Showing posts with label cloth diaper. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cloth diaper. Show all posts
Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Responsible Mother ~ Bamboo velour pocket Diaper Review


I received a pocket diaper from Responsible Mother to Review.

Like many of the products that you will find on Responsible Mothers website, this diaper is very well made. As well as squishy. I do believe that Aria agrees. It is on her bum, after all.



The super cute sheep print was a hit with my older kids too. It is upside down, but most fabrics do that. 



Here is a back view of the Diaper. With the fluffy sheep.


This is a sized diaper. So you need to take care in buying the correct size for you little one. I did find that they have a lot of stretch to them. The average child can get away with the Small up to 19 lbs. At least that is our case. Aria is 18 lbs, and I can still see this fitting her a few more months. The Leg elastic just has so much stretch to it. 






As you can see in the below picture, the front rise is not that high. -Keep in mind I have an insert and doubler inside. The snaps do not over lap, so thinner babies may have a problem.



Once she is sitting up her belly overlaps it anyway. My chunky belly.





Oh well, even if she can't sit still, I can tell she loves the camera!



The wings have three snaps each. There is a row of six snaps on the front panel.





The pocket opens up extremely wide! Which is not a common occurrence in a lot of the diapers I own. On the other hand, the diaper is pretty narrow. I love the velour on the inside! Bamboo is amazing against the skin. It is super soft and absorbent. 


These diapers do require a cover. You can purchase wool covers at the Responsible mother shop. Check out my past review on her snap on cover! It is a great choice!




Materials:
Outer layer – 100% cotton, inner – 70% bamboo, 28% environmentally-friendly  cotton, 2% polyester.


You can find this Cloth diaper here, and in a variety of prints.

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I received a free product to facilitate this review. Regardless, I only recommend products I would use. All views are 100% my own.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Responsible Mother ~ Wool Diaper Cover Review

I was sent a wool diaper cover to review from Responsible Mother. It is a sized snap cover that con be used over a pocket, fitted or even a flat diaper! It is made of 100 % super soft wool.

Wool covers are used as an outer layer for some types of cloth diapers. Most commonly, a flat, prefold or fitted diaper is used on the inside for absorbency, while the wool shorties are used as the outermost waterproof layer.



If you do not own any wool, now is the time to add some to your stash. If you are like me, and love fitteds you need a good cover. That is where wool comes in. As long as it isn't soiled, you can reuse wool for weeks without washing! Crazy right? That has to be my favorite part.


I love the fit of the Responsible Mother Diaper Cover! The wings have three snaps each. Allowing the diaper to not overlap. Making them a bit big for newborns.

Wool does a fabulous job of stopping leaks. Many families prefer wool for heavy wetters or for night time diapers. The wool gets its absorbency from the lanolin. Which does require a little extra care during washing to maintain its unique breathable, waterproof properties. The wool also needs to be treated with lanolin to help it stop diaper leaks.

A great add on to this diaper cover is their hemp inserts! I highly recommend them as boosters! Add them to your nighttime diaper routine for a leak free night!
Made from 55% hemp and 45% environmentally-friendly cotton.


About Responsible Mother
We are a family growing two small children (3 year-old Dominykas and 1 year-old Matas). Over the first pregnancy we already knew and believed that we will bring up our children healthily. Ecology idea is very close to our way of living and we also think the person‘s lifestyle should not harm not only him but the environment as well. While incubating the ideas into what we are going to diaper, how we will feed our baby, we decided to use cloth diapers, to dress in natural fibre clothes (wool, silk, cotton), to use only environmentally-friendly  household, washing, cosmetic items, also wooden toys or sewn on mother‘s own. This is how „responsible mother“ was born.
 Cloth diapers  for modern parents who think different! That was our slogan while in search for textile, modelling, and sewing products. In the beginning there were just small orders for acquaintance mothers, who wanted to grow their children healthily, but after receiving positive feedback and recommendations we started working at full length. We offer you cloth diapers  handmade with love and warmth in Lithuania.

Wool should only be hand washed and air dried flat. It WILL shrink or and be small enough to fit a newborn if you try to dry it in the dryer. Also do not use a clothes line. Just lay it flat. It does take over a day to dry after being washed. I think it usually takes up to 48 hours for us to dry wool.

