Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Designer Diapers (and a Giveaway - CLOSED)

By now most of us have probably seen the new Huggies Jeans diapers and Cynthia Rowley's new designs for Pampers. As soon as I saw the little baby strutting his stuff in his disposable jeans diapers I immediately wondered if it was the disposable diaper company's answer to the super cute print cloth diapers, such as Happy Heinys cloth diapers which are available in prints or the new Thirsties Duo Wrap prints which are so super cute. Alas one may never know, but it does allow us to analyze them a bit!

First is the cost. On diapers.com the Huggies Jeans diapers are only available in two package sizes - Jumbo and Big. The Big pack is shown only in sizes 3, 4, and 5. The cost per diaper is .33, .40, and .46 respectively. If you read this blog a few days ago, Sara from Diaper Daisy did an awesome price comparison of disposables vs. cloth here. The Jeans diapers are .02, .05, and .06 more than the Huggies Supreme diapers Sara used in her example when comparing the same sizes.

When I plugged the numbers for using the Jeans diapers for sizes 3, 4, and 5 into Sara's example, and just used the regular Huggies Supreme for sizes 1 and 2, I came up with a total number of $2542.30. This is $247.91 more for using the "designer" style of disposable diaper for sizes 3, 4, and 5 in addition to the Huggies Supreme for sizes 1 and 2. What else could you buy for $247.91? I'm sure you can think of a large number of items, including a very nice double stroller which is what I've recently been pricing myself. I can also think of a lot more that I could purchase with the $1800 - $2000 that could be saved by using cloth from the start.

There are other factors to consider when looking at these "designer" diapers. Besides the obvious cost differential, they are still disposable diapers. According to Thirsties (a cloth diaper company), disposable diapers are the third largest contributor to our landfill and will remain in tact 500 years from today. Many disposable diapers also contain harmful chemicals such as Tributyltin, Sodium Polyacrylate, and trace amounts of Dioxin.

When considering which diapers to purchase for your child, or to give as a gift to others, please consider cloth. Using cloth provides a considerable cost savings, and allows you to wear "designer" diapers every day. DryBees Lacies are just one additional example of a super cute cloth option. Pair these with a sundress and your baby girl can enjoy the summer in style!

Never tried cloth before? Want to add to your stash? You may be able to get a diaper free! I will be giving away one free regular Happy Heinys One Size diaper in velcro or snaps to a lucky reader. To enter: CLOSED
1. Like Tender Loving Cloth Diapers on Facebook
2. Like Cloth Diaper Retailer Cooperative on Facebook
3. Follow this blog
4. Post a comment letting us know that you completed the requirements and telling us what your favorite Happy Heinys print is and a winner will be chosen via random.org
5. Only one entry per person will be counted
6. Contest ends 7/20/10

Amanda, Owner
Tender Loving Cloth Diapers
Find us on Facebook

104 comments:

  1. I like tender loving cloth diapers and cloth diaper retailer cooperative on facebook (stephanie gaffney) and I follow this blog.
    My favorite Happy Heinys print is either the silly monkeys or the cow print.

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  2. I completed all if the requirements!

    I'm a huge cow print fan, so that is my favorite. The pink hibiscus is really cute too though!

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  3. I like Tender Loving Cloth Diapers on FB!

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  4. I like Cloth Diaper Retailer Cooperative on FB!

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  5. Sorry-I didn't read ahead and left a comment for each requirement :( But I completed the requirements :) My favorite Happy Heiny's print is Pink Hibiscus!

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  6. I have done numbers 1, 2, 3, and now am doing #4. My favorite Happy Heinys print is the cow print. I hope I win! :)

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  7. I like TLC diapers on facebook.

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  8. I like cloth diaper retailer cooperative on facebook.

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  9. My favorite Happy Heinys pattern is the cow print.

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  10. I like Tender Loving Cloth Diapers on Facebook.
    sarah.robot at gmail dot com

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  11. I like Cloth Diaper Retailer Coop on Facebook.

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  12. I like Tender Loving Cloth Diapers & The Cloth Diaper Retailer Coop on Facebook.

    I love the Tie Dye, how fun!

