Saturday, January 29, 2011
BumGenius 4.0 Artist Series One Size Giveaway!
Jet Setter
ends 2/19 at 11:59 CST

What is not to love? Great fit, trimness, no leaks, and looks oh so cute!
It is so strange, I keep getting new favorites! I really do love everything about this diaper.
They have a generous size to fit larger babies although it fits my little skinny one perfectly! The rise of the BumGenius 4.0 has 3X3 snaps to fit small, medium and large sizes all the way from 7 lbs to 35 lbs. I do fully believe that is an acurate weight limit for this diaper, and it really will fit until my little guy is potty trained.
My absolute favorite feature on BumGenius is the stretchy tabs that make for a snug fit  around baby's tummy that have a little stretch for comfort! The legs and waist fit snug enough to prevent from leaks but have enough stretch so that there were no red marks left on baby.

A great thing about one size diapers is the fact that they come with the two inserts. I use the adustable snap down insert for daytime and double stuff, including the newborn for overnight. Yep, did use it for overnight (8 hrs) and did not have leaks, although he is not a heavy night time wetter. BumGenius also boast a waterproof panel at waist of diaper that acts as a stopper to prevent leaking at the tummy.
The BumGenius 4.0 has a generous pocket that makes for easy stuffing. One of my complaints about pockets is that the inserts can slide out a little or the pocket fold down inside and allows the wet insert to touch my little one's skin. Well BumGenius has thought of everything and put a slot cover to prevent the insert from slipping out and touching baby's skin.
The inner of the BumGenius is suedecloth so it wicks moisture away from baby. 
Oh the joys of  such a perfect diaper!!!

NOW ON TO THE FUN PART!
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Thursday, January 27, 2011
Sheepish Grin Foaming Wipe Solution & Imse Vimse Wipe Giveaway from Gina Turella Garcia- Go, Baby, Go! Independent Consultant
Ends 2/19 11:59 pm CST

Gina Turella-Garcia is an Independent Consultant for Go, Baby, Go Shop! Her first encounter with GBG was as a client, when the previous owner, Diane Turner, helped her start her cloth diapering journey before the birth of her first child. She was so impressed with the personal one- on- one attention and support she got from Diane that she decided to become an Independent Consultant so she could help other expectant parents. Gina says: There are so many cloth diaper choices on the market, it can be it extremely overwhelming for expectant parents to decide which ones will work for them and their budget. My goals are to encourage potential clients to commit to cloth diapering, help existing clients choose diapers that meet their needs and financial constraints, and continue to support clients through the cloth diaper experience.



Go, Baby, Go Shop! was founded in 2007 by a WAHM. They are an online store offering personal shopping sessions and home parties via Independent Consultants. Even though it is now under new ownership, they continue the commitment to supply their clients with quality products made in the USA and products that are conscientiously made outside of the USA. Not only do they offer numerous modern cloth diaper choices, they also offer cloth diapering accessories, natural skin care products, baby carriers, and teething jewelry. Check out their website and be sure to mention Gina's name at checkout!

Sheepish Grins Wipe Solution
Sheepish Grins™ products are made by hand in small batches so you can count on excellent quality. They use only the finest ingredients and strive to offer the most earth-friendly packaging possible, use locally sourced ingredients where available, and recycle. Their products are especially gentle for those with sensitive skin.
My experience with the wipe solution:
My little guy has eczema so his skin is very sensitive to so many things. He would get rashes from many disposable wipes and some wipe solutions. I came across Gina on facebook and so glad I did! She sent me a 2 oz bottle of Sheepish Grin to try on my little guy and a 7.1 oz bottle to give to one lucky reader!