If you do not cloth diaper, a wool cover is even a great accessory for disposables! They can keep your little ones tushy warm too!

You can find this diaper cover here, and in a variety of colors.

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I received a free product to facilitate this review. Regardless, I only recommend products I would use. All views are 100% my own.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Accessorize your Stash with LooHoo Dryer Balls! #giveaway

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Accessorize Your Stash in August Giveaway Hop, hosted by So Easy Being Green and According to Jenny!  Are you ready to accessorize your cloth diapers stash?  A great group of bloggers have come together to help you do just that – with Cloth Diaper Accessory Giveaways!
If you love cloth diapering, then you'll love hopping around to see what each blog has in store for you and your Fluffy Stash!

So Sew Mama will be giving a way a Deluxe Package of LooHoo Dryer balls to one lucky reader!
This starter pack is perfect for anyone. Even if you are new to using dryer balls, or are just wanting to add more to your stash! LooHoo dryer balls are made with 100% domestic wool! 
Winner can choose color preference on pack. 

This giveaway is open to US residents 18+ 
8/14 - 8/28
Please use the Giveaway Tools form to enter this giveaway.


Now that you've entered to win my Accessorize Your Stash Giveaway, you're not going to want to miss the fabulous Grand Prize for this Event.  It's full of all the accessories you'll want for your stash, including a Diaper Sprayer, Planet Wise Wet/Dry Hanging Bag, and Cloth Wipes and Detergent from BALM! Baby.
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ENTER the GRAND PRIZE


According to Jenny, So Easy Being Green, the Blogging Mamas Network, and the Accessorize Your Stash in August participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.

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Saturday, August 10, 2013

Lily's Dreams Wool Diaper Cover Review

I received a free sample for review. All views are 100% my own.


Wool covers are used as an outer layer for some types of cloth diapers. Most commonly, a flat, prefold or fitted diaper is used on the inside for absorbency, while the wool shorties are used as the outermost waterproof layer. This makes a great night time solution for heavy wetters as well. Lily's Dreams makes some of the best wool covers, longies and shorties that I have seen.

Wool really does a fabulous job of stopping leaks. Many families prefer wool for heavy wetters or for night time diapers. The wool gets its absorbency from the lanolin. Which does require a little extra care during washing to maintain its unique breathable, waterproof properties. The wool also needs to be treated with lanolin to help it stop diaper leaks. Wool should only be hand washed and air dried flat. It WILL shrink or and be small enough to fit a newborn if you try to dry it in the dryer. Also do not use a clothes line. Just lay it flat. It does take over a day to dry after being washed. I think it usually takes up to 48 hours for us to dry.

If you do not own any wool, now is the time to add some to your stash. If you are like me, and love fitteds you need a good cover. That is where wool comes in. As long as it isn't soiled, you can reuse wool for weeks without washing! Crazy right? That has to be my favorite part.

I also love that the leg is a different contrasting color. It holds the legs very well too.

Wool can be expensive, so this definitely evens out that. You would only need 2 wool covers to get you through a day. Just air it out and your good to go. Let one dry while you use the other.

We do use flats, so wool covers are a must! I have come to really love fitted diapers as well. The stretch is great and they just don't compare to other diapers with PUL.

I love how these wool covers have a cute little design on the butt. I'm sure it can be used wither way of course.

 There is also a sewn in soaker on the cover that gives it extra absorbancy.


Can you use a wool cover with disposable diapers?

  • Sure, why not? It's a cute add on for even moms that choose to use disposable diapers. Since Wool does not need to be washed after every use, it is the perfect fashion statement for everyday!
How many Wool covers do I need?
  • That depends on what is in your stash. You can get by with 1-2 wool covers in rotation easily. Since washing is super easy by hand. You would just need to use another cover while it dries. PUL covers are cheap and easy to find. You can even use fleece as a cover while your wool dries.



I'm already looking forward to the next Flats and Handwashing Challenge next year! Now that I know so much more about flats and diaper covers. Wool was my best friend during the challenge.

You can purchase many types of Wool Covers at Lily's Dreams, for a great price! Wool Covers like this one are around $19. Which is an excellent investment.

