Last night the big news that a limited number of the bumGenius Tiny Socialite Series were being released to just three retailers was announced. Abby’s Lane is one of those lucky retailers! These prints won’t last long so if you are one of the people who were sad to realize they were no longer being made you will want to purchase them very soon. You can also enter to win this giveaway sponsored by Abby’s Lane for an incredible prize package for 3 packs in ALL of the styles.
4.0 One Size Pocket 3 pack [+$53.85] Freetime All In One 3 pack [+$59.85] Elemental All In One 3 pack [+$74.85] Flip One Size Cover 3 pack [+$41.85]
Did you count that up? That is 12 diapers and 4 wetbags!
This giveaway is only open to the US (sorry!) and will be open for 2 weeks. Enter below using the Rafflecopter. Good luck! This giveaway is being hosted with several other blogs using a shared Rafflecopter form. a Rafflecopter giveaway
Not many cloth diapers can boast the ability to fit a newborn all the way up to potty training! One of the diapers on that very short list is the Softbums. Never heard of them? Softbums are a true One Size Fits All diaper with the highly adjustable slide2size elastic that is the first of its kind. Using elastic that adjusts the rise and infinite size possibilities (not buttons or snaps) it can fit just about any baby! Softbums make the Echo and Omni systems- Echo is their original All-in-Two that works with their pods, which are also One Size. Omni is also an All-in-Two but with the addition of a pocket opening giving it even more flexibility to meet your needs. You can find their pods in Bamboo or Stay Dry.
Softbums have been around for as long as I remember… in fact their diapers were one of the first I reviewed. It’s amazing to see how well they’ve aged- when you have a product that works you don’t need to change and update every few months or years! The Softbums you see now are the same ones I was using on my son almost 5 years ago!
You’ve read all of this and now you are ready to try them, am I right? GOOD!
One super duper lucky DDL reader will win the Bamboo Starter Kit with a retail value of $150! It is plenty to work with and could either complete your stash or be the beginning of a great one!
1 Omni shell: Amazing SoftBums 2-in-1 Pocket Diaper. Snap in Pod or stuff Pod into easy to use Pocket!
2 Echo Shells: The SoftBums Echo is our original diaper shell, made to use with our Snap in Pods. With our signature trim fit, no other diaper fits like a SoftBums Echo!
6 pack of Bamboo SUPER 2-in-1 Pods: Pods are the absorbent insert that snaps or stuffs into your SoftBums shell.
1 FREE Wet Bag: A waterproof bag to put soiled diapers.
PLUS a bonus pack of FREE Softbums Wipes!
This package contains enough to last for 6 changes!!!
Don’t miss your chance at winning such an amazing package!
Molly’s Suds is known for their all natural laundry powder. Now they are making a name for themselves in the cloth diaper world with their new Cloth Diaper Powder! They decided to take the detergent that was already cloth diaper safe and make it just right for cloth diapers. A lot of testing and research went into this product, and even though my own babies no longer use cloth diapers, I’ve heard from Lara, who does DDL’s cloth diaper reviews, that it is working great even with her hard water!
The exciting news is that Molly’s Suds is launching their detergent with an epic giveaway!
You could win ALL of these prizes…
A 6 month supply of Molly’s Suds Cloth Diaper Powder (6 bags)
Molly’s Suds Laundry Powder (1 bag)
Molly’s Suds Wool Dryer Balls (set of 3)
Two Charlie Banana Cloth Diapers (Camo and “goodbye disposable, hello cloth”)
Two Applecheeks Little Bundles and a Mini Zip (Bamboo or Microfiber)
Simply Merino Wool Pajama Set for Kids (Size 3 in any color)
Refresh-a-baby Water Bottle Adaptor (2)
A My Baby’s Heartbeat Bear
This comes to a total of $300 worth of prizes!
After learning more about the ingredients (and the ingredients NOT) used in Molly’s Suds I’m so very impressed with the care and consideration used. Their laundry powders contain no fillers and only the best, sustainable resources possible. They are Vegan friendly and cruelty free too.
Go on and enter this giveaway, because who DOESN”T need a 6 month supply of cloth diaper powder? And everything else included is the icing on top thanks to the generous sponsors.
If you love WAHM diapers you will not want to miss this amazing giveaway over on the Facebook pages of Binky D Diapers and Max and Meena’s. I don’t know if I’ve seen a giveaway with more WAHM made items! These are some of the items that could be won! This is a Facebook giveaway so be sure to click over after reading their requirements, but you can do your “like” requirements right here on the blog through Rafflecopter at the end.
