Saturday, April 30, 2011

Friday, April 29, 2011

Giveaways 04.29

Scentsy Consultant Susan is giving away 100% of her income to The Autism Society.  She is sponsoring a Scentsy Giveaway as well.  She is letting someone win a Solving the {autism} Puzzle Together Scentsy Warmer and 2 Scentsy Bars over at Fun Being Frugal.  ends 04.30

1 full bag of The Laundry Tarts Detergent over at Mommy Of 1 and Counting.  ends 04.30

1 full sized Scentsy Warmer and 3 bars over at Things Sent My Way.  ends 05.01

Love My Suds Lemon Drop Drizzle Drizzle Body Dessert Bar over at Nurse Mommy.  ends 05.02

$50 to ProFlowers over at Shop With Me Mama.  ends 05.03

$50 to ProFlowers over at Cocktails with Mom.  ends 05.04

1 itty bitti d'lish & 1 itti bitti tutto diaper over at The Reynolds Mom.  ends 05.05

1 FuzziBunz diaper of your choice over at Tales From the Nursery.  ends 05.06

1 Scentsy Plugin Warmer and 3 Scent bars over at Quick TattleTails.  ends 05.06

Scentsy Warmer and bars over at Trying to Stay Calm.  ends 05.10

$50 to Shari's Berries over at Girl Gone Mom.  ends 05.12

$50 to ProFlowers over at Thanks, Mail Carrier.  ends 05.13

$50 to ProFlowers over at A Moms Balancing Act.  ends 05.13

Thursday, April 28, 2011

{Breastfeeding} Healthy Eating


Here I am,  a breastfeeding mother.  How do I eat?  Probably not as healthy as I should to be honest.  I skip breakfast a lot because thats how I have always been.  I drink 2 cans of Mt. Dew a day.  We eat fast food a few times a week.  I don't drink enough water.  Its embarrassing honestly if you're a health nut and write everything down, ect. I don't gain weight but I don't loose it.  I'm always steady.  My milk supply is awesome though!.  I can pump for 5 minutes and get 8oz right away.  
But, on the other hand, I do have Chayden ... 4 1/2 yrs old.  I make sure he gets his proper meals per day.  I make sure he gets enough of every nutrient that he needs.  I will do the same for Colton.   Yes I realize I do have unhealthy eating habits and I have to have healthy eating habits to teach my children.  Knowing that Chayden is old enough and starting to take in what I do, I will have to change my eating habits just because of that.  Not because of Breastfeeding. 
This is very interesting because I have some nursing mama friends who say they are always thirsty and they watch what they eat / drink.  They say they allow themselves zero junk and gallons of water.  They jot down what they eat so they get the extra 300 calories a day ... or was it 3,000?  See, I don't even know.  I eat when i'm hungry.  I drink when i'm thirsty.  Milk supply is loaded!  

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

What to get Ma' for Mothers Day?

Makeup Brushes!!!  A lady can never have too many makeup brushes!!!  Whether she puts on a full blown face like me or is very subtle with her makeup.  Either way,  a nice brush set will come in handy.  Especially one that is of amazing quality!!! Check out Sigma's line!







Happy shopping!!!  Oh, and if you don't have someone to buy for on Mothers Day, pick something up for yourself.  You deserve it =]  Or ... better yet, while shopping for that special mother, remind yourself that you are special too. awwwwwwww! 
You better HURRY though!  Because Mother's Day is ticking down to the last minute! 


Colton is 6 months!


Such a sweet blessing!!!  Sleeps 12 hours straight at night.  Wakes up around 4am ... sometimes if he is going through a growth spurt.  Sitting up.  Still not really rolling over.  He can and has done it, just doesn't want to.  Babbles.  Say's mama.  Reaches out for me.  Stranger Anxiety. ... wow!!! LOL.  17lbs {60%} 27" {90%} 17" head circ. {90%}.  
Colton has been 17 lbs since 2 months old.  He has gained nothing.  Maybe 5 oz at most.  We are concerned now.  We went through everything and it turns out, he has acid reflux.  When I try to nurse him, he jolts back and forth and gets pissed until I have a let down.  Thank God our nursing sessions are 3 minutes because I can't even handle that.  He screams bloody murder when he's hungry and he gets soo worked up that he can't even eat.  So I have to spend a long time calming him.  Oh its a mess! I told his pediatrician and he suggested Acid Reflux.  Colton was given Prilosec {generic form} and we are now on day 2.  I already see improvements.  I fell much more less stressed.  I am more eager to nurse him.  I hope this trend continues on the correct path.  I hate seeing him in pain.  
Another lovely thing.  I believe Colton is allergic to certain foods.  I started him on solids {making my own for him} and about 10-15 minutes after eating, he breaks out in hives that lasts about 3 days.  He has done this with pears, bananas, apples, potatoes & barley.  He is fine with Avacado, Carrots, rice & oatmeal.  Trying acorn squash this week.

