Disclaimer: I received a baby birdy bum cloth diaper to facilitate this review, however the opinions expressed here are my own. The photos I have of our experience were taken by me and content from the Baby Birdy Bum website has been referenced accordingly through link.
(Image from Baby Birdy Bum)
I remember seeing "cloth diapers" for the first time in Babies-R-Us. My local branch carries unlined slip on covers and packs of prefolds. After seeing this selection, I thought cloth diapering wasn't for me. I had no idea how sophisticated and loving cloth diapers had become. I wasn't introduced to modern cloth diapers until I was gifted a pack of econobums and 2 pre-loved Bum Genuis aplix one-size diapers after my 2nd son was a few months old. I immediately loved the wonderful feeling knowing that my baby's diapers are free from chemicals and won't be contributing to landfill waste and pollution. Since that time, I have worked on growing my "stash" of cloth diapers and like many others, I love pockets!
Recently, I was introduced to Baby Birdy Bum cloth diapers and have been thrilled to try out this beauty (see photos)! I'm sure that once you see how fantastic these are, you'll want to add them to your collection too. Baby Birdy Bum cloth diapers are one-size pockets that cover from 8-34 lbs. They come standard with snaps, a 13" bamboo insert and bamboo microfleece liner! If you're already a cloth diapering Mama (or Dada) then you are probably a fan of bamboo. If you're new to cloth diapers, you will definitely become one! Bamboo inserts boast increased absorbency and eco-friendly properties that cloth diapering parents love. In fact, many companies use microfiber and charge more to include them with your purchase.
Baby Birdy Bum diapers have 2 of my favorite features; one size and snaps. I love one-sized diapers. I want my cloth stash to work from newborn to potty training. I don't like the idea of purchasing different sizes as my baby grows, and one-sized allows for this. I am also a huge fan of snap closures. I have 2 aplix/velcro style diapers that are fast for me to put on, and easy for my toddler to take off (and run nude/pee through the house)! So far, the are something only I can operate.
The feel of Baby Birdy Bum diapers is very soft. From the microfleece bamboo liner to the soft outer PUL (waterproof outer layer) , this has to be the softest feeling cloth diaper I own. Unsure how to care for it, I was thrilled to find wash & warranty instructions in the diaper package. I laundered it once by itself (handwash in the sink and line dry) and have been washing it with the rest of my cloth stash. The color and quality properties have remained. Baby Birdy Bum also totes a one year warranty that covers issues "...outside of normal wear and tear, leaking, and pilling fleece."
When I'm shopping for cloth diapers two important features I look for are quality and fit. So, for those of you new to the company I have included a comparison of cut and size to 3 other popular Pocket diaper brands. As you can see, the snap variety and location on the Baby Birdy Bum diaper offers many positions, and is closest in size to the Bum Genius 4.0. When placed directly on top of each other, the Baby Birdy Bum shows slightly longer snap arms and is just a hair longer in length.
My son is 27 lbs in this photo, and as you can see he has lots of room to grow! We are on the first rise of snaps and there is a good deal of room for expansion in the waist. The elastic around the legs and back is in a comfortable position and he moves very well in this setting. We have had no leaks and the opening for the pocket is large enough that I have double stuffed for nap time and long car rides.
One more detail I have to mention (because they are so precious) is that each diaper comes with this adorable Baby Birdy Bum label (see below)!! Aren't the birdies cute?
Some company information. Company owner Jenny O’Neal Dela Cruz, Founder “Mama Bird” is both a Mom and committed to living an eco-friendly lifestyle. In fact Baby Birdy Bum supports the International Rescue Committee by donating proceeds from every sale to the organization.
Make sure to visit the Baby Birdy Bum website HERE. Check out the company on Twitter , Pinterest and Facebook, and contact Jenny with any questions.
Prize is awarded through random draw of rafflecopter entries and given by Baby Birdy Bum Cloth Diapers. Ships within the USA.