Welcome to day two of the Birthday Blessings Bash!!
After trying the Fuzzi Bunz cloth diaper that I won on a blog giveaway back in May of 2009, I was hooked! It was love at first sight! My son looked so stinkin' cute! I had to have more.... and my addiction to cloth diapers was born!
I came across Nurtured Family while researching where to buy Fuzzi Bunz diapers (Google Fuzzi Bunz and see what you come up with). I purchased most of my stash from Nurtured Family in June, 2009! They had a great deal for those looking to purchase a large number of diapers at one time. I could purchase 12 Fuzzi Bunz One Size diapers for $227.40 plus free shipping (that's only $18.95 each)! I jumped on the chance, and purchased almost all of my stash diapers from Nurtured Family and am so glad I did.
Nurtured family is located in Houston, Texas! It is a 'mom and pop' store that is owned and operated by Mark and Rebecca. Mark left his career in high-tech in order to support the business, while fulfilling his desire to spend more time at home with his family. Rebecca supports the business, but focuses greatly on being a wife and she also home schools their 5 children *awesome*! You can read more about Mark and Rebecca HERE!
Not only is Nurtured Family a God-fearing, family-friendly/family-centered business, they have awesome customer service as well! About a year ago, I was experiencing some issues with my original Fuzzi Bunz diapers. The PUL was peeling! I was devastated at the thought of my beloved Fuzzi Bunz being rendered useless. I checked the Fuzzi Bunz website and read that the warranty was only good for one year, and I knew I was just past that year mark. I needed to locate my original receipts, and so I contacted Nurtured Family. I spoke with Mark and he e-mailed me copies of all my receipts. Not only did he do that, but he also told me that if Fuzzi Bunz would not replace my diapers, that Nurtured Family would! Talk about customer service!! Luckily, the awesome folks at Fuzzi Bunz replaced all the diapers I was having trouble with (and even sent me free cloth wipes along with the replacements)!
When I contacted Nurtured family and asked about doing a review/giveaway on my blog, they happily accepted.
Nurtured Family was kind enough to send me a Fuzzi Bunz one size Hemp diaper! *I know you all know how badly I have been wanting to try this diaper*
This is what I received!
*Beautiful isn't it*?
This is what the diaper looks like all laid out:
Like the regular Fuzzi Bunz one size diapers, they are easily adjustable at the legs and waist by adjusting the elastic straps as seen here:
Since this diaper comes with a hemp insert, there was a bit of prepping that had to go into getting the hemp washed and ready for use. Hemp inserts have to be washed several times before they will be absorbent. It can take between 6-10 hot water washes before the natural oils from the hemp are removed allowing the fabric to properly absorb. The more you wash your hemp, the more absorbent they will become.
So how is this diaper different from regular Fuzzi Bunz one size diapers? The only difference is the hemp insert, oh, and the labels. The label on the hemp diaper reads "a better diaper for a better planet." Cute eh'? Kind of a reminder that these new hemp diapers are made with natural fibers that are so much more earth-friendly than their counterpart (microfiber)!
Here are some pictures of my littlest little (1 year old, 18 lbs) wearing this beautiful diaper.
I love the new hemp inserts. Since receiving this diaper, I have purchased a few more hemp inserts to go into the rest of my Fuzzi Bunz diapers! The hemp is really absorbent. I make sure that when I put my kids down for a nap or bed that they are wearing a hemp insert... otherwise they tend to wake up wet... and no one likes a wet, cold cranky baby!!
This is a great diaper, and in my opinion is very affordable! You can purchase this diaper at Nurtured Family for $21.95... BUT, if you sign up to receive their E-Newsletter, you will instantly get a 10% off coupon code sent right to your inbox!
Do you want to try this new Fuzzi Bunz Hemp diaper? Well, Nurtured Family has graciously offered one LWML follower a $25.00 gift certificate towards the purchase of anything in their store!
They carry many great products from baby carriers, to natural toys, bath and body items, and much, much more!
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Today's giveaway will end on 11 Feb at midnight (EST). Winner will be chosen using random.org. All winners from the Birthday Blessings Bash will be e-mailed and announced on the blog on Monday, February 21st. Winners will have 48 hours to contact me to claim their prize, or another winner will be chosen.
Good Luck and Have fun!
~Mama of the Littles~
Disclosure: I received the product mentioned above in exchange for this review, Thanks to Nurtured Family! No monetary compensation was received by me. This is my completely honest opinion above and may differ from yours.