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We were wetting our cloth wipes down with water for a while, and I was nervous to try a new solution on his bottom especially one that has a scent. I thought that we might need to just give it a shot, it does say for sensitive skin which in some cases does not mean much. In this case I am a believer! It actually works great on his sensitive skin. I love that there is a slight scent and that when you squirt the foam on baby's bottom it stays put! I am very pleased that Sheepish Grin cleans him so well without drying or irritating his skin.
So if you are looking for a easy to use, great smelling, sensitive skin solution for cloth wipes just go visit Go, Baby, Go! Where you can pick up a bottle for $8.99

Imse Vimse Washable Wipes
Imse Vimse 100% organic cotton flannelette baby wipes are a more economical and environmentally friendly alternative to disposable baby wipes and are perfect for cleaning and/or general baby care. They are ultra soft and can be used in your wipe warmer for your baby's comfort. Try them on the go with Sheepish Grins Foaming Wipes Solution! Gina has included 6 gender neutral wipes!
You can buy the wipes in a 12 pack for $11.99

You can win 7.1 oz bottle of Sheepish Grin wipe solution and 6 gender neutral Imse Vimse wipes!

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011



Charity Raffle






This giveaway is going to be different from my other giveaways. If you follow me on Facebook you know that I have been putting together a huge raffle for a fellow blogger. Shannon's (Coupon Mommy of 3) three year old daughter, Emily, was recently diagnosed with stage IV cancer. Although I do not know Shannon personally I have seen her constantly helping businesses and other bloggers by promoting them and asking nothing in return. I wanted to put this together for her in her time of need.




This is all for little Emily

You can read about Emily's story here.
Shannon's blog
Shannon's Facebook page
Shannon's Twitter

Here are some important details:

  • To enter this giveaway a mandatory $5.00 ($5 = 1 entry) donation is required. All money is going directly into Shannon's paypal account. Click here to donate.
  • For every $1.00 over the $5.00 mandatory entry you receive another entry. Ex. donate $10.00 and receive 1 entry for the first $5.00 and 5 more entries for the other $5.00, total would be 6 entries.
  • Must be 18 or older to win.
  • This giveaway is open to US and Canada. However some sponsors are not able to ship to Canada. In that case I (Melissa from Fabulous Family Reviews & Giveaways) will be the go between and have the items shipped to me and then I will ship to Canada.
  • Sponsors and bloggers ARE allowed to enter. Fabulous Family Reviews & Giveaways will be the only one with access to the entries therefore they will not be eligible to win. Everybody else is fair game.
  • You MAY win up to TWO packages. If random.org picks you twice I will allow it but if you are lucky enough to be picked a third time then it is somebody else's turn to win.
  • If you are a sponsor or blogger and you win the item you have donated it will be separated from the prize package and be raffled off via random.org as a single prize to all other entrants.
  • If you have any questions at all please email Melissa from Fabulous Family Reviews & Giveaways at fabulousfamilyreviews@gmail.com
  • Feel free to comment on this post but it will not count as an entry unless you fill out the giveaway form posted below.
  • If you have not entered a giveaway from Fabulous Family Reviews & Giveaways before it's really simple. Just fill out the form and add up your entries at the end. ALL entries will be verified.
  • Here is a Link to all Sponsor's websites, Facebook pages, Twitter pages, and blogs.
  • You also get an extra entry for following all participating blogs on Google friend connect, twitter, and 'Liking' them on Facebook. So be sure to hop around all blogs below for up to 3 extra entries for each participating blog.
  • To learn more about each prize you can view them all here: http://www.facebook.com/FabulousFamilyReviews?v=photos#!/album.php?aid=48511&id=126257537393106

Click on the ChipIn Widget below to donate. After you donate Click HERE to fill out the entry form. If you have any questions at all please email Melissa at fabulousfamilyreviews@gmail.com



Thanks!!!!







Now on to the fun stuff!! The prizes you can win!



Cloth Diapering Package #1









FuzziBunz one-size diaper from Wee Little Changes
Small wetbag in either cars print or vines print (winners choice) from Green Bumkin


1 gender neutral diaper from Mud Butt Cloth Diapers


Bag of Rockin' Green from Rockin' Green Cloth Diaper Detergent
Fitted diaper, winner's choice of in stock diaper or a custom one from Wee Expressions


$25 Gift Certificate from Sew Crafty Baby
Limited Edition diaper (only two of a kind!) from Knickernappies


Wool Longies (boy or girl colors) from Babee Greens
Diaper kit including The Champ diaper, wipes, wet/dry bag, and pail liner from GoGreen Pocket Diapers


