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Cloth Diapers Mailbox Mondays Swim Diapers

Cloth Diaper Advice – Mailbox Mondays 3/5/12 – Cloth Swim Diapers

Do you have a cloth diaper question? Every week, I answer a user submitted question, and ask for reader input as well.

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.

Leigh says::

Can you recommend swim diaper options for a girl? I have heard you can use an unstuffed pocket but don’t really know how that works…

Hi Leigh! Cloth swim diapers are just like their disposable counterparts, in that they are intended to hold solid waste, but allow liquid (pool water & urine) to run through. I’ve also heard of people using a pocket as a swim diaper. I’d be concerned about the exposure to chlorine damaging the diaper, so I’d only use one that had delaminated, or that I was otherwise not using. I’d also wonder if you’d get water caught inside it!

I’ve used Kushies swim diapers and Bummis Swim Diapers (and bought a large Bummis swim diaper the next year.) You can click those links to read reviews. Both were fine, nothing really outstanding to report!

In addition to the Bummis Swimmi & Kushies swim diapers, you can find Appleckeeks swim diapers, Imse Vimse swim diapers and Imse Vimse tankini tops (squee!) to match. (affiliate links.) Mother-Ease has swim diapers too.

Do you use cloth swim diapers? What brands have you used? If you have used a pocket as a swim diaper long term, did you experience any fading, or damage to elastic or PUL?

This post contains affiliate links as indicated. If you make a purchase after clicking the link, I receive a small portion. Thank you!

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Fun Giveaway – Make Sure You’re a Facebook Fan!

Do you “like” me on Facebook? If you do, are you seeing my posts in your news feed? Facebook wasn’t showing me what I wanted to see, so I created a list with all the pages I wanted to see. You can also mark things as a “top story” so Facebook knows you want to see them. The more you interact with the page, the more likely it will be shown to you.

So why am I telling you this? You may have missed that I installed the “top fans” app from Booshaka. (You can see it in the left column of the page, though it will be closer to the top when the page switches to timeline view.)

Mmkay, well what the heck is that? “Booshaka analyzes your Facebook page and surfaces the top contributors so that you can recognize them. Fans earn points for the quality of their participation and ability to engage the community.” Huh? You can read their FAQs for more info but here’s the gist of it: “How does the point system work? Posts, comments and likes are all worth 1 point each. But don’t just try to create the most posts and comments. Your score is weighted by the quality of your participation. Higher quality activity (on topic and engages with the community) will earn extra points. Lower quality activity (off topic and spam) will earn less points. And consistent activity over time is more valuable than repeatedly performing the same action, such as clicking the Like button on every post.

So basically, it’s a little bribe to be an active participant! As most of you know, Facebook promotion guidelines do not allow me to give prizes for actions on Facebook however, I will be awarding prizes based on the Booshaka leaderboard, a 3rd party app, and not by selecting someone who liked, commented etc. Follow?

Anyhoo, I plan to give a prize for the #1 fan each month and a small (but still fun) prize for #s 2-5. I plan to continue this as long as it is fun for everyone and no one gets upset, ok? 🙂

I set out this week to find some fun prizes that wouldn’t break my bank, and inadvertently found myself some sponsors!

Please thank Diaper Shops/Kelly’s Closet, Kelly Wels’ Changing Diapers and CJ’s BUTTer for providing some fantastic prizes for February and March (CJ’s & Kelly beyond March!)! Show them some love by “liking” them on Facebook and following them on Twitter!

Diaper Shops on Facebook and Diaper Shops on Twitter
Kelly’s Closet on Facebook
Kelly Wels on Facebook and Kelly Wels on Twitter
Changing Diapers on Facebook and Changing Diapers on Twitter
CJ’s BUTTer on Facebook

For anyone who doesn’t use Facebook, doesn’t like Facebook etc. you can have a chance at a runner-up prize (Approx. $5.00 value) using the Rafflecopter form below. Come back daily for another entry. Yes, I know daily entry stuff is annoying, but the point is to reward people who come and interact, read posts, comment etc. If you stop by regularly, a click for an entry shouldn’t be too hard!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I have not been compensated for this post or this promotion, however this post contains affiliate links!

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Cloth Diaper Giveaways – Roundup for 3/2/12 (Plus Linky for All Giveaways)

Cloth Diaper Giveaway Roundup

Every Friday I list cloth diaper giveaways, along with giveaways for cloth diaper accessories & baby wearing goodies. Hopefully you are entering & winning!

