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Monster Fluff Embroidered Fleece Soaker/Diaper Cover Review and Giveaway Open to the U.S. and Canada (CLOSED 11/6)


monster fluff soaker

Long ago and far away, I asked (on Facebook) what you guys would like to see me review, and Monster Fluff was mentioned!  I had found Monster Fluff myself on Hyenacart quite a while ago when searching for monster stuff, but I hadn’t pulled the trigger on a purchase yet! So, I was excited to get to do this review!

my son and the cover

I love monsters but honest to goodness, it’s not just me!  My son grabbed it from me when I opened it, just like he did with my (err…his) ooga diaper!

monster fluff fleece soaker embroiderymonster fluff side

fleece diaper cover front

I received the Archie monster, embroidered on a size medium soaker.  The embroidered soakers retail for $22, and while the size chart doesn’t give weight estimates, the medium fit my 18.5 lb guy just fine. 

inside diaper cover

The soakers are made with 100% polyester anti-pill fleece and each monster averages 14,000 stitches.  The soakers have an additional layer sewn into the wet zone, which also covers the embroidery backing.

Monster Fluff products are made by mom & daughter team Debbie and Amber.  Don’t let the name fool you, they don’t just have monsters.  They have tons of embroidery options available on soakers, shorties, longies and matching sets.

neat and even seamsadditional layer in wet zone

The craftsmanship of the soaker is really amazing.  I turned it inside out and inspected it, and the fleece is cut neatly and sewn impeccably.

close up of seams

The embroidery is clearly done by an embroidery machine, rather than by hand (Can you imagine?  Yikes.  Hand cramp!)  Even so, it takes skill!

close up of embroidery very close up shot of embroidery

The monster was centered and straight on the soaker, and there were no loose threads!

trim little beetle fitted

First, I tried the soaker on over the trimmest fitted I have, the Little Beetle Little to Big Diaper.

monster fluff over little beetle diaper mf soaker over lb diaper side

My son is about 18.5 lbs here and the diaper is on the largest setting.

fleece cover over little beetle diaper back monster fluff over little beetle standing rear

I didn’t have trouble getting the soaker over the diaper, and it fit very well.  The first time I changed his diaper when I was using the soaker, the fitted was wet on the outside, but the soaker seemed clean.  Gross maybe, but I sniffed it and used it again!  If I were exclusively using fitteds, I would perhaps use 2 soakers per day and air them out between uses, of course washing them if they got smelly or soiled.  Otherwise, I’d just wash them at the end of the day!

fleece cover over trim diaper standing front

Next, I decided to try the soaker over one of my fluffiest, most absorbent fitteds, my Heartland Dreams Fitted.

fluffy heartland dreams fitted

It wasn’t difficult to get the soaker over the diaper, but I did have to work it a little, it didn’t just slide right on.  Fleece isn’t as stretchy as wool, but it fit really well over both a very trim fitted, and a fluffy one!

monster fluff soaker over heartland dreams fittedmonster fluff soaker over heartland dreams fitted rear side

The suggested care for Monster Fluff fleece is:  Turn inside out, machine wash warm, delicate cycle. Tumble dry low.  They suggest washing their fleece items with your regular laundry.  Oops.  I saw this after I washed, used and washed it again!  I didn’t turn it inside out and I washed it on the regular cycle with my diapers, so cold, then hot.  I hung it to dry with my shells/covers.  I’ll be more careful in the future!

fleece cover over fluffy fitted side fleece cover over thick diaper rear

I think the Monster Fluff soaker is awesome.  Not only is it a well made, very functional soaker, but it’s adorable too!  I’d love to have a custom with longies and a matching shirt!

Giveaway:  Monster Fluff is offering one reader a soaker in his/her choice of size, gender and monster! 

Here’s how to enter: All entries go in the form below.  I’d love for you to leave a comment (great way to remember you entered!) but comments don’t count as entries.  Mandatory entries include name, email address and your favorite Monster Fluff item.  You may receive a bonus entry if you are a new or current “liker” of Monster Fluff Studio on Facebook.  Post will be updated regularly with the # of entries received.

I will accept entries until Saturday, November 6th, 2010 at 9 P.M. Eastern.  I will select a winner using random.org’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 residents of the U.S. and Canada. Monster Fluff Studio also offers free shipping to Canadians!

Entries as of November 6th, 2010 at Giveaway close: 205


FTC Compliance: Monster Fluff sent me the pictured soaker at no charge, for review purposes.  I was not requested or required to write a positive review, I was not otherwise compensated for this post, and all opinions are my own.

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Radio Flyer wood “classic walker wagon” for the Birthday boy!


We knew we wanted to get my son something “bigger” for his first birthday, especially since we only spent $20 for his first Christmas (in my defense, he was only 6 months old, didn’t care, and got tons from other people!) and didn’t do Easter stuff for him.  I settled on a walking toy.

I looked around and most of the plastic ones were in the $40 and under range.  I didn’t really want plastic though, so I looked (online) at the EverEarth Activity Walker and the Parents Around the Block Wagon.  They both seemed OK, but still a little expensive for something that would be outgrown so quickly. 
Then I found the Radio Flyer Classic Walker Wagon.  It was more than double the cost of the plastic walking toys, and more expensive than the other wooden ones as well.

I got a decent deal on it, free shipping and went through a cash back site.  The site where I purchased it is also one that offers discounts to new customers, and referral credits as well.  It was very expensive, but we didn’t do a party, I made the cake and this wagon will be played with long after cake and party favors are forgotten!
It was a breeze to put together, I sat on the laundry room floor and did it myself while I was waiting for a load of diapers to finish.
My Grandparents were visiting around my son’s birthday, and my Grandpa was surprised that the wagon is all wood (aside from the wheels & handle of course!) 
It has a nice little “bumper” to protect your walls and doorways, and the stake sides easily come off so little ones can climb in and out, or put things in and take them out.
For me?  I can’t believe it!!  Note the adorable shirt!  It was custom made for me by Nikki’s Little House.  It is beautifully embroidered on a high quality shirt (not paper thin like some.)  It was very reasonably priced too!  I love that we have a unique Birthday shirt instead of the same one everyone else picked up at Gap.
He loves it!  My son is lazy not walking yet, so thus far, he’s only riding in it, putting things in it, standing hanging onto it, or pushing it without moving his legs (and being caught by yours truly before the inevitable face-plant.)  It has little plastic “clickers” that slow it down a little bit, to help him when he’s ready to start pulling up all by himself.
In closing, just for cutes:
Let them me eat cake!
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