I’ve tried a lot of diapers, but I hadn’t tried Charlie Banana. I was curious about them, but they look nearly identical to Fuzzibunz (only more expensive), so I wasn’t in a hurry to buy one. I entered a giveaway on So Easy Being Green, and I won!
The Incredibum has elastic in front and back, a microfleece inner and TPU outer.
There are a lot of snaps on the wings. My husband would most likely toss this one back if he “fished” it out of the diaper basket! It’s a one size diaper with a snap down rise.
The diaper has two bamboo/cotton blend soakers that snap together and snap into the shell. Some people consider this an all-in-two or all-in-three style, while others refer to it as an all-in-one. Though you can’t wipe the shell to reuse it, you can snap in clean inserts if the shell isn’t soiled.
You can use the small soaker alone for less bulk on a smaller baby that doesn’t need as much absorbency.
Here’s the small setting measured folded and stretched:
Here’s my son in the large setting at 2 1/2 years old and about 28 lbs:
I really didn’t care for the fit on him. I think it’s partially the front elastic, but also the soaker being snapped in is pulling the front down/keeping it from stretching I believe. I think it might fit better on a smaller setting/smaller child, or if I left the soaker unsnapped.
It looks like each diaper with inserts retails for $16.85.
Have you tried Incredibum? What did you think?
FTC compliance: I won this diaper in a giveaway. I was not asked to write, nor was I compensated for this post, and all opinions are my own.
I don’t enter many giveaways anymore, so it’s not surprising that I don’t often win! I do enter giveaways that are easy to enter, don’t have a ton of entries, and of course it has to be something I want to win!
Most recently, I entered to win Sustainablebabyish knit underwoolies (a wool cloth diaper cover) from Merrimack Valley Diapers and the Cloth Diaper Retailer Cooperative. I don’t have a lot of wool since it is rather pricey (and I was initially afraid of wool!) but I do have a Kissaluvs Kissa’s Wool Lover Diaper Cover, a Mobums Wool Interlock Night Night Wool Soaker and a Little Beetle Little to Big Wool Cover. Wool is much easier to use and wash than I thought, and it was our savior for night time when my son was in a super heavy wetting stage!
I’ve been eyeing Sustainablebabyish (A.K.A. sbish) since the Great Cloth Diaper Hunt, when I spent hours and hours on their site looking for that darn diaper, LOL!
Imagine how stoked I was when I won!! Especially since wool is expensive! The underwoolies retail for $34.00, so this was an awesome, generous prize from Merrimack Valley Diapers. (They have a note on their home page that they’re going out of business, which is stinky, but you might be able to catch some good sales!)
The Sustainablebabyish tag is made out of wildflower paper that you can plant, how cool! There was no real “packaging” to speak of, but I really like their tags.
The underwoolies come in size 1 (5-18 lbs) and 2 (18-37 lbs.) Since it was free, and my son doesn’t really need anything, I chose the size 1 for someday newborn diapering. I think it may have just barely squeezed on my 23 pound son, but not over a fluffy fitted!
The craftsmanship is amazing (inside out above to show the seams) and it’s such a simple, but gorgeous cover. I haven’t gotten to really use & review it, but I don’t doubt that it will perform as well as the other wool I have! Of course now I want to try a Sustainablebabyish fitted to go with it! 🙂
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Three absorbency inserts (retail $9.95 for a pack of three)…
and a wet bag (retail $9.95, list price $10.95).
My first impression of the diapers were that they reminded me of Kushies diapers, and that they were huge! Here is one (bottom) compared to some other diapers I had in the laundry room:
The elastic isn’t very tight, so it didn’t get too much bigger when stretched:
Since the instructions said the diapers would shrink, I decided to wash and dry one three times to give it a fair shake. While I was doing that, I took a look at the wet bag.
It measures 13″ x 11″, has a drawstring toggle closure, and has simple construction.
It’s not enormous, but it held three of these big diapers just fine!
So after three washes (drying in the dryer between washes, to make it a little faster)…
It looked exactly the same! The blue diaper had been prepped, the other had not. I went ahead and tried it on my little guy anyway.
