What a busy December! It’s been a while since my last blog post here. I’ve gone on some more online shopping mostly for my LO! It’s her 8th month of life today, and to celebrate I’m finally publishing what I’ve been trying to post for ages: MY CLOTH DIAPER COLLECTION!

Pile of Cloth Diapers and Baby Stuff

I’ve been obsessed with cloth diapers ever since my first trimester, and I started building my stash sometime during my 2nd. I’m just the curious type who likes to try different brands, what can I say. Here’s my rundown of the different cloth diapers my little one has been using on a regular basis–I’m including a bit of feedback for those interested in these brands.

Smart Babies Fitted Diapers

Smart Babies Fitted Diapers

Smart Babies fitted diapers (Sale price php330 for 6 pieces)

WHAT I DON’T LIKE:

  • Water just passes through it when I first tested.
  • Very flimsy gauze material.
  • Velcro curl up and has sharp edges.

WHAT I LIKE:

  • SUPER PRESKO TIME!
  • Side gussets rock! And there’s thin sponge-y middle core.
  • Makes adding lampin or soakers easy.

Cat in the Hat Naughty Baby Naughty Baby Microfleece Inner

Naughty Baby pocket diapers (php580 for 3 sets)

WHAT I DON’T LIKE:

  • Two of the three diapers have pilling issues. The microsuede inner has bee pilling since the first day we actually washed them.

WHAT I LIKE:

  • SCORED THESE WITH HEMP INSERTS! By default, these PUL diapers usually come with microfiber inserts (but since finding out that microfiber can have absorbency issues overtime, I wasn’t too keen on getting them). The Shopee seller I got these from was nice enough to let me get her 3-layer hemp inserts (far superior absorbency) for them!!!
  • Love, love, love the neutral prints, including the Cat in the Hat one.

BumGenius Flip (php500 for 1 piece)

WHAT I DON’T LIKE:

  • None

WHAT I LIKE:

  • Easy to use– just put your soaker/lampin inside the cover and snap the buttons.
  • Super light weight and quick-drying!

BumGenius pocket diaper (php750 for 1 set)

WHAT I DON’T LIKE:

  • Stuffing it can be a little difficult.
  • Probably not a good choice for daytime since the fabric feels like it’s non-breathable.
  • Elastics can be a little tight around my chunky LO

WHAT I LIKE:

  • Easy to use– just put your soaker/lampin inside the pocket and snap the buttons.
  • Quick-drying
  • The inner fabric is pretty sturdy. No pilling!
  • Comes with microfiber inserts with snaps so you can adjust the length according to fit.

Squishy Darling Fitted

Squishy Darling fitted diaper (php2000 for 3 sets)

WHAT I DON’T LIKE:

  • Can get a little worn over time.
  • Soakers did not come with snaps even though the actual shells had them for the soakers to snap onto! I had to attach the male snaps on my own.

WHAT I LIKE:

  • The bamboo cotton fabric was soooo soft for the first 5 months of use!
  • Super absorbent presko nappies

Quigle Bum pocket diaper (php160 for 1 shell)

WHAT I DON’T LIKE:

  • Inner fabric is super pilly after just several washes.
  • No free insert

WHAT I LIKE:

  • It’s PUL.

Tiny Bum pocket diaper (php 230 for 1 set)

WHAT I DON’T LIKE:

  • The unusual snap design can be tricky.

WHAT I LIKE:

  • Came with an absorbentĀ cotton fleece and cotton terry trifold.
  • Not as pilly, so the microsuede can be used to maintain LO’s dryness.
  • Nice trim fit.
  • PUL works.

Alva pocket diaper (php120 for 1 shell only)

WHAT I DON’T LIKE:

  • A little too expensive for something with no free microfiber insert.
  • No free insert.

WHAT I LIKE:

  • Microsuede inner is super pilly! Probably the piliest of all the five pilly PULs I got.

