Cloth Diaper Q & A Vol 3 Which Kawaii Baby To Buy
Recently, a great string of comments occurred on the Kawaii Baby Cloth Diapers Review post. Many of you may benefit from the advice given.
Erin December 18, 2010 at 11:38 am
I am so excited about ordering these for my baby! Please help me out, though. I am BRAND new to CD. This will be my FIRST to try! DD is 8 weeks old and probably about 12 1/2 pounds now. She sleeps about 7 hours straight at night. What diaper would you recommend? Help please!
Erin, I would personally recommend you get the Heavy Duty style with the microfleece inner. It’s the easiest to use because of the velcro closures, and it doesn’t leave red marks on your baby’s legs and back (this can be a problem sometimes with other Kawaii diapers). The “luvyourbaby” website says they are out of stock at the moment, but they will be back in stock at the end of January. I have five of this style and love them – they are really high quality and NEVER leak. (I also have five Fun Print Snap Closure diapers, and they look great and never leak, but they leave red marks on my baby’s skin, so I stopped using them.)
France, I am BRAND new to CD. Before I got your message, I ordered one fun print and one heavy duty ultra soft with snaps. They are both leaving red marks on my chunky 9-week-old’s legs and back. She is a very laid back baby, and it doesn’t seem to be bothering her. Would it be bad to still use these diapers during the day? (I equate it to elastic marks left on me by underwear that I don’t feel but may notice when I change clothes.) Did you LO complain and that’s why you chose not to use them at all?
I also wonder if the marks won’t be a problem if she slims down once she starts crawling/walking? My 2 1/2-year-old is very slim, so perhaps I should try these on her?
I love the diapers, but I am a little disappointed in the red marks.
Same here, love the diapers, but disappointed in the red marks from my Fun Prints. No, my baby did not complain (I’m guessing LO stands for “little one”? I am not new to CD (been doing it for almost four years), but I am to chatting about it, so I still have to guess what all the abbreviations mean, lol!), and, to tell you the truth, she is wearing a Fun Print right now, since all my Heavy Duty with Velcro are in the laundry at the moment. I am planning on ordering more Heavy Duty Velcro diapers though, so I can stop using my Fun Prints altogether. I guess it’s not the end of the world if your baby does not seem in pain, but as a mom, the red marks are something I would rather avoid, you know? Anyway, if you are planning on ordering more, I would suggest the Heavy Duty with Velcro and microfleece inner (I read the ones with the microsuede inner also leave red marks), and I was thinking of trying the Bamboo Minky, which are also supposed to be great. I haven’t read one single “red mark” complaint about these so far. Also, I read you can try to stretch out the elastics by putting the diapers a few minutes in the dryer on the HOT setting, and then figuring out a way to stretch the elastics on a metal clothes hanger with clothes pins, and leaving them stretched on the hanger for a day or so, if that makes any sense, lol! Haven’t tried it yet though.
France, Thanks again for your help! Yes, LO means “little one”!
We got two more Kawaii in the mail yesterday–a heavy duty micro inner with velcro and an animal print nighttime diaper (gifts from my mom for Christmas!). I was disappointed when I took off the heavy duty velcro one in that it, too, left red marks. I’m going to have to try the stretching thing. I haven’t tried the nighttime diaper yet. I had already ordered 6 more from Sweetbottoms Baby before I noticed that they all are leaving red marks. Those should be in the mail tomorrow. They were out of the minky bamboo, but that might be my best bet.
I’m wondering if my baby is just too chunky for these diapers?
Although, the diaper itself (inside and the part on her bottom and really everywhere except back and legs) seems super comfy!
That’s too bad.
Does your Heavy Duty have microSUEDE or microFLEECE? I had heard of the one with microsuede leaving marks, but not the microfleece, which works great for us. When you say “I’m wondering if my baby is just too chunky for these diapers”, do you mean Kawaii diapers, or cloth diapers altogether? Because, you know, not all cloth diapers leave red marks. So far, I’ve tried several kinds, and most did not leave marks on my two chunky babies (I have a five-month old right now, and she is in the 95th percentile, so she is quite chunky!) The diapers that have left red marks are the Happy Heinys and the Kawaii Fun Prints, but I also have the following diapers, and they have NEVER left red marks: 1 Bum Genius, 3 Fuzzy Bunz Medium Perfect Size, 1 Flip System and 2 Mommy’s Touch. Most of these are much more expensive than the Kawaii, however, which is why I would like to complete my stash with more Kawaii. The Flip system is quite inexpensive though, so maybe you could try to buy just one and see if it works for you? As for me, I will try the Kawaii Minky Bamboo, and if it’s also too tight, I will complete my stash with either the Heavy Duty with fleece inner or some Flips. Let me know if the stretching thing works, if you try it! One last thing: I have a question for you: you said before that you had a “heavy duty ultra soft with snaps”, but the Heavy Duty only comes with Velcro as far as I’m concerned. Did you mean the “One Size Snap Closure – Ultra Soft Cross-Over Square Tab”? (I’m just trying to figure out which Kawaii cause red marks and which don’t!)”
Still no baby!