Fluffin’ Awesome Baby Shower Roundup

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Thank you so much for joining us this week (or for finding us at a later date) for a fun filled week of Fluffin' Awesome Baby Shower decor, gifts and games!  The six of us have spent over 3 months planning this event and I'm just amazed at all the adorable center pieces, cloth diaper cakes, diaper cupcakes, and hilarious games that we have compiled!  We encourage you to take these ideas, make them your own, or give them as gifts.  We thank you in advance for sharing our ideas with your friends via Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, etc.  If you missed any of the posts this week, here is a summary of some of my personal favorites.  If you click on any of the photos in the slideshow it will take you to the blog post with directions on how to create your own! [tribulant_slideshow gallery_id="2"] Most of the products featured in these decorations and tutorials were inspired by the sponsors of this event.  Without their help, these projects would not have been possible.  Please thank them ... [ Read More ]

Top Baby Shower Gift Ideas for Eco-Friendly Parents

Top Eco-Friendly Baby Shower Gifts

As we wind down the Fluffin' Awesome Baby Shower event I wanted to take a minute and share with you some of my favorite eco-friendly baby shower gift ideas from our sponsors.  Flip through the slideshow below; each one is clickable and will take you to a store where you can find them (affiliate links have been used for some products). [tribulant_slideshow gallery_id="1"] Don’t forget to enter the Fluffin’ Awesome Baby Shower Giveaway, August 4-8th (2014) with over $2000 worth of cloth diaper prizes.  About the Fluffin’ Awesome prizes!  There is over $2,000 worth of prizes and over 60+ winners!!  That’s right, 60 lucky readers will win one of these great prize packages.  Prizes include: a SoftBums Summer Splash Bundle, Smart Bottoms Prize Pack, Spray Pal, Lillebaby Complete Organic baby carrier (from Green Child Magazine), $50 Gift Certificate to Kelly’s Closet,  Project Pomona cloth diaper jeans,Tiny Tush diapers, Healing Hazel necklaces, Earth Mama Angel ... [ Read More ]

Dinosaur Rawr Baby Shower Food Ideas

Baby Shower Food Ideas

A good party is never complete without a few yummy treats!  For my dinosaur themed baby shower, I kept snacks simple and (mostly) healthy. Dino-Treats For the herbivore, serve up some raw fruits and vegetables and dip.  Raw carrots and broccoli make a fun display; pair with a simple ranch dressing for your guests to nibble on.  Blueberries and grapes can act as "dino eggs" and are a no-mess treat for all ages.  For something a little sweeter, different candy may also look like "dino eggs;" such as lemonheads or jellybeans. I used a giant clothespin from Michael's to hold the "Dino-Treats" sign.  You can download and print these dinosaur eggs (PDF format). I kept things really simple for this shower but here are some other ideas I found while searching through blogs and on Pinterest. From the Cloth Diaper Geek - Cloth Diaper Crescent Rolls I've created a Dinosaur Rawr Pinterest Board that includes some more fun food ideas.  Click over to Pinterest for more fun ... [ Read More ]

Angelic Baby Shower Gifts for Mom & Baby

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Ask my friends, I don't do traditional baby shower gifts.  I rarely even look at someone's baby registry because I know exactly the types of items that the new mom will swoon over. Even if they are not planning on using cloth diapers, I usually give them just a little touch of cloth in their gift.  I always give them a copy of Changing Diapers book by Kelly Wels and I usually highlight a few of my favorite sections.  With the book I usually try to give them just one cloth diaper so they can touch it, feel it, and maybe even use it for one of their new baby photos (because they are just so much cuter in pictures than disposables).  Yes, I have friends who have never used their cloth diaper, but I hope that it will find it's way to a mom who will show it some love. Next up, I like to shower the new mom with some angelic gifts from Earth Mama Angel Baby.  Most people forget to give the mom things that are just for her and her changing body.  Regardless of if the mom is having a ... [ Read More ]

Dinosaur Rawr Baby Shower Decoration Ideas #FluffinAwesome

Baby Shower Food Ideas

Decorating for a baby shower can be one of the most fun (and sometimes stressful) parts of planning a baby shower.  Here is a roundup of fun ideas for a Dinosaur themed cloth diaper baby shower. Click back to yesterdays post for directions on how to build the cloth diaper cake pictured above. Use some of the smaller baby gifts for decorations!  Balm Baby Diaper Balm and Molly's Suds were used to help decorate the cloth diaper cake.  You could also hang baby clothes from the clothesline on the wall. Include your food in the decorating.  Blueberries, candy, and carrots were all included in this theme.  The giant clothespin (found at Michael's) can be used many different ways.  We used it to label the Dino-Treats for the guests. Larger clothespins (also found at Micheal's) were used for the wall decorations and hold a few cloth diapers, along with a ribbon streamer decorated with baby dinosaur eggs.  Each dinosaur egg has a sweet saying such as baby boy, ... [ Read More ]

