Sunday, June 29, 2014

Calgary Cloth Diaper Depot Giveaway

Win Your Choice of Insert: AppleCheeks, Hemp Babies, FLIP

(the amazing owner of Calgary Cloth Diaper Depot provided me these 3 inserts for the purposes of this review,  however all thoughts and opinions provided are my own)

Are you having a hard time figuring out what kinds of inserts to use in your pocket cloth diapers or in your covers? Calgary Cloth Diaper Depot & I want to help you figure it out! The wonderful Miranda sent me three VERY different inserts to try out and share my thoughts! 1. Flip Night Time Organic Cotton Insert 2. Hemp Babies Little Weeds Insert 3. AppleCheeks Bamboo/Organic Cotten Fleece
I tested each of the three inserts in the following three different sizes of pocket cloth diapers:
AppleCheeks Size Two (aprox. 7.3" wide), FuzziBunz One Size (aprox. 5.3" wide), Sunbaby One Size (aprox. 5.7" wide)

Hemp Babies Little Weeds Insert

- Made with two layers hemp fleece composed of 55% Hemp, 45% Certified organic cotton, serged with natural thread and seamed to ease folding. Available in both a small and a large size, were specifically designed to fit in a small or medium pocket diaper. (made by Cotton Babies) (bifolded = 4 layers)
- Measured aprox. 12.3" in width before washing, Measured aprox. 10.0" in width after washing/prepping
- In an 'off the bum' test of how much it could hold, it held about 1/2 cup of water after around 3 washes, and after it was fully prepped about 2/3 cup of water
Purchase at CCDD for $9.95 CAD each
The Hemp Babies insert was the "smallest" in size of all three inserts, but I if I had to pick, I really loved this one best! It was super trim, the easiest to fold (even according to DH), and held its own when it came to my heavy wetter! It did not fit the best into the wide AppleCheeks diaper bifolded, but it was a perfect fit in both my Fuzzibunz and my Sunbaby. I do have a soft spot for hemp inserts - they just seem to work better for my little one.

Hemp Babies Insert Laid On Top of Sunbaby Diaper

AppleCheeks Bamboo/Organic Cotten Fleece Insert

- Made with three layers of ultra-soft 70% rayon from bamboo/30% organic cotton fleece (trifolded = 9 layers) 
- Measured aprox. 16.5" in length before washing, Measured aprox. 14.9" in length after washing/prepping
- In an 'off the bum' test of how much it could hold, it held about 1/4 cup of water after around 3 washes, and after it was fully prepped it was ever so close to 3/4 cup of water
Purchase at CCDD for $10.95 CAD each
The AppleCheeks insert was a very close second place to the Hemp Babies in my mind. It took some getting used to, I wasn't a fan at first. But it was also very trim, and more versatile because it could be bifolded or trifolded, and it certainly did a great job at holding in the liquid most importantly! It acutally seemed to fit pretty well in all three diapers. 
AppleCheeks Insert Laid On Top of Sunbaby Diaper

FLIP Night Time Organic Cotton Insert

- Made with two layers of 100% Organic Cotton (trifolded = 6 layers)
- Measured aprox. 17.5" in length before washing, measured aprox. 16.5" in length after washing/prepping
- In an 'off the bum' test of how much it could hold, it held about 1/4 cup of water after around 3 washes, and after it was fully prepped about ever so close to a full 1cup of water
- Purchase at CCDD for $29.95 CAD for a package of two ($15 each ish)
The FLIP insert was my least favourite, but not because it didn't work amazingly! This thing can hold a ton of pee! If you are using pockets at night, especially something big like an AppleCheeks size 2 or with a toddler, try this one out for sure! I have only 1 lonely AC in my stash, the majority of my pockerts are tiny Fuzzibunz and this baby was just too huge for most of my pockets (this is by far the largest and bulkiest of the three inserts).
FLIP Insert Laid On Top Of Sunbaby Diaper