From Binky D Diapers and Max&Meena-
“We would like to thank all of our amazing fans for helping us reach our goal. Over the years Max&Meena has evolved from handmade crayons to cloth diaper and clothing. Binky D Diapers is brought to you by two Mama’s who love to make hybrid fitted cloth diapers. Ashley is known for her awesome applique groups and fully custom designed diapers. Along with our daytime hybrid fitted, we offer night time solutions consisting of Nigh D Nights and Windpro overnight diapers. We are excited to be teaming up with Max & Meena to celebrate both businesses reaching these huge milestones. We have an amazing following and are so grateful for all the faithful customers who have helped us get here! We will be celebrating with a huge giveaway! This will consist of several WAHM vendors contributing individual items as well as two awesome grand prize packs! Some of the vendors you will see items from are The
Sirens Threads, Sweet Southern Bums, Sprouting Jems, Little Green Honu, Cloth Cuties, Boogie Bums, Xixicama Boutique, Annabums Cloth Diapers, Zyah Creationz, My Heart Impressions, Sleeping Buddha, Mama Ali Creations, Wonderland Fluff, Little Le pew Apparel & many many more! This giveaway has a twist. There will be two grand prizes that will include tons of items from our guest vendors. One will be given away on each of our facebook pages! There will also be lots of individual items that will be given away from our guest vendors and us via RAFFLE-COPTER! Head over to the Facebook pages of Binky D Diapers & Max and Meena to enter to win the grand prizes by commenting on the photo. https://www.facebook.com/MaxandMeena https://www.facebook.com/Binkyddiapers
You can also preview the individual giveaway items in the giveaway preview album on each of our pages.”
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Earlier this week Lara posted her review of the new Nicki’s Diapers Bamboo AIO and One Size Pocket that are part of the “Buy 1, Give 1″ program. For each diaper they sell, one diaper will be given to an organization of their choice. They’ve already made a donation to Giving Diapers, Giving Hope. I love to see companies find a way to give back so this program is very exciting and close to my heart.
Today on the blog I get to give two away, one of each!
About the One Size Pocket:
Each Nicki’s Diapers One Size Pocket Diaper comes with a thirsty one-size microfiber insert. It has openings in the front and rear making stuffing easy for hands of any size. Inserts also agitate out in the wash*, no un-stuffing needed!
Nicki’s Diapers One Size Pocket Diaper will fit babies 8-35+ lbs and will adjust to any shape baby or toddler. This trim fitting diaper is easy to use and grows with your baby by adjusting the rise snaps on the front of the diaper. Choose from hook & loop or snap closure, featuring a cross over snap for tiny babies.
About the One Size Bamboo AIO:
Nicki’s Diapers One-Size Bamboo All-In-Ones are a high-quality cloth diaper at an economical price. They’re made exclusively for Nicki’s Diapers and are NOT a re-branded diaper. This original design is the ultimate mix of convenience and luxury. The waterproof outer is a beautiful candy-colored PUL and the inner is a super-soft coordinating bamboo blend terry. Rolled legs are extra gentle on baby’s legs and the thirsty 4-layer 70% bamboo, 30% cotton blend insert snaps out for easy cleaning and quicker drying.
Nicki’s Diapers is giving one of each, a Bamboo AIO and a One Size Pocket, to the lucky winner. Winner will choose the closure style and pick their color/print. Open to US/Canada. Enter using the Rafflecopter form below. Images courtesy of Nicki’s Diapers website.
I love DIY and take great pride in sewing and crafting as a way to save money and relieve stress. I know that what I make will often be of better quality or at least more to my taste that what might be available in stores, because I’m making it exactly the way I want it. That being said, I’d never attempted to make my own cloth diapers. I’d made a wool cover from an upcycled sweater when Harper was a tiny infant and I needed a custom fit to prevent leaks at night. But the idea of getting the cut and fit right on a proper diaper that would actually need to be well made in order to do it’s job was a bit daunting.
Babyville Boutique is releasing entirely new prints and colors this month, with matching appliqués and labels (and iron-ons!) that I am head over heels in love with! I’ve purchased PUL from Babyville before, and made a very handy large wet bag for when Harper goes to visit her grandparents. I adore the floral pink and brown print I chose for that bag, but these new bright modern prints are so whimsical and cheery I love them even more!
Babyville Boutique sent me a DIYers dream package, including four project books and an instruction manual dedicated specifically to teaching a beginner how to whip up an easy and effective pocket diaper. I also received a three pack that includes their newest designs, a two pack of their super soft athletic mesh in new coordinating colors, fold over elastic and ruffle elastic to play with, as well as matching snaps, their snap press, hook and loop tape, and cute labels. I even received a Dritz seam ripper to help me remove any wayward stitches without damaging the PUL. I love that it has a special cap that picks up bits of loose thread off the material so you can fix any mistakes quickly and easily.
