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Cloth Diaper Giveaway Roundup for 10/7/11 (Plus Linky for all Giveaways)

Cloth Diaper Giveaway Roundup

Cloth diaper giveaway time! Each Friday, I list cloth diaper, accessory and baby wearing giveaways from all over the blogosphere, so you don’t have to hunt for them.

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.

AMP Diaper

My AMP Sized Duo Cloth Diaper giveaway ends 10/11 and is open to the U.S. and Canada RC

Thirsties Duo Diaper

My Thirsties Duo Cloth Diaper Giveaway ends 10/13 and is open to the U.S. and Canada


BumGenius XS Newborn AIO 1
My Bumgenius Newborn Cloth Diaper Giveaway ends 10/14 and is open to the U.S. and Canada RC

Bumgenius Cloth Diapers

My giveaway for 3 Bumgenius 4.0 Cloth Diapers ends 10/17 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

*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 Intro Pack from Ecomomical Me (ends 10/7) RC

Thirsties Duo Diaper from Breastfeed Babywear Cloth Diaper Mandatory GFC follow (ends 10/7) 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

Earthsling from Mommy of 1 and Counting (ends 10/9)

*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

Boba Baby Carrier from Everything Mom and Baby Mandatory Facebook “like” (ends 10/9) RC

*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

Sew is Your Baby Diaper from Cloth Diaper Contests & Giveaways (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

5 Cloth Diapers from Anderson’s Angels Mandatory GFC follow (ends 10/11) RC

Fuzzibunz Diaper, $20 Sandbox Lane GC & Rockin’ Green Detergent from According to Jenny Mandatory GFC follow (ends 10/11) Open to the U.S. and Canada RC

2 Thirsties Duo Diapers (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

Earth Mama Angel Baby Bottom Balm from The Little Hedgehog
Mandatory GFC follow (ends 10/12) RC

Happy Heinys Diapers from Cloth Diaper Blog (ends 10/12) Open to the U.S. and Canada RC

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

Best Bottom Diaper from The Tree Huggin Mama
Mandatory GFC follow (ends 10/13) RC

$15 Eco Mom GC from Mindfully Frugal Mom Mandatory GFC follow and Facebook “like” (ends 10/13) RC

$25 Diaper Daisy GC from Baby Dickey (ends 10/13) RC

Planet Wise Wet/Dry Bags from Kelly Wels (ends 10/13) RC

GoGreen Champ Pocket Diaper from Measuring Flower Mandatory GFC follow (ends 10/14) RC

Softbums Diaper from Crazy 4 Fluff Mandatory GFC follow (ends 10/14)

Onya Baby Carrier from Everything Mom and Baby (ends 10/14) Open to the U.S. and Canada

Palm Tree Diaper Cover from Cloth Diaper Outlet and Life with My Littles Mandatory GFC follow (ends 10/14) RC

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

Bummas Wipes from Girly Girl Giveaways Mandatory Facebook “like” (ends 10/16)

Mini Maestro Newborn Cloth Diaper Bundle from The Tree Huggin Mama Mandatory GFC follow (ends 10/17) Open to the U.S. and Canada RC

Fuzzibunz or Rumparooz Diaper from Changing Diapers and West Coast Mama (ends 10/17)

Glow Bug Diapers from Formula Mom (ends 10/17) Open to the U.S. and Canada

United by Fluff Cloth Wipes from Dibs (ends 10/17) RC

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

Tiny Tush Diaper from Job Description Mommy (ends 10/18)

Fuzzibunz or Rumparooz Diaper from Changing Diapers and Eco Baby Mama Drama (ends 10/18)

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

$10 Zippy Doo Diapers GC from Emily’s Latest (ends 10/19) RC

Envibum Diaper from The Tree Huggin Mama Mandatory GFC follow (ends 10/19) RC

Itti Bitti Tutto from Bippy Baby (ends 10/21) RC

Wool Liners from Babee Greens and Midwestern Moms (ends 10/21) RC

$25 EcoMom GF from Sapsmama Mandatory GFC follow (ends 10/23) RC

Beco Baby Carrier from Peace Love & Poop
Mandatory GFC follow and Facebook “like” (ends 10/31) 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

Bumgenius Freetime Cloth Diapers from Diaper Junction – Winner!

