Wednesday, November 14, 2012

SoftBums Sponsor Spotlight & Omni Cloth Diaper With One-Size Insert Review and Giveaway - #LoveAppalachia

Thank you SoftBums for participating in the Fall 2012 Cloth Diaper Dive Giveaway & Fundraiser Event! 


As cloth diapering parents or those interested in trying cloth for the first time, we set ourselves out on a quest to find "the perfect" diaper. For me, it has to be one-size, meaning that it is meant to be used from the beginning to the end of the diapering stage. Through experience, many of us have found that there really is no "true one-size" cloth diaper. That was my belief until I discovered the SoftBums cloth diapering system.

Soft Bums
offers a variety of choices to help you customize your diaper. For this review, I was sent the Omni in the "Cowies" print along with the BRAND NEW One-size Super Pod that now includes rise snaps to help create a small, medium, or large insert.

What I Love About This Diaper


Slide²Size Adjustment


SoftBum Omnis on smallest setting and largest setting

What separates the SoftBums from any other one-size diaper is the unique Slide²Size (patent pending) adjustment system that actually provides the perfect fit for any baby from 6 lbs - 35 lbs, and you will not find this feature in any other adjustable cloth diaper! To give you an example of how small this diaper can get, I borrowed my "Leettle"'s stuffed Mickey Mouse that is roughly 10 1/2 inches long.


On the smallest setting, the leg opening is just a bit wider than my thumb.


If this diagram looks a little daunting, click here to watch a short video to learn how quick and easy it really is to adjust a SoftBums diaper!


Super Soft Fleece Lining

Each SoftBum diaper shell is lined with incredibly soft unbleached, hypo-allergenic fleece. This material is thick and stretchy, and dries quickly.

Wide Pocket

Among the complaints of pocket style cloth diapers, is the stuffing of the inserts, which can be a nuisance if you do not have smaller hands. The Omni offers a wide pocket opening so that inserts can be easily stuffed, if needed.

Snap-In Inserts


With the Omni you can also choose to snap the insert to the diaper rather than tuck the inserts inside, so there is no need to pull out wet inserts before adding to the diaper pail! The added feature of the small - large rise snaps of the One-Size Super Pod is truly a blessing! I have a couple of the older versions of the One-size Super Pods with out the snaps, and they were a little intimidating to sitters and my husband. The back side is micro-fiber and quite often did my boys get a rash because the Pod was folded the wrong way with the micro-fiber instead of the fleece touching their skin. For those of you who don't know, micro-fiber should never be touching the skin, the material is extremely absorbent and will pull moisture and natural oils from the skin, which can cause irritation. The Super Pod folding confusion is now over with the addition of the rise snaps that also help keep the insert from shifting.

Industrial Strength Velcro Closure

When the creators of the SoftBums diaper describe their diaper's velcro (aka hook and loop) closure as "industrial strength", they aren't kidding. The velcro tabs are wide and do not come unattached from the laundry tabs during wash. I could not say the same for most of the previous hook & loop diapers that I have owned in the past, the velcro usually fell apart within a few months of light use! I now own four SoftBum Omnis and they are in a rotation of about 30 diapers that had been shared by two boys, so they definitely got some wear! After about a year, they are still in good shape (example see the giraffe print pictured above). If you are not the velcro type, you can still purchase the Omni with snaps.

Super Slim Fit

Since I only use the One-size Super-Dry Pod during the day, there is no extra padding in the back to poof out the diaper. My Leettle has the width of one insert in back while the rest of the pod is folded over in front. Only at night do I use the extra smaller insert for extra absorbancy.





SoftBums
also offers the Echo diaper shell, which also features the Slide²Size adjustment, but the only difference is that the Echo is a little slimmer, perfect for the more slender babies and minus the pocket that is present in the Omni. You can compare the two diapers here.

The Verdict

Personally, SoftBums are one the first diapers that I recommend to anyone interested in cloth diapering and believe that they are a time and money saver. The only complaint that I do have is that the fleece lining gets a little pily after a few washes, however this does not affect the diapers superb performance in any way. The SoftBums Omnis are definitely my favorites and when set the proper size, they are quite simple to use for anyone unfamiliar with this diaper.

Be sure to check out this special deal from SoftBums!

The Babycenter Starter Kit that is normally $125.59 is now $99.95 for a limited time! This fabulous diaper package includes :

* 1 Omni shell
* 2 Echo Shells
* 6 Super 2-in-1 Pods inserts that you can snap or stuff into your SoftBums shell.
* 1 FREE waterproof wet bag to store your diapers until laundry day
* How-To Guide




BUY IT :
Purchase the Babycenter Starter Kit or all other SoftBums diapers and accessories here

WIN IT : Enter to win a SoftBums Omni or Echo in the color of your choice in the Fall 2012 Cloth Diaper Drive Giveaway & Auction Event going on now!

First prize winner will receive a cloth diapering and accessory package worth over $200.00!

