Sunday, February 2, 2014

{CLOSED} Cloth Diaper Contests & Giveaways Pick For 2014 Favorite Things - AppleCheeks!!


Welcome to the Favorite Things Giveaway Hop, hosted
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Each blogger participating has a great cloth diaper prize for you to win, worth at least $20, so after you enter mine, be sure to hop around to all the others in the linky! Don’t forget to enter to win the GRAND PRIZE for the event!
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I had a hard time choosing what MY favourite Cloth Diapering item is for 2014, so I decided to pick YOUR favourite item! I have been around CDs now for almost 4years and until recently did not understand just how incredibly huge the 'cult' following of AppleCheeks truly is! Whether in my local groups or on the Cloth Diaper Contests Facebook page YOU clearly love your AppleCheeks.
Now, I have a confession to make - don't judge - I haven't actually drank the AppleCheeks Kool-Aid yet! (insert loud gasp here) Much to my surprise, I didn't know much about them until after my second was born, and by then I already had more pocket diapers than I needed so I didn't take the plunge. I had tried a similar brand/style for the first time when DD was small and DH wasn't a fan so I didn't invest. Shocker for me really because I was sure I had tried almost everything at least once and had at least one of everything in my stash. I am clearly missing out here because I seem to hear so much these days from CD moms about AppleCheeks!


THE RUN DOWN

Two Sized (Size One ~7 – 20lbs & Size Two ~18 – 40lbs)
Envelope Cover System (basically a pocket diaper)
Outer PUL
Inner Microfleece
Two rows of snaps
Elastics at legs & waist
Designed & Manufactured in Montreal, Quebec, Canada

THE JUDGEMENT

Going through what I normally would for a review, here are some of my thoughts & the thoughts of some others I've spoke with. Just remember, these are my thoughts/opinions on research only and I have not actually used one on babe myself. 

Absorbency
Best thing about an envelope/pocket style diaper is the ability to customize absorbency! This is why pockets make up a significant portion of my stash. Now the AC seems to be as popular as the diapers and a local mom I know says they are the "trimmest and most versatile of all the inserts we have" (MB).

Cuteness/Colors/Prints
I am fairly certain half of the AppleCheeks popularity comes from their rainbow of cute colours! They are constantly changing them, adding and discounting all the time and do some really fun things to engage fans in the process! (see their videos and follow them on facebook for these)
Drying
Any diaper made of microfleece and pul tend to dry very quickly, so I imagine these would be no different!

Ease of Use & Fit
I have combined these two together because envelopes/pockets are super easy to use for the most part. The AC system is a 2 sized system which in general should mean a better fit on both bigger and smaller babes. However almost all the negative feedback I heard was around fit. That there is a bit of a size gap between 1 & 2 and many people struggle to get the right fit. Either too loose or too tight resulting in leaks. On the flip side, many who love them it was because they found a great fit.


Price
~$19 USD per cover
~$20 CAD per cover

~$9 USD/CAD per 2 layer bamboo insert

Quality / Wear& Tear
Everything I have read or heard from customers is that this product stands up to the test of time well. They hold a high resale value and feedback from fans is their customer service is amazing!

Travel Worthy
Going on my experience with other pockets, fairly easy to pack around depending on what your stuffing. Personally pockets aren't my first choice for travelling, but that is because we stuff with monster inserts and it can be a lot to pack.

Overall
What do I love most? They are a Canadian made product, cute/fun colours, resale value, great customer service, and an incredible AC "community". What do I love least? The two size system (for simplicity sake), and buying extra inserts.

Buy It
In Canada try One Posh Baby (*affiliate link)
http://www.clothdiaperscanada.com/?AffId=3

In USA try Diaper Junction (*affiliate link)
http://www.diaperjunction.com/?AffId=563

WIN 2 APPLECHEEKS COVERS

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Disclosure:
Cloth Diaper Revival and the Favorite Things participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.
This giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada. Entries are accepted until February 17th 2014 Midnight. Winner will be chosen using Rafflecopter, and notified by email and/or facebook. Winner has 48 hours to respond before the prize is forfeited and a new winner is chosen. Prize is shipped from chosen Supplier. This giveaway is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by AppleCheeks. This giveaway is also not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, nor associated with Facebook. By entering, you release Facebook from any responsibility and understand that the information entered on this form will not be disclosed to Facebook.
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141 comments:

Daniannieb said...

