Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Bumgenius 4.0 Artist Series #CLOTHDIAPERS #GIVEAWAY {Mom and Baby Shop} US only!

I'm so thrilled to bring you this review of Mom and Baby Shop! Mom and Baby Shop is a great place to find all of your breastfeeding, cloth diapering, baby wearing needs! Mom and Baby Shop is a brick and mortar store (as well as online) located in Michigan!
What I LOVE about Mom and Baby Shop is that they offer free shipping within the US (no minimum purchase required)!
There are a few hidden gems at Mom and Baby Shop... one of which is the Bumgenius discontinued Artist series diapers (in hook and loop)!
You can purchase this hard to find diaper at Mom and Baby Shop for $29.95 (with free shipping) or you can enter to win one here!
Mom and Baby Shop also has some OBGE NIP for sale! Please call the store (313) 444-2229 to speak to Joy to find out product availability!!
Mom and Baby shop has generously offered to give away a Bumgenius Artist Series diaper (hook and loop) in winner's choice of either Eiffel Tower:

Jet Setter:

 Retail Therapy:
This giveaway is open to residents of the US only!!
To enter, simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below! You may have to click "read more" in order for the whole Rafflecopter form to load!
Good luck and Have fun!
~Mama of the Littles~

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Bum-Ware Extreme All In One (AIO) Cloth Diaper giveaway {world-wide}

Have you heard of Bum-Ware cloth diapers? I have never had the opportunity to try one, but they look amazing!
Bum-Ware cloth diapers are made in the USA!! Here is some more information on the Bum-Ware extreme all in one (BWX for short)! Information taken from Bum-Ware's website:
Bum-Ware Extreme all in one cloth diapers (BWX for short) are faster drying than standard all in one diapers. They are extremely simple to use, lighter, and they hold up well for daytime use. The main difference between BWX and original all in one/AI2 diapers is the inner material and soaker. These are the best cloth diapers and easiest to use. Give BWX diapers a try TODAY!!

These cloth diapers are designed to be easy to use
Hook and loop closures for effortless diaper changes and a great fit
Hidden elastic around the legs to keep everything in
Suedecloth inner layer to help keep the baby’s bum dry
Waterproof polyurethane laminate (PUL) outer
Super-absorbent microfiber sewn-in soaker
Fold back laundry tabs to prevent diaper chains in the wash
Fully washer and dryer safe
Fleece topped flannel or hemp doubler may be purchased separately if you find that your child needs additional absorbency.

These diapers look amazing! Bum-Ware also makes other types of diapers and training pants! Go HERE to see all their current products!

Bum-Ware has generously offered to give away a BWX (Bum-Ware Extreme) cloth diaper (like the one pictured here) to one of you! In winner's choice of size and solid PUL color!

This giveaway is open world-wide!! Ends 12 November, 2013
*winner outside of the United States to pay for actual shipping charges**


To enter, simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below! You may have to click "read more" in order for the whole Rafflecopter form to load!


Good luck and Have fun!

~Mama of the Littles~

Monday, October 28, 2013

Hang Everything Up GC winner!! MORE #CLOTHDIAPER giveaways!!

A huge congratulations to Cassandra K for winning the $20 GC to Hang Everything Up!
You have been e-mailed and have 48 hours to respond to claim your prize!

There are a few exciting cloth diaper giveaways coming up very soon. I'll be giving away a NIP Bumgenius Artist series diaper (hook and loop) in winner's choice of Eiffel Tower, Jet setter, or Retail Therapy:

I'll also be giving away a Bum-Ware AIO (BWX) cloth diaper!!

And a few more!

Don't forget about the current giveaways I have going on right now!
You can view them here!

~Mama of the Littles~

Friday, October 25, 2013

Another Bumgenius 4.0 #CLOTHDIAPERS #GIVEAWAY

I'm so excited to be able to bring to you another Bumgenius cloth diaper giveaway!
Bumgenius diapers have quickly become my go-to diaper (both the old style elemental and the 4.0 pocket diaper) are my go-to diapers in my stash!
This giveaway is sponsored by me and is optional.
To enter, simply fill out the rafflecopter form below. You may have to click "read more" in order for the rafflecopter form to fully load!
This is the picture you are looking for:
~Mama of the Littles~

Thursday, October 24, 2013

BG 4.0 giveaway winner!!

A huge thank you to those of you that 'liked' my comment!!
I have a winner for the BG 4.0 cloth diaper giveaway sponsored by me!

