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post #1 of 26
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I am REALLY in love with our Darling AIO, and I need more!!!! It is my favorite diaper in my stash! The small AIO is cute, holds in my son's river of pee (looks like all my kiddos are super heavy wetters), fits really well around his itty bitty thighs (I can't get a snug, leak-free fit with anything else), is so easy to get on with a great fit, is quick to get off (quick changes are a must in my house these days with two children with special needs), and it dries quickly because the trifold hemp soaker lays in instead of being sewn in. Also, it is great on the wallet! It is designed to fit up to 17 pounds (my son is about 10 pounds now) so it will fit for some time to come! Hooray!

So, now I'm probably going to put up some of the other brand fitteds that I haven't even been able to use yet (too big around the thighs so they gape -- pee and poo would roll on out) onto ebay to pay for more. Meanwhile, I'm haunting and stalking Amber's store daily to see if she's either stocked small AIOs or opened for custom orders. ag

So, two for:

post #2 of 26
yes, yes, yes. Darling Diapers are wonderful. I only have two but I think they are turning into my faves. They fit my slim dd ( 2yo, 23#'s) so well, better than anything else so far, they hug her thighs perfectly and the snap adjustment is perfect around her tummy. The prints are beautiful and the hemp diapers are soo so soft. The snap in soaker is a tri-fold and they snap together folded so they don't bunch up and move around on her. The fleece topped soakers are great and she can really soak them without a leak. I just ordered another one, and I will order more when there are more to be had!
And amber is an Angel.
post #3 of 26
The most remarkable thing about Darling AIO's is that they just don't leak. It's the way they are sewn. The cover part actually holds back the pee long enough for the soaker to soak it up. The hemp soaker is sooooo soft and the microfleece on top is even softer. We have the front aplix and they are easy peasy to put on. They have fold back laundry tabs. The fit is very adjustable and works perfectly. Not only that but Amber does custom orders so you KNOW it will fit your little one to a tee.

We also use her pocket fitted diapers at night. I thought it was a strange concept at first. A pocket diaper that isn't an AIO. Why bother? Well, the adjustable absorbency is there, but we can use a wool cover at night. Because we can stuff it how we please without worrying about is the leg sticking out too much here, is the front not flat enough etc. Then we just pop a nice breathable wool cover over it and dry nights are ours. The fleece is remarkably soft and I find his bottom feels much drier than with his fuzzibunz. I think it is is miracle fleece or something.

Ah... Darling Diapers.
post #4 of 26

Two thumbs way up for Darling Diapers. These are my new favorites and I just can't say enough great things about them and Amber.

The pocket fitteds are great for daytime, naptime, or nighttime since I can customize the absorbency and use whatever cover I want. For daytime, I really like the regular front snap fitteds. She has now added an extra row of snaps for more size adjustability.

The hemp trifold soaker/stuffer is great because you get a lot of absorbency without sacrificing drying time.

The sizing has changed a bit recently, but Amber was wonderful in working with me to get the right size. I like that there are 3 sizes available now. With some 2 size systems out there, the size 1 is too small for my petite toddler but the size 2 is huge on her.

With the new front snap configuration, the small and medium should last us all of our diapering days. For larger babies, they could start out in the medium folded down and move on to the large eventually. So, it could still be a 2 size system, but it's customizable

Amber is an absolute gem to work with and won't rest until you're happy. She also makes adorable accessories (washies, baby bath sets, blankets, etc)--I want a yummy velour hooded towel for myself!
post #5 of 26
I haven't tried Amber's diapers yet, but her wipes are my absolute favorite, and they seem pretty well priced for their size and materials. Most wipes are velour/flannel, although other combinations are available. They are larger than other velour wipes I have seen but still fit in a wipe warmer. The shape/size is very consistent - no crooked cuts or shrinkage.
post #6 of 26
Yep. I love our wipes and every diaper I've tried from Amber. She makes the most absorbant (most layers) hemp fitteds I have and they also dry faster than any of my diapers!!! Seems like a contradiction, but her designs are quick dry. And she doesn't compromise good fit or quality workmanship anywhere.
post #7 of 26
Yes - in fact her design is similar to CB except there is no sewn in soaker. The only thing I would change is I wish it were a front snap soaker instead of a rear snap. Otherwise they dry fast, fit well and are very absorbent - I have one with a velour outer and I don't even have to use a cover with it.
post #8 of 26
I LOVE my Darling Pocket Fitteds. Pocket AIOs just did not work for us. But, with these, I can have the fleece against baby's skin, customize absorbancy, and still use my own choice of cover. And, if I have them pre-stuffed, they are easy for dh to use at night. The large fits my 18lb baby and my 35lb toddler (with room to grow).

Amber is great to work with.

These are my FAVORITE night dipes.
post #9 of 26
Though I have never tried the Darling Diapers, I did want to rave about her changing pad covers. They are very well made and so soft!
post #10 of 26
I got 2 all-hemp DD fitteds with snap-in contour soakers off of the TP. I am very pleased with their fit, construction, and quick dry time. They are favorites amongst the other fitteds in my "collection" which include SPs, SOSs, Kissaluvs, etc. I would liken their fit to that of an SOS but with a much faster drying time.

