Sunday, November 28, 2010

Sponsor Spotlight: sustainablebabyish

Thank you sustainablebabyish for sponsoring Fluff Envy's "I Don't Cloth Diaper...YET" giveaway!

If you are in the market for an overnight solution, look no further! They offer a variety of fitteds and flats, as well as wool covers and longies. Their wool is so soft and I just can't wait for their new fall colors to come out soon! The fitteds are extremely absorbent and when paired with the wool it is a bulletproof overnight combination!I have to say that this is my favorite part of their website "sustainablebabyish|sloomb has partnered with Trees for the Future to offset the carbon generated in the production and care of each of our cloth diapers and knit wool covers.

when you purchase a sustainablebabyish cloth diaper, a tree is planted in Southeast Asia.

you know choosing cloth diapers keeps disposables out of landfills. now, your choice also reduces carbon emissions and helps reforest the planet."

Sustainablebabyish has very generously donated a pair of wool longies to our giveaway! One lucky winner will be able to give wool a try from the very beginning! We have personally switched to wool recently and love it! I was scared of wool, thinking it would be hot, scratchy and hard to care for but it is the exact opposite! It's soft, helps maintain body temperature and is so easy to care for. We really love it and are excited that there is wool in the prize package!

Where can you find them? Stop by and thank them yourself!
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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Sponsor Spotlight: Lollidoo

Thank you Lollidoo for sponsoring Fluff Envy's "I Don't Cloth Diaper...YET" giveaway!!

Lollidoo diapers are proudly made in the USA from both recycled and organic materials. I just love that when my daughter wears her Lollidoo I can tell people that it's made out of recycled beverage bottles!!

They have two pockets diapers - a Classic and an Overnight (that works great even for the heaviest wetters). They also have organic fitteds and recycled covers, as well as their own "innies" to stuff the pockets with. And if you want to add a little "Flair" to your diapers, check these out!! You can get beautiful recycled felt applique added to both the Classic and Overnight eco-pockets - perfect for a special season or just for fun!

Lollidoo has very generously donated an Overnight Eco-Pocket for the giveaway! One lucky winner with have a virtually bullet proof overnight solution for their little one! It's a one-size pocket that will last from birth to potty training with adjustable leg elastics that will allow the diaper to grow with the baby.

How can you say thank you? Find them here:

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Monday, November 22, 2010

Sponsor Spotlight: Bum Essentials

Thank you Bum Essentials for sponsoring Fluff Envy's "I Don't Cloth Diaper...YET" giveaway!!

Bum Essentials offers many products - the Bumbino diaper, Bum Pads, diaper bags and pail liners! There are a few things that set their diapers apart from others. 1 - They have a velcro closure with elastic in the front and back. This makes for an incredible fit! 2 - The Bum Pads snap into place in the front of the diaper. This helps with quick and easy diaper changes! 3 - You can reuse the diaper and simply replace the Bum Pads - saving you a lot of money! 4 - The Bum Pads are made from organic bamboo and a cotton blend - so it's very trim and absorbent!

They also have Bum Bags that come in two sizes. The small bag is great for travel and day trips. The large bag is perfect as a pail liner for an 8 gallon can!

Bum Essentials has generously donated a Bumbino Diaper and set of Bum Pads to our giveaway! One lucky winner will get to see for themselves how amazingly trim and absorbent these diapers are!! They will be so impressed with a great fit too!

Where can you find Bum Essentials? Be sure to stop by and thank them!!

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Sponsor Spotlight: Blueberry/Swaddlebees

A big thank you to Blueberry for sponsoring Fluff Envy's "I Don't Cloth Diaper...YET" giveaway!

Where to start? They have so many great products, it will be hard to not mention ALL of them! I'll start with what I like to call the Cadillac of diapers - their Minkys!! These diapers are so incredibly soft and luxurious! They offer both a stay dry inner or a bamboo velour inner AND also an option of inserts - either microfiber or super-absorbent bamboo. The same options are available with their one-size deluxe diapers. Both are excellent overnight diapers in our house. Our heavy wetter can stay dry in these, so they get a huge thumbs up from us!

They also have a one-size diaper cover called Coveralls. All of their diaper options come in amazing prints and color choices! It's hard to not want them all!

Be sure to also check out their Swaddlebees and Pink Daisy lines for even more diapers, covers, accessories and a complete line of mama products!

