19 February 2018

Review: Mom’s Happy Nappy SIO (Rolled elastics)

Description: The Mom’s Happy Nappy SIO with rolled elastics consists of a waterproof PUL outer, micro suede interior* and a snap-in insert. The snap-in insert is a petal-style with the middle snap-in booster snake-style (an extra long insert). The inserts are made of layers of hemp fleece and cotton fleece and topped with a soft minky layer. The nappy has three rows of rise snaps on the front to adjust rise as well as 2 waist snaps to adjust the fit around baby’s hips and waist. The nappy also comes with two snap protectors which is great for when the waist setting is at it's maximum.

*The shell interior and the insert top layer can be customised according to personal preference

First impression: The nappy is made to perfection, sewing is super neat and the alignment of snaps perfect, just as I have learned to expect from this WAHM. Her products are impeccable. I was very excited to test the rolled elastics.

Ease of use: Being a SIO this nappy is fairly easy to use. Just snap-in the inserts and put on baby. The petal-style inserts snap into the shell and the snake insert snaps in between the petal-style inserts. The snake insert can be folded to adjust to your baby’s wetzone (usually in the front for boys and in the middle for girls). When soiled, you just put the nappy in the dry pail as-is, no need to unsnap the inserts. Drying time is average since natural fibers take longer to dry, drying time is shortened however if the inserts are unsnapped and dried separately.

Fit: This nappy fits beautifully, it’s trim and comfortable. The rolled elastics increases the comfort level significantly, they create a good seal around the legs, ensure a good fit and are gentle (especially on chubby legs).  The nappy has a great shape since it's nice and narrow between the legs but wide enough over the bum area for maximum coverage. It is currently on the middle rise setting for my nappy wearing 1 year old (11kg). I also tested the fit on a tall almost 4 year old (18kg) and the fit was great, however all rise snaps were open and the waist snaps at it's maximum.

Value for money: This nappy is well priced, especially considering it is a handmade nappy with quality fabrics and luxury details (like rolled elastics).

Performance: It performed really well for us on my light to medium wetter. With my absorbency tests the inserts held about 205ml**. The cover, depending on what interior lining you choose will also absorb some additional moisture. That means this nappy is definitely suitable for medium day wetters and can easily be boosted to suit heavy day wetters. We experienced no wicking at the elastics, even while baby wearing and having baby in a car seat.

** The value is conservative and only taken after all possible moisture has been wrung out of the nappy 

Overall impression: I am very impressed and excited about this nappy. It gives a great (and gentle!) fit over different ages and body types and it will hold up without boosting for most babies/toddlers. I will definitely be adding some more of these to my own stash.

You can buy Mom's Happy Nappy products directly from their website. Also make sure to join their Facebook group.

Disclaimer: All image credits belong to Hippie Safari. Please do not use or distribute without my permission. I paid a tester price for this diaper and was not compensated in any way for this review. While I aim to provide detailed, objective reviews of all the diapers that I've used, please bear in mind that this is my opinion and that every mom has her own preferences and every baby is built differently. So what works well for me and my children, might not necessarily work well for you and your baby.

03 October 2017

Review: Tyrilove Day/Night Nappy

Description: The Tyrilove Day/Night Nappy consists of a yori* outer, hidden layer of waterproof softshell and cotton velour* interior lining. The insert is topped with a matching cotton velour* and consists of a hemp fleece sandwich petal that snaps into the shell as well as a snap-in snake style booster also made of hemp fleece. In total 12 - 16 layers of absorbency, depending on how the booster is folded. The nappy has a fold down rise and snap closure around the waist with fold-over snaps to make the waist smaller.  

*Can vary depending on customer preference

19 September 2017

Review: Tyrilove SIO

Description: The Tyrilove SIO consists of a waterproof PUL outer, athletic wicking jersey interior lining and a snap in sandwich petal insert with booster. The inserts are made of hemp fleece  and topped with athletic wicking jersey (to match the interior lining). It features a snap-down rise with four different size settings and fastens around the waist with snaps. There are two snaps on each wing, to control waist and hip/leg opening size and one cross over snap at the waist as well to enable you to adjust it smaller should you need to. 

13 September 2017

Review: Tyrilove Dusk to Dawn Ultimate Night Nappy

Description: The Tyrilove Dusk to Dawn Ultimate Night Nappy consists of a waterproof softshell exterior, hidden layer of water-resistant soft shell and cotton velour* interior. It has a sandwich petal snap-in insert with snap-in snake style booster and T-booster all made of hemp fleece. With the booster folded it gives a total of 19 layers of absorbency in the wetzone. The top insert and t-booster is topped with organic bamboo velour*. The nappy features a fold down rise which enables you to adjust the fit to your baby and fastens with snaps around the waist. There are three snaps on each wing as well as two crossover snap settings to make the waist smaller for a younger baby. On the inside it comes with snap protectors for bigger babies/toddlers that do not use all the waist snaps. The version I tested is serged (overlocked), but you can also select a turned and top stitched finish. 

* This can be either cotton or organic bamboo velour.

12 September 2017

LuLi & Co Butterfly Contour

Description: The LuLi & Co Butterfly Contour is made of two layers of cotton fleece throughout. It fastens with a snappy around the waist and has no leg or waist elastics. In the wetzone area there are wings/flaps that can fold out to allow for faster drying time. It also includes a cotton fleece trifold insert (two layers throughout) that can be placed in the wetzone for additional absorbency. In total you get 12 - 14 layers of absorbency in the wetzone depending on how you fold the trifold (you can either fold it in three or four, or even fold it down in the front for extra absorbency). The edges are overlocked (serged).