Woo hoo! I have a new cloth diaper to tell you about! It comes from the Incredibum line! Have you heard of them yet?
I was chosen as an Alpha Incredimom blogger and I’m pretty excited about it! A few weeks ago I received this diaper in the mail:
First off, they hadn’t asked me about color choices but I was SO thrilled that I got the Caterpillar color! They couldn’t have chosen a better one for me. I just LOVE greens!! This green is a really pretty shade too! They have a line with 7 different color choices.
So, there are a couple of things I’d like to point out to you about this diaper. First off, it is a One Size diaper. That means that this diaper will fit your child for *most* of the time they are in diapers. I was able to start using a one size diaper on my daughter when she was about 1 month old. It was rather large-looking on her, but it still worked! Now that she is 19 months old, the One Size diapers fit her great and I think they will easily carry her all the way through potty training.
Second, this may look like your average pocket diaper but it’s not. This is actually an All-In-Two diaper. What that means for cloth diapering newbies is that instead of stuffing a back pocket with an absorbent insert, you lay inserts inside the cover and those inserts are what is against your baby’s skin. All-In-Two’s tend to be a little bit less expensive to make a stash of because you can essentially purchase just one cover for every 3-4 inserts. When your child has a wet or dirty diaper, you just take the old dirty insert out and replace it with a clean new one (as long as the cover is still dry/clean). That means if you want to have enough diapers on hand to do 20 diaper changes before you wash diapers, you’ll buy 20 inserts but just 5-6 covers. This can be a huge money saver and an option that a lot of people are using these days! They are also a little quicker than stuffing a pocket since all you have to do is quickly snap the inserts in.
Third, these inserts are made from bamboo (The bum pad insert is made up of bamboo (67%), cotton (23%), and polyester (10%). The shell is made up of polyester (100%), TPU waterproof coating and Microfiber fleece lining.). If you haven’t had a chance to feel bamboo fabric yet, you really must! It is SO soft! It’s also great for cloth diapers because not only is it (generally) safe and comfy to put against baby’s bum, it also absorbs liquid really well without a lot of bulk and is naturally antimicrobial. It’s the kind of fabric that is so soft you just want to run it across your face. I LOVE bamboo!!
So, like I said, we got this diaper a few weeks ago. It came with 2 inserts. One is smaller and perfect for a newborn/small baby OR to use as a doubler and the other inserts is nice and long (which is the one we generally use). I love that this diaper has a LOT of snap options to choose from so you can get a good fit. It also has crossover snaps on BOTH sides! I find that sometimes I get a diaper with crossover snaps but it’s on the “wrong side” for me–does that ever happen to you. I always start on the right side when I close my diaper and if the crossover snaps are on the other side—well, it just throws me off!
We’ve had great success with this diaper and Maggie seems to be pretty comfy in it! We only have the 2 inserts, so I haven’t been able to use the cover over a few times during the day, but I definitely would have if I’d had more inserts! I did not use this diaper for overnight because I knew that with just those 2 inserts, it wouldn’t be enough to hold her ALL night long (and I just hate changing her sheets!). She is a super soaker!! I think if I had 3 of the large inserts stuffed inside for nighttime it would not only be enough absorbency but it also still wouldn’t be THAT bulky. These bamboo inserts are much less bulky than microfiber inserts and they move with Maggie a lot better. I need to look into getting some more!
Maggie is getting pretty stubborn about standing or sitting still for diapers pictures now, but I was able to snap a quick on the other day:
Lastly, I’m called “thrifty nifty” for a reason. I LOVE a good deal. These diapers are priced at just $16.95–and this includes both inserts. That’s about $3 cheaper than your other pocket diapers and most AI2′s I’ve seen. You can see all the pretty color options and purchase one or two yourself to ty out by visiting one of their retailers, like Sandbox Lane.
Also, one of my lucky fans is going to win one of these diapers! Just fill out this easy entry form.
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