I was so excited to start sewing, but I read through each book first to decide which projects I would make. It was a tough decision, these books are chock full of fun and useful crafts for babies, children, parents, and pets. I narrowed it down to my absolute favorites that would be most useful right now, and bookmarked a dozen more I’ll be making for holiday presents and for Harper when she is a little older.
First I wanted to break the ice and tackle making a diaper from scratch. As a diaper reviewer, I have a lot of respect for WAHMs who knock out gorgeous one-of-a-kind diapers with passion and deft skill. I always take the time to admire the perfect stitches, the attention to detail, and the creative thought process that goes into choosing each material and design. While I know I don’t have the skill level to stand up to their artistry, it was so much fun to be responsible for those design decisions for once.
I determined the size for the diaper I’d sew based on the simple chart included and happily traced the pattern (I love that the same book will allow me to use patterns for each size and includes details for customization like hip snaps, gussets, and a trimmer or fuller fit). I was a little nervous cutting the PUL (these prints aren’t available around here quite yet so if I messed up, I would be wasting that material and wouldn’t be able to purchase a replacement, and of course you would all see my mistake) but found the supple material parted under the blade of my scissors like a hot knife into butter. It was so easy to cut the material exactly as I’d wanted it, and before long I was listening to the whirr of my sewing machine as I created my very first pocket diaper.
The snap press is my new favorite tool, and after using it to add snaps to Harper’s adorable zigzag diaper, I put snaps on the back of a dress I made her (so much easier then fumbling with tiny buttons) and on an open pocket of a purse I love (so my wallet can’t be pulled out as easily by my baby’s curious hands or anyone else for that matter). Using the press is so easy and fun, it reminds me of the story of Ramona the Brave by Beverly Cleary the first time the little girl uses a stapler. She loves the magic of it and uses it again and again in new and inventive ways. I can’t wait to find new places to use my snap press and the adorable Babyville snaps that feature whimsical designs and bright colors.
Once I finished Harper’s rainbow diaper I tossed it in the dryer to seal the PUL so I could field test it and moved on to making a couple newborn size diaper covers for some close friends who are expecting baby girls in December. In the big diaper making book there are detailed instructions on how to embroider cloth diapers, and this is something I’ve always been curious about. By following the simple guide and reviewing the reference photographs I was able to create a pair of sweet little covers with their names and some little designs on the back of each. The rich pink material was girly without being cloying and was the perfect backdrop for adding my images to. I used the hook and loop tape since newborns require some extra flexibility in sizing and was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was to sew in place and use. The rounded tabs made a big difference in ease of application, and the long strip of tape across the waist means these diapers will fit the new babies until they are ready for one-size diapers.
My next project was a raincoat for our dog, Valentine. I used the rainbow zigzag print to match Harper’s diaper, and made a pattern based on the directions in one of the project books. Our teacup long haired Chihuahua generally wears an xxs in dog clothing, and it can be so hard to find something that fits him. Making my own clothing is an excellent solution, and he seems to be happy with the result!
I also made a headband for Harper using the ruffle elastic and I have to say this is the easiest and fastest “project” ever. Knowing that there will be so many baby girls around for me to shop for this holiday, I plan on picking up some more of this ruffle elastic in all different colors. All you have to do is measure the baby’s head where you want the band to be, cut a length of elastic slightly shorter, and sew the cut ends together. You can use a sewing machine or do it by hand. Next, you can sew on a flower, a pretty patch in a fun shape, or a bit of felt you can hot glue gems to. Or you can go the super easy route like I plan to and pick up some inexpensive hair clips from Anthropologie or your favorite accessory shop and clip them to the band. If you’re doing this for a newborn, hot glue a small strip of felt on the underside of the clip to cushion it against the baby’s tender head. I could probably knock out about ten of these watching an episode of How I Met Your Mother.
I still had one print left, a disarmingly adorable flock of tiny brightly colored birds scattered across the fabric. I decided I wanted to show this print off as much as possible, so I bought some white PUL from Babyville Boutique at my local Jo-Ann fabric store and made a cushioned play mat for Harper that is water proof on both sides. The instructions were simple and the sewing was all straight lines so it was done in a flash. For my padded interior I used some fleece I had on hand, and it has just the right amount of soft cushioning. It’s perfect for the park since the grass is often still damp when we get there, and small enough to tuck in my purse without being inconvenient. I plan on making a couple more of these for my husband and I to take with us to concerts and other events that may result in sitting on the ground or in hard cold bleachers. I love that it wipes clean but can be tossed in the wash when needed.
