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 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!