1.26.2010

Smartipants Diaper Review

Cloth diapers have become an obsession of mine. Every diaper is so different that you can't help but want to try them all! The folks over at Smartipants recently sent me one of their one size diapers to try out.

Fit: These diapers have a great fit. There are overlapping snaps on the wings for smaller babies, and the snaps are spaced out far enough that they prevent "wing droop". I like the elastic around the legs, it's not too tight unlike some other diapers I have tried, so no red marks! Elijah is almost 7 months old and about 22lbs. and wore the diaper on the second rise setting.


Performance: The diaper does it's job! One thing that could be better is the insert, I felt like it could be a bit more absorbent, a few more layers and it would be perfect. In order to wear this diaper overnight I would have to add an extra insert, but it was perfect during the day. We haven't had any problems with leaks and the fabric closes to baby wicks away moisture to keep them dry.




Ease of use: This is the perfect diaper to bring with you while you are out. Instead of stuffing the insert into the pocket, you slide it into the "sleeve". When you take the diaper off you throw it into the pail and the insert agitates itself out in the wash, leaving you with one less step than other pocket diapers! The outer layer is waterproof PUL, so no cover is needed. Just put the diaper on, then take it off when you're done. Easy peasy. The only thing that might be difficult for some are the snaps. I personally prefer snaps because they last longer than hook & loop, and you don't end up with a diaper chain when you wash them.



Value: These pocket diapers are economically priced and work just as well as the more expensive ones. You can buy a single diaper for $14.95 and it comes with one insert. They also sell 3-packs for $39.95. The more you buy, the more you save! You can also purchase a 10-pack of the smart sleeve inserts for $19.95. Smartipants have 3 different size settings and are made in the U.S, so you are getting a really good deal!


You can purchase Smartipants on their website.




Disclaimer: I did not receive payment in any form for this review.
I did receive a sample of the product or service for testing and review purposes. This will in no way sway my opinion of the product or service. The review is in my own words and is my own opinion. Your results and opinion may differ. 


5 comments:

Mommy Bee said...

That sleeve is a brilliant idea--I hate pulling inserts out of a poopy diaper. However I have a front loader (so minimal agitation) and I suspect it probably would not work itself out in my washer...just as a thought for anyone else reading this review.

I have a bunch of WAHM microfleece/PUL pockets, and they were fabulous for my first baby, but the second one his skin is irritated by the synthetic microfleece...so I always recommend trying a smaller number of a new type of diaper before committing to a full stash. :)

Jessica Lyn. said...

I have a front loader too! I was convinced that the insert wasn't going to come out, but it did!

And I agree that people should try a bunch of different kinds of diapers before committing!

Karen Bannan @ NaturalAsPossibleMom said...

I missed out on cloth diapering with both kids. (My youngest is 19-months and we're working on getting her trained, so it's not worth buying now.) My husband was very much opposed to using cloth. Sigh.

Anyway, wish I would have had one of these when my girls were born because they are very nice!

Love your site. Love your design!

Sarah J. said...

My son is such a heavy wetter, there is NO way I would consider putting him in a Smartipants for nap time let alone over night. We are very lucky if we can get 2 hours without a leak. This is disappointing because I love the fit!
I also love that I don't have to pull the insert. I've never had a problem with it not coming out in my front loader.

Debby said...

I just started carrying them in my store. I love them and I'm particular about diapers. But the microfiber insert didn't really cut it for us. I use them with my own bamboo/hemp fleece pocket stuffers and that works nicely.

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