Choosing a Child’s Outfit for Portraits and Special Occasions

I love candid photos and pictures of my children in their brightly colored play clothes enjoying the great outdoors. But some very special occasions call for an equally special outfit. Some examples:

  • Weddings
  • Baptism, Christening, Confirmation and other spiritual milestones
  • Formal portraits
  • Easter and Christmas

Thanks to Feltman Brothers and their vintage-style clothes for infants and toddlers, Susanna and Erik were not only outfitted for Easter but have some beautiful outfits to wear this spring and summer for special occasions.

We were given a classic white boys Cardigan with Pockets and Pintucks in white (retail $38.99) and the Rose Bouquet Bishop-Style white dress (retail $71.99) to review:

Quality: The details on both pieces are very fine and of excellent quality. Erik’s sweater features neat little pintucks and tiny front pockets with coordinating buttons. French lace trims the delicately puffed sleeves of the Bishop-Style dress, and hand sewn diamond smocking with pale pink rosebuds decorates the yoke. Even the hem is beautifully accented with horizontal tucks and more fine white lace. It’s such a sweet and pretty dress! 

Sizing: The one-piece outfits I ordered last time around seemed to run a tad small, but the cardigan and dress both seem to be right on target. Erik is 15 months old and is wearing the 2T sweater; I wanted it to last him a long time and with the sleeve cuffs rolled up once it fits perfectly. This fall, when he’s older and bigger, he’ll still be able to wear it. Susanna is 2 years old and the length and overall size of the 2T dress is just right.

When our newborn arrives in July/August, I’ll dress Susanna and Erik up again in their Feltman Brothers finery for the baptism!

It’s easy to shop with Feltman Brothers at any time online, and you’ll always receive free shipping on orders over $95. You can search by gender, by size and by occasion. There’s even a special section just for “Teenie Weenie Newborns,” if you’re looking for an unforgettable coming home or portrait outfit.


Is there an important family occasion or milestone on your calendar this year? After our experience with Feltman Brothers, I’m really confident that you’ll be able to find the perfect outfit for your baby or toddler to wear from their online shop!

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Earth Day Cloth Diaper Sales: FREE bumGenius, Wet Bags for $4.50 and More!


My report includes
over 35 different cloth diaper stores
(with some affiliate links)
so you can find just what you need for your baby, at a great price!

Get an instant 20% off coupon by email just by visiting the site!
the April Showers sale continues – select styles marked down to just $3.99
Get $5.99 flat rate shipping on any size order
Join the VIP program and receive FREE shipping, member only discounts (up to 20%) and 5% loyalty rewards

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Top-rated 1st aid diaper balm starts at just $3.00
Buy one get one FREE sale continues until the end of April!
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Buttons Diapers
Get 20% off diaper covers April 21 and 22 ONLY with code EARTHDAY
Free shipping on orders over $75

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Cloth Diaper Outlet:

Free shipping on orders over $35
Deep discounts in the Outlet section
Save 5% on orders over $50 with code Bonus50
Save 10% on orders over $150 with code Bonus150
Super Undies trainers and Swimmis on clearance
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Cotton Booty Box
Get a mystery package of cloth diapers and accessories each month for just $24.99 – shipping is FREE
Click here to get $5 back on your first order!
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Cozy Bums (Canada)
Get 10% off bumGenius, Flip and Econobum until April 26
Get 20% off GroVia diapers until April 27
Bummis Super Brite covers on clearance for $11
Thirsties Duo Diapers on clearance for $14.80
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Diaper Safari:

Get 10% off everything for Earth Day! (excluding BG, Flip, Sloomb and Econobum)
Diaper Safari one-size covers are Buy 2 Get 1 FREE!
Diaper Safari one-size pockets are Buy 2 Get 1 FREE!
Planet Wise snack bags 50% off
Select Beco carriers are 35% off
Get 10% off Boba 3G carriers
GroVia newborn AIO 30% off
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Dearest Diapers:
Use code EARTHDAY to get 5% off your order
All GroVia products are 20% off until April 27
AppleCheeks are 10% off for a limited time
5% off orders of $20  or more with code MILITARY
5% off orders of $20 or more with code DSMAMAS (from the Diaper Swappers online forum)
Refer a friend and get $7 store credit

