Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Hi All! As many of you know, we just bought our first home. We don't have internet hooked up and life has been a little crazy to say the least. I will try to get on and post reviews when I can. Thanks for being patient and watch for an update!
Monday, December 29, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Just wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas! Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas filled with great memories for you and your families.
Monday, December 22, 2008
For newborns: pampers swaddlers-they are have the little groove cut out for umb. cords like other newborn diapers, but they are SOFTEST on their precious new skin. The material feels softer and they elastic isn't uncomfortable around their legs. Downside-they aren't really thick. - Becca, mom to Christian
We like Pampers Swaddlers for NB size. - Christine, mom to Belle
We used Pampers swaddlers until Mady outgrew size threes, then we started trying out generic brands. - Cassandra, mom to Mady
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Pampers Cruisers are one of the more expensive diapers on the market. Worth it? Keep reading and you'll find out.
Pros: Pampers Cruisers are an extension of the swaddlers. They start in a size 3 (16-28 lbs) and go up to a size 7. It's nice that they offer them in a size 7 for larger children, or those who are in diapers longer, as many brands don't offer this big of a size. Pampers doesn't disappoint when it comes to coverage. I think the cruisers run a tad bit bigger than most brands meaning that your little one can stay in a smaller size longer, saving you money. My 3 year old is fairly tall for his age and these diapers have GREAT coverage in the front and back. They are incredibly soft on the inside and out and move really well with your child. They have an absorb away liner which pulls pee and poop away from your child, thus helping with diaper rash. Pampers has a cute sesame street design which my son gets excited about wearing too. The sides are extremely soft and stretchy creating a snug fit. The tabs are sticky and I have NEVER had them come undone in the 18 months that we have been using them. You can fasten and unfasten them, and they are still just as sticky. I can count on my hands the number of times my boys have blown out of the Cruisers which is ALWAYS fixed by going up a size. I can't rave enough about these diapers.
Cons: These diapers are pricier than most but I feel that can be quickly outweighed by the fact that you will be doing less laundry. I've heard some don't like the pampers because they are thinner and they seem soggier. I like the fact that they are thinner as it means there is less bulk on your child, allowing them to move more freely. They do seem a little soggy in the morning, but hey they DON'T leak. Worth the extra money? Absolutely.
The Bottom Line: My favorite diaper and the one I would choose if I were a baby/toddler. :)
Price: $11 for a jumbo pack, $21 for a box (Price per diaper is based on a box, which is what I usually buy them in. I almost always have a coupon too. Watch for them in your Sunday paper. They also have pampers coupons on the back of cheerios boxes right now, and if you shop at Walgreens or Albertsons, coupons print out at the register when you buy them for a future purchase.) Price per diaper is before coupons.
Where to Buy: Target, Diapers.com, Walmart, Most Grocery Stores
What other readers had to say:
We've tried Huggies, Pampers, and a couple others and we had problems with the pee leaking through all the layers, with the cottony stuff sticking all over her bum, with the pee leaking out the front (if she sleeps on her tummy), etc. -Christine, mom to Belle
Pampers - I feel like Pampers are much better for baby girls than they are for boys. I love their texture, and they seem more comfortable, but they just do not hold up to a lot of liquid in the front. Tristan was constantly leaking out of his Pampers diapers - on him, on me, on the furniture - from birth. We tried them again at every size change, but it was the same situation over and over. - Jayme, mom to Tristan
"I have three children. For my first child and last child the very best diapers are Pampers. " - Fran, mom to 3
"We normally use Papers baby dry. they are nice and trim and what I like best is i can fasten and unfasten then a lot and they stick stick.. no other brand I have tried does that ( ok not many people need this feature but it is nice for us:) )
Also if you use an alberston card you always get a ton of pampers coupons!" Holly, mom to Arora
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Catchy name for a diaper, isn't it? When I bought these diapers , I was sure hoping I'd "luv" them more than the last time I used them for my 3 year old. These diapers tend to be cheaper than Pampers and Huggies, but a dollar or two more than generic store brands or white cloud.
"We also tried luvs but the smell was so bad I hated putting that much perfume on my kids bottom." - Holly, mom to Arora
"Our little angel wears Luvs size 4. I've tried them all and have found I like these the best for the money." -The Ball Family
Monday, December 15, 2008
If any of you participate in the Pampers Gifts to Grow program, they are offering free shipping on all rewards through December. It's a great time to cash in! For those of you who don't know about the program, you sign up for an account at pampers.com. Then you collect points by entering in codes found inside the diaper packaging, and redeem them for rewards. It's a nice perk if you already buy Pampers. You can also enter the code: WEAPPRECIATEU08 for an extra 10 points. Not sure how long that code is good for.
Friday, December 12, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Don't we all spend way too much on diapers? It probably doesn't help that it is Christmas time, and we'd love to spend our money elsewhere. Since I am doing diaper reviews I thought it would be appropriate to do a diaper giveaway! Up for grabs is a $15 Walmart gift card you can use for a few weeks worth of diapers. You know the drill - leave a comment to enter and let me know what kind of diapers you last bought. Winners will be announced the day after my last diaper review....sometime in January.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
If you spend $20 on Pampers at Albertsons right now you get $5 off for a future purchase and 5 redbox rentals! So if you have an Albertsons close by, it might be worth going! (Thanks Holly for the deal.)
Monday, December 8, 2008
I've started to notice a trend with store brand diapers so I didn't want to try anymore. However, one Saturday night I realized I only had a few diapers left for each of the boys so we made a quick stop at Albertsons to pick some up. I decided to try the Baby Basics brand - the supreme kind.
Friday, December 5, 2008
To stop night time coughing in a child (or an adult, as we found out personally), put Vicks Vapor Rub generously on the bottom of the feet at bedtime and then cover with socks.
" Even persistent, heavy, deep coughing will stop in about five minutes and stay stopped for many, many hours of relief. This works 100 percent of the time, and is more effective in children than even very strong prescription cough medicines. In addition it is extremely soothing and comforting and they will sleep soundly."
Ingredients in Original VapoRub
Active Ingredients (Purpose)
Camphor 4.8% (Cough suppressant and topical analgesic)
Eucalyptus oil 1.2% (Cough suppressant)
Menthol 2.6% (Cough suppressant and topical analgesic)
Ingredients in BabyRub
Petrolatum, fragrance, aloe extract, eucalyptus oil, lavender oil, rosemary oil
You can buy this in most grocery/retail stores. I will usually buy the generic brand from Target.
Hope this helps!
Labels: Cold Remedies
Gymboree online is having a 25% off sale and free shipping on any order. The free shipping is great in and of itself!
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
I must admit, I love Target. Love their store, love their stuff! I remember buying Target brand diapers when Chan was little and using them for a while. I stopped using them and couldn't remember why, so I bought another pack and decided to give them a go.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Amazon is having a sale on Pampers diapers, up to 30% off, which is a great deal as their diapers hardly go on sale. Free shipping and you don't even have to go to the store! Click here for more info on the deal. (From slickdeals)
Monday, December 1, 2008
"I really like Huggies. They have stretch wings so that the diaper can fit more snugly at the waist and the wings also make the diaper more "adjustable". They are really great for night, as they hold more than other diapers their size, so you don't have to wake up a sleeping baby just to change his diaper. They are one of the more expensive brands, but work well. We use these as Tristan's "night-time" diapers." - Jayme, mom to Tristan
"We've tried Huggies, Pampers, and a couple others and we had problems with the pee leaking through all the layers, with the cottony stuff sticking all over her bum, with the pee leaking out the front (if she sleeps on her tummy), etc." - Christine, mom to Belle