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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Save Some "Green" & Go Green with Cloth Diapers! Review and Give Away of Bumkins Diaper Covers!



After doing my research I decided that I would give cloth diapers a whirl. You can read all about my decision to cloth diaper as well as how I'm handling it over at the Baby Buzz blog. I hope you'll visit and leave me a comment!

Let me just tell you that the world of cloth diapering has changed tremendously since your mama used cloth diapers! There are a zillion different kinds and prices are all over the place. Not only that, there are several contraptions now that they didn't have before - such as a sprayer that hooks to your toilet, Snappies, and wetbags. After reading a ton of articles on other blogs, visiting several websites that sell cloth diapers, comparing prices, and twittering with other moms about their preferences, I settled on using prefolds (probably what you think of when someone says "cloth diaper"), and diaper covers. I also bought a few pocket diapers to try later on.

I ordered 2 dozen prefold diapers in size small - I skipped the newborn size to save a little money. I also got the opportunity to try Bumkins diaper covers in the newborn size. The small prefolds are a little big for the diaper covers; it is likely that the newborn sized ones would have fit better and would have looked trimmer, but we are making do.

Diaper covers are the new "rubber pants." Those big poofy pants that baby used to wear that looked like a shower cap with leg holes have been replaced with a sleeker, trimmer cousin that looks like a disposable diaper in that it is cut like a disposable and it has velcro tabs. Another unique thing about the diaper cover I am using, Bumkins, is that they are made of waterproof fabric that is silky and soft. They are PVC, phthalate and BPA free and are not made with rubber or plastic. They are, however, very waterproof! Another neat thing about Bumkins is that they have a mesh "air vent" in the back to keep the diaper cool. And, what every mother wants to no - they are virtually leak proof (I haven't had a leak or "blow-out" yet!) thanks to the extra leg gussets.

I also ordered 4 more diaper cover in size small and 2 pocket diapers, Fuzzi Bunz, to try later down the road. In addition, I got a diaper pail (which is really a small trash can with a secure lid), a couple dozen cheap washcloths, and a wet bag to take with me in my diaper bag to bring wet and stinky diapers home.

The task of cloth diapering seemed a little daunting at first, but really once I did it for a day I realized it really wasn't any more difficult than disposables! And, washing them really is no sweat either. As a new mom I am washing and drying laundry everyday anyway - what's another load! I hardly even notice! If you want to see how I use my cloth diapers - step by step - watch my video above!

Later down the road I will order the next sizes of these diaper covers. And, the really cool part is I can keep them and reuse them with baby number two and my savings will multiply! I won't need to buy anything to diaper baby #2! Everything will be still be in great shape. That is the really nice part about cloth diapers and diaper covers - they are reusable through several children! You can even resale them if you don't need them any longer - they hold there value! Now how nice is that - you can make money selling you baby's diapers - you can't do that with disposables! =)

I love my Bumkins diaper covers so much I reached out to Bumkins and they are willing to let one of you give 'em a try as well! I am so excited that one of you will get the same opportunity as me!

Bumkins can be ordered rigtht from their website HERE. There are several different prints and the covers can be ordered in singles as well. But, the diaper cover bundle that I have, which includes 3 covers and a wet bag retails for $49.95

Wanna Win a Diaper Cover Bundle?

One lucky reader will get to "go green and save some green" by winning a diaper bundle pack. The winner will get to choose the bundle they prefer from the bundles and sizes shown HERE.


What do you need to do to enter?
You can enter by doing one of the following ways OR all four!

1. Visit the Bumkins website HERE and then leave a comment telling me which pack you'd choose.

2. Leave me a comment telling me one useful tip about how you reuse, recycle, or repurpose.


3. Subscribe to my feed. Then leave a separate comment.


4. Twitter about this give away - include this link:
http://tinyurl.com/c52jcn
Then leave a separate comment.

You have until Friday night, April 10th to enter at midnight EST. I will choose a winner on Saturday, April 11th using Random.org and post the winner!

262 Comments:

Catrina said...

I like the Boy Elements pack. Since my husband and I are adopting our first baby sometime this year, we are unsure of the sex. It looked like the most gender neutral design. But all were adorable. :)

Catrina said...

