Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Glow Bug Cloth Diaper System Review & Giveaway

About Glow Bug

"Glow Bug Cloth Diapers story begins with our babies.  Long before the company existed, there were two Moms who found friendship during pre-natal yoga class.  Neta and I became close friends through the course of our pregnancies.  We were thrilled when my daughter Amelia was born only weeks after Neta’s daughter Ela in 2007.  We both discovered and enjoyed using cloth diapers on our girls.

After the birth of Neta’s son Edder and my daughter Gloria in 2010, we were both looking for new cloth diapers.  Neta and I had the same concerns with the available brands.  All we wanted were good quality, affordable cloth diapers but we were really frustrated that the product we were looking for did not seem to exist.   What better solution to our dilemma than to start our own company that would sell amazing quality cloth diapers at a great price?

We knew that there must be lots of other parents out there who want to use cloth diapers but are intimidated by the cost of investing  in good quality diapers.  We are here to help you every step of the way in making the switch to cloth diapers and can’t wait to hear how much you love them!

Happy diapering!
Sarah Downey and Neta Talmor – Founders of Glow Bug Cloth Diaper

P.S. If you are wondering why we called the company Glow Bug Cloth Diapers, there are two reasons.  First of all, “Glow Bug” is my nickname for Gloria and second, because I always thought a baby in cloth diapers looks like a cute little bug with that sweet round bum."

My Opinion

Glow Bug Cloth Diapers offers amazing pocket diapers that come in a variety of cool prints- all at an affordable price. Glow Bug diapers are sold in packages of 12 and you can choose from girl prints, boy prints, gender neutral prints, and colors. Each Glow Bug diaper includes 2 absorbent snap-in inserts, and each set of 12 diapers are packaged with a free wet bag. So, you are getting 12 diapers, 24 inserts, and a wet bag- all for $150 ( Which I ordered!!!).

Glow Bug Boy package (short a few, need to be washed)

You can also purchase "booster" sets which act as an add on to the starter set. The "add-on" sets come in spectrum or white and cost $70-75 for each set of  6 diapers and also come with a wet bag.

Outside Features

My favorite feature of this diaper is the size setting. There are 4 sizes so this diaper will fit a baby from 7lbs to 35lbs.The diaper also features two sets of cross-over snaps through the waist band for a perfect fit around newborn tummies. The double rows of snaps with square tabs allows the diaper to have a trim fit around baby’s hip.

Inside Features

Another favorite feature of mine is the pocket openings at both ends.The snap-in inserts keep the inserts in place when baby is on the move so you don't have to readjust it all the time.The SlimDry fabric keeps his skin dry without the extra bulk, and the double gussets through the leg provide an extra barrier of protection against leaks. Also, if you have a"wetter" like me who seems to store up all his pee-pee for when he's sleeping this are great! Just slip a 2nd (&/or) 3rd insert into the pocket or rest it inside the diaper and voila', no more leaky diaper at night!

If you choose Glow Bug make sure you follow their easy step by step directions on how to care for your  cloth diapers. Which they highly recommend using Rockin' Green Laundry detergent specially designed and formulated for both cloth diapers (& regular laundry), but is also eco-friendly as well. I highly recommend using these "pocket" diapers as your introduction to cloth diapering. They are definitely "parent friendly" and ever so easy to use. Just remember though that 12 diapers only give you  a 2-3 day supply and that is iffy at best. They do recommend washing them every 2-3 days as well and using either a wet bag or a diaper pail with a washable "wet bag" type liner to prevent odor transfer. I made the switch from disposable  to reusable and I'm glad I did. I'm saving boatloads of money on what was literally throwing money away. I was spending on average $300/monthly on diapers (which is what the average parent with diaper baby spends monthly).  So I love these diapers and I'm pretty sure you would to- if you were up to the challenge of pocketing an extra $300/monthly after the initial cost of switching to cloth diapers. It is a jump spending $70-150 just to get started on diapers alone, but that is 1/2 of what is would cost for a month supply of disposables.

As an added bonus Glow Bug Cloth Diapers will give one (1) Lucky Reader the chance to win a cloth diaper of their very own to try (and maybe even get hooked on). All you have to do is enter & complete the mandatory tasks on the Rafflecopter form below for your chance to win!

To learn more about Glow Bug Cloth diapers or to purchase your very own set, please visit:
Glow Bug's Official Website
Glow Bug on Facebook
Glow Bug on YouTube
Glow Bug on Twitter

In the spirit of full-disclosure Glow Bug sent samples for me to try. No monetary compensations was given and as always all opinions are my own.

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