Friday, August 21, 2009

Softbums Review & Giveaway! CLOSED


I've recently had a chance to try the Softbums Perfect Fit All in 2. I had contacted the owner a while ago & was thrilled when she agreed to let me do a review/giveaway of her fantastic one size diaper. Sarah sent me a Red (firecracker) Diaper. When we opened the package, I was shocked at how tiny it looked. Marissa thought it was for her dolls. This is the first one size diaper I have ever seen that can get tiny enough to fit a preemie.

I always like to try to figure out how a new diaper works before reading the instructions. I knew this diaper was a different kind of one size than I have ever tried before, but I really didn't know how it worked. I pulled gently on the leg elastic & it expanded the size of the diaper. After a bit of examination, I discovered that there was a small opening in the front seam of the diaper where I was able to access the elastic and the little snuggers. By the time I found the snuggers, I had made the diaper too big, so I quickly adjusted it back down to a smaller size. I was amazed at how easy it was to make the diaper bigger or smaller. I was also pleasantly surprised to find that the diaper STAYS at whatever size you adjust it to.

Not only is the one size shell different than any diaper I've ever used before, the insert is totally different too. One side is microfiber and the other side is fleece. The fleece sides goes against the baby's skin & keeps baby feeling dry. The insert is almost twice as long as the diaper shell, this too was slightly confusing at first, but I soon realized that the insert is designed to snap to the back of the shell and then you fold the insert to fit the baby. The diaper also came with a hemp doubler. Here is a video that shows the diaper in action, it gives a GREAT total overview of how this diaper works. Softbums is an evolving diaper. Sarah has plans to be offering the snap version shown in the video on her website soon & cute print options are also in the works.





Melanie has now worn this diaper quite a few times. The very first time she wore it of course she pooped. The insert is plenty large enough to protect the shell, so the shell needed no rinsing. I put the shell in the dirty bucket & was able to easily rinse the solids from the insert into the toilet. The next time she wore the diaper was for a nap. This was an unplanned 3 1/2 hr nap that started in the car, so in total she was actually in the diaper for about 4 1/2 hrs. When I took the diaper off it was HEAVY, but I was pleased that both the outside of the shell & her clothes were totally dry. I wanted to try reusing the shell without washing, so I set it aside to air. A few hours later, I put the shell back on Melanie with a prefold inside....I only have one insert. I was pleasantly surprised how well it worked!! I definitely plan to invest in a couple more inserts! The big test for any diaper is overnight, Melanie sleeps with Hubby & I, so I really have to trust a diaper before I'm willing to try it overnight. Since the diaper had performed so well at naptime, I decided to give it a try for a full night! With the hemp doubler & microfiber/fleece insert in the diaper, Melanie slept for 10 1/2 hrs and woke with dry jammies!!! This is a GREAT diaper!!
I'm not really a fan of Aplix, I always prefer snaps, but I've found that the quality of the Aplix and laundry closures makes all the difference in the world. The Softbums Aplix is very high quality! There is a crossover tap on one side that makes it possible to use this diaper on a baby with a very tiny waist. We were fortunate every time Melanie wore this diaper she left the Aplix alone. I'm sure she could remove this diaper if she wanted, maybe she has finally outgrown that stage or maybe this diaper was just so comfy she didn't feel the need to take it off. The Aplix stayed firmly attached to the laundry tabs in the washer & dryer every time.


Favorite Things about Softbums:
Unlimited adjustability
Bright Colors
Trim Fit
Superior wetness protection
Great package options
Made in the USA

Buy it!!! The Basic package retails for $33.92 on the Softbums website and includes a one size shell & three microfiber/fleece inserts. That is THREE diaper changes for less than $34! Shells and inserts can also be purchased separately. Check out the bamboo insert & her amazingly low priced wet bags!!!

