BabyKicks 3g – Name that color!!!

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I've always been a big fan of the BabyKicks line of cloth diapers.  I tried their Bumboo diaper over a year ago and it's still a regular in our rotation.  Since then I've also added the updated 3g diaper in Chocoholic Pink Love (a Kelly's Closet exclusive color).  The 3g took the already wonderful Bumboo and made it even better. The 3g has a slightly wider waist and a longer one-size hemp insert.  In addition they added some fabulous new colors to the collection last year including Azure, Meadow, and Poppy.  Late last week BabyKicks released their newest color....a nameless orange 3g. Nameless?  Orange? Yes, that's right!!  They have a new color that they will be releasing very soon but they need your help in naming this fabulous addition.  Visit them on Facebook and suggest a name for the new orange color (let them know The Eco Chic sent you).  For every 50 people who leaves a suggestion BabyKicks will be giving away one free diaper - in orange of course!!! So head over to ... [ Read More ]

FuzziBunz One-Size Hemp Cloth Diaper Review (and Giveaway)

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Giveaway Alert! Win a FuzziBunz One-Sized Hemp Cloth Diaper by following the simple details at the bottom of this review.  CONGRATS KAREN with winning comment #549! Almost two years into our cloth diapering journey and I still haven't written aboutFuzziBunz until now.  We received one last spring, one at BlogHer in August (thanks Gina @ Feminist Breeder) and now our Fuzzi stash is up to three.  The FuzziBunz system is a great one-sized pocket diaper that uses the interior elastic to adjust the rise and waist to fit your baby perfectly.  This makes for a very smooth and trim look without tons of snaps cluttering up the front of the diaper.  The regular FuzziBunz comes with two microfiber inserts while the Hemp comes with one hemp insert (actually it's 55% hemp and 45% organic cotton).  There are advantages to choose the newest hemp variety.  Hemp is more absorbent than microfiber, more environmentally friendly, and has a natural anitmicrobial property.  Hemp is also trimmer ... [ Read More ]

Cloth Diaper Review – Nifty Nappy Fitted

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A few weeks ago I worked with Vilate from Nifty Nappy on launching her new website with a Twitter Party (over at Eco Chic Parties). I was a little intimidated because I don't use wool or fitted diapers - until now. Vilate gladly sent me a Nifty Nappy fitted along with their nappy inserts (made of organic bamboo and hemp). I don't however have a wool soaker or any other wool covers/longies/etc. I've been pairing our fitted along with a Flip or EconoBum cover for now. Fit: I love how nicely (and trim) the Nifty Nappy fits and I absolutely love the adorable pattern (Pretty Paisley). The pattern was so cute I hated to put a cover over it - I wanted to show it off. TIP: Fitteds need diaper covers because they don't have any PUL and aren't water-proof. Fabric: The other key feature that I really liked about our Nifty Nappy is the softness of the fabric and the insert. The outer layers are cotton knit, there is a layer of hemp on the inside, and the inside is a soft microfleece that ... [ Read More ]

Get a Kick Out of BabyKicks NEW Bumboo Pocket Diaper

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Giveaway alert! One lucky reader will win a BabyKicks Bumboo Pocket Diaper and a Premium Duz-it-All. Details following post.  Closed! Eco-ngratulations to DebbieLG @MSU_MOM_TO_2 you are the winner! Despite how lame I know this is going to sound...I got a total KICK out of BabyKicks newest diaper, the Bumboo pocket. I mean seriously, look how adorable it is when it arrives in the mail. BabyKicks is a small family owned business that hand makes about 90% of their products in Maryland. In addition to their new Bumboo pocket diaper they also sell fitted diapers, pre-folds, nursing pads, burp pads, and blankets. When the Bumboo first arrived I was in love with the softness of the inside and the interesting leg gussets. The Bumboo is a one-sized diaper that fits babies from 7lbs to 30lbs (comparable to most one-sized diapers). As you can tell from the picture above it has snaps but they are side snapping. Side snapping simply means you don't snap the diaper by pulling the side tabs ... [ Read More ]