Hello everybody. I began this blog because as I was searching around about cloth diapers, I got a little bit confused, so I said to share my experience with anyone who has questions, just like me. Everyhting started one and a half year ago...

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Booroi

An Australian company that makes All-in-two nappies. With great cooton baby wipes in lovely wetbags. 
I liked: 
  • I think that these are the nappies with the greatest fabric I have seen! On one side they have a layer of 100% Bambοo fleece (very soft and keeps all the moist away from your baby)and on the other side a layer of 92% Bamboo and 8% polyester. In the middle they have an extra layer that absorbs everyhting! On the small babies you can use them as a nappy:  
How to fold prefold nappies
When they grow up, you fold them on three and just stuff it inside the waterproob cover:
  •  Ι have washed them so many times but still, nothing happened to them!
  • The covers are very comfortable and, although on sizes, you will use them for a long time.
  • The covers are waterproof but they are very soft and they do not remind at all the word "plastic".
  • Not many colours and designs for the covers but they arejust great!
  • When you order baby wipes or nappies you get them in the very qute wetbags!
I did not like
  • I am having some trouble with the side closure!
  • That I can only buy six packs of the nappies instead of one at a time...
I would change
  • I would like some covers with afront closure!
  • I would like to be able to buy from the same company the special clips that are used on the nappies as a closure (instead of pins).
Cost: One nappy and one cover costs 16,8 euro and you need only 5,32 euros more for the shipping cost (from Australia!!!)   

Monday, December 5, 2011

Giveaway No5! Bio-D nappy fresh!


Some time ago a sample of Bio-D Nappy Fresh came to my hands. An "antibacterial, germicidal sanitizing powder for the safe, effective cleansing of re-usable textile nappies at low, energy-efficient temperatures".
I have to admit that I liked it, although I did not have lots of it to test!








As I was searching I run onto the greek e-shop sunny side. 
(I was looking for dresses but looked for anyhting relating to cloth nappies as usual!)

I asked Elina for more info and we ended up to this giveaway!
Since she has been using cloth nappies as well, she added also the  Bio-D washing powder, to the gift package.

Bio-D is an independent, family-owned, ethically motivated British company, dedicated to promoting the use of hypoallergenic, environmentally responsible detergents that have a minimum impact on the ecosystem both in their use and in their manufacturing process. Where possible, all raw materials are plant-derived and are obtained from renewable sources. 
They operate a strict policy whereby none of our raw materials or finished products are tested on animals. We have a fixed cut-off date of 1988. All raw materials are free from genetically modified ingredients; animal by-products and we are subject to scrutiny and approval by The Vegan Society, Naturewatch Trust, BUAV and The World Wildlife Foundation. 
These detergents do not contain enzymes, or brighteners, so we can try them on our cloht nappies!

So, you can participate in this contest through Rafflecopter, in the greek version of the blog. Only open to those living in Greece....
Good luck...

Monday, November 21, 2011

Results of the 4th giveaway


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So, another giveaway has finished!
Thank you all so much for  liking, following, commenting!
The Rafflecopter gave us a winner:Anna!
Congratulations!

DivaCup Logo 2011.jpgAs soon as she will contact me, 
I will email DIVA CUP so that she will get her gift!!


The rest of you can buy a menstrual cup directly from  DIVA CUP or get more info on their webpages!




(I have to remind you that I did not got paid from the company to try their menstrual cup or to talk about it!)


Well, girls, buy for now. I will be back!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Giveaway No4! Menstrual cup!

I am very curious and I am always searching for...anything! So I decided I wanted to try some cloth menstrual pads. Such nice colours and soft fabrics!As I was searching I discovered the menstrual cup! Never heard about it! Never even imagined that it could exist! The Greek translation is a little difficult! "Antitampon", "multiple use tampon"... 
The menstrual cups first appeared 30 years ago in the US and Canada (where else?).
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So, I found 4-5 companies. One of them, the DIVA CUP from Canada accepted to send me a sample to use and write about it and one more for one of you! (Of'course I did not got paid for the testing nad reviewing!)



First impression, when I opened the envelope: all this much? My sister's reaction was: "Are you crazy? You are really going to put all this ..."inside"?" 

