Friday, May 29, 2009

Knickernappies OneSize on the way!

My Knickernappies OneSize diapers just shipped!

They will be here on Monday or Tuesday.

Preorders will be shipped the same day the diapers arrive!

I'm closing at 11:59pm on May 31 to prepare for our move ~ order by then to get your hands on this awesome new one size diaper!

This is Allie in her tester diaper ~ 28 months, 25lbs on the medium rise setting, middle lower (thigh) snap and second to tightest top (waist) snap.

We LOVE this diaper!

Knickernappies OneSize has some great features you are sure to love ~

  • Four size adjustments to fit your baby best -- Small, Medium Short, Medium, and Large
  • Tested to fit babies from about 8 lbs to 40 lbs
  • Two inserts with every diaper, sizes small & large, and our inserts are Made in the USA!
  • Choose between two top-rated LoopyDo inserts or two microfiber inserts.
  • A scooped tummy panel & topstitching for best fit under chubby baby bellies
  • Elastic on both sides of the pocket opening to hold the insert in place
  • Very gentle Lastin elastic in the leg and waist - no red marks!
  • Lastin elastic is long lasting and can't "go out" like regular elastic
  • Two Year Guarantee on elastic and snaps.

Also introducing a new color for Knickernappies: Chocolate!
A fabulous new color perfect for boys or girls.

Diaper with 2 LoopyDos MSRP: $24.95
Diaper with 2 Microfiber Inserts MSRP: $18.95

All Knickernappies OneSize Preorders will entered to win a free Wet Happened Wet Bag!

Receive one entry per diaper ordered. One winner will be selected at random.

All preorders will ship on Monday or Tuesday.

Preorder now at Two Little Whales!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Coming Soon: Bottombumpers Hook & Loop Diaper

Expect to see this new diaper when I re-open late June or July 1.

Bottombumpers are an awesome Made in the USA diaper!

I'm looking forward to offering the new Hook & Loop Diaper to you!

Please join my mailing list to stay up to date on my grand re-opening and when this diaper will be available to order!

Retail Price for this diaper with all organic materials on your baby's skin is only $16.95!'

Available in 8 great colors! Check them out here!

Knickernappies OneSize Preorders!

You can now preorder this awesome new diaper at Two Little Whales!

My order should be here by the middle of next week and the preorders will go out the same day the package arrives!

Knickernappies OneSize Side-Snapping Diaper

Monday, May 25, 2009

Going HE!

Our very first washing machine is on the fritz and would cost over $300 to repair!

We went out this morning to take advantage of the Memorial Day sales & special military discounts.

After much debate we ended up getting a front loader. If you are looking for new appliances in Columbus, GA I recommend Lowe's. After shopping around I found that some of the other nearby stores ahem where 1) coming down on the price as we walked out - what is this a car dealership or flea market 2) didn't really know much beyond what we could read ourselves on the machines. The gentlemen at Lowe's was so helpful!

I have only used front loaders while visiting family so this is pretty new. Though after helping so many troubleshoot their own issues I should survive.

I have to run before Chris sees me blogging about the new machine while his hands prune up from wringing out the sopping wet laundry (that the washer just finished "spinning" out).

I'll update on the joy of cloth diapers in a front loader the next couple days!

Great Cloth Diaper Hunt Week 3 Giveaway

Two Little Whales Week 3 GCDH Giveaway Winner:

Congratulations to Pam H. in Maryland!

PRIZE: 2G Knickernappies Diaper and Loopy Do insert!

You choose the size and color from current inventory!

Want to be entered to win the last giveaway?

Details are here! No purchase required!

Friday, May 22, 2009

First Rocky Mountain Diaper PRINT!

Rocky Mountain Diapers are now available in a cute cow hide print and they are in stock at Two Little Whales! Choose from berry, lemon or lime super soft suedecloth inners!

These are 100% Poly Prints so unlike the cotton prints with hidden layers of PUL you have no worries of early wicking! Yay!

In addition to this great cow hide print, RMD are available in an array of color combos sure to please!

I love these Rocky Mountain Diapers, and have had nothing but great feedback from my customers!

