Long ago and far away, I asked (on Facebook) what you guys would like to see me review, and Monster Fluff was mentioned! I had found Monster Fluff myself on Hyenacart quite a while ago when searching for monster stuff, but I hadn’t pulled the trigger on a purchase yet! So, I was excited to get to do this review!
I love monsters but honest to goodness, it’s not just me! My son grabbed it from me when I opened it, just like he did with my (err…his) ooga diaper!
I received the Archie monster, embroidered on a size medium soaker. The embroidered soakers retail for $22, and while the size chart doesn’t give weight estimates, the medium fit my 18.5 lb guy just fine.
The soakers are made with 100% polyester anti-pill fleece and each monster averages 14,000 stitches. The soakers have an additional layer sewn into the wet zone, which also covers the embroidery backing.
Monster Fluff products are made by mom & daughter team Debbie and Amber. Don’t let the name fool you, they don’t just have monsters. They have tons of embroidery options available on soakers, shorties, longies and matching sets.
The craftsmanship of the soaker is really amazing. I turned it inside out and inspected it, and the fleece is cut neatly and sewn impeccably.
The embroidery is clearly done by an embroidery machine, rather than by hand (Can you imagine? Yikes. Hand cramp!) Even so, it takes skill!
The monster was centered and straight on the soaker, and there were no loose threads!
First, I tried the soaker on over the trimmest fitted I have, the Little Beetle Little to Big Diaper.
I didn’t have trouble getting the soaker over the diaper, and it fit very well. The first time I changed his diaper when I was using the soaker, the fitted was wet on the outside, but the soaker seemed clean. Gross maybe, but I sniffed it and used it again! If I were exclusively using fitteds, I would perhaps use 2 soakers per day and air them out between uses, of course washing them if they got smelly or soiled. Otherwise, I’d just wash them at the end of the day!
Next, I decided to try the soaker over one of my fluffiest, most absorbent fitteds, my Heartland Dreams Fitted.
It wasn’t difficult to get the soaker over the diaper, but I did have to work it a little, it didn’t just slide right on. Fleece isn’t as stretchy as wool, but it fit really well over both a very trim fitted, and a fluffy one!
The suggested care for Monster Fluff fleece is: Turn inside out, machine wash warm, delicate cycle. Tumble dry low. They suggest washing their fleece items with your regular laundry. Oops. I saw this after I washed, used and washed it again! I didn’t turn it inside out and I washed it on the regular cycle with my diapers, so cold, then hot. I hung it to dry with my shells/covers. I’ll be more careful in the future!
I think the Monster Fluff soaker is awesome. Not only is it a well made, very functional soaker, but it’s adorable too! I’d love to have a custom with longies and a matching shirt!
Giveaway: Monster Fluff is offering one reader a soaker in his/her choice of size, gender and monster! Here’s how to enter: All entries go in the form below. I’d love for you to leave a comment (great way to remember you entered!) but comments don’t count as entries. Mandatory entries include name, email address and your favorite Monster Fluff item. You may receive a bonus entry if you are a new or current “liker” of Monster Fluff Studio on Facebook . Post will be updated regularly with the # of entries received. I will accept entries until Saturday, November 6th, 2010 at 9 P.M. Eastern. I will select a winner using random.org’s true random number generator and notify him/her by email. Winner has 48 hours to respond before the prize is forfeited and a new winner is chosen. View my giveaway rules page for complete details. This giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada. Monster Fluff Studio also offers free shipping to Canadians !
Entries as of November 6th, 2010 at Giveaway close: 205
FTC Compliance: Monster Fluff sent me the pictured soaker at no charge, for review purposes. I was not requested or required to write a positive review, I was not otherwise compensated for this post, and all opinions are my own.
Ever since I fell in love with the Knickernappies superdo and loopydo inserts, I’ve wanted to try one of their diapers. So, I had been entering all of the blog giveaways I saw for their diapers. Last month, I found out I won the giveaway sponsored by Knickernappies on The Cloth Diaper Report. I was just as excited as you might have guessed, especially since it was the first diaper I’d won!
The Knickernappies 2G pocket diapers do not normally come with inserts, and the giveaway clearly stated the win would not have an insert. Knickernappies sent one anyway, which was awesome!
I couldn’t decide on color, so I let my husband choose. My daughter wanted violet, but while I’d put a deep eggplant on my son, I wasn’t so sure about that color. Her second choice was raspberry (pink)! He (obviously, since you’re looking at the pics!) chose melon. The color was a little brighter than I expected it to be. I’m not sure why since looking at the pics online now, it seems fairly accurate.
Both the 2G diapers and the Knickernappies one size diapers are side snapping. I prefer front closures, only because it’s what I’m used to. I think I have at least 3, if not 4 side snapping diapers now. So, they’re not as confusing now that I have more practice!
The “2G” pocket diapers are sized. I chose the medium, which is estimated to fit 15-28 pounds. The small fits about 5-15 pounds, and the large fits about 25-35 pounds. The complete Knickernappies 2G size chart also includes waist, thigh and rise estimates.
We didn’t have any leak issues with the microfiber insert, I’m sure it would be an even better diaper with a loopydo insert! I didn’t try it with mine since I tried to be cheap and buy large inserts. They get a little bulky when you try to fold them down, so I just use them at night now! The diaper without insert retails for about $15.95. The basic microfiber insert is $3.95, but you can save by buying the diaper with an optional loopydo or superdo insert.
Amazingly, the second diaper giveaway I won was also last month, for another Knickernappies 2G pocket diaper! Initially, I thought about asking for a new winner to be drawn, since I had just won one. The first one I won (am I saying one/won enough?) was sponsored by Knickernappies, but the second was sponsored by Earth Angels Diaper Co. on their Diaper Discussions blog.
While I haven’t personally purchased from Earth Angels Diaper Co., they have good prices, a wide selection, and even an affiliate program. Don’t worry, no links in this post are affiliate links! They have risk-free “try me” cloth diaper kits and even a layaway program! My experience with the owner was wonderful.
Giveaway: As my second giveaway win, I received the size medium, melon color Knickernappies 2G pocket diaper and microfiber insert pictured above, and it is sitting, new and unused, awaiting a new owner. I have been assured that re-gifting (re-giveaway-ing?) a blog win isn’t as incredibly tacky as I’m afraid it may seem, so…at the end of this giveaway, one of you will have a diaper just like the one I reviewed (only new of course!) While this giveaway isn’t technically sponsored by Earth Angels Diaper Co., I did get their OK to do this! Here’s how to enter: All entries go in the form below. I do love me some comments, but comments don’t count as entries. Mandatory entries include name, email address, and your favorite item from Earth Angels Diaper Co . You may select the bonus entry if you follow this blog via GFC, RSS or email. As usual, I will update this post regularly with the # of entries received. I will accept entries until Thursday, November 4th 2010 at 9 P.M. Eastern. I will select a winner using random.org’s true random number generator and notify him/her by email. Winner has 48 hours to respond before the prize is forfeited and a new winner is chosen. View my giveaway rules page for complete details. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.
Entries as of November 4th, 2010 at 9:00 P.M.: 234
FTC compliance: Both the review item and the giveaway items were random blog wins. I was not compensated for this post and all opinions are my own.