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Cloth Diaper Giveaways – Roundup for 9/30/11 (Plus Linky for all Giveaways)

Cloth Diaper Giveaway Roundup

Fridays at mean cloth diaper giveaway roundup time. Every week, I list cloth diaper, accessory and baby wearing giveaways I’ve found for you to enter.

If you’d like me to list your cloth diaper, accessory, baby wearing (etc.) giveaway next week, send a link and description to maria at, or Fill out my contact form for readers.

bumgenius freetime

My giveaway for 3 Bumgenius Freetime Cloth Diapers, sponsored by Diaper Junction ends 10/6 and is open to the U.S. and Canada RC

The Cloth Diaper Whisperer

*Prizes from Fuzzibunz (no set end date, ends at 25k fans) Entry is through Facebook app, must “like” them on Facebook to enter

*GoGreen Diapers from Prengnancy and Newborn (ends 9/30) Daily form entry

*Babykicks 3G Pocket Diaper from Newly Crunchy Mama of 3 Mandatory GFC follow (ends 9/30) RC

*$30 Sew Crafty Baby GC from Grinning Cheek to Cheek (ends 9/30) Open to the U.S. and Canada

*Kawaii Diaper from Adventures in Fluff
(ends 9/30)

*Mini Maestro Diaper from Grinning Cheek to Cheek (ends 9/30) Open to the U.S. and Canada

*Cloth Diaper Package from Formula Mom
(ends 9/30) RC

*Rockin’ Green from The Photog Nazi Mandatory GFC follow (ends 9/30) RC

*GoGreen Champ Diaper & Adapt a Snap from Three Fabulous Mommies
Mandatory Facebook “like” (ends 9/30) RC

Mother-Ease Diaper & Cover from Funky Lindsay
(ends 9/30) GD

$100 Comfy Joey Slings GC from Nature Moms Two Mandatory Facebook “likes” (ends 9/30)

*Alva Baby Pocket Diaper from Midnight Mommy Mandatory GFC follow (ends 10/1) RC

*Little Bitty Things Wet Bags from Mommy of 1 and Counting (ends 10/1)

*Driline Baby Changing Pad Mandatory GFC follow (ends 10/2) open to Canada only RC

*Zippy Doo Diaper from Heart n Butterfly Mandatory GFC follow (ends 10/2) Open Worldwide

*Bitty Bee Newborn Diapers from Tree Huggin Mama Mandatory GFC follow (ends 10/2) Open to the U.S. and Canada RC

Dinkledooz Diaper from So Easy Being Green (ends 10/2) RC

Fuzzibunz Diaper from Doable Diapers Mandatory GFC follow (ends 10/2) RC

*Lollidoo Diaper from My This n That Life Mandatory GFC follow (ends 10/3) RC

*Bottombumpers Diaper from Healthy Baby Boutique and Life with my Littles Mandatory GFC follow (ends 10/3) RC

*Bumgenius Elemental from Little Love and Dibs Mandatory GFC follow (ends 10/3) GD

*Diaper Cover from The Little Green Bird and Dibs (ends 10/3) GD

*Little Bee Co Diaper from Tales from the Nursery (ends 10/3) Open Worldwide RC

*Happy Heinys Diaper from Maine Cloth Diaper Co & Sugar Pop Ribbons Mandatory GFC follow (ends 10/3) RC

Applecheeks Little Bundle from Diaper Deals Two mandatory Facebook “likes” (ends 10/3) Open to the U.S. and Canada RC

Sprout Change Diaper from Why Cloth Diaper Two mandatory Facebook “likes” (ends 10/4) RC

*3 Bottombumpers Diapers from Diaper Buddys and Beautifully Bella Faith (ends 10/4) RC

*Little Bee Co Diaper from Formula Mom (ends 10/4) RC

*Little Bee Co Diaper from Mama on a Green Mission (ends 10/4) Open Worldwide RC

*Best Bottom Diaper from Nicki’s Diapers Mandatory GFC follow and two Facebook “likes” (ends 10/4)

Fuzzibunz or Rumparooz Diaper from Changing Diapers and The Inquisitive Mom (ends 10/4) RC