$15.00 Gift Card to the The Fruit of Her Hands


2 Little Bundles from AppleCheeks
$5 gift card from HootHootBaby


Cloth Diapering Package #2























Limited Edition diaper (only two of a kind!) from Knickernappies


$5 gift card from HootHootBaby
bumGenius 4.0 onesize pocket diaper from Jennifer's Cloth Diaper Boutique
Go, Baby, Go! 14" X 12" Hot Pink wet bag with orange and lime stripes from Gina Turella Garcia- Go, Baby, Go! Independent Consultant


2 size Medium gPants, a bag of gRefills and a package of gCloth from gDiapers


$10.00 gift certificate to The Ginger Kid


Happy Heinys OS Snaps Puppy Print from Cute N Fluffy Cloth Diapers
$15.00 Gift Card to the ali AND swan

6 pack of organic prefolds with 2 covers and a roll of biosoft flushable liners from Bummis
Wetbag from Prairie Tales, LLC
LolliDoo Diaper Anonymously donated
Bag of Rockin' Green from Rockin' Green Cloth Diaper Detergent
Fluff's Enough donated a set of Tree Huggin Momma's fleece liners. (*Not pictured)
1 size Medium BabyKicks Hemparoo Joey-Bunz PREMIUM donated by Life With My Littles (*Not pictured)

Cloth Diapering Package #3





Pack of 6 Charlie Banana 2-in-1 eco-diapering system from Charlie Banana
24 oz bag of detergent from Eco Sprout



Cloth Diapering Package #4





Good to Go package from SoftBums

Comfy Rumps Package





For donating $5.00 you can win 2 diapers from Comfy Rumps. If you donate $10.00 or more you can win 5 diapers! 7 total diapers being given away. If you have entered for any of the cloth diaper packages you will automatically be entered to win the Comfy Rumps packages as this was added after the start of the giveaway.


Baby Package





Pacific Moby Wrap from Moby Wrap
Key Fob from BabyBug Creations
Carnival bloom bib & burp cloth set from Designer Bub
Aden & Anais Diwali - Bamboo Muslin Swaddles 3 pack from Kelly's Closet (DiaperShops.com)
Winner's choice of hat from SweetPeas An Bumpkins
Custom shoes, size and print from Clothbaby.org
Fabric covered wipes case from BabyBug Creations
(1) pair of Rock-a-thigh baby socks in winners choice of color from All American Baby Boutique


Custom diaper/wipe case from BabyBug Creations


Gift Basket - Items will include some crinkles, loopies, soakers, reusable lunch sacks, cloth wipes and some baby balm from Hen House Creations (*Not pictured)






Toddler Package






Musical Gear Center toy from Playskool
Toddler Pillow from BobbleRoos


Custom appliqued shirt/onesie from Tiny Toe Creations
Winner's choice of ERGObaby carrier and color choice from ERGObaby


$25.00 Gift Card to The Head said


10 Handmade Birthday invitations of any Disney Character from Moms Saving Money


1 green children's edition of the i like book
$15 gift certificate to EcoMom
Denim apron from Five Talents Boutique
imagiPLAY Counting Octopi toy from The Cloth Experiment (*Not pictured)
Planet Wise Bag Your Snack Stuff gift pack from Nicki's Diapers (*Not pictured)

Girls Package
















Custom tutu and matching flower clip from Little Miss Posh
Two girl style pair of BabyLegs from Mom 4 Life
Size 3T dress (pictured) from Cute Factor
Pink & white korker from Lily's Bowtique
$25.00 Gift Card to The Head said


Mom's Package #1





1 BEADtastic book bling from Bouncing Woolies
Pair of FUNKtastic dryer balls (design will vary) from Bouncing Woolies
Wool car freshener (colors will differ, without beads) from Bouncing Woolies
A batch of french pressed soap for the winner from Beck, The Crazy Housewife
$20.00 Gift Card to Homestead Emporium
Necklace from Avon anonymously donated
Wrap-a-Nap winner's color choice from Wrap-a-Nap
2 - $5 Amazon gift cards anonymously donated
Corn/therapy pillows, facial-sized with flannel cover from Delaynie Cooper Designs (*Not pictured)
Sewing Instructions/PATTERNS/ Tutorials from 2 Teens and a Toddler Boutique

Sewing Instructions/PATTERNS/ Tutorials included:
  • -Shopping Cart Cover (Single)
  • -Rag Quilt Blanket
  • -Boppy Nursing Pillow COVER
  • -Crayon Roll
  • -Ring Sling
  • -I Spy Bag Toy
  • *Theseare for a sewing pattern only, the items pictured are NOT included.

