I always thought that AMP and AppleCheeks diapers looked nearly identical in their shape but was never able to find out much information on how they were alike and how they were different. I had a few AppleCheeks diapers that I liked and wanted to try an AMP because they had a lot of color and print choices and were affordable. Finally I ended up winning an AMP diaper and I was thrilled to be able to finally find out.
This isn't a post about which one I think is better because "better" is so subjective. This post is a comparison of how they are similar and how they're different so that you can see for yourself how they compare.
The inserts are a similar size and both made of natural materials. The AMP insert (on the left) is made of two layers of 55% hemp and 45% cotton fleece. The AppleCheeks insert (on the right) is made of two layers of 70% rayon from bamboo and 30% organic cotton fleece.
The AppleCheeks insert is slightly bigger
When laid out next to each other they look pretty similar but the AMP tabs and front flap are a bit longer. You may also notice that the AMP has snaps on the front where the AppleCheeks doesn't. The AMP has several different styles; the one size duo (pictured), the sized duo, and an all in one. AppleCheeks is a two size system
This is the biggest difference. The AMP's pocket opening is in the front of the diaper while AppleCheeks uses an envelope style that opens in the middle of the diaper
Both use a microfleece lining
With one on top of the other you can see that their overall shape is slightly different. The crotch on the AMP is ever so slightly wider than the AppleCheeks and as mentioned above, the wings are wider as well.
The AMP is a little longer overall but the tabs on the AppleCheeks are longer from top to bottom and the snap placement is different which allows for a different fit.
The AMP elastic is a little tighter, there is a longer strip of elastic on the AppleCheeks in the back and slightly in the front as well
The back of the AMP is a bit higher than the AppleCheeks in a side by side comparison
There you have it. Two similar looking Canadian diapers at first glance that are actually pretty different when you look a little closer.