Black Friday Winners (and November Giveaway)

It’s been a busy week filling Black Friday online orders and then our Trunk Show on Thursday, so thanks for all your patience!  Below are the winners for the Black Friday giveaways and our November giveaway.  I have listed names where they were written and ticket numbers when they weren’t.  If you are a winner, please email admin@babiesbottomsandmore.com before Monday, December 3 at 9 pm to claim your prize or we will pick another name.  If your original purchase was in-store, you may pick up your prize in-store.  If your original order was online/emailed and you do not live locally please include your shipping address and we will ship your prize to you.

November Giveaway (amber necklace): Tyese Little

Think Baby feeding set: Liesl Raikes

SoftBums AI2 pack: Blessy C.

Osocozy Flats: Kelly Carr

Hemp Babies Hemp Flat: Isela Rodriguez

Jellystone Chocolate Bar Teether: Jade McGraw

Econobum Package: Summer Ross

PlanetWise Sport Bag: Tracy Taylor

Hand-Embellished Burp Cloths: Isela Rodriguez

Rockin Green Diaper Pail Deodorizer: Meghan Jones

PlanetWise Nursing Cover: Jennifer Robertson

Lulu’s Extra Hard Detergent: Kristen Jones

 

Congratulations, everyone!  This is normally the part where I tell you what this month’s giveaway will be, but my 2 year old got into the super awesome nontoxic nail polish that it was going to be and mixed all the colors of nail polish together.  So give me a few days or a week to figure out if I can get replacements in time or if there’s something else around here that I should give away and save the nontoxic nail polish for another month.  And if you have a similar story to share in the comments so I don’t feel like my kid is the only toddler whose mission it is to use up every single last drop of Mommys’s sanity, that would be much appreciated!  Hey, just goes to show why it’s important to have nontoxic nail polish, right?

Black Friday Specials!

Babies Bottoms and More Black Friday Specials:

Babies Bottoms and More will be OPEN on Black Friday from 9 am to 1 pm.  We will NOT be open the following day, Saturday.  Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, November 20.  (And don’t forget our Holiday Trunk Show on Thursday, November 29 from 7-9 pm! Details here: https://www.facebook.com/babiesbottomsandmore#!/events/123576694466287/?fref=ts) If you can’t make it to the store on Black Friday, see below for instructions on how to email your order and still take advantage of sales & participate in giveaways.

We will be doing quite a few giveaways.  With every $10 you spend on Black Friday, you will get one ticket.  Put the tickets in the jar for whatever item you hope to win – all the tickets in one or spread them out to give yourself a chance at winning a bunch!  There is NO LIMIT to the amount of prizes one person can win… drop one ticket in each and you COULD win them ALL!

Giveaways:

ThinkBaby BPA Free Stainless Steel Feeding Set, includes 2 bowls with snap-on lids, fork, spoon, cup, and bento box with lid, value $39.99

Rockin Green Diaper Pail Deodorizer, value $7.95

6 pack of Osocozy flat diapers, unbleached 100% cotton, value $9.95

Softbums Echo Shell (Velcro, Blue Aliens) with a NEW Super dry touch pod, value $27.95

PlanetWise nursing cover, value $25

PlanetWise Sport Bag, value $27.95

Hemp babies flat diaper (great to use as a pocket diaper insert too), value $7.95

Econobum package, 1 cover + 2 one-size prefolds, value $12

Bag of Lulu’s Extra Hard detergent, value $14.95

Handmade embellished toddler-size prefolds/burp cloths, value $16

Jellystone chocolate bar teether

And then of course we have lots and lots of things on sale, at prices you won’t see again all year long!  Time to stock up, not only for yourself, but for every baby shower you’ll be attending in 2013! Some of these things have very limited quantities, so come early for best selection!

Breastfeeding

Undercover Mama nursing tanks 50% OFF! $12.48

Lansinoh Affinity breast pump – 50% OFF AND FREE 25-count milk storage bags, $69.50

Bebe Au Lait nursing covers 40% off, $21.00

Bravado Original nursing bras 20% off, $28.00

Cloth Diapering

Bummis Super Whisper Wraps 40% off – $7.65 each

Bummis organic prefolds (15-40 lbs) 20% off – $22.40/6 pack

Fuzzibunz Diaper Totes 20% off $9.56

Fuzzibunz Minky Inserts 30% off, 3-packs 11.95-12.95

Fuzzibunz One-size Elite Pocket Diapers, Buy 4 Get 2 Free (works out to 13.33 per diaper when you get 6)

Purchase a dozen prefolds or flats and get 1 free snappi or 1 free set of metal head diaper pins

CJ’s products 20% off

CJ’s BUTTer $7.20

CJ’s BUTTer Plus and CJ’s Spritz (for yeast) $7.32

EcoSprout (old packaging) 20% off – $11.96

Rockin’ Green limited edition holiday scent, Classic Rock $11, Hard Rock $12

PlanetWise and Best Bottom products, 10% off

Wet/Dry bags, 18.90

Hanging wet/dry bags, 26.99

Pail Liners, 14.85

Best Bottom Shells, 15.26

Best Bottom Inserts, 3.56 stay-dry, 5.36 hemp

Rumparooz pocket diapers 30% off – 16.45-17.85

EcoPosh one-size fitteds and wool 20% off – 27.96 (fitted) and 31.96 (w00l)

