My New Babies and a Cutiepoops Giveaway!


***Congratulations, Serena!! You were chosen as the winner of the Cutiepoops Cool Seat! ***

Meet my babies that were delivered on May 3rd… they’re not little by any measure but the delivery went well.  As a matter of fact I didn’t even lift a finger.  I like that!  They are Samsung Steam or something more technical.  I’m absolutely in love! Haley (my 8yo) has done most of the laundry so I’d say life is good!

Then there’s the other baby…

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This baby won’t be delivered until the end of December but he/she will be well worth the effort!

And of course there’s the monthly Cutiepoops cloth diaper giveaway!  This month instead of a cloth diaper, Adrian has provided you with a Coolseat.

A little info on the coolseat.  You place it in the freezer until frozen (it has those gel packs inside, contained in waterproof nylon so it won’t get wet on the outside).  Place it over the straps/buckle in the car seat while you are in a store and it keeps the buckles cool so you don’t burn the baby or your hands.  In hot Summer months this is a must have.  The coolseat will stay cool for several hours, allowing you to run multiple errands and not torturing your little ones with hot car seats.

You may be thinking that May is way to early to be worrying about hot buckles.  To that I’d say come visit me in Texas or Adrian in Arizona!  Today was HOT and the I was in need of a Coolseat in 3 car seats.

To enter the giveaway please leave a comment telling me what type of washer and dryer you have and your thoughts on it.

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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

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144 Responses to “My New Babies and a Cutiepoops Giveaway!”

  1. Stacy Says:

    Hey! I just joined the Dec ’10 due date club on diaperswappers, too, and I recognized your name/website, so I came on here to check if it was you! I am technically due 12/24, but we’ll see:-). Look forward to maybe chatting on DS.


  2. Serena McPherson Says:

    Hey there! I just read that “Serena” is the winner of the coolseat! Is that me? I did respond to this post and I was on your site again to copy the address to give to our state licenser who wanted more info on cloth diapering in child care centers. I was the first one to CD at the child care center I worked at and she wanted to know what the new systems are like. Thanks for being a great resource!!


    • Autumn Beck Says:

      I apologize, Serena! I didn’t even consider that there would be 2 Serenas! It was the other Serena who won the Coolseat. Thank you for spreading the word on cloth diapers to your state licenser!


  3. Lisa Says:

    Congrats on your wonderful news! And on your new machines too :)


  4. angela Says:

    Hi, love your site and congrats on your “new additions”. My washer and dryer were bought new from Lowes in the last year or three (bought one at a time). The washer is a GE. Just a regular washer–top loading. It works great but I only use liquid detergent in it because when I use the powdered kind, I always find some of it still on the clothes when the wash is finished :S My dryer is just a cheap old Roper brand dryer. It is a large size and works great–it’s just a very basic model.
    All that said about “just a this, and just a that”, they work just fine and I am completely content with the blessing of having them :D


  5. Sarah Davis Says:

    WOW Autumn….u are going to have your hands full! Congrats!!! We have a GE washer and dryer that is 5 years old. They have been great and held up so far.


  6. Dinah Reece Says:

    Congrats! I have a GE top loader that is about 12 years old. I would love a steam washer/dryer!!! The coolmat you posted is the smartest thing ever. We also live in Texas and I am dreading how hot the seatbelt clips will get on her carseat this summer.


  7. Jill J. Says:

    Oh wow!! Congratulations!!!! So excited for you!


  8. tami Says:

    i have a top-loading washer by some company that doesnt make them anymore and a dryer – not even sure of the brand since we inherited them from the people we bought our house from. i am very thankful they left them for us, but i would looooooove new ones – especially since i am doing diaper laundry every other day!


  9. Wendy Says:

    Congrats! I am so happy for you. Hope you’re not feeling to tired/sick.

    We just ordered those washer and dryers the other day. Its nice to know that a “pro” like yourself has the same washer/dryer that we just ordered. Our delivery date is this Wednesday. No epidural needed for these deliveries ;)


  10. Sara Says:

    We have a whirlpool top-loader and it works very well! It has a second rinse setting and many options for water temp.


