Showing posts with label diaper. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 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.
Accessorize Your Stash GP

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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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Dreaming In Cotton Cloth Diaper Review

Dreaming in Cotton Review


As part of So Sew Mama's, Mama Love event (June 12-24) I had the opportunity to review one of the adorable diapers made by Samantha. She was such a pleasure to work with. Dreaming in Cotton has quality products at great prices. 

Samantha sent us the Argyle hearts pocket diaper to review. 

 Isn't it adorable? Could you believe that she is selling it for just $18.00?


Diaper Features:

  • Pocket diaper
  • One-size, fits 7-35 lbs.
  • hidden PUL 
  • Stretchy Knit outer layer
  • Microfleece lining
  • Four rows of adjustment snaps to allow for a small/medium/large size in one diaper
  • Hip snaps to prevent the sides from drooping
  • Double back elastics to help prevent blow outs


Double rows of snaps for proper placement. I love diapers that have hip snaps. This is a huge deal for squirmy babies and toddlers. 

This is also a very extendable diaper. It could fit babies over 35 lbs.

It is approximately 15.5 inches long, without being stretched at all. That is at the largest setting. (not stretched)

The Crotch area measured at 6.5 inches.

With a Wing span of 12 inches. 


Our Microfleece lining. It is super soft. I love that she prewashes. 


Double elastic pocket opening. It is a pretty wide pocket. I have no issue sticking my hand in. Also, you do not HAVE to take the dirty insert out by hand. It will agitate out in the wash. In most cases. 



Close up of the four rise snap settings. I do not think I own any diapers with a four rise snap. I do believe that this makes it possible to fit bigger babies. I'm not sure if the crotch part would be wide enough. But I do not make big babies. Baby a is about 17 lbs and we are on the second setting. She is also about 26 inches tall. 

Samantha's diapers do not come with inserts. But she does make them. Insert consists of 3 inner layers of microfiber and 2 outer layers of fleece. You can choose between a chocolate or light pink fleece outer. 
Approximately 14.5" in length and 4.5" in width. I was able to use just this insert for nap time and it held up great. No leaks. Some of my other hidden PUL diapers leak, so this is awesome. I also love that the microfiber is under the fleece. This way I can use this insert with flats, or whatever else. What is more, they are only $3.00.
Baby a has started solids. She now eats everything and everything. Yeah, so fun. Not when it comes out the other end. We have had some really huge messy blow outs. I am so glad to say that potential blow outs did not happen with this diaper. The fit is superb! It definitely stood up to the ultimate test. 8 month old eating everything. 


She is a cutie though.

If you are a cloth addict, like I am, you should definitely go purchase a diaper from Samantha. She also makes wipes and inserts!

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