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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Mabu Baby Review and Giveaway

Mabu Baby is the new cloth diaper that will be shortly (or is already) coming to many Wal Marts across the US.  I think that this is a great thing and will help more people get their foot into the door on cloth diapering.  This system is actually very neat also because it is another hybrid diaper choice and with only three major ones in the market right now, I think this is wonderful.  This is not the only thing that Mabu makes though.  They also sent me an Odor Gator and also two Duzis to review (their bacteria fighting cloth).




I am going to start by reviewing the Duzi.  I was a bit apprehensive about these cloths when I first opened them up because they were just so stiff.  I then read on the back that you have to rinse out the vegetable starch stiffener to get them to be soft and absorbent.  I was amazed after I got the vegetable starch out of them (which only takes just a few seconds).  These really do work as wonderfully as the package says they would.  What is also great is that it rinses 99.99% free of bacteria under warm tap water!   That means no more stinky cloths laying around and you don't have to be spreading that bacteria around anymore!!  It just goes away!  That makes me a happy mama!!!!



Next I will review the Odor Gator.  This thing was also a welcomed enjoyment.  All you do is put it into a stinky confined area.  I put it in my diaper pail and it completely works!  It takes all the odor out of the air so that when I opened the pail it didn't stink like crazy!  It works by deodorizing the odors and breaks them down to salt and water.  Then to refresh the pack you just put it out in the sunlight and then either shake the pack or wipe it with a cloth.  

Mabu also sent me their Mabu Baby eco-diaper system starter kit.  This starter kit comes with two diaper outers, two snap-in pad holders, two washable pads, two disposable pads, and five liners!  That is a lot if you ask me.  The diapers come already put together for you, so you don't have to figure out how to make them work, it is all set up for you.  But basically they work kind of like a gDiaper.  The outside shell is waterproof, however, which actually makes me feel a bit more confident using these over the gDiaper.  Then there is the snap-in pad holder that has three snaps in the front and three in the back to hold it into place.  Then you put the washable pad or the disposable pad in the holder.  Then, if you would like to use a liner, you put the liner on top of that to catch the poops.  The liner is flushable too!  Here are some pictures to kind of show you the different aspects of this diaper.



The inside with a washable pad 


Showing the three snaps on the front and how they just snap into the outer part of the diaper 


A liner 


A disposable pad

I was so excited to try this diaper out that I started with the disposable pad so that I could prewash the cloth inserts.  When I put on the diaper I was so happy with how well this disposable pad soaked up the mess!  The pee didn't even get through to the snap-in pad holder so that I could reuse it.  By the time I was done using the second disposable pad, my cloth inserts were ready to go!  These were so soft (actually so was the disposable pads, unlike a disposable diaper) and VERY absorbent.  I was actually on diaper number two this time because my son had a poopy in the other disposable pad which was well contained in the diaper, just got all over the snap-in pad holder.  After using the first cloth insert, I realized that I could just change that out also and reuse the diaper again.  I love being able to do that with diapers because it dramatically decreases the laundry and also the total cost of the diapers.  The fit was pretty great too on my little one!  I have to say, I am pretty darn impressed with this diapering system.  




I have to also admit that I really like these liners!  I have not used any kind of liners with either of my children except washable ones because I thought they felt like a drier sheet and they irritated my big son's skin.  But these ones are actually incredibly soft and easy on his bottom.  I am SO happy that they sent me an extra box of 48 of them because I will definitely be using these for both children!

Mabu Baby also sent me a size two diaper.  Now, Daniel is wearing the size one diapers...so I figured I would just try on the size two diaper on my 2 1/2 year old.  He is right around 30 pounds right now and this size two diaper fit him great!  To quote hubby: "They don't look like a turtle butt diaper!"  That is his way of saying that they are trim lol.  He said that I better give my props to Mabu Baby about the fit of the diaper on our children.  So, not only are they Nicki approved, but they are also hubby approved!






