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Reviews by: Tear78

Easy, Comfortable, Eco-Friendly!

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Pros: Easy to use, saves $$$ and resources

Cons: takes some getting used to

My sister gave me a Keeper about 15 years ago when she graduated college. I was using tampons at the time and wasn't sure about switching. The Keeper took a little getting used to simply because it's a little messier than tampons, but the benefits far outweigh that and now I don't even blink an eye: it's so easy! I can't IMAGINE going back. After childbirth I had to use pads for a while, and I couldn't believe how uncomfortable they were. When the Keeper is in, I often forget it's there. It does not leak unless it becomes completely full and I don't empty it for too long, which only happens on my heaviest days. Then I have to empty it every 3-4 hours. Plus, once it's in, you don't...
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Happy Purchase

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Pros: safety, ease of use, baby loves it

Cons: heavy, big, needs special adapter for strollers

My husband is from Europe and this car seat is very popular there. It was recommended to us by my SIL. We're happy with it, and DD loves to sit in it! She usually falls asleep while driving. The base is pretty easy to install, and the seat snaps so easily into it. However, you have to push the knob in an extra time to really make sure it has latched. The carrier is very sturdy and feels safe. With DD inside, the car seat feels rather heavy and is not easy to carry. I'm not sure if this is true with other carriers. It is pretty big lengthwise, and in sedan cars the passenger in front has to sit all the way forward and straight up. We use it in our van most of the time with no...
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The Only Carrier that Feels Safe for our Newborn

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Pros: safe, durable, easy, practical

Cons: infant version hurts back, hot

We got our Ergo as a gift and it's the only carrier we feel good about with our infant, since all the others seem to leave her with her chin on her chest when she falls asleep. This is also the case with the Ergo when the infant insert is used belly-to-belly, but there is a side-lying option that works GREAT, and keeps her breathing free and easy. Once she has good head control we'll switch to belly-to-belly. My only concerns with the infant insert are that my back ends up hurting, and I am very aware of her head as I work because it is kind of out and to the side. I think both issues will be resolved when we switch to the belly-to-belly or back position. I can adjust the straps to...
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Prevents Leaks Like a Pro

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Pros: prevents leaks, not bulky, snaps offer lots of sizing ranges

Cons: questionable sizing, snaps can be tricky on squirmy baby

These covers fit our baby best to prevent leaks. She came early and doesn't have a lot of leg chub, so many diapers are loose and leak around the legs. The Thirsties have a leak-catching system to prevent this. They're also easy to wipe clean (unless the edging gets soiled, which is unusual), minimizing the frequency of throwing them in the wash. I don't understand the sizing system, though. We use these covers with flats, and the size 2 diapers fit her over these. They're rated for 18-40lb. babies, and ours is currently around 10lbs. I can only guess that this sizing is perhaps intended for trimmer cloth diapers than ours? We simply tightened the cover's vertical snaps to the...
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