My husband and I save our coffee grounds and use them as compost in the yard around our plants. We also, use re-usable shopping bags when we go to the store.

Catrina said...

I already subscribe to your feed. :)

Tara said...

I already subscribe to your feed.

Tara said...

I, too, like the Boy Elements Pack. I am having a boy in July so I would use the small.

Tara said...

I do all my kids clothes shopping at consignment stores. I also give and receive on freecycle.

Robin M. said...

They are all so very cute! I would pick the boy elements. Thanks so much!

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Johnny Baby Momma said...

I'd pick the boy elements pack! Love the video! We have decided to cloth diaper as well w/ our 1st little one coming at the end of the summer. Have some pocket/all-in-ones already, but am definitely interested in the diaper + cover duo! Great giveaway!

cd0103 said...

I like the Dr Seuss.

cd0103 said...

I subscribe to your feed. (Otherwise I would never keep up with all the posts)

cd0103 said...

I am in the process of changing out our lightbulbs to energey saving bulbs.

Marily said...

I like the boy elements size small. We have a few dozen cloth napkins we use every day and wash with our laundry.

Alaina said...

I would get the Girl Elements pack. I prefer the lighter, more neutral colors. I already cloth diaper, but more covers would be great!

Marily said...

Just subscribed!

Lyndsi said...

Subscribe through Google Reader

Lyndsi said...

I have been saving pretty glass bottles from the kitchen (olive oil, maple syrup) to use for bubble bath and bath salts. I figure they will make great Christmas gift baskets.

Lyndsi said...

I'd pick the Girl Elements bundle

Mrs. Schmid said...

I would get the Girl Elements Bundle... what cute patterns!

Thanks for the giveaway!
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Erin said...

I am having our first baby in September and would love to try cloth diapers! I would choose the Boy Elements pack.

Mrs. Schmid said...

I am a subscriber!
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Emily M. said...

Hi Denise,
I just discovered this blog, and I also love, love, love Bumkins wraps. With our second coming next month, I'd love to try the newborn size (we started with smalls with our son, and they were pretty loose for about 6 weeks) in the Dr. Seuss prints. The great thing is that prefolds bleach out nicely in the sun, so our infant diapers all look sweet and white even though this is going to be the second time around!

Jennifer English said...

I would like the Boy Elements bundle.

Jennifer English said...

I already subscribe to your feed.

Jennifer English said...

We reuse all of our grocery bags. I'm reusing an empty oatmeal container to hold them all. I just cut a circle in the lid to make it easy to stuff them in or pull them out.

Amy -Cutting Coupons in KC said...

I like the Dr. Seuss pack!

Amy -Cutting Coupons in KC said...

We recycle plastice grocery bags and everytime my son and I go shopping, we have a challenge to use reusable bags and not bring home any plastic bags! We also started a recycle program at our church.

Torrance said...

We would love the boy elements style. Our second boy will be our first using cloth diapers and this would be a blessing. Thank you!

Mandy

Sarah said...

I'd have to go with the girl elements pack...such a pretty design! This giveaway will certainly be such a blessing to the lucky winner! Thanks for the opportunity!
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Susan Sene said...

I use tupperware containers instead of plastic bags. I reuse them for the same thing - wipe clean with warm water and dry afterwards - for several days. That way, I don't use a lot of disposable bags AND I save money! :)

audreypawdrey said...

I use cloth napkins and rags instead of paper towels and paper napkins. They are so much nicer to use and easy to throw in the wash with a load of bath towels!

I would want the size small in Dr. Seuss!

audreypawdrey said...

I subscribe!

Jennifer B said...

I would get the girl elements pack. I love the bumpkins

Shawn and Kimberly AKA Daddy and Mommy said...

I like the Dr. Suess print. I have two boys and just know that the next baby will probably also be a boy. I wish I would have done cloth diapers with my kids.

Mrs. Curtis said...

I LOVE these diapers!
I would have to say the Dr Seuss is my favorite since we don't know what God will bless us with!

Holly said...

I'd pick the Girl's Elements pack. I've got two girls in diapers right now, so why not have a little more pink around! :)

Holly said...

I have four all-in-one diapers that I use when we're at home. We've also almost completely stopped using paper towels. I keep a basket filled with washcloths and dish towels next to the sink to remind everyone to use those instead. I've also started a garden this year!

