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July 30, 2015

Summer of Fluff – AppleCheeks Swim Diaper Review + Giveaway

I was gifted this diaper in exchange for my honest review.  All opinions are my own.  This post contains affiliate links, which means I might make a small commission from your purchase, but it will not affect your price.

UPDATE: Congratulations Allyson!

The Summer of Fluff continues! 

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 This time with an AppleCheeks swim diaper in Beth of Fresh Air (lavender)…

The Summer of Fluff continues!

But before we talk about how great this diaper is, lets review some basics:

1) You do NOT have to be a regular cloth diaperer to use cloth swim diapers.  From a financial perspective, they just make sense.

2) Cloth swim diapers are different than regular swim diapers, in that absorbancy is not important.  The point, simply put, is to keep the poop in.

Now on to these beauties:

 AppleCheeks cloth diapers are designed and manufactured in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  They like to say they “didn’t invent cloth diapering, they simply perfected it!” AppleCheeks swim diapers are made with two layers of a very soft polyster material that allow free flow of water (so they don’t get saggy and waterlogged like disposable diapers do).  This makes for a comfortable and lightweight diaper, that has the feel of a swimsuit bottom.

AppleCheeks Swim Diaper thebestofbaby.com 

When I first  started trying to squeeze it over my marshmallow girl’s chunky legs, I thought it was going to be too small, but it ended up being a perfect fit.  Tight enough to keep the poopoos in, but not so small that she starts sporting a plumber’s crack.

AppleCheeks Swim Diaper Review and Giveaway thebestofbaby.com

My favorite part of the swim diaper is the set of adjustable snaps at the waist and thigh, which allows me to customize the fit (because a perfectly fit is SO important in cloth swim diapers).  It makes so much sense to have these snaps on there, seeing as how my 19 lb chunker fits a diaper very differently than my friend’s 19 lb string bean, even though they would both fit the same sizing requirement.

Apple Cheeks

The diaper had a nice snug fit and was very trim under a swimsuit (I’m continuously amazed at how lightweight swim diapers are compared to my regular cloth stash!) Overall, I literally can’t find a single bad thing to say about the AppleCheeks swim diaper. We’ve used it a ton this summer and have had nothing, but a good experience with it!

You can purchase one online HERE

Want to win one?

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AppleCheeks Swim Diaper

July 13, 2015

A Summer of Fluff – Babbling Baby Designs Swim Diaper Review + Giveaway

UPDATE: Congratulations Kristina R. on winning the Babbling Baby Designs diaper!

I was gifted this diaper in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own.

The Summer of Fluff continues! 

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Boy stuff is pretty cute…but girl stuff?  Oh my.  Girl stuff is downright adorable.  Like this diaper. *swoon* I love being a boy mom and a girl mom.  Looks aren’t everything though, y’all…this diaper is not only beautiful, it also rocks!

Babbling Baby Designs Swim Diaper Review and Giveaway thebestofbaby.com

Ok, but before we talk about how great this diaper from Babbling Baby Designs, let’s quickly review our cloth swim diaper basics:

  1.  You do NOT have to be a regular cloth diaperer to use cloth swim diapers.  Financially, they make sense for everyone!
  2.  Cloth swim diapers are different than regular swim diapers, in that absorbancy is not important.  The point, simply put, is to keep the poop in.

Now on to the star of the show…

Babbling Baby Designs reusable swim diaper review and giveaway thebestofbaby.com

Babbling Baby Designs diapers are conscientiously and thoughtfully crafted by Katherine, a stay-at-home mama of two boys.  With an inclination towards things that are homemade and natural, Katherine works hard to avoid exposing her children to chemicals and other potentially harmful ingredients or materials.  This is reflected in her own shop, as everything she sells in Babbling Baby Designs, she also uses for her own children.

 

Babbling Baby Designs reusable swim diaper review and giveaway thebestofbaby.com

Now let’s talk about how great this diaper is.

  1.  Major points for cuteness, right?  And she sells a number of adorable designs for your little bubby’s tush. Check them out here.
  2.  They feature elastic both around the legs, and the back of the waist — the two most important areas to keep the poops out of the water.
  3.  They work!  Because why would you sell one that doesn’t…right?
  4.  This…this might be my favorite feature.  They are ONE SIZE.  That means they come with a billion buttons to let you customize the fit as your baby grows both vertically and horizontally. 

The “ONE SIZE” feature combined with the low price makes them among the most economical swim diapers I have come across! (I would use the word cheap, but that devalues the construction…these are NOT cheaply made diapers!)

Babbling Baby Designs reusable swim diaper review and giveaway thebestofbaby.com

Babbling Baby Designs is generously offering Best of Baby readers the chance to win a swim diaper of their choice.  Happy clicking!

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Babbling Baby Designs Reusable Swim Diaper (US only)

July 6, 2015

A Summer of Fluff – Nunny’s Reusable Swim Diaper Review + Giveaway

I was gifted this diaper in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own.

UPDATE: Congratulations Helen, winner of the Nunny’s Swim Diaper!

