My Lighthouse Diaper review from April introduced a new, mother-designed bamboo all-in-one, available in 3 whimsical, beach-inspired prints. Vanessa’s product launch has been so successful that some of the three original prints are already sold out! In May, 6 bright colors with coordinating snaps were released (below). There has been a minor update to the diaper design, so Vanessa sent Mary Kate a complimentary “Surf” diaper to try out.
Lighthouse Diapers now have 1 more row of rise snaps. As noted in my prior review, the first Lighthouse Diapers produced only had 2 columns of snaps across the rise (horizontally), which caused the front to bulge out sometimes when fastened on the smallest setting for young infants. The extra row that has now been added to the middle eliminates the puckering issue completely for us.
Some highlights of the Lighthouse diaper from my previous review:
- Only needs 1 wash before use
- Bamboo insert is adjustable and can be used with bamboo or fleece side up
- Dries more quickly than many other AIO diapers
- Lined inside with breathable, easy care Athletic Wicking Jersey
- Includes an extra bamboo insert (size small)
Mary Kate was 3 months when she first tried the Lighthouse AIO; now’s she’s 5 months. If I want the diaper to fit right at her belly button, I will snap the rise completely up (left). But she also wears it comfortably snapped up once (bottom right).
Here are some more recent photos of Mary Kate in her Lighthouse diapers at 18 months old. She can wear it with the rise snapped up once (medium) or unsnapped completely (large). Mary Kate is small for her age, and in about the 10th percentile for weight.
If you missed my complete Lighthouse diaper review, check that out here. This is basically what you see when you open the diaper up:
Since Mary Kate has been wearing her Lighthouse diaper for a few months, I’ve discovered a handy trick which works great for babies that wet more in the back. Take the small bamboo insert which is included with your diaper and lay it at the back of the diaper to boost the absorbency (I fold the edges under to fit).
The Lighthouse AIO gets high marks for versatility, softness and a trim fit. Compared to other one-size diapers in our rotation, though, it does run on the small side. The fit range for a taller or bigger-than-average child is going to be much smaller, and Lighthouse Diapers might not carry you through until potty training.
The absorbency of our Lighthouse diaper is great! My toddler can wear it through a 2 hour nap with the extra insert placed up front, as mentioned above. Mary Kate (3 months) wore it for 6 hours with the extra booster. Neither can wear it overnight, but this is not generally expected with an AIO diaper.
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Each diaper is $20.99. Five percent of net profits are given monthly to Hannah’s Home of South Florida. This ministry provides biblical, loving support to women during and after pregnancy. I’m really happy that my Lighthouse purchases benefit this life-affirming cause!