Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Shine Baby Diapers - Review and Giveaway

By now you may or may not know that I cloth diaper. I like cloth diapering, though I'm not a fanatic about it. Disposables have their time and place. Like today, for example, when I had to run out the door to make a last minute doctor's appointment for little M who sadly has contracted pink eye. My husband and I are so psychosomatic that we have both been experiencing madly itchy eyes all night, with not a hint of redness to be seen. I still might rub some antibiotic goo in mine before I go to sleep. But I digress.

This post is about cloth diapers, not goo oozing from eyes or ointment tube.

These Prints are adorable, am I right??


I wanted to increase my cloth diaper stash so I ordered some *gasp* cheapies from China on ebay. I realize that they may not have been ethically produced, and the cloth may have been whitened using chemicals but I still figure that it is better to use them than disposables most of the time. You may recall from an earlier post that I received a Mon Petit Mardi cloth diaper in a mystery box, and that it also seemed like a cheapie cloth diaper from China.

Shine baby diapers are not quite as good quality as the Mon Petit Mardi diaper, especially the insert, which seem to have been sewn in a hurry. However, the pocket diapers themselves are quite well made with super adorable prints. The white plastic snaps on them also seem a bit cheap, so we will see how they wear over time.

The fit is the same as the other diapers I own, and is quite adjustable for your baby. From the Shine Baby information page on ebay (I had to fix the spelling!!):

Outer Layer:   The Outer/Cover Layer is made from New lmproved Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) Laminated Fabric, which is highly water-resistant, breathable and very durable. it can be washed without any deformation and gives an ideal protection for your baby, the bed and linens from leakage.

Inner Layer:   The soft polyester fleece inner layer gently touches our baby's skin. This layer can wick moisture away from babies skin and keep bottom dry. There is a pocket opening located in the inner layer to accommodate the microfiber inserts/liners, you can stuff the insert inside the pocket for maximum absorbency. All of these advanced designs are to make your baby feel easy and comfortable.

Features:
Size:
Babies weighing 3-13kg (6.5-28 pounds)
Dimensions of insert:
35cm in length (13.77")X13.5cm in width (5.31")
Wash temperature:
under 30.(Less than 86°F)
One size design:
S.M.L all in one size. (Please adjust the button according to the body size of baby)


How to wash the diapers :
Please use water under 30℃.(Less than 86°F) , Do not boil them for disinfection . Use Baby cleaning agents. Do not use Fabric Softener. Dry naturally, do not iron. If you have DIAPER SPRAYER, it will be easier to clean this diaper.

I ordered 5 of these diapers, and have decided to pass one on to you, dear readers, in the form of a giveaway. The retail value of these diapers is only around $5-$6, however, it is always nice to get something free, and will give a chance for one lucky reader to try one of these diapers without a)paying for it and b)having to order more than one, in case it doesn't work for you. I have absolutely no affiliation with Shine Baby, other than being an ebay customer. Giveaway is for residents of Canada/US only. 
Shine Baby Diaper Giveaway - Adorable Grey Print Minky Pocket Diaper with one insert.

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67 comments:

  1. so far we love our flip covers with geffen baby absorbers!

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    1. I haven't tried those... maybe more shopping is in order!!

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  2. I quite like Kawaii for cheap and affordable. The bamboo ones are quite nice :)

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    1. I have one Kawaii cover... I like it, don't love it though...

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    1. Bamboo is nice and soft... I also like it.

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  4. will be cloth diapering for the first time with our lil guy due in April.... don't even own one yet. Not sure on a favorite but really excited to try a few different brands and decide. =)

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    1. That is the best way to do it! I should have done that, and am now just trying all different kinds. Will hopefully find the best ones before number 2 comes along!

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  5. My favorite is Moraki - ethically made in USA!

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    1. I had never heard of these, then once I looked them up, immediately had to buy one. They are so beautiful! My review will come soon :).

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    1. I don't have many AIOs yet, but slowly, slowly!

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    1. They have some really cute prints... may have to try these next pay check...

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  8. i have never tried cloth diapers.i want to. disposable are so expensive

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    1. They are... and some of them really stink, I have noticed... though we do use them occasionally.

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  9. I just started cloth diapering, but so far I like my buttons covers and inserts the best.

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    1. Buttons diapers look really nice, and their basics pack is so affordable.

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    1. Lots of people seem to like Kawaii - I think they work well and are affordable.

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  11. I don't have a favorite brand persay but I do like natural fibers over microfiber.

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    1. I find the microfiber stinks after a while, which is not so pleasant.

