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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Cloth Bottom Baby plus Giveaway

Recently a co-worker from college reached out to me regarding her new cloth diaper clothing line. When our kids were young(er) we messaged specifically about our cloth diapering and other natural-parenting choices we share. I appreciate that she values my opinion :-)

She wanted to send me some of Cloth Bottom Baby's new clothes to try out with baby J. So glad G is potty trained and need not participate in this review.

a happy Cloth Bottom Baby selfie
Cloth Bottom Baby started because famous name brand clothes are no longer made with cloth diapered babies in mind. Sure, many years ago it was the norm for babies to be in cloth diapers, but nowadays it's still pretty rare except with us hipsters, frugalistas, or crunchies. Thus, clothing companies have changed their patterns and styles to fit over thin disposable diapers that are so popular. Which leaves us CD-parents with two options (okay three, if you count using cloth diapers as bottoms themselves, which isn't realistic in Kansas winters).


The first is to buy a size or two up. That's usually what I've done for shorts and pants, and it's really unfortunate because they are too long or loose if I do end up using a disposable for some reason. The onsie situation is tough because if it's big enough to stretch over the cloth diaper bubble booty, it's often too big in the belly width or shoulders and it hangs off the baby on the top. That can be a safety risk, but it's also just a silly look on the baby. Or again, say you do use a disposable diaper for some reason (or an ultra-trim fitting cloth diaper), then the bigger onesies are rendered useless.

Then there's option two, which is to buy regular size clothes and just stretch them out by squishing baby and cloth diaper into them. That deteriorates the life of the clothes by ripping seams, threads, fabric, and hurting the quality of the item. Not to mention hurting any future resale/hand-me down possibility from said squishing.

Famous Brand on top, Cloth Bottom Baby on Bottom, both size 12-18m
Cloth Bottom Baby was also founded with the knowledge that a lot of cloth diaper moms chose to avoid disposables as a way to limit their babies' exposure to chemicals. Therefore, Cloth Bottom Baby uses organic cotton in their products.

I've gotten an opportunity to try many of their current products with J, and we love them. Here's why;

They are soft. That's the first thing I noticed when I opened our package. Just like we all love super soft cloth diapers for our babies' bottoms...Cloth Bottom Baby provides that for the rest of their bodies. It's a high GSM (grams per square meter) organic cotton, which is basically saying it's a high quality product.

snaps on the romper
They have patent pending adjustable settings and wider contours to accommodate trim thru triple stuffed cloth diapers. I've seen onesies that have "grow with me" snaps but Cloth Bottom Baby onesies has more space between row snaps and the wider cut makes for an unmatched fit. They wanted to make onesies that your baby can wear no matter what diaper you end up putting on them. Say you start out with a trim Tots Bots but then go with a double stuffed Bum Genius at nap time--because of the snap options, the onesie will fit your baby the same!

J wearing appropriate length / wedgie-free Cloth Bottom Baby Pants
The pants are roomy and the right length. For pants to be the right length for J, I need them to be right around his age (9 months). But for them to fit over his cloth diapers, I need them to be 12 or 18 months. If I do use a 9 month pant, it squishes his waist and creates a super-wedgie for the poor kid. Cloth Bottom Baby pants are my go-to choice now that it's finally getting cooler out. There's a legging option for girls...which is great because typical non-cloth diaper leggings are so "slim" fitting that they look ridiculous over cloth diapers.

They have rompers. The fit of the rompers are my favorite because I, like a lot of moms, can usually get away with buying the next size up onsies, but rompers....well the next size up for them can either result in a fabric-swimming baby or still squished bottoms, depending on the cut. And I really like rompers, they're so practical and cute, not to mention comfy for the baby. So J's already worn that for a play date, to the park, and to church.
love this romper!

The hang tag comes embedded with wildflower seeds so that you can plant it! Even my often hard-to-impress husband said, "now that is pretty cool!" Plus the logo is adorable--the cloth diaper looks like a little owl.



Cloth Bottom Baby is offering my readers a chance to try their products in the form of a give away! The winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to try anything you want. You can like them on Facebook or look around the website.

Enter the giveaway using the rafflecopter form below. As usual, the rules are here.

a Rafflecopter giveaway
I received clothing items to facilitate this review. Prize will be in the form of $25 gift certificate code emailed to you. All opinions are my own, yours may differ. Not affiliated with, sponsored by, or endorsed by Facebook. Entries involving Facebook are not mandatory, and Facebook has no liability for this giveaway. Ends 10/6/13 at 12:01 AM Eastern. Open to US only.

