What’s colorful, trim-fitting, versatile and only $7.95? The Diaper Junction (aff) one-size cover! I’ve been really impressed with my purchase of a few months ago and wanted to share a review with you, just in case you’re on the fence about this product.
For my Diaper Junction review, I chose the Cobalt color, a nice deep blue that looks pretty sharp on both my guy and my gal.
Here are the basic features of the Diaper Junction brand diaper cover:
- It’s made of waterproof TPU. TPU is slightly softer and more pliable than PUL.
- The inside of the cover has a flap at the front and back to help secure inserts or diapers. The back flap is elasticized for even better performance.
- The inside is wipeable, which means you can reuse it a few times if it isn’t soiled with #2.
- The rise features 3 rows of snaps, which translates to 4 size settings (three snapped up and one completely open).
- The wings close with 1 snap and then have 2 additional hip snaps for further adjustment.
- The snaps are covered on the inside with a thin white piece of fabric.
After about four months of regular use, here’s my feedback.
WHAT I LIKE:
- The TPU fabric is silky smooth and makes for a very trim-fitting cover. It’s a little thinner than some of my other covers, and for that reason I was hesitant at first, but it has performed just as well.
- The covers has washed and worn extremely well, with absolutely no visible wear or fading of colors.
- The leg elastics are snug and comfortable and haven’t loosened up at all.
- It fits well on both my 1 year old and my 2 year old, although I’ve been using almost exclusively on the younger one.
- The wings are nice and stretchy.
- It’s a roomy cover that fits well over fitteds, prefolds, flats or whatever else I feel like putting inside. Sizing is very comparable to a Flip diaper cover, with the only noticeable difference being the wing style and roominess in the rear (DJ cover is a bit more generous).
- It’s performed great overnight.
- The elastic sewn inside the back flap helps hold inserts in place better (in my opinion) than other covers with regular flaps.
- You can choose from 12 different colors!
- It’s only $7.95.
WHAT I WOULD CHANGE
- Looking at the photo above, you can see how the snaps on the waistband are angled somewhat, and not straight up and down. This is the only thing I would change about the cover – to have the snaps straight up and down. Every once in a while, I feel like I can’t quite get the exact fit I want with the waist snaps.
This is the Diaper Junction cover on Erik; in this picture he is about 14 months old and 21 pounds. Scroll down to the end of the post for a picture of the cover on a toddler.
These would make an ideal cover choice if you’re working on building a budget stash. My recommendation? Pair these Diaper Junction covers with Diaper Rite flats (also a DJ product). Diaper Rite birdseye cotton flats are sold in packs of twelve; you can choose from sizes small (27×27) and large (32×32) – measurements are prior to washing and drying. I bought unbleached Diaper Rite flats, since they are softer than the standard white. Flats are just one big square layer of fabric, so they wash and rinse out fantastically and dry super quick. I have a dozen of the smalls, and typical of cotton, they do not shrink up perfectly after the initial prepping. That is, they aren’t perfect squares, but they’re close. After you fold them up it doesn’t really make a difference anyway.
Small flats are $21.95 for a dozen, so that comes to $1.83 per diaper; one dozen larges are $26.95, bringing the cost per diaper to $2.25. Super economical!
There are two very easy ways to use Diaper Rite flats with the Diaper Junction covers. Pad-fold the flat (click here for quickie tutorial) and insert into the flaps of the cover:
Or try this simple fold with a Boingo or Snappi fastener if containment of messy poo is a going concern. This flat fold is one of the easiest you’ll find (sorry, I don’t do Origami, Kite, Mini Kite or Adapted Kite – LOL). It doesn’t even have a name that I know of. I call my creation the Custom Fold because you pick the width and length that you want.
There are only 4 steps. Easy, easy, easy!
Something else I really love about my soft unbleached flats: in a pinch I can grab them for other uses – burp cloth, clean up cloth or even an emergency changing mat for our bed (folded in half). Fitted diapers, AIO’s and pocket diapers just aren’t that versatile.
If you are thinking of grabbing a few of these bargain covers for your little one, here are the vibrant colors you get to pick from!
A closer look at the two new colors (Rainforest and Antigua) plus my favorite of the new prints – Scottie!
Here’s your chance to try the Diaper Junction one-size cover for your baby….for FREE! Enter the giveaway using the Rafflecopter form below, and you’ll have a shot at TWO one-size covers (choice of in stock colors) – thanks to our friends over at Diaper Junction! Open to US and Canadian residents. Allow 2-4 weeks for prize fulfillment. GIVEAWAY CLOSED