Greenchild Creations Diaper Review & Giveaway

My first experience with fitted diapers was okay at best. This time around I LOVE them! I found a super cool Minnesota WAHM, named Anne, who is the owner and operator of Greenchild Creations and has a shop on Etsy where she makes and sells these fitted diapers and more!



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:
Daytime: 5
Night-time: 5
Quality: 5
User-friendliness: 5

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!

Find your own awesome duds, suds, and more at the Greenchild Creations Etsy Shop!  

WIN IT
By coming back on May 1st - 12th for my GINORMOUS Mother's Day giveaway!

Find Anne and Greenchild Creations on Facebook and "Like" them now! She is one of my sponsors for the Daily Mothering Mother's Day Giveaway Blog Hop event, so you'll be one entry closer by doing it now! Make sure you tell her THANKS, too, for the awesome addition to the giveaway! It runs from May 1st-12th and the winner of my giant prize package worth over $100 in cloth diapering goodies will be notified on Mother's Day! The GRAND PRIZE (hosted and posted on Daily Mothering [dot] com is over $1300!!)  Make sure to check out my giveaway Rafflecopter form to win!!!


**I received a complimentary item in return for this review. My words and opinions are my own. For more information, see the PR/Disclosure tab**

34 comments:

  1. I've been searching for a great fitted diaper and this one looks great, and with high scores too!! Thanks for the review!

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  2. I like fitted diapers for night time, and this seems even better with the ability to stuff with more absorbency.

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  3. What a nice, trim diaper! I love how it can be stuffed as well! Thanks for rating it for boingos and snappis for those of us who aren't as brave!

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  4. the fitted looks very nice and soft against babes skin

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  5. I love that this is a fitted with a pocket!

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  6. I have only had limited experience with fitted diapers. I recently bought an OsoCozy fitted to try. It's ok. I love the idea of the fitted and how easy it is to use. My only problem is that the fitted that I have doesn't fit well in the covers I have. I am on the hunt for more styles of fitteds to try. I think they are a great concept.

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  7. After 4 years of diapering, I just got my first fitted on a diaper swap and can't wait to try it as a night time diaper as I've heard many mamas swear by them.

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  8. I have not tried a fitted diaper, but hear it is a great nighttime solution! I have not used pins or snappis either!

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  9. This fitted sounds like it has everything! I'd love to try one, so I guess I'd better get over my fear of pins!

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  10. I actually like pin diapers, something about the fact that my kiddo cannot shimmy out of the diaper or take it off and get poo everywhere makes me a happy mom. Good review, sounds like a well designed diaper with a great fit!

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  11. We have only used fitted, never tried pins or snappis. WE have about 3 and I just got those. I am still figuring them out. So far I like that they keep my little one so try.
    beth.rees333 at gmail dot com

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  12. I have a Greenchild Creations fitted, I was too intimidated to try the pins though. I use a Snappi. Sometimes it is hard to stick into the flannel but it does work.

    Kristen Bobbitt

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  13. I have never used a fitted, flannel, or pins for a diaper. I do, however, use flannel for my wipes. They work great, I just have to make sure I get them wet enough before using them.

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  15. I only have one fitted diaper (RearZ), but I love it! It's my favorite night time diaper!

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  16. It's funny to read the remarks about the fear of "pinning", lol. I'm an old school gramma, I guess. I don't remember the pins being daunting at all because they were the norm.

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  17. I have never used pins, fitted or flannel yet because i havent started to cloth diaper yet! Have to wait till June to start :)

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  18. i have a green child fitted diaper as well and i love mine for a great night time diaper i double stuff it with one bamboo and the other is hemp and shes good for the night i even forgot a cover and no leaks i was ver impressed with it and i would recommend this diaper to anyone

    Bonnie R.

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  19. This looks like an awesome fitted!

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  20. Good for you with those pins! I think I'd personally go for the Snappi, haven't tried Boingos. I also agree that it's pretty awesome that it includes a pocket feature for custom stuffing.

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  21. I've heard fitteds are great for night time! I have never tried a flannel diaper either so I hope I win so I can try!

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  22. I really want to try a fitted diaper! They have been recommended to me, to use them at night time and nap time

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  23. You're brave! Fitted diapers, with PINS!!! eeek. I like the convenience of an AI2 or pocket...These are pretty cute though and I've been very interested in fleece soakers.

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  24. fitted diapers have been the only thing to work at nighttime for us! pockets simply do NOT work. we love love love fitteds

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  25. We use fitteds for night time and I love them! They work great for my heavy wetter!

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  26. I haven't tried fitteds yet, but want to. So far I've stuck with pockets (my first baby and first time CD-ing), but I've been feeling adventurous and would like to try some new types of diapers. Thanks for your review, and for drawing my attention to an awesome WAHM!

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  27. We use pocket diapers, and love them . . . but more than anything, I love seeing what else is out there and giving them a try. You don't know what will work for your family until you have a personal experience!

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  28. Loving fitted diapers these days... just wishing i had more of them! I think that this looks like a really great diaper... loving how you can add extra absorbancy to this one!

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  29. I haven't used fitted diapers before. I've only used onesize diapers with snaps. I'm interested in the other kinds and styles but my hubby is putting up a fuss because I always want more diapers lol

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  30. I like the elastic on the diaper.. It looks like it fits more snug.. just like you said.. but I am not too in favor of pins.. I prefer the snaps.. but the diaper is cute.. and if we win it.. I can get used to the pins. God bless you. Judith

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    1. You want to know more about the pins.. well.. I tried them with the old fashioned cloth diapers.. and it took me forever to figure out.. and by the time I got it on her, she peed.. Oh well..

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  31. kind of scary to use pins but it looks like an awsome diaper

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