FREE Insert!

As part of my moving sale I am offering one FREE Microfiber insert with each Rocky Mountain One Size Diaper purchase.

You can choose from Small/Medium or Medium/Large.

If you need two inserts you can choose from discounted insert options for the second one!

This offer will be honored while supplies last.

So far I have plenty!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Blog Link A Thon decided to host a Blog Link A Thon, which resulted in hundreds of blogs linking together!

Now you can find LOTS of great blogs with different themes and posts all on one list!

Happy Reading!

1. Lori@Not Always Charming

2. Fairy Blog Mother

3. Crazy Adventures in Parenting

4. Engineer a Debt Free Life

5. Sweet ‘n’ Sassy Girls

6. Good Golly Miss Blondie

7. SavvySuzie

8. For The Love of Baby!

9. Tammy@lovemy2dogs

10. Blessings Abound

11. Coupons, Deals and More

12. Hairstyles For Girls

13. Stacie @ The Divine Miss Mommy

14. A latte in the morning

15. KiddiesCorner Deals

16. 3 Kids and Us | Mom Blog

17. The Ohana Mama

18. Coupon Queens of Laurel Run

19. Today’s Journey

20. Eve @ Confessions of a Housewife

21. My Charmed Life

22. Laurie@DoubleBugs

23. Lisa @ Final Score boys3 girls2

24. New Sue Review

25. Suzanne Calling

26. Just For Me…and You

27. Time Slides By

28. Babes and Kids

29. Declutter a Little Each Day

30. Grocery Savings for Real Families

31. Life Starring Ellie and Eve

32. So Cute Crafts

33. Brea’s Mommy

34. Are Muffins Just Ugly Cupcakes

35. It’s A Beauty Filled Life

36. The crazy suburban mom

37. Donna’s World

38. Momma’s Gone Over the Wall

39. Mommy’s Quiet Time

40. Joyce (Saving My Cents)

41. My Trendy Tykes

42. The Not-So-Blog

43. Confessions From HouseholdSix

44. SiPPyCuPSand FiNGerPriNTS

45. Jennifer@CouponMommie

46. Shasta @ Crackers&Chaos

47. Giftfully Simple

48. Just For Fun

49. Digital Mommy

50. Me And Craig

51. Parenting Princesses

52. Shan@Last Shreds Of Sanity

53. Inside My Head

54. Petit

55. My Love Lucy

56. FreckleBox personalized gift

57. Baby Lulu Dress

58. Blog 4 Mom

59. 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires

60. Jolly Mom

61. My Life My Journey

62. Maman And Gourmand

63. Jess - Life @ 30

64. The POSHpreneur

65. A Blog of Goodies

66. Christy aka The Write Gal

67. LookWhatMomFound

68. Peanut Butter & Smelly’s Dad

69. Lucy

70. Angry Julie Monday

71. The Mogul Mom Blog

72. Angela

73. Deal-ectible Mommies

74. Christy’s Creations

75. Lisa

76. Courtney@Booksnboys

77. Wannabe Supermom

78. Thre Craft Momma

79. Internet Toddler

80. Jennifer@Life is a Sandcastle

81. Kristen of La Dolce Vita

82. Cranberry Fries

83. Toni @ The Mud Bug

84. The Mom Buzz

85. Tricia @Nightowl Mama

86. Frugal Mommy of 2 Girls

87. Mommy Cracked

88. EclecticBird

89. Mama Mentor

90. Moomettesgram’s Musings

91. Moomette’s Magnificents Reviews

92. Moomettesgram’s Favorite Recipes

93. Diaries of a Domestic Goddess

94. Go Graham Go!

95. NerdFamily Things

96. NerdFamily Blog

97. Making Money Keeping Money

98. NerdFamily Food

99. Flying Giggles & Lollipops

100. Gena @ Morris Bunch

101. Crystal @ Simply Being Mommy

102. A Kindred Spirit’s Thoughts

103. Two Of A Kind, Working On A Full House

104. D-Lo’s Lounge

105. Free Sample Freak

106. What Mommies Need

107. Mom of 2 Boys, Wife of 1

108. icefairy’s Treasure Chest

109. Cheaper Than Therapy

110. Therapeutic Reviews & Giveaways

111. Lily Bean Designs

112. Dirty Diaper Laundry

113. Dance Momma

114. JamericanSpice

115. Mombalance

116. A Pocket Full Of Buttons

117. Ordinary and Awesome

118. Reviews and Giveaways

119. Subjective Beauty

120. Tales From A Shopaholic Mommy

121. Mommiemayhem

122. IE Mommy

123. Nikki @ Blasian Baby Notes

124. Amber Woodward

125. Grammy Janet’s Place

126. Outnumbered 3 to 1

127. ShimmerMeBlue

128. Dev’s Favorite Giveaways

129. Joyful Money Saving

130. 1stopmom

131. A Modern Mama

132. PourSomeSugarOnMe

133. Fancast

134. Lollipop Baby

135. Lola & Ben

136. idoby2celebrants

137. Sue Jackson

138. Cackleberry Kids

139. Gifts By The Stars

140. Jemma

141. Handmade Kids

142. Ollie Rose

143. Babasfarmlife

144. Banquet Manager

145. Monkey’s Momma

146. This Mom Can Shop

147. EcoLabel Fundraising

148. Divine Chaos

149. baby kakes ink alphabet onesie

150. tee from recycle me

151. Elizabeth @ Suzy Q Homemaker

152. marla mandell bread (5/17)

