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A Year of Fluff Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

Kissaluvs Fitted Winners


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119 people entered the main giveaway, for a total of 263 entries.
kissaluvs winner 2
18 people entered the bonus giveaway, for a total of 39 entries.
The winner of the main giveaway is #163, which is Jeanine.  The winner of the bonus giveaway is #10, which is Erika Frank-Poletto. 
Congratulations to the two winners, I’m emailing you both now!
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A Year of Fluff All In One Diapers Cloth Diapers Giveaway Made in the USA Review Sized Diapers Velcro/Aplix Closure WAHM made

Designs by Cace AIO Diaper Review & Giveaway (CLOSED 10/30)


Designs By Cace AIO Diaper

Designs by Cace is another WAHM brand, making sized fitteds, all-in-ones (AIOs) and covers, as well as nursing covers and slings.

Rear of Diaper front of diaper

I received a size medium AIO, which is estimated to fit 10-22 pounds.  Small fits about 5-10 pounds, and large about 20-35 pounds.

diaper innerlaundry tabs

front velcro back

The diaper has a soft minky inner, a 3 layer sewn in soaker (very trim, but probably best just for daytime) and velcro closures with laundry tabs.  I really like the black velcro closures, it’s a nice contrast and it’s different than other diapers.  I did notice a few areas where the stitching could have been a little tighter/neater, but it didn’t affect the function of the diaper at all.

The diaper is a smidge smaller than some other mediums I have; here it is compared to a one-size diaper on the medium setting:

Med designs by cace vs medium one size diaper

Here it is measured folded and stretched:

folded stretched

It fit my 18.5 pound guy just fine with plenty of room to grow.

diaper on 18.5 lb baby back of diaper

We didn’t have any leak or fit issues, and though it looks like it was digging into his belly, it’s just the way he was sitting.

front of diaper diaper on baby

A solid color medium AIO like I received, is just $10!  Wow!  Medium prints are $10-12.   A large AIO is $12, with prints ranging from $12-$15.  Smalls are a little less at $9 each.  Fleece covers are just $5-8!  These are very Daddy friendly and affordable enough to buy several and support a WAHM.

Giveaway: Designs by Cace is offering a winner any one in-stock item!

Here’s how to enter: All entries go in the form below.  Mandatory entries include name, email address, and your favorite Designs by Cace item.  Please feel free to leave a comment, but comments will not count as entries.  Post will be updated daily with the # of entries received.

I will accept entries until Saturday, October 30th 2010 at 9 P.M. Eastern.  I will select a winner using’s true random number generator and notify him/her by email.  Winner has 48 hours to respond before the prize is forfeited and a new winner is chosen.  View my giveaway rules page for complete details.  This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

Entries as of October 30th, 2010 at 9:00 P.M.: 97

FTC Compliance: I received the above diaper at no charge in order to review it.  I was not compensated for this post, and all opinions are my own.

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Weekly Friday Giveaway Roundup for October 22nd, 2010



Each Friday, I will post cloth diaper and babywearing giveaways that I’ve found, or that readers have submitted. The post will be accompanied by a linky where you may enter any family friendly (no “adult” products please!) giveaways, they do not need to be diaper related.

If you have a cloth diaper/accessory/babywearing giveaway you would like to be listed in the next giveaway roundup post, please email a link, blog name, giveaway title, end date and photo (if applicable) to maria at change-diapers dot com. I want to keep the featured giveaways to cloth, accessories & babywearing only please.

This week’s giveaway finds:

The Cloth Diaper Whisperer

a year of fluff cloth diaper event

More giveaways coming during my “Year of Fluff” event!

kissaluvs 0 fitted

My Kissaluvs Fitted Giveaway ends tomorrow, 10/23

wee bonnie botts aio

My Wee Bonnie Botts Giveaway ends 10/26

eli monster aio

My Eli Monster Giveaway ends 10/27

Plump O/S AI2

My PLUMP giveaway ends 10/28

Mom’s Best Bests is giving away an American Girl Felicity Doll ending 11/18.  This is totally un-diaper related and most of you have no interest, but I want to get an extra entry for blogging about the giveaway.  Anyway, if you have a little girl she will be big someday, hard as that is to believe, so you might want to enter and hang on to the doll if you win.  But you better not win, because that would mean I didn’t.  Hee.  Sorry folks.  moving right along!  🙂

Tidbit Couture Wool AI2 Diaper Cover Set from Wishing Penny Mandatory GFC follow (ends 10/30)

Bummas Wipes from Your World: Healthy and Natural  (ends 10/29)

