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Pink Lemonade Luxury Mama Cloth {Giveaway!}

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One of the unintentional side effects of cloth diapering your baby is that you are suddenly aware of the yucky chemicals inside of all disposable hygiene.  Tampons and pads are not immune to those ingredients and now you are wondering how to avoid the same things!  For some a menstrual cup is a good plan but not everyone is comfortable with using them.  For those moms reusable mama cloth (reusable menstrual pads, you don’t HAVE to be a mom to use them!) can be the answer.

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You may be wondering how all this works… like cloth diapers, you will need to wash your mama cloth items.  Pink Lemonade conveniently sells reusable zippered wet bags from Planet Wise to store your dirties in between wash days and Femme Rock, a detergent designed for washing mama cloth. You can carry a small dual zippered bag to hold clean and dirty pads for traveling too.

Pink Lemonade specializes in luxury mama cloth.  The luxury comes from their soft fabrics and boutique designs.  They have created a large variety of menstrual pads with sizes that will work for teens all the way up to their larger and more absorbent post partum pads.    I am asked often about safe options for after childbirth since menstrual cups are not an option so I love that they have created post-partum mama cloth.   If you are traditionally a menstrual cup user but still have light leakage on heavy days or just like that protected feeling they offer liners too. Fabric choices like minky, bamboo velour, and fleece are very familiar to cloth diapering moms.

Eventually cloth diapering comes to an end, perhaps a mama cloth stash is your next addiction?  Like cloth diapers you can find them in designer prints and really amazing tie-dyes in vibrant hues. I can help get you started!

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Enter to win a $50 Gift Code to shop on Pink Lemonade! This giveaway is open Worldwide (hurray) and ends at midnight August 28.

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Fluffin’ Awesome Baby Shower Event! Over $2,300 in Prizes

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I’m not sure I can ever top this event! I’ve teamed up with four other leading cloth diaper bloggers to bring you an insanely collossal event. Not only are there prizes (so many… $2,300 worth) but all of us have been preparing posts with everything you need to host or attend a shower for a cloth diapering mom-to-be.

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About the Fluffin’ Awesome prizes! We have joined forces with our favorite companies too!  There are over $2,000 worth of prizes and over 60+ winners!! That’s right, 60 lucky readers will win one of these great prize packages. Prizes include: a SoftBums Summer Splash Bundle, Smart Bottoms Prize Pack, Spray Pal, Lillebaby Complete Organic baby carrier (from Green Child Magazine), $50 Gift Certificate to Kelly’s Closet, Project Pomona cloth diaper jeans, Tiny Tush diapers, Healing Hazel necklaces, Earth Mama Angel Baby essentials, EcoNuts cloth diaper washing bundle, Grandma El’s bundle, Moraki cloth diapers, Bamboobies New Nursing Mama prize pack, Thirsties cloth diaper bundle, Charlie Banana newborn diapers, Molly’s Suds prize pack, GroVia diaper bundle, GroVia diaper accessories, Rumprooz diaper bundle, Halo Bassinest Sleeper, Onya Baby Cruiser, Diaper Dawgs Spray Collars (from Green Team Distribution), Snappi’s, Zen Rocks Teething Necklaces, and Allen’s Naturally laundry detergent.

Amazing tutorials, party ideas, decor inspiration, recipes, and more all coming at you this week from myself, The Eco Chic, The Eco-Friendly Family, The Cloth Diaper Report, Change-Diapers, and Cloth Diaper Geek.

To enter the giveaway, complete the Rafflecopter entry form below! We selected these companies because they’re awesome and we love them so if you see one that’s new to you have a look around on their page and get to know them a little better. Giveaway will end on August 8th and winners will be announced next week. Good luck!!

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Plastic FREE July Challenge + Giveaway

Plastic FREE July Challenge + Giveaway

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Every one of us has the ability to make a small change that ultimately makes a huge impact.  This month is Plastic Free July and the chance to challenge yourself- make one small change in your lifestyle to cut the amount of plastic you bring in.  Call it “pre-cycling.”  I love the folks at BALM! Baby who are inspiring this challenge and that they understand how hard it is to change our daily habits and routines, so one small change is something!
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Challenge Details:

  •  Challenge will start July 1& end July 31, 2014. Form must be filled out & filled out HERE (it’s short)
  • Switch one thing either within your household or your place of business within the month of July that helps to reduce plastic use. Then post a picture to our FB (facebook.com/balmbaby)
  • Make sure you ALSO enter the GIVEAWAY via Rafflecopter (SEE BELOW).  We added a giveaway to show our appreciation for the support of you taking the challenge.
  • Prizes include: $100 Gift Card to be used at our online shop (taylorspureandnatural.com) * Glass Dharma $25 Gift Card * Pura $50 Gift Pack * SmartBottoms AIO Cloth Diaper (One Size ORGANIC) * Irresistibly Green $25 Gift Card * Life Without Plastic Stainless Steel Popsicle Mold set * Brinware Plate Set * PLUS Stay tuned for MORE!
  • Baby Steps Peeps! Don’t stress or get all “perfectionist” like I do! I know it can be intimidating sometimes, so just focus on your one little baby step. (:::

WHY Take the Challenge?

