A Modern Day Fairy Tale: Ditch the Disposables with Cloth Diapers from PrairieLove Organic {Giveaway}

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Ditch the Disposables with Cloth Diapers from PrairieLove Organic {Giveaway}

**Product received for review.



Welcome to the Ditch the Disposables Giveaway Hop, hosted by So Easy Being Green.
This giveaway hop is dedicated to all the wonderful, reusable products available. A fabulous group of bloggers have come together to offer you some great giveaways of reusable products so you can... ditch the disposables! Be sure to hop around to all the blogs involved on the linky below and don't miss the Ultimate Green Family Grand Prize worth $320!

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For us, like many families with itty bitties, one of the best ways to 'ditch the disposables' is to use cloth diapers! Not only do they reduce waste, but they also are better for baby, save a ton of money...and let's be honest, they're ridiculously cute too!! For us, cloth diapering just made sense!! Today, as part of the Ditch the Disposables Giveaway Hop, I am excited to introduce a wonderful Etsy shop, PrairieLove Organic- offering handmade, organic products for the family- the most popular of which being their wonderful one size cloth diapers. For this review, I received the Baby Changing Pad in Light Grey and White Leaves and a Grey Chevron One Size Organic Bamboo-Cotton/Hemp AI2 Diaper with Custom Snaps.


First up, let's talk about the diaper! Because there are so many features to talk about, I'm going to break this down into three important categories to make this a bit easier to follow: design/style, fit and absorbency/functionality.


Design/Style
Okay, so the style should probably not be the first consideration when choosing a diaper, but again if we're being honest, the cuteness factor definitely plays a role for many moms and is one of the other benefits of cloth diapering!! It's also one of the first things we notice. When it comes to stylish diapers, PrairieLove Organic is wonderful. With fun, stylish prints of all kinds, you're sure to find something that catches your interest. For me, of course it was the chevron! As many of my current followers may have picked up on by now, I just adore chevron...so it was only natural that our girl would have a chevron diaper, right? There were a couple chevron options available, but what I particularly loved about this one was the option to choose snap colors! Of course, we love our pink so we went that route, but there are several great colors to choose from so you can really make it your own.
My one uncertaintly about the design initially was the hook and loop closure. Now, I know many people prefer hook and loop (velcro) for the ease of use- and in theory, that makes sense to me- but in reality we'd had a few h&l diapers that just don't stay well at all so those tended to be the last ones I'd reach for. BUT I was very pleasantly surprised with how strong the hook and loop was on these diapers. We've had no issues whatsoever with it coming undone and it has held up perfectly in the wash too. And speaking of washing, the diaper features laundry tabs so it doesn't get caught on everything in the wash!

Fit
PrairieLove Organic Diapers offer several great features to provide the perfect fit. First of all, since we've already talked about the hook and loop closure, I will add that this makes for a great custom fit. There is even extra hook and loop on the closure so that it can fit even the tiniest of babies. The snap down rise also works great for newborns too! Perhaps my favorite fit feature though is the elastic leghole gusset with toggle system. In our experience with cloth diapering so far, this seems to be the area where its hardest to get a great fit. We have other diapers with adjustable legholes, but to be honest, they can be a bit of a pain in the butt to adjust...this one is super easy. (I was unable to get a good picture of this to show you, but the best way I could describe it would be to say its similar to a drawstring.) For our girl, this was the only real adjustment needed to be made to find the perfect fit for her!




Absorbency/Functionality


This is of course the most important quality to look at when choosing a diaper, right? Our girl is a pee-er! She doesn't just pee a little- she soaks her inserts thoroughly, and has made it a bit difficult to find diapers that worked well for her. Again, this is another area where PrairieLove Organic excels. In the diaper itself, the outer shell is made from a high quality PUL and the inside shell has 2 layers of organic cotton/bamboo heavy fleece. Not only is this super thick and absorbent by itself, it's also incredibly soft. Do you have an old, super comfy, super thick sweatshirt that you like to wear around the house? To me, that is what this inner shell reminds me of, and I love it. The diaper also includes two quick-drying trifold soakers made from bamboo/organic cotton velour and organic hemp/cotton fleece- a regular size and newborn size. Now, as I've mentioned my daughter is a heavy wetter and we had found that most newborn sized inserts just would not cut it for her. Still, we gave the newborn soaker a shot, and found that it actually worked just fine for her! And for nighttime diapers, you could even use both for maximum absorbency. The soakers snap into the back of the diaper to keep it from sliding down. Overall, I was thrilled with how well the diaper worked for our little miss, and in fact feel like it might very well be the most absorbant diaper we own! The only real downfall is that due to its super absorbency, I did find it took a little longer to dry than most of our other diapers. Still, I found the pros to outweigh that one minor con.



Aside from diapers, PrairieLove Organic also offers a small collection of wonderful items-such as eye pillows, bibs and baby changing pads. I have to admit, I absolutely hate most baby changing pads- particularly those that come with diaper bags. They tend to be stiff and uncomfortable, and if baby happens to pee in the middle of the diaper change (as babies are great at doing), there is nothing there to absorb the liquid and they end up covered in pee from head to toe. But this changing pad was completely different. It was made from the same great organic cotton/bamboo heavy fleece as the diapers, making it both absorbent and super soft, and is even lined with PUL to keep those pee messes contained! It folds easily for convenient travel. It does take a little more room in the diaper bag, but completely worth it in my opinion!! Plus, they are super stylish as well!!


