Thursday, July 14, 2011

Smartipants OS Diaper Review and Giveaway

Fits:  7-35 pounds

Price Per Diaper:  ★★★★☆ Smartipants OS diapers retail for $14.95 each.  This is a fantastic price for an OS diaper (3+ dollars less than many OS diapers) and this particular diaper does have some features that may make it well worth your while.

Leaks:  ★★★☆☆ This diaper comes with only one microfiber insert.  While it is an extremely absorbent insert for day time use, it just does not hold enough for nap or night time.  During the day, this insert is more than adequate for absorption, but not for long periods of time.  You can buy extra Smartipants inserts ($19.95 for 10 inserts) or you can boost with another insert.  I stuffed a Babykicks Hemparoo insert in with the microfiber insert for nights and naps and this diaper worked perfectly!  There is also elastic around the back and the legs to make the leak proof as well as a space between the insert channel and the leg opening to keep moisture from wicking out.

Fit:  ★★★★☆ I was very surprised and quite pleased at how well this diaper fit.  When looking at the diaper, I automatically assumed that I knew exactly how it would fit my daughter, but I was wrong.  It fit better than I expected!  However, this is still a snap diaper and there are some limitations on fit.  This diaper has a three snap down rise to lower or raise the rise depending on the size of the child.  Also, for younger or smaller children, there are crossover tabs to make the waist smaller.

Ease of Use:  ★★★★★ This diaper is extremely easy to use!  The snaps are side by side waist snaps and are extremely easy to fit to baby.  The insert is very easy to put in the diaper since it is a channel design.  Channel design means that the pocket is open at both the front and the back.  This allows for simple stuffing and means that you do not have to unstuff the diaper for washing; it will agitate out!

Washing:  ★★★★★ This diaper is a dream to wash!  Honestly, I have put it through the ringer testing and washing and it looks brand new!  I think I could put the packaging back on and pass it off as brand new it is that nice!  Since it is a snap diaper, no worrying about the Aplix in the wash.  I tend to forget that the diaper doesn’t need unstuffed because I am on an unstuffing roll…but the times that I have left the insert in, it always agitates out and washes clean!  The interior is bright white and still very soft after multiple washes and the PUL is soft and perfect.  This diaper has really stood the test!  No stains, no wear and tear, perfect!

Overall Performance:  ★★★★★ This diaper is amazing!  It fits well, washes well, and is extremely durable.  I love the fact that the inserts will just agitate out in the wash and you don’t have to grab stinky inserts if you don’t want to.  My only complaint was the absorbency issue.  If you are on a tight budget and looking to buy these diapers, allot some money for some extra inserts and you will be set!

Total Stars:  26/30

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