bumGenius 4.0 Cloth Diaper Review from Greenpath Baby Cloth Diapering Store

by Jaime Weis on February 20, 2013

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Fall In Love with Fluff2Welcome to the Fall In Love With Fluff Giveaway, hosted by the GreenPath Baby Cloth Diapering Store, GreenPath Baby Blog and Happy Mothering. A group of bloggers has come together to help mamas fall in love with cloth diapers! If you follow all  the blogs in this hop, you’ll get multiple chances to win more than $270 worth of your favorite cloth diapers and accessories! If you have never cloth diapered before, here is a chance for you to win a whole and fall in love with cloth diapers!

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I have a pretty big variety of brands of cloth diapers in my stash, but bumGenius diapers comprise the majority – for good reason. My hubby won’t use the prefolds and covers (I once tried to show him how to fold them and use the Snappi. I could see him falling into a depression as we talked). The bumGeniuses are pretty much like disposables, so they’re his favorite!

This BG is in the color "Ribbit."

This BG is in the color “Ribbit.”

It’s great to have Bumgeniuses for my diaper bag as well – I don’t want to deal with a kicking, poopy baby (on whatever surface I can find to change said baby on) for any longer than I have to. Besides that, if it’s a diaper in the diaper bag, it’s often someone else who’ll be changing the diaper – usually an auntie or grandma, not someone as used to wrangling the prefolds as I am!

bumGenius diapers are sort of the “original” – they’re the diapers that pretty much sparked the cloth diaper revival, and the design has only improved since the original design was released. bumGenius 4.0 diapers are cut to fit larger babies, they have the option for either snap or aplix closures, the leg elastic is more easily replaceable than previous styles, and there are several new innovations to prevent leaks at the legs and tummy.

Each diaper comes with two inserts – a newborn insert, and a one-size for older babies. I tend to use the newborn insert alone for my 5 week-old, and both inserts for my 2 year old. The inserts are trim enough that my 2 year old can walk easily even with a double-stuffed diaper. With one insert on the baby and two on the toddler, the average time between diaper-changes is about the same for both of them – 3 to 4 hours.

Here's Baby A (5 weeks old) modeling the gap-free fit at the legs.

Here’s Baby A (5 weeks old) modeling the gap-free fit at the legs.

I was able to review this bumGenius 4.0 diaper courtesy of Greenpath Baby – a small, mom-owned shop based in Jupiter, Florida. Greenpath Baby hosts monthly cloth diapering classes where new parents can get together, learn about life with fluff, and let their babies play together (basically, a playdate for parents *and* kids).

Greenpath Baby also features WAHM-made products in their stores, helping to support more moms who want to be home with their babies! Vanessa, Greenpath Baby’s owner, and Christina, the Event Planning Director, personally tested out each cloth diapering system and product before determining which ones they’d carry in the store. If they carry the item, then it works well and is worth the price. The prices are comparable to other retailers, and shipping is flat rate ($5! Not too shabby!).

Given the choice of where to purchase cloth diapers, knowing that the cost would be very similar at a number of retailers, it’s always preferable to purchase ethically. Greenpath Baby supports sustainability, small and local businesses, work at home moms and community – in terms of ethics, you really can’t beat that!

The Giveaway

One reader will win a BumGenius 4.0 cloth diaper during the Fall In Love with Fluff Giveaway Hop. To enter, simply complete the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!
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About Jaime Weis

Jaime is a wife, a mom, a writer, an illustrator and an aspiring homesteader. She and her hubby hope to raise their little ones to love life and live simply.

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1 Danielle February 21, 2013 at 5:19 am

I learned that VitaMomma prenatals are coated so they won’t make you gag. My sister is almost out of prenatals and could use something like that.

If that was the wrong link in the raffle copter… I really like BG products because of their “butterfly” tabs. We haven’t tried the 4.0 yet, so it would be nice to try it out.

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2 Trista
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/bellavala
February 21, 2013 at 6:03 am

I like how the company will donate $1.00 to helping improve maternal care around the world. I also like the no nausea idea of these.

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3 Janelle Tierney February 21, 2013 at 6:59 am

Love BG dipes and could always use more!

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4 Jessica
Twitter: jefishr
February 21, 2013 at 8:15 am

I want to win because I could always use more cloth diapers.

