Nickis Diapers

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

What about the poop? Diaper Dawgs and Heavy Dooty Cloth Wipes review and giveaway

It is my pleasure to bring this review to you!  A month ago, I was sent a set of Diaper Dawgs and Heavy Dooty Cloth Wipes to test and review (avg. retail value 23.90).  No financial compensation was received for this review, all opinions and photos are my own. I really like these products, and I cannot imagine how I've been cloth diapering for three years without them!

Diaper Dawgs are two, patent pending dog shaped silicone barriers to make your cloth diapering life easier.  They slip over your fingers to protect your hands from the inevitable mess.  Just slip them on and hold your diaper to spray off.  You can remove inserts from pocket diapers, unsnap all in two diapers, even wring out a diaper after rinsing or dunking!

Diaper Dawgs are super simple to use, just slip them on (like a puppet), pull apart your diaper, rinse, dunk, or scrape off the poop without the worry of getting poop under your fingernails!  After, you can clean them with antibacterial soap when washing your hands and set them aside for the next use.  You can also use a microwave steam sterilizing bag to disinfect them, but make sure it's not the one you clean your bottles or pump parts with. They come in two great color sets, pink/purple or green/blue. The inside of the Dawg's mouth is ribbed to make it easy to hold onto the diaper without slipping.

These are excellent if you use a camp washer to wash your diapers too!  Just after we received them, our hot water heater broke.  We used a camp washer to wash our diapers, and Diaper Dawgs to wring them out (I forgot to take pictures!)

They are grandma and husband friendly too!  My husband, who hates pocket diapers, says these make using pocket diapers tolerable since you don't have to touch the wet insert!

Honestly, having these makes me happy to take our cloth diapers on vacation now. At other houses we have to dunk and swish diapers, this will make that task much more pleasant!

The clean Dawgs also make great bath time toys for toddlers.  I've had to hide mine from my son so I know where they are when it's time to use them!

The other item I received was the Heavy Dooty Cloth Wipes.  Just the name made me giggle!  These wipes are different than any others I've ever seen, they have a pocket!

The Heavy Dooty cloth wipes are single ply, bamboo terry cloth, 70% viscose bamboo, 28% organic cotton, and 2% polyester with 100% polyester thread, made in the USA by local (to Diaper Dawgs) area mothers.  They are far superior to any cloth wipe I own.

As with all cloth items, you need to wash them once before using.  They come out of the dryer super soft!

As you can see in the picture, the pocket on the wipe is large enough to cover your entire hand, making those poopy messes much easier to clean!  Just wet with water or your wipe solution, squeeze out the excess liquid, slip your hand in the pocket, wipe away the mess!

My kids were recently sick, and these wipes were a lifesaver.  Super soft for the multiple changes, and I only needed one per change, where if I used my other wipes I would have been using 2-3 wipes.  They wash well, and I can honestly say, I will recommend both the Heavy Dooty cloth wipes and Diaper Dawgs to every cloth diapering family.

I'm pleased to say one reader of ModernCloth Momma will win one set of Diaper Dawgs and Heavy Dooty Cloth Wipes! ( in stock color).

Just fill out the Rafflecopter form below, and good luck!

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This contest is limited to Residents of the USA and Canada.  Winner will have 48 hours to respond to the email.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, another winner will be drawn.  Modern Cloth Momma not responsible for disbursement of the prize.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Happy Birthday Mini Spray Pal 2.0! #miniSPbdaybash and Giveaway

It’s here! #miniSPbdaybash and Giveaway!

Did you know it's almost Mini Spray Pal 2.0's birthday?  If you didn't know, Mini Spray Pal 2.0 is turning 2 years old on March 20th!

This is from Mrs Spray Pal:  "While all 2nd birthdays are cause for celebration, his is particularly special because he's here against all odds.  He was born at 25 weeks gestation, spent 7 months in the NICU, underwent numerous surgeries, completely lost his hearing and had to have the lens in his eye removed so he's profoundly deaf in both ears and visually impaired, still on oxygen, still fed with a feeding tube, etc.  BUT. He is the most loving and happy little boy you'll ever meet, and he's the #1 reason we push on with making Spray Pal into a small business that can work to help us stop teaching and stay home with both our kids."

There has been a HUGE response to this giveaway from the sponsors.  Instead of one winner, there will be two!  That being said, the form is HUGE!  Don't let this be a daunting task.  Fill it out a little at a time while nursing, or relaxing.  Show the social media love, half of the form a day.  This will help the sponsors want to do this again.

Go leave a birthday wish for Mini Spray Pal, tweet, share, and otherwise tell your friends about this giveaway!

I'm honored to be able to help promote this giveaway, and wish him a Happy Second Birthday!

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There will be two Grand Prize winners.  One will win a huge bundle of prizes for baby and the other will win the Mommy and Me prize package.  Each prize will have a total retail value of $700+!! Stay tuned on the Spray Pal blog and on Facebook as we reveal the complete list of products that will be in each prize package.  Good luck, and thank you so much for spreading the Spray Pal love and helping us celebrate Mini Spray Pal 2.0's 2nd birthday!

MCM is not responsible for prize disbursement.

Monday, March 17, 2014

New Limited Edition Best Bottom Shell!

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"Limited Edition Watermelon! Coming to a Best Bottom Diapers Retailer near you! Available for purchase on Tuesday, April 1st at 9am CST!"

Monday, March 3, 2014

Imagine AI2 Review and Giveaway, Sponsored by Nicki's Diapers

 Welcome to the Modern Cloth Momma, Imagine AI2 review and giveaway sponsored by Nicki's Diapers!

