Funky Fluff Hanging Diaper Pail Review

It’s not very often that I find a wet bag worth raving about.  Really, a wet bag is kind of the unsung hero of my cloth diapering experience: it’s necessary, I use them a lot, but they don’t get shown off or bragged about.  In four and a half years of cloth diapering, we have never used a wet bag that my husband felt was worthy of him even having an opinion.  Until we got the Funky Fluff hanging wet pail.

When I was in Las Vegas for the ABC Expo, I met up with Kathy of Funky Fluff… and she sent me home with the Funky Fluff hanging wet pail for a review.  The first thing that I used my Funky Fluff hanging wet pail for was dirty laundry storage while staying in the hotel.  It did a great job at that… but once I got it home, then it was time to really put the Funky Fluff hanging wet pail to the test.

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Bummis Flannel Fitted Review

When Bummis introduced their new line of fitted diapers, I was intrigued.  I’m not a huge fan of fitteds as a rule… but I am a huge fan of Bummis.  So when Bear Bums contacted me to review the Bummis Flannel Fitted diaper, I jumped at the chance.

Bummis Flannel Fitted Review & Giveaway!

About the Bummis Flannel Fitted Diaper

Like all other Bummis products, the Bummis Flannel Fitted diaper is made in Montreal.  It’s a one size fitted diaper that comes in a variety of prints.  The inner is an organic cotton sherpa inner that is made in the United States.  It’s also designed to have a snap rise and cross over snaps.

Bummis Flannel Fitted Diaper Review

What’s Awesome about the Bummis Flannel Fitted Diaper

Generally, one of the reasons that I hate fitted diapers because I find them to be too bulky on my tiny, tiny daughter.  The Bummis Flannel Fitted Diaper is actually exceptionally trim, even under a cover.  It’s one of the most trim options that I’d ever used.  Since stay dry is also crucial for my Princesa, I also added the Bummis Deluxe Booster (which I got when I bought my Bummis Duo-Brite) with the stay dry side up.

Even with that additional absorbency added, it was still exceptionally trim.

The elastics are quite wide.  The width of the elastic is a good thing for a few reasons.  Wider elastic tends to hold up longer because it has more surface area to give.  And that increased width also means that it’s more surface area against your baby’s skin, so there won’t be the red lines from elastic pressure.  It also means that the diaper is going to be more comfortable.

It’s absorbent, too.  I kept Eudora in the diaper for three hours in effort to really test the diaper out.  She had two sippy cups of milk.  Generally, I change her after each sippy cup.  The Bummis Flannel Fitted diaper managed to cope with her flood.

Then there’s the washing.  There’s nothing synthetic about the absorbent materials in this diaper, which means that it’s super simple to care for.  There’s no risk of microfiber stink.  And it actually dries pretty quickly.  It’s easily the fastest drying fitted diaper I’ve ever used.

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What’s Not Awesome about the Bummis Flannel Fitted Diaper

There’s honestly only one thing that I have less love for about the Bummis Flannel Fitted diaper.  There’s a plethora of beautiful prints out there… and while it should be a bonus that there’s so much adorable out there, you don’t actually get to pick.  Bummis Flannel Fitted diaper are sold in girl, boy, and gender neutral.  I get that the logistics are so they don’t have to do a stock image for each print, it means more variety and change, etc… but it also makes them harder to know what’s out there.

The Bottom Line

I love this diaper.  It’s the first time that a fitted has been trim enough to go under jeans.  It’s made in Canada.  It doesn’t take all day to dry.  At $25.95 Canadian, it’s a little on the expensive side, but it’s a Bummis product.  That means that it’s totally worth it.

How to Get Yours

My diaper was given to me to facilitate this honest review, but you can buy one for yourself at Bear Bums or enter to win one!

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Canadian WAHM Superheroes Super Giveaway!

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Welcome and bienvenue to the Canadian WAHM Superheroes Super Giveaway, hosted by Lindsay at Maman Loup’s Den!

