Diaper Brand Spotlight Series: Aleva Naturals

By Julie Siewert

Diaper Brand Spotlight Series: Aleva Naturals

With gazillions of different diaper brands out there, it’s hard to know which ones to buy for your baby. By doing your research and comparing the brands, you can narrow down the list of diapers you’d like to try.

Continuing our Diaper Brand Spotlight Series, here we’ve compiled the available information about Aleva Naturals diapers in one convenient post for you.

 

*Disclaimer: This post is in no way sponsored or endorsed by Aleva Naturals™. I’m just a mama who knows how to use her keyboard to find information. Any mistakes or inaccuracies in this post are my own, and I will gladly correct them with the right information, once I know about it. To find further information about Aleva Naturals diapers, visit their website at www.alevanaturals.com.

 

Let’s start with my completely subjective opinion of Aleva Naturals diapers. These are THE SOFTEST diapers ever! I know bamboo is soft, but this is the softest diaper I have ever felt. If I had to wear diapers, I’d be looking at these. These are one of the more expensive diapers on the market. Aleva Naturals diapers run bigger than some of the standard diapers, I’m not sure their smallest size would fit on most newborn babies. I believe these diapers are fragrance-free, but I cannot find any information online about this. They don’t smell strongly, like so many other diapers.

 

Diaper Brand Spotlight Series: Aleva Naturals

 

The basics:

Aleva Naturals diapers are a premium eco-friendly diaper. They are available on Amazon or through the Aleva Naturals website.

Aleva Naturals diapers are made in China (where bamboo is grown).

Aleva Naturals diapers are Certified Vegan and Animal Cruelty-free.

They are biodegradable and hypoallergenic.

Aleva Naturals diapers are made with unbleached bamboo. Bamboo has a natural anti-bacterial property called Bamboo-Kuhn, so bleaching the bamboo is not necessary. Because of this, their diapers are chlorine-free.

Aleva Naturals diapers do have a wetness indicator.

 

Aleva Naturals diaper baby model

 

The sizing for Aleva Naturals diapers does vary slightly from “standard” US diaper sizing, but only by a few pounds. Always look at how the diaper fits when deciding what size to use.

NB-1 4-9 lbs.
Size 2 6-17 lbs.
Size 3 13-24 lbs.
Size 4 20-30 lbs.

 

Aleva Naturals diapers are only available up to size 4.

Aleva Naturals also makes a full line of baby and maternal skincare products. They also make fantastic biodegradable bamboo baby wipes.

 

Mother Earth Diaper Sampler Package size 1

 

But how do they work?

If you check the reviews on Amazon, they look good overall. But you won’t know how these will work on YOUR baby until you try them!

 

  Custom Diaper Sampler Package size 3

 

Diaper Dabbler carries sample-size packages of Aleva Naturals diapers in size 3. Try a sample for yourself, and get a few other brands to compare side-by-side. What do you like best?

 

Aleva Naturals diapers are included in our Custom Diaper Variety Packages in size 3.

 

Looking for more information on all the brands? Check out our Diaper Brand Research and Information page and our Diaper Brand Spotlight series posts.

 

How to Get the Diapers you Really Want from Your Baby Shower

By Julie Siewert

How to Get the Diapers you Really Want from Your Baby Shower

You know that one of the biggest expenses you will face during the baby years is diapering your baby. While you have all these well-meaning friends and relatives buying the baby gifts, NOW is the time to get some of what you want, too…diapers!

These tips work great, whether you plan to use cloth diapers or disposable diapers.

How to get the Diapers you Really Want from Your Baby Shower 

Make sure you register for diapers

Diapers should be on every baby registry. If you think you know which brand of diapers you’d like to use with your baby, go ahead and register for each size! (you can always return or exchange the unopened boxes later if you find your baby doesn’t agree with your choice of diapers)

If you’re registering in store, it’s easy to find and scan the diapers you want. If you have an online baby registry, you can locate your favorite diapers online (on Amazon, any big box store, or direct from the manufacturer’s website) and add them to your registry.

