Thursday, January 27, 2011

More Awesome Things

6. Two happy messy faces watching me from thier bumbos after they eat
7. When they steal toys from each other...cruel, but funny
8. When they suck on soothers upsidedown or backwards
9. Smiles first thing in the morning
10. The face they make when they taste something new

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Hang to Dry

Featuring my super cute new Bum Genius Artist Series Diapers...which I love.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

My Awesome Things

Have you seen 1000 Awesome Things? When you need a few moments of entertainment (after you have read this blog of course) check it out, it is sure to make you smile.

In the spirit of 1000 Awesome Things here a few of my 'awesome things'

1. When my girls smile at each other
2. The amusing arrangements they end up falling asleep in
3. When they nap at the same time for longer than expected
4. When I can make them both laugh at the same time
5. When they smile for Twinsie Adventures

Monday, January 24, 2011

Lovely Wetbag

Today my beautiful huge new wet bag that I ordered arrived from Michelle at A Lovely Start. I am very excited to begin using it, it will hang on my change table. Lately I have run out of room in my pail before I run out of diapers so this is a nice addition to my cloth diapering paraphernalia.

I have also purchased a change pad from A Lovely Start and it is so soft and bright, I love it. If you are in the market for some beautiful handmade diapering items check out her site.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Diaper Review Continued


Diaper: Applecheeks Envelope Covers
What I paid: $18 I think
Fits:  7-20lbs (Size 1)
Peripherals Required: Insert

I originally bought these as diaper covers when I was using Happy Nappy, now I use Bumgenius infant inserts with them. I have had some problems with leakage but since I stripped them they generally work pretty well as long as I don't keep then on too long. When used as pocket diaper the fleece wicks away moisture from the skin. They are super cute and come in bold colours and fit pretty trim.

Diaper: KnickerNapppies 2G
What I paid: Prize (Retail $26 with insert)
Insert: KnickerNappies Loopydo
Fits: 5-15lbs (Small)

I won this diaper from TinyTreeHugger recently. I like that it had a unique design with the side snaps. I find it a little harder to get it to fit just right because of the way the snaps are. It has a super soft microfleece pocket that wicks really well and the insert is very absorbant. I would not buy this diaper because I think it is expensive for a sized diaper, I can get a onesize for the same price. 

Diaper: Blueberry Bamboo One Size
What I paid: $22
Insert: Blueberry inserts included with diaper
Fits: 10-35lbs

I love my blueberry diapers, while not as trim as the sized pocket diapers the one size will fit until they are not in diapers anymore. They come in fun patterns that you do not have to pay extra for. Like alot of one size diapers they come with two inserts; a newborn insert/doubler and an adjustable insert for the medium and large rises. The bamboo pocket does not wick quite as well as microfleece but the inserts are a bit thicker (a bit more absorbent) than the Bumgenius ones and I have not had problems with leaking. They have 3 rises and my 13lb babies are using the middle rise. All my blueberries have snaps and I like their spacing better than the bumgenius ones. These are a close second for my favourite diapers. 

Diaper: Bumgenius 4.0 One Size
What I paid: About $22
Insert: Bumgenius inserts included with diaper
Fits: 7-35+ lbs

These are my favorite diapers and I think they are worth what you pay for them. The soft microfleece pockets wick really well and the inserts work great, I have never had a problem with leaking in these, I usually put the girls in Bumgenius at night. I have one 3.0 and the biggest difference I have noticed is the laundry tabs are infinitely better on the 4.0s. I own one with snaps and a few velcro, I like the velcro because it is so easy and a custom fit every time and with the better laundry tabs I don't think the velcro will wear out any time soon. The snaps may come in handy in the future if a. the girls figure out how to take off velcro diapers or b. the velcro wears out. I have all pastel colours but the brights have recently be re-released so you can get some nice dark colours. There are also artist series Bumgenius but you pay a $3 premium for them (that being said, I recently ordered 2 with the girls Christmas money :) They come with 2 inserts and have 3 rises, my girls are on the middle one.

Diaper: Bumgenius All-in-One
What I paid: Gift (Retail $20)
Fits: 8-16lbs

While the 4.0s are my favorite diapers this is my least favorite of my diapers. Since it is all in one piece it does not have a microfleece pocket the quickly wicks anything away to the absorbent liner, it still soaks stuff up but not so quickly and often leaks.  On the plus side because it is a sized diaper it fits fairly trim.


Diaper: Bummis Super Brite
What I paid: $13
Fits: 4-9lbs (Newborn) 8-16lbs (Small)
I love these covers! Not only are they super cute but they work great and fit amazingly. I got the newborn size when we were using Happy Nappy and now use the small size ones with my prefolds and fitteds. The gussets on the legs make these fit great around the legs and I hardly have a problem with leaking.

That's all folks, I hope this was all beneficial to you!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Pros and Cons

I have had a big grand review of my diapers mulling in my head though and I know you want to hear it. So here is the first installment!


Diaper: Bummis Organic Cotton Prefold Diapers
What I paid: $18 for 6 diapers
Fits:  7-20lbs (Infant Size)
Peripherals Required: Snappis or diapers pins and Covers. 

I have 6 of these and use them with Snappis and Bummis Super Brite covers. They fit pretty trim but require folding (which is simple and takes all of 5 seconds) Thier no frills design (they are a square of fabric with a thicker chunk in the middle) makes them cheap. These are the diapers your Grandma used, I think that is pretty awesome.

I recently began using them and have not had problems yet with leaking


Diaper: Thirsties Fab Fitteds
What I paid: Gift (Retail $14.50)
Fits:  12-18lbs (Small) 
Peripherals Required: Cover

I love how soft these diapers are and they fit my girls great, no troubles with leaking that I can remember. The thing that I don't like about fitteds is that there is no wicking layer so the moisture stays right on their skin and soaks into the entire diaper not just on their bums. My girls have been wearing these since before they were 12 lbs and the fit was just fine. 

Diaper: Happy Heinys Heiny Hugger
What I paid: Gift
Fits:  8-16lbs (Small) 
Peripherals Required: Cover

As with the other fitteds there is not wicking layer and the moisture spreads to the entire diaper.  These are super absorbent though the fit is a bit funny.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

The Ones Your Grandma Used

I bought a pack of 6 Bummis organic cotton prefold diapers awhile ago and recently bought a pair of Snappis to fasten them. I use my Bummis Superbrites for covers with them.

I really like these diapers, the folding and fastening are easy and they are super affordable (I bought all 6 prefolds for $18) making them a great option if you want to cloth diaper but the initial investment is daunting.

12 Diapers       $36ish
3 Covers          $36ish
2 Snappis         $5 
Total                $77

 Cloth Diaper one baby for less then $100. Score.