I was so delighted when I found The Diaper Wagon on one of my favorite websites--Diaperpin.com. I was interested in buying from this website because they offer FREE SHIPPING on all US orders all the time no matter the size of the order. For this reason, her website was automatically added to my sidebar with all the other cloth diaper/baby retailers who offer free shipping. I was even more delighted when Anne, the founder of The Diaper Wagon, decided to give me a One Size Fuzzi Bunz diaper to review and giveaway.
First things first, you need to know a little bit more about this wonderful retailer.
Anne used to be a career woman in the business field until she had her first child and decided to become a stay-at-home-mom. As her worldview shifted to focus on her precious little family, she became much more conscious about the products she used and how they affected her family and the environment. From this concern, The Diaper Wagon was born. She emphasizes that that her focus is not on the quantity of different products her store has, but the quality of the products she offers. Most of her products are tried, tested, and approved of by her own family. In addition, she tries to keep the shop stashed with products from work-at-home-moms. Also, the majority of her products are proudly made in the USA.
Anne's mission is "To assist families in their commitment to a more natural way of life by promoting and providing eco-friendly products which are primarily manufactured in the U.S.A. by Work-At-Home-Moms (WAHM’s) and small, independently-owned businesses." and she hopes that The Diaper Wagon will be "will be the most trusted, independently-owned provider of information, products and services in the eco-friendly and natural living retail marketplace. "
Now for the Review and Giveaway you're all anxiously waiting for.
The Fuzzi Bunz One Size Pocket diaper is currently my absolute favorite diaper to put on my little Bunny!
Instructions: The instructions are written clearly with pictures on the packaging of the diaper. In addition, you can find instructions on how to use, wash, and adjust your Fuzzi Bunz diaper on the Fuzzi Bunz website . Also, you can find a sizing guide on the Fuzzi Bunz website, or on Diaper Wagon's page.
Ease of Use: When you first use this diaper, it will seem more difficult than many of the diapers that you have because of the set-up process with the internal adjustments. It may take a couple of tries to find the correct inner elastic adjustments for your little Precious. However, once those adjustments are made, you don't have to touch them again until your baby has another growth spurt, and for this reason I'd say that the diaper is tolerably easy to use. Because Fuzzi Bunz strives to be durable (using snaps) and have a great fit, there are lots of snaps for you to navigate when putting this diaper on your baby. It can seem complicated at first, but with practice, it is pretty easy. However, I wouldn't give this diaper to a babysitter or cloth diaper novice unless they are comfortable with your cloth diapering routine already.
One Size Adjustments: This diaper does not use rise snaps as most One-Size diapers do. It uses internal adjustments with button-hole elastics. Check it out:
The diaper will come to you set on the 2nd button hole (there are four on each side, I believe)
Fit--Amazing! With three snaps on each closure tab, in addition to internal elastic adjustments in both legs and back, you can truly customize this diaper to fit your baby's body type exactly and prevent leaks. My daughter has skinny little thighs and a skinny waist, but needs a higher rise in a diaper, so this is perfect for us! No more leaking through leg holes more suitable for chubby baby legs! Finally, this is a diaper that can fit many baby body types!!! In fact, I don't know that this diaper has ever leaked for us in the 4 or 5 months we've been using it (we have three of them--I'd like to own MUCH more!)
Closure--Durable snaps, a set of three on each closure tab.
Insert-- The diaper comes with two, a small and regular size. They are both rectangular with four layers of thick microfiber for absorbency. The width is thin, however, so it's not bulky between your baby's legs.
Pocket-- Fuzzi Bunz is the original pocket diaper. In fact, they own the patent on pockets! The pocket is in the back of the diaper. There is no flap over the pocket so that you can easily take the insert out of the diaper without having to touch it.
Nighttime--absolutely. The fit and the layers of microfiber make this diaper ideal for us when it comes to diapering at night.
Daytime--yep! The lack of bulk between the legs makes this perfect for playtime.
Poop Bombs--contains them nicely--even if she's on her back or side!
Wash-- Washing instructions are pretty much the same as other diapers. Separate the insert from the diaper, knock solids into the toilet, rinse in cold water, wash (with detergent) in hot water, rinse on cold, tumble dry or hang dry, and no fabric softeners. Pretty simple.
Materials Very, durable 2 mil PUL, soft fleece that doesn't pill very much at all despite many washings, a thick microfiber insert, snaps, and easily replaceable, button-hole elastics.
Price $18.95, and if you add shipping at The Diaper Wagon that will come to a total of... $18.95!
What I would change I can't think of anything I would change about this diaper. The things that make it slightly more difficult to use than other diapers are the very things that make this diaper durable and have such a great fit.
Anne at The Diaper Wagon was gracious enough to offer a Red, One Size Fuzzi Bunz Diaper to one of the "Makin' It" readers. Sweet, huh???
How do you enter to get one? Just do a few things for us.
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Mandatory Entry: First, follow my blog and then go over to The Diaper Wagon and tell me one thing that Anne sells that you hadn't heard of before or that you've never tried before.
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* 5 entries: blog about this giveaway and leave the url to your post in your comment. Please leave five separate comments letting me know you did so.
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* 10 entries: buy something from The Diaper Wagon and include your order # in the comment. Please leave 10 separate comments letting me know you did so
This Giveaway will run for two weeks, from today, March 18th, until Thursday, April 1st--and don't worry, this doesn't mean it's an April Fools joke! Good luck!