hives all over his torso, neck and face

Next month, Colton goes in for a weight check.  We will discuss any food allergy issues that are new and do an allergy test. 
His first Easter was kick ass!  He got lots of goodies!!! But this will have to end our monthly milestone.  Its been too exciting this month .... 

Giveaways 04.27

3 Moms Crafts 4 U cloth pads over at All Aboard (the review and giveaway train)!  ends 05.03

Tiny Hiney Tank top of choice over at The Bragging Mommy.  ends 05.03

Michale Jackson Kinect Game over at Mommy Mandy.  ends 05.04

Bake Me a Wish Cake over at The Bragging Mommy.  ends 05.04

1 pair of Posh Legs over at Love You Always and Forever.  ends 05.07

1 GN Envibum AIO cloth diaper over at Happenings of the Harper Household.  ends 05.10

Karmin G3 Hair Straightener over at Thanks, Mail Carrier!  ends 05.13

Karmin G3 Hair Straightener over at A Mom's Balancing Act.  ends 05.13

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

{Review & Giveaway} Zizzies and Izzies Fleece Diaper Soakers & Wipes - US & CA


I received two Zizzies and Izzies fleece covers, 2 cloth wipes & a hat for Colton in the mail.  I didn't tell Shelly what soakers, etc that I wanted.  She sent all suprises.  But, when I opened up the box, I told her she was stalking me!!! Totally our style =]  Guitars? Check. Monsters?  Total check! Rockets?  Oh yes.  Have you not seen Colton's crib set?  Well no you haven't.  But apparently Shelly is peeking in our window.  Totally Kidding! The hat was to die for!! I giggled forever because it reminds me of the guys in our family.  I said Hunters but my husband said it was jungle theme which, what do I know?  Leaves.  Deer hunting.  Hunting.  SHUT UP!!! Anyways,  my husband thought it was the cutest hat too! =]



I have used fleece jammies for "covers" in the winter time which worked for us in the past...  Expecially since I change Colton quite frequently.  So, he never leaked.  But I love these Zizzies and Izzies covers simply because, when its hot and muggy out, I can pair this BREATHABLE LEAK PROOF cover with a thin flat and it'll be like he's naked, airy & fresh! =]  OR else, for now, I have been tossing some BabyLegs on him with the fleece cover as another option.
The wipes ... those babies are HUGE {just shy of 9"}!!! The terry side picks up the poop like MAD!!! In one swift motion, his tooshie is clean!  Fold these bad boys in half to use the soft flannel side to finish wiping everything off .... DONE.  Just ... like .. THAT!

Price:  $8.00 for one fleece soaker / diaper cover.  Do I find this a huge deal?  Yes!!! Now, if you search around, I'm sure you can find soakers for $20, give or take.  Which is kudos for them, but $8.00 for a fleece soaker with adorable, squishy prints .. I'm down!
Wipes are $6 for a pack of 5 {two prints & three solids}.

Materials:  Well, there isn't much.  Super soft, cozy, squishy breathable, leakproof Winter Fleece on the Diaper covers / Fleece Soakers.  But the Cloth wipes are low pile terry on one side and flannel on the other.









Features:  Not too much that you wouldn't already know about either.  But you can use the fleece cover over a disposable diaper for either extra protection against leaks &/or a fashion factor .  Also, this cover is very trim.







Diaper Cover Sizing:  I got my almost 18 lbs Colton a size Medium.  Which fits him too perfect!  There is no gap on the legs or waist.  There shouldn't be.


His thighs are super chunky so its hard for me pull the cover over his thighs, but when we get it on, a nice snug fit.  Hey, I can't even pull any of his pants up past his thighs so this is no suprise for me.  But, Shelly goes by a more accurate sizing table.  Not pounds,  but moreso inches to get the perfect fit.