Win it!!! Sarah has generously offered one of my readers a Softbum's basic package in your choice of color. Mandatory entry for the Giveaway....go to the Softbums website to check out all the color options, then come back & tell me what color you would choose & why. This must be done before any other entries will count. After the mandatory entry, you are welcome to do as many or as few of the extra entries as you wish.

Bonus entry...if you added my button to your sidebar & left a comment on this post BEFORE the start of the giveaway leave a comment with the word BONUS.

Extra Entries: Leave a separate comment for each thing you complete
Follow my blog publicly(1 entry)
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Follow me on Twitter (1 entry)
Follow Softbums on Twitter (1 entry)
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Subcribe to my blog by e-mail (1 entry)
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Grab my button & put it on your sidebar, leave a link to where I can find it (1 entry)
Tweet about this giveaway, leave the link to your tweet (1 entry per day)
Tweet about this giveaway during the #clothdiapers chat on Monday nights, be sure to use the hashtag & leave a link to your tweet (1 entry each Monday night)
Tell me one fact from Sarah's Softbum Cloth Diapering Book (2 entries)
Blog about this giveaway, link back to this post & to Softbums, leave me the link (3 entries)
Make a purchase from Softbums and tell me what you bought...this will be verified (5 entries)

This giveaway will end at 11:59 pm on Monday September 7th! The winner will be chosen using Random.org & will have 48 hours to respond to my e-mail. Be sure to include an e-mail address in each of your entries if it is not visible in your blog profile.

341 comments:

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JanMary said...

Glad to be past this stage!

Sarah J. said...

My favorite color is orange,so I like the nuclear pumpkin. But I would have to choose firecracker red because I don't have any red dipes yet.
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Sarah J. said...

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Stacy Whalen said...

I've been singing softbums praises for a while! I am glad the word is getting out about these diapers. I'd like to try Snowcone color because it could work for girl or boy, and I like blues!

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tweeted today
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Stacy Whalen said...

Fact from Sarah's book:
Only 7% of babies had diaper rash before 1960 when disposables were introduced.
(Entry 1)

Stacy Whalen said...

Fact from Sarah's book:
Only 7% of babies had diaper rash before 1960 when disposables were introduced.
(Entry 2)

Melissa said...

I like the lime green one. It's so brite!

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Emi said...

I'd have to get the Lime diaper, since I don't own a lime diaper!

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Madison said...

I like the firecracker because I only have 1 other diaper that color and its GN.

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Madison said...

I learned from Softbums that babies with thinner legs do better with fitteds and covers...something I would never have known because my son has chunky thighs! #1

Madison said...

I learned from Softbums that babies with thinner legs do better with fitteds and covers...something I would never have known because my son has chunky thighs! #2

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momof3munchkins said...

I would pick the sage b/c it is gender neutral and it's a cute color!

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momof3munchkins said...

Fact from her book: Making and using disposables amounts to 2.3 times more water wasted than cloth.

momof3munchkins said...

Fact from her book: Making and using disposables amounts to 2.3 times more water wasted than cloth.

Lauren said...

I like the lime

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Jackie at 3littleones said...

i love the bubblegum color :)

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also - I picked bubblegum b/c its my girls favorite color (pink)! I hit enter on my previous entry before I could finish my typing (that what crying babies do to me sometimes - lol!)

Jackie at 3littleones said...

in her book it says if you use fitted, you will need about 12 diapers a day plus 4-5 covers/day.

Jackie at 3littleones said...

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Jennifer said...

I would pick Snowcone because we don't have any quite that color:)

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fancygrlnancy said...

I would pick sage. Its a nice color and it will work for my guy and easily work for our next (boy or girl)
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fancygrlnancy said...

FACT #1
Disposable diapers contain traces of Dioxin, an extremely toxic by-product of the paper bleaching process. It is a carcinogenic chemical, listed by the EPA as the most toxic of all cancer linked chemicals. It is banned in most countries, but not the US. YUCK!!!

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fancygrlnancy said...

