To have the word “perfect” in the name of the diaper is no accident. I love this diaper.
But, my love isn’t enough for you to buy Softbums PerfectFit All-In-Twos for your children. I’ll give you a breakdown of price, adjustability, containment, trimness, absorbency, and ease of use so that you can see for yourself that Sarah has created a cloth diaper for everyone.
First, in this picture is my beautiful 26 month old daughter Paisley. Paisley weighs 28lbs, is 35″ tall and her rise is approximately 16″.
She is not a skinny minnie but not a chunky monkey either.
Price: Basic Pack includes cover, 3 snap in inserts- $48.50. That breaks down to about $17 for a one-size AI2 diaper. An extremely economical cloth diapering system.
Adjustability: fits thighs from 2″ to 16″. Paisley has a short rise and I always have trouble finding diapers that fit her well. Softbums allows me to adjust the elastic enough to create a perfect fit. The PerfectFit Snugger system adjusts the thigh and rise with a simple, quick move. The first time I put this cloth diaper on Paisley I pulled it too tight. When I saw red marks I knew this and made a tiny adjustment. Literally, you can move it millimeters. Once I made this change there were no red marks and there have been no leaks. Which leads me to the next category…
Containment: I am so glad that Paisley is more than willing to put a diaper to the extreme test. After wearing the Softbums for a couple of hours and needing a diaper change Paisley decided she needed to hide in the backyard and poop… a lot. Every boundary of this diaper was tested, as was my stomach. BUT, there was not a single leak of pee or poo. I immediately threw the diaper into a prewash (it wasn’t solid or else I would have dunked in toilet and tossed in diaper pail). After a pre-wash, wash and rinse the white inner is still stain-free :)
Trimness: As you can see from the picture this is a super trim cloth diaper. Sarah also has a rectangular doubler that you can add for extended use and it adds no bulk. I was able to put a pair of blue jeans on Paisley that can only be worn with really, really trim cloth diapers.
Absorbency: Sarah gives you 3 options for snap in doublers: hemp, bamboo and microfiber. I like hemp because of it’s superb performance and because it makes me feel safe. Sometimes Paisley will play in the backyard for hours before coming in and getting a diaper change. I have not had a leak regardless of horrendous poopies or hours of pee. Of course, leaving a pee diaper on a child is not a good thing BUT for review sake I will say that it has shown me the performance of the Softbums AI2. I have not used this diaper at night but Paisley is not a heavy night wetter (usually). I would feel confident using the Softbums but as I always do I would cover with wool for that extra protection.
Ease of Use: This diaper is one anyone can use. The aplix closures makes it a favorite for dads, babysitters and grandparents. Because of the wide snap in insert the cover doesn’t get wet after a pee and if it’s a big pee the cover is just damp. The insert is easy to switch out for multiple uses.
Details: legs are turned and topstitched, no redmarks unless over-tightened, waist adjustabilty is wide with cross over tabs, strong laundry tabs, PerfectFit snugger is easy to access, wide snap-in insert keeps cover clean, white microfleece inner on cover, snap-ins are available in wide variety of materials, and extra long soaker allows for a one-size fit plus fast dry time and let’s you move the fold over to the middle or front.
CONTEST!!! Because I love this diaper so much I want to give one away! Let’s have some fun here. The first to guess the exact or closest to my pregnant belly circumference will win. :D Hint: I’m 5’8″, gained 25lbs, and 37 1/2 weeks.We have a winner! Tasha was the first to guess 43 1/2″! Let us know what you think about the Softbums Premium PerfectFit AI2! And for those who asked, we don’t know if it is a boy or girl yet ;)