I "met" Charlie Banana on Twitter during one of the many chats. The author behind the handle was sweet and friendly. I started following Twitter and soon after on Facebook as well. That's where I happened to get the opportunity to review Charlie Banana products!
Charlie Banana sent me this great pack of goodies! They sent me a wet bag (finally!), a one size diaper with 2 inserts and a disposable insert, a sized diaper with 2 inserts and a disposable insert (in an awesome orbit print), 2 kinds of wipes, and a swim diaper!! So much awesomeness in 1 little package!!
I couldn't wait to break into
my Squirmy's goodies. First up, sized diaper! The diaper has the cutest orbit print! Squirmy is barely 15lbs and at the very small end of the weight range. I love this diaper!! It has 3 snaps on each wing, which at first seemed a bit excessive, BUT makes for a great custom fit. The lining is super soft and the pocket is easy to stuff. The pocket opens in the front and has an overlap which holds in the disposable insert. I haven't had a single leak with this diaper and I don't have to worry about it. The rise is quite high in the front, but again, he's at the smallest end of the range.
I tried out the disposable insert one day when I had to attend a training. I stuffed the diaper as usual and then placed the disposable insert on top. I wanted to make it as easy to change him as possible...just yank the disposable insert out and the rest of the diaper would be good to go. Only problem was that he fell asleep in his carseat for over an hour...and NO diaper does well when he poos in his carseat. The disposable insert or not, the whole diaper had to be changed. I was sad but I don't think that was a fair shot.
This was the best shot I could get...Squirmy was living up to his name!
I also love the one size diaper. The one size feature is done through adjustable elastic inside the legs. It's a lot easier to use than I thought and makes the diaper so much more attractive without all those snaps on the front! Again 3 snaps on each side makes for a great fit and there is an ability to overlap. I'm not sure how small of a child this would work on. Squirmy is rather skinny/lanky and we have it snapped at the first non-overlapping option. The one size is actually less bulky than the sized diaper for us right now.
(real boys wear pink)
- high quality material
- snap closure
- fun prints
- hybrid feature
- great absorbency (even when Squirmy fell asleep before I expected and I couldn't double stuff one for the night)
- flat sewn tags on the shells (I hate the look of raggedy tags, and Squirmy always grabs at tags now)
- big tags that stay flat after washings on inserts (easy to grab onto to unstuff when wet)
- 2 full size inserts come with each diaper
- so cute!!
- super friendly customer service
- high rise on the sized diaper
- front pocket opening (I prefer back since I have a boy and the front is ALWAYS wet)
P.S. The wipes, the swim diaper, and wet bag are also awesome!!
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