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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Kelly's Closet

Kelly's Closet is the online store that I go back to every time for my cloth diapering needs. They sell almost every popular diaper and accessory. Their customer service is outstanding and who doesn't love a rewards program for products you love to buy?

There are a few things that I look for when buying online. One is free shipping. If there is something I'm looking for I will type into the search engine "blank with free shipping". Another is secure check out, my husband and parents have both guided me correctly about the safety of online shopping. Even though there isn't free shipping technically with Kelly's Closet they do have free shipping when you spend $49 and for me it isn't very often I spend under that when I buy cloth diapers. Plus the more money you spend the more you get back with their awesome rewards program. I have $30 in reward money and I'm trying to decide what to get with it because lets be honest, I don't need anything but always want something cloth diaper related.

The customer service option is really neat. You log into your account and contact them with a little form that they have available and they contact you back almost with in the hour and are very helpful even with the products that aren't even theirs. I recently asked about the Goodmama cloth diapers and why it is that I might be having leaking problems. They quickly found out the answer for me and I was on my way.

Its awesome they have so much of a selection that you rarely have to go any where else for the products you love. I pretty much always find what I'm looking for in one place. They carry most of the awesome brands of cloth diapers, even ones that aren't carried very often by outside retailers.

Right now I don't really feel like I should buy any more diapers but when ever we have our next child I'll be right back on Kelly's Closet ordering some newborn diapers in the Rumparooz or Goodmama department. They have an awesome selection of newborn diapers. They will always be my go to for cloth diapers and accessories.  Thank you Kelly's Closet for making my cloth diapering experience awesome.

Friday, April 9, 2010

We are now on Twitter, Gmail and Facebook!

All This Fluff now has a Twitter account! You can follow us at @AllThisFluff. Please annouce it to all of your followers because they will not want to miss our next review and/or giveaway!
In addition to our new Twitter account, we also have an email address! You can contact us at AllThisFluff@gmail.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

Also, if you didn't already know, you can find us on facebook too. Yep, All This Fluff is everywhere! Now, who doesn't like finding fluff everywhere? C'mon. You know you're addicted too. ;)

We hope you have fun communicating with us on all of your social networks. A new review will be coming soon...

Saturday, April 3, 2010

The Winners of the Rockin' Green Detergent!

Thank you to all who entered our first giveaway. It was fun for all four of us to see so many comments. The three winners have been chosen by random.org and have been contacted already and will have 24 hours to contact us back or we will announce new winners. The winners are as follows:

Amy- Won the Grand Prize (A Full size bag of Classic Rock Detergent)

Tara- Won a sample of Hard Rock Detergent


Becky - Won a sample of Hard Rock Detergent

Thank you again for visiting our site and taking part in this giveaway. We hope you will stick around and read our future reviews of cloth diapers and accessories and even pass us on to your friends. We also can't wait to do more giveaways of the products we love. 

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Rockin' Green Detergent Review and Giveaway!!

Rockin’ Green Detergent

My Review of Their Classic Rock:
Oh my goodness, I LOVE this detergent. I was weary at first with buying a detergent off the internet without knowing much about it, but I am so glad I did!
Around November, I was having a terrible time getting rid of the awful "diaper stench." I tried putting hot water on them and soaking them with vinegar for hours. I tried soaking them in Dawn Dish Soap. I tried soaking them in Tide detergent. Needless to say, none of these attempts worked. The stench still stayed, and I was still unhappy and annoyed.
 On Black Friday, I finally caved in and purchased a 45/90 load bag of Peppermint Cocoa from Rockin' Green. It was a great deal-- 50% off!! By the next week I had received my package and immediately tried it out! I literally walked in the house, put the baby in her bouncer, ripped open the package, and started to gather the diapers.
I got my stinky diapers ready, soaked them in the Rockin' Green detergent for a little over an hour and POOF! the stink was gone! I ran them through the washer after the soak and was shocked completely. We have an HE washer and have a terrible time with getting rid of the suds left from other detergents. Well, Rockin' Green does not give me that issue. I only have to wash and rinse the diapers twice instead of 4 or more times. A HUGE plus!! That being said, it cuts my laundry time in half!
Needless to say-- I'm making Rockin' Green Detergent my cloth diaper detergent. No doubt about it!!

