Monday, August 8, 2011

Share the Love: Sprout Change Diaper Review and $50 Willow Store Giveaway

**THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED! CONGRATULATIONS TO MARGARET {number five}, as she was chosen as winner. She has 24 hours to respond to my email and claim her prize.**

One of the biggest challenges we've come across during our journey into cloth diapering has centered around finding a diaper that accommodates the way our babies have rapidly changed shape and morphed into unique sizes from month to month and year to year.

While we expected we'd have to experiment with fit and size from year to year, we didn't anticipate just how many brands of sized and one-sized diapers we'd filter through before finding the right fit for each age and each stage and each differing body type.

All of that said, I really wish we would have discovered the Sprout Change Diaper when it was first introduced by mom entrepreneur Catherine Bolden several years ago, as she developed the diapering system to not just grow with babies through all their many months as well as years, but she made the diapers so that they could offer a really custom fit with the many unique changes in shape or size our little ones experience.

The Sprout Change Diaper {like the Sprout Change Training Pants we absolutely adore} isn't like a normal one-size diaper, most of which often just adjust in the rise and in the waist, offering multiple snaps to accommodate growth in height and width.

Sprout Change Diapers actually adjust to give a custom fit by allowing mom or dad to tighten or loosen the elastic in each leg as well as around the waist.

I'll show you {on Brown Bear because the toddler wanted nothing to do with being a diaper model any time I tried; it's like he's got a mind of his own or something.}

The diaper shell, which is reversible and lined with a Sprout Change Organic Cotton Insert, fits both my thin, 33-pound preschooler {who doesn't actually need them but was willing to be a guinea pig tester for a few brief moments} and his stocky, 32-pound toddler brother, demonstrating how the diapers not only grows to fit different sizes but also different shapes.

Whenever number three comes along, we'll surely be investing in a few more Sprout Change shells and inserts so as to eliminate buying multiple size diaper covers that often cannot give a custom fit.

In addition to liking the custom fit, I also like that the Sprout Change Diapering system was designed for easy use.

Simply lay the insert inside the shell, adjust to your little one's size and snap shut. It's one of the more simple diapers, aside from all-in-ones, to use as there are not a lot of bells and whistles. Once the diaper is adjusted to baby's size, it's only a matter of switching out the inserts at each change because generally the shells are able to be used multiple times, which is something my husband really liked.

Messes are generally restricted to the insert, though I experienced a time when my toddler went through a growth spurt and needed double inserts inside the shell to ensure the shell wasn't soiled.

Overall, I've really liked our Sprout Change Diaper, and I'm looking forward covering a new little baby bum sometime in the future with these diapers.

How about you? Would you like to win your own Sprout Change Diapers?

Or maybe something else from the Willow Store, like Sprout Change Training Pants {LOVE them!} or Forever {paperless} Towels or Soap Nuts?

The Willow Store is again giving away a $50 Gift Certificate to one of my friends here! {So generous!!}

Simply share with us what you would use your $50 to buy and why after taking a peek at all of the green, organic goodies at The Willow Store. Be sure to leave a correct email address!

Want an extra entry?
* Tweet: I'm hoping to go #green w/ a $50 gift card from #TheWillowStore & @HyacynthW for #clothdiapers & other must-haves {Don't forget to leave a comment for your extra entry.}

EXTENDED: I will randomly choose a winner Friday, August 12 at 9 a.m. CST. Best of luck!

{P.S. In keeping with Facebook policy, I may not give an extra entry for liking The Willow Store on Facebook. However, if you'd like to show your support of a wonderful, eco-friendly, mom-owned business and say thanks to Catherine for offering such a second generous giveaway, you could head over and give them a thumbs up}

The Willow Store is a gracious sponsor of this space. I received a complimentary Sprout Change Shell and three inserts for review. My opinions, as always, are mine and mine alone.