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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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GIVEAWAY ALERT: Inspired by Finn Necklace

Inspired by Finn and Everything Birth are sponsoring a giveaway here at Halfway Crunchy for an infant sized Baltic Amber Teething Neclace!

Color may be different than actual necklace sent for this giveaway

Baltic Amber Teething Necklace

Among other things, amber is a natural analgesic (pain reliever) and anti-inflammatory.  When amber is worn on the skin, the warmth of the skin releases trace amounts of healing oils on the skin.  Commonly known as “teething jewelry,” baltic amber has been a natural and traditional European remedy for teething discomfort for hundreds of years. 

“Our necklaces and bracelets are handcrafted with amber beads imported from the Baltic Region. They are made of authentic Baltic amber, the most esteemed type of amber in the world. The translucency of amber depends on the amount of air bubbles contained within a piece of amber and their distribution. Some believe the color is related to the type of tree source.

Succinic acid is the most beneficial component of the amber. I have read that the darkest colored amber generally contains less succinic acid than lighter colors. I have also read that the more cloudy or opaque amber is, the more succinic acid it contains (and usually the more cloudy amber is the nearer to the color white it becomes).

The string the amber is strung on is designed to stretch when a good amount of pressure is applied, and break if necessary. Each piece of amber is individually double knotted on the strand. The necklace fastens with a screw clasp.”

Similar to children’s games that have age recommendations when the items contain small parts, new legislation coming into effect in the US in February, 2009, mandates an age recommendation of 3 years and older for this type of jewelry. This jewelry is not intended for wear on children under 3 years old. (If you do not see this age recommendation on the website of other retailers of this type of jewelry, it does not mean that their jewelry is better suited or safer for young children – they are simply in violation of US law [Small Parts Regulations].)

Children should be supervised when wearing jewelry, and it should be removed when the child sleeps.

WIN IT! 

For your own chance to win an infant size Baltic Amber Teething Necklace made by Inspired by Finn enter in the comments below! Contest is open to the U.S. and Canada only. (My apologies international readers!)

MAIN ENTRY: Visit Inspired by Finn’s FB page and “like” their page! Let me know you’ve “liked” their page by leaving a comment below.  (PLEASE DO NOT leave a comment on Inspired by Finn’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):

RULES:

  • Contest open to United States and Canada street mailing addresses only.
  • Contestants may enter at Halfway Crunchy 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 January 31, 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.

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