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Sweet Pea One Size Cloth Diaper Review & Giveaway (CLOSED 2/3) U.S./Canada

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Sweet Pea Diapers sells all-in-3 diapers, covers, prefolds, accessories, and the one size pocket diapers I reviewed.

sweet pea 1 pkg
sweet pea 2 two overlaps sweet pea 3 easy snap closures
sweet pea 4 rise snaps

The diapers have two snap overlaps and a snap down rise, to fit babies from 8-35 lbs.

sweet pea 5 leg elastic

They have stay-dry, microfleece inners and encased leg elastic.

sweet pea 6 rear pocket sweet pea 7 front pocket
sweet pea 8 all the way through

There is both a front and rear pocket opening, allowing the inserts to agitate out in the wash.

sweet pea 9 inserts

Diapers come with both small and large microfiber inserts. They have a Sweet Pea label to make matching them up easy, and the large insert snaps down to fit the smaller sizes. For $3 more, you can get the diaper with 1 hemp and 1 microfiber insert.

Here’s the small rise setting measured folded & stretched (not an exact science, just to give you an idea!) P.S. I was having major lighting issues the day I took these pictures, so my apologies for any weirdness!:

sweet pea 10 small folded sweet pea 11 small stretched

sweet pea 12 small sweet pea 13 small front
sweet pea 14 small back


sweet pea 15 med folded sweet pea 16 med stretched

sweet pea 17 med sweet pea 18 med front
sweet pea 19 med back


sweet pea 20 large folded sweet pea 21 large stretched

sweet pea 22 large sweet pea 23 large front
sweet pea 24 large back

Here’s the large setting on my 29ish pound 2.5 year old:

sweet pea 25 on 2.5 yo sweet pea 26 on 29 lb toddler
sweet pea 28 side sweet pea 29 back

The small setting on my 8 1/2ish pound 6 week old:

sweet pea 30 on 8.5 lb 6 wk old sweet pea 31 leg

The diaper was great on my older son, but still a bit big on my little guy. He is a wee bit scrawny, but I think this would fit a shorter/chubbier baby of the same weight a lot better! The diaper is well made and cute!

Giveaway: One reader will receive a one-size Sweet Pea diaper in his/her choice of color, subject to availability. (ARV $15.95.) Entries go in the Rafflecopter form.

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FTC compliance: Although I received an item for review purposes, I was not otherwise compensated for this post, and all opinions are my own.

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Little Lemon Tree Pocket Diaper Review & Giveaway (CLOSED 1/11) U.S./Canada

Little Lemon Tree 1

Little Lemon Tree one-size pocket diapers are designed to fit babies from 8-30 pounds.

Little Lemon Tree 2 snap closures Little Lemon Tree 3 snap down rise

The snap closures have 5 waist/hip settings, and there are 3 rise settings to offer a custom fit for your baby.

Little Lemon Tree 4 inner and leg elastic Little Lemon Tree 5 pocket opening

The diapers have a PUL outer and stay-dry suedecloth inner. You can stuff the pocket with microfiber or bamboo inserts, both available from Little Lemon Tree.

Little Lemon Tree 7 insert and hemp doubler

I received both a microfiber insert and a hemp doubler.

Little Lemon Tree 6 super even stitching

The stitching is amazingly neat & even. Little Lemon Tree uses only 100% polyester thread, so you don’t have to worry about wicking.

Here is the small rise setting measured folded and stretched:

Little Lemon Tree 8 small folded Little Lemon Tree 9 small stretched
Little Lemon Tree 10 small Little Lemon Tree 11 small side
Little Lemon Tree 12 small back


Little Lemon Tree 13 medium folded Little Lemon Tree 14 medium stretched
Little Lemon Tree 15 medium Little Lemon Tree 16 medium side
Little Lemon Tree 17 medium back


Little Lemon Tree 18 large folded Little Lemon Tree 19 large stretched
Little Lemon Tree 20 large Little Lemon Tree 21 large side
Little Lemon Tree 22 large back

Here’s my son in the large setting at 2 1/2 years old and about 28 pounds:

Little Lemon Tree 23 large on 28 lb 2.5 yo Little Lemon Tree 24 side
Little Lemon Tree 25 back

Here’s my little guy at 3 weeks old and about 7.5 pounds (a wee bit smaller than the recommended size!)

Little Lemon Tree 26 small on 7.5 lb 3 wk old Little Lemon Tree 27 leg opening

Diapers start at $11 for solid colors and $14 for prints. Add $2 for a microfiber insert or $4 for a bamboo insert.

Little Lemon Tree also has cloth wipes, doublers, lounge pants and bibs!

Giveaway: One reader will receive their choice of in-stock diaper (with microfiber insert) from Little Lemon Tree (ARV $13-16.)