When Lindsay first took the plunge into becoming a Work-at-Home Mom, she went in search of a community of fellow WAHMs with whom to network. Finding only resources suitable to American Moms, she decided to create her own group. She called it “Canadian WAHM Superheroes” because it can sometimes take superhuman powers to manage a home-based business and a home!

This giveaway highlights the creations of 11 Canadian WAHMs and is open to their target audience: CANADIANS! (Shipping costs make cross-border business pretty tricky)

Check out these 10 awesome prizes for 11 lucky-duck Canuck winners:

Exclusive one-size Ella Bella Bum cloth diaper with inserts & booster

EBB Prize

When planning the Canadian WAHM Superheroes giveaway, Lindsay knew she had to get Sam from Ella Bella Bum on board, and she hasn’t even had the chance to try one of her diapers yet! The frenzy that surrounds Ella Bella Bum stockings is pure insanity, and she’s noticed fellow cloth diapering Moms in Québec have gotten on the EBB train, too. If you’re curious about EBBs, check out Celeste from Thinking About Cloth Diaper’s recent review.

Sam is generously offering one winner a “3 Wishes” Exclusive, One Size Diaper with inserts and booster. This print is specifically designed for Ella Bella Bum. Retail value: $44.75

Headband Pack from Miss Molly Bowtique

Miss Molly Bowtique Prize

Miss Molly Bowtique offers a variety of hair accessories that are suitable for girls of all ages. Based out of Comox, BC she will be offering a headband pack valued at $30 where the winner will get to choose the sizing of the headband!

Custom Diaper from Butt Ons Cloth Diapers

Butt Ons Prize

Butt Ons Cloth Diapers is based in Alexandria, Ontario. She makes hybrid fitted, newborn, OS, and over-night diapers. One lucky winner will receive a free custom diaper valued at $32.

Prize Pack from Little Miss Bows and Bands

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Farah at Little Miss Bows and Bands is offering 1 set of baby leg Warmers, a set of 3 shabby headbands and 2 clips to one lucky winner! Perfect for that Little Miss in your life. Retail value: $30

Custom Cloth Diaper or Custom Mama Pads & Wrap from Occupied Mind Creations

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Occupied Mind Creations based in Bothwell, Ontario is offering your choice of either a custom standard all-in-two or hybrid diaper (not organic or import) valued at $26 OR 2 custom regular mama pads and a pad wrap, valued at $25. Lettermail shipping is on OMC!

Two Diaper Covers and Choice of Inserts from Eenvoudig

Eenvoudig Prize

One lucky winner will choose two Diaper Covers and two Prefolds or a Hemp Bamboo Trifold from Eenvoudig’s Etsy store. Retail value: $25.

Calvin Klein-Inspired Onesie Diaper Cake or Equivalent Store Credit from Sweet Little Baby Cakes

Sweet Little Baby Cakes Prize

Sweet Little Baby Cakes based in Courtenay B.C. specializes in newborn diaper cakes. These practical & unique baby gifts for the new mother have what the new mommy wants and needs the most…a lot of diapers. We also carry photo props including newborn headbands, photo wraps, maternity sashes & bunting flags. We ship our products across Canada & to the U.S & offer free delivery/shipping from Campbell River to Nanaimo on Vancouver Island.

One lucky winner will receive a Calvin Klein Inspired Onesie Cakevalued at$40.00.
This mini three tier diaper cake is whipped from 50 size 1 Pampers Swaddlers diapers
Topped & frosted with 2 C.K onesies, 2 matching headbands, 1pr. alligator clips & coordinating ribbon. Approximate size 10″ round by 14″ high.

Since not everyone needs a diaper cake, the winner may also choose $40 shop credit. Sweet Little Baby Cakes can make cloth diaper cakes upon request!

A Walda Hat from C.T. Zill Creations

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C.T.Zill Creations is based in Thorold, Ontario. Carla is a WAHM who, in her spare time, loves to crochet, make custom jewelry and repair cloth diapers. One lucky winner will receive a Walda hat valued at $30.

