AWE Süsse PD All-In-One Diaper Review

The AWE Süsse PD All-In-One Diaper was designed and created by three moms that decided to open an eco-friendly family store! Their store, AWE Süsse was named with their youngest children’s names in mind, along with their German heritage. They carry many of the brands we all know and love- but they also have created their own diaper!

About the Diaper

This diaper was designed with their babies in mind. It is easy to use for babysitters and daycare providers- but also absorbent enough for bedtime! The diaper has a PUL outer layer around French terry, to keep clothes dry. On the inside, you’ll find a layer of athletic jersey lining to pull the wetness away from baby’s sensitive skin. The absorbant stiched in insert is made up of French terry, organic cotton, bamboo and hemp. The insert is wrapped in organic cotton so only the softest material touches baby. With four rows of snaps, there’s many size settings to make sure your baby gets the best fit possible.

On to one of my favorite features: the rainbow snaps. We’ve seen rainbow snaps on Lalabye Baby diapers, and it’s one of their big selling points. The AWE Süsse PD All-In-One Diaper also has rainbow snaps to make diaper changes easy for other caretakers. Its super easy to grab a index card and color the outline of the diaper and then circle which color snap setting baby is currently fitting into. This makes it a million times easier to leave baby with someone that is unfamiliar with cloth diapering!

Want to use it on a newborn? This diaper also features an umbilical cord snap down! Because of the way the snaps are designed, you also have the option of a fifth rise to make it even tinier for the itty bittiest of babies! This diaper will start to fit around 8 lbs and fit until 35 lbs.

My Experience

I refuse to post about a diaper that did not work for us- because how can I tell you to use it if I wouldn’t? Well- this is not the case here! I love this diaper! It fits SUPER trim but it so absorbent. It even passed our bedtime test! 😉 Jackson seemed comfortable and his super sensitive skin wasn’t red, even after spending the night in it- which is a constant issue we have with using cloth for nighttime. The available designs are super adorable! I absolutely love the galaxy print: AWE Süsse Dreams. Isn’t it amazing?!

 

Overall- my experience with the diaper was fantastic. I love the elastics, the rainbow snaps, the materials used, and of course…. the absorbancy! This diaper is a winner in my book. I just wish I had a teeny tiny squish to try it on and see how it would fit on a newborn!

 

So now- a giveaway! You’ve seen what I like about the diaper so tell me in the comments- What’s your favorite feature of the AWE Süsse PD AIO diaper?

 
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Please note: I did receive the diapers for the review. All opinions expressed are 100% honest and my own.

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How to Make a OS Diaper into a Newborn Size

Most cloth diapering mamas know (or at some point realize) that one size diapers will not fit the tiniest of little humans. One size diapers will usually fit about 8lbs to 30lbs but there are plenty of room for leaks or explosions through the rather large leg holes. Here’s how to make a OS Diaper into a newborn size for your tiny baby!

alva os into newborn1 alva os into newborn2 alva os into newborn3 alva os into newborn4

The diaper that I used was one of my “China Cheapies.” It may take some trial and error on other diapers, but it will work on an Alva. Try this on your newborn baby and share a picture of your tiny Fluff Bum Baby!! 🙂

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Postpartum Depression- Its Not Just You!

Postpartum Depression affects 10-15% of mothers after having a new baby. About 80% of mothers get the “baby blues.” Something that I think everyone needs to understand: these are the percentages reported. I know that at my postpartum visits with my doctors, I did not admit or talk to my doctors about the baby blues or depression. Maybe I was in denial. Maybe I just didn’t want to talk about it. Honestly, I have no clue.

After giving birth to Baileigh, I was coping great. I had energy. I wasn’t in pain. I was feeling pretty awesome. Then reality set in and I was taking care of a newborn, an 18 month old toddler, a new house, my husband, and myself. I was overwhelmed. I had postpartum depression and I did not tell anyone. I’m sure friends and family caught onto it. I know my husband did especially after he would find me in the shower just balling my eyes out for no good reason. I was questioning myself as a mother, as a wife, as a person in general. It was bad. Sadly, this happens to more women than one would think. After having a baby, we’re supposed to be happy. But in reality, our hormones are going out of control and we have no control over our emotions.

I remember the days of just sitting on my couch and the day would just slip away. Before I knew it, my husband would be pulling into the driveway and I had not done a single load of laundry, picked up a toy, cleaned a dish, nothing. I had taken care of the babies and that was it. I had no motivation to do anything else. My housework was slacking. My husband was making dinner every night and my marriage wasn’t doing so great. I was falling apart and I didn’t want to talk about it.

Symptoms of PPD include (but are not limited to):

  • Irritability or hypersensitivity
  • Difficulty Concentrating
  • Anxiety and worry
  • Crying or tearfulness
  • Anger
  • Negative feelings such as sadness, hopelessness, helplessness, or guilt
  • Loss of interest in activities you usually enjoy
  • Difficulty sleeping (especially returning to sleep)
  • Fatigue or exhaustion
  • Changes in appetite or eating habits
  • Headaches, stomachaches, muscle or backaches

If you have PPD, talk to someone. Talk to your mother, your sister, your significant other, your friend. Talk to your doctor. Take preventative measures like placenta encapsulation (gross sounding, i know, but it supposedly works!). Relax and realize that it is normal to feel overwhelmed but its not normal to keep it all inside.

I had PPD for at least 4 months before I actually started to become myself again. I suffered. My family suffered. As soon as I started talking to my husband more about how I felt, I started to feel better. We communicated and it not only helped our marriage, but it helped him understand that I was having a harder time than he thought. He helped more around the house when I told him I needed it. I have been back to “normal” for about a year now and I have looked into things that I will do differently if we decide to have more children in the future that may help my chances for PPD to decrease. I may be that “crunchy” mama that tries Placenta Encapsulation and see if it really works! All I know is that I don’t want other mamas to feel as horrible as I did and that I will not make myself or my family suffer that badly again.

 

So tell me: did you suffer from PPD? And how did you handle it?

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