Calgary Cloth Diaper Depot

Calgary Cloth Diaper Depot is a family run business located in Calgary, Alberta Canada owned by the amazing Miranda. Besides running her business Miranda stays at home with her 4 kids and have been cloth diapering for almost 6 consecutive years.  They recently added their latest diaper model to their family, a baby girl.  Besides her love of Cloth Diaper Miranda also is passionate about gardening, crafting with her kids and weekend trips to the mountains with her family.  Calgary Cloth Diaper Depot grew shortly after the birth of their first baby when Miranda saw a need for one place to buy name brand diapers online at prices families can afford.  They carry only the brands they have fallen in love with for their family.  Fast forward 4 years and Calgary Cloth Diaper Depot not only strives to have the best customer service in the industry but they also give back to the community by donating proceeds from their sales to families in need.  Their website caters to new parents with a great Test Drive Program where you can try before you buy, multipack discounts on top brands and generates excitement with Giveaways and Flash Sales on their Facebook Page.  Take advantage of their Free SHIPPING on all AppleCheeks products made here in Canada!
  You can also celebrate with Calgary Cloth Diaper Depot this Holiday Week June 30th-July 4th when they showcase their favorite brands at fantastic prices! Make sure you also enter to win Bumgenius Jules on their Facebook Page and receive 10 bonus entries with purchase. To check out the sale Click Here! 
I hope all you amazing followers will make sure to check them out on Facebook and help them reach the huge 10,000 Facebook fans Milestone! HUGE thanks to some awesome bloggers for jumping and joining the fun too! Be sure to check out MyItsyCrunchy Livin' Mama StyleAll Natural Mom 101mama pure, and Life of a Southern Mom.

ENTER TO WIN AN INSERT OF YOUR CHOICE

(of the three featured brands)

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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Pink Lemonade Shop Giveaway!

 

Welcome to the Pink Lemonade Mama Cloth Giveaway!

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Sometimes things you use all the time are the things that need to be looked at and changed. The Pink Lemonade Shop offers a variety of great looking and functioning mama cloth. Disposables are not your only option.

I love my Cloth Pads from Pink Lemonade Shop! Once you go cloth you never go back! 

Enter today and try something new and sustainable, not to mention more comfortable for you! They offer functional beauty and exceptional quality!
You can read Jen's full review over at Tales From A Southern Mom
Enter below and Good Luck to All!
 
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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Nursing Bra Express Review

Calling all expecting moms, new moms and nursing moms! 
I have something to share with you! 

Looking for a supportive nursing bra or comfortable nursing tank? How about advice and support on your breastfeeding journey? 
Nursing Bra Express provides all of that and more! 
Nursing Bra Express sent me a La League League nursing tank in white.
I must say, it is very comfortable! So comfortable, I wear it to bed at night or under a T-shirt during the day. I love that this tank comes in a variety of colors and sizes, from Small to 3X. 
This tank top has very nice quality. Inside shelf support with mess lining.
Drop cup with an overlap opening making it super easy and discreet to nurse.

I'm not going to lie, I received the best customer service with Nursing Bra Express! Super fast shipping and prompt responses to my questions. I recommend every nursing and expecting mother to check out Nursing Bra Express!

You can connect with Nursing Bra Express on Facebook and Twitter.

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of my honest review. I was not paid in any way to write this review nor did I pay for the product. This review is sponsored by Nursing Bra Express.
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Welcome to the Nursing Tank Top Giveaway sponsored by Nursing Bra Express and hosted by All Natural Mom 101.

One lucky reader of AllNaturalMom101 will win a Nursing Tank Top from Nursing Bra Express.
The Giveaway Starts June 27th-July 9th.
Open to US residents only.

Enter the giveaway via Giveaway Tool below.
Good Luck!

