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Thursday Giveaway: Dog Days of Summer
July 29, 2015 2:21 pm | by

We are in the dog days of summer. It’s hot, it’s humid and it’s hard to want to do anything other than sit inside by the AC.  

But you know, there’s still one way to discover a great outing even with scorching hot temperatures — all from the luxury of your home! The bumGenius Outing Wet Bag is must-have cloth diaper accessory! It’s a washable, leak-resistant bag with zipper closures and shapable handles, making it perfect for toting cloth diapers and wet clothes on the go.

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For this week’s giveaway, we’re helping to beat the heat by bringing the outing to you. One person will win a bumGenius Outing Wetbag and two bumGenius cloth diapers of their choice.

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To enter, tell us about one of your summer outings and what made it memorable!

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Eligible entries must be posted no later than midnight Eastern time, Thursday, August 6 U.S. residents only. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary to win. Winners will be drawn after the close of the contest and notified via email. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. We hereby release Facebook of any liability. All prizes must be claimed within 30 days of end of giveaway. Solid colors only.

About the Author

Brittney is a social media coordinator for Cotton Babies. She has three sisters, loves pizza and enjoys listening to obscure bands no one has heard of. Outside of posting on the Cotton Babies Facebook and Instagram pages, she babysits a few cloth diaper-wearing kids and likes playing with her dogs.

Comments

110 Comments

  • katherine said...
    August 5, 2015 at 11:09 am

    We did a cake smash for our son this summer and he wore a moonbeam bum genius diaper

  • Marian said...
    August 5, 2015 at 10:46 am

    We went to a butterfly house. The kids got to learn about butterflies native to our area. They also got to feed them and had a scavenger hunt to which they then received prizes for finding everything. It was really neat experience. The property also had a cute little playground and I took lots of pictures.

  • Melissa H. said...
    August 5, 2015 at 8:38 am

    We went to the zoo for the first time after my son was more interactive with his surroundings, and the look of amazement and joy on his face in response to seeing the different animals was hard to describe!

  • kbrands said...
    August 5, 2015 at 7:51 am

    We’re just about to go on “vacation” to see family, but we did go to a convention earlier this summer! What made it memorable was just being away from home for so long for the first time with a baby! It changes everything.

  • Sara P. said...
    August 5, 2015 at 5:48 am

    Spent many sunny days at camp in Maine just playing in the water with my LO. Loved every minute.

  • Lynn B said...
    August 4, 2015 at 11:41 pm

    We had a wonderful day at the zoo with my parents just this past weekend! Everyone had fun and we saw lots of adorable baby animals!

  • Jessica Hill said...
    August 4, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    We go to the beach every year. This year was especially fun because our 10 month old loved crawling in the tide pools and our 3 year old really enjoyed the waves!

  • Marquita Johnson-Busby said...
    August 4, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    We love to go to museum. Not only is is educational but we make it fun. I will research the museum to find out what types of exhibits they have and then make games out of them. My kids love playing along not realizing they are learning along the way.

  • Chrystal Swenson said...
    August 4, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    This summer we took our 4 kids to the water slides. This was the first time I’ve used cloth swim diapers and not had to get rid of a gross gelatinous chemical diaper.

  • Jennifer said...
    August 4, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    Going to the theme park with my kids.

  • Sherry Blamer said...
    August 4, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    We took our daughter to see fireworks. Her eyes lit up seeing all the fireworks. It was the first time she stayed awake for them.

  • Alicia said...
    August 4, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    We went to the river a few times, so much fun!

  • Morgan E. said...
    August 4, 2015 at 9:40 am

    Participating in a friend proposing to his GF. very exciting and fun!

  • Mea said...
    August 4, 2015 at 4:48 am

    I love going to the farm or farmer’s market. Being outside enjoying the breeze, the array of different vendors, good food, and organic produce…

  • Jutta P. said...
    August 3, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    I took all 3 kids (ages 4.5, 2.5 and 15 mo) and a dog to the beach by myself a few days ago. It was memorable because there was almost no wind and the water was relatively warm for where we live. The kids had so much fun rolling in the sand and the pure joy was contagious!

  • Hannah Baker said...
    August 3, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    This summer, our family of three got to visit home in Alabama (we’re stationed in Kansas), and were able to announce our new pregnancy to the family while we were there! We had just found out two days before we left on our trip, and were so excited to share the news that our one year old would be having a little brother or sister. It was also memorable because that visit will most likely be my husband’s last before his upcoming deployment.

  • Letha Adams-Mayer said...
    August 3, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    We joined the YMCA this year instead of taking a vacation. Our little ones love swimming there.

