CONTEST IS OPEN TO EVERYONE- One NON cloth user and One Cloth user will be picked!
There is my "stash" as we cloth diaper users call it. Not too fancy, not too complicated but HIGHLY functional and HIGHLY cost effective.
I did not cloth from the start with this baby and I did not cloth with my first, do I regret it YES!
See with my first daughter 5 years ago, I searched the Internet and all I found was a bunch of fancy 20 something dollar diapers. Sure they would eventually pay for themselves and save me money but the upfront cost was too much!
These were my usual responses... (this is honestly what I used to say)
*It's too much initial investment, I don't have the money
*It looks too complicated
*I already have enough laundry
*It's going to stink up the house
*My husband wont want to change diapers
*I don't want to be a martyr mom <---Yeah I used to call cloth diaper users Martyr moms lol.. What changed? well.. the diapers changed! and my money situation changed I did not want to worry about having enough money for a pack of diapers, because at one point I didn't, a dear friend had to buy me 2 packs of diapers and wipes, those were the last disposables I used. People over at Bumgenious <---I'm like one of their biggest cheerleaders, and nope they don't know I even exist lol.... so obviously they're not sponsoring this, it's just my views. They made these great pocket friendly diapers called Flip and econobum I started with one stay dry pack in the summer with 50 dollars I scrunched up and I would hand wash them everyday and hang them to dry outside, you can read about it on a review I did about flip diapers on my personal blog. I hand washed because it was hot outside and I didn't want to keep running the washer everyday, so I took advantage of the sun. Back then her poopie was the breast milk poop and It wasn't too bad, my own child's poop isn't as gross as I thought.
I eventually got 5 additional inserts and 2 covers as well and 2 econobum inserts and 3 prefolds. I wash them every other day, and I just put them in a bag in the garage.
Runny poop goes directly in the wash I don't even fuss with it
Sticky poop I just grab some toilet paper and wipe the excess off into the toilet
Hard poo is the easiest, just dump in the toilet!
IN NONE of those situations do you EVER touch poop! the sticky poo is the most difficult but think of it as wiping your toddler's booty lol...
Laundry really just became routine and I am happy to report my Hubby DOES change cloth! I did it for the first week so he would see and then he was all for it! plus he was all for the savings!
Total cost! $100 I started 5 months ago almost 6!, so lets see I was buying a jumbo pack a week $10 x 24 weeks, they payed for themselves AND saved me 140 dollars so far, not to mention I got at least 1-2 more diapering years on this baby... and a possible future baby who already has diapers! haha.
WITH THAT SAID
We want to give back, to the environment and help some of you make the switch! If all you need is a little push this might be it! we're going to give away 2 Econobum Starter packs to 2 winners!! , it's one cover three prefolds, that is like having 3 diapers! It's not a fancy diaper but it is very functional and maybe you will find that you had a love for cloth in you all along
Ah but there are some requirements,
Mandatoryyou must follow us on here via google friend connect and you must post a comment below telling us why you want to try cloth diapering and why you haven't and to those who do Use cloth, why they love it so much!! and leave your e-mail) you must to this or any other entries will be disqualified. <--that is 2 entries! for additional entries
1 you must like us on facebook (and leave a comment on our page)
2 you must post this giveaway as a status and send us a link to it.
3 If you twitter you must tweet about this contest and post your link as a comment (you can do this everyday and it will count as additional entries just remember to post a link to it below
After, please write a blog or send us an email on what happened after you used the cloth, did you like it? are you going to keep doing it, If you do so I will send you one ADDITIONAL GIFT!
If you already cloth but had never used econobums tell us how you like it! And you too can get a gift!
Contest Closes 4pm PST
Winners! will be Announced February 1st 2011 6pm PST
Well let's get going! Go Cloth!