18 August 2017

Review: Poopsy Daisy Cuddlenights


Description: The Poopsy Daisy Cuddlenights nappy consists of a minky exterior, hidden softshell layer and cotton velour interior lining*. It comes with a double petal hemp/cotton snap-in insert, full size booster and T-panel booster (backed with softshell) with the option to add additional boosters if you have a heavy wetter. The top insert is topped with minky in the same print as the outer. The nappy features a fold down rise which enables you to adjust the fit to your baby and fastens with snaps around the waist. There are three snaps on each wing as well as two crossover snap settings to make the waist smaller for a younger baby. The version I tested is serged (overlocked), but you can also select a turned and topstitched finish. You also get to select snap, inner & stitching colour when you buy these nappies via pre-order.

* This can be substituted with organic bamboo velour or plush fleece

15 August 2017

Review: Fluff Bums Pocket Nappy


Description: The Fluff Bums pocket nappy consist of a waterproof PUL outer, microsuede stay-dry interior lining and a pocket opening at the back. It comes standard with a bamboo/cotton blend insert. The nappy has four rows of rise snaps on the front to adjust the size and closes with snaps around the waist. It has hip snaps as well as cross-over snaps which enables you to adjust the waist even smaller. On the inside there is a strip of PUL at the waist front to provide extra leak protection.

08 August 2017

Review: BumbleBee Babies Pocket Nappy


Description: The Bumblebee Babies pocket nappy consist of a waterproof PUL outer, microsuede stay-dry interior lining and a pocket opening at the back. It comes standard with a microfibre insert with the option to upgrade the inserts to hemp, bamboo, charcoal bamboo etc. The nappy has three rows of rise snaps on the front to adjust the size and closes with snaps around the waist. It has hip snaps as well as cross-over snaps which enables you to adjust the waist even smaller. 

For purposes of this review I received two inserts with my nappy - stay-dry and bamboo blend.


04 August 2017

Review: Poopsy Daisy Cotton Fleece Fitted


Description: The Poopsy Daisy Cotton Fleece fitted consists of two layers of cotton fleece for the shell, with a cotton fleece sandwich petal shaped insert that snap into the shell and snap in booster. Finishes can be customized to your preferences - I chose side-snapping, snap-down rise with a rainbow serged (overlocked) edging, contrasting snaps and a machine rainbow heavy organic bamboo velour (hobv) top layer on the petal insert. The snap-down rise has four size settings and there are five snap settings on each side for the waist and hip/leg adjustments. 

15 June 2017

Eco Menstrual Solutions: Menstrual Sponges


Menstrual what now? Yep, you read right sponges. As in sea sponge. A menstrual sponge is a reusable alternative to a tampon. Like a cup, basically, but instead of collecting liquid, it absorbs. But how do they work? Are they comfortable? And how exactly do you use and clean them? 

Fair warning: there will probably be some TMI ahead. If you are squeamish about menstruation you may want to click away at this point.