2.21.2017

Say Goodbye to Cloth Diaper Stains with the Power of the Sun!

Sunning Diapers Cloth Diaper Revival

Have you discovered the magical powers of the sun? If your cloth diapers have stains, there's no need for bleach or other harsh chemicals. Just a little time in the presence of the sun's magical rays is all you need!


1.25.2017

AppleCheeks Review and Giveaway!

This post is sponsored by AppleCheeks Cloth Diapers. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Affiliate links may be present in this post. 

I've always heard that AppleCheeks size 1 diapers fit teeny, tiny newborns, but I never actually knew for sure. With my first son, we didn't try AppleCheeks Envelope Covers until he was fitting in a size 2. We loved the fit and swim diapers have always been a favorite! So when my first son came home at 5 lbs 2 oz (born at 4 lbs 4 oz) we were excited to try the size 1 covers on him to see how they really fit.

AppleCheeks Cloth Diaper Revival


While the diaper looks huge on him (he was oh-so-tiny!), it actually was a great fit around his scrawny legs. I didn't have any concerns about leg leaks. We used the cover paired with 2 ply bamboo insert and love the absorbency! One of my favorite things about AppleCheeks is the ruffles. I love how adorable they look!

AppleCheeks Cloth Diaper Revival


AppleCheeks covers can be used as a pocket or as a cover. The best part is that my inserts always agitate out in the wash without me having to pull them out myself. I love that! AppleCheeks covers come in three sizes. Size 1 is supposed to fit from 7-20 lbs, but as you can see above, it definitely fits on smaller babies too! Size 2 fits from 20-40 lbs and size 3 fits at 30+ lbs and is great for big kids! AppleCheeks also has a new one-size cover.

For the newborn phase, I'm a huge fan of size diapers that start fitting on newborns and fit much longer than a typical "newborn" diaper. AppleCheeks size 1 definitely fits this criteria and is a great solution for new babies! At six months old, my son still fits in a size one cover and will for quite some time!

AppleCheeks covers are $17 for the sized version and $22 for the one-size cover. Enter the giveaway below to win a Microterry Bundle from AppleCheeks!

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1.17.2017

Geffen Baby Review and Giveaway!

Geffen Baby Cloth Diaper Revival

Have you tried any Geffen Baby products? We've fallen in love with these made in the USA cloth diapering products and think you will too! Read my review of Geffen Baby jersey hemp prefolds and quick absorbers on The Cloth Diaper Whisperer and enter to win a Geffen Baby prize pack!

There are TWO chances to win! Enter below on the Rafflecopter form AND Kelly's Closet's Fluff Friday giveaway

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11.17.2016

Cloth Diapers for Preemies

It's World Prematurity Day! In honor of all the little tiny fighters out there, I'd thought I share some pictures of my own preemie and let you in on what cloth diapers fit our preemie. Believe it or not, there are a few newborn and one-size cloth diapers that fit preemies as well!

Our son was born at 36 weeks, 4 days and was 4 lbs. 4 oz. at birth. He spent a week in the NICU and was discharged from the hospital at 7 days old and at 4 lb. 4.8 oz. From there he was transferred to the care of our adoption agency and placed with an interim foster family. At 17 days old he was placed in our arms! He was 5 lbs. 2 oz. when he came home and such a tiny little peanut! I cannot imagine how much tinier he must have been almost a whole pound smaller!

If you haven't read our adoption story, you can find that here.

I had been saving newborn cloth diapers for years, waiting for our next baby to arrive! But when we got the call that our son would be coming home (with only 24 hours notice!) I was not prepared! I hadn't imagined that we would have a preemie and that he would only be 5 lbs! So I pulled out what few newborn diapers I had that would fit. In the meantime, companies like Rumparooz, Thirsties, Softbums, and Sweet Pea Diapers were getting packages in the mail to me ASAP so that we would have enough diapers to get us through the tiny preemie stage.

Rumparooz Lil Joeys - These have to be one of the most adorable newborn diapers out there! They are so tiny and were the best fit for my little 5 pounder! They created a perfect seal around his tiny little legs. When we started to outgrow the absorbency, we used newborn doublers from Thirsties and Geffen Baby to boost the absorbency. Samuel recently outgrew these at 4 months old and 10 lbs. I was so sad to pack them away! Buy them here! 

Lil Joeys Cloth Diapers

Thirsties Newborn - I have always been a fan of Thirsties and was so glad that these fit so tiny! They were a bit bulkier at 5 lbs, but they did fit around his skinny legs! We were able to use both the regular newborn version and the natural newborn diaper. Samuel weighed in at 10 lbs. 11.5 oz at his 4 month check-up a week and a half ago and they still fit, but we're definitely coming to the end of our days with these. I've been using Thirsties and Geffen newborn doublers for a while now to boost the absorbency. Buy them here! 

Thirsties Newborn Diapers

SoftBums Echo - If you're looking for a one-size diaper that not only fits newborns, but preemies as well, SoftBums is your answer! We used these with our son when he was an average sized newborn until potty training and I was thrilled to be able to use them again on our preemie! The mini pods are the perfect insert! Buy them here! 

SoftBums Echo Preemie


AppleCheeks size 1 - Okay, so this photo makes these look huge, but I promise you AppleCheeks size 1 still fits at 5 lbs! We have quite a long ways to go until we'll need to size up to size 2. These work great with prefolds and flats, but we love using them with AppleCheeks 2 ply bamboo inserts. Buy them here! 

AppleCheeks Size 1 Preemie


Sweet Pea Newborn Covers - Thank goodness for Sweet Pea newborn covers! We had a lot of prefolds and flats, but this was the only cover I could get a good fit with at 5 lbs! They are still fitting today at 4 months, but definitely getting smaller. Buy them here! 

Sweet Pea Diapers Newborn Cover


I'll be posting a more thorough in depth post on newborn diapers, coming soon! Did you have a cloth diapered preemie? What worked for you?

This post is not sponsored. While many of the brands sent me free products, these were gifts to welcome our newest addition and they did not ask for anything in exchange. This post does contain affiliate links. 

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