Need help? In our Exploring Baby Registries Series, we’ve broken down the steps for adding diapers to each of the online baby registries. See how to do it here

 

Tell your friends what you want

Many people will just ask you (or your mom) what you want for the baby instead of looking at your registry. Be honest. If you want diapers, ask for diapers! If you don’t say it, you may end up with a few more white onesies or frilly pink tutus.

Share some Facebook posts, make a new Pinterest board, share it in your Instagram stories! Your friends want to know what you want.

Pro tip: follow your favorite diaper brands on social media, they’ll likely give you some good sharing (hinting) material.

Check out Diaper Dabbler on FacebookInstagram or Pinterest!

 

Tell your friends you want a Diaper Shower

You might want to give your girls the hint that you want a Diaper Shower to stock up on diapers before baby comes. This is a great post that breaks down the different kinds of diaper showers. Go ahead and share it on Facebook and tag them, they’ll probably appreciate knowing what you want.

 

 Mega Mom Diaper Sampler Package

A Diaper Sampler Package, like this Mega Mom Diaper Variety Package, is a great way to try a variety of diaper brands quickly and easily, before opening up your diaper stockpile.

Add one to your baby registry.

 

Use gift cards to buy diapers

You will probably get gift cards from your Baby Shower or in cards once the baby arrives. Use these for diapers! It’s handy to have a stash of gift cards set aside that you know you can spend on diapers.

 

How did YOU get the diapers you wanted for your baby shower? Drop your favorite ideas in the comments.

 

 

You may also like:

What Size Diapers do I Buy for a Baby Gift?  How Many Diapers do you Really Need to Trial a Brand?

Exploring Baby Registries Series: Blueprint Baby Registry

By Julie Siewert

Exploring Baby Registries Series: Blueprint Baby Registry

Gone are the days when expectant moms just went to their local Babies “R” Us store and registered for the baby items they wanted. Today, Moms are increasingly turning to the internet for their baby registries. There are many reasons to use online registries, including ease of use (shopping or registering in your pj’s!), nationwide or worldwide availability, simplicity of ordering and comparing items, and the unlimited options of using multiple shops.

In our Exploring Baby Registries series, we are aiming to demystify online baby registries by looking at the features of each one and giving you the information you need to choose which one is right for you! Come along on the journey, today we’re looking at Blueprint registry.

 

*Disclaimer: This post is not endorsed or sponsored by Blueprint. All opinions are my own and information obtained was from my own internet research. For more information about Blueprint, visit their website at www.blueprintregistry.com.

 

Blueprint is one of the newer online baby registries. You may already know about Blueprint if you used their online wedding registry. They also offer registries for fundraising or other celebrations.

Exploring Baby Registries Series: Blueprint

What makes them stand out:

Blueprint is a very visual baby registry. When you’re creating your Blueprint baby registry, they have a room-by-room layout for building your registry. You can visually see what areas you’ve registered for and where you have yet to go. They will offer you suggestions for each room (or area) of your registry.

 

Blueprint’s website has Sample Registries and Gift Guides to help you find popular items that others register for.  You can also register for gifts you find across the internet, from big box stores online to Etsy or other small unique shops.

Blueprint allows for “group gifts”, where a group of people can each pay for part of a gift for your baby.

Blueprint has an “add to Blueprint” button for your shopping convenience. Add it to your bookmarks, and you can quickly and easily add items to your baby registry you find while surfing the internet on your laptop.

Blueprint allows you to import your existing baby registry, to keep everything in one place.

Blueprint has a Gift Tracker, allowing you to manage your gifts and Thank You cards.

Blueprint has a 10% completion discount for select items on your baby registry you didn’t receive.

Blueprint also offers a free concierge call to help you get started or while you’re creating your registry. They also offer email and phone support for questions.

Blueprint Baby Registry add to registry

How to get started:

Starting a Blueprint registry was easy. You can start it on your laptop or on your mobile device. You will have the ability to customize it by uploading a profile picture and cover photo (it looks like Facebook!). You can also add a message to your friends and family.

