And We Come To The End

First off, let me apologize for not blogging but twice during the week. This has been a rough week. Not sure if it is just stress, or some postpartum issues, or a little of both.

But I can assure you that I kept up with the challenge. I diapered my 4 month old son in nothing by flats (and a few fitteds for nighttime), and I handwashed all of them. I diapered with flats at work and the car dealership while my car was being repaired. I washed 3 times this week in a camp washer and hung everything to dry either in my bathrooms and laundry room, or outside on the fence. (I don’t have a clothesline.)

So what did I learn? I learned a new way to support a mother or father who is wanting to cloth diaper, but has limited funds. I learned a way to help them make it work for them. I learned how I can continue to cloth diaper in power outages and while camping.

 

I plan on still posting about various things I learned throughout the challenge, like my wash routine and such.

 

This week was fun, despite everything, and I already plan on participating next year. 🙂

Giveaways!!!

I am doing a giveaway post in the middle of the week, because we have some really good ones!

Abby’s Lane:
Enter to win 3 bumGenius Elementals in the Tiny Socialite Prints! Last chance!

Diaper Junction:
Enter to win a SoftBums Omni Shell in Nebula.

Diaper Parties:
Enter to win a bumGenius Freetime in…JULES!!!

Green Team
Enter to win a number of prizes in the #SpringIntoGreen giveaway!

Saturday’s Giveaways

Here are this week’s giveaways! 🙂

Abby’s Lane:
Enter to win one (1) of two $50 Gift Certificates.
Enter to win a three (3) pack of Chelsea Perry Tiny Socialite bumGenius 4.0 AIOs and a wetbag.

Cloth Diaper Geek:
Enter to win a Thirsties One-Size Pocket Diaper.

Cloth Diaper Whisperer:
Enter to win a SoftBums Fluffy Saurus Rex Echo Shell.

Cotton Babies:
Enter to win a surprise from Cotton Babies. 🙂

Diaper Junction:
Enter to win an Econobum Newborn Set. Includes two (2) Econobum Newborn H&L Covers, 6 Organic Cotton Prefolds, 6 Newborn Stay-Dry Inserts, & an Eco-Trees Wet Bag.

Dirty Diaper Laundry:
Enter to win a Nature Box filled with $150 worth of baby stuff. 🙂

Thirsties:
Enter to win two (2) One-Size Pocket Diapers.

Saturday’s Giveaways! (A Day Late. :P)

Sorry! The wonderful ladies in my church me a baby shower brunch yesterday morning and I did not have the giveaway post ready to go yet. But here it is. 🙂

Abby’s Lane:
Enter to win one (1) of two $50 Gift Certificates.
Enter to win one (1) Kissaluv’s OS Diaper Cover in Rosedust, two (2) Geffen Prefolds (1 Med/Large & 1 X-Large), and two (2) Swaddlebees Pail Liners in Dino print.

The Cloth Diaper Whisper:
Enter to win a LooWoo 3pk Wool Dryer Ball Deluxe Starter Set.

Cotton Babies: (See this special post.)
Enter to win an Econobum Trial Kit for yourself AND one for a friend.

Diaper Junction:
Enter to win one (1) Imagine OS Diaper Cover and Imagine 6pk Flats.

Dirty Diaper Laundry
Enter to win your choice of a bumGenius Diaper in the new Hummingbird color. 🙂

Green Child Magazine & Cloth Diaper Geek
Enter to win a 4-pack of cloth diapers. Included are a bumGenius Freetime AIO, a Flip Trainer Set, a Moraki Fluffies AI2, and a Fuzzi Bunz Elite OS Pocket Diaper.

Kelly Wels & The Cloth Diaper Geek
Enter to win a 3lb bag of Molly’s Suds Cloth Diaper Detergent.

Thirsties
Enter to win two (2) Duo All-In-Ones.

Cotton Babies Giveaway-Share the Love

I normally wait and include the Cotton Babies giveaway in my Saturday post, but this a very special giveaway that deserves it’s own post.

Cotton Babies is celebrating the 2 year birthday of their program, Share the Love. If you are not familiar with it, this program accepts donations of new and gently-used cloth diapers in order to provide eligible low-income families with a stash of cloth diapers.

This program is pretty dear to me, since my reason for choosing to cloth diaper my children was for financial reasons. Having that load taken off my shoulders when I bought my first diaper stash was an amazing feeling. I would take spraying poo out of diapers and washing an extra load of laundry every 2 days over the feeling of having to chose between buying diapers for a week or groceries for a week (or two!) any day of the week.

So this week’s Cotton Babies’ giveaway reflects that same spirit of giving. When you enter, you will be entering to win one (1) Econobum Trial Kit (3 prefolds and a cover) for you AND one to giveaway to a friend in need.

You can find the giveaway here.