NB Waist 11 1/2 to 13 1/2" Thigh 5 to 7"
S Waist 13 to 15" Thigh 7 to 8"
M Waist 15 to 17" Thigh 9 to 10"
L Waist 17 to 19" Thigh 10 to 11"
XL Waist 19 to 20 1/2" Thigh 11 to 13"

Night Time fleece diaper cover?:  Yes for me.  Might be no to you.  It depends.  Fleece eventually gets damp on the outside.  Come on, its bound to happen!  Fleece can only hold so much & then you add on pressure from sitting or laying ... But, like I said, this is a night time cover for us.  I used a night time fitted and put the soaker over top.  Colton sleeps 12 hours straight.  He hardly pees during that time.  The fleece cover was damp on the outside and made his jammies slightly damp, but his fitted crib sheet was untouched.  NOT bad!  He does sleep on his back and does not roll over to sleep on his tummy.  But if he were a heavy wetter and a tummy sleeper, I wouldn't suggest using this cover at night.  But a cover like this is perfect for daytime wear!!! Cuteness factor and breathability factor.
I however did notice a leak when Colton was doing tummy time play.  I typically change him about 30 minutes after he nurses.  But this time, I tested this soaker out to the fullest.  He finally had a compression leak after 3 hours.  Nursed him twice, tummy time play, played in his jumper-oo, sitting up playing, etc etc .... I should have been on the ball and had already done at least one diaper change in three hours, but like I said ... testing the limits of this soaker.  I'm highly impressed.  =]  From now on I have been changing him during his typical routine and there is zero problems.  If you seem to experiece problems, you might have to look at your laundry routine.  I have done some research and some people have to switch up detergent or not even dry in the dryer.  But you may not have an issue to begin with because you never hear of any issues.

Laundry:  Soiled soaker &/or wipe goes in with the other dirty diapers / wipes.  I even dry them in the dryer on medium heat with everything else.  I typically only air out diaper goodies with elastic or PUL.   The soaker comes out soft each time while the wipes come out exactly just as perfect!

Score:  5/5.  The prices are awesome!! Prints are adorable!! Sizing is accurate.  Fit is perfect.  Laundry care is super easy.  There are no thumbs down.  I got what I expected and was needed in a fleece diaper cover.   As well as the huge wipes.  I love them! Super thin but does the job WELL!!!

Will I recommend them?:  Yes!

Where to buy:  Zizzies and Izzies Etsy Shop.   Use PASSIONS for a 15% discount off of anything over at Zizzies and Izzies for a whole entire month.  !!! .. But the code ends on May 24th. So HURRY!

**GIVEAWAY ENDED**

 #64
boyzrule said...
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May 16, 2011 11:11 PM 



Win them!:  But, would you like to win 2 soakers of your choice?  Zizzies and Izzies is offering one of you lucky divas .. or divo?, TWO Soakers!!!

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I will check through each entry to make sure it is valid.  Please don't leave an entry that is not vaild.  Its no use as I will delete it, giving you less of a chance to win.  Only 1 person per household may enter.  Only 1 username per person may enter.  You must be 18+ to enter, living in the United States.   I will use random.org to choose the winner & e-mail you promptly.  You will have 48 hours to get back to me or else I will choose another winner immediatly (you snooze, you loose), which I don't want to do so check your JUNK email for muloove at yahoo dot com.
I am hosting this giveaway & in no way sponsoring.  I will contact the sponsor with your details.  If you do not receive your prize in 2 weeks, I will try my hardest to see what went wrong.

I received 2 fleece diaper soakers & 2 wipes at a discount for purpose of this review thanks to Zizzies and Izzies

Monday, April 25, 2011

Giveaways 04.25


Karmin G3 Hair Straightener over at Minnesota Mama Must Haves.  ends 04.27


$50 to ProFlowers over at Minnesota Mama's Must Haves.  ends 05.04

$50 to ProFlowers over at Sweeps 4 Bloggers.  ends 05.04

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Giveaways 04.24

$50 to ProFlowers over at Pink Dandy Chatter.  ends 05.01

$50 to ProFlowers over at The Bragging Mommy.  ends 05.02

Thirsties Hemp Prefold and wrap over at The Modest Mom.  ends 05.02

Its Easter!

&& I haven't updated here with a review or giveaway in a long time.  My husband crashed my computer so I can start fresh.  Adobe Photoshop was supposedly installed but now its saying it can't open.  I have to uninstall and reinstall & I promise, I have a few awesome things to post!

