Prestons Pants Diaper Review

Prestons Pants Pocket Diaper Review

Prestons Pants is owned by a sweet woman named Colleen. Her pocket diapers have been popular for several years, and I bought one to give them a try. The diaper I chose had a cute frog print. One of the wonderful things about Colleen’s diapers is the wide range of prints available in both cotton and polyester PUL. When I purchased the diaper, I did not tell Colleen about my reviews or tell her that this was a diaper for review since I wanted to be sure I got the same quality diaper as anyone else would get.

I really liked the design and features of this sized cloth diaper. Unfortunately, I chose the wrong size for my baby so we did not get as nice a fit as I had hoped. This was totally my error, I should have measured first! I chose a special size instead of the large I should have chosen. So, while we got some use out of this diaper, my daughter outgrew it prematurely since she is not built that slim.

One thing we loved about this diaper is the gentle leg elastic. The fit is so precise that there is no bulky gathered area at the legs as on most cloth diapers. The fit is really trim and very adjustable. One size diapers are all the rage now and Preston’s Pants offers what looks like a great one size diaper. However, we love the sized diapers. No one size diaper fits quite as trimly and nicely as a good sized diaper. Even if your stash consists mainly of one size diapers, it is a good idea to have some sized diapers as well. There are times when you’ll just want a great fit with no fuss – such as under baby jeans.

The inner lining on our diaper is super soft microfleece. I like microfleece lined pockets since they are stretchy and easy to stuff. The high quality fleece held up well to washing too.

The construction is absolutely perfect. While some WAHM diapers are not made well, the Preston’s Pants are sewn with precision. The snaps are durable and set with great care and accuracy. Each wing tab has 3 snaps, so there is no wing droop. Best of all, it would take one tough toddler to get this diaper off without help.

If you are looking for a trim-fitting sized pocket diaper in unique prints and styles, check out Preston’s Pants.


BumGenius One Size

BumGenius 4.0 One Size Diaper Review

BumGenius 4.0 Review

BumGenius 4.0

BumGenius 4.0 one size diapers are a vast improvement over the BumGenius 3.0. I’ll admit it, I just did not like the 3.0 very much. The hook and loop was not very good and the laundry tabs would not stay shut. So, our 3.0 started looking pretty beat up very quickly. My biggest complaint about it was that at about 15 months – my daughter was too big for a diaper that was supposed to last another 10-15 pounds. I am happy to say that the BumGenius 4.0 sizing is much, much better.

At 2 1/2 years, my daughter is in the 90th percentile for height and she weighs about 30 pounds. Her genes are apparently part kangaroo – since she prefers to hop, jump, skip and run rather than walk – even if it is just across the room. She has powerful little legs to go along with her battery-powered personality. This has made it tough lately to find diapers that fit her well. The BumGenius 4.0 one size we have is the new snap version and it is sized perfectly to fit her. There is still an extra snap on each side, so she can grow a bit more before the weather warms up and Mommy puts her in Potty Training Bootcamp. The rise is also much better, and she has a bit of growing room there as well.

What about smaller babies? I tried the 4.0 on my skinny newborn nephew and the fit was very good. A tad bulky, but all one size diapers have some bulk on a scrawny newborn. He was 9 pounds, but thin as you can see in the picture.

The snaps are a great improvement. Although Cottonbabies (makers of BumGenius, Flip and Econobum) says they are using all new hook and loop that is made specially for them, I am so happy with snaps that I have not bothered to try the hook and loop. Apparently my customers agree, since the snaps outsell hook and loop by at least 3 to 1.

The most common complaint about diapers wearing out is that the elastic goes bad before the diapers do. We have never personally had this problem with any of our diapers, I do hear about it from others. While some companies simply use inferior elastic, even good quality elastic can go bad prematurely. One size diapers are at particular risk since they are used for such a long period of time.

