Recently I was excited to try out my first brand new diaper from Tidy Tots. I received the trial set which includes a no leak cover, 2 organic hemp no fold diapers, 2 organic hemp boosters, and 10 flush able liners.
Although the package does say the diapers and boosters have been p rewashed 6 times, I did do one wash cycle of my own before using. Following the instructions on how to prep the diaper was fairly easy, especially since this was my first experience with a cover and diaper set. They take a little time to prep the first go around but once I got the hang of it they were just as easy as the pocket diapers I am used to stuffing after each wash.
I love that the diaper and booster are both made of hemp. Better absorbancy and soft on baby’s bum! I did use the booster each time because my 5 month old is a heavy wetter. It fits easily inside the no fold diaper and will agitate out in the wash, which means no touching a messy insert when you wash!
The liner is made from cornstarch and was surprisingly soft. Adding it onto the diaper was made simple by the use of velcro tabs to hold it in place. When snapping it into the cover its important to make sure the liner covers the snaps as well so that it will be held in place along with the diaper. Now it’s all prepped and ready to wear!
The package states it fits 10 lbs & up. My girl is about 16 lbs and the diaper was a great fit! The aplix is very sticky and actually took a little muscle to get it undone from the wash tabs.. The legs have a deep gusset with elastic that ensures a secure fit without any adjustments needed. There was not a lot of bulk to it once it was on her and it fit well under her clothes.
GUSSET – ELASTIC
When it came time for a change, all that needed to be done was to remove the flushable liner before tossing the diaper into the diaper pail. The liner is easy to remove without getting messy due to flaps over the snaps inside the cover. Tidy Tots thought of everything when it came to the ick factor of cloth diapering!
Although the liner is flushable we have a septic system so I chose just to toss it instead. I did not find the liner to be very useful for my girl since she is exclusively breast fed (ie liquid poo). When it came to changing a poopy diaper, the liner seemed to be an extra messy step so I chose to use it without the liner. I think it will be very helpful to have on once she starts solid foods though. And I must say I was very impressed by how well the leg gussets held in the mess….finally a no leak diaper!
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It is time again to review our category rankings – Today we are highlight Prefolds, Covers, Flats, All in Twos and Ointments.
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|(60)||Cloth-eez® Prefold Diaper|
|(3)||Panda Tushies Bamboo Prefold|
|(2)||Disana Tie Nappy|
|(1)||GroVia® Bamboo Prefolds|
|(50)||GEN-Y Diaper Cover|
|(7)||GEN-Y Simplicity Diaper Covers|
|(6)||Capri Diaper Covers – H/L|
|(6)||Bummis Pull-on Whisper Pants|
|(5)||Hiney Lineys Diaper Cover|
|(9)||Orange Diaper Company Organic Bamboo Terry Squares|
|(7)||Diaper Rite Birdseye Cotton Flat Diapers|
|(7)||sustainablebabyish Flat Cloth Diaper|
|(6)||Birdseye Flats at Little-Lions|
|(5)||OsoCozy Birdseye Flat Diapers|
|(64)||AppleCheeks™ Envelope Cover|
|(67)||SoftBums Echo System|
|(22)||Rainshine Designs All-In-Two Diapers|
|(4)||Macaroni Baby AI2|
|(10)||BALM! Baby Diaper Balm / 1st Aid ©|
|(7)||The Green Panda Organic Diaper Cream|
|(4)||Northern Essence Better Butt(er) Cream|
|(2)||Bee All Natural Organic Baby Body Butter|
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I have been looking for prefolds to use with my newborn daughter and what I got with GroVia’s prefolds was not what I was expecting! I really like to pair prefolds with wool to give my little one’s bottom the most breathability through the 20 plus diaper changes she has a day. I certainly did not expect to be wowed by a prefold, but GroVia was able to not only wow me, but change my perception on what to expect from a prefold!
Here are the features of GroVia’s Prefolds
Diaper Type: Prefold
Fabric: 55% Bamboo and 45% Organic Cotton.