  11. Becky Says:

    I have a Maytag washer & dryer. We just replaced the timer on the washer even though the machine is less than 5 years old. It was taking ALL DAY to wash a single load of diapers b/c it kept stopping for a few minutes to rest! But I love the infinite water level feature that lets me do a mini load or a huge load or anything in between. It’s a nice machine and does a good job.

    Congrats on your new baby! My daughter is Natalie, which means “born on Christmas.” Maybe, just maybe… :)


  12. Brooke Says:

    I have the exact same washer! Not the matching dryer though, yet :)


  13. Kristen Says:

    I have an older set that came with the house. They work but I would love ones like yours! How do you like the front loads for diapers? I have some friends who have had problems with not getting enough water in them for diapers, so I have been hesitant to get them. What made you choose these ones?
    Congrats on the baby!!!


  14. Amber Says:

    Living in AZ, I totally need this car seat cooler! I have no clue what my washer and dryer are….they are too old for me to care.


  15. Derrick Says:

    We have maytags We love them!


  16. Tiffany w. Says:

    We have maytags. I like them. I can’t wait to upgrade, though, it does the job.
    hismrs2010 at aol dot com


  17. Connie Kemery Says:

    I have the exact same Samsung pair that you just got! I am very anxious to hear about your new wash routine. I got mine in January, prior to that I had a Kenmore top loader. The HE front loader completely changed my cloth diaper wash routine. Right of the bat, I loved the new set for everything, except cloth diapers. At the time, my stash was mostly AIOs with a few fitteds and covers. I found I really needed to change my stash, so have migrated primarily to pockets, with a few fitteds/covers, and a couple of AIOs and AI2s. It took me awhile to figure out how to get enough water to get the diapers clean. But… I think I finally have it down!


  18. Alexis Dilullo Says:

    Congratulations!!! That is so exciting! My daughter is a December baby, it sure makes the holidays interesting!

    We have a top loading washer, and I would love to get an energy efficient front loader! Especially with all the diaper laundry I do. Right now I wash my diapers twice. One cold cycle and one hot cycle. But when I go to my MIL’s house and use her energy efficient washers I just do a cold rinse and then wash my dipes on the sanitary cycle, and I swear they came out cleaner than they do at home!


  19. Angela Says:

    How exciting! So many deliveries in one year!!! :)
    My washer and dryer are plain, white, standard Maytags and while they do okay, they’re not great. Need a serious upgrade, but oh well.


  20. Brooke Says:

    We’ve got the Whirlpool Duet Sport. I do kind of wish we’d had the funds to go up a notch to get the one that steams, but I think we’re doing alright with what we’ve got. The dryer takes FOREVER to dry our BG Organic AIOs, so that kind of stinks.


  21. Stephanie Says:

    Congrats on the newest baby!

    We have a front loader, I think Whirlpool. Sadly, I haven’t seen them in a year since we moved in w/ my parents. We visit those lovely things in the storage unit every so often, lol. My parents have similar machines, just older models. I like my washer better, but definitely prefer their gas dryer.


  22. Katie Says:

    I have the Bosch 500 Series front load washer & dryer. I absolutely LOVE them. Bought them in 2008 when my 3rd child was due and I had decided to venture into cloth diapers. They are great for all our laundry – things are much cleaner than in our old washer/dryer. My 7 yr old left a purple marker in her bed and took a nap in a bright yellow shirt. I was horrified to find purple marker all over it and knew there was no way to get it out. On a whim I threw it in the wash on the sanitary cycle (love that!) with our towels… to my amazement all of the purple stains were completely gone and the shirt looked like new!!!!
    Congrats on the baby and babies:-)


  23. Caroline Says:

    Ugh. I am soooo jealous! I want your washing machines!


