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Cloth Diapers Giveaway One Size Diapers Pocket Diapers Review Snap Closure

Oh Katy (Formerly Katydid Cloth) One Size Pocket Diaper Review




Before I begin, I have to thank my lovely reader, Jill, for introducing me to Katydid Cloth Diapers!  I contacted the company after Jill mentioned Katydid as a diaper she’d love to see me review/give away.



Katie responded to me right away, and my review diaper came in the mail in just a few days!



Katydid Cloth had all the makings of a favorite diaper for me right off the bat.



Their diapers are one size pocket diapers with a snap down rise and snap closures, and they include a microfiber insert and doubler.




Right now, the diapers are available in berry, sage, melon and twilight, but more colors are coming!  I love the twilight color!



There are a couple of things that make Katydid special.  One is the front pocket opening.  With this, you don’t have to reach through an icky mess to pull out the insert. 




The snap overlap allows you to easily roll the diaper up and take it with you, if you find yourself with a dirty diaper and no wet bag.  This actually just happened to me last week!  Katydid calls this the “wrap & snap” feature.



The microfleece inner is so soft.  Oh my.  None of my other diapers are this soft.  I would think it would lose some of the softness with repeated washings, but I do not recall any of my diapers being this soft when new.  I want a pillow (or some undies, hee hee!) made out of this!!



The diaper has a simple snapping setup, but it also has an additional “newborn side snap.”  There are other diapers out there that have a “hip snap” to prevent wing droop, but I find them far more confusing.  This diaper has two side snap options on each side of the front of the diaper.  The male/female snaps are the reverse of the wing snaps, so it’s not confusing as to what’s supposed to snap where.  (Although what I just wrote sounds confusing!)



If your baby is small enough to need these, simply snap them first.



Then, finish snapping the wings.  The “hip snap” is female, not male, so it shouldn’t dig into your baby’s skin when s/he is big enough not to have it snapped anymore.


For those that aren’t familiar with “wing droop” on newborns, I’ve asked my lovely assistant, Manny Bear, to demonstrate.  Manny’s day job is bear lumberjack, so I’ve cut his head out of the pictures, to protect his privacy. He said he was afraid the other stuffed animals would make fun of him if they found out he was moonlighting as a diaper model.



As you can see, on a tiny baby (or bear), the diaper snaps very close to the middle, and the wings are left flapping in the breeze.



If I use the newborn side snaps, I get a great fit, with no wing droop.



If I can get a good fit on fuzzy bear legs, I’m pretty sure I could get a good fit on newborn chicken legs too!  I mean that figuratively of course.  I’m not going to try to diaper a chicken.


So how does it measure up?  It sure does get teeny tiny.  The medium setting seems just about the same as the medium setting of a Bumgenius 3.0.



I noticed that the rise snap layout looked ever so slightly different.



They have the same adjustable size microfiber insert, along with a newborn insert/doubler.  I greatly prefer this snap down insert adjustment, since it saves a step and takes the guesswork out of diaper stuffing!



Overall, the Katydid insert is just a smidge smaller.



It also has two snaps to adjust the size of the insert, which allows it to lay flatter.



Finally, I measured the diaper on the small, medium and large settings, both folded in half, and fully stretched.  For comparison, I measured a Bumgenius 3.0 on small & large settings in this post.










It seems to be a bit smaller than the Bumgenius, and the small setting seems much more likely to fit a tiny baby.  The Katydid Cloth diaper is estimated to fit babies 8-35 lbs, but that of course can vary greatly based on your baby’s shape!


My son is rather petite at 17.5 lbs and 28.5″ or so at 13 months.



He fit in the medium setting, with plenty of room to grow.



The back of the diaper doesn’t sit quite right.  I wonder if it’s because I used the side snaps.  Looking at this picture, it seems that’s what caused it.



I really don’t need the side snap at my son’s size, but it didn’t affect the diaper.  We still used it as our first in the morning diaper, with no leaks!


At $17.95 each, Katydid Cloth diapers are priced wonderfully for a one-size diaper. Editor’s note: Katydid Cloth has been renamed Oh Katy.See this diaper on my newborn.

Want one?  Shop for them or win one!  Katydid is sending one blog reader a one-size pocket diaper in his/her choice of color!


Here’s how to enter:  You may do any or all of the below. Leave a separate comment for each entry. Be sure the leave your email address in at least one of your comments if it isn’t visible in your profile.