Kim said...

I like the girl trends. My 8 month old son is already in cloth - and I love it! But #2 is on its way well before baby brother will be potty trained.... need to grow my stash! Here's hoping #2 is a girl! Got that momma-sense thinking it is :)

Kim said...

I already subscribe to your blog!

Shawn and Kimberly AKA Daddy and Mommy said...

A loyal subscriber!!

Felicia said...

I'd choose the Boy Elements! So cute and practical!

Felicia said...

We reuse our grocery bags for trash bags. I also UP cycle fabrics into appliques and other crafty things!

Felicia said...

I subscribe to your feed.

mary said...

adorable baby you've got there. thanks for this post - i'm expecting my first and plan to use cloth:) i like the boy elements in medium. thanks! mhy_(at)hotmail(dot)com

Ann-Marie said...

Just subscribed yesterday :) Love it so far!

Ann-Marie said...

I would choose the girl elements. Actually I hosted a "Cloth Diapering 101" playdate for my mom's group, and about 20 moms attended. Those who already cloth diapered brought their favorite brands & accessories to talk up. It was so informative and I'd like to do a bit more research before diving in with my 5 mo old daughter.

Anonymous said...

I re-use plastic bags from the grocery store as "poopie" bags for my pug, Oliver.

Denise
pugmom@hotmail.com

Ann-Marie said...

I try to remember to bring my own bags to the grocery store. When I don't, or my purchases exceed what I've brought, I re-use the plastic or paper sacks.

Kim and Ken Carlile said...

The boy trends was my favorite.
Kim Carlile
kimisslim at hotmail dot com

Kim and Ken Carlile said...

We save our containers from butter, cottage cheese, etc and use them as tupperware containers for other leftovers.
Kim Carlile
kimisslim at hotmail dot com

Thao said...

I like the boy elements pack.

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Thao said...

I subscribe via email.
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Thao said...

Tweeted
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RuddRamblings said...

I love the Boy Trends set but of course they are all so cute!

our family said...

I love the girl trend pack. I am about to have my third girl in June and wished I had invested in cloth diapers on my first daughter four years ago.
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our family said...

I have been saving tons of "trash" such as paper towel rolls, cardboard egg cartons, and cereal boxes and much more to use to make craft projects with my two year old and four year old.
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RuddRamblings said...

We Save our wipes containers as a collection box for Box Tops for Education that our oldest child saves for school.

RuddRamblings said...

I subscribe to your daily feeds

Kasey Hunt said...

I just wanted to let you know that I'm having a coupon give away!!

Tiffany said...

I would go with the Girl Trends pack, as we are expecting our 2nd child, a girl, the end of June! I like the retro look. In our household, we try not to buy too many paper towels, instead we keep rags all over! Just as easy. We also reuse grocery bags as trash can liners for our bathroom/bedrooms.

Sarah said...

I would pick the girl trends they are super cute and girly just like my baby :) Thanks
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Sarah said...

We recycle everything we can and we made it easy by buying recycle containers that stack and have lids and put them right outside our back door so we can just toss it in when we need to.
sarahforseen at homtial. com

Mindy said...

I subscribe to your feed

Mindy said...

I would pick the girl element in X-Large if I won this drawing

Mindy said...

We have been recycling our aluminum. We have also started hanging our clothes up outside when it's nice and we put a clothesline in our basement and hang our clothes on it and let our wood pellet stove dry them to save energy.

Giraffecat said...

I love the Girl Elements pack.

Sarah said...

I think the Girl Elements set is adorable. And I already subscribe to your feed.

Cindy @ Fenced in Family said...

Great giveaway! I've cloth diapered all of my boys and would love to have some of these Bumkins covers for my youngest who is 15 months. I like the Boy Trends pack best especially the bright blue with circles.

Cindy @ Fenced in Family said...

I enjoy hanging out clothes and try to do that as much as possible in good weather. We reuse plastic grocery bags as trash can liners. I'm planning to start a compost pile but haven't done it yet!

Cindy @ Fenced in Family said...

I subscribe via email. Thanks for the giveaway!

Cindy @ Fenced in Family said...

