Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Abby's Lane review and giveaway

Abby's Lane is a fabulous diaper shop owned by Stephanie. In her own words:

"Hello! Welcome to Abby's Lane, a unique boutique offering products to make your parenting experience enjoyable and a little closer to nature. I am Stephanie, owner and founder of Abby's Lane, which opened in September of 2004, we are currently located in Northern Virginia. My husband, Phillip, and I are proud parents to our 3 beautiful daughters and one little son.


Our cloth diaper journey began when Abby was 3 months old, Camille, Lucy and Sebastian have been cloth diapered from birth. I was a reluctant participant at first, I believed the myth that cloth diapering is messy, messy, and...well...messy! I assure you that is entirely false! Cloth diapering has been the most wonderful experience, and if my husband is an advocate, anyone can do it! The products I carry at Abby's Lane are carefully chosen to make your cloth diapering experience an easy and enjoyable one."

What I personally love most about Abby's Lane is Stephanie herself. Sure the free shipping on all orders is a huge plus as well as the vast selection of cute cloth diapers! But her customer service is what has made me the most loyal of customers.

First of all when I received my Blueberry diaper for review from her, it had a slight manufactures defect in the bamboo lining. I contacted Stephanie and told her and she responded within an hour. She paid my shipping to and from, and sent me a brand new diaper within three days. Fabulous! Although defects are rare in diapers, they can and will happen on occasion. Knowing you have someone backing you and who will always go above and beyond to correct any mistake (even in this case it was not her own!) shows what kind of company she has. Furthermore, she ships FAST. No waiting and waiting for your fluffy mail to arrive!

As if this wasn't enough, I have been emailing Stephanie for about a month now about some serious stink issues we have been having recently. She always responds right away and has given me lots and lots of great tips. She is patient and relentless in her pursue to make cloth enjoyable for everyone. Sure enough after trying almost everything, it was Stephanie who has helped me refine my wash routine and I am happy to say we have zero stink and zero rash. She has made all the difference for me.  That is the difference in a person who loves what they do! We have even talked on the phone and she is always willing to help! I don't know how she does it with four little ones!
Needless to say, Abby's Lane is by far one of the best companies I have had the privilege of working with.


 Blueberry diapers have long been considered one of the best. With there generous one size sizing and their luxurious minky outer, they left little room for improvement. That was of course, unless your little one was sensitive to polyester! Almost all pockets out right now have a fleece or a microsuede lining on the inside. EJ has never been able to wear these diapers with out getting a rash and therefore although I wanted a blueberry for my own, I never could get one. Until now ;)
Blueberry now makes a bamboo pocket, with the inner lining made of a bamboo/organic cotton blend! So of course I had to try it and I have to say I am impressed! The outside minky of the diaper is buttery soft, like a velvet. I love having something this soft for EJ to wear. The inner is super silky soft as well. Plus the great thing about this diaper is it is a pocket, so you can customize the absorbency. We love this diaper for outings, or for when we need a quick change. EJ has worn it over night but I prefer my fitteds and wool for that. All in all  this is the greatest pocket I have tried. Natural fibers, great absorbency, snap closure, and so stinking cute. Also EJ is 21 months and 25 pounds. This diaper fits him great and we can even wear it on the medium setting. He wont be out growing this any time soon! I imagine it would be a bit bulky on a small baby, but for my toddler the fit is wonderful. You simply must try this diaper!

                                                             How cute is this cow print??

So the best part of all this? Abby's Lane has generously offered to give away a $10 store credit to her shop! I can think of about 100 different things I would want that $10 for! Maybe you have been looking at a new diaper, some new detergent, or maybe a diaper sprayer? Now you will have an excuse to splurge :)
All you have to do is be a public follower of this blog and visit Abby's Lane and leave a comment letting me know what item you would purchase with your gift certificate!

For extra entries: (leave a separate comment for each of the following)
1.Follow Abby's Lane on Twitter
2. Follow me on twitter
3. Like Abby's Lane on facebook
4. Tweet about the giveaway and leave me the link (can be done daily)
5. Blog about this giveaway and leave me the link
6. Have the "cool cloth" button on your blog

Giveaway will end December 31, 2010 at 12pm. Winner will be posted on January 2, 2010 at 12pm. Good luck!







79 comments:

Sarah J. said...

I love Abby's Lane! I can't believe I'm the first. I would put it towards a Rumparooz diaper with snaps and the 6r hemp insert. No idea what color- crimson? pumpkin? bermuda?
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Sarah J. said...

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Lindsey said...

I would buy a Bummis EasyFit!
I'm a new blog follower via GFC.
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Lindsey said...

I follow Abby's Lane on Twitter.
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Lindsey said...

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Lindsey said...

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Kimberly said...

I have bought things from Abby's Lane for years. Now, I think I would get some Rockin' Green detergent. Thanks!

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Kimberly said...

I like Abby's Lane on facebook!

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Mrs B. said...

I would buy a softbums. I have been wanting to try on for awhile.

Mrs B. said...

I follow abbylane on Twitter - @LingerB

Mrs B. said...

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Stephanie said...

I follow Abbyslane on Twitter @stephaniebin
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Stephanie said...

I like Abby's Lane on facebook
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Stephanie said...

I follow you on twitter @stephaniebin
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Stephanie said...

I've been shopping at Abby's Lane since my baby arrived almost a year ago. I'd pick up another Bumgenius sized AIO. They work great & I love that I don't have to stuff a pocket. :)

Lisa said...

I follow your blog and I would buy a pair of Little Beetle Learners.
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Allison said...

I would give the sea pearl tampons a try.
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Allison said...

follow abby's lane on twitter (where I found your giveaway!)
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Allison said...

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Allison said...

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orangefukurou said...

follow your blog publicly
I would like to buy BabyKicks Hemparoo Joey-Bunz

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Maria D. @ DownrightDomesticity said...

Whoops, didn't see the part about being a follower. :-P You can just delete this comment and my previous one!

Maia G said...

I would get an econobum cover and prefold
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Maia G said...

I follow you on twitter @mkgottman
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Maia G said...

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Nikki said...

I follow you through GFC -- I would love to try a Blueberry as well! I would use it towards a Cow Blueberry One Size Minky ngiraldi @ gmail . com

Nikki said...

I like Abby's Lane on FB ngiraldi @ gmail .c om

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Heather said...

Follow you! I think I would put it towards a small Planet Wise wet bag.

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Heather said...

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Attila & Tamara said...

I follow your blog. I would use the GC towards a wetbag for my sister who is going to try cloth with her 2nd baby due in June.

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Attila & Tamara said...

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Ashley said...

-Follow you on GFC! (Ashley R)
-I'd love to put it towards a Babykicks Bumboo One Size Pocket 3G!
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Ashley said...

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Lisa said...

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Katie S said...

I'm following your blog publicly via GFC and I would buy the bumGenius 3.0 AIO in X-Small!! Thanks!

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Katie S said...

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