When I told my grandma I was cloth diapering she was so excited! And she told me something great about them is when you are all finished and all your kids have outgrown them you can use them as dish rags!! When I showed her this Charlie Banana diaper she was amazed! Cloth diapers have come a long way! NO DISH RAGS HERE! I love everything about these diapers. They are a modern take on cloth diapers without becoming so "high tech" that they are no longer user friendly. Not long after I showed my grandma my diaper she was in the other room showing my aunt how to use it.
Charlie Banana 2 in 1 Size Diapers
Pros: Super cute, never leaks, Soft!
We love our Charlie Banana 2 in 1. You never have to worry about it leaking. Looks great and is really soft.
Pros: Adjustable absorbancy, good fit, adorable prints and colors
Cons: Can look bulky
I have been using my Charlie Banana M diapers on my 23 month old since he was close to 1 year old. They fit so well and I have not had to change sizes despite him growing. He is not chunky, so that is the caveat to my previous statement. I usually "double stuff" the diaper with the 2 provided MF inserts and it can absorb a lot! We will sometimes use these as an overnight diaper and have had no problem with leaks. They do look bulky with double inserts, but most diapers do. My one complaint is that because my son is fairly skinny in the legs/hips, there can be a gaping if the diaper is not snapped really tight. But overall, we have been very happy with these diapers!
Pros: Easily adjustable, wash beautifully, moisture-wicking.
Cons: Some leaking on the sides
We used these with both our babies. They wash up wonderfully and don't hold a smell--I toss them in a bucket of water and vinegar then into the wash with a regular load--everything comes out great and clean. They don't stain very easily either. We use the small until about a year then switch to the mediums. The snaps make for easy adjustments as Baby grows, and unlike other diapers we've used, the kid has a much harder time getting the diaper off than Velcro closures. (LOVE the snaps.)
As far as the leaking, my daughter didn't have this problem quite so much--every now and then I'd let her go a little too long, but nothing else. My son on the other hand pees more than any baby I've ever met in my life. I think if the inserts were just a tad wider (and you have to be careful here because you want them to fit easily) the problem would be easily fixed. As it is, I just triple him up at night rather than double and if I know we're going a long time between a change--which is rare--I double him up. That pretty much takes care of it.
Pros: easy to adjust, easy changing, fit newborn great
Cons: prefer one size but needed an XS to fit newborn
Just as the one size these diapers are fantastic! I purchased XS for DS when he was a newborn and then transitioned to one size. Very easy to use and adjust. I reccommend XS for newborns!!! Never had issues with leaking - they serve their purpose well!
Pros: No leaks, Adjust easily, No stains, Cute designs
I LOVE my Charlie Banana 2 in 1 pocket diapers! They wash easily, fit my 14 month old perfectly, they are adorable, they haven't stained yet in the month and a half that we have had them. I wish they were priced a little lower, but they are a very high quality cloth diaper. Definitely would recommend,
Pros: Great fit for chunky baby
We just ordered and got these for our daughter. She is a chunky 20 month old, but also tall. We had to find a diaper that would fit her both ways. We got her the "Large" and it fits her with room to grow! It holds her night time pee very well also, which was a big thing. Got to say these are our new favorites!
for some reason the system required me to enter this review in order to add this item to my 'wanted' list. Once I purchase this dipe I'll be back to alter this review. Can't wait!