It’s been a while since we’ve tried a new pocket diaper, so Katie and I picked up some Wink Organic Bamboo Pocket Diapers when they were on sale.
This pocket diaper is designed to fit approximately 8 to 35 pounds, and is lined with organic bamboo. Your purchase includes one microfiber insert; I also picked up one of Wink’s 4-layer organic bamboo terry inserts to try with our diapers.
Wink’s pocket has a couple of extra features like double leg gussets and an extra wide waterproof guard at the inside front of the waistband. You stuff and unstuff this diaper at the front.
Wink inserts consist of four layers and measure approximately 13.5″ x 5″.Wink Diapers are manufactured according to fair trade practices, and all fabrics are certified to Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 and the CPSIA.
Performance: We both found this to be a better-than-average pocket in terms of absorbency. The microfiber insert lasts for about 2 hours with Roderick and up to 3 with Mary Kate. Microfiber and bamboo together stuffed in the pocket can hold a big toddler like Roderick through a long nap, and Mary Kate overnight. My guess is that the organic bamboo lining of the diaper offers additional absorbency. It’s also a nice feature if you like pocket diapers but don’t want synthetic fleece against your baby’s skin.
Katie told me “I felt much more confident of having no leaks with this diaper than with other pockets we use!”
The front pocket opening has an obvious advantage of saving you from possibly having to touch #2 when pulling the insert out. But if your baby wets up front, that means the insert will likely be soaked when you unstuff the diaper. Most families use who use pockets have a preference either way, and most pocket diapers feature a back opening, but for me it doesn’t matter because I can use a diaper mitt to pull out soiled inserts and keep my fingers clean no matter what.
Fit: The gathers at the back of the diaper aren’t just cute; they give a nice snug fit but aren’t too tight. Plus, they can offer some added protection against blowouts at the rear.
With 4 size settings on the rise, the Wink bamboo pocket diaper is highly adjustable.
Roderick is 27 months and 30 pounds and wears it completely opened up to the largest setting.
Mary Kate is 15 months and 18 pounds and wears it snapped up a step down from the very largest setting.
Care: Katie line dries her diapers and reported that the bamboo lining still stays soft. I machine dry, and since the inserts are not bulky, dry time is average.
The inserts don’t agitate out on their own in the wash.
Value: The price is a bit higher than other pocket diapers, but the absorbency is a little better. Plus, Wink has an amazing selection of prints and colors! They also offer really big sales on occasion, so don’t forget to join the mailing list. There’s also peace of mind that you get when buying. From the site: “Products that are deemed damaged due to defects in manufacturing and/or workmanship are eligible for a 12 month warranty.”
Where to Buy:
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Giveaway: Bailey at Wink Diapers has offered to give away a pocket diaper, just like I reviewed today! This giveaway is open to US residents. Good luck!