Nicki's Diapers

A few weeks ago, I was provided with an Imagine AI2 shell and 3 inserts to test and review by Nicki's Diapers.  The following are my observations and experiences using this diaper.  While the diaper was provided for me to review, all opinions, experiences, and action shots are my own.

I was very excited to be able to test and review one of the Imagine AI2 diapers.  As a huge fan of all in two diapers, I love seeing how the different ones work on my children.

My daughter is the only one using diapers during the day, so all my observations are from using it on her.

These shells are an affordable $12.95 each, none packs of three inserts are $9.95 for size 1, and $10.95 for size 2.  They are an excellent quality and have great advantages over some of the other brands out there.  They have double layer PLU with inner flaps to cover the front and back of the snapped in insert.  This also keeps the exposed PLU touching your baby limited.

They have three rise settings running approximately 1st row: Small (8-15 pounds), 2nd row: Medium (15-23 pounds), 3rd row: Large (23-35+ pounds).  They have double wing snaps or aplix to fasten the diapers.  Combined with two sizes of fleece topped, four layer microfiber inserts.  Size 1 inserts fit babies 8-19 pounds and Size 2 inserts fit babies 20-35+ pounds, these could last you easily from infancy to potty training.

Care instructions are simple (per the Nicki's Diapers site):

Knock solids into toilet (reuse shell until soiled or wash day)
Unsnap inserts from shell
Fasten laundry tabs for hook & loop closure
Cold rinse or light wash - no detergent
Warm or hot wash with additive free detergent
Tumble dry low or line dry
No fabric softeners or rash cream

They come in several attractive colors and prints as well: Snow, Emerald, Marigold, Indigo, Raspberry, Flutter, Rawr, and Trumpet.  There are even matching baby legs available for $5.99 each on sale.

My first observation was the fast (as usual) shipping from Nicki's Diapers.  This, by far, is my favorite online diaper and baby supply store.  The fast shipping and wonderful customer service, before, during, and after a sale is very important to me.   I received the Imagine shell in Flutter, and three, size 2 inserts.

Luckily, it was wash day so I could run them through the one wash and dry they needed to be able to use them.

The shell is is very easy to adjust.  I set the rise snaps so the shell wouldn't be to bulky, then snapped in the insert.  I love having snap in inserts, as they keep the insert from shifting around.  My daughter is just now walking, so this is important!

The shell was easy to snap on, and fits nice and trim.  The diaper is super adorable, and I had a hard time wanting to cover it up with pants!

The diaper withstood playing with her brother for several hours without needing changed.  We had no leaks, and the insert wasn't even soaked.

I changed and continued using the same shell for a good portion of the day.  It was great during naps as well!  It far exceeded my expectations in a cloth diaper.

I was sad when I was out of inserts for the day, so I continued using it with prefolds.  The shell did extremely well with these as well!

Like all the AI2 covers I've used, you can continue using this shell until your baby poops, which is when you put the diaper in your dirty storage until it's wash day.  This drastically cuts down on diaper laundry bulk, and allows the diapers to wash cleaner in the washing machine. It also makes for smaller diaper bags as you don't need to carry as many fully stuffed diapers, just take a few shells and several inserts for your trip out.

Our next trial day was a trip to the zoo.  We drove over two hours to the Santa Ana Zoo.  I changed her when we got there, and found that I could have waited, the insert was barely damp.  The next insert did extremely well in the zoo.  She was worn in a carrier around the zoo, no compression problems at all!

I absolutely love this husband friendly diapering system.  I highly recommend it to anyone looking at AI2 diapers for their child/children.  

Now for the fun stuff!  One lucky reader can enter to win one (1) in stock Imagine shell and one (1) set of three inserts (your choice of size) from Nicki's Diapers!

Readers of Modern Cloth Momma can also shop at Nicki's Diapers and receive a 5% discount using the code MODERN at checkout!  If you use my affiliate link, a percentage comes back to this blog to bring more prizes to you.

Fill out the Rafflecopter form below.  Winning entry will be verified and emailed.  Winner will have 48 hours to respond.

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This contest is limited to Residents of the USA and Canada.  Winner will have 48 hours to respond to the email.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, another winner will be drawn.  Modern Cloth Momma not responsible for disbursement of the prize.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Cupid's Arrow Target Gift Card Giveaway

Welcome to the Cupid's Arrow Target Gift Card Giveaway sponsored by Dictated and Segment and hosted by The Parenting Patch!

 February 14 is approaching fast. Valentine's Day will be here and gone before you know. In celebration of the holiday love, how would you like to win $50 straight from Cupid's arrow to spend at Target?

 Two (2) lucky readers of The Parenting Patch, Dictated, Segment, and YOUR BLOG HERE will each win one (1) $50 gift card to Target. To enter for your chance to win the Cupid's Arrow Target Gift Card Giveaway, simply use the following Rafflecopter form. Good luck! Happy Valentine's Day!

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The Cupid's Arrow Target Gift Card Giveaway is open worldwide. An international winner will receive $50 via PayPal in lieu of the specified prize. The Cupid's Arrow Target Gift Card Giveaway ends at midnight CST on February 19, 2014. Two winners will be chosen at random via Rafflecopter. The winners will be sent an email and will have forty-eight hours to respond. If no response is received within forty-eight hours, another winner will be chosen. The Parenting Patch and other participating blogs are not responsible for prize fulfillment.