I tweeted for you - my username is FencedinFamily. Thanks. :)

Dani said...

I like the boy elements bundle the most. Isn't cloth diapering so easy! I'm so glad we (well, I) decided to cloth diaper, we save so much waste from going into landfills and over the past year, have saved around $500. It would have been more, but I've become a bit of a CD addict ;)

Dani said...

We reused all the flannel receiving blankets we were given- cut them up and use them as baby wipes, they can also be used as flats, and I'm learning to sew diapers and will use some of them for that as well!

Yolanda said...

The boy elements set is very cute- I'd love to try those on my newborn.

Yolanda said...

I'm subscribed to your feed via bloglines

gerolami19 said...

I like the girl elements pack.

Tracey said...

I like the boy elements.
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gerolami19 said...

I subscribe to your feed.

Tracey said...

I'm a subscriber.
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gerolami19 said...

I try to reuse all plastic grocery bags by using them to line our trash cans as well as the diaper pail. This also saves me from having to buy special garbage bags to fit smaller trash cans.

Tracey said...

We use cloth diapers and try to recycle as much as possible.
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mom2bacon said...

We recycle by eating leftovers :) Seriously though, other than the normal recycling of glass/cans/paper, I try to avoid buying products that will end up in a landfill right away and get things that will last (glass versus plastic storage for example).

missemilysmama@yahoo.com said...

I already subscribe to your feed.

Amy

Anonymous said...

I twitted
http://twitter.com/not_justme/status/1474208084

Amy

missemilysmama@yahoo.com said...

I like the Dr. Seuss set.
Amy

Talina said...

I like the Girl Elements print in size small.

missemilysmama@yahoo.com said...

We just stop buying bottled water and purchased BPA water bottles to use instead

Amy

Talina said...

We love to reuse and repurpose everything! Take cardboard egg cartons for example... We buy organic eggs that come in them.

When the eggs are gone we fill the 12 section carton with soil and start our seeds indoors.

When the seeds sprout we cut the carton in to 12 little sections and just plant the cardboard, soil and sprouted seed out in the garden bed.

Super easy and it's less cardboard at the dump! Yay.

Talina said...

Also, just tweeted the giveaway:
http://twitter.com/GiveawayQueen/status/1474267152

candace said...

girl trend...love these!

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Line said...

I subscribe to your feed and always look forward to your great tips. Thanks Denise for your lovely blog!
Caroline
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Crys said...

Garage Sales. All my kids wear hand me downs...from other kids ;)

Line said...

I like the Boy Elements from the bumkins website. I love how cloth diapers can be passed on to your next baby.
Caroline
sundayline*a*gmail.com

Misty said...

The Dr. Seuss ones are really cute. Thanks! mnmzz@msn.com

Misty said...

I have gotten so much better at using recycleable bags when I go shopping. I also have found that there is a ton of paper in the mail that I can reuse for printing my coupons or grocery lists on.

mnmzz@msn.com

Misty said...

I am also a subscriber. I love seeing your email in my inbox!

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Jeanne said...

I like the character bundle in x-large. Although I would love to see a muted non-gender combo. I LOVE their bibs!!!!

Line said...

I save some of my expired coupons (or those where a higher value coupon comes out) for gift wrapping to give it a really colorful and fun look. The best ones I send to military families. This is one way that I repurpose! Thanks for giving us several methods to enter the giveaway.
Caroline
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Jeanne said...

A tip...Our house was new construction, so it has no landscaping. We've been using the many rocks in our backyard as a border for the front of the house. We've also laided down newspaper instead of the landscapers plastic for weed prevention. My favorite price, free.

Lora said...

Awesome giveaway! I love the Boy Trends pack!

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Lora said...

I just subscribed!

Lora said...

For re-using, I use canvas re-usable shopping bags. It's really no extra hassle and is especially nice for Aldi!

The Hansen Family said...

I like the Boy Elements, very cute patterns!

Lora said...

I also tweeted about this great giveaway (my handle is @love2bmommy)

The Hansen Family said...

We recycle all of our aluminum products and all of our plastic grocery bags. We use 5 gallon water jugs and fill up reusable water bottles instead of disposable. I try and reuse as many of our gallon freezer bags, I make all of my sons food so I use these all the time. By making his food, we're wasting far less (can't believe how much waste baby food jars create!).

