Ok, so once again, complete computerdunce, here is my picture of the random.org screen hahaha, once day I will figure out how to do a screen shot with the computer:
And the winner is.....
kmwoodring (at) hotmail (dot) com
Last Month I won my choice of diaper and a wet bag from Cloth Diaper Market Colorado Springs,
I researched the choices and found The Rocky Mountain Diaper very intriguing, the reason being that it was a one size diaper and I am fan of one size diapers.. and It wasn't full of snaps! How in the world is that possible you ask??
|Diaper + insert I used (insert not included)|
Ok, now I have not been cloth diapering for awhile, only since August of 2010 and for the majority of that time it has been only prefolds and covers. Only within the last month, through the kindness of friends, have I branched out into the world of pockets and AIO's. Please excuse my newbness to all of these glorious new diapers outside of prefolds and covers.
So, when I first opened the Drybee's I must admit I was confused on what exactly it was and how to use it. It appeared to be a pocket diaper as it had an opening in the back for an insert BUT it also had extra layers sewn inside like an AIO. I googled Drybee's diapers and was still confused as it appeared that they made pockets and AIO diapers.
|pocket opening with sewn in microfiber|
I felt silly but emailed the owner of Cloth Diaper Market Colorado Springs to check with her, because I wanted to make sure I was using it righ. She emailed me back that is was a hybrid diaper. It was an AIO and had a soaker made of 3 layers of micro-fleece swen inside but it could also be used as a pocket with an insert stuffed in for extra protection for heavy wetters/overnight.
AH-HA! I never even knew such a thing existed, GENIUS! If you follow me on my personal blog you know that my middle daughter is a super soaker and its hard to find a diaper that can contain her. The idea of the AIO/Pocket Hybrid intrigued me.
I wanted to be able to give a through review so I tried it on all 3 girls in daytime and nighttime. DD1, age 2.5 years, is a light wetter and super petite; DD2, age 21 months, is a super soaker and average in size; DD3 I guess you would say is a normal/breastfeed wetter-is that a term?-and is a super Tub Tub chunk. They are all within 2 lbs and 5 inches of each other.
To begin with I love the ease that the Drybee's provides as an AIO. I love being able to grab it and just throw it on my girls. Its as simple to use as a sposie so now the Hubs can no longer use the claim that he "doesn't know how to use" the cloth diapers-poor Hubs, he may not be as satisfied with the diaper because of this-too user friendly for his tastes.
The inside lining of the Drybee's diapers are made from suedecloth which possesses excellent wicking abilities and is meant to help keep baby's tush dry. I was very impressed with how dry it truly felt at each diaper change. It was nice to think that the girls were not running around with wet cloth up against their tushies.
|inside of diaper|
The downside of suedecloth is it does not feel as soft to the touch as some of the other materials that are used inside of pocket and AIO diapers. This did not seem to bother my girls at all though, I doubt they even noticed.
I also love the pocket feature for those times that you need an extra UMPH! of protection. The first time I ever used the Drybee's diaper, before knowing exactly what it was, I stuffed a prefold in it like I do with my other pockets. That was WAY too much padding. It made the diaper very bulky and awkward.
Once I actually knew what I was doing I stuffed the 1 and only real insert I have (a microfiber insert) inside for DD2 to sleep overnight. In the morning the diaper was soaking wet and easily weighed 5 lbs but her PJs and bedding were dry so this diaper passed the overnight test with my super soaker.
For the overnight test with my oldest and youngest I decided to see how well the diaper would do on its own, with no insert.
For my oldest-the light wetter-the diaper did amazingly well on its own, no leaks.
For my youngest-average wetter-it did leak. So I would suggest that, unless you have an older toddler, you always use some sort of insert for overnight usage. The diaper itself is not enough for overnights.
The overall fit of the diaper is great. I received a M, Drybee's come in size S, M and L (see size chart). I used 1 diaper on all 3 girls and it fit each of them fairly well. It fit the older 2 girls much better than it fit my youngest but she is a super chunk so its hard to find a diaper that fits her well. I may also have had the tabs too tight, she had some red dig marks on her thighs from it both times that she wore it, it could have totally been a user error though and had nothing to do with the diaper itself, she could also need a larger size than her older sisters in this particular brand.
|DD3 (aka Tubs) wearing the Drybee's-|
look at those thighs!
The Drybee's AIO Hybrid diaper has velcro (I believe the "fancy" CD term is hook and loop) closure. Normally I am not a velcro girl, preferring snaps because of the build up that occurs with the velcro, yet most of my diapers seem to be velcro closure, go figure. I like that the Drybee's has wider tabs than most other velcro closure diapers out there. I think this helps keep them in place while in the washer/dryer. They do not always stay closed and I have had to clean out some build up in them but over all they stay closed much better than some others I have.
Washing this diaper was easy, I just washed it with the rest of my cloth diapers using the same soap and routine as I always do.
Before I was exposed to the world of AIO diapers I was hesitant to try them because I had read many complaints from other moms about how long they take to dry. The Drybee's AIO Hybrid did not take any longer to dry than the rest of the diapers in my stash. I dry my diapers on medium for 1 60 minute setting and they are always dry at the end. I did not have any problems with this diaper needing more time to dry.
Overall I would rate this diaper very high. Its easy to use (even for the "clueless" daddy's out there), multi-functional, easy to care for, preforms well and looks adorable on my girls. Its one of the first diapers that I reach for when all of my diapers are clean. I also like the price ($16.50 at Cloth Diaper Market Colorado Springs) you get a lot of bang for your buck as similar diapers that I have seen can cost significantly more.
I tried to get some better "action" shots of the girls in their Drybee's Diaper but I had some pretty uncooperative subjects!
|DD2 in the Drybee's w/the extra insert-back view|
|DD1 in Drybee's AIO-no insert-front view|
this diaper fit DD1 the best of the 3.
Would you like to try a Drybee's AIO Hybrid Diaper yourself? Cloth Diaper Market Colorado Springs sent me 2 and I decided to use the 2nd one in a giveaway for all of you.
|This M Drybee's AIO Hybrid in Butter could be yours!|
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