Friday, April 16, 2010

Talulah Bean ~ REVIEW and GIVEAWAY !

I want to share one of my favorite WAHM's with my readers today !


Have you considered trying Mama Cloth ?

You might think it sounds "icky" but trust me , it isn't ! They are very easy to care for , I always rinse mine before putting in the wash bag , but I know I have heard others skip this step - it is completely up to you ! They are MUCH more comfortable than disposable pads , and of course better for the environment - and your purse ! A stash of mama cloth can last you years , and you never have to worry about having to run to the store if you run out. Many women who use cloth also find that they have shorter and lighter periods with less cramps while using cloth !

If you use cloth diapers , then there is no problem throwing your cloth in with them !
Don't dread that time of the month , look forward to it ! If you don't put your baby in scratchy paper diapers , don't put yourself through it either !

When I started out , I came across a seller who was clearing out her store and bought an entire stash. They were priced fairly cheaply , and while they worked I knew they weren't the pads for me. They were stiff , and would often leak but I kept thinking to myself ...I need to use cloth.... I think I only used those for 2 cycles when I was lucky to find some others for sale. You know how it goes. This went on for a while , trying different brands and finding what I liked etc. etc.


When I found Talulah Bean , I fell in love with the skull print minky immediately and had to have it ! She just so happened to have had some in the seconds section of her shop so I grabbed them up. I also bought one of her hanging diaper pails and some small wet bags.


They came in the mail packaged so nicely , it was almost a shame to open them up...but I guess if I had never opened them I wouldn't be writing this review ! They come in a Cello Bag , but if you don't want plastic you can request minimal packaging at the checkout to have them wrapped in tissue paper. Not only does she send them in the awesome packaging , she has been wonderful about saving items for me and shipping very quickly. Oh , and shipping is always free ! So the prices you see , are the prices you pay !


I can only afford to spend so much each month so over the last several months I have been buying one - two pads at a time from Erica , and I also ended up buying a Mama's Laundry helper. She even sent me her prototype of her Minky Bean Slim with one of my orders for free , and I got to name it !


My diaper pail was her prototype so it is a little bit different than the one she sells (mine has no zipper on the bottom and no funnel on the top) It comes with it's own hanger and hangs perfectly on the towel bar in my bathroom , instead of diapers I use it for family cloth and it is very handy and well made ! It is 17 inches long and 15 inches wide.






I got the matching Mama's Laundry Helper as well , it is big enough for around 6 mama cloth and comes with loops to hang it from - I hang it where the toilet paper is supposed to go! It also came with some double sided adhesive with attached snaps in case you want to hang it in a more permanent place...while still being able to unsnap it in order to wash it.

The plastic part that holds it's circular shape did lose it's shape in the wash but I was able to easily get it back to it's original shape. I hang dried it , so I don't know how it would hold up in the Dryer. Erica recommended that I hang it , so I did ! It measures 8 inches by 10 inches.




The small wet bags are perfect for using in my diaper bag and will fit one diaper , maybe two if you really stuff them in there and will hold around a days worth of mama cloth. I have stuffed 8 mama cloth into it , but 4 or 5 fit the best. It is 8 inches by 6.5 inches.





Ok , all this talk about everything else , now onto the pads !



The blue one I have in my picture was a Basic Bean. I don't see this one in either of her shops right now so I am not sure if she still sells it. This one is good for light days or spotting , but I found it was the only one that would soak through if I tried to use it on a heavier day.


The Minky Bean is my overnight/heavier days pad. They have a fleece backing , I haven't had a leak yet and there is no bulk at all. It has two snaps and a fleece backing to help ensure it stays in place. They are 10 inches long. If you don't think this one would be absorbent or large enough for your needs , she also makes a Minky Bean Babymoon which is 11 inches long and contoured for extra protection.






The Minky Bean Trim is slightly less absorbent than the Minky Bean , and is trimmer because it only has one snap. They have a fleece backing and have stayed in place every time I have used them. I use mine for all of my regular days and even for the lighter nights. For a while this one was my absolute favorite , as you can see I have more of these than any others. They are 10 inches long.






