Buy USA – Planetwise & Best Bottom

bestbottomsbannerToday’s featured product line are Planetwise & Best Bottoms Diapers.

Best Bottom’s is our most popular all in two system that we have in the store.  It is a one size option that will last through to potty training.  We love the cute prints & colour combinations as well!  Planetwise diapers are a two size system, and have a unique two co-coordinating print style that is popular.

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Planet Wise Inc.™ is a privately owned family corporation; founded by Nicki Maynard and later joined by husband Jesse.  As a husband and wife team, they are working together to ensure the highest quality products while following responsible environmental and social business practices.

How Does Planet Wise Inc™ Help the Environment?
To reduce their environmental impact, all products have been thoroughly researched and are all PVC-free and lead-free (a surprising fact is that many zippers have been painted using paint that contains lead).  All the products we have developed are reusable and have been designed to replace disposable items which help to reduce waste that ends up in the landfills.  Planet Wise Wet Bags™ have been designed to be useful for every age – from young children in diapers to the mature adult -and for transporting shoes, cosmetics, swimwear, or gym wear.  Planet Wise Snack Bags™, their newest addition, are made with environmentally friendly FDA food safe material.  Also, their packaging is printed on recycled/recyclable paper using soy-based ink.

How Is Planet Wise Inc™ Socially Conscious?
Community and family has always been a leading value for Planet Wise Inc.™.   Multi-generations are employed as well as fellow neighbors.  Employees are given the opportunity for flexible schedules allowing them to work around family time and school schedules.   To further promote family values, employees are welcome to bring their young children to work with them.

How Does Planet Wise Inc.™ Do It?
During development we carefully researched raw materials and chose as many USA-made materials as possible.  While abiding by this high standard of quality, they also continually strive to keep the price affordable for all families.  All products are manufactured in a locally women-owned facility helping to support the local economy and reduce our environmental impact.  All business decisions, either big or small, are evaluated with the planet’s health and social harmony in mind.

And a little about their products:

Best Bottom Diaper

Created to use the pros of all the different cloth diapering systems and eliminate the cons. The Best Bottom cloth diaper system is trim fitting, highly absorbent and not overwhelming. Just adjust the snaps on the shell to fit your baby, snap an insert into the diaper, put the diaper on your baby and go. Best Bottoms are easy to use and easy to clean. Simply lay the shell flat and snap in insert into place. When it’s time for a change just unsnap the insert and wipe the shell clean. Three sizes of inserts are available in stay dry and organic cotton/hemp.

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The highest quality of materials available have been selected with as much of the raw materials made in the USA as we could find. The entire Shell is made with USA-made materials! ALL of our products are proudly handcrafted in the USA at local factories helping to support the local economy and reduce our environmental impact. We use durable snaps and hook & loop, double layer of waterproof PUL creating a perfect no-leak sturdy shell with a wipe-able inside lasting for many washes.

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Planet Wise Snack and Sandwich Bags

With many different colorful prints Planet Wise Snack and Sandwich Bags are great for the entire family. No more plastic baggies, plastic wrap or aluminum foil.  The seams are sealed using the Planet Wise Patent Pending No Leak Design, so you won’t need to worry about messes. You can even put a wet washcloth in one for easy clean up on the go! When you are home, just wash, rinse and reuse these great bags! They can be hand washed in warm/hot water with dish soap, or machine wash them in cold water. They are also top-rack dishwasher safe! You can air or towel dry them. Use in the microwave is not recommended.

All of the Planet Wise Reusable Sandwich and Snack Bags are made with FDA Food Safe Materials. They are PVC, BPA, Phthalate, Latex and Lead FREE! There are even angled corners for easy cleaning. One of the best features are that they are made right here in the USA!

Wet/Dry Bag

The Planet Wise Wet/Dry Bag is a truly innovative bag that allows you to carry your wet and dry items in the same bag.  Each Planet Wise Wet/Dry Bag contains a “wet” section that is sewn and sealed for no wicking or leaking AND a zippered dry section along with a clever snap handle for easy carrying.  Carry all your items in the Planet Wise Wet/Dry Bag while keeping your dry items dry and your wet or soiled items separate, sealing in moisture and odors.  Truly an all in one bag!

Planet Wise Wet/Dry Bags are made in the USA with a high quality poly urethane laminate (PUL) that is anti-microbial and inhibits the growth of bacteria and fungi.

These bags are not only perfect for cloth diapering on the go, but for going to the pool or the gym.

