Friday, July 21, 2017

Thirsties Products on Sale for a Limited Time!

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It's so hard to believe that the kids here in Tennessee go back to school at the very beginning of August! We're taking advantage of these last few precious days of summer by packing up our trailer and hitting the road for some camping. Since we'll be away from Spray Pal HQ, we won't be able to ship out any website orders until Monday, July 31st. But don't worry, you can still get all of our great Spray Pal products from our amazing retailers!

To help you pass the time while we're away (because we know how hard it can be to wait for those fluff mail deliveries), we'll be running a sale on ALL Thirsties products while we're gone. So take your time, search the site for all the fun things you've been wanting to try from Thirsties, and we will automatically take off 15% when you check out! This is a great time to stock up on the NAIOs (Natural All in Ones) or any other style of cloth diapers you may need. Is your cloth diaper stash already feeling complete? How about one of their brand new (and adorable) reusable swim diapers!

We promise to ship everything as soon as we get back home so you won't have to wait too long. This discount will also automatically apply to the EVERYTHING YOU NEED BUNDLE and the CLOTH DIAPERING STARTER KIT since they include Thirsties products, and the discount disappears once we start shipping orders out next weekend.

Oh, and the best part? If you place your order tonight or first thing tomorrow morning, it will ship out before we leave so you won't even have to wait to enjoy your fluff mail! Happy shopping and we hope you enjoy the rest of your summer!

Kindly,
Jen and the Spray Pal Family

CLICK HERE TO SHOP THIRSTIES CLOTH DIAPERS

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Mystery Bundles are BACK!



For a very limited time, as in TODAY only from 9am EST until midnight (or until we run out), we are bringing back our very popular Mystery Bundles!! If you've ever bought one of our bundles in the past, then you know these are super fun, super mysterious, and super sought after! And such a great way to add to your cloth diapers stash. So make sure you're on our site right at 9am to get your order in!

What makes these super fun?

Well, they're a great way to bulk up your cloth diaper stash and try new brands you've been curios about. Trying new fluff is always fun!! But maybe you're one of those fluffy moms who only likes a certain brand for your baby. Well, this will be fun for you, too! Put in your order comments whatever you want us to know and we will do our best to accommodate! An example: "We only use ________ and I already have _______ print but I'd love anything girly!" What a fun surprise to get some new colors and prints in a brand you love, right?? ;)

Mysterious you say? Why all the mystery? What's so fun about that?

I'm so glad you asked! Every so often we get into a bind where we need to make room to stock NEW and exciting items (ahem...exclusives), but it's not the typical time of year where we can offer a big sale. You'll find the big sales typically run around Black Friday and Earth Day. Well, we need the space now! So we can offer a limited number of mystery bundles specially curated for you (but...thought we do take your requests strongly into consideration, we cannot guarantee you'll get exactly what you ask for because it will be limited to the stock we have on hand...which is a MYSTERY!!!) and this way we aren't breaking any brands' rules by running sales.

So when you say "sought after" what exactly are we talking here?

Let's just say, if you want to grab yourself a bundle, which of COURSE you do, I would recommend getting on our site right at 9am. Maybe even a bit earlier if you want to check out all we have to offer and get your comments/requests typed out. These bundles will be available in 2 different price points, and when we have done them in the past they have completely sold out. We pack them in the order that they are received, so those who order right at 9am are likely to get more of their wishes granted. If we do sell out early, there is a chance we could restock some later in the afternoon depending on what inventory we have left after those bundles get packed up. But you don't want to take the chance on missing out, these are always such a great deal and we love seeing all of your fluff mail photos after!!

Some last minute tips and tricks: If you are hoping for a Spray Pal diaper sprayer, you'll definitely want to go for the $75 mystery bundle and mention it in your order comments. You can also include requests for cloth diapers with it because you'll obviously get more than just a sprayer. But the $75 bundle is the only one that might include a sprayer in it. If you're hoping for a Spray Pal shield, you can choose either bundle and put it in your comments along with other wishes/requests. Also, your wishes don't have to be just about cloth diapers...if you're needed pail liners, wetbags, or cloth wipes, just mention that! We have a lot to offer and we need to make a lot of space, so nothing is off limits for requests (just remember we cannot guarantee you'll get EXACTLY what you wish for, but we will try)!! Happy shopping!