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5 Sara Swanson February 21, 2013 at 8:46 am

Love that they donate $1.00 to helping improve maternal care around the world through their Mamas helping Mamas program!

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6 Jessica February 21, 2013 at 8:54 am

This is so great! I’ve always known that I want to use cloth diapers when I have a baby. People think I’m crazy but I think they’re crazy! :) I don’t have a baby yet but this will be great to have for when we start trying later this year.

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7 Breanna Maravy February 21, 2013 at 8:55 am

It’s great that a donation is made with each purchase on vitamamma!
I am thinking about cloth diapers for number 3 and this would be a great way to try it!

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8 Jessica February 21, 2013 at 8:58 am

I’m sorry I forgot to write something that I learned from vitamamma. I can’t believe that out of nine prescription vitamins only three release the amount of folate that is needed. That is insane. I’ve heard people say that they’re all the same and just buy the cheaper versions. I think everyone needs some educating! :)

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9 Allyson Bossie February 21, 2013 at 9:01 am

It’s for prenatal vitamins? Supposedly they don’t make you gag because of the coating
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10 Carrie C February 21, 2013 at 9:48 am

I learned that for every bottle of BabyMamma purchased, VitaMamma will donate $1 to improving maternal health around the world. They also have a Preggo Calendar!

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11 Brittany February 21, 2013 at 10:41 am

I want to win because I want my new baby to have the best on his butt.

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12 sam February 21, 2013 at 11:13 am

I would love to try an AIO! Never have!

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13 Michelle Lee February 21, 2013 at 11:28 am

I learned Green Path Baby has cloth 101 classes. And I want to win because this is my favorite diaper and I wish I had more!

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14 natalie nichols
Twitter: natnattynatalie
February 21, 2013 at 11:37 am

i would like to win because I am trying to get ready for my next little one

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15 Purposeful Homemaking
Twitter: Purpose Home
February 21, 2013 at 11:57 am

I want to win b/c I have a baby on the way and this will be my first time using cloth diapers w/a newborn. I don’t have that many so need to add to my stash!
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16 Kelly Tanner
Twitter: girlfloyd
February 21, 2013 at 1:08 pm

I learned that they are a small, mom-owned, natural parenting store located in Jupiter, FL. I love their products!

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17 Ranu Tanu February 21, 2013 at 2:12 pm

I learned that they offer monthly cloth diapering classes and also free local delivery!

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18 Beth Rees February 21, 2013 at 2:13 pm

I learned that for every bottle of BabyMamma purchased, VitaMamma will donate $1 to improving maternal health around the world.

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19 Glory Bea February 21, 2013 at 2:46 pm

I have just started cloth diapering and am in love with fluff. I am entering all the giveaways I can find to build my stash, but haven’t won anything yet. It would be great to win this one.

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20 Amanda Alvarado February 21, 2013 at 3:31 pm

I learned they are a small, mom-owned natural living store in Florida

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21 catherine ly February 21, 2013 at 4:52 pm

i learned that GreenPath baby is located in Jupiter, FL

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22 Randi February 21, 2013 at 4:55 pm

I would love to win because we are expecting baby #2 and hope to cloth diaper…but need to do so on a tight budget!! FREE fits that budget nicely;)

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23 sadie February 21, 2013 at 6:01 pm

I would love love to win to help build a good stash of diapers for my first cloth diapering experience..I can not afford to try every diaper and I would like to try as many as I can to see what will work best for our family!!

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24 sadie February 21, 2013 at 6:03 pm

I would love love to win to help build a good stash of diapers for my first cloth diapering experience..I can not afford to try every diaper and I would like to try as many as I can to see what will work best for our family!! I have heard good things about this diaper :-)

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25 Bekah Kuczenski
Twitter: MrsKucz
February 21, 2013 at 6:45 pm

I learned that they are located in Florida!!

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26 Sarah Lewis February 21, 2013 at 10:43 pm

I’d love to win because I’m just starting down the road to cloth diapering and would love to start building up my stock!

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27 Melanie February 22, 2013 at 6:28 am

I want to win because this is my go-to nighttime diaper and I could use another!

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28 William Randall February 22, 2013 at 9:21 am

Wash no more than 18 diapers at a time.
New to CD and need to build my stash and found out what diapers work best!!

