Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Rarpz One Size Pocket Nappy Review

Emma from Rarpz Designs was very kind to send me two of her gorgeous nappies and a pack of cotton reusable wipes.  One nappy from their Characters range with snuggly yellow minkee and a very cool "Prince Charming" cotton print panel across the back  and wings.  It also has a light blue inner which is a nice change from white.  The other nappy has smooth fluoro orange PUL - beautifully bright for happy and colourful nappy changes!
One of the best features of these nappies, in my mind, is that they are hand sewn, so you know you are getting quality workmanship, attention to detail and supporting a Mum and her family :)

Bum Rarpz Cloth Nappies and wipes
Waterproof outer with different fabric and print options
Cuddly microfleece inner
OSFM with 3 snap up size settings (3.5 - 17+kg)
Option of Snaps or Velcro closure
Elasticised back pocket
Insert Stopper
Large square bamboo trifold soaker included
Reinforced tabs for durability

First Impressions:
Upon first inspection, these nappies are beautifully made with high quality materials. I love that there are so many different colour and fabric options, as well as the choice of velcro or snaps. They have an elasticised back pocket to keep the insert in place as well as an "insert stopper": a 2nd row of stitching at the front to keep the insert just below the top of the nappy to avoid leakage on tummy sleepers - ingenious!
The cotton wipes are un-dyed natural cotton with rainbow coloured edging.  They're not too thick, smooth on one side and terry on the other - perfect for sticky messes!

Bum Rarpz Cloth Nappy - Prince

These Rarpz nappies are a good length and should fit to a good age.  Cross over snaps mean they will also fit a small bub (down to 3kg).  I was able to easily get a good fit on both my 7 month old and chubby 2 1/2 year old.  They are a trim fit nappy, which is great under all types of clothes.  I love that they come in either snaps or velcro - the velcro is great for getting a snug fit on a wriggly newborn, which snaps are perfect for older children with clever fingers who would prefer to run wild and nappy-free ;)

The trifold soaker included with the nappy is generously sized and made up of 2 layers of  thirsty bamboo.  I didn't need to boost it for either of my girls, even my heavy wetting ChaCha which was a great bonus for me! 

Washing/Drying Time:
The nappies come apart easily for washing and the shells, like all pockets dry very quickly - the cotton and minkee taking just a little longer than the smooth PUL.  The bamboo boosters also dried quite quickly for a bamboo fabric an arvo in the sun or a day on the clothes horse inside.

I've loved using these nappies and wipes on my girls.  They've been very reliable and super cute to boot!  I would definitely recommend them!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Destination Green One Size Pocket Nappy Review & Giveaway!

Well this review has been a while in coming, but I've had a great chance to try out this nappy on both my girls, and must say, I really like it!...  And what's more, Emma from Destination Green has kindly sent me an extra nappy to give away to one lucky person!... but more about that later - first let me tell you about this awesome nappy!

One Size Pocket nappy with 3 (snap up) size settings

PUL outer with micro suede lining
Elasticised pocket opening
2 rows of  snaps on wings for separate leg and waist adjustment
2 boosters included: 3 layer bamboo terry & 3 microfibre.
Cute prints

First Impressions:
Upon first inspection the nappy looks well made and durable, as well as very cute.  The PUL layer is single rather than sandwich PUL, but since its hidden away in the pocket it shouldn't see much wear and tear. I like microsuede as a lining as it is thin and light but also seems to repel stains better than microfleece.  The boosters are thick and soft but not bulky. 

Size/ Fit:  

Destination Green Pocket Cloth Nappy
Cha Cha at 9 months
Average length - about 1/2 way between a Bum Genius (long) and a China Cheapie (short)
The smallest size setting and overlapping snaps will allow it to fit a small bub and it still fit My chubby Lou Lou nicely at 2 1/2. :)
The best part about it though?  Separate hip and waist snaps!  This means that it will easily fit bubs off all shapes and sizes and is a definite advantage!

I was unsure how it would go for absorbency having only 2 long boosters, but it was fine for Lou lou during the day both when she was awake and during nap time.  I was less confident when trying it on my heavy wetting Cha Cha, as she was using a 2 layer bamboo trifold and long bamboo booster inside a double gussetted cover at the time, but it stood up to the test and worked well for day time; not so much for naps.  I did mostly use it as a lay in system on ChaCha, just for peace of mind, and it worked well like that, while other pockets were not so effective.  The separate hips snaps meant I could get a really good fit around the legs to keeps her "floods" in long enough for the bamboo to soak them up ;)

Washing/ Drying Time:
Being a pocket nappy, it comes apart easily for washing.  Both boosters dry in a reasonable time - 1/2 day in the sun or full day inside.

I've been pleasantly surprised by this nappy.  It comes across as a fairly standard pocket nappy, but I really like the separate leg & waist snaps and the 2 boosters stay nice and squishy when wet, unlike flat bamboo boosters - even my husband commented on it!

Here's your chance to get your hands on this cute nappy!
The winner will be drawn at 12pm on March 21st and notified by email.
Best of luck!

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