If you’d like me to list 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.

abbys lane giveaway

*My Bumgenius, Tiny Tush & Planet Wise Giveaway (sponsored by Abby’s Lane) ends 3/6 RC


*My Knickernappies cloth diaper giveaway ends 3/8 and is open to the U.S. and Canada RC

The Cloth Diaper Whisperer

*Prizes from Fuzzibunz (no set end date, ends at 25k fans) Entry is through Facebook app, must “like” them on Facebook to enter

*Seven Slings gift set from Eight Days a Week Mom Mandatory Facebook “like” (ends 3/2) RC

*Tender Tush GC from Life With My Littles Mandatory GFC follow (ends 3/2) Open worldwide RC

*Booty Buns Diaper from Daily Mothering (ends 3/3) RC

*Lil Helper Diaper, Wet Bag & Wipes from On Being a Mom Two mandatory Facebook “likes” (ends 3/3) RC

*Bummas Wipes from Emily Reviews (ends 3/3)

*Thirsties Duo AIO from So Easy Being Green (ends 3/4) Open to the U.S. and Canada RC

*Thirsties Duo AIO from According to Jenny (ends 3/4) Open to the US. and Canada RC

Rockin’ Green Soap from Empowering Ellie Mandatory Facebook “like” (ends 3/4) RC

*Sunbaby Diaper from Green Mama Jama Mandatory GFC follow (ends 3/5) RC

*Fuzzibunz Diaper from First Time Mom Mandatory Facebook “like” (ends 3/5) Open to the U.S. and Canada RC

*Rumparooz Diaper from Mama B (ends 3/5) RC

*Perfect Bum Diaper from Contemplate Cloth Mandatory GFC follow (ends 3/5) RC

*Eco Posh Fitted from The Green Nursery and Dirty Diaper Laundry (ends 3/5) RC

*Baby by Danish Wet Bag from Trying To Go Green Mandatory GFC follow and Facebook “like” (ends 3/5) RC

*Charlie Banana Diaper from The Gnome’s Mom (ends 3/5) Open to the U.S. and Canada RC

Cheeky Fluff Diaper from Cloth Diaper Addiction (ends 3/5) GD

*Booty Buns Diaper from Mommy Kat & Kids (ends 3/7) RC

*Sprout Change Wool Cover from Greenie Beanie Bottoms and Under the Apple Tree (ends 3/7) Open to the U.S. and Canada RC

*Fuzzibunz Diaper from Mama on a Green Mission (ends 3/7) RC

*Applecheeks Diaper from Manager to Mom (ends 3/7) Open to the U.S. and Canada RC

My Cloth Baby Diaper from Bottom of the Sixth Two Mandatory Facebook “likes” (ends 3/8) RC

Cloth Wipes from Biehl Adventures Mandatory Facebook “like” (ends 3/8) Open to the U.S. and Canada RC

*$10 Diaper Junction GC from Earth Faerie Momma Mandatory Facebook “like” (ends 3/9) RC

*Softbums Omni from Brookie’s Baby Bargains (ends 3/9) RC

*WAHMies diaper from Daily Mothering (ends 3/10) RC

*Sunbaby Diaper from Daily Mothering (ends 3/10) Open to the U.S. and Canada RC

Swaddlebees Simplex from Kissed by the Moon & Mama on a Green Mission (ends 3/10) RC

*Ones & Twos Diaper from Natural Parents Network (ends 3/11) RC

$20 Bouncing Babies GC from So Easy Being Green (ends 3/11) Open to the U.S. and Canada RC

Greenchild Creations Diaper from Home Grown Families (ends 3/11) RC

Blissful Booty Diaper from One More Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Mandatory GFC follow (ends 3/11) Open to the U.S. and Canada RC

*Softbums Echo from Green Mama Jama Mandatory GFC follow (ends 3/12) RC

Dick & Jane Diaper from On Being a Mom Two Mandatory Facebook “likes” (ends 3/12) Open to the U.S. and Canada

Baby by Danish Wet Bag from On Being a Mom Two Mandatory Facebook “likes” (ends 3/12) Open to the U.S. and Canada

Snappi from Contemplate Cloth Mandatory GFC follow (ends 3/12) RC

$25 Oeko Popo GC from Dirty Diaper Laundry (ends 3/12) Open to the U.S. and Canada RC

$20 Rearz GC from Manager to Mom (ends 3/12) RC

Sweet Pea Prefold & Cover from inRandom (ends 3/13) Open to the U.S. and Canada RC

Londonware Diaper Cover & Leg Warmers from Letters from Momma (ends 3/13) RC

Boba Baby Carrier from Under the Apple Tree Mandatory Facebook “like” (ends 3/14) RC

*Cloth Diaper from Eco Crazy Mom (ends 3/15) RC

$20 Abby’s Lane GC from Mama on a Green Mission (ends 3/14) RC

$50 Abby’s Lane GC (ends 3/15) RC

*Baby K’tan Carrier from A Nation of Moms (ends 3/16) RC

*GroVia Trainer from Happenings of the Harper Household (ends 3/16) RC

Thirsties Duo AIO from Eco-Babyz Mandatory GFC follow (ends 3/17) Open to the U.S. and Canada RC

Perfect Bum Diaper from Mama Loves her Bargains (ends 3/21) RC

*giveaways that have been listed in a prior week’s roundup
RC Entries collected via Rafflecopter
GD Entries collected via Google Docs Form

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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Itti Bitti D’Lish SIO Cloth Diaper Review / Size Comparisons

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Last year, I posted my Itti Bitti D’lish AIO and O/S Tutto reviews. Both of “the fuzzy diapers” are my son’s favorites! Itti Bitti also makes a D’lish “snap in one” (SIO) which is essentially an all-in-two (or all-in-three to be exact.) I’ve been curious about them, so when my affiliate, Kelly’s Closet offered a 15% coupon for president’s day, I bit. I needed a few more reward points to have enough for a gift certificate, and this bumped me over. See, it was a logical purchase!

