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AMP Duo Diaper Review & Giveaway (10/12)


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My first sponsored review/giveaway for my “A Year of Fluff” Event is the AMP duo Pocket DiaperAMP Diapers is a Canadian company that makes sized pocket, AIO and AI2 diapers, inserts, boosters and the great one-size duo diaper I reviewed.
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The Duo Diaper is a one-size diaper (via a snap down rise).  It has a PUL outer and stay dry fleece inner.
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The inserts come in two layer hemp, three layer hemp (for naps and bedtime), as well as bamboo and cotton fleece.
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The Duo Diaper has a nice, wide, easy to stuff pocket.
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and snap closure.
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The One-Size diaper is estimated to fit babies from 7-35 pounds.
Here it is on the small setting, as well as stretched:
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Medium and stretched:
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Large and stretched:
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I received a bamboo insert, and a two layer hemp insert.  The inserts are color coded by their stitching so it’s easy to remember which is which.
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What makes this a “Duo Diaper” is that you can use it with the insert stuffed inside the pocket, or lay it on top and use it as an all-in-two.  As long as the fleece isn’t damp or soiled, re-use the shell with a fresh insert.
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It’s no secret that pocket diapers with a stay dry inner are my favorite, so that’s how I used it.  I prepped the inserts just a few times before the first use, and they have continued to gain absorbency as I use them.  The AMP is neither the trimmest nor the bulkiest diaper I have, but the diaper fits well and absorbs like crazy; no leaks!  The diaper retails for $18.95 from Snooty Booty Diapers.  A 2-layer hemp insert in lieu of microfiber adds about $4.50 to the cost, $5.95 if purchased separately.
Giveaway: Amp diapers is sending a Duo Diaper and hemp insert to one lucky blog reader!

Here’s how to enter: All entries go in the form below.  Feel free to leave a comment about the post, or simply to remind yourself that you entered however, comments will not be counted as entries Mandatory entries include name, email address and your favorite AMP Diaper color (there are tons!)  You may “like” AMP Diapers on Facebook and/or follow AMP Diapers on Twitter for bonus entries.  This post will be updated daily (or so) with the # of entries received, for those of you who like to know your odds.

I will accept entries until Tuesday, October 12th 2010 at 9 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 U.S. residents only.
Entries as of October 12th, 2010 at 9:00 P.M.: 315

FTC Compliance: I was provided with a review product at no charge; I was not compensated for this post.  All opinions are my own.

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BabyKicks 3G Bumboo Pocket Diaper Giveaway (2 winners) Sponsored by CSN Stores (CLOSED 10/5)

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I reviewed the BabyKicks Bumboo Pocket Diaper in May, but now BabyKicks has a 3G Bumboo Pocket Diaper.

Improvements to the 3G include: colors (now available in Poppy, Meadow & Azure as well as white), a new one-size insert, unique newborn snap closure, wider front panel, wider pocket opening, trimmer design and thinner wings to fit chunky thighs.  All the great things about the 2G but even better!

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CSN Stores is not only sponsoring a prize package during the A Merry Fluffy Christmas Event, but they have also agreed to allow me to send a BabyKicks 3G Bumboo Pocket Diaper to two of my readers! 

CSN Stores is a collection of over 200 stores that sells everything from furniture to luggage and everything in between.  They have a selection of diapers as well as an environmentally friendly product category.

Here’s how to enter: All entries go in the form below.  Feel free to leave a comment about the post, or simply to remind yourself that you entered however, comments will not be counted as entries.  Mandatory entries include name, email address and visiting CSN Stores, then telling me what cloth diaper products you think should be in the December Prize Pack.  You may follow this blog (RSS, GFC or email, you choose) for a bonus entry and/or “like” me on Facebook for a bonus entry.  This post will be updated daily (or so) with the # of entries received, for those of you who like to know your odds.

I will accept entries until Tuesday, October 5th, 2010 at 9 P.M. Eastern.  I will select 2 winners using’s true random number generator and notify them by email.  Winners have 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 onlyWinners, please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery to you.

# of entries as of October 5th, 2010 at 9:00 P.M.: 258

FTC Compliance: CSN Stores is providing me with the product, which I will ship to the winners.  I was not compensated for this post; I was not required or requested to write a positive review, and all opinions are my own.

