Cloth Diaper Friendly Organic Jeans Review and Giveaway

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Finding clothes to fit over cloth diapers can be so annoying!

When I first started cloth diapering in 2005, my 15 month old son went from wearing super trim sposies to bulky prefolds and proraps.  His clothes didn’t fit the same.

When #3 came along I had a very hard time finding clothes to fit her!  Paisley was a big baby and toddler.  She has shorter legs and her diapers always seemed way fluffier on her which made for an awkward fit for clothes.  If I bought bigger for the waist and butt they were super long.  Needless to say, she wore a lot of stretchy leggings.

Sterling is long and skinny and cloth diapers usually fit him trim (because they are set on the smallest settings even at almost 2!), therefore, finding clothes to fit him is more a problem with his build than the diapers.

It can be very frustrating to pick out the perfect outfit only to go home and try it on your child and it doesn’t fit.

One mom decided she was going to create a solution to this problem.  The solution was Green Gamboni.  The creator, Anne Loarie, lives in California with her husband and daughter.  Here is a portion of her story…

Years ago, on the beautiful Mendocino Coast of California, some good Italian folks (including members of my family) discovered a wonderful mushroom known to many as porcini (or little pigs). Thinking that the delightful mushrooms looked more like chubby legs than little pigs, they aptly coined them gamboni (big legs). I love the mushroom. I love chubby little legs. And, well, I love to say the word. Gamboni. Gamboni. Gamboni.

And like all mamas, I wanted to do what I thought was best for my brewing babe. I opted for cloth diapers. Less demanding on the environment and softer on the bum, cloth was what I wanted! Months later I discovered that there was a problem with fit. Most pants that I came across simply would not accommodate the bulk of the cloth! Frustrated, I started fantasizing about jeans- CUTE jeans- that would keep my little munchkin’s bum warm and adorable…just like she deserved.

I am now proud to offer to you exactly the jean that I tried, unsuccessfully, to find for her. I hope you like them. I would love feedback and pictures of your adorable little babes exploring the world in their very own pair of Green Gamboni!

I’ve been using Green Gamboni jeans for a few weeks now and, well, it’s actually a funny story…  Every time (seriously) that Sterling wears his Gamboni jeans he renders them unwearable either by pee, poop or an entire meal smashed to it.  I’m not sure why this happens.

But, at least I know that Green Gamboni jeans are toddler proof and can be washed a million times and still look new!

One of the things I love most about Green Gamboni jeans is the stretchiness. With 2% stretch added to the 98% organic cotton your child won’t feel restricted in their normal playtime activity.

Why don’t jeans fit over cloth diapers?

The problem with jeans you buy in the store is the rise.  Most just don’t cover the diaper, leaving half baby’s bottom showing.  Green Gamboni jeans have plenty of rise to cover the cloth diaper and sit comfortably at the waist.

It brings me extreme joy to help spread the word about businesses started by a mom trying to make a difference in the lives of others while trying to support her family.  Anne would like to bless one of my readers with a pair of Green Gamboni jeans!!

If you would like to enter follow these steps… and make sure you leave SEPARATE comments if you want more than one entry ;)

** You must be an email subscriber of All About Cloth Diapers to be qualified to win.  In the sidebar is a place where you can enter your name and email if you aren’t already a subscriber.**

  1. Visit http://greengamboni.com and mention something you like or learned about Anne’s products.
  2. Like Green Gamboni on Facebook
  3. Follow Green Gamboni blog
  4. Follow Green Gamboni on Twitter
  5. Share this giveaway on your blog or forum.
  6. Tweet: Win #clothdiapers friendly organic @green_gamboni jeans from @autumnbeck of All About Cloth Diapers! http://bit.ly/ik7OGd

Contest will end Wednesday February 9, 2011 @ 12pm.  I will choose a winner shortly after the contest ends via random number selector.  Contest is open to US and Canada  residents.


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About Autumn Beck

Autumn is a wife, mother, homeschool teacher, friend and most important a follower of Christ. She began cloth diapering in 2005 and has experienced many joys and trials throughout the years. Autumn enjoys writing but would choose camping with her family any day!

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221 Responses to “Cloth Diaper Friendly Organic Jeans Review and Giveaway”

  1. Ricki Says:

    I love your blog. It is so useful to have all of your review. I’m not due until March, but I plan on Cloth diapering and I will definetly be looking into these jeans. I love that they are also organic!

  2. lynda Says:

    follow green gamboni on twitter

  3. lynda Says:

    liked green gamboni on facebook.

  4. lynda Says:

    learned that green gamboni accepts gently used jeans and gives you a discount towards a new pair

  5. lynda Says:

    tweeted about the giveaway

  6. Francie Says:

    Just “liked” them on Facebook! So excited! :)

  7. Jennifer Says:

    This is an awesome entry. Since our baby isn’t here yet, I didn’t even know this would be a problem. They aren’t even that expensive, either.

