New and Green Diapers Sample Pack Review

Last month, we picked up the sample cloth diapers from New & Green Baby Co. For about $200, we got a sample pack for 2 months to see which type of diapers we want to go with.

This is what’s included in the kit:

  • 18 Kissaluv size 0 cotton diapers
  • 4 Newborn Diaper Covers
  • 4 Small Diaper covers
  • 3 Small AMP All in One Diapers
  • 3 X-Small Fuzzi Bunz Pocket Diapers with Insert
  • 1 Large At Home Waterproof Storage Bag
  • 1 Small Out and About Waterproof Storage Bag
Accessory Items to Keep:
  • 5 Microfleece Liners
  • 1 roll of Bio-Soft Flushable Liners
  • 24 Cloth Wipes
  • Try it Size Wipes Cleansing Solution
  • 40 Loads Wonder Wash Laundry Detergent

Here are my reviews after a month of testing these diapers out:

AMP All in One Diapers – During the first week, I preferred the AIO diapers more than the others, mainly because it was simple to use and it’s very much like a disposable diaper. However, even with 2 liners, it leaked on me on the 3rd try especially near the thigh area. The diaper is thick but not very absorbent. The outer layer is waterproof and the inside is usually lined with fleece, cotton, hemp or microfibre without additional filling. Big Patch mentioned after that it could be because Little Patch was not big enough to fill the diaper so it was loose causing the leaks. We will give the diapers another try in 2 weeks when he’s bigger and update this review.

Kissaluv Cotton Diapers with Bummis Super Brites Diaper Cover – This was initially my least favourite because I felt it was a hassle to put on the cotton diaper and a diaper cover on top. I changed my opinion after using it for a week. The cotton diaper was snug around the baby’s thighs without leaving a binding mark and kept the poo in. It does not seem appealling to think that the diaper will most likely be wet and moist by the time you change it (that’s why you need a waterproof cover) but there is a reason why it’s better to have the entire diaper absorb the pee. When I used disposables, the pee was all concentrated in the crotch area where it holds the most liquid. After using it for 3 changes (I was lazy that day and we received a lot of disposables from friends as gifts), I noticed that baby had a diaper rash. That didn’t happen when i used the cotton diapers. It also helped when there’s a liner as buffer between the skin and the cotton diapers.

Fuzzibunz Pocket Diapers – This is like the AIO diapers with a pocket for microfleece liners. Patch tried using this for overnight because he added more microfleece liners for more absorbency for night time. It didn’t work and the diaper shell was soaked after a couple of hours (we only change when he cries for a feeding at night). It was not fun to remove the soaked liners from the shell, it was an extra step that I did not need. This was my least favourite diaper.

I find that cloth diapers mask the smell of poo better than disposables. When LP pooped in a disposable, I can tell right away but I’m usually unsure with the cloth diapers. I’m not sure why though.

My choice of cloth diaperCotton or Bamboo Diapers with Diaper Cover.


Posted on June 30, 2010, in Diapers and Poo, Health, References, Reviews and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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