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Diaper Giveaway Hop
Welcome to the Mother’s Day Cloth Diaper Giveaway Hop hosted by Daily Mothering! Nearly 100 blogs have linked up to bring you dozens and dozens of exciting cloth diaper giveaways. Enter my giveaway below and then hop to the other blogs listed at the bottom of this post to enter their fluffy giveaways too! Each blog has a cloth diaper prize valued at $15 or more, and many blogs have prize packs worth over $100. And, don’t forget to enter the GRAND PRIZE giveaway at Daily Mothering for your chance to win this amazing $1300 Cloth Diaper Prize Pack!
I am excited to announce that I am participating in the Daily Mothering Cloth Diaper Hop. Tales of a Cloth Diaper Mama has teamed up with DiaperHQ to giveaway a bumGenius Freetime to one lucky reader. I have chosen to give away this diaper because it is one of my new favorites. The Freetime is an awesome little diaper, which is new, extremely absorbent, and easy to use!
This new diaper is an all-in-one diaper, meaning that all the components of the diaper are attached. The Freetime diaper has an outer waterproof layer with two semi-attached microfiber inserts with a stay¬-dry layer on top. Because this diaper is all-in-one, there is no need for stuffing which makes it extremely convenient to use.
I first fell in love with this diaper after going on a trip. We had an almost 4-hour plane ride, and I wanted to avoid changing a diaper mid-flight. I decided to pair the Freetime with a hemp insert by laying the hemp insert under the semi-attached inserts. To my pleasure and surprise, the diaper lasted, with no leaks, for over 6 hours. This is remarkable as my daughter is a very heavy wetter and was awake for the majority of this time. Typically, I change her every 2-3 hours to avoid leaking, but this diaper just kept on absorbing for over 6 hours.
After using the Freetime so successfully on the long flight, I began using it, again paired with a hemp insert, for the 12-13 hour overnight stretch. I have never had a diaper work better! Overnight diaper leaks were still happening with hemp stuffed pocket diapers and even with disposables. I was honestly beginning to believe that there was no overnight solution when I happened upon the Freetime. Now, I am switching over to Freetimes completely for the overnight stretch.
Long Drying Time
The biggest weakness I have found with the Freetime is that takes a long time to dry. I do not like to dry diapers with PUL in the dryer. Thus, I have to hang-dry the Freetime. The outer layer dries very quickly, but the microfiber attached inserts take quite a while to dry. Because of this, I would not suggest this being the only diaper in your stash. However, I would suggest that everyone has a few of these innovative and convenient diapers.
The only other minor weakness I have found with this diaper is its adjustability. The diaper has snaps to adjust the rise of the diaper. The rise can be adjusted to three different sizes (small, medium, and large). While I like the way this allows the diaper to be sized, I am often frustrated when the snaps come undone in the course of putting on the diaper on a wiggly baby.
The bumGenius Freetime diaper is manufactured by CottonBabies. It is available in 15 attractive colors including three new solid colors (Dazzle, Sassy, and Mirror) and two new patterns (Lovelace and Albert). The diaper is a one-size diaper intended to fit infants and toddlers from 8 to 35 pounds. It is available in snaps or hook and loop (Aplix). Be sure to check out this excellent diaper at DiaperHQ.
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