Most people are unaware that plastic is a huge issue, not just to our planet, but our health.
Our Planet: Plastic will NEVER break down. 2oz. of plastic will ALWAYS be 2oz. of plastic & can only be down-cycled / up-cycled so many times.

Our Health: When plastic is used for food or skin care containers, there are health concerns because plastic can leech, especially when warmed up,making even natural products become full of toxic chemicals, and therfore, no longer natural.

Get Informed! Be Part of the solution!

 Switch Ideas:

* Switch items with plastic material to more sustainable materials (glass, stainless steel, wood, clay, fabric, aluminum, etc.)
* Buy some re-usable stainless steel or glass water bottles instead of plastic ones.
* Buy some re-usuable stainless steel or glass food containers.
* Buy in BULK, taking your re-usable containers in to fill up.

Feel free to switch as MANY things as you’d like (just don’t overwhelm yourselves!).

One of the things I’ve done in recent years has been to bring my reusable bags with me, and not just to the grocery store.  Target, one of my regular haunts, even gives a small discount per bag.  Am I perfect at remembering?  Of course not!  But by placing bags in places like my car, in the hallways I exit from each day, and a small one in my purse I’m more prepared than not.

As cloth diapering families you are already greatly impacting the planet by keeping disposables out of landfills.  Not only that, but consider the plastic packaging that wraps those disposables!  Many cloth diapering companies think carefully about the way they package, display, and ship their diapers too!  Being that disposables can take hundreds of years to break down this is a problem that isn’t going away- it is multiplying.

So consider joining the challenge and entering the giveaway.

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Plastic Free July (the organization that started it all), has their Challenge that we highly recommend doing.  You can find more info. on it & sign up HERE:  http://www.plasticfreejuly.org/the-challenge.html

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Win a Riptide Applecheeks from My Sweet Pickles! {6/20}

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Drooling over that brand new Limited Edition color, Riptide, from Applecheeks?  It is lovely and you could win one right here from My Sweet Pickles!  Riptide is already a favorite among Applecheeks loyals and everyone else and this color is meant to be seen under sweet little dresses or paired with an adorable tank top.
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My Sweet Pickles is sponsoring this giveaway.  They’re an online cloth diaper store that carries all of the major brands, Applecheeks included.  They also have accessories like Bubble Gum Wool Dryer Balls, and my personal favorite- the Lunette Cup!

Entering is simple, use the rafflecopter below.  One free entry per person, then you can gain extra entries.  Open to US only and ends 6/20.

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Sweet Iris Designs Snug Bug Bamboo Flat Giveaway

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This past Monday DDL was back with a video review.  I know, I know, we went way too long without one!  Sweet Iris Designs make a luxurious flat and Lara had a great write-up about her experience with it.  Even though flats are often thought of as cheap, there are some flats that are made with luxurious materials thus, costing more.

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In case you would like to win one first before buying I have a giveaway for one Snug Bug bamboo viscose stretch flat.  Here is a little more about these diapers from Sweet Iris Designs:

Whether you’ve been disappointed by the absorbency of average diapers, you want something that feels soft and luxe on your baby, or you want something stretchy that gives you a gorgeous fit even when you’re flat fold and pin job are less than perfect, Snug Bugs are going to be right up your alley. Sweet Iris’ bamboo terry squares are winning raves from moms for their absorbency, durability, trimness and great fit. These have one smooth knit side and one terry side, and pin or Snappi beautifully.

These bamboo viscose diaper flats are available in a generous standard size (around 27.5 inches square, pre-shrunk) or in a small size of about 19 inches.

Don’t be intimidated by flats. Be one of the throngs of moms who tries them and converts! Flats are deceptively easy to master. Try Sweet Iris’ luxury flats and you’ll still pay less than you would with the top cloth diapering brands–and get far better quality components.

