Thursday, February 9, 2012

Bee Changed OS Bamboo Diaper Review and Giveaway


I had been hearing about The Little Bee Co. Bee Changed Diapers for a while and how wonderful the diapers are.  But what really struck me about this Diaper company is their mission!  When you first go to the website for Bee Changed Diapers, the Header has their company name and mission all right there.  "The Little Bee Co.  Bee Changed and Change the World."  And they strive to do just this!  For every diaper purchased from The Little Bee Co., they donate one diaper to an orphan in need.  How amazing is this!!??  I love it when companies give back!  It also makes me feel good when I buy diapers from them, because I know I am helping someone in need.  It also helps to feed the fluffy addiction...but we just won't talk about that! Ha!

I was sent a Bee Changed OS diaper in Bamboo for this review.  I have not used their Micro-suede OS diaper.

OS Diaper Fits:  8-35 pounds  (Miss A is approx 30 pounds and still has lots of room to grow in this diaper)

They also make a Bitty Bee Changed Diaper (newborn diaper) that fits: preemie to 12 pounds and features a snap down for the umbilical cord.  I really hope to snag one of these for baby boy!

Price Per Diaper:  ★★☆☆☆  Ick.  I hate to give this diaper a two star anything!  But, this diaper does retail for $21.95.  In all honesty, most OS diapers are somewhere in the $18-20 range anyway, and this diaper has a ton of amazing features including the bamboo inner that makes the extra couple of dollars well worth it.  The Micro-Suede version of this diaper retails for $19.95 and the Bitty Bee Changed newborn diaper retails for $14.95.  Overall, the prices for these diapers are quite average and well priced for the benefits that you are getting.  Reviews like this one make me hate my own rating system because it deserves more than two stars!


Leaks:  ★★★★★  Ding Ding Ding!  We have a winner!  If you are looking for a diaper with ultimate leak-proof-ness (yes I am going to make up my own words) this is THEE one!  We did not have any leaks with this diaper and I used it on Miss A for day, nap, and night!!!  My little super-soaker did not get past this one! The inner is 100% all natural bamboo fleece which is hypo-allergenic (no rashes here) and wicks moisture away from baby extremely well without retaining smells, bacteria, etc.  The outer is a very nice soft and stretchy PUL that contains messes and leaks.  The inserts consist of a full size adjustable insert and a contour newborn insert (quite similar to the RAR 6r inserts) so that you can fully customize the inserts to fit your child's absorbency needs.  I personally keep the two snapped together for optimum absorbency and had no problems for nap or night!  Superior absorbency!


Fit:  ★★★★★  This diaper (for a snap diaper) has excellent fit!  This diaper features a 3 setting snap down rise to fit your child at multiple stages of childhood as well as two rows of snaps across the waist to secure the diaper on.  The diaper also has crossover tabs for those smaller waisted children.  What sets this diaper apart is the elastic in the front waist.  When you first look at the elastic, it looks strange and the diaper appears small.  But this elastic allows you to get the perfect fit around the waist while maintaining contact with baby's skin to prevent leaks.  The back waist also has more elastic to get that perfect fit.  For comparison, I feel that this diaper fits similarly to the Blueberry and Swaddlebees OS pocket diapers only with the addition of the front elastic which I feel sets this diaper superior to the others in terms of fit and preventing leaks.


Ease of Use:  ★★★★☆  This diaper is very similar to other pocket diapers in terms of ease of use.  This diaper is extremely easy to use.  I only took on point off because of that front elastic.  It can take a little extra effort and time than the flat fronted diapers since you have to stretch and fiddle a little more with the snaps.  Even after weeks of using this diaper, I frequently had to snap and unsnap to get it on the right setting because that elastic makes it hard to see which snaps you want.  Once the diaper is on though....watch out!  This bad boy is tough!


