Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Review of That's A Wrap! Cloth Diaper

I have been cloth diapering Little C for about 20 months now and love it!  It is such a normal part of our everyday routine that I don't even think of it as being "different."  In fact, when I see a toddler at the library or gym class and their disposable is sticking out, I think to myself, "that's odd, they don't use cloth."

I have always thought that if more people got to see an actual modern cloth diaper (and no, it doesn't require pins and rubber pants) their minds would be opened.  I was excited to then learn that a cloth diaper company was going to begin selling one type of their diapers in select grocery stores.  What a great way to showcase the product and perhaps make people think twice about that disposable diaper they were about to purchase.

That company is Cutey Baby and that particular diaper is That's a Wrap!  I was given the great opportunity to review this diaper and see how it fits and wears on Little C.  When I first received the product, which included the diaper cover, two inserts and a roll of disposable liners, I was impressed with the color and cuteness of the cover.  It is a vibrant pink and white checkerboard pattern with the label "Cutey Baby" sewn on the back of the baby's diaper as seen here:
The front has a velcro enclosure and the inserts sit inside the cover.  The inserts lay securely within the lining of the cover.  This is nice for  those times that the insert is the only thing that is soiled and the cover is still dry.  Then you can simply take out the insert to be washed and put in a new one and reuse the cover.  Here is a view of the front:
Another plus with this type of diaper is the leg gussets.  This helps to keep all that yucky stuff off of your baby's clothes.  It really helps to ensure a tight fit (but not so tight that it leaves marks) in those important areas, as shown here:
Besides the diaper cover and insert, I also received a roll of their disposable liners.  Before trying these I was never a big fan of liners because they would always bunch up and not really do the job for me.  These liners have changed my opinion.  They work well at containing the messes so that all you have to do is dump it in the toilet with the mess and flush.  I have also used them when I need to put diaper rash cream on my child and I don't want the residue to get on my diaper.  Overall, these work great!

The only negative thing I have to say about this diaper concerns the velcro enclosure.  Don't get me wrong, it does it's job in holding the diaper secure around the child.  My problem is when it is time to wash the diaper.  There is nowhere for the velcro to adhere to without it becoming a huge diaper chain with the other diapers in my wash!  I guess you could wash the diaper with it remaining fully fastened as shown above, but I like to have mine open to make sure the water gets to where it needs to in order to fully clean the diaper.

Overall, I definitely recommend this diaper!  It does the job and offers a lot of neat features for an item that you wouldn't normally find at your local grocery store.  I highly encourage you to check them out and perhaps pick some up whenever you at your local Jewel/Albertson stores.  If there is not a store in your area, they are also available on Amazon.

Disclaimer: I received this diaper plus disposable liners at no cost, but it in no way shaped or influenced my review.  All opinions are strictly my own and your results may be different upon using this product.