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So far, a good economical pocket diaper Edit
by Lit Chick Combined Rating: 4.0

$5.59 a diaper is a crazy deal, but I was very wary.  I had a few ebay "Palm & Pond" diapers that I hate - low quality, not waterproof, etc.  Still, since day-care was CD friendly I needed some...
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  • low cost, one size, adorable minkee prints, hip snaps
  • cheap PUL, so-so stuffing, not all have hip snap, can blowout

$5.59 a diaper is a crazy deal, but I was very wary.  I had a few ebay "Palm & Pond" diapers that I hate - low quality, not waterproof, etc.  Still, since day-care was CD friendly I needed some new low-maintenance diapers and I took the risk.

These have been used daily for a month, and so far I'm pleased. 

Pros:

Cost

Sizing seems good and standard for one-size diapers (too big for newborns but other than that OK)

Variety of prints, many in minkee

Most of my diapers had hip snaps, so no wing drop!

Very soft lining

Seems well-sewn

After a month of warm washes, no issues with separation/bubbling

 

 

Cons:

This is the lower quality PUL, so will feel a little damp when wet.  Not damp enough to leave a mark though. 

Insert is only so-so, better than the other China diapers I have but less absorbent than a prefold.

Most of the diapers were pictured without a hip snap, but arrived with.  I was very happy about that, but if I ordered more I would be sure to specify I the extra snaps.

There is no double leg gusset, so poop can creep out the sides.  This was not a deal-breaker for me, since anything with a double gusset costs twice as much.

 

Overalll - I would recommend these, especially for dads/daycare.  My son was getting a rash from prefolds at daycare, because they could hold a lot of pee and my Bummies/Thirsties covers never wicked, so he sat in wet diapers longer.  Because these have a fleece lining and are cheaper, they keep his bottom a bit drier and have to be changed more.  They have major cute factor (fuzzy giraffe bottom!), are easy for newbiw CDers to use, and the price point is fantastic.  For overnights, a quality diaper is still needed, and for babies with EBF poop a more blowout proof diaper may be needed.  But for what I need right now, these are great.

 

 

ETA - my husband forgot to pick up the dirty diapers.  Day care does not rinse, so the diapers were full of poop and tied up in a garbage bag for an entire weekend.  The diapers survived!  The cotton inserts were a bit stained, but they did not get eaten (I have a prefold that was also forgotten once, and the fibers broke down, levaing ragged holes).  The fleece and PUL rinsed clean and are stain-free.  These have become my favorite diapers.

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