I have had the opportunity to try a lot of cloth diapers, either through reviews, my own
addiction purchases, and even some giveaway wins. Because of this there is very little that I haven't tried or at least seen. The TushMate diaper is now an exception to that rule. I was sent a TushMate One-Fits-All cloth diaper starter kit for review and I have to say that it is pretty different from the other diapers that I've seen out there. I'm excited to tell you about it.
One fun fact is that TushMate is a multi-national company. ELMA Products is a US-based company with many years of customer service experience, their product designer and co-founder is Canadian, and their product technician and product manager are both in China where the TushMate diaper is fairly and ethically produced with quality materials and certified organic fabrics.
Their quest was to design a diaper that is convenient, affordable, reliable, comfortable, gentle, and requires less washing. Added to these features they also wanted their diaper to be easy to assemble, have customizable absorbency and adjustable to accommodate a baby’s rapidly changing size. I think they have succeeded in their mission.
For my review I received a cover, a large organic cotton insert, a regular sized organic cotton insert, a regular sized hemp/organic cotton insert, and a snap-in stay dry liner.
I would personally consider the TushMate a hybrid system. You can snap the liners into the cover to use as an AI2. My favorite feature of this diaper is having the option of using the snap-in stay dry liner to keep your baby's skin dry.
Or you can use the cover with the included inserts or any other insert, prefold, or flat diaper that you like. The cover has great front and back flaps to hold your insert of choice in and you can still use the stay dry liner if you choose.
This diaper has a generous rise. We usually have K's diapers all the way unsnapped but with the TushMate I noticed that he had a bit of droop in the bum. I snapped it down once and noticed that the droop was gone and the diaper wasn't too short in the rise.
He is a little in between snaps on the waist though. By using the third set of snaps it was a little snug around the waist but since I could still run my finger along the inside of the back elastic pretty easily, I kept it on this setting. When I tried it on the fourth set of snaps it was a bit too loose.
The legs elastics are snug to hold in messes without leaving red marks behind.
I love that the TushMate inserts are made from all natural fibers. This way you get a trimmer, more absorbent diaper. This diaper isn't much more bulky than a disposable diaper even with two inserts inside.
K is 2½ and has become a pretty heavy wetter and we haven't had any leaks with this diaper, even when the inserts are really heavy. I also love the versatility of being able to use my prefolds and not worry about it bunching up or shifting. I trifold my prefolds so in covers without flaps I do find that once in a while it can shift and bunch.
I have become a huge fan of AI2s, hybrids, and covers with prefolds and the TushMate is all of those in one diaper. If there was one thing that I would change about this diaper, I would like to see longer waist tabs. K is about 31 pounds but still wears most of his diapers snapped on the second set of waist snaps. But other than that, I don't have any complaints about this diaper!
You can buy a TushMate One-Fits-All starter kit from their website for $25.78
Come back on August 1st for your chance to win a TushMate starter kit in the Summer Sweeping blog hop giveaway