Friday, June 8, 2018

Spray Pal Exclusive Thirsties Print - Good Fortune

We're pleased to announce the latest Spray Pal Exclusive - Good Fortune from Thirsties.
Available with blue or plum trim and all your favorite styles, Good Fortune has special meaning to the Spray Pal family. Jen's Grandpa (who is 92 years old) emailed her every night after her son was born at only 25 weeks. Whether words of wisdom, good thoughts or prayers, the nightly emails continued the entire 7 months Mini Spray Pal 2.0 was in the NICU, and continue to this day over 6 years later!
Jen and her family look forward to those emails every night. Parenting can be hard, and those positive words of encouragement can make a huge difference right when you need them. We knew this was very personal to the Spray Pal family, and we wanted to tie the cloth community in somehow. So we asked you to share YOUR words of wisdom for new parents in THIS Facebook post, and it's your words of wisdom that are on this print's fortunes! The cloth diapering community is so supportive and we love both the print, and the symbolic way we incorporated each of you in the design. We hope you love it as much as we do!

Shop Good Fortune styles today.

Friday, June 1, 2018

$500+ Prego Expo Denver Cloth Diaper Giveaway

We're thrilled to be teaching new parents about the benefits of cloth diapers during our #MakeClothMainstream IRL tour! We'll be at events all over the country with some great products from our fantastic sponsors, and our next event is The Prego Expo Denver on June 3rd.

Get tickets for Prego Expo Denver 6/3 by going here: Prego Expo Denver

Our #MakeClothMainstream IRL booth will be at The Prego Expo in Denver this weekend on June 3rd! If you're local we invite you to come by, chat us up, and bring a cloth curious friend or five! Not only will we have all the tools you need to see how cloth works but we have an amazing giveaway you can enter. We'll also have some free samples you can try out at home!
If you're not local don't worry, our giveaway is open to our friends at home, too. Thanks to our sponsors Thirsties, Kanga Care - Rumparooz, Allen's Naturally, Project Pomona, Spray Pal, Best Bottom Diapers, Planet Wise, Balm Baby, Tots Bots, Sloomb, and Osocozy we can make this all possible!
The #MakeClothMainstream IRL Giveaway Prize Package with $500+ in goodies from Thirsties, Kanga Care - Rumparooz, Allen's Naturally, Project Pomona, Best Bottom Diapers, Planet Wise, Balm Baby, Tots Bots, Sloomb, Spray Pal, and Osocozy.
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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Tots Bots - Royally Brilliant Cloth Nappies (Diapers!)

Have you tried Tots Bots cloth diapers yet? We were hesitant to make the switch to hook and loop diapers years ago, but this is the one brand that won us over. Now we love our Tots Bots EasyFit STARs and PeeNut shells, especially for sending to school! Easy, super soft, adorable prints, made in the UK...what's not to love?
Make Cloth Mainstream sponsor Tots Bots have been made by a family-run business in the East End of Glasgow, UK for the past 15 years. Now available in 30 countries, including the USA, the product line includes the PeeNut system, the EasyFit STAR one-size all-in-one, and the TeenyFit STAR all-in-one to fit teeny tiny newborns, along with a variety of accessories.

The brand's super-sturdy hook & loop closures and incredible absorbency will wow you! We were always a "snaps" family when given a choice, but we ended up trying a Tots Bots after meeting them at the ABC Kids Expo and ended up loving their hook and loop (the generic term for Velcro) so much that we ordered a few more to have on hand when sending our son to school in cloth diapers. Tots Bots EasyFit STARs are so easy for anyone to use, they are my "go to" recommendation for parents looking for a great day care/babysitter option.

The best part is, you don't have to sacrifice cuteness for function! We can't help but go a little googly-eyed for their colorful and unique prints. If rainbows are your thing (like they are mine), Tots Bots has a variety of adorable rainbow print options available in all of their styles. We love them so much that we even started carrying them on our website HERE and they are a featured product at our #makeclothmainstream IRL cloth diaper education booth!

Check out the Royal All Bum print in honor of the third royal baby!
Try Tots Bots and you are sure to find a diaper perfect for your little prince or princess.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Spray Pal will #MakeClothMainstream at The Prego Expo Denver 6/3

Spray Pal's #MakeClothMainstreamIRL tour is taking our cloth diapering information booth, to The Prego Expo Denver this Sunday, June 3rd at the Colorado Convention Center. If you're expecting and interested in learning about cloth diapers (and so much more), this kid-friendly event is for you!

