My cloth diapering journey begins with AppleCheeks

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Have you heard of AppleCheeks diapers?

I am not particularly crunchy, or granola, or green. I mean, I get it, and I wish I had more of these leanings, but speaking in adjectives, I think I’m probably more on the soggy side, so when Katie, a representative from AppleCheeks diapers emailed me recently and asked me if I had ever considered cloth diapering, I was taken somewhat by surprise. Seriously? Cloth diapers?

I admitted to Katie that I had never really considered using cloth diapers, then, followed up with a barrage of questions, most of them involving poop. I mean, there are a lot of questions to be answered about poop (ahem, flushable liners!), stains, and washing, you know?

After clicking over to the AppleCheeks diapers website, and doing a little research about their system, I was left with a few thoughts. My first thought was holy wow, these diapers are cute. I am not going to kid you by pretending that the following considerations trump the cute factor, because they really don’t, however, I do love the idea of saving money, preserving the environment, and putting safer materials next to my baby’s skin.

Now, back to the cute. Just… look.

AppleCheeks Diapers

AppleCheeks Diapers

AppleCheeks Diapers

AppleCheeks Cloth Diapers

From the AppleCheeks diapers website:

New advances in textile technology allow for amazingly trim fitting washable diapers that unstuff by themselves in the wash!. Gone are the days of bulky plastic pants and saggy, wet bottoms. Pins and Snappis are a thing of the past. AppleCheeks cloth diaper bring you the ultimate in form and function, combining effective leak control with attractive styling. Imagine a dry bottom that actually looks good! Who knew? (from: applecheeks.com)

Applecheeks Pocket Diaper

So, while I am a little nervous, I am going to give this a shot with our little girl when she is born in December. I’ve been reaching out to so many cloth diapering moms over the past few weeks, asking them pointed questions about their experience with cloth diapers, and trying to gauge whether or not this is something that I can handle. From what I am learning, cloth diapering is definitely doable for regular (non-superwoman) moms, and that the benefits are really incredible.

I am so excited to be working with AppleCheeks, and I feel like I was really lucky to have been contacted by this particular company. Almost every cloth diapering mom that I have reached out to for insight has confirmed that AppleCheeks is a fantastic brand, with a quality diaper and fabulous customer support. More to come as baby’s birth day draws near!

Disclosure: AppleCheeks diapers provided me with a selection of their products to try. Opinions are my own!

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Crissy Page

Crissy Page is the founder and CEO of Dear Crissy and Parent Pretty. She lives in Ohio with her husband and two spirited and super-cool kids.

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  1. tubbytelly — September 12, 2011 @ 10:32 am (#)

    Apple cheeks are just too gorgeous, that is why!

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  2. Devon Copsey — September 12, 2011 @ 10:33 am (#)

    I am currently trying to switch to cloth diapers. I have the old fashion prefolds — Not liking them at all and neither is my son. I would love to try something different.

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  3. Andrea S — September 12, 2011 @ 10:34 am (#)

    I love cloth diapers because they are so much better for our little one. It wasn’t until whe one time we used sposies while we were on an overnight trip that we realized just how much we love cloth! Also, cloth diapers are just SO cute :-)

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  4. Mommy of vaeh — September 12, 2011 @ 10:38 am (#)

    My lil one is special needs and diapers get expensive. I want to try cloth diapers, but don’t beaver the money to get started, but love the look of apple cheeks!

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  5. Aubrey — September 12, 2011 @ 10:38 am (#)

    I love the concept of the applecheeks system!

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  6. Annette Robertson — September 12, 2011 @ 10:39 am (#)

    I love cloth diapers because they are better for the environment, better for my baby and so cute.

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  7. Melanie Burgess — September 12, 2011 @ 10:40 am (#)

    I only just started cloth diapering this month, and let me tell you, I’m in love. My son’s bottom looks so much happier, and I just feel GOOD about what I put on him now. Disposables made me feel dirty inside, and they weren’t even on my bottom!

    Anyway, I’ve been looking into Apple Cheeks, and I’d really love to try them! They seem great!

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  8. Narelle Galloway — September 12, 2011 @ 10:49 am (#)

    I would LOVE TO WIN!!!! Thanks so much for the chance!

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  9. Narelle Galloway — September 12, 2011 @ 10:50 am (#)

    This is my first child to have CD’d with, but I love them especially for the cute factor as well…LOL

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  10. tiffany u — September 12, 2011 @ 10:53 am (#)

    It started out as a way to save money with 2 kids in diapers but 6 months in and there are so many other reasons. The environment, not to mention all of the chemicals in sposies, also lower incidents of rashes and so on. My only suggestion to other newbies is invest or diy yourself a diaper sprayer. I would love to try Applecheeks because every diaper fits a little bit differently and I hope to try them all!

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  11. Belinda — September 12, 2011 @ 11:05 am (#)

    Like you I am planning to try cloth diapers when my little girl arrives in November. I have done a lot of research and am going to go with AppleCheeks. I’m glad to hear that I’m not the only one who is nervous and glad that it is something normal moms say is easy!

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  12. alexis — September 12, 2011 @ 11:11 am (#)

    Aside from all the environmental stuff, and cute stuff…it takes the ickiest part of parenting and makes even that special.

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  13. Kassy — September 12, 2011 @ 11:11 am (#)

    Hi Crissy, I am a SAHM to 4 boys ranging in ages 9 years down to 3 months. I started my cloth diapering journey with #4 and love it so much I switched my 2 year old (who is semi-potty trained) to cloth as well! I have several different brands in my stash but Applecheeks are by far my favorite. They are super soft, the inserts are incredibly absorbant, easy to put on, easy to wash, and they are SO CUTE. I love all the vibrant colors! They are my “go to” diaper. You will love using them with your sweet little one when she arrives! Modern cloth diapering is so easy and financially smart (if you don’t get addicted to buying all the cute ones that come out and truly just buy what you need). If you use them on more than one baby then you really save money! I’m not a crunchy momma either so the environmental benefits are just an extra bonus for me. It has made me a little more aware though and I have caught myself a couple of times line drying clothes that don’t have to be. :)

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  14. Shakeeta W — September 12, 2011 @ 11:29 am (#)

    I want to try AppleCheeks because I love the look and I love the trimness of them! Bulky diapers is probably my biggest CD complaint (but it’s not big enough to make me switch to disposables!).

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  15. sandy — September 12, 2011 @ 11:30 am (#)

    I have not tried cloth diapers but I would really like to try!

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