*UPDATE* After December 2017, BB Cloth will no longer be producing this pocket style, but only the 2-in-1 (i.e. AI2) diaper.
At BB Cloth you can find pocket diapers, AI2’s and the butterfly fitteds I reviewed previously. A few months ago, I picked up a BB Cloth 2.0 pocket diaper because I was curious about this brand and also loved the unique prints offered.
We have a lot of outer space fans in this family. The diaper I chose from BB Cloth is named after a man whose biography I read last year and could barely put down: Robert Goddard. Called the “Father of Rocketry,” he invented the world’s first liquid-fuel rocket. This print is the best!
Each BB Cloth pocket diaper has a waterproof PUL outer shell and a white microsuede inner lining. The diaper costs $12 and includes a 4-layer bamboo/poly insert and is marketed to fit from approximately 7 to 35 pounds. The pocket opening at the back has really snug elastic and is a bit narrow, however, after you get your hand inside, the pocket itself is very generously sized, so it’s easy to double up on inserts (you can buy extras from BB Cloth).
There are 3 sets of snaps on the rise, but only two rows across, so there are less to fasten.
There is also a strip of waterproof PUL fabric at the inside front of the waistband, to help guard against tummy and compression leaks.
The crossover snaps at the waist can help you to get a really snug fit on a small or skinny baby. The BB Cloth pocket might even work for a newborn, if he’s a little bigger than average. Here’s my BB Cloth pocket at its very smallest setting, placed next to an actual newborn size diaper. It’s wider and a bit taller in the rise, but the leg openings do get very small.
The double snaps on the wings are nice because it helps to keep the tabs flatter. There’s also a hip snap on each side (which you don’t have to use if you’re in a hurry). This just gives some added insurance against sagging or drooping.
I also like that the inserts are bamboo plus polyester; this adds both softness and durability, and keeps the insert from getting that crunchy feeling after long-term use.
The pocket opening easily holds doubled up inserts or prefolds so this diaper could be a nap or nighttime option for you. I tested it twice on Ingrid overnight with the included bamboo/poly insert on top and a hemp insert from our stash underneath. This combo worked great, without any leaks.
Ingrid is 22 months and on the small side. She wears this diaper on the second-to-last snap, so she has one more snap to grow on.
Here is the diaper on Erik, a slim 3-year-old, at the largest rise setting:
One thing I would improve on this diaper would be to add a middle row of rise snaps down the front, to avoid the puckering that sometimes happens when the snapped-up rise does not stay flat.
Shop: There are a lot of choices out there when it comes to pocket diapers. I highly recommend BB Cloth based on my purchase experience. Glenda is prompt, friendly and personable; she stands behind her diapers and offers a 30-day warranty against manufacturer defects. BB Cloth releases new prints every so often (some are limited edition) and they tend to go fast. Some are quirky, some are pretty and some are just plain fun.
BB Cloth is locally owned and operated and has a very simple mission – “to make fun quality cloth diapers that moms and dads want to use.” BB Cloth diapers are Children’s Product Certified (CPC) and branded diapers are tested by a CPSIA approved third party laboratory to meet lead and flammability standards.
You can shop directly from the BB Cloth website and follow the Facebook page for coupon codes and promos. Get free shipping on orders over $50.
Giveaway CLOSED Glenda is giving away a BB Cloth pocket diaper with insert to one lucky Zephyr Hill reader! You get to choose your print. This giveaway is open to US residents, territories and military addresses included. Good luck!