 

During our Buy USA event we will be giving away a Best Bottom Cover and a Planet Wise wet bag/snack bag gift set.  To enter in, when you shop with us between 5/25/15 and 7/4/15 and purchase a USA made product we will give you a ticket to place into the drawing.  If you are a blue card VIP rewards member you will get two tickets.  All prizes will be drawn Monday July 6th.

Your little one will be stylin’ in the new #fluffystyle 2.0 prints from Tiny Tush!

Tinytush Elite 2.0 Has…

  • NEW! Flat strip on the inside of the diaper gives a trim fit and keeps inserts from bunching up front

  • NEW! Single layer, folding inserts wash cleaner and dry faster

  • NEW! 2 inserts with every diaper, small and large

  • NEW! 13 vibrant colors and 17 bold, new prints

  • Same snap-down rise that revolutionized cloth diapers

  • Same dependably high quality, made in USA

  • Same snug fit to contain messes

  • Same soft, dry comfort for your baby

  • Just stuff, wrap, and snap—you’re done!

If you want the best buy for your money, choose Tiny Tush Elite one size pocket diapers.

Our Favorite! The One Size Pocket Diapers

A pocket diaper is a 2-piece system with a diaper-shaped shell that has a pocket opening where you stuff an insert or anything absorbent. Moisture is wicked through the soft inner layer away from your baby’s bottom to the insert, where it stays leak-free behind a soft, waterproof outer layer.

A one-size diaper gives you options to adjust fit from newborn to potty training without the need to buy new sizes along the way. Tiny Tush diapers snap-down to adjust the rise of the diaper.

Combine the adjustability of a pocket diaper with the long use of a one-size diaper, and you have a popular favorite that will work for nearly every baby.

Finding the Joy in Diapering through Cloth!

Better to Love than to Hate

We’ve all heard the typical arguments as to why we should cloth diaper. It’s better for your budget, better for the environment, and better for your baby (Not to mention they are stinkin’ adorable!). However, there is one benefit that I have found since I started cloth diapering that I think is greatest of them all.

I diapered my now 3 year old twins for a little over 2 ½ years in disposable diapers.  I changed a lot of diapers every day and I hated it. I hated the squishy feeling of a pee soaked disposable. I hated the nasty, up-the-back-and-down-the-leg, poop explosions.  I hated the stinky garbage can.  I hated the huge boxes taking up space in my house. I think you get the picture.  I hated diapering my twins.

Now that I cloth diaper my 9 month old baby girl, I love diapering. I love the adorable prints and matching her diapers with her outfits. I love looking at her fluffy bum crawling around the house. I love looking for amazing deals on all the cloth diaper websites and for sale or trade forums. I love choosing which diaper I’m in the mood to use. I love seeing all her colorful diapers hanging outside in the sun and admiring her changing table after it has been freshly stocked with clean diapers. I love the cloth diapering community and how I finally feel like I “belong” somewhere.

For me, this is the greatest benefit of cloth diapering. I have to diaper my baby; there is no way around it. So instead of loathing it, I have embraced it. I think finding joy in the mundane things in life is a serious challenge, and I have found joy in diapering through cloth.

Amanda is a stay-at-home mom of 3 year old, identical, twin boys and a beautiful, 8 month old, baby girl. She is a new found cloth diaper addict who also enjoys sewing and crocheting when the kids aren’t climbing all over her. She married an amazing man and enjoys living two houses away from her in-laws. Amanda has a degree in Public Health Education from Brigham Young University. She started blogging to keep her family updated on the crazy and cute things her kids are up to. You find her at The Duke Family blog.

Nighttime diapers that WORK.

One of the most common questions that I get when parents come into the store, is what works at night time.  They have a baby that has started sleeping through the night, or one that when they wake up to feed, they would rather not change, because then they wake up too much, and want to party rather than go back to sleep.  So they want a diaper that will last the distance.

Braden was a super heavy wetter, and I tried quite a few options on him.  I liked a fitted with a wool cover, but to be honest a wool cover is expensive.  So I kept experimenting and here are some of my favourites.

A well stuffed pocket diaper.  When looking for a pocket diaper suitable for night time, you need to make sure it has a good wide crotch to allow for additional stuffing.  For instance, a fuzzi bunz one size pocket has a narrow crotch, and I found that it was not an option to last the night.  A great day time choice, but certainly not good for night time.

