Hiney Liney’s Cloth Diapers Review

December 11, 2008

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Last week I introduced you to a brand new cloth diapering system called Hiney Lineys.  I received my Hiney Lineys on Monday and have had a chance to try it out.  Paisley even helped in the testing by pooping in it :)

I have truly come to appreciate all the different systems available for cloth diapering families.  What works for one family can leave another with a deer-in-the-headlights look.

Hiney Lineys lacks the simplicity I have grown accustomed to.  The system consists of a cover and a snap in liner.  You then need to add an insert, prefold or something under the liner for the absorbency part.

Getting it ready the first time wasn’t a problem.  But the second and third use was more difficult.  I found it more difficult to unsnap the liner, pull out the liner and insert, put it somewhere, lay in another prefold/insert, snap in the liner, slide it under my daughter, then fasten.  It was a lot more time consuming than I have time for.

I ended up using it one time then tossing the whole thing in the pail.  If you use it this way then you pay $23 for a sized diaper.  Not economical for me.

As far as sizing goes, I ordered a Medium just based on Paisley typically wearing a medium.  But I would have been better off ordering a large.  Not only for more waist room but also to use the shell as a cover over fitteds.

The snap in insert is made of suedecloth which should be noted.  Paisley was highly allergic to suedecloth as a baby but apparently is fine with it now.  No rash appeared after her wearing it. The liner also contains fold-over elastic that can cause irritation for some babies.  Paisley developed red marks on her thighs but this was most likely caused by me making the diaper too tight.

When Paisley pooped I encountered a problem.  To unsnap the liner from underneath the front flap I basically had to touch poop **YUCK**.  But thinking back I probably could have just left it snapped during washing.

On the positive, I found Hiney Lineys to be very trim even with a prefold as the absorbency.  The diaper is well made with no flaws or obvious changes that need to be made to the design.

My job is to review a diaper and give you my honest working opinion.  I emphasize again that what may be complicated to me may be a life saver to you.

As I stated in my other post about Hiney Lineys, I have been getting emails and reading posts on diaperswappers from moms looking for exactly this system.  So the need is out there and I pray Sheila does very well with her cutting-edge design.

If you have had the opportunity to use Hiney Lineys please leave your review in the comments section.  I have thousands of readers that benefit from each and every word on this blog.


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About Autumn Beck

Autumn is a wife, mother, homeschool teacher, friend and most important a follower of Christ. She began cloth diapering in 2005 and has experienced many joys and trials throughout the years. You can read more from Autumn over at https://www.facebook.com/beautifullyblessedlashes.

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11 Responses to “Hiney Liney’s Cloth Diapers Review”

  1. Evelyn Omeria's mom Says:

    Ok ladies, I just recieved my H.L. I am truly excited and I am not easily excited about cloth diapers 8;} This is the answer to a very serious prayer! A diaper that acts like a AIO but is not. No stinky thick one time use only diaper for 20 bucks! It is a miracle prefolders dream come true. You really only need two diapers I think… You have one on and the other preped. The liner keeps baby dry, no more wondering which diaper to use. Should I use the night diaper? Nap diaper? Mall diaper? Summer need a breathable light diap? When it arrived, I just popped in a prefold folded into thirds and put it on! She pooped, I changed the liner, used the same diap and we were off to the museum. 4 hours and counting her bum was dry, but the prefold in the diaper was soaked! No H.L. leaks! WOW! My only suggestion to the designer was that she have an option to snap the liner in a way that would totally protect the cover on the front inside for babies who have serious blowouts. She gets a 9 out of 10 in my book!

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  2. Evelyn Omeria's mom Says:

    Ok ladies, I just recieved my H.L. I am truly excited and I am not easily excited about cloth diapers 8;} This is the answer to a very serious prayer! A diaper that acts like a AIO but is not. No stinky thick one time use only diaper for 20 bucks! It is a miracle prefolders dream come true. You really only need two diapers I think… You have one on and the other preped. The liner keeps baby dry, no more wondering which diaper to use. Should I use the night diaper? Nap diaper? Mall diaper? Summer need a breathable light diap? When it arrived, I just popped in a prefold folded into thirds and put it on! She pooped, I changed the liner, used the same diap and we were off to the museum. 4 hours and counting her bum was dry, but the prefold in the diaper was soaked! No H.L. leaks! WOW! My only suggestion to the designer was that she have an option to snap the liner in a way that would totally protect the cover on the front inside for babies who have serious blowouts. She gets a 9 out of 10 in my book!

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  3. Autumn Beck Says:

    Yikes, Renee! Paisley fits into the Hiney Lineys medium size chart. But to double the shell as a cover over fitteds I’d need a large. The mediums are a perfect fit with an insert.

    Sada, I completely see how having more shells would help. Even just with 2.

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  4. Sada Says:

    I have several Hiney Lineys, and I find that they are very simple to use if you have several and rotate at diaper changes. I prefer to let my covers air out between reuses anyway :) I had blowout problems with regular pocket diapers…Hiney Lineys totally solves that with the dual elastic. They’re absolutely my favorite night-time diaper :)

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  5. Renee Says:

    “As far as sizing goes, I ordered a Medium just based on Paisley typically wearing a medium. But I would have been better off ordering a large.”

    Kinda disappointed that someone with as much CD experience as you would order a diaper based on what size your DD wears in “other” diapers, instead of looking at *this* diapers measurements :(

    Hiney Lineys can be very easy to use–no more difficult and time-consuming than pre-stuffing a pocket–if you have more than one, so that you aren’t re-assembling the same diaper each time but rather alternating between two or three (isn’t that the recommendation anyways? To let a cover air out between uses?). You could replace 6 to 9 pocket diapers that way! *Very* economical!

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  6. Autumn Beck Says:

    Wool and/or lanolin can cause irritation. Paisley also went through that but b/c of my love of wool I gave it another try many months later without problem. How old is your baby? I would say experiment a bit and if you find the problem but love the diapers hold on to them to try again later.

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  7. Bayla Says:

    What other materials have you heard of babies being sensitive to? how about PUL?
    We’re going to try using only cotton and hemp and maybe wool instead of PUL covers.

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  8. Autumn Beck Says:

    Bayla, FB and Thirsties have a microfleece inner. The only way to tell if the rash is caused from the material is to stop using those diapers for a day or so. Do you have any prefolds? You could lay a tri-folded prefold in a cover for an easy diaper. Suedecloth can be found on bumGenius diapers, to name the most popular of the suedecloth inner diapers. Drybees is another popular one.

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  9. Bayla Says:

    Autumn,
    You said Paisley developed an allergy to suedecloth… I’m thinking my baby might have an allergy as well. He’s been having a terrible rash on and off for months. It doesnt bother him but it wont completely go away.

    How do you know if that’s the problem? Which diapers use suedecloth? I’m thinking Fuzzi Bunz… Maybe Thirsties?

    Which diapers did you use that definitely didn’t have suedecloth?

    Thanks for your help!
    Bayla

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  10. Autumn Beck Says:

    Haley, of course you can change Paisley’s diapers anytime you want ;)

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  11. Haley Says:

    can i use that.coool.

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