If you’re using your laptop, you can get an “add to Blueprint button” that will make it quick and easy to add anything across the web to your registry. If you find something you like while on the web, just click the “add to Blueprint” button in your bookmarks and it’s added to your registry.

Once you’ve started your registry, your registry options will be laid out. You can go category by category and register for recommended gifts in those areas.

Blueprint registry works well on both mobile and laptop. However, if you’re building your registry on your mobile phone, you can only add items to your registry that are in their recommendations. You’ll have to move to your laptop or desktop and use their “add to Blueprint” bookmark button to add products from the web.

When your friends and family are checking out your registry, they have the option to ship the gift our home or theirs (you give Blueprint your address when you sign up).

Baby registries are not private. Anyone can search for your name and see your registry. You will be given a direct link to your registry that you can share with your friends and family.

Diaper Sampler Packages Baby Shower Gift

 

Now, the fun begins! Go find your favorite baby products from across the web, and don’t forget about your favorite small shops!

And may I suggest registering for a Mega Mom Diaper Variety Package (or any Diaper Dabbler Sampler Package). It is the perfect gift to help you decide which brand of diapers will work best for your baby.

 

Happy registering!

 

 

You may also be interested in:

How to get the Diapers you Really want from your Baby Shower Diaper Fit

How Many Diapers do you Really Need to Trial a Brand?

By Julie Siewert

How Many Diapers do you Really Need to Trial a Brand?

We all have heard that the process of finding the right diaper for a new baby is "trial and error" and you may need to try a few brands of diapers to find the right one for your baby. But how many diapers does it take to decide if you love or hate a brand of diapers? How many diapers should a “trial” include?

 

Is ONE diaper enough?

NO WAY! Too many times, I have gotten out a diaper, only to have it wet or soiled before even getting it fastened. Surely I’m not the only one.  I’m not sure that one diaper is enough to determine if your child will have a reaction to it (how long is a diaper REALLY on when they are small? An hour or two, maybe?). How will it hold up overnight? Or to a big pooplosion?

One diaper might be enough to decide if you hate a diaper brand right off the bat. If it smells too strongly or feels rough, one might be all it takes to toss it right out the window. But in order to test the function of the diaper, you’ll need more than that. You need to know if a diaper will WORK for your baby.

 

How Many Diapers do you Really Need to Trial a Brand?

 

Do I need a whole package of diapers?

Even the smallest package of diapers in the store has 25-30 diapers. You will find out well before then if that brand gives your baby a rash or leaks because it doesn’t fit right. You’ll be left with an almost full package of diapers, and need to go buy another.

Many Moms report that within the first 3 diapers they knew if a diaper brand would not work for their baby. If a baby is going to have a chemical reaction or diaper rash from a brand of diapers, it will probably show up within those first few diapers. How many wet laps do you need before deciding that a diaper brand doesn’t fit your baby right and leaks?

I hate wasting diapers. You can always donate extras to your local diaper bank, or gift to a friend, but you may find yourself with multiple open packages of diapers taking up space in your nursery. Not to mention those emergency trips to the store to buy more diaper brands.

 

Diaper samples stacked in front of baby 

 

What makes you LOVE a diaper?

When I think about the diapers I LOVED for my kids, they were the diapers that WORKED for them. The diaper brand we ultimately used throughout our diapering journey were the ones that fit well, didn’t leak and didn’t smell (that’s my thing, I can’t stand diapers that smell strongly). I really loved another brand of diapers for it’s amazing eco-properties, feel and fit on my baby, but the cost was just too high for me to use them all the time.

I did try a variety of diaper brands before I was sure which ones I liked well enough to keep using.

 

It only takes a few diapers to determine if you HATE a diaper or it doesn’t work for your baby. But it can take a while to fall deeply in love with a diaper brand.

Most of the premium eco-friendly diaper brands that offer “free” trials of their diapers send 6-10 diapers (spoiler alert, they aren't really free). They want you to fall in love with their diapers (plus they automatically subscribe you to their costly monthly subscriptions). 

