Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Mama's got a Brand New Babe Review and Giveaway!

Welcome to the Mama's Got a Brand New Babe giveaway event, hosted by Going Green with the Grizls and Sew Fatty! This event will run from April 24th - May 8th and we will finish off with a Twitter party on May 9th from 9-10 PM EST!

Going Green with the Grizls



Each blogger located on the linky below has put together an awesome prize suitable for either a new parent or baby worth a minimum of $25. =) Be sure to enter to win of TWO fabulous grand prizes!! Each prize is worth over $ and are made up of the perfect new baby and parent gift including prizes from an amazing list of sponsors including Boba, Gen-Y, Bamboobies, Kissed By the Moon, and Bummis!

Be sure to attend the Twitter party on May 9th from 9-10 EST to participate in the live drawing for the grand prizes. There will also be special prizes specifically for the Twitter party. You must tweet at least once during the party to be eligible to win.


Hashtag: #MamasBabe
Hosts: @GreenGrizls & @SewFatty

Now for my giveaway!! 

I'm so excited to write this post, for two reasons. 1) I get to introduce Bumkins' new and improved One-Size (OS) cloth diaper and 2) It includes a giveaway of not one but TWO brand new cloth diapers!


So let's get started. Local retailer, Zoolikins has generously agreed to sponsor the items for review and giveaway. Last year Bumkins revealed their new line-up of diapers which included changes to their sizing. The new cut fits a smaller baby while still fitting most toddlers. I have seen this diaper on a 7lb newborn (I will be able to personally test this theory come August!) and it fits my 23lb 19month old like a glove! I never cloth diapered B when he was a newborn, so I don't have a newborn "stash". As I start to grow a stash for baby #2, I'm noticing that most newborn AIO diapers have a limited shelf life--about 12-15lbs max and then they're ruled out. At $13-$15 a piece, that seems like a lot of money to invest in for such a short time period.  I like the idea that this diaper can fit a newborn and continue to be used as the baby grows, truly the definition of a OS diaper in my opinion.

A side by side of the new Bumkins sized as small as it can go, next to a Lil Joey newborn diaper
This brand new release of diapers reveals a bunch of "upgrades" to its predecessor. It keeps the same sizing for newborns on up, but they've also improved the PUL. This diaper not only has a waterproof PUL but also a TPU layer. (Without getting off-topic too much, here's a great article by my friend Julie about the difference between PUL and TPU). Anyway, this new waterproofing creates amazing leak protection while still being easily maintained. When you run your finger along the inside and outside of this diaper you can actually feel the difference in the material, it almost feels thicker, more secure than other brands, or other releases of Bumkins. Sticking with the outside appearance, Bumkins finally has SOLID colors! You know I'm a print junkie (to satisfy that, they have released Turtles in the new PUL/TPU) as much as the next person, but solids are great for multiple children-keeping it gender neutral.



So soft and thick!

In addition to improvements to the outside of this diaper, the inside had some "work done" too. The inner fabric for their Snap-In One diaper is a super soft cotton/bamboo blend. I love this because it's soft natural fibers against B's sensitive skin. The insert that this diaper comes with is a nice, soft, super-absorbent minky one, so you get the benefits of synthetics with the softness and absorbency of natural fibers right next to baby's skin. If you prefer all natural fibers, Bumkins also makes a snap in bamboo/cotton insert. This can easily be swapped out for the minky and makes this already trim diaper EVEN trimmer.


The snap in minky next to the snap in bamboo/cotton insert

The natural fiber inner makes the leg gussets roll in to create a seal
The fit of this diaper is smaller than most OS diapers, but not "too small" in my opinion to work for my toddler. Because it is made with a natural fiber inner, the legs roll in to create an awesome seal. Naptime, car seats, and a nasty stomach virus have proven to be no match for this diaper. There also is an extra bit of elastic along the top of the front of the diaper. It's kind of hard to see when it's on, but what it does is help the diaper to create a "seal" of sorts around the waist as well to prevent any leaking up the front. A definite necessity for boys and tummy sleepers.

A close-up of the elastic around the tummy


Everything stays nice and tucked! From the belly to the legs

B was lucky enough to be a tester for these diapers (one of the benefits of living in the same town as Bumkins ;)) and I could not wait for these to be released. The natural fibers, the soft inserts, the trim fit and the snug sizing make this my new favorite diaper.

So, now that your excited and ready to go, here's what's in it for you. Simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below for your chance to win 2 of the new Bumkins Snap-In One OS diapers. If you can't wait for the giveaway to end, you can always order yours through Zoolikins online! Oh, and one more thing, the new PUL/TPU also comes in their AIO and Stuff-It pocket diaper if you'd like to try other options as well!




