Friday, October 20, 2017

What Da Fluff and Review and Giveaway

What Da Fluff is a monthly subscription box for only $15 a month. It lets you pick if you want a girl, boy, or gender neutral box. I received the gender neutral box. My box came with an old style Alva diaper in the color orange with a charcoal bamboo insert. It also came with 2 little pieces of candy, a 9 piece wooden puzzle, a little yellow loofa, a cucumber face mask, and a Sesame Street number write and wipe workbook.


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So if I'm being honest Alva isn't my first pick when it comes to diapers but they do work. My biggest issue with them is the fit. They fit bigger babies which is nice for big babies or babies who are at the end of cloth diapering and beginning stages of potty training. I have to use cloth diaper tricks to make them fit smaller babies so often times I just gravitate towards the diapers that fit both small and big babies.  As for everything else... So nice! I love that they put things for momma into each box. They have a description on their site that explains that cloth diapering isn't easy so they like to throw something in for mamas. :)


Lets also talk price.. As many of you cloth diapering mamas know, it can be expensive. But there are ways to make it cheaper. There are many different companies that offer monthly subscription boxes and they are very expensive. What Da Fluff offers each box for $15 which I think is such a great deal.
They even offer yearly subscription boxes for a discounted price, basically gets you one month for free. I personally think this makes for a great baby shower gift for someone who plans on cloth diapering. You will be getting them a nice little package they get to open every month as well as treats for themselves. And 12 diapers for $165 is such a good deal!


What Da Fluff also offers rental diapers which all their prices for those depend on what you're renting. I can not speak highly enough about this company. They do a great job and pick quality items for a price that doesn't break the bank. They also have  fantastic customer service! They were so kind and helpful!


Now for the part that you all want to know about..
What Da Fluff is offering one of my lucky readers a monthly subscription box! Be warned, once you get the free one from this giveaway, you're going to want to order more and get one every month!





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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Chewy.com

It's that time again for another Chewy.com review. This month Chewy.com sent me
fresh step febreze freshness extreme Hawaiian aloha clumping cat litter to review.  I've used Fresh Step before and liked it but ive always been a bit scared to try to the scented cat litters. I've used a scented litter before and it stunk so bad once the cat peed in the box. It smelled worse than if it wasn't scented.


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Both my cats used this without any issues. I've had problems in the past with changing litter. They sniffed it a few times then without second thought, used it. I love how this smells so fresh and nice. It turns the stinkiest part of our house into just another room. Now to review Chewy.com. Chewy is such a great site! They offer stuff for all types of pets and at discount rates. They also ship super fast so no worries if you forgot to buy something until last minute and its almost gone. I love that Chewy.com saves me a trip to another store, we are always on our phones now a days so this is just one more site and a few clicks until you have all your pet needs on your door step!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Snap-EZ All In One Training Pants

Snap-EZ not only sent me a pair or their All In One Training Pants but they also donated 55 cloth diapers to hurricane victims. They sent 55 of their smallest diapers which Snap-EZ no longer sells. As for the training pants.


Snap-EZ Training Pants feature a durable, waterproof outer fabric  with a  "feel wet" cotton velour inner. The visible elastic around the waist and legs is latex free,  super soft and stretchy, allowing these to be pulled off and pulled on much like underwear.

These is also have a 4 layer cotton velour soaker sewn inside for good absorbency while remaining nice and trim!

The inner Cotton Velour helps your child to know when they are wet, without feeling soaked like flannel and it's oh-so-soft on your child's skin! These have two set of snaps for adjustment for leg and waist.


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I love how trim these are, often times training pants are thick and make their pants super buldgy and big. Snap-EZ has a very trim yet very absorbent layer sewn in so you never have to worry about stuffing them.  These are a must in my book for potty training! They are a huge help especially for early potty training stages. Long car rides, long sleeps, you name it! Snap-EZ comes in a wide variety of colors and then often make custom prints which they sell for a limited time. They have a large variety of sizes which fits the tiniest of potty trainers to the largest. This is such an amazing company who are very dear to my heart! They have helped out so many people with their incredible donation and they have great products which are all hand made. Now they no longer sell the small diapers that they donated but they specialize in adult diapers and training pants.


