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This year’s Cloth Diapering 101 series is hosted by four sweet diaper makers, and today I’m psyched to show you their diapers in action — along with a chance to win some.
In case you’ve missed them, here are the previous posts on cloth diapering from earlier in the week:
- The 411 Behind Cloth Diapering 101
- Cloth Diapering: It Doesn’t Have to be All or Nothing (on Simple Organic)
- Exploring 5 Stereotypes About the Cloth Diapering Family
All the brands I’m showing you today pass the bill for superior durability, absorbency, low on the bulky factor, and totally pass the cute-o-meter.
I’ve been a fan of Bummis diapers from the start of my cloth diapering experience. Their organic cotton prefolds are absorbent and soft, and their covers are lightweight, affordable, and hold everything in.
A few months ago, they sent me their new line of pocket diapers called EasyFit and TiniFit. I love these diapers. They’re usually some of the first I grab.
The best thing about these diapers is that the liner is attached to the main diaper, so you don’t have to fish around for the insert in the clean laundry pile. Simply stuff, and you’re ready to go.
Then the really cool part about this is that you don’t need to remove the liner before washing. Simply remove the dirty diaper and toss it in your wet bag — the liner will pull out in the wash! So there’s almost zero ick factor.
Also, the velcro is some of the best I’ve tried — they stay completely closed in the wash.
Here’s Bummis’ video about the EasyFit:
The TiniFit are exactly the same, except they’re — well, tiny. They were pretty much the only CD that fit Finn as a newborn without an insane amount of bulkiness. They were so adorable on him, and I was sad when he outgrew them at about three months. But they were very handy in those early days, because I knew everything would stay in. TiniFits were really the only CDs I used on Finn from the get-go — he wore them the day of his birth.
Bummis is giving three EasyFits and three Tinifits to one Simple Mom reader!
2. Go Green
Go Green Pocket Diapers are a sweet-and-simple pocket diapering system, and their brand’s slogan is “cloth diapers for the rest of us,” because they’re practical, durable pocket diapers at half the price.
Yes, Reed’s all Evil-Knievely in his star-studded diaper and superhero cape.
These are your basic pocket diapers, with either a silky polyester knit or fuzzy fleece-like outer layer, lined with a thin, flexible water-proof polyurethane laminate on the inside. The inside is lined with fleece, so it’s super soft on your baby’s skin. Each diaper comes with one super-absorbant insert that is made from 3 layers of microfiber terry-cloth.
There are three layers of snaps on the outside, so that you can make the diapers three different sizes. This means you can use these diapers from birth to potty training.
By far, the best thing about these diapers is the price. $9-10 per diaper, with a flat $5 shipping on all US orders. You seriously can’t beat that with a stick.
Protecting our home from danger as the rest of us head off to bed…
Go Green Pocket Diapers is giving six pocket diapers to one Simple Mom reader!
3. Sustainable Babyish
Sloomb/Sustainable Babyish makes the softest, most absorbent fitted diapers I’ve ever used. Their wool covers are beautiful, too. I mean, seriously — how cute are these?
I was surprised how well wool works as a diaper cover (and honestly still don’t completely get how it works). Because wool has natural lanolin, making sheep waterproof, it also makes a great cover because they hold — and wick — moisture away from the skin.
You only need to wash the wool covers every now and then — you simply air them out between uses.
Sustainable Babyish’s covers are also the softest, most absorbent wool cover I’ve ever used. We use them for naptime with our older; bedtime for the youngest. In fact, after naptime today, Reed was pulling to keep this diaper on when it was time for a diaper change.
These snapless fitteds are thick and absorbent (you can easily use them with Snappis). And you can feel the quality by how soft the bamboo is. If there is such a thing, Sustainable Babyish diapers are heirloom quality.
Sustainable Babyish is giving one of their Snapless-Multi Starter Kits to a Simple Mom reader! This includes two Snapless-Multi Fitted diapers, one wool cover in the color of your choice, and two doublers.
Thirsties is a Colorado-based diaper company that makes every diaper locally, and they have a newer pocket diaper called a Duo Diaper. This diaper is incredibly soft on the skin and really absorbent for how thin it is. This is one of the least bulky diapers I’ve tried.
There are two inserts that snap together; one made of microfiber terry and one made of hemp. This makes the diaper both absorbent and quick-drying.
One of the coolest thing about this diaper is that it’s really more of a “sleeve” than a pocket — both ends have openings, so that you don’t need to remove the wet insert before tossing it in the wetbag. The insert comes out in the wash, so zero ick factor for these diapers, too.
The one thing I’d note is that size one is a bit small for my little guy, who’s four months old. Out of their two sizes, I’d opt for just getting size two from the get-go and snapping it to the smallest size at the beginning. Then again, Finn’s a chunky guy, so it depends on each baby.
There will be five winners for this giveaway! Each winner will receive one of these diaper sets offered by the brands above. The prizes will be assigned randomly to each winner.
How to Win:
1. Comment on this post, answering the following question: “Besides diapers or wipes, what’s the one thing you make sure to carry in your diaper bag?”
2. If you’d like a second entry, tweet about this giveaway on Twitter, using the #clothdiapers hashtag, the companies’ Twitter handles, @simplemom, and the URL for this post. Your tweet could be something like:
I’m entering to win #clothdiapers from @simplemom, @bummis, @sloomb, @thirstiesinc, & @GoGreenDiapers: http://bit.ly/cakPPW
Then — this is important — you need to come back and leave an additional comment here, telling me you tweeted. It won’t count otherwise.
3. If you’d like a third entry, mention this giveaway on Facebook, mentioning @Simple Mom and the URL of this post.
Again, you need to come back and comment again on this post, otherwise it won’t count.
This giveaway is open to all readers worldwide, and ends on Saturday, October 23 at 11:59 p.m. CST. I hope you win!
And thanks to Reed and Finn for their willingness to participate as models.