Blueberry has very generously donated a prize package for each of our three baskets! Each basket will get the following items:

**One-size Minky cow print pocket diaper with bamboo inserts
**10 Pack of cloth wipes
**One pair of nursing pads
**Small wet bag

Please thank them for these amazing donations! You can find them here:

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Sponsor Spotlight: Knickernappies

Thank you Knickernappies for helping to sponsor Fluff Envy's "I Don't Cloth Diaper...YET" giveaway!!

As many of you already know, Knickernappies are made in the USA and proud of it! They offer a variety of products - one-size diapers, pocket diapers, doorknob diaper pails, Baby Bum Drops (wipes solution), diaper pail deodorizer, diaper sprayers, nursing pads, stackable mama cloth, and the rather infamous Super Do inserts!! If you have a heavy wetter and are looking for an insert, look no further - these things are amazing!! I just love this comparison picture - the Super Do is on the left, two microfiber inserts are on the right. They are so trim and yet so absorbent - I highly recommend them!Knickernappies has very generously donated a One-Size Diaper with Loopy Do inserts. These are great diapers - we love them in our house. They still remain one of the few diapers that will keep my 17 month old dry through the night!! We love the side snaps and are trim with a great fit. One lucky winner will be able to try them out for themselves!

Where can you find Knickernappies to thank them and check our their products?

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I Can't Afford to Cloth Diaper...Or Can I?

I hear about so many people that want to cloth diaper but say that they can't afford the start up costs. Yes, the start up costs can appear very overwhelming, but they don't have to be! There is no rule that says you have to start cloth diapering full time. It's NOT an all or nothing thing. You can start slowly and build your stash whenever you can. Soon you'll be spending less on disposables and can set that money aside to buy more cloth.

Being an accountant, I started playing around with numbers today. I've come up with a 6 month process to cloth diapering. It does take a little bit of money to start. But after the first month, you will spend the same amount of money (or less) as you would with buying disposables each month.

Of course I've made some assumptions. They are:

1 - You go through 9 diapers a day
2 - A case pack of 184 diapers will cost $42 (this is a sale price on with a $1 off coupon. No tax added.)
3 - You have ZERO diapers in your house at the start of the six months
4 - A cloth diaper will cost $20***
5 - You have $50 to make the switch to cloth (birthday money, savings, gift, tax return refund, etc)

***As many of you have pointed out, you don't need to spend $20 on ONE diaper. You can buy a dozen prefolds and 3 covers for under $50...and that would be enough diapers to get you through an entire day.

In one six month period of using disposables (using the above assumptions), you will spend $376 and go through 1,674 diapers (YIKES!!).

Now let's say that you've made the decision to cloth diaper. On day 1, you do the following:

Buy 1 case of disposables ($42), buy 2 cloth diapers ($40) and one container of cloth diaper friendly detergent ($11). So that's $51 more than you would normally spend. That is your investment - a one time cost that is above and beyond your normal diaper budget. This is the ONLY time in the six months that you will spend more than you usually do.

During month 1, you will need to buy another case of disposables ($42). However you are now only using 7 disposables a day vs. 9. Yes, the laundry for 2 diapers can be a bit cumbersome, but if you want to make it work, it's only short term!

During month 2, you buy one more cloth diaper. You also need to buy another case of disposables ($42). Now you're using 6 disposables a day and you've already cut your monthly amount of disposables by almost 100!! Feels good, doesn't it?

By month 3, you buy another cloth diaper ($20) and realize that you don't need to buy a case of disposables this month! You do the happy dance in celebration!

Month 4, again you buy another cloth diaper ($20) and another case of disposables ($42). By now you've cut your monthly amount of disposables by over 150 AND you're using cloth more than disposables. Another happy dance? I think so!

In month 5 you buy another cloth diaper ($20) and decide to only get 1/2 case of disposables ($20) since you see a light at the end of the tunnel and don't think you'll need them for much longer. You are now down to using only 3 disposables a day.

In the final month of the transition, you splurge and buy 2 cloth diapers ($40) and use 1 disposable a day just to get rid of the rest of what you have on hand. No need to buy anymore disposables!! You have 8 cloth diapers on hand, which is a pretty good start!

During those 6 transition months, you spent a total of $359 vs. $376 using disposables alone. And going forward, you are no longer spending $63 each month on disposables. So you can continue to build your cloth diaper stash as you see fit. You can add accessories, if you want (wet bags, pails, cloth wipes, etc) and you can still stay at or below your disposable diaper budget each month. AND don't forget that even used cloth diapers have a great resale when you are done with them you can get some of your money back! Try doing that with a dirty disposable...