Here's the Spray Pal website if you want to check out the awesomeness that *might* become part of your mystery bundle: www.spray-pal.com I'll throw in the link to the mystery bundles after they go live!!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Spray Pal Demo with Calgary Cloth

In case you missed it we did a LIVE Facebook with Calgary Cloth Diaper Depot (one of our awesome Canadian retailers) to show fans and customers how to use their Spray Pal Sprayer and Splatter Shield.

In this video we cover how to spray AppleCheeks (of course, this is a Canadian store and we love AC!), prefolds, and even trainers!

We hope this video answers your questions on using the Spray Pal, be sure to follow our own Facebook page for notifications for the next time we go live. Our live demos are a great time to ask questions and get them answered on VIDEO right away! We do live videos on our own page and also on retailer pages, all of which will be announced through our own page. Plus they tend to have a giveaway with them ;)




Monday, July 10, 2017

Best Amazon Prime Day Deals for Baby


UPDATE for July 11: The Spray Pal sprayer and shield bundle SOLD OUT in under 30 minutes and the waitlist filled up completely! So amazing to watch cloth diapers become mainstream on Prime Day. Good news if you missed it, the Spray Pal shield on it's own is up next for a deal starting at 10:20am central time. Make sure you grab yours quickly if you have been wanting one! You can go find it now under the "Baby" category and click "watch this deal" if you have the app, and Amazon will send you a notification 5 minutes before it goes live.



This morning I just scored new shoes for school! The Prime Day Deal takes an extra 30% off when you check out, so that was awesome! Here's what mini SP 2.0 will be rocking to kinder next month:


Something else that caught my eye but isn't necessarily baby related...the 23andMe DNA Test - Health + Ancestry Personal Genetic Service - 75+ Online Reports. Has anyone tried this before? At 50% off it seems like a great deal, and I've always been curious of my genetic makeup since my dad was adopted. Worth the splurge on Prime Day??

Last update for me...I still haven't jumped on the Instant Pot bandwagon, and every year at this time I feel like everyone is telling me I need one. We use Hello Fresh for much of our cooking, so I'm not sure it would fit in with our schedule, but maybe I'm wrong. Do you use an Instant Pot? Do you love it? I could see it coming in handy for cooking quinoa or dry beans for mini Spray Pal 2.0's blended diet, but we do it on the stove now and it works out fine. Is it worth the counter space real estate?



July 10, 2017 - I know in the past, Amazon's Prime Day 2017 - 30 Hours of Deals has seemed like much ado about nothing. The prices were decent, but the products were typically things nobody really needed. Well, it looks like Amazon upped their game this year. I just took a peek at what's on the list for upcoming prime deals in the baby category, and I was pleasantly surprised to see TONS of brands I actually would have used and often recommend to new or expecting families. Here's a list of my standouts. Please be aware that this is not a comprehensive list because I can only see the things that are coming up tonight, but if this list is any indication of what's in store for tomorrow, I think parents are going to be stoked to stock up on these deals!

1. Evenflo Car Seats for various stages. I wish I could see what the deal was, but a safe car seat is definitely a must have on any baby list! The stainless steel cups and glass storage containers that happened to make it into the screen shot are great items to have on hand as well.
Car seats and safe food storage? Yes, please!
2. So many favorites on this screen shot. EZPZ is obviously adored by so many parents to help make mealtime less messy, and we here at Spray Pal couldn't agree more that less mess is best! ;) Joovy is another great brand if you're looking for a nice set of bottles. And honestly we could never have enough muslin blankets. We still have a few around for the kids to this day!

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3. We may be a bit partial to this one, but HELLO?!?! Awesome deal on a Spray Pal sprayer and shield bundle?? You won't want to miss this!! Plus, look at all those other baby items you may want/ need. A good swing was a definite must for us!

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Yes, yes, YES!! Spray Pal FTW!
PS - if you're just getting started with cloth diapers, you may want to take advantage of this deal on our starter kit. It's not technically a Prime Day deal, but it is on sale and this price will only last as long as Prime Day does!



4. Well, ok, this isn't great for the baby stage...but you better believe I'll be stocking up on these for the kids' lunch boxes this year! LOVE this color! EDIT for July 11: Soooo, this actual color didn't go on sale, but I still scored an orange and blue one for mini Spray Pal 2.0's lunch box!

