Glow Bug Cloth Diapers | Review & Giveaway

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When we were preparing for Serenity’s birth last year, Nick and I fully intended to use cloth diapers. Unfortunately. we quickly realized that it wasn’t going to work for us this time; we do not have a washer or dryer at home, we only have one car so laundry has to be done once per week, and we did not have the money available to buy enough diapers to last a full week. While this was a big disappointment for me, using disposable diapers has worked for us, and we hope to be able to use cloth with our next child.

{ Glow Bug Girl Package $150 }

Before we realized that we could not use cloth diapers this time around, we were pleased to partner with Glow Bug Cloth Diapers to review one of their great all-in-one cloth diapers. These diapers are great! Until we shelved the whole idea of cloth diapering this time, our decision came down to this and one other brand.

Glow Bug Cloth Diapers come in sets of 12 diapers, each of which includes 2 microfiber liners for adjustable absorbancy (so that’s 12 diapers and 24 liners). You can purchase these 12 packs in boys designs, girls designs, “spectrum” (gender neutral) for $150 each, and you can also purchase 6 pack booster sets in spectrum ($75) and white ($70). The also offer a diaper pail and eco-friendly laundry detergent.

The first diaper we received was super cute, but we had a harsh learning curve experience with it. Since we received it while I was still pregnant, we tried it out on my nephew, Nico, who was almost a year old.

He looked adorable, but we did not know we were supposed to pre-wash cloth diapers (and I’m pretty sure we did not adjust it small enough), and when he wore it overnight he soaked through the entire thing and got poop all over himself and his crib. And when Kris brought the diaper over in a plastic sack the next morning, I was napping so she left it in the garage – where it accidentally stayed until late evening. So when I tried to clean it, it was frozen solid and the contents had soaked completely into the fabric. I washed it several times, and it never did lose the scent of poop.

When I told the ladies at Glow Bug Cloth Diapers about our negative experience, they surprised and thrilled me by sending me a 2nd diaper, and a sample of Rockin’ Green laundry detergent to do the pre-wash in. Now that’s what I call customer service!

We decided to wait to try the new diaper until Serenity was born. We ended up testing it out when she was about 9 weeks old, and I was very pleased with the results.

We used this diaper after every wash day for several weeks, and it become more absorbent with each wash. We did have an issue with urine soaking through the diaper overnight the 2nd time we used it, and I suspect that the problem was that it had only been washed 3 times at that point, and that Serenity was a very heavy wetter for the first 6 months of her life. I think if I had washed it several more times, and added a 3rd insert for overnight use, it would have been fine.

I loved this diaper, and would have kept it as a starter for my cloth diaper collection with my next baby, but unfortunately my dog got ahold of it and tore it to pieces (no idea why, he’s an idiot sometimes). I still don’t know which of the 2 finalists I’ll go with for my next baby, but Glow Bug Cloth Diapers is definitely still in the running! At $300 for 24 diapers with 48 inserts, they’re almost 1/2 the cost of some of the other brands of this kind of diaper, and a decent investment, based on my experience with the one I was sent.

You can learn more about Glow Bug Cloth Diapers on their website, and you can connect with them on Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest.

Want to win one of these great cloth diapers for yourself? The lovely ladies at Glow Bug Cloth Diapers are offering one lucky reader of The Homemade Creative one of their wonderful diapers! Just enter via the Rafflecopter form below, for your chance to win. Good luck!

A big thank you to the lovely ladies at Glow Bug Cloth Diapers, for sending me a cloth diaper in exchange for this honest review. All opinions are my own.

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