Thirsties Duo Wrap & Prefold (ends 10/5) RC

*Pognae Carrier from Growing My Kids Reviews (ends 10/6)

*3 Bumgenius Freetime Diapers from Diaper Junction and Dirty Diaper Laundry (ends 10/6) Open to the U.S. and Canada RC

Baby K’Tan Carrier from Simple (ends 10/6)

Sweet Pea Diaper from Cloth Diaper Geek (ends 10/6) Open to the U.S. and Canada RC

Babyville Boutique Package from Happy Green Babies Mandatory Email Subscription (ends 10/6) RC

Cuteybaby Cover & Flushable Liners from Kelly Wels (ends 10/6) RC

*GroVia Hybrid Trial Pack from Happenings of the Harper Household Mandatory GFC follow (ends 10/7) RC

Buns Up Baby Diaper from Brookie’s Baby Bargains Mandatory GFC follow (ends 10/7) Open to the U.S. and Canada RC

Real Nappies Cover & Prefold from Mama on a Green Mission (ends 10/8) RC Open Worldwide (outside U.S. pays shipping)

Real Nappies Prefold & Cover from Formula Mom (ends 10/8) RC

Bee Bop Baby Cover from Cloth Diaper Addiction (ends 10/8) GD

*Knickernappies Diaper from Wee Little Changes (ends 10/9)

Cloth Diaper Insert from Cotton Bottom Mama (ends 10/9)

Rumparooz Lil Joey from The Green Nursery & The Tree Huggin’ Mama Mandatory GFC follow (ends 10/9) Open to the U.S. and Canada RC

3 Bumgenius Freetime Diapers from Diaper Junction and Cloth Diaper Geek (ends 10/9) Open to the U.S. and Canada RC

Fuzzibunz or Rumparooz Diaper from Changing Diapers and The Reynolds Mom (ends 10/9) RC

Kiwi Pie Diaper from The Green Nursery and Life with my Littles (10/9) RC

Thirsties Duo Wrap & Inserts from Crunchy Katie Mandatory GFC follow (ends 10/9) RC

Bummis Prefold & Cover from Take Time to Smell the Rose
Mandatory GFC follow (ends 10/9) Open to the U.S. and Canada

*Fuzzibunz Diaper from Changing Diapers and One Little Mister (ends 10/10) RC

*Itti Bitti Tutto from Beautifully Bella Faith (ends 10/10) RC

Pognae Baby Carrier from Thrifty Nifty Mommy (ends 10/10) GD

Babykicks Diaper from Mama Dweeb
(ends 10/10) Open to the U.S. and Canada

Rockin’ Baby Sling from Everything Mom & Baby (ends 10/11) Open to the U.S. and Canada GD

Thirsties Duo Diaper from Formula Mom (ends 10/11) Open to the U.S. and Canada RC

Babylegs from The Tree Huggin Momma Mandatory GFC follow and Facebook “like” (ends 10/11) RC

*$10 Everything Birth GC from Fluffy Bums (ends 10/12) RC

$20 Country Drawers GC from The Tree Huggin’ Mama Mandatory GFC follow (ends 10/12) Open to the U.S. and Canada RC

Swaddlebees Simplex Diaper from Sweep Tight (ends 10/13) RC

Fuzzibunz or Rumparooz Diaper from Changing Diapers & Padded Tush Stats (ends 10/15) GD

Action Baby Carrier from Dibs (ends 10/18) GD

$20 Haute Bottoms GC from Baby Giveaways Galore
Mandatory Facebook “like” (ends 10/19) RC

*giveaways that have been listed in a prior week’s roundup
RC Entries collected via Rafflecopter
GD Entries collected via Google Docs Form

You may enter any “family friendly” giveaway in the linky below. The form Blog name – Giveaway Item – Ending date works well. Please at least include the item and end date, and link directly to the giveaway.

View my where I list my giveaways post, to find more places to link up your giveaways!

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Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

SafeKidZone Winner

SafeKidZone Winner

After I deleted duplicate entries, there were 149 unique entrants, and 236 entries!

The winning entry is # 130, which is Kelly! Congratulations Kelly, I’m sending you an email now!