    How cute! :)

  8. Erin Says:

    I love the fact that these jeans are made in the US and the mushroom on the bottom of the leg are adorable!

  9. Tully Says:

    I also am tired of sweatpants. Don’t get me wrong, sweatpants are great. But putting my baby in Jeans every so often would be nice! I really want the Candy Cap. I just started following the Green Gamboni blog. She has a great idea, and I am all about organic products made in the USA!

  10. Valerie Margarit Says:

    I love the little green mushroom near the foot : )

  11. Valerie Margarit Says:

    Liked them on Facebook!

  12. Yesenia Says:

    I also love the hedgehog with the reinforced knee.

  13. Crystal Shannon Says:

    I love that the jeans are made from oganic cotton, and that they are adorable!

  14. Christine Says:

    liked ‘em on Facebook

  15. Allison Says:

    Liked on FaceBook.
    Hooray for cute denim options for over CD!

  16. Stephanie Says:

    I’m excited to check these out. Since switching to cloth diapers, it has been hard to find jeans to fit my dd. I have been putting her in fleece pants and leggings for the most part since we switched over. How great to have Jeans that fit!

  17. Denise Says:

    I like them on Facebook.

    I love the reinforced knee of the Hedgehog style and the Slippery Jacks are super cute! Love them!

  18. Rebecca Says:

    I like Green Gamboni on facebook!

  19. Rebecca Says:

    I like the coccora style!

  20. Kim P Says:

    I follow Green Gamboni on twitter
    @musicmakingmama

  21. Kim P Says:

    I love the Candy Cap Jeans and I am an e-mail subscriber too.

  22. Jenny Says:

    I follow Green Gamboni on Facebook

  23. Jenny Says:

    I love how green gamboni encourages recycling used children’s cloths by offering a discount on a new pair if you return your old pair!

  24. Kerin Says:

    Definitely looking into this! Thank you!

  25. leah Says:

    I like Green Gamboni on FB.

  26. Elizabeth Craig Says:

    I really like the idea of gamboni jeans that will actually fit properly. Their greencycling program is a great idea as well!

  27. leah Says:

    I love the embroidered mushroom on the pant leg! Very unique.

  28. Emily D Says:

    I follow the Green Gamboni blog.

  29. Emily D Says:

    I love the idea of the reinforced knee on the hedgehog, but I think the Candy Cap are the cutest!

  30. Diana Says:

    I like the little reinforced knees of the hedgehogs! Very Cute!

  31. Brit Says:

    These jeans are super adorable and I would love for my son to be able to wear some cute jeans. I love the green stitching and the fact that they fit over cloth diapers. Unfortunately they are very expensive. I don’t even spend that much on my own jeans and I’m not going to grow out of them in a couple months. So I’m hoping I win a pair because I sure can’t afford to buy any.

  32. Melanie Says:

    I like the green topstitching, it is unique.

  33. Michelle Says:

    I learned from the GG website that you can return lightly used jeans (that your LO has outgrown) for a 5% discount!

  34. Michelle Says:

    Don’t have a blog myself, but I posted something on the only forum I have… on my FB page!

  35. Michelle Says:

    Just tweeted about the giveaway!

  36. Michelle Says:

    Following “Green Gamboni” on Twitter!

  37. Michelle Says:

    I am now a follower of the “Green Gamboni Blog”!

  38. Michelle Says:

    Liked “Green Gamboni” on Facebook!

  39. Erin Says:

    I love that you can trade in old ones for new ones what a great idea! We live in SC and there is nothing like this around here for cloth diapers! My daughter was easy she could just wear a dress with babylegs but my son is hard to dress nothing fits!

  40. Sarah Woodard Says:

    So excited about the Green Gamboni contest. I normally don’t enter things figuring I’ll never win, but this one I just had to give it a shot. My 5 month old boy is such a big kid and can’t seem to fit into anything. We love cloth diapering (and thanks for the Kawaii diaper suggestion – our new fave!!), but the pants problem (especially jeans) is making us a bit nuts. I want my kid to be able to wear something other than sleepers!! These jeans are the perfect solution! Thanks for letting us know about this company. I like that it is a small, family-run business, too.

  41. Johanna Says:

    I like Green Gamboni on FB

  42. Johanna Says:

    I love the hedgehog with the reinforced knee!

  43. jamie Says:

    I love the green topstitching on the jeans!

  44. Alison Holmes Says:

    I love these jeans! They are super cute and soft – perfect for wearing in carseats and just to roll and play. I ordered a pair of them after you mentioned them in a previous blog and I am so sad every time I have to put them in the laundry. I have the Slippery Jack style and they have been great for my 8 month old.

  45. Dacia Says:

    I like them on Facebook.

  46. Christy wiebe Says:

    I like green gamboni on facebook

  47. leah Says:

    I follow the green gamboni blog

  48. Leah Says:

    Like on FaceBook!