The Minky Bean Slim is my favorite of them all , and sadly I only have one. Because the minky is only on top this one is even trimmer than the trim but just as absorbent. Like the rest , the backing is fleece , allowing breathability , wetness protection and helping it stay in place.The only issue I have with mine is that it only has one snap for the width adjustment , but since mine was the prototype , the ones sold in her shop have 2 width adjustment snaps. They are 10 inches long.






The best part ? There are some that have been used for 6 months or more. There is not a single stain on any of them. Other than a slight pilling of the fleece they still look brand new. Even though all but one of mine are seconds , they are holding together perfectly. No loose stitches that shouldn't be there , no broken snaps. No problems at all and great prices to top it all off !


I ♥ My Talulah Bean products and would recommend them to anyone !


You can buy them on her website here or on Hyena Cart here ! Plus , if you become a Facebook Fan you can get 15% off every order !


She still has a few items I haven't tried. Think I'd like to get the Double Zippered Clutch or the Alltogether bag next !!


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Erica has generously offered your choice of one in stock Minky Bean , Minky Bean Slim , or a Minky Bean Trim to one of my readers !
I would really love to spread the mama cloth love , but if you don't need one of the above you can also choose a Small Wetbag !

To enter this giveaway , go to Talulah Bean's store or Hyena Cart and tell me what your favorite item is !
This entry is mandatory and none of your other entries will count if not done !If your email is not in your profile please leave it in your first entry so I can contact you if you win !


BONUS ENTRIES !


These entries are optional , and worth 1 extra entry each !
Lots of extra chances to help you WIN !
Please make a separate comment for each entry ! If you enter all in one comment it will only count as ONE entry !


Become a Talulah Bean facebook fan

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Sign up for Talulah Bean's newsletter (left side of page)
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Follow my blog via google friend connect
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If you were following before April 15th you get an extra entry !
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Follow me on twitter (@missy_wpg) and Tweet about this contest :

Talulah Bean ~ Mama Cloth or Wetbag REVIEW and GIVEAWAY @ Misfit Momma's blog ! http://dld.bz/a2Qm Ends April 25th #clothdiapers

{You may tweet once per day for an extra entry !

Please include the link to your tweet for the entry to count!}
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Share my giveaway on your blog , with links to the giveaway and to Talulah Bean For 2 extra Entries
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Make a purchase from Talulah Bean and you can have 5 extra entries !
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This giveaway will end April 25th and the winner will be emailed on Monday , and have 48 hours to respond to my email before I choose a new winner.

It is open to Canada and the U.S. !


Many Thanks to Erica from Talulah Bean for sponsoring this giveaway! I offered to do the review on items I had bought and was not sent any form of compensation for this review.All opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way. Please do your own research before purchasing products. Your opinions and results may differ.

89 comments:

Kestlyn said...

My favorite item is the Minky Bean Slim, and my fav print is the Blue Asian Paisley. Thanks for this great give away. I love cloth pads :)

Diana said...

I love the Double Zippered Clutch. Super cute.

Diana said...

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Serena said...

I really enjoyed reading your post! very informative! :)
I think my favorite would be the minky bean slim.. ive never used mama cloths so I really dont know for sure!

crystalb said...

I like the minkee bean slims!

Twee Poppets said...

Stopping by from Friday Follow. I'm following you now! Hope you can stop by and follow me, too. :)

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I have a couple great giveaways going on right now! One is for a $10 gift card to the Sweet as Pie Creations Etsy shop, and the other is for a two-pack of Snappi diaper fasteners. I hope you'll enter! :)



While I'm here, I might as well enter this great giveaway! My favorite item is the medium wetbag in the "hedgies" fabric. Cuuuute!

Twee Poppets said...

I'm following your blog.

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Stacey said...

I would love to try the Minky Bean Slim! I love the look of the design.

Stacey said...

I'm a facebook fan of Talulah Bean.

Stacey said...

I subscribed to their newsletter.

Stacey said...

I am now following your blog!

Kaylyn said...

I would love to try a flower power brown Minky bean.
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Kaylyn said...

I follow your blog.

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Tweet!

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Kaylyn said...

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Andrea said...

