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post #21 of 26
I purchased a Darling Diaper approximately one year ago from another mama and it was in near-new condition. It is a size large fitted, natural hemp fleece diaper that is serged in variegated purple thread and has contrasting lime green snaps. The hemp fleece is fleece side out to baby. The quick dry, trifold soaker snaps into the back of the diaper and is topped with cream microfleece. The soaker design is a stand out in the trifold soaker field, because of the snap on the lower third that holds the soaker together; this helps to prevent the soaker from slipping down inside the diaper because it “fans” out. This snap is on the back of the soaker so it doesn't rub against baby's skin-all of the snaps on this diaper are hidden. The microfleece is sewn only to the middle third of the soaker: this is advantageous because microfleece on the entire trifold adds no absorption or wicking problems, and may prevent moisture (however briefly) from passing through to the next layer of the soaker fabric. The sizing information available on the website reports that size large diapers should fit from 18-32 lb, waist 16-24 inches, thigh 9-15 inches, and rise 18 inches. I would estimate that these run true to size: my son fits into this diaper on the smallest setting: the rise is perfect on him, the waist fits well, and the thighs are a bit loose given his body structure.

When open, the diaper lays flat, its wings even and the serging around the legs is symmetrical. The fabric and serging have held up well over the months that I have used this diaper, and the sewing is perfect on this diaper. The waist and leg proportions are right, and there is plenty of adjustability in both. For average or heavier build babies, I believe you would get a wonderful fit with this diaper because the front panel, when snapped on the baby, seems to have a slightly rounded shape. On my skinny toddler, this roundness translates into extra fabric around the lower belly and hips, which results in the diaper sagging down below his belly. In my subjective experience using this diaper, I have been pleased with the absorbency-even though the diaper has a tendency to slide downwards and bunch near his crotch, I've never had any leaking or wicking. The fact that the crotch of the diaper shell is much wider than the soaker allows you to either use a larger soaker (available in custom weights/layers) with this diaper, especially good for nighttime, or add additional doublers. I have used this diaper at night with a hefty doubler and a wool liner and the wetness has been contained to the soaker (not the diaper body) when my heavy wetter wakes up in the morning. In my opinion, Darling Diapers have the potential to be a reliable workhorse diaper stash, transitioning from daytime to night time with ease. These diapers are marvelously designed, well-constructed, and should last well beyond one child's cloth diapering time. I would judge the fit as excellent on average or chunkier body type babies, and I highly recommend this diaper for those body types. I have seen the adjustable rise front snap diapers in person (but not used them) and have viewed the pictures of the “Simply Darling” diapers, and I suspect that these (in size medium) would be a better fit on my son, especially the more closely spaced snap settings on the “simply” diapers. These diapers are a great value for their customizability, and are impeccably sewn by a well-established WAHM.

post #22 of 26
This is a review of Darling Diapers' customer service.

I placed an order for a pair of instock trainers for my DS who is day potty trained but has occasional night accidents. After placing my order, I replied to a post here on MDC's diapering forum about trainers, and mentioned my purchase and hopes for a nighttime solution.

The next morning, I had email from Amber at Darling Diapers. She had seen my post and wanted to let me know that the Potty Dance Pants I ordered were not designed for night use and probably wouldn't hold up to our needs (though she may offer some in the future that would). She offered to cancel my order and refund my money so I could find something that would work. I was floored!

That was the only item I'd ordered, so she lost the entire sale. Talk about great customer service! I have been drooling over her bibs and other diapering products, and will gladly be purchasing from Amber in the future.

post #23 of 26
i have 2 pocket fitteds from DD and i think they are great they are well made and well priced (think FCB nightlights but with cute prints!) AND in-stock! also, her wipes are the very best out there. soft and pretty. she always ships fast too!
post #24 of 26
Just put my first side aplix AIO on dd this morning, and wow. I have long time been a fan of Amber's wipes and bibs...but this dipe is trim and awesome. Amber is a joy to work with, and she is super nice. If there is something you need, she is willing to modify it for you and make it to help you out! Please try a side aplix (or front closure) dipe of hers. They are now my new favorite trim AIO choice! (There aren't enough thumbs to put up here for this dipe )
post #25 of 26
I have a Darling Diapers AIO and I it. It's a great diaper, very reliable, very well made, and just GORGEOUS! I don't know what else to say, other than the diaper ROCKS! I have a bib from Amber too, and it is by far the nicest and the best bib we have.
I highly recommend darling diapers, Amber's stuff is great, and she's an awesome WAHM
post #26 of 26
I bought Ambers fitted pattern and the diapers I made from it, so I imagine the ones she makes would be even better! :LOL She had GREAT customer service - my spam guard kept bumping the pattern to my bulk folder and I deleted it without looking, twice! She was very patient and even posted here to make sure I was contacted, then sent the pattern again. I highly recommend Amber!
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