  49. Leah Says:

    Visited the site and love the “Slippery Jack” too cute and what a great idea!

  50. Kelly Says:

    I LOVE that Green Gamboni jeans are made in the USA and are organic!

  51. Valerie Says:

    I liked Green Gamboni on facebook! :)

  52. Kelly Says:

    I like Green Gamboni on Facebook!

  53. Valerie Says:

    I love the cut and the cut of Candy Cap Jeans! So cute!

  54. Jane Smith Says:

    Oh enter me for these! I love the name Slippery Jack for a style. There’s got to be a story there!

  55. Liz Says:

    Yay! I “Like” Green Gamboni on facebook (Can you tell I’m really excited about this giveaway?)

  56. Liz Says:

    Just went to the Green Gamboni Website- so glad to see a company that is using responsible materials and practices!

  57. Liz Says:

    So exciting! We only have one pair of jeans that will work with cloth diapers, but they are WAY too long. We’re a California casual family and not having a pair of sweet jeans to put my little dude in is killing me! Thanks for the great find!

  58. Erin Hultgrenn Says:

    “Liked” Green Gamboni on Facebook. :)

  59. Erin Hultgrenn Says:

    Visited the website…love, love, love the candy cap jeans. :)

  60. Maritza Says:

    I visited greengamboni.com and liked knowing that the rise is higher than regular jeans and that they are a bit stretchy because I have had a heck of a time finding decent jeans for my girl who uses cloth.

  61. JessicaArizona Says:

    I “like” Green Gamboni on facebook. :)

  62. JessicaArizona Says:

    I LOVED the Slipper Jack jeans! TOO cute!!!

  63. Maritza Says:

    I like Green Gamboni on Facebook!

  64. Melissa Says:

    I LOVE the idea of the greencycling program. The regularly priced gamboni jeans are just out of my price range. But I sure would love to own a pair of these for my little cloth diapered angel!

  65. Emily Says:

    I’m following GG on Twitter.

  66. Emily Says:

    I learned that GG recycles jeans–cool!

  67. Emily Says:

    I subscribe to your emails.

  68. Cassandra Says:

    I follow Green Gamboni on Twitter.

  69. Cassandra Says:

    I like Green Gamboni on facebook.

  70. Cassandra Says:

    I love the vintage wash of the Candy Cap jeans. So cute!

  71. Tiffany Seale Says:

    oh, and yes I am an email subscriber! I love getting my sunday night emails from you, Autumn!

  72. Sarah Hull Says:

    I follow Green Gamboni on Twitter (@trvlgrl121)

  73. Sarah Hull Says:

    I learned that Green Gamboni jeans are made in the USA! I also like that you can return lightly used jeans after your little one outgrows their pair and in return you get a 5% discount off of your next pair of new GG jeans!

  74. Sara botello Says:

    I am hoping to win these jeans! Would love for my little girl to have some jeans that fit! Have done all I can do from the above list:)!

  75. Melanie Johnson Says:

    I love the Coccora jeans! I also like the Greencycling program where I can return the old ones and get some toward new ones!

  76. Emmy Says:

    Twitter follower

  77. Emmy Says:

    Love the gamboni jean!

  78. Emmy Says:

    Like on Facebook

  79. Kari Says:

    I like Green gamboni on facebook.

  80. Kari Says:

    I think the Gamboni jeans are super cute!

  81. Dacia Says:

    I would love to have the Slippery Jack or Hedgehog! They really are cute.

  82. Christy Wiebe Says:

    I love how there are embroidered mushrooms on the bottom of the pants!

  83. Kama Says:

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/1000-Cloth-Diapers-for-Ethiopian-Orphans/174888662553553

    Have you seen this page on facebook about 1000 Cloth Diapers for Ethiopian Orphans? Well worth a visit!

  84. Katie Mortensen Says:

    I like GG on fb

  85. Katie Mortensen Says:

    I love that they are organic, made in the usa AND you can return your used ones for others to buy!

  86. Tiffany Seale Says:

    I am a twitter follower!

  87. Tiffany Seale Says:

    I can’t figure out how to “follow the blog” on wordpress. I did post a comment, though. I read a few blogs and am very anxious to be a repeat reader!

  88. Tiffany Seale Says:

    I am now a fan on facebook!

  89. Tiffany Seale Says:

    I visited the Green Gamboni page and I like that there is a “greencycle” for a discount program! That is a great incentive for customers to recycle their kids clothing!

  90. jenn lankford Says:

    Following on Twitter!

  91. Michelle M. Says:

    I like them on Facebook.

  92. jenn lankford Says:

    I like them on FB!

  93. jenn lankford Says:

    I love the little mushroom on the bottom of the leg! So cute!

  94. Michelle M. Says:

    I love the Candy Cap. This is such a great idea! I’ve found it much easier to clothe my daughter because she can wear skirts and dresses, but dressing the boys has been much more difficult. I usually just put them in larger sized pants and then folder the legs up.

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