Another bonus to starting slow is that you can try out a diaper one at a time to see if you like it. I've seen people buy 24 of the same diaper to start out. Then they decide that they don't like that kind and give up cloth diapering. Starting slowly will give you a great idea of what you like and don't like.

As always, if anyone has any questions, I'd be glad to answer them! You can contact me from my website here.

And for those that are considering trying it out, here's an added deal for you on Buy any diaper and any SAMPLE size of detergent and get free shipping with coupon code TRYCLOTH. Free shipping does not apply to full size detergents or prefolds.

Good luck on your journey to cloth! It is well worth it in the end!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Sponsor Spotlight: Katydid Cloth Diapers

Thank you to another wonderful sponsor of our "I Don't Cloth Diaper...YET" giveaway - Katydid Cloth Diapers!!

Katydid Cloth Diapers has a one-size pocket diaper that is so incredibly soft on the inside! Some unique features that sets them apart? They have a newborn hip snap that helps prevent leaks and wing droop on the tiny ones, a front pocket opening and a wrap & snap feature that is ever-so-important if you forget your wet bag while you're out! They come in 4 great colors so you are sure to find one that is perfect for you!Katydid has so generously donated a one-size diaper to our giveaway baskets! So one lucky winner will be able to try one and see how great they really are!

How can you thank Katydid for their donation? Show them some love here:

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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Sponsor Spotlight: CJ's BUTTer

A big thank you to CJ's All Natural for their donation to the "I Don't Cloth Diaper...YET" giveaway!!

CJ is a work at home mother of 3. She has been absolutely wonderful to work with and we love her products!

CJ's BUTTer is made from all natural ingredients and is cloth diaper friendly! It doesn't stop at treating rashes though - it has a number of uses including eczema, dry/chapped skin, sunburn, cradle cap, rug burns for crawling babies, wind burn, ethnic hair and much more! The BUTTer comes in a jar or tube, a mess-free stick and also a spray/spritz. So there is something for all your needs.

In addition to BUTTer, CJ also makes BUTTer'd Carcass Cleaner that is a moisturizing body wash and wipe solution. If that isn't enough, you can also check out her deliciously flavored Lip Balms, Travel Trench (car-seat alternative to bulky winter coats), Towel Trench (summertime or bathtime cover-up) and Blanket Bags for toddlers to sleep safely.

CJ has generously donated an item for each prize basket - a tube of BUTTer, Spritz o' BUTTer and Stick o' BUTTer. And to give you an idea of the wonderful scents - one is Monkey Farts (A truly unique fragrance that begins with top notes of fresh banana and juicy grapefruit, middle notes of kiwi, bubblegum, and strawberries; and a hint of vanilla as a base note), another is All Natural Mango Sugar Mint (Sweet, ripe notes of mango with the tiniest kiss of mint to keep things crisp and fresh) and a Blueberry Crumble.

Please show CJ your appreciation! You can find her here:
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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Sponsor Spotlight: AppleCheeks

Thank you to our next sponsor of the "I Don't Cloth Diaper...YET" giveaway!!

AppleCheeks has so many great products, it will be hard not to list them all!! Their versatile diaper is a favorite in our house. It can be used as an All-in-Two/AI2 (lay the bamboo insert on top of the pocket and reuse the cover) or a pocket diaper (stuff in the insert inside the pocket). My husbands favorite part? You don't have to unstuff the diaper before washing! My favorite part is the fit. They are a two-size system. Size 1 fits from 7-20 lbs and size 2 fits from 18-40 lbs. They have elastic in both the front and the back of the diaper, so even the squirmiest baby doesn't get gaps around their waist. Love it!
AppleCheeks has all of the products to get you through cloth diapering and being a mommy - envelope covers, inserts, boosters, liners, storage sacs, cloth wipes, cleansing solution, nursing pads, swim diapers and even waist extenders to get the most use out of your diapers! Did I mention that all AppleCheeks products are 10% at Fluff Envy? If you haven't tried one, now is the time! If you've tried them before, you already know how great they are, so stock up!

For our "I Don't Cloth Diaper...YET" giveaway, AppleCheeks has very generously donated THREE Little Bundles - one for each prize basket. A Little Bundle includes an envelope cover (now available in 8 gorgeous colors) and a 2 layer bamboo flat. This is a very trim, very absorbent diaper with an amazing fit!

What can you do to show your appreciation to them?

Follow them on Facebook.
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You can join their email list here.

Don't forget to follow Fluff Envy on Facebook to get all the updates on the giveaway!!

