Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Rearz Reviews and Giveaway

This post contains TWO Rearz reviews (the Flair and the Velour Fitted) and one giveaway!

Rears Flair Review

Small Fits 6-13 pounds and is 4-6-4 layers
Medium Fits 14-26 pounds and is 4-8-4 layers (this is what I tested)
Large Fits 27+ pounds and is 4-8-4 layers

Price Per Prefold:  ★★★☆☆  Depending on the size you need, the price does increase a little.  If you wish to purchase directly from the Rearz store, a price for 6 of these prefolds ranges from $29.99 to $39.99.  Which comes out to $5.00 per small, $5.83 per medium, and $6.67 per large. 

Absorbency:  ★★★★★ Like most prefolds, these are supremely absorbent and made of 100% unbleached DSQ cotton.  Paired with a cover (PUL, fleece, or wool) this made for an extremely absorbent and leak proof diapering solution!  When used at night, this prefold did hold with no leaks.  Although, the prefold seemed as though it was ready to burst at the seems with pee.  So I did end up putting an organic cotton booster between the folds just for added absorbency because who wants to have a wet kid in the morning!?  With the booster, I had no worries!

Ease of Use:  ★★★★★  My gosh this is an awesome prefold!  No more fiddling with pins or searching for your one and only snappi…this prefold snaps!!!  I LOVE that this diaper has snaps for easy on and easy off and you do not have to use another closure device!  It really takes a lot of the difficulty out of using prefolds!  This is where we all say in unison “why didn’t I think of that!?”

Overall, I really love this prefold!  The may be a little bit pricer than other prefolds, but not by much!  Plus, you are getting the added bonus of the snap closure!  I love the snaps!!

Total Stars 13/15

Rearz Fitted Velour Diaper

Small Fits 6-16 pounds
Medium Fits 14-24 pounds
Large Fits 25-42 pounds (this is what I tested)

Price Per Fitted:  ★★★★☆  I had to do a little bit of math on this one.  I could only find these fitteds for sale (here) in a package of 5 with a PUL cover for $68.23.  The PUL cover retails for $9.99.  That makes each individual fitted $11.65 – ish.  This is a great price for a fitted, and that is an even better price for 5 fitteds and a cover!

Absorbency:  ★★★★★  If I could give this fitted more stars for absorbency, I would!  My very heavy wetting daughter never once (not even at night) peed enough to leak.  Only at night did she even come close to filling the entire diaper.  Most mornings there were still dry areas!  This is seriously an amazingly absorbent fitted!  Of course this fitted (like all) is not completely water-proof and does require a cover.  I used this fitted with PUL, Fleece, and Wool covers…no problems or leaks with any of them!  This fitted it made of a luxuriously soft 100% cotton velour/terry that you just cannot believe how soft it is!  Even after many washes, this fitted is still the softest fitted I have come across!  Luxurious does not even come close!  Also, this fitted is made from Oeko Tex 100 certified dyes and fasteners so you can be assured that what touches baby is chemical free.

Fit:  ★★★★★ Since this is a sized fitted with aplix closure, there is nothing to adjust and you get the perfect fit every time.  The diaper has elastic around the waist and leg openings to fit nicely to baby and contain any leaks or messes.

Ease of Use:  ★★★★☆  As I said above, this fitted is a cinch to put on since it is an aplix closure and there is nothing to adjust.  The only complication that I found trouble getting all of this fitted under my OS covers.  I was sent a size large since my daughter is somewhere in the 25-27 pound range.  The fitted itself fit her wonderfully with room to spare, but because it is such a large size, OS covers just seemed to be too small to go over it.  I found that sized PUL covers, fleece, and wool fit best.  I would assume that the smaller sized fitteds would not have this problem.

Washing:  ★★★★☆  The fitted itself washes perfectly.  No matter what my daughter did, it washed well and all stains came out.  My only concern was that the laundry tabs always came undone in the wash and would of course create the dreaded diaper chain.  No matter what I did, the tabs came undone every time.

Overall Performance:  ★★★★★  I really loved this fitted.  It is extremely absorbent, luxuriously soft against baby’s bum, extremely well made, and fit well.  As long as you don’t mind the laundry tabs coming undone (or find a better way to stop them) and you have covers that fit over it, this is a dreamy fitted!

Total Stars:  27/30

See how the fitted just doesn't fit as well under the OS cover?  The Flip covers were better than other OS covers, but still.

To purchase direct from Rearz, please go here.  Or, Giveaway below!

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