Sunday, April 29, 2012

Snappi Review


Snappi Baby is very well known brand in the cloth diapering world.
Snappi are used for snapless diapers, prefolds, flats. 
They are fasteners to keep them in place. They are in a shape of  T claws at the ends and stretchy for great grip on those pf, flats or snapless diapers. easy to use as you can see in the picture shown below.


They come in two sizes 1 (baby) and 2(toddler). No pins required when having a Snappi, easy and convenient, and worry free. I get scared using a safety pins for the fact that baby’s move so much and the last thing parents want is for there baby to suffer an incident. That’s why snappis are awesome.


Here is information from the Snappi.

The Snappi® Diaper Fastener has revolutionized cloth diapering! This PINLESS diaper fastener offers a practical and reliable way to fasten a cloth diaper and has become one of the most important cloth diapering accessories in the world.  Over 60 million have sold worldwide. 
An EASY to use fastener that offers a PRACTICAL and RELIABLE way to fasten a cloth diaper, replacing the diaper pin. It comes in a variety of colors and is made from a stretchable non-toxic material, which is T-shaped with 'teeth' on each end. These 'teeth' hook into the diaper fabric to ensure a snug-fitting diaper with enough natural movement for the baby.
Snappi® s have become the cloth diapering necessity that "pulls it all together" !

Made in South Africa

My Experience


I enjoyed using the Snappi’s it makes my life so easy, im worry free. 
My husband said “That’s It, that’s all you do?”
 I said yes !! Bada bim bada mom ! We are using size 1 and my son is
 6 mths and weights 17.5 lbs to give you an idea.

Snappi has a variety of beautiful colors, they just recently 
added new colors as well. Snappi's are a definite MUST HAVE in my household!!

Please be sure to check them out on 





If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask???
Just comment below and I will respond ASAP. 

Thank you for reading my Blog, hope its helpful.

                      

 *I would love to Thank Snappi Baby
for giving me the opportunity to review there awesome products.
Thank You, God Bless You


Disclosure: I received this product for the purpose of review. I was not paid to write this review, the opinions on my review are totally mine and what works for me might not work for you. This was written by me Pollyanna Valenzuela.

Friday, April 27, 2012

CJ's BUTTer Review & Giveaway


I had the pleasure of reviewing CJ'S BUTTer. CJ's BUTTer generously sent me a few samples to try out and I loved them.

CJ's BUTTer is a well known WAHM mom product that has now become the IT thing!! It is sold worldwide, and is defiantly amazing BUTTer. It was created to help with diaper rash and later found out it could be used for different things such as eczema, dry elbows, rashes.

CJ's BUTTer really is awesome, I used it for lil A's diaper rashes and also for Adryana's eczema my munchkins have very sensitive skin as I've said before. So having a BUTTer that works wonders makes my life easier for the fact that I know what I can use for it and I KNOW it will work. Its a cloth diapering, daily use product really for whatever you want to use it on.. Definitely a MUST HAVE in your household !

Did I mention that they have over 30+ scents I love there scents they have a scent for everyone I think. CJ'S BUTTer not only has the BUTTer but they also have lotions, sprays, cleaners.
I have not tried them all but I'm sure there amazing I can only imagine their future products. I enjoyed reviewing CJ's butter everyone talks about it and now I had to chance to also talk about CJ's BUTTer.


I was also sent a lotion samples I too loved it. Its sliky, light on my dry skin !! Overall CJ's BUTTer is amazing I love it. Totally recommend it to cloth diapering parents!! For parents daily use on everything. There lotions are perfect for any type of skin. The BUTTer is nice and smooth.
Totally recommend CJ's BUTTer.
CJ's BUTTer was kind enough to also want to giveaway a 4 oz. Creamy Lotion to one of my awesome Readers. So here it is...


This giveaway ends at 11:59 EST on May 11, 2012.
          Please use Rafflecopter below to enter.
This giveaway is open to US/Canada

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask???
Just comment below and I will respond ASAP. 

Thank you for reading my Blog, hope its helpful.

                       *I would love to Thank "CJ's BUTTer" 
for giving me the opportunity to review there awesome products.

Thank You, God Bless You

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

I Love my my munchkins so much, they grow so fast, Adryana is now 5 years old going on 6. Where did the time go??? Im so proud of her she's doing great in school, she's just a great lil girl, she loves her brother, loves her daddyoo, and ofcourse ME. Totally a girly girl.