Mom's Package #1








5 - 8x10 original photographs by Samantha Shuman (Fresh Samantha)

Scentsy Warmer and bar of Scentsy from Independent Scentsy Consultant ~ Lisa Marie
You Go, Girl! Scentsy Bar from Adventures in Abby Land
Pin from Avon anonymously donated
A basket full of bath goodies made by a 7 year old little girl (with help from her Mommy.) Wash Away Cancer (Beck, The Crazy Housewife)
Wrap-a-Nap winner's color choice from Wrap-a-Nap
4 EasyLunchbox containers and 1 EasyLunchbox cooler bag, winner's choice of color from Easylunchboxes
Corn/therapy pillows, regular sized and one facial-sized with flannel cover from Delaynie Cooper Designs *This is just an example, fabric will differ*
1 couples edition of the i like book
Flat wallet from The Accessory Barn (*Not pictured)








Boba Carrier





Boba Classic 2G, winner's choice of color from Boba Baby Carrier




BabyLegs





$50.00 in BabyLegs products



Sleepy Wrap








Classic Sleepy Wrap, winner's choice of color from Sleepy Wrap

Advertising Package





Enter to win ad space on multiple blogs (more blogs are participating in this than pictured - complete links to come soon!) ** I just wanted to note the winner for this package will be drawn last. So if you win this you will not be taken out of the running for other prizes. I know many individuals will enter the giveaways and might not be so interested in this package. However it would be super cool if you are an individual that wins it and you donate all the ad space to your favorite shop(s)! It would be a great way to pay it forward! **



Disclosure: I nor participating bloggers received any monetary donations or item donations for this posting. This is a charity event and all money goes directly to Shannon Hubbel of Coupon Mommy of 3 for her families unexpected medical expenses, travel expenses, and time off from work. This is being done out of the goodness of our hearts. ♥







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Thursday, January 13, 2011
Many of you have seen the story about little Emily and her fight with cancer. Her mom is the mama blogger of Coupon Mom Of 2 (3). I have posted a "chip in" widget, any money donated goes straight into Shannon's paypal and will go to help support this family in this very difficult time. Many mama bloggers are doing raffles also, go check out their blogs for the soon to come raffles that will benefit this family.
Here is a link to more information for those of you interested in helping and/or raffles for
All for Emily!

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HAPPY HEINYS ONE SIZE GIVEAWAY!!!
ending February 3, 2011

Thanks to Bippy Diapers for providing a yellow one size Happy Heinys diaper!
Bippy Diapers:
A little about Bippy Diapers, one of my favorite stores (if not my fav). I bought my first Happy Heinys in ooga booga print from Bippy Diapers, and I have been a big fan of her store every since. She has a great selection, pair that with super fast shipping and FREE shipping for all orders over $50! She charges a flat $5 for all orders under $50 and discounted orders.
Bippy Diapers was founded in 2010 by a simple mom with a dream. With two children under two, a full time job and earning her master's, she decided that enough was enough and it was time to work for herself. Thus, Bippy Diapers was born. After toying with cloth diapering with her oldest daughter Olivia she decided to cloth diaper her second child, a son named Lucas, full time. She began to enjoy the cloth experience and wanted to share her knowledge and tips with others.
Bippy Diapers is a one stop for all your cloth diapering needs. We have everything from all-in-ones to prefolds. Even if we don't have what your are looking for or have any ideas for us to consider, we want to hear them. No idea is too dull or weird. It only takes a mom with a dream to start a snowball effect. Please email us with any comments, questions or concerns and I hope you have a happy cloth experience like we have."

Excuse the clothes waiting to be folded, I am giving away a diaper right this minute! :)

great fit on his not so chubby thighs, but I do know of chubby thighs that they fit really well too!