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Play All Day Hemp Fleece Diaper Review and Giveaway from EcoMom – Plus a discount! (CLOSED 8/10) U.S. & Canada


I’ve already told you about Eco-Friendly Baby Products – EcoMom, when I reviewed the Plum/Revolution Foods products.  I’m very happy that EcoMom is expanding their cloth diaper offerings!  I was originally supposed to review the gDiapers (several readers have asked about them) but they were such a popular new item, they weren’t able to let me review them just yet.  Hopefully soon!
EcoMom has competitive pricing and offers free shipping on any $75 order every day.  However, they also offer the EcoPass.  The EcoPass is $99 for the year ($8.25/mo) and gets you free shipping plus 15% off of all orders!  At this time, there are no restrictions on that.  It’s good on both oversize and expensive items!
EcoMom has a new feature, the “daily deal.”  As an EcoPass holder, you would be entitled to buy the daily deals (plus new products!) before anyone else, and that free shipping would really make it a deal!
Also, check out their “What Does EcoMom® Mean to Me” – Video Contest and you could win a $200 shopping spree!

The diaper EcoMom sent me is an organic hemp fleece fitted diaper by Play All Day.

The diaper is 55% hemp and 45% organic cotton fleece.  I received a size medium, which fits 16-28 pounds.

The body of the diaper has 3 layers of organic hemp fleece, while the soaker has two.  Edges are all serged.

The diaper is sized pretty generously to fit a wide range, but the snap overlaps help fit smaller babies.

Like other hemp/organic cotton products, it needed to be washed and dried 3 times on hot before use, to remove the natural oils.  It will continue to gain absorbency through 8-9 washes.

After prepping, the diaper became, um, more fleece-y looking.  I am sure there is a word for that, but it escapes me!

The first time I tried the diaper on my son, I didn’t double the soaker, and used it coverless.

Even though my son is on the smaller side, at around 18 pounds, I got a good fit.

We have used the diaper several times already.  The first time, he “christened” it quickly, as he always does with new diapers.  The second time, we got about an hour and a half out of it coverless, before I noticed some dampness on the outside in the wet zone. 

With a cover, the absorbency is great.  I think this would make an excellent night time diaper with a good cover or wool soaker, possibly adding a doubler for a very heavy wetter.

Hemp is excellent in a diaper, since it is very absorbent, without being bulky!  The MSRP of the size medium is $17.50.

EcoMom is offering one reader a $15 gift certificate.  Use it on a diaper, or anything you like from their store!  This is open to the U.S. and Canada!

All of my readers may enter discount code SBBL287 at checkout and receive 15% off of your order through 8/31/10!

Here’s how to enter:  You may do any or all of the below.  Leave a separate comment for each entry.  Be sure to leave your email address in at least one comment if it isn’t visible in your profile.  If you are using the anonymous comment option, please leave it in all comments.  You may use the format email at host dot com if you like.

1. Visit EcoMom and leave me a relevant comment such as: What product would you like to see them carry that they don’t already?  What product do they carry that you would like to see me review?  What would you buy with your $15 gift certificate if you win?
2. Follow this blog
3. “Like” me on Facebook
4. “Like” EcoMom on Facebook
5. Follow me on Twitter
6. Follow EcoMom on Twitter
7. Tweet about this giveaway.  One tweet per day please.  You may use this if you like: @chgdiapers has a #giveaway for a $15 gc from @ecomomceo for #clothdiapers or other #organic products.  Ends 8/10
8. Sign up for EcoMom’s Newsletter

This giveaway is open to the U.S. and Canada.

I will accept entries until Tuesday August 10th, 2010 at 9 P.M. Eastern.  I’ll select a winner with’s true random number generator, and contact the winner by email.  The winner will have 48 hours to respond before the prize is forfeited and a new winner chosen.  Winner’s email address will be shared with EcoMom, for prize fulfillment purposes only.  Winner will be required to provide shipping address to EcoMom.

Remember you can use discount code SBBL287 to get 15% off of your order until August 31, 2010!

EcoMom graciously provided me with the pictured diaper for review purposes, and will also provide the winner with a $15 gift certificate.  I was not otherwise compensated, I was not requested or required to write a positive review and all opinions are my own!

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BabyKicks Bumboo Pocket Diaper Review and Giveaway CLOSED

>babykicks BabyKicks has been Family owned and based in my home state of Maryland since 2007.  I was really impressed to see on their history page that some of it’s production is done by local disabled workshops.