I think my favorite item would be the Baby Bean Wetbag, Medium. I would love these for wet swimsuits.

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Kaylyn said...

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Chelsey said...

The Carnival Bloom Cotton minky bean is one of my favourite items. Thanks for the giveaway. mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Chelsey said...

I'm following you.

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Chelsey said...

I'm following you on twitter http://twitter.com/Yeslech/status/12409741736

Jennifer said...

I like the Double Zippered Clutch in Calypso

Jennifer said...

I follow via google friend connect

Jennifer said...

I follow via google friend connect before 4/15

Jennifer said...

I follow you on Twitter (@jkgorcery) and I tweeted: http://twitter.com/jkgorcery/status/12423607636

anamlgrl said...

I love these: Minky Bean BabyMoon

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fan of Talulah Bean on Facebook!

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signed up for Talulah Bean's newsletter!

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mom2boys said...

I really like the Mama's Laundry Helper! Thanks

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mom2boys said...

Following you in Google connect!


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I follow you on twitter and tweeted!

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as said...

My favorite & the one I would love to try would be the minky bean slim.

as said...

signed up for newsletter

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I follow your blog

as said...

I made a purchase from Talulah Bean #1 (in early April, let me know if this doesn't count)

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purchase #2

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purchase #3

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jamaise said...

Thanks for the heads up on a great giveaway! I LOVE the diaper pail in that turquoise, black & white color. I couldn't find a name for the pattern.

jamaise said...

I fan Talulah Bean @ Facebook

jamaise said...

Thanks for joining the mailing list. - I subscribe

jamaise said...

I follow via GFC

jamaise said...

I was following before April 15th - woo hoo!!

jamaise said...

Follow & Tweet http://twitter.com/jamaise/status/12441596627

Chantelle said...

i LOVE our hanging diaper pail!!

mom2boys said...

Tweet!

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juliejuju said...

Ilove the minky bean slim in flower power brown. Thanks for the giveaway : )

Ruth said...

I like the MinkyBean BabyMoon and I love the flower power brown or the carnival bloom fabrics:-)

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Ruth said...

I became a fan on FB (Ruth Trussler Patton)

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Ruth said...

I signed up for the newsletter

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Ruth said...

I follow you on Twitter (@ruthp75)

Ruth said...

I tweeted your giveaway today

http://twitter.com/ruthp75/status/12522660767

Ruth said...

I am following you on GFC

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(I forgot to put my email in the above 2 entries :-)

glenda09 said...

You have almost all her products on your page! I liked the Binky bean babymoon. Its a different shape that I would love to try!

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Me and Mine in a Small town

glenda09 said...

I'm following you now Via GFC

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Kaylyn said...

tweet!

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edmontonjb said...

I like the Pressed Flowers Mama's laundry Helper

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I follow with GFC

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Kaylyn said...

Tweet!

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JamericanSpice said...

I like the baby bean wetbag

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Sarah said...

I love the medium baby bean wetbag. Thanks!

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Momma Teri said...

Favorite item is the Baby Bean Wetbag, Medium.

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Momma Teri said...

Talulah Bean fan of facebook.

Momma Teri said...

We follow you publicly on Goggle Friend Connect.

Momma Teri said...

@strawberrykidss follows @Missy_wpg on twitter

Momma Teri said...

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Momma Teri said...

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Roo said...

The Baby Bean Hanging Diaper Pail
is cool!

Emily B said...

I like the Minky Bean Slim in Flower Power Brown
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Mummatutu said...

I like the Minky Bean Slim with the Pink & Lime Dots!

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Mummatutu said...

Facebook Fanned Talulah Bean

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Signed up for Talulah's newsletter

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Following you with Google Friend Connect

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Following you on Twitter and Tweeted http://twitter.com/mummatutu/statuses/12857471392

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Mummatutu said...

blogged/shared on my blog #1 http://galsathms.blogspot.com/2010/04/talulah-bean-momma-cloth-425.html

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simplymerry said...

i like the pretty posies minky bean
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simplymerry said...

became a Talulah Bean facebook fan
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signed up for the newsletter
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new follower
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simplymerry said...

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