Sunday, August 19, 2012

Cow Patties Giveaway!

That's right Cow Patties Cloth Diapers is doing a giveaway!  The winner will be drawn when they reach 3500 fans on FaceBook...  I know I don't have to mention here how much I like these diapers, I've had nothing but good experiences with them and with their customer service (post office issues).  Details listed here on the Cow Patties Blog.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Thirsties Issues Take 2

One of the biggest things I rave about with cloth diapers (in my experience) is a lack of leaks.  We had major leakage issues with every disposable we tried with Kalila... wasn't why we switched of course, but still.  I noticed a huge change in that as soon as we did make that switch and I loved it. So when we do have a leak problem, it does not make me happy.

When we first tried Thirsties, with Kalila, the only issues I had with them were that they weren't quite as cute as the others we bought. This was back before they had prints lol.  It wasn't long though before they made their way to the top of my list and was the main brand I would recommend to anyone who asked about diaper covers.

Skip forward to ZJ's birth... I was thrilled that they went to the Duo Sized system. I liked our sized covers and they were still in excellent condition, but I was going to need smaller covers and since Kalila was still in diapers I would need multiple sizes period.

I had no issues w/ Duo Size 1.  They fit ZJ great, worked well, no leaks, etc... He didn't wear them for long (which we didn't expect he would) but that was ok.  Size 2 started off the same, but a few months (MONTHS!) in we started seeing leaks. I quickly figured out that the PUL was starting to crack and disintegrate.  Now the old Thirsties covers were still holding up. I wasn't doing anything different between the two and they were years older/more used.  *Not happy*  

Now of course I get that no diaper is going to last forever... except maybe prefolds (maybe only because we did have some have issues with a small number of them, but it took a lot of use before it happened) but the amount of time it took for these was just bad.  Other covers we got at the same time were holding up better, as well as ones we'd had long before...

Which is why we decided to go with another brand for any new covers this time... And I have to say (after this morning) that I'm very happy with that decision.

Those Size 1 covers that were hardly used (a month at most)? We've been using them with Keiran lately... I really didn't think they'd be a problem with such little use, but what happened this morning? I woke up in a puddle of pee... Didn't take but a second to see the problem. The cover was completely soaked through, PUL is cracking badly. I almost wish I'd thought to snap a picture of it before I got it off of him (except that I didn't want to leave it on him another second).


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Super Undies Review

*Disclaimer - I am not being paid for this review... I did, however, receive a free pair of Super Undies to test out.

Having a little one in the middle of potty training I was excited to see an opportunity to try Super Undies. I'd seen them online before and they sounded like a great pair of training pants.  Plus they're cute! I didn't realize they had so many products now, and there are several I would love to try.

I love their website too, they have several sections... not only ones aimed at their products but a kids section and another with video's on potty training and reviews.

I received a pair of the 2T pull on Super Undies about a month ago and they were just as cute as they look online. I was really excited to try them out on my son.



Unfortunately we hit a little snag.  He refused to put them on.  He refused to let me put them on him.  Major fits ensued. He's really my calm child so it really surprised me... but I could not get the things on him.  I tried again a week or two later and had the same reaction... and again another week or so later.  It just didn't happen. 


So.. what I did was test these out with a measuring cup. 

I started out pouring 1 oz of water inside... I could definitely see and feel the wetness looking in (not a bad thing for training pants in my opinion) but despite squeezing them together as hard as I could they did not leak or wick at all.

After taking that picture I added another oz of water (so 2 oz at this point).  When I first added it they looked just the same as before, but the second I put pressure on them water flew out the sides... I could also see some wetness through the front. 





This was without the extra insert.  I have not tested it out w/ the second insert... partly due to time crunch (I really wanted to try them out on my son and was holding out hope on that) and partly because I really don't see needing it in most circumstances. And I say that as a mama of a heavy (seriously heavy) wetter. 


So what do I think as of right now? I really like them... I think this will make a great potty training option for my next child.  I wish it would have worked for my son.  And I will definitely do a second review when I get to try it out for real :-)

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Mean Baby - Jane Chewbeads Giveaway from Go Baby Go

Have to share this one... Honestly I've never used Jane Chewbeads Necklaces, but I love the review Mean Baby did here of Go Baby Go.

Cloth Diapering Was Gateway Drug - like I said, great review of one of my favourite shops & a giveaway at the bottom :-)

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Walker Edison Bunk Bed Giveaway Event





Yes, its time for another giveaway :-)


I'm very excited to be a part of the Walker Edison Bunk Bed Giveaway Event sponsored by BunkBedsAtoZ and hosted by Children Teaching Mama.


If you haven't been by BunkBedsAtoZ I highly recommend it, they have a large selection of bunk beds in all different styles and price ranges. There are several that I really like, it almost makes me wish we had kids old enough to be seriously looking at these ourselves.


Of course this is a giveaway event, so you do have the chance to win one as well... A Walker Edison Bunk Bed valued at $549. This is limited to US residents only and will run from Wednesday, June 20 at 12:01 am to Tuesday, July 10th at 11:59pm EST.


Please make sure to let them know that Not Quite Hippy... Hippy Mom referred you and Good luck!
 

Monday, June 4, 2012

Walker Edison Bunk Bed Giveaway by Children Teaching Mama




Children Teaching Mama is proud to present the Walker Edison Bunk Bed Giveaway Event sponsored byBunkBedsAtoZ

Event Dates: June 20th to July 10th

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Butterfly Veil Giveaway


I know, I know.. I haven't shared any giveaways in awhile... I have one today that I am very excited about though.  MyBrokenFiat: A Journey Towards the Divine Will is giving away a butterfly veil by Michelle from Liturgical Time.  There are several ways to enter and it ends Saturday night. Good luck!