An Interview (& Giveaway!) with Apple Cheeks Cloth Diapers

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Many of you have sent me emails asking if I have tried Apple Cheeks diapers.  It seems that way down here in south Texas I have been missing out on a hit diaper up in the Frozen Tundra Canada.  Since my goal with All About Cloth Diapers is to bring you the information you want I went straight to the WAHMs behind Apple Cheeks diapers to find out more about them.

At the end of the interview find out how you can win a Starter Kit from Apple Cheeks!!!

1) When did you start cloth diapering?

I started cloth diapering five years ago when my first daughter was born, and Amy started six and a half years ago when her first son was born (I have two daughters and Amy has three sons). At the time, there were quite a few wonderful options available, and the first pocket diapers were just hitting the market. For me it was the PERFECT shopportunity :) I bought diapers like I bought shoes in my previous life as a professional. Amy was a bit more pragmatic and down to earth, as finances were more of a concern. In anycase, we both jumped into it without a backwards glance!

2) How did the idea of Apple Cheeks diapers arrive?

My partner, Amy, and I have been retailing cloth diapers since 2005 through our retail store here in Montreal and we’ve spent hundreds of hours counselling other mothers on the choices available and how to choose the right option for their families. This has always been a really rewarding part of roles as business owners, being able to act as resources for our fellow parents.

The frustrating part was giving out all that great advice for the products someone else was manufacturing and running up against their policies, which limited the advice we could give. As well, we got the sense that most of the parents that we counselled, who were new to cloth diapers, were completely overwhelmed by the amount of choice out there.

So we put our heads together and came up with the idea to design our own line of reusable diapers which would be extremely simple to understand and to use, but at the same would cater to the very wide range of user needs. And hence, the AppleCheeks™ line was born!

It’s a very simple, highly effective product line that appeals to a wide range of parent. It’s trim fitting, it holds leaks like they are going out of style, it’s highly absorbent, comes in a gorgeous range of colours.

Best of all, it’s made right here Montreal, Canada, so you know it’s of the highest quality because we’re right here to make sure of it!

3) How are Apple Cheeks cloth diapers different from other pocket diapers?
AppleCheeks™ Reusable Diapers are a hybrid system and come with customization options that really allow you, as a parent, to maximize its potential for your child. It can be used as a pocket diaper OR as a more economical but equally as effective cover/insert combo (see our video at http://www.applecheeks.ca/site/en/How_Tutorials.html for a demonstration of how the two options work).
We prefer not to limit it by calling it a pocket diaper, and have chosen to call it an Envelope Cover to reflect its versatility.The cover itself fits like a dream due to two rows of well-spaced snaps, elastic on FOUR sides of the diaper (that tummy elastic is so important and so rare in a reusable diaper), and a beautiful cut. You have two choices of highly absorbent inserts, either hemp or bamboo blends.

As well, AppleCheeks™ is a one-stop line, complete with Storage Sacs and plush, reusable bamboo wipes, as well as stay-dry liners for babies with sensitive skin, fleece-topped boosters and regular boosters to increase absorbency, and waist extenders (coming soon) to ensure a perfect fit all the way to toilet trainin. We will shortly be introducing our own brand of flushable liners as well to make dealing with poop a no-brainer.

The AppleCheeks™ Envelope Covers come in two sizes, Size 1 fitting from approximately 7 – 20lbs, and Size 2 from 18 – 35+ lbs. Our inserts are all one-size and fit both covers beautifully. AppleCheeks™ are a high end line of diapers, but the package prices are completely inline with other popular brands on the market which offer similar fabric options.

And to bring it all home, AppleCheeks™ offers an unprecedented level of customer support, with our tutorial video, diagramed user instructions that accompany every sale, our toll-free number where you can speak with a real live person should have any questions or concerns and an online diagnostic form for troubleshooting.

5) AppleCheeks cloth diapers are currently a huge hit in Canada.  What plans do you have for expanding that success more in the U.S.?

AppleCheeks™ have really taken off in Canada in the last year and we have an incredible bunch of really wonderful retailers and the best customers EVER. We have lots of blogging moms lined up to do  reviews of our products to really get the word out. We’re very active on Twitter (follow us at http://www.twitter.com/@AppleCheeksDipes) and will be holding regular giveaways to give a few lucky parents the chance to test out our gorgeous line for themselves.


We’re doing trade shows (Bubble New York in August, for one – VERY excited) and talking with representatives about how we can work together to spread the word, but at the same time maintain our priorities as a small, family-owned business with our customers’ satisfaction remaining our number one priority. And we’re sitting back and enjoying the great reviews and the AMAZING feedback we receive from our happy customers on a daily basis!

Apple Cheeks wants to give one of you the chance to fall in love with their cloth diapering system.  You have an opportunity to enter the contest 4 ways!! Contest ends 12pm cst May 4th!

1) Enter your name in the comments! Easy ;)

2) Follow me on Twitter www.twitter.com/clothdiapertips and tweet about this giveaway! Come back and leave me a comment with your twitter name. Already following me?  Leave a comment with your username.

