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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Posted by Laura D. at 2:15 PM