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#1 of 15 Old 03-04-2009, 01:47 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Ok, please tell me I'm not the only one who does this. I have a shopping list of NFL type items I'm looking to buy. I can't buy them locally, so I'm looking for ways to order them online. Of course, I'd like to buy as many together as possible because shipping can add up very quickly when you're just buying 1-2 items per store. Ideally I'd like to buy it all together and manage free shipping, but I'm not counting on that. So, I've just wasted an hour on google, and I'm more confused now than when I started... :

Here's my list:
Beco Mini, Martini print (This is for DD's Easter basket. It's what got me started looking. I'm set on the print.)
Kissaluv terry wipes (2 dozen - very set on brand/style)
Unscented wool wash (I've never bought wool wash, I'd be ok with tea tree scent. I want it to be easy to use and contain enough lanolin for wool covers. I'm very sensitive to scents.)
doll cloth diapers (DD would be over the moon to get a few diapers and a Beco in her Easter basket. I'm not picky on brands, simple, velcro closure, not obnoxious prints. I'd be very happy with ones by a WAHM. Maybe I should just do etsy, but then it would be shipping on one product... )
Wrap-n-mats
Gerber cabinet/drawer locks (so, this isn't NFL, but I figured I'd throw it in there)

I'd like to get pretty much all of this in the next month. How do you guys order this sort of stuff without going crazy or spending as much on shipping as on the products themselves??? I feel like I do this every time I'm trying to order NFL products. There must be an easier way to do this.

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http://www.cottontailbaby.com/catego...loth-Wipes.htm

This site has your kissaluv wipes. It has Kookaburro wool wash which is hands down the best wool wash ever. It is also great at getting stains out of other clothes. It is WELL WORTH the price and I hate it when I have to buy the other stuff locally. Hrm.. I see they only have the 2oz bottle in stock. You might want to look at other sites that carry it to see if they have the 16 oz.

You can also buy newborn diapers for the dolls. They fit perfectly. They might even have dolls ones.. I haven't looked that hard.

As for the other stuff... I don't know what some of it is so i don't know where to get it..
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I went round and round with my first big whoop NFL shopping spree. Different kinds of diapers, a few books, some other baby stuff, oh and slings/wraps, oh my goodness, so many different things. I know just what you mean. It's not exactly a trip to Target. Although it was fun. I just passed on our cloth diaper stash to a new mama and I though, my goodness I've saved her quite a bit of internet research and money.

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I ended up ordering the Beco Mini, Kissaluv wipes, and wool wash (I did Sud'z n Dud'z Tea tree oil) from Jullian's Drawers. I think I'm going to order doll diapers on etsy. I imagine the Wrap-n-Mats and cabinet locks will wait till another time. I can't justify ordering wrap-n-mats solo and paying shipping on just them, and I keep balking at the totals when I'm looking at the Gerber cabinet locks (though we absolutely HATE our cheap cabinet locks that were horrid to put in and keep breaking), so I imagine that'll have to wait till another time too.

I'm mostly just looking for others assuring me that I'm not really crazy. I find myself doing this every few months. I have a list of things I'm trying to buy, and I'm trying to get them mostly from the same place, and it just gets crazy. I figure some of you mama's have found yourselves doing it too.

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I have the exact same thoughts as you. Shipping adds up! And if you are thinking about the environment, you wouldn't want several delivery trucks guzzling gas and out and about bringing things to you.
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If all you have left is doll diapers, maybe you could make them yourself out of something in your house that isn't being used. They don't need to be *perfect*, just functional...and since they don't actually have to absorb anything, 'functional' is a pretty easy thing to achieve
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yes and with the same material and velcro u could probably make some wrapnmats....i just found this

http://www.towards-sustainability.co...wich-wrap.html

so a roll of velcro and a yd of cheap fabric....walmart, joannes....and u have both with free shipping! :

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I wonder how well wax or parchment paper would stand up rather than using a ziplock bag.

Also if you have to use plastic.. the seal a mean bag plastic is much thicker and I would think it would stand up longer.
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yes and with the same material and velcro u could probably make some wrapnmats....i just found this

http://www.towards-sustainability.co...wich-wrap.html

so a roll of velcro and a yd of cheap fabric....walmart, joannes....and u have both with free shipping! :
Thanks for the link. I've been trying to convense myself to try making sandwich wraps and doll diapers. I got a sewing machine for Christmas. I haven't taken it out of the box (thank you first trimester). I need to get myself going sewing.

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Yeah, I was going to say make your own baby diapers and wrap-n-mats if you have the materials and a little sewing know-how.
Not like doll diapers need a ton of absorbency, right? Or if you end up ordering doll diapers from etsy, maybe see if the same gal can make you a few wrap-n-mats out of PUL or something.

As for the Gerber cabinet locks - I found ours at my local grocery store (like $2-$3/package to boot!). They carry the gamut of things - a throwback to the general store of yesteryear - they have canning supplies and Parawax, fels naptha, the cabinet locks, old-school diaper pins, etc. All kinds of crazy things.

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You can even make doll diapers out of felt and sew or glue on velcro for fasteners, and not need the sewing machine at all! Felt can just be cut to shape and you don't need to finish off the edges. No, it won't hold up as well as sewn diapers, but you can always make more later if these break. they'll hold up for months of play, and can be replaced later (like with the newborn diapers after the new one outgrows them.)

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I know you are set now, but in the future, The Little Seedling has a good variety of NFL products.
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my mom made the equivilent of tie nappies for our dolls when we were little. they were just one piece of fabric in a contour/hour glass shape with ties on one end. although she knows how to sew, i dont think they were even hemmed, lol.

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Polar fleece is another no-sew material for doll dipes.

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add my moses basket to your list.. OP.. make it very pretty, kay?

No seriously.. I am looking around and looking around for one that will ship to AK that is GORGEOUS.. I want DROP DEAD gorgeous moses basket something non-gender specific..

I remember looking at some gorgeous ones years ago but I can't recall the site, anyone?
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