Another diaper review for you guys! These have a really fun name–”Charlie Banana!” I love it!
When I first started to build up my stash, I bought all One size diapers. Now that I have started to review diapers, I have been trying out the sized diapers, when I can, so that I can see the difference. Charlie Banana sent me a black size small diaper. I was excited to get a black diaper because I’ve never seen that color offered anywhere else! The diaper included one microfiber insert. Charlie Banana also sent me 2 of their disposable inserts to try. Here’s what I think:
Charlie Banana diapers are very similar to other big name cloth diapers, like FuzziBunz. If you like FuzziBunz, you will love these as well. There was a slight difference on this diaper and that was the tabs on the front have an extra snap so you can overlap them when needed, which I think would have been great for the newborn stage! I didn’t have any leaks at all when Maggie has worn this diaper. She is almost 16 pounds and the size small still fit her (although she’ll probably outgrow it soon.) Also, this diaper opens at the front for stuffing, rather than the back.
I did also try the disposable liners. I have to admit that I was not a huge fan of them. I think that its a great idea and has potential, but I felt like the liner was probably not very comfortable for my daughter to wear. it felt very stiff. I can see an advantage to having a few of these on hand though (if baby has a rash and you need to use cream that is not cloth diaper safe for example).
I definitely did like this diaper and will continue to use it. It will not be one of *those* diapers that gets pushed to the back of the diaper drawer for emergencies, that’s for sure! I liked the fit, look, and overall performance of this diaper. It may be new to the USA still, but I think it will continue to grow here!
Would you like to buy your own Charlie Banana diaper, you can find a list of their retailers by Clicking Here!