Sunday, December 12, 2010

Boodle Bottoms review and giveaway!



I was out browsing Facebook one afternoon while the kiddos were napping and an ad on the side caught my eye- it was for cloth diaper friendly pants ala Boodle Bottoms! Finding pants that fit over our cloth can be tricky, so I was intrigued. After a look through their site I was sold. And for several reasons. But let's start at the beginning!



Anne and her husband began Boodle Bottoms.com after struggling with finding pants to fit their cloth-diapered babe and realizing there wasn't a product out there to meet that need. (Brilliant!) They used organic prefolds- which are among the bulkiest in my opinion but also the most economical and absorbent- and had to size up if the pants were to fit over the diaper. As many cloth diapering families know, sizing up equals pants that are way too long and rarely fit right anywhere else.

Anne and her husband didn't just stop at a design that would fit, they thought through the entire product and process to make sure their business would be socially and environmentally responsible. Everything is made in the USA. Everything! The fabric, the sewing, the packaging, everything. The fabric is made from certified organic material. Even the tag! Boodle Bottoms are packaged in reusable cotton bags that you can use at home or allow to decompose in 5 months. The boxes to ship them in? 100% post-consumer waste.

Ah, but the shipping you say! (You Environmentalist, you.) Wait for it. They actually buy carbon offsets to minimize their carbon footprint for each shipment that goes out. 

I wasn't exaggerating when I said they thought the whole process through!


So what do I love about Boodle Bottoms?

The fit. I tested them on my bulkiest combo(a prefold and wool cover) and it fit perfectly. We use mostly pockets and all in ones- which while trim are much more expensive than prefolds- and I know I'd save even more money than I already do if we switched. Prefolds are a more viable future option for us now that I know there are pants out there that fit. The waistband is also nice and soft against my son's belly(an odd thing that is important to me). You'll notice in the picture to the left the legs are on the long side- that's my error. My son's a shorty and nearing a new size so I ordered up. At 11mos, 18lbs and unknown inches tall, he could actually still wear the 6-12mo size. (Pictured is 12-18mo)
The fabric. One word: soft. Make that two: soft and silky. It's amazing how different organic material feels versus synthetic. You can't miss the superior quality compared to your child's other pants. They are also very well made. 

The company. A great product of course is a must, but a great company behind it is even better. In addition to their amazing dedication to 'living lightly', they made time for some philanthropy, too! During the month of December, Boodle Bottoms will donate $1 for every pair of pants sold to The Cloth Diaper Foundation. The Cloth Diaper Foundation is a great non-profit that helps qualifying families begin cloth diapering. Wanting to contribute more? Boodle Bottoms also has a Holiday Charity Package you can purchase! For $3.50 they will gift wrap your purchase and donate $5 to The Cloth Diaper Foundation. That's enough to buy 6 cloth diapers for a needy family!



 We really love our Boodle Bottoms and are excited to share their product and company with our readers! I look for more wonderful things from them in the future. (Pants in my size, anyone?) One product they are considering next is jeans. Jeans that fit over cloth? That would be a welcome miracle!

You can find out more about Boodle Bottoms and purchase them at http://shop.boodlebottoms.com. Check them out on facebook, too!


BUY: You can buy your own at http://shop.boodlebottoms.com for $21.00 a pair.

WIN: You can win your own pair of choice in color at size here!

GIVEAWAY

Mandatory entry:
(must be completed before any other entires- open to US)

Follow Adventures in Green Living on GFC or networked blogs.
Tell me what color and size of pants you'd choose!

Please put which way you follow and your answer in ONE comment with your email.

Extra Entries:

Follow Boodle Bottoms on facebook(one entry)
Follow Adventures in Green Living on facebook(one entry)
Comment on any of my non-giveaway posts and let me know where(one entry each, unlimited)
Purchase from Boodle Bottoms between 12/12 and 12/26, leave order number in comment(ten entries)

Thanks so much to Boodle Bottoms for the opportunity to try their pants and for the generous giveaway!

*This giveaway closes December 26th @ 11:59 EST; winner will be chosen via Random.org and contacted via email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to the notification email or I will have to draw a new winner. Open to the US*


**I received no compensation for this review; I was sent a product to test and all opinions and experiences are my own.

71 comments:

Amanda S. said...

I follow via gfc and i would choose the pink pants in size 12-18 months.
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Amanda S. said...

I like boodle bottoms on facebook
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Amanda S. said...

I like adventures in green living on facebook
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MommyFerg02 said...

I am a follower via GFC and I would choose the blue pants in 2T

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Kristina said...

I follow with GFC and I like the green (12-18 mo).
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Kristina said...

I like you on FB
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Kristina said...

