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OsoCozy All-in-One Cloth Diaper Review & Giveaway (CLOSED 4/12)

osocozy all in one cloth diapers sent me two OsoCozy All-in-One diapers to review. I had been eying them for a while, and I was excited to try them. They are U.S. made, have Velcro closures, are all-in-one style with soft cotton against baby, and though they only come in 3 colors, the colors are cute!

osocozy diaper frontosocozy cloth diaper side
osocozy cloth diaper back

The diapers come in two sizes. Size 1/Small fits approximately 6-18 pounds, and size 2/Large fits about 18-35 pounds. They’re an all-in-one style with a PUL outer, so no cover is needed. I received both the bleached and unbleached version of the diaper in the size 2/Large.

osocozy closures/laundry tabs

Both versions have easy to use aplix closures with the ability to overlap, nice big laundry tabs and rear elastic.

osocozy innersosocozy closeup of inners and elastic
osocozy rear elastic

The all-in-one style is very Daddy or babysitter friendly, since they go on just like a disposable!

osocozy cloth diaper inners
osocozy bleached aio diaperosocozy unbleached aio

You can choose between the bleached version, which is 100% cotton gauze, or the unbleached version, which is 100% cotton Birdseye weave. I did not notice any difference in performance or fit, so it’s just a matter of preference. Both diapers retail for just $14.95 each!

Here is the size 2/large measured folded and stretched:

osocozy large foldedosocozy large stretched

My son is somewhere around 22 pounds, and while the size 2 fit him, I think he could definitely fit in the size 1 as well! My husband put the diaper on him the first time with the Velcro completely overlapped, so one wing was attached to the front of the diaper, but the other was attached only to the other wing. Without being attached to the front of the diaper, the other wing eventually drooped! The next time we just made sure both wings were attached to the diaper!

osocozy frontosocozy back
osocozy side

I think the OsoCozy is well made, easy to use and absorbent. The aqua color is gorgeous and gender neutral, and I love the little bear in their logo! They are very affordable at $14.95 each too!

Giveaway: is offering one of my readers three OsoCozy AIO diapers, in their choice of size, color and bleached/unbleached! (ARV $44.85)

Here’s how to enter: All entries go in the form below. I love comments (great way to remind yourself you entered) but comments do not count as entries.

Mandatory entries include your name, email address and favorite Item. You may receive Bonus entries if you “like” on Facebook and/or “like” Osocozy on Facebook.

I will accept entries until Tuesday, April 12th, 2011 at 9:00 P.M. Eastern. I will select a winner using’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.
# of entries received as of giveaway close: 393

FTC compliance: I received the above items at no charge in order to review them. I was not otherwise compensated for this post, and all opinions are my own.

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Mailbox Mondays

Cloth Diaper Advice – Mailbox Mondays 4/4/11

hand washing #clothdiapers on vacation via @chgdiapers

If you need cloth diaper advice, every Monday I will answer reader submitted questions, and ask you to add your opinions.

Questions don’t have to be cloth diaper related, just email maria at with “Mailbox Mondays” in the subject, or Fill out my contact form for readers, which you will always be able to find on my Contact Page.

Jess says:

Hi Maria! Love your blog! Thanks for all the useful info and reviews 🙂

I’ve been cloth diapering my baby girl since she left the hospital 9 months ago. I love using cloth and have never considered anything else. I’ve overcome any problem we’ve run into and it’s been going great! I’ve traveled with my diapers with no problem, but I’ve always had access to laundry facilities. Which leads me to my questions….

We’re taking a family vacation to Mexico in July (yippie!!). I will definitely be taking my diapers with me, but I will not have access to laundry machines. How do you handwash a load of diapers? I have no problem doing it and am kind of excited for the challenge. I feel like if I can do full-time cloth in Mexico for a week then how could anyone resist considering it? My plan so far is to use my regular pockets and A12s with flushable liners in every change to address the solids. But where do I go from there? Can I use my Rockin’ Green that I love so much? How do I make sure they’re going to be clean? (I should note that I don’t want to use disposable inserts). I’m assuming there will be a bathtub (will double-check with the resort before we leave) and line drying will be easy from our balcony.

I’ve read that handwashing flats is very easy to do and that they dry quickly (that would really help as opposed to the thick microfiber/A12 inserts). So should I reconsider my plan and get flats with some covers instead? Can I just lay the flats inside the cover or do I have to fold and use a Snappi to prevent leaks?

Thanks in advance for your advice!!

-Jess T.

Oh wow, how exciting!  I think it’s awesome that you will be cloth diapering on your trip!  In my opinion, microfiber is the most difficult thing to get clean, and it might be a chore to try to get them clean with handwashing.

