Saturday, 26 January 2013

Giveaway and Blog Hop

I wanted to share with everyone that LeetleBaby is sponsoring a cloth diaper giveaway. The cloth diapers are made by Funky Fluff, in Toronto. If you love cloth diapers as much as I do, then I am sure you will be thrilled. I love LeetleBaby.  They are a great resource for getting into cloth diapers.
Some key facts about Funky Fluff- They are Canadian! You can use them as AIO or AI2 or as a pocket diaper.  Also, you can change the sizes. Plus, they come in great colours and designs.
 Check out Funky Fluff at You can also visit them on Facebook or Twitter.

Friday, 11 January 2013

Rearz Cloth Diapers and a giveaway!

My favourite overnight cloth diaper is by far, rearz. Not only are they adorable but the last through the night when used properly with a cover. For $50 you can get 4 diapers and1 diaper cover. They are easy to wash and dry~ Also, you can use a bamboo or cloth insert, which makes cleaning even easier.

I brought the large size because my son is so long. At the time, they were a little large. However, they are a perfect fit now. The downside is that they use velco instead of snaps. However, after many washes the velcro works well.
I love that Rearz is a Canadian company with ethically sourced materials.I do try to buy Canadian when possible. Also, it is important to me that companies have a positive social justice. Rearz like many other cloth diaper companies have a great social responsibility policy. Also, they are not one of the those companies that are 'all talk and no action'.

There are many great cloth diaper choices out there from WAHM to big companies or making your own. Whether you cloth diuper full or part time is a personal decision as well.  Making mistakes is oart of the parenting journey and trying out different cloth diapers is one of the fun ways. (In my opinion anyway).

 The first thing i have to say is that my 9month old son and 7month old puppy love woolzies dyer balls. lol. I tried to place the dyer balls up high but my son reached them anyway. I put the package on the kitchen table and I find my son and puppy sharing a dyer ball. At least, my son is showing his sharing skills. Also, I know these are perfectly safe for babies, unlike fabric softener. They are no harsh chemicals and the wool is hypo allergic. I prefer using this kind of product around my baby and animals whenever possible.

So I tried out the woolzies dryer balls on some different clothing items and cloth diapers. I must say, I am very impressed. They dry clothes faster! And my cloth diapers are softer than ever! Also, woolzies make great play toys for puppies lol :) Here is a picture of my extra fluffy cloth diapers.
Fluffiness and softness :)

Yahoo! Woolzies have arrived and quickly too!

I cannot wait to dry out these dyer balls on more household items like towels.

To conclude
-they save your triple bottom line- time, money and energy! They are good for the environment and reduce energy costs.  I love that product is cloth diaper safe. (Just make sure your cloth diapers are dyer safe).
 Here is a great product video to describe woolzies and how to use them.

I am really excited to announce a giveaway for these dyer balls, a perfect opportunity to try out these wonderful items! Also, if you would prefer to visit the website to purchase your own feel free to do so!

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Saturday, 5 January 2013

woolzies dryer balls

I am so excited to start off 2013 with this- my Woolzies dyer balls have arrived! I can't wait to use them and review them.Did you read my previous post? They are awesome, hyperallergic and made with 100 % organic New Zealand wool.

I figured i would mention why I choose to cloth diaper part time.  They are so cute and effective when used properly. It is not more work than regular diapers since you have to wash laundry anyway. When you first think about cloth diapers a number of questions come up.  These were some of mine. Are they expensive? Is it better (really) for the environment? Is it more trouble than it is worth?

-          In terms of washing- you have to wash baby clothes anyway, so why not wash them together? M0-AGost can use the same laundry detergent- just follow the directions because it will state what kind of detergent you can use
-          - also most washers are high efficient
-          The smell- not at all- wash immediately or keep in diaper genie (baking soda)
-          You have to change baby’s diapers anyway
-          It really is not different or  time consuming
-          Keep inserts inside diaper cover, so you have only one thing to put on
The other reasons I use cloth diapers is because of the environmental/ health impacts. 
 - a positve impact on the environment- reduces waste and plastic
-my child is exposed to fewer chemicals
-if you use secondhand diapers- you are recycling and redirecting cloth diapers from the landfill.

I have used Rearz and bummis diaper flats
Depending on your budget, second hand diapers may be helpful.
Here are some of the diaper covers and flats

I received a diaper box full of flats, covers and liners. The only downside was that my son outgrew them quickly. In fact only one of the diaper covers still fit him from the box. On the positive side, i can use them on our next child. The Velcro still sticks. Also, my boyfriend is good at folding flats. It is not my strong suit and i need more practice. I am not very dextrous. However, the diaper covers are just adorable! I also purchased a larger sized flat for my larger sized boy.. I paid $`15 for a flat, $4 for a snappy and $10 for a cover. I also paid $20 for a diaper pail and brought some natural orange scent reducers. Of course, you can purchase cheaper diaper pails  or may even find one for free. I also have a swim diaper that I cannot wait to try out!

In my next post, I will talk about my experience with Rearz cloth diapers.
Any other questions? Comment below!