I came across Cloud Cloth Diapers this spring while looking for something unique and affordable for Camille. Nine children and living on one income have a way of making you really keep an eye on your budget!
Over the years, many work-from-home mothers have been featured at my blog, so naturally I wanted to share the Cloud Cloth Diapers story with you.
Owner Ari Cooper told me “I always knew that I wanted to run a business but could never figure out what. When I found out I was having my second child, I knew that I wanted to cloth diaper…One day I decided that I was going to sell them and that way people would get them in a few days instead of weeks [i.e. from overseas]…I wanted to give up so many times this past year and a half but the entrepreneurial bug keeps biting me and keeps me motivated.”
Cloud Cloth Diapers are imported from China, using several different manufacturers. With ethics and safety in mind, Ari assured me “They all have provided me with documents showing their chemical testing reports, CPSIA, and SGS reports. In addition I am planning a trip to visit them all later this year since I want to see for myself where the diapers come from. I have built relationships with all of my account managers so they are very comfortable with sending me photos and sharing information with me.”
I’m impressed that Ari is so forthright and conscientious about the products she sells.
And now for the diaper review!
For 7-month-old Camille, I bought three different Cloud styles: a cover, a pocket and an all-in-one. All three are one-size.
My order was beautifully packaged with a ribbon and hand-written name tag. I cut the dark blue satin ribbon in half and gave one to each of my little girls for their braids and ponytails. 🙂
To stand out from the crowd a little bit, Ari shared with me that she packages orders “like a gift, instead of just sending them off in the plastic bags. It takes A LOT more time, and little bit more money but I think it makes each customer feel a little more appreciative of their purchase.”
Cloud all-in-one diapers have either a microsuede (white) or charcoal bamboo (gray) inner lining; I chose the latter. For my pocket diaper, I ordered the cotton/bamboo insert for $4.50. Other choices include hemp, bamboo and charcoal bamboo.
For just $6.50, the one size diaper cover has several nice features: double leg gussets, double snaps at the waist and flaps at the front and back for either holding inserts or providing an extra layer of waterproof material.
Camille is 7 months old and about 16 pounds. There’s still a lot of room to grow in this cover. There are 4 size settings using the adjustable rise.
My bamboo/cotton insert shrank a little in the wash, as you would expect, and the edges don’t stay perfectly flat after that.
I really like the fit and look of the new square tabs on Cloud pocket diapers; they were changed in response to customer requests. There are double snaps on the wings, plus a double set of hip snaps. I’ve been only using one of those, though, and the diaper stays secure. As with any pocket diaper, the absorbency level depends on what you stuff inside. The bamboo/cotton insert I chose holds Camille for about 2 hours.
The inner lining of the all-in-one diaper hides stains really well, and is soft and fleecy. There’s a pocket opening at the front which allows you to add extra inserts. Note: If you opt for the AIO with microsuede instead of charcoal bamboo, the wing snap configuration will look like the pocket diaper pictured above.
Since 3 absorbent layers of microfiber are sewn into this diaper, it takes a little more time to dry as compared to the pocket style. Cloud Cloth AIO diapers are just $9.00 each.
The AIO and pocket are very similar in fit, but you probably already know I lean towards the convenience of an AIO, so that’s the diaper we’ve been using the most. I also like that the wings are a bit narrower. To my surprise, Camille can wear the AIO several hours easily without leaking, and there’s plenty of room to add an extra doubler on top.
I love all the prints we got: snails, bugs, iguanas. Cloth diapering certainly does not have to be a mundane chore in 2019! Have fun shopping Cloud Cloth and see the range of prints and colors Ari is offering right now. (PS: She also has some diapers on clearance for $3.75 – yes, you read that correctly!)
And last but not least, Cloud Cloth now has two styles of roomy, backpack style diaper bags available for pre-order. Ari carefully oversaw each design detail, and they are only $45, with a 1 year limited warranty included.
Diapering with Cloud Cloth is not just affordable, it’s fun, and you get personal service from a friendly and approachable WAHM. Ari cares a lot about quality and is very responsive to her customers. Just recently, a new payment option was added called Klarna. If you spend $35 or more, you can split your purchase in to 4 equal payments with no credit check, no fees and no interest.
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