It was way too big! With that leg gap, I didn’t dare leave it on him, so I took it off. While I’d certainly use Bumkins (in a smaller size) if that were my only option other than disposables, I’m a little shocked by the price. They do come in cute prints, but they cost as much as Bumgenius pocket diapers, even as much as the Bumgenius Organic AIO if you go based on list price! I can think of at least a half-dozen diapers that have more bells and whistles, for the same cost or less. I was truly surprised when I looked at their site and saw the price, I thought for sure they would be around $10 each.
I don’t want to sound ungrateful, I am very thankful to Knocked up and Nursing for the giveaway, especially getting it to me so quickly, even though she had just had a baby! That said, I think I will be donating these to The Cloth Diaper Foundation, so another family with a bigger baby can pad their stash!
FTC compliance: The pictured items were won from a blog giveaway. I was not compensated for this post, and all opinions are my own.
I reviewed a Kissaluvs Marvels AIO in May; that’s still a favorite of mine, and my Kissa’s Wool Lover Diaper Cover was my first ever wool (purchased in March.) So, when I won a Kissa’s Cotton Fleece Fitted from the Abby’s Lane blog chat, I was a little excited, to say the least!!
Lucky for you, I contacted Kissaluvs, and they will be giving two of my blog readers a fitted diaper as well!
In true cloth diaper addict fashion, I chose the size 0 (fits approximately 5-15 lbs) even though I don’t have a newborn, nor am I pregnant! Hey, it was free!
The size zero fits 5-15 pounds, the 1, 10-25 pounds, and the 2, 20-40 pounds. All sizes retail for $12.95 in unbleached cotton, and $13.95 in the colors. I chose the yellow.
Below, the size 0 is on top of the Marvels AIO on the small setting.
The size 0 has an umbilical cord snap down, but can also be used without it. Below, it is measured with the snap down, then unsnapped and stretched.
Here is the fitted compared to a newborn disposable, and also unsnapped, compared to a size 1 disposable:
Since I don’t have a newborn, I had to enlist a model. He’s a little smaller than a newborn!
Here he is modeling a preemie newborn diaper, so you can get an idea of size:
Size 1 disposable:
After all that, he said his hiney was itchy and he wanted to put the Kissa’s fitted on!
Much more comfy!!
It’s a little subjective, but I’d say it fits more like a preemie diaper, though it looked similar to the newborn diaper. My model isn’t a very heavy wetter, so I can’t really speak on the absorbency. I haven’t cloth diapered a newborn, but I imagine fitteds would be great. They are breathable and could likely be used coverless, since newborns tend to dirty diapers as soon as you put them on (mine did anyway!) See this on my newborn.
Giveaway: Kissaluvs is offering two diaper giveaways, which will be drawn separately. Winners choose size and color of a Kissa’s Fitted! The first is open to anyone and will be business as usual. The second diaper will be drawn from entrants who already own a Kissaluvs product, and leave a review(s) of it. Here’s how to enter: Anyone is eligible to win the first diaper. To enter, simply fill out the form below. Mandatory entries include name, email address and your favorite Kissaluvs Product . You may receive a bonus entry for “liking” Kissaluvs on Facebook and/or following Kissaluvs on Twitter . Feel free to leave a comment however, comments don’t count as entries. Entries for the second diaper will go on the same form, but will be tallied and drawn separately from the first. This way everyone gets the same shot at the first one! Reviews can be left at diaperpin , amazon , sears , Kissaluvs’ Facebook Page , or your favorite retailer’s website. One entry per review, link to your review to get your entry! I know this is a little more confusing than usual, so just send me an email if you need clarification! The post will be updated daily (or so) with the # of entries for each. I will accept entries until Saturday, October 23rd 2010 at 9 P.M. Eastern. I will select winners using random.org’s true random number generator and notify them by email. Winners have 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.
Entries as of Giveaway close: 263
Entries in the bonus giveaway: 39
FTC Compliance: No compensation of any kind was received for this post. I won the diaper I reviewed from a Kissaluvs retailer. All opinions are my own.