My Little Aston, Im enjoying every moment.
He is teething right now, and rolling around can't leave him by himself, he will totally flip and go the opposite direction he talks a lot. I love it.My hubby calls him "LIL BAM BAM"


I thank GOD everyday for having such beautiful, healthy munchkins.
Thats my Wordless Wednesday its just a reflection.....

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

How to care for Aplix (Velcro) Diapers

When I first started looking into Cloth Diapers, I wasn't sure what Brands I wanted to use or what type of closure I wanted!! While browsing the Internet I seen some diapers with some "not so nice looking" VELCRO so I thought to myself "I'm not doing velcro, it will get ugly and and then I will need to replace it? Yeah not doing that"

So not until Cottonbabies - Flips had a sale did I think to my self. "You should try them" maybe you will like velcro??

Well I do, they are super easy (Daddy Friendly) and I'm excited to have both Snaps and Velcro. I love my SNAPS and Velcro I have learned to LOVE it too! I still DO think that Velcro does get ugly but here is a tip on how to keep you velcro from staying nice and clean looking.


Normally I put my the velcro on my diapers like this because I like them organized, and not all over the place. 
NOW I'm doing this and organizing them this way.
DO YOU KNOW WHY??
Every time you peel the velcro tabs away from the front strip your using it so therefore it is most likely to get ugly sooner then only using it to wear once baby is ready for a diaper change. You get it?? 
You are using the the tabs and strip less .. so therefore your aplix (velcro will last longer) 

Also another tips is sometimes the velcro gets fuzzy stuff on it or around the tabs once you see that take care of the problem then, so take it off. 

This will help keep your velcro nice and clean looking. 

Hope this helps!!!! Would love some comments if this works for you??


-Pollyanna 

Monday, April 23, 2012

"THE BALM" Fresh Out The Tub




This is our Soapy, Sudsy Baby Wash/Shampoo that will have babies smelling FRESH OUT OF THE TUB! This soap was specially formulated for little sensitive ones in mind. With its rich, fatty, tropical oils, not only will little ones stay fresh, but they will keep their super softness too!



What’s that?(that’s)“THE” BALM! ©FRESH out of the TUB! Baby Wash & Shampoo

Product Details: 
Gentle.Safe.Fresh
• 9oz / 250 ml Recycled Aluminum with Pump
• Quality, Inexpensive GIFT!
• Organic & Natural, Made in Hawaii, USA
• For Sudsy Fun, Add 4-8 squirts & 8oz. to recycled Foaming Pump!
• Baby Safe (Not a tear free wash - avoid contact with eyes)
• Vegan
• Main ingredients come from a local Big Island Organic Farm!
• No perfumes, dyes; ALL natural ingredients
• Comes in Recycled Aluminum
• (Pretty Much, “THE” BALM!”)

Directions:
DROP “THE” BALM! FRESH out of the TUB! © 
On that sweet little baby of yours! Suds his/her little body & hair!For Foamy Fun ADD 4-8 squirts & 8oz water into a recycled Foam Pump & GO!
No Foam Pump? No worries! Pump into a cloth or puff & wash
away!

Ingredients: 
“THE” BALM! FRESH out of the TUB ALL ORGANIC Ingredients:
Taylor’s special baby formulated liquid castile soap (using fresh, Hawaiian macadamia nut oil & coconut oil, and essential oils of lavender or orange). We do not use ANY harsh ingredients, nor do we use glycerin (which is natural, but extremely processed). For more info. on any of our ingredients, please feel free to email us.

                                         Ashton taking a bath on our sink :) 

Where do you take your baby baths?

My Experience

So if you currently don't have a body wash/shampoo for your baby or if your thinking of changing over to something more eco-friendly and safe for you baby with all natural ingredients. "THE BALM" Fresh out the Tub is for you. 
Starters its great for your baby, your not harming them with all those chemicals used in the store bought baby shampoos. If you have been keeping up with my "THE BALM" reviews you may know that Ashton has sensitive skin. We have used  store bough baby shampoos and body washes and he has gotten a rash like all over his body. While using "THE BALM" we have not experienced that which is great, I have to be very careful choosing products for him. "THE BALM" is amazing not only does it smell great but its good for him to get all those amazing ingredients on him. 

I believe the lavender and the essential oils help soothe Ashton it makes him fall asleep right after every bath which is nice. I get a lot of chores around the house done. It super easy to use its affordable and very good for your baby. Theres nothing not to love about "Fresh out the Tub". My daughter asked why I didn't taker her a shower with it?? So now that she asked I will have to purchase for both of them :) She said " MOM that stuff smells delicious" lol 

Go Check out the "THE BALM" on there Facebook 
and Online Store.