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5. Baby carriers! Life with a baby is SO much easier with a good baby carrier, and we saw PLENTY of great ones scheduled to come up as a Prime Day deal. A few to stalk: SIX-Position, 360° Ergonomic Baby & Child Carrier by LILLEbaby - The COMPLETE All Seasons (Stone), BABYBJORN Baby Carrier One, CuddleBug Grey Baby Wrap  

6, Finally, the ever popular Ju Ju Be will be featured! They had more than this product listed, but I took a screen shot of the paci-pod because I know it works great not just for pacis, but for those ladies who use a reusable menstrual cup! Speaking of...I wonder if those will be on sale, too? Hmmm...

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What are you hoping to score for baby this Prime Day? If you don't have Amazon Prime yet, you can sign up for a 30-day free trial here, just in time for Prime Day: Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial

Saturday, June 17, 2017

We want to see you in Denver at Prego Expo!

After a short travel break we are heading back out with our best cloth diaper friends to Denver! Our #MakeClothMainstream IRL booth will be there as a resource for new and even experience cloth diaper families who want to learn everything or just want to ask for some help.



These events are amazing opportunities for parents because we can guide them through the overwhelming options available in the cloth diaper world and they can touch the diapers themselves. It's also an incredible chance for us (the cloth diaper world) to convert over more "cloth curious" families who stop by our booth.

Thanks to our sponsors Thirsties, Kanga Care, Allen's Naturally, Project Pomona, Spray Pal, and Osocozy we can make this all possible! We also have coupon codes to hand out during the event to make getting started a little easier on the wallet.

Speaking of... our sponsors have provided very generous prizes that attendees AND non-attendees can enter to win. Sadly not everyone can live in Denver (though based on the real estate market there it seems everyone is trying to!) so this opportunity to win over $300 worth of prizes is open to people all of the US.

The #MakeClothMainstream IRL Giveaway Prize Package with $300+ in goodies from Kanga Care - RumparoozOsoCozy Cloth DiapersThirstiesProject Pomona Allen's Naturally, and Spray Pal.



Prize package including: Thirsties NAIO, $40 GC to Project Pomona, Spray Pal Shield and Sprayer bundle, Osocozy Organic Prefolds (6 pack), Bummis AIO, Rumparooz G2 One Size and Pail Liner and an Allen's Naturally prize package that includes: 1 Gallon of Liquid Laundry Detergent w/ 1 Quart of Stink Out! and two pumps.

It only takes a moment to enter! Be sure to tell your friends about this giveaway and if you know anyone in the Denver area send them over to the Prego Expo for a fun day out!

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Getting Started with Cloth Diapers: Step 3


In continuing with our "bite-sized" series on how to use cloth diapers, today we'll be talking all about how to store your diapers. This is one of those things that becomes super easy and clear once you jump in and get started with cloth, but many parents who are still in the planning stages are very curious about how this looks in real life. So watch and see how we store our clean diapers between uses as well as our dirty diapers that are waiting for wash day.

How do YOU store your cloth diapers? Leave us a comment below to let us know!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Warning! Video contains REAL {poop} ;)



I came across this video in our YouTube files, and I felt it was worth sharing again...even though we filmed it using one of the original Spray Pal shield models and the Flo sprayer because this was from before the time of launching our very own sprayer (which, by the way, has AMAZING, adjustable water pressure and is even easier to install #shamelessplug). The reason I feel it's worth sharing is that it has a crazy number of views on it. Which means either cloth diapering families are curious to see how our Spray Pal system REALLY works...or...there are a whole bunch of creepers out there trying to watch gross things on the internet. I'm going to let my mind settle on the first option, because sanity is fun. ;)

So, if you've been on the fence about the Spray Pal and you want to know if it really works on that stuck on peanut butter poop, check this video out and let us know what you think! Just be forewarned that there is actual poop on the diaper, so maybe wait to watch until you're finished eating your lunch. Or not, because we're moms and we've seen worse, right? LOL.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Getting Started with Cloth Diapers: Step 2


Here at Spray Pal, our mission is to #makeclothmainstream and help families realize that cloth diapers aren't as hard as you might think. To help people get started the EASY way, we've created this blog series with bite-sized videos filled with the tidbits of information you need to get going. Feel free to leave us your burning questions in the comments below!
 


Step 2: Start buying what you need. Or don't. ;)

Wait, what do you mean "don't"?? Isn't this the fun part? Indeed, buying up all of the adorable colors and prints can be very fun, but we're here to help and we want to be up front with you. The reason there are so many different brands and styles of cloth diapers out there is because there are so many different babies! Newborns come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, so if you're still expecting and you are in the planning stages right now, you might be best holding off before investing in a whole bunch of cloth diapers that may not end up working for your baby. Once your baby is here, you can try a variety of styles to see what works/fits best for your unique little one.

