Saturday, August 22, 2009

Smartipants Diaper Review and Giveaway Now closed!

At 20 months Leo was still not sleeping through the night. In fact we were getting up once or twice a night to change his diaper and then he needed a bottle to get back to sleep. What can I say other than David and I were tired. Always tired. I knew we had to change something. Leo has always been super sensitive about having a wet diaper. It was written into is Careplan in the NICU if he was setting off alarms and you couldn't figure out why, change his diaper. So we tried a number of different brands of disposables. This didn't help so I started talking with friends. I'm part of a Omaha Mom's group on line, and a few of the mom's use cloth diapers, and their little ones seem to sleep forever. I started asking lots of questions, believe me cloth diapers are not like the ones our parents used on us. No pins, no rubber pants over the top. I was really interested and then did a few online searches. I found smartipants diapers. https://www.smartipants.com/ Here's a quote from their web page. "Smartipants™ diapers feature our Leak-Guard Technology, keeping moisture contained, and your baby dry. Our diapers are made with “breathable” fibers and are free from any chemicals or irritants. Smartipants™ reusable diapers are designed to grow with your baby from newborn to toddler, babies 7lbs - 35lbs. PROUDLY MADE IN THE USA!" Their washing instructions are super easy and the inserts work their own way out in the wash, so you don't have to unstuff the diaper. That sounded great to me. So I talked to David, he said we could give it a shot. (I think he was just humoring me at the time, but he's totally onboard now.) Smartipants was having a sale on their three packs so we made the leap into cloth diapering.


I just have to say we love, love,love our cloth diapers. Smartipants are super easy to use. Since they are one size they have a set of snaps that you adjust to fit your baby, you only have to adjust these when the baby out grows the setting. Then you just put an insert into the pocket of the diaper and snap onto the baby. With Leo we have to double or even triple the inserts for overnight. He gets a big fluffy butt but that is okay because he will sleep any where from 8 to 12 hours wearing cloth diapers. Which means I get to sleep that long too.... Yeah!!!! The only negative I've found is that Smartipants only come with microfiber inserts. I've found hemp works better for Leo overnight. So I've just bought some hemp inserts from a local cloth diaper store and place them in the smartipants along with the microfleece insert.


Do you have a baby of your own that you would like to try to cloth diaper? Smartipants has offered one lucky blog reader a smartipants diaper in the color of their choice. All you have to do to enter is visit the Smartipants website http://www.smartipants.com/ and tell me what color you would choose. For an extra entry look around at their website and tell me one interesting thing you learned on the site. For a third entry follow my blog. For a fourth entry tweet about this giveaway. Good Luck ever one. I'll choose a winner from the entries on Sept 1.

76 comments:

  1. I like my Smartipants diaper, too. I love the cool blue one.

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  2. These diapers have leak guard technology which is important to me b/c a few other cloth diapers leak on me and that drives me BONKERS!

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  3. I (heart) SmartiPants! And I would love the Clever Clover!

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  4. I follow your blog! (And I'm glad you joined the blogging world!)

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  5. Not too crazy interesting..but they are made in the USA which is awesome!

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  6. Tweeted

    http://twitter.com/MommaCrissy/status/3475208671

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  7. One interesting thing I learned about is that you don't have to remove the insert before washing because of the smart sleeve.

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  8. tweet! http://twitter.com/momof3munchkins/status/3475632368

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  9. I would choose clever clover!
    mdec07 at yahoo dot com

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  10. I learned that you dont have to remove their inserts before washing...yay!

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  12. Hi, I'm Ekho- our mutual friend Aimee sent me to your site because she knows I want to put my son in cloth diapers. I made up a whole bunch of newborn fitteds, but he spent 4 of his first 6 weeks in the hospital and had outgrown them by the time we got out! I'm a bit of a cloth diaper enthusiast, so I already know a lot about them, but I hadn't heard of Smarti-pants. I'd pick the clever clover- I love green, and it'd look good on my little red-head!

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  13. I love the smart pocket so the insert comes out in the wash.

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  14. The lovely lavender is so pretty but I have boys so I'll have to go with the mellow yellow! I've only got 1 yellow dipe so I could use another one.
    Jmefro37 (at) hotmail.com

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  15. I want to try a Smartipants soo bad because I think it is awesome that you don't have to reach in a dirty diaper to remove the insert. It just comes out by itself in the wash. So cool :)
    jmegrl37 (at) hotmail.com

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  16. I follow your blog!
    jmegrl37(at)hotmail.com

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  17. Tweet! http://twitter.com/AnnathanMagz/statuses/3491621891

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  18. I'd love to get the clever clover, we don't have that color!!

