There are so many varieties available these days that it can make your head spin. You don't want to make a wrong decision because they aren't cheap! I usually suggest that new moms ask their friends about their experiences & suggestions on which cloth diaper they prefer. If they are the first of their friends to have babies (or the first to use cloth diapers) then the best choice is to purchase one diaper from several manufacturers and try them all out. When you figure out which one you like best then invest in a bunch of them. And it is an investment because the beauty of cloth diapers is that you don't have to throw them out when your child is potty trained, you just put them away for your next child.
Recently I got the opportunity to try out an all new All-in-one (AIO) diaper with my grandson. Now I am thinking that my advice for new moms will have to be, "Try the Softbums Perfect Fit Diapers. I Love Them!"
There are so many unique features to this diaper that I don't even know where to begin or which one would be the best feature. Since my daughter, and other young moms, all seem to tell me that they hate the extra laundry produced from using cloth diapers, I will start there. The Softbums diapers have a reusable cover! You can change a wet diaper 2-6 times using the same cover, just air it out between diaper changes. That is quite simply done by rotating 2 or 3 covers throughout the day. This means that the only laundry produced in 2-6 diaper changes are the inserts, therefore resulting in much less laundry then if you used another AIO and had to wash the cover with every diaper change.
A second wonderful feature is the Patent Pending Snugger for complete adjust-ability in sizes. With other AIO's that I have used they have snaps that you use to make them small enough to fit a newborn, but that puts all of the bulk of the cover in the front of baby...making it look bigger than the baby. With the Softbums device you easily set the perfect size for your baby, from newborn to toddler size. The gathering caused by making the diaper 'newborn-tiny' is evenly dispersed throughout the leg length of the diaper cover so the diaper looks so tiny and adorable. Then, as your baby grows you just release small amounts of length to always have a perfect fit. The elastic gathering in the leg openings also makes for a snug fitting leg opening, no matter what size your baby is. That is really important for solids containment!
Another feature that I love about the Softbums diaper is the Snap-In inserts. I don't like the 'duck-butt' that some other AIO diapers tend to have from the inserts being so bulky in one area. The Softbums come with extra long Snap-in inserts that are attached with a single, smooth-headed snap at the upper back inside of the diaper. You then lay the insert in the cover and it is way too long so you fold it back over and it puts a double layer of absorbency in the front & between the legs where you need it most. Because it is snapped in it also tends to stay in place.
There are other minor features that I really like but the final one is the price. You may say to yourself, "Price? Anna what are you talking about, the Soft Bums are $33.92 compared to about $18.95 for other AIO's?" Yes, the All-In-2's may seem pricier, but lets break it down in a diaper-change per diaper-change comparison.
A typical AIO will cost about $18.95, but that is a single diaper change. The cover and inserts/liners have to be washed after every use. With the Softbums diaper you can reuse the cover 2-6 times. Let say you use a cover once with each of the 3 inserts that it comes with -that would be only $11.33 per diaper change! And that does not even take into account that you will have less laundry time & cost.
Sarah, Owner of Softbums, would like to give one Organic Bamboo Velour All-In-Two Basic Pack (1 cover, 3 OBV inserts) Plus a Bamboo Doubler to one of our Lucky Readers from Anywhere in the World!
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