153. ozone socks 5/15

154. Belly Bumps to Baby Hugs

155. Hip T

156. ThenComes Baby

157. Homemade Gourmet

158. Fresh Pure and Simple

159. MomDot Mom Blogs

160. MomDot Mom Reviews

161. Bloggers Give Charity

162. Organic Baby Resource

163. Potamus Prefers

164. The Army Wife

165. Through Hazel Eyes

166. Frugal Rhode Island Mama

167. Just Jingle

168. And Twins make 5!

169. Frugal Plus

170. Christie

171. What Happened To My House?

172. Miracles on Mama Street

173. Heck Of A Bunch

174. Blog Designs by Susan

175. mommy23monkeys

176. Hanna

177. Got Kids Need Valium

178. Womb At The INNSANE

179. Katie & Kimble Blog

180. Kim @ Adventures SAHM

181. The Frugalicious Mommy

182. Penny Pinching Diva

183. Another day. Another thought or two

184. Beauty4Moms

185. Nikki

186. Little Miss Julia

187. Mrs Zeee

188. Cheryl

189. Frazzle Dazzle SuperMom

190. Florida Mealtime Savers

191. Inspiration Station

192. Mommy’s Kitchen

193. Saving with MamaNordy

194. Saving SAHM Sanity

195. A Little Piece Of Perfect

196. Nodin’s Nest

197. Lil Miss Eco

198. Laryn Strickland

199. HeatherMama

200. The Gerber Babies Blog

201. WhateverSuccess

202. Women Who Win

203. Kat @ The Burb Blog

204. Happy Healthy Families

205. Sweeps4Bloggers

206. dramaqueensmum

207. The Mom Trap

208. Multitasking Mama

209. Mama Michies Musings

210. Little People Wealth

211. Belly Beyond

212. Kim Kihega

213. Mom Fuse

214. Juanita

215. Adopt a Do

216. On the Refriderator Door

217. Christine

218. Little Diva

219. My Household Junk

220. I’m Here….Really

221. Brittany@The Greer 5

222. mary

223. Nicole @ Nicole’s Nickels

224. Lori Newman

225. Kris @ NSQSA

226. Debb

227. Shawn Ann’s World

228. Peke Moe -NZ made baby sleep sacks

229. A Simple Kinda LIfe

230. Sweet Serendipity

231. Bouncing Off The Walls

232. Jane Loedding

233. Msbuildingupdabenjamins

234. Msbuildingupdabenjamins

235. Msbuildingupdabenjamins

236. Musings from Me

237. Veronnica

238. The Adventures of Miss V

239. Mudd Kids

240. Mom Most Traveled family travel

241. Relishing the Dirt

242. Good, True and Beautiful

243. Deb @ Frugal Living and Having Fun

244. The Last Blog on Earth

245. A Wrestling Addicted Mommy

246. Rae

247. kimert@diaries of a coach’s wife

248. Dore’s Diaries

249. Blog by Donna

250. Lisette

251. Pillaging With Buffie

252. Mom of Faith


254. flutterbyechronicles

255. shelley

256. Life In A House Of Blue

257. kristen

258. Alex the Fey Thriller Series

259. MamaCheaps!

260. Donalacasa

261. A Jewish Journey

262. Anissa @ Our Chaotic Life

263. BethinNC

264. Stuttering Shell

265. Don’t Blink

266. Life is Sweet

267. Lisa

268. Sue@Stay At Home Mom

269. m.e (cathie)

270. Run DMT

271. Princess Ratbag

272. Michelle G

273. CF Mama @ Nathan’s Fight

274. Moody Mama Says