  • Kirby said...
    August 3, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    We got to go to Texas for my family reunion. The 3 year caught his first 2 fish with his Grandpa!

  • Suzanne said...
    August 3, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    We took our DDs to santa’s village and it was wonderful.

  • Kelsey said...
    August 3, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    Every year we take a family trip to Lake Mead, and this year was no exception. The only difference is that my husband and I became pregnant with our first child! After we found out about the pregnancy, we got to tell our family and friends in fun and special ways. Definitely a memorable summer!

  • Darla McAlpine said...
    August 3, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    Our favorite experience is normally the 4th of July parade & celebration. It is something we look forward to every year!

  • jennifer laur said...
    August 3, 2015 at 11:45 am

    we went camping this summer and one of the memorable points was figuring out the reason our 1 year old was so crabby, she was teething!

  • Elsa said...
    August 3, 2015 at 10:03 am

    We went camping with my 2.5 year old and newborn baby girl! It was wonderful to be outside enjoying the great outdoors!

  • Caitlin said...
    August 3, 2015 at 6:48 am

    We took my son for his first trip to the Bronx zoo. A perfect family day

  • Amanda Lea said...
    August 3, 2015 at 1:07 am

    We went to a local beach at the lake. It was baby’s first time swimming and it was so cute seeing them splash and enjoy the water!

  • Jenn H said...
    August 2, 2015 at 11:48 pm

    Last summer we all met at the lake for my sisters baby shower. it was the first time all 5 of us sisters were all together since my babies were born! it was great to introduce my kids to their aunts and uncles and cousins!

  • Gabrielle Tietz said...
    August 2, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    We went to the zoo and our daughter fed the giraffes for the first time!!

  • Lucy Mills said...
    August 2, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    We had a great 4th of July celebration weekend! It was the highlight of the summer this far! But we are hoping to do some camping in a couple weeks!

  • Julie Lake-Berton said...
    August 2, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    My husband is military and had to leave on deployment when our baby girl was 3 weeks old. He recently came back and took 10 days off to spend time with us. We made a few day trips to nearby towns but the most amazing days were when we stayed home. Just the 3 of us and I got to see him bond with our daughter.

  • kelly said...
    August 2, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    We went to the beach/splash pad yesterday. My toddler wasn’t a fan which was a bummer.

  • Gabby Dunai said...
    August 2, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    Visiting family down in Iowa.my son got to meet more of my family

  • Tanya said...
    August 2, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    We went to Lake Champlain, beautiful!

  • Kristina D said...
    August 2, 2015 at 9:24 am

    We took our baby to the beach for the first time this summer! The weather didn’t turn out to be great, but it was still a very nice memory, together with the whole family 🙂

  • cassie D. said...
    August 2, 2015 at 6:40 am

    Haven’t done much this summer yet with a newborn at home! Going to kansas city on vacation in a couple weeks though!

  • Heather M. said...
    August 2, 2015 at 6:08 am

    We took our newborn and toddler to see fireworks on the 4th of July with friends. We also enjoyed all American food…pizza and lots of ice cream!!!

  • Melissa B said...
    August 2, 2015 at 1:55 am

    This year we got to take my daughter swimming and she loved the water 🙂

  • Andra said...
    August 2, 2015 at 12:49 am

    We met family that we don’t get to see often at a park and had a dinner picnic! The kids played in the sprinkler there and we all had a wonderful time!

  • Jessica Lodge said...
    August 1, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    Taking my kids to visit my Aunt and Uncle on Whidbey Island. We go crabbing and clamming. We make s’mores around the fire pit. I just love that my city boys get to have a small town and outdoor experience.

  • jodi Armstrong said...
    August 1, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    My daughter loves camping so she asks to go every day. So we packed up and she helped us pack and put up the tent and she runs around the woods so excited and happy.

  • Jeannette Mills said...
    August 1, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    Taking the boys to see my parents is always a wonderful outing. They have so much fun with their grandparents and get spoiled rotten! 😉 I enjoy watching my parents love on my babies! <3

  • Sarah Stewart said...
    August 1, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    The most memorable outing this year is taking my kids to ride the ferris wheel for the first time at the Platt County Fair.

  • Julie said...
    August 1, 2015 at 1:14 am

    Really, the only getaway we’ve been able to take this summer was up to our baby son’s grave for his birthday. It, unfortunately, had to be a very short visit and we had to stay in the next town over because hotels were all booked up due to a rodeo. We didn’t do anything particularly memorable but family time is always nice.

