Today I am so pleased to bring you a diaper review and giveaway sponsored by my wonderful friend, Rana, at Dearest Diapers! I pop into Dearest Diapers every once in a while when I’m running low on something in my stash, or just want to try a new diapering product. She always has fun promotions going on, like freebies or discounts on your order, plus shipping is ALWAYS free. Even better, I usually get an email within just a few hours telling me “your order has shipped!” At Dearest Diapers, military families always get a 5% discount, and everyone can accumulate Dearest Diaper Dollars with each purchase.
Thanks to Dearest Diapers, we’ve gotten to test drive the Oh Katy One-Size Pocket Diaper. This one has been on my radar screen for a long time because it looked really cute in photos and has some neat features that piqued my curiosity, like the sized inserts and “wrap and snap” feature – (more on these later).
Rana sent us a “bluebird” Oh Katy pocket diaper, and these two inserts.
The longer one is adjustable with snaps. The smaller one is the newborn size, but can really be used for any size baby to add extra absorbency. The Oh Katy is designed to fit babies 8 to 35 pounds.
Here’s the Oh Katy on my first model – Susanna is 10 months old but pretty small at just 17.5 pounds.
As you can see from the photo, the rise is snapped down to the small setting, and the waist has plenty of room to grow.
Since I’m expecting a newborn in January (number 7!!), I was curious to see just how small the Oh Katy can get. I snapped up the rise and used the crossover snaps on the waist to shrink it down to the tiniest possible size. Inside I stuffed just the newborn insert. Here’s how it compares to an actual “newborn” diaper (the GroVia AIO). It’s not as trim in the crotch, but overall I’d say it looks pretty good for a one-size diaper:
Before we leave our first model, let’s take a peek from the rear:
And now on to my second guinea pig – Samuel. He’s 2 years old and close to 30 pounds. Like most one-size diapers, I think the fit gets cuter and trimmer as your baby grows!
Now just what is the “wrap and snap” feature? Basically, it means that when the diaper gets soiled you can roll it up, insert and all, and snap it closed. No wet bag needed! Imagine how handy this feature would be if you were out and about and forgot your wet bag. That’s happened to me many times. I found this feature to be helpful when I was handing off a dirty diaper to my daughter, Catherine, who often helps with changes. Instead of trying to pass along a big messy diaper and insert (yes, we’ve had “surprises” fall out of the diaper on the way to the pail…..), I can simply give her a tidy little ball and say “could you toss this in the pail?”
Here are some things we really liked about our Oh Katy diaper:
- My expectations as far as the fit were definitely met. I think the Oh Katy pockets are cute, comfy and trim-fitting on both of my little ones, even though they are two very different sizes.
- The diaper and inserts dry very quickly.
- I love that Oh Katy includes two different sized inserts with each diaper.
- The color choices are fun! I would love to buy a silver or black Oh Katy!
- With both inserts inside, the Oh Katy held in a lot of liquid with no leaks. It easily held up for 6 hours.
- The double snaps on the wings ensure that everything stays put with no sagging or drooping.
Though the Oh Katy pretty much scored 5 stars for me in every category, there is one thing I would change if I could:
- The price, at $17.95, is certainly reasonable and nearly the same as the BumGenius 4.0 and the Fuzzibunz Elite, but I would love to see it just a little bit lower so I could pick up more than just a few of these for my stash.
Before I tell you about the giveaway that Dearest Diapers is offering, look at all the fun colors you choose from in the Oh Katy pocket diapers!
Right now, you can buy 4 Oh Katy diapers and get 1 FREE at Dearest Diapers – and with free shipping, of course!
Just add 5 Oh Katy Pocket Diapers to your cart and use code OKB4G1 to remove one diaper from your order total!
TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY
Use the Rafflecopter form below to get your entries in. One lucky winner will receive an Oh Katy pocket diaper in choice of color, courtesy of Rana at Dearest Diapers!
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