I have not tried AppleCheeks before, but I would like to. I would like the Lucia and then whatever the pink color is called.

Catherine said...

Have not tried these but would try the blue, red or pink

Natalie said...

I love AppleCheeks!! The next color I want is the Feb 14 reveal!!

MSR said...

I would love to try out apple cheeks but I don't have the money.

Rebecca said...

I haven't tried them, but I love st lucia

Tannis said...

I haven't tried them yet. I think the pocket style and serged edges look nice. I like emerald city and steel me.

Ally E said...

I have 2 so far, and I love them. Their so cute with the ruffles, love the bamboo insert.
I would pick
steel me and orange you glad

Helen said...

Haven't tried... Yet! But I love Orange you glad

Falina Hoffman said...

Can't wait to see who wins!!

Mandy Rousch said...

I have never tried Apple Cheeks but have been wanting to! I would love the baby blue and green colors!

Shalaina Simmons said...

I have two applecheeks so far and I love them for daytime use. If I could get any color/print it would be a size 2 delicious. But I could also go for a cherry tomato or steel me

cbatten said...

I love my Applecheeks! The fit, the colours, the ruffles! I'd choose Sm and le.

Elaine Pelley said...

Love red and oranges!! Ruffles!

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Melissa Gosbee said...

I'd love win some Applecheeks!! In needing size 2s:)

Jen P said...

We have some AC in our stash. I'd choose steel me and Appleton. Excited to see the vday reveal

JessicaH08 said...

I have not tried these diapers but would love to give them a try if I win!!! I would need size 2!

VI Mom said...

I have yet to try them, my babe is coming in April!

Melanie said...

I love my Applecheeks- I just have one but I love the gentle elastic and the great fit, and the cute leg ruffles!

Christine said...

I *LOVE* them! The front elastic is brilliant, especially for tummy sleepers! I would pick Winging It and Beet It if I had the chance, but likely would end up with Cherry Tomato and Chocolate or Steel Me.

Taylor Schell said...

I've never tried applecheeks before but I've been trying to win one for a while! I love that they have bamboo inserts, and I would definitely choose lake echo- loooove black diapers!

Amanda McD said...

I LOVE AppleCheeks! I sold off most of my stash to buy more :) Current fave colours are Steel Me and Lake Echo <3

Kristen Sveinson said...

Loooooove them, and I'd pick steel me!

Lisa H said...

I've never tried Applecheeks but I've always wanted to. I like the Steel Me color.

nikki lynn said...

I haven't tried AC yet, but have only heard good things. I like the cherry tomato

Dee said...

I have never tried Applecheeks but I would love to!

MeganYouHappyCrochet said...

I have not tried AC yet, but would love to. Would choose either emerald city or cherry tomato

Julie said...

I haven't tried them, but I think they're very cute. I like the cherry tomato color the best.
Rafflecopter name: Jay Dee

Melissa said...

Yes, we love Applecheeks! I would choose Storm Reborn because it's the only regular line up color I don't have!

Courtney Nelles said...

I haven't tried them, but I love the Steel Me colour.

Norma Linda Martinez said...

Applecheeks are my favorite!

Krystal and Scott said...

we love applecheeks! they are our favorites and are about 60% of our stash. we are working on converting to all ac's and would love to win a fmn and a new release!

Scianda Long said...

I love Applecheeks. I would pick Raspberry Sorbet and Lake Echo

Sarah Hayes said...

i love how big the pocket is so its easy to use for nights. i would love the lake echo cover

Bonnie W. said...

I have not tried AppleCheeks before. but I love Wingin It!

Becky Nixon said...

I haven't tried the envelope cover but have a bamboo insert that I LOVE! If I won, I would choose Lake Echo and Orange You Glad.

Isabelle Harvey said...

I have never tried Applecheeks diapers before but I would love to win one. I would pick any gender neutral color.

Leela R. said...

I have one cover and really like it because of the fit. If I could get another I'd pick Steel Me.

Michelle Holmstrom said...

I've never tried Applecheeks, but everyone raves over them. Steel Me looks like an awesome color.

Keara B. said...

