Hello everyone! Time for another spotlight. This event is coming up soon and I'm super excited about it. This sponsor spotlight is The Cloth Nook and I'm so happy to be partnering with them. It is also even more wonderful because they are this years Northern Virginia host for The Great Cloth Diaper Change, which I am soooooooooo excited about. Its my first year participating and its going to be super excited. If you've never heard about this please do check it out. If you live in or near Northern Virginia please check out The Cloth Nook's "Change" page. Its already full up here but please check it out because its going to be a great event whether you are taking part in the change or not.
I'm excited to announce that they are graciously sponsoring a portion of my Mother's Day Cloth package. So come back here for a chance to win a Gro-Via AIO from them. Before I get to my wonderful review let me tell you a little bit about The Cloth Nook.
Our names are Gabriel and Hannah and we are the proud parents of two. We wanted to try cloth diapering when our first son was born, but were unsure of where to start. We tried old-fashioned pre-folds, pins and plastic pants with our son, but became discouraged after one too many pokes and red rings around his chubby thighs. We had given up on cloth when Kim Coffield (the previous owner of The Cloth Nook) came to speak to a childbirth class we were teaching. She opened our eyes to the modern world of cloth diapering and we haven't looked back since. The education Kim gave us coupled with our existing passion for natural baby care has inspired us to share all these wonderful products to help make caring for your baby in a natural way easy, affordable, and even fun!
We carry a wide variety of cloth diapers and accessories, baby carriers, natural feeding and baby care products, blankets, and much more. If there is something else that you would like to see us carry, please let us know!
I have had the pleasure of meeting this wonderful family. Hannah is a pretty neat lady. Not only does she do cloth but she's also a great natural child birth educator. Seriously, the lady is amazing.
I was given the opportunity to review a wonderful new product that they are carrying called OrganicKidz. This is the world's first stainless steel bottle. Now, I know what you're thinking, "Stainless steel, that's weird." It totally is, but they are really cool. You can check out OrganicKids here for a full run down. These bottles are BPA free, scratch proof, break-proof - no bacteria can get in there and they couldn't have said it better when they said, "Stainless Steel is the first choice of hospitals, kitchens and food processing plants because of its easy cleaning ability. You do not need to use strong chemical cleaners to ensure that the product is clean and it is not prone to increased wear and tear from repeated washing." And even better, 100% recyclable! Its lightweight which is awesome. Perhaps the coolest thing about this bottle is the fact that it grows with your child. ORganicKidz has come out with screw on handles and sippy cup lids so that when you're bottle free, this becomes a great sippy cup your child can carry around and you won't have to worry about anything happening to it, or it being too heavy. Super amazing invention if you ask me.
I was given one of their bottles to use, and while I haven't tested the sippy cup version, its on my list of purchases. If you can't wait to win it, you can head over to The Cloth Nook and pick up an OrganicKidz bottle for your little guy or gal.
A neat aspect of the bottle are the measuring cup lid. I have used that several times when in a rush to measure and I can't look inside the bottle. As you can see in the pics it is notched inside the bottle, and it does take a bit of getting used to, but its nothing that I couldn't live with. There are so many great aspects to this bottle that that one annoying part isn't really a big deal at all. I did end up switching out the nipple for one of my own standard nipples because of the flow. I am using the 9oz bottle and its just a bit too much for my breastfed guy. They do have a slow flow available with the 4oz bottle. I was able to easily switch it out from what I had on hand, which I loved! It won't work with some specialized bottle nipples like Tommee Tippee or Soothie though. The bottle also carries quite a hefty pricetag at 17.99. But for mamas that are looking for a natural type product, BPA free, no plastics, but don't want glass this is a great alternative. And the fact that you can buy sippy cup adapters makes the price not quite so staggering. The sippy spouts and handles come in two packs for around 6 and 8 bucks respectively. One other aspect I liked was the fact that it kept heat and cold extremely well, and my portable car bottle warmer warmed it up amazingly fast! Thank you stainless steel. It's like a little thermos!
So Breakdown is as follows:
What I like:
thermos like qualities
its light and easy to carry
grows with your child
measuring cup lid
What I don't like:
kinda hard to get used to reading the measuring inside the bottle
fast flow nipples
All in all, its a great bottle and the good qualities definitely outshine anything that I didn't like in the bottle. The not so great qualities were also easily altered or worked with and the fact that it can grow with the kid makes the pricetag a little easier to swallow.
So head on over to the Cloth Nook on facebook, and then swing by their shop page. Let them know I sent you and spread the love, which we cloth diapering mamas are very good at. Make sure to come back for the Mother's Day Event here at Cammo Style Love to win an amazing item from The Cloth Nook!