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Diaper Junction:
FREE bumGenius detergent sample with a $20 purchase using code GETBG20
FREE Country Save detergent sample with a $20 purchase using code FREECS
FREE Water Testing Strip with a $20 purchase using code 20TEST
FREE RLR Laundry Treatment with a $39 purchase using code FREERLR
FREE CJ’s Butter sample with a $39 purchase using code BUTTER
FREE 12-pack of Diaper Rite cotton doublers with an $89 purchase using code 89DBL
FREE Diaper Junction OS diaper with an $89 purchase using code FREE89
Free shipping on orders of $49 or more

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Diva Diapers:
Newsletter subscribers receive exclusive coupon codes (10% off plus free shipping)
Earth Day FLASH sale: get 20% off everything April 22 only using the code “savetheplanet”
All Wolbybug covers, Imse Vimse swim diapers, Super Undies and select Thirsties on sale – use your Earth Day code for MORE savings
Every Monday is Mama Monday, one lucky customer who places an order receives $25 Paypal cash!
Every Tuesday is Two-For–Tuesday: one lucky customer will receive TWO of one of their items!
Every Wednesday is Wacky Wednesday: one item on the website will be 15% off
Every Thursday is Thankful Thursday: one random Facebook fan will be chosen to receive a $10 store credit
Every Friday is Freebie Friday: one lucky customer has an item in her shopping cart refunded
Free shipping on all orders over $50; flat rate of $5 for orders under $50

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Ella Bella Bum
Premium embellished pocket diapers
FREE shipping on orders over $75
Just visit the website for an exclusive coupon code for 15% off your purchase!
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Green Baby Goods:

GOING OUT OF BUSINESS SALE – 20% to 50%  off everything
Discounted diaper covers for less than $10
Check out the Used Fluff section for more great bargains!
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Green Team Distribution
April 22 and 23 ONLY: Take 15% off your entire order with code EARTHDAY. (Excludes Balm Baby, Eco Sprout, Green Toys, Lunette brands)
Take 15% off your entire order and receive FREE USA [contiguous] shipping when you spend $350 or more with code EARTHDAYPLUS. (Excludes Balm Baby, Eco Sprout, Green Toys, Lunette brands)
Get 1 point for every dollar you spend and redeem for gift certificates!
*Free shipping on an order of $350 or more with code FREESHIP350 (USA shipping only)

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Happy Baby Company
Free shipping on orders over $35
Get 5% off an order of $50 or more with code HBCSPRING5
Check out the Daily Deal – bumGenius flannel wipes are 15% off Earth Day only
Get 10% off your order with code DS10 (from the Diaper Swappers online forum)

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Hipkiddo Cloth Diapers (Canada)

Get 10% off your first order with my exclusive code: ZephyrHill10
Wet bags are just $7.00 (love these!!)
Free shipping on orders over $149

Imagine Baby Products and Cloth Diapers

For a limited time, all Imagine products (pockets, AIO, flats, prefolds, covers and more!) are up to 38% off
New prints and colors have just arrived!
Pull-up, side snapping training pants are on sale
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Irresistibly Green

FREE shipping on orders over $20
Purchase any product from the SALE section and receive a FREE insert
Bamboo folding inserts just $3.75
Knickernappies hemp inserts on clearance for less than $5
Happy Heinys covers discounted to $11.95
Select Kawaii diapers under $10
Check out the Bargain Bin for diapers under $15
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Itsy Bitsy Bums
Changing Diapers book is just $5!
Bummis Super Lite Wraps discounted to $7.96
Wool wash bars discounted to $5.63
Pre-loved diapers just re-stocked – get a great deal!
Bottombumpers on sale
FREE shipping on orders over $35

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Jack be Natural
Visit the website for an instant 5% off coupon code!
Discontinued amber jewelry on sale
April deal – buy ANY 6 items in the store and get 1 item of your choice FREE (equal or lesser value) – note your free item at checkout
Check out the Cloth Diapers for $10 and under section
Always get FREE shipping, 7% rewards and free goodies with every order (samples, reusable bag, etc.)

