Top positive review
so happy we found these
February 20, 2018
***The baby is now 12 months and still in size the size 4's. He's had a bit more solid food now, still BF-ing, and his poop has not escaped the diaper for months! I can now proudly (relieve-ed-ly?) say that he lasts the night in one diaper with no issues, so the 12 hour guarantee (the same one I once mocked) has finally come true for this house.***
***We have been using these for a couple of months and will never look back! My now (almost) nine month old's butt has grown so we are now in size 4s. They have been wonderful. The babe likes to poop around 5 am every morning. Sometimes I hear it, sometimes I don't and the 4s have been awesome at sucking up the moist juicy poo and stopping it from leaking out. My baby is still EBF (no solids yet), so yes, his poo is still the watery yellow stuff.***
My husband first ran the numbers and told me that we were going to be in debt soon if we didn't switch diapers soon. We were using the Bambo brand which we love, but as our baby's butt got bigger, the prices followed suit. We are on our third baby in 4 years and have been through a lot of diapers. I feel like a professional diaper reviewer by now.
We suspect that our baby might have the MTHFR gene so we are adamant about getting him non-toxic diapers. Also, we are not Kardashians so we needed something affordable to the middle class. Wa are kind of crunchy, but cloth diapers are where we draw the line.
These managed to check off all our boxes on paper, so we put them to the test: the 7 month old's precious baby bum.
-When I opened the package, I was pleasantly surprised with how cute the diapers were. That's not high on my list, but again, "pleasantly surprised." Bonus. My baby's butt is extra cute now.
-No fragrance and no chlorine! I love that these don't knock you out with some nasty perfume smell tantamount to an old lady covering up sweaty panty-hose.
-The quality is excellent. The feel alone was much better than Earth's Best. They are softer, more "cloth-like." Not that cheap public-bathroom-paper-towel feel.
-the back has a stretchy band that actually stretches. Far superior to Earth's Best and Bambo diapers.
-Non-toxic! It's really sad that we have to label this, because why are other brands putting toxins on baby's butts in the first place??!
-I haven't dealt with any urine leaks yet. My baby is a belly sleeper and nothing has leaked out near his belly button. Also, I tote this baby around a lot in my Tula (front carry). I'm always wary that he'll pee and it'll get all over my stomach (yeah, it's happened a lot), but so far in the past week or 2 that we've been using these diapers, I am happy to report that no pee has leaked on me! SUCH A RELIEF!
-Pee indicator. I haven't had diapers with these on them in a long time. You don't really need the pee indicator at this point as the diaper undeniably swells up when it gets wet anyhow.
-Not a big deal, but when he pees, it gets super pouchy. The Bambo brand seemed to hold a bit more pee. I find myself wanting to change these diapers more often. I'm sure it's just a mental thing because we haven't had any pee leaks yet.
-On day one we had our first #2 blowout sale in his pajamas. It leaked through the legs and the sweet yellow goodness got all over his clothes. It was 5 am so I wasn't very happy in the first place. It is inevitable with any diaper, though. Crap happens.
-the packaging says "leakage protection up to 12 hours." I guess if your baby rarely pees, then yeah. Go for it. In the meantime, I'll definitely be changing my baby's butt WAY more often than that.
Overall, I would definitely recommend these diapers. We are quite pleased and grateful for the affordability.