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Econobum Giveaway (CLOSED 8/13)


I received an econobum free with a coupon code last year, and I didn’t really give it a fair shake.  I wasn’t terribly impressed, I was happy with my pocket diapers, and I figured I might as well sell it before I fully prepped it and used it a bunch.
The econobum consists of a really nice, quality prefold and a cover.
Like the flip, it is “one size” via a snap down rise, and has snap closures.  It’s like an economy version of the flip.  Thinner and doesn’t have the flaps to tuck the insert under.
It’s definitely pretty basic.  It comes in white only and its pretty thin.
It’s not called the “luxurobum,” it’s called the econobum, and for good reason.  The cover and prefold are just $9.95. 
The prefold that’s included is very nice, and you could really supplement the system with some cheaper prefolds to really stretch the budget.
For myself, I figured as long as I was spending less on cloth than I would be on disposables, I was doing all right.

As I’ve said before, I built my stash gradually, washing twice a day for a while, but something like the econobum would get you in cloth in no time flat!

So, I got sucked in by my favorite 4 letter f-word (free!) and bought something I could have paid less for, just to use a “spend $xx get a free one-size diaper” coupon.  I had read comments of what others had received and I was hopeful that I’d get something new.  Doncha know I ended up with another econobum.

So, I thought I’d give it to one of my readers, and I’m making this quick and easy (insert off color joke here.)

If you win, you will get the brand new, in it’s package, econobum pictured here.

Here’s how to enter:

Comment on this post.  That’s it.  Told you it would be quick and easy.  Say anything you like, but I’d really love some feedback.  Things you’d like me to review or give away, what you think of my usual giveaway entry methods and so forth.  Please do make sure to leave your email address in your comment if it isn’t visible in your profile.

I’ll accept entries until Friday, August 13th, 2010 (oohh Friday the 13th!) at 9 P.M., Eastern.  I’ll draw a winner using’s true random number generator and notify him/her by email.  S/he will have 48 hours to respond before the prize is forfeited and other winner chosen.

This is open to the U.S. only.  Sorry Canadians, I don’t really understand the rules up North, and I don’t look good in orange.  ‘Cause, you know…they put people in orange jumpsuits when they throw ’em in the pokey.  Bah-dum-ching.  I’m here all night folks.

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Using prefolds with a snappi and cover

This is an awesome (and short) video tutorial on how to use a prefold with a snappi and cover!

If you’re looking for a snappi, Abby’s Lane has them for $3.95 ($4.55 for toddler size).  This is a dollar or so more than some other places, but the shipping is free.  I’m not a fan of paying $6 shipping for a $3 item!

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>I got this free with an order by using a coupon code.  Not a fan.

It consists of a nice prefold.  I mean a really nice prefold.  Not even in the same neighborhood (or country for that matter) as those Gerber diapers people use as burp cloths.  Really. 

and an extremely thin, cheap, one size cover.  It comes in white only.

The prefold is unbleached cotton, so it had to be “prepped” by washing 3-5 times, which I did.  Supposedly, you are able to trifold the prefold, and place it inside, rather than pinning or using a snappi, so that’s what I did.

Leaked instantly! (Probably not fully prepped)   I suppose I should give it another chance, but I really don’t care to.  I believe the intention is to re-use the cover, only changing the prefold (unless the cover gets really dirty).

At under $10 retail for a set of 1 cover and 1 prefold, this would be a very economical method of diapering, especially if you were to buy just a few, and fill in with plain old (decent) prefolds.

However, I feel that you’d be much better served to buy a few BG 3.0s (approximately 2x the cost of an econobum set), adding to your stash as you could (this is pretty much what I did).

I definitely do not see an econobum lasting through more than one child (I’d be surprised if it lasted more than a few months) nor would I expect it to have any resale value.

I’d definitely put this is the “penny wise, pound foolish” category.

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