 

Diaper Dabbler Diaper Sample Packs 

 

Diaper Dabbler sells Diaper Sampler Packages, so parents can try a variety of diaper brands in ONE package. Each diaper brand is packaged in 3-packs. We believe 3 is the magic number to find out if you like it, hate it or would use it again. Each of our Diaper Variety Packages come with a Diaper Brand Rating Card for parents to keep track of all the brands they try.

 

 

 

Diaper Brand Spotlight Series: Parent's Choice

By Julie Siewert

Diaper Brand Spotlight Series: Parent's Choice

With gazillions of different diaper brands out there, it’s hard to know which ones to buy for your baby. By doing your research and comparing the brands, you can narrow down the list of diapers you’d like to try. Here we’ve compiled the available information about Parent’s Choice diapers in one convenient post for you.

Here is everything you ever wanted to know about Walmart’s Parent’s Choice diapers.

 

*Disclaimer: This post is in no way sponsored or endorsed by Walmart™ or Parent’s Choice™. I’m just a mama who knows how to use her keyboard to find information. Any mistakes or inaccuracies in this post are my own, and I will gladly correct them with the right information, once I know about it. To find further information about Parent’s Choice diapers, visit their website at www.walmart.com.

 

Let’s start with my completely subjective thoughts about Parent’s Choice diapers. These diapers are trim. I have heard others complain that Parent’s Choice diapers are scratchy. I think that was a previous version of this brand (they have had many updates through the years), as these don’t feel scratchy to me. The current version is a white diaper with a printed design at the front waist area.

 

Diaper Brand Spotlight Series: Parent's Choice

 

Here’s the basics:

Parent’s Choice diapers are an economical choice, with their regular prices currently running $.11-$.23 per diaper.

Parent’s Choice diapers are made in the USA with 75% or more US materials. While many other brands are made in the USA, this is the first brand (that I have noticed) that has shared information about where the materials are sourced from.

Parent’s Choice diapers are sold in Walmart stores and online.

 

What isn’t in a Parent’s Choice diaper?

Parent’s Choice diapers are perfume free and latex free. They are also hypoallergenic.

 

Parent’s Choice sizing:

Newborn size

Less than 10 lbs.

Size 1

8-14 lbs.

Size 2

12-18 lbs.

Size 3

16-28 lbs.

Size 4

22-37 lbs.

Size 5

27+ lbs.

Size 6

35+ lbs.

Size 7

41+ lbs.

2T/3T

Up to 34 lbs.

3T/4T

32-40 lbs.

4T/5T

38+ lbs.

S/M

38-65 lbs.

L/XL

60-125 lbs.

 

Parent’s Choice also makes Overnight diapers (sizes 3-6), Training Pants (sizes 2T/3T, 3T/4T, and 4T/5T) and Youth Bedtime (or Nighttime) Underpants (sizes S/M and L/XL).

 

How they stand out: Parent’s Choice is one of the few brands of diapers available in size 7 (41+ pounds). Most other brands only go up to size 6.

 

Just for giggles, a common misspelling for Parent’s Choice is Parents Choice.

 

 Modest Mama Diaper Sampler Package

Try a Diaper Sampler Package to sample and compare diaper brands side-by-side. This Modest Mama Diaper Variety Package includes store-brand and name-brand diapers.

 

And there you have it. Everything you ever wanted to know about Parent’s Choice diapers.

 

The reviews look good on these, but you won't know how they work for YOUR baby until you give them a try!

 

Diaper Dabbler carries 3-pack samples of Parent’s Choice diapers in Newborn and size 1.

 Newborn Custom Diaper Variety Package  Custom Diaper Variety Package size 1 

Parent’s Choice diapers are included in the Newborn Babes, Modest Mama and the Prepared Parent Diaper Variety Package. They are also available in our Custom Diaper Variety Packages in Newborn and Size 1.

 

Looking for more information on all the brands? Check out our Diaper Brand Research and Information page, read the other Diaper Brand Spotlight Series posts and look (subscribe) for future Diaper Brand Spotlight series posts!

