Giveaway Alert! One reader will receive a Softbums Cloth Diaper of their choice. For details keep reading. Giveaway has ended and the winner is Khrys! @momof3dolls! ECO-ngratulations! Continue reading to learn more about SoftBums cloth diapers!
As we enter our second year of cloth diapering I’m excited to try new brands. We recently added a Blazing Orange Softbums to our stash and I wish I would have found this one early on. I can honestly see why they claim to have the “Perfect Fit.”
Softbums is an all-in-two cloth diaper with a snap in insert. The inserts are available in dry touch (a micro-fleece/micro-terry combination) and also in bamboo. Each diaper also comes with a doubler for those heavy wetters. One great advantage to an all-in-two is that you can reuse the cover a few times just by snapping in a new insert. There is no need to wash the cover each time unless it’s soiled. This will extend the life of your cover and save you time in the laundry room.
Softbums are available in both Velcro and with snaps. As my regular readers already know; I’m a huge fan of Velcro. The Softbums tabs are similar to the Happy Heiny’s and fold over on themselves for washing.
What makes the Softbum such a ‘perfect fit’ is the unique tiny snuggler system that is hidden inside. This unique toggle system allows you to truly adjust the leg gussets without the use of snaps. When this diaper arrives it is set to the smallest setting. My husband actually laughed when he saw it because he didn’t think it would fit Lil’ B. If only we had found Softbums when she was first born. Most one sized diapers really don’t fit infants until they are about 11-14 pounds. The Softbums cloth diapers will honestly fit a baby as small as 6 pounds. Softbums will also fit the larger baby up to about 35 pounds. Lil’ B is currently right at 20 pounds and it fits nicely. The only item I will note is that the Softbums seems more narrow in the middle than most one sized diapers (not a problem for Lil’ B but might be a concern with an overly chunky baby).
Sarah, the owner of Softbums, provided me with 2 extra tips to ensure success with our Softbums. 1) Be sure you wash your Softbum several times to maximize the absorbency. 2) Adjust the leg gusset slightly tighter than you think you need to since the elastic is so stretchy. I didn’t have a problem with either one. Our Softbums cloth diaper is not a leaker and I don’t normally add the doubler. I’ve adjusted the leg gusset one time in 2 months and haven’t needed to readjust yet.
Buy it now! A solo Softbums pack sells for $25.95 and includes one cover, 1 insert and one doubler. The basic pack sells for $36.95 and includes one cover, 3 inserts and 1 doubler. If you buy a six pack (or larger) of Softbums you can save 10% using coupon code ECOCHIC. Don’t forget that you can reuse the cover a few times before having to wash it making it a great value.
Win it! To register to win your very own Softbums cloth diaper you MUST visit Softbums and tell me which color you would try if you win. Leave your response in the comments section below and don’t forget to leave your email address so I can contact you if you are the winner. (email (at) xxx (dot) com format for your safety)
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Contest is open to residents in the United States and Canada over the age of 18 yrs. All entries must be in by January 25th at midnight (EST). Good Luck!
ECO-gratulations Khrys @momof3dolls!
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