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Tuesday, March 30, 2010 1 comments

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Thursday, March 25, 2010 190 comments

March 25th-March 31st Weekly Giveaway

In honor of safe babywearing, we're giving away a Hotsling! When following proper babywearing guidelines outlined in the blog post from earlier this week, babywearing is safe and very beneficial! If you ever have any questions about babywearing or specific carriers, feel free to stop in our retail store or contact us via the Nicki's Diapers contact page. We're always happy to help!
The Hotslings AP is totally adjustable so don't worry about sizing! Two well-placed buckles allow the Hotslings AP to adjust and fit comfortably on you. The buckles are covered with hoods to keep them out of sight of curious little fingers.

The wide shoulder design is sleek without excess fabric. It can be worn on either shoulder just like the Hotslings Classic Sling. Leg padding is included on both sides of the pouch so it is more comfortable and gives more support for baby in all three carrying positions. The Hotslings AP fits caregivers up to 220 pounds and is safe for babies from 8 to 35 pounds.

The Hotslings AP is sewn together at one seam creating a safe continuous loop - it cannot detach or break apart. The one-size fits most design makes the Hotslings AP a great gift for any new parent.

The Hotslings AP lets you just adjust and go! An instructional booklet is included and there are videos available online Hotslings. It comes packaged in a matching drawstring bag that offers storage for the sling or can be used as a coordinating, compact diaper bag and more.

The Hotslings AP is machine washable; tumble dry low. 97% cotton sateen, 3% spandex

Hotslings was generous enough to sponsor this week's giveaway! To enter to win your free Hotslings AP in your choice of pattern, you will receive ONE entry for EACH option below (you MUST leave a comment for each option saying what you did and where). This means you can get multiple entries increasing your chance to WIN! (each "Weekly Giveaway" may be different):

1. Become a subscriber of Nicki's Diapers Blog or if you already are post it
2. Become a Fan of Nicki's Diapers Facebook page
3. Post a comment on Facebook about Nicki's Diapers including a link to any page on Nicki's Diapers
4. Follow nickisdiapers on Twitter
5. Post a fan picture on the Nicki's Diapers facebook page
6. Blog about Nicki's Diapers including a link to any page on Nicki's Diapers
7. Talk about Nicki's Diapers on a Forum including a link to any page on Nicki's Diapers
8. Grab one of our buttons and put it on your blog.

March 18th-March 24th Weekly Giveaway WINNER

Congratulations to Hannah! You are this week's giveaway winner! You've won a pair of Pork Chop Kids in choice of color and size. Please email annie@nickisdiapers.com within one week to claim your prize!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 0 comments

Item of the Week

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010 1 comments

Babywearing Safety

With all the recent press about babywearing safety (due to the CPSC warning) we thought it would be a good idea to highlight correct positioning and use of baby carriers. When used correctly and to manufacturers' guidelines, babywearing is completely safe and very beneficial. From Babywearing International:
DO ensure the baby's back and torso are well supported. Make sure the baby is not curled up such that his chin is pressed to his chest or his airway is otherwise compressed. Ensuring that you can put two fingers vertically between the baby's chin and chest is a good guide. DO carry babies how they would be held in-arms. Well-designed front baby carriers hold babies snugly against the chest and near caregiver's face ("Close Enough to Kiss"). DO monitor the baby at all times. Make sure nothing obstructs the face or impedes breathing. DO be aware of movements and surroundings. In general, don't do something while wearing a child that shouldn't be done while simply holding them. Avoid heat sources, bumping and jarring motions, and other hazardous situations.
There are slings that are considered dangerous. These "bag slings" do not allow for safe positioning as outlined above. The baby hangs too low, and does not have proper back or head support. Example of a "bag sling": Here are some examples of how an "in-arms" position translates to a carrier. These positions apply to pouches, ring slings, and wraps. My son is 5 months old and weighs approximately 17lbs. (Please excuse the self-timer pics, bad hair, and no makeup -- at least you know they're real!) From this: To this: If you are at all concerned about wearing your baby correctly or choosing a carrier, please come to the free Babywearing 101 class at Nicki's Diapers or stop by the store any time for assistance from Nicki's staff.