Bumgenius Winner

Whew!! After I sorted through all these entries, there were 380 unique entrants, and 1513 valid entries!!

The winning entry is #571, which is Krystyn.

Congrats Krystyn, I’m sending you an email now!

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Cloth Diapers Giveaway Inserts Made in the USA Microfiber Natural Fiber Pocket Diapers Snap Closure Two Size/Staged Diapers Velcro/Aplix Closure Virtual Baby Shower Event

Thirsties Duo Cloth Diaper Giveaway (CLOSED 10/13) US/Canada

Thirsties Duo Diaper

I bought my Thirsties Duo Diaper and published my Thirsties Duo Diaper review about 16 months ago. Take a look at it for all the detailed photos, info and measurements! (It is one that migrated from blogger to WordPress, so the text is a little squished, sorry! Manually fixing the spacing on all those posts is on my to-do list!)

16 months later and I still love this diaper. I bought the size two, which fit my son at a year old, and still fits him at 28 months old, with lots of room to grow. I haven’t had any of the longevity issues with the Velcro that I’ve had with some other diapers.

Thirsties duo diapers

The Duo Diapers are “one-size style” with 3 snap down rise settings, but they come in two sizes. Size 1 is estimated to fit 6-18 lbs and size 2 fits 18-40 lbs. This means that two sizes of diapers should get you all the way through potty training.

I love this diaper not only because the open-on-both-ends pocket actually does allow the insert to agitate out in the wash, but for the insert itself. It’s actually two inserts that snap together: a 2-layer microfiber insert and a 5 layer 55% hemp, 45% cotton insert. You don’t need to unsnap them to wash, and not being sewn together means they are easier to get clean. I did notice that over time, they shrunk a little unevenly so they don’t lay exactly flat against each other, but once they’re in the diaper, you can’t tell. The microfiber/hemp combo is a favorite of mine. Put the microfiber side closest to baby so the moisture is wicked away quickly, then the hemp layer underneath locks it away. This is definitely a reliable “car ride” diaper!

The Duo Diaper retails for $18.50 in solid colors, and Thirsties just added “mud” (brown) to the lineup! The prints, including the adorable owl print, retail for $19.50. Thirsties also just announced that the Duo Diapers are now available with snap closures!!

Be sure to request a Thirsties print catalog and “like” Thirsties on Facebook!

Giveaway: Thirsties is offering one winner a duo diaper in his/her choice of size (one: 6-18 lb or two: 18-40 lb), solid color and closure (subject to availability!) ARV $18.50. Entries go in the Rafflecopter form.

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Eco-Friendly/Green Giveaway Recycling Review Toys Virtual Baby Shower Event

Zoobies Blankie Babies / Blanket Pet Review & Giveaway (CLOSED 10/13)

Zoobies Banner Logo-Blankie Babies

Clearly I’ve been living in the dark ages, because I had never heard of Zoobies until about a month ago! If you’ve been living under the same rock I had been, Zoobies are plush “friends” that become a pillow, and have a fleece blanket inside.

Lencho the Lion-PlushOlivia- Plush

The original blanket pets retail for $35, and are available in 24 adorable animals. Their sizes vary based on which animal you choose, but they are quite large, and the blanket measures 34″ x 44.” 9 adorable Storytime Pals feature your favorite characters, and retail for $38. Three slumber pets have sleeping bags inside instead and retail for $50. All are recommended for ages 3+, but safety tested for all ages.

Baby Tama the Tortoise-Plush

I knew I couldn’t get one for one child and not the other, so instead I let them work together to choose one for the new baby. They both loved the Olivia Storytime pal, but we decided on the Baby Tama the Tortoise Blankie Baby.

