Monthly Archives: Feb 2012

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Diaper Junction Has a Cloth Diaper Service!

Everyone knows that Diaper Junction is one of my favorite places to buy cloth diapers, so I wanted to share their big news with you!

Diaper Junction’s New Diaper Service!
Do you live in Virginia Beach near Diaper Junction? Did you know that Diaper Junction has branched out and has expanded their offerings to include a Cloth Diaper Service?

Diaper Junction is located on the south side of Hampton Roads. Their Virginia Beach Cloth Diaper Laundry Service serves most areas of Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Hampton, and Newport News.

About Diaper Junction’s Cloth Diaper Laundry Service: (from
As your favorite family-owned and operated cloth diaper retailer, Diaper Junction has been serving the cloth diapering community both locally, and virtually via the World Wide Web for more than 8 years. With over 10 years of cloth diapering experience, Diaper Junction is ready to embark in the next phase of serving our community and is proud to now begin offering a Cloth Diaper Laundry Service!

Throughout the years we’ve been committed to providing families with the cloth diapering options and support they need in order to use cloth diapers with success. Through our new Laundry Service we’ll be able to reach more families and add even more convenience for those who want to use cloth diapers.

Have questions about the service? Have questions about using cloth diapers? Not a problem! We provide support via phone and email and we even offer demonstrations to teach you how how to use our diapers and make the most of our service.

Need help making the transition from laundering your own cloth diapers to using our Laundry Service? Don’t worry, we’re here to help! Whether you want to use the service temporarily and then begin laundering your own, use the service part-time, or you want to use the service full time, we’ll walk you through it every step of the way.

One Stop Shop!
We have a large in-stock supply of cloth diapers and all the accessories you’ll need! Stop by and shop our warehouse. Better yet, Diaper Service customers get free product delivery. Just order online and we’ll deliver your items on your delivery day!

Affordable Rental Options
We do not charge a flat weekly rate. Why pay for more diapers than you need? You only pay for the amount you order. Our “pay only for what you actually need” philosophy is perfect for those who only want to cloth diaper part-time or simply do not need a laundry service full-time.

We also offer a variety of packages to get you started. Want to just give our service a try? Sign up for our Test Drive Package. Want to take the plunge with great savings!?! We offer an all inclusive Deluxe Starter Package at a huge discount or you can start using our Cloth Diaper Laundry Service part-time for as little as $13 per week, including pick up and delivery!

Serving the community
We are extremely proud to tell everyone that we have teamed up with Chesapeake Service Systems, Inc to wash our diapers. CSS is a local non-profit laundry facility that employs adults with disabilities, autism and other intellectual disabilities. We are happy to support this organization in their mission to provide work opportunities in an environment that will stimulate development, improve the health and quality of life, as well as providing a sense of worth and dignity to this very special group of people.

To read more about Diaper Junction’s new Cloth Diaper Service and their prices please visit

FTC compliance: I was not compensated for this post, and all opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.

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Cloth Diapering Detergents Stripping Washing

Washing Cloth Diapers – What’s the Best Way?

washing cloth diapers

Washing Cloth Diapers

Want the too long;didn’t read version? Here’s the cliffs notes:

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Affiliates BPA Free Discount Natural Household Products Reusable Products Review Sale

Lifefactory Glass Beverage Bottles

lifefactory glass water bottle 1

Without going into great detail, I wanted a reusable bottle that wasn’t plastic or metal (that leaves glass, LOL!) and was easy to sip without a straw. It also needed to be easy to clean, and I preferred not to have to unscrew a lid each time. I’d heard of Lifefactory glass baby bottles, and I happened to be browsing around the time their flip tops were introduced. They were (and still are at the time of my writing) part of’s buy 3 get 1 free promo, so I bought 4!

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They have a silicone sleeve to make it easier to grip & less likely to break (though they are still glass of course!) You don’t have to remove the sleeve to wash the bottle, and the whole shebang is dishwasher safe.

lifefactory glass water bottle 4 measurements

They are available in 22 ounce bottles and 16 ounce bottles. I pre-ordered all 4, but only the 22 ounce bottles arrived. The 16 ounce bottle hasn’t shipped yet.

lifefactory glass water bottle 5 thick glass interch tops

The tops are interchangable between sizes, and you can buy the tops separately.

lifefactory glass water bottle 6 flip top

The flip top moves all the way back out of the way, or just push it back a little bit. The handle makes it really easy to carry.

I haven’t broken one yet and the water tastes great. The opening could stand to be a tiny bit bigger. I like the oval shape (I don’t dump water on myself) but it kind of makes a “glug glug glug” noise as the water comes out.

The 22 ounce bottles (including flip cap and sleeve) are $24.99. 16 ounce bottles are $22.99. The bottles with the standard screw on caps are cheaper, and Amazon’s prices are a little less all around.

I love these & I wish they had a thick glass “cup” with sleeve for kids who are too big for sippies but not quite big enough for regular glasses!

FTC compliance: I purchased the pictured items at normal retail prices, with a promotion available to the general public. I was not compensated for this post, and all opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.