FACT #2
Disposable diapers contain traces of Dioxin, an extremely toxic by-product of the paper bleaching process. It is a carcinogenic chemical, listed by the EPA as the most toxic of all cancer linked chemicals. It is banned in most countries, but not the US. YUCK!!!

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Rebecca1217 said...

I'd love to try this diaper in red, all our diapers are blue and green.

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Gigi said...

I would like a Snowcone diaper. I have a Firecracker dipe and absolutely LOVE it. I feel like it is DD's most comfortable diaper. I'd like a fairly neutral cover so that she can wear it under different dresses w/o a problem.
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momof3munchkins said...

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Gigi said...

It costs approximately $450 to use disposable diapers on a baby for the first 3 months alone.
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Gigi said...

cloth diapering fact #2
It costs approximately $450 to use disposable diapers on a baby for the first 3 months alone.
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BabeeLove said...

I would choose Nuclear Pumpkin. I love bright colors. Also if we have another child, orange is pretty gender neutral.
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Jamie said...

I would have to pick firecracker because I love red diapers.
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Holly Noelle @ Domestic Dork said...

I'd pick Nuclear Pumpkin b/c I love orange and I love the name! lol

Carrie said...

I'm so torn! I love both Nuclear Pumpkin (because orange is my favorite color) & Firecracker because we don't have a red diaper in our stash yet. Who am I kidding? I love red nearly as much as orange! Okay, I'd chose firecracker, really. :)

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Jess said...

either lime or firecracker

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Carrie said...

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Jess said...

Disposable diapers contain Tributyl-tin (TBT) - a toxic pollutant known to cause hormonal problems in humans and animals

Jess said...

Disposable diapers contain Tributyl-tin (TBT) - a toxic pollutant known to cause hormonal problems in humans and animals #2

Carrie said...

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Emi said...

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Marin said...

I would choose sage, b4ecause I could use it for my son now and also my daughter, due in January.

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scottandrae1 said...

I like the butter cup, its nice and pretty and gender nutral.

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Justine said...

I would choose Nuclear Pumpkin. I would choose it to be different, most girls wear pink and I think it would be cute with my daughters slight strawberry blonde hair

Justine said...

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Marin said...

I think the most disturbing facts are the ones about the chemicals in disposable diapers, such as sodium polyacrylate. Yikes!

Marin said...

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Kelli said...

Beaner would love the kiwi! He doesn't have any green diapers right now!

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Crissy said...

I would chose Ocean. We don't have any blues in our stash and this would look great on my daughter and future blue eyed babies!

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Crissy said...

Manufacturers of DD use 3.4 BILLION GALLONS of oil and over 250,000 TREES a YEAR to make diapers!!! That's insane!

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Crissy said...

Manufacturers of DD use 3.4 BILLION GALLONS of oil and over 250,000 TREES a YEAR to make diapers!!! That's insane!

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Christina C. said...

I would have to say I LOVE the Lime color!!
Green is my favorite color and it is so much fun for my 2 boys!

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Jackie at 3littleones said...

i blogged this giveaway (1)

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i blogged giveaway (2)

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i blogged giveaway (3)
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Slee said...

i'd pick ocean because i don't have a diaper that color and it is quite lovely. that, and because my next favorite color is pink, but spouse wouldn't htink that was spifftastic.

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Slee said...

fact re: wool diapers. "Natural antibacterial and antimicrobial properties to keep wool fresh and clean without washing for weeks."
i didn't know about the natural anti-nastihood of it all. now i'm more enticed by it's wooly goodness.

Slee said...

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Anna said...

I would choose firecracker because Fi needs a few more Husker red diapers for game days :)

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Amanda said...

I'd choose the lime green, since DS just outgrew his lime green diaper!

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liz said...

I am a big fan of the green would look great with DD skin since we rarely wear cloths.

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GirlHouse said...

Ocean! It is such a beautiful blue!

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