Monday, September 13, 2010

Crystal with TreeHugger ~ Mama Cloth Giveaway

I am jumping up and down. Why? Because I get to tell you about mama cloth!

What is mama cloth you are asking? I don't believe I had heard the term either until I started cloth diapering. It is cloth menstrual pads. Yes, cloth pads! I know, your first reaction is to be turned off, but by the time you are done reading this post you will be hopping to try them out.

I have found the BEST of the BEST mama cloth pads and they are made by Crystal, a work at home mom to two children. How did she begin? I got started with mama cloth after my son was born in 2007. I cloth diapered both my daughter and then my son and started hearing about cloth pads. I was looking at ways to cut back our budget and was tired of spending money every month on disposable products. As soon as I tried a minkee topped pad I was in love and because I only had 3 pads total I used to wait impatiently for the dryer to be done so I could re-use them. That was when I tried my hand at making them and my business was born. Her business is called Tree Hugger and she sells out of the famous Hyena Cart.

What makes Tree Hugger pads so great?

1) They are soooo soft! Don't you just hate those itchy plastic disposable pads? These pads have a top layer of minky and a fleece backing. COMFY!



2) They are gorgeous! You wouldn't think to use that word for pads huh? Check out all of Crystal's fabrics HERE. I had so much fun choosing which patterns I wanted for my stash.



3) They have snaps! Yep, no stickiness or velcro. The snaps on the wings fold back into place for a great, stay in place fit. And fold them up to stick in your purse!



4) They are EASY! Store in a wet bag (also available!) Throw in with any load of laundry. There won't be any staining either as minky shouldn't leave anything behind.



5) They are cost effective! Think of how much money you spend every month. These pads can be used over and over and over again for many years.

6) They are great for the environment! As cloth diaper mamas, we talk about how much disposable diapers fill the landfill but think about disposable pads? We use them for around 40 years! That is a lot of pads!

I ordered the Sampler Package to test them out. I received a light & heavy day pad, a night pad, & a panty liner. I was kind of nervous the first time I wore one. What if they leaked? What if they were terribly uncomfortable? I was pleasantly surprised! The difference in wearing a minky pad and a disposable pad is like night and day. These are so COMFORTABLE that I don't even know I have them on! And they are very absorbent and have never had an issue of overflow. These are the ones I picked! Aren't they cute?!


The best part? Well, I have to say comfort is the best part, but the next best thing is how much I saved for just this month. Since I only have four pads, I threw them in the laundry each night (a load of laundry is always being done at my house) and used them each about 4 times. I just saved 16 disposable pads from being thrown into the garbage and saved my pocketbook a few dollars.

Another great fact - of course they don't contain chemicals so there is less chance of skin irritations and yeast infections.

Are you convinced yet? What are your questions? Your worries? Every woman should give these a try!

Are you ready to try SOFT, COMFY, ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY Mama Cloth? You should be! Crystal's Tree Hugger's are FANTASTIC and I guarantee that you will love them as much as I do.

I'm thrilled that Crystal is GIVING AWAY a panty liner to help get you going! Though the winner will receive a surprise color in the mail, I want you to visit her website http://www.TreeHuggerClothPads.com and tell me what color/pattern you would choose if you were ordering a custom AND you must be a BeachBum follower! One comment for Mandatory Entry.

These are EXTRA entries  - done after you visited her website & become a follower. One comment per entry please.

- Become a Fan of Tree Hugger Mama Cloth on Facebook  - be sure to tell her Crunchy Beach Mama sent you (and notice she is giving away a $30 GC when she hits 800 fans!) 1 entry

- Purchase from Tree Hugger Here or Here and earn 5 extra entries (tell me what you purchased!)

- Like Crunchy Beach Mama on Facebook with my new FB plugin on right sidebar! ~ 2 entries (I have a $5 Amazon giveaway on my wall!)

- Network with Crunchy Beach Mama on Twitter, RSS Feeds, Email Subcription (links above!) 1 entry each - I have some great features/giveaways coming - stay tuned!

- FB status this '@TreeHuggerMamaCloth is giving away mama cloth at @CrunchyBeachMama. All women need to try these soft minky pads! http://tiny.cc/4r2gn' (hopefully the @ will pick up if you are fans of us :) 1 entry per day

- Tweet '#Win Mama Cloth from Tree Hugger Cloth Pads @crunchybchmama Great #cloth #green #giveaway http://tiny.cc/4r2gn' 1 entry per day

- Post Giveaway on Blog or Linky (post link) 1 entry

- Grab My Button (post link so I can see and thank you) 1 entry

Thanks for helping us spread the word! :)

This giveaway will end on Sept. 27, 2010 at 10:00pm ET. Winner will be drawn via random.org. Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and they will have 48 hours to reply before I draw a new winner. Giveaway is open to residents all around the world! But must be 18 years of age or older.

153 crunchy comments:

JKMommy said...

Okay I have to admit ... these are something I've been really curious about but haven't gotten up the gumption to try out... so this giveaway is great! It's nice to be able to try something for free first before you dive in...
I love the brown & Pink flower pattern (and of course I'm a follower!
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I like the Flower one, with Pink, Green and yellow.
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Eco-Friendly and Frugal said...

Another great giveaway! I love Mama Cloth. I really like the lime/turquoise flowers fabric. And of course I am a follower!

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Amber@Nater Tot said...

Okay, I was totally scared at first, but you sold me. I would go with the brown hippie daisy pattern :) Also, I just opened an eco-friendly/organic giveaway linky on my blog. Feel free to stop by and link up this or any other earth friendly giveaways!

Miss Lissy said...

I'm a follower and I love the rainbow set!
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Heather said...

Well, now here is something I have never put much thought to. Interesting. I'd love to give it 'em a try! I like the bright solids myself. Thanks for stopping by my blog, by the way. I am following you know, too! :)

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marybelle said...

I like the Organic Bamboo Velour Heavy Day Pads in the maroon.

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Waitingforbaby said...

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Knocked Up and Nursing said...

I love the Post-Partum/Night Sized Minkee Pads in the flower print.
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Chelsey said...

I'm a follower and I would choose the organic bamboo heavy days pads! :)

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I am following on facebook! :)

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HomemadeBaby said...

My favorite print is the black circles/dots.
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Kirsten said...

I've been wanting to try these for a while! Really hoping I can win some since I'm a little nervous about dishing out money in case I hate them! I like the pink/brown flowers!
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Michele said...

I've been really thinking about switching to these.
I like the blue circles pattern. I follow you on GFC.
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Jessica said...

I am a follower. I love the brown with pink flower minky!

Jennifer Lauren said...

If I could get a custom color, I would choose a white background with a rainbow arc across it. Otherwise, I like the Minkee flowered one that comes in orange, blue, and green.

One question I have is what is the difference between the minkee and the bamboo velour? I was tempted to order one tonight but I wasn't sure which one to buy.

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MommieVentures said...

I really like the animal print! & I am a follower!

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sunnymum said...

I like the blue swirl print and I think the animal prints are fun too. I'm following on GFC as sunnymum.
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SCMOMOF2BOYS said...

I love the white hippie daisies pattern.

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Scrummy said...

I'd choose the organic bamboo velour heavy day pads in the deep purple
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Jennifer Lauren said...

I made a purchase. I got the pink, light blue, and black floral minkee heavy flow day pads from the selection on Wonderland.

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Keri said...

I would choose either brown hippy daisies or black flowers if I was ordering a custom AND I am a BeachBum follower!! :)
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I'd choose one in purple or light pink.

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I have been tiptoeing around these for months... since I became addicted to cloth diapering... I would love to try these!!!:)

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