More giveaways

Applecheeks is one of the brands that has stuck around and proven its durability. I’ve heard the size one is awesome for newborns, and I’d love to try it!

Yellow Tennessee is hosting a $25 gift certificate to the Applecheeks store. Yummy.

Diaperdeals.ca is also hosting a giveaway for an Applecheeks diaper. I’d love a black one!

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Boba is one of the baby carriers I keep hearing highly recommended. While I have a handmade mei tai carrier, a buckle carrier that can carry the munchkin for a while yet would be so handy when I have two!

Your Green Baby is hosting a Boba giveaway:

One diaper that seems to have made a big wave since I’ve been around is the Itti Bitti. They sound rather awesome, and I’m a sucker for minky. 😛

Beautifully BellaFaith is hosting a giveaway for a Itti Bitti Tutto:

Oh Katy launched as Katydid and was one of the first cloth diapers I tried.  I sadly had to resell them as they left red marks on munchkin’s chunky thighs.  Due to several like complaints, the elastic was changed (and other changes too i think), and the diaper was relaunched. Since then I’ve heard nothing but good about their diapers and am eager to try them again.

Momma Told Me is hosting a giveaway for a Oh Katy pocket diaper:

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double stroller…

hell yeah.

Mama to 4 Blessings is hosting a giveaway for a Peg Perago double stroller, and has quite the extensive review about it.

Giveaways and events

The Tree Huggin’ Mama is about to host a Baby Blog Event… it starts September 17. And she will use the very nifty Rafflecopter widget for the giveaways, which is rather cool. 🙂

Adventures in Fluff is hosting a Kawaii Baby Snazzy Minky diaper giveaway, which ends September 30. I keep hearing about Kawaii Baby and am wondering if this diaper is truly worth the buying, if so, it truly is an economical choice.

Mama to 4 Blessings is hosting a Tiny Tush Elite diaper giveaway. This diaper is one of my favorites, and I only have one, so I definitely want to add more to my stash.

And Mommy of 1 and Counting is hosting a giveaway for Glow Bug diapers. These look interesting, and yes, similar to Rumparooz…

Wishing Penny is hosting a GroVia hybrid trial pack. This is the diaper my sister chose for their stash, and one of the diapers that stuck around in my collection. I have a suspicion that I could make it work wonderfully for a newborn (although they have newborn diapers which look awesome).  I love their colors, I have a vanilla and would so love a kiwi and blackberry.

Happenings of the Harper Household is also hosting this same giveaway!

A Mommy’s Blessings is hosting a Kissaluvs Marvels AIO giveaway, sponsored by Sweetbottoms Baby. I really like the trimness of this diaper. It’s been dependable, and looks like it might work well for infant size.

Naturalmente Mamá reviewed the new Changing Diapers book and is hosting a Rumparooz or Fuzzibunz giveaway. I’ll definitely go with Rumparooz. 🙂

Back to stash collecting!

So there’s this new little munchkin (perhaps I’ll call it midget to distinguish between them two) coming soon (due January 7). And since munchkin will probably still be in diapers, that means I DON’T HAVE ENOUGH! [cue panic]

We are starting potty training, and he understands the concept, but he doesn’t quite have the awareness and interest yet in communicating when he’s about to go. Although he has mastered letting me know immediately afterwards (for number two), which is I guess a good step in the right direction.

So yes.  Need. more. diapers. And a few newborn ones sure would be sweet. I’ll probably get a bunch of small prefolds and thirsties covers, but a few AIOs would be amazing.

And through the year of cloth diapering since last I posted, I’ve finetuned my stash and figured out what works best for us.  Rumparooz is one of the favorites (the downside being it’s hardest to clean poo out of, abeit for the very reason it will never leak poo).  Tiny Tush surprised me by being a quiet dependable workhorse until one day I realized how great it really was (the pocket… the hemp fitted never won me over, although I still have them in my stash). Preston Pants minkys are still going strong, even though I got them used and have used them consistently – they still look awesome! And Flip is still munchkin’s nighttime diaper, with the ever dependable Babykicks hemp doublers. And there’s a few odd singles about that have earned their right to stick around, like bumGenius elemental and Kissaluvs marvel. I do have a few fitted and AI2 in my stash, but neither system is a favorite, and always avoided by hubby. And I have done some prefolds, and won’t mind doing them if I needed to for financial reasons (thus why I’m looking at them for newborns).

So that’s where we are. Nathaniel’s 22 months and 31lbs (holy smokes), and cloth diapering has been majorly successful. Have had a few hiccups, the latest being leaky diapers in the morning, solved by adding another insert to the designated morning diapers. Another was leaning how to be frugal while using coin-operated – the solution being using the washer twice – first time sans detergent, and skipping the dryer whenever possible and line-drying, either inside or out (yay for elderly landowners who think to put up clotheslines in the laundry room AND backyard).

Anyway, I have entered a few random giveaways lately, but I think it’s time to get my feet wet again. Here and there. With my favorite blogs (which I kept following silently) and favorite diapers, and maybe try out a few new ones. Hi all.