Thursday, December 6, 2012

Lots of Options with LilHelper #Clothdiapers Spotlight

Coming down to the wire of Fluff Stash giveawy event, we have another great sponsor, lilhelper.ca. This is the rare case of a cloth diaper business founded and run by two men. Not only do they offer several diapering options along with accessories, they are also returning good to the community in the form of cloth diaper donations. For every three diapers bought, one is donated to organizations working with needy families in Canada and the US. What a fantastic idea!
After communicating with Mohammed, one of the owners, this is the surprisingly large review package I received, along with a hand written note. I was overwhelmed. He had already thanked me for my hard work before I had done anything! Included was the Original lilhelper diaper, the Charcoal Bamboo diaper, extra unbleached cotton inserts, bamboo wipes, and a wetbag.


Just a warning, I will over use the word soft, starting now :) The bamboo wipes were as soft as a certain thick and puffy tissue you may have used once or twice in your life. They are about 8 inches square with two different textured sides. Love them. The wetbag was a small one with a drawstring, perfect for toting around on trips for a few diapers and wipes or for using at home for your mama cloth...

The two versions of the diapers have double inserts and are no different in size from each other. They are a little different in other ways, though. The Original has somewhat larger snaps and a soft PUL outer with a slight sheen while the Charcoal Bamboo diaper has 'regulation' snaps the same color as the diaper as well as a surprisingly soft t-shirt like outer.


All lilhelper.ca diapers have snap-in inserts that are interchangeable. So you can snap out a wet one and replace as long as the cover inner isn't soaked or pooped on. That is a great option to have.  These inserts also snap together, the booster is a little thicker and shorter. I love that the inserts are heavily contoured on the ends, so that I can fold and put both larger sides together in front for Tubby's wetness area.

It seemed like there were a lot of snaps to deal with, but that is only because I haven't dealt with many AI2 diapers. This seems to be a common characteristic of these type of diapers.

We got a really good fit. The diapers were stretchy and quite accommodating. Tubby did not complain about them being too tight. I was able to fold and double stuff the contoured inserts as mentioned and they still made a comfortable, snug fit.

Now you are probably wondering what the big deal is with the Charcoal Bamboo, what exactly is it. Well, this is what makes this diaper different than the Original or even the Organic Bamboo diaper that lilhelper offers. The charcoal makes the fabric suck in both smells and wetness to keep baby drier and rash free. These diapers are so good at their job that they are recommended by pediatricians. Wow.

Both diapers performed well. I will repeat that I love contoured inserts since they hold wetness where we need it most, in front! Tubby's skin was less irritated when using the Charcoal Bamboo inserts.  We have been having some recurring rash trouble so I like to notice when diapers work better to keep it at bay. We are lucky to have this option.

Thanks to both Mohammed and Nader, one lucky winner for the Fluff Stash giveaway event will win a lilhelper.ca diaper! Be sure to check out their facebook page as well so that you keep updated on news and products.

Disclosure: I was provided free products for review. The opinions in this review are my own true experiences, however, yours may be different.

21 comments :

  1. Wow, that's an awesome package! I'm really loving the look of that charcoal bamboo diaper! I'll have to check Lilhelper.ca out :)

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  2. I am def going to look more into these diapers! i love that the charcoal also absorbs smells

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  3. I had never heard of charcoal bamboo before, interesting! I really like that this company donates diapers but they keep it local.

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  4. I've heard so many good things about bamboo diapers--I really want to try one!

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  5. Sounds like a great company! Great idea to use charcoal!

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  6. Soft is good! Love the looks of these diapers.

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  7. Looks great! I'm thinking charcoal bamboo is hitting big now! I seriously wanna try them out!

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  8. I always have wanted to try charcoal. I think I might have to now.

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  9. Wow, the inside looks so soft!

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  10. I had no idea that charcoal in the fabric would absorb smells! What an awesome feature. This looks like a great diaper all-around, I'd love to try one!

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  11. I haven't used charcoal before but how intriguing that it also absorbs smells! Thanks for teaching me about them! :) Great review--as always!

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  12. I always thought the charcoal referred to the color! I never realized there was charcoal in the diaper. Fascinating!

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  13. these are simply adorable

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  14. I would like to try these diapers. Great review and I like you mentioned they keep baby drier and rash free. Thanks.

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  15. it absorbs smells?? i like!

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  16. I really like the idea of charcoal bamboo diapers! Thank you for the review!

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  17. I would love to try Lil Helper's bamboo diapers with the charcoal bamboo inserts, I have heard so many great things about them!I love that they are so absorbent while also helping to minimize the risk of diaper rash.

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  18. I'd like to try these diapers I've never used charcoal bamboo inserts . I like that they're Dr recommeneded and that they absorb odors. Cute too

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  19. The look of these diapers are awesome. and it's great that they absorb smells, too! :)

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  20. I love bamboo charcoal !! it's natural and stay dry what more could you ask for!! I just now am realizing my diapers that have it don't smell as bad! didn't know that !

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  21. They have excellent customer service! I really like the charcoal bamboo inserts as well. I find that they don't work well for me as an AI2 as the cover always seemed to get wet, so I use my extra set of bamboo inserts layed in one of my other diaper covers. You can also use a CB booster on top of a bamboo insert. I did find the CB cover a little small towards the end of my diapering days with my then 2 1/2 year old.

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