Christine Koh

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I'm Christine Koh, a music and brain neuroscientist turned multimedia creative. I'm the founder + editor of Boston Mamas, co-author of Minimalist Parenting, co-host of the Edit Your Life podcast, and creative director at Women Online. Drop me a line; I'd love to chat about how we can work together!

Cloth Diapering With Bumkins

bumkins.jpgToday, guest contributor Robin shares a review of cloth diapering covers and doublers from Bumkins. Read on for Robin’s review, as well as to learn how to be one of three winners to receive a diaper cover from Bumkins (entry closes October 15):

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From Robin:

“I have cloth diapered for over three years now -- first with my son and now with my one-year-old daughter -- but the thrill of trying out different cloth diapering products never seems to fade. I recently tested out the diaper covers and doublers from Bumkins and loved the products.

I should say that I use my cloth diapers pretty hard so I need products that can stand up to an active, messy one-year-old and a fair amount of laundering. The Bumkins diaper cover fits our needs so well. They are well made, keep my daughter dry and comfortable, and launder beautifully. The extra geeky perks: the cover is a trim enough fit so as not to overwhelm, while still being roomy enough to fit over each brand of fitted diaper (and of course my prefolds) I tried under it, the patterns are cute (including plenty of stylish neutrals if you want to use the covers across kids), and the encased elastic on the legs is a really nice detail. These covers are PVC, phthalate, and vinyl free.

As well as being active and a lover of messes, my daughter also fits the "heavy wetter" description to a tee so I’m always on the lookout for affordable and functional doublers/soakers. Bumkins bamboo boosters are a wonderful addition to my cloth diaper stash and I grab for them all the time. I love bamboo because it is a great choice for our environment and it also washes and dries up really nicely for cloth diapering. These "boosters" have great absorbency without adding a ton of bulk and they have stayed soft with my normal cloth diaper washing routine. I plan on picking up a few more packs so I can pair them up with everything I have.

In short, I really love having these Bumkins products in our cloth diapering rotation. We do a lot of laundry in our house (what parent of little ones doesn't?), but these covers and doublers have saved my daughter's outfits from leaks and accidents on more than one occasion.”

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THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED
Congrats to winners Zanna, Bianca, and Tanya!
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Now, want to be one of three winners to receive a diaper cover from Bumkins? Here’s how:

  • Visit the Bumkins shop, then email contests@bostonmamas.com (with ‘Bumkins’ in the subject), and name another Bumkins product you’d love to try.

  • One entry permitted per person; US residents welcome to enter.

  • Entry period closes at midnight EST, Thursday, October 15, 2009.

    *Three lucky winners (selected via Random.org) will receive a Bumkins diaper cover of their choice of size/print (subject to stock availability).


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