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Saturday, March 12, 2011

CLOSED-Bum Covered Diapers Build-Your-Own-Fitted Review and Giveaway-CLOSED

Recently, Bum Covered Diapers had a sweet coupon code for $5 off any order that included a diaper. Because I'm a cheapskate, I used that $5 to buy a Build-Your-Own Fitted Diaper that was on sale for only $5. I paid $1.99 for shipping and not a cent for the diaper.  It was a sweet deal and I was happy.


When I got the diaper, I was very pleased.  It was thick, well made, soft, and pretty. I was worried at first that it had velcro closures as the only option, since Bunny loves to undo her velcro, but the closures are so sturdy that even I have a tough time getting them open--which is a very good thing!

So, I contacted Melissa at Bum Covered Diapers and asked if she'd be willing to give one of these sweet little, customizable diapers away to one of my readers, and she gladly agreed. 

Here is what she says about these particular diapers:

"These fitted diapers are made exactly the way you want them! You choose the flannel print for the outside. We put two layers of flannel and a heavy soaker pad on the inside. We can create a custom diaper especially for your little one. You choose outside print, the soaker material, and the inside fabric! (The colors and designs pictured give you an idea of the fabric we have, but we can get almost any color or design you request...your choices are in no way limited to what you see here!)

"These diapers will require a waterproof cover. Plastic pants will do, or PUL covers like Thirsties, or Bummis Wraps will work fine. We do not have covers available at this time but hope to carry Thirsties covers in the very near future!

"Because we are using new patterns to sew these diapers, we're offering them at a LOW price. In return, we hope that you would give us your feedback on the style, fit, absorbency, etc.

"Please allow at least 1 week for us to sew and ship your custom diaper orders. Larger orders may take longer to complete."


Now, let me tell you what I love about them. 

FIT
My daughter seems to be between sizes right now.  She weighs in at just under 21 lbs so to be safe, I ordered a size Large, which should fit babies who weigh between 21 and 26 lbs.  The diaper is slightly large on her--which I should have anticipated, and the leg fit is a bit roomy.  The waist, however fits great.  
 The diaper also seems to be the tiniest bit bulky on her because I ordered the large size.  Based on the cut of the diaper, however, I feel that if I had ordered a medium, the diaper would fit her just fine, and wouldn't be bulky at all. 

ABSORBENCY
The amount and type of absorbency in this diaper is all up to you.  You can choose from among three different types of absorbent fabrics--flannel, microfiber, or terrycloth.  I chose flannel because it was the cheapest option and I'm cheap.  But it's also an extremely absorbent option.  My daughter, who is a frequent wetter, not a heavy one, will pee a couple of times before I notice that she's wet because it just absorbs so much.  As it is washed, flannel gets a little stiff which makes it more absorbent but it's still gentle and soft against your baby's skin. 

PRICE
For me, the price was right.  Even if I hadn't had a coupon, the sale price of $5 was a reasonable price for a diaper, and it came with a microfleece, stay-dry insert as well.  At a new regular starting price of only $6, the diaper is still an amazing steal!  Choosing to add different fabrics will increase your price by small increments.  But still, if you buy a 3XL diaper with the most expensive materials that BCD offers, your diaper will still only be $10.  That is a very good! Since this price is introductory, it won't stay this low for long, so if you want to snatch them while they're inexpensive, I'd suggest stocking up on these diapers very soon!

QUALITY
Since I'm a diaper sewer myself, I know what to look for when it comes to diaper quality.  The pictures on the BCD website don't do this diaper justice. It is beautiful and very well made and I'm extremely pleased with the quality.  


CLOSURES
The diapers come with hook and loop closures.  I wasn't too excited about that prospect at first since my daughter is an expert at taking these off so I was planning on removing them and adding my own snaps, but the closures on this fitted diaper are surprisingly strong and not only does my daughter have difficulty opening them, but I am happy to discover that I do as well. My only complaint about the closures is that the laundry tabs aren't as strong as the applix on the front of the diaper and the tabs seem to come apart in the wash and catch on my other diapers. 


