Friday, October 29, 2010

Charlie Banana Review and Giveaway

I am in LOVE! Charlie Banana is a new cloth diaper company based in Hong Kong. They specialize in pocket diapers in the one size or sized form. They only come in snaps. They have microfiber inserts and you can also purchase disposable inserts for times that call for them.
I received ^^^THIS^^^ package of Charlie Banana products.
2 of their 2 in 1 one size diapers (one periwinkle, one white) 4 inserts total, 2 disposable inserts, 3 single wipes. 3 double sided wipes, and a tote bag.

White: Biggest setting Periwinkle: Smallest setting

The one size diaper has waist and hip snaps and you adjust the rise by changing the elastic setting in the legs. I like that there is only one thing to adjust on each leg unlike some other brands with the elastic system.
Close-up view of the leg elastic (smallest setting)
  The pocket opening is at the front on the inside so the insert that goes in is completely covered up and nothing sticks out of the diaper when you put it on baby. The adjustable elastic is also hidden by the front pocket so it wont be against baby's skin when the diaper is on. I do find the front opening a little harder to get the insert out than other back opening diapers. But its nice knowing I don't need to tuck anything into the diaper after I have put it on. Also, knowing none of the microfiber is touching her skin is a comfort.

 The diaper is so incredibly soft inside. I was amazed at the softness even after washing several times. My other diapers do not compare to the softness the Charlie Bananas have retained. I haven't had any staining on the insert or the lining. I usually use a flush able liner, but it never fails the time I forget it, Sweet Thing does her business that time. The solids (or not so solid sometimes) seem to come off very easily.
You can kind of see how thick the waist is. it is much thicker than the rest of my diapers, it's great, we have not had any red marks with our Charlie Bananas. This is one feature that I absolutely love about this diaper, and it doesn't create any bulk.
This diaper is one of the trimmest we own, which for me, is a huge selling point. We need something to fit nicely under regular clothes. It's cold here and as much as I would love her to be able to wear just a diaper and a t-shirt all day, it's just not possible.
I was so excited for this colour. Now we have a diaper to match our vine babylegs!
It fits perfectly, there are snaps for the waist and thigh individually. Using the snaps and the elastic inside, you can create a truly custom fit for any baby. 
This one we have stuffed with the disposable insert. It's extremely thin this way. Perfect for when it's 'necessary' for it to be disposable.
To use the disposable insert, lay flat inside diaper and tuck the end under the front flap. Easy peasy!


Overall this is a fabulous diaper, it is one I reach for when I want to put jeans on my daughter, or when I just want the best fit and a cute butt! ;) They absorb great, wash great. Just an awesome diaper I am truly glad we have found.

Charlie Banana also carries a bunch of other things, including wipes, tote bags, wet bags, change pads, mattress pads. They also having training pants and swim diapers, leg warmers. They have mama cloth and nursing pads too.

Charlie Banana has offered one Mama to a Sweet Thing reader 1 One-size Charlie Banana diaper.
(Open to Canada and US)
How to Enter:
Mandatory: Follow Mama to a Sweet Thing through Google Friend Connect

Extra Entries:

Check out Charlie Banana and tell me your favourite colour or print of the diapers.

 Like Mama to a Sweet Thing on Facebook

Like Charlie Banana on Facebook

 That is a possibility of FOUR entries per person.
Leave a separate comment for each item you complete.
Please leave your email address in at least one entry so I can contact you incase you win.
 
Giveaway ends November 12th at Noon PST
I received a package of items for review. All opinions are 100% my own. No other compensation was received.

155 lovely comments:

JIll said...

Hi Sarah I follow your blog.

This diaper looks great I want to try one.

JIll said...

I like the under construction print.

JIll said...

I "like" Charlie Banana on FB

JIll said...

I "like" Mama to a Sweet thing on FB

addictedtocloth said...

GFC follower!
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addictedtocloth said...

Love the butterfly print, but I also like the black diaper!
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addictedtocloth said...

I like you on FB
Robyn L
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addictedtocloth said...

I like Charlie Banana on FB too!
Robyn L
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Jess and the boys said...

I follow you via GFC! :)

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Jess and the boys said...

I love the under construction print! SO cute!!

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Jess and the boys said...

I like you on FB
Jessica A
(And Then There Were 4...)

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Jess and the boys said...

I also like Charlie Banana on Facebook
Jessica A

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College girl with a passion said...

I am already a follower on GFC! :D

College girl with a passion said...

I absoultely loved the first one that I saw.. The butterfly print!

College girl with a passion said...

I like Mama to a Sweet Thing on FB

College girl with a passion said...

I like Charlie Banana on FB

Rebecca O said...

GFC follower! Thanks for the giveaway!

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Rebecca O said...