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  13. I liked both sites on FB and I follow this blog.
    I like the Blue Squares diaper.
    flutterbyenature @ yahoo.ca

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  14. Completed requirements - I love the blue squares print

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  15. All requirements completed! My fav for sure is the Cow Print, I have it in wet bags and LOVE it!

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  16. love the Pink Hibiscus and cow print!

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  17. I like TLCD on FB
    kayla.dishon (at) gmail.com

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  18. I follow this blog
    kayla.dishon (at) gmail.com

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  19. I completed the other requirements and Silly Monkeys is my favorite print
    kayla.dishon (at) gmail.com

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  20. I Like Tender Loving Cloth Diapers on Facebook, I Like Cloth Diaper Retailer Cooperative on Facebook, I Follow this blog

    My fav print is cow hide

    mcintosh dot kimberley at gmail dot com

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  21. I like Tender Loving Diapers on FB.
    jennifer_atchison at hotmail dot com

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  22. I like Cloth Diaper Retail Coop on FB.
    jennifer_atchison at hotmail dot com

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  23. GFC follower!

    jennifer_atchison at hotmail dot com

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  24. My favorite print is blue squares! Sorry I entered so many times, I'm just now reading we are only supposed to enter once! :) I'll know next time!!
    jennifer_atchison at hotmail dot com

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  25. I have completed all the facebook requirements and I am following this blog. My hands down favorite print is the teddy bears holding peace signs! If I don't win it I'm going to withhold money out of my gas budget to buy it! LOLOL Who needs a car anyway?

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  26. I like Tender Loving Cloth and Cloth Diaper Retailer Cooperative on Facebook, I follow this blog, and my favorite print is Pink Hibiscus or Cow Hide!
    theaguilars at verizon dot net

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  27. I have fulfilled the requirements. I like the blue hibiscus print!

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  28. I'm a fan of both and follow the blog, my fav print is Pink Hibiscus.

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  32. have done 1 2 and 3 and my answer to #4 is cow print!

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  33. I completed the requirements! My favorite cloth diaper print by HH is the peace bears, but these are my fave diaper ever!
    mandalynn72756@yahoo.com

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  34. FB fan of both (Alesha Y Jacobsen), blog follower, and I love the Tie Dye Ocean!!
    garyandalesha at cox dot net

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  35. FB fan of both (Nancy Partin), blog follower, and I love the Cow print!!
    bwneyes100 AT hotmail DOT com

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  36. I did the requirements! And I love the Blue Squares design.

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  37. I am a fan of both on FB (samantha moore holcomb)! I follow this blog! My favorite print is the cow hide!

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  38. I'm now a FB fan of both, blog follower,and Ilike the Tie Dye Ocean or Cow print.

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  39. Like TLC diapers on facebook under Angie Dunlap Kelly

    Thanks!
    angiedkelly at gmail dot com

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  40. Like Cloth Diaper Coop on Facebook under Angie Dunlap Kelly

    angiedkelly at gmail dot com

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  41. Follow this blog under Angie K

    angiedkelly at gmail dot com

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  42. FB of both and I follow this blog. Love the tie dye!

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  43. I'm a fan of both on facebook and I'm following your blog! I love the Tye Dye Ocean diaper! I'm new to using cloth diapers so this would be helpful!
    rebeccaw2005@hotmail.com

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  44. I like Tender Loving Cloth Diapers and CDRC on Facebook. I follow this blog via GFC. I like Silly Monkeys!
    slang76@hotmail.com

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  45. I completed all the requirements and LOVE the groovy print diper.

    ser7632 @ yahoo.com

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  49. Sorry, just realized this giveaway you had to post everything in one entry. So

    I fulfilled all requirements! My favorite print is the cow print. Been drooling over them for a while :)

    zookeeperjessi@gmail.com

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  50. I completed the requirements! My favorite Happy Heiny's print is the cow print.

    madelinemiller at gmail dot com

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  51. I love pink hibiscus. baby will be here in Sept. very eager to try cloth diapering! It seems that the only way for me to get cloth diapers is online-I wish I could just see them first before purchasing.