BumGenius Elemental (the one that is NEVER on sale!) 10% off, 22.46

babywearing

10% off Boba products,

Boba 3G $108-112.50

Sucking Pads $17.99

Boba Air $58.50

Boba Wrap $43.20

Demo ring slings 50% off

Zolowear $44.50

Hava $34.50

Sling Ezee $29.50

40% off discontinued MobyWrap colors and prints

Camo $26.48

Pink Tattoo $27.98

Jade Silk MobyD and Brown Woven MobyD $32.50

CatBirdBaby Babywearing Essentials Mei Tai, 30% off, $48.30

Beco Butterfly, $99!

other stuff

PlanetWise sport bags 40% off, $16.77

Reusable snack bags $2 each!

Scratch Me Nots 50% off – $12.48

Babylegs 50% off – $6.00 a pair

Ju-Ju-Be Be Hip Messenger Bags, 50% off, $40 (limited quantities and shipment has not arrived yet but you can purchase one that is on its way and we will let you know when it is ready for pickup.  No free shipping on this item due to size and weight.)

If you can’t make it to the store but want to take advantage of these deals and giveaways, please EMAIL your order to admin@babiesbottomsandmore.com.  Include the following: Name, shipping address, phone number, what you would like to order, and whether you would like me to send you a Paypal invoice or call you to get credit card info.  If Paypal, please let me know if the address you would like the invoice sent to is different from the email address you are writing from.  I will begin filling those orders on TUESDAY, November 27 in the order they were received.  Emails must be time stamped between Friday, November 23 at 12:01 AM and Monday, November 26 at 11:59 PM for sale prices and giveaways to apply.  In some cases discounts apply to in-stock items only; if your emailed order contains items that are not in stock we will contact you to arrange substitutions.  Priority will be given to in-store purchases… we will not start filling emailed orders until the store is closed for the day.

Home Sweet Diaper Store

I really need to take new pictures, this is two years ago

Some of you may not know this, but Babies Bottoms and More is in our home.  A few years ago when we got this crazy idea that there should be a local cloth diaper store (and later added babywearing and breastfeeding products), we weren’t sure how it would work with Elisa being a stay at home mom to 3 kids 5 and under.  I (Elisa) convinced my husband that we should put an air conditioner in the garage, cover the walls with shelving, and turn it into a store.  He was a little disappointed to give up his dream of a place to put a pool table and smoke cigars with the guys, but I secretly was thrilled to have my own space to fill with all my favorite things and then share with all my new friends (aka customers).  We started in just half the garage but have since grown to fill up the entire 2-car space.

(old picture, but you get the idea)

It has been a blessing to be able to work from home and still be with our now-four kids, but it’s not all just about me.  The unique home environment has its benefits for you too.

 

  • Low Overhead = No Pressure.  We have very low overhead to run the store, so we can afford to focus on what YOU need and not what WE need you to buy so we can pay the rent.  We’ll never pressure you to buy anything, in fact, if you want to stop by some day just to look around at what’s new and chat with friends, that’s fine with us!
  • Curbside Delivery.  We know that it’s not always easy to get a kid or three in and out of carseats and into a store, and we also know that Texas weather is not known for being the most cooperative.  So if your baby just fell asleep, or it’s pouring down rain or just plain hot, you can call us at 972-424-4994 and we’ll bring your order out to your car.  Now if they could just make drive-through grocery stores….
  • Flexible hours.  While our normal hours are Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10-2 (at the time of writing, please check our website for current hours if you are reading this in the blog archives), we understand that sometimes your mother in law is flying in to visit, wants to see these cloth diapers you keep talking about, and the only time you have available is next Thursday at 9 pm.  We’re able to set up private appointments to accommodate your schedule.
  • Kid-friendly!  We have a comfy nursing area and toys in our store, as well as a collection of baby carriers that you are welcome to use while shopping.  Plan a shopping date with a friend and you can take turns in the store while the other one supervises your kids and her kids watching a movie in our living room or playing on the swingset in our back yard.
  • Local pick-up when it’s convenient for you.  We understand that with kids you can’t always be on a schedule, and that if you can estimate to the nearest two hours that’s pretty darn good! If you place an order for pick-up, give us a call and let us know what day you will be in the area, we can pack up your order and put it on our front porch for you to pick up whenever you get around to it that day.

New Product – Best Bottoms AI2 in the store

I’m excited to tell you all that we just got our first (small) shipment of the new Best Bottoms all-in-two diaper today!  John Paul has been helping me test out my sample Best Bottoms for the past couple of weeks and we really like it.  Best Bottoms is an AI2 system brought to you by the same people who make PlanetWise wet bags.  Here are the pro’s and con’s of the system, particularly as it compares to the other brands of AI2’s we carry (SoftBums, Flip, and GroVia).

