Tomorrow I turn thirty years old. I definitely feel the weight of the milestone, my twenties were extremely memorable and life defining, and I can’t imagine any later decade proving as fast paced and memorable. I decided not to do a huge party, we have enough chaos to contend with just working on home improvements, raising Harper, and working long hours. I’m having a few close friends over who have known me since high school, to help make my first week as a thirty-something more fun and to give me something to really look forward to. Thirty-plus mamas, what do you look forward to most in terms of milestones from here on out? I’m not talking about for your kids, I’ll obviously count the days till Harper says her first full sentence, starts school, etc, but for yourselves as individuals, what do you eagerly anticipate?
Today I’m reviewing the Kissaluvs Two Step. This system is simple and convenient, and I’m excited to tell you all about it.Ease of Use ✩✩✩✩✩ The Kissaluvs Two Step is comprised of two easy pieces. You have a cover and an insert that lays inside. But this insert is a little different, the microfiber piece is lined with a soft wicking material to lay against the baby’s skin, of course. But the back of the pad features two easy snaps, one on either end, that secure the insert within the cover. Dealing with a wiggly toddler is so much simpler when you don’t have to worry about the insert falling or sliding out of place. The snaps are positioned far enough away from the edges that you can easily fold and tuck any excess length if you have the cover snapped down for a smaller baby, and you can fold front, back, or both. Bang for the Buck ✩✩✩✩ You purchase the Step One and the Step Two separately, with a Step One (the cover) listed at 15.50 and a Step Two containing three unbleached inserts for 10.50. With this system you basically have three diapers for 26 dollars, which is pretty wonderful if you’re looking for an affordable way to cloth diaper your baby but find yourself intimidated by folding flats or prefolds or stuffing pockets. Performance ✩✩✩✩✩ The Step One cover is very strong, with two layers of material from the front to the center of the diaper as well as a wide flap in the back and a deep gusset for runny messes and leaks. The interior is slick so if it gets damp or dirty you can easily wipe it clean with a cloth or disposable wipe and reuse it several times. We didn’t experience any leaks with this system, even during a week when it seemed like all of our pocket diapers were failing (possibly due to user error, but Harper is having a growth spurt and eating three times as often as usual). This simple two piece set was also easy to rinse off with my diaper sprayer since there were no thin folds of fabric to get bunched up or stuck together, and those dual snaps held the insert perfectly so I was able to hold the cover where it was clean and easily spray the insert before tossing it into the wash. Fit ✩✩✩✩ The Step One cover is available in a trim newborn size or a medium/large size, and the inserts can be purchased as small, medium, or large. Harper is a very small thirteen month old and is currently using the M/L with medium inserts which I fold the back edge of slightly. I love the snap configuration, it adjusts to her tiny hips and round little tummy perfectly, and doesn’t leave any gaps that would lead to issues. Overall: I love the colors available for the covers, they are fun and cheerful without being overwhelmingly juvenile. The system is simple and affordable, and an excellent choice for parents nervous about cloth diapering or needing a change in their stash/routine. I recently recommended these to a friend who is sick of spending her baby’s nap time stuffing pocket diapers, since the inserts can be snapped in so quickly and easily even mid diaper change if desired. I love the strength and quality of the covers, and have found the unbleached inserts to be very absorbent for microfiber, with a super soft lining that easily comes clean. Oh, and did I mention Kissaluvs is made in the USA yet? I think this is fantastic, and love supporting them. Where to Buy: Kissaluvs.com