Thursday, August 27, 2015

Review/Giveaway Ecobloomers Cloth Diapers


I have very few materialistic desires in life. I don’t wear jewelry, I own 2 pairs of shoes, I rotate a small wardrobe, and stamp collecting has never really looked like much fun. The single product I can think of that fits the bill of some sort of active consumerism on my part, is cloth diapers. I want them all. I want all the prints, and types and colors and brands.

The thing about cloth diapers though, is they have to be equal parts functional as they are pretty. So in that respect, I still like to try out a brand here and there before I’m going to stock up.

When I first started my cloth ‘journey’ I was pregnant with my second. I heard a handful of brand names thrown around, some high end and some are what are considered “china cheapies”, and along with those there were maybe 3 WAHM (work at home mom) type business brands.

Amongst the WAHM brands, I heard the name EcoBloomers tossed about the Facebook diaper swap sites. I knew it to be a fellow military spouse and made note to try her diapers when I got the chance. Unfortunately, due to financial reasons, most of my stash is preloved. I have very few, if any, bought new.

Scrolling through Facebook sometime last year, I saw a post from EcoBloomers that said they were relocating to Fort Irwin. Hey, that’s where I live!! I couldn’t wait to meet her. I had been drooling over her creations for quite some time at that point.

While I never had the pleasure of getting close with Hayley, we met numerous times and ran in the same social circles. The cloth community is fairly small as it is in the ‘real world’ and even smaller in our desolate desert surroundings, so we attended the same groups around town.

EcoBloomers pre-loved fluff!


The first diaper I had the pleasure of trying of hers is a few years old, and second hand. A good friend gave it to me. Her daughter’s legs were just far too skinny for the leg holes. It luckily fit my chunky girl just fine. It was never meant to be for review but I just wanted to mention it because it is one of my favorite diapers. Although it is a few years old, and been used and washed numerous times, it is holding up fabulously.

When Hayley asked me to try out one of her new diapers for review I was very honored! She had a pink polka dot one size Pocket style diaper picked out for the occasion, and let me choose between white or blue snaps on it. I chose the stylish blue snaps.

When I went to pick the diaper up, she was super nice and excited for the opportunity. I’m pretty sure she didn't realize I was much more stoked than she was.

The diaper was so adorable in person. Its color schemes was very pin-up 50’s style in my mind. The inside was lined with a fabric I hadn’t come across previously in diapers. It was almost like a jersey mesh. I found that interesting.

It fit my daughter and her chunky thighs, beautifully! It moves around with her ever mobile self without any issues. My daughter wore this diaper for probably about 5 hours the first time, which included a nap (might as well test it against the big guns!) and we had no leaks at all.

Now this diaper has been worn and washed a half dozen times, and it is not anything less than it was brand new.

I would definitely recommend EcoBloomers for handmade custom cloth diapers.

It is important to remember that no two diaper is going to be 100% the same, and small irregularities, that in no way effect the functionality of the diaper, are to be expected. I actually appreciate them. I love seeing that someone poured their time and love into an item I own - it makes it all that more special.

I can’t wait to get my hands on a few more of these gorgeous and unique diapers. Many of Hayley’s diapers appear to be in the to $30 range, however the one I reviewed is only $16.

EcoBloomers offers custom made diapers in addition to the rest of her stock. Want a diaper made from real recycled military uniform, or your old band Tshirt? Ecobloomers is definitely your go to shop!

If you'd like a chance to get your hands on an EcoBloomers diaper for your own, read on - we've got a great Giveaway for you!








EcoBloomers is letting us giveaway this wonderful skull and roses print OS pocket cloth diaper, aptly called "Circle of Life" ($24 value)! 


To enter the giveaway, leave a comment in this entry as instructed by the Rafflecopter, then leave the name you commented under and your email in the box in the Rafflecopter entry. (This allows us to contact you if you win!)  This will open up additional optional entries to increase your odds of winning.

This giveaway is open to US RESIDENTS ONLY
and will end just before midnight ET on 9-10-15. 


The winners will be notified by email within 24 hours after the end of the giveaway.  In order to claim the giveaway prize, the winner will need to respond within 24 hours of notification, or an alternate winner will be selected.

Once the winner(s) have responded and confirm, their first name will be posted on our Giveaways page. 

Good luck everyone! a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

69 comments:

  1. These look like great diapers! I love the cute patterns.

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  2. The "Who You Callin' ELF" diaper would be adorable for Christmas!