Washing:  ★★★★★  This diaper is quite easy to wash.  No extra or odd wash instructions.  I used my normal wash routine and it washes perfectly.  No wear or tear after MANY uses, and trust me, this diaper is always in the wash!  We love it!  The bamboo has washed perfectly and has only retained one little stain that would probably easily sun out!

Overall Performance:  ★★★★★  I cannot say enough about this diaper.  We LOVE it!  It is well constructed to take a beating from your child and last a long time!  It is extremely absorbent!  The bamboo is amazing!  And best of all, this is an amazing company to support!  My only complaint was the little bit of difficulty getting the diaper on due to that front elastic, but the trade off is the superior fit and no leaks!  Well worth it!  Highly HIGHLY recommend this diaper!

Total Score 26/30



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105 comments:

  1. I like the american meadow green color

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  2. i like the bamboo diaper in Chinese Lotus

    debnmike moretti
    dmoretti1967 at yahoo dot com

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  3. I would choose bamboo in american meadow

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  4. bamboo and I would prefer the hemp/ organic cotton insert too. I like either hondurian sunrise or mexican sol colors.

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  5. I'd love an American Meadow or mexican sol in bamboo. I can't wait to get pregnant again to buy some of there newborn ones!!

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  6. I don't seem to know what I am doing with this entry thing these days. I think I left you an empty comment post. Sorry about that!

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  7. Bamboo in the African Rain. They look really nice. I think you are making me addicted to fluff!!

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  8. I would choose the bamboo in Russian Sunflower!

    huntermb3 at gmail dot com

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  9. I like the bamboo in Russian Sunflower!

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  10. I would choose the bamboo in African Rain!

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  11. i like the bamboo russian sunflower.

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  12. Bamboo in Russian Sunflower. Jojo

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  13. honduran sunrise is beautiful!!!
    Sarahsewta at yahoo dot com

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  14. I like bamboo in american meadow.

    arobinson45 (at) woh.rr.com

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  15. I would choose African Rain in Bamboo.

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  16. I would love a Japanese Cherry Blossom in Bamboo! Ever since i tried Bamboo, I am hooked!
    lovemyhnk@yahoo.com

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  17. I love Cambodian Blush in bamboo. I've been eying these for a while, thanks for another great review!

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  18. I would love Japanese Cherry Blossom in Bamboo!
    mmjohnson555@gmail.com
    GFC:Mechele Johnson

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  19. scg00387 at yahoo dot com mexicon sol bamboo!

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  20. I love the bamboo in Cabodian Blush
    brandi bowers at gmail dot com

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  21. i love the bamboo in american meadow

    annae07 at aol dot com

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  22. Bamboo with a help/cotton insert, in Mexican Sol.

    gothickornchic at gmail dot com

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  23. I'd pick a Bamboo in Russian Sunflower

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  24. I would choose the Bamboo in Honduran Sunrise. ngiraldi at gmail dot com

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  25. I like the mexican sol color and would choose bamboo

    (rachel n on raffelcopter)

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  26. I would choose Bamboo in Honduran Sunrise or Mexican Sol.

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  27. I'd try a bamboo in African Rain. What awesome color names! Thanks for the review and giveaway!

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  28. Bamboo in African Rain
    hmahan_0529 @yahoo dot com

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  29. I like Honduran Sunrise in Bamboo! klbrown621@yahoo.com

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  30. Bamboo in African Rain! Thanks so much!

    Brandy Nelson

    girlforgotten81 at aol dot com

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  31. I would like the Bamboo in American Meadow.

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  32. I would choose japanese cherry blossom in bamboo unless we can choose the bitty bee because I definitely need newborn diapers!

    summers1405@yahoo.com

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  33. Bamboo in mexican Sol sheshult@hotmail.com

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  34. I like the bamboo in guatemalan morning mud. cathylockerby2@gmail.com

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  35. I would choose Bamboo with a bamboo insert. It would be a toss up between African Rain and Honduran Sunrise, both are beautiful.
    Sherry Wakelin
    eagerembalmer at msn dot com

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  36. I'd choose bamboo and African Rain

    honingharmony at gmail dot com

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  37. I would pick the bamboo in Guatemalan Morning Mud!

