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My husband and I recently switched our daughter from disposable diapers to cloth diapers. After our initial trip to the cloth diaper store, we brought home three all-in-two diapers and one pocket diaper. After just a few days of using cloth, I was hooked. Although I am trying to restrain myself so that I do not end up buying so many cloth diapers that I lose out on the money saving benefits, I immediately started searching for a few more cloth diapers to try. I do not mind washing diapers everyday, but I would not mind being able to skip a day every now and then.
While investigating other cloth diapers to try, I came across Awesome Blossom. Upon contacting the company, I received a Yellow Bubble Time OS pocket diaper to review. This one-size-fits-all cloth diaper fits children who weigh between nine and thirty-five pounds. The outer material is 100% polyester with a waterproof PUL lining; the inner material is super soft micro-fleece. This diaper has two layers of snaps that adjust the size around the waist including extra cross-over snaps for an extra small fitting around the waist as well as three torso snaps that allow the diaper to grow with the child. Each diaper also comes with an absorbent three-layer micro-fiber insert.
My initial impression of the Awesome Blossom OS cloth diaper is that the pattern is incredibly cute. I love the yellow, green, and orange circles on the Yellow Bubble Time diaper. My daughter looks so cute in the pattern, and I can reuse the diaper should I ever have a son one day. Awesome Blossom diapers also come in a variety of other prints and solid colors including my following favorites:
My Awesome Blossom diaper came with an instruction sheet for pre-washing and general care. According to the instructions, I should have washed the diaper three times before use to activate full absorbancy. However, in my impatience to try the diaper out on my daughter, I ended up pre-washing the diaper only once. My advice to my readers is to follow the instructions exactly. When I put the diaper on my daughter for the first time, she ended up with some wetness around her legs after an hour. After the second time the diaper went through my washer, the absorbancy definitely lasted longer. By the third wash, I could leave the diaper on my daughter for a couple of hours before any leaks occurred. In other words, the instructions are not lying; three washes are necessary to fully activate the absorbancy of this cloth diaper.
I really love how easy Awesome Blossom cloth diapers are to use. The snaps are tight but not impossible to pry apart. When I first tried this diaper on my daughter, I initially used the medium snap positions on the torso because her other diapers fit her at this size. However, after a few minutes, I realized that I should have used a smaller setting. I was able to unsnap the torso snaps and readjust the diaper to a smaller size without having to take it off my daughter. However, although easy to snap and unsnap, these snaps are also very secure. I will not have to worry about my daughter easily unsnapping her diaper when she gets older and more dexterous.
I am very pleased with the absorbancy of the micro-fiber insert. My daughter usually wears her diapers for two to four hours between diaper changes. Once I had washed my Awesome Blossom cloth diaper enough times, I was able to leave it on her for over two hours. I am extremely pleased that this diaper lasts for as long as my daughter needs. I also like that the inner micro-fleece cloth helps wick moisture away from my daughter’s skin.
I also love the texture of the cloth of the Awesome Blossom diaper. The minky on the outside is very soft. I can comfortably carry my daughter around in nothing but a diaper without worry about how the outer cloth will rub me or her. (And I definitely want to show off my daughter in just her diaper because the pattern is just too cute!) I also really love the super soft micro-fleece that touches her skin. I always worry about irritation in my daughter’s sensitive diaper area. However, she has not had any problems with diaper rash or redness with this cloth diaper.
As an exclusively breastfed baby, my daughter usually poops only every couple of days. Most of her diapers have therefore been only wet. However, I am happy with the way in which my Awesome Blossom diapers contain her breast milk poop. I will be interested to see how this cloth diaper continues to perform when my daughter begins eating solid foods and her dirty diapers change in quality and quantity.
In terms of pricing, Awesome Blossom cloth diapers are comparable to similar one-size-fits-all pocket diapers. My Yellow Bubble Time OS retails for $21.99, which includes the pocket diaper and one insert. Depending on the print and color, other Awesome Blossom diapers sell for as low as $14.95 up to the highest price of $21.99. Awesome Blossom also offers sets of diapers that provide some savings for buying larger quantities at once.
My only complaint about my Awesome Blossom cloth diaper is that the pocket opening for the insert is a little on the small side. I had to fold the insert in half before inserting it into the diaper, which is a little inconvenient. However, at the same time, the small opening ensures that the insert will not fall out while my daughter is wearing this cloth diaper, so I am not totally unhappy.
Final Verdict: I really do not have much of anything negative to say about my Awesome Blossom cloth diaper. First, I really love the print, which is cute, and the material, which is super soft and super absorbent. More importantly, I love the way in which this cloth diaper fits my daughter. I do not have to worry about leaks while she is in her Awesome Blossom Yellow Bubble Time OS Cloth Diaper. Poppy and I give this cloth diaper four thumbs up!
To purchase your own Awesome Blossom cloth diaper, simply go to the Awesome Blossom Cloth Diapers website. Right now, you can use the coupon code PARENTINGPATCH for the 19% off your purchase (not valid on handmade items). You can also follow Awesome Blossom on Facebook or Twitter.
As part of the Mother’s Day Cloth Diaper Giveaway Hop hosted by Daily Mothering, Awesome Blossom has graciously offered to giveaway one (1) Happy Green Flowers OS Cloth Diaper valued at $21.99 to one lucky reader of The Parenting Patch. All you need to do to enter is use the following Rafflecopter form. Good luck and happy cloth diapering!
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The Parenting Patch Awesome Blossom Cloth Diaper Giveaway is restricted to legal residents of the United States of America. The Awesome Blossom Cloth Diaper Giveaway ends at midnight CST on May 12, 2012. One winner will be chosen at random via Rafflecopter. The winner will be sent an email and will have forty-eight hours to respond. If no response is received within forty-eight hours, another winner will be chosen.
Disclaimer: The product in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation.
Yellow Bubble Time © 2012 Awesome Blossom Cloth Diapers
Awesome Blossom Cloth Diaper and Insert © 2012 Heather Johnson
Happy Pink Flowers © 2012 Awesome Blossom Cloth Diapers
Excellent Purple © 2012 Awesome Blossom Cloth Diapers
Snaps on the Awesome Blossom Cloth Diaper © 2012 Heather Johnson
Torso Snaps on the Awesome Blossom Cloth Diaper © 2012 Heather Johnson
Extra Small Snaps on the Awesome Blossom Cloth Diaper © 2012 Heather Johnson
Front View of the Awesome Blossom Cloth Diaper © 2012 Heather Johnson
Back View of the Awesome Blossom Cloth Diaper © 2012 Heather Johnson
Pocket Opening on the Awesome Blossom Cloth Diaper © 2012 Heather Johnson
Happy Green Flowers © 2012 Awesome Blossom Cloth Diapers