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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Sponsor Spotlight: The Willow Store

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One of the main reasons that I chose Cloth Diapering as our theme for the Green Christmas Blog Hop is because I know exactly how hard it is to weed through all the options out there and find products that actually work. The Willow Store was the first company that came to mind when planning for our sponsorship because I have owned/used their product since we began cloth diapering and it works. Way back when I was still pregnant with One Little Indian I won a set of three dryer balls from The Willow Store, I’ve been using them in not only his cloth diaper laundry but his regular laundry ever since. I originally had three different sets of dryer balls from three different companies and our Wool Dryer Balls from The Willow Store are the only set that has lasted the 10 months we’ve been using them.

All too often you will find with Wool Dryer Balls that after a few months (or sooner in some cases) they will come undone thus resulting in them having to be thrown away because they are no longer functional. This is incredibly irritating considering that you paid for a product (sometimes in the case of these wool dryer balls) just to have to throw them away. The Willow Store Wool Dryer Balls are the only brand I recommend to my cloth diapering friends because after 10 months of continued use they are not only still in tact but they don’t look like they’ve aged much. I don’t have a doubt they will last us through our cloth diapering years.

image I mentioned above that when we began to cloth diaper we had three sets of dryer balls, that is a grand total of nine dryer balls that we used in every load. Wool Dryer Balls are one of my essentials for doing fluffy laundry. You can’t use dryer sheets in your laundry so you need something to reduce static and fluffen up the diapers a bit. As the wool dryer balls bounce around in the laundry they also help to separate the diapers thus helping them dry faster, which is a problem when doing fluff laundry because the inserts sometimes take forever to dry. Anywho, out of the nine dryer balls I had started out with I have four left, the other five quickly fell apart to the point of having to be thrown away. The image to the left shows the dryer balls I have left. The purple dryer ball is on it’s last leg and I’m already having to cut parts of it off as they come apart in the dryer. The blue and green dryer balls are my Willow Store Dryer Balls, as you can see they are still in tact, they aren’t falling apart and they look pretty much the same as when we first started using them. Who likes wasting money on products that just end up in the trash? I sure don’t, which is most of the reason that we decided to cloth diaper in the first place, I don’t want to waste money on disposable diapers and I most certainly don’t want to waste money on my cloth diaper accessories.

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The Wool Dryer Balls from The Willow Store are sold individually or in sets of three. You can choose to get natural colored dryer balls or you can choose from several fun colors. We have a three pack of the assorted colored dryer balls. Another thing I love about the Willow Store’s Wool Dryer Balls is that they are Made in the U.S.A, no imported products here!  Each Wool Ball is approximately the size of a Tennis Ball and the instructions say to include 2-3 wool balls in each load to reduce drying time. I have found I like to have a few more then this just to fluff things up that much more. The sets of Wool Dryer Balls from The Willow Store even come in these little baskets pictured which I still use to store mine. Overall I am incredibly impressed with not only the quality of The Willow Store Wool Dryer Balls but also the presentation. I love that the Wool Dryer Balls are all natural and contain no chemicals so I don’t have to fret when One Little Indian pulls one out of the dryer and plays with it (see puts it’s in his mouth). I am 100% satisfied with our Wool Dryer Balls from The Willow Store and when I purchase more Dryer Balls it is the only company I would buy them from.

The Willow Store sells several other great cloth diapering products besides the one mentioned above including, yep you guessed it, cloth diapers! I have not personally used a cloth diaper from The Willow Store but I’d guess that they are great quality too! The Willow Store stocks Sprout Change Cloth Diapers, which are the only cloth diapers on the market that feature a reversible one-size diaper system. Catherine, the owner of The Willow Store, created Sprout Change cloth diapers as a way of filling a need she saw for a better cloth diapering system. She sought to combine all the things that a cloth diaper can be into one affordable type of diaper. You can use the Sprout Change diaper as a shell for pre-folds, a pocket diapers, an All-In-One or a Hybrid Diaper with a Biodegradable Liner. The Sprout Change covers are breathable which is great for preventing diaper rashes and it’s reversible, two colored covers in one! Sprout Change diapers fit 5-40lbs and feature a Patent Pending easy size adjustment system and easy daycare friendly snaps! I would love to review a Sprout Change Cloth Diaper (call me Catherine hehe). You will also find Sprout Change Training Pants at The Willow Store, fitting a potty training friendly 20-50lbs! I am amazed at all the great organic products you will find at The Willow Store, they even stock ComfySlumber Organic Pillows, yes please.

Want to win it? The Willow Store has graciously offered one lucky reader a chance to win a set of Three Wool Dryer Balls, just like I reviewed here. You will be able to choose from the Natural or Assorted Colors.

CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT THE RAFFLECOPTER FORM AND ENTER TO WIN!

Want an Extra Entry?

(Post Answers in Comments Below and then make sure to click that you did the The Willow Store Extra Entries on the Rafflecopter Form).

Answer this question:

“If you could have any product from The Willow Store what would it be?”

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14 comments:

  1. I would love to try their Sprout Change diaper in the CherryBerry color!

    graceink at yahoo dot com

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  2. I would like to try one of their Sprout trainers in blueberry color.

    barb02_84 at yahoo.com

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  3. I would love to have the waterproof willow pads! I'm tring to build a complete stash od mama cloth, so these would be perfect! The wool dryer balls sound great too.

    ~Terri
    @EcoCrazyMom
    EcoCrazyMom@gmail.com

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  4. I would like to try the Stay Dry diaper because I'm a fluff addict ;)

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  5. i would like the Sprout Change diaper. I love that it has 2 colors!

    debbie m

    dmoretti1967 at yahoo dot com

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  6. would love to have the hand dyed organic cotton super wipes

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  7. I'd really like to try the Organic Hemp Pocket Diaper Inserts or the Organic Super Wipes.

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  8. I would really like to try the organic hemp pocket diaper inserts!

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  9. I would love the Willow Pads

    the imagine tree at aol dot com

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  10. The hand dyed organic feminine pads for sure!
    ticklemetiffy at gmail dot com

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  11. I would want their training pants

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