Hey folks! Most of you know by now that I'm a big fan of cloth diapers and love trying out new ones. Being a small business owner myself, I also love being able to help promote other wahm and small businesses. So, I was excited to recently have the opportunity to review a cloth diaper from Backyard Baby on Etsy!
Etsy storefront. We received this one with black wild animals on a white background to review. Cute for a girl or boy, right? I thought she had a pretty good selection of boy, girl, and gender neutral prints.
Let's face it: Cloth diapers can be a bit pricy when you're first getting started with them. Backyard Baby's prices are very reasonable, however, at around $15 a pop. You could buy two Backyard Baby diapers for the price of one in some brands!
As far as functionality, I liked that it had extra hip snaps. I'm not used to having these on our other diapers, but I do feel like they help you get an even better fit on baby/toddler, especially if you have a "skinny" kid.
Now for the not so good stuff...I like to be completely honest in my reviews, but I still hate to say this: We haven't had much luck with this diaper so far. To be fair, though, I really am starting to wonder if it is just the design of the diaper not being compatible with my daughter's shape. (I have tried a similarly designed diaper in the past and had bad luck with it too. Plus I have heard from moms with way more kids and way more cloth diapering experience than me that even they have had one brand/type of diaper work great for one of their children and not others.)
Such a good little model. I told her to show me her belly so I could get a picture of the front. lol
The next time we tried it out during naptime, as I already mentioned, and we technically had no problems then. While it wasn't enough to get her pants wet, I noticed there was some wetness on the outside next to the leg gussets even though the inside was barely wet.
On a final note, I would suggest making the "stuffing hole" a bit wider if possible. I don't have big hands by any means, but I had some difficulty stuffing this diaper. But, maybe it's just because I'm not used to stuffing. :) I'm sure it doesn't help! lol
Backyard Baby's cloth diapers because that's really not my intention. Again, I hate having negative things to say, especially about a wahm business, but I am sharing with you my honest experience. Luckily, I think I may be a rare case judging by all of the positive reviews she has on her Etsy page! So, if you would like to try one of their diapers (or super cute training pants!) on your little one, be sure to click HERE to enter the $15 gift certificate giveaway! Stay up to date with Backyard Baby on Facebook.
Mixed Bag Mama was not compensated monetarily for this review. I did receive a product in order to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own and may differ from your own.