There are many benefits to cloth diapering, but I think the most indisputable is the money saving factor. Cloth diapers are a one time investment that can be used for many years (and even many children) to come.

Our main stash for Kendall was our bumGenius 3.0 pocket diapers. They made up a little more than half of the diapers we used on a regular basis (with a total of 13), and we also had some bumGenius Flip diapers and a bumGenius organic all in one thrown in there, too. While there were times we had some leaking/wicking issues from build-up caused by medicated diaper cream, they were definitely the most reliable diapers we owned. Now I’m prepping them for our second baby (with the help of some aplix refresher kits, my seam ripper and my sewing machine; I’m also going to be “rocking a soak” with some Rockin’ Green Soap later this week).

With the exception of a couple “girly” indulgences, we haven’t had to spend any more on diapers for this baby than we already spent on Kendall.  (I will note that I’ve been sent several diapers for review since then that will add to my stash, but I would certainly be able to get by on just what I had before if needed.) For those interested in how I broke down the cost savings, check out more here.

That’s why I LOVE this new initiative by Cotton Babies (the company that makes bumGenius). “Trim a Tree, Trim a Budget, Give Cloth Diapers” encourages those of us who have the ability to give and help others in a time of need to help families with infants by giving cloth diapers.

Jenn, owner and founder of Cotton Babies says,

Last year, we developed Econobum, a brand designed to reach out to lower income families who couldn’t afford to buy our more expensive brands. We made sure the products were high quality and packaged them in an affordable manner. For $11.95, you can purchase three one-size prefolds and a one-size diaper cover. For $48.95, you can purchasetwelve one-size prefolds, 3 one-size diaper covers and a reusable wet bag. You’ll be doing laundry every day or every other day… but it’s enough. If you do your wash in a laundromat, four of the Econobum Full Kit boxes would provide your family with enough cloth diapers to make it through an entire week of diapering… for under $200.

And as part of this program, Cotton Babies encourages you to either reach out to a family in need that you already know of or go through their website to make a donation.

This year bumGenius announced their new 4.0 diaper, which is just truly amazing. It accommodates bigger kids (Kendall wore it all the way up to 38 lbs), and you now have the option of snap closures or new and VERY improved aplix (like Velcro). Even more exciting, you can now get them in funky, mod prints from their Artist Series.

I had the honor of receiving and reviewing the Artist Series Chelsea Perry Tiny Socialite Collection diapers earlier this year and just adore them. I think style-wise they fill a niche in the cloth diaper market that hasn’t been addressed. They aren’t too cutesy, but very, very fun. And they’re just as reliable as every other BG 4.0 I own. I can’t wait to put them on baby girl!

And… bumGenius wants one of you to try out a couple of them, too! One lucky entrant will receive 2 bumGenius 4.0 one size pocket diapers in prints from the Artist Series by Chelsea Perry.

How can you win?
1. Tell me what your favorite Artist Series by Chelsea Perry bumGenius 4.0 diaper is (do this first for any other entries to count).
2.  Subscribe to my blog (leave a separate comment).
3. Donate an Econobum diaper to a family in need, or tell me about how you’ve donated cloth diapers to a family in need some other way. This one earns you FIVE entries (just leave 5 separate comments, please).

This is only open to those with US mailing address. The winner will work with Cotton Babies to pick two Artist Series diapers based on what’s in stock and available. I’ll use Random.org to draw the winner on Saturday, the 18th (unless I’m in labor). No guarantees these will arrive by Christmas.

Cotton Babies sent me the Artist Series diapers to review earlier this year. I have not been compensated monetarily for any part of this review or giveaway.

Good luck!

**Contest is Closed. Via Random.org, the winner is comment #201. Congrats Jenni!

211 thoughts on “Help bumGenius Help Low Income Families And Win Something For Yourself!”

  1. I think the Eiffel Tower is my favorite…but its really hard to choose. I also like the Concrete Jungle…and the Jet Setter.

  2. A few years ago I had a friend who’s boyfriend left her high and dry while she was pregnant with their second baby, I sent her 30 prefolds and 4 pro-wrap covers (and a sling).

    Cloth diapers have saved my family so much money. I bought my prefolds almost 9 years ago, and have used them on 3 babies, and 2 nephews, and they are still going strong. Over the years I have added some fancy diapers as well, but for newborns I love prefolds. We recently had our third baby and money is tight (like, food stamps tight), and to be able to skip buying diapers for 2 kids is a lifesaver.

  3. I bought a lot of different diapers when I was pregnant to see what I would like. They were all second-hand, and rather than deal with trying to sell them later AND deal with newborn twins, I donated them the ones I didn’t want to the Battered Women’s Shelter. (1)

  4. I bought two Econobum full kits for my cousin who is a single mother. She didn’t want to get into cloth diapers but once I walked her through how easy it can be she started to open up. For her shower I bought her the two kits (something that she NEEDS and will SAVE her money) instead of buying her a bunch of little things that she might not get a lot of use out of. The only thing that I love more than our cloth diapers is the MONEY that we save by using them!!

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  5. It’s a tough choice, but I think I’m liking the jet setter color. I’m secretly hoping this baby I’m carrying is a girl. =)I have plenty of “boy” BG 3.0’s, but if we have a girl I might have to indulge in some more girly patterns.