To find out more about all the great products PrairieLove Organic has to offer, you can connect at the links below:

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And as part of the Ditch The Disposables Giveaway Hop, PrairieLove Organic is offering ONE lucky reader the chance to win the diaper of their choice from her shop! Enter using the Rafflecopter below. (To be eligible to win, you must complete BOTH mandatory entries.)

Winner will be contacted via e-mail after giveaway ends, and will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. One entry per household. Odds of winning depend on valid entries received. A Modern Day Fairy Tale is not responsible for prize delivery. US only.  So Easy Being Green, the Blogging Mamas Network, and the Ditch the Disposables participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.


Disclosure: I received the above mentioned product in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. I have received no monetary compensation for this post.

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52 comments:

  1. I love the red hibiscus pattern!

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  2. I choose to cloth diaper because they are adorable and do not leave behind so mush trash :)

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  3. retro owl is adorable!!

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  4. Well I love the forest print diaper (and like all of the changing pads) and we use cloth to avoid the chemicals in disposables, save money and tread lightly on God's earth :)

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  5. It was really hard to choose, because she picks such CUTE fabrics to make her cloth diapers out of! My favorites are "One Size Organic Bamboo-Cotton/-Hemp AI2 Cloth Diaper" in the dinosaur print, and blue chevron!

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  6. I would choose the Woodland Gnome OS Organic Bamboo-Cotton/Hemp AI2!! It's SOOO cute!!

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  7. I would choose the blue one with sheep on it.

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  8. I would choose the One Size Organic Bamboo-Cotton/-Hemp AI2 Cloth Diaper in Grey Chevron...SO CUTE! She has an AWESOME shop!!

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  9. I like the Woodland Gnome pattern diaper!

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  10. I love the woodland gnome print diaper!! so stinkin cute!!!

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  11. My favorite is the peace signs or the sheep! So cute!

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  12. My favorite is the turquoise zoo animals diaper!

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  13. The One Size Organic Bamboo-Cotton/-Hemp AI2 Cloth Diaper in the blue tie dyed color is my favorite!!!

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  14. I would probably choose the flowery peace sign one. It's cute :)

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  15. I have chosen to cloth diaper in order to save money. And to do my part in reducing waste!

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  16. I like the One Size Organic Bamboo-Cotton/-Hemp AI2 Cloth Diaper The Cars Print

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  17. I love the Michael Miller Daisy Peace diaper. i might get that one bc it is so cute.

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  18. I like cloth diapering because it's less wasteful and less expensive!

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  19. I've been eyeing her etsy for a while. =) This may be the push to grab a few!

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  20. I like the one with the turquoise and lime deco print!

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  21. I absolutely LOVE the One Size Organic Bamboo-Cotton/-Hemp AI2 Cloth Diaper in turquoise chevron!!!

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  22. I like the Dalmatian print. So cute.

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  23. I absolutely LOVE the All in 2 galaxy print bamboo diaper, the print is AMAZING!

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  24. i cloth diaper to save my family money!

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  25. I chose to cloth diaper to save money!

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  26. I choose to cloth diaper to save money and it's easier than running to the store to buy more. When we need more we just throw them in the wash! easy!

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  27. I want to save money and create less garbage. I'm expecting my first in March, so I'll take any print!

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  28. I love the One Size Organic Bamboo-Cotton/-Hemp AI2 Cloth Diaper in the galaxy print.

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  29. I would love the grey chevron print, although many of her diapers are super adorable and it is a hard decision! I just love grey!

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  30. I love the Happy Planes and the grey chevron print!

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  31. I cloth diaper because it's so much cleaner and cuter!

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  32. I cloth diaper because it's so much cleaner and cuter!

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  33. Im in absolute with the space invaders one- as well as the plaid thats beside it on her facebook wall. Omg. So amazingly cute!

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  34. I love the dino diaper and the blue chevron!!

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  35. I love the dino diaper and the blue chevron!!

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  36. We choose to cloth diaper because the prints are always way more awesome than disposies and they're more cost efficient! :D

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  37. I like the black and white polka dots!

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  38. The OS AI2 diaper in the gray chevron as featured in this review is PERFECT.

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  39. I want the space invaders diaper I saw on her facebook page!

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  40. I love the black and white polka dot pattern, it's too cute! :)

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  41. I would choose the grey chevron with the green snaps.

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  42. I would choose the blue and green waterswirl pattern.

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  43. I'd choose this: https://www.etsy.com/listing/160793012/one-size-organic-bamboo-cotton-hemp-ai2?ref=shop_home_active

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  44. I'm choosing to cloth diaper because we create too much trash!

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  45. I'd choose One Size Organic Bamboo-Cotton/-Hemp AI2 Cloth Diaper in the dinosaur print.

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  48. I've never heard of this company before, but she makes some cute products! I really like the changing pads and think that I might get one for my sister.

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