The Joyful Giraffe:
FREE shipping on orders over $49
FREE pair of Imagine leggings with any Imagine purchase over $50
Sweet Bobbins nursing covers and un-paper towels discounted
Check out the diaper deals $10 and under
Every order receives a FREE sample
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Kelly’s Closet:
Get 10% off bumGenius, Econobum and Flip products with code DIAPERWEEK
Get 20% off GroVia products until April 27
Sign up for the newsletter and receive 10% off your purchase

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Kissed by the Moon:

Spend $30 and get a FREE item worth at least 10% off your order total
Get 10% off bumGenius, Econobum and Flip products
Get 20% off GroVia products until April 27
Get 15% off AppleCheeks products
Get 15% off Tea Collection clothing for children
5% off $25+ for military families with code: MILITARY
5% off $25+ for Diaper Swappers mamas with code: DSMAMA
$5 off a $45 purchase with code: WELCOME (This is a one-time use)
Free shipping on orders over $49

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Lil Tulip’s
Get 10% off bumGenius and Flip products, no code needed
Select AppleCheeks products are 15% off, no code needed
Free shipping on orders over $45

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Little for Now
FREE gift with all orders over $75 that are placed today April 22
bumGenius, Flip and Econobum are 10% off
GroVia diapers are 20% off
AppleCheeks diapers are 15% off
Thirsties Duo Diapers discounted to $15.99
Swaddlebees Mini Nappi discounted to $14.99
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Lil Helper Diapers (Canada)
Save 15% on the Lil Helper starter diaper kit
NEW customers: try a Lil Helper diaper for 30% off plus get FREE shipping! Write “no code necessary” at checkout
Now in stock – Lil Helper Lite diaper packages for $49 – includes 3 covers, 2 flats and 4 inserts!
Free shipping on all orders over $79

Little Spruce Organics:
Use code SPRINGSALE to get 20% of until Aprl 23
Overs over $100 ship free always
Save 15% always with my exclusive Zephyr Hill Blog coupon code ZH15
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Mom’s Milk Boutique:

Spend  $40 or more and get a free CJ’s Small Stick with code CYBERCJ
bumGenius, Flip and Econobum products are 10% off
GroVia wet bags on sale for just $4.50!
Blueberry diapers are all on sale
FREE shipping on orders over $25

Click the store button to start shopping.


My Sweet Pickles
April 23 – DOUBLE rewards points on all orders
Spend $100 and get a FREE gift certificate worth $10, no code needed
GroVia diapers are 20% off until April 27
bumGenius, Flip and Econobum are 10% off until April 26
Get 5% off a purchase of $45 or more with code NEWCUSTOMER
Get 5% off a purchase of $20 or more with code MILITARY5
EcoSprout detergent on sale for $12.56
Get 30% off GroVia newborn diapers
Free shipping on orders over $49
Click store button to get started!

 Nicki’s Diapers

Every order, no minimum, gets a FREE reusable snack bag for Earth Day!
Nicki’s flat diapers (cotton and bamboo) are 10% off
Get up to 40% off select toys and Ergo carriers
FREE shipping on diaper covers and pockets and Planet Wise and Imagine products
Visit the Closeout section for 30 to 50% off
Click on the store button to get started!

Over the Moon Diapers

Get FREE shipping with orders over $60
Kawaii bamboo inserts and Planet Wise snack bags on final clearance
Newborn diaper rentals: get up to $130 of your deposit completely refunded
Check the great Customer Referral and Customer Rewards programs – you can earn gift codes!

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Pretty Mommies
Use coupon happyny2014 to receive 20% off your purchase
For every dollar you spend, earn 1 reward point
Refer a friend and receive more points!

