May 20, 2012

Mini Maestro Review/Giveaway

As promised I am reviewing the absorbency of Mini Maestros new insert. With the review I am giving you all a chance to win your own Mini Maestro.

This is exciting to me  because Mini Maestro sits at the top of my stash and the diaper my husband and mother request if they are left home with my son. My experience with the has been amazing. The feel, the fit and the usability is fabulous. This hook loop is not positioned to rub up against your babies delicate skin as many hook loop tend to do if your baby isn't just the right size. They have a trim fit for your older baby in their jeans. Having boys this is a huge factor for us. The elastic is inside the fleece around babies legs. No imprints left on chunky thighs. I loved my old insert. I can't wait to show you all the improvements.

Just some basic info about Mini Maestro is a sized diaper. You can get Small, Medium, Medium Slim or Large. Your not going to find a One Sized diaper here. They make diapers to fit.This is preferable since all babies are different and One size as adjustable as they might be are not always the best choice for your baby. They have not been for mine. I prefer a sized diaper.


SizeWeight (lbs)*Weight (kg)*Waist (in)
X-Small6-122.75-5.57-12.5
Small7-163-7.257.5-14
Medium Slim12-225.5-109-16
Medium14-256.5-11.59.5-18
Large22-35+10-1612-22

Mini Maestros NEW! insert is 5 layers (bamboo / flannel / zorb / flannel / bamboo) 2 ounces dry comparing them to their older insert that is 3 layers (bamboo / zorb / bamboo) 2.05 ounces dry.
#1 Older Insert
#2 New Insert

Our first test will be slightly modified from our original science projects tests. Instead of dumping 4 ounces of water inside the cover with the insert stuffed we are going to test the inserts alone. Using a PlanetWise Sandwich size food storage bag and allowing no time for the water to absorb. Calling the older insert #1 and the newer insert #2.

#1 Insert  left 5ml of water
#2 Insert  left 3ml of water

Our second test is measuring how much water the insert holds after the wash.

Original weight vs. right out of the washing machine

#1 insert was 2.05 oz. dry. With wash it became 3.95 oz. That's is almost twice the weight of a dry insert.

#2 insert was 2 oz. dry. With the wash it became 3.50 oz. That's an entire 1.5 oz. gained.

Our next test is submerging the insert into 8 oz of water and measuring what is left after 5 minutes. We have to wait on the dryer now. ****
 I had to do 12 oz. of water on each. The old #1 insert held all but 15 ml. The new #2 insert was all but 50ml. I can't wait to see after it's been washed another month or so since bamboo is more absorbant over time. Thanks you for this opportunity.


Alana Smith is our MiniMaestro Winner! I notified you via email. Please respond with your color and size. Congratulations!


****Due to the fact we have multiple tests we will keep updating this blog post after each wash/dry and test.



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64 comments:

Contessa said...

I would like the pumpkin color. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

boyzrule said...

I like chic line

Debnmike moretti

Sam Buck said...

I love the Emerald and Under the Sea colors!

Charlotte said...

I love the Ooga Booga print and the Chocolate color diapers!

Breanne said...

After Eight

Maria said...

So hard to choose. Maybe after eight?

Justice Montgomery said...

Emerald

Mrs. M said...

I like Seas and Skies!

Thank you for the giveaway!

Amanda Maupin

Kari said...

I love the marshmallow in size medium. :)

Kari R.
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Amber T. said...

i love after 8 & under the sea!

Lexi Conklin said...

little prince!

Jeniffer said...

I'd like the Citrus diaper. :)

Nikki said...

I'd like the Emerald.

caedmen said...

I like the After Eight color

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Kristen said...

I like emerald.

kristen bobbitt

Olivia L said...

I like Seas & Skies

Alex Liz R. said...

I like the emerald.
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Heathermo745 said...

i like the cotton candy

MrsKucz said...

I love the bubblegum :)

MartyMomma said...

i'd like emerald

CJ said...

pumpkin!

Deltaflute said...

citrus

Charis's Mum said...

I'd choose either Pumpkin or After Eight.
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Chelsea Preston said...

I would choose bubblegum

Cassie said...

pumpkin!

Mummy Kim said...

little prince and the cute bird print

mp phaiah said...

i like the sea and skies color

Amanda said...

Ilike the After Eight and the one with the chicks on it.
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Krystyl said...

I lovecitrus and after eight

The Zoo said...

pumpkin (makes me hungry) or citrus!

Thanks for making this open to Canadians.

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HCeallaigh said...

i like the patterns of birds if you could get that but i also like the pumpkin

GreenMama said...

periwinkle or after eight

~Kelly said...

after 8

lockwk17 said...

the pumpkin

Fiddlin' Dandi said...

I like Under the Sea

Katie said...

Emerald

Anonymous said...

mint julep is precious!


ashley c.

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GoldenPeaches said...

I'd love the citrus color

K said...

Seas and skies, beautiful!

Barker's Momma said...

I like Citrus.

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Heidi said...

I like the Mint color.

Ashley Beth said...

Love the cotton candy color!

The Secret Life of a SAHM said...

OOga Booga!!

Copper said...

I like the emerald or birds in a size medium. =) thanks so much for the giveaway!

Shannon said...

Seas and Skies

Dani Sue said...

Citrus

Kendal said...

The brown and blue was the one I would pick for my stash!

Heathermo745 said...

Cotton candy

Ashley said...

Mint Julep!

Lizzwisniewski said...

little prince

Justine said...

I like chocolate!

Angela Speaker said...

Mint Julip please!

Meleakua said...

i love the forget-me-not!

J. Olson said...

I like the cotton candy!

aprylleleigh said...

After Eight for me!

Kirstie said...

Pumpkin!!

jennyleigh5309 said...

after eight

mywildcrazylife said...

I would like the orange/pumpkin color
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Sweetpetunia said...

I couldn't find where the colors were clearly labeled so I hope I'm getting this right- I like the purple color diaper.

B R double E said...

I'd choose the Mint Julep, because my baby boy's "color" is light green.

Kelly S. said...

Under the Sea!

alitlmonkee said...

Maybe this time it will work...

Emerald is lovely. I would like that quite a bit.

Kristen said...

Citrus

Lindsay Oussa said...

Citrus or pumpkin!