Make sure you "LIKE" them on Facebook and 
Follow on Twitter for awesome discounts and giveaways.

"THE BALM" Facebook
"THE BALM" Twitter



If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask???
Just comment below and I will respond ASAP. 

Thank you for reading my Blog, hope its helpful.

                       *I would love to Thank "THE BALM" Taylor House Inc.
for giving me the opportunity to review there awesome products.
Thank You, God Bless You




Sunday, April 22, 2012

Charlie's Soap Review & Giveaway

Charlies Soap was generous enough to send me detergent to review!! 
They sent me a water softener, detergent, and stain remover!! I was on the phone with Taylor for about 30 mins on the phone, he gave me the low down on 
"How to go about washing my diapers while having HARD water" 


We currently live in Texas so with that we suffer Hard water, not until I started cloth diapering did I care about having hard water. Hard water comes with a lot of minerals, and it leaves my dishes with residue, can cause my diapers to buildup. Is why its so important to know the "BEST" way to wash my diapers.


Definition for HARD WATER is :
Hard water refers to water (H2O) that contains a relatively high concentration of dissolved mineral salts, such as magnesium and calcium, that limit the formation of lather with soap. These dissolved salts are often undesirable, as they can precipitate as insoluble solids, causing mineral buildup.


These are some details on Charlies Soap (Detergent)
Biodegradable Laundry Powder

Charlie's Soap Laundry Powder is a laundry detergent originally developed for use in textile quality control labs. Charlie's Soap is truly the answer to getting the cleanest clothes with the biggest savings while at the same time caring for the environment. Charlie's Soap Laundry Powder is a clear, scent-free laundry powder that cleans thoroughly, rinses completely, and leaves nothing behind but the sweet smell of clean. 
Here are just a few of the benefits of using Charlie's Soap
  • Only use one (1) tablespoon per large load!
  • Safe for all HE machines.
  • Softeners are not recommended or needed. That means even greater savings on your laundry!
  • Non-toxic & completely biodegradable.
  • Safe and effective for all fabrics, including silk, wool, linen, cotton and high-tech micro fibers.
  • Contains no clays, dyes, phosphates, ultraviolet brighteners or perfumes.
  • Will not fade your colors.
  • Removes entrapped odors from athletic wear.

Details on the Pre-Spray (Amazing..)
Biodegradable Laundry Pre-spray

Let's face it. Stains on clothing are an on-going challenge. No shirt is safe from a ketchup bottle with an attitude and no pants can run from the little boy who slides into home plate.
Charlie's Soap Laundry Pre-Spray is a cost effective and environmentally safe way to deal with most stains. Just watch it work Apply the Pre-Spray to the stain, directly on the fabric as soon as you notice it. Rub the Pre-Spray into the stain and let it sit for a bit – maybe 30 minutes. Don't be afraid to let it dry. Charlie's Soap Laundry Pre-Spray was designed to gently remove stains, not blast them off. The Laundry Pre-Spray will separate the stain from the fabric. The treated area will look like the stain is spreading and that means that it will come out in the wash! Re-wet the stain with Pre-Spray just before you pop it into the wash. Feel free to repeat the process if necessary. Our Laundry Pre-Spray will not damage any fabric. (It might be a good idea to test for color fastness and follow your garment's care instructions, though.)

Water Softner 
Biodegradable Laundry Booster 


Want to beat hard water, keep your clothes clean and protect the environment?
Charlie's Soap Laundry Booster & Hard Water Treatment uses a biodegradable phosphate that leaves no residue on your clothes while softening your wash water.
Certain phosphates can safely eliminate these problems and be environmentally friendly. They're only a problem with overuse. If hard water is an issue, why not use an environmentally-safe product (ours) rather than take a chance with other detergents that put bad things into the environment. The advantage of using Charlie's Soap with our new Laundry Booster & Hard Water Treatment is that you get the benefit of really clean clothes without a lot of chemicals left behind. The Charlie's Laundry booster and hard water treatment works hand in hand with our Powder or Liquid to give you the best of both worlds.

My Experience

Charlies Soap Powder Detergent, worked amazing for me I used it on my husbands heavy dirty, oil coveralls for work and did a prewash on those as well and used the softener and detergent his coveralls looked great. Also used them for our cloth diapers, our cloth diapers came out nice and clean "NO STAINS" I also used the pre-spray on our dirty diapers and It totally worked I have "NO STAINS" on none of my diapers!! With that being said I ALWAYS line dry my diapers.