Thursday, March 18, 2010 87 comments

March 18th-March 24th Weekly Giveaway

Pork Chops are adorable, stylish, functional and will keep your baby warm. Pork Chops are thigh high socks that your little one won't be able to take off - no more missing socks! They will provide padding for crawling and make diaper changes easy - no tights to pull off and put back on. All Pork Chops have non-skid bottoms.
Pork Chop Kids was generous enough to sponsor this week's giveaway! To enter to win your free pair of Pork Chops in your choice of color and size, you will receive ONE entry for EACH option below (you MUST leave a comment for each option saying what you did and where). This means you can get multiple entries increasing your chance to WIN! (each "Weekly Giveaway" may be different): 1. Become a subscriber of Nicki's Diapers Blog or if you already are post it 2. Become a Fan of Nicki's Diapers Facebook page 3. Post a comment on Facebook about Nicki's Diapers including a link to any page on Nicki's Diapers 4. Follow nickisdiapers on Twitter 5. Post a fan picture on the Nicki's Diapers facebook page 6. Blog about Nicki's Diapers including a link to any page on Nicki's Diapers 7. Talk about Nicki's Diapers on a Forum including a link to any page on Nicki's Diapers 8. Grab one of our buttons and put it on your blog.

Don't forget about the Buy One, Donate One Promotion to benefit Hannah's Socks!

For every pair of Pork Chops purchased between March 15th and April 15th, Pork Chop Kids will make a donation to Hannah's Socks for the same number of socks sold! (up to 250 pairs)

Pork Chop Kids and Nicki's Diapers are teaming up with Hannah's Socks and other selected retailers across the country. Hannah's Socks was inspired by Hannah Turnuer of Ohio in 2004, when at age 4 she offered her own socks to a homless man who had none. Hannah's Socks has since donated over 22,000 pairs of socks to those in need.

March 11th-March 17th Weekly Giveaway WINNER

Congratulations to this week's giveaway winner! Sarah (Minnesota Mama's Must Haves) has one a Nizo Nursing Bra is choice of style and size! Please email annie@nickisdiapers.com within 1 week to claim your prize!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 0 comments

Item of the Week

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Wednesday is DOUBLE DEAL DAY!!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 0 comments

Pork Chop Kids- Buy One, Donate One!

Nicki's Diapers and other select retailers across the nation are teaming with Pork Chop Kids in a special promotion running March 15th-April 15th. For every pair of Pork Chop Kids purchased during this promotion, one pair will be donated to the charitable organization, "Hannah's Socks".
"Hannah's Socks" was inspired by Hannah Turner of Ohio in 2004 who at the age of 4, gave her socks to a homeless man. Since then, over 22,000 pairs of socks have been donated and collected for the needy.
What are Pork Chop Kids, you ask?
"What could be cuter than your little one's thighs? Pork Chops hug your baby's chops and provide warmth, style and functionality. You can put them on, but they can't take them off! The unique design keeps baby warm, provides padding for those crawling days and diaper changes are a cinch...no struggling with tights.
The stylish colors and fun patterns make even the most understated baby, run-way ready!"
A pair of Pork Chop Kids would be the perfect accessory for your little one's Easter dress or trousers and by purchasing a pair you'd be help keeping two little one's chops warm :-)
Check back on Thursday for your chance to win a free pair of Pork Chop Kids in our Weekly Giveaway!

Thursday, March 11, 2010 134 comments

March 11th-March 17th Weekly Giveaway

Nizo Wear understands that women experience breast discomfort in the first week after childbirth when their milk comes in. This discomfort can also happen any time during the nursing and weaning process. Their patented nursing bras were designed to help bring you the relief you need. The Allure and Solace Nursing Bras by Nizo Wear are traditional nursing bras with an added feature -they have a unique patented pocket in the pull down flap that can hold a heating or cooling pack - heat to help with letdown or cold after nursing for relief from pain. The pocket holds a heating or cooling pack securely in place so you will have your hands free to do other tasks! The Allure is made from a soft microfiber with just enough stretch to feel both comfortable and comforting against your skin. There is a removable underwire with rhinestones that allows you to wear the bra with our without the wire. The Allure's drop cup is very easy and comfortable to use. The cup's lace top and micro bottom lay flat and discreetly under clothing and give you a beautiful and stylish feeling. The Solace is made from a soft cotton microfiber in a nude color with soft pink swirls in a drop cup design. This fabric has just the right stretchiness to accommodate the ever changing breast shape that happens daily. You will love the easy release buckle and wireless design. Nizo was so kind to sponsor this week's giveaway! To enter to win your free Nizo Bra in your choice of size and style, you will receive ONE entry for EACH option below (you MUST leave a comment for each option saying what you did and where). This means you can get multiple entries increasing your chance to WIN! (each "Weekly Giveaway" may be different): 1. Become a subscriber of Nicki's Diapers Blog or if you already are post it 2. Become a Fan of Nicki's Diapers Facebook page 3. Post a comment on Facebook about Nicki's Diapers including a link to any page on Nicki's Diapers 4. Post a fan photo on our facebook page 5. Grab one of our buttons and put it on your blog. *Contest ends March 17th at midnight and winners will be posted on Thursday, March 18th. Winners generated by random.org. Winner must notify annie@nickisdiapers.com within 1 week.

