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Bundles & Buzz (Review & 15.00 GC Giveaway)

Who doesn't love surprises??? Well, I know I do!  When I first came across the company Bundles & Buzz on facebook I couldn't wait to get a bundle!  They take full size and sample size products slap them all into a really cute bag and ship it off to you.  They do a mommy, toddler, baby and a cloth diaper bundle.  They will also have special bundles like the super summer bundle and now the back to school bundle.  I was given the opportunity to review the cloth bundle.

So as I waited in anticipation for my bundle to arrive I started seeing other people post their bundles on facebook (I guess I live the farthest away since they are out of Canada), then it arrived!! As I opened my box I saw all the wonderful items inside.  I must say it was a strange mix.  Not everything in there was “cloth diaper” related, and quite a few things I will not be able to use, so they have been passed onto some moms eager to accept my gifts.

Picture of the cloth bundle taken from Bundles and Buzz’s facebook page

This is the item that by far makes me the happiest about the bundle.  I love love love cloth diapers.  I never thought i would, but oh wow I sure do now.  I also love trying out new diapers.  This is a Giggle Life Bamboo Cloth Diaper.  I have never used a bamboo diaper, but let me tell you it is probably the softest diaper I have ever laid my hands on.  It comes with not 1 but 2 bamboo inserts (1 for daytime use and double up with 2 for bedtime).  I love how absorbent and soft it is.  It also fits my 6 month old son so well.  Along with the wonderful diaper from Giggle Life they also sent coupons for a free gift with the purchase of 12 or more diapers.  Giggle Life can also be found on Facebook check them out!!

Cameron in his Giggle Life Bamboo Diaper


Kawartha Cloth sent over Eco Sprout which is a cloth diaper detergent.  There is a lot of controversy as to which detergents to use for your diapers so I will not really get into that, however, I will say that I personally have always used Tide so I was really excited to get a cloth diaper detergent to try since they are usually way more expensive then regular over the counter detergents.  With that said this sample pack sent from Kawartha Cloth had just enough detergent for me to do 2 loads of about 30 diapers in each load.  The package said the scent was “in the buff” however I don't know what that is suppose to smell like and to me it just smelled like soap.  I must say I feel like my diapers are equally clean and soft with this products as with my usual detergent, but i am will to buy more and try it for a few more washes.  Thanks Kawartha Cloth for your addition to the bundle.  You can also find Kawartha Cloth on Facebook.

Snappi was next in my bundle.  A wonderful product yet not one I can use unfortunately.  I have not yet dabbled into the world of cloth diapering yet enough to need this.  It is a wonderful product that hold “fitted” diapers together like in the picture above.  Its the new version of the safety pin.  To me Snappi is very similar to the apparatus that holds an ace bandage closed.  It won't poke or harm your kiddo like an open safety pin would and it's so much easier to put on then using a safety pin.  This Snappi has been passed on to another mom who was happily using it at bedtime for her son.  Snappi can also be found on Facebook.

Oh pee pee teepee where were you 5 months ago??? Nic and Elli sent this wonderful yet not so useful to me at the moment product!  A pee pee teepee is a great product you put it over your little man's penis while changing him, since we all know that as soon as the cold air touches them presto they pee! I know as a first time mom and a mom to a boy at that I had no idea what so ever that as soon as the diaper came off I would get peed on.  It wasn't until after a few weeks of trial and error I was able to somewhat master diaper changes without getting peed on.  This product is washable just through it in with your sons dirty clothes and it is good to go for another round.  Nic and Elli can also be found on Facebook.

When using cloth diapers you are supposed to use “cloth diaper safe” rash ointment/barrier.  I currently use a very popular brand of such a product.  However when applying it you must either use your finger or other item to apply it.  Scarlet Naturals  Hiney Honey Quick Stick ends all the mess!! It is like a diaper rash chap stick.  Goes on without having to get goop on your fingers or making a mess.  The product doesn't really have a smell and seems to last a while.  The stick pictured was about the size of a chapstick and I have been applying it at every diaper change for almost a week and still have more than half the tube left.  ( I apply for prevention purposes never had a rash in this house).  Scarlet Naturals also makes this great product in a tub form.  You can find Scarlet Naturals on Facebook.

Green Humbug sent over a product I never needed, even as a breastfeeding mom.  I was really surprised when my son was first born that I didn't “leak.”  Everyone I know who breastfed always told me that you will leak especially if you hear a baby cry.  Well I never had that problem.  I use to think my breasts were defective, I never had any issues that most moms seem to have.  But if you do leak let me tell you nursing pads are a must!! Most people opt for disposable pads since they are convenient.  However they are plastic-y feeling and to me not something I want in my shirt.  Reusable nursing pads like these from Green Humbug are great you can just pop them in the wash and they are ready to go again.  For the amount you spend on 1 box of disposable nursing pads you can get about 6 sets of reusable nursing pads from Green Humbug.  Green Humbug can also be found on Facebook.