WASHING
I wash this diaper the same as I wash all of my other diapers--a cold rinse, followed by a hot wash, and another cold rinse.  I dry it in the machine twice until it's completely dry and ready for use.  I don't line dry any fitted diapers or AIOs because it takes too long so I can't attest to the exact amount of time that would require. I think it's easy to wash and very durable. 

CHOICES
Besides the different choices in materials, you also have a couple of great choices of prints and colors! I really liked my choice of fashion flower because the print is bold and bright.  My friend bought one of these fitteds in a soft yellow color which is also very nice.

All in all, I'm very pleased with this diaper.  It's soft, pretty, quality, and very absorbent.  It's definitely a diaper I would buy again if I needed more diapers :-D

So, at such a good price and with such great quality, I'm sure you want to go out and get some of your own! And while you're at it, you can try to win one here too :-D  Melissa is generously offering one of these build-your-own-fitteds to any of my readers from the United States or Canada.  What do you need to do to win?

MANDATORY ENTRY (Please include your email in every comment):
1. Go to bumcovereddiapers.com and look at the Make-Your-Own-Fitted-Diapers.  Then come back and tell me which print you would like to have.

ADDITIONAL ENTRIES:
2.  Like Bum Covered Diapers on Facebook. (1 entry)
3. Like Cloth Diaper Mommy on Facebook.  (1 entry)
4. Follow Bum Covered Diapers' blog.(1 entry)  
5. Follow my blog. (1 entry)
6. Subscribe to Bum Covered Diapers newsletter.  (1 entry)
7. Blog about this giveaway and link the post in your comment.  (3 entries)
8. Announce the giveaway on Twitter and link the post in your comment (1 entry per day).
9. Follow me on Twitter @Clothdiapermomm (1 entry)
10.  Buy any product from Bumcovereddiapers.com and include your order number in your comment. (5 entries)


This giveaway is open until Wednesday, March 23 at midnight EST.

163 comments:

caedmen said...

I like the green circles print

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Rachel D. said...

I would pick the giraffe print!

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Heather said...

I'd like to have the pink polka dot.

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Sarah said...

I would like the Cars print!

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Amylynn said...

I would love the Doggies print!
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Nicole said...

I would pick either the fashion flower or the purple zebra stripe, but my husband would LOVE to see some camoflauge diapers!

Angie said...

I think I'd go with the basketball print.

Angie said...

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Lara + Chris said...

1. Go to bumcovereddiapers.com and look at the Make-Your-Own-Fitted-Diapers. Then come back and tell me which print you would like to have.

I would have a hard time choosing but I think owls!

Lara + Chris said...

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AEK said...

i like either fashion flower or owls print. Thanks!
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Kristine said...

Green Polka Dot is my Fav.

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Kellie said...

I love the owls!
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Kendra said...

I follow Bum Covers blog.
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I subscribe to your blog :)
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Christy said...

I love the cars print! csday80@hotmail.com (sorry if this posted twice, not sure if it went through the first time)

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Kendra said...

I love the blue tie dye. They are so adoralbe!

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Hannah said...

I love the print you got!
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kde423 said...

I LIKE THE OWLS!

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saskia said...

owl print

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Yuki said...

I would choose the blue recycle print

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meliya said...

I like the Green circles print!

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SondraMama said...

i looooovers the Giraffe print!

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Mrs.Smitty said...

I LOVE both Fashion Flower and Gren Polka Dot!
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Mariah said...

I love the Twinkle Twinkle Little Star!

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Heather M said...

Giraffe

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kmogilevski said...

Fave print: blue recycle and owls
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Donna J. said...

I like the pink polka dots!

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Rachel said...

I like the cute owl print!

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Tannis said...

I would choose the green circles print
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I would like the Giraffe print

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Julie said...

Cars!

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Kristi said...

I like the green polka dot print.

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Yuki said...

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alexisl said...

we like the Owls print :)
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Linda said...

I like the "owls" print.

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