Sunday, November 10, 2013

Rumpkinz Cloth Diapers (review)

One of the awesome prizes in the (Un)baby shower event was a Rumpkinz Cloth Diaper. Rumpkinz diapers are made by a work at home mom, so you know lots of care was put into the making of these cute diapers! We were sent an AI2 to try out, and since we got it before I had Squiggle, I tested it out on Bobble. He didn't mind the flowery diaper, though hubby gave me a funny look when he saw it on our little man!

Perhaps you can see why? *laughs*

This diaper featured a cute floral print on the back side and a soft minky material on the front. Very cute (for a little girl)! Rumpkinz does custom diapers and custom embroidery, too, so the possibilities of cuteness are endless!

I tested this diaper as much as I could with Bobble, and it held up to his (ploppable) poos as well as his messy ones (illness). Nothing got out! I didn't have any leaks with this diaper at all, but it was a different story with my husband. He said the diaper was cute, but said it leaks horribly. I went to change Bobble and he was, indeed, soaked.... but the insert was also sticking out a bit between his legs and I guarantee you that cute flowery fabric wicked away as much moisture as it could! Since I had used it many times with no leaks, I'm going to chalk that up to user error. In fairness to hubby, he hasn't really used many diapers where there is an insert on top that you have to make sure is tucked in. Perhaps I should have pointed that out to him when I was changing Bobble, but I know he won't ever put the flowery diaper on him unless it's last in the rotation, so I don't have much to worry about!

Since this is a one-size diaper, I tried it on Squiggle after she was born. I believe she was roughly 10 lbs when I tried it on her. She had a visible gaping at the legs, so I took it right back off her as that would just be asking for a mess! I tried it again around 12 lbs and had the same issue, but I have yet to try it on her now (roughly 16 lbs). I do believe that is actually due to how she is packing on the weight, though. These look like they should work easily with a 12 lb child. I had absolutely no fit issues with Bobble.

All in all, I would say this diaper is a good diaper and the cuteness factor totally makes this diaper! Rumpkinz diapers are obviously a good quality (you can just tell from holding them), and work very nicely! You can also get mama cloth, pocket diapers, or cloth trainers in addition to the AI2s. Check out their store to see more!

Disclosure: I receive sample(s) for the purpose of testing and review. These opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. 

Friday, November 8, 2013

Walls Need Love (Giveaway & review)

A while back, I was fortunate enough to discover, a site that does wall decals and stickers. Not too much later, I was given the opportunity to review their product and I jumped on it! I had my eye on a few things, and for a while I couldn't decide what I wanted. I had a particular theme I wanted to do for Squiggle's room, but I couldn't find just what I was looking for. My husband actually fell in love with a pre-made set on their site, but if he hadn't, I was going to take advantage of their custom stickers.

I apologize in advance for the poor quality of a couple of the pictures. My camera died partway through the pictures, and I had to switch to a phone for a few while the batteries charged. (Then I grabbed the barely-charged batteries to snag the rest of the photos, so you only have a couple poor quality pictures!)

This is how the room looked to start out:

I had a gift card to spend at the website as well, so I got to get more than I thought I would have for her room. I got a flowering tree, a cartoon-y owl set, and butterflies. I really liked that I could pick any colours I wanted for the tree and the butterflies. They have a colour chart (and also a previewer so you can see how it would look on your approximate wall colour) that allows for customization of the feature. I could have made the tree trunk purple, the leaves orange, and the flowers green if I wanted!

The stickers were surprisingly easy to take off the sheets and put on the wall, though I had one heck of a time climbing up and down while super pregnant to do so! I had my mother and my husband put the tree on the wall since that came in segments that needed to be lined up, and then I decorated it with leaves and flowers.

I have extra stickers for the tree and the owl set, so I could have made a pile of leaves at the bottom of the tree if I wanted (which I considered), and extra leaves for the owl set as well. I opted to actually stick pretty close to the examples on the website since I really liked the set up, but there are still little changes you can see between my walls and the website.

Leftover stickers

I actually had the stickers up on the wall and pictures taken back in late May/early June, but I didn't have time to type up the review then... and I'm glad I didn't. Squiggle is now 3 months old and completely in love with her walls. I didn't realize that she was going to enjoy them so early, but at first it was just something different to look at. Darker colours contrasting against the light wall. I know newborns don't have the best vision! As time went on, though... I realized she was actually interacting with them. Right around 2 months old, I noticed she was smiling whenever I picked her up off the changing table... and I realized that when I did that, she was staring directly at the wide-eyed owl stickers. I moved closer to them and she smiled bigger. She likes to stare at her birds, butterflies, owls and the tree. She smiles when you move her around to different sides of the room, and smiles when she gets her diaper changed because she is surrounded by her wall decor.

WallsNeedLove can help you with all your decorating for any room in your house! They are also offering one of my readers a $50 gift card to get started on their next decorating project! Enter below for your chance to win! Giveaway starts at 12:00am 11/9/2013, and ends at 11:59pm 11/30/2013.

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Disclosure: Some of the products mentioned above were sent to me by the company in exchange for a review, while others were purchased by myself. This did not influence my opinion of the product in any way. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. Thoughts Of Fluff is not responsible for prize fulfillment.