Sometimes I have zero self control. Zero. I haven’t had the need to really purchase any cloth diapers over the past year. But, there are times when a diaper looks so enticing I just have to try it.
One day I noticed that Banana Peels Diapers tweeted that they had just listed some Goodmama The One cloth diapers. So I bought one- The Jungle One.
Is it squishy soft like Goodmama’s are famous for? Of course.
Is it worth the $28.00? No.
I can name a dozen or more cloth diapers that are just as cute, more absorbent, better fitting, trimmer and easier to put on.
I have yet to buy a Goodmama cloth diaper (fitted or AIO) that doesn’t have at least one snap that is broken or less than perfect. That’s crazy. Some people complain about crooked or uneven stitching but at least the diaper still functions!
I get so frustrated when I’m trying to hold Sterling down and I can’t get a snap to snap! Plus, I have to fold down the rise and it never stays even.
Once the diaper is finally on, Sterling usually gets to wear it about 45 minutes before the wicking gets me wet. GRRRRRR.
Really?! $28 for a cloth diaper that leaves him and I wet? Bum Genius Organics run about $24.95 and they don’t leak. I’ve left one of them on for 5 hours and only then did it leak. Anne Marie Padorie AIOs cost $20 (CAD) and I’ve never had a leak.
Perhaps it has to do with the turned & top-stitched seams. Most all-in-ones I’ve used that are T&T wick.
My advice, if you are on a budget don’t splurge on The One. If you have money to throw away…donate it :) I am fully aware that there are hundreds of cloth diapering families out there that LOVE Goodmamas. That’s great, every child is different. But, my goal is to prevent emotional purchases that you may regret.
As always, let me know your thoughts.