Disclosure: This Blog and all other promoting bloggers have not been compensated in any form for this publication, nor are they responsible for the fulfillment of the prize. Please contact Kaitlyn at Allnaturalmom101@gmail.com  if you have any questions, comments or concerns. Thank you

Eco Nuts Cloth Diaper Ammonia Bouncer Review

Do your diaper smell so bad, it makes your nose burn? Even after washing and stripping your diapers over and over, you still can't get that musty smell out of them! 

Save your diapers and your nose with Eco Nuts Ammonia Bouncer for Cloth Diapers! 
Eco Nuts sent me a bottle of their Natural Ammonia Bouncer to review.
I was thrilled to try out this new product, and I must say I am impressed.

*Before using Eco Nuts Ammonia Bouncer, it is best to strip your diapers, as build up may keep the product from getting in contact with the fabric.* 

Check out how I Strip My Cloth Diapers HERE

(Wash and Dry Diapers as usual before using.) 
To get that awful smell out of your diapers, here is what you will need:
Eco Nuts Natural Ammonia Bouncer
A shallow basin or bucket 
One Tablespoon
Wooden or Plastic utensil (optional)

Fill your bucket with 1 gallon of water. 
(I used Hot water)
Soak your diapers in the bucket.
Add more water if needed.
Add 1-2 tablespoons of Ammonia Bouncer.
(I only needed 1 TBS per soak)
Use your utensil to agitate your diapers, making sure the Ammonia Bouncer reaches every part of your diapers.
Let them sit and soak for 2-3min.
Lastly, wash and dry as usual.
No More Stink!

Eco Nuts Natural Ammonia Bouncer is a must have for cloth diapers! 
You don't know what your missing. I highly recommend anyone who cloth diapers to have Eco Nuts Ammonia Bouncer on hand, cause you never know when that awful smell will come back around.
Never have stink problems again with Eco Nuts Natural Ammonia Bouncer! 



 Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of my honest review. I was not paid in any way to write this review nor did I pay for the product. This review is sponsored by Eco Nuts.

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Welcome to the Eco Nuts Ammonia Bouncer Giveaway sponsored by Eco Nuts and hosted by All Natural Mom 101.

One lucky reader of AllNaturalMom101 will win one(1) bottle of Eco Nuts Natural Ammonia Bouncer for Cloth Diapers.
The Giveaway Starts June 27th-July 9th.
Open to US residents only.
Enter the giveaway via Giveaway Tool below.
Good Luck!

Disclosure: This Blog and all other promoting bloggers have not been compensated in any form for this publication, nor are they responsible for the fulfillment of the prize. Please contact Kaitlyn at Allnaturalmom101@gmail.com  if you have any questions, comments or concerns. Thank you

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

How I Strip My Cloth Diapers

It's that time again. Time to strip my cloth diapers. Now, there are so many methods to doing this. This method just happens to work well for me.
This method is used in a top loader washer.

 
How do you know when your diapers need to be stripped?
If you have any of the following, it's time to strip your diapers:
  • Leaking or repelling
  • Stink issues
  • Baby's bottom has redness or rash
  • Build up from diaper creams
  • Switching to a new detergent
What is Stripping Diapers exactly?
It's a method to remove surface mater such as detergent build up from your diapers.

What I Used in this post:
Molly's Suds Cloth Diaper Detergent
One Packet of RLR Laundry Treatment
(I have also heard of using original, Blue Dawn Dish soap)

Step One:
Gather all your dirty diapers from your diaper pail and wet bags. 
Make sure all waste has been sprayed off the poop diapers.
Step Two:
Toss all your dirty diapers into the washer.


Run a full wash cycle as you normally would, with your detergent of choice

Step Three:
Once you have washed your dirty diapers, go a head and toss in any clean diapers you had left over.
Now, fill your washer with hot water and add a full packet of RLR Laundry Treatment. Swoosh the diapers around making sure the powder fully dissolves into the water. 
(I used a wooden spoon for that)
Let it soak for 2 hours.
Every 30 min, I would go back with my spoon and swoosh them around again.

