Posts Tagged ‘organic cotton’

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

Monday Funday Giveaway: Bamboob-ease Soothing Therapy Pillows

Monday, April 8th, 2013

Some times those early days of breastfeeding a newborn can come with some discomforts. Bamboobies makes several products to provide comfort and relief to mamas during this time. For example these:

What are those you wonder? Well, they are a must-have for new mamas! These Bamboob-ease Soothing Therapy Pillows are designed to provide all natural warming and cooling relief from the common discomforts of breastfeeding. Bamboob-ease Soothing Therapy Pillows provide you a choice of two different sides for softness and temperature control.  One side is made out of super-soft 100% bamboo fleece and the other side is made of equally soft bamboo and organic cotton jersey. In the middle are flax seeds. You can heat the pillows in the microwave or cool them in the freezer to tailor comfort to your specific needs:

Sound pretty amazing, don’t they?!? Would you like to win a FREE package of Bamboob-ease Soothing Therapy Pillows? Be sure to enter this week’s giveaway TODAY for your chance to win!! Winner will be announced on Sunday, April 14. Winner will be notified via email and is asked to respond to email within 48 hours in order to claim prize. Good luck all!

-Sarah

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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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Product Review: FLIP Diaper Cover with Organic Night Time Insert and Stay Dry Insert

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Lookie here at the newest addition to our stash…new fluff is sooo much fun!

So what did we get? It’s a¬†FLIP diaper cover in Sassy with snaps (I used to be a die-hard hook and loop closure gal, but have recently developed an affection for snap closures).

I wanted to try out both the Organic Night Time Inserts and the Stay Dry Inserts for comparison. Check them out side by side:

(Organic Night Time is on left hand side and Stay Dry Insert is on right hand side).

The Stay Dry Insert has 3 fold-down options to adjust the size from small, medium, to large.  It is made from super soft and absorbent microfiber.

The Organic Night Time Insert can be adjusted by folding in different directions (horizontal vs. vertical).  When folded it provides 3 absorbent layers of ultra-soft organic cotton.

I was eager to try out the Organic Night Time Inserts for overnights because my two year old has recently started waking me up in the middle of night and asking me to take off his diaper. We are in the early stages of potty learning (oh yeah!!) and wet diapers bother him. Not sure about you, but I am not a fan of waking up at night to change diapers SO I was eager to find an extra absorbent night time cloth diaper that would allow us all to comfortably sleep through the night.

Organic Night Time Insert

Much to my delight, the first¬†night I used the Organic Night Time Insert¬†my son¬†slept fantastic!¬†He did not¬†wake up¬†requesting “diaper off!”. In the morning I was slow to wake up and didn’t get to his diaper right away. He actually pooped in it before I got a chance to change him into a fresh diaper. And guess what? It was not a soggy, messy blowout like one might expect considering it had already been on his bum for over 10 hours by the time he pooped. In fact when I went to change him, I was able to just pull out the poopy insert and re-use the cover. Now THAT is impressive from a cloth diaper!

I really like how both the Organic Night Tine Insert and the Stay Dry Insert just lay right inside the diaper. It makes for easy diapering and easy laundering! I do however wonder if this type of insert would work as well for an young infant or newborn? It seems like it would be more likely to shift around and perhaps result in leakage? But for my toddler it worked wonderfully!

Both the Organic Night Time Insert and the Stay Dry Insert were super absorbant, yet not too bulky…pretty much exactly what you want from a cloth diaper! They are compatible with other diaper covers or could be used as inserts for pocket diapers.

The FLIP cover itself is awesome! The stretchy tabs allowed for a nice, custom fit and like many one size diapers the snaps adjust to accomodate babies from 8lbs to 35lbs. I was able to use the diaper cover for a day’s worth of diaper changes simply by turning over the cover, plopping the dirty insert into my pail liner, and laying a clean insert into the cover. This is definitely a nice economic and ecological feature of the FLIP diapering system.

In addition to the Organic Night Time Inserts and the Stay Dry Inserts, there is a third option; a disposable insert. These¬†are a great option when you are traveling or your baby is in someone else’s care who is hesitant about cloth diapering.

Another awesome feature about the FLIP diapering system is there are several different package options available which further reduce the cost. There are many great packaging options to choose from so you can build a FLIP stash that works for your family at the very best price possible!

Have you tried FLIP diaper covers and inserts? If so what did you think of them? Would love to hear from YOU!

-Sarah