These trim-fitting, super-absorbent flats weigh about 8 oz. per *square* yard and are made of 70% viscose from bamboo, 25% organic cotton, and 5% spandex. We have chosen to offer a terry knit fabric, as it stays soft even after months of brutal cloth diaper laundering routines (fleece can get kind of crunchy over time). This is an Oeko Tex certified fabric, tested to ensure it is free from any chemicals or harmful residues. These diapers are register with the Consumer Products Safety Commission, and are labeled in accordance with government regulations for small batch manufacturers. Snug Bug stretch flats are legally protected by a pending patent.

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Flats are definitely one of my favorite cloth diapers to use, and definitely my favorite to wash.  If you’ve always wanted to try one go on and enter, you never know if you will win! Use the Rafflecopter below.  Open to US only.  Quick and easy entries on this one!

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Bonus Day 6: Happy Heiny *just released print* Prize Package

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It is our 6th and final day of 5 Years of Awesome and we have a very exciting finale!  Wouldn’t you like to win a brand new print that hasn’t even been announced until right this second?!  Happy Heiny has a brand new print coming out TODAY and you can win two of them!  And then some!  DDL has the first look- the perfect finale to this amazing week!

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So, what else is in this package?!

HHMushroomTwo Happy Heiny diapers (one ONEderful All-in-One and one Organic One Size) in their brand new prints- Berserker!  Berserker is a pretty baby blue background with playful mushrooms.  I’m in love with it, probably because it reminds me of Super Mario Brothers.  I can see a boy or girl wearing this adorable new print and I have to say it is my new favorite of all time from the Happy Heiny line-up!

All of these products are made using Hemp, an ultra absorbent material that is also sustainable.  Just a little 4:20 reference for you.

The Eco-Friendly Family and I are so excited to bring you this awesome giveaway for a brand new print!  It also concludes our 5 Years of Awesome and 6 Days of Giveaways!  Don’t forget to enter the rest if you haven’t yet!

Enter the giveaway using the Rafflecopter below, Open to Worldwide, any winners outside of the US will be responsible for additional shipping fee.

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Day 5: 15 Prizes, 15 Winners, $900+ Value- DDL+EFF 5 Years of Awesome with Prizes from GroVia!

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Day 5 has more in store than you can imagine for fans of Dirty Diaper Laundry and The Eco-Friendly Family.  GroVia has provided the biggest prize package yet!  15 Winners, 15 Prizes, and the total value of it all is over $900!

Are you ready?  I hope you’re sitting down because you won’t believe the generosity of GroVia.

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Here are the prize details!

Screen Shot 2014-04-18 at 9.02.32 PM1 Live Package:  The Live package contains everything a family would need to begin cloth diapering.  EVERYTHING.

12 GroVia Shells
24 GroVia Stay Dry Soaker Pads
4 GroVia Stay Dry Boosters

That is a $394 value!  1 extremely lucky winner.

Screen Shot 2014-04-18 at 9.03.12 PM2 Experience Packages: The Experience Package is a way for families to see if they love GroVia! Includes

2 GroVia Shells
4 GroVia stay Dry Soaker Pads

Each package is a $66 dollar value and there will be 2 winners!

prefoldscover3 GroVia Shells and 3 Pack of GroVia Prefolds:

You can use GroVia shells with any other type of diaper, including GroVia Prefolds.

Each package is worth $24.95-32.95 depending on the size of prefolds. There will be 3 winners.

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GroVia All in One with the soft, organic cotton soakers and a matching, stylish legging to coordinate!

Each package is valued at $38. There will be 4 winners.

wipesstick5 GroVia Wipes Packages and Magic Stick Z:

GroVia wipes are my favorites! Each winner gets a package of cloth wipes and a Magic Stick Z for easy and convenient diaper rash treatment.

Each package is worth $27. There will be 4 winners.

 

GroBaby diapers were the very first diapers I reviewed on this blog 5 years ago so it is extremely special that GroVia (formerly GroBaby) has partnered with our 5 Years of Awesome event in such a huge way!  I’m also so grateful for their support of Giving Diapers, Giving Hope.  They unpack, sort, and ship all of the cloth diaper donations on their behalf and have since January!

You won’t want to miss this incredible opportunity to win.  There are many ways to enter so use the Rafflecopter below.  US Only.  The more entries you perform, the better your chances will be.

 

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Day 4 Prize Package Giveaway $385: DDL+EFF 5 Years of Awesome- Prizes from Onya Baby, Molly’s Suds, Zutano, Thirsties, and Snappi

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Day 4 is here and we are getting close to the end of our epic 5 Years of Awesome celebration of Dirty Diaper Laundry and The Eco-Friendly Family’s blogiversary.  Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3 have equally impressive prize packages so head back and enter if you haven’t already.

What is up for today’s Prize package valued at $385?!

Onya Baby, Molly’s Suds, Zutano, Thirsties, and Snappi!  And bonus- 8 more winners will be drawn for individual prizes!

