Welcome to the 1st Annual Santa’s Coming to Town Giveaway Hop hosted by Karen’s Got Mail and Housewife on a Mission! Be sure to hop around to the participating blogs in the linky at the bottom, including the Grand Prize giveaways, a Zoomer Jester Dino and a Classic Cedar Swing Set from Eastern Jungle Gym!
I’m blessed to have many people in my life who brought up babies in generations past, and it’s always fun to discuss how products have changed over the years. These conversations are usually sparked when they see Brooks’ diapers, and they tell me all about cotton flats, sharp diaper pins, and plain plastic covers. The comments on all our newfangled baby gear are always of the same variety: “You have so many cute options to choose from nowadays,” “Wow, those things are fancier than anything I had to put on my babies at the time,” “You’re lucky to have so many natural options. We just didn’t have that back then.”
And I definitely don’t take it for granted. It’s awesome to see so many companies taking a serious stand for the environment, responsible sourcing, and the holistic health of babies and families all while maintaining high standards of quality and appearance. These are values I personally hold dear, so I was very interested to try a few items from Öko Creations’ line of baby products.
Organic Cotton Baby Wipes ($11.49/per pack of 4)
I’m a recent convert to the world of cloth wipes, and these are the first real ones I’ve tried. There’s definitely a noticeable difference between these and the baby washcloths that make up the bulk of my wipe collection. They’re super soft and thick, and I can imagine they feel pretty good on the bum. The colored stitching has held things in place nicely after multiple washes, plus it’s cute!
These double-sided, multipurpose bibs come in several cute prints. We have their Ukulele print, but Brooks calls them guitars…or “di-tars,” rather.
Most of the moms I’ve seen who use these stylish bibs do so for a cute drool solution. Though Brooks has never been a big drooler, I’ve always loved the look of babies rocking them as a fashion accessory. They’re such a great combo of style and function.
The Öko Creations Bibdana has two snaps at the neck to adjust to your baby’s size, and they’re pretty small, so they make a good diaper bag bib for when you’re on the go.
We’ve gotten a lot of use out of it during meal times, especially now that Brooks has figured out how to rip the velcro ones off. Lately he’s been enjoying a little plate of snacks down at his level to graze on while he plays, and I like the size of the Bibdana for this. It doesn’t get in the way of his playing, and he hardly seems to notice it.
Hemp Insert ($9.00)
For the most part we’ve been using this insert during the daytime by tri-folding and laying inside a cover just like a prefold. That has been working great for us so far. It’s super trim, and the size is just right to lay flat inside.
But hemp is said to be able to absorb several times its own weight in moisture, so I wanted to really put this insert to the test. One night we used it to stuff a pocket diaper…solo.
Guess what? No leaks! Yep, that sucker was heavy after 12+ hours, but I was so impressed it held up to a full night of use.
Öko Creations offers these along with several other baby and family body care products. If you’re in need of some Christmas gift ideas, head over and check them out!
Win a Baby Prize Pack from Öko Creations!
Öko Creations is generously offering one of my readers the chance to try all the baby items we reviewed – a Bibdana, cloth wipes, and a hemp insert! Enter in the giveaway widget below. This giveaway is open to residents of the US and Canada, 18+. All entries will be verified.
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Disclosure: I received sample items for review. All opinions expressed are completely honest and my own, based on my personal experience. Your experience may differ. Karen’s Got Mail, Housewife on a Mission and the Happy Holidays Giveaway Hop participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill their prize obligations. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and any other social media are not affiliated with this giveaway.
Samantha Levang is a contributor at This West Coast Mommy, specializing in cloth diaper and baby item reviews. She lives with her husband and one-year-old son in Washington state, and they look forward to welcoming a baby girl into the family this January. Between changing diapers and Braxton Hicks contractions, she enjoys landscape photography and the never-ending process of home decorating.