Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Black Friday Cloth Diaper Sales

Black Friday is a popular shopping day for Christmas presents but a lot of people don't think of looking for cloth diaper sales & it seems one of the questions I get most often is how to save money on cloth diapers. I've had several people recently ask me to watch for cloth diapers sales for them so I thought I would turn this into a quick post. Below are some popular cloth diaper retailers (online) that are rumored to be having BIG sales for Black Friday:

Diaper Parties posted this on their Facebook page today (click to see full-size)

And these are the best sales I've found online so far:
40% off Knickernappies one-size pockets
30% off Rumparooz
30% off Weehuggers covers, laundry bags & wet bags
25% off EcoPosh training pants

25% off Rumparooz, 20% off Itti Bitti
Free AIO with $65 purchase
Free shipping with $40 purchase (US flat rate $3.95 otherwise)

20% off all pocket diapers
FREE gift with all orders while supplies last (code: NEWSLETTER)
Buy 2 pocket diapers & get FREE shipping plus Bum Bum Balm
Buy 4 pockets diapers & get FREE shipping plus a Planet Wise pail liner

  • Diaper Co - 20% off bumGenius, Rumparooz, Thirsties & Bummis
  • FuzziBunz - Buy 4 one-size diapers & get 2 one-size diapers FREE!
  • GroVia - Buy 2 get 1 FREE newborn, AIO, shells, soaker pads (no mixing & matching)

Kim from Dirty Diaper Laundry is also posting a COMPLETE list of Black Friday cloth diaper sales tomorrow & will be updating it with any "secret deals" at midnight Friday morning! I will update this post with the direct link to her post when it's available. In the meantime check out her page for over 140 video reviews of different cloth diapers & posts on just about everything relating to cloth diapering. Also if you like her site vote for her in the Padded Tush Stats 2012 Diaper Awards for Cloth Diaper Resource of the Year!

Happy shopping!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Re-purposing Baby/Kid Items

Changing Table Bar Cart

I did this in our house a couple months ago and we get so many compliments! I didn't do anything to alter the changing table itself. Most people don't even realize that it's a changing table until we point it out. (Image Source)

BabyLegs Hot Pack

This looks like such a great idea! Upcycle your baby's BabyLegs into microwavable hot packs. Very minimal sewing required. (Tutorial)

Moby Wrap Skirt

Reuse your Moby Wrap as a chic beach cover-up skirt. No sew! (Image Source)

Spray Painted Toys

Spray paint your child's old plastic figurines for some trendy home decor accessories with sentimental meaning! (Image Source)

*All images above found via pinterest.com
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Monday, April 30, 2012

Flats Challenge & Giveaway #ClothDiaperHop

Mother's Day is almost here and we are celebrating with our love for cloth diapers!

Welcome to the Mother's Day Cloth Diaper Giveaway Hop hosted by Daily Mothering! Nearly 100 blogs have linked up to bring you dozens and dozens of exciting cloth diaper giveaways. Enter my giveaway below and then hop to the other blogs listed at the bottom of this post to enter their fluffy giveaways too! Each blog has a cloth diaper prize valued at $15 or more, and many blogs have prize packs worth over $100. And, don't forget to enter the GRAND PRIZE giveaway at Daily Mothering for your chance to win this amazing $1300 Cloth Diaper Prize Pack!

Mother's Day and cloth diapers? Sure, but Mother's Day and the Flats Challenge? The 2nd annual Flats & Handwashing Challenge is happening May 21-27 and is organized by Kim Rosas of Dirty Diaper Laundry. Besides the perfect timing of this giveaway hop & the challenge, you may be wondering what the Flats Challenge really has to do with Mother's Day. During the holidays I try to think of people who are struggling more than we are & Mother's Day is no exception. I can't believe there are moms who can't afford disposable diapers and therefore leaving dirty diapers on longer and/or rinsing & reusing disposable diapers to save money (and thinking it's the only option) like mentioned in the article that inspired the first Flats Challenge last year.

"The Second Annual Flats and Handwashing Challenge is intended to raise awareness about the dangers of improper diapering techniques (reusing disposable diapers, not changing often enough for financial reasons, etc) and prove that there is a way to use cloth diapers without a washer/dryer if the situation calls for it."

Normally I encourage to use of "modern" cloth diapers rather than prefolds & flats, but no mother should think they have to endanger their baby's health in order to make their disposable diapers (aka money) stretch. Prefold and/or flat cloth diapers are an excellent option for low cost cloth diapering and are easily handwashed. For every person who signs up to do the Flats Challenge, Kim will donate $1 (up to $200) to Giving Diapers Giving Hope. For full rules regarding the Flats Challenge visit here.

WIN IT! In order to help someone participate in the Flats Challenge (or just to help with their diaper stash) we're giving away a 6 pack of OsoCozy birdseye unbleached flat diapers, a GroVia one-size snap shell in nature print, a 2 pack of neon Snappi cloth diaper fasteners and a 5 pack of Bummis fleece liners! Happy Mother's Day!