Designs by Cace is another WAHM brand, making sized fitteds, all-in-ones (AIOs) and covers, as well as nursing covers and slings.
I received a size medium AIO, which is estimated to fit 10-22 pounds. Small fits about 5-10 pounds, and large about 20-35 pounds.
The diaper has a soft minky inner, a 3 layer sewn in soaker (very trim, but probably best just for daytime) and velcro closures with laundry tabs. I really like the black velcro closures, it’s a nice contrast and it’s different than other diapers. I did notice a few areas where the stitching could have been a little tighter/neater, but it didn’t affect the function of the diaper at all.
The diaper is a smidge smaller than some other mediums I have; here it is compared to a one-size diaper on the medium setting:
Here it is measured folded and stretched:
It fit my 18.5 pound guy just fine with plenty of room to grow.
We didn’t have any leak or fit issues, and though it looks like it was digging into his belly, it’s just the way he was sitting.
A solid color medium AIO like I received, is just $10! Wow! Medium prints are $10-12. A large AIO is $12, with prints ranging from $12-$15. Smalls are a little less at $9 each. Fleece covers are just $5-8! These are very Daddy friendly and affordable enough to buy several and support a WAHM.
Giveaway: Designs by Cace is offering a winner any one in-stock item! Here’s how to enter: All entries go in the form below. Mandatory entries include name, email address, and your favorite Designs by Cace item. Please feel free to leave a comment, but comments will not count as entries. Post will be updated daily with the # of entries received. I will accept entries until Saturday, October 30th 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.
FTC Compliance: I received the above diaper at no charge in order to review it. I was not compensated for this post, and all opinions are my own.
PLUMP Diapers are made by WAHM Kassi. Now that I’ve gotten my hands on a PLUMP, you’re going to have to listen to me gush about another amazing WAHM.
My son has never shown interest in a diaper before. He snatched this from me as soon as I got it out of the package!
I know Ooga Booga fabric seems to be “love it” or “hate it. I love the monsters, but I’ve never cared for any of the fabrics. When they were supposed to be printing a turquoise on brown ooga fabric, I was poised to buy some from a fabric co-op so I could have a custom diaper made. Unfortunately, they didn’t end up printing the brown. When Kassi agreed to allow me to review for her, I was just happy to get to try a PLUMP. I was really excited when she said she wanted to make me a custom! So, I chose the Turquoise ooga Cotton Velour (CV) with a minky inner. I asked for gender neutral snaps and I was so surprised to see adorable OOGA snaps!!
PLUMPs do have 10 jillion snaps (OK so 4 on each wing) which makes me feel a little short of breath (LOL). In the end, I cheated and only closed the outer and inner most snaps on each wing and it worked just fine. The good thing about having so many snaps, is that it gives you so many options; you’ll never find yourself needing a snap where there isn’t one. Kassi will include hip snap covers upon request (50 cents per pair), so soft fabric (rather than a snap) will touch your baby’s skin once the outer most snaps (hip snaps) are no longer needed.
This PLUMP all-in two (AI2) is one-size via a “fold down” rise. What makes it unique is that it actually snaps into place. So, you don’t have to try to hold it down on a wiggly baby while simultaneously trying to snap the wings.
Here it is on the small setting:
Here is the small setting, measured folded and stretched:
Large folded and stretched:
My diaper has a minky inner, and petal style soakers that snap together. The layers are (deep breath!): Minky/Organic Bamboo Fleece (OBF)/ZORB/OBF and OBF/ZORB/OBF/Cotton Velour (CV). Minky touches baby’s skin, with 8 layers of absorbency in the soakers!
It also has this spiffy laundry snap, which allows you to hang the diaper with no clothes pins!
If you’re new around these-here parts, you don’t already know that my son is a little peanut. He’s 17 months old (or he will be on Saturday) and he’s about 18.5 pounds and 30 inches. Here he is wearing the large (unfolded rise) setting:
I was able to put the diaper on him, on the small setting, while he was wiggling around on my lap, upside down. So much for my fear of all the snaps, huh? I win, snaps, I win!
One thing that I love about this diaper is that I don’t have to fold the soakers! Even on the small setting, just pull them up over baby, close the diaper, and you’re done. They don’t hang out of the diaper! When I was looking over the diaper when I first got it, the soakers seemed thick, and I wondered how it would work. It wasn’t until I put it on him that I realized they are sized such that they don’t need to be folded. So, you get all the absorbency without all the folding, and the diaper is no more “plump” (hee hee) than others!
We have used this diaper several times and we’ve never had a leak, including fruit/fruit juice induced (and gag-inducing) messes. The one-size diapers are estimated to fit 10-35 pounds.
All-in-twos retail for about $18-$21; fitteds about $16-$19. You can find PLUMP Diapers on Hyenacart, as well as the Cuties With Cloth Booties Congo and the Bliss Congo. Kassi also makes incredible, one-of-a-kind diapers like this Sun/moon Minky AI2 and this Oh Christmas Tree Diaper (which kind of makes me want M&Ms). She also makes embellished diapers, like this Bat AI2, this blue snowflake diaper and this red snowflake diaper.
Giveaway: PLUMP Diapers is offering some lucky stiff a custom PLUMP. You can choose an AI2, Fitted or Pocket tester in your choice of fabric. (Does not include pieced or one of a kind diapers, hard to find or premium fabric.) Please notice PLUMP’s note: “Ours is a non-smoking home. We do have pets. They don’t smoke either.” Here’s how to enter: All entries go in the form. Feel free to express your fluff envy in the comments, but comments don’t count as entries. Mandatory entries include name, email address and your favorite PLUMP item (available or sold) from the PLUMP store , the Cuties With Cloth Booties Congo or the Bliss Congo . You may take advantage of the bonus entry for “liking” PLUMP on Facebook . I highly recommend it, especially since she has a 10% discount code just for Facebook fans right now, and offers discounts to her fans from time to time! I will accept entries until Thursday, October 28th 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.
FTC Compliance: I received the pictured diaper at no charge, in order to write this review. I was not compensated for this post, I was not requested or required to write a positive review, and all opinions are my own.