I like the Turquoise colored diaper!
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Rebecca O said...

I like Mama to a Sweet Thing on FB: Bekki Orr
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Rebecca O said...

I like Charlie Banana on FB: Bekki Orr
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carly said...

i follow your blog via gfc
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carly said...

i like the under contruction print for my little boy!
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carly said...

i like you on fb
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carly said...

i like charlie bannana on fb
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carly g

mom2boys said...

I follow you in GFC!

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mom2boys said...

I love the Butterfly print diaper..so sweet!

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mom2boys said...

I like Mama to a sweet thing on Facebook!

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mom2boys said...

I like Charile Banana on Facebook!

Belinda Parker
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Allison said...

follow on gfc
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Allison said...

follow on fb as allison killgore king
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Allison said...

My favorite is Under Construction! But, they are all sooo cute :)
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Allison said...

like Charlie Bananas on fb
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Tasha said...

I love Charlie Bananas!!! :)
The color I'd love is Turquoise.

I follow you on Google Friend Connect as bebepure.com

Tasha said...

I would love Turquoise.

Tasha said...

I like CB on FB

Tasha said...

I like Mama to a Sweet Thing on FB as Tamara Pavlov
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Laura said...

I follow you through GFC.

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Laura said...

I like the butterfly print and the hot pink!

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Laura said...

I like you on facebook!

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Laura said...

I like Charlie Banana on Facebook!

Laura Lightcap Dunne

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Discovering the Me in Mommy said...

following!
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Discovering the Me in Mommy said...

I like the butterflies!
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Discovering the Me in Mommy said...

Like you on FB - Esther K
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Discovering the Me in Mommy said...

Like CB on FB - Esther K
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Temporary Tattoos to Keep Kids Safe! said...

Following you from Seasonal Saturday... love your blog- DARLING! Come check us out too! http:/myidink.blogspot.com

MommyFerg02 said...

I follow via GFC!

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Attila & Tamara said...

I Follow Mama to a Sweet Thing through Google Friend Connect

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Attila & Tamara said...

I like the Butterfly Print!

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Attila & Tamara said...

I like Mama to a Sweet Thing on Facebook

Tamara Szogedi

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Attila & Tamara said...

I like Charlie Banana on Facebook

Tamara Szogedi

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Emily B said...

I follow your blog via google friend connect
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Emily B said...

I love the Butterfly print! So cute!
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Lona728 said...

new GFC follower (Lona728)
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Lona728 said...

I love their "butter" diaper
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Lona728 said...

"LIke" Mama to a Sweet Thing on FB (Lona Sausman Wibbels)
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Lona728 said...

"Like" Charlie Banana on facebook (Lona Sausman Wibbels)
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lisad33611 said...

I'm a gfc follower
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lisad33611 said...

My favorite is the butterfly print.
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lisad33611 said...

I like you on facebook as Lisa Duncan
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lisad33611 said...

I like Charlie Banana on facebook as Lisa Duncan
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♥Mama of the Littles♥ said...

I follow your blog via GFC.
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♥Mama of the Littles♥ said...

I really like their baby blue and under construction!
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♥Mama of the Littles♥ said...

I like Mama to a sweet thing on FB
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♥Mama of the Littles♥ said...

I like Charlie Banana on FB
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Tannis said...

Follow your blog
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Tannis said...

Turquoise and black are my favorites!
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Tannis said...

Like mama to a sweet thing on fb
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Tannis said...

Like charlie banana on fb
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Davney said...

I follow via GFC.

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Davney said...

I like their turquoise diaper!

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Davney said...

I like you on FB. (Davney Dell Nowak)

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Davney said...

I like them on FB. (Davney Dell Nowak)

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stacythemagnificentmommy said...

i follow you in gfc =)
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stacythemagnificentmommy said...

love the construction print
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stacythemagnificentmommy said...

i am a fb fan of yours
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stacy lynn b h

stacythemagnificentmommy said...

i am a fb fan of charlie banana
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stacy lynn b h

paulasue said...

Hi, First of all let me thank you for a simple entry!! Second, I follow you thru Google Friend Connect. And third...thank you for a great giveaway! Paula Caudill - paulasue39@yahoo.com

paulasue said...

I like Mama To A Sweet Thing (she is) on facebook - Paula Caudill - paulasue39@yahoo.com

paulasue said...

I like Charlie Banana on facebook - Paula Caudill - paulasue39@yahoo.com

Kate said...

I follow you on GFC as Kate! So glad I found your blog. It's so cute and so is your "Sweet Thing!"

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paulasue said...

I really like the Butterfly print, but since I would be picking for a little sweet baby boy, I would pick the Under Construction print. Thanks again. Paula Caudill - paulasue39@yahoo.com

Kate said...