If you *really* want to start shopping now (you're nesting, I get it!), this Cloth Diapering Starter Kit from Spray Pal is a great way to start our stash. It includes all of the accessories you'll need in your cloth diapering journey, plus four different styles of cloth diapers from four very popular cloth diaper brands.

Watch the video to learn more, and be sure to give it a "thumbs up" if you find it helpful so we can continue to #makeclothmainstream!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Getting Started with Cloth Diapers: Step 1


Step 1: Doing the Research

This may seem pretty obvious, but it bears mentioning as the first step in the cloth diapering journey. You would be surprised how many people start looking into cloth diapers, but end up quitting before they even begin because of information overload. Whether you've just had a brand new baby or you have one on the way, you surely have plenty on your mind. Cloth diapers don't need to be an overwhelming part of the "brain pie chart" that divvies up what you need to focus your attention on. This short video will give you tips and tricks for doing the best research (read: quick and concise) to get you started on your cloth diapering journey the easy way!

Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest in this series by clicking this link and then clicking the red "subscribe" button: Spray Pal YouTubeIf you'd like to ask more specific cloth diapering questions at any time, be sure to head to our Facebook group here: The Cloth Diaper Experiment

Just a side note on "picking the brains of your local retailers" - I mentioned this when we were shooting this video, but to keep things short and sweet for you all, it ended up on the cutting room floor. So I wanted to mention it here. Be careful about "showrooming" in your local cloth diaper store. If you are lucky enough to have a brick and mortar store near you that carries cloth diapers, definitely go in and ask them questions and check out the products in person. Just keep in mind that if they are supporting you in your cloth diapering journey, it's a very nice gesture to support them in turn for their time/overhead costs by shopping in their store. It really takes a toll on small businesses if you spend the time looking and asking questions in their store only to go home and purchase products online to save a buck or two. There aren't many physical cloth diaper stores left out there, and if you enjoy having one in your area it's important to show your support with your shopping dollars. :)

Monday, April 24, 2017

Enter to win a Mega Prize during ATL Baby and Kids Expo

Atlanta is our next stop on this crazy ride called the #MakeClothMainstream IRL experience. We've been fortunate enough to visit with families all over the US so far this year and we have many events ahead. If you're in the Atlanta area you will definitely want to stop by and see us at the Atlanta Baby and Child Expo.

Our goal at each of these events is to help families understand the benefits of using cloth diapers and to teach them about the many styles and brands that will work best for their family and budget. Fortunately, this event is helped along by sponsors and you can enter to win prizes from them, even if you aren't able to attend our Atlanta event in person!



  • A Lalabye Baby One Size and Quicktrip (winner chooses from in stock selection)
  • Spray Pal Shield and Sprayer bundle
  • Bambino Mio AIO (2)
  • Osocozy Organic Prefolds (6 pack)
  • Thirsties NAIO
  • AppleCheeks Microterry Bundle in "You Rock"
  • a $40 Gift certificate from Project Pomona
  • A package of goodies from Molly's Suds:  
    • 1 70 load laundry powder 
    • 1 set wool dryer balls 
    • 1 oxygen whitener 
    • 1 all sport 
    • 1 liquid laundry detergent
You can find out more about this fun family friendly event here: Atlanta Baby and Child Expo a Rafflecopter giveaway

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Eco-Friendly Easter

Easter is my favorite holiday. I love the Spring weather, the bright colors, and of course the food and spending time with family. Ever since having kids, I've become much more aware of the choices I make and the things I buy for them and for our family. Keeping things as safe and eco-friendly as possible has become a top priority, and I'd love to share some tips for ways you and your family can also have an eco-friendly Easter!


Things to buy in advance to make Easter more colorful:

1. Eco-Kids Eco-Eggs Coloring Kit - This would actually be great to buy BEFORE the basket gifts. You can use this eco-friendly kit to dye your eggs in advance of the big day. It's fun for the kids and made of all natural ingredients so your colored eggs will still be safe to eat. It also includes a grass growing kit inside so the fun can last long after the eggs are found!