 

Braden wearing a Knickernappies at around 30 pounds. It is stuffed with the two inserts it came with.

Knickernappies One Size Pocket Diaper — This is my go to night time option.  When a customer comes in asking for what works at night, this is the first option we show them.  This diaper features a nice large pocket.  It is side snapping.  The advantage of this means that it is harder for the infant to take off.  At one point Braden was stripping his diaper off in the middle of the night, and when we got him up in the morning, he would be lying in a pool of pee in his crib. The side snapping requires a forward motion that is not easy for small children to unsnap, so this was one diaper that would still be on his little booty in the morning.  The last time Braden wore this diaper at night (he is trained now) he was around 37 pounds and he still had room to grow in it.  So it is a diaper that will last a toddler not training at night until well after day training.  I also only stock this diaper with the loopydo inserts.  These inserts are a mix of hemp and microfiber, and there are two of them that come with the diaper.  So “out of the box” this diaper will work.  There is no need to dump the microfiber inserts that many come with to exchange for a more absorbent option.  At his worst, Braden also needed an all bamboo G-Flapper in there with the two that came with the diaper, but for many those two inserts are sufficient.

 

Knickernappies are made here in the US and retail for $26.95.  I must confess I rarely used this diaper during the day, but it was my favourite night time option.

Carson at 5 months and around 18 pounds in his Sweet Pea Pocket.

Sweet Pea One Size Pocket Diaper with Hemp and Microfiber inserts – This diaper has a good generous pocket, though not as wide as the Knickernappies.  It is front snapping, so if you have a diaper stripper they may get it off, but snaps is often enough for most tots to keep on.  What I really love about this diaper is the fact it comes with hemp and microfiber, so for many little ones it will work as is.  For Braden I had to add an all bamboo G-Flapper and there was certainly room for me to do this in the diaper.  I also love that the inserts wiggle out in the wash.  There is no touching sopping wet inserts.  Just throw the diaper in the pail, and let the machine do its magic.  This diaper was also a day time choice for me, with less inserts.

Sweet Pea is a Canadian brand made in China and retails for $18.95.

 

Braden in his duo fab fitted, before adding a cover. It is stuffed for night time use. He is around 34 pounds in a size 2.

Thirsties Duo Fab Fitted – This diaper is a fitted and needs a cover, and I used it with several different covers successfully.  A wool cover is my choice for the super heavy wetter.  But a PUL cover such as a Thirsties cover or a Sweet Pea cover worked great and was less bulky.  Now this fitted did not work without help at night.  There is a pocket in this fitted, and I stuffed it with a hemp and bamboo G-Flapper, and that made it a great night time option.  I found it to be bulkier than the pocket options but it worked well.

Thirsties are made here in the US and the DUO Fab fitted retails for $16.95.  You will also need a cover for this option.

So these were my top go to choices for my heavy wetting son.  I hope you find it helpful if you are having trouble finding a night time solution.  Believe me I tried a lot of different things, and many worked, these were just the best of the bunch.

ToT BoTs Easy Fit One Size AIO Diaper by Bummis

The ToT Bot Diaper Easy by Bummis is a One Size All in one Diaper with a twist.  The absorbent pad will work its way out in the wash for better washing and drying.  In some respects it resembles a pocket diaper in that you have to stuff the insert back in after washing.  But the absorbent pad is attached to the diaper so you do not have to match up inserts.  There is a pocket that allows you to add extra inserts so that the diaper can be used at night, which I have done on Braden with success.  The inserts do not need to be removed before washing.  They will wiggle their way out in the wash.  This diaper is offered in hook and loop closure only.  The inner layer is a super soft bamboo so it is nice and comfy on baby.

This diaper once stuffed is very easy to use for a casual caregiver.  If used at daycare, because you do not need to remove the insert before washing, this makes it easy to throw all the diapers into the diaper pail from the wet bag (after removing solids of course).  This diaper passed our daddy test.

The only real drawback I found to this diaper is that it runs small.  Braden at 32 pounds was at the upper limits of it, and there was no room for growth.  I have not yet tested this diaper on a newborn (but they have made a tiny fit version of the diaper for newborns), but I did hand the diaper off to a friend to test on her son.  Here is what Brenda wrote about the diaper and using it on her one year old son Elijah:

The Tots Bots Easy Fit One Size Diaper is a great innovative pocket diaper.  The snake style soaker is sewn into the diaper, but folds inside the pocket.  This makes it easy to adjust the absorbency to where your little one needs it the most.  You could also add extra inserts for super soakers or overnight.  The soaker is made of ultra soft rayon made from bamboo fibers and 100% polyester microfiber.  Elijah has not had a single leak in this very absorbent diaper!

