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Cloth Diaper Stash Update!!! 4/13/12

So, I’ve made a few changes to my stash, and I wanted to give an update!!!

Though I’ve avoided microfiber like the plague, I recently got some Kissaluvs Marvels OS Fitteds, which have a bamboo/poly inner, and a microfiber soaker sewn in.  The bamboo is super, super soft and I’ll be sure to give an update as to the fitted’s performance when I actually have a 10 lb baby to try them on!!!  Please be sure to check out my post comparing one size fitteds, which includes this lovely diaper!!!

***PLEASE ALSO BE SURE TO CHECK OUT MY CURRENT GIVEAWAY FOR THIS KISSALUVS MARVELS FITTED, ENDING 4/30/12***

I’ve also added a BUNCH of flip covers.  I went COVER CRAZY :).  I think I’ve criticized their overall look/fit before, but I think I can be more careful and make it look neat.  I know that putting a diaper on a moving target can be a bit more tricky than doing it, say, on a stuffed teddy bear!!!  Kudos to these Moms who were able to make their Flips neat and tidy!!!:

 

I got/will get so many because they’re so cheap!!! 🙂  It looks like they have regular seconds sales on their website, cottonbabies.com.  Go check it out!!!

So, without further ado, here’s the updated stash, as of TODAY, and what I plan to use to finish it out:

NEWBORN

24 Gently Used Bummis Organic Prefolds

9 Gently Used Kissaluvs Size 0

2 New Bummis Super Lite Covers – Purple (I plan to get about 4 more purple)

2 Gently Used Bummis Super Brite Covers – green & orange

SMALL

12 Gently Used GMD Yellow Edge Prefolds

36 New Bleached Chinese Prefolds

2 Gently Used Bummis Super Whisper Wraps – ladybug & city

1 New Bummis Super Lite – green

5 Gently Used Osocozy AIO – 2 white, 2 green, 1 blue

MEDIUM

5 New Swaddlebees Simplex 2.0 – 1 Dino, 1 Butterfly, 1 Swirls, 1 Bloom, 1 Monkey

1 Gently Used Bummis Super Lite – brown

23 Gently Used Premium Prefolds

ONE SIZE

9 Gently Used Itti Bitti Tuttos – 2 black, 1 navy, 1 royal, 1 jade, 1 fuchsia, 1 silver, 1 fleur, 1 retro (I plan to add 1 brown & 1 peppermint)

9 Flip covers – 2 white snap, 2 white aplix, 2 sweet aplix, 2 noodle aplix, 1 new albert snap (I plan to add 2 clementine, 2 rabbit, 1 blossom, 1 twilight)

2 New/Gently Used Grovia/Grobaby shells – wildflower (I plan to get more: 1 plane, 1 bicycle, 1 peacock)

2 New Kissaluvs Marvels Fitteds – 2 world (I plan to get 2 more in their owl print)

1 New Kawaii Goodnight Heavy Wetter – brown dotty

1 New Ebay diaper – owl minky

ACCESSORIES

1 New Planet Wise Wet/Dry bag – circuit

1 Gently Used Itti Bitti Luxury wet bag – fleur

10 New Planet Wise wipes – black/white (I plan to get lime/tangerine too)

10 Gently Used WAHM cotton doublers

2 Gently Used sets of sherpa doubler/preflat

Several Size 1 Snappis

(I plan to add several hemp inserts, CJ’s butter, Thirsties Diaper Lotion Potion, and some bigger wet bags, eventually)

I’ll do another post someday to give you all the totals, actual pictures of my stash, and a “final” stash (is there ever a true final stash, really?).

Hope you enjoy and please feel free to add comments below!!! 🙂

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Cloth Diaper Giveaway Kissaluvs Marvels One Size Fitted – CLOSED

CLOTH DIAPER GIVEAWAY, YEA!!!

So, I just bought a bunch of these because I’m so excited and because they’re so soft and cute!!!

I’m passing on the cuteness to you, and if all goes well, I’ll give another away next month!!!