Flats are definitely easier to wash and quicker to dry since they unfold, rather than being sewn as thick layers.  You can get a dozen cotton flats for as little as $20 (although hemp is much more, and some brands are more expensive than others.) They can also be very useful around the house when you’ve finished diapering with them.  Buying flats really wouldn’t cost much more than buying a week’s worth of chemical free disposable diapers/liners (which I know you don’t want to do anyway) plus you can reuse them

They are a little more time consuming to use, since you have to fold them.  Just like a prefold, you can snappi them for a more secure fit, or just fold and trifold them, then lay them in a cover.  You can generally use AI2 shells as covers, it will just be more of a tight squeeze over bulky diapers.  You can even use pocket diaper shells as covers, airing them out between uses to get two or so changes out of each one.

As far as hand washing, I would plan to use the detergent you currently use and wash in the bathtub, replicating your current wash routine. 

Submerse the diapers in cold or warm water for a soak, swish them around a bit, then rinse (may not really be necessary if you are using liners.)  Then fill the tub with hot water, add your detergent (swish to dissolve completely) and add the diapers.  Let them soak, agitating every so often.  Then drain the water and rinse.  It might be good idea to submerse the diapers an additional time with clean water, to make sure the diapers are rinsed clean.

I know I’ve been a bit all over the place, I think it’s awesome you are doing this, and I hope you have a great time!

So how about the rest of you?  Have you hand washed diapers?  Did you change your routine?  Use different diapers?

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Friday Giveaway Linky

Cloth Diaper Giveaways – Roundup for 4/1/11 (Plus Linky To List Other Giveaways)

cloth diaper giveaway roundup

If you’re looking for cloth diaper giveaways, you found them!  Every Friday, I round up all of the cloth diaper/accessory/baby wearing giveaways I’ve found, so you can find some to enter!

If you’d like me to feature your cloth diaper, accessory, baby wearing (etc.) giveaway next week, send a link and description to maria at, or Fill out my contact form for readers.

Sprout Change Cloth Diaper

My Sprout Change Cloth Diaper Giveaway ends 4/7 

The Cloth Diaper Whisperer

*Mini Maestro Diaper from Mama to 4 Blessings Mandatory GFC follow (ends 4/1)

*Flip Disposable Inserts from Lindsay’s Family Reviews & Giveaways Mandatory GFC follow (ends 4/1)

*Econobum from Padded Tush Stats Mandatory GFC follow (ends 4/1)

*Itti Bitti Diapers & Wipes from Crunchy Beach Mama (ends 4/1) Open to the U.S and Canada

*Huggabunz Diaper from Maine Cloth Diaper Co. and Chubby Cheeks Thinks (ends 4/1)

*Maxwell Designs Wet Bag from Mama Days Mandatory GFC follow (ends 4/1)

Sprout Change Starter Kit from Kelly Wels (ends 4/1)

*Zookies Diaper Cover from Fabulous Family Reviews & Giveaways (ends 4/2)

*Kissaluvs Marvels AIO & CJ BUTTer from Modern Cloth and Crunchy Beach Mama (ends 4/2)

*Thirsties & Econobum Diapers from Modern Cloth and Double Duty Mommy (ends 4/2)

*Boba or Ergo Carrier from CSN Stores and Life as a Global Mom (ends 4/3)

*Sprout Training Pants from The B Keeps Us Honest (ends 4/3)

Cow Patties Diaper from Cloth iaper Contests & Giveaways Mandatory GFC follow (ends 4/3) Open to the U.S. and Canada

Be Felt Soaker from Nicki’s Cloth Diaper Reviews (ends 4/3)

*Applecheeks Diaper from Crunchy Beach Mama (ends 4/4) Open to the U.S. and Canada

*2 FuzziBunz OS Diapers & Diaper Pail from Madison Organics & Mama B Mandatory Facebook “like” (ends 4/4)

*2 FuzziBunz OS Diapers & Pail Liner from Madison Organics & Double Duty Mommy Mandatory Facebook “like” (ends 4/4)

*Monkey Doodlez Diaper from Baby Dickey’s Giveaways (ends 4/4)

*Boba Baby Carrier from Gal Time Two Mandatory Facebook “likes” (ends 4/4) Open to the U.S. and Canada

Leahn Wonderland Diaper from SapsMama Mandatory GFC follow (ends 4/4) Open to the U.S. and Canada

*Ergo Baby Carrier from Monkey Tales Mandatory GFC follow (ends 4/5)

*AMP Diaper from Une Petite Plume (ends 4/5)

*Banana Bottoms Cloth Trainer from Crunchy Beach Mama (ends 4/5) Open to the U.S. and Canada

