Anne was kind enough to agree to a review and *a flannel diaper giveaway- your choice pattern* for one lucky reader!! The giveaway is part of my Mother's Day Giveaway Hop, so please come and show some love to win some fluff, May 1st-12th. The pattern that I chose is "Up North" because, well, we're outdoorsy people! I also went for pins.
How It All Shakes Out:
When All Is Said And Done: 5
User-Friendliness: Yep, my first attempt at diaper pins. I think it was an epic SUCCESS! I got the diaper on, no blood was spilled by me or Little Bug, and the diaper looks as it should, and is still on....all good things! I was always super intimidated by diaper pins, but they really aren't scary. The only thing is, I did have to bribe curious fingers with a See 'n' Say so that I didn't have him fidgeting while I had the pins open. Even after a few weeks of use, we still have no puncture wounds! (You all know how squirmy and sometimes uncooperative 13 month-old babes can be during diaper changes, right!?) Now that he has figured out snaps, the pins are really appealing to me--he definitely cannot figure them out!
Daytime/Night-time Use: I LOVE the design of this diaper! It is a fitted but also has a pocket, so you can stuff it for added absorbency! We have been using it at night with a bamboo insert and a wool cover. We have been largely unsuccessful in finding a night-time system, and so far, this is what we like to go with! So, this diaper gets washed OFTEN! Since it is our go-to diaper, I gave it a 5, but with the caveat that it IS paired with an insert and a wool cover to achieve night-time awesomeness! (Pictures used in this review did not include a cover of any kind, which IS needed, or at least recommended for ease of viewing the product! The entire system is pictured further down.)
Here is the inside of the diaper and the opening for the 'pocket' part of the diaper. Plenty of room for stuffing one or two inserts for super-absorbency. The elastic is super stretchy, allowing for a snug fit on big guys, but shrinking down pretty small for the more petite kiddos too! It also dries really fast, making it a green choice too!
Here is a close-up of the pattern detail and a shot of the super cool tags this mama uses. I loved this diaper because it didn't leave any red marks on my boy, but still fit really well. (Like I said, squirmy! All of my photos were turning out blurry, so I had to hold a chubby little leg in place to snap a quick photo!)
I needed a little practice with the pins to get the leg elastic area to get tight for me, but even the first attempt which was pretty sketchy, ended up pretty bulletproof for leaks because of the design & quality of the leg gusset area. You don't have to be good at using pins to use this diaper! And, I must add, you don't HAVE to go for pins---it was just a fun way to challenge myself and it was something I felt as a cloth advocate that I should experience. Snappis and Boingos work with this diaper, and snaps are an option if you ask!
Quality: I felt like this material will hold up for a really long time. There is no PUL to worry about delamination. There are no snaps to become faulty. The only thing that might happen is my kiddo will grow out of it or the elastic will loosen because of so much use! To me, it's a great quality diaper. Greenchild Creations is another business taking it to the next level to ensure each customer gets a great one-on-one experience--she goes the extra mile for customer service and appreciation! As an added bonus that I noticed RIGHT away, in my fluffy mail package, was also a small bar of handmade yummy smelling citrus soap! :) Those little extras like a pretty bow, the soap, the handwritten notes, etc. make a business really stand out to me! If they care enough to put the extra effort, then they care about providing you a quality product!
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