Posts Tagged ‘absorbency’

Product Review: FLIP Day Time Organic Cotton Insert

Friday, April 19th, 2013

FLIP diapers offer several different insert options including a disposable, a day time, a night time, an organic, and even a newborn¬†option…see there are lots to choose from! While options are fun, they can also sometimes be confusing. I have a tried a few of the different insert options from FLIP and have a favorite..BUT before I reveal my favorite insert option let me tell you¬†a little about the Day Time Organic Cotton Insert.

First off it is large. Check out the photo below to get a feel of the size. On the top is the FLIP Night Time Organic Insert and on the bottom is the Day Time Organic Cotton Insert.

This may sound silly but the size kind of threw me as to how to properly fold the Day Time Organic Cotton Insert. I had to mess around with it a bit to figure out how the best way to fold it. On the other hand the Night Time Organic Cotton insert is pretty much self-explanatory when it comes to folding it.

The second thing I noticed about the Day Time Organic Cotton insert is how thin it is. Of course you can increase the absorbency depending on how you fold it. However even when using a fold allowing for the maximum amount of layers, the insert remains relatively thin. This is in part to be as trim fitting as possible during the day, but also to encourage early potty training by letting your baby feel moisture more readily. This feature may or may not appeal to you depending on your child’s age. Additionally the thin insert results in an extra fast dry time. In the photo below check out the folded Day Time Organic Cotton Insert on the left-hand side compared to the folded Night Time Organic Cotton Insert on the right-hand side to get a feel for the difference in¬†thickness¬†between the two.

When I use the Day Time Organic Cotton Insert I feel like it scrunches up in the FLIP cover instead of staying put. Although this could be in part due to the learning curve with how to fold it? All in all it does effectively do it’s job as an absorbent layer.¬†Plus I like that 1) it’s organic and 2) that it’s¬†designed to encourage potty training. If you prefer organic fibers and want a thinner layer for potty training, trim fitting, and fast-drying purposes than this is a great insert choice for you. However it is not my first choice among the FLIP insert options.

Out of the 3 FLIP inserts I have tried (Day Time Organic Cotton, Night Time Organic Cotton, and Stay Dry), I prefer the Stay Dry Inserts. While they are not organic, I like the ease of not having to fold anything. You simply place the insert right into the cover and it’s a great fit both in width and length. I also think the Stay Dry Insert is the mostcompatible as either an insert or a liner with other brands of cloth diapers.

Have you tried the FLIP Day Time Organic Cotton Inserts? What are your thoughts? Would love to hear from readers!

-Sarah

Sunday Funday Giveaway: NEW bumGenius Elemental One-Size Snap Closure

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

Many of us are already in love with bumGenius diapers! But did you know they recently made some changes to their Elemental One-Size Snap Closure diapers? Wondering what’s different about the new design? Well be sure to check back here later this week for a detailed review from our girl Allison at Mom’s Milk Boutique. She’s been a bumGenius fan for a while and was eager to try out the New Elementals on her toddler. I am looking forward to her review!

bumGenius Elemental One-Size Snap Closure in Dazzle

In the meantime¬†here’s just a few of the key features:
  • 6 layers of super absorbent, certified organic cotton
  • Better design means fewer leaks and an ultra-trim fit
  • Generous sizing accommodates more babies
  • Easily tuck any insert inside diaper for custom absorbency
  • Durable snap closures
  • 3×3 snap down design, adjusts the sizing to small, medium and large sizes (approximately 8-35 lbs.)
  • Trim, snug and comfortable stretchy tabs gently flex around your baby
  • Exclusively made in the United States

That all sounds pretty great, right? :)

Would you like to win a FREE New bumGenius Elemental One-Size Snap Closure cloth diaper to add to your stash? Simply enter this week’s giveaway below to win. One winner will be selected at random on Sunday, March 24. Winner will be notified via email and is asked to respond to email within 48 hours in order to claim their prize. Good luck all!

-Sarah

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Sunday Funday Giveaway: Bottombumpers Speciality Print-Great Cloth Diaper Change

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

Who is excited for this year’s Great Cloth Diaper Change? I sure am! I already order my Bottombumpers Speciality Print for the event and am super eager for it to arrive in my mailbox. With this speciality diaper your little one¬†can attend the Great Cloth Diaper Change in style or¬†just support the cause from a far! Plus all proceeds from the sale of this particular diaper go to¬†the Great Cloth Diaper Change event.

