Saturday, December 6, 2014
I started using cloth diapers with my third child because it saves money, is better for baby's skin and keeps trash out of the landfills. Trying out the different kinds of cloth available is a good idea because it helps you learn what works best for your family.  My diaper stash consists mostly of prefolds, covers, fitteds and pockets.  I love the simplicity of prefolds, and was on the lookout to try out flats. I wanted something with organic materials and luckily, a local WAHM, Christina Edwards of Fruit of the Womb, sent me a Organic Bamboo Preflat/prefold diaper for reviewing purposes. 
Christina started sewing diapers for her children after using cloth diapers for ten years. She wanted to make something that would contain all the diaper blowouts she was experiencing.   She designed a cover pattern that worked just right.  Then, everyone started asking her where she got her diapers from and she was even approached to sell the diapers she made in an online store!  Fruit of the Womb was born and gave her a way to support her family and sewing addiction.  Fruit of the Womb is located in Iowa City, Iowa.
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What is a flat?  That's what you may be wondering right now.  Well the best way to explain a flat is one layer of material (usually cotton) which can be folded several ways to custom shape your baby. 
So what is a preflat then? It's basically a combination of a prefold and a flat. They're shaped like a prefold, and are double layered throughout the entire diaper, leaving less bulk in the middle. Preflats are great because you can use it like a flat, use it like a prefold, and/or like an insert or booster for a pocket or cover.
 Here is what it looks like, straight out of the package. It measures 16x19.
This is what it looks like next to a heavily used Bummis Infant prefold (11x16).
The next photo is after prepping (2 washes with the other diapers). The preflat shrunk to 16x17. It is more square shaped, as you can see.
Don't be intimidated, putting it on baby is really easy! Lay it out flat, then tuck in one end like shown below.
 Put the baby in, tuck the front up and hook a Snappi on. You're done!  If you want to make it leakproof, you can just put a cover on and you don't even need to use a Snappi in that case. My daughter is 14 months and about 25 pounds and fits perfectly with even a couple inches she can grow into. I personally prefer folding the preflat into a trifold and laying it in the cover or putting it in the pocket.  
There are many other folds you can do...  Check out this link to see 8 Ways to Fold a Cloth Diaper: http://www.wikihow.com/Fold-a-Cloth-Diaper
Fruit of the Womb makes organic flats, preflats, organic bamboo and organic hybrid fitteds, AIO's (all in one), AI2's (all in two), pocket diapers, inserts, covers, wool soakers (shorties), wool longies, wool legwarmers, burp cloths and keychain diapers.  You can also place a custom order for something if you don't see it available. 
I love the preflats from Fruit of the Womb! They're so soft and smooth, I can tell they'll hold up for years.  I would much rather use these than prefolds any day!  They wash and dry easily.  Spray or knock off solids into toilet. I use Tide Original HE (recently switched to Tide and it's so much better!) filled to the first line in the scooper. I wash about 15-20 diapers at a time, which happens to be about every other day. My cycle is cold soak, warm wash and cold rinse. I dry the non-PUL fabrics on a normal drying cycle.
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What is my favorite thing about Fruit of the Womb Organic Bamboo Preflats? They're multifunctional.  They can replace prefolds and inserts entirely!
Is there anything I'd change about it?  I think for chunkier babes or for older children that are still in diapers, you'd have more difficulties using it in the way I illustrated above since this is the largest size currently available.  However, you still can fold it up and place in a cover or stuff into a pocket.
I give the Organic Bamboo Preflat by Fruit of the Womb a 10/10!
How do you keep up with all the amazing products put out by Fruit of the Womb and find out about sales?  LIKE Fruit of the Womb on Facebook, Follow on Twitter, Follow on Pinterest and SHOP Fruit of the Womb on Etsy!
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I'm super excited to be able to host a giveaway for Fruit of the Womb! One person will win $20 credit! 
All you have to do to enter is fill out the Rafflecopter form below. Giveaway will run from 12/6/2014-12/22/2014. Open to US only. Must be 18 years of age or older. Void where prohibited. Winner will be announced on this post, as well as emailed (so make sure to log into the form with the email address you use). You will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be drawn.
Latched On Mom did not receive payment for the review which was given.  All opinions are my own, written by me.  I have no affiliation to the company, unless otherwise stated. This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or any other social media. Prize fulfillment is the sponsor's responsibility.

26 comments:

  1. I would get the Little Giraffe Diaper Cover with Leg Gussets and Yellow Trim and the Penguins on Blue Diaper Cover with White Trim. Both are so cute.

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  2. I may change my mind depending on what new cuteness might be added between now and when I might win, but at the moment I would pick the One Size Quick Drying AI2/AIO Cloth Diaper in Galaxy Print with star snaps (star snaps?! what an awesome finishing touch!).

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  3. I really like the Little Giraffe diaper cover and would probably choose that and some prefolds if I won!

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  4. I use prefolds and love the feel of bamboo so I would use it to try the bamboo preflats.

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    1. They're amazing! I'm sure you'd love them too!

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  5. I would get a set of the new Green Apple Flats. I like the size of flats and would love to try them in bamboo.

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  6. i love the galaxy print AIO diaper. and the rainbow threading on the edges of the flats are so cute

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  7. I love the TADA Organic All in One Bamboo Cloth Diapers in Winter Playland print. Super cute.

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  8. I love the Tada organic AIO cloth diaper in iced blue giraffe

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  9. I have been wanting to try a wool diaper soaker. Those always look so cute on babies and they are very breathable.

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    1. I agree! Fruit of the Womb has some cute ones!

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  10. I would choose the organic bamboo preflats if I won.

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  11. starting to collect diapers for may arrival! this is on my list.

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    1. It's a good one to have on there! I've used the FOTW Organic Bamboo Preflat as a booster for overnight and it works perfectly!

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  12. Love the TADA Organic All in One Bamboo Cloth Diapers in Owl Be Home for Christmas print.

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  13. My favorite thing on Fruit of the Womb is TADA AIO Organic Cloth Diaper in Leaf Circuitry Print, and that's what I would get if I win!

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  14. I would love to try the Stripe Dyed Organic Wool Soaker. That would be my splurge.. or the TADA AIO Organic Cloth Diaper in Blue Iced Giraffe.

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  15. I'd try one of the new flats plus the Orange and blue diaper cover with dinosaurs on the foe (Broncos colors!). Everything in her shop is so cute though it's hard to decide!!

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  16. So many cute designs! I would love to try the TADA AIO Organic Bamboo Diaper in Chocolate Owls on Teal, Or Little Giraffe Diaper Cover with Yellow Trim and bamboo prefolds

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  17. My favorite item from Fruit of the Womb is their All In One diaper. My son has two of them and they're amazing! If i were to win, I would put the credit towards some Natural Bamboo french terry flat diapers. I've always wanted to try them!!

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  18. I would choose the galaxy diaper cover with the star snaps. I've got a set of my first prefolds coming to me and I would love to try them out with the galaxy cover!

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  19. I would choose the Wool Soaker in Green and Blue, but my favorite item is Coral and Pink Dyed Organic Wool Soaker, thanks for the chance!

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  20. Either the giraffe or galaxy diaper cover, I need diaper covers for my prefolds badly!

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  21. My favorite item from The Fruit of the Womb etsy shop is the Coral and Pink Dyed Organic Wool Soaker. We've never tried soakers before but those are absolutely adorable. If we won, we'd purchase the soaker or Set of 6 Natural Bamboo french terry flat diapers

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  22. I would get a wool soaker since I dont have aby wool products

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