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FTC compliance: Although I received a product at no charge for review purposes, I was not compensated for this post and all opinions are my own.

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Cloth Diaper Advice – Mailbox Mondays 12/12/11 – Dingy Inserts

dingy #clothdiapers inserts via @chgdiapers

It’s cloth diaper advice time. On Monday, I publish a reader submitted question, and ask my readers to weigh in!

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.

Ashley says:

I use microfiber in most of my LO’s diapers, and they are starting to look a bit dingy and gross. I hang them outside 95% of the time and the other time they hang in the house. How can I get them to look better? Is bleach the only way?


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Diaper Rite One Size Pocket Cloth Diaper Review & Giveaway (CLOSED 12/6) U.S./Canada

Diaper Rite Pocket Diaper 1

I think most people have heard of Diaper Rite prefolds, but now Diaper Rite (brought to you by Diaper Junction) has one-size pocket cloth diapers too!

Diaper Rite Pocket Diaper 2 snap closures Diaper Rite Pocket Diaper 3 front snap config

This incredibly affordable diaper has snap closures, a waterproof TPU outer, and stay-dry suedecloth inner. The diapers retail for just $9.95 each! There is also a version with a Bamboo inner available for $11.95. They are one-size via a snap down rise, and are estimated to fit babies from 8-35 pounds.

Diaper Rite Pocket Diaper 4 leg elastic Diaper Rite Pocket Diaper 5 pocket
Diaper Rite Pocket Diaper 6 2 inserts

Each diaper comes with both a large and a small microfiber insert.

Here is the small setting measured folded and stretched:

Diaper Rite Pocket Diaper 7 small folded Diaper Rite Pocket Diaper 8 small stretched

Diaper Rite Pocket Diaper 9 small front Diaper Rite Pocket Diaper 10 small side
Diaper Rite Pocket Diaper 11 small back


Diaper Rite Pocket Diaper 12 medium folded Diaper Rite Pocket Diaper 13 medium stretched

Diaper Rite Pocket Diaper 14 medium front Diaper Rite Pocket Diaper 15 medium side
Diaper Rite Pocket Diaper 16 medium back


Diaper Rite Pocket Diaper 17 large folded Diaper Rite Pocket Diaper 18 large stretched

Diaper Rite Pocket Diaper 19 large front Diaper Rite Pocket Diaper 20 large side
Diaper Rite Pocket Diaper 21 large back

After I initially washed the diaper, part of the large insert came loose. It looked like the top layer wasn’t caught when it was sewn. I did contact Diaper Junction and it seems it was just a fluke, no one else has reported that problem. It happens, and I know Diaper Junction would replace it right away if it happened to you, so don’t let that turn you off from trying the diapers.

Diaper Rite Pocket Diaper 22 insert

My son is 2 1/2 and about 28 pounds. He fit quite well in the medium setting, and he has lots of room to grow in this diaper.

Diaper Rite Pocket Diaper 24 front2 Diaper Rite Pocket Diaper 23 front
Diaper Rite Pocket Diaper 25 back Diaper Rite Pocket Diaper 26 side
Diaper Rite Pocket Diaper 27 side 2

I had no trouble getting a good fit, and we didn’t experience any leaks! With 18 colors (mine is “Timberwolf”) and such a reasonable price tag, you will want to grab a few!

Giveaway: One winner will receive a Diaper Rite one-size pocket diaper in his/her choice of color (ARV $9.95.) Entries go in the Rafflecopter form.

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Diapering Today DVD Review & Giveaway w/ Sprout Change Cloth Diaper (11/24) US/Canada

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Catherine Bolden is the owner of The Willow Store and creator of Willow Pads reusable feminine products, Willow Sprouts accessories, Everyday Willow natural living & natural laundry products and of course, the Sprout Change cloth diapering system!

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In March, I posted my Sprout Change Cloth Diaper Review. If you missed that, I strongly suggest you check it out! My review includes detailed photos of the one-size AI2 insert/reusable and reversible shell system, detailing how the size adjusts, how the reversible shell works, and I also have measurements of each size! The winner of this giveaway not only receives their own copy of the DVD set I’m reviewing today, but also a Sprout Change shell & insert!

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Catherine’s latest project is the Diapering Today DVD set. The set is a comprehensive “how-to” with everything you want to know about cloth diapering, from the “why” to the “how.” Some people are fortunate enough to have cloth diaper stores near by that offer cloth 101 classes, or have cloth diaper groups near them. Some of us don’t! I know when I wanted to start cloth diapering, I spent a ton of time trying to gather the information from all over the place online, and make sense of it all.

The Willow Store is selling the Diapering Today DVD set for $17.95, and 1% of the profits will be donated to providing cloth and education to low-income families. When you buy the DVD bundled with an Organic Super Saver Starter Kit (1 shell & 3 organic inserts), it costs you just $11.20 more than buying the starter kit alone. I think that would make an awesome gift for an expectant Mama, but I do wish they had an option to purchase the DVD by itself perhaps with a coupon for $10 off your first Willow Store order to offset the cost.