The Prego Expo features more than 70 exhibitors with everything fertility, pregnancy and baby. Talk to experts, try products, and attend educational seminars. There will be lots of giveaways, a Babies & Bumps fashion show, and much more. This is a must-attend event for any parents who are expecting, have new babies, or are trying to conceive.
Our booth will have products from our sponsors (Thirsties, Kanga Care - Rumparooz, Allen's Naturally, Project Pomona, Best Bottom Diapers, Planet Wise, Balm Baby, Tots Bots, Sloomb, Spray Pal, and Osocozy) that you can pick and and explore, plus we'll be ready to answer all of your questions.
Doors open at 11 for VIP admission, 11:30 for general admission, with the show running until 4:00. Jen will be speaking on stage with her Cloth Diapering 101 session at 12:30 so don't miss it!
Get your tickets to The Prego Expo Denver and get all the details on our Facebook event page.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Make Cloth Mainstream Giveaway with Easy Lunchboxes & Spray Pal

Easy Luncboxes are BPA-free food containers perfect for work, school and travel. The freezer, microwave, and dishwasher-safe containers give you more function with fewer pieces, and the kid-friendly lids are easy to open.

Whether you choose the 3-compartment meal containers, 4-compartment snack containers, or leak-resistant mini-dippers, you'll get great color combinations and portion-controlled, eco-friendly function that fit perfectly in the Easy Lunchboxes cooler bag.

One lucky winner will receive a lunch OR snack container set -AND- one cooler bag OR set of mini dippers from Easy Lunchboxes PLUS a $25 Spray Pal GC!

Total prize value is approximately $46.90.

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Best Bottom & Planet Wise

Have you tried Best Bottom AI2 cloth diapers yet? How about their heavy wetter AIO? They make so many versatile options in such adorable prints, it may be time for you to take a look at this made in the USA brand.

Our #MakeClothMainstream IRL 2018 sponsors, Best Bottom Diapers and Planet Wise, have some serious must-have items for your cloth diaper stash.

Best Bottom Diapers are one-size, wipeable, reusable shells, with snap-in inserts that won't budge, even with a wiggly toddler. Speaking of toddlers, the Best Bottom Bigger shells fit children up to 45 pounds, if a one-size isn't quite enough for your little one. Inserts are available in multiple sizes and materials, to suit every need. Both shells and heavy wetter AIOs come in a variety of adorable prints, including the brand new Farmer's Market print (available 5/22) which may just be my new personal favorite.

Need a wet bag or pail liner? (You can never have too many wet bags!) Planet Wise has them in tons of sizes, styles, and adorable prints, including wipes pouches. We have some of our favorite styles and sizes available right here: Planet Wise Products on in case you want to stock up for Summer trips to the pool or beach!

Traveling? Their packing cubes will keep your fluff and everything else organized. Now available in three adorable new prints! At such a great price, I've grabbed a few of these for our family's personal use and absolutely love them.
What is your all-time favorite Best Bottom or Planet Wise print?

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Cloth Diapers make Babies Walk Later: Don't Believe this Cloth Diaper Myth!

"Your baby will never walk if you use cloth." Or "Babies can't walk with bulky cloth diapers on." How about "You need to use disposables so your baby will walk sooner." Have you heard a version of this myth that cloth diapers delay walking? We have. Needless to say, we disagree!

We were pretty shocked to read this "review" of cloth diapers sent to us by one of our superfans who was just as shocked to read it. It's pretty easy to figure out with their copy and pasting methods (see multiple examples below) that this was someone who was out to get the cloth diaper industry. But, why? That's the part I just don't understand.
We decided to poll our Facebook fans, and with approximately 1700 votes right now, 60% say their child walked before 12 months, with 40% indicating their child walked after 12 months of age.
Several commenters indicated that their disposable diapered children walked later than their cloth diapered siblings, and many parents pointed out that their child's readiness for walking was tightly tied to his or her personality in general! So clearly this reviewer, if s/he is actually a real person, maybe be sharing their opinion in their review, but WHY the severe warnings against cloth diapers? Based on our very unscientific survey, it doesn't seem to have the effect she's claiming on development at all.
Generally, it really doesn't matter when your child walks, and every baby will do things on their own schedule whether they're in cloth or disposables. But if negative nellies are bringing you down about cloth diapers delaying it, don't sweat it! Now you have some evidence to prove this is just a myth. ;)

Want to help counteract these false negative reviews? Leave your reviews for cloth diapers and accessories your family loves!

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