$20 credit to Wee Little Changes from Children Teaching Mama (ends 11/3)

$10 Gift Certificate to Abby’s Lane from Monkey Tales mandatory GFC follow (ends 11/18)

Thirsties Duo Wrap and Hemp Prefold from The Small Town Mom (ends 10/29)

Mother-Ease Fitted and Cover from A Mommy’s Blessings Mandatory GFC follow (ends 10/29)

Boba 2G Classic Carrier from Giveaways and More (ends 10/30)

Boba Organic Baby Carrier from A Mom’s Balancing Act (ends 11/7)

Boba Classic Baby Carrier from Jolly Mom (ends 11/2)

Ergo Baby Carrier from Homegrown Families Mandatory Facebook Like, comment and GFC follow (ends 11/10)

Ergo Baby Carrier from Familylicious Reviews Mandatory GFC follow (ends 11/14)

Rethink Crafts Diaper Cover from Life of a Slightly Crunchy SAHM of Drama Queens (ends 11/7)

The Baby Store Plus $25 Gift Card from Children Teaching Mama (ends 11/6)

Sprout Change Super Saver Starter Kit from Baby Making Machine and The Willow Store (ends 10/27)

Doopsy SD Diaper from Dirty Diaper Laundry (ends 11/1)

Thirsties Duo Wrap and Hemp Prefold from Cakeblast (ends 11/5)

Snap EZ Trainers from The Cloth Diaper Report (ends 10/28)

Planet Wise hanging wet/dry bag from Monkey Tales Mandatory GFC follow (ends 11/18)

Bummas Wipes from Biehl Adventures (ends 10/28)

AMP Duo Diaper from Chubby Cheeks Thinks (ends 11/4)

Mother-Ease Fitted and Cover from A Mom’s Take (ends 11/5)

Bum Essentials AI2 from Mama to 4 Blessings Mandatory GFC follow (ends 11/4)

Giveaways still running from last week:

fleece diaper covers

3 diaper covers by Zizzies and Izzies from Rachel’s Reviews and Giveaways (ends 11/4) Mandatory GFC follow

amber teething necklace

Bouncing Woolies Dryer Balls from Happily Southern (ends tomorrow, 10/23) Mandatory Facebook like, Facebook wall comment AND Twitter like so this will turn many off, but it means your odds should be pretty good!
Ergo Baby Carrier from The Marci Factor (ends 10/28) Mandatory GFC blog follow and Ergo Facebook like

Kissaluvs Marvels AIO from Shining to Save (ends 10/30)

$10 Gift Certificate to Snuggle Hugs from Snuggle Hugs & The Cloth Diaper Retailer Cooperative (ends 10/30) – rules are a little confusing, looks like they are allowing entries on Facebook as well?
Ergo Baby Carrier from Connected Mom (have to follow the blog and/or join their community) (ends…?  10/31??)

You may enter any family friendly giveaway in the linky below. The form Blog name – Giveaway Item – Ending date works well. At a minimum, please include the item and end date, and link directly to the giveaway.

Please view my post on where I list my giveaways to find more great places to link up!

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Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

Kawaii Pocket Diaper from Sew Crafty Baby – Winner!


142 people entered with a total of 232 entries into the Kawaii Baby Pocket diaper giveaway, sponsored by Sew Crafty Baby!
The winner is entry #73, which is Brandy Nelson!  Congratulations Brandy, I’m emailing you now!
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A Year of Fluff All In Two Diapers Cloth Diapers Giveaway Made in the USA One Size Diapers Review Snap Closure WAHM made

PLUMP Diapers AI2 Review & Giveaway (CLOSED 10/28)


Plump O/S AI2

PLUMP Diapers are made by WAHM Kassi.  Now that I’ve gotten my hands on a PLUMP, you’re going to have to listen to me gush about another amazing WAHM.

plump mailplump packaging

we love it already

My son has never shown interest in a diaper before.  He snatched this from me as soon as I got it out of the package!

ooga booga snaps ooga booga cotton velour

I know Ooga Booga fabric seems to be “love it” or “hate it.  I love the monsters, but I’ve never cared for any of the fabrics.  When they were supposed to be printing a turquoise on brown ooga fabric, I was poised to buy some from a fabric co-op so I could have a custom diaper made.  Unfortunately, they didn’t end up printing the brown.  When Kassi agreed to allow me to review for her, I was just happy to get to try a PLUMP.  I was really excited when she said she wanted to make me a custom!  So, I chose the Turquoise ooga Cotton Velour (CV) with a minky inner.  I asked for gender neutral snaps and I was so surprised to see adorable OOGA snaps!!


