My first Cow Patties Diaper was a One Size All in 2 diaper. I was super excited about it and love the minky circle print! I have to be honest, when it arrived I was somewhat disappointed - there were some flaws that made it difficult to use. I used it infrequently at first, then I sent a message to Cow Patties about it, and guess what - they fixed the problems. What I want you to get from this is that Cow Patties Cloth Diapers are willing to fix problems with their diapers. They have excellent customer service - I just needed to be a better customer from the start.
Overnight - the AI2 works fantastically. Crackers stayed dry, so did his bed. He woke up in a good mood!
This diaper has side snaps - 4 sets of them. I love the side snaps, as I feel like they get tighter on his legs and I have less "wing droop" than with front snap diapers. As you can see, this diaper is snug on his legs without being too tight.
Another view of the side snaps - again - I love them.
I think my favorite thing about the Cow Patties Diapers might be their inserts. This one has a snap in insert - it's long and narrow. The shape makes it easier to customize to my child's wetting needs. I generally double this over and make the back end wider than the front (better for catching poo), then fold the front down so I have several layers where he's going to wet.
Now - this is the diaper I am officially reviewing, and the style that Cow Patties is giving away!
This is a One Sized Pocket Diaper, and it's fantastic. I want to show you the GREAT things about this diaper, and share my one and only concern (which I have already shared with Cow Patties).
I already shared that the inserts are long and thin - this one is even longer than the other! Also, it's Bamboo - super absorbent. AND - the inside of this particular diaper is fleece - which makes it water repellent. When I use the cover like a wrap instead of a pocket diaper, I can use it again and again. I've used this at times for an entire day without the cover feeling even a little damp!
Like I said about the inserts earlier - the shape makes them totally customizable. This is how I fold mine most of the time.
The pocket is big enough to put my hand in when I stuff the inserts inside. It's easy to make sure my inserts are not wrinkled or bunched up.
I love this print.
Here is the picture of what I don't love - This diaper is on it's largest setting. Crackers is 18 months old and about 25 pounds. He's not super chunky, but it's already starting to be tight on his legs. I can still snap the belly almost to the middle snap - I know, babies are all shaped differently, but I'd like to see a bit more stretch in the legs.
As you can see, Crackers is totally uninhibited in his movement, in spite of my concerns about the tightness on his legs. He seems to like this diaper as much as any others. (There are some that he does not like wearing - I will not be doing reviews on those.)
Residents of US and Canada can enter to win a One Sized Pocket Diaper in your choice of pattern right here, right now! This giveaway will close on Friday August, 5 at 9pm. For entry instructions, see below.
How to Enter
Mandatory Entry: In order to enter this contest your first entry MUST be this: "Like" Cow Patties Cloth Diapers on Facebook. Yep, it's that easy! You don't have to thank them, but it would be polite. Leave a comment below telling me you have done this - don't forget to include your email address.
Additional Entries: You may complete any or all of these additional tasks for more entries. Leave a comment below for each entry you complete - remember your email address in EACH comment.
1) Look at Cow Patties fabric inventory - tell me which you think you would choose for a diaper.
2) Share about this giveaway on Facebook (leave a link to the contest and tag Cow Patties Cloth Diapers)
3) "Like" Crum's This N That on Facebook.
4) Follow this blog via Google Friend Connect
Bonus: Make a guess at baby #3's gender before August 1 - guesses go on this post. Leave a comment here letting me know you did this (you don't even have to be right).
*Disclaimer: I received a product free for review. All opinions are my own.