Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Product Feature Monday-AppleCheeks!

So I obviously didn't get this done on Monday, but that's ok, right?

Just take a look at that adorable makes everything better!

Here's the skinny on AppleCheeks. They are an envelope/insert system. They are called an envelope cover instead of a pocket because the seam is in the middle of the cover instead of the back. I just assumed it was for this reason, maybe it's a Canadian thing. AppleCheeks is a Canadian company and they are also manufactured in Canada.

What Makes AppleCheeks Different...

So the inside is made of an unbelievably soft fleece lining with this handy dandy opening right near the middle.

Insert half way in.
Fully stuffed and ready to go!
The genius of moving the pocket opening to the middle is that you don't need to pull the insert out before you toss it in the laundry. IT WILL UNSTUFF ITSELF IN THE WASHER! I know, can you believe it? Now if you're like my hubby, you might say, "it's not a big deal to unstuff the diaper and it's not like it saves me that much time." In my opinion, it's quite nice! It's just one more step to making cloth just as convenient as disposables. Just take the, a'hem, soiled diaper off your baby and throw it in the pail. (be sure to rinse any, a'hem, solids first)
I have not tried this, but I have heard that another option is to lay the insert on top of the cover for one change, then stuff it for the second.  That way you can get 2 diaper changes out of each cover...saving time AND money!

Also, I don't have any good pictures of this, because this particular day, Tyler was drooling down his tummy like CRAZY. But another great feature of Applecheeks is the way the elastic goes across the front of the cover.

And thirdly, the bamboo inserts are SO soft and TRIM! This is probably one of the trimmest diapers out there. I would say the trimmest, but I haven't tried them all, so I won't make that claim yet. If you're not going for a trim look, the hemp inserts are not quite as trim, but still a great option. They don't make them any more, but I still have some if you're interested and looking for a great deal.

I didn't try AppleCheeks until Tyler was 11 months old, so he was obviously already in size 2, but I'm really excited to try the size 1 with the next child. I think they would work fantastic on a newborn! Great, close fit without the bulk.

So there you go. Everything you needed to know about AppleCheeks on a Monday Wednesday.

If you're interested, you can place an order HERE for your very own AppleCheeks.

Happy Cloth Diapering!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Product Feature Mondays!

In an effort to get this blog really up and running again, I'm going to spend the next several weeks featuring one product every Monday. I'll talk about the advantages and why I love to use the it.
Today I'm going to start with the Moby Wrap.

This photo was taken a few weeks ago on our vacation to sunny California. From trekking through the airport, to taking a stroll on the beach, the Moby Wrap was immensely helpful on this trip.
It will probably be a VERY long time before we fly again, but I will never fly without using the Moby Wrap. I wouldn't be surprised if I try to carry a 15 year old Tyler through the airport on a future family vacation. I cannot express to you how easy it was to pull all our luggage while carrying a toddler. I can't imagine how difficult it would have been to carry him (killed my back/arms) or try to push a stroller while trying a carry everything else (crazy!). The one downside is that you have to take it off when going through security. But that wasn't a huge deal and I just waited to put it back on right before we boarded the plain. Again...SUPER helpful while waiting in line and boarding/finding our seat.

We were also fortunate enough to spend a couple days at a beach house on the coast (see above-I know, right?). I don't know if you know this, but beaches don't have sidewalks. This particular beach community had little paths through the grass. It was great to go on morning walks down to the beach. It was uneven terrain, steep stairs, and we actually had to climb down some rocks to get to the beach. That's right, these Missouri folks were itchin' to get our feet on some sand. We meant business and the Moby was perfect to have along.

Even if you're not galavanting around the country like we were, it's still great to use for a trip to the store. Pushing a stroller around stores in the mall isn't fun, but with the Moby Wrap, it's no problem. Even if you're in Target, a grocery store or somewhere else with a cart, you either have to put your child in the cart (kinda gross) or push the stroller around the store and only get the amount of stuff that can fit in the basket on the bottom. What do you do if you have more than one kid? I've seen moms in the grocery store with a little baby in the Moby Wrap and a larger child in the cart. She looked like a super mom and I can't wait to do that someday. Ok, maybe I can wait a while for kiddo number two, but when we decide to add to our family, you better believe I'll be doing that.
This post is getting pretty long, so I'd better wrap it up...pun intended.
All in all, the Moby Wrap is AWESOME for traveling and for everyday life. If you don't have one, you can buy it HERE.

Monday, June 6, 2011

AppleCheeks Printalicious Event!

A lot of you are probably aware of this, but AppleCheeks is revealing their prints TODAY!

If you haven’t signed up for the reveal yet, you can sign up here to watch the reveal LIVE! They're having tons of free prizes during their party on Wednesday night!

I’ve had a little preview of the prints and they’re adorable so get excited.

The extra adorable factor does come with a small bump in price. The prints will be $1 more than a solid AppleCheeks cover. However, for one week and one week only, I’ll be selling the prints for $1 off! If you preorder a printed cover by Tuesday, June 15th, you will receive it for the same price as a solid cover. It may take a bit to get them in, so patience is appreciated.