This is a sponsored post thanks to ecoAble who sent me a diaper to review.
Cloth Diapers can be daunting to new parents, hell they can be daunting to experienced parents as well, especially to those of us who have limited mobility and have to itemize what they do in a day so that they do not run out of energy to complete the day with. (Check out Spoon Theory for a better explanation.) My son is 17 months old and we have used disposables from day one with no issues aside from the nagging feeling in the back of my head about how much trash we were making and how much money has been wasted on these disposables. This is why I decided it is time to find out which Cloth Diapers will work with someone with limited dexterity in their hands like myself. Today I am starting this journey with an ecoAble All-in-One cloth diaper.
ecoAble All-in-One Farm print Cloth Diaper
Diving into the world of cloth diapering still scares me, but I am diving into the shallows first. All-in-One diapers are known for being the easiest diapers to work with because they do not require a cover and don’t have to be stuffed though you can stuff them if you need extra absorbency. The ecoAble All-in-One diapers come in snaps or hook and loop like you see above. Today I am just reviewing their hook and loop cloth diaper for functionality. I chose to start with hook and loop because I will admit that I am terrified to actually attempt snap diapers.
The ecoAble AIO cloth diaper has a nice sleek design; the interior is made of soft charcoal bamboo fleece that helps to wick moisture away from baby’s skin to help keep their skin dry (and hide stains easier than white material). This diaper is made with a sewn in absorbent material so there is no need to stuff the diaper. It does however come with a bonus pocket that allows for the stuffing of the diaper if you have a heavy wetter or want to use the diaper for overnight use.
By looking at the diaper you will be able to see that these diapers have really tight elastics around the legs to help create a great fit on baby. They also come with snaps on the front of the diaper to change the rise of the diaper so that it can fit a child approximately 10 lbs to 35 lbs. A great addition to this diaper is the laundry tabs that you can fold over so that the diapers don’t link together in the wash as well as to help ensure that the hook and loop doesn’t get destroyed in the wash.
Hook and Loop Functionality
The hook and loop on this ecoAble AIO is firm, but not too firm that I cannot grasp it. It is also made nicely so that there is a small tab for me to easily grab and pull the hook and loop apart. I find this to be great because there are times with disposables where I cannot pull the tabs back off of the diaper when my son is wearing it. I have destroyed many a diaper by tearing the tabs completely off just so I can remove the diaper.
Now for the scary part; the rise snaps. I was nervous about the snaps because there have been many snaps on my son’s clothes that I have been unable to snap and unsnap. Thankfully the snaps on cloth diapers seem to always be the plastic snaps and these tend to be easier to snap than the metal ones. However I will admit that in order for me to snap these together I must hold the diaper a certain way and use my right thumb on the inside of the diaper and have my left hand holding the rest of the diaper still as well as using my left hand as a brace to push the snaps firmly together.
I would have to say that I rate the ease of the ecoAble All-in-One cloth diaper a 4.5 out of 5 because I am able to adjust the diaper as well as use the hook and loop feature with ease. I am not giving it a full 5 because I do believe that disposables are still easier even though they aren’t cost effective or eco-friendly.
Where to Buy
If you are interested in purchasing the ecoAble All-in-One diaper you can check out their website. You can buy them as single diapers for $15.99 or a 6 pack bundle for $64.99. Purchasing the bundle brings the price down to $10.83 a piece. The bundle is a great way to start a stash even if you don’t get to hand pick all of your prints. You will also want to make sure that you check out their promo page to get the best bang for your buck!