Size Range: These are sized prefolds that come in four sizes
- SIZE 1: Newborn – 12 x 13 in. – 4-9 lbs. 2x6x2 ply
- SIZE 2: Infant – 14 x 15.5 in. – 7-15 lbs. 4x8x4 ply
- SIZE 3: Infant Long – 15 x 18.5 in. – 15-25 lbs. 4x8x4 ply
- SIZE 4: Toddler – 16.5 x 20 in. – 25+ lbs. 4x8x4 ply
Waist Closure: A pin, Snappi, or Boingo can be used. These also work well soaker-folded and used inside a cover without using a fastening device.
Putting GroVia’s Prefolds to the test:
Fit: I used a Size 2, infant prefold from day 1 with my daughter, who was 8 pounds and 10 ounces at birth. It fit lovely without too much extra material. I simply tucked the front to keep it clear of her umbilical cord. These prefolds were easily maneuvered to get a nice fit around my skinny newborn’s legs. I would say GroVia’s sizing chart is true to size. My daughter is now over 12 pounds and these prefolds still fit great and she has room to grow.
With their great absorbency, these prefolds can serve many purposes other than a diaper. These could definitely be used as a soaker, tri-folded and laid in a cover. They would also work well used as an insert in a pocket diaper. The absorbency of this prefold is truly phenomenal compared to 100% cotton!
Ease Of Use: In general, I think prefolds are easy to use. These prefolds were easy to get a nice fit quickly, without having to readjust due to the material sliding.
Washing: I don’t think washing gets any easier than prefolds. There is no elastic to worry about or Velcro to remember to secure. These can be line dried or put in the dryer. I personally like to line dry for sunning out the stains. What I noticed with these prefolds is, unlike my cotton prefolds, they were actually soft after line drying! When I did put them in the dryer to see how they would stand up to the heat, there really wasn’t any noticeable shrinkage. For me this is a huge plus!
Quality & Cost: The quality and durability of GroVia’s prefolds are great! The material seems to get softer with every wash and the serging has withheld well. The cost of a 3 pack of GroVia Prefolds, range from $8-$16, depending on size. They are very economical especially knowing they are made with bamboo and organic cotton.
These prefolds have a lot to offer when it comes to trimness, absorbency and affordability. I have used other brands of prefolds and these by far, are my favorite! They are very absorbent compared to cotton prefolds and are so squishy soft! Economically, these are a great way to have high quality diapers for very little cost. I highly recommend these prefolds for first-time, cloth diapering parents as well as experienced cloth diapering parents. These prefolds have truly raised the bar of what I could ever expect out of a prefold.
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This diaper is designed with a unique 5-in-1 system. Simply put, there are 5 ways to use this diaper: All in one, All in two, Pocket diaper, “Bombshell” cover over another diaper or disposable, or with a hybrid insert.
Hybrid disposable option – video by Rock A Bums
The cover itself is a unique design. It has a snap-down sizing system and comes in either aplix or snap fasteners, but the unique part is that it has openings on both ends so the inserts can agitate out easily in the wash.
Yesterday my daughter made these delicious lemon raspberry cupcakes. While putting the leftover lemon rinds to use I started thinking of my favorite uses of lemons and thought I’d share them…
Obviously there are many yummy recipes to choose from and I cannot begin to list them all. Here are my choices….
- Lemon raspberry cupcakes (how could I not mention the inspiration for this post) – this recipe uses the zest of lemon as well as lemon juice. So yummy!
- Iced Tea – this is a staple drink in our house – we use 1/3 cup of lemon juice and 1/2 cup of sugar in a half gallon container of tea.
- Candied lemon – this is a special treat that I don’t do more than once a year since it is so time consuming to do but it is yummy – you can eat candied lemons as is or use it a beautiful decoration on cakes or pies.
- Lemonade - another treat in our house since this takes time and money. Still we enjoy making this occasionally in the summer time. 6-8 squeezed lemons, 6 cups of water and 1 cup of sugar.
- Lemon water - add thin slice of lemon to water or other favorite drinks to add flavor. Lemon flavored water helps me meet my quota of 64+ ounces of water a day.
There are many ways to clean with lemon but here are the ones I find most useful at home. I just use these methods when we have leftover lemons and rind.
