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Monday, February 13, 2012

SoftBums Echo Review and #Giveaway! US only! 3/13


I have been cloth diapering for a little over a year and it seems every couple months, I find a new feature to love about certain cloth diapers. While I am not a huge velcro fan, and 95% of my diapers are snap closure, I really wanted to try a SoftBums Echo diaper!
I was sent a SoftBums Echo cloth diaper in *Sugar and Spice Giraffes* print for review. 
Don't you just love that print!!?!
SoftBums Echo Features:
  • SoftBums Patent Pending Slide²Size is the ONLY variable adjustment of it's kind
  • Fits all legs widths from 4" - 14" for NO red marks EVER.  Made in the USA!
  • Choose your own Pods for a customized diapering system!
  • SoftBums Echo looks smaller than leading brands, because it's Ultra Trim
  • No Leaks, Thanks to Slide²Size Technology!
  • SoftBums Echo protects against rash; up to 80% less rash than disposables!
  • Industrial strength velcro closures are long lasting and won't "wear out" like other velcro
  • Reusable Echo shell saves money, space, and resources
From right to left~Echo Shell, DryTouch Pod and Mini Pod *a complete system*
 I am so used to stuffing pocket diapers...when I got this diaper, I got a little excited because there is no need to stuff anything! The "pod" just snaps in and the diaper is ready to use. This would eliminate a lot of diaper laundry time if I had more of these.
The Pod contains 4 layers of absorbent microfiber and are topped with creamy soft microfleece.
 Look at the photo below...you can actually SEE the softness! (the smoother texture is what will be against baby's skin)

The SoftBums Echo has a perfect fit on BuBu.
Since I started using this diaper, I am starting to love velcro! Having a velcro closure allows me to get the perfect fit around BuBu's waist. When using snaps, sometimes the snaps are in a bad spot, leaving me with the choice~ leave it loose or a bit too tight.
Cute bum shot~ not bulky at all!
Dressed, jeans fit nicely over her SoftBum Echo diaper!
Now, on to the exciting part...the sizing for this diaper is genius!
The SoftBums Echo diaper has a unique Slide2Size sizing system. The Slide2Size system allows you to adjust the size of the leg openings easily by using an elastic with a toggle, for each leg. If that confused you, please refer to the photo below.
There are two pieces of elastic~one for each leg. There is a small hole, in the top of the front of the diaper, where you can access these elastics. Pull them through and adjust to what you think would be a good size leg opening for your little one, snap in the pod, and put the diaper onto your baby's bum.**you can leave the elastics out in case you need to make adjustments. If adjustments are needed, simply use the toggle to tighten the leg openings or loosen them. Once you have found a good fit, tuck the elastics back into the hole. It may sound difficult, but I assure you, it is easy!!
Sized to the smallest setting~looks like the perfect size for a newborn*although I unfortunately didn't get to test it this way.
Largest setting~although the velcro would allow a larger waist setting.

SoftBum Echo diapers come in 9 colors and 4 super cute prints!

I have been nothing but impressed with the SoftBums Echo cloth diaper! This diaper washes and dries easily, it does not leak and the hook and loop velcro is heavy duty! By the way, the laundry tabs work GREAT! They stay fastened and did not snag my other diapers while in the washer and dryer. This diaper works 100% at containing poo...even tummy bug poo!! Most important, the SoftBums Echo has not left any red marks on BuBu's legs, waist or back! I haven't had an issue at all with this diaper! Definitely planning on adding at least one more of these to my stash!

Good news for all my snaps fans, SoftBums now come with snaps!!

To Purchase
You can purchase SoftBums at the SoftBums website as well as many of their retailers. The Echo shell retails for $21.95.
Connect with SoftBums on facebook, twitter and visit their blog!
Giveaway
SoftBums has generously offered one Green Mam-a Jam-a reader a SoftBums Echo diaper in their choice or color/print! Winner will also receive 1 regular DryTouch Pod!!
Thank you SoftBums for offering this awesome review and giveaway at Green mam-a Jam-a!!!

TO ENTER
Use the rafflecopter form below to enter. Only the mandatory entry(s) are required to be entered to win. All other entries are totally optional. Do one, some or all for more chances to win!

