Monday, July 13, 2009

Monkey Bizness Cloth Diaper Review & Giveaway

Monkey Bizness is a shop that makes and sells cloth diapers and covers, bibs, bags, sock dolls, and *drumroll* patented photo albums that look like cloth diapers. I can show you better than tell you about these unique items, though. View and behold:


This would be the bag that I want.


This would be the diaper-photo album.



The owner began by making sock dolls years ago and has since delved into the cloth diapering world. She makes fitted diapers secured by Velcro, and also offers fleece covers in an array of sizes and styles. Monkey Bizness sent us a fitted diaper in a flower print to try along with a doubler for the inside. It was the first fitted diaper that we've ever tried and we think it's great! For the long term, we prefer snaps, but I've found that the Velcro on this diaper allows me to put the diaper on Amara quicker and easier (especially good for her "on-the-go" attitude these days...) and also stays on well.

It's a trim diaper and best for day time, although we have used it with a PUL cover at night with no leaking problems. The doubler included didn't match the diaper (a dark green/gray color), but honestly, no one sees it anyway and it did its job regardless! The diaper and doubler have held up through a month of wearing and washing with no signs of distress on either the fabric, seems, or Velcro.

These diapers are very easy to use, and will work well under any cover because of their trimness. The best part about them, though? The price! Monkey Bizness is dedicated to providing cloth diapers to families on a budget and it shows. Her diapers are very reasonably priced at $6.00-$8.00 a piece, and her fleece covers (whose cut looks really stylish for cloth diapers, by the way) at only $6.00 a piece. Along with any orders (you could stock up quick here), you also get a goodie-bag filled with things from other small businesses, like wax tarts, pencils, or confetti soap, as well as a cloth wipe from her!

Monkey Bizness is offering one of my winner's the opportunity to receive a diaper from her for FREE. You'll need to visit her website and pick the diaper and size that you want, then report back here and let me know. Choose wisely--if you win, that's what you'll be receiving! Unfortunately, Monkey Bizness is only able to ship to U.S. address, so this contest is only open to people whom have that qualification. Please include your email address in your comment so that I can contact you if you win. Contest will end around August 7th at 1530 hours, EST.


Earn additional entries by:

* Sporting my buttons
* Following me on Blogger
* Subscribing to me
* Emailing 4 friends about this contest with lifemoresimplybiz(@)yahoo.com CC'd
* Faving me on Technorati
* Entering my Snappi Baby contest
*Otherwise spreading the word about Life More Simply's Blog (tell me what you did)

131 comments:

  1. Cool! enter me please! i'd love a medium cloud print diaper. I am also a subscriber.

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  2. I would love the Flower Print diaper in a size large. Thanks!

    xpbloch at juno dot com

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  3. I'm a subscriber!

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  4. I entered your Snappi Baby contest.

    Thanks!
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  5. I like the Pink and Green Camo in Small.
    ruth dot gray at gmail dot com

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  6. I follow
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  7. I'd like the alphabet print in small.

    kroegerfamilycreations at gmail dot com

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  8. I subscribe and like the alphabet print in small

    kroegerfamilycreations at gmail dot com

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  9. Large Sports Print. Thanks!
    Sundayswash at yahoo dot com

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  10. I love the large flowered alot , thanks. I use cloth diapers so this would be great to add as i have 4 kids. thanks. lil_lolas@hotmail.com

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  11. I have your button , cloth diaper button on my blog aswell .lil_lolas@hotmail.com

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  12. I have your other button aswell lil_lolas@hotmail.com

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  13. I follow you aswell lil_lolas@hotmail.com

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  14. I subscribe aswell lil_lolas@hotmail.com

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  15. I favored you on technorati aswell evyready

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  16. Large in the Flower Print!

    hmahan_0529 @ yahoo dot com

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  17. I follow your blog :)

    amanda.j.hearn at gmail

    I'd love to win the Daddy's Girl diaper :)

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  18. I would love the small alphabet print!!

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  19. I'm off to enter your snappi giveaway!

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  20. I would love a flower print large! Cute diapers!! Thanks kamclaughl at aol dot com

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  21. I'm going to enter your Snappi giveaway as well. Thanks

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  22. I like either the cars, trucks, and helicopters in medium, or the sports in a large. I couldn't find a sizing chart, so I'm not sure which size I would need.

    gitrecca at gmail dot com

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  23. I am now subscribed to you via google reader!

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  24. I entered your snappi baby contest!

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  25. Very cute! I would choose the Paw Print in size large. Thanks!

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  26. I subscribe

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  27. I follow your blog.

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  28. I would love the Cars, Trucks, Helicopters print fitted.

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  29. I entered the Snappi Baby contest.

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  30. I told the girls on a private message board on BabyCenter about the giveaway.

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  31. i really like the large sport print diaper.

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  32. And I entered the snappi baby contest.

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  33. I like the Cars, Trucks, Helicopters Print in medium!
    bs.webster at sbcglobal dot net

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  34. I like the Large paw prints!

    s_trotter @ hotmail.com

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  35. I like the size Medium Bug's Life print. Her nickname is El-Bug!