Step Four:
After soaking in RLR for 2 hours, I ran a full heavy duty wash cycle with no detergent.
Following with Hot rinse cycles. 
(As you can see I had a lot of soap build up rising.)
Run as many Hot rinse cycles until you don't see any more bubbles in the water. 
Rinse and dry as you normally would. 

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Spark of Amber Review

Being an All Natural Mom, I want to raise my children with natural methods as much as possible. At least I try my very hardest to, especially when it comes to products I use on them.
Amber is one of the natural pain relievers that I highly recommend.

Spark of Amber sell's authentic, natural, hand-crafted Baltic Amber Teething Necklaces and bracelets. Bringing you the best Amber from Lithuania and the Baltic region.

Spark of Amber sent me one of their child size Amber Teething Necklaces to review. 

Baltic Amber is more than just a reliever for teething. The healing oils of Baltic Amber are said to relieve inflammation in throat, ear and stomach. Authentic Baltic Amber has also been used as a natural home remedy in many countries as an anti-toxic agent, for headaches, skin irritation, bronchial condition and for throat and thyroid conditions. 
We use our Spark of Amber necklace mostly on our 2 month old. I've noticed Eli being less fussy once our Spark of Amber teething necklace arrived!
The necklace is a little long on him but monitoring him while wearing it, there should be no problem. 
Our two year old saw his little brother getting a new necklace and wanted to wear it too. 
You can see the Spark of Amber Teething necklace will last from birth and up. 
Now I will be getting my two year old his own because he doesn't want to take his brothers off.
I love the clasp and how it screws together, making it hard for babies to pull off or break.
Spark of Amber's Teething Necklace are very light weight and not to bulky.
Hands down, we love Spark of Amber Jewelry.
They have fast shipping and great costumer service. 
Like I said before, I highly recommend and Amber Teething necklace for you, your baby or even for a gift!

Check out all the Spark of Amber has to offer HERE
Connect with them on Facebook 

 Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of my honest review. I was not paid in any way to write this review nor did I pay for the product. This review is sponsored by Spark of Amber.

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Welcome to the Spark of Amber Giveaway sponsored by Spark of Amber and hosted by All Natural Mom 101.

One lucky reader of AllNaturalMom101 will win an Amber Teething Necklace from Spark of Amber.
The Giveaway Starts June 12th-June 24th.
Open to US residents only.

Be sure to check out All Natural Mom 101's Review on Spark of Amber Teething Necklace HERE!
Enter the giveaway via Rafflecopter below.
Good Luck!

Disclosure: AllNaturalMom is not responsible for prize fulfillment

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Boba Wrap Giveaway

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Babywearing is something so important and so beneficial to both Parent and baby. When you baby wear you help strengthen your bonds together. With the Boba Wrap you can not only babywear but hold your baby snuggled closed from birth to 18months. The Boba Wrap is the ideal carrier free of buckles, straps or snaps! Simply tie the material snug against your body and achieve a perfect fit every time – perfect for beginners and advanced babywearers alike.
 
I love babywearing! There is not a day that goes by where I am not wearing my son!
 
  One winner will get the chance to get their very own Boba Wrap in Gray like the one shown above.So head below for your chance to win! Open to US & Canada! ends 7/7 at 11:59pm!
This Giveaway is Hosted by Conservamom. Disclosure: This Blog is not responsible for the fulfillment of prize. This giveaway is in no way associated with, sponsored, administered, or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest or any other social media network.All opinions and experiences are Conservamoms. Open to the US and must be 18+. Confirmed Winner(s) will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner will be drawn. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. The sponsor will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of the giveaway. Conservamom will not be responsible for prize fulfillment. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. For questions or to see your product featured in an Event you can contact Elia At Conservamom

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

I See Me Book Review

During my pregnancy, I thought about doing something cute and personal to have that always reminded me of welcoming my boys into this world. Whether that be making a shadow box or a scrap book to have for keepsake. 