**So after some time, my baby grew bigger and heavier in my tummy and I got more into cloth diapers. I joined FB groups, did a few research and decided to jump on the WAHM-made fitteds bandwagon.**

Rock Baby Pocket with Moimoln outer and SSCV inner

Rock Baby Pocket with Moimoln outer and SSCV inner

RockBaby hybrid fitted (php520 for 1 shell only)

WHAT I DON’T LIKE:

  • Customer service is a little atrocious, since when I found out my address was not written correctly on the packing slip, I raised the issue with the owner who claimed she wrote it correctly. I had to fix it on my own by calling the courier’s customer service.
  • When I did receive my order, actual rabid fans attacked me, with a few berating me and telling me if I got my parcel anyway I shouldn’t be complaining.

WHAT I LIKE:

  • The “super soft cotton velour” wasn’t that soft at the beginning but surprisingly grew softer over time.
  • Roomy pocket lets me stuff more abrobent (and thicker) inserts.

RockBaby pocket diaper (php650 for 1 set)

WHAT I DON’T LIKE:

  • I got the wrong print. I should have known better than to trust this seller (SHAME ON ME!)

WHAT I LIKE:

  • It’s PUL.
  • Cotton velour inner doesn’t pill.
  • Nice print nonetheless.
  • Came with a bulky trifold and a booster with an hourglass shape–both work great, but can make the nappy look bulky.
Butt Talks Pocket HF

Butt Talks Pocket HF

Butt Talks hybrid fitted pocket (php1100 for 1 piece)

WHAT I DON’T LIKE:

  • The fit around the waist could be better.

WHAT I LIKE:

  • Super pretty print! I <3 the mint green color and the aquatic design.
  • Thin, sturdy material
  • Quicky-drying!
  • Really nice around my LO’s thighs.

Butt Talks Hybrid Fitted

Butt Talks hybrid fitted (with upgraded snap-on soakers – php1140 for 1 piece)

WHAT I DON’T LIKE:

  • The fit around the waist could be better.

WHAT I LIKE:

  • Print is prettier in person! Just a bunch of circles in rainbow colors.
  • The upgraded soaker comes with a waterproof backing!

Little Emily hybrid fitteds (php840 for 2 pieces)

WHAT I DON’T LIKE:

  • Not as absorbent as I hoped.
  • Runs a little too small.
  • Microfiber top burns quickly when we ironed the soaker.

WHAT I LIKE:

  • Quick and easy purchase online (I used PayPal).

Weehugs hybrid fitteds (on sale php500 for 3 pieces)

WHAT I DON’T LIKE:

  • Runs a little small.
  • Waist flaps curl. Bamboo cotton velour can be too flimsy.

WHAT I LIKE:

  • Quick and easy purchase online (Seller is easy to talk to).
  • Bamboo cotton velour is super soft!
  • Comes with snap-on soaker and AWJ-topped booster!
Nip Nappies Poche and Bed Pad in Peter Pan Prints

Nip Nappies Poche and Bed Pad in Peter Pan Prints

NipNappies Poche hybrid fitted (php500 for 1 piece)

WHAT I DON’T LIKE:

  • Runs a little big.
  • Comes with a soaker and a booster, both of which are too thick.

WHAT I LIKE:

  • I scored a nice Peter Pan print! <3
  • Pink AWJ inner rocks.
  • Shell dries quickly.
Cottonytail Zonkeys in Rainbow Twist and Rapunzel Prints

Cottonytail Zonkeys in Rainbow Twist and Rapunzel Prints

Cottonytail Zonkeys (php6200 for 4 pieces)

WHAT I DON’T LIKE:

  • Can be a little too expensive.
  • Customer service is a little slow. (I still have to get one replaced, hope to have this done soon.)
  • Snap-on soakers get a little stiff over time.

WHAT I LIKE:

  • Super nice prints.
  • Fabrics feel luxurious.

Grovia KiwiPie (php1500 for 1 piece)

WHAT I DON’T LIKE:

  • A little expensive, since this item was a replacement for the defective (read: old stock) Charlie Banana pocket diaper sent to me.
  • Fabric gets a little stiff.

WHAT I LIKE:

  • Fabric gets more absorbent over time.
  • Nice elastics don’t leave marks on my LO.
  • Snaps are hidden at the back so they don’t come into contact with LO.

Ahkiko and Antings Diaper

Ahkiko’s hybrid fitted pocket (php580 for 1 shell)

WHAT I DON’T LIKE:

  • Cheapest looking AWJ among all AWJ HFs in my LO’s stash.
  • A little slim in the crotch area, so stuffing with inserts is bulky.

