Sunday, June 27, 2010

Smartipants Diaper Review and Giveaway!




Even before I was pregnant I began thinking about using cloth diapers. But thinking was really all I did for a while, after all between 2 baby showers and a huge diaper cake, we didn't end up having to buy diapers for a couple months because we had so many disposables. And I must say, my husband was not nearly as excited as I was about switching to cloth and would insist that if I wanted to use cloth, I was on my own. Nevertheless, I was determined.


 So I admit that I didn't start using cloth until Emma was 6 months old and even then I could only afford to buy a few covers, which I used with prefolds that I found at a thrift store while secretly dreaming of a big, fluffy stash of pocket diapers and AIO's.  Cloth diapering does require a larger upfront investment than disposables, and that can be really scary. Once I got over it, though, it was totally worth it!! The first pocket diapers I ever bought were a 3 pack of Smartipants, I never looked back, I was hooked.  At that time Smartipants were relatively new on the market and lots of moms were raving about them, including one of my good friends (who lovingly pushed me into and reminded me of my desire to use cloth diapers).  I checked out their website and loved what I saw, especially the price ($14.95 per diaper or $39.95 per 3 pack), so I ordered a girl color 3 pack right away. You can read my post about it here.


These diapers really stand up to wear. When I first started using them, and for about 3 months, they were pretty much my whole stash because I didn't really care for prefolds and covers, so I was washing every day! I've been using the 3 original diapers for about 10 months now and they still function perfectly and look awesome.
Here is the same pink Smartipants diaper on Emma at about 8 months old:






and currently, at 16 months old. She's about 25 pounds and still on the second snap setting, so they will most likely still fit when we start potty training. That makes them a great investment!




 


I can say with 100% honesty that the only regret I have regarding cloth diapering is that I didn't start sooner. And Smartipants are the perfect diaper for a first timer! They are so easy to use and wash, they're onesize (which means they'll fit a baby from birth to potty training), easily adjustable and the insert comes out on it's own in the wash (my favorite feature!).  Even my husband had to admit that it wasn't as bad as he thought it would be.
Smartipants feature:
  • Leak guard technology, a unique "smart sleeve" that keeps the insert in place and keeps moisture from seeping out of the diaper
  • a super-thirsty microfiber insert that agitates out of the diaper on it's own in the wash
  • a waterproof outer layer=no cover required!
  • soft, microfleece lining that wicks moisture away from baby's skin and cleans up so easily!
  • gentle elastic along the legs and waist, helping to contain even the messiest of "business" (and they have definitely been put to the test on Emma)
  • snap closure and one-size adjustment
  • a really neat wrap up and store feature which allows you to wrap up the soiled diaper, fold the wings in and snap 'em together. This is so handy for when you're out and forgot the wetbag. Just wrap it up, snap it and toss it in the diaper bag.
Soon after my initial experience with Smartipants, I bought more and they now make up about a third of my stash, I just love them, they are the perfect daytime diaper! I think every parent should be using Smartipants, so one of my lucky readers is going to win a Smartipants onesize diaper in the color of his/her choice!!


How to enter
Each action counts as one entry unless otherwise stated.  Leave a separate comment for each entry and please include your email address. You must complete the mandatory entry before you are eligible for any other entries.


**Mandatory Entry**
Visit Smartipants, then come back here and tell me which color you would choose if you won. Please leave your email address in your comment or make sure it's visible on your website/blog so I can contact you!


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  • Grab my button and tell me where it is posted
  • Blog about this giveaway, link back to my site and leave me the URL


This giveaway will end Friday, July 16, 2010. Winner will be drawn by an online random number generator and will be notified by email.  Winner must respond to my email within 48 hours or a new winner will be drawn.  This giveaway is open to US residents ONLY. Must be 18 years old or older to win.


Good luck!!

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Angie said...

Ooh they're all cute but I'd probably order pink. I have two girls. :) remer.angie@yahoo.com

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thegambles said...

