Monday, December 16, 2013

Gamin Project Review and *Giveaway*

Look how adorable they are packaged up! 
I heard about Gamin Projects and the amazing thing they do and was so excited to review their diapers. For every diaper sold, they donate a diaper to an orphan in an underprivileged country. How awesome is that? You can read more about their mission and the orphanage that they donate to here.

They make one size, hybrid, fitted diapers. The outside is made of adorable knit fabrics. They have some of the cutest prints I've seen. The inside of the shell is made of super soft organic bamboo velour with a layer of organic bamboo fleece sandwiched inside the two layers making it extra absorbent.

The soaker snaps into the shell and is made of organic bamboo fleece and topped with the squishy soft velour. It has a fold down rise making it a one size diaper (similar to other popular brands of fitted diapers like Goodmama).

I tested the diaper out on my chunky 16 month old. I'm guessing she weighs around 25 pounds. The fit was great. I put it on her without folding down the rise. It was a pretty trim diaper and was very absorbent. I've tried a few other brands of fitteds and they do not compare to Gamin Projects diapers. With other diapers, I can feel the outside of the diaper damp or wet after just an hour or sooner. After an hour in these diapers, the outside was still dry. I tried to always test the diaper out for nap times and they always held up great. (With a cover on.) My daughter takes longer naps and we never had a leak in these diapers.

 It's blurry but look how trim it is! 

So trim and adorable! 
I am loving these diapers. I am pretty amazed at how absorbent they are even though they are so trim. They are very well made and are holding up beautifully in the wash. Their diapers are $28.99 which is a fantastic price for a unique, adorable, and even organic diaper. (Most fitted diapers will cost the same or even more.) Want to win one? Enter our giveaway here for your chance to win a free gender neutral diaper! Giveaway will end Friday the 27th at 11:59pm. The winner will have 72 hours to reply to my email before I pick a new winner. Good luck everyone! 

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Q & Lu Cloth Diaper Review

I was asked to review Q & Lu's pocket diaper. I received a size 2 pocket diaper (which is meant for taller, chunkier babies). She makes 4 different sizes so you get the best fit possible for your baby. The outside of the diaper is PUL which makes them waterproof. The inside of the diaper is soft microfleece which helps wick moisture away from the baby.

 The diaper on the biggest rise setting. 

 The inside of the diaper. You can see there is a pocket opening in the back of the diaper. 

The diaper on the smallest rise setting. 

There are 3 snaps on each of the tabs (see picture below). The top two snaps are male snaps and the bottom is a female snap. It's a little different than most diapers but I actually liked this feature a lot. 

 I used this diaper with a few different inserts and the results were the same. We loved this diaper! We never had any leaks. In these pictures, it is stuffed with a charcoal bamboo insert. The diaper is pretty trim no matter what insert you are using.

My baby is pretty chunky. She is about 23 pounds (or more) at 11 months old. She is on the medium snap rise, as you can see in the picture. The fit is great! The diaper is adorable and affordable.

You can find her Facebook page here. You can also see some of the other adorable diapers she's made here. She also makes fleece covers, nursing pads, and more. Go show her some love and check out everything she has to offer.  

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Hip Huggers Review

I have been testing out this new diaper from Hip Huggers. It it a charcoal bamboo one size pocket diaper. Charcoal bamboo is becoming very popular recently and for good reason too. Bamboo charcoal is extremely absorbent and thin. (You can read more about it here.) The inside of the diaper is also made of the charcoal bamboo. It helps wick away moisture and keep your baby dry. The leg gussets are wonderful! They have contained several messes. 

Here is my chunky monkey. She is 9 months old and is over 20 pounds. (I think. I actually have no idea how much she weighs but she's a chunker. I will try to get her weighed shortly and update this.) She is on the middle snap so there's still plenty of room to grow.

I told you she was chunky! 

Here is my niece with the same diaper. She is a super small baby. She is 6 months old and very skinny. You can see how trim it is even on a small baby.

I am loving this diaper. Many of you know I am not a huge fan of pocket diapers, but I am really enjoying this diaper! The charcoal bamboo is very absorbent! When you first get the diaper, I would recommend washing it a few times before using it. I have found that washing at least two or three times makes the insert more absorbent. The more you wash the insert, the more absorbent it will become. You can also boil the insert (Insert ONLY!) for a little bit before throwing it in the wash that way you don't have to wash more than once. Another thing I really enjoy about charcoal bamboo is no stains : ) Everything washes off easily and since the fabric is dark, it doesn't tend to stain like white fabric.