Fluffin’ Awesome Cloth Diaper Baby Shower Giveaway #FluffinAwesome

Fluffin' Awesome Baby Shower Sponsors

Thank you for joining us for the Fluffin' Awesome Cloth Diaper Baby Shower event!  There will be some fun baby shower ideas and tutorials posted all week here on The Eco Chic blog; as well as Dirty Diaper Laundry, The Eco-Friendly Family, The Cloth Diaper Report, Change-Diapers, and Cloth Diaper Geek.  Before we start sharing some of the fun baby shower posts, we wanted to take a minute and thank all of the Fluffin' Awesome sponsors who have donated prizes to this giveaway.  Scroll down for your chance to enter this giveaway; August 4-8th only! About the Fluffin' Awesome prizes!  There is over $2,000 worth of prizes and over 60+ winners!!  That's right, 60 lucky readers will win one of these great prize packages.  Prizes include: a SoftBums Summer Splash Bundle, Smart Bottoms Prize Pack, Spray Pal, Lillebaby Complete Organic baby carrier (from Green Child Magazine), $50 Gift Certificate to Kelly's Closet,  Project Pomona cloth diaper jeans, Tiny Tush diapers, Healing Hazel ... [ Read More ]

A Cloth Diaper Baby Shower Gift for Under $30

Cloth Diaper Baby Shower Gift for Under $30 @TheEcoChic

Do you know someone who is having a baby?  Would you love to introduce them to cloth diapering without being too pushy?  My "go-to" baby shower gift these days is very simple and costs less than $30 (unlike my elaborate cloth diaper baby gift basket that was almost $300). Contents:  One bumGenius 4.0 one-size cloth diaper PLUS one copy of Changing Diapers, the Hip Moms Guide to Modern Cloth Diapers. Price: $17.97 for the bumGenius diaper (less if it's on sale) and $7.98 for the book.  Grand total: $25.95 I keep a few of these books on hand to give as gifts to all my pregnant friends.  By adding one simple cloth diaper it allows them to touch and feel my favorite diaper before they decide if cloth diapering is for them. Would you have loved a simple gift like this?  Did you get any cloth diapers as gifts when you were pregnant?  Leave a comment below and tell me all about it. ... [ Read More ]

How to Make a Cloth Diaper Baby Gift Basket

How to Make a Cloth Diaper Baby Gift Basket

My husband was invited to a baby shower for a coworker and friend of his and asked if I would make him a baby gift basket...with cloth diapers!  Of course I jumped on the opportunity to create a beautiful gift for a new mom-to-be.  Her and her husband both got the "Are you doing cloth?" talk from my husband and decided they would give it a try. What to shop for?  We wanted the gift basket to be fun and have some other items besides cloth diapers so I raided my closet of all the eco-friendly goodies that I've accumulated from trade shows, conferences, and even my EcoCentric Mom subscription boxes.  I will say, one of the perks of being a blogger is that I can usually find a few things to give as gifts.  My husband went to Target and picked up a huge pink bucket (we have one we use in our daughters room just like this for stuffed animal storage) and a few small items from the mom's baby registry.  Then I ordered a few of my favorite cloth diapers from Kelly's Closet (and pulled a few ... [ Read More ]

You are Cordially Invited to #MyGreenBaby Shower Event!

MyGreenBaby Shower Event

Spring is coming soon and there are lots of new babies being born.  It's time to shower both mom (and/or dad) and baby with eco-friendly love and support.  Let us help guide you through some simple steps you can take to provide your family with only the best and safest products.  We'll cover all aspects of pregnancy, child-birth, and parenting including breastfeeding, cloth diapering, safe skin care, and eco-friendly gift ideas. When: Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 Time: 9-10pm ET Hashtag: #MyGreenBaby Host: @TheEcoChic and Co-Host:@EFFBlog Sponsors: @DolphinOrganics, @ModMommaInc, @YoBlocks, @CottonBabies, @GreenTeamDist, and @HappySuperFoods Want to receive updates when new sponsors are added?  Want a reminder before the party starts so you don’t forget? Join this event on Facebook and be in-the-know! https://www.facebook.com/events/149889995170976/ New to Twitter parties? Try out these great guides on how to join the fun using TweetGrid or TweetChat! Prizes: We are ... [ Read More ]

#MyGreenBaby – Meet the Sponsors

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Meet the Sponsors!  Are you coming to Tuesday nights #MyGreenBaby shower on Twitter?  We are blessed with some amazing sponsors and I wanted to take a few moments to tell you a little bit about each one. itti bitti is an Australian line of cloth diapers that made it's way to the US about 2 years ago.  itti bitti was designed by the talented Sue McLachlan and feature the super luxurious and soft minkee exterior.  The absorbent material is a natural bamboo blend that provides a super trim fit on your baby.  Find itti bitti diapers in the US at Kelly's Closet and many other retailers. Thirsties is a cloth diaper brand from Loveland, Colorado.  This family run business is quickly becoming a favorite of cloth diapering parents with dual sized diaper covers, pocket diapers, all-in-one diapers, and accessories.  Thirties are both environmentally friendly and economically friendly.  You can find Thirsties at your favorite cloth diaper retailer. SoftBums is another cloth diaper brand ... [ Read More ]