The Hansen Family said...

I tweeted!
http://twitter.com/melodymarie33/status/1474470233

The Hansen Family said...

I'm a subscriber!
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Kristy said...

I would choose girl trends

Kristy said...

I never bring home a plastic grocery bag. I lug all my reusable ones EVERYWHERE!

Kristy said...

Subscriber.

veronica said...

I like the Dr. Seuss! I like them all and if I knew what I was having then I would chose a more gender specific!! I am thinking about using disposable diapers..this is my 3rd child but I have never used them before. jaydenjunior@yahoo.com

veronica said...

Just subscribed!=-))

Proverbs30one said...

That bundle pack 3 is super cute!

Southern Barbie said...

I would LOVE the Dr. Seuss set in XL for sweet 16 month old boy!

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Southern Barbie said...

One useful tip I have is to line-dry your cloth diapers...it's better for the environment and reduces energy use and your energy bill!!!

Southern Barbie said...

I already subscribe to your feed and I LOVE IT!

Thank you!!

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Bloggin' Mama said...

I love the girl elements package in medium.

Bloggin' Mama said...

My 'green' tips: we already cloth diaper and I'm in the process of sewing some mama pads and will be switching to those soon.

Hollie said...

I like the boy elements pack!

Hollie said...

I go green by recycling all my newspapers and inserts that I don't use!

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I forgot to put my email above too!

Joy Comes in the Morning said...

We love to buy second hand items. We also line dry our laundry and use green cleaning products. We would love the cloth diapers for a 2mo.

Upstatemomof3 said...

I absolutely want the Dr Seuss set

Upstatemomof3 said...

We obviously use cloth diapers and I am slowly converting the whole house to cloth everything. I just bought reusable swiffer products. And as things run out I am buying reusable sandwich bags - unpaper towels - cloth napkins- etc

Audrey said...

Instead of buying tissues we use wipes I made from flannel. So soft and all you do is wash and resuse. Saves both trees and money.

I also like the boy elements bundle pack.

PF said...

I love the "Character" bundle. I am thinking about switching to cloth diapers after reading how much better it is for your baby, for the planet and for my wallet! I hope I can get to try this great diapers soon!

Angie said...

I would choose the boy trends pack in size Large. I have never used cloth diapers before, and I would love a chance to try them!!

Anonymous said...

Boy Trends!!! Those skull and bones are awesome!!!

The Coxes said...

If given the chance, I would try the boy elements pack. I have done lots of research on cloth diapering too, but have never made the plunge. I would love a free way to start!!

The Coxes said...

Ways that I reuse:
1) Take my own bags to the grocery store.
2) Shop consignment sales for my son's clothes.
3) I make my own baby food therefore saving the Earth from the plastic containers of jar food. If I do use jar food, I wash and reuse the containers.

The Coxes said...

I subscribed to your feed via Google Reader.

Kelly said...

I already subscribed to your feed!

Kelly said...

I like the Girl Elements Pack!

Eliza said...

I already subscribe to your feed and love it!

Kim said...

I love the boy trends designs.
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Eliza said...

I would love the Boy Elements bundle in a medium!

Eliza said...

One useful tip... I actually just decided last week to do the cloth diaper route and our first set of prefolds are due to arrive this week!!

Anyway, a useful tip. When cutting a loaf of bread cut the whole loaf at a time and then wipe up all of the bread crumbs and freeze and save for later when recipes call for bread crumbs.

elizachallis AT hotmail DOT com

Marin said...

I would choose Boy Elements.

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Marin said...

I get your feed.

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Marin said...

We recycle cardboard, plastic, aluminum, and newspaper. Unfortunately, our area doesn't have glass recycling right now, which drives us crazy.

I also use reusable grocery bags for my shopping.

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Marin said...

Twittered (marinobrien)

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elizabethcarroll said...

Oh Boy Elements for sure! I love the soft browns and blues!

elizabethcarroll said...

We save our pasta jars, which happen to be mason jars and I use them to store items, make gifts and drink out of! On top of that we recycle everything (thanks to Austin having a single stream recycling system) and hardly ever have more than one bag of trash per week! And of course craigslist - we try to find 'new to us' items there before buying new items and we sell (or give away for free) our items before considering to throw them away.