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Friday Giveaway Linky Giveaways Linky

Cloth Diaper Giveaway Roundup for 2/24/12 (Plus Linky for All Giveaways)

Cloth Diaper Giveaway Roundup

Every Friday I list cloth diaper giveaways, along with giveaways for cloth diaper accessories & baby wearing goodies. Hopefully you are entering & winning!

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.

abbys lane giveaway

My Bumgenius, Tiny Tush & Planet Wise Giveaway (sponsored by Abby’s Lane) ends 3/6 RC


My Knickernappies cloth diaper giveaway ends 3/8 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

*Buns Up Baby Diaper from Just Add Cloth (ends 2/24) RC

*Ergo Baby Carrier from Eco Crazy Mom 25 mandatory Facebook “likes” (ends 2/24) RC

*Dry Bunz Diaper from Zephyr Hill Mandatory Etsy Favorite (ends 2/24) Open to the U.S. and Canada RC

*Bumgenius Freetime from Modern Cloth & Life With My Littles Mandatory GFC follow (ends 2/24) RC

*Lotus Bumz Diaper from The Tree Huggin Mama (ends 2/24) Open to the U.S. and Canada RC

*Beco Baby Carrier from Daily Mothering Mandatory Facebook “like” (ends 2/25) RC

*Thirsties Duo AIO from Daily Mothering (ends 2/25) Open to the U.S. and Canada RC

Rumparooz Cover from the Mom’s Milk Boutique Blog (ends 2/25) RC

*Cloth Wipes from Water Rolls Uphill Mandatory follow and Facebook “like” (ends 2/26) RC

*Mabu Baby Diaper from Shaky Mommy (ends 2/26) RC

*Incredibella Diaper from Zephyr Hill Mandatory Facebook “like” and email subscription (ends 2/26)

*Rockin’ Green Detergent from Contemplate Cloth Mandatory GFC follow (ends 2/27) RC

*Fuzzibunz Diaper from A Mommy’s Blessings Mandatory GFC follow (ends 2/27)

*Bumgenius Diaper Sprayer from Kissed by the Moon & Conservamom Three mandatory Facebook “likes” (ends 2/27) RC

$15 Kelly’s Closet GC from Changing Diapers & Chic Momma Mandatory Facebook “like” (ends 2/27) RC

*$15 Country Drawers GC from Dibs (ends 2/28) Open to the U.S. and Canada RC

*$20 Ultimate Green Store GC from Stuff Parents Need (ends 2/28) RC

*Boba Baby Carrier or Wrap from Mama on a Green Mission Mandatory Facebook “like” (ends 2/28) RC

*gDiapers Starter Kit (ends 2/29) Form entry

*Boba Baby Carrier from Peace Love & Poop (ends 2/29) Open to the U.S. and Canada RC

*Flip, Fuzzibunz, Thirsties etc. $100 Prize Package from Cloth Diaper Revival (ends 2/29) RC

*Babykicks Fitted from so Easy Being Green (ends 2/29) RC

*gDiaper from All Things Diapers & Padded Tush Stats (ends 2/29) Open to the U.S. and Canada RC

*Couture Fluff Diaper from Padded Tush Stats (ends 2/29) Open to the U.S. and Canada RC

*Oeko Popo Cover & Insert from Padded Tush Stats (ends 2/29) Open to the U.S. and Canada RC

*GroVia Trainer from Padded Tush Stats (ends 2/29) Open to the U.S. and Canada RC

*Applecheeks Diaper from Padded Tush Stats (ends 2/29) Open to the U.S. and Canada RC

Bumgenius 4.0 from Kissed by the Moon and Life With My Littles Mandatory GFC follow (ends 2/29) RC

Ones & Twos Diaper from The Maven of Social Media (ends 2/29) Open to the U.S. and Canada RC

GroVia Trainer from The Maven of Social Media (ends 2/29) RC

Kushies Diapers from Parents Connect (ends 2/29) Daily entry, must register

*Booty Buns Diaper from Measuring Flower (ends 3/1) RC

Seven Slings gift set from Eight Days a Week Mom Mandatory Facebook “like” (ends 3/2) RC

Tender Tush GC from Life With My Littles Mandatory GFC follow (ends 3/2) Open worldwide RC

*Booty Buns Diaper from Daily Mothering (ends 3/3) RC

Lil Helper Diaper, Wet Bag & Wipes from On Being a Mom Two mandatory Facebook “likes” (ends 3/3) RC

Bummas Wipes from Emily Reviews (ends 3/3)

Thirsties Duo AIO from So Easy Being Green (ends 3/4) Open to the U.S. and Canada RC

Thirsties Duo AIO from According to Jenny (ends 3/4) Open to the US. and Canada RC

*Sunbaby Diaper from Green Mama Jama Mandatory GFC follow (ends 3/5) RC

*Fuzzibunz Diaper from First Time Mom Mandatory Facebook “like” (ends 3/5) Open to the U.S. and Canada RC