Love all the colors, but we would choose Sea Spray. Thanks for doing this giveaway on your awesome Blog. Emma is the perfect diaper model! We can never get Serissa to sit still long enough to get a decent photo of her showing off her cloth diaper.

Our next baby is due this October, so we'll be in need of some more cloth diapers!

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I would pick the Aqua Breeze color! Thanks :)

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Kim said...

I love the clever clover and would choose it!

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I would love white.

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I would pick the mellow yellow one.

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Meredydd Darkmoon said...

oooh...I'd order a neutral three pack! Love the yellow and green! meredith (dot) spies (at) gmail (dot) com

Eloquacious said...

I love seaspray if I had to pick a single color. Great review!

Nate and Aimee said...

Smartipants were our first diaper too! For months before my daughter was born I would drool over the website but we couldn't afford the upfront investment at that time. I bought some when she was about 2 months old but we didn't start using them until 4 months. She's now 13 months and we still love them! They are one of my favorite overnight diapers. We use all kinds, but like you, about 1/3 of her stash is Smartipants!

Mr. & Mrs. Fisher said...

WE would choose lovely lavender!!!

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Victoria said...

I love the aqua blue!

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Aviva said...

Normally I'd go for a gender-neutral color, but I can't resist anything lavender!

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Reiza said...

I want to try Cool Blue.
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Mindy said...

I like the aqua breeze (love these diapers!)

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Njos Family said...

Sea Spray is my favorite color

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Shelly Noordermeer said...

I'd order the lavender. They're all adorable!
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Heather said...

I would choose seaspray!

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Lisa said...

I would choose Cool Blue.
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Linda Kish said...

I like the aqua breeze

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Cool Mom said...

Blue for my little boy!

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I would choose the aqua breeze. =)

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The McGraths said...

I love the Clever Clover
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Sarah said...

I'd pick aqua breeze

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onetallmama said...

Think Pink

Krystal said...

I think i'd pick the bright white one because i don't have any white cds. I LOVE Smartipants (and I didn't start til baby #2 was 8 months, so don't feel too bad!).

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Carly said...

I would pick Pick because I am expecting a Girl in Oct had have no Pink Diapers right now.
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I like cool blue. amy_ll@hotmail.com

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Owen's Mom said...

I would definitely choose lavender my poor daughter gets all her brother's hand-me-down dipes.
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I would pick Think Pink for my little girl ;)
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Vanessa said...

I love the Lovely Lavendar!

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one frugal lady said...

These look amazing! I would pick the cool blue color! This would be such a great opportunity to test out reusable diapers!
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JoyfulGrowing said...

I would choose the lovely lavendar. Have you tried any bum genius? If so how would you compare them?

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Anonymous said...

I've been interested in trying smartipants for a while. The colors aren't all that exciting, I think I'd pick clever clover. Thanks for the give away.

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The Baby Store Plus said...

I love all of the pastel colors but my fav would have to be the Aqua Breeze.

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I would pick the mint!
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I would like the aqua breeze.
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I like the white one

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I would choose the aqua breeze

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I would like to get the Lovely Lavender. My daughter has CF so we buy almost everything in shades of purple. =o)

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Amy said...

I love the clever clover & Lovely Lavender But if I have to pick one it would be the clever clover. Thanks for the giveaway!!!
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I would like the Aqua Breeze
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I would like the cool blue color. :-)

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Lindsey said...

Thanks for the diaper advice. I am a soon-to-be first time mom doing all the research on cloth diapers so we can make the best choice for our baby, the earth, and our checkbook! The pocket diapers sound amazing and surprisingly simple!

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I'd choose Clever Clover if I won

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I would get the clever clover color.

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I love the aqua blue!

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If I won, I'd choose the aqua breeze color!

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I would choose Clever Clover!
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Ames said...

Clever Clover for me :)

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I would choose the aqua blue!
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I would choose the Aqua.
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