Flip Diaper Cover w/Stay Dry Insert

by Maria Moser on April 7, 2010

in All In Two Diapers,Cloth Diapers,Coupon,Diaper Covers,Hybrid Diapers,One Size Diapers,PUL,Retailers

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I had been wanting to try a Flip for a while.  When I found out Abby’s Lane was not only honoring the Bumgenius Coupon for a free AIO, but they actually had the coupons for me, I couldn’t resist. 

The only catch was that they asked a buyer to spend $25 on Bumgenius, Flip or Econobum products if you wanted Abby’s Lane to clip the coupon for you, rather than the $10 stated on the coupon.  Not a big deal since they weren’t charging for the coupon (other sites were charging for the magazine/coupon, then crediting you a bit if you didn’t want the magazine) and shipping is always free at Abby’s lane.  Basically, I got a lot more from them for just a couple bucks more than $10 in product, shipping and the coupon cost would have been from somewhere else.  For the record, no, I don’t work for Abby’s Lane, just love them!

Anyhoo, my order came at the speed of light at usual.

The packaging had a sticker saying to wash the cover separately 6 times.  I was a little confused, since I didn’t think this needed to be “prepped.”  I called cottonbabies and it turns out that they had some issues with the covers running.  So, I dutifully washed just the cover 6 times!  You do have to hang the cover to dry.

The Flip cover has an easy snap closure.

The inside is PUL, easy to wipe clean during changes.

The Flip has the same snap down rise that the Bumgenius 3.0 one size diapers have.

Same leg casings and outer too.

The insert is one size and has wonderful seams and markings to make the folding super easy.

They make inserts in organic cotton and disposable too.  The price per disposable insert seems similar to disposables, but instead of chemicals, fragrance and gel, they contain Non-woven bamboo viscose, Wood Pulp and SAP fillers, and starch based glue.  They would be a nice compromise for road trips and such, since you could really just wipe out the covers and even hand wash them if they really needed it.

I prefer a stay dry liner, so I chose the stay dry insert, which has 3 layers of microfiber, and has stay dry suede on the side that touches baby’s bottom.  Very soft.

There are no awkward snap attachments, the insert just slips inside.  The little envelope like thingie at each end helps hold it in place and keeps it from wicking onto clothing.

The snap closure was very easy, and this seemed as trim as the Bumgenius 3.0.

He fit wonderfully in the medium setting. 

We had no problems, no leaks.  This was great! 

I’d like to get one more cover and a few more inserts.  I think this would be excellent for being out and about.  One extra cover and a few extra inserts would take up a lot less space than several pocket diapers for sure!


{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kelly April 8, 2010 at 5:20 pm

>Just found your blog today, but I love it! I just started CDing about 2 months ago and I started w/ a Flip stay dry day pack. I love my Flips, super easy and I've even been using the inserts in some other diaper covers I have. I only washed my covers seperately 2 or 3 times and then just washed them with my inserts and now some of my inserts have a slight pinkish tint to them! (I have the zinnia colored dipes). :)

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2 Maria April 8, 2010 at 6:19 pm

>It must just be certain "batches." I had two people tell me their zinnia covers didn't bleed at all! Try washing your inserts with some RLR if the tint bugs you!

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3 Maria April 8, 2010 at 6:20 pm

>P.S. So glad you found my blog & like it!! :-)

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4 Emily April 9, 2010 at 12:39 am

>hi! i just found your blog too, i love your review post, super handy! i'm going to send it to my hubby for when we need to buy more- right now we're using flips (i love them!) and some dry bees, which i'm less excited about.

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5 Thrifty Mama B April 9, 2010 at 12:54 pm

>Just found your blog from Friday Follow. I'm another cloth diapering mama! I'm your newest follower. Hope you have a great weekend! Looking forward to reading your fluffy goodness posts =)

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6 Newfiemum April 11, 2010 at 5:34 pm

>Just wanted to say we got the Flip's with disposable liner JUST for traveling and they are PERFECT! We went away for 1 week and really didn't want to use regular sposies (since starting CDing when DS was 6 weeks I can't stand the smell of sposies). I took 3 pckgs of disposable inserts and 6 Flip covers and had left over inserts at the end of the week. I'd switch between 2 covers all day long and then wash them out in the sink at night and hang them to dry. The covers were usually dry by morning so I probably could have gotten away with 4 covers in a pinch.

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7 Maria April 11, 2010 at 7:57 pm

>Thanks for sharing your experience! We haven't traveled overnight since my son was born so I'm glad to know they're a good option!!

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