After cloth diapering for about a month, I realized that One Size diapers really weren’t meant to be worn from birth to potty training, no matter how trim the diaper was. When snapping a one size diaper to the smallest size, a lot of bulk is created in the material, plus the elastic around baby’s little legs isn’t enough to contain messes. Newborn diapers may only be worn for a few weeks, so some people opt out of the added expense and choose to use disposables until baby is ready for a one size diaper.
AppleCheeks has a simple solution to the one size diaper dilemma: 2-size diapers. 2-Size diapers are exactly what they sound like; size 1 fits babies from 7-20 lbs and size 2 fits from 18-40 lbs. By creating two sizes, you can fit a wider range of babies and still help out the environment by cloth diapering. The inner microfleece layer is soft against baby’s skin and you have a choice of bamboo or hemp inserts – depending on your preference.
My favorite feature of AppleCheeks diapers is the gathered elastic around the legs. this creates a custom but snug fit and prevents leaks from getting through. After cloth diapering with pocket diapers for a few weeks, I decided pockets weren’t for me because I didn’t like to pull out the soiled insert at each diaper change. AppleCheeks takes this step out, by creating a pocket large enough that the insert comes out on its own in the wash – GENIUS! Let’s not forget about their large array of colors and patterns to choose from – this is my favorite part of cloth diapering!
Overall I loved the AppleCheeks system and feel is it a smart cloth diapering solution from newborns to potty training. They solved the “one size” cloth diaper issue as well as the “unstuff the soiled diaper” issue. You can learn more about AppleCheeks by visiting their site, and connecting with them on Facebook and Twitter.
Disclosure: I received a complimentary sample to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own.