I love the fact that Charlie's Soap does not fade your clothes even though it is a powder detergent, its eco-friendly and it hasn't showed any signs of too harsh for babies bum. The pre-spray is amazing to use its super simple you spray and I leave it on till laundry day, I also used it on blood stains, my daughter got a bloody nose while wearing a white shirt  I sprayed it a little and when laundry day came, I had forgotten that the shirt had a stain on because I no longer was able to see the stain. The water softener I felt like it really helped, I did about 2-3 extra rinses to make sure I got everything off my diapers. It comes in different sizes, and can be locally bought by different retailers which is nice. I defiantly have enjoyed using Charlie's Soap and will be buying more of it, I believe there is a retailer that sells it in Corpus Christi. I currently am using Charlie's Soap for our clothes and diapers. I would defiantly recommend this detergent to anyone.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask???
Just comment below and I will respond ASAP. 

Thank you for reading my Blog, hope its helpful.



I would love to Thank Charlie' Soap
for giving me the opportunity to review there awesome products.
Thank You, God Bless You


This giveaway ends at 11:59 EST on May 6, 2012.
          Please use Rafflecopter below to enter.
This giveaway is open to US  Residents Only.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Ashton in Cloth!!!

So I've been so busy with reviews and moving, that I have not talked about my journey so far.
Cloth diapering has been very exciting for me Im loving every minute of it, even the POOP part :)

We have encountered some hiccups with ammonia smell, leaks, OS not fitting right recently Ashton had a I guess Yeast infection I didn't know babies could get that. So I had to stripe my diapers which took me 2 days that including overnight soaks and washing cycles and drying out outside!!! It felt like forever OMG I'm not sure if I ever want to do that again. :)

Besides that its been great, Ashton is getting so big he has grown into different snap rise rows, he is also teething finally has a bottom tooth out not all the way and also has another tooth on the side still hiding out..so hope this phase goes by quickly because I've been sleep deprived. My hubby enjoys seeing him in blue or black diapers since those are his favorite colors. My daughter is tired of hearing the words "Cloth Diapers" she saids OMG mommy "Cloth Diaper this Cloth Diaper that" may I remind you she's 5 years old. She's too funny.

Also still settling in the new house adjusting to things, organizing, cleaning.. I'm sure everyone has moved at least once in there life so y'all know what I'm going through.

Thank you all, if you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask away!!!!

HAVE A FLUFFY DAY MAMAS & PAPPAS!!



POLLY


Lovin Oeko Popo Covers

So I recently purchased some Oeko Popo Covers.
Juliane the OWNER had a seconds SALE!! 
Couldn't pass it up especially because I have been wanting to try them, 
well let me say they are amazing. We love them, they hug Ashton's chubby legs so well no leaks and there inserts are back up with PUL which makes the liquid distribute evenly. Totally in LOVE I only got two wished I got more... well next time she has a SALE I will be there just wanted to share with you all.

If your looking for an AIO, AI2, COVER I would totally recommend also the PUL is a soft and breathable PUL which I LOVE!! The cut and shape to these covers are so 
special and different from other covers I have.  Love it !!
Here is a video to prove just that!!



Ashton in his Oeko Popo Diaper

First wash & line dry



Check out Oeko Popo on Facebook 


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Glow Bug Review



Glow bugs really made my lil bug glow!! 
He looked stunning in his super cute print!!

Glow bug diapers sent me a super cute apple print for little Ashton, 
let me say super convinient, easy, no stuffing just snap wear and 
let it agitate doesn't get easier then that. 
Here is some Design Features on Glow Bug One Size Diapers




*Two sets of cross-over snaps through the waist band for a perfect fit around newborn tummies

*Double rows of snaps with square tabs for a trim fit through the hip

*Four size settings fitting babies from birth through potty training (7lbs-35lbs)

*Coordinating coloured snaps for every print

*Waterproof flaps in the front and the back of each diaper to prevent leaks

*Double gusset through the leg for an extra barrier of protection

*NEW SlimDry™ fabric keeps baby’s skin dry without the bulk

*Two openings in the pocket makes it easier to get the absorbent inset in and out

*Snap-in inserts to keep it in place while baby’s on the move





Here is what I received, super cute apple print One Size Diaper.
 The inner is amazing love the cross over tabs, 
the double gusset is one of my favorite, for the fact that
it keeps the messes contained. The elastic is soft around Ashtons legs which is always nice.

As you can see Glow Bug OS Diapers are defiantly a OS fits most it 
gets pretty small for newborns.
It also gets big for a toddler as you can see in the picture, 
which is awesome to know that you will only have to purchase 
diapers once and your done. 