I've never tried Applecheeks before, but I'd love to because I've heard wonderful things. Plus, they look so cute! I really like their bright colors, especially Appletini.

Katie Easton said...

never used an Apple Cheeks but have heard awesome things from them from friends who have so I would love to! And I would want a bright pink or girly pattern for my baby girl!

Unknown said...

Would love to try a Applecheeks in any neutral or boy color!

The Vernon Family said...

Um, yep I love AppleCheeks. Great fit, inserts remove themselves, cute colors, and pretty ruffles!

Ali Girard said...

I love applecheeks!!! They are such a great fit on my little girl, the elastic is soft which is so nice. I love the raspberry sorbet and steel me

Jenny K said...

I have 1 and I love the ruffles!

AJ said...

I love the Steel Me color. What a unique color to pair with so many things!

Tracy Gordon said...

I haven't tried apple cheeks. I love the colors. I would pick raspberry sorbet and steel me!

Maegan Washington said...

We haven't tried Applecheeks but would love too! If I won, I'd choose St. Lucia and Appletini!

rebecca said...

We haven't tried Applecheeks yet but would love to. If we won we'd probably pick the pink or light blue

Rick and Jennifer said...

I haven't tried one yet. I would choose St Lucia and Orange You Glad.

Samantha Yoder said...

I have never tried AppleCheeks covers before but I would love to have a black or gray one

aus_chick said...

I've never tried apple cheeks but i hear so many good things about them! I'd go with some gender neutral colors - bright red is gender neutral, right? ;-)

jennifer nutter said...

I have never tried applechecks before I would love to.! I do dig Steel~me or Echo. Swoon*

petchk79 said...

I have not tried them before, but I hear such great things about this brand! I would love to try them, they look like they are such good quality, I would love the Cherry Tomato!

N Bear said...

I have not tried them, but would really love to. I would choose St. Lucia and Dark Chocolate.

Beki said...

nope i never tried one but i would love to i would love the cherry tomato or lake echo

One Southern Girl said...

I have... they were my favorite diapers! I love Orange You Glad and Steel Me!

aperry said...

I have 1 applecheeks diaper. I love the natural fiber insert.

caedmen said...

I have some applecheeks diapers, I really like their fit. I would choose Steel Me and lake echo.

-Rachel N

Jes said...

I haven't tried Applecheeks yet! I really like St. Lucia, and I LOVE Beet It!

Kristen said...

I've never tried Applecheeks but really want to. I'd choose either Forget Me Not or Lemon Zest.

Candice Wilkinson said...

I have never tried Applecheeks but would love to see how they work with my kiddos needs. I would choose also Lemon Zest!

Candice Wilkinson said...

I have never tried Applecheeks but would love to see how they work with my kiddos needs. I would choose also Lemon Zest!

Candice Wilkinson said...

I have never tried Applecheeks but would love to see how they work with my kiddos needs. I would choose also Lemon Zest!

s harvestqueen said...

hi, we are brand new to cloth diapers. I have heard many good things about apple cheeks. We are an artist and archaeologist and have a cute happy baby but not a lot of money. thanks for the giveaway!

Amanda said...

I've used them and I love how you don't have to unstuff them to wash. I love the Lake Echo and Wingin It.

Laura Vara said...

I have never tried them before. I would love to see the benefits. I love the "wingin it" print, and love this opportunity to win a cute diaper cover. THank you very much for the opportunity and Yay, hope to win!

nXc said...

I actually recently ordered my first and have not received them yet. I would love to get my hands on a Delicious, but I'd be really happy with Strawberry Sorbet and Steel Me or St. Lucia!

Jessica said...

i have one AC dipe and would love more!

Lauriai said...

Love lucia, the hot pink and the orange. Haven't tried bc we can't afford this price point.

Mercedes Bender said...

Our baby just started fitting into Apple Cheeks diapers. Love that they're made in Canada. That's our favourite part. Snaps don't open as easy as other brands and trifold bamboo inserts are very bulky on our baby. Hoping they are less bulky as she grows. Very absorbent though and we have a heavy wetter. Doesn't leak very often.

Linda said...

I have 3 AC diapers in my stash. They fit my boys really well. My favorite is the Winging It print.

Emilie Proctor said...

I have 1 Apple Cheeks diaper but, my daughter is still cooking so I haven't tried it! I would love to have a Raspberry Sorbet!