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29 Lacey j February 22, 2013 at 9:54 am

I would love to win so I can have a chance to try a BG!

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30 Cristi February 22, 2013 at 11:17 am

I am wanting to switch to cloth diapers, I have read wonderful things about BumGenius and would love to win one!

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31 Whitney February 22, 2013 at 12:28 pm

I’m due in August and I’d love to win! First baby :)

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32 Rachel February 22, 2013 at 5:32 pm

I learned that the Event Planning Director’s son has been diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and that’s what prompted her to want to use more natural products.

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33 Heather February 22, 2013 at 6:39 pm

I want to win because we’re putting together our stash for our first child.

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34 Valerie S February 22, 2013 at 7:53 pm

I want to win b/c it is our first child and it would help offset the cost of building a whole new stash!

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35 Melissa K February 22, 2013 at 8:02 pm

I had never seen Candy Shoppe Wool Dryer Balls. These are really cute.

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36 christine k. February 23, 2013 at 6:22 am

i love that they are mother-owned and they donate to help improve maternal care!

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37 Katie W February 23, 2013 at 9:29 am

I didn’t know rumparooz made a bamboo soaker. GreenPath Baby is the only place I’ve seen it and I’d like to give one a try. My stash is pretty small and mostly BGs. I’d love to add more to save the wear and tear of washing every day.

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38 Danielle February 23, 2013 at 9:56 am

I love that it is all natural store, and it has so many natural baby items to choose from! I want to win because I am trying to win as many cloth diapers before baby number 2 comes because we want to use cloth!

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39 Tosia February 23, 2013 at 4:49 pm

I would like to win because I am a fluff addict and I don not own a Bumgenius 4.0 cloth diaper yet and as we all know you can never have too much fluff!!!!!

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40 nicole lewis
Twitter: nicolelewis33
February 23, 2013 at 5:24 pm

i like that they sell everything i could possibly need for cloth diapering our little one

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41 Ashley Suzanne February 23, 2013 at 7:12 pm

I love bum genius and the quality of them!

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42 Aubree Faunce February 23, 2013 at 9:36 pm

Rumparooz Prints Snap One Size Cloth Diaper, need more diapers for my twins!!

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43 Kathy S. February 24, 2013 at 6:58 am

I learned that it is best not to use dreft detergent and use no fabric softener

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44 Deborah February 24, 2013 at 8:53 am

I learned that they have $5 flat rate shipping everyday!

I want to win this for my grandson who will be arriving this spring!

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45 Lily Ivey February 24, 2013 at 9:17 am

I like that everything they carry in their store is something they have personally tried.

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46 Trisha W. February 24, 2013 at 10:29 am

I would like to win to help a mom in need start her CD stash.

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47 Miranda February 24, 2013 at 2:53 pm

I learned about using dawn to strip diapers…I use white vinegar sometimes on the rinse cycle after detergent…Wonder if yall have tried this?! Thanks for the giveaway would be so awesome to win!

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48 Becca February 24, 2013 at 3:53 pm

We are also expecting our first and would love to win to help us get started with cloth diapering!

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49 Linda February 24, 2013 at 3:59 pm

I like that they have a flat $5 shipping fee. I would like to win this for my 7 month old!

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50 Hannah Ezinga February 24, 2013 at 4:48 pm

I learned that they offer quite a variety of items!

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51 Andrew L. February 24, 2013 at 6:58 pm

I really like that they have a Green Baby Registry available on the site.

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52 Lianne February 24, 2013 at 9:28 pm

I want to win so I can start building a stash for our future LO! :) So many options!

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53 Sarah Hayes February 24, 2013 at 10:31 pm

i learned tht they have many of the top baby brands. id love to win bc these are great diapers!

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54 Jessica Snow February 24, 2013 at 10:42 pm

I love the fact that they believe in green living and cloth diaper advocacy.

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55 Jenni Kettenburg February 25, 2013 at 11:33 am

I think its neat that they donate money to a good cause!

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56 desiree February 26, 2013 at 6:23 pm

there is some thinks i really like one is the ball for the dryer and then the pre folds and then the leggins

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57 Laura February 26, 2013 at 10:05 pm

I’d love more diapers for my stash!

