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I was approached by ShopDiaper and asked if I would review one of their diapers. While I know that China diapers can be a hot button issue in the cloth diaper world, there are a lot of people who turn to China made diapers because they want to cloth diaper without spending much money or simply don’t have the money to spend on a $15-$20 diaper. I would rather see someone use cloth diapers from China than disposable diapers so after a bit of consideration I agreed. They sent me this light blue pocket diaper for review.
About ShopDiaper cloth diapers:
The ShopDiaper brand diaper is a typical pocket diaper. It has three rise settings, a backloading pocket, suedecloth lining, crossover tabs, and comes with one microfiber insert.
The first thing that I noticed about the ShopDiaper is that it was quite large compared to a typical pocket diaper. Here it is next to a bumGenius 4.0 and you can see how much bigger it is. This diaper definitely would not work on a newborn.
But on the plus side, it would work better for an older and bigger toddler.
The next thing I noticed is that the craftsmanship is a bit inconsistent. As you can see in the photo the wings don’t line up and one leg elastic seems to be sewn in tighter than the other.
The diaper’s fabric is a bit thin, but for less than $5.00 you aren’t going to get top quality materials nor should you expect it.
K is almost three years old, about 32-33 pounds, and wears most diapers all the way unsnapped. Due to the size of this one we had it snapped down once.
The fit on this diaper is a bit sloppy and the insert isn’t long enough to get full coverage when the diaper is on its medium setting, much less on the large setting.
Despite the fit issues, this diaper didn’t leak for me during my review period. However, since K-Dub wears two inserts in all of his diapers and this only came with one, I did have to add another extra insert that I had on hand. As you can see, it is also pretty trim in the bum.
Overall, I can’t say that I love this diaper or would recommend it. The good thing is that ShopDiaper has other brands on their site that other people do like such as Alva and others. I haven’t used an Alva diaper or any of the other diapers that are on ShopDiaper.com but I have used a few diapers that are rumored to be rebranded Alvas. If this is true, I would recommend those over the ShopDiaper brand, especially since they are only $1-$2 more per diaper.
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