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diapering today dvd 6 back

The set consists of two DVDs. I watched this on my laptop, so I don’t have an exact running time, but the DVDs are each about an hour long. The really nice thing is that they are broken up into bite sized chapters. You can watch it all, a little at a time, or only watch what interests you. Pertinent information is repeated (such as in types of cloth diapers, and the terminology section) so you won’t miss anything if you don’t watch the whole thing. That said, it was not monotonous and didn’t seem repetitive!

Throughout the DVD, you will hear genuiune, unscripted responses from actual cloth diapering parents on various subjects. This is broken up by photo and video demonstrations, information from Catherine herself, and awesome cloth diaper facts from the RDIA’s Heather McNamara.

I watched the trailer (below) before receiving the DVD for review, and I saw some familiar faces!! Do you see anyone you know?

I saw Calley of The Eco Chic, and I saw Baby Makin’ Machine’s daughter, Lil’ J! By the time I finished watching both DVDs, I felt like I knew every Mom in the film. I’m not sure if some of them genuinely looked familiar, or if it was just because I’d heard them chat about cloth diapers for 2 hours, LOL!

So here’s what you’ll find on the DVDs and approximately how long each section is:

Disc 1:

  • Intro (2 min)
  • Why Cloth (15 min)
  • How to Use (3 min)
  • Types (13 min)
  • Getting Started (10 min)
  • Washing (10 min)
  • Cloth on a Budget (4 min)
  • Community (4 min)
    Disc 2:

  • Tips & Tricks (15 min)
  • Accessories (5 min)
  • Resources (3 min)
  • Potty Training (10 min)
  • Evolution of Diapers (18 min)
  • Terms (13 min)
  • Credits (1.5 min)
  • Trailer (2 min)

I’m not going to go into great detail as far as what you’ll find in each chapter; I think you can gather that from their titles! This isn’t a big budget, Hollywood produced film with fancy effects and actors with scripts. It feels to me like what you’d find out if you went to a few cloth 101 type classes, a few meetings at a cloth diaper group, and chatted with a lot of moms who used cloth diapers.

There are a lot of things that I love about the DVDs. First, it’s not an ad for Sprout Change. I believe the Sprout Change diaper was pictured as one all-in-two option, and was also pictured on a baby. The DVD gave very unbiased information on all types and brands of cloth diapers. I love that all of the types of diapers were demonstrated on a baby doll, so a potential cloth diaper user could see how easy it really is.

Although I felt the DVD series was quite long (about 2 hours total) it is absolutely not necessary to watch the whole thing. If someone already knows they want to cloth diaper, but they don’t know what to buy and are afraid of washing, they can just watch the types, terms and washing sections.

I also love that it gives a lot of information, without getting so detailed that your head would spin. For example, they showed an “all-in-one” style diaper, but didn’t go on to say that they can have a sewn in soaker, a flap soaker, a snap in soaker, a tongue soaker etc. etc. Just tell ’em what they need to know!

I felt like this DVD covered everything I’d want to tell a friend who was interested in cloth, and it was done in a very similar way. All of the parents were genuine, loved cloth diapers, but at no point were “holier than thou” about diapers. Several stated that it doesn’t have to be all or nothing, that you could do part cloth/part disposables, build your stash slowly, or just buy or borrow a couple to see what you think!

The DVD also seemed to advocate the K.I.S.S. (keep it simple, sweetie!) method of washing. They recommended the simple wash routine that I found works for us (and so many others) and did mention that you don’t want a detergent with fabric softeners, whiteners, brighteners etc. However, they didn’t whip out the “detergent police” badges and say that you had to stick to a certain list of pricey detergents. Basically, choose the detergent with the simplest ingredients.

They also didn’t try to make cloth all sunshine & roses. They addressed the fact that sometimes people do have smell issues with cloth, that such a problem isn’t normal, but that the resolution is usually quite simple!

I also loved that they addressed the “what about the poop” issues in the same way I do. I swear I touch less poop (and do less poopy laundry!) now, since what’s supposed to stay in the diaper, stays in the diaper! With disposables, I was changing entire outfits (including socks, and sometimes my own clothing!!) instead of just a diaper.

I am going to lend my DVD to a friend who wants to cloth diaper the twins she’s expecting. Until now I’ve totally overwhelmed her with huge chunks of information. This will be awesome for her to sit down with her hubby and watch a little at a time!

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Giveaway: One winner will receive a Diapering Today DVD Set (ARV $17.95) and a Sprout Change Cloth Diaper Cover & Insert (ARV $21.70.) The combined retail value of this prize is $39.65. Entries go in the Rafflecopter form.

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