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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Dry Bees AIO Hybrid Diaper Review and Giveaway

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
Absorbency N/A
Fit N/A
Worth Price N/A
Trim N/A
Liked by CD Skeptics N/A
Daycare worthy N/A
Naptime Diaper N/A
Nighttime Diaper N/A
Would Recommend it N/A
Total 23 6 11 6 6 7 0 5

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
Great value
Good Fit
Trim under clothing
Dries fast
Nice Construction

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.

Want a Dry Bees AIO Hybrid?
Complete the form below and you may be selected as winner of the Dry Bees AIO Hybrid, courtesy of the Cloth Diaper Market.
Giveaway will end on 3/15/2011 at 11:59PM PST.
Winner will be selected via Random.org and e-mailed.
Winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be selected.


  1. Thanks for the giveaway. I only clearly remembered filling out the Green Line survey, but I'm pretty sure there has been another one or two. Perhaps you need a public Google Doc to let forgetful moms such as me check. Lol.

  2. Ooh I wish there was an easy way to do that while still ensuring privacy. If you email me your email address, I could easily look it up.


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