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I recently became quite the all-in-one (AIO) addict- I tried LOTS of different brands in a short amount of time. Some I loved from the moment I opened the package they came in. Others were a poor fit from the start. Keep in mind that every baby is different, so what works for one baby may not work for another.
Hands down, these are my favorite AIO diaper. They are an amazingly trim fit, the aplix is strong, the colors are great, and they’re surprisingly absorbent for such a trim diaper! They cover well in the bum area, I have no problem with wing droop or plumber’s crack, and I’ve had no wicking problems. Drying time is a bit long, but I usually dry them until they’re almost dry, and then finish up by hanging them overnight. They dry VERY well on hot with no shrinkage or changing of their shape. These are the diapers I choose when my son will be wearing dressy pants or jeans- they fit almost as trimly as a disposable!
I was surprised that these diapers held anything at all, given their cotton interiors. They’re a “no frills” diaper from the looks of them, but they’re very well-made. The absorbency is great for an all-cotton diaper. I was amazed by the way the laundry tabs are designed for the aplix- the velcro goes into a little pocket. At first I was annoyed by that, but then when I washed them, the aplix stayed where it was supposed to better than ANY of my other diapers. There are a couple of problems with the fit on these diapers, though. My son wears a medium as far as weight goes, but the medium rise is too short on him, and that causes the belly to roll in and the aplix would scratch his belly. Another problem was the inconsistency between the snaps and aplix sizes. The waist on the snapping ones is a lot bigger than the waist on the aplix. My little guy wasn’t able to wear the snaps at all- they were way too big around. If your baby has a small rise, and fits into one of the weight ranges, then these can work just perfectly! A little birdy told me the Blue Penguin company- the manufacturers- are considering doing a long version of their diapers. I will definitely be trying one of those! And in the soft organic cotton version they have!
I like these AIOs a lot. They come in great colors and fun prints, and I find that the print ones are just as leak-proof as the solid colors. The fit is relatively trim, and they absorb a lot. I trust these as nap diapers with my super-soaker without a doubler, which is saying a lot for an AIO! I haven’t had a leak in these diapers. They take quite a while to dry, but I just dry them in one cycle and then hang them to finish up. There’s nothing phenomenal or surprising about these diapers, but I have 2 of them and can’t seem to let them go. They’re a reliable diaper, and well-made.
I had a couple of these diapers (the old version, I haven’t tried the new version) and I could never get them to work. My little guy has a chunky bum, and these diapers fit so trimly in the crotch area that it was like floss. * giggle * I don’t know how they fit on a slimmer baby, but they just didn’t work for us.
Green Acre Stuffable AIO
These diapers didn’t work for us, because my son pees right out the sides of side-snapping diapers. But I wanted to mention that I LOVED the design of them. I could turn these inside-out for drying, and the microfiber was only attached at the two ends, rather than all the way around. It allowed for a quicker drying- about the same as pockets and inserts- and also it seemed like the microfiber got cleaner that way. They were pretty trim, and if we could do side snaps, I would have loved these diapers!
Very cute diapers, and well-made. Unfortunately, because of the narrow crotch on them, I had the same “floss” experience I had with the Dream-Eze, so they weren’t a good fit for my little guy. I was also confused by the soakers- they didn’t seem to fit into the outer PUL, and I would think that would cause wicking even on a slimmer baby. But I can’t attest to that. :)
I only have one of these, but it’s a great diaper. It’s not the trimmest, it’s not the most absorbent, but it works. I don’t trust it for naps or nighttime, but it’s a pretty reliable daytime diaper. The two soakers inside are sewn at one end, so it dries pretty quickly.