My Review of Their Hard Rock:
After using the Classic Rock for a couple of months, I noticed I had to soak my diapers each time I washed diapers. It was getting a little frustrating. I then realized we were having hard water issues. I bought some Calgon and began adding to the washer, and it seemed to help some. But I was still a little annoyed I needed to add stuff instead of just using one product. 
Then Kim from Rockin’ Green made an announcement… Hard Rock is out! She had a giveaway, and I was the lucky one to win a free bag. Once I got the bag, I soaked the diapers for most of the day and had to soak them again because the stench was very built up. After the second soak, my diapers were no longer stinky- they smelled brand new!! 
Since I have been using the Hard Rock detergent, I haven’t had to soak them to remove the smell. I just rinse the diapers, then add 2 tbsp to each load, let it wash and then rinse them a couple of times.
I am very satisfied with this product, as well as their customer service.

Here is some of their information from their website:
Are you sick and tired of battling with stinky diapers?
Do you worry about the chemicals you are putting on your children’s clothes?
Then Rockin’ Green detergent should be on your laundry playlist! It comes in 3 rockin’ formulas and several fun scents, which is music to anyone’s ears.
This cloth diaper & laundry detergent was born out of necessity and perfected over many months. It’s made of safe, phosphate free ingredients, which are good for the planet, and is great for kids and adults.
Best of all, it is totally safe for cloth diapers, so you don’t have to worry about repelling and stinkies. In fact, many of my customers love it so much they use it on all their laundry and linens!
Got hard water?
We got you covered- this stuff was designed to bust through the minerals and grime and leave you with clean smelling, sparkly diapers and clothes! Without the need for all those extra boosters and add-ons that you are used to using. Just a few tablespoons and you are on your way to clean diapers and clothing.
Rockin’ Green is:
Dye  free
Comes in several yummy scents (& an unscented version for sensitive skin)
No fillers
No enzymes or optical brighteners
100% Phosphate free
Great for sensitive skin
Easy rinsing formula
Approved for military use
Works wonders on microfiber stink!
Perfect for cloth diapers
HE compatible
Reusable packaging
Great for all water types
Economical at .13 cents a load!

Styles available: Soft Rock, Classic Rock, Hard Rock
Cost: $13.95-15.95 for full bags/ $2.50-2.75 for samples

Rating: 10
Suggested Place to buy: Fluff Envy

 Giveaway Details:
Three different winners will win!! We are giving away one bag of Classic Rock - (45/90 loads) in any scent, and two Hard Rock sample bags in any scent. 

Here are some ways to enter: (each entry is a separate comment)
1. Follow our blog and then come here and post that you are following.
2. Go to the Rockin' Green website and find out which scent you like the best and post it here. 
3. Post about this giveaway on your facebook then come back here and tell us you posted about this.
4. Become a fan of our facebook page and come back here and tell us you are a fan.
5. (2 entries) Blog about this giveaway on your personal blog and tell us you blogged and the web address.
6. Become a fan of Rockin' Green on facebook and post about it here.

*This is open to only US residents. 
*Contest runs until 5:00 pm EST on Saturday, April 3, 2010.
*Winner will be chosen by Random.org by comment number and valid comments.
*All comments must have your first name and email address in them.
*We will post the winner and will contact you via email and you have 24 hours to respond or we will choose another winner.

And remember this is our very first giveaway so if something seems off please let us know on our Facebook page.
Have fun!!

Also—make sure you follow BabyHalfOff.com! Lauren got some word from Kim that she is working to get some detergent on there! Not sure when, but she did say it’s in the process!!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Flip Stay Dry Review

I am a huge fan of one-size diapers and snap closures -- so when Cotton Babies (the makers of bumGenius!) rolled out the one-size 2-part Flip system, I knew I had to try it!

The Flips are hybrid diapers with three insert options -- organic, disposable, and stay-dry. I have only used the stay dry inserts, though I do use the covers with my regular old prefolds too.

I like that the stay dry insert is one-size with little markings to show you where to fold it down to fit at different stages. I also like the little flap in the front designed to hold the inserts in place. The flap in the back is a little clumsy and doesn't really seem to make any difference (the inserts don't stay under the flap, but they also don't come out the back of the diaper, so either way it just feels like a waste of a piece of fabric).

