When looking for a cloth diaper store to purchase from there are a few things I look for.
- I like smaller, family/mom run stores. I simply feel like I’m supporting someone who is in a similar position as myself.
- Variety. Even though I don’t use every type of cloth diaper out there (fitted, pocket, wool, prefolds with covers, etc.) I still like to see that a store carries a good variety. It shows me that they care about the different diapering needs and styles of cloth diapering families.
- Shipping costs. Unless I’m feeling spendy–I usually only order from sites with shipping costs of $6 or less. Free shipping is wonderful, but it is important to note that most small business owners cannot afford to foot our shipping costs.
Happily Homegrown meets all three of my requirements! Happily Homegrown was started in 2010 by mom of 5, Amy.
Here is a bit more from Amy about her shop:
After cloth diapering our own four (soon to be five) children I found that while I loved cloth diapers I did not always like shopping for them. I ended up buying a variety of products that while came heavily recommended by the sites that sold them, were just not the best available quality. It was hard to navigate all of the products and types of diapers out there.
We decided we wanted to run a business that focused on high quality, eco friendly products with great customer service. Unlike some of the stores you find online selling diapers we are not a manufacturer. I am a mom. These are products that held up to my own use.
In addition to diapers, Happily Homegrown has a variety of items for mom, child, and baby. Happily Homegrown offers classics like Aden and Anais Swaddle blankets, as well some products I’d never heard of before like the Cuppow.
Happily Homegrown sent me a Peachy Green Sprout Up AI2 diaper with a Peachy Green bamboo insert to review. I was originally drawn to Peachy Green Diapers for their trim look, cute prints, and (my new latest diapering obsession) bamboo. I got the There Be Dragons print. Isn’t it cute?! I’m picky, and it isn’t often I find a boy print that I love.
Here are some of the specs for the shell and insert:
- Amazingly trim – stretches to fit a wide range of babies
- Fastens at the side for a smooth belly
- Gentle elastic works for chubby or lean thighs
- Fits 8 – 35+ pounds with 3 rise settings and 5 waist/leg settings
- Soft microfleece against baby’s skin, not snaps
- Re-use the shell multiple times with one-size snap-in soakers
- 100% bamboo / organic cotton fleece soaker absorbs fast
- •Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified free of any known harmful substances; the strictest standard for infant products
- Quick dry – soaker layers separate in the wash
- Soft even when line dried
- One-size with 3 length adjustments
I haven’t been disappointed with quality, trimness, or absorbency. Peachy Green diapers are handmade in the USA. All the materials used to construct this diaper are very high quality. I can see this diaper lasting a long time.
Little Brother is daytime potty trained, and he’s generally not a heavy wetter at naptime, but he does occasionally manage to leak out of the top of his diapers. There are 2 reasons for this. 1) He’s a tummy sleeper. 2) He is 35 lbs. and at the top of the weight range for most diapers.
Before I delve into that though, let’s take a look at the fit:
Indeed, he is at the top of the weight range for the Peachy Green Sprout Up, too. He is on the 2nd to last waist snap on each side and the last thigh snap on each side. Never once, however, has he leaked out of his Peachy Green diaper. And you can see that the rise is pretty low on him!
The reason for the lack of leaks is the bamboo/cotton insert. I really like the design of the insert. The 70% bamboo/30% cotton insert is long and fairly narrow, but due to the absorbency of bamboo, even when Little Brother has had a significant naptime pee, the insert rarely leaves the cover noticeably damp.
In the picture, the insert is flipped over so that you can see the adjustable snap settings that correspond with the diaper snap down size settings. The Snaps don’t go against baby’s skin. The long insert also allows you to customize the absorbency in certain areas for heavy wetters.
My overall opinion:
The Peachy Green Sprout Up diaper worked very well for my 2 1/2 year old! It is very well made, comfortable, absorbent, and is Little Brother’s new favorite diaper (he picks out his diapers for nap and night time). I am not confident that this would fit a baby a small as 8 lbs, however. When the diaper is snapped all the way down to the smallest setting it is still bigger than most of our other One Size diapers. If you have a short chubby 8lb-er it might work.
The older release Peachy Green Sprout Up diaper prints (like the one I received) can be purchased from Happily Homegrown for $17.00. Regular price is $19.95. They don’t come with an insert, but you can add them on for $8.99 for one or $17.95 for 2.
This may sound a little pricey, but here is what you’re getting: You are getting a handmade in the USA diaper made from the highest quality materials. You’re getting an anti-microbial bamboo insert (which are always going to be more expensive than other inserts) that you can use from birth to potty training.
Are they worth the price?
Frugal me would have to say, YES!