We're still a very fluffy family around here, so I was excited when Motherofasale.com offered to have the JabberWalky review their new diapers, Maude Baby. It was even more exciting that it arrived just in time for his second birthday.
They're designed to fit tiny tots from 6 to 36 pounds as a onesize pocket diaper. The lining is a friendly fleece with an outer of colorful PUL. Instead of cumbersome and complicated snaps on the front of the diaper to adjust the rise, Maude Baby diapers use adjustable leg elastic to take up the rise, much like Rocky Mountain diapers do. I am somewhat partial to this sort of design, because I like the elegant lines, and you know, changing diapers should be elegant. It came with two microfiber inserts so I had the option of doubling, which is good, because Mr. Toddlerpants likes a double stuff for naps, and I've taken to doublestuffing most of his diapers just in case he has a bout of what we like to call "firehose."
JabberWalky immediately wanted to try on his new fluff. He then wanted to climb around the living room, play the piano, and run around a lot so I couldn't get very many good pictures. He's worn the diaper many other times since then, but my camera has never been at the ready while he was in the mood to hold still.
I really want to like this diaper.
The first time he wore it, he promptly decided it was a good poop diaper, and I had to agree. It held all the "yucky-poopoo" without any up-the-back or sneaking out the leghole action, which is something one has to look out for. The legs and waist fit nice and snugly.
It has remained a great poop diaper, even hen he had bout of diarrhea.
That said, I have had so many wet leaks with this diaper, it boggles my mind.
It seems to soak through where the snaps are with ridiculous quickness, or sometimes along the legs, and sometimes at the waist line. If the point of failure was always the same, I would know how to remedy it, but it's not.
I know the inserts are working great, as I've tried them in other diapers just in case.
I figured it was human error and kept modifying how I stuffed the diaper, sometimes single, sometimes double. I take care with washing it, but I keep running into trouble with it.
Could it be that the insert seems a touch longer than the pocket itself and it usually feels a touch bunched in the front to keep it from sticking out the back? I don't think that's the problem as I've bunched and folded other diapers before.
Could it be repelling? Nope, the inserts are invariably soaked, and they work just peachy when I put them in other diapers.
Could the kidlet just have a predisposition to oversoaking this diaper? It's a possibility.
Could the PUL from which this one was cut just have been a little wonky? It's possible. I once had a Smartipants that would leak straight through, but another that held up nicely. I can't say with certainty where the problem lies, and that bugs me.
I cloth diaper virtually exclusively. There was a trip once when we packed for 3 days and ended up spending 3 weeks when I had to buy diapers until the nearby public washer could be serviced and operational again. Those diapers got a little more use when JabberWalky had sever gastroenteritis. But otherwise he's a strictly cloth baby. I've been experimenting with different brands for years and the kind of trouble I'm having with this diaper has me very frustrated. I'm not used to being or feeling bested by a diaper, so I've been determined to make it work and work well. I'm not there yet, but rest assured, if I solve my issues with it, I'll let you know.
Would I recommend them? Based on other reviews, I'd perhaps recommend trying a different color if you feel inclined, as bad PUL tends to happen by the batch. It's cute, and sonling finds it comfortable. As a matter of fact, he seems quite smitten by it, but until I sort out my problems with it, I wouldn't yet recommend it.
They can be purchased online at MaudeBaby.com. MaudeBaby diapers are $17.99 if purchased individually, but the price per each drops off as one buys in larger quantities.
I noticed on their webpage a "Flexi Tub" bath tub that looks quite interesting as well, and I've long been a fan of Rockin' Green Cloth Diaper Detergent, which is also sold on the MaudeBaby site.
If you have any experiences you'd care to add, feel free to mention it in the comments, I'd love to read what other people have to say.
I received a diaper for free in exchange for writing a review about my experiences therewith. I have not otherwise been compensated for this review. Your experiences may vary from ours, and I hope that they do.