Super thick and cozy, this basket-weave hat is sure to get noticed! With a cute pom-pom and just the right amount of slouch, this hat is sure to become a favourite. Made from 100% Acrylic.

A Hybrid Diaper and Bib from Mouse & Hatter Designs

Mouse & Hatter Designs

Mouse & Hatter Designs is an Ottawa based company all about your little one’s comfort while creating products that are eco-friendly and handmade. She specializes in hybrid fitted cloth diapers/accessories and other customizable children’s apparel made with organic and/ or upcycled materials. ie: Diaper pants, shirts, hoodies, booties, bibs, cloth wipes, custom orders etc. The lucky winner will receive 1 OS hybrid diaper and bib valued at 35$!!!

Four Lanyards and Three Keychains from Cold Lipstick’s Garden

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Cold Lipstick’s Garden is pleased to be giving away a set of 4 lanyards of the winners choosing, as well as 3 key chains! Valued at $35.

Headband for Mom and Matching Baby Accessory from Apple Tree Baby

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Apple Tree Baby is a Saskatoon-based business specializing in handmade mom and baby items. The winner will receive an adult sized twist headband and their choice of either a matching child-sized twist headband or matching child-sized slouchy beanie. Valued at $25.

The Canadian WAHM Superheroes Giveaway is open to Canadians only. Please see the Giveaway Tools form for full terms and conditions.

Participating bloggers were not compensated for their promotion of this giveaway. Bloggers are not responsible for technical failures or sponsors’ inability to fulfill prize commitments. Please contact Lindsay at mamanloupsden(at)gmail(dot)com with any questions or concerns.

Lil Monkey Cheeks Fluff-Stravaganza!

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Welcome to the Lil’ Monkey Cheeks 5000 Fans FluffStravaganza!

It’s been just over a year since Lil’ Monkey Cheeks opened its proverbial virtual doors to serve Canadian and American Fluff-Mail-Aholics with speedy shipping, surprise herbal teas and personalized notes.

Joining the Lil’ Monkey Cheeks team this spring as Social Media Manager, Lindsay at Maman Loup’s Den has helped Renee grow her fan base and also watched (from afar) how hard this entrepreneurial powerhouse works. Her attention to detail and her willingness to go the extra mile for her customers keeps them all coming back!

Renee has prepared a $165 cloth diapering prize pack (a quarter of a reasonably-sized stash!!) for you to win:

  • A Blueberry Simplex AIO;
  • A Bummis Dimple Diaper;
  • A Funky Fluff Stay Dry 2.0;
  • An Omaiki AIO;
  • An AppleCheeks Microterry Little Bundle;
  • An AMP with 2-ply hemp insert.

This giveaway is open to Canadian and American residents. Please see the giveaway tools form for full terms and conditions.

Participating bloggers were not compensated for their promotion of this giveaway. Bloggers are not responsible for technical failures or sponsors’ inability to fulfill prize commitments. Please contact Lindsay at mamanloupsden(at)gmail(dot)com with any questions or concerns.

Buttons Diapers Cover & Hemp/Cotton Inserts Giveaway

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Welcome to the Buttons Diapers Cover and Hemp/Cotton Inserts Giveaway sponsored by Buttons Diapers and hosted by The Parenting Patch.

Buttons Diapers recently unveiled a new line hemp/cotton inserts.
Heather of The Parenting Patch reviewed the hemp/cotton daytime inserts and hemp/cotton nighttime doublers. Made from 55% hemp and 45% cotton, the new natural fiber inserts are super soft and super absorbent. For more information, check out the full Buttons Diapers Hemp/Cotton Inserts Review from The Parenting Patch.

For more information or to make a purchase, check out the check out the Buttons Diapers website. You can also follow Buttons Diapers on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube. You can also purchase Buttons Diapers products via Amazon.

