As a mom of twins and a toddler, I know the need to have burp clothes and towels on hand. At 10 months, my twin girls still spit up regularly. I’m not sure if they get dizzy from the Nystagmus or just have reflux problems. Either way, I have countless burp clothes setting out on the edge of the couch, ready to go. They are small and flimsy and none of them match. I also have old, discolored towels on hand at all times for any water spills, food spills, potty training accidencts – you name it.
So I was excited when Sarah, the founder of Piperoos reached out to offer her 100% organic cotton flannel pads in exchange for an honest review. These super absorbent, heavy-duty pads come in a 3 pack and can be used for spit up, spills, diaper changes, or to throw along in the diaper bag. And they are so much cuter than the rags I’ve been using!
If you would like a chance to win a pack of 3 for yourself or as a gift for a friend, please like my Facebook Projects and Parenting fan page and invite your mom friends to like it as well. The more friends you can get to like my page and complete the survey, the more chances you have to win! Otherwise, you can purchase these online for only $26.99.
However, as a frugal do-it-yourself-er, I decided to see how much it would cost to make these myself. I found the exact same organic cotton confetti and animal print fabric on eBay for about $15 per yard, including shipping. The backside is made from plain cream ivory organic cotton flannel, which also sells on eBay for about $10 per yard, with shipping. In order to make all three of these, I would need at least 1 yard of each type of fabric. After I include the cost of batting ($4) and thread ($2) to put between the two layers, It would actually cost at least $4 more try to make these myself, not to mention my time.
I’d rather support a fellow mom. The ever-so-slight stitching imperfections suggest that these pads are in fact made by hand. They are 20.5 by 15 inches, a couple inches larger than advertised on the Piperoos website. From the recycled cardboard packaging to the product itself, it’s clear that this momtrepreneurs supports local business and cares about the environment. Unlike most of my other posts, I conclude that this product is more worth buying than DIYing.