How would you like to score some extra entries in this giveaway? Let me know what your favorite SoftBums color/print or feature is in the comment section below.


Disclosure : All opinions expressed above are entirely my own. I was given the product for the purpose of writing this review, but was not paid monetarily or influenced in any way for a positive review. I only review products that I would recommend to my readers and/or currently used by myself or family member.

51 comments:

  1. My favorite is definitely the cow print. We live on a small hobby farm and my little ones love cows! Anne Sweden

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  2. I like the Giraffes print-- so cute! I love that these diapers are so soft, and good for newborns. When I first started with cloth, I used BumGenius, and those were too big/bulky for my newborn.

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  3. I love the green and cow print too. I don't know what my baby is so will mainly be stocking up on unisex diapers!
    Stefanie

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  4. We really love our softbums as far as comfort and versatility. You will not go wrong if you get some in your stash. They hold up quite well. I love the new prints especially the berry owls.

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  5. The cow print is so cute! I really like all the Calendar Bums prints!

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  6. I love how these diapers adjust! They truly can be used from NB to potty training!

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  7. These are so awesome. I love how they can go from really tiny to big! Would be a great all around dipe for my next kid.

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  8. I love my softbums diaper! I sadly only have one so far. It is really a one size fits all diaper.

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  9. Softbums are my absolute favorite favorite diaper!

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  10. I like the way the diaper adjusts and provides a snug fit.

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  11. I have 2 softbums diapers in my stash and I love them! They make diaper changes easy since you just snap in a new insert- no stuffing, pinning, folding etc.... And they truly do fit from newborn to toddlerhood!

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  12. I LOVE softbums diapers! I especially love their new prints that they come out with every month :)

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  13. I love my softbums diapers and hope to get more soon!

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  14. Their prints are adorable and I love the idea of the drawstring fitting!

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  15. I love Softbums diapers! I wish all diapers had the drawstring instead of rise snaps :)

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  16. I love, love these diapers. I wish they had these sooner :)

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  17. The size difference is great! I also like the velcro on them, seems like it would be faster that way!

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  18. I really like the slide2size feature. What a wonderful solution to getting the right fit. Can't wait to try these on my little one!

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  19. I love the cow print and love the slide2size feature. my son was a super skinny baby till he was about 14mths so getting a good fit was a challenge for us in the legs.

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  20. Man, that Soft Bums diaper gets tiny on the mickey mouse!

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  21. I like the peaceaphants print but I think the slimmer fit of the echo would work better then the omni for my baby girl. She has a tiny waist and big fat thighs so getting a good fit is interesting.

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  22. I love the new peace-a-phants print but my favorite is midnight owls. Softbums are by far my favorite commercial brand CD. The Slide2Size toggles are so easy to use and the echos are very trim. I am not a fan of aplix but lovr my aplix echos!

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  23. I love how these diapers adjust! I would love to try one.

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  24. The slide adjustments on these dipes is really neat, I'd love to try one of these!

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  25. The slide adjustments on these dipes is really neat, I'd love to try one of these!

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  26. Stephanie Thompson tstephanie67@yahoo.com

    The name is a good one cause we all want our little ones to have soft things on them. I think they have made these diapers fit and fluffy enough that an accident would most likely be avoided. Would love to try them out.

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  27. I already have a few softbums and which I had more - great prints but most importantly a diaper that works great!
    -Amy

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  28. I like bubblegum but that cheetah print would be better

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  29. I want to try these soooo bad. I love the slide to size feature, genius!

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  30. I adore Softbums! Their fit is beaten by no other diapers!

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  31. I love this diaper--I can't believe the fit you can get! I have one (a gift), but I need more! Thanks for the review!

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  32. I love the giraffe print. I also like how customizable the size is because of how you adjust the leg elastics.

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  33. These look so soft! And the adjustability looks phenomenal!

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  34. This looks like it will actually fit newborn to toddler, even if you have a skinny newborn and a chunky toddler! Perfect!

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  35. I have the same CD in my stash (but with snap closures cause I prefer those) and I love it!

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  36. i love the wide pocket opening!! that really is frustrating to try to squeeze multiple inserts into teeny weeny openings, or when they don't even fit!! i have that problem often!!

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  37. Lots of cute prints, I like the Berry Owl SoftBums Echo!

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  38. Great stuff! Designs and I bet they're not uncomfortable for the little ones.

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  39. Loving our softbums lately - that toggle is genius!

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  40. Love the prints but I'm always concerned older kids don't do well with velcro - maybe because they can escape!

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  41. i love softbums colors. i also love the stuff or snap option of the omni.

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  42. My favorite color is ocean

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  43. I'm boring. I like the green Sprout one. :)

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  44. I like the Berry Owls in the Echo.

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  45. Wow the photo showing the smallest and largest setting is pretty impressive. I have a friend who exclusively uses softbums and absolutely loves it!

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