Friday, September 30, 2011

Zippy Doo Diapers - Review and Giveaway!

I'm so thrilled to introduce you to Zippy Doo diapers!   
Warning: lots of pictures for this review. There was too much cuteness and I didn't have the heart to edit any more photos out.

For the past year and a half - or maybe more - I've been a part of an online forum for mums that took us from TTC to babies! It's been such a pleasure getting to know all the mums from all over and sharing our experiences. One of the mums in my daughter's due date group started making one size fitted cloth diapers. Soon all the mums were asking her if she'd sell them, and Zippy Doo was created!

With a background in fashion design, Natalie's diapers have a professional approach to construction and design. And Natalie really has an eye for a fabulous print! I had a really tough time picking a print for the diaper I was sent to review. In the end, she sent me two so that I could compare the knit to the woven fabric. Both simply adorable!

Tied with a pretty ribbon, and accompanied by a super sweet and soft cloth wipe, the diapers also came with care instructions (it's easy). Mia was thrilled when we opened up the package!
She spent a while just playing with the diapers. And so did I! They are super, super SOFT! Like you wouldn't believe. The inside is a cushy cotton velour, colour coordinated with the outer print. The print fabric is also soft, no stiffness at all. 
 The insert snaps in and has the soft velour on the exterior and an organic bamboo fleece on the inside. Very absorbent, very convenient. I have washed and dried the diapers a couple of times, and the dual layer allows the insert to dry quickly, both on a clothesline and in the dryer. And I should mention, the diapers stay soft even when dried outside on a line - no stiff and crispy feeling at all. Natalie's designed the diapers to allow for any shrinkage in the dryer as well.
The one size diaper has two rows of colour coordinated snaps. A fold down top allows you to adjust the rise for a smaller fit. This pink diaper with the Stormy Weather print is a knit, so it's roomier and has some more give (great for chubby babes like Mia).
 Mia briefly stayed on her back so I could get a shot from the front. She has such chubby thighs, but the fit is just fine and the soft fabric didn't leave red welts on her thighs like some diapers do.
 I absolutely adore the print on this diaper and Mia was fascinated by it as well! She spent ages staring at the cute storm clouds! She kept staring and touching the clouds. I think she was trying to pick them up off the diaper at one point :) Cute!
 Here's the second diaper - the Little Lamb print in a woven fabric - in action. Once again a great fit and super soft!
I know, this is basically a gratuitous cute baby shot. But if you look, you can see the cute Zippy Doo label on the diaper. So professional! I am in awe of Natalie's workmanship! And, you can sort of see that the velour is the part touching Mia at the leg elastic, which means it's soft and cozy, not cutting into her chubby thighs like some diapers do.

So for the uninitiated, a one size fitted is basically a cloth diaper that adjusts to fit small to large, and does not have a waterproof outer layer. Now I am accustomed to using diapers that have a PUL (polyurethane laminate, aka waterproof) layer and was a little intimidated by the fact that these diapers didn't have it. Worry for nothing. You can use a cover if you are going out (or paranoid), but I use these diapers on Mia at home without a cover. You can tell when the diaper is wet because you can feel the dampness. I had her on my lap and the wet didn't soak through at all, I just could feel it when I touched the diaper. Absorbent, for sure! I have covers I could use but I really hate to cover up these diapers. They're just too darn cute to cover!

Natalie has offered one of my readers a $10 gift certificate towards Zippy Doo! The hardest part will be choosing a print!

26 comments:

  1. How cute is Mia?!!!! Love the photo of her looking down at her cute Zippy Doo Diaper.

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  2. I know its called "For the Boy" - but would totally put that print on my girl. =)

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  3. Also love the pink elephant flannel print! so cute!

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  4. Retro Vibe is definitely the cutest. I LOVE argyle!

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  5. Love the owls! danaahudson@gmail.com

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  6. We NEED the Celebration print diaper! Sebastian is OBSESSED with balloons. :)

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  7. I LOVE the Cosmo print!!!!
    myricksl6 at hotmail dot com

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  8. laura4him@bellsouth.net
    I like the Retro Vibe diaper!

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  9. laura4him@bellsouth.net
    I like the woven "teacher's pet" fabric

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  10. These are fabulous prints! But I think I like "shark attack" best. to_jill at hotmail.com

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  11. I love the <3 my sweater fabric. to_jill at hotmail.com

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  12. Loving the Shabby chic friends print!

    ticklemetiffy at gmail dot com

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  13. I love Love LOVE the Sunday afternoon print!
    ticklemetiffy at gmail dot com

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  14. Several cute prints, but I like Pup to the Rescue! best. ngiraldi at gmail dot com

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  15. Again with the cute prints! I like the Sea Turtle woven print. gniraldi at gmail dot com

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  16. I like the one size orange print

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  17. I love the Passing Notes diaper! That is a really neat print! Thanks for the giveaway. :-)
    maria.the.uncommon at gmail dot com

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  18. I love butterfly in the sky. Super cute!

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  19. Pink Elephants print is too cute.

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