    MrsDiaz628 (at) yahoo (dot) come

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  36. I like the large flower Print!

    baby_girl_04@ktis.net

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  37. I subscribe to you!

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  38. i love these contest, because i am new to cloth diapering , and this is a helpful way to possibly ad to my little ones stash.

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  39. I like the green gingham small diaper

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  44. snapdragon would love the medium harry potter print fitted.
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  47. I would pick the Large Flower print. I wish she had the Ariel print available in a Large...my daughters all LOVE Ariel

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  48. I follow your blog
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  49. I subscribe
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  50. I have your button on my blog
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  51. I fav'd you on technorati
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  52. tweeted
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  53. I don't use fitteds, so could I pay the difference and get the Ariel (The Little Mermaid) Photo Album instead? If that didn't work then maybe the Med Flower Print :)

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  54. http://fentonslee.blogspot.com/2009/07/selfish-saturday-early-edition.html
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  55. http://fentonslee.blogspot.com/2009/07/selfish-saturday-early-edition.html
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  56. I think DH would like the pink camo in pink for our DD

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  57. FB
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  59. The pink camo in size large please

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  60. I subscribe! thanks.
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  61. Would love to win a medium Cars, Trucks, Helicopters print fitted.
    Thanks!
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  62. I entered your Snappi baby contest.
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  63. I would pick the large paw print
    my email is on my blogger profile (click my name)

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  64. i tweeted about the giveaway http://twitter.com/momof3munchkins/status/2876815300

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  65. I would love the flower print fitted in a large. too cute! hbocanegra@aim.com

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  66. I love the small green gingham. I love give aways...never would have known about this economical option for CDing. Thanks!

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  67. I am a follower
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  68. I subscribe! Thank you!
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  69. I'd like the green gingham in size small. Very cute!

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  70. daily tweet
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  71. I'd choose the Tuck And Roll- A Bugs Life in medium!
    teriannm AT gmail DOT com

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  72. I blogged about this giveaway here:

    http://babymackay.blogspot.com/2009/07/cloth-diaper-extraveganza.html

    gitrecca at gmail dot com

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  73. I e-mailed four friends and CC'd you!

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  74. I would love a Cars, Trucks, Helicopters in a size medium

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  75. Subscriber via email

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  76. Entered the Snappi Baby contest

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  77. Great priced diapers! I especially liked the Boots-Dora the Explorer one in Medium. Thanks!

    angiedkelly at gmail dot com

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  78. I entered your Snappi giveaway contest.

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  79. I'm a subscriber

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  80. I follow on friend connect.

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  81. A med cars, trucks, and helicopters fitted would be awesome!
    eclaireham at yahoo dot com

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  82. I am a blog follower!
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  83. I subscribe via email!
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  84. I sport your main button
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  85. I sport the Cloth Diaper Extravaganza button
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  86. Entered the SnappiBaby contest!
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  87. I like the medium flower print

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  88. tweet! http://twitter.com/momof3munchkins/status/3072383716

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  89. Tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/eclairemom/status/3073105247
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  90. I would love to have the Flower Print diaper, it is adorable!!

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  91. Just tweeted about the contest to spread the word about your blog!! http://twitter.com/GiveawayQueen/status/3077855234

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  92. Just faved in technorati too.

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  93. Entered the snappi giveaway!

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  94. Am subscribe to your blog now via reader.

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  95. Daily tweet!
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  96. I like the Beige Flower Print diaper in Large!

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  97. Aww I LOVE the small Ariel(little mermaid) fitted dipe!!

    I entered your snappi contest!!

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  98. I follow too!

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  99. and I am a subscriber!

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  100. Michele VanPattenAugust 5, 2009 at 9:34 AM

    I would choose the Green Gingham Print in newborn. We don't have any diapers yet and need to start somewhere!!!
    wieszczm@mounties.mansfield.edu

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  101. Michele VanPattenAugust 5, 2009 at 9:35 AM

    I subscribe to you.
    wieszczm@mounties.mansfield.edu

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  102. Michele VanPattenAugust 5, 2009 at 9:42 AM

    I entered your contest for the snappi diaper fasteners.
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  103. I'd like a medium cloud print!
    stacywhalen@yahoo.com

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  104. I subscribe
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  105. twittered the giveaway @stacywhalen
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    http://twitter.com/stacywhalen/status/3157902071

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  106. I tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/graygirly/status/3169525249

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  107. I like the medium flower print diaper

    jessiekaitlin at hotmail dot com

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  108. i like the large Paw Print dipe!

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  109. i follow your blog

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  110. i subscribe to your blog

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  111. tweeted: http://twitter.com/MemeFTW/status/3181687936

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  112. I like the Green Gingham Print in small


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  113. Tweeted at

    http://twitter.com/CoccinelleGreen/status/3275201609

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  114. Posted on facebook

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  115. I would like a medium flower print, please.

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incredibly interesting comments!