Sunday, August 31, 2014

Lil Bums Cloth Diapers {a review + giveaway}

Welcome to the Ready to POP! [a Labor Day inspired Giveaway Hop] hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network!
This year we're celebrating Labor Day in a totally fun way – by offering fabulous giveaways for Mamas and Babies who have done some of the hardest labor out there! Each blogger in this Hop has a fabulous Mama or Baby prize for you to enter to win – so be sure to hop around to them all after you’ve entered to win the fabulous Grand Prize, featuring Buttons Diapers and Beautiful Earth!

Disclaimer: I received diapers from Lil Bums at no cost to me for the purpose of review. All thoughts and opinions are honest and my own. No other compensation was received.  

When we brought our daughter home from the hospital I was SO excited to start using cloth diapers! After about two weeks I took the plunge and haven't looked back! Sure, we still use the occasional disposable on the road or at night, but 95% of the time she is sporting some fluffy creation. 

Lil Bums is one of the fluffy creations you can find her sporting quite often these days! I would have loved to have found them sooner because they have quickly become one of my favorite diapers! Lil Bums was started by a husband and wife who wanted to offer high quality diapers at affordable prices. After having a chance to review their diapers, I would have to say they have done just that! 

Lil Bums was kind enough to send me two of their diapers to review. Each diaper arrived with two inserts, one microfiber insert and one bamboo insert. The diaper itself has an inner stay dry suede lining and an outer of super soft minky. I had never used a minky diaper before and the first thing I noticed was how soft these diapers are! They are available in a variety of adorable prints like "Jeans" and "Giraffe".

I love the fit of these diapers. They are a "one size" diaper which means they are made to fit babies from 8-35lbs. (If you have a small baby you will need to invest in newborn diapers for the first few weeks (until your baby reaches 8lbs or more) or just use disposables.). The Lil Bums diapers are very generously sized and fit my chunky, 19lb daughter very well! I am also impressed by how trim of a fit it is. They feature crossover snaps so you can get a really good fit on a smaller baby.

The bamboo inserts can simply be laid inside the diaper or stuffed in the pocket. I have really liked just laying the insert in the diaper since you can use the diaper shell multiple times that way (like an AI2 or cover). The microfiber insert should always be stuffed in the pocket since it is not made to touch skin directly. I have also used both inserts by stuffing the pocket with the microfiber and laying the bamboo insert in the diaper. This has worked brilliantly at night!

The Lil Bums diaper can also be used to cover flats and prefolds. I have loved being able to get 2 or more uses out of each diaper shell before tossing it in the wash. As long as it's just a wet diaper, I just toss the insert in our wet bag and rotate covers so they have a chance to air out between changes. It works very well and can really help you cut down on costs!

The pocket opening features double elastic at the back of the diaper. I really think that the double barrier of elastic helps keep messes in the diaper. I wasn't a fan of how small the pocket opening was at first, but even the small pocket opening doesn't keep me from reaching for these diapers!

Lil Bums diapers can be purchased for $12.99 each. I feel this is a very reasonable and affordable price for such a great diaper and two inserts (one of which is bamboo!!). You can also purchase one of their starter kits for an even greater savings!  

Here's a quick wrap up of my thoughts:

Things I LOVED -

Soft minky exterior
Trim fit
Competitive pricing
*Bamboo* inserts (!!!)
Adorable prints
Sturdy snaps
Family owned business

Things I might change -

Larger pocket opening - The pocket opening seemed small to me, but I did get used to it. Someone with a large hand might have trouble stuffing the pocket. 

Aplix/Velcro - I'm a huge fan of Aplix/Velcro so I would love to see that as a closure option as well!

All in all, I was very impressed with Lil Bums and would happily add more to my stash!  

For the Ready 2 Pop blog hop, Lil Bums has generously offered to send the winner a 6-pack Starter Kit! This is the perfect way to try out cloth diapering or add to your existing stash!

The kit includes:
6 Lil Bums Cloth Diapers
6 Bamboo Cotton Inserts
6 Microfiber Inserts
1 Large Hamper Wet Bag
1 Travel Wet Bag
Lil Bums Guide to Successful Cloth Diapering eBook

Enter below for a chance to win or head on over to Lil Bums and place an order! 

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  1. I'm definitely in need of a starter kit! I love the pink polka dot print the most! :)

  2. I like the jeans print the most

    (Miriam Matheny)

  3. Love "giraffe"…ahhh I can't wait for my little girl to get here! So excited.

  4. My favorite print is the Mixed Blue Polka Dot!

  5. I like the purple polka dot one. My kids think the zebra one is awesome

  6. I love the white and pink polka dot!

  7. I like the pink polka dot diaper.

  8. Bumble Bee is my personal favorite!

  9. So hard to pick, I guess I'd go with blue polka dot

  10. I like the animal print! Thanks for the chance to win :)

  11. My favorite print is the Giraffe print.

  12. the animal print is my favorite too

  13. the animla snd lbue oen i have boy that just came

  14. The Bumble Bee Diaper is oh so cute!

  15. Oh my goodness, I love them all, but especially the blue & white stripes!

  16. I am completely new to cloth diapering, but I am very interested in it, and have been for years. My baby is due in March, and i am so excited to give cloth diapering a try! I love all the colors, but I don't know if my baby is a boy or a girl, so I especially love the gender neutral ones!

  17. I think I like the giraffe the most!

  18. I like the white and pink polka dots!

  19. Oh man, hard to choose between Bumble Bee and Giraffe.

  20. Zebra and bumblebee are cute!!

  21. I just love the jeans print. Baby can match Mommy! LOL

  22. Can't decide between dinosaurs and jeans! Great prints

  23. I love the jeans and the animals prints.

  24. Love the giraffe print, but the cow comes in as a close second!

  25. I love both the jeans and animal the most!!

  26. My favorite print is the giraffe. It's just so cute!

  27. My favorite print is the Lil Bums One Size Cloth Diaper – Jeans.