Today I am going to do a review on some products that I got sent from Green Mountain Diapers! (Bare with me as this is only my second review, and very first giveaway!!) Green Mountain Diapers (also known as GMD) are an online natural cloth diaper store. They believe that for baby’s safety, cloth diapers should not have any color dye in the cotton fabric that goes against your babies skin. I absolutely love that! My daughter is sensitive to red dyes, and it really makes me feel better knowing that it is not going to be completely against her sensitive skin!
A paragraph that I really like from their website is: “GMD prefers natural fiber reusable diapers. We sell quality products that meet CPSIA standards only. Choose your baby’s most important wardrobe elements wisely and with confidence from GMD. Information is important. Everything is revealed up-front at GMD – from country of origin to fabric content.” I believe that natural fibers are the best ones to put on your child, not microfiber! (Which, feel free to correct me on this, is actually pretty harsh for their skin, not to mention full of chemicals).
I must say that their Customer Service is absolutely amazing! The same Lady, Karen, emailed me back every time, and she was very thorough and nice about everything. She even asked questions specific to my daughters size and what we prefer, to help us find products we love! With every order they send a free “Quick Start Guide” which covers the basics of Prepping, Washing, choosing detergent, and elastic + heat! I really enjoyed reading this paper and as astonished to see that they also included a huge packet of information called the “How-To Booklet“. The How-To Booklet went over prepping all different kinds of diapers, washing, choosing/using detergent, How to change a baby, wool care, and pages of Questions & Answers! This booklet totals to about 16 pages. It has a great amount of useful information, and it is free once you add it into your online cart! (Oh, and did I mention their shipping is only $4.95 unless you spend $75? Then it’s free!) If you have any questions or concerns, you can email GMD at: Support@greenmountaindiapers.com.
So, on to the review! Green Mountain Diapers were nice enough to send me TWO Mommy’s Touch Covers, White Workhorse Fitteds in ‘Medium’, TWO Cloth-eez Bamboo Rayon/Cotton Prefolds, and a free set of blue pins (The pins come with every order)! I am SO thankful to be able to review these amazing products, and although I was sent them for free, it does not change my opinion of them whatsoever!
When I found out that I was getting sent these products, I literally checked the mail EVERYDAY waiting for them to come! Then finally one day, the mail person knocked on my door, and the package was there!
As soon as I got the package, I grabbed a pair of scissors, and cut it right open! That is when I saw the really awesome informative papers!
I got so excited reading through those that I almost forgot about the packages! The most exciting part! All the packages were wrapped with plastic, and neatly folded!
I was so eager to get my items out of the package! and the first thing I noticed was how soft everything was! Like seriously, the softest diaper fabric I have ever felt!!
Let’s review everything individually, and I must say that it may mainly be pictures 🙂
The Mommy’s Touch Covers are first! I received two of these awesome covers! The purple-blue one is “Storm Cloud” and the pink one is “Baby Pink”. Both of these covers look slightly different depending on if I use flash or not! Storm Cloud is a gender neutral purple-blue color, yet in most photographs it tends to look more blue, especially with flash. See here:
See how it seems to be three different colors? It is really the same color! It just depends on the light, the camera, and if you are using flash or not! The pink also has a difference, though it isn’t as significant.
See the differences in the pinks? I believe (at least to my eyes) it is a lighter pink than what GMD has posted, but it it is still true to its name, and is a beautiful color.
These covers consist of Two layers of very soft and non-crinkly PUL waterproofed polyester! The PUL on these covers does not show, it is covered PUL! It is actually even more covered than normal, so it lasts longer!
I personally like this type of cover because I feel like it holds more urine, but I also do not like how I cannot just wipe it out and have it dry instantly like other PUL covers.
I really did like these covers, I just wish they had the middle rise snaps like other OS covers do, so it wouldn’t be so big! My daughter seemed to enjoy these covers as well!
As you can see, the cover fit her pretty well! It was not gapping, and fit great around her small waist, and plump belly! I personally prefer the pink one though 😉
In a simple list, here are the Pro’s and Con’s:
- The 3 rows of snaps make it so you can have a more customized fit
- NO LEAKS! Even overnight!
- There is extra room to add more fluff
- It fits my daughter about perfectly
- There is extra PUL
- I wish it had snaps for the rise
- The PUL doesn’t instantly dry for the next prefold/fitted
- The colors show up differently in pictures.
Easy Use: 5 (Very easy, you just snap on!)
Fit: 4 (I wish it had snaps for the rise)
No Leaks/Leak Protection: 5 (No leaks!)
Is it worth the money?: Yes, I do believe so. (Even though I was gifted this cover, I would definitely buy more if it was in our budget.)
Style: 4 (They have some cute prints, but otherwise I find them a little plain.)
Overall, these covers are really great, and I will definitely keep using them!
Now, onto.. *drumroll*.. THE FITTED!