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Smart Snugs Diapers
Get 2 FREE diapers with the purchase of any 6-pack bundle!
FREE shipping on all U .S. orders

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Squishy Tushy
Free shipping over $45
AppleCheeks on sale for 15% off
BumGenius and Flips on sale for 10% off
FREE reusable tote with a $75+ purchase
FREE wipes and reusable tote with a $150+ purchase
FREE small wet bag, wipes and reusable tote with a $250+ purchase
FREE Aden + Anais blanket, small wet bag, wipes and reusable tote with a $350+ purchase
More discounts on gently used cloth diapers
Exclusive blog discount gets you 5% off everyday – zhblog

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Sweetbottoms Baby Boutique
FREE shipping on all orders
Get 10% off all orders with code EARTHY on April 22 only
bumGenius, Flip and Econobum on sale for 10% off until April 26
GroVia Diapers on sale for 20% off until April 27
FREE GroVia wet bag with a $45+ purchase – write wet bag at checkout
FREE Amber baby bracelet with a $60+ purchase – write amber at checkout
FREE bumGenius Freetime with a $99+ purchase – write Freetime at checkout
FREE Planet Wise wet/dry bag with a $135 plus purchase using code WETDRY

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Thanks Mama Cloth Diapers
*New* Get free shipping on ALL orders
Imse Vimese covers on clearance for $9.95
Get a FREE diaper cover with the purchase of a Kissaluvs fitted or contour diaper package
Get FREE hemp inserts with any purchase of a Fuzzibunz diaper package
Get a FREE Rumparooz aplix diaper with the purchase of 4
bumGenius 4.0 pockets are 3 for $45
Changing Diapers book now just $5.99
Get 30% off discontinued Fuzzibunz, while supplies last

Click store button to start shopping!


TushMate Cloth Diapers
Starter kit is just $25.78 and includes a one-size cover, a stay-dry liner and TWO cotton/hemp inserts!
Flats & Handwashing Challenge SALE: Get 20% off all covers and FREE shipping, through the end of May. Use code GOFLATS2014
Free shipping on orders over $25

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Up on the Hill Diapers
Tea Collection clothing sale!
BabyKicks hemp prefolds just $4.25
Joey Bunz inserts just $5
Click the store button to start shopping!



NOTE: If you are placing an order from Canada with a merchant offering “free shipping,” it wouldn’t hurt to check first. Sometimes free shipping applies only to the continental U.S. Thank you for supporting my sponsors and affiliates! If you’ve got some coupon codes and sales to share, or find an error/omission here, please leave a comment below.


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Newborn Cloth Diapers: Win a $125 Prize Package!

Fluff Your Newborn Cloth Diaper Giveaway

Enter to win $125+ of cloth diaper prizes!

The Fluff Your Newborn Cloth Diaper Giveaway Event is sponsored by Cloth Reviews, a fantastic source of consumer and blogger-submitted cloth diaper reviews. Enter below to win some adorable prizes for your little one! This event runs April 19 – May 31, 2014. ONE WINNER will receive a huge newborn cloth diaper prize pack which includes:


2-Pack Lil Joey Newborn AIO Cloth Diapers

GroVia Newborn AIO Cloth Diaper

SoftBums Echo AI2 Cloth Diaper

3 SoftBums DryTouch Mini Pods

AppleCheeks AI2 Pocket Cloth Diaper (Size 1)

Kissaluvs Cotton Fleece Fitted (Size 0)

Thirsties Diaper Cover (Size XS)

BumGenius Newborn AIO Cloth Diaper


Winner will have her choice of (available) colors and prints! This giveaway prize can be shipped to USA residents only. Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter. The more entries you submit, the better odds you have of winning!








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Little Pim French Language DVD’s Review & Giveaway

Bonjour! I’m hearing (and speaking) a lot of French these days since Joseph and Catherine have a language tutor this year. My friends at Little Pim asked if we’d like to review their French series and sent us a complimentary 3-DVD set of Fun with Languages, plus a plush Little Pim toy:

This set includes:

Disc 1: Eating and Drinking
Disc 2: Wake up Smiling
Disc 3: Playtime

Each video contains 7 episodes which run about 5 minutes each, so little children can get the lessons in small bites. Although geared towards ages 0 to 6, I’ve found that my children up to 5th grade enjoy and appreciate Little Pim.