2. Compostable Plastic Easter Eggs. Made in USA. Made from plant materials. - These would make a great addition to any eco-friendly egg hunt. Eco eggs are made in the USA from plants, 100% renewable content, and are fully compostable after use. They are made from non-toxic, durable plastic and have a tight snapping closure. They come in 5 assorted colors: pink, yellow, green, blue, and purple. Eco eggs can be stored and reused for many Easters. After use, dispose of eggs in industrial compost.

3. Plant some bulbs! This late in the game you'll probably have to run to your local garden store and buy some bulbs that are already blooming. We recently added daffodils, tulips, and hyacinth to our back yard and I'm loving the pop of color after a long, gray winter. If you want to plan ahead for next year, these bulbs can be planted in the Fall to bloom in the Spring: Tulips - 25 Bulbs - Colorful Mix 

Fun Ideas for the Easter Basket 

Seems lately the candy has become a staple filler for Easter baskets. How about some fun, eco-friendly basket fillers that don't involved sugary sweets? We've sorted this section by "baby" and "ALL kids" because we realize there's a big difference. But, many of these items could easily overlap.

For Baby:

1. CLOTH DIAPERS!! Of course I would lead off with this. ;) What could be more eco-friendly and useful than adding a couple more adorable cloth diapers to your baby's stash? I admit, my kids all got cloth diapers for their birthday, Christmas, and Easter when they were little. Pretty much any time I had an excuse to buy them a cute gift, this was my go-to! And why not? They love the cute colors and prints, they get a lot of use out of them, and they don't really need a bunch of toys anyways. There are so many cute colors and prints out right now that would be the perfect addition to any Easter basket.

2. If your baby is too young to really remember what was in her basket, why not go with something YOU can use to save time?  Might we suggest the Spray Pal and Cloth Diaper Sprayer Bundle? It's an investment you won't regret, and with all the time you save spraying off cloth diapers, you can spend even more quality time playing with your little one. That's the TRUE gift here. ;)

For ALL Kids:

1. SWIM GEAR - Summer is just around the corner, so I usually throw some useful swim gear that needs replacing into the kids' baskets. Here are some of my "go to" items:
2. GARDENING TOOLS - More fun gear to get you and your kids outside and closer to nature. We love planting a vegetable garden in the Spring, and my daughter loves having her own set of tools to help with: Children's Garden Tool Set


3. Fun Outdoor Equipment (click "Little Tykes" for the best kid-friendly options) - Now that Spring is here and the weather is gorgeous, what better time to get outside and play! Maybe the Easter Bunny wants to bring a new swing for baby, or a new slide for your toddler. Of course, these items won't actually fit IN the basket, but they'd be a fun discovery during the egg hunt! The link above goes to Amazon Warehouse Deals so the Easter Bunny can save some carrots, too. ;)

4. If you REALLY want to hold on to the candy tradition, Surf Sweets Organic Jelly Beans are a great, organic option. And who doesn't love jelly beans on Easter?

We hope this list has inspired you and saved you a little planning time this year. Be sure to share any other eco-friendly Easter ideas we may have missed in the comments below! Happy Spring! :)

*This post contains affiliate links to products we love.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

New Blog Series Coming Soon!

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This year, our focus has been on moving the #makeclothmainstream mission off of social media and out into the real world. We've teamed up with amazing brands in the cloth community (HUGE thanks to: Allen's Naturally, AppleCheeks, Bambino Mio, Bummis, Lalabye Baby, Molly's Suds, Osocozy, Project Pomona, Rumparooz, and Thirsties!) to bring cloth diapers to mainstream baby shows across the US and educate families on the benefits of choosing cloth. As a result, I've met tons of families who went from zero knowledge to cloth curious, and I've gained a lot of insight into what the average expecting family doesn't realize about modern cloth diapers based on the most frequently asked questions at our booth.

After some reflection, I realized that this would make a fantastic blog series to help families get started with cloth. I'll be tackling the most commonly asked questions I hear on our #makeclothmainstream IRL tour, and I'll cover the ins and outs of getting going with cloth from the "where to begin" all the way to potty learning to help guide you to cloth diapering success.

Next week we'll be posting about Step 1 in the process, which to me is doing the research. I'm a huge planner, so this is right up my alley! Stay tuned to find out the best ways to research to get the most up-to-date and useful information on cloth diapers and how to use them.

Be sure to leave any of your questions below and I'll try to address them as well. We hope you'll join us in this series and let any of your cloth curious friends know that we hope to answer their biggest questions about cloth. Hopefully this will make the decision to use cloth diapers even easier!

