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GEN-Y Simply U Diaper Cover Review & Giveaway (10/22) U.S. & Canada

@GenYDiapers Simply U #clothdiapers cover via @chgdiapers 1

I received a cover at no cost for review purposes. I was not otherwise compensated for this post and all opinions are my own. Until now, my experience with GEN-Y was limited to their (awesome) GO bag. GEN-Y sent me a Simply U cover, which is a new side-snapping cover made of jersey PUL. The cover is available in 2 sizes and 6 candy inspired color combinations. Like all GEN-Y products, the Simply U covers are made in the U.S.A.

@GenYDiapers Simply U #clothdiapers cover via @chgdiapers 2 @GenYDiapers Simply U #clothdiapers cover via @chgdiapers 3

I received the size large, which GEN-Y estimates to fit 18-38 lbs. The small is estimated to fit babies 6-18 lbs. The Simply U is different from the Universals in that they are solid jersey PUL (with contrasting binding) rather than having a printed cotton outer. Simply U Covers are $18.99 each vs $21.99 for the Universals.

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@GenYDiapers Simply U #clothdiapers cover via @chgdiapers 6 snaps

The cover has front and rear flaps to hold cloth or disposable inserts, trifolded prefolds or pad folded flats in place. Both the inner and outer of the cover are surprisingly soft. The leg gussets are designed to hold in anything your baby can “dish out,” the cover has front and rear elastic, and there are 4 side-snap settings.

@GenYDiapers Simply U #clothdiapers cover via @chgdiapers 7 rise snaps @GenYDiapers Simply U #clothdiapers cover via @chgdiapers 8 snapped down

The cover has a snap down rise, giving you two size settings to use as your baby grows, or so you can have a higher rise to cover fitteds. Although GEN-Y calls these “small” and “large” I think of these as a dual-size system since two sizes cover the gamut.

@GenYDiapers Simply U #clothdiapers cover via @chgdiapers 9 snapped to make more trim

A really cool feature of these covers is the seemingly out of place middle snap, below the rise snaps. This allows you to use the cover with bulky fitteds, and also super-trim inserts. When you use a trim insert, snap this snap to reduce the “poof.” There’s no need to have a separate stash of covers for different occasions (trim covers for inserts, roomy covers for fitteds.) If you’re confused, keep reading, I have photos to demonstrate!

Here is the smallest setting measured folded and laid flat (I usually measure stretched, but since a lot of the stretch is in the legs, I ended up popping the snaps open when I tried to fully stretch it!)

@GenYDiapers Simply U #clothdiapers cover via @chgdiapers 10 smallest setting of size large folded @GenYDiapers Simply U #clothdiapers cover via @chgdiapers 11 smallest flat

@GenYDiapers Simply U #clothdiapers cover via @chgdiapers 12 smallest @GenYDiapers Simply U #clothdiapers cover via @chgdiapers 13 smallest setting of large side
@GenYDiapers Simply U #clothdiapers cover via @chgdiapers 14 back

Here is the largest setting measured folded and stretched (as best I could stretch it – most of the stretch is in the legs!)


@GenYDiapers Simply U #clothdiapers cover via @chgdiapers 15 larger rise setting of size large folded @GenYDiapers Simply U #clothdiapers cover via @chgdiapers 16 largest rise setting of large stretched

@GenYDiapers Simply U #clothdiapers cover via @chgdiapers 17 largest rise setting of large @GenYDiapers Simply U #clothdiapers cover via @chgdiapers 18 largest rise setting of large - side
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First I tried the cover with a super trim hemp jersey insert:

@GenYDiapers Simply U #clothdiapers cover via @chgdiapers 20 with super trim hemp insert

Here my son is in the neighborhood of 22 pounds at 21.5 months old, in the smallest rise setting (of the large cover):

@GenYDiapers Simply U #clothdiapers cover via @chgdiapers 21 smallest setting with super trim hemp insert on 22 lb 21 mo old @GenYDiapers Simply U #clothdiapers cover via @chgdiapers 22 side
@GenYDiapers Simply U #clothdiapers cover via @chgdiapers 23 back

Below also pictures the trim hemp insert, but on the larger rise setting:

@GenYDiapers Simply U #clothdiapers cover via @chgdiapers 24 larger rise setting with snap down

Here’s what the cover looks like with a trim insert, without that extra snap done to deflate the “poof”:

@GenYDiapers Simply U #clothdiapers cover via @chgdiapers 26 without snap down

Next I tried the cover with a trifolded hemp fleece prefold, which is about 3 times the thickness of the insert (maybe more, didn’t compare exactly!)

@GenYDiapers Simply U #clothdiapers cover via @chgdiapers 27 with hemp fleece prefold

Here is a close-up of the leg gusset, and what the cover looks like with the center snap done:

@GenYDiapers Simply U #clothdiapers cover via @chgdiapers 28 leg

Again my son is 22ish pounds at 21.5 months old, this time with the trifolded hemp fleece prefold in the cover:

@GenYDiapers Simply U #clothdiapers cover via @chgdiapers 29 with hemp fleece prefold on 22ish lb 21 o old @GenYDiapers Simply U #clothdiapers cover via @chgdiapers 30 side
@GenYDiapers Simply U #clothdiapers cover via @chgdiapers 31 back

I had an easy time adjusting the waist & leg snaps independently to get just the right fit, and the cover worked just as well with a bulkier WAHM made fitted:

@GenYDiapers Simply U #clothdiapers cover via @chgdiapers 32 with wahm fitted on largest rise @GenYDiapers Simply U #clothdiapers cover via @chgdiapers 33 side
@GenYDiapers Simply U #clothdiapers cover via @chgdiapers 34 back

Simply U covers are available for purchase directly from GEN-Y or through their many retailers with an MSRP of $18.99.

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Giveaway: One of my readers will win a GEN-Y Simply U cloth diaper cover in his/her choice of color and size (ARV $18.99.) Entries go in the Rafflecopter form below.

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Maria Moser
Maria is the mother of 3, writing about cloth diapers & going green. You'll often find her juggling her preschooler and typing 1-handed in between sips of cold coffee. Maria works with many companies within the cloth diaper industry and beyond, providing social media management, product development and other services.
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