As I am sure you all know by now, my family uses cloth diapers on both of our babies. This was a decision that was made out of financial necessity at first. We had just had Sophie we found out 3 months later that we were pregnant AGAIN. Well, the cost of using disposable diapers for 2 very different sized children would be astronomical, and we were more than a little bit stressed about how we would accomplish this. We're a one income family, so every penny counts! An old friend that I grew up with introduced me to the idea of cloth diapers. I had heard of cloth before, but had the image of big diaper pins, prefolds, and squeaky rubber pants in my head. You know, old-school cloth that our grandparents used about a million years ago! I was NOT enthusiastic about this option...Until she came up from the Carolinas to visit, fluff-butted babies in tow. I had never seen a modern cloth diaper in action until then, and once I saw the adorable colors and prints and plush, cuddly fabrics, I was hooked! I knew then I wanted to use cloth on my babies.
There are a lot of common misconceptions about cloth diapering. People think they're stinky, hard to clean, leaky, gross, old-fashioned...And these stereotypes couldn't be more wrong! Cloth diapering has come a long way, baby! Modern cloth is easy to use, easy to clean, and doesn't have to involve gigantic pins or nasty rubber pants. And not only is cloth reusable and will save a TON of money over the diapering career of your baby, it is also better for baby! Cloth diapers do not contain all of the nasty chemicals found in their disposable counterparts, which makes for less rashes and irritation on baby's delicate little booty! They're also much more comfortable than scratchy paper diapers!
If that wasn't a good enough reason to consider using cloth, consider the amount of waste disposable diapers add to the world's landfills every single day. If the average child uses 10 diapers a day, and there are millions of babies globally, that amounts to a LOT of diapers being discarded! Did you know that a single disposable diaper can take up to 500 YEARS to biodegrade? Yes, I said 500 years! That's a long time, and if you consider all the disposable diapers used by generations of babies and thrown away, that's an enormous amount of trash! So using cloth when possible is just common sense in my mind!
I am very excited about my next sponsor for the upcoming Christmas In July event! Lovely Pocket Diapers is a fantastic company whose mission is to provide families with high quality pocket diapers at an affordable price while reducing the waste added to the Earth's already brimming landfills. How cool is that?! Plus, the pocket diapers sold at Lovely Pocket Diapers are cute! They are available in bright, vibrant colors and fun prints that will make your baby's behind fluffily adorable! One of my favorite parts of cloth diapering is the cute factor. I love using diapers that are colorful and fun! Yes, a diaper can be a fashion statement in itself!
Lovely Pocket Diapers carries 2 different kinds of diapers. First, there is their classic line of pocket diapers. These diapers are available in both a wide range of solids and even some fun, playful prints! And for $7.00-$7.50 per diaper, you can build an entire stash without breaking the bank! Many similarly constructed diapers cost at least double, if not triple the price of these diapers!
But for those of us who like our diapers with a little something extra, Lovely Pocket Diapers also offers the Rave. This is the Rolls Royce of their diaper collection. Double row waist snaps, 4 rise snaps and double leg gussets make this line something to RAVE about!! The Rave is also available in a variety of solids and prints, and retails for between $12.00-$12.50 per diaper. This is an amazing price for such awesome features!
I was lucky enough to receive a Yellow Rave for review. Take a look at this awesome diaper!
I absolutely LOVE the Rave. When this adorable, cheerful looking diaper arrived, I couldn't wait to try it on my babies. The outer fabric is soft and silky to the touch, and the inner layer is a soft cotton material. Hidden beneath the outer layer of fabric is a layer of PUL, making the Rave waterproof. I absolutely love the additional row of snaps, as this allows finding the perfect size, whether you're diapering a newborn or an active toddler. This diaper is made to grow with your child! So really, if you own nothing but a stash of Raves, you're set from birth to potty-training!
My favorite feature of all would have to be the double leg gussets. This is something that more diaper manufacturers should offer, but most do not. What is so great about double leg gussets? Simple. Baby poop can be runny at times, and can somehow migrate outside of the diaper onto chunky little thighs and down squirmy little legs. This can be a nightmare to clean up, and quite frankly, is really gross! Offering a double leg gusset in a diaper acts as an added barrier and helps keep nasty poop where it belongs: INSIDE the diaper! This feature definitely comes in handy with Xander, my 6 month old! He has some of the nastiest poo this side of Creation, and it often makes a HUGE mess! But with these great double leg gussets, the poop doesn't escape his diaper and get onto everything else, including him!
The Rave works well on both of my babies both for day and night time use. For night time, I do double up on the inserts for added absorbency. However, I do this will all of my overnight pocket diapers. Sophie is a heavy wetter, so I always prepare for such with both babies. This diaper has not leaked on me yet, and I have used it on both babies multiple times!
Here are some photos of Sophie wearing the Rave by Lovely Pocket Diapers:
Overall, I love this diaper. It offers premium features with an economical price tag. The Rave is a great diaper for those with multiple babies in cloth, since the sizing options are so varied due to extra row of snaps. The fit is relatively trim when stuffed with one insert, and not too terribly bulky when double stuffed. I was able to achieve the perfect fit on both of my babies effortlessly, and the Rave offers great protection against leaks. With all of the great features, bright colors and prints, and tiny price tag, I'd be crazy NOT to love this diaper! Lovely Pocket Diapers is a wonderful choice for your diapering needs, since they offer a highly effective, affordable, and adorable line of products!
I am pleased to announce that Lovely Pocket Diapers will be giving one lucky follower a Rave of their own during my Christmas In July event later this month! Be on the lookout soon for early extra entry opportunities for this and my other event sponsors!
In the meantime, here's how you can connect with Lovely Pocket Diapers!
HOW TO CONNECT:
You can purchase Lovely Pocket Diapers on their website.
You can also connect with them on Facebook and on twitter to stay on top of their latest products and promotions. FYI: Doing so NOW will put you one step ahead of the game once my Christmas In July event begins!
***Disclosure: I received a complimentary product to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
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