If you'd like to be alerted as soon as we share something new in this series, you can sign up here: http://eepurl.com/cKhIw1

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Come See Us in Atlanta- Discount Codes and Free Ticket Giveaway

You can find Spray Pal and the #MakeClothMainstream IRL booth at our next baby show in Atlanta on April 29!



That's right! We are setting up our in person cloth diaper education station in one of my favorite places to visit, Atlanta! The Atlanta Baby and Child Expo will take place in downtown Atlanta. The Atlanta Baby and Child Expo is THE premier pregnancy and parenting event in Atlanta, a one-day extravaganza of "all things baby" for new moms and moms-to-be, as well as their friends and family. Not your mass-expo event, this ELITE experience is a true treat for new and expectant parents. You'll meet Atlanta's most experienced professionals, be able to check out the finest products and find out about and register for premiere services. Some of the event highlights include relaxing mommy pampering, a baby gear runway, and a mom & baby product area where you can purchase the products you've been dreaming of! Expectants, new parents, their family and friends are all welcome to this truly special event. We are stoked to be part of such an amazing event and hope Atlanta area friends will stop by!


To get you there we have a Groupon special of $15 for a $25 ticket, or go to the Eventbrite page and use promo code FAM2FAM for 50% off (paying 12.50 for a ticket). 
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Monday, March 20, 2017

BabyFest CA Cloth Diaper Package Giveaway

One of my favorite events to do every year is BabyFest in the San Diego CA area. Babies in Bloom is a wonderful small retailer and birth center that operates in CA. They have an incredible staff and love to educate their customers about cloth diapering. For their yearly event I will be there representing our MakeClothMainstream IRL booth and helping answer all the questions about cloth diapering that the families may have who attend.



At this event I'll be bringing with me products from the brands who are helping make this possible:

AppleCheeks Cloth Diapers, Molly's Suds, Lalabye Baby, Thirsties Baby, Bambino Mio, Spray Pal, and Osocozy Cloth Diapers.

There is an at home giveaway you can enter with products from those generous brands that you can enter (find that at the bottom of this post)

If you're in the San Diego area I hope you can join me at this event and if you can be sure to bring your cloth curious friend who is expecting to let them take part! I will also be presenting a "Getting Started with Cloth Diapers" session at 12 PM.

The Schedule of Events:

10:00 am – BabyFest begins – all exhibitor booths open!

11:00-11:30 am – “Babywearing Basics” – Babywearing is beneficial for both you and your child for many reasons – including bonding, convenience and safety. Join Ali & Karen, our certified babywearing educators, to learn about the different types of carriers and which might be a good fit for your family.

12:00-12:45 pm – “Getting Started With Cloth Diapers” – Join Jennifer Aprea from Spray Pal, get your cloth diapering questions answered and learn how to #makeclothmainstream

1:00-1:45 pm – “Meet the Midwives” – Did you know that you can have a midwife attended birth at home, in a birth center or in a hospital? Meet local midwives and find out how they can help you have the birth your desire, wherever you want.

2:00-2:30 pm – “Car Seat Basics” – A car seat is one of the best ways you can protect your child while traveling, but searching for the right one isn’t an easy task. Katie, our CPST, will share some great information and answer your questions.

3:00-3:45 pm – “GroovaRoo” – Geared for those new to Babywearing Dance. We’ll do fun, easy dances with an emphasis on creating a safe, sacred and soulful dance experience for you and your baby!

4:00 pm – BabyFest closes; drawing of all raffle prize winners (do not need to be present to win)



This year's event is totally FREE so just show up and have a wonderful time!


Now for the fun part- the GIVEAWAY!

Enter to win the following prizes from our sponsors:
You can enter to win prizes even if you can't attend in person! Prizes include: 

  • A Lalabye Baby One Size and Quicktrip (winner chooses from in stock selection)
  • Spray Pal Shield and Sprayer bundle
  • Bambino Mio AIO (2)
  • Osocozy Organic Prefolds (6 pack)
  • Thirsties NAIO
  • AppleCheeks Microterry Bundle in "You Rock"
  • A package of goodies from Molly's Suds: 
    • 1 70 load laundry powder 
    • 1 set wool dryer balls 
    • 1 oxygen whitener 
    • 1 all sport 
    • 1 liquid laundry detergent

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Friday, March 17, 2017

It's All in the "Two"

It's All in the "Two" I thought there was no way I could use cloth. I thought that I was far too disgusted by poop to deal with it on that level. Discover what I learned...
Last year, when my sister suggested that we cloth diaper the babies we were each expecting, the only thing I could think was "But the poop..." It was the only reason I could think of for NOT cloth diapering. I thought that there was no way I could ever use cloth. I thought that I was far too disgusted by poop to deal with it on that level.

