So, for those of you who have been reading my post here lately, you probably have realized that I have gotten on a bit of an all natural, Eco-Friendly trip. I won't lie, I used to think all natural products probably didn't work as well, or was overpriced. Therefore, I never really thought I'd get addicted to all-natural products. I have been experimenting with a little bit of everything, and the last thing I received had ventured me off into a whole new mindset about Eco-Friendly.
While searching for companies to work with that could potentially feed my new addiction, I came across EverydayHappy. They have cleaning products, family kits, and diaper kits. They were so nice, and they sent me the Diaper + Family Kit.
Here is a little bit about EverydayHappy:
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We’re a group of moms and dads who want nothing but the best for our kids. With a deep respect for healthy, sustainable living, we want the best for our planet, too. Though it might sound cheesy, we really do think that kids are the future. We’re a pretty diverse team: Stay-at-home parents, entrepreneurs, athletes, programmers, academics, writers, artists, dreamers -- we span all walks of life. And yet, despite our differences, our mission to provide a healthy, happy, beautiful world for our children has brought us together.
Such kind people they are. I received that super cute bag, which is now our diaper bag, because with a toddler, you don't have as much that you have to carry around all the time. Also, they sent me two packs of diapers (size 4, which is 30 diapers a bag), 80 count wipes, shampoo & body wash, liquid hand soap, face & body lotion, and their laundry detergent.
We will start off with these two. I have never used any other baby shampoo/body wash other than Johnson's. What made me decided to try all natural? I was on Facebook messaging my cousin, when she asked what I was doing, I replied with a photo of my son in a bubble fantasy of a bath. She proceeds to tell me that it isn't recommended for babies to take a bath with bubbles made from Johnson's shampoo as well as similar brands because something in it causes irritation to the babies...well...parts, that can cause urinary tract infections. I was absolutely in shock, as we done this almost every bath time! Although it is more likely to happen with girls, it has happened to little boys as well. I mean, that's a bit uneasy for someone who does this every day. I had noticed before some redness to his 'area' after baths, and I didn't think anything about it until she told me and I looked it up. As soon as bath time came around, we tried out our new products. The shampoo is lightly scented, so it isn't overbearing, which I'm not fond of strong smelling baby shampoos anyways. It lathers so nicely. Something in it made his little curls perk right up, which I love. It left his head full of hair so clean, and once it dried, his hair had a ton of volume, so he had a wild head of hair going on. I did take note to there were no sort of redness going on anywhere. He has sensitive skin, and eczema, so to see he didn't have any rough patches made this well worth the try. We got him out and used the lotion, which has such a nice fragrance, and again, no rashes or rough spots, and he was silky smooth. Definitely a must have, both of them.
Now onto the diapers. Do you see that amazing fit? I know all of the big brands advertise for snug fit. Well, let me tell you this. They fit snug, until they take off running, or crawling, then they start to ease down. It will look like your kid has done peed a million times, but it is just droopy. There are negatives and positives to these diapers. The positives - They fit super snug, which is great. These are so great at masking the look of being used, I have to check a ton because I can't notice when he has peed. They are that absorbent, for real. As you can see in the picture, the absorbent padding comes up to almost the top of the diaper, which helps fight leak-throughs. At night, if my son has a sippy cup to go to bed, he is guaranteed to pee, but he doesn't wake me up when he needs to be changed, so I have to wake up periodically to check him out to make sure he is good, or to change him. With that being said, I'll head on to the negatives. The negatives - definitely not a nighttime diaper, my son had soaked the bed several times, which is normally a rare occasion for him. Might do better on like newborns, who have itsy-bitsy potty breaks, but with a 2 year old, they just pee too much for it at night. On another note, if your child doesn't take a sippy in order to fall asleep, this would totally be perfect! Don't take it wrong, they are definitely great for during the day! That is the only bad thing I have to say about them. Oh and the design is so simple that it's adorable!
The laundry detergent. Now, this stuff smells so amazing, I have been using this on our blankets. It has a baby fresh scent, it's light, so it is very lovely. It cleans really good, takes out everything. This is the second all natural laundry soap/detergent I have tried. If you like the idea of your laundry product looking like the consistency of normal detergents, this is the one for you. Whereas, the other brand I reviewed (can be found under Eco-Friendly tab), theirs is to be mixed at home, and is water based, so it takes the water consistency. Really comes down to whatever tickles your fancy. Great detergent though, and does really good on toddler clothes, with them being so messy and smelly. Definitely worth getting.
The hand soap. It is unscented, which doesn't bother me. As long as my hands are clean, I'm fine with no scent. It doesn't bubbly lather, but hey, not every hand soap does. It will take off anything that may be on your hands. I normally just use my Dawn Simple stuff, but here is a mighty comparison for you. When I hand mix hamburger meat and seasonings for hamburgers, I normally have to use Dawn two or three times to get the icky off, well, once was a charm with this product. Took everything off, leaving a nice, soft pair of hands! I will not complain, that's saving more for later!
You can purchase all these items individually if you'd like them that way, or you can get them delivered monthly. The diaper + family care kit is $147.00 for a one time purchase, or you can get it sent monthly for $115.90 + $5.95 shipping. Hey, if you are all about saving money, and like the products enough to want them constantly, this is the deal of a lifetime for you. I highly recommend their products, as they are all natural, and definitely serve their purpose in my household!
Keep an eye out for a giveaway of your choice of Diaper Kit or Family Kit, coming 12/11/15!
**Disclaimer: I was sent these products for review purposes. This post contains my 100% honest opinions, and I was not compensated in any other way.