1. Visit Katydid Cloth and comment with which color is your favorite.
2. Follow my blog.
3. Follow Katydid’s blog.
4. “Like” me on Facebook
8. Tweet about ths giveaway.  Please include a link back to this post.  You may receive an entry for tweeting once per day.  You may use this tweet if you like: #giveaway for a @KatydidCloth #clothdiapers from @chgdiapers ends 7/12

I will accept entries until Monday, July 12th, 2010 at 9 P.M. Eastern. Open to the U.S. only. Winner will be chosen using’s true random number generator and will be notified by email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond.
Thank you to Katydid for providing the awesome review diaper as well as the giveaway winner’s diaper.  Their generosity in no way affected my review.  I was not requested or required to write a positive review.
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Bumgenius News

>It is a 4.0.

Larger sizing, better hook & loop,  and easily accessible, replaceable elastic.

3 new, light pastel colors including lavender, and a snap closure option.

Whole lotta hype for nothin’!  As far as I’m concerned, they’ve “cried wolf.”  If they tell me again there is some fabulous new product, that the one size diapers are being discontinued, I will not believe them.  I’ll assume it’s just some lame new color, a tweak and a 5.0 label.  I’m not waiting around on YouTube again.

I would have been just as likely to buy if they had told me there was a 4.0 coming, it would have improvements, but be the same diaper we love.  In fact, I would have bought some just for the new closures, and I wouldn’t be peeved like I am now.  Hope it was worth it Cottonbabies.

That said, expect a review/giveaway soon.  😉  After many page loads, I managed to get an order in for a diaper for me to review, as well as a snap AND velcro closure diaper for a winner. 

P.S. They also say the bright colors will be coming back, so that’s good news at least.

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Giveaway Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

Planet Wise Swim/Diaper Bag Winner!


Congrats to Sarah!
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Bagshot Row Bamboo Diaper Giveaway Winner!


The winner of the Bagshot Row Bamboo diaper giveaway is Ida Mae of Trees Will Bend!
Congratulations and thank you to everyone who entered!  If you didn’t win, don’t despair.  Head over and enter my giveaway for a mini-stash of three diapers!
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All In One Diapers Cloth Diapers Giveaway Pocket Diapers Snap Closure Velcro/Aplix Closure

Favorite things “mini stash” giveaway – 3 diapers CLOSED


I’ve said before how I wish I were wealthy, so I could send each of my readers a package with one of each of my favorite diapers.  Unfortunately for all of you (and me too), I’m not.  I have however, gotten lots of great stuff because of this blog, and I just earned my first little bit of money.  None of that would be possible without you.
So, I decided to pay it forward and offer one blog reader a “mini stash” of three of my favorite diapers.  Here’s the deal: This is just three of the diapers I like a lot.  I have other favorites too.  I don’t want my other diapers to be sad that these three were getting special attention! 
You’ll notice they are all snap closure diapers.  That may seem strange since you probably know that I prefer aplix/Velcro for ease of use and adjustability. Unfortunately, I don’t have a single Velcro diaper that hasn’t given me some kind of trouble, usually from the aplix itself.  It either immediately won’t stick to the laundry tabs, sticks too much and is difficult to remove, or is good initially but poops out over time.  Also, my son has discovered the Velcro, so now as soon as I close a diaper, I hear “rrriiiipppppp.”  Hee hee.
Here’s how it’s going to work: Follow the “rules” at the bottom of the post as usual to get your entries.  I’ve taken photos of my own diapers for this post, but the winner will choose their own.  I buy them and have them shipped to you.  The winner will give me a first and second color choice for each item!
As of now, I’m planning to buy from Diaper Junction, but I reserve the right to change my place of purchase based on availability, price, or my whim.  🙂  Diaper Junction is one of a few online stores I like to buy from; they’re usually the second place I look, if my first choice is out of stock or doesn’t sell the item I’m looking for.  They have a good selection and are usually well stocked.  You have to spend $75 to get free shipping, but their shipping rates are very reasonable.  You don’t have to pay $5 or $10 flat rate shipping charges for one item. 