At that point, when cloth was brought up, I pictured myself having to dunk flat diapers in the toilet to get off the poo, then throw them in a bucket to be washed later. Blech. I went home and kept thinking about why in the world my sister would want to cloth diaper her baby, especially when we have the convenience of disposable diapers. I mean, what is easier than wrapping the poop and dirty wipes together and throwing them in the trash?!

Once I looked up modern cloth, I found that they are actually pretty cute. They were more like disposables than I could've ever imagined. I wanted to know more! I continued researching, and finally decided that I was going to try cloth when my baby was born.

Even though I was going to try cloth, I was still nervous about this poop issue. Was I going to be dunking these cute diapers? I envisioned myself with a doctors mask (because I knew if I smelled it, I'd vomit), an apron to keep my clothes clean, and plastic gloves to protect my hands. What I saw was myself looking more like a surgeon than a mother.

I learned something interesting about big, bad #2 before my daughter was born. When your baby is EBF (exclusively breast fed), the poop is water soluble, and there really isn't a need to do the dunk. When it's that consistency, you just throw it in the wash, and you're done. Yup. It's that easy. You aren't washing any more poop than you would if your baby had a blow out. I planned on my baby being EBF anyway, so I was sold.

My baby is almost 8 months old, eats solids and breastfeeds, and poop has never been an issue. Most of the time, her dirty diapers get thrown in the washer. When it's more solid, Spray Pal is there to save my day. Instead of dunking, I can put the diaper in my Spray Pal Shield, spray it with my Spray Pal sprayer, and it's over with quickly and painlessly.

I love my cloth and I'm so happy to get to have this experience with my baby. I would recommend to anyone that they not let this issue be an issue. Cloth diapering (and Spray Pal) has been a life saver to my family.


This article been generously contributed by Leah Rogers, a member of Spray Pal's Team Mainstream!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Baby and Kids Pasadena Here We Come! Enter to win prizes from our sponsors

I can't wait to travel to CA with the #MakeClothMainstream IRL booth for Baby and Kids Experience in Pasadena March 11.


You can enter to win prizes even if you can't attend in person! Prizes include: $40 GC to Project Pomona, Spray Pal Shield and Sprayer bundle, Bambino Mio AIO (2), Osocozy Organic Prefolds (6 pack), Bummis AIO, and a package of goodies from Molly's Suds:
  • 1 70 load laundry powder
  • 1 set wool dryer balls
  • 1 oxygen whitener
  • 1 all sport
  • 1 liquid laundry detergent


If all of this sounds wonderful don't forget I have 150 FREE tickets to this event to give away while supplies last:Just click the link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/baby-kids-experience-pasadena-california-tickets-31273993356?discount=SPRAYPAL 


To get entered use the Rafflecopter below. It's another amazing giveaway thanks to the sponsors BummisBambino MioOsoCozy Cloth Diapers, Project PomonaMolly's Suds, and Spray Pal!

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Friday, March 3, 2017

The #makeclothmainstream IRL Booth comes to SoCal in March!

Hey guys!

I'm not gonna lie. The first part of 2017 has been a complete whirlwind of baby shows. I've literally been on a plane every other week flying off to a city near you to spread the word about cloth diapers, and March will be no different. On the bright side, I've been able to visit with baby industry friends like The Baby Guy (who was in NYC but is not doing amazing things in Denver), and I'm still coming down from the high of seeing the show he's performing in lately. (Ha! You see what I did there?! No? Ok, nevermind then...) ;)

Next weekend I'm heading back to my home turf for some cloth diapering advocacy in Pasadena, CA on March 11th. And since I'm from the area, I just KNOW there are a ton of you out there who either already use cloth and would like to stop by and say hi, or who have friends who are NOT using cloth but might be convinced if they come check out our booth. Either way, you should TOTALLY COME! I'd love to see you. And on top of that, I have FREE TICKETS for you! Just click the link and the first 150 to claim them will get in absolutely free! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/baby-kids-experience-pasadena-california-tickets-31273993356?discount=SPRAYPAL 

If you can't make it to that show, do not fret. I'll be back with 1.0 for the Babies in Bloom Babyfest in Vista, CA! This event is FREE for everyone and is filled with fun speakers, expert info, and just good old fashion community. I've been to this event for the past 3 years and I can't wait to come back!

