Monday, February 26, 2018

Genius Parenting Products - Grapple Toy Tether & Spray Pal Giveaway

This week's Make Cloth Mainstream Monday Giveaway features genius parenting products because what parent can't use a little edge in their parenting game? We've teamed up with Grapple Toy Tether for a prize pack with two genius parenting tools.
If you're tired of playing "pick up" with your baby, Grapple is for you. The adorable apple shape has a sturdy suction cup on the bottom to keep it in place and the tethers allow you to securely attach toys for baby. The exterior and the tethers are made of food-grade silicone and the plastic parts are BPA, Phthalate & PVC free so you don't have to worry about your baby gnawing on it! Click to open, click to close, and the leaf shape on top allows for easy travel.

We're also giving a winner one of our personal favorite genius parenting tools, a Spray Pal splatter shield! This genius tool is a must-have for any cloth diapering family who is looking for a way to easily spray their cloth diapers without making a mess! Just clip the diaper into the shield, hold over the toilet, and spray away at full blast. Then you can close the doors to squeeze out the excess water and drop the diaper into your laundry bag without touching it!

Total prize value is approximately $45.
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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

#MakeClothMainstream Monday Coupon - Free Cloth Diaper with $59+ Orders

This week's Make Cloth Mainstream Monday deal is a FREE cloth diaper with your $59+ order at

Enter code "MCMSMONDAY" at checkout, and we'll include a FREE cloth diaper with your order of $59 or more!

Spray Pal chooses the diaper, but feel free to put your color/gender preferences in your order comments.

Ends 2/23/18 so don't wait!

Monday, February 12, 2018

Beer Greetings, Lily Wrap & Spray Pal Giveaway

This week's Make Cloth Mainstream Monday Giveaway is a special one for Valentine's Day! We've teamed up with Beer Greetings to offer you a great prize package for yourself or that special someone.
If you haven't heard of Beer Greetings, these 6-pack carriers + gift cards are available in designs for any occasion. Fill with your beer drinker's favorite brews, or get creative and fill with other items. I've seen some cute ones filled with a six pack of rolled up boxers and socks! So many creative ways to fill these.
Lily Wrap's stretchy, eco-friendly, reusable gift wrap will let you present it to the lucky recipient beautifully, and we've been carrying these on our site for a while because they're such a great way to #makeclothmainstream!
Spray Pal of course offers splatter shields, diaper sprayers, cloth diapers & other accessories, and lots of other great gifts for moms, dads and families. Maybe you'd love a Thistle Farms soy candle or some oil rollers or lip balm to add to one of the Beer Greeting spots? What a great gift!
One winner will receive a great prize package which includes:
6-Pack Beer Greetings in the Heart You Design
$20 gift card to Target to fill it with beer, boxers, chocolate or whatever you dream up
$50 Spray Pal Gift Card for more fun gifts
Lily Wrap to wrap it all up beautifully and easily
Total prize value is approximately $95.
Grab your entries in the Rafflecopter form below and share with a friend to help make cloth mainstream!
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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

$500+ Prego Expo Orlando Cloth Diaper Giveaway

We love teaching new parents about the benefits of using cloth diapers which is why we're bringing back the #MakeClothMainstream IRL tour this year visiting cities all across the country to show off all the cloth diapering brands you love. At these events, we have the honor of bringing people over to the "cloth side" thanks in part to the wonderful example products we have with us in each city provided by sponsors.

Get tickets for Prego Expo Orlando 2/11 by going here: Prego Expo Orlando

We are kicking off our booth at the wonderful event Prego Expo in Orlando this weekend on February 11th! 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. And be sure to stay tuned as we announce the SEVEN other cities we'll be visiting in 2018! Maybe we'll be near you! 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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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

The Best Way to Cloth Diaper a Newborn

Have you ever used cloth diapers on a newborn baby? Are you nervous about the extra work or wondering if it's worth it? Check out some advice from cloth diapering families who have been there and done that!

"One tip I would give is to just jump in. It isn’t as scary as it seems!" - Samantha S.

My biggest advice would be to just go for it! We didn't even have disposables at the house and I never felt like I needed or wanted them. We used disposables for the first several months with my first before switching to cloth and had SO many blowouts straight up the back and out the legs. This time, ZERO blowouts. There was one diaper that leaked a tiny bit at the leg because there was SO much poop in there that nothing could have contained it but I don't even want to imagine the mess we would have had if she had been in a disposable." -Stephanie M.

Rumparooz Lil Joey 2-packs are an easy to use AIO newborn cloth diaper option. The double gussets contain newborn messes and the diaper snaps down to protect the umbilical cord stump.

"Buy a variety of brands and styles. I know some families use only certain brands, but I loved trying anything I could get my hands on." - Bianca N.

"We loved having hook and loop AIO for the middle of the night (or day if your baby is really confused like ours was :)) sleepy diaper changes. If you EBF cloth diapers are literally the same as using a disposable if they’re H & L and AIO because there’s no need to rinse! What’s one extra load of laundry every couple days? You’re doing it anyways with a newborn around. We also bought a few different styles and brands just to test the waters and see what worked for us- each baby is so different!" - Katie B.

Thirsties Newborn Natural AIOs are a great all-in-one option with natural fibers for absorbency.

"I have to say prefolds with a jelly roll and covers offered the best leak protection during the day and at night, especially with EBF poop. I also love that with prefolds and covers it is super easy to add an extra layer of absorbency when needed." -Jaime S.

"Prefolds and covers worked best, but what I wasn't ready for was wetness sensitivity so that's maybe something to keep in mind with that sensitive newborn skin. In hindsight I should've had fleece liners on hand ready for the situation." -Kelley T.

"All the prefolds and covers. They pee so much anyway and the poop is contained pretty well in the prefold that you can get several uses of the covers between washes. I would fold the extra length down in the front for my boys to help with front leaks. I also love newborn fitteds, but the prefolds dry so much faster." -Anna M.

"I had several different styles, but found myself reaching for the prefolds and covers more often. I just trifolded the prefolds into the cover and put it on the baby. The covers were aplix, which made changes quick and easy." -Krista T.

Size 1 Thirsties Duo Wraps combined with Bummis prefolds are an incredibly affordable way to cloth diaper a newborn, particularly since you can reuse the covers for multiple diaper changes before washing!

"One more piece of advice- join a local cloth diaper group on Facebook, or follow along with your favorite cloth diaper brand or realtor for fit checks tips and new friends among so many other fun things. The support and encouragement the women show within the entire cloth diaper community is incredible. " -Erin K.

Join Spray Pal's The Cloth Diaper Experiment group on Facebook for more information and support!