I love the elastic around his chubby legs, 
it wraps around his legs so well, 
without causing the Dark Red Marks that are painful.


Little Ashton my Glow Bug Model.



My Experience 

I'm loving all the prints that Glow Bug has to offer, 
I love that its a very trim diaper. Therefore I have no problem with clothes fitting over his fluffy butt.
The snap in inserts make it easy to deal with like I said before the elastic is nice and snug around his legs,
I had no leaks with Glow Bug diapers. For daytime I only used the one snap in insert and it worked great. Now for night time I did stuff another insert just because I know my lil man is a heavy wetter and would leak through in the middle of the night if I didn't. The double gussets help contain all the mess which I totally love the inner lining is super soft on there bums. While doing laundry the insert just agitates out so I didn't have to touch any dirty diapers which is always a plus.

Overall I loved Glow Bug One Size Diapers there was a couple things I would change on the diaper. Ashton is a very active moving baby so the diaper moves with his every move of course and the The Front Pocket Waterproof Flap also moved making the flap rise to the top and I didn't like that.
Also for night time I had to stuff another insert to double it up and I had to get a short insert because the snap in insert made it hard to stuff a regular size insert, so it would be awesome if there one insert had another snap on the opposite site or on top; for us parents to snap on another insert as a doubler. 
Everything else was great Im super happy I had the opportunity to try one of these cute Glow Bug Diapers.

Can you spot a Glow Bug Diaper??

If you haven't yet checked out Glow Bug Diapers Please Do so

Glow Bug  Facebook 


Buy It 


*let those awesome mammas know Sew-Fatty sent ya!!

Giveaway for a Glow Bug Diaper coming on May 1st stay tuned coming really soon...





If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask???
Just comment below and I will respond ASAP. 

Thank you for reading my Blog, hope its helpful.



I would love to Thank Glow Bug Diapers 
for giving me the opportunity to review there awesome products.
Thank You, God Bless You
                                                                      
Disclosure: I received this product for the purpose of review. I was not paid to write this review, the opinions on my review are totally mine and what works for me might not work for you. This was written by me Pollyanna Valenzuela.












Tuesday, April 17, 2012

I'm Back!!!!!

Hello to all my awesome readers!!

I'm Back!! The move went great, it has been very stressful being without Internet. We have had a couple problems at the new house that have been fixed and slowly getting our life back on track!!

I'll be posting alot I reviews and a huge mothers day giveaway is coming soon on May 1,2012 and let me tell you, they are amazing prizes!! I'm super excited for all my readers!! Love ya all and thank you for all the support I've had through these last past couple weeks!!

God Bless You All!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Bumblebaby Diaper 5000 Fan Fun Giveaway.

Hello Everyone,

We are Celebrating Bumblebaby 5000 Fan Fun Giveaway!!! 
YAY!! Please be patient while Rafflecopter Loads!! 
GOOD LUCK!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Lovable Labels Review & Giveaway

Lovable Labels 
Don't loose it , Label it ! 

Lovable Labels generously sent me the "Camp Pack" to review. 
I personalized them for my daughter Adryana since she needs them for everything. 
The "Camp Pack" includes 
15 Sticker Labels
40 Slimline Labels
12 Shoe Labels
72 Press n' Stick Clothing DOTS™
2 Mini-Metal Tags (two 4” silver ball chains incld)
12 Square Labels



These labels are so cute and come in handy for everything.
 I enjoyed labeling everything from my daughters school supplies to her backpacks, lunch pail, shoes. They have so many colors and styles to choose from.



My husband and my daughter have a tendency to loose everything so these labels are perfect for us. Just peel and stick without ruining your items with sharpie markers.
Lovable Labels provides personalized labels for really anything they are Dishwasher and Microwave Safe, Waterproof, UV Resistant, Peel & Stick. I used them for my daughters backpack, water bottle she was super excited to show her "Stickers" to her friends. " She said "Mommy my friends are going to say Adryana your so cool" she's too funny.




Overall: I absolutely love these Lovable Labels they work great for my family, my home. It keeps me organized and keeps my daughters things away from the lost and found at school. I definitely recommend Lovable Labels to really anyone, it makes your life so much easier, can't say things won't get lost but you have a better chance of people knowing who they belongs to, and they are super cute. My daughter loves them, it doesn't get any better then that! 


Lovable Labels has generously supplied us with Sew-Fatty with a pack of "Camp Rock" for ONE lucky winner!!


This giveaway ends at 11:59 EST on April 30th, 2012.
          Please use Rafflecopter below to enter.
This giveaway is open to US/ Canada Residents Only.