Cloth Diapers: Muttaqin Baby Review

Muttaqin baby cloth diaper on medium setting

Muttaqin baby cloth diaper on medium setting

I’d been hearing good things about the Muttaqin Baby cloth diaper for some time, so I finally took the time to order one for review. I was pleasantly surprised to see how good the prices were for a handmade bamboo diaper. No, they are not cheap, but they are a good price for the quality.

I ordered a Muttaqin Baby 3SR (three step rise) one size diaper in a pretty blue Hawaii print with soft blue inner since we are already inundated with girly prints and I am trying to build up at least some stash that will work if we have a boy someday (keep your fingers crossed for us! we are struggling with fertility issues again).

What soft, squishy diapering fluffiness! These diapers are very trim fitting and very soft. I just got word that Michelle, the WAHM behind Muttaqin Baby diapers, has added two more layers of absorbency to all her diapers. This is really good news since my only complaint about this diaper is that it is simply not absorbent enough for my little girl. With the new layering, they should be great for day time use for most babies.

The 3SR or three step rise adjustment allows you to fold the diaper down to fit from newborn to toddler. The trim fit means these should fit very nicely even on a tiny baby. Since they are stretchy they should fit well beyond the 20 pounds my little girl is now. We do have a lot of trouble getting most diapers to fit her well since she is long and skinny. I was delighted to see that the Muttaqin Baby 3SR fits her very nicely with plenty of room to grow. She is getting too tall for many diapers in medium, but is not heavy enough for a medium. With the Muttaqin, she is solidly on a medium setting.

The print did fade some with several washings, but dark prints are going to fade with the heavy washing that cloth diapers get. Overall, Iike this diaper. I wish I had tried it with the new absorbency, but I would have no problem recommending these diapers. These cloth diapers, some overnight doublers, and some wool covers would make a really easy to use stash that should last from birth to potty for an average size baby.

You can check out all the cute prints at www.muttaqinbaby.com. Hurry though, these reasonably priced diapers are on sale until September 30.

Dont forget coupon code buy3get1free for 1 free diaper with the purchase of 3 (that equals out to 25% off!)


WeeHuggers Bamboo Diaper Review

WeeHuggers all in one

WeeHuggers all in one

WeeHuggers bamboo diapers are made with super soft bamboo inside and out. They are available in an all in one style as well as a diaper cover. Lisa, the WeeHugg founder, sent us a gorgeous all in one to review.

This is a very, very trim diaper that is still very-absorbent. As you can see on my tester, it fits snugly without any added bulk. It fits nicely under clothing and is as close to a disposable in fit as any diaper I have seen.

I always have my little tester wear a diaper several times before I write a review so I can see how it performs under various conditions and how it holds up to washing. I am happy to report that the WeeHugger all in one holds up beautifully in the washer and dryer. This is the first diaper I have seen using the new bamboo PUL, so I was curious whether the PUL would wrinkle or separate in the wash. It has stayed smooth and waterproof despite my hot wash and hot dryer treatments.

WeeHuggers are advertised as a daytime diaper, so I also wanted to test how long the outer fabric would stay dry. Like any other natural fiber PUL (cotton prints, cotton knits, etc.) the outer fabric will wick moisture if the diaper is very wet. I first tried it for a 4 hour block of time that included a good long nap (yes, my little girl does nap from time to time!). As I expected, the outer part of the PUL did wick and was pretty damp after 4 hours. So, I tried it again with a Little for Now hemp diaper doubler. This time the outer part of the diaper stayed dry. When we used it for normal daytime use (no nap that day!) she stayed dry for over two hours.

The WeeHuggers diapers are designed with tiny mitten like Velcro-like closures that look like hugging hands around your child’s waist. When I first saw them, I was worried that the two layers of hook and loop tape would come apart in the wash. After 6 washes they are still tightly sealed together. Most hook and loop diapers tend to roll in at the waist on my skinny little tester, but this one rolled less than most.

Drying time was surprisingly short for an all in one. The WeeHuggers are designed with a flap style soaker made from bamboo/organic cotton french terry. All of the fabrics are bleached with peroxide instead of chlorine, so they are environmentally friendly. Another bonus – the WeeHuggers are made in America.

If you are looking for a very trim, environmentally-friendly diaper, the WeeHuggers all in one is an economical and adorable option. They will work best for daytimes and frequent changing, but with a doubler they do last longer.  I really like this diaper and it is fun to use. You can learn more about WeeHuggers at http://www.weehuggers.com.


Bamboo Diapers from Drybees Gone Natural

Drybees Gone Natural bamboo diapers have been eagerly awaited. The just arrived and they are

Drybees Gone Natural Bamboo Diaper

Drybees Gone Natural Bamboo Diaper

causing quite a flurry of activity! These soft, bamboo velour diapers are available in two sizes. The small size is supposed to fit 5-15 pounds and the larger size is supposed to fit 12-36 pounds. Our little tester tried a size 2 (larger size) Drybees Gone Natural. I think this diaper would have easily fit her at about 8 pounds.

She is 12 pounds now and is wearing it on the medium rise setting with plenty of room to grow. The smaller size 1 bamboo diapers should fit well on a newborn of almost any size. They are definitely small enough to use on a 4-5 pound premie through about 12-15 pounds. I would have moved Eva up to a size 2 well before 15 pounds though, as the rise is just not long enough for her on the size 1 diaper.

The Drybees Gone Natural is the next generation of Drybees adjustable bamboo diapers and I much prefer it to the original. The first Drybees one size was soft and absorbent, but was too bulky for a little baby and the lay in soaker was too much trouble to keep track of. The new bamboo diapers have a trimmer fit and two attached soakers for fast drying time.

The inner soaker snaps in and is covered by the bamboo velour topped sewn-in top soaker. The whole diaper is made with an unbleached bamboo velour outer fabric and super-absorbent bamboo fleece inner layer. This is a very absorbent diaper!

These diapers are serged in a nice rainbow thread, so they add a bit of color while still maintaining the natural look and feel of bamboo.

Click to see more pictures of the Drybees bamboo diaper.