Monthly Archives: Oct 2011

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Babykicks 3G Pocket Cloth Diaper Giveaway (CLOSED 10/18)


I reviewed my Babykicks Bumboo pocket diaper about 16 months ago, then compared the Bumboo pocket to the new 3G pocket about 7 months ago. I love the Babykicks Joey Bunz one size inserts, especially with the improved tapered end and sizing guidelines. Please view my full Babykicks 3G Pocket Diaper review for all the details and photos!

I also made a video demonstrating how to use the newborn snap. This is one of only a handful of one-size diapers that I think would really work on a newborn!

The 3G pocket is available in 4 great colors, plus the white with multicolored snaps. It’s a trim one-size pocket with a front pocket opening and side snaps, and the snap down rise allows it to fit babies from 7-40 pounds. The waterproof PUL outer has fleece gussets that allow air flow, but not leaks. The lining of the diaper is 30% Certified Organic Cotton and 70% Rayon made from Bamboo, a great choice if you prefer natural materials over microfleece or suedecloth.

The Babykicks 3G pocket diaper retails for $20.50 and is available at lots of online and “brick and mortar” retailers! Be sure to follow Babykicks on Twitter and “like” Babykicks on Facebook.

Giveaway: Babykicks is offering one of my readers a 3G pocket diaper in his/her choice of color (ARV $20.50.) Entries go in the Rafflecopter form.

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Baby Products Natural Household Products Review Virtual Baby Shower Event

Dapple Baby Dish Liquid & Toy Cleaner Wipes


Dapple Baby is a line of natural cleaners that are baby safe, including dish liquid, dishwasher powder, toy cleaner spray and wipes.

I received a travel size dish liquid and travel size toy cleaner wipes.

The baby safe dish liquid rinses easily, is biodegradable, not tested on animals, is phthlate, paraben, SLES & dye free and is certified to contain no detectable levels of dioxane


Purified water, baking soda, cleaners derived from fruits, tree oils and glucose, French lavender essential oil, essential oil dispersant.


The full size dish liquid is available in cases of 6 16.9 oz bottles for $41.94, or find a store near you.

The toy wipes also contain natural based ingredients, are bidegradable, not tested on animals, phthlate, paraben, SLES and dye free, and are certified to contain no detectable levels of dioxane


Two naturally derived cleaning agents, fruit derived buffer, two natural preservatives, Lavender essential oil, purified water, biodegradable fabric.


The toy cleaner wipes are available in cases of 6 35-count canisters for $47.94 (check your local store for individual canisters) or in 15-count travel soft packs (12 packs for $35.88.)

Dapple baby will help you get everything from bottles to toys to high chairs clean, without exposing your baby to harsh chemicals. I think Dapple Baby products would make a great addition to a gift basket full of natural baby products and organic baby products!

Like Dapple Baby on Facebook, Follow Dapple Baby on Twitter and Keep Up with Dapple on their blog!

FTC compliance: Although I received product samples, I was not compensated for this post and all opinions are my own.

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Eco-Friendly/Green Giveaway Made in the USA Virtual Baby Shower Event

Utterly Yours Pregnancy Pillow Giveaway (CLOSED 10/17)

Utterly Yours

We all know that pregnant women are supposed to sleep on their left side, but it’s not always comfy. I’ve heard of some women kicking their hubbies out of bed to make room for bulky pregnancy pillows! Utterly Yours has a better pregnancy pillow to keep you comfortable, and your spouse in bed!

Utterly Yours

The Utterly Yours pregnancy pillow is made in the U.S.A and has a cube design that opens into two triangles. The solid side is eco-friendly memory foam (hypoallergenic, zero gas emissions, pollutant free manufacturing process) that conforms to your belly. The patterned side is a higher density (firmer) foam that supports your back and keeps you comfortably on your side.

utterly yours

The pillow is compact enough to travel with, but it isn’t overly complicated or difficult to use. The fabric that connects the two sides stretches to accommodate a growing belly, but it’s available in 3 sizes so you can get a great fit. If you’re very close to the maximum, you may want to size up. Otherwise one pillow will get you through your pregnancy! The pillow is available with 6 different color/pattern combinations, and the cover is removable and machine washable! Each pillow retails for $44.95 plus S&H, and are also available through distributors, retailers and online retailers.

