Friday, January 13, 2012

GoGreen Diapers Review and Giveaway


Since the birth of Monkey three years ago, I have only used disposable diapers. I have had many friends and family (including my wife) try to persuade me into using cloth diapers, but I have always talked myself out of the idea. (Yes, you heard that right. There are some dads out there that are responsible for a majority of diaper changes.) Cloth diapers just seemed like they would be too much trouble for me. To be totally honest with you the idea always grossed me out. While sitting on the floor one day changing my 10th diaper of the day, I started to wonder what diapers were costing me. After doing a little simple math I determined that the cost was around 25 cents or more per diaper even with all of the coupons we clipped! I had never stopped to think what they had cost before now. I was in shock. With 2 in diapers at the same time, I was probably using 10+ diapers a day and costing us $2 or more every single day. Being on a budget with mounting student loans and house bills, I decided that was the final straw and started to look into using cloth diapers.

In my mind I had always viewed cloth diapers as white rags wrapped around the child's bottom and held together by your grandmothers bobby pins. I found a company, GoGreen Diapers, and was blown away to see how different reality was from my perception of cloth diapers! There were so many different styles and many super cute patterns to choose. I was really starting to get excited and was looking forward to starting my cloth diapering experience. When the samples arrived at my door I quickly took them out for inspection. My mouth dropped wide open when I saw the Tiger and the Moo Champ . They were adorable and very well made! I was already starting to kick myself in the behind for not looking into cloth diapers much sooner. I am pretty sure my boys also fell in love with the sight of the new diapers. This was evident by their attempt to rip off their disposable diapers by themselves and put the new "super cool" diapers on right away.

                           Following the instructions I made the boys wait a little while so I could first wash the diapers before use. As soon as the new Champs were dry, the old diapers came off and the new ones quickly replaced them. I love how simple it was to button the inserts into place inside the diapers. You can even put multiple inserts in the diaper for added leakage protection. Being new to cloth diapers it took me a little while to figure out all the snaps on the outside of the diaper. I was a little confused at first until I researched a little and saw how they worked to fit all sizes from tiny infant to my super tall 3 year old. There is even a diaper with colored coded snaps to help out people like me. I just thought that was the coolest thing ever. They even have Adapt-a-Snap diaper closure conversion systems that converts from a snap system to a hook and loop closure system. This was perfect for my oldest who at the time was learning to potty train and had a little trouble getting the snaps off all by himself.

My boys were in love with the diapers and could not wait for momma to get home from work to show off their new look. I even had to send picture messages to our family so the boys could immediately show them off. As nice as they looked I was still a little concerned with how well they would perform, especially with my oldest having a very large bladder. Much to my surprise I actually feel like they were able to absorb more without leaking than the disposable diapers we had been using. I have had a few accidents where disposable diapers were not able to keep from wetting the bed at night but so far I have not had that problem with GoGreen Diapers. We have even had a few mornings where we woke up with some very heavy diapers!

Cleanup was much easier than I thought as well. It was nothing at all like I had imagined. The whole process was really quite simple. I thought there would be a lot more "dirty" work involved. It really was as simple as shake out any solids and soak in the washing machine for a little while before going through the cycle. I was expecting them to come out with stains but so far that has not happened. I really have fallen in love with cloth diapers and feel like I will never go back to only disposable diapers ever again. With only owning two diapers, I have already made some purchases for a few more. I still do not know what the perfect amount of cloth diapers is to own. That will vary from person to person depending on how often you feel like doing laundry I guess.  What I do know is that  I keep finding myself buying and collecting more diapers because they are so easy to use and just so darn cute. Monica cannot wait to get a Monkey Pee, Monkey Poo print if we ever have a baby girl and I have my eyes on the camo.

GoGreen Pocket Diapers truly are amazing and are highly recommended by this Stay At Home Dad!
You can purchase GoGreen Diapers straight from their site or you can find them at various retailers. Prices range from $9.99 - $15.95 depending on the style and patterns and they also offer accessories to go along the diapers.

Now for the best part! The generous people at GoGreen Diapers have offered to give one lucky reader either a boy, a girl, or a neutral Champ Diaper.

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Disclaimer: We were sent a GoGreen Diaper for review purposes. No other monetary compensation was given. All opinions are our own and may differ from yours.


35 comments:

  1. I love cloth diapers! The Go Green diapers are really quite inexpensive as some of the modern cloth diapers go!

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  2. I love these.... Is it too soon to start trying to win/ buy more diapers for #2?

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  3. I LOVE Go Green Pocket Diapers! Not only does she ship super fast, but her diapers are the best out of our entire stash. Even compared to some of the high dollar diapers we've tried, these soak more and never leak!