The Summer of Fluff continues! 

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 This time with a diaper so cute I wish they made a matching swimsuit in my size (SWIMSUIT guys, did you think I was going to say diaper?)

Nunnys Swim Diaper review and giveaway thebestofbaby.com

But before we talk about how great this diaper from Nunny’s is, let’s review some cloth swim diaper basics:

1) You do NOT have to be a regular cloth diaperer to use cloth swim diapers.  From a financial perspective, they just make sense…for just about the price of a pack of disposable swim diapers (that don’t work as well anyway…I’ve had one explode on me — yucko), you can buy a pretty, reusable swim diaper that has way less chemicals in it.

2) Cloth swim diapers are different than regular swim diapers, in that absorbancy is not important.  The point, simply put, is to keep the poop in.

Anyway…how golly darn adorable are these swim diapers from Nunny’s?

Nunnys Swim Diaper review and giveaway thebestofbaby.com

Nunny’s cloth swim diapers are carefully and beautifully made by Lauren.  Lauren writes:

I am a wife and mother, blessed with three beautiful little ones. Design and creative art have always been a part of my life. I am passionate about creating quality handmade products and truly strive to exceed expectations.

Nunnys 2

There are so many things I love about this diaper:

  1.  They’re adorable, obviously.  All of our regular cloth diapers are solid colored, so it’s a nice change in pace to have a fun pattern!  And she has sooo many neat designs.  Check them out here.
  2.  They fit really well.  Snug around the legs and waist, with adjustable snaps for a customized fit.
  3.  They’re made out of PUL a lightweight and breathable waterproof material and the inside is lined with an athletic fabric…no chafing or irritation!
  4.  They work!  Yep, that’s the most important thing.  Check!

And if you think they only come in girly prints…nope.  Lots of options to choose from girly flowers, to boyish stripes and cool solid colored ones like this lovely blue diaper.

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And they’re quite affordable.  Folks…ditch the disposables and get yourself a reusable swim diaper.  Don’t throw your money out with the diaper!

Nunny's Swim Diaper Review and Giveaway thebestofbaby.com

Nunny’s is generously offering a 15% discount using the code SWIMDIAPER15 towards any swim diaper purchased from the Nunny’s Etsy shopOh, and a giveaway, of course 🙂  (that is, if you want to risk not winning…me?  I’d just take advantage of that discount!)

Reusable Swim Diaper giveaway thebestofbaby.com

Happy clicking!

Nunny’s Reusable Swim Diaper

June 29, 2015

A Summer of Fluff – BabyKicks Swim Diaper Review + Giveaway

I was given this diaper in exchange for my honest review.  All opinions are my own.

Time to kick of the Summer of Fluff!  (And if you want to know what I mean by that, check out this post)

Cloth Swim Diapers thebestofbaby.com

 

First up is this adorable little swim diaper by Babykicks. Since 2000, Babykicks has been making comfortable, high quality, and affordable diapers out of natural and organic materials.  Their swim diapers come in a cute unisex print called “Anchors Away” and look adorbs on pinchable little baby legs!

   Babykicks swim diaper thebestofbaby.com

Now, I’m new to swim diapers, so it took me a little while to get used to how different they are from regular cloth diapers.  Regular cloth diapers are all about absorbency, whereas a cloth swim diaper’s primary purpose is to keep the poop out of the pool! When I first got my Babykicks diaper, my initial thought was that they’d forgotten to send me the insert! Until I remembered that I wasn’t dealing with regular fluff…

When buying cloth swim diapers, fit is extremely important since it needs to be able to keep “everything” in (nobody wants to be THAT mom of THAT kid that made every other kid have to take a “break” from water time).

The  Babykicks swim diaper sizing is as follows:

Small:     11-18lbs
Medium: 16-21lbs
Large:    21-35lbs
XLarge:  35-48lbs

My daughter was 17 lbs when we got the diaper, so we ended up going with a small because of how important a secure fit is. The diaper fit great around my daughter’s chubby legs, so I had no worries about anything escaping from that end.  The top, however, had me kind of concerned.  It fit securely, but was a little short and caused a bit of a “plumber’s crack” if I didn’t pull it up really intentionally (which I did in the pic below).  I think we should have gone with a Medium, because I think it’s safe to say that girlfriend is a hefty 17 lbs. 

Babykicks swim diaper thebestofbaby.com

All in all though, we loved the diaper. 

  • It kept poop out of the water.
  • It was super easy to put on.
  • It had a good fit around the legs and tummy (and probably wouldn’t have had a plumbers crack in a medium)
  • It wasn’t too bulky under her swimsuit. 
  • It’s only $13.95…one of the most affordable I’ve seen! You can purchase one here.

Babykicks is generously offering Best of Baby readers the chance to win one swim diaper…enter below!

Babykicks swim diaper thebestofbaby.com

 Open to legal residents of the US only.  Must be 18 years or older to enter. 

BabyKicks Swim Diaper Giveaway (US only)