Hm, I guess that's more than one tip!

free indeed said...

Boy elements in Med. My daughter decided to cloth diaper as well. Her baby is 9weeks old now. This will help with the next size she'll need. Thanks. I LOVED cloth diapers 30 years ago when I had my first 3 babies....I used disposables on the last three when hubby had a really good job and I was so behind with housekeeping with 6 that disposables were just easier.

free indeed said...

I am a subscriber.

cemoody379 said...

I would love the Boy Elements set! THANK YOU!!!

cemoody379 said...

I use empty egg cartons and milk cartons for my gardening. I start my seeds in the egg cartons and use the milk cartons around baby plants to prevent bugs from sneaking in! Happy Earth Month!!!

free indeed said...

As many mentioned above, I reuse plastic grocery bags as my garbage bags...FREE!

I reuse tyvek and manila envelopes by turning inside out, or if possible just using a new lable over the old addy. I'm in many swaps online and this cuts my costs.

Milk Donor Mama said...

I'd choose Dr. Seuss- I have almost all the Seuss books!

Milk Donor Mama said...

I have a worm farm in my basement, and I feed the worms my non dairy, non meat kitchen scraps, hair clippings (we cut our hair at home), and some grass, leaves and sticks!

Beth H said...

I visited Bummis and the Dr. Seuss is the best!!It's exactly what I've been shopping for.

Beth H said...

I'm a subscriber and I love your site for all the great deals.

Beth H said...

Denise, my favorite reuse project as of late is that I used my old Oxy-Clean container to put my homemade wipes in...from old paper towels I don't use anymore because I reused a few sheets to make cloth napkins! Double Whammy.

Beth H said...

Man I really want these...I even did a little tweet for them....which also automatically goes on my facebook page too!

KristyT said...

Hello Denise! I have just joined your feed! I would love to try the cloth diaper system! I was unaware they were so "new"! My mom used them with me and I thought no one did this anymore. I have an adorable little girl so I would like the Girl Elements I believe! Thanks and I look forward to talking with you!!

Amy said...

I love the "girl elements" in medium - they would be perfect for my 9 mo. old! thanks for the chance to win!

carleigh said...

just found your site... we're expecting baby number 4 in august... guess its never too late to start saving in the diapers department!! i like the girl trends the best!!

Lindsay said...

Would love to try the girl elements or the bamboo diapers. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!!

Lindsay said...

I'm a subscriber!

Lindsay said...

Twittered here:

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Vaishali said...

I would love to try the boy elements. Great giveaway.

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Talina said...

Just tweeted the giveaway:
http://twitter.com/GiveawayQueen/status/1477075597

fisherbe said...

Boy trends in large!!!!
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Becca said...

I love the Dr Seuss set. Its adorable (and as I require it can be for a boy or girl)

fisherbe said...

I repurpose egg cartons. I use them for seed starters for my veggie garden. When the seeds are ready i cut the crates apart and replant.
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fisherbe said...

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Becca said...

Green things I do:
1. Compost, everything that isn't meat goes in the bucket then out to the back yard.
2. Garden (sort of goes with #1).
3. Cloth diaper.
4. Green home improvement (slowly replacing drafty windows, have a low flow shower head, as light bulbs die they are becoming CFLs, getting a clothesline!).
5. Have cloth napkins, and designated cloths for cleaning and wiping hands and dirty faces.

Becca said...

I subscribe to your feed.

Sam and Sarah said...

I would choose boy elements... baby #1 comes the end of Sept and trying to decide which diapers to use...

Kelly Via said...

I would choose either the "Girl Elements" pack or the "Dr Seuss" pack in a size small. We have a little girl due in July, but I would debate about sticking to the 'gender-neutral' covers or the girly covers.

Kelly Via said...

Useful recycle tip:

We choose paper bags at the grocery store. We keep them in the kitchen and they are our "Recycling Trash Can." We sit one right beside our trash can and fill it with our recyclables. Then, once its full, we just put the whole thing in the recycle bin outside and start over with another bag. The bags stay replenished because by the time we are running low, we need groceries again!

Robbie and Margot said...