 

 

Diaper Fit

By Julie Siewert

Diaper Fit

I spend far too much time online in Facebook Mom groups. There, I said it. And if you also have also ventured into some of these groups, you’ve learned a few things. For as much as we are all different, there are some similarities. I see some of the same questions coming up time and time again in these groups. Since I’m “the diaper lady” those are the questions I pay attention to. Moms are always asking:

“why are these (insert brand name here) diapers leaking?”

“what brand of diapers do you use overnight, my (insert brand name here) diapers are always leaking!”

“these (insert brand name here) diapers aren’t working for my baby, what do you use?”

“why is my baby pooping so much that it’s coming out the back?”

You want the answer? I’ll tell you.

It’s all about the fit. That’s it. There is no magic brand of diapers that will work perfectly for all your closest Facebook friends AND for you, too. Every baby is different, and so every diaper fits a little different also.

 

 The Basics of Diaper Fit Pinterest

 

A diaper (disposable or cloth) is basically an absorbent material secured around your baby. The absorbent material does its job of soaking up what your baby gives it. There is elastic (or something similar) around the legs and back to keep all the mess inside.

You see where I’m going with this. The problem isn’t with the absorbency (usually) it’s with the FIT! If it’s not secured properly, the diaper will not contain all your baby’s “output”.

We all know that babies come in all sizes and shapes. Think “chunky monkey” vs. “chicken legs”. The same diaper won’t fit both of them well.

What you may not know is that all diapers fit a little different, too. Take this example:

Diaper Fit Comparison

Take 3 diaper brands: Target’s Up & Up, Seventh Generation and Earth’s Best. All three brands pictured are size 1 diapers (fits 8-14 lbs.). The first photo shows how much wider the Target diaper is than the Seventh Generation. If you’ve got a baby with a wide “stance” the Seventh Generation diapers may not provide enough coverage. On the flip side, the Target diapers may be too wide or bulky on a smaller baby. The second photo shows how much taller the Seventh Generation diapers are vs. the Earth’s Best diaper. So, a tall baby may not get enough coverage from the Earth’s Best diaper, while a shorter baby may be drowning in a Seventh Generation diaper.

See how I keep saying “may”? You never really know how a diaper will fit your baby until they’re wearing it. You might need to try multiple brands of diapers to find the right one for your baby.

 

 Baby in diaper

 

Diaper sizing and weight ranges

Most diaper brands follow “traditional” US sizing (for example; size 1 is 8-14 lbs.). Many eco-friendly diaper brands are made outside the US, which is why the weight ranges on their diapers are often slightly different. Make sure you check, size 1 is not the same everywhere.

You can check out our Diaper Brand Information page to find more information about each brand including links to their in-depth “Spotlight Series” post which includes their weight chart.

Even with weight ranges printed on the diaper packaging, there is overlap. Newborn diapers can fit babies up to 10 pounds, while size 1 diapers fit babies 8-14 pounds. It’s all about how a diaper fits YOUR unique baby.

Fun fact, CVS Health brand diapers have a “smart fit” indicator on their diapers to help parents judge when it’s time to move up to the next size. That only includes the waist size, but it’s still helpful.  You can read more about CVS brand diapers here.

Many experienced Moms will tell you that if your baby’s diaper suddenly starts leaking when it didn’t used to before, it may be time to move up a size. Bigger size diaper = more absorbent square footage = better absorbency PROVIDED that it still fits well (if the leg holes are too big, baby will pee right out the side).

 

 Baby diaper fit

 

Absorbency

It bears repeating.  Bigger size diaper = more absorbent square footage = better absorbency PROVIDED that it still fits well.

As babies grow and start eating and drinking more, their ”output” increases. More poop and pee mean that diapers need to absorb more. Thankfully they are growing into bigger diapers, so there is more space in the diapers for absorbent material.

Do the different brands of diapers absorb differently? Is one “better” than the others?