Zoobies 1Zoobies 3 face

The 6 cute blankie babies are smaller versions of the blanket pets, that are recommended for ages 0-2 and retail for $25.

Zoobies 10 28 inches longZoobies 11 22 inches wide

They still serve as a friend, pillow and have a blanket measuring approximately 30″ x 24″ inside.

Zoobies 9 super soft with silky cornerZoobies 2 teether

They also have a silky soft square on the blanket corner, and a detachable teething ring.

Zoobies 4 closed as toyZoobies 5 to open up
Zoobies 6 flat as pillow

Velcro underneath allows it to turn from a cuddly stuffed animal to a pillow.

Zoobies 7 zippered pocket for blanketZoobies 8 blanket can zip off
Zoobies 12 top view with blanket out but attached

The blanket zips off for laundering, and it was not difficult to stuff it back in!

Zoobies 13 turtle about 10 inches longZoobies 14 turtle about 10 inches wide

They’re not overwhelmingly large for the under two crowd, have squishy soft heads, and Zoobies polyester fill is made of recycled plastic (PET) bottles!

Giveaway: Zoobies is offering one of my readers the product of his/her choice (ARV $25-$50.) Entries go in the Rafflecopter form.

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Giveaway Natural Personal Care Products Review Virtual Baby Shower Event

Earth Mama Angel Baby A Little Something for Mama to Be Review & Giveaway US/Canada (CLOSED 10/12)


Earth Mama Angel Baby (EMAB) has fabulous, toxin-free products for pregnancy, postpartum, breastfeeding, baby and family as well as gifts. They have a line of baby loss comfort products, as well as the Healing Hearts Baby Loss Comfort website and Healing Hearts Baby Loss Comfort Facebook page.

I have a soft spot for EMAB because more than a year and a half ago, I had only been blogging for around 4 months, and I was just getting up the guts to try and ask for sponsors for the blog. Not only did I get to review the Earth Mama Angel Baby Bottom Balm and Happy Mama Body Wash, but Tracey of EMAB actually took the time to talk to me on the phone and direct me to several great resources. Do you believe that a year and a half later, we still haven’t used all of our bottom balm? A little goes such a long way, and cloth was really the rash cure for us!

Anyway, EMAB sent me the “A Little Something for Mama to Be” gift package, as well as the New Mama Bottom Spray.


A Little Something For Mama-To-Be Includes:
Happy Mama Hand to Toe Wash 1.67oz
Happy Mama Spray 1oz
Earth Mama Body Butter 2oz
Natural Stretch Oil 1oz
Organic Morning Wellness Tea (2 bags)

When I received this package, I thought about what an awesome gift this would be for a Mama who just shared the news she was expecting. Especially a Mama who is expecting her second, third (etc.) child and is far to busy with the other kids to pamper herself, and is unlikely to receive gifts this time around!


The Earth Mama Body Butter contains organic ingredients, no artificial fragrances, preservatives or dyes and zero toxins! It is delicately scented, absorbs into skin thoroughly, and is heaven for itchy pregnant skin!

Ingredients: Aloe barbadensis (organic aloe) leaf juice, Olea europaea (organic olive) fruit oil, Helianthus annuus (organic sunflower) seed oil, Kosher vegetable glycerin, Butyrospermum parkii (organic shea) butter, Olivoyl hydrolyzed wheat protein, Cetearyl alcohol, Glyceryl oleate, Glyceryl stearate, Citrus sinensis (organic sweet orange) oil, Aspalathus linearis (organic rooibos) leaf extract, Simmondsia chinensis (organic jojoba) seed oil, Calendula officinalis (organic calendula) flower extract, Borago officinalis (organic borage) seed oil, Rubus idaeus (organic red raspberry) seed oil, Citrus aurantium amara (neroli) oil, Vanilla planifolia (organic vanilla) extract, Xanthan gum


The Happy Mama Hand to Toe Wash contains no petrochemicals, petroleum or petroleum byproducts, 1,4-Dioxane, formaldehyde, or phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfate, cocomidopropyl betaine or other synthetic foaming agents or surfactants, no artificial preservatives, parabens, phenoxyethanol, Quaternium-15 etc. and no artificial emulsifiers. It has a natural, citrus-y ginger scent that would help ease the quease, though luckily I was over the morning sickness stage by the time I received this package!

