I was a cloth diapering fan before I had children. Baby bums are adorable to start with, but when they are wrapped in pastel prints and bright colors, even non-baby lovers have been known to teeter on the verge of ooing and aahing. The nostalgia of white inserts hanging to dry on the line in the brilliant sunshine is quintessential Americana at its best.
When I began cloth diapering Beckett, I grabbed a great starter set for under $60 from a local company. I didn’t know what I was doing and I wasn’t fully committed to the investment. I foolishly thought cloth diapering might be more expensive than disposable (it’s okay, you can laugh with me now) and it would mean an endless cycle of laundry. I quickly fell in love with the ease and affordability and even converted my vehemently anti-cloth diapering husband to the reusable side.
Beckett was a heavy wetter as a wee one and needed us to keep a vigilant eye on her diapers at all times. Disposables can hold an almost unrealistic amount of waste without leaking a drop, but cloth diapers are a bit more reasonable in their capabilities. As Beckett grew older, she began holding what seemed to be all of her pee for release at night. All.of.it. We struggled to find diapers that could hold the tidal wave. Her prefolds just couldn’t keep up and would invariably leak night after night. Camden appears to have the same tendencies as her sister and is already pushing the limits of what a single prefold can soak up.
What I needed was a diaper that was affordable, provided wrap around protection in addition to the waterproof cover, could hold enough overnight pee that Camden’s well established nighttime sleep pattern was not interrupted and was made of a material that wicked away her wetness and kept her baby skin healthy.
Does such a diaper exist? Yes, my friends, it does.
It is the Babee Greens Growing Greens Organic cloth diaper. The diapers are a fitted style made of a blend of 55% cotton and 45% hemp and offer extreme absorbency for those heavy wetters (Hi, Camden!). The cotton and hemp blend offers outstanding absorbency with healthy breathability for baby’s delicate skin. The diapers’ optional inserts are trim and easy to keep attached with two snaps or just pop in and out as needed.
The diapers claim to fit a baby from 5 pounds to 35 pounds and I can attest to this statement’s accuracy. In my experience, it’s the little bums that are the hardest to cover and provide adequate leak protection for without making the baby look like they are wrapped from armpit to armpit in thick wads of material. I grow my kids long and lean – Beckett tops the scale at 46 pounds, but wears a 3T pair of underwear. She is fully potty trained, but being a true blogger/tester, I put her in a pair. And, true to the claim, the Babee Greens Growing Greens diaper fits her snugly. I love that the diaper changes sizes by utilizing a clever band of snaps at the waistline. The waist can be folded over or left at full-length depending on baby’s size and then the rows of snaps can be used to fit the waist portion snugly as needed.
Here is a great video of Babee Greens in action. It’s so much better than any pamphlet or diagram.
I have struggled with the cost of organic cotton in the past, particularly cloth diapers and feminine products. But, here’s the truth – cotton is the most actively pesticide sprayed crop behind coffee. It’s the fabric that is coming into contact with your and your baby’s most gentle and delicate parts and if it is conventionally grown, not organic, you are subjecting yourself to the very real danger of toxic exposure.
Once the investment has been made for organic diapers, you are done spending. Babee Greens diapers are affordable, at under $20 each, and can be used from birth through toddlerhood, from baby to baby and are flexible with almost whatever diaper cover or wrap you have or prefer. The snaps that are key to the trim fit are PVC-free, too.
One of my favorite parts of Babee Greens is the line of wool covers they carry. They are all up-cycled from 100% merino wool sweaters. Each cover has the natural waterproof qualities of wool and the funky craziness of a unique material combination that makes each cover colorful and fun.
Babee Greens has put together an exciting fitted cloth diaper alternative. The organic make-up ensures that your baby’s precious bum is safe from toxic chemicals and the price tag and size-range from birth to toddlerhood keep the investment affordable. All of the products are made 100% in the USA and support our local economy. Babee Greens is a company I am proud to feature on the blog and happy to support.
One lucky Sacred Bee Blog reader will win a:
- A one-size organic cotton diaper from Babee Greens
Interested in entering the giveaway? Comment on this post and tell me: Are you a cloth diaper user or a disposable diaper user? No kids… Did your parents use cloth diapers or disposable diapers with you?
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Giveaway will be closed to entries on Saturday, March 24th, 2012 at 8:00pm PST.