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  12. kawaii is my favorite!

    cc_girly(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  13. cheryla lister, cherylann62996@aol.comFebruary 19, 2014 at 11:31 PM

    I haven't used cloth diapers since my children were little (22 years ago!), but am happy to see how popular a trend it has become. Would love to in this for my daughter who is experimenting with different cloth diapers and covers.

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    1. My mother also used cloth diapers on us... she still has some kicking around that she uses to dust the furniture!

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  14. I haven't used cloth diapers before but want to give it a try with my next one!

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  15. I like Glow bug cloth diapers.

    Narathip Wall
    polo_wataga at yahoo dot com

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    1. I haven't heard of these... I went on their website but you can only buy sets... too bad, I would have liked to try one.

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  16. Have never tried cloth diapers but would like too

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  17. I love G-diapers. I have some pocket diapers, but g diapers are the best!

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  18. I like Green Mountain Diaper prefolds.

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  19. I'd love to use these diapers. We've used several different kinds.

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  20. My favorites are Blueberry, Rumparooz, and Thirsties.

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  21. We like Bum Genius 4.0 for daycare, Kawaii heavy wetters for night, Alva for the price, and we love trying new brands!

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  22. I love bg's but I don't have a preference really our stash is quite diverse! :)

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    1. Mine is also becoming diverse... the more the merrier!

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  23. I like bumgenius 4.0s the best , I like pocket diapers best in general

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    1. At first I likes prefolds, but now I am learning to love pockets... funny how things change as you try new things.

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    1. I really hope you love them when you do!

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  25. I only have a bumkins, but have heard wonders of thristies and happy hayneis, so those are the ones I am going to focus more in the commercial side. From hand made, I guess if people go crazy for them, they must be good right? (At least that is what I hope)

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    1. Yeah, though you have to do what is right for you (and your budget).

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  26. We like bum genius and thirsties

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  27. bum genius all the way they hold on the cheaper side i like Alvas as well

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  28. I have no true favorite but do like organics as much as possible.

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  29. We haven't had a chance to use ours yet (baby arrives in April) but we're looking forward to using prefolds with covers and pockets of various brands to see what we like!

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  30. Haven't been able to actually TRY cloth diapers, but I am getting a variety for my baking baby. I am thinking I will like the All in One Prefolds the best. I have a few bum geniuses so if I have to go with a brand, that's who I'd go with...

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  31. My favorites are Sustainablebabyish fitteds -- but we can only afford a few so they are only used at nighttime. I use motherease fitteds most of the time during the day since I like the be able to use the same cover several times (I usually match it to their outfit that day) :)) I am always looking for new brands that are less expensive but still perform well...especially since #3 is on the way and the first 2 are both still in diapers!

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    1. I also like to use the cover many times... though our daycare doesn't, so I go through so many covers in a day during the week!

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  32. I've been enjoying the Nicki's pocket diapers with geffen baby absorbers or pad folded flats.

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    1. Sloombs are beautiful! (Though pricey...)

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  34. I'm new to cloth, my baby is due in August, so I don't have a favorite yet.

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  35. I have only ever used Sunbaby, but just ordered some Alva Baby and Shine diapers for my first cloth diapers with this baby!

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  36. I just started cloth diapering for the first time 4 months ago with my third and final child. I wish I had done this with my first two. The real reason is to save on the overall cost of diapering a child zero to potty trained. I didn't want to get caught up in all the expensive brands as I presume most mothers buy the diapers more for their enjoyment and addictions then the soul purpose. I decides to go the flats route with a snappie. I find it ridiculous some covers cost $12 and others like pockets cost more per diaper. Plan is to save and be economical I had to keep telling myself. I invested in 5 Bububibi PUL covers at $6 and some change per diaper cover. I got 34 used flats from EBay for $22. For extra absorbency, I bought two 18 packs of 100% cloth wash cloths at Walmart for $4 per pack. For an overnight solution since my son sleeps through the night, I bid on 2 separate super cute Shine Baby cloth pocket diapers $3 and $4(one is minky!) and two Alva pockets $6 and some change per diaper from the Chinese side not the US side. Big price difference. It's been 4 months and all of my son's diapers have done a great job! The flats are in origami fold with a wash cloth inside and I'll fold a flat in 3 folds with a wash cloth in the middle and stuff the Shine Baby Pockets with them because they came without inserts. I have yet to have any leaks, explosions, tears, rips, fading, staining, or rashes of any sort. Since I do laundry every 3 days, 4 pockets for overnight use only is all my son needs. I do one small load of diaper covers and pockets and one large load of flat cloth diapers and I'm set for the next 3 to 4 days. As you can see, my son is set and it costed me less than $100. Super affordable and everything is holding up extremely well. I love the pocket diaper prints but I draw the line at 4. I have no urge to try other more expensive brands as I'm completely happy with my China diapers.

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