I keep looking at Periwinkle, but now I'm leaning towards Red, although Black is kinda edgy for a cloth diaper in a good way.

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Kate said...

I like you on facebook! Kateri S.
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Kate said...

I Like Charlie Banana on facebook!

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Emily said...

I am following you through google friend connect

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Emily said...

I heart the orbit print...so stinkin cute!

SCMOMOF2BOYS said...

Following you via GFC.

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Emily said...

I like you on Facebook

SCMOMOF2BOYS said...

I love the construction print!

Emily said...

I like Charlie Banana on facebook

SCMOMOF2BOYS said...

I like you on FB: Karen B

SCMOMOF2BOYS said...

I like CB on FB: Karen B

Pearl said...

I'm following you via GFC. pearlho81 at gmail

Pearl said...

My favorite color is black. pearlho81 at gmail

Pearl said...

I like you on fb. pearlho81 at gmail

Pearl said...

I like CB on fb. pearlho81 at gmail

LisaG said...

I like Mama to a Sweet Thing on Facebook.

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LisaG said...

I already like Charlie Banana on Facebook.

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Vanessa said...

I now follow this blog with google! :)

LisaG said...

I follow your blog publicly.

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LisaG said...
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LisaG said...

If I had to choose one print it would be under construction.

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amy said...

under construction is my fav

amy said...

i follow your blog

amy said...

liked you on facebook

amy said...

already liked Charlie B on FB

mmdieter said...

I follow you

mmdieter said...

I like cb on facebook

mmdieter said...

Under construction is my fav

Jessi said...

I love love LOVE! their Under Construction print! Also love their solid turquoise diaper.
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Jessi said...

I "Like" Charlie Banana on Face Book
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Jessi said...

I "Like" Momma to a Sweet Thing on Face Book
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Jessi said...

I Follow Mama to a Sweet Thing through Google Friend Connect
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Sherry said...

Following Mama to a Sweet Thing through Google Friend Connect.
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Sherry said...

My favorite colour Charlie Banana Diaper is Turquoise!
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Sherry said...

"Like" Mama to a Sweet Thing on Facebook.
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Sherry said...

"Like" Charlie Banana on Facebook.
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Diaper Dad said...

following you on GFC
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Diaper Dad said...

My favorite print is butterfly
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Diaper Dad said...

Following you on Facebook
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Diaper Dad said...

Following Charlie Banana on Facebook
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Vanessa said...

I like the Shanghai Green!

Vanessa said...

I like Charlie Banana on FB!

Vanessa said...

I also like Mama to a Sweet Thing on FB... :)

momma3 said...

I follow you via GFC
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momma3 said...

I love the under construction print!
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momma3 said...

I like Charlie Banana on FB
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momma3 said...

I like Mama to a sweet thing on FB
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Hillbilly Frocks said...

Hey Sarah, I am a follower! :)

Hillbilly Frocks said...

I like Mama to a Sweet thing on FB!

Hillbilly Frocks said...

I like Charlie Banana on FB!

Hillbilly Frocks said...

My favorite Charlie Banana diaper is the red!

Tara said...

GFC follower
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Tara said...

love shanghai green and hot pink!
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Tara said...

like CB on FB
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Tara said...

Like Mama to a Sweet Thing on Facebook
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Kirsten said...

GFC follower
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Kirsten said...

I like the Orbit print
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Kirsten said...

Like Charlie Banana on facebook (Kirsten Thompson)
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Stephanie at Mirthful Motherhood said...

GFC follower

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Stephanie at Mirthful Motherhood said...

Visited CB- LOVE the orbit print diaper!

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Stephanie at Mirthful Motherhood said...

Like MtaST on FB- Stephanie P.

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Stephanie at Mirthful Motherhood said...

Like CB on FB- Stephanie P.

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Katie Barrett said...

I follow you via GFC.. (misadventuresofafamilyof8 at gmail dot com)

Katie Barrett said...

I love the butterfly print!! Very pretty and girly! (misadventuresofafamilyof8 at gmail dot com)

Katie Barrett said...

I like Mama to A Sweet Thing on Fb..(misadventuresofafamilyof8 at gmail dot com)

Katie Barrett said...

I like Charlie Banana on Fb... (misadventuresofafamilyof8 at gmail dot com)

Haute Mommy said...

I follow you via GFC!
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Haute Mommy said...

I like the plain turquoise and the construction print!
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Haute Mommy said...

I like you on FB (Julia Smith)
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Haute Mommy said...

I like CB on FB (Julia Smith)
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Ashley said...

Follow you on GFC! (Ashley R)
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Ashley said...

I LOVE the Under Construction print!
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Ashley said...

"Like" you on FB! (Ashley Reynolds)
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Ashley said...

"Like" Charlie Banana on FB! (Ashley Reynolds)
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