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Three Monkeys One Size Pocket Cloth Diaper Review

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I normally prefer solid cloth diapers over prints, but for some odd reason, I’ve been dying for an “elephant walk” print diaper. I didn’t want to end up with a print I liked, but a diaper I didn’t, so I was excited when I saw that AMP diapers used this print. Unfortunately, I had to eventually give up after an unsuccessful search for the print at a U.S. retailer. At that point, I turned to my old buddy google.

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Google led me to Three Monkeys Cloth Diapers and the one-size pocket diaper that I ended up purchasing. The diaper was only $16, with free shipping and a bamboo fleece soaker. Seemed almost too good to be true, so I really wasn’t expecting much.

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At the time of my purchase, the wait time for a custom was 5 weeks. After 5 weeks, I sent an email to find out the status of my order. I didn’t get a response, so I went ahead and filed a Paypal claim to protect myself before the 45 day window ended. I felt like a jerk immediately when Three Monkeys responded that they hadn’t received my email, they were sorry that they weren’t working faster than the 5 week time frame on customs, and my diaper was ready to ship. They were courteous and professional, and were understanding when I said I would still leave the claim open until I received the diaper.

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The diaper is very nice and very well made! It has snap closures with 4 snaps on each wing (more than I prefer, but it does prevent wing droop.) There are 4 rise setting via a snap down rise, and closure snaps alternate male & female with one on the top row & one on the bottom. This is simply a method some diaper makers use to minimize waste on diapers & has no other significance & doesn’t affect diaper function. There are also overlap snaps to fit tiny babies.

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The diaper has a front pocket opening with a flap to cover the soaker, and additional PUL reinforcing the snaps. You can choose the inner of the diaper to be microfleece, suedecloth, minkee, bamboo or cotton.

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I was shocked by how nice the included soaker was. The diaper is so nicely made, and I expect to pay a bit more for WAHM diapers. At just $16 with free shipping, the bamboo fleece soaker was a nice surprise. You can upgrade to a microfiber or foldable insert if you prefer, but the loop style soaker is perfect for me. I can put the absorbency up front for my son, but someone with a girl can put it in the middle. The loop style also helps it get cleaner, and get dry faster.

Here is the XS rise setting measured folded & stretched:

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Here is my son at not quite 7 months old, 14.5-15ish pounds, in the medium setting. He could also wear the small setting, but I prefer a higher rise diaper.

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If you don’t want to wait 5-6 weeks, you can shop in-stock items at the Three Monkeys Etsy Shop. Otherwise, shop Three Monkeys Cloth Diapers for cloth diapers, trainers, wipes, wet bags, wool soakers and diaper liners. There are tons of fabrics to choose from! You can also “like” Three Monkeys Cloth Diapers on Facebook!

FTC compliance: I paid normal retail price for the pictured diaper. I was not asked to write, nor was I compensated for this post, and all opinions are my own.

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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.
  • July 13, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    I love my Three Monkeys diapers! Stacey as is a great WAHM to work with and her customer service is fantastic. In my experience, I didn’t have to wait nearly as long as the advertised custom wait time. The only reason we don’t use these diapers much now is because they’re cut a little bit on the short side and I have a very long baby.

  • Amy M
    July 12, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    I also stumbled across Three Monkeys after searching for a good diaper in a particular print. Now they are our absolute favorite diapers! We have been using them for a while and had to get some more, which just arrived this week. It took even longer than the 5 weeks, but I had a large order and some very specific requests that I knew might take a while. They are defiantly worth the wait! She is very easy to communicate with and does great work. My last order was a 13 pack, which is buy 10 get 3 free, so only $160 for 13 great diapers. That’s only $12.31 per diaper! The “basic” bamboo fleece inserts that come with them are wonderful and my only inserts that I always use by themselves (no doublers). They loose some of the softness after more washings, but get very absorbent. One tip: always wash the new inserts by themselves for the first couple wash/drys during prepping or you will be picking fuzz off of everything else. They only shed fuzz like this when brand new.

  • Vickie Couturier
    July 12, 2012 at 11:13 am

    that is so cute

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