Swaddlebees Simplex One Size All In One Review

Norton modeling a Swaddlebees Simplex All-in-One (one size)

Last month, I got an order of fluff mail.  I was thrilled.  I had finally gotten a Swaddlebees diaper in the monkey print.  I had been wanting a diaper, any of the Swaddlebees diapers, in that print since it came out.  However, my local diaper shop doesn’t carry them (hint, hint, KW!), and I am far too impatient to order things online much.  I wanted the monkey print, and the store that I ordered it from only had it in the Swaddlebees Simplex One Size All-in-One.

I’d used Blueberry diapers in the past (and LOVE them), so I had no problems with buying the Swaddlebees Simplex.  After all, they’re a company that makes good products.

Things I love about Swaddlebees Simplex diapers: They have a lot of the features that I love about the Blueberry one size pocket diaper.  You can get the same gorgeous patterns and colors.  You’ve got the same quality of manufacturing.  The snaps are slightly angled and fantastic.  The rise is easily adjusted.  They’re a stuffable all-in-one (similar to Tots Bots Easy Fit), but both ends are open.  So that means that if I put another insert in to double, I don’t have to fish it out.  As long as it’s not too tightly stuffed, it will agitate out in the wash.  It’s also quite effective; I’ve never had a leak in any of my experiments.

It’s not my perfect diaper, though.  As much as I really, really wanted to love the diaper since it’s in that beautiful monkey print that I’d been wanting for Norton’s bottom, I’m not feeling it.  The diaper takes an eternity to dry.  It’s definitely one of my slower drying diapers.  I suspect the reason that it takes so long is because of the Birdseye cotton.  Natural fibers do take longer to dry than synthetics like microfiber and minky.  Birdseye cotton doesn’t wick moisture away like microfleece, either.  On the plus side, though, one side of the “tongue” that you can tuck in the diaper is microfleece, so you can lay that on the top of the diaper instead of tucking it in.  The other thing that I’m not loving is that the cut of the diaper is slightly different than my Blueberry diapers.  It’s a bit longer and narrower in the crotch.  For a taller, skinnier baby, this might work well, but it just leaves Norton looking like he’s got a saggy bum.

All of the things that I don’t like about the diaper, though, are personal preference.  If you like natural fibers against your baby’s bottom, then you’ll be pleased with the diaper.  If you’ve got a skinnier baby, you may find the lower fit of the crotch to be a benefit.  And really, the diaper does work, and it is quality workmanship with quality materials.

The Swaddlebees Simplex All-in-One One Size diaper may be perfect for you.  It’s just not perfect for us.

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About Suzi

Suzi is an American ex-pat living in British Columbia. She's a cloth diaper addict, wife, mom of three, and President of the Prince George chapter of Cloth for a Cause.

Comments

  1. I love that both ends are open and that they are a stuff-able AIO, I definitely have to add one of these diapers to my stash!

  2. I have never tried these! I will have to check them out!

  3. I bought some of their newborn simplex diapers for my next baby. I love their prints and love that they also make a newborn diaper that fits longer than to 10lb.

  4. Kim Baggett says:

    I have the owl print on back order from Amazon, I can wait to try it ;). I also have this print but in the Blueberry pocket diaper. I love it! Works well for overnight!

    • Love the Blueberry pocket diaper, and it’s one of our go-to diapers for overnight on Norton. (Combined with an AppleCheeks three layer bamboo insert, of course. But it’s not bulletproof.) I recently got this print in the Blueberry pocket because I love the print so much that I *needed* it even though the Simplex didn’t work out for us.

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  1. […] Blueberry Simplex is an all-in-one diaper made with Birdseye cotton.  This particular all-in-one diaper is a “tongue style” all-in-one, so you’ll need to stuff it with the attached soaker.  If you want stay dry, flip the tongue on top instead of stuffing for a layer of microfleece to wick away the moisture.  If you only want natural fibers against the baby, stuff the tongue in the pocket.  The Blueberry Simplex is available as a one size with standard snaps, or in a sized version with side snaps. […]

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