90 comments:

  1. I like the grey leggings and the rompers! Such a good idea to have clothes specifically for cloth diapered babes - I've definitely encountered all the issues with regular clothes DAILY!

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  2. the gray stripe romper is rad. thanks for introducing me to this jenna_burris

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  3. I'm loving the grey romper :-) We've had some fit issues now that we cloth diaper so these would be awesome.

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  4. I would like a bumgenius elemental!

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    1. Just and FYI Katie, all of your entries were deleted due to this comment being incorrect. To gain entry to the giveaway you had to visit clothbottombaby.com and select something you like. They do not sell diapers.

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  5. Such a great giveaway - Thanks for hosting!

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    1. Emily, all of your entries were deleted because this comment is invalid. You had to visit the sponsor and select something you'd like to have.

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  6. I like the giraffe onesie. Neutral to use with any child and I have gotten into giraffes the last few months. Reminds me of my aunt/Godmother.

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  7. LOVE the idea of clothes that actually fit a CD! I especially like the gray striped romper.

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  8. I like the be natural girAffe onesie

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  9. I love love love this idea! My almost 1 year old is sometime in 24 month pants to get the diaper to fit. I'm so intrigued with the adjustable snaps on the onesies and the rompers!

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  10. Thanks for introducing me to this! Can't wait to check this company and their baby clothes out some more.

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    1. I'm sorry Samantha, but your entries have been deleted because you didn't answer the question properly. You had to visit the sponsor and say something you would like to get.

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  11. The be cool bear onesie is super cute! Love this idea and look forward to seeing more items on their site. I too love rompers and the grey is cute but I would love to see some more choices.

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  12. love the be natural onesie! and the green leggings!

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  13. I really like all the items. They are adorable and its great to have found clothing that fit babies booty.

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  14. Gray stripe romper... or the giraffe onsie! so cute!

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  15. brynne

    i've heard great things about bumgenius.

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    1. Brynne, your entries have been deleted because you didn't enter correctly. You had to visit the sponsor and say something you'd like to have. This sponsor does not sell bumgenius, let alone diapers.

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  16. the leggings are so cute! I want to get all of them lol

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  17. I like the Be Cool bear onesie
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  18. I'm having a hard time choosing between the giraffe and the polar bear onesie.

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  19. The pink romper! Adorable!

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  20. I would choose the Be Natural Giraffe Onesie

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  21. love the be cool bear onesie :)

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  22. the pink stripe romper is super cute. is it odd i think my favorite part might be the tag with seeds in it. love that.

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  23. I like the flower onesie and pink striped romper.

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  24. Love the be natural giraffe onesie. Also rompers are adorable.

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  25. I love so many items! LOL! But I would choose the PINK-STRIPE-ROMPER.

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  26. All of the little girl stuff - can I have the whole store? :) I love the pink stripe romper too!

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  27. all the little onesis

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  28. I like the romper and the be cool onesie.

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  29. I would love the grey leggings for my little girl!

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  30. I like the Be Natural giraffe onesie! Adorable :-)

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  31. The pink striped romper is really cute!

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  32. I like the pink striped romper. :)

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  33. The grey stripe romper is the one for us! Very classy looking.

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  34. I like the grey stripes romper! I love rompers on my boys.

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  35. i like BE-NATURAL-GIRAFFE-ONESIE

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  36. I like the Be Natural Giraffe Onesie :)

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  37. LOVE the grey striped romper! I think little chubby legs look so adorable in rompers :))

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  38. I like the Be Natural Giraffe Onesie. I also like the grey striped romper!

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  39. I like the Be Natural Giraffe Onesie.

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  40. I love the grey stripe romper! adorable! Such a great idea!

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  41. I would really like a Be Cool Bear Onesie.

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  42. I like the be natural giraffe onesie.

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  43. The "Be Natural" giraffe!

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  44. Grey or pink romper depending on what we see on my gender scan in a few weeks!

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  45. would to ghet the Grey Stripe Romper

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  46. I like the grey boy pants and the grey romper.

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  48. I love the pants!

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  49. I'd use it towards the grey stripe romper.

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  50. Thank you for all the comments/feedback. We are offering FREE SHIPPING on any order for those who "Like" our Facebook page. The offer expires on October 20th.
    Facebook no longer allows page admins to email fans/followers, so please send an email with "Free Shipping Code" in the subject line to customerservice@clothbottombaby.com after you "Like" our page and the coupon code will be emailed to you. If you have already liked our page, please send the email now to receive your code.

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