I would like the boy elements small pack. Very cute. I have been toying with the idea of using cloth diapers and this would be the perfect opportunity to give them a try.

erin said...

I like the boy elements pack. We have #3 coming in November. Thanks for all your work on this blog!

Heather said...

I'd choose the Girl Trends. We already have a bib in the purple!

Heather said...

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Ashley said...

I would go for the Girl Elements Pack. It's hard to choose though as they're all so cute!

Heather said...

I use reusable bags at the grocery store and cloth diapers on my baby. I actually cringe when I have to get a plastic bag at a store!

Ashley said...

I subscribe to your feed already. Great site!!!

Ashley said...

One way I recycle is to use my plastic grocery bags as trash bags for my small trash cans. Why pay more for bags when you bring them home all the time for free. They are perfect for bathroom and bedroom trash cans.

Anonymous said...

I would love to win the boy elements! I am not sure what I am having (due in September) but a girl in blue would be better than a boy in pink!

lnelson75@yahoo.com

Diane said...

I wouold chose the doctor suess as his characters are favorites with my littles.
diofleenor1@hotmail dot com

Kim F. said...

Girl Trends...so cute.

Kim F. said...

I subscribe.

Kelly S. said...

I subscribe to your blog feed. Kelly S.

Kelly S. said...

I LOVE the Girl Elements.

Thanks for a great GREEN giveaway!

Kelly S.

SHERRi SMiTH said...

I absolutely love bumkins products... I would sooo want to try their Girl Trends bundle back in large!

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SHERRi SMiTH said...

My useful tip about recycling is I cloth diaper, and make my own wipey solution!

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SHERRi SMiTH said...

I tweeted about the contest!

http://twitter.com/wedwithbabies/status/1477696803

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Anonymous said...

I like the Boy Elements. It actually looks like it could go gor a girl or a boy. Since my husband and I don't know what we're having yet, that's the one I would pick!



ladyinwaitingarea@yahoo.com

Sheri said...

I would love to try cloth diapering! I have been pondering for quite awhile now. I like the boy element, we would probably need the medium size since my second is already 6 months!

Jen (jmmaistros@atlanticbb.net) said...

I make cloth diaper out of old recieving blankets. And use them of course!

Anonymous said...

I would love to try the Boy Elements in Large! Thanks for the video... It was very helpful!

karenanneddy@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I Like to repurpose sheets I find on clearance to make covers for the pack 'n play or curtains etc. And I use reusable shopping bags.

karenanneddy@yahoo.com

Sheri said...

Like your previous commenter, I choose paper bags at the grocery store and use them for recycling bags. I have reusable shopping bags too, but I only use them ever other time, when I have a good stash of paper, otherwise what would I use for my recycling?!? :)
We were given a gift of a reusable place mat for our first baby. It is a rubber mat with suction cups on the back and a "trough" that hangs off the table to catch food. It rolls up nice and fits in the diaper bag. it is good for when baby is on finger foods and not yet ready for a plate at a restaurant or other people's houses. I like the fancy one-time-use place mats, but they are too costly and wasteful. These are a good alternative!

Rebecca said...

I would love the Dr. Seuss ones in small!

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rebecca said...

My husband and I reuse all plastic containers that we buy to store everything from food related items (from food related products!) to screws in his workshop!

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Nikki said...

Hello,
I am due April 30th and expecting my first. I would pick girl trends. This will help me get started on trying out cloth diapers. I use reusable cloth bags for all my shopping.

Krista said...

I like the boy elements bundle. It seems the most gender neutral of the choices. I would like to tyr cloth diapering with our next baby, and this would be a nice start.
design_lady05 at yahoo dot com

Krista said...

I line dry the vast majority of our clothes, we have a compost pile that in turn goes into our garden, and I use reuseable shopping bags. Also, since we live in HOT TX, we keep our A/C set to about 80 during hte summer, and during the winter, the heater is only on for maybe a whole month (total, several days here and there).
design_lady05 at yahoo dot com

Krista said...

I already subscribe via a reader. Great Blog!!
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Rachel said...

I like the girl trends set!

Thanks for the giveaway!

racheldowd07 at gmail

Lanes said...

I would choose the girl elements pack in the medium size. This would be an awesome way to save money!