  24. Sarah Shackelford Says:

    Congrats on the new babies!
    I have an old-as-dirt maytag washer and kenmore dryer. I dont love them, but they work. We’re hoping next year to get a new set.


  25. Emily Says:

    Oh wow, congratulations on the new baby!! How exciting! :D And what fun way to tell us. :)

    And congrats on the new washer and dryer. We are currently without a washer and dryer as we just moved and have yet to get another set. But before we just had a top loader (they were our landlord’s so I didn’t pay too much attention to them…lol) My mother in law has some fancy front loader ones and while they seem great they sure don’t seem to get her towels clean…yuck! I’m not sure how I’d do with a front loader and diapers (and I always hear front loader horror stories involving cloth diapers) so I look forward to hearing how they will work for you.

    And as far as it only being May – it’s been up in the 90’s here this week and I couldn’t believe how hot my girls’ car seats were the other day – especially my rear facing one for my 15mo. Summer is here!


  26. Lisa Says:

    I have a basic Frigidaire set. Top loading washer and propane dryer. I don’t love or hate them. They do their job and for that I respect them. Although, I am extreemly excited about the nicer weather so that I can consistantly use my wonderful clothes line. That, I love.


  27. Christina Says:

    My washer and dryer have been passed down through a couple generations. They are really old. The washer is an Admiral and the dryer is a frigedaire. They both have been working great though. I would love to win the coolseat. We live in San Antonio and I definitely know about it being hot already. Those car seat buckles are so hot and it’s so hard to try not to touch your baby’s skin when getting them in. This was a great idea.


  28. Ashley hammock Says:

    I have a hand-me-down washer and dryer. They are a good 10-15 yrs old but they do the job. And I definitely dont mind re-using and recycling until there is nothing left for them to give lol. I can’t wait for the day we can afford something like yours though! Congrats on them making your life much easier! Getting our hand-me-down dryer to start working again after 3 years of hanging all my laundry was HEAVEN SENT!


  29. Ashlee R Says:

    Where can I find these seat covers online?


  30. Ashlee R Says:

    I was just wishing for something like this yesterday! How wierd is that!!! We have whirlpool front loader washer and dryer. It is the most basic model. I really like them. However I hardly ever use the dryer. I love my clothes line even more. :) Thanks for this great product!!!


  31. Becky Gittings Says:

    Congrats on the BABY!!! and the new w/d! all sorts of great things happening there :)

    we have a whirlpool w/d set that came with our house. they are newer-ish. :) I like how they can do XLARGE loads, has an extra rinse setting and can turn off the buzzer. :) would love a different washer that has a sanitizer setting, but this works! :)


  32. Majaliwa Bass Says:

    Congrats on the new babies – all three of them!


  33. Stephanie Says:

    I have an old GE top loader washer and a Kenmore dryer. They’re not too exciting but they get the job done. And the best part is they were cheap (got them used). Would love to have a better set one day.


  34. Amanda Olson Says:

    Man- do i ever wish we could afford those washing/dryers! But no- we have Kenmore..the older version , but new ( if that makes sense)
    I think they’re ok, but they dont do very much at one time…so do i want those..YES!
    Your soo lucky!
    And congratulations!! Yay!


  35. Chevonne Says:

    WOW Adrian! CONGRATS on the new addition… I hope your fatigue doesn’t effect your productivity – LOL :) – for the record, I’m thinking GIRL for you! Middle name ‘Noelle’ perhaps, in celebration of the Christmas Season!? ;)

    I use Whirpool “Commerical Standard” washer & dryer. They are about 3 years old and RULE. They get everything so clean, are HUGE and don’t make a tonne of noise. I haven’t started washing my cloth diapers yet but will do soon :)

    My 2 year old son is one sweaty little kid who HATES the heat- winning one of these Coolseats for his carseat would be GREAT!!!


    • Adrian Post Says:


      Autumn is the pregnant one, not me, although we are trying. And I’m sure throwing up 10 times a day for 7 months won’t affect productivity at all.. ha ha~ Why do I want to get pregnant again?? ha ha!



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