I'm very excited to finally be able to present installment 3 of 3 from our Cushy Tushy reviews & highlights out of the amazing goodie basket that Megan sent my way. This last piece enables me to share some more great products from Mother-ease, RearZ, and GEN-Y, yet again! :)
Already having tried the GEN-Y Classic cover from the Cushy Tushy goodie basket, I was very excited to try the soft, minkee-feeling Universal cover as well. It was also a side-snapping cover like the last one I tried, which I have suddenly fallen in love with, especially for covers. In pocket diapers, I am not the hugest fan of side-snapping diapers because their rise is higher; however, in a cover, a higher rise is exactly what I'm often looking for to cover longer fitteds or bulkier prefolds (I'm not yet the best at folding my prefolds down neatly!). This cover also came up higher on the tummy but provided perfect coverage for whatever type of diaper was underneath (nothing ever poked out!). These covers also have a snap-down rise for a more customizable fit, since they are available in fewer sizes (small or large only) so that your money stretches even further and the covers can last you even longer (these two sizes should get you from birth to potty!). Though not all of their Universal covers have to come in minkee (different prints are available in different fabrics), I loved this fun & funky gender-neutral minkee print in "Balloon Party". It is so soft on the outside but is still a practical PUL backing on the inside (which makes it easily wipeable so that you don't have to launder it with each and every use--only when it's heavily soiled).
Compared to other covers I've tried recently, I would say that this cover has some of the best leg gussets I've ever seen. The outer gusset fits well, but the inner gusset fits even better! I also think it's neat that the inner gusset comes without the minkee coating on it as this will help to prevent wicking and makes that section more wipeable if need be (as it would be more likely than other parts of the diaper to get soiled in a bad newborn blowout emergency ;) The whole system gave a great fit that fit comfortably and left no red marks.
|these double leg gussets were terrific!|
Using the inner flaps is simple--
|Step 1: Trifold RearZ Sherpa Prefold|
|Step 2: Tuck prefold into cover flaps|
|Step 3: Easily use this diaper like any other hybrid system|
Probably my favorite item out of this set that Megan sent me was the Mother-ease one-size fitted (in unbleached Cotton Terry). Once again, for summertime heat and humidity, you just can't beat a natural fibre fitted diaper. Although this diaper is a little thinner than the other Mother-ease (Sandy's) fitted that Megan sent me last month, this still had a great, reinforced wet zone that will allow plenty of absorbency for you to sense the dampness in time for a diaper change (when coverless). When paired with a cover (the GEN-Y fit great over it!), the entire diaper will continue to absorb and absorb. We wore it for long naps with no leaks, and by the time I took it off, the whole diaper was soaked but had done its job well!
This is a one-size fitted diaper (more rare in the fitteds world). It doesn't have rise snaps like most other one-size diapers--instead, it has adjustable rows of snaps at the waist. The waist itself cinches in with cross-over snaps on the tabs, and the rise of the diaper can be slighly adjusted by buttoning into either row of waist snaps (top or bottom row). The top row can also be folded down if need be. I do think that this diaper would have a great range of fit, especially because of its wonderful soft stretchiness; however, I am a bit skeptical that it would fit all the way down to the "newborn" phase as it claims. I do believe it could fit from about 10 lbs awkward, but likely would remain a little "long" on a smaller newborn, especially one that still has a cord stump attached. However, I can definitely see this diaper fitting well (and comfortably) into the upper ranges all the way until potty training--it's soft and stretchy and leaves no marks or pinching whichever way it's fastened.
|Tummy snaps can fold down (one row into the other) for a smaller, customized fit|
One of you lucky readers is going to also have the chance to win this soft diaper--perfect for the end of summer and the hot weather! Read on to find out more, or stop in to Cushy Tushy to buy this item for only $11.95--much cheaper than many of the other fitted diapers I've seen on the market lately.
Head over to Cushy Tushy right now and buy your very own diapers, covers, or accessories at great everyday low prices.
Megan of Cushy Tushy is also offering one lucky winner a Mother-ease one-size fitted diaper!
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