Monday, June 1, 2009

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Product Focus: AppleCheeks

* Brief intro about AppleCheeks and the inventors.

The moms behind AppleCheeks™, Amy and Ilana, have five kids between them (three boys for Amy and two girls for Ilana) and have cloth diapered them all. Cloth diapers have gone through a major evolution in the last six years and it's been truly wonderful to be a witness. But for Ilana and Amy, who have been selling cloth diapers from their retail store for the last four years, being witnesses just wasn't enough. After counselling hundreds of parents on the choices available and offering a fantastic level of support for the choices their customers had made, these two forward thinking mompreneurs decided that what would really benefit their customers was a line of Canadian-made reusable diapers that offered as much freedom and flexibility in one system as possible, accompanied by the highest end customer service possible. And so, AppleCheeks™ were born!

* Short description of your products, when they were invented, the materials they're made of, etc...

The AppleCheeks™ line of reusable diapers is a hybrid system consisting of 2-size, fantastically soft and amazingly well-fitting microfleece-lined PUL cover, a one-size insert in your choice of either hemp or bamboo blends, and a variety of accessories that compliment the base system and make it truly customizable to the needs of the individual baby. The covers come in ten gorgeous colours and fit a wide range of babies, from birth to toilet training.

* Why choose AppleCheeks?

AppleCheeks™ have been getting rave reviews since they hit the market in early 2008. The system is not only extremely easy to use, but it is of the highest quality as it's designed and manufactured right in Montreal, Canada, the home of the company. They are one of the most flexible systems on the market in terms of not only how they can be used (as a cover with an insert or a pocket-style diaper), but they fit a very wide range of babies while at the same time catering to the functional and esthetic needs of the parent! And unlike other pocket diapers on the market, the inserts actually fall out in the wash, which means no unstuffing of a dirty diaper!

33 comments:

Senior Family said...

love the product reviews :) these diapers look really neat !!

Katie said...

I was going to ask about the envelope opening being in the middle of the diaper - but if it falls out in the wash - that's perfect!
These are so cute - I'd love to try one!!

Cari C said...

I'm so excited to try these! I've always loved my pocket diapers at night. They offer a leak-proof solution since you can customize the absorbancy. However, I HATE stuffing and unstuffing! These diapers seem SO much easier to stuff and I don't have to unstuff them at all!! Also I don't have to even think about microfiber inserts which I hate. Even as a 2 month-old when I first started CDing my son would soak MF and leak right through. (insert eye roll here)
It also seems like a 2 size system would fit so many more babies. I can't wait for my order to arrive!

Rushie said...

These diapers look great, I would love to try one and I love all the color options!!!

Thrifty Mama B said...

Very nice to "meet" more diaper makin' mamas. Looking forward to trying out an Apple Cheeks especially since I dont have to touch the insert :)

Fertilized said...

I am very interested in trying these since I am i having to order all snap diapers know to re-stock. My son has decided he will ripe off the velcro kinds

Sara in Seattle said...

just ordered 3 of these! Can't wait to get them!

as said...

I love applecheeks diapers! The colors are so cute and I like that there are only 2 sizes. It makes buying cloth diapers seem more economical.

Denise said...

I'm so glad Kelly's closet has started carrying these...the colors are sooo cute!

Thanks for all the info about the company, I LOVE hearing about how cloth diaper makers got started!!!

Upstatemomof3 said...

I have one cover and two inserts and I absolutely love them. They take away the incredible bulk of the premium prefolds and I love it. I so wish I had more of these. Must convince Hubby to buy more :)

Ashley said...

I am in the midst of deciding to do cloth or not (more up to my husband). Out of all that I've researched these look the best. I would LOVE to try these out and prove to my husband that these are better than disposables. Thanks for the review!

Jenney said...

I'm not in the market for new covers or diapers right now, but I will definately keep these in mind when I am! How do they work for newborns?

Becky said...

It sounds so wonderful...a life without stuffing! And it sounds so much cleaner :) Can't wait to try!

Sammy said...

Very cool! Why is this the first I'm hearing about these?!

Anna said...

Thanks for the info!

the monkey's mama said...

I am a huge fan of Apple Cheeks but didn't know half of what you wrote about them--so good to learn! thank you!

AScott said...

They look so cute! I really want to try these!

dannyscotland said...

I got one to try, and it's adorable. It is unfortunately too small for my daughter so I'll have to get size 2, but definitely worth it. They're so cute!

A Psych Mommy said...

I love how this can both be used as a cover and a pocket! I'd love to try one of these!

pamnkevin said...

I would love to try an apple cheeks diaper. They look like they have the best fit.

Serena said...

Jenney: I haven't given these a try on a newborn as my little guy is now 7 months - but they have an amazing fit (we're on the size 2).

I would imagine that once the umbilical cord comes off these would work well for a newborn though.

I get such a great fit with this diaper!

Valerie aka Mamalovelock said...

These diapers look awesome! I can't wait to try them out!!

Jackie said...

I cannot wait to try these diapers! I've heard nothing but good things about them.

Slee said...

Great Review! very informative, and lets face it, not having to unstuff a diaper makes it really fantastic!

Jennifer said...

I want one of these so bad!!! They are just too cute! Thanks for all the info!

momof3dolls said...

Love the product reviews! I like that you don't have to unstuff them during laundry. Would love to win them :)

Brittany said...

These diapers are so cute! Thanks for another great product review!

hosiewosie said...

these diapers look sweet- I love the term mompreneurs

crunchymommashay@yahoo.com said...

unstuffing my pockets is my least favorite part. the colors and names are great, too. love em!

Shelly said...

I can't wait to try Apple Cheeks! I have never heard of these diapers before. The colors are so pretty and unique.

Jackie at 3littleones said...

i've been wanting to try this diaper for awhile now - it looks awesome and I've heard such great things about them. thanks for the product focus post! :)

Megan said...

I like the gusset in the back to keep everything in and for a better fit

Anne Johnson said...

I have 2 apple cheeks and cant stand them. They look great until they go on my baby who is 14 months old. The elastic is so tight i feel like i am cutting off her circulation. They also ride up high on the back andnlow in the front. They are hard to snap. I have had them 2 weeks and still can not figure out the fit. Also, i bought a 6 pack of microterry and after 4 washes 8ne of them has come undone at the seams.