I had so much fun crafting with Babyville Boutique’s project books and materials, and I’m really looking forward to making more with their great new colors and prints. Oh, by the way, I’ve tested Harper’s homemade diaper a dozen times now, and so far so good! The fit is perfect for her, the fold over elastic is soft and comfortable, and the athletic mesh interior wicks moisture away from her skin and dries super fast. By the time I pull it out of the washing machine, it’s generally already dry, I just drape it on the shower rod to be certain then stuff a prefold inside when I’m ready to use it. I think my next project will be to try making some inserts for my diapers, the instructions for them seem really simple and I’d love to use some interesting prints on them.
You can win an assortment of Babyville Boutique DIY cloth diaper making fabrics, notions, embellishments and books/patterns with a retail value of $75 to get started on your DIY cloth diaper journey!
Enter using the Rafflecopter below. Open to US only. Ends 10/30.
Today Lara had a great review for the Glow Bug Cloth Diapers and I posted a video to give you the visual reference you’ve come to expect from Dirty Diaper Laundry! Glow Bug Cloth Diapers are a One Size pocket with a lot of versatility. It can act as a tongue-style AIO or a sleeve diaper. They have a ton of print selections and are usually sold in packages for the best value.
“Our company’s philosophy is probably what sets us apart the most from other cloth diaper brands. We believe that the best way to help the most people start cloth diapering is to offer diapers in a bulk kit with everything they will need. That is why we sell our diapers in 12 packs with 18 inserts and a free wet bag for $150. We are committed to the quality of our products and offer an excellent warranty as well as a great Troubleshooting Service to help our customers if they run into common cloth diaper troubles. We also print our own fabric so that we can release a new collection every year with 100% unique prints. Our diapers are manufactured in Suzhou, China by our own team who we pay directly. They do not make diapers for any other company. We’ve done all of this because my partner Neta and I are on a mission to help make cloth diapering affordable, fashionable and easier for all parents even if they have never considered cloth diapers before. We also run our local chapter of Cloth for a Cause where we donate Glow Bug seconds and used diapers to parents in our community”
Unlike many brand of cloth diapers that you see, Glow Bug is very forthcoming about the origins of their diapers.
DDL is hosting a giveaway for a Glow Bug Cloth Diaper and there will be 2 winners (1 diaper per winner. Choose boy/girl/or gender neutral). If you’ve been wanting to try the brand but haven’t found a way to get a single diaper yet this would be a good way.
My favorite diaper in the Thirsties line, since it was released, is the Duo All-in-One. It’s a super easy diaper for caregivers to use at a very affordable price point. It’s even easier with hook and loop closures and now Thirsties has made improvements to make their H&L stronger and more durable than before!
This is super news!
I’ve had a few hook and loop diapers from Thirsties that lost their sticky a few months in so I preferred to buy the snap versions. The new Hook and Loop looks wider and shorter than the longer and skinnier tabs on previous versions, so not only is the material improved, but the look of the diaper has change a bit too. This will be helpful for everyone when trying to decide if they are buying a new or old version too.
I took the liberty of making a graphic for a comparison, that way you will know for sure which version is which.
To kick things off Thirsties is offering a giveaway for two Thirsties diapers with the new Hook and Loop closure of the winner’s choice! You can enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below. This is open to US only and ends 10/16. a Rafflecopter giveaway
Thanks to My Sweet Pickles we have a giveaway for you to enter today! My Sweet Pickles is an online cloth diapering store offering free shipping on orders over $49! They have a great selection of brands and even have a newborn rental program so that you can skip buying a whole stash for your baby but can still have those adorable tiny diapers.
One of the brands they carry is Smart Bottoms, an AIO with natural fibers. These diapers are good for the skinnier babies and have a faster drying inner since the soaker is semi-attached.
Where were Little Butt Diapers when I was still cloth diapering?! I’m sure we would have owned several of these diapers because they offer embroidered pocket diapers featuring many of our favorite geeky logos and characters.
Little Butt Diapers loves creating cloth diapers with more boy themes (though girls are not excluded from wearing them!) and she makes a lot of custom diapers. Designs include Minions, super hero logos, famous movie characters, and even sports teams.
You’ve been drooling over them ever since you saw them…. now is your chance to get your hands on one!
Little Butt Diapers will be giving a $35 Gift Certificate to a lucky DDL reader, and this giveaway is open Worldwide! See the rules on the Rafflecopter form. Ends October 3.