Do you have a favorite cloth diaper? Have you ever thought, “This diaper would be perfect if only…” I know I have. Many times! So had Melissa, the mama behind Lalabye Baby cloth diapers. Before making her own diapers, Melissa dreamed of finding THE perfect diaper. She tried different brands and styles, but couldn’t find one diaper with all of her desired features. Since the diaper she was dreaming of didn’t exist, she decided to create her own! Melissa put pen to paper, and the Lalabye Baby cloth diaper was born.
I have heard only great things about Lalabye Baby diapers. Whenever I’ve seen someone mention the brand on social media, mama after mama would comment on how wonderful these diaper are. It got me curious. I wanted to see what made these diapers so special. I reached out to Melissa and she graciously offered to sponsor this review. She sent me Itsy Bitsy Spider II to review and I was immediately impressed. Besides being totally adorable, the outer TPU fabric just looked and felt like such high quality. Was this the diaper I’d been wishing for??
Have you ever thought…
“I wish I could find a diaper that will fit my baby from infant to potty-learning…”
The Lalabye Baby cloth diaper is a one size diaper, meaning it should fit your little one all the the way through potty-learning, with a weight range of 8-35 lbs. My little guy is 23 months and a little over 25 lbs. I love the fit of this diaper on him! He is on the third rise setting and still has quite a bit of room to grow.
Whenever I’m reviewing a diaper, I always wonder how it would fit at different weight ranges. Luckily, I have a newborn up my sleeve 😉 My friend recently gave birth to the sweetest little guy and she let me test out the Lalabye Baby diaper on him…
It did fit her 8lb 9oz little squish. The cross over snaps help to make it really tiny around the waist. We had to do a little adjusting to get it to fit around his scrawny little legs. However, he’s a breastfed baby and when he put the diaper to the ultimate test, it passed! I personally would prefer newborn diapers until he put on a couple of pounds, but it did do the job and did it very well.
I’ve thought many times about other cloth diapers…
“I wish this diaper came with something other than microfiber inserts…”
More often than not, you’ll find that many cloth diapers come with microfibers inserts (at least the ones that come with inserts). The reason microfiber is often chosen is because it is very absorbent, plus it’s inexpensive so it doesn’t increase the price of diaper too much. But there are some issues with microfiber… because of the structure of its fibers, it can be prone to compression leaks and build up. Caring for microfiber can be especially tricky for those with really hard water and with HE washers.
With the Lalabye Baby diaper, you don’t have to worry dealing with microfiber. This diaper comes with not one, but TWO, rayon from bamboo inserts! Rayon from bamboo inserts are very absorbent, yet trim at the same time. Plus, they’re less likely to hold onto stink. These inserts have a terry cloth texture, like that of a towel, and are nice and soft.
This diaper comes with a smaller, lightweight insert and a larger, one-size insert. Once baby has outgrown the newborn insert, it can be snapped to the one-size insert for extra absorbency overnight or for heavy wetters. I found the one-size insert alone worked perfect for day-time use. At night I snapped them both together and even with my son nursing through the night, we still woke up to dry sheets!
Have you ever thought…
“I wish these pockets were easier to stuff…”
Some pockets are easier to stuff than others, and this diaper is definitely one of the easy ones! It has an opening at each end, making it a sleeve style. You can easily stick your hand in one end and pull the insert through to the other side. You can also stick your hand in both ends to smooth the insert down if needed. I find the openings to be nice and wide, so I’m not struggling to get my hand inside.
The diaper is lined with a super soft micro-suede fabric, which helps to protect baby from wetness. The lining doesn’t absorb, only lets wetness pass through. It acts as a barrier between baby and the absorbent inserts underneath, giving him or her that stay-dry feeling.
When I used pocket diapers exclusively,
sometimes MANY times, I found myself saying…
“I wish I didn’t have to stuff these diapers…”
Although it only takes me about five minutes to stuff an entire load of pockets, sometimes I just don’t feel like stuffing them. One of the many great features of the Lalabye Baby diaper is if you don’t want to stuff it, you don’t have to! This diaper is also an all-in-two style! There are two snaps, one on each end of the diaper, where you can snap the insert in place.
When it’s time for a change, simply removed the insert and snap in a new one! The cover can be used multiple times before having to be switched out. You can purchase additional inserts separately. Because they are made from rayon from bamboo, they’re perfectly safe to go against baby’s skin.
I also like using this cover with my flat cloth diapers. It has a generous cut, so I don’t just have to pad-fold. I can do my fancy folds and don’t have any trouble with coverage. I also like using it with a tri-folded prefold. There is a waterproof insert stopper at the front of the diaper so you can tuck the insert underneath it to prevent leaks at the tummy. This comes especially in handy for those tummy sleepers!
Another issue I have with pockets is that I hate when I have to remove a dirty insert by hand. Whenever I’m doing this task, I often find myself thinking…
“I wish the insert agitated out in the wash…”
Because the Lalabye Baby diaper is a sleeve style, when used as a pocket the insert should agitate out on its own. I mainly use it as an All-In-Two, but the times I have used it as a pocket, the inserts agitated out for me every time.
Something that bothers me about using cloth diapers with snap closures is trying to remember which snap row to secure it on. Once you get a good fit on your baby, it’s good to remember exactly where you’ve snapped it, so you can use the same row for the next change. Sometimes that’s easier said than done. This is especially a problem if my husband is putting a diaper on him. Many times I find myself thinking…
“I wish there were an easy way to remember where to snap the waist snaps…”
I love that the Lalabye Baby diaper has color coded waist snaps! It really makes for an easier, quicker change. I found it great to be able to tell my husband, “He’s on green! No adjusting and readjusting until you find the perfect fit. Plus it looks super cute!
You may be thinking…
“I wish I had all these features in a diaper, but didn’t have to pay an exorbitant amount…”
Looking at this diaper, I’m pretty surprised at the quality compared to the price tag. Compared to other diapers I’ve tried and their price points, I would expect the Lalabye Baby to go for much higher! You get all these great features, high quality materials, AND rayon from bamboo inserts for less than $20! Lalabye Baby is definitely a name I would take note of. Although it may be new to some, I have a feeling, as word gets out, it will soon become a household name among many cloth diapering families!
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