  6. I donated a set to a needy family. Thanks for making me aware that Cotton Babies was offering that. I had no idea!

  7. I would love to try out these diapers. I love the 3.0 but have not tried the 4.0. I really like Concrete Jungle and Jet Setter.

  8. Please tell me more about this “aplix refresher kits”. I love my BG 3.0 but the velcro is definitely starting to wear out 🙁

  9. Entry #3: My parents have nine kids and just had their youngest baby this last summer. As you can imagine, it takes a lot of money to support a family that large so I was thrilled to be able to offer my newborn stash of cloth diapers to cut costs. Now my sister-in-law is also pregnant with their second child and money is tight for them since my brother is in school full-time. I’m so happy to be able to pass my newborn stash to them next…and who knows? Maybe my DS will be potty-trained by then and I can pass along my one-size diapers too!

  10. #1 My baby sister is expecting a baby and with only one (pretty low) income they were freaking out about how to pay for diapers. Unemployment has just hit her area hard and there are no jobs to be found. I am gifting them with all the diapers that they will need to CD that baby so that they can shift that worry into excitement.

  11. #2 My baby sister is expecting a baby and with only one (pretty low) income they were freaking out about how to pay for diapers. Unemployment has just hit her area hard and there are no jobs to be found. I am gifting them with all the diapers that they will need to CD that baby so that they can shift that worry into excitement.

  12. #3 My baby sister is expecting a baby and with only one (pretty low) income they were freaking out about how to pay for diapers. Unemployment has just hit her area hard and there are no jobs to be found. I am gifting them with all the diapers that they will need to CD that baby so that they can shift that worry into excitement.

  13. #4 My baby sister is expecting a baby and with only one (pretty low) income they were freaking out about how to pay for diapers. Unemployment has just hit her area hard and there are no jobs to be found. I am gifting them with all the diapers that they will need to CD that baby so that they can shift that worry into excitement.

  14. #5 My baby sister is expecting a baby and with only one (pretty low) income they were freaking out about how to pay for diapers. Unemployment has just hit her area hard and there are no jobs to be found. I am gifting them with all the diapers that they will need to CD that baby so that they can shift that worry into excitement.

  15. I love Retail Therapy! I LOVE the Artist Series of BG’s. I use all BG’s and still have just 3.0’s. I do hope to add a 4.0 or two in my near future.

  16. Long before diapers were made our ancestors made do with cloth diapers. I have never been a fan of diapers except when you bring your kid out of the house. This is a great post!

  17. Try the nubunz diapers. Nubunz.com. You can buy the pocket diapers seconds for $5.50 (including 2 inserts). They are made very nicely, come in great colors, and they actually worked better for my babies than the bum geniuses. Made in America too.

  18. i am currently “refreshing” some of my older diapers to donate to a friend who lost her job this year and is due in late December this year, i will be giving them to her for Christmas! CDing has saved me so much money after the initial investment and i think it will really help her out!

  19. #2 i am currently “refreshing” some of my older diapers to donate to a friend who lost her job this year and is due in late December this year, i will be giving them to her for Christmas! CDing has saved me so much money after the initial investment and i think it will really help her out!

  20. #3 i am currently “refreshing” some of my older diapers to donate to a friend who lost her job this year and is due in late December this year, i will be giving them to her for Christmas! CDing has saved me so much money after the initial investment and i think it will really help her out!

  21. #4 i am currently “refreshing” some of my older diapers to donate to a friend who lost her job this year and is due in late December this year, i will be giving them to her for Christmas! CDing has saved me so much money after the initial investment and i think it will really help her out!

  22. #5 i am currently “refreshing” some of my older diapers to donate to a friend who lost her job this year and is due in late December this year, i will be giving them to her for Christmas! CDing has saved me so much money after the initial investment and i think it will really help her out!

  23. I gave 36 prefolds, covers, Snappis, and wetbags to a young woman who was unexpectedly expecting; she loves cloth diapering, and is spreading the word about the cost efficiency.

  24. 2. I gave 36 prefolds, covers, Snappis, and wetbags to a young woman who was unexpectedly expecting; she loves cloth diapering, and is spreading the word about the cost efficiency.

  25. 3. I gave 36 prefolds, covers, Snappis, and wetbags to a young woman who was unexpectedly expecting; she loves cloth diapering, and is spreading the word about the cost efficiency.

  26. 4. I gave 36 prefolds, covers, Snappis, and wetbags to a young woman who was unexpectedly expecting; she loves cloth diapering, and is spreading the word about the cost efficiency.

  27. 5. I gave 36 prefolds, covers, Snappis, and wetbags to a young woman who was unexpectedly expecting; she loves cloth diapering, and is spreading the word about the cost efficiency.

  28. I bought a couple diapers for my friend who’s due with her second baby and whose husband is out of work right now.

  29. 2. I bought a couple diapers for my friend who’s due with her second baby and whose husband is out of work right now.

  30. 3. I bought a couple diapers for my friend who’s due with her second baby and whose husband is out of work right now.

  31. 4. I bought a couple diapers for my friend who’s due with her second baby and whose husband is out of work right now.

  32. 5. I bought a couple diapers for my friend who’s due with her second baby and whose husband is out of work right now.

  33. My favorite diaper is the Free Spirit. I love the Clementine color in the BG’s. We just started cloth diapering and these would be a great addition to our stash!

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