Monday, August 4, 2014

WAHM Review (+ Giveaway): Wink Diapers *CLOSED*


From making her own clothes in high school to adorning her first apartment in college with homemade curtains and pillows, Bailey has been sewing for as long as she can remember.

From making her own clothes in high school to adorning her first apartment in college with homemade curtains and pillows, Bailey has been sewing for as long as she can remember.  When she started cloth diapering her kiddos, she was pretty frustrated with all of the diapers that she tried.  None of them had all the right features or they were way out of her price range (I can totally relate to that...).  Now, not only does she get to make diapers the way she wants them, she also gets to spend every day at home with her kids!  I love her story!  It makes me want to go un-clutter our office space so I can use my sewing machine more than once in a blue moon!  ;)


Bailey sent me one of her organic AI2 diapers with a bamboo insert and a hemp doubler.  You all know how much I love all things organic!!  Plus, with both inserts in, the diaper is just as trim, if not more so, than all of the other diapers I have!  And I absolutely love the color.  Isn't it gorgeous:

My sunshine diaper is what I call it!  ;)
I already have outfits planned with this beauty!!  Seriously!  hehe.
Baby Girl is going to be adorable.  Just hope yellow goes well with her skin tone.  ;)

Almost looks like an empty diaper sitting there since it is so trim!  Look at this:
SO thin!

One of my favorite factors: the inside of the cover can easily be wiped clean between changes and reused since it is all PUL - here is what it looks like without any inserts:

Still gorgeously yellow.  :)

Because of this awesomeness, you don't need to buy as many which means a cheaper start up stash!!  I've never seen a diaper like this before and I absolutely love it.  Kind of like a cover and inserts or a fitted I suppose.  But I like that it is an AI2, with the pockets to keep the inserts in place!  Pretty handy!  Making it wonderfully grandparent and Daddy friendly.  ;)



5 simple stars for a simple diapering system!

Bailey mentioned that a lot of people double inserts at night (which is true) and suggests also doing so on long car trips.  But she also noted that she doubles all the time because of the trimness - they are smaller than most AIO's (all-in-ones)!

Here's a few pics of the inserts so you can see them:



Bamboo


Side 1 of the Hemp Doubler


Side 2 of the Hemp Doubler

I was a little intimidated by the natural fiber inserts.  I've never had the chance to use any.  And I had remembered reading a few things about washing them properly before use...  So I sent Bailey the question of how to wash.  Her response was simple and right on target:  "Both can be washed on hot, but the hemp will shrink if you do.  I wash mine that way anyways for sanitary reasons.  And even though they are smaller they seem just as absorbent."  My hemp shrunk, but not very much.  



Great working with Bailey!  And she was super great about answering any question I had.

As far as absorbency goes - this Wink diaper has beat out every other diaper I have tested!  That includes big brands such as Glow Bug, Blueberry, and Applecheeks.  But to be fair, none of those were using natural fibers like hemp or bamboo.  Just a reminder, I tested using water.  The top absorbency rate before was 10 tablespoons, this Wink diaper got 16 tablespoons!!  16!!



This is another instance when I wish I could give more than 5 stars.  Seriously - I was amazed!!
The quality of the cover and the inserts is fantastic!  I have no doubt these will last a long time!


5 Stars
This diaper has some great features as well!  Check it out:


Double Gussets


Crossover Snaps
I think crossover snaps (a place to snap one wing onto the other for a tighter fit) truly make for a better OS (one-size) diaper!  Just in case your little man or little miss needs a snap or two snugger, this works perfect!  I also love that her sizing fits a couple of pounds smaller than most OS diapers on the market - the whole way down to 7lbs!!  There isn't a snap down for the umbilical cord, but after it falls off, this is a great newborn optionn!  