- Inside of our teapot – boil small cut up lemon rinds in water in a teapot. Let it stand for an hour before rinsing.
- Garbage disposal – run softened, cut up lemon rinds through the garbage disposal. Make sure they are small enough for the disposal to handle. This freshens up the sink.
- Cutting board - turn the rind inside out and rub it outside of a cleaned wooden or plastic cutting board to freshen it. Rinse.
- Copper or stainless steel – dip the lemon in baking powder or salt and scrub copper/steel pots or stainless steel sink.
- Grease stains from clothes – rub lemon juice on the stain and let it sit overnight before washing with regular laundry.
Here are 22 to ways to use your lemons, inside and out. Put the whole fruit to good use!
How do you use your lemons? Please share!
With this fold a flat can act as a prefold with the benefit of being lengthened or shortened to fit your child’s unique size. Fold the flat in half from top to bottom as show below. You can adjust this fold to less than half if your child has a higher rise.
Wondering who ranks in our Top Cloth Diaper Business?! Here ya go! these are our customer’s choice members in cloth diaper directory this month! These businesses have earned enough rave reviews (15 or more) to earn the awards below:
We focus exclusively on the best natural care products for you and your infant. We carry cloth diapering supplies, baby carriers, breastffeding accessories, & much more!
Member since May 2007 (updated: January 2013)
Home to the 100% cotton Diaper Rite Prefolds, Diaper Junction carries all the cloth diapers, diaper covers, & accessories you’ll need to diaper your child from birth to potty training. FREE SHIPPING
Member since November 2002 (updated: May 2012)
Hello Baby! Little Boppers are plush and stylish cloth diapers you’ll love to show off! Fitteds, Hybrids, AI2s, & Covers, handmade with great attention to detail. Custom orders available.
Member since February 2004 (updated: May 2014)
Throw away your preconceived notions. Ignore your skeptical peers. These are NOT your grandmother’s cloth diapers.We are AppleCheeks™, a breakthrough in reusable diapering. This is a paradigm shift. Thought you knew what reusable diapering was all abo
Member since September 2008 (updated: December 2013)
Green Diaper Demos
Fast friendly service! We carry many brands but our top seller and recommended are SoftBums, Thirsties, bumGenius, and itti bitti!
Member since April 2010 (updated: October 2013)
Sweetbottoms Baby Boutique
FREE USA SHIPPING! Cloth Diapers, Teething Necklaces, Baby Carriers, Unique Gifts! KaWaii Baby, BumGenius, FuzziBunz, Thirsties, GroVia, BabyKicks, Ergo, Aristocrats, & more! Most orders ship within 24 hours. Store in Raleigh/Cary, NC!
Member since June 2010 (updated: August 2013)
Modern Cloth LLC
Modern Cloth is your resource for cloth diapers and accessories in South Carolina’s Lowcountry and on the web. We have a passion for cloth diapering and our mission is simply to spread the word about just how far modern cloth diapers have come!
Member since November 2010 (updated: December 2012)
Specializing in top cloth diapers brand (Fuzzi Bunz, bumGenius, Rocky Mountain, Drybees, Sweet Pea, Flip, Charlie Banana, and much more) and other organic baby products. Free shipping over $30.
Member since September 2011 (updated: October 2011)
FiggyFuzz Baby Boutique
FiggyFuzz Baby Boutique is Mommy Owned and Mommy Operated! Most orders ship within 24 hrs. $5.99 Flat Rate US shipping, orders over $69 ship FREE! Eco-Friendly, Family Focused. Local appointments available.
Member since April 2012 (updated: January 2014)
Long-standing business and large in-stock selection for all your cloth diapering needs. Fast, free shipping included on most items and all orders over $75. Also, Nicki’s Diapers offers a wide selection of Mama and Baby Items. A one-stop shop!
Member since June 2004 (updated: December 2011)
Dearest Diapers is your Cloth Diapering and Natural Parenting Source! Free Shipping in the U.S. Use code NEWBIE for 10% Off your First Order!
Member since May 2012 (updated: May 2013)