It has been a while since I posted about cloth diapers, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t still been loving our cloth diapering experience. We’ve now been able to try various types, brands, materials, etc. and I have many favorites among my stash. I want to tell you about one of my new favorites today.
Released October 1st, Incredibum is one of the newest cloth diapers out on the market, and it just happens to be the diaper I’ve been looking for.
I prefer using natural fiber inserts in Little Brother’s diapers and have long since switched out all his microfiber inserts for the hemp ones I had on hand. Ever since an unfortunate washing machine incident (a psychotic washing machine–not my own–ate about 1/3 of my inserts and left holes in many others), my hemp inserts have been going downhill. Rather than just go back to microfiber which is prone to stink in hardwater conditions I have been looking for a good bamboo diaper.
Bamboo is naturally antibacterial, very strong, very absorbent, and grows extremely fast (i.e., it is sustainable). Naturally, we were very excited to have the opportunity to try Incredibum!
Let me first say that this is the trimmest diaper we own! I’m a huge fan of trim. Ironically, not only is it trim, but it is also incredibly soft (fluffy).
Okay, I just had to get that out first. Now, on to a description of the diaper. The snap structure is unlike anything I’ve seen before. There are the standard hip snap, but the front tabs are long and have 3 sets of snaps to snap across the tummy. This means 1) you likely won’t have much of a problem with wing droop, 2) you’ll have more snaps to snap (not a + if you have a squirmy baby, or a dad who is still trying to figure out the whole cloth diaper thing). Neither of these were a problem for us.
At 20 months, Little Brother is starting to potty train himself so we didn’t get a chance to test the full ability of this diaper to absorb. One day he wore this diaper for 3+ hours and didn’t even come close to soaking it.
The fit is excellent.
The Incredibum inserts are made with a set of 2 snaps at each end of the insert. You snap the insert in place so that it doesn’t move around and get bunched up as your child gets older and more mobile. The diaper also comes with an additional newborn insert that can later be used as a doubler. The snaps are designed so that you can snap the soaker in the front giving little boys the extra coverage they need, or it can be snapped in the back giving extra coverage in the middle of the diaper for little girls.
There is not fleece lining on top of the insert (something Little Brother is used to) but he doesn’t seem to mind. The insert is a terry feel so it is rather soft. The diaper itself is lined with microfleece so this helps keep the rest of his skin dry.
There is only one thing that I don’t absolutely love about this diaper. There is elastic on both the front and back of the waist. The elastic on the front causes the diaper to fold in a little bit. This hasn’t caused any problems with leaking or anything. It is just aesthetic.
I was also sent a couple of their bum-boo cloth wipes and a wet bag to try. I will be buying more of the cloth wipes. LOVED them. They are large, extremely soft, retain their softness, and they clean more efficiently than any of my other cloth wipes. That makes for a happier mom and happier baby.
We haven’t really used the wetbag much because I’m not a big fan of the drawstring style. I find it too cumbersome when dealing with a messy diaper or a diaper with multiple parts. If you are a fan of the drawstring closure then you’ll love this bag. It is fully reversible. The waterproofing is on the inside, sandwiched in between a bright layer of green on one side and a layer of yellow on the other.
Overall we love the new Incredibum diapers and wipes! I would highly recommend them to anyone.
You can purchase any of the Incredibum line from SandboxLane.com. Right now you can get 15% off all Incredibum cloth diapers and accessories with coupon code: rafflecopter!
Disclosure: I was sent the above-mentioned products, at no cost to myself, in order to facilitate a review. All opinions expressed are honest and are entirely my own.