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.