Yesterday I attended the Great Cloth Diaper Change.  We had a turnout of 65 babies being changed from what I was told.  But I will check out the news' website and Peapods website to reconfirm.  I will post pictures about it later once Photoshop gets fixed.
I had fun & won lots of goodies.  Rockin' Green Detergent in Smashing Watermelons, Kissaluvs Wipes, Burts Bee's baby Lotion, BabyLegs and a free diaper stripping service.  I was even seen on the news.  I didn't see myself but had a few friends on FB tell me that they seen me on the news.  I was on the wrong Channel. LOL.

Anyways, onto Easter.  Chayden woke up at 7am, 2 hours earlier than usual.  He was very cute & excited.  He got a NERF gun and lots of candies.  Colton got a onesie, teething book, minky blanket & bunny cup.  We are heading out later to eat lunch at the in-laws =]
I wish you all a happy holiday!! I hope the Easter bunny brought you all wonderful treats. =]

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Giveaways 04.23

$50 to Shari's Berries over at Mommy Katie.  ends 04.29

$50 to Shari's Berries over at Happy Healthy Families.  ends 05.02

Friday, April 22, 2011

Giveaways 04.22

$50 to Shari's Berries over at Take it from Me.  ends 04.22

$50 to Shari's Berries over at Sammi's Blog of Life.  ends 04.25

$50 gift card to ProFlowers over at Girl Gone Mom.  ends 05.02

$50 to Shari's Berries over at New Age Mama.  ends 05.08

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Giveaways - 04.19

One winner.  3 BumGenius 4.0 diapers over at Mama B.  ends 05.03

{Review & Giveaway} Zookies Diaper Cover - WW




We own one Zookies Size M snaps Sea Dots Cover.  Shipping was super fast.  Wrapped up pretty much ... more adorable than ever.  I plan on getting a few more covers for our stash including Playday in Blue, Orange Blossom to match pretty much the bright colors I buy my boys & the ever so popular print I Love Rock n' Roll!! Makes me want to use prefolds / flats / fitteds much more often!!! I went on a prefold / flat / fitted {there should be a shorter way of mentioning this} strike about a month ago because I loved the simplicity of just tossing an AIO or pocket on.  But ever since I received our Zookies cover,  I can't help but use it as much as possible!!! I wash it and keep it at the beginning of our stash.  The print is to die for!! I am getting anxious for summer to come so Colton can show it off.   =]  er ... rather ... me.



Price:  $15 for sized Prints. Take a look around Zookies & you'll find more goodies!

Materials:  The inside of the waterproof cover is a crisp strong waterproof PUL {polyurethane laminate} whereas the outside prints are 100% {amazing prints} cotton.  You can get the diaper in either a very strong "crossover" hook n' loop with laundry tabs or snaps.

inside PUL

outside cotton print

stitching and soft elastic covering




Features:  The strongest PUL I have ever owned.  Also,  you use the cover alone as a swim diaper!!! The PUL is soft but yet super strong!!

Sizing:  You can get either sized XS,S,M,L or OS {which I seen on her Etsy}.
OS fits approximatly 8-35 lbs.
XS: 7-10 lbs
S: 10-15 lbs.
M: 15-25 lbs.
L: 25+ lbs

Colton is approximatly 18 lbs or so at 5 months old.  He has size M in snaps for his diaper cover.  The fit is amazing!!! It fits him nice and snug around the legs with zero gaps.  Yes, he has chunky legs but this diaper leaves no red marks! When snapped to the smallest fitting, this diaper cover fits him perfect!! I can totally see him wear this diaper until he is 25 lbs or more!! There is a ton of room when unsnapped.



Very trim diaper cover!







Night Time Cover:  This is totally a night time cover.  I put a fitted on him that is super absorbant but leaks by the morning of course.  Colton made it 12 horus with zero leaks in this cover!! He even made it through a huge MANLY blow out!!! It was the worse blow out since he started solids a month ago.  LOL.  But this cover held everthing in soo nice and snug.  =]

Laundry:  I did not prep this diaper when I first received it.  I was too excited to wait another few more days.  I did however wash it with the typical diaper laundry and tossed it in the dryer after the first day of use.  I always toss new diaper things in the dryer to seal everything.  But prior to this, still leak free and still fit amazing!  It fit the exact same.
Now I air dry it outside with everything else.  I can tell that this is a very sturdy cover.  No doubt.
With the hook n' loop, there is a laundry tab so you just secure those bad boys before tossing into the diaper pail / wet bag.  No biggie what so ever.