275. Laurie Ann

276. Cooking During Stolen Moments

277. A Simple Walk

278. Vanessa

279. middleagedmom

280. Ramblings Of A Wannabe Writer

281. Oh My Baby

282. Fordcast Sunny

283. Lisa Miller

284. Stacie @ The Divine Miss Mommy

285. Bibs & Cribs {very cute stuff}

286. My Lil’ Budget Book

287. Misadventures in Baby Raising

288. My Mommy Said

289. Milk & Honey Mommy

290. Milk and Honey Mommy

291. Amy O’Neal

292. Parenting Children

293. A Girl And Her Life

294. MarieLynn Boutique Blog

295. Born Fabulous Boutique Blog

296. The Pitter Patter Boutique

297. Stephanie Deese

298. Brea’s Baby Boutique Blog

299. - Heather Manning

300. Kids Activities Blog

301. Two Little Whales Cloth Diapers & More

302. 3 boys & a dog

303. Karen ~Georgia Angel

304. JenniferB @ my not so hurried life

305. Shannon Blogs Here

306. A Virtuous Woman

307. Secrets of a Southern Kitchen

308. Dreamer

309. Lollipop Book Club

310. Mommie Daze Virtual Baby Shower

311. Heck Of A Bunch

312. MomSaves4U

313. Barely Domestic Mama

314. Emilie @ Baby Loving Mama

315. Professional Family Manager

316. Kathleen

317. Coaching The Family

318. Frugal Creativity

319. Easy Being Green

320. Dandelion Bubbles

321. Shelly aka The Attic Girl

322. Foxtoybox-Discovery Toys

323. Ashley @ Beauty4Moms

324. Colleen - Mommy Always Wins

325. Playground for Parents

326. World of Discovery

327. Kati @ Country Girl City Life

329. A Little Bit Nutty

330. Mahayla’s Mommy

331. Mommy Goggles

332. The Shopping Mama

333. If I Could Escape . . .

Monday, May 18, 2009

Great Cloth Diaper Hunt Week 2 Giveaway

Two Little Whales Week 2 GCDH Giveaway Winner:

Congrats to Natalie in Virginia!

I hope you enjoy your new Orchid Groovy
Wet Happened Wet Bag!

This is an essential for cloth diapering and beyond!
I LOVE these wet bags!

Want to be entered to win the next giveaway?
Details are here! No purchase required!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Just Stocked: Wiggly Wipes

This is the last Wiggly Wipes stocking until after my move. Get them while they last! Choose from 6 great new prints!

Wiggly Wipes are 2 ply wipes ~ 100% cotton flannel in a fun print on one side and soft sherpa (80/20 cotton /poly blend) on the reverse - perfect for getting the job done!

These also make great wipes in the kitchen for messy faces or at bath time!

New to Wiggly Wipes? Check out the rave reviews on Diaper Pin, or post your own review if you are already using these wipes!

Cloth wipes not only work better than disposable wipes (one wipe handles most changes), but they will save you a TON of money! We are still using cloth wipes from when Allie as a newborn and they are in great condition!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Coming Soon: Knickernappies OneSize Side-Snapping Diaper!