Thank you AppleCheeks!!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Sponsor Spotlight: Booroi

Welcome to our first sponsor spotlight!! Thank you to Booroi for being a very generous sponsor of our "I Don't Cloth Diaper...YET" giveaway!

Booroi is an Australian company that offers the most amazing bamboo prefolds, plush bamboo prefolds, side snapping covers, cloth wipes and wet bags. You can check out their products here. These pictures don't do them justice - their prefolds are softer than any baby blankets that we own!! Talk about total luxury for your most precious baby's bottom! Their side snapping covers come in 8 vibrant solids and 2 fun prints.

Booroi has donated a wonderful prize for each of our three prize packages. They have sent each basket ONE side snapping PUL cover and a SIX pack of bamboo prefolds (retail value of $64.90 - $72.90 each basket)!!

Please thank them for their generosity and support of this giveaway. You can find them here:

On Facebook - they will be having a giveaway once they reach 500 fans too!! Tell them Fluff Envy sent you :)

If you have any questions about them, please let me know. Thank you!!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

I Don't Cloth Diaper...YET Giveaway - CLOSED

It's finally here! Our Second "I Don't Cloth Diaper...YET" giveaway!! Spread the word about cloth diapers and how amazing they are!!

The rules are simple. If you don't cloth diaper yet, you can enter. That means that you have never cloth diapered before. If you are unsure about cloth diapering or would love to try, but don't have the money to start - this contest is for you!! Or even better - do you know people who cloth diaper and think that they are crazy? Then enter to win and see for yourself how great (and easy) cloth diapering is! We would love to get updates from the winners a couple months from now to see how everything is working out!!

Want to win but do you already cloth diaper? Refer your friends, co-workers, relatives, neighbors, strangers...anyone to the giveaway!! If they win and say that you referred them, then you win a $25 gift card to Fluff Envy!

The prizes are pretty please give the sponsors some much needed love! During the course of the contest, I will be posting spotlight posts about each sponsor. It will tell a little bit about them, what products they have and what they have donated. There will also be links to their Facebook and Twitter pages, blogs, newsletters, etc. Please do them a favor and look them up. It is not required but it would be VERY appreciated!! If you would like an easy way to follow them on Facebook, you can look at Fluff Envy's favorite pages and mark them that way :)

So do you want to know what the prizes are?? It is still preliminary but I can share what I have so far. I will continue to update the prize baskets as the contest rolls along. This is a list of what we have - these items will be broken out into 3 prize baskets at a later date.

3 Booroi covers and 3 sets of 6 Prefolds
3 AppleCheeks Little Bundles
1 Bummis Kit (1 Super Whisper Wrap, 1 Super Brite, 6 Organic Prefolds, 1 Pack BioSoft Liners, 1 Package of Fleece Liners, 1 Fabulous Wet Bag)
6 Pairs of Baby Legs
1 Bum Essentials Bumbino One-Size Diaper and Bum Pad
1 Lollidoo Overnight Eco-Pocket Diaper
3 CJ's BUTTer (1 Spritz, 1 Tube & 1 Stick)
1 Knickernappies One-Size Diaper with Loopy Do Insert
1 Katydid One-Size Diaper
1 Thirsties Diaper Bundle (1 Duo Diaper, 1 Duo Wrap, 1 Stay Dry Duo Insert)
1 Sustainablebabyish Knit Wool Longies
3 Blueberry Minky Diapers with bamboo inserts
3 Swaddlebees 10-packs of cloth wipes
3 Pink Daisy Pairs of Nursing Pads
3 Swaddlebees Wet Bags

Are you ready to enter?? Please leave ONE comment only and include:
1 - your email address
2 - why you should win and who you would be cloth diapering
3 - who referred you (if you win, the person who sent you here will win a $25 Fluff Envy gift card!)

Contest is open to everyone worldwide!! Please note that winners outside the US will be asked to cover shipping charges in excess of the cost to ship to the US. Please only one comment. Duplicate entries will be deleted. If you forget to mention something in your first post, please do another comment and repeat everything - as the incomplete post will be deleted.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook to be sure you get all of the updates to the giveaway too!

If you would like more information on cloth diapering, please feel free to contact me - I can pass along my Cloth Diaper 101 handouts. Also be sure to check out this blog post to see how affordable cloth diapering really can be :)

You have until Tuesday, November 30th at midnight CST to enter. Winners will be selected via and announced Wednesday, December 1st and will have 48 hours to contact me to claim their prize.

*Rules subject to change*