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  4. We have a bunch of Go Green diapers and love them! I'd love to end up having a girl to pick up a few of those cute prints :) Right now, in addition to our solid colors, we also have the cow, giraffe, Crazy Evening and camo ones.

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  5. I haven't tried Go Green Pocket diapers but I am loving their new black one. I think I may have to purchase it. I am really into blacks and brown lately but also loving crazy evening

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  6. Awesome giveaway! Have been wanting to try these diapers for a while AND stumbled upon your blog :) Win win! Thank you!

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  7. Really want to try one of these, so I can buy my stash for the new baby due in april. :)

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  8. I really want to win a cloth diaper to try with my new baby!

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  9. I'm new to cloth diapering too & would love to give these a try!

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  10. I've been interested in trying out cloth diapers and would love to try these!

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  11. So many colours and designs to choose from So much fun!

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  12. Such cute diapers - love all the colors and designs! They look great on your boys!

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  13. I left a comment on the Aquarium Trip! So fun!!! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!! Nice tweeting with you today

    Julie
    www.myclothdiaperstash.com
    @MyCDStash

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  14. Pregnant with our 2nd and are planning on doing cloth diapers for this one. I would love to try these out! Can never have too many for your diaper stash!

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  15. I just switched to cloth diapers and I love them. I really would like to try a Go Green Diaper, and I love the adapt a snap option especially for squirmy toddlers.

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  16. I've been using cloth for years...My husband still prefers the disposable (even though I do all the diaper laundry). Congrats on making the switch!

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  17. Thanks for doing this giveaway! I love CD and couldn't recommend them more! I have a nursing pads giveaway going on now, if you are interested too.

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  18. Thanks for the opportunity! I'd really like to try one of these.

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  19. when my kids were little we debated this many times....I wish I would have read this post then..it would have given me another perspective to consider.
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

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  20. I love the animal print.
    I am new follower from MomBloggers!

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  21. Cloth diapers are cute, I never tried them for my kids. Love the background new follower from MB. Do come by my site
    http://randomnessofasinglemom.blogspot.com

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  22. I love the animal print.
    New follower from MomBloggers!
    http://newyearsresolutionexercise.blogspot.com/

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  23. Thank you for the chance to win fluff!

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  24. OMG! Love the cowboy print. My kids finally outgrew diapers or I'd be getting these. Thanks for linking up with Finally Friday.

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  25. Sometimes I wish I had of used Cloth Diapers instead of the disposable ones I wasted money on! And look how cute they are! Thanks for stopping by my blog. You asked me to follow you, so I'm now a follower! :)

    I would love it if you'd follow my blog as well :) Thanks!

    www.yeewittlethings.blogspot.com

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  26. My kids are loooong out of diapers but I ran across your blog and had to take a peek. It's funny because as I was walking through Target today, I noticed the diapers on the shelves next to me and just about fell over when I saw the price! $25 for disposable diapers? Are you kidding me? I remember the days of yore when they were like $15. YIKES!

    http://www.dianereiter.com
    It's All Good Until You Burn Dinner

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  27. I'm your newest follower! Great blog with some great reviews! These are such a neat product. We sell kids items at the facility I teach at, and I think I'm going to let them know about this! :)

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  28. LOVE the review, very well written and well thought out. Covered every area I could think of to speak about. Thank goodness I'm waaayyy past that stage! Mine are 10 and 16.

    I'm Lynn from Scrapity Anne (http://www.scrapityanne.com)and I found you through 7 Kids and Counting's blog hop. I've followed you and hope that you can do the same for me. Question for you...how do you get companies to ask you to review things for them? I'd love to do that!

    Thanks
    Lynn

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  29. These are really cute! Thanks for visiting my blog Cupcakes & Cucumbers -- I just wrote a similar article to this on my other blog http://blueberrysquash.blogspot.com I'd love your comment on my take on cloth diapering!

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  30. Very cute! New follower.. hope you follwo back

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  31. These are cute diapers! I went with cloth diapers with my second child, and I, like you, were surprised at how far they have come!

    New to following you from MBC!
    Danielle
    http://daniellepender.com/

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  32. Thanks so much for stopping by today, I am glad to be following back. I think these are just so cute, not at all like the "white rags" I was brought up with. I think if more people know the cost of disposable vs cloth, the big disposable companies would sure feel the pinch. Hope you have had a great weekend!!

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  33. those are such cute patterns. thanks for stopping by. Following your blog.

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  34. Really glad you gave cloth diapers a try! I think everything related to poop sounds SO horrible until you actually have to deal with it and realize that, with your own kid, it's not THAT bad! For instance, poop in the tub scared me to death. Well, it happened tonight and I wasn't even that grossed out! I think everyone assumes cloth diapers will be really gross, but it's so easy and feels great to save $$ AND the environment. :)

    PS: Thanks for the follow via Mom Bloggers Club!

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