The Cloth Menagerie review and giveaway! (Open)

I really love writing about small businesses! Especially businesses that promote eco-friendly living and/or cloth diapering. Recently I met another mom that had just started her own cloth diaper store and couldn’t wait to do a review and giveaway for her! Allow me to introduce you to:

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The Cloth Menagerie was started by a mom who wanted to cloth diaper her son, and was disappointed to learn that there were no stores or resources in the Los Angeles area. (Get it together LA! seriously?) She offers a myriad of diapers on her site from Kawaii Baby, to Apple Cheeks, Eco Posh, and Best Bottom. She also carries all the diapering accessories you could need like pail liners, detergent, pail deodorizers, and these amazing one sized wool covers!

One diaper that she carries that I have always been curious about is the Itti Bitti Tutto. The owner sent me one to try out and I’m in love! Not only is it super soft (thanks to the Minky Outer) but it is also amazingly absorbent! Theres a stay dry layer to that keeps Elliot nice and comfy. They have three different snap in layers. One is really long, one is medium, and one is just small. You can adjust not only the absorbency of the diaper, but where the absorbency is, which is my favorite part of the diaper. I can put most of the absorbency in the front of the diaper since Elliot usually soaks the front and never the back. I love love love that!  I loved it so much, I immediately bought 3 more of them and they are quickly becoming my favorite diaper! And I have The Cloth Menagerie to thank for that! Check out how adorable Elliot is in this diaper!

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From a customer care stand point- The Cloth Menagerie has it all! This diaper arrived beautifully wrapped in tissue paper, with a Cloth Menagerie sticker on it. Elliot loved to play with the paper while I examined our new diaper! haha! She also included a free sample of Cj’s BUTTer! (You know how much I love free samples! haha!) All of my packages from her have arrived quickly and have been packaged and cared for well. I have also ordered two of the amazing OS wool covers that I mentioned before, an Apple Cheeks diaper that I LOVE, and some accessories like a stain removing stick that works wonder on some old tough stains, and some wool wash. One great thing about working with The Cloth Menagerie is that if I ever have a question, I can email the owner and she replies to me SO fast! I’m never had to wait more than an hour to hear back from her. She truly is on top of things when it comes to taking care of her customers and making sure their needs are met and questions answered!

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You can check out The Cloth Menagerie’s website by clicking here! You can also like her Facebook page by clicking here!

She has some great sales going on right now in honor of the Great Cloth Diaper Change happening this week! For the entire month of April, earn 10% off your purchase with the code “CHANGE“! Also- on the 20th, in honor of the Great Cloth Diaper Change and the owners birthday (Happy Birthday Menagerie Momma!) you get a FREE OS Pocket Diaper with your order of $50 or more!

But, because The Cloth Menagerie is awesome, The owner has offered my readers and chance to win your very own Itti Bitti Tutto! All you have to do is enter to win in the raffle copter below! Be sure to do both of the mandatory entries! If you win, you get to pick a boy/girl/neutral color!

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Thank you Thank you to The Cloth Menagerie for sponsoring this post! I have really loved working with her and I will remain a customer for a long time!

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The Great Cloth Diaper Change!

Here it is everyone! The week that most Cloth Diapering Mommas wait for! Today marks the beginning of the Great Cloth Diaper Change week!

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What is the Great Cloth Diaper Change? It originated as a plan in North America to bring together moms that cloth diaper. Word quickly traveled across the oceans and it was soon evident that cloth diapering has a formidable following not just in North America but around the world! The point of the GCDC? Show the world that this eco friendly option is not only better, but its quickly growing in popularity! Each year the event is an attempt to beat the previous years’ Guinness world record of babies changed into Cloth Diapers at the same time!  Several countries hosted GCDC 2011 locations even though for some it meant getting up in the middle of the night to do so. (In Malaysia they changed at 2AM!)

How does it benefit or aid in the spread of CDing? Well, each year the even grows tremendously. This year there are over 17 countries on the list for large events to host the change! The list includes Belgium, Canada, Switzerland, Chile, Germany, Spain, Finland, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Mexico, Malaysia, the Netherlands, and the US. Each event raises money by donation only to go towards the Real Diaper Association. You might recognize that name because I quoted them in my Reasons to Cloth Diaper Post! Each year the World Record has been broken, in 2012 the GCDC successfully broke the record they set in 2011 on Saturday, April 21, 2012 with 8,251 qualifying participants at 189 locations on 4 continents!

How Does it Work? You find an event near you, and you register. Easy Peasy! Guinness World Records has some strict rules in order to qualify. You must change your baby into a diaper that is available for wide purchase (so a name brand, not a WAHM or handmade diaper) and there must be one adult to each child that is changed, so a mommy of twins couldn’t change both. Most natural parenting stores will host an event.

What does that mean for me? I’m going to be counting down the days until Saturday, obviously! My town is coupling the Change with the local Natural Parenting Expo, so all kinds of local Eco-Friendly vendors are going to be there. I’m going early to get registered for the change that happens at noon, and then after that I’m volunteering there for a little while. I can’t wait to change Elliot! I just have to decide which diaper I want to change him into! haha

What does that mean for YOU? I’ve got some fun blogs coming this week! I’m kicking it off with a review and CD giveaway from The Cloth Menagerie! I’m also going to be giving you a stash update, counting off my top 5 favorite diapers, and doing a post all about Wool!

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Will you be changing your baby this Saturday? 


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