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58 Wendy Mastin February 27, 2013 at 2:13 pm

I would like to win, because my daughter wants to us cloth diaper on my first grandson who will be born in April and this would be great for her to see how this brand works.

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59 Isaac February 27, 2013 at 9:05 pm

i learned they donate money for maternal health care around the world.

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60 holly February 28, 2013 at 9:46 am

I learned that it is run by moms who support WAHM and products they believe in.

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61 Katy C. February 28, 2013 at 11:24 am

I learned that they have a cloth diapering class just like we have in our community! They’re great!

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62 stephanie kandray
Twitter: stephkandray
February 28, 2013 at 6:03 pm

i love their selection!
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63 Katherine Dixon February 28, 2013 at 7:00 pm

I would love to win to see why my friends love BG

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64 Bree S. (Zuel O'malley) February 28, 2013 at 8:41 pm

I didn’t know you were only supposed to wash a certain amount at a time. Its good to know as i’m planning for baby and would have dumped as much as my washer could fit in there.

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65 Heather R February 28, 2013 at 9:25 pm

I would like to win because I’m new to cloth diapering and I have heard so many good things about BG…I’m trying to build up a good stash!!

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66 Sarah Jane
Twitter: wifemummynurse
March 1, 2013 at 10:41 am

Love that they support WAHMs.
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67 Lea Perkins March 1, 2013 at 6:10 pm

They offer savings for bundle packages.

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68 Betty J. March 1, 2013 at 7:34 pm

I found some Natural teething cream. I had no idea it was even made! That might come in handy!!!

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69 Nikki P March 1, 2013 at 7:46 pm

I would love to win this diaper to try on my little one due this summer!

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70 Emily @ Love{&}Bugs March 2, 2013 at 4:47 pm

I want to win because these are one of my favorite diapers and we have a new little peanut coming soon. Two in diapers again!
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71 Elizabeth Wisniewski March 3, 2013 at 5:10 am

I would love to get one of the diaper bundles. Either the 12 bumgenius snap, or the Kawaii mix and match.

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72 Sarh S
Twitter: jjcjejmami
March 3, 2013 at 10:23 am

I like the Kawaii Heavy Wetter OS Aloha in Black!
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73 One Southern Girl March 3, 2013 at 4:14 pm

I’d love to try a bumGenius.. I’ve heard a lot of good things about them and they have some great prints.

When I saw that Green Path Baby was in Jupiter, I was really hoping it was in Georgia since I’m someday hoping to go visit a cloth diaper store! Kinda disappointed they were in FL! :)
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74 Janine Fowler March 4, 2013 at 2:36 am

I want to try the new Bum Genius because they have such a good reputation but I don’t have the best experience with them. They were the first cloth dipes we tried and they didn’t hold up well — Not sure if it’s just because we were newbies and didn’t take great care of them, but we need a re-do!

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75 Heidi B March 4, 2013 at 12:47 pm

I learned that Greenpath baby is based out of Jupiter, FL!

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76 Paula March 4, 2013 at 7:27 pm

My kids are grown and now having babies of their own! I have two grandbabies in cloth diapers and a great-grandbaby on the way who will be using them, as well!

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77 Erin March 5, 2013 at 1:55 pm

Hoping to win so I can finally say I have a BG in my stash LOL! Plus, really, they look like they’re fantastic! Thanks for the chance :)
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78 Caitlin Myers March 5, 2013 at 5:33 pm

I only have some newborn BG diapers and I’d like some bigger sizes as my daughter grows.

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79 All Natural Katie March 5, 2013 at 6:02 pm

I would love to try Piggy Paint
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80 Charity
Twitter: stsupermom
March 5, 2013 at 8:21 pm

I would love to try the Kawaii diapers.
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81 Rowenna March 6, 2013 at 8:16 am

I want to win because I’m brand new at this and just starting to build a fluff stash!