Please note that this is a fitted, so it will require you to use a COVER in order to be a waterproof system!

The winner will receive one Kissaluvs Marvels OS Fitted in the Safari print:

You can go to Kelly’s Closet, and click on the lefthand side where it says “Spring Clearance Sale!” for more details on this diaper:

Yea for you!!!! 🙂  I hope you win!!!

I’m not really on facebook or twitter for the purpose of cloth diapering (yet), so…

HERE’S HOW YOU ENTER:

1) Use the button to the right to follow my blog via email.

2) Tell me in a comment below:

  • What is your favorite post from my blog (can be ANY, not just diaper related posts)?
  • Why do you deserve this fitted diaper?
  • Do you buy from Kelly’s Closet, and if so would you be willing to use and bookmark my link below?

No tweets required, just good ol’ fashioned honesty.  Seriously people, no made up BS here please!!!

FINE PRINT:

This giveaway is open to U.S. and Canada residents ONLY.

Only one entry per household please.

The giveaway will end on Monday, 4/30/2012 at 11:59 pm EST.  Any entries received after that will not be counted.

I will announce the winner here on Wednesday, 5/2/2012.

I will pick the winner according to their responses, and please remember there can be only one winner.

I will make my email public so you can contact me with your shipping details.  I will ship via the cheapest method possible, but I will try to provide tracking regardless.  Please let me know if you have any questions about this.

Thank you very much for finding me, and I hope that you win!!!

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Fanny Face Off #1: One Size Bamboo Fitteds

Today’s contenders are:

Blueberry Bamboo One Size Fitted vs. Kissaluvs Marvels One Size Fitted

                                             

Disclaimer: I don’t own, nor have I ever seen/touched either of these in person.  I also do not have a baby yet (we’re still TTC), so I don’t have personal use experience of any diaper, yet.

I do own both Kissaluvs Size 0 newborn fitteds, have seen a Blueberry cover, and own Swaddlebees Simplex 2.0’s, so I am familiar with the quality of workmanship of both brands.  However, I wanted to compare both of these fitteds, specifically, since they appear to be so similar.  Both have a cotton print outer, a bamboo blend inner, both come in snaps, both are a one size option, and both are super cute!!!

Without further ado, here’s the battle breakdown:

Round 1 – Outer

DRAW

This one is a tough call!  Both have fabulous 100% cotton prints that make me want to own one of each!  In fact I am calling it a DRAW, as I’m absolutely in love, love, love with both “Citron” from Blueberry and “World” from Kissaluvs.  I do like the cleaner look of the edges of the Blueberry, but with cotton prints, both are likely going to wear over time and the Kissaluvs seem almost designed for that factor, so it’s also a draw for edges.

Blueberry’s offerings:

Kissaluvs’ options:

World Dipsy - Dots Safari
World
Dipsy – Dots
Safari
Marvels Zoo Mocca Diaper Marvels Two Hoots
Zoo – Blue
Mocca – Swirl
Two – Hoots

Round 2 – Inner

BLUEBERRY

Blueberry: 70% bamboo viscose, 30% organic cotton

Kissaluvs: 82% bamboo, 18% recycled polyester

This was another close call, but I have given the honor of this category title to BLUEBERRY.  Though the poly content of the Kissaluvs may provide some additional durability, and props to them for including recycled poly, I am on a mission to provide my baby with the most natural, breathable options available, so that is why I chose Blueberry.

Round 3 – Absorption

DRAW (for now)

 This round is very assumptive, since I have never used/tested either of these diapers and their own descriptions can be confusing and/or difficult to compare.  I’d expect better than average absorption from both, since they are a fitted.  The cotton outers should factor in the same for both.  As for the inners:

  • Blueberry boasts “2 inner layers of bamboo french terry, and another 6 layers for your soaker pad, giving you a total of 9 layers of absorbency” and,
  • Kissaluvs contends “[t]hree body layers and a micro fiber soaker provides absorbency even for the heaviest wetters.”

