Friday, June 15, 2012

{Sponsor Spotlight & Review} Charlie Banana : Organic Cotton Underwear

In the market of major cloth diaper competition these days (which is actually super awesome), many brands are trying to find ways to stand out. Charlie Banana is one of those that delivers luxury and premium quality around the world. I own some of their Double-sided Cloth Wipes, so I know the exceptional high quality that you can expect from Charlie Banana.

Charlie Banana sent me their Organic Cotton Underwear 3-pack to review. During the day I will often times put Buddy in regular underwear if we're mostly staying home. He's not too comfortable telling me that he needs to use the potty while in public yet so we usually wear trainers when we're out still. But at some point we'll be completely transitioned to underwear and I definitely would love to get a whole bunch of these from Charlie Banana!

 Don't they look super soft!?! That's because they really are! I honestly wish they made some for women because I'd buy them! The thin, high quality 100% organic cotton definitely has the luxurious quality that Charlie Banana goes for. They feature the classic underwear look with a soft gentle elastic waistband and thin elastic at the legs. They are just one single layer of the organic cotton throughout, with the exception of the double layer of cotton that lays between front and back, right in the middle.

We received the size Large which is designed for ages 3-5 and they don't come any larger than that. I doubt these will make it to age 5 since Buddy is already actually a tiny bit past the height and weight measurements suggested (he's a tall boy!), but for now, they fit him perfect! They fit like a glove, aren't baggy, are extremely thin and comfy, and are made with my favorite material...organic cotton! They wash amazingly well and didn't shrink one bit which I was worried about. I wanted to share actual photos of him wearing the underwear, but decided that since it's not a trainer and it's real underwear, it's not appropriate to show them. I hope you understand!

This underwear is actually designed for girls and boys. With that said, the double layer of cotton sewn into these underwear is not going to provide much, if any, protection against even a little leak (especially for a boy). Boy parts sit more in front and the double layered area is at the bottom where if provides a little dribble protection for a girl. It would actually be really nice if Charlie Banana designed these with the extra layer just a couple inches higher in the front for boys. That's really my only concern with these for boys, but otherwise, we LOVE this underwear and can't wait to get more. If you're looking for more of a trainer, Charlie Banana does offer 2-in-1 Swim Diaper & Training pants that have a waterproof, outer layer and a soft organic cotton interior lining. The largest size only goes up to 27 pounds so that wouldn't work in our case (Buddy is 39 pounds!), but would work great for a small toddler.

Price: 3-pack Organic Cotton Underwear - $18.88
 
Buy It: Check out CharlieBanana.com to find retailers near you or shop online!

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Disclosure: I received the above mentioned product(s) to facilitate this review for free. No other compensation was received. This is my completely honest opinion above and may be different from yours. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

74 comments:

Melanie Ski said...

You find the best cloth diapers on the web!! Great review!

crunchyfarmbaby said...

Those look great! We're just starting the potty journey with our son and he's already doing the "tug on the diaper to get it off" thing (thankfully his are snaps, so he can't... yet), so I'll be in the market for underwear soon. Thanks for the info!

Kecia said...

I love that these are made of organic cotton...and that they fit like a glove!

Stacey T said...

We have a girl so its interesting to know that this underwear seems a little more geared towards her.

Meggan said...

Would love to try one of their one size diapers!

Charis's Mum said...

Love that the underwear is organic cotton.
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Shannon said...

I like that they are 100% organic cotton.

HCeallaigh said...

i also would like to try thier pocket diapers!

Geri Fink said...

I like that they are 100% organic

Kendall said...

I didn't know they had underwear! You learn something new every day. :)

Yesenia said...

I would love to try these! I would also love to try their 2 in 1 swim diaper and training pants. They have such great colors/prints.
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nica said...

I would love to try their one size diapers! I've read great things about them!

michelle hodenius hill said...

Interesting to note these may not be great for boys!

Linda said...

I didn't know that Charlie Banana sold underwear. My first isn't even born yet, so I'll keep this in mind for later down the road.

RebeccaWM said...

I love these are %100 organic cotton. It's nice to know that they work for both genders as well!

Ashley Beth said...

I love how soft these look, but not like the cheap underwear you find at most stores.

Jade Rahl said...

love the print options. Super cute little robots!

Meleakua said...

i love their blue petit coeur on white one-size diaper- soooo cute!!

Allison Downes said...

Another product I love is the The Fashion Collection The Kate- one size

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Carrie said...

I learned that Charlie Banana sells underwear, and it's 100% organic cotton.

4 Crazy Kids...and a Cloth Diaperin' Mama said...

These look great! Based on your information, I'm glad I have a girl, as these don't provide much protection from dribbles from a boy as the extra layer is sewn down lower.
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Alisha L. said...