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82 Nesca C March 7, 2013 at 10:02 am

i would like to win because i always see people talking about how awesome cloth diapers are and i would like to try them out

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83 Kelly J March 7, 2013 at 7:29 pm

Would love to try cotton diapers and have heard BumGenius are just the best! Good for my wallet, the baby, and the environment :)

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84 Alexis Bertch March 8, 2013 at 7:40 am

Rumparooz is their best selling diaper brand. :)

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85 SOPHIE March 8, 2013 at 12:32 pm

I can’t wait so start cloth diapering my 24 weeker when her gets out of the nicu in 3 weeks :)

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86 bonnie r March 8, 2013 at 9:14 pm

i want to win becuase im having a boy this time and i really need to stock up on boy color diapers lol i dont think he would mind wearing pink and flower diapers lol but i know his daddy would

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87 judi
Twitter: juditupp
March 9, 2013 at 1:52 pm

I would love to win to help build up my stash! I’ve been using the same 12 pockets that I bought used for the last 7 months and some of them are getting tired!

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88 Kimberlie March 9, 2013 at 3:20 pm

I want to win because bG are my all time favorite cloth diapers and it is fun to win something you know you’ll love.

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89 Krystal G. March 9, 2013 at 5:34 pm

I learned that GreenPath Baby offers $5 flat-rate shipping.

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90 Catherine BW March 9, 2013 at 6:51 pm

Never tried BG but wanting to so hoping to win!

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91 Laura March 10, 2013 at 3:58 pm

i love that bumgenius is made in the USA!

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92 patricia b March 10, 2013 at 7:21 pm

I want to win because several of the diapers in my stash were used by at least 2 babies before they were given to me for my little man. They have seen better days, and could use replaced.
I learned that Green Path Baby holds monthly cloth diapering classes to help out new to cd families

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93 Libby C March 10, 2013 at 10:10 pm

I am transitioning from a newborn cloth rental to a permanent stash, and would love to try a BG. I’ve heard so many great things about them!

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94 sara d March 11, 2013 at 3:54 pm

I would really love to win b/c I just LOVE CDing and BGs are my faves!

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95 Emily March 11, 2013 at 10:44 pm

My baby boy is due here in 8 days! I’m going to start cding from the beginning and have become obsessed with diapers! So the more to add to my collection the better!

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96 Caroline March 12, 2013 at 5:48 am

We just found out we are pregnant and I would love to get us started with cloth diapers!! This would be a huge blessing!

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97 Laura March 12, 2013 at 6:34 am

I want to win because my sister cloth diapered her two girls, and she really sparked my interest in it. I do not have children just yet, but am trying to prepare a stash of cloths so I am ready when its their time to arrive!

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98 Becky Worthman March 13, 2013 at 11:08 am

I want to win becuase BGs are my favorite, go-to diaper, you can never have enough!

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99 Stacey Wilson March 13, 2013 at 12:36 pm

I would love to win because I just started CDing and I’m trying to build up my stash. I have one bumgenius and love it! And the GreenPath Baby site is super cool, they have a lot of cute diapers and good prices!

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100 kim johnson March 13, 2013 at 2:14 pm

I would love to win because I would love to try a BG 4.0

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101 Melanie L. March 13, 2013 at 5:42 pm

I would like to win because I like BG and could use some more.

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102 Penny March 13, 2013 at 6:10 pm

I learned that they are based in Jupiter, FL and are mom-owned!

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103 Britni Bradford March 13, 2013 at 8:22 pm

I would love to win because I’ve heard great things about the BG 4.0 diapers. We haven’t tried any yet though.

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104 isis
Twitter: bayareamommycom
March 14, 2013 at 1:10 am

Rumparooz NEW Colors Snap Peacock
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105 Sarah Walker
Twitter: starcrossed22
March 14, 2013 at 3:29 am

I learned to Wash no more than 18 diapers at a time.
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106 Deanne A. March 14, 2013 at 10:09 am

I’d love to win! We really like our bg 3.0 diapers, so I’d love to try out the 4.0

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107 Nicole Gutermann March 14, 2013 at 2:31 pm

I’d love to win because BG 4.0s in Aplix are one of the three diapers we use for daycare.
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108 Stephanie O March 14, 2013 at 6:18 pm

They have a $5 flat rate shipping rate.

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109 Monica Howell March 14, 2013 at 7:47 pm

I would love to win because the 4.0 fit my 6 week old perfect, but we only have 4!

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110 Shannon Reed March 18, 2013 at 5:56 pm

Love the new bum genius diapers because I have a large baby- the fit is awesome!

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