Congrats to Jenn M.
You have been e-mailed and have 48 hours to contact me to claim your prize!

Didn't win this time?

Don't worry, there are still a few giveaways going on right now!

Win a $40 GC to The Tender Tush HERE!

A pair of Super Undies (or a $30 GC to their site) HERE *low entries*

A Simply Lite Bummis diaper cover HERE!!

Good luck and have fun!!

~Mama of the Littles~

Bummis Simly Lite one size diaper cover review and #GIVEAWAY {US/Canada}

If you've been cloth diapering for any amount of time, I'm sure you've heard of Bummis! Bummis is a Canadian company that makes all sorts of awesome products! From cloth diapers, to wet bags, to sun wear and potty training pants! I LOVE Bummis products!
So you can imagine my excitement when I was contacted by Bummis asking if I'd like to review their new diaper wrap/cover! It's called Simply Lite and, well... it's awesome!
I was sent their one size Simply Lite wrap in raspberry to review! This is what I received:

Isn't it the most pretty girlie color??
Here is some information on the Bummis Simply Lite (info taken from Bummis' website):

Simply Lite

Comfy and trim one-size wrap. Perfect for prefolds or fitted diapers.

Looking for a wrap that has it all?  Meet the one-size cover that will take you from infant to potty in style and comfort. The SIMPLY LITE is cute, lightweight and super functional. Bright colors, incredible fit and comfort - and so easy to use!

The SIMPLY LITE is simply...

  • lightweight, soft and stretchy
  • super functional
  • easy on your budget
  • easy to clean - just wipe out the interior or throw it in the washing machine
  • easy to use - amazingly adjustable and streamlined with a single row of snaps at the waist
  • trim and fitted - even on the smallest size!
  • sooo comfy - with an elasticized waist for a snug fit around baby's tummy
The SIMPLY LITE is painstakingly engineered to be comfortable and soft on all sizes of babies.  A trim fit but roomy enough for the most generous of diapers - SIMPLY amazing!
All of our wraps are made with careful attention to detail in our own wonderful factory in the Montreal area, so that we are assured of good quality and fair labor practices.  All of the fabrics and components used to make the SIMPLY LITE are manufactured in North America and all materials are guaranteed lead, pthalate and BPA free.
This wrap is perfect for using over a fitted, flats and prefolds. It is a one size cover designed to fit babies from 8-35 lbs!
Here are some pictures of the Simply Lite:

Smallest size setting:

 Medium size setting:
Largest size setting:

Three sizes side by side:
This cover is awesome! I've been using it regularly over my fitted diapers (Sloomb and Goodmamas) which we use at night! It really gives a great fit and is super easy to adjust! My little girl is just 10.5 lbs at 6 months and so we use it on the smallest setting! Here are some pictures:
 No gaps around the legs, means no leaks!
 The elastic around the waist is super soft and stretchy too, so there are no red marks left on that delicate baby skin!
This cover also comes in 4 other super cute colors/prints!
Denim dot:


 Pistachio dot:
These awesome covers retail at $16.95 and can be purchased at any one of Bummis retailers!
You can also enter to win one here!!
Bummis has graciously offered to give away one of their Simply Lite covers to one of you (winner's choice of color/print)!
This giveaway is open to residents of US and Canada!!
To enter, simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below! You may have to click "read more" in order for the whole Rafflecopter form to load!
Good luck and Have fun!
~Mama of the Littles~

Disclosure: I received the product(s) mentioned above in exchange for my review. This review is my honest opinion based on my own personal experience, and may differ from yours. I did not receive any monetary compensation in exchange for this review!!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

24 Hour flash #CLOTHDIAPERS giveaway!! Enter to win either a BG 4.0 in Irwin or Mathaai!!

Bumgenius 4.0 cloth diaper giveaway!
Ends 23 October at 12 EST so you'd better hurry!
Click on the Rafflecopter form below to enter!
Open to US and Canada!!

$10 GC to Daddy's Diapers giveaway winner!! My current giveaways!!

Congrats to Laura B. You've wont he $10 GC to Daddy's Diapers!
You have been e-mailed and have 48 hours to respond to claim your prize before another winner is picked!

Don't forget about these current giveaways that are going on right now!

$40 GC to The Tender Tush! #CLOTHDIAPERS

$20 GC towards a purchase of a beautiful wreath!