Being 36 weeks pregnant, I still could't decide on what to do until one day I discovered I See Me.
I See Me are Personal Children's Books. I was thrilled finding that they had a book with everything I was looking for and more! 

"Hello World" from I See Me is the perfect book for any new baby!
(so much cuter than a scrap book) 


You are able to upload a picture of your child and personalize it with their name and birthday.
I like how the pages are durable and made thick. They are very nice quality and will last a long time.

 

I love the bright full color pages and how my son's name is incorporated into the text and also into the graphics. 
Making it fun for when he is older for him to find his name on every page.


"Hello World" has everything I wanted for a keepsake. 
Picture of my newborn, birth date and weight. I will cherish this book forever. When my boys are older, we will look back on this book and remember when my little Eli entered this world.  This book is perfect for any new baby. I will definitely be purchasing more of "Hello World" as gifts for my new mom friends.

 Disclaimer:  I was given "Hello World" personalized book in this post for the purpose of my honest review. I was not paid in any way to write this review nor did I pay for the product. This review is sponsored by I See Me.

We loved "Hello World" from I See Me so much that I purchased one for my two year old.
The "1-2-3 Blast Off With Me" from I See Me has a picture of my son on every page. He loves seeing himself in a book. It's currently his favorite book and wants me to read it to him daily. We love I See Me Books and highly recommend them. They make reading so much fun! 

Disclaimer:  I purchased the book above, "1-2-3 Blast off With Me" from I See Me. All opinions are my own. I was not paid in any way to write this review. 

Connect with I See Me on Facebook and Pinterest!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

ModKini Giveaway!

Welcome to the ModKini & $150 Amazon gift card giveaway, sponsored by ModKini and hosted by Thrifty Nifty Mommy and Viva Veltoro.
ModKini is a brand new, patent pending swimwear attachment that transforms a bikini into a tankini in just minutes. With ModKini, a woman can customize her swimsuit for a better fit, more coverage, flexibility, different styles, and options. The ModKini is easy to attach and detach, allowing you to use it with all of your bikinis. This summer, let the ModKini help you feel more comfortable for the swimsuit season! Current Swimsuit Options:
  • One piece swimsuits are gravity grabbers. Pulling down "the girls”, losing our waist and womanly shape. Bra style tops now help alleviate that issue, only leaving you to struggle with the length in hopes of avoiding a wedgy or saggy look. Even if you are lucky enough to find (and can afford) a flattering and stylish one piece bathing suit, then there is the issue of taking off a wet one piece bathing suit to go to the bathroom.
  • Tankinis offer more options, yet most women have significant size differences between their breasts and their waist. The challenge with a tankini is you get one size top meant to fit both areas. Many people find a tankini that fits their midsection, only to then discover that the the top is not the right size which results in less support. If you find a tankini where the top fits correctly, then inevitably the midsection would either be too loose and float up in the water or too tight and rise up with any movement, causing you to constantly pull down on the tankini. Whether “the girls” are natural, enhanced (temporarily from pregnancy or breast feeding or surgically), or reduced (surgically or the first thing to go when losing weight) there always remains that struggle to find a tankini that fits correctly and will be flattering in both areas.
  • Bikinis offer the support we all want. They fit better because you can buy the top and bottom separately. They usually cost less and have more options than we want to take the time to count. They do not, however, provide the coverage some of us are looking for, which leads to some women throwing a tank top over their bikini for coverage.

