Lalabye Baby sells one-size pocket diapers with bamboo inserts, biodegradable liners, cotton terry wipes, wet bags, laundry care products and other cloth accessories. Melissa, the mother behind Lalabye Baby, kindly sent us the “Pat-a-Cake” diaper to review, which is white with teal snaps. All of her diapers have cute nursery rhyme themed names like “Twinkle Little Star” (yellow) and “Peter Pumpkin Eater” (orange).
When you open the diapers all the way up, there’s a surprise: a rainbow of colored snaps – so you can have something to look forward to as baby fattens up and grows! The colors also help you to quickly fasten the waist snaps by size. For example, you might use red for a big toddler and green for a larger baby. Tip: you can also steer your husband or your mother-in-law in the right direction by using the color code.
Here is the Lalabye diaper opened up. You can snap the bamboo inserts in, or just lay in the shell and tuck under the flap. There are two pocket openings on this diaper, if you prefer that style.
The pocket openings allow the inserts to slide out on their own in the washing machine. So you won’t have to reach in the pocket to pull out a wet or dirty pad. There’s also a waterproof PUL band on the top inside to further guard against leaks – especially when your child is on his/her tummy. When stuffing this diaper, I always use the front opening because the back one is very narrow.
With your diaper purchase you get two 4-layer bamboo inserts – one is newborn size and the other is standard size and they have a snap to fasten them in the shell; you can also snap the two inserts together before securing them in the shell if you want more absorbency. Bamboo is buttery soft and stays that way even after many washings. It’s also super trim and highly absorbent. On a scale of 1 to 5 for soaking power, I would give the Lalabye a 4 when using the two inserts together, so it’s definitely above average. I’ve also discovered with time that bamboo doesn’t hold on to odors like microfiber, although it does tend to stain more easily. There’s a trade-off with every diapering fabric. With Susanna and Samuel (ages 1 and 2) I use both bamboo inserts. For newborn Erik I used just the small to cut down on bulk.
Want to see the Lalabye pocket on some kiddos? Here is my tiny little guy first. Erik is 10 pounds and the Lalabye actually works on him, although there’s a lot of extra fabric which makes it bulky overall. Most one-size diapers start fitting best at 12-15 pounds or more.
Here’s how it fits on Susanna who is 18 months and about 25 pounds:
Here’s my toddler, Samuel (almost 3 and weighing 35 pounds).
The price tag of $14.95 is great for a diaper that can function as either an All-in-Two or pocket, and has two inserts.
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