Pro’s:

-Double-layer PUL feels really sturdy

-Wipe-clean interior (unlike SoftBums or GroVia)

-Has the STRONGEST, STICKIEST velcro I’ve ever seen.  There’s no doubt this velcro can stand up to years of use. (GroVia has the weakest velcro of the four.)

-Leg gussets ensure a great fit (Neither SoftBums, GroVia, or Flip has gussets on the shell)

-Your choice of hemp or stay-dry microfiber inserts; inserts are sized S-M-L for maximum trimness.

-One-size shells are very adjustable with four rise settings.

-Cute bi-color shells with contrasting edges and a few cute prints.

Best Bottom inserts come in S-M-L

Cons:

-Limited prints on the shells.  More than SoftBums and Flip, which don’t come in prints at all, but not as many different prints as GroVia. 

-Sized inserts, although they increase trimness, also increase the price of a full birth-to-potty set of Best Bottoms to around $400.  Compare this to $200 for a full stash of Flip, $282 for a full stash of SoftBums, and $375 for GroVia.  (Still less expensive than pocket diapers or all-in-one’s though.)

-Best Bottom shells are sized to fit from 8-35 lbs so they won’t fit a newborn.  As with all diapers rated for 8-35 lbs, I say don’t count on them fitting till your baby is 10 lbs.  If that 8 lbs is in their thighs, it will fit, but if they’re a long and skinny 8 lbs, it will be too loose and leak.  The ONLY one-size diaper I have seen that will truly fit a newborn is the SoftBums, which will fit starting at 6 lbs.

We now have one shell each of snap and velcro closure, as well as one insert in each size plus a nighttime snap-in doubler in stock.  If you’ve been curious about the Best Bottom system, now is your chance to come check it out in our store!  We’ll be carrying Best Bottoms as special-order items at this time and hopefully working up to a full stock as we gauge interest levels.

My favorite Best Bottom shell color - too bad I have a baby boy!

Change 3 Things

We are so excited to be participating in the Change 3 Things Challenge 2011.  Parents all across the country are pledging to change 3 cloth diapers per day for one year.  If 100,000 families do this, it will result in 30-50 million pounds of prevented landfill waste, 100 million disposable diapers not purchased, and $24 million of combined savings!

Here’s how to join.  Click “like” at www.facebook.com/change3things.  Then just change 3 cloth diapers (or more!) per day for a year. 

For a limited time we will be giving away Change 3 Things silicone reminder bracelets at our store to anyone who makes the commitment.  Stop by and pick one up.  Not local?  No problem – just request a bracelet in “notes at checkout” with your online order.  (One free bracelet per customer, additional bracelets available for $1.25 each).

March Giveaway!

I am so excited about this giveaway that I’m posting it a few days early.  Instead of doing small weekly giveaways, which I was having trouble keeping up with, we’re going to do a monthly giveaway and make the prizes BIGGER! 

March in Texas is a great month.  March and April are pretty much the only months (except for October and November, in the fall) where we have nice weather.  We all want to take advantage of those times and go outside – to the park, on a walk, anything!  Babywearing makes this easier. 

So our giveaway is a Mobywrap gift set  that includes a natural-colored Mobywrap with matching hat and blanket.  It all comes wrapped in a gift box – perfect to keep for yourself or give as a shower gift. 

Mobywrap Knot Hat

Here’s how to get your chance at the Mobywrap gift set. 

1. Stop by our store and you can put your name in the jar.

2. Place any online order during the month of March and put the word “giveaway” in the notes at checkout.

Or, send a 3×5 index card with your name, address, phone number, and the words “Moby Wrap giveaway” to Babies Bottoms and More, 2964 Mark Twain Dr, Farmers Branch TX 75234.  But we think you’ll agree, the other ways of entering are much more fun!

Black Friday Specials

Here’s the scoop on Black Friday this year.  Those of you who like getting up at 3 am and hitting the sales, go for it, and then come to Babies Bottoms and More on your way home to crash.  Those of you (like me) who like to sleep in and avoid the crowds, I hear ya!  We’ll be open on Black Friday from 10 am until 2 pm.  Then we’ll be open Saturday by appointment only (as opposed to our normal open hours of 1-4). 

Black Friday Deals:

Rockin’ Green detergent is introducing a new, SURPRISE holiday scent.  We have a limited number of bags of this special scent in Classic Rock.  Normally, they’re $13.95, but on Black Friday they’ll be on sale for $10 each (limit 2 per customer.) 

With the purchase of a dozen prefolds (any size, regular or organic) you can get a Tweedlebugs one-size diaper cover for just $1! 

25% off all Gro-Via products!

Buy 5 Tiny Tush Elite one-size pocket diapers and get one free!

WOOT!  I just heard that we are authorized to give 15% off all Beco carriers! (Per Beco policies we cannot offer free shipping on any discounted Beco products.)

I will try to get these deals up on our website too.  They will be effective for in-store and online orders from 10 am Black Friday until 10 am Saturday.