I just placed my preorder for the brand new Knickernappies OneSize Side-Snapping Diaper.

Yes, I am about to move in June and thus trying to keep inventories low, but I did not want to miss out on the launch of this awesome diaper.

Knickernappies were the first diaper I truly LOVED using on my daughter. I was so excited to find out that Heather was working on a OneSize version!

I have been testing out this diaper on Allie for months and LOVE it!

The Knickernappies OneSize Diaper is the first of its kind: a side-snapping, onesize diaper that comes with TWO inserts made in the USA! (Yes, even our inserts are USA-made!)

Knickernappies OneSize Diapers have some great features:
  • Four size adjustments to fit your baby best -- Small, Medium Short, Medium, and Large
  • Tested to fit babies from about 8 lbs to 40 lbs
  • Two inserts with every diaper, sizes small & large, and our inserts are Made in the USA!
  • Choose between two top-rated LoopyDo inserts or two microfiber inserts.
  • A scooped tummy panel & topstitching for best fit under chubby baby bellies
  • Elastic on both sides of the pocket opening to hold the insert in place
  • Very gentle Lastin elastic in the leg and waist - no red marks!
  • Lastin elastic is long lasting and can't "go out" like regular elastic
  • Two Year Guarantee on elastic and snaps.
Also introducing a new color for Knickernappies: Chocolate! A fabulous new color perfect for boys or girls.

More photos will be available in a few days!

Diaper with 2 LoopyDos Retail: $24.95
Diaper with 2 Microfiber Retail: $18.95

Want to try them?

I will be offering them for pre-sale immediately following notification that they have been shipped to me (approximately May 25th).
It will then be 3-5 business days until they ship to you!

Give one a try! We know you'll love it.
Wash it, use it and if you don't love it you can return it within 14 days for a refund!

This guarantee applies to ONE diaper only; all others must be unused, unwashed and returned as received in original packaging.

This introductory offer is good until December 31, 2009. Please contact me prior to making a return.

Join my mailing list to be the first to know when they arrive!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Great Cloth Diaper Hunt Week 1 Giveaway

Two Little Whales Week 1 GCDH Giveaway Winner:

Congrats to Christine J. in Maryland!

Enjoy your
Thirsties Fab Wipes!

Want to be entered to win the next giveaway?
Details are here!

Traveling With Cloth Diapers

QUESTION: Can you travel with cloth diapers?

ANSWER: Speaking from experience, YES!

As long as you have laundry facilities available while you are away from home, it is completely reasonable to cloth diaper on the road and flying. If you are taking a 2-3 day trip without laundry facilities and have enough diapers I say go for it!

We have used cloth diapers on 2 trips to Disney World and two trips from Georgia to New England to visit family (both driving and flying).

Both times we drove to Disney World which takes us about 8 hours. I just make sure I put Allie in nap-worthy diapers in the car since she will nap sporadically and tends to drink a lot in the car.

The first time was very easy because we had a washer/dryer in our suite. It was really no different then being at home!

During our last trip over Thanksgiving I had to use the hotel's laundry center. This wasn't as convenient, but not a burden by any means. I only ran into one problem in the laundry facility dryer temperature (see below).

When we travel to some place where we have direct access to a washer (in the house, or inside the hotel room) I use a Doorknob Diaper Pail since it is perfect for travel. Otherwise I load up wet bags and then tote them inside the doorknob pail or a Wahmies Pail Liner when I am ready to wash.

Take plenty of wet bags! These are great for storing the diapers each day. I would go to the theme parks with a clean bag. Once we went back to the hotel I would use that bag to store any diapers I changed while we were in the room and just stuffed it to the max! Then, I would grab a new bag for our next outing. By the time I washed diapers I had 2 large wet bags and 3 medium size wet bags jam packed with diapers and wipes.

We have also survived 2-3 day drives from Georgia to New England in cloth. I do the same thing with the wet bags, but put the wet bags right into a pail liner so they are not floating all over the car. I try to wash once on the road and wash day 2 and 3 diapers upon arrival.