Score:  5/5

Will I reccomend it?: YES!!! What more can you ask for?  Affordable!  Cutest prints EVER!! Very sturdy cover.  Fits amazing!

Where To Buy:  Zookies online store which has much more goodies and a bigger selection.  Zookies Etsy.



**GIVEAWAY CLOSED**


Jessca said...
Blogged #5
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May 4, 2011 1:27 PM  




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**GIVEAWAY CLOSED**

I was given one Zookies Cover for free for the purpose of this review, thanks to Zookies.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Giveaways - 04.17

$50 to ProFlowers over at Domestic Goddess.  ends 04.22

$50 to ProFlowers over at Mommy Katie.  ends 04.24

$50 to ProFlowers over at The Coupon Scoop.  ends 05.01

Karmin G3 Hair Straightener over at The Adventures of Paul and Natalie.  ends 05.10

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Giveaways - 04.16

$50 Babies R' Us Giftcard over at  3 Princess & A Princess 2. ends 04.19

Karmin G3 Hair Straightener over at 3 Princess & A Princess 2.  ends 05.01

$50 Babies R' Us Giftcard over at Born 2 impress.  ends 05.06

Covergirl 50th Anniversary



COME CELEBRATE 50 GOLDEN YEARS OF EASY, BREEZY, BEAUTIFUL COVERGIRL AND GET THE OPPORTUNITY TO WIN FREE SAMPLES AND ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME EXPERIENCES FOR YOU AND FRIENDS


The next generation of COVERGIRL… is you! Visit the MyCOVERGIRL tab to celebrate and let friends and this iconic beauty brand know just what it is that makes you an easy, breezy, beautiful COVERGIRL. As part of the fun, they’ll be offering samples, fun quizzes, sweet rewards, monthly and quarterly prizes and amazing once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. Go ahead, invite your friends to the party and rock your COVERGIRL all year long!

Friday, April 15, 2011

{Review & Giveaway} Sigma E25 Blending Brush - WW




***GIVEAWAY CLOSED***


I have many makeup brushes. Many high end department store brushes actually. I just started playing with makeup when I was pregnant with Chayden, on maternity leave. That was about 5 years ago. Give it a few years until I finally saved up enough money to buy my first "good makeup brushes", or so I thought.

MAC Brush got rusty after a few years.  Just got done using the Sigma brush, hence the orange hairs. No, this brush does NOT come with orange hairs!!! I was too excited to take pictures!! Excuse me ... lol.

MAC lettering.  Pretty much GONE.

I saved up hundreds of dollars for just a few brushes. =[ I grew to love them. I had to. For my main blending brush, I opted to get the MAC 217 about 3 years ago. It was $22.50 for just ONE brush. *jaw drops*
I finally heard about Sigma a year or so back. I didn't think that I could ever replace my favorite blending brush. I went ahead and recieved the $9 Sigma E25 Blending brush, comparable to the $22.50 MAC 217. No joke ladies and gents. My amazing Sigma E25 Blending brush exceeds my expectations!!! I took it out of the package & went to work right away. Tossed on a difficult MATTE shadow. I have a hard time with MATTES so I hardly use them. Sparingly really. Although, with this brush, I have been taking matte shadows out every chance I can get!! This brush blends the harsh lines out like melting butter!!! I also use the Sigma E25 brush to add a light dusting of another shadow onto an already laid down shadow. Sigma says you can use this awesome brush to apply and blend out cream shadows as well as Eyeshadow Primers. It gives the cream shadows a smooth and even application. No Doubt!

The Sigma E25 is shorter because its a Travel Size.  But that does NOT mean it changes the amazing-ness of this brush!

Same size.  Same width. Same Quality (okay, I lied. My MAC is rusting and falling behind). The only difference is price.

Oh I love how the Sigma E25 picked up this insane amount of color in just a few taps!!


BUY IT:
Like I said, at only $9 for a full sized Sigma E25 brush, you are getting a very high quality brush that does it all! You can purchase one over at Sigma Beauty. While you're there, take a look around at other affordable brushes and kits. Be sure to check out the Mothers Day Gift Ideas.

***GIVEAWAY CLOSED***



#74

Boobies said...
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April 18, 2011 1:14 PM 





WIN IT:
You can win a travel size Sigma E25 Brush of your own if you'd like!! Sigma was awesome enough to sponsor a giveaway on my blog!!

