Fancy Cloth Baby Review and Giveaway

175 comments
July 14th, 2011
2:30pm


Photobucket

Charlotte has sensitive skin. All my kids do. For overnight diaper use, we like to use a stay dry fabric next to her skin to make sure no rashes arise. During the Flats Challenge back in May, I started to think about using flats as our main diapering stash. The thing I really appreciate about flats and prefolds is their simplicity. Yes, there are a myriad of different folds but I really love the simplicity of a 2 part diapering system. (That sounds like an oxymoron). Yes, you can have simplicity in a two part diapering system. You can use one cover until it is soiled (this cuts down on laundry), just change out the insert. Anyways, the thing that prefolds and flats are missing is the stay dry element. Fancy Cloth Baby has a solution! Christine has created a stay dry liner with a pocket that can be stuffed with a prefold, flat or another insert and laid into a cover. Genius! More on these liners in the review.

Christine's shop also carries numerous other cloth diapering supplies. Her line-up includes Hemp/cotton contoured prefolds, Fleece pocket wraps, Newborn AI2's and these great reusable deodorizing discs that you can put essential oil on to prevent diaper pail stink. She also has a blog with some useful cloth diapering info on it.


The Review:

Christine sent me a stay dry liner to review. She has created a liner that is used as a stay dry layer for prefolds, flats or any other inserts. The liner is made from suede cloth which is similar to microfleece but thinner, does not pill, and stays looking new longer. It wicks away moisture, and resists staining. This liner is One Size. It adjusts by folding down the back part of the liner to fit your baby. Liners are very handy to have around if baby gets a rash and needs diaper cream. Some diaper creams are not safe to use with cloth diapers because of the moisture barrier ingredients that they have in them. These ingredients, if they get on cloth diapers, can cause repelling issues.

(L to R) Liner unsnapped, Liner with flat, Stuffed Liner in cover.

Ease of Use: Easy! All the needs to be done is stuff the flat, prefold, or insert into the pocket flap of the liner and snap the closure. This snap holds the insert and prevents bunching and shifting. You could even prepare this before hand and have them ready to lay in the cover.

Performance: I was very happy with these liners. We mainly used them at nighttime and naps with great results. Charlotte's skin was always dry when she woke up and rash free. The liner adds no bulk at all and keeps the insert in place. I'm really surprised that they are not stains on this liner. We've been using it for about 8 weeks or so and no stains (believe me, we've had messes while wearing it too).

Care: I washed this with my normal cloth diapers. Christine reccommends warm washing. The liner has held up really well and there is no pilling.

Material: Suede cloth (100% polyester)

Cost: $3.95. You can save be buying them in a 12 pack ($24.00). Click here to purchase.

Overall Opinion: These liners are the perfect option for parents wanting to use prefolds or flats. They provide a stay dry barrier that protects delicate skin. They have the added benefit of helping inserts stay put in covers. I love the fact that I can size these to fit any baby and any cover. The liners are a more economical nighttime option for parents who use prefolds or flats than a pricey pocket or AIO diaper.


FancyCloth Hemp Doubler Pouch

Do you need a nighttime boost for you prefolds or flats? Christine makes a liner made out of hemp to add that much needed nighttime absorbency.

The Giveaway:


FancyCloth Stay dry liners for prefolds cloth diapers 12 count
Christine at Fancy Cloth Baby is giving one of you a stay dry liner.

Mandatory Entry:
  • Visit Fancy Cloth Baby and tell me your favorite item.
  • Leave an email address where you can be reached.
Extra Entries:
  • Become a fan of Fancy Cloth Baby on Facebook.
  • Become a fan of Knocked Up and Nursing on Facebook
  • Become a follower of Knocked Up and Nursing on Twitter
  • Tweet about this giveaway. Leave a URL. You can use: "#win a stay dry liner from Fancy Cloth Baby. Visit http://bit.ly/qb4a77 to enter. Ends 8/4. #clothdiapers @knockedupnursin"(can be tweeted once a day until the giveaway ends)
  • Make Fancy Cloth Baby a fav on Etsy
  • Follow Fancy Cloth Baby's blog
  • Follow Knocked Up and Nursing via GFC *Plus 2 entries*
  • Subscribe to my blog via Email (See "connect" tab on top right)
  • Blog about this giveaway and link to this page/or my blog.*Plus 5 entries* Leave a URL.
  • Share on Facebook with a link to the giveaway (Leave a link)
  • Grab my button and leave me a link to find it.*Plus 5 entries*
If you have questions, don't hesitate to email me.