The winner will get one Kissaluvs Marvels AIO, one Flip Diaper with stay dry insert, and one Smartipants diaper (insert included).
My Kissaluvs diaper was one I was blessed to receive as a review diaper.  Click that link to read my full review.  I haven’t quite been using my diaper for two months, but it quickly became a favorite.
It’s an all in one diaper, but the insert is only sewn at one end.  When I wash it, it turns completely inside out for thorough washing and faster drying.  I haven’t had any stink issues, but the design would make it easy to remove the insert if you had to, and use it as a pocket diaper, or replace the insert.
The Marvels AIO is one size by way of a snap down rise (my favorite) has the microfleece inner I prefer and has an easy snap setup.  It fits wonderfully and doesn’t leak.  It’s one of a few that I would grab if we were going out or if my son was getting ready to nap.  It’s a little pricier than some others, but definitely not the most expensive.
I bought my Flip when the Bumgenius spend $10 get a free AIO coupon was out.  Again, you can click that link to read my full review. 
The flip is a hybrid or an all-in-two, depending on who you talk to.  You can get stay dry, organic, or disposable inserts for it.  Pairing the flip with inserts (changing the cover only when soiled, wiping between uses) or prefolds can be a very affordable way to get started in cloth.
Again, it has a snap down rise to make it one size, and an easy snap closure.  I only have the one insert, so after I’ve used it, I use the cover with my fitteds.  It’s trimmer than a true cover would be, but it still works fine.  It fits great, doesn’t leak and again, it’s one I reach for if my son may be in it for a while.
I’ve been using my Smartipants diaper for over six months now.  Initially, I wasn’t that impressed.  It’s not that I didn’t like it, I just thought that it wasn’t that great.  It didn’t seem like anything special, and it was only $3 cheaper than the Bumgenius 3.0, but didn’t include a doubler.
The Smartipants is the perfect example of why I give things a good use, trying not to make a judgment based on initial impressions.  I also think it’s smart to try different things, rather than put all your “eggs” in one basket.  You never really know what you will like, or how your feelings will change over time!
The common theme here of course is that it’s one size via a snap down rise, has a simple snap layout, fits well and seems to be leak proof.  In fact, I keep this diaper upstairs, and if it’s clean, it’s the first one I put on my son in the morning.
I just took this photo, so this is what it looks like after 6 months of nearly daily use!  What’s unique about this diaper is that the insert goes under more of a patch of fabric than a pocket.  It has openings at the front and back, and the insert agitates out in the wash.  With my other pocket diapers, I pull the inserts out before I put them in my wet bag, so I can just dump it in the washer on wash day (don’t want to touch them again, ick!)  This one, I can put directly in the wet bag.
So, there you have it.  A few of the diapers I reach for first, just don’t tell the others they’re my “favorites!”
Here’s how to enter to win one of each, in your choice of color (subject to availability, I reserve the right to make substitutions):
Do any or all of the below.  Leave a comment for each entry.  Be sure to leave your email address in at least one of your comments, if it isn’t visible in your profile.  This giveaway may seem swayed toward my followers since I’m offering some extra entries for using my button, adding me to your blogroll etc.  That’s because it is.  I want everyone to enter (hence the easy peasy entry as always) but hey, I want to encourage people to keep coming back and give my loyal readers a good chance to win!
1. Leave me a comment.  Anything you’d like to say.  What’s your favorite diaper?  What’s the first cloth diaper you used?  Have your likes changed over time?  What would you like to see me review or give away?  Do you like how I run my giveaways?  Any other entry options you’d like to see?  Are there too many? You don’t have to answer all that, just some ideas of what to talk to me about!
2. Follow my blog.  Your choice of Google friend connect, RSS feed or email.
5. Tweet about this giveaway and include a link.  One tweet per day please.  I go back and forth on whether to allow tweeting more often, but I don’t want people to associate my “name” with annoying giveaway tweets, nor do I want to make it too confusing!  You may use this tweet if you like: kissaluvs, flip and smartipants #clothdiaper #giveaway from @chgdiapers. Build your stash! Ends 7/8
6. Blog about this giveaway and link back here.
7. Grab my button and tell me where to find it.  (Put it in a highly visible area somewhere on the main page of your blog for this entry.  Sidebar etc.  If it’s on a harder to find page, you qualify for the blog roll entry only.)
8. List me on your blog roll, leave me a link to it.
I will accept entries until Thursday, July 8th, 2010 at 9 P.M., Eastern.  I’ll select a winner with’s true random number generator and notify the winner by email.  The winner has 48 hours to respond before the prize is forfeited and a new winner is chosen.
Please note that this giveaway is not approved by, endorsed by or affiliated with the above diaper companies, or any diaper retailer.
Quick reminders to please send me a message if you’d like to be listed on my blogroll or if you have a link that should be included on my link page, or if you know of an affiliate program you think I may like to add to the bottom of that link page.  Also if you have any questions or have suggestions for reviews or giveaways!
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