 Here We all probably know at least one woman (maybe it's you) who won't get into a swimsuit due to the challenges of finding the best bathing suit for her body. Let’s face it, as women we are all a little harder on ourselves than anyone else. ModKini was invented because we are all uniquely shaped and cannot be generalized! Modkini's goal is to help women feel better in a bathing suit by having the ability to customize the sizing and providing more options. Thrifty Nifty Mommy recently wrote a review of the ModKini. Check it out to hear what she (and her sister) thought of this new swimsuit option! Find out more about ModKini and purchase one today by visiting their website, www.modkini.com.
One lucky person is going to win a ModKini in the size of her choice, PLUS a $150 Amazon gift card so you can purchase your favorite bikini to go with it this summer!
This giveaway is open to residents of the US only who are 18 years of age or older, unless prohibited by law. The giveaway will end at 11:59pm EDT on June 26th, 2014 and a winner will be drawn randomly from all eligible entries received. Enter using the Giveaway Tools entry form below. Good luck! Entry Form Disclosures: The participating bloggers have not been compensated for sharing this giveaway. Prize fulfillment is the responsibility of ModKini. This giveaway is not associated with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Pinterest. For questions about this giveaway, please email thriftyniftymommy {at} yahoo.com

Bumgenius Giveaway

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 BumGenius 4.0 Diapers are a fun favorite of a lot of cloth diapering moms. From their fun colors and practical style many choose these as diapers they love adding to their stash. Now's your chance to add 5 of your favorite colors in the
bumGenius 4.0 Mega Giveaway
Hosted by Conservamom

Bumgenius is one of my favorite brands! They work great as our night time diapers! 

Head below for your chance to enter this giveaway.
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So head below for your chance to win this fantastic prize. Remember there are daily entries to be had so come back each day to up your chances!
Giveaway is open to US & Canada and will end on 7/1 at 11:59pm.
Disclosure: This Blog is not responsible for the fulfillment of prize. This giveaway is in no way associated with, sponsored, administered, or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest or any other social media network.All opinions and experiences are Conservamoms. Open to the US and must be 18+. Confirmed Winner(s) will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner will be drawn. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. The sponsor will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of the giveaway. Conservamom will not be responsible for prize fulfillment. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. For questions or to see your product featured in an Event you can contact Elia At Conservamom

Friday, June 13, 2014

WooBamboo Kid's Eco Toothbrush Review + Giveaway

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
I am very cautious when it comes to products my family uses. 
I was happy to have the opportunity to review WooBamboo's Kids Eco Toothbrush. 
I was sent a 2-pack of the Kid's "Sprout" toothbrush from WooBamboo.
They come in a Recycled & Recyclable Material Package.
These Eco-friendly natural toothbrush handles are made from organically grown, sustainable, biodegradable, antimicrobial bamboo.
Available in adult and kid sizes.
I like how the handles are very smooth and are the perfect size for your little one's hands.
WooBamboo toothbrush bristles are recyclable, made with Dupont Tynes. So when you are done using your toothbrush, you can literally pull them out and recycle the bristles. 
Branding & Private-labeling also available.
My two year old loves using his WooBamboo toothbrush. 
It's very soft and eco-friendly for his gentle mouth.

You can purchase WooBamboo Toothbrushes HERE.
Connect with WooBamboo on Facebook.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

*Giveaway*
Enter your chance to win a WooBamboo Kid's Sprout Eco-Friendly Toothbrush.
Open to US residents only.
The Giveaway starts on June 13th-June 20th.
Good Luck!

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Nuby Cool Sipper Cup Review

As a Nuby Mommy Blogger, I recieved the Cool Sipper Cup for review.

One thing that we go through a lot are sippy cups. Finding the right one that fits your child best can be frustrating. 
I would like to introduce you to the Nuby Insulated Cool Sipper. 
Nuby's Cool Sipper is insulated to keep baby's drink cold, which is wonderful for summer time! 
Love the design of the soft silicone spout. It's a great size for any baby's mouth.
I don't have to worry about the lid leaking or falling off, you will know when it's secure by hearing a "click" noise once it locks into place.
The Nuby Cool Sipper is not to big around, making it the right fit into any toddler's hands.
This is the perfect cup for my two year old. We absolutely love it! 
Lock and Secure.
No Leaks.
Cold Drink.

You can find the Nuby Cool Sipper at Target Stores.
Stay connected with Nuby's Facebook page, where their are monthly giveaways and contests.