Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Lalabye Baby Cloth Diaper Review and Giveaway!

I love finding new diapers. I mean LOVE. I also love WAHMs. I also love bamboo. So this review is a shoe-in for me! I first found out about Lalabye Baby cloth diapers through the social Mecca know as Facebook. Melissa Huynh, the owner of Lalabye Baby is a local South Florida mom with a passion for cloth diapering. She started Lalabye Baby because she wanted to create a diaper that had fantastic fit, great absorbency, and a great price too! I received my little grey bamboo pocket last week, and upon opening the package, I was struck by how pretty this diaper is. The front has multi-color snaps giving the diaper a playful quality which I love! But the thing that really stood out for me was the inside if this diaper. It is a traditional pocket diaper that comes with two bamboo inserts that snap to one another, and then to the diaper. Now if you are not familiar with bamboo as diaper inserts, I beg you to get some to try. Bamboo is an amazing material that makes thirsty fabric which sucks up any moisture in sight and holds no stink (unlike microfiber). This stuff is incredible. Which is why I was so impressed with Melissa for choosing this particular type of insert for her diapers. Once the bamboo snaps to the diaper, you have the choice to tuck it inside the pocket so that your baby has the stay dry material against his skin (like a traditional pocket diaper), or you can keep the bamboo inserts on top of the diaper pocket, so that the baby has the natural fiber against his/her skin.

 This is particularly great for babies who have really really sensitive skin and do better with natural fibers. For my little guy, I used the inserts inside the pocket.  This diaper is so trim!  And the fit is absolutely amazing.  I was able to let the baby wear the diaper with his little pants and there was no bulky butt.  He was so comfortable wearing these.  They fit wonderfully around the legs, and they have my preferred (and easier) snap design with one snap on the outside front to prevent wing droop, and two rows of snaps on the very front of the diaper.  We washed the inserts three times, which is not really a complete prep for bamboo, but we had no leaks whatsoever. Horray! The little guy was happy and comfortable! Overall, I was beyond impressed with this diaper, especially with it's great design and great price!  At $14.95, this is one of the best fitting diapers I've tried in this price range.  But beyond the diaper itself, I am happy that cloth diapering is starting to come to light in South Florida.  This is thanks to a lot of women who like Melissa, have a passion for innovation and education.What a wonderful way to impact your community, family, and the environment.  Want to try a Lalabye Baby cloth diaper for yourself?  Enter our Green Christmas Gift Giveaway Hop starting November 28th!

Photo Credit: Maggie Rashwan


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  2. I would love to receive cloth diaper-safe, enviro-safe laundry detergent that thoroughly cleans our clothes and diapers without leading to ammonia smells. That's one of the things I want as a "Green Christmas" gift.

  3. giveaway not linked to the review...go here to enter

  4. Is this a diaper you can reuse the shell with. I'm interested in getting into cloth diapering and reusing the shell and changing the insert sounds most appealing to me. I can't seem to make sense of all the reviews I've read on all the different sites though.

    1. No, this is a pocket, one use system. Even though you can technically lay the inserts on top of the pocket, I would not recommend changing the inserts and reusing the shell because it does have the suede top. What you want to use in order to replace the inserts is a flip cover or thirsties and inserts http://www.greenpathbaby.com/hybrid-diapers/

  5. When the diapers leak, they do it in one of two ways which allows you to troubleshoot a bit. When my baby was small, they'd leak around the thighs. Every time I put the diaper on, I'd slide a finger along the thigh and make sure the elastic was snug, no gaps. This helped a lot.