Recently, I was sent a package of 2 Sunbaby pocket diapers, Size 2. One for me to try out and review, and one to give away (yay!). The first thing I did when they came is, besides ripping the package open, was give them right to Gianna to get a super cute pic. We used the pink one on the right (My Little Melody), and are using the plaid one as our giveaway diaper. Sunbaby diapers are One Size, recommended for babies 7 to 35 pounds. Gianna is about 23 pounds right now.
I have heard wonderful things about Sunbaby diapers, but have never owned a new one. My first impressions were that they were cheap, and couldn't possibly be any good. While I was correct on the cheap aspect (12 diapers with 12 microfiber inserts= $5 each), I was wrong on their quality. The quality is much more than I could expect for the price.
First things first, I had to prep the diaper before I could put it on her. I didn't do anything fancy when prepping, but simply added them to my regular diaper laundry. A cold wash with no detergent, hot wash with Tide, then a final cold wash with no detergent. After that, I put them in the dryer on medium for 30 minutes, then high for 30 to seal the PUL on my diapers. Once it was washed and dried, we were ready to give it a try.
I wanted to get a picture of it before putting it on my daughter to show all of the great features about it. First off, the elastic is the perfect size- not too thin, not too thick. The hip snaps are fantastic. The sizing snaps make it fit just about any size baby. The microfiber insert, though it feels pretty thin, is actually a great absorbency size. It's not too bulky, not too thin. The inside of the diaper has what Sunbaby calls a "waterproof insert stopper". It prevents urine from wicking up and onto the belly. I wish these pictures showed just how soft the inside is. It's seriously one of the softest inners I've ever felt in a cloth diaper. It is made from micro fleece, and has a flap that covers the opening for the insert. The outside of this is made from PUL, so there is no need for a cover.
No matter how Gianna twisted and turned, the diaper stayed on her fantastically, and offered great coverage. Jumping, running, rolling on the floor, reaching up, bending down, dangling from my arms, etc. I loved how she was able to lay down with it, and not look like she was off the floor at all like with some of our bulkier diapers. Even on the tightest setting, no circulation was cut off in her legs. The elastic in the back didn't dig into her back, either.
The suggestion via their website is to change every 2 to 3 hours. I wanted to see just how long it would last before having a leak, though. After just two hours, Gianna decided it was time for a nap. I checked her out, and she didn't seem wet at all. The outside wasn't showing any signs of leaks, and the inside didn't even feel wet, so I left it on her. She decided to nap in her car seat, which would give me an idea of how well the diaper would hold up. We have a few that leak while she's in her car seat, but not while she's standing or laying in her bed. 5 hours after putting the diaper on, she woke up from her nap. No leaks, no wet spots at all. As a matter of fact, the only reason I changed her diaper was because she pooped. Which was another perfect way to test the diaper. We've had a few diapers where I thought it would hold everything in, but it turned out that it went right up her back. Not with our Sunbaby! It was perfectly contained. I was in diaper heaven with it's performance.
Overall, I'd have to say that this diaper far exceeded my expectations. I was excepting a cheap diaper that didn't hold up for more than one pee. However, after going twice as long as in our 'better' diapers, I was pleasantly surprised. These diapers are super affordable at about $5 per diaper/insert set. Unfortunately, you can't just buy one at a time. You have to buy a pack (12 diapers, 12 inserts. 12 diapers, 24 inserts. etc) but the more you buy, the cheaper they are. If you don't mind pocket diapers, then these are for you. They have a ton of cute prints for both boys and girls. The fit is adjustable to meet your baby's needs. At 23 pounds, we still have a lot of room for growth. I never snap the rise down on any of our OS diapers, but I'm sure I could get away with putting this on the medium setting. And my favorite thing about these diapers? The owner, Sun Pei, does not use child labor. She provides fair wages, and fair labor conditions! Read for yourself!
And now, without further ado, I give to you ... the diaper for the giveaway!
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