As with other Little Pim videos we’ve viewed in the past, the French series is easy to understand with very precise and clear pronunciation. I know this because my children have been learning French from a tutor this year; she lived in French for years and is proficient in the language, and by listening in on the lessons I can assure you that the quality of Little Pim French is definitely up to par.

The bright, clear animation and endearing Little Pim make for a pleasant and engaging experience for young children. There’s no loud music, jarring images or crass humor like you find in a lot of modern cartoons. I like that there’s a good amount of repetition, but it’s not overdone. I even got a little vocabulary refresher myself; the last exposure I had to French was the first year of college. Another plus is that the videos reinforce every day concepts like playing, having meals and living in a family. These also happen to be the things that they are learning right now from their teacher.

The children like it a lot. It has helped to reinforce their French lessons in a fun and relaxed way, and they’ve already re-watched it several times (which is an obvious vote of approval around here). Their only concern was that Little Pim appears alone in this series without his friends the elephant and cat. They wished that ALL the characters had been featured in this series.

Follow Little Pim on Facebook for news and special offers, plus see demos and free lessons through their  You Tube channel. Get FREE shipping every day on orders over $20 at the online store! You can also purchase any of the Little Pim language lessons via digital download for a reduced price. Right now you can get 25% off with code SPRING25 until April 20th.

Guess what? Little Pim is giving away a set of 3 DVD’s in the language of your choice: choose from over 10 different languages, including French, Spanish, Russian, Italian, German and Chinese!










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Win 20 Pocket Diapers Plus More in the Spring Cloth Giveaway!

2nd Annual Great Spring Cloth Giveaway

Over $400 in Prizes!

From April 14 – May 5th you can enter to win an amazing cloth diaper prize pack with everything you need to start cloth diapering or just expand your stash. The winner’s package will include:

  • 20 Pocket-Style Cloth Diapers (that’s right – twenty of them!!)
  • Wipes Cubes and Goodmama Cloth Wipes
  • Amber teething necklace and anklet set
  • Bumble Multi-Use Zip-Up Bag
  • And….and a few other surprise cloth diapering goodies

Thanks to the amazing businesses and bloggers who are are helping out by sponsoring and promoting this event! They are: Thinking Outside The Sandbox: Family, Flip Size Canada and From The Stash, and on the blogging side:  A Mother’s Design, The Inquisitive Mom, Creative Kids, Surviving Chaos, Your Modern Family, Zephyr Hill, Cloth Diaper Contests, The Anti June Cleaver, More Than A Mom of Three, The Parenting Patch, Jen’s Butterfly Bowtique, Thinking About Cloth Diapers, Livin’ La Vida Eco and Housewife Mama.

How do you enter? 
Use the Gleam entry form below. If you have any questions about the entry form, or encounter any issues, please contact Thinking Outside The Sandbox: Family.

Good luck to you all!

The Great Spring Cloth giveaway is open to both USA and Canada. It ends May 5th at midnight.


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Nuby’s Twisty Bugz Teether Review & Giveaway

Nuby recently sent 14-month-old Erik a complimentary Twisty Bugz teether to play with. Like other Nuby teethers we own, there are multiple features built in to this small toy to help keep toddlers entertained for longer periods of time. Knotted cord feelers, nubby wings and soft petals all provide lots of tactile stimulation, plus twisting and turning the bugs makes a nice clicking sound. Shaking the toy makes it rattle!

The Twisty Bugz teether is about 6 inches across and a good size for small hands to grab onto and hold. It’s designed for ages 3 months and up and is BPA-free.

Erik’s favorite thing to do with this teether (besides chew on it and throw it!) is to pull the little antennae. Like many toddlers, he gets fascinated by tiny little details like that. Our Twisty Bugz teether has withstood over a month’s vigorous play and still looks and functions great, so I’m pleased (once again) with the durability of the toys we get from Nuby.

