Thursday, October 23, 2014

Kawaii Baby Diapers: nice price, but are they legit?

My sister-in-law (SIL) is just starting her cloth diapering adventure, and we were discussing her new cloth diapers at a recent family gathering.  She has purchased a variety of different brands of cloth diapers and gotten some deep discounts by buying them used.  One of the brands she purchased is Kawaii baby diapers (aff link).  These are a one-size pocket style diaper with fleece lining.  The diapers snap to adjust the rise of the diaper and are one-size to fit babies from 8 to 36 pounds. Kawaii baby diapers cost $10.95 for a diaper shell plus two inserts.

My only critique of the design is that the fabric on the front of the diaper doesn't lay as nicely as some other brands with similar designs.  However, think these are functionally great diapers that offer some wonderful features for a great price. I love the cute patterns and colors available with the Kawaii baby diapers.  My SIL says she really enjoys picking out fun colors at each diaper change and likes to show off the diapers during outings!

Because these diapers are less expensive, some people have questioned if Kawaii are "China Cheapies" or inexpensive diapers made unethically (and possibly without safety oversight) in China.  Kawaii diapers are not "China Cheapies" because they are designed in Canada and made ethically overseas.  Kelly's Closet doesn't sell any unethically made diapers, so that also is a good cue that these diapers are reputable.  The reviews on Kelly's Closet are also pretty positive.

Have you tried KaWaii Cloth Diapers? 

Kelly's Closet Link is an affiliate link.
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Lil' Monkey Cheeks 5000 Fan #Giveaway

5000 Fans Fluffstravaganza
Welcome to the Lil' Monkey Cheeks 5000 Fans FluffStravaganza!
It's been just over a year since Lil' Monkey Cheeks opened its proverbial virtual doors to serve Canadian and American Fluff-Mail-Aholics with speedy shipping, surprise herbal teas and personalized notes. Joining the Lil' Monkey Cheeks team this spring as Social Media Manager, Lindsay at Maman Loup's Den has helped Renee grow her fan base and also watched (from afar) how hard this entrepreneurial powerhouse works. Her attention to detail and her willingness to go the extra mile for her customers keeps them all coming back! Renee has prepared a $165 cloth diapering prize pack (a quarter of a reasonably-sized stash!!) for you to win:
  • A Blueberry Simplex AIO;
  • A Bummis Dimple Diaper;
  • A Funky Fluff Stay Dry 2.0;
  • An Omaiki AIO;
  • An AppleCheeks Microterry Little Bundle;
  • An AMP with 2-ply hemp insert.
This giveaway is open to Canadian and American residents. Please see the giveaway tools form for full terms and conditions.
Participating bloggers were not compensated for their promotion of this giveaway. Cloth Diaper Guru and Bloggers are not responsible for technical failures or sponsors' inability to fulfill prize commitments. Please contact Lindsay at mamanloupsden(at)gmail(dot)com with any questions or concerns.
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

SoftBums Midnight #ClothDiaper Release and #Giveaway

SoftBums is releasing a new Midnight cloth diaper and you can WIN one!  Enter below.  Contest open to US and Canada residents 18 years of age and older.

SoftBums is also hosting a Twitter Party on Oct 29th--register here.

Entries will be verified.  Cloth Diaper Guru is not responsible for prize fulfillment. 

10-22-14 Update: Miscommunications between the giveaway sponsor and Cloth Diaper Guru blog resulted in this giveaway being advertised as for one custom embroidered cloth diaper--giveaway has been updated to reflect the actual prize of a Midnight cloth diaper.  Current entries remain unchanged--giveaway tool has been updated to reflect the updated prize information.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Sized versus One Size #clothdiapers

If you are new to cloth diapers, you're probably wondering what is a "sized" versus a "one-size" diaper.  Today's post will share some of the differences so you can make a decision about the best cloth diaper for your child.

One Size Diaper: 

A diaper that is advertised as “One-size” is designed to fit baby from birth to potty training.  Check the size limits on the diaper, as some one-sized diapers can fit a baby as small as 5 pounds.  Other one-size diapers will not fit babies until they are at least eight pounds.  If you have a preemie or very small newborn, a one-sized diaper may not fit your child from birth.  One-sized diapers are a great economical buy.  A diaper that is designed to grow with your baby from birth to potty training will save you money over purchasing a variety of different sized diapers.

A one-size cloth diaper from Rock-a-Bums adjusts to fit babies of different sizes.  The diaper snaps down in the "rise" to accommodate small babies or large babies.

Sized Diaper:

Diapers that are advertized by size are designed so that you will purchase different sizes of diapers as your baby grows (something like XS/S, M, L, XL).  The great thing about sized diapers is that they can be trimmer than a “one size” diaper, and they sometimes work better for people who are struggling to get a good fit with a one size option (one size fits MOST, but not all).  Some brands of diapers are only available in sized options, while others will give you the choice of a sized or one-size diaper.

A large swim diaper is sized to fit babies within a certain weight range.

Visit Kelly's Closet for help with size comparison.
Some families prefer to purchase sized diapers over one-sized options.  Which style you select will depend on your preferences and the brand you prefer.  Some diapers are only available in one-size options and other brands offer sized diapers.  Some of our favorite one-sized diapers are Grovia, Rumparooz, Blueberry, and BumGenius.  Some of our favorite sized diapers are FuzziBunz, Thirsties, and Sustainablebabyish.  Kelly's Closet (aff link) has a great comparison of different brands and sizing options so you can do some quick research and find a size to fit your baby.

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Rock-A-Bums #CDLocal2Me #Giveaway Hop: Celebrating local #clothdiapers

#CDLocal2Me (1)Welcome to the #CDLocal2Me Giveaway Hop Event, hosted by Mama Loup's Den and Our Piece of Earth.   We have teamed up with some amazing bloggers who love supporting local businesses and are excited to share these products and companies that we love with you. Each participating blogger will be showcasing cloth diaper or natural living products and stores local to them. This is a great way for you to find out where some of your favorite products are made and discover some that you may not have heard of. Be sure to hop around to all of these fantastic blogs and enter to win.    

Rock-a-Bums are Local To Me!  Rock-a-Bums, designed in Minnesota, are an awesome 5-in-1 cloth diapering system.  We reviewed both the Rock-a-Bums 2.0 (latest "model") and the 1.0 cloth diapers.  Both were a favorite and we are excited to give our readers yet another opportunity to take home a FREE Rock-a-Bums cloth diaper.  

The diaper is customizable and can be used as a 1) diaper cover, 2) All-in-two, 3) All-in-One, 4) Pocket Diaper, or 5) Disposable hybrid diaper (they even suggest using it over disposable diapers to contain blow-outs). 

"I find that the Rock-a-Bums is incredibly easy to customize and this diaper will work for almost every family.  We use a lot of prefold cloth diapers and I like that I can use [Rock-a-Bums] as a diaper cover.  Rock-a-Bums also sells additional charcoal bamboo inserts so you can use this as an exclusively All-in-Two system" ~Cloth Diaper Guru review 

Enter to Win one Rock-a-Bums cloth diaper cover (Color/print/closure of your choice), TWO reusable inserts, and a cloth diaper wet bag (color of your choice).

One winner will be selected.  Open to residents over the age of 18 who are residents of the US or Canada.

Falsified entries will be disqualified. One entry per household.  This giveaway is in no way associated with any social media site.  Rock-a-Bums is responsible for prize fulfillment.

Disclosure: Mama Loup's Den, Our Piece of Earth and the participating #CDLocal2Me bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill their prize shipments.
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