Their products are primarily natural fiber hemp products.  Here is some great info to answer the question, “why hemp?”
BabyKicks sent me a Bumboo Pocket Diaper, and they are sending one lucky blog reader the same!
The Bumboo Pocket is a one-size pocket diaper with snap down rise adjustment.
Bamboo Fleece stay dry inner.  (Oops, my mistake, bamboo fleece isn’t a stay dry material like microfleece.)
and PUL outer.
Several things make it different than any other diaper I have.
The pocket opening is in the front of the diaper.  When they’re in the back, there’s always that chance that you’ll have to stick your hand in a mess to pull the insert out!
It’s also the only side snapping diaper I have.  Instead of the wings wrapping around and snapping on the front, the front of the diaper wraps around and snaps on the side.
This makes it easier to keep diapers on streaker wannabes, and you can also use the diapers as pull up trainers. 
In the photo above, you can somewhat see that there is fleece around the leg openings, to prevent wicking.
This is also the only diaper I have with a fully hemp insert (no microfiber.)
The multi color snaps are not only cute, but make it easier to remember which snaps fit, saving time on diaper changes.
The one size diapers should fit 7-35 pounds; the small setting is quite small.
The large setting, fully stretched, is in line with other one-size pockets I’ve tried.
I tried it on my son on the next-to-smallest size.
I’ll admit, the side snapping was hard to get used to.  After several years of closing diapers in the front, it’s just different!
We got a great fit, and there were plenty more snaps to get it more snug if needed.
The hemparoo joey bunz insert was very absorbent, and it will continue to become more absorbent as I wash it more.  I just need a little more practice stuffing the diaper to get the best fold/placement of the medium insert on smaller rise settings.  The diaper retails for $18.50 and includes the insert.  I think this is a pretty good price for a one size pocket diaper made with natural fibers.
P.S. Babykicks has a Facebook Fan Page and a Twitter Account.  I feel like a real dummy, but I didn’t think they had them since I couldn’t find them.  I think I was typing Baby Kicks instead of BabyKicks on Facebook, and I have an awful time finding people on Twitter.  All that came up was bunches of people who also mistakenly typed BabyKicks instead of BabyKicksUSA.  In any case, I’m not counting those as entries since it wouldn’t be fair to change the rules in the middle of the game.  Sorry folks, I think I need some sleep!
Want one?  BabyKicks is sending a Bumboo Pocket Diaper to one lucky blog reader!

Here’s how to enter:

1. Visit the BabyKicks store and tell me what other product you’re interested in.
2. Follow my blog publicly.  Comment to get your entry.
3. Fan me on Facebook, comment to get your entry.
4. Follow me on Twitter, comment to get your entry.
5. Tweet about this giveaway.  One tweet per day please.  Be sure to include @chgdiapers in your tweet.  Comment here to get your entry.  You can use this tweet if you like.  @chgdiapers has a BabyKicks pocket diaper up for grabs. #clothdiapers #giveaway ends 6/7
6. Blog about this giveaway and link back to me.  Leave a comment with a link to your post to get your entry.

Open to the U.S. only, I will accept entries until Monday, June 7th, 2010 at 9:00 P.M., EST.

Please be sure to leave your email address in your comment if it isn’t visible in your profile.  If I cannot contact you, I will choose another winner.  Winner will be chosen with’s true random number generator and the winner will be contacted by email.
Thank you to BabyKicks for providing the review and giveaway diapers at no charge.  The freebies in no way affected my review, all opinions are my own.
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Little Beetle Little to Big Diaper and Wool Cover


