Review: Kiwi Pie One Size Fitted Diaper

As I mentioned in one of my recent posts, the Kiwi Pie One Size Fitted Diaper is my favorite diaper for night-time. We only had one until today when I picked up a second one (in Toadstool print) from Diaper Junction that my mother in law had bought us. Look how cute!

So I thought it was time to review the Kiwi Pie.

(BTW, talking about Kiwi Pie is making me think about my Avocado Pie the other day…)

We’ve used a Kiwi Pie One Size Fitted Diaper every other night for a few weeks now. It’s in the Ooga Booga print -a popular print for cloth diapers, I’ve noticed.

The two rows of snaps on this diaper allow it to be adjusted from a small to large setting, making this a one-size-fits-most diaper. It’s designed to fit approximately 8 to 35 pounds. There’s elastic around the legs and across the back. My son is quite large for his age, but his legs aren’t super chunky. This diaper does not leave marks on his legs.

This diaper is extremely soft! The outside is made out of 100% cotton, and the inside is 75% bamboo and 25% spandex, so it has a nice little bit of stretch to it.

It comes with two inserts, that can be snapped together and laid inside the diaper to double the diaper’s absorbency. Bamboo is a fantastic fabric for cloth diapers. It’s 60% more absorbent than cotton, and can hold up to three times its weight in water. It’s also naturally antibacterial and a more sustainable crop to grow than cotton. Since it’s bamboo, it needs to be prepped before the first use by washing and drying it three to five times. This helps the diaper reach its full potential for absorbency.

Since it’s not a waterproof diaper, it has to be used with a diaper cover. Recently, I’ve started putting a fleece-covered microfiber insert in the diaper as well (see my tutorial here). The diaper’s absorbency was fine without it, but the microfiber just wicked moisture away from his skin a little better than the bamboo alone. The insert I add makes the diaper a little bulky, but that’s normal for nighttime cloth diapering. Mr. Stinky Pants has never had a leak in this diaper, and he’s worn this diaper for up to five hours overnight (without the additional insert). When he’s a little older, and peeing in greater concentration, I may have to adjust what inserts I’m using for more absorbency.

I have other bamboo diapers, but the Kiwi Pie is my favorite because it dries much quicker than the others.

And possibly the best thing about the Kiwi Pie One Size Fitted Diaper…

It’s made in the good ol’ USA!

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Note: The opinions are my own. I was not compensated for this review. This post contains affiliate links.

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Review: Rumparooz One Size Pocket Diaper

Although our diaper stash has an assortment of pocket diapers, prefolds, fitteds, all-in-ones (AI1), and all-in-twos (AI2), we do find ourselves reaching for the pockets more often. Although this will change when my son potty trains, right now I like that the fabric wicks the moisture away from my son’s skin. My husband likes how easy they are to use. I also can’t complain at how quickly they dry. One dryer cycle on low heat, and then I pop them outside in the sun to dry in just a few hours.

Made by Kanga Care, the Rumparooz One Size Pocket Diaper is at the pricier end of pocket diapers, retailing at $23.50+ at Diaper Junction.

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The waterproof outside of this diaper is made with TPU, which I prefer over the more plastic-feeling PUL. This diaper comes with a snap or Aplix closure.

Unlike most one size diapers, Kanga Care states the Rumparooz pocket will fit a child from 6lbs. to 35lbs. and up due to the adjustable rise snaps on the front. This enables the same diaper to be used in four sizes from birth to potty training.

The Rumparooz One Size Pocket Diaper comes with two microfiber 6r soakers to be inserted in the pocket. Using the snaps, these two soakers alone and combined comprise 6 different settings: newborn, small/medium, medium/large, medium doubler, girl doubler, and boy doubler. This allows you to customize the absorbency. You can also separately purchase 6r soakers, including those made with hemp or bamboo.

The patent-pending double inner gussets are exclusive to Rumparooz. These are designed to hold in messes. The hypo-allergenic micro-chamois inside of this diaper is super soft against my baby’s skin.

It’s a little bulky on my son, but most one-size diapers are, since he’s still pretty young and skinny. He was about 2.5 months in this photo. I ended up using this diaper overnight with him, using the boy doubler setting on the 6r soaker. I was very pleased when there were no leaks the next morning! Pocket diapers usually leak on him if they’re left on longer than a short nap. All in all, it’s a good, solid pocket diaper. It holds a lot; it’s super comfy feeling; it has a lot of adjustability for absorbency and size. I would buy it again. Probably the best thing about this diaper though, is the super cute bum!!

Note: These opinions are my own. I was not compensated for this review. This post contains affiliate links.

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Review: CJ’s BUTTer Lullaby Baby Lotion

Like many new moms, I received several bottles of Johnson & Johnson for baby gifts. Cautioned by my son’s pediatrician, I refrained from using any lotion on his skin until he was about six weeks old. At this point, his newborn flaky skin didn’t seem to be getting any better. I tried several different types of baby lotions (all made by Johnson & Johnson), and they actually seemed to make baby J’s skin worse. An acquaintance on a Facebook mommy’s support group suggested olive oil. Well, it didn’t really help, and then my son just smelled like salad. While browsing through my local CD store, Diaper Junction, I found the CJ’s BUTTer lotion in the 4 oz. squeeze tube.

I purchased the “Lullaby Baby Lotion” scent to try on my son. When I first applied the lotion, the scent was very strong, and I wasn’t sure I liked it. Fortunately, the scent seems to dissipate quickly, leaving a minimal smell that is actually quite good. After just one application of this lotion on his legs and arms, and I could already tell a difference! After three applications, his dry skin was gone, and his skin was silky and smooth! If you or your children suffer from sensitive skin, consider giving this lotion a try. I will definitely keep using this on my son.

The CJ’s Unique Boutique Web site labels this lotion as being called “‘A Miracle in a Tube’ by some,” and lists several conditions they’ve known their products to help:

  • ezcema
  • rashes
  • dry/chapped skin
  • rug burns
  • hang nails

They also suggest using a small amount of their product as a leave-in conditioner or detangler for certain hair types. These are just a few of their recommendations.

Listed Ingredients:

  • Colloidal Oatmeal (active ingredient/skin protectant)
  • Shea butter
  • Olive oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Beeswax
  • Cocoa butter
  • Lanolin
  • Vitamin E
  • Fragrance

*Note: I was not compensated for this review. The opinions expressed are my own. This post contains affiliate links.

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