A pair of Super Undies or a $30 GC to the super undies website!

I'm also working on a review and giveaway of Bummis newest product... anyone guess as to what it is??

~Mama of the Littles~

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Babies in Cloth diapers and a Tender Tush $40 GC giveaway #CLOTHDIAPERS

My dear friends over at The Tender Tush are collecting pictures of babies in cloth diapers to make a unique collage to place on the wall in their store in California!

In fact, they have made a contest out of it! I think that we can easily get them the 50+ pictures that they need! Do you!

In part it is a referral contest, so the person that refers the most amount of pictures to them wins a prize! The fun does not stop there. If I win the referral contest, then one of you that says I sent you will be randomly drawn to win a $40 GC to their store! They sell awesome baby items, yes, to include #clothdiapers!!

So what are you waiting for? Would you like to be entered to win a $40 GC to The Tender Tush?

Here is what you need to do!
Send a picture of your little one(s) wearing cloth diapers (any brand/style) to
In the subject line of your e-mail you should type "Photo contest/Angela Heffner"

Then come back here and leave a comment on this post with what e-mail address you used to submit your photo(s)!

If you have cloth diapered more than one baby, you can submit a picture of each baby for an additional entry into the $40 GC giveaway!

Too easy! Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have angela_heffner {at}

Pictures can be submitted until noon (PDT) 11 November!

Good luck!!

~Mama of the Littles~

Cloth diapers and breast cancer!! What do they have in common?? {Guest post by Michelle Hill}

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in females. One out of eight women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. There is no cure for breast cancer and no exact known cause. It seems as if everyone has either personally or knows someone who has been affected by this disease. For me it was my mother and 2 paternal aunts who had breast cancer. Thankfully all are in remission and currently living health lives with minimal side effects from the surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation.


Each person has some chance of developing the disease, but some are more predisposed based on genetics, excess estrogen, and lifestyle choices. Someone is considered at highest risk for breast cancer if there are multiple family members with the disease, especially mothers or sisters under the age of 50, indicating some form of genetic involvement. Despite the fact that there is no way to fully reduce your risk of developing breast cancer it is important to consider some form of prevention and develop a personal plan. 


Here are some helpful tips that I tell my patients when counseling about breast cancer prevention:


1)      Be physically active- exercise has been scientifically proven to lower your cancer risk

2)      Avoid smoking  as it creates free radicals which damage tissue

3)      Limit alcohol <1 drink/day, especially in young adulthood.

4)      Avoid excess weight gain, especially after reaching menopause, as fat tissue contains more estrogen.

5)      Breastfeed >1 year as it possibly produces protective hormonal changes in breast tissue.

6)      Eat a diet rich in cruciferous vegetables, ie. Kale, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, turnips. Although not fully proven, new research has indicated that these vegetables help defend the body against cancer.

7)      Avoid hormone replacement as extra estrogen may stimulate abnormal cells if you are at higher risk.  After stopping hormones your risk will return to normal after 5 years.

8)      Get to know your breasts!  Perform your monthly breast self-exam. The best time is after your menstrual cycle as breast tissue is less tender and nodular. Remember to examine your armpits and outer edges of your breasts because breast lymph nodes are also located in those areas.  If you find an area of concern, check out your other breast. Breasts are the mirror image of each other and often lumps are located in the same area on the other side.

9)      Be faithful to have your yearly mammogram starting at the age of 40. If you are at higher risk due to a family history of primary relatives with breast cancer start at the age of 35.

10)   Make sure to have a yearly clinical breast exam with your provider which includes palpation and visual inspection.

  There are many helpful tips available to lower your chances of breast cancer. This list is not conclusive and it is important to do your homework and talk to your provider if you are concerned. For me, the risk will always be present due to my family history, but I have chosen to protect myself as best as possible. In addition, I have had to let go of the fear of cancer is inevitable and lean on my faith in God as ultimate healer and protector.

Michelle Hill is a family nurse practitioner, working part time in a family practice ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics. She has a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Brockport and a master’s in nursing from St. John Fisher College, Rochester New York. She currently resides in Dallas, Texas with her husband and son and their 2 dogs. And yes, she is building her own cloth diaper stash, for future children. In her spare time, Michelle is also a Babykicks Brand Ambassador who helps to educate parents on the many benefits of using cloth diapers.

I {Angela} am so excited to be able to share with you an awesome promotion put on by Babykicks!

