The elementals come with snap closures only, and the price is a little steep at $24.95 each. They are very similar to the Flip or Bumgenius 4.0 in size and shape, but it is certified organic cotton on the inside, and it’s an all-in-one style. Since it’s organic cotton, it does need to be “prepped” by washing 5 or more times, to gain maximum absorbency. I think I may have washed it 3 times before using it the first time, knowing that it would gain absorbency with further washes.
The soaker is sewn in a loop style to dry a bit faster, and wash a bit more thoroughly, but I found it still took quite a while to dry. While the soaker is all organic cotton, there will still be PUL touching the baby’s skin at the front and back (which will serve as a stopper to prevent leaking and wicking.)
The size is very similar to the Bumgenius 4.0, but I prefer the leg elastic style of the 4.0. The elemental is one-size via the same snap down rise the Bumgenius 3.0 & 4.0 Pocket diapers have.
Measurements are of course a wee bit subjective, since you can eke out a little more or less depending on just how you hold it.
Here is the small setting, folded and stretched:
Medium folded and stretched:
Large folded and stretched:
Here it is on my son, who is in the medium setting, at about 18.5 pounds and 30″:
It did fit well, and did not leak (even before it was fully prepped) but I did have to roll the leg elastic in a bit. My personal preference (which you know if you’ve been reading for a while!) is a pocket diaper with a stay dry inner and Velcro closure. However, if you are looking for an easy to use all-in-one with an organic soaker, this may be your ticket!
FTC Compliance: I paid normal retail price for this item, which was purchased using a gift certificate I won. I was not compensated for this review.
When I was looking for sponsors for my “A Year of Fluff” event, I contacted companies that readers had asked about. I have heard lots of talk about Rocky Mountain Diapers! I was able to get a mango and lime diaper to review, and a lime and lemon diaper for one of you!
The Rocky Mountain Diapers pocket diaper has a simple snap closure pattern, a stay-dry suedecloth inner that is far softer than other suedecloth I’ve felt, and an easy to stuff pocket. It comes with a microfiber insert.
This diaper is one size, by way of leg elastic adjustment.
There are 4 snap adjustments (Extra Small, Small, Medium & Large) and the elastic tucks neatly back into the diaper. I did have to pull a bit to get the snaps out, but I didn’t hurt the diaper.
Rocky Mountain Diapers estimates their diapers will fit babies from 5-30 pounds best, though they may fit up to 35 pounds, depending on your baby’s shape. Above is the diaper on the extra-small setting. It gets so tiny (and cute!) Below are the measurements for the XS folded and stretched.
Small folded and stretched:
Medium folded and stretched:
Large folded & stretched:
Since the end of the elastic is sewn into the diaper, you really could use it unsnapped, though it of course doesn’t really stretch that way!
I actually ended up using the diaper on the small setting, I probably could use medium as well.
Here’s the Rocky Mountain small compared to a Bumgenius 4.0 medium:
The small setting on my son, who is about 18.5 pounds and 30″:
The diaper was quite trim since it didn’t have the bulk of a snap down rise. It could be even trimmer if you used it with a sized insert (I folded over the one that came with the diaper.) Most importantly, it didn’t leak! These diapers retail for $19.50 each.
Giveaway: I have the diaper pictured below (lemon and lime color) to send to one lucky reader!
Here’s how to enter: All entries go in the form below. I’d love for you to leave a comment, either about the diaper, or just to remind yourself that you entered. Keep in mind that entries left in the comments won’t count. Mandatory entries include name, email address and your favorite Rocky Mountain Diaper color combination. You may “like” Rocky Mountain Diapers on Facebook for a bonus entry. This post will be updated daily (or so) with the # of entries received, for those of you who like to know your odds.
I will accept entries until Thursday, October 14th 2010 at 9 P.M. Eastern. I will select a winner using random.org’s true random number generator and notify him/her by email. Winner has 48 hours to respond before the prize is forfeited and a new winner is chosen. View my giveaway rules page for complete details. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.
FTC Compliance: I paid normal retail prices for these diapers, but as part of the blogger program I expect to reimbursed, less my shipping expenses. I was not and will not be compensated for this post, and all opinions are my own.