I tried to get a wide variety of diapers for my newborn. But in the process, I have developed some pretty strong opinions on what works/doesn’t work (and I am still formulating opinions as my baby grows and as I get more newborn diapers). Here is my list of rankings so far from most favorite to least favorite. My baby is in the 7 pound range unless otherwise noted (he was born 7 pounds 4 ounces and has been that weight – more or less – ever since). I know different diapers work for different babies, so this is just my take. If you have a tip on how to get a diaper to work better for me...I am all ears ;)
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Sposoeasy with Snaps
I am a snap hater, for the most part, but the Sposoeasy with snaps is way more trim than the Aplix, plus for some reason it dries better?This diaper has only had one leak, plus it is easy to put on.
Little Boppers AI2
I LOVE this diaper. It is a little bulky and my mom said it was hard to put on, but it has NEVER had a leak. It is so soft too! I would probably say this is tied for first but because I am the online one who uses it...it gets TIED. But I really don't get why it was hard for my mom to put on???
11 day old baby - 7 pounds
Ragababe 2 –Step
Love these. It did have some leaks at first, which is why it isn’t #1. BUT once I got the settings (I found out that the smallest setting, which you see in this first picture, is actually for a premie. He should be set on the middle setting), the diaper has been great. It isn’t always an AI2…most of the time he gets poop on the cover.
Sposoeasy with Velcro
Again, leak free. it just isn’t as trim as the one with snaps
Kissaluvs Size 0
This fitted diaper is raved about by many who cloth diaper newborns. I got mine used, but it was pretty crunchy. But nevertheless, it has held in messes well!
Bummis Original Cover
This is so much more trim than the others. If you plan on having a small baby, this is the way to go.
XS Thirsties Cover
It is still a little bulky for my preference, but it is leak free.
These certainly would win on cuteness (our pediatrician said she had print envy when she saw this!), but it takes FOREVER to dry (I had it in the dryer for 85 minutes and it was STILL wet).
Ragababe Easy AIO
I really like the fit of this diaper, but have had quite a few leaks. I have heard that the 2-step works well at first and then the AIO works.
Ragababe Easy All in One Diaper - 15 day old baby - 7 pounds, 4 ounces
Rumparooz Lil Joeys
Unfortunately these are my one of my least favorites. No matter how I snap them, he ALWAYS leaks. I have tried every which way, but no luck. This surprised me, since my guy is pretty small with small legs…and yet this diaper seems to small on him.
Oh I am SO bummed about this because it is a one size diaper and I REALLY wanted it to work. But regardless of whether I put in the mini stay dry or the mini bamboo, it still leaked. Plus it is actually bulky on him.
Fuzzibunz Perfect Size XS
I was so bummed that this diaper was too big. Maybe I will like it eventually, but for my 7 pound baby it is VERY big.
Sunday, February 27, 2011
I am going to be doing a "Cloth Diapering Skeptics" week soon with posts dedicated to helping people who may be intimidated by cloth diapering. I am looking for people to write some guest posts for this week. Topics could include: dealing with cloth in daycare, how to pack a diaperbag for cloth, or anything that you think would help someone who might be overwhelmed w/ CD. Please let me know if you are interested.
Posted by Tara at Padded Tush Stats at 10:14 PM
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Padded Tush Stats was given the opportunity to review the Dry Bees All in One Diaper. After numerous calls for survey responses on social networking sites, blogs, and cloth diapering community forums, we received 23 survey responses from people giving feedback on this diaper.
In the survey, respondents are broken down by the kinds of diapering issues their babies face. Before we look at the results of the survey, I wanted to provide some basic information on the diaper. You can also see this in the video found below.
The Dry Bees Diaper is an All in One Hybrid. This means that you have the primary option of it serving as an all in one, but you can also stuff the all in one pocket for extra absorbency. The top is stay dry suedecloth so the baby doesn’t feel a wet diaper and underneath the stay dry layer is three layers of microfiber.
Main Findings: This diaper received RAVE reviews on being a diaper ideal for cloth diapering skeptics (100%!!!). I second that notion...my husband is on diaper duty for our oldest since we now have a newborn. He mentioned to me, with great enthusiasm, that the Dry Bees are a no-fail diaper. He says it is easy to put on and doesn’t leak.
|Everyone||No Diaper Issues||Heavy Wetter||Chunky||Chunky Thighs||Skinny||Skinny Thighs||Rash Prone|
|Liked by CD Skeptics||N/A|
|Would Recommend it||N/A|
5 STARS (80-100% rating):
4 STARS (60-79% rating):
3 STARS (40-59% rating):
2 STARS (20-39% rating):
1 STAR (0-19% rating):
Pros of Diaper
Easy to change
Easy to wash
Can add more absorbency
Pretty colors and prints
Comfortable for baby
Last a long time
Trim under clothing
Cons of Diaper
Takes longer to dry
Doesn’t hold enough for heavy wetter
Rough on baby bum
Too tight on legs
Bulkier than some
Sizing runs a little big
Limited colors/patterns available
Velcro tabs curl
Comments from Survey Respondents
“If I double stuff, it is definitely a nighttime diaper”
“I like stuffing with prefolds, the microfiber holds stink bad with our water, even rockin green wont help. I also like the velour better than the suedecloth for the same reasons.”
“I found adding a hemp or all bamboo stuffing was best with this diaper as it already had the microfiber built in.”
“I loved these diapers, and would use them again and again. I recommend them to all of my friends.”
“When moving the diaper from the washer machine to the dryer, turn it inside out for quicker drying.”
“Hemp Insert inside is what I found helpful for night time!”
Dry Bees is made in the USA
Where to buy them
* I have found that Sew Crafty Baby has the most reasonable prices. The shipping is free and there is almost always a discount code on the Facebook page. Shipping is fast and customer service has been amazing.
* There is a great thread at Diaper Swappers that tells you other places where you can get get free shipping.
* You can also find a list of retailers here
If you know of other vendors that sell these at a decent price and have good customer service, feel free to let us know in the comments section.
Are you a Dry Bees owner? Feel free to complete a survey if you haven’t already. Completion of surveys here at Padded Tush Stats give you extra entries in our giveaways.
* I was not compensated for reviewing this product, but was provided a sample of the diaper to try
For more information on this diaper, go to www.drybees.com
Special thanks to The Cloth Diaper Market (www.clothdiapermarket.com) for providing this diaper for a review and for a giveaway.
Posted by Tara at Padded Tush Stats at 11:28 PM