Babykicks has an awesome promo going on right now in order to help bring awareness about breast cancer and to raise funds to donate to two awesome foundations. For each pink diaper purchased during the month of October, Babykicks will donate $2 per purchase evenly between the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and Women Supporting Women! So not only are you able to purchase these awesome pink diapers:




But a percentage of your payment will actually go towards breast cancer research and provide awareness, education and support to the many women that are impacted by breast cancer daily!

For more information on how to buy your diapers, check out their 'notes' section of the Babykicks Facebook page!

I'm also excited to be able to tell you of the Babykicks twitter party coming up on the 22nd of October. For more information on that, click here!

~Mama of the Littles~

Disclaimer, I am a Babykicks ambassador and was compensated for this post!

Babykicks #CLOTHDIAPERS Twitter party #GIVEAWAY 22 October, 2013

Go Pink with BabyKicks and The Inquisitive Mom at the latest #BabyKicks Twitter Party on Tuesday, October 22nd, from 9 pm until 10 pm. We'll talk about the October 2+2+2 promotion where you buy a limited edition diaper at $2 savings, with $2 shipping, and BabyKicks donates $2 to two important charities! Plus, 4 pink BabyKicks prizes will be up for grabs, including 2 pink fitted BabyKicks diapers, 1 set of pink BabyKicks Washies, and 1 pink trimmed BabyKicks receiving blanket!

Special thanks to ambassadors @ABCGP, @SomeCallUsCrazy, @SewFatty, and @MrsFewTreezy for joining us!

New to Twitter Parties? No worries! This Twitter Party Guide will help you understand the what, why, and how of twitter parties.

What is the 2+2+2 Promotion?
BabyKicks has decided to honor Breast Cancer Awareness month by offering a toxic free, pink colored product for sale and donating a portion of the proceeds throughout October.  They hope to make a  contribution to the fight against breast cancer by donating $2 from every pink, natural cloth diaper sold , with $1 from each diaper going to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and $1 to Women Supporting Women!

BabyKicks has the limited edition pink cloth diapers available for the month of October 2013.  To further benefit the customer, the diapers will be sold at $2 off of MSRP and will be shipped for a flat rate of $2 in the 48 contiguous States! You can save money on a new diapers while at the same time supporting these worthy causes.   Details on how to purchase are available on BabyKicks' Facebook page.

Ready to Party? Be sure to RSVP using the form below to be eligible to win prizes at the party! Be sure to follow party host @InquisitiveMom and sponsor @BabyKicksUSA. Only the first entry is mandatory to RSVP, but completing additional entries will increase your odds of winning one of four awesome prizes! You must RSVP and tweet at least once publicily using the hashtag #BabyKicks during 9pm and 10 pm EST on 10/22/13 to be eligible to win. Can't wait to chat with you at the party!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Super Undies ROCK Night time underwear review and #GIVEAWAY {US/Canada}

So many of you know my little girl is just shy of 6 months... no, we are not potty training yet :) My two older boys are both fully trained as well. So why in the world am I reviewing night time underwear? Well, you may remember my bestest friend Laura... I've known her since the 8th grade. Her and I grew up together and her parents helped raise me and steer me in the right direction (especially during my crazy years)!
Laura's son Coen is autistic! You may remember my blogging about her back in 2011 when I ran the fundraiser to help pay for some of his therapy sessions!
Her and I are very fortunate to have ended up living in the same state (though we both grew up in Oregon)! She recently asked me about a good night time solution for Coen (who is now 7 years old)! I posed this question to you, via my Facebook fan page and was amazed at how many of you also were looking for a night time solution for children with special needs! Many of you commented stating Super Undies were the best and so I contacted Super Undies and they sent me a pair of xxl nighttime underwear in "bat boy" for Laura to try out with Coen!
This is what we received:

Super Undies night time underwear have a sewn in soaker! You can fold it accordingly to customize the absorption where you need it most!
We were also sent a microfiber 'step-up' insert which can be used in conjunction with any Super Undies product to maximize absorption!

There is an awesome Youtube video by Super Undies that gives an awesome over view of their night time underwear!
These fit Coen perfectly... but he really does not have much room to grow!
The weight and size chart on the Super Undies website is based on the 50th Percentile of height/weight so it is really important to take measurements of your littles when purchasing something like this and not use the weight range only!
Here is some more information on the Super Undies bed wetting pants (info taken from Super Undies' website):

"Finally a Nighttime Bedwetting Solution!

