Monday, January 23, 2012

Super Skivvies Review and Giveaway

Today I am going to review the training pants called Super Skivvies.  I have to admit, I was very excited to get this training pant in that I forgot to take a picture before I started prepping.  Whoops!  But I do have pictures of what mine looked like after washing it three times, and let me tell you, there isn't any difference.

See, the only real difference is that it looks a bit wrinkled.

So, anyways, this training pant is NOT waterproof.  It is designed to get wet to teach out children easier so that they can feel the wetness.  It does have a little soaker pad that you can put in it though.

This soaker pad is optional.  You could have them be training pants with the soaker, or underpants without them.  

My house is just loving these training pants.  I think it makes my son feel more like  big boy with these on.  He goes in the potty a lot more when he uses these.  They are easy for him to pull up and down also.  But what I really love about them is that because they have the soaker pad, the pee doesn't just come right threw and all over my floor.  My son still can not say much more than "no" so it gives me some time to catch accidents.  All in all, I give these training pants an A+ and I think they are something that every training child should have!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Daddies, Babysitters, and Day Cares OH MY!

So, I decided to ask a few friends and family about cloth diapers.  And what I found out was very interesting.  I figured that everyone would like the same kinds of easy diapers...but that was totally NOT true!!!  Here is what I have so far:

  • One of my friend's husband and mom prefer pocket style diapers with velcro.
  • Another one of my friend's family prefer AIO with snaps.
  • Yet another friend's family prefers AIO with velcro.
  • And my family is ALL over the board!  My grandmother said she likes the GroVia's.  My hubby and step mom like the gDiapers.  Church day care, MIL, and Nanny like the pocket diapers prestuffed.  
So, what did I figure out from this???  Everyone has their own special diaper!  There doesn't seem to be a "daddy" approved diaper or anything like that.  I always believed that it would be pockets or AIOs across the board!  Just thought I would share this information with everyone.  So I guess my advice would be ask before you pack!

Cloth Diapering a Newborn

So, a lot of you know that I had my second child about 3 months ago (it will be 3 months in 3 days).  I have been using cloth since the day that we got out of the hospital and I have a lot of news to share now!  First off, I want to tell everyone how much I LOVE using cloth on my little one!  Cloth is actually so much better than disposable diapering with a new one.  Let me tell you why:

  • No midnight rushes to the store for a pack of disposables.  We all know how many diapers a newborn goes through and this ends up happening a lot with a little one!  I remember being SO tired and having to drive down to the store to get a pack of diapers because I just used my last one on Luke.  Now, the farthest I have to go is to my basement!  Ah, the bliss!
  • No leaks!!!!  I have not had one leak at all with my son!  Not even with his poop!  I remember having to change Luke's outfit all the time because of I just have to change Daniel's outfit once a day!  SO much better and less clothes laundry too!
  • No more stink!  I don't have a whole bunch of dirty poopy diapers sitting around stinking up my house anymore!  I used to hate that!  Thank goodness for a good smelling house!
So, what's the downfall?  PRICE!!!!!  Newborn diapers are actually VERY expensive.  I spend the time we were TTCing and the time I was pregnant to look all over for sales and used diapers.  This is probably the best idea I had!  Try to remember to do the same for your children.  Also, if I really wanted do, I could still be using Daniel's newborn diapers on him but it was time to PL Luke, so I moved Daniel  up to one sized and sold the newborn for trainers!  Eventually I will blog about PLing too...just need some time haha.  In the are some beautiful pictures:

Monday, January 9, 2012

Picklenose Creations Review and Giveaway

Picklenose Creations provided me with a beautiful AIO to try out.  Here is some information on her diapers taken directly off her Etsy page: 
A layer of soft suedecloth next to baby wicks moisture away into the five ultra-absorbent soaker layers, keeping baby feeling dry. The soaker has two layers of ultra thick absorbent microfiber terry with a double-core layer of REVOLUTIONARY Zorb. It soaks up 20 times it's weight in liquid in less than 2 seconds. Zorb is a fabric made from tangled cellulose fibers from bamboo/cotton/viscose and poly micro fiber. These non-allergenic fibers are quick drying, durable and easy to sanitize. The last soaker layer is organic cotton sherpa. This holds on to the moisture and helps prevent compression leaks. 

The outside waterproof layer is soft polyester knit laminated with 1 mil breathable hospital grade polyurethane laminate (PUL). Originally developed to withstand hospital sterilization, PUL is machine washable and dryable at high temperatures. The thin laminate film lets water vapor escape and keeps baby cool and comfortable.

This diaper is super trim fitting because it uses highly absorbent layers that eliminate bulk. Two layers of Zorb are equal to:
8 layers of flannel 
6 layers of French terry 
5 layers of cotton fleece 
4 layers of sherpa. 

My diapers are designed to fit below the belly button eliminating gaps and diaper droop. Snaps adjust the rise, leg opening and the waist for a great fit. The leg openings are high cut and allow for freedom of movement. Great for chubby toddler legs on the go. Waist and legs are trimmed with diaper grade elastic to last thru several children. Industrial style poly resin snaps are guaranteed not to come off for 18 months. 

The diaper I received is super cute!!!  It has monkeys all over it.  I don't know how Amy (the owner of this store) knew about monkeys being such a thing in this house, but she must have had some major telepathy going or something!!!  Anyways, this diaper was a huge hit with the whole family (yes, even daddy loved it)!  

I tried this out on my 2 month old when he was just teetering around 10 lbs.  This diaper fit perfectly!  I could honestly say that this diaper probably would have fit around 7 or 8 pounds (perfect for your newborn!!!).   This diaper is also SUPER absorbent.  We used it overnight with no issues at all!  Oh, how I love diapers that work overnight!  I have been using this diaper in rotation now for about 2 weeks and I have not had one leak with this diaper.  I have to say, will definitely be upset when this diaper no longer fits! And of course, we have a shirt that works perfectly with it!

There was a small downside to this diaper, however.  When I went to try it on my 2 1/2 year old (which by the way he is now 34 lbs) it did not fit.  This actually happens all the time with my big boy.  He is just so dang tall and wide that I just can't seem to find many one sized diapers that fit him well.  My quest for that will continue, however this is an amazing diaper for my little one!!! :-)