Sunday, January 22, 2012

*CLOSED* Abby's Lane Review and Giveaway

Lauren V was the winner!  She has been notified via email!



Hello! Welcome to Abby's Lane, a unique boutique offering products to make your parenting experience enjoyable and a little closer to nature. I am Stephanie, owner and founder of Abby's Lane, which opened in September of 2004, we are currently located in Northern Virginia. After 6.5 years of being a boutique online-only, we are excited to be in our storefront location in Manassas, Virginia. By supporting Abby's Lane, you support a team of 12 women who are able to work flexible schedules, some work from home exclusively, and those who work in the store bring their children to work with them. If you visit us, be prepared to see the person walking you through our store nursing with a baby sling on, or wiping their toddler's hands after a snack in the kitchen :)


Our cloth diaper journey began with Abby in 2003, Camille, Lucy and Sebastian have been cloth diapered from birth. I was a reluctant participant at first, I believed the myth that cloth diapering is messy, messy, and...well...messy! I assure you that is entirely false! Cloth diapering has been the most wonderful experience, and if my husband is an advocate, anyone can do it! The products I carry at Abby's Lane are carefully chosen to make your cloth diapering experience an easy and enjoyable one.





Abby's Lane has a HUGE selection of products for you and your family! They have FAST and FREE shipping and a customer rewards program.
Beco Baby Carriers - I actually just got one of these, and I haven't used it yet, but it looks AMAZING!  

Disana Wool Covers - These are my absolute favorite wool cover.  So soft and squishy for an amazing price!  I had one of these from Abby's Lane for my daughter, and we used it almost every night!  I stocked up on a few more for new baby!!


Gen-Y covers - these are HOT right now!


bumGenius freetime AIO - I haven't tried these yet, but I hear great things!

Aden and Anais -   I have a few and I haven't tried them yet, but I LOVE the feel of them and have heard nothing but good things about them.





Abby's Lane sent us a GroVia  My Choice Trainer to try out!  My daughter is fully day trained, but I have been searching for something to use at night time, and I found it!!  I love the colors that the trainer comes in, and you can buy different colors of side panels to switch up the look!

They are for 18-33+ pounds, but if you have a bigger child, you can purchase Plus Size Side-Flex Panels to make them bigger!  My daughter is about 28 pounds, and the regular panels were perfect for us.




Here is just the trainer- with no extra inserts.  This trainer has an awesome, trim fit.  It seems like it would be super comfy for their little bums!  This is a great trainer for under clothes.   There is a hidden layer of help/cotton blend and a pocket for adding some extra absorbency.








Here it is for night time -I let down the rise snap, and stuffed the pocket with 2 microfiber inserts.  Still very, very trim when compared to other night time diapers I've "concocted".  She has worn this for many nights and we have NEVER had one leak!  She drinks a ton of water at bedtime, and I was nervous the first night!   I love that she can still move around because it's so trim fitting.  





My ONLY issue with this trainer was my fault, and I just want to warn everyone!  The inside is a meshy-type fabric, and when I washed it with velcro diapers, there were some snags in the mesh.  I guess I should have figured that out on my own before washing them together, but I honestly didn't think of it!  It doesn't affect performance at all, but it did make me super sad to find snags in it!


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234 comments:

  1. I'd put it towards a couple Thirsties duo AIO's!

    Vashti M

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  2. I need swim diapers for summer! I love Abby's Lane!
    Susan L.
    slang76 at hotmail dot com

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  3. I would love to win. About to use cloth on our 3rd.

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  4. More laundry soap!
    l(dot)vanni(at)comcast(dot)net

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  5. I would get a bumgenius elemental.

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  6. I've definitely been wanting to try the Disana wool.

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  7. I like the my choice trainer, that is exactly what I need right now for my daughter, she is potty training now and those will come in handy.

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  8. i'd use it for more fluff!!!

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  9. recently began using cloth and still stocking up on supplies. like a pail liner... ;-)

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  10. I'd like to try the Grovia Trainer since I'm not convinced the Happy heinys were they way to go...

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  11. I'd try the Grovia trainer...not sure Happy Heinys make me happy...

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  12. I'm new to cloth diapers. Just bought prefolds and are trying different wraps to find what works best!

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  13. I need a new wetbag. (Claire McNeely)

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  14. I'm new to cloth diapers. Just bought prefolds and are trying different wraps to find what works best!

