Ubbi World Diaper Pail Review

Let me start out by saying this is the ONE diaper pail that will work for EVERYONE. It doesn’t matter if you use cloth diapers or disposable diapers. This amazing diaper pail will work with either! How? It doesn’t take any special bags. You can use a cloth pail liner or a trash bag! So while the cost may seem a little steep, you don’t have to constantly buy special bags or liners. It’s compact, comes in many colors and designs to match any decor, and keeps the stink away! What more could you ask for?!

The Ubbi Diaper Pail comes in many different prints and colors- literally something to match any decor. We use cloth diapers so we keep ours in the bathroom and it looks amazing! You really can’t tell it’s a diaper pail at first glance. My MIL thought it was just a hamper!

It is amazing at keeping stink in the pail and out of your space. Our bathroom is really small so any kind of smell can really linger around. Fortunately we have not had any smell problems while using this pail, even though it holds poopy diapers for up to 3 days. I let it air out for a few hours when I take the diapers out to wash and even then, we don’t have any stink issues! (And I’ll admit that I have a really stinky kid!!!)

And did I mention that it has a child lock? I don’t know about your kids, but I’ve found sippy cups and toys in the diaper pail before…. And that’s just gross! It’s simple enough to do one handed and in a hurry, but small enough that kids don’t really go for it to figure it out! Score!!!

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TBT- Two Kids in Diapers

Having two kids in diapers is a real life scenario for many parents. Some parents want to get the diapering days over with and for some, it just happens naturally! 😉 Our girls are 18 months apart so I had two in diapers for almost 18 months since Aubrey potty trained completely around 3 years old. For me, it wasn’t a total nightmare. It wasn’t really that bad at all! But I really wish that I had found cloth diapering before tackling the two in cloth scenario. We were in disposables almost the whole time! Can you just think about all that money that we just threw away?! Yeah, don’t remind me!

I think most of you know that I have not always been a cloth diapering mama. Aubrey was 100% a disposable diapered baby. We didn’t switch to cloth until after Baileigh turned one. We figured better late than never! (so it really is NEVER too late!)  I had attempted to switch Aubrey over when she was 2 for bedtime use, but it just did not happen. She was too excited to have on a pretty diaper! We had pink ones and purple ones, floral ones and ones with hearts on them… This led to her wanting a new diaper every 5 minutes. This just ended up me getting aggravated and throwing in the towel! So Aubrey really hasn’t had on cloth diapers. We cloth diapered Baileigh and disposable diapered Aubrey. Weird right??

For me, the worst part of diapering two kids was buying the diapers. I hated buying twice the amount of disposables and twice the amount of wipes. I felt like we were buying diapers every week. And of course, the kids just couldn’t run out of diapers at the same time. That would be too easy! I feel like cloth diapering would have SAVED my sanity as far as the buying part. Don’t get me wrong! I loved my frequent trips to Target. But now I enjoy going to Target for things other than diapers. And buying cloth is way more fun! Because what’s more therapeutic than some online diaper shopping and stalking the mailman?

Overall, two children isn’t too scary when it comes down to it. And especially with cloth since you’re already doing laundry and already working on your personal shopping addiction! 😉 If we had other children close in age again, I think I’d be more excited to have a reason to buy more diapers! More diapers means more fun! Right??

 

So tell me, are you diapering more than one child? How is that working out for you?

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The Honest Company Diapers Review

Although we use cloth diapers now 100% since we made the switch, I figured that doing a more natural brand of disposable would be nice for the mamas not ready to cloth diaper full time. Directly from their website:

  • Plant-based (PLA) inner & outer layers — gentle on your baby’s bottom
  • Sustainably harvested pulp – NO chlorine processing or harsh chemical bleaches
  • Natural citrus & chlorophyll odor-inhibitors
  • Bio-based wheat/corn blend in super-absorbent core — less sodium polyacrylate
  • Yes, diapers can be fun too! Cute, stylish designs for girls & boys — updated seasonally! Never miss out.
  • Comfy-stretch side panels & soft, refastenable tabs for perfect fit & wigglability!
  • Securely fitting moisture barrier cuffs prevent leakage & blowouts — fewer accidents, less laundry!
  • Simply pure — NO risky fragrances, lotions, or latex
  • Gentle, safe, and non-irritating for the most sensitive skin

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Honest Co. diapers pledge that they are free of chlorine processing, latex, lotions, fragrances, common allergens, phthalates, optical brighteners, PVC, heavy metals, organotins (MBT, DBT, TBT) & harsh petrochemical additives. If you have read my guest blog post on CloudMom or why we switched to cloth diapers then you already know what harmful things we put on our precious babies. (Click the links to be directed to those posts!) Having the knowledge of what is in your typical disposable diaper, you can feel better knowing that the Honest Co. keeps the diapers free of as many chemicals as they can.

