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. You can read more from Autumn over at https://www.facebook.com/beautifullyblessedlashes.

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

  1. Amy Hint Says:

    I am a facebook fan of Gamboni!

  2. Amy Hint Says:

    I learned that Gamboni means “big Legs”. : )

  3. Amy Hint Says:

    I am an email subscriber!

  4. elizabeth Says:

    I think I am following GG’s blog – not 100% sure!! (as eliz_lind)

    eliz_lind at yahoo dot ca

  5. elizabeth Says:

    I really like the greencycling idea especially if you aren’t planning on more kids.

    eliz_lind at yahoo dot ca

  6. elizabeth Says:

    i follow green gamboni on twitter as moedesu

    eliz_lind at yahoo dot ca

  7. elizabeth Says:

    i like green gamboni on fb

    eliz_lind at yahoo dot ca

  8. Stephanie G Says:

    follow green gamboni on twitter @skgaff

  9. Stephanie G Says:

    follow the green gamboni blog (skgaff)

  10. Stephanie G Says:

    like green gamboni on facebook (stephanie gaffney)

  11. Stephanie G Says:

    I’m an email subscriber. I love their greencycling program to save 5% off your next pair of jeans.

  12. Tomoko Says:

    Follow Green Gamboni on Twitter @orangefukurou

  13. Tomoko Says:

    Gamboni Jeans are made in USA, and I like the cute little
    mushroom on them!

  14. Cathy M Says:

    I follow Green Gamboni on twitter as @catamo

  15. Cathy M Says:

    I follow Green Gamboni’s blog

  16. Cathy M Says:

    I like Green Gamboni on Facebook. ( as
    CatharineLou)

  17. Cathy M Says:

    I like the idea of greencycling .
    catamorgan@netscape.ca

  18. Stephanie Says:

    I signed up to follow the blog

  19. Stephanie Says:

    I liked on Facebook

  20. Andrea Says:

    I love that you can send your lightly used pairs back for repurchase and get a discount on new purchases!

  21. Andrea Says:

    I subscribed to the blog.

  22. Kiki Wilson-Harshman Says:

    and the blog- did u have to get me hooked on another [product :)
    corrina.wilson@hotmail.com

  23. Kiki Wilson-Harshman Says:

    and twitter

  24. Kiki Wilson-Harshman Says:

    following on fb

  25. Lesley Says:

    Hooray for CD support!

  26. Keller Says:

    I follow GG on Twitter (@babyincharge)

  27. Keller Says:

    I “Like” GG on Facebook.

  28. Keller Says:

    What a fabulous idea for a baby product! I love them – especially the Slippery Jacks with the green stitching.

  29. Sarah G Says:

    I love the style options, especially the two with flaps over the back pockets. So cute! Thanks for the chance to win!

  30. Joanna Says:

    I liked green gamboni on facebook

  31. Joanna Says:

    I “liked” green gamboni on facebook

  32. Joanna Says:

    i was so excited to see this……jeans that fit over cloth diapers. I love that they are so cute and they are gender neutral, i can buy for my daughter and able to keep them for my next one, girl or boy. :)

  33. Trisha Says:

    tweeted about the giveaway

  34. Trisha Says:

    i subscribed

  35. Trisha Says:

    I like that you can recycle the jeans! or greencycle that is!

  36. Trisha Says:

    Follow GG on twitter

  37. Trisha Says:

    like GG on facebook

  38. Audrey Says:

    I “liked” green gamboni on facebook

  39. Sandra P. Says:

    I liked green gamboni on FB

  40. Sandra P Says:

    I would like to try the Gamboni jeans. They look super cute and comfy.

  41. Audrey Says:

    I liked that there were a variety of styles to choose from. Also that she does the greencycling to trade in your used pair for a bigger size at a discount.

  42. Jessica Says:

    I cannot believe that I am reading this blog post today…when I have literally exhausted ALL local kids’ clothing stores for some cute, CLOTH DIAPER FRIENDLY jeans for my 3 month old. Even when I go a size up, they just don’t fit! I will be getting a pair of Anne’s jeans whether I win them or not! I really like that there are different style options…I can’t even find ONE pair of CD friendly jeans…and now I have to make a choice! WhooHoo!

  43. Kate Says:

    I like GG on fb

  44. Kate Says:

    I love that the Hedgehog jeans are made specifically for babes who are still spending a lot of time on the ground! Yay for reinforced knees.

  45. Emily Says:

    Love the greencyclying idea!!!

  46. Melissa Says:

    I Tweeted the giveaway

  47. Melissa Says:

    I Follow Green Gamboni on Twitter

  48. Melissa Says:

    I Like Green Gamboni on Facebook

  49. Melissa Says:

    I’m an email subscriber of All About Cloth Diapers, and I LOVE that Green Gamboni’s fit over fluffy bottoms!

