Saturday, January 15, 2011
Let me start this review off by saying how excited I was to be able to try out a local WAHM's diaper! I love trying new WAHM diapers and it is ever better when they live right in town!
The diaper I had the opportunity to review is the Bootyful Baby AI2. Ashley was great and let me choose my color. I chose the plum because it is such a gorgeous color! Actually all of the AI2's are really great colors, very vibrant and rich. Here is a description of the AI2 from the Bootyful Baby website. "Our All-in-Two is a trim-fitting, perfectly sized diaper. The outer layer is polyurethane laminate (PUL). It is waterproof, meaning a separate diaper cover is not required. The inner layer is microfleece - a wicking material that provides a stay-dry feeling for baby. The absorbent insert snaps in to the diaper. It contains four layers of a super-absorbent hemp/cotton blend topped with white microfleece. The edges of the soaker pad are serged in white thread. The diaper has a side-snapping closure system which allows for maximum adjustability. A wonderful feature of the All-in-Two is the ability to only change the insert if the shell of the diaper is not soiled; essentially making this a diaper cover as well. This gives you the convenience of a one-step diaper, at significantly less cost."
I've been using my AI2 for about a month now. The insert is still really soft and stain free after using it about every 2-3 days. I am really impressed that there aren't any stains because Molly loved pooping in it as soon as I put it on the first few times. I don't know what it is with babies pooping in their new diapers!
I started out testing it for a few hours during the day, then moved to nap time, and finally the ultimate test, night time! This diaper was great during the day and at nap time. I never had any leaks and it was tested with all sorts of messes. When I tried it at night it did leak, but I only had the one insert in it. I have a really heavy wetter, but I know that when I get myself some more inserts I can just add one in for night time and it will work like a charm. The inserts are definitely VERY absorbent. It was super heavy in the morning!
I am also impressed with how trim the diaper is. Molly's jeans slide on easily over her cloth booty. That is one benefit of a side snapping diaper. I must say that I was not a huge fan of side snapping diapers. On other brands I tried I always seemed to get leak issues, but the Bootyful Baby did not give me any troubles. It was easy to adjust and it was great to have a little more control over the fit around her slightly chunk chunk thighs. I have a more favorable opinion of side snapping diapers now! The only down of the side snaps is that it was a little more difficult to get on my wiggly 11 month old. That being said every diaper is a little more challenging to get on than it used to be!
Another great thing about this diaper is that the insert fits the cover really well. All the messes were contained on the insert which means you can use the same cover longer while just changing the insert. That is great for maximizing your stash!
Over all these diapers would be a great addition to any stash. They are trim, absorbent, pretty and a great fit. Oh and did I mention that they are so squishy and soft! Wouldn't you like to get your hands on one of these? Well here is your chance! Ashley has graciously offered my readers a chance to win a $15 store credit! Here is how.
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This giveaway will end January 29 at 10 pm. EST. The winner will be picked via random.org. The winner will be posted on the blog and the winner will be contacted at the email address provided. They will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be drawn.
Monday, January 3, 2011
Well, it has been way too long since I have done a real blog post so I thought I would get started on the new year. 2010 was a very good year, fast, but good. I had Molly January 31st, nine months sooner than we were planning on having a baby, but God's plans are better than our own. She has been such a joy. She is a sweet, laid back baby. She always has a smile for you and she has the greatest laugh! She finally got her first tooth! No words yet, but she is getting good at standing without holding on to anything! She will be walking all too soon I am sure!
Grace is growing into a little person (or big person if we are talking about height, lol)! She is going to be three in a few months! She is smart and so funny. She catches on to things so fast and makes the funniest connections. This last week she pointed to my nursing pads and called them my boob circles. She has also started "getting" relationships. I am now HER mommy and Molly's mommy. She also is totally day potty learned! I can't believe what a big girl she is!
We are so blessed. Bob has a wonderful job, we have the two sweetest, funniest girls ever, and the best friends and family. I thank God for the wonderful year we had and look forward to serving him better this coming year.
On a side note, keep your eyes peeled for a couple of cloth diaper reviews/giveaways and a mama cloth review/giveaway in the next couple months!