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  38. Bamboo Honduran Sunrise
    fmgrice2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  39. I would choose Mexican Sol in bamboo.

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  40. I'd choose Bamboo in Russian Sunflower

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  41. I'd like to try the bamboo in Guatamalen Mud

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  42. I'd choose the Bee Changed Bamboo Diaper in Japanese Cherry Blossom!

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  43. I'd choose the bamboo in American Meadow. I have an african rain microfiber and love it!

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  44. I would choose the mexican sol bamboo diaper with hemp insert!
    sabrina radke
    sradke1024 at gmail dot com

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  45. bamboo in african rain

    markafisher7@yahoo.com

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  46. I like bamboo in the hondurian sunrise
    beth.rees333 at gmail dot com

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  47. Bamboo African rain with hemp insert.

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  48. Bamboo in Mexican Sol!

    mdh0115(at)gmail(dot)com

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  49. american meadow in bamboo!

    cmcosman at yahoo.com

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  50. I love the bamboo african rain one!

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  51. bamboo in cambodian blush

    claude campeau

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  52. I'd choose the bamboo with the hemp insert in american meadow.

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  53. I'd choose bamboo in Russian Sunflower!

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  54. I would choose bamboo in Mexican Sol!

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  55. I would get Japanese Cherry Blossom.

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  56. I would choose the microsuede diaper in the color Russian Sunflower...beautiful company, beautiful diapers...wow

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  57. I love the Cambodian Blush bamboo diaper!

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  58. I'd choose a microsuede diaper in Cambodian blush for the baby girl on the way.

    Jodi J

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  59. I'd choose the bamboo diaper in African Rain.

    ziggy28028 at yahoo dot com

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  60. I'd choose the Bamboo in the Honduran Sunrise.
    tvpg at aol dot com

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  61. Bamboo, African Rain

    jsapalio at yahoo dot com

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  62. I love the bamboo Russian Sunflower.

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  64. I would choose the Bamboo in African Rain! Love the bright blue!

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  65. I'm all about the Bamboo Chinese Lotus. SOFT!!

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  66. The bamboo in african rain!! I soo wanted to buy one of these but our budget isn't allowing any more fluff right now :( My little girl needs a nighttime diaper that will keep her dry!

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  67. I would choose the Bamboo diaper in Mexican Sol for the baby boy I'm expecting! Thanks!

    katiekstewart at gmail dot com

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  68. I love the bamboo Russian Sunflower.

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  69. Love bamboo in Japanese Cherry Blossom..

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  70. I've always wanted to try bamboo, and would love to try it in Cambodian Blush! (I'm secretly hoping to try the Bitty Bee when/if we have another!!)

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  71. Thanks for your review! It answered a few questions that I had, which was really helpful. I am interested in the Bamboo material and the Japanese Cherry Blossom is one of my favorite colors!

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  72. I like the bamboo in Honduran Sunrise. (I have one in microsuede, but I don't think it feels like microsuede at all--it feels like the fleece my pajamas were made of when I was little, which I didn't like. It catches at my fingernails, which are kind of ragged most of the time.)

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  73. The bamboo cloth in russian sunflower!

    sandysaveseveryday AT gmail DOT com

    Fb - Sandy Saves

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  74. I would get the Bamboo diaper in Honduran Sunrise, with a hemp insert.

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  75. I would choose the Bamboo diaper in Japanese Cherry Blossom.

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  76. I like the African Rain, Bamboo diaper with the optional hemp/organic cotton.

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  77. African rain and bamboo

    noraribble at yahoo.com

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  78. Love the bamboo in American Meadow! What a great company!

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  79. I would choose the Bamboo diaper in African Rain!

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  80. I love the african rain color! I would probably also choose the bamboo fabric.

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  81. Love the Jamaican Hibiscus in Bamboo!

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  82. I would choose bamboo, African rain color!

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