Britni Bradford said...

I haven't tried them yet, but I have a size 1 in St. Lucia on the way for baby #2 due in May. Also would love to have Orange You Glad and Steel Me.

A. Truckenmiller said...

We currently use AppleCheeks and BG 4.0s. I love how girly they look with the ruffles. I would pick the storm and appletini colors

Larissa Visscher said...

i have used them before and they are amazing!!! steel me is my favourite colour

Claire Rheinheimer said...

I haven't use an Applecheeks before, but I think I'd like that they're fairly trim. I love the St. Lucia color!

quanker said...

We love our Applecheeks :) The colours I would choose would be Steel Me for sure! And then something blue or green :)

Anth H said...

Rasberry Sorbet And Light blue

Bekah Kuczenski said...

I love the ruffles on Applecheeks!! I would pick St. Lucia and Lake Echo :)

Laurie said...

I have not yet tried applecheeks, but would Love to! If I won I would pick the red color!

Mary D said...

I love Applecheeks. Size 1 fit newborns so well. I'd pick Winging It and Steel Me if I won.

Claire Rheinheimer said...

I haven't tries Applecheeks yet, but I'd love the St. Lucia color.

carissa joslyn said...

I would love the dark chocolate ive never tried an applecheeks before,but would love to!

Joelle said...

Yes! I have a size one cover and it was the very first diaper I used on my petite newborn that actually fit! I would love to add more to my lineup. Raspberry Sorbet is the color I have my eye on.

Erica Julien said...

I've never tried applecheeks but I'd pick the Rasberry Sorbet and Steel Me colors!

Ashley-Raye said...

I have not tried Applecheeks, yet, but I love the look of them (love leg ruffles). I would choose St. Lucia or Storm.

Boise Wiebers said...

I like the bamboo inserts and I'm not sure which color(s) I'd pick. I'm waiting to see their release on St. Valentine's Day.

Jenna Kunaszuk said...

We love our Applecheeks! The quality of the diapers are excellent and the colors are awesome! We still need a few to add to our stash since we just started our switch from another brand. I would love to win a LZ and RS for my little guy.

Katie Skifstad said...

I have not tried applecheeks, but I love the steel me color!

Aurora said...

I haven't tried them, I love steel me & appletini!

Cristy Doris said...

I've never tried applecheeks on my daughter but I have friends who use Applecheeks on their kids and they LOVE them! I'd love to give them a whirl! I love the snap on feature and the great variety of shells! If I won I'd love to have the Raspberry Sorbet, or perhaps the new VD release!

Carissa-Lynn Stretch said...

I haven't tried Applecheeks either but my friends LOVE theirs!

Caroline B said...

I have not tried them yet and I think I would go with a gender neutral color!

Amy Menzies said...

I have several of both sizes. I love that they are Canadian and quality made! I would love that deep grey colour (I can't remember the name or Lake Echo

matope said...

we havent tried them yet but hear wonderful things! i'd love raspberry sorbet and wingin it!

Jamie Johnson said...

I would love to try Applecheeks! I would choose Cherry Tomato and Appletini :-)

Christy Pyette said...

I haven't tried them, but I've only heard good things. I love all of the colours, they are all so cute!

Aislinn said...

I have not tried an AppleCheeks diapers, but I love all of the bright colors, especially the lime green!

A and K said...

I just tried apple cheeks for the first time a couple weeks ago and I am in love. We currently have the Lake echo and Raspberry Sorbet covers and I love the covers. The next color I want to get is the Steel Me and probably another Raspberry. I'm in love with that colour. They wash amazingly well. I have the 2-ply bamboo insert and love it. I do want to pick up some 3 ply ones to try next time I go shopping though. Plus best bonus ever is not having to unstuff the pocket. My husband was so excited when I told him that :)

AmberandDarren said...

I haven't tried then yet! But I love their color choice of steel me and st Lucia! Love the ruffles! !!!

Olivia @ This West Coast Mommy said...

I love AppleCheeks, and I really want to try the new colour being released on Valentine's Day!

Savannah Logan said...

I have never tried ApplCheeks but if I were to win I would choose the chocolate brown color.

Savannah Logan said...

I have never tried ApplCheeks but if I were to win I would choose the chocolate brown color.

