I realized last week that Camden needed a new nighttime cloth diaper system. No big surprise, he’s 3 months old and everything seems to change at that mark.
Up to this point we have been using a Bum Genius AIO (discontinued but you can still snag some here and there) stuffed with either 2 Hemp Babies or 1 Kissaluvs super soaker. Both options are super absorbent but the problem is the leaking out the top.
Camden sleeps on his tummy and I hate picking him up only to discover that he’s soaked! If you want to see me grow horns give me a wet baby in the middle of the night.
My first comment to myself when I realized he needed a new system was, “Oh drats, I *have* to go shopping.” ;)
Amazon is convenient beyond convenient. Especially on the iPad. It’s like 2 clicks and I’m done.
In addition to Amazon, I also shop at Diaper Junction.
What did I include in my “cloth diaper trial pack”?
Oh, Katy…funny story. One of my readers asked me a while back if I had tried Oh, Katy and said they were the best diapers she had ever tried. I said no and thought, golly how many cloth diapers are out there that I haven’t tried or even heard of??? Fast forward to me shopping for cloth diapers and I see this Oh, Katy. Hello?! Why didn’t someone tell me Katydid renamed their diaper? So, to answer my reader, yes I have tried Oh, Katy and I too love them!
Oh, Katy cloth diapers are really fantastic. Really. I loved the fit I got on Sterling (skinny, tall, short rise) and I love the fit on Camden (chunky, tall, longer rise). There is no bunching, gaping or other awkwardness. Oh, Katy pocket opening is in the front, which isn’t my favorite when using a diaper sprayer. But, for now that’s not an issue so I’m very happy.
Fuzzi Bunz OS in Kumquat, Mac n Cheese and Watermelon. I want to love Fuzzi Bunz. The colors are bold and energetic. The adjustable elastic provides a snug, custom fit. The pocket should allow for double nighttime stuffing. The pocket is what keeps me from loving the Fuzzi Bunz OS. It is a narrow in the crotch making it near impossible to lay the 2 FB microfiber inserts flat.
I’m also not a big fan of the pocket opening. It seems unfinished and quickly done (compared to the Oh, Katy which has a nice finished opening).
(terrible iPhone pic)
Thirsties Duo Diaper in Blackbird size 2. I went with size 2 because of some reviews I read but it looks like it will be too big. We’ll see…okay tried it on. It does fit although a little roomy at this point. Size 2 states 18lbs to be the low end. Camden is 15lbs. I’m not a big fan of the duo inserts. I wish they laid flat on the ends but instead they’re a little lumpy due to the microfiber and hemp jersey snapping together. Anyone else feel the same? Or am I just nit-picking?
A plus to the Thirsties is not having to pull out the insert. Although I did out of habit.
Babykicks 3G Pocket Diaper in white and poppy. I give it 2 thumbs down. Hard to stuff due to narrow opening. Definitely not a one-size diaper. Camden is at the upper end of the middle rise setting and can wear it on the largest setting. Just from inspecting it while putting it on Camden it appears there is a space that will leak. I’ve pointed it out in the picture. I chose this diaper because of the fleece leg casings. I thought it’d be nice on chunky thighs, we’ll see how it goes after a letting him fill it up ;)
After hours of wearing the Babykicks 3G, fully saturating it, there were no leaks. However, the bamboo inner was soaked and caused a rash on Camden–I told you he doesn’t like to feel wetness.
Best Bottom Diaper with the microfiber overnight insert. I ordered this set from Diaper Junction. When I received the diaper I realized I wasn’t clear on what I was ordering. The overnight inserts are not stand alone. They need an insert added on top of them: 1) it is all microfiber and 2) it has snaps for something. Diaper Junction was awesome when I contacted them about this problem. I offered feedback, they were happy to receive it and they are sending me a stay dry “topper”. Yeah!
The insert came today (along with another fluffy mail surprise that I can.NOT wait to show y’all!) and I plan to give it a go tomorrow night. Best Bottoms look good we’ll see how it fits and performs.
Bum Essentials Bumbino. This would be a great diaper for a big child. Camden is more on the chunky side than skinny and the waist on the Bumbino swallows him. It has front elastic, which is a great feature, but because it is so huge it doesn’t function properly. The inserts are snap in bamboo inserts. The snaps are exposed on the upper insert :( The bamboo is soft, absorbent and not a good option for baby’s that don’t like to feel any wetness (This is Camden.).