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Fruit of The Womb Wool Shorts review

We received the adorable Miss Kitty Wool Shorties to review from Fruit of The Womb Diapers. It definitely caught my eye! I'm loving the appliqued butt. It is completely unique. It makes the wool cover look complete. Not to mention professional.


This Mama Has some talent! Doesn't she?

Shorties are used as an outer cover for some types of cloth diapers. Most commonly, a flat, prefold or fitted diaper is used on the inside for absorbency, while the wool shorties are used as the outermost waterproof layer.

Wool shorties do a fabulous job of stopping leaks. Many families prefer wool shorties for heavy wetters or for night time diapers. The wool gets its absorbency from the lanolin. Which does require a little extra care during washing to maintain its unique breathable, waterproof properties. The wool also needs to be treated with lanolin to help it stop diaper leaks. Wool should only be handwashed and air dryed flat. It WILL shrink or and be small enough to fit a newborn if you try to dry it in the dryer. Also do not use a clothes line. Just lay it flat. It does take over a day to dry after being washed.

If you do not own any wool, now is the time to add some to your stash. If you are like me, and love fitteds you need a good cover. That is where wool comes in. As long as it isn't soiled, you can reuse wool for weeks without washing! Crazy right? That has to be my favorite part.
Wool can be expensive, so this definitely evens out that. You would only need 2 wool covers to get you through a day. Just air it out and your good to go. Let one dry while you use the other.

I love that these wool shorties have a soaker sewn in, for added absorbency. It definitely gives it an extra bang for your buck.


We also received a super soft bamboo flat to review. It is sop squishy. Since the flats challenge, I am obsessed with folding up diapers. This super absorbent bamboo french terry flat is the perfect addition to Wool.

Folding it is simple.

Fold it into thirds.
Open up the back to make wings.
Fold it over about an inch or so. Depending on the size of your little one.

Add baby, and pin or snappi in place.


Put on your wool shorts and you are good to go!

CUTE!!

I'm just in love with the softness. I can't even say it enough. Bamboo fleece is so incredibly soft against the skin. Any of my other flats would be jealous of it.

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Buttons Diapers Review



When Buttons Cloth Diapers contacted me to do a review, I could not refuse! I am addicted to fluff.



Who are they?
Buttons Cloth Diapers is family operated by a husband and wife team who wanted to create an easy and affordable cloth diapering option.  What they came up with is an all-in-two system, which basically means you have a one size waterproof cover and an insert that just snaps in–super simple!  They fit babies from about 9 to 35 pounds and come in 5 adorable colors.


This is what I received
1 one sized diaper cover
1 large daytime insert
1 large nighttime insert


The inserts are extremely soft and unbelievable absorbent. Not to mention thick!

The inserts snap together and snap onto the diaper shell. Making it an easy to use diaper for day time, and bed time!

There is a protective fleece layer over the smaller insert so that the microfiber is not touching babies sensitive skin.

The double leg gussets are also a great add on to this diaper. Giving it extra protection from nasty blow outs!

The diaper cover has two layers of PUL, and make them seem more durable!There are double gussets! Two layers on each leg help with leg leaks. Front and back elastic help keep the front and back snug .


Buttons diapers are sturdy and hold up well. I am very happy to have a Buttons Cloth Diaper in my growing stash. If you have other snap on inserts you can use this cover over and over! It is easy to clean. As long as there is no poop, you can use a wipe to clean it and snap in another insert.

If you can use a snap, you can use this diaper! It is easy as Snap & go!
  •  Adjust the snaps on the front of your diaper cover to the size that fits.
  •  Snap in your preferred diaper insert
  • Put the diaper on your little babies cute bottom and you are done!
When it's time for a diaper change, just snap the insert out, snap in a clean one, put it
back on your little one, and voila! (Use a new cover when it has been soiled.)



Using both inserts together does make this a bulky diaper. But It does hold up well.




The one thing that I do dislike is the elastic in the front. Maybe it works for others, I just dont like the fit. It looks very uncomfortable. At least visually.

I love the double leg elastics! I was not sure at first if it would be necessary but I completely agree now that it is a great add on.


If you decide to purchase Buttons cloth diapers, you can get everything you need to diaper your baby for $240! If you decide to use disposable diapers, your total cost form birth to potty training can easily be $1,500- $2,000. That means you could save $1,760 by switching to cloth!

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