One lucky reader of The Parenting Patch and the other participating blogs will win one (1) three-pack of hemp/cotton daytime inserts in choice of size and one (1) Buttons Diapers cover in choice of color or print. To enter for your chance to win the Buttons Diapers Cover and Hemp/Cotton Inserts Giveaway, simply use the following entry form. Good luck!

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The Buttons Diapers Cover and Hemp/Cotton Inserts Giveaway is open to legal residents of the United States of America and Canada. Void where prohibited. The Buttons Diapers Cover and Hemp/Cotton Inserts Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM CST on October 31, 2014. One winner will be chosen at random. The winner will be sent an email and will have forty-eight hours to respond. If no response is received within forty-eight hours, another winner will be chosen. The Parenting Patch and the other participating blogs are not responsible for prize fulfillment.

Great Pumpkin Scavenger Hunt!

Welcome to The Great Pumpkin Scavenger Hunt! Halloween is right around the corner so Cloth Diaper Addicts and some blogging buddies decided that it would be fun to do a fabulously spooky giveaway with a twist!

The Great Pumpkin Scavenger Hunt - Win a Jules Freetime!

Hidden around our blogs, there’s a jack o’ lantern or two. Find the jack o’ lantern and enter it in the Rafflecopter form for 10 points! Not to worry, every good scavenger hunt comes with hints to find the goodies. One lucky winner will come away with a brand new bumGenius Freetime Jules!

This giveaway is open to legal residents of the United States and Canada, ages 18 and up. Here’s your hints. And don’t forget to come back for the daily entries to increase your odds of winning! Good luck!

Cloth Diaper Addicts pumpkin #1 – You feel just a little bit smarter for knowing all about these brilliant diapers.

Cloth Diaper Addicts pumpkin #2 – I’ll tell you what I think about this fruity diaper.

Maman Loup’s Den pumpkin – Bonjour! Find my pumpkin and learn the ABCs of saving for your child’s education (en français)!

The Anti-June Cleaver pumpkin – Magic Mike’s favorite thing to do to diapers.

Our Piece of Earth pumpkin – There’s a new baby in the house! Guess what is on the butt?

First Time Mom pumpkin #1 – Can you cloth diaper in an apartment without in-unit laundry?

First Time Mom pumpkin #2 – Oh no, my baby hates tummy time!

Conservamom pumpkin #1 – What to do when disaster strikes

Conservamom pumpkin #2 – When traveling don’t forget your diapers when traveling.

This West Coast Mommy pumpkin – Find me to learn all about diaper origami!

Wife, Mummy, Nurse pumpkin – Find my pumpkin under wool.

Learning and Nesting pumpkin – The fun is in getting your hands dirty.

Retro Modern Melissa pumpkin – Dawgs are a woman’s best friend.

According to Carolyn pumpkin – A cloth diapering parent’s BFF

Mommy’s Favorite Things pumpkin – Find my pumpkin to enter to win the Cadillac of cloth diapers

Sunshine Praises pumpkin – You can find cloth in a state that’s nuts.

Cozy Bums Diapers pumpkin – This limited diaper is perfect for a joyous occasion.

Don’t forget to visit Thinking About Cloth Diapers and The Parenting Patch, too, for more daily entries!

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Borrowed Planet Cloth Diaper Giveaway

Welcome to the Borrowed Planet Cloth Diaper Giveaway sponsored by Borrowed Planet Cloth Diapers and Accessories and hosted by The Parenting Patch.

Borrowed Planet Giveaway!

Heather of The Parenting Patch is a huge fan of all-in-twos. She recently tested and reviewed an all-in-two cloth diaper from Borrowed Planet. Be sure to check out her full Borrowed Planet All-in-Two Cloth Diaper Cover and Inserts Review for her thoughts and more information.

One lucky reader of The Parenting Patch will win one (1) all-in-two cloth diaper from Borrowed Planet. To enter for your chance to win the Borrowed Planet Cloth Diaper Giveaway, simply use the following entry form. Good luck!