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Baby Products BPA Free Natural Personal Care Products Review

Jason Kids Only Toothpaste and MAM BPA/Phthlate/PVC Free Toothbrush Review

jason kids toothpaste and mam toothbrush

When I posted my Weleda Children’s Tooth Gel Review last year, someone mentioned the Jason Kids Only toothpaste. We’ve been using the Jason Kids Only Shampoo/Conditioner and have been happy with it, so I figured the toothpaste was worth a try. I was able to find it at Toys R Us and the 4.2 oz tube retails for under $6.

I’ve been meaning to write about this for literally 6 months, but with a lot of this stuff, I feel like there’s really not much to say unless it’s terrible, or somehow super amazing!

jason kids only toothpaste jason toothpaste ingredients

It does not contain: fluoride, sulfate, wheat, gluten, saccharin or artificial colors/flavors. The ingredients are: glycerin, water, silica, xylitol, xanthan gum, panthenol, aloe vera leaf juice, calendula flower extract, calcium carbonate, sodium lauroyl sarcosinate, and flavor.

jason toothpaste texture

I tasted a little bit of it and it has that typical strawberry-for-kids flavor. It’s easy to squeeze out, but doesn’t come out too fast. We’ve bought this twice, and I will probably continue to buy it as long as we need fluoride-free toothpaste.

mam toothbrush
mam toothbrush (2) mam toothbrush package

I also picked up a MAM toothbrush that’s BPA, Phthlate, lead and PVC free. It is shaped nicely to make it easy for little hands to use and hold, and I really haven’t found many other options for toothbrushes for little ones without all the icky stuff. The only thing that annoys me is that because of the way they are shaped, they won’t stay sitting on the counter bristles up. If you put some toothpaste on it and try to set it down, it rolls on it’s side and you end up with toothpaste all over the counter!

FTC compliance: I purchased the above products myself at normal prices. I was not compensated for this post and all opinions are my own.

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Personal Posts Pregnancy

Is Your Spouse/Significant Other Weirded Out by Any Pregnancy Oddities?

My husband is actually really squeamish, but he has done well with all the freaky weird stuff that comes along with pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and the like.

He didn’t bat an eyelash at the grotesque swelling, insane weight gain or the loud belches that seem to sneak up on unsuspecting pregnant women (not that I burp or have gas of any kind, tee-hee!) He didn’t seem bothered by the leaking, engorged chesticles, or the comically large nips that went along with them, nor any of the other many fluids that are part of the childbirth package.

I know at some point during or after each child’s birth, he wanted to say “OMG nasty,” hurl, pass out, or all three. Fortunately, he is smart enough to have done none of the above. Amazingly, he mentioned after my son’s birth that he saw the placenta and almost took a picture of it (still a a little mad at him for not taking a pic!!) and I was really surprised that his ears didn’t start ringing & the room didn’t start spinning when he saw it!

So what did he think was beyond bizarre? My belly button. Yep, the good old belly b. My button has never completely popped out, but a few weeks ago, I pointed out that it seemed like it was trying to. It almost had a lip at the top where it was starting to turn inside out (now it’s about 25% inside out, LOL)

I can’t remember exactly what he said, but it cracked me up. It was along the lines of “I should not be able to see the inside of your belly button. That’s unnatural and just plain wrong.”

Seriously, he seemed genuinely disturbed by this development. Not that he’s exactly in the running for the belly button of the year award either. He had an emergency surgery about 15 years ago that left him with a large, zipper-like scar down his entire abdomen. So yeah, he’s not going to be getting belly button model job offers any time soon either!

How about you? Does something about pregnancy creep your partner (or you!) out?

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Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

Babyville Boutique Winner

Babyville Boutique Winner

After I deleted a few duplicate entries (and it took me a while to sort through!) there were 272 entrants, with 452 entries in all! Remember that my screen shot shows 1 day left since I end my giveaways at 9:00 P.M. rather than Rafflecopter’s 12:01 A.M. Hopefully soon I will be able to change that!

The winning entry is #372, which is Tabitha Yates. Congratulations, I’m sending you an email to claim your prize!

I hope anyone who buys Babyville Boutique products will post a picture on the Facebook page of what you made!

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