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    Happy Baby Cloth Diapers


    2009 - 06.22

    I’ve made no secret on my other blogs that I have been cloth diapering both of my youngest children, aged 2 and 1 years old.  And I love it!  It works so well for us!  And while I do have a decently sized stash of diapers that work well for us, I always love trying out a new diaper, to see if maybe it’ll work better or if I’d like to expand our stash.  I’ve had great luck so far, thankfully.  And the nice thing about cloth diapers is that even if you try something and it doesn’t work, there are many avenues for you to sell that diaper and recoup a great deal of your cost in the process.

    Happy Baby Cloth DiapersI was thrilled recently to get the chance to review some one-size pocket diapers from Happy Baby Cloth Diapers.  I started out cloth diapering using primarily largely manufactured diapers, such as bumGenius and Fuzzibunz.  But I find now that I know more about cloth diapers and am more comfortable with them as a whole, that I am enjoying even more the diapers that are made by WAHMs (Work at Home Moms).   I love supporting crafty mamas trying to earn a few pennies for their families and often the workmanship is unparalleled.

    Such is the case with Happy Baby diapers.  I received two of the one-size pocket diapers to try out and I have to say, I am in love.  These diapers have quickly been elevated to “nap diapers” in our house, which to those of you out there who use cloth diapers, you know that is high praise indeed!  I can not only trust these diapers (and the super thirsty inserts they came with) to absorb what I need them to, but unlike some of our older Fuzzibunz, these stay on my son who has recently cultivated a newfound interest in stripping during naptime.  Not so with the Happy Baby diapers though!  There is no gaping, they fit snugly and comfortably, and so far my son has yet to try to remove them.  Yay!

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    As you can see, there isn’t a whole lot of extra room to grow here.  Then again, my son is getting close to potty training age.  Still, he’s on the skinny side so you might want to beware if you have an extra chubby wee one.  But I have played around with the different snap settings and I feel confident in saying that these diapers would fit small babies well without a whole lot of extra bulk.  The fit is trim and yet comfortable.

    The sewing is quality work.  The seams are all straight and tight.  The snaps are all applied correctly and evenly.  The elastic is tight and stretchy.  The fleece on the inner of the diaper is soft and effective at keeping my son’s diaper area dry in between changes. The PUL (polyurethane laminate) that keeps the diaper water-proof is thick and effective.  No leaks here!

    If I had any constructive criticism (other than the snugness on older children), it would be the pocket that you stuff with inserts.  It’s a little snug to get your hand inside and the position of the pocket can make it difficult to remove an insert from a soiled diaper.  I would probably move it up closer to the waistband so that the insert could be easily shaken out over a diaper pail.  That said, it’s a minor inconvenience on a diaper that works so well for us!

    I think I will certainly be interested in getting a few more of these to so that we have enough for naptime and outtings every day!  The WAHM behind Happy Baby Cloth Diapers is super nice to work with and you can be confident that she does a great job on these diapers.  Also? The price is VERY right for a one-sized diaper.  If you’re looking to start cloth diapering or if you already do and would like to try a new diaper, give these a try.  You won’t be sorry!