Sunday, December 28, 2014

Welcome to Make it Green in 2015!  During the following weeks, stay tuned to learn a variety of ways to easily make more healthy and ecologically friendly choices for the New Year! 
You probably already know that our family started using cloth diapers with our youngest child.  It was something that we thought was necessary, after thinking about the landfill contribution that we were aiding in.  Just one baby using a minimum of 6 disposable diapers a day equals well over 2100 soiled diapers per year being put in the landfill.  With the average child being between 2-3 years of age before potty-trained, you can expect to put over 5600 disposable diapers in the trash.  "An estimated 27.4 billion disposable diapers are used each year in the US, resulting in a possible 3.4 million tons of used diapers adding to landfills each year."- from Wikipedia
These diapers contain a Super Absorbent Polymer (source) which is a plastic, Dioxins (source) which is a carcinogenic chemical, bleach, dye, fragrances and adhesives are other additives and there's even more stuff in disposable diapers (source).  Doesn't sound too good, does it?
Don't worry though... This is something you are easily able to change!  By switching to cloth diapers, you not only save the environment, but you save money and you give your baby a much healthier alternative for their skin. Materials used in cloth diapers differ between the manufacturers. There are many options when it comes to cloth.  I love trying all the different kinds of cloth diapers that are available.  I suggest doing this because then it's easier to find the type of diaper that fits well into your lifestyle.  I have become fond of All-In-Two (AI2) diapers and when I found out a local WAHM makes them, I couldn't wait to provide a review for you of Owl Be Green! I was sent an AI2 diaper for reviewing purposes.
Owl Be Green is ran by a WAHM, Amy Mangan in Coralville, Iowa.  She began sewing diapers for her youngest son, which she loved doing.  She found other WAHM's on Facebook making/selling diapers and wanted to give it a try to be able to have an income to be able to stay at home with her toddler.  She developed a pattern inspired from a commercially-available diaper that she liked, making it a more trim fit, added leg gussets and snaps inside for the insert so it would stay in place while worn.
Amy says she has so much fun making them and looking for amazing new fabrics. All her products are compliant with CPSIA regulations and she works very hard to create a safe, quality product.
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Most of Owl Be Green AI2 covers are comprised of an outer layer of 100% woven cotton, with an inside layer of PUL, as well as double leg gusset- a waterproof fabric to contain and stop leaks. The diaper has fold over elastic around the edge, keeping the diaper snug everywhere there's an opening. What makes this diaper an AI2?  Owl Be Green also makes serged, contoured, three layer medium hemp fleece soaker inserts topped with soft cotton velour, specifically made to snap in an Owl Be Green cover.  Although you can use a prefold, flat or fitted as well.   These diapers are made to fit between 10-35 pounds.  There are 2 rows of  2 rise resin snap adjustments. There is a single row with a total of 12 waist snaps. The wings have two snaps each. Here are photos showing how the sizes vary.
 
This print is called Fox and Moose Friends and is available HERE to purchase.  I think it's a great pattern!  This outer material is a strong knit, and it is sewn together very well, which has me anticipating it'll easily keep up with all the wear and laundering.  Notice the leg gussets and snaps for the hemp soaker in photos below.
So you're wondering about the fit, probably.  I have to say that it is super trim, the insert lasted 3 hours easily. We have had this on the bum twice, Karebear is 26 pounds, and 15 months old and I love the fit on her! Isn't it cute?
*** UPDATED! ***
New pics of diaper on my 7 week old newborn- 7/20/2016!
After thorough use with cloth diaper baby #1, this diaper is still in GREAT shape to reuse with cloth diaper baby #2! It fits excellent, and no messy leaks from newborn exclusively breastfeed poop, which she did shortly after photos were taken.

What's my favorite thing about this diaper? That you can "restuff" it, reusing the cover throughout the day.  Less laundry is good and GREEN!  
Is there anything I'd change about it?  From what I've seen and how I've been able to use it, I do not have anything that I'd change!  It works great!
I give Owl Be Green a 10/10!
Here's some good deals that you can currently take advantage of:
  • To ring in the new year, Owl Be Green is offering 15% off orders $25 or more until New Years Day on in stock items!  Use code GREEN2015 on check out. 
  • Join the referral program where you can get up to $10 off your order!  You get $2 off per referral, and can redeem up to 5 referrals per order.   Just tell your friends to leave your name when they make a purchase to claim your referral bonus!  Don't forget to mention Latched On Mom when you shop at Owl Be Green!  I definitely am purchasing more AI2 covers and soakers! Thanks!
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 I am super duper excited to be able to offer a giveaway to my readers from Owl Be Green!  One lucky person will receive a cloth diaper cover (chosen from the Standard Fabrics group) and insert of their choice, a $25 value!  Just fill out the competition form to enter the giveaway. Giveaway will run from 12/28/14-1/12/15. 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.
AI2 Cloth Diaper Cover & Insert from Owl Be Green LatchedOnMom did not receive payment for the review which was given. All opinions are my own, written by me. Latched On Mom and other participating bloggers have no affiliation to the company, unless otherwise stated. Other participating bloggers did not receive compensation to promote this giveaway. 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 responsibilty.

35 comments:

  1. Um, I would totally get the Fox and Moose print shown here. Anything with a fox on it is perfect for us!

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  2. I have a couple of her diapers and love them, would love to win another one! She has so many adorable prints that I want I am not sure which one I would choose.

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  3. really love the whole design of these diapers! definitely would be feeling fortunate to try it!

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  4. I love the ai2 cover in her etsy shop that's white with primary color polka dots all over and green foe. It reminds me of the very hungry caterpillar, which my son in diapers loves!

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  5. Love the fox print!

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  6. I would totally choose Up In The Purple Sky. Our nursery is going to be travel/hot air balloon themed, so that would be perfect!

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  7. I love the pumpkin and sun flower harvest print.

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  8. I know the holidays are over but I would still get Gingerbread House. It is by far my favorite print.

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  9. If I won, I would choose the Forest Friends print.

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  10. I really like Forest Friends and Green/Grey Giraffe. It's a toss up for me.

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  11. OH MY GOODNESS!!!! They are just tooo cute!!!! Do I really have to choose one?!?! If I do (boo) I would choose Hungry Caterpillar!

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  12. deep space

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  13. Id choose either pink fox or whoos fancy?

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  14. I love these prints! I would choose monsters on black.

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  16. I'd get the one shown here to! ADORABLE and fits with our nursery.

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  17. I really like the Whimsical Christmas Trees print!

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  18. i would chose green/grey giraffe! love that print

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  19. I'm so excited about the chance to start cloth diapering with my first baby! I would choose the green/grey giraffe print, it's adorable!

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  20. I would pick the penguins print! That's the theme we're doing for our soon due in May! :)

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  21. I love the woodland critters and the Holiday diapers.

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  22. I love the police box fair isle. That's what I would choose.

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  23. Eggs & Bacon!!!! And your on ETSY!!! why are you not on my FEED (updates to see you)

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  24. There are so many great designs, it was hard to choose! I saw a police box one on the etsy page, which I really like, but I didn't see it on the link for the available prints. So, my choice, from the available prints would be, Pow! :)

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  25. I would totally choose the pumpkin print!

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  26. I love the Rainbow Burst Tie Dye print. So cute!

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  27. I would love to try something like this. Something that got a 10/10 review

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  28. I love this type cloth system and a patterens are fantastic. Forest friends is so cute and Silver fox I'm a fan of all.

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