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  52. I love the pink hibiscus
    I like TLCD on Facebook
    I like CDRC on Facebook
    I follow this blog!

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  53. I completed the requirements! I love the cow print! =)

    marriedgirlblog(a)gmail.com

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  54. I completed the requirements and I love the butterfly print HH!

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  55. I did all three. The tie-dye ocean print is perfect. I'm drooling!
    sandicriswell@yahoo.com

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  56. I like Tender Loving Cloth Diapers on Facebook.

    colljerr at comcast dot net

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  57. I like CDRC on Facebook.

    colljerr at comcast dot net

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  59. I completed the requirements and my favorite Happy Heinys print is Groovy!

    colljerr at comcast dot net

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  60. I a fan of CDRC and Tender Loving Cloth Diapers on on FB.
    I follow this blog.
    I like the cow prints diaper.
    jenignao(at)gmail(dot)com

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  61. I completed the requirements and I like the Blue squares diaper
    Abbie N
    flutterbyenature at yahoo dot ca

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  62. I completed all the requirements.

    I like the Peace Bears.

    bkaellis [at] fordham [dot] edu

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  63. liked both on FB and also follow this blog.

    My fav is the silly monkeys closely followed by the tye dye ocean.

    mnulteme@gmail.com

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  64. I am a fan of CDRC and Tender
    Loving Cloth Diapers on FB and I follow this blog. My favorite HH print is the pink hibiscus which we own, my next favorite (and on my list to get eventually) is butterfly.

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  65. I did all three requirements!
    And I love the Cow Hide print!
    lindseygalvez at gmail dot com

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  66. I completed all the requirements, my favorite print is the cow print!
    naturalbabygiveaways at gmail dot com

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  67. I completed all the requirements, my favorite print is the cow print!
    naturalbabygiveaways at gmail dot com

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  68. I have completed 1, 2, and 3! My favorite print is the Pink Hibiscus...with snaps!! Thank you so much!!

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  69. Completed the requirements! My favorite HH print is the cow print.
    crystalwright0106 at hotmail dot com

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  70. I Liked Tender Loving Cloth Diapers on facebook

    Ksgoodnough3808 at gmail dot com

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  71. I like CDRC on facebook

    Ksgoodnough3808 at gmail dot com

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  72. I follow CDRC on GFC

    Ksgoodnough3808 at gmail dot com

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  73. I compleated the requirements and i LOVE the cow hide print

    Ksgoodnough3808 at gmail dot com

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  77. I completed all the requirements! My favorite Happy Heiny's print is the blue hibiscus

    katiekstewart@gmail.com

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  78. Liked Tender Loving Cloth Diapers on Facebook
    Liked Cloth Diaper Retailer Cooperative on Facebook and Follow this blog! If I won I'd LOVE a cow print!

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  79. Completed 1-3, I'm liking the Sage with snaps HH! I would love to be able to try out a new dipe for my DS. =)

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  80. I completed the requirements and I love the HH Snap Pink Hibiscus
    Sticemichelle@aol.com

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  81. I completed all the requirements (Danielle R on FB). I like the tye dye ocean print.
    dani rudolph at gmail dot com

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  82. Follow this blog, fan on FB, like blue squares HH diaper.
    ktiegen@yahoo.com

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  83. Like Tender Loving Cloth Diapers on FAcebook
    cindcindy at aol dot com

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  84. Like Cloth diaper retailer cooperative on facebook
    cindycindy at aol dot com

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  85. following your blog
    cindycindy at aol dot com

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  89. I completed the requirement. My favorite is Cow Print!!

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  90. Completed requirements. My absolute favorite print is the Cow Print, but since I already have that one I am looking for the Silly Monkeys for my next HH dipe! :)

    kaye333 at hotmail dot com

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  91. I completed the requirements and I love the Lime HH diaper!
    babyfickas@gmail.com

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  92. 1.I Like Tender Loving Cloth Diapers on Facebook
    2.I Like Cloth Diaper Retailer Cooperative on Facebook
    3. I Follow this blog

    My favorite print is Blue Squares!
    imsosweepy { at } gmail { dot } com

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  93. The contest is now closed! The winner is... post #99 Mamahen! Congratulations!

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