And another great feature is that the feel of the inserts is wonderfully soft.  Not afraid to put those next to Sprout's little tush.  ;)  With the cover being wipe-able (all PUL) it definitely has its advantages but it isn't as soft as most other diapers for being up against a baby's body.  However...the inserts cover most of that so it really comes down to your preference.  I think I prefer convenience.  :)



4 Stars - but only because the entire diaper isn't luxuriously soft.

One optional feature that is pretty unique and very fun is customization.  For an additional charge, Bailey sells hand painted designs on her diapers - and some of the ones she has done are adorable!  My favorite is below, but head on over and check out some of the other awesome designs here.

I love all things feathery!!  :)

As far as price point goes, her prices are amazing compared to the some of the leading brands in this style (i.e. Flip Diapers).  Her covers start at 8.99 vs. 14.99 and her inserts are insanely cheaper (plus they are organic!).  I am tremendously impressed by this!!


I would give 10 stars if I could here!  She does an awesome job at staying affordable!!

Overall, Wink Diapers gets an easy 5!  I love this diaper and I have a feeling I'm going to love it even more once Baby Girl arrives!   And as noted before, I promise, there will be an update once I actually get to use these!  ;)


5 Stars, hands down!
Check out some of the other great things Bailey has listed in her shop:


Cloth Wipes


Diaper Cream
Mama Cloth

To Buy: Head on over to the Wink Diapers Etsy page!  She has a ton of fun solid colors and some really neat prints.

To Win: One reader will win a wink diaper of their very own!  All you have to do is enter the Giveaway Tools form below:



35 comments:

  1. I went to Sweet Bobbins... and I like the XL Mocha Flowers Wet Bag. Even if you don't cloth diaper... you can still use the wet bag in your diaper bag with extra clothes. If your Little has an accident, you can easily change their clothes and put the soiled ones in the wet bag!

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    1. Thanks for letting me know. I'll have to fix that. ;)

      Really need to get a few more wet bags. Only have one at the moment.

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  2. The Hello Yellow diaper is my favorite. I love yellow! It's a color that cheers me up quick. =)

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    1. Yellow has lately become my new favorite!

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  3. I love the Vroom Vroom Red Cloth Diaper. I love that it is organic, has snaps, and is an AI2. Plus, my husband is a car guy, so he will like it too!

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    1. It's always fun when I can get Hubby to like a diaper!! :)

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  4. I love Vroom Vroom Red Cloth Diaper. My son loves cars so I know he would love it. I also love that it is organic.

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  5. My son would like the vroom vroom best for sure.

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    1. Sometimes picking a favorite print is easy. But it is ALWAYS so hard for me! ;)

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  6. I am a solids vs print kind of girl. But those monograms and hand paintings are amazing!

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    1. I started off wanting prints all of the time but I really have been leaning more towards solids lately. We'll see what I tend to use I guess...

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  7. I love the polka dot diaper! I's so colorful and unique

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  8. I really like the flower power purple diaper, such a cute print.

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  9. The scribble dots cloth diaper is absolutely adorable!

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  10. I like the Scribble Dots cloth diaper, I've not seen one like that!

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  11. I love the Vroom Vroom Red Cloth Diaper, the print is adorable!

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    1. Apparently that print is SUPER popular. ;)

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  12. The custom hand painted cloth diaper is my favorite!

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    1. Polka dots range up there with my favorites!

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  14. I love the vroom vroom red diaper! also the plain orange... my favorite color :-)

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    1. Some solids really *pop* right? Vroom Vroom seems to be the crowd favorite!

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  15. I love the Polka Spots Cloth Diaper! Need more boyish diapers though! :D lol

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    1. I'm trying to stay gender neutral but it is SO hard!

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  16. I like the perfectly plum diaper - it's my favorite shade of purple (and since Baby Z has no opinions on fashion yet... :)

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    1. Nice that we get to at least dress them without opinion for a little while right?? ;)

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  17. Love the custom hand painted cloth diaper it's purple w. a "tree"

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  18. My favorite Wink Diapers cover is Starlight Pink!

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