*Ergo Baby Carrier from The Bragging Mommy (ends 4/5)

*Sugar Plum Baby Diaper from Knocked Up an Nursing (ends 4/5)

*Tiny Tush Diaper from Crunchy Beach Mama (ends 4/6)

Blissful Booty Diaper from Dibs (ends 4/6)

*Thirsties Duo Diaper from The Baby Birthing Mama Mandatory Facebook “like” (ends 4/7)

*Tiny Tush Diaper from Double Duty Mommy (ends 4/7)

*Sweet Pea Diaper from A Mommy’s Blessings Mandatory GFC follow (ends 4/7)

Babylegs, Planet Wise Wet Bag, Grovia Wipes or Bummis Swim Diaper from The Dirties on Diapering (4 winners) Mandatory $1+ pledge (ends 4/6)

Go Green Pocket Diaper from So Easy Being Green Mandatory GFC follow (ends 4/6)

*Itti Bitti Diapers & CJ’s BUTTer from Cloth Is Green and Double Duty Mommy Manatory Facebook “like” (ends 4/7)

Itti Bitti Diapers from A Mom’s Take (ends 4/7)

*CJ’s BUTTer from Fluffy Cheeks and The Not So Secret Confessions of a SAHM Mandatory GFC follow (ends 4/8)

*Tiny Tush Diaper from This Mama Loves Her Bargains (ends 4/8)

*$15 Mud Butt GC from A Mommy’s Blessings Mandatory GFC follow (ends 4/8)

GoGreen Pocket Diaper from Sweet T Makes Three Mandatory GFC follow (ends 4/8) Open to the U.S. and Canada

Bummas Wipes from Tales from the Nursery (ends 4/8) Open to the U.S. and Canada

Evolution Diaper from Momma in Flip Flops (ends 4/8)

Fuzzibunz Diaper from Roxanna Jolly (ends 4/8)

Zookies Cover from Coffee & Laughter with the Harris Family Mandatory GFC follow (ends 4/8) Open to the U.S. and Canada

Best Bottom Diapering System from Lindsay’s Family Reviews and Giveaways Mandatory GFC follow (ends 4/9)

*Softbums Diaper from Monkey Tales Mandatory GFC follow (ends 4/10)

*Rumparooz Diaper from Thanks Mama and Mommy and Me Giveaways Mandatory GFC follow (ends 4/10)

*Cow Patties Fitted from Sophie and Momma Mandatory GFC follow (ends 4/10) Open to the U.S. and Canada

Barn Owl Bums Diaper from Fluffynutters Mandatory GFC follow (ends 4/10)

GoGreen Champ from Cloth Diaper Geek (ends 4/10)

*Dinkledooz Diaper from Go Go Natural and Mommy and Me Giveaways Mandatory GFC follow (ends 4/11) Open to the U.S. and Canada

Ergo Baby Carrier from Crunchy Beach Mama (ends 4/11)

Ergo Baby Carrier from Mommy Gaga (ends 4/11)

Tiny Tush Diaper from Mommy’s Peanut Gallery Mandatory GFC follow (ends 4/12)

Itti Btti Diapers from A Mommy’s Blessings Mandatory GFC follow (ends 4/13)

*Best Bottom Diaper from Mommy and Me Giveaways Mandatory GFC follow (ends 4/14)

Sleepy Wrap from Real Mom Reviews (ends 4/14)

Softbums Omni from Life With My Littles Mandatory GFC follow (ends 4/14)

Thirsties Duo Fab Fitted & Wrap from What Mama Wants Mandatory GFC follow (ends 4/14)

*$25 AppleCheeks GC from Happenings of the Harper Household Mandatory GFC follow (ends 4/15)

Tiny Tush Diaper from Oh So Savvy Mom Mandatory GFC follow (ends 4/15) Open to the U.S. and Canada

Sprout Change Diaper from Lindsay’s Family Reviews & Giveaways Mandatory GFC follow (ends 4/15) Open to the U.S. and Canada

Happy Heiny’s Diaper from SweetPeas Cloth and It Keeps Getting Better Mandatory GFC follow (ends 4/16)

*Ergo Baby Carrier from Luv My Two Girls (ends 4/17)

Zookies Cover from Mommy and Me Giveaways Mandatory GFC follow (ends 4/20) Open to the U.S. and Canada

Knickernappies O/S Diaper from Wee Little Changes (ends 4/28)

*giveaways that have been listed in a prior week’s roundup

You may enter any “family friendly” giveaway in the linky below. The form Blog name – Giveaway Item – Ending date works well. Please at least include the item and end date, and link directly to the giveaway.

View my where I list my giveaways post, to find more places to link up your giveaways!

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