  50. Laura Says:

    I tweeted!! @floorcoaster

  51. Laura Says:

    Following on Twitter! @floorcoaster

  52. Laura Says:

    Following the Green Gamboni Blog! :)

  53. Laura Says:

    I like Green Gamboni on facebook!

  54. Laura Says:

    At the Green Gamboni website, I love the idea of “greencycling.” It is a very smart idea. :)

  55. Heather Says:

    Like on Facebook

  56. Heather Says:

    Like the greencycle program for a discount on jeans.

  57. Kim Wiebe Says:

    I like Green Gamboni on FB! :)

  58. Kim Wiebe Says:

    I like that they have room for a fluffy bum (of course) and I love that they have some stretch to them for easy movement!

  59. Melissa Says:

    Following the Green Gamboni blog.

  60. Melissa Says:

    I “liked” Green Gamboni on FB. Already posted a comment. :-)

  61. Dixie Says:

    I like Green Gamboni on Facebook.

  62. Dixie Says:

    I really like that the jeans allow a young child the freedom to move around with a fluffy diaper on!

  63. Maia G Says:

    I follow them on twitter @mkgottman
    mk_mitchell90 at hotmail dot com

  64. Maia G Says:

    I like the gamboni jeans
    mk_mitchell90 at hotmail dot com

  65. Erin Says:

    What a great idea! I’m a fan on facebook!!

  66. Lisa Says:

    I like Green Gamboni on FB! They are awesome!!! Can’t wait to try a pair!

  67. Julie Fox Says:

    I learned that her company will *recycle* lighty worn jeans and
    Make them available to resale. What a great idea.

  68. Rachael Says:

    entry three!

    Its about time for me to post about cloth diapers and this provided the prompt I needed:
    http://youngernews.blogspot.com/2011/01/cloth-diapers-and-clothes-to-fit.html

  69. Rachael Says:

    Second entry: I’m following the blog, but its via google reader. Hope that works!

  70. Rachael Says:

    Here’s my first entry: I love the recycle program and the chance to buy a used pair of pants. I rarely buy clothes new and am reluctant to do so for my baby.

  71. Teri Says:

    I just visited the Green Gamboni website and bought a pair of jeans for my dearest friend’s daughter and i liked it on Facebook.

  72. Jen Says:

    I like Green Gamboni on FB too! So cute!

  73. Stephanie Says:

    Just became a fan on Facebook. I love the idea of the jeans. She makes a very good point on her website about the prices. Even though it’s a little more than I usually spend on my dd’s clothes, (about twice as much for jeans) I do have to agree with what she writes.

  74. sherah Says:

    I follow Green Gamboni blog.

  75. sherah Says:

    I like Green Gamboni on facebook.

  76. sherah Says:

    I really like that she offers different style options. All cute! But I think my fave is the Candy Cap!

  77. Anna Grady Says:

    Just liked Green Gamboni on Facebook! What a brilliant idea — can’t wait to try a pair!

  78. Holly Piper-Smith Says:

    I like that these jeans are made in the USA

  79. Holly Piper-Smith Says:

    I like Green Gamboni on Facebook!

  80. Kristy Says:

    I like the Slippery Jack the best… and I think my little Tyler would like them too!

  81. Heather Says:

    I “like” Green Gamboni on facebook!

  82. Heather Says:

    I follow Green Gamboni on Twitter!

  83. Heather Says:

    I am a Cloth Diaper Whisperer Blog follower!

  84. Heather Says:

    Tweeted!

  85. saph @ frugal wife blog Says:

    Following Green Gamboni on twitter

  86. sappho winder Says:

    Liked Green Gamboni on FB

  87. saph @ frugal wife blog Says:

    I learned you can return your baby’s outgrown used jeans and get a 5% discount on a new pair

  88. Laura Says:

    I posted the link on twitter!

  89. Kristy Says:

    Tweeted about the giveaway.

  90. Laura Says:

    I’m now a fan on facebook!

  91. Kristy Says:

    Followed on Twitter.

  92. Kristy Says:

    I liked green gamboni on FB.

  93. Kristy Says:

    I like how each pair of jeans has the cute embroidered mushroom on the back pant leg.

  94. Robyn Says:

    I like everything that I see about Green Gamboni, but the thing I like most it that they are a member of the RDA!

  95. Robyn Says:

    I Like Green Gamboni on Facebook
    Glass Fishie

  96. Robyn Says:

    I Follow Green Gamboni on Twitter
    @glassfishie

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