I think I get the Blueberry description (we’re getting a total of 9 layers of bamboo/cotton), but the Kissaluvs is a bit confusing (it seems that there are three layers of bamboo/poly and then a sewn-in soaker, but how many layers does that have?).  I could assume that the microfiber would be more absorbant, but I don’t know how many layers there are and how those layers would stack up to 9 of the bamboo/cotton.  So, without using and testing both on an actual baby, I can’t choose one or the other.  I hope to update this one day, when I have a baby and own both fitteds!!!  (Yea for CD research, right?!!!)

Round 4 – Durability

KISSALUVS

I’ll make this round simple.  The Kissaluvs have some poly content, and have outer edges that appear like they would deal well with wear (both actual use and from the dryer).

Round 5 – Dry Time

BLUEBERRY

Again, this is assumptive, but I would assume the Blueberry would dry faster because they don’t have a sewn-in soaker.

Round 6 – Weight Range

KISSALUVS

Yea!  Another simple category!!!  I’ll just let the numbers speak for themselves:

Blueberry: 10-35 lbs

Kissaluvs: 10-40 lbs

Round 7 – Closure

KISSALUVS

This category will be judged on ease of use of closure.  One point to Kissaluvs for having only one row of snaps, instead of the Blueberry’s two.  One point to Kissaluvs for having crossover capabilities.  One point to Kissaluvs for needing no rise adjustment.  And finally one point to Blueberry for having no inward facing snaps (Kissaluvs do have inward facing snaps on the highest rise requirement).  So, the clear winner for this category is – Kissaluvs!

Round 8 – Sizing

KISSALUVS

 The clear favorite in this category as well is Kissaluvs.  They have provided their simple solution (that’s patent pending I believe) to sizing.  Instead of having the normal, gridded 3 or 4 step rise adjustment like the Blueberry has, the Kissaluvs have one row of alternating inner and outer facing snaps.  This allows you to fold down the rise as much as you want, for a completely CUSTOMIZABLE fit!!!  And since it’s a fitted, you don’t ever have to worry about wicking from the fold down, it’ll just have a cover over it anyway!!!  The alternating snaps were a negative for the closure category, but are a definite plus for this category!!!

Round 9 – Price

KISSALUVS

There can always be various sales and coupon codes applied to any diaper, depending on the website you use and even what day you are shopping.  I am using numbers from Kelly’s Closet, today.

Blueberry: $25.95

Kissaluvs: $20.25 (if you buy 2 or more, if not they’re $21.25)

Round 10 – Quality

BLUEBERRY

I do have to give a slight advantage to Blueberry for quality because they appear to have superior craftsmanship.  Sorry Kissas!

SCORECARD

Round 1 – Outer: Draw

Round 2 – Inner: Blueberry

Round 3 – Absorption: Draw

Round 4 – Durability: Kissaluvs

Round 5 – Dry Time: Blueberry

Round 6 – Weight Range: Kissaluvs

Round 7 – Closure: Kissaluvs

Round 8 – Sizing: Kissaluvs

Round 9 – Price: Kissaluvs

Round 10 – Quality: Blueberry

RESULT

3:5, Kissaluvs Marvels One Size Fitted wins the first Fanny Face Off!

I am slightly surprised at the result, as I had no favorites going into this venture, and the two looked similar and were constructed from similar materials.  Please share your thoughts, comments, experiences below!!! I’d love to have input from actual CD (cloth diaper) users!!!!

I would suggest that if you’re looking for natural fibers, go with Blueberry.  If you’re not too particular about poly, then I’d say go with Kissas!

(But why not be like many of us, and just buy them both!!!) 🙂

P.S. For you grammar sticklers out there, I Googled both “face off” and “face-off” and one I decided to use was the verb to face off.  The noun “face-off” is the actual thing that takes place in a sporting event (like in hockey where someone is trying to get the puck at the start of the game). Instead, I decided that grammatically, these two diapers are doing a face off together (like politicians in a debate).

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