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I was given the Sigma E25 travel size brush for free for the purpose of this review, thanks to Sigma Beauty.

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Name your own Makeup Collection!

Bokeh Face Wants to Know:  What would you name your own collection of pigments?

I would name my collection Summer Romance.  The inspiration behind this collection would be, summer is coming up.  Well, we're just hitting spring, but Summer is my all time favorite season.  Parties, outdoor picnics, the beach, etc etc.  In the summer is when I get REALLY creative with makeup because I am out and about to show it off =]  I envision lots of summery, bright colors with Duo Chromes for a fun, festive summer time party with a bit of mystery.  Give the colors a little mix of romance with neutral daytime colors and sexy smoky night time colors.  This collection would include 1 highlight that would go with any look.  The other 9 colors would allow you to create that sassy summer look. The colors would suit anybody, even the shy at heart. I am not shy when it comes to makeup, but adding a touch of mysterious duo chrome would be killer for everybody.
The colors I would "make" are:

1.  sand:  perfect highlight. satin finish so its not too flat or not too shimmery. beige color that blends into any skin tone. This color would go with any of the looks you create with the following colors.
2.  ocean:  Bright turquoise with a baby blue duo chrome.
3.  fresh cut:  a green resembling dark, fresh grass. shimmer finish.
4.  sunset:  this would remind you of an orange or pink.  but the other night, we were driving home and there was a beautiful rainbow of color in the sky from the sun setting.  there was this beautiful purple in there. this color would be a Medium Purple with a light pink duo chrome.
5.  midnight kiss:  you know how you will kiss your summer fling at midnight?  this would be a dark navy, shimmer color with flecks of light pink. hardly noticeable but there.
6.  bare skin:  imagine being at the beach. lots of sexy smooth skin showing.  this color would be a perfect shimmery dark beige color, suitable for a neutral lid color.
7.  luster:  a medium maroon color resembling lips after a long kissing session. suitable for a smoky look or crease color for the neutral look.  this would be a satin.
8.  juicy;  imagine being at a picnic. sipping on lemonades, biting into sweet watermelon ... this would be a medium pink with a yellow duo chrome.
9.  party lite:  imagine partying all night long. its pitch black out (no, YOU'RE not blacked out ...).  i imagine a black with a red duo chrome.
10.  mojito:  refreshing, minty summer beverage.  imagine the perfect mint leaf green.  add a light green duo chrome in there which reminds me of the actual drink.


I feel like slipping into a black bikini now ...

oh.  & if you have inspiration buzzing in your big ole' brain, then you can write a post about YOUR  makeup collection.. Hey. It might be the perfect collection to actually be MADE & you own!! then you can link your blog post over at Bokeh Face.  but hurry you sexy kittens.  the last day to get creative is May 01, 2011

Giveaways - 04.15

7 Full sized Noella Beauty Pigments over at Noella Beauty Works.  ends 04.17

2 Stila Palettes will be given away over at Makeup Bunny.  ends 04.24

1 Motherease AIO diaper over at Love You Always & Forever.  ends 05.03

5 Bokeh Face pigments over at Toxid-lotus.  ends 05.04

{review} Thirsties Duo Diaper

We own three Thirsties Duo diapers, their version of a Pocket diaper.  Two in size 1 and one in size 2 (which we haven't used yet because its new and about to be prepped within the next day or so).  We own cool stripes (size 1), blackbird (size 1) & meadow (size 2).  When they arrived,  they all came packaged up in cute ribbon.

Price:   $18.50 for solid color.  $19.50 for prints.  Although other retailers might give or take a dollar here or there, but this is the price I have seen.

Materials:  Outside Shell is 100% PUL.  Against babies bottom is 100% Polyester Microfleece, although when it arrived, the Polyester Microfleece was super soft and felt like heaven!! After a few washes ... the microfleece has thinned out and pilled up, which makes the inside not as soft and cozy anymore.  This does NOT effect the way the diaper absorbs though.


The two inserts are different from eachother.  They snap together.  One insert is 55% Hemp & 45% Cotton and is safe against babies bottom & takes several washes and dries to be fully absorbant.  The other insert is 100% polyester-microfiber which is NOT safe agasint babies bottom.  The inserts are very thin, which makes me weary.  Typically, Colton can go a few hours with zero leaks with a typical microfiber insert in any other diaper.  Just ONE.  But in the Thirsties Duo Diaper, the inserts are so thin that they NEED to be snapped together to get the same absorbancy as any other brand  of one microfiber.   This sort of annoys me honestly.  I wish we just needed to use one or the other.  But thankfuly the snapped inserts are thin enough that its not bulky.