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The Borrowed Planet Cloth Diaper Giveaway is open to legal residents of the United States of America and Canada. Void where prohibited. The Borrowed Planet Cloth Diaper Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM CST on October 28, 2014. One winner will be chosen at random. The winner will be sent an email and will have forty-eight hours to respond. If no response is received within forty-eight hours, another winner will be chosen. The Parenting Patch and the other participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment.

Dimple Diaper Giveaway! (Canada only)

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Maman Loup’s Den and Caterpillar Baby are giving away Bummis’ new Dimple Diaper: the perfect overnight solution! You can read Maman Loup’s full review to find out how this organic cotton, one-size fitted diaper held up on her Cub.

Toronto-based online retailer, Caterpillar Baby, is a family-run business devoted to offering the very best in cloth diapers and accessories. They believe that cloth diapering doesn’t have to be a sacrifice. They carry environmentally responsible products that are comfortable, effective and easy to use.

Enter to win a Bummis Dimple Diaper (retail value of $33) for your baby caterpillar using the Giveaway Tools form below! This giveaway is open to Canadian residents only, and runs from 12 AM EST on October 13 until 11:59 PM, October 20. Please see the giveaway widget for full terms and conditions.

Participating bloggers are not responsible for technical failures or sponsor’s inability to fulfill prize obligations. Please contact Lindsay at mamanloupsden(at)gmail(dot)com with any questions.

Diaper and Go! Giveaway

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Welcome to the Diaper & Go Giveaway

Sponsored by Maxwell Designs & Conservamom

If you’re a cloth diapering mama chances are when you go out you love to show off your adorable diapers. When heading out to the doctor or to a friends house you usually pick the cutest ones. Here’s your chance to add them to a gorgeous wet bag you can take anywhere you go!

Maxwell Designs is Canada’s leading purse & accessory designer. Maggie, the creative genius behind Maxwell Designs, makes the cutest most versatile purses and accessories around. You will not only find amazing purses but some of the cutest prints around.

Check out some of the fun wet bags you’ll find at her store!

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Need a purse or a clutch? Maxwell Designs has you covered 🙂

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Courtesy of Maxwell Designs

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Aren’t all of them gorgeous? Here’s your chance to win your very own Maxwell Designs wetbag along with 3 BumGenius 4.0 Cloth diapers! One winner will get their choice of 3 solid color Bum Genius 4.0 diapers in their choice color and a Surprise Maxwell Designs wet bag chosen by Maggie herself! This giveaway is open to US & CA and ends on 10/27 at 11:59pm. Good luck!!

Disclosure: This giveaway is in no way associated with, sponsored, administered, or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest or any other social media network. All opinions and experiences are Conservamoms. Open to US & Canada must be 18+. Confirmed Winner(s) will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner will be drawn. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. The sponsor will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of the giveaway. Conservamom will be responsible for prize fulfillment. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. For questions or to see your product featured in an Event you can contact Elia At Conservamom

Win a bumGenius 4.0 Jules from Cozy Bums!

For the last year, the bumGenius print Jules has been the diaper to have.  They’re selling for three times their retail price (or more!) on cloth diaper groups.  A lot of cloth diapering moms say that a bumGenius 4.0 Jules is their unicorn diaper… but the price tag is too high for them.

Cozy Bums Diapers is giving bumGenius 4.0 Jules fans a chance to win a brand new Jules for their very own!

#WinAllTheDiapers! Enter to win a Jules 4.0 from Cozy Bums! 

About Cozy Bums: Cozy Bums Diapers is your Canadian source for modern cloth diapers.  This cloth diaper shop has been your one stop shop for all of your cloth diapering needs since 2007.  Now Cozy Bums is happy to offer this diaper from their cloth diaper vault!  If you’re in Canada, you can enter to win!

Special thanks to the following bloggers for helping promote this event:

Cloth Diaper Addicts
Maman Loup’s Den
This West Coast Mommy
Thinking About Cloth Diapers

The Parenting Patch
Retro Modern Melissa
The Bee Hive Buzz

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