Saturday, December 29, 2012

Lalabye Baby OS Pocket Diaper - Review

Lalabye Baby Review
Outside of the diaper!
I have to say the absolute best email I can ever receive, as a blogger, is when an awesome CD store, manufacture or WAHM contacts me to review one of their awesome diapers!!!  When I check my email and see something for a new potential sponsor it makes me super excited!!  Just the thought of something new and different makes me want to squeal :)  and that is exactly what I did when I received an email from Melissa at Lalabye Baby!!!

Lalabye Baby is an awesome Cloth Diaper, family run, company based out of Southern Florida!  They have only been officially in business since late summer/early fall but have put a wonderful OS diaper on the market.  You can find them on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest to keep up with all the new happenings!!! 

About the Diaper (from Lalabye Baby)

Lalabye Baby Review
Inside of the diaper with PUL belly band
Lalabye Baby is a modern cloth diaper dreamed up by a mom with a vision!  Desiring to combine a love for cloth diapers and a passion for design, Lalabye Baby was created to provide a high quality, safe, eco-friendly diaper at an affordable price.  Along with our diapers, we hope to bring an awareness to the alarming amount of waste being produced by disposable diapers.  We look forward to all that God has planned for Lalabye Baby and appreciate your input and feedback!

Our diapers are one size pocket diaper designed to be used from newborn through potty training!  Using 100%Natural Bamboo Fibers and PUL (waterproof fabric) Lalabye baby’s diapers' are among the best.  Our diapers are designed in the USA and manufactured overseas.  Utilizing our global resources we custom create and design our diapers with your baby and ours in mind.

Lalabye Baby Review
large insert and small insert
  • Waterproof Exterior - PUL (polyurethane laminate).  This laminate-backed diaper fabric was originally developed for the medical community, but it's softness, flexibility and water-proof qualities make it perfect for cloth diapering.
  • Suede Cloth interior - Suedecloth wicks moisture away from baby, resists staining, and does not hold poo. In addition, suedecloth does not pill and stays new-looking.
  • Four layer bamboo inserts - Each diaper comes a newborn size insert and regular size insert.  Bamboo is one of the newest fabrics in the cloth diapering world. Bamboo is very absorbent, naturally anti-bacterial, and won't hold odors. It has a very silky and luxurious feel and stays soft wash after wash. Bamboo is also very environmentally friendly!
Lalabye Baby Review
Where the inserts snap together
  • PUL (waterproof) belly band - Having the PUL on the inside belly band helps prevent those leaks onto to clothes or crib.  This is especially true for those little tummy sleepers!  This also a front pocket making it easy for the inserts to agitate out in the washer.  No more unstuffing dirty diapers!
  • There's a snap on the inside to snap the inserts.  This prevents shifting of the inserts if you put it inside and also allows you to use the diaper as an AI2.  Just lay the insert on top of the diaper since bamboo can be next to baby's skin unlike microfiber.
  • Rainbow color belly snaps - no more trying to figure out the fit on baby.  Now you can tell your sitter, grandma or significant other how to use the diaper and make sure it's on right!
  • Back pocket & care label - Our diaper features a front and back pocket to help with the stuffing and unstuffing of the diapers.  The care label gives clear directions on how to wash the diaper.
Lalabye Baby Review
Color coded snaps!!!!  1 of my favorite things about the dipe!

My Thoughts

Lalabye Baby Review
PUL Belly panel and front pocket opening
Ease:  The only diaper that could be easier than a pocket would be an AIO :)  But if you are going to use a 2 piece diaper, a pocket is the easiest you will find!!  I personally like to use both inserts when I use this diaper.  I will usually use it for when we are going out somewhere and I want the diaper to last.  So I snap both inserts together, snap them to the diaper, stuff the inserts in the pocket and snap on baby :)  Super simple! 

Lalabye Baby Review
Even has a hip snap :)
Price:  At only $14.95 you can't beat the price!!!  That is a wonderful price for a OS pocket diaper with 2 BAMBOO inserts!!!  This is definitely on the low end of the price range for all the features this diaper has.

