Friday, January 23, 2015

Diapers: My choice

When I was pregnant I did a ton of research and read lots of mommy blogs and reviews about diapers.  After all this reading I knew that I was 100% going to use Pamper's Swaddlers, but consider other options when my daughter outgrew Swaddlers because I wanted to avoid Pamper's Dry Max product.

When G was born we used Pamper's Swaddlers in the Newborn size for about a month and we LOVED them!  I knew my choice had been correct!  Then came the time to switch to size 1s and boy were we in trouble!  The Pampers Swaddlers size 1s were huge on G!  You could see straight through the leg holes!  Its almost like they were 1 1/  Pampers just weren't going to work for us anymore.

We used Huggies Little Snugglers for awhile and during the time we were using them, they had a product change.  I noticed the inside of the newer huggies seemed kind of quilted.  I like the newer version of the Huggies much better than the old ones.

Diaper Sizing

(I meant to take a picture comparing diaper sizes by brand, but in the craziness that is new motherhood, I never made the time.  I look a bit around the web and couldn't really find a picture that really showed the size differences in the diaper brands.)

At one point I had Pamper's Swaddlers, Pampers Swaddlers Sensitive, Up and Up (Target), Huggies Little Snugglers, and Honest Company diapers in Size one.  This would have made a great photo, so I am sorry I didnt take the time to make one.

Since I dont have a photo, I will do my best with a description.

Pampers Swaddlers Sensitive are slightly larger than regular Pamper's Swaddlers.  Up and Up, Huggies, and Honest Company are similar in size, but are different in shape.  The Up and Up brand are more rounded in the bottom area, almost U shapped, while Huggies and Honest Company diapers are more rectangular.  Up and Up are fluffier feeling, Huggies are the softest, and Honest Company seem kind of stiff.

(**Oh look I did find a picture.  This picture is from the website.  I am not endorsing the site, because I have never used them, but I want to give them credit for the picture.)

Honest Company, Pampers Swaddlers, Huggies Little Snugglers, Up and Up,  Parent's Choice, and Luvs
Choosing a new diaper:

During our Size 1 days I received an email from Honest Company offering me 50% off of up to 3 subscriptions.  I believe I received this email because I had signed up for the trial to get samples and then immediately canceled because we had a ton of diapers in the closest.  I redeemed the coupon for 1 month of Size 1s and 1 month of Size 2s and then canceled the subscriptions again. 

When we ran out of the Huggies we started using the Honest Company and it was love at first diapering!  The prints are so cute, they fit G great (she is tall and skinny), and they after figuring up the cost utilizing a subscription, they weren't any more costly than Pampers or Huggies.

We used Honest Company with no complaint until we went up a size to the Size 2s and then ran out of our Honest Company stockpile.  We had some Huggies in the closet so my husband wanted to use them up before we reordered our Honest Company subscription.  After 1 day of using the Huggies my husband was adamant we find a store and go by more Honest Company diapers right then!  He hated the Huggies!  I dont know why they worked so well for us when G was wearing Size 1s, but not that she is wearing Size 2s she keeps exploding out of and peeing through the Huggies diapers.  Some days twice!!!  We have now used Huggies for a week and I am so glad our new subscription of Honest Company has arrived!

The Cost: Do Pretty and Awesome diapers cost more than the others? (*based on Sz 2)

Pampers Swaddlers 92 pack - $24.99 - 27 cents each
Huggies Little Snugglers 92 Pack - $24.99 - 27 cents each
Honest Company 34 pack - 35 cents each

Honest Company Subscription
240 diapers, 4 packs of wipes - $79.95 (delivered to your door - Free shipping)
  • If you subtract the cost of the wipes $4.99 each (same price as target) then you are looking at a base price of $59.99 which is 25 cents per diaper.

Its  clear!  Honest Company diapers are cheaper!!!! Plus you get to pick your designs and you dont have to go to the store!  I also really like that they are Chlorine free, plant based, and fragrance free!  Its a bonus that Honest Company wipes were already our favorite (our second favorites are Water Wipes).  You can also earn rewards at towards your Honest Company account (click here to order yours and help me earn rewards!), you can cancel your subscription at any time, and you can decide how often you want your order shipped!  

Monday, January 19, 2015

Obsessed with Reds

I seem to be loving red lippies lately! This is my collection of reds as of December 14, minus a Mary Kay Tinted Balm in Poppy.

My favorites are Bite Scarlett, Hourglass Icon, Fresh Sugar Passion, Mary Kay Gloss Rock N Red,  and Sephora Rouge Infusion Red Essence.

Getting back into the swing of things

I resolve that in 2015 I will catch up on my past promised blogs and write on a much more regular basis.  I have so many things I want to say and it will be my goal to get my thoughts "on paper" to my blog at least twice a month.