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The Prize package includes:

onyaprizeOnya Baby Outback, Burnt Orange/Slate Grey, and the matching Slate Grey Chewie Pads.  Onya Baby make quality baby carriers for active families who love enjoying the outdoors with their little one.  The Outback is durable and comfortable, and the chewies will give your teething baby something to gnaw on for relief and they protect your carrier straps from drool stains.  ARV $156.

mollyssudsprizeMolly’s Suds, makers of natural cleaning products including their new Cloth Diaper Laundry Powder, have provided a NICE package: 1 All Sport, 1 Cloth Diaper Powder, 1 120 loads Laundry Powder, 1 Wool Dryer Ball set of 3, and 1 Dog Shampoo.  All of their products are natural and earth friendly.  No fillers, no yucky chemicals, just great cleansers.  ARV $81.

zutano logo1Zutano are clothing makers for preemies, babies, and toddlers.  Their prints are instantly recognizable, whimsical, colorful and fun.  Plus, all of their clothing items are functional so your child is comfortable when they’re playing or sleeping.  This package includes a $100 Gift Certificate to spend at Zutano!

thirstiesprizesmThirsties Baby have provided their new (and awesome) One Size Pocket and a wet bag for our package.  All of their products are made in the US too!  Lara reviewed their new pocket diaper and loved it!  What can I say, I just love their products and I’m sure you will too!  ARV $35.

snappiandoilSnappi Baby have hooked up our prize package winner with a 3 pack of Snappi’s (you can never have too many, they’re always getting lost, amiright) and a travel size of Bon Nourishing Oil.  ARV $15.

PLUS- we have 4 Snappi 3 Packs and 4 Bon Nourishing Oils to giveaway, 1 item for each winner, so we have a total of 9 winners to draw in this giveaway.  First drawn gets the Grand Prize package, next 4 drawn get the 3 pack of Snappi’s, and last 4 get a Bon oil.
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Why you should plan a Family Bike Ride {Plus a Special Earth Day Giveaway!}

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This post is part of a collaboration with Green Child Magazine and Onya Baby.

Our family spends time outdoors every single day, nearly year round.  We are fortunate to live in a climate where this is possible and believe me, we appreciate this change of scenery compared to the 5 years we spent in a winter wonderland.  One of the things I looked forward to most about the move was the opportunity to ride bikes with my children.  In our baby days, most of our outdoor time involved walks around the lake, usually with a baby in one of our carriers.  Today they’re not content to just walk or be carried, they need to speed through nature!

We love biking for so many reasons…

Exercise

It is true that my job requires me to sit and work from a computer for long hours, and it sets the same example for my children.  Having our outside time is my way of counteracting this.  Children do as they see, and if mom is outside riding her bike, digging in the yard, or throwing the frisbee they will be just as excited to do so.  I know that by setting expectations of daily exercise it is a habit they will continue on with, hopefully for the rest of their lives.

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Sightseeing

At this age, Fletcher isn’t able to go on our adventures for long distances.  We can do, at most, about three miles round trip.  On our longer journeys we trek out past the communities where there is an old farm.  It is the closest to nature we can get on our bikes, The children love being on these adventures, and we find new things to point out and admire each trip, including an amazing old tree that stands alone in the middle of a pasture.  It is an amazing view that never gets old and I’m so glad these bits of nature are just a bike ride away even in our susburban environment.

Back to Nature

These trips are ways we can remove ourselves from the media that surrounds us.  We are enmeshed in this modern world, and enjoy our computers and iPads, but I believe in balancing that time out with the considerable amount of time we spend outdoors.  The farther we pedal the more removed we are from the communities and cars, and the louder the birds become.  As the children get older I plan to take our bikes out to other places in our town where we can enjoy the view even more than what is at our doorstep.  We have access to bike paths next to the gulf, and in areas with amazing wild life.  I know for me, it is therapeutic to enjoy the fresh breezes and the feeling of warm sunshine.  It is good for my soul, and I want my children to grow up with that same appreciation for the outside world.  It is easy to get caught up in the entertainment indoors, one can certainly never be truly bored with the Internet around, but nothing compares to actually living life and experiencing it right in front of you.  Some days I’m outside, watching the sun set past our tree line as it lights up the spanish moss with a golden glow, and I can’t believe we have this beauty right beyond our brick walls.

This is how I want my children to see, and fall in love, with nature.  Appreciating what we have means they are more likely to care for our resources and understand why protecting them is so incredibly important.  We see litter on our rides and I have to explain to my son that some people don’t appreciate the natural world, but that we should.  Our trips can become teaching moments too.

