Friday, July 23, 2010

An Eco-Friendly Review & Giveaway!

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Mason's Eco Mom is an awesome shop on Etsy which features all sorts of fun hand-crafted, eco-friendly items for momma and baby like cup cozys, bibs, cloth nursing pads, and cloth wipes.  Her prices are very reasonable and her items are very cute! 

Note: If you have yet to check out Etsy, get thee to the site right now!  It's a wonderful online community of unique, imaginative, quality, handcrafted items.  I can spend hours on there just "window shopping" and exploring all the fun things people have listed.

Mason's Eco Mom provided me the opportunity to review a set of her cloth wipes.



And I have to say, I LOVE these!  As y'all know we cloth diaper.  We have been using disposable wipes that were left over from the first few weeks of Jack's life when we were still using sposie diapers and the most annoying thing about disposable wipes is you have to separate them from the cloth diaper.  The used diaper has to go into the diaper pail and the wipe has to be thrown into the trash generating waste and something else to deal with.  But with cloth wipes, you can throw them right into the diaper pail along with the diapers and throw them right in with the laundry on wash day!  How cool is that?  One less thing to worry about.

The other really great thing about these cloth wipes is they have 2 textures.

 
One side is a nice soft, thick flannel and the other is birdseye, which has a texture to it.  The great thing about the birdseye is that it has just enough texture to help with wiping the ucky messes, but it's still soft enough to be gentle on baby's delicate bum.  Because you can utilize both sides of this single cloth you really only need one per diaper change unless of course there is an extreme situation, which does happen. 

I've been using a homemade wipe solution that I made by mixing a squirt of Dr. Bronner's with water in a squirt bottle.  It sits at room temperature so when it's time for a change I just squirt it directly on the wipe and we're ready to go.  I tend to squirt the soluntion on the textured side of the wipe, use, and then fold the wipe to the still dry flannel side to make sure everything is fully clean and dry.  This has worked very well for us and 1 wipe per change (even with dirty diapers!) vs. the 3-4 we usually need with disposable wipes is so nice! 

Overall, these are a great wipe and I've loved using them!  I would fully recommend them to any cloth diapering family, but even if you use sposies they would be good to use because they're so much nicer on baby's delicate skin and you're in control of what's going on their bum instead of using chemical-laden wipes.

Mason's Eco Mom has graciously provided to one lucky reader the chance to win one of her other fabulous products:



A set of 3 reuseable cloth nursing pads! 

Now, admittedly, I don't know a whole lot about nursing pads as I never had a need for them with my lack of milk and all, but if I had to deal with an extra layer of fabric in my bra I would want it to be these! 



First, the prints are too cute.  You don't get that with the disposable kind.  And second, they are SO soft!  Each pad is made with 3 layers of white flannel (soft and absorbant!) and 1 outer layer of beautiful cotton.  Seems to me that using these would improve the whole leaking milk situation : )

To buy any of the products discussed and more visit Mason's Eco Mom's Etsy shop.

To win it:

You have several chances to win please read carefully and leave a separate comment for each entry you have completed!

Mandatory Entry: 

Follow me publicly with Google Friend Connect (button located on sidebar to the right).


Additional Entries:

- Visit Mason's Eco Mom and tell us what other product you would like to try other than the nursing pads OR what product you would like to see her carry.

- Vote for me on Top Mommy Blogs.  This can be done once per day.  Remember to leave a separate comment for every entry.  (Button located on sidebar to the right)

- Follow me on Twitter and tweet the following: "Win an Eco-Friendly #giveaway from @Stefibeth.  Sponsored by Mason'sEcoMom!  http://snipurl.com/zs9xr ".  This can be done once per day.  Remember to leave a separate comment for every entry.

- Grab my button and put it on your blog or website.  Leave me the link to where it is located in your comment.

- If you use cloth wipes, share what you use for wipe solution.  If you do not use cloth wipes, tell us something you have done recently to become more eco-friendly.

Giveaway will close Thursday, July 29th at 12pm EST and a winner will be chosen via Random.org.  Thanks for participating!

16 comments:

  1. Im a gfc follower

    coreybelle86 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  2. I would like to see more people who sell nursing tops for a reasonable price... especially handmade ;)

    coreybelle86 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  3. I am a new follower!

    abbyandygaige (at) gmail (dot) com

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  4. I would love to try their cloth wipes. We use mostly cloth wipes here and if is always fun to try new ones!

    abbyandygaige (at) gmail (dot) com

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  5. I do use cloth wipes. I usually just wet them down with wet water and it seems to do the trick just fine. I also have some sprays that I have been using when I remember-Lovey's Tushi Wash and Homestead Company Wipe Companion. They both work well and she likes being sprayed on the bottom!

    abbyandygaige (at) gmail (dot) com

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  6. Great blog and love your blog name....glad that I stopped by....

    Have a few hours to blog hop....Love nights like this.......Hope you will stop by....new giveaway on my holiday blog...A BOOK EXTRAVAGANZA!

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  7. I follow you via Google Friend connect! Made my way here from the Sunday Stroll over at 3AM Cloth Diapers with No Pins!

    ecofriendlyandfrugal(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. I love the Eco Friendly Cup Cozys! My favorite fabric choice is the pink floral paisely one.

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  9. I voted for you on Top Mommy Blogs!

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  10. Well I use cloth wipes but for Family Cloth, not cloth diapering (no kids... yet!). No solution needed for that, but when I do use them for CDing I plan on using an essential oils solution. It's basically water with some essential oils in a spray bottle.

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  11. I follow you on Twitter as EFandFrugal and Tweet: http://twitter.com/EFandFrugal/status/19528516139

    ecofriendlyandfrugal(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. I GFC you! I have a Feb '10 baby too :) happyheaths at gmail dot com

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  13. I would like to try her bibs.

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  14. I use cloth wipes, but not solution. I just use warm water.

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