March 4th-March 10th Weekly Giveaway WINNER

Congratulations to lapetitevie! You are the winner of a free tin of Booty Balm made by LuSa Organics! Please email annie@nickisdiapers.com within one week to claim your prize!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010 0 comments

Item of the Week

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Wednesday is DOUBLE DEAL DAY!!

Thursday, March 4, 2010 60 comments

March 4th-March 10th Weekly Giveaway

Baby Moon Booty Balm soothes your baby's sore bum naturally. Lavender, calendula, and chamomile infuse rich oils giving this healing essential oil blend the power to cure red rashy skin.

Baby Moon Booty Balm works for diaper rash, cuts, scrapes, drool rash, windburn, sunburn, and anyone with sensitive skin. I personally carry a tin of it in my purse for my dry, winter hands!

Baby Moon Booty Balm is a truly wonderful skin treatment. When nothing else works this should do the trick! Added bonus... this stuff smells WONDERFUL!

Most ingredients are certified organic.

Lusa Organics was generous enough to sponsor this week's giveaway! To enter to win your free 1.75oz tin of Booty Balm, you will receive ONE entry for EACH option below (you MUST leave a comment for each option saying what you did and where). This means you can get multiple entries increasing your chance to WIN! (each "Weekly Giveaway" may be different): 1. Become a subscriber of Nicki's Diapers Blog or if you already are post it 2. Become a Fan of Nicki's Diapers Facebook page 3. Post a comment on Facebook about Nicki's Diapers including a link to any page on Nicki's Diapers 4. Follow nickisdiapers on Twitter 5. Post a recipe to your favorite homemade cleaner that includes essential oils 6. Blog about Nicki's Diapers including a link to any page on Nicki's Diapers 7. Talk about Nicki's Diapers on a Forum including a link to any page on Nicki's Diapers 8. Grab one of our buttons and put it on your blog.

February 25th-March 3rd Weekly Giveaway WINNER!

Congratulations to jdeemarie for winning this week's giveaway! You've won a Thirsties Duo Diaper in your choice of size and color! Please email annie@nickisdiapers.com within one week to claim your prize!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010 5 comments

Sneak Peek of Best Bottom Photo Shoot

We just had a huge Best Bottom Photo Shoot! Here is a sneak peek at some of the pictures - they turned out so good! Thank you to all our wonderful models and Justyna at Funky Monkey Photography in Madison, WI - you are the best and we will recommend you to EVERYONE!! *Isn't she the sweetest thing you have ever seen?! *Look at those chubby legs!! We have a picture of this SAME diaper on a 8 lb newborn fitting both models beautifully! *Yup, that is me with my youngest daughter going along for the ride in her Ergo!! Funky Monkey Photography with a tale is Madison’s premiere baby and child photographer. Using story telling and creative portraiture, Justyna Nielsen, the photographer, captures natural expressions and true personalities.

NEW Best Bottom Diapers!!

We are soooo excited to announce our brand new one size diapering system!! We have been developing this for a very long time and are slowly releasing it onto the market. We are trying to keep up with demand as demand keeps growing and growing. This diaper is that good!! We restock often so if all the colors or sizes of inserts are not instock be sure to check back often. Here is more information:

Best Bottom Features

After years of experience, Nicki the owner of Nicki's Diapers created a new diaper taking the pros of all the different diapering systems and eliminated the cons. This resulted in the Best cloth diaper system available - trimmest fitting and highly absorbent! To help reduce early confusion and that overwhelmed feeling when researching cloth diapers, the Best Bottom diapers has simplified cloth diapering while making one of the most economical systems. The Best Bottom one size diapering system is not a pocket diaper, not an all in one, not a fitted diaper and not a prefold system...it is the best of all types!

Diaper

Pros

Cons

Best Bottom

ALL THE PROS

Pocket Diapers

Fast Drying

Have to Stuff

All In One Diapers

Easy to Use/Trim

Longer Drying Time

Fitted Diapers

Very Absorbent

Bulky

Prefold Diapers

Inexpensive

Bulky and Have to Fold

How Does The Best Bottom System Work:

Simplify, simplify, simplify! Many may start researching cloth diapers, get overwhelmed and quit. Best Bottoms are YOUR solution! So easy to use yet comes with lots of options so you can get a customized system for your baby.