These Bedwetting Pants are real waterproof nighttime underwear that are designed to help your child wake up with dry sheets. They come with 4 layers of microfiber absorbency built in, and fleece covered elastic legs and waist for a comfortable, and more leak resistant fit. Excellent for potty training transitional nights, or even for minor child enuresis. For heavy nighttime bedwetting, please add a step-up insert to them.

This product can fit all the way up to 14 years old! But if you need an even bigger size for a special needs situation or adult cloth diaper
Click here for more information.

These Bedwetting Pants (nighttime underwear) can usually handle most levels of wetters, although they may require additional absorbency, or to be changed once through the night. You can use one of our Step-up inserts, a diaper insert that you may already have, a wash rag folded in half or thirds, whatever it takes to add more absorbency in there. Some children can pee 16 oz at a time! Fill up a glass and take a look, that's a lot!

Will these nighttime underwear really work for me?

Most likely, and here's why...

Your Super Undies will last!
We are committed to making a product that will stand the test of time. Our standard warranty covers all parts of the garment for 60 days, but beyond that Super Undies services their products. Pertinent pieces of the Super Undies pants can be repaired free of charge for the life of the product. This includes snaps and seams that may come undone.

These bedwetting pants are going to absorb what you need them to!
The Bedwetting Pants are constructed with two separate soaker pads of microfiber inside them, which is enough to hold up to 450 mL of fluid, but beyond that the undies have an internal system to receive even more absorption, so as much as you need is exactly what you can have!

Bedwetting Pants are really waterproof nighttime underwear that are built to withstand leaks
I know it may seem like a funny idea to have fleece edges at the legs and waist, but this is actually part of our secret weapon. The soft anti-pill fleece we use is water repellant - meaning that water not only does not go through it, but is actually blocked. This gives you an additional insurance policy against a leak that might be thinking about happening.

Super Undies offers support in your struggle to get through this bed wetting stuff.
Maybe your child stopped peeing at night, but then started again weeks later when you thought you were done. Or maybe your Super Undies worked very well at first, but eventually started to leak. Or maybe they build up an odor. These problems are possible with any cloth absorbency system, whether it be a diaper, training pant or bed wetter pant. Well, Super Undies knows why, and there are a lot of factors to consider. We offer complete support in pressing that reset button and getting your used Super Undies back to optimum condition after months of use. Our support center is always available and manned by the owner herself. Why go with anything else when we are committed to helping you solve whatever problem you are having?

Super Undies are a cost effective tool to help manage the time you will be dealing with bed wetting.
No one knows how long it will last, and even if your second or third child will go through the same thing. Check out how cheap it is to use these Bedwetting Pants, even though $29.95 can seem like a bit of a sticker shock! Two packs of disposable undies a month can cost the $30.00 you'll spend on one of these, but that one pair can be washed with regular loads and be ready every night to use again! You'll get WAY more than a month of use out of these Bedwetting Pants!!

Super Undies will make your child more economically and environmentally responsible. Since Super Undies are made in America, your child will be instantly, and fashionably, more patriotic (if you live in America too.) If you don’t live in America, than you will still be happy to know that since your Super Undies are made in America, you are certainly not supporting any third world sweat shops or unethical labor practices, and that the garment you are receiving has not come into contact with any harmful substances or dioxins that could cause their workers a wide range of illnesses including infertility and various cancers. It might also ease your minds to know that our materials are sourced and made in America as well!"

You can purchase a pair of Super Undies directly from the Super Undies website. They range from $29.95 to $34.95 *depending on size purchased!

Super Undies also makes pull on and snap on potty training pants. They also make waterproof travel mats, waterproof mattress toppers, and waterproof sheets!!

This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents only!!

Super Undies has very generously offered one of you the chance to win! One person will win either a $30 GC to be used towards the purchase of anything on the Super Undies website, OR a pair of Super Undies Bed Wetting Pants in winner's choice of color and size (subject to what's in stock)!

But wait, that's not all!! Use the code "LITTLES5" for $5.00 off your order at from now until 31 October!

To enter, simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below! You may have to click "read more" in order for the whole Rafflecopter form to load!
Good luck and Have fun!
~Mama of the Littles~

Disclosure: I received the product(s) mentioned above in exchange for my review. This review is my honest opinion based on my own personal experience, and may differ from yours. I did not receive any monetary compensation in exchange for this review!!