Giveaway will run from Thursday July 14th, 2011 at 2:30pm (CST) until August 4th 2011 at 11:59pm CST. Winner will be chosen using random.org's true random number generator upon the close of the contest. Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hrs to respond or a new winner will be chosen. I was given a product to review and my opinions on the product are my own. Must be 18 year old to enter. Open to US and Canadian residents only. Subject to changes.

______________________________________________________________

Gro Via Cloth Wipes Review and Giveaway from Green Baby Elephant

479 comments
July 11th, 2011
11:03pm



Finding a new store is always fun. Finding one that sells cloth diapers...even better! Green Baby Elephant has some of the most popular brands of cloth diapers available. Babykicks, Thirsties, GroVia, Fuzzibunz and all of the wonderful accessories that go along with those brands are available online. If you aren't an online shopper and live in the Tucson Arizona area, Green Baby Elephant also offers cloth diaper parties. It's kinda like a Tupperware party but for cloth diapers. Tonya will bring different brands and accessories to your home so you can see what the diaper looks and feels like in person. I always appreciate the "in person" option as I'm one of those people who has to touch a product to really understand it. These parties also give people the ability to ask all of those questions most people have about cloth diapers to someone who knows cloth!


The Review:

I had the great pleasure of trying out the GroVia Cloth Wipes. This is actually the first GroVia product that I've used. People have been raving about this brand for quite a while and I had yet to try them out. These 8"x 8" wipes come in a pack of 12. When I first pulled the wipes out of the package, I gave them a nice squeeze... SO fluffy! I like that GroVia has minimal packaging. Just that little paper tag which can be recycled. The wipes are made out of a blend of polyester and cotton which gives them a nice stretchiness and durability.

Performance: Best wipes for poop EVER! The little terry loops pick up everything! If there's a big mess, I grab these guys. They are soft on baby's gentle parts and yet grab all the mess that needs to be cleaned. These also make super soft kleenex and face wipes for kiddos. These wipes have held up well and show no sign of wear. There were some loose threads that came undone after washing a couple of times but a quick trim with the scissors fixed that. They are still white and super soft.

Care: No special care is needed for these wipes. I washed them before use. Simply throw them into the wash along with your cloth diapers. They will come out clean and stain free.

Materials: Made from 88% polyester and 12% cotton. This blend is what gives these wipes their stretch.

Cost: $10.95. These are some of the most economical wipes out there on the market! Click here to purchase.
The Giveaway:

Tonya is going to give one lucky person a set of GroVia Cloth Wipes like the ones pictured above.

Mandatory Entry:
  • Visit Green Baby Elephant and tell me your favorite item.
  • Leave an email address where you can be reached.
Extra Entries:
  • Become a fan of Green Baby Elephant US on Facebook.
  • Become a fan of Knocked Up and Nursing on Facebook
  • Become a follower of Knocked Up and Nursing on Twitter
  • Tweet about this giveaway. Leave a URL. You can use: "#win GroVia cloth wipes from Green Baby Elephant. Visit http://bit.ly/nzd5jU to enter. Ends 8/1. #clothdiapers @knockedupnursin" (can be tweeted once a day until the giveaway ends)
  • Follow Green baby Elephant's blog
  • Follow Knocked Up and Nursing via GFC *Plus 2 entries*
  • Subscribe to my blog via Email (See "connect" tab on top right)
  • Blog about this giveaway and link to this page/or my blog.*Plus 5 entries* Leave a URL.
  • Share on Facebook with a link to the giveaway (Leave a link)
  • Grab my button and leave me a link to find it.*Plus 5 entries*
If you have questions, don't hesitate to email me.


Giveaway will run from Monday July 11th, 2011 at 11:30pm (CST) until August 1st 2011 at 11:59pm CST. Winner will be chosen using random.org's true random number generator upon the close of the contest. Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hrs to respond or a new winner will be chosen. I was given a product to review and my opinions on the product are my own. Must be 18 year old to enter. Open to US and Canadian residents only. Subject to changes.

______________________________________________________________