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  15. I'd get a sustainable babyish snapless fitted!

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  16. i would spend it on dipes.. or rockin green funk or cj butter whatever I'm out of.

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  17. I would probably get a BG Freetime...

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  18. I would get a softbums diaper and some extra inserts

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  19. I would get a Sustainablebabyish Snapless fitted! :)

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  20. I'd put it toward a Sustainablebabyish Snapless fitted! :)

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  21. I love Abby's Lane! I wish I lived close enough to visit in person, but the customer service via the phone has been awesome! Would love to buy a few fitteds!

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  22. I would get a some Flip covers for bedtime!

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  23. Abby's Lane is my favorite! I would put it toward a Blueberry minky whales diaper. My five year old saw it over my shoulder on the website and begged me to get it for his baby brother. LOL

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  24. I would love the Blueberry One Size Coveralls!

    Thanks!
    mikaelar41 at gmail dot com

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  25. Some flats for my LO coming this summer.

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  26. I think I'd get a Wahmies Pail Liner, a Diva Cup or a bag of RnG Remix. All things I want to try!

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  27. I would get a disana wool cover or maybe another fitted diaper like sbish.

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  28. I think I'd get a Sbish snapless or a Disana cover.

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  29. I think I would get a Sbish snapless or a Disana cover.

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  30. I need some swim dipes for my boy for summer! Love Abby's Lane! :)

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  31. I need a swim diper (or two!) for my boy. Love Abby's Lane! :)

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  32. I am planning for summer travel. I would use it towards a small pack of flip disposables, a flip cover, a grovia cover, and some grovia disposables.

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  33. I would get a swaddlebees simplex diaper
    sabrian radke
    sradke1024 at gmail dot com

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  34. I would like to try the OS blueberry deluxe pocket diaper.

    arobinson45 (at) woh.rr.com

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  35. I'd probably get the Fuzzi Bunz Elite One Size or a wetbag!
    rebeccaw2005 at gmail dot com

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  36. I would spend it on inserts for cloth diapers. I am in need on hemp and bamboo. I will probably get the BabyKicks Hemparoo Joey-Bunz, and Thirsties Hemp Inserts-2 pack.

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  37. I'd get a couple of Mother-Ease OS fitted diapers.

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  38. I would like to get the Kissaluvs Wool Cover
    vnsscarv [!at]gmail [!dot]com

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  39. I'd get a Softbums Omni in bubblegum with an organic pod!

    Jodi J

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  40. I would get a Swaddlebees OS Simplex diaper!

    graceink at yahoo dot com

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  41. I would buy a wool cover or some prefolds! Both are things I've really wanted to try but not had the extra money for:)

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  42. I'd get one of these trainers! As a matter of fact, I just got one in Vanilla, but I'd love to have the Cloud too! :)

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  43. I'd get some trainers. Either try the Grovia or Blueberry.

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  44. I would look to get some trainers... Either Grovia or Blueberry

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  45. LOVE Abby's Lane. Would buy larger pockets for my daughter or a nighttime trainer!

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  46. I love the new trainer and have a new baby coming...I would use I could use this in so many ways!

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  47. i'd love to have some more of the new thirsties all-in-ones

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  48. Love Abby's Lane and the new trainers. I'd buy another trainer and more side panels!

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  49. I will probably buy one of the GroVia trainers. just bought one this weekend and i love it!!! i need more.

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  50. I would buy an s'bish flat and one more freetime for my mom-in-law to use when watching my LO.

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  51. Would try a Little Beetle fitted!

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  52. I think I would get a ONE SIZE Babykicks 3G Bumboo Pocket.

    ayakers (at) gmail (dot) com

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  53. I would love to get another Thirsties Duo AIO or a NB diaper to stash away for out next one.
    fmgrice2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  54. I love that Einstein print for the BG 4.0.

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  55. I think I would try a Fuzzibuz once and for all!

    Claude campeau

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  56. Brown & Polka Dot Pediped Shoes!

    Thanks!
    Pam Elton Radford
    Is2sky@aol.com

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  57. Love cloth diapers. Thank for the giveaway!

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  58. I would get some GroVia Cloth Wipes and a Kissaluvs fitted.