I received this AMAZING Cloth-eez White Workhouse Fitted! This fitted is optical-brightener free, Chlorine free, and 100% Pure cotton! The first thing I noticed were that the snaps were covered by cotton, that means that the snaps would not dig into my daughters skin! I very much appreciated that! This fitted held up overnight when paired with a wool cover, which never happens! We almost always constantly have leaks overnight. My daughter has very runny stools most of the time, and this fitted even held her poop in! Another bonus point!
The size that I was gifted, was a size large, which means it has brown stitching!
This fitted is SUPER soft, and I feel comfortable having it against my daughters most sensitive parts, unlike some other diapers that I have tried.
This diaper is made out of a prefold diaper material, you can especially tell in the back!
If you look closely, you can see the 8 layer soaker outlined in the back of the fitted. Once you open up the fitted, you can see the soaker is folded inside, and all you have to do is unfold it!
Remember though, with fitteds, you HAVE to use a cover if you are going to keep it on for long periods of time (such as a nap or bed time). We have used this fitted without a cover while my daughter was running around and playing. I loved how it did not leak, but was still thin enough to the point where her skin could breathe through it, and it did not make her diaper stink like ammonia! My daughter likes to sit in different, uncomfortable (in my opinion) positions, and this fitted still contours to her body perfectly!
It even looks super trim under covers!
My daughter does not wear pants often when we are in the house, she prefers dresses or shirts, so that is why we did not get a picture of her with the fitted in a pair of pants, once I do, I will update this review 🙂
- It fits very well to my daughter body
- IT HELD UP OVERNIGHT
- It is made of 100% cotton
- No dye’s in my daughters most sensitive area
- It has snaps, so I do not need to mess with pins
- It is a little “poofy” near my daughters private area, I think it is just it due to being a little big.
- It is sized so once she outgrows it, I will have to buy another.
Easy Use: 3.5 (You just snap on the baby, but you also have to have a cover, and my daughter hates laying down for so long.)
Fit: 4.5 (It fits almost perfect, but will continue to be a little big until she gains more weight.)
No Leaks/Leak Protection: 5 (No leaks!!)
Is it worth the money?: Yes, especially for being under $10! (Even though I was gifted this cover, I am definitely going to be buying more for our stash.)
Style: 2 (It is really plain, but I very much like how there are no dyes in the diaper, besides the brown stitching.)
Overall, I really love this fitted, and I am going to purchase more for myself, and to give away as gifts!
Okay guys, thank you for sticking with me. There is one more product I am going to review before I introduce you to the giveaway and it is: Cloth-eez Bamboo Rayon/Organic Cotton blend prefolds! These babies just arrived on GMD Jan 20th of this year! I am one of the few people that have reviewed them online so far, and I must say that it is a honor!
These prefolds are made from 55% bamboo rayon and45% organic unbleached cotton, so they are a blend. This has to be my favorite blend, I even prefer these to my hemp prefolds! They are quite large at first, but once you wash them, they really shrink up. We were given a size medium, and at first look I was worried we had gotten the wrong size!
The prefolds were very long, but were very thick once I tri-folded them.
We do not usually use prefolds, but I did really like these. They are very silky, soft, and absorb a ton of urine. I found that putting these inside of a pocket diaper worked so much better for us than using microfiber inserts!
My favorite way to use a prefold though is with a Snappi. Since these prefolds are very silky, I found it a little harder than normal to make the Snappi work, but my daughter wiggles too much to use a pin!
The Snappi did eventually work though, and fit very well under a Flip cover!
My daughter kept wiggling too much for me to get a good picture of her in the prefold and cover, but I got a couple of them!
These prefolds held up during a nap time, and there were no leaks, which I was absolutely happy about!
Lets compare the prefold in a cover, to the fitted in a cover, they are both very trim!
- Very Trim
- Holds a ton of Urine!
- No leaks
- Goes great against my daughters skin
- Is not too big, or too small.
- Snappi does not hold very well
- It is very long, so I have to fold it, but that is alright as it is even more protection.
Easy Use: 2.5 (I do not like prefolds, and I hate having to lay them inside of a cover, then putting the cover on the baby.)
Fit: 4. (It fits fairly well, it is just a bit too long.)
No Leaks/Leak Protection: 5 (No leaks!!)
Is it worth the money?: If you like prefolds, then yes. I MAY buy a couple more in place of microfiber inserts.
I am sorry that the Prefold post was not as long, as I have stated above, I do not like prefolds.
Overall, I VERY much loved all of the products that I received, and I hope that you like them too!
Also, with every purchase (only one set of pins per cart.) you get a set of blue diaper pins!
Now onto the giveaway.
GIVEAWAY, SPONSORED BY GREEN MOUNTAIN DIAPERS
Enter the Raffle-copter below for your chance to win TWO brand new Mommy’s Touch Covers (in the colors shown in my review above), one bamboo prefold, and a set of blue diaper pins!
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Good luck, and Happy Winning!