Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Rocky Mountain OS Diaper Review and Giveaway

Fits:  5-30+ pounds

Price Per Diaper:  ★★★☆☆  Rocky Mountain OS Diapers retail for approximately $19.50 which is an average price for a one size diaper.  This diaper does have some unique sizing features and a trim fit which may make it worth the price to many parents.

Leaks:  ★★★★☆  As a day time diaper, I did not have any leaks with this diaper.  The included microfiber insert was very absorbent and held a lot during waking hours.  However, for night and naptime use, I did have to add another insert to the nicely sized pocket.  Between the extra inserts and the PUL outer, this diaper did very well at night.  When the diaper is stuffed with only the microfiber insert that it came with, the diaper is extremely trim and would fit under any clothing without having to size up.

Fit:  ★★★★☆  I really like the way that this diaper fits.  Looking at the diaper, all you see it the single row of snaps across the front of the diaper to adjust the waist.  What you do not see, is the internal system of elastic and snaps that adjusts the rise of the diaper as well as the tightness of the leg casings.  To make the rise higher and the diaper bigger, you simply let out the elastic a few settings and then snap to hold the setting.  This is an amazing feature and I feel that this diaper would fit a newborn around 5 pounds as the manufacturer states.   This diaper also has crossover tabs to fit smaller babies and newborns.  Rocky Mountain Diapers also states on their website that this diaper can fit children up to 35 pounds and maybe more depending on their stature.  

Ease of Use:  ★★★★☆  I found that this diaper was very easy to use.  The pocket is nice and wide and easy to stuff and unstuff.  The rise adjustments are quick and easy (only 2 snaps, one on each side) to change if you have multiple children in diapers.  The waist snaps are easy to use since they are a side by side single row of snaps, however, I did find it difficult at times to get the waist snapped correctly as the distance between the male snaps on the tabs is shorter than the distance between the female snaps on the front of the diaper.  This was odd to me until I got used to it.

Washing:  ★★★★★  This diaper and it’s insert washed very well.  The diaper itself shows no wear and tear from wash and wear.  The interior microsuede has no stains and has washed well.  Also, the interior of the diaper that I tested is a creamy/yellow color, this is perfect for hiding stains that whites would show.

Overall Peformance:  ★★★★★  Overall, I was extremely impressed with this diaper.  When I first received it and saw how trim it was, I had my doubts, but they were put to rest very quickly.  I am amazed at how trim the diaper fits and how well it fits.  The inner elastic system is a great idea and works extremely well for changing the rise/size of the diaper.  My only complaints were that it needs more absorbency for nights and naps and that the male and female snaps are at different distances on the tabs and the front of the diaper.  This did not affect the function of the diaper, but it did cause the tabs to pucker a little.

Total Stars: 25/30

Note:  The diaper that I reviewed is a gorgeous chocolate brown with a creamy/yellow microsuede inner.  The pictures do not capture the actual colors and do not do justice to the beauty of the diaper.

You may purchase Rocky Mountain OS Diapers from Rocky Mountain Diapers or from Cloth Diaper Market.  Or Giveaway below!

The pictured Diaper below is the exact diaper that the winner will be receiving.  This diaper was sent to me along with my review diaper from Rocky Mountain diapers.  I do have two cats and a dog, while this diaper has not been in contact with the pets and it is brand new with tags on, anyone with severe allergies should know that the diaper has been in my home and is not coming direct from the manufacturer.