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Itti Bitti says size small will fit 8-16 lbs, medium will fit 14-26 lbs and large will fit 23-37 lbs. However, they are cut with a much lower rise than many other diapers, so if you are at all in doubt about sizing, size up. (My 2 yr 9 month old can still wear a large, but if there was an XL, I’d buy it!) My little guy is around 10 lbs, so I bought a small and a medium.

itti bitti 2 sio snaps itti bitti 3 inner and elastic

The d’lish SIO is very much like the AIO. It has snap overlaps to fit a wide range of babies, and has the same inner fabric and leg elastic. I do prefer the encased elastic of the tutto, but I prefer the fit of the d’lish, so it’s a trade off!

itti bitti 4 insert snaps itti bitti 5 sizes, red snap for booster

Like the tutto, the inserts for the d’lish SIO have color coded snaps, so you know where they go. The inserts for the SIO are sized, so there is a bit less snapping involved than with the tutto!

itti bitti 5 inserts unfolded itti bitti 6 folding inserts
itti bitti 7 purple to purple

The two layer bamboo insert snaps in and tri-folds to give you 6 layers of absorbency.

itti bitti 8 yellow insert in

The hourglass shaped insert has two more layers of bamboo (so 8 layers total!) plus a stay-dry top layer. (Their website says there are only natural fibers in the soakers, but the content tag says the top layer is 100% polyester, and it definitely is!) I love getting the absorbency of bamboo, but still having only stay dry materials touch baby’s skin. I know some people say they would prefer that only natural fibers touch baby, but I much prefer stay dry. 🙂 The only thing that would make it better is it was a pocket, but I can’t turn every diaper into a pocket. Although, if Itti Bitti made a pocket diaper with encased elastic, I’d be all over that.

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Left to right is the Itti Bitti Tutto O/S, the Itti Bitti D’Lish AIO and the Itti Bitti D’Lish SIO. All of them have red snaps to receive an additional booster, though only the Tutto includes one.

So here’s the size small measured folded & stretched (keep in mind that this is far from an exact science!)

itti bitti 11 small folded itti bitti 12 small stretched
itti bitti 13 small itti bitti 14 small side
itti bitti 15 small back


itti bitti 16 medium folded itti bitti 17 medium stretched
itti bitti 18 medium itti bitti 19 medium side
itti bitti 20 medium back


itti bitti 21 large folded itti bitti 22 large stretched
itti bitti 23 large itti bitti 24 large side
itti bitti 25 large back
itti bitti 26 sml itti bitti 27 sml 2
itti bitti 28 sml 3 itti bitti 29 sml 4
itti bitti 30 sml 5 itti bitti 31 sml 6

All of the sizes are great, and the overlap snaps allow them to get quite snug. Here is my son at 2 1/2 months and about 10 pounds in the small and medium d’lish SIOs:

itti bitti 32 sm on 10 lb baby itti bitti 33 med on 10 lb 2.5 mo old

and in the large AIO!

itti bitti 34 large on infant itti bitti 35 large leg

Here he is in the smallest setting of the Tutto:

itti bitti 36 tutto smallest on infant

Lastly, my older son at about 2 years, 9 months old and approximately 29 pounds, also in the large AIO:

itti bitti 37 large on 2 yr 9 mo old 29 lb toddler

Take a look at my D’lish AIO & Tutto review to see my son in them at 21 months/21 lbs!

The D’lish AIO diapers sell for $18.97 and the D’lish SIOs sell for $1 more at $19.97. Choose an AIO print or a SIO print at no extra cost! To me, it’s worth the extra dollar to get the additional & even more customizable absorbency. The Tuttos are $26.97 for solids and $1 more for prints. Kelly’s Closet also has a few Tutto prints on sale for $20.95.

My older son LOVES the Galaxy print (the red diaper.) I took it off his brother and when he was choosing a diaper to put on himself, he chose that one and wasn’t hearing it when I told him it was a) wet and b) too small for him. 🙂

FTC compliance: I purchased the SIO diapers at normal retail prices, with a promotion available to the general public. I received the AIO & Tutto diapers at no cost to review them last year. I was not asked to write, nor was I compensated for this post, and all opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.

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Cloth Diaper Blog Hop for March 2012

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It’s a new month, so it’s time for a fresh cloth diaper blog hop. I almost posted this yesterday so I could make punny jokes about leaping & hopping, hee-hee.

You do not have to post about the hop, grab the button, tweet etc. but I hope you will anyway so we can find new bloggers to link up!

You also don’t have to follow certain blog or leave comments. Please do visit the blogs in the linky, follow them if you like what they have to say, and leave a comment if you like a particular post!

Of course, I plan to follow anyone who links up!

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