Last spring I reviewed Bambino Mio covers and muslin flat diapers; today’s review highlights the Miosolo All-in-One. UK-based Bambino Mio has been around for over 20 years and has garnered many awards. Distribution in the US and Canada was great news for cloth diapering families!
Here’s a quick rundown of the Miosolo’s features:
- Waterproof PUL outer, 100% polyester lining and an 85% polyester, 15% nylon quilted soaker pad (5×14 inches)
- Pull tab on the soaker makes removing it from the pocket easier
- Pouch at one end of the soaker holds additional absorbency in place
- Quick dry time
- Retail price of $21.99The velcro?
Stuff the soaker pad into the pocket and the Miosolo is ready for your baby to wear:
The Miosolo AIO is designed to fit from 8 pounds and up. It has three rise settings (small, medium and large):
Fit: The hook and loop closure makes the Miosolo a quick and easy diaper to get on, and getting a snug but comfortable at the waist is a cinch.
Ingrid is just under 3 years old in these pictures. She’s small for her age and is wearing the MioSolo at the largest (rise unsnapped) setting. It fits great on her and is super trim.
Here’s Mary Kate at 11 months of age (below). The MioSolo is bigger overall than other one-size diapers I have; she’s wearing it on the smallest rise setting and the tabs are touching at the waist. For a smaller baby, you can fasten the waistband more tightly using the little square tab of hook and loop pictured below (top right).
What if the leg openings just aren’t snug enough on a smaller/thinner infant? On Mary Kate, I tried this little hack. If you find that the legs are still too loose after fastening the waistband as tight as you like, pinch the waistband with your fingers at your baby’s hips (both left and right – pink arrows below), and pull up a little. This will snug up the leg gussets somewhat. Because there are no hip snaps on this diaper, this adjustment may only last for so long on an active baby.
Performance: The Miosolo hasn’t leaked once during my testing on both Ingrid and Mary Kate. I’m impressed because most All-in-One diapers with a single microfiber soaker inside give us a couple of hours max, and even that’s pushing it. I was able to use this diaper through long naps, as is. Because my girls are tummy sleepers, I thought that a wider waterproof strip on the inside waistband would be needed, but I was wrong. It functions fine as designed.
I even tried it overnight, with an extra bamboo insert from my collection. Mary Kate was able to wear it all night, and she is what I would call an average wetter. At 11 months, she’s still nursing twice in the night, so I am happy about the results!
I love the pull-tab on the insert, because one thing that really makes me cringe is having to grabbed a pee-soaked insert from the pocket of a diaper. The laundry tabs are strong and have stayed put in the wash after months of laundering. The velcro wing tabs are starting to curl back slightly but are as strong as ever.
Another plus is the super soft and smooth inner lining, which feels much better to me than microsuede or low-quality fleece.
There are two minor drawbacks to the Miosolo, the first being that you have to stuff the insert, like you would a pocket diaper. One of the things I love most about the All-in-One style is the fact that you just wrap it around your baby and go. The Miosolo’s 100% microfiber insert cannot be put against a baby’s skin, so there is that extra step of having to stuff the diaper before using. Thankfully, the pocket is roomy and easy to stuff.
Secondly, it’s 100% synthetic, so if you prefer natural fibers and want to go with a more economical option, I highly recommend the Bambino Mio covers and flats.
Giveaway: One lucky reader will win a Miosolo diaper in the Sky Ride print, plus a pack of Bambino Mio cotton wipes. Open to US and Canadian residents. Good luck!