**Disclaimer: I was provided the product for review purposes. The opinions expressed are solely my own and may differ from your own. No other compensation was received**



138 comments:

  1. Turtle and green, I love me some green!

    -Alicia Smith

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  2. Green and blue!. Sad I don't have twitter for these contests lol.

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    1. I know the feeling Christina! When I started entering these contests myself, I set up a Twitter account just to gain extra entries! It wasn't until I actually started blogging myself that I figured out how the silly thing worked! :)

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  3. Blue and red. Can't way to try these new niapers!

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  4. Turtle and Green! I was lucky enough to score one as a swag gift on Sat. :)

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  5. I would choose green and blue.

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  6. I'd choose red and turtle :)

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  7. Definitely green & blue...but red & Turtle are pretty cute too! ;)

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  8. I love the green and blue - great summer colors!

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  9. I would choose red and turtle Amy M menzies(at)bell(dot)net

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  10. Claire RheinheimerApril 24, 2013 at 4:53 PM

    I'd get blue and red.

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  11. blue and turtle :)

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  12. Turtle and Green. Wish they had pink...
    Thanks for making this open to Canadians.

    Besos, Sarah
    Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo
    Finding Humour in Everyday Life
    journeysofthezoo at hotmail dot com

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  13. I would choose blue and turtle. They are so cute! And i second that yay!
    http;//www.ashleighgfg.blogspot.ca

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  14. definitely turtle and blue!

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  15. I would choose turtle and red!

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  16. I would choose the Red and Turtle print!
    jbang0331 at yahoo dot com

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  17. I'd also select Turtle and blue. Such a nice shade of blue...

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  18. If I were lucky enough to win, I'd pick blue and turtle.

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  19. a turtle (awesome color btw) and a red!

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  20. Turtle and turtle. Love it!
    -Patricia B-

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  21. Ashley Chassereau ParksApril 26, 2013 at 2:09 PM

    I would choose Blue and Green!

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  22. I would choose turtle and blue

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  23. I would choose green and blue.

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  24. I like the turtle and red colors/prints.

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  25. I'd choose green and blue!

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  26. I would choose turtle and red!
    RC LoryAnn P

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  27. Red and turtle

    Rachel N on raffelcopter

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  28. I'd choose blue and green.
    Theresa N
    weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  29. Gabrielle BordeleauApril 28, 2013 at 6:37 PM

    Blue and turtle!

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  30. I would choose Blue and Turtle

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  31. I would go with the blue and green.
    Thanks for the giveaway! =)
    JJs2468@aol.com

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  32. Yea! great giveaway :) I would love the Turtles, and the Blue

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  33. Red and Turtle!

    huntermb3 at gmail dot com

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  34. I love Turtle and Red the most! Turtle is adorable

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  35. I'd pick the red and the turtle! So fun!

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  36. Green and blue! They are on my registry :)

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  37. I'd pick blue and Turtle - so cute!

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  38. I would choose the turtle and the green ones

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  39. all of them lol, but if i had to choose just two it would be red and green

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  40. i would get red and turtle

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  41. abrennan09@hotmail.com
    I like the "Bumkins Reusable Contour Soaker 2 Pack.

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  42. I would choose the turtle and red colors

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  43. red and turtle, but I like the blue too

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  44. I'd love to win these!! I'd chose green and blue. Not much of a red fan ;)
    -Kortnei

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  45. Blue for my DD and Turtles for my nephew!

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  46. I would pick green and turtles!

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  47. I would probably pick the blue and red since we don't know the gender of #2, but I do think the turtles are super cute!!!

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  48. I'd pick the red and blue since I already have a few diaper covers in the turtle print... and several plain green diapers. :)

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  49. I would pick turtles and blue ... unless I can get 2 turtles, then I want that :)

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  50. I like the blue and the turtle! Thanks.

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  51. I would choose green and turtle, awesome colors!

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  52. I'd love the turtle and blue.

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  53. I'd get the Turtle and Green!

    Kimberley Meier
    momof3chaos at gmail dot com

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  54. Turtle (perfect for summer) & the red!

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  55. I Love the blue and the green! so cute!

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  56. I would choose red and turtle.
    masugr at yahoo dot com

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  57. Samantha LippardMay 5, 2013 at 2:18 PM

    Turtle and green :)

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  58. I would choose blue and turtle.

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  59. Turtle and green.

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  60. I like blue and turtle
    sunniewoodyplus2 atmsn.com

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  61. I love the turtle and blue for my little boy on the way!!

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  62. I would choose green and blue

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  63. pretty colors! I'd choose turtle and red.

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  64. I would choose Turtle and Blue!

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  65. Turtle and Red!

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  66. I would choose turtle and blue.

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  67. red and blue
    taraz9 at excite dot com

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  68. The turtle and blue are my favorite!

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  69. Green and Blue for my boy!

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