Rumparooz Diaper from Mama B (ends 3/5) RC

Perfect Bum Diaper from Contemplate Cloth Mandatory GFC follow (ends 3/5) RC

Eco Posh Fitted from The Green Nursery and Dirty Diaper Laundry (ends 3/5) RC

Baby by Danish Wet Bag from Trying To Go Green Mandatory GFC follow and Facebook “like” (ends 3/5) RC

Charlie Banana Diaper from The Gnome’s Mom (ends 3/5) Open to the U.S. and Canada RC

*Booty Buns Diaper from Mommy Kat & Kids (ends 3/7) RC

Sprout Change Wool Cover from Greenie Beanie Bottoms and Under the Apple Tree (ends 3/7) Open to the U.S. and Canada RC

Fuzzibunz Diaper from Mama on a Green Mission (ends 3/7) RC

Applecheeks Diaper from Manager to Mom (ends 3/7) Open to the U.S. and Canada RC

$10 Diaper Junction GC from Earth Faerie Momma Mandatory Facebook “like” (ends 3/9) RC

Softbums Omni from Brookie’s Baby Bargains (ends 3/9) RC

WAHMies diaper from Daily Mothering (ends 3/10) RC

Sunbaby Diaper from Daily Mothering (ends 3/10) Open to the U.S. and Canada RC

*Ones & Twos Diaper from Natural Parents Network (ends 3/11) RC

*Softbums Echo from Green Mama Jama Mandatory GFC follow (ends 3/12) RC

Cloth Diaper from Eco Crazy Mom (ends 3/15) RC

Baby K’tan Carrier from A Nation of Moms (ends 3/16) RC

GroVia Trainer from Happenings of the Harper Household (ends 3/16) 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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Cloth Diapers Giveaway Made in the USA Microfiber Natural Fiber One Size Diapers Pocket Diapers Side Snapping Snap Closure

Giveaway – Knickernappies One Size Cloth Diaper w/Loopydo Inserts (CLOSED 3/8) U.S./Canada

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Last year, I reviewed the Knickernappies one-size cloth diaper. My son was 23 months old and about 22 pounds when I posted my Knickernappies one-size cloth diaper review, wearing the medium rise setting and next to smallest snap setting. Be sure to check out that review for all the nitty gritty details, measurements, and photos of my son at that size!

Prices have gone up a little bit since I posted my original review, but you can get the diaper with small and large microfiber inserts for $21.95, or with small and large loopydo inserts for $26.95. Loopydo inserts sell for $7.49 each separately (worth every penny BTW) so $5 extra for two is a great deal!

Knickernappies 4 side Knickernappies 5 back
Knickernappies 6 inner

I received a diaper in Knickernappies’ very first print, Ooga Booga! It’s adorable of course (I do love Ooga monsters!) and I love the matching inner.

Knickernappies 7 sml Knickernappies 8 sml

While the diaper comes with small and large inserts, they are available in small, medium & large. I’ve been using Superdo inserts at night for two years, and I continue to sing their praises! The small inserts fit in my mini one-size diapers that are a bit wider through the crotch, the mediums fit in most small one-size diapers, and the larges are what I’ve been using since my older son was in mediums (he’s still using them now in the large setting.)

Knickernappies 9 superdo loopydo inside

Both the loopydo and superdo inserts are hemp (6 layers for the superdo, 2 for the loopydo) sandwiched between 2 layers of microfiber.

Knickernappies 10 loopydo micro Knickernappies 11 superdo
Knickernappies 12 superdo loopydo micro

The loopydo is barely thicker than a microfiber insert alone, but far more absorbent. The superdo was a lifesaver at night for us, getting through every night dry. I had tried two microfiber inserts with a hemp doubler, but they were so thick, we ended up with leg gap. Thick insert + 12 hours of use=a little stinky, so I used to bleach my inserts once per month (I don’t need to anymore since adding Oxiclean to every load.) Bleach isn’t good for natural fibers, so after two years, there is some wear on the hemp of my superdos, but they still work fantastically!

Knickernappies 12-2 superdo micro Knickernappies 14 micro duperdo in diaper
Knickernappies 13 micro superdo in diaper

Of course, all that absorbency makes the diaper a little bit fluffier! Above is a diaper with a microfiber insert and one with a superdo.

Knickernappies 16 leg 10 lb 10 wk old w fs micro insert Knickernappies 17 ooga

Above is my son at 10 weeks old and around 10 pounds. It fits him with no leg gap, and is quite trim for a o/s diaper on such a small baby. He’s wearing the blue with a large microfiber insert & the ooga with a small loopydo.

Knickernappies 19 on 29 lb 2 yr 9 mo old
Knickernappies 20 back Knickernappies 21 side

My older son is now 2 years & 9 months old, and about 29 pounds. He’s wearing the largest rise setting, but it hits him quite high, and he has two snap settings to go. He has tons of room to grow!

Giveaway: One winner will receive a Knickernappies one-size diaper in their choice of color (subject to availability), with Loopydo inserts. The retail value of this prize is $26.95. Entries go in the Rafflecopter form.

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FTC compliance: I received the pictured diaper at no cost. I was not otherwise compensated for this post, and all opinions are my own.

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