54 comments:

  1. I have used them too and they are fantastic.

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  2. They are! I've seen them in our local Walmart, but have not tried them yet!

    graceink at yahoo dot com

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  3. They have these diapers at the Walmart by my MIL's house, so about 1/2 hr from me.

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  4. Luckily I have 3 Walmarts near me with them!!!

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  5. Oh and my email is crosales5(at)hotmail(dot)dom

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  6. OMG! I am in shock that one of our Walmarts supposedly carries them! As far as I know there is only one other mom in this area that CDs so I wasn't expecting to find them carried anywhere around here!
    tvpg at aol dot com

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  7. Oops I forgot to leave what I learned! I learned that they use a material called EcoWix for the diaper lining and the top of the reusable pads.
    tvpg at aol dot com

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  8. I am in CA and they are not in any Walmarts here according to the site.

    debbie m
    dmoretti1967 at yahoo dot com

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  9. No they do not carry them here Durango , CO

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  10. I learned that they have been in development for five years! scrane @ videotron . ca

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  11. i like how simple the system is
    gabby c.

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  12. these are not in any walmarts in the eastern nc area
    gabby c.

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  13. I only see ONE Wal-Mart location they are at in Maryland [Lavale], and I have NO idea where that is.

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  14. I learned that they use EcoWix fabric, which is made with natural white bamboo charcoal and green, high-tech recycled polyester.

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  15. Wow, they made a stay dry fabric out of recycled plastic bottles? That's amazing!

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  16. They aren't at any walmarts near me :(

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  17. They are not available at a Walmart near me.

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  18. I have not seen them at my local Walmart.

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  19. Looks like they're not available in Canada... North dakota would be the closest location
    tannis_z at excite dot com

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  20. They are at 2 WalMarts within 25 miles of me

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  21. Available at my Walmart on the corner

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  22. They are not at my walmart (yet) here in Manhattan Kansas

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  23. From what I could tell, there arent any in the state of CA? :(

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  24. I like that they are made of Ecowix fabric, bamboo and recycled polyester. that's pretty awesome to me!

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  25. The closest WalMart's with them are across the state, about a 4 hour drive. That's not cool! I would love to try them if they were closer!

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    1. On their website there is a form for you to fill out to request your Walmart to carry them.

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  26. there is a walmart in long island, far from me :(

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  27. Available in 3 Walmarts near me! corrin_rosales7 (at) stu (dot) southuniversity (dot) edu

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  28. There is a Walmart that carries them about five miles from me in Glendale, az. I'm curious how much they are.

    -Rachael B.

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  29. the liners help with stinky diapers.

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  30. No they are not at my local MN walmart sheshult@hotmail.com

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  31. Love that this will be in Walmart!!! Making Cloth Diapering Accessible to the Masses!!

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  32. I learned that their disposable pads are dye, chlorine and fragrance free, so they are better for baby's skin and the environment than disposable diapers
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com

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  33. They are available at the Walmart near me in Glen Allen, VA
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com

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  34. There is one in GA, but no where close to me!

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  35. I learned that Ecowix is a fabric that wicks moisture away from the skin and was developed just for these diapers. Sounds great!

    Kristine --
    pklandru@hotmail.com

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  36. I like how you can use the disposable liners if needed.

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  37. Yep, got on in the town next door. :-)

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  38. the nearest is 4 hours away

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  39. there are no wal marts that carry these yet...i check the two states closest to me too and none!

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  40. site says our walmart has it that is about 2 miles away. hoping to get there soon and check them out.

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  41. The closest walmart that carries them is 2 hours away

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  42. There is no store near me, but there are 3 stores in the great state of IL!

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  43. Great post. I hope to use cloth diapers when my son is born. I used disposable diapers with both of my daughters.

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  44. In regards to the giveaway form Mabu baby, I learned that my Wal-mart store can carry them and if not I can request them to by printing out a request form from Mabu

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  45. MY Wal-Mart doea not carry them :(

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