Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Turn A New Leaf Review and Giveaway

I was taking a look on the Turn A New Leaf Inc Etsy shop and ran across some beautiful handmade items. When I contacted Tracey, she was willing to send me a couple of cloth diapers(not available for sale until after the New Year) if I placed an order with her store. There were two box sets that I wanted to try but I decided to go with the Pure Baby Gift Box which includes a 28" square hemp blanket and 10 8"x5" double layer wipes which retails for $20.


Each of these items is extremely soft and are the perfect addition for our upcoming bundle of joy!! Everything is high quality, I can tell Tracey takes great pride in all of her work. I have never owned anything made of hemp and wish I had found items long ago, I have been tempted to take these cloths and use them on my face!! I am also thinking that this blanket will be used in a lot of pictures and we will probably bring the baby home from the hospital in it.

The cloth diapers that were sent are size 1, newborn - 15 pounds, and are made of 100% certified hemp and will retail for $20.


I have taken the following information from Tracey's blog site, Wildflower Mama Designs.
"This size 1 AIO hemp diaper is designed to lessen drying time and “no stuffing needed”.
My New AIO hemp diaper has a Pul outer layer with a full layer of hemp terry hidden inside. A hemp fleece layer is added with the softest side touching babies bottom. NO sewn in layers lessen your drying time and helps moms who would rather air dry their diapers. A 3 layer hemp doubler, slightly contoured, snaps into place for added absorbency. Simply snap the doubler into place and you have 5 organic hemp layers in total.
This size 1 AIO hemp diaper fits newborn to 15 pounds. For newborns, unsnap the 3 layer doubler and fold over the front using the inside snaps to fit snug around babies belly."

This is the first cloth diaper in my collection and I am very impressed with the quality. Our baby will not be born until April, so right now I am basing my review on my impressions. The elastic around the legs looks like it will be secure around by baby's legs but not too tight. The hemp feels so soft, so much better than disposable diapers. With the insert I feel that we won't have leaks going on in our house! The outer PUL is a soft cream color so it will work for either gender, this is good sice we don't know what we are having. The snaps are very secure and do not seem to pull on the fabric as I snap and unsnap and the sewing around the edge is very nicely done.
Tracey will be getting her size 2 diaper, 15-35+ pounds on her Etsy site at the beginning of the new year, she will also be adding a few differernt outer layer PUL fabrics so you will have choices!!
I am loving all of the products I have received and can't wiat for this little one to get here so I can use them all (I will wait and use the wipes on the baby).
Tracey's Etsy shop is currently closed so she can enjoy her Christmas, she will reopen on January 4th at which point these cloth diapers will be for sale. In the meantime, you can head over to her shop and sign up for an email to be notified when she reopens.
The other item that I thought about getting is meant for new moms (yes, we need to think about ourselves too) and includes 3 pair of hemp breast pads, calming tea, and soothing nipple tea bags, valued at over $40. I was reading her blog the other day and saw that she is giving a box away!!! Yes, if you head on over to her blog you can enter to win!! Hurry though, the contest ends on December 20th.
All of the items are made in British Columbia, Canada and shipped in recycled boxes. Tracey was wonderful to work with and I was very excited to receive these products and get to feel the hemp and see the quality of her work.

Tracey has been very generous to send one of the diapers for a Caching Family reader!! I currently have the diaper but will keep this open to United States and Canadian residents.
****Mandatory Entry****
If you would like to win this cloth diaper, tell me why you chose to cloth diaper.
Be sure to include your email adress in all of your entries.
If you are a winner and your email address is not present, I will draw for another winner.
This contest will end Saturday, January 2, 2010 at 11:59 pm. A winner will be randomly chosen and contacted via email.
****Extra Entries****
~Subscribe to me via email
~Grab my button
~Grab my 'Welcome Baby, Shower' button (before the giveaways started)
~Following me
~Email others about my blog and this contest(cc cachingfamily@yahoo.com)
~Tell me how you found my site
~Blog about this contest (3 entries)

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful holiday!

42 comments:

  1. I've got a little while before my decision to cloth diaper has to be final, but I'm seriously leaning toward that b/c of how much plastic waste there will be if we don't.

    dinnertimechimes
    at
    aol
    dot
    com

    ReplyDelete
  2. I found your site via turtleturtle's blog which was helping your promote their giveaway on yours

    ReplyDelete
  3. I am choosing to cloth diaper both for environmental reasons and because I think they're better for babies - more comfortable and more breathable for little bottoms!

    ebickell at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  4. I found your site through a search on Google.

