I was really eager to try the TushMate AIO diaper when it was launched because of the unique combination of fabrics: hemp, cotton and microfleece. Combined with the stunning, nature-inspired prints that TushMate has been releasing, these are diapers that are definitely worth a closer look.
This diaper is designed to adjust from 8 to 35 pounds by means of an adjustable rise on the front. There are three sets of rise snaps, which gives you more of a nuanced sizing system (it comes out to four size settings) than a typical diaper with only two sets of snaps.
The inside of a TushMate AIO diaper is lined with white stay-dry polyester fleece liner. The elasticized liner snaps down in the front to create a semi-pocket that you can tuck extra inserts in for absorbency. The semi-attached hemp/cotton insert can be tucked under the liner, or laid on top. It’s made in the long “snake style,” so you can fold it under to fit smaller babies.
The open design of the diaper helps to shorten the dry time, which is typically much longer when you’re using hemp.
After washing and drying the diaper, I noticed some twisting of the fabric on the soaker that was different than the normal uneven shrinkage you sometimes see with natural fibers. This didn’t didn’t change the way the diaper functioned in terms of absorbency, but I did send the diaper back so that TushMate could take a look. Turns out, the way the 3 layers of fabric are positioned in relation to each other causes some friction and/or movement, which results in the slight twist. This is something that TushMate will address in future AIO releases.
Before tucking the insert into the pocket, I would smooth it out as best I could to get it as flat as possible.
The tiny little holes you see in the picture above are at the front of the diaper; this is where you attach the fleece liner to close up the pocket.
With the generous range of sizing mentioned above, thanks to the 3 rows of rise snaps, we can get a good fit on 3-year-old Erik (32 pounds) with this diaper. He has a slim build. He’s on the second-to-last set of snaps at the waist.
The diaper, as seen from the side, has a very trim profile.
Here’s Ingrid at 20 months.
Thanks to the hemp, Ingrid can wear this AIO diaper for naps as well as regular daytime use. She’s an average wetter.
The diaper cleans and dries more quickly if you can unsnap the liner at the front and let the soaker fully hang out. The only drawback to this is that you may have to touch wet portions of the diaper to accomplish this. An easy workaround is to leave the liner unfastened at the front, and when the diaper is soiled, just shake it to release the soaker.
TushMate diapers are ethically made in China. The waterproof thermally-bonded PUL used on the outside is Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified. The cotton in the attached soaker is certified organic. The TushMate one-size AIO diaper starts at $23.58, which is reasonable for a high-quality and well-made All-in-One. TushMate offers a 12-month warranty on snaps, stitching and seams. Elastics are covered for 3 months.
Giveaway: There is a flash giveaway open to US residents on my Facebook page this week; you can win a TushMate AIO in the new Farmland print. Click here to enter. And be sure to check out TushMate’s Facebook page for a special Mother’s Day sale!