Another great feature to this diaper is that the soaker will agitate out in the wash!  The only diapers I have seen do this have 2 pocket openings, one in front and one in back.  Even though the Tots Bots has only one opening, the sewn in soaker agitates out easily and never stays bunched up inside the pocket.  And because the soaker is sewn into the diaper, you do not need to search through all of the inserts to find the right one!  I am slightly OCD about matching diapers and inserts.  If a diaper came with an insert, that is the only insert I use for that diaper, unless I add a doubler.  This one is easy to find!  To me, it is basically a hybrid between a pocket and an AIO.

I’m normally not a fan of hook & loop closures.  I prefer the durability of snaps.  However, the hook & loop on this diaper is fantastic!  Very sticky, and good for the long haul!  Even the laundry tabs are very durable.

Elijah is about 30″ and 25 lbs, at 15 months.  He wears the Tots Bots on the medium rise setting.  He has plenty of room to grow!  The OS is good for 8-35 lbs.

Going Biodegradable

I am really not a fan of disposables .. after all I do have a cloth diaper store .. but there were times when I wished there was a guilt free option.  I did traditional disposables on my now 8 year old, and every time we threw one out, I hated it.  It plagued my greenie conscience and hurt my wallet (we worked out he cost around $4000 to diaper in the end).  With Braden the bulk of the time, I am perfectly happy to have him in cloth, but there has been the odd time that I wanted a guilt free disposable option.

I found that with three products, disposable inserts that biodegrade and in one case flush (if your plumbing can handle it).  gDiapers flushable inserts, GroVia biopads, and Flip disposable inserts (version 2 — version 1 was just like a maxi pad).  The gDiaper and Flip versions work best for me when you use a cover that you can tuck them in to, and the GroVia version works great in a cover that has no tucking as there is an adhesive.  We used these inserts on trips out of town.  That way I only had to wash covers if I needed to, although in both trips I took sufficient covers that I didn’t have to wash.  I didn’t want to ruin my regular cloth diapers by washing them in another washer, not knowing what detergents had been there before hand.

Recently GroVia came out with another option.  They now have a BioDiaper.  All bar the elastic in the legs and the closing tabs have been tested for being bio-degradable.  Pricewise, they are up around the cost of the more expensive disposable options, so they are not about economics, they are about convenience without harming the environment.  The smallest size was however too big for a newborn.  We had an 8 pound baby in the store recently and I asked the parents to try it out on him when he needed changing but the Size 1 was simply too big.  I was rather disappointed as I had hoped that the size 1 would be a great option for newborns before they had finished passing meconium.

So how does this new biodiaper perform?  Well I blush to tell you the test that I inadvertently had Braden do … my darling husband is not always as prompt as he should be when it comes to changing Braden’s diapers.  He came to pick Braden up at the store one day when I had to stay late to wait for a customer.  The biodiapers had just arrived and we opened a packet to test on him.  When I got home 3-4 hours later, I asked Greg if he had changed Braden … the answer was no … and I was saying “Umm he is in a new diaper that I don’t know how it will perform, he is likely a wet puddle!”.  But he was not.  That diaper was full but there were no leaks.  So it performs well.

I must confess that I wont be reaching for these for Braden.  They are pricey.  And it is still creating some trash, even though it will break down.  But if you need something for a trip, or a bad rash, then these do work.  They come in 4 sizes, but as I said the smallest is too big for an 8 pound newborn.  The size 3 just fit Braden at 33 pounds.  I will likely continue to use a the biodegradable inserts in his existing covers for when I need to deal with a rash or go on a trip, but it is really nice to know that if I had an extended trip planned, or did not know if I could wash covers, that this is an environmentally friendly solution.

So what about the all important costs?  Lets compare.

