You know when you find someone and have an instant connection? I first "met" Michelle, work-at-home mom and owner of Angel's Rainbow Bottoms, through an online community of baby loss mommas. Her children are Nicholas, Lillyanna (a month older than E), Angel, and her rainbow, Lucas. She decided to open up her cloth diaper business after the loss of her daughter, Angel, at 17 weeks gestation.
When we started to discuss a review and giveaway, I learned more about her parenting philosophy and personality. I kind of feel like we must have known each other in a past life because we have so much in common. If she lived closer, I know we'd hang out all the time. Friends like Michelle are just one more gift that Violet has given me.
The Angel Rainbow Bottoms shop logo has four colors of the rainbow, four wings (of a butterfly to represent Angel), and four dots to represent Michelle's four babies. I love how she's found so many ways to tie her children all together. That's an ongoing task for grieving mommas when their family is incomplete here on earth.
As we discussed what type of diaper would be best for D to try, I found a robot printed one-size all-in-one in her shop. D's room has a robot theme, so it was perfect! It was the first diaper she ever made and her pattern has changed since then, so she sent him the robot diaper plus another all-in-one with an adorable wildlife flannel inner (Skunks! Owls! Foxes! All for D to pee on! I can't handle the cuteness!). These were the first diapers we've used that weren't pockets like our Charlie Bananas.
If you are new to cloth diapering or just ready to try it out, I highly recommend starting with some all-in-ones. These are the first diapers I grab fresh out of the dryer, because I don't have to stuff any inserts into them (and they've never leaked). They are the cloth choice most like disposables with no prep for you to do (after a few initial washings to get the materials ready to absorb). They don't need to be line dried like my pockets. Add in the fact that Michelle can custom make you anything theme or colors you'd like makes ordering from her irresistible!
In addition to diapers, Michelle makes wipes, burp cloths, blankets, pillow case dresses, and reusable breast pads, which I immediately ordered from her! They are super soft and absorbent with no leaks for me, either! I love the unique fabrics she has to choose from; I got robots (so that I match D) and space ones! Yes, my boobs are out of this world!
D even picks and grabs the Angel's Rainbow Bottom diapers out of our diaper laundry stash himself!
Michelle has generously offered to giveaway a custom hybrid fitted or all-in-one (like D received) to one lucky reader! To enter to win, log in to Rafflecoper below to see our many ways to enter!
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Angel's Rainbow Bottoms gifted us with two diapers for doing this review, but I separately purchased the re-usable cloth breast pads. As always, the opinions and enthusiasm are 100% my own!