Yes and no. Yes, they do absorb differently. And some use different absorbent materials. Huggies adds FSC Certified wood pulp to their absorbent materials. Eco by Naty uses less SAP (Super Absorbent Polymer) in their diapers. Earth’s Best includes corn and wheat starch for absorbency. Every brand is different. Are any more absorbent than others? Maybe. Is it a significant amount? Probably not.

You can read more about what is or isn’t in each diaper brand on our Diaper Brand Research and Information page.

If you have a growing baby that sleeps for longer stretches at night, you may need more absorbency than many diapers can provide you. Some brands make an “overnight” diaper with extra added absorbency. They typically start around size 3.

 

 Multiple brands of diapers on a shelf with teddy bear

 

Tips and tricks

To find a diaper that will fit your baby properly, you really will need to try a few different brands. It’s easiest and best to try them all side by side with a Diaper Sampler package. You can try a few diapers in each brand to get an idea of the fit and function of each one. There are packages that make excellent baby gifts for an expectant couple or custom packages for parents who know which brands they’d like to try.

If your baby’s diaper is “suddenly” leaking, it might be time to size up.

If your baby’s diaper often squirts poo up their backs, it might be time for the next size up diaper.

If your baby is sleeping long stretches at night and their diaper is consistently leaking only at night, you might want to consider overnight diapers with more absorbency.

Diapers cost more (per diaper) the bigger the sizes get. You could consider keeping them in a smaller size and just switching brands of diapers (one that still fits but fits bigger) to keep your cost down.

If you have a toddler and even overnight diapers aren’t holding overnight, you’re probably almost ready to potty train. Toddlers will unconsciously begin holding their bladder as they get closer to being ready to potty train. You may find that they are doing this at night (“holding it” until they can’t any longer and peeing a whole lot instead of peeing a little bit each time all night long). This makes it almost impossible for any diaper to hold it all (since it’s coming all at once). Take heart, you’ll be done with this soon.

If you have a really big toddler/big kid and you’re having a hard time keeping the urine in all night, there are “big kid” sized disposable overnight underwear (a brand name is GoodNites). They offer more absorbency with bigger sizing. The fit of these may be tough on smaller kids, though.

 

Diaper Dabbler Diaper Variety Packages 

 

There you have it. If you have read this far, you deserve a prize for knowing all there is to know about diaper fit. Can we make a “diaper fit award”? This sounds like a good idea.

Do you have any Mom advice as far as diaper fit? I’d love to hear it in the comments!

 

Celebrating 1000 Facebook Friends with a Giveaway!

By Julie Siewert

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Celebrating 1000 Facebook Friends with a Giveaway!

This giveaway is closed. Congratulations to Melanie!

 

We are celebrating 1000 friends on Facebook with baby shower…for you!

Drop your email below to be entered to win ANY 6-pack Diaper Variety Package from Diaper Dabbler!

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Contest ends 7/29/18 at midnight. Winner will be notified by email.

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Amazon Prime Day Diaper Deals 2018

By Julie Siewert

Amazon Prime Day Diaper Deals 2018

Whew! That was an awesome sale! Many of the best deals are done now, but a few of the coupons are still active. Get them while you can! -Updated 7/18/18

 

It’s here! Amazon Prime Day 2018 is here. Like a major holiday for all of us Prime shoppers. I’m going to be rounding up the top diaper deals for this sale for you. If you already know which diaper brand works best for your baby, and you’re buying diapers anyway, you may as well save a few bucks in the process!

 

Disclaimer: Diaper Dabbler is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. This means that if you buy something from the links in this blog post, I might earn a few cents. Thanks!

 

Prime Day is the fantastic celebration of Amazon Prime’s birthday. This year it’s a 36-hour event with hundreds and thousands of sale items coming and going throughout the event.

 

Yes, you need to have an Amazon Prime account to get these deals. Don’t have one? You can get a 30-day free trial and cancel after you’ve ordered. Make sure you’re signed up for Amazon Family to get THE best diaper deals.