WHAT I LIKE:

  • I got it for its cute panda print. <3
OTB: Twinkie Tush Fusion in Ivy Print

OTB: Twinkie Tush Fusion in Ivy Print

Twinkie Tush Fusion hybrid fitteds (php4750 for 3 pieces)

On Shopee there’s a mommy who had been destashing her own collection. Most of the stuff she had been selling were imported brands, so I indulged one night and tried to score the stuff I had been eyeing for months! Original price is at php2000 per brand new diaper, so when she gave out discounts I went and finally gave in.

WHAT I DON’T LIKE:

  • Old stock- elastics might give out soon.
  • Not as absorbent as I like.

WHAT I LIKE:

  • Super soft outer and can seem to fit small adults at biggest setting!
  • Less bulky compared with other HFs.
  • I fell in love with the fit, print, material and bum placement. So squishy!
  • Can fit boosters.

Second-hand diapers

Scored these at VGUC rating (50% of original price) and the destashing mom claimed her daughter didn’t use these frequently as they had a large stash in rotation.

Lily and Luna Diaper

Lily & Luna Cloth Diapers (php1,000 for diaper with raglan tee; php750 for diaper set only)

I’ve got no knowledge of how this brand’s diapers hold up over time, but the mom mentioned that the boosters and soakers had been upgraded, and the diaper with terno came with hidden windpro.

WHAT I LIKE:

  • Excellent craftsmanship
  • Extra female snap on flap – this feature is so unique!
  • Super cute yet durable performance pique outer (The elephant print is so colorful!)

WHAT I DON’T LIKE

  • The velour inner isn’t too fluffy anymore.
  • I still find it a bit too expensive for pre-loved.

The diaper with matching raglan tee had a thicker inner. Plus the size runs a little smallers. even though the raglan is meant for 2-year-olds, it’s just loose enough to fit my 10-month-old.

Tiny Tush Fusion with Minky outer (php900)

I figured this brand had a gorgeous fit, so I assumed the minky version would be no different. Very expensive for a second-hand item.

WHAT I LIKE:

  • Excellent craftsmanship
  • Trim fit
  • Cute print!

WHAT I DON’T LIKE

  • The minky outer, velour inner and soakers aren’t too fluffy anymore.
  • I still find it a bit too expensive for pre-loved.

Prize I won: Wee & Twee HF (free)

I got this at a recent giveaway, and the diaper sent to me features a thick cotton outer that ran a little smaller than CTs. Preordering the same print diapers will set you back a bit.

WHAT I LIKE:

  • Excellent craftsmanship
  • Fluffy velour inner
  • Outer hasn’t pilled so far.

WHAT I DON’T LIKE

  • Premium soakers (stealth core) work best with proper fit.
  • Not too keen on gray and mint outer.

Final thoughts?

Baby in CT zonkey

Who knew raising a kid could be incredibly expensive, from the pregnancy snacking to hospital delivery fees to tuition, etc. There are just so many things to take into consideration when making purchases.

I’m still happy with my collection of 40 nappies, though. And love that it’s expanding (even though I’ve already spent Php22,370 including shipping fees)! I hardly use the Smart Babies ones, so I’ll most likely give those away. I get to use all 30 nappies in 2-3 days. :)

So far the fit of most of the nappies in my regular rotation are decent, and I hardly see any thigh marking issues compared to disposables, so I’ll totally use these until my baby hits 2 or when she’s potty trained.

For now though, I’ll stay way from getting anything until I get all my debts paid (and my collection organized!) Someone already reminded me:

Huhu

 

Note to self, though: Watch for stockings from (much coveted) Butt-oms Up!, SnuggleBunZ and Sean & Shawn. :) I’m super curious how awesome their nappies will perform. Among the four brands, Butt-oms Up! and S&S sell diaper sets for around 600, while SBZ and BB cost at least 1,000 apiece. I need to start saving for those!

Stay tuned for my next take on the inserts, soakers and bed pads. :)

UPDATE 3/29/19
I could not resist the Nip Nappies sale so I got myself two cute cotton HFs and order two SBZ ones. Curious to try the side-snapped ones, although my LO might already be potty trained by 2 years old (just a little more than one year left.)