The craftsmanship is just incredible.

snapswing snaps

PLUMPs do have 10 jillion snaps (OK so 4 on each wing) which makes me feel a little short of breath (LOL).  In the end, I cheated and only closed the outer and inner most snaps on each wing and it worked just fine.  The good thing about having so many snaps, is that it gives you so many options; you’ll never find yourself needing a snap where there isn’t one.  Kassi will include hip snap covers upon request (50 cents per pair), so soft fabric (rather than a snap) will touch your baby’s skin once the outer most snaps (hip snaps) are no longer needed.

snap down rise

This PLUMP all-in two (AI2) is one-size via a “fold down” rise.  What makes it unique is that it actually snaps into place.  So, you don’t have to try to hold it down on a wiggly baby while simultaneously trying to snap the wings.

Here it is on the small setting:

small settingsmall setting front

small setting rear

Here is the small setting, measured folded and stretched:

small folded small stretched

Large folded and stretched:

large folded large stretched

My diaper has a minky inner, and petal style soakers that snap together.  The layers are (deep breath!): Minky/Organic Bamboo Fleece (OBF)/ZORB/OBF and OBF/ZORB/OBF/Cotton Velour (CV).  Minky touches baby’s skin, with 8 layers of absorbency in the soakers!

bubble minky inner 

minky and cv soakerssoakers snap together

It also has this spiffy laundry snap, which allows you to hang the diaper with no clothes pins!

laundry snaplaundry snap closed

laundry snap in use

If you’re new around these-here parts, you don’t already know that my son is a little peanut.  He’s 17 months old (or he will be on Saturday) and he’s about 18.5 pounds and 30 inches.  Here he is wearing the large (unfolded rise) setting:

large on baby-rear large on baby side

side of large on seated babylarge on baby front seated

large on baby front

 I was able to put the diaper on him, on the small setting, while he was wiggling around on my lap, upside down.  So much for my fear of all the snaps, huh?  I win, snaps, I win!

putting the small setting on

One thing that I love about this diaper is that I don’t have to fold the soakers!  Even on the small setting, just pull them up over baby, close the diaper, and you’re done.  They don’t hang out of the diaper!  When I was looking over the diaper when I first got it, the soakers seemed thick, and I wondered how it would work.  It wasn’t until I put it on him that I realized they are sized such that they don’t need to be folded.  So, you get all the absorbency without all the folding, and the diaper is no more “plump” (hee hee) than others!

small setting 18.5 lb baby small setting rear

small setting side small setting front

We have used this diaper several times and we’ve never had a leak, including fruit/fruit juice induced (and gag-inducing) messes.  The one-size diapers are estimated to fit 10-35 pounds.

small frontsmall back

All-in-twos retail for about $18-$21; fitteds about $16-$19.  You can find PLUMP Diapers on Hyenacart, as well as the Cuties With Cloth Booties Congo and the Bliss Congo.  Kassi also makes incredible, one-of-a-kind diapers like this Sun/moon Minky AI2 and this Oh Christmas Tree Diaper (which kind of makes me want M&Ms).  She also makes embellished diapers, like this Bat AI2, this blue snowflake diaper and this red snowflake diaper.

Giveaway: PLUMP Diapers is offering some lucky stiff a custom PLUMP. You can choose an AI2, Fitted or Pocket tester in your choice of fabric.  (Does not include pieced or one of a kind diapers, hard to find or premium fabric.)  Please notice PLUMP’s note: “Ours is a non-smoking home.  We do have pets.  They don’t smoke either.”

Here’s how to enter: All entries go in the form.  Feel free to express your fluff envy in the comments, but comments don’t count as entries.  Mandatory entries include name, email address and your favorite PLUMP item (available or sold) from the PLUMP store, the Cuties With Cloth Booties Congo or the Bliss Congo.  You may take advantage of the bonus entry for “liking” PLUMP on Facebook.  I highly recommend it, especially since she has a 10% discount code just for Facebook fans right now, and offers discounts to her fans from time to time!

I will accept entries until Thursday, October 28th 2010 at 9 P.M. Eastern.  I will select a winner using’s true random number generator and notify him/her by email.  Winner has 48 hours to respond before the prize is forfeited and a new winner is chosen.  View my giveaway rules page for complete details.  This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

Entries as of October 28th, 2010 at 9:00 P.M.: 284

FTC Compliance: I received the pictured diaper at no charge, in order to write this review.  I was not compensated for this post, I was not requested or required to write a positive review, and all opinions are my own.

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