3) Grab my All About Cloth Diapers button and put it on your blog.  Come back and link to your blog.  If you already have the button leave a comment with the link!

4) SUBSCRIBE to All About Cloth Diapers!  If you are already a subscriber you get a free entry!  Just put your name and let me know you’re a subscriber.

CONGRATULATIONS Lisa Fletcher!!!

YOU ARE THE WINNER (CHOSEN BY RANDOM.ORG) OF THE APPLE CHEEKS STARTER KIT!

I’ll be emailing you shortly.


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About Autumn Beck

Autumn is a wife, mother, homeschool teacher, friend and most important a follower of Christ. She began cloth diapering in 2005 and has experienced many joys and trials throughout the years. Autumn enjoys writing but would choose camping with her family any day!

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201 Responses to “An Interview (& Giveaway!) with Apple Cheeks Cloth Diapers”

  1. Brandi Rich Says:

    Thank you for the chance to win this! This is my 2nd week to cloth diaper–so I’m quite new, but I’m loving it and so is my ds.

    Thanks again!

  2. MamaB Says:

    Have your button on my blog :)

  3. Kim Says:

    enter me pls!

  4. Kerry Says:

    Would love to try one of these.. too cute!!

    twitter follower- kerrypooh :)

  5. Heather Lent Says:

    I follow you on twitter! @ClothDiaperMom ~ Would LOVE to try this diaper!

  6. MamaB Says:

    I follow on twitter (ThriftyMamaB)

  7. Katie Melody Says:

    I would love to be entered. expecting #6 this fall!

  8. MamaB Says:

    I’m a subscriber.

  9. MamaB Says:

    I found out about Apple Cheeks when they started following me on twitter. Enter me please.

  10. Tiffany Says:

    I would love to win this! I’ve been dying to try these diapers. :)

  11. kim Says:

    twitter name kdubbbb, I’m following you know!!

  12. kim Says:

    I would love to be entered, thanks!

  13. Nichole Says:

    What a great opportunity! Following you on twitter, and put your button on my blog!

  14. Lea Says:

    I would love to win! These sound great!

  15. Vanessa Says:

    Would love these! Thanks for offering a chance! :)

  16. Samantha Says:

    i subscribe and follow you on twitter. i would LOVE these!

  17. Jenni Says:

    I’m a subscriber!

  18. Amy Says:

    I would love to try these!

  19. Terra Says:

    I subscribe via google reader

    thanks!

  20. Terra Says:

    Thanks for a fabulous giveaway! I’d love a chance to win!

  21. Farhaana Says:

    I’m on your list…I’ve been trying out so many different diapers…I would love to find one that fits all my needs!

  22. Heidi Says:

    Yay! I get a subscriber entry!

  23. Krista Says:

    I’m a subscriber:) Thanks for the interview. These dipes look awesome.

  24. Christina Says:

    Oh fun!! I would love to try out Apple Cheeks! Following you on twitter!

  25. Mel Fraase Says:

    Yaay, this is a great giveaway!!

  26. Melissa Says:

    I subscribe!

  27. Melissa Says:

    My name is Melissa and I’d love to be entered!

  28. Michelle Says:

    I wowuld LOVE to try these! they look awesome!

  29. Shannon Ropp Says:

    I’m new to cloth diapering. I would love to win!!

  30. Sarah Says:

    I have never heard of these but I’m always on the lookout for new solutions for my little one!

  31. Melissa Says:

    I subscribe.

  32. Melissa Says:

    I follow you on twitter – melissatomko

  33. Amy Says:

    Pick me!

  34. Melissa Says:

    I’d love to win this kit! They sound awesome!

  35. Jennifer Bridges Says:

    Looks like a great system. I would love to try it!

  36. Ang Says:

    I am following you on Twitter. justanarmywife is my name on there.

  37. Ang Says:

    I would love to win this and try these out. Thank You for doing the interview.

  38. Tara Says:

    I’d love to win and try these out

  39. jenny Says:

    I have never heard of these diapers…I hope I win!

  40. Upstatemomof3 Says:

    I am so excited to try out these diapers!! Can never have too many. :)

  41. Jennifer Lankford Says:

    Jenn Lankford: I’m a subscriber!!

  42. Jennifer Lankford Says:

    Button is on my personal blog!!

  43. Jennifer Lankford Says:

    BTW: My username on Twitter: JennLankford

  44. Jennifer Lankford Says:

    Following you on TWITTER!

  45. Annie Says:

    I am also a subscriber, love your blog, please enter me!

  46. Annie Says:

    I would love to try these!

  47. Kelly Says:

    I have been wanting to try these for a little while.

  48. jen m Says:

    What a great company!

  49. janny Says:

    I follow on twitter. I am anpnek

  50. janny Says:

    I subscribe to your blog.

  51. janny Says:

    I would love to win these!

