not!), there’s *gasp* poop involved here, too!  But, you can will do it.  I have faith in you…and your kid can look as cute as mine (look at the cuteness to the right!) while you save not only money, but this wonderful earth we like to call home.

Cloth Diapers are AWESOME because…

  • You can save THOUSANDS (upon THOUSANDS, especially if you use them on more than one kiddo).
  • You can save over TWO TONS of waste from going into a landfill per child.  (Did you know it takes over 500 years for one disposable diaper to decompose!?)
  • Super comfy, super absorbent, and healthy; they don’t have the harmful chemicals found in disposable diapers.
  • Cloth diapers have resale value – you can’t resell garbage!
  • Cloth diapers are way way WAY cuter than ugly paper diapers of terror.
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J Wearing a Prefold w/ Thirsties Cover

J has been wearing cloth since she was born and for the first few months we went the cheapest route we could and bought this awesome Basic Cloth Diaper Package.  It came with 24 pre-folds, 5 Thirsties covers, a package of wipes, a Snappi, and extra flannel inserts all for $126.50 SHIPPED.  With this package we had about 3 months (5-12lbs) worth of diapers for a grand total of $126.50…that’s like one month’s worth of disposables (if you’re lucky)!

Plus, get this, I sold them.  Yep, I sold my used Thirsties covers for $6 each so I made $30 there.  Then I sold my used prefolds for $15 a dozen so another $30 there and I kept the rest of the wipes, inserts, and the Snappi.  So, from birth to three months my daughter’s total diaper cost was a whopping $66.50.  I’ll say it again, THREE MONTHS OF DIAPERS FOR $66.50!!! If you don’t want to sell them and use them for kid #2, #3, etc. then the savings can be simply astonishing.

But, the diaper options don’t stop there.  There are oodles upon oodles of different cloth diapering systems out there.  Some, like Fuzzibunz are literally worth their weight in gold.

The poop, Sara, THERE’S POOP.

J Sporting BG

I know, it’s a crying shame that babies have bodily functions, right?  I mean, if you use disposables you’ll never ever have to deal with washing poop, right?  WRONG

Have you heard of this crazy phenomenon called “exploding newborn poop“?  That’s when you have your newborn all strapped into their car seat (carrier, crib, your arms…) and their poop literally EXPLODES out the diaper, up their back, through their arm holes of their onsies, up into their hair, etc. etc. etc.  Pretty gross?

Well, brace yourselves because with disposables that’ll happen…often.  With cloth?  I HIGHLY doubt it.  In the 1.25 years my daughter has been in cloth diapers there has only been one time the poop escaped and it was when we all had the flu.

No matter how you slice it there will come a time that you have to deal with your kid’s poop, I’m sorry.  Plus, they have these handy diaper sprayers to get poop off diapers, flushable liners or you can shake the poop off (that’s what I do) and then you wash your diapers.  It’s easy, you can do it, you can save money, you can save your baby’s butt, you can save THE WORLD.

To help you, there is this awesome company Everything Birth that started Diaper Parties to spread the awesomeness that is cloth diapers far and wide.  I became a Diaper Parties consultant to teach others how they can sort through all the systems to find a perfect one for their family/budget and how to care for their diapers.

What is Diaper Parties?

We bring the store/webstore to you, your friends, your family so you can look/feel/smell/investigate cloth diapers and get a personal consultation before you commit to buying anything.  But, it doesn’t stop there…

As a host you can earn FREE PRODUCTS and as a guest you can earn, you guessed it, FREE PRODUCTS.  Plus, we offer a rewards program where you earn 1 point per dollar spent, our commited to cloth guarantee in case you’re unhappy with your purchase, our forum, and the Birth Depot to resell your mom/baby gear!

To learn more about Diaper Parties head over there or if you have other cloth diaper questions send me a shout out – I’m a guru.  sara {at} diaperparties {dot} com

If you love cloth diapers and you want to become a consultant I can’t say better things about this family that is Everything Birth.

It is my goal to make this world a better place – one cloth diaper at a time.  Will you be making a difference by switching to cloth?  If you already cloth diaper, what’s your favorite brand/product?

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Halfway Crunchy: A working mama’s blog

For those of you who don’t know me (and even for those who think they do) let me introduce myself.  I’m a new mama of beautiful 11 month-old, Juliana Marie, a new wife to my wonderful husband, Adam, and a self proclaimed Halfway Crunchy parent.

Let’s go back to the days before I became a crunchy, somewhat know-it-all mama and wife to get you up to speed.

On April 28th, 2009 I was headed home from work letting my mind race through its random thoughts of the day.  While I was wondering whether or not that last cup of coffee would cause me to pee my pants before I got home or not my mind started to wonder down to my neither region.  Earlier that month I had a couple brain lapses (ok – so I silenced my phone alarm one too many times without actually taking my pill) so the rest of my pills were “no good”.  Did I keep the pack to keep track of when my period should be coming?  Obviously not, that would be the smart thing to do.

That’s when my brain finally stopped and there I was stuck on her.  Where is she?  Why hasn’t she come yet?  It’s really not like her to be late, but, is she really late?  I can’t be late the last time I had one was… ok so I’m late.  I’m not that late though, it can only be like 2, 3, or 4… ok maybe 8 days, tops.  It’s no big deal; I’ll just ask Adam when I get home.

As casually as I could, I meekly asked Adam if he remembered when my last period was.  Cue the eyeballs-bulging-what-the-hell-have-we-done-face followed by “I thought that was your thing to remember”.  We hadn’t really done anything in a while because every day when I got home from work I’d make it to the couch before I’d promptly passed out from an exhausting day of sitting at my desk.  An early symptom of pregnancy would, perhaps, make more sense than my exhausting day of sitting.   Am I pregnant?

Naturally, I sent him to the store to get the pregnancy test because that’s how it’s done in the movies, isn’t it?  Ok, so let’s speed things up and get to the point.  Yes, I peed on a stick.  Yes, it said I was pregnant.  Yes, I was happy.  Yes, I was scared shitless.  Yes, my life was now “over” and a new life was beginning.  No, this was not planned.  Oh well, what’s done is done there’s no changing things now planned or unplanned.

Do I regret getting pregnant?  At this time in my life no way in hell, but, at the time I didn’t even know who I was anymore.  I wasn’t me anymore now I was us.  Do I regret not being more careful?  Yeah, maybe a little bit because I hadn’t prepared my body or mind for this news.  From that day forward I knew that since I hadn’t prepared I would have to work overtime to figure things out.  I’m neurotic and I need to know everything about everything yesterday.

April 28th, 2009 will forever be the day that I took the first step to becoming myself.  This was the day that I stopped living for myself and I started living for us.  This was the day I started onto my journey of becoming a cloth diapering, breastfeeding, babywearing, gentle and respectful discipline loving, self proclaimed Halfway Crunchy parent.

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