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  59. I would get two newborn bumGenius diapers!

    calliemahaffey@yahoo.com

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  60. I would buy a different brand of cloth diaper. My whole stash is BG4.0s. I would probably try a FuzziBunz! :)

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  61. I would use it on the My Choice Trainer. My little Noah always leaks through at night so this would make my life sooooo much easier!

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  62. We would love to have one of the Disana wool covers to try!
    (Sara M)

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  63. I desperately need a wet bag and pail liner!

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  64. I would get the One size Blueberry Minky Pocket diaper Aplix Closure

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  65. I would get a grovia trainer or two. :)

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  66. I really would love to put it towards an ergo!

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  67. I'd love to put it towards an ergo!

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  68. I would get a happy heiny's diaper and a babykicks hemp prefold!

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  69. inserts, a new pail liner or grovia

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  70. I would spend it on a Disana wool cover. I need one in every color!

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  71. I buy most of my pedipeds from them! They have awesome prices and I love the FREE SHIPPING. They are also the best place to buy pregnancy tests!!!

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  72. I need a grovia trainer or a blueberry trainer!

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  73. Thirsties Duo Wraps & Thirsties Duo All In One
    mary michaud

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  74. Aden and Anais Cozy Muslin Blanket in Star Light
    dakotaring at yahoo dot com

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  75. I'd love to get the BumGenius Diaper Sprayer

    danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

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  76. new to CD would love to have a variety to start with to try out

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  77. I'd get a sized diaper or maybe a newborn diaper for when I have number 2. Right now I just use one side pockets.

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  78. I would love the new Grovia choice trainers.

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  79. I would use it to buy anything off my registry. About to have a baby and first time cloth diapering- lots to get.

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  80. yep, we need night trainers!

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  81. We could use some more prefolds, which is practical, but I would love to try a bumgenius freetime!

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  82. I'd use it towards a baby carrier...looking to upgrade to a beco or ergo!

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  83. I would use it towards a Disana Wool Cover. ngiraldi at gmail dot com

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  84. My wishlist at AL is long - either some more Bumgenius diapers or maybe some CJs BUTTer!

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  85. I'd get either the new THirsties AIO or a BG Freetime.
    tvpg at aol dot com

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  86. I would love to have a new wetbag or pail liner!!

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  87. I need some Grovia liners!

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  88. I would buy the sea sponges I've always been wanting to try.

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  89. I would buy a Disana wool cover...not sure what color.

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  90. I would love to try a Disana wool cover!

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  91. I think I might buy one of the swaddle blankets if I were to win! I've heard they're great!

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  92. I would like to try a BG Elemental or the new Freetime. :)

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  93. I would get those straps on my baby carrier so my baby can suck on them. Not sure of the name but for my beco carrier.

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  94. I'd love a Beco Baby carrier!

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  95. I would love to try the new Thirsties Duos AIOs. My poor son has been wearing pink polka dotted diapers. I need some boy-ish colors. :)

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  96. Pedipeds or the new Thirsties Duo AIO... Or a BG in Albert!!

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  97. I would get my newbie some fun prints....:-)

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  98. I would put it towards a large wet bag for weekend trips!

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  99. I would put it towards a large wet bag or a bumgenius pocket diaper.

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  100. I would love a diaper sprayer, or new carrier....you can never have too many of those!

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  101. I would love a new diaper sprayer

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  102. I just started with cloth diapering, so I'd probably increase my stash with some additional BumGeniuses for daytime!

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  103. I would love to get a diaper sprayer!

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  104. I'd spend it on some more inserts.

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  105. Flip cover and inserts. I'm trying to beef up my stash before my LO arrives in March!

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  106. Flip covers and inserts! I'm trying to beef up my stash before my LO arrives in March.

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  107. I'd buy the Kissaluv's Wool Cover.

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  108. I would put it toward some Pedipeds

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  109. I'd buy a Tiny Tush diaper and newborn prefolds!

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  110. We need some more BG 4.0s in the new colors!!!

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  111. I'd like a disana wool cover
    tannis_z at excite dot com

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  112. Oh man, I would love another Disana soaker. Those things are awesome.

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  113. Just started cloth diapering and need pretty much everything!!!:)

    Melissa

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  114. I would get a diaper sprayer! :) The GroVia trainers look awesome!

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  115. i would try out some different prefolds and diaper covers to see what works well--going to be starting this in a couple months when my first little one arrives!