My only complaint is that I wish custom slots were more readily available. I have browsed the site MANY times to find only one dress set, or one diaper, or one bathtime bundle in stock that I love at any given moment. If they were all in stock at the same time or if I could place a custom order, I would make the purchase, but my aversion to paying shipping for one item at a time has kept me from making a purchase so far....I'm watching though and hope that big order day will come soon.
post #11 of 26

Side-Snapping Fitteds

Side-Snapping, All Hemp Fleece Fitteds

Fit: Excellent! Snaps are placed close enough to get a good fit, the crotch area is wide enough for coverage but not excessively so, and just enough of a leg ruffle to contain leaks without adding bulk. Also, this is the only diaper company I know of that offers intermediate sizes (such as S/M and M/L). For a hard to fit baby, especially in terms of rise, this is essential!

Absorbency: My daughter is a moderately heavy wetter, and the 5 layers of hemp fleece (plus an extra 2 layer doubler) are adequate for a 2 hour period. The diaper is wet, but not soaked. This, of course, is very individual! For custom slots, you may customize to have more or less layers added.

Customer Service: Very prompt and thoughtful communication, fast turnaround time, and superb problem resolution.
post #12 of 26
I recently bought several dozen wipes from Amber, and they are SO nice! The sewing is awesome and the prints are so cute. The velour on the back of these is SO soft - my baby is so lucky to have wipe her face and bum!!!
Amber is awesome to work with, too. She is so nice!

post #13 of 26
I have hemp fitteds, hemp and velour fitteds, doublers and washcloths from Amber. All of them are great. She does excellent workmanship and she is so great to work with that I always go to her first for any custom needs I have.

I prefer her contoured soakers to her trifold ones for their trimness. Her diapers are quick drying, which I love.
post #14 of 26
I will never be able to rave enough about Amber! We've never tried her diapers, but I've ordered numerous cloth wipes from her. She is fast! And, she goes out of her way to make sure I know exactly what I'm getting in terms of fabric! She always includes extras which just puts her in a class of her own. She's even provided me with instructions and scrap fabric so I could try my hand at making my own wipes on my sewing machine at home with no serging capabilities.

She's so awesome!
post #15 of 26

I bought a few custom diapers from Amber and she is the sweetest, most friendly WAHM! I kept changing my mind and she was so patient and thorough!
On one of my diapers, she said there was a "serging mistake" and insisted on taking a few dollars off, but when I got the diaper I could not find it! Her sewing is immaculate!
Beautiful, well made diapers made with top notch fabrics and absorbant too! I thought they were going to be bulky, but they aren't!
post #16 of 26
I've gotten diapers, wipes, and a changing pad cover from Amber and all are gorgeous! Her wipes are my absolute favorite. They are adorable and oh so soft. I love my velour changing pad cover, and so does dd Amber is super nice, answered all my questions very quickly and shipped out sooner than I had expected. I'll definitely order from her again.
post #17 of 26
We LOVE LOVE LOVE our Darling Diaper fitteds! I haven't had the chance to try an AIO yet, but our custom fitteds are a perfect, trim fit and I will certainly be ordering more!
post #18 of 26
We have a pocket fitted that I love to use at night with an Aristocrat. The diapers are similar to cuddlebuns without the elastic in front, and the crotch width is between the cuddlebuns and bikini cuddlebuns, which is about perfect IMO. This is definitely one of the diapers I save for when I need it (nighttime or shopping) and I always feel good when I use it. Most of my other diapers I just use - this one I treasure.
post #19 of 26
My praise for Amber and Darling Diapers is long overdue. I have been ordering things from Amber for 5 or 6 months now, and everything has been wonderful. I started with wipes and bibs, and then moved on to diapers. The workmomship is awesome and her customer service is the best! Amber is so nice and just great to work with. She has done a few custom orders for me and they have turned out even better than I imagined!

I her bibs. Not only are they adorable, but they are so well made. Now they are the only bibs we use, the snaps are great, I love the micro on the back and the cute prints. We also have a few embroidered with my son's name and nicknames. They make me smile every time I put one on him. I highly recommend these, they make a perfect gift.

Today I received my first AIO from Amber, and I can tell it is going to be a favorite. I love the soaker design, and it is embroidered as well. So cute!

I have to say that Amber is one of the nicest WAHMs I have worked with. She really cares about her work, and the customer, which is so important in this business. I give Amber a HUGE
post #20 of 26

Darling Diapers

Darling Diapers are our FAVORITE. They are ALWAYS the ones that we choose for outings and for times when we don't want any leaking. They last longer, dry faster and are so much cuter than ANY other diapers we've tried.
What would I do without all of Ambers cloth diapering advice??? We'd still be in sposies if it weren't for Amber

The customer service and product quality CANNOT be beat.


Wait, did I mention the WIPES?? Oh, one has not lived until they've used a darling wipe!

Cannot rave enough!!!
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