Today’s cute fluffy bum shot is a throwback pic of Eudora. She was just mastering sitting up here and looks so proud of herself! On the bum is a Sunbaby diaper in Purple Paisley, stuffed with a FuzziBunz one size microfiber insert.
Today’s cute fluffy bum is wearing a Sunbaby diaper in Canvas. (And she’s not even crying this time!)
Today’s cute fluffy bum is my Eudora. She’s rocking a Sunbaby diaper in a Hello Kitty print.
This handsome little boy is sleeping away in his Sunbaby diaper.
Today’s cute fluffy bum is an older picture of Norton. He’s wearing a size one Sunbaby diaper in a discontinued print. (I really do miss cute skull diapers on my boy!)
Until I got my WAHM cloth diaper from Diapers by Chris, I’d never tried a WAHM cloth diaper. Sure, there were some cute things, but I was afraid. A WAHM cloth diaper can be expensive. I would be taking a chance on getting ripped off. I was uncertain about warranties and quality control. And I had to make sure that it was a true WAHM cloth diaper shop, not a shop that claimed to sell WAHM diapers but were actually rebranded China cheapies at a 400% mark up.
Really, it’s a lot of the same debate that I had any time I considered buying cloth diapers from anywhere but my local diaper shop. (Usually, that struggle involves feelings of infidelity, debating on if I want to go ahead and buy enough to qualify for free shipping, and some variations of worries about customer service.)
At the same time, though, I’d seen some absolutely gorgeous WAHM diapers on Etsy and such.
Thanks to Diapers by Chris, I’ve decided to be bold and give more WAHM diaper companies a chance. In particular, I was for a pink paisley fabric that is similar to the pattern on the Purple Paisley Sunbaby diaper. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that I need a pink paisley homemade diaper. A pink crushed panne interior and petal inserts topped with cotton velour sounds really, really appealing… And it absolutely must have PUL, whether it’s hidden or a PUL print because I don’t want to cover up anything that beautiful.
And what’s awesome is I gave Chris some vague idea of what I wanted, and she’s found something that’s beautiful. I will have my beautiful pink paisley diaper, and I can’t wait!
Have you ever used WAHM diapers before? What was your experience like?
Swaddlebees Simplex All-in-One one size cloth diapers will contain an average poop. It sprays off well enough, but it’s more prone to get stuck in the elastics than some other diapers. Depending on how you’ve got the all-in-one tongue folded, you would have to be careful not to drop the length in the toilet. The birdseye cotton is also very prone to staining. Meh.
The shell is a fantastic thing to clean for poops. I love how the mesh in the shell works with the sprayer. No splash back like I find in other all-in-two diapers. However, I hate the insert for poop. There’s that two layer structure on the insert that just sucks for poop. Invariably, poo get stuck in the gusset on the pad. Poo gets between the layers. And the organic insert stains horrendously. It’s much easier to spray the poo off of the GroVia prefolds.
This is a great diaper if you like organic fibers and all-in-one diapers. However, I hate cleaning poop. The design of the Elemental leaves me with some of the same issues that I have with the inserts on the GroVia hybrid. Poo gets caught between the layers. It’s more prone to staining than microfiber and microfleece. Don’t get me wrong; I love BumGenius Elemental cloth diapers. I just don’t love when poop happens in that diaper.
These are part of my “best diaper for overnights ever” collection. I love them and wouldn’t trade them for anything. With that in mind, they suck for messy poops. The insert is stuffed through the middle, which means that you’ve got three poop options. You can hope that it just falls off. You can spray it with the insert inside. Or you can touch poop to get the insert out without saturating it. Ugh. So far, I’ve been lucky and only had one poo in my AppleCheeks cloth diapers. Fortunately, it fell off.
Sunbaby Cloth Diapers
Sunbaby cloth diapers come in the most adorable, gorgeous patterns imaginable. I have a purple paisley one that is just beautiful. That being said… it’s a cheap diaper. Changing poops in them suck because of the placement of the insert opening. My husband has actually asked me point blank to never buy those diapers again. After the poo I changed yesterday afternoon, I’m inclined to agree with him. Ugh. And it wasn’t even that awful of a poop. The Sunbaby contained it, but the clean up was dreadful.
Where to buy: Sunbaby.com, various co-ops
So that’s my complete list of the best and worst of cloth diapers for poo. What are your best and worst?