It was love at first sight, I'm not gonna lie. I was drawn in by the super cute BG colors of ribbit, zinnea, and moonbeam (Flips are now available in all the BG colors) and the stay dry insert blew me away! It was so soft! And when I pulled the liner out of the wash during prepping, wow, it felt like it weighed 5 lbs! I couldn't believe how absorbent it was! But the best part? The stay dry suede was completely dry to the touch! Amazing! I was so excited, I couldn't help but spread the word about this great, affordable option!

... But then ... trouble in paradise. I am usually very, very careful with my diapers. I always try to follow manufacturer guidelines, but, alas, one day one of my covers made it into the dryer. It melted. Melted! Ever the frugal mama, I was determined to keep using it, and it worked fine for a few more months, but then on another particularly trying day, it accidentally made its way back into the dryer. And now it has holes in it. And really, what good is a waterproof cover if it's covered in holes?

Yes, the diapers are awesome, yes, they stand up well when the manufacturer's directions are followed (I know because my other covers are fine), but I can't bring myself to give these diapers a rating higher than an 7 because they literally fall apart if they go in the dryer (we run ours on low for diapers). I know that the melting and the holes were my own fault, but I need forgiving diapers that can take the occasional accidental spin in the dryer in this house.

Styles available: OS with stay dry, organic, or disposable inserts
Closure: snaps
Cost: $16.95-$19.95

Rating: 7
Suggested Place to buy: Diaper Junction

Pre-order Lulu's In The Fluff Now!

Lulu's in the Fluff detergent is now available for pre-order. 

What's in the Glamour Wash?

Detergent Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Carbonate, Oxygen Cleaner, Fragrance (if added)

Naked Booty Unscented
Fresh Booty Fresh Laundry smell, reminiscent of the clean, soothing memory of clean sheets sun dried on a warm summer day.
Cheeky Monkey A unique blend of bananas, fresh grapefruit, with strawberries, kiwi, bubble gum and a touch of vanilla. A favorite!
Pink Sugar’d A playful blend of vanilla and caramel, very fresh and light. Enjoy the experience with notes of bergamot, orange, rasperry, fig leaves, lily of the valley, licorice, strawberry, cotton candy.
Dimpled Booty This popular scent is absolutely irresistible. A unique blend of freshly sliced mandarin oranges and tangerines with clean base notes of ripe mangos. Fresh, clean and tangy!
Zippity Doo Dah! A combination of grass notes and a touch of lemony zip. A nice balance of sharp and soothing.
Lavender Vanilla Lavender fans will enjoy this relaxing blend of floral scents highlighted by the rich buttery aroma of vanilla

Monday, March 22, 2010

Kiwi Pie Fitted Diapers

Lucas is a very active little guy now, crawling all over the house. Its really nice to have a diaper that moves with him. Most of his diapers do just this but the best is a fitted diaper like the Kiwi Pie Fitted Diaper. When just around the house we use just the Kiwi Pie diaper with out a cover and it lasts about 2 hours before soaking through.

There are so many different fitteds to choose from but we chose Kiwi Pie fitteds because cute prints to be honest but also because the snaps never touch the belly unlike most of the other fitted diapers. These diapers are very gentle to the skin and if we are having any rash issues these are what we turn to for airing the rash area. They are so light and breathe easy.

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The soakers inside of the diaper are great because you can lay them in the diaper how ever you like. They snap together so that you can have more absorbency and you can unsnap them for quick drying. The diaper is made of two layers of bamboo blend and one layer of cotton knit print, meaning very breathable and super soft.

They are one size so they will fit your little one from birth to potty training and yet super trim to fit under any clothing. Even though they are very trim we have loved using these for a night time diaper. We put Lucas to bed at 8pm and we don't have to change him until he wakes up at 8am. Of course we do use a cover when he goes down for a nap or to sleep at night. What I love the best is the way they fit around his legs. He has very chubby legs and they hug his legs in the most gentle way. No red marks, but no leaks which is a very happy ending for us.

If you are still confused about which fitted diaper to use the best thing to do is give a couple different kinds a try but if you don't want exposed snaps on the tummy choosing Kiwi Pie fitted diapers are the way to go.

Styles available: OS, Fitted
Closure: snaps
Cost: $25

Rating: 10
Suggested Place to buy: Kelly's Closet