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  3. I never tried cloth diapers with my daughters when they were babies, I always thought it would lead to a big mess. Glad that these work well and they're cute too! #ProductReviewParty

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  4. I would love to try it, it would be my first time.TY
    liahec@yahoo.com

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  5. No need of these diapers, but they sure are super cute! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  6. I like the design of the "Plum Posy" =)

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  7. I'd love either the cloth on my bum ones or mustaches! Anything mustaches!

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  8. After dark? There are so many cute ones it was hard to choose.

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  9. OMG I love the Circle of Life print!! It's so punk!!

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  10. I'm not sure if my last comment went through since I don't see it :(

    BLUEBIRD is to DIE for <3

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  11. There was so many prints that I love! The Sons of Anarchy, and walking dead, to the After Dark; so hard to choose just one. I wish more of her prints were in stock!

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  12. I would love this for my niece who will be born in a couple months!

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  13. I love the cloth on my bum, worn by my mum design!

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  14. The designs are so cool, I really like the Katniss print

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  15. I love the toothless print and foxxy.

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  16. Oh my gosh, I love all the different prints! My favorite is secret garden :)

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  17. Cute designs!
    If your looking for another LINK UP party to join in with, I'd love to have you on board at #frifree4all - All posts welcome.
    The link up is now live over at http://snaphappybakes.com/upcycling-frifree4all-sept-4th-17th/ Hope to see you there :-)

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  18. I love the bluebird design! They are all so cute.

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  19. I love the Chloe design! So elegant!

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  20. My favorite is the "cloth on my bum, breastmilk in my tum, worn by my mum"...but I love all the prints that match Tula prints, too!

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  21. I am not a huge fan of the large flowery prints, but I LOVE LOVE the toothless print, and Secret Garden is so beautiful! I also love the Foxy and Foxxy, and Aurora is so pretty. There is a large variety of types of prints, which is cool because it can grab the attention of tons of different people.

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  22. How adorable! When my kids were in diapers, 13 years ago, I used cloth for quite a while. I liked that it was easier on the environment and cheaper. But those diapers were nothing like these! These are so cool!

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  23. I love the toothless one. These are so cute!

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  24. Love the Power Up! design.
    mcfallsk8er[at]aim[dot]com

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  25. Asher dark and ahoi knots are my faves. But I think I NEED the dino tale diaper.

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  26. Asher dark and ahoi knots are my faves. But I think I NEED the dino tale diaper.

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  27. Ok, the Secret Garden and Lotus are GORGEOUS!!
    Thank you for introducing me to the beauties! ♡

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  28. Ok, the Secret Garden and Lotus are GORGEOUS!!
    Thank you for introducing me to the beauties! ♡

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  29. ahoi and bluebird! So hard to decide though.

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  31. Such a great idea! I wish I'd had these when my kids were babies.

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  32. We had nothing so stylish when my son was little. These are adorable. Thanks for sharing your post at the #AnythingGoes Link Party.

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  33. All of the prints are so fun! Galactica is awesome.

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  34. I can't live any longer without this print. Please help me. ×_×

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  35. Would Love to try these! Bliss Bouquet is my favorite!

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  36. I love both the galactica print, and fireflies and magenta trees. Beautiful

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  37. I love both the galactica print, and fireflies and magenta trees. Beautiful

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  38. I really like Summer Love, Summer Nights Blue, and Playful Foxes! Amazing designs!

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  39. Up and Away and Bluebird are fantastic!

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  40. Those are the most beautiful cloth diapers I've ever seen!
    I am honored to call Hayley from EcoBloomers a close friend of mine and know first hand about the love and passion she has for cloth diapers and making them.
    I also love how beautifully detailed and written this review is!

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  41. I love the "Power Up" Diaper!!!

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  42. These prints are so unique! Looking forward to trying them.

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  43. It's sold out, but I LOVE "Lovely Rascals." Thanks for the giveaway!

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  44. I love the "secret garden" print diaper

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  45. I love up and away and summer love

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  46. The circle of life is awesome, but I'm really hoping mustaches gets more stock soon!

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  47. Ive never tried cloth diapers, I cant wait to win a giveaway and be able to try one risk free. This one is beautiful.

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  48. I love the bluebird pattern. It's so unique!

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  49. I love the bluebird pattern. It's so unique!

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  50. I love the lotus print! Its so different and cute!

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  51. I love the secret squirrels design!! (:

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  52. I love the secret squirrels design!! (:

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  53. I'm torn between Expecto Patronum and Zombie Rules!

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  54. http://www.ecobloomers.com/collections/135415-all-products/products/4124792-galactica-nb-fitted
    its so beautiful!!!

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  55. There are so many designs I would love to have it's hard to choose! I really like the Power Up! design and it's one my geeky husband might get excited about too!

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