Sunday, November 28, 2010

AMFC Sponsor Spotlight #8 *BabyKicks*




BabyKicks is another one of our wondeful sponsors for the A Merry Fluffy Christmas event coming up soon.

The specialize in pocket diapers, fitteds, and inserts which all contain hemp materials. This makes for awesomely absorbant dipes. Read on to learn more.

All info taken from babykicks.com.

Why hemp?

We use hemp because of its durability, absorbency, and it's natural anti-microbial properties. This means your baby will be protected naturally from bacteria, mold, mildew and fungus.
Furthermore using hemp, instead of cotton, really is better for the environment. Hemp does not deplete the soil; in fact hemp leaves return nitrogen back to the soil, which improves soil fertility, therefore requiring less fertilizer for subsequent rotated crops.

Interesting Factoids about Hemp:

Did you know ...
  • Hemp can displace cotton which is grown with massive amounts of chemicals harmful to people and the environment. Fifty percent of the world's pesticides are sprayed on cotton.
  • Hemp fibers are longer, stronger, more absorbent, and more mildew-resistant than cotton. The original Levi Strauss jeans made for the Sierra gold miners were made of hemp sailcloth.
  • At a volume level of 81%, hemp oil is the richest known source of polyunsaturated essential fatty acids (the “good” fats). It is quite high in some essential amino acids, including gamma linoleic acid (GLA), a very rare nutrient also found in mother's milk.
  • Hemp is good for the soil in which it's grown, as opposed to other crops that deplete the soil of nutrients.
  • You can't get high from industrial hemp.
  • Industrial hemp actually poses a threat to marijuana growers by cross-pollinating with their high THC plants, and greatly reducing the THC level in subsequent generations.
  • George Washington and Thomas Jefferson both grew hemp.
  • Ben Franklin owned a mill that made hemp paper.
  • Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence on hemp paper.
3G Pocket Diapers:



The BabyKicks 3g Pocket Diaper is a one size diaper that is incredibly thin and trim.  It features a luxurious inner lining that ensures only the softest fibers touch baby's most sensitive areas. The innovative micro fleece barrier design prevents wicking to the outside and special fleece leg gussets stop leaks and hold messes in while allowing airflow to help prevent diaper rash. No blow outs or inserts hanging out of the back of this diaper due to the front stuffing pocket. Side snap closures are long lasting, user friendly and prevent wing droop. Colorful snaps look cute and can function as an intuitive, color coded sizing guide (if you choose the multicolored snap option).  No cover required due to our super soft breathable waterproof outer shell.  Our 3g Pocket is sure to quickly become a favorite in your diaper stash. Especially with the unbeatable quality and value!





New Features:

Colors! Now available in your choice of 4 bright colors.

Comes with a  new One-Size insert

Unique Newborn snap closure for a secure and comfortable fit on the smallest babies.

Wider front panel at the top for increased size range and better comfort.

Wider pocket opening for easier stuffing.

Trimmer design for a better, more tailored fit with less bulk under clothing.

Thinner wings to accommodate chunky thighs.



Features:


One Size Design grows with baby from 7lbs/3.2kg to 40lbs/18kg.  The intuitive snap-down sizing system makes adjusting and finding the right size and fit super easy. You will only needs to buy diapers once, saving you time and money!


Bamboo/Fleece lining:  The incredibly soft inner liner (against baby’s skin) is made of luxurious 30% Certified Organic Cotton and 70% Rayon made from Bamboo. The material will remain soft, absorbent and silky wash after wash.


Air Gussets are made of a special fleece material and contain no PUL, which allows for even more air flow to help prevent rashes. The Soft fabric does not leave red marks on baby’s legs, but still protects against leaks and blow outs.


Front Pocket allows for easy stuffing of diaper and gives you the option to customize the absorbency.  The front pocket eliminates inserts hanging out of the back of the diaper and prevents solids from leaking onto the insert.


Side Snaps eliminates wing drop problem and are easy to use, durable and long lasting. The two rows of four snaps allow for separate waist and thigh adjustment and will give you a perfect fit. Side snaps are harder for toddlers to undo (no playing in poo), and make diaper easy to use as a training pant when the time comes. 


Waterproof Outer Shell removes the need for a cover. Our super-soft breathable PUL is waterproof and makes sure baby’s clothes stay nice and dry.



Organic Fitted Diapers:



This fitted does it all and when we dreamed it up we had your baby’s comfort in mind. Our premier organic fitted is designed to be the only diaper needed from birth through potty training. Made of luxurious 50% certified organic cotton for softness, 33% natural hemp for absorbency and durability, and 17%% polyester for stretch, this diaper will wrap around baby hugging every curve and keeping messes in. The diaper even comes with a free Joey-Bunz insert and the features include:

Great Fit:
This diaper will give you the flexibility you desire and your baby an amazing comfort and feel with its trim-fitting design – no bulkiness here – while providing a wonderful fit!

Side-Snapping Snaps:
Side snaps make changing a breeze and eliminate wing droop. Fold the diaper inside the pocket for a trim fit on a newborn, or leave the waist snaps slightly loose for easy up and down on a potty training toddler (you can use this fitted as a training pant).

Front Pocket:
The unique front stuffing pocket allows for easy access and virtually eliminates insert shift. The pocket feature on this fitted gives you all the flexibility in the world to add as much (or as little) absorbency as your child needs – be it during the day with an added Joey-Bunz Insert or maybe at night with one of our ultra-absorbent Pre-Folds.

One-Size Design:
Our one size design grows with baby and this truly is the only diaper you will need! There is no need to figure out what size is right for your baby or worrying about your baby outgrowing the diapers you just bought. Our BabyKicks Organic Fitted fits newborns (7lbs/3.2 kg) to toddlers (40lbs/18kg) comfortably and securely. The color coded snap-sizing system makes adjusting and finding the right size and fit super-easy.

Please Note: a separate cover is recommended
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BabyKicks is generously offering one lucky winner a BabyKicks package!

This package includes:

  • One 3G pocket diaper
  • One premium Joey Bunz
  • Three Washies
That's a value of $25!

Please note: The winner may choose any color except chocolate. In addition, BabyKicks portion of the giveaway is only valid to US residences. We apologize for any inconvenience.


If you would like to earn extra entries into their upcoming giveaway, please fill out the form below.


**Remember~ these extra entries are only valid if you complete the mandatory entry on the day the giveaway is posted.**


And don't forget about the extra entries for the other sponsors! The list can be found here.




On this particular Spotlight, you will have the chance to earn 4+ extra entries:
  •  "Like" me on Facebook (1 entry)
  • Follow my blog publicly (1 entry)
  • "Like" BabyKicks on Facebook (1 entry)
  • Visit BabyKicks (clean) or BabyKicks (not so clean) & tell me which video is your favorite (1 entry)
  • Spread the Merry Fluffy Christmas love by posting about the event somewhere public-blog, facebook, twitter, etc (1 entry per post)

If you're already a fan of either page and/or you already follow me, you may still click "done". :)



Here's a list of links you may need:

All extra entries opportunities will be open until December 7th at 11:59 pm est.



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