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Tuesday Giveaway: All in a day’s work
May 29, 2012 3:05 pm | by

Summer is full of fun – swimming, road trips, vacations, park play dates, visiting guests and more. However, as I’m sure you’ve already discovered, there is no vacation from parenting. Children still have to be fed, bathed, diapered and put to sleep, no matter what your calendar says.

Life is busy and even with our best intentions, it may not always be possible to cloth diaper, especially during times when you are away from home, don’t have access to laundry facilites or more. That’s why our Change 3 Things Challenge asks parents to change at least 3 cloth diapers a day. While we work diligently on advocacy, we understand that not all day care providers accept cloth diapers currently or there may be other issues that prevent families from full time cloth diapering. We feel three cloth diapers is manageable and attainable by nearly every parent. Each cloth diaper change saves trash from entering our landfills, so whether you change one cloth diaper a day or ten, it all adds up!
For today’s giveaway, we want to make sure you have the necessary supplies to accept the Change 3 Things Challenge. Each Cotton Babies prize pack this week will include 2 Econobum trial packs, a bottle of bumGenius Bottom Cleaner and a pack of bumGenius flannel wipes. This starter set is just enough to get your toes wet in the world of cloth diapering. Each Econobum trial pack includes 3 cloth diapers and a diaper cover, enough to change 3 cloth diapers each day. We recommend washing every other day, so two trial packs will get you through until laundry day. bumGenius Bottom Cleaner and cloth wipes are a great way to save even more money when you are cloth diapering.
To enter this week’s giveaway, simply tell us which parenting chore you’d like a vacation from. For me, I’d love a personal chef for a day or two so I didn’t have to think about, plan or cook three meals a day. What would you choose – laundry, bedtime routine, diaper duty or something else?

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For even more chances to win, check out the bonus entry opportunities in the widget above. Have a friend curious about cloth diapering? Encourage them to take the Change 3 Things challenge to give it a try!

Eligible entries must be posted no later than midnight Eastern time, Thursday, May 31, 2012. 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 e-mail.

About the Author

Heather is mom to four, born within 40 months (single, twins, single). She writes transparently about her chaotic household to encourage others through the twists and turns of parenting.



  • Lizzie B said...
    May 30, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    I would love a break from diaper laundry!! I love stuffing the pockets and puting them away, it’s the wash routine that drives me crazy sometimes. Regardless, I couldn’t live without my fluff!!

  • Caroline said...
    May 30, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Like Shelene said, I’d like a break from disciplining. My three year old has such a fresh little mouth! This must be the payback my mom was always talking about…

  • The Ellis Family said...
    May 30, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    I would like a personal chef to cater to my 3 sons with severe food allergies and asthma. Gluten free, caisen free, red dye free, and dairy free. This momma needs a break from cooking!

  • Sara Peterson said...
    May 30, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    I would like a break from changing out the seasonal clothes in the closet. I think that every time I go to get something out for my sons to wear the weather changes. We don’t have closets big enough to keep all seasons in all the time. Now Summer clothes sit out in the room waiting for a day or two or three to go through the clothes in the closet.

  • Anonymous said...
    May 30, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    I would like a break from cleaning the house Bc I spend most of my time taking care of baby and only have a few minutes a day for myself, there is a lot of housework that gets put off.

  • AJH said...
    May 30, 2012 at 9:58 am

    I would like a vacation from putting clean clothes away! I love to wash them, and don’t even mind folding them, but I seem to have trouble with the desire to put them away! pumpkinpatchdaycare@yahoo(dot)com

  • Mrs. Powers said...
    May 30, 2012 at 6:39 am

    I’d love to take a vacation from dusting! Maybe I just need to get rid of some of my knick knacks, but having to move them all to dust and then put them back is well, a chore! 😉 Not to mention that as soon as I finish I find pet hair and dust in the first room! Can’t wait till my little Punky jr. is old enough and excited to help and do the low stuff so I don’t have to bend over!

  • Sara said...
    May 29, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    I’d like a break from working and from cleaning bottles.

  • Shelene said...
    May 29, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    I’d like a break from disciplining.

  • Ashley-Raye said...
    May 29, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Dusting/sweeping. Between pets and living in Arizona, it’s impossible to keep the house completely clean . . . besides, I would rather cuddle with my baby girl than dust shelves!

  • Anonymous said...
    May 29, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    Breaking up fights and refereeing is my least favorite task.

  • Anonymous said...
    May 29, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    there is a break from parenting, it’s called grandparents!

  • theresa said...
    May 29, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    I’d love to take a break from working!! Just so I could spend more time with my lil one. That’s a parenting chore right? Earning a living…