The truth is that I am so curiοus (as already mentioned) that I could not stop myself from using it!
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So the perfect time to use the menstrual cup, came! I had washed it in some warm water and a little bit of white vinegar and I have washed my hands really-really well! Of'course I have memorised the instructions! I sat on the toilet, Ι folded it in half and pushed it in my "interior"! I cleaned the "details" and got up.
I did not dare to cut the "steam" as I was supposed to! I was fealing it a little bit so I was going to cut it as soon as possible!
After one hour I got it off. There was some leakage but maybe they were the "leftovers". I am sure that it was not pushed as much inside as possible!  So, I touch the steam and pinch the cup. 


Oh no, it is stuck!!!!
Wait, I have to pinch a little bit more, so that there will be enough air through the little holes on the top! It makes a ...noise and it gets out! There where lots of liquids inside! But I did not like the liquids on my hand! The all experience was so much easier than expected
Second time was so much better! I cut the steam and made sure that I pushed the cup much more inside! This time things where so much better. Only a few leakage and I did not feal it as much as the first time!


I was only going to try it a) when at home, b) when I had lots of menstruals and c) when my sweet little girl would leave me alone...So I did not had lot of chances to use it again! I think that next month things will be so mush easier!

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So, girls, if you want to buy one try an e-shop from the Store Finder or form the Buy Now-page of the company. On the DIVA CUP webpage you can find isntructions and answers to all of your questions!


Since I would love to have someone else to test it with, you can win one DIVA menstrual cup right here, through the Rufflecopter:




(Please go back to the form on the Greek page:)
http://yfasmatinespanes.blogspot.com/2011/11/4-mesntrual-cup.html

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Nightripping 4


My daughter is now old. 15,4 kilos and 2 years nad 7 months old. But she does not want to get rid of her diapers! Εspecially now that she sent her pacifier to the fairy it is not possible to take them off!
Now, she is "a heavy weter toddler", as our english-spoken friend say.


At this point, at nights, I use fitted diapers. Especially Aimee's, the angel bean, are so absorbent that in the morning I do not have to change her night dress and her bed sheets!

Absorbent soaker of
Wonderoo
The only pockets that have made it where the Wonderoo V2. They have on their own very absorbent soakers but you can also stuff inside somε more, just to be sure!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Zookies


Handmade diaper covers from U.S.A., coming in wonderfull colours. Ready to ship or made just for you.


You can find them in snaps or velcro. Mine is "one size" but you can choose even specific sizes. Outside they have cotton fabrics in great colours and inside PUL. In the summer you can use them as a swimming suit!
                
I liked:- The great fabrics and colours
          - That they are cotton on the outside
          - They dry so quickly! 
          - You can choose sizes, snaps or velcro, even 
             the colour of the binding
          - That you can "add" flaps or panels, when ordering 
            a new one, for those using flat nappies.
                                       
I did not like:  Mine was a little wide but I read that Michele has made them a bit smaller. 

I would change: I would find a representative in Greece, or at least in Europe! 




Cost: 13,60 euros, from Zookies.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The cheapest diaper in the world!

So, here it is... The cheapest diaper in the world. It costs only 0 euros.


The non-diaper!
No diaper at all... 
Nothing...


Just to get my point, take a look at these cute litlle chinese wlking around with their bottoms open in the air... 

 

I got most of the info from thw webpage of Wade Shepard who is traveling around the world the last 12 years and is writting his experience in the

In China, people think it is disgusting to get your underwear dirty! Even if you are a baby. So, weeks after being born, after feeding or sleeping, they keep the baby over...anything and they make specific sounds meaning the two different types of baby-bottom-exit. Until they reach the result they want. After sometime the baby itself reptoduces these same sounds, so that grandmoms, nannies moms etc know when they want to use the "bathroom", wherever they prefer.So, many babies and toddlers walk around wearing their "kaidangku" trousers, so that they can "express" themselves anytime, at anyplace!


In China this old habit is being left aside at the growing areas. On the contrary, the "potty training from birth" is a brand new trend on the West!
You can read all about it on the greek freediaperbabies.blogspot.com