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Monday, November 16, 2009

AppleCheeks Review and Giveaway Ends December 17, 2009



Throw away your preconceived notions. Ignore your skeptical peers. These are NOT your grandmother’s cloth diapers


AppleCheeks™ cloth diapering products "are proudly designed and manufactured in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. AppleCheeks™, a breakthrough in reusable diapering with new advances in textile technology allow for amazingly trim fitting washable diapers that unstuff by themselves in the wash!. Gone are the days of bulky plastic pants and saggy, wet bottoms. Pins and Snappis are a thing of the past. AppleCheeks™ cloth diaper bring you the ultimate in form and function, combining effective leak control with attractive styling. Imagine a dry bottom that actually looks good! Who knew?"
I was thrilled when Ilana from AppleCheeks™ sent Emma the Mini Test Trial Kit for us to Review and try out.  This is a New Trial Test Kit from AppleCheeks™ and is the perfect foray for the beginner parent in the world of reusable cloth diapers.  This also makes for a great Shower/Christmas gift!!
About AppleCheeks

AppleCheeks™ covers feature a unique envelope design, similar to a pocket diaper, but with NO NEED TO UNSTUFF. "They are fully customizable and can be used as a diaper cover over our hemp or bamboo inserts, with boosters for added absorbency if so desired, and fleece liners to keep baby's skin dry and rash-free. Alternately, the handy, wide envelope opening allows you the option of placing your absorbency underneath the microfleece lining, wicking moisture away from baby's skin and keeping him feeling nice and dry while still absorbing to the max! So many options in one diapering system! The absorbent inserts come right out in the wash!"

This wonderful diaper consists of an outer layer of breathable, waterproof polyurethane laminated polyester (PUL), sewn to a soft microfleece inner layer.  Snug, elastic at both the waist and legs for a gentle and secure fit. This is a feature I really like about AppleCheeks™.  It is the only diaper I have with an elastic in the front, this makes for a super trim fit with no chance of leaking out the front. The two rows of easy-to-adjust snaps, allow for a proper fit at the legs and the waist. I do notice that Emma fit the second last notch on the Size 2 so I do know that I will be looking into getting the ready available side/waist extenders that come in all colors, a handy feature that I will be looking into then the time comes. Who knows she may never need to go to that size.

  A handy envelope opening, wide enough for daddy’s hands, allows for the option of placing the absorbent inner between the fleece and the waterproof outer layer if so desired. This is a wonderful option and the envelope opening in the middle makes this easy to handle when soiled. I used the Test Kit both ways with the liner on top and with the liner stuffed and I have to say both work very very well. {Major mess , you may need to wash the liner,  use your judgment of course}Simply just laying the Hemp pre-fold in the diaper was absorbent enough for a nights sleep for Emma and NO leaking what so ever. The more you wash your liners the more absorbent they are.
AppleCheeks™ come in two insert types Bamboo and Hemp.

I was sent the One size -2 layer Hemp insert with my Test Kit.  It is soft and absorbent and makes for an easy pre-fold to use. The two layers of VERY thirsty 55% hemp/45% cotton french terry give you absorbency that can't be beat! Fold this approximately 12" x 15" insert into thirds and you get six layers in the soaker zone.  Washes and drys very well this is a perfect diaper system. Hemp is so much lighter then ordinary cotton, and I can tell when Emma is wearing her AppleCheeks™. They are trim and fit very well. Hemp is perfect for the heaviest wetter as it retains twice as much moisture as cotton alone for its weight! And plus hemp's antimicrobial properties make it the healthy choice for your baby's bottom. Dear Hubby was amazed at the absorbency of AppleCheeks™. A whole nights sleep, no leaks and no bare bum in the morning. The Snaps make this a wonderful cloth diaper choice for parents of toddlers with busy fingers. 
AppleCheeks™ inserts come in Bamboo and Hemp, One Size, in Two layers or Three and they also carry Boosters in both Hemp and Bamboo for extra absorbency.

AppleCheeks™  have a beautiful range of  colours . I was sent St.Lucia for Emma and It is a very vibrant color, and with repeated washings so far no wear on the color, it has stayed vibrant and looks super even after washing it daily.

AppleCheeks™ System comes in prepackaged Starter kits or in the Mini Kit like I was sent for the Review.

Each Mini Test Kit includes:
1 AppleCheeks™ Envelope Covers in size 1 or size 2 and the colour of your choice.
• 3 One-size inserts, in either hemp OR bamboo.
• Print care instructions.
• Our gorgeous, full-colour instructional insert which explains the basics of the system and how to use it.
• A certified lead-free, reusable and recyclable PVC bag.
 AppleCheek Sizing

Size 1 fits from 7 - 20lbs, and Size 2 fits from 18 - 40lbs. All weight ranges are approximate.

AppleCheeks™ are a breakthrough in cloth diapering,  providing you and me the consumer with a wonderful effective Canadian Made Cloth Diaper developed by two mothers, Ilana and Amy. "Thrilled to introduce the fabulous washable diapering system know as AppleCheeks™.These two ecologically-minded business women really know what they are talking about when it comes to washable diapering not only from their own personal experiences, but also because they have listened to their customers over the years"
To purchase any of the above mentioned products visit AppleCheeks™ website HERE
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~The Giveaway~ 

 AppleCheeks™ is generously giving One Organic Girl entrant a Mini-Test Kit like I reviewed. Inserts in either Hemp or Bamboo!

~To Enter~
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This giveaway is open to US and Canadians
Ends  Dec 17, 2009
(Winners will have 48 hrs to respond to my email or a new winner will be chosen)

Thank you Ilana and Amy from  AppleCheeks™ for the wonderful review opportunity and for sponsoring this Wonderful giveaway at Organic Girl!

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