Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Spreading The Fluffly Love With The Sparkle Mama

The Sparkle Mama  knows it is tough for some families to make ends meet in these times, she contacted us about donating diapers for "spreading the fluffy love"  and we are thrilled to have her as a contributor to this great cause! 

Spreading the fluffy love's mission is to try to help families in need of a financial break, families who can barely afford disposable diapers let alone the start up costs it takes to switch to cloth. If this is you we ant to help!

If you are a mama in need send us an email at instinctualmamas@gmail.com telling us WHY you are in need.  Be as detailed as you are comfortable with.  We are not asking for your life story or a full rundown of your financial history (Share only what you're comfortable sharing) .  All we ask is that you are as honest and genuine as possible. 
Some things we do need to know in order to consider you are how many kids you have and how many of those are still in diapers.  Do you have a washer/dryer in your home or do you have easy access to one (as you will have to wash daily).  If you do not have a washer/dryer are you willing to hand wash and line dry?
Do you have easy access to cloth diaper safe laundry detergent?  You cannot use any laundry detergent you want as this can ruin the diapers.  Soap residue can build up causing the diapers to stink, not absorb well and leave rashes/burns on baby's skin.  PinStripes and PolkaDots has an excellent guide for cloth diaper safe detergents.  If you look around in your area many of these are sold in natural/health stores and even stores such as Target/Walmart (depending on where you live).  Some can only be ordered online, you will just have to do some research.
We are looking for mamas who DO NOT already cloth diaper and are willing to actually USE them (not just try them, USE them) but just cannot afford to buy even 1 cloth diaper to help break them of the dependence on sposies.  Families who, if they did buy 1 cloth diaper, would have no budget for sposies for that week to cover their little ones tush.

If you are already a cloth diapering mama but know of mama in need send her our way. So please spread the word about our mission mamas.
If your little one is growing up and potty learning consider donating some of your gently used diapers to moms in need.

If you own a cloth diaper store/company consider donating your seconds, overstock or gently used cloth diapers/cloth diaper accessories to us.
If you have a store selling cloth diaper safe detergent/rash creams we accept donations as well!

Who will get these diapers?

The sponsors and ourselves will  review the entries and pick the recipient(s).  This time it will be 2 moms each receiving 3 econobum covers and 9 prefolds.   Each mama will have to wash her stash daily but will have enough to cloth diaper full time.  We will leave this up and open for 1 week and then we will choose the moms and notify them.

In the meantime go and show some love to The Sparkle Mama and let her know how much we all appreciate her generous donation.

Instinctual Mamas

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