Monday, April 30, 2012

Baby Babü Cloth Diaper Review



When I was still pregnant and first planned to cloth diaper our baby, I decided to go with prefolds and diaper covers because they seemed like the most economical option.  I also became overwhelmed trying to figure out the differences between all-in-ones, pockets, all-in-twos, etc.  While I had some brands researched, the diapers I ended up buying were dictated by the discounts and deals I found.  I have been able to try a few pocket diapers when I found them for a great price (or won them!), but I still feel like I haven’t really had a chance to test even a fraction of the cloth diapers out there.  That’s why I was so excited to receive a one-size pocket cloth diaper from new cloth diaper company, Baby Babü.

the smallest setting
Fit: I tested this diaper on my daughter, Lucia, who is almost 5 months old and approximately 17 lbs.  This is actually the first one-size diaper that we’ve used with her, so I was a little nervous about how it might fit, but after trying a few different adjustments, I was able to find a setting that fit her perfectly. Baby Babü markets their diapers as fitting babies from 8 to 35 lbs., although by looking at the smallest settings, I’m not sure that it would have fit Lucia when she was a newborn (she was 8 lbs. at birth).  I do think it would easily fit a 10 lbs. baby. 

the largest setting
Materials: Baby Babü diapers are made of a PUL outer and micro fleece inner.  The first thing I noticed when I first received the diaper was how soft it was inside, much softer than any other diapers we have used.  The diaper I received has snaps, but Baby Babü also offers diapers with aplix.  If given the preference, I usually choose aplix but snaps are not a dealbreaker for me; on the other hand, my husband strongly dislikes snaps because he often pinches Lucia’s skin while trying to snap them.

Design: Baby Babü diapers are designed with openings on both sides of the pocket, which I think makes it easy to stuff the diapers.  This also ensures that the insert agitates out in the wash, so I don’t have to worry about messing my hands to pull it out during a diaper change.  There is also a small snap on one end of the inside of the pocket that connects with a snap on the insert, which is helpful for keeping the insert with the diaper (no more searching for an insert when I need a diaper now). 

notice the snap on the insert and the snap in the pocket
Functionality: This diaper has quickly become one of a select few diapers that David and I both reach for first after cloth diaper laundry is done.  We have had nothing but the best experiences with it so far, with no leaks.  In fact, the first time I put this diaper on Lucia she had a large bowel movement that might have blown out other diapers we own; in the Baby Babü diaper, it was completely contained and one of the easiest cleanups I’ve had (it didn’t drip out of the diaper onto the changing table once I opened the diaper).

Price: Although the prices vary slightly depending on the print (and there are some really cute ones), the average price is around $12 for a one-size pocket diaper.  Compared to prices for other pocket diapers that can top $25, I find this price to be very reasonable.  I don’t believe that the quality has been sacrificed in order to offer such a low price and I will definitely be interested in buying more of these if when Lucia needs more.

In addition to one-size pocket diapers, Baby Babü also offers one-size diaper covers, wet bags and inserts.  And for those families that don’t cloth diaper or who combine cloth and disposables, Baby Babü also carries biodegradable, hypoallergenic, chemical-free disposable diapers.  Look for my review of these soon as I will be using them on Lucia when we go to Chicago later this week.

Baby Babü is giving Catholic Newlywed readers the opportunity to win a one-size pocking cloth diaper once a month for a year (June 2012-May 2013).  Contests run the 1st - 8th of each month, so remember to keep checking back. You can find all the current giveaways on the right sidebar of the blog!



I was sent a Baby Babü cloth diaper in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% mine. See Disclosure Policy.


43 comments:

  1. Would love to try this!

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  2. I love the leg gussets... keeps everything in! These look like great diapers!

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  3. She is the cutest little thing :) I love that the insert snaps into the diaper!

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  4. I'm going to be honest with you, when looking at the yummy baby it's hard to read a review, but I did!  This sounds like a really great diaper.  I love the three rows of snaps all the way down!

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  5. I usually stick with all in one diapers but I would like to try this. I really like that the insert agitates out in the wash and you don't have to pull it out. Thanks for the review!

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  6. I like that it seems easy to stuff and unstuff. Issues I have with some other pocket dipes. 

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  7. Thanks for the review!  My baby girl just started fitting her one size diapers, too.  We have only tried a couple, but this one looks very "deluxe" compared to what we've tried, especially for a $12 diaper!

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  8. I am a big fan of leg gussets!  I wonder why more diapers don't have them?!

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  9. i love double gussets!

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  10. I have yet to try a pocket diaper, but the price on this one is amazing!

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  11. My favorite is the "
    WHO’S THIS? Owl Pocket Cloth Diaper"

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  12. I love that it has two pocket openings!

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  13. What a cute diaper! My favorite is the Money Diaper! Love the double guessets too!

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  14. I'm really looking forward to trying this out now - just purchased one yesterday via their pay only shipping deal. I keep hearing good things, and hope that they still are good nine months down the road.

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  15. They seem like a great diaper. I've been wanting to try a snap diaper because the velcro on the CD I have is wearing out. I will be careful when I use the snaps though!

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  16. It's always a plus when the insert agitates out for you!

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  17. Wow these diapers are so affordable I would love to try them :)

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  18. I haven't used a pocket diaper yet, but really want to give one a try. I'm definitely interested in this as it has the two openings so the insert can agitate out. That is such a great concept! 

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  19. would like to try this diaper! like that it has openings on each side for it to arigate!

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  20. I love the double gussets and that they are super affordable.  Some diapers that are basically the same run for almost double the price.

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  21. This looks like a great diaper to try ! It has made my " diapers to try " list for sure!!!!!!

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  22. looks like a great diaper! wonder how it compares to the GoGreen - it has the same features

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  23. I would love to try one of these diapers-they look so cute!

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  24. I would love to try one of these! They look like really good diapers and the price is great! 

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  25. Stacey TomasettiMay 9, 2012 at 11:46 AM

    I've been hearing a lot aobut these diapers and would love to try them. 

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  26. I love the contrasting snaps - makes them very cute!

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  27. Alanna ButterfieldMay 10, 2012 at 12:07 AM

    I have 3 of these diapers and absolutely love them!

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  28. thanks for the review!

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  29. Love the crossover tabs

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  30. These look really nice, and the inside sounds really soft!

    -Hannah Avery

    hannahavery85@yahoo.com

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  31. I love the names of the animal prints!  Ruff Ruff is my fav!

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  32. I wonder how these would fit on a newborn? I've been looking for an affordable pocket that would fit a tiny little one!

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  33. Elizabeth TeixeiraMay 11, 2012 at 6:03 PM

    Love how easily adjustable they are! 

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  34. These are so cute!  I really like the Brown Cow Fuzzy diaper!

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  35. Love that the pocket is open on both ends.  Sounds easier to stuff than the typical pocket diaper in my stash.

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  36. I love their ruff ruff design!

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  37. Ashley's BookshelfMay 11, 2012 at 10:49 PM

    I love the polka dot design!

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  38. I like that the pocket opens on both ends.

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  39. Cassandra WilliamsMay 12, 2012 at 6:33 PM

    Look great and are super affordable

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  40. JenniferlhoscheitMay 12, 2012 at 10:10 PM

    So cute!

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  41. I agree!  Cute indeed!

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  42. I love how the pocket opens on both ends to stuff.

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  43. I like that the pocket opens on both ends.

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