When and Why I use it:  I use this diaper when I know it is going to be at least 2 1/2 + hours until the next time I am going to be able to change Baby K.  With the 2 Bamboo inserts this diaper can really hold!  It is great for long car rides or when you are going to be walking around for a while with Baby on your back :)  I personally have been using this diaper for over a month and have never had a leak with it!

Lalabye Baby OS Pocket Diaper Review
Baby K from the front (the hair is from a Chewbacca doll)
Recommend:  I would definitely recommend having at least one of these diapers in your stash.  If for nothing else then nap time or long car rides.  The Bamboo inserts make it super trim compared to microfiber inserts and the colors available are adorable!!  And at this price point how can you say no :)  Plus if you keep an eye on Lalabye Baby's Facebook page they have had some awesome deals come up :)   

Lalabye Baby OS Pocket Diaper Review
Tush shot!
Overall:  I am extremely happy that I received that email one evening from Melissa to try this diaper out!  I have loved having it in my stash!  It has been a great addition and has become one of my favorite pocket diapers that I own (I have at least 6+ different brands).  I am always sad when it goes into the wet bag because then I have to wait until wash day to use it again!!  Baby K loves the bright pink of the diaper and is usually a top pick for her (when she is allowed to choose her dipe)!!!

All opinions are my own and not influenced in any way. This diaper was provided by Lalabye Baby for review. No additional compensation was accepted for this review.  

Friday, December 14, 2012

Blue Disco Dot Givaway from Irresistibly Green!!!

wet bag cloth diaper giveaway

As 2012 comes to a close it is time to get your groove on with the last giveaway of the year from Irresistibly Green!

Celebrate the coming new year with a blue dot disco package that includes a Wahmies Deluxe one size pocket diaper and two matching wet bags.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Diaper Junction's Birthday Giveaway - Enter to WIN a Beco Butterfly 2 Carrier!!!

Did you know that Diaper Junction's turning 10!?  They're celebrating their Birthday with a Giveaway for you and I'm co-hosting!

Diaper Junction is a Virginia Beach based retailer who carries everything from modern cloth diapers to baby carriers, eco-friendly toys to breastpumps, baby gear and much more!  You can shop locally or online via their web store.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Whispering Owlets On-The-Go Table Mat - Review

Whispering Owlet Review
On-The-Go Mat on the table :)
If you are like my family and have ate at a Chick Fil A more than once then you know of the throw away table mats that the kids get.  If not you probably still know what I mean :)  When little ones are small you usually just put their food on the table because you know that is where it is going to end up anyways!  But think about how much trash that is making everyday.  If you are a family of 2 and use the throw away ones 3 times a week then you are throwing away 6 more thing than you need too.  And think about how much traffic can go through a Chick Fil A in just 1 day.  I bet it adds up really quick!!!

Whispering Owlet Review
Cute Tags

So what can we do about it?  Just not use them?  Put Baby's food on the maybe clean table?  Have you ever thought about a reusable table mat for your little one instead of a throw away one?  I never had one when a was little but we also didn't eat out as much with her as we do now :)  Anymore sometimes it is much easier to just go and grab lunch or dinner and sometimes A asks if I can take her to breakfast and lunch.  I wish we didn't eat out as much as we do but sometimes it just works!

Baby K is just starting to use plates at home but when we are out I don't want her to throw a breakable plate on the ground so I usually just throw her food on the table (after I wipe it down myself).  But still who wants their kid eating straight of the table?  So I was super excited when I received the On-The-Go Table Mat from Whispering Owlets Boutique.  Now I have a cute and creative way to feed Baby K without just putting her food on the table or giving her a plate she might break :)

Monday, December 10, 2012

ReUsies - Giveaway

I know that everyone loves a good giveaway!!!  So how about something for the lunch box?!?!  ReUsies will make a wonderful addition to either your little ones lunch boxes, your Hubby's lunch box, or the diaper bag!!!