  • Lindsay Jackson said...
    August 1, 2015 at 12:56 am

    The 4th of July was great this year. We got to spend it with tons of family and I loved seeing my boys have so much fun!

  • Trishelle Burchett said...
    July 31, 2015 at 11:58 pm

    One of our summer outings was a trip to the zoo. We had so much fun and I just loved spending time with my family. My daughter will be a year old soon and she just fell in love with all the animals!

  • Lisa W said...
    July 31, 2015 at 11:07 pm

    Recently we went to pacific beach in San Diego it was memorable because we saw my mom and she got to play with her grand daughter (my daughter)

  • Geneveigh Sewell said...
    July 31, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    We haven’t done much this summer since the baby is only 5mo and I’m wary of going on big outings with her and my 6yr old. We did go on a nearly 2 hour hike recently. It was really fun to see my older daughter get excited about nature as she led the way on the trails. The little one nursed and fell asleep in the carrier. It was so relaxing and was a great way to spend our afternoon.

  • Caroline B said...
    July 31, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    Our little family went to the mountains watch the stars when I bought my hubby a telescope!

  • serena said...
    July 31, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    Getting outside for a nice, relaxing picnic in the park is something so simple but made us slow down and enjoy life for a short while.

  • Katie said...
    July 31, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    Living in Austin TX the summers are quite hot, but my husband and I still consider outdoor play to be extremely valuable and we like to take our son to parks around town. Thankfully many parks in Austin have splash pad areas available for kids to run around in and cool off. During this one particular outing we had not planned ahead in bringing swim attire, however, we decided that our son had not shown a lot of interest in the splash pad areas and that we would be fine – (famous last words).

    In a half seconds time our 20 month old son is racing for the single, water-spraying dolphin in the park… fully-clothed… arms pulled back… a huge smile on his face… the water sprays on his toddler belly and he is so happy! My worries and concern about a lack of swim clothes or even spare clothes (none in the diaper bag) melt away and my husband and I laugh as we take a seat on the nearby wall to let him run around in the water. Sometimes all you really need is a happy baby and a dry diaper.

  • Amanda Stevenson Felton said...
    July 31, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    I took my boys to a local splash pad and we had so much fun running around and getting wet in the hot sun. Can’t wait to get back there before summer is over.

  • Sarah Hayes said...
    July 31, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    going to the beach with my daughter has been memorable. she loves being outside and we love to play

  • Laura F said...
    July 31, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    We had a fun hike/picnic this past Monday – my husband and two precious kids. It was my 3 year old’s first hike, and she insisted on carrying our picnic bag the whole .2 of a mile to the picnic table! Special day!

  • Lauren B said...
    July 31, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    We took our second baby to the beach for the 1st time! She loves splashing the waves and swimming in the pool!

  • Liz D said...
    July 31, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    Took my toddler to the splash pad and he loved it!

  • Trisha Chamberlain said...
    July 31, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    My husband and I celebrated our 25th anniversary one week after our daughter and son-in-law celebrated their third anniversary….with their 2 month old daughter. Luckily, we were all able to celebrate together as a family. We are military (husband has been serving for 27 years) and son-in-law has been serving for 4 years. Our youngest daughter is also home from college for summer, Kids were PCSing to their new duty station and were able to spend three weeks with us. Amazing times!

  • Sarah Crawford said...
    July 31, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    I think one of my fond summer outings is getting a snow cone. Simple I know, but it is something special to me and my family.

  • Stephanie Marcus said...
    July 31, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    We went to Charleston with the family to visit my parents. It was the first time my boys were able to go to the beach. It was a great memory.

  • Angel said...
    July 31, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    Disneyland. Memorable because Disneyland, obviously.

  • Julie said...
    July 31, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    I love taking my baby to the beach and sitting in the shade, just listening to all the sounds around us!

  • Britney Cooper said...
    July 31, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    The girls loved going fishing by the river.

  • Arielle Markley said...
    July 31, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    We are taking our 1 month old on his first road trip. We are going to Michigan for his great grandfather’s 90th birthday. The LO will get to meet family and visit the lake for the first time. It will definitely be memorable!

  • Stephanie M said...
    July 31, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    We just moved to California and took our daughter to SeaWorld for the first time. She had never seen any sea creatures before minus the occaisonal fish, and it was so wonderful to see her excited about this entire undersea world she never knew existed.

  • Mary Jane Vanderbles said...
    July 31, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    He 4th of July family get together my daughter got to set off her first fireworks this year!

  • Elizabeth said...
    July 31, 2015 at 11:57 am

    We took our baby to the beach for the very first time last week! He enjoyed both the water and the sand.