 

 

Fun fact, with your FREE Amazon Family account you can get 20% off your diaper purchases on Subscribe & Save…you CAN use the Subscribe & Save WITH the day’s deals to get an even better deal!

What to do…choose your deal, instead of choosing “one-time purchase”, choose “Subscribe & Save” and watch the savings come off! (note: not every diaper brand will have the Subscribe & Save option, but most do)

Keep in mind, the deals I'm posting are valid at the time I'm typing this. The best deals will sell out quickly, so don't think too long about this!

 

50% off Earth's Best diapers

 

40% off Babyganics diapers (multiple sizes)

 

40% off Babyganics wipes also

 

Save 40% off with coupon on Seventh Generation diapers (multiple sizes included).

 

Save $3 off your purchase of Pampers Swaddlers, Cruisers or Pure Protection diapers

 

Save an extra 30% on your first bundle of diapers from Honest Company. Specific sizes and patterns

 

Save $5 on Eco by Naty diapers

 

 Save an extra 10% on aden + anais diapers

 

$5 extra coupon on Pampers Easy-Ups

 

 

Save $3 on Huggies Little Snugglers

 

Save $1.50 on Huggies Snug & Dry

 

Happy shopping!

 

It isn’t on a special Prime day deal, but if you’re not sure which diaper brand is the right one for YOUR baby, you may want to try a Diaper Sampler Package!

 

 

 

Exploring Baby Registries Series: Gugu Guru

By Julie Siewert

Exploring Baby Registries Series: Gugu Guru

Gone are the days when expectant parents just went to their local Babies “R” Us store and registered for the baby items they wanted. Today, Moms are increasingly turning to the internet for their baby registries. There are many reasons to use online registries, including ease of use (shopping or registering in your pj’s!), nationwide or worldwide availability, simplicity of ordering and comparing items, and the unlimited options of using multiple shops.

In our Exploring Baby Registries series, we are aiming to demystify online baby registries by looking at the features of each one and giving you the information you need to choose which one is right for you! Come along on the journey, today we’re examining Gugu Guru (pronounced "Goo-goo Guru") baby registry.

 

*Disclaimer: This post is not endorsed or sponsored by Gugu Guru. All opinions are my own and information obtained was from my own internet research. For more information about Gugu Guru, visit their website at www.guguguru.com.

 

 Exploring Baby Registries Series: Gugu Guru pinterest

 

Besides having a catchy name that you can’t help but smile when you say (try it, I dare you!), Gugu Guru is one of the big baby registries with some fancy features, especially if you don’t want to have to do it all on your own.

 

What makes them stand out:

Before you start your Gugu Guru baby registry, you take a quiz. Gugu Guru recommends products for you according to your answer profile. Even more, they have a Concierge service. You can literally hire professional baby planners to create your baby registry for you. What a HUGE benefit! Even without paying for their Gugu Guru Concierge service, you get the experience of the pros. After you create your registry, you can choose to either publish it right away or send it in for review by a real person!

 

The basics:

Gugu Guru’s website has an "Explore" section, where you can check out all products they recommend. What they don’t have included in their recommendations, you can add from the web at the end of your registry.

Gugu Guru's blog has product highlights, gift guides, inspiration and more.

Gugu Guru's baby registry has been featured by many big bloggers like Cate + Ila and Pregnant Chicken.

 

 Gugu Guru Baby Registry Quiz

 

How to get started:

Starting a Gugu Guru registry was easy.  Just a quick and simple style questionnaire, I probably spent 5 minutes choosing mood boards that were “more like” or “less like” my style. I also answered a few questions about my lifestyle (type/setting of home, activity level, etc.).

Then they recommend which products might be great for you. If you don’t love their choice, they give you a whole bunch of other options to choose from. You can even choose if their recommendation isn’t in your price point and they’ll adjust the recommendations!

They’ll also remind you of things you “should” add to your registry to go along with your favorite items (like the mattress protector specific to your co-sleeper).

There are oodles of categories and baby items to choose from when building your registry. They’ve thought of pretty much everything, including Netflix gift cards and pizza. This is going to take some time. But, at least you’re not wandering through a store. You can do this in your pj’s while eating ice cream.

