Thursday, July 28, 2011

Alva, Popfish, BabyLand, and other ebay cloth diaper review

ebay diapersI've had a chance to try a few more diapers.  All these I bought from ebay for less the $6 each shipped.  The green ones left to right Alva, Popfish, and Sunnycutebaba
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ebay diapersFrom Left to right b'bies, Grape-Apple, and Babyland.
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All these diapers worked for us.  I've used all but the babyland and sunnycutebaba at night.  The babyland and the sunnycutebaba run very small and we have pulled them from the stash.  I think they would work really well on a smaller baby but not on our toddler. They did leak but only because they were to small for Lily. Out off all of these diapers I have to say I love the Alva and the Popfish the most.  They are almost the same diaper.  The only differences I've found so far are the liner fabric is different and Alva have to hip snaps.  Alva also come in more prints but the Popfish cost less even though they do not come with inserts.   (you can buy them from the same seller)  Both have the double pocket elastic. (love this)  I own 3 Alvas and 6 Popfish and have/will order more.  I will say that the Popfish seller ships much quicker and I get my diapers much faster.  The Grape-Apple diaper and the b'bies (I have one of each) work well also and are active in our rotation.  I think they they are a bit trimmer then the Alvas/Popfish.  The Grap-apples, like the Alvas come in lots of great prints.  I just think I like the wing shape better on the Alvas and the Popfish but would order and use both the Grape-Apple and b'bies again.  All the diapers seem to be holding up well.  I cold  wash, hot wash, warm wash no soap, cold rinse and then air dry the shells.   I will keep using them and let you know of any problems.

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Baby Gift and Diaper Craft

SDC10317 I love making baby gifts! The cupcake (I'm calling it a muffin) is from Amigurumi World: Seriously Cute Crochet my go to book for cuteness.  The socks are knit using scrap sock yarn and my made up baby sock pattern.  For the blanket I just used a ripple stitch and some super soft acrylic. 
DiaperWoohoo I made a diaper!  And it was super super super easy.  I used RRP (Rita's Rump Pocket).  I love the pattern the diaper fits great on Lily and I will be making more.  I also think it would be perfect for a newborn and if and when I have another I will be making a ton of these... I will make a few more anyway.  When I made this one I sewed in a prefold, I won't do that again, it's just too thick all around and it took forever to dry.  Next time I will make it as a pocket and use turn my prefolds into inserts.  (I don't like prefolds but we will talk about that in my next post.)
SoakerThis was a super fast soaker to knit and seems to fits well.  I used Frantic Mama Knitted Soaker Pattern and made a size large.  It took a full ball of Kureyon and almost a full ball WOTA.  I plan on knitting a few more soakers, I don't know how much we will used them because they don't fit under clothing well. I think I will try to put a skirt on one next and I want to try a wrap pattern I found. If I had a smaller baby I'd be all over soakers and longies!   Well I think that's all I've got for now:)

Next time we will talk about the fight I got in with a snappi and my deep seeded hatred for prefolds (yes I'm a drama queen, and no I really don't hate them...that much) and I'll talk about the the ebay diapers I got yesterday!

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