Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Spray Pal End of Summer Sale

Summer is coming to an end and Spray Pal is celebrating with a blow out sale!

End of Summer Sale!
Aug 31-Sept 3

15% off Spray Pal products
20% off Rumparooz/KangaCare
10% off Thirsties (excludes latest 8/31 release)
20% off Thirsties Exclusives
20% off Smart Bottoms
20% off Funky Fluff
20% off Bummis
Mystery Bundles are BACK! With a special NEW EXCLUSIVES bundle!

Details for Spray Pal Exclusives Bundle: Price is $40 and will include 2-3 full size cloth diapering items with a retail value of $40 or more. All diapers included will be one of our exclusive prints and may even include a very hard to find print such as My Sunshine, Azulejo, or I love you a latte! We have some warranty hold backs of most of our previous releases that wouldn't make sense to relist on our website, so we thought this would be a fun and fair way to get these out to you! We will PRE-PACK these mystery bundles so when we stick a label on and ship them out they'll be a mystery to us, too! We can't wait for these diapers to make it to their forever homes!

Fine print: Due to the nature of these mystery bundles, we cannot accept returns or exchanges. We will still honor exchanges for warranty issues, but cannot guarantee we will be able to replace it with the same print.

Get your wish list together and start shopping now!

Friday, August 24, 2018

KangaCare's Rumparooz Cloth Diapers Combine Fashion & Function

Our #MakeClothMainstream IRL 2018 sponsor, KangaCare, is the company behind the beloved Rumparooz cloth diaper brand.

The popular Rumparooz one size cloth diaper is a pocket diaper with 4 adjustable sizes to fit babies from 6-35 pounds (birth to potty training). Their patented leak protection technology uses double inner gussets to keep the messiest messes in. Every diaper includes a set of microfiber pads known as the 6r soaker due to being customizable to 6 absorbency settings.

Rumparooz are available in both beautiful colors and fashion forward prints.


My favorite pocket diaper!

These are by far my favorite pocket diapers and I have tried many different brands. The leg gussets keep blowouts to a minimum and the fabric is so soft and stretchy. Rumparooz have the greatest patterns and colors. Rumparooz are also mostly gender neutral for the most part, which is nice when you have both a boy and girl in cloth diapers. I would highly recommend these pocket diapers. Reviewed by: Christine Kirkland on 11/6/2017

The Spray Pal family used and loved Lil Joeys (the KangaCare Rumparooz newborn cloth diapers) on Ryan in the NICU. Listen to our podcast interview with KangaCare creator Julie Ekstrom to hear the story of how KangaCare and all their sister brands were born. We dare you not to cry when you hear how Lil Joeys were created.

What is your favorite KangaCare/Rumparooz print to date?

Monday, August 13, 2018

Intimidated by wool? Don't be! It's the perfect overnight cloth diapering solution!

Throughout our 2018 #makeclothmainstream IRL tour, we get asked a lot of questions about how to use cloth diapers overnight. Luckily, I have lots of personal experience cloth diapering two very heavy-wetting kiddos, so I'm able to answer with honest, first-hand experience. And I'll tell you what I tell them at the booth: I was super intimidated by wool before I tried it, but once I caved after so many recommended it for overnight, I was completely sold and it was WAY easier than I expected. We used sloomb fitteds and interlock wool covers and it was a "bulletproof" solution!

If you have seen Sloomb wool, you may already have heart eyes emoji šŸ˜feelings for the brand. Whether you use their wool as a cover over your favorite cloth diaper, Sloomb's own natural fiber diapers, or just as pants, you'll likely be smitten right away. Choose from pants, shorts, leggings and covers, all in beautiful colors and designs.

Sloomb has an excellent guide for hand washing & lanolizing wool, which is exactly what I used for my wool wash routine:

Spot treat any stains by wetting the wool with warm water, and dabbing a small drop of wool wash into the stain. For particularly stubborn stains, pinch the soap into the stitches of the wool, and allow the soap to sit on the wool for about 15 minutes. Then rinse well under running water and repeat if needed.
Fill your basin with tepid water, and add a few squirts of wool wash as the basin fills. Create some suds by agitating the water, and turn the wool inside out. Place it into the basin, allowing it to sit about 5-15 minutes. Gently agitate the water a few times through the soak. Rinse the wool under running water, making sure to match the temperature of the running water with the temperature of the water in the basin. Repeat the wash if needed and gently squeeze (don't wring) the extra water out once the wool has been completely rinsed.
While your wool is soaking in the wash water, start to make up your lanolin emulsification. Take a small bowl or mug of water, and heat it to tea steeping temperature. Add about a teaspoon of lanolin and a die size cut of Sloomb Cube, an Emulsifying Cube, or a few squirts of wool wash, and stir until the water turns a milky white.
After your clean wool is rinsed, fill the basin again with warm water, and pour your lanolin mixture in (the water in the basin should turn cloudy). Place your wool into the basin and allow it to soak for at least 30 minutes. For best results, new wool may be soaked overnight.
Once the wool has soaked in the lanolin squeeze out the extra water and roll the wool in a towel. If your washer has a "spin only" setting, the wool can be spun in the washer on low, to remove the extra water and decrease drying time.
Lay the wool flat in a well-ventilated area and turn it often as it dries. Drying time will vary based on humidity, ambient temperature and ventilation. We do not recommend drying over a heater, directly in the sun, or under/over cold air, as this can shock wet fibers and cause the wool to felt. However, laying the wool under a ceiling fan or outside on a breezy day shouldn't pose a problem. Drying on an open rack or laundry drying rack can help shorten drying time, as these will allow airflow around the wool garment.

Still worried about wool care? Playwoolies are machine washable! Sloomb also has you covered with stunning and functional accessories like their wool dryer balls. Add them to your dryer to fluff laundry and reduce drying time and energy use.
What is your favorite Sloomb product?

Monday, August 6, 2018

Make Cloth Mainstream Giveaway with Baby Love Basics & Spray Pal

Baby Love Basics was born when owner Tameeka wanted her daughter to have 100% natural skin care products to eliminate the rashes caused by unnecessary toxins in mainstream products. Baby Love Basics believes that all baby products should be kept 100% natural, free of toxins/preservatives, and be gentle on delicate skin.

The Baby Love Basics product line includes chest rub, eczema relief ointment, body washes, body creams, and a cloth diaper safe diaper balm!

One lucky winner will receive a $40 shop credit to Baby Love Basics plus a Spray Pal splatter shield!

Total prize value is approximately $65.

Grab your entries in the Rafflecopter form below and share with a friend to help make cloth mainstream!

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

Make Cloth Mainstream Sponsor Thirsties Has a Cloth Diaper for Every Family!

Have you tried Thirsties cloth diapers? This versatile brand manufactures in the United States and offers styles to fit any preference or budget. From super "thirsty" and easy to use natural fiber all-in-ones, to affordable duo wrap styles, pocket diapers, inserts, prefolds and accessories, all products are made with high-quality materials and the utmost care.

Did you know that Thirsties also makes swim diapers? Check out the Cloth Diapers Made Easy Swim Diapers podcast for more information about swim diapers!

Spray Pal Thirsties Exclusives Good Fortune and Summer Lovin' are both available, while supplies last.

What is your favorite Thirsties product?