Would your child like to try a toy like this? You’re in luck! Nuby is giving away a Twisty Bugz teether to a Zephyr Hill reader. Enter to win below! Giveaway is open to the U.S. only.

And here’s how to connect with our friends at Nuby:


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Flip Diaper Cover Giveaway for Spring!


‘This giveaway contains affiliate links.

It may not feel like spring yet where you live, but let’s welcome it anyway, because very soon the Earth will be filled with the vibrant colors of birds and buds and blossoms.

Today’s giveaway is for the ever-popular one size Flip diaper cover in your choice of color: Hummingbird (a bold aqua), Sassy (deep orange) or Dazzle (a delicious purple)!

A really great place to find diaper covers is Diaper Safari; they carry the most popular and highly rated brands, plus shipping is always free. You can get some extra entries in today’s giveaway by letting me know if you see YOUR favorite brand there.

Good luck!










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Cuckoo for Cloth Diapers! FREE Blogger Giveaway Hop

To save the event image, right click and choose “Save As” to add it to your computer.
Then post to your blog.

Looking for a fun cloth diaper giveaway hop to participate in? Would you like more fans and followers on social media, as well as increased site traffic from cloth diaper-minded mamas? Join the Cuckoo for Cloth event hosted by the Zephyr Hill blog and Irresistibly Green; it’s a brand new hop in its first year and super easy to be a part of!

Who can sign up? Anyone who has a blog, including cloth diaper retailers and WAHM’s

When is the event? The hop runs from June 7 to June 17. Sign-ups are open until May 30.

What do I need? You’ll need to offer a cloth diaper themed prize valued at $15 or more on your blog.

Does it cost anything? This a free event!

Do I have to post anything? Only your giveaway post on June 7th is required. We’ll email you the HTML code for that at the end of May.

How can I help? You can post this same announcement on your blog (click here to copy and paste the HTML), share on your social media, or add the event graphic (above) to your sidebar.

Quick summary: 

  • Nail down a prize worth $15 or more to be given away on your blog.
  • Add your blog information to the LINKY below.
  • Email if you have any questions.
  • Share this event on your social media, if you have a moment. The official event hashtag is #cuckoo4cloth. You can also use the generic #clothgiveaway hashtag in your promotion.

Click below to instantly and easily share this event on Twitter!
Tweet: FREE cloth diaper blogger op: sign-ups for the Cuckoo for Cloth giveaway hop now open! #cuckoo4cloth #clothdiapers

If you are a cloth diaper RETAILER or WAHM, and would like to sponsor a prize, please send a message. We can add your item(s) to the fantastic grand prize package (giveaway to be hosted at Zephyr Hill and the Irresistibly Green blog) OR connect you with an enthusiastic cloth diapering blogger that can help promote your store!

Thanks for being a part of the first annual Cuckoo for Cloth event!!




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Cloth Diaper Prize Package Giveaway from Up on the Hill

Up on the Hill has reached 5,000 Facebook fans and that’s something to celebrate, so they are offering a cloth diaper giveaway for their followers!

The prize package includes:

This giveaway will run from April 2nd to April 4th, so be sure to get your daily entries in quickly. During the promotion, Up on the Hill cloth diaper shop is also offering:

  • DOUBLE rewards points on every order!
  • TRIPLE rewards points on orders which end in the number 5
  • A 5% discount plus FREE shipping with code GIVE5000 (certain brand restrictions apply) – start shopping now to take advantage of the big sale!
This is the perfect time to place a cloth diaper order if you’ve been saving up for a purchase. The giveaway form is below. Good luck to you all!






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Easter Giveaway from Feltman Brothers Baby Clothing: Win $100!

In honor of Easter, which is just a few weeks away, Feltman Brothers is having another giveaway! You can enter for a chance to win $100.00 plus get a beautiful plush Feltman Brothers toy, and a Feltman Brothers accessory! Just use the entry form below to get started.

You can read more about Feltman Brothers heirloom-quality baby and toddler clothing, and see some photos of these beautiful outfits on my children, in my review post.








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