I knew Immediately that Trish was running a business and offering a product I could definitely get behind. I encourage you to go read the Q&A and see for yourselves, but this is a huge part of why I say that.
“What inspired you start your business?
When I opened Revive Kidsignment in Uxbridge in March 2010 customers kept asking for cloth diapers. At their request I started carrying a sized cloth diaper that was $22 a diaper. Although people wanted to cloth diaper they felt they could not afford them. I started searching for a diaper that was a great product but cost effective at the same time. In the fall of 2010 I found what I was looking for and early in 2011 Kawartha Cloth was born and I opened it to the public in March 2011 both at Revive Kidsignment and online.”
What isn’t there to like about a Mom Entrepreneur with the initiative to get a great quality product out there at an affordable price?
I began to explore Kawartha Cloth to see what they had to offer and realised she wasn’t kidding when she said her diapers were cost effective! Starting at only $10 for a One Size Cloth Diaper these were definitely the least expensive I had come across in my search, especially when you factor in the longevity of this style as they fit babies from 7 lbs all the way to35 lbs!
You can only imagine how super excited I was when given a chance to review a cloth diaper from Kawartha Cloth and ultimately share the savings with you. As a matter of fact I also decided to purchase the “One of Each Package” from Kawartha Cloth as well which is perfect for someone just starting out like myself but a little unsure about making a huge investment. This package runs at only $47 (plus shipping) and includes 3 cloth pocket diapers with 2 microfiber inserts each (1 regular, 1 print & 1 minky), a 10 pack of cloth wipes, a 2oz bag of Eco Sprout detergent and 1 small minky wet bag.
As soon as I received the diapers I immediately went to the Kawartha Cloth website to
check their FAQ containing all the necessary care and use information. As recommended I immediately gave the diapers, inserts and wipes a wash using the Eco Sprout detergent then threw in the dryer on low.
As soon as they were dry I stuffed the cute little Yellow, Blue, Black & White Circles Print Cloth Diaper with one of the inserts. I found the inside of the diaper to be incredibly soft and knew right away that Keira would love it after having nothing but disposable diapers on her delicate skin. I could tell these diapers were well made; I didn’t see a stitch out of place or even a stray thread when I inspected it. These feature a single back pocket for the inserts, elastic at the legs and back as well as snaps and cross snaps to size the diaper from newborn to potty training.
Keira is 6 months adjusted now but weighs under 12 lbs still and is a lean baby. I followed the instructions for sizing the diaper using snaps and watched the video to see how to adjust the leg holes as well. I will admit I was about as nervous as the first time I got to put a disposable on Keira but the second I got her positioned I realised it was just as easy to get on her! The snaps did up easy and held really well when I tested them. So far so good! Now for the real test… 3 hours without a change with only a single insert in the pocket as she doesn’t seem to be a super heavy diaper wetter.
I was really quite pleased with how cute and comfortable these diapers were on her, and especially loved the pattern of the one I got to review. With so many colours and patterns in their inventory you are sure to find new fluff for your diaper stash!
I was impressed to find that after 3 hours of playing and napping to find she had not leaked at all anywhere. When I went to change the diaper I found the diaper itself was surprisingly dry inside. I was not expecting that at all! The insert in the pocket though was wet to the touch when I checked.
With the next diaper change came something I was dreading… the first cloth diaper poop. Since I don’t have a diaper sprayer and haven’t made one myself I just knocked what I could into the toilet then flushed. Then I swished it around in the clean water and flushed and then held it in and flushed once the toilet filled again which got most of the poop off and also soaked the diaper so I could store it away wet to prevent staining of the diaper. I will admit it was about as disgusting as rolling up a poo filled disposable diaper… so while not enjoyable it wasn’t as terrible as I had believed. I was also happy that although the poo had piled towards a leg nothing had actually escaped the elastic around the leg. No Blow Out!
Next came the big test. Overnight. For this test I stuffed the diaper with two of the inserts before putting it on her. This made the diaper a little bulky due to it already being set to the smallest size but honestly it wasn’t that bad and actually made her sleeper fit better. I was a little nervous to check when she got up 12 hours later to see what was going on in her Swaddle bag but was happy to once again find no leaks!
The last test for me was washing and drying. I once again followed directions and ran a pre-rinse, washed with Eco Sprout Detergent and then ran a second rinse. Once this was complete I checked the poo diaper and it was as new looking as when I first opened the package! I was relieved that they cleaned so well and easily.
I think I am in love with these fabulous pocket diapers from Kawartha Cloth and I’d like to thank Kawartha Cloth for making our first experience with cloth diapering a great one!
Disclaimer: The product or products mentioned above were provided free of charge from the company to facilitate my review. As always, the opinions expressed are my own. No monetary compensation was received.