Brand/

Product

Cost per Packet Number per Packet Cost per Insert/

Diaper

gDiaper Flushables

Small

14.49 40 36 cents
gDiaper Flushables

Medium/Large

14.49 32 45 cents
GroVia Pad

20 count

7.99 20 39 cents
GroVia Pad

50 count

19.99 50 39 cents
Flip Disposable 4.95 18 27 cents
Grovia Biodiapers

Size 1

16.99 40 42 cents
Grovia Biodiapers

Size 2

16.99 36 47 cents
Grovia Biodiapers

Size 3

16.99 32 54 cents
Grovia Biodiapers

Size 4

16.99 28 60 cents

It has been a long time since I bought a packet of regular disposables, and I know that back with Connor I used to buy them in bulk from Sams club to keep costs down. I did a quick search on Amazon, who very nicely prices things out per piece, and prices of disposables varied a lot by brand, and tended to be anything from 20 cents a diaper to 45 cents a diaper. So yes the GroVia biodiaper is more expensive, but the costs to the environment are far less.

Sweet Pea One Size Pocket Diaper

I stock quite a few brands of pocket diapers, and sometimes you have to wonder what makes one pocket diaper stand out from the rest.  What feature makes the Sweet Pea pocket diaper worth stocking when I have others?  This diaper has become commonly reached for diaper at night for us, and I do own more than one (which says something about a diaper when I bother to buy a second after I product test with the first and Braden has enough diapers to diaper triplets for a week without washing).

The Sweet Pea Pocket Diaper is a one size diaper.  While I have not actually tested it on a newborn, or not necessarily recommend it on a newborn, babies are not that tiny for long, so even if it doesn’t fit on that first diaper change, or even for the first couple of weeks, this pocket is an incredible value for money.  If you are looking for a pocket to last through to potty training then this one will fit the bill for most babies.  Braden at 34 pounds still has room to grow in it.

This pocket closes with snaps, and while my husband is not a fan of snaps, he has managed to put this one on Braden with success.  Snaps are far more durable  than hook and loop and will not need replacing.  There is two rows of closing snaps, so this diaper does not suffer from wing droop.  I really like the way this diaper fits.  Even when stuffed with two G-Flappers for night time, it is still trim looking.  It has a good rise on it and a decent size pocket which allows for it to be stuffed for night time.  Stuffed for day time use, it is a trim diaper.

So what makes this unique?  Well it has a feature that I like about the Thirsties DUO Pocket diaper, and that is the fact that has openings at each end for the stuffers, and inserts will work their way out in the wash, so you do not need to unstuff this pocket before washing.  While I love the Thirsties DUO Pocket Diaper for night time, it is only available with hook and loop closures, so when someone tells me they love the idea of the Thirsties DUO Pocket, but do not want hook and loop, I point them in the direction of the Sweet Pea Pocket.  The other advantage this diaper has over the Thirsties DUO is that it is one size, not split into two diaper sizes.  So this diaper will go all the way through from birth to training.  I have however tested Size 1 Thirsties DUO Pockets on newborns and I know they do work from around 6 pounds.  This diaper does say it will fit from 8 pounds though, which covers a lot of newborns.  It has 4 size settings, which is more than some other brands.

What else do I like?  This diaper comes in a colour not commonly seen in other brands.  Yes it  has the standard blues and greens, but it also had BLACK!  While black on babies is not for everyone, for those who like it, this is one of the few brands that offers it.

The other thing that makes this diaper great value for money is the inserts.  While most pockets at this price point of $18.95 offer two inserts, in general they are just microfiber.  This diaper comes with a microfiber insert and a hemp insert.  These two fabrics work great together, and for many babies these inserts would be sufficient for lasting the night.  For those that need more, just add an all bamboo G-Flapper and you will find that will do most heavy wetters.

So when looking for a one size pocket, be sure to consider the Sweet Pea One Size Pocket.  With its snap closures, no touch insert removal, and hemp and microfiber inserts, its great value for money.

Monkey Doodlez Tuck and Go – TAG

Braden at 30 pounds in a Medium/Long Tuck and Go. It has a G-Flapper in it.

I am a huge fan of the Monkey Doodlez AIO diaper (see my review for it here).  We use it for daycare as it is easy to use and lasts longer than other AIO’s I have and still dries well.  So when my friend Heather, brought around her daughter wearing a Monkey Doodlez TAG I just had to have it for the store.  In short, it fits the same, but offers great flexibility in its design.

It took several months before I was able to get my order into the store, because it was so popular and well received, Monkey Doodlez had trouble keeping up with demand.  But I finally got my order in a couple of weeks ago, and have had the chance to really test it well on Braden.

The TAG diaper has the same trim fit of the AIO.  It does not come with an insert, which is great as it allows you to choose your insert.  It has an insert that is made for it though.  It is a super soft bamboo velour topped insert.  And we have found it to absorb well.  It is shaped differently from any other insert that I stock.  It is shaped to fit perfectly in the TAG diaper.  It also comes in packs of three.

