Monday, 27 April 2015

Charlie Banana review and GIVEAWAY




I am super excited about this post today you guys!

I was recently contacted by Charlie Banana to review one of their new nappies, and I even have one to giveaway! I was stoked to hear from them because I used Charlie Banana XS nappies during Sophie's newborn stage, and I was really happy with them. We have since moved on from her newborn nappies, and have changed from 'sized' nappies to 'one size' or OS.



I find that in terms of both value for money and waste reduction, 'one size' nappies are a great investment. They can grow with her, and I don't need to buy a new set of nappies each time she has a growth spurt. One of the downsides to most one size nappies though, are that they can be big and bulky, and in some cases, mean we go through clothing sizes faster. I was stoked to find that Charlie Banana OS diapers have a great feature, called "trim fit" design. They are way less bulky than some of my OS pairs, and I don't have to use onesie extenders when she wears them! Not only are they less bulky but they are super easy to use. There is a funky little pull tab (kind of like a bra strap) inside the insert cover, where you can change to your chosen size. It adjusts the fit around the leg, ensuring a leak proof and snug fit as she grows. Perfect for those chunky little bebe thighs! 



So, here is a confession, I tend to use disposable nappies when we go out to to lunch, to a barbecue, or when we go shopping (I'm a busy Mama, I'm not perfect y'all). It makes me a little frustrated though, because I want to use cloth as much as possible. But it is just a little easier you know? HOWEVER, I am super excited, because these cloth nappies can be used with a standard cloth insert OR a disposable insert! (Is it weird I get excited about diapers haha?!)... This innovation means, no need to buy any more disposable nappies (saving my money and everyone's environment), we get to keep the cuteness of the cloth and it is quick and easy to use cloth when out and about! So much easier! I didn't know this design of nappy even existed - mind blown!



Here is an image I pinched from the Charlie Banana website to show the 2 in 1 feature.


I am absolutely loving this cherry pair, and I am excited to be giving away a very pair of very Zen colored 'Sage' nappies. Are you a block color or pattern person with your nappies? I am a sucker for a pretty pattern, but love block colors for outfit photos. Here are some of my favorites! Aren't they the sweetest? Which is your favorite?



http://www.charliebanana.com/Best-One-Size-diapers_c_73.html




http://www.charliebanana.com/Pack-of-6--One-Size_c_185.html


I really liked my newborn Charlie Bananas, so I had actually been looking into getting some shipped here from the States before I received these to review. The good news is, there are some Charlie Banana retailers 'downunder' too! Follow this link to take you to a list of international stockists. For any readers in Australia, I really love this multi pack from Hello Charlie - such a good deal, and I LOVE the colors!





I believe that consumers can make major changes in the world. I am a big believer in companies giving back, and when I did some research into Charlie Banana, I found that money from each purchase goes to support Project Child Save. Charity donations are a big influence for me when I support a business! 

Between the OS trim fit function, the ability to use disposable and cloth inserts, the cute patterns and the way Charlie Banana supports these charities - I will definitely be buying more from them!


To enter to win a Charlie Banana one size nappy, in Sage color, see entry options below in the Rafflecopter. 
Competition is open internationally. 
It will close in one weeks time and winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter randomness.
Good luck! 


a Rafflecopter giveaway





Disclaimer:
Charlie Banana sent me these nappies to review. 
However, as with the rest of my blog, opinions are all my own. 
I only recommend products and companies I believe in. 
Being an honest Mama is the best way to be!

28 comments:

  1. These sound excellent! And what a great company!

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  2. I would love the blue chevron for my little one!

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    1. Isn't it cute? I love that pattern!

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  3. This would be awesome I have been looking into cloth diapers I would love to try this out!!

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    1. They are totally worth checking out! Good luck! xo

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  4. How fun! Would love to win, these nappies look amazing!xo

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  5. we can't wait to use charlies with our first little bean who is due in august! :)

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    1. You will be super happy with them! Good luck - not long now! xo

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  6. I love the construction print - haven't tried this brand before, would be keen :)

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  7. I like the construction print :)
    Jenna

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  8. Would love for my granddaughter so cute

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  9. That cherry print is darling! I love the sage too. I think I might start cloth diapering my twins!

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    1. I am definitely glad I started - have never looked back!

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  10. Oooooo I love a bit of chevron, and I also like blue despite having a girl. Just starting out in the world of cloth and and am so in love with so many designs already!

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    1. I have so much blue for my girl! xo

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    1. Isn't it sharp? Very trendy I think : )

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