As many of you know, I work in an adult foster care home and many of the individuals I serve have incontinency issues. Finding a good adult diaper is very hard to find. Now I wasn't sent/nor do I have one to try to review but if they are anything like all the amazing products they sent to me/for donations, I know they are amazing. I actually contacted our HR department in  hopes of them ordering some for us to try out. Please, Please, Please go over to Snap-EZ and send them some love and try out their products, you will NOT be disappointed.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Lil Joey Newborn Cloth Diaper

I explained in the blog post before this one who I was skeptical on having a newborn stash, but after getting some newborn diapers that I love I understand the hype and would suggest newborn diapers to everyone, especially these! Lil Joeys are the smallest newborn diapers that we have, which means it was the first diaper to fit but it was also the first to get put away.


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Lil Joeys are unlike any newborn cloth diaper I have ever seen. They have a unique inner double gusset which holds in that super liquidy breast fed poo.


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They also have have an umbilical cord snap down which fits perfectly under the stump which makes this the perfect first diaper for baby. The one thing Im not a huge fan of, is how naturally it curves which makes washing kinda a pain.. It folds closed so the first time I washed this, I found a little poo still on the diaper until I learned a little trick. I fold the diaper inside out and snap the diaper closures together, it makes it so it gets SUPER clean. No more washing multiple times an you still don't have to worry about rinsing your diapers before throwing them into the wash. Lil Joeys also have some of the cutest prints I have ever seen! I would highly recommend these diapers to anyone who tends to have small babies, preemie babies or twins. They are tiny, cute, and work great!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Grovia New Born All in One

I always though cloth diapering a newborn was kinda silly, you spend all that money on your cloth diaper stash of one size diapers and you have to buy a full stash of newborn? It just never made any sense to me... But once I got my hands on the Grovia newborn diaper I understood the hype. One, I love the idea of baby never being in a disposable, I like that the first time a diaper goes on their little bums it will be a soft natural fiber diaper. With that being said, Grovia didn't fit right away after birth, not because of size but because the umbilical cord stump was getting covered by the diaper.


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As you can see from the picture above, the diaper does have a one snap rise, which helps make this diaper last longer than some other newborn cloth diapers. I also like the tongue style insert! I did find that baby outgrew the absorbency before the diaper but that was easily fixed with putting a booster under the tongue insert.




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Ever since getting my hands on this newborn diaper, I know understand the hype of newborn diapers and would highly suggest a nice stash of these. With that being said, I also know that all babies are completely different. I know some babies fit right into these, some outgrow the absorbency super early on, some this fit until they are 4 months old, you never know. I suggest getting a couple of each brand/style you're interested in using and see what works best for you and your baby

Monday, October 9, 2017

Wella Elements Shampoo and conditioner

I have such thin hair, so I decided to take the plunge and get keratin bounded hair extensions for my wedding. The thing about keratin is that sulfate strips it which makes the life of your extensions go way down. I started using Wella Elements shampoo and conditioner to prevent that from happening.
                                            Wella Elements 33.8-ounce Shampoo & Conditioner Duo


This stuff smells like pears and leaves my hair feeling so silky smooth. This will be my go to shampoo and conditioner even after I take my extensions out in December. I used to use Lush shampoo bars which I still enjoy, especially for traveling but this is everything beat out for sure!

Friday, October 6, 2017

Emergen-C

After getting strep throat and a sinus infection just a few weeks before my wedding, I decide I needed to start taking something daily to help boost my immune system. I am like a child and I can not swallow pills so I turned to Emergen-C in Strawberry Kiwi flavor.  Now, I know some people think that this is medicine and will help with your flu, it does give you your daily doses of vitamin c which will help with healing but it will not make you completely better.




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I started taking one of these a day and I can honestly say I feel better. I never took a daily vitamin so I cant say I know how they actually affect your, but I will more energized, my overall health has definitely increased sense taking this. I wasn't a huge fan of the flavor at first, it is VERY strong but the more I took it the more the I became used to it. I had to start off with using almost double the water they tell you to use because I couldn't handle how strong it was, no I use one packet with 6oz of water and just chug it down.