Please use the Rafflecopter form below to enter!  US ONLY please!  And if you are not entering through your Facebook profile PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE leave a link to your profile in the 1st entry methods "extra info".  I will NOT try and search for your profile on Facebook to verify entries, sorry!!!

Project Pomona Jeans - Review

Project Pomona Review 2012

I have been lucky enough to be able to work with Meghan from Project Pomona on a wonderful review!!!  Meghan has been super sweet to work with, especially with everything being so busy with the holidays.  She has always been there when I needed anything and I always felt like I was important and cared for.

Project Pomona Review 2012
Meghan sent me an adorable pair of jeans in the new Stretch Faded Black option that was released at the end of November with and adorable Modern Paisley fabric accents around the cuffs!  They have cute pink snaps for the closures that make the jeans extra girly looking :)  You can roll or unroll the cuffs as much as you need for your little one and there are 4 snap settings on each side!!!  So you know you will be able to get a great fit over that fluffy bum (or can be used with a sposie bum also)!!

Please make sure to check out Meghan and Project Pomona on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest to keep up to date on everything that is happening and where you can find giveaways for these awesome jeans :)

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Tiny Love Super Mat - Giveaway (ends 12/28)

Win a Tiny Love Super Mat
Sponsored by:  Tiny Love
Check out Messy Mama's REVIEW!  If you have an infant, you will want to have a Tiny Love Super Mat!  It's huge and so entertaining for your little one. 
One Lucky Reader will win a Tiny Love Super Mat.
Enter on the RC form below.
Must be in the Continental U.S. AND Canada and 18+
Good Luck!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

ReUsies Reusable Snack & Sandwich Bags - Review

I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to review a set of ReUsies Reusable bags!!!  My set included a sandwich bag and a matching snack bag.  These adorable bags have a sold color for the entire pouch with a cute and fun fabric for the closure area!  The ones I received are mainly a bright orange with an accent fabric that is called Happy Fruit.  The colors remind me of fall and will be perfect to start A off to school with next year!!!

ReUsies Review
Snack size on the left and sandwich on the right!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Cow Patties Cloth Diapers Stuffable AI2 - Review

Cow Patties Cloth Diapers Logo

Cow Patties Stuffable AI2 Review
Outside of diaper
I had the wonderful opportunity to work with Megan from Cow Patties Cloth Diapers over the past month!!!  Not only was Megan nice enough to sponsor a giveaway but she also allowed me to have the opportunity to review one of her diapers!!  She even let me pick the fabric :)

I received a stuffable AI2 diaper in the adorable Star Wars fabric!!!  Hubby loved the fabric since he is a huge Star Wars fan and I loved that Megan made it girly for Baby K by adding ruffles!!  Who doesn't love ruffles?!?!  Well I guess you wouldn't love them on your boy...or would you?  At 1st I was a little confused by the stuffable AI2 and wasn't sure how to use it.  But in reality it is a pocket diaper that you can use an insert in the pocket or lay it on top like an AI2.  Best of both worlds!  Make sure to check out Cow Patties on Facebook to see all the wonderful fabrics Megan has and to keep up to date with all that is happening.  You can also check her out on Twitter and Pinterest.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Merry Fluffy Christmas Giveaway Hop 2012

Merry Fluffy Christmas 2012

Welcome to the 3rd annual Merry Fluffy Christmas Giveaway Hop, hosted by And Then There Were 4!!!

This is probably the biggest Fluffy hop of the year and there are many wonderful Fluffy prizes up for grabs!!  Make sure to check out all of my wonderful sponsors below and enter on the Rafflecopter form!  This prize pack is wonderful because ALL 4 of my sponsors are WAHMs!!!  Let's show these Mamas some major support!!  Then make sure you check out the other 60+ wonderful blogs on the Linky at the bottom of the post to see what other wonderful items you can enter to win :)