Hip Huggers Cloth Diapers has a big variety of products. They have the diapers but they also carry wet bags, panty liners, breast pads, and even these adorable key chains! They also do custom diapers and they are SO cute! You can see them here. I know that you will fall in love with these diapers! Go show them some love on their page.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

gDiapers Review and *Giveaway*

gDiapers are probably one of my favorite diapers. Actually I can safely say, they are my favorite diapers. I first tried gDiapers when my son was about 4 months old. I loved the fit and the look of them. We bought them used and they didn't work too well. I ended up reselling them. About a year later, I ended getting sucked back into them. They have such cute prints and colors. They usually do 2 new releases a year. I fell in love right away. Not only was the diaper adorable, it worked fantastic!
My son in his first gDiaper. How adorable is that? 
gDiapers are a very unique diapering system. Not like anything you've ever seen before. The outside of the diaper is cotton. There are 4 snaps on the inside of the diaper.
The liner snaps into the little gPant. It is made of breathable nylon which is waterproof. 
They have a few different choices of inserts. They have gCloth which is made of hemp/cotton on the bottom and microfleece on the top. They are okay. I have heavy wetters so I usually have to double up or add a booster with them. They also have a flushable (YES flushable!) insert. This is one of the things I love about gDiapers. You can toss them in the trash (don't worry,  they are 100% biodegradable!), compost them (don't ever compost poopy ones!), or flush them.
Stuffed with a flushable insert. 
How awesome is that? It makes cleaning them so much easier. It's a great transition from disposable to cloth. Especially if you are nervous about the whole cleaning part of it. You can also use other inserts in them as well. Prefolds (which are much cheaper and absorbent), charcoal bamboo, even other brands (I like Flip stay dry inserts). They are velcro diapers and they attach on the back. It is perfect for little toddlers who like to undo their diapers. Having the velcro in the back makes it harder for them to get off.
These are trim and absorbent diapers. They are adorable and totally eco friendly! They come in 5 sizes. Tiny 6-10 pounds, Small 8-14, Medium 13-28 pounds, Large 26-36 pounds, and Extra Large 34+ pounds. Get ready for some picture over loads.

 My daughter in a tiny g. She was about a week old here. 

 My son in a medium g. He was about 2 years old here. 

They also make matching tees and dresses that match with the diapers. I love them! They are soft and comfortable. 

gDiaper is an awesome company. Go like their Facebook page and show them some love. They are currently donating a portion of their proceeds from their new XOXO (Gift of Love) diaper to go to Hands to Heart International.  Want a chance to win one? Well you are in luck! We are giving away a large Gift of Love gDiaper. Want to buy one? Check out everything they offer in their store. They offer tons of stuff including wipes, wet bags, custom Sea Bags, and even adorable sippy cups.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

BabyKicks Premium Pocket Diaper Review

I've been testing out BabyKicks Premium pocket diaper and I love it! It is a one size pocket diaper with side snaps. (They also have a velcro version.) It will fit from 7 pounds (YES it will fit your newborn! See video below.) to about 40 pounds. It has a water proof outer, fleece leg gussets, and a bamboo velour inner. The unique fleece leg gussets allow for air flow to help your babies bum breath. It's great for rashes and it helps regulate the temperature. It comes with a super absorbent one size JoeyBunz hemp insert. The insert is 6 layers of hemp/organic cotton jersey. You also get a stay dry liner which is great for naps, nights, or if your baby is sensitive to wetness. The pocket opening is at the front of the diaper. I love this feature especially when it's a soiled diaper. Makes clean up much easier! 

 The insert is a bit longer than the diaper which is great! You can fold it up to increase absorbency into the wet zone. 

 You can see the fleece gussets and how trim the diaper is! 

On my chunky monkey who is 5 months old. It's a great fit! 

 I put it on my almost 3 year old as training pants. They worked great! Easy to pull down and the inside of the diaper adds a little extra absorbency for accidents. 

You can buy these awesome diapers here. They are only $21.50 which is a great price for natural fibers. I think you will be very happy with your purchase of these diapers. Babykicks is an awesome company! Go like their Facebook page and show some support to a made in the USA company!
Here is the video that shows how to make the diaper fit on a newborn. It's ingenious! 

Sunday, January 6, 2013

1,500 Fan Giveaway

Thank you everyone for being a fan! Feel free to enter any and all giveaways : ) Giveaway will end on the 22nd at midnight. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me on our Facebook page. Good luck everyone!

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