There were things that I like, and things that I did not like…. They hold a lot of pee. And for us, that’s a very good thing as Baileigh is a super heavy wetter. In my opinion though, they do have a very distinct disposable diaper smell. Maybe I just never noticed them in the disposables we used to buy… but I could really smell them. They come in a variety of prints. If you don’t like the plain Jane white diapers or you don’t like Sesame Street characters on your diapers, then these will be perfect for you! They do run a little bit more expensive than the brands in your usual Target store. The Honest Co. is also a monthly subscription box. Each month, you can personalize your order with exactly what you need. If you need a little bit more, you can add more. If you need less, you can get less! If you want to “try” the different products, they do have a free trial with a sample of their essentials and of their diapers and wipes. For more information, click the affiliate banner at the bottom of the page to be taken to their website!

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I wonder when Bai will be too old to show her diapers off… She always thinks its hilarious!!

If you are interested in purchasing diapers from the Honest Company, click the banner below! 🙂 They have many more products free of other harsh chemicals for the whole family! There are vitamins, cleaning products, baby gear, and bath & body things for mama, baby and the entire family!

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What’s Currently on MY Baby’s Bum

Yes, miss Bai has on a disposable diaper! Oh my goodness! But… its a better than normal disposable diaper. We’re in the middle of doing an Honest Co. review so she has on one of their cute little diapers. You’ll have to wait at least a week longer to hear about WHY I like them and HOW I actually like them. But for now, you can do some research of your own. 🙂

Honest Diapers are Non-Toxic, Eco-Friendly, and Fashionable. Learn More!

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Why Cloth Diapers?

I feel like we started using cloth diapers a little late in the game. We had gone through Aubrey’s whole diapering lifetime using disposables and Baileigh was already around 14 months old. If I was lucky, we’d start potty training her in 9-10 months. I started to compare cloth and disposables in my own time without really talking to my husband about it. I just wanted to learn more about it. To me, knowledge is power. And not having a knowledge about my different options when it came to raising my children was just unacceptable in my book. Here are the top reasons why families make the switch or choose to cloth diaper full time:

  • Saves money.

I started looking at the difference of disposables and cloth financially and it just made sense. It was much easier to buy a few diapers and just keep using them instead of paying for diapers every week. We buy a little bit more detergent, use a little bit more electricity and water, but it still saves us money. Most of our stash consists of China Cheapies (Alvas) and prefolds and covers. CHEAP! But it works!! Another plus on saving money with cloth- you can use them with multiple babies. After Baileigh is potty trained, our diaper stash will be packed up and save for any future babies.

  • Better for the Earth.

When using a disposable diaper, you’re supposed to take out any waste before throwing it away. Did I do that when I use(d) disposables? Nope. And I’m sure not many people do. Just think of the amount of human waste that is in our landfills. Disease can easily spread through fecal matter and yet we’re putting it into our soil? The average disposable diaper will take hundreds to thousands of years to decompose. Each disposable diapered child will contribute about 2,000 diapers to your landfill over the course of their diapering lifetime (about 2 years).

  • No nasty chemicals on baby’s bum.

There are so many chemicals in disposable diapers that it sickens me. I did a lot of research on this in particular because it was really interesting on how this world works with these products. Dioxin, which is listed by the EPA as the most toxic of cancer related chemicals, is in our disposable diapers. Sodium polycarbonate is the gel that can sometimes leak out and end up on baby’s bum. It is also known as SAP. SAP was removed from tampons in the 1980s because of the risk of Toxic Shock Syndrome and because it was considered a breeding ground for bacteria. Please tell me why we won’t use these chemicals on ourselves but we have no issue putting them on our babies!

  • Babies in cloth usually potty train sooner.

Most babies potty train much sooner in cloth. It is believed that it is because they can feel the wetness much better in cloth verses today’s disposable diaper or pull up training pants. Most babies are potty trained by age

  • They’re adorable!!

Cloth diapers come in many colors, many designs, and even different textures! There is nothing cuter than a baby running around (or crawling around) with a little fluff bum and a shirt. (Maybe even some legwarmers if its chilly!) They may have a big bum from all the padding but it sure is cute!!

  • Convenient- no more late night diaper runs!

Have you ever ran out of diapers just before bedtime and had to make a run to Target, Walmart or the local grocery store?? I know we have!! With cloth diapers, you always see how many you have left and if you’re starting to run out…. you just go wash them! Simple. Easy. And you don’t have to put a bra on and get of your sweatpants to leave your house.

After looking at all the information I had crammed into my head, we decided together that cloth would be a better option for our family. Even if we don’t plan on having another baby, we’ve saved money from buying a smaller and cheaper stash instead of 5 or 6 boxes of disposable diapers. This was a great switch for us and we refuse to use up an entire box of disposables again. Will we buy and use them occasionally when she’s sick or we’re out and about? Yes. But we’ll spend a little more money and get safer disposables than Huggies or Pampers.

Tell me, why did you switch to cloth diapers or decide to cloth diaper from the start???

If you are in Central Ohio like me, you can visit Sprout Soup! It is our local store for carriers, cloth diapers, and other crunchy mama items!! 🙂

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