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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

{GIVEAWAY} & Review of The Eli Monster *CLOSED

The Eli Monster is a mother-owned and run shop that produces utterly adorable cloth diapers. Let me repeat.  Utterly.  Adorable.



AIO in Amy Butler fabric
How adorable?  Well, for starters, they offer...Amy Butler prints!!  Now, if you're unaware of Amy Butler fabrics, then I'm not sure what rock you've been living under, but trust me on this:  Amy Butler prints are simply stunning {and quite addictive, but that's a whole other post}!  And to actually find diapers constructed in one of her prints is nearly impossible.  Especially ones that are AIO and do NOT need to be covered up with a diaper cover!  Whoo-hoo!

So beyond their spectacular array of designer prints for your cloth diapers, they also offer minky covers {again, very hard to find!,} fabulous fitteds and even some inserts {particularly for gDiapers}.

But of course the all-important question still remains..."How well do they work?"  After all, a diaper can be as cute as a button, but if it doesn't work, then it's worthless.  But, alas, I'm happy to report that we had a good experience with our little Eli Monster diaper.  Besides being the cutest diaper we own thus far, it is fairly thin when compared to other cloth diapers out there.  That being said, this is partly because it is a true AIO (all-in-one) diaper ~  one that cannot be stuffed with any additional inserts.  The beauty here is you save time because there's no stuffing.  The con here is that they take longer to dry, and you can't use these overnight.  But then again, why would you want to waste these diapers' beauty during bedtime?  Trust me when I say you will want to have your baby sporting these diapers sans any bloomers, shorts or pants that would cover them up!

All the Eli Monster diapers come with velcro closure.  As I've said many times before, velcro makes for diapers that are convenient,  fast to put on {that is, Daddy & Grandma-approved!}, and that fit well.  The drawback?  Velcro can lose its "stickiness" {albeit, purpose} after many washes, not to mention its potential to stick to other things in the wash. But these diapers from the Eli Monster do wash up well - no pilling thus far - just some additional time for drying (versus covers or pockets which you can "unstuff" thereby needing less time to dry).

Our little monkey in The Eli Monster AIO
The final score on this diaper is that we love it!  Overall, I'd give it a score of 8.5.  I wish it were a hybrid that I could stuff with additional liners for longer use {ours lasted about 3 hours during the day}, and I wish they offered snap closure.  Snaps would be more durable, and multiple rows of them would allow for the diaper to become a one-sizer that would last all through the cloth-diapering years.  But other than that, they're fabulous!

BUY IT!  Visit The Eli Monster to purchase your own designer print cloth diapers or covers today!  One AIO will run you $19.25, but if you purchase a Lot of them, you'll save some money {you can get a bundle of 6 for just $99, which is equivalent to just $16.50 per diaper}!


WIN IT!  One lucky Haute Tot and Baby Couture reader is going to win their own Eli Monster AIO diaper in their choice of print and size!  See below for how to enter!!

Mandatory Entry!
Visit The Eli Monster and come back here to tell me which product AND print you like best (1 entry)! Be sure to leave your email address in the entry so that I have a way to contact the winner! If there is NO EMAIL left, another winner will be drawn. Winner will be chosen via random.org and notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to claim prize or another winner will be chosen. Entrants can enter through August 27th. Winner to be chosen August 28th, 2010!

Additional Entries!
Once you've completed the mandatory entries, do any of the following for more chances to win! {Again, please be sure to leave your email address in each entry!}

*Follow our blog via Google Friend Connect (1 entry).

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*Include our blog in your blog roll and include URL (1 entry).

*Become a fan of Adam's Blankie on Facebook (1 entry) and score coupon codes!

*Follow Adam's Blankie on twitter AND tweet about this giveaway with the following tweet, (1 entry - can be done daily):
"Win an AIO cloth diaper from The Eli Monster and @adamsblankie! Enter at www.hautetotandbabycouture.blogspot.com!"
(Be sure to leave a link to your tweet/s!).

*Post our blog buttons on your blog and include link to blog. (6 entries possible - 3 for Adam's Blankie shop button and 3 for Haute Tot Couture blog button).

