> 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?”
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.
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 http://bit.ly/9txdUZ 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 Random.org’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.