I snagged a Swaddlebees Simplex Newborn AIO during their Black Friday turkey hunt (hunt for turkeys and get a special deal or coupon each day.)
The diapers retail for $16.95 each, which I think is on the higher side for a newborn diaper.
The diaper has two snaps on each wing, and the closure is a wee bit awkward when you’re closing it tightly with the cord snap down snapped.
The soaker is half sewn in, and the rest actually tucks into the pocket (I suppose this would be considered a “tongue” soaker.) This is my least favorite type of AIO, personally. True that it gets a bit cleaner and dries faster than a sewn in soaker, but if you still have to do the work of stuffing, why not do a pocket diaper & have the freedom to change the soaker out entirely and/or treat it separately?
Here I’ve measured it folded and stretched:
Now, I know my “real” diaper “model” is here, but just for consistency in my reviews, here’s my previous “model” in preemie and newborn disposables, compared to the simplex:
Here’s my little guy at less than a week old and about 6 lb 5 oz (you may have already seen these photos in my post about my one-month update on newborn cloth.)
I did not care for this diaper. The birdseye inner/soaker and the outer both reminded me a lot of the Kushies diapers. I did like that it came down pretty low to stay under the umbilical cord stump, but it was hard to make sure the soaker didn’t stick out the back. If the diapers were half the price, I’d feel differently (of course this is totally my opinion!! You may love these!)
FTC compliance: I purchased this diaper at a discount available to anyone. I was not asked to write, nor was I compensated for this post, and all opinions are my own.
Post and linked posts may contain affiliate links. There’s a picture of my real model next to my previous model. 🙂 You have probably seen my reviews of newborn diapers that I did without a baby while I was expecting my son (and I think maybe even a few before!) If you’re ever looking for one, don’t forget about my review archive.
>Well. I’d hoped that since I’ve been using Lil Outlaws detergent and cloth safe diaper cream, I wouldn’t have to strip my diapers. I’ve finally succumbed to the microfiber stink! They weren’t particularly offensive, just rather musty smelling. This particular smell appears to be very common with BumGenius diapers.
To strip diapers, you use the classic blue dawn, or plain ivory dish soap, suds the diapers up, then rinse until there are no more suds. This can be a lot of rinsing, so I did only 5-7 at a time, since I only have 15.
>I’ve been working on my wish list, not because I think I will get any of it, but because it is fun to window shop and to dream!
In looking, I’ve been delving deeper into different websites and darned if I didn’t find excellent info on the Blueberry diaper insert!
Looks pretty easy, though I will have to look more closely at the illustrations with the insert in my hands, when I am a little more awake!