  • Cassidy Larkin said...
    July 31, 2015 at 10:48 am

    My husband and I are military are currently expecting our first girl, so we were able to take a few weeks to visit family Maine and have a baby shower for the little one! It was so exciting showing him my hometown and the beautiful sights that Maine has to offer!

  • Carmen Barnett said...
    July 31, 2015 at 10:42 am

    Going to the beach and letting the kids play in the sand.

  • Amy L said...
    July 31, 2015 at 10:40 am

    One of our official summer outings was the Fourth of July with our newborn, which was special because it was her first national holiday, and her first fireworks!

  • Melissa C. said...
    July 31, 2015 at 10:35 am

    We had an amazing trip to Vancouver! It was so nice to get out of our urban rat race and re-connect with each other and nature (while enjoying some really great food!).

  • Rachel B said...
    July 31, 2015 at 10:22 am

    We brought our daughter to the beach for the first time this year. It was great because we were able to “show her off” to family who hadn’t met her yet (she was a hit!) 🙂

  • Nisa said...
    July 31, 2015 at 10:15 am

    My 30th bday we went up to see Mt Rainier. Pretty epic

  • katie said...
    July 31, 2015 at 9:37 am

    My favorite summer outing was to a local small restaurant and it was memorable because it was my little one’s first outing with the whole family.

  • Hannah Black said...
    July 31, 2015 at 8:09 am

    Our favorite outing has been going to the beach, what made it so amazing was watching our little one love the sand!

  • Katie said...
    July 31, 2015 at 8:09 am

    Every little outing, the zoo, the aquarium, or even just the drive-in or the pool, are so fun with my two year old because it’s all so new and amazing in his eyes. Having a fun summer!

  • Janet Pratt said...
    July 31, 2015 at 7:56 am

    We took our son to the beach for the first time 🙂

  • Jessica Funderburk said...
    July 31, 2015 at 3:09 am

    July 18th was the 1 year anniversary of my father’s passing. My brothers, our families, mon and I went to the lake, cooked, swam, skied, took the boat out for 12 hours and just enjoyed each other. It was something our dad loved to do. It was a good day.

  • Maria Gonzales said...
    July 31, 2015 at 2:10 am

    We took our baby on his first trip to the beach. He had a blast playing in the sand. My husband and I love the beach, so we will always remember this first trip and how much fun we all had.

  • Sheridan said...
    July 31, 2015 at 12:40 am

    Going to the beach with family and watching my daughter run for the ocean was so fun and special

  • Keara B. said...
    July 31, 2015 at 12:35 am

    We recently got back from a vacation to visit my family across the state. Having my appendix removed during the trip definitely made it memorable! 😉

  • Brittany P said...
    July 30, 2015 at 10:36 pm

    Going to the waterpark near our house has been wonderful this summer. The most memorable part has been how our youngest has really come around, and started enjoying the water. Initially, he’d hold his feet above the water and refuse to go in. But now, he’s really enjoying it, and wants to go! However, it may have been easier on me when only the oldest liked it. 🙂

  • Hazey said...
    July 30, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    My most recent favorite outhing was going to the lake down the road from our house and spending the afternoon with good friends and family. I was still pregnant at the time, so my memorable moment was when I got so hot, I jumped in the lake, fully dressed! Was just what I needed!

  • Maureen said...
    July 30, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    My daughters’ favorite playground is next to our local library. One of our most frequent and best loved summer outings involves taking a picnic there, playing outside for a while, and then cooling off with some books and games in the library. On a recent trip there, the girls decided to open an imaginary ice cream shop under the slides. I bought many, many dirt sundaes at exorbitant prices. 🙂

  • Brandy Y said...
    July 30, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    My friends invited us over for dinner and swimming in their pool. While holding my 15 mo.old he started doing the telltale grunting. I peeked and it looked like a small BM so I went inside to try to change his cloth swim undies. I was wrong. He proceeded to have a massive BM, and since they were swim UNDIES.. It was a mess. Needless to say, I will be getting ones that unsnal on the sides or front!

  • Cara Williams said...
    July 30, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    We took my older son who is 3 to a theme park and he rode the roller coasters for the first time and loved it… Small ones of course!!! We want to take both the boys soon!!!