I traveled alone by plane with Connor and Allie over Spring Break [insert panic smiley]. Once again, we used cloth the entire trip. Even with the first day being VERY long, we did just fine with the cloth diapers. Between the drive to Atlanta, crazy delays, the flight and drive from Boston to Cape Cod we were on the go for 12 hours and 45 minutes! Again, I was using nap worthy diapers on Allie. I also put her in a night time diaper before the drive to Cape Cod since it was so late I knew she would fall asleep.

My carry-on was packed to the brim with my laptop, 6-8 diapers diapers, wet bags, change of clothing and miscellaneous items! Connor had a backpack with his essentials and we all managed to survive the trip without incident! Allie's cloth diaper suitcase had about 24 diapers, the wipes, doorknob pail, wipes solution (I forgot their bath wash so I used Baby Bum Drop which worked out great!), changing pads, and wet bags! This is the before pictures! It didn't get repacked nearly as neat!

I washed every 2-3 days of our trip. Again, I brought my own detergent and plenty of wet bags.

We didn't have any problems and I was so glad to have Allie in her cloth diapers the entire trip.

WARNING: If you are using public laundry facilities you may NOT want to use the highest heat on the dryers. Being in a hurry to wash the diapers I put everything into the dryer at Shade of Green during our November trip. I checked it a few times so I could get back to the room and found the temperature to be WAY hotter than my dryer at home. I later found that a couple snap diapers that became damaged in the high heat for some reason ~ the snaps don't quite snap into tightly into place anymore. :(

I'll be sure to update in June after we make the 2700 mile drive from Georgia to Washington cloth!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Special Edition Summer 2009 Bottombumpers - Preorder thru May 25!

Now accepting preorders for the Summer 09 Special Edition All In Ones

Special Edition Beach Umbrella Summer '09 embroidery on the bum
For the first time you can choose from two great color combos!
Baby Pink PUL with Hot Pink Snaps
Light Blue PUL with Spring Green Snaps

Taking Preorders until May 25, 2009.

Regularly $28.95 ~ Special Price! $25.95
All preorders will be shipped to me from Bottombumpers by June 5, 2009

Preorder Today!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Just Arrived! Softbums Perfect Fit All In 2 Diaper

Yay! Soft Bums Perfect Fit All In 2 Diaper system is now available at Two Little Whales!

Check them out on at Two Little Whales

Read my blog post about them here!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Great Cloth Diaper Hunt Giveaways!

I'm excited to be an Extreme Sponsor in the 9th Semi-Annual Great Cloth Diaper Hunt!

In addition to all the great prizes you can win from the GCDH you can win wipes, a wet bag or diapers right here at Two Little Whales!

Participants in the Great Cloth Diaper Hunter who sign up for my mailing list will be eligible for up to 4 weekly giveaways during the month of May.

Sign up early for the most chances to win!

Week 1 Drawing May 10 ~ Thirsties Fab Wipes ($10.50 Value)

Week 2 Drawing May 17~ Wet Happened Wet Bag ($17.95 Value)

Week 3 Drawing May 24 ~ Knickernappies Diaper with Loopy Do Insert (choice of size and color based on availability) ($20.95 Value)

Week 4 Drawing May 31 ~ Rocky Mountain One Size with Microfiber Inserts ($25.85 Value)

Winners will be notified by e-mail. Mailing address must be provided within 2 business days, or another winner will be drawn.

Shipping to US, APO/FPO and Canada only.

Limit one sign up per household.

No purchase necessary.

Enter "GCDH" when you sign up for the Mailing List.

If you are already on my mailing list just send an email with the subject line
"GCDH Giveaway Entry" to so I can flag your e-mail address for entry.

This giveaway/mailing list sign up has NOTHING to do with finding the Diaper Decisions icon on my site.

Allie and George Demo SoftBums PerfectFit All In 2

George is the only one Allie will share her diapers with!

Top Left To Right:
The set up (no insert is in there), fasten, showing where the tiny toggles are hidden.

Bottom Left to Right:
You look so cute I'm going to give you some love! And a snippet from the tumble show!