Happy Heinys:
I love that Happy Heinys has so many different colors, prints and options in diapering. They carry diapers from micro-mini stages (for babies as small as 1 lb) all the way up to trainers. They have diaper covers and even wool. I love the quality and fit of their diapers.
I have some medium sized Happy Heinys as well as some one size and I love them both equally. I really do!
My little guy is thin and has skinny thighs, and we have no trouble with getting a perfect fit. He is 16 lbs; the one size is set on the smaller medium setting, YES there are 2 medium setting to ensure a better fit on those inbetween sized babies. The tabs on the diaper are overlapping on him so I am sure we will use this diaper until he is potty trained.

16 lbs and 11 oz with tons of room to grow!

TO BUY:
Bippy Diapers: Happy Heinys one size diaper start at $18.95, and she even has the new prints and colors!
TO WIN:
You have to follow me GFC. Go over to Bippy Diapers and tell me another item that she stocks that you would like to try, or an item that she carries that you love.
Extra Entries:
1. Like Bottom of the Sixth on facebook (leave your first name and last initial as used on facebook)
2. Like Bippy Diapers on facebook (leave your first name and last initial as used on facebook), it would be nice to thank her for this giveaway!
3. Follow me on twitter. http://twitter.com/#!/6callmemom
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5. Leave a status update on Facebook about this giveaway and leave me a link.
6. Tweet about this giveaway (one per day) and leave me a link.
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8. If you make a purchase from Bippy Diapers during this giveaway post order number so I can verify. (3 entries)





Wednesday, January 5, 2011
***CLOSED***
BUM ESSENTIALS

 Let me start off by saying that is the diaper that started my interest (or addiction) in cloth. I won the diaper from Sugar Pop Ribbon's bog really by accident. I entered for the diaper to get an extra entry in another giveaway but was no dissapointed to see that I had won, and my eco-friendly children were so excited.
   This is one of my top picks in diapers, so much so that I had to get one in each color! How is that for addiction? I won a sunshine yellow and since then have bought the other colors from a wonderful vendor, Happy Baby Bum, during an irresistible sale. The sale was so great that I bought one to share!

AFTER THE WASH:
  I have to say that I find myself reaching for the Bum Essentials diaper as soon as it is clean and ready to go. It is super soft, even after many washes. I am so impressed with how it is holding up, the terry pads that come with the diaper remain soft and fluffy as does the fleece inner. Velcro is not normally my favorite for laundry purposes but the wash tabs on this diaper actually do the job, no diaper chains. I have also noticed that some diapers are easier to get smells out of and the Bumbino is by far top notch in that area, I have not had any lingering smells after a wash.

THE FIT:
  The velcro closure means a perfect fit is so easy to get that even daddy will change a diaper or two! The Bumbino is a one size diaper so the rise is adjustable so the diaper will fit until we are ready to potty train. It was very easy to find the right fit so that there is no gapping around the waist or legs, even on his no so chubby little thighs.
 You like a trim diaper? Just use one of the pads and this little Bum Essentials is just the diaper for you? Have a heavy wetter? Just snap both of the pads in and you are set! I personally love to see a little fluffy bottom so I always use both of the terry pads.

LEAKS?
  NO! Enough said? He has worn the Bumbino while napping with no leaks. I even put him in the diaper overnight, granted he is not a real heavy wetter, but we had no leaks!

WANT TO BUY ONE?
  Go to http://www.bumessentials.com/# to find their approved vendors, you want to buy from approved vendors so that you are covered by the warranty. Regular price is $19.99

WANT TO WIN ONE?
  That is where the fun begins! I am giving one lucky winner the same color that started my addiction, SUNSHINE YELLOW!!!

MANDATORY ENTRY:
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1) Go like Bottom of the Sixth on facebook
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2) Go like Bum Essentials on facebook, I am funding this giveaway so no need to thank them for giveaway but you could tell them I sent you and thank them for a great product!
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3) Follow me on twitter
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8) Tell me about an item you would like to see in future giveaways! Any cloth diaper or eco-friendly item!

 





Sunday, January 2, 2011
 I am so excited to have the blog ready to go. I will be posting a few giveaways thoughout the next couple of weeks! I have been busy trying to find the best cloth diapers out there and am excited to share my opinion with other parents that are doing the same, so cloth diapers will be first in the line up!
 I love getting freebies and know it will be more fun to give them away. Good luck to everyone who enters and thanks for checking out my blog.

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