Enter to Win!

In collaboration with Green Child Magazine and Onya Baby this post also has a great giveaway in celebration of Earth Day!  You can enter to win one of these incredible packages.  I can tell you that I loved our Onya, especially for back carries, and the PITS from Taylor’s Pure and Natural is my go-to natural deodorant!

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Get Active! (Grand Prize)
Onya Baby: Recycled NexStep Onya Baby Carrier with Organic Booster & Chewies ($195)
KIND Mixed case of KIND Healthy Grains Bars ($39)
Taylor’s Pure & Natural 2 PITS! & 2 PITS! Spray (winner chooses scent) ($33)

Total Prize Pack Value: $267

Get Growing! (Prize Pack 2)
Sage Spoonfuls Glass Let’s Get Started kit, Glass Snack Pack, and a pack of Bamboo Spoons ($123)
Cubit’s Bee Friendly Seed Collection ($20)
Green Toys Gardening Kit ($23)
Green Team Distribution Mosquitno SpotZzz ($4)

Total Prize Pack Value: $170

Get Playing! (Prize Pack 3):

Green Toys Tugboat, Sand Play Set, and Tractor ($57)
Pure Play Kids Fishing Rod Set ($30)
Old South Essentials Bug Repellant Essential Oils Blend ($8)
Eyla’s Imports Scout & Stainless Aqua Vessel Water Bottles ($55)

Total Prize Pack Value: $150

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Day 3 Prize Package valued at $380: DDL+EFF 5 Years of Awesome- Prizes from líllébaby, Applecheeks, Bamboobies, Jack be Natural, and Kelly’s Closet. Bonus Prize Package!

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Day 3 is already here and we have another impressive prize package any mom would love!  In case you missed it, Day 1 and Day 2 also had some darn fine prizes and those giveaways are still open but you can only win if you enter them!

So what do we have for you today?!

Prizes are from our sponsors líllébaby, Applecheeks, Kelly’s Closet, Jack be Natural, and Bamboobies!  And a bonus, smaller prize package from Jack Be Natural, so today we have 2 total giveaways and two winners.  I love all of these guys, and would be thrilled to win so I know the winner(s) of this one are going to be excited to get that email in 2 weeks!

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Shall we look at each prize in more detail?  Of course we should!

d2o20697origdes_greenwfinchlíllébaby is offering their COMPLETE Organic Designer 6-in1 Baby Carrier – Green w/ Finch.  This carrier has been tested by our very own Lara at Disney and it was a winner!  Not only is it pretty to look at, but special features like their lumbar support (I tried this on at an expo with a weighted doll and it definitely made a difference!) and nice wide belt make babywearing stylish and comfortable.  They may be the new carrier on the block but they are gaining in popularity for a reason!  ARV $135

mojitowebApplecheeks are giving away a Party of FIVE things because we are celebrating 5 years!  Two Microterry Little Bundles,  one Swim Diaper, one Size 1 Storage Sac, and one pack of disposable liners!  Applecheeks are known for their adorable ruffled legs and exciting limited edition colors.  I love my Applecheeks with a pad folded flat and their envelope covers are great for days and nights.  ARV $63

rainbows-liners-cat-pageKelly’s Closet is sponsoring agan, this time for mama cloth items!  One Flexi-Pad and one panty liner by itti bitti, and 1 Pink Daisy Mini Pad.  While I haven’t made the jump to Mama Cloth yet I know many have and if you are cloth curious this is a great time to try!  ARV $25.39.

 

jbnprizeJack Be Natural is a Charlotte based online retailer and they wanted to do it up big because they LURVE me!  They’re giving away a prize package containing Ike+Amber necklace, $25 to spend at JBN, and a Monster Rarpz diaper (adorable!).  ARV $95 Value.  PLUS- We will draw a second winner who will win the Ike and Amber, $25 to spend at Jack Be Natural, and a Rarpz Bamboo diaper and that prize is valued at $95!

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 Bamboobies are giving away their popular Multi-Pack Bamboobies Nursing Pads (3 pair regular + 1 pair overnight) and a Boob♥ease 100% Organic Natural Nipple Balm.  Bamboobies nursing pads are designed to be comfortable, using soft bamboo velour and with a waterproof backing.  The heart shape helps contour them so they fit best in your bra without bunching to be noticeable.  ARV $43.

Enter using the Rafflecopter below. Open to US, however Canadians are still encouraged to enter! Just be aware that if a Canadian wins the First drawing we will let them win those prizes that can be shipped, and pull a secondary winner for the US only prizes, then third winner pulled for the Jack Be Natural second prize pack. Make sense? OK, ENTER!

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