Saturday, May 19, 2012

Hen and Chicken Cloth Diaper Review and Giveaway!

Welcome to my very first review and giveaway!  I'm really excited to spotlight a couple of awesome Work At Home Moms in the next month!  Our first review is of Hen and Chicken Cloth.  Hen and Chicken Cloth is run by Heather, a work at home mom, military wife, seamstress, and sweet sweet woman!  She is also a busy woman!  She runs several etsy shops, including Heather's Custom Sewing where she sells aprons and kid's gear, and MicroMops where she sells hand-made green cleaning products like re-useable swiffer wet and dry pads, cloth "un-paper towels", dryer balls, and other awesome stuff.

That's a lot of sewing!  Heather has two sons, and her husband is in the Army National Guard, and will be deploying in a few months, so this mama has a lot on her plate.  I don't know how she finds the time to make all of her awesome products, but it's definitely impressive!  She's been sewing since she was a little girl, and has known for a long time that it's what she wants to do.  Check out her blog... you'll see tons of her beautiful work, and you can get to know Heather a little better!








Heather sent me one of her adorable All in Ones to review.  My first impression was that this diaper is stinkin cute!  Cute and very well made.  Every seam is straight and perfect, and it is so trim!  I wish I had some disposables on hand so that I can show you how trim it is.  It's really not much thicker than a disposable.  Her AIO's have a cotton decorative outer, hidden layer of PUL, and flannel lining over a built in soaker.  They are sized diapers, which I like because it gets you a better, less bulky fit.  I honestly have a lot of one sized diapers, but my favorites are my 2-sized and sized diapers.  they are just so much more trim under my daughter's clothes!



The diaper fit Eisley really well, and man did she look cute in it.  I actually put it on and couldn't bring myself to put clothes on her and cover it up.  It has the perfect rise to it... not too high and not too low, and   it has hook and loop closures, so it's very daddy friendly.  The leg openings fit her well, but if she was too much skinnier they may have been a tad loose.  I had no problems with them though, and they contained my daughter's often-explosive poops really well.  (Is that TMI?  Oh well....)







I had no leaks with this diaper, but I did have some wicking onto the outer cotton fabric, which is pretty typical of this style of diaper (and by that I just mean any diaper that has hidden PUL and a non-waterproof material over it almost always wicks some of the moisture onto the top layer of the diaper.  Most moms know that it will happen, but love the cute-factor of a decorative diaper, so it's just something to keep in mind).  I don't foresee this being an issue as summer is coming up, and this diaper definitely will be worn on it's own on hot days.  It's really just perfect for running (or crawling) around outside in.



The only real "drawbacks" to this diaper, if you can even call them that, is that the flannel lining was a bit exposed by the legs because of the way the elastic was sewn in them.  It's not sewn onto the top layer of cotton fabric, so the cotton does pull at it a bit.  I didn't notice any real wetness in that area, but if you've got a super-soaker you may.

This diaper is also not super-duper absorbent, so while it was just fine for a couple of hours for my daughter, I think you'd probably need to lay an additional insert inside if you've got a heavy wetter.  Once again, that seems to be the case with most AIO's, so I really don't see this as a drawback.

Ultimately, I really like this diaper.  It's so cute, so trim, and perfect for summer-wear.  Heather is also such a sweet woman, and a real pleasure to work with.  I also love supporting work at home moms.  The quality you get with that is just wonderful.  She has some really cute AIO's and fitted diapers in her shop, as well as covers and nursing pads.  So go check her shop out, because one lucky reader is going to win their choice of an AIO or fitted diaper!  Enter using the rafflecopter form below!



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*disclaimer-  I was given this product to review, but was not compensated.  All opinions are my own, and your experience may differ from what you read here.

39 comments:

  1. Large Tools Fitted
    hmahan_0529 @yahoo dot com

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  2. cute store. i always find myself wishing for more boy-friendly patterns, but would choose her dalmation aio

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  3. elmo and friends play ball AIO :)
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  4. Fitted Large Cloth Diaper in the Tools print.

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  5. I'd pick the sweet butterflies large all in one

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  6. cute cute prints!! i like the groovy guitars, music and bugs frogs and snakes the best :)

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  7. groovy guitars or butterflies! too hard to pick just one
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  8. I'd choose the fitted premie/ newborn monkey print cloth diaper! Cute!

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  9. The dalmatians AIO is so cute!

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  10. I'd choose the Sweet Butterflies AIO- too cute!

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  11. I'd choose the Large fitted in Green Swirls. :)

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  12. OMG I love the Winnie the Pooh one but it'd be too small for my son!! Gah!

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  13. Groovy guitars. Though I also like the green swirls but would want a medium.

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  14. I would get the Fitted Medium Cloth Diaper- Groovy Guitars- 10 to 20 lbs

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  15. I would choose the Fitted Small Cloth Diaper- Brown Floral.

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  16. little bit mod medium cloth diaper

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  17. I like the Fitted Large Cloth Diaper- Black and White - 20 to 35 lbs

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  18. aio large bugs, frogs, and snakes

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  19. i'd pick sweet butterflies

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  20. I'd pick the red and yellow plaid medium cloth diaper.

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  21. I like the little bit mod medium AIO Flowered diaper

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  22. I love the Fitted Small Cloth Diaper- Cats and Dogs!

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  23. I like the Little Bit Mod and the Blue Floral.

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  24. The Fitted Small Cloth Diaper- Owls

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  25. Love the Spongebob & Patrick AIO!

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  26. Fitted Small Cloth Diaper- Winnie the Pooh

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  27. I'd pick the Large All in one in the Carebears print.

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  28. I love the AIO Dalmatian print!

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  29. the AIO dalmation print :)

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  30. Definitely would have to be the Care Bears Print!

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  31. Spongebob and Patrick! It seems kind of girly, and I like that lol.

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  32. Love the Fitted Small Cloth Diaper- Winnie the Pooh http://www.etsy.com/listing/88130568/fitted-small-cloth-diaper-winnie-the
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  33. Spongebob and Patrick- Medium Cloth Diaper

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