AppleCheeks Cloth Diaper and Disposable Liner Review & Giveaway (US & Can)
AppleCheeks are reusable diapers created and manufactured in Canada by a couple of cloth diapering mamas. These cloth diapers feature a unique design and shape that you don’t see anywhere else. Even without a label, I could pick out AppleCheeks in a diaper line up! They come in two different sizes that are designed to cover birth to potty for most babies. They offer vibrant colors and in the summer of 2011, they introduced their first prints. I previously reviewed a Size 1 in Raspberry Sorbet. This time I was able to review a Size 2 in Delicious as well as their disposable liners.
Applecheeks have a unique curved shape to combat wing droop and elastic on the waist and legs for a snug fit as well as to contain messes. The lining is very soft microfleece with a bamboo insert. These are pocket diapers which means the insert comes out and one must be “stuffed” into the diaper prior to use. The opening of the pocket is in the middle. This makes it accessible for larger hands (daddy!) and/or extra stuffing. It also allows for the bamboo insert to “unstuff” itself in the wash. I love this part because nothing is more unpleasant than trying to remove an insert from a dirty diaper.
The Size 2 fits decently on my 15 month old who is around 20lbs. She’s thin, so we do have some issues with gaping around the thighs. We are at the end of wearing Size 1, they are very snug, but Size 2 is still a bit too large for her. The bamboo insert is quite absorbent even for my heavy wetter. It’s easy to stay a second insert in to boost absorbency at night. The insert washes and dries well since it is like a mini-flat.
The disposable liners come on a tear away roll. I had mixed feelings about using them, but overall they did help with clean up. There were a couple instances where it seemed to make things worse but that was not exactly the liner’s fault. They are flushable which really came in handy for the more solid waste – lift it all out and straight into the toilet it all would go. Messier times were a wee bit trickier. I liked that I could lay the liners in most other diapers as well without too much trouble.
Final thoughts: This is a great diaper for me to take along on outings or for someone else (like daddy) to change because it can just be put straight into the wetbag! It’s a little higher on the price range, but it’s a quality diaper!
Darcy is a stay-at-home mom who advocates for cloth diapering. When she’s not changing diapers or singing the Itsy Bitsy Spider, she can be found at Tales From the Nursery, where she shares tales of motherhood as well as product reviews, or at ShePromotes, a resource for blogger events and support.
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