*Blog about this giveaway and include the link to your post AND a picture of the prize!! (3 entries).

*Enter any of our other current giveaways for one entry each (up to 3 entries possible) and leave a comment letting me know which giveaway/s you entered.

*Email up to 3 friends about this giveaway ~ be sure to copy me on the emails! (3 entries possible).

Please note, I was not paid to do this review.
Opinions are strictly my own, and no one or nothing else has influenced me in my review.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.
THANKS FOR ENTERING:
WINNER: T

Have a product you'd like reviewed?
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170 comments:

Heather said...

I love the AIO in mod geo brown print!

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KCB said...

I LOVE the custon minky cover in the print shown

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TopHat said...

I like the White Ole OS Minky fitted diaper!

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Linda said...

i like the OS fitted cloth diaper in black zebra minky

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Nature Manipulated said...

I like the Wallflower AIO.

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Leigh said...

I would love a AIO large in the mod geo brown!

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rock on said...

I love the AIO diaper and I can't believe you're making me choose only one favorite fabric, so if I have to choose one, I'm feeling a little retro today - so I'll go with the boomboxes.

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marybelle said...

I love the CUSTOM AIO Print Diaper in Wallflower Cherry.

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Jennifer Wells said...

I love the custom AIO in the print you have above. I don't see what it's called though.

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melissad.williams said...

I love the AIO Print Diaper (medium) in Sole!

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t said...

I like the pocket diaper with the skulls and guitars.

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Gale said...

I like the Wallflower print diaper!

mom2girls said...

Red Zebra MINKY Newborn Fitted Diaper love it!
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Claude said...

I love the Print Diaper Cover in Teal Corriander.

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Raquel said...

I Love the Lime Dot MINKY Newborn Fitted
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love: M/L Bamboo gDiaper Inserts and the Blue Dot print

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Jenn said...

I love the White Ole OS Minky Fitted Cloth Diaper! So cute!
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Champagne Wisdom said...

Love the Black Zebra Minky OS Fitted Cloth - says fits 9 - 35 pounds, so I would think one size fits almost all! Too cute! Would love to try these - I've never cloth diapered before, but am really wanting to give it a go!

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Caroline said...

I'd like an AIO Medium in Circle Blossoms! Love it!
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Franchesca mom2be said...

Hello,
Fan on facebook
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Im in love with all the prints but the one that catches my eye for my baby girl thats on the way in Sept. is the small inked pink AIO diaper print i also really liked the Viva pink & sundrop great designs over all. Hope i win this for my girl. Thanks for the chance.

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Ames said...

Mod Geo Brown is so cute

I like the cover/swim diaper

Justine M. said...

I love the White Skull Minky OS Fitted Cloth Diaper.

My favorite print for the AIO if I won would be Black Bad Luck Club

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The Jacobsen Family! said...

Love the Minky cover in the Blue Dot or Olive dot print!
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Yuki said...

My favourite product is the fitted and my favourite print is the olive dot

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I like the red zebra fitted newborn minky

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Katie S said...

My favorite product is the AIO in the Wallflower Cherry print. So pretty! But the Minky covers also look awesome. They look so so soft and cute!!

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Stuff Parents Need said...

looks like the shop is closed, but of the fabrics you posted, I like lime floral the very best.

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Ashley said...

I like the AIO in the Wallflower Cherry print

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CuddlesAndCamo said...

I like the AIO in Sole.

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I like the AIO diaper in red plaid print.
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Kaycee @ Fit for a Child said...

Wow, how cute! I love the flip kick print and I would choose the one size so it would grow with my new baby! Fantastic!

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Wow, how cute! I love the flip kick print and I would choose the one size so it would grow with my new baby! Fantastic!

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I love the AIO in ANY Amy Butler print!! So cute!

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I like the Print Diaper Cover in Teal Corriander.
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Karine Traverse said...

Since the shop is closed I kind of guessed based on the past purchases in her feedback
I would love an OS fitted in the Amy Butler Martini Gold fabric or the Pink Retro fabric.
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Bao said...

My favorite is the AIO in the Wallflower Cherry print!! Thank you!
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I love the AIO in mod geo brown print!

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