Ingredients: Saponified Cocos nucifera (organic coconut) oil, Saponified Olea europaea (organic olive) oil, Aloe barbadensis (organic aloe) leaf juice, Kosher vegetable glycerin, Butyrospermun parkii (organic shea) butter, Potassium citrate, Zingiber officinalis (ginger) oil, Citrus paradisi (organic grapefruit) peel oil, Citrus aurantifolia (organic lime) oil, Vanilla planifolia (organic vanilla) bean extract, Calendula officinalis (organic calendula) extract.


Happy Mama Spray is an aromatherapy spray that the whole family will love (if you share!) It is made with a safe, proprietary blend that includes lime and ginger pure essential oils.

Ingredients: water, Citrus aurantifolia (organic lime) essential oil, Zingiber officinale (ginger) essential oil, Citrus reticulate (tangerine) essential oil, Citrus sinensis (organic sweet orange) essential oil, Olea europa (organic olive ) oil, Cananga idirata gebyuba (ylang ylang) essential oil and Borago officinalis (borage) flower essence.


The Natural Stretch Oil is vegan, cruelty free and conains no nut oils. Of course, it has zero toxins and no artificial preservatives, fragrance or color. You can use it for itchy pregnant bellies, as a massage oil (or for perineal massage) or even as a bath oil!

Ingredients: Vitis vinifera (grape) seed oil, Simmondsia chinensis (organic jojoba) seed oil, Borago officinalis (organic borage) seed oil, Matricaria recutita (organic chamomile) extract, Calendula officinalis (organic calendula) extract, a proprietary blend of Citrus sinensis (organic orange) essential oil, Citrus aurantium dulsis (neroli) oil.

Lastly, the Organic Morning Wellness Tea is USDA Certified 100% Organic & Certified Kosher, and contains ginger root and spearmint, a hint of Peppermint, Chamomile and Lemon Balm with a little Orange Peel for flavor. It is caffeine free and packaged in biodegradable, easy to brew tea bags with compostable overwrap. Again, I’m over the morning sickness phase, but my BFF recently received some fantastic news and is in dire need of these, so I’ve passed them on to her. 🙂

Ingredients: Zingiber officinale (organic ginger) root, Mentha spicata (organic spearmint) leaf, Matricaria recutita (organic chamomile) flower, Citrus sinensis (organic orange) peel, Melissa officinalis (organic lemon balm) leaf, Mentha piperita (organic peppermint) leaf.


The other item I received was not part of the above package, and that is the New Mama Bottom Spray. It sounds weird to say this, but I’m looking forward to trying this. Ideally sure, the baby would slip right out with nary a scratch or swelling, but let’s be realistic here! Even the easiest births will leave you uncomfortable for a while, and that’s where this soothing perineal mist comes in! With witch hazel, lavender and peppermint oil, it will soothe postpartum discomfort, and the bottle even sprays upside down! As usual, toxin free and nothing artificial! You can even use it for sunburn, puffy eyes, razor burn and more!

Ingredients: water, Hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) leaf extract, Cucumis sativus (cucumber) extract, kosher vegetable glycerin, proprietary blend of Lavendula angustifolia (organic lavender) oil, Mentha piperita (organic peppermint) oil..

You can use all of Earth Mama Angel Baby’s products with no worries about any harm to yourself, your family or your baby from toxins or artificial anything!

Be sure to “like” Earth Mama Angel Baby on Facebook, follow Earth Mama Angel Baby on Twitter and follow the Earth Mama Angel Baby blog!

Giveaway: Earth Mama Angel Baby is offering one of my readers an “A Little Something for Mama to Be” gift pack (ARV $19.95)

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