Thursday, July 16, 2009

Tiny Bubbles Laundry Detergent

So you know I use cloth diapers. I was thrown into the world of cloth when I found out #3 was on the way. I was tired of throwing away diapers from my older 2. I was becoming environmentally friendly at the time, just started recycling. Using microfiber cloths instead of paper towel, natural cleaners... You get the drift. We also were at a point where the money is tight what a better way to save then to use cloth. I didn't know where to start I was (still am actually) new to the land of cloth so I asked a dear friend what I should do as she was the only person I knew that used cloth. She instantly brought me over some of her OLD stash (We really need new diapers Little Man deserves some new diapers). I went and researched cloth diaper washing directions as she didn't tell me much but to use a "free" detergent. I bought All free and Clear. Now I am not going to talk bad about it, but I do not believe it was the wisest choice for cloth, but it was cheap. I washed my new found diapers and used them on my daughter who was still in diapers at the time. (She still is but we are PTing :)) I figured I could get my feet wet with her and see what it was like what is needed. I fell in love with the whole concept and ease of cloth. DH was hesitant and frustrated by the leaks. He was confused by stuffing and covers and all that good stuff. (He is a AIO man).... SO I tried to figure out the leaks I figured we had a learning curve this is new we need to figure out if we are not stuffing enough or stuffing with the wrong thing?? Then I found a wonderful thing called STRIPPING your diapers. Well this was worth a try. I had talked to a few folks about my leaks and the agreed upon problem was, "Its your detergent" SO I still have this bottle of ALL and I use it and I strip like every other wash. You would about die if you saw how much soap is left in my diapers. I need something better I NEED something made for CLOTH DIAPERS.
There are so many choices. Where to start??? I still have no clue. This is probably why I haven't bought any of the soaps that diaper sites sell online.
I have recently been introduced to Tiny Bubbles Laundry Detergent. It is a new detergent made by the Natural Baby Comp. It sounds great to me. Its made for sensitive skin!! We have some major eczema around here so I would hope this would keep any irritation away. It is also Phosphate-Free AND its made for use in HE washers. Look it only has 5 yes FIVE ingredients!!! Ingredients
Sodium carbonate, Sodium sulfate, Sodium percarbonate, Sodium alkyl aryl sulfonate, Linear alcohol ethoxylate.
Its $12.95 for 60 loads in my front loader so it is reasonably priced. I have no idea about shipping but I really think I will buy some of this detergent. I really just need to take the plunge and buy some already. Anyone need half a bottle of ALL???

Here's the info from there site

Tiny Bubbles

The detergent of choice for cloth diapers and baby apparel.

  • Dye & Fragrance Free
  • Completely Biodegradable
  • Completely Phosphate-Free
  • No Optical Brighteners or Fillers
  • Gentle for Sensitive Skin
  • Low Residue Formula
  • Ultra-Concentrated
  • Low Cost-Per-Wash
  • Recyclable

Safe to use with Gro Baby™ and all other cloth diapers brands. Not tested on animals. No animal by products. ($0.22 per Load)

Phosphate Free - Phosphate detergents are a major cause of pollution in our lakes and streams. Even biodegradable phosphate detergents are harmful to water life. Tiny Bubbles contains no phosphates and is completely biodegradable.

60 Loads - Front Load Washer
Net Wt. 60 Oz. (3.75lbs)

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Gift Card giveaway to GYMBOREE

OMG what could be better than winning a $100 Gift Card to Gymboree Clothing Store??? I have no idea. But really. $100 to gymboree I have so entered that contest. What? You want to enter it too??? Well OK if you insist head on over to Tales of a shopaholic mommy and enter. But hurry this one ends July 20th

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Cloth Diaper Whisperer Fluff Friday Week 34

The Cloth Diaper Whisperer's weekly giveaway is still going strong. I have slacked because of Mr new baby taking up all my time and big sisters being big sisters. I have learned allot having a newborn in cloth...You need more cloth diapers. I really need help getting more diapers for him. So I enter all of these wonderful giveaways. I say you should enter and if This weeks giveaway from The Cloth Diaper Whisperer is:

Fluff Friday 34

Welcome to our new giveaway!

What would you will win:
3-Haute One Size Diapers with inserts (given by manufacturer)

The Cloth Diaper Whisperer

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

A bunch of giveaways

Annies Home/Shop Annies is having a bunch of giveaways. I figured I would just list them all here and let you go to the ones that sound awesome to you.

