Okay, so it is time for the much-awaited Kawaii Diaper Cover review!
Now, I’m going to admit something here that may tarnish my “crunchy” reputation… But what is this blog about if it isn’t the struggles of a real life crunchy momma (or at least, a wannabe?)
I don’t use cloth anymore. *sigh*
I tried… Honestly I did – and I gave it a valiant effort. We pretty much did cloth until Izzy started eating solids and “rinsing” would be involved… Then it got to be too much.
You’ll have to forgive me – but when you’re running two businesses out of a household, still doing all the housework yourself, and you’ve got a teething 6 month old – rinsing poopy diapers isn’t high on your priority list. I kept trying, but the diaper laundry kept piling up…
Add to that the fact that we couldn’t find a cloth diaper that could survive baby’s overnight heavy wetting, we ended up using disposable while we were out because we were *always* gone too long to go without at least 2 diaper changes, and you end up with one cloth diaper depressed momma.
Don’t get me wrong though – I *loved* cloth.
For that 6 month period when we spent a lot of time at home, her poop didn’t need to be rinsed, and my life wasn’t too hectic to even be able to wash my socks let alone a load of diapers, those cloth diapers were a lifesaver.
And I have to admit, with all of my hand-me down diapers, prefolds, fitteds, and everything – there were two stand-out components of my stash. ComfyRumps (of course, they’re the bomb!) and – Kawaii Diaper Covers.
Everyone swears by her AIOs as well, though I can’t comment because I haven’t tried them yet. I do have one upstairs for a giveaway though (more about that later!)
As for the review… 4.5 stars!
It would have been a full 5, but there were a couple minor probs (although they were probably completely my fault…)
First, there was some wicking of the trim around the legs – I ended up with a few wet outfits from that, but mostly PJs as that was an overnight diaper problem (when the insert was just too wet, sometimes the trim wicked moisture through the covers.)
And second, after heavy use for 6 months I started to notice some slight fraying on the trim around the legs. And by slight, I mean I wouldn’t have even noticed if I hadn’t been looking closely. And I’d been washing the covers with aplix fitted diapers that don’t have wash tabs – in other words, they’d gone through dozens of loads of laundry with a bunch of unprotected velcro, and some slight fraying is the *only* thing I noticed.
Basically, writing this about these covers is almost enough to make me want to try again. Use these covers, my AIOs, double up on inserts and try Bummi’s liners to deal with the “no rinsing” issue.
Yes, these covers make me want to try again.
I’ll probably still use our seventh generation disposables for overnight, at least for awhile. They aren’t that expensive, they’re completely chlorine and petroleum product free, and they make me feel good because I’m supporting a company that is trying to make a difference (not just Seventh Gen, but the store we purchase them from as well. It is a small, independent local shop that sells all things organic and earth friendly, run by an awesome lady. If you’re ever in Chilliwack, BC Canada, visit All Things Being Eco!)
So all in all, I’d wholeheartedly recommend Kawaii Diaper Covers. And if you’re up for it, maybe you could WIN one of their AIO diapers!
How? Well, there are a few ways to get an entry…
*Required : Visit the Kawaii Diapers website, and post what your favourite item is in the comments below.
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Number 5 is on the honour system, I’m trusting you guys! Post for each entry in the comments below and a random number generator will select the winner next Thursday! Good luck!