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My cloth diapering journey begins with AppleCheeks

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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  1. September 12, 2011 @ 10:39 am
    Annette Robertson

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

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  2. 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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  3. September 12, 2011 @ 10:49 am
    Narelle Galloway

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

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  4. September 12, 2011 @ 10:50 am
    Narelle Galloway

    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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  5. September 12, 2011 @ 10:53 am
    tiffany u

    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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  6. September 12, 2011 @ 11:05 am
    Belinda

    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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  7. 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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  8. September 12, 2011 @ 11:11 am
    Kassy

    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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  9. 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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  10. September 12, 2011 @ 11:30 am
    sandy

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

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  11. September 12, 2011 @ 11:31 am

    very cute! i am planning on using the prefolds, but these look like a great alternative!

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  12. September 12, 2011 @ 11:39 am
    Beth-Anne Graham

    Well, aside from they are super cute, I love the fact they are made in Canada. Aside, from WAHM’s. It’s very rare to find a company that still manufactures in North America, Canada to be precise :) I am from Canada, but live in the US and long for stuff from Canada. I have yet to use the Applecheeks diapers, but I do have about 12 of the size 1′s for our new baby coming in feb. I just ordered two size 2 last week, can’t wait for them to get here and start using them. I have been using the bamboo inserts with my daughter and I love them. They are super absorbant, super soft, easy to clean and dry. I love all the colours, the prints are my fave of course, lol. I am very impatiently waiting for my two prints and flushable liners to arrive, hopefully this week! Hope that covers why I love Appleheeks! Oh and of course, they’re ‘green’!

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  13. September 12, 2011 @ 11:39 am

    I love Love love cloth diapering. Not only is it cute, but its so much easier and a TON cheaper than sposies. I have not tried applecheeks but would love to, i have heard great things.

    BTW- Congrats on your new bundle and you will LOVE cloth, i promise.

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  14. September 12, 2011 @ 11:47 am
    Texas Momma

    I LOVE cloth diapers because of all the money they’ve saved me.I have spent less than $300 and will be able to finish out my daughter’s diapering years, plus use them with any future babies. As a SAHM, saving money is important to our family & I really wish I had started when I first looked into them when my second child was born in ’08, instead of waiting until my third was a year old this past June. But the main reason I could never go back to disposables is all the reading I’ve done about the chemicals that are in disposables. It’s a little frightening to think about what was wrapped around the bums of my first 2 kids for the first 2 1/2 years of their lives! Good luck with cloth & make sure you ask for help if you run into trouble…it’s nearly inevitable but there’s always someone out there who has battled the same problem & will be willing to help you!

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  15. September 12, 2011 @ 11:55 am
    Kasten

    We love applecheeks! We bought a few different brands to try and by far AppleCheeks are the favourite!

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  16. September 12, 2011 @ 12:07 pm
    Amy C

    I want to try cloth diapers, but I haven’t quite taken the plunge yet…I love how Applecheeks look though, and do have one of their swim diapers, which is wonderful! They are a great company!

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  17. September 12, 2011 @ 12:10 pm
    Kathy T

    I’ve heard Applecheeks are the best….would love to try them out.

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  18. September 12, 2011 @ 12:12 pm
    chey

    I like cloth diapers because they are environmental and I’d rather have cloth next to baby’s skin.

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  19. September 12, 2011 @ 12:22 pm
    April G

    I adore my Applecheeks! I love the women behind this company, and I love the fit of these diapers on both my skinny little girl and my chunky-monkey baby boy. :)

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  20. September 12, 2011 @ 12:47 pm

    I cloth diapered my son for a year and a half, and I LOVED it. Not only did it save me a ton of $$, it was easy and I LOVED the way it looked on his bum! I plan on cloth diapering my little girl too. Oh! And he never ever had diaper rash. Ever. It was awesome.

    Thanks for the giveaway Crissy!

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