I have deleted the giveaways that are over from Shop Annies. I will update I promise. I just have too much going on this week I feel like I do not even have time for me :)

Build A Bear $25 Gift Card Giveaway

I have never given the children the pleasure of making there own bear. I myself have only been in Build A Bear and walked around looked and watched small children delight in choosing there very own friend. Then the walk proudly over to the stuffing machine to give there new found friend life. After they have started the stuffing process the child is asked to pick a small heart and to hold it and I believe make a wish?? The heart is then placed inside the bear and the back is sewn shut. You move about the store where you clean your new friend and decide if it needs an outfit and accessories. You even get to choose a name and make a certificate.
I swore I would take my child when they were old enough to enjoy it. BAD MOM ALERT. I have yet to do it :(
Right now Shop Annies is having a giveaway for a $25 gift card. I REALLY want this I can finally take them with this as money is too tight to just go without the help from this GC. I know the $25 is not enough but I can redeem the few point I have on a diaper reward program for another smaller gift card and that way I would have enoug money to take them and let them each get a friend of there own.
So I am not going to tell you to go to Shop Annies and enter this Build A Bear giveaway because I want it all for myself :P Nor will I say it ends July 14 ;)

Flowerz In Her Hair review and GiveawayIf you have a girl you know how important it is to have the perfect accessories for the hair. That's where Flowerz In Her Hair comes in just perfectly!!! They sell hair bows, head bands that you can attach some of the bows to. Beanies that you can customize with a ribbon tied into a bow or a flower. You can even have some custom made head wear designed for your special occasion!! How cool is that?
Well to make it even better Annies Home is having a giveaway for a $20 gift certificate to Flowerz In Her Hair. You can even click on her button and link to Flowerz In Her Hair Blog!!
Flowerz In Her Hair

Ends July 1

Shop Annies

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


Now I really like Bumkins but the thing is the ones I have, they are the OLD version so I would really LOVE to try the NEW version. Plus it has bamboo diaps in this giveaway. (giggles in delight) We all know that I love bamboo!!!
Ok the truth behind my love...... It involves the hubby... When I received my used stash of diapers I was quite scared of the Bumkins. They were big and bulky. The velcro tabs were huge and the AIO theroy was there, I guess, to say the least. I put them in the bottom drawer with the other creepy incase of emergency only use diapers. Then I left DH alone with no instructions. It was nap time he had a fresh diaper on no problems right??? HA HA! Well the pretty HH that I had on him and thought I would love leaked with his first pee (SUPER SOAKER). Hubster then was confused by what gets stuffed, what needs a cover, hang on..what is a cover (scratch head)..... For the record: Everything was stuffed and covers were with the soakers so I THOUGHT I left it fool proof. HAHA!! I came home to the dreaded no-no diaper proudly being displayed on his little hiney. My first question was what happened? I got the he was soaked!! Blanket, shirt, bedding everything. Okay thats fine this is our first experience with cloth we will learn but why didn't you use one of the ones in the top drawer? That is when I got the whole stuffed, cover line. I said well they are all ready to go and together. He then said plus these are easy no "buttons" no stuffing its really just like a regular diaper. Now granted all diapers are like regular diapers but these he really seems to fancy, and I get the hey you need to wash the diapers we're out of my diapers line quite frequently. This is great I was worried about him and the willingness to participate in my adventure. So as long as he has a Bumkins in the pile hes okay with cloth.

I really would like more of these diapers so I am entering the wayy cool giveaway brought to us by Cloth Diaper Blog. I wish I could get someone to let me review and have a giveawy about this diaper because then it would be a review from a DAD EEK. hmmm.

So what to do??? You want a chance to try them also? Go here

Hurry ends friday June 5th


FEED YOUR STASH FRIDAY Bumkins New Product Sampler!

This week’s giveaway is for One (1) Bumkins New Products Sample Kit.

What comes in the Bumkins New Products Sample Kit?

The Bumkins New Products Sample Kit are all the recent Bumkins products hitting the market. In the kit you’ll find:

  • Two (2) Microfiber Insert 3 Packs (small and large)
  • One (1) Disposable Diaper Liner Pack
  • Three (3) Cotton Contour Diapers
  • Three (3) Bamboo Contour Diapers
  • One (1) Waterproof Quickee Bag
  • One (1) Waterproof Mini Bag

Monday, June 1, 2009

Fluff Friday :)

I love fluff friday :)
The Cloth Diaper Whisperer

Fluff Friday Week 31

Welcome to this week's giveaway!

What would you win:
1-AppleCheeks Envelope Diaper
2-AppleCheeks Inserts (bamboo or hemp-customer choice)
1-AppleCheeks Booster

Friday, May 29, 2009

I am not stuttering I promise!

TheMomBuzz is also offering a 16 x 20 Gallery Wrapped Canvas Prints from Online Poster Printing! Hers is also for a 16 x 20!!! What a great gift this would be for fathers day. What is Gallery wrapped canvas? Well the picture does not just end at the side of the canvas (museum wrap) it actually continues around the canvas. The turnaround time is only 3 business days... That is super fast!!! They have different options for shipping methods so you will be sure to get your print when you want it. UPrinting has been specializing in printing for 25 years. They offer more than just canvas prints. Go check them out!!! Be sure to stop by TheMomBuzz to enter and check out her other giveaways!

Ends June 6th
The Mom Buzz