Monday, September 16, 2013

Sudzy Bums Baby Bummy Stick Review and Coupon Code

Sorry it's been a while, we spent last week at the beach and I spent my time relaxing and playing with the kids instead of on the computer.  We had a blast!  So, back to the blog... 

Sudzy Bums sent me their awesome Baby Bummy Stick Diaper Ointment to review.  It is petroleum free, chemical free, vegan, and cloth diaper safe.  The ingredients listed are:  candelilla wax, shea butter, olive oil, meadowfoam oil, aloe, infused calendula leaves, infused comfrey leaves, and a proprietary blend of essential oils.  It retails in her shop for $8, or you can buy from her facebook page here.

First off, this is a GREAT size for the price, many other diaper sticks are more expensive (one popular brand stick was selling for $12 for 2 oz at the time of this review.) This stick would last a very long time.  The packaging is very convenient for diaper changes, or you could have one stick for diaper changes and one for everything else (scrapes, dry skin, bug bites, etc.)  The scent is amazing, it has a light citus-y natural scent.

It has a smooth buttery texture, that melts into your skin easily.  You could even scrape off a bit with your fingers to apply that way if you don't like the idea of rubbing a stick on multiple places.  First I tried it as a barrier during diaper changes, it made cleaning messes off of her bottom SOOO much easier, and it lasted through a couple changes.  I also used some on some pesky dry skin she gets on her scalp.  I applied it before bed, after her bath, and the next morning there was no dry skin in sight.  It didn't leave her feeling greasy either.  I love this stick, and I will defintely be buying more.  She also has some baby wipe solution, and diaper pail deoderizer disks I can't wait to try out.  Sudzy Bums also makes custom soaps that are adorable so check her out, and mention this blog post for 10% off your order, but hurry, offer only good till 9/21/13!

*I received this product for free in exchange for my honest opinion*

Friday, September 6, 2013

Children's Book "Candy and the Cankersaur" Review

Candy and the Cankersaur, by Jason Sandberg, is a cute book about a young girl's new pet.  It's a great read-aloud book for ages 3-4, although it does have a few large words.  Its available on Amazon, ITunes, Nook and Kobo.

My son absolutely loved the illustrations.  I was a little grossed out by the title, I could only think of Canker SORE every time I read the dinosaurs name.  The gist of the story is that Candy's dad is busy and doesn't have time for her so he buys her outrageous toys, the dinosaur being one of those.  The boy next door is jealous and tries to get even with her.

Overall it was a decent read and my son liked it!  It held his attention for the length of the story, which is not always easy, and he did ask to read it once more after that.
You can visit here to purchase it.

*I received this book for free in exchange for my honest opinion. *

Monday, September 2, 2013

Bumgenius Newborn All In One Review

The Bumgenius Newborn All in One is a very popular newborn diapering option.  With the aplix and no inserts to worry about, it's just as simple as a disposable diaper and is a great option for Grandparents, sitters, and non-cloth savvy Dad's.
The Bumgenius Newborn costs $12.95 and is described as fitting from 6-12 lbs, and having a super absorbent microfiber core. The aplix is very sticky and works well, although it did leave scratchy red marks on my daughters upper thighs a lot.  The tabs on all my diapers got pretty pill-y in just a few washes.

In the center of the back of the diaper is a laundry tab to use to keep the tabs from sticking to every thing else.  If you have a newborn you know how runny breastfed baby poop is.  This tab is in a very messy location, and I frequently had issues with sticking the aplix tabs to a poopy laundry tab.  It did still come clean in the wash but it bugged me.  Also the laundry tab on all 16 of my diapers discolored to this off-white color.  Not really a functionality issue but I am picky about stains and such.

  The above photo is of my daughter (about 11.5 lbs) wearing it.  The colors are bright and pretty.  The aplix is nice because you can get a custom fit, but something about the cut of the diaper makes it difficult to get a good fit if your baby has chubby thighs.  If I got the thighs right, the waist was too loose, if I got the waist right the thighs were way too tight.
These diapers are almost as trim as disposables under clothes, although I think this leads to the biggest drawback of this diaper.  The super thin microfiber padding simply does not absorb anything.  My daughter leaked out of this diaper more times than I can count.
This is one of the few diapers that truly does fit the age range its supposed to, however chunky legs may be an issue.  For newborns, its easy to fold the top seam down as seen in the above photo, for the cord stump.  This is a good option if you need quick and convenient, but be prepared to change this diaper every 30 minutes.  My girl is a heavy wetter and this did not work for us at all for containing pee, although it never leaked poop. I would not recommend this for moms who want a stash that last through multiple kids, as mine showed wear after just a few washes.  

*I bought these diapers with my own money and was in no way compensated for this review*
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