This fantastic product from Maple Hill Dryer Balls went in my dryer the second I was done opening my bundle.  I personally didnt have any dryer balls, but my friend has let me use hers and they make such a wonderful difference with your laundry.  “My 100% Wool Dryer Balls will decrease, but not eliminate, static cling and will fluff up clothes without using a conventional dryer sheet that is full of chemicals. They are reusable and it is recommended that people use 4 to 6 to optimize drying time and benefits. Wool dryer balls are so easy to use. Simply leave them in the dryer and use them with every load. They range in circumference of 9-10" and 1.5-2 ounces.  How do they work? The dryer balls circulate and separate the clothing and get the warm dry air right down to the core of the laundry load!

The more you add to your dryer, the faster the drying time, softer softness and money saved. They speed up the drying time and soften up by gentle friction of the felted wool fibers against your clothing fibers. Not only do they save money by lessening your drying time, you also will not have to purchase conventional store bought, chemical-filled fabric softeners or dryer sheets.” taken from the Maple Hill Dryer Ball Facebook Page.  Needless to say my Maple Hill Dryer Ball has not come out of my dryer at all in the past week.  It really does soften up those inserts that I have dried out in the sun on the clothes line.  I love how the sun bleaches them but hate how stiff they get.  Now with this they are soft and easily manipulated to be folded and stuffed back into my diapers.  Thanks Maple Hill Dryer Ball you can find them on Facebook too.

Softcup was the next item in my bundle.  Since I personally don't use them or really want to, the thought of it kind of grosses me out, I will simply stick to facts only for this product.  “Softcup is a flexible cup that is worn internally, around your cervix. It collects, rather than absorbs menstrual flow. It's hypo-allergenic, latex-free and completely safe when used as directed.” (taken from the Softcup website) This type of product is ever growing in popularity with eco friendly natural moms, in place of tampons and pads which are no good for the environment.  These are the reasons to try Softcup according to their website

Softcup is great for busy women, or women who just don't want to have to think about changing a pad or a tampon every few hours. Athletes rave about how the Softcup carries them through a long race. Travelers don't leave home without it.

You can wear Softcup for up to 12 hours
Softcup is comfortable during swimming and sports
Softcup eliminates menstrual odor, since the menstrual flow isn't exposed to air
Softcup loves making love . . .you can wear Softcup during intercourse for less messy sex on your period
Softcup is comfortable—you can't even feel it once it's inserted
Most women typically use fewer Softcups than tampons or pads because of the long wear-time
You can use one reusable softcup throughout entire cycle...saving you money and the environment
Softcups have no wings, no strings . . . just freedom!

If you want to give Softcup a try you can go to their website or find them on Facebook.

If you use cloth diapers wet bags are a must!  Who wants to lug around grocery bags or big sandwich baggies to put your dirty diapers in? Not me, being a cloth diaper using mommy I have quite a few wet bags, but they are like shoes to me you can never have too many.  I keep a wet bag in our swim class bag, one in the car, diaper bag and our huge travel size one for weekend getaways.  Funky Fluff sent a really great double compartment wet bag in the bundle.  With the Funky Fluff double compartment bag you have a place for clean and dirty stuff.  This type of bag by Funky Fluff is great because if your going shopping for a little while and don't want to carry your huge diaper bag you can throw some wipes and a few diapers in the front smaller “clean” pocket and be on your way.  It also has a great little “Snap” handle that can go around your stroller handle, or diaper bag strap, or if at home then hang it over the door knob.  Wet bags arent just for us cloth diaper moms either, they can be used for swimsuits or anyother “dirty” or “wet” clothes.  So if you have a little one who gets food on their clothes or gets really dirty at the park you no long have to put those icky clothes in your diaper bag, just pop them into your Funky Fluff wet bag.
Want your own Funky Fluff wet bag, then check them out here or on Facebook.

Everyone has a reusable “grocery type” bag these days, thanks to Envirosax.  They aren't just for grocery shopping any more.  Envirosax makes sure of that with a bag for every age, gender and any other preference you may have.  Envirosax come is all sizes, colors, patterns, kids, adults, grocery and animal lovers.  Envirosax can be used for anything that your heart desires.  Our Envirosax bag that we got in this bundle has now been deemed our swim class bag.  Its really big! Fits my towel and Cameron’s towel plus a change of clothes for each of us for after class.  This past weekend we went to the inlaws for swimming and had 3 swimsuit, sunscreen, 2 hats and Camerons towel in it with plenty of room to spare.  Envirosax are a really great, eco friendly, fashionable way to carry what ever you may need.
If you want your own Envirosax bag check them out here or on Facebook.

I would like to thank Bundles and Buzz for giving me the opportunity to review their wonderful cloth bundle.  I look forward to getting some of their other bundles in the further to see what kind of goods are in there.  

Want it??? Buy It??

A Bundles and Buzz Bundle will only set you back $30 plus shipping, for well over that amount worth of goodies.  Bundles and Buzz was kind enough to offer our readers 10% off a bundle.  Just use promo code bloggersrock.

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Disclosure: Other than the above featured items, which I received free of charge from the sponsor, for review purposes, I was not compensated for facilitating this review. All opinions are my own. Your experience may differ.

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