This post is sponsored by Sweet Little Blessings. I was paid monetarily and received a free diaper. This cost helped off-set the expenses of publishing my ebook on cloth diapers. All opinions are mine.
Right before I launched my new ebook, Confessions of a Cloth Diaper Convert, Coleen, of Sweet Little Blessings, sent me a Softbums Echo cloth diaper to review. I had never tried a Softbums before, so I was pretty excited to get it in the mail.
Fluffy mail isalways fun. 😉
The Softbums Echo is a one-size, all-in-two diaper. And unlike most other one-size diapers, it is supposed to actually fit from 5 to 35 lbs! (Not that I’ve ever had a 5 lb. baby…my last was 9+-lber. at nearly 42 weeks gestation!)
I couldn’t believe how tiny it looked–at the 5lb. setting–when it came to me in the mail!
My youngest baby is probably around 15 lbs. at 7 months, and it fit her great, as you can see in the picture below.
But I also tried the diaper on my “oldest” baby, who is actually potty trained but is still a skinny minnie at a solid 35 pounds. The diaper fit her nicely as well. I think by using bamboo inserts or “pods” as the Softbums system calls them, this may make a nice nighttime diaper for those children who are already daytime trained but still need to wear a diaper at night.
The fact that it can grow with your child from literally birth to beyond potty training is a win-win in my book. And despite the fact that the diaper lasts so long, it is really trim. Check out the side view of the diaper on my baby in the picture above. It’s probably one of my trimmest diapers!
There are really so many features of the Softbums I liked. Instead of adjusting with snaps (as most one-size diapers do), the sizing is adjusted with a drawstring that is on the inside of the diaper. At first I thought I wouldn’t like this feature, but it really is easy to use! I was amazed at how it can go from a teeny tiny diaper to a diaper for a preschooler in seconds!
Another neat feature is that you can reuse the shells (unless they get soiled with poop) just like any all-in-two diaper. So even though the shells are a little pricey at over $20 each, they act more like covers, so you don’t have to buy as many.
I also really like that you can choose which kind of insert you want. There are six different types–from stay-dry to bamboo, from large to small. See all the types here.
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