1. Adjust front snaps to achieve the size needed.

2. Snap insert into diaper.

3. Put diaper on baby and go!

4. When baby needs a diaper change snap out soiled insert and snap clean one in.

5. Put diaper on baby and go AGAIN. The Best Bottom shell is wipe-able and can be used multiple times before washing but you may want to air dry between uses but it is not necessary.

We recommend getting as many shells as your baby poos in a 2-3 day time period (for newborns count how many explosions they have!!). We have found that poo does stay on the insert most of the time but in some cases it may not (but it will stay in the diaper cover avoiding an embarassing mess!) Three different size inserts in several different materials available. We don't believe in a one size insert. Newborns and toddlers are not the same size so in order for a one size insert to absorb enough for a toddler it will be HUGE on a newborn. You may not need all three sizes of inserts and can skip the middle size - it is all up to you! We recommend approximately 24 inserts per size.

So to make it SIMPLE you will need approx 8-10 shells and 24 inserts per size. How easy is that?!

Fit:

Fits from birth to 35+ lbs. We added special leg gussets to help keep everything in, adjustable rise with four settings, and overlapping closure in both snap and hook & loop. This is a very trim fitting diaper so please be extra careful that none of the insert is sticking out of the shell. Also, after the diaper is on, pull the leg gussets out around baby's legs. This will guard against leaks and help avoid any red marks.

Choice:

Available in both snap and hook & loop as well as yummy colors inspired by ice cream! We are starting with 5 colors but will be adding more soon. Available now are Mint Chocolate Chip, Vanilla, Strawberry Shortcake, Blue Moon, and Chunky Monkey. We have taken great care to use color coordinating snaps for a great looking diaper.

Available Colors:

Blue Moon

Mint Chocolate Chip

Chunky Monkey

Strawberry Shortcake

Vanilla

Value:

Save tons of money yet still get the convenience!

Quality:

The highest quality of materials available have been selected with as much of the raw materials made in the USA as we could find. The entire Shell is made with USA-made materials! ALL of our products are proudly handcrafted in the USA at local factories helping to support the local economy and reduce our environmental impact. We use durable snaps and hook & loop, double layer of waterproof PUL creating a perfect no-leak sturdy shell with a wipe-able inside lasting for many washes.

Options:

We wanted to keep it simple but know that our customers want choices! We have created two different types of Regular inserts to snap into the shell for everyday use. You can mix and match meeting all preferences and needs. Both insert types are super trim making the Best Bottom one size diapering system one of the trimmest cloth diapers around. We offer each of our Stay Dry and Hemp/Organic Cotton inserts in three different sizes. Sizing is approximate and will depend on size and shape of baby as well as how heavy of a wetter.

Small: birth-14lbs, Medium: 11-22lbs, Large: 16-35lbs.

1. Our Stay Dry Insert consists of 4 layers of super thirsty microfiber topped with a super soft no-pill fleece pulling wetness away from baby's bottom keeping them feeling dry.

2. Our Hemp/Organic Cotton Insert consists of 5 layers of hemp/Certified Organic cotton topped with a soft layer of hemp/Certified Organic cotton fleece. This insert is so trim you will be able to have your baby wear jeans again!

Accessories:

We are also adding other optional inserts to accomodate for all situations. Our Overnight option makes cloth diapering at night with no leaks a breeze! Each Overnight insert consists of 6 layers of super thirsty microfiber made to fit with any Regular insert option of the same size. Snap in the Overnight option and snap a Regular insert on top - you choose if you want to use the Stay Dry option or Hemp/Organic Cotton option touching your baby!

Doubler option:

We have a doubler option perfect for heavy wetters or for a long nap or car ride. Consisting of 2 layers of super thirsty microfiber and made to fit with any Regular insert option of the same size. Snap in the Doubler option and snap a Regular insert of your choice on top!

Washing Instructions:

Oh so easy!!

1. Remove solids

2. Either reuse the shell until soiled or wash day. Separate shell from insert before washing. Fasten laundry tabs (if applicable).

3. Rinse cold, wash hot with 1/4-1/2 additive-free detergent, rinse (hot or cold).

4. Tumble dry or line dry. No fabric softeners or rash creams (if you need to use rash creams put a barrier between baby and diaper for example a flushable liner or reusable wipe work great).

We recommend washing every 2-3 days. We have found that the Best Bottom system washes beautifully as it takes up less space in your washing machine allowing more room for agitation getting your diapers super clean.