You also have the option at the end of all the choices to “add a custom product”. Here’s where you can add what YOU want to your registry. You can add items from your favorite small shops or unique Etsy finds that Gugu Guru doesn’t know about yet. Just copy/paste the link and you can add it to your registry. They don’t make it real obvious, or very convenient, but it’s there for you to add things that you haven’t already found in their recommendations (you know, like your favorite Diaper Variety Package 😉).

 

 Add a Custom Product to your Gugu Guru Baby Registry

After you’ve found all that you want on your registry, you can choose to either publish it or send it to their expert to review it for you.

Their professional Baby Planners (including the famous Julie McCaffrey from BabyNav Baby Planners) can provide you guidance in choosing the products that are right for your family. It could save you a boatload of time and stress to let someone else plan out your registry.

 

Now, the fun begins! Go create your baby registry, and don’t forget about your favorite small shops!

 

And may I suggest registering for a Mega Mom Diaper Variety Package (or any Diaper Dabbler Sampler Package). It is the perfect gift to help you decide which brand of diapers will work best for your baby.

 

Happy registering!

Want to check out the other Baby Registries, too? Look for our Exploring Baby Registries Series posts.

 

Diaper Brand Spotlight Series: Kirkland Signature Supreme

By Julie Siewert

Diaper Brand Spotlight Series: Kirkland Signature Supreme

With gazillions of different diaper brands out there, it’s hard to know which ones to buy for your baby. By doing your research and comparing the brands, you can narrow down the list of diapers you’d like to try. Here we’ve compiled the available information about Costco’s Kirkland Signature Supreme diapers in one convenient post for you.

 

*Disclaimer: This post is in no way sponsored or endorsed by Costco™ or Kirkland Signature™. I’m just a mama who knows how to use her keyboard to find information. Any mistakes or inaccuracies in this post are my own, and I will gladly correct them with the right information, once I know about it. To find further information about Kirkland diapers, visit their website at www.costco.com.

 

Here is everything you ever wanted to know about Kirkland Signature Supreme diapers.

Let’s start with my completely subjective thoughts about Kirkland diapers. These diapers look fluffy, similar to a Huggies diaper. These diapers are not going to be called a “trim” diaper.

 

Diaper Brand Spotlight Series: Kirkland Signature Supreme

 

Here’s the basics:

Kirkland diapers are an economical choice, with their regular prices starting around $.15 per diaper, and occasional sales making the price less.

Kirkland diapers are made in the USA. They are hypoallergenic and do not contain natural latex.

Kirkland diapers are sold at Costco stores and online.

Kirkland diapers have a “pocketed waistband” similar to what we see in a Huggies diaper. They offer a wetness indicator in sizes 1 and 2.

Kirkland diapers do not come in a Newborn size. Kirkland diapers do not come in training pants.

 

Kirkland Signature Supreme sizing:

Size 1 up to 14 lbs.
Size 2 12-18 lbs.
Size 3 16-28 lbs.
Size 4 22-37 lbs.
Size 5 27+ lbs.
Size 6 35+ lbs.

 

And there you have it. Everything you ever wanted to know about Kirkland diapers.

Just for giggles, common misspellings of Kirkland include: Kerkland, Kirklend, Kirklands and Kirkland's.

So many moms love Kirkland Signature diapers, but will they work for your baby? You won't know until you give them a try!

 

 Modest Mama Diaper Sampler Package

Try a variety of diaper brands side by side to find the perfect diaper for your baby. The Modest Mama Diaper Sampler Package has 9 brands of diapers including store brand and name brand diapers.

 

Diaper Dabbler carries 3-pack samples of Kirkland diapers in size 1. It is also available in our Modest Mama Diaper Variety Package and our Prepared Parent Diaper Variety Package

 

 Build Your Own Custom Diaper Variety package size 1

 

Looking for more information on all the brands? Check out our Diaper Brand Research and Information page or our Diaper Brand Spotlight series posts!

 

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