Monday, March 01, 2010

Smartipants Product Review

We live in such a disposable society, that many of us are trying harder to live a "green" life. For families like us it's very difficult to do, but every little step we can take to move toward that life style makes a big difference in the future for our children. When I was asked to review some cloth diapers, I was a bit skeptical at first.

I have younger siblings, and I remember when my brother and sister (twins!) were born Mom used cloth diapers with them. I remember very well having to deal with the scrubbing and washing of those things. It is not something I would want to have to go through again. I looked at their website and read a bit about Smartipants and realized that their product might be just the right product for me!

Smartipants was the vision of a mommy of four who was constantly looking for an economical, yet easy to use cloth diapering system. As a company Smartipants is committed to making cloth diapering not only easy, but affordable. Smartipants diapers feature Leak-Guard Technology, keeping moisture contained, and your baby dry. These diapers are made with “breathable” fibers and are free from any chemicals or irritants. Smartipants reusable diapers are designed to grow with your baby from newborn to toddler, babies 7lbs - 35lbs. Smartipants are proudly made in the USA!

I was sent a sample smartipants to try on my little one. Emily is almost 18 months old and when I put it on her she was excited to have it on.  I put it on her with ease.  The gentle pleated stretch elastic on both legs and in the back of the diaper make for a cozy fit for little Emily.  The adjustable snaps allow for a "one size fits all" diaper so there's no need to invest money in several different sizes of diapers.  This in itself will save you lots of money.  Smartipants is the first reusable diaper to introduce the smart sleeve.  This unique isolated insert lining puts absorbency where you need it and prevents moisture from seeping outside the diaper. The greatest thing about this smart sleeve is that you just toss the entire diaper (sleeve inserted and all) in the wash and it will come out on its own.  This saves you from having to deal with the mess of a soiled diaper! 

All in all I think this is a great product. Every year our country contributes roughly 3.4 million tons of disposable diaper waste into landfills. Using reusable diapers not only reduces the amount of solid waste, it also reduces the amount of harmful chemicals, oils, and trees required to produce them! Instead of requiring 7,000 disposable diapers, the average baby needs only 24 reusable diapers, resulting in a net savings of nearly $3,000.00!  I felt that the product was easy to put on my daughter.  She seemed comfortable in it.  It is ultra absorbent and easy to put on and take off.  Emily loved it.  I think that she thought she was wearing big girl panties.  My 7 year old daughter asked, "Is Emily wearing panties?".  I am most definitely not an expert in the field of cloth diapers.  We have always used disposables, but this would be a product that I could see my family switching to with ease!

If you're interested in purchasing this product, that information can found by clicking right here.

Please Note:
I was sent one diaper and two liners to review for this post.  I nor any other member of my family were not compensated in any other way.  All opinions stated above are mine and were not influenced by any outside source.  I cannot be responsible for the statements made by the sponsoring companies or it's affiliates. To read my full disclosure policy, click here.

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