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  19. My favorite feature is the smart sleeve. Tom NEVER pulls the inserts out, so these diapers are great! I don't have to go through the wet bag full of dirty diapers to pull out inserts when we use Smartipants

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  20. tweeted! http://twitter.com/Mom2chunkymonky/statuses/3493245690

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  21. I would pick the clever clover diaper.
    bwneyes100 AT hotmail DOT com

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  22. Looking around I found that every year our country contributes roughly 3.4 million tons of disposable diaper waste into landfills. OMG!! so glad I cloth diaper.
    bwneyes100 AT Hotmail DOT com

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  23. follow ur blog..bwneyes100 AT hotmail DOT com

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  24. tweet
    http://twitter.com/fancygrlnancy/status/3493382173
    bwneyes100 AT hotmail DOT com

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  25. Interesting fact has to be the smart sleeve! DH would love to never pull the inserts out!

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  26. http://twitter.com/madareamama

    heather.heinzer at gmail dot com

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  27. I think I'd choose mint!

    coccinelle a t michelf d o t com

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  28. I learned that she has 4 children!

    coccinelle a t michelf d o t com

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  29. Tweeted at

    http://twitter.com/CoccinelleGreen/status/3525519270

    coccinelle a t michelf d o t com

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  30. I love the clever clover. We have a bunch of BabyLegs that look cute with that pretty green.

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  31. I'd pick Aqua Breeze! iluvmygrlz at yahoo.com

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  32. I learned that Smartipants are made in the U.S.A!

    iluvmygrlz at yahoo.com

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  33. I'm a new follower! iluvmygrlz at yahoo.com

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  34. man i would love Jack to sleep for longer than 6 hours at a time!! I useally let him run around the house in just a diaper anyway so the cool blue would be cute.

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  35. Im really intrigued by the smart sleeve that is what i learned. and i follow you.

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  36. I've heard great things about these - I'd chose the Aqua Breeze (I love the color names too!)

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  37. I found out the designer, Jessica, has been making diapers since 2002 and actually started another famous brand - I guess she knows what she's doing!

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  38. tweeted! http://twitter.com/Mom2chunkymonky/statuses/3594350647

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  39. i would love think pink - would look beautiful on my little girls : )

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  40. the interesting fact - teh smart sleeve so I no longer have to take out inserts - yay!!! absolutely brilliant!

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  41. tweeted giveaway

    http://twitter.com/3littleonesblog/status/3594454341

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  42. Tweeted! http://twitter.com/Mom2chunkymonky/statuses/3695416048

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  43. I would like Lovely Lavender for my daughter

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  44. I like how you don't have to remove the insert from the smart sleeve, and it just comes out in the wash.

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  45. I learned that every year our country contributes roughly 3.4 million tons of disposable diaper waste into landfills. Thats really gross

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  46. tweeted http://twitter.com/nanceattack/statuses/3695582480

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    http://twitter.com/SliverStorm/status/3695604668

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  48. OOh! These diapers are SO cute and I would just LOVE to try them on my Sweet Pea. I would love to have the Aqua Breeze one.

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  49. How exciting that Smartipants were even featured on the news as one of the baby essentials for your diaper bag!

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  50. Tweeted - http://twitter.com/Mom2Valerie/status/3696314498

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  51. i would SOOO pick clever clover.
    fentonslee at gmail dot com

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  52. smartipants were featured as baby essentials on good day LA. did you also know the developer used to hand wash cloth diapers 7 yrs ago? that's just cool.

    fentonslee at gmail dot com.

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  53. your blog. i follows it.

    fentonslee at gmail dot com

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  54. http://twitter.com/fentonslee/statuses/3699160777
    tweet

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  55. I like the lovely lavender
    why is the font so big? Is it just me?

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  56. i like not havint to remove the insert!

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  57. http://twitter.com/zealandsmom/statuses/3700660690

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  58. I'd pick lovely lavender!! e-mail on my profile!

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  59. I learned that Every year our country contributes roughly 3.4 million tons of disposable diaper waste into landfills!! That is insane!

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  60. As the mom of three girls, I would love the lovely lavender... although think pink is awfully cute too! I've never tried a one-size cloth diaper, but am SO happy for all the new CD users who get this amazing choice. The easier the better!

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