Features:  This diaper has a few different features.
Like I meantioned above, two inserts that snap together.   You don't find that in many, or actually any .. pocket diaper.   The inserts are thin enough that its fine between babies legs.  But on the negative side, the inserts leak on us.  The diaper holds one pee session and if I don't catch the diaper right away (hey, who checks their babies diaper every 30 minutes? Hell no. Not me!)  & he finishes that pee later on ... the whole top area is soaked.  =[  So this diaper is good for a few hours, but after that ... expect a leak.  Unless I have the wrong size.  I'll talk about size down below.
Leg gussets are a total score!!  I love leg gussets in diapers!!! We have very few diapers with leg gussets.  When Colton was exclusivly breastfed and had major poop explosions,  I can honestly say he had ZERO blow outs!!!  This diaper fit amazingly tight against his chubby legs.  There was going to be NO blowouts what so ever!!



The pocket on this diaper is duo ended.  Meaning, in my words, opened in the front & back.  Its for laundry purposes so that the inserts can tumble their way out in the wash from either end, but that does ME no good since I personally take each and every insert out and separate everything.  I have OCD in the laundry department.  I even have to make sure our shirts are flattened out and de-wrinkled, as well as underwear turned inside out.  LOL.  But to get back on subject, I have to say this is the only diaper that we own that has a duo pocket opening, which by the way, is super hard to stuff.  I am tiny.  I have tiny small hands.  But our size 1's are difficult to stuff.  I won't allow my husband to stuff these diapers because his hands are HUGE! He would get like 4 fingers in the diaper and thats IT!  I hope size 2 is a better stuff.  I do however LOVE the flap on the inside front of the diaper, to hold the inserts in.  Clever because now the insert has no way of leaving the front of the diaper when in use.





Sizing:  There are 2 sizes in this diaper.  Size 1 (6-18 lbs) & Size 2 (18-40 lbs).  Each diaper has 3 snaps to adjust the height.  The size 1, I swear, WILL fit a newborn.  I do believe this diaper is true to size when it says it will fit 6 lbs.  When snapped all the way down, Size 1 is about as tiny as my tiny hand.

super tiny. awwwww.

Largest setting.  Colton is about 18 lbs and growing out of this largest setting.  Butt Crack now shows!! Which is why I am thankful for the size 2 that arrived.  Which is a possibility as to why this diaper leaks on us.  

Very trim all around though.  This is a good diaper for under pants.


You can adjust the diaper around the waist with velcro only.  I love velcro, but not Thirsties.  The velcro, or aplix, is very very weak.  It takes nothing to get these babies undone.

If I tighten the aplix any tighter, his legs will loose circulation.  So, he has a gap there.  Which might be due to leaking as well. 


Night Time Diaper?  Oh NO!!!  Unless you stuff another one or two inserts in.  In which case, forget it.  This is a nap time diaper.  In our house, morning nap only since morning naps are 1 hour.

Laundry:  These diapers only come in aplix.  There are laundry tabs.  YAY!! But ... they come undone with most washes.  Like I meantioned above, the aplix, or velcro, is weak.  There are no special instructions to wash and dry.  Just the typical.  Wash in warm or hot water.  Dry in dryer or hang to dry.  I typically wash on hot and dry the inserts in the dryer.  The pockets or shells, get dried in the dryer once a month or so otherwise they are hung to dry.  The Jersey Hemp still comes out damp from the dryer so I always have to hang dry that for another 2 hours to fully dry.

Score:  3/5

Where to Buy:  Online retailers or you can stop by the Thirsties Website and see what stores around your area sells them.  I have seen Thirsties diapers on Fluff Envy, Cotton Babies, Kelly's Closet, and more.

Will I recommend you buy this diaper?:  Meh.  Yes & No.  There are bright colors & adorable prints.  If you can shell out almost $20 for a diaper that lasts during the day a few hours tops, then go for it.  But honestly NO if you are a family who is out and about all the time and/or your don't have time to change diapers every hour.  This diaper may be better in the toddler range because they pee much less and you have to change them much less often typically.  I would get more size 2's to add to our collection for when Colton is older.