In the beginning of my cloth diapering career, I was leery of AppleCheeks diapers. They came in two sizes. They didn’t include inserts. I wasn’t exactly clear on how they actually worked. Was it a pocket diaper or was it a diaper cover?
After I finally found my local cloth diapering community, a mom was selling one of her own AppleCheeks covers. The price was right. I’d finally had enough experience under my belt and had become quite the little experimentalist in my own right. I took the plunge and bought an AppleCheeks envelope diaper cover. It was the Forget Me Not AppleCheeks in size 2. I didn’t have any of the AppleCheeks inserts, so I put a Blueberry microterry insert inside and slapped it on Norton’s bum.
I loved it. I was so thrilled with the performance of that AppleCheeks diaper that I gave it a go as an overnight cloth diaper for Norton. I stuffed it with the Blueberry microterry with a Flip organic overnight insert behind it. It worked, so I bought another… and another… Now I’m just collecting them. I’m enjoying AppleCheeks diapers because of the versatility. With an organic or a stay dry insert, you can use AppleCheeks diapers as all-in-twos. Or you can stuff the diaper and use it as a pocket.
I tend to use it as a pocket just because pocket diapers are pretty much a favorite style for me. I now generally use my AppleCheeks in a few different ways:
AppleCheeks Diapers Overnight
Since Norton is a supersoaker, I require an overnight cloth diapering solution for him that can be stuffed generously. AppleCheeks does that. I have a few particular combinations that I use. It’s sort of like my Chinese menu. Pick one from column A and one from column B, then you’ve got a pretty good solution.
|Column A||Column B|
|Blueberry large microterry insert||Flip organic overnight|
|AppleCheeks stay dry insert||AppleCheeks three-layer bamboo insert|
|Thirsties size 2 hemp prefold|
|GroVia bamboo prefold|
It’s not always bulletproof, but I do find that I get best results when I use the Thirsties hemp prefold behind whatever microfiber option. It is, however, the most bulletproof option I’ve found with Norton that my husband will actually use.
AppleCheeks Diapers for Daytime
When Norton was still wearing diapers, AppleCheeks diapers were awesome for daytime use… particularly if we were out on the go or if grandparents were baby-sitting. Both Norton and Eudora were wearing size 2 AppleCheeks. I would dress the kids in similar colors so that the diapers would still match for a diaper change, and just throw some AppleCheeks all stuffed and ready to go in the diaper bag. It made the in-laws’ lives easier because they didn’t have to guess at which diaper was for Norton and which was for Eudora. It also reduced the number of diapers that I had to pack.
Would I recommend AppleCheeks? Yup! I’m actually collecting them now.
Have you used AppleCheeks diapers?