Not only is the embroidered Great Cloth Diaper Change logo super cute, Bottombumpers makes an awesome all-in-one diaper. They have 4 layers of Organic Cotton and topped with Bamboo Velour for a total of 6 layers of absorbency!! However even with all those soft, absorbent layers they are still super trim fitting. The side snaps are a unique design feature to decrease the bulk in front.

Would you like to win a FREE Bottombumpers Speciality Print Great Cloth Diaper Change cloth diaper for your wee one? Then be sure to enter this week’s giveaway below. Winner will be announced on Wednesday, March 13. Winner will be contacted via email and must respond within 24 hours by Thursday, March 14 to select diaper color, snap color, and size. (Pre-orders close on March 15).

Good Luck everyone!

Sarah
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Sunday Funday Giveaway: Swaddlebees Simplex All-In-One Newborn Diaper

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

A good friend of mine is getting ready to meet her first baby and asked me to help her¬†create a cloth diaper gift registry at Mom’s Milk Boutique…¬†oh what¬†fun!!¬†I seriously had a blast helping her put together an awesome stash that included a wide variety of diapers from newborn¬†prefolds to One Size All in Ones! I basically created my dream diaper stash, lol

One diaper in particular that I am excited for her to try is the Swaddlebess Simplex All-In-One Newborn Diaper. It is designed to fit babies¬† 6 – 16 lbs. (waist from 9-19″, thighs 3.5-10″, with a 12″ rise) and comes in ADORABLE prints!! Mamas of newborns will LOVE that the front of the diaper can be snapped down to make room for baby’s cord during those first few days/weeks of baby’s life.

Another awesome feature of the diaper is that while it’s technically considered an All in One, there is actually a pocket that opens on both ends to allow for extra layers of absorbency to be added (ie-another insert or a doubler).¬† The pocket design also allows for the insert to work itself out of the diaper from the agitation of the washing machine. I certainly like the idea of NOT having to pull out a messy insert by hand! Additionally the pocket design allows for faster drying time than most All in Ones. I have a feeling my friend is going to LOVE this diaper! :)

Would you like to win a FREE Swaddlebees Simplex All-In-One Newborn Diaper? Well then be sure to enter this week’s giveaway for your chance to win! Winner will be announced on Sunday, March 10. Winner will be notified via email and is asked to reply within 48 hours in order to claim their prize.

Good Luck All!

Sarah

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Overnight Cloth Diaper Solutions

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Love your cloth diapers during the day, but having trouble with them leaking overnight? This is a common dilemma for cloth diapering families; waking up in a pool of pee is definitely NOT fun…especially for co-sleeping families! ¬†But be assured there are some awesome¬†overnight cloth diapering solutions.

Keep in mind that a¬†newborn breastfed baby¬†will often poop at night for the first several weeks or even months, necessitating diaper changes through the night. However once you get through that phase and your baby is no longer pooping at night, you don’t necessarily need to change him/her during the night. Of course this assumes you have found an effective overnight cloth diapering system. Sometimes it takes a little trial and error to figure out what will work¬†as an overnight cloth diaper for your wee one. Here are¬†two easy solutions we have found effective:

Doublers РDoublers are basically inserts or liners that you add to your cloth diapering system for extra absorbency. Doublers are specially designed to be thin yet super- duper absorbent. However if you already have a wide variety of inserts in your stash, you could simply use a regular insert or two to double up for extra night-time protection. The result may be a super bulky diaper but with dry jammies in the morning (albeit you might need to go up a size in jammies to accommodate all that bulk).

Wool Covers - You all know how much I love wool and cannot say enough good things about it. I honestly think wool covers make THE BEST overnight diapers. When my second son was an itty bitty baby, I would often¬†put a¬†pair of¬†longies (basically wool pants)¬†on him over his pocket diaper for overnights. Obviously most of the time you would not use any kind of cover over a pocket diaper¬†but this was¬†our bulletproof night time solution for a while…mostly because I was eager to¬†skip night time¬†diaper changes as early as possible.¬†Now I know wool is pricey BUT the awesome thing about wool is you can use it over and over again before needing to wash it; thus you can easily get by with just a few wool covers in your stash (particularly if you are using them primarily as your overnight diaper).

What is your bulletproof overnight cloth diaper? Would love to hear what works for other mamas!

-Sarah