  • Erica P. said...
    July 30, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    Not to many outings this summer since baby is only 5 months old and southern summers are hot as holy bejesus. But baby did get her first taste of the swimming pool at grandma and grandpa’s hotel, and loved it! She spent an hour and a half floating, kicking, and splashing, and eventually fell asleep in the water. 😉

  • Kim said...
    July 30, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    We went to Eckerts to pick blackberries. Since we are on a tight budget, that was our special event for the summer. It was wonderful 🙂

  • jilliann m said...
    July 30, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    We had a big family 4th of july party. It was the first year my LO got to see fireworks. She was asleep the year before. 🙂

  • Jillian Herman said...
    July 30, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    I took my littles to the beach for the first time! Watching the boys get used to the sand between their toes and eventually run in the waves was awesome!

  • Heidi said...
    July 30, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    We love the beach! Watching the kids play in the sand and water is the best!

  • Elinor B said...
    July 30, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    Taking my son to the pool for the first time was fun. It took a while to get him ready in his suit and had and slather him with sunscreen. Once we got him into the water, he screamed like I had hurt him and let everyone know I was the meanest mommy in the world. That outing didn’t last long and we haven’t tried going back. Next summer he may appreciate it more 🙂

  • Amanda said...
    July 30, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    at the beach with my kids and my niece this past week. Fun!

  • Audrey G. said...
    July 30, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    We went to the beach with family. It was memorable because we were all together!

  • sharhan said...
    July 30, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    We had a great time at the aquarium this summer. It’s always a favorite food my oldest and it was the baby’s first trip. Plus we were able to see the rest of our family too!

  • Jessica said...
    July 30, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    My favorite summer outting this year has been taking my daughter swimming because it was her last day as an only child.

  • Anne Perry said...
    July 30, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    We’ve been attending protests and fighting for medical freedom.

  • Donya Jahnke said...
    July 30, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    We went to our county fair and it was so much fun watching my daughter ride as many rides as she could get to. She is so fearless. My son loved looking at all the animals.

  • lynna said...
    July 30, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    I love going to the beach with the kidos. One time my son decided he was going to run head first in the water. He is one lol. wetbags are perfect for the beach.

  • Rebecca Azer said...
    July 30, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    We recently went on vacation with our family. We went to a state park that included a ridge on a small mountain that looked over beautiful woods and farms, then we went to a pond and played at the beach. My toddler had so much fun playing with her cousins and swimming, it was definitely the best day of the summer.

  • Emily Roth said...
    July 30, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    One of our first outings with our 3 year old and new baby girls this summer was to a local minor league baseball game. So much fun and both girls did so well! 🙂

  • Alayna Robertson said...
    July 30, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    We haven’t had much extra to do anything big this summer, but one of the best times we’ve had so far was Fourth of July when we went to Gammy’s and watched fireworks and swam in the pool! Everyone has such a fun time! We love simple days like that where the family just has a great time together.

  • Theresa Hover said...
    July 30, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    This summer we went camping with some friends we haven’t seen a few years. You can tell you have a good friendship, when even though it’s been years since you’ve seen each other, the conversation flows naturally and you enjoy each other’s company more than ever. It was a beautiful weekend to camp, but the time spent reconnecting with friends around the fire pit was what made it most memorable 🙂

  • Sarah Sobocinski said...
    July 30, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    Took the kids to the science museum and mall of america. The kids really enjoyed the dinosaurs.

  • CJ Huang said...
    July 30, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    We went hiking, and the waterfalls were splendid!

  • Anna Pry said...
    July 30, 2015 at 11:33 am

    we took our kids to joyce kilmer national forest this year, the trees were huge and we saw lots of insects too

  • Nicole U said...
    July 30, 2015 at 11:29 am

    We went for a bike ride and stopped for a picnic lunch. It was the best because all the family was there!

  • Emilie H said...
    July 30, 2015 at 11:14 am

    My family and I go camping every summer. It is exhausting, but is also a great time to get away, get very dirty, and be active!

  • Kristen M. said...
    July 30, 2015 at 11:11 am

    Most memorable to me this year has been my baby’s first visit to the river. She went bravely in all the way with daddy and we’ve been back many times since.

  • Jill S said...
    July 30, 2015 at 10:02 am

    We went to the zoo and got to see our toddler connect PICTURES of animals to REAL wild animals in the zoo! Baby elephant noises are the best!

  • Dandi D said...
    July 30, 2015 at 5:32 am

    We went to see a big fireworks display and my son stayed awake for them for the first time. He loved it!

  • Melissa K said...
    July 30, 2015 at 3:24 am

    Not a typical summer activity, but my husband and I had a much needed date night to an orchestral event. It was quite the experience. I’ve never been to the orchestra before!

  • Kristin graham said...
    July 29, 2015 at 11:23 pm

    I would have to say camping at front tier town this summer with my favorite experience! To be able to sit around a fire and roast s’mores and sing songs with my family! Best memory yet!