For those of you who read my diaper review, this may interest you. If you were bored with the diaper review, you may want to find another way to spend your time as opposed to finishing this post.
My baby is growing! Yes, she is still just under 14lbs but still. She is growing. She feels very big to me, but she is still a snuggly and cuddly little sweat pea. She is absolutely amazing! Being a mommy is so much better than I thought or hoped it would be. Some things are not as hard as I figured, other things are much harder. Washing cloth diapers: super easy. Washing the rest of our clothes? Um...washing our clothes? The big people clothes are a whole different story. I always think "oh they can wait" until Michael has no boxers left...then I have to do them. The whole cloth diaper process is actually surprisingly simple. I half expected myself to not go through with it because of the extra work. After buying some disposable diapers for overnight and traveling though I decided I can't give up, our budget won't allow it! It really is simple though, and now that I have been doing it for two months I don't think I would go disposable if I didn't have to worry about cost. If I were her, I would want the cloth.
Also *side note* she has not had any diaper rash issues. Her little butt is in perfect shape :) I give her buns air time and/or sun time every day and it has worked grand. No yeast, no rash, she's healthy and happy.
So, on to the diaper review. I said I would update when she was going up to the next size and (dun da da duunnnn) she is now moving up a size. Wowza. My lil baby! A lot of what I said previously still stands, but I do need to make some alterations and updates.
I started before with Knickernappies, so I will start there again. I have a size small and a One Size on the smallest setting. I still think that the snap system on the Knickernappies is redonculous and hard to do on a little wiggly baby. And it seems to fold over under her belly fit kind of weird, it is the only dipe that does that. Also, a big complaint is that the shell is definitely not waterproof. I have double lined these puppies and no dice, they leak quite often. I only have two knickernappies and they are always saved until last when its laundry day and I just need to get through the end of the day. Knickernappies would still get a thumbs down from me. One positive thing for the One Size Knickernappies is that it shrinks a little and fits better once it is washed. It is still huge for a little baby and all the other brands have a better One Size, but it does get slightly better. Overall 3/10.
Next is theGrovia One Size. I gave the Grovia only a 2/5 for fit before. I would update that now to a 4/5. As she got bigger the diaper got better and is now one of my favorites for fit and anti leakage. I don't think I have had leaking problems with this diaper in weeks. As for style, the snaps on this diaper are wonderful. They are definitely the highest quality snaps are super easy to use, the only problem is figuring out how it all is supposed to layer together before snapping it. Since it is not a diaper you stuff, the lining is built in, it takes some finagling to get it right while putting it on. To me its not very hard but Michael gives it a big thumbs down. The biggest thumbs down for this diaper is that is stains SUPER bad. It looks pretty gross. It is the only diaper that I have noticed to stain horribly. For that reason I give it an overall 6/10.
Here is the Grovia strait from the wash (clean wash...):
Kissaluvs One Size. I don't like it. The snap system in the front is weird, the only options are either too tight or too loose. This is another one I save for diaper wash day because I hate using it. Its easy to clean and it works like advertised in the wash, the liner works its way out and it does get very clean. Does that matter when it does not fit right and tends to leak a bit? I think not. Overall 4/10
Happy Heiny's One Size and size small fitted. These diapers probably look the cutest. The one size I have (as you can see) has little monkey's on it. So cute! Michael likes these because they are the easiest to put on, the velcro snaps are even better than the Bumgenies ones. However...they leak. Really bad, every time. I have tried double lining, hemp inserts, all of it. They just leak. They are not waterproof in the slightest, any bit of moisture leaks through enough that when you pick baby up you can feel if she just wet because its coming through her pants! Very annoying. So I use these when I know I am going to be changing her right away again, like in the morning when she goes all the time. For style 10/10. Overall 3/10 (leaks stink).
In her One Size with the Monkeys:
Fuzzibunz I only have one of these and it is a fitted size small, same thoughts as before. Not too great, not too bad. I wouldn't buy a lot of them, cause they aren't the best. Just ok. Overall 6/10
Bumgenius still has a good rating from me. They get pretty clean in the wash, they are easy to stuff, easy to use, fit well, don't leak if the insert is placed right, and they are not ridiculously huge. I like this diaper! 9/10 (because they stain just a bit)
Bumgenius after being washed, just a little stained.
Doopsy is still my favorite. I would buy the Doopsy R and then by hemp inserts separate. You don't always need the hemp, just if they are in it for awhile or really heavy wetters. I have never used the SD insert, its just too darn bulky. These fit wonderfully, are nice and trim, come very clean (definitely the cleanest) in the wash and are easy to stuff. 10/10
Here is the Doopsy after being washed, nice and clean:
Baby girl in her Doopsy.
Time will tell how all of these diapers hold up in the long run, so far only the Grovia is showing wear and tear at all. Thanks for reading!
Diaper wash day, all clean!
Not too bulky huh? This is with a Bumgenius, a little bulkier than the doopsy.
Little cutie! This is with a Doopsy (and an ambitious 2.5 month old holding her head up!)