I spotted this diaper
on The Eli Monster’s Hyenacart store
a few months ago. I was surprised to see that it was still “in stock” at the beginning of April when I had some money burning a hole in my paypal account. I bought right before the owner was due to deliver her daughter, and the item’s page said shipping would be delayed by about a week. I wasn’t worried since it was in stock, and I knew she hadn’t had the baby yet (I’m a “fan” on Facebook and was watching for updates!)
What I didn’t know is that the “in stock” items are simply items available for purchase, but they are made to order. I hadn’t thought to check her about me
page, where I would have seen the estimated 2-3 week turnaround. I learned my lesson there and will always read “about me” pages before I buy!
It ended up being about 6 1/2 weeks before it arrived, but it was totally worth the wait, honestly! I contacted Steph to check in a few times and she was absolutely wonderful. I’m always leery of “complaining” because I never know how the seller will respond, or if they will think I’m going to be a cranky customer. She was apologetic, understanding, and acknowledged that it had been a long wait! She asked that I tell her if there was something she could do to make this a positive experience. Considering that she birthed a 10 lb, 5 oz baby and still managed to make my diaper, and respond to my emails the same day I sent them, I’m giving her a pass. 😉
If you purchase a diaper from The Eli Monster
, you can expect better quality than you’d get from the “big name” mass produced diapers. I don’t think I found a single stitch out of place. I’ve only seen one other “work at home Mom” diaper with the impeccable quality of The Eli Monster. Very, very hard to believe that she made this!
I chose a size medium, which is estimated to fit 10-22 pounds. I love that the size is on the label, and the dual sided brand label is very neat! As you see, she sells on etsy
as well. When I took it out of the package my first thought was “oh no! This will never fit, it’s so tiny!”
I measured it stretched…
As it turns out, it’s almost exactly the same size as a Bumgenius 3.0 on the medium setting.
I think it looks smaller because it is so trim. The microcloth internal soaker is extremely thin, and is sewn just through the middle of the diaper. I have to say that I prefer the elastic style of the bumgenius (I guess “cased” elastic is the right term?) Hard to explain, but it seems to be more secure and doesn’t dig in.
The inner of the diaper is soft suedecloth to keep baby’s bottom dry. There is a hidden layer of PUL, so no cover is needed.
The outer looks like a woven cotton in the pictures, but it’s actually a very soft, nylon feeling material.
This diaper is called the “SpeedyPants” and has racing stripes and an applique (hand silkscreened) patch. My husband loved the diaper, he said it looked like a race car.
I love this diaper!! It is totally my style; those who know me know I’m not a huge fan of most “baby stuff.” I’ve found solid, stripes and dot patterns that I like OK, but I love, love, love the diapers The Eli Monster makes. At under $20 for an AIO diaper, I think it’s a pretty good deal. I love how trim it is, but it is a sized diaper, so it won’t fit forever. Oops, almost forgot, I was so hung up on how awesome it looks, it performs well too!
I purchased this item myself, I wasn’t given a freebie or discount. The opinions (and diaper!) are my own.