Saturday, February 18, 2012

"Birthday Blessings Bash" Green Tree Diapering Cloth diaper review and #GIVEAWAY {US only}

Awhile back I was contacted by Deja at Green Tree Diapering. She was kind enough to send me an envelope style pocket diaper and sample of their Diaper Suds and a sample of their rash cream.
This is what I received:

This is the inside of the diaper:

The diaper came with a prepped hemp insert, which sets inside the envelope opening:
Here is a picture of the outside of the diaper:
Here is a bit more information about this diaper (taken from Green Tree Diapering's website):
"This diaper has it all! You will fall in love with these pocket diapers. With an envelope style opening there is no unstuffing required -- just toss it into the washer! Each pocket diaper comes with 1 help/organic cotton soaker pad. Your baby will love the luxe materials used in this diaper, these are not like the name brand diapers! We use a generous amount of elastic to create a lasting perfect fit. The best part of pocket diapers is you can customize the absorbancy to meet your babies needs. If you have a heavy night wetter you can add a soaker pad and you are good to go. All XS diapers have a special snap to fold down the front of the diaper around the umbilical cord. Some diapers are created with a "print" fabric (this would be in place of the white on the diaper pictured) all are either boy or girl, we cannot promise a print. However all diapers are made from the same luxe materials. The only thing that will ever touch your baby is our super soft material."

This diaper is unlike any I've ever tried (or seen before) simply because of it's envelope style. It is designed in such a way that you don't need to remove the insert from the diaper on wash day, you simply throw the whole thing in the wash and it will agitate out in the wash.
This diaper fit my 2 yo great. We had no problems with leaks (although I did not test it out overnight as I only used fitteds and wool covers). The inside of the diaper is very soft. I will say the one thing I encountered with this diaper is the poo factor. My son pooped in this diaper the second time he wore it, and since the envelope flaps are pretty loose, the poop got inside the diaper and it was pretty messy to clean up. Not like on a regular diaper where the diaper is one solid strip of fabric and you can simply knock the solids off into the toilet. In this case, the poop went under and inside the flaps. I had to get out the old rubber gloves and give it a swish in the toilet to get all the poop off, which is really no big deal, especially if you have a diaper sprayer (which I do not)! :)

The diaper suds are great. I used them to wash this diaper and also used it on my regular clothes. The diaper suds get clothes and diapers alike looking fresh and clean, it really gets the job done. Here's the list of ingredients for the diaper suds:
Sodium carbonate, sodium bicarbonate, sodium percarbonate

As for the rash cream. I did use it on my son when he had a slight diaper rash and it helped soothe his bum within the first day. I will also say that this diaper cream will discolor your diapers and for this reason I used a disposable diaper when using the cream (as I do when using any other kind of cream)!
Here is some info on the diaper Rash cream (taken from Green Tree Diapering's website):

"Our cream is tough. Wipe on your babies bum and let it to go to work. With an army of natural ingredients our rash cream will protect your baby from any wetness as well as moisturize. This is not just for butts though, rub it on dry skin for instant relief. You will be back for more, I promise!

Please note, due to the shea butter and bees wax this may leave very faint discoloration on your white diapers. Please know this cream will not interfear with the waterproofing, or elastic, portions of your cloth diaper. These faint discolorations will easily sun out.

Made with: unprocessed shea butter, bees wax, olive oil, chamomile, tea tree"

You can purchase any of the products I've mentioned above directly from Green Tree Diapering's website. Or, you can purchase the diapes at Abe's Market!

As a sponsor of the Birthday Blessings Bash event, Green Tree Diapering has generously offered one LWML follower the chance to win a pocket diaper in choice of either boy/girl/GN! 

This giveaway is open to US residents only!

To enter, simply use the rafflecopter form below, you may have to click on "read more" to see the rafflecopter entry form!

Good Luck and have fun!
~Mama of the Littles~

Disclosure: I received the product(s) mentioned above in exchange for this review, thanks to Deja at Green Tree Diapering! No monetary compensation was received by me. This is my completely honest opinion above and may differ from yours.

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  1. Thank you for doing this ;)...good luck to everyone!


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