Clover diapers started offering replacable elastic on their diapers several years ago and now some of the biggest names in cloth diapering are doing the same. FuzziBunz, BumGenius and Happy Heinys one size diapers are all available with easily replaced elastic now. The BumGenius 4.0 elastic is simply tacked in at the ends, so you can clip it and thread new elastic in if needed. Replacing elastic in pocket diapers used to be a real pain and required a fairly talented seamstress. The new style BumGenius elastic is so easy to replace that even the most newly-minted seamstress could pull it off.

The one thing I still don’t like about BumGenius 4.0 one size diapers is the way the pocket opening works. The covered slit opening allows poop to get up under the flap – making it potentially really gross to get the insert out. A couple of times I have washed the diaper with the insert still in it just to get it clean enough to take the insert out before rewashing it.

Oh, and did I mention the colors and prints? BumGenius 4.0 one size diapers are now available in 9 colors and 5 prints. The prints are limited edition, so there will surely be more coming at some future date.

Overall, I would recommend the BumGenius 4.0 one size diaper. I’d give it 8 stars though. If you just want a diaper you know will work, this is a good choice. It is reliable, the overall quality is great, and they are reasonably priced. The sizing is good, and you know you will be able to use it for most babies from birth to potty. I took off one star because I hate the pocket opening, and one star because they are sometimes made in Egypt.

You can see BumGenius 4.0 one size diapers at One Lucky Mama.


Baby Kanga One Size Review

Baby Kanga one size diapers ave a unique pocket opening – and it is a great idea. The pocket is located on the outside of the diaper. It has a zippered closure, so there is no chance of a messy diaper interfering with removing the insert. I held off trying these for a long time, since the pictures I saw online weren’t very clear about the zipper. I was not sure how this idea would work or if it was such a good plan. I finally ordered some and I am really glad I did.

Baby Kanga One Size

Baby Kanga One Size

This is one of my favorite diapers. It is easy to use, the sizing is perfect, and the quality is wonderful. We’ve been using our Baby Kanga one size diaper for more than a year and it is still in great shape. More importantly, it still fits my rapidly growing 2 year old. She is in size 3T clothes – so she has outgrown a lot of brands of one size diapers. This is one of the diapers I reach for first when the diapers are all clean.

Stuffing the Baby Kanga one size is easy. The zippered pocket gives plenty of room to get the insert in, and there is no chance of it shifting around after it is in place. The zipper pull is acutally made from ribbon – so there is no little pokey part like you’ll find on other zippers. The covered nylon zipper is located on the front of the diaper, near the waist snaps. It is cleverly concealed in the seam so it is only noticable if you look for it. Inside the pocket is a PUL flap to make sure that the insert does not wick onto the zipper and cause leaks.

The leg elastic is just right, not too stretchy or stiff. It does a fine job of containing messes. The inner lining is microfleece and since there is no pocket opening inside to worry about, cleaning messes off is a breeze. If you need to rinse the diaper with a cloth diaper sprayer – just remove the insert from the outside of the diaper. Simple as can  be!

The waist snaps are spaced for easy adjustments, and they cross-over for tiny newborn waists. The rise adjustment snaps are well-placed so the sizes work well as your baby grows – giving you three sizes in one diaper. The rise is long enough that we still get a nice under the belly-button fit even at 30 pounds and 37 inches tall. The PUL (waterproof outer layer) is stretchy so there is a bit more give and growing room in the Baby Kanga one size diaper. The Baby Kanga is also made in Canada – which is nice. So many companies are going to China for production now, I love promoting any company that keeps jobs in North America where workers are treated fairly and wages are decent.

Baby Kanga inserts are optional for retailers, so you may find that various retailers have different insert options. Most opt for a one size hemp insert. Hemp is incredibly absorbent, so I like this option. If you buy Baby Kangas from Little for Now cloth diapers they will come with a one size hemp insert.

This is definitely a diaper I would recommend. The price is a bit higher than other one size diapers, but the quality and convenience are well worth the small extra cost. The hemp insert also makes it worth the extra price since you’ll be getting improved absorbency along with a great diaper. Try a Baby Kanga one size today!