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  116. Grovia trainers for me too please!

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  117. I would like a ton of things! Maybe a Grovia NB AIO or to put towards a diaper sprayer!

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  118. New to cloth diapering, so any suggestions of stuff to
    Try would be awesome
    Amanda

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  119. New to cloth diapering, so any product suggestions appreciated!

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  120. New to cloth diapering, so any suggestions of stuff to
    Try would be awesome
    Amanda

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  121. I'm dying to get a Disana wool cover!

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  122. I'd get some trainers...or a new diaper pail bag!

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  123. I'd get some trainers or a new pail bag.

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  124. "Once Upon A Potty" Books would be great to have.

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  125. Love to try Grovia trainers, Please....

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  126. Love to try the Grovia trainers, please...

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  127. I'd use it to get some fluff for the baby i'm expecting

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  128. I think I'd put it towards some pocket diapers or AI2's.

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  129. Albert print diaper!!!

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  130. I would like to try the Grovia trainers as well.

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  131. I'm subscribed with magickmoon73 at yahoo dot com

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  132. I would love to try one of the new swaddlebees simplex diapers

    (Rachel N on raffelcopter)

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  133. i need some trainers for my daughter! so grovia or flip

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  134. Little-To-Big Beetle Organic Velour Fitted

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  135. i would buy babylegs and more babylegs!

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  136. Freetime in Sassy or mirror Snap. AND A medium Best Bottom insert

    hmahan_0529 @yahoo dot com

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  137. I would get a Sandy's Large Fitted.

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  138. I'd put it towards some newborn cloth diapers.

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  139. I would buy some diapers of any sort. I am new to modern cloth diapers, but the pocket diapers I like.

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  140. I think I would put it towards a carrier. Babyhawk or Boba.

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  141. I think I would buy some flip organic inserts.

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  142. More fluff :) maybe fuzzibuns or another brand i have not tried yet. Thanks for the give away!

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  143. I'd try the new BG freetime : )

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  144. I need to replace some frayed prefolds and an old wetbag...

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  145. I would get more AIO's for my hubby to help! :)

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  146. I would get more AIO's for hubby to help!

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  147. I LOVE Abbys Lane!!! I'd use the $25 to get some Thirsties Duo pocket diapers in size 2.

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  148. I'd get some fluff mail! (Brittany Kay)

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  149. I would use $25 on the Fuzzibunz AIO one size elite pocket diaper! Thank you have a wonderful day!

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  150. I would use $25 on the Fuzzibunz AIO one size elite pocket diaper! Thank you have a wonderful day!

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  151. I would get a diaper for my little guy and a diaper for a needy family

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  152. I'd get a diaper for my little guy and one for a needy family

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  153. I think I'd use it for some wool, like the Disana.

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  154. I'd get cloth for baby #2 due this summer.

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  155. any of the aio diapers would be great

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  156. I would probably get one of the Grovia Trainers.

    hannahavery85@yahoo.com

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  157. With the $25 I'd buy a bumGenius elemental! I have yet to try one and I want to know what all the fuss is about! :)

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  158. I would use the $25 to buy a new Thirsties AIO and some more wipes!

    Kelly P.
    ~kellykel2k6@yahoo.com

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  159. I think I'd buy two Sandy's with the GC

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  160. I would probably get a bg freetime diaper

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  161. im thinkig about picking up some prefolds for my new baby coming at the end of march! :)

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  162. i would get some indian prefolds :)

    tamipearson at gmail dot com

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  163. I think I would use it to buy a Swaddlebees Simplex diaper.

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  164. I would love to get some swim diapers for the summer!
    email subscriber at bethany333 at hotmail dot com

    beth.rees333 at gmail dot com

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  165. I would use it towards a fitted diaper

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  166. If I won $25, I would do some research first, then spend it on either some newborn-sized prefolds, or some newborn-sized cloth diapers. We started cloth diapering our first two children when our second was 5 months old; I've never cd-ed a newborn, but I'll get my chance when our third is born next month!

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  167. I'd buy some Medium FuzziBunz since my baby has just outgrown the Smalls.

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  168. I am in the process of swapping out all of my mf inserts for hemp/bamboo and starting to look at trainers for my toddler so for sure I would buy one or the other!
    ticklemetiffy at gmail dot com

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  169. I would love to try a few disana wool covers for my squish due in June!

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