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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Green Gal Pick: Sew Natural Watch Me Grow One Size Pocket Diaper Review and Giveaway!


Chrissie over at Sew Natural Diaper Company was kind enough to send me one of her fabulous Watch Me Grow One Size Pocket diapers to review.  As you all know, the majority of my stash is pocket diapers and I really do love them.  I was so thrilled to try out the white Watch Me Grow that I washed it that night and had it on my daughter first thing in the morning.  Notice the morning bed head (no, her hair is not in pigtails - it is stuck that way from the hairdo the day before):

 

As you can see, the Watch Me Grow diaper fits my daughter very well.  I really love that it is a trim fitting diaper and I was even able to put jeans on her that day.  It is not only trim enough to fit under jeans, but it also is trim in the crotch area.  I like that in a diaper because it means it is more comfortable for my baby.  Some diapers are ridiculously wide and I think that can be really annoying in a baby who is learning to walk, crawl, or run.  


 On the smallest setting with lovely crossover buttons:
 
(Chrissie is changing the name over from DewDrops Handmade)
One the largest setting:

Inside:


 

The trimness doesn't affect performance a all.  This diaper held up to a 5 hour span when daughter fell asleep on her bedroom floor one afternoon.  I usually worry when I don't change her right before a nap, but I didn't have to stress at all with the Watch Me Grow.  She woke up with a very heavy diaper, but she was dry, her clothes were dry, and her carpet was dry.  Yay!!!

I love the this fits from 8 pounds all the way up to 28 pounds.  That is great on the wallet (especially since these diapers are priced at just $16 a piece -- great price for a reliable pocket) and the earth!  The inner absorbent layer is Sew Natural's ROBIN tri-fold insert.  This insert has six absorbent layers of bamboo french terry and 3 layers of cotton velour.  I have some of the velour inserts and they are S-O-F-T soft.

 

Chrissie was kind enough to answer my obnoxious questions and it really makes me love small mom businesses even more.

What got you interested in cloth diapers/cloth diaper making?
I always knew that I would cloth diaper my children. Initially I began with just prefolds and covers - I was already overwhelmed with making clothes, blankets, and enjoying our first baby to really think about actually making the diapers myself! When I found out we were expecting our 4th I knew I was going to need to restock our diaper stash so I decided I would make my own. I have gone through several trial diapers to end up here and I'm constantly working to make my pattern better.  

What inspired the new diaper design?
The new diaper design was inspired by the fact that I want people to understand that cloth diapering is EASY, and I was hoping to make it as painless as possible! I used to avoid AIOs because they take so long to wash and dry, it completely defeated the purpose to me. So I incorporated some new fabrics developed by Wazoodle Fabric company designed specifically to increase the effiency of diapering! I think that the new diaper brings the trimness and ease of a disposable and the practicality and eco-friendliness of cloth diapering together nicely.

What do you hope for your business in the future?
I really hope that I can continue to grow my company, so that in 5 years when my youngest enters kindergarten it can be a full time job for me. Eventually I would love to open and fabric/sewing store here. . . but for now I have babies to raise!


WIN IT!
Christine has generously offered to host a giveaway to one LUCKY Baby To Green reader!  The winner will get to choose a Sew Natural AIO in their choice of color and size!  

To enter each entry must have an email address in the comment or visible in your public profile.  No email address = no winning.  Each comment is worth 1 entry into the drawing.

Mandatory Entry:  You must be a follower of Baby To Green via Google Friend Connect and you must be a follower of Chrissie's Blog at Naturally Sewn.  After we are all friends, leave a comment saying that you will be our friend forever!That counts as your mandatory first entry.

Extra Entries (only after Mandatory Entry has been entered):
  • Fan me on Facebook.  
  • Follow me on Twitter and leave a comment with your Twitter ID.
  • Tweet this ONCE per day and leave the permalink in your comment. "Win a @SewNaturalDipe AIO #clothdiaper from Sew Natural Diaper Co. and @Baby2Green http://bit.ly/cvUSrR"
  • Go to Sew Natural Diaper Company's Etsy shop and pick one item you LOVE and come back here to tell me what it is.
  • Follow Sew Natural Diaper Company on Twitter and comment with your Twitter ID.  
  • Stop by Naturally Sewn and comment on any post. 

So that is at least SEVEN chances to win.  Be sure to pay attention on Twitter and Facebook.  I may or may not be giving out bonus entries throughout the week.

Deadline for entries is Wednesday March 24, 2010 at noon Eastern Time.  All entries will be checked and any entry that doesn't qualify will be removed before the drawing.  The winner will be drawn via Random.org for fairness.  Winner will be notified and has 48 hours to respond.  If winner does not respond, a second drawing will be held.

Disclaimer: I did receive a sample product for review.  
This does not affect the review of this product. I was not paid for this review and the opinions are mine and mine alone. 

74 comments:

Shannon (Coupon Mommy Of 2 ... Now 3) said...

I am already both of your friends forever!!

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Shannon (Coupon Mommy Of 2 ... Now 3) said...

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Shannon (Coupon Mommy Of 2 ... Now 3) said...

I love the watch me grow diapers, I am so into One size diapers, that I would prefer them

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Shannon (Coupon Mommy Of 2 ... Now 3) said...

I commented here:http://www.naturallysewn.com/?p=1309

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Jessica said...

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Jessica said...

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Jessica said...

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Jessica said...

I tweeted:
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Jessica said...

I like the Watch Me Grow Pocket Diaper One Size Adjustable Cloth Diaper in blue and brown

Jessica said...

I follow Sew Natural on twitter
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Jessica said...

I commented on the post about this giveaway.

kiwimum said...

I am both of your friends forever! :)
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kiwimum said...

I am a Facebook Fan!
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kiwimum said...

I like the Grow with me and the Dew it all diapers. (Have one of each at home...and will definately be purchasing more!) Also think I will add in one of the wetbags this time!
Chantelle - ski_girl69@hotmail.com

kiwimum said...

Left comment on Naturally Sewn blog:
http://www.naturallysewn.com/?p=1309&cpage=1#comment-998
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MommyMonkey said...

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Amanda said...

Following Baby To Green and Naturally Sewn via Google Connect. Following forever. LOL

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Following Baby To Green on Twitter.

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Amanda said...

Tweeted giveaway.

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Amanda said...

After viewing the Sew Natural Diaper Company's Etsy shop, I really liked the wet bags, especially the floral one.

Amanda said...

Following Sew Natural Diaper Company on Twitter. Commented on one of the tweets.

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Vanessa said...

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Vanessa said...

I love the Breast is Best Pads made with Bamboo Reusable and Uniquely You.

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Vanessa said...

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