Giveaway: Utterly Yours is offering one of my readers a pregnancy pillow in her choice of size and color (ARV $44.95.)

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Cloth Diapering How To/Demo Mailbox Mondays Washing

Cloth Diaper Advice – Mailbox Mondays 10/10/11 – Convincing Others That Cloth is Awesome

convincing others that #clothdiapers are awesome via @chgdiapers

The Mailbox Mondays feature is where I answer a reader submitted question, and ask my readers to help too!

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.

This week’s is sort of a multi-parter, but both of my askers (that’s probably not a word, is it?) already know that cloth rocks, they just need help convincing someone they love!

Dodie says:

Hello I am writing this to find a way for one of my daughters to know the savings and the reason that cloth is much better than disposables. Can you explain to me the difference in the diapers and what you need to know for a new mother?

Thank you

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All In One Diapers Cloth Diapers Giveaway Newborn Diapers Review Sized Diapers Velcro/Aplix Closure Virtual Baby Shower Event

Bumgenius XS / Newborn AIO Cloth Diaper Review & Giveaway (CLOSED 10/14) US/CAN

BumGenius XS Newborn AIO 1

My newborn cloth diaper stash just wouldn’t be complete without a Bumgenius newborn diaper!

BumGenius XS Newborn AIO 2 sideBumGenius XS Newborn AIO 3 back

Bumgenius 4.0s are designed to fit babies from 7-35 pounds, though I have heard some people say they don’t fit well until 8-10 lbs (depending on baby’s shape.) I will find out soon enough, since we started cloth diapering my son when he was over 14 lbs and needed the medium setting of Bumgenius 3.0s. (He is about 26 lbs, 28 months old and still in mediums!) Anyhoo, the XS/Newborn AIO is designed to bridge the gap there, and fit babies from 6-12 lbs. At just $12.95 each, I think they are very reasonably priced.

BumGenius XS Newborn AIO 4 velcro closures
BumGenius XS Newborn AIO 5 single laundry tabBumGenius XS Newborn AIO 6 laundry tab in use

They have velcro closures, which I still think are the easiest! I know many people prefer snaps because of their longevity vs. velcro, but I figure most people won’t use newborn diapers long enough to notice. I definitely think velcro will make it easy for middle of the night changes, and trying to change diapers as quickly as possible. That’s assuming your babies scream bloody murder when they are put down, let alone diapered, like mine did. 😉 Since they are so small, they have just one laundry tab in the middle, and the other closure tab goes on the overlap of the first one.

BumGenius XS Newborn AIO 7 inner and elastic

They look just like the one size diapers as far as the leg elastic and the stay dry inner. However, the soaker is sewn in. The now discontinued Bumgenius sized AIOs in small, medium and large had an additional pocket to add absorbency. This also allowed you to turn the diaper inside out to get the insert cleaner. The XS doesn’t have this pocket. I don’t love AIOs as much as I do pockets and I wish Bumgenius would release an XS pocket diaper, or a mini one size pocket diaper. Hint, hint, hint… 😉

Here is the XS measured folded and stretched:

BumGenius XS Newborn AIO 8 measured foldedBumGenius XS Newborn AIO 9 measured stretched

They are definitely a bit smaller than the one size diapers, but not really any narrower/trimmer through the crotch. It seems a bit larger than some of the other newborn diapers I have. I’m guessing I will either have to fold it down under the umbilical cord, or gently place it over. Of course, that also means it will fit longer!

BumGenius XS Newborn AIO 10 vs small os pocketBumGenius XS Newborn AIO 11 vs small os pocket
BumGenius XS Newborn AIO 12 vs small os pocket

Here’s my “model” in a newborn disposable and a size 1 disposable:

BumGenius XS Newborn AIO 13 newborn disposableBumGenius XS Newborn AIO 14 newborn disposable back

BumGenius XS Newborn AIO 15 sz one disposableBumGenius XS Newborn AIO 16 size one disposable back

In the Bumgenius XS/Newborn AIO:

BumGenius XS Newborn AIO 17 frontBumGenius XS Newborn AIO 18 back

See my update after using this on a baby.

Giveaway: One reader will receive a Bumgenius XS/Newborn AIO cloth diaper in their choice of color (subject to availability.) Diaper will be purchased by me from my choice of reputable online cloth diaper retailer.

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