If you've been with us awhile, you've seen the company name ecoAble about half a dozen times. After reviewing several of their cloth diaper products, I am convinced they are my favorite cloth diaper company. Doing these reviews I have been able to try many different styles (In many different adorable prints!) and seen what worked for our family.
In this installment, I will be showcasing their Stay Dry Night Fitted Hemp & Charcoal Bamboo diaper.
These fitted diapers are all cloth, meaning there is no PUL (waterproof liner). Therefore they are meant to be used with a diaper cover.
This system comes with an incredibly soft outer shell – seriously I was rubbing it on my face when it arrived, along with a long hemp/cotton snap in and a stay dry charcoal bamboo snap in insert.
I have only used these types of fitted diapers when she was a newborn. They are typically soft and fluffy, and in my past experience, beyond adorable. I was always sad when I'd have to put a cover over a beautiful print I picked out.
However ecoAble's fitted diapers are very plain – thought still insanely soft! Visually, they make me think of what cloth diapers were 'back in the day' based on what my mom has told me. When my daughter was a newborn I was able to get away without a cover. I suppose there is a bit of a volume different in the overnight pee of a 4 month old an a 18m old, however. I tested the theory and sure enough it did leak through by morning – even with both inserts.
So the next time this diaper resurfaced on my rotation, I went ahead and used the ecoAble cover I had reviewed previously. It was pretty hilarious how LARGE her rump was with all of this fluff!
For comic relief, I'll tell the honest struggle in true parenting fashion...After securing on the fitted, with both inserts, and added the cover, she promptly filled the inside with foul smelling substances...in less than five minutes. Once again, I had to wait for a cleaning to see it through an over night. I will say that the infraction sprayed from the diaper with much ease, which is always nice!
Once we finally managed to get her into the bed with the diaper, we were able to see how well it did. Sure enough, come morning, it was still holding it all in with no leakage!
We have since used it a handful of times. I prefer it without the long insert simply because of how big it makes everything. I'm afraid it would hurt her back by lifting it from the bed – I also imagine that's likely my overthinking.
Luckily she isn't a big wetter though. I could see needing all the pieces parts if she had a bigger bladder, or in the future when she's older.
I also feel obligated to say that for the first time, there was a cosmetic issue involving the stitching that I haven't had before in previous ecoAble diapers. Granted, this is a different material than anything of theirs I've had the pleasure of owning. All three pieces had an imperfection around a sew lines closing. It doesn't impact the usage at al,l but I do wonder how it may effect the longevity of the diaper.
ecoAble's sells these diapers in packs of 1 ($18.50), 2 ($35.99) and 4 ($69.99) with waterproof diaper covers sold separately. They are One size, with the customization snaps to adjust it for what's best for children between 10-35lbs.
If you'd like to try ecoAble's Stay-Dry Night Fitted Hemp & Charcoal Diaper, they're allowing us to give one away to one of our US readers! Read on to see how you can enter to win!
This giveaway is open to US RESIDENTS ONLY and will end just before midnight ET on 4-6.
The winner will be notified by email within 24 hours after the end of the giveaway. In order to claim the giveaway prize, the winner will need to respond within 24 hours of notification, or an alternate winner will be selected.
Once the winner has responded and confirmed, their first name will be posted on our Giveaways page.