Nettie Larson said...

I haven't tried them. I would choose St. Lucia & Steel Me.

Naomi C. said...

havent tried them - i like appletini and lake echo

rawrz_Shaylene said...

I have not tried these diapers before, but I am loving the colors Lake Echo and Raspberry Sorbet!

Alicia Owen said...

We have tried their swim diaper, which I love! I also love the Appletini & St Lucia colors.

Delacey von Busse said...

I love the fit. The insert is too bulky for the size 1 in my opinion, I used other inserts instead. I would get a Raspberry Sorbet is I won.

Rachel said...

No, I haven't tried them yet - but I would love to! ;) I really like prints, so I would say the Winging It print and I really like Steel Me, too.

Kelly Urban said...

I have not tried them yet, but know a few people who love them!

Amy Hall said...

I have not tried them yet. I like that they hold up well to time and have resale value. I like forget me not

Krista Habermehl said...

I love the colours and fit! I would choose a size 2 Cherry Tomato. :)

Anna .w said...

I have never tried applecheeks before but have heard great things about these diapers! I would choose lake echo if I won, thank you!

Jutta Pearce said...

I have never tried apple cheeks before. I love 2 sized systems though, so I think I would love them. I would love to try Winging It and the new print!

Danielle said...

I have 1. I am going to try it today! I would like a cherry tomato!

Danielle said...

I have 1. I am going to try it today! I would like a cherry tomato!

Crystal Balzer said...

I have never tried an Apple Cheeks before. If I won I would choose Rasberry Sorbet and Cherry Tomato :)

Amelia J said...

I have not tried Applecheeks, but really want to! I would choose Winging It and Steele Me if I win!!

jilliann said...

i have not tried one. like the bamboo inserts. i like lake echo and steel me.

Cheri said...

We do not own a single AppleCheeks diaper! They are so cute though, I like the look to them.

Gabrielle Dennison said...

I have a size 2 in Cherry Tomato, but would love Lake Echo and St. Lucia.

Rachel said...

Love my Applecheeks! I only have two, but I love the 2-size system, the colors/print options, and the bamboo inserts! :)

I would choose St Lucia and Lake Echo.

Jami Fernandez said...

I loved how trim and soft it was. Lake Echo and Steel Me!

mylttlpny1 said...

I have not tried them yet but have wanted to for awhile now. I would choose Steel Me or Orange You Glad!

caseyrusso said...

I have yet to try these but they look amazing. I'd love to try Steel Me, but all their colors are so saturated and look great.

Alexandra Pitcher said...

I have not tried AC yet, but I love the Wingin It and Steel Me diapers; thanks for the chance!

Jenny Tucker said...

I have not tried them, but would love to. I would like a bright color like red.

abedabun dawn said...

Have you tried an AppleCheeks diaper before?
No I have not tried the AppleCheeks diaper but would love to.
what color would I choose? I would choose the Orange you gland color.

Viv Sluys said...

I haven't tried them yet. I would love to be able to see one in person so I could have a better idea of hoe it would fit since my baby has chubby legs. I like Steel Me and Appletini

Viv Sluys said...

I haven't tried them yet. I would love to be able to see one in person so I could have a better idea of hoe it would fit since my baby has chubby legs. I like Steel Me and Appletini

Viv Sluys said...

I haven't tried them yet. I would love to be able to see one in person so I could have a better idea of hoe it would fit since my baby has chubby legs. I like Steel Me and Appletini

Amanda said...

I haven't had the chance to try these yet (baby due in July!) but I really like the looks of them. I would get Steel me, and probably appletini (who can resist that name!)

maquien said...

I really want to try these! Never have!

jennifer NL said...

we have not yet tried applecheeks! i would likely choose cherry tomato!

adina holwerda said...

never tried, but I love the orange

Eleah Salomons said...

I love my apple cheeks, they are a perfect fit for my boy. I would choose steel me!

Megan M said...

I haven't tried these yet, but they look so cute! I would choose the new Steel Me and maybe the red or yellow one.

Tiff said...

Haven't tried them, but the lemon zest looks like a fun color!

Meg said...

I have only tried the swim diaper which i love. I'd love to try a diaper because they are super cute, and highly rated.

judi said...

I haven't tried applecheeks yet. I like the st. lucia color best.