I'd also love to try a Charlie Banana Pocket diaper! They look amazing too :)

Sarah Hull said...

I love the Goodbye Disposable, Hello Cloth and the Orbit in bellywrap sized cloth diapers!

The Beer's said...

I love that these are organic cotton. They look so soft.

selenke said...

they look amazing, love that they are organic

Bekah Kuczenski said...

I would also love to try there pocket diapers, they have such cute colors and prints!!

Melanie said...

It sounds like these are just as soft as the diapers. I'd love to try them!

Justice Montgomery said...

Thanks for the review! I have boys so....I think we'll just stick with hanes as far as actual undies go LOL

Nikki said...

I'd also like to try their XS sized diaper for Baby #2 due in July!

Raquel said...

I love the Charlie Banana OS pocket diapers! they fit so well and have just the right amount of snaps and the elastic adjustments are so nice! :-)

Audrey Jensen said...

These look great. We've got the swimmer/trainers for swimming. I'm glad they offer then next step too!

Tiffany said...

I'd love their Butterfly swim diaper.

Krystyl said...

I'd love thier OS diaper in Turquoise.

Sandy VanHoey said...

I also like the
The Fashion Collection The Kate- one size

Sandy VanHoey said...

I also like the
The Fashion Collection The Kate- one size

Robin said...

About 2/3 of my stash are Charlie Banana diapers, so I'll definitely look at their underwear when we start potty training!

Olivia L said...

I love the BlackBeary one size cloth diaper

hippiemama86 said...

I learned that these fit really well, and are extremely soft and comfy. I'd love some for my little guy! :)

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caedmen said...

I would also love to try their swim diapers that can double as training pants

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Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

I'd never heard of unisex cloth underwear for kids before, but I agree it would be better to design one with a double layer in front for boys

kzoo said...

looks llike great quality

Krystal said...

I would love to try their wipes!

MissMannah said...

Love that they are 100% organic cotton!

Beth R said...

We love that they are 100% organic cotton
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Keara B. said...

Looks like Charlie Banana has a bunch of great products.. I'd love to try the swim diaper!

Lisa said...

I didn't know Charlie Banana made organic underwear. Learned something new!

Bonnye said...

Good to know they are more for later on in potty training. I love that they do not have a print- making it gender neutral!

jennifer said...

i love that they are 100% organic cotton!

Amanda said...

I would love one of their swim diapers/trainers in the blackbeary!
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Fiddlin' Dandi said...

The organic cotton would be great for my baby's bum.

Keepsmiling said...

I like Charlie banana s wipes

Tara said...

I like the Charlie Banana swim diapers.

Britni said...

We lover their organic wipes!

Anna said...

I learned how super soft they are, and how much these trainers look like "normal" under ware. Would love to try them at some point.

Regan said...

These look very nice. We're not at the potty training stage yet but I am starting to try to stock up for when we're ready

Heather Paulding said...

I am excited about these the most! My son is ready for these...look very comfy!

Ashley Suzanne said...

Love that these looks so soft and comfy!

Lynn Becker said...

I love the The Fashion Collection BlackBeary one size cloth diaper from Charlie Banana.

Anna Claire said...

I've had my eye on Charlie Banana trainers and underwear - they look fab.

Kelli A. said...

I had no idea they made underware too! Now I know and I love that they are organic cotton...they look so soft and comfortable.

lockwk17 said...

I would love to try the One Size Diapers.

Sarah Douglas said...

Organic Cotton? Whats not to love!

Christine Jessamine said...

i also like the The Fashion Collection The Kate- one size cloth diaper

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Andrea Williams said...

I like the cotton underwear - looks so comfy.

Becky said...

I learned these are for girls AND boys..and thanks for the warning against no leak protection.

Nicole said...

I've always wanted to try a Charlie Banana One size diaper. Have you seen the robot print? So cute!

Nicole said...

I've always wanted to try a Charlie Banana One size diaper. Have you seen the robot print? So cute!

Beth Ann said...

There is no such thing as a Charlie Banana diaper that I'm not in love with!

I love the organic cotton! :)

Rachel & Jamon Clark said...

it is really good to know that the largest style only goes up to 29 lbs. especially since my 1 year old is right now 24 lbs

J. Olson said...

Charlie Banana's were one of the first CDs I looked at online when I decided to go this route. They look amazing but unfortunately were out of my price range :( Would love to try any of their products though!

Jesi (kids-clutter-and-chaos.blogspot.com) said...

I'd love to try these on my boys!

Christina said...

I also love the BlackBeary print swim diaper.

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Julie said...

I love their swim diapers:-)

katy w said...

we've never tried CB's, but would love to!