NOTE: Ones and Twos diapers are no longer sold.
It’s not often I get to try a diaper that can actually fit three different children but I discovered just that in the brand new diaper that’s just hitting the market called “Ones and Twos.” They adjust to 4 different size settings with snaps on the rise and hook & loop at the waist and are designed to accommodate children from 6.5 lbs to 39 pounds.
Baby Hope’s Cloth Diapers (update: no longer in business) kindly sent a yellow Ones and Twos diaper for me to try on my children. munchkins.
Here’s the Ones and Twos on Susanna, age 5 months and weighing in at 15 pounds. The rise is snapped down to its smallest setting. Susanna has really chunky legs and the elastics are super snug on her.
I had to satisfy my curiosity and try it on 3-year-old Benjamin, who’s a bit on the skinny side at 31 pounds. In case you’re wondering…yes, you could definitely use this AIO as a “pull up” trainer, especially since the flap holds the inserts securely in place.
First of all, the mechanics of the diaper. The outer is made of soft, smooth and brightly colored PUL. Inside it’s lined with microfleece and has a built in soaker. Each diaper also comes with one additional microfiber doubler which is smooth on the side that touches baby’s skin. Ones and Twos also sells bamboo boosters for overnight and heavy wetters.
The photo shows the sewn-in soaker, the unique front flap and then the extra insert that comes with each Ones and Twos you buy. Hooray, no stuffing is required! This sounds really lazy, but I really dislike stuffing, and that’s the draw of an AIO diaper. You wrap around your baby and go. The Ones and Twos diaper is even easier than my current prefold system because of the velcro closure; all my covers right now are snap.
The laundry tabs on the Ones and Twos are a bit different. It’s not just the typical “receiver” piece of aplix; instead, it looks more like a little patch with reinforced seams in an “x” pattern. After washing and drying this diaper you’ll see that this little tab is much less prone to attracting lint like traditional laundry tabs. Definitely a nice feature!
The Itty Bitty Nappy Co. hoped to score three major goals with the Ones and Twos diaper by designing it to be (1) as easy to use as a disposable (2) great at keeping baby dry and (3) economical. I’d say they accomplished all three goals. With the hook & loop tabs, getting the diaper on takes seconds. And because it’s lined with synthetic fabrics and utilizes a microfiber soaker and insert, the Ones & Twos will keep wetness away from your baby’s bottom.
It’s also nice and trim:
As for price, they go for roughly $16.95 and this includes one insert. The bamboo soakers come in 2-packs for about $8.95. So for the price of 2 packages of disposable diapers that are “here today gone tomorrow,” you can purchase a Ones & Twos which will last for years to come.
The Ones and Twos don’t demand too much from a mother in the laundry room. With the usual restrictions (no softeners, bleach sparingly and use enzyme-free detergent) they are truly easy care. The built-in microfiber soaker makes this diaper quick to dry, unlike other AIO diapers with hemp or bamboo inners that take much longer.
I thoroughly enjoyed trying this diaper out and only wish I had the whole collection of beautiful, bright colors! One of you will get a chance to try a Ones and Twos for free because YES there will be a giveaway! Read on…..
PRIZE: Ones & Twos AIO Diaper with Insert in Aqua, courtesy of Baby Hope’s Cloth Diapers – retail value of $16.95
Giveaway is open to both U.S. and Canadian residents and ends on February 9, 2012 at 11 pm CST. Winner will be chosen with Random.org and announced the following morning. All entries will be verified. Winner has 48 hours to claim prize or a new winner will be chosen.