Thursday, October 20, 2011

Monkey Toe Diapers Review and Giveaway

As a part of my mission to banish rashes from Buggie's bottom, not only did I set out looking for a new detergent, but better diapers as well. I started with main stream brands, like bumGenius Elementals, but I love supporting WAHM's more, so along my search I came across Monkey Toe Diapers.
Susan, the WAHM behind Monkey Toe Diapers, also runs Sugar Plum Baby. What's the difference? Monkey Toe Diapers specializes in Nykibaby One Size pockets and AI2's, as well as Very Baby one-size fitteds. While Sugar Plum Baby specifically sells bamboo fleece or cotton sherpa fitteds, both of which are fabulous work-horse diapers. Sugar Plum Baby diapers are a great addition to anyone's stash at an affordable price. Monkey Toe Diapers offers excellent quality diapers as well, but are "embellished" or more customizable.

Susan sent me a black (with white snaps) Nykibaby one-size pocket with a hemp-bamboo insert. I immediately noticed how soft the inside of the diaper was compared to the bumGenius 4.0's I had been used. The inside of my diaper was white micro fleece, which in my opinion, feels much softer and seems like it would be more comfortable than micro suede on a baby's bottom. I always thought micro suede was soft, but this was like a cloud! Upon stuffing the diaper, I noticed it was incredibly easy to get my hand and the insert inside. I didn't feel like this diaper was any wider than the pockets I was used to, so my thought is the added stretchiness of the micro fleece gave the added "give" that was needed to stuff pockets with ease. Perfection.


FYI: Anyone who prefers micro suede to micro fleece, Susan offers both :)


Aside from the diaper itself, I immediately fell in love with the insert. Since I line dry everything inside our apartment, hemp itself gets crunchy almost immediately as it begins to dry. With the combo of bamboo, this insert stayed plenty soft and was easily folded up to be placed in the pocket. More importantly of course, I found this insert to be very absorbent. We easily made it through nap time, averaging 4 to 5 hours, with no wicking or leaks!

Monkey Toe Diapers website states that the Nykibaby OS Pockets fit from approximately 8 to 40 pounds, however I felt they ran a tiny bit smaller than the BumGenius 4.0 (which claims to fit from 7 to 35+ pounds).





Overall, while I used this diaper over the past few weeks I got a great fit, and it washed up incredibly well (no stains at all!). I feel like this is a quality crafted diaper and insert, and {as a personal preference} love there are only 2 columns of rise snaps instead of 3. I feel like the 3rd column is maybe a bit uncomfortable (especially on my little boy) and when choosing a diaper with print, it shows off much more of the beautiful diaper! 



FYI: Bug is 21 pounds and 30.5 inches long, and is on the largest rise and the 3rd smallest waist settings.




 As for the price, I think the price of Monkey Toe Diapers are fairly average. I bit more than bumGenius, but the same or less than other such as Rumparooz when comparing the price of an included insert as well. 

Monkey Toe OS Pocket (no insert): $16 + shipping
Hemp Bamboo Insert: $5
bumGenius 4.0 pocket with microfiber insert: $17.95
Rumparooz with Hemp Insert (Abbys Lane): $25.50
Fuzzibunz OS with microfiber insert: $19.95

You can purchase your own Monkey Toe Diaper from Susan's shop on Etsy, and you can connect with her on Facebook.

Susan has generously offered a OS Nykibaby pocket with hemp/bamboo insert from Monkey Toe Diapers of her choice to one lucky reader! Use the easy Rafflecopter form below to enter! If the wrong form shows up, please click here.




33 comments:

  1. I would love to try the Monkey Toe Diaper. I like the diaper comes with hemp-bamboo insert.

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  2. Yay for comment love! Thanks for the giveaway!
    I would love to add this diaper to our stash! I'm a huge fan of natural fibers and would like to try this one.
    fmgrice2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  3. I've not tried these diapers before and they look great! I love that it has a natural fiber insert! Thanks for the chance!

    Carolyn H
    graceink at yahoo dot com

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  4. Thanks for the giveaway. I love that the diaper comes with a hemp/bamboo insert. I would love to try it.
    morales_y at yahoo dot com

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  5. Thanks for the giveaway. I love her newborn diapers, so cute.

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  6. This diaper looks great with all the snap options. Should have a great fit

    hmahan_5029 @yahoo dot com

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  7. Thanks for the giveaway! I have been wanting to try one of these diapers for some time! I hope I win! :o)

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  8. I love the Elephant Walk print

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  9. I love this! It looks like a hardcore quality diaper.

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  10. I'm AAF of hers! I love her stuff!! So cute!

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  11. I have one of the AI2s and I love it! It is so soft and super absorbent!

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  12. Thanks for the giveaway! I love fluff!

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  13. Thanks for doing the giveaway. These diapers are super-cute. We're due in early February with our first baby, a little boy and are really excited to do cloth.

    andrea.jm.cummings at gmail dot com

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  14. These diapers are so cute!! :) Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  15. Thanks for the giveaway! These diapers look super cute!!

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  16. Thanks for the giveaway. I always love trying new brands

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  17. i'd love to try a wahm diaper!

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  18. I love the black diaper with white snaps and your little guy looks so comfy in it!

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  19. I've tried just about every insert out there but bamboo, so I'd
    love to try it. And I agree with you about the two rows of snaps for the rise setting,much cuter!

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  20. Would love to win thus cute cd.
    Melissa P
    mstaskievitz@gmail.com

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  21. These look like a great diaper! Hoping to get to try it out!!!
    glass.stephanie at gmail dot com

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  22. I need to win! Just found out I'm expecting twins and my current son's stash just isn't enough for 2 babies :)
    Bridgett zaidi
    princessbridgett@hotmail.com

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  23. I love trying new brands of diapers, especially WAHM!!

    xo,
    A
    akahl85@gmail.com

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  24. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS GIVEAWAY AND THE REVIEW IS GREAT LOVE HOW YOU COMPARED IT THANK YOU FOR THAT!

    BONNIE RODRIGUEZ
    ANOTHERLOSTANGEL333@YAHOO.COM

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  25. We only use natural fiber inserts, so I love the hemp/ bamboo option. So many opt for microfiber, which I detest! :o)

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  26. Great giveaway! I'd love to win.

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  27. Thanks for the giveaway would love to win.

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  28. Thanks so much! I'd love to try these!

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  29. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. Theses are really cute. Have a great night!

    bekki1820cb at gmail dot com

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