Tuesday, January 10, 2012
I am a huge fan of Babykicks! Why you ask? Well, their diapers are made up of natural fibers (hemp) and hemp is awesome! Why? Babykicks says it best:
We use hemp because of its durability, absorbency, and it's natural anti-microbial properties. This means your baby will be protected naturally from bacteria, mold, mildew and fungus.
Furthermore using hemp, instead of cotton, really is better for the environment. Hemp does not deplete the soil; in fact hemp leaves return nitrogen back to the soil, which improves soil fertility, therefore requiring less fertilizer for subsequent rotated crops.
Interesting Factoids about Hemp:
Did you know ...
•Hemp can displace cotton which is grown with massive amounts of chemicals harmful to people and the environment. Fifty percent of the world's pesticides are sprayed on cotton.
•Hemp fibers are longer, stronger, more absorbent, and more mildew-resistant than cotton. The original Levi Strauss jeans made for the Sierra gold miners were made of hemp sailcloth.
•At a volume level of 81%, hemp oil is the richest known source of polyunsaturated essential fatty acids (the “good” fats). It is quite high in some essential amino acids, including gamma linoleic acid (GLA), a very rare nutrient also found in mother's milk.
•Hemp is good for the soil in which it's grown, as opposed to other crops that deplete the soil of nutrients.
•You can't get high from industrial hemp.
•Industrial hemp actually poses a threat to marijuana growers by cross-pollinating with their high THC plants, and greatly reducing the THC level in subsequent generations.
•George Washington and Thomas Jefferson both grew hemp.
•Ben Franklin owned a mill that made hemp paper.
•Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence on hemp paper.
I've tried the 3g pocket diaper (loved it)! I've also tried the JoeyBunz in size medium! I've almost completely made the switch now from microfiber inserts to all hemp/cotton inserts!
One of the Babykicks products that I had not had the opportunity to try was their organic fitted one size diaper! Babykicks graciously sent me one for review!
This is what I received:
This fitted does it all and when we dreamed it up we had your baby’s comfort in mind. Our premier organic fitted is designed to be the only diaper needed from birth through potty training. Made of luxurious 50% certified organic cotton for softness, 33% natural hemp for absorbency and durability, and 17%% polyester for stretch, this diaper will wrap around baby hugging every curve and keeping messes in. The diaper even comes with a free One Size Joey-Bunz insert and the features include:
This diaper will give you the flexibility you desire and your baby an amazing comfort and feel with its trim-fitting design – no bulkiness here – while providing a wonderful fit!
Side Snapping Snaps
Side snaps make changing a breeze and eliminate wing droop. Fold the diaper inside the pocket for a trim fit on a newborn, or leave the waist snaps slightly loose for easy up and down on a potty training toddler (you can use this fitted as a training pant).
The unique front stuffing pocket allows for easy access and virtually eliminates insert shift. The pocket feature on this fitted gives you all the flexibility in the world to add as much (or as little) absorbency as your child needs – be it during the day with an added Joey-Bunz Insert or maybe at night with one of our ultra-absorbent Pre-Folds.
One Size Design
Our one size design grows with baby and this truly is the only diaper you will need! There is no need to figure out what size is right for your baby or worrying about your baby outgrowing the diapers you just bought. Our BabyKicks Organic Fitted fits newborns (7lbs/3.2 kg) to toddlers (40lbs/18kg) comfortably and securely. The color coded snap system makes adjusting and finding the right size and fit super-easy.
Here is a picture of the different sizing options:
There is a video demonstration on how to use this diaper, which can be found here!
What I love about this diaper is the side snapping snaps, the fact that it's a one size (which is very cost effective), it's a pocket diaper (you can add another insert to increase absorption), and the fact that I can rest assured knowing that the fabric touching my son's skin is mostly organic!!
The Babykicks organic, one size fitted diaper can be purchased directly from Babykicks for only $21.95!
Or, you can win one here! As a sponsor of the "Birthday Blessings Bash" event, Babykicks has generously offered one LWML follower a Babykicks organic, one size fitted diaper!
To enter, simply use the rafflecopter form below, you may have to click on "read more" to see the rafflecopter entry form!
This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents!!
Good Luck and have fun!
~Mama of the Littles~
Disclosure: I received the product(s) mentioned above in exchange for this review, thanks to Gina at Babykicks! No monetary compensation was received by me. This is my completely honest opinion above and may differ from yours.
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