**Disclosure~ The product(s) in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation.


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105 comments:

  1. I like the Sugar and Spice Giraffes. Of course, if I have a boy, I'd have to get the Giraffes print. They are both cute.

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  2. I'd love the sage!
    kristisummit(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. I like the ocean color or the blooga print

    honingharmony at gmail dot com

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  4. I'd choose the ocean print.
    veganvigilante_bethechange@yahoo.com

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  5. The Sugar and Spice is definitely the cutest! I like the Bubble gum too!

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  6. I'd love the Chocolate color!

    huntermb3 at gmail dot com

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  7. Sugar and Spice Giraffes and bubble gum are cute!
    ykatrina at hotmail dot com

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  8. I would choose the sugar and spice!!!

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  9. I love the giraffe print
    sandy1955 at comcast dot net

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  10. How can we choose???? I like the ocean, giraffes and several others. If I win I may have to buy a few to go with it!
    Kristen Jeffery

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  11. I like the chocolate color.

    arobinson45 (at) woh.rr.com

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  12. I'd probably choose Blooga.
    mummytocharis{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  13. I would choose sugar and spice Giraffes or Bublegum

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  14. I would choose the chocolate color!
    fmgrice2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  15. I'd love the Later Gator print. ngiraldi at gmail dot com

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  16. I would choose the blooga print
    beth.rees333 at gmail dot com

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  17. I would choose nuclear pumpkin or later gator!

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  18. I would love a Firecracker diaper!!!
    Jodi J

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  19. Firecracker!

    hmahan_0529 @yahoo dot com

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  20. I'd choose Blooga or Later Gator

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  21. I would choose either Ocean or Blooga.

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  22. giraffes! :))
    kendall swentik
    paramore.freakk@ymail.com

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  23. the giraffe! so cute

    missrhe81 at yahoo dot com

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  24. BLOOGA! Ahh such a coolness of a diaper!
    sophieandmomma at gmail dot com

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  25. I love the giraffes!

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  26. I like Later Gator.

    ziggy28028 at yahoo dot com

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  27. laura4him@bellsouth.net
    I like the giraffes

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  28. giraffes

    annae07 at aol dot com

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  29. I would choose the bubblegum print if I won. It is so adorable.

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  30. nuclear pumpkin!

    cmcosman at yahoo.com

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  31. I love the Blooga, and the sugar and spice giraffe's that you have the pic of!

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  32. Sugar and Spice Giraffes is my favorite!

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  33. I love Firecracker!! But I also love giraffes. It's a hard choice.

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  34. Firecracker if they still have some left! :)

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  35. Sugar and Spice giraffes and Firecracker are my favorite.

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  36. I love the Bubblegum! Thanks! bekki1820cb at gmail dot com

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  38. Sorry, I forgot to tell you the print! I think I would actually choose Bright Green! These look super thick! They look amazing, I would actually try these because they look comfy and solid.

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  39. I really like the Firecracker and Chocolate, because they aren't gender specific, but I like all of the prints, too! That would be a toughy! :)
    Emily Blewett
    emily.blewett33@gmail.com

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  40. I'd definitely choose the Sugar & Spices Giraffe or the Blooga!

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  41. I would choose the sugar and spice giraffes!

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  42. I love the Sugar & Spice Giraffe!!!

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  43. I would pick sugar and spice giraffes:)

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  44. If I were the lucky winner, which would be so cool, I would get the Blooga print. I just love these little guys.

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  45. Love the ocean, but I'd have to go with those sugar and spice giraffes!

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  46. I thought the blooga, giraffes and later gator were cute. I also really liked the solids (probably firecracker or sage). :)

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  47. I love the Firecracker, Chocolate, and Blueberry colors, and the Later Gator print.

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  48. Sugar and spice giraffes or sprout.

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  49. I would have to have the Sugar and Spice Giraffes!

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  50. I would want the giraffe's print, I LOVE giraffes :)

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  51. I love Giraffes and Later Gator!

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  52. Love the Blooga! Also love the giraffes...

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  53. I love the Sage color!

    roroapple at aol dot com

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  54. That was a hard decision! I'd go with the Giraffe velcro it's the blueish w/ giraffes.
    Gladys P
    sps1113 at yahoo dot com

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  55. I like Ocean, nuclear pumpking and bubblegum.

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