Check out the event pages on our Facebook wall for more info about these and other upcoming events along with their corresponding giveaways! We hope to see you soon as we work to #makeclothmainstream! ;)



Friday, February 17, 2017

See us at Denver Baby & Kids + FREE Tickets + Giveaway $370+ in Prizes

The Denver Baby & Kids Experience will take place on Saturday, Feb. 25th from 10 am – 4 pm at the National Western Complex and we will be there on behalf of the #MakeClothMainstream IRL booth.  Come check out the best cloth diapering products in the industry from brands like: BummisKanga Care - RumparoozOsoCozy Cloth DiapersThirstiesProject PomonaMolly's Suds, and Spray Pal! We'll have free samples, demos, and even chocolate, so you won't want to miss this! Bring your cloth curious friends along so they can ask questions and see how easy cloth can be.The event itself is an educational and entertaining consumer event for parents, babies and kids. Ticket price is $10 for adults and kids are free. All kid’s activities are free at the event. The first 150 people to grab tickets at our link below will get in free!

If you're in the area you can attend FREE while supplies last, find out how here: http://bit.ly/BabyKDenver



The event is also partnering with a baby box company and families will receive a certificate good for one baby box full of supplies and valued over $150! You can find more information on this website if you're interested: http://www.babyandkidsexperience.com/single-post/2017/01/31/Babies-Sleeping-in-Cardboard-Boxes-Everywhere


Other highlights of the event include;

New parent vendors;
Insurance Covered Breast Pumps
Chicco strollers and car seats
Doona strollers
Basq Skin Care for stretch marks
Wee Blessing and many more

Free Kid’s Activities
Face painting
Bouncy castle
Toddler play zone
Meet n Greet with Dora the Explorer
Meet n Greet and performances by Snow Princess impersonators from Princess Ever After Events
Photo booth with Honest Tea/Honest Kids
Arts N Crafts booth with Macaroni Kid
Petting Zoo

Information for Parents
Lactation and changing station provided by Mama Hood
New Mom fitness demonstration by Courtney Wyckoff and Momma Strong
Free family photo sessions by Moments in Focus Photography
Life insurance and college savings programs
Cloth diaper information

Camp Fair Information
Over 12 local summer camps represented on site including Pedalheads, who will have a 1000 square foot bike demo set up for kids to ride on!

The #MakeClothMainstream IRL Giveaway Prize Package with $370+ in goodies!
Thanks to our sponsors BummisKanga Care - RumparoozOsoCozy Cloth DiapersThirstiesProject PomonaMolly's Suds, and Spray Pal, we have loads of prizes to give away and you don't have to attend the event in Denver to win!

Prize package including: Thirsties NAIO, $40 GC to Project Pomona, Spray Pal Shield and Sprayer bundle, Osocozy Organic Prefolds (6 pack), Bummis AIO, Rumparooz G2 One Size and Pail Liner and a Molly's Suds prize package that includes: 
  • 1 70 load laundry powder
  • 1 set wool dryer balls
  • 1 oxygen whitener
  • 1 all sport
  • 1 liquid laundry detergent

We also have an added prize from our friends at XOXO Baby Carrier, the Buckle Wrap Carrier in Everyday Grey.  ARV $120


THE BUCKLE WRAP
With the quick click of a buckle and the snug hug of a wrap, your XOXO Buckle Wrap Baby Carrier offers a unique combination that makes wearing your baby faster and easier. #itslove
Less mess to fuss with. More ♥ to fall in love with.

    • One size, customized fit for all body types
    • Fits newborn to toddler, 7-35 lbs
    • 2 panels overlapping from waist belt: 100” L x 15” W
    • Waist belt range: 27” - 60”
    • Buckle secures unpoppable seat
  • 4 ways to wear: Front facing in, Front facing out. Hip Carry, Back Carry

    MADE WITH ECO2 COTTON
    Eco2Cotton utilizes recycled t-shirts and other garments to create a sustainable, lightweight and ultra-soft woven option for your Buckle Wrap. The regenerated fibers retain the color of the original garments, preventing dyes and harmful chemicals from polluting our planet. Sharp look. Soft, familiar feel. Serious environmental benefits. Done deal.  

    You can enter using the Rafflecopter below. Good luck, we hope to see you in Denver or at an upcoming event near you!


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