    ebickell at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  5. I blogged at:
    http://emilyisland.blogspot.com/2009/12/home-style.html

    ebickell at hotmail dot com
    #1

    ReplyDelete
  6. I blogged at:
    http://emilyisland.blogspot.com/2009/12/home-style.html

    ebickell at hotmail dot com
    #2

    ReplyDelete
  7. I blogged at:
    http://emilyisland.blogspot.com/2009/12/home-style.html

    ebickell at hotmail dot com
    #3

    ReplyDelete
  8. I cloth diaper because its cheaper in the long run, it cuts down on landfills and our carbon foot print, and my daughter hasn't gotten rashes from the diapers(shes gotten them while using cloth but thats cause I was on meds and shes breastfed)

    j.mcdilda(@)gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  9. we cloth diaper because the thought of all those disposable diapers ending up in a landfill is really scary!! also, it saves money, trips to the store and less rash problems! heatheranya at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  10. found your site through prizey. heatheranya at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  11. We CD because it's cuter, cheaper, and better for my baby than using sposies. With that said, PLEEEEEASE pick me. I really need this diaper and think it looks awesome! With Baby #2, I really want to use cloth right from the start, but don't have enough little diapers--and NONE for the very newborn stage!!! :-\

    Can you post a photo of the inside of the diaper and insert? I'm curious about the snapping stuff. Also, did you know that you'll need to do a full wash-rinse-dry about 4 times to condition the hemp before you use it? Otherwise, it won't absorb properly. Don't wash them with other diapers while doing this or the natural oil from the hemp may coat your other diapers. Also, don't wash them with towels during this or they the diaper may pill.

    I love hemp! It's my favorite, or at least tied with Bamboo. :-)

    Rachel.East08 at houghton.edu

    ReplyDelete
  12. shower button

    rachel.east08 at houghton.edu

    ReplyDelete
  13. I found your site from a lovely friend of mine named Michele.

    rachel.east08 at houghton.edu

    ReplyDelete
  14. I have made the decision to cloth diaper because it's cheaper and much better for the environment!
    Thanks for the giveaway! Congrats on the baby!
    aunt_putz@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  15. Found your site at Prizey!
    aunt_putz@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  16. I'm pregnant with baby #2 and am choosing to cloth diaper for economical reasons (and savings landfills is a huge plus, too!).

    adamsblankie@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  17. I subscribe via email.

    adamsblankie@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  18. found your site through prizey.

    adamsblankie@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  19. Choosing cloth diapering is for me an environmental choice. Millions of diapers fill landfill sites each year and I don't want to contribute to that.
    andreapaetkau at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  20. I found your site through Prizey!
    andreapaetkau at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  21. I follow you!
    andreapaetkau at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  22. I am super new to cloth diapering, but for several reasons I choose cloth, 1. My baby has sensitive skin like the rest of the family and cloth is much better on his bottom, 2. I am a SAHM and we need to save every penny we can. 3. It's better for our planet!

    ReplyDelete
  23. We use cloth because I am horrified to imagine truckloads of dirty diapers sitting around in landfills for the next thousand years. The financial savings doesn't hurt, either, and the cute factor is a nice perk!

    ReplyDelete
  24. I chose cloth primarily for environmental reasons, but now I know that it's much cheaper and better for my babies skin!
    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  25. I'm a new follower (congrats on your pregnancy!).
    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  26. I found your site through prizey.net
    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  27. I have your button (did you ever geocache in Syracuse?, we moved here in August, doesn't seem like there are very many sites here).
    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  28. I chose to cloth diaper because I was sick of having blow out diapers with sposies. Now I cloth diaper for so many more reasons.

    ReplyDelete
  29. I chose to cloth diaper for a lot of reasons but the fact that I am saving SOOO much money and SOOO much waste are the top two reasons that clinched it for me.

    ReplyDelete
  30. i put your button on my Monkeys on the Bed! blog! right hand column, scrolling marquee, "great giveaway blog"

    and my email address is in my profile. So sorry i forgot to mention that! thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  31. I choose to cloth diaper for the environment, for our wallets, and for our babies skin.

    debra92691@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  32. I choose to cloth diaper for a few reasons. First I was very very allergic when I was little so my mom had to cloth diaper me and little man is also somewhat sensitive. Second it is such a cost saver.. we save on not buying those disposables. And third it is so much better for the environment.
    bwneyes100 AT Hotmail DOT com

    ReplyDelete
  33. I found your site through PRIZEY.. I had heard of prizey, but never used it until tonight... YAY I found this.
    bwneyes100 AT Hotmail DOT com

    ReplyDelete
  34. I decided to cloth diaper because of the environmental impact.

    taraz9(at)excite(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  35. found your site through prizey.net

    taraz9(at)excite(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  36. I chose cloth diapering because it is so economical. Cutting the cost of disposables helps me to be able to stay home with my little guy.
    deberniere@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete