Sunday, 8 May 2011

Review and Giveaway: Bright Star All in One Nappy

As you may know, my babies are mostly cloth nappied and I've used a variety of different real nappy types. So I was only too happy to try out a new real nappy give my verdict on it. Amanda from Baby Bum Boutique sent me a Bright Star Baby All in One Nappy to try out and to give away to one lucky reader.

The Bright Star Baby Nappy is the first All in One (AIO) I've used. AIO are basically the closest to disposable nappies in relation to ease of putting on baby - it's just  like a disposable, just that you can wash it. While I don't have any comparison to other AIOs, the Bright Star Baby worked really well for Snowflake. It comes with the usual adjustable poppers and thanks to soft elastics, a perfect fit is quickly achieved. It closes with side poppers which are great for adjusting for the perfect fit around your baby. And because it's not velcro - chances are it'll stay on baby once he/she has figured out how to undo velcro!

Its insert is bamboo and folded three times which translates to really good absorbency even without a booster. The insert can be popped out for washing, or, in my case, for drying. Being bamboo, it's very absorbent but also takes that bit extra long to dry (which is logical, the more a fabric absorbs, the longer it'll take to dry). As I don't use a tumble dryer, it works well that the insert can be popped out and dried separately. The nappy is slim fitting, so it will fit under all those clothes designed for disposables wearing babas.

The nappy is super flexible, and fits tight yet gentle on baby. It's super soft thanks to being bamboo. It comes in a range of funky designs - so it also has something to show off. In fact, it caught the eye of many people who don't use cloth, which is right up my street because you can start an chat about real nappies and how good they are these days!

I've used the nappy a good few times now - it's still as soft and its absorbency is comparable to a disposable. I've had no leaks, and ended up wondering why I didn't get AIOs from the outset. I mean, really, what could be better than softest bamboo on your baby's bum and striking designs for your eyes? Save money and the planet as well, it's all good.
 
Oh and did I mention that one lucky reader has the chance to win a Bright Star All in One Nappy? How good is that? How you wonder? Well, you know the spiel:

-Leave a comment below for one entry,
- and share this post on facebook or twitter for an additional entry each (for twitter, please add @cartside to your tweet so I can see you shared it, and let me know in the comment box you've done so!)
Done. Draw will be on Friday, 13th May at 8pm.

Do check out Baby Bum Boutique for some special offers to celebrate Real Nappy Week, you may find a great bargain.

23 comments:

twinklenic said...

fab giveaway gonna share on twitter @twinklenicci

Anonymous said...

These sound fab!

KWard said...

Hmm, that was me above! I'm having problems working this sorry!

nikola carr said...

Fab review!

Sharon Dolan said...

Couldn't have said it better myself these nappies are fantastic. So so glad to have discovered Baby Bum Boutique if it wasn't for Amanda my daughter would still have a bulky bum :D

Gillian said...

Great review. Love these nappies.

R said...

Great review. I've been wanting to try these since I saw them a while ago!

Clare Booth said...

Great review, been looking at Bright Stars for a while as we love AIOs.

Sara said...

Thanks for the tip! Sounds interesting, definitely up for giving them a go - hopefully I'll be able to work out how to put them on by the time the baby gets here!

Curiosita said...

So glad to have discovered baby bum boutique and cloth nappies in general!

Kirsten Chambers said...

I really want one of these nappies as they look so cute! Thanks for the chance Baby Bum Boutique- shared on Facebook to my many friends...

piapiapiano said...

I've been staring at Baby Bum Boutique's pictures of these nappies for a while now, arguing with myself about whether I can justify buying any. They sound so good! And look so pretty!

shelley said...

Ooooh this is lovely, i have been trying to resist the urge to buy more cloth for soooo long but would love to win this. Shared on facebook too.

jumblyMummy said...

Oooh, not tried this brand before. would like to try them.

also tweeted as @jumblyMummy

Sadie said...

would love a chance to try these out, they sound great, I remember nappies with pins, but also have a 3 month old baby & love the idea of easy washable nappies. Off to rt @sadiequinton on twitter thanks x

Aqeela said...

I would love to test these out on my little boy, thanks for the chance to win one! I have used tots bots aio's (and reviewed them twice on my blog) and smartipants and both are good but id like to try out more brands.
Aqeela. x

Hayley said...

I'm really hoping to get along with real nappies this time as htey have come so far in the four years since i had my son! Would be great to try this one! @simply_hayley

Emmah said...

Following on Twitter and retweeted :)

Emmah said...

I love this design its so quirky. I'd love to try it out and see how it compare to other AIOs we have tried :)

Angela said...

What a great review and a fab nappy. I currently use cloth nappies most of the time. If I am lucky enough to be given this nappy it will be going into the pack of nappies I am making for my brother and his partner who are expecting twins in about a months time - so it will get lots and lots of use. Thanks

SuperluckyDi said...

This looks great, would love to try it out! I'm following and have tweeted! @superluckydi

charlotte said...

This nappy looks lovely and seems to be getting great reviews! I only have pre-loveds at the moment as trying to build up a stash of different types, although all the good reviews on this is making me wonder if I should buy one of these new as they sound worth it!

cartside said...

And the winner is... Kirsten Chambers. Your number was drawn with a random number generator.

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