I’ve been really getting into using wool and fitteds at night, so when told me they were sending me a Little-To-Big Beetle diaper and a Little-To-Big Organic Wool Cover, I was really anxious to try them.
No doubt what I pulled out of my mailbox was what I’d been waiting for!
Better For Babies sells natural and organic baby products including diapers, covers, soaker shorts, trainers and other accessories. 
Better For Grownups sells reusable facial rounds, sateen tissues (really want to try these!) and family cloth, all crafted from fair trade organic cotton.
As the package says, the diaper is 100% organic, fair trade cotton, and is sweatshop free!  They’re actually made in the U.S.A. wow!
That’s the first time washing instructions have made me giggle.  Tee hee!
The orange is adorable, and the diaper is super soft and squishy.
Nice velcro closures.  Thus far, they are actually easy to get off of the laundry tabs, but still stick to them in the wash.  I have too many that I struggle to free from the grasp of the laundry tabs, but in the washing machine they’re all like “Meh, whatever, we don’t like you anyway,” and become besties with 3 other diapers.  Gah.
The velcro strip on the front of the diaper had that funny, stiff feel/sound like the Rumparooz.  I actually debated taking a video of me crinkling it, but decided that would be a little weird, ha ha.  Once I put the diaper on him though, it wasn’t stiff and didn’t dig into his belly.  I think it must just be whatever the velcro strip is backed with making that sound.
This diaper is a one size (6-36 pounds) and it’s the first one size fitted I’ve owned that has the snap down rise for sizing.  Love this.
The diaper comes with a soaker and a foldable “beetle booster.”
One thing I found really unique is that the soaker is sewn in, just at one point on each side of the middle.  So, no matching up soakers or snapping them in after washing, but it’s not sewn all the way into the diaper, allowing for better cleaning & easier drying.  You can slip the booster out to fold it and place in where needed (wet zone), or you can tuck it under the soaker to be held in place.
At first glance, it seems a lot smaller overall than other one-size fitteds, even all the way unsnapped.
Actually though, it just seems that way because the elastic is drawn a bit tighter.
Fully stretched, they are just about the same size.
Snapped on the smallest rise setting and unstretched, they are quite small.  I don’t doubt they really would fit on a 6 pound baby!
I used it on the medium setting on my little guy (who is about 16.5 lbs and 27.5 inches).  It fit wonderfully, and I think he could wear this setting for a while.
This was so easy to put on him.  I love my other fitteds, but this is so much more Daddy friendly.  My hubby gets really frustrated by the soakers to pull up and fold over and adjust, rises to fold over and rows and rows of snaps.
I folded the booster in half, placed it in the wetzone, and used the diaper coverless the first time. It was the last diaper before bed and he hadn’t uhh,  “used the facilities” by the time I put his night time diaper on him.
Because the soaker is in the middle of the diaper (it’s very trim too!) rather than being snapped into the back, his tush wasn’t fluffy like I’m used to.  I actually joked that it was weird to be able to feel his hiney through the diaper instead of a mound of fluff!
The next time I used it, I put fleece pants over.  He wore it for a good two hours and it was fabulous! 
I also tried it with the Little-To-Big Organic Wool Cover.
The cover is 100% organic merino wool and fits 6-36 lbs.
It’s mamajammin, yo.  I feel like I’m looking for Waldo.  I don’t want to miss anything funny on the packaging.
Yeah, Mother Nature is a smarty pants, but who figured out we could shave the wool off the sheep and make diaper covers out of it, huh?  Who’s the smarty pants now, huh?
100% USDA certified, organic wool.
I received a cover with snap closures, though both the diapers and covers come with your choice of snaps or velcro.
I think velcro on the diaper and snaps on the cover are the perfect combo, especially since my son has figured out how to open velcro!  Better For Babies said “we find it’s good to pair one closure with the other…snaps and aplix lining up exactly against one another can cause a funny fit.”  You can overlap the snaps for a smaller baby.
The cover has the same snap down rise size adjustment that I love.  It’s especially nice on a cover since you may need a slightly bigger cover to go over a diaper with a higher rise.
The first time I used the cover, I used it over my Licorice Lane Fitted.
It’s so nice to be able to adjust the rise on the fly, depending on the diaper you have on under it.
The cover didn’t really add any bulk.
So cute!!
I of course also used it over the Little Beetle Little-To-Big diaper as well.
The snaps are so easy to do.  With some others, the snaps can be really “sticky.” 
Better for Babies told me that the “snaps do have to be opened and closed gently (since the 100% organic Merino wool doesn’t have any synthetics), but it’s easy to do so.”  That makes me wonder if these are intentionally easier to undo, to avoid yanking on the wool. 
I do wish the rise snaps were just a tiny bit “stickier” though.  I sometimes inadvertently pop a rise snap on any diaper, usually when I am pulling the diaper to adjust it as I’m putting it on.  With the cover, I did it about 3 times in a row and really annoyed myself.  I’m sure it is just a learning curve with that.  I also popped one somehow with him on my hip.  That seems to be my only “complaint” though!
This was really trim over the super trim diaper!
I love that both the diaper and cover will fit babies from “Little-To-Big.”  They may be a bit of an investment, but they will last.  I also love that they are completely natural, with no synthetic materials at all and that they’re socially conscious as well.  See this diaper on my newborn.
Thank you so much to Better For Babies for sending them to me to review!  Of course, my love can’t be bought with diapers, so the freebies in no way affected my review! 
Check out Better For Babies and Better for Grownups.  I’d love to hear what products interest you, and what else you’d like to see me review.
Edit August 2010: Although fitteds aren’t really my favorite (I prefer pocket diapers) this is so, so trim, and soft and squishy, I can’t help but love it!
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