I love this cover because of its flexibility to work with other inserts besides its own.  I have used it with G-Flappers.  And they fit perfectly in it like they were made for it.  They also fit gDiaper flusbable inserts beautifully.  Small inserts fit great in smalls.  And medium/larges fit in mediums, medium longs and large TAG covers.

You could also get a prefold to work in this cover I would think. Prefolds vary in their absorbency though, so be sure to invest in quality prefolds.  I personally like the hemp prefolds made by Thirsties.  They are soft and absorb well.  I got Gerber organic prefolds when I was pregnant with Braden and they barely absorb and were good for little more than burp cloths.

The inserts easily shake out into the pail.  I just tip the diaper upside down and shake and the insert falls out nicely into the pail.  So there is no touching soiled inserts.  The soft fabric around the edges can get a little damp, so I let it air between changes, and it dries just fine.

Cost wise, TAG works out to be very affordable.  12 changes — 3 covers and 12 inserts works out to:

$116.85 with hemp/microfiber/microchamois G-Flappers

$164.85 with TAG Bamboo Pads

$139.05 with All Bamboo G-Flappers

And if you want to wash less often, the cost will be more, but overall it is a very affordable system.

Sweet Pea All In 3

Chances are you have heard of an all in two, which is generally a cover with a pad/insert that is often snapped into place or laid into place.  The Sweet Pea AI3 is denoted such because it’s pad is actually a two part system in itself.  But in reality, I use it like an AI2 when I use it on Braden.

A customer recommended the Sweet Pea AI3 to me, so I decided to try out their diapers, and I like them.  They are a Canadian made diaper, one that to me is better that some of the better marketed brands out there.

It is one size.  We did find it a little big on newborn Rylan (we tried it at around 6-7 pounds), so I don’t suggest it for a tinier newborn.   But then most one size diapers are not the best choice for tinier newborns.  It does have a great rise on it so that it is good for larger babies, and should do well up to the suggested 35 pounds.  Braden is wearing it on the medium setting in the photo below.  Braden is nearly 30 pounds at time of writing.  If I use it at night with an extra insert in there, then I put it up to the larger setting.  Braden is kind of in between the two settings right now.  It is really nice that there is room to grow in this diaper.

It is snap closing, which means no hook and loop diaper trains in the wash, and snaps are more durable.  But it is one that my husband the snap phobe will not use.  However, if you are comfortable with using snaps, this diaper is no different or harder to use than any other snap closing diaper.

The cover is made of PUL and as such can be easily wiped out if lightly soiled.  The cover is designed to be re-used with just the pad being washed most of the time.  The pad doesn’t snap directly on to the cover like most AI2 diapers, but rather on to a flap that is sewn into the seam of the diaper.  It does snap directly at the front where there is extra PUL for the sizing snaps anyway.  This minimizes the risk of snaps pulling through the PUL.

I love that there is a hook on the back of the diaper for easy line drying, and even storage.

The pad is a good one too.  I know my inserts, and I know what fabric combination’s work well together as the maker of the G-Flapper.  I did a lot of testing with Braden when I was trying to make good inserts to work for him as he is a heavy wetter.  I like this insert because it uses the magic hemp and microfiber and microfleece combination.  There is three layers of hemp on the bottom layer of the pad.  The pad is sewn so it is curved.  There is a microfiber pad topped with microfleece pad that snaps on to the hemp pad, so if you didn’t want to use either of the pads, you do not have to.

I have tested this pad system at nap time with Braden and it passes. It passed the night time test too, but Braden is not as heavy at night as he once was, so it might not work for a super heavy wetter.  But that being said, you could always add in a G-Flapper insert to the combination at night.  The pad did shrink a little over time, and I found that it makes the diaper pucker a little when both ends are snapped up.  I solved this by just snapping it in at the front.  It doesn’t shift of anything inside the cover once it is done up.  The pad just gets more absorbent with washing too.

This diaper is pretty trim, of course that comes down to what you put in it.  Add more padding, and you will get more bulk. But when using the pad it comes with, it is nice and trim.

The diaper retails for $18.95 and it comes with the cover and one pad.  You can buy more pads separately.  The cover will also work with gDiaper flushables, Gro-Via biopads, G-Flappers and flip inserts.  I have even put a Thirsties Hemp Pre-fold in it.  Oh and it will work over a fitted too :)