  52. Maha Says:

    I am following you on twitter and I tweeted about this giveaway: http://twitter.com/mohop

  53. Maha Says:

    I would love to win this and try out these awesome looking dipes!

  54. EveLynne Says:

    I am always up for new cloth diapers! My 20 pound 4 month old little man keeps me on my CD toes!!!

  55. Tami Says:

    These look great! I’m new to cloth diapering so I appreciate the chance to win! Thanks!

  56. Denita Says:

    I’m always trying to find out about new cloth diapers and what better way than to use the Apple Cheeks diapers myself by WINNING them. I am also a subscriber.

  57. Tanya Says:

    I subscribed! (I haven’t figured out how to add you to my twitter but I’ll post once I figure it out! LOL)

  58. Queen of the Click Says:

    I follow you on Twitter – queenoftheclick

  59. Queen of the Click Says:

    I’d love to win and try these!

    Queen of the Click

  60. Sheryl Says:

    I would love to be entered too. These look like great diapers. I subscribe to your blog too.

  61. Heather Says:

    I follow you on twitter (you started following me first :), hclough) I subscribe and I put a link on my blog. I think this is a great giveaway. As a newbie to CD I would LOVE to win this to get me started. Thanks for your blog and this great opportunity!

  62. Maggie Says:

    I subscribed to your feed using live bookmarks.

  63. Maggie Says:

    This looks wonderful! Thanks for the giveaway.

  64. Peggy Morgan Says:

    Hi, Im a subscriber and follow you on twitter. I would love to be entered those apple cheeks look so cute!

  65. becca Says:

    yay…I just put your button on my blog here: corybeccafamily.blogspot.com

  66. becca Says:

    I am now subscribed to you too! :) (is there a way to show u how I am subscribed to you or does it show you automaticallY? -sorry new to this SAHM and internet culture :)

  67. becca Says:

    I follow you on twitter @beccachats

  68. becca Says:

    Hi I would love to win. I want to expand my knowledge and collection and become a true enthusiast like yourself! I am very new (starting this week on fuzzybunz and grobaby from friend recommendations) to CD and appreciate your tips! Thanks!

  69. Jessica Says:

    I subscribe to the blog

  70. Hannah Says:

    I too would love to be entered! These dipes look so cute- thanks for the chance to win some! Great blog, by the way! :)

  71. Andrea Says:

    Hey, I subscribe to your blog! Thanks for giving us the chance to try out these diaps!
    Andrea

  72. Jenn B Says:

    I subscribe to your blog.

  73. lucy Says:

    i also subscribe through bloglines!

  74. lucy Says:

    i follow you on twitter, i’m lucy8180!

  75. lucy Says:

    i would love to try these!

  76. Mya Burgoon Says:

    Hey These look great! I’d love to join the contest! You have a great website, It has been so helpful as we started CDing about 4 weeks ago!

  77. amanda Says:

    following you on twitter: @amandap22

  78. amanda Says:

    ohh how fun! pick me! :0)

  79. Genevieve Says:

    I have been using AppleCheeks for the past month and I love them! The fit is great!

  80. jodi Says:

    I am a subscriber to your blog. Thanks for all the wonderful information.

  81. Jane Says:

    I am a subscriber. Thanks for all of your wonderful help!!

  82. Sandra Says:

    I too already subscripe, so add me for a drawing.

  83. Michele Says:

    Please, please, please – I would love to win these awesome diapers!

  84. Shannan Ajluni Says:

    I would love to see what all the hype is about!

  85. Eva Gavin Says:

    Eva Gavin. I follow you on twitter: evagavin and I sub to your blog!

  86. Emily B. Says:

    I’m convinced cloth is the way to go. I just have to convince my VERY RELUCTANT husband! Please enter me – he can’t argue with free! :)

  87. Laura Says:

    Oooh, these look very different, and I’ve never heard of them before! I’ve been enjoying your blog for a few months now, and I really feel like I’m getting an idea of the pro’s, con’s, and what’s out there in the cloth diaper world. I just hope I can decide before the baby comes in August!

  88. Heather Says:

    I’m a subscriber, so I guess that means I’m entered! :):):)

  89. katie Says:

    i would love these… your blog has definatly been the one to push me over the fence and decide cloth dipering is the way to go!!

  90. Jane Says:

    Oooh! I would love to win a starter kit! That’s exactly where I am in this journey- the start!

  91. Autumn Beck Says:

    manually entering for:

    Johanna

  92. Jen Says:

    I’m a subscriber, I’d so love to try these diapers!

  93. Vicky Says:

    These would be wonderful for both my sons (2 month old and 20 month old). Plus I never win so I would be ecstatic!!

  94. Emily Says:

    I subscribe! Enter me please!

  95. Kate Says:

    These sound great! I subscribe to your blog.

  96. Vicki D. Says:

    Blog lover here. I tell everyone about your blog as it has helped me out sooooo much!!

  97. Kate Says:

    Thanks for all you do to keep us in the loop with all the new diapers out there!
    Please put me in the drawing, i’d love to try out a new system!