I like boodlebottoms on FB
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Kristina said...

I commented
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Kristina said...

commented
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Kristina said...

commented
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sradke1024 said...

I follow you via gfc and would like the green or natural color in 18-24 months size!

sradke1024 said...

I follow Boodle Bottoms on fb!

sradke1024 said...

I follow you on fb!

willoughbee said...

I follow via GFC (MelissaWDavis)and I would like natural pants in 6-12 months.
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willoughbee said...

I follow AiGL on Facebook (mkwdavis / Melissa Woodard Davis)
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willoughbee said...

I follow BB on Facebook (mkwdavis / Melissa Woodard Davis)
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willoughbee said...

commented:
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jhull said...

GFC follower.
I would choose the natural is size 6-12.
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jhull said...

I like Boodle Bottoms on facebook.
Jenny Hull
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jhull said...

I like Adventures in Green Living on facebook.
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jhull said...

I commented on Hey, Monday! Play Nice!
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Tina Deanette Gower said...

I follow publicly via Google Friend Connect!
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Id choose Natural in size 6-12m

Tina Deanette Gower said...

Like you on Facebook
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Tina Deanette Gower said...

Like them on Facebook
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orangefukurou said...

follow your blog
I would like the Pink Classic Pants in size 18-24 months

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Alliejean said...

I am a GFC follower

I would love to try the natural pants in 12-18 months.
Thank you boodle bottoms for making something to fit over cloth!
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Alliejean said...

I like boodle bottoms on FB username RileyRoy AllieWiley
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Alliejean said...

I follow you on FB username RileyRoy AllieWiley
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Sarah Hull said...

I follow you via GFC and if I won, I would love the Natural Classic Pants in 18-24 months.

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Sarah Hull said...

I follow Boodle Bottoms on facebook (Sarah Hull)

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Sarah Hull said...

I follow Adventures in Green Living on facebook (Sarah Hull)

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Twins Crew said...

I follow via gfc adn I woudl choose the natural bottom in 12-18 months!!
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Twins Crew said...

I follow boodle bottoms on fb
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Twins Crew said...

I follow you on fb
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JKMommy said...

GFC follower and I would love the Boodle Bottoms in Blue size 18-24 months! :)
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JKMommy said...

Like you on FB as Julie Howard kieras
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Jess and the boys said...

I follow you on GFC and I would like the blue pants for my little man! :)

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Jess and the boys said...

Whoops...! I forgot to add that I would like the 18-24 month pants!

And I follow Boodle Bottoms on FB
Jessica A

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Jess and the boys said...

I follow you on FB
Jessica A

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erika said...

i would choose the classic natural in 12-18mo & i follow via gfc
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erika said...

i'm a fb fan (erika henke)
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Abram & Eve said...

follow your blog
I would like the Natural Classic Pants in size 18-24 months

Nikki said...

i follow on gfc and would get the pink pants in 6-12 months
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Nikki said...

i like you on facebook nikki saull

Nikki said...

i like boodle bottoms on facebook nikki saull

Kara said...

I follow your blog :)
And I would get the Pink pants in a 3/6 month size

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Kara said...

Following BB on FB

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Kara said...

following AGL on fb

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Bao said...

I'm following! And I'd love to get the green pair in size 12-18 mos! Thank you! :)
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Bao said...

Liked you on FB.

Bao said...

Liked BB on FB.

Bao said...

Commented on Stacy's Brazilian Soup recipe.

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Commented on Cloth Diapers.

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Commented on Hevea pacifier review.

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Commented on the CSN/BabyKicks review.

Tamara said...

I'm a follower and I'd choose the pink classic pants in 2T
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Discovering the Me in Mommy said...

following!
like the natural color in 18-24 months

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Rebecca said...

I would choose the natural in 12-18mo
and I follow you via GFC as Rebecca H.

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Chase said...

I follow you on gfc! I'd choose the pink classic pants in size 6-12 months.
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Chase said...

Like boodle bottoms on fb!
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Chase said...

Follow Adventures in green living on fb!
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Shanda said...

I follow via GFC and I would choose the pink classic pants in size 3-6 months.

Shanda said...

Like Boodle Bottoms on Facebook (Shanda Shick)

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Shanda said...

I "like" you on Facebook.

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Shanda said...

Left a comment:
http://crazygreenmommy.blogspot.com/2010/12/oh-craigslist-let-me-count-ways.html

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C's mamma said...

I would choose the pink in a 2T

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C's mamma said...

Follow your blog

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C's mamma said...

follow boodle bottoms on FB

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Erica said...

I follow via GFC and I would choose the pink pair in a size 3-6 months.

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Erica said...

I like Boodle Bottoms on FB

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Erica said...

I like your page on FB.

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