Many thanks to Aisha at Diaper Dawgs for sending us her product in exchange for a review!
Do you mind reaching inside the pocket of a wet or dirty diaper with your hand to pull out the inserts? If you’re one of those parents who doesn’t look forward to that part of diaper duty, then read on!
Handling soiled diapers every day is what prompted the creation of Diaper Dawgs. Diaper Dawgs are flexible silicone mitts that fit onto your fingers (sock puppet style) and keep them clean while during diaper duty. Diaper Dawgs are available in pairs of green/blue and purple/pink (you don’t want a puppy to get lonely, right?) Each set is just $7.99. Aisha sent me two pairs so I now have an official collection of all the colors!
They slip quickly onto my fingers and have a textured gripping surface inside the mouth to grab and hold wet fabric:
I can’t deny that there’s a big fun factor involved with Diaper Dawgs. Their small size and adorable design is really cute.
To say that Samuel and Susanna went crazy over our package the day it arrived is an understatement. They were completely infatuated with the Diaper Dawgs, and I’ve had an extremely difficult time keeping them out of their reach now that they’ve been used with my diapers. Last week, I had them up on my laundry sink and my two enterprising toddlers dragged their step stool into the room so they could reach the Dawgs. I found them role-playing with the little mitts in the living room, pretending that the puppies were growling and wrestling. Perhaps Diaper Dawgs could make some sort of “companion” product that could be a toy or diversion object for diaper changes? Just a suggestion!
I like that they come in pairs. I can hold the edge of the diaper with one Dawg and extract the yukky insert with the other.
Diaper Dawgs are easy to clean; I use soap and hot water, and then air dry. They also work great for swishing and dunking diapers, covers and inserts in the toilet. We don’t have a sprayer, but I bet the mitts would be perfect for holding a diaper while spraying it down.
Although I can’t comment on long-term durability since we’ve owned our Dawgs just a few weeks, I do know that silicone is an extremely tenacious material and seems to me a perfect choice for the tough job of handling dirty diapers.
Diaper Dawgs aren’t just fun; they are functional, tough and budget-friendly. One pair is just $7.99. Obviously, not every cloth diapering mother is going to want or need this accessory. If you hate touching wet or dirty diapers, though, you might give them a try. Diaper Dawgs are not a “must have” for me because I’ve always handled my yukky diapers with no problem. Nor do we have a lot of pocket diapers, which the Dawgs are ideal for. However, I’m happy to have these little helpers on hand.
Diaper Dawgs are brand new so it would be great if you could ask your favorite cloth diaper store to become a reseller. Bumbledoo has just added them, so you can pick up a pair there. You can also follow Diaper Dawgs on Facebook and Twitter.
If you’re eager to try out Diaper Dawgs with your stash then enter the giveaway below. TWO of my readers (U.S. only) will each win a pair in the color combo of choice!